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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Moffat County 4-H shooters keep eyes on prize

Four teenagers from Moffat County attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in late June in Grand Island, Nebraska. Lee, Dylan Villa, Hunter Rummel and Travis Walsh represented Northwest Colorado strongly with high individual and team finishes in gun and archery competitions.

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Aviation, aerospace discussion lands in Northwest Colorado

Venues in both Moffat and Routt counties played host to the Colorado Space Business Roundtable Wednesday and Thursday as part of the second annual Aerospace Business Development Road Trip. A crowd of about 50 — including Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Colorado House of Representatives candidate Chuck McConnell, among others — gathered Thursday morning at Colorado Northwestern Community College to hear an array of speakers discuss the ever-changing world of aircrafts and related topics.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sex Tape’ arouses little interest

Three hours, one minute and 42 seconds sounds lengthy enough for a feature film. When you consider this is the span of the piece of the accidental amateur skin flick causing all the problems in the comedy “Sex Tape,” it seems downright infinite. And while the movie itself is only half this duration, it somehow seems even longer.

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Goodnight, Texas to rock Craig this weekend

Folk rock group promoting release of new album

The folk rock group Goodnight, Texas will perform Friday and Saturday nights at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill.

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Your Health: Northwest Colorado teen birth rates down from previous years

Moffat and Routt counties are among the areas of Colorado seeing lower teenage birth rates, which have dropped significantly across the state during the past five years, an achievement state health officials and the governor are attributing to an ambitious contraception program.

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Moffat County Eagle Scout featured on BBC documentary

Series to air in America this fall

Justin McAlexander is one of the subjects of a British Broadcasting Corporation documentary series “Fierce Earth,” a show aimed at teaching children how to handle emergency scenarios and extreme weather across the globe. An episode about blizzards features the Moffat County teen discussing a life-altering event that happened to him in February 2012.

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Moffat County archer hits high marks

Colorado team finishes 2nd in national event

Travis Walsh was part of a four-person team from across Colorado that recently participated in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in late June in Grand Island, Nebraska. Competing within the compound bow category of the event, the quartet took home second place.

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The Bock’s Office: Newest ‘Apes’ is the dawn of something great

When “Thus Spake Zarathustra” began booming in the introduction for “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the hairy creatures involved were just starting to evolve at an extraordinary rate. The music of Richard Strauss may not be used in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” but the animals of its story are already well past the point of no return in no development, whether you believe that to be a good thing or a bad thing.

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Craig Middle School principal named

Moffat County High School assistant principal selected for job

Moffat County School District has selected David Grabowski as the new principal for Craig Middle School.

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Craig Middle School principal to be named this week

Two candidates vying for position

Moffat County School District will be interviewing two candidates Wednesday for the position of Craig Middle School principal.

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From left, Moffat County shooters Hunter Rummel, 16, Dakota Lee, 18, and Dylan Villa, 18, display the windows and targets of the shooting range at Bears Ears Sportsman Club. The three of them, as well as Travis Walsh, competed and finished highly in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational, which included gun and archery events.

Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell discusses the applications the aviation and aerospace industries have on Colorado's economy during the Colorado Space Business Roundtable's Aerospace Business Development Road Trip Thursday in Craig. Talking points included the potential benefits of bringing greater development in these fields to Moffat and Routt Counties.

Justin McAlexander holds up in his right hand a National Certificate of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America and, in his left hand, a laptop with a video depicting a match being lit during blizzard conditions. McAlexander, 19, earned the certificate as the result of a 2012 incident in which he and two friends had to resort to drastic measures to stay alive on Black Mountain. He also was interviewed for an episode of the BBC show "Fierce Earth" about his ordeal.

The bleachers at Moffat County High School's Bulldog Proving Grounds remain empty during the summer months. The school is still in the process of finding a new athletics and activities director to replace Rick Schmitz, who resigned in June.

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