Keagan Harsha is one of FOX31 Denver’s weekend anchors. He is also a reporter during the week.
Keagan grew up just a few states to the north in Montana. However, he comes to Denver from El Paso, Texas where he was the main anchor for KTSM-TV, the NBC affiliate.
Before KTSM, Keagan held anchoring and reporting positions at WCAX, the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vermont. He also worked as a weekend anchor and reporter at KULR, the NBC affiliate in Billings, Montana. He has won of several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his reporting in those states.
Keagan is a graduate of the University of Montana and is an avid Griz fan. He also grew up a huge Colorado Rockies fan and is ecstatic to finally live in a state with like-minded fans who can support him during those losing seasons. Outside of work, Keagan loves hiking and exploring the great outdoors. He and his family are on a quest to visit every national park and the high point of every state. He’s gotten to about half of them so far.
DENVER — Students on the Auraria campus in Denver say they are concerned about their safety due to a large number of homeless people camping out in buildings on campus, defecating in public areas and sleeping in elevators. The campus — located immediately southwest of downtown — is home to the Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cameron Malby is a senior at CU Denver. He says he’s seen arrests and […]
FAIRPLAY, Colo. — Water from a toxic mine is now being turned into potable water. The city of Aurora has spent $34 million to purchase water rights to about 1,400 acre-feet of water a year from the London Mine west of Fairplay. To learn how the water is being extracted and made safe to drink, one must follow the water to its source: a huge underground aquifer near the base of London Mountain. “It’s trapped by a 20-mile-long fault line […]
DENVER — An 89-year-old woman who had never seen the ocean or mountains is now trying to visit all of the 61 national parks in the United States. Joy Ryan, of Ohio, said she rarely vacationed. Her grandson came up with the idea to visit every national park. “I said, ‘Let’s give it a whirl!’ I’m glad to try anything. I said, ‘I’m not going to sit down and drink tea and watch soap operas until I have to’,” Ryan […]
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — If Ryan and Devinne Howell ever needed proof that angels exist, they found it on the other end of a phone call to 911. Missy Piche is a 911 dispatcher in Douglas County who helped talk the Howells through the birth of their daughter, Nellie Maeve Howell. Nellie was born one week ago after the Howells realized they didn’t have time to make it to the hospital. “He (Ryan) had her in the car and I […]
AURORA, Colo. — A fifth grade boy suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a car outside Meadow Point Elementary School in Aurora Monday. Kara Gehring, who witnessed the incident, could only watch in horror as a driver hit the gas and ran over the top of 12-year-old Connor Carson. “He went under the car. His entire body flipped under the car,” said Gehring. “It was horrible. It was one of the most traumatic things I’ve ever seen in […]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A Douglas County 911 dispatcher helped a Sedalia couple deliver a child in a bathtub Tuesday morning. The call came in at 8:34 a.m. Douglas County dispatcher Missy Piche answered. The caller was a panicked Ryan Howell. “I was very nervous, to be honest, and just scared what could happen,” said Howell. Howell’s wife, Devinne, was in labor and he knew he didn’t have time to get her to the hospital. She had called him at work […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman in Colorado Springs picked up an injured bobcat and put it in her car on Thursday morning. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say the woman placed the mortally wounded wild cat in the backseat of her car where her child was seated. Wildlife officials removed the bobcat from the woman’s car. They say it was too injured to react to being picked up and placed in the car. Now CPW is issuing a stern […]
DENVER — Thousands of healthcare workers are threatening to walk off the job as a potential strike looms at Kaiser Permanente. If it happens it would be the largest healthcare strike in Colorado history. The Service Employees International Union Local 105 represents more than 3500 Kaiser workers in Colorado. The union says 96 percent of its voting members supported authorizing a strike. Kaiser is the largest private health insurer in Colorado. About one fourth of all Coloradoans covered under workplace […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — People in the southeast metro area are concerned about a coyote with mange that has been seen near Quincy Reservoir. Fox Hill Park, which is located just southeast of the reservoir, is home to many kinds of wildlife, including several coyotes. At least one of those coyotes has become the talk of the neighborhood due to its mange. “I was so sad because he’s so small, for one, and in bad shape. It’s horrible,” said Tiffany Middleton, […]
AURORA, Colo. — A trailer loaded with fossils valued at more than $100,000 was stolen Sunday in Aurora. The trailer, owned by GeoDecor, was taken from the parking lot of the Crowne Plaza Convention Center at 15500 E. 40th Ave. during the Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show, the company said. The 20-foot, silver-toned trailer held, among other fossils, a 92-million-year-old fossil shark specimen valued at $50,000 that was scheduled to be purchased by a museum. “The theft of the […]
IDAHO SPRINGS — For restaurant owners Dan and Kalong Geltmaker, Two Bears Tap and Grill has been a labor of love five years in the making. It only took a few minutes for that hard work to come undone. Late Friday afternoon a river of mud swallowed the restaurant’s patio. The rain and hail were unlike anything the Geltmakers had ever seen. “It’s a mess. You can’t even use shovels. A week ago the patio was full. The parking lot […]
DENVER — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head up to Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is beautiful this time of year, but don’t expect rave reviews from everyone. The park has several one star reviews on sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor, complaining about everything from a lack of Starbucks to an abundance of wildlife. A visitor named Gary G. wrote, “A congested hell hole of over crowded roads, crazy tourists, and ill tempered park […]