April 2020, Volume 2
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Canyon Dam Boat Ramp Re-Opened

Canyon Dam Boat Launch was closed on April 17 and then re-opened the next day!  We thank our County leaders, Sheriff's Department, Shane Starr of Doug LaMalfa's Office and the National Forest Service for working together to make something happen that makes sense for recreation for our community!

All are asked to be responsible and respectful while launching your boat.  Keep your distance from each other while using the ramp.  Our Sheriff's Department will be on patrol to help our community stay safe while still having access to recreational facilities.
Photo courtesy of Action News Now.​

Messages of Hope & Faith

Though not meeting in churches at this time, our Faith Community continues to share messages of hope and faith during these unprecedented times.  Click on their web site to see how to take part in their Sunday On-Line Worship Wervices, or how to access past messages. 

Lake Almanor Community Church 
Email: lacc@lakechurch.life
Mobile App Available

Mount Lassen Community Church
Email: info@mtlassencommunitychurch.org
Mobile App Available

St. Andrews Church
Email: Office@StandrewsAlmanor.org

The listed church organizations are members of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Mountain Volunteer Project Services

Shopping Assistance with Curbside Pick-up. Holiday Market. Mon. Wed. Fri. 9 - 11. Call or email your order in advance the day before by 4 PM or drive through and give your order to volunteers that day. Free Service. Donations accepted. info@mtvp.org or call (530) 264-5064

Chester Mail Pick-Up. Chester Post Office. Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 am. Call or email your Name, Phone Number, PO BOX number, and the car you will be driving (make/model/color) no later than 2:00 pm on Monday for pickup on Tuesday morning, and no later than 2pm on Wednesday for pickup on Thursday morning.  Free Service. Donations accepted.  info@mtvp.org or call (530) 264-5064

Coffee & Kindness Support Group. A Free Support Group for any Adults (18 years or older) in the Greater Plumas/Lassen area. First meeting Monday April 13, 2020 at 10 AM  Zoom Meeting (Online) or by Phone.  Free Service. Donations Accepted. Sign up on-line here OR email info@mtvp.org or call (530) 264-5064

Burn Permits for 2020

Did you know you can get your burn permit online at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov . Fast & easy!
Click here for more information on Burn Permit Requirements.
Required May 1st 

School Updates

Chester Plumas Charter School staff and faculty are continuing to support and encourage students and their parents through distant academic learning, online live enrichment classes and social virtual meetings. The social and emotional well-being of students during this time is at the forefront for the staff as they look into ways to offer assistance. At this time, remote learning will likely continue through the end of the school year. Families interested in enrolling their children for the 2020-2021 academic school year are encouraged to contact the school at 530-258-3365.

Plumas Unified School District Friday Night Lights, lets light up our towns to honor the class of 2020. Friday April 24th at 8:20pm we will light up the high school, and ask everyone, business and homes, to turn on their outdoor lights and keep them on for 20 minutes to honor the seniors of the class of 2020. 

Products Approved by EPA for Use Against COVID-19

The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has compiled a list of products that have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for  use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This product list is not exhaustive but can be used by business  owners, health professionals, and the public to identify products suitable for use during the COVID-19 situation. 

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Your Chamber Membership Is Driving Our Community

We are so thankful for those businesses and organizations who have maintained their Chamber Membership through-out the years.  It is because of you, we are able to serve.

We understand that these are these uncertain times.  When your annual membership renewal becomes due, please consider how important the Chamber is to the health of our community and businesses.  We can work with you with payment options. Please reach out and let us assist.  Info@LakeAlmanorArea.com.

We also welcome the following new members!

Lake Almanor Community Foundation

Walker Mansion Inn 

Gather Home

California Department of Consumer Affairs 

Pizza At The Branch

Become a Member

Webinar Thursday April 23rd

UPS & SBA Webinar:
Tips & Information for
Small Businesses During
the Coronavirus

Stuff You Should Know

Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street.  We are currently meeting via Zoom

The Chamber's Community Calendar is open to all. Submitting your events is easy. CLICK HERE. Go to the bottom of the page and look for SUBMIT HERE.
Lake Almanor Area Chamber
278 Main St., Chester
P.O. Box 1098  96020

Plumas County News

Understanding the Economic Impact of COVID-19 to Plumas County

Amy Velazquez, Alliance for Workforce Development

Understanding the Economic Impact to Plumas County As a Result of COVID-19

*Live Webcast with Economist, Dr. Robert Eyler*
April 23rd at 1:00p.m.

Brought to you by Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. and Chabin Concepts

Please register in advance for this webinar at:
Alliance for Workforce Development and Chabin Concepts are working with many organizations throughout our service area to provide economic information as it relates to the impact of COVID-19.   We are inviting you to a free webinar with Robert Eyler, Ph.D. who is the Dean of the School of Extended and International Education, Professor of Economics, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Sonoma State University, and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc. 

