Geoff Hamill

Geoff Hamill can be contacted at gshamill@pocahontastimes.com

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...

Members of the Mountaineer Chapter of Trout Unlimited held a meeting at the Upper Inn Club in Durbin on Monday evening. Chapter President Buck Edwards, pictured fourth from the left, described plans to hold local “sub-chapters” to plan and conduct local activities. Chapter Vice President and Upper Inn manager Laura Dent is pictured second from the right.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Trout Unlimited to hold subchapter meetings in Durbin

Members of the Mountaineer Chapter of Trout Unlimited held a meeting at the Upper Inn Club in Durbin on Monday evening. Chapter President Buck Edwards, pictured fourth from the left, described plans to hold local More...

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing microfilters, MBRs eliminate the need for secondary clarifiers and tertiary treatment and alloew a plant to be built with a smaller footprint. In the photo, an enclosed MBR treatment plant. Siemens Corporation photo.
By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Contractors selected for $27M Snowshoe sewage project

Construction of a Snowshoe wastewater system is on-track to begin by June 1. The wastewater treatment plant will utilize membrane biological reactor (MBR) technology, which produces very clean effluent water. Utilizing More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Landowners fight eminent domain in court

The Sharp Farm in Slaty Fork was the subject of an eminent domain controversy that started in 2005. The thought of the government taking away land without consent is a nightmare for many Pocahontas County residents, More...

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