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

Steamboat, other mountain communities yield strong winter tax revenues

The city of Steamboat Springs in February again saw a strong month of sales tax revenues.

Water restrictions begin May 1

With snowpack at levels well below average, local water providers Wednesday announced water restrictions that will go into place May 1.

Hayden Town Council to consider purchasing body cameras for officers

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will consider purchasing body cameras to be worn by the town's police officers.

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Steamboat Ski Patrol member dies after last week’s crash

The Steamboat Ski Patrol member who sustained serious injuries in an accident Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area died Tuesday afternoon at Denver Health Medical Center.

Two-month closure begins at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

A $16.6 million construction project is under way at Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Bear season arrives, Steamboat police stepping up enforcement of trash rules

In light of increasing amounts of bear problems, the Steamboat Springs Police Department is stepping up enforcement related to trash rules.

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City manager no longer overseeing investigation into police department

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark is no longer overseeing the investigation into allegations against Police Chief Joel Rae and Bob DelValle.

Information sessions will focus on cybercrime

A series of upcoming information sessions aim to teach businesses and consumers how to protect themselves from credit card fraud.

Hayden officials open to marijuana growing operation

There were very few objections Thursday night to allowing commercial marijuana growing operations in Hayden.

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Early-season ice crust might have salvaged Steamboat ski season

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