December 2020, Volume 1
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Plumas County Moves to Purple Tier

Lorie Beatley, Plumas County Health

Due to the dramatic increase in positive cases, Plumas County will officially move from the Red Tier to the Purple Tier, the most protective tier, effective November 29th. To control the rapid spread of COVID, protect our health care workers and community members, the state assigns every county to a tier. 

Some of the changes related to the Purple Tier are as follows:
  • Retail: Open Indoors with modifications: Max 25% capacity (Does not apply to Grocery stores)
  • Places of Worship: Outdoor Only with modifications
  • Gyms/ Fitness Center: Outdoor Only with modifications
  • Restaurants: Outdoor Only with modifications, Takeout/ Delivery allowed
  • Personal Care Services: Open Indoors with Modification
  • School’s may not re-open: If schools are already open then they may remain open. If schools are out on holiday break and never shut down for in-person learning then they can resume school after the holiday break.
  • Curfew advisory for residents: From 10:00 pm until 5:00 am effective until December 21: see the full order at

Read Full Press Release Here

Christmas Tree Sale!

The Chester Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Sale! 
Contact Gregg Scott with 530.258.3212 to order. 

CARES Act Funds Deadline Dec. 4

Gabriel Hydrick, County Administrator

Grant funds under CARES Act program will be available until the $100,000 in funds are depleted. Grantees must apply by the deadline of December 4, 2020.

Read for more details

Winter Book Giveaway

All Library Branches in Plumas county will be giving books away to children ages 0-18 yrs who decorate a coloring page and return it to the library. 

Pick up a copy of the page at your local Library or print one at

Join the Lake Almanor Basin Wellness Challenge and Win Cash

Sponsored Ad

A Community Wellness Challenge hosted by Kelly O’Brien, new owner of Lake Almanor Fitness Center, begins November 1 through December 31, 2020. Individuals or partners are invited to join the “Get Fit ‘n Fun” event to get healthier, be more fit and avoid the holiday weight gain!


Instructions for the Challenge

Welcome New Members!

Lake Bum Lake Wear
Katelyn Theobald
Join Date: 10/27/2020

Matt Staggs
Join Date: 11/24/2020

Sincere Cider
Bex Pezullo
Join Date: 11/24/2020

Job Board

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

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

NAPA Auto Parts - Northern California
Counterperson, Delivery Driver - Chester Auto Parts
Full-time, 445 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

Olah Construction has immediate opening for Carpenters.
Pay based on experience; must have reliable transportation. Call 258-4810 for more information 

Dollar General
376 Main St, Chester, CA 96020, United States

Alliance for Workforce Developement 
Accounting Technician 

Sierra Institute,Taylorsville, CA.
Rural Community Development Project Specialist starting January of 2021. 
HVAC Installer

Senca Healthcare District 
Check out openings

Best Western Rose Quartz Inn
Job Opening

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

About Us

Chamber Board Meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Chamber office at 278 Main Street. All are welcome. Zoom is available.

The Chamber's Community Calendar is open to all. 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

Could Chester Become a Christmas Town?

Could we be on our way to becoming the best little town in Northern California to visit during the holidays? Maybe so!

Put yourself on our Christmas Map!

Help our visitors and community find this year's best decorations. Homeowners or Businesses send us a photo of your place decorated to the nines and we will put you on our digital  map for "auto touring" during the holidays.

Submit your photo and address to  The map will debut next week and we will continue to add to it until Christmas.


Say Farewell to 2020 with a Bang!

Lake Almanor Area Chamber Announces a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show

The Lake Almanor Area Chamber is pleased to announce the plans and approval for a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show. The show will take place at midnight, December 31, 2020, over Rogers Field (Chester Airport). This location allows for maximum viewing while accommodating social distancing needs. 

Let's say goodbye to a difficult year, and celebrate the coming of a new and better one! And do it with a bang!
We are rasising additional funds for this show. Our goal is $5000. Please help us make it a good one.  Use the Donate Buttom below or drop off a donation at B & B Booksellers 278 Main Street, or mail it to to the Lake Almanor Chamber, P.O. Box 1198, Chester 96020.

