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

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The ongoing forebay project.
  All those helicopter trips that are rattling windows in parts of Three Rivers will continue a while longer as the flume is rebuilt that transports Kaweah River water to Kaweah Powerhouse No. 1 (on Sierra Drive near the Mineral King Road junction). The helicopter loads are necessary to haul materials because of the steep terrain and lack of adequate roads near the final one-half mile of the...
  At last Monday’s Three Rivers Town Hall meeting (November 4), attendees were updated on park events; met Mike Boudreaux, Tulare County acting sheriff; and participated in an interactive planning session using mixed media that soon will be the standard for all public meetings.   National Parks— Dana Dierkes, public information officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, led off the...
For those who took advantage of Indian summer and ventured across the Generals Highway into Kings Canyon this past week, they may have noticed the new concessioner. Effective November 1, lodging, retail, food and beverage service in Cedar Grove and Grant Grove are now being operated by Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts.  No stranger to the local national parks, DNC has been operating in...
A National Park Service firefighter works to extinguish a human-caused fire in the Redwood Mountain Grove.
The Fallen Goliath wildfire was discovered Wednesday, April 23. It is located along the southern edge of the Hart Tree Loop Trail, about three miles from the trailhead, in the Redwood Canyon area of Kings Canyon National Park. The fire has been determined to be human-caused. It is burning in the Fallen Goliath and has been confined to the immediate area. The Fallen Goliath is a dead and down...
League champs: The undefeated TRUS baseball team. Front row (left to right): Cody Pelham, Avery Thorn, Jakob Bischoff, Jordan Price, Clayton Vincent, Carson Beedle, Brendan Pack, Sayem Hossain. Back row 9l-r): Matt Miller (coach), Frank Capalare (head coach), Gabe Scharn, Dillon Howell, Dylan Mills, Henry Hagen, Cal Williams, Edmund Pena (coach).
Nobody can remember the last time it happened, but it’s been at least two decades since the Three Rivers Union School Eagles won league championships in baseball and softball in the same season. The boys’ baseball team, coached by Frank Capalare, finished undefeated with a record nine wins and no losses. According to Coach Frank, the secret of their baseball success was the combination of a few...
Over the years, the two-day Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned Woodlake Rodeo has been the nexus for the evolution of 10 days of what’s now called Woodlake Western Week. Western Week now features 10 days of activities from fundraisers, concerts, a soap box derby, and coronation of the Rodeo Queen, culminating with the Rodeo Parade on the Saturday morning of the Rodeo’s opening day...
The five AmeriCorps team members with Jonathan Humphrey (right), Sequoia-Kings Canyon plant biologist. The AmeriCorps crew hails from all parts of the U.S. and has been living at Lake Kaweah while completing projects there and in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Since early April, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team (NCCC) — Green 4 — has been working with the National Park Service at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to combat invasive plant species and restore sensitive habitat areas. For the past month, the group of five young adults has been attacking periwinkle, Italian thistle, stinging nettle, and horehound while also...
County candidates: Addressing the audience at the May town meeting were (from left to right) District Attorney candidates Ralph Kaelble and Tim Ward and Sheriff’s candidates Mike Boudreaux and Dave Whaley.
In an election campaign, the opportunity to size up the candidates as each one delivers a statement and answers questions from the audience is as good as democracy gets. The outcome of a meeting with the candidates like the one held last Monday evening, May 5, at the Three Rivers Memorial Building translates to more informed voters making better choices in the upcoming June 3 election. The...
Three Rivers School students watch with much anticipation as eggs and their contraptions are dropped from an airplane.
Students in grades four through eight had their eyes on the sky on Thursday, April 10. They traveled to the Woodlake Airport to take part in the school’s annual Aerial Egg Drop event.  In previous years, however, the school’s annual Egg Drop project has culminated on the roof of McDowall Auditorium at TRUS. This year posed more of a challenge for the students since TRUS’s fourth/fifth-grade...

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