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

Injured woman airlifted from forest

A 30-year-old woman was airlifted from the Routt National Forest after being injured Friday.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 1 to Oct. 7, 2015

Check out the most-viewed stories on our desktop site from the past week, and see what you missed.

Indian summer to continue

The region will continue to experience an Indian summer through next week with mostly clear skies and above normal temperatures.

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Hayden brewery grand opening this weekend

Every drop of beer has proven to be precious at the newly opened Yampa Valley Brewing Company in Hayden.

Traffic stop yields three heroin arrests

During a traffic stop early Thursday morning, Routt County Sheriff's Office K-9 Boomer smelled drugs, and three heroin arrests were made.

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Steamboat police chief finalists wrap up second day of interviews

Five members of the Steamboat Springs community learned a lot more about the five police chief finalists, who were chosen from a pool of 96 applicants.

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Steamboat police chief candidates meet community

It was clear to everyone during Wednesday night's community reception that Steamboat Springs has a choice of five qualified candidates to fill the role of the city's new police chief.

Steamboat man suspected of incest

Steamboat Springs police Tuesday arrested a 48-year-old man who is suspected of sexually assaulting his daughter.

Election 2015: Hayden voters to decide marijuana tax, fluoride issue

Residents of Hayden will vote on a tax on marijuana cultivation and whether or not to put fluoride in the town's water supply.

Election 2015: Proposition BB decides whether state keeps marijuana tax revenues

With Proposition BB, Colorado voters will decide whether the state gets to keep marijuana tax revenues or refund that tax money back to taxpayers and the marijuana industry.

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Elementary school teacher and author Jan Leslie, who died in 2010, was honored Sunday night with a Stanley L. Larson award for her contributions to Routt County.

The Literary Sojourn had a sold out crowd again this year.

Author Lily King speaks Saturday during the 2015 Literary Sojourn at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Yampa Valley Brewing Company has an outdoor patio with a hatch in the fence for food service from the HiWay Bar.

Yampa Valley Brewing Company plans to have five beers on tap for this weekend's grand opening.

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