JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK SUNDAY

A special treat this Sunday in Joshua Tree, a talk with the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence program will present a talk with the artist Sunday, June 15. Cristopher Cichocki, an internationally recognized artist who

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A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE PARK SERVICE’S WILDLIFE BRANCH

It takes a lot of work to run a national park. Not only are there administrative staff, maintenance workers, and security and protection staff, but rangers work behind the scenes to study the park and its wildlife. Park Ranger Pam Tripp introduces the wildlife branch of the Park’s Resources division…

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 31. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. For more information, call 760-367-7222.

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WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

One of the best meteor showers of 2014 may potentially be on tap for this weekend. The Camelopardalids will appear to originate near the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10 degrees from the North Star. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be out with her camera, taking photos, and tells you where you

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTING NIGHT SKY VIEWING SATURDAY

This Saturday and next brings some celestial fun at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “evenings with the cosmos”…. Saturday’s May 24 and 31 promise excellent viewing of constellations, galaxies and quasars at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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WARM WEATHER WILL BRING OUT BEES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome… As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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CADIZ WINS ROUND ONE IN EFFORT TO PUMP WATER FROM MOJAVE DESERT

Round one for Cadiz…

An Orange County Superior judge ruled recently against environmentalists who challenged Cadiz Inc.’s plans to pump groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to a southern California water agency. The Center for Biological Diversity and the National Parks Conservation Association, among others, charged in

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TWO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS GET AWARD FOR VALOR

Two Joshua Tree National Park rangers were presented with a prestigious award for valor by the Department of the Interior at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Danielle Sandoval and Jeremie Johnston were members of a trail crew working near Covington Flats in the park in July 2011 when they

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WOMAN HIKER RESCUED AT 49 PALMS OASIS THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters rescued a woman hiking near 49 Palms Oasis in Twentynine Palms yesterday. Shortly before 3:30, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department was called to the popular hiking trail for a report that a woman was passing out and possibly unconscious.

Fire fighters met with park

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party this Saturday, May 3. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing moon, Mars, and Jupiter. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes,

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SOME GREAT HIKES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With one of the world’s most beautiful National Parks in our Backyard, there is no dearth of spectacular hiking spots. ROP Broadcasting student David Mason asked a local Joshua Tree National Park Ranger her favorite places to hike……

Hiking in the park can be fun and enjoyable. Park Ranger Caryn

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FOUR TEENS INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TUESDAY NIGHT

Four teenagers were injured late Tuesday night when their car rolled over near the Joshua Tree entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old Joshua Tree girl was driving a green 2003 Toyota Solara southbound on Quail Springs Road, toward the

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“THE TRAMP AND THE ROUGH-RIDER” AT THE 29 PALMS INN

Two great figures from America’s past will come alive at the Twentynine Palms Inn Sunday afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says to make your reservations now for “The Tramp and the Rough-Rider”… Imagine stepping back in time to the early 1900s and meeting naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt as

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 26. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the constellation Leo, Mars, and Jupiter. Visitors should bring binoculars or

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK STARTS SATURDAY

National Park Week begins April 19, and Joshua Tree National Park will join the celebration. The National Park Service is waiving park entrance fees Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, although camping fees and fees for Keys ranch tours will still be collected. April 22 is Earth Day, and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT EVENING WITH THE COSMOS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 19. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about midnight when the moon rises. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the galaxies in Ursa Major, also known as

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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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