Matt Stensland

Law enforcement, environment and Hayden reporter, photographer

Email: mstensland@SteamboatToday.com 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 www.mattstensland.com.

Recent Stories

Preliminary hearing dates set for woman charged with murder

Kristen Johnson appeared in court Wednesday. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28-29.

Hayden Town Council to consider request pertaining to garage sales

A Hayden resident is asking the Hayden Town Council to consider the impacts of some regularly-occurring garage sales in town.

Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers this week will be on the lookout for drivers who are not buckled up.

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Steamboat police chief, deputy chief put on paid administrative leave

Steamboat Springs City Administrator Deb Hinsvark announced Friday afternoon that Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into serious allegations by former detective Dave Kleiber.

Investigator's career was not free of controversy

Despite periods of controversy during Heather Coogan's lengthy law enforcement career, Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark is confident Coogan is the right person to investigate allegations against the police department.

Charges filed against Kristen Johnson

The Routt County District Attorney Office on Thursday filed charges against Kristen Johnson, the woman being held in connection with the death of long-time Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman.

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Former Steamboat police detective has strong words for City Council

Former detective Dave Kleiber on Wednesday night pleaded with the Steamboat Springs City Council to conduct a fair, transparent and objective investigation into allegations he has made against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

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Hayden School District Superintendent Trudy Vader resigns

School Board President Brian Hoza said Vader will work for the remainder of her one-year contract, which expires June 30.

Former police chief tapped to lead Steamboat Police Department investigation

Steamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Heather Coogan will be paid $150 per hour. Hinsvark has said the investigation could take 60 to 90 days.

Public will be allowed to comment at emergency meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the city's upcoming investigation into the damaging accusations of misconduct against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle.

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Former Steamboat Springs Police Department detective Dave Kleiber discusses his allegations against police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle during Wednesday's emergency Steamboat Springs City Council meeting.

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins speaks during the public comment portion of Wednesday's emergency Steamboat Springs City Council meeting to discuss the city's investigation into alleged police misconduct.

Brian Harvey with Steamboat Radio walks through the pool Saturday during the 12th annual Penguin Plunge.

Celebrity judges jump in the pool during the Penguin Plunge Saturday at Lake Catamount Ranch and Club.

Members of the Old Town Hot Springs pose in the hot tub during the Penguin Plunge Saturday at Lake Catamount Ranch and Club.

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