June 2020, Volume 2
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Job Board

EJ's Quality Doors is looking for experienced garage door installer/window installer with a valid drivers license. Email resume to ejdoors@outlook.com or call 530-258-9566 for more information. 

Plumas PInes Resort has the following job openings send your resume to plumaspinesresort@gmail.com.

Store Clerk            Housekeeper
Marina Attendant   Bartender
Server                   Prep Cook
Line Cook              Dishwasher

Coldwell Banker has openings for Real Estate Agents, or those interested in becoming an agent, AND House Cleaners for the Summer Season.  Call Susan 530-588-3799

Carol's Prattville Cafe
Experience line cook position available.
Call (530) 259-2464 ask for Nanny
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Diversified Resources 
Hiring full time equipment operator
Please CALL (530) 375-7711 for more information

Holiday Market

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

Karen's Deli

Karens Deli 
Now looking for a line cook.
Contact: 530.596.4505

Lake Almanor Country Club 
Bookkeeper Position 
Server Position 
Security Gate 
Security Patrol 
hrpr@lacchoa.com or click for more information

Olah Construction 
 Call 530-258-4810 for more information 


Add your job posting by emailing info@lakealmanorarea.com

Lassen National Forest Press Release

Lassen National Forest limits use of motor vehicles on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

Click here to read full release 

Census 2020. Keep Our County Counted!

Now more than ever, our response to the 2020 Census matters. If you haven’t responded, please do so today.  Census results inform planning and funding decisions for such critical public services as hospitals and health care, emergency and disaster response, schools and education programs, transportation funding, and businesses and economic development.


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 are thankful to those members that have been able to renew memberships during this time! 

Carol's Cafe & Deli-Prattville
Judd Hanna
Sage Creek Insurance Services
Chester Public Utility District

Sports Nut
North Shore Campground
Sierra Hospice

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

Sierra's Fly & Tackle
Mark Guillory
Join Date: 04/24/2020

Debbie Endsley
Join Date: 04/29/2020

Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626
Terry Parsons
Join Date: 05/09/2020

Timber House Brewing & Lodge
Berton Bertagna
Join Date: 05/20/2020

Staging Partners
Sharron Ames
Join Date: 05/26/2020

Become a Member NOW!

Mountain Valley Living

Mountain Valley Living is now offering online monthly publications 


Alan Reeder

Greetings CES Families,

As we continue our work on preparing for our 2020-2021 school year, we would greatly appreciate your input on our brief 9 question survey regarding distant learning vs at school learning, masks, health checks, etc. Your feedback is important and will help guide us through this challenging process of re-opening our schools next fall. Please follow the link below to gain access to the survey.

Thanks for your time,

CES Spring 2020 Survey - reopening schools

About Us

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 has an open Director position. Think about taking part in shaping a community that is growing and getting stronger. Reach out to our President or one of our Directors to learn more about this great opportunity to serve. Board of Directors

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

The Lake Almanor Experience Raffle

Plumas County COVID Update

Lori Beatley

Stage 3 Press Release

June 6. State Issues Guidance for Stage 3 Businesses and Activities.  See Stage 3 Press Release Here

Drive Thru COVID Testing

There will be Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing available in Plumas County this week June 10. The location is at Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy.
This service is being provided under contract by California Department of Public Health with Verily and Team Rubicon.  Sierra County Public Health is partnering in support of these events. See attached flyers and image files for posting and sharing. The information is also on the Plumas County Website at www.plumascounty.us.

In order to be tested, on-line registration and scheduling of an appointment is required. Registration opens on Monday, June 8 after 12:00 pm.https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/
  • No walk-ups Drive-Thru ONLY
  • You need to be at least 18 years old to participate. No other criteria is required.
  • Your test results will take 2 to 5 days. You will be notified via email or phone.
 The more test results we can collect, the better understanding we will have of the prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities.  


Dad Stuff You Should Know

Father's Day History

The U.S. Father’s Day was actually conceived by a woman named Sonora Dodd in Seattle when she was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. Dodd wanted a day to honor her father who raised his six children alone after his wife passed away. The first celebration was in 1910.

