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

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Dixie Dominus from Fremont (Calif.) Christian School made their first appearance at Jazzaffair and set a high standard for a youth band.(Click arrows for additional photos.)
  This year’s Jazzaffair was held Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, amid intermittent rain showers that gave way to a beautiful clear day on Sunday. The photos depict some of the highlights from the 2017 festival...
Debris burns can be useful in the foothills to minimize large amounts yard waste. But they come with a risk if all precautions aren't taken.
  Tulare County and Cal Fire units answered an emergency call on Monday, April 10, when a burn pile spread to nearby hillside at 43840 Dinely Drive. The blaze broke out at 12 p.m. and was extinguished a short time later.   On that same day, a fire also burned an outbuilding in the vicinity of the debris pile blaze. A dispatcher for Cal Fire said he could not verify if the separate calls were a...
Wildflowers are in bloom, with the peak bloom at about 2,000 feet.
  Folks in their Easter finery will stay dry during Sunday’s sunrise service as the region gets a break from wet weather and will have temperatures near average. On Monday, the next low-pressure system will begin to move in, bringing with it a chance of precipitation to Central California and snow in the Sierra above 6,000 feet for a few days.   On April 7, Gov. Brown lifted the drought emergency...
The central section of Three River,s from Three Rivers Union School (left side of photo) to North Fork Bridge with the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River flowing through the middle of it all. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
Flying over Kaweah Country on Sunday, April 9, pilot Lucky Oldfield flew a test flight of the air space the Young Eagles will experience on Saturday, May 6 (see Calendar for details). 
  In the aftermath of the deaths of Three Rivers residents last week due to suicide, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, at the request of Pastor Marilyn Creel of Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers, has scheduled a public forum on suicide prevention.    The public meeting will be held Wednesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m., in McDowall Auditorium at Three Rivers School. Noah...
  Tulare County Animal Services has a male German shepherd in quarantine while investigators determine the options for a South Fork Estates family. The dog, which reportedly has “protection training,” bit the family’s 18-month-old son who suffered a facial wound.    According to information contained in the case report, the toddler fell on the canine, injuring the animal’s right rear paw. The dog...
The Silver City Mountain Resort in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park is on schedule to open for the 2017 season on the last Friday of May.
  Michael Theune, acting public information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, announced several spring road openings for areas that are closed during winter. The road to Cedar Grove in the deepest canyon in America is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, April 28.    Theune, who made the announcements during the Three Rivers Village Foundation’s monthly town meeting on...
April showers bring... April flowers!
  Forecasters are not saying this storm series will be an encore of the atmospheric rivers that brought January and February deluges to the Southern Sierra region, but it will be a return to winter-like weather after a warm, dry March. By Friday evening (April 7), the Three Rivers environs are expecting accumulations of more than one inch of rainfall and a foot or more of new snow in the nearby...
Janene Lasswell and husband Pat.
  In the 20-plus years that the Three Rivers Lions Club has been honoring outstanding community servants, there are traits they all have in common. It’s a commitment to hard work and a desire to tirelessly help others.    Janene Lasswell, the 2017 honoree, has those traits but her story differs from past recipients. The tables were once turned and Janene was in need, much like those whom she...
Oak Grove Bridge.
  The Tulare County Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with Caltrans and the Federal Highways Administration, is proposing to rehabilitate or replace the existing Oak Grove Bridge over the East Fork of the Kaweah River. The historic bridge, built in 1923, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 6.5 miles up the Mineral King Road from State...

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