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.
Routt County Riders is proposing that a new, gentler trail be built that would run from the base of Howelsen Hill at Sombrero Stables to the Ricky's Ridge trail on Emerald Mountain.
"The use of this park is something we really need to begin a community dialogue on," Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said.
The Colorado Highway 9 improvement project will add eight-foot-wide shoulders and wildlife underpasses and overpasses to a stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling that was the site of 47 car accidents involving wild animals between 2007 and 2011.
During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.
Work to convert the Workman property into a riverfront park is scheduled to begin in August.
Police station committee chairman John Kerst called the misconduct allegations the "900-pound gorilla in the room."
The emergency meeting was called Friday, less than two days after council members read a 10-page letter from former Steamboat Police Detective Dave Kleiber that alleges the police chief and deputy police chief have created "an atmosphere of fear and intimidation" and "a hostile work environment" at the police department.
The city has received five letters of interest for the 101-year-old house.
At In Celebration of Kids, Harlow Kuntz has Mario Kart races to win, quads to drive around and birthday parties to attend.
As police station planning enters fourth year, citizens committee ready to move past previous challenges
The city has now spent three years trying to build a new police station, and there have been plenty of twists, setbacks and long nights in Citizens Hall since city staff first pitched the idea to council in March 2012.