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

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Sonny Perdue at the World Ag Expo in Tulare on Tuesday, Feb. 13. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  When David Valadao, congressman from California’s 21st district, introduced Sonny Perdue, the United States Secretary of Agriculture and former governor of Georgia, it was apparent that this cabinet official felt right at home with the dozens of Central Valley farmers who attended Tuesday’s Town Hall meeting. Perdue opened Tuesday’s meeting at the 51st World Ag Expo in Tulare with some...
Saturday, Feb. 17, was a spring-like day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
  BRRRR! The morning temps for the next week are going to be, literally, freezing. Cold, yes, but continuing the dry trend. Though Saturday’s high of 73 degrees will feel spring-like, winter temps return for Presidents Day and beyond with a slight chance of rain in the foothills and snow flurries in the mountains. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, about a half-inch of snow fell at 7,000 feet but not even a...
  Both lanes of Sierra Drive were closed as emergency responders secured the scene and removed a 2013 GMC Terrain sport utility vehicle lying on its roof following a Tuesday, Feb. 14, accident. The accident occurred at 5:40 p.m. on Highway 198 just east of Eggers Drive.    According to information in the CHP’s preliminary report, Leo Niblett, 68, of Three Rivers, was headed eastbound when his car...
  Unlike many rural areas that have a plethora of zoning and building violations, most properties in Three Rivers have the proper permits that ensure safe occupancy. But, according to Dennis Lehman, the County of Tulare’s building and housing manager, there are always some people who, for whatever reason, choose to ignore the law.   In Three Rivers, there have been two residential properties that...
  In photo: Jenna Welch (left), outreach coordinator for State Senator Tom Berryhill, meets with Three Rivers constituents Laurie Schwaller (center) and George Tomi at Three Rivers Library on Thursday, Feb. 8.
  The Tulare County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is seeking applications from county residents interested in serving as the public member of LAFCO.      LAFCO is an independent, quasi-legislative agency that reviews city annexations and the establishment of boundaries and authorized services for numerous local agencies including fire, community services, and water districts.   ...
  During January, four Tulare County women all under the age of 65 died from influenza.    “It is with great regret that I am informing the community of deaths from influenza,” stated Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Health Officer. “The flu can have serious, life-threatening effects, including death; community members should get their vaccination as soon as possible.”   To prevent contraction or...
  State Route 245 in the Woodlake area will be closed through Wednesday, March 14. A posted detour will be available for motorists that will utilize State Route 216 (Naranjo Boulevard), Cypress Street, and Sequoia Avenue to navigate around the construction area. The reason for the closure is so that Caltrans, in cooperation with the City of Woodlake and Agee Construction, may complete a road-...
  “Forget you’re on the transplant list and live your life as best as you are able,” Dr. Hays reminded me at my recent UC San Francisco Lung Center quarterly appointment.    I had just revealed the difficulty I was experiencing emotionally after 13 months of waiting for a lifesaving transplant of two new lungs. Mine are failing, and I was questioning how much breath was left in them after six...
A Google Maps page incorrectly showing many miles of closed roads, including the community of Three Rivers and both entrances to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (all of which are open year-round). The overlay was added by The Kaweah Commonwealth in an attempt to minimize the error on its social media sites.
  Three Rivers and its gateway businesses are no strangers to shutdowns. The most serious ones occur when the federal government ceases to operate and  the nearby national parks are shuttered like they were October 2014.   Recently, Three Rivers faced a shutdown of the cyber kind. As early as Wednesday, Jan. 24, local business owners were receiving inquiries about road closures along Highway 198...

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