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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.

20 years on, Vail still on way to becoming ‘Gore Creek ghost town’

20 years on, Vail still on way to becoming ‘Gore Creek ghost town’

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared earlier this week in the Vail Daily as part of its Home Economics series. The front page of the very first issue of the…

One Colorado ski town and county’s battle with suicide, depression

One Colorado ski town and  county’s battle with suicide, depression

By now, if you’re a regular RockyMountainPost.com reader, you’ve seen social media posts of my front-page story in Sunday’s Colorado Springs Gazette on mental health issues in mountain towns – specifically Vail…

No Labels Executive Director White discusses Politics of Problem Solving

No Labels Executive Director White discusses Politics of Problem Solving

Margaret White, executive director of No Labels, a women-ed organization that calls itself as a bipartisan problem-solving organization, will hold a book talk Friday, Dec. 6, at Urban Farmer in downtown Denver. No…

Deadline for ACA plans looms as Colorado seeks greater insurance choice

Deadline for ACA plans looms as Colorado seeks greater insurance choice

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily: While policymakers are celebrating a big drop in Colorado’s individual health insurance prices for 2020, they’re also scrambling to combat…

Ski racing, Olympics in China could be headed to NBA-style meltdown over Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Ski racing, Olympics in China could be headed to NBA-style meltdown over Hong Kong, Xinjiang

A recent headline on an Associated Press story previewing the World Cup season that kicked off in Austria last month and continues in Finland on Saturday told us “[Mikaela] Shiffrin and…

Impeachment debate takes center stage on Veterans Day

Impeachment debate takes center stage on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day it’s hard for me to separate the politics from the policy of war during the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid…

Red flag law triggers talk of recalls in Colorado even in wake of another school shooting

Red flag law triggers talk of recalls in Colorado even in wake of another school shooting

Douglas County, Colo., is the epicenter of a raging debate over gun safety laws despite yet another school shooting on Tuesday – this time at the STEM School Highlands Ranch.…

Colorado outdoor industry, conservation community praise Climate Action Plan

Colorado outdoor industry, conservation community praise Climate Action Plan

The Colorado House late Wednesday reconciled a Senate version of the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution, or HB 1261, and the bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Jared…

Drug pricing, health insurance battles continue at both state, federal levels

Drug pricing, health insurance battles continue at both state, federal levels

With just one week left in the current legislative session, Colorado lawmakers have achieved some big health care priorities but are stalled on some other key bills aimed at bringing…

Colorado county divided in Congress, largely united behind public lands

Colorado county divided in Congress, largely united behind public lands

Eagle County Colorado is split over two congressional districts with two representatives – Democrat Joe Neguse (CD2) and Republican Scott Tipton (CD3) — who have dramatically different ideas about how…

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