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

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  Riata Ranch International proudly presents Roots, Rock, and Reggae Party Saluting America and the Arts, a Rocky Hill Entertainment event   THE VISION— Roots, Rock, and Reggae Party: Saluting America and the Arts will take the stage Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11. The event is the brainchild of professional announcer and former U.S. Marine Chad Nicholson of Three Rivers, who is CFO and a...
A grove of aspens glow in the late afternoon sun. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  The aspens, willows, cottonwoods, and more are currently boasting their autumn colors in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. The road to Mineral King is scheduled for winter closure on Wednesday, Oct. 31, so venture up soon to view the seasonal splendor.
From the Sequoia National Park entrance station (in photo), it is 12 miles and takes just over a half-hour of driving time to reach the construction zone.
  The second season of road construction along a one-mile section of the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park will begin to wind down in the next month. Work on this segment has been extensive with rehabilitation or construction of new retaining walls, improved drainage, and new pullouts, among other improvements.   With the construction season coming to an end, more time is needed to allow...
A rendering of the new road sign that is coming to Three Rivers to direct Sequoia National Park travelers away from North Fork Drive, where GPS readings have been taking them.
  If you live or spend time up North Fork Drive or the Mineral King Road, you have undoubtedly noticed vehicles with occupants who look like they are lost. They look that way because they have been lost, usually bound for Sequoia National Park and following GPS data that’s askew.    It’s true there are entrances to Sequoia National Park at the end of North Fork Drive and 11 miles up the Mineral...
State Highway 180, the only road that leads to the floor of the Kings Canyon, has been closed for the winter so Caltrans can complete some roadwork while the Kings River is running low and slow.
  Due to unexpected Caltrans road work on Highway 180, the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park will close for the season on Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., three weeks earlier than planned.    Crews will be taking advantage of low water flows to shore up the embankments along the highway. The Highway 180 closure will be just east of Hume Lake Road, about nine miles past Grant Grove.   The...
The view from Three Rivers when a prescribed fire is burning on the Giant Forest plateau in Sequoia National Park.
  UPDATE - Friday, October 19, 2018: The Sherman Prescribed Burn, scheduled for ignition on Friday, Oct. 19, was postponed by National Park Service fire managers after a test burn revealed that fuel moistures were too high, which would have resulted in a high output of smoke.   The 488-acre Sherman Prescribed Burn that was scheduled to be ignited by Sequoia National Park fire crews earlier this...
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Lodgepole   October 8— Rangers responded to the report of a stolen vehicle by a Wuksachi Lodge guest. The vehicle was found in the main lodge parking lot; the guests had forgotten where they parked the vehicle.     Mineral King   October 8— Late in the evening, rangers received a report of an overdue 32-year-old male. An initial investigation was conducted and a plan was...
RANGE OF LIGHT: A fall sunset scene in Three Rivers, Calif.
  In the aftermath of the strongest hurricane ever to come ashore in the U.S. since category ratings began, those in Kaweah Country can be thankful for having some of the best fall weather anywhere. Like the warm sunny days and cool nights? That forecast remains the same for the next 10 days. There’s a slight cooling trend for Halloween and only a slim chance for precipitation. Stack that...
The aftermath of an errant driver who crashed into Main Squeeze Market's seasonal pumpkin patch.
  When the Kirkpatrick family set up a seasonal pumpkin patch adjacent to their Main Squeeze Market in Lemon Cove they never intended it to be a drive-thru attraction. But, apparently, on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning (Oct. 9-10), that’s what happened when an errant motorist lost control of their vehicle and swerved off Highway 198.   According to Sophie Kirkpatrick, who can be found...
  In case you haven’t heard, the General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.   As of September 7, there were 19,086,589 Californians registered to vote. This is the highest total number of registered voters heading into a gubernatorial General Election in state history. According to Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, 75.81 percent of eligible Californians are registered to vote.   As...

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