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

The Sequoia National Park entrance station near Three Rivers is a busy place this summer.
  Sequoia National Park   July 23-29: 4,012 vehicles entered via the Ash Mountain Entrance Station.   August 6-12: 10,982 vehicles entered through the Ash Mountain Entrance Station.   August 12: 1,...
A ranger (center) assists a man and woman who were swept down the rapids near Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park and became trapped on a ledge beneath a house-sized boulder.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK     Ash Mountain   RIVER RESCUE. August 5— A 13-year-old male jumped off a rock into swift water on the Kaweah River. Patient was underwater for several minutes before being...
Afternoon thunderstorms in the Sierra are expected during the upcoming week. There is even a chance of some droplets of water from the sky in Three Rivers.
  The temperatures have dropped below the century mark for some reprieve for those weary of the sweltering heat. The days are gradually getting shorter, and the nighttime temperatures are starting a...
A map of the entire path across the continental U.S. To experience the total eclipse, be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day.
  On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and millions of people all across the U.S. will get to watch. This will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years.   An...
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...
The Sequoia National Park entrance station near Three Rivers is a busy place this summer.
A ranger (center) assists a man and woman who were swept down the rapids near Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park and became trapped on a ledge beneath a house-sized boulder.
Afternoon thunderstorms in the Sierra are expected during the upcoming week. There is even a chance of some droplets of water from the sky in Three Rivers.
A map of the entire path across the continental U.S. To experience the total eclipse, be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day.
A quiet street in Three Rivers, Calif.
A mountain lion stares down two backpackers from a rocky perch.
The Sequoia National Park entrance station near Three Rivers is a busy place this summer.

A glimpse of parks visitation: Summer 2017

August 22, 2017 - 14:51
  Sequoia National Park   July 23-29: 4,012 vehicles entered via the Ash Mountain Entrance Station.   August 6-12: 10,982 vehicles entered through the Ash Mountain Entrance Station.   August 12: 1,391 vehicles entered through the Ash Mountain Entrance Station during the “Buffalo Soldiers” fee-free day (wait times were...
A ranger (center) assists a man and woman who were swept down the rapids near Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park and became trapped on a ledge beneath a house-sized boulder.

River rescues initiated; water remains swift, cold

August 22, 2017 - 14:45
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK     Ash Mountain   RIVER RESCUE. August 5— A 13-year-old male jumped off a rock into swift water on the Kaweah River. Patient was underwater for several minutes before being assisted out by a family member. The patient was transported by ambulance.   August 6— Rangers made a traffic stop on a...
Afternoon thunderstorms in the Sierra are expected during the upcoming week. There is even a chance of some droplets of water from the sky in Three Rivers.

WEATHER WATCH: August 18, 2017

August 22, 2017 - 14:37
  The temperatures have dropped below the century mark for some reprieve for those weary of the sweltering heat. The days are gradually getting shorter, and the nighttime temperatures are starting a downward trend. With local schools starting next week and the Labor Day holiday weekend just around the corner, autumn...
A map of the entire path across the continental U.S. To experience the total eclipse, be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day.

Solar eclipse is celestial event of the century

August 22, 2017 - 14:33
  On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and millions of people all across the U.S. will get to watch. This will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years.   An eclipse is when the moon covers the sun in its path across the sky. A total eclipse is when three key conditions that...

BACK TO SCHOOL

August 22, 2017 - 14:30
  As Woodlake High embarks on its second century when school bells signal the end of summer break on Tuesday, Aug. 22, it’s doubtful that grads from two decades ago would recognize much in the 21st century classroom. Now every student at Woodlake’s high school and middle school gets a Chromebook to complete their...

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