BMW rally invades Mariposa this weekend



THE BMW MOTORCYCLE RALLY RETURNS TO MARIPOSA THIS WEEKEND, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1992. ON TUESDAY, ORGANIZERS WERE ALREADY ON SITE SETTING UP FOR THE BIG EVENT, WHICH DREW NEARLY 4,000 PEOPLE ON ITS LAST VISIT. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS THE OFFICIAL KICK-OFF FOR SUMMER TRAVEL, AND IF THE RALLY’S RETURN IS ANY INDICATION, IT COULD BE A BUSY […]

Embezzlement draws nine month jail term



A Mariposa woman will spend nine months in county jail for two felony embezzlement cases against her. Marianne McNally was sentenced in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 20. McNally had previously pleaded no contest in two separate cases. The first involved the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame account. She admitted to taking nearly $25,000 from the […]

Hoke pleads not guilty



Kevin Hoke entered a not guilty plea to a drunk driving charge in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 20. He remains in custody at the Mariposa County Jail. At the end of January, Hoke got probation for his part in the murder of Lonnie Ritter of Greeley Hill a year earlier. When he was sentenced, Judge Thomas Ahern warned […]

CHP steps up enforcement



Memorial Day traditionally signifies the beginning of the summer travel season. Many Californians will celebrate this holiday with picnics, barbecues and road trips. Before heading out for the long weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds all motorists to drive safely and buckle up. Memorial Day weekend is a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) for the CHP. Every available officer will […]

Two arrested on weapons charges



On May 23, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Yosemite National Park Rangers had two male adults detained for concealed weapons. Deputies contacted Ranger Chris Bellino who stated that he contacted two subjects identified as Gustavo Cruz and Noe Deniz. Ranger Bellino told deputies that he had received a report of two suspicious subjects. Ranger Bellino said […]

Drug-buy nets three arrests



On May 18, members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Mariposa County Probation Department conducted a controlled drug-buy operation in the Cathey’s Valley area of Mariposa County. The operation resulted in the arrest of three Merced County residents for drug related charges, as well as child endangerment. Those arrested were 35-year-old Ubaldo Betancourt, Tabitha Spicknall, 28, of Planada; and […]

Edythe Soma Hall



Edythe Soma Hall passed away at Mt. Grant General Hospital in Hawthorne, Nev. on April 17. She was born Dec. 28, 1925 in Wahoo, NE; the youngest of seven children. She became a member of the Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa at an early age. She started nursing school in Pasadena and returned to Iowa where she worked as a […]

Friday, May 28



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, May 29



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click […]

Sunday, May 30



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the […]