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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Dinosaur man suspected of breaking into Steamboat cars

Steamboat Springs police arrested a Dinosaur man they suspect broke into cars at Shadow Run condos.

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Man charged with DUI after allegedly stealing truck, crashing it

Ty J. Tatum faces charges of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, DUI and careless driving.

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Durango educator named Hayden superintendent

Hayden School District’s new superintendent Christie Bloomquist says she quickly learned that this community was the right fit.

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Transcripts reveal plea offer for man charged with 41 felonies

Transcripts released this week show the District Attorney’s Office is offering the man charged with 41 felonies a deal that means he could spend 18.2 years in prison.

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Police suspect man charged with dealing drugs died from overdose

Police suspect the 37-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged in February with felony drug distribution died early Monday morning from a drug overdose.

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Middle schoolers get hands-on outdoor education

A group of local youth got to learn about survival from the experts at Routt County Search and Rescue.

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1st Amendment triumphs in court

District Judge Shelley Hill on Thursday ruled that a Jan. 26 court hearing should not have been closed to the public, and the transcripts should be released.

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DUI Intoxilyzer 9000 tests called into question

Local defense attorneys possibly have some extra ammo when they try to convince juries that their clients are not guilty of DUI.

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Pedestrian hit by shuttle bus

A man received injuries not thought to be life threatening after being hit by a shuttle Tuesday night.

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In pursuit of powder

The sales of snowbikes are on the rise, but the sport has attracted a new group of users who are newcomers to avalanche terrain.

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