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.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Springs School District’s preschool has improved its score on a state-ranking system that evaluates Colorado preschools.
A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.
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.
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.
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.
People in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can now take advantage of new transitional sober housing provided by The Foundry Treatment Center.
Local hiking expert Diane White-Crain said there are many popular and lesser-known hiking trails that tend to dry out earlier than others and are great for early season hiking.
More than $3.4 million in half-cent sales tax revenue was tentatively awarded Wednesday to Routt County school districts and school programs.