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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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    Good Samaritan killed in crash while helping a stranger

    DENVER — She was a Good Samaritan helping someone she didn’t know–and it cost her life. Jana Elliott, 56, is a former Conifer resident, wife and mother who died in a bizarre car accident at 8:52 p.m. Sunday on 6th Avenue and Indiana Street in Lakewood. The man who is accused of hitting her was behind bars Monday. Curtis Blodgett, 24, will be advised of his rights in Jefferson County Court Tuesday. Lakewood Police said he played a part in a bad […]

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    Group collects signatures to put right-to-die proposal on ballot

    DENVER — Twice before they hoped lawmakers could make the change so desperately wanted by many with painful terminal illnesses. Twice, this year and last, the legislature let them down. Now, they’re taking the issue of “death with dignity” into their own hands. In November, it’s likely you’ll get to vote whether to allow medical aid in dying. A right-to-die advocacy group called Compassion & Choices is collecting signatures to put this issue on the ballot. But critics vow they’ll […]

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    Fireworks cause friction between neighbors in Denver

    DENVER — All eyes to the  sky Monday night as we celebrate our nation’s birthday with fireworks. Many cities in the metro have banned personal fireworks. But that isn’t stopping some people. And it’s causing some friction between neighbors. Our patchwork of laws in Colorado makes it confusing to know where fireworks are legal. Some cities allow fireworks that don’t leave the ground. Others don’t allow a thing–like in Denver. RELATED: Know what fireworks are allowed in your area One […]

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    Group drops plans to put liquor sales at grocery stores on Nov. ballot

    DENVER — You can forget about casting your ballot this November to allow grocery stores in our state to sell full-strength beer and wine. Friday the organization that was pushing the ballot measure ended its campaign for change. Many of the 1,650 independent liquor stores in Colorado worried about the impact to their businesses if all 390 grocery stores sold beer and wine. A battle to bring full-strength beer and wine to grocers has fallen as flat as day-old beer. […]

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    2 south metro Denver gun stores robbed within 24 hours

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Two major gun heists happened within 24 hours in Littleton. And now the federal investigators wonder if they’re connected. The first smash-and-grab happened at Colorado Gun Broker at 8966 W. Bowles Ave. about 3: 45 a.m. Tuesday. The latest happened at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, nearly seven miles away at Triple J Armory at 311 E. County Line Road. “I just drove up here and saw this,” said Fran Carpio, who had stopped by Triple J Armory to buy some ammunition. But instead, he encountered […]

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    2 state prison guards face charges, lawsuit for excessive force

    DENVER — A Colorado Department of Corrections officer and a former prison guard are facing criminal charges and a lawsuit in an excessive-force case. The two men and several others within the Department of Corrections face a federal lawsuit in what an investigator calls “the most heinous case of excessive force” he has ever seen. Shawn Lovett, 30, was knocked unconscious after being slammed head first into a floor and kneeled on his back during a September 2014 incident at the […]

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    Deer shows up in downtown Denver

    DENVER — Wild animals are grabbing news headlines across the country. There’s the alligator in Orlando. A mountain lion in Aspen. But closer to Denver, wild animals are increasingly crossing into our urban areas and it often ends badly for the animals. A doe might have caused a few double takes late Sunday afternoon. She appeared out of place on a sidewalk across from our FOX31 Denver News studios at 100 East Speer Boulevard. She then sauntered across the street […]

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    Denver police give drivers, cyclists heads-up before Bike to Work Day

    DENVER — The Denver Police Department issued a warning Wednesday for drivers to watch out for bicyclists as one of the biggest bike events in the state approaches. About 10,000 people bike to work every day in Denver. And those numbers will triple Wednesday during the city’s Bike to Work event. The huge numbers mean a bigger potential for accidents and injuries. Relaxing outside a 15th Street cafe can make Tyler Hanson a little tense. “Here we see a lot of people […]

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    Estate company accused of ripping off family after death of father

    DENVER — A warning about a Colorado business that  claims it will take away the work and stress of selling your family’s personal belongings. But one Littleton family said Ellenberger Auctions and Estates did just the opposite at the most painful time in their lives. The family contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help. Jodie Sheppard said she knows she should have done the research. It might have saved her family heartache and a lot of money. Already dealing […]

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    Healthy baby born at an Aurora firehouse Sunday morning

    AURORA, Colo. — Firefighters usually respond to emergencies, but this morning an emergency came to them. “Four in the morning, someone is banging on the back of the firehouse and it’s not tragic. That was surprising,” says Fire Engineer Zac Varela. He says almost instantaneously, they got a call too—so their alarm tones sounded. And crews were getting ready to head out. “When I see the door come open, there’s a gold SUV on the ramp. I am thinking, ‘What […]