MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST AWARENESS HIKE TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert Land Trust and Joshua Tree Excursions have organized a hike within the Joshua Tree National Park on Friday, November 17 to raise conservation awareness. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on the event and how you can join… The Land and Water Conservation Fund is the main federal

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SKY’S THE LIMIT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO HOST NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

The Joshua Tree National Park and Association is currently accepting applications for the Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grants. With more information on the program and how to apply, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… Graduate students interested in conducting research in Joshua Tree National Park are invited to apply for assistance

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY TO ADDRESS RAISE IN NATIONAL PARK FEES

The National Parks Conservation Association will hold a public meeting Thursday, November 2 on the Trump administration’s proposal to increase entrance fees to 17 national parks. Attendees will be able to discuss the fee increase and suggest avenues for public activism. Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will present

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEES WILL INCREASE DRAMATICALLY

The cost of visiting Joshua Tree National Park is about to go up–a lot. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Tuesday that entrance fees to Joshua Tree and 16 other National Parks will increase dramatically during the parks’ peak seasons. For the national park in our back yard,

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PUBLIC HEARING SET ON CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS, SHUTTLE SYSTEM IN THE PARK

Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park fill up quickly during the peak season, and with attendance consistently increasing each year, many people are finding it more and more difficult to find an empty campsite. Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will host a public meeting Wednesday, November 1, to

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SMELLED THE SMOKE, COULDN’T FIND THE FIRE

Firefighters from Joshua Tree National Park, the Bureau of Land Management, and Riverside County went looking for a fire in the park Tuesday morning, but couldn’t find it. Many residents reported seeing and smelling smoke blowing into the Morongo Basin from the park; Park Superintendent David Smith said that the

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MISSING HIKERS’ DEATHS CALLED MURDER-SUICIDE

The county coroner’s office has classified the deaths of two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park as a murder-suicide. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, had been reported missing July 28 when they did not check out of their vacation rental in Joshua Tree, but all

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MISSING HIKERS' DEATHS CALLED MURDER-SUICIDE

The county coroner’s office has classified the deaths of two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park as a murder-suicide. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, had been reported missing July 28 when they did not check out of their vacation rental in Joshua Tree, but all

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2 BODIES, POSSIBLY MISSING HIKERS, FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

After nearly three months of searching, it appears the bodies of the pair of hikers who have been missing in Joshua Tree National Park since July 27 have been found. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue reported that JOSAR searchers found the bodies Sunday morning. JOSAR said that Gilbert Orbeso, the

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TARANTULAS ARE OUT, LOOKING FOR LOVE

Desert visitors may not know how interesting the tarantula spider can be. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says while these large spiders may look scary, they are actually one of the least aggressive spiders…

Most visitors to the desert in and around Joshua Tree National Park recognize a tarantula, but few

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FALL CAMPING IS POPULAR IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the cooler weather, visitors are flocking to the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park are a popular destination… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our nine

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SIX DESERT TORTOISES KILLED BY CARELESS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS

In recent months, six desert tortoises—including one estimated to have been 80 years old—have been killed by motorists driving over them in Joshua Tree National Park. The tortoises have been killed in the park’s parking lots, campgrounds, and on the park’s roads. Joshua Tree National Park ranger George Land urges

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LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS, TAKE ONLY PHOTOS

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past on its lands. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper says to leave any artifacts where you found them…

Do you keep any mementos from family members who live far away or are deceased? Sometimes simple, everyday items have special meanings

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VOLUNTEERS HELP CLEAN UP JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST WEEKEND

More than 60 people showed up last Saturday to help clean up Joshua Tree National Park during National Public Lands Day. The 65 volunteers cleaned graffiti off the adobe walls at Ryan’s Ranch, picked up litter and trash, and mulched desert plants throughout the park. Volunteers were rewarded for their

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CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk about climate change in the park Saturday night, September 30. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation to learn about the why the park’s iconic Joshua trees are in retreat, the basic science behind climate change, what

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY THIS SATURDAY

National Public Lands Day is the largest single day of volunteerism each year on America’s public lands. It is also a fee-free day for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on other ways to get involved… Volunteers are invited to Joshua Tree National Park to

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PARIS JACKSON VISITS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Paris Jackson was in our Morongo Basin last week. Thursday, she shared a series of clips on her Instagram account documenting a road trip she took to Joshua Tree. The daughter of the late Michael Jackson, 19, reveled in the all-natural surroundings of boulders, brush and desert as she said

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL ART EXPOSITION RECEPTION, ART MARKET

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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