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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Plea deal in murder case results in 50-year sentence

A 22-year-old Routt County man was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for murdering Patricia Richmond.

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Racing for a good cause

The Spirit Challenge Steamboat Springs Running Series race Saturday proved a sentimental event for many in attendance.

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Economist, executive hopeful others will fill Sports Authority void

A local economist and a ski shop executive are hopeful retailers will be able to fill the void left when Sports Authority closes its doors in Steamboat Springs.

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City of Steamboat Springs settles with Kristin Bantle

Bantle has sued Routt County and Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and threatened to sue the city of Steamboat.

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Sports Authority to close Steamboat store

Future unclear for building in Wildhorse Marketplace

Bankruptcy court documents show Sports Authority will be closing all its stores, including its location in Steamboat Springs at Wildhorse Marketplace.

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Hayden High School graduation Sunday

Hayden High School seniors will graduate Sunday in the school's auditorium.

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Peabody approved for additional financing

Debt-ridden Peabody Energy, owner of Twentymile Mine in Routt County, is hoping additional money will allow it to continue operations as normal.

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Hayden officials weigh tax increase

Hayden officials are considering asking residents to raise taxes, with the goal of firming up the town's coffers.

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North Routt Chili Cook Off offers good eats for worthy causes

For many, the annual Great North Routt Chili Cook Off signals the end of cabin fever and a long winter. It also means good eats and full bellies, with dozens of green and red chilis, soups and desserts.

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No injuries reported in rollover semi crash

No one was hurt when a semi rolled Friday morning on U.S. Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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