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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.

Park City powder weekend capped by foot of fresh at Vail

Park City powder weekend capped by foot of fresh at Vail

Here’s a fun thing to do if you have the time and don’t mind driving through a massive snowstorm: Powder ski your way from Steamboat to Park City to Vail.…

Why Elway deserves 2nd Super Bowl MVP if Broncos win and Davis should be in HOF

Why Elway deserves 2nd Super Bowl MVP if Broncos win and Davis should be in HOF

Some odds are out for who will win the Super Bowl 50 MVP award (Cam Newton 5/7, Peyton Manning 11/4 and Von Miller 22/1, to name a few), but my…

As federal court backs EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Colorado AG, lawmaker vow to fight on

As federal court backs EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Colorado AG, lawmaker vow to fight on

A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, aimed at dramatically reducing carbon emissions from power plants and a key part of…

Why we all need to root for one more Peyton Manning Super Bowl run

Why we all need to root for one more Peyton Manning Super Bowl run

The talking heads of ESPN and countless other sports outlets have spoken … and they clearly don’t want to see Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.…

Brash ‘Bad Boy’ Bill Johnson showed Americans how to win in Euro-centric sport

Brash ‘Bad Boy’ Bill Johnson showed Americans how to win in Euro-centric sport

“Bad Boy” Billy Johnson, as much as any other ski racer, set the tone for how Americans had to make their mark in a European-dominated sport. His death at age…

‘Single and ready to mingle’: Mikaela Shiffrin home alone and rehabbing hard

‘Single and ready to mingle’: Mikaela Shiffrin home alone and rehabbing hard

I caught up with Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin over the holidays and wrote a piece for ESPN.com on the progress of her rehab and her goal of returning to the World…

Two mountain lawmakers spar over I-70, transportation funding

Two mountain lawmakers spar over I-70, transportation funding

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The Colorado Legislature this session is mired in an ideological traffic jam over budget issues that will…

Donovan, Mitsch Bush ‘Public Lands Day’ bill sent to Senate ‘kill committee’

Donovan, Mitsch Bush ‘Public Lands Day’ bill sent to Senate ‘kill committee’

A bill to recognize the importance of federally-owned public lands in places like Vail, where the economy depends on those lands remaining public, was promptly dispatched to a “kill committee”…

Feds put brakes on coal-mining leases, draw heat, praise in Colorado

Feds put brakes on coal-mining leases, draw heat, praise in Colorado

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday announced a three-year halt to new coal-mining leases on…

As militia takeover unfolds, Colorado lawmakers to debate state control of federal lands

As militia takeover unfolds, Colorado lawmakers to debate state control of federal lands

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: With the ongoing Bundy family militia takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon as a backdrop,…