Hi I'm Pete Hanson, Market Manager for Townsquare Media in Northern Colorado, where I'm fortunate to work for a company and with a team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality media experiences for our audience, and outstanding business results for our clients. And I give thanks every day for being able to work and play here in NoCo right along with you.
Could There Be A Romney-Biden White House?
Neither presidential candidate receiving the necessary 270 electoral college votes could start (an unlikely) chain of events leading to a Romney-Biden White House.
Why Must TV Report Live From the Beach During a Hurricane?
Why do TV reporters feel the need to broadcast live from the beach during a hurricane?
Polling Places and Voter Information for Election Day 2012 in Fort Collins
As Tuesday, November 6th approaches, voters continue to sift through candidate information to determine which men and women they will chose to represent them at all levels of government. Just as important as who to vote for, is knowing where to vote. Here is the complete guide to voting in Larimer County on Election Day 2012.
Your Worst Moment Today Might Be Better Than You Think
I was having a cocktail with a friend the other night, and we were talking about life stuff. He was asking some questions about my medical adventures of the past ten years, and commented that he was amazed at what a positive attitude I had about it all. I told him that there had been a few days along the we way when he wouldn’t have categorized me as positive.
Do You Feel Responsibility To Shop Local?
I love Northern Colorado. It is my home, and I want the very best for it. It is unique, beautiful, and full of good energy. Great people, schools, businesses. Really, we live in one of the truly special places. Recently there has been a big push to ‘Shop Local.’ I get it. The thought is that locally based businesses care more about our community and employ local people.
Need A Mental Reboot? Try This (Your Personal Control, Alt, Delete)
Our minds are a lot like computers. Every now and then we need to restart our machines. Clean out the clutter, delete old unused files, remove viruses. Whenever a computer in our office is having a problem, the first thing our IT Director will ask is, “Did you reboot?” And yes, that actually work most of the time.
Reality Check: Are You Helping The Situation?
I see it all the time. Someone in the world drops the ball, and doesn’t do something they most likely should have. Didn’t do their job. Didn’t finish a task. Did something incorrectly. You name it. Someone else comes along and does the job, finishes the task, or corrects the mistake. They could be the ‘hero,’ but too often they’re not.
‘Hoping’ Is Fine, But ‘Doing’ Is Always Better
If you’re waiting for your ship to come in, wishing you’d win millions in the lottery, or hoping for that perfect job to come along; I’ve got bad news. The ship’s not coming. Your numbers are not going to be drawn. The perfect job will not magically appear. In fact, there is no ship. (Don’t worry, I’ve got something better.)
Surprise Someone With Your Selflessness Today
I was watching a TV show last night when one of the characters said to the other, “I can take care of myself, I need you to take care of you.” That works I suppose. Of course, there’s another approach too. One where you never have to think of yourself, or worry about your own best interest. That would all be taken care of.
In a Rut? Grab a Pen & Paper and Start Writing
Rarely has there been a time in my life when a situation hasn’t been made better by writing my ideas down. There is something about putting the pen to paper that helps sort things out, and brings a certain clarity that would be elusive if those same thoughts were just floating around in my big, empty head.
Are You Living Your Life Without Regret?
Whether we realize it or not, we are in a large part, a product of every single experience that has been a part of our life up to this point. The good, the bad, and the ugly. All of them. Most of them we probably don’t even remember, but put them all on the table and roll them in to one big ball of experiences, and what you get is; well, you.
Why All The Complaining?
When was the last time you heard someone complaining about something? Ten seconds ago? Thirty seconds ago? A minute ago? I’m officially adding ‘complaining’ to the death and taxes discussion. Too many people spend too much time looking for their next fight. Baseball? I am beginning to think that complaining is America’s pastime.