Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and business reporter, photographer


Scott Franz is a reporter and photographer for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He interned as a reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera and as a photographer at Rich Clarkson and Associates in Denver.
Scott grew up in Austin, Texas, and plans to enjoy all of the outdoor activities Steamboat has to offer … and all of the days that don’t reach 100 degrees.

Recent Stories

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Man found dead in Yampa River after jumping in water to evade police

Routt County Search & Rescue is conducting a search Monday morning for a man last seen in the Yampa River overnight.

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Trio of interesting development proposals enter Steamboat Springs planning process

A pre-application submitted to city planners reveals developers are eyeing a 32- to 34-unit apartment project adjacent to the Shell station on Weiss Drive.

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Yampa River Core Trail won't get a speed limit

Concerned about becoming a "nanny state" and adopting rules the city can’t enforce, the Steamboat Springs City Council has decided against setting a speed limit on the Yampa River Core Trail.

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RiverView development in downtown Steamboat Springs gets initial OK

The council voted, 6-1, Tuesday night in favor of plans to rezone the 4.7 acres the RiverView project will encompass between Lincoln Avenue and the Yampa River from Third to Fifth streets.

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From Verne Lundquist to Buffy the Tire Slayer: Buffalo Pass trail name ideas run the gamut

It’s hard to punt on a name as good as "The Verne Lundquist Sickest Trail in America."

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Fish Creek Falls shuttle service eyed by Forest Service

Taxis, shuttles and commercial vehicles, which might help alleviate the parking problem, currently are not allowed to drop off riders at the parking lot near the attraction.

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Fly-in campground project grounded at Steamboat Springs Airport after legal turbulence

If the project is going to continue, it will now require the approval of the Steamboat Springs City Council.

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Another victory for Arnold Barn preservation in Steamboat Springs

The Steamboat Springs City Council has agreed to make a down payment on a more visible home for a nearly 90-year-old barn that is a relic of the city’s western heritage.

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Future of West Lincoln Park playground to be subject of public meeting in Steamboat Springs

An unsuccessful grant application for some new playground equipment at West Lincoln Park means Steamboat Springs’ iconic Yampa River Queen playground will stay afloat for now.

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Steamboat Springs City Council could have $1.2M to spend on tourism-related project by end of 2017

The council could invite the community to start sending in proposals Tuesday.

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