FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR FOURTH GRADERS

It’s back. Due to popular demand, the National Park Service is continuing its free annual pass to all national parks for fourth graders and their families. The 2017 pass is good through August 31, 2017. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… There is exciting news for all fourth

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FREE 2017 NATIONAL PARK PASSES AVAILABLE FOR FOURTH GRADERS STARTING TODAY

It’s back. Due to popular demand, the National Park Service is continuing its free annual pass to all national parks for fourth graders and their families. The 2017 pass is available September 1, and is good through August 31, 2017. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… There is

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park will offer free

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PARK SERVICE TURNS 100, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOINS THE OTHER 412

National Park Service supporters, visitors and staff are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service today at 413 parks nationwide. The NPS is inviting everyone to join the celebration by visiting a national park this week. There are hundreds of events taking place around the country to celebrate

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY PARTY TOMORROW

The National Park Service turns 100 years old Thursday, and the staff at Joshua Tree National Park are inviting you to help them celebrate. Join the park staff at the Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning for birthday cake. Admission to

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CHIEF RANGER TO RETIRE

After 32 years of service to the National Park Service, Chief Ranger Jeff Ohlfs will retire August 31. Ohlfs has served at Joshua Tree National Park for 26 years. He started his career with the Park Service as an intern in 1981 at Pinnacles National Monument, and has worked at

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SELECTED

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced the six artists selected for the National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. Reporter Rebecca shares the names of the artists chosen… From a pool of nearly 100 applicants, five visual artists and one writer have been selected for the Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence

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STORIES OF THE START FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the Perseids meteor showers are at their peak, now is the time to star gaze at Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s more from Park Ranger Carey Goldstein… Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER DARK

The Joshua Tree National Park can be a great place for night time adventures. Here’s Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper with more… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing an unpleasant and

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WATER IN THE DESERT

The monsoon months’ effect Joshua Tree National Park and its visitors. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may experience thunderstorms that are typically harsh

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEE HONORED IN WASHINGTON, DC

An employee of the Joshua Tree National Park Association was honored by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. Dave Larson, an information specialist who lives in Joshua Tree, received one of only eight Individual Customer Service Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Sally

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FRENCH GRAFFITI ARTIST APOLOGIZES FOR VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A well-known French graffiti artist, Andre Saraiva, who became the target of social-media harassment for tagging a boulder in Joshua Tree national park has apologized, saying the crime for which he was vilified stemmed from a naive impulse. There wasn’t a ranger in sight that day in February of 2015,

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BEES ARE OUT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

At Joshua Tree National Park bees can be a bother. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice… As the desert temperatures heat up and natural water sources dry up, many animals will become thirstier. Some creatures, such as the tortoise, will retreat to their underground home for a long siesta.

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SEARCH FOR MISSING AZUSA MAN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CALLED OFF

Joshua Tree National Park re-opened Keys’ View Road Tuesday after an unsuccessful search operation over the weekend for a missing Azusa man. Michael Rodriguez, 58, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video entering

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ENJOY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN

Night time is the best time at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some options for nighttime hikers… Here in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing

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KEYS VIEW ROAD CLOSED FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

Joshua Tree National Park has closed Keys’ View Road today until further notice due to a search and rescue operation inside the park. Michael Rodriguez, 57, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video

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SOLAR PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IS BACK

It’s back. The Palen solar project, which was to be built on public land between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park about 10 miles east of Desert Center, is rearing its ugly head again. The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO CELEBRATE TWENTYNINE PALMS’ WOMAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

Joshua Tree National Park will help a long-time Twentynine Palms woman celebrate her 100th birthday today. Susan Luckie Reilly was born in 1916, the same year the National Park Service was founded. Reilly is the daughter of Dr. James Luckie, one of the original pioneers of Twentynine Palms, who encouraged

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES 49 PALMS CANYON OASIS

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded there is an excessive heat warning in effect for the next several days. Rangers recommend bringing plenty of water and sunscreen as well as wearing appropriate clothing and headgear. If you do choose to hike, start early in the morning and finish

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