WILDLIFE AND PETS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

In other national park news, Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp sharing concerns about taking your pet inot the national park…

Imagine hiking a beautiful mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, and while taking in the scenery, you spot them. Big Horn Sheep. There is a herd nearby and you watch

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:15 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Several bright pairs of galaxies in the Virgo supercluster are among the most eye-catching. Sky-gazers will also be able to see

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FINES FOREIGN VANDAL, 4 OTHERS CONVICTED

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be

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STREET ARTIST PAYS FINE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEEDS WEED PULLERS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for one more session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. Reporter Dan Stork says weed pullers are needed tomorrow… The non-native weed Sahara mustard is invading Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding communities. It has

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The Orion nebula is setting in the west and the fantastic field of nebulae between Leo and Virgo highlights some of

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DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

The deadline is coming up to apply for the Joshua Tree National Park Youth Conservation Corps. ROP Broadcast student Kayla Stegall tells you where to get applications… Summer is sneaking up and you’re looking for a job. Well, I have news for you; Joshua Tree National Park is now recruiting

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ART EXHIBITS IN MORONGO VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

A new exhibit by a former Joshua Tree National Park artist-in-residence is now on display at the park’s visitor center in Joshua Tree. Olivia Parkes was artist-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park in March-April 2014. This spring, she returned to Joshua Tree for a residency at BoxoHouse, where she expanded

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO PULL WEEDS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to pull weeds tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for a one-day session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua Tree National

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23RD ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW

The 23rd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival starts this weekend at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The festival has moved from the Park’s Oasis of Mara Visitor Center due to a seismic retrofit construction at the visitor center. Sixteen artists will be on hand to exhibit and sell

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NESTING RAPTORS CLOSE CLIMBING AREA IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been temporarily closed to protect nearby nesting raptors. The “Towers of Uncertainty,” about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, will be closed until the birds have abandoned their nest. The closure is not anticipated to last beyond June 15.

BARKER DAM VANDALISM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REPAIRED

After months of experimentation and preparation, experts in restoring historical landmarks were in Joshua Tree National Park last week, painting over the graffiti that has marred Barker Dam for the last four years. Archaeologists and anthropologists from New Mexico and Vermont were “in-painting” the graffiti; matching the color of the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to help pull and invasive weed. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for two one-day sessions to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS ASK PUBLIC TO REPORT THE GRAFFITI VANDALS

Graffiti vandalism is becoming an ugly scourge in and around our beloved Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp urges residents and visitors to help them by reporting it…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. Jupiter will be brilliant, and eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations will stand out in the Milky

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STREET ARTIST WHO TAGGED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THREATENS LAWSUIT

Lawyers for the French street artist who posted a photo of his graffiti on a rock in Joshua Tree National Park are threatening to sue the hiking blog that exposed his graffiti. According to the Modern Hiker website, the blog’s authors received a letter from a French legal firm March

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A MODERATE WILDFLOWER SEASON BEGINS

Warmer wetter weather is bringing a moderate wildflower season to our desert region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the wildflowers are already starting to show their colors in Joshua Tree National Park… Rain fell somewhere in the Basin every month since November; and while experts aren’t predicting a banner year, this

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PARISIAN STREET ARTIST ACCUSED OF VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Vandalism in the form of spray painting on rocks is becoming a scourge in Joshua Tree and other national parks. A well-known international street artist appears to have vandalized Joshua Tree National Park last week. According to the blog Modern Hiker, Andre Saraiva, also known as Mr. Andre, posted a

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