Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

News in Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Fire in Sequoia National Park May Be Contained by Tuesday

September 26, 2008, 8:09 am
A high-elevation blaze that has blackened more than 2,954 acres in the Sequoia National Park should be contained by Tuesday, park officials said. The team fighting the blaze known as the Hidden Fire dropped from 720 firefighters last week to 145. An intensive program of controlling the fire line and ...

Sequoia Park Wildfire Continues to Grow

September 18, 2008, 1:26 pm
A lightning-sparked wildfire burning for more than a week in Sequoia National Park continues to grow in size, fire officials reported this morning. The so-called Hidden Fire, started by a thunderstorm on September 10 near Hidden Springs, 12 miles from Three Rivers and north of Ash Mountain, had burned 804 ...

Fire Continues to Grow in Sequoia National Park

September 17, 2008, 10:58 am
A fire burning in a heavily forested area of Sequoia National Park continues to defy the efforts of firefighters to slow its growth. The Hidden fire, ignited by lightning from a thunderstorm last week, is now estimated at 466 acres -- about 170 acres bigger than reported early Monday, ...

Storm Ignites Fires in Two National Parks

September 15, 2008, 1:50 pm
A quick-moving thunderstorm that dropped a little rain in the high Sierra Nevada Wednesday evening touched off at least three new wildfires in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. The lightning strikes led to numerous unconfirmed reports of smoke and new fires late Wednesday, said Deb Schweizer, spokeswoman for the ...

Foreign Tourists Visit Park

September 4, 2008, 1:44 pm
Joy Mehrten's Kaweah Marina had a great spring, hosting droves of European tourists who stopped at the lake on their way to Sequoia National Park. As the weather warmed, Mehrten said, foreign visitation cooled. But business stayed ...

Car Fire Sparks Sequoia Park Blaze

August 20, 2008, 9:02 am
National Park Service firefighters contained a half-acre wildland blaze sparked by a car fire Monday afternoon inside Sequoia National Park. The fire burned through dry grass and shrubs along Generals Highway about 2 miles north of Ampitheater ...

Travel with The Californian: Sequoia National Park is the land of the giants

August 12, 2008, 8:07 am
I’m going to say it. I know it’s bold but I have to: Sequoia National Park is the most beautiful place on planet Earth. Well, maybe that’s a little too bold, but I’m sure it ranks up there with the best of them. From Bakersfield, a trip to Sequoia National Park ...

340,000 marijuana plants eradicated from Tulare County mountains

August 6, 2008, 8:58 am
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced today that they have seized more than 340,000 marijuana plants from more than 60 grow sites in eastern Tulare County over the last week The plants were seized in a joint operation involving 14 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The ...

Kings Canyon National Park

May 7, 2008, 10:24 am
Most people who visit Kings Canyon National Park go no farther than a 10-minute drive inside the entrance. They stop at Grant Grove, behold the stand of sequoias led by the 267-foot General Grant Tree and head home. Not that these colossi aren't impressive, but they are merely the beginning ...

Marijuana Plants Seized In Earth Day Cleanup Operation

April 30, 2008, 9:46 am
From NPS Morning Report for April, 30 2008 On April 22nd, Earth Day, National Park Service rangers, aided by NPS special investigators, agents from the Office of Homeland Security, Tulare County Sheriff's Office deputies, and California Highway Patrol officers, located and removed a new marijuana grow site in Sequoia National ...