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Monday, March 18, 2019

Clovis East teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with a student

Clovis Police Detectives arrested 50-year-old Kenneth Lee on Mar. 13 on two counts of sexual misconduct. Mr. Lee is a teacher at Clovis East...

Long-time Clovis West Coach Tim Randall to take reins of Football program

Following a weeks-long search, today Clovis West High School administration announced their recommendation of teacher and coach Tim Randall for the school’s Director of...

Hometown fans of the Bulldoggers brave rain at rodeo

The Fresno State Bulldoggers club rodeo team put on a show for the home crowd as it hosted the Fresno State College Rodeo at...

UPDATE: Two additional victims identified in Clovis East Teacher arrest

In the early morning of Mar. 14, Clovis Police Detectives were contacted regarding additional victims of Clovis East teacher Kenneth Lee. Detectives interviewed two...

Clovis East pep team makes school history with first place win

The Clovis East Varsity Pep team made school history by becoming the first team from the school to ever take first place at the...

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...

Three incumbents win Clovis City Council elections

Incumbents Jose Flores, Drew Bessinger and Bob Whalen defeated new challenger Maeketah Rivera in the Clovis City elections held on Tuesday, March 5. The four...

Clovis man in custody, suspected of murdering wife

82-year-old Clovis man, Kenneth Wright has been arrested by the Fresno County Sheriffs for allegedly shooting his 77-year-old wife to death. Wright has been booked into the Fresno County...

Clovis East pep team makes school history with first place win

The Clovis East Varsity Pep team made school history by becoming the first team from the school to ever...

Can You Get Out of Debt This Year?

Debt, above all, is stressful. If you have a mortgage, car payment, credit cards and other loans, you, like...

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...

Bears pitching dominant in 7-2 win over Golden Eagles

After opening TRAC with a 6-3 win over Clovis High, the Buchanan Bears baseball team shook off the short...

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream still lives on with CUSD students

Growing up with a white mother and a black father, Faith McKesson spent most of her days trying to figure out where exactly she belongs. She says it was a challenge trying to figure out her identity, but she eventually learned to trust the people who were guiding her...

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...

Faces of Clovis: Greg Sassano – Owner, Sassano’s Men’s Wear

FULL NAME: Greg Sassano PLACE OF BIRTH: Fresno, CA OCCUPATION: Owner of Sassano’s Men’s Wear, the oldest family business in Clovis DUTIES: “Keeping product on the shelves...

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 Chamber Holds 2019 Salute to Business Luncheon

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, members of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce gathered to honor local business leaders at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.

Full O Bull celebrates 45 years in Clovis

Clovis residents showed up in full force to celebrate Full O Bull’s 45th year anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 2.

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...

2019 Miss Clovis and Miss Clovis Outstanding Teen crowned

On Feb. 9, the new Miss Clovis and Miss Clovis Outstanding Teen were announced. Miss Clovis, held in the Clovis Veterans Memorial Auditorium, featured four...

CenterStage Clovis Presents “Duets” to the Central Valley

Want to enjoy a delightful afternoon filled with excellent entertainment?  You’ll want to save this date. On Saturday, March 9, CenterStage Clovis presents 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: 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...

Ag at large: Canine sleuths identify deadly crop pathogen

You might have trouble pronouncing it, but it is important to know that phytophthora is perhaps the deadliest and most persistent crop malady in...

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...

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...

Shaver Lake Fishing Report: Looking forward to the Spring season

The wind is blowing sideways as it  is raining heavily with periods of snow. What does this mean? No one is one the lake this week. It’s nasty out there. This Saturday, my good friend and fellow guide, Tom Oliveira of Tulare, will be on Shaver, braving the weather...