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

BEST SANDWICH: Participants in the Best of Kaweah Country readers’ poll said Sierra Subs makes the BEST heroes (aka sandwiches). We didn’t have the heart to tell the gang at Sierra Subs they misunderstood. (Click arrows to view additional poll winners.)
  In looking back since 1999 when the The Kaweah Commonwealth first began its annual readers’ poll, it has become the one issue where all the amenities and the best-kept-secret places to recreate and...
The yellow Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks helicopter transported the injured pilot to the Ash Mountain Helibase, where the patient was transferred to the SkyLife helicopter and flown to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. (Click arrow to see an additional photo.)
  On Tuesday, Sept. 16, rangers from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year old man from San Jose who crash-landed his plane in a remote and rugged...
Soon the aspens in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park will turn the valley from verdant green to a shimmering golden as summer turns to autumn in the high country.
  With the recent run of triple digits ended and the cooler nights here to stay, seasonal-like weather will accompany the autumnal equinox on Tuesday, September 23. It marks one of two days annually...
The award-winning Guitar Honor Group from Lindsay High School will perform at this year’s Concert on the Grass.
Concert on the Grass Saturday, Sept. 27, 1:30 pm 44879 Dinely Drive, Three Rivers Free; open to the public Information: (559) 561-0610 One of the county’s longest running autumn traditions, and one...
Two bears in the Sequoia National Park foothills enjoy the green grass that comes with springtime (photo taken April 2013).
  Evan King, wildlife biologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told a Three Rivers Town Hall audience on Monday night (Sept. 5) that conflicts with wildlife are accelerating in all...
LOW FLOW: An early morning shot of the main fork of the Kaweah River on September 12, 2014, with prehistoric bedrock mortars in the foreground, shows little, if any, movement of water down the channel.
  Water. We need water. A trace from the sky Sunday night and Monday, but the source was just the remnants of Hurricane Norbert. According to Bill Pooley’s Kaweah River Page (www.c2.com/kaweah/), the...
BEST SANDWICH: Participants in the Best of Kaweah Country readers’ poll said Sierra Subs makes the BEST heroes (aka sandwiches). We didn’t have the heart to tell the gang at Sierra Subs they misunderstood. (Click arrows to view additional poll winners.)
The yellow Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks helicopter transported the injured pilot to the Ash Mountain Helibase, where the patient was transferred to the SkyLife helicopter and flown to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. (Click arrow to see an additional photo.)
Soon the aspens in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park will turn the valley from verdant green to a shimmering golden as summer turns to autumn in the high country.
The award-winning Guitar Honor Group from Lindsay High School will perform at this year’s Concert on the Grass.
Two bears in the Sequoia National Park foothills enjoy the green grass that comes with springtime (photo taken April 2013).
LOW FLOW: An early morning shot of the main fork of the Kaweah River on September 12, 2014, with prehistoric bedrock mortars in the foreground, shows little, if any, movement of water down the channel.
BEST SANDWICH: Participants in the Best of Kaweah Country readers’ poll said Sierra Subs makes the BEST heroes (aka sandwiches). We didn’t have the heart to tell the gang at Sierra Subs they misunderstood. (Click arrows to view additional poll winners.)

A look back at 16 years of the BEST of Kaweah Country

September 18, 2014 - 21:22
  In looking back since 1999 when the The Kaweah Commonwealth first began its annual readers’ poll, it has become the one issue where all the amenities and the best-kept-secret places to recreate and sightsee have been revealed and celebrated. Along the way, businesses have come and gone, and even the poll itself has...
The yellow Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks helicopter transported the injured pilot to the Ash Mountain Helibase, where the patient was transferred to the SkyLife helicopter and flown to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. (Click arrow to see an additional photo.)

Pilot crash lands in Sequoia backcountry

September 18, 2014 - 20:24
  On Tuesday, Sept. 16, rangers from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year old man from San Jose who crash-landed his plane in a remote and rugged area of Sequoia National Park. The plane was reported missing when it failed to arrive at its destination as scheduled...
Soon the aspens in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park will turn the valley from verdant green to a shimmering golden as summer turns to autumn in the high country.

WEATHER WATCH: SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

September 18, 2014 - 20:07
  With the recent run of triple digits ended and the cooler nights here to stay, seasonal-like weather will accompany the autumnal equinox on Tuesday, September 23. It marks one of two days annually when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. The word “equinox” is...
The award-winning Guitar Honor Group from Lindsay High School will perform at this year’s Concert on the Grass.

Concert on the Grass showcases local talent

September 18, 2014 - 20:02
Concert on the Grass Saturday, Sept. 27, 1:30 pm 44879 Dinely Drive, Three Rivers Free; open to the public Information: (559) 561-0610 One of the county’s longest running autumn traditions, and one of the most pleasant, continues at the end of September when the Three Rivers Concert on the Grass presents its 34th...
Two bears in the Sequoia National Park foothills enjoy the green grass that comes with springtime (photo taken April 2013).

Department of Fish and Wildlife addresses town meeting

September 13, 2014 - 18:35
  Evan King, wildlife biologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told a Three Rivers Town Hall audience on Monday night (Sept. 5) that conflicts with wildlife are accelerating in all mountain and foothills areas due to the persistent drought.  King, whose territory includes Tulare and Kings counties,...

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