LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

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

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ANOTHER CLIMBING AREA CLOSED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Another climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed due to nesting raptors. The Park announced Thursday that the Towers of Uncertainty area, about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, is closed to climbers due to nesting birds. The area will be closed until the birds

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WORLD CLASS VIOLINIST AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Harrison House Music and Arts presents Shalini Vijayan on solo violin performing works from Bach to the present by composers from around the globe. The performance is tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Joshua Tree Health Foods, 29 Palms Hwy at Sunset

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MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WAS A MARINE

More details today following a violent, motorcycle-to-motorcycle head-on crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. Base officials say the man killed was a Marine stationed at the Twentynine Palms base. Corporal Elmer VanHoorebeke Jr., 27, was an electrical system technician with VMU-1 who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. VanHoorebeke

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2nd RIDER FROM SUNDAY MOROTRCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JTNP DIES

The second rider involved in a head-on motorcycle to motorcycle crash Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park has died. Riverside County Coroner’s officials said Elmer Vanhoorebeke Jr., 27, of Twentynine Palms died Sunday afternoon at 4:20 p.m. in the Emergency room at Desert Hospital in Palms Springs. Vanhoorebeke Jr had

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RARE BUTTERFLY FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

March 29, Joshua Tree National Park conducted its annual butterfly count. Local volunteers and park staff worked to catalog species found inside the park. This year, researchers were rewarded for their continuing efforts when they found several mallow scrub-hairstreaks (Strymon istapa) near the Cottonwood area. This is a new butterfly

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J.T. TORTOISE RESCUE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue will be featured at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Wednesday lecture series…

Rae Packard of Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue never slows down in her race to save the Desert Tortoise. In the 1920’s there were 1,000 California

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ONE KILLED IN MOTORYCLE VERSUS MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was killed in a head-on motorcycle crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain John Garber, about 1:53 p.m., Joshua Tree fire fighters and paramedics were called to a crash between two motorcycle riders about a mile and a half inside the west

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PROJECT WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will look at a unique program with Joshua Tree National Park….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District directors will consider approval of a five-year pilot program between the District

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MEDICAL AID CALLED TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TWICE SUNDAY

On Sunday, Joshua Tree fire fighters were called to Joshua Tree National Park two times. Fire Captain Steve Lasiter said just before 11 a.m., a motorcycle rider was seriously injured when he came around a curve about a mile inside the western entrance to the park, and found traffic stopped

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WILDFLOWERS ARE OUT AND ABOUT, WE HAVE THE LINK

It’s spring, and that means it’s wildflower time in the Morongo Basin. While the drought is having an effect on the wildflower display, there are areas where wildflowers are abundant. Desert dandelions, evening primrose, and datura add color along the shoulders of Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, and along Quail

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MATING RAPTORS CAUSE CLOSURE OF SOME PARK CLIMBING ROUTES

Joshua Tree National Park Interim Superintendent Andrea Compton has announced a temporary closure of a climbing and bouldering area near the Hidden Valley Campground due to nesting prairie falcons. The climbing routes include: Patagonia Pile, both east and west faces; the Head; Labor Dome; and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. The

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SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was seriously injured while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Scott Tuttle, rescue personnel from Joshua Tree Fire Department, Joshua Tree National Park rangers, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called for help about 11:10 a.m. to Cathouse Rock, a rock-climbing area west

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST DIRECTOR RESIGNS

After nearly seven years at the helm of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the executive director is resigning. Under the stewardship of Nancy Karl, the MDLT has acquired and preserved 47,114 acres of desert land. She led efforts to save the 955 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park known as

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETS TOMORROW

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree National

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OBJECTS TO SODA LAKE SOLAR PROJECT

The National Park Service has lodged strongly worded objections to a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve, saying the project would harm wildlife and suggesting that it be built elsewhere.

According to a story in today’s Riverside Press-Enterprise, Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois submitted

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MOTORCYCLE RUN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans this Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree

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SKY’S THE LIMIT EVENING WITH THE COSMOS SATURDAY NIGHT

The Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold “An Evening with the Cosmos” this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her telescope…

The public is invited for an evening with the cosmos on Saturday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m. at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature

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