Teresa Ristow

Digital engagement editor


Teresa Ristow joined the Steamboat Pilot & Today in August 2014 as an education, healthcare and real estate reporter. She became the newspaper's first digital engagement editor in April 2017.

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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CC4E and Steamboat Springs School Board come together for workshop, open discussion

A week after the Community Committee for Education turned over its recommendation to the Steamboat Springs Board of Education for updating district schools, the two groups sat down together for a frank discussion.

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CC4E recommends $31M bond to update Steamboat Springs School District facilities

A community group that’s spent more than a year studying the needs of the Steamboat Springs School District is recommending a $31 million bond to address the district’s most immediate facilities needs.

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Steamboat Home & Garden Expo features more than 40 vendors

Eager gardeners and residents who love projects around the house can get a jump start on the summer season at the annual Steamboat Home and Garden Expo.

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Possible Medicaid cuts worry local advocates for people with disabilities

Last month’s proposed American Health Care Act would have cut components of Medicaid funding that give beneficiaries in some states greater access to home and community-based services, allowing people more freedom to decide where they live.

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Grant for car helps widowed father of two commute from Oak Creek

Things haven’t been easy lately for Jesse Partlow, an Oak Creek man who had run-ins with law enforcement and lost his wife to ongoing health issues last August.

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Steamboat Springs School District's Early Childhood Center improves state ranking

The Steamboat Springs School District’s preschool has improved its score on a state-ranking system that evaluates Colorado preschools.

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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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Steamboat Springs school board talks class sizes

School board members Monday considered whether the Steamboat Springs School District’s policies on class size are sustainable and the best use of district funding.

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Northwest Colorado Health recognized as top performer by CDC

When clinical staff at Northwest Colorado Health meet a patient with high blood pressure or diabetes, they consider how the patient’s personal goals might drive them to improve their health.

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's Earth Month kicks off Tuesday

With more than a dozen Earth Month events planned during the next four weeks, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is giving local residents plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the planet.

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