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

Idea of being without bears gives Pocahontas sanctuary owner paws
Rick Steelhammer: Here’s hoping NY’s population drain clogs ours
WV DNR seeks public’s help in tracking state’s rattlesnake range
Yeager Airport seeks $14 million for new safety-overrun plan
Statue part of Jackson County history
US entry into World War I was no surprise to those in Charleston
Rick Steelhammer: Some tales of two like-named cities
Renovated fire tower cabin converted into getaway
Rick Steelhammer: Cereal mascots can create quite a buzz
Retired WV DNR biologist makes his mark as the ‘Skunk Whisperer’
Prescribed burn in New River Gorge enables study of oak regeneration
Charleston’s Yeager Airport sees rise in commercial boardings
Park Service seeks vandals of historic Thurmond boarding house
Rick Steelhammer: One thing I know for sure, read before retweeting
Dunbar chiropractor writes the book on West Virginia Bigfoot lore
Trump budget axes program that funds WV infrastructure projects
Rick Steelhammer: Wasting away? Buffett-themed rest home could be your cup of tequila
Local psychiatrists use pulsed electromagnetic waves to treat depression
Green Bank telescope helps find missing satellite during 270,000-mile search
Yeager officials submit plan to governor
Rick Steelhammer: Blazing the trail for new hunter safety colors
Feds offer reward for Mon Forest orchid thieves
Hatfield-McCoy Trail sets sights on new trail systems
Steelhammer: Bible not only good book worthy of being WV’s state tome
WV sees record high temperatures