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

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  Resource Management Agency planning staff has been directed by the Board of Supervisors to come up with a process for monitoring the short-term property rentals business in the county, especially as it pertains to vacation rentals in Three Rivers. Mike Washam, assistant director of RMA and chief of economic development, told the Tulare County Planning Commission at its regular meeting Wednesday...
Cedar Grove Pack Station is the only pack station still in operation in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
  The National Park Service is seeking proposals for operation of the pack station, stables, and other associated visitor services within Kings Canyon National Park. These tours provide guided horseback rides and interpretation of Kings Canyon National Park’s natural and cultural resources.    The prospectus released March 28 outlines this business opportunity, describes the existing business,...
  The spirit of collaboration thrives in Three Rivers, now visible in the newest offering for seniors.    “We’re beginning a weekly $5 Senior Lunch, available every Monday at noon starting April 2,” announced Darlene Mayfield, publicist at St. Anthony Retreat Center.    This recurring luncheon opportunity is being made possible with a grant from Land O’ Lakes and in partnership with the local...
Amanda Renteria (center) was joined by her parents, Trinidad and Helen Renteria, of Woodlake when she turned in her nomination papers for California governor at the Tulare County Elections Office this month.
  Mid-term elections are notorious for lower voter turnouts than presidential years but this year, with so much attention focused on politics, voters are likely to vote in record numbers.    High-profile races for Governor, U.S. Senator, and the U.S. congressional and state legislative seats that are contested every two years are also on the June 5 primary ballot. The top two candidates,...
Christina Lynch, novelist
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THE ITALIAN PARTY by Christina Lynch St. Martin’s Press  March 20, 2018 Hardcover, 336 pages, $25.99 Ebook, $12.99   What’s black and white and read all over Three Rivers? The new novel The Italian Party by local resident Christina Lynch, of  course.   The book dropped Tuesday, March 20, and is available at booksellers in-store and online  nationwide. The novelist will hit the road next week...
North Fork of the Kaweah River: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2018
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  WEATHER WATCH - March 23, 2018:  It’s been a crazy couple of days of weather in Kaweah Country. On Thursday afternoon, a serious thunderstorm cell parked over Three Rivers for about an hour, putting on a show of lightning and thunder before the heavens opened up and let loose with nearly an inch of rain (1,000 feet elevation) in about 15 minutes. The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River’s flow,...
Lane closures during construction on the Generals Highway will cause traffic delays. But there are ways to minimize wait times.
  After a  winter hiatus, the current phase of road construction on the historic Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park is set to resume Monday, March 26. The work is taking place on a steep, narrow  one-mile segment between Amphitheater Point and Crystal Cave Road.    Delays will be up to an hour on Mondays through Thursdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic will be guided through the...
Clouds hang low in the Kaweah River canyon the morning after a storm.
  Winter was late to the party this year. Spring arrives Tuesday, March 20, at 9:15 am, but with its arrival comes more consecutive days of precipitation. The March storms have saved the rainfall season though, doubling the precipitation totals. The wildflowers have decided it is safe to emerge, and hillsides have finally turned from golden to green as long-dormant grasses sprout. The Kaweah...
  On Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m., students at Woodlake High School joined more than a million students nationwide from more than 3,000 high schools to take part in a 17-minute “Enough” walkout. The event was timed to occur exactly one month after 17 people — 14 high school students and three staff members — from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were shot and killed when...
George and Debbie Kulick
  At the annual Kiwanis of Woodlake awards banquet, held Friday, March 2, 11 outstanding community members, a local business, and two volunteer groups were honored for meritorious service to Woodlake. Among that throng, George and Debbie Kulick of Three Rivers, were honored for epitomizing the “Spirit of Woodlake.”   The Kulicks might well be honored for what they do in two communities — Three...

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