Geoff Hamill

Geoff Hamill can be contacted at gshamill@pocahontastimes.com

President Barack Obama signs into law a bill improving the Veterans Affairs health care system Aug. 7, 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The law dramatically expands veteran access to private care, adds medical staff and facilities, and streamlines the firing of VA executives found to be incompetent or guilty of manipulating patient data. Government photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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VA expands Veterans Choice Program

President Barack Obama signs into law a bill improving the Veterans Affairs health care system Aug. 7, 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The law dramatically expands veteran access to private care, adds medical staff More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Commission will not pay Price legal bills

Pocahontas County Board of Education Technology Coordinator Ruth Bland speaks to the Pocahontas County Commission during Tuesday morning’s Commission meeting. Pictured, left to right: Commissioners Jamie Walker, More...

The Marlinotn Town Council in session on Monday evening, left to right: Councilmember Sue Helton, Recorder Robin Mutscheller, Mayor Joe Smith, and Councilmembers Loretta Malcomb, Norris Long and David Zorn.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Marlinton defers action on fire fee

The Marlinton Town Council in session on Monday evening, left to right: Councilmember Sue Helton, Recorder Robin Mutscheller, Mayor Joe Smith, and Councilmembers Loretta Malcomb, Norris Long and David Zorn. Marlinton More...

What is the weather trend in Pocahontas County over the past 23 years? As far as temperature, there doesn't seem to be one. The mean temperature for the entire 23-year period is 47.0 degrees. Thirteen years are below the 23-year mean while 10 are above. 2011 and 2012 were significantly above the mean, while the past two years were slightly below. See next week's edition of The Pocahontas Times for a comparison of winter weather and snowfall for the same period. Data from NWS Observer Jason Bauserman. Chart by G. Hamill
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Is it getting warmer or colder?

What is the weather trend in Pocahontas County over the past 23 years? As far as temperature, there doesn’t seem to be one. The mean temperature for the entire 23-year period is 47.0 degrees. Thirteen years More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Marlinton Civil War mural dedicated

Artist Molly Must stands in front of her Civil War theme mural following Sunday’s dedication ceremony. Must said she wanted to convey the hardships on the home front during the war with her work. Historians, More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Nature Club learns about bugs

“We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.” – Bill Vaughan Entomologist Laura Miller, with the West Virginia Department More...

A Virginia Big-eared bat.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Biennial bat count shows continuing losses to WNS

This unfortunate Little Brown Bat is afflicted with WNS. The fungus can be seen growing on the bat’s muzzle. The fungus irritates bats and causes them to become active in winter, when they should be hibernating. More...

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