Forest Service Seeks Volunteer Host

In a press release, the USDA Forest Service announced it is seeking a volunteer campground host for the Hidden Valley Campground in Bath County on the Warm Springs Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest. This is for the 2019 camping season, March 8 through November 3, and is a great opportunity to spend time in a wonderful location and meet fellow travelers.

A campground host is a volunteer who spends part of the year in a National Forest campground. A host helps other campers by answering questions, providing local information about the area, and bringing issues to Forest Service employees. Hosts are also responsible for cleaning and maintaining the campground.

Hosts must have a self-contained RV or trailer and a personal vehicle for transportation (tents are not acceptable). Water, sewage, propane, a generator, and a campsite are provided.

For more information and an application, please contact Yvonne Rice at or 540-252-0641.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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