“STAIRWAY TO THE STARS” TICKETS

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets…

Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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USING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With one of the gems of the National Park system in our own backyard, there’s always something to do in the Morongo Basin. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to be ready to do it at any time…

Sometimes we ask ourselves “What is there to do around here?” Well, if

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

There’s a big treat in the desert sky this weekend, as our majestic night sky will host the Perseid meteor shower. Meteors will appear to “rain” into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. The waxing crescent moon will be setting just when

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METEOR SHOWER VIEWING PARTY MONDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Tonight through Monday, our night sky will host the Perseid Meteor Shower, with meteors streaming into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. Monday night, a star party will be held at Sky’s The Limit, beginning at 8 p.m. They will offer presentations

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OPENS CAMPGROUND FOR METEOR SHOWER THIS WEEKEND

The Perseids meteors are considered by many people to be the year’s best shower, and often peak at 50 or more meteors per hour in a dark sky. The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee

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UFO CONFERENCE AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A UFO conference this weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will feature top UFO authors and researchers. Jim Marrs, a best-selling author on UFOs and aliens, author of “Alien Agenda,” will give a lecture on ancient astronauts and man’s future during “Contact in the Desert,” a weekend of exploration

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TRASH A PROBLEM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Even with the hot summer temperatures, tourists are still coming to Joshua Tree National Park from all over the world. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says they come here for the vistas, not the trash… A question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is, “What will we see

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MONSOON SEASON

Although we’ve experienced a little bit of rain in July this year, August is the more usual time for summer cloudbursts. Ranger Pam Tripp welcomes the monsoons… The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua

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BICYCLE RIDING IN JTNP

On the pavement or on the dirt, Joshua Tree National Park is a great place to bike, all year round. Ranger Pam Tripp surveys the possibilities… With almost 200 miles of road, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful and peaceful area to ride a bicycle. Whether doing a long

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JURIED ART SHOW CALLS FOR WORKS

A juried art exhibition for the month of December at the 29 Palms Art Gallery will be the featured event of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. Organizers are putting out a call for art that is inspired by or depicts Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor

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PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO JTNP

With the Pinto Basin Road Rehabilitation done, trips through Joshua Tree National Park should be easier and safer. Range Pam Tripp helps you to plan your route… When planning your trip to Joshua Tree National Park, consider the following; What entrance will you use, and how long will the trip

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PINTO BASIN ROAD REHAB DONE

The National Park Service held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning to celebrate the conclusion of the Pinto Basin Road rehabilitation project inside Joshua Tree National Park. The ribbon cutting was held at 8 a.m. at the Cholla Cactus Garden. Construction to rehabilitate 12 miles of road began in February

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FOUR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE NAMED BY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association have announced their selections for the 2013-2014 Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR). Reporter Dan Stork tells who they are, and which art forms they practice…

Four visual artists, a sculptor/videographer, and a writer were invited to participate in sixth year Joshua

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PINTO BASIN ROAD

Joshua Tree National Park has a split personality. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about the southern half of the divide… Joshua Tree NP consists of two desert ecosystems. Though many people come to see the unique Joshua Trees and boulders of the Mojave Desert, there is much to see along Pinto

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LEARN ABOUT THE MINES OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum kicks off its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, with a lecture on the mines of Joshua Tree National Park. About 300 mines were developed in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Miners dug for gold, silver, and other minerals. D.D. Trent,

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BICYCLE RIDING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

There are lots of ways to explore our spectacular backyard, the Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says on a bicycle is one good way…. With almost 200 miles of road, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful and peaceful area to ride a bicycle. Whether doing a

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S PINTO BASIN ROAD OFFERS MANY WONDERS

A beautiful drive awaits you in your own backyard. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Pinto Mountain Road through the park holds many wonders… Joshua Tree NP consists of two desert ecosystems. Though many people come to see the unique Joshua Trees and boulders of the Mojave Desert,

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SUMMER CLOUDS

In the midst of the continuing heat, we are teased – and occasionally blessed with relief – by celestial billows. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in

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A SECOND LOOK AT THOSE SUMMER CLOUDS

While we due endure the summer heat, our desert rewards us with world-class views and spectacular summer skies. Joshua National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says take a closer look at those summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem

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SKY'S THE LIMIT OBSERVATION DOME PUT IN PLACE THIS MORNING

If you drive by Sky’s the Limit, you’ll notice a new feature at the observatory and nature center. Cody Joseph scopes out the details… At about 8 a.m. this morning, the observatory dome was permanently placed at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms, just outside the

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