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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Steamboat can look forward to milder temperatures, wet snow for weekend

Thermometers close to the Yampa River in Steamboat were reading 14 degrees below zero before dawn on Dec. 8, but weather forecasters were predicting temperatures above freezing and a rain snow mix Dec. 9 and 10.

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Nonprofits receive $731,991 in 24 hours

Organizers conclude Yampa Valley nonprofits have learned to market themselves effectively on Yampa Valley Gives Day.

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Sustainability Council targets needless household food waste in 2017

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hopes that serving a soup made from produce that isn’t fresh, but still nutritious, will point out some of the community’s wasteful kitchen habits

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Water quality testing renewed; Yampa River saw lean autumn flows in 2016

A water quality testing program on Yampa River reaffirmed by Routt County Board of Commissioners

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New Hahns Peak gateway sign strategically placed at Steamboat Lake State Park visitors center

The new Hahns Peak sign is part of the efforts of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Project to promote cultural tourism across 17 communities in five neighboring counties in Western Colorado.

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Private donors step up to fund a second drug-sniffing dog to cut down on heroin in Routt County

The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of a local couple who have offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.

Private donors come through for Boomer, Routt County

Boomer gets drug sniffing sidekick

The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of an local couple that that has offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.

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Nordic citizen race series opens with sprint relay under the lights

The genius of the Dec. 7 Nordic Race Series season opener is that skiers don’t need to be in mid-season form to feel comfortable putting down their $5 entry fee and turning it loose.

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S'No time to wait for snow

S'No Hurry

In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.

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If approved in January, new Stagecoach plan broadens potential for community store

Residents of unincorporated Stagecoach have long wished for a community store, and when the update of the Stagecoach Community Plan comes up for approval in January, there may be new reason for hope.

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