West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

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Below you will find a listing of all current news for the State of West Virginia. Articles are listed from newest to oldest. Click on the title of a press release to view the full press release.

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The New Appalachian Farm and Research Center Seeks Input from WV Farmers and Farm Families


April 17, 2014 - Study to assess the feasibility and propose location(s) for creating regional food hubs in WV. ...


West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend,


April 16, 2014 - Wildflower Weekend, April 25–27, 2014...


Ag Programs Aiming to Tackle Rural Poverty in West Virginia


April 16, 2014 - Agriculture anti-poverty inititative....


Governor Tomblin, DMV Acting Commissioner Announce New Online Services


April 15, 2014 - Vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card via DMV online service portal...


After Midnight; lunar spectacle creates April 14 into April 15 sky watch at Hawks Nest and Twin Falls state parks


April 14, 2014 - Sky watchers can observe a full eclipse of the moon at Hawks Nest State Park....


WV State Parks spring views include nature walks, education, entertainment, discounts


April 14, 2014 - Spring Views at West Virginia’s State Parks include nature walks, educational and entertainment programs and discounts...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 7-11


April 14, 2014 - Trout stocking report for the week of April 7, 2014....


Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as National Safe Digging Month


April 14, 2014 - Encourages West Virginians to call 811 before they dig...


Wildflower Walks at Kanawha State Forest April 26, 2014


April 10, 2014 - Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks are scheduled Saturday, April 26, 2014....


Discounted midweek cabin rentals appeal to many West Virginia State Park visitors


April 08, 2014 - “Spring cabin mid-week special” at popular state parks and forests....


Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol Complex and in Logan County


April 08, 2014 - In honor of Chief George Underwood, Lake Volunteer Fire Department...


First Lady Tomblin Praises Cabell Midland Career Academies After Visit to School Facilities


April 08, 2014 - First Lady Tomblin visits Agriscience, Childcare and Teaching, Health Science and Fine Arts academies at Cabell Midland High School. ...


International Bowhunters Organization Spring National Competition at Pipestem Resort State Park April 11-13


April 07, 2014 - Spring National Competition the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. ...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Honor Memory of 29 Miners Lost in the UBB Mine Disaster


April 04, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today honored the memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives, four years ago tomorrow, at the Upper Big Branch mine...


Stonewall Resort State Park Marina to Open April 5, 2014


April 04, 2014 - Stonewall Resort State Park’s 370-plus slip marina will open for the season Saturday, April 5,, 2014...


Gov. Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol and In Nicholas County


April 04, 2014 - In honor of former Delegate John W. Shelton...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 31 - April 4, 2014


April 04, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 31, 2014...


Tygart Lake State Park's swimming beach area is reopening in 2014


April 03, 2014 - Tygart Lake State Park's swimming beach area is reopening in 2014...


What's the word? Birding in West Virginia


April 02, 2014 - Scheduled bird watching events at West Virginia State Parks i...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Departure of Director of Public Policy


April 02, 2014 - Departure of Director of Public Policy Hallie Mason. ...


Champion Ham Record Falls at Putnam-Lincoln Ham, Bacon and Egg Auction


April 01, 2014 - A column by Walt Helmick, Commissioner of Agriculture...


Gov. Tomblin signs SB 373, the Water Resources Protection Act


April 01, 2014 - Announcement from Governor's Office about Govenor Tomblin signing SB 373....


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 24-28, 2014


March 28, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 24, 2014...


Three New Produce Records Set in 2013


March 28, 2014 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick congratulated three growers on new produce records set in 2013 and exhorted West Virginians to go all-out on their gardens this year...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on the Signing of Senate Bill 317


March 26, 2014 - Governor speaks on Senate Bill 317....


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 17-21


March 24, 2014 - West Virginia Trout Stocking information....


Preliminary 2012 Census Results Provide a Snapshot of West Virginia Agriculture


March 20, 2014 - The value of West Virginia's agricultural products increased 37 percent over the past five years to a total of $809 million....


Agriculture Department Announces 2014 Agritoursim Marketing Winners


March 20, 2014 - West Virginia Department of Agriculture recognized the best in agritourism marketing efforts over the past year....


Stonewall Resort's Golf Season Opens March 29 with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Entertainment


March 19, 2014 - The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort opens March 29....


DNR Reschedules Public Regulations Meetings in Fairmont and Martinsburg


March 17, 2014 - Meetings rescheduled for March 17....


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 3-7, 2014


March 10, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 3, 2014....


Spring cleanup with camping at Beech Fork State Park April 5


March 06, 2014 - Beech Fork State Park will be asking volunteers to work outdoors to help make the park shine while earning a camping reward. ...


New Online Registration Available for Fishing Tournaments at Stonewall Jackson Lake


March 06, 2014 - A new online registration system is available for fishing tournaments at Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. ...


Governor Tomblin Highlights the Importance of Preserving West Virginia's History


March 05, 2014 - Governor presents 36 Records Management and Preservation Board grants, 10 Survey and Planning grants ...


State Government Employees to Report on Delayed Schedule


March 03, 2014 - Weather delay for state employees....


State Government Employees Not to Report March 3, 2014


March 03, 2014 - Due to ice and snow accumulations as well as potentially hazardous travel conditions, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has closed state government agencies today, Monday, March 3, 2014...


Governor Tomblin Joins Nation's Governors in Asking President to Reconsider Proposed Cuts to Army National Guard


February 28, 2014 - Governor touts National Guard as an essential state partner in responding to domestic disasters and emergencies...


Governor Tomblin Announces Plans for Second Annual Celebration of Diversity


February 25, 2014 - Celebration to be held Friday, February 28 at the Culture Center...


Governor Tomblin Tapped to Lead The Council of State Governments, First Time Former Chair Serves as President


February 25, 2014 - 2014 CSG Leaders' Initiative to focus on workforce development...


West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program Spring Workshop April 11-13, 2014


February 25, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop will be held April 11-14, 2014, at Tygart Lake State Park near Grafton in Taylor County. ...


West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Announces Public Meetings March 17 and 18


February 25, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March....


EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure


February 24, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard....


First Lady Tomblin Unveils Newest First Lady Doll in Culture Center Collection


February 21, 2014 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today unveiled the newest commemorative doll in the First Ladies of West Virginia doll collection during a reception at the Culture Center in Charleston. ...


Fly Rod Chronicles casts spotlight on Shavers Fork in West Virginia


February 21, 2014 - Feb. 24 episode features restored trophy brook trout stream...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on the Passing of WVSU President


February 20, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statement regarding the passing of West Virginia State University President Emeritus Dr. Hazo W. Carter Jr. ...


Serious Snow Means Longer Ski Season at Canaan Valley Extended through March 23, 2014


February 20, 2014 - With more than 130 inches of natural snow at Canaan Valley Resort, ski season is being extended to March 23...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, February 23 The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia


February 19, 2014 - Meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, ...


Governor Tomblin, Secretary Bowling Request CDC Conduct Further Health Studies


February 19, 2014 - Governor Tomblin requests the CDC, or its partners, to immediately conduct further epidemiological and/or toxicological studies as a result of the January 9 Elk River chemical spill....


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Individuals and Organizations for Service Awards


February 19, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to nominate outstanding citizens, families, and organizations for the 2014 Governor's Service Awards...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Tom Jones to WVU Board of Governors


February 14, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed J. Thomas Jones to the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Jones' appointment will run until June 30, 2016, filling the term left vacant by the passing of Dr. Charles Vest last year...


Governor Tomblin Urges West Virginians to Stay Off Roads


February 13, 2014 - Only essential state employees to report to work today...


Gov. Tomblin Directs Health Officials to Move Forward with Home Testing Project


February 12, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has directed the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health to move forward quickly to put together a home water testing project....


Growers Needed for Festival's New 'Strawberry Market'


February 11, 2014 - Strawberry Festival board, the City of Buckhannon and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) collaborate with farmers....


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 3-7, 2014


February 10, 2014 - West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Feb. 3-7, 2014...


Agriculture Commissioner Helmick responds to findings from audit


February 10, 2014 - Ag Commissioner Helmick responds to findings from audit...


Pro-Pet LLC Recalls Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


February 07, 2014 - Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination....


Grant Webinar Offered for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Applicants


February 06, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor a webinar for individuals and groups interested in applying for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). ...


Agriculture Department Opening Up 40 Acres of Prime Farmland in Mason Co. for Vegetable, Small Fruit Production Operation


February 05, 2014 - Forty acres of prime farmland located on WVDA property at the Lakin State Farm in Mason County will be leased this summer for the purpose of commercial vegetable and small fruit production....


Red Flannel Cat Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


February 05, 2014 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick says pet owners should be alerted to a recall of cat food. ...


Chesapeake Bay Program Announces Public Comment Period on New Restoration Plan


February 05, 2014 - The Chesapeake Bay Program partners are seeking public input on a new agreement that will guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed. ...


Illinois Firm Recalls Sliced Spiral Hams for Possible Listeria Contamination-Date Change


February 05, 2014 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is warning consumers and food distributors to be on the lookout for recalled ham. ...


Duct Tape & Cardboard Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park Feb. 22, 2014


February 04, 2014 - For the second year, winter enthusiasts/duct tape engineers are invited to design and construct a person-powered, corrugated cardboard sled...


Gov. Tomblin Asks WV American Water to Make Potable and Bottled Water Available in Affected Areas


January 31, 2014 - Gov. Tomblin Asks WVAW to Make Potable and Bottled Water Available in Affected Areas...


Job Openings at UTC Aerospace Systems


January 31, 2014 - UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products...


Marketplace for Retail Owners Planned at Pipestem Feb. 3-5, 2014


January 29, 2014 - Resale items such as wearing apparel, souvenirs, books, food products and more will be available from vendors at the annual Gift Buying Marketplace at Pipestem Resort, Feb. 3-5, 2014....


Applications Available for 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program


January 29, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is accepting applications for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)....


West Virginia Reptile and Amphibian Regulations Brochure Available


January 28, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has a new Reptile and Amphibian Regulations brochure available...


Governor Tomblin Orders Freedom Industries to Dismantle, Remove and Properly Dispose of all Above Ground Storage Tanks


January 27, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered Freedom Industries to begin, by March 15, 2014, the process of dismantling, removing and properly disposing of all of its above ground storage tanks...


Poet Norman Jordan Presents “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at Hawks Nest State Park, Feb. 1, 2014


January 27, 2014 - Local poet Norman Jordan will present a dynamic performance of Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History,” Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County...


Winter Waterfowl Survey Results


January 24, 2014 - Wildlife biologists in West Virginia counted 8,797 ducks and 6,709 Canada geese during the annual mid-winter waterfowl survey conducted in early January...


Governor Tomblin Announces GACSA Progress and Recommendations Report Available Online


January 23, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse (GACSA) Progress and Recommendations Report is available online at www.governor.wv.gov....


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 13-17, 2014


January 21, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 13, 2014...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 2,682 Black Bears in 2013


January 20, 2014 - West Virginia hunters harvested 2,682 black bears during the combined 2013 archery and firearms seasons....


It's Holly by Golly in 2014, West Virginia state park recovers from 2012 storm damage


January 17, 2014 - Holly River State Park is resilient. Two major storms in less than six months – a derecho followed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012...


Ballroom & Latin Dance Weekend at Stonewall Resort; Couples Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem, Jan. 24-26, 2014


January 17, 2014 - Go dancing at one of two West Virginia state parks the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2014...


Country-Western Dance Weekend at Pipestem Resort, Jan. 24-26, 2014


January 16, 2014 - Karen Mudge and Eddie Bowles of Kickin’ Kountry Couples are dance instructors at Pipestem Resort State Park’s Country-Western Dance Weekend Jan. 24-26, 2014...


State of Emergency Update


January 16, 2014 - Statement from Adjutant General Hoyer...


Gov. Tomblin Provides Update Regarding the Current State of Emergency


January 15, 2014 - "More West Virginians have seen the DO NOT USE order lifted for their area and have been asked to begin the flushing process." ...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 150,268 Deer in 2013


January 15, 2014 - Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 150,268 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and Youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,013 Fall Turkeys in 2013


January 14, 2014 - Preliminary figures for the West Virginia 2013 fall turkey hunting season show a harvest of 1,013 turkeys...


Hawks Nest Winter Evenings Are Diverse in 2014


January 14, 2014 - Three special evenings are featured in January and February at Hawks Nest State Park that offer diverse entertainment...


January Outdoor Finery and Indoor Stay-ability at West Virginia's State Parks


January 13, 2014 - Many state parks in West Virginia are open for a trip-away option at lodges, cabins and even some campgrounds. ...


Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop at Twin Falls Resort State Park Jan. 17-19, 2014


January 13, 2014 - Twin Falls State Park’s Tracking and Woods Lore Workshop is Jan. 17-19, 2014...


State Veterinarian says no known associated risks to livestock at this time following Thursday chemical spill in Elk River


January 10, 2014 - After consulting experts in the field of toxicology, WV Department of Agriculture state veterinarian Dr. Jewell Plumley said late Thursday evening that at this time there are no known associated risks to livestock...


Gov. Tomblin provides update on State of Emergency


January 10, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the current State of Emergency in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties. ...


Toxicology, animal health experts say exposure to water from Elk River chemical spill poses no threat to livestock


January 10, 2014 - State Veterinarian Dr. Jewell Plumley said Friday afternoon that after continuing to seek consultation and advice from toxicologists and animal experts from across the country...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Jan. 6-10, 2014


January 10, 2014 - The following waters were stocked the week of Jan. 6, 2014...


Governor Tomblin Provides Update Regarding the State of Emergency


January 10, 2014 - Afternoon press conference on the state of emergency....


Governor Tomblin Declares State of Emergency In 9 Counties


January 09, 2014 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this evening issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties...


Plan a nature excursion at Watters Smith Memorial State Park in 2014


January 08, 2014 - Watters Smith Memorial State Park in Harrison County is a day-use park that preserves a pioneer homestead of the late 1870s. ...


WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2015 30th Anniversary Wildlife Calendar


January 08, 2014 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2015 edition of the award-winning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar...


Saturdays at Cacapon Resort State Park in January and February


January 08, 2014 - Saturdays at Cacapon State Park near Berkeley Springs offer free events to brighten wintry days....


Gov. Tomblin Presents West Virginia Teacher of the Year with New Car and Check


January 08, 2014 - TOY sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia...


Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort, Feb. 3-5, 2014


January 06, 2014 - Gift Buyers Marketplace at Pipestem Resort, Feb. 3-5, 2014...


Snowshoeing in West Virginia State Parks - winter recreation and a hare rarely seen


January 03, 2014 - It’s easier to find a place to snowshoe, the activity, than to spot snowshoe, the hare. ...


Agriculture Department cooperating with requested audit and investigation


January 02, 2014 - Agriculture Department cooperating with requested audit and investigation...


State agencies collecting live Christmas trees for recycling


January 02, 2014 - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host their ninth annual Christmas tree recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday....


DNR Announces Changes for the 2014 Spring Trout Stocking Season


December 30, 2013 - DNR Announces Changes for the 2014 Spring Trout Stocking Season...


New Fishing Regulations and Tournament Policy Announced for Stonewall Jackson Lake


December 30, 2013 - New Fishing Regulations and Tournament Policy Announced for Stonewall Jackson Lake...


Governor Tomblin to Order U.S. and State Flags Lowered


December 23, 2013 - In commemoration of Major Gregory Vance Shumate ...


Snow Tubing, Skiing and more at Canaan Valley Resort this Holiday Season


December 20, 2013 - The tubing park at Canaan Valley Resort attracts all ages to enjoy winter recreation....


Be Healthy, Stay Active at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


December 19, 2013 - Canaan Valley Resort offers an array of wintertime recreation and package options, including access to the popular Beech Club sauna, spa and fitness center...


Good Food at Canaan Valley Resort Awaits the “Tuckered”


December 19, 2013 - Visitors to the Canaan Valley area come to play and stay....


Look at WVDNR for Last-Minute Gifts


December 19, 2013 - If you’re looking for unusual last-minute gifts that are sure to be appreciated this holiday season and into next year, look no further than the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. ...


North Bend State Park's Winter Wonder Weekend features Olympics theme, Jan. 17-19, 2014


December 19, 2013 - The annual event theme of the North Bend State Park Winter Wonder Weekendis Winter Olympics and includes crafts, games, parade and carnival. ...


Governor Tomblin Receives Commission on Military Spousal Licensure's Recommendations


December 17, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin to receive recommendations from his Commission on Military Spousal Licensure outlining opportunities to better assist military families....


Winter Rate Advantages at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


December 17, 2013 - A variety of rate packages are available at Canaan Valley Resort to encourage all ages to get outside in the wintry months. ...


WVDNR Accepting Applications for Cooperative Research and Education-Management Grants Program


December 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Diversity Unit is accepting applications for grants that support research, conservation or education projects. ...


Governor Tomblin Announces $242 Thousand Award From U.S. Labor Department


December 17, 2013 - Supplemental funding to assist with Hurricane Sandy cleanup...


Claflin Foundation Presents Check to Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Project at McClausland Farm


December 17, 2013 - Point Pleasant attorney Stephen C. Littlepage, who serves as President of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation, presented a check Tuesday in the amount of $5,510 to West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick. ...


Winter Months at West Virginia State Parks Encourage Visits and Warm Memories


December 16, 2013 - WVDNR News: Winter Months at West Virginia State Parks Encourage Visits and Warm Memories...


Deer Hunters in West Virginia Harvest 56,333 Bucks during the 2013 Buck Firearms Season


December 13, 2013 - Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 56,333 bucks...


Canadian Man Fined for Unlawful Capture and Transportation of West Virginia Turtles


December 13, 2013 - David C. Matton, a resident of Windsor, Ontario, paid more than $2,200 in fines after being charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environment Canada for violations of regulations protecting turtles...


Canaan Valley State Park Awarded Prestigious Convention South Award


December 11, 2013 - Canaan Valley State Park Awarded Prestigious Convention South Award...


Lights Along the Midland Trail Keep Things Merry and Bright at Hawks Nest State Park through Jan. 1, 2014


December 11, 2013 - Lights Along the Midland Trail at Hawks Nest State Park through Jan. 1...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims December 9-15 Computer Science Education Week


December 11, 2013 - Governor Tomblin Proclaims December 9-15 Computer Science Education Week...


WVDA Accepting Nominations for 2014 Agritourism Awards


December 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking entries for the 2014 Agritourism Media Awards...


Winter Activities and Getaways at North Bend State Park


December 06, 2013 - With onset of wintry weather, family and friends look to West Virginia State Parks for things to do close to home...


A Christmas Carol Dec. 14 at Cacapon State Park and other December activities


December 06, 2013 - A Christmas Carol Dec. 14 at Cacapon State Park and other December activities...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on New Interim President of WVU


December 06, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement regarding the WVU Board of Governors' decision to name E. Gordon Gee as the university's interim president...


Tygart Lake State Park lodge open year-round


December 06, 2013 - Tygart Lake State Park Lodge near Grafton is now open year-round, providing a view in all seasons of West Virginia’s fourth-largest body of water with 1,750 acres of recreational surface. ...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


December 06, 2013 - In honor of Nelson Mandela and to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day...


Slopes Open at Canaan Valley State Park Dec. 7, 2013


December 06, 2013 - The main ski area opens Dec. 7 at Canaan Valley State Park near Davis in Tucker County...


2014 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants awarded


December 05, 2013 - West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth $2 million to 40 recipients today through the REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program...


Governor Tomblin visits the Macy's Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg


December 02, 2013 - Center to hire 2,100 seasonal workers, tripling initial projection...


Governor Tomblin Issues Executive Order Relating to the Interagency Council on Homelessness


November 27, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has issued Executive Order 9-13...


Pendleton County Man Pleads Guilty to Bald Eagle Law Violation


November 27, 2013 - A Pendleton County man has pleaded guilty to charges related to the killing of a bald eagle...


Agricultural Commissioner Walt Helmick joins church to help feed those in need this Thanksgiving


November 26, 2013 - The WV Department of Agriculture is proud to encourage all West Virginians to eat local food, but, unfortunately, many do not know when they may have their next meal....


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to "Shop Small" This Holiday Season


November 26, 2013 - Small businesses across the state to participate in Small Business Saturday ...


Logan County Man Arrested and Fined for Illegal Buck Deer Kill


November 25, 2013 - A Logan County man was arrested and fined on charges of illegally killing a trophy buck deer in Logan County, according to Lt. Bobby Cales of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section. ...


Gov. and First Lady Tomblin to Honor Military Families with Gold Star Families Recognition Tree


November 22, 2013 - In coordination with the West Virginia National Guard ...


Gov. and First Lady Tomblin Unveil, Re-Dedicate Plaque Commemorating President John F. Kennedy


November 22, 2013 - Plaque commemorates day that forever tied Kennedy to our hearts and minds...


Governor Tomblin, Department of Transportation Announce Completion of New Phase of Corridor H


November 22, 2013 - Bismarck to WV-93 Connector Newest Completed Phase of Project...


Mid-State Archery (Flatwoods) to host next Archery in the Schools Instructor Training Feb. 12-13, 2014


November 22, 2013 - The West Virginia DNR will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools Program Feb. 12-13, 2014, at Mid-State Archery in Flatwoods. ...


State Adopt-A-Highway Program removes 700,000 pounds of litter


November 21, 2013 - More than 700,000 pounds of litter was removed from West Virginia’s public roads and highways, thanks to volunteer efforts this spring and fall as part of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program...


2013 West Virginia deer gun seasons fact sheet


November 20, 2013 - The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 25 – Dec. 7, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Issues Executive Order Reestablishing the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission


November 20, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued Executive Order No. 8-13 reestablishing the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission...


Gov. and First Lady Tomblin to Kick Off Holiday Season With Annual Joyful Night Celebration


November 20, 2013 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In a special tribute to first responders and members of the military, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will welcome West Virginians to the annual Joyful Night celebration Dec. 3, 2013...


Gov. Tomblin and Congressman Rahall Announce FEMA to Provide Waiver Allowing City of Logan to Use Federal Funds to Resolve


November 20, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Congressman Nick Rahall today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided a waiver to allow the City of Logan to use federal funding to acquire and ...


Gov. Tomblin Issues Statement on WVU President Clements Being Named President of Clemson University


November 12, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement regarding West Virginia University (WVU) President James Clements being named president of Clemson University after serving at WVU since 2009...


Governor Tomblin Announces Sogefi Expansion to Create At Least 250 New Jobs


November 12, 2013 - Italian auto parts manufacturer will invest $20 million in Prichard, W.Va. plant...


Governor Tomblin Thanks Veterans For Their Tremendous Service


November 08, 2013 - Governor encourages West Virginians to honor our veterans...


West Virginia WILD for November 2013 - Hunting Adventures with WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro


November 08, 2013 - The mountains above the Gauley River are steep, rough, beautiful and home to a wealth of wildlife...


Gov. and First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginians to Contribute Photos for First Responders Recognition Tree


November 08, 2013 - To honor our firemen, police officers and emergency medical service workers this holiday season...


West Virginia Drivers Should Take Extra Caution to Avoid Deer During the Fall


November 08, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages motorists to be more cautious while driving this time of year...


Pipestem State Park Features Holiday Weekend Activities, Nov. 9-11, 2013


November 08, 2013 - The Veterans Day holiday creates a long weekend for many and Pipestem State Park in Summers County, W.Va. has a variety of activities to offer...


November is Deadline for Insurance on Apples and Peaches in West Virginia


November 05, 2013 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces the final date for West Virginia apple and peach growers to obtain crop insurance on next year's crop is November 20, 2013...


2014 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available


November 04, 2013 - West Virginians looking to get a head start on holiday shopping can begin by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2014 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar...


State Department of Agriculture Warns of Wide-Ranging Recall


November 04, 2013 - WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is warning consumers of a recall on a wide variety of refrigerated, ready-to-eat salad products manufactured by Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore...


West Virginia State Park Gift Cards Have “Something Extra” for the Holiday Season


November 01, 2013 - It’s that “Something Extra” time of year for purchasing West Virginia State Parks gift cards...


November starts the holiday spirit at West Virginia’s state parks


November 01, 2013 - Late November is the start of the holiday season, and in 2013, West Virginia state parks are getting ready...


State Parks Chief Ken Caplinger Receives West Virginia Tourism's Oshel Craigo Lifetime Achievement Award


October 31, 2013 - WV State Parks Chief Kenneth K. Caplinger II was awarded the WV Division of Tourism’s highest honor, The Oshel Craigo Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2013 Governor's Conference on Tourism...


Helicopter Logging on the Monongahela National Forest Requires Temporary Closure of Sale Area for Public Safety


October 31, 2013 - The U.S. Forest Service and the WVDNR are urging sportsmen and women to be aware of the temporary closure of a large section of the Monongahela National Forest...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Eligible West Virginians to Apply for Weatherization Assistance Program


October 30, 2013 - Governor proclaims Oct. 30 as Weatherization Day...


Wild West Dinner Theater Spurs Fun at Twin Falls State Park Nov. 9, 2013


October 29, 2013 - Twin Falls State Park will host an interpretive performance of Wild West figure Belle Star during a dinner theater at 6 p.m....


Special Rates at West Virginia State Parks Recognize Veterans, Nov. 1-15, 2013


October 29, 2013 - Twin Falls State Park is one of the West Virginia state parks and forests offering a Veterans Day Appreciation lodging discount Nov. 1-15, 2013...


Greenbrier Nurseries Supporting Farm to Table Initiative


October 29, 2013 - More West Virginia farmers are working diligently to make sure their food goes directly to local tables...


"Silent Night, Deadly Night" Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Hawks Nest State Park, Nov. 2, 2013


October 28, 2013 - A “murder” will be committed – and solved! – during the “Silent Night, Deadly Night” dinner theater at Hawks Nest State Park Nov. 2, 2013...


Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting Oct. 27, Stonewall Resort State Park


October 25, 2013 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 21-25, 2013


October 25, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 21, 2013...


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates Oct. 25 or Oct. 26, 2013


October 24, 2013 - Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide...


Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt and Banquet Oct. 25-26 Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke, W.Va.


October 24, 2013 - The 2013 West Virginia Governor's One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 25 and 26...


36th Annual Pipestem Pumpkin Run is Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013


October 24, 2013 - A combination of foot races, a walk and a fun run with a Halloween theme is being offered at Pipestem Resort State Park Saturday, Oct. 26...


Trappers and Hunters Must Tag Furbearers


October 24, 2013 - West Virginia’s trapping season will open Nov. 2, 2013...


