Montana caught a break last week regarding the state's implementation of the 2005 Real ID Act. The Department of Homeland Security granted the state a year-long extension to comply with the federal law, meaning residents can still board domestic flights with a Montana driver's license until early 2019. But with 12 years now separating us from the law's initial passage, the obvious question is: What's the holdup? For starters, compliance was illegal under state law until this spring.
The debut of Montana Snowbowl's new TV Mountain lift will once again be delayed. Snowbowl co-owner Brad Morris confirmed for the Indy this week that, due to myriad issues that arose during construction this year, the long-awaited expansion won't be complete in time for the coming ski season. "We just got caught by this fire season, basically," Morris said. "I mean, we didn't have any fires up there, fortunately, but pretty much half of our workers left to fight fires."
Backcountry skiers eager for some pre-season turns in Missoula's backyard this fall will be hard-pressed to get them. The intensity of the Lolo Peak fire left swaths of hillside south of Highway 12 blackened, the trees needleless and the ground ashy. And the Lolo National Forest has opted to keep three popular trails there closed until next summer, after spring moisture and trail work can give restoration a foothold. Forest spokesman Boyd Hartwig says he wishes that wasn't the case.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".