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New Study Explores Southwest Chief’s Economic Impact In Colorado

A new study says Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger rail line puts $49 million a year into Colorado’s economy. Last year Amtrak threatened to stop running the train through southeastern Colorado and use buses to cover that part of the route. … Continue reading

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Amtrak Service To Pueblo Could Be Reality

Amtrak could start serving Pueblo’s Union Station by the end of next year by connecting to the existing Southwest Chief route between Los Angeles and Chicago. A special train would run between Pueblo and LaJunta twice a day. Pueblo passengers would stay … Continue reading

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KRCC News Wins Again for Reporting on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

KRCC News picked up a third honor earlier this month for “Railroad West,” a series reporting on Colorado’s possible loss of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route. The Associated Press Television and Radio Association selected the project for the “Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story Award of Excellence” for Class 2 radio … Continue reading

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KRCC News wins regional Murrow award for continuing coverage of Southwest Chief

The Radio Television Digital News Association selected KRCC’s “Railroad West” series as the winner of the 2015 Region 3 Edward R. Murrow Award in the “Continuing Coverage” category for small market radio stations. This series focused on Colorado’s possible loss of Amtrak’s Southwest … Continue reading

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KRCC News wins Colorado Broadcasters Association Award of Excellence

KRCC’s “Railroad West” series garnered top honors for Best News Report, Feature or Series in major markets from the Colorado Broadcasters Association. This series focused on Colorado’s possible loss of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route and included work by multiple reporters overseen by … Continue reading

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Governor Hickenlooper Signs Southwest Chief Commission Bill

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill in Pueblo today to create a commission aimed at keeping Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolling through southern Colorado. KRCC’s Shanna Lewis reports from Pueblo. Click here to listen to Governor Hickenlooper Signs Southwest Chief Commission … Continue reading

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Threat of Losing the Southwest Chief Could Mean the Return of Passenger Rail to Pueblo

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolls through parts of Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas following the historic Santa Fe Trail as it travels between Los Angeles and Chicago. But unless needed repairs are made to the tracks, this section could be rerouted … Continue reading

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