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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.

As ACA deadline looms, focus shifts to policy solutions on Western Slope

As ACA deadline looms, focus shifts to policy solutions on Western Slope

With just a handful of days left to sign up for first-of-the-year health-insurance coverage on the individual market, Colorado is actually trending ahead of the nation in terms of signing…

Xcel lauds local Holy Cross Energy as 8-state utility rolls out carbon-free plan

Xcel lauds local Holy Cross Energy as 8-state utility rolls out carbon-free plan

Holy Cross Energy – the local rural electric co-op – got some serious love on an Xcel Energy conference call with reporters to announce what the eight-state electric utility is…

Xcel Energy announces plan to be 100-percent carbon-free by 2050

Xcel Energy announces plan to be 100-percent carbon-free by 2050

Xcel Energy officials in Denver on Tuesday unveiled what the eight-state electric utility is calling “the most ambitious [carbon reduction plans] announced to date within the electric power industry.” The…

Double gold medalist Ligety gives Utah edge over Denver in Olympic chase

Double gold medalist Ligety gives Utah edge over Denver in Olympic chase

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — With Reno-Tahoe now out of the running, some of Utah’s most accomplished Olympic athletes feel very confident their state has a strong advantage in its competition…

Svindal gets why Vonn is coming back for one last shot at Lake Louise

Svindal gets why Vonn is coming back for one last shot at Lake Louise

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal knows what it’s like to come back from injury to take on one of your favorite ski-racing venues. The Norwegian superstar suffered a terrible injury at…

Led by Patagonia, outdoor industry pushes back on Trump’s climate-change denial

Led by Patagonia, outdoor industry pushes back on Trump’s climate-change denial

Outdoor clothing and gear manufacture Patagonia on Wednesday announced it’s giving the company’s $10 million windfall from last year’s “irresponsible tax cuts” to groups “defending our air, water and land,”…

Please support RealVail.com, journalism in general on #GivingTuesday and beyond

Please support RealVail.com, journalism in general on #GivingTuesday and beyond

On this #GivingTuesday, I encourage anyone concerned about the state of our democracy to find a worthy for-profit or non-profit news organization and make a contribution, no matter how small.…

Dire climate report underscores lost policy opportunities under Obama, Pelosi

Dire climate report underscores lost policy opportunities under Obama, Pelosi

Thirteen Trump administration agencies on Friday issued a dire warning about the economic and environmental threat posed by man-made global climate change – directly contradicting the fossil-fuel-friendly policies of the…

Snow continues as rumors swirl around opening of Back Bowls at Vail

Snow continues as rumors swirl around opening of Back Bowls at Vail

Editor’s note: Sun Up Bowl opened on Saturday morning, Nov. 24, with both Chair 5 and Chair 9 cranking up. Heavy snow started pounding the Vail Valley at about 12:15…

Following LEV OK, Colorado to consider California’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) standard by 2022

Following LEV OK, Colorado to consider California’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) standard by 2022

As expected, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission on Friday approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022…

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