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

It was a day of discovering cabins hidden in the woods along the John Muir Trail. In this photo: A snow survey cabin near Sallie Keyes Lakes. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail (north to south) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during Summer 2015. Previous installments and additional...
Enjoy free admission to all national parks from Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28, in honor of 100 years of the National Park Service.
  1. Gas prices. The lowest price for gas this week is at Costco at $2.25 a gallon. Statewide the average price for gas is down about 25 cents in the past month. The average price of gas in...
The Kaweah River’s East Fork falls in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park on Memorial Day 2016. (Click arrows to see additional photo of the falls.)
    The Aquarius full moon, a prenumbral eclipse (August 18), the Perseids, and five planets shining bright. The night sky is bustling with activity these days so, hey Three Rivers, turn off those...
Technology heads into the backcountry.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain August 11— Rangers responded to a 16-year-old male experiencing shortness of breath at a roadside pullout in the Ash Mountain area. The patient was transported...
New WHS math teachers are Robert Norman (left) and Jorge Santos.
  Woodlake High is in session for 2016-2017 When Woodlake Union High School’s 625 students returned to classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, there was the usual first-day anticipation of who had who when and...
MONEY TO BURN: Pulled pot plants await their demise after being pulled by law-enforcement officers from a Mineral King Road grow site.
  On Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 a.m., a convoy of trucks, trailers, and Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles, mobilized in the turnout between the Cal Fire Station and Valley Oak Credit Union in Three Rivers...
It was a day of discovering cabins hidden in the woods along the John Muir Trail. In this photo: A snow survey cabin near Sallie Keyes Lakes. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
Enjoy free admission to all national parks from Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28, in honor of 100 years of the National Park Service.
The Kaweah River’s East Fork falls in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park on Memorial Day 2016. (Click arrows to see additional photo of the falls.)
Technology heads into the backcountry.
New WHS math teachers are Robert Norman (left) and Jorge Santos.
MONEY TO BURN: Pulled pot plants await their demise after being pulled by law-enforcement officers from a Mineral King Road grow site.
It was a day of discovering cabins hidden in the woods along the John Muir Trail. In this photo: A snow survey cabin near Sallie Keyes Lakes. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Day 13

August 23, 2016 - 14:22
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail (north to south) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during Summer 2015. Previous installments and additional photos are online here.   Day 13: Friday, July 31 Sallie Keyes Lakes to Piute Creek Crossing 9 miles Our 4:30 a.m. wake-up...
Enjoy free admission to all national parks from Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 25-28, in honor of 100 years of the National Park Service.

Five things you need to know this week - August 19

August 22, 2016 - 20:32
  1. Gas prices. The lowest price for gas this week is at Costco at $2.25 a gallon. Statewide the average price for gas is down about 25 cents in the past month. The average price of gas in California is about $2.64 per gallon; at this time in 2015, gas was costing California drivers $3.57. The average price...
The Kaweah River’s East Fork falls in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park on Memorial Day 2016. (Click arrows to see additional photo of the falls.)

WEATHER WATCH: August 19, 2016

August 22, 2016 - 20:25
    The Aquarius full moon, a prenumbral eclipse (August 18), the Perseids, and five planets shining bright. The night sky is bustling with activity these days so, hey Three Rivers, turn off those outdoor lights and take a look at the night sky.   Air quality is being impacted by the Cedar Fire in Kern County as well...
Technology heads into the backcountry.

Incidents at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: August 8-14

August 22, 2016 - 20:19
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain August 11— Rangers responded to a 16-year-old male experiencing shortness of breath at a roadside pullout in the Ash Mountain area. The patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital.   Lodgepole  August 9— Rangers responded to Dorst Creek Campground for a report of a...
New WHS math teachers are Robert Norman (left) and Jorge Santos.

Kaweah Country goes back to school

August 22, 2016 - 20:10
  Woodlake High is in session for 2016-2017 When Woodlake Union High School’s 625 students returned to classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, there was the usual first-day anticipation of who had who when and in which classes.  Ag Academy enters second year— For the 59 students who are enrolled in the second year of Woodlake’s...

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