Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and business reporter, photographer

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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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Local cycling groups eye an easier path up Emerald Mountain

Routt County Riders is proposing that a new, gentler trail be built that would run from the base of Howelsen Hill at Sombrero Stables to the Ricky's Ridge trail on Emerald Mountain.

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City invites community to weigh in on future of pocket park on Yampa Street

"The use of this park is something we really need to begin a community dialogue on," Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said.

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Local drivers can learn about major Northwest Colorado roadwork at upcoming meeting

The Colorado Highway 9 improvement project will add eight-foot-wide shoulders and wildlife underpasses and overpasses to a stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling that was the site of 47 car accidents involving wild animals between 2007 and 2011.

City Council, School Board discuss downtown urban renewal plan

During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.

Parks and rec commission to discuss Workman park, beginner trails on Emerald

Work to convert the Workman property into a riverfront park is scheduled to begin in August.

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Police chief misconduct accusations cast cloud over police station project

Police station committee chairman John Kerst called the misconduct allegations the "900-pound gorilla in the room."

Steamboat City Council to hold emergency meeting to discuss police chief misconduct allegations

The emergency meeting was called Friday, less than two days after council members read a 10-page letter from former Steamboat Police Detective Dave Kleiber that alleges the police chief and deputy police chief have created "an atmosphere of fear and intimidation" and "a hostile work environment" at the police department.

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Workman house could be saved from wrecking ball

The city has received five letters of interest for the 101-year-old house.

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In Celebration of Kids gives children a place to play in downtown Steamboat Springs

At In Celebration of Kids, Harlow Kuntz has Mario Kart races to win, quads to drive around and birthday parties to attend.

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As police station planning enters fourth year, citizens committee ready to move past previous challenges

The city has now spent three years trying to build a new police station, and there have been plenty of twists, setbacks and long nights in Citizens Hall since city staff first pitched the idea to council in March 2012.

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The Workman property on Yampa Street is being converted into a public park.

Harlow Kuntz, 3, plays a Mario Kart arcade game Monday at In Celebration of Kids in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Skiers congregate at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area during the 2014-15 season.

Signs advise vehicles to slow down and share the road with cyclists on 13th Street near the Fairview neighborhood.

A bull elk trudges through deep powder on a ridge near Fish Creek.

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