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

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Groomers rob snow stashes to keep terrain open

With about 2 1/2 weeks left in the ski season, the patches of brown at Steamboat Ski Area are growing larger, but veteran groomers are fighting to keep terrain open.

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New Storm Peak Brewing Co. space taking shape

Storm Peak Brewing Co. has stockpiled its beer and is hopeful it can keep anyone from getting thirsty while it moves to its new location.

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Humane Society no longer serving Oak Creek

Oak Creek officials have decided they do not want to pay for the services provided by the Routt County Humane Society.

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Steamboat’s Verne Lundquist to appear on CBS Morning Show

Iconic sportscaster Verne Lundquist, who calls Steamboat Springs home, will be profiled Sunday morning on CBS This Morning.

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Truck crashes into Hayden Town Hall

No one was injured when a Toyota 4Runner crashed into the side of Hayden Town Hall at about 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

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Powder hits the slopes at Steamboat Ski Area

The 9-week-old Saint Bernard named Powder currently weighs about 25 pounds, and owner Duncan Draper has been getting the fluff ball acquainted to the routine.

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Local deputies strapping on body cameras for 1st time

A body camera helped prevent former Arkansas police officer Brandon Davis from having to pay $2.5 million to the family of the man he shot and killed.

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Dinosaur man suspected of breaking into Steamboat cars

Steamboat Springs police arrested a Dinosaur man they suspect broke into cars at Shadow Run condos.

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Man charged with DUI after allegedly stealing truck, crashing it

Ty J. Tatum faces charges of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, DUI and careless driving.

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Durango educator named Hayden superintendent

Hayden School District’s new superintendent Christie Bloomquist says she quickly learned that this community was the right fit.

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Shad Sills, with Routt Plumbing and Heating, cuts steam pipe Tuesday at Storm Peak Brewing Company’s new location at Elk River Road and Lincoln Avenue.

This week, skiers at Steamboat Ski Area were introduced to the newest skier safety dog named Powder.

Taser International trainer Brandon Davis teaches local police officers Wednesday about the body cameras they will be wearing.

A crowd gathers to watch The Motet perform Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

A fully built snowbike is on display at Steamboat Powersports.

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