NATIONAL PARK SERVICES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Our National Park is celebrating its centennial anniversary. Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares some of its history… “To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will

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HIKES SET TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

You can join the superintendent of the Joshua Tree National Park in a series of hikes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her hiking shoes… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year. In recognition and celebration of

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TURNS 100 IN 2016, 16 FREE DAYS OFFERED

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park, will waive entrance fees on 16 days in 2016. The fee-free days include Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18), National Park Week (April 16 through 24),

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2 MILLIONTH VISITOR IN 2015 IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Just days before the end of the year, Joshua Tree National Park welcomed its 2 millionth visitor yesterday (December 28). Park superintendent David Smith said the record number of visitors this year “blew away” the previous record, 1.6 million, set in 2014. Earlier this year, Smith said the park was

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE INSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK CALLED SUSPICIOUS

Monday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters went bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park as they responded to a fire about a half mile up Rattlesnake Canyon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called at 12:19 for a Joshua tree fire. Marquez said firefighters had to scramble over rocks carrying

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT THIS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The annual Christmas Bird Count is set for this New Year’s Day. Managing editor Tami Roleff says volunteers are needed…

Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society. The count begins

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here… Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

If you are a teenager, or have a teen between the ages of 16 and 18, who are interested in working in the outdoors next summer, make plans to apply to the Youth Conservation Corps. ROP Broadcasting student Daneita Chestnut fills in the details… Joshua Tree National Park Youth Conservation

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BOBCAT KITTEN RELEASED 3 MONTHS AFTER MOTHER KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three months after a bobcat kitten was captured inside a chicken coop in Twentynine Palms, she was released back into the wild near Joshua Tree National Park by an animal rescue organization. In mid-September, the chickens’ owner heard a ruckus in the coop and found the kitten inside the coop

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FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS TO FOURTH GRADERS

The National Parks are offering a great opportunity for fourth grade students. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with more… There is exciting news for all fourth graders! You are eligible for a free annual pass to all National Parks, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites. In order to

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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ONLINE

If you’re planning a trip to the Joshua Tree National Park you can do it online. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp to tell you how…

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on our personal interests.

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FREE NATIONAL PARK PASSES FOR ALL FOURTH GRADERS Attention fourth graders: You can now get free admission to federal recreation

Attention fourth graders: You can now get free admission to federal recreation sites. Joshua Tree National Park ranger Pam Tripp tells you how…

There is exciting news for all fourth graders. You are eligible for a free annual pass to all National Parks, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management

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SKY'S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 5. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the galaxies, clusters, and nebula. Check Sky’s The Limit’s Facebook page to learn the

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HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

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FALL VISITORS DESCEND ON JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The holidays are upon us, and, the staff at Joshua Tree National Park is expecting very busy weekends. As early as Friday mornings, campgrounds will fill with campers, climbers, and hikers, and day use visitors will enjoy the mild temperatures during this holiday season. Cooler temperatures may also provide a

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ON TRACK FOR 2 MILLION VISITORS THIS YEAR

Joshua Tree National Park is on track to have nearly two million visitors this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Park Superintendent David Smith told about 200 people at the State of the Morongo Basin October 29 that those visitors spend money in our Morongo Basin…

“The park is a

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PREPARES FOR EL NINO

As Southern California braces for the extra rain expected from the El Nino effect, so is Joshua Tree national Park. Reporter Sara Snyder says…

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are taking a pro-active approach to what scientists say could be the strongest El Nino on record. Staff preparations include a

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FALL CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Cooler weather brings campers to our National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers visitors some camping tips… With this season’s cooler weather, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park have begun to fill every weekend, as early as Friday morning and through the weekends. Reservations can be made for Indian Cove

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CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is an ideal camping destination when you come prepared. ROP Broadcast Student Daneita Chestnut has a check list… Many people from all over the map come to visit Joshua tree National Park. According to park rangers Sara Sutton and Lorna Shuman Visitors are allowed to camp

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO WINNERS

More than 300 people attended the opening reception for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show, held November 13 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Out of 100 artist entries, 52 artists were juried into the exhibition, and six received special awards for their work.

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