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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Device could lock down trash from bears

Rollin Stone thinks he has found the solution, or he is at least very close.

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Colorado Supreme Court justices hear feedback on open records rules

The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday heard both praise and criticism for new rules being considered to govern what judicial system records will be made available to the public.

Woman arrested after DUI crash

A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs woman faces charges of felony vehicular assault following a DUI crash Tuesday night.

Hayden to finalize details for special marijuana election

The special election is slated for Jan 26.

Steamboat man charged with distributing heroin

Matthew J. Klodt was arrested Tuesday night by the All Crimes Enforcement Team multi-agency drug task force.

United flight makes emergency landing at YVRA

A United flight with about 70 people on board made a safe emergency landing Wednesday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Plea deal possible in Zimmerman homicide case

Lucas Johnson could be sentenced to 48 years in prison

During court Tuesday, it was revealed that Lucas Johnson, the man accused of murdering Steamboat Springs resident Ed Zimmerman, is considering pleading to second-degree murder and a sentence of 48 years in prison.

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Steamboat running series wraps up at Emerald Mountain

Watkins Fulk-Gray had plenty of reasons to celebrate Saturday.

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Steamboat Springs 2015 marijuana sales top $5 million

The marijuana industry continues to prosper in Steamboat Springs with sales surpassing $5 million during the first seven months of 2015.

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NPR, Wild Rose trails officially open

Steamboat Springs City Council member Scott Myller without hesitation made a very bold statement Friday from Emerald Mountain overlooking the city.

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Steamboat Springs community service officer supervisor Scott Schaffer (from left), wildlife officer Andrea Sponseller, RS Welding owner Rollin Stone and wildlife officer Steve Baumgartner examine a trash can retrofit built by Stone and designed to keep bears out.

Colorado Supreme Court justices on Thursday held a public hearing about rules related to the release of judicial records to the public.

Aryeh Copa competes in the Quick & Chainless Downhill Bike Race on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Mike Mignone competes in the Quick & Chainless Downhill Bike Race on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Matt Karzen competes in the Quick & Chainless Downhill Bike Race on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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