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

WATER DOWN: The National Park Service helicopter, stationed at Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park, negotiated three water drops on the Alta Fire. The blaze was caused by a turkey vulture that landed on an electrical transmission line.
  The Three Rivers fire that had firefighters from as far away as Tulare scrambling on Wednesday, Aug. 13, was caused by a turkey vulture that landed on an electrical transmission line that was...
A park helicopter and medical experts are always ready to assist backcountry visitors in emergency situations.
  Earlier this month, several incidents occurred at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks that required emergency evacuations. On Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a wilderness...
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Yes, it’s graphic, but presented an excellent photo opportunity. This bear scat, located about five miles up North Fork Drive, is laced with plastic following a black bear’s garbage buffet.
This article is a follow-up to this August 8 article:  www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/sow-and-cubs-dead-after-raiding-3r-chick...     More details in the deaths of the sow and cubs on Tuesday, July...
Thunderstorms in the High Sierra reached a climax on Monday, Aug. 11, and have since dissipated.
  The clouds stayed away long enough for all who looked at the night sky on Sunday to witness a spectacular moonrise of another Super Moon. On Monday, clouds gathered again over the Sierra and...
Left to right: Cindy Howell, CSD general manager; Vince Andrus, vice president of the CSD board; Sarah Campe, Our Place Playground activities' coordinator.
  Our Place Playground is now a more conducive place for summertime play, thanks to a shade sail that was recently installed. The structure was purchased with a grant from First 5 Tulare County....
Joelle Morris, the River View popular KJ.
  The fact that Jimmy Buffett recorded a song about karaoke with country legend Toby Keith on his latest CD, “Songs from St. Somewhere,” is proof to the uninitiated that karaoke is hugely popular in...
WATER DOWN: The National Park Service helicopter, stationed at Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park, negotiated three water drops on the Alta Fire. The blaze was caused by a turkey vulture that landed on an electrical transmission line.
A park helicopter and medical experts are always ready to assist backcountry visitors in emergency situations.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Yes, it’s graphic, but presented an excellent photo opportunity. This bear scat, located about five miles up North Fork Drive, is laced with plastic following a black bear’s garbage buffet.
Thunderstorms in the High Sierra reached a climax on Monday, Aug. 11, and have since dissipated.
Left to right: Cindy Howell, CSD general manager; Vince Andrus, vice president of the CSD board; Sarah Campe, Our Place Playground activities' coordinator.
Joelle Morris, the River View popular KJ.
WATER DOWN: The National Park Service helicopter, stationed at Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park, negotiated three water drops on the Alta Fire. The blaze was caused by a turkey vulture that landed on an electrical transmission line.

3R wildfire sparked by turkey vulture

August 15, 2014 - 15:08
  The Three Rivers fire that had firefighters from as far away as Tulare scrambling on Wednesday, Aug. 13, was caused by a turkey vulture that landed on an electrical transmission line that was electrocuted, fell to the ground, and sparked a wildfire. A blown transformer caused an interruption in power throughout...
A park helicopter and medical experts are always ready to assist backcountry visitors in emergency situations.

Backcountry incidents require emergency measures

August 15, 2014 - 15:01
  Earlier this month, several incidents occurred at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks that required emergency evacuations. On Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a wilderness ranger received a report of a 66-year-old male suffering from extreme lower back pain at the base of Wallace Creek near...
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Yes, it’s graphic, but presented an excellent photo opportunity. This bear scat, located about five miles up North Fork Drive, is laced with plastic following a black bear’s garbage buffet.

Bear cubs shot by game warden

August 15, 2014 - 14:47
This article is a follow-up to this August 8 article:  www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/sow-and-cubs-dead-after-raiding-3r-chick...     More details in the deaths of the sow and cubs on Tuesday, July 29, were made public this week by officials at California Department of Fish and Wildlife. In a conference call on...
Thunderstorms in the High Sierra reached a climax on Monday, Aug. 11, and have since dissipated.

WEATHER WATCH: AUGUST 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 - 14:38
  The clouds stayed away long enough for all who looked at the night sky on Sunday to witness a spectacular moonrise of another Super Moon. On Monday, clouds gathered again over the Sierra and overflowed to Three Rivers, dropping just enough rain to really show how dirty local vehicles get in the summer. As for the ...
Left to right: Cindy Howell, CSD general manager; Vince Andrus, vice president of the CSD board; Sarah Campe, Our Place Playground activities' coordinator.

Shady deal

August 15, 2014 - 14:31
  Our Place Playground is now a more conducive place for summertime play, thanks to a shade sail that was recently installed. The structure was purchased with a grant from First 5 Tulare County. Generously providing matching funding for the grant were the Three Rivers Woman’s Club, Friends of the Three Rivers Library...

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