ABOUT US

A History of the Friends of Jawbone

On January 26, 1996, the first meeting of the Jawbone Steering Committee, an early incarnation of the Friends of Jawbone, was held in the newly completed Jawbone Station building. Those in attendance included Jim Keeler, Craig Beck, Dave Kotlarski, and Myrtle Railey (who were running the station at the time), as well as Jim Clark, Dave Johnston, Kathy Baker, Carol Barrett, Don Maben, Bill Deaver, Steve Pawling, Clark Woy, Holly Hart, Roni Fortun, Stan Haye, Elayn Briggs, John Butz, and Loretta Pedersen. Topics that day included the operation and leadership of the station, the possibility of opening a bookstore, a Grand Opening ceremony, and which of two organizations to associate with: the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association or the Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association.

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Monthly Meetings

Friends of Jawbone meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at the BLM Jawbone Station Visitors Center, located on Highway 14, 20 miles north of Mojave, at 28111 Jawbone Canyon Road.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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New! Jawbone Station Weather Center

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) installed a weather station at the Jawbone Station Visitors Center.  The weather station is used by NWS for improving its forecasting models and to provide real time data for the area.  The weather station will be serviced for cleaning and calibration approximately every six months or as needed.

 

No more do you have to rely on weather reports from other cities and towns in the area.  Now you can learn the exact weather condition at the time simply by visiting the Friends of Jawbone website and clicking the link at the bottom of the page:  www.Jawbone.org.

 

Click here to view the Jawbone Station Weather Center.

New Work Center Construction Photos

The Jawbone Station expansion is still underway and we are happy to report the construction on the 6,000 square foot work center is nearing completion.

Once the shop is complete, we will begin the expansion of the existing Jawbone Station.  An option being considered is to temporarily occupy the finished garage with the contents of the Station.  The Visitor's Center could be operated from there during the expansion construction.

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