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Remnants of the damaged roof above the White Horse Inn kitchen is believed to be the flashpoint of the December 20 early morning fire. The facility is currently used to cater weddings, banquets, and other special events.
  The White Horse Inn, a popular restaurant and Three Rivers landmark, was damaged by a fire that ignited shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Nobody was reported to have been in the structure at the time that the blaze broke out. Gary and Jeanne White, who own and operate the restaurant-turned-catering facility, told investigators that they had been preparing for an event earlier in the day...
 A piece of SCE penstock, probably a spare part washed away from Kaweah Hydroelectric Powerhouse No. 3 in the flood of January 1997, is currently posing an entrapment and drowning hazard, especially to kayakers and whitewater rafters. It is lodged in a class 3 rapid against an eight-foot high boulder about 500 yards below the Pumpkin Hollow Bridge. As with the I-beam (in photo left), the penstock was probably swept downstream to its present location during the high water of November 2002.
  Taking advantage of the lowest water levels of the year, several river users have been spending many hours assessing and cleaning dangerous debris from the Kaweah River.  In the Cateye Rapid, about one-third of a mile below the Dinely Bridge, a low-hanging branch was removed. A 16-foot log near the Gateway Rapid below the Pumpkin Hollow Bridge was also cut up and hauled out. “This log was a...
  Taking advantage of the lowest water levels of the year, several river users have been spending many hours assessing and cleaning dangerous debris from the Kaweah River.  In the Cateye Rapid, about one-third of a mile below the Dinely Bridge, a low-hanging branch was removed. A 16-foot log near the Gateway Rapid below the Pumpkin Hollow Bridge was also cut up and hauled out. “This log was a...
  Foothills residents who ventured outside Saturday morning, Dec. 7, were greeted by frigid temperatures in the mid 20s and the sight of an atypical landscape. Elevations at and above 1,100 feet were cloaked in a white, albeit light dusting of snow. The fast-moving cold storm (Dec. 6-7) dumped .44 inches of rain in Three Rivers that during the coldest part of the storm fell to the ground as a...
Judge Michael Sheltzer
  Michael B. Sheltzer, 57, of Visalia was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the vacancy on the Tulare County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Glade F. Roper. Michael and his wife, Sharon, resided in Three Rivers for more than a decade (from 1990 to about 2003), and their sons attended Three Rivers School. They still own a home here.  Michael has served as the public...
Remember those 100-degree temperatures this past summer? Yeah, we don’t either. Weather in a word: BRRRRRR!

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