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.
"Complexity of construction" leads Steamboat Ski Resort to push summer gondola opening back to July 15
From May 1 to 12, the Routt County Regional Building Department reports issuing permits for three new million dollar homes.
Tiny houses for a tiny town?
Tiny home development in Yampa, population 436? And another on Steamboat's west side?
An animal shelter is not a calming place for the animals, but the Routt County Humane Society has introduced volunteer "pack walks" so that no dog is left behind.
'One-hundred percent is my only speed'
Christopher “Chris” Richardson averaged 20 credits per semester at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs.
The Spring Cleanup Fundraiser for Steamboat elementary schools replaces the existing School Auction for the Challenge Fund.
Royal Hotel asbestos cleanup will happen this summer with the county taking over ownership at the former site of the Royal Hotel in downtown Yampa.
Escalating personnel costs lead Routt County Commissioners to look for relief on health benefit costs.
Health costs hit home
With total personnel costs surpassing annual property tax collections, Routt County looks for relief on healthcare.
Construction booms, answers sought
Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter sent a memo to the Routt County about his desire, upon the departure of the county's chief building official Ben Grush, to perform an analysis of the regional building department and consider all the options. He also reached out to the building oversight committee, with a membership that includes building professionals.