Matt Stensland

Cops and courts, 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

Oak Creek sides against sin tax on pot

Steamboat Springs residents also have not been asked whether they want an additional tax placed on recreational marijuana sales.

Winter Sports Club cyclists not being allowed on Forest Service trails

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club learned the hard way that they were not allowed to mountain bike on U.S. Forest Service trails this summer.

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Closures put in place due to fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.

Sentencing hearing continued for man convicted of careless driving resulting in death

A sentencing hearing has been continued until 11 a.m. Aug. 13 for the Steamboat Springs driver who swerved, hit and killed a German motorcyclist.

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Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

A helicopter geared to drop water is coming in to help contain the lightning-caused fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Firefighters sizing up fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

North Routt County residents may see smoke from a wildfire burning in a remote part of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

No new tenant yet for Staples building

There has been activity at the old Staples location this week, but no new tenant has been lined up.

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Xanadu tenants told to move out of aging Steamboat condos

Residents at the Xanadu condos were a bit surprised Thursday when they read a letter asking them to move out by Sunday.

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Steamboat pelted with hail during Wednesday night storm

Steamboat Springs weather monitors reported receiving between .48 inches and .18 inches of rain during last night's storm.

Town to celebrate during Hayden Daze events

The Hayden Recreation Board is again serving up fun this year with the annual Hayden Daze events.

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There are plenty of options to spark creativity in the summer if your kids need a break from the outdoors.

Sarah Hoeller, a tenant at the Xanadu condos overlooking Ski Time Square, learned Thursday that all the tenants in the eight-unit building were being asked to move out by Sunday.

Riders head up Rabbit Ears Pass during the 2012 Tour de Steamboat just outside Steamboat Springs. The annual fundraising ride returns this weekend with three route options.

Police investigate the July 2, 2013, accident that killed German motorcyclist Fels Bernhard. Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Monday determined Steamboat Springs resident Scott Penfold was guilty of careless driving resulting in death.

Phippsburg resident Tripp Blalock fishes for trout with his stepdaughter Bailey Miles on Tuesday at Stagecoach Reservoir.

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