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

In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.
  After the unprecedented round of storms in California this past week El Nino watchers are confirming what the experts have known for the past year – the 2015-2016 precipitation season will be...
Best Place to Meet People- The River View is a great place to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don’t, they soon will.
  Welcome to the BEST of Kaweah Country no. 17. I find it interesting that more Three Rivers residents don’t get involved in the process of completing a poll. This year, it took about 10 minutes to...
Keith Merritt of Three Rivers, a Sequoia Natural History Association re-enactor, plays the role of Stephen Mather during a tour of the former guest rooms on the second floor of the Palace Hotel. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Wednesday, July 14, 1915— The Mather Mountain Party, as it afterwards came to be known, gathered for the first time on the warm summer evening of July 14, 1915, in Visalia, California. Individual...
Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, addressed a gathering on Tuesday, July 14, and announced that visitation to parks will be higher this year than ever before.
  If you own a local eatery, a store, hotel/motel, a vacation rental, or any other business that caters to tourists, then you are reaping the rewards of one of the best seasons in the past two...
Firefighters work to suppress the Lodge Fire, which occurred June 10 in the Cobble Knoll Recreation Area of Lake Kaweah. The Holiday Fire, another human-caused blaze, broke out on July 11.
  It’s eerily quiet for firefighters up and down drought-plagued California. Here in Kaweah Country, firefighters can count on keeping active working the recurring human-caused spot fires that...
Roadwork at Naranjo and Valencia in Woodlake will result in a new traffic roundabout.
  The four-way stop at Naranjo and Valencia in Woodlake is currently being reconstructed as a roundabout. The grant-funded project is expected to take 15 months to complete and is part of Woodlake’s...
In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.
Best Place to Meet People- The River View is a great place to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don’t, they soon will.
Keith Merritt of Three Rivers, a Sequoia Natural History Association re-enactor, plays the role of Stephen Mather during a tour of the former guest rooms on the second floor of the Palace Hotel. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, addressed a gathering on Tuesday, July 14, and announced that visitation to parks will be higher this year than ever before.
Firefighters work to suppress the Lodge Fire, which occurred June 10 in the Cobble Knoll Recreation Area of Lake Kaweah. The Holiday Fire, another human-caused blaze, broke out on July 11.
Roadwork at Naranjo and Valencia in Woodlake will result in a new traffic roundabout.
In the aftermath of the recent storm spawned by Hurricane Dolores, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River turned a muddy brown.

El Nino 2015-16 is the real deal

July 24, 2015 - 13:55
  After the unprecedented round of storms in California this past week El Nino watchers are confirming what the experts have known for the past year – the 2015-2016 precipitation season will be extremely wet. How wet is uncertain but rainfall and snow pack could set all-time records. Consider the growing body of data...
Best Place to Meet People- The River View is a great place to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones. This is a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don’t, they soon will.

The Best of Kaweah Country 2015

July 24, 2015 - 13:31
  Welcome to the BEST of Kaweah Country no. 17. I find it interesting that more Three Rivers residents don’t get involved in the process of completing a poll. This year, it took about 10 minutes to complete the poll online, and that’s if you completed all the categories, which is not mandatory. Poll participants— Don’...
Keith Merritt of Three Rivers, a Sequoia Natural History Association re-enactor, plays the role of Stephen Mather during a tour of the former guest rooms on the second floor of the Palace Hotel. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)

An Evening at the Palace Hotel

July 17, 2015 - 18:12
  Wednesday, July 14, 1915— The Mather Mountain Party, as it afterwards came to be known, gathered for the first time on the warm summer evening of July 14, 1915, in Visalia, California. Individual members had been trickling in for several days by automobile as well as the private railway car of E.O. McCormick.  Now...
Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, addressed a gathering on Tuesday, July 14, and announced that visitation to parks will be higher this year than ever before.

Local tourist business cooking on high heat

July 17, 2015 - 16:22
  If you own a local eatery, a store, hotel/motel, a vacation rental, or any other business that caters to tourists, then you are reaping the rewards of one of the best seasons in the past two decades. The dry, warm weather is not discouraging tourists from coming to Kaweah Country, and they’ve been coming in...
Firefighters work to suppress the Lodge Fire, which occurred June 10 in the Cobble Knoll Recreation Area of Lake Kaweah. The Holiday Fire, another human-caused blaze, broke out on July 11.

Firefighters douse spot fires

July 17, 2015 - 16:10
  It’s eerily quiet for firefighters up and down drought-plagued California. Here in Kaweah Country, firefighters can count on keeping active working the recurring human-caused spot fires that hopefully don’t turn into full-fledged conflagrations. There were two more human-caused fires during the past week.  Fire no....

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