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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Steamboat volleyball falls to Eagle Valley in 4 sets

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team looked sharp, and enthusiasm was high during the squad's first set against Eagle Valley on Saturday.

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Running series wraps up

The final Steamboat Springs Running Series race of the season proved to be unlike any other this year.

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Jury seated for murder trial

After a selection process that took nearly four days, a jury of 10 men and five women was selected Friday to decide whether 46-year-old Thomas Lee Johnson is guilty of the May 2000 slaying of Lori Bases.

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Police to carry life-saving overdose drug

Local police and members of the public will be trained to administer a drug that could save the life of someone who has overdosed on drugs.

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Radar offline for upgrades

The radar at the National Weather Service in Grand Junction is offline through at least Friday while upgrades are made.

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Logs snarl Routt County Road 129 after crash

It took a small community to clear the road Wednesday morning after a log truck rolled and scattered its load of lodgepole pine trees along Routt County Road 129.

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Fire activity increases in Routt County

On Tuesday morning, smoke had settled in the Yampa Valley after the previous day's increased fire activity.

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Extreme behavior

Firefighters in the region are reporting unprecedented fire activity at regional fires this summer. With stands of beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees littering the forest, officials believe the fire activity will only continue in future years, putting homes and property at risk.

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Hayden School District puts mill levy on ballot

The Hayden School District is in a financial bind and will be asking voters to pay additional taxes so the district can buy new buses.

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Man fires shots to scare away moose

A resident found out Monday that trying to scare away a moose by firing a gun is frowned upon in Steamboat Springs.

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