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New River Gorge National Park To Close During Government Shutdown

Across the country thousands of park rangers will be furloughed, gates will be locked, and visitor centers will be closed at national park sites, if there is a government shut down, including all of West Virginia's national park and forest lands.

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The Transient, Loud, Sparkly And Rowdy Culture Of Fall Boating In W.Va.

The chance of ending up in the water is higher in those rapids, McQueen said. He believes in the river mantra that a boater is always just in between swims. 

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Possible Federal Shutdown Risks Dam Operations 

Brian Maka, public affairs officer at the Corps of Engineers, said the dam will maintain a small staff to ensure the safety of the dam. However, he says there will be some things the Corps will not be able to do. 

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‘Ol Mountain Trader’ Closes Doors After 50 Years

The paper is closing because Debbie Salango is retiring.  “I had one guy say he wants me to reconsider. And I said ‘You mean to reconsider getting old? I really don't have any control,” Salango laughed.

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