Friends of the Rivers of Virginia cite VDOT as the largest source of sediment pollution in Virginia waters, but the conservation group offers a solution.
Like the frogs sitting in cool water oblivious to the fact that the temperature is rising slowly and will soon boil them before they can jump out, Ralph Bates writes, we too let our outrage at environmental disasters subside.
We’re taught the virtue of allowing cooler heads to prevail, but at times it might be wished that anger were preservable. That it could be canned, dried or frozen to be reconstituted when needed.
Soil is worth more than its weight in gold, yet humans tend to treat it as if it has little value and as if its loss is neither important nor consequential.
Walter Nicklin on how the stories go at his first visit to the “Death Café,” where there's a special, shared intimacy that seems only possible, ironically enough, among strangers.
Rep. Robert Hurt on why Dodd-Frank has not, in practice, fulfilled any of its worthy ambitions but in fact done quite the opposite — inflicted harm on the American people.
Former USDA conservationist Robert Whitescarver believes “well-managed” farmland should not be taxed, as it provides more services for the public than it receives.
Flint Hill actress and singer-songwriter Olivia Maxwell, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, has an idea to start a march — a huge march in D.C. with at least a million people, one day next May. The world needs to…
There has been a lot of newsprint lately concerned with the establishment of groups and organizations to come up with ideas to “fix” Rappahannock. The fact is, a lot of people like things just the way they are.
Walter Nicklin looks at James Reston Jr.'s play "Sherman the Peacemaker," to be performed in Flint Hill this Saturday, and its take on Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's role in history.
By Chris Bolgiano There’s no grill in my big backyard, no swing set and no swimming pool, unless you count the rock-bottomed bowls along Reedy Run as it cascades to the Shenandoah River. They’re mainly trees here in the George…
Providing habitat for numerous species of wildlife is a critically important to keep the environment functioning properly. Some guidelines to help you start.
Last week’s front-page story highlighted how rising property taxes in Rappahannock County are causing big problems for middle-aged and senior citizens living on fixed incomes. It doesn't help that the Federal Reserve has no interest in seniors or savers.
By Tom Horton We’re all familiar with the problem-solving technique of simply shifting the lens. Viewing the same thing differently. Glass “half full” instead of “half empty” is an example. When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the “glass”…
Whether your family has been here for generations or just arrived, we all have a sense of being connected to this place. Let's stop defining what is and is not "authentic" Rappahannock, and welcome the diversity that helps define us.
Every voice at the table. That’s the idea behind Foothills Forum. For those of you who care as deeply about Rappahannock County as we do, the arrival of this independent, nonpartisan nonprofit is good news.