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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 look at the fun from last year's Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch Pumpkin Festival.

    Front Range Halloween and Fall Fun Guide

    DENVER — Celebrate the season of fall and the Halloween holiday this year by partaking in one of the Front Range’s many pumpkin harvests, corn mazes, trick-or-treat streets or boo at the zoos, just to name a few. You can find a detailed look at the fall events in your area by clicking on the icons in the map above. The location of the events and their websites can be found in the pop-up bubble when you click on those icons. Below is a brief map key. […]

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    Cryptic NFL rule leads to penalty for Muslim player’s prayer celebration

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanks, it seems, to a convoluted rule born out of cheekiness, Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was penalized on Monday Night Football for dropping to his knees to pray. On Tuesday, the NFL said its officials made a mistake in penalizing Abdullah, who is Muslim, for dropping to both knees and bowing forward to pray — as is customary of his religion — after scoring a touchdown on a pass he intercepted from New England Patriots quarterback Tom […]

  • Severe storm over Aurora, Colo. September 29, 2014. Photo by: Daryl Orr

    Damaging hail, heavy rain, snow hit Colorado

    DENVER -- Severe thunderstorms began across Colorado around 2 p.m. Monday, with some spots experiencing heavy rain, hail, snow and tornado watches.

  • Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called Jefferson County students protesting over a school board proposal "punks" in a segment on her show on Sept. 26, 2014. (Credit: Fox News)

    Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson calls JeffCo student protesters ‘punks’

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — “What’s up with these punks?” That’s what Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked prior to a story on the hundreds Jefferson County high school students who have for the last week been protesting a proposal to review the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum that many conservatives feel is unpatriotic. At times in a segment following the story, in which she offered her take on the protests, Carlson articulately echoed the rallying cry being voiced by many critics of the JeffCo protests. At […]

  • One of the multiple DVD covers for the movie "Frozen" is just one of many things that Isabella Tanikumi claims was stolen from her autobiography "Living My Truth." (Credit: The Walt Disney Company)

    Lawsuit: Disney ripped off my life story in “Frozen”

    LOS ANGELES — A woman claims that The Walt Disney Company ripped off her life story in the hit movie “Frozen.”  Now she’s suing. Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney for $250 million and is demanding a jury trial. Tanikumi claims the movie is based on her 2010 autobiography called “Living My Truth.” The book outlines Tanikumi’s life growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru, according to E! News. According to the report,Frozen was said to be inspired by Hans Christian […]

  • These Star Barz would not be in compliance with new marijuana edible rules set by the Colorado Department of Revenue because they offer 10 serving sizes of THC and cannot be broken into 10 clear pieces.

    New Colorado rules set for marijuana edibles packaging, serving sizes

    DENVER — Amid cries for tighter regulations on marijuana edibles after a rash of recent incidents, the Colorado Department of Revenue has posted new specific rules for the state’s legal marijuana industry that will go into effect in February 2015. In these new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams, and has also set the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams of THC. In addition, “the amount […]

  • Cody Alan Powell

    Loveland man pleads guilty to attempted murder of police officer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Loveland man charged with attempting to murder a police officer pleaded guilty Thursday morning in a courtroom packed with law enforcement members from across northern Colorado. Cody Powell, 23, pleaded guilty to attempted first degree murder and a crime of violence. The plea means Powell will received a mandatory prison sentence in the range of 16-48 years depending on a judge ruling, which is scheduled for Dec. 17. Powell pleaded guilty to shooting Loveland Police […]

  • Vista Ridge High School in Colorado Springs. (Credit: Google Earth)

    Vista Ridge High School evacuated due to ‘airborne irritant’

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A large Colorado Springs high school was evacuated Thursday morning due to an “airborne irritant,” according to district officials. Dustin Senger, a spokesperson for Falcon School District 49, said Vista Ridge High School was evacuated around 10:45 a.m. at the recommendation of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. “CSFD is working with school officials and the district’s safety and security director to determine if the school is safe to occupy,” Senger said shortly after 11 a.m. “An […]

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    Data breach reported at eight Colorado Jimmy John’s

    DENVER -- Sandwich shop giant Jimmy John’s said on Wednesday that it “learned of a possible security incident involving credit and debit card data at some of Jimmy John’s stores and franchised locations.”

  • A student uses a bullhorn to walk out a protest of Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high school students, who were protesting a curriculum review proposal by the Jefferson County school board. (Credit: Twitter / Nic Garcia)

    Hundreds of students walk out in largest JeffCo school board protest yet

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Students walked out of four different Jefferson County high schools on Wednesday, marking the fourth and largest day of protests against decisions or proposals made by the district’s school board. As many as 700 students left classes at Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools around 8 a.m. Students at Bear Creek High School also indicated they would be protesting Wednesday morning. Later, students at Alameda International High School walked out after a meeting with JeffCo superintendent Dan McMinimee. Since Friday, students have stood […]

  • U.S. 36 will be closed overnight in both directions at Sheridan Boulevard until Jan. 25, 2014, said CDOT.

    I-76 reopened near Fort Morgan after gas leak

    BRUSH, Colo. — I-76 was closed in both directions just east of Fort Morgan up to the town of Brush as emergency workers dealt with a gas leak, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT tweeted about the closure shortly after 10:45 a.m., and a Fort Morgan Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed the closure a short time later. The spokesperson indicated the interstate was closed between exits 86 and 90, and would remain closed until the gas line could be shut […]

  • Customers wait in line at the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

    Colorado DMV having computer issues at driver’s license offices

    DENVER — The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles confirmed that its state driver’s license offices were experiencing computer issues on Wednesday morning. DMV spokesperson Daria Serna said the offices were having “network connectivity issues” as of 9:45 a.m., and did not offer a timetable for when the issues might be resolved. “We are only able to process out-of-state transfers and conduct testing at this time in the offices,” Serna said Wednesday morning. Serna also said that customers can renew their driver’s licenses […]