CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes across West Virginia. All of the state's ski resorts will be open beginning tomorrow. Cooler temperatures have allowed resort's snowmakers to continue to cover the skiing and snowboarding terrain.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A new state policy gives county school systems in West Virginia more control over their school calendars. The policy approved yesterday by the West Virginia Board of Education provides two options for making up canceled school days. County boards can use either available non-instructional days or an out-of-calendar day.
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - The Nature Conservancy says a "land bridge" between two wildlife habitats in Randolph County will be protected from development. The protected land runs along Gandy Creek to the summit of Pharis Knob. The conservancy says in a news release that Steve Callan of Morgantown has provided a permanent conservation easement for 555 acres on his Gandy Ranch property.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Representatives from several states will be discussing the future of the 30-year-old Chesapeake Bay Program. Officials from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia are scheduled to gather today in Washington at the U.S. National Arboretum Visitor Center to discuss future restoration and conservation efforts.
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