Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and business reporter, photographer

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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.

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Parks and rec commission to discuss Yampa River Management Plan

The commission also will learn that 13 commercial river outfitters sent 14,791 tubers, 529 anglers, 419 kayakers, 815 stand-up paddle boarders and 802 rafters and canoeists to the town stretch of the Yampa River during the most recent summer season.

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City of Steamboat finalizes purchase of Yampa Street property

The sale of 603 Yampa St., also known as the Workman property, closed Jan. 16 for $610,000. It was purchased from Leland and Linda Workman with the lodging tax revenue that voters dedicated to Yampa Street improvements.

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Plane crash survivor doing 'amazingly well' at Denver hospital

After Darling's plane crashed Sunday morning south of Rabbit Ears Pass, Darling climbed out of the wreckage of his mangled Cessna and lit a pool of spilled fuel to stay warm until rescuers reached him in a remote part of the woods.

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Beer leftovers are a treat for pigs and cows in Routt County

There's a good chance the next piece of pork you eat at Creekside Cafe owes some of its good taste to the spent grains the pig ate from a local brewery in Steamboat Springs.

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As rental market tightens, Steamboat's defunct hotels become affordable workforce housing

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort found housing for dozens of its seasonal workers by leasing out 23 rooms in the city's defunct Iron Horse Inn close to downtown. In a similar arrangement, Resort Group secured housing by leasing out the empty Alpiner Lodge on Lincoln Avenue.

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Hometown astronaut Steve Swanson to share space stories Sunday night in Steamboat

It won't be a trip to the International Space Station, but it will be as close to one as you can get right now here on Earth.

Downtown URA plan gets strong support from local business community

The Steamboat Springs City Council made it clear Tuesday night that it wants to soon invest in some major improvements like sidewalks and lighting in downtown Steamboat.

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Free Summer Concert Series funding cut doesn't sit well with some City Council members

Although the cut was "disappointing," a majority of the council agreed it should respect the city's grant vetting process that led to the reduced funding and not invest any more city dollars in the series of concerts this year.

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Steamboat City Council backs city manager after two members seek her resignation

Council members Scott Ford and Sonja Macys made it clear they want the council to consider starting a search for a new city manager.

Alaskan tourism companies will be in Steamboat Friday to recruit summer bus drivers

A recruiter from Holland America Line and Princess Cruises will be at Stock Bridge Transit Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday seeking drivers who want to spend their summer in Alaska or the Yukon.

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