Author: Valerie Shelton

Letter from the Editor: A look behind the chutes

What a rodeo! Although I’ve been a Valley girl all my life and a close Clovis neighbor (Fresno address within…

Katie McDougald crowned Miss Clovis Rodeo

Clovis has a new queen. Katie McDougald, 19, of O’Neals, California, was crowned the 2016 Miss Clovis Rodeo at a…

Soroptimist International of Clovis honors four extraordinary women

Many women in Clovis are fortunate. We have supportive families, the opportunity to pursue higher education, good job prospects and…

At lunch with the Roundup: Andiamo Ristorante Italiano

Delizioso! For those who don’t know, that means delicious in Italian. The English term just doesn’t do the authentic Italian…

California Health Sciences University hosts Measure C town hall meeting

Clovis Community College staff and students sought community support for Measure C during a town hall meeting on March 29,…

School board adopts dress code changes

After months of deliberation, the Clovis Unified School Board voted 6-1 to adopt proposed gender-neutral changes to the district’s dress…

College cowboys and cowgirls compete at Fresno State Bulldoggers rodeo

The Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo Club hosted its only home competition of the season March 12-13 at the Clovis Rodeo…

Spotlight on Safety: American Legion honors Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

On Wednesday, March 9, the American Legion Post 147 celebrated the legion’s 97th birthday by honoring the firefighter, police officer…

Clovis Museum reenacts First State Bank of Clovis robbery

Crime does not pay in Clovis—not now in 2016 and not back in 1924 when the First State Bank of…

CUSD dress code under scrutiny: Students, parents and staff express varying opinions

An intense debate over the legality and ethics of the Clovis Unified School District’s current dress code was spurred Jan.…

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year! The hectic holiday season has passed and now is the time many reflect on the highs and…

CERT program trains citizens in disaster preparedness

At any moment, the unthinkable can occur: a devastating earthquake, an awful act of terrorism or a medical emergency. While…

All I want for Christmas is you: Holiday proposal at Santa Claus Lane

This season’s jingle bells will soon turn into wedding bells for one local couple. On Friday, Dec. 4, 26-year-old Alex…

Christmas tree pays tribute to late Clovis High counselor Gary Prentice

While the Christmas season is often a joyous time for families to gather together, it can also be a difficult…

Clovis North performs “It’s A Wonderful Life” radio play

It wouldn’t be Christmastime without showings of the classics: “Miracle on 34th Street,” “A Christmas Carol” and, of course, “It’s…

Salvation Army welcomes bell-ringing volunteers

The holiday season is officially in full swing. The festive twinkling red and green lights shine through every storefront window,…

Clovis Unified names new school after Virginia Boris

Clovis Unified board members made history at their Sept. 24 meeting, when they named the district’s newest elementary school site,…

Clovis High students create Cougar Corner Café

Teachers work hard. Often they get to campus early, hours before their students, sometimes forgetting breakfast or even that essential…

Like father, like son Bob Clark, 93, and son Bobby Jr., 65, share lifetime of fishing trips, music-making and educating the youth

There’s something relaxing about fishing. Quietly and patiently you wait for the bait on the end of your hook to…

ClovisFest focuses on family fun

The start of fall in Clovis is symbolized by a myriad of colorfully festive hot air balloons soaring across the…

Clovis says goodbye to the great Doc Buchanan

On Tuesday, August 11, Clovis lost one of its greatest icons—the legendary Floyd “Doc” Buchanan, who passed away at age…

Just keep pedaling: One man rides his bike 7200 miles to raise funds for advanced stage cancer patients

Sometimes all it takes is just one person to make a difference. That’s how Eric McIntyre, 58, felt two years…

Valedictorians look toward graduation and beyond

A new crop of Clovis Unified graduates is emerging this week, sporting their caps, gowns and freshly printed diplomas, all…