Category: Local News

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…

Mary Poppins transforms musical theater into magical theater

By Carol Lawson-Swezey From the moment that Mary Poppins pulls a six-foot hat rack out of her satchel, the audience…

A Different Bent: Clovis’ laidback bike shop

By Valerie Shelton The cycling scene in Clovis and Fresno has expanded in the past decade, as more bike and…

Whip it good: how a dance move at a baseball game turned viral

By Paul Meadors Carter Gambrell was umpiring a summer league baseball game at Buchanan when he spiced up a lagging…

Migrant to lieutenant colonel to CEO: Lorenzo Rios shares journey

By Valerie Shelton Like many in the Central Valley, the Clovis Veterans Memorial District’s new CEO Lorenzo Rios is a…

Representing our city as pageant royalty

By Carol Lawson-Swezey There is much more to beauty pageants than a pretty face. Today’s scholarship competitions bring together the…

Clovis now boasts the 113th community college in California

By Valerie Shelton As of July 1, Clovis Community College is no longer a center of Reedley College, but is…

Korean Peace Medals awarded to local veterans

By Valerie Shelton Central Valley Korean War veterans were honored by Korean Consul General Dong-man Han and local congressmen Jim…

Wild Water Adventure does its part to conserve water

By Diana Giraldo The drought has affected the lives of Californians in many ways, from having to cut back on…

Sprouts Farmers Market plans for Clovis store to open in 2016

By Diana Giraldo Sprouts Farmers Market will be opening their doors to the Clovis community in the spring of 2016.…

From Farm to Enzo’s Table: Ricchiuti family’s award-winning olive oil takes off

By Valerie Shelton California—when outsiders think of the golden state, they often imagine its expansive coastline, the beauty of Yosemite…

NBA star blessed to give: Quincy Pondexter basketball camp a rousing success

By Paul Meadors One thing you need to know about NBA star and Fresno native Quincy Pondexter: he is one…

Caring for Karyn: Young mom battles rare thyroid cancer

By Valerie Shelton On the surface, 37-year-old Karyn Jakobs is your typical supermom. Her effervescent personality allows her to keep…

Looking for Lainey: Clovis pet owner inspires community-wide search for beloved dog

By Valerie Shelton Most dog and cat owners consider their furry friends more than just pets—they are family members. That…

Korean War veterans join WWII vets on June Honor Flight

By Sarah Soghomonian Janet Holman couldn’t hold back tears as she waited alongside her father and uncle—both Korean War veterans—to…

Clovis West student honored as Exchange Club Youth of the Year

By Valerie Shelton Clovis West graduate and valedictorian Shahana Farooqi has another accolade to add to her long list of…

City/County All-star games bring players together one last time

By Paul Meadors City beats County in baseball game held at Chukchansi Park If Clovis baseball player Dakota Stilson learned…

TRAC alumni pride: Prandini, DeChambeau win NCAA titles, Guajardo plays in world cup

By Paul Meadors Jenna Prandini wins NCAA 100 title, places second in long jump and 200 Clovis’ favorite daughter and…

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…