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.
The assessment led by economist Richard Wobbekind concludes that in terms of job growth, 2013, 2014 and 2015 will "be the three best years for the state since the start of the century."
"It was actually very encouraging," Public Works Director Chuck Anderson told the Steamboat Springs City Council about his test drive with license plate reading technology that would aim to improve parking enforcement downtown and turn over more spaces for people who want to shop and eat there.
By changing the light configuration and geometry of the intersection of Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city of Steamboat Springs are aiming to prevent tragedies like the death of Robert "Bob" Bear.
City officials, local trash haulers and representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife think the new rules will go a long way to help prevent encounters and problems with black bears.
Critics of the new service got the attention of the City Council, which broke its norm of not responding to public comment by asking its city manager what was going to be done about it.
City reporter Scott Franz will provide live news updates from tonight's Steamboat Springs CIty Council meeting. A strengthening of the city's trash rules to prevent problems with wildlife headlines the agenda.
Tougher trash ordinance from city would require more Steamboat residents to buy wildlife-proof containers
The city's proposed ordinance would require all residents to use an approved wildlife-resistant trash container outdoors regardless of what time they put out their trash to be collected.
The hospital's decision leaves the city without one of the Steamboat Springs City Council's top three potential building sites for the station and will delay the council's consideration of building locations until at least January.
The service provided from RouteMatch also allows bus riders to use their computers and smartphones and an app called RouteShout to find the bus stops closest to them and see when buses are set to arrive.
Under the new arrangement, the Humane Society plans to expand services like behavioral training for animals, add new staff and stay open the additional hours.