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

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Victor Mozqueda, 22. (Click arrows for a photo of the river at the scene)
  It was the second death by drowning in the same Sequoia National Park location within two weeks. Other similarities in the recent incidents include (1) the victims jumped into the river to save a child who had slipped in, (2) both children were saved, and (3) neither of the rescuers could swim so didn’t stand a chance against the swift currents and cold water of the Kaweah River’s Middle Fork...
A bear doing natural bear things in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park.
  A young, male bear was trapped and euthanized this month by Sequoia National Park wildlife officials after breaking into cabins and other offenses in the Silver City area of Mineral King. According to Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, public affairs officer at Sequoia National Park, who requested information from the park’s wildlife biologist, this bear was 2-1/2 years old and had been getting food since he...
DEADLY RIVER! The sign posted along the trail to the river where two recent fatalities due to drowning occurred. Pay heed to the warnings; they are there for a reason.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain   June 23— At about 7:15 a.m., the park was notified of a river incident occurring near the Sequoia entrance sign. Park rangers, along with Tulare County Fire, and Tulare County Sheriff, responded to the call. There was one fatality. See article on page 1 in this issue.     Lodgepole   June 19— Rangers responded to the Lodgepole Ranger Station for an ill...
Big changes are happening at Three Rivers Union  School.
  Three Rivers Union School board of trustees held a special meeting and public budget and LCAP adoption hearing Wednesday, June 27.     Superintendent recruitment set to begin   John Rodriguez of the Tulare County Office of Education gave a presentation detailing services his team can provide to the board in their search for a new TRUS superintendent/principal. Rodriguez went on to explain that...
Kuyler Crocker, Supervisor, District 1 (which includes Three Rivers).
  At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 26, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors agreed with recommendations that the Planning Commission made at a special meeting held on Wednesday, May 30.  The BOS adopted the Three Rivers Community Plan Update and certified the Final Environmental Impact Report.    The entire set of documents consists of nearly 3,000 pages after comments and responses were...
The new St. Junipero Serra Chapel at Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center will be dedicated July 1 with a free community barbecue, tours, and swimming. RSVP required. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  On Monday, May 28, Catholic dignitaries gathered at St. Anthony Retreat Center to dedicate the new St. Junipero Serra Chapel on the Santa Teresita Youth Conference Center grounds and honor Bob and Mary Hohne (in second photo, center) of Three Rivers, who donated $1 million to the project.    On Sunday, July 1, the community is invited to attend the Public Blessing of the chapel, tour the...
The Three Rivers Union School board of trustees doesn’t get a summer vacation like the students do. There’s a budget to approve, a superintendent to hire, and a facilities bond to pass.
  SPECIAL MEETING - 2018-2019 BUDGET MEETING: Wednesday, June 27, 6  pm, Three Rivers Union School library   The Three Rivers Union School board of trustees met Wednesday, June 20, for their regular meeting. Among the agenda items were some significant matters before the board that will determine the future direction of the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school.   2018-2019 budget   Reviewing...
Comfort Inn and Suites in Three Rivers. Calif.
  There’s an ongoing wastewater disposal problem at Comfort Inn and Suites in Three Rivers. For the past 20 years since the the development of the site, there has been problematic effluent. In wet years and during peak occupancy, it’s noticeable especially to nearby neighbors.    David Learned Sr. and son David, who own commercial property adjacent to Comfort Inn, place blame on the County of...
Looking upstream (in a low-water year) from the Woods Creek suspension bridge where a Pacific Crest Trail hiker ran into trouble and required a technical rescue.
  Sequoia National Park   Ash Mountain   June 16— Rangers responded to the Buckeye Flat Campground to a report of disorderly conduct. A 21-year-old male in the campsite was arrested for a warrant out of Southern California.   June 16— A 65-year-old male from Orange County was experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness, and numbness in both arms and legs while driving to Giant Forest. He returned...
If it's summer, that means everything is in bloom at Bravo Lake Botanical Garden, from the edibles to the ornamentals.
  HELLO SUMMER! The beginning of summer is a good time to review Winter-Spring 2017/18. It was the wet March that saved winter, and despite a cool, cloudy May, the period from October to April has been deemed the fifth warmest such period since the late 1800s (at least).    ABRACADABRA! Lake Kaweah is disappearing before our eyes. The reservoir level is currently dropping about 3,000 acre feet...

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