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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New bikes memorialize longtime Old Town Hot Springs member

When Old Town Hot Springs members feel that extra burn during their next spin class, they will have Jonathan Heuberger to thank.

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Creekside to reopen Dec. 10 following smoke damage

A popular Steamboat Springs breakfast spot plans to reopen Dec. 10 following an incident that resulted in smoke damage.

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Ski area opens Burgess Creek

Snowmakers have been hard at work allowing Steamboat Ski Area to open additional terrain Saturday.

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Overdoses, rumors prompt police response

Emergency responders responded to an overdose Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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Holiday Stroll, Tree Festival returns to Hayden

The seventh annual Holiday Stroll in Hayden will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday and continue until 4 p.m.

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Accused Steamboat man previously arrested for engaging in prostitution

The man who has been charged with 21 felonies related to sexual assault and engaging in prostitution with children has a criminal history that includes a misdemeanor arrest for arranging prostitution in Oak Creek.

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$1M bond set for man charged with sex, drug, prostitution crimes

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a 60-year-old man suspected of trading drugs for sex with four underage girls in Steamboat Springs.

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Former Steamboat teacher pleads not guilty

A former Steamboat Springs High School teacher on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 10 misdemeanor and felony charges filed against him by the Routt County District Attorney's Office.

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Hayden eyeing new schools

The Hayden School District is eyeing free money from the state to help pay for a single building and campus that would house all of the district's facilities.

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The Record for Monday, Nov. 28, 2016: Snow problems on Après Ski Way

12:40 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person in the 600 block of Steamboat Boulevard who got a strange Facebook message.

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