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

The hunter stands over his prey. “In summary, the bear was taken legally, by a hunter with tags during bear season, and the bear meat was appropriately harvested," said CDFW in an emailed statement.
  According to the reaction to an incident that occurred last week and was told in “Loaded for Bear” (Telling It Like It Is, November 14, 2014), Three Rivers residents have definite opinions about...
Running along a lake-bottom trail while enjoying the early-morning light.
  The fourth edition of a local event at Lake Kaweah gaining in popularity is back this year. All that’s lacking is a few more sign-ups. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to join the fun. The...
Although it's past mid-November, Sawtooth Peak (left, elevation 12,343 feet) and Mineral Peak in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park are lacking any significant snowpack.
  Thanksgiving week will continue the cool, dry pattern. Sunday has a 20 percent chance for rain but most of the moisture will be north of Kaweah Country. Winter has already dumped six feet of lake-...
"Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..." Well, okay, dark of night is out. The shuttle ends their appointed rounds at 4:30 p.m. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Free shuttle service will offer transportation to the main attractions in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. Next week, shuttles...
A decade of research, planning, and design resulted in a natural drainage system being returned to Halstead Meadow in Sequoia National Park, which restored the meadow to a flourishing ecosystem.
  Athena Demetry, a restoration ecologist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, was presented with a 2014 National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director’s Award for Natural Resource...
This mature black bear was shot during the night of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and allowed to languish in a tree for 10 hours while neighbors decided his fate. Click on the arrows for additional images. Warning: they are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)
  The following is an opinion piece.   California Department of Fish and Wildlife has proved to Three Rivers once again how ineffective they are at the “wildlife” aspect of their mission. And...
The hunter stands over his prey. “In summary, the bear was taken legally, by a hunter with tags during bear season, and the bear meat was appropriately harvested," said CDFW in an emailed statement.
Running along a lake-bottom trail while enjoying the early-morning light.
Although it's past mid-November, Sawtooth Peak (left, elevation 12,343 feet) and Mineral Peak in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park are lacking any significant snowpack.
"Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..." Well, okay, dark of night is out. The shuttle ends their appointed rounds at 4:30 p.m. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
A decade of research, planning, and design resulted in a natural drainage system being returned to Halstead Meadow in Sequoia National Park, which restored the meadow to a flourishing ecosystem.
This mature black bear was shot during the night of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and allowed to languish in a tree for 10 hours while neighbors decided his fate. Click on the arrows for additional images. Warning: they are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)
The hunter stands over his prey. “In summary, the bear was taken legally, by a hunter with tags during bear season, and the bear meat was appropriately harvested," said CDFW in an emailed statement.

Death of bear prompts a call for action

November 22, 2014 - 19:15
  According to the reaction to an incident that occurred last week and was told in “Loaded for Bear” (Telling It Like It Is, November 14, 2014), Three Rivers residents have definite opinions about bears in the community.  In this instance, a bear died from multiple gunshots on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Evan King, California...
Running along a lake-bottom trail while enjoying the early-morning light.

Kaweah Country Run returns for 2014

November 22, 2014 - 18:23
  The fourth edition of a local event at Lake Kaweah gaining in popularity is back this year. All that’s lacking is a few more sign-ups. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to join the fun. The cause: Chris Dudley Foundation— This year, the proceeds of the event will be donated to the Chris Dudley Foundation,...
Although it's past mid-November, Sawtooth Peak (left, elevation 12,343 feet) and Mineral Peak in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park are lacking any significant snowpack.

WEATHER WATCH: NOVEMBER 21, 2014

November 22, 2014 - 17:15
  Thanksgiving week will continue the cool, dry pattern. Sunday has a 20 percent chance for rain but most of the moisture will be north of Kaweah Country. Winter has already dumped six feet of lake-effect snow in parts of Buffalo and the mid-Atlantic region. A snowpack like that in the higher elevations around here...
"Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..." Well, okay, dark of night is out. The shuttle ends their appointed rounds at 4:30 p.m. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Free park shuttle will operate during upcoming holidays

November 22, 2014 - 16:20
  Free shuttle service will offer transportation to the main attractions in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods. Next week, shuttles will be making the rounds from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 27) through Sunday, Nov....
A decade of research, planning, and design resulted in a natural drainage system being returned to Halstead Meadow in Sequoia National Park, which restored the meadow to a flourishing ecosystem.

Park ecologist receives regional award

November 22, 2014 - 16:04
  Athena Demetry, a restoration ecologist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, was presented with a 2014 National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director’s Award for Natural Resource Management.  The basis of the natural resource management award centers on Athena’s planning, design, and completion of the...

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