Author: Valerie Shelton

City relaxes RV and boat parking ordinance for peak summer months

Clovis residents who tire of having to go back and forth from their mini storage unit each summer weekend to…

Council proclaims May as Mental Health Month

Eat well and exercise—that is the mantra for healthy living we’ve heard since childhood, but equally important to taking care…

Clovis planning commissioner in the race for Superior Court judge

Clovis Planning Commissioner and attorney William “Billy” Terrence is in the hunt for a seat on the Fresno County judges…

9th annual James Pickens Jr. Charity Roping draws crowd

As rodeo fans count down the hours until the 104th Clovis Rodeo, some local amateur ropers—as well as pros from…

Local team ropers compete for jackpot

As excitement for the upcoming 104th Clovis Rodeo builds, some local cowboys and cowgirls have embraced the competitive spirit of…

Clovis council supports Keep California Safe initiative

On April 2, the Clovis City Council’s light agenda included brief discussion on one serious topic. In support of assemblyman…

Community rebuilds Cottonwood’s Little Free Library after senseless vandalism

The last week of March, citizens who frequent the trail that runs through Cottonwood Park were likely wondering what happened…

Trail Fest to introduce STEM activities, food trucks

The city’s third annual Trail Fest is coming up May 5 and this year’s Guadalajara street fair inspired festival will…

CUSD denies One & Only Academy charter petition

By a unanimous vote, the Clovis Unified School District Governing Board took staff’s recommendation and denied the charter school application…

Clovis faces affordable housing dilemma

The city of Clovis stands to lose millions in state housing funds if it fails to meet Regional Housing Needs…

Clovis Fire announces Firefighter of the Year, shares 2017 stats

Clovis Fire Chief John Binaski honored three individuals—two for safe driving and one as Firefighter of the Year—at the March…

Citizen survey results to influence budget priorities

The results of the city of Clovis’ online citizen survey are in. As expected, survey takers ranked public safety as…

Clovis Community College grows, announces Central Valley Promise program

Big things are on the horizon for Clovis Community College. In just three short years as its own stand-alone community…

Clovis youth find safe places thanks to bus driver

When the city of Clovis’ transit fleet partnered with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission and its Safe Place program in November,…

Profiles of Courage: WWII veteran Jesus Armendariz battles Alzheimer’s but still remembers war

Jesus Armendariz, 92, can’t remember the events of last month, last week, yesterday, or even just this morning, but the…

Clovis PD shares 2017 crime statistics

Public safety is the No. 1 priority in Clovis, but as the city continues to grow, fighting crime is becoming…

Cottage homes break ground, other Old Town projects in the works

Cottage Home Program gains traction The city’s first two cottage homes, to be located along alleyways in Old Town, broke…

Three Bulldoggers take home buckles at annual college rodeo

Last weekend, Fresno State cowboys and cowgirls competed in the annual Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo hosted by the team at…

Mayor on a Mission: Bob Whalen discovers joyful community in Guinea-Bissau

Clovis Mayor Bob Whalen is known for his passionate leadership, but his love for his hometown of Clovis has only…

Sheriff Margaret Mims in the running for a fourth term

When Margaret Mims was elected the first female Fresno County Sheriff in 2006, she didn’t know her historic leadership would…

City council, CVMD share plans for upcoming projects

The Clovis City Council and Clovis Veterans Memorial District board held their first joint meeting in recent history on Feb.…

CUSD wins 20th consecutive Meritorious Budget Award

Clovis Unified’s business team has done it again. For the 20th year in a row, the district’s administrative services and…

Clovis Unified responds to racist allegations, stresses no tolerance policy

In recent months, situations of bullying and racial slurs made by Clovis Unified students have come to light at district…