Fall Foliage Takes Center Stage, a column by Gov. Tomblin


October 24, 2013 - Living in a state known for its natural beauty, we sometimes take our forests for granted-even though we're surrounded by trees...


Agriculture Commissioner Helmick Applauds Poultry Case Court Ruling


October 24, 2013 - West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick issued the following statement concerning Wednesday’s federal court decision...


WVU Extension's New Program Helps Farmers and Producers Grow Food Businesses


October 23, 2013 - West Virginia University Extension Service is hosting a Food for Profit workshop on Nov. 4 at its Kanawha County office on 4700 MacCorkle Ave. in Charleston...


Sale of live foxes permitted in West Virginia


October 23, 2013 - West Virginia trappers will be allowed to sell live foxes to hound coursing pens in West Virginia during the 2013-2014 trapping season...


2013 wild boar archery and firearms seasons open


October 23, 2013 - Wild boar archery season opened Oct. 12 and will run through Dec. 31...


Public Invited to New Canaan Valley Resort Lodge Ribbon Cutting Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30 p.m.


October 23, 2013 - The construction of a new lodge at Canaan Valley Resort State Park is complete...


November Wonderful West Virginia magazine features 1893 World’s Fair, Glass Factories, Nelson Rocks Climb and Fairydiddles


October 23, 2013 - The November 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, looks at the West Virginia connection to the first World’s Fair in 1893...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of Oct. 14-18


October 21, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 14, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Provides Update on 13-Day Investment Mission to Europe


October 21, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today hosted a video teleconference from the European office in Zurich, Switzerland to provide an update on the 13-day Investment Mission to Europe...


E3 West Virginia conducting Charter Signing Ceremony


October 18, 2013 - E3 West Virginia (Economy, Energy and Environment in West Virginia) will conduct a Charter Signing Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22...


First Lady Tomblin Introduces 2013 Governor's Mansion Holiday Ornament


October 18, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today introduced the 2013 West Virginia Governor's Mansion limited-edition holiday ornament during a reception at the Culture Center in Charleston...


First Lady Tomblin to Visit Herbert Hoover High School


October 18, 2013 - in Celebration of Statewide College Application and Exploration Week...


National Forest and Wildlife Management Area roads open to hunters with disabilities


October 18, 2013 - Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads...


2014 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available


October 18, 2013 - The 2014 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy...


First Lady Tomblin Celebrates College Application and Exploration Week During Visit to Herbert Hoover High School


October 18, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin visited Herbert Hoover High School today to assist senior students in completing college applications and to encourage younger students to plan early for college and a career...


WV State Parks packed with activities and more Oct. 18-20, 2013


October 18, 2013 - West Virginia’s state parks offer many fall activity options the weekend of Oct. 18-20...


Online reservation service for Pipestem Resort State Park campsites starts Nov. 1, 2013


October 17, 2013 - Pipestem Resort State Park’s new camping reservation policy begins Nov. 1, 2013...


First Lady Tomblin to Introduce 2013 Holiday Ornament at Culture Center Reception


October 16, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will introduce the limited-edition 2013 West Virginia Governor's Mansion holiday ornament during a reception in the Culture Center Great Hall on Thursday, October 17...


Governor Tomblin Announces State's Financial Stability Continues


October 11, 2013 - Moody's affirms Aa3 rating on $56 million of Parkways Authority's Revenue Bonds...


American Crow Calls Visitors to Kanawha State Forest Oct. 19, 2013


October 11, 2013 - Join Kanawha State Forest Naturalist Sara Miller and Master Naturalist Lynn Hartman for the Bird of the Month Program Oct. 19 at 11 a.m....


Art and Craft Bazaar at Chief Logan Lodge, Oct. 18-19, 2013


October 11, 2013 - A two-day art and craft bazaar is scheduled at Chief Logan Lodge for Oct. 18-19, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Fatal Accident in Randolph County


October 11, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement this afternoon regarding a fatal accident today involving a tourist train and logging truck...


2013 Fall Trout Stockings Begin Oct. 15


October 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 2013 fall trout stocking will take place during the weeks of Oct. 14 and Oct. 21...


State Regulatory Officers on Lookout for Potentially Contaminated Chicken


October 10, 2013 - West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) regulatory officers will be looking for Foster Farms poultry implicated in a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak, although the likelihood of finding any in this state is low...


Venison: a low-fat alternative to beef


October 10, 2013 - As many West Virginians take to the field during the annual deer hunting seasons, they gain more than just an enjoyable day with family and friends...


Big Game Harvest to be Checked at an Official Game Checking Station


October 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds successful big game hunters that they must field tag and transport their deer, bear, turkey or boar to a Natural Resources Police Officer or official game checking station for checking...


Youth, Persons with Disabilities and Senior Citizen Antlerless Deer Season Oct. 19 and Dec. 26-27


October 10, 2013 - The DNR reminds hunters there is a split, three-day, special antlerless deer season for youth, persons with disabilities (Class Q/QQ), and senior citizens (Class XS) scheduled for this fall...


State Agriculture Programs Maintaining Public Safety During Federal Shutdown


October 10, 2013 - WV Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick assures WV citizens that the WVDA has the ability and the authority to protect human and animal health in the Mountain State...


Birding and Banding at Tygart Lake State Park Oct. 11-13, 2013


October 10, 2013 - Three days of birding and banding activities for novices and avid birders alike are planned at Tygart Lake State Park Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13...


Fall foliage is brilliant this year at Cass Scenic Railroad


October 10, 2013 - October runs are the last for 2013...


West Virginia Livestock Prices Available Despite Shutdown


October 07, 2013 - West Virginia livestock producers can still get up-to-date livestock sales prices, despite the shutdown of the USDA market reporting website because of the federal shutdown...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags to be Lowered


October 07, 2013 - In Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Fatal Accident at W.Va. Mine


October 04, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement this afternoon regarding a fatal accident today at a West Virginia mine...


Blennerhassett Mansion by Candlelight is Oct. 11 and 12, 2013


October 03, 2013 - The Mansion by Candlelight Tour, sponsored by the Friends of Blennerhassett, began in 1996 and has become the island’s most popular annual event...


Governor Tomblin, Secretary Thompson, Woody Williams Dedicate New Memorial


October 03, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin, Dept of Veterans Assistance Secretary Rick Thompson, and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams today dedicated the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the DCKMSVC...


Blennerhassett Island Brunch with Margaret Oct. 3, 2013


October 02, 2013 - Enjoy a morning cruise to Blennerhassett Island hosted by Margaret Blennerhassett Saturday, Oct. 3, 2013...


All West Virginia State Parks and Forests are open


October 02, 2013 - The federal government shutdown affects only national forests, parks and recreation areas...


State Parks, Forests and Facilities Are Open in West Virginia


October 02, 2013 - All of the parks, forests, campgrounds, trails, lodges, cabins, golf courses and other recreational facilities operated by the Parks and Recreation Section of the WVDNR will continue operations as normal...


Governor Tomblin to Lead Investment Trip to Europe


October 01, 2013 - Itinerary includes stops in five countries...


October – The REAL Opening of the Hunting Season


October 01, 2013 - Time surely does “fly by” the older you get. In years past I was ready, straining at the bit, in anticipation of October...


Greenbrier East FFA Takes Corn to the Bank


October 01, 2013 - Students in FFA at Greenbrier East High School are taking their education to the bank...


WV Division of Natural Resources Offers October State Parks Discounts


September 30, 2013 - Fall foliage is an invitation to visit West Virginia, and the State Parks and Recreation Section of the state Division of Natural Resources is extending that invitation with a number of October discounts...


WV Farm Museum Hosting Annual Fall Fest Oct. 5-6


September 30, 2013 - The West Virginia Farm Museum will host its annual Fall Festival Oct. 5-6 on the grounds of the museum...


Sealing Houses Now Can Prevent Fall Insect Entry


September 30, 2013 - Several different insects, including Asian lady beetle (ALB) and brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), may invade West Virginia homes this fall to seek shelter from winter weather...


WV Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook Available


September 27, 2013 - The 2013 Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook is available on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ website and will be available soon at DNR offices across the state...


Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Award Recipients


September 26, 2013 - West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick has announced the projects selected for the 2013 round of the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill (SCBGP-FB)...


Pumpkin Fest Baking Contest Dedicated to Janet Kelley


September 26, 2013 - The 2013 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival baking contest will be dedicated to the memory of Janet G. Kelley, an avid participant in the event over the years...


Public shooting range to reopen on Pedlar Wildlife Management Area Sept. 27, 2013


September 24, 2013 - The public shooting range located on Pedlar Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Monongalia County will reopen Sept. 27, 2013, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR)...


Tygart Lake State Park Smart Code Yields Reduced Room Rates


September 24, 2013 - People are using their smartphones for nearly everything, and the latest innovation involves getting an automatic discount when making lodging reservations online at Tygart Lake State Park...


Free Sweet Corn Roast Set for Wednesday


September 24, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will host a free sweet corn roast on the Capitol Complex plaza Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m...


First Lady Invites West Virginians to Submit Handmade Ornaments for Third Annual Artistree


September 24, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin encourages West Virginia artists to create and submit ornaments to be displayed on the Governor's Mansion Holiday Tree...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


September 20, 2013 - In honor of Private First Class Ronald Cales Huffman...


Pumpkin Patches, Hay and Corn Mazes Back in Season


September 19, 2013 - If you and your family are wondering where the closest places are to find the family pumpkin, take a hay ride, or get lost in a corn maze this season, look no further...


Harvest Day at Cass Scenic Railroad is Sept. 21, 2013


September 19, 2013 - Green foliage tipped in fall colors and crisp temperatures at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is an invitation to Harvest Day activities Sept. 21...


Leaf peepers find horseback riding at Babcock State Park a fall foliage treat


September 19, 2013 - Horseback riding through the shaded and beautiful trails of Babcock State Park is a pleasant and peaceful journey...


Fall Classic Car Show at North Bend State Park, Oct. 12, 2013


September 19, 2013 - The Ritchie County Car Club and North Bend State Park invite the public to the fifth annual Fall Classic Car Show, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013...


Gov. Tomblin and Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld Unveil Stratton Elementary's New Live Positively Fitness Center


September 19, 2013 - Southside K-8 and Bridge Street Elementary also awarded fitness centers...


Governor Tomblin Kicks-Off Day to Serve


September 18, 2013 - Highlights State employees' contributions to BackPack Program benefitting school-aged children...


Coopers Rock State Forest Campground remains open until Oct. 31; Reopens April 1, 2014


September 18, 2013 - Fall campers are reminded that Coopers Rock State Forest campground will remain open through Oct. 31, and will reopen for the 2014 season April 1...


Governor Tomblin Announces Substance Abuse Prevention Services Grant


September 17, 2013 - Grant of $9 million will expand prevention services...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


September 17, 2013 - In honor of the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard...


Gov. Tomblin and Chancellor Hill Announce the Launch of Pilot Project to Offer College Counseling by Text Message


September 16, 2013 - Available through 14 high schools and in partnership with 4 colleges...


State announces grant opportunities for water pollution projects


September 16, 2013 - The state Division of Water and Waste Management’s Nonpoint Source Program is issuing an announcement of Additional Grant Opportunity for proposals that focus on nonpoint source pollution issues...


Governor Tomblin Announces Justice Assistance Grant Award Recipients


September 16, 2013 - Grants totaling $1.3 million to aid the efforts of 38 agencies...


National Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 15-21


September 16, 2013 - In conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, the WV Department of Environmental Protection is offering 40 easy things West Virginians can do to better the environment...


Governor Tomblin Announces Award Recipients of Victims of Crime Act Assistance Program Grants


September 16, 2013 - $2.2 million awarded to 51 public and private non-profit agencies...


State Parks provide public service opportunities for the Governor’s Day to Serve Initiative


September 16, 2013 - Throughout the next two weeks, West Virginia state parks will offer opportunities for residents and visitors to take part in the Day to Serve initiative...


October Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Tree Champions, Heston Farm Winery, and The Nature


September 12, 2013 - The October 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, helps make the transition to fall...


WVDA to Kick Off Statewide Farm to School Initiative at Preston High Lunch Event


September 12, 2013 - The WVDA and the WVDE will kick off a statewide Farm to School initiative during a “West Virginia Grown” luncheon at Preston High, Friday, September 13...


Dedication of New Dents Run Shooting Range


September 12, 2013 - The newest West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) public shooting range will be dedicated at noon Friday, Sept. 13, 2013...


Gov. Tomblin Announces West Virginia to Host Nation's Governors in 2015


September 11, 2013 - During National Governor's Association's 2015 Summer Meeting...


September Weekends at Cacapon State Park Designed to Explore Nature’s Gifts: Wildlife, Birds, Bats and the Outdoors


September 10, 2013 - Fall hikes, an area birding festival, Day to Serve opportunities, and “Bonkers for Bats” programs are scheduled at Cacapon Resort State Park on weekends in September...


Believable Liar Bil Lepp at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Sept. 14, 2013


September 10, 2013 - Bil Lepp greets the audience with a wry smile and a nod and the laughs begin even before a tale is told...


Gov. Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered to Commemorate Patriot Day, National Day of Service and Remembrance


September 10, 2013 - The governor asks West Virginians to participate in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m....


DNR to Open New Dents Run Shooting Range


September 09, 2013 - The newest West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) public shooting range will be dedicated at noon Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, according to DNR Director Frank Jezioro...


Thank You to our Foresters and First Responders


September 06, 2013 - A column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...


West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days


September 06, 2013 - Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 28-29...


Ag Commissioner Walt Helmick, Parkersburg Mayor Newell Announce Opening of New Farmers Market


September 06, 2013 - A new farmers market will open Saturday, October 5 in Parkersburg just in time for the fall/winter season...


Gov. Tomblin Announces McDowell County Middle School Students to Receive Laptop Computers


September 05, 2013 - One of ten projects funded through West Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission grants...


Blennerhassett Island State Park Offers Dinner Cruise, Brunch with Margaret, and “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” Sept. 6-7, 2013


September 05, 2013 - Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park in Parkersburg welcomes the fall with two days of entertainment, food and nature adventures for all ages September 6 and 7, 2013...


Fall Photography Workshop at Twin Falls State Park


September 05, 2013 - Capture the beauty of nature at Twin Falls Resort State Park, located southwest of Beckley, during the Fall Photography Workshop September 20-22, 2013...


DUI Simulator Launches Statewide Tour


September 05, 2013 - The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) will unveil the new DUI Simulator and launch its statewide tour at West Virginia University (WVU) on Thursday, September 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m....


Gov. Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol Complex and in Fayette County


September 05, 2013 - In commemoration of former Delegate Thomas Eberly Myles...


Legacy of Mary Ingles Event at Beech Fork State Park, September 12-15, 2013


September 03, 2013 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles, in its 25th year, is an 18th century living history weekend September 12-15 at Beech Fork State Park...


Governor Tomblin Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Grants Loan Request


September 03, 2013 - For individuals and businesses affected by June storms in several counties...


New River Gorge Bridge Now Listed on National Register of Historic Places


September 03, 2013 - A column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...


The ‘Beast of the East’ – Gauley fall whitewater season begins Friday, Sept. 6


August 30, 2013 - West Virginia Division of Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver announces the Gauley River rafting season begins Sept. 6 with the first Summersville Dam water release of the season...


150th Anniversary Reenactment of The Battle at Droop Mountain Aug. 31 and Sept. 1


August 30, 2013 - The Battle of Droop Mountain occurred on November 6, 1863, and has been called the last significant battle of the Civil War...


September is for camping and cabin getaways at West Virginia’s state parks and forests


August 30, 2013 - With students returning to school, September finds weekends busy with sports and parks generally a little more relaxed for camping, a round of golf or a stay in a cabin...


Tygart Lake State Park adds sightseeing and dinner cruises to its on-the-water options


August 30, 2013 - Tygart Lake State Park has several popular water options. The park has recently added sightseeing and dinner cruises for folks looking for a few hours on the lake during their visit...


Governor Tomblin Announces Toyota Motor Manufacturing of W.Va. to Expand


August 30, 2013 - Sen. Rockefeller praises Toyota's $90 million investment at its Buffalo, W.Va. plant...


Blennerhassett Island is Coach’s Choice for Cross Country Invitational and 5K run/walk September 6


August 30, 2013 - The Ohio Valley University has announced the annual OVU Fighting Scots Invitational cross country meet and the inaugural Debby Jamison 5K run/walk is set for Friday...


An Exciting Month for Business in West Virginia


August 30, 2013 - August has been an exciting month for business in West Virginia...


Governor Tomblin Delivers Statewide Message at the W.Va. Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting


August 28, 2013 - Governor discusses state's business climate, recent growth, and future plans to strengthen state's economy...


Small Game Hunting and Trapping Opportunities for 2013–2014 Season


August 28, 2013 - Small game hunting in West Virginia is scheduled to begin with the opening of the one-day youth squirrel season September 7, 2013...


Hunter Ethics on Public Land


August 28, 2013 - The fall hunting seasons are about to get underway in West Virginia, and it’s time for hunters to begin scouting both for game and for places to enjoy their sport, either on private or public land...


Labor Day Weekend at Canaan Valley offers array of activities


August 28, 2013 - Labor Day Weekend starts off with a bang at a Sporting Clay Shoot-out Competition at Canaan Valley State Park Saturday, August 31...


Governor Tomblin Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington D.C.


August 28, 2013 - King delivered his "I have a dream" speech on August, 28 1963...


52 years and counting Family Reunion Makes Camp Creek State Park an Annual Event


August 27, 2013 - West Virginia state parks have always been popular for family reunions, and no one knows that more than the Wood/Farley/McBride family, which recently hosted their 52nd reunion at Camp Creek State Park...


Scrapbooking weekend at Tygart Lake State Park set for Sept. 6-8


August 27, 2013 - There is no better place to scrap the day and night away than Tygart Lake State Park the weekend of Sept. 6-8...


Supporting the Men and Women Who Support West Virginians


August 26, 2013 - A column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...


Brush Creek Falls Area in Mercer County is Closed to Swimming But Open for Picnicking, Birding and Hiking


August 26, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is announcing that the Brush Creek Falls natural area near Pipestem State Park is now off limits to swimming...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Four to the Higher Education Policy Commission


August 23, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced his appointments to the Higher Education Policy Commission...


First Lady Tomblin Chairs Inaugural Meeting of Governor's Commission on Military Spousal Licensure


August 23, 2013 - Commission to study and recommend ways to better assist military spouses with professional licensure requirements...


West Virginia Big Buck Contest Begins with Bow Season


August 23, 2013 - The September 28 opening of the bow hunting season for deer marks the beginning of the annual West Virginia Big Buck Contest...


Governor Tomblin Requests U.S. Small Business Administration Loans for Roane County


August 23, 2013 - For individuals and businesses affected by June storms...


First Lady Tomblin Visits New Moms and Moms-to-Be at Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby Shower


August 23, 2013 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today attended the 6th Annual UniCare Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby shower at the Charleston Civic Center...


W.Va. Division of Forestry firefighters assist with fighting fires in Montana


August 23, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Forestry dispatched a firefighting crew to Montana on Monday to assist with wildfires at the Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston...


Governor Tomblin Highlights State's Manufacturing Growth During National Summit


August 22, 2013 - State's tax eliminations, world-class workforce and education reforms credited for job creation...


Governor Tomblin Announces WVCHIP to be available for dependents of state employees


August 22, 2013 - Coverage anticipated to begin July 1, 2014...


West Virginia’s Deer and Bear Archery Seasons to Open in September


August 22, 2013 - West Virginia’s 2013 archery seasons for white-tailed deer and black bear open on Saturday, September 28...


State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1


August 21, 2013 - Those wishing to submit entries for the 11th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1, 2013...


Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park welcomes Emily Campbell, 2013 American Honey Princess


August 21, 2013 - Emily Campbell, the 2013 American Honey Princess, will be in Parkersburg speaking for the West Virginia Honey Festival this weekend...


Department of Agriculture Including More Counties in Public-Private Pest Program


August 20, 2013 - One of West Virginia’s most worrisome forest pests will have fewer places to hide in 2014...


Governor Tomblin Announces Improvements for the West Virginia National Guard


August 20, 2013 - New training airstrip and bridge to secure the 130th Airlift Wing...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Sept. 2-15


August 20, 2013 - Pennsboro Country Roads Festival: Sept. 5-7; 15th Annual Ribfest BBQ Festival; Poor Farm Festival 2013...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Individuals to College and University Board of Governors


August 19, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed fifteen individuals to serve on the board of governors for five colleges and universities in West Virginia...


"All Nations Drum" Native American Group to Perform at Point Pleasant Battle Days, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, Oct. 5, 2013


August 19, 2013 - The Point Pleasant Battle Days Committee and Tu-Endie-Wei State Park are proud to announce that “All Nations Drum,” a Native American drum group, will be performing as part of Point Pleasant Battle Days Oct. 5...


West Virginia State Park Foundation Assists “Walking in the Footsteps of Soldiers”


August 19, 2013 - A Memorial Conclusion at Droop Mountain Battlefield November 5-6...


September Openings of the West Virginia Youth Squirrel Season and Statewide Squirrel Season


August 19, 2013 - The 2013 West Virginia hunting seasons begin soon, and the popular squirrel hunting season begins in less than a month...


Governor Tomblin Dedicates Logan State Office Building


August 16, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined federal, state and local leaders to dedicate the new Logan state office building that houses needed state government services for the residents of Logan County...


SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls – A Terra-good Adventure September 17–20, 2013


August 15, 2013 - SeptemberFest at Blackwater Falls State Park is four days and three nights of activities, good food and entertainment...


Little Beaver State Park Campground Near Major Highway Access, Remote Atmosphere


August 15, 2013 - Camping season is still underway in West Virginia...


Come to Blennerhassett Island Sept. 7 and Oct. 5; learn about nature


August 15, 2013 - The Six Saturdays summer programming series introduced at Blennerhassett Island this year continues into the fall months...


100th Birthday Celebration of Lewis D’Antoni Golf Tournament at Twin Falls State Park August 31, 2013


August 15, 2013 - Long-time high school basketball coach and Twin Falls State Park golfer Lewis D'Antoni becomes a centenarian this New Year’s Eve...


Kanawha State Forest Bird of the Month: August - Cerulean Warbler


August 15, 2013 - It’s international flight time for the Cerulean warbler...


WANTED: West Virginia Trophy Fish and Big Bucks for Display


August 15, 2013 - at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day - Stonewall Resort State Park, Sept. 28 and 29 ...


Canada Goose Season Opens September 2 in West Virginia


August 15, 2013 - West Virginia’s 2013–2014 waterfowl seasons will begin statewide on September 2, 2013, with the opening of the early Canada goose season...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Four to the West Virginia Veterans Council


August 14, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed four combat Veterans to serve on the West Virginia Veterans Council, helping the State Department of Veteran Assistance fulfill its mission of aiding retired military members in the state...


Governor's Day at the 89th Annual State Fair of West Virginia


August 14, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin to highlight Day to Serve at 2 p.m....


WV State Parks offer special events in late August, 2013


August 13, 2013 - There’s still a lot of summer to enjoy, and many activities are available in late August at West Virginia’s state parks...


Beech Fork State Park Activities Scheduled August 15-18, 2013


August 13, 2013 - Although school is back in session in many counties in West Virginia, activities at Beech Fork State Park near Huntington and Barboursville continue to encourage campers and park visitors to stay outside and enjoy late summer weather...


Governor Tomblin Dedicates New West Virginia State Police Detachment


August 12, 2013 - In Honor of Cameron "Cam" Lewis...


Wonderful West Virginia magazine wins national award; September issue available


August 12, 2013 - September issue features The Nature Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary, JFK Returns to West Virginia, Foliage Hotspots and Autumn Orchids...


Governor Tomblin Announces Launch of Civil War GeoTrail


August 12, 2013 - Geocache challenge to celebrate State's 150th birthday...


Department of Agriculture Announces 2013 "Women in AG" Honorees


August 12, 2013 - Four women have been named the West Virginia “Women in Agriculture” honorees for 2013, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA)...


West Virginia Poultry Laboratory Recertified After Rigorous Review


August 12, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Moorefield has been recertified as a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) for 2013 following an in-depth review process...


WVDA Veterinarian Completes Intensive Foreign Animal Disease Training


August 12, 2013 - Assistant State Veterinarian Dr. Koren Custer recently completed her training as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician (FADD) at Plum Island, New York...


Nature Wonder Wild Foods Weekend at North Bend State Park Sept. 20-22


August 12, 2013 - “Remembering Our Roots” is a wildly appropriate theme for wild food enthusiasts who will be meeting for the 46th Annual Nature Wonder Wild Foods Weekend...


Governor Tomblin Opens 24th DMV Regional Office


August 12, 2013 - To serve Summersville and surrounding communities...


Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered at State Capitol and State Facilities in Kanawha County


August 08, 2013 - In honor of Former Delegate and Mayor Joe F. Smith and former DHHR Cabinet Secretary Dr. Michael Lewis ...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes Students Back to School


August 07, 2013 - Berkeley County dedicates its first new high school in 58 years...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims Today Purple Heart Day in the Mountain State


August 07, 2013 - To pay tribute to those who have been awarded the Purple Heart...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of Former DHHR Cabinet Secretary Dr. Michael Lewis


August 05, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin issued the following statement regarding the passing of Dr. Michael Lewis, former Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Resources...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 19 – Sept. 1


August 05, 2013 - 17th Annual Appalachian Festival; Simply Jazz and Blues Festival; 3rd Annual Chief Logan Hunting and Fishing Expo...


Conditions Improving at Holly River State Park Following Electricity Outage


August 02, 2013 - The restoration of electric service at Holly River State Park continues following a major outage that began in mid-July...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Josh Barker to Represent the 22nd District in the House of Delegates


August 01, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Josh Barker to represent the people of the 22nd District in the House of Delegates...


Governor Tomblin Joins W.Va. Delegation for Meeting with New EPA Administrator


August 01, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spoke directly with newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the impact of the federal agency's far-reaching policies on West Virginians...


Governor Tomblin Praised W.Va. Students for Completing Prestigious Oak Ridge Summer Science Program


July 31, 2013 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin praised four West Virginia students who were chosen to attend a prestigious summer science program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee...


Division of Natural Resources to Conduct Deer Spotlight Surveys in August and September


July 31, 2013 - Over the next several weeks the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will again be conducting spotlight surveys throughout 36 counties...


