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Tigers off in Week 3

September 11, 2015 Week 2 is in the books and what a great game between two evenly matched teams it was! Hampshire County and Elkins went toe to toe for 48 minutes, and when that wasn’t enough time to decide the... more »»

Racing is washed out again

September 10, 2015 Ok, I have the cooler, sunscreen, chairs, sunglasses, stopwatch and money for tickets and concessions. It is a beautiful sunny and hot Friday afternoon. more »»

Another bear season needed for hunters in the Mountain State

September 5, 2015 For all practical purposes, we are still in the hot and humid days of summer. more »»

It’s fun to visit other tracks

September 3, 2015 Elkins Raceway was quiet on Friday evening, so I decided to travel two-and-a-half hours north to Smithton, Pa. For some NASCAR Weekly Series on Motordome Speedway’s half-mile asphalt track. more »»

Back on the football field

August 31, 2015 Ah yes, football is back! As I sat in the press box Friday night calling the Elkins/North Marion game on the radio I couldn’t help but to think how lucky I was to be associated with high school... more »»

Youth squirrel season starts next weekend

August 29, 2015 The importance of the youth hunting season we have in this state cannot be over-emphasized. more »»

Season is winding down

August 27, 2015 Beautiful weather, just a little cool in the evening, set the stage for the final season event. more »»

Busy weekend planned for hunters in Randolph County

August 22, 2015 On Aug. 15, the Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America held its annual Youth Conservation Day. About 25 youth ages 8-15 showed up for this free outdoor educational event. more »»

Outdoor fun in Tucker County

August 21, 2015 DAVIS — Thursday afternoon in the Tucker County altitudes of Canaan Valley proved to be a little too wet for West Virginia prep golfing affair. more »»

Wall of Fame is a success

August 20, 2015 The Wall of Fame induction ceremony was a great success. Ten legends of Elkins Raceway were embossed on the wall erected near the concession stand on the hill. more »»

A drive in the hills

August 15, 2015 CABINS — As my workday began Friday, I did the usual routine of getting some food in my belly and then checking in with what technology and email may have said while I was asleep. more »»

Hunters should take survey

August 15, 2015 Last week, I got my mast survey kit from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. more »»

Thunder at the raceway

August 13, 2015 “Thunder in the mountains” - the new slogan for Elkins Raceway - is a perfect description of a night of racing action. more »»

Pleasure and pain of football

August 11, 2015 ELKINS — The sport of football is definitely a violent game. more »»

Teaching youth about guns and gun safety is very important

August 8, 2015 Since I started doing this “Outdoor Activities” column about eight years ago, I have have stated on several occasions that I have been around guns all my life. more »»

Sunny skies for racing action

August 6, 2015 Mix beautiful weather and great dirt track racing and you have the perfect combination for an exciting evening of racing at Elkins Raceway. more »»

Time for bow hunters to practice

August 1, 2015 Today is the first day of August, and this year’s summer heat and humidity are quite difficult for most people to endure. This week, Ruth and I went to the July Izaak Walton League dinner/meetin. more »»

Racing action in full swing

July 30, 2015 The evening was beautiful and the racing in the mid-season championship was as hot as the weather. more »»

Facebook can be used as a valuable tool for DNR police

July 25, 2015 Poachers are simply illegal hunters who don’t comply with laws, rules, or regulations. It looks like some people are beginning to realize these outlaws are nothing but thieves. more »»

Great weekend of racing

July 23, 2015 Beautiful but hot weather was on tap for the Fifth Annual Richard G. Skidmore Memorial Race. The sun was bright and the first night of the two day event promised great racing. more »»



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