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Tammy Vigil was born, raised, and educated here in Denver, CO. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she was weekend anchor and reporter. Previous experience includes being morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs, CO, reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO.

She interned for KUSA-TV ( NBC) in Denver, CO and was news editor and writer for the UNC Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She graduated with honors.

On her hidden talents…

“I’ve become quite skilled at flawlessly applying my makeup while in the news van, barreling down the road, over speed bumps and pot holes. Some people poke their eye out doing this!”

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    2 south metro Denver gun stores robbed within 24 hours

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Two major gun heists happened within 24 hours in Littleton. And now the federal investigators wonder if they’re connected. The first smash-and-grab happened at Colorado Gun Broker at 8966 W. Bowles Ave. about 3: 45 a.m. Tuesday. The latest happened at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, nearly seven miles away at Triple J Armory at 311 E. County Line Road. “I just drove up here and saw this,” said Fran Carpio, who had stopped by Triple J Armory to buy some ammunition. But instead, he encountered […]

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    2 state prison guards face charges, lawsuit for excessive force

    DENVER — A Colorado Department of Corrections officer and a former prison guard are facing criminal charges and a lawsuit in an excessive-force case. The two men and several others within the Department of Corrections face a federal lawsuit in what an investigator calls “the most heinous case of excessive force” he has ever seen. Shawn Lovett, 30, was knocked unconscious after being slammed head first into a floor and kneeled on his back during a September 2014 incident at the […]

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    Deer shows up in downtown Denver

    DENVER — Wild animals are grabbing news headlines across the country. There’s the alligator in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A mountain lion in Aspen. But closer to Denver, wild animals are increasingly crossing into urban areas and it often ends badly for the animals. A doe might have caused a few double takes late Sunday afternoon. She appeared out of place on a sidewalk across from the FOX31 Denver studios at 100 E. Speer Blvd. She then sauntered across the street toward a busy […]

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    Denver police give drivers, cyclists heads-up before Bike to Work Day

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department issued a warning Wednesday for drivers to watch out for bicyclists as one of the biggest bike events in the state approaches. About 10,000 people bike to work every day in Denver. And those numbers will triple Wednesday during the city’s Bike to Work event. The huge numbers mean a bigger potential for accidents and injuries. Relaxing outside a 15th Street cafe can make Tyler Hanson a little tense. “Here we see a lot of people […]

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    Rocks at bus stop make boarding bus hard for disabled man

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — A man already dealing with a debilitating disability now faces another problem getting around. The RTD bus is his only way to travel, but he’s finding the ride is not so easy to catch. A car accident in 2008 already makes it tough for David Phillis, 48, to move around. “I don’t walk that far,” he said. But he’s finding getting around on RTD is no easy task either. “It’s really discouraging, aggravating too,” said Phillis, who uses […]

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    Drivers pump diesel instead of unleaded because of mistake at gas station

    DENVER — Drivers in Colorado have been enjoying lower gas prices for months. But for some, a fuel discount is costing them a lot more than they could have imagined. On June 1, the King Soopers at West Evans Avenue and South Clay Street sold customers the wrong fuel by mistake. “I gas here all the time,” customer Sean Williams said. He likes how close the fuel station is to his home — not to mention the discounts. But a mistake by […]

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    Estate company accused of ripping off family after death of father

    DENVER — A warning about a Colorado business that  claims it will take away the work and stress of selling your family’s personal belongings. But one Littleton family said Ellenberger Auctions and Estates did just the opposite at the most painful time in their lives. The family contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help. Jodie Sheppard said she knows she should have done the research. It might have saved her family heartache and a lot of money. Already dealing […]

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    Nearest call yet for an Aurora firehouse: Baby born in driveway

    AURORA, Colo. — Firefighters usually respond to emergencies, but Sunday morning, an emergency came to them. “Four in the morning, someone is banging on the back of the firehouse and it’s not tragic. That was surprising,” fire engineer Zac Varela said. He said almost instantaneously, they got a call too so the alarm tones sounded. And crews were getting ready to head out. “When I see the door come open, there’s a gold SUV on the ramp. I am thinking, ‘What idiot […]

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    Dog missing from backyard found with woman associated with animal rescue

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. —  What started as a search for a lost dog turned into a dog-napping investigation, and it ended with the happy hound back home with her family. But there are lingering questions about what happened to Pepper while she was gone for two months. The Westminster Police Department said it is still investigating what seems like a strange set of circumstances. In March, an unidentified woman brought the dog into an Englewood animal hospital where a microchip revealed she had […]

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    Demolition begins of dilapidated Regatta Plaza in Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — It’s kind of like a bad neighbor moving away. That’s how some people feel about a dilapidated shopping center that is undergoing a transformation. The city of Aurora is taking a big step forward in redeveloping a property that had languished for about a decade. Up to 15 new buildings will rise from the decaying Regatta Plaza on South Parker Road. When it’s complete, there will be triple the square footage for retail, office space and apartments. […]

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    Some Coloradans think train horns have gone too far

    DENVER — Trains have long been a part of a Colorado’s rugged history. But now some communities question whether the government’s push for safety is pitting it against their quality of life. Next month, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration, Sarah Feinberg, will visit northern Colorado to see the impacts of blaring train horns on residents and businesses. The FRA is re-evaluating the strict use of train horns. Some people say something has to change. “The beauty of an alley […]

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    U.S. Olympic officials take steps to protect athletes from Zika virus

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Olympics are 72 days out, which means athletes are going all out in their preparation to compete on the world’s largest stage. Several athletes are getting ready at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and that includes addressing a challenge to athletes’ health because the games are in Brazil. “What do they need to maximize their ability to perform on the field of play? Then, we bring those services and resources together,” said Alan Ashley, […]