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

Sequoia National Park reopened to the public Friday, Jan. 11, at about 8 am, after over a week of being closed to visitors. Kings Canyon National Park has also reopened.
  Anatomy of a Government Shutdown According to financial analysts, the economic costs of the government shutdown will well exceed the $5 billion President Donald Trump is demanding as a down payment...
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Spectrum and AT&T, two local Internet providers, work to upgrade the Three Rivers infrastructure.
  Whether a resident of Three Rivers or a frequent visitor, most are aware that since Internet service first became available more than two decades ago, it has been problematic at best. AT&T, the...
Lake Kaweah is on the upswing. The roads and trails in the lake bottom are quickly becoming covered with water.
  The storms that began Sunday, Jan. 6, have added two more inches of precipitation in Three Rivers for a season total of 5.79 inches (1,000 feet elevation). Last year at this time, 3.43 inches had...
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, a park ranger turns visitors away from venturing beyond the Hospital Rock area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  In the first 10 days of the partial government shutdown that began Friday, Dec. 21, the effects were minimal in Three Rivers, the gateway community to Sequoia National Park. Most tourists arrived...
On Sunday, Dec. 30, there were 16 inches of snow at the Lodgepole measuring station in Sequoia. (Click arrows for a closeup photo.)
  There was enough snow on the ground in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park on Sunday, Dec. 30, to cause icy accidents for vehicles on slick roads, mishaps for unsuspecting visitors on...
  Governor Jerry Brown is leaving office Monday, Jan. 7, after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year.   Here are some of them that went into effect January 1:   Minimum wage takes a hike— At...
Sequoia National Park reopened to the public Friday, Jan. 11, at about 8 am, after over a week of being closed to visitors. Kings Canyon National Park has also reopened.
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Spectrum and AT&T, two local Internet providers, work to upgrade the Three Rivers infrastructure.
Lake Kaweah is on the upswing. The roads and trails in the lake bottom are quickly becoming covered with water.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, a park ranger turns visitors away from venturing beyond the Hospital Rock area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
On Sunday, Dec. 30, there were 16 inches of snow at the Lodgepole measuring station in Sequoia. (Click arrows for a closeup photo.)
Sequoia National Park reopened to the public Friday, Jan. 11, at about 8 am, after over a week of being closed to visitors. Kings Canyon National Park has also reopened.

SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC

January 14, 2019 - 17:53
  Anatomy of a Government Shutdown According to financial analysts, the economic costs of the government shutdown will well exceed the $5 billion President Donald Trump is demanding as a down payment for a border wall. And on Tuesday, Jan. 8, the president made his primetime case in less than 10 minutes to the...
DOWN TO THE WIRE: Spectrum and AT&T, two local Internet providers, work to upgrade the Three Rivers infrastructure.

Spectrum offers new high-speed Internet service

January 14, 2019 - 17:37
  Whether a resident of Three Rivers or a frequent visitor, most are aware that since Internet service first became available more than two decades ago, it has been problematic at best. AT&T, the only cell provider until recently, attempted to remedy that situation by offering its U-verse telecommunications...
Lake Kaweah is on the upswing. The roads and trails in the lake bottom are quickly becoming covered with water.

WEATHER WATCH: January 11, 2019

January 14, 2019 - 17:33
  The storms that began Sunday, Jan. 6, have added two more inches of precipitation in Three Rivers for a season total of 5.79 inches (1,000 feet elevation). Last year at this time, 3.43 inches had been received. And the snow and rain news gets even better: In the seven-day forecast, each day has at least a 20 percent...
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, a park ranger turns visitors away from venturing beyond the Hospital Rock area of Sequoia National Park. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks closed to the public

January 7, 2019 - 19:35
  In the first 10 days of the partial government shutdown that began Friday, Dec. 21, the effects were minimal in Three Rivers, the gateway community to Sequoia National Park. Most tourists arrived misinformed but happy to experience the scenic beauty and the quietude of just being here.   Although confusion reigned...
On Sunday, Dec. 30, there were 16 inches of snow at the Lodgepole measuring station in Sequoia. (Click arrows for a closeup photo.)

Sierra snow is below average

January 7, 2019 - 19:24
  There was enough snow on the ground in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park on Sunday, Dec. 30, to cause icy accidents for vehicles on slick roads, mishaps for unsuspecting visitors on frozen paths, and a slope-full of happy children and the young-at-heart at the Wolverton Snowplay Area.    At the...

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