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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.

NBA Draft Basketball
Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 14th overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
CIN DEN FOOTBALL
Highlights from the Denver Broncos Cincinnati Bengals game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
BRONCOS RAVENS
The Denver Broncos take on the Baltimore Ravens in the opening game of the NFL season Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Sports Authority Field. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Broncos Football
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph takes part in drills during practice at the NFL football team's headquarters Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Broncos McKenzie Muffs Football
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie takes part in drills during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Englewood, Colo. In spite of fumbling the ball on six punt returns last season, McKenzie wants another chance to the Broncos' mainstay receiver on kick returns in the campaign ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
WARRIOR GAMES
Power lifting and shooting took place during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on Tuesday June 5, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Dodgers Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis, left, confers with catcher Chris Iannetta while waitingto be pulled form the mound after giving up a double to Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Lawrence Hufford, U.S. Air Force wounded warrior athlete attempts to lift 405 pounds during the power weightlifting competition at the Air Force Warrior Games Trials held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada on Feb. 23, 2018. Hufford won the men’s event with a lift of 355 pounds. The Air Force Trails is an adaptive and resiliency sporting event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of the participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo)
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, a competitor in the DoD Warrior Games, concentrates before shooting during wheelchair basketball practice, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 29, 2018. The DoD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. Approximately 300 athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command, United Kingdom Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force will compete June 1 - June 9 in archery, cycling, track, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and - new this year - powerlifting and indoor rowing. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kalie Frantz)
Elway 50 Golf
Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway hits his drive off of the sixth hole in the first round of the HealthOne Colorado Senior Open in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Elway turned 50 on June 28 and now qualifies to play in senior events. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)