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Former CNN staffer kills robber at Albuquerque motel

Former CNN staffer kills robber at Albuquerque motel

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell and another former reporter for the cable news network became involved in a shootout Tuesday night at an Albuquerque motel that killed a robber, according to various news outlets, including the Albuquerque Journal. Russell and husband…

Wayward pickup causes damage at Wigwam Motel

Wayward pickup causes damage at Wigwam Motel

A suspected teenage¬†drunken driver caused thousands of dollars in damage to the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California, when his pickup truck veered off the road and destroyed¬†the motel’s front fence, a light pole and other structures early Sunday morning.…

The sad decline of the Sun ‘n Sand Motel

The sad decline of the Sun ‘n Sand Motel

Less than three years after it served overnight customers, the historic Sun ‘n Sand Motel in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, has declined into an eyesore and a magnet for homeless people, according to a detailed report this week in the…

Appeal of De Anza decision is rejected

Appeal of De Anza decision is rejected

A rival developer’s appeal of the city of Albuquerque’s decision to award a redevelopment contract for the historic De Anza Motor Lodge was rejected Monday night during the regular council meeting, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The winning contractor, Anthea,…

Demolition of Bel-Aire Motel begins

The razing of the long-troubled and condemned Bel-Aire Motel along Route 66 in Springfield, Illinois, began Monday, according to varying media outlets in the city. The Springfield State Journal-Register published a gallery of photos of Sheppard’s Auto Sales & Salvage…

Artisan re-creating smaller versions of classic Route 66 neon signs

Artisan re-creating smaller versions of classic Route 66 neon signs

Joel Rayburn of GlassBoy Studios in the Oklahoma City area unveiled three smaller re-creations of classic Route 66 neon signs during the Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari, New Mexico, this weekend. The re-created signs are El Cajon Motel…

De Anza developer responds to appeal

De Anza developer responds to appeal

Deep in an Albuquerque Business First story about developers Bill and Anna Smith of Construct Southwest and Anthea LLC, they respond to the charges in an appeal from a rival over the redevelepment of De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque.…

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