The Pueblo Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals who, by their extraordinary efforts, have contributed to the betterment or enhancement of Pueblo. This year, three outstanding individuals are honored:

Dr. Carl Bartecchi has been the driving force behind several medical projects in the Pueblo and Southern Colorado area, including the Southern Colorado Clinic, the Los Pobres Center in Avondale (serving migrant workers), the clinical faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, volunteer and staff programs at St. Mary-Corwin and Parkview medical centers, and the Bach Mai Hospital Project to educate Vietnamese physicians. He returns to Vietnam twice a year, accompanied by physicians and physician teachers from CU, St. Anthony Hospital and National Jewish Health (both in Denver) and the Mayo Clinic. For his efforts, Bartecchi was awarded the Vietnamese Medal of Freedom and made an honorary professor at Hanoi Medical University.

Renee (Rodriquez) Carson worked her way up with Express Employment Professionals in Pueblo and ended up joining the company itself, eventually becoming a coordinator and manager. Today she is the majority owner and out of 800 Express locations in the U.S., the Pueblo office is one of only 20 that have been designated as training offices for the company. Carson has volunteered with numerous organizations throughout the years, including the Latino and Greater Pueblo chambers of commerce, Goodwill, Pueblo Community College Foundation and Colorado State University-Pueblo Career Center advisory board. has been the regional president of Legacy Bank-Colorado since 2004. During his tenure, the institution has grown from one location to seven.

Andrew Trainor has been the regional president of Legacy Bank-Colorado since 2004. During his tenure, the institution has grown from one location to seven. Trainor has served on the board of directors of the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation since 2014 and is its current president. Trainor has served on the board of directors of the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation since 2014 and is its current president. Trainor has served on the board of directors of the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation since 2014 and is its current president. He also serves as an elder at Fellowship of the Rockies and has taken the lead role in the development of the Pueblo Del Sol subdivision, which will provide a new site for the church and more than 100 new homes for the Pueblo community. Trainor is a committed supporter of higher education in Pueblo. Through his efforts, Legacy Bank provided a matching grant to start the Return to Earn scholarship program at Pueblo Community College; the program’s participants have a 94 percent graduation rate. He also serves on the board of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation and has provided financing and funding for multiple CSU-Pueblo projects.