Matt Stensland

Law enforcement, environment and Hayden reporter, photographer

Email: 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

Recent Stories

Cause of death determined for missing hunter

On Sept. 7, Harkins was not feeling well and chose to stay at camp while the four people he was hunting with headed out to hunt. When the hunters returned, Harkins was gone.

Judge dismisses Class 1 felony kidnapping case

A judge has dismissed the case against a 54-year-old Craig man accused of kidnapping related to an incident in the late 1970s.

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Officials view coal mine sale as positive

Routt County officials view the anticipated sale of Twentymile Coal Co. to Bowie Resource Partners as a positive development.

Chance for snow returns to Steamboat area

Weather forecasters are calling for snow, but perhaps not as much as they initially thought.

Cellphone policies vary among high schools

They are powerful tools, and policies related to cellphone use vary throughout Routt County's high schools.

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Twentymile Mine being sold to Bowie Resource Partners

Peabody Energy on Friday announced it is selling Routt County's Twentymile mine to Bowie Resource Partners.

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Police department looking forward with new chief

The Steamboat Springs Police Department turned a new page Friday with the swearing in of its new chief, Cory Christensen.

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Christmas tree permits available

The holiday tradition of cutting down the annual Christmas tree is quickly approaching.

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Hayden granary placed on national historic register

The Delaney family in Hayden is now the proud owner of two properties listed on the National Register of Historic places.

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No opening day the same at Steamboat Ski Area

The last time the ski area decided to open early was on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, five days in advance of the originally scheduled opening date. That morning, the first 70 skiers who arrived were greeted with breakfast burritos prepared by a group of local residents.

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Recent photos

Routt County Judge James Garrecht swears in Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen on Friday at Centennial Hall.

Steamboat Springs residents, from left, Andy Gilligan and Zac and Bob Riley pull out the perfect tree from the Routt National Forest in November 2013.

Glen Traylor speaks after receiving the Young Professional of the Year award.

Bob Dapper speaks after receiving the Business Leader of the Year award.

Rex's Family of restaurants owner Rex Brice accepts the Business of the Year award with his employees.

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