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Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

Lightning strike closes Santa Rosa restaurant for weeks

The historic Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, will be closed for weeks after a lightning strike destroyed the building’s electrical system, according to this week’s print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator, based in Santa Rosa. The…

2015 cost-share grants for Route 66 announced

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced four cost-share grants totaling more than $97,000 for 2015. Boots Court architectural neon restoration, Carthage, Missouri, $20,000 grant, $20,565 match: Built in 1939, the Boots Court Motel is an outstanding example of a…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program launches new, improved website

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, on Monday announced the launch of a new website with a lot more features. Among the new goodies on the site: — A new National Park…

Best Western Route 66 program pays dividends

Longtime readers of this website may remember Best Western hotels launching The Kicks on Route 66 Tour campaign. In short, the campaign provided an interactive list of attractions along Route 66 and encouraged participation using social media and geocaches. I recently…

Next Exit History app needs more work

Next Exit History app needs more work

The Next Exit History app sounds like a good idea but needs plenty of extra work and refinement before I can recommend it to Route 66 fans and other roadies. Next Exit History was developed by the University of West Florida…

Excuse our mess

Things may look a little strange on Route 66 News over the next few days. That’s because we’re going to do housecleaning on the site, testing and a full face-lift. A couple of readers have emailed about the website loading…

We’re back

Route 66 News is back after a nearly five-day outage. In short, I encountered grave and unexpected troubles last week with the site’s hosting service and decided to move to a new host. The website went back up partially —…

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