SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at

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STILL NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN DISAPPEARANCE

Twenty-seven days after Erin Corwin, 20, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, was reported missing, specialized Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find out what may have happened on June 28th, the day she told her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain

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SEARCH WARRANT FILINGS REVEAL MORE IN CORWIN CASE

The wife of a former Marine suspected of having an affair with Erin Corwin–the missing pregnant wife of another Marine– told a witness “detectives would never find her body.” Search warrants made public reveal Nichole Lee, 24, the wife of Christopher Lee–who may have been with Corwin on the day

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THE “WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY” AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited to explore the wonders of the night sky this Saturday night at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The free event begins around 8:00 pm and continues until approximately 2:00 am. This cosmic

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INVESTIGATORS SAY CORWIN SHOT, LOVER ARRESTED AND RELEASED

Sheriff’s Investigators believe a pregnant Marine spouse, missing since June 29th, may have been shot while hunting with an ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. Erin Corwin, 20, planned to meet with neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, to spend a quote – “special day together” on a hunting

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS GENERATE 63 MILLION IN 2013

A new National Park Service report shows that 1,383,341 visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent $62,929,90 in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. “Joshua Tree National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said interim superintendent

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NEW JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT NAMED

David Smith has been selected as the new superintendent for Joshua Tree National Park in California. Smith is currently the superintendent of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. He will begin his new position in mid-September, replacing former superintendent Mark Butler, who retired earlier this

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JTNP ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE NAMED FOR 2015

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association announced the selections for the 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence Program. Four visual artists and a multimedia artist were invited to participate in the program’s seventh year of providing a unique residential opportunity to artists from around the nation. The 2014-2015 artists

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Y.V. TOWN COUNCIL VOTES TO PATCH AND PAVE BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Everyone knows that Black Rock Canyon Road in Yucca Valley that leads to Joshua Tree National Park is in terrible shape, and everyone agrees that something must be done about it. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Council discussed what should

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party this Saturday, July 19 starting at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and ending about midnight. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the Needle Galaxy, the Sagittarius and Hercules Clusters, and the four great nebulae near the heart of

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TWO WEEKS: NO SIGN OF CORWIN, ABANDONED MINES BEING SEARCHED

More than two weeks after she disappeared, there’s still no sign of a pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, The County Sheriff says search teams have combed 200 square miles of remote desert. Erin Corwin, who turns 20 today, the wife of a Marine, was last seen June 28 at her home

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SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN CONTINUES

Specialized investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers, continue the search today for Erin Corwin, 19, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who hasn’t been seen since June 28. The County Sheriff’s Department said the search has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. The

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BREAKING NEWS IN CASE OF MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Z107.7 News has learned that investigators have developed key information in the case of the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was reported missing Sunday morning, June 29. A source close to the Sheriff’s investigation revealed that Corwin, who is three months pregnant, had apparently been having an affair

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS PARK CAMPFIRE SAFETY TIPS

The hot weather means fire danger in our Morongo Basin and Joshua Tree National Park Firefighters are on the alert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers these campfire safety tips… For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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BATS IN OUR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS SUMMER

The warm weather and cool nights bring out a familiar desert sight. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says keep your eye out for bats…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world: the bat.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Bring telescopes or binoculars, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory

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NEW INTERIM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT NAMED

The Acting Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park Andrea Compton is going back to her regular assignment as the Park’s Chief Resource Officer. She provided Z107.7 with a copy of a note she sent her staff, introducing them to her temporary successor. Todd Suess will be the next acting superintendent

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROEJCT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

A star party tomorrow night at Sky’s the Limit. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where the telescopes will be focused… Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 1 a.m.

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FIRE IS PART OF NATURE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With high-temperature, high wind, and low humidity, most of Southern California is under a fire danger watch. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says in the park, fire is considered part of nature…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas.

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