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

RISING TO THE TOP: The view from the fast-rising Lake Kaweah. The reservoir is on track to be at maximum capacity by June 15. It should remain near full through July 4.
  Those balmy 80-degree temperatures of the past week will give way by the weekend as a cool-weather system comes ashore in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Daytime high temps will be...
FAMILY TIES: See caption below. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  ABOVE PHOTO: Cutting the red ribbon during the opening of the Bequette House were descendants of Bruce and Jessie Bequette - Quinn Martin, 17, of Thousand Oaks, great-great-niece; Rachel Caggiano...
A commercially guided rafting trip on the Kaweah River.
  It seems fitting that regulated commercial whitewater rafting on the Kaweah Rivers is now in its 20th year. The 2017 season will feature the most extreme local whitewater since the ordinance -...
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, during his visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on April 14. He is charged with determining if some recently preserved national monuments should be rescinded or reduced in size.
  On Friday, May 5, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the first-ever formal comment period for the public to weigh in on monuments of more than 100,000 acres that have been designated...
Sintia Kawasaki-Yee with husband Bryceson.
  At least for the summer, Sintia Kawasaki-Yee is the public information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Kawasaki-Yee accepted the 120-day detail - from May 1 through September 1...
Local activists took to Sierra Drive in Three Rivers on Saturday, April 29, as part of a nationwide Climate March.
  At the end of April, Donald Trump marked 100 days as president. Coinciding with that benchmark on Saturday, April 29, hundreds of protests in communities nationwide were held to push back on Trump’...
RISING TO THE TOP: The view from the fast-rising Lake Kaweah. The reservoir is on track to be at maximum capacity by June 15. It should remain near full through July 4.
FAMILY TIES: See caption below. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
A commercially guided rafting trip on the Kaweah River.
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, during his visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on April 14. He is charged with determining if some recently preserved national monuments should be rescinded or reduced in size.
Sintia Kawasaki-Yee with husband Bryceson.
Local activists took to Sierra Drive in Three Rivers on Saturday, April 29, as part of a nationwide Climate March.
RISING TO THE TOP: The view from the fast-rising Lake Kaweah. The reservoir is on track to be at maximum capacity by June 15. It should remain near full through July 4.

WEATHER WATCH: May 12, 2017

May 16, 2017 - 20:40
  Those balmy 80-degree temperatures of the past week will give way by the weekend as a cool-weather system comes ashore in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Daytime high temps will be below normal and barely make 70 degrees on into the workweek. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the foothills in...
FAMILY TIES: See caption below. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Three Rivers Historical Society opens renovated Bequette House

May 16, 2017 - 20:25
  ABOVE PHOTO: Cutting the red ribbon during the opening of the Bequette House were descendants of Bruce and Jessie Bequette - Quinn Martin, 17, of Thousand Oaks, great-great-niece; Rachel Caggiano of Visalia, niece; Joan Thomsen of Castro Valley, niece; Perri Martin of Thousand Oaks, great-niece.      Descendants of...
A commercially guided rafting trip on the Kaweah River.

2017 marks 20th year for Kaweah River plan

May 16, 2017 - 19:58
  It seems fitting that regulated commercial whitewater rafting on the Kaweah Rivers is now in its 20th year. The 2017 season will feature the most extreme local whitewater since the ordinance - Kaweah River Management Plan - was first adopted by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on December 16, 1997. In the...
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, during his visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on April 14. He is charged with determining if some recently preserved national monuments should be rescinded or reduced in size.

Department of the Interior announces review of 27 national monuments

May 16, 2017 - 19:44
  On Friday, May 5, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the first-ever formal comment period for the public to weigh in on monuments of more than 100,000 acres that have been designated since January 1, 1996. The review was stipulated by President Trump’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017.   A...
Sintia Kawasaki-Yee with husband Bryceson.

Acting PIO assigned to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

May 16, 2017 - 19:34
  At least for the summer, Sintia Kawasaki-Yee is the public information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Kawasaki-Yee accepted the 120-day detail - from May 1 through September 1 - to temporarily fill the vacancy created when Dana Dierkes departed in September 2016 to take a position at Rock Creek...

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