Passengers disembark the Southwest Chief in La Junta in March 2018. (Jeff Thomas, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Amtrak vows to keep the Southwest Chief rolling through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — at least for another year

The Southwest Chief’s future was in peril because of Amtrak plans to suspend rail service along a section of the route and replace it with buses

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El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment