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

Food to be the topic at Thursday's Seminars at Steamboat event

Food might be bountiful in the United States, but that's not the case in some parts of the world.

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Hunting for answers: What Steamboat officials could learn from extensive Durango bear research project

Step close to Lyle Willmarth’s pickup, and it is easy to detect an odor that is disgusting to humans but is an irresistible scent to bears.

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City of Steamboat Springs releases 'Report 6' police investigation summary

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark on Friday released the summary of Report 6, one of six reports prepared as part of the police department investigation.

No one injured after plane goes off YVRA runway

NTSB releases info on 2014 crash

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Road rage incident results in felony arrest

A 40-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony second-degree assault after a road rage incident at the new stop signs at the Mount Werner Road underpass.

Newspaper asks city to reconsider records request denial

A lawyer representing the Steamboat Pilot & Today sent a letter to the city attorney Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to release reports related to the police department investigation.

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Officer Kristin Bantle 'recommended for termination'

City Manager Hinsvark did not elaborate on who recommended Bantle be terminated.

Assistant district attorney leaves office

Assistant District Attorney Han Ng is no longer working for the 14th Judicial District.

Horse dies in Monday morning crash

A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was cited with careless driving after a crash Monday morning near mile marker 13 on Routt County Road 179.

Man faces six felonies after Dream Island Mobile Home Park disturbance

Bond was set at $50,000 for a man who has been charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors related to a Thursday night incident at Dream Island Mobile Home Park.

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A dumpster is left propped open with a shovel in Central Park Plaza.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Andrea Sponseller looks at trash after speaking with a resident at Dream Island mobile home park.

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark speaks to police department employees before Tuesday's city council meeting.

People check out art for sale during the Art in the Park Event on Saturday at West Lincoln Park. The event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Colorado High balloon skims the water during the 34th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on Saturday at Bald Eagle Lake.

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