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  1. July 23, 2014
    Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers

    The Greenbrier River Trail is popular with bikers and hikers. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. ...

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  2. July 21, 2014
    Limited Bear Firearms Season Permit Applications Now Available

    Applications for the limited bear firearms season in 17 counties must be submitted by Aug. 18, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  3. July 18, 2014
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.

        ROANOKE, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is...

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  4. July 8, 2014
    Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Course at Cacapon Resort a Great Golf Drive

                BERKELEY SPRINGS, West Virginia – Golfers at all levels enjoy the many great golf...

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  5. July 7, 2014
    Moth Night on Blennerhassett Island, Sunday July 27

                PARKERSBURG, West Virginia –The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of...

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  6. July 3, 2014
    Applications available for 2014 antlerless deer season limited permit areas

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Applications for the 2014 Antlerless Deer Season are available at West...

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  7. July 2, 2014
    Blackwater Falls State Park features family activities, crafts and champion liar Bil Lepp to celebrate Independence Day Weekend

               DAVIS, West Virginia – Special Independence Day weekend events and...

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  8. July 1, 2014
    Hike to explore life along the Bluestone River July 5, 2014

                 PIPESTEM, West Virginia – National Park rangers and Pipestem Resort...

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  9. July 1, 2014
    Independence Day holiday weekend at Stonewall Resort features fireworks, music and family fun

                 ROANOKE, West Virginia – Nothing says summer fun like the Fourth of...

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  10. June 30, 2014
    Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking

               SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  11. June 30, 2014
    Let’s Root for the Trees at Blennerhassett Island State Park July 5, 2014

                 PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A visit to Blennerhassett Island is...

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  12. June 27, 2014
    DNR Investigates Black Bear Encounter in Monongalia County

                 MORGANTOWN, West Virginia – The West Virginia Division of Natural...

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  13. June 26, 2014
    Outdoor Adventure Weekends at North Bend State Park feature mountain biking and kayaking

                 CAIRO, West Virginia – North Bend State Park helps people get...

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  14. June 25, 2014
    Trains, night golf, and bluegrass at West Virginia’s state parks June 27-29, 2014

    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park will run a Double Header to Bald Knob June 27 and an Old Spruce Run June 29. Photo Courtesy of...

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  15. June 25, 2014
    Cabwaylingo State Forest “linger longer” rental rate encourages time outdoors with family and friends

    Cabin at Cabwaylingo State Forest. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     DUNLOW,...

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  16. June 24, 2014
    Stonewall State Park Foundation to host children’s nature camp July 14-17

                 ROANOKE, West Virginia – Stonewall State Park Foundation will host a...

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  17. June 24, 2014
    Campground electricity restored at Tomlinson Run State Park

                 NEW MANCHESTER, West Virginia – Tomlinson Run State Park campground...

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  18. June 23, 2014
    Got Talent? – Family Fun at Beech Fork State Park June 28

    Beech Fork State Park will host a talent show June 28. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  ...

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  19. June 19, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island’s Rendezvous on the River June 25-28, 2014

    Re-enactors will show what pioneer life of the early 1800s was like in West Virginia during Rendezvous on the River on...

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  20. June 19, 2014
    Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal - A different “out-to-eat” experience June 28, 2014

    The Island Belle sternwheeler will carry guests to Blennerhassett Island June 28 for the first of three “Island Frolic and...

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  21. June 19, 2014
    West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers Preparing for Operation Dry Water June 27-29, 2014

    West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officers will be checking for boaters who are abusing alcohol and drugs as part of...

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  22. June 18, 2014
    Twin Falls State Park seeks sponsorships for “Cool! Pool Days” to encourage outdoor recreation for kids and families

    Twin Falls State Park is looking for sponsors for Cool! Pool Days this summer. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department...

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  23. June 17, 2014
    Welcome Centers to celebrate West Virginia Day around the state

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginia celebrates its 151st birthday on June 20, 2014, and all eight of the state’s...

