On the night of March 18, 2008, several snowboarders gathered in the parking lot at Taos Ski Valley. They were celebrating a victory more than a dozen years in the making. Among them were George Medina, Michael Johnstone and other Taos Valley locals behind the "Free Taos" campaign to overturn a ban against boarding on the mountain.
When Eliu Romero returned to Taos from serving in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines, he finished law school and prepared to open an office. He sought a $50 loan from a bank to buy office furniture, so the story goes. He was turned down. And that moment made him determined to open a bank in Taos. "His dream became reality for our community when Centinel Bank of Taos was opened on March 1, 1969," wrote Maria Meadowcroft in a recent notice of the bank's anniversary celebration.
Teens, spiritual leaders and supporters plan to gather Wednesday (March 14) at Taos Plaza in a show of support for the 17 people killed by a gunman at a Parkland, Florida high school one month after the shooting. Across the United States, teens plan to walk out of class, or if they are on spring break as Taos schools will be, students plan to gather to recognize the ongoing horror of shootings in schools around the country.
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".