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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Residents start to weigh in on large downtown development proposal

A revised plan for RiverView includes a public riverside path that spans from a proposed public plaza at Fifth and Yampa streets to a piece of open space near the river’s confluence with Spring Creek.

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Planning commission bucks county recommendation, wants part of scenic road to remain public

A public outcry from cyclists, birders and artists helped convince the Routt County Planning Commission to vote against a proposal to privatize part of a scenic county road south of Lake Catamount.

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City officials, Steamboat Ski Area moving ahead with Howelsen Hill talks

City of Steamboat Springs officials don’t think the pending sale of Steamboat Ski Area will throw a mogul in the resort’s potential bid to take over Howelsen Hill operations.

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Could Steamboat Today offices become City Hall? City leaders take a tour with real estate agent

City officials who toured the Steamboat Pilot & Today offices with a realtor on Friday left thinking the large commercial building might be worth pursuing for city facilities.

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Water restrictions to be announced soon in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs residents won’t be able to water their lawns as often as usual this summer due to the drier than normal spring.

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Road construction season heating up in Routt County

When Steamboat Springs residents return from their spring break vacations, they’re likely to be met by more and more construction cones.

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Routt County's top building official steps down

Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs are looking for a new top building official at a time the permitting and inspection workload is heating up.

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Barn brothers: Arnolds reflect on the challenges of growing up on a farm at base of Storm Mountain

Before the umbrella bars, hot tubs and après ski deals, life at the base of Storm Mountain required grit. Lots and lots of grit.

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Outdoor stage, pedicabs and tax proposal on Main Street's summer agenda

Local musicians, poets and other entertainers could have a new outdoor stage to perform on this summer in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Howelsen Hill so nice, the city is master planning it twice

The city of Steamboat Springs is working on yet another master plan for Howelsen Hill less than three years after a draft of a previous master plan was quickly shelved after it created a sense of sticker shock.

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