Andy Bockelman

Sports & Entertainment Reporter

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

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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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16th annual Diamonds & Spurs a jewel of an event for Craig

Corrie Ponikvar receives Rotary’s Humanitarian Award

Ball gowns, bolo ties and Stetsons as far as the eye could see were among the apparel Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs hosted by Rotary Club of Craig. The local service group’s gala event provided residents a night on the town complete with formalwear, dinner, and more, raising funds for their projects throughout the year.

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Moffat County High School names new speech, debate coach

Karen Chaney brings years of legal experience to position

Moffat County High School students will continue to speak up this weekend under the tutelage of someone who’s used the power of communication in a very important way. MCHS recently appointed social studies teacher Karen Chaney as the new adviser for the speech and debate team. Chaney, who replaces Amanda Gaffney in the position, accepted the job earlier this month.

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Craig Middle School girls hoops teams topple Baggs

7th-graders claim 1st win, 36-13; 8th-graders, 37-15

There was plenty of bark and bite alike Thursday night for the Craig Middle School girls basketball teams as the Bulldogs hosted the Little Snake River Valley School Rattlers of Baggs, Wyoming. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams claimed wins after defeats earlier in the week.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paddington’ a tale with lots of warm fuzzies

Winnie the Pooh had his honey, but the star of “Paddington” is addicted to a different substance in his cinematic escapades. Even so, the bear of very little brains isn’t the only one who can give us a sweet story.

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Try your luck at snowmobile club’s poker run in Moffat County

Event takes place Jan. 31 at Freeman Reservoir

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual poker run will take place Jan. 31 starting at the Freeman Reservoir Trail Head, promising a day of fun in the snow to support a good cause.

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Moffat County wrestlers slam Coal Ridge, 61-12

The Bulldogs dominated the visiting Coal Ridge Titans, 61-12, in a Tuesday evening dual that saw the team fight hard and in many cases, finish off their opponents fast.

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Mark your calendar for Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

Valentine’s Day event seeking more entries

The 20th annual Art Walk and ninth annual Taste of Chocolate will be here soon, and organizers with Downtown Business Association want this year’s celebration of talent to be bigger and better than ever.

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Capo Salon beautifying in new spot in downtown Craig

Owner plans to expand cosmetics services

With a new year comes a new look in a new building for the women of Capo Salon. Capo is moving from its current location down the street to 518 Yampa Ave. Business owner Megan Jones officially purchased the 2,500 square foot site from Blake and Charlene Abdella on Friday, re-opening for customers on Monday.

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Craig Depot preservation project hoping to pick up steam

Organizers aim to relocate 98-year-old building within 12 to 18 months

As it comes closer and closer to celebrating its centennial, one historic building in Craig hasn’t yet come to its final stop.

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Moffat County boys basketball downs Basalt, 56-32, at home

Bulldogs still undefeated in league play

It can be lonely at the top, but the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team doesn’t have to worry about that when they’re in their own gym. The first home game of the season was a solid one for the boys, who beat Basalt, 56-32, to go to 4-0 and remain tied for first place in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Moffat County High School swimmer Micah Espinosa remains in the zone while in the water of the MCHS pool. The girls swim team will attend a meet in Delta this week.

Corrie Ponikvar and Rotarian Joe Bird smile for the camera following the presentation of Rotary Club of Craig's Bill and Nancy Muldoon Humanitarian Award on Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs event. Ponikvar received the honor for her 18 years of service with Moffat County United Way.

Couples hit the dance floor Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs event hosted by Rotary Club of Craig.

Best friends Shawnna Muhme, left, and Kaitlyn Balfour smile before heading onto the dance floor Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs event hosted by Rotary Club of Craig.

Decorations and Rotary Club regalia sit on the stage Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs event hosted by Rotary Club of Craig.

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