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Sunday 03/05/2017
Route 66 closed east of Amboy
Posted: March 05, 2017

AMBOY — San Bernardino County Public Works will be constructing two new bridges and road improvements on National Trails Highway (Route 66) at Dola Ditch (2.08 miles east of Kelbaker Road) and Lanzit Ditch (2.77 miles east of Kelbaker Road), east of the community of Amboy. The construction will include removing existing and constructing new timber bridges.

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Saturday 02/25/2017
Winners announced in 9th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
Posted: February 25, 2017

NEEDLES — Truitt and Sissy Beal’s Mrs. Columbo and Randy McDaniel’s Badd 51 were the Mayor’s Choice winners in the ninth annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show; the pair will be featured on the T-shirts for the 10th annual event.

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9th Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
Updated: February 25, 2017 - 2:40 pm

NEEDLES — With a couple of hours yet to go the ninth annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show appeared to be a great success, with hundreds of folks crowding Jack Smith Park to look at and listen to a large collection of custom and performance vehicles.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
Ninth Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show arrives tomorrow
Posted: February 23, 2017

NEEDLES — The Needles Chamber of Commerce is nailing down the last schedule revisions as time ticks closer to the 2017 Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, presented this year by Murphy Broadcasting.

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Sunday 02/19/2017
What to see, what to hear at the 9th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
Updated: February 19, 2017 - 5:57 pm

NEEDLES — One of the Tri-state’s premier events, the Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show continues to evolve with different facets of the motor sports industry seemingly floating to the surface every year.

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Sunday 01/08/2017
BLM to donate benches to Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop
Updated: January 08, 2017 - 4:14 pm

NEEDLES — The Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop is an ongoing project to bring back the rest stop to its former glory and to make it a nice place for people to enjoy and take a stroll around the property.

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Thursday 01/05/2017
Adventure Kit geared to those exploring Southern California's new national monuments
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 3:16 pm

JOSHUA TREE — The Mojave Desert Land Trust, in partnership with local chambers of commerce from the California Desert, has released a marketing toolkit to help local businesses and governments get the most out of tourism opportunities created by the new California Desert national monuments. President Barack Obama designated the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains national monuments, in early 2016, permanently protecting these public lands.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Join ninth annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show
Posted: December 09, 2016

NEEDLES — The Needles Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations now for the ninth annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show to be held in and around the city on Feb. 24 and 25, 2017.

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Sunday 11/13/2016
Businesses explore strategies for maximizing potential of new national monuments
Updated: November 13, 2016 - 5:48 pm

NEEDLES — Viewed by some as necessary protection for an irreplaceable resource, others as a boon to tourism and still others as just another government land grab, creation of three national monuments in southern California by presidential decree is bringing changes to the desert. One of the forces behind those decrees, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, is now offering tools to local businesses for reaping revenue from an expected increase in visits to the area.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
Party Guide to Route 66 gives adult perspective on traveling the Mother Road
Posted: November 10, 2016

ROUTE 66 — Take one professional who’s learned to use modern technology to enable working from just about anywhere; add a generous helping of wanderlust, an appreciation for good food, drink and fun; set them all on a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic and, shaken not stirred, you have the ingredients for the Route 66 Party Guide.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
Ol’ St. Nick returns to Route 66
Updated: November 03, 2016 - 2:56 pm

NEEDLES — Ol’ St. Nick roars into town Saturday, Dec. 3, for Needles’ Christmas party in Santa Fe Park and the adjacent historic Harvey House, the El Garces. Food and craft vendors can reserve spots now by calling organizer Jan Jernigan at 760-326-4707 or visiting Farmers Insurance at Broadway and G Street.

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Friday 10/07/2016
Women's contributions on Route 66 remembered
Posted: October 07, 2016

NEEDLES — Those interested in a bit of a history lesson heard some interesting tales from various women who knew what it was like to travel and live along the Mother Road.

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Thursday 10/06/2016
Sign up now to join Nov. 12 celebration of 90th anniversary of Route 66
Posted: October 06, 2016

NEEDLES — Cooks and crafters and exhibitors of exotic examples of motorized machinery may sign up now to join the celebration of 90 years of the Mother Road in Needles on Nov. 12.

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Business alliance to maintain historic borax wagon
Posted: October 06, 2016

NEEDLES — Members of the Needles Downtown Business Alliance will keep up the maintenance of the Needles Wagon in the 300 block of West Broadway. The popular Route 66 photo location boasts a borax wagon used in the filming of ’20 Mule Team’ starring Wallace Beery in the early 1940s. It was brought to Needles in 1947 where it stood in front of the El Rancho Motel until 1962. The wagon was given to the city of Needles by Mr. Alexander in May of 1962. The wagon is believed to have been built by the Studebaker Wagon company at a factory in Mohave, Calif., about 1880.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
Make reservation for Needles Chamber awards dinner by Sept. 23
Updated: September 18, 2016 - 6:41 pm

NEEDLES — Make reservations by Sept. 23 for the Needles Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Avi Resort and Casino.

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Friday 09/16/2016
BLM collects visions for new national monument
Posted: September 16, 2016

NEEDLES — Some three dozen people visited the Bureau of Land Management’s envisioning session for the new Mojave Trails National Monument in the first hour; a large turnout for the sort of event that seldom seems to draw more public participants than agency officials.

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Sunday 09/04/2016
Plans for celebrating 90 years of Route 66 expanding
Updated: September 04, 2016 - 5:54 pm

NEEDLES — Plans for local celebration of 90 years of Route 66 are expanding as they solidify.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Voice ideas for new national monument in Sept. 1 meeting
Posted: August 26, 2016

NEEDLES — With a sweeping area surrounding Needles, reaching south as far as Highway 62 and continuing west along Route 66 to the Pisgah Crater Laval Flow tapped to become the Mojave Trails National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management is soliciting input from the public about what they value most as the planning process for management begins.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Planning continues Sept. 14 for 90th anniversary celebration of Route 66
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 11:27 am

UPDATED August 22; planning meeting has been changed to Sept. 14.

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Celebrate 90th anniversary of Route 66 November 12 in Needles
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 11:28 am

NEEDLES — The 90th anniversary celebration of Route 66 is slated for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Needles.

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Monday 08/08/2016
Attend planning meeting for Route 66 celebration August 11
Updated: August 08, 2016 - 2:48 pm

NEEDLES — Anyone interested in helping celebrate the 90th anniversary of Route 66 is encouraged to attend a planning meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 2420 Needles Highway.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Electric vehicle charging station opens
Posted: July 22, 2016

NEEDLES — A group of city staff, council members, the Findlay Motor Company, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District and members of the Needles Chamber of Commerce gathered to officially make the electric vehicle charging station available for use with a ribbon cutting July 12.

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Thursday 07/21/2016
Happy 90th Route 66
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 12:21 pm

NEEDLES — The Needles Downtown Business Alliance is planning a big celebration for the 90th anniversary of Route 66 on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 11 and 12.

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