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In the News - Friday, June 24, 2011


Kaweah River at peak flows

With all the high-country snow melting fast, the nightly rolling thunder revue has been spectacular this season. During the recent heat wave earlier this week, 4 a.m. flows have been consistently measured from 4,000 to 4,200 cubic feet per second (cfs).  See more...

Local broadband interest
spurs special August meeting

There was such a large response in support of a new Internet service project that the Three Rivers Village Foundation has scheduled a special Town Hall Meeting for Monday, Aug. 1, at the Three Rivers Memorial Building for 7 p.m. See more...

3R man sentenced in
vehicular manslaughter

Joel Mathy (aka Summers), 20, of Three Rivers was sentenced  See more...

Hiker airlifted from Sequoia backcountry

If you are thinking of taking a backcountry hike perhaps you might want to add a personal locator beacon to your pack. See more...

Park fire crews plan
Cedar Grove burn

Park fire crews plan to ignite the Hole-In-The-Wall Prescribed Fire in the Cedar Grove area See more...

Whooping cough booster
required for students

Medical professionals have determined that California is facing a whooping cough epidemic. See more...

Information on public river access available

For as long as anyone can remember, there has been a river access/trespass issue in Three Rivers. See more...

Campers learn horse sense… and academics too

By Brian Rothhammer

J-Bar Ranch of Visalia is offering their renowned Horse and Reader Camp for young persons, kindergarten through eighth grade, with summer camp sessions available now through August 12. See more...

WHS book club embarks on fourth year

Teresa Mitchell, advisor of the Readers Make Leaders Book Club and Woodlake High School library technician, is spending part of her summer getting ready for the next school year’s monthly meetings of club members. See more...


Cooking for a crowd

By Allison Sherwood Millner

Many of us who like to cook also enjoy hosting dinner parties. We get to tailor our food to fit our guests and impress them with our tricks of the trade. See more...

News of the
Center Stage Strings
Music Festival Series

Final performances of CSS concerts

By Bill Haxton

On Monday evening, June 20, as night gathered over Three Rivers, I wandered over to the sanctuary at the Community Presbyterian Church to prepare for tomorrow’s concert. See more...


Wilma Ruth
Walker Woods
1927 ~ 2011

Wilma Ruth Woods, a Lemon Cove native, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at her home. She was 83. See more...


James E. LaMar of Three Rivers died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. He was 87.
Jim was born October 22, 1923, and had lived in Three Rivers for 40 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers.

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