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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
  • Residents of historic black Cole neighborhood speak of race relations in lead up to MLK holiday

    DENVER — As the country pauses to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many attended an interfaith service in his honor Sunday evening. Lawmakers, pastors, and the community were at the the Friendship Baptist Church on Fairfax this evening, many of them talking about how far we’ve come and how far there still is to go when it comes to race relations. FOX31’s Vicente Arenas spoke with people who credit Dr. King with bringing monumental change to the country.  But […]

  • Video shows 6 vehicles being stolen from Loveland car lot

    LOVELAND, Colo. — The search is on for thieves who stole several vehicles in the middle of the night from a car lot in Loveland. The owners of Premier Truck & Auto Center captured the thefts on video just after midnight Monday morning. “It was so unreal. Like, no way. Did this really happen?” said general manager Kenneth Smith. The surveillance video appears to show a man breaking down the door to the car lot’s office. He finds keys to […]

  • People in Denver’s Mar Lee neighborhood want illegally parked RV moved

    DENVER — Some people living in Denver’s Mar Lee neighborhood want an illegally parked RV out of the area. The FOX31 Problem Solvers were told the RV’s owner frequently parks it on different blocks. As of Sunday, it was parked on Hazel Court near South Irving Street. “It’s just not safe. It’s bouncing from block to block,” said one neighbor who asked to not be identified. “It’s been ticketed, but there’s no license plates on it, so who are they […]

  • Castle Rock asks people to stop building rock towers at local park

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The city of Castle Rock is asking people to stop building mounds of stone at a city park. Also known as cairns, the rocks serve a useful purpose for hikers looking for trails. However, Castle Rock officials are asking people to not build them at Philip S. Miller Park. “We put that out on a [Facebook] post to let folks know it’s an activity that we don’t really want to see occur,” said Jeff Smullen, the […]

  • Insurance company gives Colorado family $20,000 in owed payments from sewage damage

    DEER TRAIL, Colo. — A Colorado family contacted the Problem Solvers while having difficulty collecting money owed to them by an insurance company. In September, the Meyer family’s home was flooded with sewage due to a back-up caused by construction crews building a school nearby. The construction company admitted fault, but its insurer has not fully paid the Meyers. In fact, the family is owed $20,000. “We didn’t know if we should run for the hills or what to do,” […]

  • Dogs still held by Larimer County after charges dismissed in November attack

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A Larimer County couple continues fighting to get its dogs back from animal control after they were seized in November. The animal control officer was attacked by the two dogs in a rural area near Johnstown on Nov. 17. The officer was seriously injured. Owners Kenneth Smith and Ronee Rondestvedt said the dogs involved are Duke, a 4-year-old bulldog/boxer/pit bull mix and Max, an 18-month-old Labrador mix. They said shock collars kept both dogs in their […]

  • Research group asks for Coloradans’ input on high-speed train connecting Denver to mountains

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A Littleton-based research group has helped reignite the discussion about the possibility of a high-speed train connecting the Denver area to the mountains. Patty Silverstein, the president and chief economist at Development Research Partners, is spearheading an economic impact survey that is now available for Colorado residents to share their opinions on high-speed transit options. One of the survey’s goals is to determine if high-speed travel is something most Coloradans want. It also tries to determine whether it […]

  • Colorado hospitals to post prices online

    Starting January first, a new federal law will require hospitals across the country to publicly post the prices of their medical services online. The goal of the new law is to help provide patients better information about medical costs. Not everyone thinks the plan will work so well. It’s a good idea, says Beth Allison who recently paid thousands for medical care. Allison says, “I think it’s great. I mean you get stuck with these bills. If I would have […]

  • Car stolen from DIA parking lot, then returned to same lot 5 months later

    DENVER — We’ve all heard about the conspiracy theories at Denver International Airport – now – another real mystery is brewing there. A woman called the FOX31 Problem Solvers to say her car was stolen several months ago. And then it just reappeared. She wants answers and so do we. This is the kind of story you just can’t make up. For one reason or another… People love to come up with conspiracy theories at DIA. There’s that strange-looking blue […]

  • Caught on video: Racial slurs hurled at woman waiting for bus

    DENVER — A Denver woman says she is living in fear after being verbally assaulted with racial slurs. That man’s comments were caught on camera and are now being shared on social media. The woman called police, but she says they couldn’t help her. The woman says she was near the state Capitol at Broadway and Colfax, when out of nowhere a man began to verbally assault her because she was speaking Spanish. Mari, who asked to not be identified, […]

  • Dog returned to Denver-area rescue group with ribs showing, hair missing

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A dog adopted from a metro Denver rescue group was recently returned in terrible condition. Pictures of Labrador retriever mix “Maggie” have been circulating on social media. Earlier this year, she was adopted from Rezdawg Rescue Group and taken to a home in Englewood. In September, Maggie was returned to Rezdawg with her ribs showing and hair missing. Volunteer Daniel Hill couldn’t believe his eyes. “It really is a horrifying and disheartening image to know that this is […]

  • Community holds vigil for mother missing from Woodland Park since Thanksgiving

    WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — People in Woodland Park gathered Thursday night to pray for the safe return of a missing mother. Kelsey Berreth, 29, disappeared on Thanksgiving day. Among those attending the community vigil was Kelsey’s mother. Cheryl Berreth stood off to the side wiping tears as strangers spoke about her daughter. One of the vigil’s organizers told those attending, “The mission for this is to reach out and just show Kelsey is here and this community loves her and […]