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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.

‘Frustrated’ Irsay is right, Manning does need at least one more Super Bowl ring

‘Frustrated’ Irsay is right, Manning does need at least one more Super Bowl ring

So Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay is “frustrated” he only won one Super Bowl during the 14-year Peyton Manning era? I think he has every right to be, and I…

Local legislator vows ‘harder questions’ about oil drilling in wake of flooding spills

Local legislator vows ‘harder questions’ about oil drilling in wake of flooding spills

A little more than one month after torrential rains and flood-swollen rivers ripped through the heart of Colorado’s drilling infrastructure along the state’s northern Front Range, it’s clear there will…

Skiing versus football: Manning makes it a tough call

Skiing versus football: Manning makes it a tough call

Sunday for me represented one of those tough choices Coloradans face every year right around this time: go skiing or watch the Denver Broncos. In this case, it wasn’t too…

A-Basin launches 2013-14 ski season; Loveland stepping up next

A-Basin launches 2013-14 ski season; Loveland stepping up next

The 2013-14 ski season officially kicked off Sunday with Arapahoe Basin becoming the first ski resort in North America to open to the public, according to Colorado Ski Country USA,…

‘Never-ending oil shale science project’ may finally be ending

‘Never-ending oil shale science project’ may finally be ending

One of the strongest arguments I’ve heard against continuing to pursue commercial oil shale production on Colorado’s Western Slope has always been the expense. In an ever-warming world, billions pumped…

Copper Mountain cranks up snow guns, paving road to Sochi for U.S. Ski Team

Copper Mountain cranks up snow guns, paving road to Sochi for U.S. Ski Team

Copper Mountain started snowmaking on its U.S. Ski Team Speed Center last week to get ready for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s annual training. But this season, with the Sochi…

Signs of improvement in local housing market, but boom days still a distant memory

Signs of improvement in local housing market, but boom days still a distant memory

The number of real estate transactions in Eagle County is creeping back toward 2008 levels, and the number of foreclosure filings has slowed significantly, but local experts say the market…

Vail Valley lawmaker eyes greater water setbacks for oil and gas drilling in wake of floods

Vail Valley lawmaker eyes greater water setbacks for oil and gas drilling in wake of floods

A Colorado lawmaker responsible for one of the few successful pieces of oil-and-gas regulatory legislation last session says next year she’ll take up the issue of water contamination and greater…

Loveland, A-Basin making snow, gearing up for opening day

Loveland, A-Basin making snow, gearing up for opening day

Both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski areas turned on their snow guns last weekend as a cold front passed through the state and lowered overnight temperatures. The manmade snow supplements…