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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Future of Emerald Mountain trails will be subject of Wednesday gathering

Community members who are interested in the future of the trail system on Emerald Mountain are invited to take a quick field trip with the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday.

Steamboat City Council to consider downtown investment plan Tuesday night

City staff will present the council with more details about the plans to improve the downtown corridor with new sidewalks and pedestrian lighting, among other things.

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Howelsen Hill landslide damages chairlift, Alpine slide

City Manager Deb Hinsvark told the Steamboat Springs City Council the repairs are expected to be costly.

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Steamboat recognized for being veteran friendly

When local veteran and rancher Jim Stanko was asked back in December whether Steamboat Springs deserved to be named "The Most Veteran Friendly Little City in Colorado" for 2015, Stanko put together a list of 15 reasons why the answer is a resounding "yes."

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Regional bus service between Steamboat and Craig gets additional grant funding

The planned improvements include two new diesel-electric hybrid buses that will replace a pair of 18-year-old diesel buses, GPS tracking system upgrades and a potential service improvement to the regional bus line that runs between Steamboat and Craig.

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City eyes new Emerald Park access in 2016

Community members can learn more about the specifics of the project at the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

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Idea of police unification raised in Routt County

Some elected officials and the city's police station building committee have had some brief discussions about the concept of unification in recent weeks.

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Police station committee learns about pros and cons of joint public safety facility

Moffat County's top law enforcement officials traveled to Steamboat on Monday to talk about what it's like for multiple agencies to work together under the same roof.

City will hire deputy city manager

City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the deputy city manager will oversee things including public outreach and performance management programs.

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Analysts see low gas prices continuing through the summer

A driver who pumped 15 gallons of unleaded gas at the Western Convenience station on Sunday last week paid $21 less than they did last year.

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Tower No. 6 on Howelsen Hill will need to be relocated following a landslide.

The remnants of a spring landslide on Howelsen Hill are visible next to the Alpine Slide. The slide is believed to have moved one of the chairlift towers and shifted some of the tracks on the slide.

A fox takes to the air as it hunts in the grass near the Brooklyn neighborhood in Steamboat Springs.

A Steamboat Springs Transit regional bus travels on U.S. Highway 40 near Craig on Thursday afternoon. The city of Steamboat has received a $132,515 grant from the state to support the regional bus service.

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, center left, and Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta talk to the police station committee in Steamboat Springs about the pros and cons of a shared public safety facility.

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