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

Murder suspect makes 2nd court appearance

Court documents filed recently reveal that Cole J. Pollard, 21, allegedly left a suicide note in his vehicle after the alleged crime.

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Council to weigh downtown improvement plan Tuesday night

On Tuesday night, the council will weigh a plan to construct millions of dollars worth of sidewalks, public restrooms and other basic infrastructure in the next three years.

Man accused of making unwanted sexual advances sentenced to 35 days in jail

In a plea deal with the District Attorney's Office, Thomas Jedediah Collins plead guilty to first degree criminal trespass, a felony, and harassment.

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Steamboat City Council scheduled to discuss police investigation findings behind closed doors

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Thursday she has not yet made a decision about the future of Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle, who have been on paid administrative leave since March.

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Thrill seekers can sled down Howelsen ski jumps starting Sunday

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will host a demonstration of the new ride at 1 p.m. Saturday during the ski jumping competitions at Howelsen.

Steamboat makes another appearance on a Top 10 list, this time for business-friendliness

In 2013, Steamboat Springs became Dog Town USA. In 2014, it was one of MarketWatch's 10 greatest mountain towns for retirees.

CDOT: I-70 saw fewer accidents, delays this winter

The number of fatal and injury accidents was down 35 percent, while the number of weather-related crashes fell 46 percent, according to the data.

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New stop signs installed at two busy intersections

City crews on Tuesday installed the new signs at the intersections of Whistler and Walton Creek roads and the eastbound U.S. 40 exit ramp and Mount Werner Road.

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Firefighters fully contain wildfire in North Routt

At the height of firefighting efforts, 35 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the North Routt Fire Protection District were battling the wildfire.

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Some city council members want to consider using police station cash on downtown projects

When the Steamboat Springs City Council sits down July 7 to decide how it should fund millions of dollars worth of proposed downtown infrastructure improvements, it will have several options to choose from.

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Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins takes questions on Tuesday from the media during a press conferenced on the homicide investigation in North Routt County.

A Jeep carrying several tubes travels through one of the intersections that recently was equipped with new stop signs. City officials said the signs will improve traffic flow and safety of the intersections.

Routt County Sheriff's Office deputy JD Paul works at the scene of a suspected homicide in North Routt County on Monday night.

Investigators with the Routt County Sheriff's Office work at the scene of a suspected homicide in North Routt County on Monday night.

Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Stewart Curcio, left, Coroner Rob Ryg, middle, and Sheriff Garrett Wiggins, right, talk to people at the scene of a suspected homicide in North Routt County on Monday night.

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