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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 5A A California Highway Patrol vehicle is badly damaged after a fleeing man driving a stolen Caltrans snowplow intentionally backed into it during a chase.Photo courtesy California Highway Patrol PLOW, from page 1A "He appeared to know how to drive it." Urban turned the snowplow onto Highway 89 and headed south. At one point, he came to a complete stop, put the truck into reverse and intentionally backed into a pursuing CHP vehicle. He then continued south. As Urban approached the junction of highways 89 and 70 (known as the Greenville Wye), Caltrans placed two unoccupied snowplows across the road in an attempt to stop him. Urban smashed through the two snowplows and turned west on Highway 70. Eventually the damaged stolen snowplow became disabled and stopped near Paxton. Urban was taken into custody and arrested on charges of DUI, auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property and vandalism. Urban was also suspected of stealing the truck that was stuck in the snow before he stole the snowplow. Despite the collisions, no motorists, CHP officers or Caltrans personnel were injured. Edwards said that was extremely fortunate, especially considering the snowy conditions. "We were lucky that there wasn't a lot of traffic on the roadways," Edwards said. "And most of the traffic was locals who know the roads." Edwards said the loss of the snowplows was obviously a major setback. "It was critical," he said. "Because we needed every snowplow we had that night, and we lost three." WASSAIL, from page 1A for the nomination was its "outstanding service and incredible food." "I feel this is due to (Bauer's) high standard and expectations for her staff to present the best possible product to the public of Quincy and surrounding areas," wrote one person who nominated the business. "(Bauer) and her crew are always willing to help with community events and they are open when they need to be to service visitors and locals with high quality food and service," read the other nomination for The Knook. John and Kitty Gay were nominated for their exemplary volunteer work in Quincy. In the nomination form, the writer praised both of the Gays' commitment to helping others. If ixrlc:='nnnfo 11f in fhP nomination form that Kitty and John are both committed to the Community Assistance Network. Kitty, with John's active participation, also organizes the annual Methodist Church's Fall Dinner and Spring Tea, both of which benefit various community groups. John, who is a captain for the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department, also clears driveways of snow for those in his neighborhood that are unable to do it themselves. It was also mentioned that both the Gays constantly help people who are ill, in need of transportation or just need someone by their side. "John and Kitty go out of their way to consistently help individuals," the nomination read. :=, Krissy Bauer, owner of The Knook, is handed the Business of the Year banner by Holly Callahan, owner of last year's Business of the Year, Pangaea Caf and Pub. Photos by James Wilson John and Kitty Gay hold up the certificate they received for being named Citizens of the Year. The certificate was presented to them by last year's recipient, Kris Miravalle. F"OR HOUDAW 4 We have GIFT CERTIFICATES for everyone on your list! 50% OFF' on all Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories Great Northern Hair Co. 1690 E. Main St., Quincy 283-3302 t i