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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
  • Longmont homeless population declining, police say

    LONGMONT, Colo. — New statistics show a drop in Longmont’s homeless population, according to the city’s deputy police chief. Part of the success is attributed to programs that focus on police having direct conversations with people living on the streets. Some people in Longmont say seeing a homeless person is much less common than it used to be. Business owner Don Jensen said customers used to be afraid to walk through an alley next to his guitar shop because the […]

  • Paramedics prep to sing national anthem at Broncos’ first game of season

    DENVER — As fans and players prepare for Sunday’s Broncos game, a group of paramedics is doing the same. Three paramedics will be singing the national anthem at the Broncos vs. Seahawks game Sunday. They will sing the anthem to honor first responders across Colorado and the country. American Medical Response says its honor guard won a competition to sing the anthem. “I think it means so much especially when you listen to the words and what it represents,” Paramedic Cody […]

  • Man says he was attacked in bar parking lot after not leaving a tip

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Adams County Sheriffs deputies are investigating a case involving a man who says he was severely beaten at a bar after refusing to leave a tip. Those investigators say they are also checking whether a hate crime was committed. Anthony Campas says the scrapes, bruises and cuts on his face came from an attack  in the parking lot at the Ugly Dog Sports Café in Northwest Denver Thursday morning. Campas’ husband, Vicente Martinez said, “When I […]

  • Mail thief caught on doorbell camera

    DENVER — A neighborhood is being credited with helping catch a mail thief. A woman’s Ring doorbell caught the man in Ruby Hill. She asked neighbors for help and the came through. Moments after the man stepped on a porch, a Ring doorbell alerted Diana Chadwick. That alert prompted Chadwick to check to see who’d been at her home. “When I did, I had the pleasure of seeing somebody looking in my window and then reaching into my mailbox,” Chadwick […]

  • Teddy bears from memorial to Shanann Watts and 2 daughters will help comfort others

    FREDERICK, Colo. — A memorial honoring a Frederick mother and her two daughters who were murdered, is now gone. And we are finding out what will happen to it next. Just a couple of days ago,  the front yard of Shannan Watts’ home was filled with giant teddy bears, candles and other mementos to the mother and daughters who were murdered earlier this month. T.J. John of Firestone says the outpouring of love – had to be saved. “I have […]

  • Jefferson County school board to ask voters for money for higher teacher pay, improvements

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County school board is moving forward with plans to place a bond proposal and mill levy override on the November ballot. Several teachers went before the board on Thursday night asking members to place a $33 million mill levy override on the ballot. The tax increase would be used to, among other things, increase salaries to attract and retain quality teachers. Third grade teacher Amanda Garner says pay raises are needed so she and […]

  • Former police officer offers insight into interrogation of a murder suspect

    DENVER — A former police investigator said there are some key things that must take place when  interviewing someone suspected of murder. The topic of police confessions came up after the deaths of Shanann Watts and her two daughters in Frederick last week. The suspect, Christopher Watts, Shannan’s husband, was front and center the whole time. An interview he gave to several news outlets, including FOX31, might have been investigative gold for police. Joseph Schillaci, a former Miami police officer […]

  • Mountain lion spotted roaming golf course in Larkspur

    LARKSPUR, Colo. — At Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur, a mountain lion made a surprise appearance. “I was like oh my God that’s a big cat,” said Jake Timlin, who works at the course. The mountain lion was seen near the eighth earlier this week. The video was posted on the golf course’s Facebook page. “He just came down the stream,” golfer Stuart Bruening said. “I’m sure a number of them have seen people and people have never seen them […]

  • Thieves breaking into large blue mail collection boxes across Denver

    DENVER — U.S. Postal inspectors are sending out a warning to people in several Denver neighborhoods after blue mail collection boxes were broken into. Most of the recent break-ins were in the central Denver area near Interstate 25 and University Boulevard. Eric Adams said it’s “concerning” because he uses this box to mail rent checks and gifts. The box is near Logan Street and I-25 and was recently forced open. The same thing happened in the 1300 block of South […]

  • Woman killed, 3 wounded in distrubance at Thornton bar

    THORNTON, Colo. — One woman was killed and three others were wounded during a large disturbance at a sports bar early Saturday morning, the Thornton Police Department said. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the Extra Point Sports Bar at East 100th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The disturbance started inside the bar and moved outside, according to a police spokesman. Officers from several agencies responded to the scene. When police arrived, officers found several shooting victims. Later, a stabbing […]

  • Helicopter pilot who fights fires told he has to land his aircraft elsewhere

    DOUGLAS CONTY, Colo. — A Douglas County helicopter pilot well known for fighting fires will have to give up his old landing spot for his aircraft. The forced move comes after a neighbor complained about safety concerns. Jeff Armstrong has run his helicopter company, Rampart Helicopter Services,  for 11 years outside Castle Rock. But now, the commercial fire fighting helicopter –  will have to move. Armstrong said, “My initial reaction was pure astonishment that somebody actually complained knowing what we […]

  • Video shows juvenile stealing gun from Castle Rock store

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The owners of a Castle Rock gun store say surveillance cameras captured someone stealing two guns from the shop Thursday. Video appears to show a young man tucking a pistol into the front of his waistband. DCF Guns said the male stole the guns and left in a late-model Jeep Wrangler, which was also captured on camera. The store’s owners took the images to Castle Rock police immediately. They also posted pictures and videos to Facebook, […]