Clovis News

Local Briefs: Two arrested in Visalia DUI checks

Visalia police arrested two people while conducting DUI checks Friday night.

Police checked 361 cars during the six-hour check. Six citations for unlicensed driving and two for driving on suspended licenses were issued.

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'Little Rock Nine' member to speak

Melba Pattillo Beals, a member of the "Little Rock Nine," will tell her life story at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the L.J. Williams Theater in Visalia.

As a 15-year-old, Beals and eight other African-American students entered all-white Little Rock Central High in Arkansas, protected from an angry mob by solders from the 101st Airborne Division.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for educators, staff and students with identification.

Tickets are available in Visalia at Ashoori & Company Jewelers, Bothof's Bakery, Rabobank and Visalia Unified School District.

Details: 679-0805.

Clovis Rodeo tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets go on sale Monday for the 97th Clovis Rodeo, which is being held April 21-24 at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds.

The price for tickets is $15 to $25, but the rodeo grounds ticket office, along Clovis Avenue, south of Clark Intermediate School, will not open until Feb. 28.

Tickets can be bought online at or by calling (559) 299-5203.

Yosemite post office gets new siding

The Yosemite Village Post Office is receiving new sugar pine wood shingle siding as part of Yosemite National Park's efforts to maintain and restore historic buildings, officials said.

Once the siding is installed, crews will paint the shingles dark brown to match other buildings in Yosemite Village, said park spokeswoman Kari Cobb.

The post office, which was completed in 1925, is open year-round and is where park employees receive their mail.

The Yosemite Post Office renovation was funded by the National Park Service.