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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.

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…

Memorial Day, COVID class graduation underscores true definition of sacrifice

Memorial Day, COVID class graduation underscores true definition of sacrifice

I’m late writing my usual blog post commemorating Memorial Day due to a bevy of graduation activities for my middle son, Max Williams, who just finished second in his class…

As Mickelson chases PGA history, Real Vail remembers chasing Phil at Beaver Creek

As Mickelson chases PGA history, Real Vail remembers chasing Phil at Beaver Creek

Editor’s note: This was posted prior to Mickelson winning his sixth major on May 23, becoming the oldest player to win one. He earned an exemption to the U.S. Open…