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

The start of RUN 2014.
  When any annual event is established there are always growing pains and a learning curve. For the Kaweah Country Run, established in 2010, there have been fits and starts and, now in its fifth year...
THE DOLL'S NEST: Mickey Geertsen and friend with her infinite collection of Russian nesting dolls. (Click arrows to see additional gift ideas.)
  Shopping locally is important during the holiday season, for sure. But remembering local businesses all year long ensures they and others are here when the next holiday rolls around. Here are five...
Alta Peak, as seen from Three Rivers, Calif., the day after the largest storm in several years. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Strong winds on the leading edge of one of the larger storms to hit California in the past five years brought heavy rains to the Bay Area and the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday, Dec. 11....
A GMC pickup gets a tow out of Lake Kaweah after getting stuck after off-roading about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
  It probably sounded like a good idea at the time, some late-Saturday night off-roading at Lake Kaweah, but after getting stuck, hoofing it out of the lake bottom, having to call for a ride, then...
Dewatered, former wetland in Cahoon Meadow, adjacent to erosion gully.
The National Park Service is initiating public scoping on a proposal to evaluate a full range of ecological restoration options to address a large erosion gully in Cahoon Meadow, located within the...
On Sunday, Nov. 16, a great blue heron enjoyed the shallow, calm water of the Kaweah River’s North Fork as seen from the Bailey Bridge. (Click arrows to see additional photos)
  The background music has been missing from Three Rivers life since last July when the rivers changed from moving water to stagnant pools. But the rain on Tuesday, Dec. 2, brought the rivers back to...
The start of RUN 2014.
THE DOLL'S NEST: Mickey Geertsen and friend with her infinite collection of Russian nesting dolls. (Click arrows to see additional gift ideas.)
Alta Peak, as seen from Three Rivers, Calif., the day after the largest storm in several years. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
A GMC pickup gets a tow out of Lake Kaweah after getting stuck after off-roading about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Dewatered, former wetland in Cahoon Meadow, adjacent to erosion gully.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, a great blue heron enjoyed the shallow, calm water of the Kaweah River’s North Fork as seen from the Bailey Bridge. (Click arrows to see additional photos)
The start of RUN 2014.

RUN!

December 16, 2014 - 16:21
  When any annual event is established there are always growing pains and a learning curve. For the Kaweah Country Run, established in 2010, there have been fits and starts and, now in its fifth year and fourth event, it’s ready to assume its place among the local annual events in Three Rivers.  This year, there were...
THE DOLL'S NEST: Mickey Geertsen and friend with her infinite collection of Russian nesting dolls. (Click arrows to see additional gift ideas.)

Holiday shopping in Three Rivers

December 16, 2014 - 14:59
  Shopping locally is important during the holiday season, for sure. But remembering local businesses all year long ensures they and others are here when the next holiday rolls around. Here are five reasons why local business owners say your money should be spent at their locations. Community involvement. Local...
Alta Peak, as seen from Three Rivers, Calif., the day after the largest storm in several years. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)

Pacific storm drenches much of California

December 16, 2014 - 14:29
  Strong winds on the leading edge of one of the larger storms to hit California in the past five years brought heavy rains to the Bay Area and the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday, Dec. 11. The moisture following the heavy winds was expected to reach Kaweah Country and Three Rivers in the predawn hours of...
A GMC pickup gets a tow out of Lake Kaweah after getting stuck after off-roading about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Can't say they didn't warn you...

December 16, 2014 - 13:55
  It probably sounded like a good idea at the time, some late-Saturday night off-roading at Lake Kaweah, but after getting stuck, hoofing it out of the lake bottom, having to call for a ride, then getting up early to rendezvous with the tow truck on Sunday, Dec. 6, the driver of this four-wheel drive GMC pickup was...
Dewatered, former wetland in Cahoon Meadow, adjacent to erosion gully.

NPS plans Cahoon Meadow restoration

December 16, 2014 - 13:38
The National Park Service is initiating public scoping on a proposal to evaluate a full range of ecological restoration options to address a large erosion gully in Cahoon Meadow, located within the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park. The meadow is located in a road-less, trail-less area in the southern...

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