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Fresh, Healthy

August 13, 2015 With the new school year kicking off today for most local students, it’s worth pointing out that several school systems are using new methods to battle child obesity. more »»

Are kids going back to school too soon?

August 12, 2015 Most public school students in Randolph and surrounding counties will start back to class Thursday, and teachers and staff have been busy getting ready for the kids. more »»

Randolph voters will decide on Nov. 7

August 11, 2015 Randolph County school officials will be working this fall to pass an education levy, something Randolph voters have done only once in the last 25 years. more »»


August 10, 2015 Saturday night, another violent crime struck in our small, once sleepy city. This time, a resident was stabbed and seriously injured on First Street in downtown Elkins. more »»

Boos & Applause

August 8, 2015 Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Inter-Mountain weighing in — pro, con or neutral. more »»

‘War on coal’ is devastating

August 7, 2015 The Clean Power Plan President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency have developed is a targeted, illegal attack. more »»

Extended visit

August 6, 2015 This week our community is being visited by one of our representatives in Washington, and it isn’t just a brief stopover — it’s a three-day stay. U.S. Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-W.Va. more »»

More mothers having drug-addicted babies

August 5, 2015 Nurses in too many hospital wards for newborn babies have had to learn what to do when a tiny infant screams his little lungs out not because he needs a fresh diaper, has colic or wants some formul. more »»

Frenzy of Activity

August 4, 2015 It was a frenzy of activity in Elkins on Saturday with the annual Community Expo and National Kids Day event and the Old Fashioned Pie Auction and Vintage on the Lawn at the Kump Cente. more »»

Native Daughter

August 3, 2015 It is to be hoped the West Virginian in Sylvia Burwell still outweighs the bureaucrat. Lives may depend on it, quite literally. more »»

Boos and Applause

August 1, 2015 Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Inter-Mountain weighing in — pro, con or neutral. more »»

Rich Folks

July 31, 2015 For months, the national media has been transfixed by the antics of Donald Trump, the billionaire running for the Republican presidential nominatio. more »»

Special Survey

July 30, 2015 Local residents have the opportunity to take part in something very important — determing the future of a local public library. more »»

Great Program

July 29, 2015 The Elkins Rotary Club is offering a helping hand to a local organization that employs people with disabilities, and club members are asking anyone else who can lend a hand to do so. more »»

Hi-Tech Family

July 28, 2015 Often we hear complaints about how new technology — smart phones, tablets, social media — is alienating us from each other, keeping us from connecting in a human wa. more »»

Boom or bust?

July 27, 2015 Those whose hopes have risen and fallen on the idea that a natural gas industry boom was “this close” to delivering a major boost to the West Virginia economy are likely beginning to ask themselves,... more »»

Boos and Applause

July 25, 2015 Applause to Elkins Mayor Van Broughton’s order to fly the flag at City Hall at half-mast in honor of the five soldiers killed at a Navy operational center in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. more »»

Troubling Data

July 24, 2015 Along with most of West Virginia, several local counties are experiencing rising unemployment rates this summer. more »»

Numbers Don’t Lie

July 23, 2015 A new report this week provided discouraging news for West Virginia — and our local counties — regarding poverty rates and the well-being of children. more »»

Trump: Politics as ‘un’usual

July 22, 2015 For the past half dozen presidential elections, it seems politicking has revved up earlier and earlier. With an already crowded field on both sides — Ohio Gov. more »»



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