On April 1st, County Supervisor Eddie Valero attended the public meeting held by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. In response to an audience question about the Mineral King Road, he read an update provided by the county’s Resource Management Agency. Click the link for information on the temporary road repairs, the permanent road repairs, and the Oak Grove Bridge project.

Tentatively beginning the week of April 15 visitors to Sequoia National Park can expect weekday, daytime closures, and delays for an estimated 4-week period between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest area. IMPORTANT: There will be a public meeting April 1st at 6pm in the Memorial Building. Click the link above for more details.

Tentatively beginning April 15 through about May 10 significant weekday, daytime closures will go into effect between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest Museum. Similar road construction will be taking place along the Mineral King Road. Current estimate is for work to begin in late April and take about 8 weeks to complete. Road closures with scheduled pass throughs for residents will be in effect until the Memorial Day weekend, when access typically reopens for the season to public vehicles. After the Memorial Day weekend, delays should only be about 30 minutes through project completion. Click on the title above for details.

The Charity Bathtub Race at Lake Kaweah has been canceled because too many members of the Teams who had committed to the Race are down with either COVID, the flu, a stomach virus – or have recently been exposed to same.

Tomorrow, March 5th is the day! The polls at the Three Rivers Memorial Building will be open from 7am to 8pm for in-person voting. You can also drop your ballot off at a secure drop-box location. Click on the link above for information about drop box locations and our District 32 Write-In Candidates.

SEKI is planning to close the Generals Hwy at Hospital Rock Friday evening, 3/1. If the forecast is accurate, it is likely to remain closed through the weekend, especially given how low the snowline may be. Meanwhile, plans are in place to remove hazard trees and repair storm damaged roads, including General Highway and the Mineral King Road. For details, click on the title above!

Does your family earn less than $60,000 per year? If so, you are eligible for free tax return preparation by certified tax preparers. Simply drop off your material from February 5th through April 12th. Additionally, Saturday in-person services will be available. Click on the announcement title above for more information. (Information relayed by Aging in Community)

This program provides financing to repair income-eligible and owner-occupied homes needing essential health and/or safety repairs. This program is specifically for properties located in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County. Homeowners must have homeowners’ insurance and current property taxes. Provides grant not to exceed $30,000.