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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New 84-room hotel could get city approval by May 2

The new hotel would be built south of the Fairfield Inn on U.S. Highway 40.

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Steamboat Springs City Council agrees to Arnold Barn preservation deal

The Arnold Barn is a big step closer to getting a sturdier frame.

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City of Steamboat Springs names new public works director

“You really can’t find a better guy,” former city water superintendent Joe Zimmerman said of Jon Snyder, who has worked for the city since 2005. “He’s smart. He’s a quick learner for what he does have to learn. He works well with people and other employees. I’m sure he’ll do great.”

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Need local eggs or beef in a jiffy? Online marketplace now offers same-day pickup

The Community Agriculture Alliance is making it even easier to purchase produce, meats, eggs and baked goods that are made right here in Northwest Colorado.

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Sunglasses, wallets and skis lost in town: The Record for Sunday, March 19, 2017

11:09 a.m. Officers were called to a report of an unattended dog in a car at Soda Creek Elementary School. Officers took no action.

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Beefed up parking enforcement results in more tickets, fines in Steamboat Springs

The city of Steamboat Springs has made good on a recent promise to step up enforcement of its parking regulations.

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$29M building permit issued for Sheraton Steamboat Resort remodel

The city of Steamboat Springs will get a big chunk of change from a major renovation project scheduled to begin next month at Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

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New businesses popping up around Steamboat Springs

For the first time since before the Great Recession, retail spaces in downtown Steamboat Springs are almost at capacity.

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Public hearings on large downtown development delayed by a month

City planners and the RiverView project applicants are still trying to come to an agreement on the path a public trail will take through the 4.5-acre property, which sits along the Yampa River behind Natural Grocers.

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Steamboat low on Champagne Powder, high on vitamin D

It took only a few hours Saturday for the Yee-Haw Hill at Saddleback Ranch to turn from a great snow tubing hill into a water park.

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