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...

Kick back and let it fly at Knapps Creek Trout Lodge

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Nestled on the banks of Knapps Creek in Marlinton, a 1970s homestead has received a facelift and is now home to the Knapps Creek Trout Lodge. The home was built by Reid and...

Compass – Spring 2018

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Something for everyone at the Opera House this summer

New Orleans jazz? Check. Old time? Check? Folk? Yep. Bluegrass? Absolutely. Blues? We’ve got that, too. Did we mention the skinny German juggler? This summer the Pocahontas County Opera House will host a veritable kaleidoscope of performers on its stage,...

Enjoying cake at midnight

Jaynell Graham Editor   Pocahontas County has always had the distinction of being a place of hospitality, and that distinction may have found its beginning in Minne-haha Springs. Minnehaha Springs, located north of Marlinton on Rt. 39, is...

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Gab

New geocache challenge will have you tongue tied Drawing inspiration from the popular group game Mad Gab, the new geocaching challenge created by the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau will test your wits. “I think...

Experience peaceful cabin living

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Watoga State Park, the largest and one of the most popular state parks in West Virginia is situated in 10,100 acres of shady, pristine forest in the mountains of Pocahontas County. Watoga...

Unplug from the ordinary – Wanderlust Snowshoe

Wanderlust – noun. 1. A strong, innate desire to rove or travel about. Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer Calling all yoga, meditation and relaxation enthusiasts. June 5 through 7, Snowshoe Mountain Resort will transform into a mecca for the...