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.
I finally had my camera all dialed in to take the perfect photo of my tent glowing under the stars and golden aspens on Dunkley Pass last Saturday night when I heard something large moving in the bushes behind me around 9 p.m.
“Pigs are incredibly smart, and they’re wonderful companions,” Rory Clow said before listing the other benefits of having small pigs as pets.
The Steamboat Springs City Council is poised to soon debate the future of Spring Creek Park, the timing of the construction of a new fire station and whether to add seat belts to regional buses in the wake of a city bus crash that sent several people to the hospital.
The city of Steamboat Springs is now hoping to have the new and much-anticipated entrance to Emerald Park open by fall 2017 or spring 2018. But the schedule for the new access remains at the mercy of the railroad.
City, county resolve to reach agreement over shared law enforcement facility
When Routt County commissioners and Steamboat Springs City Council members sit down at their Thanksgiving dinner tables this year, they could be saying they are thankful for successfully negotiating a deal to build a shared law enforcement facility that could save taxpayers more than $1 million.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will meet with the Routt County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night to decide whether to keep moving forward with plans for a shared law enforcement facility on the west side of the city.
The discussion occurred following a ski season when two of the ski passes went missing and one councilman caught some flak for his frequent use of the city benefit.
City's proposed capital plan includes new traffic signals, police and fire facilities and seat belts on regional buses
A new police station and a new fire station remain on the list for possible construction in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Construction cones, noisy trucks and more limited parking didn’t stop residents and visitors from spending more money on Yampa Street at the peak of the summer tourist season.
“At this point, I’m not willing to reconsider it,” Walter Magill said Thursday. “I’ll be interested in hearing what the court has to say. We looked at each of the variances and had a dialogue on it” before we approved those variances.