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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 Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), 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 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, SKI Magazine, 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.

My family’s anti-Trump travelogue

My family’s anti-Trump travelogue

Over the last year I’ve used family vacations and travel abroad to try and impart historical lessons my three boys can hopefully use to put current events into proper historical…

Popular DACA program in peril, so Trump takes aim at slashing legal immigration

Popular DACA program in peril, so Trump takes aim at slashing legal immigration

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in very real trouble despite promises by President Donald Trump that he would “show great heart” in dealing with recipients of…

Pastor Rob Wilson embarks on sabbatical from Eagle River Presbyterian Church

Pastor Rob Wilson embarks on sabbatical from Eagle River Presbyterian Church

For Pastor Rob Wilson of Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon, life is a journey of prayer, family and cycling – a trinity of passions that truly makes his heart…

Johnston says guv’s race can’t ‘be bought,’ Perlmutter pull-out a ‘big deal’

Johnston says guv’s race can’t ‘be bought,’ Perlmutter pull-out a ‘big deal’

EAGLE-VAIL — Gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston – the Democrat’s “rising star” in the race to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper – on Monday called the departure of establishment favorite Ed…

Health insurance rates set to go through the roof in rural Colorado in 2018

Health insurance rates set to go through the roof in rural Colorado in 2018

Rural Colorado, including most of the beleaguered Western Slope, will continue to be hammered by astronomical increases in health insurance in the individual and small-group markets in 2018, according to…

Senate’s latest stab at health care reform blasted by small business group

Senate’s latest stab at health care reform blasted by small business group

Senate Republicans on Thursday rolled out a new version of their wildly unpopular Better Care Reconciliation Act, but their second stab at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act immediately…

Hickenlooper executive order on climate change garners enviro praise

Hickenlooper executive order on climate change garners enviro praise

Back in the fall of 2016, when it looked like Hillary Clinton would win the White House and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper might join her cabinet, I wrote a story…

Trump election commission puts voter-registration request on hold

Trump election commission puts voter-registration request on hold

Registered Eagle County voters worried about their private voter-registration information becoming public if it’s handed over to President Donald Trump’s controversial commission on voter fraud can breath a sigh of…

Mitsch Bush vs Tipton for CD3: expect health care, insurance debate to dominate

Mitsch Bush vs Tipton for CD3: expect health care, insurance debate to dominate

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, a Steamboat Springs Democrat, announced last week she’s trying to become the latest challenger to take on seemingly entrenched Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in…

Colorado lawmakers still working on commonsense immigration reforms

Colorado lawmakers still working on commonsense immigration reforms

Commonsense and bipartisanship are two things seemingly in short supply in Congress these days, but Colorado lawmakers at least are trying to keep the focus on practical policy making when…

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