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.
In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.
Residents of unincorporated Stagecoach have long wished for a community store, and when the update of the Stagecoach Community Plan comes up for approval in January, there may be new reason for hope.
"Ski Inc." is an engaging account of the rise of the modern ski resort industry that doesn't pull punches but also honors the people who nourished it.
Dashing through the snow in a 4Runner
Local professional driver Mark Cox was behind the wheel of a Toyota 4Runner during a commercial that ran during the Nov. 27 Denver Broncos game.
Ranch weddings popular
Routt County is due for two new rural wedding venues to serve the growing demand for destination weddings in the Yampa Valley.
Big Agnes' new facility in Utah is expected to open in December and is being counted on to help the company meet demand for its products both domestically and iternationally while decreasing shipping times and increasing efficiency.
Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday morning it had opened the gondola and Heavenly Daze trail, affording 2,000 feet of vertical.
Despite the objections of its planning commission, the Routt County Board of Commissions voted unanimously this week to allow rural homeowners to construct secondary units of up to 800 square feet.
Carving before the turkey's in the oven
Scholarship Day skiers and riders at Steamboat were rewarded with blue skies and carve-able manmade snow, and 100 early birds went home with a T-shirt too.
Twentymile in pursuit of coal customer
Reports on file with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety show that coal production at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal Company is down steeply this year over 2015, but the decline has less to do with Peabody’s bankruptcy and the global decline in demand for coal than it might seem.