Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and health care reporter

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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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Best of the Boat: Discovery Learning Center named best child care center

Walk into the Discovery Learning Center and you immediately notice there's something about this place that children really love.

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Best of the Boat: Blue Sage Pizza serves up the best slices

​Blue Sage Pizza has been on a roll lately. ​In the past year, the long-established local company has outgrown its small space in Central Park Plaza and now has two bigger locations on both ends of town. Oh, and the pizza still is really good — so good, in fact, that it earned top honors in this year’s best pie category.

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Best of the Boat: Fiesta Jalisco wins best Mexican in crowded competition

​In a ski town where there are as many Mexican restaurants as there are ski shops, Fiesta Jalisco continues to be the restaurant to beat.

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Best of the Boat: Butcherknife's Amputator beer popular with locals

​With 7.2 percent alcohol by volume and a gruesome name, Butcherknife's new Amputator sounds a little intimidating.

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Downtown Steamboat stakeholders still deciding whether tax proposal is worth the price

The fate of a proposed property tax increase in downtown Steamboat Springs rests in the hands of downtown business owners like Wendy Lyon.

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Businesses in Steamboat Springs recognized for sustainability efforts

The use of a worm farm to turn organic waste into valuable compost helped Steamboat's Pet Kare Clinic on Wednesday clinch the 2014 Sustainable Business of the Year at an awards ceremony hosted by the Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium.

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City of Steamboat, Sheraton finalize Iron Horse rental agreement

The city and the hotel have finalized and signed a four-month rental agreement that will rent the city's vacant hotel to the Sheraton for $18,000 per month.

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City of Steamboat is updating its sidewalk master plan

City Manager Deb Hinsvark also recently updated the council on the city's desire to start using local improvement districts to fill in some sidewalk gaps around the city.

Steamboat City Council uses new method to set city funding total for nonprofits

The current council chose to make the allocation to non-profits based on a certain percentage of the city's general fund budget, excluding transfers, capital and debt service payments.

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Steamboat City Council wants city to keep negotiating with Routt County Humane Society over control of animal shelter

The city reached out to the Humane Society last year to see if it would be interested in taking over the shelter and to propose a business plan. However, the city passed on the plan because it concluded it would have cost the city more money than it currently is paying to run the shelter.

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The E3 Chophouse has been voted best new restaurant.

Blue Sage's deep dish pizza.

Declan Lacy plays with some toys at Discovery Learning Center in Steamboat Springs

Intimidating name, popular taste.

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