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

Browning foliage on a giant sequoia is the tree’s response to a drier, warmer climate. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  This is the third and final installment in a multi-part feature on tree health in the Sierra and throughout California. Previous installments may be read online at www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/...
Spanish broom is a noxious plant that alters river flow and creates a fire hazard.
  Many Three Rivers locals probably appreciate the colorful spring beauty of Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) blanketing the edge and creeping up the banks of the Kaweah River. Unfortunately, broom,...
When traveling in the Sierra mountains, which are home to Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the Lower 48 states, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various types of altitude sickness.
  Important facts about altitude sickness: 1.  Anyone can get it, even the most fit athletes. 2.  It’s completely preventable by ascending slowly and staying hydrated, eating well, and resting. 3....
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  FIRST PHOTO: There have been several mountain lion sightings in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in the past few weeks so warning signs have been posted at trailheads. In addition,...
Farewell Gap in Mineral King reveals that with the recent warm temperatures, the last remaining snow in the high country is melting fast. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  After a couple of days with seasonal-like highs in the upper 90s, Saturday’s local forecast is expected to see temperatures climb back into triple digits. This run of sweltering temperatures above...
  Nomination papers are now available for prospective candidates and incumbents for offices that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 8, General Election ballot. Those who plan to file for an open...
Browning foliage on a giant sequoia is the tree’s response to a drier, warmer climate. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
Spanish broom is a noxious plant that alters river flow and creates a fire hazard.
When traveling in the Sierra mountains, which are home to Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the Lower 48 states, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various types of altitude sickness.
Click arrows for additional photo.
Farewell Gap in Mineral King reveals that with the recent warm temperatures, the last remaining snow in the high country is melting fast. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

Browning foliage on a giant sequoia is the tree’s response to a drier, warmer climate. (Click arrows for additional photos.)

PART THREE: Tree mortality in the Sierra continues to rise

July 22, 2016 - 20:31
  This is the third and final installment in a multi-part feature on tree health in the Sierra and throughout California. Previous installments may be read online at www.kaweahcommonwealth.com/news/tree-mortality-sierra-continues-rise Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. California is currently in its fifth year of...
Spanish broom is a noxious plant that alters river flow and creates a fire hazard.

Caring for Kaweah

July 22, 2016 - 20:21
  Many Three Rivers locals probably appreciate the colorful spring beauty of Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) blanketing the edge and creeping up the banks of the Kaweah River. Unfortunately, broom, which is native to Mediterranean-type climates, is invasive in our region because the insect pests and pathogens that...
When traveling in the Sierra mountains, which are home to Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the Lower 48 states, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various types of altitude sickness.

Incidents at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: July 11-17

July 22, 2016 - 20:15
  Important facts about altitude sickness: 1.  Anyone can get it, even the most fit athletes. 2.  It’s completely preventable by ascending slowly and staying hydrated, eating well, and resting. 3. Descent is the most effective treatment.   Altitude sickness happens because there is less oxygen in the air that is...
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The natives are restless

July 22, 2016 - 20:04
  FIRST PHOTO: There have been several mountain lion sightings in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in the past few weeks so warning signs have been posted at trailheads. In addition, visitors to the area are also being asked to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes as a couple sightings of these venomous...
Farewell Gap in Mineral King reveals that with the recent warm temperatures, the last remaining snow in the high country is melting fast. (Click arrows for additional photo.)

July will end with run of triple-digit temperatures

July 22, 2016 - 19:59
  After a couple of days with seasonal-like highs in the upper 90s, Saturday’s local forecast is expected to see temperatures climb back into triple digits. This run of sweltering temperatures above 100 is supposed to dominate the local forecast for the next eight to 10 days. It is the middle of summer, and Kaweah...

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