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Big Hat Days brings big fun to Clovis

The Table Mountain Casino Big Hat Days filled the streets of downtown Clovis with rides, crafts, food and music during the weekend. The sunny weather brought pleasant warmth to visitors at the festival as they indulged in unique foods and ...

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The ‘Clovis way of life’ just won’t do for me

If you’re familiar with Clovis Unified School District (CUSD), you’re probably also familiar with a few of its characteristics: its high-achieving student population, the conservative area in which its schools inhabit and it’s typically conservative values – that is, for ...

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Fresno State alumnus finishes 200-mile run for autism

Fresno State alumnus Ryan Stiner finished his third 200-mile run for autism Saturday. Stiner began the nine-day, one-man run, Ryan’s Run, on Nov. 4 intending to raise awareness and funds for the California Autism Center and Learning Group. The route ...

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Real Men Sing Festival inspires 700 young men

More than 700 young men came to sing together for the 14th annual Real Men Sing Festival on Thursday and Friday at Fresno State. Around 300 middle school students from the Clovis and Fresno area opened the event.  It began ...

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41st Annual ClovisFest soars above the horizon

From cotton candy and hot dogs to carnival rides and hot air balloons, the 41st annual Clovis Fest took place over the weekend in Old Town Clovis. Community members and visitors flocked to the event for free entertainment and family ...

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New alternative transportation aims to abate parking issues

Getting around the Fresno State area will be easier with the new implementation of  transportation programs. Some of these innovations include the Bulldog FAX Program, Zimride, and Enterprise CarShare. “One of the things that’s our goal – both as a ...

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Jokes tested at weekly comedy show

Veteran comedians and up-and-comers take the stage Monday nights to test their comedic material at Groggs Traditional Irish Pub’s comedy show. Blake Haydon, who started the comedy nights a year and a half ago, said they not only provide entertainment ...

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What’s going on around town this weekend?

The Fresno area is buzzing with things to from hanging out in the Tower District to eating locally grown fruit at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market.  All it takes is a quick Internet search to see what will be ...

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After decades of haunting, Wolfe Manor is demolished

Wolfe Manor, a “haunted” asylum in Clovis viewed by many as a local landmark, is no more. The house was recently demolished due to unsafe conditions highlighted by 22 building code violations within the house as well as around the ...

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ClovisFest Takes Flight

The annual festival celebrated its 40th year drawing thousands to help support local businesses This past weekend the 40th annual ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly had more than 50,000 attendees and local business owners come out to support and ...

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Alumni Association set to launch Discovery Program this fall

Fresno State is turning to its future to reconnect with its past. Influenced by the success of the university’s seven-year, $214 million fundraising campaign that concluded last April, the Fresno State Alumni Association is launching a “Discovery Program” in the ...

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Historic Bank Robbery Comes To Life

Clovis Dry Creek Museum reenacts 90-year-old bank heist By Roger Munoz Two notorious criminals—Felix “The Lone Wolf” Sloper and Thomas “The Owl” Griffin robbed the Clovis First State Bank on Feb. 5, 1924. For the past 10 years, the Clovis Dry ...

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Obama addresses drought during visit to the Valley

President Barack Obama toured the Central Valley Friday to address California’s record-breaking drought, disaster relief funding for farmers and climate change. “Today, we’re here to talk about the resource that’s keeping more and more of California’s farmers and families up ...

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Air Force ROTC trick-or-treats for canned food drive on Halloween

Members of Fresno State’s Air Force ROTC won’t be trick-or-treating for candy Thursday night.  Instead, they will be collecting canned food to donate to the Fresno Community Food Bank.

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Mosquito capable of carrying yellow fever in Valley

A mosquito known to carry yellow fever, dengue fever, and chikungunya disease was found in Fresno County on June 20 and the fight to eradicate them continues.

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Clovis teen crowned Miss California’s Outstanding Teen

The 2013 Miss California’s Outstanding Teen pageant crowning took place this summer on June 28. Miss Clovis’ Outstanding Teen Mikaela Harris took home the crown. “This was the first ever Miss Clovis’ Outstanding Teen pageant, which makes earning the title ...

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Dia de los Muertos workshop on campus

Brightly colored “papel picado,” a Spanish phrase meaning cut paper, and papier-mache skulls – are two art forms essential to the traditional ancestral celebration of Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead. These art forms are used as ...

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Clovis Fest entertainment good for local business

Saturday, Sept. 17, marked the 37th annual Clovis Fest in Old Town Clovis. The event began with the launching of over a dozen hot air balloons.

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