Rick SteelhammerRecreation Reporter

As a long-time general assignment reporter, Rick Steelhammer has produced stories in all 55 West Virginia counties, traveling the state by foot, car, train, railroad speeder car, rail-mounted bike, ATV, raft, mountain bike, kayak, canoe, towboat, jetboat, airboat, inner tube, skis, snowmobile, snowshoes, zipline and rappel line to generate feature stories and cover news events. He also writes a humor column for the Sunday Gazette-Mail and is the author of "West Virginia Curiosities," "It Happened in West Virginia" and "The Ultimate Book of West Virginia Lists." He is a graduate of Antioch College and the past president and current vice president of the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality's board of directors.

Rick Steelhammer

Recent Articles and Columns

Helping Richwood recover from flood a deja vu experience for Baber
Charleston broadcaster Sahley remembered for his personality
Former Carbide camp on New River island hosts array of free activities
Yeager Airport awaits rollout of Uber service
DOT unveils improvement plans to relieve congestion on Jefferson Road
Barnwood Builders re-purpose antique Canadian barn timbers as frame for New River Gorge pavilion
WV tornado confirmed; flooded schools’ futures uncertain
Whitewater outfitters resume schedule following floods
Busy tracks, accommodating hosts make McDowell inn a railfan mecca
WVSU students learn to dig history in Fort Scammon archaeology project
Steelhammer: Mac n’ Cheese snack, use of sign language may put Burger King mascot on road to redemption
Many campgrounds, boat launches closed over holiday weekend
Flood damage closes roads to national forest, national park recreation sites
Cuts force pools at state parks, forests to close permanently
Scattered ‘embedded’ storms blamed for hit-or-miss nature of flooding
Steelhammer: Did UK voters know much about EU before referendum? Columnist ‘Brexit’ down for you.
Army Corp dams begin releasing near record inflow
July 20 deadline set for bidding on former Sugar Grove Navy base
Final stage of debris removal from Yeager slide to start Monday
For WV National Guardsmen, the trail to Pancho Villa began in Kanawha City
Trump Tile proves visions of political greatness all in the minds of their beholders
New map, analysis chart health risks from oil and gas pollution
New Scout center honors Mormons’ commitment to scouting
Dominion grant helps Blackwater group restore trails
Rick Steelhammer: Carving an East Virginia out of Biden country