Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran in the Capital Journal on Dec. 20,2013. We re-run it here as a service to our readers to help explain the Capitol Christmas tree tradition. If you want the full story on how Dottie Howe came up with the idea of sprucing up the South Dakota State Capitol with Christmas trees back in 1981, you’d have to spin the clock back even further than that.
BIG PINEY – The Sublette County Commission formally accepted a grant contract between the county and the Wyoming Department of Family Services that provides $50,000 for four county agencies. Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Big Piney instead of in Pinedale, commissioners approved the contract for the grant without opposition. There is no local match required. The grant is through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program.
PINEDALE – Building on last winter’s “Sled the Winds” marketing campaign and “The Real Wyoming” campaign of this past summer, the Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission and its Jackson-based consultant, New Thought Digital Media, are launching a new campaign for the coming winter and spring: “A New Highmark is Waiting.”Like “Sled the Winds,” this one plays on the reputation Pinedale and Sublette County have for offering some of the best snowmobile riding in the entire United States.
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".