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TVA, partners, landowners protect Copper Creek

TVA, partners, landowners protect Copper Creek

March 19th, 2014 1:33 pm by Wes Bunch

The creek in Southwest Virginia is home to as many as 70 different species of fish and another 30 mussel species, many of them endangered, and also serves as a shelter for aquatic life on the Clinch River during floods and other disruptive events.

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Head for the hills: When racing  ends, avid hunter Bowyer makes beeline for the mountains

Head for the hills: When racing ends, avid hunter Bowyer makes beeline for the mountains

March 14th, 2014 8:55 pm by George Thwaites

When the 2013 NASCAR season finally drew to a close for Clint Bowyer, the No. 15 Toyota driver knew exactly how to put his racing-related headaches in the rearview mirror. He just needed to spend lots of quality time freezing his butt off in a tree.

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Sports Live Outdoors
Jason Honaker named VDGIF Conservation Police Officer of the Year

Jason Honaker named VDGIF Conservation Police Officer of the Year

March 13th, 2014 10:05 pm by George Thwaites

Highly-commended Honaker is a 25-year veteran of the force and currently stationed in Scott County.

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Regional & National Outdoors
TVA conducting annual sport fish survey

TVA conducting annual sport fish survey

March 10th, 2014 5:31 pm by Staff Report

Tennessee Valley Authority biologists are conducting their annual spring sport fish survey to assess the overall health of species such as crappie and black bass on nine TVA reservoirs in Alabama and Tennessee.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Smokies officials offer reward for stolen window

Smokies officials offer reward for stolen window

March 9th, 2014 4:20 pm by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are offering a reward for information on the theft of a historic Elkmont window.

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Virginia parks had $1B impact in 2012

Virginia parks had $1B impact in 2012

March 9th, 2014 4:00 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer

Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Outdoors
TVA campgrounds to open March 14

TVA campgrounds to open March 14

March 7th, 2014 6:54 pm by Staff Report

Got an itch to go camping? It's almost that time. The Tennessee Valley Authority's seasonal campgrounds will be opening for the 2014 recreation season on Friday, March 14.

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Indoor kayak class great for learners

Indoor kayak class great for learners

March 6th, 2014 4:55 pm by Amanda Marsh

The class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the ins and outs of kayaking before embarking on an outdoor adventure. And it's available at both the Aquatic Center in Kingsport and Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City.

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Outdoors
February marks snowiest winter month at Grandfather Mountain

February marks snowiest winter month at Grandfather Mountain

March 6th, 2014 3:13 pm by Staff Report

February also was an extremely windy month; a peak wind speed of 81.3 mph was recorded on Feb. 13 and Feb. 15. Twelve of the 28 days charted winds above 60 mph.

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Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

March 4th, 2014 6:46 pm by Associated Press

Nepali officials at Everest base camp will check that each climber descends the mountain with approximately 8 kilograms (18 pounds) of trash - the amount the government estimates an exhausted climber discards along the route.

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