The occasion was part of the Mineral King Preservation Society’s Storytelling series on Sunday, Nov. 5. The monthly programs are presented in the Mineral King Room of the Three Rivers Historical Museum.
This month, Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and a cabin owner on land surrounded by the Giant Sequoia National Monument, was the featured speaker.
Tom Maier rides into town
The story of the Riata Ranch begins long before its founding six decades ago. It all started when a young Tom Maier left his North Dakota home and landed in Hollywood. As the Los Angeles Times once recounted, “There he got a job... training horses for movie stars until he could support himself bulldogging and roping calves on the rodeo circuit.”
When a car accident...
Last week’s near miss of rain and snow confirmed what weather watchers’ suspected. For the immediate forecast it’s official: California is in the grip of that dreaded stepchild La Nina.
In Kaweah Country, the effect of La Nina is like a tug-of-war between extremely dry and moderately wet. For the rest of 2017, forecasters expect storms to be deflected north, dumping what rain and snow there is...
At the Monday, Nov. 5, Town Hall meeting, a succession of speakers at the Three Rivers Memorial Building provided updates on county services and the mental health program of the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency.
Supervisor Kuyler Crocker spoke briefly on vacation rentals and what direction the county Board of Supervisors might take to deal with the dramatic increase of short-...
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.
This schedule is approximate and subject to change:
Monday-Friday, 7 am-4 pm: Traffic allowed to pass at: 7 am, 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm.
Monday-Thursday, 5-7 pm: Traffic allowed to pass at: 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm.
Lake Kaweah’s pool will be trending up slightly before a planned release around Thanksgiving.
Lake stats as of Thursday, Nov. 2: storage is at 17,842 acre feet; mean inflow is 65 cubic feet per second (cfs); outflow is 27 cfs. The lake level is slightly higher than where it was one year ago, according to Phil Deffenbaugh, Lake Kaweah general manager.
Park rangers are currently servicing the...
HOW TO PROVIDE COMMENTS:
A public comment period on the fee increases at national parks will continue through Thursday, Nov. 23.
ONLINE COMMENTS (AND DETAILED INFORMATION):
National Park Service, Recreation Fee Program
1849 C Street NW
Mail Stop: 2346
Washington, D.C. 20240
PARKS THAT ARE FACING A FEE HIKE...
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am on Sunday, Nov. 5. Before bed on Saturday, remember to TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR.
The first significant winter storm of the season is due to arrive as early as Friday afternoon and continue into Monday evening. Two separate weather systems are heading toward the region from the north.
A full Hunter’s Moon will light up the night November 3-4...
During the height of the wildfires in California’s Wine Country this month, a heart-rending story made the national news of a husband and wife, ages 100 and 98, who weren’t able to escape from their home when it caught fire.
Charles and Sara Rippey, the elderly couple who died together in the Atlas Fire, are the grandparents of Erin Farnsworth of Three Rivers and great-grandparents to Erin’s...
The National Park Service announced this week a plan to more than double the entrance fees to the most popular parks during peak seasons. Among the 18 parks that would be affected by the proposal is Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Visitors to the local parks would see rates hike from the current $30 per non-commercial vehicle to $70 during a five-month “peak season.”
To enter on a...