Kingman may launch a Route 66 festival in October

The City of Kingman, Arizona, and the city's Economic Development Advisory Commission are working to bring back a Route 66 festival by October. According to the Kingman Daily Miner (subscription required), city commission Chairman Gene Kirkham said the goal is to hold at least a two-day event with cars, booths, vendors and live music. Kirkham … Continue reading Kingman may launch a Route 66 festival in October

Public hearing set for Dec. 16 on Kingman’s Downtown Infrastructure Design Project

The city of Kingman will hold a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m. local time on Dec. 16 about its Downtown Infrastructure Design Project.  Signals Arizona reports about the proposed project: The City of Kingman has a vision to revitalize the downtown area by improving the walkability and aesthetics for residents, merchants, and visitors while maintaining … Continue reading Public hearing set for Dec. 16 on Kingman’s Downtown Infrastructure Design Project

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

Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

The Kingman Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona, held a ceremonial lighting Wednesday evening of its new but retro-looking neon sign that stands along Route 66. A 30-minute video was broadcast on Facebook Live that evening. The countdown to the lighting begins with about four minutes left: Local resident and author Jim Hinckley posted this photo: … Continue reading Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

The Kingman Visitors Center in the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman, Arizona, will hold a lighting ceremony for its new neon sign on the evening of May 20. The ceremony will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook. The sign at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

A French television crew will be in Kingman, Arizona, and on Route 66 to Seligman, Arizona, on Wednesday and Thursday to film a long-running program there. The program is "Echappees Belles" (translates to "Great Escapes") hosted by Sophie Jovillard. Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories of downtown Kingman will play a big role in the program. According to … Continue reading French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

New art space at Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman to feature Bob Waldmire

New art space at the Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, will feature the works of late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire when it opens March 14. According to a news release from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, the art space will feature Route 66 artwork on a rotating basis. The news release … Continue reading New art space at Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman to feature Bob Waldmire

Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

A new bar, Mountain Top Tap Room, recently opened in space once occupied by Rickety Cricket Tap Room in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff native Staci Kay talked to the Arizona Daily Sun about her new venture at 10 E. Route 66: Kay’s new tap room got its start thanks to her friendship with the owner … Continue reading Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

Reader's Digest proclaimed the Route 66 town of Kingman as the Nicest Place in Arizona because of the way the townsfolk treated a homeless man -- a nice bounceback after an ugly PR nightmare last year involving prankster Sacha Baron Cohen. The editors at Reader's Digest wrote this about Kingman: Ask people what they like … Continue reading Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

The creator of the paid Route 66 Navigation app announced this week the app's routes through Kingman, Arizona, and Cuba, Missouri, have been adjusted so they could "deliver travelers the best experience on historic Route 66." Marian Pavel, CEO of Slovakia-based Touch Media, also said he soon would adjust routes through Albuquerque and St. Louis … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’