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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Steamboat Springs city manager addresses snow removal complaints

Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter is attributing a flurry of snow-removal complaints in the city to the combination of frequent, heavy snowfall and small private contractors not following plowing rules.

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Steamboat Springs City Council members weigh in on city’s controversial new PR practice

Steamboat Springs City Council members have different reactions to the news that the city’s public relations manager is manufacturing quotes for officials in city press releases.

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Some fear potential tax overload as community groups eye 2017 ballot initiatives in Steamboat Springs

With as many as six or seven local tax initiatives headed for the ballot in 2017, some community groups are starting to take steps they hope will prevent a case of tax heartburn in the electorate that dooms them all.

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Rita Valentine Park improvements get high-profile endorsement

On more than one occasion, Don Valentine has had to make a trek to a public meeting to defend the park that is named after his late wife. But last week, Valentine found himself praising the latest idea for the park.

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Excessive celebration flag thrown on Lincoln Avenue: The Record for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

9:44 p.m. Officers were called to a report of some Green Bay Packers fans who may have been celebrating their team's victory too much in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat Springs City Council president uncomfortable with new PR position manufacturing 'quotes' for city officials

Even Steamboat Springs City Council President Walter Magill eventually admitted his “quote” in a recent press release from City Hall didn’t sound like Walter Magill.

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Still no deal on Arnold Barn, but negotiations continue

The Arnold Barn will have to hold on through a few more snow storms before its future becomes clear.

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Potential Howelsen Hill suitors emerge

The city of Steamboat Springs' search for a new operator of Howelsen Hill has produced four potential bidders.

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Tony Connell stepping down from Steamboat Springs City Council

Citing work demands and his desire to spend more time with his family, Steamboat Springs City Councilman Tony Connell plans to step down from the council next month.

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Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on proposal to buy Yampa Street lot for future bridge

The Steamboat Springs City Council does not appear to be willing to buy another piece of property on Yampa Street that some community members have eyed as another riverside park with a new pedestrian bridge.

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A simple Google search of Magill's quote found it had been almost completely ripped off from a years-old "signature story ideas" pamphlet from Steamboat Ski Area.

Augustin Molina, of Argentina, practices some ski tricks on the way down to the airbag at Howelsen Hill on Thursday.

Groups try to lure fish above the ice on Stagecoach Reservoir.

A road grader clears snow from a street in west Steamboat Springs on Wednesday.

A Steamboat Springs Transit bus welcomes MusicFest guests to town on Thursday with a message on its reader board.

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