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

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  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...
  After reports of several late ambulance calls in Three Rivers, Supervisor Kuyler Crocker requested that the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) make public the ambulance response times for 2017. In the county contract with Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency (CCEMSA), it stipulates that response times be within 15 minutes with some leeway for outlying areas...
Lake Kaweah is reverting back to the Kaweah River as the reservoir continues its annual decline.
  The last day of summer was a wet one. A chilly morning storm brought .38 inches of rain to the 1,000 foot elevation level of Three Rivers. And today is the first day of fall, y’all! The autumn equinox officially occurs at 1:02 pm today (September 22). Most likely, the Sierra foothills are done with the triple-digit temperatures for the year, but it will get warm again. The 90s will return by...
Jennifer Malone explains the native plant materials used in basket-weaving. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  California Native American Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Friday in September. Each year during this time, the Three Rivers Historical Museum provides an interpretive event for area schoolchildren so they may experience the distinctive cultures of California Indian people firsthand. The multi-day event features traditional Native American songs, music, art, and food.
  When the Three Rivers Ambulance disbanded in 2010 after more than a half-century of service, those involved with this all-volunteer, nonprofit, community resource knew that emergency response times, especially in the outlying areas of Three Rivers, would never be the same. But the beloved local volunteer ambulance had no choice; its EMT I and II responders could not meet new state regulations...
On Tuesday morning (September 12), smoke from the Pier Fire, as seen from Lake Kaweah, formed a dense wall that was pushed up and from the south by an approaching cold front.
  WEATHER WATCH: Thunder and lightning and wind, oh my! Cooler temperatures and shorter days have arrived too. The telltale signs of fall are here. There is a forecast that shows an early-season storm dropping snow in the highest reaches of the Sierra. And this requires a warning for those planning on fall hiking in the backcountry to be prepared for occasional freezing nights, always anticipate...

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