Traffic guy in Denver, Colorado for the ABC-TV affiliate. Former helicopter reporter for TV and radio, something that I miss doing. Husband, father of two great girls and still waiting to become independently wealthy.
Jayson in Castle Pines writes, What’s driving you crazy? “What is this black netting under the C-470 bridge over Acres Green Drive? It doesn’t look like it can catch anything so why is it there? "Well Jayson, (cough,cough) there are many hazards when construction workers repair or expand a bridge like the many bridges being worked on as part of the C-470 express lanes project. One hazard that most people may never have considered is nesting migrating birds.
Damien in Aurora writes, “What’s driving you crazy? Do you know about this?”Good thing you included a picture Damien when you asked the question to give me something to go on. You are talking about the two short streets hidden in the Congress Park neighborhood called Colfax A Place and Colfax B Place. The two little, one block streets lie between Cook and Madison Streets parallel to Colfax and 14th Avenues.
David from Denver writes, What’s driving you crazy? “I saw this "thing" when walking on south Broadway between 6th & 5th avenue just in front of Dunkin' Donuts. Are we being invaded by something?”No David, I’m relatively sure that we aren’t being invaded. The camera system you saw set up on the sidewalk along Broadway near 4th Ave is there to watch traffic.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".