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

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  A Visalia police detective testified on Monday, Dec. 16, at a preliminary hearing that Dameian “Luke” Gulley, 14, was strangled by his stepfather Miguel Villegas Pacheco. Pacheco, 32, of Visalia is being tried on first-degree murder charges in connection with the case. The Visalia teen’s body was discovered November 21 near Buckeye Flat Road in the Hospital Rock area of Sequoia National Park...
Danielle Belen, violinist
  It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Danielle Belen last gave a full solo recital here. True, we’ve heard her play short pieces and ensemble pieces during the Center Stage Strings music camps, but for me at least that’s not enough. It’s like taking the jacket cover for the book or a trailer for the full feature.  Danielle is a mesmerizing performer with an uncanny ability to...
When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on each January 1, it signals the start for the enforcement of new motor vehicle laws that affect everyone. Here’s a rundown of the most important new laws of 2014.  New rules of the road Assembly Bill 1317, the bicycle passing law, establishes the “Three Feet for Safety Act,” which requires drivers to allow at least a three-foot distance between their vehicle...
The New Year begins with snow and blustery winter weather for the mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. In Kaweah Country it’s more of the same. — overnight lows in the mid-30s; daytime highs in the mid-60s; clear, and dry. The sliver of a moon this weekend makes perfect timing to view the Quadrantid meteor shower, an annual January display. Peaking this weekend, astronomers say the shower will...
A tranquil pool is the reward at the end of the Marble Fork Trail.
  This is an excellent time of year to embark on a foothills hike in Sequoia National Park. And there are several from which to choose. An outing to Marble Falls (in photo) would be a worthy choice. The route begins at the north end of Potwisha Campground, climbing nearly 1,500 feet in just over 3 miles.  The trail starts along the Kaweah River’s Marble Fork, then quickly ascends high above the...
Darlene Christie, left, current Miss Woodlake, with last year’s winner, Diana Reynaga.
  For the third year, the Woodlake Valley Chamber of Commerce held a coronation ceremony for its newly crowned Miss Woodlake. The festivities took place last month at the Doris and Francis White Community Center. Reigning over Woodlake for the coming year will be Darlene Christie, who took the top royalty spot in what was reported to be a close race. First-place runner up was Carla Herrera;...
Jerry Torres, right, was presented with a regional citation for superior service by Woody Smeck, Sequoia-Kings Canyon superintendent.
  In recognition of his outstanding performance during the recent rehabilitation project on the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park, Jerry Torres, Sequoia-Kings Canyon’s facility manager for roads, vehicles, and trails, was honored during a December 12 all-employees meeting at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. The regional citation for superior service was presented by Sequoia-Kings...
A blowout of the left front tire of this Ford F150 is believed to have been the cause of the rollover crash that occurred Saturday, Dec. 21. The driver was transported to the hospital but later released.
  Two Three Rivers motorists were involved in separate rollover accidents last weekend and apparently both drivers escaped without life-threatening injury. The first of the mishaps occurred on Friday, Dec. 20, at approximately 2:30 p.m.  An 84-year-old male who lives in Three Rivers was driving a 1993 Mercedes 300E near the intersection of Old Three Rivers Drive and Highway 198. The vehicle left...

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