PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp asks you to keep your park clean… Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen scraps or organic waste

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CAMPING CAPACITIES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park saw two million visitors in 2015, and it looks like 2016 will be just as, if not more, busy. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some reminders about camping capacity… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING TODAY

Today, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January 18 will be

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FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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FEE-FREE DAY IN NATIONAL PARKS MONDAY

In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, all National Parks will waive entrance fees on Monday, January 18. Visitors will not have to pay the $20 per vehicle entrance price, although camping and reservation fees still apply. The National Park Service hopes residents take advantage of this fee-free day

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OLD NATIONAL PARKS POSTERS ARE FOCUS OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND

Two programs will discuss lost art posters of the 1930s featuring national will be held at locations inside Joshua Tree National Park tonight and tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you when and where… Join retired park ranger, Doug Leen, aka, “Ranger Doug” who, in recognition of the 100th birthday of

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BOY RESCUED AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

16-year-old boy fell off a rock formation inside Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon and had to be rescued by firefighters. County fire Captain Jay Dimoff said about 2 p.m., the boy, who was part of an educational group from San Diego, was rock scrambling about 1 ½ miles from

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QUILT SHOW FEATURING NATIONAL PARKS OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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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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