Single vehicle rollover on Highway 70
Emergency crews move a woman to an ambulance at the scene of a single-car rollover accident on westbound Highway 70, about nine miles west of Quincy, on Thursday afternoon. The unidentified woman, who appeared to be in her 50s or 60s, was conscious and talking after being extricated from the late-model Subaru. Crews used the “Jaws of Life” to cut the woman from the wreckage. Highway 70 was closed to most traffic during the rescue process. The cause of the accident was unknown as of late Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dan McDonald
Chester pavement restoration project to begin soon
Aug. 2, 2012 — Caltrans and contractor Hat Creek Construction anticipate construction to begin on the Chester Pavement Restoration project in mid-August.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, motorists will see preliminary work taking place, which could include short lane closures between 5:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., with minimal delays of up to five minutes.
The $3 million project will restore pavement on State Route (SR) 36 in Plumas County, from the overflow drainage canal through Chester, to the causeway across Lake Almanor. Construction completion is expected in November 2012.
The project will consist of a "Cold in Place Recycle Process,” which takes existing pavement and reuses it as part of the base material prior to paving.
The recycling process saves costs that would typically occur from grinding the existing pavement and disposing of the material as waste.
The new recycled material becomes the new base material for placing the new “Hot Mix Asphalt,” adding an additional structural section to the roadway.
This new structural section will last longer and require less maintenance in future years.
Hospital celebrates healthy balance sheet
The year-end figures are in and Eastern Plumas Health Care administrators are pleased with what they see.
“I’m really proud of this; we did it,” said Jeri Nelson, the district’s chief financial officer.
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Inspiration through an ‘Art Tour’ around the lake
Samantha P. Hawthorne
In 2004, Lake Almanor Community Foundation (LACF) formed “Art Around the Lake” as a way to promote cultural activities in the Basin community.
By 2010, the event had become a great success, and the LACF decided to transfer ownership of the venue to the artists of Feather River Fine Arts Guild. The nonprofit group put its touch on the event and changed the name to “Art Tour.”
This year’s event was held July 21 and included 10 locations spread throughout the Basin. Thirty-one different artists showcased their work on this delightfully sunny day.
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Local anglers cast their lines to ‘Fish for a Wish’
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Saturday, Aug. 4, will be a day of excitement and inspiration when anglers go head-to-head at the eighth annual Fish for a Wish tournament.
The tournament, which is held at Big Cove Resort and Marina, raises funds to help fulfill the wishes of terminally ill children.
At the young age of 13, A.J. Casella founded the tournament after witnessing the amazing impact a wish could have on a child. He immediately decided to dedicate the tournament to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Read more: Local anglers cast their lines to ‘Fish for a Wish’