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Telling stories is something I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’d enter storytelling contests and also enjoyed experimenting with cameras (I’d collect them out of trash that was collected by Uncle Bear who drove the trash truck!).

I figured since I liked telling stories and cameras, becoming a reporter would suit me well. Ever since then, I’ve been meeting some of the most interesting people in the world and helping tell their stories.

My curiosity has taken me into wild hurricanes, the death chamber, the White House, blizzards, firestorms and some of the coolest neighborhoods across the country. Living in Denver has been a lifelong goal. The people, bike paths, mountains and weather are just awesome. Thank you for taking time to read my bio.

Please let me know if you have a story idea: vicente.arenas@kdvr.com.

Recent Articles
  • Local immigrants disagree with president’s statements about crime

    DENVER — In the Denver metro area we have seen some high profile crimes involving undocumented immigrants. Two include a fiery crash that left a driver dead on I-70 in Denver and the murder of a man at the Sheridan light rail station. Investigators say both involved undocumented immigrants. A news conference called by President Trump  focused on lives lost in crimes perpetrated by undocumented immigrants. The president’s message: It is undocumented immigrants who are causing families to be permanently […]

  • Denver-area doctor treats immigrant children separated from parents

    DENVER — Immigrant children separated from their parents are in Colorado, according to a Denver-area physician. They ended up in an emergency room with very little information. The children recently went to be treated for things such as dehydration, upper respiratory infections and rashes. They were taken to emergency rooms by foster parents. The three toddlers from Guatemala and Honduras are staying with different foster families. “These kids were all gripped so tightly to their foster mothers that I was having trouble even […]

  • Surveillance video captures thieves stealing bikes from Golden shop

    GOLDEN, Colo. — A popular bicycle shop in Golden said thieves stole $50,000 worth of bikes around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Surveillance footage shows what appears to be two people breaking into the Golden Bike Shop. “They smashed in the front window and made off with about $50,000 worth of high-end bikes,” the shop said in a Facebook post that included a short clip of the surveillance footage. Nearly 50,000 people follow the shop’s Facebook page. “It was really violent. And […]

  • Firefighters make progress on Buffalo Fire in Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters in Silverthorne say they are making progress battling the Buffalo Fire. However, late Wednesday night, residents of evacuated areas were still not being allowed back in their homes. Since Tuesday, the fire has burned about 90 acres near two large subdivisions. It was 20 percent contained. Evacuees were told at a community meeting  the fire is still a threat. “We really just want to go home. We just want to go home,” evacuee Pam Mooney […]

  • Longmont using Ambassador Security Guards to deal with homeless

    LONGMONT, Colo. — On the streets of Longmont , the problem of the homeless at first glance might be hard to spot. The problem though, city administrators say, is getting worse. Now certified security guards called Ambassadors will be patrolling the streets here. Assistant City Manager Sandra Seader said, “They will have the ability to tag any kinds of camps or any unclaimed property… and they will able to assist in getting folks who are suffering from homelessness int our […]

  • FBI agent allegedly drops gun at Denver nightclub, shooting one person in the leg

    DENVER — An FBI agent allegedly dropped his gun at a bar and another patron was shot in the leg early Saturday. Investigators said it appeared to be an accidental shooting. The Denver Police Department said they were called to a report of a shooting at 2201 Lawrence St. at 12:45 a.m. A woman who said she witnessed and recorded the shooting with her cellphone said it happened at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar. In the video, a […]

  • Family members of 2 victims in deadly shooting in west Denver speak out

    DENVER — Denver police have made an arrest in a triple shooting that took place Wednesday. It happened at West 6th Avenue and Perry Street outside of a convenience store and smoke shop. It turns out one of the men killed lived just a few blocks away and had taken his brother to the store. The shooting caught on surveillance tape made headlines. When the shooting stopped, 3 people had been wounded, including two of Desiree Flores’ sons. One of […]

  • Running creates lasting memories for family of Denver man with Alzheimer’s

    DENVER — For the past few months, a Denver man has been preparing for the challenge of a lifetime. He is preparing to run his first marathon while battling early onset Alzheimer’s. His symptoms have been worsening but thanks to his wife and a Craigslist ad, Tom Kerrigan is close to achieving his dream. Kerrigan was diagnosed with the disease six years ago ; he is now 53 years old. His wife, Ann told us, “He is having more and […]

  • Electric scooter sharing program launches in Denver, causes concerns for city officials

    DENVER — If you haven’t seen Neon green electric scooters zipping around downtown Denver, you will soon. The Lime-S scooters hit the sidewalks Friday. But city of Denver officials are threatening to remove them – haul them off – if they get in the way of pedestrians. 200 shared electric scooters were set by the Lime Company on South Broadway  and several other neighborhoods near downtown. Kathleen Trimble rode one for two and half miles and said, “They’re just fun and it’s […]

  • Wrong-way driver blames brain injuries for head-on crash

    DENVER — Nick Rader is the driver who admits to driving head on into traffic on Interstate 225 in Denver’s Tech Center in February. But he says he can’t explain why. Doctors say Rader is suffering from several concussions, similar to those suffered by NFL players. He said the injuries have caused him and his family great pain. He said he has no clue as to what caused him to drive head on into traffic. Rader said he remembers nothing […]

  • Man injured by wrong-way driver seeking justice

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A Highlands Ranch man wants to know why a wrong way driver has not been charged in a horrific crash. Dominic Sagar says he was gasping for air after the wrong way driver slammed into his truck. He was driving an Avalanche pickup truck which was smashed to pieces. It has been three months since the crash happened on I-225 near I-25 in Denver. Denver police tell us no charges have been filed. Sagar tells FOX31, “The airbags deployed. The […]

  • Chatfield High School graduate with cerebral palsy walks across stage

    LITTLETON, Colo. — When Carson Covey was born, his family knew his life would be full of challenges. The Littleton teenager has cerebral palsy. However, he has never allowed the condition to define him. “His whole entire life, [he] has wanted to be treated like everyone else,” Covey’s mother Theresa Major said. Covey once helped the Chatfield High School football team score a touchdown. He graduated from the school on Thursday at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Two years before the graduation, Covey […]