Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

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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.

Recent Stories

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Routt County Regional Building Department drops permit fees 10 percent

For a residential project in the city valued at $400,000, the building department’s permit fee prior to Sept. 1 would have been $2,673, and as of Sept. 1, that fee will drop to $2,450 after the 10 percent fee reduction.

Navigator Awards plan to celebrate business leaders with an evening of entertainment

The 2014 Navigator Awards presentation was memorable as celebrated Nashville session guitarist and record producer Brent Rowan, a longtime Steamboat Springs resident, hosted country star Joe Nichols in an intimate acoustic performance.

Routt County clerk tests online system that sends voters updates on the status of their mail ballots

A new opt-in website would allow voters in the 2015 all-mail election to track their ballots with voice, text or e-mail updates

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Historic Hahn's Peak escapes fate of Colorado ghost towns

Nancy Wiggins stood in the yard of her family’s historic log cabin in Hahns Peak Village performing a universal domestic chore. Some might say Wiggins’ chosen method of doing the laundry makes her an historic re-enactor.

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June real estate sales rebound after record May rain

West of Steamboat saw 13 residential sales in June with an average sale price of $465,300 and a median price of $443,500, for an average price per square foot of $257.

Passive House apartment project wins nod from Steamboat planning commission

Expert Adam Cohen predicted to Steamboat Springs Planning Commission that Passive House Apartments, when complete, would garner national attention as a rare example of a market driven development with net-zero energy use.

Proposed childcare center would offer stimulating classes for youngsters and freedom for parents

Play Garden would engage children in hands-on learning and play with the objective of supporting their sense of independence, self-confidence and self-respect.

Seminars at Steamboat speaker: Despite problems, Iran nuke deal is still the best choice

Middle East expert Martin Indyk tells Steamboat audience the U.S. has a choice between an Iran that is nuclear weapons free for 15 years or an Iran that is three months from having a nuclear weapon.

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September deadline looms for deciding endangered status of greater sage grouse

"This is a place that has been overlooked for far too long — it’s windshield country. People drive through it to get to somewhere else. But there is a 12-act drama in that country that really matters." – Luke Schafer, Conservation Colorado

A memorable day for bicyclists of all descriptions in Steamboat Springs

Lowell Conkle, 57, has avidly followed bike racing since the days when American Greg Lemond first won the Tour de France for the first of three times in 1986. However, Monday marked the first time he’d attended a road cycling race in person.

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