Category: Local News

Beautiful balloons and blimp soar for ClovisFest

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Yellow, green, orange and red—a mixed palette of colors and patterns danced across the Clovis sky…

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…

Heat, fires, stagnant air—the Perfect storm for Valley’s bad air

Nobody has to tell us that our Valley air is bad. We can let our eyes and nose be the…

Clovis welcomes Wilson’s Motorcycles

By Valerie Shelton, Editor  After 96 years in business, Wilson’s Motorcycles, the second oldest motorcycle shop in the nation, has…

Angels of Grace celebrates 15 years of providing refuge and healing

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter Broken in spirit and in body, Lisa Casarez left an abusive marriage in the middle of…

The flag flies on

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Patriotism is alive and well in Clovis—that much was clear at a planning commission meeting on…

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…

Denim and Diamonds to benefit women at Marjaree Mason Safe House

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Time to bust out the bedazzled jeans. Soroptimist International of Clovis is hosting its 14th annual…

Disabled veterans presented freedom canes

By Valerie Shelton, Editor A group of local disabled veterans were honored on Aug. 27 when the Central Valley Woodcarvers…

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…

Pink Heals surprises local cancer-fighting mom Karyn Jakobs

By Valerie Shelton, Editor For the last five years, local mother of five Karyn Jakobs has been battling a rare…

Local author launches GoFundMe to print 1,000 books for children with cancer

Featured photo courtesy of Randall Priester - Author Karlene Kay Ryan displays the third book in the Genevieve series.   By…

Docs at the Met cultivate opera and captivate audience

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter Whether fighting windmills or battling cancer, initiating medical miracles or performing theater, three local physicians have…

Clovis remembers legend Mike Vuicich

By Valerie Shelton Clovis is an exceptional community, praised for its family-friendly environment, its school district and the small town…

Judith Preuss honored to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Carole Grosch A native of Clovis, Judith Preuss was raised in what was considered at the time to be…

Jeremy Edmonson recognized as Officer of the Year

By Valerie Shelton Each police officer takes an oath—a vow to serve and protect civilians while enforcing the law. That…

Clovis fireman Brian Cox serves on and off duty

Many times firefighters enter the lives of community members through a rescues or by extinguishing fires, but an individual like…

Sierra Vista Highlights Back-to-School Styles with Fashion Show

By Carole Grosch One of the fun things about going back to school is getting new school clothes. It's exciting…

Faint and Fading: Artist Julia Woli Scott’s unique works on display at Clovis Community College

By Valerie Shelton The mind often plays tricks on our memory. While each personal memory may be intense, filled with…

BREAKING NEWS: Clovis says goodbye to legend Floyd “Doc” Buchanan

By Valerie Shelton On Tuesday, August 11, Clovis lost one of it’s greatest icons—the legendary Floyd “Doc” Buchanan, who passed…

Living life on his own terms: Clovis resident combats grim cancer diagnosis with nutrition-based therapy

By Valerie Shelton In June, lifelong Clovis resident Jim Stashuk, 48, was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer and given…

Wet winter or continued drought: Clovis prepares for two weather extremes

By Diana Giraldo The weather is not giving California a break. After a stressful summer due to the lack of…

Simonian Farms copes with drought effects

By Valerie Shelton California’s drought has done a number on farmer’s Valley wide, but small farmers in particular are feeling…