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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'Happy trails and tails'

Routt County Sheriff's Office animal control officer Cindy DelValle is retiring after 28 years

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Hayden to interview town manager finalists

The Hayden Town Council is hopeful that one of the four finalists for the town manager position will be the right fit for the job.

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Steamboat man suspected of sexual assault

A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault related to an incident at his apartment the night of Sept. 30.

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Hayden residents invited to meet town manager finalists

The town of Hayden is providing an opportunity for residents to meet the finalists for town manager.

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Election Guide 2016: Referendum 3D — Hayden seeks money for school buses

The Hayden School District is in a financial bind and is asking voters to pay additional taxes so the district can buy new buses.

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Election Guide 2016: Referendums 2A, 2B, 2C — Town of Hayden asks to increase taxes

Hayden residents will consider three ballot questions that will increase taxes to raise more general funds for the town and to fund street improvements.

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Steamboat police examine local crime rate

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is taking a close look at 2015 crime statistics recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Best Employee Party: RMR and YVMC

Everyone likes a party, but of course some are bigger and better than others.

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Best Weed Strain: Heavenly Haze by Rocky Mountain Remedies

Marijuana afficianados have chosen Rocky Mountain Remedies as having the best strain of weed.

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Police department making strides, chief reports

The Steamboat Springs Police Department has made great strides in implementing the recommendations made by an independent investigator tasked with analyzing the inner workings of the police department.

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