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

FIRE WORK: Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, worked with 
Sequoia-Kings Canyon firefighters to burn dead and downed forest debris during a visit to the parks on Friday, April 14.
  Ryan Zinke, the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, marched into the forest clearing in his fireproof Nomex uniform as if walking onto a stage. He met the rest of the crew (or cast) members, five of...
HELPING HANDS: Suicide  Prevention Task Force presenters (from left to right) Sgt. Alan Knight, coroner; Carla Sawyer, nurse; and Noah Whitaker, SPTF director.
  When Carla Sawyer, a public health nurse, opened Wednesday night’s meeting at Three Rivers School, nobody in the audience of 35 could have been prepared for the shocking story she told, Carla’s...
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  Work is ongoing on a new restaurant at the Grant Grove Village complex in Kings Canyon National Park. The restaurant is slated for opening later this spring. The former restaurant, which was nearly...
Snow level on April 14 on the highest point on Sequoia National Park's Generals Highway.
  According to a report out this week from NASA, the 2017 California snowpack is close to being the largest on record. On April 1, NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory mapped the Tuolumne Basin’s...
Minimize time spent at the Sequoia entrance station by purchasing a park pass online.
  In an effort to find the best solution to expedite lines at entrance stations, the National Park Service has a new pilot program providing visitors the opportunity to purchase an entrance pass...
Crystal Cave’s artistic spider-web gate.
  Work on improving the visitor services at Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park has commenced. This is the first major upgrade to the cave’s facilities in more than 30 years.    This current...
FIRE WORK: Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, worked with 
Sequoia-Kings Canyon firefighters to burn dead and downed forest debris during a visit to the parks on Friday, April 14.
HELPING HANDS: Suicide  Prevention Task Force presenters (from left to right) Sgt. Alan Knight, coroner; Carla Sawyer, nurse; and Noah Whitaker, SPTF director.
Click arrows for additional photo.
Snow level on April 14 on the highest point on Sequoia National Park's Generals Highway.
Minimize time spent at the Sequoia entrance station by purchasing a park pass online.
Crystal Cave’s artistic spider-web gate.
FIRE WORK: Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, worked with 
Sequoia-Kings Canyon firefighters to burn dead and downed forest debris during a visit to the parks on Friday, April 14.

Interior Secretary visits Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

April 25, 2017 - 14:16
  Ryan Zinke, the 52nd Secretary of the Interior, marched into the forest clearing in his fireproof Nomex uniform as if walking onto a stage. He met the rest of the crew (or cast) members, five of them, who were anticipating his arrival on this chilly morning.   Zinke was handed a handheld drip torch, and he played...
HELPING HANDS: Suicide  Prevention Task Force presenters (from left to right) Sgt. Alan Knight, coroner; Carla Sawyer, nurse; and Noah Whitaker, SPTF director.

Suicide forum offers hope and healing

April 25, 2017 - 14:09
  When Carla Sawyer, a public health nurse, opened Wednesday night’s meeting at Three Rivers School, nobody in the audience of 35 could have been prepared for the shocking story she told, Carla’s abrupt career change, which has led to dedicating her life to suicide prevention and helping families affect by suicides,...
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FOREST FOOD

April 25, 2017 - 14:02
  Work is ongoing on a new restaurant at the Grant Grove Village complex in Kings Canyon National Park. The restaurant is slated for opening later this spring. The former restaurant, which was nearly 50 years old, was torn down in May 2016. The front of the restaurant (first photo) will have a large courtyard that...
Snow level on April 14 on the highest point on Sequoia National Park's Generals Highway.

WEATHER WATCH: April 21, 2017

April 25, 2017 - 13:55
  According to a report out this week from NASA, the 2017 California snowpack is close to being the largest on record. On April 1, NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory mapped the Tuolumne Basin’s snowpack, which showed that it has twice the volume of last year’s snowpack and is 21 times larger than the snowpack of 2015,...
Minimize time spent at the Sequoia entrance station by purchasing a park pass online.

Online purchase of Sequoia-Kings Canyon entrance pass now available

April 25, 2017 - 13:53
  In an effort to find the best solution to expedite lines at entrance stations, the National Park Service has a new pilot program providing visitors the opportunity to purchase an entrance pass online prior to arriving at the parks.   The “Your Pass Now” program gives the public the opportunity to purchase their...

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