Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Clancy Barlow of Three Rivers (right) with his Honor Flight guardian.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Clancy Barlow, 86, of Three Rivers, has a lot on his mind these days like caring for his wife and taking care of the couple’s home on the North Fork. Gail, his wife of 63 years, is his priority now...
The Sunset Rock Prescribed Fire as it burned slowly on the outskirts of Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.
  In Southern California, it’s the Santa Ana winds that can fan fire into a disaster, burning thousands of acres in a few hours. In eastern Washington, high winds are currently causing fire to leap...
While much of the foothills vegetation dries out and turns brown during summer, many plants remain green, such as this shiny, attractive bush. But don't touch it! It's poison oak, so although it's pretty, it will cause abundant misery.
  Last night (Thursday, July 2), the moon was full. The next full moon will also appear in July, brightening the night sky on July 31. When a month has two full moons, the second one is known as the...
NOW: During the weekend of May 29-31, the guys reunited once again in Three Rivers. From left to right: Bruce Hart, Ben Packard, Mike Scott, Mike Kulick, Blair Reese, and Doug Beck. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  There can’t be too many people in Three Rivers who don’t know a few members of this motley crew, or at least recognize one or more of their family names — Hart, Kulick, Packard, Beck, Scott, Reese...
The Slicky swimming hole can get overcrowded by a multitude of users.
  When hundreds of river-goers crowd into way too small of an area on a sweltering day, tempers will flair. Add into the mix gang affiliations from rival neighborhoods, and there’s bound to be...
The Slicky swimming hole on the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  It figures that at the best swimming hole in Three Rivers swimmers will do whatever it takes to cool off in the pristine pools. So when a couple of weeks ago, an unprecedented throng of users all...
Clancy Barlow of Three Rivers (right) with his Honor Flight guardian.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)
The Sunset Rock Prescribed Fire as it burned slowly on the outskirts of Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.
While much of the foothills vegetation dries out and turns brown during summer, many plants remain green, such as this shiny, attractive bush. But don't touch it! It's poison oak, so although it's pretty, it will cause abundant misery.
NOW: During the weekend of May 29-31, the guys reunited once again in Three Rivers. From left to right: Bruce Hart, Ben Packard, Mike Scott, Mike Kulick, Blair Reese, and Doug Beck. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
The Slicky swimming hole can get overcrowded by a multitude of users.
The Slicky swimming hole on the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Clancy Barlow of Three Rivers (right) with his Honor Flight guardian.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Honor Flight sponsors 3R veteran

July 7, 2015 - 16:38
  Clancy Barlow, 86, of Three Rivers, has a lot on his mind these days like caring for his wife and taking care of the couple’s home on the North Fork. Gail, his wife of 63 years, is his priority now as she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and needs constant care.  So when a friend at church told him that...
The Sunset Rock Prescribed Fire as it burned slowly on the outskirts of Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.

Backcountry fire ignited by lightning

July 7, 2015 - 16:21
  In Southern California, it’s the Santa Ana winds that can fan fire into a disaster, burning thousands of acres in a few hours. In eastern Washington, high winds are currently causing fire to leap from wooded areas and burn entire subdivisions that are so new they don’t even have mature trees or landscaping. In...
While much of the foothills vegetation dries out and turns brown during summer, many plants remain green, such as this shiny, attractive bush. But don't touch it! It's poison oak, so although it's pretty, it will cause abundant misery.

WEATHER WATCH: JULY 3, 2014

July 7, 2015 - 15:20
  Last night (Thursday, July 2), the moon was full. The next full moon will also appear in July, brightening the night sky on July 31. When a month has two full moons, the second one is known as the Blue Moon. Blue Moons don’t happen often, only about once every three years. A chance of thunderstorms continues through...
NOW: During the weekend of May 29-31, the guys reunited once again in Three Rivers. From left to right: Bruce Hart, Ben Packard, Mike Scott, Mike Kulick, Blair Reese, and Doug Beck. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Still crazy after all these years

July 7, 2015 - 13:50
  There can’t be too many people in Three Rivers who don’t know a few members of this motley crew, or at least recognize one or more of their family names — Hart, Kulick, Packard, Beck, Scott, Reese. They are lifelong friends from way back during Three Rivers School days, and almost 50 years ago now, in 1969, they...
The Slicky swimming hole can get overcrowded by a multitude of users.

Slicky fight leads to bloodshed

July 7, 2015 - 13:21
  When hundreds of river-goers crowd into way too small of an area on a sweltering day, tempers will flair. Add into the mix gang affiliations from rival neighborhoods, and there’s bound to be trouble. Apparently that was a recipe for violence at Slicky on Sunday, June 28. According to unconfirmed reports, the...

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