December 2020, Volume 3
Reach Out - Connect - Take Part

Job Board

UDSA jobs available
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Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center
Executive Director
591 Main St., Quincy

Sierra Hospice
Inventory Associate
Part-time · $12/hour
684 Main St., Chester

NAPA Auto Parts - Northern California
Counterperson, Delivery Driver - Chester Auto Parts
Full-time. 445 Main St., Chester

OLAH CONSTRUCTION has openings for carpenters.
Pay based on experience. Must have reliable transportation.
Call 258.4810 for more information. 

Dollar General
Sales Associate, Chester
376 Main St., Chester

Alliance for Workforce Development 
Accounting Technician 

Sierra Institute,Taylorsville
Rural Community Development Project Specialist
Start January 2021. 
HVAC Installer

Seneca Healthcare District 
Check out openings

Best Western Rose Quartz Inn
Job Opening


Welcome New Members!

Legacy Heirlooms
Dave Hoifjeld
208 Main Street, Chester

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

About Us

Chamber Board Meetings are 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

Be a Local-Yokel and Shop Local

Check out your favorite stores for holiday specials and Christmas cheer while supporting your community:

  • Gather Home is doing a 12 days of Christmas sale with each day a new item featured.
  • Giggle Crow has holiday specials through Saturday, December 20 with 25% off comfy sweaters and Christmas Decor.
  • The Cozy Cabin has a selection of Christmas items and Family PJ sets. Perfect for a family photo!

FREE gift wrapping at the above stores as well as: True North, B&B Booksellers, Lake Bum Lake Ware, My Little Lake House and Lassen Gift.

Our Very Own Santa

John Crotty with the Almanor Fishing Association and Quail Lodge has been giving away fishing poles to children in need. When others in the community heard of this, many donated more poles to support his efforts. This is exactly what makes our community so special.

Thank you John, and for all those who donated.

Say Farewell to 2020 with a Bang!

BLOW-OFF 2020 and BLAST-IN 2021

Yes, there really is a Santa and his gift to the Greater Lake Almanor Basin is a fabulous fireworks display for New Year’s Eve!  This will happen at 9pm at the Rogers Field, our Chester airport, which will allow great viewing and social distancing.

Thank you to our sponsors: Coldwell Banker, Tim O'Brien, Holiday Market, Chester, Lake Almanor Ace Hardware, Ayoobs Intermountain Hardware, Lake Almanor Boat & RV Storage, B&B Booksellers, Susan Bryner and Tom Wallick Studios.

For those interested in supporting we are still accepting donations. Please drop off  at B & B Booksellers 278 Main Street, mail to Lake Almanor Chamber, P.O. Box 1198, Chester 96020, or use the DONATE button below.

Trip the Lights Fantastic

The perfect outing for the family! Many of our residences and stores have gotten into the holiday spirit by setting their homes, shops and businesses "ablaze" with colorful lights, animated characters, and Christmas music.  If you and your elves have "lit-up" your place, please add the address to our Christmas Map by emailing to

Trip the Lights Fantastic Digital Map.

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association, Amateur Santa

Winter has finally arrived at Lake Almanor. Phew! We received a light dusting of snow last Friday, and then Sunday morning, with a temperature of 30 degrees, the glorious “white stuff” began falling once again. Our forecast is calling for snow and rain with daytime highs reaching 40 degrees and nighttime lows in the teens for the next seven days.  I am cautiously optimistic the current weather trend will continue through the winter and into spring and replenish California’s lakes and reservoirs. 

Water temps remain in the 40s; lake level has risen fractionally since last report and visibility remains unchanged. The current lake level is 4478, down eight feet from December 13, 2019. As water temps continue to drop, fish will begin to migrate to the south end of the lake in search of food. They will continue to feast on pond smelt and start focusing on insects around the shoreline in the coves. There has been minimal boat traffic and an increase in shore fishing over the past week.

Trollers are having limited success with similar results from both fast and slow trolling. Speedy shiners at 2.5-3 mph, flies at 1.5-2mph, and gulps and crawlers at 1mph with preferred depths changing daily.  Flies, bait, and hardware will all catch fish in the coves.

We are currently under a winter weather advisory with chains required over the passes. The Canyon Dam boat ramp is open and is the only usable public ramp on the lake. 

New Year, New Career - Virtual Job Fair

If you are seeking employment or a business looking for employees, please attend the Alliance for Workforce Development's first Virtual Job Fair on January 20, 10 am to 1 pm.

Job Applicants and Employers
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Chamber Board News, December Meeting

Board Members Present:
Christi Chase, Ryan Newell, Erica Sherod, Sharon Roberts, Tom McGowan, Carol Franchetti, Chelsea Harrison, Susan Bryner, and Chelssa Outland, Exec. Dir.

Clint Koble, Sierra Small Business Development Center, Carlos Espana, ARPD

Meeting Highlights:

  • Carlos Espana presented a project to secure a Cal Trans grant for redesigning the 2009 Chester Main Street Design Plan to meet new criteria. Chester is on Cal Trans’ list for repaving soon and will need to include our community input in their planning process.
  • The Board appointed a new Director, Matt Staggs. Look for more info on Matt in next week’s Town Chatter.
  • The Board was presented with plans and a budget to team with the newly forming Almanor Foundation to create a position for a full-time Executive Director and part-time staff to serve both organization’s administrative functions. The budget and description of the positions were approved by the board. The target date for the ED position to begin is March 1st.

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Town Chatter - December 2020, Volume 3