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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
  • Wildlife sanctuary euthanizes nearly a dozen animals after county rejects plan to relocate

    ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — The Elbert County community mourns the deaths of 11 exotic animals at a wildlife sanctuary last Thursday. Those animal deaths come at the hands of their own owners. The operators of Lion’s Gate Sanctuary euthanized lions, tigers and bears after county commissioners denied their request to relocate the animals to another 43-acre property in the county. Lion’s Gate Sanctuary proved to be no sanctuary at all for 11 exotic animals. The owners of the refuge euthanized […]

  • Aurora to decide fate of pit bull service animal impounded after escaping family home

    AURORA, Colo. — A family reached out to the FOX31 Problem Solvers for help in saving the life of their pit bull service animal. Aurora Animal Services impounded the dog after she escaped the family’s home on April 7. On Wednesday, a court will begin the process of returning the dog to its owners — one who is autistic and suffers from several mental illnesses — or surrendering her to the city. In a worst-case scenario, the city would eventually euthanize the […]

  • Colorado DAV Thrift Stores close for good; profits had helped disabled veterans

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — DAV Thrift Stores operated in Colorado for decades with profits going to assist disabled American veterans and their families. But not anymore as the organization announced last week it shuttered its final two stores in the state. The nonprofit that has served thousands who’ve served now needs help itself. The sign posted to its Lakewood store in the 6800 block of West Alameda Avenue says closed — permanently. The DAV Department of Colorado has no income now. It […]

  • Fort Collins police chief resigns after challenging 18 months

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Fort Collins police chief announced Tuesday he is resigning from the department. John Hutto’s decision comes in the wake of some challenges in the department during his tenure, including one high-profile case of an officer body-slamming a sorority girl that has received national attention recently. Hutto and city manager Darin Atteberry declined interviews other than through email. “After five years with Fort Collins Police Services I have decided to resign my position,” Hutto said. He […]

  • Neighbors say triple homicide victims worked in marijuana industry, were nice people

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A killer remains on the loose as the mystery surrounding a triple homicide in Boulder County deepens. The three victims were found dead inside a home in Coal Creek Canyon on Saturday after the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check. “Still in shock,” says Tricia Pratt, who lives next door to victim Emory Fraker, 39. She and her husband had been longtime neighbors of Fraker, who they called Lee. They can’t believe he will never return […]

  • One arrested after shots fired in Commerce City domestic violence incident

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Nobody was injured and one person was arrested after gunfire was reported Sunday night, the Commerce City Police Department said. Police were called to the 6700 block of Albion Street just before 10:30 a.m. on reports of domestic violence with shots fired. While no one was hit, a family was terrorized by the actions of a man who neighbors say pulled the trigger. People who live along the modest street said they often hear arguing coming from […]

  • Bad behavior inside Longmont city buildings can lead to banishment

    LONGMONT, Colo. — You won’t have to attend an etiquette class the next time you visit a city building in Longmont. But you will have to mind your manners. The city began enforcing a new set of behavior standards last month. Longmont leaders took action after residents complained they would never come back to city buildings because of what they saw inside, including drug use, indecent exposure and sexual activity. “I don’t think there’s a place for that in the […]

  • Report: Vehicle exhaust near schools endangers students, teachers

    DENVER — A report shows air pollution remains a major threat to health in Colorado. Environment Colorado Research shows that in 2015, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area ranked sixth in the country for the most days with elevated smog pollution at 176 days. Another report by the Center for Public Integrity shows traffic pollution poses risks to children. Most of the impacted schools are in Denver, with a couple dozen more in neighboring districts. It is the brown cloud — and it makes […]

  • DU students celebrate in the streets after Pioneers win national hockey title

    DENVER — The national University of Denver men’s hockey team returned home to many students likely nursing champion-sized headaches. But apparently, there are no regrets. Saturday night’s win led to celebrations in the streets that forced the Denver Police Department to shut down several roads and bring out riot gear. It had all the makings of a riot: Fires in the streets, rowdy students — some fueled by alcohol — and officers in riot gear ready if the situation deteriorated. […]

  • Grand jury indicts roofing contractor for stealing from 17 customers

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A roofing contractor who was supposed to fix people’s problems is instead accused of creating them. And now, Jonathan McMillan is sitting in jail for it. The 41-year-old from Evergreen is accused of stealing from 17 homeowners — six of them considered at-risk adults. “I knew better, but I didn’t do better,” said one of his victims who doesn’t want to be identified. The 76-year-old Littleton homeowner who battles a lung disease prides herself on her […]

  • Gunfire into Denver home injures child

    DENVER — Multiple gunshots pierced the quiet of night in a Denver neighborhood Monday. And before it was over, a child fell victim and was rushed to the hospital. The injuries were not life-threatening. Residents of the Whittier neighborhood said they suspect gang violence, though the Denver Police Department said it’s too soon to tell. The apartment at 1433 E. 30th Ave. near Humboldt Street might have been targeted by criminals about 10 p.m. Monday. Neighbors said a young woman […]

  • 13-year-old girl identified after dying in Weld County ATV accident

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A 13-year-old girl who died while on an ATV with her friends over the weekend has been identified. Sophia St. Amant of Windsor was out with two friends for a fun adventure on Saturday afternoon in Weld County. And now a small Northern Colorado community grieves. She was an eighth-grader in her first year at Severance Middle School. The school’s principal, Jay Tapia, called St. Amant an “outstanding young lady.” He said a teacher told him, “This […]