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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.

Congress allows Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, drawing heat from Colorado

Congress allows Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, drawing heat from Colorado

The Republican-controlled Congress on Sunday allowed the nearly 55-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund that’s pumped more than $260 million into Colorado outdoor projects to expire despite bipartisan support for…

Tipton on taxes, national debt: Same subject, different administration

Tipton on taxes, national debt: Same subject, different administration

Jon Mulford admits he’s no longer a resident of Colorado sprawling 3rd Congressional District, having sold his property in the Roaring Fork River Valley and moved to Arizona. Still, he…

Time to go all big-stick Teddy on the tech industry?

Time to go all big-stick Teddy on the tech industry?

I was 14 when the Buggles 1979 hit “Video killed the Radio Star” came out. Stupidly, I went into newspapers anyway – first delivering them, then writing for them —…

Bennet a no vote on Kavanaugh as AG candidates Brauchler, Weiser talk process

Bennet a no vote on Kavanaugh as AG candidates Brauchler, Weiser talk process

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, announced on Tuesday that he will vote against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here’s the letter he sent…

Colorado attorney general candidates weigh in on opioid lawsuit

Colorado attorney general candidates weigh in on opioid lawsuit

Democrat Phil Weiser has consistently said he’ll sue pharmaceutical companies responsible for Colorado’s opioid epidemic on day one if he’s elected attorney general on Nov. 6. Republican George Brauchler maintains…

Tipton camp calls Hickenlooper endorsement of Mitsch Bush ‘bizarre’

Tipton camp calls Hickenlooper endorsement of Mitsch Bush ‘bizarre’

Gov. John Hickenlooper this week endorsed the campaign of fellow Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush as the former state representative and Routt County commissioner tries to unseat four-term Republican U.S. Rep.…

Weiser worried Kavanaugh will skew SCOTUS, erode rule of law under attack by President Trump

Weiser worried Kavanaugh will skew SCOTUS, erode rule of law under attack by President Trump

Tuesday’s chaotic kickoff to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearing before the U.S. Senate underscores the nation’s bitter partisan divide and the critical importance of the issues the…

Local school officials back Amendment 73 to bolster sub-par education funding

Local school officials back Amendment 73 to bolster sub-par education funding

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily on Aug. 29: New Eagle County Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlos Ramirez was shopping at Costco in Gypsum…

Hannah, Young: A match made in protest heaven

Hannah, Young: A match made in protest heaven

I met and interviewed actress and activist Daryl Hannah a bit by accident in Montrose, Colo., in 2009 when she was attending a county commissioner hearing for proposed uranium mill…

Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan OK’d by PUC as conservation groups celebrate

Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan OK’d by PUC as conservation groups celebrate

One of Colorado’s leading conservation groups lauded the approval Monday by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission of Xcel Energy’s ambitious Colorado Energy Plan, which will shut down two coal-fired power…

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