Russell Haythorn, Denver7 News

Russell Haythorn

Denver7 News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Russell:

Colorado's economy is still a model for many states, but is quality of life suffering?

Whether it’s visitors just in town for a few days of vacation, or someone moving to Colorado for the first time – our state gets no shortage of love. But are we loving it to death? → Read More

Linden Street in Ft. Collins to partially open Aug. 5, completely opens by fall

The Linden Street renovation is set to partially open on Aug. 5 after many construction closures and a lot of heartache for local businesses. → Read More

Ice cream vs. pot: Neighborhood group hopes to weed out dispensary proposal near iconic dessert shop

A battle is brewing over a pot shop moving in next to Bonnie Brae Ice Cream. One neighborhood group has vowed to keep fighting, while others say the two can easily co-exist. → Read More

Prices increase 9%, inventory remains historically low in hot Denver housing market

Achieving the American dream isn’t getting any easier, especially in Colorado. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers advance bill expanding Medicaid to undocumented children, pregnant women

The House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services committee voted 8-4 to move forward HB22-1289, which would expand coverage to pregnant women and children, regardless of immigration status. → Read More

Denver's controversial affordable housing plan is criticized by some, praised by others

DENVER — Luke Traeger is comfortable at his home off South Broadway in Denver. “I’m a professional. I work for a start-up based here in Denver,” he said. With a roommate and a good income, his rent is manageable. “I like being able to bike and walk to friend’s houses,” he said. But in a city where the cost of living is skyrocketing, that comfortability is often threatened. “I don’t have a… → Read More

National News Literacy Week: Greeley West High students report for audience beyond walls of school

Greeley West is moving into a new building, which includes an updated space for the student journalism program. This week is the third annual Scripps National News Literacy Week, which makes the expanding journalism story at Greeley West all the more relevant and important. → Read More

Boulder Valley schools set to return after historic fires destroy nearly 1k homes

Ready or not, Boulder Valley schools will resume classes this Wednesday after historic fires destroyed nearly 1,000 homes. → Read More

Historic designation pits neighbor against neighbor in Denver's Congress Park

A historic designation has pitted neighbor against neighbor in Denver's Congress Park. → Read More

Denver changes affordable housing parking rules, paving way for new Five Points development

A plan, which would knock down three vacant houses the Woolfolk’s own at Welton and 30th, hit a major snag because of parking requirements for new development. → Read More

Denver man desperately trying to help get his mom, wife and brother out of Kabul

As thousands try to get out of Afghanistan, at least one man would like nothing more than to go in. → Read More

Denver's red hot housing market balancing out, but experts say it's not a cooldown

While the trend favors buyers, it’s also working out in favor of sellers who previously thought they couldn’t afford to move within the Denver market. → Read More

Tri-County Health Department and Douglas County commissioners clash again on COVID mandates, masks

Talk of another mask mandate is going about as is expected in Douglas County. Douglas County commissioners said Monday that while the delta variant is more contagious, it's not necessarily more dangerous in children. → Read More

Friday marks one year anniversary of Cameron Peak Fire, largest wildfire in Colorado history

The director of the Colorado State Forest Service says the state’s forests are in horrible shape as we approach the one-year anniversaries of the three largest wildfires in state history – Cameron Peak, East Troublesome and Pine Gulch. → Read More

Denver hoping it doesn't strike out All-Star weekend due to hotel, restaurant staffing shortages

Colorado is hoping it doesn't strike out this weekend with severe staffing shortages at hotels and restaurants. → Read More

If you're traveling this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared for random flight cancellations

The Fourth of July will again be celebrated in unprecedented fashion this year. In 2020, our problem was COVID. In 2021, our problem is COVID-induced worker shortages. → Read More

JBS ransomware attack is cautionary tale, which many experts have been warning about for years

Cyber security experts say these kinds of attacks are just as prolific with small and medium-sized businesses. → Read More

Some parents excited, others hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12-15

News of the FDA’s announcement that the Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for children 12-15-years-old has parents on all sides reacting to that expanded use. → Read More

Bottoms up, Denver: City 'consumption zones' will allow you to take your drink with you

If ever there were a sign that normal life is within reach, it's that we've found time for old controversies again. The City of Denver is once again finalizing a plan to let businesses seal off their respective blocks so customers can walk from bar to bar, drink in hand. → Read More

Vaccine cowboys: Coloradans willing to travel hundreds of miles to get COVID-19 vaccine

While some Coloradans aren’t interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, many others are willing to go the distance. → Read More