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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…

City leaders zero in on future scope of police HQ

The Merced City Council held a special meeting this week to review a “needs assessment” for a new police headquarters to serve law enforcement officers and residents as the population grows and the town expands into the future. From a planning perspective, it was the most serious meeting yet in an overall discussion that’s gone on for more than…

Paramedic program approved for firefighters

Merced leaders have paved the way for the city’s fire crews to provide “Advanced Life Support (ALS) interventions for patients during emergencies. Private ALS units are often called to a scene to provide additional, life-saving care after first responders arrive, but sometimes the wait delays transport to the hospital. Scenarios include…