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Industry, Atwater FFA students join in Ag Expansion Project

With the help of local industry volunteers, Atwater High School agriculture and mechanic students implemented their classroom and shop skills towards a school agriculture facility project designed to expand learning and skill-based opportunities for students. Agriculture students installed a small concrete slab designated for a new shed that…

Merced Speedway to Honor Bill Egleston at Season Opener

By Don Martin Special to the Times The beginning of spring signals the start of the 2018 racing season at Merced Speedway this Saturday, March 24. This is the 69th consecutive season of operation for the Merced County Fairgrounds based oval track, and it begins on a somber note. In January, 2012 Merced Speedway IMCA Modified…

Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting

By Joe Scoto & Breanne Ramos It’s no secret Merced County has a strong agriculture sector and because of that Merced County Farm Bureau was formed to ensure agriculture would remain viable long term. In 2017, we were able to continue that as we voiced our viewpoints on a number of issues throughout levels of government. At the federal…

We Had A Deal, Without Sites

The following Op-Ed was first published in the Modesto Bee on Feb. 13 In 2014, I asked you to support Proposition 1, $7.5 billion water bond written during one of the worst droughts in the state's modern history. It certainly wasn't perfect. I would have preferred significantly more than the $2.7 billion it provided for water storage,…

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