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Tammy Vigil was born in the teeny, tiny Southern Colorado town of La Jara. But her parents raised her in Westminster—along with two young sisters. She is a proud graduate of Westminster High School. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she worked as weekend anchor and reporter. She also worked as a morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs; as a reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO. She has earned state and national accolades for her reporting.

Before working in television news, Tammy worked in newspaper for four years as a reporter, then, news editor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Political Science from UNC. 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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Recent Articles
  • Effects of wintry weather mean some Colorado campgrounds to remain closed

    GILPIN COUNTY, Colo. — Memorial Day means remembering those who died serving our country. But this holiday is also the unofficial start to the summer vacation season. The long weekend means many will hit Colorado’s campgrounds. But a recent blast of winter weather is causing some unexpected problems. At Chatfield State Park, campers were already enjoying the outdoors just minutes from the city hub Thursday. But the park is completely booked up for the holiday weekend. That’s pretty much the […]

  • Officials warn rabies risk on the rise in Colorado

    DENVER — The number of rabies cases keeps climbing in Colorado — and so does the concern. A number of health agencies and animal shelters urge residents to vaccinate their dogs and cats — and for good reason. Last year, 88 animals tested positive for the almost-always fatal disease. Those animals exposed 113 domestic pets. The pace is to suprass those numbers this year. Veterinarian Kristina Ingram couldn’t have imagined what she’d encounter while working at Community Pet Hospital in Thornton […]

  • Social Security declares Arvada woman dead, takes nearly 18 months to correct mistake

    ARVADA, Colo. — An Arvada woman died about five years ago, but no one told her. And it came as quite a surprise to her late last year. A mistake by the Social Security Administration put a death alert on Catherine’s records — and it caused problems in every area of her life. She asked her last name not be used. Catherine never leaves her west Arvada home without a letter that is an official record of her resurrection from her supposed death. […]

  • Aurora teen who was child shooting victim set to graduate from high school

    AURORA, Colo. — She was just 8 years old when a bullet nearly took her life. Now, nearly nine years later, a victim of random violence is set to accomplish a major achievement in her life. On June 20, 2008 just before 7 p.m., when Sierra Moore was walking to her grandma’s home near Curtis Park when she got caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting. A bullet pierced the side of her chest and went out her back. Her […]

  • Aurora State of City speech fails to address controversial hot topic

    AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora bragged a bit Thursday about the opportunity, development and inclusion within its borders. But what wasn’t said during the mayor’s State of the City speech is one of Aurora’s most controversial topics: Immigration. The Aurora City Council on Monday made it clear with its 6-4 vote that it’s not a so-called sanctuary city. The council wanted to make it clear so people would quit labeling it as such. A city spokesman said the […]

  • Rene Lima-Marin released from prison, then detained by ICE over residency status

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora family thought Wednesday would be one of the best of their lives. But it turned into one of the most disappointing. Their husband and father, Rene Lima-Marin, was supposed to be released from prison Wednesday, but it did not happen. First, the Colorado Department of Corrections said it was waiting for a release document, which Judge Carlos Samour Jr. issued Tuesday. So when the DOC got it, there were still no answers as to when Lima-Marin would […]

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    Family’s ‘prayers have been answered’ as re-imprisoned man ordered to be set free

    AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora man mistakenly released from prison — then re-imprisoned to finish serving a 98-year sentence — will be going home soon. It is news the family of Rene Lima-Marin has been longing to hear for three years. It came courtesy of an Arapahoe County district court judge, who ordered the release of Lima-Marin from prison. Judge Carlos Samour Jr. made his decision in a 165-page court document. He had heard Lima-Marin’s plea for a writ of habeas […]

  • Pop-up park coming to Ballpark neighborhood; residents cheer and jeer

    DENVER — The Ballpark neighborhood is overrun with apartments, parking lots and concrete. But the city of Denver is trying to change that — sort of. It plans to install a pop-up park next month on 21st Street between Larimer  and Lawrence streets. It will be called The Square on 21st. The temporary park will be just one block starting June 15 and lasting two months. Many neighbors say it could be a little slice of open space they long […]

  • Owner of animal sanctuary skips out on Facebook appearance

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The owner of a wild animal sanctuary in Elbert County came under heavy criticism last month for euthanizing nearly a dozen wild animals. Those deaths launched federal and local investigations. And Wednesday, for the first time, Joan Laub was scheduled to give her side of the story. But she failed to show up for a Facebook Live show on “The Animal View.” It’s hosted by The Animal Law Center in Englewood. “She’s had some death threats and feared for her […]

  • Driver hits second-grade boy and takes off

    DENVER — Police were searching for a driver Tuesday who hit a little boy on his way to school then drove off. The child’s grandmother and little sister were also hurt. It happened at South Yates Street and West Ohio Avenue just after 7:30 a.m. as they walked to a nearby bus stop. The 8-year-old boy is recovering at Denver Health Medical Center. His mother said at the very least, he has a concussion. Skid marks on the street and […]

  • Animal Control warns of several rabid skunks found around Denver

    DENVER — Denver Animal Control wants anyone who is spending time outdoors to beware of rabid animals in the city. Colorado has seen 37 cases of wildlife infected with rabies this year. The latest was in Denver, where Animal Control encountered four skunks sickened with the deadly virus. Jefferson County has had the most infected skunks with 15, followed by Elbert, Arapahoe and Denver counties with four each. Denver Animal Control came across one near the 850 block of Knox […]

  • Suspect sought after teenage girl killed when shots fired into Denver fourplex

    DENVER — The search continues for the suspect who opened fire on a west Denver fourplex, killing a 15-year-old girl. It’s not the first time the family that lives there has dealt with major tragedy. The frantic 911 call came in at 3:18 a.m. from 4259 W. Dakota Ave. “Everyone was asleep inside,” police Cmdr. Barb Archer said. But sleep turned into the unthinkable. “It’s a very tragic situation,” she said. Police arrived to find someone had rained a hail of […]