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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Steamboat Springs City Council funds new holiday lights downtown

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night agreed to spend $35,000 to bring holiday lights back to the trees on Lincoln Avenue.

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City of Steamboat Springs might sue property owner, developer over neglect of iconic Arnold Barn

Community members hope to stabilize structure before winter

The company that owns the land the barn sits on, and the development company that had plans to build homes at the site in the Wildhorse Meadows development, recently denied responsibility for maintaining the structure.

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City Council passes on proposed water plan for new neighborhoods in West Steamboat Springs

Elected officials open to negotiating alternative proposal

Steamboat Springs City Council members on Tuesday night told the developers who want to build new neighborhoods on the west end of town that they need to come back to the table with more water, and a phased plan for annexation, if they want to make their vision a reality.

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Should the Steamboat Springs City Council spend its excess lodging tax money? Apply for your chance to help decide

The city of Steamboat Springs is looking for three volunteers to help the City Council decide what to do with a large pot of unspent lodging tax money that has been accruing for several years.

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Housing, water rates and historic barn preservation highlight heavy Steamboat Springs City Council agenda

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will discuss the feasibility of adding seven neighborhoods to west Steamboat, consider increasing water and wastewater rates and weigh the future of a historic but neglected barn.

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Steamboat Springs City Council provides update on police station negotiations

If negotiations between the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County over building a shared law enforcement facility in west Steamboat were a football game, City Councilwoman Kathi Meyer said the game would be in the second quarter.

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Highway 9 construction project nears completion

Drivers should expect fewer delays on the highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling as the project nears the finish line.

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After 2 years of darkness, Lincoln Avenue could see return of holiday lights

Main Street Steamboat Springs Manager Lisa Popovich is working as hard as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve to try and bring the holiday lights back to downtown Steamboat Springs this year.

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More drivers starting to use city's electric vehicle charging station

Steamboat Springs businesses and nonprofits that have been considering adding an electric vehicle charging station to their parking lots have until Oct. 31 to apply for a chance to receive financial help from the state for their station.

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Dog advocates prepare to submit proposed rule changes to City Council

Trail improvements at Rita Valentine Park, a dog poop composting program and more off-leash zones are among the things dog advocates in Steamboat Springs are considering proposing to city officials in the coming months.

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