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

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  At the monthly Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 7, Kerry Hydash, CEO of Family HealthCare Network, presented a rundown on the current state of the industry. She used a number of statistics to describe what is provided now (sick care) compared to what is needed (health care). Hydash, who has worked for the federally qualified FHCN for the past five years, took over for founder and former CEO...
  After the round of recent storms there was some hope that the April 1 snow survey in the high country might show a little improvement. What the surveyors found was that the water content of 32 percent ranks this year among the lowest three ever since statewide numbers were first recorded in 1930. The paltry pack comes on the heels of the third driest winter on record, the driest calendar year...
  For the past 20 years, the Three Rivers Lions Club has celebrated Recognition Night as the annual Thursday night kickoff for Jazzaffair. The gala evening has featured Lions cook shack dinners and some hot jazz served up for the early arriving badge holders, who for several days, have been circling their RVs at Lions Arena to claim their favorite sites. Along the way, Recognition Night also...
  Any Three Rivers dog owner, and all the smarter-than-average local canines, will tell you that a dog who lives in Three Rivers gets to reside in dog heaven. That’s because most dog owners live on larger lots and remote properties where dogs may run unrestrained. Although Three Rivers doesn’t have a designated dog park where the rest of the dog population may roam free within a fenced off piece...
The steep and rugged Kaweah River canyon as seen from where the Middle Fork Trail crosses Panther Creek. It is a near-vertical 300 feet to the river from this location, and it is not advised to attempt reaching the river from this location. About two miles farther up the Middle Fork Trail, there is a one-mile spur trail that provides river access.
  Omar Awaida, 13, of Long Beach, died Wednesday, March 26, at a Fresno hospital. His death was the result of injuries he sustained after falling approximately 300 feet on Saturday, March 22, near Panther Creek on the Middle Fork Trail in Sequoia National Park. Awaida, a seventh-grader at Marshall Academy of Arts in East Long Beach, was on an overnight camping trip to the Panther Creek area with...
LOW SNOW: A snowy Moro Rock looms large over the Generals Highway near Hospital Rock.
Those storms earlier this week dumped two inches of rainfall in Three Rivers and two feet of snow in the mountains above 9,000 feet. The cooler temperatures and unstable conditions are what we have referred to over the years as Jazzaffair weather. Some of the 40 previous jazz fests have featured weather from all four seasons in a single weekend. To date, seasonal rainfall in Three Rivers is 6.91...
Book One of the Endeavor Saga - Author: Alaura Shouse - Publisher: CreateSpace - February 2014 - 358 pages - Paperback, 9x6” - $15.99
  She’s a mother of two young children and assists her husband in his business. One might think that there wouldn’t be much time left in the day for Alaura Shouse to publish a novel, let alone begin another one. Although The Hiding was just released last month, Alaura is at work on the second book in what she is calling “The Endeavor Saga.” She anticipates that book two, entitled “Violent...
  Sometime after business hours on Friday, March 21, the Sequoia National History Association office at Ash Mountain in Sequoia National Park was flooded with water when a half-inch pipe to a sink broke. The catastrophe was discovered over the weekend by an employee who stopped in to pick up supplies.  It was estimated that the water had been running for at least 12 hours. After drying out the...
With a paltry season total of 5.32 inches of rainfall so far, let’s hope the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Hanford aren’t pulling an early April Fool’s Day prank. That’s because the first day of next month is the best chance for appreciable rainfall, and every drop will be vital for what is already predicted to be a long summer.     Incredible as it may seem in the midst of an...

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