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  1. October 24, 2014
    2014 Furbearer Trapping Seasons to Open Nov. 1

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia’s trapping seasons will open Nov. 1, 2014. Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter must present the whole animal or pelt to a game...

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  2. October 24, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 20-24, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 20, 2014:   Anthony Creek Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Buckhannon River Buffalo Fork Lake ...

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  3. October 23, 2014
    Coopers Rock, Cheat Lake and Panhandles Offer Best Fall Color This Week

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State foresters say Coopers Rock State Forest, Cheat Lake and West Virginia’s Northern and Eastern panhandles are the best bets for fall color this weekend. Foliage in Coopers Rock State Forest turned a bit late this year, and...

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  4. October 23, 2014
    WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for Nov. 13 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 13, in Putnam County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development...

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  5. October 23, 2014
    Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Tournament Selection Meeting Oct. 27

    ROANOKE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will host the drawing for 2015 fishing tournament dates for Stonewall Jackson Lake on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. The drawing will take place at the Stonewall...

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  6. October 23, 2014
    Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill featured on U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail® stamp

                 CLIFFTOP, West Virginia – The iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, a favorite of photographers from around the world, is now featured on a stamp issued by the United States Postal...

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  7. October 22, 2014
    Business Coach James Epling to retire after 28 years with WV Small Business Development Center

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — James Epling has announced his retirement as a business coach with West Virginia Small Business Development (WVSBDC), a post he has held for the past 28 years. His retirement is effective Nov. 1. Epling served clients in the central...

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  8. October 22, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: HAUNTINGS IN WEST VIRGINIA

    The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click the Calendar tab. Event ...

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  9. October 22, 2014
    TOURISM INDUSTRY PROJECTS TO RECEIVE $882,000 IN MATCHING FUNDS TO ATTRACT VISITORS TO THE STATE

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Tourism Industry projects totaling over 1.9 million have been approved by the West Virginia Tourism Commission to receive $882,000 in matching funds through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP). ...

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  10. October 22, 2014
    Christina Lundberg retiring after 18 years with WV Small Business Development Center

    Business coach served Eastern Panhandle CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Christina Lundberg spent nearly two decades helping hundreds of people begin their business careers. This year, she is retiring from her post as business coach with West Virginia Small Business...

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  11. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia’s 2014 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 25

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia is scheduled to open Oct. 25 and run through Nov. 1, 2014. The season is open to West Virginia residents only.  ...

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  12. October 21, 2014
    West Virginia drivers should take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

                     ELKINS, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year, as deer/vehicular...

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  13. October 21, 2014
    Pipestem State Park’s fall 2014 Trout Wrangler registration extended; 2015 spring dates announced

                PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Due to high demand, registration for the popular “Trout Wrangler” fly fishing program at Pipestem Resort State Park has been extended for the fall 2014 season. Anglers who...

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  14. October 20, 2014
    Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 24-25 at Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

        ROANOKE, W.Va. – The 2014 West Virginia Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 24 and 25, operating out of Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County. This will be the eighth year for the fundraising...

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  15. October 20, 2014
    Ride the Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25

                 CASS, West Virginia – Tickets are still available for the annual Halloween Train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Oct. 25. The ride leaves the depot at 6 p.m. and travels to Whittaker Station...

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  16. October 17, 2014
    SPOOKY Night Tours at West Virginia Wildlife Center Oct. 24 and 25

                FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The name says it all: SPOOKY Night Tours. The 4th annual event at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek will be held Oct. 24 and 25, 2014. This...

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  17. October 16, 2014
    Abundant Fall Color Throughout W.Va. - Back roads and major routes will be colorful drives

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia state forestry officials say leaf peepers won’t have to look far for colorful fall foliage this weekend. In fact, it will be hard to avoid. With the exception of the highest elevations and the lowest river valleys,...

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  18. October 16, 2014
    Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts in October

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters can take advantage of an October three-day firearm antlerless deer season on private land again this year, according to Paul...

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  19. October 16, 2014
    National forest and wildlife management area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilities

          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads throughout the Monongahela National Forest, portions of the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest...

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  20. October 16, 2014
    Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend at North Bend State Park Oct. 22– 26

                 CAIRO, West Virginia – Enjoy the peaceful setting that North Bend State Park offers during the fall Quilters Get-A-Way Weekend Oct. 22-26. This four-day experience is a relaxing time to spend...

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  21. October 16, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island State Park adds final fall dinner riverboat cruise Oct. 25, 2014

               PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A final fall dinner and cruise is scheduled for Oct. 25, according to Blennerhassett Island State Park Superintendent Matt Baker. “These dinner cruises have been popular...

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  22. October 16, 2014
    Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion at Pipestem Resort State Park Oct. 24-26, 2014

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – Join Pipestem State Park Naturalist Julie McQuade and professional photographer Becky Green of Green Photographic for a Waterfalls and Fall Foliage Photography Excursion...

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  23. October 15, 2014
    Public tour at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials will conduct a public tour at 11 a.m. at Kumbrabow State Forest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. This is an informational tour for the public to learn about plans for a proposed timber management...

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Media Contacts

DNR, Geological Survey
Hoy Murphy, Jr.
Hoy.R.Murphy@wv.gov
304-957-9365


Forestry, Miners Health Safety & Training
Leslie Smithson
Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov
304-957-9342


Development, Labor
Catherine Zacchi
Catherine.M.Zacchi@wv.gov
304-957-9340


Tourism
Andrea Bond
Andrea.B.Bond@wv.gov
304-957-9347


Energy, Workforce, Office of Economic Opportunity, Film Office
Courtney Sisk
Courtney.S.Sisk@wv.gov
304-957-9341