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“American Indians and Route 66” guide published

A 68-page “American Indians and Route 66” guide for tourists recently was published, along with its companion website. “American Indians and Route 66” is a partnership between the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation…

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Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of…

More than 1,300 miles of bad driving

A humongous weather system was wreaking havoc from Albuquerque to Chicago — basically along 1,300 miles of Route 66. Blizzard conditions exist from east of Albuquerque to the Texas Panhandle. Interstate 40 remains closed at this hour from Albuquerque to…

Photo at Roy’s in Amboy freaks out Internet

Photo at Roy’s in Amboy freaks out Internet

A chunk of the Internet is scandalized or even terrified over what appears to be a lot of blood splattered over the inside of one of the rooms of a long-closed motel at Roy’s in Amboy, California. A Reddit user on a Route 66 trip…

Programming note

We’re entering into a slow time of year for news on Route 66. So I’m taking time to update some of the pages on Route 66 News. Specifically, I’m updating the Attractions, Events, Dining, Lodging, Campgrounds and Bars pages. I’ve…

Ten years

Ten years

On Oct. 10, 2005, in just the second day of Route 66 News’ existence, I hit the “publish” button on a post titled “Has it been 10 years already?” The post was about the anniversary of the California Route 66…

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…

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