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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

$4.2M in federal aid approved for flood-stricken northern WV counties
Kanawha Parks Commission sells former Sandy Brae tract
Consultant says Yeager Airport needs to extend runway
Free program highlights ‘Hidden History’ of New River Gorge area
Malfunctioning aircraft lands safely at Yeager Airport
Rick Steelhammer: Research that makes people laugh, then think, is an Ig Nobel task
WV’s oldest bridge celebrates 200th birthday
Kanawha Falls Festival draws pro paddlers, whitewater fans to Glen Ferris
Kanawha State Forest hosting nine nature walks Saturday
WV leaders credit teamwork with bringing home Yeager rebuilding funds
South Charleston charges ahead with plan to draw electric vehicle drivers
Rick Steelhammer: Google depression quiz gives pause for thought
FAA grants Yeager Airport $13.5M for safety zone repairs
Radio burst observations by Green Bank Telescope spark interest
Exhibit traces history of road-building, bridge construction in WV
WV State Parks build extensive car-charging network in green initiative
Rick Steelhammer: Will Tubman appear on a $20 bill under Trump? I bet a Jackson she won’t
Remnants of Harvey expected to have ‘minimal impact’ on WV
Putnam man buys 1908 truck that captured his childhood imagination
Construction underway on multi-county bike trail system in WV
Yeager officials expect news of $8 million grant soon
Charleston’s Civil War soldier statues erected with private funds
Rick Steelhammer: Trump’s childhood home may not be ‘yuge,’ but it can be yours for $725 a night
WV’s Green Bank Telescope helps shoot moon with radar for detailed map
Rick Steelhammer: Athleticism could soon become optional in Olympics