Almanor Fishing Report

John Crotty

There have been no significant changes to weather or water levels over the past week, conditions will remain the same for at least the next seven days. Morning temps around 20 with daytime temps approaching 50 degrees. Lake level is up fractionally, water temp is around the mid-forties and visibility remains 5-8’.

Fish continue to chase pond smelt, the smelt have moved offshore as have the fish. Yesterday we started fishing at the dam, moved to flag island, moved to Rec#2 and finally found some bait and fish on the East Shore where we picked up a half dozen fish. We caught our fish slow trolling gulps at one mph with 15-20’ deep on the wire the best depth. Fish are scattered and moving daily. Start out fast trolling hardware until you find bait/fish, if they won’t take your offering slow down and mix up baits. The fish are in great shape and fight hard.

Bank fishing the coves will produce fish, the bite is far from red hot and most fish caught are smaller with reports of a few larger fish in the mix. Hamilton Branch remains your best option from shore.

Roads are clear, they can be icy in the mornings. Canyon Dam boat ramp is open. Plumas County has joined most other Counties in California and we are currently under the purple (COVID) rating. 
Please enjoy this photo I took of our beautiful lake today.

SBDC Free Trainings & Workshops

Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers its upcoming calendar of  FREE Trainings and Workshops for small businesses. 

Register Here:
December 2020 Trainings and Workshops include:
  • 02 - COVID-19 Updates:  Live Q & A
  • 02 - Starting your Business:  Part 1
  • 03 - Starting your Business:  Part 2
  • 09 - Digital Marketing Hour:  Facebook SHOP for your Business
  • 09 - Planning your Business
  • 15 - Financing your Business
 January 2021 Trainings and Workshops include: 
  • 13 - Webinar:  Digital Marketing Hour:  Create a Facebook GROUP for your Business
  • 21 - Restaurant Survival Strategies 2021:  A Panel Discussion
  • 21 - Marketing and Branding Food Business Incubator
  • 27 - Marketing and Branding Food Business Incubator
  • 28 - Starting a Food Truck Business:  How the Rubber Meets the Road
Contact Clint Koble for information or one-on-one services. or (775) 843-4081.

Holiday Season at Lassen Volcanic Park

Kevin Sweeney

MINERAL, CA – Lassen National Park Highway (CA State Hwy 89), which is the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park, has closed for the winter. However, the park remains open throughout the year for visitors to recreate responsibly in their public lands. Those planning to visit during the winter months should plan ahead by checking the weather and the park website before venturing to the park.

Ten inches of snow currently covers the ground at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (6,700 feet in elevation). In the northwest area of the park, at the Loomis Museum (5,900 feet in elevation) there are small patches of snow along the Manzanita Lake trail. Cross-country skiing along the park road is possible at higher elevations. However, snow is still very shallow, preventing sledding and making backcountry skiing hazardous. Visitors should be advised that a temporary camping closure remains in place east of the Lassen National Park Highway.


Blast From the Past

Rotary of Chester is having a drawing for this nostalgic 1980's Car Show t-shirt.  What better combo than A&W and classic cars.
All proceeds go to Chester High School scholarships!

The chamber is collaborating with Rotary of Chester to facilitate ticket sales to raise funds for their Chester High Scholarship. 

Lake Almanor Community Foundation Update

The board of directors are excited to announce a new look for the Lake Almanor Community Foundation with a logo that embraces what we celebrate about the Greater Lake Almanor Basin.  The logo was chosen over a selection of six options choosing this design since it included the essence of the area and also had a nostalgic and vintage feel. Since so many of us share coming up here when LACC was in its infancy, it seemed an appropriate choice.  We look forward to offering hats, shirts and tees emblazoned with new logo as a fundraiser for LACF this spring.

Christmas Shopping Sales in the Area!

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