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City of Clovis Seeking Developers for 4 acres in Southwest Clovis

The City of Clovis is seeking proposals for the development of single-family homes or senior-housing units on 4 acres in southwest Clovis.  The site is located between Peach and Villa, on W. Santa Ana and W. Rialto Avenues in area known as Rialto Ranchos.  The City, through its redevelopment agency, acquired properties in this area in order to develop affordable single-family housing.  With the elimination of redevelopment the City is now seeking innovative proposals to construct either single-family homes or senior housing units. A Request for Proposal package has been prepared and is available for interested parties by contacting Andy Haussler, Housing Program Manager at andrewh@cityofclovis.com.  All proposals are due by January 15, 2014.  

National Park Visitors Pour $121 Million Into Local Economy

National Park Visitors Pour $121 Million Into Local Economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 1,573,393 visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks spent $121,892,000 in communities surrounding the park!

This spending supported 1,629 jobs in the local area.

The information on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is part of a peer-reviewed spending analysis of national park visitors across the country conducted by Michigan State University for the National Park Service.

Teen Read Week - Win a Kindle E-Reader

Teen Read Week - Win a Kindle E-Reader

 

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users. It is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

“Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever — web videos, social networking sites, video games, afterschool activities, athletics —and increasingly high expectations in the classroom,” said Kari Johnson, Youth Programming Librarian.  “It’s important that we show them that reading is something fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.”

Defend Rural America Event Tonight

 

Defend Rural AmericaTM event is tonight, September 27, 2012, in Clovis.

The Defend Rural America Movement is a national movement to insure the People have a voice in the futures of their communities.

From:  Carole Jacoby, co-organizer, 559-448-0200

            Kay Errotabere, co-organizer, 559-970-6777

              

An expert panel of speakers including Sheriffs Margaret Mims and John Anderson

will address the following issues at stake:

 

                        • Water and property rights

World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

World Changers In Clovis/Fresno

 

180 junior high, high school and college students from around the country (including 20 from the Clovis/Fresno area) are now in Clovis to begin a 4-day-long project renovating 14 homes/yards in lower income neighborhoods and performing a makeover on the Clovis Salvation Army building. Clovis received 60 applications for help this year. The students will re-roof 2 homes, paint the balance, and make structural repairs along with installing awnings and refurbishing interior storage rooms at the Clovis Salvation Army building. This is the 9th year in a row the World Changers organization is coming to Clovis. It is one of three cities in California the teenagers and young adults will be assisting this year.

Heading South for 4th of July? Expect Delays on Interstate 5

Heading South for 4th of July? Expect Delays on Interstate 5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with various contractors, continue the work of rehabilitating and reconstructing portions of I-5 through the highly travelled corridor between Kern and Los Angeles Counties.

Construction Signage, Barriers and Concrete K-Railing have been installed and traffic lanes are closed on I-5 in and near the communities of Buttonwillow, Lebec and Gorman. Motorists should expect delays due to construction within construction project limits.

Construction will continue through the 4th of July Holiday. If possible, avoid traveling through these areas on Fridays and Sundays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Planning a Trip to the Mountains? Check Here for Activities!

Planning a Trip to the Mountains? Check Here for Activities!

Rangers will be leading activities across Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Check out a complete list by clicking here.