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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U.S. 40 paving project reaches east side of Steamboat, remains on schedule

Although the project has been underway for seven weeks, motorists still are adjusting to signage posted by the contractor asking motorists to remain in two lanes until they reach the designated narrowing point, where they are asked to alternate.

More than 3,700 abandoned Routt County tires will fuel El Paso County cement plant

Funding of $17,000 from the Colorado Waste Tire Program is available to cleanup nearly 4,000 tires from four sites in Routt County including one in Oak Creek Canyon where an estimated 3,000 tires are being stored.

Eight-lot residential subdivison proposed in Stagecoach

County planner says removing the dated high-density zoning from the Young’s Creek Preserve parcel would be a benefit if the project subdivision goes forward.

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Legislators listen to local water advocates

"What it comes down to, is that local communities want to be treated with dignity and respect if water from their basins is moved out and they no longer have that water for their own uses." — Jeff Devere, Rangely resident

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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden

Commissioners Steve Ivancie and Doug Monger were uncomfortable investing public dollars given CEC’s unwillingness to share with them financial details involved in building the solar garden.

Pennsylvanian to take reins of Routt County Regional Building Department

New building department chief Ben Grush said Monday he takes special pride in two college buildings where he did inspections, including a $25 million convocation center with a basketball arena.

Parks and Rec's John Overstreet reorganizing staff under lands and enterprise directors

Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department Director John Overstreet thinks his department can bring in more revenues while attracting more people — both residents and visitors — to the city’s parks and recreational facilities.

Routt County Human Services eager to make the most of new child care funding

A significant share of Routtt County’s low-income households are headed by single parents, making it even tougher for a lot of families to place their children in a secure child care setting while they hold down jobs.

Legislators coming to Steamboat to hear what locals say about Colorado's future water supply

State water plan meeting affords a chance to speak directly to a state legislator about Colorado's future water supply.

Dam outlet work at Steamboat Lake studied by engineers

Assessing damage to the dam's concrete outlet works at Steamboat Lake is part of an overall engineering study to create a new maintenance plan.

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