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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.

Cold smoke: Busting out of Colorado’s ski-town booze rut on EagleVail’s Green Mile

Cold smoke: Busting out of Colorado’s ski-town booze rut on EagleVail’s Green Mile

In Colorado, alpine skiing and alcohol seem to go together like Saint Bernards and brandy barrels. In t-shirt shops from Aspen to A-Basin, snow riders can buy boozy souvenirs from…

Impossible to avoid impeachment debate on Veterans Day

Impossible to avoid impeachment debate on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day it’s hard for me to separate the politics from the policy of war during the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid…

Snow spigot shuts off through third week of November as more ski areas set to open

Snow spigot shuts off through third week of November as more ski areas set to open

For everyone grumbling about going straight from summer into winter last month, with record amounts of October snowfall, you got your wish in November. The snow spigot has shut off…

In rare show of unity, all 9 Colorado lawmakers united behind H-2B visas

In rare show of unity, all 9 Colorado lawmakers united behind H-2B visas

Editor’s note: A version of this story first ran in the Vail Daily: There are very few issues that unite all nine members of Colorado’s congressional delegation (see CORE Act,…

Donovan blasts Trump, Tipton for CORE Act opposition

Donovan blasts Trump, Tipton for CORE Act opposition

Editor’s note: The CORE Act passed a full floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, 227-182, with five Republicans voting yes and one Democrat voting no. The…

Yard-sign troll invokes Trump in Vail Town Council election

Yard-sign troll invokes Trump in Vail Town Council election

Vail’s campaign yard-sign-gate just took a Trumpian turn as someone trolled the trolls. Earlier this month, Denver attorney and Vail resident Karen Perez was the subject of “vote no” signs…

More early snow stokes the question: ‘Could Vail open early?’

More early snow stokes the question: ‘Could Vail open early?’

It’s dumping again Monday morning in EagleVail, right at the base of Beaver Creek ski area, and another half a foot or so of new snow has fallen since Sunday…

Eagle County hosts state meeting on tough new mobile home park regs

Eagle County hosts state meeting on tough new mobile home park regs

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily. Eagle County Friday will host a Colorado Division of Housing meeting for mobile-home owners renting space in…

Vail, Beav’ crank up snowmaking as more winter weather on tap

Vail, Beav’ crank up snowmaking as more winter weather on tap

Editor’s note: A fast-moving storm deposited another half a foot of snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday, with Keystone reporting 7 inches new Thursday morning. Keystone announced it’s expanding to North…

Rolling out the white ribbon for Day 1 of ski season at Keystone

Rolling out the white ribbon for Day 1 of ski season at Keystone

My calves hurt this morning – a pathetic example of my lack of conditioning after my first day on alpine skis in a little over four months. Day 1 of…

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