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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Lucky dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fur. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Fatal accident on Highway 70; Highway now open

Feather Publishing
12/12/2010 Updated 9:30 a.m.
The roadway has been repaired and normal two-way traffic has been restored.

12/11/2010 Updated 12:00 p.m.
SR 70 remains under one way traffic control due to a large boulder blocking the westbound lane (see photos attached). Caltrans will go to a full closure to blast the boulder, planned for early this afternoon.

The victim of the accident is reported to be Judy Johnson of Greenville.
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Collision with falling rock kills van driver on Highway 70

12/11/2010 Updated 6:30 a.m.
One way controlled trraffic remains in effect at the site of the accident. CanTrans sent a geologist to the site to assess the damage. Crews worked through the night.

12/10/2010 Updated 4:30 p.m.
A female motorist driving an older model van was killed about 3 p.m. when her van struck a boulder that apparently tumbled onto Highway 70 about three miles east of Belden,in the Feather River Canyon.

Emergency personnel first on the scene performed CPR, but were unable to revive the victim.


According to Will Farris, Feather Publishing reporter on the scene, it appeared the victim was killed on impact. He described the boulder as looking more like a slab of the mountain.

The highway is open to one-way controlled traffic.

CalTrans engineers will have to assess the stability of the hillside as well as the integrity of the road bed which is thought to be heavily damnaged.

 


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