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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March precip stands at one-third normal with a mix of rain and snow in forecast

Kate Gmeiner's weather station, between downtown and the base of Steamboat Ski Area, confirms that precipitation has come in dribs and drabs early and late this month, with nothing but trace amounts in the middle of the month.

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Uber officials in contract talks with Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Steamboat, airport in two different Uber zones

Uber officials are in contract talks with Yampa Valley Regional Airport Director Kevin Booth.

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12 acres of West Routt wheat secures return of sandhill cranes

When the greater sandhill cranes returned to the Yampa Valley earlier this month, there was a sizable flock that hadn’t forgotten Robert Bruchez’s grain field on Routt County Road 70.

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Court is in session: Shut off that saber saw

Court's in session, shut off that saw

“Interruption of court proceedings due to excessive construction noise will not be allowed.”

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3Wired: Breathing digital life into rich trove of local history

The tale of how Hazie Werner gained her first experience as a midwife as a 9-year-old has been lost to obscurity for three decades but is finding an enriching new life of the web.

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Smoke near Strawberry park is controlled burn

The smoke is coming from an approved burn of a slash pile left over from beetle-killed tree removal on the north side of the ridge between Fish Creek Falls Road and Strawberry Park.

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Buyers of $9 million rural Steamboat property seek permit to host weddings

Growth industry: destination weddings

Buyers of the $9 million Wildflower Meadows property are seeking a permit to host weddings and special events on the 154-acre site.

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Three Wire Winter project prepares to go viral

Steamboat Pilot and Today reporter Tom Ross recently sat down with Brock and McKelvie to hear them retell some of their favorite stories of the people, now long gone, who helped shape the future of the Yampa Valley.

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Maybell Egg Lady raises eggs, pork for Ag Week breakfast

Home-grown breakfast burritos

The Egg Lady is really Kris Brannan, who, with her husband, Ed, grows leghorn chickens and white Duroc pigs on their ranch west of Craig.

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Ice at Stagecoach Lake is thinning

Anglers cautioned: The ice close to the shore at Stagecoach Reservoir is very thin, it's a different story at Steamboat Lake.

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