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

Michelle Brown Bejarano and Dixon introduce a young rider to the joys of riding horses.
  Michelle Brown Bejarano of Exeter was out for an evening ride with her horse, Dixon, on Friday, June 3, when tragedy struck. The horse and rider were on Highway 245 near Avenue 322, about three...
A firefighter monitors a human-caused fire in the Fallen Goliath giant sequoia log in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park in May 2014. The Fallen Goliath is the namesake of the current prescribed fire.
  Following the worst local fire season in recorded history when the Rough Fire, a lightning-caused wildfire, consumed more than 150,000 acres in 2015, National Park Service fire managers were able...
The East Fork of the Kaweah River goes into a free fall just west of the Mineral King valley in Sequoia National Park. Pick a waterfall, any waterfall anywhere throughout Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. They are all currently brimming with snowmelt and extremely scenic.
  For anyone hiking in the Sierra last weekend, it didn’t feel like summer was just 10 days away. There were daily storms, and on Sunday, June 12, various mountain locales received snow, and the...
A host of dignitaries, coaches, and players served a first hit at the Monday, June 13, opening of Woodlake High’s new tennis courts. (Click arrows to see addition photos.)
  When there are dozens of players who for decades have been anticipating new tennis courts at Woodlake High School, the Monday, June 13, ceremonial first hits were quite the occasion and officially...
Here is what the Kaweah River in the vicinity of Hospital Rock looks like in December. Now imagine it filled with rushing snowmelt. The boulders are still there, just underwater and even more dangerous.
  On Saturday, June 4, at 4:16 p.m., the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks dispatch office received a radio call from a park employee relaying a report from park visitors of someone in distress...
A temporary water source at the Redwood Canyon parking lot and trailheads in Kings Canyon National Park during a 2011 prescribed fire.
  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks fire crews will ignite a prescribed burn in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park on Saturday, June 11. Ignitions, mostly aerial, will...
Michelle Brown Bejarano and Dixon introduce a young rider to the joys of riding horses.
A firefighter monitors a human-caused fire in the Fallen Goliath giant sequoia log in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park in May 2014. The Fallen Goliath is the namesake of the current prescribed fire.
The East Fork of the Kaweah River goes into a free fall just west of the Mineral King valley in Sequoia National Park. Pick a waterfall, any waterfall anywhere throughout Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. They are all currently brimming with snowmelt and extremely scenic.
A host of dignitaries, coaches, and players served a first hit at the Monday, June 13, opening of Woodlake High’s new tennis courts. (Click arrows to see addition photos.)
Here is what the Kaweah River in the vicinity of Hospital Rock looks like in December. Now imagine it filled with rushing snowmelt. The boulders are still there, just underwater and even more dangerous.
A temporary water source at the Redwood Canyon parking lot and trailheads in Kings Canyon National Park during a 2011 prescribed fire.

Michelle Brown Bejarano and Dixon introduce a young rider to the joys of riding horses.

Hit-and-run driver injures rider, kills horse

June 18, 2016 - 12:52
  Michelle Brown Bejarano of Exeter was out for an evening ride with her horse, Dixon, on Friday, June 3, when tragedy struck. The horse and rider were on Highway 245 near Avenue 322, about three miles south of Woodlake, and crossing the Kaweah River bridge when they were struck from behind by a 2002 Mazda Protégé....
A firefighter monitors a human-caused fire in the Fallen Goliath giant sequoia log in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park in May 2014. The Fallen Goliath is the namesake of the current prescribed fire.

Goliath Prescribed Fire ignitions complete

June 18, 2016 - 12:50
  Following the worst local fire season in recorded history when the Rough Fire, a lightning-caused wildfire, consumed more than 150,000 acres in 2015, National Park Service fire managers were able to get things back to normal this week. “Normal,” that is, when June weather usually accommodates a prescribed fire or...
The East Fork of the Kaweah River goes into a free fall just west of the Mineral King valley in Sequoia National Park. Pick a waterfall, any waterfall anywhere throughout Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. They are all currently brimming with snowmelt and extremely scenic.

Sierra sees June snow

June 18, 2016 - 12:45
  For anyone hiking in the Sierra last weekend, it didn’t feel like summer was just 10 days away. There were daily storms, and on Sunday, June 12, various mountain locales received snow, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory.  In Kings Canyon National Park, at elevations 10,000 and above,...
A host of dignitaries, coaches, and players served a first hit at the Monday, June 13, opening of Woodlake High’s new tennis courts. (Click arrows to see addition photos.)

Tennis courts upgraded at Woodlake High

June 18, 2016 - 12:39
  When there are dozens of players who for decades have been anticipating new tennis courts at Woodlake High School, the Monday, June 13, ceremonial first hits were quite the occasion and officially unveiled a new era in local tennis. The girls team are first up to take advantage of the newly constructed and now...
Here is what the Kaweah River in the vicinity of Hospital Rock looks like in December. Now imagine it filled with rushing snowmelt. The boulders are still there, just underwater and even more dangerous.

Teen swept downriver in Sequoia National Park

June 13, 2016 - 19:35
  On Saturday, June 4, at 4:16 p.m., the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks dispatch office received a radio call from a park employee relaying a report from park visitors of someone in distress in the Kaweah River near Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park. A swiftwater rescue was initiated at that time.  Upon...

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