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.

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Outskirts of Steamboat see more than 1.5 inches of rain in less than 24 hours

Weather forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the official rainfall total for the 24 hours preceding 7 a.m. Wednesday was 0.98 inches, well short of the record of 1.29 inches set in July 1996.

Horse-training couple wins county approval to add land to Marabou

The HOA and one of Marabou’s homeowners were seeking the change to resolve an awkward legal situation for the HOA, and to allow one of the homeowners to create an apartment in a private barn.

Real-deal cowboy artist with ties to Routt and Moffat wins award posthumously

Earl Bascom overcame his on-again, off-again education to became a highly collected Western artist, as well as a legendary rodeo cowboy whose designs for early bucking chutes and the one-handed bareback bronc saddle changed the sport forever.

Houston flight attracts 1,123 passengers June 26 through July 22

Only three of the flights through July 22 were booked to capacity with 50 passengers, but a total of 15 were scheduled to carry 40 or more passengers.

Resort official: Flights leaving for Houston carry more passengers than the flights arriving from Texas

A flight on the 50-passenger Embraer RJ145 leaving Houston for Hayden/Steamboat Aug. 7 and returning Aug. 12 confirmed that the majority of the seats are sold. United quoted a low fare of $575 for the round-trip flight operated by Expressjet.

County expected to spend $155,000 on new roof for detention center

County facilities director Tim Winter said that a lightning-arrest system, resembling a low barbed wire fence around the perimeter of the jail's roof, was installed in 1994. It includes ground wires that run into a liquid-filled container buried in the ground.

Routt County Riders seeks county permission to place picnic table, toilet at rural crossroads

In addition to the table and toilet, Routt County Riders seeks the option to install informational signs describing nearby geology, area attractions or possibly nearby coal-mining activity.

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Tom Ross: Remember when it was legal to drive 60 mph up Eagleridge Drive?

The sports car races helped to establish Steamboat as a summer tourism destination that could rely on volunteer labor to pull off complicated events.

Steamboat airline program still pursuing service from cities like Phoenix, Charlotte, Detroit

Steamboat Ski Corp. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rob Perlman said ski corp. executives have had discussions with Southwest Airlines, which has a rapidly growing presence at Denver International Airport, but is not a hub airline.

Yellowjacket Pass due to be lowered

When work on Routt County Road 14 resumes in 2015, seventh-10ths of a mile of road will be re-paved on the north side of Yellowjacket Pass, but not until the elevation of 600 feet of roadway is lowered to improve vehicular sight lines at the top of the pass.

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Hikers continue to encounter snowy conditions in the Hahn's Peak Ranger District of the Routt National Forest, and some Forest Roads remain closed.

After 24 years in elder care in Steamboat Springs, beginning with the Extended Care Center, and moving on to the Doak Walker Care Center and finally Doak Walker House at Casey's Pond, Lee Dickey is moving to Florida and into semi-retirement, which will involve kayaking rivers that flow into the Gulf Coast.

After rousting them out of the sagebrush and chokecherry bushes on foot, Jerad Iacovetto uses an all-terrain vehicle to herd a bunch of about 25 kids back to the main herd, where there is relative safety from predators in numbers.

Nanny No. 121 nurses one of four quadruplets she gave birth to at Saddleback Ranch this spring. The births took place in the middle of the night without human assistance.

A couple of kids make brunch out of a patch of noxious houndstongue at Saddleback Ranch this month. Cattle tend to avoid the weed, but it could damage the liver cells of cows if caught up in a bale of hay and ingested.

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