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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...

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 best of the best to...

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 it’s own separate entity under...

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 Costa, David Valadao and Devin...

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 personal household use to the...

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. The neighborhood grocery store has signed...

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 and the Sierra Nevada mountain...

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

By Paul Meadors Photo by Paul MeadorsQuincy Pondexter celebrates after making a half-court shot at his 3rd annual basketball camp held at Buchanan High...

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 up with five busy kids—serving...

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

Photo contributedLainey, a beloved black miniature schnauzer, has been missing since April 14. Her owner, with help from volunteers in the community, is...

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 board the Central Valley Honor...

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 accomplishments. The UC Berkeley bound...

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 one thing from playing in the...

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 TRAC superstar Jenna Prandini can add...

Just keep pedaling: One man rides his bike 7200 miles to raise funds for...

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

The best in TRAC year-end awards

The 2014-15 high school sports season officially came to a close Saturday with a booming fireworks display at the end of the CIF State...

George Palmer shares 106 years of memories

George Palmer has seen 106 years of American history through his bright blue-brown eyes. Born in 1909, Palmer grew up during the days of early...

Triumph and Heartbreak: CIF State Track and Field Championships

What was supposed to be an event celebrated by local track superstars Hannah Waller and Mikaela Smith and the city of Clovis, the 100th...

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