FY2014 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded


July 30, 2013 - Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients of the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Litter Control Matching Grants...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Commission on Middle Grades to Study Best Practices


July 30, 2013 - Commission to help raise student achievement...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration Granted for Two W.Va. Counties


July 29, 2013 - Mason and Roane counties to receive federal assistance...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Supporting W.Va. Leaders Headed to D.C.


July 24, 2013 - Regarding the Obama administration's proposal for new EPA regulations...


A message from Governor Tomblin to the Boy Scouts of America


July 24, 2013 - As the 2013 National Scout Jamboree comes to a close, I would like to, again, thank you for visiting West Virginia, and extend my best wishes as you depart on your journey home...


First Tee Program at Canaan Valley State Park Encourages Youth Golf Play, July 27-28, 2013


July 24, 2013 - Canaan Valley Resort State Park Golf Course will host a First Tee program Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2013, for children ages 5-14 interested in learning the lifetime sport of golf...


Free Beech Fork State Park Activities Provide Summer Fun in 2013


July 24, 2013 - A mix of lawn games, hiking, and water-oriented activities are offered weekly as part of a five-day schedule at Beech Fork State Park...


McKee’s Sky Ranch, Moto Promo LLC present all-brands motorcycle event


July 24, 2013 - Preston County will host an American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. event on July 25-28, 2013 at McKee’s Sky Ranch in Terra Alta, W.Va....


"Times Change" - West Virginia State Parks Cabin Reservation Policy Changes for Remainder of Summer


July 22, 2013 - For the rest of this summer, visitors may reserve cabins at West Virginia’s state parks for a shorter-than-normal time period...


Weekend Activities at West Virginia State Parks, July 19-21


July 19, 2013 - A variety of activities and events are scheduled at many of West Virginia’s state parks and forests the weekend of July 19-20, 2013...


Lights on! It's Moth Week at Pipestem State Park July 20-28


July 19, 2013 - National Moth Week is a global celebration of moths and biodiversity held on the last week of July 20-28...


Tractor Show Set for State Farm Museum July 20


July 18, 2013 - The West Virginia State Farm Museum in Mason County will host its annual “Tractor Show and Games” Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m....


Governor Tomblin Appoints Judges in the 22nd & 26th Judicial Circuits


July 18, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of two community leaders to the bench in the 22nd and 26th Judicial Circuits...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes 40,000 Boy Scouts to West Virginia


July 17, 2013 - Governor Tomblin welcomes The Boy Scouts of America to The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia....


‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ program plans fall workshop


July 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the fall “Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop” is set for Sept. 13-15 at Watoga State Park...


Lincoln-like conditions return to Holly River; park staff hopeful to have electric power restored by July 31


July 17, 2013 - A two-mile stretch of underground electrical cable at Holly River has conductivity failure...


Gov. Tomblin Sends Letter to Sec. Sebelius Regarding Medicaid Expansion and Insurance Exchange


July 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today sent a letter expressing concerns related to the expansion of Medicaid and the insurance exchange in West Virginia to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius...


Gov. Tomblin Highlights the Economic Impact of Construction of The Summit


July 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today highlighted the economic impact of past, current, and planned construction activity at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve...


West Virginians turn out in record numbers for spring cleanups


July 12, 2013 - More West Virginians than ever volunteered this spring to help make the Mountain State shine...


WVDA Offering Safe Food Production Classes in Randolph and Greenbrier Counties


July 12, 2013 - The WVDA will offer Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices (GHP/GAP) classes next week to help West Virginia food producers protect consumers from food-borne illnesses...


Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal July 27


July 12, 2013 - It’s a different “out-to-eat” experience on Blennerhassett Island...


Privy Evolution - History of Bathrooms, Saturday, July 20, at Blennerhassett Museum


July 12, 2013 - Encore Presentation of Privy Evolution, Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. Blennerhassett Museum, Parkersburg...


Gov. Tomblin Requests Individual and Public Assistance from the Federal Government for Six W.Va. Counties


July 12, 2013 - Due to storms occurring between June 12, 2013 and June 20, 2013...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 22 – Aug. 4


July 11, 2013 - Jackson County Jr. Fair; The Aracoma Story; Wild and Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally...


August Wonderful West Virginia magazine


July 11, 2013 - August Wonderful West Virginia magazine features: Battle of Droop Mountain; Cornstalk’s Campaign; Inspirational West Virginians; Mountain State Sailors; and Nature Lover’s Paradise...


2012 West Virginia Big Buck Contest Winners Announced


July 11, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has announced the winners of the 2012 West Virginia Big Buck Contest...


Bloomin’ Wonderful Rhododendrons at many West Virginia state parks


July 09, 2013 - West Virginia is still celebrating its 150th anniversary of statehood, so now is a good time to get acquainted with the state flower...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting July 28, Logan


July 09, 2013 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, July 28...


Governor Tomblin Releases July Edge Business Report


July 09, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the West Virginia Edge Business Report...


Civil War Campfire program encore set July 12 at Pipestem Resort State Park


July 09, 2013 - Three score and two individuals attended a special Civil War Campfire program at Pipestem State Park’s campground, a Summers County travel destination...


Memorial Hikes to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Droop Mountain


July 05, 2013 - Three hikes are scheduled at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Pocahontas County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle that occurred there November 6, 1863...


Public hearing, workshop set for Chief Logan Road Project


July 05, 2013 - An informational workshop and public hearing on the Chief Logan State Park Road Project will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center...


July 4th Week Offers Wide Variety of Activities at West Virginia State Parks in 2013


July 03, 2013 - Activities at West Virginia’s state parks range from square dancing to “Trees Have Feet” programs the week of July 4, 2013...


Applications Available for Controlled Deer Hunts on Two West Virginia State Parks


July 03, 2013 - Two controlled deer hunts are scheduled in November 2013 at two of West Virginia’s state parks: Blennerhassett Island in Wood County and Stonewall Resort in Lewis County near Weston...


Louisiana Waterthrush is the Featured Bird of the Month at Kanawha State Forest July 6, 2013


July 03, 2013 - A special bird walk and associated activities are scheduled Saturday, July 6, at Kanawha State Forest beginning at 10 a.m....


Evening excursions and good food at Cass Scenic Railroad in 2013


July 03, 2013 - Engines from an era when trains were steam driven and geared for power are working at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County...


Governor Tomblin Announces Jason Pizatella to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff


July 03, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Jason Pizatella will serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff effective immediately...


Reach for the Moon and Stars on Cass Scenic Railroad Lunar Express Runs in 2013


July 02, 2013 - In an era of dusk-to-dawn lighting, lunar excursions at Cass Scenic Railroad offer dark skies on New Moon Runs and moonlight shadows on Full Moon Runs...


W.Va. Division of Tourism launches new spirits page


July 02, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Tourism has launched a new landing page on its website devoted to showcasing the Mountain State’s wineries, distilleries and breweries...


Governor Tomblin Recognizes Two West Virginia Golfers at the Greenbrier Classic


July 01, 2013 - Junior golfers to play in Pro-Am among the professionals...


Governor Tomblin Announces Food Tax To Be Eliminated July 1, 2013


July 01, 2013 - West Virginians to save $162 million...


The Elimination of the Food Tax


July 01, 2013 - This year as we celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday, we've recognized many historic milestones...


Summer winds and woodwinds welcome visitors to Canaan Valley Celebration of the Arts events, July 6-7


July 01, 2013 - Cooler temperatures in the mountain valley and a multitude of activities and entertainment are scheduled at Canaan Valley area of West Virginia...


Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian Country Cloggers at Pipestem State Park, Thursday, July 4


July 01, 2013 - Circle up! It's an evening of square dancing with caller Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian Country Cloggers at Pipestem Resort State Park on Thursday, July 4, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Launches New Effort to Address Distracted Driving in W.Va.


July 01, 2013 - Turn it off. Put it down. Just Drive....


Evening cruises aboard the Island Belle to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park offer summer heat relief


June 28, 2013 - In the cool of the evening, visitors to Parkersburg, W.Va., will find a sternwheeler waiting to depart for a historical island...


Canaan Valley State Park Hosts Wheeling Symphony July 6


June 28, 2013 - The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will perform at the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts on Saturday July 6, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park...


WV Natural Resources Police Officers Preparing for Operation Dry Water 2013


June 28, 2013 - The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, 2013...


Tomlinson Run XC Mountain Bike Challenge Scheduled for June 30


June 28, 2013 - A West Virginia MTB State Championship and USA Cycling MTB National's Qualifier is scheduled for June 30 at Tomlinson Run State Park in Hancock County...


Governor Tomblin Issues Executive Order 6-13


June 28, 2013 - Calls for additional reduction in authorized fiscal year 2013 general revenue expenditures...


“New to Mountain Biking?” Workshops Featured at North Bend State Park in July and August


June 28, 2013 - Mountain Biking is a popular outdoor pursuit that anyone who rides a bicycle can master, and North Bend State Park is offering two summer weekend workshops to teach the skills needed...


Governor Tomblin Continues to Prepare for the National Scout Jamboree


June 28, 2013 - Takes proactive steps ensuring the health and safety of participants and residents...


Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered in Kanawha County


June 27, 2013 - In honor of John Thomas Appleton, Jr....


Permit Applications Available for Special Deer Hunt from National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.


June 27, 2013 - The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, W.Va, has announced that applications are now available and are being accepted for the special resident-only controlled deer hunt at the NRAO site...


Signup for 2014 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program to Begin July 1


June 27, 2013 - Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is urging West Virginia landowners to help the WVDA fight gypsy moths through the CSCL Gypsy Moth Suppression Program. ...


Helmick Urges Farmers to Report Any Damage From Recent Rains


June 27, 2013 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is urging farmers in central West Virginia to report any damage caused by recent rains to local USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 8-21


June 25, 2013 - 47th Annual Pioneer Days; West Virginia State HOG Rally; Bridgeport Benedum Festival...


"Confederate Infantryman" Luke Stevens Makes Two Appearances at Pipestem Resort State Park with Civil War Campfire Settings in July


June 25, 2013 - Two “Civil War Campfires” are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park in July 2013, featuring tales and songs of the time...


Red, White and Blue Golf Scramble at Canaan Valley State Park July 4


June 25, 2013 - Canaan Valley State Park’s golf course is celebrating Independence Day by hosting a Red White and Blue Golf Scramble tournament, Thursday, July 4...


Stonewall Jackson Lake Fishing Regulation Proposal Public Meeting


June 25, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to receive comments on proposed fishing regulation changes at Stonewall Jackson Lake on July 11, 2013...


July Wonderful West Virginia magazine on sale now


June 19, 2013 - July Wonderful West Virginia magazine features: Music on the Mountain; The Falls of Hills Creek; The Civil War and the Sharp Family; and Bronzebacks and Bucketmouths...


Department of Agriculture Encouraging Largest Fruit and Vegetable Entries


June 19, 2013 - Are you the member of your family with the proverbial “green thumb?” Are you the one who desperately foists basket after basket of zucchini on wary, but polite, neighbors?...


Senior Centers Providing Vouchers for 2013 Farmers' Market Program


June 19, 2013 - Senior citizens who qualify may begin signing up for the SFMNP at senior centers throughout the state after July 1, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick...


Governor Tomblin Announces Fitch Affirms West Virginia Bond Rating


June 19, 2013 - Rating agency praises state's proactive approach...


West Virginia Native Brad Paisley Wishes State Happy 150th Birthday


June 19, 2013 - Video clip featured at www.wv150.com...


Lost River State Park Off-grid Location is Popular


June 19, 2013 - Slightly off the technology grid, Lost River State Park in Hardy County attracts a vacation personality that enjoys tradition, family and friend interaction, with limited distractions...


DNR Police Officers Rescue Two Men on Loose Floating Dock on the Ohio River


June 19, 2013 - Two men who were stranded in bad weather on a loose floating dock on the Ohio River near Parkersburg were rescued Tuesday, June 18, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Recognized Participants of Juneteenth


June 19, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin today recognized West Virginians, who this week, participated in Juneteenth as part of the state's 150th birthday celebration...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Giant Birthday Cake to be Served during the State's 150th Birthday Celebration


June 18, 2013 - Giant Birthday Cake to be Served During the State's 150th Birthday Celebration. The celebration begins at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, June 20th. ...


First Lady Honors West Virginia Sesquicentennial Art Contest Winners


June 17, 2013 - Winning artwork to be featured during 150th Birthday Celebration...


Governor Tomblin Calls House of Delegates into Special Session


June 17, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a proclamation calling the members of the House of Delegates into Extraordinary Session...


Governor Tomblin Announces Statewide Bell Ringing for State's 150th Birthday


June 17, 2013 - Tomblin to participate in bell ringing at the State Capitol...


Film Office Announces Guest Speakers for Huntington Workforce Training Seminar


June 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Film Office is pleased to announce that several industry professionals will participate in the Production Assistant Training Seminar on June 22-23 in Huntington....


Preparations For State's 150th Birthday Celebration Underway at Capitol


June 17, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced preparations for West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol are underway. This morning the nine projectors that will be used to project "...


West Virginia Welcome Centers celebrate sesquicentennial around the state


June 14, 2013 - On June 20, 2013, West Virginia will celebrate its 150th birthday and all eight of the state’s welcome centers will join in the celebration...


Governor Tomblin Provides a Storm Update


June 14, 2013 - 100 flood-damaged homes in Roane County, assessment continues...


Events and Activities at West Virginia State Parks June 20 -23


June 14, 2013 - A variety of West Virginia Day/Sesquicentennial events and activities are planned across West Virginia, many at state parks and forests...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 24 – July 7


June 10, 2013 - Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta 2013; Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Cook-off; Little Levels Heritage Fair and Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration...


State record skipjack caught in Mason County


June 07, 2013 - A state record skipjack was caught by Zachary Hankins of Chesapeake, Ohio on May 7...


Free Fishing Weekend is June 8-9


June 06, 2013 - Event part of National Fishing and Boating Week...


Gov. Tomblin Honors State's Export Businesses


June 06, 2013 - This year a record 52 businesses recognized...


Fishing at state parks – a family favorite, a lifetime pursuit


June 06, 2013 - Ponds, lakes, streams and rivers in West Virginia sustain a favorite pastime: fishing...


Aerial tramway accesses unique lodge setting at Pipestem Resort State Park


June 06, 2013 - It sweeps from the Upper Station at Pipestem’s Canyon Rim Center to the floor of the Bluestone Canyon...


Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking


June 06, 2013 - The WVDNR in cooperation with the WVPRO stocked 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River on June 5...


Governor Tomblin Announces Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap to Headline 150th Birthday Celebration


June 04, 2013 - Outdoor concert set for Capitol steps on June 22...


Shay No. 4 repeating honors after 50 years on June 15 at Cass Scenic Railroad


June 04, 2013 - Originally numbered 5, this Shay locomotive at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park began service at Birch Valley Lumber Company, Tioga, W.Va., in 1922...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Former Speaker of the House Robert S. Kiss As Secretary of Revenue


June 03, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Robert "Bob" S. Kiss will join his administration as Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Revenue...


Governor Tomblin and Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld Announce Winners of National Champion Schools Campaign


June 03, 2013 - Three winning schools awarded Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers...


State Beef Producers Marking Fathers' Day with Luncheon at Governor's Mansion


June 03, 2013 - Representatives of West Virginia’s Beef Industry Council will present Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick with cuts of “Beef for Fathers’ Day”...


Spec "Tackle" lar Fish & Friends Activities planned at Cacapon Resort State Park June 8 and 9


May 31, 2013 - Free fishing days in West Virginia are Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9...


Holly River State Park Recovered (mostly) from Storm Damage


May 31, 2013 - Holly River State Park has accomplished what many would have deemed impossible tasks following extensive damage from last fall’s winter storm...


Governor Tomblin Announces Introduction of W.Va. Statehood Commemorative Stamp


May 30, 2013 - Stamp to be released on state's 150th birthday, June 20, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Praises Achievements of Established Drug Court


May 30, 2013 - Justice Reinvestment legislation aims to replicate court's success in other counties...


Cedar Creek State Park Hosts Gilmer County on the Move, June 1, 2013


May 30, 2013 - Gilmer County on the Move, Walking Groups Challenge II members are challenging members as well as friends and neighbors to get a little exercise...


Birding Festival at Canaan Valley Resort rivals western states for birding species observed


May 30, 2013 - Tucker County in West Virginia’s Allegheny Highlands rivals any bird-watching area found in the United States, bar none...


Governor Tomblin Announces Establishment of Appalachian Petroleum Training Center


May 29, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin, joined by Community and Technical College System of WV Chancellor Jim Skidmore, today announced the establishment of the Appalachian Petroleum Technology Training Center...


DEP announces Environmental Excellence winners


May 29, 2013 - West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 24 Environmental Awards of Excellence today during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 9-23


May 29, 2013 - Badlands Bluegrass Festival; Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival; 50th Anniversary Run at Cass Scenic Railroad...


June 1 is Busting Out All Over in West Virginia’s State Parks


May 28, 2013 - An eclectic selection of events is scheduled at West Virginia’s state parks June 1...


Governor Tomblin Offers Assistance to Oklahoma


May 28, 2013 - In wake of severe storms and tornadoes...


West Virginia State Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 1, 2013


May 24, 2013 - West Virginia’s state parks extend an invitation to take a hike to help celebrate The American Hiking Society’s annual National Trails Day event...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 10,974 Spring Turkeys


May 24, 2013 - Preliminary harvest figures for the 2013 spring gobbler season indicate West Virginia hunters checked in 10,974 bearded turkeys...


State Conservation Camp ready for 72nd season


May 24, 2013 - The award-winning West Virginia State Conservation Camp is accepting registrations for the 2013 camp, scheduled June 10-15 at Camp Caesar near Cowen in Webster County...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Observance of Memorial Day


May 24, 2013 - In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered U.S. and State Flags at all state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff from dawn until noon, Monday, May 27, 2013...


West Virginia Joins Other States In Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Fight Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions


May 24, 2013 - States file 'friend of the court' brief in support of Supreme Court petition challenging EPA regulations that will have adverse economic burden on states and consumers....


West Virginia now has Exterior Quarantine for Thousand Cankers Disease


May 23, 2013 - The state of West Virginia has established an exterior quarantine effective May 20, 2013, to help protect the West Virginia walnut resource from Thousand Cankers Disease...


Governor Tomblin Signs Seatbelt Safety Law and Reminds Travelers to Buckle-Up


May 23, 2013 - House Bill 2108 makes not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Karen Bowling as Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources


May 22, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Karen Bowling as Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Health and Human resources...


ArtSpring 2013 at Canaan Valley State Park Memorial Weekend


May 21, 2013 - ArtSpring at Canaan Valley Resort State Park is Memorial weekend, May 24-26...


Get Outdoors at North Bend State Park Family Trails Weekend May 31 - June 2


May 21, 2013 - Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park, May 31 – June 2, jumpstarts the summer months with a variety of outdoor activities...


State Film Office Hosting Workforce Training Seminar


May 20, 2013 - A two-day, hands-on workforce training seminar hosted by the West Virginia Film Office will be held on June 22 and 23 in Huntington...


State record rainbow trout caught in Berkeley County


May 17, 2013 - A state record rainbow trout was recently caught by Tony Corbin of Gerrardstown, W.Va....


National Safe Boating Week promotion aims to increase safety certifications


May 17, 2013 - Boating educator reduces cost of online safety course for week...


Superstorm Sandy Agriculture Assistance Package Announced for West Virginia


May 17, 2013 - West Virginia will be among 12 states eligible for $209 million in federal funding to help farmers, landowners and communities recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy...


Department of Agriculture 'Women in AG' Nominations Due June 1


May 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 “West Virginia Women in Agriculture” program...


New Sporting Clays Facility Opening at Canaan Valley Resort


May 16, 2013 - Ribbon Cutting set for May 17, 11 a.m....


Gov. Tomblin Announces the Appointment of Speaker Rick Thompson as Cabinet Secretary of the W.Va. Dept. of Veterans Assistance


May 16, 2013 - Governor recognizes Secretary Keith Gwinn for his service to the state...


Kids to Parks Day May 18


May 16, 2013 - Kids to Parks Day is a National Park Trust program to encourage youth to get outdoors...


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Show their State Pride with a 150th Birthday License Plate


May 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to show their state pride with a 150th birthday license plate...


Rob Rice Named Chief of WVDEP’s Abandoned Mine Lands Program


May 14, 2013 - Rob Rice has been appointed to the position of Chief of the Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation Program with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day


May 14, 2013 - To honor all fallen and disabled law enforcement officers...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory May 27 – June 9


May 14, 2013 - West Virginia Memorial Day Festival (Spirit of Grafton); Blue and Gray Reunion; Elk River Fest...


Governor Tomblin Announces the Appointment of Mark Matkovich as Acting State Tax Commissioner


May 14, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Mark Matkovich as Acting State Tax Commissioner, effective May 15, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Creates the W.Va. Early Childhood Planning Task Force


May 13, 2013 - Executive Order 5-13 calls for study of early childhood education...


June Wonderful WV celebrates sesquicentennial with all-photo “A Day in the Life” issue and release of new iPad version


May 13, 2013 - The June 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, celebrates its namesake’s 150th anniversary of statehood with a special “Day in the Life” issue featuring nearly 100 photos provided by readers...


Catchable Channel Catfish to be Stocked by WVDNR in May


May 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be stocking more than 10,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 13...


Anglers and Boaters Asked to Help Protect West Virginia Waters


May 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking anglers and boaters to help prevent the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species into West Virginia waters...


Siege of Fort Randolph set for weekend of May 17th


May 10, 2013 - The weekend of May 17th, the 11th annual Siege of Fort Randolph encampment and re-enactment will take place at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, W.Va....


WVDA Gypsy Moth Treatments to Begin Mid-May 2013


May 10, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will treat approximately 3,777 acres in Grant and Preston Counties starting in mid-May for the control of gypsy moth through the Cooperative State-County-Landowner (CSCL) Suppression Program...


Remote Control Aircraft Event at Hawks Nest State Park May 18, 2013


May 10, 2013 - Airplanes and helicopters will be flying at Hawks Nest State Park, Saturday May 18, but they will be the remote controlled kind...


Blennerhassett Island to Receive State SAR Award May 11


May 10, 2013 - Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and Museum of Regional History will receive the Sons of the American Revolution State Flag Award...


WVNET Launches SDN MOOC in West Virginia


May 10, 2013 - Are you ready to get down in the trenches with the experts and learn how to create your own Software Defined Network? If so, this MOOC is for you!...


New Sporting Clays Facility Opening at Canaan Valley Resort


May 10, 2013 - A new sporting clays five stand clay target field is set to open in West Virginia at Canaan Valley Resort State Park during Memorial Day weekend...


Governor Tomblin Signs Three Bills During Visit to Eastern Panhandle


May 08, 2013 - Feed to Achieve and Commuter Rail Act among bills signed...


Governor Tomblin Invites Students to Enter State's 150th Birthday Art Contest


May 06, 2013 - Winning artwork to be featured during the birthday celebration...


WVDNR seeks help locating whip-poor-wills


May 06, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources needs help in locating whip-poor-wills...


State Farm Museum Hosting Antique Gas Engine Show May 4-5


May 02, 2013 - The West Virginia State Farm Museum will host an Antique Gas Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m....


Catfish Stockings begin in mid-May 2013


May 02, 2013 - Angler Rewards Possible at West Virginia State Parks...


Pickin’ and singin’ at the 19th annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival May 10-11


May 02, 2013 - The 19th annual Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park features seven bands over a two-day period, May 10-11...


50th year of operation - Climb Cheat Mountain on the Cass Scenic Railroad in 2013


May 02, 2013 - Golden Anniversary Run Scheduled June 15...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory May 13-26


May 02, 2013 - 72nd Annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival; 10th Annual Siege of Fort Randolph; Spring Ballroom Dancing...


Governor Tomblin Announces Decision to Expand Medicaid in West Virginia


May 02, 2013 - Will provide coverage to approximately 91,500 working West Virginians...


Governor Tomblin signs SB 1001


May 01, 2013 - The Morgantown TIF Bill...


Civil War Encampment Featured at North Bend State Park, May 3-4


April 30, 2013 - North Bend State Park will host a Civil War encampment at the Old Playground Area May 3 and 4, 2013...


North Bend State Park offers introduction to mountain biking May 4-5


April 30, 2013 - Mountain biking is an outdoor pursuit that anyone can master who rides a bicycle...


Six Saturdays focus on nature at Blennerhassett Island


April 30, 2013 - Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is the setting for a series of nature programs in 2013 focusing on the area’s native plant and wildlife...


Celebrating West Virginia's 150th Birthday - A column by Governor Tomblin


April 29, 2013 - This year, on June 20th, West Virginia turns 150 years old. It's a big deal, not just for our state, but for our country...


Staged for fun, Pipestem State Park Amphitheater announces variety of outdoor entertainment in 2013


April 29, 2013 - Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County has a variety of entertainment planned for the 2013 summer season...


American Mountain Theater to air on PBS beginning in May


April 29, 2013 - American Mountain Theater variety show will begin airing on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Service in May...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 22-26


April 29, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 22, 2013...


Cabin Rentals More Affordable Mid-week at Select West Virginia State Parks


April 29, 2013 - Select WV State Parks and Forests with cabins extend a 20 percent discount on overnight stays of two or more consecutive nights, Sunday-Thursday, through May 16, 2013...


Company House Rental Reservations Now Online at Cass Scenic Railroad


April 29, 2013 - New for 2013, and just in time for its 50th anniversary, company houses rentals may be reserved at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park through a new online service...


State Department of Agriculture Scientist to Present Paper at International Meeting


April 29, 2013 - WVDA READ Microbiologist Amie Minor has been invited to present a paper at the IAFP in July as part of the infectious disease research she has been conducting ...


West Virginia State Parks Present: The Roots of Un-Civil War


April 24, 2013 - The 250th Anniversary of Cornstalk’s Campaign...


“Giant Bear” at Coopers Rock State Forest Makes Earth Day Debut


April 24, 2013 - A very big Eco-Bear stands on a rock surveying Coopers Rock State Forest...


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer Candidates May 17 or May 18, 2013


April 24, 2013 - Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide...


No Periodical Cicadas in West Virginia This Spring


April 24, 2013 - Periodical Cicada Brood II emergence has been in the news a lot lately, but West Virginia doesn’t have anything to worry about...


Governor Tomblin Praises Alsop for Strong Leadership During Tenure as Chief of Staff


April 23, 2013 - Secretary of Revenue Charlie Lorensen to take on role in June...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims 2013 as the 100th Year of Golf in West Virginia


April 23, 2013 - 100th Year of Golf in West Virginia...


