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

The Kaweah Commonwealth's Visitor Guide cover from Spring 2014.
  Here is a flashback of 2014 using terms that many Americans probably never hear of prior to that year: Ebola, ISIS, Boko Haram - or couldn't point to on a map: Gaza, Israel, Syria, Ukraine, Java...
Totem Market offers a wide selection of hot breakfast menu items.
  The recent closing of We Three Bakery and Restaurant left a void for those looking for their first meal of the day in Three Rivers. For as long as anyone can remember, there has always been a...
Fog rolled in and out of the Kaweah canyon all week. Here is the view early Thursday morning prior to the fog engulfing the entire canyon, then leaving again, making way for cloudy skies. (Click arrow for additional photo.)
  It hasn’t rained yet this winter, and we are still waiting for the first rain of 2015. That’s right, folks, no rain has fallen during the month of January, historically the wettest month of the...
Bureau of Land Management property in the Three Rivers area consists of areas of critical environmental concern such as the Case Mountain area, which contains a grove of giant sequoias. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Three Rivers is essentially an island of private property surrounded by public lands managed by the National Park Service (NPS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the U.S. Army Corps of...
Manzanita in Three Rivers.
  The Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), which serves the area of Tulare County, is pleased to announce that it has established a fledgling Grant Project Program. The...
The trailhead for the Marble Falls Trail is at the west side of Potwisha Campground in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  When a couple of Potwisha Campground visitors noticed a vehicle parked at Sequoia National Park’s Marble Falls trailhead overnight on Saturday, Jan. 10, they sensed something must be wrong. The...
The Kaweah Commonwealth's Visitor Guide cover from Spring 2014.
Totem Market offers a wide selection of hot breakfast menu items.
Fog rolled in and out of the Kaweah canyon all week. Here is the view early Thursday morning prior to the fog engulfing the entire canyon, then leaving again, making way for cloudy skies. (Click arrow for additional photo.)
Bureau of Land Management property in the Three Rivers area consists of areas of critical environmental concern such as the Case Mountain area, which contains a grove of giant sequoias. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
Manzanita in Three Rivers.
The trailhead for the Marble Falls Trail is at the west side of Potwisha Campground in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
The Kaweah Commonwealth's Visitor Guide cover from Spring 2014.

2014 in Review

January 27, 2015 - 16:39
  Here is a flashback of 2014 using terms that many Americans probably never hear of prior to that year: Ebola, ISIS, Boko Haram - or couldn't point to on a map: Gaza, Israel, Syria, Ukraine, Java Sea, North Korea, Sochi, Malaysia. The year 2014 saw the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and the FIFA World...
Totem Market offers a wide selection of hot breakfast menu items.

Local eateries step up to the breakfast plate

January 27, 2015 - 16:07
  The recent closing of We Three Bakery and Restaurant left a void for those looking for their first meal of the day in Three Rivers. For as long as anyone can remember, there has always been a roadside eatery or two where locals and visitors alike could congregate while partaking in a traditional down-home breakfast...
Fog rolled in and out of the Kaweah canyon all week. Here is the view early Thursday morning prior to the fog engulfing the entire canyon, then leaving again, making way for cloudy skies. (Click arrow for additional photo.)

WEATHER WATCH: JANUARY 23, 2015

January 27, 2015 - 15:54
  It hasn’t rained yet this winter, and we are still waiting for the first rain of 2015. That’s right, folks, no rain has fallen during the month of January, historically the wettest month of the year. Forecasters are calling for a slight chance of rain (10-20%) on Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 27-28. If that precipitation...
Bureau of Land Management property in the Three Rivers area consists of areas of critical environmental concern such as the Case Mountain area, which contains a grove of giant sequoias. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)

BLM releases management plan

January 27, 2015 - 15:50
  Three Rivers is essentially an island of private property surrounded by public lands managed by the National Park Service (NPS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Even the Kaweah River and its bottomlands are managed by and subject to the regulations of the U.S....
Manzanita in Three Rivers.

Native plant grants available

January 22, 2015 - 17:15
  The Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), which serves the area of Tulare County, is pleased to announce that it has established a fledgling Grant Project Program. The Chapter will be accepting applications for grants to promote projects and research that will increase appreciation and...

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