Route 66 News

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…

Grants city council votes to not support bike rally

Grants city council votes to not support bike rally

The city council of Grants, New Mexico, voted this week — with the mayor casting the tiebreaker — to no longer support the Fire & Ice Bike Rally on Route 66 after concerns about public safety, according to the Cibola…

Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Perry this week pitched a $100 million plan to spur economic development along the city’s Route 66 corridor — two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system. The bus system would cover a 10-mile…

Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

Galena needs volunteers to help plant trees on Route 66

A few weeks ago, we told you about a Dutch arborist who was helping the Route 66 town of Galena, Kansas, plant trees, using the Groasis Waterbox method, in the city’s rugged soils degraded by decades of lead mining. Beginning at…

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