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

Steamboat still flirting with January record-low snowfall record

Snow totals this week will determine whether Steamboat Ski Area experiences its driest January on record.

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Hayden teachers focus on being mindful of stress

To create a better learning environment, Hayden Valley Elementary School teachers on Friday were learning how to cope with stress.

Animal cruelty case set for trial

Trial dates have been set for the fifth-generation Routt County rancher accused of shooting two bulls in the testicles, killing one of them.

Steamboat man charged with stalking

Charges have been filed against a 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police believe was stalking a woman.

Snow dance may be in order as mid-season approaches

Steamboat Ski Area needs to get 6.5 inches of snow in the next 11 days if it wants to just tie the single worst January in the resort's history of record keeping going back to 1979.

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Card fraud blamed on cyber attack on 8 local businesses

After a cyber attack, Routt County has learned a big lesson when it comes to credit and debit card fraud.

Police investigating theft at Hayden museum

The Hayden Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred at the Hayden Heritage Museum.

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Police investigate alarming rates of credit card fraud

Police feel there may be a common link between what has developed into widespread reports of fraudulent credit card charges.

Steamboat man given 60 days jail for firing bullet through neighbor's wall

A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man was sentenced to 60 days in Routt County Jail Tuesday for firing a bullet through his neighbor's wall while intoxicated.

Hayden Town Council meets Thursday night

The council will review the town's monthly finance report and will also consider correcting an issue with right-of-way for an alley at the Lake Village subdivision.

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Kristen Race shows Hayden Valley Elementary School teachers a portion of the brain called the amygdala during a daylong training Friday at the school.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters clean up fuel leaking from a shuttle that was involved in an accident Wednesday night on Lincoln Avenue. Traffic was detoured while the accident was cleaned up. The 21-year-old man who was driving the other vehicle involved in the accident was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, DUI and reckless endangerment. The man was turning off of Fifth Street and hit the side of the shuttle. There were six people inside the shuttle, but no one involved in the accident was injured.

The Alpiner Lodge in downtown Steamboat Springs is one of two defunct hotels in the city to become affordable workforce housing. It is being rented out to Resort Group to house seasonal employees.

Bales of single-stream recycling sit in the yard at Waste Management’s Franklin Street materials recovery facility.

A mound of single-stream recycling sits in the yard at Waste Management’s Franklin Street materials recovery facility.

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