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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 honors 9/11 heroes, remembers the fallen

Law enforcement agencies, first responders, public dignitaries, and members of the community took time out of their Tuesday to take part in a public...

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...

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...

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....

Beast Mode: Jonah Wilson sets California discus record

Jonah Wilson woke up with a feeling on the morning of the Battle of Central Cal Invite that something special was about to happen....

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...

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...

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...

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...

CUSD Superintendent Janet Young to retire following school year

Clovis Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Janet Young announced her retirement during a news conference Monday afternoon, effective at the conclusion of her current...

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...

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,...

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