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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SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was seriously injured while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Scott Tuttle, rescue personnel from Joshua Tree Fire Department, Joshua Tree National Park rangers, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called for help about 11:10 a.m. to Cathouse Rock, a rock-climbing area west

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST DIRECTOR RESIGNS

After nearly seven years at the helm of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the executive director is resigning. Under the stewardship of Nancy Karl, the MDLT has acquired and preserved 47,114 acres of desert land. She led efforts to save the 955 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park known as

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETS TOMORROW

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree National

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OBJECTS TO SODA LAKE SOLAR PROJECT

The National Park Service has lodged strongly worded objections to a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve, saying the project would harm wildlife and suggesting that it be built elsewhere.

According to a story in today’s Riverside Press-Enterprise, Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois submitted

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MOTORCYCLE RUN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans this Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree

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SKY’S THE LIMIT EVENING WITH THE COSMOS SATURDAY NIGHT

The Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold “An Evening with the Cosmos” this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her telescope…

The public is invited for an evening with the cosmos on Saturday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m. at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY LOOKING FOR HARD-WORKING VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is looking for volunteers who want to do some hard work for a great cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

Volunteers are needed for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s newest fundraising project. Committed volunteers are needed immediately to collect and transport the recyclable materials in the

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POKER RUN TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

A Poker run this coming Saturday will benefit local Homeless Veteran’s. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets her motor running…

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome, no matter the motorcycle or even vehicle. Start time is

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VISIT JTNP

ROP Broadcasting student Jean Dizon emphasizes the attractions of Joshua Tree National Park… Have a little extra time on your hands? Do you love spending time outdoors and enjoying nature itself? Come visit the Joshua Tree National Park today and experience the many attractions and beautiful views Joshua Tree has

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KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the National Park, and keep it clean. Ranger Pam Tripp asks for your considerate behavior…

The question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is “What will we see as we drive through?” Our common answer is that you will see some animals, lots of vegetation, and

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13-YEAR-OLD RESCUED AFTER INJURY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A 13-year-old Manhattan Beach girl on a hiking trip with her class, had to be rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Tuesday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the girl was hiking with her classmates in the Indian Cove area of the park when she stepped on a

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SPRING BLOOMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the approach of spring comes a promise of color in the desert. Ranger Pam Tripp welcome spring blooms… A sprinkling of spring blooms has begun in the south end of the park, along with a few Joshua Trees and other blooms in the north. Scattered areas are alive with

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VETERANS POKER RUN

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. Bring in your donations for the thrift store, as well: food,

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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE “DESERT ROCKS” SHOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The iconic boulders of Joshua Tree National Park are just one of the ways the desert “rocks.” There are sparkling gemstones, swingin’ music, and—of course—those notorious earthquakes. Life on the faultline inspires creativity in many ways, and the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center is using “The Desert Rocks! Life on the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is taking applications again this year for its Youth Conservation Corps program. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply for this intensive, hands-on work experience. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Corps members work 7

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDANT, GENERATING $62 MILION ANNUALLY

Without fanfare, the National Park Service has moved a Joshua Tree National Park official into the position of acting superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the appointment of Andrea Compton… With the retirement of Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler, the National Park Service has started the recruitment process

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