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

Surrounded by Comfort and Care

I remember the three months between my mom’s cancer diagnosis and her death as a blur of events. My brothers and I all recall things differently, and in a different order. We were truly drinking from a firehose as we learned about cancer, glioblastoma, short- and...

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Our Community Focused Front – Are You In?

How important is it to you to support your community? And what does that even look like? Three years ago I wrote a variation of this article, and it’s no surprise that it’s still relevant. It seems like it was a lifetime ago considering everything that we’ve endured...

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What’s in a Name?

I used to be a wreck about naming livestock and pets that came to live at the farm. Especially the newborn alpacas. If we didn’t have a name in the first 20 minutes, then I became an idiot about it. The idea of an unnamed animal was just unacceptable. Ridiculous,...

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The Silver Linings

My marriage ended in a tidal wave of unbearable sadness. There. I said it. As a child of divorce, I was determined to never get divorced. It was a promise I made to myself and to my spouse when we were married. ’Til death do us part. As newlyweds, we talked about how...

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Moving Forward

Funpa 2004 Moving forward is a theme, not only in my life, but a theme throughout American history. And as I am living through this chapter of American history, my hope is that we can all move forward. When I look at people, I imagine that each person is a walking...

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Heroes In Our Community

It’s such a cliche, but raising a kid really does go by so quickly. When you bring your newborn bundle home, those days are so very long that it is impossible to believe people when they tell you not to blink. But, it’s true, you shouldn’t blink. Somehow I find myself...

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Lucky in Love With Colorado

Being a Colorado native, you don’t know how lucky you are ’til you leave the state. You only know what you know. I knew the summers were great, the sun would shine most days of the year and the mountains were there to the west like a firm backrest. As a kid in...

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The Choice of Happiness

“It’s turning out there’s actually a science to happiness and it’s been studied and quantified for decades.”You know how the universe has a way of putting things and ideas and people in your path to shine a light on an area you might want to put some awareness on?...

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Didgeridoos for Sleep Apnea and Other Tales

One of the best parts of my job is meeting new people from all walks of life. And another great part of my job is walking all parts of the earth. Yes, real estate agents sell houses, but mountain agents also frequently sell lots of land. As you can imagine, this is a...

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A Good Goodbye

“ ...I know it’s an opportunity to assess how you feel about a person, even if you don’t share it out loud.”Be careful what you wish for; it might come true. Some people say this as a warning, but sometimes it turns out to be a blessing. Let me preface this article...

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Fire in the Hole!

We’ve had an alpaca farm for over 18 years and in four locations now, and not since 2007 have we had water at our barn. Up on Black Mountain we had a creek-fed trough quite a ways away and across some rough terrain from the barn. (Who am I kidding? That entire...

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Confessions of a Fair Weather Skier

When the snow starts to fly, I get that little tingle of excitement about winter. In November, lulled by the magic of autumn, my memory of the prior winter (which lasted well into May) has faded. It’s my psyche’s adaptive strategy so that I can continue living in the...

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