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D&E, MSFF connected

For 82 years, Elkins and the Mountain State Forest Festival have been inseparable. The Forest Festival encompasses so much that is positive and celebratory about small communities across our state and nation. The civic pride and economic impact resulting from the Forest Festival are clear ...

Davis claims conspiracy

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis says it’s all a vast, right-wing conspiracy. Where have we heard that before? In 1998 and again in 2016, from Hillary Clinton. Give Davis credit for coming up with a new and improved version. Davis has filed a federal lawsuit ...

Kump team to ‘Run For It’ today

Kump Education Center will have a team “running for it” in the Tucker Community Foundation Run For It race today in Davis. Last year we were fortunate to have Davis & Elkins College Coach Jason Pyle on our team, and he took second place in the event. This year we will miss Coach ...

Forcing narrow viewpoints

Mitch McConnell, majority leader of the United States Senate, has been perhaps the most partisan leader in recent history. His cynicism is legendary and his ruthlessness commensurate. Unlike Newt Gingrich, he does not parley, he blocks; he does not seek consensus, only total victory. Certainly, ...

Making peace

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” These are the words of Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount, also known as the Beatitudes. These were powerful words in first century Palestine, and they remain powerful words in our day. This past weekend I attended ...

Renewing conservation fund a wise investment

Fall is the most beautiful time in the Mountain State and, as tremendous amounts of residents and tourists travel through West Virginia this time of year, we are reminded how important our forests, streams and access to hiking and hunting opportunities really are. The beautiful places that ...