Tag: Sports

The Evolving Culture of W.Va. River Guides

Just about any search on Google for “best white water rafting” includes West Virginia. Around 150,000 people commercially raft a West Virginia river each year, mostly on the New River and Gauley River, which are near Fayetteville, West Virginia. At one point there were just less than 30 rafting companies in the […]

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Rural ‘Recreation Counties’ Show More Population Resilience

From 2010-16 nonmetropolitan America lost population. But counties that have recreation economies (hiking, whitewater, climbing, four-wheeling, etc.) grew slightly over the same period, according to a new report from Headwaters Economics. Rural counties with recreation-based economies are gaining population slightly while non-recreation rural counties are losing population, a new study finds.   Households moving to rural […]

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