Locals 2013: Citizen of the Year & Unsung Heroes. Published yearly by the Valencia County News-Bulletin (Number Nine Media, Inc.). For information, please call (505) 864-4472. Copyright 2013
Articles for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ Category
Martin Sisneros has given back — in more ways than he can even count — for the love of his country and community
There are everyday heroes who do what they do, not for praise or plaques or recognition.
In his cowboys boots, wide-brimmed cowboy hat and western-cut jacket, you would never guess Baldwin G. "B.G." Burr was anything but a native New Mexican.
Helping people in the community is so much a part of Leona Herrell's character that she considers doing it an honor.
A few years back, Dubra Karnes-Padilla taught exercises in a hallway at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus because there wasn't enough space on campus to accommodate a permanent classroom.
When Mike Moreno first walked into the Harvey House Museum in 2010, his initial intentions weren't altruistic — he just wanted to feel better.
Almost a decade ago, as Christmas was approaching, Belenites David and Cynthia Moya were mulling over what to do on that special day.
Joe "Casey" Peña is a busy man as the superintendent of BNSF's field operations, but he still makes time to serve the community he lives in.
On the second Thursday of each month, you can find a handful of lawyers, sitting behind conference tables in a crowded room at the 13th Judicial District Court House in Los Lunas.
"Holy cow! That's awesome," exclaimed Karin Trujillo when learning she is one of this year's Unsung Heroes.
In the classic comic books, super heros always had a day job, fighting crime at night.
Since 1995, the Valencia County News-Bulletin has been choosing a Citizen of the Year and honoring Unsung Heroes.