September 30, 2015 - 14:31
A fire of suspicious origin ignited behind the Lazy J Ranch Motel in Three Rivers on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24. Another fire started a few minutes later along Highway 198 near the Horse Creek area of Lake Kaweah. The causes of both fires are currently under investigation.
September 27, 2015 - 17:38
Just after dusk on Monday, Sept. 21, Mamady “Wadaba” Kourouma of Kaweah heard the distinctive creaking, cracking, and crashing sounds of another drought-stressed oak. Several large branches had come crashing down near North Fork Drive recently but this one sounded closer.
As he walked over to inspect what surely had...
September 27, 2015 - 17:10
Sequoia National Park was created by an act of Congress on September 25, 1890. Today, Three Rivers’s closest neighbor is 125 years old.
Sequoia is part of the Three Rivers identity. This community would be quite different if there was no Sequoia National Park.
With a stroke of the pen of President Benjamin Harrison...
September 27, 2015 - 17:06
In an area of more than 143,000 acres, it will take more time to ensure all islands are burned, tree snags and stumps extinguished, and all hot spots are out. According to Type 1 incident team commander Rocky Oplinger, some stumps and snags will continue give off heat all winter but these areas shouldn’t be a...
September 27, 2015 - 16:53
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
Sunday, Sept. 13: A 68-year-old man lost his balance while standing at the edge of a turnout north of Amphitheater Point. He slid 200 feet down a hillside before stopping. Rangers responded and conducted a technical rescue to get him back to the road. He was transported by...