By James Tucker, May 11, 2012 12:00 AM
With the passing of Robert “Bob” L. Armendariz, tireless Hispanic community activist and humanitarian, Cinco de Mayo celebrations throughout Southern Colorado region will not be the same. The voice of a giant has been quieted. As founder and editor of Hispania News, Bob circulated his first issue on Cinco de Mayo in 1987 at Monument Valley Park. He was raised in a farming family in Sugar City, Colorado. First and foremost, Bob was a great citizen who proudly served his country in Vietnam. After his Vietnam service, Bob served as a Public Information officer at Fort Carson in the seventies. Following a career in the military, Bob worked in a variety of capacities at KKTV and in Colorado Springs.