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January 18th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

By Tim Walker / January 13, 2022

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18th. The meeting will be held at the Commission’s office in the courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda.

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Pocahontas Broadband Council to Apply for the Reconnect Broadband Grant

By Tim Walker / January 13, 2022

Ruthanna Beezley and Mike Holstine said that the Reconnect Grant offers the most broadband coverage for the county and will be easier for an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to work with than the ARPA Grant.

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Highland County School Board Meeting – January 2022

By Scott Smith / January 13, 2022

Action deferred on most agenda items

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Pocahontas BOE Adopts WV Updated COVID Protocols but No School Mask Mandate

By Tim Walker / January 13, 2022

….the State Epidemiologist had told the superintendents that over the next six weeks, it can be expected that there will be a drastic increase in COVID cases if masks are not worn

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Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Accepting Applications for Summer Programs

By Bonnie Ralston / January 12, 2022

Over 200 service opportunities are available statewide this summer

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Department of Wildlife Resources Scoping Period Open for Fishing and Boating Regulations

By Bonnie Ralston / January 11, 2022

The scoping period runs through February 19, 2022.

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Mon Forest Towns Partnership Adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan

By Heather Niday / January 11, 2022

Less that 2 years ago, an initiative involving West Virginia University, USDA Rural Development, the Monongahela National Forest, the Woodlands Development Group and ten gateway communities established the Mon Forest Towns Partnership.  Now that group has a new five-year strategic plan, according to a press release from the US Forest…

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Pocahontas BOE Meeting Agenda for the January 11th Meeting

By Tim Walker / January 9, 2022

The Pocahontas County Board of Education’s Tuesday, January 11th Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) meeting and its regular meeting will be held at the Green Bank Elementary-Middle School. The LSIC meeting will begin at 3:45 pm followed by the regular meeting at 5:00 p.m.

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Deadline Approaching for Maple Festival Vendor Applications & Voting is Open in Virginia Living Magazine Survey

By Bonnie Ralston / January 7, 2022

Bath and Highland businesses and attractions are nominated in the Virginia Living Magazine Readers Survey. You can also write in your favorites.

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Winter Weather Causes Safety Hazards In the National Forest

By Heather Niday / January 7, 2022

The recent winter storms have brought snow and ice to the higher elevations of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.  Although these winter conditions can be beautiful, they also bring additional hazards and safety concerns. Visitors to the National Forest should know the risks, have a plan before visiting,…

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