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Cannabis sales spike in Merced 

At any given time, six or more people can be seen lined up outside the doors of the Blue Fire Dispensary (six feet apart-of course) as they wait their turn to shop for cannabis products.    Since the stay-at-home order has been in place, a great increase in traffic and sales at Merced’s dispensaries has boosted the local cannabis…

Parents ‘Dream Big’ at conference to inspire families

Merced County Parent Institute held its seventh annual “Dream Big” conference last Saturday, March 7th at Golden Valley High School. The event began at 8 a.m. and ran through the afternoon. The “Dream Big” conference integrates a variety of speakers, trainings, and workshops about a variety of different topics to help motivate,…

The Tioga set to reawaken Main Street

Downtown Merced is about to be energized with new life as construction on The Tioga apartment building nears completion. Move-in dates are set for April. The Tioga, with its historic and majestic entrance at 1715 N Street, was built in 1928 as the “Hotel Tioga.” Today, it’s in the final stages of a $15 million renovation project…

Student-run program offers bridge scholarships to peers

Central Valley Scholars, an organization built and run by Central Valley students, is offering scholarships to new students who are entering an undergraduate university during the 2020-2021 year. The three scholarships, which will be awarded in increments of $1,000, are for students who fall into the catagory of being,…

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