January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Opinions

Keep timbering out of state parks

There are two really bad ideas about the use of West Virginia’s public lands being kicked around right now. Our readers should be on alert about them, and any progress they might make in this current session of the West Virginia Legislature. More...

At The Capitol

W.Va. State of State features Gov. Justice’s unique style, rhetoric

As it did in 2017, the 2018 regular session of the Legislature got underway Wednesday, January 10 with an unscripted, unconventional State of the State address from Gov. Jim Justice.  More...

IN THE WILD

Fox Squirrels

Fox squirrels are rather rare in my neck of the woods. Gray squirrels are much more common. Flying squirrels are quite common, (there are two species), but they venture forth at night. More...

Mr. Buzzerd & Hancock’s early paper

In the days when there was no West Virginia and Hancock’s newspaper was called The Journal, S.S. More...

Wish I’d said that

There are certain values in our landscape that ought to be sustained against destruction or impairment, though their worth cannot be expressed in money terms. More...

DNR seeks paintings for 2019 calendar

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting original color wildlife paintings for the 2019 edition of the awardwinning West Virginia Wildlife Calendar. The deadline for submitting artwork is February19.  More...