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

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  Family HealthCare Network’s team of Covered California certified enrollment counselors are preparing for the 2019 Covered California renewal and open enrollment period. The renewal period is from October 15, 2018, through December 15, 2018, with an effective date of January 1, 2019; and December 16, 2018, through January 15, 2019, for an effective date of February 1, 2019. Covered California’s...
  At its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Three Rivers Union School board  of trustees moved decisively to fill two upcoming vacancies. Since no candidates filed to officially run for the vacant seats in the November. 6 election, the board exercised its authority to call for applicants and make the appointments.    Four qualified residents — David Karplus, Erin Leedy, Peter Mestaz, and Anne...
  After a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 27, and a 10-day period in which an Animal Control Services officer had to render a decision, the Three Rivers owners of a pit bull involved in a fatal mauling of a neighbor’s German shepherd last month were notified by the department of its decision.   The hearing officer found the owners negligent and that they failed to maintain proper restrictive measures...
The high country in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks awaits the winter snows. At the end of September, all wilderness rangers closed up their stations and headed to the front country as Summer 2018 came to a close.
  WEATHER WATCH: Well, that little bout of fall weather last week has been bullied away by a ridge of high pressure that will let a little taste of summer creep back in. There is no precipitation in the local forecast for the next couple of weeks. The local parks are preparing for winter, however. The Mineral King Road will close for the season at about the 10-mile mark on Wednesday, Oct. 30. In...
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  Woodlake High School’s cross country team held its annual invitational meet at Lake Kaweah on Saturday, Oct. 6, fielding varsity teams from Lindsay, Porterville, Yosemite (Oakhurst), Woodlake, and Kingsburg to compete in the 5K (3.1 miles) distance race that takes place on a part-pavement/part-dirt course in the lake bottom.   Photo #1: Andres Lemus (no. 136), sophomore, was WHS’s top varsity...
  In photo: Captain Tim Scoville, Tulare County Fire Department, serves Nadine Steel of Three Rivers her “Drive-thru BBQ” meal on Saturday, Oct. 6, a fundraiser for the Three Rivers Historical Society and Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters.
Alize Gonzales’s first-place Raven and other seventh-grade art. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  On display during the 1st Saturday birthday commemoration in McDowall Auditorium at Three Rivers Union School on October 6 were works of art by students. Judges Nikki Crain, Earl Thompson, and Barbara Thompson awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Honorable Mentions to the students.   Also on this day, 1st Saturday organizers recognized Three Rivers artist Nadi Spencer, the founder of 1st...
WEATHER PERMITTING: A dramatic and vibrant double rainbow on Tuesday morning was seen from the upper Kaweah canyon, such as this view from the Sierra King neighborhood off Mineral King Road.
  WEATHER WATCH: Much-needed precipitation will be knocking the dust down and cleaning up the air quality around Three Rivers for the coming week. No telling how much rain this weather disturbance will bring, but the weather change is a welcome one. Thunder is possible Saturday as a cold air mass pushes the warm stuff out.    Lows will be near freezing in the mornings. Overall, there will be 20-...
Christian (left) and Shannon Lewis manage reservations on their solar-powered computer.
  It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about how beautiful it is in Three Rivers and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Although credit for the natural beauty that surrounds this community goes to a higher authority, we certainly must take responsibility for its care and upkeep.    And that is another reason why Three Rivers is so special. Many in Three Rivers also see themselves as...
The good news is: there were no structure firs in Three Rivers during September.
  The Tulare County Fire Department call volume from Three Rivers decreased from 22 calls for service in August to 19 in September. TCFD personnel responded to two separate “snakes in a residence” calls during the month.    Here are the calls for assistance during September for the community of Three Rivers:     Power Line Down- 1   Vegetation/Grass Fires- 0   Public Service Assist- 2   Trash/...

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