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Q&A: Madison Jones reflects on her reign as Clovis Rodeo Queen

After her once-in-a-lifetime experience serving as the 2017 Clovis Rodeo Queen, Madison “Maddy” Jones looked back on being a rodeo ambassador. She was generous...

Clovis Roundup Winter All-Star Athletes

Seth Nevills - Clovis Wrestling The Nevills name was already a household name in the wrestling world even before youngest brother Seth took the mat...

Cutler-Orosi equine ranch aims to better lives of at-risk youth

When Mike Alvarez retired from his job as a correctional officer in 2014, he turned his focus to serving at-risk youth in the Cutler-Orosi...

Profiles of Courage: WWII veteran Jesus Armendariz battles Alzheimer’s but still remembers war

Jesus Armendariz, 92, can’t remember the events of last month, last week, yesterday, or even just this morning, but the WWII veteran, currently battling...

Mayor on a Mission: Bob Whalen discovers joyful community in Guinea-Bissau

Clovis Mayor Bob Whalen is known for his passionate leadership, but his love for his hometown of Clovis has only increased since returning from...

First Heritage Grove development anticipated to break ground in 2018

In November, the City of Clovis finally met the long-awaited 60 percent threshold on its Loma Vista community to the east. The county required...

More than an Athlete: Buchanan’s Trevor Ervin

The first thing you notice about Buchanan senior Trevor Ervin are the muscles: his arms, calves, his neck, the anvil jaw and those thick...

Profiles of Courage: WWII veteran Vincent Shuttera shares his service story

Vincent Shuttera, 99, vividly recalls the moment he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A green Marine barely having completed boot camp, he...

Schramm twins wreak havoc on gridiron and find solace in surprising places

By Paul Meadors | Sports Editor paulmeadors@gmail.com @paulmeadors Let me introduce you to D.J. and Dusty Schramm, identical twins, future Division I college football players...

Profiles of Courage: The unbreakable Wayne B. Thompson

By Valerie Shelton Prior to D-Day—June 6, 1944—the odds of an Air Corpsman landing safely after a mission was about 75 percent, meaning one in...

Chris Colfer visits Clovis on ‘Land of Stories’ book tour

By Valerie Shelton | Reporter Famous Clovis East alum Chris Colfer returned to his hometown July 25 to celebrate the launch of the final book...

Ananya Vinay: 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee Champion

  When Ananya Vinay took the trip to Maryland for the Scripps National Spelling Bee last year the hopes were high, even as a first-year...

Buchanan graduate a step above the rest

Growing up in Clovis as a Dry Creek Panther and a Alta Sierra Bruin, Charles Harris knew that his path would take him to...

Clovis Mayor Bob Whalen: A Man of Many Kinds

Clovis Mayor and councilmember Bob Whalen has had the experiences you only hear about. Growing up with a stepfather running for the State Assembly, Whalen...

Clovis North Teacher Honored With National Recognition

The National Speech & Debate Association announced that Clovis North English teacher and speech and debate coach Chad Hayden was one of 34 coaches...

Fresno man loses 200 pounds, creates nutrition supplement

John Giannandrea was at this home in Fresno four years ago when his obese friend suffered a brain aneurysm in the bathroom. Giannandrea rushed to...

VA Medical Center tends to veterans’ spiritual needs

As a lead chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Fresno, Terry Rommereim encounters many veterans who are looking for guidance. Rommereim, along with fellow...

Clovis Community College graduate Hiba Mirza named recipient of President’s Medal, four earn Dean’s...

Clovis Community College graduate Hiba Mirza and four fellow classmates received top honors during the college’s Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony on May 20...

Old Town says farewell to Bear Creek Gifts

“We just want to say … thank you!” was the heartfelt message posted by Pat and Larry Grossi, owners of Bear Creek Gifts. After...

The Right Stuff: Daly Meinert’s rise from young three-sport star to tennis champion

Daly Meinert faced the toughest decision of his life: continue with baseball and basketball where he was very good, or play tennis, a sport...

Local educator ready to take over as new Buchanan principal

Going through the Clovis Unified system as a kid, Joe Aiello knew the "CUSD way of life" at a very young age. Growing up making...

Student-Athletes honored at Torch of Excellence Banquet

After graduating from Madera High School in 2015, Oksana Reynoso was close to choosing Madera Community College as her next destination. Little did she know,...

Madison Jones Crowned 2017 Rodeo Queen

The 2017 Clovis Rodeo crowned its queen on Thursday, April 27. Her name is Madison Jones, a freshman at Fresno State who is sponsored by...

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