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

A quiet street in Three Rivers, Calif.
  In the two decades since the monthly town meetings have become a regular part of the Three Rivers community calendar, there have been several hot-button agenda items including the demise of the...
A mountain lion stares down two backpackers from a rocky perch.
  A video-recording on a cell phone of a wildlife sighting went viral this week as news agencies widely shared the footage. The two-minute video of a mountain lion encounter was taken in the vicinity...
Crystal Lake and dam (elevation 10,800 feet), still ice-covered. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  There has been hydroelectric generation on the Kaweah River for more than a century. There are three powerhouses in Three Rivers, miles of flumes, three forebays, two diversion dams (near Sequoia...
The aftermath of a head-on collision caused by a driver traveling in the wrong lane of traffic.
  On most days, it’s difficult to find reasons not to like living in a town where folks come from all over the world to vacation. A Three Rivers motorist, Free Sunshine Corral, found one reason by...
Eileen Farrell (seated at table, center) of Three Rivers and some of her clientele in the 1980s during her talent agent days. Also pictured are Christina Applegate (fifth row) and Robin Wright (top row).
  Currently offering an open-enrollment musical theatre workshop Saturday mornings  in Three Rivers for kids ages 8 to 12, Three Rivers resident Eileen Farrell continues the legacy she began as an...
The lightning-caused North Guard Fire in Kings Canyon National Park.
  Halfway through the fire season, one constant in the era of recurring drought and climate change is that in California there will be several fires burning somewhere most of the year with residual...
A quiet street in Three Rivers, Calif.
A mountain lion stares down two backpackers from a rocky perch.
Crystal Lake and dam (elevation 10,800 feet), still ice-covered. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
The aftermath of a head-on collision caused by a driver traveling in the wrong lane of traffic.
Eileen Farrell (seated at table, center) of Three Rivers and some of her clientele in the 1980s during her talent agent days. Also pictured are Christina Applegate (fifth row) and Robin Wright (top row).
The lightning-caused North Guard Fire in Kings Canyon National Park.
A quiet street in Three Rivers, Calif.

Vacation rentals draw packed house at Three Rivers town meeting

August 14, 2017 - 15:28
  In the two decades since the monthly town meetings have become a regular part of the Three Rivers community calendar, there have been several hot-button agenda items including the demise of the Three Rivers Ambulance, river access, public safety, fire protection, and how to coexist with bears. But none have elicited...
A mountain lion stares down two backpackers from a rocky perch.

The video seen 'round the world

August 14, 2017 - 15:15
  A video-recording on a cell phone of a wildlife sighting went viral this week as news agencies widely shared the footage. The two-minute video of a mountain lion encounter was taken in the vicinity of Little Blue Dome on the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park.   On Sunday, July 23, two San Luis Obispo County...
Crystal Lake and dam (elevation 10,800 feet), still ice-covered. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

Scenes from the high country

August 14, 2017 - 15:09
  There has been hydroelectric generation on the Kaweah River for more than a century. There are three powerhouses in Three Rivers, miles of flumes, three forebays, two diversion dams (near Sequoia National Park’s Potwisha), and four dams in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. These components make up an...
The aftermath of a head-on collision caused by a driver traveling in the wrong lane of traffic.

Head-on crash injures two

August 14, 2017 - 15:02
  On most days, it’s difficult to find reasons not to like living in a town where folks come from all over the world to vacation. A Three Rivers motorist, Free Sunshine Corral, found one reason by accident this past weekend and, fortunately, she did not suffer life-threatening injuries.   “I was headed west on Sierra...
This illuminated orb in the sky will interfere with the dark sky needed to optimally view the Perseid meteor shower.

WEATHER WATCH: August 11, 2017

August 14, 2017 - 15:00
  This weekend — August 11-12 and August 12-13 — are the peak nights of the 2017 Perseid meteor shower. The greatest number of meteors typically fall in the wee hours before dawn, and on a moonless night, viewers can often spot 50 or more meteors per hour. This year, a waning gibbous moon will light up the sky after...

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