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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Public invited to open house on ski area arrival experience

The ease with which guests are able to navigate streets, bike trails and intersections contribute to a sense of arrival at the resort base at the foot of Mount Werner.

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Steamboat's 2017 airline program budget last to include .25 percent sales tax in foreseeable future

New era in airline program funding

The 2017 budget marks the last time, for the foreseeable future, that funding the airline program won’t rely in part on a .25 percent general city sales tax to help attract winter flights to the Yampa Valley.

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Dramatic Tree Haus wooden bridge gets hands-on treatment

Taking care of Routt County's wooden bridge

Strapped into a safety harness affixed to the Tree Haus Bridge, Jace Smith stood perched above the Yampa River and reached above his head to apply a coat of transparent finish to one of the heavy timbers of the bridge.

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Poultry rule the roost as Routt County Fair livestock shows begin

Chickens have personality's too

“He’s really sweet, he’s happy a lot, but sometimes he pecks me.” — Dyllan Spitzley, 13, talking about her champion rooster at the Routt County Fair.

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Routt County Commissioner District 1 challenger Bob Dapper had raised $35,055 by July 23

Dapper's campaign funding more than triple Corrigan's

As of July 28, Commissioner District I challenger Tim Corrigan has raised $35,055 in campaign funds compared to $9,569 for incumbent Tim Corrigan.

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Steamboat's high temperatures could crest in mid 70s for the weekend

Cooling trend arrives late in week

After an overnight low of 42 degrees Friday into Saturday, the first day of the weekend promises to be mostly sunny with a high of 75 degrees.

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4-H Western Horse Show leads off Routt County Fair

Banana, cherry, lime snow cones are one of the keys to success in 4-H Western Horse Show.

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Treasurer explains legal constraints that complicate acceptance of Peabody's property taxes

Taxes bound up in the interest

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn explains legal constraints she says prevent her from accepting Peabody Energy's/Twentymile Coal's property taxes, as offered

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King Cardinal performs in revival of classic train tour

Trains pulled the Silver Circuit

The history of the Silver Circuit is all about the railroads generating business and delivering entertainment to remote mountain towns such as Steamboat Springs.

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Busy pedestrian crossing at Steamboat Ski Area base undergoing re-make

One of the most apparent changes at the intersection of Apres Ski Way and Village Drive will be the installation of four-way stop signs at the intersection.

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Matt McLaughlin and Mesa Thankful, right, apply a fresh coat of transparent finish to the Tree Haus Bridge on Aug. 18. The bridge is dedicated to the memory of the late Routt County Road and Bridge engineer Lou Gabos.

Dyllan Spitzley, 13, of Clark, claimed the grand champion ribbon in the Poultry Showmanship intermediate class at the Routt County Fair Aug. 17 with a little red rooster named Count Dooku after the Star Wars character.

Routt County Fair Queen Karyn Forbes, 15, with her horse, Bentley, relies on multi-flavored snow cones to get her through four days of competition in the hot August sun. Forbes and Bentley picked up several blue ribbons Aug. 15.

Fine art painter Gregory Block touches up the edges of one of his canvases in anticipation of the Aug. 5 opening of the new Gallery 89, located at 1009 Lincoln Ave., in time for the First Friday Art Walk.

Western photographer and fine-craft frame designer Jace Romick has opened a new gallery in a room off the lobby of the Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs.

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