Mary Frances Ashura-Smith: Business owner needs support |

Mary Frances Ashura-Smith: Business owner needs support

Many of you in the Steamboat Springs area are familiar with Betty Dickey and her wonderful thrift store, “Betty’s Bargain Barn”. For almost seven years, she has been operating her store, which is located west of town on U.S. Highway 40.

Her store has been named “Best of the Boat,” and everyone who enters her store is greeted with a warm welcome and a beautiful smile. Her generosity is well known throughout the community.

Her son Darin has been a major help and partner in running the store. Unfortunately, on Dec. 29, 2017, Darin passed away. The loss has been devastating for Betty. She could really use some economic assistance right now to be able to continue her business.

I have started a Go Fund Me site to help her out during this time of sorrow, grief and economic stress. For years, Betty has given her heart and soul to this community. Now it is time for us to step up and help her in this time of need.

I hope that you will join me in helping Betty Dickey and Betty’s Bargain Barn continue to be a positive force in our community. To contribute, please go to

Mary Frances Ashura-Smith

Steamboat Springs

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