Route 66 Monarch Flyway in Illinois aims to help butterflies

The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and Illinois Department of Transportation have partnered to create a 66-mile-wide Route 66 Monarch Flyway to help monarch butterflies. WTTW, a PBS affiliate detailed the program: What the roadway can do for the butterfly is simple: Route 66 in Illinois happens to follow the natural migratory path of the … Continue reading Route 66 Monarch Flyway in Illinois aims to help butterflies

Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million

The Decades of Wheels complex in downtown Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been placed on the market with a Wichita real-estate firm for $5 million, barely two years after it opened. A local media outlet, the Spring River Current, helped break the story last month. "The hotel will remain open until sold but the rest of … Continue reading Decades of Wheels in Baxter Springs is for sale for $5 million

Photographer’s work of Route 66 decay will be showcased at Clear Lake Arts Center

An award-winning photographer's work that features decaying and ruined Route 66 businesses will go on display in mid-August at the Clear Lake Arts Center in Clear Lake, Iowa. Alexandra Buxbaum's "Wabi-Sabi: Beauty of Impermanence" show will be on display from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11. She said in an email the exhibit contains 12 images, … Continue reading Photographer’s work of Route 66 decay will be showcased at Clear Lake Arts Center

Criollo cattle once grazed in California’s Mojave Desert

It's hard to believe now, but Criollo cattle that were brought with Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago to North America once roamed the harsh Mojave Desert of Southern California. That nugget came from John R. Beyer, a columnist for the Victorville Daily Press, in a feature about the depleted Route 66 town of … Continue reading Criollo cattle once grazed in California’s Mojave Desert

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