Matt Stensland

Cops and courts, 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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Steamboat Living: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many. “It was a harsh reality to gain 70 pounds during pregnancy, and then gain more after your child was born,” says Worster, who weighed in at 220 pounds in 2008. “I bought a belt that was an XXL, and I didn’t want to be an XXL mom.”

Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

Man fires shot after being contacted by Routt County deputy

A wanted man shot himself Wednesday night after being contacted by a Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Only minor injuries after head-on accident on US 40 west of Steamboat

A 30-year-old Steamboat Springs woman is lucky to be alive after getting into a head-on collision with a semi truck Tuesday evening.

Sheriff's Office thinks woman possibly was stopped by phony cop

The Routt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Tuesday morning incident where they think a driver might have been pulled over by a man impersonating a police officer.

District Attorney’s Office investigation into irregular transactions ongoing

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is continuing its investigation into irregular transactions in the Routt County Treasurer's Office.

3 teens arrested after assault at Howelsen Hill

A fight at Howelsen Hill early Friday evening sent one teen to the hospital and three others to jail.

Woman sues after being booted from Rotary Club of Steamboat

A woman is suing after being kicked out of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 30 by Leslie Gamel, and she names nine current and former Rotary Club members as the defendants.

Inmate suspected of inappropriate advances toward another man

A Routt County Jail inmate faces charges related to allegations that he did sexually inappropriate things to another male inmate.

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Best of the Boat: Saddleback Ranch wins best guest ranch

It doesn’t take long to figure what makes Saddleback Ranch such a special place and worthy of being named Best Guest Ranch.

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Brady Worster’s experience inspired her to become a personal trainer so she could help others.

Brady Worster’s experience inspired her to become a personal trainer so she could help others.

Steamboat Pilot & Today Magazines Editor Eugene Buchanan, left, and Publisher Suzanne Schlicht get the Best of the Boat awards ceremony started Thursday at The Steamboat Grand.

People pack in to The Steamboat Grand for the Best of the Boat awards ceremony and party Thursday night. More than 83,000 votes came in from nearly 4,500 voters who ranked 112 questions in six categories for the annual Steamboat Living’s Best of the Boat. owners Michael Stoyanov and Annie Plocheva celebrate Thursday after learning they won for Best Property Management Company during the awards ceremony for Best of the Boat at The Steamboat Grand.

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