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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Steamboat Springs City Council sets goals at retreat

With a big development on the horizon, the Steamboat Springs City Council wants to engage the public next year in a conversation about the future character of the downtown area.

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Steamboat Springs successfully recruits winter bus drivers as other ski towns struggle

A team of seasonal bus drivers who hail from at least 11 different states are ready to start shuttling thousands of residents and visitors around Steamboat Springs this winter. But some other Colorado ski resort towns aren’t so lucky this year.

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Steamboat Springs City Council to meet for retreat Friday at Sheraton

The special meeting, which is open to the public, starts at 8 a.m. in the Aspen Room of the resort.

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Pilots received thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized discounts at Steamboat Springs Airport

In a four-month period last year, a series of discounts given to seven pilots totaled $6,340.

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Steamboat Springs residents start to see benefits from new snow-plowing system

City Streets Superintendent David Van Winkle said he’s already received a handful of emails thanking the city for starting a new plowing system that makes the roads wider and leaves fewer windrows, or piles of plowed snow, in front of citizens’ driveways.

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Delay in Buffalo Pass project prompts mountain bikers to defend need for more difficult trails

The U.S. Forest Service temporarily halted construction on a more difficult biking trail on Buff Pass in the fall before the snow started flying because some concerns were raised about the plans for the trail.

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Steamboat Springs Planning Commission rejects approval of several illegal dwelling units on Buena Vista Court

The property owners had hoped new parking plans could bring their units into compliance.

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Steamboat's weather forecast good for skiers, bad for drivers returning from Thanksgiving

Next week’s weather forecast in Steamboat Springs calls for an extended period of snow and cold.

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Test drive a city bus, fire a snow gun and more in Steamboat's upcoming City 101 class

The free class allows citizens to go behind the scenes of city operations and learn how their government functions on a day-to-day basis.

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Voters likely to decide whether Steamboat Springs City Council should keep health insurance

City Attorney Dan Foote said he believes the council has had the option of getting health insurance coverage from the city since 1992. But voters have never approved the benefit as required in the city’s charter.

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Routt County United Way volunteers serve turkey, stuffing and other food Thursday during the Thanksgiving Community Dinner. The dinner fed hundreds of people in the community.

Routt County United Way volunteers Tim Trumble, left, and Jon Kocik slice up pieces of pie at the Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Thursday. The dinner fed hundreds of people.

A group of hikers goes up the Fish Creek Falls trail on Wednesday.

More barn in the snow

The inside of Debbie Wilson's SUV was destroyed by a momma bear that got stuck inside.

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