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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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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