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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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPOSITION OPENS TOMORROW

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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A CAR EXPLOSION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Update 9-12-17 to correct the date and include more details.

One person was injured in Joshua Tree National Park September 3 from a car explosion. A spokesman with Joshua Tree National Park said the person was lying down in the front seat of his new car near Stirrup Tank when

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FAMILIES OF MISSING HIKERS WILL NEVER STOP LOOKING, OFFER REWARD

The families of two hikers who went missing nearly a month ago in Joshua Tree National Park held a press conference Saturday to announce they will offer a reward for the safe return of Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso. With details, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff… “There’s a small, small

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FAMILIES OF MISSING HIKERS WILL NEVER STOP SEARCHING

The families of two hikers who went missing nearly a month ago in Joshua Tree National Park held a press conference Saturday to announce they will offer a reward for the safe return of Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso. With details, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

“There’s a small, small

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PRICE FOR NATIONAL PARK SENIOR PASS TO INCREASE MONDAY

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

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

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

Every year, first responders are called in to rescue people who become lost while hiking in the desert. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree

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CRESCENT MOON AND SATURN FEATURED AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 26. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about 11:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. A low crescent moon and Saturn will

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FAMILIES OF HIKERS MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO OFFER REWARD

The families of two hikers who went missing nearly a month ago in Joshua Tree National Park will announce Saturday that they will offer a reward for their safe return. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, were reported missing July 28 when the owner of the vacation rental in

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SIGN UP NOW FOR SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN OFF-ROAD FUNDRAISER

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams who spent many long hours looking for the hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park are volunteers. An annual fund-raiser—Desert Run, the all-day off-road event at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley—supports the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers. Managing editor Tami Roleff says

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, August 12. The event begins at 8:15 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 the planets Jupiter

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DARK SKY PARK CELEBRATION FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. A celebration of the designation is set for Saturday, August 12, at Copper Mountain College.

Representatives from the park and the community will be on hand to talk about the star gazing

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SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS SCALED BACK

Now in its 12th day, an intensive search for two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park has been scaled back. A park press release says Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, drove their car into the park at 6:45 a.m. July 27 and have not been

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DOG TEAMS CONTINUE THE SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS

One of the volunteers with Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue who has been out searching for the missing couple nearly every day with her search dog is a Pioneertown resident. Reporter David Haldane spoke with her and says she’s determined to see the search through…

Imagine that someone’s

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers on everyone’s minds, managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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PIECES OF THE PAST IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past along its paths. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper to says report findings to park rangers…

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

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THE SEARCH PROCESS FOR MISSING PEOPLE

It’s been a week since an Orange County couple went missing in Joshua Tree National Park, and searchers are still scouring the area where their car was found. Searchers from the national park, the Sheriff’s Department, Border Patrol, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue are searching the Maze Loop Trail

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COTTONWOOD ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

The Cottonwood entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is closed due to flooding, following the heavy rains this week. Park personnel are at the scene with heavy equipment to clear the road and repair the damage caused by flooding, and the road is expected to open sometime today.

THE PUBLIC IS INTERFERING WITH THE SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS

About 25 searchers were out again Wednesday looking for the missing hikers who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday. The car of Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph 21, was found in the parking lot for this trail last Friday. Park spokesman George Land said the search will continue, despite

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