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

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  Foothills residents who ventured outside Saturday morning, Dec. 7, were greeted by frigid temperatures in the mid 20s and the sight of an atypical landscape. Elevations at and above 1,100 feet were cloaked in a white, albeit light dusting of snow. The fast-moving cold storm (Dec. 6-7) dumped .44 inches of rain in Three Rivers that during the coldest part of the storm fell to the ground as a...
Judge Michael Sheltzer
  Michael B. Sheltzer, 57, of Visalia was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the vacancy on the Tulare County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judge Glade F. Roper. Michael and his wife, Sharon, resided in Three Rivers for more than a decade (from 1990 to about 2003), and their sons attended Three Rivers School. They still own a home here.  Michael has served as the public...
Remember those 100-degree temperatures this past summer? Yeah, we don’t either. Weather in a word: BRRRRRR!
Manuel Villegas, the 32-year-old Visalia man who was arrested last week in the death of his stepson Dameian “Luke” Gulley, was formally charged with premeditated murder at a preliminary hearing on Monday, Dec. 2. He entered a plea of not guilty.  Villegas requested that he be granted a court-appointed attorney. There was no bail set in connection with the first-degree murder charge. No additional...
Clouds envelop the nearby mountainscape after the season’s first significant snowfall on Tuesday. Freezing temperatures and more snow are forecast for the weekend.
  If you have been shivering with the bitter cold the last couple of days, prepare for more of the same over the weekend. Forecasters are saying that the recent cold snap won’t be unsnapped until at least Tuesday. That’s when daytime highs here will creep back up to the upper 50s and only dip down at night into the low 40s. That’s more like normal but the recent arctic chill was anything but...
  When’s the last time you saw a state high school championship basketball team play at Woodlake High? Unless you were around for that Lady Tigers championship season in 1985, the answer to that rhetorical question is never. But this Saturday night (Nov. 30), the’85 team is returning to the home hardwood once again and will be honored during a half-time presentation. “Normally, we have a few...

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