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...

Robins ~ the heralds of spring

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer It’s been a long, cold winter. This is the time of year that we’re all anxious for our very last snowstorm to come and go, and we’re glad for every tiny sign...

Caves of Pocahontas County

Roy B. Clarkson History of Pocahontas County -1981   Any consideration of caves should stress two major aspects: 1. Caves are extremely fragile systems of great geologic and biologic interest. They should be entered only by persons who...

Leaf watcher day trip in Pocahontas County

  For three weeks in autumn, Mother Nature sends a fleet of B-52 bombers to drop multi-color paint bombs all over the forests of Pocahontas County. OK, maybe that's not what really happens. It's possible...

Compass – Summer 2018

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People You Meet – Tammy Shoemaker

Age: 50 Occupation: Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Information Specialist at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and Snowshoe Mountain Resort Education: Graduated from Pocahontas County High School in 1984 Family: Step-son, Drew Caloccia, a student at...

It’s a Pumpkinpalooza

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Inspired by fall and focused on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Slaty Fork teen Alan Gibson has organized and planned the first, hopefully annual, Pumpkinpalooza. The event, which will take place...

Minnehaha – the hospitality place

Pocahontas County has always had the distinction of being a place of hospitality, and that distinction may have found its beginning at Minnehaha. Minnehaha Springs, located north of Marlinton on Rt. 39 is a pastoral...