New ‘Round Here? Follow These Folks On Twitter In Colorado

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Are you new 'round these parts? Colorado's growing fast -- 100,000 people moved here last year -- and developers can't build homes fast enough. That got us thinking: We should help you fit in. And since social media's a great place to look around and get grounded, we started a list of who you should follow on Twitter.

Take a look, and tweet us @coloradomatters to tell us who we've missed. We'll keep updating this page with your suggestions.

News, Business and Economy:

  • @KyleClark​: Kyle is the evening anchor for KUSA-9News in Denver.
  • @joeybunch: Long-time Denver Post writer Joey Bunch spends a lot of time at the state Capitol. He's also recently live-tweeted speeches from presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
  • @jackhealyNYT​: Jack Healy is the Rocky Mountain correspondent for the New York Times. In addition to his coverage, he does a good job of putting Colorado issues into national context.
  • @cubouldernews CU Boulder often tweets about the research happening at the school. Some of it is pretty cool:
  • @sarabhansen: Sara Hansen is the breaking news editor and weekend city editor at the Denver Post.
  • @PeterMcGraw: Peter McGraw is a marketing and psychology professor at CU Boulder. He also wrote a book called "The Humor Code," which he spoke to Colorado Matters about.
  • @LukeRunyon: KUNC reporter ​ covers agriculture, food and farming in Colorado. Lately, he's been following the discussion about GMOs.
  • @MollyArmDenBiz: Real Estate and Pot reporter for the Denver Business Journal.​ If you want an idea of how fast the state -- Denver in particular -- is expanding, she's a good person to follow.
  • @dailycamera​: The Boulder daily newspaper is a good mix of stuff to do, and daily news from Boulder and around the state.
  • @APkristenwyatt: Kristen Wyatt is Colorado reporter for the Associated Press. She does a great daily video summary of state legislature developments.
  • @UofDenver: The University of Denver often tweets talks by their professors on a lot of interesting issues. If you want thinkers on big topics, this is a good account to follow.
  • @bruvs: When recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, the Denver Post started The Cannabist, with Ricardo Baca at the helm.
  • @woodypaige: If you haven't read his work in the Denver Post, you may have seen him on ESPN's First Take. When it comes to sports, he's a Colorado fixture.
  • @iNews: Rocky Mountain PBS
  • @AldoSvaldi: For all about the Colorado economy trends, and economic development is a good person to follow.
  • @smotus: Seth Masket is associate professor of political science at the University of Denver. He also weighs in on issues like the feasibility of the Galactic Senate in Star Wars.
  • @adriandgarcia: Adrian Garcia is a reporter from the Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • @joelmwarner: If you're interested in marijuana policy from outside of Colorado, especially when it comes to policy, Denver-based International Business Times writer Joel Warner is on top of it.
  • @BadAstronomer: Phil Plait is a Boulder-based astronomer, author and blogger.
  • @CoreyHutchins: Corey Hutchins is reporter for the Colorado Independent. His explainer pieces​ on Colorado politics are informative.
  • @Co_Space_news: Colorado Space News is self-explanatory.
  • @MHardenDenBiz: Mark Harden is News Director at the Denver Business Journal. In addition to tweeting the latest from the paper, he shares other news from around Denver.

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