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Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Instead of being closed for weeks, the Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, reopened July 30 in mere days after a lighting strike destroyed the historic eatery’s electrical system, according to last week’s print edition of the Guadalupe…

Incredible scenes from the Cajon Pass fires

Wildfires along the Cajon Pass north of the Los Angeles metro area are an unfortunate but fairly regular occurrence during summer, and the fires often close the Interstate 15 / Route 66 corridor for a few hours. Friday’s fire was…

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may remain closed until 2016

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may remain closed until 2016

A portion of the National Trails Highway (aka Route 66) from Essex, California, to just east of Amboy, California, may remain closed until 2016 because flash flooding in September 2014 damaged the roadway and bridges there, according to a San…

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The big threat facing Williams — and the Southwest

The Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona, has faced plenty of adversity in its history — not the least the coming of Interstate 40 that re-routed east-west traffic and decimated its downtown, at least for a while. But a new…

Fog fills the Grand Canyon

Fog fills the Grand Canyon

A few weeks ago, an unusual phenomenon occurred in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Temperature inversion caused the canyon to fill with fog — no small feat, given the canyon’s massive size and depth. The folks at Vox…

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

A significant part of Route 66 in Southern Calfornia’s Mojave Desert may reopen by January after flood damage forced its closing in early September. ZachNews, based in Needles, California, reported a 28-mile section of Route 66 from Ludlow to Amboy…

Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by late January

We’re now starting to realize the extent of flooding damage to Route 66 in Southern California in September. Not only do 80 miles through the Mojave Desert remain closed, but it likely will remain closed until late January — two…

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