Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and health care reporter

Email: 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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Downtown Steamboat Springs is designated as a national historic district

When Arianthe Stettner takes people on historic walking tours downtown, she enjoys taking them way back to a time when glass windows arrived by wagon and horses were way more popular than cars.

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Yampa Valley Tire Pros under new ownership

Longtime local business owners Bob and Bert Rundell have found a young and enthusiastic couple to take over their one-stop automobile shop in west Steamboat Springs.

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NTSB releases preliminary report for fatal plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

When he took off from Steamboat Springs Airport earlier this month, Terry Stewart was looking forward to getting the license he needed to start flying from his home in Houston to his new vacation home in Estes Park.

Greeley sheep farmer killed in ATV crash in North Routt County

Investigators think the man was running supplies to his sheepherders when he died in the crash.

Fundraising totals lopsided in local county commissioner and state House races

The latest campaign finance reports filed by local candidates running for treasurer, state representative and county commissioner reveal half of the candidates are raking in much more campaign cash than their opponents.

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Steamboat Springs approving more liquor licenses than in previous years as restaurants shuffle

A look at liquor license activity in Steamboat Springs since 2006 shows Steamboat is seeing a shuffling of restaurants on a level it hasn't seen in many years.

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Parks and rec commissioners call for more enforcement of wildlife closures after death of orphaned elk calf

Several conflicts with the dogs and people and concerns about people's safety ultimately led wildlife officials to tranquilize calf's mother and take her to the Flat Tops.

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At Routt County Fair, rabbits draw a crowd

Dyllan Spitzley didn't want to have to say a tearful goodbye to her beloved animal like many other children do at the Routt County Fair every year.

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Adventure of the week: Camp right in your backyard

If you're still looking for that screensaver-worthy photo this summer, I've got an easy trip for you.

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Steamboat Springs loses its most famous cat

Ted, the ambassador of the Steamboat Springs Airport, had a big personality.

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A large part of downtown Steamboat Springs has been designated as a national historic district. Old Town Pub, pictured, historically was the Ernest Campbell Building that was constructed in 1904. It is one of the buildings in the district.

Chris Babcock, left, helps Montana Dalman learn to ski at Steamboat Ski Area as part of the Sunshine Kids program. This photograph was taken by Scott Franz and appeared in the Feb. 27, 2013, edition of the Steamboat Today.

Brian Farrell navigates through patches of snow near the end of the Preview run at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. This photograph was taken by Scott Franz on April 2, 2012.

Trey Nelson, of Silverthorne, watches as hot air balloons take off Saturday at Bald Eagle Lake. This photo was taken by Scott Franz.

Wildflowers bask in the light at sunrise on Buffalo Pass.

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