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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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    Identified dog given to wrong person despite chip

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Those tiny animal microchips are marketed as a huge protection to help identify a lost pet. In practice, there has been a sad result. A Westminster family is finding that while their microchip worked, something failed with the animal hospital that scanned their dog. They reached out to the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help. There are pictures of 1-year-old terrier mix Pepper all around the Naylor’s home. But the puppy isn’t there anymore. “She’s a big […]

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    State takes action to try to stop emerald ash borer from spreading beyond Boulder

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — The state is taking on a little bug that can cause big-time destruction of ash trees. The Colorado State Forest Service is setting up traps to detect the emerald ash borer or EAB along high-traffic roads outside Boulder, including U.S. 36, South Boulder Road, Highway 7 and Highway 119. It should finish setting up more than 120 traps in the next couple of weeks. Boulder is the only place in Colorado infested with the tree-killing pest. But insect experts suspect it […]

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    Wounded vets, people with disabilities begin training for Dragon Boat Festival

    DENVER — They came together — wounded veterans, the blind and others with disabilities — to overcome not just a physical challenge, but mental ones too. The group is with Adaptive Adventures, which offers outdoor sports opportunities for the disabled and their families. And Sunday, it kicked off training for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in July. They already face challenges in their lives, but they continue to tackle new trials. “Remember the rotate. Start with the shoulder,” Chris Wiegand of Adaptive Adventures […]

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    Woman turns to Problem Solvers for help getting dishwasher under warranty repaired

    DENVER — A Denver family feels like they’re being taken to the cleaners after trying for months to get their dishwasher fixed, despite having an extended warranty on it. Gabriela Flora and James Walsh bought a four-year warranty for their LG dishwasher December 3, 2011. But now, you’ll find Flora hand-washing a sink full of dishes because her dishwasher–which was under warranty–is broken. “You buy an extended warranty for peace of mind. And all it has been is headaches and […]

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    Road conditions improving as CDOT, neighbors clean up post-storm

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Highways and roadways are looking good after crews spent the weekend cleaning them up after a spring snowstorm. The Colorado Department of Transportation said it was fully deployed during the weekend storm, with about 100 plows out and about in the metro area. But in Centennial, FOX31 Denver reporter Drew Engelbart found more people concerned about getting out of their drive than their actual drive. In Castle Rock, Tammy Vigil found much of the same. Storm resources Full forecast Closures […]

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    Wildlife rescue tied to swingers club gets shut down by state

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Squirrel Creek Wildlife Rescue said a state agency in charge of managing animals is hurting and killing them. The cages and incubators at Squirrel Creek that once housed thousands of injured and sick wild animals now sit empty — except for a few wayward squirrels that have come in on their own and three pet rabbits. “We were very traumatized by what happened,” Squirrel Creek owner Kendall Seifert said. Seifert said on March 16, Colorado Parks and Wildlife […]

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    Police searching for rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition stolen from high school party

    GLENDALE, Colo. — Police sounded the alarm about the public’s safety after a thief stole a semiautomatic rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from an apartment two weeks ago. The theft happened during a spring break party at a luxury apartment building at 4550 Cherry Creek Drive South. Police said mainly Denver East High School students attended the party March 28. A 16-year-old hosted the celebration while his father was out of town. The party ended with a potential threat to the public […]

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    Nonprofit that makes quilts for kids in need seeks help

    FORT LUPTON, Colo. — A humble nonprofit that has been making quilts for kids in crisis for more than a decade now needs help itself. Kidz Quiltz in Fort Lupton has made thousands of quilts and shipped them off to the far corners of the world, including earthquake-devastated Haiti, impoverished Africa, and closer to home, tornado-ravaged Windsor and Holly. But the couple behind the nonprofit has hit a rough patch — and wonders how long they can help those who need it […]

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    Troopers on patrol against distracted drivers

    DENVER — Colorado State Patrol troopers will increase enforcement against distracted drivers starting Friday, saying the enforcement period is meant to save lives. Anything that takes eyes and minds off the road — and hands off the steering wheel — is considered distracted driving. “Every single trooper has responded to some crash that they will never be able to forget throughout their lifetime,” Trooper Josh Lewis said. He has responded to enough crashes to know distracted driving injures and kills. […]

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    Mother’s heartbreak, tribute serve as strong message after two teens killed

    AURORA, Colo. — Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of people ages 4 to 34. But teenagers are the most vulnerable. The Smoky Hill High School community is now struggling with that sad statistic. A promising high school senior and his 17-year-old friend died Saturday in a two-car crash in Aurora. ”I’m coming to grips with it,” Shondra Ray said about the sudden death of her son, Asante or Tay, as his friends called him. Shredded Earth, broken glass and decimated […]

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    Police seek purse snatcher who targeted elderly, disabled woman

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A purse snatcher targeted an elderly disabled woman in Westminster — and it was caught on camera. It happened March 9 about 5:30 p.m. at the King Soopers at West 104th Avenue and Federal Boulevard. “I was just going to grab up some cheese and meat for my son,” said theft victim Fay, who didn’t want to reveal her last name. The 73-year-old didn’t have reason to have her guard up while grocery shopping. “These sort of things […]

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    Former Colorado Avalanche player becomes U.S. citizen

    DENVER — A former Colorado Avalanche player took the oath to become a U.S. citizen. Milan Hejduk has been living in Colorado since he left the Czech Republic to play for the Avalance in 1998. Hejduk retired from hockey three years ago but has continued to live in the Denver area. “It was actually the missing piece of our family because both boys and my wife, they were already citizens,” he said. “So I’m the last piece.” Hejduk and his […]