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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Jane Howell recipient of Hazie Werner award

A longtime Steamboat Springs resident who spent her career helping and caring for others is the recipient of this year’s Hazie Werner Award for Excellence.

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Coroner determines cause of death for avalanche victim

The Garfield County Coroner has determined the cause of death for the Steamboat Springs man killed in an avalanche Tuesday.

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Marijuana stores extend hours

Changes to local laws have extended the hours of local marijuana dispensaries.

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Deadly avalanche stretched 880 feet

Investigators have learned more about the avalanche that killed Steamboat Springs resident Jesse Christensen, but questions remain.

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Brothers suspected of posing as housekeepers charged with burglary

Quishani D. Arlington, 24, and Deven R. Arlington-Hernandez, 22, have been charged with felony second-degree burglary, second-degree trespassing and theft. Their bond was set at $10,000.

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Fund established for avalanche victim's family

A fund has been established for Jesse Christensen, the 55-year-old Routt County man who died tragically in an avalanche Tuesday.

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Friends, family remember avalanche victim

Friends and family of Jesse Christensen remember him as a talented artist, musician, devout Mormon and a genuine cowboy who deeply loved his family.

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Wish You Were Here, Steamboat 360: Winter Carnival Street Events

Residents and visitors lined the streets Saturday for the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Street Events.

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It's show time for 48-inch firework at Winter Carnival's Night Extravaganza

Steamboat Springs fireworks enthusiast Tim Borden is ready to make history again Saturday when he launches what is believed to be the heaviest firework launched in North America.

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Steamboat Chamber names new CEO

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has hired from within and chosen Kara Stoller as its next CEO.

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