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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Governor appoints Steamboat police chief

Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen will now have a say on how police officers throughout Colorado are trained.

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Health care premiums bill dies

A bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the financial burden on middle-income rural Colorado residents who are paying an exorbitant amount in health care premiums died in the state legislature this week.

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Steamboat man pleads not guilty to 41 felonies

A lengthy trial has been scheduled for the Steamboat Springs man charged with 41 felonies related to accusations that he exchanged drugs for sex with underage girls.

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Local lawmakers react to transportation bill dying

Local state lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill that could have injected billions of dollars into transportation shared their frustrations after the bill failed to pass committee Tuesday.

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Storm drops a foot of snow at higher elevations

Much of the Yampa Valley woke up to a dusting of snow Tuesday morning, but it was a different story at higher elevations.

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Downed trees cause outages in South Routt County

Winter weather Monday night took its toll on power lines maintained by Yampa Valley Electric Association in South Routt County.

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing drugs

A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man’s bond was set at $100,000 Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.

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Winter returns to Routt County

Routt County residents woke up Friday morning to the realization that winter is not over yet.

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Yampa Valley Bank recognized for 2016 performance

Yampa Valley Bank credits its local ownership and a loyal customer base for being recognized as one of the best-performing banks in the country.

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Steamboat season passes good at Winter Park

Steamboat Ski Area season pass holders may not want to put their skis away quite yet.

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