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.
When the Royal Hotel burned in January, the town of Yampa also lost a watering hole that offered much more than cold beer.
The tentative business arrangement with Overland Property Group to build the affordable apartments in Steamboat calls for the developers to absorb the entirety of the nearly $2 million debt on the land incurred by the authority in the real estate run-up of the last decade.
City Council asked city staffers during its Jan. 20 meeting to return this week with additional research as they wrestled with the question of whether or not to fund public improvements in the downtown through a tax incremental financing program.
Steamboat's Sven Wiik, 94, who was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame way back in 1979, was born to glide on a pair of skinny skis on Feb. 27, 1921, in Solloftea, Sweden.
“In the broader context of things, I don’t think there are too many people in the community who aren’t applauding a free market solution to a rough rental market,” – Planning Commissioner Charlie MacArthur.
The mega-storm that is threatening the Southern Rockies this weekend is unlikely to bury Steamboat, according to snow forecasters, but the ski area could accumulate about a foot by the end of the day on Monday.
The Alpiner motel owners came to the city formally in October 2014 seeking to operate a portion of the property as a lodge. Approval of that use was conditioned on the rooms not being rented long term and required that fewer than 20 rooms be rented.
January delivered mixed results among different property management companies and part of the fall-off was attributable to hesitant Front Range skiers who are very discerning about ski conditions.
The number of requests for building inspections has increased annually since 2011 when the total was 3,875 to 4,996 in 2014.
The Steamboat Movement Fest will offer outdoor yoga classes along with vendor villages in Gondola Square and live music on the performance stage.