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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.

Redskins-Giants  Football
File- This Dec. 24, 2017, file photo shows Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins scrambling during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Oilers Avalanche Hockey
Colorado Avalanche head athletic trainer Matthew Sokolowski, front, picks up injured defenseman Erik Johnson, center, with the help of left wing Blake Comeau in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Denver. The Oilers won 4-2 to break a six-game losing streak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
STATE WRESTLING
Cheyenne Mountain's Mike McFadden celebrates his 132 lb semifinal win over Andrew Bench of Central Grand Junction at the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament last year at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Photo
PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
The tower of the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center is framed in the Olympic Rings early Wednesday morning, February 14, 2018 at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Mark Reis, ZUMA Press/The Gazette
carriage house
The Classical Academy wrestler Nathan Johns is in the middle of pinning Eagle Valley wrestler Marco Rodriguez in the 182-pound bracket of the Class 3A state tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Feb. 15, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Spurs Nuggets Basketball
San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 117-109. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Broncos Bowlen Football
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen watches as the Broncos warm up before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Denver. Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Thunder Nuggets Basketball
Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 127-124. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Sharks Avalanche Hockey
Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost, back, celebrates after scoring a goal with defenseman Samuel Girard against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Suns Spurs Basketball
Becky Hammon coaches the San Antonio Spurs against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)