Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

Email: tross@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4205

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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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Coberly Creek Ranch in South Routt conserved by 2nd easement

Merrilee Ellis told the county commissioners this week the conservation easement factors into estate planning that will allow the ranch to stay in the family indefinitely. The ranch has been in the ownership of the Neelis/Ellis Family for more than 20 years.

Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

State House candidates fed up with super PACs

Candidate Chuck McConnell said the charge that he backs a plan to drain tax dollars out of public schools in Routt and Eagle counties and send them to private schools in Denver is “ludicrous, but probably hurting me.” The claim was made in a super PAC mailer.

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Ruppel resigns as airport manager, search for replacement underway

Routt County does not expect to have a manager hired for Yampa Valley Regional Airport until after the busy December holiday season when vacationing skiers pour into Steamboat Springs.

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Phoenix the dragon makes Halloween appearance

Spike the dragon may may have enjoyed more fame in his career, but Phoenix, Steamboat's newest dragon, is both bigger and better acclimated to a wintry climate,

County commissioners table zip line appeal while developer reduces length to address noise concerns

After Jason Cobb said he would be willing to eliminate the final segment of his planned zip line adventure, the commissioners tentatively agreed that he may have struck on a way to address the neighborhood’s concerns about the noise the zip line might generate.

U.S. Highway 40 project in Steamboat Springs passes milestone

Project Manager Eric Marsh confirmed that paving crews made the most of the unseasonably mild weather of Oct. 20 to 25 and completed the asphalt work on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs.

Appeal of approved zip line permit goes to Routt County commissioners

The zip line, approved by Planning Commission Sept. 4, would begin on the upper portion of a 71-acre parcel of land off U.S. Highway 40 where it ascends the lower portion of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Snow above 9,000 feet in Steamboat's forecast for late Sunday and early Monday

A line of rain and snow will move through Colorado from Aspen to Steamboat on Sunday night into early Monday morning, but the first week of November likely will be mild and dry.

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Best of the Boat: Boys & Girls Club wins best kids program

Whether it’s for an hour after school or a full day during summer vacation, youngsters are welcome at the Boys and Girls Club at remarkably low rates.

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Chef Kate Rench's Peach Streusel Cupcake is accompanied by salted caramel, candied pecans, lemon cream gelato, Crème anglaise and thinly sliced fresh Colorado peaches.

Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs

Tasha and Al Campos have been so successful with MountainBrew, they've opened a third location in Old Town Hot Springs.

The Provencale city of Isle sur la Sorgue in southern France enjoys a mild October climate. The city is dotted with wooden water wheels along the spring-fed Sorgue River, which contains brown trout.

Pleasant Valley rancher Bill Gay, left, receives the Leckenby Award from Jim Stanko, representing the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

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