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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.

Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

It takes a certain degree of hubris to announce — as Vail Resorts and the Vail Valley Foundation respectively did last week — that there will for sure be lift-served,…

Boebert once said her million-dollar hubby was an uninsured contractor on one oil rig, not a consultant

Boebert once said her million-dollar hubby was an uninsured contractor on one oil rig, not a consultant

The Associated Press on Wednesday revealed that U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, the Republican who represents the western two-thirds of Eagle County and most of the rest of the Colorado’s Western…

Geotechnical work has started to assess potential new dam in Homestake Valley

Geotechnical work has started to assess potential new dam in Homestake Valley

Despite local opposition, the threat of legal action and a recent rally in Red Cliff, work has already started on a geotechnical study and fatal flaw test drilling project to determine…

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed indefinitely as rail service resumes

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon closed indefinitely as rail service resumes

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is shut down indefinitely as crews work to clear rocks and mud that closed the only east-west interstate through Colorado on Thursday, but rail service…

Polis links lengthy I-70 closure to climate change, readies disaster declaration

Polis links lengthy I-70 closure to climate change, readies disaster declaration

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday said his office is preparing a state disaster declaration and a request for a federal declaration after torrential rains over the last five days caused…

Lamm’s anti-Olympic legacy left lasting mark on history of Vail, Beaver Creek

Lamm’s anti-Olympic legacy left lasting mark on history of Vail, Beaver Creek

You may have noticed a lack of fresh content on RealVail.com the last few weeks due to some pent-up post-pandemic traveling to coastal destinations (more on that in a future…

Wilderness Workshop to sue Forest Service over approval of Homestake Creek test drilling plan

Wilderness Workshop to sue Forest Service over approval of Homestake Creek test drilling plan

Wilderness Workshop and its partner conservation groups on Wednesday announced their intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service for its approval in March of a plan by the cities of…

Beaver Creek breaks ground on 250-acre McCoy Park ski expansion for 2021-22

Beaver Creek breaks ground on 250-acre McCoy Park ski expansion for 2021-22

Beaver Creek on Thursday broke ground on a 250-acre expansion of beginner and intermediate ski terrain high atop the mountain with expansive views of the Sawatch and Gore Mountain ranges.…

Eagle County Schools announces full-week, in-person learning with no masks

Eagle County Schools announces full-week, in-person learning with no masks

In the following letter to parents and staff of Eagle County Schools on Wednesday Superintendent Philip Qualman announced the school district will resume normal operations in the fall, with in-person…

Colorado House passes transportation funding bill that enjoys local support

Colorado House passes transportation funding bill that enjoys local support

The Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday, by a vote of 41-24, passed SB21-260, known as the Sustainability Of The Transportation System bill. The transportation funding bill, which originated in…