July 2020, Volume 1
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Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Seneca July 7

Seneca Health District

We will be hosting our first Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at SHD next Tuesday, July 7 from 9AM – 11AM.
Registration is Thursday, July 2 from 9am – 2pm. To register call 530-283-6119. Individuals must register to be tested during this event. For more details click here or on this flier.

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Plumas County News

Job Board

The Timber House Lodge has position openings for Housekeeping. Great year-round employment.  Call today 530-570-8011.

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

Carol's Prattville Cafe
Experience line cook position available.
Call (530) 259-2464 ask for Nanny
No photo description available.
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

An Idea We Love!

Light Parade on the Lake! 

Dear Lake Almanor Area, 

We have received a request from a Susan Hebert who is trying to get word out about a light up parade on the lake. 

"We would like other boat owners to light up their boats and do a light parade around the peninsula on the night of July 4th.   We feel this would instill a similar holiday spirit for the community to that of the fireworks and enable those in their boats to maintain social distancing while enjoying the lake." ~ Susan Hebert

If you would like more information on this click here to email Susan.


Peninsula Fire Sirens To Host Patriotic Parking Lot Sale

Patriotic Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, July 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Featured will be great furniture, lovely large items and a good selection of books. The Thrift Shop will be closed. Volunteers and shoppers are required to follow Covid 19 regulations by wearing masks and practice social distancing. Your safety is important to everyone.
Day passes will be issued at the Clifford Gate. 
Thanks, Mary Lou Hayward

Your Chamber Membership Is Driving Our Community

Just a friendly reminder, Chamber Memberships are coming due July 1st.
You can always mail in your membership dues to PO Box 1198, Chester Ca 96020 or you can also log into your Chamber account and pay online.

Click here to log on to pay!

If you do not know how to log into your chamber account please contact Chelssa at Chelssa@lakealmanorarea.com 

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! 

Sports Nut
North Shore Campground
Lake Almanor West Community Club
New York Life
Lassen Peak & jerri lee photography
Olah Construction
Chester Public Utility District

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

Common Good Plumas
Colleen McKeown
Join Date: 06/09/2020

Lake Almanor Boat & RV Storage
Pam & Joe Larusso
Join Date: 06/19/2020

Become a Member NOW!

Did You Know?

Chelssa Outland

I love shopping local and love handmade items. One of the shops I recently visited has a great selection of handmade jewelry.

Did you know that Donna, the owner of Dare to Be Dazzled makes many of her jewelry pieces? 

I truly recommend checking it out.

Lake Almanor Watershed Group Gazette

The Lake Almanor Watershed Group is proud to share the spring edition of their quarterly newsletter.

The Lake Almanor Experience Raffle

How it works! 
You can purchase tickets at Lake Almanor Ace Hardware, B&B Booksellers, Cravings, Coldwell Banker in Chester or online at www.lakealmanorarea.com/raffle. 
Tickets purchased online will be assigned a ticket number and all tickets will be placed into the bucket and we will draw tickets at the end of the day on July 8th!

Purchase Tickets Online 
Thank you Lake Bum Lake Wear for some additional donated items for this raffle! 

Thank you sponsors 
B&B Booksellers 
Gather Home 
The Sports Nut 
Sierra's Fly & Tackle
Lake Bum Lake Wear 
Lake Almanor Ace Hardware 


Gather Home Ribbon Cutting & Open House

 Friday July 3rd at 11:00am 
138 Willow St, Chester

Join us as we celebrate this NEW AMERICAN SMALL BUSINESS!

"Shorted a Ribbon Cutting in March so....
What better weekend than when we celebrate AMERICA?!?
You're Invited!!! See Future Posts for MORE Give Away details!

We will see you there!
It will be a great event to kick off your weekend!" ~ Gather Home 


Summer 2020 Poster

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber is hopeful that by sharing "things to do", from their members that our community and visitors will enjoy the summer safely, and not miss our area events quite so much!

Download a copy of our Summer 2020 Poster for your Business Today.


COVID-19 Press Release

Lori Beatley, Plumas County Health Dept.

Date: June 30, 2020
Lassen County has COVID-19 Outbreak in Local Prison with Ninth Case for Plumas County
Plumas County Public Health received notification from Lassen County of a positive COVID-19 test result for a resident in Eastern Plumas County related to a COVID-19 outbreak in the California Correction Center (CCC) in Lassen County. There is currently an outbreak of over 200 positive COVID-19 cases in the CCC. Lassen County Incident Command and the Lassen County Public Health Department continue to work with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to provide testing and supplies. Lassen County Public Health and CDCR worked together to test over 2,000 inmates and around 180 employees. CDCR is currently reporting numbers for inmate and staff positives on their website. To
verify information, use the links provided below.

