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

  The Sheep Ridge fire near Paradise, a BLM recreation area closed to the public, was of suspicious origin. The fire was ignited at midday on Thursday, July 30. The blaze was contained at 100 acres...
Mark Frick, Three Rivers resident deputy, was part of a STEP/SWAT team that raided a Badger grow site on Friday, July 24.
  Since Proposition (Prop.) 215 passed in 1996 with a 55.58 percent majority, the marijuana debate has yet to de-escalate. Prop. 215 passed the first medical marijuana law in California and the U.S....
Sequoia Shuttle at Ash Mtn.
  With lots of local kids in the south Valley having no transportation to visit Sequoia National Park, the Sequoia Shuttle is making it possible, through Sunday, September 27, for 1,200 youth 18 and...
The Mineral King Valley, looking south toward Farewell Gap. Sequoia National Park
  One park visitor from Eugene, Oregon, who ended up leaving Lodgepole and camping at Atwell Mill in Mineral King this past weekend, described Lodgepole as another “Mall of America.” Below are more...
In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.
  After the unprecedented round of storms in California this past week El Nino watchers are confirming what the experts have known for the past year – the 2015-2016 precipitation season will be...
Best Place to Meet People- The River View is a great place to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don’t, they soon will.
  Welcome to the BEST of Kaweah Country no. 17. I find it interesting that more Three Rivers residents don’t get involved in the process of completing a poll. This year, it took about 10 minutes to...
Mark Frick, Three Rivers resident deputy, was part of a STEP/SWAT team that raided a Badger grow site on Friday, July 24.
Sequoia Shuttle at Ash Mtn.
The Mineral King Valley, looking south toward Farewell Gap. Sequoia National Park
In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.
Best Place to Meet People- The River View is a great place to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don’t, they soon will.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

July 31, 2015 - 16:11
  The Sheep Ridge fire near Paradise, a BLM recreation area closed to the public, was of suspicious origin. The fire was ignited at midday on Thursday, July 30. The blaze was contained at 100 acres and is currently under investigation by CalFire Prevention. More on the Sheep Ridge fire will be posted as details are...
Mark Frick, Three Rivers resident deputy, was part of a STEP/SWAT team that raided a Badger grow site on Friday, July 24.

Marijuana: Stigma decreasing, use increasing

July 31, 2015 - 16:06
  Since Proposition (Prop.) 215 passed in 1996 with a 55.58 percent majority, the marijuana debate has yet to de-escalate. Prop. 215 passed the first medical marijuana law in California and the U.S. legalizing physician prescribed marijuana to patients with acute needs. In more recent years, voters have been asked...
Sequoia Shuttle at Ash Mtn.

Shuttle grant provides free rides for kids

July 31, 2015 - 15:50
  With lots of local kids in the south Valley having no transportation to visit Sequoia National Park, the Sequoia Shuttle is making it possible, through Sunday, September 27, for 1,200 youth 18 and younger to see and explore the nearby national park free of charge. All kids must be accompanied by a chaperone. The...
The Mineral King Valley, looking south toward Farewell Gap. Sequoia National Park

Park Incidents: Rangers busy assisting Lodgepole visitors

July 31, 2015 - 15:40
  One park visitor from Eugene, Oregon, who ended up leaving Lodgepole and camping at Atwell Mill in Mineral King this past weekend, described Lodgepole as another “Mall of America.” Below are more examples of what park personnel encounter daily during the busy summer season. Sequoia National Park Lodgepole Park...
In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.

El Nino 2015-16 is the real deal

July 24, 2015 - 13:55
  After the unprecedented round of storms in California this past week El Nino watchers are confirming what the experts have known for the past year – the 2015-2016 precipitation season will be extremely wet. How wet is uncertain but rainfall and snow pack could set all-time records. Consider the growing body of data...

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