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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.

Thunder Nuggets Basketball
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Andre Roberson, left, battles for control of a loose ball with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, of Serbia, in the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Denver. The Thunder won 96-86. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Giants Broncos Football
Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler, right, can't make the end zone catch as New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Raiders Broncos Football
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, left, celebrates after sacking Oakland Raiders quarterback EJ Manuel during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Broncos Raiders
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian scrambles with the ball during the fourth quarter of a game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Thunder Nuggets Basketball
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Denver Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson (1) in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Raiders Broncos Football
Denver Broncos wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie runs against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Paul Klee January 28, 2016. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Rockies Diamondbacks Baseball
Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon leaves the dugout as the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 11-8 to advance to National League division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rockies Diamondbacks Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez, right, tries to avoid the tag by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis after a dropped third strike during the fifth inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
APTOPIX Mets Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, hugs Nolan Arenado after Arenado's single drove in Blackmon with the winning run, off New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, Denver. The Rockies won 5-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)