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MID manager speaks out on critical water issues

By Beverly Barela
March 26, 2015

John Sweigard, general manager of the Merced Irrigation District (MID), spoke out on critical water issues at the Atwater-Merced Tea Party meeting held last Thursday.
Sweigard was joined by County Supervisor Daron McDaniel and Wil Hunter, a former MID President and local almond farmer.
Reporting on the water at Lake McClure, Sweigard outlined what has been happening since 2012 in terms of acre-feet of water.    
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A little DNA may be good for downtown neighborhoods

By Jonathan Whitaker
March 26, 2015

They say it's an honest-to-goodness grassroots effort to get downtown residents talking about basic neighborhood issues.   MORE>

Company Is Coming

By John Derby
March 26, 2015

It’s rare to have friends and family visit down here in Mexico. Being so close to California, the air fare is still very expensive, and there is a basic fear of the unknown.   MORE>

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