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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Steamboat tops 3 inches of precipitation after frequent April showers

Sundberg tends rain gauge for 44 years

The National Weather Service is reporting that the official weather site for Steamboat Springs has seen 3.24 inches of precipitation this month compared to the “normal” amount for April 29 of 2.32 inches.

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Recalling the '60s in Routt County with elegant prose

John Whittum’s new book is a collection of non-fiction essays about Strawberry Park and nearby landmarks, as well as poems and historical fiction rooted in the early 1960s.

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Marabou asks county to allow gated community

Marabou luxury ranch subdivision is seeking county permission to revise a permit to allow locked gate, though some residents view the move as 'unfriendly'

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Long-dormant Stagecoach ski area not forgotten

Chris Wittemyer favors the more arduous course of re-envisioning the old Stage Coach ski area as a public asset, telling Steamboat Today he gets fairly frequent inquiries about its potential.

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Routt County commissioners intent on learning how other counties handle secondary housing units

County commissioners keen to learn how other counties handle secondary housing units

The Routt County Board of Commissioners wants to know from other Colorado mountain communities how often secondary dwelling units are built where local regulations allow them.

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The push to broaden Steamboat's workforce housing market

The Colorado Division of Housing reports that the vacancy rate in Steamboat Springs has been essentially zero since late in 2014 and the average rent here in the third quarter of 2015 was $970 a month.

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Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water

Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.

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Routt County: potential for 1,700 secondary housing units exists

The Routt County housing market currently has the potential to add more than 1,000 small homes in the form of secondary dwellings to existing houses on lots within five miles of Steamboat Springs and smaller towns.

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Chairman of Colorado's inter-basin water committee booked to speak in Steamboat April 25

Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado

As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.

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Political newcomer forces incumbent congressman into June primary

Alex Beinstein, of Carbondale, collected enough delegates at the Colorado Republican Convention this month to force Congressman Scott Tipton into a June 28 primary battle.

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