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.

Recent Stories

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Craig Middle School volleyball setting sights higher

Bulldogs labor for wins in home tourney against Meeker, Soroco, Rangely

The Craig Middle School volleyball teams hosted their home tournament Saturday in the gyms of CMS and Sandrock Elementary School against visiting Soroco, Rangely and Meeker.

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Fall rodeo season preps Moffat County kids for spring

After only two weeks, the Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo teams are already halfway through the first part of their season, but there’ll be plenty of time for riding, roping and scoring points for both those things in the months to come.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days provides hands-on learning for all

Whether you’ve felt wool only in the lining of your coat or firsthand on the animal that provides the material, there’s something for everyone this weekend at Craig Sheep Wagon Days. The 16th annual event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Living History Museum, giving all who come a glimpse into the many facets of the agriculture industry.

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Gunnison slams Moffat County football, 49-0

The visiting Gunnison Cowboys walked all over the Bulldogs in a 49-0 game Friday night at MCHS. After claiming its first win of the season last week, the team found itself with a 1-3 record by the end of the evening.

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Mike Bingham, Moffat County High School golf sink 1st place in Gunnison

Coach: Team getting into groove on way to regionals

The MCHS varsity golf team saw a busy week in the southeast quadrant of Colorado, playing three straight tournaments from Monday to Wednesday, two in Durango and another in Gunnison, the latter of which was their best meet to date this season.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ has plenty of flavor

The universal love of food is one that goes beyond any language barriers or geographic borders. But the message that we all just want to fill our bellies, be it with curry or hollandaise sauce, isn’t all that the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey” has on its list of specials.

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Craig reflects on Sept. 11

Flags, personal recollections pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Like other communities across the nation, people in Craig took some time Thursday to remember 9/11, where they were and how it impacted them as Americans.

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Craig takes on display at Art’n the Park’n Lot

It’s not too late to experience one last gasp of summer this weekend, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the cultural elite. The sixth annual Art’n the Park’n Lot will take place this Saturday in the vacant lot near J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill.

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Moffat County soccer shuts out Grand Valley, 8-0

A home game against Grand Valley worked very well for the Bulldogs, as MCHS finished the day 8-0 against the Cardinals.

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Moffat County High School soccer shooting for victory

Changes include new coach, field, JV team

It’s a whole new season for the Moffat County High School boys soccer team in more ways than one, and numerous changes may be just the key to helping them achieve their goals this year.

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Moffat County High School goalie Alex Arellano prepares to toss the ball back into play following a save during the Bulldogs' home game against Grand Junction Central. The varsity and JV teams will play Coal Ridge and Grand Junction this week.

Emma Jones, 10, nails the bull's-eye to send Dave Pike into the drink of the dunk tank Saturday afternoon at Art'n the Park'n Lot. The event, hosted by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads, featured games, live music and a silent auction to raise funds for local students.

Tessa Fulton sings and strums Saturday afternoon during Art'n the Park'n Lot. The event featured live music from numerous area artists, including SandRock Sound, Four 2 Play Band and the students of Desert Rose Music & Art Studio.

Lizzy LeWarne, 9, shows Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads members Beth Gilchrist, left, and Tammy Hagar how low she can go during the limbo contest at Saturday's Art'n the Park'n Lot. The event also included a dunk tank, a hula hoop contest, live music, a silent auction and the works of numerous local artists and craftspeople.

A variety of homemade birdhouses are on display during Saturday's Art'n the Park'n Lot. The event featured many forms of arts and crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, woodworking and more.

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