Outdoor

Heatwave to hit Warren

The heat wave that has been cooking the United States is headed towards Warren. Temperatures are expected to soar to dangerous levels this Friday and Saturday. The National Weather Service at State College (NWSSC) has issued a heat advisory beginning at noon Friday and ending at 8 p.m. ...

Scouts return to Camp Olmsted

Once a year, a trip down a secluded, sometimes narrow and bumpy road, where deer and even bear may cross your path, leads to a bustling community for just one week in Elk Township. This year, the residents of that community numbered approximately 206, including 101 scouts attending the ...

Budget CRUNCH

City of Warren officials are going back to the drawing board on a park project that came in significantly over budget. The project as initially presented would have drastically improved Crescent Park and paved the way for the installation of a Healing Garden. Department Public Works ...

Upcoming paddle races on the Allegheny

Canoes and kayaks — and the people paddling them — from all over will test Warren County’s waters in two upcoming events. The Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking (PACK) will hold its championship event on the Allegheny River in Warren County on Saturday, July 20. ...

Allegheny National Forest culls dying Ash trees

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has run into an issue with the ash trees that inhabit their five boat access campgrounds. Rich Hatfield, district ranger, announced at the COG meeting on Wednesday that Morrison, Pine Grove, Hopewell, Handsome Lake and Hooks Brook Boat Access Campgrounds ...

Show on the road

Work on Warren County’s busiest roadway has now begun in earnest. The multi-million dollar project will rehabilitate Market St/Rt. 62 from Pennsylvania Ave. into Pine Grove Township. “The project will improve 5.54 miles of Route 62 from the intersection of Market Street and ...

State grant assists in development of Parks & Rec plan

With help from the state, the City of Warren and Warren County are working together on a recreation plan. A grant of $39,700 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program provides the funding for the ...

Girl Scouts of WNY “Love State Parks” this weekend

Girl Scouts of Western New York are encouraging girls to get outdoors in Western New York as well as hundreds of state parks across the United States. Paired with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), they have announced their first “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” weekend. The event will ...

Heart’s Content hike planned for July 26

The Allegheny National Forest is providing a unique opportunity to explore the Hearts Content area – a ranger-led night hike. ANF Public Affairs Officer Christopher Warner said on Tuesday that the event is set for Friday, July 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Interpretive Trail ...

Civilian Conservation Corp picnic Friday, August 16

The Civilian Conservation Corps was operational for less than a decade - 1933 to 1942. But the vestiges of the work of the young men that made up the CCC - three billion trees, 46,854 bridges, over 800 state parks - remains with us today, quite often without our conscious ...

Backpacking 101

Have you ever longed to get away from the rat race, unplug from technology, and even forfeit running water and toilets, but you just don’t know where to start? Chapman State Park has just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. About a dozen people, including this reporter, took part ...

WCCD aids students of conservation field

Warren County students are moving on to conservation fields, with a little local help. The Warren County Conservation District awarded its Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship. The winners of the Eckert Scholarships, given to Warren ...

Antlerless deer licenses on sale July 8

If you haven’t yet purchased your 2019-20 Pennsylvania hunting license, now might be the time. The new license year began Monday, so only 2019-20 licenses are valid when hunting or using Game Commission shooting ranges. And sales of 2019-20 antlerless deer licenses are about to begin, and ...

Thinking about catfish

Just gave up working in the backyard with the temperature rising through the mid-80s and the sun shining bright. It is summer, time for catfishing. After fetching a cold mug of Coke with a squirt of lime, it is in the backyard again, this time relaxing in a folding chair. Yes, indeed, it is ...

Summer vacation

As a child, summer vacation meant no classrooms and often, no walls. The world was like a blank book, open to a page where you could write that day’s adventure as you lived it. I remember bike rides down to the creek, bike convoys down to the tennis courts, or magical lands created around the ...

Shooting range permits now available at issuing agents

Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range permits can now be purchased at any license issuing agent, as well as online. Previously, the permits were available online, with those buying permits printing them at home. Permits were only available for physical purchase at the Game ...

Funding will extend Trails at Jakes Rocks

The Trails at Jakes Rocks keep growing. An additional $100,000 has been allocated for the project from the Allegheny Regional Commission. This funding is intended to connect the current trail system with a parking area near the Kinzua Dam. Jim Decker, President and CEO of the Warren ...

Wild and scenic Allegheny

Warren is fortunate in having the Allegheny River serenely flowing through its midst. And a full 87 miles of the middle portion of this river from the dam south are part of the National Wild and Scenic River System — the seven miles from the Kinzua Dam to the Glade Bridge, the 48 miles from ...

3 of 5 campgrounds on reservoir reopened Friday

The USDA Forest Service announced Friday that the Allegheny National Forest completed routine maintenance and hazard abatement on three of five temporarily-closed boat accessible campgrounds on the Allegheny Reservoir. Hooks Brook, Morrison, and Pine Grove campgrounds reopened on ...

The ANF’s YCC knocks back invasive knotweed

Cutting down invasive plants may not be the most glamorous work, but it’s good for native species. The Allegheny National Forest’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) got together Thursday along Brokenstraw Creek to knock back some Japanese knotweed as a habitat improvement project. The ...