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

In October, the eighth-grade class from Three Rivers Union School headed to Kings Canyon National Park to visit Park Ridge Lookout, the only fire lookout still in operation in Sequoia-Kings Canyon parks. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  On Wednesday, Oct. 10, eighth-grade students from Three Rivers Union School visited Park Ridge Lookout in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Led by Susan Sherwood, eighth-grade...
A Three Rivers resident recently removed a dead badger from the highway, an animal not often seen in this region, even when alive. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Sadly, roadkill is a common sight in Three Rivers. Speed is the biggest culprit, of course, on the state highway that cuts right through the center of town. This roadway and other arterial byways...
Recent rains have the Lake Kaweah level on the rise. After a low near 10,000 acre feet, storage on Thursday, Dec. 6, was 15,151 acre feet.
  After breathing unhealthful levels of smoke for more than two weeks, the incredible clear out for Thanksgiving Day reminded all of us why we are here. That eventful quarter-inch of rain on November...
Anne Lang (front, center) of Anne Lang's Emporium celebrated her retirement with an open house on Saturday, Dec. 1. With Anne, from left to right: Mary Lang Chagnon, Anne's daughter; and longtime Emporium employees Pam Hickey and Susan Wolff. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  In Three Rivers, owning a small business can be a way to earn a living without having to commute to a 9-to-5 job. Some small businesses open and close seemingly overnight.    But others have the...
FIRE EXPERTISE: Addressing the town meeting this week were (from left to right) Kelly Singer, NPS fire management officer-Sequoia District; Elizabeth LaMar, California Fire Safe Council grants specialist; and Jeff McLaughlin, Tulare County Fire Department.
  Following a November 3 preliminary meeting that outlined the who, what, when,  and where of how a Fire Safe Council could be organized in Three Rivers, Elizabeth LaMar of Three Rivers, a grant...
  On November 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its warning to consumers regarding tainted romaine lettuce. CDC continues to advise that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers...
In October, the eighth-grade class from Three Rivers Union School headed to Kings Canyon National Park to visit Park Ridge Lookout, the only fire lookout still in operation in Sequoia-Kings Canyon parks. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
A Three Rivers resident recently removed a dead badger from the highway, an animal not often seen in this region, even when alive. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Recent rains have the Lake Kaweah level on the rise. After a low near 10,000 acre feet, storage on Thursday, Dec. 6, was 15,151 acre feet.
Anne Lang (front, center) of Anne Lang's Emporium celebrated her retirement with an open house on Saturday, Dec. 1. With Anne, from left to right: Mary Lang Chagnon, Anne's daughter; and longtime Emporium employees Pam Hickey and Susan Wolff. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
FIRE EXPERTISE: Addressing the town meeting this week were (from left to right) Kelly Singer, NPS fire management officer-Sequoia District; Elizabeth LaMar, California Fire Safe Council grants specialist; and Jeff McLaughlin, Tulare County Fire Department.
In October, the eighth-grade class from Three Rivers Union School headed to Kings Canyon National Park to visit Park Ridge Lookout, the only fire lookout still in operation in Sequoia-Kings Canyon parks. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

TRUS field trip climbs high for fire

December 11, 2018 - 19:17
  On Wednesday, Oct. 10, eighth-grade students from Three Rivers Union School visited Park Ridge Lookout in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Led by Susan Sherwood, eighth-grade teacher and superintendent of the district, the students spent a few hours learning about a working fire lookout with hands...
A Three Rivers resident recently removed a dead badger from the highway, an animal not often seen in this region, even when alive. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Rare Roadkill

December 11, 2018 - 19:07
  Sadly, roadkill is a common sight in Three Rivers. Speed is the biggest culprit, of course, on the state highway that cuts right through the center of town. This roadway and other arterial byways must also be crossed by animals who often end up at the wrong place at the wrong time.   On Friday, Nov. 23, George...
Recent rains have the Lake Kaweah level on the rise. After a low near 10,000 acre feet, storage on Thursday, Dec. 6, was 15,151 acre feet.

Frightful or Delightful?

December 11, 2018 - 19:01
  After breathing unhealthful levels of smoke for more than two weeks, the incredible clear out for Thanksgiving Day reminded all of us why we are here. That eventful quarter-inch of rain on November 21 brought drastic improvement in the local conditions and changed the outlook of an entire town as it was bursting at...
Anne Lang (front, center) of Anne Lang's Emporium celebrated her retirement with an open house on Saturday, Dec. 1. With Anne, from left to right: Mary Lang Chagnon, Anne's daughter; and longtime Emporium employees Pam Hickey and Susan Wolff. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Changes coming to one of Three Rivers's oldest businesses

December 11, 2018 - 18:54
  In Three Rivers, owning a small business can be a way to earn a living without having to commute to a 9-to-5 job. Some small businesses open and close seemingly overnight.    But others have the right stuff to be successful. Part of that success formula is for the owner of a particular business to do much of the...
FIRE EXPERTISE: Addressing the town meeting this week were (from left to right) Kelly Singer, NPS fire management officer-Sequoia District; Elizabeth LaMar, California Fire Safe Council grants specialist; and Jeff McLaughlin, Tulare County Fire Department.

Three Rivers Fire Safe Council mobilizes for 2019

December 11, 2018 - 18:38
  Following a November 3 preliminary meeting that outlined the who, what, when,  and where of how a Fire Safe Council could be organized in Three Rivers, Elizabeth LaMar of Three Rivers, a grant specialist with the California FSC, told a packed house at the monthly Town Hall meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, that the...

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