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

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A scene from the first phase of the Cedar East Prescribed Burn that was ignited in April 2017.
  Lost Grove Prescribed Burn— On or about Sunday, Oct. 15,  Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks fire crews will ignite the 669-acre Lost Grove Prescribed Burn. The burn unit is located between Dorst Campground in Sequoia National Park and Stony Creek in Sequoia National Forest, almost entirely in designated wilderness that will be closed to the public during the fire.   It’s possible that smoke...
SCE's Three Rivers headquarters.
  The scattered power outages that have been a daily routine for Three Rivers residents somewhere since system repair work began October 1 will continue into late October. The timetable for when and where outages occur is determined by the locations where contractors are working to replace poles, according to a statement issued by the Southern California Edison corporate office in Rosemead.    In...
Yinan Wang (right) and Jie Song.
  When the Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team successfully completed the Kings River recovery of the bodies of two Thai university exchange students from Florida on September 1, they confirmed there were car parts that subsequently turned out to be another submerged vehicle nearby the accident scene. On Thursday, Oct. 5, the SAR team retrieved the second vehicle, a 2012 Ford Focus,...
On Saturday, Oct. 7, a vehicle fire occurred on Highway 180 in the Happy Gap area just outside the Kings Canyon National Park entrance.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK     Ash Mountain / Foothills   September 28— A drone was observed flying over the Ash Mountain Helibase. Rangers were unable to locate the operator. (Drones are banned in national parks. In addition, unmanned aircraft can interfere with official aviation operations so are not allowed near airports or helicopter pads.)   —Rangers conducted boundary and hunting enforcement...
  The Three Rivers Lions Club’s upcoming All Town Dinner Dance will offer more than drinks, dining, and dancing to some great music. The evening will also include a chance for everyone to celebrate and impart birthday greetings to a very special guest of honor.    There are few people who have lived in Three Rivers any length of time who haven’t been helped by Pat O’Connell. Beginning in the mid...
The paintings of Mike Riley will be on display at Cort Gallery until October 23.
  Realist and surrealist painter Mike Riley of Visalia opened an exhibition of original compositions at Cort Gallery this week. The display of immense and detailed paintings will be featured at the Three Rivers gallery until Monday, Oct. 23.    On that day, Cort Gallery will be transformed to a new exhibition: the works of Three Rivers artist Jean Mayer, who brings her photography, gourd art, and...
  Meth addiction, like its more publicized counterpart of late — prescription drugs — is out of control and there is little help available to curb addiction. Methamphetamine has been a Tulare County fixture for decades and is especially prominent in lower income, disadvantaged communities.    In Three Rivers, it’s like the elephant in the room — most residents know it is here and experience it...
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  When Mike Boudreaux was elected Tulare County Sheriff in 2014 he promised to make regular visits to the monthly Town Hall meetings in Three Rivers. Last Monday’s meeting (October 2) at the Three Rivers Memorial Building was one of those appearances, and Sheriff Boudreaux was the first speaker on a busy agenda.   Boudreaux spoke on several department firsts that he described as accomplishments...
  PHOTO CAPTION: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) aboard Air Force One with President Trump (left) during a trip this week to Las Vegas to visit with victims and first responders of the October 1 mass shooting there. Three Kern County residents were among those killed when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing at least 59 and wounding nearly 500. A...
Lumpia Hut will serve up Filipino cuisine during the Food Truck Fest. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  A variety of food will roll into College of the Sequoias event The College of the Sequoias Foundation and volunteer coordinator Elizabeth LaMar of Three Rivers are bringing food trucks, live music, and dance, games, and more to the COS quad this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 7) for the inaugural Food Truck Fest on the Visalia campus.  All proceeds will benefit the COS Theatre Arts program.  ...

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