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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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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MONDAY DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIR

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

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UPDATE ON JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK STORM DAMAGE

A portion of the park loop road in Joshua Tree National Park remains closed due to Saturday’s storm. Significant debris is still blocking portions of the road, and some road damage has occurred. The Pinto Basin Road from Ocotillo Patch to the South Entrance is closed as is Pinkham Canyon

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MONSOONS

Summer storms in the desert are supposed to be a July-August phenomenon, but daily storms somewhere around us look like they’re going to continue for a while. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what to expect from the monsoons…

Summer sun and rising humidity makes us really feel the heat. At Joshua

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STORMS CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park service has closed several roads in the park due to heavy rains. The Park Loop Road from the Twentynine Palms park entrance to the turn-off to Cottonwood is closed due to flooding and debris blocking the road. Clean-up crews are working to reopen these sections of

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KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK

When we hike in Joshua Tree National Park, we frequently find – and pick up – Mylar balloons snagged on bushes. Ranger Pam Tripp says, do your part to keep it clean…

A question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is, “What will we see as we

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SKY DISCOVERY NIGHT

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a spectacular show tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to enjoy the night sky with Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park…

Uncover your adventurous side as you explore the universe! Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will partner for a tour

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SKY’S THE LIMIT DISCOVERY NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will partner for a tour of the night sky this Saturday, August 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. Following presentations by Park Ranger Carey Goldstein and STL’s Ken Drummond, the public is invited to look through state-of-the-art telescopes at deep-sky objects. Families and

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STORM FLOODING CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Not only were roads in the Morongo Basin affected by Sunday’s storms, but roads and visitor facilities in Joshua Tree National Park as well. Park officials have announced that Pinto Basin Road, Cottonwood Visitor Center, and the Cottonwood campground are closed. Significant debris is blocking the road in the Smoke

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

National Park admission is free today, to celebrate the birthday of the National Park system. Ranger Pam Tripp says there’s another free day next month…

On Saturday, September 28, our nation celebrates National Public Lands Day. Volunteer groups will participate in a variety of projects that benefit our shared heritage.

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FREE ADMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUNDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will celebrate the 97th birthday of the National Park Service by offering free admission on Sunday, August 25. When President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation that created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, there were 37 national parks. Today, there are 401. Joshua Tree National

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FREE ADMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUNDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will celebrate the 97th birthday of the National Park Service by offering free admission on Sunday, August 25. When President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation that created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, there were 37 national parks. Today, there are 401. Joshua Tree National

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