From the window of his new office at the Shenandoah National Park Headquarters in Luray, Superintendent Pat Kenney looks out on the parade of red and yellow foliage that brings visitors to Virginia every autumn.
Thanks to a forward-thinking group of Rappahannock community members, COVID-19 didn’t stop 89 Rappahannock youth from enjoying the month of July with their friends in outdoor camp-like settings.
In the shade under a picnic shelter at the Rappahannock County park, nine-year-old Lucas Morey holds up his still-wet painting of a farmer and a pig in a green field. “The pig’s got mud running down his face,” he says, gesturing to a squiggly brown line. Lucas says art has been his favorite part of summer camp so far.
Minutes after Shenandoah National Park reopened two Saturdays ago, after being shut down for six weeks by the coronavirus, the Rappahannock News photographed Jerry Palauskas of Tysons Corner kneeling on the center yellow line of Skyline Drive taking a rather unique picture of Mary’s Rock Tunnel.
For the first time since closing on April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Shenandoah National Park reopened this morning to sizable crowds escaping nearby cities and counties on a bright and sunny day. The park had barely opened back up this morning and already there were lines of vehi…
The park said the decision to reopen the highway was made following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.
I implore Congressman Riggleman to step out of the darkness and work closely with local officials in Rappahannock and Madison Counties for a safe and smart plan for reopening the Shenandoah National Park.
Who in Rappahannock County hasn’t looked forward each year to the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration?
Once the pandemic has subsided, Flynn plans to return to Shenandoah for a “proper goodbye,” when people will be able to shake hands and hug each other again.
Word came from Shenandoah National Park early Wednesday afternoon that the National Park Service received a letter from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District of the Virginia Department of Health recommending the “full closure” of the national park bordering Rappahannock County due to the …
In Virginia, given all its national public sites, the maintenance backlog currently sits at more than $1.1 billion, the commonwealth surpassing every state but California and Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Flynn, since January 2017 the Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park and simultaneously Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, will soon depart the Luray headquarters to fill a top-level position in Washington, D.C.
If you haven’t taken a stroll through Rappahannock County Park of late, you won’t believe your eyes, what with the many tremendous improvements. Rest assured, more is in store, all thanks to the devoted members of the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA) and their ti…
The Boy Scout World Jamboree, instituted in 1920 and since held every four years in a different country, took place near Glen Jean, West Virginia from July 21st through August 2nd, featuring local Scouts and Scout leaders.
Nearly 60 people gathered at the Rappahannock County Park last Saturday evening to hear an informative presentation from James Granahan (Northern Virginia Astronomy Club–NOVAC) about the planets and what the public can do to preserve our view of the star-filled skies.
Shenandoah National Park officials late Wednesday afternoon warned of another close bear encounter involving food packed in by hikers, this latest incident on the summit of Old Rag Mountain south of Sperryville.
The fact that Shenandoah National Park endured not one but two U.S. federal government shutdowns last year, not to mention much of Skyline Drive was closed during the latter months of the year by downed trees, all impacted the park’s 2018 visitor spending effects and economic contributions t…