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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Community members weigh in on future of Bear River Park

The city expects it will be able to invest in improvements at Bear River Park in 2017, and city staff is working on a new master plan for the property to help determine what to build.

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Heritage Christian School to close

When Kyan Strong learned Thursday his school will soon close its doors, the fourth grader put $142 of his hard-earned chore money in an envelope and tucked it into his backpack.

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New neighborhood's proximity to giant snow removal mountain causes concern

While the Drury family is trying to sleep in their new home, city crews are diligently working to dump snow they have removed from city streets and build up the giant, seasonal snow mountain off 13th Street.

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Growing local business to be featured on MSNBC

Retailers around the country are getting stuck on Steamboat Sticker Co.

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City Council wants more police station sites to consider

Police Chief Cory Christensen on Tuesday told the Steamboat Springs City Council he is worried about the working environment of his employees, adding that the city cannot wait many more years to build a new police headquarters.

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Community members could soon pitch proposals for excess lodging tax revenue

The Steamboat Springs CIty Council could soon invite the public to submit their ideas for how to best spend hundreds of thousands of excess lodging tax dollars to draw more visitors to town.

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Winter Sports Club to share its vision for future of Howelsen Hill

The Winter Sports Club on Tuesday night will meet with the City Council for a work session focused on the historic ski hill's future.

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City Council to discuss downtown sidewalk assessment plan

About 42 property owners in downtown Steamboat Springs who don't currently have complete or adequate sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses may want to tune into a Steamboat Sprigns City Council work session on Tuesday night.

Business brief: CrossFit to celebration renovation, new ownership

Steamboat CrossFit will host a grand-reopening party at its newly renovated Riverside Plaza location from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

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City ends 2015 with $1.2 million in excess sales tax revenue

Snowfall wasn't the only thing that increased in Steamboat Springs in December.

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