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

  Getting older has its benefits. The magical age of 62 provides quite a few nuggets, including senior discounts at some movie theaters, restaurants, and hotels.   Then there’s the big one: Social...
  California lawmakers voted this week to extend for another decade the state’s legislation that takes on climate change. The cap-and-trade program will continue through 2030.   Also included in this...
Bob Woodie’s son, Robert, at Barrett Lakes last October during the search for his father who went missing when several storms passed over the Sierra Nevada region.
  Nine months after Robert Woodie of Manhattan Beach went missing during a four-day fishing trip in a remote area of the Sierra, his body was discovered by hikers just off a trail. The 74-year-old...
Meddlesome marmots (See caption below. Click arrows for additional photo.)
  PHOTO CAPTION: Marmots. The very word instills annoyance in anyone who visits the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in the early summer months. As the snow melts, these giant rodents crawl...
An aerial view of the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County.
  In its first five days, the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County has burned nearly half of the total acreage scorched in the massive Rough Fire of 2015. On Thursday, July 20, at the Cal Fire morning...
The Comfort Inn and Suites in Three Rivers.
  The largest lodging property in Three Rivers has new owners — Bruce and Steve Kim. The deal for the 103-room hotel became final on June 20; the purchase price was not disclosed.   The Kim brothers...
Bob Woodie’s son, Robert, at Barrett Lakes last October during the search for his father who went missing when several storms passed over the Sierra Nevada region.
Meddlesome marmots (See caption below. Click arrows for additional photo.)
An aerial view of the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County.
The Comfort Inn and Suites in Three Rivers.

Price of national parks' Senior Pass will significantly increase in August

July 21, 2017 - 16:46
  Getting older has its benefits. The magical age of 62 provides quite a few nuggets, including senior discounts at some movie theaters, restaurants, and hotels.   Then there’s the big one: Social Security. At 62, one becomes eligible for 75 percent of their benefits.   One of the most anticipated gifts available for...

Rural fire-prevention fee suspended

July 21, 2017 - 16:42
  California lawmakers voted this week to extend for another decade the state’s legislation that takes on climate change. The cap-and-trade program will continue through 2030.   Also included in this legislation is a suspension of the state’s fire prevention fee, a controversial assessment charged to homeowners who...
Bob Woodie’s son, Robert, at Barrett Lakes last October during the search for his father who went missing when several storms passed over the Sierra Nevada region.

Bob Woodie leaves High Sierra legacy

July 21, 2017 - 16:36
  Nine months after Robert Woodie of Manhattan Beach went missing during a four-day fishing trip in a remote area of the Sierra, his body was discovered by hikers just off a trail. The 74-year-old husband, father, and grandfather died of hypothermia as a series of winter-like storms passed through the region.   Bob...
Meddlesome marmots (See caption below. Click arrows for additional photo.)

Incidents at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

July 21, 2017 - 16:33
  PHOTO CAPTION: Marmots. The very word instills annoyance in anyone who visits the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in the early summer months. As the snow melts, these giant rodents crawl out from beneath their rocks with an undeniable hankering to disable vehicles parked at trailheads. They will chew on...
An aerial view of the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County.

Detwiler Fire causes decline in air quality

July 21, 2017 - 15:05
  In its first five days, the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County has burned nearly half of the total acreage scorched in the massive Rough Fire of 2015. On Thursday, July 20, at the Cal Fire morning briefing, it was reported that 70,096 acres had been consumed and 45 structures were lost.   Cal Fire information officers...

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