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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 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, 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.

Another blast of Vail Valley snow as Beaver Creek gears up for Birds of Prey

Another blast of Vail Valley snow as Beaver Creek gears up for Birds of Prey

OK, now I’m getting pumped for ski season. The Vail Valley on Saturday received its third blast of snow so far this fall, with a few inches of fresh all…

The high cost of not saving for college

The high cost of not saving for college

As you’ve likely noticed, the cost of college continues to skyrocket. The cost of college is expected to inflate about six percent per year, meaning babies born this year could…

Vail Valley election season warming up with council forum, ballot questions

Vail Valley election season warming up with council forum, ballot questions

It’s election season in the Vail Valley, and that means it’s time for candidate forums and lots of letters to the editor for and against various ballot proposal to raise…

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

Last week I wrote two DACA updates for two very different papers – the Denver alternative weekly Westword and the Glenwood Spring Post Independent. I also posted an article on…

Colorado calls for common-sense gun, mental health measures reverberate in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting

Colorado calls for common-sense gun, mental health measures reverberate in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting

After the obligatory “thoughts and prayers” statements from members of Congress have died down in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night, the prevailing…

Ski towns grapple with federal immigration crackdown

Ski towns grapple with federal immigration crackdown

An ordinance limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities may be a slam dunk in a city like Denver, but in ski towns like Vail, Aspen and Park City – reliant…

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

I hate to think of it, but some of Vail’s founders must be doing barrel rolls in their graves right now as the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs…

Hickenlooper, relieved Graham-Cassidy is dead, calls for bipartisan ACA fixes

Hickenlooper, relieved Graham-Cassidy is dead, calls for bipartisan ACA fixes

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — a relentless champion with Ohio Gov. John Kasich of bipartisan health care reform — on Tuesday expressed his relief that the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal…

Brady, Kraft demonstrate true patriotism in denouncing Trump’s divisiveness

Brady, Kraft demonstrate true patriotism in denouncing Trump’s divisiveness

As a longtime Denver Broncos fan, I really don’t like the New England Patriots — especially on a weekend when they pulled off a dramatic last-second win while the Broncos…

From Trump lawyers to Pompeo pic in Vail: Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good

From Trump lawyers to Pompeo pic in Vail: Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good

All journalists know that tenacious digging results in the biggest scoops, but sometimes great stories just fall into your lap. Take, for instance, The New York Times story this week…

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