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Tammy Vigil was born in La Jara, Colo. and raised in Westminster, Colo. 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!”

Recent Articles
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    Multiple goats, sheep, rabbits killed at Urban Farm at Stapleton

    DENVER — Police are dealing with a mystery after the discovery of nearly a dozen animals found slaughtered in Stapleton on Sunday morning. A volunteer at Urban Farm at Stapleton found the carcasses of the animals about 10 a.m. “We have terrible news,” the nonprofit group said on Facebook. “Last night, some person or persons entered our property and caused the death of our goats, sheep and rabbits. We are working with the Denver police to determine who perpetrated this crime. […]

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    Family of woman killed in drunk driving crash frustrated with court

    THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton family lost their mom, who is also a grandmother, to an alleged drunk driver in May. But eight months later, their heartbreak is compounded by a suspect who failed to show up in Adams County Court on Tuesday — and he isn’t facing any consequences for it. Ruane Richardson was allegedly hit by a convicted drunk driver on Washington Street on May 6. She was getting her purse that had fallen off her motorcycle. The […]

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    Community reaches out to support grieving mother of homeless son killed in crash

    DENVER — A Denver woman who lost her homeless son in a hit-and-run on the 16th Street Mall is gaining a flood of support. Diane Scholtes said her son, 38-year-old Christian McDonald, didn’t have anything else good in his life. So she wanted to make sure he had a good funeral. This, even though she is nearly destitute herself. She panhandles every day to pay for her little motel room where she has lived for 2 1/2 years along Smith Road […]

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    Grieving mom pleads for hit-and-run driver to surrender

    DENVER — Police continue to investigate a deadly hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning along the 16th Street Mall. A 38-year-old man with a history of mental illness died after a BMW ran him over at Blake Street about 2:15 a.m. The man’s mother is asking for help to not only catch the driver but to bury her son. “I woke up this morning and said my son won’t be knocking on that door no more,” 64-year-old Diane Scholtes said. In a […]

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    Body language expert tips to get out of a traffic ticket

    BOULDER, Colo. — Getting a traffic ticket can mean a chunk out of your wallet, points against your driver’s license, even time in jail. But you could get out of a traffic ticket by following some very simple rules. Traci Brown, a body language expert, said interaction with an officer can save time and money. “You see the red lights. You get a sense of dread. Here it comes. And there’s nothing you can do about it,” Alex Hearn of […]

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    Theft victim shows how to set up security system practically for free

    DENVER — A Curtis Park woman fed up with thieves stealing packages from her front porch did something about it. She didn’t go out and buy an expensive security system. She found one that didn’t cost her a thing. “They opened the packages and got the gifts out and crumbled up the gift note and threw it back into the empty box,” said the Denver woman, who didn’t want to be identified. So she used her outdated phone to set […]

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    Smash-and-grab thieves steal multiple guns from Brighton tactical store

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — Gun thieves targeted a Brighton gun store early Sunday morning, leaving several deadly weapons in the hands of criminals. South Platte Tactical at 29 S. Fourth Avenue is the latest victim in a string of gun burglaries and an apparent growing crime trend in Colorado. An unconfirmed report said the smash-and-grab burglars made off with more than 40 guns. But the store’s owner, Jacob McIntosh, is still conducting a full audit of his weapon inventory and isn’t ready […]

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    Army veteran fights VA to stop child support payments for a boy who is not his

    AURORA, Colo. — An Army veteran in Aurora said the Department of Veterans Affairs is wrongly garnishing his retirement pay. Elmo Jones, a retired Green Beret, served our country for more than two decades. But he’s going up against a behemoth bureaucracy to stop child support payments for a boy who is not his. The VA is taking a big chunk of his retirement pay each month to pay support for the now-5-year-old boy. It’s something a Colorado court already […]

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    Aurora man mistakenly freed from prison asks judge to reduce 98-year sentence

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An Aurora man mistakenly released from prison decades early and then reimprisoned to finish out his 98-year sentence appeared in Arapahoe County Court on Wednesday. A hearing for a writ of habeas corpus meant Rene Lima-Marin might go free. It was a day his family has been praying for since he went back to prison on Jan. 7, 2014. They had hoped they would get to spend Christmas together. But the wait continues. They rallied outside the Arapahoe County […]

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    Mexican national served as Marine for 8 years, now struggles to get U.S. citizenship

    DENVER — He’s a veteran who served and fought for our country for eight years — even though he’s not even American. He’s a Mexican national with a dream of becoming a US Marine. It propelled him to learn English and get a high school diploma at Kennedy High School in Denver, even though he already had one in Mexico. He was told his service meant automatic citizenship. Then, he found out it isn’t that easy. Now he’s asking for help […]

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    HUD awards Denver $30 million to help revitalize Sun Valley neighborhood

    DENVER — The U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced Denver as the winner Monday of a $30 million grant to revitalize the Sun Valley neighborhood. Denver joins four other cities that will use the money to bring distressed neighborhoods back to life. The Sun Valley neighborhood is located near Sports Authority Field at Mile High, just west of downtown Denver between Federal Boulevard and Interstate 25. The city says homes in the neighborhood are among the most distressed in the […]

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    Denver bond money to pay for decades-old HVAC system on Montbello campus

    DENVER — Denver voters said yes to a $628 million tax package four weeks ago to build new schools and improve existing ones. The first of that money — a total of $8 million — will go to the 1,800 students at five schools on the Montbello campus to improve the schools’ physical and learning environments. The NCAS students learn film production. But they’ve also learned to dress like they’re outside, with coats and hats, when inside for class. A space […]