Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and business reporter, photographer

Email: scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4210

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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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Distillery, climbing gym planned for downtown

Two types of businesses Steamboat Springs has never seen before are being planned for the downtown corridor.

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Crews working on new Emerald Mountain trail

Chainsaws were buzzing Thursday up on Emerald Mountain as crews worked to build another new mountain biking trail in Steamboat Springs.

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Emerald trails still stuck in mud season

Lower elevation trails open, but many remain unrideable

Mother Nature is making it more difficult than usual for volunteers to get Emerald Mountain ready for hikers and bikers this spring.

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City Council approves city manager contract

City Council approves city manager contract offer for Gary Suiter

The Steamboat Springs City Council has offered Gary Suiter a city manager contract that would pay him an annual base salary of $185,000 and give him a more generous severance package in the event his contract is ever terminated within six months of a council election.

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After 30-plus years of planning, Yampa Street project begins

Some Steamboat Springs residents have waited more than 30 years to see the groundbreaking ceremony that occured Friday on Yampa Street.

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City Council debates whether to keep new style of parking spaces

The city of Steamboat Springs' great reverse-angle parking experiment will continue despite some concerns from the city's elected officials.

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Dog patrol: Stepped-up leash law enforcement sparks resistance, debate in Dog Town USA

In a city that’s home to an estimated 5,500 canines, two officers are stepping up efforts to help keep the peace. But they are facing some resistance in Dog Town USA.

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Man gets car stuck in wet concrete on Yampa Street

Mike DeGregorio was a bit late to work on Friday.

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Council calls special session to finalize city manager contract

The Steamboat Springs City Council is ready to start dotting some i's and crossing some t's with the man they offered the city manager job last week.

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Commissioner pushes for more funding to make NW Colorado roads safer

The 203-mile detour around the major rockfall event in Glenwood Canyon may have ended months ago, but collatoral damage resulting from the interstate closure still lingers in Northwest Colorado.

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Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crew leader Kassie Nolan works on a portion of the new Bluff Loops Trail on Thursday. A part of the old Bluff Loops Trail is being rerouted and the new portion of trail will give bike riders a less strenuous path up a piece of Emerald Mountain.

City officials, business leaders and Steamboat Springs City Council members dig shovels into the ground Friday during a groundbreaking ceremony for the multimillion dollar improvement project that is starting on Yampa Street. The site of the groundbreaking ceremony will be part of a new promenade that is being constructed.

Animal Control Officer Krista Amatuzio is interviews by a Denver TV news station about how she rescued a dog from a 60-foot-long culvert.

Animal Control Officer Krista Amatuzio gives a written warning to a woman who let her dog run off leash at Whistler Park on Wednesday. The officers use their discretion when deciding if they should write a ticket or a warning.

Animal Control Officer Krista Amatuzio patrols the Spring Creek Trail on Wednesday. Amatuzio was a police officer before she signed up for animal control.

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