News Briefs: New business in town, COVID-19 precaution at Buckaroo, no fireworks allowed

News Briefs: New business
Zack Mausser and Isabella Clendennen, new residents of Three Rivers and owners/operators of Three Rivers Dry Goods. The new souvenir and apparel store is located adjacent to the Three Rivers Brewing Company. News Briefs: New business

Three Rivers Dry Goods now open.

They are young, recent graduates of Abilene Christian University, and they just launched Three Rivers Dry Goods. Meet Zack Mausser and Isabella Clendennen, who are newly relocated from Texas to Three Rivers.

Zack is the Three Rivers connection. While living with his family in Los Angeles, he often visited his grandmother Mary Dial, who lived on the South Fork. Zack’s mother, Maria Roe, grew up here so you might say Three Rivers is in Zack’s jeans.

“I’ve always loved it here in Three Rivers, fishing in the river and nearby Sequoia Park so when this opportunity came along to open the store it was the right place to start our lives together and a business,” Zack said. News Briefs: New business

Zack, 23, a former Division 1 baseball catcher, majored in communications and marketing, knowledge and experience he will put to use daily in the new store. Isabella, 21, a psychology major, is enrolled in a Pepperdine University graduate program. With the curriculum online, there will be more time to explore Three Rivers and help out at the store. 

The opening of a souvenir store with lots of Three Rivers and Sequoia products will fill an important niche, especially with Sequoia National Park’s visitor centers likely closed for the summer. There’s new product arriving daily and a fly-fishing corner in the works. 

Stop by and say howdy and check out all the cool goods and attire. Three Rivers Dry Goods is located adjacent to Three Rivers Brewing Company and open Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Thursday – Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Buckaroo Diner reopening Thursday, July 9

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The Buckaroo has two large outdoor dining spaces and distanced seating with cool misters. They will resume regular hours for outdoor dining and takeouts on Thursday, July 9.

After a COVID-19 scare, apparently the Buckaroo Diner is in the clear and will resume regular hours for outdoor dining and takeout orders. On Thursday, July 2, Nicky French, an owner of the Buckaroo Diner, updated a statement she posted last week on the restaurant’s Facebook page. News Briefs: New business

“Due to an alleged COVID-19 infection affecting a family member of one of the Buckaroo staff, we were closed this past week to facilitate testing of every employee, and professional sanitation of our restaurant property in accordance with CDC guidelines. We are taking the highest level of precaution to protect our customers and team. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

With plenty of outdoor socially-distanced seating and cool misters, the Buckaroo will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 9.

Weather Watch: Fireworks not in the forecast  

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The sign at the CALFIRE station in Three Rivers cautions all who pass by: Fireworks are strictly prohibited and can cause a wildland fire disaster.

There have already been reports of guests at local vacation rentals lighting fireworks.

“We saw all the stands selling them on the way and had no idea they were illegal,” one visitor told a sheriff’s deputy. 

Take a look at the landscape. There hasn’t been a drop of rain in nearly a month. The hillsides and the abundant brush near Kaweah Country’s homes are tinder-dry, just waiting for a spark from an errant bottle rocket or Roman candle. News Briefs: New business

It’s happened on numerous occasions in the past. Firefighters answering the alarm that goes out during the July 4th weekend to battle a wildland fire ignited by fireworks. If you see someone with fireworks, call 911. 

Fireworks are strictly prohibited in all unincorporated parts of Tulare County. Anyone caught with fireworks in their possession will be cited and fined and the fireworks confiscated. 

The weather for summer’s second of three holiday weekends calls for warm and dry days with temperatures in the mid-90s. There’s a gradual warming trend in the 10-day forecast, and by next weekend (Saturday, July 11) there will be the start of another run of triple digits. 

So get out and enjoy the holiday weekend but, remember, do it without FIREWORKS!

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4 thoughts on “News Briefs: New business in town, COVID-19 precaution at Buckaroo, no fireworks allowed

  • July 3, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Best of luck to the young couple with their dry goods store…. Happy 4th.!!!!

  • July 3, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Re: Merc store – Did you really mean to write that TR is in Zack’s “jeans.” not “genes?” Punny.

    • July 3, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Yes, it was intended to be punny. Just choose the one you like best. They both apply. Have a great 4th to you and yours.

  • July 16, 2020 at 11:01 am

    We wish this young couple every success. Three Rivers has a special place in our hearts and we miss seeing our friends there at JazzAffair for many years and at other events. ( I also attended Abilene Christian University, from 1960-63, although it was called Abilene Christian College at that time. Great memories. Liz)


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