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

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Aging in Community-Three Rivers consists of (left to right): Elizabeth Holliday, movie program coordinator and board members Susan Darsey, Ginni Lippire, Marilee Stevens, and Grace Klassen.
Recognition Night Thursday, April 9, 5-10 pm Annual dinner-dance with music by  High Sierra Jazz Band 2018 honorees: Aging in Community -Three Rivers   The Three Rivers Lions Club precedes the Jazzaffair weekend with a Thursday night celebration of dining and dancing while honoring a community volunteer. The 2018 honorees of the annual Recognition Night will be the Aging in Community board of...
Kirsten Killian's award-winning agri-science project.
  As part of their partnership with the Future Farmers of America (FFA), Woodlake High School’s agricultural education program has placed three outstanding students in the Agriscience Fair state competition, scheduled for April 22 to 24 in Anaheim.    The Fair is one of the FFA’s 25 Career Development Events that prepare students for 250 careers in agriculture, ranging from communications to...
A low-intensity prescribed fire burns the forest floor in the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park in May 2017.
  The Fire and Fuels Management Program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced this week the planned prescribed burns and mechanical treatments for 2018. Sequoia-Kings Canyon mechanical fuels treatments, prescribed burns, and lightning-caused wildfires managed for multiple objectives all play a role in protecting highly valued resources and assets.    A summary of 2017— During the...
  Foxtails are a type of seed cluster found in a small group of weed plants. They are commonly found in California, including foxtail grasses, barley, and millets. While these weeds may seem harmless, animal owners should be vigilant to keep their pets away from plant awns. Covered with microscopic projections, foxtails pose severe health risks to animals as they migrate into tissue causing...
The washed out bridge and river near Paradise Valley in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park.
  The Rae Lakes Loop is a popular backpacking route that begins and ends at Roads End in the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. In the winter of 2016-2017, due to heavy snowfall and high water, a major bridge on the 46-mile route was washed away.    The bridge spanned the South Fork of the Kings River, a significant waterway. This hindered hikers who planned to hike the loop as well...
Rachelle Ledbetter (seated) on the field at Dodgers Stadium with (from left to right) daughters Meaghan and Sierra and husband Steve. (Click arrows for addition photo)
  April 1, 2018. Springtime. The time of renewal, rebirth, spring equinox, the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ, the beginning of National Donate Life Month, April Fool’s Day. And, of course, the beginning of baseball season and the day my Dodger Blue Wish was granted.   Dodger Blue Wishes is a program designed to inspire and create an unforgettable experience for Dodgers fans who have a...
  On Tuesday, March 27, as Spring Break was kicking into high gear, the lineup to the park entrance station reached a mile down the highway as visitors clamored to make the most of their vacation time in Sequoia National Park. Road construction on the Generals Highway has commenced once again causing delays 11 miles beyond the park entrance. On Monday through Thursday, traffic is allowed to pass...
Following several inches of rain in as many days, a rockslide occurred Friday, March 23, on Highway 198 at Lake Kaweah. (Click arrow for additional photo)
  Even mired in long-term drought and receiving only half of the normal precipitation for a typical season, a cycle of storms can cause some life-threatening situations.    On Friday, March 23, just after 1 p.m., more than six tons of rock came crashing down, covering a portion of the eastbound lane and shoulder of Highway 198 near Lake Kaweah. The slide occurred just east of Lemon Hill (Kaweah...
  The gorgeous Three Rivers scenery is distraction enough for most drivers, especially first-time tourists who want to take in the view and check out roadside businesses at the same time. Now add a bear into the mix that suddenly ambles out onto the roadway trying to cross the highway to access the river.    Since 2015, five bears have been hit and killed on Sierra Drive, and that’s only the ones...
It's that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming on the hillsides!
  The temperature has reached the 80-degree mark for the first time in 2018. With these first warm days, keep eyes peeled to the ground as snakes will be venturing out of their dens during daylight hours.   Easter morn will be cool but dry for those attending early-morning services.   The next chance of rain is Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, with a quarter-inch forecast for Friday in the foothills...

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