For the first time in a while, there’s no chance of rain in the day’s forecast. The high today is 89 degrees and the expectation is sunny skies in Denver, the National Weather Service forecasts. This weekend will be slightly warmer with slight chances of storms, NWS forecasts. Storms are most likely over the higher terrain and eastern plains. Eclipse Monday is looking partly sunny. Hopefully, the clouds will break. Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else.
Hey, reader-friends. Welcome to the almost-weekend. It’s going to be mostly sunny and 90 on Saturday and Sunday. Maybe it will be the last summery weekend we get this year, or maybe it will stay like this through October. It’s Colorado! Anyway, check out this news. Love y’all. Danika Worthington goes deeper on something I touched on earlier: The memorial toÂ Union soldiers outside the Capitol still describes “Sand Creek” as a battle rather than a massacre of indigenous people.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing an autonomous vehicle in Fort Collins today that could replace one of the most dangerous jobs on the highway. The self-driving “crash cushion” is meant to keep traffic away from humans who are working along the road. In today’s scheduled demonstration, humans were to work from one moving truck to lay a stripe of paint, while the autonomous truck would follow along behind, shielding the human crew from the rush of traffic, according to CDOT.
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".