July 2020, Volume 2
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CPUD Board Meetings

Chester Public Utility District and Chester Fire would like the public to know that CPUD board meetings are held on Tuesdays at 3pm.

A public hearing will be held on July 21, 2020 to receive input from the public before final budget adoption for 20-21.

Click here Public Budget Notice 
Click here for preliminary budget 

Community Comes to the Aid of Local Boy & His Family

Meet Joey. A beautiful boy whose family moved to Lake Almanor after loosing everything in the Camp Fire. He is at UC Davis now being treated for cancer, only months ago a thriving growing child. Our community was so generous in helping his family and many others relocate after the Camp Fire, and they are stepping up again to help this family through another heartbreaking event. 

An online fundraiser for Joey has raised $6,000 toward a $10,000 goal to assist the family who has been staying at UC Davis for weeks now. Click here for information about Joey's Go Fund Me Page

Job Board

Sierra Hospice’s Forget-Me-Not Thrift Store in Chester is currently seeking a Part-Time Temporary Inventory Associate.  Click Here For Info

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
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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

Annual Precipitation Report

Dale Knutsen

June wrapped up the customary July-June precipitation year for the Lake Almanor basin, and as expected we received very little final moisture for the season.  Just over a quarter of an inch of rainfall was recorded in June at the Prattville monitoring site, bringing our annual total to 21.26 inches, or 67% of the long-term annual average figure.  We did a bit better on snowfall, although you wouldn’t know that from a current look at our nearby mountains.  The basin actually received a little over the average annual snowfall this season (107%) with a total of 136.5 inches registered on the west shore.  And now we continue in our usual dry season, awaiting autumn rains that may not arrive until late September or October.

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! 

Lake Almanor West Community Club
Quail Lodge Lake Almanor
Berkshire Hathaway Lake Almanor Real Estate
McNeill Security Storage
New York Life
Lassen Meadows Ranch
Lassen Peak & jerri lee photography
Olah Construction
St. Bernard Lodge
Wallick Designs

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

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!

Last Day to Get Raffle Tickets

Raffle closes at noon 7/9/20.

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 
Holiday Market 
Tom Wallick Pottery 


Summer 2020

We had so many requests to be part of our Summer 2020 poster that we made an additional poster to accommodate the requests! 

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

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


Lassen-Feather River History Loop - Museum News


Chester/Lake Almanor Museum

The Chester/Lake Almanor Museum will remain closed for the present due to limited interior space and the COVID-19 Virus. Small Groups and individuals wishing information, to view collection, or donate historical artifacts from the Almanor Basin may contact co-directors for appointment - Marilyn Quadrio 530-596-3011 or Joan Sayer 530-258-2677

Collins Pine Museum 

The Collins Pine Museum is open this summer by appointment. Terry Collins reports, " I'm around most of the time, so I can usually open for people on pretty short notice. I'm at the Museum quite a bit of the time and when I see people wandering around the outdoor display, which is open to everyone all the time, I often invite them into the building."  (530) 258-2111, 500 Main St. Chester

Lassen Volcanic National Park -Loomis Museum

The Loomis Museum will be open for Lassen Association sales only. Exhibits and auditorium (no park film showing) are temporarily closed. Information and ranger services will be available in the adjacent Loomis Plaza from 10 am to 4 pm daily. 9 am to 5 pm. June 19 - October 2: Daily, October 3 - November 1: Friday through Sunday. Located one mile from the Northwest Entrance in the Manzanita Lake Area.

Westwood Museum

The Westwood Museum has opened for the 2020 season through October, Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm.  311 Ash St, Westwood.  (530) 256-2233

Indian Valley Museum

The Indian Valley Museum will be open SATURDAYS ONLY starting July 11th 1 - 4 pm.  4288 Cemetery Rd, Taylorsville (530) 284-1046

Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum

The Cy Hall Memorial museum is closed for the season.  The Museum Directors wish everyone well and look forward to opening in better times.

Wearing Masks while visiting Museums is a state and county requirement.

Fishing Report

Almanor Fishing Association

We have settled into a seasonal weather pattern up here at the lake with day time highs in the mid 80’s and night time lows in the forties. We are expecting to see this trend continue for at least the next week. Water temps are in the low 70’s and clarity remains 15-18’ throughout the lake. Water level is around 4486’ which is approximately 6’ less than last year.

Trollers continue to target fish in the north/west section of the lake from the tip of the peninsula to Prattville North. There have been more than thirty boats fishing around Red Bank on weekends. As the lake continues to warm these fish will migrate throughout the lake. Slow trolling crawler’s remains the top option. The Hex hatch has slowed and we are seeing less pressure from fly fishermen along the west shore and around Canyon Dam.

We are beginning to see signs of pond smelt and the fish will begin targeting these tasty morsels. This past Wednesday on an exceptionally calm morning I witnessed numerous pond smelt boiling along the rocky edge. Fish will begin seeking cooler oxygenated water around springs and we will see more boats on anchor.

Bass fishing will get tough as the bass begin to key in on pond smelt.
Camp grounds are beginning to open around Plumas County and the USFS boat ramp at Prattville is open. Please contact the USFS or PG&E websites to find out which campgrounds are open. Road construction will continue throughout the rest of the year on Highway 36 at both Fredonyer and Morgan summits, with delays up to 30 minutes.

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

Lake Almanor Is One Of The Most Underrated Summer Destinations In Northern California

Posted in Northern California July 05, 2020 by Emerson

You ever feel like you get stuck visiting the same places over and over again? Hey, there’s definitely nothing wrong with that, but visiting someplace new is always a nice change of pace! That’s why we’d like to give some special attention to this under-the-radar lake near Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lake Almanor is an underrated summer lake that’s definitely worth seeking out if you have yet to experience its natural beauty, and here’s why you should lookout for it this summer. 

Read theThe Full Article at Only In Your State

State of the Lake Event

State of the Lake: Land Conservation and Restoration Event, Thursday, July 9 6:30 - 7:30.
A Public Event Hosted by Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Feather River Land Trust.

Register Here

You are invited to learn more about ecology and restoration in the North Fork Feather River region. Join us for a panel discussion with local natural resource professionals that are involved with planning and implementing landscape conservation and restoration projects in the greater Almanor Basin.

Presenters representing the Feather River Land Trust, Maidu Summit Consortium, Plumas Corporation, and Plumas Stewardship Council will share summaries of their projects, how the work is progressing, and next steps. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

The Common Good Community Foundation Joins Chamber

One of the newest members of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber is the Common Good Community Foundation.  Formed in 2012 as a non-profit, public benefit corporation, the foundation’s goal is to encourage local philanthropy which in turn, supports worthwhile organizations and programs, as well as scholarships, within Plumas County.  To date, the foundation has gifted more than $150,000 to local programs and non-profits.

In the Lake Almanor area, grants have been awarded to the Chester Community Chorus, the Peninsula Fire Department, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, Chester High School and most recently $1,750 was donated to the Almanor Basin Food Pantry.

The Common Good Community Foundation is overseen by volunteers and overhead expenses are kept to a minimum.  In doing so, the foundation ensures that 95% of all donations are used for the benefit of local communities.  Donations can be unrestricted or restricted for use as directed by the donor.  All donations are fully tax deductible.

For more information, please refer to the foundation’s website at www.commongoodplumas.org.

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 2