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Free program highlights ‘Hidden History’ of New River Gorge area

Free program highlights ‘Hidden History’ of New River Gorge area

Hidden History Weekend, a celebration of Southern West Virginia’s diverse Appalachian heritage, will take place Friday through Sunday with more than 20 guided hikes, walking tours, living history performances, craft demonstrations and more. All ...

Innerviews: Inveterate river rat celebrates half-century of boating

Innerviews: Inveterate river rat celebrates half-century of boating

There’s hardly anything Tom Pile enjoys more than his 6-mile commute to work. No stop lights. No stop signs. No traffic jams. And the lanes are as wide and open as a Montana sky.

Kanawha Falls Festival draws pro paddlers, whitewater fans to Glen Ferris

Kanawha Falls Festival draws pro paddlers, whitewater fans to Glen Ferris

GLEN FERRIS — A crowd of about 300 onlookers lined the sandstone outcroppings of Kanawha Falls on Thursday to watch nearly 50 of the nation’s best pro kayakers immerse themselves in competition in slalom,...

WV’s crossbow sales wane; some hunters going back to upright bows

WV’s crossbow sales wane; some hunters going back to upright bows

West Virginia’s crossbow-buying boom appears to have slowed considerably.

WV DNR: Second Sept. season should yield 550-650 bears

WV DNR: Second Sept. season should yield 550-650 bears

Inconsistency is about the only consistent thing about big-game hunting seasons.

John McCoy: Elk-vehicle collisions are a sad fact of life

John McCoy: Elk-vehicle collisions are a sad fact of life

It was bound to happen sooner or later.

Earlier this week, two of West Virginia’s 24 elk were struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 119 in Logan County.

Outdoors calendar: Sept. 17, 2017

Outdoors calendar: Sept. 17, 2017

The Kanawha Valley Regulators will hold a cowboy action shooting match, 9:30 a.m., at the Putnam County Gun Club range near Eleanor.

Triathlon returns to Charleston for eighth year Saturday

Triathlon returns to Charleston for eighth year Saturday

Most days, officers at the Charleston Police Department are all part of the same team. Saturday will be different.

Kanawha State Forest hosting nine nature walks Saturday

Kanawha State Forest hosting nine nature walks Saturday

Nine nature-themed walks in Kanawha State Forest covering topics ranging from aquatic life to wildflowers will take place Saturday during the annual Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walks program.

Poca subdivision first to ban ATVs under county rules

Poca subdivision first to ban ATVs under county rules

WINFIELD — A Poca subdivision is the first neighborhood in Putnam County to fall under the county’s new ATV ordinance.

Forks of Coal ‘field day’ set for Sept. 23

Forks of Coal ‘field day’ set for Sept. 23

Outdoor and nature enthusiasts will have a field day Sept. 23 at the Forks of Coal State Nature Area near Alum Creek.

Two WV elk killed during collision with ambulance

Two WV elk killed during collision with ambulance

Two elk jumped over the median on U.S. 119 and into the path of an ambulance in Logan County early Monday morning.

Alum Creek native recalls homemade gondola family used to cross river

Alum Creek native recalls homemade gondola family used to cross river

ALUM CREEK — For Becky Hager and her family, practically every day was a carnival ride.

Outdoor fun the focus of WV’s annual celebration of hunting and fishing

Outdoor fun the focus of WV’s annual celebration of hunting and fishing

ROANOKE — The grounds of Stonewall Jackson State Park are quiet now, but in a couple of weeks they’ll swarm with people.

Outdoors Calendar: Sept. 10, 2017

Outdoors Calendar: Sept. 10, 2017

West Virginia’s early firearm season for black bears will end, one half hour after sunset.

John McCoy: Wolf ruling might be a blessing in disguise

John McCoy: Wolf ruling might be a blessing in disguise

Sometimes legal “victories” aren’t what they seem.

Take, for instance, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling that wolves in the western Great Lakes states should not be taken off the federal...

West Side private school to build butterfly garden

West Side private school to build butterfly garden

Charleston’s West Side will soon have a new butterfly garden.

National hunting-themed film tour comes to Charleston Friday

National hunting-themed film tour comes to Charleston Friday

If West Virginia isn’t the “hunting-est” state in the union, it’s certainly close.

Damselflies and dragonflies may look menacing, but they’re harmless

Damselflies and dragonflies may look menacing, but they’re harmless

FARMINGTON — This is a tale of damsels and dragons, but it doesn’t take place a long time ago in a kingdom far, far away.

WV State Parks build extensive car-charging network in green initiative

WV State Parks build extensive car-charging network in green initiative

As part of a green initiative that includes a switch from incandescent to LED lighting, less mowing and more recycling, West Virginia State Parks is on track to become the nation’s first state parks system to have electric vehicle recharging...

National Hunting Film Tour Trailer 2017

National Hunting Film Tour Trailer 2017

The National Hunting Film Tour comes to Charleston on Sept. 8. Video provided by Appalachian Range.

Research links grouse population declines to West Nile virus

Research links grouse population declines to West Nile virus

West Virginia’s ruffed grouse populations have declined dramatically since the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Outdoors Calendar: Sept. 3, 2017

Outdoors Calendar: Sept. 3, 2017

West Virginia’s early hunting season for Canada geese will end at sunset.

John McCoy: Officials say squirrel hunting should be good this fall

John McCoy: Officials say squirrel hunting should be good this fall

Game populations may rise and fall, but West Virginia always seems to have plenty of squirrels.