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  Photo #1:  Cutting the symbolic ribbon on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the grand opening of Three Rivers’s newest business, collaboratively known as The Barn, are the stakeholders (from left to right), John Chappell, 3R Velo; Wendy McKellar, Wendy McKellar Art; Erick Sauer, retail manager of the Parks Project; Dayna Higgins, Gathered; and Molly Lawson, Sage Roots.   Photo #2:  Laura Harrison’s fourth...
Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin
  There’s no hotter ticket on Broadway or off than for the staging of music. Musicals like Book of Mormon, Lion King, Frozen, and Hamilton play to packed houses somewhere every night. At one time earlier this year, it was even possible to attend Broadway shows inspired by Jimmy Buffett — Escape to Margaritaville — then the next night see Springsteen on Broadway. Bruce is currently in residence,...
The campsite. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Backcountry Horsemen of California invite the public to attend an open house at the Wolverton Stock Camp in Sequoia National Park on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The Wolverton Stock Camp, which opened to the public in August, is the first of several to be implemented as part of the Wilderness Stewardship Plan, approved in 2015, which...
Terry Pratt, his wife Noelle, and an Emmy Award that he won for his work on ‘Life Below Zero.’ (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  EMMY AWARD 2018 Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program   And the winner is: • Life Below Zero •  • Series Body Of Work •  National Geographic - BBC Studios   Danny Day, Director of Photography John Griber, Director of Photography Mike Cheeseman, Director of Photography Simeon Houtman, Director of Photography Terry Pratt, Director of Photography Rob Gowler, Camera Operator David...
  When Manuel Guzman’s five-year-old German shepherd died Monday, Sept. 17, from wounds suffered in a mauling from what he described as a large pit bull, he had no idea how difficult it would be to get Tulare County Animal Control to service the case. First, he was told that if an officer was sent out to the Cherokee Oaks neighborhood in Three Rivers where the attack took place, the subject dog...
Fall colors at 8,000 feet in the southern Sierra.
  WEATHER WATCH - Weekly forecast: If your bones are creaking, here’s why. There are showers in the forecast! This will be the first rain since early May when .10 was recorded. With the dip in the temperatures, this could also be the October surprise that routinely catches backpackers in the Sierra high country unaware when the Indian summer turns to winter overnight with snow, winds, and...
Karl Coffman, SCE hydro mechanic operator, opens the water-release valve at Upper Monarch Lake.
  Driving through Three Rivers and entering Sequoia National Park, one can’t help but notice at least two power houses (Kaweah numbers 1 and 3) and sections of flumes that furnish water to all three local powerhouses (Kaweah No. 2 is off the main highway on Kaweah River Drive).   Together, the three generating stations are capable furnishing 8.5 megawatts of clean, sustainable energy. That’s four...
Bogey the German shepherd who was attacked by some roaming dogs in front of his Cherokee Oaks home.
  Just after midnight on Sunday, Sept. 16, Manuel Guzman heard a commotion outside his home on Cherokee Oaks Drive in Three Rivers. When he grabbed his flashlight and went out his door he saw the aftermath of what turned out to be a fatal attack on his five-year-old German shepherd companion, Bogey.    After Guzman was able to chase off a large black dog of an unidentified breed, an unidientified...
The parking lots at trailheads, such as this one at the Sawtooth trail during Labor Day weekend, will soon be empty and the hardworking National Park Service stock will be transported to pastures at lower elevations as summer comes to a close in the high country.
  SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK   Ash Mountain September 10— Rangers responded to an individual who tripped, fell, and was having difficulty getting up off the ground. He was assessed, treated, and released at the scene.   September 12— Rangers responded to a 45-year-old male who had fallen and dislocated his shoulder. He was driven to the Ash Mountain entrance station where he requested help. Rangers...
Fall foliage.
  The first day of fall arrives Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6:54 pm.   The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the equator. Equinox means “equal night,” so on this day, most places on Earth will have about 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.   Over the next three months in the Northern Hemisphere, the daylight hours will continue to shorten until December’s winter...

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