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

Driving to the Front Range? Construction projects make planning ahead important

Delays on Colorado Highway 9 could reach up to 45 minutes because of the major highway improvement project there. Meanwhile, road work is also expected to create significant delays on U.S. Highway 40 on Berthoud Pass, which some drivers have been using as a detour.

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Police station committee finalizes recommendation

The Steamboat Springs City Council will weigh the committee's recommendation on Aug. 4 and decide what to do next.

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Steamboat ski passes getting tech upgrade

The era of fumbling through jackets and layers to find and display that ski pass to a lift agent at the Steamboat Ski Area is over.

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City Council asks county commissioners to invest in downtown projects

The Routt County Board of County Commissioners isn't convinced yet it should pitch in for infrastructure improvements in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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School district, YVEA reach agreement on purchase of school site in west Steamboat

The school district is considering using the 70-acre Overlook property as a home for the new high school that would have capacity for more than 1,100 students.

City council members want more information from police investigation released

"It was too general," councilman Walter Magill said of the vague public summary of the investigation the city released on Thursday. "I think you can put out a much more thorough summary than the report that was released."

Parks and rec department proposes capital improvement plan

The CIP proposal from the department would continue to replace several aging playgrounds in the city, convert irrigation systems at city parks to use raw water, and improve snowmaking equipment at Howelsen Hill.

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Company hopes to bring pot and wine pairing dinner event to Steamboat

Philip Wolf thinks it's unfortunate so many people only associate cannabis with fast food and "the munchies."

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City Council denies Triple Crown request to use Emerald ballfields

Pamela Lane residents will not see any more traffic on their street next year from Triple Crown baseball and softball games.

Steamboat Springs City Council talks shared public safety facility with Routt County commissioners

Commissioners on Monday agreed that the county first needs to do a space needs analysis for the Routt County Sheriff's Office and the 911 Communications Center.

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