Where did my cell phone go? Hmm…I was taking wildflower pictures in the Park. Maybe Ranger Pam Tripp can help me out…
Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not uncommon for the park to receive a phone call from a concerned visitor, asking if a wallet, cell phone, or other piece of personnel property has been found and turned in at a visitor center. Visitors sometimes also come into a center and turn in found items or report something lost. At this point, visitor center staff will fill out a lost/found report, which will be turned in to the lost and found department of our administrative division.
Any lost or found items turned in are kept for 30 days and reports are processed for items stored and/or returned to owners. Keep in mind, however, that not all lost items are found and turned in.
To report lost or found property and to find out more information about our lost and found department, please contact Jeannie Campbell at 760-367-5518.
For Z107.7, this is Park Ranger Pam Tripp, reminding you to enjoy the solace and wonder of your national park.
Now through April 19 the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the library in Joshua Tree. In addition to Easter specialties, the Friends have See’s one pound boxes of assorted chocolates, candy bars and lollipops available for purchase at the Joshua Tree Library year round. For more information about the Friend’s of the Library’s See’s fundraiser, please call the Joshua Tree Branch Library at (760) 366-8615.
Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s Grubstake Days Community Fair. The event, hosted by Hi-Desert Publishing, Z107.7 Radio, the Basin-Wide Foundation and the Town of Yucca Valley, is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Brehm Youth Park grounds on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. Continuous family entertainment will be offered on the Main Stage from 11 until 5. If you can sing a song, juggle, have a band, or just want to tell some jokes, you can be a part of Grubstake Days Community Fair. To sign up, call Gary Daigneault at Z107.7 radio, 760-366-8471.
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s Easter service April 20 will include special music by the choir, which will perform “World of Love,” a composition written by music director Clyde Grabski. The children’s choir will also perform. Following the 10 a.m. service there will be two Easter egg hunts (by age) and face painting for the children. Children wishing to participate in the children’s choir should contact Martha Thomas 760-365-1679 or Susan Mikschl 760-780-7885. Also on the schedule: Family-Up will meet at the church, April 16, at 6:00 pm for Dinner and Game Night, and the Mens’ Breakfast will be Saturday, April 19 at the church at 8:30 am. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley. For more information call the office at 760-365-6331.
Witnesses said the driver of this car ran a red light and hit 3 other vehicles. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with serious injuries.
A man described as being in “an altered state of consciousness” by paramedics is believed to be responsible for a four-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to witnesses, the man was speeding westbound about 80 miles per hour in the center lane of Highway 62, swerving in and out of traffic just before 9 p.m. As the man approached the intersection of La Contenta Road, witnesses said he ran the red light and hit a red Hyundai that was in the middle of the intersection. His car then hit a Ford that was in the left turn lane for eastbound Highway 62, and hit a third car in the fast lane of eastbound 62, before his car flipped over, ending up on its roof in the slow lane of eastbound Highway 62. The driver, who has not been identified by the California Highway Patrol, was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. A woman in the red Hyundai, the first vehicle hit, was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with minor injuries. The CHP is investigating the crash.
We’ve just had a little taste of the heat that’s ahead for us. ROP broadcasting student Matthew Pierce says it’s hot for pets, too…
When summer time comes around the heat can be a dangerous place for your pet to be. Follow these steps to keep your pet safe from the heat provided by the American Red Cross.
1. Don’t put your pet in the back of the truck. It very dangerous and in some states it’s illegal. And your dog could unintentionally get thrown into traffic or get hit by flying debris.
2. Stay bite free- dogs bites occur more frequently in warm months
3. And make sure you always check for signs of heat stroke
Keep your pets safe! Reporting for z107.7 news I am ROP Broadcasting student Matthew Pierce .
Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat tennis team will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School. First serve is at 3:15.