• Joshua Tree National Park Closure Averted

    A temporary closure of Joshua Tree National Park scheduled for Thursday has been averted, thanks to revenue generated by recreation fees, the National Park Service says. Recently closed areas of the park will again be accessible to visitors starting Thursday. “This morning [Thursday] they were able to find additional funding for the park and so […]

  • Man Sentenced in L.A. to Five Years for Joshua Tree National Park Arson

    A 26-year-old arson parolee was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to five years behind bars and ordered to pay $21,000 in restitution for setting fire to historic trees and brush in the Oasis of Mara area of Joshua Tree National Park, which straddles the Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert and offers sweeping views, including […]

  • Oregon man gets 130 days in jail for harassing Yellowstone bison

    An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a “last hurrah” tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior, including harassing a bison that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park. Raymond Reinke’s crimes drew national attention when at least one […]

  • Yellowstone chief says Trump administration forcing him out: ‘I feel this is a punitive action’

    Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Thursday that he’s being forced out in an apparent “punitive action” following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers in neighboring Montana. Superintendent Dan Wenk announced last week that he intended to retire March […]

  • Joshua Tree Campground Closures to Begin Friday

    With summer temperatures expected to reduce visitation to Joshua Tree National Park, officials will close five campgrounds off to the public starting tomorrow. From Friday through around Labor Day, the following camping areas will be closed: — Cottonwood Campground (Loop B) — Belle Campground — Ryan Campground — Indian Cove Campground family sites (West Loop) […]

  • Search and Rescue Crews Locate Missing Joshua Tree Hiker

    Joshua Tree National Park On Thursday, March 15, 2018, at approximately 7:29 am, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station received a request for assistance from the Joshua Tree National Park regarding a missing person, Paul Hanks.  Story: KMIR EXCLUSIVE: Joshua Tree Couple Speaks Out After Arrest Deputies responded to the location and began assisting in the search. Sheriff’s Aviation […]

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