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

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Philanthropists honored for commitment to community

Philanthropy does not go unnoticed in Routt County, and for the 19th year, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation honored a handful of individuals who put their community first.

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Steamboat firefighters join fray

Beaver Creek Fire continues to push east

Chief Mel Stewart said firefighters Julie Wernig and Matt Mathison have been assigned to protect structures and are scheduled to return to Steamboat on Sunday. They join the 150 people that are working the fire.

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Woman rescued from Fish Creek trail

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers helped rescue a woman with a broken ankle on the Fish Creek trail Wednesday afternoon.

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Community invited to see new fire engine

The North Routt Fire Protection District is inviting community members to an open house to check out the fire department's new engine.

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Fire rages over Divide

The status of 30 privately-owned cabins and other structures along Forest Service Road 600 was unknown Wednesday. The structures had been evacuated, and firefighters were going to check for damage Wednesday.

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Fire growing; burns 3,800 acres

A fire in the Routt National Forest near the Wyoming border grew to 3,800 acres Tuesday.

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Steamboat teacher charged with six felonies

Police believe a Steamboat Springs High School teacher suspected of stealing a $75,000 piece of construction equipment also burglarized two businesses and stole another piece of construction equipment.

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Cyclists tackle Moots Ranch Rally

A congregation of 150 Moots bicycle owners and other cycling enthusiasts explored Routt County’s less-traveled roads and agricultural heritage Saturday.

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Woman involved in crash suspected of third DUI

Police believe the woman who caused a three-car crash Friday was under the influence of alcohol.

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Campgrounds, roads opened in forest

Those wanting to escape the crowds this weekend have more options to explore in the Routt National Forest.

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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation on Friday honored its philanthropists of the year. Pictured are, from left, Paula Cooper Black and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital veterinarians Nate Daughenbaugh, Lee Meyring and Mike Gotchey.

Cyclists ride by Sleeping Giant during Saturday's Moots Ranch Rally.

Cyclists eat lunch at the Rocking C Bar Ranch.

Josh Carrell

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