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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. March 19, 2014
    Stonewall Resort’s Palmer Golf Course Season Opens March 29; Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Headlines Evening Entertainment

    The 2014 golf season begins March 29 at Stonewall Resort State Park’s Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Photo Courtesy of...

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  33. March 17, 2014
    DNR Reschedules Public Regulations Meetings in Fairmont and Martinsburg

            SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two of the six public meetings designed to solicit public...

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  34. March 14, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 10-14, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week...

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  35. March 13, 2014
    As Luck Would Have It, There’s Plenty to Do at West Virginia’s State Parks Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend March 14-17

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -  You don’t need the “luck of the Irish” to enjoy a variety of events and...

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  36. March 13, 2014
    West Virginia Big Game Bulletins Available

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2013 West Virginia Big Game Bulletin is available at Division of Natural...

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  37. March 6, 2014
    New Online Registration Available for Fishing Tournaments At Stonewall Jackson Lake

        ROANOKE, W.Va. - A new online registration system is available for fishing tournaments at Stonewall Jackson...

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  38. March 6, 2014
    Spring cleanup with camping at Beech Fork State Park April 5, 2014

        BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – Spring cleaning is usually considered an indoors chore, but for the sixth year, Beech...

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  39. February 25, 2014
    WVDNR Announces Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of...

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  40. February 25, 2014
    West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program Spring Workshop April 11-13, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the spring Becoming...

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  41. February 21, 2014
    Fly Rod Chronicles casts spotlight on Shavers Fork in West Virginia

    Feb. 24 episode features restored trophy brook trout stream CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Shavers Fork River, restored to its former...

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  42. February 21, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 17-21, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 17, 2014: Bullskin Run Cacapon Park Lake Evitts...

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  43. February 20, 2014
    Serious Snow Means Longer Ski Season at Canaan Valley - Extended through March 23, 2014

    A fire pit keeps skiers at Canaan Valley Resort warm. Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce.    ...

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  44. February 20, 2014
    March Wonderful West Virginia magazine

    features Restored Upper Shavers Fork, Boy Scouts Jamboree, Battle of Droop Mountain 150th Anniversary, Linn Pottery, and...

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  45. February 18, 2014
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23

    WVDNR Headquarters, South Charleston     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West...

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  46. February 14, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 10-14, 2014

    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 10, 2014:   Anawalt Lake Bear Rocks Lake Big Clear...

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  47. February 10, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 3-7, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 3, 2014:   Anthony Creek Berwind...

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  48. February 7, 2014
    Hartzell Named Wildlife Manager of the Year

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Richard (Rick) Hartzell, Wildlife Manager for the Little River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on the...

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  49. February 5, 2014
    February yields “Polar Night Rewards” for State Park lodge visitors

    Pipestem Resort State Park is one of several West Virginia state park lodges offering “Polar Nights Rewards” in February. ...

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  50. February 4, 2014
    Duct Tape & Cardboard Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 22, 2014

    DAVIS, W.Va. – For the second year, winter enthusiasts/duct tape engineers are invited to design and construct a person...

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  51. February 3, 2014
    Chill seekers and chill chasers look to West Virginia’s State Parks for February Fun

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Winter is a challenge. For many, it’s a matter of deciding how to enjoy snow and colder...

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  52. January 31, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 27-31, 2014

                ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week...

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  53. January 29, 2014
    Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center Feb. 2, 2014

      36th Anniversary Celebration Planned     FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. - For the 36th year, French Creek...

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  54. January 29, 2014
    Marketplace for Retail Owners Planned at Pipestem Feb. 3-5, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Resale items such as wearing apparel, souvenirs, books, food products and more will be...

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  55. January 28, 2014
    West Virginia Reptile and Amphibian Regulations Brochure Available

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a new Reptile and Amphibian...

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  56. January 27, 2014
    Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center Feb. 2, 2014

      36th Anniversary Celebration Planned     FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. - For the 36th year, French Creek Freddie...

