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

Gladys Lake offers a scenic respite just south of Rosalie Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of Inyo National Forest.
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from July 19 to August 13, 2015.    Day 7: Saturday, July 25 Rosalie Lake 0...
A County of Tulare map showing the locations of properties that collect a 10 percent transient occupancy tax from overnight visitors with the largest cluster being in Three Rivers.
  Tourism is trending upward in unincorporated Tulare County though the demand is problematic for some Three Rivers innkeepers new to the local lodging scene. More tourists translate to more TOT (...
An early morning view of Moro Rock on a winter morning.
  Kaweah Country recorded four inches of rain for January. That’s a bit less than the stormier December. After the next system passes through this weekend, the local season’s total will eclipse 16...
Firefighters battle a chimney fire last weekend at a Three Rivers residence.
  When the fall rains come and Cal Fire declares the end to another fire season, Three Rivers residents are by no means out of the woods. Instead of the constant danger of a wildland fire, in winter...
A three-car accident on Highway 198 at the intersection of High Sierra Drive that leads to the Badger Hill Estates neighborhood was reportedly caused by a driver using a cell phone.
  Three Rivers commuters returning home on Friday, Jan. 22, shortly before 6 p.m., waited several minutes in a long lineup of traffic while emergency workers cleared a grisly looking three-car...
Woodlake will soon be more walkable with the addition of many new sidewalks where previously there were none. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  Woodlake was founded in 1912. It was incorporated as Tulare County's seventh city in 1940. Currently, its entire downtown area is receiving a facelift, from sidewalks and crosswalks, streetlights...
Gladys Lake offers a scenic respite just south of Rosalie Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of Inyo National Forest.
A County of Tulare map showing the locations of properties that collect a 10 percent transient occupancy tax from overnight visitors with the largest cluster being in Three Rivers.
An early morning view of Moro Rock on a winter morning.
Firefighters battle a chimney fire last weekend at a Three Rivers residence.
A three-car accident on Highway 198 at the intersection of High Sierra Drive that leads to the Badger Hill Estates neighborhood was reportedly caused by a driver using a cell phone.
Woodlake will soon be more walkable with the addition of many new sidewalks where previously there were none. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
Gladys Lake offers a scenic respite just south of Rosalie Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of Inyo National Forest.

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Days 7 - 9

February 1, 2016 - 17:44
  This is a continuing series about a mother-and-daughter thru-hike on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from July 19 to August 13, 2015.    Day 7: Saturday, July 25 Rosalie Lake 0 miles It was headlamps off in the tent at 9 p.m. the previous night, and we didn’t stir again until 9 a.m. Our bodies...
A County of Tulare map showing the locations of properties that collect a 10 percent transient occupancy tax from overnight visitors with the largest cluster being in Three Rivers.

County focusing on tourist-tax compliance

January 29, 2016 - 12:08
  Tourism is trending upward in unincorporated Tulare County though the demand is problematic for some Three Rivers innkeepers new to the local lodging scene. More tourists translate to more TOT (transit occupancy tax) revenue, and in Three Rivers where the majority of these tourists want to stay, the spike in...
An early morning view of Moro Rock on a winter morning.

WEATHER WATCH: January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016 - 12:03
  Kaweah Country recorded four inches of rain for January. That’s a bit less than the stormier December. After the next system passes through this weekend, the local season’s total will eclipse 16 inches of rainfall; the local snowpack at 7,000 feet still has four feet on the ground. This weekend’s storm will be cold...
Firefighters battle a chimney fire last weekend at a Three Rivers residence.

Chimney fires threaten Three Rivers homes

January 29, 2016 - 11:59
  When the fall rains come and Cal Fire declares the end to another fire season, Three Rivers residents are by no means out of the woods. Instead of the constant danger of a wildland fire, in winter, structure fires constitute a new threat. These types of fires are caused primarily by two sources: electrical wiring...
A three-car accident on Highway 198 at the intersection of High Sierra Drive that leads to the Badger Hill Estates neighborhood was reportedly caused by a driver using a cell phone.

Five injured in three-car crash

January 29, 2016 - 11:56
  Three Rivers commuters returning home on Friday, Jan. 22, shortly before 6 p.m., waited several minutes in a long lineup of traffic while emergency workers cleared a grisly looking three-car accident on Highway 198. The crash occurred near where High Sierra Drive intersects the highway west of Yokohl Valley Drive....

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