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Quest program equips people with outdoor adventure skills
Quest program equips people with outdoor adventure skills

CAIRO — Whether its backpacking or birding, kayaking or canoeing — if you want to learn an outdoor recreation skill or get reacquainted with an activity put on hold due to job or family obligations, North...

Hiker dies in fall from cliffside trail in New River Gorge

SANDSTONE, W.Va. — Authorities say a hiker has died after falling off a cliffside trail overlooking the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia.

Two hikers slipped Sunday night on a...

ATV trail resort goes out on a limb with lodging option
ATV trail resort goes out on a limb with lodging option

BLUEWELL, W.Va. — When Tyler Smith, Nathanael Tankersley and Zach Serdar get ready to ride a section of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, you can be sure they’re out of their tree.

The three northern Illinois...

Putnam County plans for the future of its parks
Putnam County plans for the future of its parks

WINFIELD — Scott Williamson felt like he was stuck in a boat with only one paddle. It didn't matter how hard or how fast he paddled, he just drifted around in circles.

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Paddle boarding enthusiast takes passion to Kanawha River
Paddle boarding enthusiast takes passion to Kanawha River

Darrell Kirk isn’t from the Mountain State — you can tell by his Midwestern accent — but he has a love for it that runs deep in the hollows around Cabin Creek where his family made its home.

He’s the son and grandson...

Canaan restaurateurs make switch to Sutton Lake marina operators
Canaan restaurateurs make switch to Sutton Lake marina operators

SUTTON -- After briefing a family group on the safe operation of a pontoon boat, Ron Cvetican clambers aboard a jet ski to show a Charleston couple the basics on how to ride it, before clambering back up to the dock to issue kayaks and life jackets to ...

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