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

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  Measure E, the Three Rivers Union School bond, was approved overwhelmingly on Tuesday, Nov. 6, by local voters. The $4 million school bond passed with 64% of the vote in unofficial returns.    A school bond election gives a community an opportunity to vote on paying for the construction and renovation of school facilities. It is basically a request to give the elected board of trustees the...
Three Rivers is in the process of forming a Fire Safe Council that will assist in reducing the risk of wildfire in the community.
  There’s probably no greater wildfire threat in the nation than the situation that exists in California foothills communities.  Last Saturday, Nov. 3, more than 40 local residents gathered in the sanctuary of Community Presbyterian Church to hear how one statewide agency — the Fire Safe Council — is reaching out to California residents to promote community awareness and access the ways and means...
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  Recent community-wide planned power outages were the first clue that Southern California Edison was up to something in Three Rivers. This week, as SCE's pole-replacement project continues on South Fork Drive, crews staged at the Rookstool ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 6, on the South Fork as they prepared to utilize a helicopter to install three fiberglass poles between mile markers 4 and 5.  
The path that leads to the North Fork of the Kaweah River in the BLM-Paradise area.
  On Friday, Nov. 2, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a report that a vehicle had been parked in the "No Parking" zone along the roadside near the Bureau of Land Management's Paradise area, six miles up North Fork Drive. The car reportedly had been at the location for a couple of days.   A search of the river below where the car was parked revealed the partially submerged body...
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.    Pay attention to this current schedule to plan your trips up and down the Generals Highway with minimal delays. There is currently an all-night closure scheduled from Friday-Tuesday. Each day is different so pay close attention to...
This is an image from the Internet of a "Mastiff/Staffordshire Terrier mix" dog. The missing dog, Choco, will have these features but is dark brown in color.
  Tulare County Animal Services of the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is asking for assistance from the Three Rivers community in locating a vicious dog named “Choco” that was stolen from the City of Visalia Animal Care Center sometime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, and before 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5.    The animal is a "vicious and dangerous animal," as defined in Tulare...
The aftermath of a Three Rivers house fire that occurred in the early morning hours of October 26. (Click arrows for additional photos.)
  Occupants at 40994 Cherokee Oaks Drive, and the neighbors nearby, were awakened by the smell of smoke on Friday, Oct. 26, in the pre-dawn hours. It soon became apparent that the rear of the 1,900-square-foot house was on fire.    The emergency call to the dispatcher was received at 5 a.m. Within minutes Three Rivers firefighting units began arriving on the scene.    What they found was a large...
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux administered the oath of office this week to Kyle Stark (front left), Three Rivers's newest resident deputy. (Click arrows for additional photo.)
  In a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Kyle Stark, Three Rivers's newest resident deputy, was pinned by his son, Jacob, who is also a Tulare County deputy.    This week, Kyle officially rejoined the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department after a 10-year sabbatical. During the ceremony, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux announced that Kyle rejoined the department so he could take over the resident...
A single-vehicle accident occurred Saturday, Oct. 27, on Highway 198 near the entrance to Slick Rock Recreation Area.
  Two recent solo vehicle crashes where the vehicles left the roadway resulted in major damage to both cars. In one of the accidents, the driver received serious injuries.    The first crash was near Cinnamon Canyon sometime during the night of October 21 and 22. The accident occurred when Casey Hailey, 45, of Three Rivers, was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra northbound on South Fork Drive and...
The black oaks at 5,000 feet elevation are showing off their fall colors.
  No precipitation is in the forecast through the middle of November. Fire season is still in effect in Three Rivers and the Sierra foothills region. Dry, warm conditions are expected across much of California over the next couple of weeks. As the month wanes, it becomes progressively more realistic that the area will receive its first significant rainfall of the season. This will require a...

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