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In the News - Friday, June 17, 2011


Runner rescued from

Mineral King creek

  A Mineral King visitor learned a difficult lesson about the dangers of melting Sierra snow, but fortunately a tragedy was averted. The bizarre incident began Tuesday, June 14, when a 52-year-old woman from Squaw Valley thought a multi-mile solo trip up toward Farewell Gap in Mineral King might be a good way to train for an upcoming ultra-marathon.

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3R man identified as
Lake Kaweah victim

  Earlier this week, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the body that was recovered from Lake Kaweah on Wednesday, June 8, was that of Mark Baribeault, 42, of Three Rivers. See more...

Break-ins plague 3R

  It never fails. When the weather heats up and the tourist season swings into high gear, there always seems to be a spate of break-ins and some malicious mischief. See more...

Long and winding road

  Roadwork on the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park will continue through the summer. The construction is occurring in the 1½-mile section from Amphitheater Point (11 miles beyond the Ash Mountain entrance station) to Deer Ridge (four miles below Giant Forest). From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, traffic is allowed to pass through the area only at the top of the hour. The road is closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. except for just one pass-through opportunity at 11:30 p.m. At all other times, traffic is controlled by timed lights with up to a 20-minute delay or flaggers. In addition, several minor road projects will cause minimal delays or short closures throughout the parks. Check at any park visitor center for road updates.

Park plans Ash Mountain fuel-reduction burns

  National Park Service fire crews will be working on the Ash Mountain hazard fuel reduction project in Sequoia National Park (between 1,700 and 3,000 feet in elevation) over the next two weeks. See more...

Comments sought on bighorn sheep study

  The National Park Service is seeking public comments about a proposal to conduct population monitoring, research, and translocation of federally endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. See more...

3R Little League teams make playoffs

  The 2011 season marked a decade since the first all-Three Rivers team joined the Exeter Little League. See more...

Lake Kaweah fishing report:
$10K trout eludes anglers; bass fishing heating up

  The first-ever Lake Kaweah Trout Derby held May 21 and 22 was a success, according to organizers and the nearly 200 anglers registered to fish. See more...

Silver Wanderings: Airstreamers pass through Three Rivers

By Brian Rothhammer

  Over a dozen Airstream travel trailers and their occupants descended upon Sequoia RV Ranch in Three Rivers on Thursday, June 2, as the Northern California Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International arrived for their June rally. See more...

Young motocross racer qualifies for nationals

  Brandon Hernandez just made his dream come true. The nine-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world. See more...

Browsing the selection at
Chump’s DVD-rental store

Dr. Temple Grandin’s biography of autism and education

By Andrew Glazier

  The saying, “Truth is stranger than fiction” probably was never more true than in the case of a woman named “Temple Grandin.” This movie, based on a true story, is about Temple, who was born autistic in 1947. See more...

Applicants sought for county
Health Advisory Committee

  The Tulare County Board of Supervisors recently established and adopted the bylaws of the Tulare County Health Advisory Committee.  See more...


Barbara Squires Lublin
1933 ~ 2011

   Barbara Ellen Coates Squires Lublin passed on peacefully at her Visalia home on Thursday, June 9, 2011. She was 78. See more...

Notice of Death

Mark Anthony Baribeault of Three Rivers died Monday, June 6, 2011. He was 42.
Mark was born January 21, 1969, in Putnam, Conn. He was a cook.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com.

Notice of Service

  William Maloy, who was raised in Three Rivers, died Monday, March 28, 2011. He was 74. A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 18) at Three Rivers Cemetery.
A full obituary is online and in the April 8, 2011, online (go to "Archives") and print editions.

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