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

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  Meth addiction, like its more publicized counterpart of late — prescription drugs — is out of control and there is little help available to curb addiction. Methamphetamine has been a Tulare County fixture for decades and is especially prominent in lower income, disadvantaged communities.    In Three Rivers, it’s like the elephant in the room — most residents know it is here and experience it...
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  When Mike Boudreaux was elected Tulare County Sheriff in 2014 he promised to make regular visits to the monthly Town Hall meetings in Three Rivers. Last Monday’s meeting (October 2) at the Three Rivers Memorial Building was one of those appearances, and Sheriff Boudreaux was the first speaker on a busy agenda.   Boudreaux spoke on several department firsts that he described as accomplishments...
  PHOTO CAPTION: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) aboard Air Force One with President Trump (left) during a trip this week to Las Vegas to visit with victims and first responders of the October 1 mass shooting there. Three Kern County residents were among those killed when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing at least 59 and wounding nearly 500. A...
Lumpia Hut will serve up Filipino cuisine during the Food Truck Fest. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  A variety of food will roll into College of the Sequoias event The College of the Sequoias Foundation and volunteer coordinator Elizabeth LaMar of Three Rivers are bringing food trucks, live music, and dance, games, and more to the COS quad this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 7) for the inaugural Food Truck Fest on the Visalia campus.  All proceeds will benefit the COS Theatre Arts program.  ...
  PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right: Ramon Lara, city administrator; Drew Sorensen, superintendent, Woodlake Unified School District; Joe Martinez, councilmember; Luis Lopez, councilmember; Frances Ortiz, councilmember; Mike Navarro, member, Woodlake Lions Club; Larry Ivey, member, Woodlake Lions Club; Rudy Mendoza, councilmember.     Civic dignitaries turned the first shovels of dirt on Woodlake...
  On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, Woodlake High School’s varsity girls’ tennis team competed in the Visalia Invitational Tennis Tournament. Katie Pfaff (in photo center, back), a Three Rivers senior and WHS’s number-one singles player, placed second in the tournament. As a team, the Lady Tigers received first place (Division 2). The Tigers team is coached by Mike Judson (head coach), Ann...
A screen capture of a YouTube video taken by backpackers at Jennie Lake on Saturday, Sept. 2, that shows the exact moment that lightning struck a father and his two young children.  (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  A Pacific Grove father, Christopher Lovera, 51, chose Jennie Lake in Giant Sequoia National Monument to introduce his two children, Aidan, 12, and Nadia, 9, to the joys of backpacking. Jennie Lake, at 9,300 feet is a moderate 12-mile out and back hike located between Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.   Lovera figured Jennie Lake was a scenic weekend destination that they would always...
The trail junction in the Sierra Crest backcountry district of Kings Canyon National Park.
  September 5 - 18, 2017   SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain   September 16— A 47-year-old female was complaining of nausea at the Foothills Visitor Center. She was transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta.   High Sierra   September 13— Rangers responded to a disoriented hiker at Precipice Lake who had lost vision in one eye and had numbness along the left side of his body. An EMT was flown to...
The cost of an annual pass for Sequoia-Kings Canyon is could increase to $60 on January 1, 2018.
  There is a variety of options for passes to national parks, which provide a discounted entrance fee and the convenience of not having to dig out cash or a credit card every time one enters a park. One selection is the park-specific annual pass, which is especially beneficial to those residing near a national park.   The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks annual pass currently has a going...
interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addresses the media during a visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in May 2017.
  According to a Washington Post article published Monday, Sept. 18, a leaked memo written by Ryan Zinke, Interior secretary, revealed more of his department’s findings regarding a review mandated by an executive order issued by President Trump in April.  In addition to a report released in August in which Zinke urged the federal government to reduce the boundaries of four large national...

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