Medicare has been in the news lately for turning 50 years old! President Johnson signed Public Law 89-97 on July 30, 1965, creating Medicare. The new law provided access to basic health care benefits available to all citizens 65 or older, regardless of income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.