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

A screen capture of a YouTube video taken by backpackers at Jennie Lake on Saturday, Sept. 2, that shows the exact moment that lightning struck a father and his two young children.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  A Pacific Grove father, Christopher Lovera, 51, chose Jennie Lake in Giant Sequoia National Monument to introduce his two children, Aidan, 12, and Nadia, 9, to the joys of backpacking. Jennie Lake...
The trail junction in the Sierra Crest backcountry district of Kings Canyon National Park.
  September 5 - 18, 2017   SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain   September 16— A 47-year-old female was complaining of nausea at the Foothills Visitor Center. She was transported by ambulance to...
The cost of an annual pass for Sequoia-Kings Canyon is could increase to $60 on January 1, 2018.
  There is a variety of options for passes to national parks, which provide a discounted entrance fee and the convenience of not having to dig out cash or a credit card every time one enters a park....
interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addresses the media during a visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in May 2017.
  According to a Washington Post article published Monday, Sept. 18, a leaked memo written by Ryan Zinke, Interior secretary, revealed more of his department’s findings regarding a review mandated by...
Jennifer Malone explains the native plant materials used in basket-weaving. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  California Native American Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Friday in September. Each year during this time, the Three Rivers Historical Museum provides an interpretive event for area...
The view from the porch of the Rae Lakes Ranger Station. (Click arrows for 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 from July 19 to August 13, 2015.  Previous installments and...
A screen capture of a YouTube video taken by backpackers at Jennie Lake on Saturday, Sept. 2, that shows the exact moment that lightning struck a father and his two young children.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)
The trail junction in the Sierra Crest backcountry district of Kings Canyon National Park.
The cost of an annual pass for Sequoia-Kings Canyon is could increase to $60 on January 1, 2018.
interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addresses the media during a visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in May 2017.
Jennifer Malone explains the native plant materials used in basket-weaving. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
The view from the porch of the Rae Lakes Ranger Station. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
A screen capture of a YouTube video taken by backpackers at Jennie Lake on Saturday, Sept. 2, that shows the exact moment that lightning struck a father and his two young children.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)

MOUNTAIN MIRACLE

September 22, 2017 - 22:16
  A Pacific Grove father, Christopher Lovera, 51, chose Jennie Lake in Giant Sequoia National Monument to introduce his two children, Aidan, 12, and Nadia, 9, to the joys of backpacking. Jennie Lake, at 9,300 feet is a moderate 12-mile out and back hike located between Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.   Lovera...
The trail junction in the Sierra Crest backcountry district of Kings Canyon National Park.

Physical injuries and altitude sickness create backcountry emergencies

September 22, 2017 - 21:57
  September 5 - 18, 2017   SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain   September 16— A 47-year-old female was complaining of nausea at the Foothills Visitor Center. She was transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta.   High Sierra   September 13— Rangers responded to a disoriented hiker at Precipice Lake who had lost vision...
The cost of an annual pass for Sequoia-Kings Canyon is could increase to $60 on January 1, 2018.

Comments sought on fee increase for local parks pass

September 22, 2017 - 21:48
  There is a variety of options for passes to national parks, which provide a discounted entrance fee and the convenience of not having to dig out cash or a credit card every time one enters a park. One selection is the park-specific annual pass, which is especially beneficial to those residing near a national park...
interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addresses the media during a visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in May 2017.

Interior secretary recommends changes to a dozen national monuments

September 22, 2017 - 21:45
  According to a Washington Post article published Monday, Sept. 18, a leaked memo written by Ryan Zinke, Interior secretary, revealed more of his department’s findings regarding a review mandated by an executive order issued by President Trump in April.  In addition to a report released in August in which Zinke urged...

HHSA releases Three Rivers ambulance stats

September 22, 2017 - 21:39
  After reports of several late ambulance calls in Three Rivers, Supervisor Kuyler Crocker requested that the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) make public the ambulance response times for 2017. In the county contract with Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency (CCEMSA), it stipulates...

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