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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How rescuer Jay Bowman survived the slide

Routt County Search and Rescue member Jay Bowman now has a long plate with 13 screws holding his shattered arm together, some broken bones in a leg and five staples in the back of his head to remind him of the avalanche that nearly took his life Jan. 12 on Buffalo Mountain.

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Sun, then snow, returns to Steamboat Springs

After several days of low clouds in the Yampa Valley, the sun returned to Steamboat Springs on Tuesday. Snow might return to the area as soon as Friday.

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Two injured in head-on crash in Routt County

Two drivers received minor injuries after being involved in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Routt County Road 16 leading to Lynx Pass.

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Inside the Stagecoach Dam: Harnessing the Power

It is a careful balancing act at the Stagecoach Dam, where electricity is generated for homes, fish habitat is managed and water is stored for a time when cities, ranchers and industry need it.

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Reuters: Intrawest, owner of Steamboat Ski Area, exploring a sale

The news agency was citing sources who wanted to remain anonymous because the talks were confidential.

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Avalanche injures Search and Rescue volunteer during mission

A Routt County Search and Rescue member is expected to recover after being swept away in an avalanche Thursday night during a mission on Buffalo Pass.

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Woman suspected of stealing thousands from Steamboat Springs physical therapy employer

A 28-year-old Hayden woman is suspected of embezzling nearly $76,000 from Johnson and Johnson Physical Therapy in Steamboat Springs.

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Man must register as a sex offender

A 41-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four months in Routt County Jail, must register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and undergo treatment after committing a sex crime against a woman.

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Steamboat Springs man suspected of assaulting deputy

Andrew S. Balvanz was arrested on suspicion of DUI, careless driving, third-degree assault, resisting an officer and violation of a protection odor.

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Snow, wind create avalanche danger in Steamboat backcountry

Forecasters are warning of considerable danger in the backcountry after avalanche warnings were issued for many parts of Colorado, including the Steamboat Springs zone.

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An aerial photo from a Classic Air Medical helicopter shows the path of an avalanche that injured a Routt County Search and Rescue volunteer during a Jan. 12 mission on Buffalo Mountain.

An aerial photo from a Classic Air Medical helicopter shows the path of an avalanche that injured a Routt County Search and Rescue volunteer during a mission Jan. 12 on Buffalo Mountain.

An aerial photo from a Classic Air Medical helicopter shows the path of an avalanche that injured a Routt County Search and Rescue volunteer during a Jan. 12 mission on Buffalo Mountain. The Search and Rescue team come in through a draw on the right side before traversing the steep slope and triggering an avalanche.

The view from a Classic Air Medical helicopter shows ice climbers above and below Fish Creek Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

The system at the Stagecoach Dam can generate up to 800 kilowatts of electricity.

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