Andy Bockelman

Sports & Entertainment Reporter

Email: abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com Call: 970-875-1793

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Education/health reporter Andy Bockelman was born and raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 2004. He received his bachelor's degrees in theater studies and journalism from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009. He has written and edited for several web sites, newspapers and magazines, including UNC's student publication The Mirror, The Greeley Tribune and Explore Steamboat, the entertainment guide for Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today. He is an avid film buff, as well as a member of the Denver Film Critics Society, and he details his love of movies in his column The Bock's Office.

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Craig Middle School starts athletes on path to big things

Craig Middle School’s sports seasons are underway, giving students their earliest taste at school-sponsored athletics during the seventh and eighth grade years, hopefully the first of many they’ll spend as Bulldogs. CMS’s fall sports for this school year include football, volleyball and cross-country.

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Moffat County High School volleyball ready to bump up level of play

The players and coaches of MCHS volleyball have set their sights on a winning season, following last year’s series, which left them near the bottom of the 3A Western Slope League rankings.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘If I Stay’ offers mellifluous music-based melodrama

Hopefully you’re consulting something other than contemporary cinema when you look at the big questions, such as, “What’s the point of life?” Indeed, “If I Stay” can’t answer queries like this — and doesn’t try — but it maintains its own charms nonetheless.

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Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker league kicks off season

The Craig Parks and Recreation tackle football program — named in honor of the late Northwest Colorado resident and Detroit Lions legend Doak Walker — began its fall season this week, as kids in grades three through six took to the fields of Woodbury Sports Complex on Tuesday and Wednesday suited up on teams with the likenesses of the Broncos, Packers, Raiders and other pro franchises, sponsored by local businesses.

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Visiting author discusses Moffat County history

Moffat County residents received a look at one of the notorious names of the Old West when author Larry Ball dropped by the Museum of Northwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon to discuss and sign copies of his book, “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

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Craig Fire/Rescue offers tropical fun at weekend luau

Event a fundraiser for scholarships

The 75th annual Firefighters’ Ball was well-attended Saturday night at The O.P. Bar and Grill by folks wanting to kick back and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and good company.

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Fire erupts inside Craig mobile home Saturday

Hume: Cause of blaze uncertain

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at Unit 302 of Craig’s Cedar Mountain Village. The members of Craig Fire/Rescue received the call shortly after 3:30 p.m., and were quick to respond alongside personnel from Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and The Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services.

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Moffat County High School football preps for greatness

The Moffat County High School football team’s season officially has begun, and amid a great deal of changes, players remain ready to do what they love more than anything: Grab the pigskin and do their school proud.

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TV show, Craig book signing target Western figure Tom Horn

History will come alive in the next few days for Moffat County residents. The Museum of Northwest Colorado will host a book-signing and presentation by Larry Ball, the writer of “Tom Horn: In Life and Legend.”

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Moffat County, Craig officials discuss Shadow Mountain progress

The Phase 1 stage of the Shadow Mountain construction project is well underway, a fact not lost on the residents of the subdivision, who met Thursday night at American Legion Post 62 to talk with county and city officials about what they can continue to expect from the work happening around them.

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The players of the Boy-Ko Supply Saints gather around Coach Roger Schreck following their first game in the fifth and sixth grade bracket of Craig Parks and Recreation Doak Walker tackle football league at Woodbury Sports Complex. The league's games will continue weekly through October.

Craig Middle School seventh-grader Landen Najera, right, provides blocking as teammate Kevin Hernandez charges upfield during CMS's Aug. 28 game against Rangely. The team fell 22-6 in the first match of the season.

Moffat County High School's combined varsity and junior varsity team members. Top row, from left: Tiawna Smercina, Alex Samuelson, Team Manager Chandra Warren, Britney Rothermund, Lauren Samuelson. Middle row, from left: Reilley Gumber, Head Coach Starla Jensen, Charli Earle, Emma Samuelson, Hannah Walker, Assistant Coach Erin Knez, Mattie Jo Duzik. Bottom row, from left: Bailey Kurz, Maddy Olinger, Karmen Christopher, Alexi Goodnow and Morgan Lawton.

Moffat County High School seniors and sisters Lauren, left, and Alex Samuelson synchronize their serves during a practice for the MCHS volleyball team. The siblings are two of four seniors this season, joined by Britney Rothermund and Tiawna Smercina.

Moffat County High School volleyball player Maddy Olinger, left, steadies herself for a bump as Charli Earle waits for her own turn in a practice drill in the MCHS gym.

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