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  1. February 5, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Feb. 1-5, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  2. February 4, 2016
    Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting Feb. 21, South Charleston

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources             www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director ...

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  3. February 1, 2016
    A Night of Illusion (and dinner) at Hawks Nest State Park with John Slicer Feb. 6, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Feb. 1,...

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  4. January 27, 2016
    Jonas moves on, Canaan Valley Resort has best skiing in 2016 with savings and snow galore

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 27,...

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  5. January 26, 2016
    Winter Lecture Series brightens Sundays in February at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 26,...

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  6. January 25, 2016
    Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center; live streaming available on Facebook

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources           www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor...

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  7. January 22, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 18-22, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources              www.wvdnr.gov   Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                      ...

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  8. January 20, 2016
    Dinner theaters and Saturday shows return to Hawks Nest State Park

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  9. January 19, 2016
    West Virginia Hunters Harvest 138,493 Deer in 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources           www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News...

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  10. January 15, 2016
    What's new for 2016? Take a look during the Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort State Park, Feb. 1-3, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 18,...

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  11. January 15, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 11-15, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  12. January 13, 2016
    West Virginia hunters set record by harvesting 3,195 black bears in 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  13. January 13, 2016
    DNR seeks wildlife paintings for 2017 calendar

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  14. January 8, 2016
    West Virginia trout stocking the week of Jan. 4-8, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  15. January 7, 2016
    Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State: Follow the Yellow Brick Road with winter hikes and other activities Jan. 15-17, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources          www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob...

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  16. January 6, 2016
    11th annual Winter Eagle Survey of the Pipestem Area Jan. 9, 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 6,...

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  17. January 6, 2016
    WVU Mountaineer, Michael Garcia at North Bend State Park Jan. 10

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Jan. 6,...

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  18. December 29, 2015
    West Virginia's trout stocking begins Jan. 4; WVDNR announces changes for 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  19. December 28, 2015
    Hike in 2016 at West Virginia's state parks and forests - a state parks chief's challenge

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  20. December 23, 2015
    Beech Fork State Park online campsite reservations continue in 2016

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  21. December 23, 2015
    Golf, sporting clay shooting and skiing available at Canaan Valley Resort during the holidays

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Dec. 23,...

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  22. December 22, 2015
    DEP and DNR Teaming Up for Christmas Tree Recycling Event Jan. 2 at Capitol Market

    Dec. 22, 2015 Joint News Release DEP Contact: Jake Glance Office: 304-926-0499 ext. 1335 DNR Contact: Bret Preston...

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  23. December 21, 2015
    Meet the New Year outdoors at West Virginia State Parks and Forests - First Day Hikes planned Jan. 1, 2016

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  24. December 17, 2015
    Data center to build fiber optic ring in Kanawha Valley

    Economic Development Authority loans Alpha Technologies $2.2 million for project CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West...

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  25. December 17, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks invitation to celebrate New Year’s Eve

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  26. December 16, 2015
    Celebrate the holidays at Cacapon Resort State Park

      West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release:...

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  27. December 15, 2015
    State Parks are all aglow with Lights Along the Midland Trail at Hawks Nest, Main Street Lights at Cass, and Christmas in the Pa

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor           ...

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  28. December 15, 2015
    Enjoy winter camping at Camp Creek State Park and Forest

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  29. December 10, 2015
    West Virginia hunters check in 1,131 fall turkeys

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources         www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  30. December 10, 2015
    Governor’s One Shot, Inc. grant increases reimbursement to meat processors for Hunters Helping the Hungry program

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  31. December 8, 2015
    Deer hunters in West Virginia harvest 66,374 bucks during the buck firearms season

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  32. December 7, 2015
    WV Division of Natural Resources is soliciting public comments on the Draft West Virginia Elk Management Plan: 2016-2020

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources  www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                             ...

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  33. December 4, 2015
    Additional Deer Muzzleloader Stamps (Class RM or RRM) must be purchased before Dec. 7, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor            ...

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  34. December 3, 2015
    Canaan Valley Resort State Park skiing starts Dec. 18, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                     www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor              ...

