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4B Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter BLOTTER. from page 3B has lived at the residence for more than a year, but that there was still property inside. Friday, Feb. 27 Fake money A caller at a business on East Main Street in Quincy reported receiving a counterfeit $50 bill at the store. Saturday, Feb. 28 Abandoned A 12-year-old boy in Chester called to report that his mother walked out on him and his two little brothers -- one was a toddler the other was 9 months old. He said he was very afraid. The boy's grandparents, who live in Reno, were called and drove to Chester to take custody of the children. Injured hiker At 5:42 p.m., a caller at the Rock Creek Powerhouse in Belden reported that two people walked to the powerhouse to say there was a person with a broken leg up the Rock Creek trail. The caller was told the injured person had fallen and was near the creek about 4 miles up the trail from the Rock Creek bridge. They said there were four people in their hiking party. One person stayed behind with the injured hiker. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. personnel hiked up the trail to the injured person. Search and Rescue was paged. Quincy fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded with an engine as well. Search and Rescue, Cal Fire and PDH responders stayed with the injured hiker through the night. A California Highway Patrol helicopter extracted the hiker the next morning and he was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico ........... CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary peding the conclusion of the in vestiga tion(s). U.S. 395, Feb. 28 Milton Hernandez, 33, of Phoenix, Arizona, was driving a 2007 Freightliner northbound on U.S. 395, south of Pozzolan Road, at approximately 45 mph. It was about 5:30 a.m. and snowing. The road was covered with snow. The vehicle lost traction and began to skid sideways. The driver tried to steer out of the skid but couldn't regain control. The rig jackknifed, slid off of the right side of the roadway and came to rest on the north shoulder with its trailer blocking the No. 2 northbound lane. Hernandez was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured. Highway 89, Feb. 28 At approximately 9:59 a.m. Cecil Rentz, 73, of Clio, was driving his 2014 Dodge Ram pickup southbound on Highway 89, just north of Calpine Summit. His stated speed was 45 mph. At this time, it was snowing and there were patches of snow on the roadway. Chain controls were in effect in this 'location and the speed limit was 35 mph. Due to an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to the CHP report, Rentz lost control of his vehicle. The Ram slid southwest across the northbound lane, and left the east road edge. The truck traveled down an embankment and hit two pine trees. After the collision, Rentz and two passengers exited the vehicle. No one was injured. Because there is no ,cellular service at this location Rentz was unable to contact emergency services. About five minutes later, a Caltrans vehicle stopped at the scene and notified the CHP. Mt. Hough Road, March 1 About 1.2 miles north of Quincy Junction Road, Rueben Halbritter, 19, of Quincy, Wa.s driving his mother's white 1999 Dodge Dakota southbound on Mt. Hough Road at a stated speed of 35 mph. The Dakota was exiting a sharp left curve in the roadway and, due to excessive speed on the dirt road, the driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. The Dodge drifted off of the road onto the west shoulder and began to climb up the steep dirt embankment. Eventually, the vehicle rolled over onto its left side back onto the road. The car came to rest on its wheels, partially on the roadway and partially on the west dirt embankment. Halbritter then called a friend to come and pick him up, abandoning the Dakota on the road. Later in the morning, Halbritter's mother (the registered owner of the Dakota) found out about the collision and called Quincy Tow to recover the vehicle. The driver was wearing his seat belt, which limited his injuries to only minor ones. He was treated at Plumes District Hospital in Quincy. No arrests were made. Quincy, March 2 A Jeep Wrangler and an Oldsmobile Regency collided on Church Street, just south of Lawrence, at approximately 4:53 p.m. Logan Johnson, 27, of Quincy, had been parked on the east shoulder of Church and was backing up in a white 1997 Jeep Wrangler at about 1 - 2 mph. Ralph Cardiel, 38, of Quincy, had just made a left turn onto Church from Lawrence in a red 1997 SPRING SAVINGS , N i RE;Y , tAI-, Siena Park in Quincy- Energy Star/Solar Electric Homes Due to rising costs in code changes, material and labor Increases, we find it necessary to increase our home prices. BUT! 