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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Community members could soon pitch proposals for excess lodging tax revenue

The Steamboat Springs CIty Council could soon invite the public to submit their ideas for how to best spend hundreds of thousands of excess lodging tax dollars to draw more visitors to town.

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Winter Sports Club to share its vision for future of Howelsen Hill

The Winter Sports Club on Tuesday night will meet with the City Council for a work session focused on the historic ski hill's future.

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City Council to discuss downtown sidewalk assessment plan

About 42 property owners in downtown Steamboat Springs who don't currently have complete or adequate sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses may want to tune into a Steamboat Sprigns City Council work session on Tuesday night.

Business brief: CrossFit to celebration renovation, new ownership

Steamboat CrossFit will host a grand-reopening party at its newly renovated Riverside Plaza location from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

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City ends 2015 with $1.2 million in excess sales tax revenue

Snowfall wasn't the only thing that increased in Steamboat Springs in December.

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Whistleblower bill clears initial hurdle in legislature

The initial approval came despite opposition from the Colorado Municipal League, which lobbies on behalf of Colorado's cities.

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Gary Suiter interested in becoming Steamboat Springs' next city manager

Steamboat's interim city manager said he is still performing due diligence before deciding to throw his hat into the ring.

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Steamboat Springs City Council members concerned about recent length, frequency of meetings

Since they were sworn in Nov. 10, the new council has met for 55 and a half hours through the course of 10 meetings in Citizens Hall.

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Snow sculptures won't be part of Winter Carnival

A decades-old Winter Carnival tradition has been removed from this year's carnival lineup because not enough high school students volunteered to carry the tradition forward.

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Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on proposed changes to city snow plowing ops

City Street Superintendent said the city's reliance on sand trucks as the workhorse of the snow removal fleet has proven both inefficient and unsafe, in recent years.

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Odin Gruben lands a jump at Howelsen Hill Friday during the ski jumping jamboree event.

The Steamboat Springs City Council appeared groggy on Tuesday night as midnight approached in Citizens Hall.

A city sand truck plows snow off of Aspen Wood Drive on Monday morning.

A hot air balloon floats above Sleeping Giant on a clear day in Steamboat Springs.

Top Gear America host Tanner Foust drives a Porsche 911 Turbo at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena. Foust lived in Steamboat Springs for eight years before he moved to Los Angeles and found fame. He honed his driving skills at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School.

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