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

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Planning Commission weighs in on plans for ski area's mountain coaster, golf course

The Steamboat Ski Area's plan to build a new mountain coaster and mini-golf course at the base of Mount Werner had a mostly smooth ride Tuesday at a city planning commission meeting.

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City Council to discuss 6 police station sites, including option with new City Hall

City Council to discuss 6 sites, including option with new City Hall

Under the 10th Street option, the 55-year-old building that houses City Hall would be replaced by a new police station, and a new City Hall would be constructed next door on what is currently a public parking lot at 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Ready to help vanquish the poo this April Stools Day?

Here are some facts

Community members can band together Saturday and do their part to pick up some of the poop that has been left behind and neglected at local parks and trails.

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After Central Park Drive snafu, city changes policy

City changes easement policy after recent Central Park Drive project snafu

The city of Steamboat Springs says it will stop relying on the types of handshake deals over construction easements that recently held up the major Central Park Drive project for two-and-a-half weeks and threatened to nix a roundabout.

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City Council approves downtown apartment project

The Steamboat Springs City Council has approved what will be the largest apartment development ever constructed downtown.

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City Council will revote on pot shop move after forcing a member to recuse himself

Council will revote on pot shop move after forcing a member to recuse himself

The council will hold a fresh hearing May 17 and take a new vote on the move after determining Tony Connell needs to recuse himself from the decision.

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City Council to make final decision on pot shop move Tuesday

But first, the council will discuss whether two of its members should have voted to deny the move in the first place.

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Take a look inside new brewpub under construction on Yampa Street

Soon, pieces of the large, wooden spools that used to store cable at Yampa Valley Electric Association will be used to craft Mountain Tap Brewery's new bar.

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Cooking with: CMC chef Joseph Lentz

Cameron Poole still remembers when Colorado Mountain College's cafeteria was more, well, college-like, but those days are long gone. As college kids have grown more "food savvy" and aware of where their meals come from, CMC has adapted and stepped up its game in a brand new dining hall...

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City brings on PR team for major downtown improvement project

Mary Brown said Friday she has started having some initial conversations about the project with business owners whose properties will be affected by the construction that is scheduled to start next month.

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Construction crews with Connell Resources work on the reconstruction of Central Park Drive on Monday afternoon. The project was held up for nearly three weeks because the city failed to secure critical easements for the project.

Jake Ferrier uses an excavator Monday afternoon during the reconstruction of Central Park Drive. Connell Resources recently started the project, which is adding new crosswalks, sidewalks, bike lanes and a roundabout to the road that runs in front of one of the city's busiest shopping centers. Detours are in place around the construction site.

Rich Tucciarone peels the plastic off of a new wood-fired oven in his brewery on Yampa Street.

A forklift carries a 6,000-pound wood-fired oven into the new brewpub on Yampa Street.

Rich Tucciarone and his wife, Wendy, are converting garage bays at the old Yampa Valley Electric Association campus on Yampa Street into Mountain Tap Brewery. The brewery is poised to open in late June if construction goes as planned.

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