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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. October 10, 2014
    2014 Fall Trout Stockings Begin Oct. 14

    First daily stocking reports available on the WVDNR’s Facebook page             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s too early to put away that fishing pole. The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  10. October 10, 2014
    Permits for 2014 limited antlerless deer and bear seasons have been mailed to successful applicants

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Permits for the limited 2014 antlerless deer and bear firearms seasons have been mailed to successful applicants, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the...

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  11. October 10, 2014
    Are you a “trout wrangler?” You can be one at Pipestem State Park Oct. 28 - Nov. 23, 2014

    Registration Closes Oct. 15     PIPESTEM, West Virginia – “Trout Wrangler” is a fly fishing experience at Pipestem Resort State Park conducted in early spring and late autumn. “An angler’s dream and a trout’s nightmare” is a fitting...

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  12. October 10, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort getting ready for winter recreation season; seasonal job fair scheduled Oct. 18

               DAVIS, West Virginia – It’s only the beginning of autumn, but that means it’s time to get ready for the winter recreation season at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Last year, Canaan Valley had...

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  13. October 9, 2014
    Rails and Trails Lead to Plenty of Fall Color - Special viewing opportunity this weekend at Kumbrabow State Forest

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia foresters report colorful foliage throughout the state and say this coming weekend will be an excellent opportunity to see peak colors in several areas, including points of interest in Pocahontas and Webster counties. ...

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  14. October 9, 2014
    WVSBDC adds three new coaches for small business centers

    Business coaches based in Clay, Raleigh and Jefferson counties CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) has appointed three new business coaches to assist small businesses across the state. They are Joe Carlucci,...

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  15. October 9, 2014
    DNR acquires two new wildlife management areas in Preston County

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two new wildlife management areas (WMAs), both in Preston County, have been acquired by The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), according to...

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  16. October 9, 2014
    Big game harvests to be checked at an official game checking stations

                 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With a variety of hunting seasons underway or approaching, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds big game hunters that successful hunters must...

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  17. October 8, 2014
    West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens Oct. 11

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The fall wild turkey hunting season in West Virginia opens Oct. 11 in selected counties across the state, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife...

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  18. October 7, 2014
    Main Street/ON TRAC conference takes a revitalizing look at local preservation

    Register for Oct. 21-23 training sessions in Charles Town CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preserving the past can revitalize the future of West Virginia communities. That’s the focus of the Main Street West Virginia and ON TRAC training conference in Charles Town...

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  19. October 6, 2014
    Sixteen new municipalities selected for the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule pilot program

    BRIDGEPORT, West Virginia – The West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board today announced 16 additional municipalities have been selected for West Virginia’s Home Rule Pilot Program.   After reviewing applications and hearing presentations from 22 applicants...

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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