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Logan continued backing out and crossed over the northbound lane of Church into the southbound lane toward the left side of the Oldsmobile. The spare tire mounted on the rear of the Jeep struck the left rear of the Oldsmobile. The Wrangler came to a stop facing east. The Regency continued south and stopped on the west shoulder of Church. No one was injured. Highway 70, March 5 On March 5, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Hannah Williamson, 18, of Mariposa, was driving her mother's 1998 red Saturn station wagon eastbound on Highway 70 approaching Quarry Road. The Saturn's left rear tire was bald (no tread) and had exposed steel belts. The tire suddenly and catastrophically failed. Williamson failed to maintain control of the Saturn after the blowout and it began to swerve to the right toward the south shoulder of the highway. The right front corner of the Saturn then hit the guardrail on the south shoulder of the highway. The Saturn came to rest in contact with the guardrail, blocking the eastbound lane. Williamson backed the Saturn away from the guardrail and continued eastbound until she could safely pull over to the south shoulder. A short time later, a Caltrans plow truck arrived. The driver of the plow truck called in the collision. There was no damage done to the guardrail (aside from a red paint transfer). Williamson had been wearing her seat belt and was not injured during the collision. Fire Safe meeting to focus on hazardous fuel Local forest land managers and landowners will be discussing the coordination of hazardous fuel reduction projects at the Plumes County Fire Safe Council meeting Thursday, March 12. The meeting will be held at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m. Each year PCFSC hosts a gathering of private and public forest land managers, along with interested parties from the public. The purpose of thig meeting is to present forest health and hazardous fuel reduction projects that have been accomplished, are in process of implementation or are being planned for the coming year. The information that is shared during this collaborative meeting is then integrated into Plumes County's Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Our local CWPP is a living document that is used as a tool by PCFSC to identify and prioritize the communities in Plumas County that are in need of fuels reduction treatments. Participants in the annual hazardous fuels reduction meeting help to provide current information on the various fuels reduction efforts that are occurring in the region. In addition to being an important planning resource, CWPPs are also used by groups that facilitate fuels reduction efforts, such as fire safe councils, resource conservation districts and nonprofit organizations, to compete for grant funds to support community assistance programs. These types of programs can include defensible space assistance for senior or disabled citizens, community hazardous fuel reduction projects and fire and forest related educational programs. By maintaining an up-to-date CWPP, PCFSC ensures that there is a plan available to support efforts throughout the county. Countywide, land managers of industrial, commercial, private and public lands have worked aggressively to lessen wildfires impacts across the landscape. Fire scientists and forest land managers know that the only way humans can manage wildfire intensity and spread is to work to reduce fuel loads on forested landscapes. A majority of these efforts to reduce fuel loading, to make our forests safer and healthier, focus on thinning the forest by removing the smaller trees and ladder fuel, which can ignite larger trees and create embers. By reducing fuel loading, removing ladder fuels (small trees) and breaking up the horizontal continuity of the forest, it becomes less likely that surface fires will become crown fires, which generate embers. Embers are the largest threat to homes and communities, as they can start new fires up to a mile out in front of the main fire. Fuels reduction treatments work to emulate the low-intensity wildfires that historically burned through local forests. Not only are treated forests more fire resilient, but they also create a safer environment for communities and firefighters. "Please consider attending this important meeting," said Nils Lunder, PCFSC coordinator. The mission of the council is "to reduce the loss of natural and human made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise Community programs and prefire activities." To see a map of countywide hazardous fuel reduction efforts, the CWPP and a county fuels assessment and strategy, and learn how to get assistance in developing a community fuel reduction project, visit plumas firesafe.org, or call the office at 283-0829. !l A 87prope0000000000ll 1-775-323-3757 MOMENTS OF HISTORY Presented by Cy Hall Memorial Museum Keddie named for railroad pioneer The tiny town of Keddie was named in honor of Arthur W. Keddie, pioneer, Plumes County surveyor and acclaimed "Father of the Western Pacific Railroad." To honor him the Western Pacific gave his name to what they felt was the most gorgeous spot along its lines through the Sierra. Interestingly, the Keddie Wye, which did not exist at the time, became one of the most-photographed railroad locations in the world. From Las Plumas newsletter May, 2014. Photo by Mary Beth Intermediate Community Chorus Laraway Conlee CRN# 3490 Instructor/Director: Jane Brown (1 Unit College Credit) Dates: March 22 - June 7, 2015 Time: Sundays 2-5pm & Tuesdays 6-9pm Location: Chester United Methodist Glenwood Drive & Hwy 36, Chester New singers are welcome to join the Chorus this Spring. Some singing experience is desired for this public performance based Mied Chorus. Registration for this class will take llace on Sunday, March 22, 2015 during the first class meeting at the Chester United Methodist W ,r,, .. Church at 2:00pm   reamer _ ,.l River lor more intormation about the class, contact the llmt4]  College Chorus Board President, Josh Huddleston, at 530-284-7334. t