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Goodnight To City’s Landmark Water Tank

Drivers along Highway 99 and residents in south Merced this week have been witnessing the demolition of a 300,000-gallon water tank located above the northwest corner of W. 12th Street and Canal Street. The water tank was 148 feet in height, 40 feet in diameter, and bore a sign that announced Merced as the home of UC Merced. The…

What Happens When Your Well Goes Dry?

This is the first time in my life I have had to depend on a well for my water, and I have been seriously thinking of letting my lawn go dry. However, it would be the only lawn on the whole block which would be dry. Then as fate would have it, the Saturday of July 4th weekend, I woke up, and there was no water. The well had gone dry. At…

Senior Center opens for yoga, pinocle, dancing, and more!

So far, they’ve kept it a little low-profile. But yes, the Merced Senior Community Center is back in action after more than a year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, through the month of August, the Senior Center will be open only weekdays, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sept. 1, the center plans to expand…

Will there be another covid surge in this region?

Since June 15 — when pretty much everything that had been closed due to COVID-19 was open with no capacity limits and no social distancing — suspense has been building about what comes next. Will there be a new surge in COVID cases? “We have seen a slight uptick, but it is a slower uptick than last summer,” Dr. Kristynn Sullivan told the…

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