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Four weeks without features

July 16, 2015 Hard on the gas, set the car in the corner and as the back comes around, gas it for that next straight away and then do it again! At least that’s what I remember doing before the rainy season hit! ... more »»

Finding private land to hunt can be expensive

July 13, 2015 Last week, I made a brief mention about land holding companies who own large tracts of acreage, who are now leasing land to small hunting clubs, and why they are doing this. more »»

Another Friday, more rain

July 9, 2015 Well, it was Friday night and sure enough it rained again! This time I was in the Mud Bus to run my heat, and almost drowned before we could load up and get home. more »»

Summer camps can make memories

July 6, 2015 With public school calendars seemingly getting longer, the onslaught of technological dependence and what simply seems to be a faster moving world than it was when I was a kid, I wonder, are there... more »»

Reflecting pools can come from raindrops, teardrops

July 4, 2015 There are some battles athletes and coaches can’t win, no matter how hard they try. Such was the case with our recent bout with Mother Natur. more »»

Concurrent buck/bear hunting in 18 counties

July 4, 2015 In a West Virginia Division of Natural Resources news release this week, bear hunters are reminded a special concurrent limited bear season without dogs will be held in 18 counties during the... more »»

Hoping for good weather

July 2, 2015 “Rain, Rain, go away, come again another day,” at least not on Friday race days! Last Friday, rain again caused the red flag to fall on events at Elkins Raceway. more »»

A prayer before playing

June 27, 2015 ELKINS — As I began my work day yesterday, I was struggling to come up with some thoughts and ideas for a short column in today’s Inter-Mountain. more »»

Trying to catch those big catfish in the Mountain State

June 27, 2015 The trout-stocking season is over until fall. It looks like West Virginia is in for a wet, humid and muggy summer. more »»

Friday’s race is biggest so far

June 25, 2015 Everyone had high hopes of racing last Friday nigh. more »»

Pete Rose deserves HOF shot

June 23, 2015 From the 1963 through the 1986 baseball seasons, there likely wasn’t a more consistant presence at the plate than Pete Rose. more »»

DNR prepared for ‘Operation Dry Water’

June 20, 2015 The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be participating in “Operation Dry Water” next weekend as a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of... more »»

Rain doesn’t slow races

June 18, 2015 Threatening skies didn’t turn back the racers and fans from coming out to Elkins Speedway this week. There were the most racecars in the pit than we’ve had all seaso. more »»

Working the Bluebird shifts

June 13, 2015 ELKINS — I do not really have any formal training in writing about sports, or writing otherwise for that matter, other than what I have learned from my public education and college experiences. more »»

Getting ready for fall hunting

June 13, 2015 Summer will officially be upon us in just a measly eight days. more »»

Race day requires planning

June 11, 2015 KERENS — It’s time for another left turn. Friday night’s racing turned soggy as rain set in and finally canceled the event. more »»

Gobbler Harvest down

June 6, 2015 This year, spring gobbler hunters harvested 9,038 birds statewide. This is down slightly from the 9,128 gobblers officially taken last year, or 1 percent. more »»

Fans enjoy Elkins track

June 4, 2015 KERENS — This past week’s weather brought threatening skies and actually quite a bit of rain to the area earlier in the day. It stayed away from the track this week. more »»

Take me out to the ball games

May 30, 2015 ELKINS — “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song that we have for more than a century associated with the game of baseball. more »»

Don’t take our public lands for granted

May 30, 2015 In “Wild and Wonderful” West Virginia, almost anyone who is old enough to go to kindergarten can have an inexpensive fishing rod and reel, a can of worms, a fishing license (if required), and... more »»



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