SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS SCALED BACK

Now in its 12th day, an intensive search for two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park has been scaled back. A park press release says Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, drove their car into the park at 6:45 a.m. July 27 and have not been

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DOG TEAMS CONTINUE THE SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS

One of the volunteers with Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue who has been out searching for the missing couple nearly every day with her search dog is a Pioneertown resident. Reporter David Haldane spoke with her and says she’s determined to see the search through…

Imagine that someone’s

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers on everyone’s minds, managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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PIECES OF THE PAST IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past along its paths. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper to says report findings to park rangers…

Do you keep any mementos from family members who live far away or are deceased? Sometimes simple, everyday items have special meanings because of

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THE SEARCH PROCESS FOR MISSING PEOPLE

It’s been a week since an Orange County couple went missing in Joshua Tree National Park, and searchers are still scouring the area where their car was found. Searchers from the national park, the Sheriff’s Department, Border Patrol, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue are searching the Maze Loop Trail

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COTTONWOOD ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

The Cottonwood entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is closed due to flooding, following the heavy rains this week. Park personnel are at the scene with heavy equipment to clear the road and repair the damage caused by flooding, and the road is expected to open sometime today.

THE PUBLIC IS INTERFERING WITH THE SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS

About 25 searchers were out again Wednesday looking for the missing hikers who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday. The car of Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph 21, was found in the parking lot for this trail last Friday. Park spokesman George Land said the search will continue, despite

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DESERT SURVIVAL TIPS

While the likelihood of finding the Orange County couple alive diminishes each day they remain missing—and it’s highly unusual for people to remain missing this long—reporter David Haldane has some suggestions o, how to avoid—and if necessary, survive—becoming lost in the desert…

Imagine a nightmare scenario. You’re hiking in Joshua

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES TRAIL DURING SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS

Joshua Tree National Park announced yesterday the temporary closure of the Maze Loop Trail and trailhead while searchers look for two missing hikers. Tuesday was the fifth day in the search for Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Westminster. The couple’s car was found Friday at the trailhead

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers reaching its sixth day, reporter Rebecca Havely offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else… It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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WESTMINSTER COUPLE MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOR 5TH DAY

Search teams will brave triple-digit temperatures for a fifth day today hoping to find a Westminster couple reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park Friday. The couple, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, came to the park Thursday for a hiking trip and haven’t been seen since. Their car

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SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CONTINUES

A search for a pair of missing hikers in Joshua Tree National Park is going into its fourth day today. According to park spokesman George Land, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Westminster, were supposed to have checked out of their AirBnB rental home by 11 a.m. Friday.

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SUPERVISORS MEET: LOCAL RECOGNITION, APPOINTMENT AND REVENUE AGREEMENT

A recognition, an appointment, and a revenue agreement all with ties to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… In a largely ceremonial move, supervisors will recognize Joshua Tree

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COST OF SENIOR NATIONAL PARK PASS GOING FROM $10 TO $80 NEXT MONTH

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands “Senior Pass” gives U.S. citizens age 62 and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get yours now before the price goes up—way up…

A Senior Pass to America’s national parks has been a very reasonable

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR 5TH ANNUAL ART EXPOSITION

Artists hoping to win cash prizes and recognition in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition have until midnight tomorrow to enter. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how…

The deadline to enter artwork for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition is

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JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS GETS EUROPEAN KUDOS

A European magazine has named a Joshua Tree business the best tour operator for 2017. Joshua Tree Excursions, which provides private, customized desert adventures in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert, was named the best eco-adventure tour operator in Southern California by Lux magazine. Joshua Tree Excursions was

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

If you’re planning a hike in the summer heat at Joshua Tree National Park be sure to take the essential precautions. Here with some helpful hiking tips is Park Ranger George Land…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the

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CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk in the park Saturday night. There are many creatures who come out after the sun goes down. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation to learn about animals who are active at night. The talk will be

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