babette dickson

babette dickson 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Robin Stone: Solving the bear problem

In 2011, I had a good Bear story of my own,

The actions to "solve" the issue, and save the bears, are customized to ones location. I lived near Hahn's Peak village for 5 years: Never had a problem with the bears because I had a big dog, and the trash was outside on the porch 12 month / year (no garage)!

Now, in town for 10 years - No dog, just a kitty surviving the foxes' appetite - the temptations are huge for the bears. Public education can help: Wash trash cans, rinse with bleach, and use David High strategy if you have to.

For a few days after my 2011 experience, I put outside some tack strips along the doors, windows... And I secure the doors every nights!

We need to outsmart the bears and / or use their weaknesses: noise, lights....

David High, you are so right.


babette dickson 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ciao from Cortina: Living in a snow globe

Home sweet Home... Thank you for reviving some good memories..... un vin brulé, un vin chaud in French Alps... You captured very well the vibes of Christmas in Europe...Skiing with a fur coat! Yes indeed...Lol. Make sure Karen gets a good look and taste at all of this! Joyeuses Fêtes!


babette dickson 3 months, 1 week ago on Police think carbon monoxide poisoning was a factor in deaths

I agree with all; Rhys you are so right...Sarvis is a pristine gorgeous place and they were there together enjoying it but to leave us pain free and in peace.


babette dickson 4 months, 1 week ago on Tom Ross: Experiencing a Clark Griswold moment in the Paris Metro

I am so happy you had such a wonderful trip in Paris et Provence... Merci Tom~ Reading your adventure took me back home sweet home. I had similar moments in the subway with 2 young boys and these stupid doors... Sometimes it is better than the metro to take the RER to Paris Nord from Roissy, then take a cab, or the bus (the best, but study plan before use!!) Tip: the best hotel to book to catch early return to the US from Roissy is the Ibis Paris CDG Terminal. Driving the windings French rural roads like you did is a bliss. May I suggest to add just a few kilometers to your trip... going to the north-east area of Provence: I highly recommend les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. I stayed in Réallon-Les Gourniers in a Gîte de France. For me, this area is the most authentic "good Old France" I knew as a kid (40 years ago) and I miss so much. Check out

And don't ask about the local fresh produces: Fruits, veggies, hams and salamis made in the mountains, cheeses, butter.... Insanely delicious! Contact me if you need ideas or suggestions for trips in rural France... They are the best. I teach French at the local high school. Merci Tom d'avoir partagé les moments d'un si beau voyage. Au revoir.


babette dickson 4 months, 3 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs School Board makes collective bargaining meetings public

Not exactly. An organization has rules and policies. To my understanding, according to "negotiated policy" #2, three members of the BOE violated internal policies. See District web site to read for yourself. That is the issue, no fear factor or self-interest like some residents relish to say.


babette dickson 1 year, 1 month ago on David R. Moss: Military pay cap

All I know is that my VA benefits have increased every 01 January of the year ever since... And I am grateful.


babette dickson 1 year, 1 month ago on Penny Fletcher: On their way

Welcome to Neverland! Go Steamboat Ski Town USA! All our best to you Penny and the "boyz". ps: Geez I can't believe they were flying off the roof...


babette dickson 1 year, 4 months ago on Steamboat Springs School Board members: Amendment facts

Did anyone ever estimate how much money some community members / organizations send to Africa, South America? I know many of them and, they graciously donate more than $150 per year.

Steamboat loves Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Costa Rica... Thousands and thousands of dollars are wired overseas to build schools, churches, administrative salaries....

BUT, how about our own backyard full of children in need of an appropriate education: ell, sped, at-risk... at the cost of $150 per year!

Your vote for A66 is about our backyard. Let's take care of it first.


babette dickson 1 year, 4 months ago on Steamboat Springs School Board members: Amendment facts

"Why 2/3 of our tax contribution should be sent to Denver schools" and others rural schools?

"--because that's the way a civilized society works. Sometimes you give more than you get; sometimes you get more than you give. Why should students in poorer counties get a worse education than ours just because of where they live?"

Aren't we a civilized district with civilized BOE members?

Teachers will know how to effectively use 1.5 million in their classes, no worries.

Vote Yes A66