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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.


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  • Forest service in Larimer County to start work designed to slow spread of wildfires

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado State Forest Service  in Larimer County says it will soon begin work to help prevent fires from spreading so quickly – should one break out. The hope is to prevent fires like the ones in California from spreading so quickly. The whole idea is to give firefighters the best chance of slowing a wildfire. This area where the work will be done is in Larimer County which is home to the devastating high park […]

  • Wildlife officers forced to euthanize bull elk in Boulder neighborhood

    BOULDER, Colo. — Parks and Wildlife officers were called to a busy street in Boulder Wednesday after getting reports of an elk in trouble. These types of wild animals sometimes avoid human populations. But this one didn’t. And officers soon found out why. The huge bull elk which, was supposed to weigh 800 pounds, only weighed 650. Right away – people in the Boulder neighborhood knew something wasn’t right. Brian Bishop said the elk’s “ribs were showing and (it) was trying […]

  • Fire erupts at Weld County oil site while employees worked on it

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — It happened again. Another fire in Weld County. This one east of Windsor. It happened a few miles from Megan Meyer’s home. “When I heard about it I Immediately drove home because I wanted to see if my roommates had been evacuated.” A tank at a Noble Energy site caught fire while crews worked to cap a 15-year-old well. Windsor Severance Fire Crews put it out quickly. Windsor Severance Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Todd Vess said, […]

  • Colorado veteran severely injured in skiing accident

    A Colorado veteran, and mother of a two-year-old boy, underwent a second surgery Monday after a skiing accident over the weekend. Doctors are saying it’s a miracle Sara Singleton was not paralyzed after tumbling down the slope. Her mother, Cindy Singleton flew in from Tampa to be with her daughter. She told us her daughter is a “single mom working full time, going to school full time and wanted to go ski for the day.” But then, the unexpected happened. […]

  • California massacre has Colorado lawmakers looking at ‘red flag’ laws

    DENVER — The shooting in California is on a lot of people’s minds. That’s especially true for lawmakers who say they will once again consider ‘red flag laws’ in Colorado. They’ve tried to pass the gun legislation before, but failed. Lawmakers told us Thursday it is one of their top priorities. It was the Aurora theater shooting that prompted Tom Sullivan to fight for red flag laws. Sullivan’s son, Alex, was killed in the massacre. “It became  my responsibility to make […]

  • What happens if Proposition 112 passes

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  • Denver Fashion Week begins with veteran-turned-designer headlining first show

    DENVER — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was haunting Duane Topping, a veteran who served in Iraq. He said sewing and fashion helped him escape a world of darkness and anger associated with the mental illness. Organizers selected Topping to showcase his designs at the Lumenati in northeast Denver Sunday night. It is the opening show for Denver Fashion Week. “To be here is such a tremendous accomplishment. When we first started in fashion, this was the first show we’d ever […]

  • CU Boulder fraternity ordered to cease all activities during investigation

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  • Places of worship must be prepared for attacks, local self-defense expert says

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