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.

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Steamboat Springs City Council continues to tweak city manager review process

"We're still just working on the process," Council President Bart Kounovsky said Wednesday following an awkward conclusion to what was supposed to be City Manager Deb Hinsvark's regularly scheduled performance review Tuesday night.

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Wendy's closing after long run in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat residents looking for Baconators, spicy chicken sandwiches and Frosty treats soon won't be able to find them at the Wendy's at the corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Anglers Drive.

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Steamboat City Council is 1 vote shy of adding parking meters downtown

An upcoming community debate could ultimately decide whether parking meters return downtown more than 60 years after they were ripped out of Lincoln Avenue and smashed at a party.

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Downtown park and parking headline Steamboat Springs City Council agenda

In the same evening, the council could start to direct some changes to downtown parking and also take the final step to purchase an old house on Yampa Street with the intention of converting the property into a public park. The council earlier this month voted 6-1 to pass the first reading of the purchase of the Workman property at 603 Yampa St. for $617,000.

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Ciao Gelato saying 'arrivederci' Wednesday

Lynne Romeo is hopeful when her business Ciao Gelato closes its doors Wednesday amid a search for a new location, it won't be gone forever.

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Steamboat City Council to consider downtown parking meter proposal Tuesday

A parking consultant with Desman Associates on Tuesday night will tell the council it should consider installing parking meters on Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street where they run from Fifth to 10th streets.

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Best of the Boat: Discovery Learning Center named best child care center

Walk into the Discovery Learning Center and you immediately notice there's something about this place that children really love.

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Best of the Boat: Blue Sage Pizza serves up the best slices

​Blue Sage Pizza has been on a roll lately. ​In the past year, the long-established local company has outgrown its small space in Central Park Plaza and now has two bigger locations on both ends of town. Oh, and the pizza still is really good — so good, in fact, that it earned top honors in this year’s best pie category.

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Best of the Boat: Fiesta Jalisco wins best Mexican in crowded competition

​In a ski town where there are as many Mexican restaurants as there are ski shops, Fiesta Jalisco continues to be the restaurant to beat.

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Best of the Boat: Butcherknife's Amputator beer popular with locals

​With 7.2 percent alcohol by volume and a gruesome name, Butcherknife's new Amputator sounds a little intimidating.

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Lynne Romeo and her husband, Massimo, opened Ciao Gelato in November 2009. They say the store has been an extension of their living room.

An advertisement in an August 1947 edition of the Steamboat Pilot announces the arrival of parking meters in downtown Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will discuss possible changes to the downtown parking.

The E3 Chophouse has been voted best new restaurant.

Blue Sage's deep dish pizza.

Declan Lacy plays with some toys at Discovery Learning Center in Steamboat Springs

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