Natural Resources Police Target Trash in Eastern Panhandle


April 19, 2013 - A “litter sweep” of five Eastern Panhandle counties has been completed by Natural Resources Police Officers of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...


May Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Available


April 18, 2013 - The May 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, continues its year-long celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory April 29 – May 12


April 18, 2013 - Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibition; West Virginia 150; WV State Flatpick Guitar Championship...


"Wings of Wonder" soar at West Virginia State Parks in 2013


April 18, 2013 - Birds of prey can be seen this spring and summer at West Virginia state parks, and not just in the sky and trees...


Governor Tomblin Calls Legislature Into Special Session


April 17, 2013 - Morgantown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to be focus of session...


Lights On at Holly River State Park


April 16, 2013 - Largely without power since Superstorm Sandy hit October. 29, 2012, Holly River State Park in Webster County now has full electrical service restored...


New Bridge Complete; Babcock State Park Open


April 16, 2013 - The bridge replacement at Babcock State Park is complete and the park is open for the 2013 season...


Governor Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Lowered


April 16, 2013 - In honor of the victims of the tragedy in Boston...


Governor Proclaims April Arbor Month


April 16, 2013 - Communities throughout West Virginia hold celebrations...


Governor Tomblin Praises 81st Legislature


April 15, 2013 - Gov. Tomblin tonight praised Senate President Jeff Kessler, Speaker of the House Rick Thompson, and the members of the 81st Legislature for passing several key pieces of legislation during the 2013 Regular Session...


Become an Island Volunteer in 2013


April 15, 2013 - Volunteering at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can be a fun and rewarding experience, and an opportunity to sign up is approaching...


"History of Bathrooms" at Blennerhassett Island Museum April 20


April 15, 2013 - “The History of Bathrooms… From Ancient Times to the 21st-Century” Takes a Peek at into Privy Evolution; Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m. Blennerhassett Museum, Parkersburg ...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding State's Response to Boston Explosions


April 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the state's response to the Boston Marathon explosions...


State Junior Conservation Camp set for June 17-21


April 11, 2013 - Applications are being accepted for the 33rd annual state Junior Conservation Camp, scheduled June 17-21 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley...


Governor Tomblin Establishes Commission to Help Military Spouses


April 11, 2013 - Commission to study and recommend ways to better assist military spouses with professional licensure requirements...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Schools to Apply for National Champion School Designation


April 11, 2013 - Three $100,000 Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers to be awarded...


Youth Environmental Program celebrates 50th anniversary of Youth Day, Saturday May 18


April 10, 2013 - Saturday, May 18 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Youth Environmental Day...


Governor Tomblin Signs Landmark Education Reform Bill into Law


April 10, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined legislators, education advocates, as well as business and labor leaders to sign the landmark education reform bill, Senate Bill 359, into law...


WVDNR Advises: Leave Young Wildlife Alone


April 09, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources advises people to leave all young wildlife alone...


“The Big Five” – West Virginia state parks golf courses that play tribute to design and location


April 09, 2013 - Pipestem, Cacapon, Twin Falls, Canaan, Stonewall. These “Big Five” of the West Virginia State Park golf scene have served countless local players and tourist destination golfers over the years...


Governor Tomblin asks West Virginians to observe a moment of silence


April 05, 2013 - 3:01 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013...


West Virginia WILD, stories by WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro - Dogwood, Ramps and Gobblers


April 05, 2013 - As I walked along the old tram road I could make out the white blossoms of the dogwoods and the rich green carpet of the ramps along the hillside...


Governor Tomblin Honors Miners at West Virginia Coal Miner Statue


April 05, 2013 - In memory of the 29 miners lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine...


Cacapon Resort State Park Puts Some Pep in April


April 05, 2013 - April is a great time to start going outside again to enjoy springtime weather and learn about the outdoors and native critters...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 1-5


April 05, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 1, 2013...


Governor Tomblin sends letter requesting budget adjustment to House and Senate leadership


April 04, 2013 - Re-establishes funding for educational programs...


Governor Tomblin Reestablishes the West Virginia Workforce Planning Council


April 04, 2013 - Council to improve alignment of classroom learning with workplace needs...


April Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Centennial Golden Trout and Talkin' Turkey


April 02, 2013 - The April 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, celebrates 50 years of the famous centennial golden trout, along with articles and photos about some of the most interesting people and places in the Mountain State...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting April 28 in Morgantown


April 02, 2013 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, April 28...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory April 15-28


April 02, 2013 - “Our Civil War Heritage” – Escape to the Mountains 2013; Oglebay Institute's "Crosscurrents" Art Exhibit; Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibition...


New West Virginia Apprentice Hunting License Available Online


March 29, 2013 - The West Virginia Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License (Class AH) is now available online...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 25-29


March 29, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 25, 2013...


“Murder Among the Meringues” serves up dinner, a slice of pie for a mystery at North Bend State Park April 5-6


March 26, 2013 - Gigi Sharp and The Meringues newest song, “Sweet Sugar,” is a hit single, topping the charts...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 18-22


March 26, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 18, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Announces Enhanced Information Technology Training at WVCTC


March 26, 2013 - Students preparing for IT jobs of future with resources from IBM Academic Initiative...


WVJIT and INNOVA partner to invest $1 million in sensor company R&D facility, technology development


March 26, 2013 - A combined loan totaling $1 million will help high tech sensor manufacturer Berkeley Springs Instruments (BSI), LLC to open a research and development facility in Morgan County and ready its newest sensor for market...


Winter Bee Losses 'Normal,' According to State Agriculture Department


March 22, 2013 - West Virginia winter bee losses are “normal” again this year, although WVDA cautions that that number can vary widely from apiary to apiary...


2012 West Virginia Big Game Bulletins Available


March 22, 2013 - The 2012 West Virginia Big Game Bulletin is available at Division of Natural Resources district offices, the Elkins operations center and on the agency’s website...


WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County Register for April 9 session on business fundamentals


March 22, 2013 - A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 9, in Winfield...


Gov. Tomblin's Education Legislation Passes Through West Virginia Senate and House


March 22, 2013 - Landmark legislation outlines plan to raise student achievement...


Dual Champion Makes History at 70th State FFA Ham, Bacon, and Egg Auction


March 22, 2013 - Ashley Cain of Cameron High School became the first entrant in the State FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale to take the top spot in both the ham and bacon categories...


WVDA Aceepting 2013 'Women in Agriculture' Nominations


March 22, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 “West Virginia Women in Agriculture” program...


Governor Tomblin Orders State Flags Lowered


March 21, 2013 - To commemorate the life of former W.Va. Senator Ursula Jae Spears...


First Lady Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to "Light the Way"


March 20, 2013 - On March 21, 2013 the Governor's Mansion will shine blue for Down syndrome research initiatives...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory April 1-14


March 20, 2013 - “Our Civil War Heritage” – Escape to the Mountains 2013; Oglebay Institute's “Crosscurrents” Art Exhibit; Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibition...


Governor Tomblin Announces State Historic Preservation Grant Recipients


March 19, 2013 - Seventeen projects from across the state receive funds...


State accepting registrations for spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup


March 19, 2013 - The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, April 27 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup...


Governor Tomblin Presents Records Management and Preservation Board Grants


March 19, 2013 - Thirty county commissions receive a total of $427,540...


National AG Day Celebrates 40th Anniversary March 19


March 19, 2013 - WVDA takes Agriculture to the Legislature March 20...


Beech Fork State Park Takes a Shining To Volunteer Assistance April 6


March 19, 2013 - The 5th annual Spring Clean-up Weekend at Beech Fork State Park is scheduled for Saturday April 6...


“It’s Not Just Thread” Special Lecture at Blennerhassett Museum Quilting Event, March 23


March 19, 2013 - The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History’s 9th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show opened March 16 and runs through Sunday, March 24, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Announces State Spending Reductions


March 19, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced steps to reduce state spending in response to slowing General Revenue Fund tax collections...


Deadline extended for Mountaineer Treeways program


March 19, 2013 - DOF provides trees for public plantings...


Governor Tomblin Presents Growing Healthy Community Grants


March 18, 2013 - Projects awarded promote healthy communities and economic development...


WVDNR Trout Stockings Week of March 11-15, 2013


March 18, 2013 - The following waters were stocked with trout by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources the week of March 11-15, 2013...


Department of Agriculture Calls for Extra Caution Regarding Equine Virus


March 18, 2013 - West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick is warning equine owners, facilities and events to step up biosecurity practices in response to recent occurrences of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1...


Meeting Scheduled to Discuss American Agri-Women State Chapter


March 18, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) along with West Virginia University Extension will host a meeting...


Photography Workshop at Twin Falls is a Spring Tradition, April 12-14


March 14, 2013 - Two premier state photographers, Steve Shaluta and Steven Rotsch, are instructors for the annual Twin Falls Spring Photography Workshop April 12-14, 2013...


Nature & Earth Day Extravaganza Planned at Twin Falls State Park Saturday April 20


March 14, 2013 - The annual Earth Day Celebration at Twin Falls State Park is scheduled for April 20 at Shelter #1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....


Get Scrapping at North Bend State Park, April 12-14


March 14, 2013 - Organizing events, triumphs, and travel in a scrapbook preserves memorable times for a person or family...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Unveil Plans for Annual Easter Carnival


March 14, 2013 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013...


“Murder Among the Meringues” at Chief Logan Lodge, March 23


March 14, 2013 - Gigi Sharp and The Meringues’ newest song, Sweet Sugar, is a hit single, topping the charts...


WVJIT invests $100,000 in The Fenton Group Funds to help revitalize iconic art glass manufacturer


March 14, 2013 - New funding and new ownership may revive a productive future for 107-year-old Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown...


West Virginia WILD by WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro - March is the time for Transition


March 12, 2013 - On one of the recent rare days of sun and warm temperatures I was driving along Shaver’s Fork in Randolph County...


Governor Tomblin Forms Middle Grades Commission as Part of Education Reform


March 11, 2013 - Commission will study and develop recommendations for improving student achievement...


70th State FFA Ham, Bacon, and Egg Auction Set for March 11


March 08, 2013 - The 70th State FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale will be held Monday, March 11, 2013...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 4-8


March 08, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 8, 2013...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory March 18-31


March 08, 2013 - Life and Limb: The Toll of The American Civil War; March Madness Rafting; “Our Civil War Heritage” – Escape to the Mountains 2013...


Agriculture Department Announces 2013 Agritourism Marketing Winners


March 08, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture recognized the best in agritourism marketing efforts over the past year during the 2013 Small Farm Conference at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown February 28...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House Budget Director


March 04, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Hinton native Sylvia Mathews Burwell...


Governor Tomblin Provides Update on Call for Mine Safety Stand-Down


March 01, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today provided an update regarding Executive Order 1-13 which mandated a statewide mine safety stand-down...


Governor Tomblin Announces Disaster Assistance Available to Residents and Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy


February 28, 2013 - Residents and businesses in Nicholas, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha and Webster counties may apply...


More West Virginia Fisheries to be featured on Outdoor Channel show “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming”


February 28, 2013 - More of West Virginia’s best fishing waters are scheduled to be showcased on episodes of the Outdoor Channel’s program...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory March 4-17


February 28, 2013 - Life and Limb: The Toll of The American Civil War; “Our Civil War Heritage” – Escape to the Mountains 2013; Liberty on the Boarder: A Civil War Exhibition...


DEP continues work to improve water quality on Little Coal River


February 28, 2013 - Work has begun on another major restoration project on the Little Coal River...


Governor Tomblin Outlines Future Action on BTOP Project


February 28, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced actions the State will take on recommendations and requests...


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Celebrate Diversity


February 28, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Dr. Carolyn Stuart of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs today joined minority advocates...


Become an Island Volunteer: Blennerhassett State Park Requests Your Assistance


February 28, 2013 - Volunteering at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can be a fun and rewarding experience...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Stephanie Bond as Acting Director of the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services


February 27, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Stephanie Bond as Acting Director of the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services. The appointment is effective immediately...


Pick the cover for special issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine


February 27, 2013 - It’s time to vote again in West Virginia, not for a candidate, but for the cover of a special issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine...


Spring forest fire season starts Friday, March 1, 2013


February 26, 2013 - As spring approaches, so does the threat of forest fires...


Pick Twin Falls for Guitar Weekend, March 22 - 24, 2013


February 26, 2013 - Nationally recognized flat pick instructors Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer and Jim Ritchey are instructors for a weekend tailored for guitarists...


Governor Tomblin Announces State Sets Record Export Growth for 3rd Consecutive Year


February 25, 2013 - Exports reached record high of $11.3 billion last year...


Governor Tomblin's Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force Presents Report


February 21, 2013 - Recommendations include tax credits, transitioning state bus fleet to propane...


WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program plans Spring Workshop


February 21, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at North Bend State Park will be April 19-21, 2013...


Spring Weekends at Tygart Lake State Park Focus on Personal Interests


February 21, 2013 - Spring weekends at Tygart Lake State Park include workshops and events dedicated to individual interests and lifetime pursuits...


Better Process Control School Slated During 2013 Small Farm Conference


February 21, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor a “Better Process Control School...


Governor Tomblin Signs Executive Order Calling for Statewide Mine Safety Stand-Down


February 20, 2013 - Order follows the sixth fatal coal mine accident in past couple of months...


OHCF Awards Funding for Land Conservation


February 19, 2013 - The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund (OHCF) recently approved three projects in its first round of grant funding...


Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick Announces New Leadership Team


February 15, 2013 - West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick has announced key players who will be taking leadership roles under his new administration at the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA)...


Meeting Scheduled to Discuss American Agri-Women State Chapter


February 15, 2013 - The WVDA along with WV University Extension will host a meeting of various agricultural groups to gauge interest in establishing a state chapter of the American Agri-Women national organization...


Safe Produce Handling Class to be Offered at Small Farm Conference


February 15, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will offer a “Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices” (GHP/GAP) training Thursday, February 28...


Agritourism Workshop Scheduled During 2013 Small Farm Conference


February 15, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will sponsor an all-day Agritourism Workshop Thursday, February 28...


Applications Available for 2013 West Virginia Specialty Crop Block Grant Program


February 15, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is accepting applications for the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)...


Governor Tomblin Presents West Virginia Teacher of the year with a New Car and Check


February 15, 2013 - Sponsored by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield ...


Governor Tomblin Requests State Board of Education Take Leadership Role in Education Reform


February 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last night presented his legislative agenda and proposals regarding education reform during the 2013 State of the State Address and sent a letter to the West Virginia State Board of Education...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of February 11-15


February 15, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of February 11, 2013...


AG Commissioner Walt Helmick Visits Belington Elementary to Present 2012 Bonnie Cabbage Contest Award


February 15, 2013 - Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick presented Belington Elementary student Katelyn Cross with a certificate recognizing her as the Bonnie Plants Third-Grade Cabbage Contest winner February 15, 2013...


Mid-State Archery (Flatwoods) to host next Archery in the Schools Instructor Training April 9 - 10


February 12, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program April 9 and 10...


“With Family & Friends” at Pipestem State Park debuts February 23


February 08, 2013 - Bring your family and friends to Pipestem Resort State Park February 23 and enjoy musical performances by park staff family and friends...


Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park February 23


February 08, 2013 - Design and construct a person-powered, corrugated cardboard sled that can withstand the descent down the Blackwater Falls Sled Run during the Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race February 23...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of February 4-8


February 08, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of February 4, 2013...


Wine Lovers Invited to Free Wine Tasting Event


February 08, 2013 - In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Shops at Inwood Farmers’ Market will host a free wine tasting Saturday, February 9...


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Volunteers for 2013 Governor's Service Awards


February 08, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Governor's Service Awards...


West Virginia DNR Announces Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations


February 07, 2013 - The DNR will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations...


Governor Tomblin Commends CSX for Supporting West Virginia Guard Members


February 05, 2013 - Company donates $25,000 to W.Va. National Guard Foundation...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Feb. 18 – March 3


February 05, 2013 - 23rd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting; Pricketts Fort 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Show; Marshall Artists Series Spring International Film Festival...


Panther WMA Group Camp Reservations in 2013, For True Outdoors Reunions and Celebrations


February 01, 2013 - It’s not too early to begin making plans and reservations for group camping needs this summer...


Great Backyard Bird Count at Pipestem, Cacapon, Blackwater Falls state parks part of national data collection Feb. 15-18


February 01, 2013 - The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event for bird watchers from novice to notable ornithologists...


Babcock State Park Bridge Replacement Underway Through March


February 01, 2013 - Trout Stockings Delayed During Construction...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Former Delegate Ron Fragale to Represent 48th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates


February 01, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed former Delegate and Speaker Pro Tempore Ron Fragale to represent the citizens of the 48th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates...


Nichole Greene Chosen to Reign Over State Fair During Annual Fairs and Festivals Convention


January 30, 2013 - Nichole Greene was chosen from among nearly 90 contestants as “Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals” at the group’s annual pageant held in Charleston January 11-12...


Growers Set Two New Produce Records in 2012


January 30, 2013 - Ray Hendrix of Asbury smashed the state’s former record with a 14.81-pound sweet potato, and Laird and Stacey Marshall of Jefferson County eked out a new record with their 13’ 11” sunflower in 2012...


Cattle Owners Alerted to Begin Tagging Animals USDA


January 30, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule will go into effect March 11...


WVDNR Staff Honored by State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation


January 30, 2013 - The West Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently honored three DNR staff members for outstanding service during 2012...


West Virginia's Late Season Hunting Opportunities


January 30, 2013 - Late winter presents an often-overlooked opportunity for hunters in the Mountain State...


Trapping and Hunting Seasons End Soon for Mink, Raccoon, Fox, Muskrat, etc.


January 30, 2013 - Sportsmen are reminded that various trapping seasons and small game hunting seasons will end soon...


Cacapon State Park offers February fun


January 29, 2013 - Cacapon State Park has a variety of activities for winter weekend enjoyment...


Canaan Valley State Park promotes Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month


January 28, 2013 - A proclamation declaring January as “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” has been signed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...


West Virginia State Wildlife Center to Celebrate Groundhog Day


January 25, 2013 - West Virginia State Wildlife Center’s official weather prognosticator, French Creek Freddie, is poised to forecast the onset of spring on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 10 a.m....


West Virginia State Parks ready for great camping season in 2013


January 25, 2013 - If inquiries about campsite application forms for reservable sites at West Virginia’s state parks and forests is an indication, camping in 2013 could be a banner year...


Governor Tomblin Appoints The Honorable Donald H. Cookman to Represent the 15th Senatorial District


January 23, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed the Honorable Donald H. Cookman to represent the citizens of the 15th Senatorial District...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Proposal to Increase Public Safety, Reduce Corrections Spending


January 22, 2013 - Recommendations would improve offender accountability, reduce recidivism, invest in treatment...


Pipestem Resort Gift Buyers Marketplace is February 4-6, 2013


January 22, 2013 - The annual trade show for gift and souvenir buyers at Pipestem State Park, scheduled this year for February 4-6, will bring wholesale vendors and gift shop buyers together under one roof for three days...


“A Journey Through Time” history series at Blennerhassett Island State Park four Sundays in February


January 22, 2013 - “A Journey Through Time” theme binds four Sunday afternoon history programs in February, creating the 2013 Winter Lecture Series at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park...


Gov. Tomblin Named 2013 Appalachian Regional Commission's States' Co-Chair


January 18, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will serve as the 2013 states' co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), effective Jan. 1, 2013...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of January 14-18


January 18, 2013 - The following waters were stocked the week of January 14, 2013...


West Virginia Commerce Presents 2013 Sponsorship of Outdoor Channel Show


January 18, 2013 - Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming" includes tribute to fallen first responders...


Seasonal Jobs Announced at State Department of Agriculture


January 18, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking a number of individuals for seasonal job openings throughout the state this summer...


WVDNR Seeks Paintings for 2014 Wildlife Calendar


January 17, 2013 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original wildlife art for the 2014 edition of the award-winning Wildlife Calendar...


Local Musicians Liven Lodge Lobby Sundays at North Bend State Park


January 17, 2013 - Local area musicians will add some joy during the drab winter months during “Sundays in the Park” at North Bend State Park in January, February and March...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest a Record 2,683 Black Bears in 2012


January 17, 2013 - West Virginia hunters harvested 2,683 black bears during the combined 2012 archery and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter...


Canaan Valley – new and updated options for winter fun and play


January 17, 2013 - Critters Crawl, Valley Vista, and Face are names for the fun and challenging trails for folks who are tubing, snowboarding and downhill skiing at Canaan Valley State Park...


Governor Tomblin Appoints the Honorable Samuel J. Cann, Sr. to Represent the 12th Senatorial District


January 16, 2013 - Former Sen. Joseph M. Minard assumes role as Senate Clerk...


Governor Tomblin Commends Miller for Service at State Division of Motor Vehicles


January 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joe Miller will retire Jan. 15, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Announces Colonel Gilliam as Newest Member of Veterans Council


January 15, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (WVDVA) today announced Col. Harrison Gilliam as the newest member of the West Virginia Veterans Council...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012


January 14, 2013 - Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 131,444 white-tailed deer...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 1,233 Fall Turkeys in 2012


January 14, 2013 - Preliminary figures for the 2012 fall turkey hunting season show a harvest of 1,233 turkeys...


Smoked Salmon Being Recalled in West Virginia, Neighboring States


January 14, 2013 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is warning consumers that smoked salmon distributed at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets is being recalled on concerns it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...


West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline February 15, 2013


January 14, 2013 - The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF) is devoted to honoring individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and foundations that have helped make this nation great...


Governor Tomblin Takes Oath of Office


January 14, 2013 - As the 35th Governor of West Virginia...


Governor Tomblin Commends Senator Jay Rockefeller for his service


January 11, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today commended Sen. Jay Rockefeller for his years of service to West Virginia...


New Tube Park now open at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


January 11, 2013 - Canaan Valley Tube Park officially opened Friday, January 11, 2013...


Groups urged to apply for Mountaineer Treeways program


January 10, 2013 - DOF provides trees for public plantings...


West Virginia 2013 Make It Shine applications available


January 09, 2013 - Applications are now available for West Virginians to sign up for this year’s Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Jan. 21 – Feb. 3


January 09, 2013 - 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration; 3rd Annual Winterfest; 23rd Annual Spa Feast...


Queen of Queens to be Crowned at Fairs and Festivals Pageant January 12, 2013


January 08, 2013 - Royalty from nearly 90 fairs and festivals throughout the Mountain State will compete for the title of 2013 West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals (WVAFF) Queen...


Governor Tomblin Presents Nearly $1 Million in Safe Routes to School Grants


January 07, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $824,800 in federal funds for seven projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents More Than $7 Million in Transportation Enhancement Grants


January 07, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $7,036,864 in federal funds awarded to 36 projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents Nearly $1.2 Million in Recreation Trail Grants


January 07, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $1,190,241.90 in federal funds for 22 projects...


West Virginia WILD for January 2013 - A column by WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro


January 07, 2013 - January – The Month for “The Dogs”...


Canaan Valley Tube Park Grand Opening January 11, 2013


January 04, 2013 - Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting 1:30 p.m....


Tracking and Wood Lore Workshop January 18-20 at Twin Falls State park


January 03, 2013 - An 18th century weekend is planned January 18-20, 2013 at Twin Falls Resort State Park...


New State Record Yellow Perch


January 03, 2013 - The new state weight record for yellow perch now belongs to Joshua Wayne Estes of Hurricane, W.Va....


Governor Tomblin Appoints Ross Taylor as Cabinet Secretary of Administration


January 03, 2013 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Roscoe "Ross" Taylor as Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration...


West Virginia lands trophy promotional opportunity with fishing show sponsorship


January 02, 2013 - West Virginia lands trophy promotional opportunity with fishing show sponsorship ‘Fly Rod Chronicles’ with West Virginia native Curtis Fleming to showcase state...


Governor Tomblin Appeals FEMA's Decision to Deny Request for Federal Assistance


January 02, 2013 - To help West Virginians recover from Hurricane Sandy...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Eugene White to Run State's Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training


January 02, 2013 - White to fill vacancy created by C.A. Phillips' retirement...


Governor Tomblin Announces 2013 West Virginia State Travel Guide Now Available


December 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Division of Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver today announced the 2013 West Virginia Official State Travel Guide is available free...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Thank West Virginians for their Generosity


December 27, 2012 - Hundreds of toys and more than a thousand pounds of food collected for those in need...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Robert J. Fitzsimmons to Represent the First District in the West Virginia Senate


December 27, 2012 - To fulfill vacancy created by Sen. Orphy Klempa's resignation...


WVDA Accepting Nominations for 2013 Agritourism Media Awards


December 27, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking entries for the 2013 Agritourism Media Awards...


Governor Tomblin and Members of Congressional Delegation Announce NEG for WorkForce West Virginia


December 26, 2012 - $300,000 to help workers displaced after Hurricane Sandy...


Governors Tomblin and Kasich Announce Partnership to Help Dislocated RG Steel Workers


December 21, 2012 - Governors Tomblin and Kasich announced that WV and Ohio, in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Labor, have developed a collaborative agreement to provide assistance with health insurance premium payments...


Technical assistance mini-grants available for sustainability projects


December 21, 2012 - WV communities interested in advancing their sustainability goals can apply for mini-grants offered through the Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont Community and Technical College and the WVSC program...


Pet Owners Urged to Update Vaccinations Following Kanawha Outbreak


December 21, 2012 - Agriculture Commissioner is calling on pet owners to contact their veterinarians to make sure vaccinations are up-to-date on all their animals...


‘Yule Enjoy’ Blackwater Falls Holiday Celebrations Dec. 22 – 31, 2012


December 20, 2012 - Blackwater Falls State Park activities include Christmas and holiday activities for overnight park guests and day visitors...


Mountaineer Food Bank receives $70,000 donation from 2012 One Shot Deer Hunt event for Hunters Helping the Hungry


December 20, 2012 - WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro has presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank representing $70,000 raised during the sixth annual Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt...


Governor Tomblin Asks All West Virginians to Honor Those Lost in Newtown, Conn.


December 19, 2012 - Honoring Connecticut Gov. Malloy's request, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today asked all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence Friday, December 21, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Lowered Immediately


December 18, 2012 - In memory of Hawaii Senator, President pro tempore Daniel K. Inouye...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes Two Communities to ON TRAC Program


December 18, 2012 - Kenova and Marlinton join program...


