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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.) 

Top:

#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)

Bottom:

#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)

See all 10 picks here

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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


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The Denver March Pow Wow takes place at the Denver Coliseum as a number of American Indian tribes participate in dance competitions and host arts and crafts sales, fry-bread concessions, as well as storytelling and demonstrations. The event continues through Sunday with a grand entry parade at 11 a.m. (Photos by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)  

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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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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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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.

Check out more of Cyrus’ photos here: http://dpo.st/1dwOKnH

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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

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Wildlife repository specialists at the National Eagle Repository in Commerce City, CO, evaluate bald eagles for The Native American Eagle Feather Program. The program is operated by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Native Americans enrolled in federally recognized tribes can apply to receive eagle feathers, up to a whole bird, for religious purposes. Supervisor Bernadette Atencio said the repository receives over 2,300 eagles, in varying conditions, a year. The birds are processed and the head, talons, trunk, tail, wings and feathers are evaluated before being distributed.

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Photos by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post

“They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but here in Denver, they could be bright again on Colfax. Twelve midcentury neon signs on Colfax Avenue have been included on Colorado Preservation Inc.’s 2014 list of endangered places, at risk of being dimmed forever. The signs were placed on the annual list with the hope that they — and four other historic sites in Colorado — might be restored.”

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“Racing with a sinus infection and a scratchy throat, Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s slalom.

Shiffrin, 18, the reigning world champion, defeated the rest of the field by 0.53 seconds.

She is the youngest gold medalist in women’s slalom, and the fifth youngest gold medalist in alpine skiing. It’s the fourth American victory in slalom — the first in women’s slalom since 1972, when Barbara Cochran won; and slalom overall since 1984, when Phil Mahre got gold.”

Read the story by John Meyer/The Denver Post

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