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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.


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    Ex’s Facebook status may have led suspect to set Centennial apartment fire

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A simple Facebook update — among other things — may have led to a massive apartment fire that caused at least $1.5 million in damage and left eight injured in Centennial last month. According to the arrest affidavit for Naomi Almodovar, who was accused of starting the Copper Terrace Apartment fire, the 23-year-old woman’s ex-girlfriend, who she had been accused of assaulting and harassing on multiple occasions, was dating a male resident of the apartment complex. A week before the fire, […]

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    ‘Ms. Puppy’ gets 30 years in Denver murder case

    DENVER — A bizarre, long-running case came to an end in a Denver courtroom Friday afternoon, when 59-year-old Daryl Rasmussen was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murders of Ronald Ford and Ramiro Sanchez. Rasmussen, a reported cross-dresser who also went by the name “Ms. Puppy,” pleaded guilty to murdering the two men after they took him in off the streets, and eluding law enforcement from multiple states for almost three years. According to the indictment against him, Rasmussen stole the couple’s car, and used their […]

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    2nd suspect charged in Rainbow Family stabbing during violent week for group

    RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. — A day after one man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in Red Feather Lakes, a second suspect was named. Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies charged 26-year-old Lorenzo Otranto of Lake Placid, N.Y. with assault after Tuesday’s stabbing, which reportedly occurred at a Rainbow Family gathering in the northwest part of Red Feather Lakes. Police also arrested 37-year-old Norman Wheatley on an assault charge Wednesday. A total of four people were injured in the stabbing, and three — including Otranto and Wheatley […]

  • Nathan Finneman speaks with FOX31 Denver in September 2013, after flying a power paraglider over flood damage in Longmont. Finneman was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 2, 2014, and accused of shining a laser at a Denver Police helicopter on multiple occasions.

    Man indicted for aiming laser at Denver Police helicopter

    DENVER — A Denver man was in court and facing a federal indictment Thursday, accused of pointing a laser at a Denver Police helicopter on multiple occasions. Nathan James Finneman, 26, allegedly aimed a laser beam at a Denver Police helicopter twice on on April 19, 2013 and once the following day. Apparently thanks to technology on board the helicopter, known as “Air One,” police said they were able to track the source of the laser to Finneman. Details about the […]

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    Armed robbery at Longmont gas station caught on tape

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Police were on the lookout for two suspects Thursday after an armed robbery was caught on tape at a Longmont gas station the night before. Longmont Police spokesperson Jeff Satur said officers were called to the scene of the robbery at Western Convenience Gas, located at the corner of Main Street and 15th Avenue, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Surveillance video showed two hooded and masked suspects entering the store, with one wielding a sawed-off shotgun. The suspects […]

  • Man lays claim to African land to make daughter real life ‘princess’

    ABINGDON, Va. — This dad is really raising the bar for birthdays. Jeremiah Heaton, 38, has laid claim to 800 square miles of land in northeastern Africa. Why? So 7-year old-daughter can be a real princess. Heaton is a father of three, lives in Virginia, works in the mining industry and ran for a state congressional seat in 2012. His effort to become a king first came to fruition after a winter afternoon spent playing with his daughter Emily. “She got this […]

  • 2 Denver Sheriff’s Office employees placed on leave after detainee incident

    DENVER -- Two veterans of the Denver County Sheriff's Department have been placed on leave after an incident with a detainee, a department spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

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    Study: Peers view young women who post sexy social media pics as less competent

    BOULDER, Colo. — A psychiatrist who now works at the University of Colorado just released a study that suggests those sexy selfies aren’t doing young women any favors among their peers. The work was published in the “Psychology of Popular Media Culture” journal by Elizabeth Daniels, a former Oregon State psychologist who is currently an assistant professor at CU’s campus in Colorado Springs. In the study, Daniels asked 58 girls aged 13 to 18 and 60 young adult women aged 17 to 25 to […]

  • Toddler maimed, dog killed, woman jailed after 2 bizarre days in Commerce City parking lot

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Rainbow Gatherings, Mama Rocket, Zeus, meth, marijuana, transients, pit bulls and Commerce City’s laws against the breed all seem to have played a role in a 19-month-old nearly getting his jaw ripped off, a dog being killed by police officers and a 51-year-old ending up in jail this week. FOX31 Denver first started putting the pieces together in this complicated and convoluted story on Monday night, after getting an exclusive interview with Sue Tacket, the woman who […]

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    3 women accuse Aurora man of sexual assault during online dates

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story contains detailed accusations that are graphic and sexual. In addition, the original arrest affidavit detailed four accusations, but has since been reduced to three. GOLDEN, Colo. — Michael Miller, the man charged with sexually assaulting a Jefferson County woman after meeting her on an online dating site, appeared in court Monday morning, at which point the JeffCo District Attorney’s Office released an affidavit that included sexual assault allegations from two other women. District attorney spokesperson Pam Russell confirmed that […]

  • ‘Revenge porn’ suspect speaks out about charges

    DENVER — Denver began trying its first “revenge porn” case Friday, but much of the state was still waiting to hear the details of the case or how prosecutors would approach it. Michael Clasen, 25, appeared in court Friday to be advised of the six charges against him, which included two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of stalking, possession of an illegal weapon and perhaps the most-compelling charge: posting an image for harassment. It’s the first such charge to be filed in the state after the […]

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    Denver sees spike in number of Honda car thefts

    DENVER — Police put out an alert on Friday advising owners of earlier-model Hondas that their cars are becoming a favorite target of thieves. In particular, Denver Police said they have seen a spike in the number of car thefts pertaining to 1990s model Hondas. During the months of May and June of 2014, Denver Police said 156 Honda Civics and Accords were reported stolen, compared to 59 during the same time frame in 2013 “Denver overall has seen a decline […]