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

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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,

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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,

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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,

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

50 ARTISTS SELECTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

Fifty artists from California, across the nation, and as far away as England, have been selected for the first juried and judged art show for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. The jury spent nearly seven hours one day last month reviewing more than 200 images from

…View Full Story…

GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN CLOSES JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The government shutdown will not affect military personnel at the Twentynine Palms Combat Center; they will still report for duty, but they will be paid retroactively. Civilian government employees will be furloughed, however. Civilians will only be reimbursed for their lost time if a law is enacted to pay them,

…View Full Story…

CLIMBERS COFFEE STARTS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park is a destination for rock climbers from all over the world. As the seasons change, the Park is restarting a popular weekly climbers’ get-together. Park Ranger Pam Tripp invites the sports lovers to “climbers’ coffee”, starting in October…

Every winter, rock climbers converge on Joshua

…View Full Story…

ROAD CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road crews are still working to clear and repair roads in Joshua Tree National Park that were damaged in flash floods earlier this month.

National Park Road Sweeper

I was bicycling through the park mid-day Thursday, and saw a road sweeper at work brushing sand off the roadway, as

…View Full Story…

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS COMING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Admission to Joshua Tree National Park is free next Saturday to celebrate the Public Lands Day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp gives the details of the fee-free day…

How about a free visit to Joshua Tree National Park? As a way to encourage visitation, the National Park Service has designated the

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The people of Joshua Tree will have a chance to shape the future of the village when the County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department hosts a special workshop to discuss a Joshua Tree Community Plan update. Development rules, desert preservation, downtown design, economic development, and tourism will all

…View Full Story…

DEADLINE FOR PARK ART SHOW ENTRIES

This reminder for local artists that this Monday is the deadline for entries into the Joshua Tree national Park art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details………

Monday is the last day to submit an entry application for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire, a judged

…View Full Story…

VISIT KEYS RANCH

A piece of American social history is regularly brought to life in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to visit Keys Ranch…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2013 through 2014 season. Beginning October 4, tours of the historic

…View Full Story…