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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.

U.S. Olympic Committee leaning more toward 2030 Winter Games bid

U.S. Olympic Committee leaning more toward 2030 Winter Games bid

Increasingly, it’s looking like the United State will go nearly three decades — and possibly even longer — between Winter Olympic Games hosted on American snow. In a conference call…

Mitsch Bush, Hanlon weigh in as Kennedy drops out of CD3 primary race

Mitsch Bush, Hanlon weigh in as Kennedy drops out of CD3 primary race

And then there were two. Grand Junction City Councilor Chris Kennedy, a former U.S. Marine and telecom worker, dropped out of the Democratic primary race to take on incumbent Republican…

Polis votes to move forward with Trump impeachment

Polis votes to move forward with Trump impeachment

Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents the upper Vail Valley in Congress, voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, opposing a motion to table…

ERPC offers ‘Service of Light and Hope’ during stressful Christmas season

ERPC offers ‘Service of Light and Hope’ during stressful Christmas season

Pastor Rob Wilson of Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon is not a big fan of the chaotic Christmas season and its commercialized demands on people to pursue the perfect…

Vail Valley Running Club finishes third at Nike Cross Nationals

Vail Valley Running Club finishes third at Nike Cross Nationals

The girl’s Vail Valley Running Club (aka Battle Mountain High School) shocked the high school cross-country running world by finishing an astounding third in the nation Saturday at the Nike…

Shiffrin stuns again with win at Lake Louise downhill

Shiffrin stuns again with win at Lake Louise downhill

With 18-time Lake Louise winner Lindsey Vonn of Vail coming back from an injury-plagued 2016 season, all signs pointed to an American downhill victory this weekend in Canada. Who knew…

Shiffrin shocker overshadows super-G action in Beaver Creek

Shiffrin shocker overshadows super-G action in Beaver Creek

Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin stole the spotlight from the men’s World Cup action on her home mountain of Beaver Creek, stunning ski racing fans by landing on her first ever speed-event…

Jan Hiland named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by Vail Valley Foundation

Jan Hiland named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by Vail Valley Foundation

Jan Hiland, the Vail Valley Foundation’s 2017 “Volunteer of the Year”, is a somewhat reluctant recipient who has a very simple philosophy when it comes to volunteerism. “I really feel…

Happy Thanksgiving from Real Vail

Happy Thanksgiving from Real Vail

Happy Thanksgiving from Real Vail, where every year we say, “Forget Black Friday. Go skiing!” Then we don’t take our own advice, because most years we’re down in Tucson, where…

Strong female athletes make their mark in Vail Valley and beyond

Strong female athletes make their mark in Vail Valley and beyond

Close to a foot of new snow fell at Vail and Beaver Creek over the weekend, and that’s some very good news for folks who are sick of riding their…

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