Route 66 News

Two accused in double homicide at Bristow motel

Two people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of two killings that occurred more than five months ago at the Carolyn Inn motel on Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Antonio Rayfield Moore and Hanah Renee Jones, both 22, each were taken…

Software developer has idea for vacant Route 66 buildings

Software developer has idea for vacant Route 66 buildings

A software developer in Albuquerque has come up with a fascinating idea to help transform vacant buildings along the city’s Central Avenue (aka Route 66) corridor, according to KOB-TV. Max Baptiste recently founded an initiative called We Are This City.…

Booklet published on life of Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire

Booklet published on life of Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire

A friend of the late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire has published a 28-page booklet, “Waldmire: An Artist’s Life On Route 66.” Springfield, Illinois, artist Bill Crook met Waldmire during the 1970s and wrote the book, according to the Springfield…

The Route 66 episode of “Hotel Impossible”

The Travel Channel reality show “Hotel Impossible” aired a Route 66-related episode on Tuesday night, showing how host Anthony Melchiorri tries to dress up the Luxury Inn in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Red Garter Inn and Canyon Motel and RV…

New mural installed at Joe Becker Stadium

New mural installed at Joe Becker Stadium

A new mural that pays tribute to Route 66 and former Joplin baseball figures Joe Becker and Mickey Mantle went up a few days ago at the refurbished Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin, Missouri. The mural was funded by Leadership…

Two restaurants for sale in New Mexico

Two restaurants for sale in New Mexico

Two restaurants along Route 66 now are for sale in eastern New Mexico. Yvette Peacock recently announced in a Facebook post that the Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse in Tucumcari is for sale because she’s wanting to retire. More details were released…

“Route 66” from behind the wheel

If you’re going to perform Bobby Troup’s song about cruising the Mother Road, what better way to do it while behind the wheel? They are the Blues Point Vocal Group of Australia, who clearly take a lot of stylistic inspiration…

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