Category Archives: West Virginia

West Virginia Is No Longer Wild, Wonderful

West Virginia has replaced its “Wild, Wonderful” motto with “Open for Business.”

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Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period for Spruce Knob

The Monongahela National Forest, in West Virginia, is now accepting public comments on the proposed Forest Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) until November 14, 2005 for areas including Spruce Knob.

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80 Foot Fatal Fall at Raven Rocks on Appalachian Trail in West Virginia

Leeburgs Today reports Michael Baldoni, 18, fell 80 feet off the Appalachian Trail near Raven Rocks in West Virginia.

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Star Party At Spruce Knob — Home of Darkest Skies in the East

WVEC reports the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club and and the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Task Force plan to hold an “Almost Heaven Party” on Spruce Knob which they say has the darkest skies on the east coast.

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NPS Reeling From Plan for 2,200 Home Development INSIDE New River Gorge National River Boundaries

The Charleston Gazette reports that Land Resource Companies of Atlanta wants to build a 2,200-home development along the banks of New River Gorge on 4,300 acres including 600 acres within the park boundaries. If built, the development would be visible … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Fifty 413 Foot Tall Wind Farms Near Spruce Knob

Many thanks to spookymike who points there is a controversy over a wind farm near Spruce Knob. The matter is being discussed by a Yahoo group Spruceknob (aimed at astronomers seeking dark skies) There’s a great deal of VERY CURRENT Continue reading

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Charlestown WV Profile of 50-Completer Frank Buffum

Charlestown WV Profile of 50-Completer Frank Buffum

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