Inmate Tracker - https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/population-status-tracking/
Employee Status - https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/cdcr-cchcs-covid-19-status/

The positive individual has symptoms and is currently self-isolating. An investigation is underway to determine if any other residents may have been exposed. Exposed residents identified during the investigation will be contacted by a member of the Public Health COVID-19 Response Team for further screening.


Additional recreation sites open on the Lassen National Forest

SUSANVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2020 — The Lassen National Forest (LNF) is opening additional developed facilities and sites to increase recreational opportunities for the public.  

The LNF is implementing Forest Order No. 06-20-08 to provide for the health and safety of the public and employees by keeping developed recreation sites, except those listed in Exhibit A, closed through November 11, 2020. This closure may be terminated or extended as conditions warrant.

Developed recreation sites (campgrounds, picnic areas, day-use sites, etc.), many of which draw large numbers of people and require significant management oversight during high-use conditions, will remain closed in an effort to protect the public and employees from the potential risk of coronavirus exposure.

"We continue to evaluate and prepare to open additional developed sites for the season while ensuring the safety and well-being of the public, employees, partners, and volunteers," said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF. "We suggest that visitors follow CDC guidance on masks and social distancing. Avoid crowded areas and try to stick to the more out of the way spots instead of popular areas."

The LNF encourages visitors to recreate locally whenever possible. Forest visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting all National Forests and come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash.

Remember to recreate responsibly by keeping the following in mind:

• Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others.
• Do not gather in groups other than those in your household, and please follow the latest guidance from officials.
• Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass by.
• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.

• Bring hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies.
• Some services may not be available, so please plan accordingly.

Read On To See What's Open

Limited Reopening for PG&E'sĀ Campgrounds

Plumas County is allowing campgrounds to reopen with the guidance that recreation use remain local.  This is consistent with State guidance.  Therefore PG&E will not offer reservations at our Plumas County Campgrounds this season and will instead promote use from local visitors.  Campsite capacities may also be reduced in order to observe the COVID-19 guidelines.  We encourage all to enjoy the outdoors safely by staying local.  This applies to: Rocky Point CG, Ponderosa Flat CG, Cool Springs CG, and Last Chance Creek CG. 

Grand Marshall John Sypher

Thank you John Sypher for coming to the Timber House Lodge Ribbon Cutting and supporting this business! We really appreciate everything John has done for the community throughout the years! Hats off to our Grand Marshal John Sypher and his amazing hats.
John showed up to show support for the Timber House Lodge and new owners. 

If you didn’t get a chance to see John he will be at Gather Home on Friday July 3rd at 11am for their ribbon cutting and open house!


Timber House Ribbon Cutting

From Plumas News

Owners of the new Timber House Lodge and Brewery, from left, Berton & Carol Bertagna and Toni & Robert Valella are enjoying every minute as they cut the ceremonial ribbon for the Grand Opening of the lodge. The families have been coming to Chester for many years and said they feel like they are a part of the Basin Community and look forward to being here for a long time in the future. Photo by Gregg Scott

Read the Full Plumas News Article Here

Now Open for Business at TimberHouseBrewing.com

Fishing Report

Almanor Fishing Association

June 28, 2020

After an excessively warm week water temps have soared into the low 70’s here on Almanor.  Both clarity and water level remain unchanged from last week. We are expecting to see temperatures return to the mid eighties which is average for this time of year. 

The trout bite has been good for trollers in the flats from Rec#2 to Prattville north.  Slow trolling crawlers has been the most effective method. Try naked crawlers at one mph on a size 6 or 8 hook just off the bottom in water to 40’ deep. It has been an early morning bite as fish become scarce after the sun gets on the water. As water temps continue to climb these fish will begin seeking cooler deeper water around springs.

Bank fishing has been tough with Hamilton Branch the best opportunity to catch a fish from shore. Bass fishermen continue to target fish off rocky points moving into deeper water as the sun gets on the water. The Hex Hatch is still going off along the west shore with mixed reports of fish caught. As is typical, every evening is different, bugs hatch in greater numbers at the dam one evening and off Prattville the next. Pick your spot and keep in mind the easily accessible areas will have a greater concentration of fishermen. We are beginning to see signs of pond smelt and should see fish targeting smelt in the next few weeks.

The USFS ramp at Prattville is now open which should alleviate pressure at Canyon Dam. Campgrounds are beginning to open up, it is hit and miss, call ahead to insure your preferred campground is open. Road construction on highway 36 is causing up to 30 minutes delays on both sides of Chester.

Join AFA or become a Sponsor to support the work they do for our lake and fish!

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

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Town Chatter - July 2020, Volume 1