Photo of a car driving through smoke from a wildfire in Pulga, CA

Fighting Fire With Fire Often Falls Short in US West

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK — The thick scent of smoke hung in the midday air when a trail along the Kings River opened up to an ominous scene: flames in the trees and thick gray smoke shrouding canyon walls. Firefighters were on the job. In fact, they had s...
Photo of the South Fork of the Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park

Sheriff Closes Lower Kings River to Public in Fresno County

Citing the high flows of cold water released from Pine Flat Dam, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims closed the lower Kings River early Tuesday afternoon. Fresno County joined Tulare County and Kings County which previously ended recreational use of the low...
Photo of the Merced River at high water

Valley Waterways Are Beautiful, Cold, and Deadly.

Going to Yosemite or a San Joaquin Valley's waterway this weekend? Be careful. We want you to come back alive. The combination of a huge Sierra snowpack and warming temperatures are filling creeks, rivers...
Cat House on the Kings

Furry Orphans Find Love and Safety at Unique River Sanctuary

Along the banks of the Kings River, just outside of  Reedley, is California's largest no-kill sanctuary and adoption center for abandoned cats. Cat House on the Kings founder Lynea Lattanzio estimates that more than 38,000 animals have been rescued through ...