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Will Holden is an award-winning web editor for KDVR and KWGN. He comes to the sister stations after stops in newspapers, multimedia and network TV

He was an executive producer and columnist at the MountainWest Sports Network, covered college football and anchored an AP award-winning high school football webcast at the Riverside Press-Enterprise and covered Montana State athletics at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He also spent time at the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and Kitsap Sun in the Pacific Northwest.

Holden has been awarded for his feature, news and column writing by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. He was also named Sportswriter of the Year by the Montana Newspapers Association in 2009 and 2010.


Recent Articles
  • A view of the jury box inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Excused Aurora theater shooting juror suggests hanging as penalty option

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It was as blunt a statement as the court had received in two-plus years. And it came from the mouth of Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour. Quoting a potential Aurora theater shooting jurors’ questionnaire, Samour said, “In response to the question dealing with potential penalties, you wrote — and I quote — ‘Hang his a**.’ Is that correct?” “Yes,” the juror responded without a moment’s pause. Both the prosecution and defense agreed to his excusal just […]

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    Suspect in Colorado Springs bombing says NAACP wasn’t target

    COLORADO SPRINGS -- A man was arrested this week in connection with a Jan. 6 bombing that damaged a local NAACP office in Colorado Springs. And authorities are yet to confirm if the NAACP was the target.

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Prosecution carefully avoids calling Holmes by name in theater shooting jury selection

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Would you be capable of sentencing that man to death? It’s a question the prosecution in the Aurora theater shooting trial has posed to each prospective juror through five days of individual questioning as the court works to whittle a jury pool of 9,000 down to 24. It’s a question that always draws an objection from the defense team for James Holmes, the admitted gunman in the July 2012 shooting that left 12 dead and 70 others […]

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    U.S. 34 reopens near Estes Park after SWAT standoff

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Westbound U.S. 34 was closed going into Estes Park on Monday due to a police standoff with a man who “may be armed and suicidal” at a lodge on the eastern edge of the mountain town, according to the Larimer County Sheriff. Shortly before 3 p.m., the sheriff’s office indicated the standoff had ended and the individual was in custody “pending the conclusion of the investigation.” The sheriff’s office confirmed the standoff and the highway closure […]

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    Police: Monte Vista man killed trying to stop woman from driving drunk

    MONTE VISTA, Colo. — Often times friends get the chance to thank the friend or significant other who stopped them from driving drunk. According to police, an intoxicated Monte Vista woman killed a man who was trying to prevent her from getting behind the wheel. Monte Vista Police arrested 21-year-old Autumn Martinez on Sunday for vehicular homicide after she reportedly slammed into a tree while 25-year-old Kendrick Marquez was on the hood of her vehicle. Marquez, who later died from […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Court retains theater shooting juror who said she would ‘never’ impose death penalty

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A young prospective Aurora theater shooting juror told the court during individual questioning on Thursday that she felt the death penalty was “immoral” and she would “never” impose it except on an individual like Hitler. Though it flew in the face of a stern objection from Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler, who may ultimately still have an avenue to excuse this juror, District Court Judge Carlos Samour ruled on Thursday that the court would retain this […]

  • James Holmes appears in court as the next phase of jury selection begins at Arapahoe County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (Sketch: Justin Rush)

    Theater shooting jurors sob, cite religion, call insanity a ‘cop out’ during individual questioning

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — After the first day of individual juror questioning in the Aurora theater shooting trial saw the court retain far more jurors than expected, the second day produced similar results. Things began slow in the Thursday morning session inside the Arapahoe County District Court, with five jurors being questioned instead of the typical six due to one juror apparently failing to check the court website and therefore failing to report for duty. And of those five jurors, just […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Individual questioning of potential jurors in Aurora theater shooting trial begins

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting trial began questioning potential jurors individually Wednesday. They plan to interview nearly 1,000 jurors who were not dismissed after filling out a lengthy questionnaire. The process could take up to 16 weeks. Seven of 12  jurors questioned Wednesday were kept. That’s a lot more than the judge wants to see kept in one day. The prosecution always points directly at James Holmes during individual juror questioning, […]

  • Afton Elaine Burton and Charles Manson. Burton now goes by “Star,” a pet name Manson gave her. (Photo: MansonDirect.com)

    Charles Manson’s fiancée allegedly only wanted him for his (dead) body

    CORCORAN, Calif. — You only want me for my body! It’s become a common accusation in crumbling relationships the world over. But how about, You only want me for my dead body? It’s an accusation that seems befit of someone willing to marry a mass murderer. And according to a new report, it quite literally is. As if the news that St. Louis woman Afton Elain Burton was engaged to marry the 80-year-old Charles Manson wasn’t bizarre enough, the New York […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Video may show James Holmes endangering deputies in Arapahoe County holding cell

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A video discussed at a Monday morning hearing in the Aurora theater shooting trial may show James Holmes endangering Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies while he was being jailed in a courthouse holding cell. And that video may be thrown out by the judge. The issue at hand during Monday morning’s hearing was whether the custodians of this video should have turned the surveillance footage over sooner. Specifically, the video is an 11-minute segment of surveillance footage pulled from Holmes’ stay in an Arapahoe County […]

  • A view of the jury box inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    As many as 3,000 failed to report for jury duty in Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — As many as 3,000 Arapahoe County residents who were issued jury summonses in the Aurora theater shooting trial failed to report for duty. And it seems unlikely that they will face any significant consequences. While 3,000 might seem like a relatively high number, District Court Judge Carlos Samour said he was pleased by the juror turnout for phase one of the selection process, which is slated to end on Feb. 9. Samour even applauded the citizens of […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Breastfeeding mom, man who ‘can’t read’ excused from theater shooting jury pool

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A mother with a doctor’s note requesting she be released from jury duty to breastfeed and a man whose illiteracy claim drew a snark remark from Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour were among 132 jurors dismissed from the pool for the Aurora theater shooting trial on Wednesday. Over 1,300 jurors have been dismissed from a pool that saw 9,000 jury summons mailed out, making it one of the largest jury pools in U.S. history. Close to 1,600 […]