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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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  • A view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Excused Aurora theater shooting juror suggests hanging as penalty option

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — It was as blunt a statement as the court had received in two-plus years. And it came from the mouth of Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour. Quoting a potential Aurora theater shooting jurors’ questionnaire, Samour said, “In response to the question dealing with potential penalties, you wrote — and I quote — ‘Hang his a**.’ Is that correct?” “Yes,” the juror responded without a moment’s pause. Both the prosecution and defense agreed to his excusal just […]

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    Suspect in Colorado Springs bombing says NAACP wasn’t target

    COLORADO SPRINGS – A man was arrested this week in connection with a Jan. 6 bombing that damaged a local NAACP office in Colorado Springs. And authorities are saying they don’t believe the NAACP was the target. John F. Walsh, the U.S. Attorney in Colorado, confirmed Thaddeus Murphy, 44, was arrested Thursday by federal law enforcement officials, who assumed control of the case in January and began investigating it as a hate crime on the chance the NAACP had been […]

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    U.S. 34 reopen near Estes Park after SWAT standoff

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Westbound U.S. 34 was closed going into Estes Park on Monday due to a police standoff with a man who “may be armed and suicidal” at a lodge on the eastern edge of the mountain town, according to the Larimer County Sheriff. Shortly before 3 p.m., the sheriff’s office indicated the standoff had ended and the individual was in custody “pending the conclusion of the investigation.” The sheriff’s office confirmed the standoff and the highway closure […]

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    Police: Monte Vista man killed trying to stop woman from driving drunk

    MONTE VISTA, Colo. — Often times friends get the chance to thank the friend or significant other who stopped them from driving drunk. According to police, an intoxicated Monte Vista woman killed a man who was trying to prevent her from getting behind the wheel. Monte Vista Police arrested 21-year-old Autumn Martinez on Sunday for vehicular homicide after she reportedly slammed into a tree while 25-year-old Kendrick Marquez was on the hood of her vehicle. Marquez, who later died from […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Individual questioning of potential jurors in Aurora theater shooting trial begins

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting trial began questioning potential jurors individually Wednesday. They plan to interview nearly 1,000 jurors who were not dismissed after filling out a lengthy questionnaire. The process could take up to 16 weeks. Three of the first four jurors questioned Wednesday morning were kept. The prosecution always points directly at James Holmes during individual juror questioning, asking if they can sentence “that man” to death. Defense attorneys […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Video may show James Holmes endangering deputies in Arapahoe County holding cell

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A video discussed at a Monday morning hearing in the Aurora theater shooting trial may show James Holmes endangering Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies while he was being jailed in a courthouse holding cell. And that video may be thrown out by the judge. The issue at hand during Monday morning’s hearing was whether the custodians of this video should have turned the surveillance footage over sooner. Specifically, the video is an 11-minute segment of surveillance footage pulled from Holmes’ stay in an Arapahoe County […]

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  • A view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Aurora theater shooting judge suggests shortening jury selection

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Seemingly encouraged after almost two weeks of court sessions, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour proposed cutting the current phase of jury selection in the Aurora theater shooting trial by almost a week. Samour’s encouragement stemmed from the averages he presented before the court Friday morning. The judge indicated the court has seen an average of 130 jurors completing questionnaires in each of the 16 completed sessions, leading to a little more than 2,000 questionnaires completed. […]

  • A view inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015, at the Arapahoe County. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Potential Aurora theater juror told, ‘You’re not supposed to be here’

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Wednesday morning’s jury selection session in the Aurora theater shooting trial began with a peculiar back-and-forth between a prospective juror and District Court Judge Carlos Samour. It was ultimately determined that the man went above and beyond the call to jury duty. Why? Because it appeared the Post Office sent him a jury summons that wasn’t meant for him. After a period of deliberation Wednesday morning, the court discovered the man’s jury summons had both a name […]

  • A view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    Colorado AG files motion to quash subpoena in Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A family friend of a victim in the Columbine High School tragedy and two individuals with connections to eyewitnesses inside the theater were among the prospective jurors discussed during a Tuesday morning session of jury selection in the Aurora theater shooting trial. District Judge Carlos Samour also addressed a motion filed by the Colorado attorney general to quash one particular subpoena. The motion seemed to catch Arapahoe County Attorney General George Brauchler off-guard, and James Holmes’ defense team […]