Matt Stensland

Law enforcement, environment and Hayden reporter, photographer

Email: mstensland@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4247

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Matt Stensland is a photojournalist for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He has worked for the paper since January 2006. Matt started working at the paper as a reporter covering the town of Hayden, real estate and business. After about a year he was hired on as the newspaper's first full-time videographer. He is currently the cops and courts reporter and photographer. Matt has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and grew up in Urbana. When not working, you will most likely find Matt soaking at either the Old Town or Strawberry Park hot springs. You can visit his website at www.mattstensland.com.

Recent Stories

With several small fires, caution urged

Local fire officials are urging people to use extreme caution this holiday weekend.

No serious injuries in Rabbit Ears Pass Crash

No one was seriously injured after a Wednesday afternoon crash on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Accused murderer told deputies he 'snapped'

Court records show Cole Pollard told deputies he “snapped,” choked Patricia Richmond to death and then raped her.

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Pollard being held on suspicion of murder

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins on Wednesday described a troubled young man who possibly made a series of decisions that ultimately led to the death of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

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Cole Pollard located, arrested, will likely face homicide charges

Cole Pollard has been taken into custody, and Sheriff Wiggins said Pollard will likely face charges related to the death of Patricia Richmond.

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Search on for 'person of interest' in Flat Tops Wilderness Area

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says they have located Cole Pollard's vehicle above Trappers Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

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Homicide victim identified

Cole J. Pollard has been named as a person of interest in the death of Patricia Richmond, 22, who was found at 56730 Lupine Court east of Clark in North Routt County.

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Sheriff's Office looking for 'person of interest' in homicide

The Routt County Sheriff's Office is trying to find Cole J. Pollard. He has been named as a person of interest in the death of a 22-year-old woman found at 56730 Lupine Court east of Clark in North Routt County.

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Sheriff's Office investigating homicide in North Routt County

At about 7:15 p.m., emergency responders were called to a report of a woman who was discovered tied up and laying face down at a home at 56730 Lupine Court.

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Routt County Jail launching video conferencing for visits

The Routt County Jail is changing the way it allows inmates to visit with friends and loved ones on the outside.

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Routt County Jail Lt. Michelle Richardson demonstrates the new video conferencing equipment that will be used for inmate visits.

Glen and Stephany Traylor received the Individual Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at its annual Celebration of Philanthropy dinner Friday night at Larson Barn.

Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup and EMS supervisor Angela Bracegirdle applied for a large grant that allowed the fire department to purchase a new $185,000 ambulance.

Mike Bellio polishes his 1967 Mustang Fastback during the Mustang Roundup Show N’ Shine on Saturday in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Cars sit on display during the Mustang Roundup Show N’ Shine on Saturday in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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