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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City plans more pedestrian-safety improvements on 13th Street

After years of complaints about the safety of 13th Street, which is used by many bikers and Fairview residents, there are now plans to install new digital speed limit signs this spring that will aim to slow down vehicular traffic.

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Steamboat Springs City Council moves closer to forming downtown URA

Council President Bart Kounovsky said past councils have for decades passed on opportunities to invest in the downtown corridor, and the current council should be the one to pull the trigger.

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City of Steamboat seeks new owner for historic house on Yampa Street

The century-old Workman home at 603 Yampa St. must be relocated or demolished before the city can follow through with its plan to convert the riverside property into a public park this summer.

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Want to help the city of Steamboat build a new police station? There's a committee for that.

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night endorsed the creation of a seven-member citizens committee that will help plan for the new station that will replace the cramped police headquarters on Yampa Street.

Howelsen Ice Arena users plan fundraising campaign for 2nd sheet of ice

The fundraising effort comes as ice arena stakeholders report high demand for the existing ice in prime time.

Bull moose runs over woman near Steamboat Springs

Area wildlife manager Jim Haskins said it appears the moose ran over the woman from behind while she was walking two dogs on a road in Storm Mountain Ranch.

Steamboat City Council to discuss police station committee on Tuesday

But first, the council will have to come to a consensus on the committee's role in the project.

Some downtown Steamboat residents fighting to silence early morning street sweeping

The move to change the noise ordinance comes nearly two years after some council members started forwarding a few complaints about the street sweeper noise to the public works department.

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Local sticker company expanding to new markets

The founders of Steamboat Sticker shipped their first order of stickers in January, 2014, and the stickers have since been making their way to retailers in more than 18 states around the country.

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Machine invented in Steamboat Springs helps disabled people get on the ski slopes

Eric Berkey was nervous about returning to the ski slopes as a quadriplegic. Then he met two men in Steamboat Springs who had an invention that would help him get on the slopes.

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Signs advise vehicles to slow down and share the road with cyclists on 13th Street near the Fairview neighborhood.

A bull elk trudges through deep powder on a ridge near Fish Creek.

Steamboat Sticker sells a variety of stickers featuring original artwork and design.

Steamboat Sticker is now selling stickers in more than 18 states around the country.

Left: Sit ski simulator inventors Wes Dearborn, left and Steve Harrison pose with the parts for their new simulator. Middle: Steve Harrison builds the latest version of the sit ski simulator. Right: Eric Berkey uses one of the earlier versions of the sit ski simulator to train for his return to the ski slopes. Berkey became a quadriplegic after falling off of a boat in 2011. (Courtesy photo)

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