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Merced residents consider fate of historic Laura Fountain

Residents and local organizations joined together with city leaders recently to discuss the future of Laura Fountain in Applegate Park. As a longstanding symbol of Merced’s history, the fountain was built in the town’s formative years by city founder Charles Henry Huffman. Erected next to the El Capitan railroad depot, the fountain…

Don’t blink: Merced has chance to host Tour of California

Merced is oh-so close to bringing back the Amgen Tour of California — America’s biggest bike race, and the third largest bike race in the entire world. Negotiations on the first race stages and their host cities have been going on for the past three months, and Merced has been a frontrunner from the start, according to Doug Fluetsch, a local…

Families enjoying farm harvest fun, pumpkin patches

These days, excited children are running around and looking for the best pumpkins at farm locations across the county. Vista Ranch on Highway 140 in Merced has once again opened its annual pumpkin patch, corn maze and harvest fun zone. The amusement area also aims to educate young people about farm life and how food is grown.…

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