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!”
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Broncos were not the only ones taking a bow Monday night during their national appearance on “Monday Night Football.” A Broomfield teenager was a standout of another sort. Kayla Hruby dazzled the huge audience with her equally huge vocals. The 17-year-old is a student at Broomfield High School by day. And by night, she is a sought-after spectacular singer who has performed the national anthem hundreds of times. But inside Sports Authority Field at Mile High […]
ARVADA, Colo. — A woman who fell 11 stories from a Denver high-rise and lived to tell about it will have a chance to thank those who helped save her life on Tuesday. Taylor Theriault, 26, came to the Curtis Hotel at 14th and Curtis streets for a party in mid-December when she fell from the 15th floor. “It was Dec. 17, I fell from the 15th story. But there was a balcony I fell on. I fell on a […]
AURORA, Colo. — A family of four is taking the city of Aurora to federal court to save the life of their dog. The pit bull was seized by Aurora Animal Services on Jan. 4 after it bit a delivery man. Bandit has been sheltered ever since. The Suren Tatuylan family hired the Animal Law Center, which filed a federal lawsuit and a restraining order to prevent the shelter from euthanizing the 2-year-old pet. “They are completely dedicated to this […]
HUDSON, Colo. — The tiny town of Hudson in northeastern Colorado is building its first elementary school since 1962. And some of that money is coming from potheads. The new Hudson Academy of Arts and Sciences will cost more than $15 million to build. The school won a grant of $4.2 million, paid in part with marijuana taxes. The Weld County Re-3j School District came up with 78 percent of the money through a bond vote. The other 22 percent […]
DENVER — With the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, critics say Colorado could lose more than the richness of diverse cultures. Denver Public Schools was the first in the nation to hire DACA teachers, but the district does not track that number nor that of DACA students. Tuesday’s announcement does not mean those teachers will lose their jobs; the district will protect them as best it can, it said. But thousands of others face uncertain futures — which could […]
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Houston is home to about 1 million homeless dogs and cats, and Harvey damaged many of the shelters housing them. Now Colorado rescue groups are stepping up to help — with hundreds of them headed to the state on Thursday. “We have approximately 800,000 to 1.2 million homeless animals roaming our streets. That’s dogs and cats. They are all over the place. So strays are being picked up all the time and Harvey exacerbated that problem,” said […]
ARVADA, Colo. — Some customers of an Arvada spa that closed in April are out hundreds of dollars after it never made good on their gift certificates. Oasis Day Spa operated for 22 years, about half of that time at 8600 Ralston Road. But now it sits empty and is getting converted into an office building. The owner, 58-year-old Brenda Peterson, sold it in April. A note she left on the door made customers hopeful they’d get their money back. […]
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have been around since 1960. But there’s a push to change the team’s name to better reflect its broader fan base. Michael Scanlon launched an online campaign to gather 76,000 signatures. If he gets that many, he’ll deliver them to the team — and start a conversation with it about changing the popular brand to include fans beyond Denver. “Broncos Country is so much bigger than Denver county that perhaps this idea makes […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — A Colorado brewery is making a huge delivery to hurricane evacuees in Houston. But it’s not beer. Oskar Blues Brewery stopped production Tuesday to can water. Beer usually runs through the Longmont company’s assembly line. But on Tuesday, it was just water. For 20 hours, the brewery stopped canning its famous alcoholic libations. Instead, workers filled 88,800 cans with water. All of it is heading to the flooding disaster in Texas. The brewery said the devastation there […]
ARVADA, Colo. — A terminally ill teenager in Arizona whose birthday is later this month has just one wish. And now an Arvada girl is doing all she can to make that wish come true. It looks a little like a lemonade stand set up outside Kayla Adler’s west Arvada home. But these kids are not selling anything. They are asking anyone who walks or drives by to give something a little more personal — something to rival Hallmark — […]
DENVER — A Denver company has created a life-saving app in hopes of reducing the number of opioid related deaths. In our continuing ‘Dose of Reality’ coverage, FOX31 problem solver Tammy Vigil gives us a look at “opi-rescue.”
AURORA, Colo. — If North Korea or any other country fires a missile, the United States would know within moments. That knowledge comes courtesy of the military men and women at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. Buckley is home to the only spaced-based missile warning system in the nation. The giant white orbs provide visual entertainment for kids — and kids at heart. But their purpose is much more serious: To protect every American and allies from the dangers of […]