No-burn days and the lack of snow doesn't stop Southeast Valley residents from embracing the holiday season. We deck out our yards, hang wreaths and sip eggnog just like our snowbird brethren up North. In fact, we experience our own form of heat-induced cabin fever and use any excuse to get outside and savor the sites and sounds this time of year. Here are five iconic Southeast Valley traditions to put you in the holiday spirit. In it's third year, this is likely to become a tradition for many.
Only in Arizona: Ill-conceived 1922 caper near Tucson leaves one dead, one hero and the others scattering. The men involved in Arizona's last train robbery obviously watched too many of those old-time Western pictures.
Even early Arizonans knew a resort when they spotted one. For centuries, members of the Yavapai and Apache tribes luxuriated in the piping-hot, therapeutic waters of a site now called Castle Hot Springs north of the Valley near Lake Pleasant. More than 200,000 gallons of 120-degree water gurgles from the earth each day at the base of rugged and remote southern Bradshaw Mountains. Native Arizonans would soak their bones and bask in the healing properties of the mineral-rich, pure thermal waters.
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".