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Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

Use of shipping containers causes controversy in Kingman

One man’s use of a shipping container as a colorful billboard to welcome tourists into Kingman, Arizona, before the 2014 International Route 66 Festival has blown up into a fight with city hall amid accusations of hypocrisy and selective enforcement. Pat McBrayer, a…

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Grocery may move into Gold Dome in Oklahoma City

Grocery may move into Gold Dome in Oklahoma City

A Natural Grocers store likely will move into the historic Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The deal with the building’s owner, Jonathan Russell, negotiated with the grocery chain and its developer to have it oversee…

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route of Galena, Kansas, which helped usher in a revival of its downtown, is being put up for sale. It will remain open, however, for at least a few more weeks to greet Route 66 tourists. Renee Charles,…

66 Bowl sign being resurrected in Chandler

66 Bowl sign being resurrected in Chandler

The venerable 66 Bowl sign that once graced Route 66 in Oklahoma City for 50 years has resurfaced in Chandler, Oklahoma, at a future sports and entertainment complex that will include, yes, a bowling alley. A Facebook post of the sign…

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires on Wednesday threatened resorts on both sides of the Colorado River as more than 1,400 acres burned near Topock, Arizona, and Needles, California. The Havasu News in nearby Lake Havasu City reported: — The Park Moabi Result and Pirate’s…

Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

At least two legal challenges were filed Monday against the city’s Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) plan, including that the National Historic Preservation Act was violated, plus other state and federal laws. The Albuquerque Journal reported: The lawsuits allege that ART would choke…

Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center draws 16,000 its first year

Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center draws 16,000 its first year

The Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center in Bloomington, Illinois, is rapidly approaching the first anniversary of its opening and reports more than 16,000 visitors since that time. The Bloomington-Normal region decided to build the Route 66-themed part of McLean…

Webb City approves Cardinal Route 66 Park

Webb City approves Cardinal Route 66 Park

Webb City, Missouri, approved an agreement this week with Cardinal Scale Manufacturing to build a Cardinal Route 66 Park on the city’s east side. According to the Joplin Globe: It will have a pavilion, tables, landscaping, flag poles and signs.…

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Construction for the massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) will be delayed two months. Also, a former city attorney told a television station ART could be further delayed because the project runs afoul of the…

Zettlers Route 66 store opening soon in Ash Fork

Zettlers Route 66 store opening soon in Ash Fork

A couple from Montana is reviving an old business in Ash Fork, Arizona, as the Zettlers Route 66 store. Zettlers Route 66 will open Friday after owners Kirk and Yvette Slack finished about 15 months of cleaning and renovations to the…

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