Scott Franz

Steamboat Springs government and health care reporter

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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Leaders of business improvement district address concerns at tax proposal meeting

The leaders of Steamboat Springs' downtown business improvement district Monday night continued to make their case for why downtown property owners should embrace a property tax increase to pay for additional marketing and maintenance.

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Local groups tackling issue of limited kitchen space in Steamboat Springs

Representatives from Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, the Community Agriculture Alliance, the city of Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and some local food producers have joined forces to discuss the apparent lack of rentable commercial kitchen space.

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Horses in Steamboat Springs get their teeth fixed by class of aspiring dentists

When they leave this week, the students and teachers led by Raymond Hyde will have helped an estimated 350 horses with their dental issues.

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Technology startup U Grok It celebrates new milestones in Steamboat Springs

Today, Carrie and Tony Requist's idea to use handheld technology to locate and keep track of things has turned into a growing business in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat's Parks and Recreation Commission sets 4 big goals for 2015

The commissioners are setting the goals as the city gets ready to present a budget that could boost the parks and recreation's budget after years of cuts.

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Steamboat's Jimmy John's not on list of stores thought to be impacted by credit card data breach

The list does include eight Colorado stores, including two in Denver on East Colfax Avenue and on 16th Street.

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Steamboat City Council defends its longstanding public comment rules

Addressing the Steamboat Springs City Council in Centennial Hall can be an uncomfortable or frustrating experience for some people.

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Plan to fix parking problem at Casey's Pond moving forward

Since Casey's Pond opened last year, it has not had sufficient parking in its parking lot to accommodate all of its employees and visitors.

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City of Steamboat Springs improving its aging stormwater system

A year after the city of Steamboat Springs was grappling with the potentially enormous cost of improving its stormwater system, the city has started to revamp its stormwater maintenance program without busting its budget or assessing property owners a new fee to help cover the cost.

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Volunteer group seeks more city funding for environmental nonprofits in Steamboat Springs

All five volunteers who sit on the city's environmental coalition allocation committee, which helps to dole out city funding to a small group of environmental nonprofits, like the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Yampa Valley Land Trust, are calling on the council to increase funding to these organizations.

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Recent photos

An extracted tooth from a horse sits next to a set of extraction tools.

Gregg Whitehead takes notes after performing a dental operation on a horse at Sombrero Stables in Steamboat Springs.

Cheyenne Davenport, right, and Kaylin Jones check the teeth on a horse at Sombrero Stables in Steamboat Springs.

Kaylin Jones, left, and Cheyenne Davenport perform a dental procedure on a horse at Sombrero Stables in Steamboat Springs.

Raymond Hyde, the head of the American School of Equine Dentistry, files a horse's teeth as dental technician Karl Vaszlouszky keeps the horse calm.

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