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

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...
Within an hour-and-a-half driving time there are cooler temperatures, greener hillsides, and even some snow in the highest nooks and crannies. In photo: The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Temperatures are forecast to be in the triple digits for the next 10 days. Highs should range from 100 to 105 throughout the period. A 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm in Three Rivers is...
MORE THAN A TREE:  Representatives from the Central Valley Vietnam Veterans present the colors during the June 20 ceremony.
  It’s quite the year for milestones in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  Sequoia celebrates its 125th year as a national park in September. Kings Canyon National Park turned 75 years old in...
The Sandy Cove area at Hume Lake.
  Dive teams have recovered the body of a drowning victim in Hume Lake. The 21-year-old man was reported missing about 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. He was last seen swimming in the lake at the Sandy...
This bear is wild and searching for supper in a meadow and not a campground... (Click arrow to see additional photo)
  While sound asleep in a Sequoia National Park campground, the last thing anyone wants to wake up to is a bear standing over them and examining their sleeping bag. But that’s what was reported to...
An aerial photo by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department of a foothills complex of pot plants that was raided earlier this year.
  Just when it appeared that pot cultivation was disappearing from Tulare County’s public lands, a multi-agency task force raided a large complex of marijuana cultivation sites in and around Sequoia...
The Slicky swimming hole on the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Within an hour-and-a-half driving time there are cooler temperatures, greener hillsides, and even some snow in the highest nooks and crannies. In photo: The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
MORE THAN A TREE:  Representatives from the Central Valley Vietnam Veterans present the colors during the June 20 ceremony.
The Sandy Cove area at Hume Lake.
This bear is wild and searching for supper in a meadow and not a campground... (Click arrow to see additional photo)
An aerial photo by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department of a foothills complex of pot plants that was raided earlier this year.
The Slicky swimming hole on the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Slicky swimming hole feeling seasonal pinch

June 28, 2015 - 19:03
  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 showed up at once, Gary Cort, the lone riverfront property owner who provides access, finally admitted “enough is enough...
Within an hour-and-a-half driving time there are cooler temperatures, greener hillsides, and even some snow in the highest nooks and crannies. In photo: The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)

First heat wave of summer looms

June 28, 2015 - 18:53
  Temperatures are forecast to be in the triple digits for the next 10 days. Highs should range from 100 to 105 throughout the period. A 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm in Three Rivers is predicted for Thursday. Monsoonal moisture will make its way northward from Baja California, bringing unstable weather across...
MORE THAN A TREE:  Representatives from the Central Valley Vietnam Veterans present the colors during the June 20 ceremony.

Grant Tree rededicated as National Shrine

June 28, 2015 - 17:55
  It’s quite the year for milestones in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  Sequoia celebrates its 125th year as a national park in September. Kings Canyon National Park turned 75 years old in March. It was 100 years ago in July that the Mather Mountain Party embarked from Giant Forest on an epic journey that...
The Sandy Cove area at Hume Lake.

Man drowns in Hume Lake

June 28, 2015 - 17:52
  Dive teams have recovered the body of a drowning victim in Hume Lake. The 21-year-old man was reported missing about 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. He was last seen swimming in the lake at the Sandy Cove area. Two dive teams and a Fresno County Sheriff’s helicopter aided in the search. In July 2014, two drownings in...
This bear is wild and searching for supper in a meadow and not a campground... (Click arrow to see additional photo)

Potwisha camper reports bear encounter

June 22, 2015 - 16:23
  While sound asleep in a Sequoia National Park campground, the last thing anyone wants to wake up to is a bear standing over them and examining their sleeping bag. But that’s what was reported to occur Wednesday morning (June 17) at Potwisha Campground in the Sierra Nevada foothills three miles above the Foothills...

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