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!”
DENVER — A Denver man is incensed and confused about racial hatred that came to his front door. The man noticed racist graffiti scribbled on the door to his Cherry Creek North condominium on Sunday night. Miles, who did not want to use his last name, has lived at the condo for years with no problem. “I saw scribbling,” Miles said, adding he didn’t notice the N-word at first glance. The words from a brown marker blend in with the brown […]
ELBERT, Colo. — A fire that destroyed a lodge at a Jewish summer camp early Monday morning near Deckers should have extinguished the fun for dozens of kids. But a competing summer camp extended its hand of friendship and let the kids finish their camp experience 80 miles away in Elbert. “As camp directors, we give the kids tools to think about their Jewish identity and build their connection to Judaism,” said Rabbi Eliav Bock with Camp Ramah in the […]
WINDSOR, Colo. — It stood for nearly 120 years, battered by a tornado nine years ago, then damaged by fire two nights ago. But Tuesday, there was an infusion of federal investigative help to the small northern Colorado town of Windsor — where Sunday, a large fire devastated an iconic building. The town had been eagerly awaiting the reopening of the mill later this year. That time frame won’t happen now. But town officials say the mill will rise from […]
DENVER — A cemetery older than the state of Colorado is worried a new RTD rail line could disrupt its operations. More than 66,000 people rest in peace at Riverside Cemetery at 5201 Brighton Blvd. in Denver. “It’s the oldest active cemetery in Denver,” said Michael Long, with Riverside Cemetery. “It was founded in 1876, two months before Colorado became a state.” But how people have gotten into the cemetery for the past 141 years could be changing. “It’s the only […]
LONE TREE, Colo. — Parents have one more thing to worry about when it comes to their kids. There’s a new app that turns Snapchat into Tinder for teenagers. It’s called Yellow and a Lone Tree mom found it on her daughter’s cellphone. “I started looking in the folder and found this app called Yellow, which looked really kind of harmless. It’s just this yellow square,” said the mom, who wanted to remain anonymous. But Yellow made her see red. “Basically, […]
PARKER, Colo. — An 12-year-old boy hit by a driver who took off, leaving him seriously injured in the street last week, continues to recover. And Colton Love has received a slew of support. On Wednesday, classmates held a bake sale at Stonegate Community Center to raise money for his medical costs. “There was a boy that was hit by a car,” says Colton’s friend and classmate Jack. There were cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts. But nothing as sweet as the […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The city of Lakewood might go the way of Boulder and Golden when it comes to limiting growth. Residents collected thousands of signatures to force the city council to approve a measure that limits the number of housing units or to put it up to a vote of the people. “This initiative is about managing our growth in Lakewood,” said Cathy Kentner, who heads Lakewood Strategic Growth. The schoolteacher and single mom is the force behind the […]
LONGMONT, Colo. — Police are trying to determine who started seven fires in Longmont on Sunday night. The fires were reported between 7:05 p.m. and 7:48 p.m. along the St. Vrain Greenway between the vicinity of Hover Street and Main Street, the Longmont Police Department said. The fires are being investigated as arsons. “It seemed pretty obvious the fires were moving eastbound,” Longmont Fire spokeswoman Molly Cropp said. “Any time you get seven fires within an hour, it’s going to make […]
DENVER — A Denver radio host was arrested for domestic violence on Sunday, the Denver Police Department said. KOA news radio host Steffan Tubbs has been a regular fixture on the station’s morning news show for nearly 12 years. Tubbs was arrested by Denver police at 9:50 a.m. Sunday morning at Platform At Union Station apartments at 1650 Wewatta St. in downtown Denver. He has been charged with domestic violence, disturbance via phone. The 48-year-old has made a career in Denver radio, sharing […]
AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora police chief took an opposing stand to President Donald Trump when it comes to transgender people. Trump announced a ban Tuesday on transgender people serving in the military. Wednesday, Aurora police chief Nick Metz took a page from Trump by turning to Twitter to send a message of acceptance instead of one of exclusion. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow […]
PARKER, Colo. — A woman accused of hitting a boy with her SUV and then taking off Tuesday in Parker remains behind bars Wednesday. And the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office gave a lot of credit to the public for her arrest. The accident happened about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Stonegate Parkway and Creekview Drive. The 49-year-old suspect, Kimberley Miller, lives just more than a mile from where she allegedly hit Colton Love. Investigators said instead of stopping to […]
DENVER — Emergency room staffing companies have been around for decades. But now they are getting a lot of attention — some of it negative — because of criticism they drive up medical costs. A study by Yale University shows hospitals that turn to outside companies to staff emergency rooms see a significant increase in patients’ medical bills. One of those companies, Emcare, part of publicly traded Envision Healthcare, is headquartered in Greenwood Village. Emcare confirms it has a few […]