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

Cellphone policies vary among high schools

They are powerful tools, and policies related to cellphone use vary throughout Routt County's high schools.

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Twentymile Mine being sold to Bowie Resource Partners

Peabody Energy on Friday announced it is selling Routt County's Twentymile mine to Bowie Resource Partners.

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Police department looking forward with new chief

The Steamboat Springs Police Department turned a new page Friday with the swearing in of its new chief, Cory Christensen.

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Christmas tree permits available

The holiday tradition of cutting down the annual Christmas tree is quickly approaching.

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Hayden granary placed on national historic register

The Delaney family in Hayden is now the proud owner of two properties listed on the National Register of Historic places.

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No opening day the same at Steamboat Ski Area

The last time the ski area decided to open early was on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, five days in advance of the originally scheduled opening date. That morning, the first 70 skiers who arrived were greeted with breakfast burritos prepared by a group of local residents.

Hayden Town Council to consider hearing date for budget

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will consider setting a public hearing date for its proposed budget and capital projects program.

20 crashes occurred during Monday storm

Routt County drivers got a crash course in winter driving Monday as snow fell throughout the day.

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Steamboat Ski Area to open early

Steamboat Ski Area to open early for first time in 13 years

With 41 inches of natural snowfall at mid-mountain, sustained cold temperatures, aggressive snowmaking efforts and additional snow in the forecast, Steamboat Ski Area announced an early opening to the 2015-16 winter season.

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Community celebrates business leaders

During an emotional night, Steamboat Springs business leaders honored two men and a group of restaurants, as well a downtown advocate for their contributions to the community.

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