Tom Ross writes a column that appears Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He also covers land use policy issues, housing, real estate and outdoor recreation 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.
Fifteen offers on 13 building lots at Steamboat Barn Village could signal contract home construction.
I’ve always urged that it’s important to visit other mountain towns to gain new insights into the quirky, little burgh we happen to inhabit.
The committee that reports to Steamboat Springs City Council on the airline contracts that secure the majority of Steamboat’s and Routt County’s air service received good news Friday — the past winter’s ski season jet flights weren’t nearly as expensive as once feared. But challenges remain.
The June party on Yampa Street will offer sand piles and small water pools for children, volleyball, street games and reggae music.
Soon, 40-foot tractor-trailers will climb the switchbacks that cross ski trails including Twister and Nelson's Run to haul steel to the site of of the new Four Points Lodge.
Members of the Routt County Planning Commission will make a field trip to North Routt to visit the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse and walk the site in advance of Thursday's meeting.
Soon after entering full runoff stage, the Yampa and Elk rivers likely are approaching their peak flows for the season, and experts caution that the rivers are dangerously cold for people who aren’t equipped with whitewater paddling gear.
County Commissioner Doug Monger expressed strong concern with new definitions of food processing facilities on farms and ranches that would allow them as many as 50 vehicle trips per day.
Senior Steamboat Lake State Park ranger Brent Lounsbury said the campgrounds are muddy and there are many chores to do, including turning the electricity on, but the snow is going fast.
Does Steamboat have an appetite for stir-fried squid and vegetables (nakji somyun) and thinly sliced pork belly (sam gyup sal)? In the business sense, that’s a complicated question.