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

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City plans to start releasing more marijuana sales tax data

The upcoming monthly releases of marijuana sales tax data also could be used to estimate how many of the sales are coming from locals and tourists.

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City outlines possible changes to Howelsen Hill operating plan

Potential changes include the addition of a aerial adventure course and zipline in the summer, and a privately run ski school in the winter.

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Howelsen Hill to open Saturday

A lift ticket at the city's century-old ski hill will cost $25, not much more than the $20 lift tickets sold at Howelsen three ski seasons ago.

Intrawest selling vacation club division for $85 million

A one-year trial membership in the vacation club costs $1,899 and allows members to stay at all nine properties.

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Mainstreet Steamboat Springs to roll out several changes in new year

Steamboat Springs is one of three communities in Colorado selected to participate in a National Main Street Center pilot program that will test a "revamped" approach to the Mainstreet program.

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Trail maintenance endowment fund launches with $10k donation

City officials and local land managers have made it clear they currently don't have enough funds in their own budgets to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails that are being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.

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City seeks proposals for new sidewalk and trail connections in southern city limits

New concrete trail connections would allow hotel guests and others safer, more convenient access to the Walton Creek Trail and the Core Trail.

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Steamboat Ski Area will offer top-to-bottom skiing on Scholarship Day

The Steamboat Ski Area plans to open 31 trails across 168 acres Wednesday.

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Planning commission approves conceptual plan for 180-unit condo complex near Walgreens

The city's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the conceptual plans for a 180-unit development that would feature 11 four-story residential buildings on a 6.73-acre lot.

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Bamboo ski pole company, agriculture tech entrepreneur take top prizes in business plan competition

A growing bamboo ski pole company and a local entrepreneur trying to create the equivalent of a Fitbit for cattle now have some more money to grow their businesses thanks to their victories in a local business plan competition.

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Physical therapist Erin Monger performs dry needling on Michael Landren's leg.

Andrew Bowlin, left, Andrew Beckler, center, and Kevin Dooley are hard at work creating and shipping bamboo ski poles at Grass Sticks.

The new ski passes, which contain RFID technology that automatically open gates in lift lines, can be recycled and used again.

City Clerk Julie Franklin administers the oath of office on Tuesday night to new Steamboat Springs City Council members, from left, Heather Sloop, Kathi Meyer, Robin Crossan and Jason Lacy.

Cattle graze on a snowy field west of Steamboat Springs.

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