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'Community Conversation' to feature Hilmar Cheese Visitor's Center, yaks and new housing project

The new Visitor’s Center at Hilmar Cheese, the yaks, camels and other animals that can be found on Highway 59 and the new housing project in midtown Merced are discussed this week on Community Conversations, a public service program on KYOS.

The hour-long show focuses on community, education and government news affecting residents throughout Merced County. It airs on KYOS, 1480 AM, at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Other Community Conversations set to air this week include the city’s development of a Climate Action Plan and the tales of a retired dentist who served as a fireman on steam freight trains.

The show is hosted by Nathan Quevedo, the public information officer for the Merced County Office of Education and engineered by KYOS. The show is produced by MCOE, the city of Merced Public Information Office, Roger Wood and UC Merced, in association with the county of Merced