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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Council approves conditional permit for car wash facility

The Clovis City Council considered items regarding 1.2 acres of space located at the northeast corner of Shaw and Fowler avenues. At its meeting...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1870 & 1880 Christmas at Academy

We share two Academy Christmas stories as remembered by sisters Jane Cole Estill, Harriet Cole Blasingame and Emma Cole Heiskell. Their parents, William T....

Clovis residential burglar arrested with help of surveillance camera

Clovis Police arrested a Fresno man involved in a residential burglary Tuesday morning near Clovis and Dakota avenues. Video surveillance identified 20-year-old Miguel Hernandez as...

Clovis Book Barn owners dismiss rumors of business closing

False rumors have circulated about Clovis Book Barn, leading customers to believe that the bookstore is closing. In a recent interview with Clovis Roundup, owners...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

The weather has been right and the fishing for kokanee is bright. While the kokanee fishing has been the high point lately, the trout bite...

Newly-elected board members sworn in at CUSD meeting

The Clovis Unified School District administered the Oath of Office to three board members who were voted onto the governing board in the Nov....

VW Toys for Tots Car Show

Despite the rain, several car owners and spectators braved the weather to take part in the New Old Stock Volkswagen Club’s ninth annual Toys...

Buchanan teacher with WWE nickname earns Educator of the Year honor

The efforts of a Clovis Unified School District educator have earned him a prestigious award. Marcos Martinez, a teacher in Buchanan High School’s english department,...

Viva Las Vegas: Power of community shines in Fresno State’s sweet victory

Like many from the San Joaquin Valley, I grew up rooting everything Fresno State with fond memories of Kevin Sweeney, Trent Dilfer, David and Derek Carr and, of course,...

Clovis Book Barn owners dismiss rumors of business closing

False rumors have circulated about Clovis Book Barn, leading customers to believe that the bookstore is closing. In a recent...

Council approves conditional permit for car wash facility

The Clovis City Council considered items regarding 1.2 acres of space located at the northeast corner of Shaw and...

Newly-elected board members sworn in at CUSD meeting

The Clovis Unified School District administered the Oath of Office to three board members who were voted onto the...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

The weather has been right and the fishing for kokanee is bright. While the kokanee fishing has been the high...

Viva Las Vegas: Power of community shines in Fresno State’s sweet victory

Like many from the San Joaquin Valley, I grew up rooting everything Fresno State with fond memories of Kevin Sweeney, Trent Dilfer, David and Derek Carr and, of course, the likes of Lorenzo Neal,...
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44th Annual ClovisFest

Saturday was the first day of 44th annual ClovisFest, a day filled with hot air balloons, over 200 craft and commercial vendor booths and a new and improved International Village exhibit. Priscilla Montell, administrative manager of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, credited the turn out to warmer weather and the...

Faces of Clovis: Greg Sassano – Owner, Sassano’s Men’s Wear

FULL NAME: Greg Sassano PLACE OF BIRTH: Fresno, CA OCCUPATION: Owner of Sassano’s Men’s Wear, the oldest family business in Clovis DUTIES: “Keeping product on the shelves...

Faces of Clovis: Moni Randolph – Administrative Assistant, City of Clovis

FULL NAME: Moniqua Randolph PLACE OF BIRTH: “I was born in Santa Barbara, California at Cottage Hospital on March 18, 1981.” OCCUPATION: “I oversee the day-to-day...

Faces of Clovis: Marilyn Waayers – President, Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis

FULL NAME: Marilyn Waayers  PLACE OF BIRTH: “I was born in New York state! I grew up in the small town of Hopewell. As a...

Faces of Clovis: Danette Lewis, Manager at ABC Pack and Print

Full name: Danette Lynn Lewis (My maiden name is Austin) Occupation: Manager at ABC Pack & Print Duties: “General oversight of the shop, and marketing....

Faces of Clovis: Terri Hinshaw – Owner, ABC Pack & Print

Occupation: Owner at ABC Pack & Print and A1 Lock & Key “I oversee daily operations of ABC and do all the paperwork for...

Small Business Saturday: Do Your Part and Shop Smart

Nov. 24 of this year marks the 9th annual Small Business Saturday. The American shopping holiday started on Nov. 27, 2010 by well-known credit card...

Big Lots introduces new Clovis store

Big Lots celebrated the grand opening of its new Clovis store with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. The store, located in the former Rite...

KG Communications appoints new marketing/sales manager

KG Communications, a digital wireless communications firm based out of Clovis, has promoted Sandra Rios-Mancillas to Marketing and Sales Manager. According to a news release,...

Clovis Commons shopping center sold for $45M

Clovis Commons, the 326,608-square-foot community shopping center at Herndon and Willow avenues, is under new ownership. The transaction was made official in mid-October when Brixmor...

Two Cities Coffee Roasters brewing up business

Two Cities Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee roastery and cafe, is approaching one year of business in Old Town Clovis. It’s located inside the the...

