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  1. September 19, 2014
    West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan out for public comment

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The draft “West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan” is now available for public comment.     “Non-native invasive species cost West...

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  2. September 19, 2014
    Golf professional fancies FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Pipestem State Park Activities Coordinator Kim Hawkins and Golf Professional Bob Biroscak model classic apparel to draw attention to a new outdoor pursuit on the Par 3 course, FootGolf. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce  ...

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  3. September 18, 2014
    SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park mixes music, history and entertainment Sept. 22-25, 2014

    Blackwater Falls State Park will host SeptemberFest Sept. 22-25. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – SeptemberFest is a three-night, four-day extravaganza at Blackwater Falls State Park...

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  4. September 18, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island State Park fall dinner and river boat cruises Sept. 27 and Oct. 18, 2014

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Country-style dinners and sternwheeler cruises on the Island Belle are planned for Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 by Blennerhassett Island State Park. The Ohio and Little Kanawha...

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  5. September 17, 2014
    Cherokee leader Ostenaco presentation at Blackwater Falls State Park Sept. 23, 2014

    Doug Wood will portray Cherokee leader Ostenaco Sept. 23 at Blackwater Falls State Park. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DAVIS, West Virginia – Cherokee leader Ostenaco (circa 1703-1780) will be portrayed...

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  6. September 17, 2014
    WVDNR Law Enforcement officers seize illegally harvested ginseng in southern West Virginia

                BECKLEY, West Virginia – A year-long investigation by Natural Resources Police Officers in southern West Virginia has resulted in 11 arrests and the seizure of 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was...

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  7. September 16, 2014
    ADVENTURE ADVISORY: Sept. 18-28

    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 on “Calendar.” Event...

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  8. September 16, 2014
    Electrical upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park scheduled Sept. 29, 2014

                 ANSTED, West Virginia – Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted in Fayette County is scheduled for a planned power outage Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, beginning at 7:30 a.m., according to Paul Redford,...

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  9. September 16, 2014
    Outdoor Youth Challenge – West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall SP

    Children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to participate in the Outdoor Youth Challenge during West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 27 and 28 at Stonewall Resort State Park. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of...

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  10. September 11, 2014
    Horseback Riding at Babcock State Park Available through September 21, 2014

    CLIFFTOP, West Virginia -- Horseback riding is a pleasant and peaceful journey through the shaded and beautiful trails of Babcock State Park. The guided trail rides feature a unique creek crossing and nice views of rock formations, peaceful wooded pond...

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  11. September 10, 2014
    Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Still Available

    Hunters have until Sept. 26 to apply for a permit allowing them to hunt black bear in select counties concurrent with the traditional buck-gun season Nov. 24-26, 2014. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH...

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  12. September 10, 2014
    Small game hunting and trapping opportunities for 2014–2015 season

    Squirrel season opens statewide Sept. 13, the first of many small game hunting seasons opening in West Virginia through the rest of this year. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The...

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  13. September 10, 2014
    Early Bear Gun Seasons to Open Sept. 18 and Oct. 4 in selected counties

    Early black bear hunting seasons begin in select counties in September and October. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunters are reminded that a bear season with or without the use...

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  14. September 9, 2014
    Tu-Endie-Wei State Park site of archaeological dig Sept. 13-14

    Battle Days with “On the Drum” Native American demonstration Oct. 3-4 Tu-Endie-Wei State Park will host a public archaeological dig Sept. 13-14 and Battle Days Oct. 3-4, 2014. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.    ...

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  15. September 9, 2014
    Battle of Carnifex Ferry re-enactment Sept. 13-14, 2014

    The 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry will be re-enacted Sunday, Sept. 14, at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Living history encampments will be open to the public Sept. 13 and 14. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  ...

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  16. September 8, 2014
    Hey Ranger! Greenbrier State Forest’s Jesse Anderson nominated for award; public vote Sept. 8-19 can make West Virginia a winner

             CALDWELL, West Virginia – Jesse Anderson is a park ranger at Greenbrier State Forest. His title is superintendent, but visitors and guests to West Virginia’s state parks and forests generally just say “Hey ranger...

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  17. September 8, 2014
    FootGolf at Pipestem Resort State Park is first in West Virginia

        PIPESTEM, West Virginia – There is American football, there is golf, and there is the original football, which Americans call soccer. Now there is FootGolf – a combination of soccer and golf. The only place to play it in West Virginia...

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  18. September 8, 2014
    FLASHBACK plays at Pipestem Amphitheater, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

               PIPESTEM, West Virginia – It's a classic rock evening with FLASHBACK at Pipestem Resort State Park Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.     “This is an extra summer show at the park amphitheater and is a...

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Hoy Murphy, Jr.
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