Clovis News

Local briefs: Clovis North student gets scholarship

Alyssa Kumpe, a Clovis North High School senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship by San Joaquin Valley Town Hall.

Kumpe was selected from among 517 students from 14 schools, officials said. She is active in Interact and the Center for Advanced Research and Technology.

Kumpe plans to major in accounting at California University State, Fresno.

Warm week ahead

High pressure over the Valley this week will raise temperatures to slightly higher than normal in Fresno, the National Weather Service said.

Daily high temperatures are expected to hit 85 degrees today and peak at 90 degrees on Thursday, meteorologist Jeff Barlow said. Lows also will rise from 55 tonight to 59 on Thursday night.

The warmer temperatures are caused by high pressure in the Valley, allowing air to warm and keeping wind and clouds largely at bay, he said.

Despite warmer weather, this week's highs aren't close to Fresno's record for May, Barlow said. May's record high is 110 degrees, set on May 30, 1910.

Meeting will discuss Tulare County transit

The Tulare County Community College Transit Study will host a meeting May 12 at the College of the Sequoias Visalia campus to discuss transit service.

The meeting will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Sequoia Building near the front of the campus on Mooney Boulevard.

Current transit service and anticipated future demands will be discussed, officials said.

The Tulare County Association of Governments, TPG Consulting Inc. in Visalia and the California Department of Transportation are collaborating on a study of the College of the Sequoias transit pass program, possible future expenditures and a financial plan. The study is expected to be completed in the fall.

For more information, contact Charles Clouse of TPG Consulting at or (559) 739-8072.

Participants are encouraged to park in Lot 4 near Highway 198 and Mooney Boulevard. Parking restrictions will be relaxed for the meeting.