Kump Education Center Summer Splash Fest

Kump Education Center presents Summer Splash Fest with three Magic of Science shows Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:30 to 4:00.  Between shows Giant Bubble, Minds in Motion, Slip & Slide, and Wetland...

Why are some ballots “provisional”?

By: Sutton Stokes As we reported here, vote totals in the 2017 Elkins Municipal Election changed slightly on Monday as a result of the Elkins council’s canvass of the election.This was because one of the...

Meet the Elkins City Council Candidates

Here at Elkinite we fundamentally believe that civic engagement is a hallmark of strong community. To that end we feel strongly that access to information about local elections is key to encouraging everyone...

Interview + Review: The Placid Green

New Writer In Town There is a new author in town writing under the penname of Joseph Lane. The author Joseph Lane Shipp, is a native of Randolph County, who moved away to work in the Washington, D.C. area....

Five Questions: The Holistic Housewife

Editor's Note: This brand new series seeks to focus on new businesses and organizations in the community by providing a platform for them to share with audiences why they do what they do and what makes...

Soon As I Could: Call Me Crazy

I feel great about living in Elkins and West Virginia—most of the time. Sometimes, though, it can feel like there is a conspiracy to get us to doubt ourselves—to make us feel like we must be crazy for...

D&E Brings Sounds of Railroading to Life

Fiddles replicating shrieking steam whistles and grinding steel wheels. Banjos supplying the rhythm of a train underway. Guitars emulating the driving force of iron horses thundering through ravines. Together...

Community Pride: How I Bring Tourists to Town

Growing up in Elkins, I can still remember the desolate Railyard with the boarded up and dilapidated train depot. It always seemed sad to me that such a great part of our town’s history was sitting there in...

A Poem: _26 of 30_

_26 of 30_ Mountain of mud. Moraine of clay. Pythium-- Armillaria Honey: the color of cream. Honey, meaning white like cream- bones that need rest. Tevilah: It remained on him. Mud the...