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

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A camouflaged cell phone tower.
  At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Tulare County Planning Commission approved a special-use permit to allow a telecommunications pole  to be installed in Three Rivers by Verizon Wireless. The 75-foot wireless telecommunications pole will include 12 antennas, one microwave dish, and support equipment on a 1,600-square-foot piece of land located near the intersection of Highway 198...
Line of duty: An SCE contract helicopter delivers poles and supplies. SCE is upgrading its transmission lines in Three Rivers.
  Following the Tuesday through Thursday (Oct. 21 to 23) outages that worked their way east up the Kaweah canyon, Southern California Edison officials announced that the Sunday, Oct. 26, more widespread outage would be the last one needed for the current project. The final maintenance outage is scheduled to start at 12:01 a.m. and could last until 6 a.m. Brian Thoburn, SCE region manager, offered...
Map of burn segment and trail closure.
  The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks fire management program is conducting a prescribed fire in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. Ignitions began Monday, Oct. 20.  The first ignitions were in the vicinity where the Tar Gap Trail climbs the first drainage, approximately 45 minutes out by foot from Cold Springs Campground, reported Dave Allen, parks’ fire management officer....
Amanda Renteria, candidate for Congress, addresses the Woodlake High School student body at her alma mater.
  Amanda Renteria, a WHS alumnus, was Woodlake High School’s Career Day 2014 keynote speaker. The event was held Friday, Oct. 17, as part of the school's homecoming festivities. Amanda is the 21st Congressional District’s Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent David Valadao. Amanda was raised and educated in Woodlake and formerly taught at Woodlake High School. 
George Kulick, incumbent (click on arrows to see additional candidates)
  Local school board members are entrusted to set the policies of the community’s most treasured institution: Three Rivers Union School. The board meets every month on the second Wednesday, at 6 p.m. in the TRUS library. The meetings are open to the public. The meetings range from rubber-stamping sessions to intense discussions where controversial issues are debated and landmark decisions are...
Bobby Kamansky of Three Rivers will update the community on regional water supplies and drought implications at November's town meeting.
  On the eve of the upcoming election, the Three Rivers Town Hall Meeting (Monday, Nov. 3) will feature updates on the Three Rivers Community Plan and the local water supply situation. Bobby Kamansky, a Three Rivers resident and a consultant for Southern Sierra Regional Water Management Group, will speak on area water supplies and implications of the drought. Kamansky said he plans to publish his...
The late John Wayne will be one of the guests of honor at a Western film festival during Veterans Day weekend.
  Dust off your hat and shine up those spurs. On the weekend of November 8-9, Three Rivers will host the first installment of an annual film festival devoted to classic Westerns.  Fun for all ages, the Three Rivers Western Film Festival will include not just two nights of double features under the stars, but also Old West storefronts, live equestrian events, western merchandise, kids’ crafts, a...
John Wayne will be one of the guests of honor at a Western film festival that will be held during Veterans Day weekend.
  Dust off your hat and shine up those spurs. On the weekend of November 8-9, Three Rivers will host the first installment of an annual film festival devoted to classic Westerns.  Fun for all ages, the Three Rivers Western Film Festival will include not just two nights of double features under the stars, but also Old West storefronts, live equestrian events, western merchandise, kids’ crafts, a...
An overview of the terrain that will be encompassed by the "Mosquito Prescribed Burn." (The Park Service has recently changed its terminology, choosing to call their fire-management projects "Prescribed Burns" instead of what were formerly "Prescribed Fires.")
  The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Fire Management Program will be conducting a prescribed burn beginning on Monday, October 20, 2014, weather and air quality conditions permitting. The 1,485-acre burn is located in Sequoia National Park, south of the East Fork of the Kaweah River, bordered by Mosquito Creek to the east and Avalanche Creek to the west. The Mosquito Prescribed Burn is...
Flood waters rage past The Gateway Restaurant's outdoor dining deck on October 14, 2009. In contrast, on October 14, 2014, the Kaweah River's water level was barely trickling at 15 cfs.
  Another chance of rain for Tuesday, Oct. 21, was recently removed from the forecast. That system, previously predicting a 40 percent chance of rain for Three Rivers, is now showing in the 10-day forecast as 0 percent. The latest weather-maker once headed this way has turned more toward the northwest. Central Oregon, 700 miles north of Kaweah Country, for example, has rain in the forecast every...

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