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Plaza Voices: The Boulder County Latino History Project

Cover of "La Gente," available at DPL

According to the Pew Research Center, Colorado is home to 1,071,000 Latinos, including immigrants and their descendants as well as Colorado natives, whose families were here before Colorado was part of the United States.

State Flag or Country Flag?

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I'm a big fan of flags. Sometimes I think we should all have our own flag.

Flags have been in the news lately and I've found myself looking at various state flags and paying attention to them. One thing I noticed was how few I could actually pick out or identify on my own. The Western History/Genealogy department also wrote a great blog post about the history of the Colorado state flag.

Colorado's Ghost Glaciers

Landscape from RMNP with and without ice age glaciers. From NPS.

This weekend I hiked up to Arapahoe Glacier in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. It's the largest glacier in Colorado, and definitely an impressive sight--a field of ice covering nearly 40 acres, nestled among towering crags at 12,700 feet. But by glacial standards, Arapahoe Glacier is a pipsqueak. It's tiny compared to great valley glaciers like the one in the second photo, which is in Alaska.

Some Interesting Reading in U.S. Government Docs, really?

Recently, I stumbled across a photo of shrunken heads in a book for librarians about The Serial Set, (or the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, a broad reaching collection of House and Senate reports, documents from committees, agencies and much more) when thoughts of an old horror movie I had watched as a kid involving shrunken heads came to mind.

It was called the Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

African Methodist Episocpal (AME) Shield

In his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, President Obama focused much on the life of Reverend Pinckney and on God's grace - even breaking out into song with the first verse of "Amazing Grace."

In describing his life, Obama said:

Public Benefit Corporations: A Business Model Hybrid

Last year in Reference Services, we helped nearly 500 metro area entrepreneurs find demographic and industry information through our Bizboost service, and also met with almost 100 nonprofit professionals needing information on funding sources.

Nothing Says Summer Like the Extended Essay

Summertime! High school students turn their attentions to hanging out at the pool, snagging tickets to the area's best concerts, and making money with a summer job.

And then there is a group of International Baccalaureate (IB) students who are using the summer months to begin a research journey known as the "Extended Essay."

Plaza Voices: LGBT Immigrants

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As of 2013, there were an estimated 267,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., in addition to approximately 637,000 documented LGBT immigrants, according to a report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Don't be scared - try this quiz!

Mission Impossible

Here's a puzzle to work on.  What do these seemingly random people, places, and things have in common?  What's one thing that ties all of these together?  

The Mission : Impossible films are based on a TV series of the same name and star Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.  Production companies have included Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions, and Bad Robot Productions.

Plaza Voices: Updates on DACA, DAPA, and Colorado License Law

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After the recent ruling from a federal appeals court denying the Obama administration's request to lift the hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, many in the community will be wondering what, if anything, they can be doing to prepare to apply for these programs. (Peo

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