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  57. January 27, 2014
    Poet Norman Jordan Presents “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at Hawks Nest State Park, Feb. 1, 2014

        ANSTED, W.Va. - Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance of Carter G. Woodson, the ...

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  58. January 24, 2014
    Winter Waterfowl Survey Results

      Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce: Canada goose     SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -...

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  59. January 24, 2014
    Major Snow Equals Maximum Fun at Canaan Valley State Park

        DAVIS, W.Va. - With more than 13 inches of new snow at Canaan Valley this week, the fresh powder conditions...

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  60. January 22, 2014
    More Snow Fun at Canaan Valley

    Snow boarding and tubing are popular winter activities at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.     DAVIS, W.Va. –...

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  61. January 17, 2014
    Ballroom & Latin Dance Weekend at Stonewall Resort; Couples Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem, Jan. 24-26, 2014

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Go dancing at one of two West Virginia state parks the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2014....

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  62. January 17, 2014
    It’s Holly by Golly in 2014 - West Virginia state park recovers from 2012 storm damage

       Cabins at Holly River State Park open for rental April 4, 2014.     HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. - Holly...

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  63. January 17, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,682 Black Bears in 2013

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia hunters harvested 2,682 black bears during the combined 2013 archery...

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  64. January 17, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 13-17, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 13, 2014:   Barboursville...

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  65. January 16, 2014
    Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem Resort, Jan. 24-26, 2014

    Lodge at Pipestem State Park Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce     PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Karen...

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  66. January 15, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 150,268 Deer in 2013

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a...

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  67. January 14, 2014
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,013 Fall Turkeys in 2013

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary figures for the West Virginia 2013 fall turkey hunting season show a...

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  68. January 14, 2014
    Hawks Nest Winter Evenings Are Diverse in 2014

        ANSTED, W.Va. - Three special evenings are featured in January and February at Hawks Nest State Park that...

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  69. January 13, 2014
    Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park Jan. 17-19, 2014

    MULLENS, W.Va. – Learn the skills that were necessary for everyday life in the 18th century for American Indians and European...

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  70. January 13, 2014
    January Outdoor Finery and Indoor Stay-ability at West Virginia’s State Parks

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Whether the natural elements are cold or moderate, many state parks in West Virginia are open for a...

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  71. January 13, 2014
    Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park Jan. 17-19, 2014

        MULLENS, W.Va. – Learn the skills that were necessary for everyday life in the 18th century for American...

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  72. January 10, 2014
    West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 6-10, 2014

        ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 6, 2014:   Anthony Creek Cacapon...

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  73. January 8, 2014
    Saturdays at Cacapon Resort State Park in January and February 2014

    BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – People who visit a West Virginia state park in winter months will find trails for hiking, rooms and...

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  74. January 8, 2014
    WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2015 30th Anniversary Wildlife Calendar Submission Deadline is Feb. 18, 2014

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2015...

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  75. January 8, 2014
    Plan a nature excursion at Watters Smith Memorial State Park in 2014

        LOST CREEK, W.Va. – Watters Smith Memorial State Park in Harrison County is a day-use park that preserves a...

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  76. January 7, 2014
    Governor Tomblin presents Small Cities Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2013 projects

    15 projects receive more than $12.9 million in investment dollars  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today...

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  77. January 6, 2014
    Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort, Feb. 3-5, 2014

        PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Retailers looking for vendors with resale items for gift and souvenir shops have a...

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  78. January 3, 2014
    Snowshoeing in West Virginia State Parks: winter recreation and a hare rarely seen

    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service Showshoe hare     DAVIS, W.Va. - In higher elevations, where...

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  79. December 31, 2013
    New season of ‘Fly Rod Chronicles’ debuts this week with episode featuring Jerry West

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The new season of “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming” kicks off this week with an episode...

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  80. December 20, 2013
    Snow Tubing, Skiing and more at Canaan Valley Resort this Holiday Season

    DAVIS, W.Va. – The tubing park at Canaan Valley Resort attracts all ages to enjoy winter recreation. The 1,200-foot, eight...

