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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...

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...

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...

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...

44th Annual ClovisFest

Saturday was the first day of 44th annual ClovisFest, a day filled with hot air balloons, over 200 craft and commercial vendor booths and...

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...

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...

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...

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....

More than a number: How two Hmong football players fell in love with a...

What if I told you there are two boys who play high school football in Clovis who sometimes come home after their rousing Friday...

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...

Q&A: Katie Mcdougald looks back on Rodeo Queen reign

A year ago, Katie McDougald, a sophomore at Fresno State, was crowned Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen, winning both the Horsemanship & Poise and Personality...

Cowboy Ken Melchor: Remembering a Clovis Legend (Jan 6, 1943 – Apr 16, 2017)

By Valerie Shelton, Former CR Editor/Friend “I’m not a cowboy,” Kenny Melchor would say, as he looked you square in the eye donning his Stetson...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Clovis Community Cancer Institute set to open Aug. 1

Central Valley cancer patients no longer need to travel across the state to receive optimal care. In fact, according to Community Medical Centers’ Chief...

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