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

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Best of the Boat: Saddleback Ranch wins best guest ranch

It doesn’t take long to figure what makes Saddleback Ranch such a special place and worthy of being named Best Guest Ranch.

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Best of the Boat: KBCR Big Country Radio wins best radio station

At KBCR Big Country Radio, the concept is simple. Give the people what they want.

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Staying Fit: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many.

Navigator Award winners announced

The awards will be presented at a new time and location this year. An evening cocktail reception with live acoustic music performances will be held Nov. 7 at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission gives approval for new building for growing marijuana

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously recommended a new building be approved that will house a recreational marijuana growing operation.

Man ticketed after hitting bear with car in Steamboat Springs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins estimated the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.

Benefit fund established for Steamboat man hurt in fall

A fund has been set up for people who want to contribute to Michael Roberts, the Steamboat Springs man who was seriously injured while hiking in Summit County on Sunday.

Man suspected of biting police officer's finger

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers Monday night were called to check on the welfare of Kevin H. Harris at the Shadow Run Condominiums.

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Resources available to help voters make educated decisions on judges

Voters this election season will not find the names of James Garrecht and Shelley Hill on yard signs.

Steamboat hiker sustains serious injuries after falling on mountain in Summit County

A well-known Steamboat Springs man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday after falling while hiking Mount Royal in Summit County.

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Brady Barnett Worster

Gale Miller, one of the 22 judges who sit on the Colorado Court of Appeals, speaks Wednesday at the Routt County Courthouse about how judges are selected and retained.

Chris Steinkamp, executive director of Protect Our Winters, speaks Monday at the SmartWool headquarters about the impact of global warming on the winter recreation industry.

Community leaders on Friday celebrate the $3.3 million water tank construction project taking place at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

The Colorado Lottery presented the Starburst Community Award to Routt County on Friday for its use of lottery proceeds to build a new bathhouse at the Routt County Fairgrounds.

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