JOSAR TAKING DOWN FACEBOOK PAGE RATHER THAN GET POSTS APPROVED

Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, JOSAR, announced that it is going to suspend its Facebook page rather than allow local National Park officials to approve its posts. A post on the JOSAR page, followed by over 3,500 people, Sunday (April 15) said it was suspending its own page after the

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ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FREE SATURDAY

In honor of the beginning of National Park week, Joshua Tree National Park and all national parks will waive entrance fees Saturday, April 21. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee-free days are an opportunity to take advantage of scenic hikes and views, and enjoy the

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SETS NEW ENTRANCE FEES

After alarming park visitors last year with a proposed fee increase that would have more than doubled, or nearly tripled, the entrance fee to national parks, the National Park Service announced Thursday that it will raise entrance fees by a much more modest amount. Fees in most parks will increase

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HELICOPTER RESCUES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND AMBOY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a rescue in Indian Cove where a rock scrambler had fallen. County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said the woman had gone higher than she probably should have and fell. Thanks to the efforts of park rangers, firefighters, and bystanders, the woman was brought

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VEHICLE FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A car completely burned in a fire in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday afternoon. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to assist park rangers with the vehicle fire, which was on Pinto Basin Road near the Cholla Gardens about 1:30 p.m. Due to the

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JOSHUA TREE AND OTHER NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES UNDER RECONSIDERATION

The Department of the Interior is reconsidering the fee hikes it proposed last year that would have dramatically increased the costs to enter 17 national parks, including our own Joshua Tree National Park. More than 100,000 comments were received in just 30 days last fall, of which the vast majority

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SEVEN MORONGO BASIN LAW ENFORCEMENT NAMED OFFICERS OF THE YEAR

From left: Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith standing in for Park Ranger Nik Klutch, Sheriff John McMahon, Deputy Bob Hazell, Congressman Paul Cook, NCIS Special Agent Juan Lara-Sosa, Deputy Efrain Herrera, Probation Officer Timothy Buckland, USMC Provost Marshal Officer Staff Sergeant Eric Henderson, and Lieutenant Taylor Cooper

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BOXOHOUSE ART RECEPTION SUNDAY

The BoxoHouse artist who held an opening reception last week will host an artist’s tea in Joshua Tree National Park tomorrow morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Shawn Skabelund, an installation artist whose current work, “Tree of Pain: A Shoot from the Parched Earth” is on display at BoxoHouse

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BOXOHOUSE ART RECEPTION SUNDAY

The BoxoHouse artist who held an opening reception last week will host an artist’s tea in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Shawn Skabelund, an installation artist whose current work, “Tree of Pain: A Shoot from the Parched Earth” is on display at BoxoHouse

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICATIONS

Youth in the Morongo Basin have the opportunity to work in Joshua Tree National Park this summer. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…. This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 9-week Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show…

Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Youth in the Morongo Basin can work in Joshua Tree National Park this summer. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details….

This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 9-week Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants

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MISSING HIKER FOUND ALIVE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A San Diego man who had been missing in Joshua Tree National Park for four days was found alive Thursday afternoon. Paul Hanks, 54, went hiking on the Maze Loop Trail Sunday, just inside the west entrance to the park. His family said he was an avid hiker who often

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SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING MAN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

UPDATE:

Joshua Tree National Park says missing hiker found alive about 4:00 pm. Had fallen and hit his head. Is alive and conscious and talking with rescuers. Family is coming to meet with him. taken to hospital for treatment.

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are searching for a San Diego

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AUTOPSY OFFERS FEW CLUES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MURDER-SUICIDE

The County Coroner released the results of an autopsy of a young couple who died in a murder-suicide in Joshua Tree National Park. The decomposed remains of Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen, 20, of Westminster were found Oct. 15. 2017. They were last seen July 27 when

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NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING ROUTES CLOSED FOR NESTING RAPTORS

Joshua Tree National Park has issued a temporary emergency closure for all public activities in certain areas inside the park to protect nesting raptors. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the list of closed areas… A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks and prairie falcons have closed some areas of the park

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE VISITS WERE STEADY IN 2017

The National Park Service announced Thursday that the number of visits to all the national parks in 2017—330,882,751– was almost identical to the record-setting 330,971,689 recreation visits in 2016. While the numbers were steady, officials said visitors spent more time in the parks during their 2017 visits compared to 2016.

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ROCK SCRAMBLER INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock scrambler was injured when he fell Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park about 1:30 p.m. to assist a man who injured himself after falling about

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show…

Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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CALL FOR ART FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show… Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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