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

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The former Pogue Hotel, now in the care of the Lemon Cove Women’s Club.
  The Lemon Cove Women’s Club may be on summer hiatus, but members are already planning for its big fall fundraising event. The annual yard sale is scheduled for the first weekend in October and donations are currently be accepted.  Think of the club this summer when cleaning out closets, the garage, or a storage room. A majority of the proceeds from the club’s activities go to the upkeep and...
  It’s been just over a year since as many Sheriff’s Department vehicles came screaming up to Three Rivers with lights flashing and sirens blaring. When this happened again last weekend, it’s no wonder so many assumed it was trouble on the river. On June 27, 2013, that trouble on the river was a shoot-out at Cobble Knoll Recreation Area, a popular U.S. Army Corp of Engineers-managed river...
One day after he was reported missing, Gregg Hein was found on Thursday, July 10, lying near Davis Lake, (elevation 11,058 feet) in northern Kings Canyon National Park. Hein, 33, of Clovis departed the Florence Lake trailhead on Thursday, July 3, for a strenuous two-day hike and ascent of Mount Goddard (13,558) in Kings Canyon National Park. When searchers reached the peak, the register contained...
T.R. Bousek and Nicky French have opened the Ol’ Buckaroo.
  It’s not only the temperatures that are hot lately but businesses up and down Sierra Drive are posting impressive numbers in what looks to be the best summer season in the past seven years. July and August are traditionally the busiest months of the year but in 2014 the steady flow of visitors began in June, earlier than in the recent past. Sierra Subs and Salads of Three Rivers reported an...
The body of Danny Iglesias of Anaheim was recovered Tuesday, July 8, by divers working with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department. Iglesias, 26, was last seen swimming in the Sandy Cove area of Hume Lake on Friday, July 4. Witnesses told investigating officers that they saw Iglesias suddenly start to struggle in the water and then disappear beneath the surface. According to information in the...
Gregory Hein
  Gregory Hein, 33, of Clovis, remains the subject of an intensive interagency search in the Fresno County backcountry east of Florence Lake. Hein, reportedly an experienced backpacker, planned to embark on a solo trip to Mount Goddard in Kings Canyon National Park after parking his car near the Florence Lake Store on Thursday, July 3. Hein told family members that he planned to hike to Mt....
The President Tree on the Congress Trail in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park.
  The Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park is 20 miles from Three Rivers, takes only about an hour’s travel time, and is consistently 20 degrees or more cooler. It’s definitely the place to spend a hot, sweltering summer day.  It’s also an excellent destination for an outing during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Short of traveling 2,700 miles east to the National Mall in Washington, D....
BRANCH OUT: The extreme drought has caused mature oaks to weaken and break, and that's what happened Tuesday, July 1, when this branch came crashing down at Anne Lang's Emporium. No one was injured, but the shop's sign was a casualty and this minivan received minor damage.
  In Kaweah Country, most of the old-timers subscribe to the adage: “If you don’t like the weather just wait a day or two… it’s bound to change.” It’s early July, it’s sizzling hot, and it’s a safe bet that most folks would like that inevitable weather change sooner as opposed to later. For the next 10 days, that’s not likely to happen though admittedly 104, the forecasted average high for the...

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