August 2020, Volume 3
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Looking to get word out about your business, service or product? You can now advertise with the Lake Almanor Area Chamber through the Town Chatter and other venues. This feature is for members only. 

Plumas County News

Plumas Unified Summer Newsletter


Things You Should Know

Chester Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626, Chester Ca 96020

Holiday Market Specials available online

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Job Board

Jobs & Apprenticeships Available, CLICK HERE
Wilderness Fuels Module Crew Member, Collaborative Forest Management Apprenticeship, Rural Community Development Apprentice

Camp Host at the Village at Child's Meadow, Highlands Ranch Resort
Immediate Opening, APPLY HERE

UDSA jobs available! 
Click here to search jobs by location! 

Bailey Creek Bar and Grill Food and Beverage Server
Bailey Creek Golf Course & Cottages
Part-time · $13 / hour

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center
Executive Director
591 Main St, Quincy, California 95971

Sierra Hospice
Inventory Associate
Part-time · $12 / hour
684 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

PictureOC Painting division of Olah Construction has immediate openings for painters.
Pay based on experience; must have reliable transportation. Call 258-4810 for more information 

Did you know you can also find and submit jobs on Facebook as well 
Submit and Find Jobs on Facebook Here

Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit

The 2020 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit taking place on November 12 - 13, 2020.

The Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit is hosted by the California Department of Insurance. The Summit includes a virtual Matchmaking Roundtable, Resource Expo, and engaging webinars led by experts on the topics of race and diversity in the insurance industry, diversity in the boardroom, navigating the insurer procurement pathways, building resilience in business strategies, and much more!
This event is free and online. 

Contact the Insurance Diversity Initiative via email at: for any questions.

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

Lake Almanor Fitness to Re-Open

Kelly O'Brien is excited to announce that she will be purchasing the LAFC building and reopening LAFC. Kelly holds certifications in Personal Training, 200 hour Yoga, ZUMBA, Medical Exercise, as well as having her Weight Management Consultant Certification. She is looking forward to bringing her 25 years plus fitness experience to the Lake Almanor/Chester area. She plans to continue LAFC's long standing record of excellent service to the community that Garn Pringle has offered. She is looking forward to having the various exercise, dance, and Yoga instructors begin teaching again. Please don't hesitate to reach out to her by text at 530-739-5528 with any questions or concerns

Fire Belles' & Fire Sirens Support Local Fire Stations

Saturday, September 5th you can support Peninsula Fire as the Fire Sirens host a parking lot sale. 

Sale will be $5.00/bag and incudes furniture, pet supplies, craft items, books, children's toys, man cave items and clothing. 
Day passes will be issued at the Clifford gate.

Horseback Riding at Highlands Ranch Resort


Raffle Event Coming Soon!

Donations Needed! 
We are still trying to gather items for our next online raffle. We are looking for fun and creative items to add to our packages. If you would like to donate, sale tickets or help with this raffle please contact the Chamber. or call 530.258.2426
We have the themes for our next raffle and are working on creative titles for the packages. Such as: The World According to Golf, The Local Shopaholic Package, Date Night Dream Package!
Once we have gather enough items for the packages we will start to promote the raffle. 

Loyalton Fire Update

Forest Service Department of Agriculture

The Loyalton Fire originated east of the town of Loyalton and southwest of Mount Ina Coolbrith and is burning north and east adjacent to the areas of Beckwourth Pass and Hallelujah Junction. The fire is now estimated at 44,147 acres and 30% contained. 

As of 9 a.m. on August 18, 2020
Evacuation Orders: 

Effective immediately, an Advisory Evacuation Order is in effect for the area of Sierra Brooks. (downgraded from Mandatory)
Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for Balls Canyon Road, Long Valley Road, and Copperfield.

Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the City of Loyalton and homes on the south side of Hwy 49 west of Loyalton to Lombardi Point. 

Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the areas of Cold Springs and Bordertown.

Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the areas of Chilcoot and Vinton.

Advisory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Hwy 49 and 70 south to

Loyalton, and to the east side of Hwy 49.

All Evacuation Orders in Lassen County have been lifted. Residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Road Closures:
Hwy 49 is currently open.

Hwy 395 is currently open.

Hwy 70 is currently open, but under advisory as fire activity could warrant another closure.     

Be advised to consider alternative travel routes. Please drive slowly with headlights on and yield to emergency personnel.

New Lightning Fires on Lassen National Forest

Mark Gaston

New Lightning Fires on Lassen National Forest
SUSANVILLE, Calif., August 18, 2020 – The Lassen National Forest (LNF) has detected fourteen fires that resulted from yesterday's lightning. There are currently nine fires on the Almanor Ranger District. The largest of these fires, the L-4, is one-half acre in size and located in the Ishi Wilderness, approximately two miles south of Black Rock Campground. Due to this fire's remoteness, smokejumpers were used for gaining quick access to the area. The rest of the fires on the Almanor District are near or north of California Highway 36. Six of these fires are contained.
The Hat Creek Ranger District has five fires. The biggest one is near the Thousand Lakes Wilderness, is 1.2 acres in size and has a fire line around it. Firefighters are currently working to contain two smaller fires on the Hat Creek District and an additional two have been contained. Fire managers on the LNF anticipate additional fires will be discovered in the coming days because of the high number of strikes that were received across the forest.
"We are using lookouts, patrols, and aerial detection to identify any others still out there," said LNF Forest Supervisor Deb Bumpus. "Local crews remain engaged on all fires and continue to progress toward containment and control.”
The public can help firefighters by eliminating human-caused wildfires. Please remain vigilant with all activities that could spark a wildfire and adhere to current fire restrictions. To learn more about fire restrictions, visit

Tantardino's Pizza & Beer Garden

If you haven't been out to Tantardino's lately you need to check out their new outdoor Pizza & Beer Garden! 

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Town Chatter - August 2020, Volume 3