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4B Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 bulletin, ncord, Progressive, Reporter Motorist sl ff highway Emergency rescue teams work to haul a 63-year-old Reno resident up the side of a mountain after the 2004 silver Toyota Matrix she was driving went over the embankment Wednesday, Feb. 15. The incident occurred on Highway 70 west of the Spring Garden Railroad overhead. The woman was transported to Plumas District Hospital by ambulance and then airlifted to Renown in Reno. Photos by Victoria Metcalf Volunteers from various fire departments and search and rescue haul on the rope that raised a Reno residentuphill from the site of her single vehicle accident. The woman was traveling westbound on Highway 70 at what the CHP deemed an unsafe speed for roadway conditions. A passing motorist happened to see debris from when the Toyota initially left the roadway. She checked out the site and then called for help. Fifteen-year-old Alex Stowe had just received his gear the day before his first call as a volunteer with the Quincy Fire Department. He was on hand to do whatever was needed as rescue efforts were underway to extract a Nevada resident from her crashed Toyota at the bottom of a hill. A guide to local businesses and services for your special day If to in also welcome -- be sure everyone in the picture. you've been married 25 years or longer, we'd like hear your advice on having an enduring marriage, 100 words or less. A copy your wedding photo is to include the names of ":,.. Email to:, or drop off or mail to one of our offices: Feather River Bulletin, PO Box B, 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, 95971 Indian Valley Record, PO Box 469, Greenville, CA 95947 Chester Progressive, PO Box 557, 135 Main St., Chester, CA 96020 Portola Reporter, 96 E. Sierra, Portola CA 96122 Deadline for submissions: Thursday, Feb. 23,10 a.m CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). CHP later located Lieba in Meadow Valley. After additional investigation, she was arrested for driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and hit and run causing property damage. The collision remains under investigation. Pothole hazard, Feb. 9 K. Marmolejo, 39, of Reno, Nevada, was driving a 2004 Hyundai southbound on US-395. At approximately 11:40 a.m., she was in the No. 2 lane, just south of the Highway 70 over crossing. It was raining and windy. As the driver proceeded south, the left front tire of the Hyundai struck a large pothole that had formed in her lane. The tire experienced a catastrophic failure and immediately deflated. Marmolejo directed the vehicle safely to the right shoulder and came to a stop. She had been wearing her seat belt and was uninjured. DUI, Feb. 13 At about 10:15 p.m., Belinda Lieba, 26, of Meadow Valley, was driving a 1987 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Lawrence Street west of Church Street at an undetermined speed. According to the CHP report, due to Lieba's state of intoxication, she allowed the pickup to veer toward the south shoulder, It struck a parked utility trailer. After the accident, Lieba fled the scene. Unsafe speed, Feb. 15 Julie Meechum, 63, of Reno, was driving a 2004 silver Toyota Matrix on Highway 70 westbound. She was west of the Spring Garden Railroad overhead. Her stated speed was 55 mph. At about 7:15 a.m., she encountered a right turn in the roadway. According to the CHP report, Meechum's speed was unsafe. She lost control of the car. The Toyota started spinning to the left. The Matrix left the paved portion of the road and traveled onto the north dirt shoulder. The left side of the car struck a snow berm and rolled over onto the shoulder. The vehicle then continued to roll down the embankment. The Toyota struck a tree and rolled over onto its left side where it came to rest facing south. Meechum was extricated from the car by Quincy Fire and Plumas County Search and Rescue. The driver had been wearing a seat belt. She was treated for moderate injuries at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy and Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Notice is hereby given that the Plumas Unified School District, County of Plumas, State of California, will receive up to and not later than March 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm. letters of interest and qualification packages'for Architectural and Engineering Services for various; construction, planning, and repair projects throughout the District in accordance with the project listing included in the Measure B General Obligation Bond. All interested parties can obtain a copy of the Request for Qualification requirements by contacting: Heather Steer, Capitol Public Finance Group, hsteer@ Materials must be submitted to: Capitol PFG, 2436 Professional Drive, Ste 300, Roseville CA 95661, Attention: Heather Steer