NATIONAL PARKS FREE THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

To celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Joshua Tree and all 405 National Parks are waiving entrance fees on this Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in February can be unpredictable and temperatures may fluctuate. When hiking or walking, always

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 7. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. Jupiter will be bright and four of its moons will be visible. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH AND RESCUE SEEKS MEMBERS

Joshua Tree Search and Rescue has been the salvation of many a lost hiker or injured climber in the National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says there are slots open on the team… Joshua Tree Search and Rescue is recruiting new volunteer members. No prior training or experience is required. Joshua

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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DOG ATTACKS BICYCLIST IN JOSHUA TREE, IS SHOT AND KILLED BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A dog was shot and killed by a Sheriff’s deputy after it attacked a bicyclist near Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, about 12:45 p.m., Burnley Willis was riding his bicycle on Quail Springs Road near California Avenue in Joshua Tree when a Rottweiler

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FREE ENTRANCE INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

After you participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. march, perhaps you’ll take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Monday is a free entrance day for all national parks… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FREE ADMISSION ON KING BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will offer free admittance on Monday, January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, reservations, and tours will still be collected. Visitors are reminded to bring their own water as most campgrounds and picnic areas do not have water. Water is

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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UNIQUE PUBLIC PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP BRINGS OVER 15,000 ACRES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service says a unique public-private partnership has led to the permanent preservation of over 15,000 acres of private in-holdings across Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley and Mojave National Preserve. The parks and preserve were established under the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, but land acquisition

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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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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