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

It was announced by county engineers this week that the Oak Grove Bridge on the Mineral  King Road, which has spanned the East Fork of the Kaweah River for 95 years, will be rehabilitated, keeping its historic integrity. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  Of the 165 bridges that the County of Tulare must maintain, the one with the most historic value and significance is the Oak Grove Bridge on the Mineral King Road. The concrete arch bridge, built...
The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River in the foothills of Sequoia National Park contains treacherous stretches of whitewater that will swallow a person if they enter these rapids.
  When the temperatures warm, so does the risk of drowning around these parts. This time of year, as the weather warms, the cold, swift-running river is often too much of a temptation to resist and...
Sequoia Union School third-graders visited the Three  Rivers Historical Museum last month. The museum is gearing up for expansion.
  Imagine being on an epic road trip and arriving in a town that  has the last gas stations and the final stop for ice and groceries before heading into a national park where it’s more than an hour...
McClure Meadow Ranger Station
  PHOTO CAPTION: When completed, the ranger station adjacent to the Bearpaw High Sierra Camp will have a look and functionality more like the other wilderness ranger stations sprinkled throughout the...
Although the snowmelt runoff has peaked in local waterways, the rivers are still icy-cold and swift, while stream crossings can be treacherous. Use caution around all fast-moving water and err on the side of safety.
  The June solstice, when summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, is coming up on Thursday, June 21. For the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long...
Two members of the Reedley River Rats, a high school jazz band, received a second round of scholarships from  STJC. The club supports music students financially and by providing them a venue where they can play jazz to an appreciative audience.
  These are tough times for Dixieland jazz clubs nationwide as they face dwindling membership and declining attendance at jazz festivals. This plight has definitely affected Sierra Traditional Jazz...
It was announced by county engineers this week that the Oak Grove Bridge on the Mineral  King Road, which has spanned the East Fork of the Kaweah River for 95 years, will be rehabilitated, keeping its historic integrity. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River in the foothills of Sequoia National Park contains treacherous stretches of whitewater that will swallow a person if they enter these rapids.
Sequoia Union School third-graders visited the Three  Rivers Historical Museum last month. The museum is gearing up for expansion.
McClure Meadow Ranger Station
Although the snowmelt runoff has peaked in local waterways, the rivers are still icy-cold and swift, while stream crossings can be treacherous. Use caution around all fast-moving water and err on the side of safety.
Two members of the Reedley River Rats, a high school jazz band, received a second round of scholarships from  STJC. The club supports music students financially and by providing them a venue where they can play jazz to an appreciative audience.
It was announced by county engineers this week that the Oak Grove Bridge on the Mineral  King Road, which has spanned the East Fork of the Kaweah River for 95 years, will be rehabilitated, keeping its historic integrity. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Oak Grove Bridge to be rehabilitated

June 15, 2018 - 19:39
  Of the 165 bridges that the County of Tulare must maintain, the one with the most historic value and significance is the Oak Grove Bridge on the Mineral King Road. The concrete arch bridge, built in 1923, is located 6.5 miles up-canyon from Highway 198 and furnishes the only access for motor vehicles to the Mineral...
The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River in the foothills of Sequoia National Park contains treacherous stretches of whitewater that will swallow a person if they enter these rapids.

Father drowns after saving his daughter

June 15, 2018 - 19:31
  When the temperatures warm, so does the risk of drowning around these parts. This time of year, as the weather warms, the cold, swift-running river is often too much of a temptation to resist and claims lives almost  annually. Especially when fueled by spring snowmelt, even going near the river can prove deadly.   ...
Sequoia Union School third-graders visited the Three  Rivers Historical Museum last month. The museum is gearing up for expansion.

Three Rivers to finally receive the gift of having a place to go to the bathroom!

June 15, 2018 - 19:24
  Imagine being on an epic road trip and arriving in a town that  has the last gas stations and the final stop for ice and groceries before heading into a national park where it’s more than an hour travel time to reach the main attractions. And at these gas stations and shops, there are no public restrooms.    That,...
McClure Meadow Ranger Station

Bearpaw Ranger Station is being replaced

June 15, 2018 - 19:18
  PHOTO CAPTION: When completed, the ranger station adjacent to the Bearpaw High Sierra Camp will have a look and functionality more like the other wilderness ranger stations sprinkled throughout the backcountry of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.   The National Park Service has begun to replace the...
Although the snowmelt runoff has peaked in local waterways, the rivers are still icy-cold and swift, while stream crossings can be treacherous. Use caution around all fast-moving water and err on the side of safety.

WEATHER WATCH: June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 - 19:11
  The June solstice, when summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, is coming up on Thursday, June 21. For the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun is at its height each day as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the...

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