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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, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Daily Trail (Vail), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, 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.

‘Lawyers, guns and money’: Colorado railroad wars heat up over Tennessee Pass

‘Lawyers, guns and money’: Colorado railroad wars heat up over Tennessee Pass

Warren Zevon sang it best: “Send lawyers, guns and money,” he bellowed in his hit song of the same title. He might have thrown in “public affairs consultants and politicians”…

Boebert scrutiny intensifies as House impeaches Trump historic second time

Boebert scrutiny intensifies as House impeaches Trump historic second time

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Silt Republican whose district includes most of Eagle County, delivered a fiery and sometimes head-scratching speech on the House floor Wednesday as the U.S. House…

Neguse defends democracy as Boebert undermines Biden’s legitimate election

Neguse defends democracy as Boebert undermines Biden’s legitimate election

Editor’s update: Domestic terrorists, egged on by President Donald Trump at a rally earlier in the day, stormed the U.S. Capitol and disrupted the transfer of power to President-elect Joe…

Colorado Pacific Railroad to challenge Union Pacific over ‘its monopoly stranglehold’

Colorado Pacific Railroad to challenge Union Pacific over ‘its monopoly stranglehold’

Colorado Pacific Railroad on Saturday announced it will challenge a deal between Union Pacific and Rio Grande Pacific to possibly rehabilitate the Tennessee Pass Line and offer passenger and freight…

Vice President Pence reportedly returning to Vail for holidays

Vice President Pence reportedly returning to Vail for holidays

Vice President Mike Pence is headed back to the Vail Valley – this time for the Christmas holiday – various sources have reported to RealVail.com. Pence, according to a town…

Holidays highlight critical issue of mental health in Colorado mountain towns

Holidays highlight critical issue of mental health in Colorado mountain towns

The holidays can be a tough time of the year on the behavioral health front under the best of circumstances. Throw in a global pandemic, economic collapse, and the most…

Vail, Beaver Creek back in snow cycle just in time for holiday season

Vail, Beaver Creek back in snow cycle just in time for holiday season

Editor’s note: Beaver Creek reported another four inches of new snow Sunday morning for a 14-inch total since Thursday night. Vail saw another couple of inches Sunday for a foot…

Colorado lawmakers look to ramp up renewable natural gas industry across state

Colorado lawmakers look to ramp up renewable natural gas industry across state

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail knows a thing or two about animal poop and human waste since they’re both big components of the family businesses — a working ranch…

Two companies hope to revive passenger, freight rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

Two companies hope to revive passenger, freight rail service on Tennessee Pass Line

A pair of railroad companies are competing to reactivate Union Pacific’s inactive Tennessee Pass Line from Dotsero to Pueblo, using both passenger and freight service to garner community support along…

Donovan, Roberts weigh in on COVID-19 relief special session as feds do nothing

Donovan, Roberts weigh in on COVID-19 relief special session as feds do nothing

As the Colorado General Assembly convenes a special session on Monday, Nov. 30, to pass bi-partisan COVID-19 relief legislation (see Colorado Senate Democrats legislative agenda press release below), RealVail.com reached…

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