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.

Recent Stories

Steamboat City Council to talk Emerald Park history, field usage on Tuesday

The discussion comes as the city negotiates a new five-year contract with Triple Crown that could allow the games at Emerald for the first time.

City council members raise concern about Triple Crown meetings

A series of one-on-one meetings between Steamboat Springs City Council members and the head of the city's parks and community services department were cancelled last week after two council members expressed concern the meetings could violate open meetings laws.

City council satisfied with city manager's work performance

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark continues to have the support of five of her seven bosses.

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Steamboat City Council moves to restore winter bus service

However, the city's bus lines that are the least utilized during the year, including the yellow and purple lines, could continue to see some tweaks or cuts.

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Local Scout places bronze markers at veterans' graves in Steamboat Springs Cemetery

In the past, when the American flags were removed from James Albert Chew’s grave after Memorial Day ceremonies, all of the visible reminders of the man’s military service disappeared from the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

Deadline to return Steamboat community survey is Friday

As of Friday, the city had received back more than 1,000 of the 3,000 surveys it sent out to random households in the city and the county.

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City seeking ideas for riverside park on Yampa Street

City staff will host an open house at the Workman park at 603 Yampa St. at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pot, bus service and city manager review on Steamboat City Council agenda

The public will soon find out whether the Steamboat Springs City Council believes its partnership with City Manager Deb Hinsvark has improved since November.

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Police station committee arrives at building recommendation

In the eyes of the committee, the construction of a combined city and county facility in west Steamboat is a better alternative to the city building a new station on its own or renovating its current police headquarters on Yampa Street.

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As summer approaches, new businesses get ready to open in Steamboat Springs

From a new artist studio to a new store that will feature lingerie on Lincoln Avenue, here's a quick look at some new establishments coming to town along with some other business updates.

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Rye Kirchner places a bronze marker in front of a veteran's grave at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery on Monday.

Bronze markers now adorn the graves of veterans in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery who do not have military headstones.

Steamboat Springs Transit plans to replace two thirds of its fleet from 2019-2024.

A Steamboat Springs Transit bus zooms through downtown Steamboat. The bus service ended the winter service with an on-time performance of 76 percent.

Although residents complained about the pared-down winter bus service this winter, many were quick to praise the bus drivers and transit staff for making the best of a tough situation.

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