FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service celebrates their centennial and offers a fee free day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees on November 11 for Veterans Day. At Joshua Tree

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CELEBRATE NIGHT SKIES WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service Centennial is being celebrated throughout the month of November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares how…California’s desert communities are celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and highlighting the region’s protected public lands with free events through November. This weekend is the Joshua Tree 2016 Night Sky Festival, which

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

A special grant program is being offered by Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Edica Gonzales says graduate students can apply… Graduate students interested in conducting research in Joshua Tree National Park can apply for a 2016 Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grant. Research proposals should focus on some aspect of

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Scientists, engineers, astronomers, and park rangers will all be part of Joshua Tree National Park’s second annual Night Sky Festival. Reporter Kirby Davis says the weekend-long event is more than just looking at stars… Joshua Tree National Park will host its second annual Night Sky Festival Friday, October 28, through

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ENFORCEMENT, MONITORING STEPPED UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOLLOWING THEFTS, VIOLATIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has experienced several cases of vandalism, thefts, and violations of closed areas in the park. Due to two separate incidents in recent weeks, the park is stepping up its monitoring and enforcement of those in violation of no-entry areas in around the Keys Ranch area. Four

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ORDERS 20-FOOT MONUMENT DESTROYED

A man who built a stone and concrete monument dedicated to President Woodrow Wilson inside Joshua Tree National Park boundaries has been fined $9,000 and his monument to a hero of the Albanian people will be torn down. Din Kossova is an Albanian immigrant who lives in Sky Valley, on

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CELEBRATE PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL BACKPACKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, a unique opportunity for a backpacking trip into Joshua Tree National Park is being offered this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his 30-pound backpack… California’s desert communities are celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and highlighting the region’s

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PUBLIC LANDS DAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND BIG MORONGO CANYON

Joshua Tree National Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invite volunteers to the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day events. Reporter Rebecca Havley tells us what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park… Mark your calendar on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. till noon. National Public Lands Day

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION NAMES WINNERS

Hundreds of people attended the opening reception for the fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show, held Saturday, September 17 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Out of 92 artist entries, 49 artists were juried into the exhibition, and four received special awards for their work.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO THIS WEEKEND

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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49 PALMS CANYON AREA OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENED

Joshua Tree National Park officials announced that the popular 49 Palms Oasis has been reopened for park visitors. Park biologists state that cooler temperatures, additional forage and the impact of recent rain activity in the area, created conditions favorable for reopening the oasis, which has been closed since the end

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THE JOSHUA TREE MAY BE DECLARED A THREATENED SPECIES

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Joshua tree may need protection under the Endangered Species Act after a petition by an environmental group argued that climate change could decimate nearly all of the trees by the end of this century. The wildlife service found the petition has

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HI-DESERT HEALTH CLINICS TO PRESCRIBE “TAKE A HIKE” FOR FREE PARK ENTRY

The doctors at the Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics in cooperation with Joshua Tree National Park will be writing important prescriptions for health. Reporter Kirby Davis said they will recommend patients “Take a Hike”… The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics are partnering with Joshua Tree National Park to get the clinics’ patients

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FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR FOURTH GRADERS

It’s back. Due to popular demand, the National Park Service is continuing its free annual pass to all national parks for fourth graders and their families. The 2017 pass is good through August 31, 2017. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… There is exciting news for all fourth

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FREE 2017 NATIONAL PARK PASSES AVAILABLE FOR FOURTH GRADERS STARTING TODAY

It’s back. Due to popular demand, the National Park Service is continuing its free annual pass to all national parks for fourth graders and their families. The 2017 pass is available September 1, and is good through August 31, 2017. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has all the details… There is

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park will offer free

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PARK SERVICE TURNS 100, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOINS THE OTHER 412

National Park Service supporters, visitors and staff are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service today at 413 parks nationwide. The NPS is inviting everyone to join the celebration by visiting a national park this week. There are hundreds of events taking place around the country to celebrate

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY PARTY TOMORROW

The National Park Service turns 100 years old Thursday, and the staff at Joshua Tree National Park are inviting you to help them celebrate. Join the park staff at the Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning for birthday cake. Admission to

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CHIEF RANGER TO RETIRE

After 32 years of service to the National Park Service, Chief Ranger Jeff Ohlfs will retire August 31. Ohlfs has served at Joshua Tree National Park for 26 years. He started his career with the Park Service as an intern in 1981 at Pinnacles National Monument, and has worked at

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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