Governor Tomblin Tables Changes to Eligibility Requirements for Childcare Subsidy


December 18, 2012 - Governor seeking alternatives to deal with budget shortfalls...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes NGK Spark Plugs Expansion


December 18, 2012 - Kanawha County company announces 34 new jobs...


DNR director to present check for Hunters Helping the Hungry


December 18, 2012 - WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro will present the Mountaineer Food Bank – Hunters Helping the Hungry with a check for funds raised during the Sixth Annual Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt...


Gov. Tomblin and the West Virginia Congressional Delegation Honor the National Guard's Legacy of Service


December 14, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin as well as U.S. Representatives Nick Rahall, Shelley Moore Capito and David McKinley in honoring the National Guard's legacy of service...


Register for Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park Jan. 18-20


December 14, 2012 - Stroll Down Memory Lane and Remember the Good Ole Days...


First Lady Hosts Signing Event Featuring 2012 Governor's Mansion Holiday Ornament


December 14, 2012 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today hosted a signing event featuring the 2012 Governor's Mansion holiday ornament...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Connecticut School Shooting


December 14, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement regarding the tragedy that took place at a Connecticut elementary school this morning...


“First Day” Hikes at West Virginia State Parks in 2013


December 14, 2012 - Four areas in the West Virginia state park system will offer First Day Hikes on January 1, 2013...


Governor Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Lowered Immediately


December 14, 2012 - In accordance with the presidential proclamation issued this afternoon...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Dec. 24, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013


December 13, 2012 - Christmas in the Park; New Year’s Around the World; New Year’s Bash...


Princesses Proceed to North Bend State Park for a Dads and Daughters Evening Jan. 5


December 13, 2012 - The fourth annual “Little Princess Ball,” scheduled for January 5, 2013, at North Bend State Park, is an evening for dads and daughters...


2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar Correction


December 13, 2012 - The 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar has an error that hunters need to note...


Farm Museum Light Show Ends December 17


December 12, 2012 - There’s still one more weekend left of the West Virginia Farm Museum Christmas Light Display...


Raptor Appreciation Eighth Annual Eagle Watch Planned for January 12, 2013


December 12, 2012 - The annual January eagle survey of the Pipestem area is scheduled for January 12...


Hawks Nest State Park Winter Dinner Parties Announced for 2013


December 12, 2012 - Hawks Nest State Park has scheduled six Saturdays of evening entertainment and dinner for early 2013...


Two Tracks for Radio Controlled Cars Enthusiasts at Pipestem Resort State Park


December 12, 2012 - Radio controlled (R/C) cars are enjoyed by kids and adults, often together...


New Counties Added to Emerald Ash Border List in 2012


December 12, 2012 - Seven new counties were added to West Virginia’s list of Emerald Ash Borer-infested counties in 2012...


Governor Tomblin Presents Small Cities Block Grants for Fiscal Year 2012 Projects


December 12, 2012 - 17 projects receive a total of more than $12.5 million...


Governor Tomblin, State Transportation Secretary Mattox Launch Free Traveler Information System


December 12, 2012 - 511 enables travelers to "Know Before You Go"...


Governor Tomblin Announces Interstate 77 Re-Opened


December 12, 2012 - Roadway was closed due to Monday's gas line fire...


Governor Tomblin Announces Additional Half-Day Off For State Employees on Christmas Eve


December 12, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin filed a proclamation declaring public employees of the State of West Virginia will be excused from a half-day of work, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Announces Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Ceremony to Participate in Wreaths Across America Day


December 11, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and WVDVA Cabinet Secretary Keith Gwinn today announced the DCKMSVC will host a ceremony at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15th...


Governor Tomblin Provides Update on Gas Line Fire


December 11, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin surveyed the gas line fire damage first-hand this afternoon in the Pocatalico and Sissonville areas of Kanawha County just hours after the rupture...


Looking for Gifts? Look at WVDNR.


December 10, 2012 - If you’re looking for unusual gifts that are sure to be appreciated this holiday season and into next year, look no further than the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...


Deer Hunters in West Virginia Harvest 56,173 Bucks During the Buck Firearms Season


December 10, 2012 - Preliminary data collected from game checking stations across the state indicate deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 56,173 bucks during the two-week buck firearms season...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


December 07, 2012 - In commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day...


Governor Tomblin and First Lady Join West Virginians for Joyful Night Celebration


December 07, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin were joined by hundreds of West Virginians at the State Capitol this evening for this year's Joyful Night celebration...


Bring in 2013 at a West Virginia State Parks Celebration


December 07, 2012 - You, your friends and family can bring in lucky 2013 by attending one of several New Year’s Eve parties planned at West Virginia’s state parks...


Governor Tomblin Sends Letter to President and Congressional Leadership


December 07, 2012 - Letter urges Congress to work together to avoid "fiscal cliff"...


Governor Tomblin Urges Federal Lawmakers to Include W.Va. in Disaster Relief Package


December 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, in a letter, urged the U.S. Congress to include West Virginia in an end-of-year disaster relief package...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Announcement


December 06, 2012 - Manufacturer expects to fill 145 jobs in Randolph County plant...


West Virginia hands out Clean Community and Clean County awards


December 06, 2012 - Four WV communities that went above and beyond in their efforts to beautify and clean up their respective towns have been recognized by the state DEP for environmental stewardship in 2012...


Gifts of a different nature: Cacapon captures outdoor interests


November 30, 2012 - When the discounts and coupons have expired and cyber thrill is gone, there’s still one shopping experience to consider – discovering a new activity or hobby...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Today's Mine Accidents


November 30, 2012 - Four miners injured, one fatality ...


Closed by Superstorm Sandy, Holly River State Park to Open Temporary Office December 3


November 29, 2012 - More than a month after being closed by Superstorm Sandy, Holly River State Park will begin taking calls on Monday, December 3, from a temporary office...


Blennerhassett Museum Has International Glam; Holiday-style Open House December 2


November 28, 2012 - Decorated for Christmas, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg is adorned not so much as a 21st century holiday, but as an international tour with Victorian influences...


WVDA Homeland Security Section Carries Aid to People and Pets After Superstorm Sandy


November 28, 2012 - When Superstorm Sandy rocked parts of West Virginia on October 29, 2012, WVDA's Homeland Security Section was ready to start moving meals-ready-to-eat out to communities in need...


Governor Tomblin Announces Available Slots for the Aged and Disabled Waiver Program


November 27, 2012 - Program provides long-term care alternative to W.Va. families...


Muzzleloader Deer Season opens a week early this year


November 27, 2012 - Additional Deer (Class RM) must be purchased prior to Muzzleloader Season...


Operation Wildflower 2013 calendar available


November 27, 2012 - West Virginians already looking forward to the sights of spring and summer can get some early satisfaction by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2013 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration Has Been Granted


November 27, 2012 - Funds now available for local communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy...


Canaan Valley State Park Goes Cyber


November 26, 2012 - Canaan Valley Resort State Park is gearing up for winter fun and going cyber, offering pre-season lift ticket advantages November 23-26, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Declares State of Emergency Will Be Lifted Dec. 21st


November 21, 2012 - Some counties' emergency status rescinded today...


Orange for Safety on North Bend Rail Trail


November 21, 2012 - Deer season is in full force across West Virginia and in some areas the great outdoors will host two types of users in the same vicinity...


Give the Gift of West Virginia


November 20, 2012 - Wonderful West Virginia magazine holiday deals...


Extras stretch West Virginia State Park gift cards use


November 20, 2012 - For the Christmas and holiday season, gift card purchases of $100 or greater in value receive “extras.”...


Governor Tomblin Announces Capitol City to Host 2014 Travel South Showcase


November 20, 2012 - This is the first-time the Showcase will be in West Virginia...


New parking makes hunting access easier at Camp Creek State Forest


November 19, 2012 - Newly developed and strategically located parking areas have eliminated the once long and difficult uphill hikes hunters had to endure just to reach hunting areas in Camp Creek State Forest...


West Virginia Bird Feeder Alert


November 19, 2012 - Backyard bird watchers need to be extra vigilant this year in maintaining their feeders, according to ornithologist Richard Bailey of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section...


Lights On at Blackwater Falls State Park


November 16, 2012 - After 18 days without power due to extensive damage from Storm Sandy, Blackwater Falls State Park has re-opened...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Michael Douglas Lorensen Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit


November 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Martinsburg attorney, Michael Douglas Lorensen, as Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit serving Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties...


Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates December 7 and 8, 2012


November 16, 2012 - Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide...


West Virginia State Wildlife Center at Reduced Operations


November 16, 2012 - The West Virginia Wildlife Center in French Creek has partially reopened following storm damage recovery, but is operating at reduced capacity...


What Farmers Need to Know About Storm Assistance


November 15, 2012 - West Virginia farmers have suffered a brutal one-two punch over the past four months with the June 29 derecho storm and Superstorm Sandy on and around October 29...


Buck and Antlerless Gun Seasons Open November 19, 2012


November 15, 2012 - Additional Buck Stamp (Class RG & RRG) Must be Purchased Prior to Buck Season ...


2012 West Virginia deer gun seasons fact sheet


November 15, 2012 - The West Virginia firearm buck gun season is Nov. 19 – Dec. 1...


Governor Tomblin Announces Staff Change


November 14, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Erica Mani, Deputy Chief of Staff, has accepted a position with the American Red Cross effective November 29, 2012...


Governor & First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginians to Contribute Photos for Military Recognition Tree


November 14, 2012 - To honor our military men and women this holiday season...


Governor Tomblin Provides a Storm Update


November 09, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged all West Virginians to report any structural damage their homes and/or businesses sustained during last week's storm to their local emergency management office...


Blackwater Falls employees go old-school with challenges; Cathedral’s forest wrecked from Sandy storm damage


November 09, 2012 - Twelve days since “Sandy” hit the spine of the Potomac Highlands, Blackwater Falls State Park employees have been working with no power, heat, or hot water in the lodge...


15 CVBs Receive Accreditation Renewals Through the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus


November 08, 2012 - Fifteen state convention and visitors bureaus received accreditation renewals from the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus...


Storm delivers unusual visitors to Tygart Lake area: gulls, ducks; re-directs saw-whet owls


November 08, 2012 - Bonapart gulls have been sighted at Tygart Lake State Park...


Douglass Congratulates Agriculture Commissioner Candidates


November 08, 2012 - West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass congratulated commissioner-elect Walt Helmick and Republican candidate Kent Leonhardt...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Nov. 12-25


November 05, 2012 - The Secret Garden; Holiday Parade and Christmas Fantasy Light Show; 3rd Annual Holiday Home Tour; Holiday in the Park...


Holly River State Park closed for the year


November 05, 2012 - Tropical Storm Sandy dropped several feet of snow on this Webster County vacation destination...


Moon and Stars programs at Cacapon State Park Nov. 23 and 24


November 02, 2012 - A cart path illuminated by a waxing gibbous moon invites visitors and guests to Cacapon Resort State Park to experience the early evening skies of November...


Tree Stand Safety Urged by West Virginia Natural Resources Police


November 02, 2012 - During the past few years in West Virginia, falls from elevated platforms, also called tree stands, have increased...


Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley and Holly River State Parks Continue to Dig and Cut Out Following Sandy Super Storm


November 02, 2012 - Tropical Storm Sandy continues to create problems at three of West Virginia’s favorite state parks...


Forestry products artisans encouraged to attend Tamarack small-business summit


November 01, 2012 - The Tamarack Foundation will host a free Small Business Resource Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley...


West Virginia State Park Lodges are Open


November 01, 2012 - Hawks Nest State Park, located in Ansted, and Twin Falls Resort, situated between Mullens and Pineville, have both reported that power and phone service have been restored to the park lodges...


Hunters, Churches, and the Public Can Help Support the Hunters Helping the Hungry Program


November 01, 2012 - Share the Harvest Sunday is Nov. 4 at West Virginia Churches...


Concurrent Black Bear Hunting Opportunities During Deer Season


November 01, 2012 - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from November 19 through December 1 in eight counties...


National Forest and WMA Roads Open to Hunters with Disabilities


November 01, 2012 - Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads...


WV State Parks and Forests Recovering from Sandy’s Wrath


October 31, 2012 - West Virginia’s state parks are in the process of digging out of snow, clearing roadways and restoring electric and telephone service following widespread damage caused by Tropical Storm Sandy...


Governor Tomblin encourages eligible West Virginians to apply for the Weatherization Assistance program


October 29, 2012 - In the wake of severe weather associated with Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin reminds West Virginians of the Weatherization Assistance program for low-income families...


Governor Tomblin Declares a Statewide State of Emergency


October 29, 2012 - Weather conditions expected to worsen late Monday and into Tuesday...


Two New Wildlife Management Areas Open to the Public


October 26, 2012 - The newly established Little Canaan Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Sideling Hill WMA have been incorporated into the state’s WMA system...


Gov. Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Prepare for Potential Severe Weather


October 26, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to prepare for potential severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Sandy...


49 years and counting, Cass Scenic Railroad fired up for its golden anniversary in 2013


October 25, 2012 - The world’s foremost roster of working Shay locomotives is faithfully chugging toward a golden anniversary in 2013...


Hawks Nest Resumes Aerial Tram, Trips Continue Until October 28


October 25, 2012 - Aerial tram rides have resumed at Hawks Nest State Park following a temporary shutdown for repairs that began October 13 and ended October 20...


‘Stars of the Industry’ honored at W.Va. Governor’s Conference on Tourism


October 22, 2012 - The Tourism Commission recognized the best in the state’s tourism industry at the “Stars of the Industry” award ceremony at the 2012 West Virginia Governor’s Conference on Tourism...


Governor Tomblin Honors Fallen Firefighters


October 19, 2012 - State service dedicated to fallen Davis Creek-Ruthdale Volunteer Firefighter...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of October 15-19, 2012


October 19, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of October 15, 2012...


WVDA to Host Trade Delegation of Leading Chinese Landscaping Companies


October 19, 2012 - The WVDA will host a delegation of major Chinese landscaping and plant nursery companies to promote some of West Virginia’s producers and products...


Department of Agriculture Announces 2012 Specialty Crop Grant Recipients


October 19, 2012 - Eight West Virginia projects will share $217,000 in Specialty Crop Block Grant funds in 2013. The program is administered by the WVDA and funded by the USDA...


W.Va. Division of Tourism plans live webcast of Bridge Day BASE jumpers


October 19, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Tourism has partnered with the Bridge Day Committee to offer live streaming of BASE jumpers on Bridge Day this weekend...


Take Off for Tygart Lake Any Time of Year


October 18, 2012 - This will be the second winter in the history of Tygart Lake State Park that the lodge and restaurant are open year-round...


2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available


October 18, 2012 - The 2013 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy...


2012 Wild Boar Firearms Season Opens Oct. 27


October 18, 2012 - Wild boar firearms season in West Virginia will open October 27 and continue through November 3, 2012...


Hawks Nest State Park Aerial Tram down for repairs; jet boat rides still available


October 18, 2012 - The aerial tram at Hawks Nest State Park that carries passengers into the New River Gorge became inoperable on October 13 due to power surge and resulting electrical failure...


Fabulous fall finds with sparkling winter forecasts: West Virginia’s state parks and forests


October 17, 2012 - West Virginia’s parks and forests are engulfed in full color this October, but leaf-peeping is just one of many popular draws...


Sale of Live Foxes Permitted in West Virginia


October 17, 2012 - West Virginia trappers will be allowed to sell live foxes to hound coursing pens in West Virginia during the 2012-2013 trapping season...


Trappers and Hunters in West Virginia Must Tag Furbearers


October 17, 2012 - Trapping season in West Virginia will open this year on November 3, 2012...


First Lady to Introduce 2012 Holiday Ornament at Culture Center Reception


October 17, 2012 - State Animal Featured on Newest Ornament...


Hampshire High Swine Program Drawing Attention of Professional Breeders


October 17, 2012 - The Hampshire High School Berkshire Project – part of the schools extensive Animal and Veterinary Science Program – has come a long way in the past five years...


West Virginia’s tourism industry businesses match over $1.4 million to attract visitors to the state


October 17, 2012 - WV Tourism Industry projects totaling $2.6 million have been approved by the WV Tourism Commission to receive matching funds in the amount of nearly $1.2 million through the Matching Advertising Partnership Program (MAPP)...


First Lady Tomblin Unveils 2012 Governor's Mansion Holiday Ornament


October 17, 2012 - Features the state's black bear...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Construction of "The Summit" Produces More Than $50 Million Economic Impact


October 17, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the construction of the Boy Scouts of America's Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has produced an economic impact of more than $50 million in wages and materials alone...


Governor Tomblin Orders State Flag to be Lowered to Half-Staff


October 16, 2012 - In honor of Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumley...


Gov. Tomblin Orders U.S. Flag to be Lowered to Half-Staff


October 16, 2012 - In memory of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter...


Governor Tomblin Requests Federal Assistance for West Virginians in 20 Additional Counties


October 16, 2012 - To assist with damage from the June 29th storm...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Oct. 29 – Nov. 11


October 16, 2012 - Guyandotte Civil War Days Lecture Series; Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours; 20th Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion...


“Boo”dles of Fun planned at many West Virginia State Parks


October 16, 2012 - State parks across West Virginia offer a variety of activities associated with Halloween and days leading up to October 31...


Clara Barton and Robert E. Lee Portrayed at Twin Falls Dinner Theater November 10


October 16, 2012 - Performers Karen Vuranch and Al Stone bring two noted figures in U.S. history to the stage at Twin Falls State Park on Saturday, November 10...


Governor Tomblin Attends Ribbon Cutting for Gestamp West Virginia


October 15, 2012 - Gestamp announced in April its plan to invest at least $100 million and create a minimum of 400 jobs in West Virginia...


Late October activities at Pipestem State Park encourage outdoor experiences


October 12, 2012 - Crisp fall weather is an invitation to get outdoors at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County...


New Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail launched


October 12, 2012 - History buffs and adventure seekers now have a new opportunity to explore the story behind the Hatfield and McCoy feud with the recent launch of The Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail...


West Virginia’s Antlerless Deer Season Opens Earlier


October 11, 2012 - Deer hunters can take advantage of an earlier opening date for antlerless deer hunting with a firearm this fall...


Youth, Class Q/QQ, and Class XS Antlerless Deer Season To Open


October 11, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters that there is a split, three-day special antlerless deer season for Youth, Class Q/QQ permit and Class XS permit hunters scheduled for this fall...


Five Counties Added to Gypsy Moth Quarantine Area


October 11, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has added McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming Counties to its gypsy moth quarantine after surveys documented the presence of egg masses...


WV Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook Available


October 10, 2012 - The 2012 “Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook” is available on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ website and at DNR offices across the state...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting


October 09, 2012 - 1 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2012; Stonewall Resort State Park, Roanoke WV...


Small Game Hunting and Trapping Opportunities for 2012–2013 Season


October 09, 2012 - Small game hunting in West Virginia has already begun with the opening of squirrel season on September 8, 2012...


West Virginia’s fall wild turkey season opens October 13


October 09, 2012 - The fall wild turkey hunting season in West Virginia opens October 13 in selected counties...


West Virginia 'Women in Agriculture' Meeting Set for October 27


October 05, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will host a meeting of various agricultural groups to gauge interest in establishing a state chapter of the American Agri-Women national organization...


Local Food Sourcing Increasing Through 'Farm to School' Efforts


October 05, 2012 - October is “National Farm to School Month,” but efforts to link West Virginia school food programs and local farmers have been in full swing for the past year, and proponents are hailing the early results...


Governor Tomblin Orders State and U.S. Flags Lowered


October 05, 2012 - In Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service...


Governor Tomblin Unveils "Veteran" Designation on Driver's Licenses


October 03, 2012 - West Virginia Sesquicentennial License Plate also Unveiled...


Governor Tomblin Certifies Cacapon Resort State Park Improvement Plans


October 03, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today certified the Cacapon Resort State Park's $24 million expansion project during a visit to the Morgan County Courthouse...


West Virginia State Record Blue Catfish Caught


October 03, 2012 - A state record blue catfish was caught recently from the Ohio River...


2012 Fall Trout Stockings Begin October 9 in West Virginia


October 03, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 2012 fall trout stocking will take place during the weeks of October 8 and 15...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Oct. 15-28


October 03, 2012 - Maze at Cooper Farms, LLC; Ridgefield Farm and Orchard; Gritt’s Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch...


Governor Tomblin Asks West Virginians to Observe Statewide "College Colors Day"


October 02, 2012 - In support of college planning and awareness initiative...


Governor Tomblin Urges all West Virginians Who Suffered Damage During the Derecho to Register with FEMA for Assistance


October 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today urged all West Virginians who suffered damage during the June 29, 2012 storms to register with FEMA for assistance...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Thank West Virginians for Participating in Day to Serve Events


October 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin thanked all West Virginians who organized and participated in service projects as part of today's Governor's Day to Serve...


Candlelit Island Invites Visitors to Blennerhassett Mansion October 12 and 13


October 01, 2012 - Mansion by Candlelight is October 12 and 13 at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park...


Autumn Show Features Car Club Classics at North Bend State Park October 13


October 01, 2012 - People who restore or collect vintage automobiles can sometimes be considered artists....


West Virginia State Parks are ripe for fall leaf peepers


October 01, 2012 - Autumn is one of the most popular seasons for West Virginia’s state parks because the heavily-forested areas figuratively explode with color during October and much of November...


First Lady Tomblin Highlights Importance of Governor's Day to Serve During Visit to Manna Meal


September 28, 2012 - First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin visited Manna Meal in Charleston, W.Va. to discuss the importance of the Governor's Day to Serve...


Govenor Tomblin Supports Prescription Drug Take Back Events Across the State


September 28, 2012 - West Virginians can dispose of prescription drugs, Sat., Sept. 29th...


Acorn Toxicity Can Cause Problems in Livestock, Agriculture Department Warns


September 28, 2012 - An abundant crop of acorns may bode well for wildlife, but can cause problems in cattle, horses, goats and sheep, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass...


History's “Hatfields & McCoys” Miniseries Receives Five Emmy Awards


September 27, 2012 - The success of the History channel's recent "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries continues to shine brightly, winning five Emmy Awards...


State to Use Famous Shay Steam Locomotives in Fish Restoration Effort on Oats Run Oct. 1


September 27, 2012 - The same steam locomotive used more than 100 years ago to haul timber from West Virginia hillsides will be used to haul materials to improve fish habitat...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Participation in the Governor's Day to Serve on Saturday


September 26, 2012 - Volunteer projects set up in all 55 counties...


Big Game Harvest to be Checked at an Official Game Checking Station


September 26, 2012 - The WV DNR reminds big game hunters that successful hunters must field tag and transport their deer, bear, turkey and wild boar to a Natural Resources Police Officer or official game checking station for re-tagging...


West Virginia’s Deer, Bear and Wild Boar Archery Seasons to Open


September 26, 2012 - West Virginia’s 2012 archery seasons for deer and bear open on September 29, and the wild boar archery season opens on October 13...


State Parks provide public service opportunities for the Governor’s Day to Serve September 29


September 25, 2012 - West Virginia state parks will offer opportunities for residents and visitors who want to take part in the “Governor’s Day to Serve” Saturday, September 29, as proclaimed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...


Tracking and Woods Lore Weekend at Blackwater Falls, Sept. 28-30


September 24, 2012 - With harvest and fall colors coming to the mountains of West Virginia, Blackwater Falls State Park is stepping back in time to the 18th century...


Governor Tomblin Honors Prisoners of War, Those Missing in Action and Their Families


September 21, 2012 - September 21, 2012 proclaimed POW/MIA Day in W.Va....


Cattle and Sheep Farmers Should be on the Lookout for Hemorrhagic Disease


September 21, 2012 - Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has been reported through the country in both wild animals and livestock...


State Foresters Predict Fall Color Could Arrive a Bit Early This Year


September 20, 2012 - West Virginia Division of Forestry officials anticipate excellent fall color this year, but say foliage in some areas of the state could peak a little earlier than usual...


Governor Tomblin Launches Public Safety Campaign, "Don't let your last words be a text."


September 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today urged West Virginia drivers to use hands-free devices while driving...


Governor Tomblin Announces 4 Counties to Receive Individual Assistance


September 19, 2012 - Decision a result of governor's August 28 Appeal...


Governor Tomblin Continues to Fight the EPA


September 19, 2012 - Files brief in federal EPA's "Spruce Veto" appeal...


Lost River State Park part of Hardy County Heritage Weekend September 28-30


September 19, 2012 - Lost River State Park will offer activities in conjunction with Heritage Weekend in Hardy County the weekend of September 28-30...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Oct. 1-14


September 19, 2012 - Salem Apple Butter Festival; West Virginia Pumpkin Festival; Hatfield-McCoy National Trail Fest...


State Tree Nursery Selling Seedlings


September 18, 2012 - Whether you want 25 tree seedlings or 2,500, Clements State Tree Nursery is ready to fill your order...


Patriot Day volunteers relocate red spruce seedlings in 9/11 remembrance at Blackwater Falls State Park


September 18, 2012 - "National Day of Service and Remembrance” was established by Congress and is a day that encourages people to do to a simple act of kindness or some public service to honor those lost to the 9/11/2001 attack...


Page-Vawter House, Contentment Museum featured during Hawks Nest State Park tour program September 25 and 26


September 18, 2012 - The Page-Vawter House is a Victorian-era mansion located in Ansted, near Hawks Nest State Park, and will be part of the public historic tour scheduled for September 25 and 26...


Kanawha State Forest 75th Anniversary Weekend Events Sept. 21-22


September 18, 2012 - Kanawha State Forest in Charleston turns 75 years old on Friday, September 21, 2012, and the public is invited to help celebrate with several special outdoors activities over the weekend...


Governor Tomblin Appoints 3 Additional Members to West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways


September 18, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of three additional members to the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways...


Kanawha State Forest’s “Quiet Celebration” Walk is September 21


September 17, 2012 - Participants who help celebrate forest’s 75th anniversary get commemorative pin...


Pre-season Scouting and Sighting in Your Firearm


September 17, 2012 - Several of West Virginia’s fall hunting seasons open in September...


West Virginia Wildlife Management Area Topographical Maps Available Online


September 17, 2012 - Topographical maps of 23 West Virginia Wildlife Management Areas are now available online, according to Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...


Gov. Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Constellium


September 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing contract negotiations between Constellium Rolled Products and United Steelworkers Local 5668...