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  35. December 2, 2015
    Gift card program includes “Something Extra” at West Virginia’s state parks

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor Bob Fala, Director News Release: Dec. 1...

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  36. December 2, 2015
    High-speed Internet completes the three-legged conference accommodations stool at Chief Logan Lodge

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources         www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor    ...

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  37. November 25, 2015
    Christmas at Cass in December – 2015 is first time whole town is decorated

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  38. November 25, 2015
    West Virginia hunters reminded to use electronic game checking

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources         www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  39. November 25, 2015
    West Virginia joins America’s State Parks  in challenge to “#OptOutside” beginning Black Friday

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                          Bob...

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  40. November 24, 2015
    Superintendent Sam! Carnifex Ferry State Park’s Sam Cowell nominated for ServiceWear Apparel award

    Public vote through Dec. 4, 2015, can make West Virginia a winner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www...

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  41. November 24, 2015
    WVDNR’s electronic game check system provides opening day buck harvest numbers

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources         www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                              ...

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  42. November 24, 2015
    Winter Woodland Wonderland lights are all aglow at Tygart Lake State Park Lodge Nov. 28; Open House Dec. 12

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  43. November 23, 2015
    Trees of Our Heritage at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History through Dec. 19, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources       www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               ...

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  44. November 23, 2015
    Thanksgiving, Random Santa, ugly sweaters and holiday cheer at Pipestem Resort State Park

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  45. November 19, 2015
    Cacapon Resort State Park Nature Center renamed for longtime Superintendent Tom Ambrose

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources       www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor      ...

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  46. November 19, 2015
    Focus on State Parks to reduce holiday stress; Accept the 2016 Chief’s Challenge for hiking

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources       www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor      ...

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  47. November 17, 2015
    WDNR encourages hunters to obtain DNR ID number before buck gun season

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  48. November 17, 2015
    2015 West Virginia deer firearms season fact sheet

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources       www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor      ...

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  49. November 16, 2015
    Municipal Home Rule Board approves Elkins and Harpers Ferry for home-rule status

    FOR RELEASE:  Nov. 16, 2015 Media contact:  Hoy Murphy, 304-957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov      Municipal Home Rule Board...

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  50. November 13, 2015
    Trees of Our Heritage Open House at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                 ...

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  51. November 10, 2015
    Apple Annie’s arrives at Tygart Lake Lodge

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  52. November 4, 2015
    West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section offers tree stand safety tips

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl...

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  53. November 3, 2015
    Songwriters Workshop at Twin Falls State Park Nov. 6-7

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                               Bob...

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  54. November 3, 2015
    Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                         ...

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  55. October 29, 2015
    2016 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  56. October 28, 2015
    West Virginia drivers advised to take extra caution to avoid deer collisions during the fall months

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  57. October 27, 2015
    Electronic game checking system shows fall archery deer harvest up 53 percent from this time in 2014

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                 www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                      ...

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  58. October 26, 2015
    West Virginia trout stocking week of Oct. 19-23, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  59. October 22, 2015
    Lower elevations in fall foliage spotlight - Valleys and riverbanks put on colorful show for weekend

    News Release: Oct. 22, 2015   Contact:  Leslie Smithson, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342, Leslie.C...

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  60. October 22, 2015
    Bobcat carcasses needed for research project

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                    ...

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  61. October 21, 2015
    Donations accepted for the Hunters Helping the Hungry Program

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  62. October 20, 2015
    Venison is an excellent low-fat alternative to beef

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin,...

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  63. October 19, 2015
    Trappers must use new electronic game checking system for beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl...

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  64. October 16, 2015
    West Virginia trout stocking week of Oct. 13- 16, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources               www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor                        ...

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  65. October 15, 2015
    Halloween events at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Oct. 31, 2015

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl...

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  66. October 15, 2015
    Firearms antlerless deer hunting runs Oct. 22-24 on private land in most counties

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources          www.wvdnr.gov Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor   ...

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  67. October 14, 2015
    Youth, Class Q/QQ and Senior Citizen (Class XS) special split antlerless deer season Oct. 17, Dec. 26 and 28, 2015

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  68. October 14, 2015
    Limited bear firearms season permit applications for Nathaniel Mountain and Short Mountain Wildlife Management Areas available

    West Virginia Division of Natural Resources                  www.wvdnr.gov Earl...

