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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Yampa River is on the rise in Steamboat, peak flows still in future

The Yampa River is expected to flow significantly higher in Steamboat by the middle of the coming work week, but it’s unlikely to peak for the season, according to a hydrologist tracking the Colorado River Basin from Salt Lake City.

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Windwalker owners seek to build most exclusive nine holes in the Steamboat area

There would be no commercial operation of the golf course at Windwalker Ranch. Instead, it would be reserved for the use of members of about 10 families in the ownership group and their personal guests.

Non-profit LIFT-UP's thrift store in Steamboat to double in size on strength of women's clothing sales

LIFT-UP's new building at 2095 Curve Ct., will accommodate a larger food bank for households in need, with modernized equipment to support the increasing emphasis on fresh produce and foods.

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Runway rehab in full swing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden

Airport runway reconstruction workers are using a diamond-toothed machine that takes a seven-foot swatch to remove the old apshalt to a tolerance of within one-hundredth of an inch.

Colorado Appeals Court remands question of Storm Mountain tax valuations to board of appeals

Ultimately the appeals court judges concluded the state had shown no evidence to support valuing Storm Mountain Ranch lots as one-thirty-fifth of a 35-acre parcel, and also rejected the county’s rational for valuing the building sites as stand-alone lots.

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Erick Knaus selected as Routt County's new attorney, succeeding John Merrill July 31

Erick Knaus, chosen to succeed retiring John Merrill as Routt County attorney in late July, said what he enjoys most about his role is the broad range of work that comes through the door in a county attorney’s office.

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Low inventory of single-family homes a challenge in Steamboat

Three sales of luxury condominiums at One Steamboat Place on the edge of the ski slopes boosted March real estate volume. They ranged from $1.625 to $1.85 million and all three sold for more than $700 per square foot.

New Colorado water rights transfer allows farmers to irrigate, then profit by leaving water in the stream

The new model for sharing water rights allows rights holders to to use their water to raise a crop in early summer and then choose to be compensated for leaving it in the river in late summer and early fall.

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Season pass, multi-day tickets claim growing share of Intrawest lift ticket sales

Intrawest reports that lift ticket sales from season and multi-day passes, as a percentage of the the whole, have grown almost 9 percent since 2011

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In an instant: Getting back on the slalom course after a spinal cord injury

In a remarkable comeback, Sammy Del Sordo was back skiing less than nine months after breaking a vertebrae in his neck and damaging his spinal cord in a fall on the slopes.

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