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

Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7

El Capitan fell in its season opener 25-7 to Calaveras. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7 2:47

Calaveras 25, El Capitan 7

Golden Valley's Isaiah Montanez talks about Cougars big win 1:49

Golden Valley's Isaiah Montanez talks about Cougars big win

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC 1:27

MC Receiver Nih-Jer Jackson On The Team's Scrimmage With MJC

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights 3:13

Merced College vs. Modesto Scrimmage Highlights