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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Steamboat police chief gives update on department

Being down three sworn officers continues to present challenges for the Steamboat Springs Police Department, Chief Cory Christensen told the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night.

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Lost snowboarder travels more than three miles before being found by rescuers

One snowboarder got very, very lost Tuesday after unintentionally going out of bounds at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Marijuana store seeking more visible retail space

A local marijuana business has proposed moving its retail operations to a more visible location at Curve Plaza between two restaurants and a liquor store.

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Fire destroys Oak Creek home

No one was hurt Friday night when a fire destroyed an Oak Creek home.

Steamboat marijuana sales up 35 percent in 2015

The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.

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Ski patrol members on Chinese exchange

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has sent three of its veteran ski patrol managers to China for two weeks to share their expertise.

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New lift, mountain coaster, mini golf slated for Steamboat Ski Area

Intrawest CEO Tom Marano announced Wednesday morning that a mountain coaster, mini golf course and new Elkhead lift will be built this year at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Man arrested after detox worker assaulted

Law enforcement officials are concerned after a 59-year-old woman working at Routt County’s alcohol detox facility was assaulted Friday night while taking care of a man who had been brought in after officers investigated a fight in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Charges dismissed against former Routt County employee accused of embezzlement

After paying $10,000 to the taxpayers of Routt County, criminal charges have been dropped against a former Routt County Treasurer's Office employee faced with 157 charges related to embezzlement of public money.

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2016 Winter Carnival: Night Extravaganza to feature BIG firework

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified, and Steamboat Springs fireworks fanatic Tim Borden is ready to launch his giant 48-inch-diameter firework into the Steamboat Springs sky.

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Fireworks blast off from Howelsen Hill on Saturday night during Winter Carnival.

Fireworks blast off from Howelsen Hill on Saturday night during Winter Carnival.

Michelle Barnes holds on during the Winter Carnival shovel race Saturday.

A crowd lines Lincoln Avenue during Winter Carnival.

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