Check your home Air Quality here using your zip code

Using your zip code click here to check your Air Quality at your home.

According to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ)  we remain under a code red status.

Later today Friday the agency expects condition to drop to a code Orange status and code Yellow or moderate tomorrow Saturday.

Under the Red status it is recommended that the general public limit outdoor activity especially strenuous activity.

People with asthma, heart and lung diseases or other breathing problems, children and the elderly need to be particularly careful outdoors.

Effects of air quality can be minimized by avoiding outdoor activity in general.

As of 6 A.M. Friday morning much of the region remains at 184 Pollutant Particles Per Million or Red status.

That means there are 184 Milligrams of Pollutants Per Square Meter of Air.

Once we reach 200 Pollutant Particles Per Million, we reach Purple Status which is very unhealthy Air Quality.

We are not expected to reach Purple Friday with relief expected by Saturday July 1. 

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News Maker Todd Jones on the latest Warren County news

As we do every Thursday, we take a look at what’s going on in Warren County.

Today we welcome back Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd has the latest Lifeguard of the week at Warren County pool and other pool news and  activities.

He also has news about the Fantasyland Park improvements that are coming soon.

Todd also tells us about the newly approved Drug Court for Warren County that was recently approved by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Click here for Todd’s latest news maker.

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River Report: 6-30-23

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf takes you into the Independence weekend by talking about this week’s air quality.  Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts can take care of the details of your next South Fork adventure. Visit him at



Sports: Thursday, June 29, 2023

Front Royal Maroon Wins District 3 Title, VBL Update, Corbin K’s 9 In Nats’ Win


Patrick Corbin ends his strong afternoon with a K. Courtesy Nationals Radio Network…

WASPCA teams with BFAS to promote no kill shelters

The Winchester Area Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WASPCA) is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS) to promote no kill shelters.

An email from WASPCA  announced reduced adoption fees June 30 through July 2.

Thanks to the partnership between the two groups low-cost adoptions are being offered so adopting a pet will be affordable to all.

The WASPCA at 111 Featherbed Lane will drop adoption fees to just $45 for pets through Sunday July 2.

All adoptable pets at the WASPCA are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

The shelter will be open by appointment June 30 through July2 with more information available at here.

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News Maker Pete Gaynor on keeping AM radio in vehicles

We continue to work toward keeping AM radio in vehicles.

We spoke with the former Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pete Gaynor about it in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Pete explains how important the AM band is to an agency like FEMA.

He goes on to explain how FEMA uses the AM dial to get important information out to the public.

Pete also explains the AM in Every Vehicle bill has been created and how we can help in the effort to keep AM in vehicles.

Click here for Pete’s news maker.

For more information on keeping the AM band in vehicles click here.

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CCSO investigates thefts from parked vehicles

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Clarke County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) reports the investigation of thefts from several vehicles.

The vehicles were broken into while in the parking lot of the Appalachian Trail Pine Grove Road area near Harry Byrd Highway.

The suspect utilizes a tool to unlock the vehicles to gain access and steal numerous items.

One of the vehicles happened to have an in-car camera that caught the suspect rifling through their vehicle taking items.

The intruder brazenly continues to use the tool to unlock the door despite the alarm sounding.

The suspect is a black male around 30 years of age.

At the time of the break in he is wearing a black COVID type mask, black and white gloves, a gray hoodie under a black and white jacket, a black baseball cap with an emblem circled in aqua or bluish green lines and ripped jeans.

Anyone with any information about the incidents or knows the suspect is asked to contact the CCSO at 540-955-1234.

The video of  one of the break-ins and thefts is found here.

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Sports: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

District 3 Championship Tonight On 1450, VBL Scores, Nats Sink Mariners In 11th

Lane Thomas breaks a 4-4 tie with a 2-run double on the Nats’ win over Seattle. Courtesy Nationals Radio Network…


Front Royal lifts voluntary water conservation

Front Royal reports the lifting of the voluntary water conservation effort and thanks the community for their help.

The recent rains have helped to alleviate and lift the voluntary water restrictions placed on Front Royal residence using town water.

Where water levels have improved the season typically brings still drier conditions.

The town greatly appreciates residents’ voluntary water conservation efforts and still encourages water conservation.

The town asks those using the municipal water supply system to continue to monitor their water consumption to not only preserve water resources but to keep your own water bill as low as possible.

Water conservation tips are available here.

Questions can be directed to the Front Royal Department of Public Works at 540-635-7819.

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