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David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, 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 Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

Feds reject Colorado Midland bid for streamlined approval of lease deal with UP on Tennessee Pass

Feds reject Colorado Midland bid for streamlined approval of lease deal with UP on Tennessee Pass

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board — the federal agency that oversees railroads — has rejected a request by newly formed Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railroad for expedited approval of its…

An argument (and podcast) for reviving passenger rail in Colorado ski country

An argument (and podcast) for reviving passenger rail in Colorado ski country

In doing some research for my appearance on Forrest Whitman’s On The Rail’s podcast on KHEN 106.9 FM radio in Salida, Colorado, I realized that I first started seriously writing…

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…