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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.

Is Sage to Parkdale a train to nowhere or a way for UP to hold onto Tennessee Pass?

Is Sage to Parkdale a train to nowhere or a way for UP to hold onto Tennessee Pass?

Where the hell is Sage, Colorado? And why would a railroad company be considering starting a commuter passenger rail service there and running trains along the long-dormant Tennessee Pass Line…

Police say off-duty Vail worker said he had a gun after mask argument in lift line

Police say off-duty Vail worker said he had a gun after mask argument in lift line

Things got a little tense – and the chairlift line got a little longer – at Vail on Friday after an off-duty Vail Resorts employee was asked by an on-duty…

Warren Miller film SKI BUM explores family, fatherhood, loss and skiing away from pain

Warren Miller film SKI BUM explores family, fatherhood, loss and skiing away from pain

I sometimes feel like the Forrest Gump of the ski world, and it started with meeting legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller when I first moved to Vail in the early…

Feds delay decision on Colorado Midland bid to revive Tennessee Pass Line

Feds delay decision on Colorado Midland bid to revive Tennessee Pass Line

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Friday issued a continuance in the closely watched case of Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railway’s bid for an exemption that would seal a…

Gun-safety group joins Crow in calling for resignation of extremist-linked U.S. Rep. Boebert

Gun-safety group joins Crow in calling for resignation of extremist-linked U.S. Rep. Boebert

The gun-safety advocacy group Colorado Ceasefire is calling for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Silt Republican and Rifle businessowner who represents the western two-thirds of Eagle County…

‘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…

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