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


Makin' History: You don’t miss the water till the well runs dry

No, this isn’t another article on the impact of the drought. This is a piece on a more personal subject – something that I have been thinking about lately especially the last couple of weeks. If you have someone who does way too much for you and you take some of those things for granted, this column is for you.

With Sarah out on the John Muir Trail for 28 days I’m thinking about everything she does for others – husband, family (kids and parents), friends, co-workers, community and to generally improve life on this planet.

John Muir National Historic Site: His home, family, and writing


In a week, my daughter, Jennie, and I will embark on a long-awaited journey. We will spend a month backpacking in the High Sierra on the John Muir Trail. With a few layover days that will allow for some side trips, our total trip mileage should be about 250 miles.

As our departure date looms, I am excited and nervous

Join the March Against Monsanto


March Against Monsanto - Three Rivers

Saturday, May 23, noon, beginning at Three Rivers Arts Center

There will be a gathering this weekend in Three Rivers to show support for the labeling of foods in the U.S. that have come from a genetically modified organism (GMO).  This grassroots effort is part of a nationwide March Against Monsanto that will occur simultaneously on Saturday, May 23.




Last September at our 90-year-old cabin in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park, I was enjoying my birthday weekend with friends. One evening, husband John pulled out his laptop and announced we would be having a movie night.

Welcome to the 42nd Jazzaffair


As the local newspaper, what we enjoy most about this weekend is being a part of the pure joy of so many folks who just keep coming back year after year to this unique small venue festival called Jazzaffair. Even the name Jazzaffair is unique — a throwback to another era just like the music that can be experienced at the festival’s four venues. 

A smart resolution: Visit the dermatologist


I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but here’s one worth considering, especially for those folks over 50. Like most of us of that age and older, we spent a lot of time outdoors before sunscreen became required attire. 

If that’s you, then you are at risk for basal cell carcinoma.

When I first noticed a small spot on my nose seven years ago, I really didn’t give it any serious thought. The seasonal pattern was always the same.