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

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  CITY OF DARK MAGIC Magnus Flyte Penguin x 464 pages $16 paper x Nov. 27, 2012 When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Soon after she arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all...
The storm that dumped the moisture this week contained a warm edge that produced rain in the mountains to 8,000 feet. By Wednesday evening, temperatures had sufficiently dropped to make snow above 6,000 feet. Elevations above 7,500 feet received six inches of snow overnight; locales in the foothills received their long-awaited dousing of moisture in the form of one-half inch of rain. Unsettled...
  Danny Boiano, National Park Service wildlife biologist, stated his agency’s case for more species restoration in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks during a public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Three Rivers Arts Center. The critters to be restored are two distinct and threatened species of yellow-legged frogs that, because of declining numbers, are now found only in two places:...
  TRUS teacher-intern asked to resign   At a special board meeting held Friday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m., the Three Rivers Union School board of trustees voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Athena Saenz from her half-time position as the seventh-grade intern teacher. Saenz will continue as the school’s band teacher, a position she has held since 2008, and also fill in as a teacher’s aide....
The ongoing forebay project.
  All those helicopter trips that are rattling windows in parts of Three Rivers will continue a while longer as the flume is rebuilt that transports Kaweah River water to Kaweah Powerhouse No. 1 (on Sierra Drive near the Mineral King Road junction). The helicopter loads are necessary to haul materials because of the steep terrain and lack of adequate roads near the final one-half mile of the...
  At last Monday’s Three Rivers Town Hall meeting (November 4), attendees were updated on park events; met Mike Boudreaux, Tulare County acting sheriff; and participated in an interactive planning session using mixed media that soon will be the standard for all public meetings.   National Parks— Dana Dierkes, public information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, led off the...
For those who took advantage of Indian summer and ventured across the Generals Highway into Kings Canyon this past week, they may have noticed the new concessioner. Effective November 1, lodging, retail, food and beverage service in Cedar Grove and Grant Grove are now being operated by Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts.  No stranger to the local national parks, DNC has been operating in...
A National Park Service firefighter works to extinguish a human-caused fire in the Redwood Mountain Grove.
The Fallen Goliath wildfire was discovered Wednesday, April 23. It is located along the southern edge of the Hart Tree Loop Trail, about three miles from the trailhead, in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park. The fire has been determined to be human-caused. It is burning in the Fallen Goliath and has been confined to the immediate area. The Fallen Goliath is a dead and down...
League champs: The undefeated TRUS baseball team. Front row (left to right): Cody Pelham, Avery Thorn, Jakob Bischoff, Jordan Price, Clayton Vincent, Carson Beedle, Brendan Pack, Sayem Hossain. Back row 9l-r): Matt Miller (coach), Frank Capalare (head coach), Gabe Scharn, Dillon Howell, Dylan Mills, Henry Hagen, Cal Williams, Edmund Pena (coach).
Nobody can remember the last time it happened, but it’s been at least two decades since the Three Rivers Union School Eagles won league championships in baseball and softball in the same season. The boys’ baseball team, coached by Frank Capalare, finished undefeated with a record nine wins and no losses. According to Coach Frank, the secret of their baseball success was the combination of a few...

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