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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.

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

Eleven candidates are running for five open seats on the Eagle County Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 2 election, and mail-in ballots were sent out Oct. 8 (if…

Roberts calls proposed Senate District 8 ‘politically competitive seat’ he’ll likely run for in 2022

Roberts calls proposed Senate District 8 ‘politically competitive seat’ he’ll likely run for in 2022

State Rep. Dylan Roberts, an Avon Democrat who currently represents Eagle and Routt counties, said there’s still quite a bit of work to be done by the Colorado Independent Redistricting…

Boebert’s CD3 primary opponent buoyed by new map; Donovan not a fan

Boebert’s CD3 primary opponent buoyed by new map; Donovan not a fan

Marina Zimmerman, a member of the GOP running to unseat right-wing Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the June 28 Colorado primary, says there’s a “silent majority” in her party…

East Vail trails summer pilot program ends Oct. 11 with reopening of Booth Lake Trail parking

East Vail trails summer pilot program ends Oct. 11 with reopening of Booth Lake Trail parking

The Town of Vail on Thursday issued the following press release on the upcoming end of its summer pilot program to address overcrowding at East Vail trailheads: Trailhead parking for…

Colorado’s Buck leading charge on access issues plaguing mobile device app stores

Colorado’s Buck leading charge on access issues plaguing mobile device app stores

Despite a recent court ruling that could carve off a big slice of Apple and Google’s revenue for rival tech companies and app developers, Colorado Congressman Ken Buck continues to sharpen his…

Pfizer booster shot approved by CDC for at-risk groups

Pfizer booster shot approved by CDC for at-risk groups

The state of Colorado on Friday issued the following press release on Thursday’s move by the federal Centers for Disease Control to approve booster shots of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for…

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Why does the name John Eastman sound so familiar to readers of RealVail.com and people paying attention to right-wing politics in Eagle County in particular and Colorado in general? Eastman…

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Where were you in ’52? That’s the year the Colorado Front Range cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in the remote, somewhat lush mountain…

Vail: Where veeps come to play while democracy crumbles

Vail: Where veeps come to play while democracy crumbles

Why is it that when Republican presidential administrations are in shambles, their vice presidents escape to Vail? Is it that crisp, clean mountain air that helps clear the senses and…

Neguse campaigns on facing Boebert, who accuses independent commission of bias

Neguse campaigns on facing Boebert, who accuses independent commission of bias

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is raising campaign funds based on the possibility he’ll be running against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert when an independent redistricting commission finalizes new maps for Colorado’s…

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