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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Affordable housing project in west Steamboat clears another big hurdle

The Housing Authority and development partner Overland Property Group recently learned their 48-unit affordable housing project in west Steamboat will be backed by nearly $11 million in low income housing tax credits from the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.

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Major local road construction project delayed until next year

After receiving a single construction bid that was about 25 percent over the anticipated cost of the project, the city of Steamboat Springs has decided to hold off on the reconstruction of Central Park Drive until next year.

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Report details city manager's response to complaints about police department

As she listened to the city's only female police officer describe a lack of transparency, possible gender discrimination and overly-aggressive police officers at the Steamboat Springs Police Department, City Manager Deb Hinsvark sounded conflicted.

City may hire public information officer instead of deputy city manager

City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Tuesday she has decided not to offer the deputy city manager job to the lone finalist who was brought to Steamboat last week from Florida to meet community members.

Interim police chief releases a report from police investigation

Interim Police Chief Jerry DeLong is reviewing other reports from the investigation to determine if they will be released.

Driving to the Front Range? Construction projects make planning ahead important

Delays on Colorado Highway 9 could reach up to 45 minutes because of the major highway improvement project there. Meanwhile, road work is also expected to create significant delays on U.S. Highway 40 on Berthoud Pass, which some drivers have been using as a detour.

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Police station committee finalizes recommendation

The Steamboat Springs City Council will weigh the committee's recommendation Aug. 4 and decide what to do next.

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Steamboat ski passes getting tech upgrade

The era of fumbling through jackets and layers to find and display that ski pass to a lift agent at the Steamboat Ski Area is over.

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City Council asks county commissioners to invest in downtown projects

The Routt County Board of County Commissioners isn't convinced yet it should pitch in for infrastructure improvements in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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School district, YVEA reach agreement on purchase of school site in west Steamboat

The school district is considering using the 70-acre Overlook property as a home for the new high school that would have capacity for more than 1,100 students.

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Drepung Loseling monks perform an opening ceremony for the sand mandala painting they will construct at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Reef El-Amine, left, and Nico Paoli work on a sand painting Wednesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The sand and tools are laid out and ready for the monks to use to create a mandala sand painting in Bud Werner Memorial Library.

A crowd watches the visiting monks prepare to make the Mandala painting in Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Visiting monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery prepare to lay down millions of grains of colorful sand on Wednesday to form a mandala image at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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