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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.

Must-see Manning presents dilemma for diehard snow riders on Sundays

Must-see Manning presents dilemma for diehard snow riders on Sundays

Sunday for me represented one of those tough choices Coloradans face every year right around this time: go skiing or watch the Denver Broncos. In this case, it wasn’t too…

A-Basin kicks off Colorado ski season; Loveland set to open next

A-Basin kicks off Colorado ski season; Loveland set to open next

The 2013-14 ski season officially kicked off Sunday with Arapahoe Basin becoming the first ski resort in North America to open to the public, according to Colorado Ski Country USA,…

Hoops hero Bill Walton bounces back from crushing spinal condition

Hoops hero Bill Walton bounces back from crushing spinal condition

One of the most dominant big men in college and professional basketball for 16 years, Bill Walton finally came up against an opponent in 2007 that very nearly took him…

Aspen runs gondola for free after feds shut down Maroon Bells road

Aspen runs gondola for free after feds shut down Maroon Bells road

The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain was free and open to the public last weekend — the final weekend of summer operations. With the recent federal government shutdown closing…

No Black Sunday this time, just a slow fade to black for oil-shale experiment

No Black Sunday this time, just a slow fade to black for oil-shale experiment

One of the strongest arguments I’ve heard against continuing to pursue commercial oil shale production on Colorado’s Western Slope has always been the expense. In an ever-warming world, billions pumped…

Snow guns piling, snow gods smiling on Colorado ski areas so far this fall

Snow guns piling, snow gods smiling on Colorado ski areas so far this fall

The weekly weekend snow machine is set to crank up again Thursday and Friday, with another shot of 4 to 8 inches of snow down to about 8,500 feet. That…

Post-flood debate brewing over oil and gas drilling near Colorado’s rivers, streams

Post-flood debate brewing over oil and gas drilling near Colorado’s rivers, streams

A Colorado lawmaker responsible for one of the few successful pieces of oil-and-gas regulatory legislation last session says next year she’ll take up the issue of water contamination and greater…

Loveland, Arapahoe Basin making snow, eyeing opening day

Loveland, Arapahoe Basin making snow, eyeing opening day

Both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski areas turned on their snow guns over the weekend as a cold front passed through the state and lowered overnight temperatures.The man-made snow supplements…