Teresa Ristow

Education, health and real estate reporter

Email: tristow@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4206

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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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Blind adventurer featured speaker for STARS 10th anniversary event

Lonnie Bedwell had never mountain climbed, kayaked or skied for more than a half of a run before going blind nearly 20 years ago.

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Seminars at Steamboat 2017 lineup announced

Fake news, the future of the economy and climate change are among the timely topics experts will discuss during the 15th annual Seminars at Steamboat talks.

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Routt County tourists continue visiting ER for marijuana use

A new report shows how the legalization of recreational marijuana has brought more people to emergency rooms for complications from the drug than before, particularly in Routt County.

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Student-designed shirts to benefit Fly Gulch Schoolhouse restoration

The multi-year project of restoring the Fly Gulch Schoolhouse will receive its latest boost March 3 during a T-shirt printing party fundraiser at Ohana’s downtown store.

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Development on the horizon in Hayden's Dry Creek Village subdivision

Local developers have purchased 34 previously unsold lots in Hayden’s Dry Creek Village subdivision, with plans to begin building as many as 10 homes on speculation this spring.

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New immigration policies frighten Steamboat's undocumented residents

Undocumented immigrants living in Steamboat Springs have become stricken with fear over the last week following the announcement of changes to federal deportation policies.

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Strings Music Festival announces summer 2017 lineup

This summer’s Strings Music Festival lineup features Grammy award-winning artists, country legends and a performance from Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young fame, playing alongside “Judy Blue Eyes” muse Judy Collins.

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South Routt School District superintendent resigns

South Routt School District Superintendent Darci Mohr has resigned her position with the district, effective at the end of her contract June 30.

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Head for the Hills headlines WinterWonderGrass kickoff show Thursday

Progressive bluegrass band Head for the Hills is eager to head to Mount Werner Thursday for a WinterWonderGrass kickoff concert in Gondola Square.

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Report reveals Steamboat Springs School District among fastest growing in state

A+ Colorado’s report, The Outliers, ranks Steamboat as the seventh-fastest growing school district in the state between 2011 an 2015 among districts with more than 1,000 students.

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A $700 donation from City Market allowed the business to sponsor canned pork and beans and pineapple chunks for LiftUp of Routt County food bank customers.

SNAP benefits are distributed through a card, used like a debit card at most grocery stores.

North Routt Community Charter School students work on a project outside the school's office Monday.

North Routt Community Charter School in Clark.

A bus waits outside North Routt Community Charter School in Clark.

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