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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More roundabouts, stoplights in Steamboat's future as traffic grows

Drivers in Steamboat Springs are poised to encounter two or three new roundabouts and two new traffic signals in the coming years as changes are made to accommodate increased traffic around the city.

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New 84-room hotel could get city approval by May 2

The new hotel would be built south of the Fairfield Inn on U.S. Highway 40.

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Steamboat Springs City Council agrees to Arnold Barn preservation deal

The Arnold Barn is a big step closer to getting a sturdier frame.

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City of Steamboat Springs names new public works director

“You really can’t find a better guy,” former city water superintendent Joe Zimmerman said of Jon Snyder, who has worked for the city since 2005. “He’s smart. He’s a quick learner for what he does have to learn. He works well with people and other employees. I’m sure he’ll do great.”

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Need local eggs or beef in a jiffy? Online marketplace now offers same-day pickup

The Community Agriculture Alliance is making it even easier to purchase produce, meats, eggs and baked goods that are made right here in Northwest Colorado.

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Sunglasses, wallets and skis lost in town: The Record for Sunday, March 19, 2017

11:09 a.m. Officers were called to a report of an unattended dog in a car at Soda Creek Elementary School. Officers took no action.

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Beefed up parking enforcement results in more tickets, fines in Steamboat Springs

The city of Steamboat Springs has made good on a recent promise to step up enforcement of its parking regulations.

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$29M building permit issued for Sheraton Steamboat Resort remodel

The city of Steamboat Springs will get a big chunk of change from a major renovation project scheduled to begin next month at Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

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New businesses popping up around Steamboat Springs

For the first time since before the Great Recession, retail spaces in downtown Steamboat Springs are almost at capacity.

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Public hearings on large downtown development delayed by a month

City planners and the RiverView project applicants are still trying to come to an agreement on the path a public trail will take through the 4.5-acre property, which sits along the Yampa River behind Natural Grocers.

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Fish Creek Falls run fast after a spring snowstorm Sunday morning. More snow is possible this week in Steamboat Springs.

Fish Creek Falls runs fast after a spring snowstorm Sunday morning. More snow is possible this week in Steamboat Springs.

Downtown Steamboat Springs basks in the fading sunshine at sunset.

New public works director Jon Snyder has worked for the city of Steamboat Springs since 2005.

A major remodel of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort's west tower is scheduled to start in late April.

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