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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Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden High School vocational education teacher Kevin Kleckler is finding ways to keep up with the demand for his classes.

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On a mission: Russ Sanford

Russ Sanford is one of Search and Rescue’s veteran members, having joined the team in 1995.

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On a mission: Rory Clow

Rory Clow gets excited when the first Tuesday of the month arrives.

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On a mission: Dusty Atkinson

Joining Search and Rescue was an easy move for 28-year-old Steamboat native Dusty Atkinson.

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On a mission: Routt County Search and Rescue prepares for the worst

Routt County Search and Rescue train for the worst.

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Sailors shut out by Warriors

Soccer fans, players and coaches could tell something was missing in Steamboat Springs' 0-4 loss to visiting Centaurus.

Steamboat police asking for help identifying suspect

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

Driver eludes police after Tuesday morning pursuit

Because of safety concerns, local authorities chose not to continue the pursuit of a driver Tuesday morning who was eluding police.

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Mamba makes another break for it

Steamboat's most wanted dog again made a break from the animal shelter on Monday.

Integrated Community hopes to pack the house again during annual fundraiser

With the demand for services on the rise, Integrated Community is holding a fundraiser Saturday to raise awareness about the organization and to celebrate the different cultures that call the Yampa Valley home.

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Hayden High School senior Sam Skof works on a weld during class Tuesday at the Babson-Carpenter Career and Technical Education Center.

Hayden High School senior Tanner Guire uses a grinder during a welding class Tuesday in the Babson-Carpenter Career and Technical Education Center.

Routt County Search and Rescue members, from left, Rory Clow, Russ Sanford and Dalton Reed, bring up their mock patient, Ty Upson, above King Solomon Falls during a Sept. 6 training exercise.

Dalton Reed brings up his mock patient, Ty Upson, in the rescue basket above King Solomon Falls.

A helicopter approaches the landing zone above King Solomon Falls.

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