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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.

Vail businesses connect with Facebook at Community Boost

Vail businesses connect with Facebook at Community Boost

Why should Vail Valley businesses consider sending someone down to Denver on Monday to attend Facebook’s Community Boost event? Vail Valley Partnership President & CEO Chris Romer sums it up…

Governor addresses explosion of wildfires near Vail, across Colorado

Governor addresses explosion of wildfires near Vail, across Colorado

Wildfires are burning just to the west of Vail and now just to the east after an approximately 100-acre fire erupted on the flanks of Buffalo Mountain just above Silverthorne…

Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan viewed as key to cutting emissions, boosting renewables

Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan viewed as key to cutting emissions, boosting renewables

Minnesota-based Xcel Energy – Colorado’s largest electricity provider with 3.1 million customers – wants the state to approve its massive “Colorado Energy Plan” that would dramatically increase renewable energy consumption…

Frampton praises Olympic bid process, questions mountain rail concept

Frampton praises Olympic bid process, questions mountain rail concept

Ski resort real-estate developer Harry Frampton praised the process that could one day bring the Winter Olympics to Colorado — lauding the efforts of the Denver and Colorado Winter Games…

Vail’s Johnston reaches out to NRA members on gun safety, red flag law

Vail’s Johnston reaches out to NRA members on gun safety, red flag law

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — Vail native and former state Sen. Mike Johnston says he’s the only Democrat in a crowded Colorado governor’s race for his party’s nomination in the June 26…

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

Dear Vice President Mike Pence, this is an open letter to you on Memorial Day thanking you for choosing Vail for some much-needed downtime on this holiday weekend and asking…

Vice President Pence in Vail for Memorial Day weekend, sources confirm

Vice President Pence in Vail for Memorial Day weekend, sources confirm

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Vail on the Friday afternoon kicking off Memorial Day weekend, according to several sources who requested anonymity. A motorcade with a police escort got…

Donovan declared ‘big winner’ in 2018 Colorado legislative session

Donovan declared ‘big winner’ in 2018 Colorado legislative session

State Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, did some good work this past state legislative session despite a tough working environment for women. RealVail.com kicked off the session back in January talking…

Local lawmakers celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day

Local lawmakers celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day

Saturday, May 19, is Colorado Public Lands Day — an annual celebration made possible by Vail state Sen. Kerry Donovan — and a sentiment deemed all the more important by…

State Senate kills red-flag bill supported by local police

State Senate kills red-flag bill supported by local police

A state Senate committee late Monday killed a so-called “red flag” bill that had the support of local law enforcement and would have allowed police and family members to petition…

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