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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Storm drops a foot of snow at higher elevations

Much of the Yampa Valley woke up to a dusting of snow Tuesday morning, but it was a different story at higher elevations.

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Downed trees cause outages in South Routt County

Winter weather Monday night took its toll on power lines maintained by Yampa Valley Electric Association in South Routt County.

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing drugs

A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man’s bond was set at $100,000 Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.

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Winter returns to Routt County

Routt County residents woke up Friday morning to the realization that winter is not over yet.

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Yampa Valley Bank recognized for 2016 performance

Yampa Valley Bank credits its local ownership and a loyal customer base for being recognized as one of the best-performing banks in the country.

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Steamboat season passes good at Winter Park

Steamboat Ski Area season pass holders may not want to put their skis away quite yet.

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Deputy coroner identifies fatal crash victim

Deputy Routt County Coroner Mitch Locke on Wednesday identified the man killed in a crash Tuesday night at 54-year-old Stagecoach resident Robert Forrest Dickey.

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Court of Appeals rules in case involving man possibly linked to teen's disappearance 35 years ago

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling by a local judge that there was not sufficient evidence to charge a man with kidnapping in connection with an incident in the late 1970s.

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1 person killed in rollover in Routt County

One person was killed in a car crash Tuesday evening near Stagecoach Reservoir. Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said it was a rollover crash at Routt County Road 16 and Snowbird Trail south of the reservoir.

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Steamboat bear enters home, car

Wildlife officials are urging residents to take precautions as black bear activity increases in the Steamboat Springs area.

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Yampa Valley Bank President board chairman Tim Borden, left, and president PJ Wharton are proud of being recognized as operating one of the top performing banks in the country.

Aliens hold onto their craft during the Cardboard Classic on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

The Minions craft competes in the Cardboard Classic on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

The Groomer craft competes in the Cardboard Classic on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

A tank gets stuck in the slush during the Cardboard Classic on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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