Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter


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.

Recent Stories

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Airline capacity into Yampa Valley Regional Airport ramps up

Airline capacity into Yampa Valley Regional Airport ramps up for Presidents' Weekend and spring break to follow.

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Routt, Moffat tax valuation dinged by reduction in valuation of Hayden Station power plant

The reduced valuation of Salt River Project's share of the property in the Hayden power plant will impact taxing entities, including Routt County government, the East Routt Library District and the West Routt Fire Protection District in Hayden.

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Steamboat hasn't seen a February day that hasn't risen above the freezing mark

Meteorologist Dennis Phillips said the average daily low temperature of 24.1 degrees here through Feb. 13 compares to the historic average minimum for this month of 6.5 degrees.

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Swedish developers focused on their next project in Steamboat Springs

Johan Monsen and Ulf Clacton of Swed Properties, working with Ski Town Commercial, hope to deliver a community of small manufactured single-family homes to the market by late summer 2018.

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Royal Hotel owner might deed asbestos site to Routt County to land cleanup grant

“You’ll have the opportunity to tell that to the judge when we move forward,” with legal action. "It’s not our intention to take your property," Commissioner Doug Monger said to Reno Ager, owner of the asbestos site.

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Steamboat resident among principles in Aspen development

Jim DeFrancia's co-developer, Gorsuch, a cousin to Supreme Court nominee

Steamboat resident Jim DeFrancia among members of development team for proposed Gorsuch House at Base of Aspen Mountain.

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Routt tabs FEMA veteran to lead county's emergency operations

Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan: Choice of new emergency operations manager a good fit for first responders' desire for more layers of disaster training.

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Fear not, when ski lifts stop, it's almost always routine, and mechanics are on the way in minutes

Various chairlifts at Steamboat Ski Area are apt to stop briefly on a daily basis as skiers fall while loading or unloading, but thanks to backup systems, the times when a lift has been evacuated are few and far between.

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Training to evacuate the gondola

You may be wondering “What about the gondola?” after reading Saturday's story about how Steamboat Ski Area prepares for possible chairlift evacuations.

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Rancher gives 1947 bulldozer a second life, plowing snow in rural Steamboat Springs

Long may you run

Fetcher first spied the old bulldozer in the Moonhill Meadows subdivision. It had been sitting in one place for so long that a tree was growing through it, and its steel tracks were embedded 6 inches deep in the ground.

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