Matt Stensland

Cops and courts, 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

Man suspected of biting police officer's finger

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers Monday night were called to check on the welfare of Kevin H. Harris at the Shadow Run Condominiums.

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Resources available to help voters make educated decisions on judges

Voters this election season will not find the names of James Garrecht and Shelley Hill on yard signs.

Steamboat hiker sustains serious injuries after falling on mountain in Summit County

A well-known Steamboat Springs man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday after falling while hiking Mount Royal in Summit County.

Search and Rescue called to search for overdue hunters

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called three times Monday night to help lost hunters.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission to consider new building for marijuana grow

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night will consider a proposal for a new building that will house a marijuana cultivation facility.

Commission unanimously recommends retaining local judges

The 14th Judicial District Commission of Judicial Performance has unanimously recommended that District Court Judge Shelley Hill and Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht be retained.

Arraignment delayed for Steamboat woman accused of leaving son home alone

An arraignment in District Court was postponed for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.

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Search and Rescue helps hunter during overnight mission on Rabbit Ears Pass

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers scaled steep rocky terrain and trudged through snow and mud to help a hunter on Rabbit Ears Pass during the early morning hours Tuesday.

Election Guide 2014: Retention of judges

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to retain Judge Shelley A. Hill for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, and Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht.

Election Guide 2014: Amendment 67 seeks to define personhood in Colorado

Amendment 67 is a constitutional amendment that if approved by voters will provide a definition for a “person” and a “child” in the Colorado criminal code.

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Gale Miller, one of the 22 judges who sit on the Colorado Court of Appeals, speaks Wednesday at the Routt County Courthouse about how judges are selected and retained.

Chris Steinkamp, executive director of Protect Our Winters, speaks Monday at the SmartWool headquarters about the impact of global warming on the winter recreation industry.

Community leaders on Friday celebrate the $3.3 million water tank construction project taking place at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

The Colorado Lottery presented the Starburst Community Award to Routt County on Friday for its use of lottery proceeds to build a new bathhouse at the Routt County Fairgrounds.

Oak Creek property owner Scott Wedel speaks during Thursday night's Oak Creek Town Board meeting.

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