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

NEAR AND DEER: A doe frolics through a wildflower-filled foothills meadow in Sequoia National Park.
  The spring, or vernal, equinox occurs today (March 20) at 3:45 p.m., meaning that day and night are nearly equal in length. There is a total solar eclipse occurring today, but it will not be...
The Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada in March has a lower-than-average snowpack during this fourth consecutive year of drought.
  With parts of eight western states experiencing drought conditions for the fourth consecutive year, the March snow totals for one-third of the recording stations in the Sierra Nevada and the...
Woodlake High School's award-winning FFA students.
  In the fall of 2013, when Jalisca Thomason was hired to head up Woodlake High School’s Ag Department, she seemed like the perfect fit. In addition to an advanced degree, the Cal Poly grad had four...
  Re: ‘No significant risk’ in Sequoia’s use of lead faucet valves, page 1 (print edition), March 13, 2015 Dan Blackwell, chief of facilities management at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks,...
An unusable couch left after hours at The Thingerie.
  Mondays at The Thingerie are labor-intensive for the volunteers of the thrift store as people use the after-hours time on Sundays to anonymously dump their unwanted junk. Recently, a couch dumped...
Firefighters navigate the smoke-filled structure-fire simulator.
  It’s not all about fighting forest fires in a national park. It’s also about protecting residences, concessions facilities, visitor centers and business offices, and historic structures. And as...
NEAR AND DEER: A doe frolics through a wildflower-filled foothills meadow in Sequoia National Park.
The Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada in March has a lower-than-average snowpack during this fourth consecutive year of drought.
Woodlake High School's award-winning FFA students.
An unusable couch left after hours at The Thingerie.
Firefighters navigate the smoke-filled structure-fire simulator.
NEAR AND DEER: A doe frolics through a wildflower-filled foothills meadow in Sequoia National Park.

WEATHER WATCH: MARCH 20, 2015

March 22, 2015 - 19:58
  The spring, or vernal, equinox occurs today (March 20) at 3:45 p.m., meaning that day and night are nearly equal in length. There is a total solar eclipse occurring today, but it will not be visible anywhere in the U.S. Buckeye Flat Campground, a beautiful foothills destination, will be open for the season by next...
The Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada in March has a lower-than-average snowpack during this fourth consecutive year of drought.

Snowpack nearly nonexistent

March 22, 2015 - 19:53
  With parts of eight western states experiencing drought conditions for the fourth consecutive year, the March snow totals for one-third of the recording stations in the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade mountains are some of the lowest ever recorded. In California, the Sierra Nevada is 18 percent of the April 1 average...
Woodlake High School's award-winning FFA students.

WHS ag teacher denied tenure

March 22, 2015 - 19:25
  In the fall of 2013, when Jalisca Thomason was hired to head up Woodlake High School’s Ag Department, she seemed like the perfect fit. In addition to an advanced degree, the Cal Poly grad had four years of experience at Selma High and some great ideas to help students who wanted to pursue ag careers. According to...

No lead faucet valves at Potwisha, Hospital Rock

March 22, 2015 - 19:18
  Re: ‘No significant risk’ in Sequoia’s use of lead faucet valves, page 1 (print edition), March 13, 2015 Dan Blackwell, chief of facilities management at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, confirmed earlier this week that the wye strainers that were tagged “not for potable water use” were never installed at...
An unusable couch left after hours at The Thingerie.

After-hours dumping puts strain on Thingerie volunteers

March 22, 2015 - 19:10
  Mondays at The Thingerie are labor-intensive for the volunteers of the thrift store as people use the after-hours time on Sundays to anonymously dump their unwanted junk. Recently, a couch dumped in front of The Thingerie in Three Rivers. It was left there sometime after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, and before 7...

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