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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June real estate sales rebound from record May rain

West of Steamboat saw 13 residential sales in June 2015 with an average sale price of $465,300 and a median price of $443,500, for an average price per square foot of $257.

Passive House apartment project wins nod from Steamboat planning commission

Expert Adam Cohen predicted to Steamboat Springs Planning Commission that Passive House Apartments, when complete, would garner national attention as a rare example of a market driven development with net-zero energy use.

Proposed childcare center would offer stimulating classes for youngsters and freedom for parents

Play Garden would engage children in hands-on learning and play with the objective of supporting their sense of independence, self-confidence and self-respect.

Seminars at Steamboat speaker: Despite problems, Iran nuke deal is still the best choice

Middle East expert Martin Indyk tells Steamboat audience the U.S. has a choice between an Iran that is nuclear weapons free for 15 years or an Iran that is three months from having a nuclear weapon.

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September deadline looms for deciding endangered status of greater sage grouse

"This is a place that has been overlooked for far too long — it’s windshield country. People drive through it to get to somewhere else. But there is a 12-act drama in that country that really matters." – Luke Schafer, Conservation Colorado

A memorable day for bicyclists of all descriptions in Steamboat Springs

Lowell Conkle, 57, has avidly followed bike racing since the days when American Greg Lemond first won the Tour de France for the first of three times in 1986. However, Monday marked the first time he’d attended a road cycling race in person.

Carpenter Ranch on Yampa River among five in Colorado to take on water rights transfer pilot

The water transfer plan at the Carpenter Ranch is among five in Colorado that are part of an historic agreement to explore how the four Colorado River states above Lake Powell can meet their obligations to Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Yampa's Kayla Rossi shows grand champion market lamb at Routt County Fair

Market lambs may be the rock stars of the sheep competitions at the Routt County Fair, but the luckiest sheep at the fair are the “meat breed ewe lambs” who will live to contribute superior genetics to lambs of their own.

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USA Pro Challenge: Spectators urged to curb eagerness for souvenir photos and keep the peloton safe

Competitors in the Tour de France this year had to avoid cows in the highway during a high-speed descent. But injuries caused by careless fans are unfair to the athletes. And it happens at races all over the world.

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July passengers numbers down at Yampa Valley Regional airport due to reduced Denver flights

Cardinal International Grooving and Grinding is cutting required grooves in the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport to improve aircraft traction for braking.

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Kayla Rossi, right, showed the grand champion market lamb at the Routt County Fair on Thursday and Kayla Wille, left, showed the reserve champion. Wille, 13, was grand champion in 2014 and Rossi, 11, took top honors in 2013.

A crew from Cardinal International Grooving and Grinding is working through the night at Yampa Valley Regional Airport cutting grooves required to enhance aircraft braking. Pilots have been notified that the runway is closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Works is expected to conclude by the middle of next week.

Bob Dapper leads the caravan out of the start on horseback during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Steamboat Springs in 2011.

On Tuesday, riders will ride down Pine Grove Road and hang a left onto U.S. Highway 40 before zooming out of town.

Craig resident Leo "Squeak" Snowden told an audience at the Tread of Pioneers in Steamboat Springs Aug. 7 of his days as one of the most sought-after chariot drivers in the Intermountain Region.

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