On Tuesday, May 6, our Broncos reporter, Mike Klis, offered his top 10 best draft picks in franchise history. So now it’s time for the worst 10 picks. (We know, we know. Someone’s gotta be in the bottom 10 though.) 


#1 Ted Gregory, DT, Syracuse, 1988

First round, No. 26 overall: Listed at 6-foot-1, Gregory was really closer to 5-9, according to a shocked coach Dan Reeves. Gregory hurt his knee in training camp and was traded to New Orleans without ever playing a game for the Broncos. (Glen Martin/ The Denver Post)


#9 Bobby Anderson, RB, Colorado, 1970 First round, No. 11 overall: Hate to put the local hero on this list, but in four seasons with the Broncos, Anderson rushed for 368, 533, 319 and 61 yards. (The Denver Post Archive)

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 Rhu, one of two clouded leopard cubs born March 14, at the Denver Zoo, comes up the glass during public viewing hours at the zoo, April 24, 2014. Rhu and her brother Pi are being cared for by Zoo staff around the clock after their mother was unable to take care of them. (Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) 

Read more: Denver Zoo says baby clouded leopard cubs ready for park visitors


The Denver Post’s Cyrus McCrimmon meets a lot of interesting people on portrait assignments. This week he met up with Mark Mothersbaugh, the founder and leader of the band DEVO, at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

The museum is beginning preparations for its upcoming show of the artwork of Mothersbaugh. Adam Lerner, curator, and Mothersbaugh gathered at the museum on Tuesday, February 5, 2014 as they worked on the layout and flow of the exhibit, which will open October 31, 2014.  

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Last August, Frank DeAngelis publicly announced his impending retirement as principal at Columbine High School.

He will have spent 18 years leading Columbine, 15 of them since the April 20, 1999, school shooting that claimed the lives of 12 students and a teacher, injured dozens more and emotionally devastated a community. Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post

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The nearly four-year drought in southeast Colorado has been compared to the Dust Bowl. Such comparisons are no longer exaggerations, they are accurate descriptions. The drought has dried up pastures, blown in tumbleweeds that pile into tall hills, and brought in intense dust storms that strip the area of topsoil. (Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

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In case you missed it- photos from the 4/20 Rally at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2014. Billed as the largest such occurrence of its kind, the two-day event is expected to attract tens of thousands of marijuana enthusiasts. The crowd put up a collective smoke cloud at 4:20 p.m. that quickly dissipated in the breeze.

Also on April 20, Snoop Dogg performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater as a part of his 420 Wellness Retreat in Morrison, Colorado.

More photos from the 420 Rally in Denver

Photos of Snoop Dogg at Red Rocks 420 Wellness Retreat


Portland, Oregon based Voodoo Doughnut held a grand opening for its new 1520 E. Colfax Ave location in Denver on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Denver Councilwoman Jeanne Robb and Mayor Michael Hancock ceremoniously stuck pretzels into a Tom Brady voodoo doughnut effigy with Voodoo Doughnut co-founder  Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson. Denver Post photographer Cyrus McCrimmon was on hand to document the festivities.

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Around 40 participants took their tubes down Boulder Creek on their way to work. The event typically takes place in June to line up with Boulder’s Bike to Work Day, but safety concerns on the creek forced it to be pushed back into July this year. Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post.

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“Zombie subdivisions” — some platted but vacant land, others partially built and then abandoned — plague parts of the Intermountain West, siphoning valuable resources from struggling local governments, dragging down property values and causing blight.

In Colorado, local planners have done a good job of avoiding the damage of failed development, but the Centennial State still has its share of distressed subdivisions, with large numbers of vacant lots in Eagle and Montrose counties, said Peter Pollock, a former city of Boulder planning director who now is a Lincoln Institute fellow.

Read the story by Denver Post reporter Tom McGhee, photos by Denver Post photographer Helen H. Richardson


Denver Post photographers Mahala Gaylord, AAron Ontiveroz, RJ Sangosti headed to the Winter X Games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. See photos from January 22 and 23. The games continue until January 26.

Athlete portraits by AAron Ontiveroz, Men’s Ski Super Pipe Elimination photo by RJ Sangosti