A busy weekend of fun at West Virginia State Parks September 21-23


September 14, 2012 - With a nip of fall in the air and temperatures moderating, West Virginia’s state parks offer a wide variety of events the weekend of September 21-23, 2012...


Two Legends Showcased at the 2012 West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 21 and 22 at Stonewall


September 14, 2012 - Two legends of the shooting sports will be performing at the 2012 West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at Stonewall Resort State Park September 22 and 23...


Governor Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Raised to Full Staff and Lowered to Half-Staff


September 13, 2012 - As a mark of respect for former astronaut Neil Armstrong...


West Virginia 'Women in Agriculture' Honored During State Fair


September 12, 2012 - The WVDA recognized 10 women for their contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of West Virginia agriculture, forestry or specialty crops in the Mountain State...


Hunting-related shooting investigation training at Chief Logan Lodge September 16-20


September 12, 2012 - Investigating a hunting-related shooting incident can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack...


Legacy of Mary Ingles Weekend September 14-16 at Beech Fork State Park - 18TH Century Living Encampment


September 12, 2012 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles Weekend, in its 24th year, is an 18th century living history event that introduces visitors and guests to life and the ways of pioneering ancestors...


Tall tales and eerie stories featuring “Bugs” Stover at Twin Falls State Park Saturday, September 15


September 12, 2012 - David ‘”Bugs” Stover will be telling stories of folklore and ghostly tales at Twin Falls State Park, Saturday, September 15 at 7 p.m....


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered Immediately


September 12, 2012 - In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered all U.S. and State Flags lowered to half-staff immediately at all state facilities as a mark of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Approval of Property TIF Development Project in Monongalia County


September 11, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the West Virginia Development Office has approved a new property tax increment financing...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Honor Those Lost as a Result of the Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks


September 11, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today honored those lost as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks...


West Virginia Big Buck Contest Begins with Bow Season


September 10, 2012 - The September 29 opening of the bow hunting season for deer also marks the beginning of the annual West Virginia Big Buck Contest...


Governor Tomblin Announces Members of West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways


September 10, 2012 - Commission to meet Sept. 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin ask West Virginians to Observe a Moment of Silence on 9/11


September 10, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today asked all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, 2012...


Governor Tomblin speaks to high schoolers about suicide prevention and bullying


September 10, 2012 - Governor proclaims this week Suicide Prevention Week in W.Va....


A Day in the Life of West Virginia: A Photographic Tribute


September 10, 2012 - Wonderful West Virginia magazine invites you to photograph our state Sept. 15...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs


September 10, 2012 - West Virginia native Dr. Carolyn L. Stuart will lead the office...


The “Beast of the East” - Gauley Fall Whitewater Season Begins!


September 07, 2012 - West Virginia Division of Tourism Commissioner, Betty Carver, announces the Gauley River rafting season begins today with the first Summersville Dam water release of the season...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Sept. 17-30


September 07, 2012 - Clay County Golden Delicious Festival; 5th Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival; The 45th Annual Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend...


Weekend of outdoor events at National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration September 22 and 23 at Stonewall Resort State Park


September 06, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), together with the West Virginia Wildlife Federation, will be hosting West Virginia’s Annual Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NH&FD) on Sept. 22 and 23...


Stevens performs Civil War Campfire Program at Pipestem State Park


September 06, 2012 - Five Saturdays in September and October 2012...


Gov. Tomblin Confirms All U.S. and State Flags to Remain at Half-Staff until Sunset Today, September 5, 2012


September 05, 2012 - - In keeping with the gubernatorial proclamation issued August 29, 2012, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today confirmed all U.S. and State flags at State facilities will remain at half-staff until sunset today, September 5, 2012....


Berkeley Springs closed for flood cleanup


September 04, 2012 - Berkeley Springs State Park is closed a few days for flood cleanup...


Camping Season Get Late Season Boost with substantial discounts at West Virginia’s state parks


September 04, 2012 - Campers at West Virginia State Parks and Forests can enjoy cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage, and substantial discounts during most of September...


Wonderful West Virginia magazine invites you to photograph our state Sept. 15


September 04, 2012 - You and your digital camera can help celebrate West Virginia’s 150th anniversary by taking and contributing photographs of the state for possible publication in a special issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine...


Governor Tomblin to Hold Meeting with Constellium and Union Representatives


September 04, 2012 - Regarding ongoing contract negotiations...


Gov. Tomblin Orders All U.S. & State Flags Raised to Full Staff & Lowered to Half-Staff in Commemoration of Neil Armstrong


August 30, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags displayed at State facilities be raised to full staff at sunrise on August 31, 2012 and immediately lowered to half-staff, the day of services for Neil Alden Armstrong...


Governor Tomblin Announces $1.34 Billion Investment Bringing 100 New Jobs to Marshall County


August 30, 2012 - Investment preserves an additional 250 TeleTech jobs...


Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup set


August 30, 2012 - The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, Sept. 29 Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup...


Gov. Tomblin, Dept. of Transportation Announce Prichard Intermodal Facility Contract Award


August 30, 2012 - Facility expected to be operational in 2014...


Go Wild at Kanawha State Forest August 31- September 1


August 30, 2012 - A wild weekend is planned at Kanawha State Forest, where Naturalist Sara Miller is leading interpretative activities August 31 and September 1...


Governor Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen State Trooper


August 29, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags displayed at State facilities be immediately lowered to half-staff until further notice in honor of a fallen West Virginia State Police Trooper...


2012 Outdoor Youth Challenge at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day


August 29, 2012 - The Outdoor Youth Challenge continues to be one of the most popular attractions at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day...


Wild Foods Foraging Expert Sam Thayer is featured speaker at Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend Sept. 21-23


August 29, 2012 - The September 7 deadline is approaching to register for the 45th Annual Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend, to be held at North Bend State Park Sept. 21-23...


West Virginia State Police Release Details on Last Night's Incident in Clay County


August 29, 2012 - Last night at approximately 7:30 p.m., two West Virginia State Troopers pulled over a car for reckless driving at the Wallback Park and Ride off of I-79 in Clay County...


Governor Tomblin Delivers Statewide Message


August 29, 2012 - The governor led a moment of silence for the fallen State Trooper at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 76th Annual Meeting and Business Summit...


Governor Tomblin Applauds News of Jobs Coming to Parkersburg


August 29, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today applauded the news that the United States Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt will be adding 450 jobs to their operations in Parkersburg...


Fresh Express Romaine Under Recall in West Virginia


August 28, 2012 - Fresh Express Inc. is recalling a limited quantity of 10-ounce “Hearts of Romaine” after a package of the product yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes...


Shaluta, Rotsch Conduct Fall Photography Workshop at Twin Falls State Park September 21-23


August 28, 2012 - Novice to advanced photographers can capture late summer / early autumn during the Fall Photography Workshop September 21-23 at Twin Falls Resort State Park...


Fishing Tournament at Tomlinson Run State Park September 8


August 28, 2012 - The Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation is sponsoring a fishing tournament on Saturday, September 8...


Ostenaco portrayal part of the Legacy of Mary Ingles weekend event September 15 at Beech Fork State Park


August 28, 2012 - Ostenaco (ca. 1703-1780), Cherokee leader, will be portrayed by Doug Wood of Nitro, W.Va., at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, at Beech Fork State Park...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Clay County Incident


August 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement tonight...


Governor Tomblin Announces TRG Customer Solutions Creates 130 New Jobs


August 27, 2012 - Immediate job openings in Charleston, Elkins and Beckley...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Sept. 3-16


August 24, 2012 - 14th Annual Ribfest: Sept. 6-9, South Charleston; Nicholas County Potato Festival: Sept. 7-8, Summersville; Chautauqua and Civil War Heritage Weekend: Sept. 7-9, Fayetteville...


Governor Tomblin Unveils Plan to Fight Substance Abuse Epidemic


August 23, 2012 - Governor dedicates $7.5 million for new and established programs...


First Lady Welcomes Chinese Delegation to the Governor's Mansion


August 23, 2012 - Shanxi Province officials to sign mine safety training agreement with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and West Virginia University...


Governor Tomblin Announces Nippon Thermostat's New $4 Million Investment


August 22, 2012 - Company will more than double its current workforce...


CC Booker III perform at Stonewall Resort and Tygart Lake state parks August 24 and 25


August 22, 2012 - A new jazz band, CC Booker III, will perform August 24 at Stonewall Resort State Park and August 25 at Tygart Lake State Park...


Heiner Hertling art seminar at North Bend State Park Sept. 5-8


August 22, 2012 - Heiner Hertling, a talented multi-media artist and sculptor, will be presenting four days of art instruction at North Bend State Park September 5-8, 2012...


Kanawha State Forest features wildlife watching challenge on Aug. 25


August 22, 2012 - If you’re an early-to-rise person, Kanawha State Forest is offering a wildlife-watching challenge...


Senior Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Clarification


August 22, 2012 - West Virginia hunters and anglers who buy a license in 2012 before their 65th birthday do not have to buy the Class XS Senior Lifetime Hunting, Trapping and Fishing License until January 1, 2013...


Little-known military history of Piedmont native comes to life in ‘The Wereth Eleven’


August 21, 2012 - The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, Inc. will present the Emmy nominated news documentary, “The Wereth Eleven” on Friday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 2 p.m....


State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1


August 17, 2012 - Those wishing to submit entries for the 10th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1, 2012. The contest is sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation....


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN, SENATOR ROCKEFELLER, SENATOR MANCHIN ISSUE STATEMENTS ON WHEELING-NISSHIN ANNOUNCEMENT


August 17, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Senator Rockefeller and Senator Manchin today issued the following statements following Wheeling-Nisshin's announcement to invest $28 million in their current operations....


STATE VETERINARIAN URGES WEST NILE VIRUS PREVENTION MEASURES


August 17, 2012 - West Nile Virus (WNV) has made something of a comeback across the United States this year and West Virginia is about to move into the riskiest time of year for horses....


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN THANKS THOSE WHO DONATED FOOD AT THE STATE FAIR


August 16, 2012 - FAIRLEA, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today thanked those who donated non-perishable food items at the State Fair. Early this month, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. and the State Fair of West Virginia joined the...


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN ANNOUNCES TWO COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES RECEIVE $100,000 IN GRANTS FROM DOMINION FOUNDATION


August 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by Chancellor Skidmore of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia and Robert Orndorff of Dominion Power, today presented West Virginia...


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN FORMS NEW COMMISSION TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


August 14, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued an executive order forming the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Highway Commission, a group tasked with studying the condition and needs of the state's transportation system and developing a long-term strategic plan of action....


WIDE VARIETY OF SNACK PRODUCTS RECALLED ON LISTERIA FEARS


August 14, 2012 - West Virginia is among the states affected by a recall of a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and sandwich products, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass....


CANTALOUPE RECALL EXPANDED TO INCLUDE


August 14, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is warning consumers with a taste for fresh melons to be sure that any cantaloupe or honeydew they may have purchased recently is not part of an expanding ...


Wanted: West Virginia Big Fish


August 13, 2012 - SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you have a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters, it’s wanted for the trophy fish display at ...


WVDNR - Wildlife Resources Section to Conduct Statewide Deer Spotlight Surveys


August 13, 2012 - SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Over the next several weeks, the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be conducting spotlight surveys throughout 41 counties of the state to evaluate deer population densities....


WVDNR News: Statewide Squirrel Season Opens September 8


August 13, 2012 - SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s statewide squirrel season opens on September 8, 2012, and runs through January 31, 2013, according to Curtis l. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 20 – Sept. 19


August 13, 2012 - 16th Annual Appalachian Festival: Aug. 24-26, Beckley; 4th Annual Timberline Motorcycle Rally: Aug. 25, Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Canaan Valley; 32nd West Virginia State Honey Festival: Aug. 25-26, Parkersburg City Park, Parkersburg...


Governor Tomblin issues statement on FEMA's denial of Individual Disaster Assistance


August 10, 2012 - FEMA denies request related to June 29th storm...


Governor Tomblin Announces Natural Gas Vehicles for State Fleet Out to Bid


August 10, 2012 - Statewide Motor Vehicle contract to include CNG vehicles...


Governor Tomblin Prepares to Appeal FEMA's Decision


August 10, 2012 - Requests reassessments of damage to homes and property...


Antique Car Show at Valley Falls State Park, Sunday, August 12, 2012


August 09, 2012 - The 10th annual Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Antique Car Show will be at Valley Falls State Park on Sunday, August 12, 2012...


Applications for 2012 Limited Permit Areas Having Antlerless Deer Seasons - Deadline is August 24


August 09, 2012 - Applications for the 2012 Limited Permit Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices, Elkins Operations Center and South Charleston Headquarters...


DNR Wildlife Resources Section Files Legislative Rules for Review


August 09, 2012 - The Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has filed legislative rule changes with the Secretary of State’s office, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division’s Wildlife Resources Section...


1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry re-enactment set for Sept. 13-16


August 09, 2012 - The Harpers Ferry Historical Association and the West Virginia Humanities Council will present a series of panel discussions, lectures and hands-on activities to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry...


Governor Tomblin Encourges Safety First


August 09, 2012 - A column from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin...


Wild Foods Foraging Expert Sam Thayer is featured speaker at Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend Sept. 21-23


August 08, 2012 - The 45th Annual Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend will welcome national wild foods foraging expert Sam Thayer as featured speaker at North Bend State Park Sept. 21-23...


WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program plans Fall Workshop


August 08, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop will be at Watoga State Park September 14-16, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Orders Flags Lowered


August 07, 2012 - As a mark of respect for the victims of the Wisconsin tragedy...


State Agencies Begin Preparations for the 2014 Budget


August 06, 2012 - The State of West Virginia today began budget preparations for the 2014 fiscal year...


Outdoor amphitheater shows continue at Pipestem State Park in August


August 03, 2012 - “All the world’s a stage” and at Pipestem Resort State Park the outdoor amphitheater has talent arriving and exiting through August and into September...


State, Federal Officials Kicking Off National Farmer's Market Week at Capitol Market


August 03, 2012 - West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass and USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe will kick off National Farmers’ Market Week with a ceremony and special activities at Capitol Market Monday, August 6, 2012, at 11 a.m....


Cantaloupe Safe in West Virginia, Agriculture Commissioner Reassures Consumers


August 03, 2012 - West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is reassuring consumers that cantaloupes in West Virginia are safe to eat...


Governor Tomblin Tours West Virginia's Small Towns


August 03, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today is visiting small towns and communities across the Mountain State...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following University of Charleston Announcement


August 01, 2012 - UC will be MSU's primary partner in teach out...


Governor Tomblin Sees Court Ruling as a Victory for our Coal Miners


August 01, 2012 - Calls for end of war on coal...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Aug. 10-19


August 01, 2012 - Augusta Festival; State Fair of West Virginia; Appalachian Trail 75th Anniversary Festival; 52nd Annual Town and Country Days...


Governor Tomblin Recommends Projects for West Virginia's Appalachian Regional Commission Investment Package


July 31, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today recommended eight projects, totaling more than $4.7 million, receive the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims September 29th as the Governor's Day to Serve


July 31, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today proclaimed Saturday, September 29, 2012 as the Governor's Day to Serve-a day dedicated to strengthening local communities through volunteer service...


Governor Tomblin Applaudes Court Ruling Against The EPA


July 31, 2012 - Federal Court rules against the EPA once again...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


July 31, 2012 - In honor of Sergeant Benjamin Eric Sites...


Beech Fork State Parks adjusts swimming pool hours as summer wanes


July 30, 2012 - Hours of operation at Beech Fork State Park’s 50-meter swimming pool are being adjusted for the remainder of the summer as people begin making preparations for school...


Five All-Ireland Champions to compete in Irish Road Bowling Region Finals at Coopers Rock State Forest August 3 and 4


July 30, 2012 - Five All-Ireland Champions will compete in the Irish Road Bowling North American Region Finals at Coopers Rock State Forest August 4 and 5...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams to West Virginia Veterans' Council


July 30, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams to the West Virginia Veterans' Council...


Governor Tomblin requests individual assistance from the federal government


July 27, 2012 - Due to storms occurring between June 29, 2012 and July 10, 2012...


Governor Tomblin and families of the lost dedicated UBB Miners Memorial


July 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by the families of those lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, the WV Congressional Delegation, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Health and Safety Joe Main, and members of the UBB Mining Memorial Group...


Governor Tomblin Thanks Everyone Who Has Donated to the Statewide Food Drive


July 26, 2012 - Food drive collected nearly $150,000...


“A Reporter's Recollections” and Birds of Prey featured at Twin Falls State Park July 27, 2012


July 26, 2012 - Twin Falls Resort State Park will host a book signing by a popular local TV news reporter and also will feature a presentation on birds of prey by the Three Rivers Avian Center on Friday, July 27...


Youth Outdoors Event at Twin Falls Resort State Park August 4


July 26, 2012 - Youth Outdoors Day at Twin Falls State Park promises a great Saturday August 4...


Do-Si-Do with Lou Maiuri at Watoga State Park August 11


July 26, 2012 - Square and line dancing will be called by Lou Maiuri Saturday, August 11, at 8 p.m. at Watoga State Park near Marlinton...


Weather Changes Things, Including Birds of Prey Programs at West Virginia’s State Parks


July 26, 2012 - Three Rivers Avian Center’s (TRAC) “Wings of Wonder” program is an annual interpretative program presented at many of West Virginia’s state parks and forests...


Governor Tomblin Thanks Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and the State Fair of West Virginia


July 26, 2012 - Concert promotion to benefit state food banks...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Regarding Childcare Subsidy Program


July 25, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding changes to the childcare subsidy program...


Blennerhassett Island State Park Seeks Traditional Craftsman and Artisans for Apple Butter Weekend September 1-2


July 25, 2012 - Blennerhassett Island State Park’s Apple Butter Weekend is scheduled for September 1 and 2 this year...


Wildlife Habitat Improvement Workshop at Pipestem State Park July 29


July 25, 2012 - A workshop showing how to improve habitat for wildlife will be offered at Pipestem State Park in Summers County July 29 as part of the West Virginia Master Naturalist program...


Department of Agriculture Extends Public Comment Date on Emergency Litter Rule


July 25, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is extending the deadline for comments on a proposed emergency rule...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Disaster Declaration Has Been Granted


July 24, 2012 - West Virginia to receive additional federal assistance...


Princeton Leadership Workshop Targets Wood Products Companies


July 24, 2012 - The Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va., will host a leadership workshop on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, entitled 'Leadership Conference for Promoting Locally Made U.S. Wood Products.' ...


Governor Tomblin Announces Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Vehicle Expo & Conference


July 24, 2012 - Event scheduled for May 2013 in Charleston...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 South Charleston, W.Va.


July 24, 2012 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the DNR Headquarters located at 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, W.Va....


The Story of Samuel Pringle's Bear Fight Debuts at Audra and Holly River state parks in August


July 24, 2012 - A new storytelling presentation about two famous West Virginia pioneers will debut in August at two West Virginia state parks...


Governor Tomblin Orders Flags Lowered


July 20, 2012 - As a mark of respect for the victims of the violence perpetrated in Aurora...


Governor Tomblin Announces Manufacturing Jobs to Return to Hardy County


July 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced American Woodmark plans to invest $15.2 million in its South Branch manufacturing operation in Moorefield and is expected to hire 187 employees over the next three years...


Gov. Tomblin Announces Another Reduction for Workers' Compensation Loss Cost Rates


July 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a reduction in workers' compensation loss cost rates with the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner...


Department of Agriculture Proposing Changes to Brucellosis Vaccination Rules


July 19, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking public comment on its request for an emergency amendment to brucellosis vaccination rules to help West Virginia cattle producers better market animals nationwide...


Department of Agricultrue Seeking Comment on Emergency Litter Rule


July 19, 2012 - The WV Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on a proposed emergency rule that would limit land application of poultry and swine litter within three miles of primary poultry breeder operations...


Governor Tomblin Sends Letter to Secretary Sebelius Regarding Potential Medicaid Expansion


July 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today sent a letter outlining questions and philosophy related to the potential expansion of Medicaid in West Virginia to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...


Governor Tomblin Requests Federal Disaster Declaration


July 18, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government to assist with the ongoing recovery and repair efforts in West Virginia following the storms...


Governor Tomblin Welcomes Macy's


July 18, 2012 - Hundreds of jobs coming to Berkeley County...


FY2013 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded


July 17, 2012 - Twenty-six applicants have been approved for amounts totaling $60,528 for state Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory July 23 – Aug. 2


July 16, 2012 - Wild & Wonderful MountainFest Motorcycle Rally; 30th Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival; Cherry River Festival...


Governor Tomblin Recognizes West Virginia Women's Commission for Hosting National Women's Conference


July 16, 2012 - 42nd Annual Conference of the National Associations of Commissions for Women to be held in the Capital City...


Governor Tomblin Thanks All Those Who Have Contributed to the Statewide Food Drive


July 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today praised the hundreds of individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations who contributed to last week's statewide food drive...


Derecho Fails to Stall Special Events on Blennerhassett Island


July 13, 2012 - Recent storm damage will not stall special events planned at Blennerhassett Island for July and August...


Mid-summer activities at North Bend State Park July 16-21


July 13, 2012 - Midway into the summer, participation in outdoor activities might begin to wilt under the temperatures, but it’s the opposite situation at North Bend State Park...


See Birds of Prey at West Virginia State Parks this summer


July 13, 2012 - The Wings of Wonder – Birds of Prey program by the Three River Avian Center (TRAC) continues to attract visitors to West Virginia’s state parks and forests...


Governor Tomblin Announces Outdoor Burning Ban to be Lifted


July 13, 2012 - Effective tomorrow, July 14, 2012...


Applications Available for Controlled Deer Hunt on Blennerhassett Island November 5 and 8, 2012


July 12, 2012 - A controlled deer hunt will be held on Blennerhassett Island on Monday, November 5 and Thursday, November 8, 2012...


Destination Bald Knob! Lunar Express Night Run at Cass Scenic Railroad August 1


July 12, 2012 - The Lunar Express combines a full moon, Cass Scenic Railroad’s largest locomotive –Shay #6, and West Virginia’s second highest naturally occurring elevation as a destination –Bald Knob, for a train trip trifecta...


Tractor Show Set for State Farm Museum July 21


July 12, 2012 - The West Virginia Farm Museum in Mason County will host its annual “Tractor Show and Games” Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m....


Commissioner of Agriculture Urging Farmers to Report Storm, Heat Damage to FSA


July 12, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is urging farmers to report any storm-related losses to their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices, and to keep detailed records of any livestock or bee losses related to heat or storms...


Bill Beatty Leads Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park, July 13-15


July 11, 2012 - Edible/medicinal/poisonous plants. Can you identify them? Bill Beatty shows you how July 13-15 at Blackwater Falls State Park...


Applications Available for 2012 Antlerless Deer Seasons in Limited Permit Areas


July 11, 2012 - Applications for the 2012 Antlerless Deer Season are now available at all West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices...


New West Virginia Sport Fish Poster Available


July 11, 2012 - A new West Virginia Sport Fish Identification Poster is now available either as a printed poster or online at the Division of Natural Resources website...


Chief Logan Statue Restored


July 11, 2012 - It was a victim of vandalism during Labor Day weekend of 2011, but now the six-foot Carrera marble statue of Chief John Logan has been restored and proudly welcomes visitors to Chief Logan State Park...


Governor Tomblin Announces Storm Response Review


July 11, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a review of West Virginia's response to the recent severe storms...


Backpacking Fundaments Workshop July 28 is Prerequisite for Holly River’s August Adventure


July 10, 2012 - A short course teaching the fundamentals of backpacking is being offered at Holly River State Park Saturday July 28...


Tygart Lake State Park marina closing July 13 weekend because of low water levels


July 10, 2012 - Low water levels at Tygart Lake in Taylor County have resulted in the imminent closure of the marina at Tygart Lake State Park the weekend of July 13...


Governor Tomblin Announces Members of the Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force


July 10, 2012 - First meeting of Task Force set for July 12, 2012...


North Bend State Park Events scheduled through July 14, 2012


July 09, 2012 - North Bend State Park is open following the strong storms of recent weeks. Fun family activities are underway through the week of July 10-14...


Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to be recognized Aug. 4


July 06, 2012 - The state Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will recognize the many volunteers who remove litter from West Virginia’s highways during the annual Adopt-A-Highway Appreciation Day Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 4...


State Parks storm damage updates


July 06, 2012 - The WV State Parks storm damage report has been updated for today...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin Present Huntington Area Food Bank with Monetary Donations from Food Drive


July 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today presented the Huntington Area Food Bank with a portion of the monetary donations received during this week's food drive...


Despite storms, many West Virginia State Parks are open for the weekend of July 7-8


July 06, 2012 - Although some West Virginia state parks are still closed because of storm damage, most are operating this weekend and have scheduled activities and events...


Swimming pools are an oasis to cool weekend recreation at West Virginia State Parks


July 06, 2012 - While much of the state continues to recover from storm damage, swimming areas at West Virginia state parks and forests offer cool relief for those sweltering from summer temperatures...


Signup for 2013 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program to Begin July 1


July 05, 2012 - Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass is urging West Virginia landowners to help the WVDA and WVU Extension Service fight gypsy moths, the state’s number one plant pest, through the CSCL Gypsy Moth Suppression Program...


Capitol Market Returning to State Capitol for 2012 Season


July 05, 2012 - “Capitol Market at the Capitol” will return to the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol again this year...


WV State Parks storm damage report updated


July 05, 2012 - The WV State Parks storm damage report has been updated for today...


A Recovery Update from Governor and First Lady Tomblin


July 05, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin continued travelling throughout the state today meeting with storm victims and local leaders regarding recovery efforts...


Kites, Walks and Mountain Air Greet Visitors to Canaan Valley July 6-8


July 03, 2012 - Weather predictions for Canaan Valley Resort for the rest of the 4th of July holiday week indicate gentle mountain breezes...


Governor Tomblin Holds Food Drive Today


July 03, 2012 - Non-perishable food collected to benefit W.Va. food pantries...


West Virginia’s state parks and forests rebounding from recent storms


July 03, 2012 - West Virginia’s state parks were not spared from nature’s forces on June 29 and July 1...


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN PROVIDES STORM UPDATE


July 02, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin reports power crews are making progress in restoring power following Friday's severe storms....


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN UPDATES WEST VIRGINIANS ON STORM RECOVERY EFFORTS


July 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin continues to work with emergency management personnel around the state to assist in recovery and cleanup efforts following Friday evening's severe storms....


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN DECLARES STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY


June 30, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced tonight that he has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of West Virginia in the wake of this evening's powerful storms....


