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

SHOW AND TELL: The sign in front of Three Rivers Union School announces the bad news to students — summer vacation is about to end.
  At the top of a busy agenda at the regular meeting of the Three Rivers Union School board of trustees on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, the five-member board voted unanimously to accept the resignation...
SMOKE SCREEN: Blossom Peak (back) is shrouded in smoke as the toxic cocktail of gas and ash descended upon Three Rivers this week.
  Three Rivers residents and visitors don’t need a newspaper article to tell them that California is essentially on fire. One look out the window will reveal the residual effect of all those fires:...
A river-rescue operation occurred Friday, Aug. 3, in the Roaring River Falls area of Kings Canyon National Park’s Cedar Grove for an 11-year-old female with a broken leg. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  July 30 - August 5, 2018   SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain    August 1— A tow truck was driven inbound through the outbound lane at the Ash Mountain entrance station while a government vehicle...
RUNNING LOW: Lake Kaweah is shrinking fast.
  As incredible as it may seem, two months ago, the storage at Lake Kaweah was just below 170,000 acre-feet and still looked close to full. But in the past 60 days, all that precious water went down...
  Summer is sizzling, and just like the temperatures, local businesses, especially those that cater to visitors, are setting some new records for daily receipts. And even though the closure of...
Captain Brian Hughes during the Rough Fire in 2015. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Brian Hughes 1984 ~ 2018 Brian Hughes, a firefighter from Squaw Valley (Fresno County), was killed Sunday, July 29, 2018, by a falling tree while on duty at the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County. He...
SHOW AND TELL: The sign in front of Three Rivers Union School announces the bad news to students — summer vacation is about to end.
SMOKE SCREEN: Blossom Peak (back) is shrouded in smoke as the toxic cocktail of gas and ash descended upon Three Rivers this week.
A river-rescue operation occurred Friday, Aug. 3, in the Roaring River Falls area of Kings Canyon National Park’s Cedar Grove for an 11-year-old female with a broken leg. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
RUNNING LOW: Lake Kaweah is shrinking fast.
Captain Brian Hughes during the Rough Fire in 2015. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
SHOW AND TELL: The sign in front of Three Rivers Union School announces the bad news to students — summer vacation is about to end.

Teacher resigns from Three Rivers School

August 14, 2018 - 19:01
  At the top of a busy agenda at the regular meeting of the Three Rivers Union School board of trustees on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, the five-member board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Isaac Warner, sixth-grade teacher. Citing the eleventh-hour decision he made just one week before the 130-student,...
SMOKE SCREEN: Blossom Peak (back) is shrouded in smoke as the toxic cocktail of gas and ash descended upon Three Rivers this week.

The Great 2018 Smoke Out

August 14, 2018 - 18:46
  Three Rivers residents and visitors don’t need a newspaper article to tell them that California is essentially on fire. One look out the window will reveal the residual effect of all those fires: smoke.   On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Three Rivers’s air quality crept into the “hazardous” range by afternoon, according to the...
A river-rescue operation occurred Friday, Aug. 3, in the Roaring River Falls area of Kings Canyon National Park’s Cedar Grove for an 11-year-old female with a broken leg. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Incidents in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

August 14, 2018 - 18:25
  July 30 - August 5, 2018   SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain    August 1— A tow truck was driven inbound through the outbound lane at the Ash Mountain entrance station while a government vehicle was driving outbound. The government vehicle was able to stop in time and avoid a collision. The tow truck driver said...
RUNNING LOW: Lake Kaweah is shrinking fast.

Pulling the Plug

August 14, 2018 - 18:16
  As incredible as it may seem, two months ago, the storage at Lake Kaweah was just below 170,000 acre-feet and still looked close to full. But in the past 60 days, all that precious water went down the drainage to its rightful owners — the downstream users under the auspices of the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation...

Getting down to BUSINESS

August 14, 2018 - 18:13
  Summer is sizzling, and just like the temperatures, local businesses, especially those that cater to visitors, are setting some new records for daily receipts. And even though the closure of Yosemite Valley for the last two weeks has sent even more tourists packing for Three Rivers, the upward trend actually began...

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