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

This bear was highly visible for a week in the central part of Three Rivers, being observed walking on the highway, near restaurants and homes, and at Three Rivers School.
  A bear roaming the campus of Three Rivers Union School on Monday, April 3, was cause for the local kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school’s first-ever lockdown. The lockdown became protocol under...
A two-drag rescue maneuver with Tyrolean traverse being practiced at Holiday Falls (Cobble Knoll Recreation Area). (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Swift-water rescue personnel from throughout California joined the Tulare County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office teams for a multi-day training session earlier this month at Lake Kaweah and on...
Dixie Dominus from Fremont (Calif.) Christian School made their first appearance at Jazzaffair and set a high standard for a youth band.(Click arrows for additional photos.)
  This year’s Jazzaffair was held Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, amid intermittent rain showers that gave way to a beautiful clear day on Sunday. The photos depict some of the highlights from the...
Debris burns can be useful in the foothills to minimize large amounts yard waste. But they come with a risk if all precautions aren't taken.
  Tulare County and Cal Fire units answered an emergency call on Monday, April 10, when a burn pile spread to nearby hillside at 43840 Dinely Drive. The blaze broke out at 12 p.m. and was...
Wildflowers are in bloom, with the peak bloom at about 2,000 feet.
  Folks in their Easter finery will stay dry during Sunday’s sunrise service as the region gets a break from wet weather and will have temperatures near average. On Monday, the next low-pressure...
The central section of Three River,s from Three Rivers Union School (left side of photo) to North Fork Bridge with the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River flowing through the middle of it all. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
Flying over Kaweah Country on Sunday, April 9, pilot Lucky Oldfield flew a test flight of the air space the Young Eagles will experience on Saturday, May 6 (see Calendar for details). 
This bear was highly visible for a week in the central part of Three Rivers, being observed walking on the highway, near restaurants and homes, and at Three Rivers School.
A two-drag rescue maneuver with Tyrolean traverse being practiced at Holiday Falls (Cobble Knoll Recreation Area). (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Dixie Dominus from Fremont (Calif.) Christian School made their first appearance at Jazzaffair and set a high standard for a youth band.(Click arrows for additional photos.)
Debris burns can be useful in the foothills to minimize large amounts yard waste. But they come with a risk if all precautions aren't taken.
Wildflowers are in bloom, with the peak bloom at about 2,000 feet.
The central section of Three River,s from Three Rivers Union School (left side of photo) to North Fork Bridge with the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River flowing through the middle of it all. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
This bear was highly visible for a week in the central part of Three Rivers, being observed walking on the highway, near restaurants and homes, and at Three Rivers School.

Wandering bear causes lockdown at Three Rivers School

April 19, 2017 - 11:53
  A bear roaming the campus of Three Rivers Union School on Monday, April 3, was cause for the local kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school’s first-ever lockdown. The lockdown became protocol under the safety procedure policy that was adopted by the board of trustees last fall.   The incident occurred at 1 p.m. as...
A two-drag rescue maneuver with Tyrolean traverse being practiced at Holiday Falls (Cobble Knoll Recreation Area). (Click arrows for additional photos.)

On the ropes

April 19, 2017 - 11:42
  Swift-water rescue personnel from throughout California joined the Tulare County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office teams for a multi-day training session earlier this month at Lake Kaweah and on the Kaweah River. 
Dixie Dominus from Fremont (Calif.) Christian School made their first appearance at Jazzaffair and set a high standard for a youth band.(Click arrows for additional photos.)

Jazzaffair No. 44

April 19, 2017 - 11:38
  This year’s Jazzaffair was held Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, amid intermittent rain showers that gave way to a beautiful clear day on Sunday. The photos depict some of the highlights from the 2017 festival...
Debris burns can be useful in the foothills to minimize large amounts yard waste. But they come with a risk if all precautions aren't taken.

Debris burn ignites hillside

April 19, 2017 - 11:25
  Tulare County and Cal Fire units answered an emergency call on Monday, April 10, when a burn pile spread to nearby hillside at 43840 Dinely Drive. The blaze broke out at 12 p.m. and was extinguished a short time later.   On that same day, a fire also burned an outbuilding in the vicinity of the debris pile blaze. A...
Wildflowers are in bloom, with the peak bloom at about 2,000 feet.

WEATHER WATCH: April 14, 2017

April 19, 2017 - 11:03
  Folks in their Easter finery will stay dry during Sunday’s sunrise service as the region gets a break from wet weather and will have temperatures near average. On Monday, the next low-pressure system will begin to move in, bringing with it a chance of precipitation to Central California and snow in the Sierra above...

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