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4B Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter CHP REPORT Highway 70, May 18 At approximately 7:30 p.m., Bethany Joy Clapper, 20, of Turlock, was traveling eastbound in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Highway 70 just east of Caribou Road. According to the CHP report, Clapper lost control of her vehicle in a sharp left curve. She allowed the Jeep to cross over the double yellow lines as well as the westbound lane. The vehicle then ran off the north side of the highway, where it struckthe steep rocky mountainside, resulting in the Jeep being spun around 180 degrees. It also sustained major front end damage. Clapper left her vehicle on the side of the roadway and obtained a ride from a passerby. She did not notify law enforcement about the collision. The following day, at approximately 4:25 ,. p.m., CHP received a call of a :i traffic collision at the same lo ation. It was the same ! vehicle from the day before. Clapper eventually arrived at i the scene with a tow truck and the vehicle was safely ; removed. : Highway, 395, May 20 At approximately 9:02 a.m., Susan Heard, 39, of Doyle, was driving her 2006 GMC southbound on Highway 395, just south of Red Rock Road. Another vehicle, a 2013 Toyota went back to the right the left. She immediately International tractor towing and off the roadway again, attempted to steer the vehicle double box trailers, was Davis swerved left again, back toward the roadway, but being driven northbound by causing the vehicle to skid the vehicle had entered the Roger Marphis, 44, of Reno, sideways, rotating soft sand and gravel center Nev. According to the CHP counter-clockwise. The median. Due to the roadway report, due to inattention, vehicle skidded back onto the curving toward the right, she Heard drifted over the center roadway and overturned, had to steer sharper than the line and into the northbound coming to rest on its right radius of:the curve in an traffic lane. Marphis side on the east shoulder of effort to re-enter the traffic observed the GMC cross over Highway 89. Davis and one of lane. This excessive steering the center line and turned the her passengers received input on the soft material International to the right in minor njuries but refused caused the vehicle to an effort to avoid it. The left treatment. A second over-steer to the right. As the front of the GMC collided passenger was transported to vehicle re-entered the paved with both trailers of the Tahoe Forest Hospital for portion of the center median, International. Both vehicles treatment of minor injuries, the vehicle was already sustained minor damage rotating in a clockwise from the collision and pulled direction and skidding in a over to the shoulders. Heard Highway 395, May 22 northeasterly direction. The complained of minor pain to Rex Erwin, 47, of vehicle rotated more than 90 her neck. No injuries were Janesville, was driving degrees as it left the east reported by Heard's southbound oft Highway 395, roadway edge and was passenger or Marphis. north of Highway 70, at 69 perpendicular to the roadway mph in a 2006 Dodge 2500alignment as it entered the pickup. Daniel Anderson, 22, shrub-covered hillside east of Highway 89, May 20 of Coarsegold, was driving the roadway. The vehicle At approximately 12:45 northbound at 55 mph, collided with numerous p.m., Katrina Davis, 23, of towing a stock trailer with four-to-five-foot tall shrubs Reno, Nev., was driving her cattle. At approximately 1 and continued rotating 1995 Toyota 4Runner p.m., as the two vehicles clockwise. The vehicle came southbound on Highway 89, drove past each other, to rest approximately 25 feet south of Calpine, at according to the CHP report, east of the roadway, facing in approximately 45 mph. the left front wheel on a southwesterly direction. According to the CHP report, Erwin's pickup came off and Both occupants exited the she failed to negotiate a left hit the left rear dual wheel vehicle and were contacted curve and allowed the vehicle fender and axle of Anderson's by an off-duty firefighter that to leave the roadway and go pickup. No injuries werecalled 911 for them. No onto the right shoulder, reported. Both parties were injuries were reported. Davis then steered to the left wearing seatbelts. Property to get the vehicle back on the damage occurred to both roadwaY but over-corrected, vehicles. The vehicle skidded back onto the roadway. Davis then swer red to the right. The Highway 395, May 22 Ashlee Nieman, 19, of Quincy, was driving a 2010 Nissan Sentra northbound on Highway 395, north of Evans Ranch Road: She was traveling in the No. 1 lane at a stated speed of 65 mph. According to the CHP report, due to Nieman being physically tired, she was experiencing signs of being sleepy. She felt her eyes getting "heavy" and was aware of the condition, but thought she was controlling Satllrday, J,,e 1st llaln-3pln II it, At approximately 3:20 assisted by passersby until at the County Picnic, p.m., as she entered a gradual the arrival of emergency Plumas/Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy right-hand curve, she personnel. All parties were momentarily fell asleep. As transported to Plumas ............... she opened her eyes, her District Hospital and treated ::: vehicle was already crossing for minor lacerations. The ::: I the yellow center divider line collision remains under and heading off the road to investigation at this time. T(umas 'County Museum History Question of the Week May 29, 2013 Highway 70, May 23 At approximately 11:50 p.m., Curtis Bastian, 21, of Greenville, was driving his 2003 Ford F-250 westbound on Highway 70 just west of Butterfly