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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.

Hemp oil, CBD transforming professional golf

Hemp oil, CBD transforming professional golf

Editor’s note: A version of this story first ran in the Vail Daily. Scott McCarron has discovered a fountain of youth that has him rocketing up the record book of…

Work visa crisis crippling Vail Valley landscaping, construction firms

Work visa crisis crippling Vail Valley landscaping, construction firms

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in Colorado Politics: VAIL — For nearly 20 years, Glen Ellison of Ceres Landcare and Ceres+ Landscape Architecture in Eagle sponsored…

Vail Resorts CEO Katz in middle of friendly sparring between Polis, Herbert

Vail Resorts CEO Katz in middle of friendly sparring between Polis, Herbert

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis kicked off a Q&A with Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz at the annual Western Governors’ Association meeting in Vail on Monday by asking his opinion of…

Menconi, focused on policy, says it’s too early to talk about political ‘horse races’

Menconi, focused on policy, says it’s too early to talk about political ‘horse races’

Former Democratic Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi isn’t quite ready to jump into the “horse race” of the 3rd Congressional with just under 17 months to go until the general…

Neguse takes lead in backing Dream Act as Democrats pass House version

Neguse takes lead in backing Dream Act as Democrats pass House version

The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday voted 237 to 187 (with seven Republicans joining every Democrat) to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) to…

Colorado could get eighth congressional seat through redistricting, but citizenship question on census critical

Colorado could get eighth congressional seat through redistricting, but citizenship question on census critical

In a RealVail.com article that first posted in the Vail Daily on Monday, Metropolitan State University of Denver political science professor Robert Preuhs said there’s a chance Colorado will get…

Can sports gambling solve Colorado’s water woes?

Can sports gambling solve Colorado’s water woes?

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily on June 2. Colorado voters in November will go to the polls with a chance to quite…

In wake of Mueller statement, Neguse calls for Trump impeachment inquiry

In wake of Mueller statement, Neguse calls for Trump impeachment inquiry

The Democratic congressmen representing Vail in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District have a history of calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and that pattern continued Wednesday with Rep. Joe…

Beware undeclared foreign wars based on dubious intelligence

Beware undeclared foreign wars based on dubious intelligence

In my post-Memorial Day post Tuesday on the abdication by Congress of its constitutional duty to debate and declare war, I ran out of time to dip into a couple…

As Iran conflict looms, Congress on Memorial Day has forgotten how to declare war

As Iran conflict looms, Congress on Memorial Day has forgotten how to declare war

I always miss talking to my late father, Col. Cecil Wayne Williams, about matters of national security and the role of Congress and the White House in determining where, when…

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