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David O. Williams is an award-winning energy, environment, sports and outdoor writer based in the Vail Valley. His work has appeared in publications as diverse as the The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, SKI, SKIING, Powder, People, LA Weekly and the Huffington Post.

GOP mayor vying for Aspen’s state senate seat stumbles by using town hall to campaign

GOP mayor vying for Aspen’s state senate seat stumbles by using town hall to campaign

Conservative Republicans running for the state legislature in mountain districts have faced an array of ethical and technical difficulties this campaign season, including judgment calls glitches that may have violated…

Experts say Colorado’s U.S. Senate race diverts focus from other key women’s issues

Experts say Colorado’s U.S. Senate race diverts focus from other key women’s issues

ASPEN, Colo. – Two prominent advocates for increasing female political leadership around the world said at a recent global-conflict conference here that the focus on reproductive rights in Colorado’s U.S.…

Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my choice

Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my choice

Democracy and the Olympics don’t mix. Colorado voters loudly sent that message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) more than 40 years ago when voters rejected public financing for the…

Colorado ballot issues: GMO labeling, horse-track gaming, personhood, school sunlight

Colorado ballot issues: GMO labeling, horse-track gaming, personhood, school sunlight

Former Colorado lawmaker and Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament understands why people want more information about the genetically engineered food products they’re eating, but he doesn’t think GMO labeling should happen…

State Senate opponents differ widely on urban-rural divide that led to secession votes

State Senate opponents differ widely on urban-rural divide that led to secession votes

Don Suppes, the Republican candidate for Senate District 5, sympathizes with backers of last year’s secession movement in Colorado, while his Democratic opponent – Kerry Donovan – says Suppes’ views…

Banff ski areas look to lure snow riders from south of the border using enticing film series

Banff ski areas look to lure snow riders from south of the border using enticing film series

Colorado’s ski season is just a matter of weeks – perhaps only days — away, but I find my mind wandering north of the border. And no, I’m not talking…

Departure of Dan O’Dowd brings glimmer of hope for Colorado Rockies’ fans in Aspen

Departure of Dan O’Dowd brings glimmer of hope for Colorado Rockies’ fans in Aspen

Ding dong, the O-Dowd is done! Aspen-area Rockies’ fans can rejoice today now that Colorado baseball once again has a glimmer of hope. Colorado general manager Dan O’Dowd, the fourth-longest…

Local state senate race that could tip balance of power features all-out gun battle

Local state senate race that could tip balance of power features all-out gun battle

The talk out here in the sagebrush of state Senate District 5 – where Hunter S. Thompson used to blast away at TV sets and Alfred Packer used a pistol…

I-70 woes could boost flights into Eagle, improve air access to Aspen

I-70 woes could boost flights into Eagle, improve air access to Aspen

Growing day-skier traffic to rival resorts along Interstate 70 could help spur more flights and perhaps even international customs into the Eagle County Regional Airport, which would greatly improve access…

Ski season less than a month away, but leaf-gaping season peaks soon

Ski season less than a month away, but leaf-gaping season peaks soon

While this week is supposed to be largely dry and sunny — leading perfectly into peak leaf-peeping season this weekend and next — the calendar still shows that ski season…