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

Recent Stories

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Steamboat bears waking up, time to secure trash

Wildlife officials say the bears are waking up from hibernation, which means it is time for residents to start securing their trash and put bird feeders away.

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LA man suspected of dealing meth

A 37-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested in Steamboat Springs Wednesday on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.

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Adventure 2017: Tashi Sherpa — Denali’s West Rib/Buttress, Everest for 10th time

Few people get to climb with the likes of Nepalese mountaineer Tashi Sherpa.

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Groomers rob snow stashes to keep terrain open

With about 2 1/2 weeks left in the ski season, the patches of brown at Steamboat Ski Area are growing larger, but veteran groomers are fighting to keep terrain open.

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New Storm Peak Brewing Co. space taking shape

Storm Peak Brewing Co. has stockpiled its beer and is hopeful it can keep anyone from getting thirsty while it moves to its new location.

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Humane Society no longer serving Oak Creek

Oak Creek officials have decided they do not want to pay for the services provided by the Routt County Humane Society.

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Steamboat’s Verne Lundquist to appear on CBS Morning Show

Iconic sportscaster Verne Lundquist, who calls Steamboat Springs home, will be profiled Sunday morning on CBS This Morning.

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Truck crashes into Hayden Town Hall

No one was injured when a Toyota 4Runner crashed into the side of Hayden Town Hall at about 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

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Powder hits the slopes at Steamboat Ski Area

The 9-week-old Saint Bernard named Powder currently weighs about 25 pounds, and owner Duncan Draper has been getting the fluff ball acquainted to the routine.

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Local deputies strapping on body cameras for 1st time

A body camera helped prevent former Arkansas police officer Brandon Davis from having to pay $2.5 million to the family of the man he shot and killed.

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