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

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Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

During her final hours as Steamboat Springs city manager, Deb Hinsvark, during an interview Tuesday, shared some more details about the investigation into the police department.

Thomas Lee Johnson's latest murder trial could be held in Routt County

The man imprisoned for the May 2000 slaying of a Steamboat Springs woman is returning to Routt County, where a new trial might take place.

Karzen promoted to assistant district attorney

The former Routt County chief deputy district attorney is now the assistant district attorney for the district, encompassing Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.

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Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

Fox journalist and Fox News contributor Mary Katherine Ham, it was difficult to take a side during Friday's Freedom Conference debate on marijuana legalization.

Haze moves out, drier weather moving in

After a soggy Thursday, mostly clear skies were expected to return to the Yampa Valley Friday.

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Steamboat firefighters helping at Montana fire

With forest fire firefighting resources stretched thin across the country, three Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called up Wednesday to help with a fire in Montana.

Six weeks after records request, councilman sees 'pattern of avoidance'

It has been more than six weeks after a records request and interim Steamboat Springs police chief Jerry DeLong still has not decided whether to release three reports related to an independent police department investigation that led to the resignations of the department's two leaders.

Hayden resident pursuing option to recall marijuana vote

A Hayden resident has taken the next step to let voters decide whether marijuana cultivation should be allowed in Hayden.

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Runner gets redemption during Continental Divide Trail Run

Exactly a year ago, Tammy Jacques was coming down the last hairpin turn on her mountain bike at Beaver Creek when she got a flat.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for police officer charged with felony

Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kristin Bantle, the officer who has been charged with a felony related to providing false information on an employment application submitted to the Routt County Sheriff's Office, appeared in court again Friday.

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Steamboat Springs cyclist Matthew Charity competes in the Steamboat Stage Race in 2013. The event returns again this year for racing Saturday, Sunday and Monday in and around Steamboat Springs.

Mason Tvert, director of communications with the Marijuana Police Project, listens to The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen present his side during a marijuana debate at the The Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference on Friday at The Steamboat Grand.

Arlo Lott sits in the grass at the finish with a scraped up knee after Saturday's Continental Divide Trail Run.

Runners gather at the finish line during Saturday's Continental Divide Trail Run.

Tammy Jacques approaches the finish line during Saturday's Continental Divide Trail Run.

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