Air Quality and Match Cancellations

Dear PVGC Members,

As we’ve seen, the Washoe County Regional Shooting Facility has had a number of closures due to unhealthy air quality. According to Washoe County Parks department, the magic number is 151 Air Quality Index (AQI) and closures will be announced the morning the closure goes into affect.

Unfortunately the AQI is a dependent on a number of factors, the most important of which are the quantity of smoke and the wind direction. As a result, it’s made scheduling and running events difficult. Some match directors have opted to cancel events in anticipation of poor air quality, while others are leaving events on the calendar with the hope that air quality will improve. In either case, you should be prepared for events to be cancelled last minute. Please keep in mind that last minute cancellations are out of our control.

If you want to know whether the range is likely to be closed, please check If the number is above 151, then the range will be closed.

We appreciate your patience during these unusual times.


Palomino Valley Gun Club