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

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The lot adjacent to the Three Rivers Post Office that is the proposed site of the community's newest hotel.
  An appropriately zoned property for a new hotel has been located and a site plan submitted by the developer to the Tulare County Resource Management Agency. All that’s left to do is the environmental review process that will include an environmental impact report.  Why an EIR? Because a new hotel development that plans to build more than 100 units adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River...
Looking toward the escarpment that contains Mount Darwin from Evolution Lake, which is where a 30-year-old climber died on September 7.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Sierra Crest September 9— A 30-year-old male was reported overdue at 8 a.m. after last being seen around noon the day before at Trail Crest. The individual split from the rest of his party to ascend Mount Whitney via the trail and failed to return. He had no tent or sleeping bag. He walked out six hours later without assistance.   KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK   Grant Grove...
Taking advantage of calm weather and a lower pool, a standup paddle boarder (SUP) and her best friend navigate Lake Kaweah.
  Summer 2016 is about to head into the blazing-hot sunset. The autumnal equinox takes place Thursday, Sept. 22.  It will be a full Harvest Moon tonight. To astronomers, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the September equinox. For farmers bringing in the harvest before the days of tractor lights, it meant they could work on in the fields, bringing in the crops by moonlight.  With the...
Nathan McGuigan (right) demonstrated the state-of-the-art lighting and sound in Woodlake High’s newly renovated Performing Arts Building to the Woodlake Unified School District board members and administrators this week.
  The final Measure C project — the remodeling of Woodlake High School’s Performing Arts Building — is rapidly nearing completion. As soon as next week, Drew Sorensen, Woodlake Unified School District superintendent, said he expects to sign off on the notice of completion for the $513,000 construction project.  All that’s left to do is install the stage curtains and carpeting in the venue that...
Gaynor McKee cuts out the picture of her favorite HSJB member and 
longtime sweetheart (married to Earl for over 65 years) from the band’s birthday cake. (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
    At a gala party and concert, hosted by Sierra Traditional Jazz Club on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, Three Rivers’s BEST band (so-crowned year after year in the Commonwealth’s Best of Kaweah Country readers’ poll) — High Sierra Jazz Band — celebrated 40 years of playing in Three Rivers and around the world. Forty years! That means that Earl McKee, Three Rivers native, an original HSJBer, and...
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  WEEK 2 If you went straight from the easy chair to beginning this training program last week you may have felt some discomfort, which, as was explained last week, is your body’s way of trying to convince you that movement is a bad idea. You may have experienced some soreness and tightness in your muscles. The soreness will dissipate as you get stronger; the tightness can be worked out with...
Sue Sherwood and her eighth-grade class from Three Rivers Union School.
  As the National Park Service was celebrating its 100th year in August, Sue Sherwood, superintendent of Three Rivers Union School and teacher, took her eighth-grade class on a field trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the neighboring Giant Sequoia National Monument. While there, they explored the Big Trees and learned about the cultural and natural history of these famous groves...
  Tulare County Area Transit (TCaT) has established the Try-TCaT New Rider Discount Program, which offers discounted transit passes to new transit riders living in unincorporated areas of Tulare County.  To qualify for the discounted rate, prospective riders must: —Be a new rider to the TCaT system, which means:  1. You have not previously purchased a T-Pass or TCaT-only Pass; and 2. You have not...
  Sequoia National Park officials were meeting this week to determine how they will address more than 110 violations that have occurred at the Clover Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility in Sequoia National Park since 2008. Waste discharge requirements at the Clover Creek facility are regulated by a 1985 Tulare County Order 88-031.  The violations were outlined in a letter dated August 31 and...
Buckeye Tree Lodge in Three Rivers, Calif.
  Three Rivers-based Buckeye Tree Lodge and Sequoia Village Inn have filed a class action lawsuit accusing Expedia Inc., an online travel company, of a bait-and-switch scam that lures customers away from certain properties and redirects the bookings to lodgings that pay the reservation giant a booking fee. The 23-page complaint, dated August 17, 2016, was filed by the Patterson Law Group of San...

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