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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Achuth Vinay – Fresno County Spelling Bee winner

Another Clovis Unified student is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Fifty students from 25 districts participated in the competition, but Fugman Elementary...

Clovis Chamber mixer kicks off Big Hat Days season

Big Hat Days season is officially underway. As part of the pre-event festivities, the Clovis Chamber of Commerce held a special mixer at Sierra Vista...

Timberwolves overpower Golden Eagles in three-straight sets

After opening Tri-River Athletic Conference play with back-to-back defeats to Clovis North and Clovis, the Timberwolves rebounded with a dominant show against visitors Clovis...

Clovis City Council recognizes Safe Place Week

One year ago, 22-year-old Sequoia Gibson was homeless. She didn’t have a job and no way to pay rent. Adding to her anxiety, her...

Clovis breweries pick up honors at Old Town beer crawl event

A trio of Clovis breweries took home top honors at the Old Town Clovis Beer Crawl over the weekend. “We have been holding the...

Golden Eagles fly past Cougars for third-straight TRAC victory

The Tri-River Athletic Conference can be a black and blue league for any team, and for Clovis West, that speaks true. After back-to-back losses to...

Clovis elects Drew Bessinger for mayor

Clovis elected Drew Bessinger as mayor at its city council meeting on Monday, March 25.   Bessinger, who is taking the place of Bob Whalen, said he is honored and...

Timberwolves overpower Golden Eagles in three-straight sets

After opening Tri-River Athletic Conference play with back-to-back defeats to Clovis North and Clovis, the Timberwolves rebounded with a...

Golden Eagles fly past Cougars for third-straight TRAC victory

The Tri-River Athletic Conference can be a black and blue league for any team, and for Clovis West, that...

Buchanan baseball gets extra-innings win with late long ball

The Buchanan Bears varsity baseball team eked out a win in extra innings to defeat Clovis North 3-2 in...

Newly re-elected Councilmembers to be sworn in, New Mayor to be elected

The public and members of the media are invited to a special session of the Clovis City Council on...

Timberwolves overpower Golden Eagles in three-straight sets

After opening Tri-River Athletic Conference play with back-to-back defeats to Clovis North and Clovis, the Timberwolves rebounded with a dominant show against visitors Clovis West. The Timberwolves recaptured their spark to win three-straight sets 25-15,...
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Gavin’s Law looking to close loophole benefiting DUI Hit-and-Runs

SACRAMENTO – After emotional testimony from the wife of a fatal hit-and-run victim, the Assembly Public Safety Committee voiced their support for closing the loophole in state law that actually...

Faces of Clovis: Kayce Reitz – Clovis Unified School District

Full Name: Kayce Lynn Reitz Place of Birth: Fresno, Ca Occupation: Teacher Duties: I teach math, Algebra, and the online high school diploma program “Edgenuity” used...

Faces of Clovis: Amy Hance – General Services Manager, City of Clovis

Full Name: Amy Hance Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan Occupation: General Services Manager for City of Clovis Duties: I oversee three divisions: Clovis Senior Activity Center, Clovis...

Faces of Clovis: Teresa Stevens, CPA

Full Name: Teresa Stevens Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines Occupation: Certified Public Accountant Duties: I do income tax preparation, consulting, bookkeeping, payroll, 1099s, financial statements, audits, and...

Faces of Clovis: Katy Byrd – Associate Veterinarian, Clovis Pet Hospital

Full Name: Catharine Anne Byrd, but I have had the nickname “Katy” since I was born. Place of Birth: Austin, Texas Occupation: Associate Veterinarian at Clovis...

Faces of Clovis: Ronnie Silva – Real Estate Broker, Ron Silva Realty

FULL NAME: Ronald Joseph Silva “I was named after my father, Ron.” PLACE OF BIRTH: Saint Agnes Hospital (Fresno, CA) OCCUPATION: Real Estate Broker DUTIES: “Representing buyers...

W Furniture ushers in new era

W Furniture, a store dedicated to indoor and outdoor furniture, is starting fresh. To usher in the new era, its staff hosted a ribbon...

Andiamo Ristorante Italiano finishes as runner-up for “best kept secret” award

The secret is out: Andiamo Ristorante Italiano is one of the hottest dining spots in town. Earlier this month, the Clovis-based Italian restaurant finished...

Dority Insurance merges with DiBuduo & DeFendis

Dority Insurance, a brokerage firm based out of Old Town Clovis, has joined forces with DiBuduo & DeFendis, one of the largest independent insurance...

Chocolate Wishes and Treats brings dessert options to Sierra Vista Mall

Sierra Vista Mall is now serving dessert. Its latest store, Chocolate Wishes and Treats offers an abundance of options to satisfy the sweet tooth. Offerings...

Old Town restaurant unveils new look

Old Town restaurant The Gastro Grill has undergone a re-brand. From now on, the establishment will officially be known as The Craft House. “The re-brand and...

