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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul Klee is the Denver-based sports columnist for The Gazette, with a focus on the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche. The addicted fly fisherman grew up in Denver and returned home to join the newspaper's staff in 2012. He credits his chocolate Lab, the Maya Bear, with all of his good column ideas.

E Washington Colorado Basketball
Colorado's Derrick White drives past Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Boulder, Colo. (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
The Sky Sox team runs onto the field for the start of their 2017 season Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox played the Omaha Storm Chasers. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Sky Sox team runs onto the field for the start of their 2017 season Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox played the Omaha Storm Chasers. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) moves toward the basket while defended by Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Indianapolis. Denver won 125-117. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
E Washington Colorado Basketball
Colorado's Derrick White drives past Eastern Washington's Bogdan Bliznyuk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 in Boulder, Colo. (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
Giants Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, left, celebrates his three-run, walkoff home run with teammates in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 7-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Air Force forward Hayden Graham greets the officials while being introduced before the Falcons game against McPherson College Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Clune Arena on Air Force Academy.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force forward Hayden Graham greets the officials while being introduced before the Falcons game against McPherson College Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Clune Arena on Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
UCCS guard Derrick White (14) reacts to a play in the second half against the CSU-Pueblo Thunder wolves. The UCCS Mountain Lions defeated the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves 84-75 at the annual Downtown Classic on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the City Auditorium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
UCCS guard Derrick White (14) reacts to a play in the second half against the CSU-Pueblo Thunder wolves. The UCCS Mountain Lions defeated the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves 84-75 at the annual Downtown Classic on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the City Auditorium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Air Force forward Hayden Graham greets the officials while being introduced before the Falcons game against McPherson College Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Clune Arena on Air Force Academy. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette.
Raiders Broncos Football
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) defends as Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) runs a route during an NFL football game in Denver. Members of the Denver Broncos "No Fly Zone" secondary are relieved that Talib won't face a suspension over the shooting in Dallas last year in which the All-Pro cornerback admitted he accidentally shot himself.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
Rockies Cubs Baseball
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jordan Lyles, left, and Mark Reynolds, right, celebrate with catcher Tony Wolters after they defeated the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)