Valley Road at approximately 45-50 mph. According to the CHP report, Curtis related he fell asleep . and allowed the Ford to veer onto the south shoulder at which time the Ford overturned and struck the rock hillside and asphalt roadway, causing major damage. Curtis and his two passengers were then able to exit the vehicle and were Accounting. and Tax Services Sales Tax E-File Individual * Business Non-Profit Bookkeeping Payroll * Notary Taxes Mary Cheek, EA, CPA Certified Public Accountant Licensed to practice by the IRS 258-1040 13o Willow St., Chester (Next to Chevron) Over 20 years experience Answer to last Week's question: MaryCheekCPA@FrontierNet.Net What indoor sport was popular in Plumas County in the 1800 's? By 1855 there were ten bowling alleys operating in the county, even one in Nelson Point! This Week's History Question Newspapers were rare in the gold rush era and were brought up from civilization in the valley. They were passed from hand to hand in Plumas County and so news was often months old. What was the earliest local paper available to the Nelson Point, La Porte area? The answer to this Week's question and other fascinating historical facts are taken directly from the books on sale at your museum! Become a member of the Museum Association and you may be eligible to receive some of these publications at no cost. To sponsor History Mystery, and have your business information appear here, please contact your Feather Publishing Sales consultant Portola, 832-4646; Chester/Greenville, 258-3115; Quincy, 283-0800. Azusa Pacific University's Travelling Musical Team "The Saints" Wednesday, June 5th 7pm Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship 59 Bell Lane, Quincy Please Call 530.927.7626 I:or More Ido Beckwourth Fire Truckee Fire will be hosting: Haz Mat FRO: First Reponder Operations When: June 8th & 9th, 2013 Where: Beckwourth Fire Department, Station 1, 180 Main St., Beckwourth Time: .8am-5pm This class will be a State Certification Class. J Cost: $80.00 per student CEUs will be available. RSVP, Class is limited. Please contact Beckw0urth Fire District, (530) 832-1008 or email rvlce in ion Thieves caused more than $35,000 worth of damage to Plumas National Forest campgrounds at Lakes Davis and Frenchman by damaging facilities and removing copper pipes and brass fixtures. "Thankfully, the campgrounds were open before Memorial Day because repairs were done so quickly by our concessionaires, Thousand Trails," said Beckwourth District Ranger Deb Bumpus. ?Jnfortunately, the money used for the repairs means other needed work will not be accomp.lished this year. "We will not be able to purchase new picnic tables or gravel the road at Frenchman," noted BumpuS. She said plans that have been postponed for Lake Davis include a fence along Honker Cove Road and the environmental analysis for a Frisbee golf course, something eagerly awaited by Frisbee golf enthusiasts. Forest Service law enforcement officers are investigating the incidents. Citations, 'which include damaging and removing government property, carry the standard criminal penalty of fines of up to $5,000 and six months in jail for each charge. The Forest Service can also pursue civil penalties aimed at recovering the cost of repairing the facilities. Other recreation sites in nearby national forests have also experienced thefts in recent months. Contact Troy Kimberling or Lisa Sedlacek at 836-2575 with any information about the theft or report anonymously using WeTIP at 800-78-CRIME (782-7463). For more information about camping and other recreational activities in the area, call the Beckwourth Ranger District office at 836-2575. Sierra Pacifi Foundation grants 203 scholarships The Sierra Pacific Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by the Emmerson family, recently marked its 34th year in granting scholarships to dependent children of Sierra Pacific Industries' employees. This year, 203 students will collectively receiv'e $518,542 to attend colleges, universities and trade schools during the 2013-14 school year. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for four years and are sometimes granted a fifth year based on their school and degree program. "Our family is very proud of our scholarship program and we view our awards as an investment in the future" said Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, foundation president. "Considering our current challenging economic times, we are especially pleased to help these outstanding young people further their education beyond high school and become tomorrow's leaders." The Sierra Pacific Foundation was founded in 1979 and to date has donated more than $5 million dollars in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the foundation contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates. The Sierra Pacific Foundation is also the primary Contributor for construction of the Ida Emmerson Hospice House that will be built in Eureka with a total contribution of $50o,000. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 10004 *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualified students. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 COLLEGE We don't have all the answers but we 'can help you .find your own. Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332,2754 or 283-4333 for information. Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center I OLD COIN COLLECTIONS... Pre-1965 Silver Coins, Proof Sets, Old Currency, Pre-1936 Silver Dollars, 10k-24k Gold, All Gold Coins FREE APPRAISALS CASH PAID We come to you Over'20 years in coin business References available Call 530-589-3585 leave message .or 530-370-0101 for appointment