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Angels of Grace celebrates 15 years of providing refuge and healing

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter ContributedLisa Casarez, founder and CEO of Angels of Grace Family Foster Agency, presents a plaque of gratitude to the Fresno...

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 Aug. 27 when commissioners were...

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 Valley sky. These beautiful...

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 Denim and Diamonds Dinner and...

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 presented them with Freedom Canes—handcrafted...

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 91. Doc was a champion...

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 form of cancer. The 37-year-old was...

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 Carole Grosch, Reporter Karlene Kay Ryan, an...

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 found they can have the...

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 charm that still exists despite...

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 a rural area off Pollasky...

Jeremy Edmonson recognized as Officer of the Year

By Valerie Shelton Photo contributed by the Clovis Police DepartmentPolice Officer of the Year Jeremy Edmonson Each police officer takes an oath—a vow to serve...

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 Brian Cox goes out...

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

By Carole Grosch Photo courtesy of Kamarie LoveModel demonstrates back-to-school separates. One of the fun things about going back to school is getting new school...

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

By Valerie Shelton The mind often plays tricks on our memory. While each personal memory may be intense, filled with raw emotion, and jogged by...

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 away at age 91. Doc was...

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

By Valerie Shelton In June, lifelong Clovis resident Jim Stashuk, 48, was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer and given six to 11 months to...

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 water and residents conserving the little...

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 the sting of the unrelenting...

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 expects there will be magical...

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 pedestrian friendly trails and bike...

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 game with some rhythmic pizzazz. The...

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 product of humble beginnings and...

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