More than 40,000 people in the Colorado Springs area are spreading kindness, compassion and connectivity - anonymously and unexpectedly - as proof that "719 rocks." Perhaps you've stumbled upon a painted stone with a positive message, and maybe you found it at the very moment you needed encouragement. Thousands of randomly placed rocks throughout the region are intended to accomplish just that: Comfort the afflicted and connect the community.
Former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace is becoming interim director of Inside Out Youth Services as Executive Director Mary Malia - lauded for her great success with the organization - prepares to return to her home state of Maine. "I've got family that called and said they need my help," Malia said Tuesday. "And I've got to go. "We've got some positive funding opportunities coming our way. It's been good work. It's been an intensive two years. Of course there's things I'll miss."
After nearly two years, Colorado Springs landslide victims finally received good news Wednesday: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $5.9 million to the city to acquire houses demolished or severely damaged by landslides caused by record rains in 2015. The Lower Skyway and Broadmoor Bluffs areas were particularly hard-hit, and most of the 27 homeowners who qualify for assistance live in those neighborhoods.
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".