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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Runners tackle Spring Creek Memorial

Ken Brenner cheered on all the runners, including nine-mile course winners Gabriel Small and Emily Harrison, as they sprinted down the Spring Creek course Saturday.

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900 participate in Tour de Steamboat

The ride might be longer, and there are a lot more riders, but Scott Fleming says the Tour de Steamboat is shockingly similar to how it was 41 years ago.

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Suicidal man charged with arson

A 55-year-old man has been charged with felony fourth-degree arson after investigators say he tried to commit suicide by blowing himself up.

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Police investigate whether fire was intentionally set

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a fire that occurred Wednesday morning as a possible arson.

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Colorado sees spike in motorcyclist deaths

So far this year, there have been 58 deaths involving a motorcycle rider, a 14 percent increase compared to the same time period last year.

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Firefighters gain priceless experience

Local firefighters are gaining experience at the Beaver Creek Fire that could prove valuable if a large wildfire were to occur in Routt County.

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Community says goodbye to Gavin Stiles

Gavin's memorial service was held Wednesday at the Steamboat Christian Center.

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Fire damage at Steamboat Springs business estimated at more than $500,000

Vaussa occupies the building. The company does custom design, cabinetry and millwork.

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Steamboat attorneys establish foundation

Geoff and Lisel Petis have always had a charitable side to them.

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Steamboat Lake Triathlon a family affair

About 160 people trekked to scenic North Routt County for the sixth annual Steamboat Lake Triathlon on Sunday.

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Gabriel Small approaches the finish line during Saturday's Springs Creek Memorial race.

Joan Donham and Kent Eriksen cross the finish line during Saturday's Tour de Steamboat.

A crew of cyclists with the Manic Training gym crosses the finish line Saturday after completing the 116-mile Tour de Steamboat course.

Kent Eriksen leads out riders at the start of the eighth annual Tour de Steamboat. The event returns Saturday for its 12th edition boasting some changes to traditional routes and one new route.

Lisel Petis and Geoff Petis have recently established the Petis Law Community Impact Foundation.

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