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.

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Analysts see low gas prices continuing through the summer

A driver who pumped 15 gallons of unleaded gas at the Western Convenience station on Sunday last week paid $21 less than they did last year.

Former Routt County deputy treasurer arrested on embezzlement charges

Lila M. Stucker faces 144 counts of embezzlement of public money, a Class Five Felony, as well as felony theft charges after a bookkeeper in the Treasurer's Office provided an investigator with evidence that Stucker misappropriated $21,057 in county funds from 2006 to 2013.

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Snow expected to continue in high country through Saturday

At lower elevations in Steamboat Springs, only modest snow accumulations are expected Friday and Saturday.

Steamboat residents arrested on suspicion of extorting money from boy who damaged their vehicles

Isaias Simon and his sister, Ana Simon, are accused of threatening to have a boy deported if he did not pay them $2,000 to fix their vehicles.

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Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush will continue to push for new legislation that would require more drivers to use snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains despite the State Senate's move to study the issue first.

Community members will soon be able to serve on parks and rec funding group

The working group will study alternative funding sources for parks and recreation amenities.

City Council takes no action after meeting behind closed doors for 3 hours Monday night

The Steamboat Springs City Council took no action and had nothing to say publicly Monday night after it met for three hours behind closed doors to discuss a police misconduct investigation and City Manager Deb Hinsvark's work performance.

Weather Service issues red flag warning for Western Colorado ahead of mid-week cold front

The forecast calls for possible wind gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour on Tuesday afternoon.

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Highway lane closures begin between Silverthorne and Kremmling

Drivers should expect delays if they decide to take this route to and from the Front Range.

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Steamboat CIty Council to discuss future of bus routes at upcoming meeting

The May meeting will offer the public a chance to weigh in on the changes and cuts, which were recently made to the bus service this winter, and offer recommendations for the future.

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Gas prices in Steamboat Springs are the lowest they've been in years.

Gas prices in Steamboat Springs are the lowest they've been in years.

Drivers travel through a snowstorm Wednesday on Rabbit Ears Pass. The Colorado Senate recently stripped down a bill that would have required more drivers to use snow tires and chains when driving though snowy weather on mountain passes in the state.

Sharon Stone used to run Sharon's in West Steamboat from 1988 to 1996.

Sharon Stone shows off the French toast at her new restaurant in Riverside Plaza. The toast is made from scratch.

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