The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) concluded a three-day hearing in the Snowshoe sewage controversy on April 13 in Charleston, when the final witnesses, including engineer David Rigby and Pocahontas Public Service District (PSD) chairman Tom Shipley, took the stand to testify.
After combing through balance sheets to find every nickel and dime, the county water and sewer utility gave its employees a three-percent pay raise.
It's a safe bet that few people in Pocahontas County have heard of West Coast billionaire John Paul DeJoria. But many local residents will learn how to grow better, more productive gardens - and save grocery money - thanks to the generosity of the once-homeless Navy vet.
Warriors 6, Bulldogs 4
It's not really springtime until you can sit in the grass and watch a baseball game.
Twenty-seven search and rescue (SAR) units from six states, along with state and county command and control elements, converged at Buckskin Boy Scout Reservation over the weekend for a major SAR field training exercise.
The Snowshoe sewage controversy reached a Charleston hearing room on Monday, as parties debated evidence before the Public Service Commission (PSC).
Commissioner Michael Albert recused himself from the case, leaving commissioners Jon McKinney and Ryan Palmer to adjudicate the matter.
Mary Clendenin, Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) office manger, wants everybody to remember the importance of recycling to the environment and important changes to recycling procedures in the county.
The PCHS Warrior baseball squad had a big six-run sixth inning to overcome a 4-0 deficit and win their home opener against the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs.
The Warriors even their record at 2-2. The Bulldogs fall to 1-3.
Photos and recap to be posted shortly.
Many people think the local extension office is there to help farmers grow taller corn or bigger cattle - and that's true - but the service is there for everyone in the community.
Pocahontas Public Service District (PSD) board member David Litsey said Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. failed to convey a full five acres of land it was obligated to transfer when the PSD assumed ownership of Snowshoe's sewage assets.
The Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce says there are advantages to membership and its members enjoyed some benefits at the group's annual dinner and meeting last Thursday night.
West Virginia will celebrate Arbor Day on April 9, this year, to recognize the importance of trees and forests to the life of the state.
Six PCHS baseball games have been cancelled due to bad weather and coach Mike Dipasquale provided an updated schedule with make-up games included.
2011 PCHS BASEBALL SCHEDULE (as of April 5)
A three-man team of hunters scoured steep mountain slopes near Slaty Fork on Thursday, in search of the elusive Allium tricoccum. The species is known to hide under leaves in the early spring and give off a pungent odor when captured.