APPROVAL OF HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSER

A controversial hydroelectric power project on the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park is another step closer to reality after the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday that pumping billions of gallons of water from the aquifer, and building power transmission lines would have “no significant impact” on the

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITOR SPENDING LOCALLY GOING UP

Visitor spending to Joshua Tree National Park in 2016 increased by more than $25 million over the previous year, according to a new report released by the National Park Service. The report shows that last year, more than 2.5 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park spent $123.3 million in

…View Full Story…

TAKE A HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT THIS SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

Seems there’s an app for everything nowadays, the latest is from Joshua Tree National Park. It 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,” which

…View Full Story…

SIGN UP NOW FOR PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE

The City of Twentynine Palms, in conjunction with the Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, is sponsoring the first annual Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Earth Day educational fair. Kirby Davis has all the details… Attention bicycle enthusiasts, mark your calendar for April 29 for

…View Full Story…

“TAKE A HIKE” WITH PARK SUPERINTENDENT DAVID SMITH APRIL 23

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

…View Full Story…

FREE ADMISSION DURING NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Federal officials are celebrating the nation’s 417 national parks with programs and events marking National Park Week, which starts today, Saturday, April 15, and goes through Sunday, April 23. Joshua Tree and other National parks that normally charge entrance fees will be free today and tomorrow, April 15, 16, and

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE PACKED; PLAN ACCORDINGLY

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 spring break. Edica Gonzalez reminds visitors

…View Full Story…

TWO VALUABLE MOUNTAIN BIKES STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of two mountain bikes in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the bikes’ owner had the bikes in the bed of a pick-up truck while he was hiking at the Boy Scout trailhead in the park. When he returned to

…View Full Story…

NATIONAL PARK WEEK STARTS SATURDAY; FREE ADMISSION NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

Federal officials are celebrating the nation’s 417 national parks with programs and events marking National Park Week, which is Saturday, April 15, through Sunday, April 23. Joshua Tree and other National parks that normally charge entrance fees will be free on April 15, 16, 22 and 23. Free or discounted

…View Full Story…

“TAKE A HIKE” WITH PARK SUPERINTENDENT DAVID SMITH APRIL 23

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

…View Full Story…

MISSING PASADENA WOMAN FOUND NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A Pasadena woman who went missing on Tuesday was found Thursday near Joshua Tree National Park. The Pasadena Star-News reported that Connie Sullivan never returned home after driving to a pharmacy Tuesday afternoon. She evidently became disoriented, and called her family to say she was lost. Police tracked her cell

…View Full Story…

APPLY NOW FOR THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

If you are a teenager, or have a teen between the ages of 16 and 18, who is interested in working in the outdoors this summer, make plans to apply to the Youth Conservation Corps in Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the application period for the Youth

…View Full Story…

SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL 

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, which continues through Sunday, April 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS TO REPORT GRAFFITI, VANDALISM

Joshua Tree National Park, as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years. With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. Park Superintendent David Smith says that while 99 percent of

…View Full Story…

SIGN UP BY APRIL 14 FOR PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE

The City of Twentynine Palms, in conjunction with the Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, are sponsoring the first annual Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Earth Day educational fair. Kirby Davis has all the details…

Attention bicycle enthusiasts, mark your calendar for April 29 for

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL 

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASKS VISITORS TO LOOK OUT AFTER 3 TORTOISES KILLED

After three Desert Tortoises were killed in the park last week, Joshua Tree National Park is asking visitors, specifically those driving in the park, to look out for wildlife on the roadways and in parking lots. The three desert tortoises were killed by vehicles, two run over in a campground.

…View Full Story…

1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he

…View Full Story…