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How did nearby Buhach Colony get its name?

In the mid 1800s, with the discovery of gold in California, many people were drawn to this area with the dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. A large number of Portuguese many from the Azores Islands came along with Italians, Germans and Irish and many others. After the Gold Rush, many of the Portuguese miners…

High School Graduates Receive Their Diplomas

Thousands of local high school seniors who make up the Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a series of “drive-thru graduation” ceremonies at the six main campuses in the Merced Union High School District, along with related education sites. Seniors and their families arrived to diploma presentation areas in decorated cars. Each senior…

High school students explore health-care careers

Three hundred students from Merced, Golden Valley, El Capitan, Atwater, Buhach Colony, Le Grand and Delhi high schools visited the Merced College campus last week as part of the fifth annual Growing Health Leaders High School Health Care Career Conference. The conference is a collaboration between Merced College’s Allied Health department…