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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Organizers expecting 500 for Women's March on Steamboat Springs

Organizers are expecting 500 or more people for Saturday’s Women’s March on Steamboat Springs, a positive demonstration that coincides with hundreds of others across the nation and world.

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Aerial silks, belly and swingin' boys: Steamboat's Dance Showcase offers something for everyone

The showcase, called “Nani,” premiered Thursday and continues with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 East Maple St.

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Teachers gain tech skills under NW BOCES grant program

When trying to incorporate technology into his fifth-grade classroom, Hayden teacher Karl von Ahn said he struggles to wade through all the apps and programs available to educators.

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YVMC debuts new Jan Bishop Cancer Center

Yampa Valley Medical Center leaders hope the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center will be a place patients feel at ease, despite facing the frightening realities of cancer.

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Steamboat Springs High School graduate teaching in Kosovo

Inside her Kosovo classroom, Steamboat native Meghan Lukens’ laptop is outdated, the power routinely shuts off and resources are limited.

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Steamboat Coffee House opens in location on Lincoln Avenue

Locals will recognize familiar brews at Steamboat Springs’ newest coffee joint — Steamboat Coffee House.

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Steamboat Springs providers consider new right-to-die legislation

As local medical providers wrestle with whether to help facilitate Colorado’s newly passed right-to-die law, it’s unclear whether someone eligible in Routt County would be able to receive a lethal dose of medicine locally.

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More than 50 new students join Steamboat Springs School District following winter break

The Steamboat Springs School District welcomed 54 new students from 13 states and five countries during a larger-than-normal enrollment boost following winter break.

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Portion of Deep Creek Ranch north of Steamboat Springs sells for $9.79 million

About 1,900 acres of the Elk River Valley’s Deep Creek Ranch sold last week for $9.79 million to a buyer planning to use the property as a family retreat.

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Grant applications due Monday for Steamboat's half-cent sales tax money

Routt County school employees have just a few days to put the finishing touches on Education Fund grant applications for innovative ideas to improve the educational experience.

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Innovation coach and coordinator Beth Melton talks with teachers during a Teacher Learning Community meeting focused on integrating technology into classrooms.

Innovation coach Raylene Olinger speaks to teachers during a meeting at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center in Steamboat Springs Wednesday.

Manager Lauren Berrien prepares drinks on a busy Sunday afternoon at Steamboat Coffee House.

Steamboat Coffee House is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day at 635 Lincoln Ave.

Overflowing trash and recycling containers at the Steamboat Springs Post Office Wednesday evening.

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