ANNUAL DINNER and AUCTION
SEPTEMBER 17 - 4-8 pm
THREE RIVERS MEMORIAL BUILDING
$50 PER PERSON
Each year, the Three Rivers Union School Foundation hosts a gala fundraiser that raises money for the local kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school. It’s a fun, laid-back community event that includes a silent auction with a cornucopia of items on which to bid, a spirited live...
For the families of the crash victims who have been waiting for the recovery of the remains of their loved ones for five weeks, last Friday’s daring extrication and recovery started closure and the healing process in the aftermath of a horrific accident. Their ordeal began on the night of July 26 when CHP officers and Fresno County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a traffic accident in...
The busy season is winding down in the local national parks. The snow has mostly melted and the water levels have dropped, meaning fewer backcountry emergencies.
However, as is typical, the frontcountry was crowded during the last holiday weekend of Summer 2017. This means full campgrounds and crowds at the popular attractions. It also means vehicle collisions, thefts, and DUIs; incidents that...
This wildfire season in the western U.S. appears to be on track to be another record-setter. At last count, on Thursday, Sept. 7, there were 137 large wildfires burning across 7.8 million acres.
That acreage number already exceeds the 10-year average of five million acres consumed. Currently, there are 27,256 federal, tribal, state, volunteer, and rural firefighters working 1,865 engines and...
WEATHER WATCH: Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in Tulare, Mariposa, and Madera counties due to wildfires ravaging the region. An air quality alert is also in effect for Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park due to smoke.
— REMINDER —
There is a town-wide power outage scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14,
from 2 am to 12 pm.
That extended heatwave that had nearly all of the...
Change is coming for one of Tulare County’s natural treasures, the Bravo Lake Botanical Garden. Founders and stewards Manuel and Olga Jimenez, who founded the nonprofit Woodlake Pride group, are working with City of Woodlake officials to allow a smooth transition as they step away from the daily duties required to maintain an attraction valued by residents and visitors alike.
“We hope to...
The maintenance work requiring a system-wide outage in Three Rivers that was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31, from 2 a.m. until 12 noon, has been rescheduled during the same hours for Thursday, Sept. 14. The maintenance work involves changing a setting on one of the local transformers and lowering the voltage.
Currently, the transformer is delivering a higher voltage than is needed and that...
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-Thursday, 5 am-7 am: 20-minute delays or less.
Monday-Thursday, 7 am-8 pm: Traffic passes through the construction zone at the top of each hour only. Uphill traffic...
August 21-27, 2017
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
August 26— A truck traveling southbound at Tunnel Rock stopped for pedestrians in the crosswalk. A motorcycle rounded the corner and dumped the bike to avoid the truck. The driver was uninjured and the passenger had minor injuries.
August 26— Rangers received a report of a woman who had broken her leg on the Sugarpine Trail...
It’s hot. It’s dry. There are thunderstorms. And lots of people touring around.
All of this adds up to an increased chance of fire. And there are some burning that are certain to affect people’s travel plans this holiday weekend.
The Pier Fire, located in the Tule River canyon above Springville in Giant Sequoia National Monument, has grown to over 6,000 acres since Tuesday, Aug...