Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

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Tom Ross writes a column that appears Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He also writes features and covers weather news for the newspaper. He started working for the newspaper in 1979.

Tom has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is from Madison. His interests include Nordic skiing, Fly Fishing, book making and documentary photography.

Recent Stories

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Chee-Yun headlines Strings' orchestral opener

It was during a concert in Israel, that a musician, with knowledge of Chee-Yun's violin, told her a prior owner loved it so much, his dying request was that he be buried with the violin.

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Heat will ease by weekend, then return June 27

Weekend brings a brief respite from the heat, but weather pattern could become wetter by end of the month.

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June 28 primary features Republican senate nomination race, challenge to Tipton

No contested primary votes for Dems

Both Routt County Republicans and Democrats were frustrated the primary process in Colorado didn’t allow them to cast a vote for a presidential candidate in 2016.

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Board of County Commissioners mulls legal approach to Peabody bankruptcy, property taxes

Routt County officials mull appropriate legal approach to Peabody bankruptcy and delinquent property tax payments

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Mayor discovers June is the time for 'therapeutic' float on the Yampa

Craig Mayor makes first-ever float on Yampa

Craig Mayor Ray Beck got a big kick out of his first-ever float trip on the Yampa River this week, and June is prime time for floating through Yampa River State Park west of Steamboat.

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Routt, Moffat counties launch naval assault against noxious invader on Yampa River

Routt and Moffat county officials floated the Yampa River June 16 to learn what it will take to defeat a monster disguised as a flowering plant

Routt, Moffat counties 'launch' assault against noxious invader on Yampa River

Local officials land state grant, launch attack on invader

Routt and Moffat county officials floated the Yampa River June 16 to learn what it will take to defeat a monster disguised as a flowering plant

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City, county officials touch base on small steps taken to revive shared law enforcement campus

City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County officials touched base this week on steps they are taking to keep alive the possibility of creating a shared law enforcement facility on the city's west side.

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Routt County to conduct study in effort to land federal grant for asbestos cleanup at Royal Hotel site

Routt County seeks grant for engineering study that could lead to cleanup of asbestos in remains of the Royal Hotel in the Town of Yampa.

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Routt County commissioners ask for draft resolution equating greenhouses with ag barns

Extension Agent Todd Hagenbuch said the motivation for those who desire larger greenhouses is to extend Routt County's short growing season to May 1 to Oct. 15.

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Former Routt County Commissioner Ben Beall was at the oars June17 as a floating party of officials and river advocates from Routt and Moffat counties floated from Routt into the city of Craig on a perfect day on the Yampa River. Beall's passengers, from left, include Colorado Department of Agriculture noxious weed specialist Patty York, Moffat County Weed and Pest Manager Jessica Counts and Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid.

Jay Gallagher, who represents the Yampa and White rivers on the Colorado Water Conservation Board, paddles June 16 past a stretch of river bottom on the Yampa between Hayden and Craig where the yellow blossoms of the invasive plant, leafy spurge, are dominating native plants. It's early in the season, but there were many areas in the same stretch of river where the spurge was not so evident.

Five of the six members of the partnership in the new Sunlight residential subdivision gathered this week on Steamboat's west side in anticipation of road construction for the planned 92-lot neighborhood. The beginning of the new road on the north side of the highway will align with Curve Court on the south side of U.S. Highway 40.

Walton Creek was flowing 8 to 10 inches deep in places along Walton Creek Trail June 6 where it passes by Indian Meadows Townhomes.

Lance Koch and his dog, Bella, shared a little wisdom with a stranger while hitchhiking through Steamboat Springs on June 2.

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