Clovis restaurants win at 28th annual Best of Valley Restaurant Awards

The California Restaurant Association held their 28th annual Best of the Valley Restaurant Awards on Monday, March 4, at Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center’s...

Old Town’s J.E. Good Building under new ownership

The J.E. Good Building in Old Town Clovis has a new owner. Under their firm S&S Investment Team, Ronnie Silva and his business partner, Chris,...

The Local looks to showcase fresh products from local businesses

Old Town Clovis’ newest eatery had its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s right, folks. The Local is officially in business. Offering a range...

Clovis breweries pick up honors at Old Town beer crawl event

A trio of Clovis breweries took home top honors at the Old Town Clovis Beer Crawl over the weekend. “We have been holding the...

Clovis High’s “Sugar”, the “Some like it Hot” musical makes a successful run

On March 16, 2019, Sugar, performed by Clovis High School Theater Arts students, completed a successful run at the Mercedes Edwards Theater. The production...

CenterStage Clovis charms audience with “Duets”

CenterStage Clovis started off their 2019 Season on a high note Saturday, March 9, at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. Part of the Encore!...

Marjaree Mason Birthday Soiree to be held March 22

The Marjaree Mason Center is gearing up to celebrate Marjaree's legacy on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. Beginning at...

“Duets” Coming to Central Valley March 9

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, CenterStage Clovis will present "Duets," at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Auditorium, 808 Fourth St. in downtown Clovis. The...

New Clovis Medical School unveils technology-enhanced curriculum

The new College of Osteopathic Medicine at California Health Sciences University (CHSU) has unveiled their innovative approach to medical education for the first, four-year medical school in the Valley. Local leaders and elected officials visited the campus in Clovis recently to experience the CHSU medical school’s debut of their unique...

Clovis non-profit donates tons of medical supplies to those in need overseas

Do you know what happens to unused medical equipment? This was a question that a certain Clovis-based non-profit asked back in 1998. Medical Ministries International (MMI) is a Christian-based non-profit organization that was incorporated on Oct. 30, 1998. MMI was formed after the founders, Tom and Nancy Stoeckel, visited...

CHSU’s soon-to-be-built medical school receives approval to accept applications

The medical community recently celebrated a milestone as California Health Sciences University received approval to start accepting applications for its College of Osteopathic Medicine. CHSU received the news following the Nov. 30 meeting for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. As a result of the accreditation, the Clovis-based institution becomes the...

Clovis woman rises above diabetes

For JoAnn Verduzco, riding motorcycles and playing with her granddaughter in the park is second nature, but it hasn’t always been that way. When her father passed away in 2014 due to diabetes and other health complications, Verduzco was determined to make drastic changes in her life – and that...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Iconic 1920 Clovis High School

An assessment of the historical and architectural significance of the 1920 Clovis High School was prepared for the County of Fresno. Ephraim K. Smith...

Let’s Talk Clovis: Lewis Willis Gibson, President of 1912 Clovis Board of Trustees

Lewis Wills Gibson, 1857-1937, became our first President of the Board of Trustees (City Council) when Clovis was incorporated in 1912. His agrarian roots,...

Let’s Talk Clovis: The Feb. 5, 1924 First State Bank Robbery

The First State Bank of Clovis was established by Richard Norris. Norris (1844-1939) was born in England and immigrated to the United States in...

Let’s Talk Clovis: 1931 Masonic Temple of Clovis, No.417

The charter of the Clovis Masons was granted on Oct. 3, 1910. They held their first meetings on the second floor of the 1906...

Ag at large: Popular weed-killer chemical under review

Among certain growers of a few California crops, an established weed control chemical has become as common as bread and butter. They cringe when they...

Ag at Large: Farmers lead clean-up efforts in California

Farmers in California are leading an accelerated program to clean up the environment. It includes their animals, their soil, and their crop production practices. The...

Ag at large: Citrus growers battle with citrus bug

At a casual glance, you might conclude that the California citrus industry has been outmaneuvered and overcome by the tiny wasp known as the...

Ag at large: Price share between farmer and food store

For each dollar consumers spend for food products less than 20 cents is received by farmers who produced the food. The rest goes for...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report: Cold and snow are slowing things down

There’s not much going on here in Shaver. The cold and snow have kept the boats off the lake for the most part. And,...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report: Frozen lake with more storms to follow

Shaver Lake is mostly frozen over. That means that no one is fishing from a boat. I did see a picture of a guy with his pickup at the Sierra ramp driving on the frozen lake’s surface. Someone remarked that he must be looking to get a new pick...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report: No boats on lake due to weather, shore fishing it is

This report comes to you at the beginning of another storm week. Shaver has had so much snow that we are assured of ample water this year; someone said it was 150 percent of normal. Five to six feet of accumulated snow from the previous weekend pretty much guaranteed...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report: Good report of fish regardless of storm

Heavy rain and wind were present throughout the past week, along with snow –– close to six feet –– over the weekend. Accompanying this weather were below-freezing temperatures. It is most likely that not many fishermen will be making their way to the lake soon. Although, there was one...