Scott Franz

Scott Franz 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Steamboat City Council set to weigh in on recommendation to buy riverside lot on Yampa Street


I'm writing a story about the lodging tax discussion this afternoon. It will be online later today and in the paper tomorrow. No major decisions were made last night other than the council directing staff to do some research on the riverside piece of land on Yampa Street that houses the ambulance barn. I also thought it would be timely to attend today's lodging tax meeting at noon on trails and make it into one story. I'll have more info in the stories.

I decided last night to focus on the Howelsen Hill master plan discussion.




Scott Franz 5 months, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat City Council expected to discuss employee pay raise plan again on Tuesday

Something I was going to make clear in a story today is that the second and final reading of the city's budget is scheduled to happen Nov. 12, after the new council members are sworn in. There also will be a public hearing on the budget during that meeting.


Scott Franz 1 year, 2 months ago on Heritage Christian School lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Hi Max. Sorry about that, but I still only see Steamboat's menus for January. Feel free to post the link when they are updated, and we can publish the menu in an upcoming issue.




Scott Franz 2 years, 2 months ago on Child care costs rising in Routt County


Unfortunately the Self Sufficiency Standard report does not include an estimate as to how much a family of four with two kids in daycare needed to make in 2011. Two adults with an infant and preschooler is the closest they have to that family makeup.

You can view the report here:

Data for Routt County is listed on page 85

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Scott Franz 2 years, 2 months ago on Jackson County rescue: Tyler Lundstedt, 24, killed in avalanche


As of 12:30 p.m., the search is still active. Just got off the phone with Jackson County Search and Rescue. They are reporting there are six teams that include multiple agencies involved in the search. They are also using a helicopter.

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Scott Franz 2 years, 4 months ago on Steamboat School Board approves salary increases


According to Finance Director Dale Mellor, both the curriculum director's salary and benefits and the cost of the approved 2 percent salary increase for district employees will come from the revenue added to the district's budget because of the enrollment increase.

Mellor said that added together, those two items will cost $55,000 more than what is available from that added revenue source, and the additional $55,000 will be taken out of the district’s general fund.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


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