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  69. October 13, 2015
    Permits for 2015 limited antlerless deer and bear seasons mailed to successful applicants

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  70. October 13, 2015
    “Egg-haunt” and spooky circus-of-fun antics at Blackwater Falls State Park, Oct. 17, 2015

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  71. October 13, 2015
    West Virginia 2015 fall trout stockings begin Oct. 13

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  72. October 8, 2015
    Electronic game checking system shows early archery and crossbow numbers for bear and deer

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  73. October 6, 2015
    Final 2015 Blennerhassett Island State Park dinner cruise, Oct. 16

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  74. October 5, 2015
    West Virginia’s deer, bear and boar archery and crossbow seasons underway

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  75. October 5, 2015
    Lumberjackin’ Bluegrassin’ Jamboree at Twin Falls State Park Oct. 11-15, 2015

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  76. October 2, 2015
    Facebook users help WV Natural Resources Police solve albino deer killing case in Boone County

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  77. October 1, 2015
    National Forest and Wildlife Management Area roads in West Virginia open to hunters with disabilities

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  78. October 1, 2015
    Celebrate "Park-tober" in West Virginia State Parks with events and discounts

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  79. September 30, 2015
    West Virginia Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook

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  80. September 23, 2015
    West Virginia State Parks celebrate the first day of fall

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  81. September 22, 2015
    Conference focuses on the business of revitalizing West Virginia communities

    Main Street/ON TRAC offers training, Oct 5 – 8, Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The business of rejuvenating a community –...

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  82. September 22, 2015
    Fall Harvest Day at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

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  83. September 21, 2015
    Department of Commerce Welcomes MorphoTrak to West Virginia

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette today joined company officials in...

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  84. September 21, 2015
    “Ghost of Windsor Manor” murder mystery dinner party at Chief Logan Lodge, Oct. 9, 2015

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  85. September 18, 2015
    GOVERNOR TOMBLIN BREAKS GROUND ON $500 MILLION PROCTER & GAMBLE PLANT

    Eastern Panhandle facility to bring 1,000 construction jobs and 700 full-time positions TABLER STATION, W.Va. (September 18,...

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  86. September 17, 2015
    “Day to Serve” food collection at Pipestem Resort State Park through Oct. 10, 2015

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  87. September 16, 2015
    Blennerhassett Island by night…the Mansion by Candlelight Tour Oct. 9 and 10, 2015

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  88. September 16, 2015
    “All Nations Drum” returns to Battle Days at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park Oct. 2 and 3, 2015

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  89. September 15, 2015
    Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities

    FOR RELEASE:  Sept. 14, 2015 Media contact:  Hoy Murphy, 304-957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov      ...

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  90. September 15, 2015
    New land acquisitions for elk reintroduction plan announced by WVDNR

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  91. September 10, 2015
    2015 Early Bear Gun Seasons to Open

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  92. September 9, 2015
    Travelers save in September at many West Virginia State Parks

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  93. September 9, 2015
    Small game hunting and trapping opportunities for 2015-2016

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  94. September 8, 2015
    7th WV Infantry, Company B recreates “Floyd’s Folly” at Carnifex Ferry Battle Reenactment Sept. 12, 2015

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  95. September 3, 2015
    DNR investigates black bear attack in Nicholas County

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  96. September 3, 2015
    WVDNR announces expansion of the Tate Lohr Wildlife Management Area in Mercer County

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  97. September 2, 2015
    Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Sept. 5-7

        PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – Apple Butter Weekend on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features...

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  98. September 1, 2015
    Six Natural Resources Police Officers graduate from West Virginia State Police Academy

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six West Virginia Natural...

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  99. September 1, 2015
    West Virginia Natural Resources Police start “Youth Hunting Program”

                SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Hunting is a West Virginia...

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  100. September 1, 2015
    "Another Fistful of Bullets" murder mystery dinner theater at Blackwater Falls State Park, Sept. 5, 2015

        DAVIS, West Virginia – A film production company is rehearsing and shooting scenes for an upcoming B...

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