Category: Local News

See something, Say something: Clovis PD advises people to stay alert

After the recent terroristic attacks, it is natural to be concerned about our own preparedness and the best way to…

Clovis names northwest urban village Heritage Grove

By Valerie Shelton, Editor As Clovis continues to expand, keeping the small-town feel intact is a goal for city staff.…

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…

Rodeo in the DNA: Fresno State rodeo coach Tony Branquinho has long-time love for the sport

For Tony Branquinho, rodeo is more than something that happens one weekend in Clovis in April. Rodeo is his life,…

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 Police Introduce New “Exchange Zone” at Headquarters

The Clovis Police Department has the distinction of being among the first law enforcement agencies in the Valley to offer…

Wreaths Across America: A Mission of the Heart

By Carole Grosch, Reporter "In the aftermath, we are because they were." -RJ Heller, Holding Grace: Prose and Poetry Very…

It’s a‘bundt’ time: Clovis welcomes delicious Nothing Bundt Cakes

By Valerie Shelton, Editor The moment it touches your lips, you can taste the decadence. The rich flavor and moist…

Clovis Festival of Lights at Santa Claus Lane is a new attraction for the holiday season

By Valerie Shelton, Editor It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. While the weather outside in Clovis isn’t particularly…

Remembering Fran Blackney

Remembering Fran Blackney By Valerie Shelton, Editor The Clovis community lost one of its most inspirational and creative citizens last…

Veterans Parkway unveiled at Veterans Day ceremony

By Valerie Shelton, Editor It’s official—Hughes Avenue is now Veterans Parkway. The name change to the street the runs alongside…

Local radio personality Doc Lewis shares his inspirational story in new book

Doc Lewis on the red carpet at the Stellar gospel music awards. (Photo Contributed)  By Valerie Shelton Every person has their…

Nancy Hinds still crusading for dignity and comfort in Africa

By Carol Lawson-Swezey No matter where it is, if there is a need and a way to alleviate suffering, Clovis…

Young farmer makes plans for hydroponic growing system

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Farmers are slaves to the weather. Even with potential El Nino rains on the way, Central…

Smile for Lifetime non-profit receives $1,000 donation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Braces are expensive, making it difficult for kids from underprivileged homes to get proper orthodontia care…

Orchard Park celebrates 17 years, donates funds to Alzheimer’s Foundation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Orchard Park, the oldest senior assisted living community in Clovis, celebrated its 17th anniversary with a…

City stops imposing water fines, hopes for wet winter

By Mary Kate Paquette, Clovis Roundup Correspondent The Clovis City Council has decided to no longer impose fines on residents…

Taking a passion and running with it Clovis runner now on pace to run the six World Major Marathons after overcoming major life obstacle

By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern Following her mother’s death in 2001, Joanna Vitale was up against one of the toughest…

Simonian Farms offers family-oriented Halloween fun with hayrides, a pumpkin patch and corn maze

By Christian Mattos, Clovis Roundup Correspondent Every Halloween, Simonian Farms transforms into a scary place — but not too scary.…

Fun and fashionable: Costumes in style this Halloween

By Mary Kate Paquette, Clovis Roundup Correspondent Trick-or-treat! As Halloween draws near the race for the perfect costume heats up.…

United Japanese Christian Church celebrates 25 years of diversity and inclusion

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter And then the two became one. It took decades of consideration before the Christ United Methodist…