Dr. Eyler will help provide clarity on the economy, consequences of disruption and potential recovery timelines through these quickly changing times.  The goal is to connect the impact of these challenging times to our local communities. We hope you can join!

Golf Courses to Open May 1

With modifications to keep golfers safe and sensible our local Golf Courses have been given the "go ahead" to open May 1.  

Take-Out Tuesday - #CATakeOutTuesday

Lisa May, Shasta Cascade Wonderland Assoc.

If your business is offering take out, delivery or other services you would like us to push out on our social media please email me a link to your social posts and we will be happy to share on our channels. Visit California might pick-up your posts if you #CATakeoutTuesday.

This Visit California social campaign is aimed at encouraging Californians to order takeout from their favorite restaurants every Tuesday.  Please share this hashtag with dining businesses that need exposure as this could help in the long run.

If you have any questions I am available by phone or email, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
1699 Hwy 273, Anderson CA 96007
Phone: (530) 917-4140
lisa@shastacascade.org | www.shastacascade.com

COVID-19 Advice From a Psychologist

Unknown Author - But Good Advice

Advice from a psychologist:

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all.


1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.

2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time to do a bath or a facial. Put on some bright colors. It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.

3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes. If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and avenues. If you are high risk or living with those who are high risk, open the windows and blast the fan. It is amazing how much fresh air can do for spirits.

4. Find some time to move each day, again daily for at least thirty minutes. If you don’t feel comfortable going outside, there are many YouTube videos that offer free movement classes, and if all else fails, turn on the music and have a dance party!

Continued - Advice Tips 5 - 25

Thank You To MVP Volunteers For COVID-19 Services

Matt Moore

Our community has a growing number of residents 65 years or older that are all high risk during this crisis  This is the population we desire to protect. Stepping up to assist our vulnerable population during the COVID-19 crisis are the growing members of the Mountain Volunteer Project - MVPs.  Here we recognize this growing group,  give them a heart-felt thank you and share how you can get involved.
Creating a community where it is easy to Reach Out, Connect, & Take Part.
Matt Moore - Volunteer Coordinator/Sierra Hospice
Susan Bryner - Phone Line Coordinator/Volunteer Recruiter
Jerri Nielsen - Safety Protocols/Covid-19 Healthcare Liaison
Kristen Montgomery - Shopper/Covid-19 Healthcare Liaison
Jobana Townsend - Volunteer Recruiter/Food Pantry
Chelssa Outland - Media/Chamber of Commerce ED
Kari Delacour - Shopping Assistance
Sean Delacour - Post Office
Laurie Wann - Shopper
Suzan Bengard - Shopper/Phone Intake
Tami DeJong - Phone Intake
Jan Davies - Phone Intake
Pam Birdsall - Phone Intake
Leslie Widmayer - Phone Intake
Ginger Stratford - Volunteer Masks
Annika Bengaard​ - Shopper
Nina Peay - Shopper/Chester Wellness
Dawn Gray - Shopper
Lee Perry - Deliveries 
Stephanie Preston - Support Group Coordinator​
John Cox - Shopper, Deliveries

Creating a community where it is easy to Reach Out, Connect, & Take Part.

Mountain Volunteer Project services are free to all those in need.  Donations are always accepted so that we can make sure our volunteers have the resources they need to serve.

Become a Mountain Volunteer ​



SHD Thanks

Lyndsey Theobald

We want to thank everyone for their continued support and generosity during this time. From businesses who have shown so much kindness towards our healthcare workers with special discounts and free coffees, to everyone who has dropped off donations, supplies and homemade masks. We couldn’t do this without you and we appreciate you all so much!

Thank you,

Business Feature

Rachelle McNutt

Gather Home at 138 Willow Street Chester

Until the front doors can be open daily....
shop accessories online at 
www.gatherhome.shop where they offer LOCAL Store to Door Delivery! 

Call: 530-249-4932. 
Email: info@gatherhome.shop 

Rachelle McNutt & Cathy Michaels have enjoyed the projects that they have worked already here in the Lake Almanor Basin! They are ready to help you too! Everyone is spending more time at home.
Let them know what room you are working on and send pictures with a list of your needs.  They are offering solid wood bedroom sets, Stearns & Foster Mattresses, Rize Adjustable bed frames, Klaussner Indoor/ Outdoor Custom Furniture and tons MORE! They can't wait to have a Grand Opening SOON! 

Until they can visit  at In- Home Appointments and have you in show you the showroom... 
Like & Follow them on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM. 
https://www.facebook.com/gatherhome.shop PM on Facebook is great also!   

Gather Home is so happy to be part of such a strong community with great values and support.  They are ready to help you get set up for a new daily routine in your home, get ready for when things go back to a more normal pace or SET UP THE CABIN for an AWESOME SUMMER! Take the time to get set up with help! 

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Town Chatter - April 2020, Volume 2