Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and business reporter, photographer

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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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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.

Two men airlifted off of Mount Werner on Monday in separate incidents

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue headed up the mountain around 4:20 p.m. to help a 55-year-old man who had possibly broken his neck in a mountain bike crash on the advanced Flying Diamond trail.

Rabbit fever found in animal in South Routt County

Forest Service officials say the incident is isolated and the risk to the public is low.

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Stewards of air service program planning public outreach campaign

The Local Marketing District board is asking the Steamboat Springs City Council to approve a 2015-16 operating budget that would spend nearly $50,000 on the public education effort.

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Downtown businesses undergoing late summer shuffle

Goodbye, cups of coffee at Paddlewheel and margaritas on the Rio Grande rooftop. Hello, half rack of ribs on Fifth Street and a pizza pub in Old Town Square.

Steamboat Springs City Council election could feature 10 candidates

Prospective candidates have until 5 p.m. Monday to gather the 25 necessary signatures of their constituents and return their petitions to City Hall.

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New I-70 mountain express lane expected to open by year's end

Community members on the Western Slope will be able to weigh in on the proposed pricing for the lane on Sept. 21 during a telephone town hall hosted by CDOT.

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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.

City of Steamboat Springs public works employees Tom Martindale, left, Jason Roiko, center, and Rob Jones, right, work to install a new digital speed limit sign on 13th Street near the Fairview neighborhood. The sign aims to slow down traffic in an area where residents have long complained about speeding cars. There are also plans to add a new sidewalk in the coming years to the area to further improve pedestrian safety.

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