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Tammy Vigil was born in La Jara, Colo. and raised in Westminster, Colo. She joined FOX 31 News from KGUN-TV (ABC) in Tucson, AZ where she was weekend anchor and reporter. Previous experience includes being morning anchor/reporter at KRDO-TV (ABC) in Colorado Springs, CO, reporter for KFSM-TV (CBS) in Ft. Smith, AR and KJCT-TV (ABC) in Grand Junction, CO.

She interned for KUSA-TV ( NBC) in Denver, CO and was news editor and writer for the UNC Mirror in Greeley, CO. Tammy earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. 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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    Semi hits and destroys Aspen Peak Cellars

    BAILEY, Colo. — A Bailey couple put so much work and money into wines that no one will ever taste. A semi-trailer crashed into their winery, Aspen Peak Cellars, and demolished it overnight. The devastation goes beyond the loss of a building–but also a livelihood. It’s one of those hard days when Marcel Flukiger and his wife Julie could really use a drink. “It’s our livelihood. What are we going to do?” questions Flukiger. He can’t hardly believe how a semi-truck […]

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    60-year-old woman mauled to death by her son’s dogs

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two dogs have been euthanized after attacking and killing a 60-year-old woman Monday night. Susan Shawl was attacked by her sons dogs at her home in the 31900 block of Black Widow Drive in the Conifer area, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said two suspected terrier-pit bull mix dogs were involved in the attack. Jeffco Sheriff identifies victim of fatal mauling by 2 pit bulls in Conifer as Susan Shawl, 60. @KDVR […]

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    CU students forced out of apartments deemed uninhabitable

    BOULDER, Colo. — Move-in day at CU Boulder turned into move-out day for hundreds of students Thursday. Late Wednesday, the city declared a privately owned, off-campus apartment complex as uninhabitable. That declaration now has students who signed leases at Sterling University Peaks Apartments scrambling for answers as to where they’ll live this school year. Students love that it’s so close to campus–just a couple of blocks away. But they frown upon how the owner went about turning two-bedroom apartments into four-bedrooms. […]

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    JeffCo Public Schools testing for lead in water

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Schools nationwide struggle with lead in their water supplies and that has led Jefferson County Public Schools to voluntarily test the water in each of its 155 schools. The school district has 86,000 students and it tested the water in 91 of its schools. “We suspected we’d find something because of the age of the buildings. The average age is 45 years,” said Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Diana Wilson. The results show the majority of […]

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    Trial bikeway opens along South Broadway in Denver on Monday

    DENVER — A grand experiment to improve bike safety in Denver gets underway at 10 a.m. Monday. But some bicyclists already are getting a jump on the city’s first two-way protected bike lane. The pilot project unveils new ideas for safely moving more people along South Broadway. But not everyone is on board with what could be permanent changes. Some businesses and drivers are reluctant about the experiment that turns one lane of South Broadway into a two-way bike lane. Some say it comes […]

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    Broomfield Police try personal approach to tackle garage burglaries

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — They are places you park your car or store your stuff. But garages can also open the door to criminals. The City of Broomfield is seeing a spike in garage  burglaries this summer. So it is taking a new tactic to help prevent these crimes of opportunity. Problem Solvers were on patrol with Broomfield Officer Larry Ottosen when he spotted a crime waiting to happen. “We’ve seen a recent increase in garage burglaries. About 70 percent of […]

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    Focus on water park safety after deadly accident in Kansas City

    DENVER — It is a place people go to play. But a water park in Kansas City was the scene of the tragic death of a young boy Sunday. And it got us thinking about safety of water parks in the Denver metro area. We visited Water World in Federal Heights to look at what they do to keep you safe. The park has been in business for 37 years, with 12 million visitors and not a single death. Joann […]

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    Drones join search for Geno the dog missing since Nederland wildfire

    NEDERLAND, Colo. — It’s been 18 days since a dog went missing from a home that burned to the ground in the Cold Springs Fire in Nederland. And the search to find him continues to intensify. Volunteers turn to the latest aerial technology to look for the lost and beloved Saint Bernard. He’s a dog bred for rescues. But now volunteers are trying to rescue him. “If he’s in there and he’s moving around you’re going to see a blue […]

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    Child falls 15 feet from apartment window in Thornton

    THORNTON, Colo. — A 3-year-old boy tumbled out of a second-story window on Tuesday morning to a pile of rocks below, the Thornton Police Department said. It was a scary morning for his mother — and a neighbor who said calls to 911 raised her anxiety even more after the child fell at Prairie Green Condominiums off 96th Avenue and Huron Street. “I heard a bump, very sharp,” Fe Dela Cruz Burns said in Spanish. Then, she said she heard a cry […]

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    More evacuation orders lifted at Cold Springs Fire; hundreds return home

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — More people who were forced to evacuate by the Cold Springs Fire are being allowed to permanently return home Wednesday. For days, evacuees of the Cold Springs Fire have been out of their homes as ferocious flames threatened to change their lives as they know it. The fire started Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, hundreds of people who live in the Sugarloaf and Magnolia areas got to go home after two mandatory evacuation orders were lifted. Others were allowed to return home briefly on […]