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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.

Texans Broncos Football
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow talks with offensive coach Mike McCoy in the fourth quarter an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Denver. The Broncos beat the Texans 24-23. (AP Photo/ Chris Schneider )
Cheyenne Mountain's Luke White, left, controls Hunter Willis of Pueblo County but ends up losing their 152 lb semifinal match at the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Warriors Nuggets Basketball
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, front, passes the ball as Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney, back left, and guard Ian Clark defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 13, 201, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Trail Blazers Nuggets Basketball
Portland Trail Blazers forward Mason Plumlee, left, intercepts a pass to Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Rockies Black Baseball
Newly-named Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black poses for photographers on the diamond in Coors Field following a news conference to introduce him as the new skipper on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Denver. Black succeeds Walt Weiss, who left after four seasons as manager at the conclusion of the regular season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Broncos Coaches Football
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph makes a point during a news conference to showcase the new coaching hires Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The new coaches said that the goal is to build on the strengths of the team's defense while enhancing the Broncos' anemic offense. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman hauls in a pass in front of Broncos defenders Corey Nelson and Darian Stewart in the first half of Denver’s 16-3 loss Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Super Bowl Pro Picks Football
FILE- In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Julian Edelman during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Mass. The Atlanta Falcons and Patriots certainly are seeking the NFL crown on Sunday in Super Bowl 51.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)