Matt Stensland

Law enforcement, environment and Hayden reporter, photographer


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

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Great North Routt Chili Cook Off fills bellies

The community did not disappoint during the 14th Annual Great North Routt Chili Cook Off on Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

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Hayden graduates begin dance of adulthood

Hayden High School valedictorian Grace Wilkie told the graduating class of 2017 that she hopes they dance.

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Woodchuck responsible for starting fire now chucking wood in heaven

The woodchuck had climbed into the engine compartment of a Toyota 4Runner that was being stored at a ranch.

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North Routt community competes for the best chili

Bragging rights are again at stake at the Great North Routt Chili Cook Off from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

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Former CU student given four-year prison sentence for vehicular homicide

When sentencing 23-year-old Keyan Pesaran to four years in prison, District Court Judge Shelley Hill was sending a strong message to the community that such conduct will not be tolerated.

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Woodchuck nest caused car fire in Steamboat

Firefighters suspect a nest built by a woodchuck caused a car to catch fire Thursday.

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Snow piles up during May 18 storm

A May winter snow storm caught some by surprise Thursday morning but the plows in Steamboat Springs were ready.

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JD Hays memorial service postponed due to weather

Friday’s memorial service for former Steamboat Springs Police Chief JD Hays has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Steamboat police reverse opiate overdoses with Narcan

Steamboat Springs police have been carrying a drug that has helped save the lives of people who have overdosed on opiates.

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Steamboat Montessori school director accepts new position

The head of a local charter school has accepted a new job, but Mountain Village Montessori Charter School leaders are optimistic about the future.

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