MUSICIAN WHO SPRAY PAINTED JOSHUA TREE TO WORK WITH MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Tuesday that the musician who spray painted a Joshua tree and cholla cactus while filming a music video in Joshua Tree will work with the non-profit to educate others about the desert. Beth Orton said in a statement: “I have learned that it doesn’t

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TO DISCUSS CONSERVATION AT BROWN BAG LECTURE TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert Land Trust changed the date of its next brown bag lunch lecture to tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the lecture on conservation and the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is tomorrow… The brown bag lunch lecture series continues Wednesday, April 20. Bring your own brown bad lunch,

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST FORMS TEAM FOR LAND RESTORATION

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is teaming up with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps to conserve and restore Mojave Desert Land Trust properties. The team, known as Gold Two, will clear the properties of debris, and add native plant material such as dead branches and trees to disguise old

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JOSHUA TREE MAN RESCUES WOMAN LOST IN THE DESERT FOR A WEEK

A Nevada woman is lucky to be alive after a Joshua Tree man found her after she was stranded for a week in a remote area of the the Mojave Desert. Joan Scolari, 73, had rented a car in Las Vegas Tuesday, November 24, and planned to drive to Lake

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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RANCHO MIRAGE MAN DIES IN KELSO ROAD CRASH

A Rancho Mirage man was killed in an early morning crash yesterday on a rural highway east of Twentynine Palms known as a shortcut to Las Vegas. At 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call reported an accident on Kelbaker Road, just north of Interstate 40 in rural Kelso. The California

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NEARBY BIGHORN SHEEP TO BE CAPTURED AND TESTED

Crews will capture, test and attach radio transmitters to Bighorn sheep in the nearby Mojave National Preserve this weekend. Experts will launch a $48,000 helicopter survey and GPS tracking effort this weekend to gauge the scope of a pneumonia epidemic that has killed more than 100 bighorn sheep in the

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TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE NEAR LUDLOW

Two freight trains collided deep in the Mojave Desert yesterday, where 20 rail cars derailed and 20 feet of railroad ties caught fire, according the County Fire Department. The wreck was reported at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday, beside Interstate 40, about 50 miles east of Barstow and three miles west of

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST LOOKING FOR VOLUNTERS TO CLEAN UP COYOTE HOLE

The maintenance of some lands held in the public trust is the business of people who care. Dan Stork says that people who care can help with the cleanup of Coyote Hole… On Saturday, October 19, Mojave Desert Land Trust invites you and stewards for a fun day of desert

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4TH GENERATION DESERT COWBOY AT SCHOOHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

A firsthand look at the rich ranching history of our region is being offered this Friday at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

The Mojave Desert, rich with cowboy and Indian legends, was settled by people who celebrated life, ranching, mining and cowboy

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PNEUMONIA KILLING BIGHORN SHEEP IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

A pneumonia outbreak has killed at least 33 bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert this summer, threatening one of the state’s healthiest herds and leaving experts fearing a more widespread die-off. Wildlife managers have shot seven of the animals to test for the disease. They are considering widespread removal and

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GEOCACHING

Combine scavenger hunts with the great outdoors and a high-tech assist, and you have: Geocaching! Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how you learn more about it… Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use a set of GPS coordinates to navigate to a hidden geocache. The Mojave Water Agency is

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY SAFE WATER CLASS

The Mojave Water Agency will hold a free session on water quality standards. During the class, “How Do I Know My Water Is Safe to Drink?” participants will learn how water is sampled, what agency monitors the data, what is considered “safe,” and who to call if you have a

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WATER SAFETY WORKSHOP

The Mojave Water Agency will hold a free session on water quality standards on Tuesday May 28 from 5:30 to 7 pm. During the class, “How Do I know My Water Is Safe to Drink?” participants will learn how water is sampled, what agency monitors the data, what is considered

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE ON DEFACEMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS

In recent months, vandals have defaced both natural features and man-made cultural artifacts in Joshua Tree National Park, and a mural in Joshua Tree. But defacement of Native American landmarks has been an ongoing fact of life for a longer time. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a lecture this

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOJAVE PRESERVE CLEANUP THIS WEEKEND

On Saturday, May 11, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and other organizations are sponsoring a clean-up and restoration in the Lanfair Area within Mojave National Preserve, followed by a stargazing event. Dan Stork has the schedule…

The Lanfair cleanup in the Mojave National Preserve starts with optional free camping on

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MET LAST NIGHTS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency met in a busy regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and tells us what actions the board took… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold the regular monthly meeting at 6:00 tonight at Agency offices under the old

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