Andy Bockelman

Assistant Editor, Sports & Entertainment Reporter

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Sports/Entertainment 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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Parade of Lights heralds Christmastime in Craig

The air was well below freezing Saturday night, but it was also full of the sounds and sights of everyone’s favorite time of the year. The Parade of Lights hosted by the Downtown Business Association brought the Craig community out and about to get in the holiday spirit as the Christmas season goes into full swing.

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Moffat County High School cheerleaders making some noise

As members of Moffat County High School sports teams take to the field or the court to sprint, catch, tackle and more, there are also those who are also putting their athleticism to the test in rooting them on to victory. The MCHS cheerleaders will be back in action this winter, using their brief break between football season and basketball and wrestling to regroup and reenergize to put on the best possible experience for fans of the Bulldogs.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is surprisingly weak

It would be a cinematic sin to reveal too much about any mystery-themed movie. However, as “Secret in Their Eyes” shows, there are worse things than spoilers.

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Moffat County High School's Selena Hernandez to make leap to college track

Senior to compete for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Moffat County High School senior Selena Hernandez sees her favorite sport as an ideal metaphor for persistence when the going gets tough. Though she has yet to clear every obstacle of her high school career, she’s nearing a finish line that will also serve as the starting line for something even bigger and better. Hernandez signed her letter of intent Monday to run track for University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, competing in hurdles and relays.

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Moffat County wrestlers ready for action

It didn’t take long for Moffat County High School wrestlers to get back on their feet, ready for another exciting season, and that’s exactly what their coaches want to see. The Bulldogs are gaining strength and speed in the first few weeks of practice as they focus on a slate of meets that will test their mettle, and head coach Tanner Linsacum believes his team is more than up to the challenge.

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The Bock’s Office: Final ‘Hunger Games’ nails it

In any fantasy or science fiction series, there are bound to be weak portions in the unfolding of a lengthy story. Fortunately, unlike the movie that preceded it, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” is right on target.

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Craig Cougar Peewee hockey opens at home with win over Summit

12U group 1-1 in weekend games, improving from previous season

After one day, the Craig Youth Hockey Association Peewee team already has a better record than they had all last season. The Craig Cougars 12U team split two games with the Summit Lightning Saturday in home games at the Moffat County Ice Arena that saw them open the regular season with a 5-3 win.

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Crabfest a tasty, terrific night for Craig

Chamber event sells out tickets for event dinner, comic, silent auction

Saturday night was a time for the Craig community to get cracking. The satisfying crunch of a fleet of king crab legs was a sound welcome to diners ready for a meal fit for royalty as part of Crabfest 2015, hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Moffat County High School’s ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ to dazzle, delight audiences

Performances for musical take place next week

If there’s one thing to learn from the Moffat County High School theater program’s upcoming stage spectacular, it’s that big things come in itty-bitty packages, so prepare for magic, comedy, romance and all you can possibly imagine contained within the MCHS auditorium. The curtain goes up next week for the MCHS theater program’s fall musical, “Aladdin, Jr.” The adaptation of the Disney film premieres Thursday night as MCHS and Craig Middle School thespians prepare to enchant the crowd.

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The Bock’s Office: Good grief — ‘Peanuts’ revamp is great!

At this point, we’re not unfamiliar with a world where a doghouse doubles as a Sopwith Camel, all adults sound like a trombone solo and no one questions why a child is almost completely bald. Still, a return to one of the most beloved series of the last 60 years feels like visiting old friends and finding a new reason to love them in “The Peanuts Movie.”

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Moffat County High School wrestlers Hugo Hernandez, left, and Stelios Peroulis get ready to skirmish during a set of practice drills. The MCHS wrestling program starts its competitive season this week with a set of varsity duals at Colorado Mesa University and a JV tournament in Olathe.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his float, the final entry in the Parade of Lights, hosted by Downtown Business Association Saturday night in Craig. The route included many holiday-themed characters headed down Yampa Avenue and Victory Way, concluding with a parade glow in the parking lot of the former Safeway building.

Onlookers cheer for the coming floats during Saturday's Parade of Lights, hosted by Downtown Business Association.

City Councilor Joe Bird smiles and greets the crowd from the seat of a tractor towing the Moffat County High School band during Saturday's Parade of Lights, hosted by Downtown Business Association Saturday night in Craig.

The members of Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads gather in their "Popeye" costumes on their float, "The Yampa Olive" during the parade glow following the Parade of Lights, hosted by Downtown Business Association Saturday night in Craig.

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