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.

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

7/17/2013
HACKER VALLEY, W.Va. – A two-mile stretch of underground electrical cable at Holly River has conductivity failure. “We know the new underground service and transformers are sound. The remaining two miles of original underground service that seemed fine have now apparently developed a problem,” said Ken McClintic, park superintendent. Holly River State Park was a victim of Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, causing the park to have one mile of electrical service destroyed and consequently rebuilt. The park reopened in April 2013.

“Engineering staff from the central office is working with consultants to find the exact location and cause of problem. This work will involve excavation/test pits along the route of the line to isolate the problem,” according to Brad Reed, district administrator. “An optimistic target date for power restoration would be July 31.”

Park guests with campsite and cabin reservations for the week and weekend of July 8-15 have been contacted and informed of the circumstances. Park staff will try to provide services if guests choose to retain reservations. The park office is operating by generator power with a functioning landline handling incoming and outgoing telephone communications and the office can receive email.

Walk-ins or first-come, first-served camping at Holly River is discouraged until power is restored. The restaurant and swimming pool will remain closed until power is restored. Advance reservation holders during this power outage will be contacted by the park by phone or email.

Updates will be posted to www.hollyriver.com as available. Holly River can receive emails at hollyriversp@wv.gov. The park power is expected to be out until July 31.

Contact Information

Brad Reed, District Administrator
304-558-2764
brad.r.reed@wv.gov