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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.

Colorado congressional race offers two very different ways to deal with deadly COVID-19 pandemic

Colorado congressional race offers two very different ways to deal with deadly COVID-19 pandemic

The congressional campaign for Lauren Boebert, a Rifle restaurant owner who last spring violated COVID-19 public health orders, is refusing to answer basic questions about President Donald Trump contracting the…

Demand for 5G on rise in pandemic as Crown Castle, cellular carriers look to rural areas

Demand for 5G on rise in pandemic as Crown Castle, cellular carriers look to rural areas

Seven months into an ongoing global pandemic that has forced workers to telecommute, schools to go online and the health care industry to ramp up telehealth services, the push for…

Hickenlooper, Neguse seek out science in mitigating wildfires, climate change

Hickenlooper, Neguse seek out science in mitigating wildfires, climate change

While touring deadly wildfires in California on Monday, President Donald Trump told state officials pressing him on climate change that “it’ll start getting cooler” and “I don’t think science knows, actually.” Contrast…

Local regs loom large in dam battle as Colorado cities seek more Western Slope water

Local regs loom large in dam battle as Colorado cities seek more Western Slope water

With Wednesday’s move by the Trump administration to weaken one of the nation’s bedrock conservation laws – the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – all eyes will increasingly be on local opposition…

Mitsch Bush calls out ‘far-right extremist’ Boebert, who’s all in on gun rights

Mitsch Bush calls out ‘far-right extremist’ Boebert, who’s all in on gun rights

Back in 2018, former Eagle and Routt County state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush had come as close as anyone to toppling five-term Congressman Scott Tipton, losing to him by about…

Facebook kicked off voter registration drive over Fourth of July weekend

Facebook kicked off voter registration drive over Fourth of July weekend

North American Facebook users on Friday were greeted with the company’s Fourth of July voter-registration drive that’s part of a push to sign up more than 4 million people to…

Colorado Attorney General Weiser weighs in on LGBTQ ruling by Gorsuch, SCOTUS

Colorado Attorney General Weiser weighs in on LGBTQ ruling by Gorsuch, SCOTUS

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser Monday night told a Vail Valley Votes Zoom meeting that the Supreme Court decision earlier in the day on LGBTQ rights was “deeply meaningful” and a sign…

Party primary race for massive 3rd Congressional District features four distinct choices

Party primary race for massive 3rd Congressional District features four distinct choices

Scott Tipton has never faced a political opponent quite like James Iacino, and if Diane Mitsch Bush has anything to say about it – and she does … quite a…

Colorado small business owners seek state help backing Big Tech

Colorado small business owners seek state help backing Big Tech

A group of more than 150 small business owners from across Colorado is urging Gov. Jared Polis to support their efforts to keep digital technology tools free or low-cost during…

Colorado ski towns look to rebound from COVID-19 economic shutdown

Colorado ski towns look to rebound from COVID-19 economic shutdown

RockyMountainPost.com produced the following 3,000-word cover story for Colorado Politics analyzing the challenges facing Colorado ski towns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is a short excerpt. For the full…

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