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 snow totals rebound in February

Snowfall at the Steamboat Ski Area rebounded in February with 57.75 inches of snow recorded during the month at mid-mountain.

Man who drove wrong car suspected of DUI

A Steamboat Springs visitor was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he accidentally took someone else's car and got into an accident.

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Sunshine Kids focus on fun, not cancer, during week-long camp

As 15-year-old Carson Hilliker eyed the moguls from the top of Surprise, instructor Greg Dalsis warned it would be a challenging ski run. Carson, who is in remission and in August will be cancer-free for two years, did not hesitate and dropped in.

Changes to antler hunting rules forthcoming

The rules are changing for those who venture into the woods to hunt for antlers.

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Parking rules change in Ski Time Square

Those who plan on parking a car in Ski Time Square should be aware of new parking rules that have gone into effect.

Woman released from hospital after being attacked by moose

The woman, who was attacked by a moose Sunday in Steamboat Springs, was released from the hospital Monday.

Two Steamboat men charged with marijuana felonies

The Routt County District Attorney's Office has charged two Steamboat Springs men with felonies related to marijuana.

Routt County had six suicides in 2014

With two suicides in Routt County already in 2015, the leader of a local suicide prevention group is concerned.

Detox facility moved out of jail

Officials say the new location for Routt County’s detox facility is working out well.

Power outage impacts 1,200 Steamboat Springs customers

Power went out to about 500 customers in Steamboat Springs Thursday morning.

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Recent photos

Horses are ridden over a snowy ridge at Saddleback Ranch.

Louisa Morrissey with High County Dogs skis with her dogs Linus and Rerun during the Debunk the Winter Funk event Saturday at Stagecoach State park. Morrissey was offering skijoring demonstrations.

Brett Dalke tries out a fat bike on the frozen Stagecoach Reservoir during the Debunk the Winter Funk event Saturday at Stagecoach State park.

Aylen Dalke, 8, ice fishes with her dog Maisey during the Debunk the Winter Funk event Saturday at Stagecoach State park.

Sunshine Kid Nicole Pfister, 14, of Texas, tubes Wednesday at Saddleback Ranch.

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