1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management next month will begin to remove 1,000 wild burros to address overpopulation and damage to the range in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area near Kingman and Oatman. The removed animals will be put up for adoption, a BLM field manager told The Bee. Those not adopted would be … Continue reading 1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

Bearizona to build a large enclosure for three orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Bearizona, a wildlife park situated just off Route 66 in Williams, Arizona, announced this week it will build an elaborate and large enclosure for three grizzly bear cubs that were orphaned in April in Montana. Bearizona will take in the three cubs sometime next month. They were orphaned after their mother was euthanized by the … Continue reading Bearizona to build a large enclosure for three orphaned grizzly bear cubs

The story behind the buzzard on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri

The Springfield News-Leader newspaper in Missouri has a regular feature that serves as an Answer Man column, where Steve Pokin tries to dig into and solve local mysteries -- some serious and some not-so-serious. Pokin was on vacation, so staff writer Wyatt Wheeler took over during the interim. Wheeler received this question in his email: … Continue reading The story behind the buzzard on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri

County adds signs in Oatman prohibiting the feeding of wild burros in the roadway

Mohave County, Arizona, soon will add signs informing motorists the feeding of wild burros in Oatman is prohibited if the animals are standing on the Route 66 roadway. The signs are being added for the safety of burros and motorists. The county's board of supervisors without comment on Monday unanimously approved the proposal for the … Continue reading County adds signs in Oatman prohibiting the feeding of wild burros in the roadway

Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on El Reno, Yukon

The latest RoadTripOK video for Oklahoma Tourism focuses on attractions in the Route 66 towns of El Reno and Yukon. Here's where the crew went: Downtown El RenoSid's Diner in El RenoExpress Clydesdales in Yukon Here's the video: https://youtu.be/k-XlxxUG9U8 Last fall, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced they would launch a year-long series … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on El Reno, Yukon

Old Route 66 Ranch complex planned outside of Oatman

The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission advanced by an 8-1 vote a rezoning request to build an Old Route 66 Ranch complex outside of Oatman, Arizona, despite some opposition from business owners in the town. The proposal now will be heard by county supervisors during their meeting today. Tim McCarthy of Aztec, New Mexico, … Continue reading Old Route 66 Ranch complex planned outside of Oatman

“Wildorado” documentary is now online

If you have an hour to kill, I highly recommend you view the documentary film "Wildorado," situated in the Route 66 town of Wildorado, Texas. The film premiered on the RFD-TV cable channel and online around Christmas Day. Here's a description of the movie: In our latest I Am Angus documentary, "Wildorado", a forgotten town … Continue reading “Wildorado” documentary is now online

“Wildorado” documentary film to screen online next month

"Wildorado," a documentary about a high-school agriculture class in the Route 66 town of Wildorado, Texas, that establishes its own cattle company, will screen next month on television and online. Here's a trailer for the intriguing film: https://youtu.be/F2gy7MlSai4 The company the students established is the Wildorado Cattle Co. More about the company's origins can be … Continue reading “Wildorado” documentary film to screen online next month

Grand Canyon Deer Farm near Williams marks 50th year this week

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm animal sanctuary off old Route 66 near Williams, Arizona, celebrates its 50th year this week -- on Thursday, to be exact. Russell Hamilton founded the Deer Farm on Aug. 15, 1969, but Randy and Pat George are the longest-tenured owners, having run it since 1987, according to an article in … Continue reading Grand Canyon Deer Farm near Williams marks 50th year this week

Cartoonist to publish graphic novel about Route 66 journey

Award-winning cartoonist Shing Yin Khor in August will publish a 160-page graphic memoir about her experiences during a journey on Route 66. The main title is "The American Dream?" with the subtitle "A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito." Khor grew up in Malaysia and held different … Continue reading Cartoonist to publish graphic novel about Route 66 journey