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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Highway 9 construction project nears completion

Drivers should expect fewer delays on the highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling as the project nears the finish line.

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After 2 years of darkness, Lincoln Avenue could see return of holiday lights

Main Street Steamboat Springs Manager Lisa Popovich is working as hard as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve to try and bring the holiday lights back to downtown Steamboat Springs this year.

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More drivers starting to use city's electric vehicle charging station

Steamboat Springs businesses and nonprofits that have been considering adding an electric vehicle charging station to their parking lots have until Oct. 31 to apply for a chance to receive financial help from the state for their station.

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Dog advocates prepare to submit proposed rule changes to City Council

Trail improvements at Rita Valentine Park, a dog poop composting program and more off-leash zones are among the things dog advocates in Steamboat Springs are considering proposing to city officials in the coming months.

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Steamboat Springs Transit manager named Colorado transportation professional of the year

When Steamboat Springs Transit Manager Jonathan Flint goes on a bus tour in Switzerland, the bus driver has to field more questions from Flint about the bus itself than the surrounding scenery.

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3 horses killed after being hit by truck on South Routt highway

The deceased geldings included 3-year-old Buddy, 8-year-old Partner and 18-year-old Cowboy.

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Steamboat Springs restaurateur plans to open new concept in former bistro c.v. space

Bartenders and chefs will be a big part of the entertainment at Phil Armstrong's newest restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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City of Steamboat Springs: Emerald Mountain tree removal project 60 percent complete

City officials are reporting Emerald Mountain is becoming a safer place for bikers, hikers and equestrians thanks to the recent removal of thousands of dead and hazardous trees.

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Election Guide 2016: Amendment 70 — Raising Colorado's minimum wage

Colorado voters will decide whether this state should follow the lead of some other states and cities that have recently raised their minimum wages.

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West Steamboat housing discussions to continue with hearing on water impacts

The Steamboat Springs City Council will hold what might be one of its most consequential public hearings of the year later this month to discuss how new neighborhoods in west Steamboat might impact the city’s water system.

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A Tesla charges up at the city's free charging station on 10th Street.

Steamboat Springs Transit Manager Jonathan Flint, pictured in his office with just a small portion of his model bus collection, has worked for the city since 1990.

Ciao Gelato's Kathy Nerney, left, with owners Lynne (center) and Massimo Romeo.

A hot air balloon floats above the fall colors in Steamboat Springs at sunrise Thursday morning.

Stop along the Flat Tops byway to camp below the stars and golden aspens. There's also a chance you'll get a visit from a bull moose.

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