Nancy Lofholm has been a journalist for more than 40 years, most of that on the Western Slope of Colorado. She worked for The Denver Post for 17 years and currently is freelancing and exploring book possibilities in “retirement.” She likes nothing better than telling the unique, and sometimes qu...
Audio: Should Cyclists Be Allowed To Roll Through Stop Signs If The Coast Is Clear? When cyclists come to a stop sign, they have to stop. At red lights, they have to wait until the light turns green, and then go -- just like a car. But in Colorado, that could change under a bill in the legislature. It would allow cyclists to do what's widely known as the Idaho Stop -- roll through intersections with stop signs if the coast is clear, or stop first if it's a red light.
Audio: What It Takes To Resurrect Relics From The Sugar Beet Gold RushDid you know that Colorado once enjoyed a “White Gold Rich” in the sugar beet industry, starting in the late 1800s? Those days are over, but old sugar beet processing plants - or in some cases, the land they were located on - are showing new economic development promise as railroad transfer stations, storage facilities, a cheese factory and industrial parks.
Pauline Reiber, 9 years old, tops beets with a knife on the High Plains near Sterling, Colorado, in 1915. Everyone knows the importance of the Gold Rush in Colorado's history. But what about the White Gold Rush of sugar beets In the late 1800s, when the sweet lure of this homely root vegetable started a stampede to Colorado's plains for a new source of riches. Dan Garrison, a producer for Rocky Mountain PBS and Colorado Mesa University, has made a documentary about the White Gold Rush.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".