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  24. June 17, 2014
    Pickin’ and Story Tellin’ at Pipestem State Park for West Virginia’s Birthday June 19-21

    Pipestem Resort State Park’s amphitheater will host special West Virginia Day weekend events. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  25. June 16, 2014
    “At-A-Park” for things to do in West Virginia’s state parks this summer

    West Virginia state parks offer a wide variety of summer programs and activities led by seasonal interpreters. Photo Courtesy...

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  26. June 16, 2014
    Howling and prowling at Blackwater Falls State Park West Virginia Day Weekend June 20-21, 2014

    Coyotes have migrated into all areas of West Virginia. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  ...

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  27. June 13, 2014
    Permit applications available for special deer hunt at National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia

    Hunters must have their applications for the special deer hunt at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory submitted by Aug. 1,...

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  28. June 12, 2014
    Celebrate West Virginia Day Weekend June 20-22, 2014 at West Virginia State Parks

    A Civil War encampment and battle reenactment will be part of the West Virginia Day celebration on Blennerhassett Island State...

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  29. June 11, 2014
    Pre-West Virginia Day weekend events plentiful at State Parks June 12-15

    West Virginia state parks visitors can enjoy wildflower and nature hikes as part of many activities scheduled during the spring...

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  30. June 10, 2014
    W.Va. Division of Tourism, Bridge Day organizers announce ‘My Wild & Wonderful West Virginia’ photo contest

    Offers locals and tourists alike a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime adventures NEW RIVER GORGE, W.Va. – In celebration of the...

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  31. June 10, 2014
    Mountain Heritage and Wine Festival at Stonewall Resort June 14

    Stonewall Resort State Park will host the Mountain Heritage and Wine Festival June 14. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia...

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  32. June 9, 2014
    Maurice Ulmer Group performs at Pipestem Amphitheater June 14

               PIPESTEM, West Virginia – The Maurice Ulmer Group will be the next...

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  33. June 6, 2014
    Fred E. Brooks Memorial Arboretum Tour at Watoga State Park on June 7

    Watoga State Park     MARLINTON, West Virginia – It's National Trails Day on June 7.  To celebrate the...

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  34. June 6, 2014
    Beech Fork State Park Naturalist Activity Schedule Packed with Summer Fun

    Beech Fork State Park campground BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia -- The largest campground at a West Virginia state park is...

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  35. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 2-6, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of June 2, 2014. These are the final stockings...

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  36. June 6, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest roads closed for culvert repair June 9

    Kanawha State Forest. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     CHARLESTON, West...

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  37. June 6, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 9,017 Spring Turkeys in 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Preliminary harvest figures for the 2014 spring gobbler season indicate West...

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  38. June 3, 2014
    Has Pipestem State Park lost (or found) its Murbles?

    Pipestem State Park in Summers County is offering a variety of outdoors activities this summer. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  39. June 3, 2014
    Cacapon State Park tees up with US Kids Golf

    Cacapon Resort State Park has partnered with the PGA’s US Kids Golf initiative to encourage youth to try playing golf with its...

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  40. May 30, 2014
    Summer Fishing at West Virginia State Parks

    Adults and children are encouraged to try fishing during West Virginia’s Free Fishing Days June 7 and 8, when they can fish...

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  41. May 30, 2014
    Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park is June 6-8

    Family Trails Weekend is June 6-8 at North Bend State Park. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. ...

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  42. May 30, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 26-30, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 26, 2014: Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake...

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  43. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 7, 2014

    National Trails Day is being celebrated at North Bend and other state parks to encourage people to hike and enjoy nature’s...

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  44. May 29, 2014
    West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8, 2014

             SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia – National Fishing and Boating Week 2014 will be...

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  45. May 28, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest, North Bend State Park recognized by Singletracks.com for Best Mountain Bike Trails in W.Va.

    The North Bend Rail Trail has been recognized by Singletracks.com as one of the best mountain bike trails in West Virginia....

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  46. May 23, 2014
    Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight wins Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event award

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has selected “Mansion by Candlelight” as a...

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  47. May 23, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 19-23, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 19, 2014: Anthony Creek Back Fork of...

