Environment

Mariposa & Yosemite

Merced a ‘big winner’ in weekend storm

Not even halfway through April, Merced has been soaked with more than twice the rainfall than is typical for the entire month, according to forecasters. Beginning Friday night, Merced saw 2.44 inches of rain through the weekend, which is the only rainfall since April 1. The 30-year average for April is 0.34 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.

News

Ballico students learn stewardship on Merced River

More than 120 Ballico Elementary School students got to touch animal skulls and furs and observe teeny invertebrates on Friday as they explored McConnell State Park while learning about river ecosystems, the food chain and water resource management.

Videos

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Selma defeated Chowchilla 39-7 to win the Central Section Division IV title game. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title 2:51

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash 0:16

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game 3:36

Shawn & Sean Show: Alex Pittz on Chowchilla's title game

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview 4:24

Shawn & Sean Show: Valley Championship Preview