New Mexico CowBelles

Man/Men of the Year

This award is to recognize a New Mexico man/men who has/have helped further the efforts of the New Mexico CowBelles.

Congratulations to the 2023 New Mexico CowBelles Man of the Year,

Boe Lopez!

Nominated by the Silver Spur CowBelles, Boe is a 4th generation rancher from Springer, NM. Boe has always been there to lend a helping hand to the CowBelles organization from setting up for the Kids n Kows, as well as the Health Fairs, and helping set up for the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colfax County Fair. Boe has also helped with the annual Christmas Bazarre from preparing Frito pies, taking down tables and clean up duties. He also assists with the sales of NMCB Cookbooks and NM Beef is Great License plates. He is very involved in state and local organizations throughout New Mexico, and he understands the dedication and desire it takes to be a real leader. He has been a partner to NMCB for many years and the NM Beef Industry.

We cannot say thank you enough for all of his efforts!

New Mexico CowBelles Man of the Year Application - Nominations may be made membership and locals no later than March 10.

NMCB Man of the Year Nomination Form 

Past Recipients

1970 Jack Copeland 

1971 Tom Grady 

1972 Rudolph Johnson 

1973 Richard Maulsby 

1974 Bill Hunt 

1975 Charles T. Lee 

1976 Alvin Braken 

1977 Wallace Lockmiller 

1978 Bud Eppers 

1979 Stan Faviell 

1980 Karl Butt 

1981 Jody Clavel 

1982 Phil Bidegain 

1983 Jerry Witte 

1984 Dub Martin 

1985 Bob Jones 

1986 Gene Atchley 

1987 G.B. Oliver, Jr. 

1988 Henry Aceves 

1989 Chuck Stocks 

1990 Jack Butt 

1991 Bill Fletcher 

1992 Pete Laumbach 

1993 David Kincaid 

1994 Pete Domenici 

1995 Wally Ferguson 

1996 Darrell Brown 

1997 Alan Bugg 

1998 Laurie Kincaid 

1999 Grem Lee 

2000 Frank DuBoise 

2001 Dr. John Fowler 

2002 Joe Bill Nunn 

2003 Rick Richardson 

2004 Randall, Jeffrey, & Timothy Rabon 

2005 Paul Bierwirth 

2006 Wallace Cox 

2007 Don “Bebo” Lee 

2008 G.X. McSherry 

2009 John King 

2010 Joel Alderete 

2011 Les Hauser 

2012 Jeff Witte 

2013 Bill Armendariz 

2014 Charles DeWolf & Steve Lenzo 

2015 Dr. Lowell Catlett 

2016 Preston Stone 

2018 Blair Clavel

2019 Forest Hill

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