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

Nanogram marijuana law tested with Routt County juries

In the past month, two Routt County juries have been asked to consider nanogram levels to decide whether defendants were too high to drive.

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Yampa wildlife officer named Officer of the Year

A local wildlife officer known for being a leader in land management issues and relationship building has been named Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Officer of the Year.

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Seed exchange program sprouts at Hayden library

Spring is in the air at the Hayden Public Library, where patrons have been given access to a variety of free seeds to plant in their gardens.

Officials to get update on Hayden Speedway

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to get an update on bringing back racing to the Hayden Speedway.

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Firefighters urge caution around high water

As the snow melts and the Yampa River begins to swell, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is reminding people to be careful around high water.

Judge unseals arrest warrant for Steamboat mother whose 3-year-old died

At the request of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, Routt County Judge James Garrecht has unsealed records related to the case against Meghan McKeon, the woman charged with child abuse resulting in the death of her 3-year-old son.

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Questioning authority: City of Steamboat Springs quietly fights lawsuit alleging excessive use of force

Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Evan Driscoll thought the scene looked suspicious.

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Coal production down at Routt County's Twentymile mine

Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co. in 2013 produced the least amount of coal since at least 2001.

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Students honor past classmate with guitar concert

As Michael Kirlan sat in the audience, he smiled and was obviously happy watching his son's former classmates perform a concert in Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan's honor.

Father of dead 3-year-old taken back into custody

The father who was released from jail after his 3-year-old boy died has been arrested again.

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Sunpie's Bistro bartenders Georgie Watters, left, and Lyndsey Shaw.

Hayden resident Anne Daugherty, left, worked with librarian Ana Lash to establish the town’s Hayden Community Seed Library.

Soda Creek Elementary School students perform the "Hokey Pokey."

Jennie Lay and John Cardillo attend Thursday's concert to honor Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan.

Soda Creek Elementary School students and parents attend Thursday's concert to honor former student Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan.

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