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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 Newsline, 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.

Eagle Town Board member, mountain climber Luis Benitez to head up state outdoor recreation office

Eagle Town Board member, mountain climber Luis Benitez to head up state outdoor recreation office

Eagle Town Board member Luis Benitez will be leaving the Vail Valley in the next couple of months to take a job as director of the newly created Colorado Outdoor…

Vail Resorts goes truly global with Perisher purchase

Vail Resorts goes truly global with Perisher purchase

Twenty years ago it was inconceivable that an out-of-state or international skier or snowboarder would buy a season pass to Vail or Beaver Creek or one of Vail Resorts’ other…

Newly expanded Eagle River Presbyterian Church a hidden gem this event season

Newly expanded Eagle River Presbyterian Church a hidden gem this event season

As winter turns to spring, ski season gives way to wedding season in the Vail Valley, where there are many iconic locations for nuptials. Unfortunately, most of them are likely…

Route 50 ‘Roadmap’ series examines boom and bust economies on Colorado’s Western Slope

Route 50 ‘Roadmap’ series examines boom and bust economies on Colorado’s Western Slope

Over the past seven years, for a variety of online and print publications, I’ve covered the energy industry on Colorado’s Western Slope, especially where it intersects with public land management,…

Following Vail fundraiser, nothing shocking about Schock’s downfall

Following Vail fundraiser, nothing shocking about Schock’s downfall

The downfall of Republican Aaron Schock, the Republican congressman from Illinois now infamous for his globe-trotting adventure sports videos, started with an early February story in the Washington Post about…

Conflict experts dispute impact of global climate change on national security

Conflict experts dispute impact of global climate change on national security

Global conflict experts say the Obama administration’s recent focus on climate change as a national security threat may be misguided. “The link between global warming and national security needs is…

I-70 tire traction bill passes House on voice vote

I-70 tire traction bill passes House on voice vote

A day after another series of weather-related closures on Interstate 70, a bill to clarify Colorado’s tire-chain law gained traction Thursday with a voice vote of approval in the state…

FIFA moves to avoid 2022 World Cup conflict with Winter Olympics

FIFA moves to avoid 2022 World Cup conflict with Winter Olympics

It’s clear that the Winter Olympics won out in a power struggle over the timing of major international sporting events when a task force for FIFA, the international governing body…

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

Fortunately, for what’s left of ski season here in the Vail Valley (a little under two months), winter has made a return the last two weekends. And it looks like…

Shiffrin stoked to compete on home snow in the ‘mountains I love’

Shiffrin stoked to compete on home snow in the ‘mountains I love’

Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin has been waiting for this moment all her young life — the chance to do what she does best in front of her hometown fans. After a…