Geoff Hamill

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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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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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New wood stove regulations take effect this year

After the brutally cold winter we just experienced in Pocahontas County, nobody wants to hear about new wood stove regulations. But new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wood stove emissions standards take effect More...

By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Commission approves $6.1 million budget

During its regular meeting on March 17, the Pocahontas County Commission approved a budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The $6,110,101 budget includes estimated property tax revenue of $2,689,774 and a lowball estimate More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Watoga Foundation organizes, elects officers

The Watoga Foundation appointed board members and elected officers during its first official meeting on March 14. Pictured at the conclusion of the meeting in Watoga Cabin 19, left to right, back row: board members More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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New RAD law keeps voting restriction intact

Prior to 2013, the word ‘rad’ was used at Snowshoe to refer to an excellent snowboarding run, an extra-large Cheat Mountain pizza or the latest hit on i-Tunes. Now the word ‘RAD’ refers to More...

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