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

March 11, 2016

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_newsColorado 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.
  • @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. 
  • @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.  



  • @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.