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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.

Colorado snowboarders, freeskiers vie for Olympic berths, snow sports immortality

Colorado snowboarders, freeskiers vie for Olympic berths, snow sports immortality

Qualifying for the Feb. 7-23 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is in full swing in Colorado after last weekend’s Dew Tour in Breckenridge and with this weekend’s Grand Prix at…

Brash Beattie brought football mentality to American ski racing

Brash Beattie brought football mentality to American ski racing

At age 80, Aspen’s Bob Beattie still likes to stir the pot, especially if it bubbles over on ski racing’s European establishment. That’s the approach “The Coach” took in the…

Ligety, Miller already in Olympic form as World Cup heads to Europe

Ligety, Miller already in Olympic form as World Cup heads to Europe

No American man has ever won an Olympic gold medal in giant slalom, and only one – Bode Miller – has ever won a GS medal of any color (silver…

Tough legal question arise from fracking-ban votes on Colorado’s Front Range

Tough legal question arise from fracking-ban votes on Colorado’s Front Range

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat whose 2nd Congressional District has seen a big spike in oil and gas drilling, told an industry trade association today that it should immediately…

American women fall short in World Cup races that replaced Aspen Winternational

American women fall short in World Cup races that replaced Aspen Winternational

The women of the U.S. Ski Team have a long history of not winning on Thanksgiving weekend, but usually they do it in Aspen. Without injured Lindsey Vonn of Vail…

Bill Walton ‘hopeful’ for Blazers as Portland takes on Nuggets in Denver

Bill Walton ‘hopeful’ for Blazers as Portland takes on Nuggets in Denver

The Denver Nuggets home opener is tonight (Nov. 1) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, and the new-look squad takes on a team — Portland — that Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton…

Ligety picks up where he left off last season with win in Soelden GS

Ligety picks up where he left off last season with win in Soelden GS

Ted Ligety has somewhat quietly become not only one of the best American ski racers of all time, but also one of the best in the history of the sport…

Miller back for Soelden, but Vonn opts to return to action at Beaver Creek next month

Miller back for Soelden, but Vonn opts to return to action at Beaver Creek next month

Bode Miller is back after a full season off the World Cup ski-racing circuit due to a 2012 knee injury, starting Sunday in the World Cup opener in Soelden, Austria.…

Colorado nonprofit ‘dark-money’ group blasted by federal, state officials in Montana

Colorado nonprofit ‘dark-money’ group blasted by federal, state officials in Montana

Debra Bonogofsky, a moderate Republican businesswoman from Billings, Mont., calls a pair of rulings this week against a Colorado nonprofit she says unfairly smeared her during a 2010 primary election…

Better oil drilling safeguards demanded one month after Colorado floods

Better oil drilling safeguards demanded one month after Colorado floods

A little over a month after torrential rains and flood-swollen rivers ripped through the heart of Colorado’s drilling infrastructure along the state’s northern Front Range, it’s clear there will be…