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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 5n LAW, from page 4B CHP REPORT Dog in the Road, Feb. 12 Vickie Fowles, 56, of Quincy was traveling west- bound on SR-70 just west of Beckwourth in a 2001 Kia Sephia when a dog ran out in- to the road. CHP determined Fowles hit the dog and stopped. The dog died from its in- juries and Fowles received minor injuries, no damage to her vehicle. Reverse, Feb. 16 Patrick Callahan, 30, of Quincy was parked facing eastbound next to a building on Lee Road in a 2007 Freight- Quincy was driving a 1993 liner. Jeep Cherokee on SR-70 east- Sometime after Callahan bound near Roche Ave. at had parked, the owner of a approximately 20 mph. 1993 Subaru Impreza pulled Merle Rusky, 54, also of into the same parking lot Quincy was stopped in a 2003 and parked directly behind Ford Escape on SR-70 directly Callahan's vehicle, facing in front of Hansen, to allow southbound, pedestrians to cross a cross- According to CHP, Calla- walk. han exited the building, but~ Hansen allegedly was did not see the vehicle parked driving at an unsafe speed behind his Freightliner. As for the stopped traffic and he reversed, while looking in allowed the front of her Jeep his side mirrors, Callahan to strike the rear of Rusky's couldn't see the Subaru di- vehicle. rectly behind him and backed Both vehicles came to rest up into the side of the Subaru. in an easterly direction and There Were no injuries, the drivers moved their vehicles to Roche Ave. Unsafe speed, Feb. 18 Rusky received minor Nichole Hansen, 29, of injuries. lairsden man badly injured According to the CHP, Stephen Frank, 68, o~f Blairs- den might have spent most of the night injured in his ve- hicle after crashing into a- tree on the Feather River Park Resort Golf Course and receiving major injuries, Wednesday, Feb. 17. A press release said Frank was dri- ving his vehicle westbound on the Graeagle-Johnsville Road when he turned off the roadway and traveled on to the north shoulder. His vehi- cle went through a fence and continued on the golf course for more than a quar- ter-mile before striking a tree. Frank was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. when he was found the next day. The cause of the crash is still un- der investigation, and the CHP asks anyone with infor- mation about this collision or Frank's whereabouts that night to contact the Quincy office. Photo by Joshua Sebold Keeping locals traveling in all conditions les in BUSINESS LES SCHWAB Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plu "It's been a really wonder- ful marriage," Bill Coates said of the Coates, Inc. rela- tionship v ith Les Schwab Tires. "Before that I was a little tire company," he said of his first shopin Quincy that he opened in 1974. Today he is one of 420 Les Schwab centers throughout the country. Only 70 of those shops, five of them in California, are independently owned like Coates' Delleker location. The rest are company-owned tire centers. "It's awfully nice to be affiliated with the Les Schwab company because it's honest, hardworking and reflects rural values," Coates explained. He was happy to add his ,'little Quincy tire company" to its roster in 1992, and to part-time job in a tire center. begin another location in "I worked every holiday Delleker in 1996. When he and every weekend that no sold the Quincy store in 2000, one else wanted to work in Coates and several of his order to pay my way through employees transitioned to the college. That's how I got to Portola area. know the tire business." Longstanding employee He has stayed in the busi- George Courtemanche Jr., a ness because he likes helping Quincy High School gradu- people, "Like a doctor or a ate, joined Coates in 1983, and dentist or a minister or any- Bob Price, a Greenville lad, one who provides a helping came on board 10 years later, hand in some way, we usually Both moved from the Quincy feel real good about ourselves location to the Delleker store at the end of our day. We've with Coates, as did Marilyn helped people who needed Seifert a few months later, us." In promotional material put They've helped people with out by the Les Schwab Com- an essential need. Tires area pany, spokesmen admit they basic expense in today's expect a lot from their em- world, and are totally inter- ployees, but add "ifa worker connected with our ability to makes it through the first two produce an income, but the years of employment, he or world of tires has gone far be- she is hooked for life." yond the basics in variety That seems to be the case for and usage. these three, four if you count There are uncountable Coates himself. It also seems types and makes of cars, to be true for Scott Coates, a trucks, SUVs, ATVs, motorcy- recent hire, as well. He is Bill cles, tractors and heavy equip- Coates' nephew, but before ment. That alone makes for an joining the Delleker team, he extensive inventory, but tires worked at Les Schwab Centers are not the only things offered in Sacramento, Reno, Nev., at Les Schwab Tires. and Quincy. In addition to rims, chains Tires have been the focus and tires, new and used, Les of Bill Coates' professional Schwab sells batteries, shock life since his college days in the Bay Area when he held a See Schwab, page 6B ! Only half the crew at the other half. From left: Seifert, Scott Coates, Chris ; ~: ! ~::~ :..~ .... I i::?~:.~?~:. ~,d~ :[ "~: "~ ~ • : :~ !~ :~::~ ..... I Les Schwab Tires in Portola was available for this picture. Stop in and meet Bill Coates (owner), Bob Price, George Courtemanche, Jr., Marilyn Gardner and Lance Benbow. Photo by Diana Jorgenson Individual • Business • Non-Profit Electronic Filing • Quick Refunds Mary Cheek, EA, CPA Certified Public Accountant Licensed to practice by the IRS 258-1040 130 E. Willow St., Chester (Next to Chevron) MaryCheekCPA@FrontierNet.Net Over 18 years experience K. N. 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