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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.

Celebrating the end of a really good ski season at Vail

Celebrating the end of a really good ski season at Vail

It appears that the solid ski season of 2018-19 at Vail will go out with a bit of a whimper on Easter Sunday, April 21. Don’t get me wrong, I’m…

FBI says threat is over, but that’s not true as long as domestic terrorists can so easily purchase guns

FBI says threat is over, but that’s not true as long as domestic terrorists can so easily purchase guns

The FBI says “there is no longer a threat to the community” after Miami resident Sol Pais, an 18-year-old “infatuated with Columbine,” reportedly was found dead near Mount Evans. Of…

Protect Our Winters destroys hypocrisy of non-argument that keeps snow-sports athletes silent on climate change

Protect Our Winters destroys hypocrisy of non-argument that keeps snow-sports athletes silent on climate change

So I’m that annoying sports reporter who asks athletes questions about politics and policy when seemingly everyone in the world wants sports to be an escape from those things –…

Protect Our Winters, CampSight and late-season powder skiing at Vail

Protect Our Winters, CampSight and late-season powder skiing at Vail

I spent a glorious morning Thursday surfing deep powder on Vail Mountain with the executive director of Protect Our Winters – a great guy I’d never met before who’s originally…

Late-season snowstorm takes aim at Vail, Beaver Creek

Late-season snowstorm takes aim at Vail, Beaver Creek

Snow-Pocalypse, Snow-Mageddon, Snow Bomb Cyclone, choose your term. It’s supposedly coming again to a ski valley near you starting Wednesday, which is good news if you live in the Vail…

Colorado Legislature moves ahead on prescription drug transparency, reinsurance

Colorado Legislature moves ahead on prescription drug transparency, reinsurance

The Colorado Legislature continues to make moves to chip away at the ridiculously high cost of health care and health insurance on Colorado’s Western Slope, advancing a bill to create…

Growing Ski Town Caucus comes out swinging on climate change issues

Growing Ski Town Caucus comes out swinging on climate change issues

Whether it’s Vail native Mike Johnston running for U.S. Senate with combating climate change as a key campaign plank or former Summit County commissioner and now head of the Colorado…

At CORE Act hearing, Tipton, Neguse clearly at odds over how best to manage Colorado’s public lands

At CORE Act hearing, Tipton, Neguse clearly at odds over how best to manage Colorado’s public lands

Eagle County is split over two congressional districts with two representatives – Democrat Joe Neguse (CD2) and Republican Scott Tipton (CD3) — who have dramatically different ideas about how public…

To Bozeman and back via Utah: tips on skiing, sushi, Sundance and more

To Bozeman and back via Utah: tips on skiing, sushi, Sundance and more

Based on my Facebook feed, a lot of Vail Valley residents are done with ski season, hitting beaches around the globe during last week’s Eagle County School spring break. Not…

Policymakers, business interests fight for funding to fix Interstate 70

Policymakers, business interests fight for funding to fix Interstate 70

Editor’s note: A version of this story, produced by RealVail.com, first appeared in the Vail Daily: When transportation lobbyist Sandra Hagen Solin was a girl growing up in Vail, she…

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