July 22, 2016 - 20:31
This is the third and final installment in a multi-part feature on tree health in the Sierra and throughout California. Previous installments may be read online at www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/tree-mortality-sierra-continues-rise
Read Part One here.
Read Part Two here.
California is currently in its fifth year of...
July 22, 2016 - 20:21
Many Three Rivers locals probably appreciate the colorful spring beauty of Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) blanketing the edge and creeping up the banks of the Kaweah River. Unfortunately, broom, which is native to Mediterranean-type climates, is invasive in our region because the insect pests and pathogens that...
July 22, 2016 - 20:15
Important facts about altitude sickness:
1. Anyone can get it, even the most fit athletes.
2. It’s completely preventable by ascending slowly and staying hydrated, eating well, and resting.
3. Descent is the most effective treatment.
Altitude sickness happens because there is less oxygen in the air that is...
July 22, 2016 - 20:04
FIRST PHOTO: There have been several mountain lion sightings in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in the past few weeks so warning signs have been posted at trailheads. In addition, visitors to the area are also being asked to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes as a couple sightings of these venomous...
July 22, 2016 - 19:59
After a couple of days with seasonal-like highs in the upper 90s, Saturday’s local forecast is expected to see temperatures climb back into triple digits. This run of sweltering temperatures above 100 is supposed to dominate the local forecast for the next eight to 10 days.
It is the middle of summer, and Kaweah...