April 2020, Volume 3
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Plumas County News

4th of July Events

The Chamber is being contacted regularly about plans for our community's 4th of July events.  "Are they still happening?"

What we can say at this time is that the organizations that take part in putting on our 4th of July activities (Elks' Craft Fair, Almanor Recreation and Parks District's Fun Run, Chamber's Parade and Fireworks) continue to be hopeful making plans while we await word from our County and State.

Do rest assured that whatever the case, ingenuity and community spirit will prevail.

Job Board

Holiday Market
Now Accepting Applications
Apply at: https://www.shopholidaymarket.com/careers.html

Lake Almanor Country Club
Hiring a Exciting Senior Accountant/Controller Opportunity​. lacchoa.com.

SHD is Now Recruiting
More information at: senecahospital.org​
Turner Excavating
Looking for an experienced Loader Operator, MSHA training and quarry experience preferred.  Call our office or come by for an application or email resume to turnerexcavating@frontier.com. 3746 Big Springs Rd Hamilton Branch  (530) 596-3953. 

USDA: Forest Service 
Spring Fire Hire Open 


Street Rod Extravaganza

Elks Lodge 2626 will take over the annual Street Rod Extravaganza. With Linda Rouland and Wes Scott as co-chairs on the steering committee. Stay tuned for more information on this event! 

Chester Little League Update

Ryan Burnett

Dear Chester Little League Families,

I hope that all of you are well during this trying time. This coming Saturday would have been our opening day – I sure am missing baseball during all of this. We don’t yet have confirmation one way or another if there will be a Little League season this year and are awaiting further direction on how a refund of registration fees would work. Little League International has issued a statement urging all leagues to cease all activities thru May 11 and we plan to make a final decision on May 1.  We recognize that your circumstances may have been greatly altered since you signed your kid up to play this year. As such, for anyone that would like to be refunded their registration fees we will do so whether we have a season or not. But, we ask that you hold off until May 1 when we expect to have more direction from Little League and the online registration vendor on how we can streamline that process. We will be back in touch then. Stay Well,
Ryan Burnett – Chester Little League President.



Mountain Volunteer Project Services

Shopping Assistance with Curbside Pick-up. 
Chester Mail Pick-Up. 
Coffee & Kindness Support Group. 
info@mtvp.org or call (530) 264-5064

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.

Welcome to our Newest Members

The Walker Mansion Inn

Rob Hart

Gather Home
Rachelle McNutt

Almanor Basin
Katelyn Theobald

Pizza At The Branch
Christopher Chavez

Sierra's Fly & Tackle
Mark Guillory

Debbie Hensley, Christi Chase
278 Main Street, Chester​

Become a Member NOW!

Stuff You Should Know

You can also catch chamber updates on JDX FM93.3! 
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

Roadmap to Recovery, Plumas County Health & Sheriffs Department

Shop Online with My Town Local

Ordering on-line is second nature to all of us so why not “let your fingers do the walking” to the local shops, restaurants and businesses in our community.  

The Chamber of Commerce is rolling out  MY TOWN LOCAL  to make it easy and convenient to Shop Local and "Invest in Our Town".  

MY TOWN LOCAL is for Chamber member businesses who have on-line stores, or gift certificates for purchase.  We assist with messaging, showcase member videos, and will market the site to let everyone know that "our town is open for business" even if it is only virtually at the present.

Visit to find gift certificates and stores for shopping or just for information about services and/or products. Some places will have videos so check-in (often) and see your friends and most importantly . . . shop ‘til you drop!

Lake Almanor Jeopardy

Sharon Roberts

How Much Do You Know About the Lake Almanor Basin and Lassen Volcanic National Park?

What classic TV game show can you play with your family and friends? If you guessed "what do you know about Lake Almanor Jeopardy" then you are on the board! Test your local knowledge in categories such as history, golf and the Lassen Volcanic National Park with this fun online version of the game.

Play Online Now!

Chester Merchants Are Moving On Line

Chelssa Outland

Many of our local businesses are working on new ways to serve customers. Check out the new Chamber Store as a way to connect with the online purchasing options of local businesses.
 Visit Shop Lake Almanor 

If you are a local business member that would like to be listed here please contact us at 530.258.2426 or Info@lakealmanorarea.com

Lake On A Plate Cookbook Project

K. Sansone, Lake Almanor Community Foundation

The can-do spirit of fundraising for the Town Plaza in Chester continues despite “a glitch” we are experiencing. We still need your recipes and memory/anecdote about the recipe for the cookbook we are creating.  We are calling it Lake on a Plate, Treasured Recipes Celebrating the Seasons at Lake Almanor Basin.  The title offers some whimsy and also shares the tradition and family lifestyle we embrace and cherish at Lake Almanor.

We have decided to organize the book by seasons since what we serve and how we entertain varies from Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall since so much has to do with weather, family/friends and celebrations. 

To help with “the story”, here are some ideas from my stroll down memory lane. I have a picture of my parents’ pheasant hunting and with it, a recipe for Pheasant Stew. Another that I am sharing is a picture of my younger brother with a string of fish that he caught at Goodrich Creek and mom’s recipe for cooking up a batch of fresh trout.  Hope this helps inspire you to come up with some recipes and as Paul Harvey said share, “the rest of the story.”

Download Recipe Form Here

Please mail to LACF, PO Box 561, Chester, 96020 or email to lakealmanorlifestyles@gmail.com.

2020 Centennial Grand Marshal - John Sypher

Thank you to all those who submitted nominations for our 2020 Grand Marshal. Hands down, the nominations for this year's Grand Marshal favored one very special person...

John Sypher!

John taught at Chester Elementary School from 1959-1987. During that time he started and coached a 6th grade girls basketball team, which was unheard of in those days. ​He started an after school tumbling program, instructed and ran the afterschool Computer Program when the district received their first computers and continued to do this into his retirement. ​

"... his students will never will never forget how he touched their lives.

"Your greatest gift was you never gave up on kids".

"I strongly believe his legacy and community service to our town is unparalleled, ask any 40, 50, 60 or 70 year old who grew up in Chester." 

John bought comic books with his own money in order to help children who were struggling with reading, coached J.V. Football for the high school, and  established a summer camp program for children in the area which included:  ​Building stilts and teaching children to walk on them, establishing bicycle trail and road rides around the local area, with emphasis on nature, established art projects of all kinds supplying all the materials out of his own pocket.  And, in his spare time he coached a local woman's town baseball team.

John is also well know for his work at the Stover Mt. Ski Hill. It is said that from 1959 to 1987 he taught most of the children in Chester how to ski.  He instructed skiers at all levels, ​established a ski swap, collected equipment to make sure everyone who wanted to learn had equipment, held classes on the lawn of the High School in the evening for beginning skiers, maintained the lifts, equipment and grooming of the ski hill, procured the poma lift and snow packer for the hill, established a work program during the summer for those who could not afford a season ticket, and drove the district school bus to the ski hill on weekends for free in order to save the district money and assure children could get to the ski area. 

In 2015 a former student gave a scholarship to the Chester High School Alumni in John Sypher's name to be presented to a graduate going into teaching.

John's legacy is the lives of the children he touched. 

CES Reaches Out!

Thank you CES and staff for the care and support you offer to the youth of our community! 

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Town Chatter - April 2020, Volume 3