JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL EXPECTED TO BE BUSY THIS WEEK

Joshua Tree National Park will be busy this week, with thousands of visitors flocking to the park for the end-of-the-year holidays. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds residents that the gates will be backed up, and to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding

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COST OF VISITING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO GO UP

It’s about to become more expensive to visit Joshua Tree National Park. The park conducted public outreach concerning an increase in fees in 2014, and a press release states that the public was generally in favor of the increases. Fees were slightly increased in June 2015, and a second increase

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT CAPACITY, URGES CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

With campgrounds filling up fast at Joshua Tree National Park, rangers are urging visitors to make reservations first. Park Ranger George Land says they don’t want visitors to the over-capacity park turned away from campgrounds… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO START SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Plans are being made to bring a tourist shuttle bus service to Joshua Tree National Park. Called The “RoadRunner” Shuttle service, the new public transportation system would see specially marked buses bring visitors into the park from Park & Ride locations in Joshua Tree at Coyote Corner (State Route 62

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PUBLIC HEARING SET TO ADD 20,000 ACRES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Earlier this fall, the National Park Service solicited public comment on adding approximately 20,000 acres of federal, state, and private lands to the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park. At one time, these lands were a part of Joshua Tree National Monument. The property is bounded on the north,

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BUSY SEASON FOR CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park Spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT CAPACITY; CAMPGROUNDS FILLING EARLY

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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CAMPING FEES BEING STOLEN FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

New evidence has come to light, and the Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple cases where fees for camping in Joshua Tree National Park have been stolen out of the campground fee canisters. According to the Sheriff’s Department, for years, unknown suspects have been stealing money from envelopes deposited in campground

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO SPONSOR ART LAB

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. Kirby Davis fills in the details… As part of the Joshua Tree

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SEARCH CONTINUES IN CASE OF MISSING LOS ANGELES COUPLE

UPDATE: 10 a.m. The couple has been found safe in Mexico. Los Angeles police said they would be reunited with their families. A Facebook post from the couple’s family said Aaron Morganstein and Masha Mitkova were at the sand dunes at Osborne Lookout at the Imperial Sand Dunes on Sunday

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ARTISTS’ TEA SUNDAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. Kirby Davis fills in the details… As part of the Joshua Tree

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LOS ANGELES COUPLE HEADING TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARE MISSING

Relatives and friends of a Los Angeles couple, who were supposed to have gone camping in Joshua Tree, are asking for the public’s help in finding them. Aaron Morganstein and Mariya “Masha” Mitkova were last seen leaving Los Angeles on November 11, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. They

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FREE FOR VETERANS DAY

Joshua Tree and all other national parks will honor our nation’s veterans this Friday. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitation… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees on November 11 for Veterans Day. At

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LEARN ABOUT HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Join a Joshua Tree National Park ranger tomorrow to find out about the park’s historic preservation projects. Reporter Kirby Davis has details… Learn about recent historic preservation projects in Joshua Tree National Park at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture November 9. A park ranger will discuss how

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FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service celebrates their centennial and offers a fee free day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees on November 11 for Veterans Day. At Joshua Tree

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CELEBRATE NIGHT SKIES WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service Centennial is being celebrated throughout the month of November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares how…California’s desert communities are celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and highlighting the region’s protected public lands with free events through November. This weekend is the Joshua Tree 2016 Night Sky Festival, which

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

A special grant program is being offered by Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Edica Gonzales says graduate students can apply… Graduate students interested in conducting research in Joshua Tree National Park can apply for a 2016 Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grant. Research proposals should focus on some aspect of

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Scientists, engineers, astronomers, and park rangers will all be part of Joshua Tree National Park’s second annual Night Sky Festival. Reporter Kirby Davis says the weekend-long event is more than just looking at stars… Joshua Tree National Park will host its second annual Night Sky Festival Friday, October 28, through

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ENFORCEMENT, MONITORING STEPPED UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOLLOWING THEFTS, VIOLATIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has experienced several cases of vandalism, thefts, and violations of closed areas in the park. Due to two separate incidents in recent weeks, the park is stepping up its monitoring and enforcement of those in violation of no-entry areas in around the Keys Ranch area. Four

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ORDERS 20-FOOT MONUMENT DESTROYED

A man who built a stone and concrete monument dedicated to President Woodrow Wilson inside Joshua Tree National Park boundaries has been fined $9,000 and his monument to a hero of the Albanian people will be torn down. Din Kossova is an Albanian immigrant who lives in Sky Valley, on

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