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

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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. Dallett will assume her duties as SPC’s executive director in mid-April.   Mark Tilchen, SPC’s current executive director who will retire in May, became acquainted with Dallett through the Public Lands...
Lake Kaweah water level is currently on the decline preparing for the monster snowpack that will come down the canyon when the weather warms.
  Spring weather will continue through the weekend with temperatures in the 70s, but by Tuesday, Kaweah Country will experience more like what has been the norm for 2017: a chance of rain with snow in the mountains for the next 10 days. There’s little chance that the monster snowpack in the nearby mountains is going anywhere soon; it’s set up with layers of solid ice from previous rain-snow...
Tunnel Rock is one of the first visitor attractions seen when driving on the Generals Highway in Sequoia.
  Following the third consecutive year of record visitation to national parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced some additional fee-free days for 2017. The  exact impact of fee-free days on the local parks’ visitor numbers is unknown but it does fuel a spike in local business in Three Rivers and longer lines at the entrance stations.   The 2017 national entrance fee-free days are...
The inaugural State Champion team of the FFA Food Science and Technology Competition are Woodlake FFA members (from left to right) Kiara Beneavides, Isabella Torres, Pia Martinez, and Jasmine Paniagua with their advisor, Jason Ferriera.
  Woodlake FFA was recently crowned 2017 California FFA State Champion in the FFA Food Science and Technology Competition. This competition tests students’ knowledge in basic Food Science principles, Sensory Evaluation, Product Compliance, Food Safety and Sanitation, as well as Product Development. This is the first time that California FFA has hosted this competition. FFA team members were Kiara...
The obsolete restroom. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  On Saturday, March 11, the dilapidated concrete-block structure on North Kaweah River Drive was torn down and removed. The building was formerly a restroom that was part of a county park in the 1950s and early ‘60s but in recent years was a target of graffiti and vandalism.
Keenan Hochschild (left) and Cole Karr were in Three Rivers on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and will return March 22 to meet again with McCarthy constituents.
  Due to an enthusiastic response from the Three Rivers contingent of the 23rd District, Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s field representative Cole Karr is returning on Wednesday, March 22. The meeting will be held at the Three Rivers Memorial Building from 2 to 3 p.m.   Since last month’s meeting, Karr said he has received a number of emails and correspondence from Three Rivers constituents. On...
On February 21, this vehicle was driven off South Fork Drive and ended up in the river.
  More information is now available on three local accidents that occurred last month on February 18 and 21.    The Saturday, Feb. 18, accident reportedly happened just before midnight. The crash occurred near Horse Creek on Highway 198 and involved an unidentified westbound driver whose vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a boulder.  The California Highway Patrol was not notified of the...
  Wuksachi Lodge and Lodgepole Market, both in Sequoia National Park, remain buried under the fifth largest snowpack since records began being logged in the 1940s. Expect a massive meltdown as temperatures warm and the days grow increasingly longer. Also, use caution when in the vicinity of waterways as the runoff is currently swift and ice cold and will be for several months to come.   WEATHER...
Sierra Subs and Salads owners Dane and Allison Millner love to have fun almost as much as they love to prepare and serve scrumptious food!
  To hear Shannon Eis, Yelp’s vice president of corporate communications, tell it, it’s a Yelp-eat-Yelp world out there. Yelp loves to eat, according to Eis, and apparently so do their millions of users.    Yelpers can order food for delivery or pick up through Yelp’s Eat24 app or make a Yelp reservation, however, for better or for worse, that is a service that hasn’t quite reached Three Rivers...
  When the redwood sign that adorned the entrance to the Bar O Ranch on Old Three Rivers Drive disappeared in early January, shock waves rippled through the local community. The theft of the McKee family heirloom was another sign of the times: the world has changed. But don’t tell that to Three Rivers. It didn’t take long for an idea to hatch. A replica sign would be created and mounted, quietly...

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