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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.

Kids, climate and great skiing from Telluride to Vail to Park City

Kids, climate and great skiing from Telluride to Vail to Park City

This past week has seen as steady onslaught of small snow events that continue to pad the snowpack at Vail and Beaver Creek as we enter the last week of…

Battle brewing over public option health insurance bill

Battle brewing over public option health insurance bill

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily: With a pitched battle brewing in the state legislature over his signature “public option” health insurance bill…

Big week of snow ahead of MLK Day weekend, Amex pop-up event in Vail

Big week of snow ahead of MLK Day weekend, Amex pop-up event in Vail

Vail and Beaver Creek have stayed soft the last few days, with six inches or so of new snow falling since Thursday, and heavier amounts are in the forecast for…

How to get to Hakuba: Monkeying around Nagano after slow start to skiing

How to get to Hakuba: Monkeying around Nagano after slow start to skiing

There’s one hard and fast rule of ski trips. Never pass on a sure thing for a maybe when it comes to snow quality and ski conditions. In planning our…

Rusutsu really is epic, both as a powder magnet and tree-skiing Mecca

Rusutsu really is epic, both as a powder magnet and tree-skiing Mecca

Having viewed my share of Japanese ski-porn films in recent years, I had a couple of preconceived notions about skiing there. First, it’s almost impossible to get shut out on…

Tipton signs onto national campaign to destigmatize opioid addiction

Tipton signs onto national campaign to destigmatize opioid addiction

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has joined a national social-media campaign to destigmatize opioid addiction and stem the…

Tokyo for the holidays: An exercise in stamina, sushi and mental acuity

Tokyo for the holidays: An exercise in stamina, sushi and mental acuity

Forget taking Prevagen or doing Lumosity or any of those other brain-enhancing gimmicks. If you want to stay nimble in your thought processes late into life, here’s my formula: Grab…

Colorado lawmakers split on impeachment as state’s Dems play pivotal role

Colorado lawmakers split on impeachment as state’s Dems play pivotal role

As the full floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Colorado lawmakers were in the spotlight in prominent roles. The state’s…

Nobody is Above the Law impeachment rally set for 5:30 today in Edwards

Nobody is Above the Law impeachment rally set for 5:30 today in Edwards

A “Nobody is Above the Law” protest will be held at the main Edwards roundabout at 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 17) to support the U.S. Constitution on the eve…

After huge snow cycle, dry conditions until Christmas in Vail Valley

After huge snow cycle, dry conditions until Christmas in Vail Valley

Well that was fun. Vail and Beaver Creek got hammered with more than 2 feet of snow Friday through Sunday, and I got out all three days. Vail was the…

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