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 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 Bock’s Office: ‘The Giver’ suffers from sameness

Rarely are the days to come presented in a positive light when it comes to the movies, and “The Giver” is no exception. Of course, everything looks bleak when you’re seeing it all in black and white.

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Craig Middle School football teams learn from Denver Broncos great

Rick Upchurch talks dedication with young athletes

Only a small percentage of athletes ever reach the top levels of competition in their sport, meaning to meet someone who’s been part of the tradition of the World Series or the Stanley Cup is a rarity. Apparently, the players of the Craig Middle School football teams are just that lucky. The seventh and eighth grade teams received a surprise visit in their first week of practices from Denver Broncos great Rick Upchurch on Wednesday afternoon.

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Moffat County High School soccer scores with new field

The MCHS boys and girls soccer teams now will host practices and home games on MCHS property. This marks the first time in many years the program will be regularly on-site at the school.

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Chargers quarterback Easton Briggs scrambles to escape defensive pressure after scooping up a loose ball during a Wednesday game against the Titans in the first week of play in Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker football program. Fifth and sixth grade games are Tuesdays this fall and third and fourth grade games Wednesdays, both at Woodbury Sports Complex.

Raiders running back Evan Atkin heads for the end zone with little resistance from the opposing Broncos Wednesday during Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker football program at Woodbury Sports Complex.

Packers player Brendan Beaver, left, makes his way downfield as teammate Brock Hartung looks to pass Tuesday during Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker football program at Woodbury Sports Complex.

Blake Juergens of the Chargers maneuvers through the Hayden Tigers' defense Tuesday during Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker football program at Woodbury Sports Complex.

The Saints and the Hayden Tigers congratulate each other on a game well played Wednesday during Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker football program at Woodbury Sports Complex.

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