Temporary Visitor Center to Open Dec 29 at Joshua Tree NP

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – The visitor information desk and bookstore at Oasis Visitor Center, in Twentynine Palms will be moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center while the park completes a seismic retrofit project for the health and safety of visitors and staff. Visitor services will be […]

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Access Changes with Winter’s Arrival at Dinosaur National Monument

Snow falls on the stegosaurus statue in front of the Quarry Visitor Center.
NPS Photo

Dinosaur, CO & Jensen, UT –The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is plowed to a parking area approximately 2.2 miles past the Green River bridge. […]

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Sage Francis Coming To Indio

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By Lynn Bremner Dubbed as the “forefather of indie-hop,” Sage Francis will entertain and inspire the audience on January 24th, 2015 with his lyrics and unique brand of music. Francis originally earned acclaim in the early 2000′s by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee battle circuit. He is widely considered one of […]

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Update: Pipeline Repair Complete at Grand Canyon National Park –Services Resume at Phantom Ranch

Grand Canyon National Park staff have completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline. Water restrictions have been lifted and Xanterra South Rim LLC has resumed normal operations. http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/13dec2014-pipelinerepair.htm Source:: Grand Canyon       

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Water Shortage at Phantom Ranch Caused by Pipeline Break

Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch must be self-sufficient and be prepared to carry or treat all drinking water. A break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline and inclement weather delaying equipment from reaching repair crews, has resulted in a water shortage at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon. http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/20141211_pipeline-break-phantom.htm Source:: Grand Canyon       

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Death Valley Dec 10th Morning Report

Death Valley National Park Morning Report: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Weather Forecast Today — Mostly sunny. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Highs around 60 in the mountains…72 to 75 at Furnace Creek. Tonight — Mostly cloudy. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Lows 40 to 43 in the mountains…50 […]

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Special Weather Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore

Dec 10, 2014 – A very wet storm system will bring substantial rainfall, high surf, and high winds to the Point Reyes area beginning Wednesday night and through the day Thursday. Rain will likely be heavy at times, which will increase the risk of flooding roads and trails. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from […]

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Fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park.

Yesterday evening at approximately 6:30PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park. The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered some minor damage. No injuries were reported. An investigator […]

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Paleontologists Remove Damaged Fossil from Trail

Dr Brooks Britt from BYU gently lifts the juvenile sauropod humerus fossil from the underlying rock. NPS Photo

Damage was the result of vandalism in early September Dinosaur, CO & Jensen, UT– On Tuesday, December 2nd, Dr. Brooks Britt from Brigham Young University (BYU) removed the remaining portion of a juvenile sauropod humerus that was vandalized in early September. Monument staff assessed the condition of the bone after it was damaged to see […]

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What Happened in Tombstone in December

December 14, 1879 – Johnny Ringo shot Louis Hancock in the throat at a saloon in Safford. December 1881 – U.S. Marshal Crawley Dake commissioned Wyatt Earp as a Deputy U.S. Marshal by telegraph from Prescott. December 14, 1881 – An attempted hijacking of the Benson night stage that contained Mayor John Clum took place, […]

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