Kids Fishing Day And Bath Triathlon Headline The Month Of June

Warm Springs, VA – The James River Ranger District hosted the annual Kids Fishing Day on April 17. Over 100 children, and as many adults, enjoyed a day of outdoor education and fishing fun. If you missed that event, the Warm Springs Ranger District Kids Fishing Day 2010 is set for Sunday, June 6, from 1 to 5 PM at the Dominion Power ponds. This event is also free to the public and features environmental education and fishing instruction.

Fishing equipment, bait, prizes, and lunch are provided. We just need your kids. No license is required. This is a popular family outing in Alleghany, Bath, Highland and Pocahontas Counties each year and it is brought to you by the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department and the Warm Springs Ranger District, as well as the generous donations of area businesses.

The Bath County Triathlon will be held on June 19 at Lake Moomaw for the seventh year in a row and is produced by the Bath County Chamber of Commerce and the Warm Springs Ranger District. The Bath County Triathlon is coming off its most successful year and hopes to continue to grow. The idea is to introduce Bath County to people unfamiliar with our area in hopes that people will return for business and pleasure and create a positive effect for our local businesses.

The Wilson Mountain Timber Sale in Alleghany Co. has approximately 3 months of operations left and terminates in November 2010. The McLear Thinning Stewardship Project purchased by MeadWestvaco in Alleghany Co. is operating now and is 25% complete. McLear terminates November 2010.

The Cubville Timber Sale purchased by Blue Ridge Lumber in Bath Co. is currently operating and will finish this season. The contract expires November 2011. The Jackson Grouse Timber Sale purchased by J.E. Broughman & Sons in Alleghany Co. is currently active and terminates in October 2012.

The environmental analysis for the Humpback Timber Sale will be released for public comment soon with a final decision expected in early July, 2010. The objective of the Humpback project, located in Alleghany County, is to capture timber mortality caused by gypsy moth defoliation in 2009. Public comment on the Back Creek Mountain Timber Sale, located in Bath County, will be solicited in July, 2010 and the environmental analysis and decision notice will be released by the end of 2010.

We will release the Peters Mountain Access project scoping letter soliciting public input on July 1, 2010 and a decision is planned for September 15, 2010. Once a decision supporting road relocation is in place, the project will be better able to compete for funding to build the necessary new road. The Peters Mountain project will replace lost access to National Forest land in Alleghany County.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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