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,a~ vveonesoay, Apru Z, zO14 ~UlleUn, Kecoro, erogressive, Reporter BLOTTER, from page 3B Ridge Road near Antelope Lake. The stuck vehicle was a Ford Explorer. A family member said they received a text message from one of the people who were in the vehicle the previous day. The text said they needed help, but the family was unable to re-contact them. Search and Rescue was paged. The information was provided to the USFS. Lassen County Search and Rescue responded to assist from the Susanville side. Fish and Wildlife responded to assist. The two people were located Thursday morning about five miles from Boulder Creek. The people were reportedly unhurt. The USFS brought the victims out of the area to the Janesville Grade. Friday, March 21 Injury accident: Near Quincy, an injury accident was reported on Mt. Hough road, about 5 miles from Chandler Road. There were three people in the car. The CHP rePorted that the call was dropped with no good number to return the call. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy fee were paged and A 2009 Ford Escape, driven by 87-year-old Quincy resident Helen D. Ettinger, shows major damage after crashing into trees off of Highway 70 near Quincy on Monday morning, March 24. Ettinger suffered fatal injuries in the single-vehicle crash. Photo by James Wilson in ,ncy wo A Quincy woman was killed when the car she was driving left Highway 70 and struck two trees Monday, March 24. Helen D. Ettinger, 87, suffered numerous blunt-force injuries after her 2009 Ford Escape left the pavement while she was headed westbound at an unknown speed. The crash h~ippened near the Massack rest area. The car wasn't discovered until Thursday afternoon, March 27, when a passing motorist noticed it barely visible off the road. California Highway Patrol officers arrived at the scene about 3:34 p.m. Thursday. A CHP investigation, which included conversations with friends and neighbors of Ettinger, determined the accident happened about 10:50 a.m. on Monday. According to the CHP report, Ettinger was man cras traveling west when her car drifted into the eastbound lane and onto a partially paved shoulder on the south side of the road. It appeared Ettinger applied the brakes before impact. The CHP reported the car left a set of "impending tire friction marks" that are associated with an antilock brake system. The car went across the asphalt sho~der, across a dirt shoulder and over the dirt embankment. The Escape then struck two large trees. The impact deployed both the driver's front and side impact air bags. Ettinger, who was wearing her seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. A dog that was in the vehicle was also killed in the crash. The accident is still under investigation. responded. Search and Rescue was paged. The information was provided to the USFS. A 911 call was made by one of the people in the car who said two people were injured. The CHP advised it had arrived on the scene and confirmed two people were injured. The CHP advised the driver was in an altered state and a female passenger was alert and oriented. The USFS arrived on the scene. A landing zone was established for dn evacuation helicopter. The evacuation was successful. "onal On Thursday., April 3, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about ' environmental impacts of historical mining The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present "Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush." This presentation is an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess human exposure to heavy metals: the Gold County Angler Survey and the Gold County Recreational Trails Assessment. This informational meeting is hosted in conjunction with the County of Plumas and the California Indian Environmental Alliance, and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairgrounds Road in Quincy. Light examine refreshments will be provided. This presentation will present tips on how to avoid exposure to legacy mercury and other heavy metals related to historical mining in this area, including arsenic, lead and asbestos. A guest speaker from the California Indian Environmental Alliance will also cover important new fish consumption advice issued by the state of California, which m,ning =m women under 45 and families with young children should be aware of. The Sierra Fund is a nonprofit based in Nevada City that serves the Sierra Nevada region. The Sierra Fund has been working since 2006 to address the ongoing impacts from historical mining in the Sierra including research on public exposure pathways, and outreach to clinics and the general public. For more information about this event contact Amber Taxiera, community outreach coordinator, at 265-8454, ext. 216, or For information about The Sierra Fund's program to address legacy mining impacts visit and for general information about the organization visit Monday, March 24 Skid marks: About a quarter of a mile east of Rock Creek Dam, the CHP requested that Search and Rescue be paged because of skid marks leading into the river. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission welcomes comments on applicant Feather River Land Trust is applyifig for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission and welcomes public that meet national quality The Land Trust public input and accepts submit a comnient, visit standards for protecting Accreditation Commission, an signed, written comments or important natural places and independent program of the pending applications, email the comment to working lands forever. The Land Trust Alliance, conducts Comments must relate to howinfo@landtrustaccreditation.o Feather River Land Trust is an extensive review of eachFeather River Land Trust rg. Comments may also be CHP officer oa the scene ..... ~:., comments. ~, .~: ~ reported that no vehicIe ~ ',The land _t~( St accreditation could be seen. No Vehicle was program recognizes land located, conservation organizations pleased to announce k is applying for accreditation. A public comment period is now open. Saturday, May 3, 2014 PLUMAS PINES GOLF COURSE GRAEAGLE "] mes" Registration 10 am Shotgun Start 11 am Following Golf: Hors d oeuvres ] Prize Raffle&Awards PresentatiOnpR,ZES""a I $5t000- Hole #11 Sponsored by Plumas Bank and Les Schwab Tire -Quincy S51000. Hole #15 Sponsored by Steven King of Edward Jones lnvesting POLARIS and Flanigan Eeavitt Insurance Sportsman 400 4x4 ATV Hole #3- Sponsored by DuPont Power Tools and State Farm Insurance, Richard Stockton Clay Dyrr Memorial Cash Prize Players-only Bonus 400 Your registration automatically makes you eligible to win one of four $100 cash prizes to be drawn after tournament play! Cash Sponsored by the Fehrman family and Mike & Keri Taborski $100 per person -- 4-person Scramble includes golf, cart, lunch & hors d'oeuvres Entry deadline April 24, 2014, or the first 144 players. Individuals, pairs and teams are all welcome. Please include addresses of allgolfers for our mailing list. Golfer #1: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #2: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #3: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: Golfer #4: Phone #: Mailing address: City: Zip: MAIL CHECK.TO: QuincyRotary'CI0b, 546 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971 I Yes, I would like to be a tee/hole sponsor. I understand my $50 donation will help our local children who benefit from Rotary's projects and scholarships funded by this tournament. Information on tee/hole sign applica~'~ policie~and~ program: The Feather River Land Trust is voluff[aHly applying for accreditation in order to validate its commitment to working at the highest level of excellence in the field of land conservation. The commission invites . ~ ~,:ecm~lies w;~th nati:onal:quality standards. These standards fiddress the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards see To learn more about the accreditation program and to faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accredith~n Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Hila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Comments on Feather River Land Trust's application will be most useful by May 31. Be sure your business is included in the Service Directory that publishes in the Plumas County Spring Home & Garden special section on May 7th, 2014. This 2-page spread deadlines on April 15th, 2014. We'll make it fast, easy & affordable for you. Call your local advertising representative today! Sherri, Holly, Marc Roger Val Val, Cheri 283-0800 832-4646 258-3115 258-3115