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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.

Bill to hike oil and gas spill fines passes out of committee

Bill to hike oil and gas spill fines passes out of committee

A bill aimed at significantly upping fines for oil and gas spills and other violations of Colorado law by drilling companies passed out of the House Transportation & Energy Committee…

In wake of Sochi controversy, Aspen’s Klug talks about alpine vs. freestyle snowboarding

In wake of Sochi controversy, Aspen’s Klug talks about alpine vs. freestyle snowboarding

Aspen’s Chris Klug was born in Vail, learned to ski at age 2 in Lionshead, first started snowboarding after moving to Oregon at age 7, and realized his lifelong dream…

Men’s alpine ski racing could return to Aspen Mountain with 2017 finals bid

Men’s alpine ski racing could return to Aspen Mountain with 2017 finals bid

Aspen Skiing Company wants to host men’s alpine ski racing for the first time since a 24-year-old Bode Miller claimed only his second World Cup podium in a slalom on…

New school fully in session in Sochi as X Games sports dominated Winter Olympics

New school fully in session in Sochi as X Games sports dominated Winter Olympics

Going strictly by the numbers, if you’re an Olympic hopeful growing up snow riding somewhere in America, you have a better shot at gold as a halfpipe skier like Maddie…

Call for U.S. natural gas exports to Europe, Ukraine sparks enviro debate in Colorado

Call for U.S. natural gas exports to Europe, Ukraine sparks enviro debate in Colorado

As a quartet of Central European nations late last week clamored for natural gas imports from the United States in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, 28 Democratic and independent…

New poll shows Colorado investors are confident despite market volatility, foreign conflicts

New poll shows  Colorado investors are confident despite market volatility, foreign conflicts

The stock market’s been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride so far in 2014, but a recent Morgan Stanley Wealth Management poll shows that Colorado investors are confident about…

Aspen native Bill Marolt steps down at USSA, says Colorado still a ‘viable’ Olympic venue

Aspen native Bill Marolt steps down at USSA, says Colorado still a ‘viable’ Olympic venue

Aspen native Bill Marolt, who officially stepped down today as president and CEO of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), feels Colorado is a viable candidate to host…

Peyton Manning, Lindsey Vonn both plan to keep competing, rewriting record books

Peyton Manning, Lindsey Vonn both plan to keep competing, rewriting record books

Colorado sports fans have to be psyched this week after Peyton Manning said he wants to keep playing for the Denver Broncos even if he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, and…

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado – with some retail outlets operating in mountain resort communities — and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., now wants to see pot regulated…

Legislative battle lines being drawn over oil and gas spills, fracking bans

Legislative battle lines being drawn over oil and gas spills, fracking bans

The ripple effects of September flooding that spilled nearly 50,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Colorado and fracking-ban votes in four Front Range cities will be felt next month in…