Clovis News

Clovis News

Miss Winkles Pet of the Week of March 27: Neo

Neo is the type of pup to run up to you and put an instant smile on your face. He’s a sturdy Chihuahua mix with a bright copper/red coat and a very happy attitude! He’s been a lot of fun for staff and volunteers to take out for playgroup, since he loves to play with other dogs, sprinting about the yard and doing his wiggly “happy dance” to get them to follow him. When he gets tired and is ready for a nap he can be found snoozing in his pen, sharing his bed with his best buddies all snuggled close.

Clovis News

Clovis Senior in the Spotlight: Wilma Brooks

I was born Nov. 6, 1930 in a small town (North Bend) about 30 miles east of Seattle, Washington. I was the third child in a four-child family until my baby sister came along — 13 years later. My oldest sister and brother are deceased. We three remaining girls are very close.

Clovis News

Ashbeck wins fifth term on Clovis City Council

Five-time Clovis City Council member Lynne Ashbeck is just as happy to talk to you about Clovis’ success through the recession as she is about the musicals she sings along to: “Les Miserables,” “Wicked” and “Kinky Boots” (we’ll get to that in a bit).

Clovis News

Miss Winkles Pet of the Week of March 20: Dove

Dove knows you don’t have to be a big dog to have a big personality! This little Chihuahua mix knows how to have a good time and she loves to fetch tennis balls! It doesn’t matter to Dove that the tennis ball is as big as her head; if you throw it, she’ll bring it back. She also enjoys other little dogs and has a blast playing with them in the yard for hours at a time. She’s a spunky player too, and loves to race around her friends and try to get them to play a game of chase.

Clovis News

Get to know: Shawn Miller, Clovis business development manager

Shawn Miller has been affiliated with the City of Clovis since 2003 and currently serves as business development manager. In this position, he manages the city’s Business Retention Expansion and Attraction Program, making sure that Clovis’ economy remains healthy through its diverse business community. One of his responsibilities includes acting as the chief liaison between the business community and city government. His main goal in this role is to enhance these valuable relationships and to help maintain a vibrant local economy.

Clovis News

Clovis elects first Hmong city council member

Vong Mouanoutoua ran unopposed for the seat vacated by former mayor Nathan Magsig, now a Fresno County supervisor. Although he ran unopposed, he said, he ran a full campaign: “We reached out, we shared our message and it resonated with the voters.”

Clovis News

Off the Front offers earn-a-bike program to impoverished students

When avid cyclist Mike Slayden decided to start a nonprofit aimed at combating childhood obesity in the Central Valley, the name Off the Front — cycling jargon for a rider who has surged ahead and broken away from the pack — just seemed to fit. Turns out, it’s also a good way to describe the seven-year-old organization, which has relied on its relationships with local businesses and schools to achieve its goal of getting kids to make healthy lifestyle changes. Earlier this month, Fresno Compact honored Off the Front with one of 10 Business-School Partnership awards, given annually to “heroes who promote business-education partnerships.”

Clovis News

Clovis Senior in the Spotlight: Connie Batti

My father was being released from the Army at Hammer Field (now Fresno Air Terminal) following WWII. My mother was one of the nurses doing the health evaluations prior to releasing the men from the Army. They fell in love and married six months later.

Videos

Fresno fans speak on owners approving Raiders' move to Las Vegas

NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday, March 27, 2017. The vote was 31-1 in favor.
agalaviz@fresnobee.com
Fresno fans speak on owners approving Raiders' move to Las Vegas 2:02

Fresno fans speak on owners approving Raiders' move to Las Vegas

Raiders' Donald Penn discusses Marshawn Lynch, Derek Carr, Las Vegas and more 2:13

Raiders' Donald Penn discusses Marshawn Lynch, Derek Carr, Las Vegas and more

Fresno State Mock Trial team competes in regional tournament 1:52

Fresno State Mock Trial team competes in regional tournament

Video shows harrowing scene of shooting suspect capture in Fresno 1:26

Video shows harrowing scene of shooting suspect capture in Fresno