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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.

Padres Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' David Dahl raises his arms as he crosses home plate to score the winning run on a single hit by pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Brandon Maurer in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Denver. Colorado won 8-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Nuggets Bucks Basketball
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, center, drives through the Milwaukee Bucks defense during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
BRONCOS PATRIOTS
DeMarcus Ware forces Tom Brady to throw incomplete - The Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots 16-3 Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Villanova Georgetown Basketball
Villanova guard Josh Hart (3) reacts after he hit a 3-pointer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Georgetown, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Washington. Villanova won 81-55. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
basketball finals
Lewis-Palmer's Eli Burkett passes the ball during the second quarter of the state finals. Lewis-Palmer lost to Valor Christian 68-55 in the 4A Colorado State Basketball Championship finals at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Rockies Bettis Cancer Baseball
File - In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, file photo, Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis is shown in the team's dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants 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)
NCAA HOCKEY
The Denver Pioneers defeated the Colorado College Tigers 5-1 in men's ice hockey on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Broadmoor World Arena. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Air Academy's Abby Farrell poses for a picture while practicing at Villa Sport after school Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Farrell, who plays on a team in Denver, is preparing to sign with a college. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)