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

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High-speed chase ends at equestrian ranch

A high-speed pursuit Thursday ended with the arrest of a Fort Collins man, as well as some broken fences at a local equestrian ranch.

Water restrictions enacted in Oak Creek

Starting at noon Thursday, the town of Oak Creek put water restrictions in place.

Passerby helps UPS driver with medical issue

A passerby helped free a UPS driver who suffered a medical condition and went off the road Tuesday afternoon.

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Whistleblower under investigation for perjury by DA's Office

Dave Kleiber, the former detective and whistleblower whose letter led to the resignations of Steamboat’s top two cops, is or was being investigated by the District Attorney's Office for perjury, according to court documents.

Food to be the topic at Thursday's Seminars at Steamboat event

Food might be bountiful in the United States, but that's not the case in some parts of the world.

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Hunting for answers: What Steamboat officials could learn from extensive Durango bear research project

Step close to Lyle Willmarth’s pickup, and it is easy to detect an odor that is disgusting to humans but is an irresistible scent to bears.

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City of Steamboat Springs releases 'Report 6' police investigation summary

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark on Friday released the summary of Report 6, one of six reports prepared as part of the police department investigation.

No one injured after plane goes off YVRA runway

NTSB releases info on 2014 crash

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Road rage incident results in felony arrest

A 40-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony second-degree assault after a road rage incident at the new stop signs at the Mount Werner Road underpass.

Newspaper asks city to reconsider records request denial

A lawyer representing the Steamboat Pilot & Today sent a letter to the city attorney Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to release reports related to the police department investigation.

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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters spray water under a trailer that caught fire late Wednesday afternoon at 583 Second Street. No one was home when the fire started. It was thought the fire started outside but the cause was unknown. Neighbor Tim Hancock was able to save a cat and three dogs from inside the trailer. The trailer is owned by Tammy Shupp, a Routt County Communications dispatcher.

A dumpster is left propped open with a shovel in Central Park Plaza.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Andrea Sponseller looks at trash after speaking with a resident at Dream Island mobile home park.

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark speaks to police department employees before a city council meeting.

People check out art for sale during the Art in the Park Event on Saturday at West Lincoln Park. The event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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