Women in Business: Marty Watt, The Original 4th Street Antique Mall

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. All month long we will be featuring local female business leaders to celebrate their success and contributions...

Sierra Vista Mall welcoming new businesses

Sierra Vista Mall is welcoming a pair of new businesses. Japanese restaurant Sakura Chaya and Teazer World Tea Market are both set to open shop...

Big Lots moving on up

Big Lots is in the process of relocating its Clovis store to a larger space across from Sierra Vista Mall. The current store at Shaw...

‘Dad’s Christmas Miracle’ concludes successful run

Lively audience chatter died down as the lights dimmed inside Dan Pessano Theater while Clovis West drama students performed their last show of “Dad’s...

VW Toys for Tots Car Show

Despite the rain, several car owners and spectators braved the weather to take part in the New Old Stock Volkswagen Club’s ninth annual Toys...

How well do you know Clovis? Test your knowledge in the Big Wins Day City-Wide Photo Hunt

Take a look at the map and use a little detective work to figure out which photos match each of the numbered locations on...

Christmas attractions spread holiday cheer

The Christmas season is here and there’s plenty of activities and attractions to see in Clovis. Here are a few of our favorites: Santa Claus...

Play Review: The Wedding Singer

Clovis North High School’s fall production is a blast from the past. “The Wedding Singer,” put on by director Joel Abels and his drama students,...

Clovis woman rises above diabetes

For JoAnn Verduzco, riding motorcycles and playing with her granddaughter in the park is second nature, but it hasn’t always been that way. When her father passed away in 2014 due to diabetes and other health complications, Verduzco was determined to make drastic changes in her life – and that...

Magnolia Pediatrics hosts opens house at new Clovis facility

Valley Children’s Healthcare welcomed the community Saturday at Family Fun Day to celebrate its newest facility. Magnolia Pediatrics, located on Herndon Avenue just west of Temperance, hosted a carnival-style open house in its parking lot. Children of all ages, patients or not, enjoyed a festive morning with face-paintings, balloon animals,...

Clovis Community Medical Center continues growth, unveils plans for skilled nursing facility

Clovis Community Medical Center is growing rapidly with the completion of the new cancer center, plans for a $390 million expansion and now a skilled nursing facility to be built just south of the hospital on Herndon and Coventry avenues. The planned two-story, $65 million skilled nursing facility is part...

VA confirms Clovis expansion plans

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is aiming to “decompress” its Fresno campus by expanding to Clovis, officials confirmed to the Clovis Roundup last week. The expansion effort will include a shuttle bus service and a state-of-the-art ambulatory care center to be built on what is currently an empty nine-acre...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1870 & 1880 Christmas at Academy

We share two Academy Christmas stories as remembered by sisters Jane Cole Estill, Harriet Cole Blasingame and Emma Cole Heiskell. Their parents, William T....

Let’s Talk Clovis: Clovis role model, Seferina Herrera Franco (1916-2018)

Seferina Herrera Franco was born on Aug. 26, 1916. We celebrated her 100th birthday at the Clovis Museum on Aug. 27, 2016. We are...

Let’s Talk Clovis: John Chambers, Academy Constable

Michael J. Chappell, great grandson of John Chambers, provided the following information based on family history and Paul Vandor’s 1919 “History of Fresno County.”...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Honoring local Gold Star heroes and all veterans

I began the “Let’s Talk Clovis” presentations in September of 2001. On Oct. 9 of that year, the following WWII veterans shared their war...

Ag at Large: For ag, the state is many – and more

Presenting California as the nation’s largest farm state projects a massive agricultural behemoth, but its growth profile is really composed of many diverse units...

Ag at Large: ‘In the red’ appeals to citrus growers

Researchers and sales-oriented industry leaders are steering California’s citrus industry toward a blood red future, and many growers are anxious to get in step. Consumers...

Ag at Large: Flowers add color to farming output

Only for some are they edible, but California-grown flowers make a substantial contribution to the state’s agricultural arrangement – and its income. Their colorful production...

Clovis company honored as Ag Business of the Year

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Baker Peterson Franklin announced the winners of the 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year and the Ag Business of...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

The weather has been right and the fishing for kokanee is bright. While the kokanee fishing has been the high point lately, the trout bite...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

Goodbye fall weather and hello winter! Shaver Lake went from one of the nicest fall climates to winter conditions this past week. Heavy rain, a little snow and cold conditions have prevailed since the Thanksgiving week. The results? Only a few fishermen were found on the lake. Prior to the storms,...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

The unexpected good weather brought more boat fishermen out this past week. I think the results have been mixed. Some trollers are connecting with 12- to 14-inch kokanee and some are having problems. I think it has a lot to do with the depth and colors of tackle. The guys...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report

It's fall here at Shaver Lake, but you would not know it with our mid-60 days. There’s not too much activity on Shaver now, but those who are going out are getting fish. My good friend and Camp Edison host, Craig Davidson, of Selma, continues to limit out on a...