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 www.mattstensland.com.
Although the 7-acre fire was relatively small, there was a lot of fuel for the fire to burn, and putting it out meant manual labor and handwork for firefighters.
As part of a deal, Daveth A. Young, 40, last week pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He will have to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and will be on sex offender registration for five years.
On Friday night, there will be 17 teams with a total of about 70 people who will lace up their walking shoes and log some miles in Steamboat Springs to raise money for cancer research.
A Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officer euthanized a bear Friday that was getting into people's homes in the downtown area.
The final teen who remains hospitalized after an explosion Thursday at a Steamboat Springs condo is expected to be released Saturday, according to the teen's father, who wrote in an email Saturday that his son is doing well.
The West Routt Fire Protection District wants voters to reconsider chipping in more money each year to help fund emergency services, and the issue appears destined to be placed on November’s ballot.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department on Friday was continuing its investigation into what caused the explosion. Police think a marijuana concentrate called ear wax was being made inside the condo with butane, and the butane ignited.
Assistant Police Chief Bob DelValle said it is suspected the explosion happened while the teens were making a marijuana concentrate called ear wax.
A July trial has been canceled for a 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of being involved in an incident where police said a man was threatened with a knife, kidnapped and taken to a bank to withdraw money in November.
As the temperature again flirted with 90 degrees Wednesday and the wind persisted, the fire danger in Routt County was raised from low to high.