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Governor launches "Ascend WV" remote-worker program

Hikers ascend the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods in northeastern West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice today announced the launch of the state's premier remote-work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain...

Forestry officials seek information on Coopers Rock forest fire

The Clay Run area at Coopers Rock State Forest drains into the Cheat River.
Officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry are seeking information from the public regarding a wildfire that occurred in the Clay Run area...

WV Division of Forestry urges public to practice fire safety

A forest fire ravages an evergreen forest.
Officials with the West Virginia Division of Forestry are reminding the public to be cautious throughout spring fire season and follow safe burning laws. Between...

WVU prepares for semester facing possible rise in covid

The tower on Stewart Hall overlooks the downtown campus at West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV.
The spring 2021 semester at West Virginia University begins on January 19, and WVU officials are urging students and employees to exercise extreme caution. The...

New president arrives at West Liberty University

Dr. W. Franklin Evans
Dr. W. Franklin Evans has been named the 37th president of West Liberty University, located at West Liberty, West Virginia, in the northern panhandle...

WVU mycologists receive National Geographic grant to study millipedes

WVU professor Matt Kasson and graduate student Angie Macias work on millipede research in their lab.
Millipedes represent some of the earliest known terrestrial animals and are highly understudied, but two West Virginia University researchers are working to shine a light on...

Tree planting can increase property value in urban West Virginia

Shade trees were planted at Maplecrest to keep the residence cool in summer.
Money grows on trees when it comes to residential and commercial property value, according to a professor of urban forestry at West Virginia University:...

Program pairs W.Va. farmers, craft beverage producers

A newly poured ale awaits a customer in a West Virginia brewery.
The craft beverage industry in West Virginia is getting a boost from the Robert C. Byrd Institute, which has launched an initiative to expand...

W.Va. DA requests applications for specialty crop grants

Specialty crops are the future of the West Virginia agricultural economy.
The W.Va. Department of Agriculture through January 19, 2021, is accepting applications for U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grants. Commissioner of Agriculture Kent...

New River Gorge in W.Va. to be designated national park

New River from Thunder Buttress, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
The New River Gorge in southern West Virginia is set to become a national park, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito...

Glenville, state partnership creates forestry certification programs

W.Va. Division of Forestry Forester Jesse King instructs students.
Glenville State College in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is offering forestry certifications as part of the school's expanding Forest Technology...

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month in the U.S.

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month in the U.S.
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month in the U.S. where nearly three million people suffer from epilepsy. Everyone should understand what an epileptic seizure is...

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