History

the Denver Mint

The ‘Wildest Gun Battle in Denver History’ Was Also the First Successful Mint Holdup...

The Denver Mint’s 1922 robbery was the “wildest gun battle in Denver history” and the first successful Mint Holdup.

1994 Denver Cold Case Gets 2021 Arrest

The Denver DA in June announced it charged Steven Cumberbatch with the murder of Rita Desjardine, a breakthrough on a 1994 cold case.

The Most Recent Republican Governor of Colorado

The most recent Republican governor was former Gov. Bill Owens, who may be best known for winning his 2002 reelection by the largest majority in state history.
Akram Bada’an

1988 Denver Cold Case Victim Gets ID Through Genetic Genealogy

In a three-decades-old cold case, DNA helped investigators trace Akram Bada’an’s family to Israel and get a positive ID, an important step in the resolution process for cold cases.
An old stethoscope rests on a leather med kit on clean white sheets.

Colorado’s Lukewarm Reaction to the 1921 Sheppard-Towner Act

Congress passed the Sheppard-Towner Act in 1921 to provide federal funding for maternity and child care, but the Act wasn’t renewed past 1929 and state compliance was inconsistent.
A National Guard Sgt. looks out of a helicopter window intently.

Balloon Boy Family Pardoned

Colorado Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Bryan Scott and Sgt. Nick Cornelius searched for Falcon Heene in the sky for more than an hour before the balloon landed without the lost boy inside.
Kathy Arnold

Barrel Racer, Legislator, ‘Hootenanny’ Enthusiast: Kathy Arnold’s Legacy

Kathy Arnold accomplished a lot in her time in the legislature, becoming the first woman chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and sponsoring bills to improve the lives of children in the state.
A 1990s laptop sits open on a plain white desk.

Trade Secret Loophole in 1992 Led to Nearly a Decade of Legal Woes

In the early 1990s, copyright laws didn’t accommodate computer software protections. A gap in case law left Gates Rubber Co. in a challenging legal position for more than six years.
Ben B. Lindsey sits for a black and white portrait in 1909.

A Brief History of Ben B. Lindsey, Controversial Denver Judge and Pioneer of Juvenile...

Ben B. Lindsey is recognized as a founder of the Denver Juvenile Court, but the famous judge was the subject of controversy throughout his legal career.
A seat belt is crossed over a driver who is holding the steering wheel steady.

Click It or Ticket – the Origins of Seat Belt Laws in Colorado

The trio of seat belt laws joined three other safety laws in Colorado, including provisions for traffic safety, accident reporting and the use of helmets for motorcyclists.