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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter 4B Wednesday, July 21, 2010 LAW, from page 3B approximately 30 mph. According to CHP, Hall saw Betty Moura, 65, of Quincy, SHEPJFF'S was stopped in the westbound BLOTTER lane of SR-70, making a left turn in a 2010 Subaru Forester. Rock, July 9 Hall applied his vehicles Shellie Posch, 28, of West- brakes in an attempt to slow wood, was driving a 1993 Toy- his vehicle but did not slow ota Camry, northbound on SR- in time and turned his vehi- 89 north of Greenville-Wolf cle to the right to avoid collid- Creek Road, at a stated speed of ing with Moura. 55 mph, proceeding straight. Hall's vehicle traveled past Due to Posch's alleged un- Moura's vehicle on the right safe speed, she couldn't stop and the left outside mirror of before the right front of the Hall's vehicle collided with the vehicle collided with a sta- right rearofMoura's vehicle. tionary rock that was in the Hall's vehicle came to rest northbound lane of SR-89. 'on the north shoulder of SR- Posch stopped her vehicle 'on 70 and Moura's vehicle came the east shoulder on SR-89 in to rest in the westbound lane a northerly direction, of SR-70. Both vehicles were Posch sustained minor in- facing westbound. juries due to the airbag de- There were no injuries. ploying. Unsafe speed, July 9 Bryce Butko, 18, of Verdi, Nev., was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer westbound on Dixie Valley Road, west of French- man Lake Road. CHP reported Butko was traveling too fast for the con- ditions present. Butko lost control of the vehicle, caus- ing it to leave the roadway on the south shoulder, where the front collided with a tree. Butko received minor in- juries and his two passengers received major injuries. All were transferred to Renown Medical Center. Collision, July 9 William Hall. 66, of Or- angevale, was driving a 2007 Honda CRV westbound on SR- 70, just west of West's Ranch Road, at fi stated speed of Gravel doesn't mix, July 13 James Skow, 68, of Quincy was driving a 1986 Harley Davidson RS westbound on Antelope Road. Skow was ap- proaching a left hand turn when he noticed a gravel spot in the middle of the road in front of him. CHP determined Skow tried to drive to the right of the gravel, steered too far to the right and couldn't com- plete the rest of the left hand turn. He applied the brakes and slid on the loose gravel near the shoulder. The vehicle fell over onto its left side. Skow and his pas- senger, Rhonda Skow, 59, also of Quincy, fell to the ground and were ejected from the ve- hicle. Skow sustained major in- juries and his passenger sus- tained moderate injuries. Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor After a treating a rash of dogs with rattlesnake bites at the beginning of the month, Indian Valley veterinarian Doyle Rolston found himself giving vaccines as well. "I've never had so many cas- es so early in the year," he said. In one week, he treated four dogs from different communi- ties with rattlesnake bites and was called about another who never made it in for help. If a dog is bitten by a rat- tlesnake, there will be a fast and painful swelling of the bite area, which may be fol- lowed by other symptoms, in- cluding trouble or a stoppage of breathing if the bite was near the face or head and shock; uncontrolled bleeding and death may occur due to the nature of the Venom. The venom of most rat- tlesnakes found in California will attack the circulatory system, except for the Mo- have rattlesnake, whose ven- om causes paralysis. Antivenin treatment is avail- able, although it must be done within a few short hours and is very expensive, more than $500. The antivenin treatment may be problematic as well, es- pecially for dogs with immune system or allergy problems. There is now a vaccine available for about $26 that is supposed to reduce the onset and severity of the most common rattlesnake bite symptoms, not the paralysis, though veterinary treatment at the time is also recom- mended. Another option, maybe one to use in combination with an annual vaccine, is rattlesnake aversion training, which has been available to local resi- dents in recent years through Community Training Net- work of Quincy. Network Director Karen Hayden organizes annual aversion training with ex- perts from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. There were aversion sessions over the Father's Day weekend in June, and there is a possibili- ty of another one in August, though it wasn't confwmed yet. The cost in June was $65 per dog, or $50 for a refresher or four or more dogs. Those interested in the aversion training may call Karen Hayden at 283-4789. Northern rattlesnakes are out and active, now the weather is warmer. A muzzle is placed over its head before aversion train- ing with dogs. Photos by Alicia Knadler Old Timers Day Coors Light Country Night - 8pm Sponsored by D&L Distributing ADMISSION: Festival ........ s32 Box .......... s27 Handicap ..... s25 Reserve ...... =22 General ....... Sl 7 through JULY 25th TUESDAY, JULY 20'" Miss Lassen County * 8 PM Sponsored by BillingTon Ace Hardware, Banner Lassen Medical Center, Realty World and Beauty Corral, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST Special People's Day USO Show - 7PM Sponsored by Lassen County Federal Credit Union. THURSDAY, JULY 22"D Kiddies Day 12 yr & Under FREE Admission. 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