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.
The holiday season is ramping up this weekend in Hayden with a series of events.
The man involved in a standoff with police at a Steamboat Springs hotel has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of unsupervised probation.
Two people have been extradited from Florida and charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs.
A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police said approached several underage teenage girls and asked them for sex in exchange for money in July has been arrested for violating probation.
While the Steamboat Ski Area does not anticipate opening any additional terrain this weekend, low temperatures will help with snowmaking operations.
It was a very chilly night for one Steamboat Springs skier determined to have a spot on the first chair of the 2013-14 ski season. At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kerry Lofy set up his tent at the entrance to the Christie Peak Express lift.
As the busy winter tourism season approaches, Steamboat Springs police want to make sure those visitors seeking a Rocky Mountain high are following the rules.
The communities of Hayden and Steamboat Springs are ready to crank up the ovens for their free Thanksgiving feasts.
The season for giving is beginning to ramp up in Routt County as residents begin shopping for those in need. This year, the Holiday Wishes program is hoping to collect gifts for more than 400 local families that are selected by Routt County United Way.
The Navigator Awards recognize the people and businesses who can inspire future leaders. This year, Chris Tamucci, director of operations for Big Agnes, Honey Stinger and BAP, is being honored as the Young Professional of the Year. Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare is the Business of the Year, and Jim Schneider, with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., is the Business Leader of the Year.