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

Swift-water rescue units assemble at Slick Rock for the first incident of what promises to be a busy season.
  The near-drowning of a 13-year-old boy at Slick Rock Recreation Area on Sunday, March 19, was a wake-up call for the Tulare County and Cal Fire rescuers that converged on the scene at 6 p.m.  When...
Western redbud is making a showy display in the Sierra foothills. (Click arrows for addition photos.)
  For Kaweah Country, if there is not another drop of rain this season, 2016-2017 is looking a lot like the last wet season: 2010-2011. Six years ago at the end of March, Three Rivers had recorded 30...
On Tuesday, March 21, President Donald Trump (center) signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, left) looks on flanked other members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  After an impassioned response from Three Rivers constituents at the February 28 meeting, Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s 23rd District field representatives Cole Karr and Keenan Hochschild returned to...
Gary Tomlin
  He’s been in prison for 14 years. And he has never wavered on the fact that he is innocent and was wrongly accused and convicted.   In February 2002, Gary Tomlin was living and working in Three...
  STORIES FROM JOE DOCTOR: TULARE COUNTY'S COUNTRY JOURNALIST $24.99, hardcover, compiled by Alan G. George and Terry L. Ommen, 2017, Tulare County Historical Society   What would you like to know...
Karen Dallett will trade red rocks for big trees as she takes over the helm of Sequoia Parks Conservancy this spring.
  The Sequoia Parks Conservancy and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced Thursday, March 16, that Karen Dallett of Page, Ariz., has been chosen as the new executive director of SPC....
Swift-water rescue units assemble at Slick Rock for the first incident of what promises to be a busy season.
Western redbud is making a showy display in the Sierra foothills. (Click arrows for addition photos.)
On Tuesday, March 21, President Donald Trump (center) signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, left) looks on flanked other members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Gary Tomlin
Karen Dallett will trade red rocks for big trees as she takes over the helm of Sequoia Parks Conservancy this spring.
Swift-water rescue units assemble at Slick Rock for the first incident of what promises to be a busy season.

River rescue at Slick Rock

March 28, 2017 - 17:09
  The near-drowning of a 13-year-old boy at Slick Rock Recreation Area on Sunday, March 19, was a wake-up call for the Tulare County and Cal Fire rescuers that converged on the scene at 6 p.m.  When Rescue 14 from Three Rivers and the local Cal Fire unit had arrived, they found the youth hanging in a tree in the river...
Western redbud is making a showy display in the Sierra foothills. (Click arrows for addition photos.)

California approaching record wet season

March 28, 2017 - 16:53
  For Kaweah Country, if there is not another drop of rain this season, 2016-2017 is looking a lot like the last wet season: 2010-2011. Six years ago at the end of March, Three Rivers had recorded 30.21 inches of rainfall; one April 7-8, 2011, storm dumped another two inches of rain and it snowed at 1,500 feet....
On Tuesday, March 21, President Donald Trump (center) signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, left) looks on flanked other members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Congressional reps return for monthly Three Rivers visit

March 28, 2017 - 16:40
  After an impassioned response from Three Rivers constituents at the February 28 meeting, Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s 23rd District field representatives Cole Karr and Keenan Hochschild returned to Three Rivers on Wednesday, March 22. The format of the hour-long forum of questions, answers, and comments was focused...
Gary Tomlin

Three Rivers man is dying in prison

March 28, 2017 - 16:36
  He’s been in prison for 14 years. And he has never wavered on the fact that he is innocent and was wrongly accused and convicted.   In February 2002, Gary Tomlin was living and working in Three Rivers when a chance sexual encounter at Lake Kaweah sent his life into a downward spiral from which he would never recover...

The best of Tulare County history chronicled in new book

March 28, 2017 - 16:32
  STORIES FROM JOE DOCTOR: TULARE COUNTY'S COUNTRY JOURNALIST $24.99, hardcover, compiled by Alan G. George and Terry L. Ommen, 2017, Tulare County Historical Society   What would you like to know about Tulare County? How about where in the local mountains a plane landed? Hint: It was on a lake. At over 10,000 feet...

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