Vicky Ho joined the Steamboat Pilot & Today as a copy editor and page designer in September 2011 and assumed her role as evening editor in December 2013. A Houston native, she received her bachelor's degree in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied English and architecture. While at UT, she worked as the copy desk chief for The Daily Texan, the university's independently run student newspaper. After briefly pursuing graduate studies at the University of Chicago, she decided to track down a newspaper job in Austin and found herself in the mountains instead — but she's not complaining. Vicky enjoys film photography, collecting rare books, classic and foreign films and volunteering across town for various nonprofits and local events. You can find her stumbling down the slopes of Mount Werner in the winter and exploring the wilderness in the summer.
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Mind Springs Health President and CEO Sharon Raggio, center right, speaks Wednesday evening about the state of mental wellness in Routt County. Representatives from local nonprofits, Colorado Mountain College and law enforcement agencies met with Raggio to outline ongoing mental health issues in the community and receive an update about Mind Springs, which provides access to substance abuse and mental wellness services across 10 counties along the Western Slope. Raggio said that after the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Mind Springs has seen an increase in the number of clients with Medicaid and health insurance. And while the percentage of uninsured clients has decreased — down now to 30 percent from about 50 percent before the Affordable Care Act was adopted — she emphasized Mind Springs' mission to create access to mental health services, saying, "We take all people."