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Robert Sanchez, Senior Staff Writer

Robert Sanchez has written on everything from inner-city gangs to brain trauma to natural disasters. Features he’s written have been recognized by the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, the City and Regional Magazine Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. Sanchez’s work has been anthologized twice in the “Best American Sports Writing” series (with two other stories listed as “notable”), in “Next Wave” (a collection of the best American writers younger than 40), and in “Words Matter” (which features 20 influential University of Missouri School of Journalism graduates). Additionally, his work has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”, as well in ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, and Men’s Health. In 2014, he was named CRMA’s writer of the year.

In addition to his magazine experience, Sanchez is a former staff writer for the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News. Sanchez was born near Boston, but was raised in Colorado. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri and is married to his high school sweetheart. They have two children.

Author Article Archive

Roy Halladay and Me

One of the most dominant baseball pitchers of all time, Roy Halladay, died Tuesday in a plane crash. Robert Sanchez, who grew up with him in Aurora, remembers Halladay as a great teammate and childhood friend.

Lost and Found

Several long-serving members of NecroSearch, the world’s preeminent group for locating and retrieving missing bodies, are nearing retirement age. What will happen to the Colorado-based volunteer organization once they’re gone?

Can Kyle Clark Reinvent The 6 O’Clock News?

After a year on the air, 9News’ Next With Kyle Clark is still finding its footing. Will the show—and its ambitious anchor—succeed in changing how we watch the local news?

Leadville Transforms Itself (Again)

Change has come to the historic mining city of Leadville in a big way. And for the Latino residents who call the highest-elevation city in the United States home, that means facing new challenges—and new fears.

Classic Denver

Sure, you’ve tried all the hot new places. But what about the old? Here, our list of the restaurants, landmarks, museums, events, and more that make Denver special.

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Awake in the Night

Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver. Half a decade later, the single mother of five is still working to build the better life she was promised.

The Agony Of Defeat

Forty-six years ago, Denver was awarded the 1976 Winter Games, until voters overwhelmingly decided to defund the event. What happened—and will Denver ever get the Olympics again?

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How the Gold King Mine Spill Threatens the Navajo Nation

Colorado’s Gold King Mine spill sent millions of gallons of contaminated water into the Animas River this past summer. More than 130 miles away in New Mexico, along the San Juan River, the environmental disaster is making the Navajo Nation rethink itself.

Life After Death

How District Attorney George Brauchler became Colorado’s most visible proponent of capital punishment.

Star on the Sidelines

Former NHL coach George Gwozdecky begins his high school coaching career this month. He’s not the only pro who’s coached preps, though.

The Two Sides of Denver’s Real Estate Boom

Finding affordable housing in Denver has never been more difficult. This white-hot market is dividing our city—and one student and a young investor are at ground zero of the monumental transformation.

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Will The Real Cory Gardner Please Stand Up?

He can be funny, likable and—depending on the day—a political turncoat, a GOP savior, or a partisan hack. So, now that's he's been a U.S. senator for six months, who is the Gentleman from Colorado?

Rocket Man

How Eric Coffman overcame a devastating accident and became the coolest spaceship designer you've ever heard about.

High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County’s farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.

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The Rising

Nine people died in the flooding between September 11 and 17, 2013, one of the worst natural disasters in Colorado history. For the people who lived on a sliver of U.S. 34 a dozen miles west of Loveland, the floods were nothing short of catastrophic. These are their stories.

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