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

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Final fatal avalanche report released

There is no evidence that a Steamboat Springs man was wearing an avalanche beacon when he was buried in an avalanche for more than an hour Feb. 14 in the Flat Tops Wilderness.

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Moose get the boot, moved to Craig

Three moose were napping on the Steamboat Grand’s front yard Thursday, while another set was exploring their new home north of Craig.

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Complaint prompts investigation of District Attorney's Office

A former Steamboat Springs police officer has accused a Routt County District Attorney’s Office investigator of felony perjury, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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Snow, cold making a return to Steamboat

Some much needed snow was headed toward the Steamboat Springs area Tuesday.

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Jane Howell recipient of Hazie Werner award

A longtime Steamboat Springs resident who spent her career helping and caring for others is the recipient of this year’s Hazie Werner Award for Excellence.

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Coroner determines cause of death for avalanche victim

The Garfield County Coroner has determined the cause of death for the Steamboat Springs man killed in an avalanche Tuesday.

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Marijuana stores extend hours

Changes to local laws have extended the hours of local marijuana dispensaries.

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Deadly avalanche stretched 880 feet

Investigators have learned more about the avalanche that killed Steamboat Springs resident Jesse Christensen, but questions remain.

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Brothers suspected of posing as housekeepers charged with burglary

Quishani D. Arlington, 24, and Deven R. Arlington-Hernandez, 22, have been charged with felony second-degree burglary, second-degree trespassing and theft. Their bond was set at $10,000.

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Fund established for avalanche victim's family

A fund has been established for Jesse Christensen, the 55-year-old Routt County man who died tragically in an avalanche Tuesday.

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People dance in Steamboat Ski Area's Gondola Square while Gipsy Moon performs Thursday on the Steamboat Stage. The concert launched the beginning of the 2017 WinterWonderGrass music festival.

Longtime Steamboat Pilot & Today employees Tom Ross and Deb Proper recall memories from the life of former newspaper editor Dee Richards during a book launch of “Steamboat Round the Bend” on Tuesday at Butcherknife Brewing Co. The newspaper partnered with the Tread of Pioneers Museum to re-print the book that Richards authored.

Ezequiel Chavez and Robert Lewis drive stakes into the ground to secure tents to be used during WinterWonderGrass at Steamboat Ski Area. The music festival, which is sold-out, kicks off Thursday with a free concert in Gondola Square from 2 to 5 p.m.

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jane Howell has been named this year’s Hazie Werner Award recipient.

A Google Maps image shows the location of Tuesday's avalanche.

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