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

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WEATHER PERMITTING: A dramatic and vibrant double rainbow on Tuesday morning was seen from the upper Kaweah canyon, such as this view from the Sierra King neighborhood off Mineral King Road.
  WEATHER WATCH: Much-needed precipitation will be knocking the dust down and cleaning up the air quality around Three Rivers for the coming week. No telling how much rain this weather disturbance will bring, but the weather change is a welcome one. Thunder is possible Saturday as a cold air mass pushes the warm stuff out.    Lows will be near freezing in the mornings. Overall, there will be 20-...
Christian (left) and Shannon Lewis manage reservations on their solar-powered computer.
  It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about how beautiful it is in Three Rivers and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Although credit for the natural beauty that surrounds this community goes to a higher authority, we certainly must take responsibility for its care and upkeep.    And that is another reason why Three Rivers is so special. Many in Three Rivers also see themselves as...
The good news is: there were no structure firs in Three Rivers during September.
  The Tulare County Fire Department call volume from Three Rivers decreased from 22 calls for service in August to 19 in September. TCFD personnel responded to two separate “snakes in a residence” calls during the month.    Here are the calls for assistance during September for the community of Three Rivers:     Power Line Down- 1   Vegetation/Grass Fires- 0   Public Service Assist- 2   Trash/...
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  Photo #1:  Cutting the symbolic ribbon on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the grand opening of Three Rivers’s newest business, collaboratively known as The Barn, are the stakeholders (from left to right), John Chappell, 3R Velo; Wendy McKellar, Wendy McKellar Art; Erick Sauer, retail manager of the Parks Project; Dayna Higgins, Gathered; and Molly Lawson, Sage Roots.   Photo #2:  Laura Harrison’s fourth...
Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin
  There’s no hotter ticket on Broadway or off than for the staging of music. Musicals like Book of Mormon, Lion King, Frozen, and Hamilton play to packed houses somewhere every night. At one time earlier this year, it was even possible to attend Broadway shows inspired by Jimmy Buffett — Escape to Margaritaville — then the next night see Springsteen on Broadway. Bruce is currently in residence,...
The campsite. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Backcountry Horsemen of California invite the public to attend an open house at the Wolverton Stock Camp in Sequoia National Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The Wolverton Stock Camp, which opened to the public in August, is the first of several to be implemented as part of the Wilderness Stewardship Plan, approved in 2015, which...
Terry Pratt, his wife Noelle, and an Emmy Award that he won for his work on ‘Life Below Zero.’ (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  EMMY AWARD 2018 Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program   And the winner is: • Life Below Zero •  • Series Body Of Work •  National Geographic - BBC Studios   Danny Day, Director of Photography John Griber, Director of Photography Mike Cheeseman, Director of Photography Simeon Houtman, Director of Photography Terry Pratt, Director of Photography Rob Gowler, Camera Operator David...
  When Manuel Guzman’s five-year-old German shepherd died Monday, Sept. 17, from wounds suffered in a mauling from what he described as a large pit bull, he had no idea how difficult it would be to get Tulare County Animal Control to service the case. First, he was told that if an officer was sent out to the Cherokee Oaks neighborhood in Three Rivers where the attack took place, the subject dog...
Fall colors at 8,000 feet in the southern Sierra.
  WEATHER WATCH - Weekly forecast: If your bones are creaking, here’s why. There are showers in the forecast! This will be the first rain since early May when .10 was recorded. With the dip in the temperatures, this could also be the October surprise that routinely catches backpackers in the Sierra high country unaware when the Indian summer turns to winter overnight with snow, winds, and...
Karl Coffman, SCE hydro mechanic operator, opens the water-release valve at Upper Monarch Lake.
  Driving through Three Rivers and entering Sequoia National Park, one can’t help but notice at least two power houses (Kaweah numbers 1 and 3) and sections of flumes that furnish water to all three local powerhouses (Kaweah No. 2 is off the main highway on Kaweah River Drive).   Together, the three generating stations are capable furnishing 8.5 megawatts of clean, sustainable energy. That’s four...

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