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Mercy Gulch Days return this weekend

September 11, 2014

Mercy Gulch Days will return to downtown Merced this weekend in the grand finale of Merced's 125th anniversary celebration.
The popular Old West-themed event, which dates back to the 1950s, will kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at Bob Hart Square, at Main and Canal streets.
Three days of free, interactive events will include something for everybody, including live music, cowboy poetry, mock bank robberies and staged gunfights in the streets, a chuck wagon breakfast, arts & crafts demonstrations, a carnival magic show, a wild whisker contest, pony rides for the kids, authentic silver dollar giveaways and the Blue Devil Dash fun run.    
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County approves contract with Riggs Ambulance

By Bevery Barela
September 11, 2014

A unanimous vote by the Merced County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting approved the award of the county’s contract for ambulance services to long-time provider Riggs Ambulance Services, effective Jan. 1, 2015.   MORE>

Kudos To City For Obtaining Bicycle Grants

By John Derby
September 11, 2014

A half million dollars in grants will improve Merced bike paths, as well as provide bike shelters and bicycle racks. We commend the city on getting these grants.   MORE>

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