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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Intrawest CEO says real estate market is 'primed,' ready for development

During an earnings report Thursday, executives with Intrawest, the parent company of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., said the real estate market was ripe for development at its resorts.

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Hayden to fill council vacancy

Four residents have expressed an interest in filling a vacancy on the Hayden Town Council.

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Hayden residents meet and greet town manager candidates

Dozens of residents gathered at Hayden Town Hall Tuesday night, eager to find out more about the four town manager finalists.

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Welder tries to keep the bears out

Rollin Stone has always had an interest in building things. When he was younger, he got tired of always getting burned by oil when checking the turkey in the fryer.

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Hayden announces town manager finalists

The town of Hayden has narrowed the field and selected four finalists to be the new town manager.

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Peabody posts bonds to ensure Twentymile Mine reclamation

The biggest mining company in the United States, which declared bankruptcy April 13, has posted bonds to ensure its Twentymile Mine in Routt County gets reclaimed in the event it were to close.

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One hospitalized after head-on crash

A head-on crash on the top of a snowy Rabbit Ears Pass closed down U.S. Highway 40 on Friday afternoon.

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Congressman planning visits for opioid abuse education

The trips are planned to begin in June, but it is not yet known if he will be visiting Routt or Moffat counties.

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Caution urged during agricultural burning season

Once again this year, Routt County officials are urging members of the agricultural community to use caution when undertaking burns.

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Bear issues again come to light

Council to consider revisions to city's trash ordinance

With bears again on the prowl and getting into garbage, local officials will again be asking new city council members if they want a more strict trash ordinance.

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