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.

Rockies Bettis Cancer Baseball
File - In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis gestures after retiring San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan for the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Always so optimistic, Bettis vowed to be ready for spring training even after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November and undergoing surgery. Now, he knows for sure: The Colorado Rockies right-hander will most certainly be ready to pitch next month. Cancer-free, too. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Spurs Nuggets Basketball
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, drives past San Antonio Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
DENVER, CO - ARRIL 06: Assistant groundskeeper Adam Steward taking care of pitchers mound before the Colorado Rockies workout the day before their home opener at Coors Field. April 06, 2016 in Denver, CO. (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post)
Broncos Joseph Football
Vance Joseph, left, smiles as general manager John Elway looks on after Joseph was introduced as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos during a news conference at the team's headquarters Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Dolphins Joseph Football
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph throws the football to free safety Walt Aikens (35) during NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Davie, Fla. Joseph has been linked to coaching vacancies in the NFL, but says he hasn't spent any time thinking about his future while his team is in the playoffs. The Dolphins play the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Broncos General Manager John Elway, left, poses with new coach Vance Joseph shortly after Denver hired Joseph as its new coach. Photo by the Denver Broncos via Twitter.
Colorado Arizona Basketball
Arizona's Jethro Tshisumpa, behind Obinna Oleka (5) and Colorado's Xavier Johnson (11) scuffle after a foul in the first half of an NCAA college basketball in in Tempe, Ariz., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Tshisumpa and Johnson were ejected after an altercation. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP)
Raiders Texans Football
Oakland Raiders fans pose for a photo before the first half of an AFC Wild Card NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)