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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Go Alpine recognized as a Colorado company to watch

The employees at Go Alpine Taxi in Steamboat Springs never know what to expect when they answer the phone.

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Downtown business critical of execution of Yampa Street project

While the business owners remain excited about the improvements the project will bring, they are faulting the city for not doing enough to mitigate the impact of the work, which they say has significantly impacted their revenue.

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Fire chief to make call on fireworks show next week

Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Mel Stewart said Thursday the outlook for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show has looked favorable, but he's waiting to see what the weather does next week before making the final call on Wednesday.

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Parks and rec commission endorses new master plan for Bear River Park

The city's Parks and Community Services Department will propose the city fund design of the park improvements next year, with funding for the project's first phase coming in 2018.

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Schmiggity's plans to pay fines to avoid liquor license suspension

Schmiggity's was cited by the city for serving alcohol after hours and allowing patrons to drink outside in the spring.

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Outcry over City Council's free ticket decision leads to change in city policy

In its third revote of the year, the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night reversed its controversial decision to call dibs on free concert tickets and VIP concert passes.

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City Council tables Igloo replacement project

The city's aging Igloo child care facility will not be replaced with a new modular building this year.

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Steamboat Springs airport manager fired after short tenure

Emails obtained last week by the Steamboat Today through an open records request show some recent friction between the recently-fired manager and the city's public works director about airport oversight and operations.

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City Council to consider final approval of $775K project to replace child care center

The project would require the city spend $385,000 of its reserves.

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City secures permanent public river access near Iron Horse Inn

While it is now legal to be on the river in the area, the southern portion of the island will remain off limits to the public for some time.

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Go Alpine started in Steamboat Springs in 1985 with only four taxis. Now, it has a fleet of about 70 vehicles and moves tens of thousands of passengers each year.

A banner shows what Yampa Street will look like when the major construction project is completed.

A firefighting helicopter that is helping combat a large wildfire in Jackson County takes off from the Steamboat Springs Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

John T. Young's "Gates of Asopus" sculpture that is found on the Yampa River Core Trail, created in 1994 as one of Steamboat's first commissioned pieces in its public art collection.

A young black bear pauses on a trail Friday near the top of Howelsen Hill. The bear was checking out some of the new trail construction that is occurring in the area.

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