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.
THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton woman is warning others after she says her family’s dinner exploded in their kitchen. Melissa Leyva says her pressure cooker exploded like a bomb, blasting boiling water all over her body. “I was crying. I was screaming. It hurt. My shirt felt like it was on fire,” Leyva said. Leyva had just finished cooking a roast beef dinner and went to remove the lid on her pressure cooker when she was burned. “I opened the […]
CORTEZ, Colo. — Drive down Highway 491 in Cortez, and it’s tough to miss the Antique Corral. The shop is a bit of an antique itself, a popular store attracting tourists and others for several decades. However, the store’s shelves are also stocked with some controversy. “I was angry, confused, shocked and absolutely just dumbfounded,” said Nicola Shanks. Shanks was shopping at the store several months ago when she says she stumbled upon several signs she believes were racist in […]
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — There are some things that should just go without saying in traffic: always stop at red lights, wait for a signal to cross the street and never rip a crosswalk signal to shreds, even if it doesn’t seem to be working quite right. Wheat Ridge police say that’s exactly what happened at West 38th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. Someone ripped a crosswalk signal and sign from a pole and tossed it on the […]
AURORA, Colo. — A man reportedly exposed himself at the playground at Iowa Elementary School in Aurora on Wednesday. “I was extremely angry. I was livid. I was beyond myself. I was like, ‘Why is this happening?'” said Cathy Morgan, the mother of a second grader at the school. Morgan’s son Quincy was at recess when, according to police, a man walked onto the playground, took off his shirt and mooned the school. “My son said he wasn’t so afraid […]
DENVER — Colorado’s drone mystery continues and descriptions of drone sightings on the eastern Plains are offering a few clues about what may be occurring. Some have described the drones as having rotors. Others say they resemble small planes. Both may be correct. There are multi-rotor drones and fixed-wing drones. “An aircraft like this (fixed wing) can fly for three to four hours with the same battery. A multi-rotor can only for about 30 minutes,” explained Eric Frew, a professor […]
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Centennial-based drone dealer says it knows what’s behind all the mystery lights hovering over Castle Rock in recent days, and they aren’t drones. Multicopter Warehouse says the lights are the Starlink satellites launched into space by SpaceX. So far, 182 of the mini-satellites have been launched aboard rockets, part of a plan to provide broadband internet service around the globe. “The launches just started recently and they’re going to occur every other week for about a […]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado’s drone mystery is expanding. The mysterious aircraft are now being spotted on the outskirts of metro Denver. Dozens of Castle Rock and Parker residents have reported seeing the large drones hovering over their cities for the past several days. Additionally, a handful of Fort Collins residents have reported large numbers of drones over that city. “They were like four to five feet, just all blinking lights,” said Scott LiCausi, a Castle Rock resident who has […]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Kendrick Castillo’s parents have filed a claim against STEM School Highlands Ranch and the Douglas County School District, alleging the school and district did not do enough to prevent the May 2019 shooting in which Castillo was killed. The claim alleges the school and district “failed to exercise reasonable care to protect Kendrick Castillo and all students, faculty, and staff from harm from acts committed by the shooter who killed Kendrick Castillo.” The claim states that […]
DENVER — Video shows teens riding electric scooters across thin ice on a Denver pond. FOX31 crews recorded two people riding electric scooters across the frozen surface Thursday at Barnum Park. “I’ve never seen anything like that before, scooters on the ice,” said Cpt. Travis Hopwood with West Metro Fire Rescue. The video is concerning to firefighters at West Metro because most ponds and lakes in the metro area are just starting to freeze over. “The big risk is you […]
AURORA, Colo. — What’s old is new again. Aurora native Mikayla Algeo met up with two friends for a Jonas Brothers concert last month in Omaha. The teens quickly realized they were all dressed exactly the same, wearing denim jackets, black pants and white shoes. “They just got in the car and we were like, ‘Woah! This is awkward. One of us needs to change,'” explained Algeo. Then they arrived at the stadium. “We were standing in line and there […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –Four women are now facing charges in connection to an ongoing investigation at the Play Mountain Place Daycare in Colorado Springs. The daycare’s owner, Carla Faith, is charged with child abuse and attempt to influence a public servant, accused of hiding nearly 30 kids behind a fake wall in the facility and housing more children than permitted. Three other employees have also been arrested. Christina Swauger, Katelynne Nelson, and Valerie Fresquez are also facing misdemeanor child abuse […]
DENVER — Washington Park is the place Ron Johnson comes for quiet reflection and prayer. Last week was no different for the local pastor. However, his prayer was a lot more urgent. “I was definitely scared. My heart was pumping. The whole thing just seemed surreal, like I can’t believe this is happening,” Johnson explained. Johnson was walking down a sidewalk in the park shortly before sunrise when he noticed a man suddenly changing his path and coming right toward […]