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  48. May 22, 2014
    Baby bison is newest resident of West Virginia Wildlife Center

    This photo of the baby bison and its mother was taken by Natural Resources Police Officer Jeff Craig about 30 minutes after the...

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  49. May 19, 2014
    Kick off summer with live music and fireworks at Stonewall Resort May 25

    Stonewall Resort State Park will host live music and fireworks Sunday, May 25, for Memorial Day Weekend. Photo Courtesy of the...

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  50. May 19, 2014
    WVDNR to stock catchable channel catfish in May

    Channel catfish. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -...

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  51. May 19, 2014
    New West Virginia record rainbow trout

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A state record rainbow trout was caught recently by Eric Files Sr. of Martinsburg,...

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  52. May 16, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 12-16, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 12, 2014:   Anthony Creek Baker...

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  53. May 15, 2014
    Two Virginia Residents Fined More Than $10,000 for Illegal Dumping in Grant County, W.Va.

    An investigation of two illegal open dump sites by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officers resulted in the...

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  54. May 15, 2014
    “Margaret’s Ghost and Other True and Tragic Stories of Blennerhassett Island” book signing by author, May 18, 2014

    Debra Conner, author of “Margaret’s Ghost and Other True and Tragic Stories of Blennerhassett Island,” often portrays Margaret...

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  55. May 9, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 5-9, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of May 5, 2014:   Anawalt Lake Anthony...

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  56. May 8, 2014
    Fly fishing clinic, train ride, at Cass Scenic Railroad May 31 and June 1

    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park hosts a fly fishing clinic May 31 and June 1. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of...

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  57. May 7, 2014
    Amp Up with a Summer Amphitheater Pass at Pipestem State Park

            PIPESTEM, W.Va. – The summer amphitheater season is about to get underway at Pipestem...

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  58. May 6, 2014
    West Virginia’s tourism industry businesses match over $1 million to attract visitors to the state

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Tourism Industry projects totaling over $1.7 million have been approved by the West Virginia ...

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  59. May 6, 2014
    WVDNR seeks help locating whip-poor-wills

                     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West...

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  60. May 2, 2014
    W.Va. Division of Tourism celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Tourism joins states nationwide to celebrate the annual National Travel...

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  61. May 2, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 28 - May 2, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 28, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  62. May 1, 2014
    10th annual Engines & Wheels Festival at North Bend State Park, May 3, 2014

    North Bend State Park hosts the 10th annual Engines & Wheels Festival May 3, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia...

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  63. April 30, 2014
    Woggers welcome at Pipestem State Park; Special activities offered May 1-4, 2014

            PIPESTEM, W.Va. – Pipestem State Park during the early morning and late evening is the...

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  64. April 30, 2014
    State record blue catfish caught

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A state record blue catfish was caught recently from the Ohio River, according to...

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  65. April 30, 2014
    Canaan Valley Resort State Park Management Contract Awarded

            DAVIS, W.Va. - A management contract to operate Canaan Valley Resort State Park near...

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  66. April 29, 2014
    Energy Efficiency Workshops Planned in W.Va.

    Two workshops focusing on improving energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and government facilities will be held in...

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  67. April 29, 2014
    Golf season pass add-on provides a “Passport to Fun” at West Virginia state parks

    Pipestem State Park, along with Cacapon and Twin Falls, are offering a “Passport to Fun” option to their season passes that...

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  68. April 28, 2014
    Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears!

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Division of Natural Resources reminds all West Virginia...

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  69. April 25, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 21-25, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 21, 2014:   Anthony Creek Back...

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  70. April 24, 2014
    Pennington Project Band Plays at Chief Logan Lodge April 26, 2014

    The Pennington Project band will perform a free concert at Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center Saturday, April 26, 2014....

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  71. April 23, 2014
    Pocahontas County Archery Team Takes State Tournament, Heading to Louisville for Nationals May 8-10, 2014

             SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Archery is a great equalizer, regardless of size, gender, age,...

