Thanks to all of you who attended our 3rd annual Snowflake Lodge Community BBQ on Sunday, Aug. 27. More than over 300 of you enjoyed lunch, good company, and the best view in Tahoe! The event wrapped up a great summer of successes at Incline Village General Improvement District. Despite a late spring, and a surprise snowstorm in mid-June, both golf courses have been in high demand for the past three months.
We've been doing a lot of "trash talking" at the Incline Village General Improvement District this month. In fact, it seems like we've done nothing but talk about trash since we implemented the new process for trash collection last fall. And as I noted in my last column, the transition to the new collection method has been less than ideal. We are continuing to work very closely with our franchisee, Waste Management, to make service better moving forward.
As I said last year in my early July column, it is now safe to go to Raley's again given the end of the extended holiday weekend. And while you are going to Raley's, we will have staff roaming the community making sure that everything that was purchased at retail locations over the past week has been properly placed in our new waste containers. As regular readers of this column know, we recently renewed our franchise agreement with Waste Management.
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
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".