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4B Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Lost control Steven Aviles, 45, of Grizzley Flats, was driving westbound on Highway 70 in a loaded log truck June 1. About 3 p.m., approximately one mile west of Rich Bar in the Feather River Canyon, Aviles lost control of his rig wllen his right tires traveled off the pavement. Aviles attempted to bring the logging truck under control and back onto the road; however, the log dolly jackknifed, forcing the tractor to overturn and collide with the north side rock embankment, dropping the load and blocking both lanes. Passersby assisted Aviles from the vehicle and celled 911. A Forest Service crew from Engine 25 treated Aviles until an ambulance from Plumas District Hospital could transport him for minor injuries. The accident effectively closed Highway 70 for about two hours. A small amount of diesel spilled from a ruptured fuel tank. Quincy Fire Department personnel (below) stood by as the wrecked tractor was cleared. Firefighters waited to clean up the small amount of diesel fuel spilled from a ruptured fuel tank. Photos by Will Farris Relatively calm Memorial Day v eeKena statistics Joshua Sebold Staff Writer Local law enforcement of- ficials agreed this Memori- al Day weekend represent- ed a relatively calm and positive holiday experience compared to prior years. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said he thought "people were generally very well be- haved," and Quincy Area California Highway Patrol Officer Kassandra Dimag- gio said the-three-day week- end was "definitely" better than last year: Dimaggi0 said :::that statewide road fatalities were down by more than half, from 23 to 11, while arrests for driving over the influence were up by nearly 100. She said the Quincy area had two DUI arrests, two traffic collisions and no fa- talities. Hagwood said no prob- lems were reported at the recreation areas, as the weather kept people in- doors, and even areas like Frenchman Lake, which was filled with campers, had very few issues. He added that the sher- iWs office was beginning to patrol Forest Service camp- grouds,:s  t.laey ,0Pened throughout the county. " Moving Life Forward Accessible Van Conversions Sales- Rentats -- Service Toll Free 888-852-6981 6550 Freeport Blvd. Ste A Sacramento, CA 95822 PET ANNOUNCEMENTS - BIRTHS, OBITUARIES, I'N MEMORIAMS, BIRTHDAYS, CONTEST WINNERS, ETC. Elly's Knight Mare Lady Elysees of Butterfly Valley andGalustrus Knight of Rogue River, Ore., welcomed Ells'ight Mare Aug. 8, 2007, during a home birth a6.a]tterfly Valley. The newborn measueces t the withers. Maternal grandpar:Dorothy and Dennis Miller of Butterfly Valley. ' Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Gordon Westergard of Rogue Riven Ore. Great grandmother is Donna Miller of Quincy. Elly's joins sibling Andy, 11. Obituary Brutis "Big Boy" Smith Brutis Smith, age 12, wen&great mousehunt in ttae sky Aug. 6, 2007.  [ He enjyed nap4rwn chair, fresh water, and investigating the neltt' yards for treats. He was a great guard cat, chasing dogs from the front yard. He is survived by his sister, Freda, friend Bo, ,and human servants Steve and Ellen Smith. For more information, call: Feather River Bulletin 283-O8OO Indian Valley Record 258-3115 Chester Progressive 258-3115 I Lassen County Times 257-5321 Westwood PinePress 258-3115 Port'ola Reporter 832-4646 LAW, from page 3B Justifiable Rush: In Portola, CHP reported a DUI driver go- ing up and down South Gulling Street about 50 mph. A deputy located the vehicle and the suspects advised they had a medical emergency and would keep the speed down. CHP REPORT Collision with bicycle, May 30 Rachel Davis, 19, of Quincy, was traveling southbound on Fairgrounds Road in a 2000 Ford Explorer, stopped at the posted stop sign at the inter- section of East Main Street. A minor, 12, of Quincy was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of East Main Street approa.ching the intersection of Fairgrounds Road. The CHP reported Davis be- gan making a right hand turn from Fairgrounds Road onto East Main Street just as the minor was passing in front of her vehicle. Davis struck the minor with the front of her vehicle and knocked him and the bicycle to the ground. The minor was dragged a short distance by the vehicle until the vehicle had stopped. After the impact, Davis backed the vehicle up, saw the minor and parked her ve- hicle. The minor was taken to Plumas District Hospital for minor injuries. Too fast, May 30 Hollie Bottoset, 47, of Reno, Nev., was driving a 2003 :Harley,Dvidson northbound Custom Designed to Meet Your Needs GARAGE, SHOP, WAREHOUSE, MINI STORAGE, HAY BARN, HORSE BARN, HANGAR Now Offering Metal Roofing, Remodeling & Restoration Sewing Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties 630-620-6667 Older Man Defeats Younger Man BEXAR.COUNTY After using Thera-Gcsic pain creme on a sore back muscle, Tom W. acccptcd an arm wrestling challcngc from a young mulcman at a local tavern. Within seconds, the young whippcr snapper's am was flat, according to scvcn patroas. When sked to explain the strength, hc painlcssly rcplicd "npnc of your dang business!" Go painlesslyF Compare, Win and Save with Thera-Gesic I: OLD COIN COLLECTIONS... i!! 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Rock, June 2 Lynn Correll, 31, of Portola, was traveling eastbound on Gold Lake Highway, one ile west of Frazier Falls Road, in her 2001 Kia Sportage at a stated speed of 35 - 45 mph when she heard a noise com- ing from her car. Correll began to slow and pull right when she observed a large rock. The right front wheel of the vehicle struck the rock and she continued traveling in-an easterly direc- tion when the right side of her vehicle struck a metal guardrail. Passersby stopped to assist Correll; she and the vehicle were driven into Graeagle. Correll was taken to East- ern Plumas Medical Center and then transferred to Renown for moderate in- juries. Fishtail, June 2 Zachary Clift, 22, of Chico was driving a 1984 Toyota pickup westbound on Mt. Hough Road at a stated speed of 25 mph. He stated he negoti- ated a left turn in the/'oad and lost control of his vehicle as it began to fishtail. Clift could not regain con- trot of his vehicle and it slid off the road into a tree before coming to rest facing in a westerly direction. Clift transported himself to Plumas District Hospital for minor injuries to his left foot. Deer Herd, June 3 Robert Scherpf, 48, of Reno, Nev., was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on US 395 at 65 mph, just south of Red Rock Road, when he observed a small group of deer in the northbound lane. CHP reported Scherpf abruptly steered his vehicle to the left to avoid hitting the deer. As he was passing by the herd, a deer ran into the right side of his vehicle. Scherpf made an*abrupt right hand turning movement that caused his vehicle to skid and rotate in a clockwise direc- tion into the west guardrail. Scherpf was unharmed. Dr. Larry Holcomb, Ed. D. MFT Clinical Hypnosis for Stress Management Smoking -Weight Loss -. 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