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  81. December 19, 2013
    North Bend State Park’s Winter Wonder Weekend features Olympics theme, Jan. 17-19, 2014

       Cabins and lodge rooms at North Bend State Park can be reserved for Winter Wonder Weekend Jan. 17-19, 2014. ...

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  82. December 18, 2013
    Be Healthy, Stay Active at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

        Winter winds wave the flags at the new lodge at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.     DAVIS...

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  83. December 18, 2013
    Good Food at Canaan Valley Resort Awaits the “Tuckered”

    Rear view of the new Canaan Valley Resort Lodge on a cloudy December day.     DAVIS, W.Va. - Holiday buffets...

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  84. December 18, 2013
    Looking for Last-Minute Gifts? Look at WVDNR.

        SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you’re looking for unusual last-minute gifts that are sure to be appreciated...

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  85. December 17, 2013
    Canaan Valley Resort Features Magic Carpet Rides

           DAVIS, W.Va. - Skiers and tubing enthusiasts will not step inside Steppenwolf’s 1960s-era song...

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  86. December 17, 2013
    Winter Rate Advantages at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

       Canaan Valley Resort     DAVIS, W.Va. - A variety of rate packages are available at Canaan...

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  87. December 17, 2013
    WVDNR Accepting Applications for Cooperative Research and Education/Management Grants Program

    Jan. 10, 2014, Application Deadline          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia...

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  88. December 16, 2013
    Winter Months at West Virginia State Parks Encourage Visits and Warm Memories

          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Generally blanketed in white, West Virginia’s mountains and valleys yield...

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  89. December 16, 2013
    West Virginia State Parks Creates a “WV50” for January 2014

           SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – WV50 is a “visit a state park” promotion to encourage friends,...

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  90. December 13, 2013
    Commerce Secretary awards projects for Growing Healthy Communities Grant Program

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette today announced awards for eight projects totaling $117,801 in grants for...

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  91. December 13, 2013
    Deer Hunters in West Virginia Harvest 56,333 Bucks during the 2013 Buck Firearms Season

          SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state...

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  92. December 11, 2013
    Canaan Valley State Park Awarded Prestigious ConventionSouth Award

           DAVIS, W.Va. - Canaan Valley Resort State Park is the only meeting facility in West...

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  93. December 11, 2013
    Lights Along the Midland Trail Keep Things Merry and Bright at Hawks Nest State Park through Jan. 1, 2014

           ANSTED, W.Va. - Lights Along the Midland Trail is just the right amount of lights to make...

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  94. December 6, 2013
    Tygart Lake State Park lodge open year-round

    Tygart Lake State Park’s Boston Beanery restaurant and lodge are open all year.      GRAFTON, W.Va. – Tygart...

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  95. December 6, 2013
    A Christmas Carol Dec. 14 at Cacapon State Park and other December activities

            BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – Some of the best gifts are not wrappable, and that includes...

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  96. December 6, 2013
    Slopes Open at Canaan Valley State Park Dec. 7, 2013

               DAVIS, W.Va. - The main ski area opens Dec. 7 at Canaan Valley State Park...

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  97. December 6, 2013
    Winter Activities and Getaways at North Bend State Park

        CAIRO, W.Va. - With onset of wintry weather, family and friends look to West Virginia State Parks for things...

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  98. December 2, 2013
    Governor Tomblin visits the Macy's fulfillment center in Martinsburg

    Center to hire 2,100 seasonal workers, tripling initial projection MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today visited...

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  99. November 27, 2013
    Pendleton County Man Pleads Guilty to Bald Eagle Law Violation

        ROMNEY, W.Va. – A Pendleton County man has pleaded guilty to charges related to the killing of a bald eagle,...

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  100. November 27, 2013
    Christmas Lights Begin Nov. 28, 2013, at Chief Logan State Par

    Stay the Holiday at Chief Logan Lodge      Christmas in the Park light display at Chief Logan State Park runs...

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