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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Computer modeling aids firefighters

Fire officials do not anticipate the Silver Creek fire to grow nearly as large as the Beaver Creek fire burning on the other side of the Continental Divide.

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Forest Service wants input

Some residents were curious while others were anxious when the U.S. Forest Service hosted an open house Thursday evening to gather feedback concerning improvements at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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Peabody backs out of reservoir project

Peabody Energy has backed away from plans to build the 400-acre Trout Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs.

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Stagecoach event will attempt to set record

Stand-up paddleboarders, kayakers and others on non-motorized boats should show up at Stagecoach State Park beach promptly at 3:30 p.m. Saturday if they want to be a part of history.

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Wildfire prompts small closure

A wildfire reported Saturday has prompted a small closure in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

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Fire grows to 25 acres

Despite cool, overcast weather, the Silver Creek Fire grew to 25 acres Tuesday and continued to eat though dead, beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees.

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Woman seriously injured in boating accident

A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces a felony after a woman was seriously injured in a boating accident Sunday at Stagecoach Reservoir.

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1-acre fire burning in Sarvis Creek Wilderness

A small fire was reported Saturday in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

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Hard work pays off at livestock sale

At the Routt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale, it’s all about the kids and helping them out.

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Continental Divide race tests runners

Grueling, yet beautiful, was how runners described Saturday’s Continental Divide Trail Race.

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Work continues Friday on the Yampa Street Improvements Project. Businesses remain open, but the street is closed between Seventh and Ninth streets. The work is scheduled to be substantially complete by Nov. 24.

Steamboat Farmers Market

Steamboat Farmers Market

Alivia Warren shows her steer during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Routt County Fair in Hayden on Saturday.

Cody Logan shows his steer during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Routt County Fair in Hayden on Saturday.

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