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Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.
Opportunity leads archer Addington away from W.Va.

WINFIELD — West Virginia means the world to Frank Addington Jr. That’s why he’ll miss it so much.

On Monday, Addington, 47, will load his wife and kids into the family SUV and begin the long drive to his new home near San...

Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story
Kanawha State Forest program to tell bluebirds’ story

Everyone loves bluebirds.

For that reason alone, Kanawha State Forest officials expect a nice crowd for today’s Bird of the Month presentation at the forest’s swimming-pool area.

Master naturalist Rob Bailey will conduct the...

Outdoor ‘selfies’ can become dangerous

So, boys and girls, today let’s talk about selfies.

You know — those pictures people take of themselves with their cell phones while standing in an interesting place, meeting an interesting person, or doing an interesting thing?...

Outdoors Calendar for week of 8-3-14

Today

The Putnam County Gun Club will hold a bull’s-eye pistol match, 9 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-246-1841.

Aug. 9

The Kanawha Valley Regulators will hold a Cowboy Action Shooting match,...

Offbeat activities are the new norm at Pipestem State Park
Offbeat activities are the new norm at Pipestem State Park

PIPESTEM — Visitors to West Virginia’s Pipestem State Park have no shortage of unusual ways to spend their time.

In addition to the usual park fare — hiking, fishing, sightseeing, horseback...

Record number of bald eagle nests found in Southern W.Va.
Record number of bald eagle nests found in Southern W.Va.

Although collisions with a train and a car in the New River Gorge kept what had been Southern West Virginia’s only known nesting pair of bald eagles from producing offspring this year, birders and naturalists in the area recently confirmed the...

W.Va. park naturalists focus on entertainment as well as nature
W.Va. park naturalists focus on entertainment as well as nature

LAVALETTE — Melissa Cardina’s official title is “park naturalist,” but that only describes part of what she does.

“It’s not just about nature,” she said. “It’s about event planning,...

Summer theater camps offered in Huntington

The Huntington Area Regional Theater (H.A.R.T.), along with the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, announces four summer theater camps dedicated to teaching children the art of theater in an outdoor setting. Campers learn how to act,...

City cyclists hope for safer passage
City cyclists hope for safer passage

Lawmakers hope a new law will make it safer for people to ride their bicycles throughout the state. Last week, West Virginia joined 22 states and the District of Columbia with a 3-foot passing law for motorists who drive around cyclists, according to...

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