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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Steamboat City Council to decide if city should take on airport hangar maintenance

The Steamboat Springs City Council will soon decide whether the city should maintain common areas around the new private hangars at Steamboat Springs Airport despite language in a signed ground lease that calls for the private developer to do the work

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City hires interim police chief, public information officer for remainder of police misconduct investigation

Craig Police Department Commander Jerry DeLong will lead the Steamboat Springs Police Department while an investigator looks into the claims of misconduct against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle.

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Major road construction project starts this week between Silverthorne and Kremmling

In the coming weeks, drivers who take the highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling will encounter delays of up to 45 minutes from a combination of reduced speed limits, alternating lanes of traffic and traffic holds as construction crews start a major project to make the road safer.

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Police misconduct investigation begins in Steamboat Springs

While the city prepared for the investigation to ramp up, recent Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jessica Miller organized the modest protest that started with about six protestors.

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Police station committee to explore wide range of options for new station

In many ways, the citizen police station committee is taking the police station project back to square one.

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Sharon's restaurant brings comfort food to west side of town

The opening of Sharon's comes almost 20 years after Sharon Stone closed a restaurant with the same name in West Steamboat that operated from 1988 to 1996.

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Local cycling groups eye an easier path up Emerald Mountain

Routt County Riders is proposing that a new, gentler trail be built that would run from the base of Howelsen Hill at Sombrero Stables to the Ricky's Ridge trail on Emerald Mountain.

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City invites community to weigh in on future of pocket park on Yampa Street

"The use of this park is something we really need to begin a community dialogue on," Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said.

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Local drivers can learn about major Northwest Colorado roadwork at upcoming meeting

The Colorado Highway 9 improvement project will add eight-foot-wide shoulders and wildlife underpasses and overpasses to a stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling that was the site of 47 car accidents involving wild animals between 2007 and 2011.

City Council, School Board discuss downtown urban renewal plan

During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.

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Sharon Stone used to run Sharon's in West Steamboat from 1988 to 1996.

Sharon Stone shows off the French toast at her new restaurant in Riverside Plaza. The toast is made from scratch.

The Workman property on Yampa Street is being converted into a public park.

Harlow Kuntz, 3, plays a Mario Kart arcade game Monday at In Celebration of Kids in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Skiers congregate at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area during the 2014-15 season.

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