AmeriCorps volunteers spruce up Cass

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer A group of AmeriCorps volunteers spent last week at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park channeling Tom Sawyer as they painted the fences along the rows of company houses. Unlike Sawyer, though, the...

Solar – a clean take on energy

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Mankind has spent centuries trying to harness the power of the sun and with the evolution of technology, it has become more efficient than ever to use solar energy to power homes...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation This edition of the Watoga Trail report will be an unabashed, unapologetic, appeal for more volunteers to help maintain the 40-plus miles of trail found throughout the 10,100 wooded acres of...

Just say no to plastic

Jaynell Graham Editor People of a certain age will remember Iron Eyes Cody, dressed in Native American garb who, in 1971, produced the most famous tear shed in a TV advertisement. The ad showed him paddling...

State auditor discusses website with BOE

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer At Monday night’s Pocahontas County Board of Education meeting, the board learned of a new website created by the West Virginia State Auditors office which will make bookkeeping easier. It also reveals...

The ins and outs of RIFs in the school system

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Each year, before spring break, the Pocahontas County Board of Education central office and superintendent Terrence Beam must work together on a budget for the next school year. Part of that...

Watoga Trail Report

Ken Springer Watoga Park Foundation Wild Edibles Festival Watoga State Park Naturalist Chris Bartley was visibly excited about this year’s Wild Edibles Festival when I stopped at the park headquarters to talk to him last Thursday....

Temporary Road Closure – Rt. 66

The Division of Highways advises that there will be a temporary road closure on West Virginia Route 66 for drainage culvert replacement beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, with completion of the project...

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