GOVERNOR TOMBLIN PROVIDES UPDATE ON STATEWIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE


June 30, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has worked through the night and this morning with state and federal emergency responders to ensure that all West Virginians are getting the assistance they need following last night's devasting storms....


Firecracker Chili Cookoff Offering Cash Prizes to Top Chefs


June 29, 2012 - The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair’s “Firecracker Chili Cookoff” is looking for the best chili chefs in the region to compete July 7 for prizes in three categories...


Hillbilly Daylilies Announces the Fourth Annual Bloomin' Bash on July 14th


June 29, 2012 - Hillbilly Daylilies will present its fourth annual “Bloomin’ Bash” to benefit the Berkeley County Humane Society July 14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m....


Gov. Tomblin Announces Rocco S. Fucillo to Serve as Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources


June 29, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today that Rocco S. Fucillo has been named to serve as the Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources. ...


2012-2013 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary Available; Hunting Season Changes Highlighted


June 29, 2012 - The 2012-2013 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure is now available...


Civil War songs featured at Pipestem State Park campfire programs


June 29, 2012 - Civil War Campfires at Pipestem State Park combine song and history into an enjoyable evening...


Outdoor evenings at Pipestem Resort feature Amphitheater Shows


June 29, 2012 - Among several performances scheduled at Pipestem State Park’s outdoor amphitheater in July are two popular programs...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on Federal Health Care


June 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling to uphold the individual insurance requirement of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA)...


July 4th fun at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park


June 28, 2012 - Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a cool place in the mountains of Pocahontas County to spend Independence Day, and a number of special train-related activities are planned to celebrate...


Gov. Tomblin Honors State’s Export Businesses


June 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry to representatives of 49 West Virginia businesses...


Governor Tomblin Pays Tribute to the late Senator Robert C. Byrd


June 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today paid tribute to the late Senator Robert C. Byrd as he laid a wreath at the foot of the Byrd statute in the upper rotunda of the State Capitol...


Guinness World Records Confirms ACE Adventure Resorts World Record for Zip Lining


June 28, 2012 - The Guinness World Records has confirmed that ACE Adventure Resorts set a world record for zip-lining on June 3, 2012...


Governor honors Main Street and ON TRAC communities


June 28, 2012 - Reception held June 27 at Culture Center...


Governor Tomblin Presents Justice Assistance Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $1,478,677 in Justice Assistance Grant Funds to 45 recipients...


Governor Tomblin Presents Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $19,950 in Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Grant Program funds for two projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $325,000 in West Virginia Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) funds for 15 projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Program Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $217,464 in West Virginia Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Title II Grant Funds for 11 projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents West Virginia Community Corrections Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $6,321,938 in West Virginia Community Corrections (CC) Grant program funds for 22 projects...


Governor Tomblin Presents Child Advocacy Center Grant Awards


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented $1,480,103 in Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Grant Program Funds for 21 projects...


Governor Tomblin Announces Elimination of the Food Tax


June 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today travelled West Virginia to announce the elimination of the food tax...


Greenbrier State Forest summer interpretative activities, June 28 -30


June 27, 2012 - Greenbrier State Forest was in need of a summer naturalist and activity coordinator. Concord University student Jessica Rinehart was looking for an internship...


Tree Cookies Commemorate 75th anniversary events at Cacapon Resort State Park, June 29 and 30


June 27, 2012 - A slice of history is part of the festivities at Cacapon Resort State Park June 29 and 30...


West Virginia volunteers remove 360 tons of litter


June 26, 2012 - More than 9,000 volunteers participated in annual spring cleanups sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and removed 360 tons of litter from West Virginia’s landscape...


WVSBDC Offers Small Business Workshop in Kanawha County


June 26, 2012 - Register for July 10 Session on Business Fundamentals...


Spirit Masks, Turkey Talk and More at North Bend State Park


June 26, 2012 - Events scheduled through July 6, 2012...


Powerboat National Tour Returns to Huntington for 2012


June 26, 2012 - The city of Huntington will once again host the APR Superleague powerboat racing at Harris Riverfront Park in August as the series presents its national tour...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 28 – July 8


June 25, 2012 - 22nd Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta; New River Gorge Heritage Festival; Shepherdstown Street Fest...


Governor Tomblin Encourages Support for Mountaineer Food Bank


June 25, 2012 - Braxton County Food Bank Named Finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program...


CCC Enrollees, Pickin’, Swimmin’ and S’mores All Part of Lost River State Park 75-Year Celebration


June 25, 2012 - Lost River State Park opened for public use on July 1, 1937...


Beech Fork State Park Keeping Visitors Active June 27 - July 1, 2012


June 25, 2012 - With outdoor activities from nature hikes and insect hunts to cornhole and horseshoe pitching, guests of and visitors to Beech Fork State Park will find many things to do June 27 - July 1...


WVDNR Law Enforcement Participates in “Operation Dry Water” Nationwide Boating Safety Effort June 22-24


June 22, 2012 - Boating fatalities nationwide at highest levels since 1998; BUI a leading factor...


Governor Tomblin Announces $2.9 million direct investment in West Virginia


June 21, 2012 - Hino Motors to invest, create jobs at Williamstown...


Governor Tomblin Announces Public Safety Initiative


June 19, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined state leaders to announce a bipartisan and inter-government effort to reduce prison growth and prevent crime using a data-driven "justice reinvestment" approach...


Governor Tomblin Signs Executive Order Establishing the Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force


June 19, 2012 - To explore transitioning some state vehicles to natural gas...


Celebrating 75 years at Cacapon State Park, June 29 and 30, 2012


June 19, 2012 - On July 1, 1937, West Virginia dedicated a new state park...


Summersville Lake tailwater trout stocking


June 15, 2012 - The WVDNR, in cooperation with the WVPRO, stocked 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River on June 5...


2011 West Virginia Big Buck Contest Winners


June 15, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has announced the winners of the 2011 West Virginia Big Buck Contest...


West Virginia Poultry Laboratory Recertified After Rigorous Review


June 14, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) Moorefield Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Moorefield has been recertified as a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) following an in-depth review process...


White Oak Decline Evident This Year


June 14, 2012 - Extensive white oak decline and mortality has been observed in several areas of Wood County...


WVDA Completes Gypsy Moth Treatments for 2012


June 14, 2012 - The WVDA, in cooperation with the USDA-FS, successfully completed aerial treatment of approximately 38,550 acres for the purpose of slowing the spread of gypsy moth to forested lands within West Virginia...


Yellow Poplar Trees a Sticky Mess This Year


June 14, 2012 - Homeowners in West Virginia may have noticed two pests on their yellow poplar trees this year – tuliptree scale and yellow poplar weevil...


D.C. Getting a Taste of Five WV Companies During Fancy Foods Show


June 14, 2012 - Five West Virginia food companies will be in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) pavilion during the Washington, D.C., Fancy Foods Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center June 17-19...


Late June is Bustin’ Out with activities at North Bend State Park


June 14, 2012 - June is already half over, but the last half of the month is still bustin’ out all over with fun programs and activities at North Bend State Park...


West Virginia Day at West Virginia State Parks – a winning combination


June 14, 2012 - Marking the 149th year of West Virginia statehood, many of West Virginia’s state parks will feature June 20th activities or special rates...


Governor Tomblin Signs Executive Order No. 9-12


June 14, 2012 - Order extends flood tax relief in eleven counties...


New event at Blackwater Falls State Park: Biodiversity Weekend June 22-24


June 13, 2012 - A nature adventure for people who appreciate the outdoors is planned at Blackwater Falls State Park the weekend of June 22-24...


State’s Junior Conservation Camp set for June 18-22


June 13, 2012 - The Department of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Program is hosting the 32nd annual West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp...


Ceremony to Honor Statewide Main Street and ON TRAC Programs


June 13, 2012 - Reception set for June 27 at Culture Center...


Governor Tomblin and Senator Rockefeller Announce New Education-to-Work Program


June 12, 2012 - Program allows students to gain hands-on industry experience while working towards a degree...


Visit a West Virginia State Park on National Get Outdoors Day, June 9


June 08, 2012 - National Get Outdoors Day is celebrated June 9, 2012. Residents, visitors and guests are reminded that, unlike a majority of other states, there are no entry or admission fees to West Virginia’s state-operated parks facilities....


Beech Fork State Park offers June activities and nature programs


June 08, 2012 - Visitors to Beech Fork State Park near Barboursville will find a wide variety of nature programs and fun activities in June...


WVDA 'Women in Agriculture' Nomination Deadline June 15


June 08, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking nominations for the 2012 “West Virginia Women in Agriculture” program....


Governor Tomblin Appoints Three to west Virginia Women's Commission


June 08, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Barbara Early Kyle, Kathleen McDermott and Mayor Jean Ford to serve on the West Virginia Women's Commission. The appointments are effective immediately....


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered


June 08, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a proclamation ordering all U.S. and state flags displayed at all state facilities be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk on Saturday, June 9, to commemorate Sergeant First Class Jeffery Keith Gilbreath....


Amphitheater Shows at Pipestem Feature a Variety of Talent in June 2012


June 06, 2012 - Outstanding entertainers will take the stage at Pipestem Resort State Park’s amphitheater during five evenings in June....


Senior Centers Throughout State Providing Vouchers for West Virginia Grown Produce


June 06, 2012 - Senior citizens who qualify may begin signing up for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) at senior centers throughout the state, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass....


Governor Tomblin Announces West Virginia Ranks Third Highest in Nation for GDP Growth


June 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia's growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.5 percent in 2011, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)....


Governor Tomblin Reports Success in Japan Trade Mission


June 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today reported on the success of his ongoing trade mission to Japan....


Nature Programs with your local Bird Nerd at Kanawha State Forest in June


June 05, 2012 - Take a bird walk with a self-proclaimed “bird nerd” weekends in June at Kanawha State Forest....


WVABCA Hosts National Liquor Law Enforcement Academy


June 05, 2012 - - The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is hosting the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) Training Academy at the Charleston Marriott from June 4, 2012 to June 8, 2012....


Governor Tomblin Announces DHHR Cabinet Secretary Dr. Michael Lewis to Resign


June 05, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Dr. Michael Lewis has resigned, effective June 30, 2012 due to health concerns....


Governor Tomblin Announces Gale Given as West Virginia Chief Technology Officer


June 04, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Gale Given joins his administration as West Virginia's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective June 4, 2012...


Aerial tramway open at Pipestem Resort State Park


June 01, 2012 - A bird’s eye view of Bluestone Gorge is available again at Pipestem Resort State Park. ...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 28-31, 2012


June 01, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of May 28, 2012...


Marketing and business workshops for woodworking companies set in June


June 01, 2012 - Two workshops are scheduled for June at the Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va....


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory June 11 – June 24


June 01, 2012 - Hatfield-McCoy Dirt Days; Greater Clarksburg 10K Race; 21st Annual Old Central City Days...


Governor Tomblin Announces $2.7 Million in Savings to Workers' Compensation Premiums


June 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced a reduction in the regulatory surcharge on workers' compensation premiums for both private market and self-insured employers....


Celebrating 10 Years of Promise


June 01, 2012 - Ten years ago, West Virginia made a promise to its young people: if you work hard, earn good grades, and fully commit to pursuing a college education in our great state, we will help you pay for a college education....


Governor Tomblin to Lead Mission to Japan


May 31, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today that he will lead a business mission to Japan, May 31 through June 9...


Food Business Workshop Offers Expert Advice to Food Entrepreneurs


May 31, 2012 - The Workshop will be held June 4, 2012, starting at 8 a.m., at the Unlimited Future, 1650 8th Ave., Huntington W.Va....


Free Fishing Weekend June 9 and 10 as West Virginia celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week


May 31, 2012 - National Fishing and Boating Week 2012 will be highlighted in West Virginia by the 23rd annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 9 and 10...


Governor Tomblin Announces Community Forum Dates to Review Education Audit


May 31, 2012 - Vision Shared and West Virginia Chamber of Commerce to host the series of forums...


Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park June 1-3


May 31, 2012 - North Bend State Park is extending National Trails Day, June 2, into a three-day Family Trails Weekend June 1-3...


Governor Tomblin Appoints David J. Sims Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit


May 31, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Wheeling attorney, David J. Sims, as Circuit Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit serving Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties...


WVDNR searches for old issues of Wonderful West Virginia magazine


May 30, 2012 - Since its inception in 1937, when it was called West Virginia Conservation, readers have treasured the monthly issues of Wonderful West Virginia magazine...


June 2 is National Trails Day, Take a Hike at a WV State Park or State Forest


May 30, 2012 - National Trails Day is a national event promoted by the American Hiking Society...


West Virginia Hunters Harvest 8,332 Spring Turkeys


May 30, 2012 - Preliminary harvest figures for the 2012 spring gobbler season are in and West Virginia hunters checked in 8,332 bearded turkeys...


Governor Tomblin Celebrates Success of PROMISE Scholars


May 29, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will celebrate the success of the PROMISE Scholarship Program and the achievements of students who have earned and retained the scholarship during a reception to be held this evening at the Governor's Mansion at 5 p.m....


WVDEP announces Environmental Excellence winners


May 29, 2012 - West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 15 Environmental Awards of Excellence during a recent ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston...


West Virginia Youth Environmental Awards issued


May 29, 2012 - Youth groups and individuals from around the state received awards totaling more than $11,000 during the recent West Virginia Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park in Cairo...


Gov. Tomblin & CS Gwinn Commemorate Dedication of Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery


May 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and WVDVA Cabinet Secretary Keith Gwinn today joined state leaders and West Virginia veterans to commemorate the dedication of the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery...


Watters Smith State Park swimming pool closed for 2012


May 25, 2012 - The outdoor swimming pool at Watters Smith Memorial State Park near Lost Creek in Harrison County will not open in 2012 due to safety concerns...


Governor Tomblin Announces Four Communities to Receive Hazardous Mitigation Grants


May 25, 2012 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced four West Virginia communities have been awarded a total of $1.3 million in hazard mitigation program grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 21-15, 2012


May 25, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of May 21, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags to be Lowered in Observance of Memorial Day


May 25, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a proclamation ordering all U.S. and State Flags be displayed at half-staff from dawn through noon, Monday, May 28, 2012, in recognition of Memorial Day...


Beartown State Park to re-open for Memorial Day Weekend


May 24, 2012 - Major repairs and renovations at Beartown State Park in Pocahontas County have been completed and the park has reopened in time for Memorial Day weekend travelers...


Online boating safety course now available on any mobile device, recognized by WV DNR Law Enforcement


May 23, 2012 - Anyone born after December 31, 1986, must successfully complete a Boating Safety Education Course before operating a motorboat or personal watercraft upon the waters of West Virginia...


Bill Stewart: A Life that Left No Doubt By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin


May 23, 2012 - Somewhere in the Arizona desert, 2000 miles from the West Virginia hills where Bill Stewart was born, the hills his heart never left, in a locker room buried deep inside a monumental arena, dark and silent now, those words still echo...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory May 28 ­- June 10


May 22, 2012 - 5th Annual Rhythm, Blues & All That Jazz Weekend; Blue & Gray Reunion; The Ransom of Red Chief...


Governor Tomblin Issues a Statement on the Passing of Coach Bill Stewart


May 21, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after learning former West Virginia University football Coach Bill Stewart, 59, died of an apparent heart attack...


Get Hooked on Tygart Lake State Park’s Fishing Day, June 9


May 21, 2012 - “Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” (HOFNOD) at Tygart Lake State Park June 9...


Canaan Valley State Park is a cool setting for a hot summer


May 21, 2012 - Summer vacation season begins Memorial Day weekend and Canaan Valley State Park is ready...


Governor Tomblin Appoints Marc Harshman West Virginia Poet Laureate


May 18, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Marc Harshman as West Virginia's Poet Laureate, filling the vacancy left by the late Irene McKinney who passed away in February 2012...


Governor Tomblin Appoints J. Robert Leslie Judge for the 29th Judicial Circuit


May 18, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Teays Valley lawyer, J. Robert Leslie, as Circuit Judge for the 29th Judicial Circuit serving Putnam County...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 14-18, 2012


May 18, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of May 14, 2012...


Best Value for America: National Guard


May 17, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Maj. General James A. Hoyer, West Virginia Adjutant General...


Hand-Washing Key to Child Safety at Petting Zoos


May 17, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is issuing an urgent warning regarding the need to thoroughly wash hands after touching animals at petting zoos...


Logan Farmer's Market Welcomes New Vendor


May 17, 2012 - John Crihfield Farms and Greenhouses has moved into the Logan Farmers’ Market, bringing a large selection of farm-fresh produce and West Virginia Grown garden plants...


WVDNR stocking catchable channel catfish


May 16, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is stocking more than 8,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 14...


Greenbrier River Trail induction to Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, June 2


May 16, 2012 - The Greenbrier River Trail will join the ranks of the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri, the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha in Idaho, and Vermont's Island Line and the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail in Florida...


Governor Tomblin Announces Stop Violence Against Women Act Program Grant Awards


May 15, 2012 - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by a domestic violence survivor and now victims' advocate, today announced 25 projects have been awarded a total of $1,071,794 in STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program funds...


Governor Tomblin Announces Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Program Grant Awards


May 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced fifty-four public and private non-profit agencies throughout the State received a total of $2,757,156 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant funds...


Cannonball! Food splash at Pipestem Resort State Park


May 15, 2012 - Snack bar returns after seven years...


Catfishing casts out tagged rewards at eight W.Va State Parks


May 15, 2012 - “Catfish in the Parks” is a “Get Outdoors” initiative for kids and families to discover the fun of catfishing...


Sign up for great summer lifeguarding jobs at Babcock State Park or Kanawha State Forest


May 15, 2012 - Lifeguarding positions are available for summer 2012 employment at Babcock State Park in Fayette County and Kanawha State Forest in Kanawha County...


Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame to Welcome Four New Members at Annual Banquet


May 15, 2012 - The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF) Foundation has selected four outstanding individuals for induction in 2012...


Swimming Pools at State Parks Create Cool Summer Pastime


May 14, 2012 - West Virginia State Parks and Forests will be opening outdoor swimming pools on Saturday, May 26 of Memorial Day weekend...


News in West Virginia’s state parks for 2012 summer fun


May 14, 2012 - Voyage, struttin’, the Goldie Locks Effect, radio-controlled cars and a Diamond Jubliee: What more could a person hope for?...


Governor Tomblin Orders Flags Lowered


May 14, 2012 - In Commemoration of Peace Officers Memorial Day...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of May 7-11, 2012


May 11, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of May 7, 2012...


Mountaineer Food Bank receives $75,000 donation from 2011 One Shot Deer Hunt event for Hunters Helping the Hungry


May 11, 2012 - West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro has presented a check to the Mountaineer Food Bank representing $75,000 raised during the fifth annual Governor’s One Shot Deer Hunt, held in December 2011...


Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass Reminds Nurseries and Nursery Dealers to Register with WVDA


May 11, 2012 - The time for spring planting has arrived and garden centers are abuzz with shoppers...


Auctioneer Continuing Education Seminar Set for May 20


May 11, 2012 - West Virginia auctioneers are urged to avoid the year-end rush and attend the six-hour continuing education seminar to be held Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Gus R. Douglass Agricultural Center at Guthrie, in the basement of Building 2...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Month


May 10, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by the Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joe Miller, the Governor's Highway Safety Program Director Bob Tipton and motorcyclists from across the state, today as he proclaimed May 2012 as Motorcycle Safety Month...


WVABCA and GHSP Unite with Local Law Enforcement to Prevent Illegal Alcohol Use


May 09, 2012 - The WVABCA, the GHSP and state and local law enforcement agencies, will soon join together in a statewide effort to curb underage drinking...


High Water Forecast Cancels "Rendezvous on the River" at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park


May 09, 2012 - “Rendezvous on the River,” scheduled on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park May 10-12, is cancelled due to a wet weather forecast and high water conditions...


Dettinger Files For Employment Exemption


May 09, 2012 - Today, Gov. Tomblin's General Counsel, G. Kurt Dettinger, filed a letter with the West Virginia Ethics Commission seeking an employment exemption...


Governor Tomblin Addresses the West Virginia State Police Academy's 62nd Cadet Class Graduates


May 04, 2012 - Governor also spoke to the seriousness of yesterday's incident in Randolph County...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 30 – May 4, 2012


May 04, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 30, 2012...


West Virginia DNR and Plum Creek expand state’s first and oldest public-private partnership to improve trout fishing


May 04, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) and Plum Creek today announced they are expanding a public-private partnership effort to increase the state’s trout population and extend its range...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims May 3, A Day of Prayer in the Mountain State


May 03, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this morning attended the 2012 Gubernatorial Prayer Breakfast and discussed the importance of prayer as he proclaimed today to be A Day of Prayer in the Mountain State...


Governor Tomblin Congratulates New Golden Horseshoe Award Recipients


May 03, 2012 - Over 200 eighth grade students inducted as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Society...


Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Opens May 4


May 03, 2012 - Coast Guard Approves Island Belle Sternwheeler for Service...


Ohio River Provides Two New State Record Fish


May 01, 2012 - Two state record fish were caught recently from the Ohio River, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources...


Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears!


May 01, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all West Virginia residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law, as well as a misguided disservice to the state animal...


Workshop to show nonprofits how to apply for Neighborhood Investment Program


May 01, 2012 - Only NIP application workshop this fiscal year set for May 30...


Governor Tomblin Celebrates Rubberlite's Expansion Project


May 01, 2012 - Huntington company to add 30 new jobs...


Division of Natural Resources Employees Recognized for Outstanding Efforts in Communications and Wildlife Restoration


April 30, 2012 - West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) employee Arthur L. Shomo and recently retired employee William K. Igo received prominent awards at the 68th Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference held April 15¬–17, 2012 in Charleston...


Agriculture Commissioner Applauds Public Involvement in Stopping Farm Child Labor Proposal


April 30, 2012 - Under intense public pressure, The U.S. Department of Labor has abandoned its proposal to apply child labor laws to the family farm, and West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass said that is good news for both parents and children...


State Farm Museum Hosting Antique Gas Show May 5-6


April 30, 2012 - The West Virginia State Farm Museum will host an Antique Gas Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day at the museum grounds, just north of Point Pleasant...


Leave Young Wildlife Alone


April 27, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to leave all young wildlife alone...


Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Classes available at Pipestem Resort


April 27, 2012 - American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification classes are getting underway at Pipestem Resort State Park indoor swimming pool...


Irish Road Bowling hits the road at Pipestem State Park and Kanawha State Forest


April 27, 2012 - An Appalachian spring welcomes Irish Road Bowlers to southern West Virginia...


Governor Tomblin and Commissioner Roswall Encourage Seniors to Participate in Silver-Haired Legislature


April 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Commissioner of the Bureau of Senior Services, Robert Roswall, today encouraged seniors to participate in the Silver-Haired Legislature...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 23-27, 2012


April 27, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 23, 2012...


April snow creates ski pass savings in 2012/2013 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park


April 26, 2012 - Late April snowfall in Tucker County has inspired a limited-time discount rate for next ski season’s ski passes at Canaan Valley Resort State Park...


Golf Academies at Cacapon Resort State Park cater to the average Bubba


April 26, 2012 - Golf Pro Rita Slavetskas will be assisting people in learning the game of golf during a series of academies which will commence this May through September at Cacapon Resort State Park...


An Eco-idea yields “A Sleeping Giant” art sculpture at Coopers Rock State Forest


April 26, 2012 - A giant rests against a tree in the picnic area at Coopers Rock State Forest...


Captain Kitchen Takes the Helm of the Island Belle Sternwheeler at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park


April 26, 2012 - Captain Gary Kitchen will take the helm of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park’s sternwheeler, The Island Belle, when the park opens for the season May 5...


West Virginia State Parks Participating in Pocahontas County May Geocache Challenge


April 26, 2012 - West Virginia state parks in Pocahontas County are participating in the Nature’s Mountain Playground Geocache Challenge, which runs May 1 through May 31, 2012...


Cacapon Resort State Park celebrates 75 years with “Diamond Jubilee” discounts


April 26, 2012 - Cacapon Resort State Park invites park fans to celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking advantage of several “Diamond Jubilee” lodging discounts in 2012...


Governor Tomblin Holds Roundtable Discussion with Wheeling Area Business Leaders


April 24, 2012 - Gov. Tomblin signs Executive Order No. 8-12 requiring Workforce WV clients to pass drug test prior to training enrollment...


Spring Gobbler Survey and Poaching Information


April 20, 2012 - The spring turkey hunting season in West Virginia begins April 23 and runs through May 19...


West Virginia’s Spring Gobbler Season Opens April 23, 2012


April 20, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all spring gobbler hunters to get ready for the season to open...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 16-20, 2012


April 20, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 16, 2012...


Residents in Three Additional Counties Eligible to Apply for Federal Disaster Unemployment Funds


April 20, 2012 - Today WorkForce West Virginia Acting Executive Director Russell Fry announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits will be available to qualifying persons residing or working in Harrison, Preston and Taylor counties...


Governor Tomblin Announces Additional Federal Assistance for Lincoln and Mingo Counties


April 20, 2012 - FEMA will provide funding for damage caused by March 15th storms...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Assistance for Harrison, Preston and Taylor Counties


April 19, 2012 - FEMA will provide funding for damage caused by Feb. 29 storms...


First Lady to Honor Military Children and Families at Community Picnic


April 19, 2012 - West Virginia's Promise and Rock Lake Community Life Center to host "Red, White and Blue BBQ" ...


April events are Earth-wise at West Virginia's state parks and forests


April 19, 2012 - An early spring makes events and activities at West Virginia’s state parks and forest even more attractive for outdoor activities and some indoor events...


Governor Tomblin Emphasizes Importance of Adding Law Enforcement Officers to West Virginia Fire and EMS Survivor Benefit Act


April 19, 2012 - Surviving spouses or designated beneficiaries of fallen law enforcement officers are now eligible for death benefits...


Nature & Earth Day Extravaganza April 21 at Twin Falls State Park


April 19, 2012 - Twin Falls Resort State Park will host its first Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....


First Lady Honors Military Children and Families at Community Picnic


April 19, 2012 - West Virginia's Promise and Rock Lake Community Life Center host "Red, White and Blue BBQ"...


Governor Tomblin Encourages College Students to Take his Safe Driver Pledge


April 18, 2012 - Governor emphasizes the importance of new law banning texting and handheld cellphone usage...


