COST OF SENIOR NATIONAL PARK PASS GOING FROM $10 TO $80 NEXT MONTH

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands “Senior Pass” gives U.S. citizens age 62 and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get yours now before the price goes up—way up…

A Senior Pass to America’s national parks has been a very reasonable

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR 5TH ANNUAL ART EXPOSITION

Artists hoping to win cash prizes and recognition in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition have until midnight tomorrow to enter. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how…

The deadline to enter artwork for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition is

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JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS GETS EUROPEAN KUDOS

A European magazine has named a Joshua Tree business the best tour operator for 2017. Joshua Tree Excursions, which provides private, customized desert adventures in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert, was named the best eco-adventure tour operator in Southern California by Lux magazine. Joshua Tree Excursions was

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

If you’re planning a hike in the summer heat at Joshua Tree National Park be sure to take the essential precautions. Here with some helpful hiking tips is Park Ranger George Land…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the

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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 in the park Saturday night. There are many creatures who come out after the sun goes down. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation to learn about animals who are active at night. The talk will be

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST PURCHASES SAMUELSON’S ROCKS PROPERTY

A long-time favorite spot for local hikers inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park has been purchased from the private owners and will eventually be transferred to the national park. The Mojave Desert Land Trust finalized the acquisition of the 60-acre parcel of land containing Samuelson’s rocks in June.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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FIRE CREWS RESPOND TO BRUSH FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On June 21, at 10:27 am , a fire was reported in the Quail Springs area of Joshua Tree National Park. Fire crews from CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County, BLM and National Park Service responded to a brush fire approximately 100 yards off the road near mile marker #21. The

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PET REGULATIONS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Extreme heat can affect our pets as well. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds hikers of the rules for pets in the National Park…

Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National Park.

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SATURN’S RINGS HIGHLIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 17. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Saturn and its

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MOBILE APP

Seems there’s an app for everything nowadays, the latest is from Joshua Tree National Park and includes an essentials and a nature guide for visitors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that’s not all…

The apps aims to help visitors get the most from their visit. It includes “The essentials guide” highlights

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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 in the park tonight. The desert tortoise faces many challenges to survive in a harsh environment. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation on how this desert resident copes and what we can do to protect this

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EVENING RANGER TALKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk in the park Saturday night. The desert tortoise faces many challenges to survive in a harsh environment. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation on how this desert resident copes and what we can do to protect

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CITIZEN SCIENCE PRESENTATION IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

In Wonder Valley, the regular second Saturday community meeting that would have taken place tomorrow has been postponed, but there is still an afternoon presentation many will find worthwhile.

“Citizen Science for Everyone” is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Everyone is

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SUMMER CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK START TOMORROW

During the summer when temperatures rise, the number of people camping in Joshua Tree National Park decreases. The park responds by closing some of the campgrounds. With the campground closures is managing editor Tami Roleff… In order to reduce maintenance costs and allow vegetation a bit of a breather, Joshua

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BLM DECLARES ELEVATED FIRE RISK

The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. Fine fuels, which are at the driest level in recorded history, combined with hot, windy conditions, have created an

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STORROR TEAM APOLOGIZES FOR JOSHUA TREE VIDEOS

The group of men who posted videos recently of them breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park to promote a British clothing brand removed their videos from YouTube and posted an apology to their Facebook page. In the videos promoting the Storror brand of clothing, the group of nine

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GALAXIES AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, May 27. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Jupiter, the Big

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