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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PHONE PROBLEMS PLAGUE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Joshua Tree National Park has been having trouble with phones since the beginning of August. Phones at the Oasis of Mara Visitor Center, Twentynine Palms Headquarters, and the Black Rock Education Center cannot receive incoming calls from the public. The park apologizes for this inconvenience and asks visitors to contact

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PHONE SERVICE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been having trouble with phones since the beginning of August. Phones at the Oasis of Mara Visitor Center and the 29 Palms Headquarters area cannot receive incoming calls from the public. The park apologizes for this inconvenience and asked visitors to contact the Joshua Tree

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HIKER RESCUED AFTER GETTING WEDGED INTO ROCKS

A hiker from the Los Angeles area was rescued Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park after he became wedged between rocks. According to Park spokeswoman Jennie Albrinck, shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, park rangers received a call that a 37-year-old man was scrambling on some rocks in the Quail Springs

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“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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