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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, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Colorado Independent, Colorado Politics formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Denver Daily News, 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.

Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

It’s been a brutal decade for freelance journalists. From a high-water mark of 2007, when I actually made a living wage, through the great recession that led to the death…

Kennedy, Stapleton emerge from state assemblies atop respective primary ballots

Kennedy, Stapleton emerge from state assemblies atop respective primary ballots

Former Colorado treasurer and Denver Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy kept her powerful push to the primary rolling Saturday at the Democratic Party state assembly in Broomfield, securing nearly 62 percent of…

Colorado corn growers encouraged by Trump’s statements on ethanol

Colorado corn growers encouraged by Trump’s statements on ethanol

Colorado corn growers on Thursday were excited to hear President Donald Trump say his administration will probably increase the amount of corn ethanol allowed in gasoline to 15 percent, with…

Women candidates in Colorado see #MeToo surge in female voter enthusiasm

Women candidates in Colorado see #MeToo surge in female voter enthusiasm

Two women considered among the frontrunners in Colorado’s 2018 gubernatorial election say female voters are energized, angry and engaged in the current campaign cycle because of the ongoing debate over…

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

Next week will mark the one-month anniversary of the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, and Congress…

Next Standing Rock? Trump revives Oregon gas pipeline with Colorado connection

Next Standing Rock? Trump revives Oregon  gas pipeline with Colorado connection

The New York Times on Thursday printed an interesting opinion piece by Don Gentry, chairman of the Klamath Tribes in Oregon, and environmental author Emma Harris on a proposed natural…

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

The Vail Valley got a much-needed blast of winter snow during the Oscars Sunday night, but the awards themselves provided a somewhat painful blast from the past when former Los Angeles…

Colorado must first fix its roads, schools before dreaming of Olympic glory

Colorado must first fix its roads, schools before dreaming of Olympic glory

Even though I’ve worked as a journalist three times at the Winter Olympics – twice for the actual organizing committee’s internal news service in Vancouver and Torino — I tend…

‘Killdozer’ author, Bannon classmate Brower blasts growing anti-government trend

‘Killdozer’ author, Bannon classmate Brower blasts growing anti-government trend

Longtime Colorado newspaper editor and publisher turned author Patrick Brower argues former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency by stoking the growing flames…

Colorado schools grapple with threat reporting, privacy issues in wake of Parkland

Colorado schools grapple with threat reporting, privacy issues in wake of Parkland

Colorado schools are reacting in a variety of ways to the most recent high school massacre Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has reached out to…

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