FALL CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Cooler temps means its time for camping in our National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our nine campgrounds are on a first come, first

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FIND SOLACE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Finding solace in our National Park helps us find relief from everyday stress. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds us of our local sanctuary… During World War II, Over 1 million servicemen found solace and enjoyment in national parks and other natural areas, and were able to take advantage of the

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TELESCOPE CLINIC TONIGHT AT SKY'S THE LIMIT

Sky’s The Limit will help you with your telescope tomorrow night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to a telescope clinic… Sky’s The Limit Observatory will host a telescope clinic 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. The free workshop is for people who have a telescope they would

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PICTURES OF THE ROLLING STONES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ON DISPLAY

A series of intimate portraits of The Rolling Stones in Joshua Tree National Park, Stonehenge, London and Los Angeles in the 1960s are on display in London this week. The photographs, which show the band as their fame escalated during the tail end of the decade, were taken by close

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TARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPP

 

Desert visitors may not know how interesting tTARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPPhe trantula spider can be. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more details…

Most visitors to the desert in and around Joshua Tree National Park recognize a tarantula, but few know just what an interesting spider a tarantula

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SKY’S THE LIMIT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO HOLD NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

A Co-sponsored sky party concludes today. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on today’s events…The Night Sky Festival, co-sponsored by Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park concludes today. Some of today’s events include nature walks at the observatory, a ranger-led hike at Boy Scout Trail in

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SKY’S THE LIMIT NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL OCTOBER, 16-19

 

 

Sky’s the Limit has planned a night sky weekend festival packed with exciting day and night time activities for all ages. The Night Sky Festival is presented by Joshua Tree National Park in partnership with Sky’s the Limit and the Joshua Tree National Park Association. The weekend is

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

A special night sky festival is this weekend night in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her telescope… Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. Events—which will include night sky viewing, night

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PARK PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON HIDDEN VALLEY HIKING TRAIL

The Hidden Valley Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park will be closed to hikers intermittently for the next several weeks. Starting Tuesday, October 13, park staff will be performing maintenance on the trail for up to 30 minutes at a time. Work on the trail is scheduled Monday through

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PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENTS AT WHITEWATER TOMORROW

A public meeting will be held tomorrow on the proposed three national monuments designations in the California desert. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the Whitewater Preserve. The proposed Mojave Trails National Monument would preserve desert lands linking Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

In honor of the National Park’s 100th anniversary they are celebrating with a Night Sky Festival. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitaition… The National Park Service, steward of Joshua Tree National Park and over 400 other park sites around the country, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016. At Joshua

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PNEUMONIA THREATENS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK BIGHORN SHEEP

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are closely watching the bighorn sheep in the park after a lamb died from pneumonia in August. Park spokesman George Land said the first report of a sick and coughing bighorn sheep was reported in early May, and the sick lamb, who died shortly after

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FORMER PARK RANGER TO SPEAK AT LECTURE SERIES

The Morongo Basin’s Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture series presents a local author. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Wednesday, October 14, local author Joseph Zarki will speak at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley for the Historical Society’s lecture series. Zarki is a retired Park Ranger. His presentation is

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ART RECEPTION AT DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS GALLERY TONIGHT

“In the Wilderness: Celebrating the California Desert” is the theme of the newest art exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Gallery. An artists’ reception will be held tonight, Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m Music and refreshments will be available. The exhibition will be on display

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FREE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKES IN BARKER DAM

An artist in residence at Joshua Tree National Park will lead three free photography hikes at Barker Dam this weekend. Anyone with any type of camera—even a cell phone camera—is invited to take part in the 45-minute hike led by Luke Matjas. Matjas is the chair of art and performing

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TWO HIKER RESCUES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Two hikers were rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday in separate incidents. On Saturday, a 21-year-old man from Great Britain was hiking in the Rattlesnake Canyon area when he became separated from the others in his party. Search and rescue teams from Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Search and

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT APPEARS IN SAN BERNARDINO COURTROOM

Christopher Lee, accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in June 2014, made his first appearance in a San Bernardino courtroom Thursday morning. Under Judge Glenn Yabuno, Lee’s attorney waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Under a series of peremptory challenges filed by the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR TOMORROW

Joshua Tree National Park and the National Environmental Education Foundation ask for volunteers tomorrow to work side by side with park staff. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the details…

The 22nd National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, and its a fee-free day for visitors. Volunteers are needed from 8

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE “EVERY KID IN A PARK” PROGRAM

The National Park Service is mounting an effort targeted at fourth graders to get them to visit our national parks. Reporter Dan Stork explains how area children can take advantage of the free program—Every Kid in a Park—to visit Joshua Tree National Park or hundreds of other national parks… With

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53 ARTISTS, 26 LOCAL, SELECTED FOR NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

Of the 53 artists selected for inclusion in the third annual Joshua Tree National Park juried art exhibition, 26 are local artists. From Joshua Tree are Matt Collins, Doug Dolde, Fred Fulmer, James Hammons, Jennifer Kane, Casey Kiernan, Noreen Lawlor, James O’Keefe, Eric Pfranger, Karine Swenson, Alita Van Vliet, and

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