A Few Cool Dad Stories

Halsey Taylor invented the drinking fountain in 1912 as a tribute to his father, who succumbed to typhoid fever after drinking from a contaminated public water supply in 1896.

A.A. Milne created Winnie the Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin. Pooh was based on Robin's teddy bear, Edward, a gift Christopher had received for his first birthday, and on their father/son visits to the London Zoo, where the bear named Winnie was Christopher's favorite. Pooh comes from the name of Christopher's pet swan.

‚ÄčThe Stevie Wonder song "Isn't She Lovely" is about his newborn daughter, Aisha. If you listen closely, you can hear Aisha crying during the song.

Super Important "Dad" Trivia

In the underwater world of the seahorse, it's the male that gets to carry the eggs and birth the babies. 

According to a 2014 Psychological Science study, it is suggested that dads who perform more chores at home are likely to have daughters with dreams of higher paying careers.

Ribbon Cutting

Mark your calendars for the Ribbon Cutting of the Timber House Lodge!
Thursday, June 25th 5:00-7:00pm

4th of July 2020 Business Challenge

Events Canceled

After much discussion with our County Officials, and waiting as long as possible for some hoped for change in status, we have regretfully canceled our 4th of July activities, the Reverse Parade and Fireworks Spectacular.  Though we had maintained hope that some things might be feasible, it just is not the case yet, and will not be by the 4th.
We are hopeful that those recreating in our area understand and will continue to enjoy the fact that we are open, that our businesses are happy to see and serve them, and that by being pro-active and safe, we will continue to be so.

Now the Challenge is On!

We have been notified by some of our Chamber Businesses that since the Reverse Parade is not to happen, they intend to "decorate to the hilt".  And, oh dear, they are challenging others to do the same ....kind of personally.  The first challenge appeared on Facebook this week.  Coldwell Banker Kehr/O'Brien (Chester Office) challenged Plumas Bank to a decorate-off.  Will they accept?  Follow our Facebook page to see their answer!

Local Business Survival Kit

34th Street Rod Info

George Grams

Plans continue for the 34th Annual Street Rod Extravaganza, scheduled for Saturday September 12th at Chester Community Park, presented by the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626. As so many other car shows in the region have been cancelled, our event has turned into ... The Little Car Show That Could. Although hard to predict in these uncertain times, there seems a good likelihood that we could have a big turnout.
The event will have some new additions to include the Friday night Taco Dinner, Saturday morning Pancake Breakfast, BBQ Lunch at the event, free popcorn and face painting for kids, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and of course, beautiful cars of every vintage.
Public admission is free. To register for the event, go to www.lakealmanorarea.com/streetrad. For questions, please contact Event Coordinator, George Grams at 530.519.6428.

Download Printable Flyer & Registration Form 

State of the Lake Survey


Sierra Institute and Feather River Land Trust are teaming up to bring you a digital version of their State of the Lake event. This summer, they plan to convene a series of panels with local experts who will share important updates about trends in forest management, watershed health, wildfire mitigation, and water quality among other topics that affect our quality of life. But to make these events the best they can be, they need your input. Please take a moment to answer these 3 questions to assist them.

Seneca Health District Covid Update

Who Are These Masked People?

As of last Thursday Seneca has resumed their outpatient surgery services. The walk-in clinic is also open for your non-emergency care (M-F 8am – 5pm).

Read Seneca's Full Update

Caltrans to construct extension to Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

Almanor Recreation & Parks District

On May 13, 2020, the California Transportation Commission approved the proposed 2020 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) for the “West Almanor Project”. It was submitted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The SHOPP includes pavement rehabilitation along State Route (SR) 89 between SR 147 at Canyon Dam and SR 36, west of Chester. The project also includes the construction of a separated, paved, class I bike path along the east side of SR 89 within the portion of the Caltrans right-of-way near the Lake. The bike path will extend the existing Lake Almanor Recreation Trail (LART) another 3.7 miles northward from the Forest Service trailhead south of the Almanor West subdivision to Forest Service Road 28N82 near the SR 36 intersection. This SHOPP project includes planning, engineering and design, and construction activities for rehabbing the highway and creating the bike path during 2020 to 2024.

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Town Chatter - June 2020, Volume 2