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

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Front row, left to right: Dodie Marshall, Eileen Farrell, Gaynor McKee, Carol Rookstool, Bonnie Lasswell, Louise Jackson. Back row, l-r: Tom Marshall, Steve Bennett, Jack Rookstool, Sheridan King, Bob Tomlinson. Not pictured: Tom Golden, Rachelle Ledbetter.
  For the second year, Three Rivers residents who have earned the esteemed title of "Elder" were interviewed and documented over the past several months by the nonprofit Aging in Community-Three Rivers volunteers. At a public event held in their honor on Sunday, Nov. 11, at St. Anthony Retreat, these seniors were recognized individually for their lifetime of achievements and accomplishments.  ...
Assistant varsity football coaches Manny Martinez (left) and Jerald Alvarez hold the chart of team goals that shows all have  been met except for two. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Coach Jeff Johnson and his staff set some goals for the Woodlake Tigers varsity football team in 2018. At the top of their agenda was to get used to beating Exeter.    On August 24, they checked that goal off the list with a win against their arch rivals 28-15. This was the first win for Tiger varsity football against Exeter in 15 years.   The next week, Woodlake came out flat and suffered a...
Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks
  As of Monday, Nov. 12, Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, has been reassigned to assume the duties of Grand Canyon National Park’s superintendent. Smeck said the temporary appointment could last for up to 120 days. Smeck was called on to replace Grand Canyon's current superintendent, Christine Lehnertz, who has been temporarily reassigned outside Grand...
Erik Meyer (Click arrows to see additional photos.)
  Over a two-day period, staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks welcomed scientists who have conducted research in the southern Sierra Nevada to St. Anthony Retreat in Three Rivers where the esteemed guests shared their research findings that will assist in determining the future of stewardship in their various realms of expertise. Topics addressed during the presentations Wednesday and...
  Measure E, the Three Rivers Union School bond, was approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday, Nov. 6, by local voters. The $4 million school bond passed with 64% of the vote in unofficial returns.    A school bond election gives a community an opportunity to vote on paying for the construction and renovation of school facilities. It is basically a request to give the elected board of trustees the...
Three Rivers is in the process of forming a Fire Safe Council that will assist in reducing the risk of wildfire in the community.
  There’s probably no greater wildfire threat in the nation than the situation that exists in California foothills communities.  Last Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 40 local residents gathered in the sanctuary of Community Presbyterian Church to hear how one statewide agency — the Fire Safe Council — is reaching out to California residents to promote community awareness and access the ways and means...
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  Recent community-wide planned power outages were the first clue that Southern California Edison was up to something in Three Rivers. This week, as SCE's pole-replacement project continues on South Fork Drive, crews staged at the Rookstool ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 6, on the South Fork as they prepared to utilize a helicopter to install three fiberglass poles between mile markers 4 and 5.  
The path that leads to the North Fork of the Kaweah River in the BLM-Paradise area.
  On Friday, Nov. 2, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a report that a vehicle had been parked in the "No Parking" zone along the roadside near the Bureau of Land Management's Paradise area, six miles up North Fork Drive. The car reportedly had been at the location for a couple of days.   A search of the river below where the car was parked revealed the partially submerged body...
Location: A 1-mile section between the Amphitheater Point Overlook (11 miles from the Sequoia National Park entrance station in Three Rivers) and Crystal Cave Road.    Pay attention to this current schedule to plan your trips up and down the Generals Highway with minimal delays. There is currently an all-night closure scheduled from Friday-Tuesday. Each day is different so pay close attention to...
This is an image from the Internet of a "Mastiff/Staffordshire Terrier mix" dog. The missing dog, Choco, will have these features but is dark brown in color.
  Tulare County Animal Services of the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is asking for assistance from the Three Rivers community in locating a vicious dog named “Choco” that was stolen from the City of Visalia Animal Care Center sometime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, and before 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5.    The animal is a "vicious and dangerous animal," as defined in Tulare...

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