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

DAY 10: The Rough Fire exploded into a raging inferno, subject to canyon winds that, on August 18, caused it to jump what were considered firebreaks, the Kings River and Highway 180. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  At a community meeting in Dunlap on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, an incident management team updated the public on the latest strategies to contain an erratic wildfire that has already scorched 56,...
This website's Kaweah Kam image on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when smoke from the Rough Fire first started inundating Kaweah Country. (Click arrows to see additional image.)
  In the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, August is usually the month when afternoon thunderstorms are prevalent. This year, the most destructive lightning strike occurred July 31, when the...
Thieves used a rock to break a window at Three Rivers Drug Store to gain entry sometime during the overnight hours of Thursday-Friday, Aug. 20-21.
  Sometime in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, Aug. 21, a burglar (or burglars) forced entry into a rear door of Main Fork & Co., a Sierra Drive gift shop and art gallery located in the Mountain...
SCRAPING BY: This Toyota minivan, driven by Jay Hossain of Three Rivers, was westbound on Highway 198 at Lake Kaweah on Thursday morning, Aug. 20, when it was sideswiped by a Chevrolet pickup traveling eastbound.
  The driver who crossed the center line of Highway 198 east of the Kaweah Recreation Area and was involved in the rollover crash on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 20, was identified as Dustin Small,...
Lacy Mello (click arrows to see additional photos)
  Here is an introduction to the new faculty at Woodlake High:   Lacy Mello - Social Studies for Special Education  Lacy Mello, the new Special Education-Social Studies teacher, has strong ties to...
The Rough Fire during the week of August 17, 2015. (Click arrows to see graphic of where fires are burning in California.)
  UPDATE - August 24, 2015:  Acreage: 49,440 acres Containment: 17% Personnel: 2126 Firefighters, including 24 crews, 148 engines and 10 helicopters Incident command: Moved from Hume Lake Christian...
DAY 10: The Rough Fire exploded into a raging inferno, subject to canyon winds that, on August 18, caused it to jump what were considered firebreaks, the Kings River and Highway 180. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
This website's Kaweah Kam image on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when smoke from the Rough Fire first started inundating Kaweah Country. (Click arrows to see additional image.)
Thieves used a rock to break a window at Three Rivers Drug Store to gain entry sometime during the overnight hours of Thursday-Friday, Aug. 20-21.
SCRAPING BY: This Toyota minivan, driven by Jay Hossain of Three Rivers, was westbound on Highway 198 at Lake Kaweah on Thursday morning, Aug. 20, when it was sideswiped by a Chevrolet pickup traveling eastbound.
Lacy Mello (click arrows to see additional photos)
The Rough Fire during the week of August 17, 2015. (Click arrows to see graphic of where fires are burning in California.)
DAY 10: The Rough Fire exploded into a raging inferno, subject to canyon winds that, on August 18, caused it to jump what were considered firebreaks, the Kings River and Highway 180. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Rough Fire enters giant sequoia groves

August 29, 2015 - 16:30
  At a community meeting in Dunlap on Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, an incident management team updated the public on the latest strategies to contain an erratic wildfire that has already scorched 56,000 acres of land on the Sierra and Sequoia national forests. A map posted at the meeting showed that near the...
This website's Kaweah Kam image on Tuesday, Aug. 18, when smoke from the Rough Fire first started inundating Kaweah Country. (Click arrows to see additional image.)

WEATHER WATCH: August 28, 2015

August 29, 2015 - 16:20
  In the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, August is usually the month when afternoon thunderstorms are prevalent. This year, the most destructive lightning strike occurred July 31, when the bolt from the sky ignited what would become known as the Rough Fire. Since then, it’s been a month of high pressure,...
Thieves used a rock to break a window at Three Rivers Drug Store to gain entry sometime during the overnight hours of Thursday-Friday, Aug. 20-21.

Break-ins reported at Three Rivers businesses

August 29, 2015 - 16:12
  Sometime in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, Aug. 21, a burglar (or burglars) forced entry into a rear door of Main Fork & Co., a Sierra Drive gift shop and art gallery located in the Mountain View Realty complex adjacent to Three Rivers Market. The owner, Monica Rodriguez, reported that $200 in cash was taken but...
SCRAPING BY: This Toyota minivan, driven by Jay Hossain of Three Rivers, was westbound on Highway 198 at Lake Kaweah on Thursday morning, Aug. 20, when it was sideswiped by a Chevrolet pickup traveling eastbound.

CHP releases report on Lake Kaweah crash

August 29, 2015 - 15:58
  The driver who crossed the center line of Highway 198 east of the Kaweah Recreation Area and was involved in the rollover crash on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 20, was identified as Dustin Small, 22. Small was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup heading to a lockout service call for Wallace Towing in Three Rivers when...
Lacy Mello (click arrows to see additional photos)

BACK TO SCHOOL 2015

August 29, 2015 - 15:43
  Here is an introduction to the new faculty at Woodlake High:   Lacy Mello - Social Studies for Special Education  Lacy Mello, the new Special Education-Social Studies teacher, has strong ties to the Woodlake community. She completed her kindergarten-through-eighth-grade education in Woodlake schools. She then...

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