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Looking west on the Kaweah Country Run course.
  The weather is always problematic when an outdoor event is scheduled for late November or December. Last year, the deluge on the Saturday after Thanksgiving caused the Kaweah Country Run/Walk to be postponed a week and rescheduled for the first Saturday in December.       The weather forecast   Last year’s date worked out well. Lots of participants told event organizers that Thanksgiving...
DANCING AROUND THE SUBJECT: Three Rivers School students perform to a packed house.
  Parents, other family members, friends, and school staff crowded into Three Rivers School’s McDowall Auditorium gymnasium last week for a performance of “The Human Body” by students. The Thursday evening (Nov. 16) event was the culmination of several weeks of fitness and lessons on the science of the human body, led by Colleen Macomber, founder and artistic director of Creative Arts Momentum...
  In support of the Every Kid in a Park program, Sequoia National Forest will offer one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-grade students who present a valid paper voucher or EKIP pass. The student must be present to obtain a tree.    Visit www.everykidinapark.gov to print out a student voucher. Bring the voucher to the Sequoia National Forest headquarters in Porterville (1839 S. Newcomb St.)...
  Thanksgiving launches the holiday season, and out come our Christmas trees, our menorahs,  and adornments of lights, music, and gifts. Of course, for Christians, the greatest gift of all is the birth of Christ.    The last several years have provided me a new awareness of the gift-giving season. These days, I genuinely celebrate #GivingTuesday, an international day that always falls on the...
  In December 2014, a two-part article was published in The Kaweah Commonwealth in advance of the nascent Three Rivers Alzheimer’s (and related dementias) Family Caregiver Support Group, which began meeting in January 2015. Almost three years later, the peer support group, facilitated by Elizabeth Holliday, CMT, continues to be held twice monthly. The group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s...
Matt McWilliams, owner, and Dayna Higgins, assistant, toast the new Three Rivers Brewing Company.
  This November has been busier than most shoulder-season months as park visitation, especially on weekends, remains up.    There have been quite a few changes on the local business front since summer. And one new business that burst onto the scene is making quite a splash.      Three Rivers Brewery   Three Rivers may have been the last small town of any significance anywhere to not have its own...
Aaron Falk and Cole Karr (left to right, back), field representatives for Congressman Kevin McCarthy, take note of concerns voiced by Three Rivers residents.
  Park fees, health insurance, and bipartisanship were the key topics at the now-bimonthly Three Rivers 23rd congressional district field office meeting. Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) was represented by district representatives Cole Karr and Aaron Falk on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15, in the Mineral King Room at Three Rivers Historical Museum.   The Department of the Interior...
  One year ago, on November 18, 2016, I received the life-altering call: “You’re on the list.”    I was now in line for a double lung transplant at UC San Francisco Medical Center, where I’d been commuting to since 2013 until finally coming to the conclusion that I was out of options.    At 57 years of age, I had images of missing my daughters thriving in their chosen professions, flowing oh-so-...
'Tis the season for beautiful mountain light.
  An atmospheric river is again taking aim at California and instead of elation for the rain and snow there is grave concern because downpours are tracking for Napa Valley. Still recovering from fires that scorched the earth last month, now they brace for mudslides. Three Rivers remains on the southern boundary of the storm so how much precipitation is guesswork. Current indications are for a...
Some of the Riata Ranch alumni who gathered Saturday, Nov. 11, for a 60-year reunion in Three Rivers.
  Dozens of Riata Ranch alumni gathered along with family and friends at the Three Rivers Memorial Building on Saturday evening, Nov. 11, for a reunion celebrating the 60th anniversary of the storied organization’s founding. Surrounded by a pop-up museum of Riata Ranch memorabilia, former students, performance team members, and Riata parents reminisced and recounted many memories from the six...

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