SIGN UP EARLY FOR BLACK ROCK LECTURE ABOUT DROUGHT

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain College are sponsoring the third event in their Black Rock lecture series, “Water in a Decade of Drought.” This free event requires pre-registration; here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to register… Everyone wants to know, will this

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER

“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms January, February, and March 2015. Area artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition, and are asked

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LECTURE ON LOST CITY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, is presenting another great lecture in their Old Schoolhouse lecture series. This one focuses on a lost city. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, an Ophir city once

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITOR’S CENTER MOVES

Joshua Tree National Park will be starting a seismic retrofit project at the park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. While the project is under construction, the Oasis visitor information desk and bookstore have moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center. Visitor services will be unaffected,

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STAR-GAZING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Star gazers know that crucial elements for viewing are a clear night and a dark location. Joshua Tree National Park has both.So be sure to pack the binoculars on your next camping trip or evening drive through the park. At this time of year you can see the brightest object

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LEGAL BATTLE OVER EAGLE MOUNTAIN IS OVER

A 28-year legal battle over the use of the former Kaiser Eagle Mountain Iron Mine property is over. United States District Judge Robert Timlin ruled December 18 that the 2,846 acres of land be returned to the public, setting aside a planned land exchange and any further development plans for

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here… Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The first quarter moon will be spectacular, and Jupiter and its moons will appear about 9:30. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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BIRD-WATCHERS WANTED FOR JOSHUA TREE BIRD COUNT THIS SUNDAY

The annual Christmas Bird Count is set for this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker says volunteers are being sought… Birdwatchers are needed to help with the Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. On Sunday, December 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., people interested in bird-watching should meet at the

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 20. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Late December is one of the finest months to observe the night skies. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress

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A LECTURE ON MINING IN THE DESERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY EVENING

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, is presenting another great lecture in their Old Schoolhouse lecture series. This one is on the history of mining in the region. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Did you know that there

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WINNERS NAMED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show held its opening reception Friday night in which the winners of the 2014 juried art show were announced. Artist of Distinction: Chuck Caplinger, Twentynine Palms, oil on canvas; Artist-in-Residence Award: Claudia Bucher, Los Angeles, digital art; Superintendent’s Award: Howard Spector, South Pasadena, photograph,

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TWO BIG BIRD COUNTS PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH

Attention bird watchers and nature lovers, two big bird counts are set for this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… Birdwatchers get your binoculars ready. There are two bird counts in the month of December that need people who love birdwatching. On Sunday, December 14, participants

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION THIS WEEKEND

The 2nd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo will start this Friday with an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A gala opening reception for the second Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will kick off the three-day event Friday,

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FALLEN CLIMBER RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A man was rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning, after he dislocated a hip following a fall while climbing near Jumbo Rocks campground. According to a park press release, David Mazal, of Bishop, was belaying for another climber on the Gem route of the Conan’s Corrider climb about

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107-7 UP-CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The new superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 14. David Smith recently proposed increases for admittance to and user fees in the national park, and this is your opportunity to tell Smith your views on his proposal to increase fees, and

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CDPA ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

An art exhibit will mark the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to Joshua Tree Friday evening… On Friday, November 14, there will be an opening reception for the CDPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit will feature artwork from Joshua Tree National Park

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DESERT SKY DINNER THIS SATURDAY MARKS CDPA 2OTH

Dinner and dancing this Saturday will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act.

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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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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT GETS PUBLIC INPUT ON PARK FEES

A small group at the Bell Center had a spirited back-and-forth about proposed fee increases for Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says that Superintendent David Smith received some strong messages and constructive suggestions… David Smith, the Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park, started the town meeting on proposed

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