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.
— Daily Camera (@dailycamera) March 9, 2016
- @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.
Events, Culture and Food:
- @DowntownArtery: Downtown Artery is a collective arts space in Fort Collins that hosts art and culture events. On Twitter they share the wide range of events that happen there.
- @boulderlibrary: If you plan on going to Boulder, is a good account to follow. They host all kinds of events that could help you plan your weekend.
- @Colorado: As far as getting to know Colorado goes, Visit Colorado's handle is pretty useful. They tweet out fun facts, and will help you to get to know the state.
Did you know that we boast over 2,000 lakes & reservoirs? Catch the biggest and best fish in our Gold Medal waters. https://t.co/zaemkRuUC1— Visit Colorado (@Colorado) March 9, 2016
- @DenverWestword & @WestwordStreet: There probably aren't better feeds for staying up on Denver events.
- @DenverArtMuseum: Stay up to date on the latest from Denver Art Museum by following . They'll tell you about their exhibits, as well as when to come audition for shows.
- @andrewhtravers: Andrew Travers is the Art editor at the Aspen Times. His account is great to find out what acts come through Aspen, and to read his event reviews.
- @DenverZoo: Not only will you stay updated on Denver Zoo events by following , you'll see plenty of animal photos.
Come pay our hooded capuchins a visit this weekend. They've all moved out to Monkey Island for the season. pic.twitter.com/MIHFe4HOb0— Denver Zoo (@DenverZoo) March 4, 2016
- @bouldermagazine: Boulder Magazine is a great lifestyle guide. They cover everything from food, to arts, to general fun activities.
- @ZagatDenver: You probably know Zagat. This is the Denver version.
- @visitdenver: Much like Visit Colorado, often tweets reasons to love the city of Denver.
- @denverfilm: To learn more about indie films with a Colorado connection, is the account to follow.
- @Denverfoodguy: Recipes, recipes, recipes... and beer and wine.
- @whitneyljames: Whitney James is a freelance travel/outdoors writer.
- @stemeyer: Stephen Meyers is a reporter for the Coloradoan. His tweets touch on Western Slope, national park and other outdoor news.
- @averystonich: Avery Stonich is a freelance writer based in Boulder. She says she's been to more than 40 countries, so her Colorado travel recommendations are probably worth a look.
- @outsidemagazine: How's this for a how-to guide?
- @USFSRockyMtns: This United States Forest Service account shares news and photos from across the Rocky Mountain region
- @denversnowdude: If you ski or snowboard, Denver snow dude is a fun account to follow.
- @StreetsblogDen: If you're interested in urban development and how urban Denver is changing, Streetsblog is an informative follow.
- @ConfluenceCity: Confluence City says they "highlight the people, ideas, entrepreneurs and creatives elevating Denver and its role in the global economy."
- @InnovatorsPeak: If you're interested in Colorado's tech industry, Innovators Peak will keep you up to date.
- @DenverInfill: Ken Schroeppel is an urban planner in Denver. He stays up to date on all things new being built in the city.
- @ColoradoEcoDevo: Colorado Office of Economic Development tweets highlights from the state's growth.
- @daliahsinger: Daliah Singer is senior associate editor of 5280 Magazine.
- @LaraWatlington: Laressa Watlington is a Denver-based journalist and filmmaker.
- @ColoradoTravls: Colorado Travel mostly tweets about travel and tourism, but they'll share photos from around the state.
- @RJSangosti: RJ Sangosti is a Denver Post photojournalist.
- @Interior: The US Department of Interior shares great photos from across the West.
For bargains and deals, these accounts should get you started.