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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.

Trump’s wall debate heats up, hits home in Eagle County

Trump’s wall debate heats up, hits home in Eagle County

The debate over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to force U.S. taxpayers to fund his campaign promise of a border wall he said Mexico would pay for…

Red flag bill backed by Vail police, prosecutor set for first House hearing

Red flag bill backed by Vail police, prosecutor set for first House hearing

The Colorado House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will get its first look at a so-called “red-flag bill” that would create a system for judicial review of Extreme Risk Protection Orders…

Trump’s national emergency for border wall does nothing for immigration reform

Trump’s national emergency for border wall does nothing for immigration reform

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to tap into billions of dollars Congress declined to give him for his long-promised southwestern border wall that he’s always said…

Johnston: Forget wall, shutdown politics and focus on employer enforcement

Johnston: Forget wall, shutdown politics and focus on employer enforcement

With the federal government facing another partial shutdown on Friday over border-security funding – just three weeks after the longest such shutdown in history – Vail native and U.S. Senate…

Miller, Vonn tag teaming Shiffrin makes little sense … until you consider divergent styles

Miller, Vonn tag teaming Shiffrin makes little sense … until you consider divergent styles

It’s a little strange for Vail’s Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller to be calling out Mikaela Shiffrin for skipping some events at the 2019 World Alpine Ski Championships going on…

Unlike Ted Bundy, Zac Efron isn’t faking his knee injury sustained while skiing

Unlike Ted Bundy, Zac Efron isn’t faking his knee injury sustained while skiing

There’s a weird symmetry to the fact that actor Zac Efron is now recovering from a knee injury sustained while skiing, because that was exactly the M.O. of infamous ski-town…

The old men and the 2C: Trump, Kasper clueless on climate change, dictators

The old men and the 2C: Trump, Kasper clueless on climate change, dictators

What is it with old guys and climate change? In the wake of recent dumbfounding comments rejecting global warming by International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper, 75, and U.S.…

It’s cold out and the snow is deep and soft, but 2018 was still the 4th warmest year ever

It’s cold out and the snow is deep and soft, but 2018 was still the 4th warmest year ever

A continuous stream of snowfall in the Vail Valley this week has pushed Vail’s seasonal snowfall total to well over 200 inches (213 to be precise), and forecasters are calling…

Praying for more snow in Vail, another SB loss for Brady, greater glory at 2019 Worlds in Are

Praying for more snow in Vail, another SB loss for Brady, greater glory at 2019 Worlds in Are

So if you’re a skier and a sports fan, you’ve been enjoying a nice run of both powder days and quality TV viewing the last few weekends (love that NFL…

Poll: Independent voters care deeply about energy, environment, giving Polis clear mandate

Poll: Independent voters care deeply about energy, environment, giving Polis clear mandate

Energy and environmental issues ranked as the top concern for independent voters in Colorado’s recent governor’s race that saw Democrat and renewable-energy champion Jared Polis win in a landslide, according…

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