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

Due to steep, precipitous slopes, it is not advised to travel the Watchtower Trail if there is a chance of ice or snow on the route. The Hump Trail is the alternative route during wintry conditions.
  Two fatalities occurred in Sequoia National Park, less than 10 days apart, both associated with slipping on icy, steep slopes with no chance to self-arrest.   Mount Whitney— On Saturday, May 5, a...
Jonathan Elmore
  For the past two weeks, Mark Frick, Three Rivers resident deputy, has been trying to piece together information from several Three Rivers thefts. On Friday, May 11, a pickup truck that had been...
SIGN UP: Putting the finishing touches on the restored Sequoia sign are (from left to right) Phil Woods, equipment operator; Bill Schenher, sign maker; and Michael Judd, lead road crew. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  Nearly every visitor who enters Sequoia National Park via the Ash Mountain entrance for the first time pulls off at the turnout a quarter-mile beyond the gate to take a photo of Sequoia’s most-oft...
  Primary Election— On Tuesday, June 5, California voters will go to the polls. Among the statewide offices on the ballot are Governor with its 27 gubernatorial candidates and no incumbent,...
The Mineral King Road, ranger station, and campgrounds will open for the season on Wednesday, May 23.
  Here’s what is coming out of hibernation in Sequoia National Park as Memorial Day approaches:   Mineral King Road— Will open at noon on Wednesday, May 23.   Sequoia Shuttle— The  Visalia-to-Sequoia...
Cows graze on newly created lakefront property. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  There’s a 50 percent chance of rain for late in the day Monday. The likelihood of rain increases the farther up in elevation one travels. So those heading to Sequoia National Park will most likely...
Due to steep, precipitous slopes, it is not advised to travel the Watchtower Trail if there is a chance of ice or snow on the route. The Hump Trail is the alternative route during wintry conditions.
Jonathan Elmore
SIGN UP: Putting the finishing touches on the restored Sequoia sign are (from left to right) Phil Woods, equipment operator; Bill Schenher, sign maker; and Michael Judd, lead road crew. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
The Mineral King Road, ranger station, and campgrounds will open for the season on Wednesday, May 23.
Cows graze on newly created lakefront property. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Due to steep, precipitous slopes, it is not advised to travel the Watchtower Trail if there is a chance of ice or snow on the route. The Hump Trail is the alternative route during wintry conditions.

Icy conditions cause two fatalities in Sequoia National Park

May 22, 2018 - 17:29
  Two fatalities occurred in Sequoia National Park, less than 10 days apart, both associated with slipping on icy, steep slopes with no chance to self-arrest.   Mount Whitney— On Saturday, May 5, a party of two reported that during their descent of Mount Whitney, they had come  across two ice axes and what appeared to...
Jonathan Elmore

Three Rivers burglary suspect arrested

May 22, 2018 - 17:22
  For the past two weeks, Mark Frick, Three Rivers resident deputy, has been trying to piece together information from several Three Rivers thefts. On Friday, May 11, a pickup truck that had been identified by a victim of one of the Three Rivers thefts was spotted in Lemon Cove.   When deputies attempted to contact...
SIGN UP: Putting the finishing touches on the restored Sequoia sign are (from left to right) Phil Woods, equipment operator; Bill Schenher, sign maker; and Michael Judd, lead road crew. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Sequoia entrance sign restored to iconic post

May 22, 2018 - 16:15
  Nearly every visitor who enters Sequoia National Park via the Ash Mountain entrance for the first time pulls off at the turnout a quarter-mile beyond the gate to take a photo of Sequoia’s most-oft seen and photographed landmark: the historic Indian head sign. The iconic sign, carved from a giant sequoia log in 1935...

Election dates and deadlines

May 22, 2018 - 16:06
  Primary Election— On Tuesday, June 5, California voters will go to the polls. Among the statewide offices on the ballot are Governor with its 27 gubernatorial candidates and no incumbent, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction (nonpartisan), Assemblyman, Controller, Treasurer,...
The Mineral King Road, ranger station, and campgrounds will open for the season on Wednesday, May 23.

Sequoia opening dates

May 22, 2018 - 16:01
  Here’s what is coming out of hibernation in Sequoia National Park as Memorial Day approaches:   Mineral King Road— Will open at noon on Wednesday, May 23.   Sequoia Shuttle— The  Visalia-to-Sequoia transportation begins Thursday, May 24.   Crystal Cave— Tours begin Friday, May 25. Tickets must be purchased in...

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