Route 66 News

Snow of the century

Albuquerque and much of the northern half of New Mexico experienced record snowfall with the latest winter storm. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported that 11.3 inches of snow fell in one day Friday, breaking the old one-day record…

Precious Moments park will close some attractions

The Joplin (Mo.) Globe reports today that the Precious Moments Inspiration Park, located in the Route 66 town of Carthage, Mo., announced it will close several attractions because of a steep decline in bus tours. Among the attractions slated to…

Another winter storm is wreaking havoc

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports that a nasty winter storm has closed all or parts of Interstate 40 from the Duke City to the Texas line, but police are allowing some local traffic on Route 66. Eastbound traffic is being stopped…

It may be ugly, but it’s tasty

Lynn Grisard Fullman, aka the Food Detective for the Birmingham (Ala.) News, put out a list of highlights in the past year, and the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, made the cut: Ugly?: Well, Joann Harwell at MidPoint Cafe along…

A thank-you from the Cancer Rider

Now that she’s had a couple of days of rest from her cross-country bicycle trip on Route 66, Michelle Thompson has posted her post-ride thoughts and thank-yous on her Web site.

Battle of the books

Route 66 enthusiast Emily Priddy has announced that she’s going to update her parents’ guide to the Mother Road, “Route 66 for Kids,” on Feb. 1. The book has been available a free download as Adobe Acrobat or a Microsoft…

An addition to a list

From KCAL-TV, a CBS affiliate: GLENDORA, Calif. — A 27-year-old Army specialist from Glendora who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Saturday became the San Gabriel Valley’s 22nd death in the war, it was reported Thursday. Army…

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