HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH PARK FOR A FRIDAY HIKE

Hiking, walking, biking and rock climbing are just a few of the many ways to get outside and enjoy nature, while also increasing your energy and stamina. Joshua Tree National Park has more than 270 miles of trails for hiking and paved roads for biking. In order to help jump-start

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY

An inaugural event spanning five venues and three days this weekend is centered on the artistic beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork has the event line-up for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire… On December 6, 7, and 8, Twentynine Palms will host the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DECEMBER 6-8

Mark your calendars from next week and the first ever Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire at various venues in and around the headquarters in Twentynine palms. ROP Broadcast Student Crystal Faith Rickman has a preview…

According to a press release from the City of Twentynine Palms, there

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS PREMIERE STARGAZING EVENT THIS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree National Park is renowned for its dark night skies, making it an ideal place for astronomy and stargazing. Dan Stork says that there will be an exceptional opportunity for learning and viewing this weekend… Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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CHOLLA TRANSPLANTING AND CITIZEN SCIENTISTS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may notice work being done along the Pinto Basin Road. A contractor is working with park staff to return 800 plants back to the Cholla Cactus Garden. Work started late October and could continue through mid-January, 2014. These plants were originally salvaged and transplanted

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AN INVITATION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOR SUNDAY

Family-Up! invites everyone to spend the day with them in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday, November 17. The group will picnic, hike, and rock scramble. Those interested in the event should meet at 11:30 a.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail, or if you prefer to drive

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LOCAL GROUP ISSUES ADVICE ON SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

While San Bernardino County staff was preparing a draft ordinance intended to govern commercial solar energy generation in the County, a local group, working at the behest of Supervisor James Ramos’ office, generated its own Renewable Energy Analysis. Reporter Dan Stork says, the BEAT goes on…

The Basin Energy Assessment

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NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS FREE THIS VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

In honor of Veterans Day, all national parks and national forests will offer free admittance to everyone this weekend, from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Fees for camping and tours of Key Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park will still be collected. Active duty military are eligible for

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ROAD REOPENED

The Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park has re-opened after temporary repairs were completed to the road. The road from the Twentynine Palms entrance to the turn-off to Cottonwood entrance was closed to all traffic following a storm September 7 that washed out a section of roadway. The

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE RESCUES CAMPER WITH NUT ALLERGY

A teen camper in Joshua Tree National Park mistakenly ate nuts yesterday and needed help from the Joshua Tree fire station paramedics. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, about 1 p.m., a teen, who was with a group camping at Sheep Pass campground, ate some nuts and suffered an allergic

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FALL FLORA AND FIRMAMENT FROLIC AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

The Fall Flora and Firmament Frolic is this Saturday at Sky’s the Limit. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more… Families and life-long learners of all ages are welcome to this month’s Sky’s The Limit Observatory “Fall Flora and Firmament Frolic” Discovery Day. On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to noon,

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DISCOVERY DAY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Hunting for fall flora and viewing the firmament will be two highlights of the free Discovery Day at Sky’s the limit just north of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, this Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so participants are asked

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENS JUMBO ROCKS CAMPGROUND

Joshua Tree National Park announced Jumbo Rocks Campground is open after extensive repairs due to a September storm. A Park Spokesman said Maintenance crews worked around the clock to mitigate damage and reopen the popular area for the busy season. Work continues on the section of road from the north

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HIKER RESCUED FROM ROCKS IN INDIAN COVE SUNDAY

A hiker who was scrambling on the rocks in Indian Cove Sunday morning had to be rescued after she fell. About 9:40 a.m., an unidentified woman fell from the rocks and injured her back and pelvis. Due to the difficulty of reaching her, and the time it would have taken,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENS TO VISITORS

Joshua Tree National Park is open, most public areas and roads are accessible while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Joshua Tree National Park has been closed since October 1, due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. Interpretive programs will resume on Saturday, October 26. Keys Ranch

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HWY 62 ART TOURS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, set for this and next weekend. The art tour is a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios from Morongo Valley to Wonder Valley. The tour

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120 GATHER AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK GATE TO PROTEST SHUTDOWN

More than 120 people gathered at a rally in front of the west gate of the Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon, protesting the government shutdown that has also shutdown their livelihoods. The peaceful protest, called “Shutdown the Shutdown,” demanded an end to the fiscal impasse in Congress, so that

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES ANOTHER 40 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION

Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of 40 acres of pristine wildlife habitat near the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. The acquisition will permanently preserve a section of wildlife corridor required for the movement of bighorn sheep, badger, mule deer, mountain lion,

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LEARN ABOUT THE DESERT QUEEN RANCH TOMORROW

In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William F. Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. Join

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LOSING OVER $7,500 A DAY IN ENTRANCE FEES

West Entrance gate of Joshua Tree National Park, in Joshua Tree

The government shutdown that has forced the closure of our Joshua Tree National Park—and 400 other national parks—hurts not only park employees and visitors, but the communities surrounding the parks. Businesses in our area that cater to Park

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