Warm Winter Doesn't Necessarily Mean More Insects


April 18, 2012 - Although it’s a common belief that warm winters result in larger numbers of insects come spring, the reality is that cold temperatures are barely a factor in the number of bugs you’re likely to see in warmer months...


Pipestem Golf Course Restores Original Vistas; Tree Replanting to Provide Aesthetic Variety


April 16, 2012 - Players at the Pipestem State Park golf courses this spring will notice new course improvements and improved viewing of the area’s natural wonders...


Special Summer Events and Programs at North Bend State Park


April 16, 2012 - Families and friends will find a nice variety of special programs and evening entertainment at North Bend State Park this summer...


49th annual state Youth Environmental Day set for May 19


April 16, 2012 - Hundreds of young people from across West Virginia are expected to attend the 49th annual state Youth Environmental Day on Saturday, May 19, at North Bend State Park in Cairo...


Governor Tomblin Announces West Virginia Joins Multi-State Challenge to EPA


April 16, 2012 - Gov. Tomblin says EPA is killing jobs and the coal industry...


Governor Tomblin to address economic development workshop in Lewis County


April 13, 2012 - Register now for April 18 session...


Governor Tomblin Announces E-filing Growth


April 13, 2012 - Governor reminds taxpayers about April 17 personal income tax deadline...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory April 20-29


April 13, 2012 - Wheeling Symphony- Pops III: Blues in G Minor; 19th Uniquely West Virginia and Redbud Weekend; 42nd Annual Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 9-13, 2012


April 13, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 9, 2012...


Business Development Workshop Offers Expert Advice to Food Entrepreneurs


April 13, 2012 - Do you have a food business idea but don’t know how to start? Curious about what food safety standards you would have to meet?...


USDA Announces Crop Insurance Deadline for West Virginia Nursery


April 13, 2012 - West Virginia nursery producers should be aware that the final date for a new applicant to apply for 2013 nursery crop insurance is May 1, 2012...


Archery in the Schools Training July 24-25 at Pipestem Resort State Park


April 12, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program July 24 and 25 at Pipestem Resort State Park...


Starbucks to Go Garlic Mustard Pulling at Pipestem State Park on Earth Day


April 12, 2012 - Volunteers invited to pull the mustard April 22...


Classic fly-fishing – Spring Trout Wrangler Package at Pipestem Resort State Park


April 12, 2012 - In spring and late fall, Pipestem State Park offers a fly-fishing package that includes two days of fishing, overnight at Mountain Creek Lodge, access by horseback, snacks, and four full-meals...


Friday the 13th Starts Lucky Weekend for W.Va. State Parks Fans


April 12, 2012 - Friday, April 13 finds a variety of events and activities at West Virginia’s state parks and forests, according to Ken Caplinger, Chief of West Virginia’s state park...


Governor Tomblin Presents 2012 Governor's Cup Real World Design Challenge Award


April 12, 2012 - Cabell Midland High School wins for third consecutive year...


Governor Declares April Arbor Month


April 11, 2012 - By official proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin designated April to be Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia...


Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as Safe Digging Month


April 11, 2012 - Encourages West Virginians to call 811 before every digging project...


Governor Tomblin Announces Hundreds of New Jobs Coming to Kanawha Valley


April 10, 2012 - Gestamp, $11 billion international company, locating to former South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant...


Governor Tomblin Delivers Promise to Huntington Children


April 09, 2012 - Governor presents letter of intent for $40,000 to fix community pool...


Department of Agriculture seeking nominees for 'Women in Agriculture' program


April 09, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking nominations for the 2012 “West Virginia Women in Agriculture” program...


Horse Owners Warned to be on Guard Against Mosquitoes, West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis


April 09, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is warning horse owners to control mosquitoes around their animals to minimize the chance of their equines contracting West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis...


State accepting registrations for spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup


April 06, 2012 - The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, April 28 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of April 2-6, 2012


April 06, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of April 2, 2012...


Early Bloom, Late Freeze Hurts Some State Fruit Growers


April 06, 2012 - The unseasonably warm temperatures recorded throughout the state in past weeks came crashing down last week, along with many of the peach and apple blossoms that had set on trees prematurely...


Agriculture Agencies Urging Public to Learn About 'Hungry Pests' During April


April 06, 2012 - The WVDA and the USDA-APHIS are dedicating the month of April to educating the public about how it can help reduce the damage done by invasive pests to America’s fields, forests and economy...


Karen Vuranch as Louella Parsons: First Lady of Gossip Lunch Theater at Hawks Nest State Park April 14


April 05, 2012 - The popular series of dinner theaters at Hawks Nest State Park takes a different turn April 14 with the presentation of a lunch theater and a new play...


Governor Releases April “Open for Business” Report


April 05, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the latest “Open for Business” report documenting the state’s economic progress...


Governor Tomblin Places Wreath at West Virginia Coal Miner Statue


April 05, 2012 - In memory of the 29 miners lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine...


Governor Tomblin Signs Law to Help Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


April 05, 2012 - Family of Bill Moran joins governor for bill signing...


Governor Tomblin Works Toward Keeping West Virginia Children Safe


April 05, 2012 - Governor signs bills requiring medical testing and reporting of suspected abuse or neglect ...


Governor Tomblin Establishes the Herbert Henderson Minority Affairs Office in the Governor's Office


April 05, 2012 - Minority leaders joined the governor as he signed H.B. 4015...


State’s Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan for Chesapeake Bay TMDL finalized


April 05, 2012 - West Virginia has released its final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) as part of its requirement under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay initiative...


March “Litter Sweep” by WVDNR in Eastern Panhandle Results in Multiple Criminal Charges and Violation Warnings


April 05, 2012 - During the month of March 2012, Natural Resources Police Officers in the eastern panhandle conducted a “Litter Sweep” in eight counties that resulted in the issuance of dozens of criminal charges, citations and warnings...


WVDA Proposes Gypsy Moth Treatments for 2012


April 05, 2012 - The WVDA in cooperation with the USDA-FS is proposing aerial treatment of approximately 40,452 acres for the purpose of slowing the spread of gypsy moth to forested lands within West Virginia...


West Virginia Agritourism Information Sought for Resource Guide


April 05, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is updating its information on agritourism attractions in the state for an upcoming Agritourism Resource Guide...


Governor and First Lady Tomblin to Host Annual Easter Carnival


April 05, 2012 - April 7 event will feature games and giveaways at State Capitol...


Governor Tomblin Encourages All West Virginians to Observe a Moment of Silence


April 04, 2012 - In memory of the 29 miners lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine...


Marion County Third-Grader Chosen as Cabbage Contest Winner


April 04, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass presented Barrackville Elementary student Nicole Butler with a certificate recognizing her as the Bonnie Plants Third-Grade Cabbage Contest winner March 21, 2012...


Beech Fork State Park debuts online campground reservation service in 2013


April 04, 2012 - Beech Fork State Park campground has 275 sites, and many of them may now be reserved online...


Governor Tomblin Signs Bill to Ban Texting and Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving


April 03, 2012 - Governor encourages high school students to sign his new safe driver pledge...


Rollin’ at the (Coopers) Rock Irish Road Bowling, March 31


March 30, 2012 - Coopers Rock State Forest will host The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association’s Irish Road Bowling score (match) at Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown on Saturday, March 31...


WVDNR District 3 French Creek Office Temporarily Closed April 4


March 30, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources District 3 Office at French Creek in Upshur County will be closed Wednesday, April 4, 2012, due to a scheduled power interruption...


West Virginia mine equipment manufacturer makes first sale to China


March 30, 2012 - Morgantown manufacturer Petitto Mine Equipment has made its first sale to China...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 26-30, 2012


March 30, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 26, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Declares March 30 Vietnam Veteran Recognition Day


March 30, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 4493 establishing special memorial observances for military veterans and, by proclamation, declared March 30 as Vietnam Veteran Recognition Day...


Migration Celebration at Little Beaver State Park May 12 with Three Rivers Avian Center


March 29, 2012 - Since 2004, the Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) has partnered with Little Beaver State Park as the home of its annual Migration Celebration, a festival of West Virginia’s birds and of the state’s natural heritage...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting; 1 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012; Lewisburg, W.Va.


March 29, 2012 - The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 273 Coleman Dr., Lewisburg, W.Va....


Governor Tomblin Signs Substance Abuse Bill


March 29, 2012 - Governor travels the state to announce his response to drug crisis...


West Virginia One of 11 States Affected by Salsa Recall


March 29, 2012 - Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass is warning consumers about a salsa recall affecting 11 states, including West Virginia...


A Teaspoon or a Ton...is There a Difference?


March 27, 2012 - Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on EPA's Attack on Coal


March 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration's proposed EPA guidelines...


Governor Tomblin Continues Lawsuit Against Federal EPA


March 26, 2012 - State of West Virginia suing the EPA over mining permits...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 23, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process...


Potluck Show Dinner Theater at North Bend State Park April 21


March 23, 2012 - Three women with a flair for friendship and a love of food and fun collide at North Bend State Park April 21 in the dinner theater presentation of “The Potluck Show.” The staged performance is a feast of stories, songs and poems...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Assistance Available for Logan County


March 23, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the following West Virginia counties major disaster areas in response to storms that began March 15, 2012...


Holly River State Park Prepares for Warm Weather Free Events


March 23, 2012 - Holly River State Park in Hacker Valley, Webster County, has been a family favorite for decades for camping, picnicking, fishing, and staying in a cabin in the spring, summer or fall for vacation...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 19-23, 2012


March 23, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 19, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Applauds Court Ruling Against EPA; Mine Poised to Put People Back to Work


March 23, 2012 - Governor Tomblin Calls on EPA to Play within the Rules and Issue Permits...


Governor Tomblin Signs Bill to Improve In-Home Care for Elderly and Disabled West Virginians


March 22, 2012 - The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is creating a registry of in-home care providers...


Governor Tomblin Announces West Virginia Ranks 2nd in the Country for Job Growth


March 22, 2012 - Report shows over 19,000 new jobs created in our state last year...


Safe outdoor burning tips


March 21, 2012 - A windy March day is great for flying a kite, but not for burning brush. That’s why state foresters are asking residents to be extremely cautious this month with outdoor fires...


First Lady Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to "Light the Way"


March 21, 2012 - On March 21, 2012 the Governor's Mansion will shine blue for Down syndrome research initiatives...


Governor Tomblin Signs Mine Safety Bill


March 21, 2012 - Reforms Include Explosion-Stopping Rock Dust, Mandatory Drug Testing and 5-Year Prison Term for Advance Warning of Mine Inspections...


Governor Tomblin Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 21, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Announces Loans Available for Severe Storm Victims


March 21, 2012 - Low-interest loans available for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by recent storms...


Governor Tomblin Seeks Additional Federal Disaster Declaration Funds


March 19, 2012 - To assist the cleanup efforts in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties following the March 15 storms...


DEP’s Office of Oil and Gas Launches Horizontal Drilling Page on Website


March 16, 2012 - The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas has launched a webpage that contains information specifically related to horizontal drilling as defined by the Horizontal Drilling Act that was passed by the state Legislature in December...


Ohio River Creel Survey


March 16, 2012 - The WVDNR, the Ohio Division of Wildlife, and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be conducting a cooperative survey of Ohio River anglers from March 18 through October 20...


Craft vendors sought for North Bend State Park May events


March 16, 2012 - Art and craft persons looking for a venue to showcase their work are invite to consider two opportunities at North Bend State Park in May...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 12 - 16, 2012


March 16, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 12, 2012...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Calls Special Session Works to Reopen Century Aluminum


March 16, 2012 - Plant would provide hundreds of jobs in Jackson County...


Governor Tomblin Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for 11 Counties


March 16, 2012 - For storms occurring between February 29 and March 5, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Declares Logan and Mingo Counties Under A State of Emergency


March 16, 2012 - Due to flooding and flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in Logan and Mingo counties, effective March 15, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Praises Efforts to Reopen Century Aluminum


March 16, 2012 - Hundreds of jobs poised for Jackson County...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Special Session Monetary Flood Relief


March 16, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that during a special session of the state Legislature, legislators passed a supplemental appropriation bill...


West Virginia 2011 Steer and Heifer Prices


March 16, 2012 - Average Monthly Steer Prices ranged between $119.00 and $140.00 per hundredweight last year; Average Monthly Heifer Prices ranged between $106.00 and $127.00 per hundredweight last year...


West Virginia 2011 Lamb and Sheep Prices


March 16, 2012 - Average Monthly Lamb Prices ranged between $165.00 and $220.00 per hundredweight last year; Average Monthly Sheep Prices ranged between $49.00 and $88.00 per hundredweight last year...


State FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale Nets $32G for Students


March 15, 2012 - The 69th Annual State FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale was held March 12...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Issues a Statement on Shell's Ethane Cracker Decision


March 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after learning of Shell Chemical LP's (Shell) decision to announce that their preferred petrochemical site is in Beaver County, Pa...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Flooding Following Visit to Logan County


March 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after surveying the flooded areas of Logan County with the West Virginia National Guard and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management...


West Virginia Big Game Bulletins Available


March 14, 2012 - The 2011 West Virginia Big Game Bulletin is available at Division of Natural Resources district offices, the Elkins operations center, and on the agency’s website, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section...


DNR to Host Seventh Annual State Archery in the Schools Tournament March 24 at the Charleston Civic Center


March 14, 2012 - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will host its seventh annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program State Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday, March 24...


Guitars, Getaways, Quilts, and Running – A Spring Mix at West Virginia State Parks March 23-25


March 14, 2012 - The first spring weekend of the year offers a wide variety of activities at several West Virginia State Parks March 23-25...


Governor Tomblin Signs Jason Flatt Act to Prevent Teen Suicide


March 13, 2012 - Morgantown High School Students Join Governor for Signing of Life-Saving Legislation...


Governor Tomblin Issues Proclamation Extending Legislative Session Through Friday


March 13, 2012 - The legislature to further consider budget bill...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 12, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...


Governor Signs Executive Order No. 3-12


March 12, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today signed Executive Order No. 3-12, which provides tax relief to taxpayers residing in counties currently under State of Emergency...


Governor Tomblin Praises 80th Legislature


March 10, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin tonight praised Senate President Jeff Kessler and Speaker of the House Rick Thompson along with members of the legislature for passing several pieces of landmark legislation during the 2012 Regular Session....


21st Annual Public Employees Golf Tournament at Pipestem Resort State Park May 12


March 09, 2012 - The 21st Annual West Virginia Public Employees Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Pipestem Resort State Park in Summers County...


WVDNR Fish Health Survey Discovers Presence of Largemouth Bass Virus in Four Lakes


March 09, 2012 - Recent fish health surveys conducted by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources revealed the presence of largemouth bass virus (LMBV) in four West Virginia lakes...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of March 5 - 9, 2012


March 09, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of March 5, 2012...


Take a Swing at Hawks Nest State Park golf course beginning March 31


March 08, 2012 - The Hawks Nest State Park Golf Course will open for the 2012 season on March 31, and will remain open until Nov. 4. Daily hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting...


Volunteers needed to keep it clean at Beech Fork State Park April 7


March 08, 2012 - The fourth annual Spring Clean-Up at Beech Fork State Park is scheduled for April 7, and volunteers are asked to help keep it clean...


Point Pleasant Student Turns Fairground Lark into a Big Chicken Business


March 08, 2012 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2007 Census of Agriculture showed that the average age of the American farmer had crossed 57 years for the first time...


Supt. Smith Comes to Hawks Nest – Recounts Battle of Droop Mountain, March 10


March 08, 2012 - Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Supt. Mike Smith will present “The Battle of Droop Mountain” on Saturday, March 10, from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Hawks Nest State Park restaurant...


Governor Tomblin to Seek a Federal Disaster Declaration for Most Recent Storm Victims


March 07, 2012 - Governor also presented hazard mitigation grants to one town and three West Virginia counties...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


March 07, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Issues a Proclamation Extending the Legislative Session


March 07, 2012 - The legislature will take up the budget bill during the extension...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on the Passage of House Bill 4351 - Relating to Mine Safety


March 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 4351, relating to mine safety...


PHOTOS: Governor Tomblin's Visit to Storm-Damaged Communities


March 05, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin surveyed storm damage in Wayne, Lincoln and Marion Counties on Saturday, March 3, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Urges Navy to Maintain Mineral County Facility


March 05, 2012 - Governor sends letter to Secretary of Navy...


Governor Tomblin Adds Lincoln and Wayne Counties to State of Emergency


March 03, 2012 - Nine counties now under a state of emergency...


Help count eagles during the 5th annual survey in the Pipestem and Bluestone areas, March 10


March 02, 2012 - Volunteer eagle spotters are being recruited for the 5th annual eagle survey to be conducted March 10 in southern West Virginia...


Mild Winter Creates Earlier Camping Interest at WV State Parks


March 02, 2012 - The mild winter weather has resulted in increased interest in early-season camping in West Virginia’s state parks...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Success of Century Aluminum Negotiations


March 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made the following statement on the success of the Century Aluminum negotiations...


Local Food Businesses in Spotlight at AG and Conservation Day at the Capitol


March 01, 2012 - Agriculture and Conservation Day at the Capitol will be Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Capitol Rotunda. The public is invited to a reception featuring West Virginia Grown products at 10 a.m....


Wildflower Pilgrimage May 10 – 13 at Blackwater Falls State Park


March 01, 2012 - Fans of flowers, plants and nature in general are invited to attend the 51st Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage, to be held May 10 - 13 at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County...


Governor Tomblin Announces State Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Grants


March 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin together with the State Historic Preservation Office presented seven survey and planning grants totaling $59,500 for local communities...


Governor Tomblin Announces Records Management and Preservation Grant Recipients


March 01, 2012 - 37 West Virginia County Commissions receive a total of $398,480...


Governor Releases March “Open for Business” Report


March 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the latest “Open for Business” report documenting the state’s economic progress...


Governor Tomblin Signs Bill Saving Timber Industry Millions


March 01, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today signed House Bill 4087, a bill to extend the moratorium on the timber severance tax...


Governor Orders all State Flags Lowered


March 01, 2012 - In honor of former West Virginia State Senator Randall A. Taylor...


Spring forest fire season starts Thursday, March 1


February 29, 2012 - No outdoor burning until after 5 p.m....


Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Support Fight Against Cancer


February 29, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encourages West Virginians to support West Virginia University Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins in the "Inspiration is Contagious" contest...


Governor Tomblin Praises House of Delegates Upon Unanimous Passage of Comprehensive Mine Safety


February 28, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today praised Speaker Rick Thompson and members of the House of Delegates for action taken on House Bill 4351, relating to mine safety...


Governor Announces New Mobile App Enables West Virginians to Report Suspicious Activity


February 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a new mobile app, that enables West Virginians to submit tips concerning suspicious criminal and terrorist activity, is now available for smartphones...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of February 20 - 24, 2012


February 24, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 20, 2012...


Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


February 23, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Issues a Statement on the State Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training UBB Report


February 23, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement after the state Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training released a report on its investigation into the Upper Big Branch mine disaster...


Governor Orders all U.S. and State Flags Lowered


February 23, 2012 - In honor of law enforcement officer, Sergeant Michael Todd May...


Deadline approaching for Make It Shine applications


February 22, 2012 - West Virginians interested in participating in this year’s Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection...


Governor Tomblin Issues a Statement on the Resignation of Cabinet Secretary Robert Ferguson


February 22, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after receiving Cabinet Secretary of Administration Robert Ferguson's resignation letter, effective today, Feb. 22, 2012...


Trout stocking week of Feb. 13


February 21, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of February 13, 2012...


Governor Tomblin signs S.B. 469, West Virginia Leads the Nation in Addressing OPEB


February 20, 2012 - State County School Systems save $485 million in future costs...


Governor Tomblin, Tax Department, Encourage Taxpayers to use Free File


February 17, 2012 - Personal Income Tax Filing Deadline is April 17, 2012...


First Annual Friends of WVFFA Banquet to Honor State Students


February 17, 2012 - A host of dignitaries will be in attendance at the inaugural Friends of WVFFA banquet to honor the achievements of West Virginia FFA members over the past year...


Department of Agriculture Sponsoring Safe Food Handling Class at Flatwoods


February 17, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), in cooperation with West Virginia University and Virginia Tech University, is sponsoring a “hazards analysis critical control point” (HACCP) certification...


West Virginia Farm Among Top Finishers in National Corn Yield Contest


February 17, 2012 - Miltenberger Farm in Keyser finished second in the nation in its category in the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest...


Registration Deadline Approaching for Acidified Foods Safety Seminar


February 17, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is encouraging food producers to register now for the “Better Process Control School – Acidified Foods Training”...


Student Ham and Bacon Programs Growing in Popularity


February 17, 2012 - High school meat processing programs are growing in popularity in West Virginia, providing workforce-ready graduates with the training to help meet demand for locally-grown products...


Augusta Poultry Grower's Environmental Award Makes Five in a Row for State Farms


February 17, 2012 - Pine Draft Farm in Augusta was one of six farms across the United States to receive the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the 2012 International Poultry Expo in Atlanta...


Tourism Adventure Media Advisory Feb. 20 – March 4


February 16, 2012 - 2012 Gardner Winter Music Festival, 18th Century Firearms and Accoutrements Trade Show, 22nd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue...


Governor Tomblin Announces New Staff Member


February 15, 2012 - Amy Shuler Goodwin to be Director of Communications...


WVDNR Announces Dates for Annual Public Meetings on Proposed Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Regulations


February 15, 2012 - The DNR will hold 12 public meetings across the state to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2012 hunting regulations...


Limbs, Water, Towers, and Sky are Settings for Great Backyard Bird Count at W.Va. State Parks, February 17 - 19


February 15, 2012 - Visitors to West Virginia’s state parks will join bird watchers across the U.S. and Canada to tally millions of birds Feb. 17 - 20 in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)...


Governor Tomblin Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation


February 15, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the legislative process...


Governor Tomblin Announces Staff Change


February 14, 2012 - Director of Communications takes on new role in administration...


Forestry Honors Loggers of Excellence


February 13, 2012 - State forestry officials have named 21 companies as West Virginia 5-Year Loggers of Excellence for completing five consecutive years' work in full compliance with the West Virginia Logging Sediment Control Act ...


DNR Moves District 3 Law Enforcement Office to Central Location in French Creek


February 10, 2012 - The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section has moved the District 3 Law Enforcement office to a more central location within the district to better serve the public...


Stay at a W.Va. State Park on Valentine’s Day, February 14


February 10, 2012 - Tuesday, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Pipestem Resort and other West Virginia state parks are offering a sweet 50 percent off room rate to celebrate...


Beech Fork State Park Golf Cart Use Policy Established


February 10, 2012 - A new Beech Fork State Park campground golf cart use policy begins on April 1, 2012...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of February 6 - 10, 2012


February 10, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 6, 2012...


Governor Tomblin Commends Legislature on the Passage of Senate Bill 469


February 10, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement after the State Senate passed SB 469 relating to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)...


Governor Tomblin Issues Executive Order Designating Principal Agency to Coordinate Planning and Response at the Summit


February 10, 2012 - Relating to events and activities involving the Boy Scouts of America...


Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting


February 09, 2012 - 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, DNR South Charleston Headquarters...


WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program plans Spring Workshop


February 09, 2012 - The WV Division of Natural Resources announces that the spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at Stonewall Resort will be April 13-15, 2012...


WVDNR Announces Winter Waterfowl Survey Results


February 09, 2012 - Wildlife biologists counted 3,716 ducks and 3,904 Canada geese during the annual mid-winter waterfowl survey in early January...


Governor Issues Statement on Passing of West Virginia's Poet Laureate


February 08, 2012 - Irene McKinney died February 4, 2012...


Governor Issues Statement Criticizing the federal EPA following job loss announcement


February 08, 2012 - First Energy Corp. announced the closure of 3 West Virginia coal-fired power plants...


Governor Tomblin Signs Proclamation Declaring Flood Disaster in Jackson County, West Virginia


February 07, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today signed a proclamation stating that significant rainfall and flooding, occurring between Nov. 21, 2011 and Nov. 23, 2011, caused severe damage and losses...


Hard-Cooked Eggs Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination


February 06, 2012 - Food distributors and manufacturers should be on the lookout for hard-cooked eggs in brine that are being recalled in West Virginia and 33 other states due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination...


State Department of Agriculture Announces Specialty TY Crop Block Grant Program for 2012


February 06, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has announced publication of its Request for Proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program...


State Department of Agriculture Seeks Review Committee Members


February 06, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is requesting nominations of qualified individuals active in the specialty crop industry, academia and public sectors...


Governor Releases February “Open for Business” Report


February 06, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the latest “Open for Business” report documenting the state’s economic progress...


State Parks Offer Sweet Options for Valentines Feb. 10 and 11


February 06, 2012 - February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but the prior weekend is full of dances, dinners and entertainment at West Virginia’s state parks, making Feb. 10 and 11 Sweetheart Weekend across the state...


Governor Tomblin Announces Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission Will Receive Applications Immediately


February 02, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will begin receiving applications immediately for the vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit serving Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties...


DHHR publishes ‘Obesity in West Virginia’ report


February 02, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has released a report titled Obesity in West Virginia...


Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center February 2


January 31, 2012 - West Virginia State Wildlife Center’s official weather prognosticator, French Creek Freddie, is poised to forecast the onset of spring on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 10 a.m...


Governor Tomblin Issues Statement on Passing of Dr. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman


January 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement today after learning mental health pioneer Dr. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman passed away on Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 at the age of 89...


West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of January 23 - 27, 2012


January 27, 2012 - The following waters were stocked the week of January 23, 2012...


Schools Encouraged to Start Preparing for the March 24 Archery in the Schools State Tournament in Charleston


January 27, 2012 - SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will be hosting its 7th Annual West Virginia State Archery in the Schools (AIS) Tournament Saturday, March 24, 2012...


Late Season Hunting Opportunities


January 27, 2012 - The late part of winter presents an often overlooked opportunity for hunting in the Mountain State...


Governor Tomblin Announces Appointment of Robert E. Roswall as Commissioner of the State Bureau of Senior Services


January 27, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Robert Edwin Roswall of Huntington to Commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services...


Governor Tomblin Signs H.B. 4086


January 26, 2012 - Legislation establishes tax relief for ethane cracker development...


Governor Tomblin Commends Legislature on Passage of H.B. 4086


January 25, 2012 - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement, praising the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates for the passage of House Bill 4086...


Seasonal Jobs Announced at State Department of Agriculture


January 25, 2012 - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is seeking a number of individuals for seasonal job openings throughout the state this summer...