ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years

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FULL MOON HIKE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will offer a full moon hike this Saturday night. With hot summer days, the full moon hike offers a chance to take advantage of the cooler evening hours with the brightness of the moon lighting the way. Hikers will be treated to an hour long, ranger-guided

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NAMED IN TOP 10 MUSICAL ATTRACTIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has been voted one of the top musical attractions in the world. After four weeks of voting, readers of USA Today and 10 Best chose their top 10 favorites from a list of 20 musical attractions, and Joshua Tree National Park came in ninth place. The

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DROUGHT THREATENS VERY EXISTENCE OF JOSHUA TREES

If the Mojave desert continues to be in a drought along with the rest of California, the very existence of the iconic Joshua trees may be threatened. An ecologist with the University of California Riverside told the Los Angeles Times, “If warmer, drier conditions continue in the coming decades, scientific

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HIKER INJURED WHILE CLIMBING ROCKS IN INDIAN COVE

A hiker climbing on rocks in the Indian Cove campground about 11 a.m. Saturday suffered moderate injuries when he fell about 50 feet. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, the hiker was climbing a rock face without any protective gear when he lost his footing. Martin said the

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Third Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art show will open in November this year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the call for art is out…

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual juried Joshua Tree National Park art show. The art exhibition will be held at the

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SUMMER CLOSURES START TODAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree National Park, and several campgrounds in the park will close today (June 1). Ryan campground will close at the access road. Partial closures include the east side of Black Rock campground will close (the west side will remain open); the “B” loop

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FEES ARE GOING UP AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Many fees at Joshua Tree National Park will increase as of June 1, the park service has announced. Park officials said that while the public was generally in support of higher fees, the park received many public comments about increasing the fees in smaller increments than originally planned. In consideration

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO REOPEN OASIS VISITOR’S CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park will hold its official re-opening of its Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The festivities will include Native American bird singers and remarks by the park’s superintendent, David Smith. Light refreshments will be served. The visitor center and bookstore moved to

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BOOK SIGNING AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Former Joshua Tree National Park ranger Joe Zarki will discuss his new book and hold a book signing at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. His book, “Images of America—Joshua Tree National Park” will be available for purchase at the book

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show here on Z107.7. David Smith will be able to answer your questions about vandalism and graffiti in the park, archeological and cultural sites that have closed to the public, the park’s impact on the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PUTS AREAS OFF-LIMITS, OTHER CHANGES

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith has revised some park regulations effectively immediately. Changes in the regulations include putting most archeological and cultural sites off limits to visitors. Those still open to the public are the “Disney petroglyphs” on the Barker Dam nature trail; Hidden Valley boulder; Indian Cave

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CLIMBING ROUTES CLOSED FOR NESTING RAPTORS

The park has also issued a temporary emergency closure to protect nearby nesting raptors. The climbing routes affected by this closure include: Patagonia Pile-(East and West Faces), The Head, Labor Dome and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. Bouldering routes in the closure area include: Iron Door Cave, Voices, Tidal Wave, Tilt-O-Meter,

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TIPS FOR RIDING HORSES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is not just for hikers, rock climbers, and visitors driving through. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says some visitors see the park from the back of a horse…

Horseback riding is a popular way to experience Joshua Tree National Park for those who have horses. Two hundred

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring

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1.6 MILLION VISITORS SPENT $74 MILLION WHEN THEY VISITED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST YEAR

Nearly 1.6 million visitors came to Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, and visitor numbers have been steadily increasing for the last 8 months, according to a report released yesterday by the National Park Service. While the percentage of increases in visitors in July and August 2014 were in the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTS STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CELEBRATES NATIONAL PARK WEEK

This is National Park Week and Joshua Tree National Park is celebrating. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to participate… Join Joshua Tree National Park in celebrating National Park Week, this April 18-26, with special celebrations for kids on National Junior Ranger Day, April 25. Visit Joshua Tree National Park

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FREE ADMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

National Park Week starts today, Saturday, April 18, and entrance into Joshua Tree National Park will be free today and tomorrow. The theme of National Park Week is “Find Your Park”, and the public is invited to share their experiences, feelings, or sense of American pride about their parks at

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