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Legends inducted into inaugural Clovis Football Hall of Fame

Clovis High football is certainly steeped in tradition; the program dates back to 1924 and boasts eight Central Section championships in its storied history....

VA confirms Clovis expansion plans

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is aiming to “decompress” its Fresno campus by expanding to Clovis, officials confirmed to the Clovis Roundup last...

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...

Amazing grace and the wonderful world of the Ortiz baseball Family

An 8-year-old boy walks home alone at sunset on a dusty road in the Dominican heat, where the humidity is merciless. The boy wipes...

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...

Clovis community remembers Luna’s matriarch Carmela Liberta

On June 30, Carmela Liberta, best known as the matriarch of the beloved Luna Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in Old Town Clovis and affectionately...

What you need to know about the ‘REAL ID’

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) started offering federal compliant REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards beginning Jan. 22. This optional card is...

Former Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen Kadee Coffman Staying True to Her ‘Cowgirl Roots’

Growing up in Clovis on her family’s horse and cattle ranch, Kadee Coffman quickly learned at a young age about the importance of agriculture...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Young gymnasts thrive at Clovis Academy of Gymnastics

For the average person, gymnastics is a sport that comes around every four years. At the Clovis Academy of Gymnastics, however, gymnastics is an everyday...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lynne Ashbeck: A Life of Service

Some of the strongest influences in Lynne Ashbeck's life came from her mother and father. They instilled in her and her sister the belief...

New city councilmember Vong Mouanoutoua leans on strong foundation

As an immigrant who came from Laos at the age of 5, Vong Mouanoutoua is grateful for the opportunity he found in America. As one...

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...

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...

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