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  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
    It Happened One Christmas
    The church placed Jesus Christ's birthday on December 25. In reality, no one knows for sure when Christ was born. Whatever the actual date, Christians and westerners have celebrated Christmas for nearly 2,000 years. The following are some...
  • Cambria Scarecrow Festival
    The Cambria Scarecrow Festival. Where scarecrows take to the streets
    Each October the small artist colony of Cambria, California is inundated with whimsical scarecrows that appear to take over the town. Nearly every storefront, street corner and open lot is decorated with unique scarecrows that scare neither crow...
  • Clovis Antiques and Collectibles Fair 2014
    Neither rain nor heat will stay the Clovis Antiques and Collectibles Fair
    Each year in September Clovis Old Town has the Clovis Antiques and Collectibles Fair and despite this year's early morning lightning, thunder and rainstorm, the fair went off as planned.Nearly one hundred dealers displayed their antiques and...
  • Giant Sequoias
    Giant trees and deep canyons make up Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
    Did you know that the Fresno/Clovis area has four full-fledged national parks each within a day trip of Fresno!Four National ParksThese parks are Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and the new Pinnacles National Parks. Of these four parks, Sequoia...
  • Sierra Art Trails skull
    Sierra Art Trails: A vibrant art scene in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains
    Carmel, Cambria, San Francisco, Los Angeles? These are well known regions for their vibrant and popular art scenes, but few people thing about the Fresno region when thinking of great art. Well, think again!Within a 45 minute drive of Fresno...
  • Shaver Lake is a cool mountain retreat
    Shaver Lake is a cool mountain retreat from the summer drought
    With summer at full blast in the Central Valley, we locals are looking for a cool retreat from the heat and drought. Shaver Lake is the perfect antidote to the summer doldrums.The coast is always a popular option, but at three hours away, it is...
  • A clear quartz Clovis point found near the bone bed at El Fin del Mundo. Although very difficult to shape into a tool, quartz was used by Clovis tool makers at several sites.
    New fossil find suggests Clovis culture may have originated in Mexico
    The oldest and most southern site of Clovis culture along with the first evidence that Clovis peoples hunted a now extinct elephant-like mammal called gomphotheres has been found in Sonora, Mexico. A local rancher led Vance T. Holliday from the...
  • Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Gardens
    Fine wine and fine art blend to make Sculpterra Winery a truly unique day trip
    Wine and art often go hand-in-hand, but rarely are the two combined into a singular art form all its own. The unique artistry of wine and sculpture can be found at Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Gardens on the back roads of the wine region of...
  • Epoch's Paderewski Vineyard
    A fusion of wine and history make Epoch Estate Wines a day trip destination
    Upon exiting Highway 46 to York Mountain Road you feel as though you have entered an entirely new realm, as if transported to the deep south. The traffic drops off, Spanish Moss adorns the large trees overhanging the winding country road and you...
  • Moravia Wines vinyard
    Fine wine and good friends make the perfect evening at Moravia Wines
    The best day trips begin with good friends. If you can add fine wine, good food, entertainment and the perfect setting then you have a magical mix of which memories are made.Friday nightsSuch are the Friday nights at Moravia Wines in the heart of...
  • Hiking Clovis
    Hiking Clovis
    Hiking and jogging in Clovis is free and easy. Start at the corner of Clovis Avenue and Shaw Avenue on the east side of Shaw Avenue. One can jog on the Old Town Trail a few miles until you reach an intersection labeled as "Dry Creek" and...
  • Ice Age hunters
    When humans first came to the Appalachians
    Part ThreeThe Native American history of the Appalachian MountainsFor at least a decade a war has been raging in academia. The four largest armies are those that believe Asiatic people first walked to America around 13,500 years ago across a land...
  • Miss Clovis' Outstanding Teen 2013 Mikaela Harris
    Mikaela Harris crowned Miss Clovis’ Outstanding Teen
    Mikeala Harris hopes her involvement in pageants will help her pay tuition at the Julliard School in New York City, she told Examiner.com on Feb. 21.She took the first step toward her goal on Feb. 16 when she was crowned Miss Clovis’...
  • ClovisFest
    38th Annual ClovisFest set for this weekend
    The 38th Annual ClovisFest takes flight this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Among the highlights:Hot Air Balloons:Each morning starts at 6:00am at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds (Click here for directions to the Clovis...
  • Bases of three Western Stemmed projectile points are shown in the hand of University of Oregon archaeologist Dennis Jenkins.
    Clovis First theory disproved at Paisley Caves
    An international team of scientists reported evidence that disproves the Clovis First theory in the July 13, 2012, issue of the journal Science. The research was reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site on July 12, 2012.Western Stemmed projectile...