Foothills Focus

Featured Author

Sally Ball

Biography

Sally Ball and her husband, Jim, own Rivendale Farms and spend their time with 18 alpacas, two very large dogs and two incredibly spoiled cats. Sally is a realtor and heads up the KW Land division for Keller Williams Foothills. Some speculate she chose to specialize in Farm & Ranch simply because she likes tromping around outside and hanging out in barns.

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 working as a real estate agent, she’s being a mom to her two teenagers and three dogs. Rachel thinks that the foothills are the best place to live and is surprised that everyone doesn’t already live here. She loves to be outside and to read, and when she puts the two together, she is one happy gal!

ARTICLES

A Fresh Start

Yesterday I unpacked my last box in my new home. I hope when you read that sentence, you hear the trumpets’ fanfare. Because I sure do! I know I mentioned in my last article that I was pretty clueless about what moving entails. I frequently witness my clients going...

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Spring Has Sprung, and It’s Still a Surprise

It’s still a surprise that it’s 2024, that it’s April, that my youngest is graduating in May, and I’ll turn 50 in July. That COVID began four years ago (that will always be a significant marker of time) and that we will be facing an election of T and B yet again in...

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The Choice of Happiness—Revisited

I first wrote about this topic in March of 2021, but it’s just so appropriate right this minute that I felt the need to share it again with some updates. You know how the universe has a way of putting things and ideas and people in your path to shine a light on an...

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The Purge

There are 27 steps between my garage and my house. I’ve counted them while going up and down those steps at least 32,000 times over the years. Almost every single time I go up the stairs, I have something that I’m bringing into the house. Much less frequently, I’ll...

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Book Club 2024

Buying books for my kids and nephews at Christmas has been a fun tradition for me and not so much for the kids. It seems like a logical, useful and mentally stimulating gift that has not been well received in the past, and even now that they are older. I vaguely...

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How Hard Can It Be?

As many of you know, we have had an alpaca farm for 20 years now. Inherent and implied in the contract of being a good livestock owner is that one will develop skills around hauling a trailer. You know, hooking it up, going forward, going backward, not letting it pass...

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Solo

Earlier this year, I wrote an article in this very publication talking about the evolution of travel from single person to family and back to single person. Well, guess what? I just returned from my first solo trip since I was in my 20s (that was three decades ago for...

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The Thrill of It

It’s football season, and this season, more than any other I can remember, has been the one that was preceded with the most anticipation. You might know why—it’s kind of a big deal in Colorado. If you know me, you’ve heard this story already. It’s about Prime Time....

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Of Mice and Men

Ok, so there’s actually nothing about men here. I just didn’t have a catchier title. If you live in the foothills, you know that at some point you’re going to have a mouse or two in your house. If you don’t yet live here but are considering it, know that at some point...

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My Mission Statement

Do you know what your mission statement is? Do you know why you’re alive? What specific gifts do you bring into the world? How can you make the world a better place while you’re here? These are all questions that were recently posed to me in a class I attended called...

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Whoop! Summer’s Here!

It’s finally arrived. The summer we’ve all been waiting for. Amidst the rain, the hail and a nearby tornado, our summer has begun! Early morning sunrises from the top seat at Red Rocks, late afternoon biking/hiking at Staunton State Park, the concert series at...

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Hedge! Or, How to Test a Marriage by Driving in Ireland

Last fall, when we started planning our grand trip to Ireland and Scotland, the discussion of transportation was a big one. Wasn’t too worried about Scotland—they seem to have mass transportation and a killer train system figured out for the whole country. Ireland,...

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