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Offbeat activities are the new norm at Pipestem State Park
JOHN McCOY | Gazette photos
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...

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...

Charleston committee hears about Boise trail system
Charleston committee hears about Boise trail system

It might not have been apparent when the Boise Foothills were used as a military bombing range in the 1940s that the rolling, grassy terrain would one day be an asset to Idaho’s capital city.

But over the course of 40 years of land...

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