FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park free fee day tomorrow. Here’s more from Edica Gonzalez…

In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees Monday. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days are an opportunity to take advantage of

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has an expansion planned. Here with the details is reporter Edica Gonzalez… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTED TO BE BUSY THIS WEEKEND

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. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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BURBANK MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber was rescued after he fell about 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Colin Campbell, 26, of Burbank, was climbing in the Jumbo Rocks area of the park when he fell about 30 feet to the ground about 11 a.m. Witnesses

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITORS CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park has started the process to expand the Cottonwood entrance station off I-10 near Indio. Reporter Edica Gonzales said the project will upgrade the station significantly… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party, Saturday, January 21. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be the winter Milky Way, the Pleiades,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK URGES VISITORS TO ENTER AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

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. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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WEATHER CLOSES SOME ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on last weekend, and more rain expected this weekend, several roads in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed. Closed roads include Odell Road, Big Horn Pass Road, Covington Flats Road and Geology Tour Road. Depending on the anticipated storms, Keys Ranch Road and Lost Horse

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BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON DESERT PARK CHALLENGES

The popular Black Rock Symposium, sponsored by Copper Mountain College and Joshua Tree National Park, returns with a panel discussion on topics that affect Joshua Tree National Park and other California desert parks. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details on this free event…

The first event in the

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LECTURE TODAY ON THE PLANTS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture today focuses on botanical discovery. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend to this month’s lecture, “Botanincal Discovery and Inventory in Joshua Tree National Park.” The California desert plants remain the least documented in the

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OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS TO OVER CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN 2016

If you thought Joshua Tree National Park was more crowded than ever last year, you were right. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on the park’s visitors…

More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park last year; 2,514,839 to be exact. That’s 500,000 more visitors than all

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LOCAL CARPOOLS GOING TO EAGLE MOUNTAIN HEARING IN PALM DESERT TOMORROW

The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have completed their study on the adjusting the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include more than 22,000 acres of public lands near Eagle Mountain. The public can express their thoughts on the proposal at a meeting 6

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NATIONAL PARKS HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Joshua Tree National Park—and all other national parks—will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free admittance today (Monday, January 16). Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as usual. For more information, call the park at 760-367-5500.

SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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CAMPING CAPACITY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Park Ranger George Land has some regulations you’ll want to adhere to while camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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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. As part of the Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory, National Park Service

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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A single-vehicle roll-over crash inside Joshua Tree National Park resulted in one woman being air-lifted to a hospital with moderate injuries. About 12:50 Thursday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters, park rangers, Morongo Basin Ambulance, and the California Highway Patrol were called to an area near Porcupine Wash in the Pinto Basin

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMAINS AT CAPACITY FOR CAMPING

Joshua Tree National Park continues to operate over capacity for this weekend. Park Ranger George Land says campgrounds will be particularly full… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to camp. The

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HEAVY RAINS CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on New Year’s Eve, Joshua Tree National Park has closed several roads because of standing water. Desert Queen Mine Road, Odell Road, and Big Horn Pass Road are all closed. Crews are working on opening Desert Queen Mine Road to the Pine City parking lot by

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