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David O. Williams is an award-winning freelance reporter based in the Vail Valley of Colorado, writing on health care, immigration, politics, the environment, energy, public lands, outdoor recreation and sports. His work has appeared in 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Colorado Independent, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the London Daily Mirror, the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, Atlantic Media's RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail and Westword (Denver). Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

Colorado Classic cycling race brings best young riders back to Vail Village, Vail Pass

Colorado Classic cycling race brings best young riders back to Vail Village, Vail Pass

The Colorado Classic cycling stage race kicking off in Vail on Thursday will feature some of the best young riders from Mexico and Colombia, according to race organizers. On Tuesday…

Gun debate shaping Colorado attorney general’s race between Brauchler, Weiser

Gun debate shaping Colorado attorney general’s race between Brauchler, Weiser

A story I wrote for Wednesday’s Vail Daily on the open Colorado attorney general’s race in the Nov. 6 general election drew some statewide notice, with the left-leaning website Colorado…

The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

I asked Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday about a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week blaming the magnitude of the ongoing California wildfires on that state’s…

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

I’ve previously outlined my reasons for not subscribing to the Denver Post – one of which involves its vulture capitalist owner Alden Global continuing to slash staff while erecting a…

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

People like to rant about the lack of coverage in their local newspaper these days, as they buy stuff off Craigslist and Amazon – blowing off local businesses that still…

Weiser, Brauchler spar over role of state AG in Trump-Russia controversy

Weiser, Brauchler spar over role of state AG in Trump-Russia controversy

Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Colorado attorney general this week expressed varying degrees of concern about President Donald Trump’s widely criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in…

Experts warn of elevated risk for skin cancer in Colorado high country

Experts warn of elevated risk for skin cancer in Colorado high country

Colorado’s rarified air makes it an ideal place to recreate in Rocky Mountain splendor, but it also makes the state a prime place to contract skin cancer. Walgreens has teamed…

Tipton condemns Russia for election meddling, sponsoring terrorism

Tipton condemns Russia for election meddling, sponsoring terrorism

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Monday issued a statement highly critical of Russia under President Vladimir Putin but not nearly as tough on U.S. President Donald Trump, who was widely criticized…

Colorado could be first in nation with female-majority state legislature

Colorado could be first in nation with female-majority state legislature

A day after President Donald Trump passed on nominating a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court – selecting instead another white man in the form of Brett Kavanaugh – it…

New MyCOBenefits smartphone app streamlines state benefits process

New MyCOBenefits smartphone app streamlines state benefits process

Colorado Department of Human Services officials want Eagle County residents – and people all over the state, really – to know that it just got a lot easier to keep…

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