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

Beckley group seeks National Register status for 1838 mill operated by town’s founder
Steelhammer: Justice wants DEP inspectors dressed to impress (and say yes)
Webster Springs takes DIY approach to restoring flood-damaged park
3 WV dams removed in 2016 to improve water quality, public safety
Decline in customers slows on fast-flowing WV rivers
West Virginia Land Trust preserves site of Civil War battle, camp
Rick Steelhammer: Dispelling rumors of another ‘Aporkalypse’
Investment firm sheds light on plans for old Sugar Grove Navy base
WV Supreme Court to mull final resting place for slain WWI Medal of Honor recipient
Rick Steelhammer: What’s in a name? Ask Kobe Buffalomeat
Kanawha State Forest pool building will be new park headquarters
WV Kroger pharmacies to dispense Naloxone without prescription
Air of mystery: Photos offer clues to trace life of ‘Prof. Bumbaugh’
Keystone Drive cleared of debris from March 2015 Yeager safety overrun collapse
Yeager Airport terminal reopened after grenade found in baggage
Webster couple improves off-the-grid living with small-scale hydropower
Princeton couple becomes state’s first Lottery millionaires for 2017
Putnam car collector sends latest restoration to Russia
Number of guns detected at WV airports shot upward in 2016
Denver donates heavy equipment to aid in Richwood’s flood rebuilding effort
Rick Steelhammer: Latest ‘Banished Words’ list has political flavor
Sugar Grove Navy base buyer, redevelopment plans remain hazy
WV resorts join effort to set Guinness record for ski, snowboard lessons
1st major snow of season to sweep across WV Thursday
Migrating birds losing landing spot in Shepherdstown chimney