Compass for Fall 2017

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Compass for Summer 2017

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Spice up Spring with allium tricoccum

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer Each spring, the mountainsides are crawling with people scouring the ground, armed with walking sticks and digging tools, in search of a few tiny green leaves. But they aren’t looking for just...

Elk River Ramblers – life, music and a day job

Convey – to cause to pass from one place or person to another. – Merriam Webster Dictionary As we travel this road of life we often come in contact with unforgettable sights, sounds and voices. Someone...

Outdoor fun and volunteer opportunities abound at Watoga State Park

David Elliott Watoga Foundation   Watoga State Park Naturalist Chris Bartley has hit the ground running with a great list of events at the park this season.  Also, the Watoga State Park Foundation continues monitoring and maintaining...

Elk River expands family business

Brandon Nottingham Staff Writer   Winter is a beautiful season for hardy outdoor enthusiasts. With breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains and the welcomed sight of snow gently falling, Pocahontas County is truly a winter wonderland. When the first...

‘You get a line and I’ll get a pole’ – Ice Fishing at...

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer   When the seasons change and the air gets cooler, anglers put away their tackle boxes and fishing poles and wait for the winter thaw so they can, once again, go fishing. At Watoga...

Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters

More than music When Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters take the stage, you know you are in for a fun, foot-tapping time. This group has become one of the most popular and most visible...