Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and health care reporter

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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.

Recent Stories

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New GPS system will allow riders to track buses in Steamboat Springs

Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said the GPS system will benefit both bus riders and all of the staff who run the regional, paratransit and local bus lines.

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Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson completes 5th spacewalk

Starting at 7:20 a.m., Swanson and fellow astronaut Rick Mastracchio are scheduled to start a spacewalk to replace a faulty computer on the International Space Station.

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Wildlife officials in Steamboat Springs get new insight into size of local bear population

A survey that relied on collecting the hair of bears found about one bear for every four square miles in large survey area north of Steamboat.

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Local wildlife officials hopeful of no big bear problems this year

With a few bears already starting to get into trash cans and others getting close enough to town to show up in photos, officials again are urging residents and visitors here to take some steps to keep the animals out of trouble.

Steamboat City Council weighs in on 7-year plan for fire and ambulance services

The plan proposes minimal staffing increases through 2020 and also includes the possibility of a new fire station west of Steamboat and the establishment of a new or expanded central fire station in downtown Steamboat.

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New cooking class in Hayden is 1 part fun, 1 part education

A high trend of obesity in Hayden School District spurred a new cooking course funded by LiveWell Northwest Colorado and a Healthy Schools Successful Students grant.

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SportsMed physical therapist earns high-level certification

Jennifer Kerr, a physical therapist at Yampa Valley Medical Center's SportsMed, recently got designated as a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy.

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As Steamboat continues to cope with tragic deaths of 2 children, local officials push child abuse prevention

Two deaths of children allegedly caused by child abuse and neglect are part of a broader issue in Routt County.

Steamboat Parks and Recreation Commission candidates talk about city funding challenges

City Council members asked prospective commission members about their views on such things as a possible parks and recreation taxing district and whether they'd want the commission to dive back into master plans for Rita Valentine and Bear River parks.

Steamboat City Council members to continue to push for changes at regional building department

City staff has since last year considered privatizing the department as a way to make it more efficient, but Routt County officials earlier this month indicated they would reject such a proposal.

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