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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.

If One Wasatch ever happens, Aspen interconnect could be Colorado’s only answer

If One Wasatch ever happens, Aspen interconnect could be Colorado’s only answer

  Last week’s announcement of Vail Resorts’ $182.5 million deal to buy Powdr Corp’s Park City Mountain Resort and connect to its neighboring Canyons Resort gives a huge boost to…

What would JC do? Carter’s legacy lingers as Middle East turmoil ebbs and flows

What would JC do? Carter’s legacy lingers as Middle East turmoil ebbs and flows

  As Israelis and Palestinians agreed to an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza – a deal forged by Egypt – it’s important to remember who brokered the deal in which Egypt…

Fired investigative reporter says paper caved to oil and gas industry pressure

Fired investigative reporter says paper caved to oil and gas industry pressure

A veteran investigative journalist covering Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry says he was fired earlier this year largely due to pressure on his newspaper from local government and energy…

Banff/Lake Louise added to The Mountain Collective

Banff/Lake Louise added to The Mountain Collective

Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada are the latest additions to The Mountain Collective, a reciprocal ski pass deal that includes Aspen/Snowmass and some of the best ski areas in…

Udall campaign accuses Gardner of hypocrisy on Thompson Divide drilling

Udall campaign accuses Gardner of hypocrisy on Thompson Divide drilling

The fierce debate in Colorado over which government entities should control the location and intensity of oil and gas drilling has spilled over into a key U.S. Senate race that…

Red-hot Danielson concedes Aspen’s van Garderen favorite to win USA Pro Challenge

Red-hot Danielson concedes Aspen’s van Garderen favorite to win USA Pro Challenge

Tom Danielson is on a roll heading into Monday’s USA Pro Challenge, having just won the Tour of Utah for the second straight time, but even Tommy D acknowledges Aspen’s…

Aspen to host best men’s ski racers on the planet at 2017 World Cup Finals

Aspen to host best men’s ski racers on the planet at 2017 World Cup Finals

For the first time in 16 years, Aspen will host the best male ski racers in the world March 15-19, 2017, when the season-ending World Cup Finals are held on…

Experts say counties already have ‘local control’ over drilling, but politics prevail

Experts say counties already have ‘local control’ over drilling, but politics prevail

Residents of the second-most drilled county in Colorado warn backers of 11 “local control” ballot questions to be careful what they wish for, because oil and gas money will funnel…

Independence Pass set to open May 22, but winter weather could cause delay

Independence Pass set to open May 22, but winter weather could cause delay

Independence Pass between Leadville and Aspen is slated to open May 22, weather permitting, according to Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials. CDOT tries to have the pass open on…

Increased fine amounts for oil and gas spills pass, but local-control talks collapse

Increased fine amounts for oil and gas spills pass, but local-control talks collapse

A bill to dramatically increase fine amounts for oil and gas spills passed both houses of the Colorado State Legislature recently, but as the session winds down on Wednesday, it…