You probably see them around town, in line at the grocery store or maybe you run past them on the trails. They don’t look different from most of us, but they are—because they’re heroes. Inside you’ll learn about our Local Heroes, most of whom were nominated by our readers, and how they contribute to our community. Whether they’re veterans, community organizers or just all-around volunteers, these Local Heroes make life in Central Oregon better for all of us. So if you see these folks around town, give them a high five and say thanks.