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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Hayden announces town manager finalists

The town of Hayden has narrowed the field and selected four finalists to be the new town manager.

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Peabody posts bonds to ensure Twentymile Mine reclamation

The biggest mining company in the United States, which declared bankruptcy April 13, has posted bonds to ensure its Twentymile Mine in Routt County gets reclaimed in the event it were to close.

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One hospitalized after head-on crash

A head-on crash on the top of a snowy Rabbit Ears Pass closed down U.S. Highway 40 on Friday afternoon.

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Congressman planning visits for opioid abuse education

The trips are planned to begin in June, but it is not yet known if he will be visiting Routt or Moffat counties.

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Caution urged during agricultural burning season

Once again this year, Routt County officials are urging members of the agricultural community to use caution when undertaking burns.

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Bear issues again come to light

Council to consider revisions to city's trash ordinance

With bears again on the prowl and getting into garbage, local officials will again be asking new city council members if they want a more strict trash ordinance.

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Homicide case scheduled for arraignment

One of Routt County’s three homicide cases proceeded through the court system Tuesday.

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Video released; passenger wants seat belts on commuter buses

Passenger involved in March 29 accident calls for seat belts on buses

The video from inside the bus shows just how violent the crash was, and at least one bus rider says she will not feel safe again until the city of Steamboat Springs installs seat belts.

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Girl Scout honored for heroism

A Steamboat Springs High School sophomore is being recognized for the role she played in helping people injured in a bus crash March 29 on U.S. Highway 40.

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Melting snow floods parts of campground

What started as a trickle quickly turned into a steady stream of water Thursday night at Steamboat Campground.

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Recent photos

Catherine Kurtz displays her creative planter beds on Saturday during the Home and Garden Expo.

Colorado State University Extension Agent Todd Hagenbuch visits with Home and Garden Expo attendees on Saturday.

People pack the Steamboat Springs Community Center during the Home and Garden Expo on Saturday.

Flowers are on display at the Gecko Landscape and Garden Center booth during the Home and Garden Expo on Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center

Wrigley Neeley, 9, plants seeds at the Lawn Lady booth during the Home and Garden Expo on Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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