Teresa Ristow

Education, health and real estate reporter


Teresa Ristow joined the Steamboat Pilot & Today as the education, healthcare and real estate reporter in August 2014.

She grew up living and playing in some of the world's largest remaining old growth redwood forests in rural southern Humboldt County, California, where she had her first taste of journalism as a broadcast reporter for her high school's weekly radio show, South Fork News.

She attended college at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where she majored in journalism and minored in creative writing. In college, she was an entertainment reporter and then news editor for The Siskiyou, the campus newspaper.

She was a reporting intern at the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper before being hired as education reporter in 2011, covering Oregon's largest school employee strike in 25 years in 2012.

Teresa went on to cover higher education and the city of Ashland for the Mail Tribune and its sister paper, the Ashland Daily Tidings, until accepting her position at the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Her hobbies include snowboarding, water-sports, camping and spending lots of time with her terrier puppy Henry.

Recent Stories

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13-year-old Steamboat Springs girl adopted from China to visit first home

Zofia Xinghao Stroman doesn’t remember the place where she was born or the social welfare center where she spent the first 22 months of her life.

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Tickets on sale for Red Ball Express fundraiser April 8

Six Steamboat Springs nonprofits serving children will benefit from the third annual Red Ball Express, a fundraiser that sends more than 100 giant red exercise balls down the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area.

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WinterWonderGrass donates $20K to nonprofits

Organizers with February’s sold-out WinterWonderGrass Festival said the successful event helped generate more than $20,000 for nonprofits from Steamboat Springs and outside the area.

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Colorado Mountain College hosting career conference Friday

Colorado Mountain College students and the general public can brush up on their job-searching skills Friday during a Career Mini Conference at the school.

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Veterinarians report nearly half of Steamboat Springs pets overweight

Though Routt County is often recognized for its healthy, physically fit adults, pets in the community aren't keeping up, according to local veterinarians.

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Colorado bill would extend notice for rent increases, ending contracts and vacating rentals

When landlord Matt Patterson contemplated raising the monthly cost for a four-bedroom home he rents out in Steamboat II, he gave his tenants six months notice of the change as a courtesy.

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North Routt Community Charter School employee named to state board

North Routt Community Charter School’s business manager has been chosen over several other applicants to be the newest member of a state board that oversees a charter school advocacy organization.

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Steamboat Springs High School presents "Grease" musical

Sandy, Danny, Doody, the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and dozens of others have spent the past two months rehearsing for Steamboat Springs High School’s production of "Grease," with shows this weekend and next.

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Yampa Valley Autism Program's Masquerade Ball returns April 1

The event is the Yampa Valley Autism Program’s signature fundraiser and supports all of the organization’s important programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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South Routt School District names new superintendent

South Routt School District’s next superintendent is Rim Watson, the school’s current assessment coordinator.

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