Foothills Focus

Featured Author

Jodi Dolph

Biography

Jodi Dolph is a broker associate and productivity coach with Keller Williams Foothills Realty. She serves on the Conifer Chamber board of directors and is an instructor at Conifer Jazzercise. Besides helping people reach their goals, she loves paddle boarding and golfing with her family.

Featured Author

Rachel Mulvihill

Biography

Rachel has been a foothills resident since 2001 and is a second generation foothills realtor. When she’s not being a real estate agent, she’s being a mom to her two teenagers and three dogs and the best wife in the world to her husband (he told her to write that). Rachel loves to be outside and to read, and when she puts the two together, she is one happy gal!

ARTICLES

17 Unrelated Paragraphs

Normally, when my turn rolls around for this column, I have an idea for a topic well ahead of time. I only have to write every third month, so really, how hard could it be, right? In fact, often, I’ll wake up on any given morning and the entire essay pops right into...

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A Life in Dog Years

I’ve always been allergic to dogs. When I was a little girl, my Great-Aunt Lorraine had a little black cocker spaniel named Patches. I adored Patches. I drew pictures of her in school and pleaded with my mom to take me to see her whenever she could. After playing with...

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Proud to be a Coloradan

Bet you didn’t know it, but you are livin’ the dream—the dream of living in the Rocky Mountains. You don a raccoon mask skiing every winter, bask in 300 days of sunshine, ride horseback through the prairie and enjoy recreational marijuana all year long. That might...

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The Real Story on Farmhouse Décor

The nature of my business takes me into people’s homes on a daily basis, not just up here in the foothills, but also down the hill in the thick of the suburbs. In addition, I enjoy looking at sites and magazines for the current trends in “farmhouse décor.” So, on a...

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Taking Care of Each Other

I just finished a great book called “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger. Since I’m not a book reviewer, I’ll try to keep the synopsis short. Some children (ages 6-14) are attending a Native American assimilation boarding school. There are bad characters there....

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The Brighter Side of 2020

This year began with genuine excitement as I thought about “2020” and what was to come. What trips my family would take, what my business would look like and how it was a new beginning for some of my friends and family members who had a difficult 2019. I love the idea...

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Marco Polo and Other Games to Play With a Blind Cat

So, our household had a couple of birthdays early last month. Milla, who turned 16, is now old enough to drive. Except that she’s blind. And a cat. Murray Thunderpants, also a cat, turned 17. Considering he’s diabetic, toothless and a bony shadow of his former...

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The Culture of Mean

Driving home from town yesterday, I was faced with a driver hanging out in the passing lane but not passing. Those of us who drive through “the canyon” on 285 know this is the single most infuriating thing in the history of man. As it became clear this driver had no...

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Thinking Time

We’ve all had a few months to think about life, politics, our jobs, our families and what we are missing out on while being confined to our homes. When was the last time that you were stopped dead in your tracks to really think about your life? Most of us probably...

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