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

Possible sale of Iron Horse Inn still being negotiated

The council took no action after an executive session on Tuesday night that was called to discuss the potential sale of the property that currently has a defunct hotel next to an apartment complex that houses about 50 tenants.

Interim city manager interviews scheduled for next week

All three of the candidates are Colorado residents who have extensive experience managing cities in Colorado and around the country.

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Hinsvark reflects on tenure as Steamboat Springs city manager

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark's last day in City Hall was marked by hugs and well wishes from several city employees and a resolve from her seven bosses on the city council to figure out how to avoid similar departures of their managers in the future.

Steamboat Springs City Council to consider interim city manager hiring process Tuesday night

The Steamboat Springs City Council has at least eight people to choose from to lead the city on an interim basis after City Manager Deb Hinsvark's expected resignation and departure Tuesday night.

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Authorities dismantle illegal marijuana grow site on Buffalo Pass; 2 Mexican nationals arrested

Two men who were camping at the grow site were taken into custody without incident after an early morning operation that started at 4 a.m.

Routt County Jail inmate accused of assaulting 3 jailers

The incident started just after 6 p.m. when deputies said inmate Threasa Lynn McIntosh, 45, tore pages out of a book and flushed them down the toilet, causing it to plug and overflow and flood the holding cell.

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Rising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gets warm welcome in Steamboat Springs

Carson signed books, posed for photos with fans and even fit in a game of pool before giving a speech at the Freedom Conference.

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As Steamboat Springs City Council weighs Iron Horse sale, tight-knit community of tenants hopes to stay

For the second time in three years, residents at the city-owned Iron Horse Inn are worried they may soon lose their homes and have to scramble to find another piece of workforce housing they can afford.

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City of Steamboat Springs proposes new regulations for private marijuana grows

The city's unlicensed growing facilities were thrust into the spotlight on June 13 when a caregiver's medical marijuana grow operation caught fire on Downhill Drive and caused $20,000 worth of damage to the building.

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13 community members file for Steamboat Springs City Council race

All four seats are now contested, and six candidates are vying for district 1.

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Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark laughs as she reads what city employees wrote to her on a card during her last day in City Hall. Hinsvark received well-wishes and hugs from several city employees on her last day.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks to attendees of the Freedom Conference on Friday in Steamboat Springs.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson signs a copy of one of his books for Steamboat Springs resident Carol Stern on Friday.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, left, shares a laugh with Freedom Conference attendees Friday in Steamboat Springs.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson meets with Freedom Conference attendees on Friday in Steamboat Springs.

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