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

This mature black bear was shot during the night of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and allowed to languish in a tree for 10 hours while neighbors decided his fate. Click on the arrows for additional images. Warning: they are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)
  The following is an opinion piece.   California Department of Fish and Wildlife has proved to Three Rivers once again how ineffective they are at the “wildlife” aspect of their mission. And...
DOGS AND CATS: This mountain lion was treed by dogs after it wandered onto a Sierra Drive property a few years back. The lion left the vicinity as soon as the commotion subsided. (Scroll to the next image to see a history of mountain lion attacks.)
  Three Rivers residents who live near the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia National Park are reporting that at least one mountain lion has been active in the upper canyon, evidenced by two recent...
TAKING A HIKE: Now is the time to let the National Park Service know if an increase in Sequoia and Kings Canyon entrance fees and the costs of wilderness permits and campsites can be justified. In photo: Sequoia National Park entrance station.
  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are seeking input to evaluate support for proposed entrance, wilderness permit, and some campsite fee increases. Comments are being accepted through Tuesday...
Four rising stars from the Colburn School of Music (above) in Los Angeles will perform in Three Rivers on Saturday night (November 15).
What: BEST OF COLBURN Who: Evin Blomberg, violin; Vardan Gasparyan, cello; Eloise Kim, piano; Julian Zheng, French horn When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Where: First Baptist Church, Three Rivers   If...
The fees to enter Sequoia National Park are facing an increase.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are seeking public input to gauge support for proposed entrance, wilderness permit, and certain campsite fee increases. The public is invited to comment from...
 On Saturday, Nov. 1, Timmy Smith, Totem Market’s chain installer, was working 10 vehicles an hour until the Park Service lifted its chain requirements about 2:30 p.m.
  The three consecutive years of drought are not over yet but it’s amazing what a couple inches of rain can do. By sundown on Friday, Oct. 31, rain was in the air as a light mist began to fall from...
This mature black bear was shot during the night of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and allowed to languish in a tree for 10 hours while neighbors decided his fate. Click on the arrows for additional images. Warning: they are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)
DOGS AND CATS: This mountain lion was treed by dogs after it wandered onto a Sierra Drive property a few years back. The lion left the vicinity as soon as the commotion subsided. (Scroll to the next image to see a history of mountain lion attacks.)
TAKING A HIKE: Now is the time to let the National Park Service know if an increase in Sequoia and Kings Canyon entrance fees and the costs of wilderness permits and campsites can be justified. In photo: Sequoia National Park entrance station.
Four rising stars from the Colburn School of Music (above) in Los Angeles will perform in Three Rivers on Saturday night (November 15).
The fees to enter Sequoia National Park are facing an increase.
 On Saturday, Nov. 1, Timmy Smith, Totem Market’s chain installer, was working 10 vehicles an hour until the Park Service lifted its chain requirements about 2:30 p.m.
This mature black bear was shot during the night of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and allowed to languish in a tree for 10 hours while neighbors decided his fate. Click on the arrows for additional images. Warning: they are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)

Loaded for bear

November 15, 2014 - 14:13
  The following is an opinion piece.   California Department of Fish and Wildlife has proved to Three Rivers once again how ineffective they are at the “wildlife” aspect of their mission. And incompetence fosters more incompetence. Reportedly a North Fork Drive resident, “Homeowner Matt,” requested and, of course,...
DOGS AND CATS: This mountain lion was treed by dogs after it wandered onto a Sierra Drive property a few years back. The lion left the vicinity as soon as the commotion subsided. (Scroll to the next image to see a history of mountain lion attacks.)

Mountain lions leave evidence of local presence

November 15, 2014 - 12:22
  Three Rivers residents who live near the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia National Park are reporting that at least one mountain lion has been active in the upper canyon, evidenced by two recent deer kills. One kill was discovered in October near the Ash Mountain Recreation Hall along Sycamore Drive inside the...
A trace of rainfall and changing air patterns Thursday, Nov. 13, cleared out the gunk that had settled over the Kaweah canyon for the past week. Scroll to the next photos to see what was in the air.

WEATHER WATCH: NOVEMBER 14, 2014

November 15, 2014 - 12:16
  Those predawn sprinkles on Thursday, Nov. 13, were perhaps a sign of things to come. Though only a trace ended up in local rain gauges, the air quality, which has been in the UNHEALTHY range since Friday, Nov. 7, was drastically improved. Next chance for precipitation is Sunday. The unstable pattern will continue...
TAKING A HIKE: Now is the time to let the National Park Service know if an increase in Sequoia and Kings Canyon entrance fees and the costs of wilderness permits and campsites can be justified. In photo: Sequoia National Park entrance station.

Local parks seek input on fee increase

November 15, 2014 - 11:15
  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are seeking input to evaluate support for proposed entrance, wilderness permit, and some campsite fee increases. Comments are being accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 9.  The proposed single vehicle entrance fee would increase from $20 to $30 for a seven-day vehicle pass; the...
Four rising stars from the Colburn School of Music (above) in Los Angeles will perform in Three Rivers on Saturday night (November 15).

Why classical?

November 15, 2014 - 10:55
What: BEST OF COLBURN Who: Evin Blomberg, violin; Vardan Gasparyan, cello; Eloise Kim, piano; Julian Zheng, French horn When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Where: First Baptist Church, Three Rivers   If you have wondered what the fuss is all about concerning classical music, here’s a chance to find out for free. A...

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