July 2020, Volume 3
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Important Community Meetings

At a time when many of us feel so much is out of our personal control, it is good to look locally at those institutions, organizations and opportunities we have to make a difference at home.  Below are a list of public meetings that you may be interested in to keep yourself in the know and understand how you can make a difference. 

Plumas County Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors meet the first three Tuesdays of every month at 10 am.  Supervisors Board Room, Court House, Third Floor, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. Meetings are open to the public at a reduced capacity in the Board Room, or are live streamed at http://plumascoca.suiteonemedia.com/web/Home.aspx

Seneca Health Care District
Monthly meeting of the Board of Seneca Healthcare District are on the last Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM, 130 Brentwood Drive, Chester, CA 96020, 530-258-2151

Chester Public Utilities District (Fire and Utilities) 
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 

Peninsula Fire District
Peninsula Fire District Board meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Peninsula Fire Station  # 2, 801 Golf Club Road,  Lake Almanor, California 96137, 530-259-2306. Agendas for each meeting are posted at https://www.peninsulafire.net/board-meetings

Hamilton Branch Fire Department
Regular Board Meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of every month at 4pm at 3791 Big Springs Road, Hamilton Branch CA 96137 530-596-3458. Agendas are posted prior to the meetings at https://www.hambranchfire.com/board-meetings

If you would like your organization's meetings posted in our Newsletter, contact info@lakealmanorarea.com

Twin and Rainbow Lakes Area Closed to Backcountry Camping  

Lassen Volcanic National Park News Release 
Check out the latest news release and update on Twin and Rainbow Lakes Area. 

Lassen Volcanic is home to a population of approximately 30 black bears; there are no brown or grizzly bears in the park. Information about black bears in the park is provided in large part by visitor-submitted wildlife sighting reports. Please report wildlife sightings, especially any threatening behavior, to a park employee or by emailing lavo_information@nps.gov.

Local Business to be Featured on Podcast

B&B Booksellers is scheduled to be featured on a newer podcast all about "connecting listeners to the ‘just-right’ book".  They will be featured the 2nd Tuesday in August. Check out https://www.biggestlittlelibrary.net/ for more information.

We love to share exciting news and information regarding our members. Let us know if you have any exciting news we can share.  

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!

Raffle Results & Thank You's!

Thank you to everyone that supported the Chamber and local businesses. The winning ticket numbers are as follows:

The Fly Fishing Package - Ticket number 162 Roy C.
The Grill Master Package - Ticket number 148 Nancy C. 
The Lake Almanor Lake Wear - Ticket Number 19 Ron O. 

We have contacted the winners of the packages and are working on distributing the prizes!

Thank you again to all the businesses that helped sponsor this raffle we appreciate all your help and time.

Thank you sponsors 
B&B Booksellers 
Gather Home
Holiday Market -Chester 
 Lake Bum Lake Wear 
Lake Almanor Ace Hardware 
Sierra's Fly & Tackle
The Sports Nut 
Tom Wallick Pottery 

We hope to bring you another raffle over labor day, so check back to our raffle page soon for more information. www.lakealmanorarea.com/raffle 

Governor's Press Release: Where Plumas County Stands

Melodie Bennett Health Education Coordinator/Social Media Co

July 14, 2020


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has closed, on a statewide basis, the following sectors:

o Dine-in Restaurants (indoor)
o Wineries and Tasting Rooms (indoor)
o Movie Theater (indoor)
o Family Entertainment Centers (indoor)
o Zoos and Museums (indoor)
o Cardrooms (indoor)
o Brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs (indoor and outdoor).
"What does Plumas County look like?"

July 14.  Plumas County has been notified of three additional cases of COVID-19 in a residents from the western part of Plumas County for a total of 20 cases. A case investigation is underway. These cases are from gatherings that were held during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Friends and family from different households and different counties met up during the holiday weekend and there are now new positive cases in multiple counties - Plumas County being just one. Local businesses have also been affected by these cases, whether through false rumors or misinformation being spread throughout the community.

Gatherings are defined as meetings or other events that bring together persons from multiple households at the same time for a shared or group experience in a single room, space, or places such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, or other indoor or outdoor space. The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID19 spreading.

Alliance For Workforce Development 2nd Quarter Report

Amy Vasquez

We appreciate the ongoing support from our community partners and businesses, especially during these unknown times. Each quarter Alliance for Workforce Development publishes our Community Coordinator Reports to highlight activities and impacts we have had within the local community. Please take a moment to read some of these amazing successes our clients and business partners have had, as you all have played a part in our success! (Click Below)

'Go Plumas,' And Take Along Your Best Behavior

NPR, Kim Weir

Photo Courtesy of Quincy Feather Bed Inn

Shelly Hunter of Quincy Feather Bed Inn and Sharon Roberts of the Saint Bernard Lodge,  directors of the Feather River Tourism Association, were interviewed by Kim Weir of NPR about tourism in Plumas County since the shut down. Click here to hear the interview.

Sharon Roberts is also a director of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber.

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.


About Us

Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street. 

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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Just for Fun

Chelssa Outland

We have all heard the phrase, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" what could be more appropriate for National Ice Cream Day on Sunday July 19th! While the phrase actually comes from a popular song released in the 1920's, the holiday was started in 1984 by former President Ronald Reagan when he declared July National Ice Cream Month.

Statistics show that people who prefer ice cream on a cone tend to be more optimistic, while those who prefer a cup are more of a realist!

I honestly think ice cream is best straight from the container, but to each their own. 

Happy National Ice Cream Day and don't forget to get some ices cream from a local business. 

Town Chatter - July 2020, Volume 3