FALLEN CLIMBER RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A man was rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning, after he dislocated a hip following a fall while climbing near Jumbo Rocks campground. According to a park press release, David Mazal, of Bishop, was belaying for another climber on the Gem route of the Conan’s Corrider climb about

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107-7 UP-CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The new superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 14. David Smith recently proposed increases for admittance to and user fees in the national park, and this is your opportunity to tell Smith your views on his proposal to increase fees, and

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CDPA ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBIT OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

An art exhibit will mark the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to Joshua Tree Friday evening… On Friday, November 14, there will be an opening reception for the CDPA 20th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit will feature artwork from Joshua Tree National Park

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DESERT SKY DINNER THIS SATURDAY MARKS CDPA 2OTH

Dinner and dancing this Saturday will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act.

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT GETS PUBLIC INPUT ON PARK FEES

A small group at the Bell Center had a spirited back-and-forth about proposed fee increases for Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says that Superintendent David Smith received some strong messages and constructive suggestions… David Smith, the Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park, started the town meeting on proposed

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A CLEBRATION OF THE DESERT PROTECTION ACT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Twenty years ago this fall, the California Desert Protection Act enlarged and re-designated Joshua Tree and Death Valley national monuments as national parks, established the Mojave National Preserve, and designated 69 new Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the 20th anniversary of the California Desert protection

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FALL CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

This is the best time of the year for camping in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to go in Joshua Tree National Park… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT

Today is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the California Desert Protection act, legislation that had a big affect on our Morongo Basin communities. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp marks the day… “Lands in the California desert shall be included within the National Park System and the

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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN VANDALIZING OF JOSHUA TREE AND SEVEN OTHER NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service has identified a suspect in vandalism at Joshua Tree and seven other national parks. A report from the Park Service says a 21-year-old New York State woman, Casey Nocket, has been identified as the primary suspect in recent vandalism cases that affect eight national parks in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK A VICTIM OF VANDAL PAINTING ACRYLIC IN NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service is investigating reports of vandalism — acrylic painting on rocks — in Joshua Tree and at least ten national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. Details are not yet available because the case is under investigation, but the vandalism is believed to have occurred

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COTTONWOOD SPRING TRAILS NOW OPEN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The trails at the Cottonwood Spring area in Joshua Tree National Park finally reopened Thursday after being closed for more than a year. Last September, a flash flood in the park wiped out sections of the road and trails and campground in the Cottonwood Spring area. The re-opened trails include

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SUBSTANTIAL FEE HIKES PROPOSED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Less than a month after a new superintendent took over at Joshua Tree National Park, the Park proposes to substantially increase its user fees, in some cases more than doubling them. The proposed fees for a 7-day pass for vehicles would increase from $15 to $25; hikers and bicyclers would

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26 OF 53 ARTISTS NAMED FOR NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW ARE LOCAL

Of the 53 artists selected for the second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 26 are local to the Morongo Basin. Twentynine Palms artists include Robert Arnett, Chuck Caplinger, Anne Lear, Mark Spangenberg, and Gillyan Thorburn. From Joshua Tree are Fred Fulmer, Coco Hall, James Hammons, Gerhard Kammer, Anahita

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LECTURE ON CHALLENGES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

The Desert Institute and Copper Mountain College will hold a free lecture Friday, October 17 on “Challenges to Joshua Tree National Park.” Panelists will include Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith; the park’s Chief of Resources Andrea Comptom; and the park’s Chief of Interpretation Jennie Albrinck. The lecture is

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY

An opening reception will be held on this Friday “Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin,” the new art exhibition at the Downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to attend the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and meet the artists. Refreshments will

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CONTROVERSIAL PALEN SOLAR PROJECT WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL

Environmentalists have been alarmed at the prospect of a solar concentrator in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it appears that the 750-foot tower surrounded by thousands of mirrors is not going to happen… On Friday, Palen Solar Holdings of Oakland filed a Notice

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:15 p.m. and end about 2:30 a.m. In the sky will be a crescent moon, next to Saturn, along with the vibrant Mars and Antares, as well as

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

This Saturday is National Public Lands Day. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says volunteers are sought… Volunteers are invited to Joshua Tree National Park to participate in the 21st annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In cooperation with the National Environmental Education Foundation,

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A MARATHON AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

The truly dedicated stargazer will enjoy a marathon event tomorrow night at Sky’s the Limit. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her telescope and a jacket… Hardy stargazers are invited to a Messier Marathon on Wednesday, September 24 at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, located just outside the entrance

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