Scott Franz, KUNC

Scott Franz


Steamboat Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Scott:

Boebert Narrowly Defeats Mitsch Bush In Colorado CD3 Race

Boebert campaigned heavily on criticizing socialism and the policies Gov. Jared Polis has put in place to protect residents from COVID-19. → Read More

Hickenlooper Defeats Gardner In Heated U.S. Senate Race

Boosted by the state’s deep disapproval of President Donald Trump, former Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner and flipped a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado. → Read More

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Bill That Would Make It Easier For Cities To Tax And Regulate Cigarettes

Last year, the town of Avon got little resistance from its residents when it asked them to approve a $3 tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the town. → Read More

Did Hickenlooper Just Announce His Presidential Bid? Not Technically

Gov. John Hickenlooper told a clerk at a café in New Hampshire on Wednesday that he is running for president. But the governor immediately tried to keep → Read More

At CSU Gov Debate, Stapleton Pushes Polis On Shoving Allegations

The state's gubernatorial race grew a bit more heated Wednesday night on a debate stage at Colorado State University. Republican candidate Walker Stapleton → Read More

Hole in I-70 bridge at Floyd Hill is creating major delays for travelers heading into mountains

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A hole that has appeared on an Interstate 70 bridge at the bottom of Floyd Hill has snarled westbound traffic and created a major headache for travelers heading to Steamboat Springs and other mountain resorts to ring in the new uear. The Colorado Department of Transportation reported Friday morning westbound traffic was… → Read More

Steamboat Springs’s oldest downtown bar and restaurant listed for sale for $1

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs' oldest downtown bar and restaurant is listed for sale at the same price a plate of huevos rancheros used to cost there back in 1974. The one-dollar price tag for Cantina does come with a few caveats though. Cantina’s new owner would have to arrive with plenty of experience, be… → Read More

Looking to rent a room for under $700 a month in Steamboat? Good luck.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Workers moving to Steamboat Springs for the upcoming ski season again face high rents and even tighter living quarters. And that's if they can even find a place they can afford in the city's tight rental market. The average price of a room for rent in homes with multiple bedrooms in the… → Read More

City Council passes on Steamboat Ski Area’s offer to serve as consultant at Howelsen Hill

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Executives from Steamboat Springs' big ski hill will not help the city of Steamboat Springs manage its little ski hill this winter. Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday said “thanks but no thanks” to a $225,000 proposal from Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. that would have had the bigger ski area trying… → Read More

Mountain coaster opens today at Steamboat Ski Area

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The newest run at Steamboat Ski Area is bound to make you let out a scream of joy. → Read More

No containment yet on wildfire burning near Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County residents continued to feel the impacts of wildfire season Wednesday as dozens of firefighters tried to get a handle on a more active Deep Creek Fire burning near Hayden. Smoke coming into the Yampa Valley from several fires prompted the cancellation of softball tournament games in Steamboat Springs. And children… → Read More

Latest updates on the Deep Creek fire burning in west Routt County

Check back here for the latest photos, videos and updates from the Deep Creek Fire burning between Hayden and Milner in west Routt County. 11 a.m. The fire had consumed 2,286 acres as of Wednesday morning with no level of containment. Crews fighting the fire this morning include the Wyoming Hot Shots, a Colorado River… → Read More

More manpower called in to battle growing wildfire in west Routt County

More manpower called in to battle growing wildfire in west Routt County → Read More

More manpower called in to battle growing wildfire in west Routt County

More manpower called in to battle growing wildfire in west Routt County → Read More

More manpower called in to battle Deep Creek wildfire near Steamboat Springs

ROUTT COUNTY — Brent Romick felt a lot better when the cavalry arrived to help him save his ranch. → Read More

Fire in West Routt County grows to 2,089 acres

West Routt County Deep Creek Fire grew rapidly overnight to 2,089 acres. → Read More

Rapidly growing wildfire just northwest of Steamboat Springs prompts evacuations

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were going door-to-door Monday afternoon to let about 30 households in West Routt County know they should start preparing to flee a rapidly growing wildfire. The Deep Creek Fire, initially dubbed the Steer Park Fire, grew from 2 acres to 419 acres in only a few hours… → Read More

Want to stop a ski town development? In Steamboat Springs, a resident sued the city council — and won

A Routt County judge has effectively blocked the construction of a controversial apartment project in downtown Steamboat Springs that was criticized by several community members for being too tall and too big. In a ruling issued last week, Judge Shelley Hill reversed the Steamboat Springs City Council's approval of three variances that would have allowed… → Read More

Taste of totality: What it was like to see the total eclipse from Wyoming

It didn't seem real. Minutes before the total eclipse reached totality, a slight chill filled the air as a surreal shade set in over the vast landscape near Riverton, Wyoming. Then, as the final sliver of sun disappeared behind the moon, the dozens of spectators who had gathered here in a field removed their eclipse… → Read More

CDOT pondering more I-70 improvements to alleviate traffic between Denver and the mountains

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It will likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make any changes that will drastically improve the traffic flow on Interstate 70. Colorado Transportation Commissioner Kathy Connell said commissioners are continuing to talk about such things as how to increase the number of days a new express lane can legally be… → Read More