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  72. April 21, 2014
    Spring Gobbler Season is Rapidly Approaching

    Charleston, W.Va. – Spring gobbler season opens Monday, April 28 and runs through Saturday, May 24, according to Curtis I....

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  73. April 21, 2014
    Wild Turkey Survey Cooperators Needed

    Charleston, W.Va. -- West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel began a statewide survey of spring gobbler hunters in...

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  74. April 18, 2014
    End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia’s State Parks

    Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at weekend hikes in West Virginia’s state parks....

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  75. April 18, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 14-18, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 14, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear...

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  76. April 17, 2014
    Power Disruption at Tomlinson Run State Park Campground

          NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. - A power disruption has occurred in the campground at Tomlinson Run State Park...

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  77. April 17, 2014
    Public Employees Golf Tournament May 19, 2014, Twin Falls State Park

    Register by May 15          MULLENS, W.Va. – The 23rd annual West Virginia Public Employees Golf...

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  78. April 16, 2014
    West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014

    Brush Creek Falls in Pipestem Resort State Park will be the site of several West Virginia state parks wildflower walks during...

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  79. April 15, 2014
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.     ROANOKE, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West...

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  80. April 15, 2014
    May Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Avian Antics, Sumner School, Furniture Craftsman Mark Soukup and Natural Treasures

    May 2014 Wonderful WV magazine     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The May 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia...

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  81. April 14, 2014
    Blennerhassett Sternwheeler Charters for Rollin’ on the River Get-togethers in 2014

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Those planning family or group gatherings can take advantage of paddlewheel charters aboard the...

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  82. April 11, 2014
    After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks

    Hawks Nest State Park has a large deck overlooking the New River Gorge that also will provide a perfect place to watch the...

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  83. April 11, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of April 7, 2014:   Anawalt Lake ...

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  84. April 10, 2014
    Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts

    Spring nature hikes are among popular activities available at West Virginia State Parks and Forests. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  85. April 9, 2014
    West Virginia State Parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas

    Summer jobs can be career builders         SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With warm weather...

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  86. April 9, 2014
    Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The annual Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014, at...

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  87. April 8, 2014
    Global gathering of professional trail builders provides new trails and sound development education at Stonewall Resort

    Nearly 300 people from seven countries and 44 states got some hands-on experience with planning and building trails during the...

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  88. April 8, 2014
    Discounted mid-week cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Quiet. It is a commodity sometimes difficult to find in the 21st century, but in...

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  89. April 7, 2014
    International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Pipestem Resort State Park, the International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), and Backwoods...

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  90. April 4, 2014
    Kanawha State Forest feature Owls as April Bird of the Month

    The Great Horned Owl. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.         ...

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  91. April 4, 2014
    Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014

    Stonewall Jackson Lake. Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.     ROANOKE, W.Va. -...

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  92. April 4, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014:   Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Run...

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  93. April 3, 2014
    Tygart Lake State Park’s swimming beach area is reopening in 2014

    The swimming beach at Tygart Lake State Park will reopen after six years beginning May 24, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the West...

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  94. April 3, 2014
    Archery in the Schools Training July 8-9 at Pipestem Resort State Park

    Nearly 90,000 West Virginia students have participated in the Archery in the Schools Program since it began in 2004. Photo...

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  95. April 2, 2014
    What’s the word? Birding in West Virginia

    Many migratory birds such as this Cerulean Warbler can be seen during guided bird walks in West Virginia state parks in the...

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  96. April 1, 2014
    Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates April 11 or April 12, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying...

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  97. March 28, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 24-28, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 24, 2014:   Anthony Creek Back Fork of Elk River ...

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  98. March 26, 2014
    West Virginia exports achieve third highest value in state history

    West Virginia exports achieve third highest value in state history CCHARLESTON, W.Va. –The value of West Virginia exports...

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  99. March 24, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 17-21, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 17, 2014: Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Beech...

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  100. March 21, 2014
    3rd Annual Marcellus to Manufacturing Conference Planned in Charleston

    Charleston, W.Va. – The 3rd annual Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) conference focusing on ethane development will be held...

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