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.

Recent Stories

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Steamboat recognized for being veteran friendly

When local veteran and rancher Jim Stanko was asked back in December whether Steamboat Springs deserved to be named "The Most Veteran Friendly Little City in Colorado" for 2015, Stanko put together a list of 15 reasons why the answer is a resounding "yes."

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Regional bus service between Steamboat and Craig gets additional grant funding

The planned improvements include two new diesel-electric hybrid buses that will replace a pair of 18-year-old diesel buses, GPS tracking system upgrades and a potential service improvement to the regional bus line that runs between Steamboat and Craig.

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City eyes new Emerald Park access in 2016

Community members can learn more about the specifics of the project at the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

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Idea of police unification raised in Routt County

Some elected officials and the city's police station building committee have had some brief discussions about the concept of unification in recent weeks.

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Police station committee learns about pros and cons of joint public safety facility

Moffat County's top law enforcement officials traveled to Steamboat on Monday to talk about what it's like for multiple agencies to work together under the same roof.

City will hire deputy city manager

City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the deputy city manager will oversee things including public outreach and performance management programs.

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Analysts see low gas prices continuing through the summer

A driver who pumped 15 gallons of unleaded gas at the Western Convenience station on Sunday last week paid $21 less than they did last year.

Former Routt County deputy treasurer arrested on embezzlement charges

Lila M. Stucker faces 144 counts of embezzlement of public money, a Class Five Felony, as well as felony theft charges after a bookkeeper in the Treasurer's Office provided an investigator with evidence that Stucker misappropriated $21,057 in county funds from 2006 to 2013.

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Snow expected to continue in high country through Saturday

At lower elevations in Steamboat Springs, only modest snow accumulations are expected Friday and Saturday.

Steamboat residents arrested on suspicion of extorting money from boy who damaged their vehicles

Isaias Simon and his sister, Ana Simon, are accused of threatening to have a boy deported if he did not pay them $2,000 to fix their vehicles.

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