Tiny swimmers reveal Rappahannock river and stream health

The naturalists support numerous projects in both stewardship and citizen science. Stream monitoring is a citizen science project the naturalists conduct in support of the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and the John Marshal SWCD, as part of the statewide program under Virginia Save our Streams. […]

Parks and Recreation

Shenandoah Park scraps proposed $70 per vehicle entry fee, settles on $30

The National Park Service announced last Friday that Shenandoah National Park will slightly modify its entrance fees by $5, starting June 1, to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs. The new fee will be $30 per vehicle carload, $25 per motorcycle and $15 per person on bicycle or foot. […]


‘Odyssey’ a state winner

Budding playwright Grace Raiford, a rising 11th grader at Rappahannock County High School, recently submitted the script for her original one-act play, “The Odyssey of Timothy and Peter,” to the statewide “New Voices for the Theater” playwright competition. […]


Camping with Barbara in bear country

As life’s strange twists would have it, sixteen months later, as a budding White House correspondent covering Ronald Reagan, I approached Mrs. Bush at a White House Christmas party and reintroduced myself as the Montana reporter who regaled her and her husband on the topic of grizzly bears. […]

Crime & Courts

Judge rules against Amissville resident who alleged wrongdoing by county supervisor

In an order handed down this week, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has ruled against an Amissville resident who alleged, among other charges, that Rappahannock County Supervisor John Lesinski violated the state’s Conflict of Interests Act (COIA). […]