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

Hayden superintendent finalists named

The Hayden School District has announced its finalists for a new superintendent.

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Registration opens for Cog Ride in Hayden

Warm weather has meant cycling season is already underway, and registration has opened for a May 16 charity ride in Hayden.

Police chief, deputy chief investigation expected to last into June

An investigation is expected to be completed in June related to accusations against Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle, who are on administrative leave.

Aspen man charged with three felonies

An Aspen man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of charges related to interfering with an investigation by the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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In an instant: Reuniting after eight years

When Andrew "Hondo" Sanders woke up from a coma, all he could do was blink once for “yes” and twice for “no.”

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Boomer joins ranks at Sheriff's Office

Boomer, a 16-month-old German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic, began duty three weeks ago. Already, he is being credited with four heroin arrests.

Steamboat man suspected of dealing heroin

Cody Greatbatch has been charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of heroin, a Class 3 drug felony. He has also been charged with two counts of distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class 1 drug felony.

Steamboat, other mountain communities yield strong winter tax revenues

The city of Steamboat Springs in February again saw a strong month of sales tax revenues.

Water restrictions begin May 1

With snowpack at levels well below average, local water providers Wednesday announced water restrictions that will go into place May 1.

Hayden Town Council to consider purchasing body cameras for officers

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will consider purchasing body cameras to be worn by the town's police officers.

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After 20 years and the delivery of more than 2,000 babies, Dr. Leslie Ahlmeyer, front, will deliver her last baby this May. Ahlmeyer will then focus on gynecology and surgery, and, along with her staff at Yampa Valley OB/GYN, will continue to provide women’s health services for all other stages of life.

Andrew "Hondo" Sanders, right, and Dave Genchi reunite April 15 in Steamboat Springs.

Routt County Sheriff's Office records technicians Jennifer Hubbard, right, and Jill Lamb work Tuesday.

Routt County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ed Hendricks did five weeks of training with Boomer, a K-9 who has been on duty for three weeks.

A truck travels Thursday morning along the six-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 9 construction zone between Kremmling and Silverthorne, where improvements are being made to keep wildlife off the road. There were no delays around 11:30 a.m., but Colorado Department of Transportation officials advise travelers to plan for up to 45-minute delays.

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