After a decline in military surplus equipment flowing to Colorado law enforcement agencies, the numbers are rebounding and Larimer County agencies continue to benefit. The federal 1033 program, created in 1997, allows the Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment that might otherwise be destroyed to state and local law enforcement agencies at a fraction of the items' cost — they often pay for only shipping and maintenance.
That applied the most to Sara's now 4-year-old daughter, whom Kathy took care of and loved so much that it brought Kathy to tears when the young girl started preschool. Sara recalls how much her grandmother hated having her picture taken, but when Kathy started caring for Sara's daughter after they moved in with her, she started to take more photos and even sent out a selfie of the two of them together. Then there's the recovery period — both physically and emotionally, it's grueling.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Sara Mondragon said her daughter still asks about great-grandmother Kathy Mondragon “all the time.”“Whenever the moon comes out, she says, ‘There’s Grandma.’ … We talk about our memories of her. … She misses her. We all do,” Sara said. The 61-year-old woman’s life was tragically cut short in a double stabbing in Fort Collins in February last year, and her family is struggling to make sense of it all. Sara, along with her daughter, lived with Kathy at the time.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".