ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OPENS TOMORROW

The Annual Joshua Tree National Park Arts Festival opens tomorrow for 3-days at the Twentynine Palms Headquarters building. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitation… Spring is in the air and art is in the park at this year’s 24th annual Arts Festival at Joshua Tree National Park. The event

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BIRD SINGING AND DANCE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The first of several events celebrating Native American art and culture in the Morongo Basin will be held tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says bird dancing is an important part of Native American culture… The public is invited to join about 700 fourth graders tomorrow (Friday, April 1) to participate

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HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT SATURDAY

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICATIONS

Young people looking for work experience and some adventure may want to consider applying for the Joshua Tree National Park’s Youth Conservation Corps. ROP Broadcast Student Shelby Shupp says applications are being taken now… Joshua Tree National Park is giving youths an opportunity to have a summer experience with hands-on

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 30

A new event is being organized for all bicycle enthusiasts. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register for the Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Festival… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL

A family friendly festival has been planned as well as a bike ride. With all the details, here’s managing editor Tami Rolloff… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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USE ALTERNATIVE PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS DURING BUSY TIMES

Joshua Tree National Park will be busy this weekend, with thousands of visitors flocking to the park for the holiday weekend. Park Ranger Pam Tripp 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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FOURTH GRADERS FREE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, PROGRAM SATURDAY

Fourth graders can enjoy a special program in Joshua Tree National Park this Saturday. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds you that fourth graders and everyone in the car with them go to national parks for free… There is exciting news. Fourth graders are eligible for a free annual pass to

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ANOTHER ROCK CLIMBER FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

It’s spring break and that means the rock climbers are out in force in Joshua Tree National Park. For the second day in a row, Joshua Tree firefighters were called to help a rock climber who fell in Joshua Tree National Park. About 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man from

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ROCK CLIMBER RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber escaped serious injury when he fell in Joshua Tree National Park Monday afternoon. Rescue personnel said the man, identified only as being about 19 or 20 years old, was rock climbing in the Ryan Campground area when he somehow fell about 20 or 30 feet about 1

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WILDFLOWERS BLOOMING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The spring blooms are on display at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To everyone’s delight, our spring bloom has begun in the south end of the park. Cottonwood and surrounding areas are alive with lupines, bladderpod, chuperosa, and various other types and colors of wildflowers.

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CALL FOR ART FOR 4TH ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held earlier in the year this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says submissions are already being accepted… The Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, which has been held in November and December in previous years, is being held in

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A community partnership of the Joshua Tree National Park, City of Twentynine Palms and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center present the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be held on Saturday, April 30, at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The event is a leisure bike ride

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CALL FOR ART FOR 4TH ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held September 17 and 18 in Twentynine Palms. A call for art entries is now being issued for the exposition’s annual Juried Art Exhibition, which will be displayed at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of

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USE ALTERNATIVE PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS DURING BUSY TIMES

If you would rather not wait in a long line to enter the Joshua Tree National Park, take this advice from Park Ranger Pam Tripp… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 2 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so

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A PACKED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMINDS VISITORS OF OTHER ENTRANCES

Joshua Tree National Park is very busy this time of year, and will get even busier as this year’s bumper crop of wildflowers blooms. This causes long waits at the Joshua Entrance. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds you there are other, less used, entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE HOSTS WRITING WORKSHOPS

A writer and artist-in-residence will hold two writing exercises in Joshua Tree National Park that are open to the public. Sara Tourjee writes in a hybrid forms of prose and poetry; she will lead attendees through writing exercises using the park and Oasis of Mara as inspiration. The first session

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SPRING BLOOM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Spring colors are blooming at the Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To everyone’s delight, our spring bloom has begun in the south end of the park. Cottonwood and surrounding areas are alive with Lupines, Bladderpod, Chuperosa, and various other types and colors of wildflowers. As

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HIKE WITH THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL; PARK SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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REINTRODUCED LEGISLATION COULD EXPAND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Legislation reintroduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein would expand Joshua Tree National Park. The bill would create five off-road vehicle areas, designate 230,000 acres as wildlife areas, and add about 4,500 acres to Joshua Tree National Park and 39,000 acres to Death Valley National Park. The expansion does not include Eagle

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