March 2021, Volume 1
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Lake Almanor Country Club
Lake Almanor Country Club is a private, residential/recreation community located on the peninsula of Lake Almanor. With the busy season approaching, we have several positions open for employees to join our team!

Womack Construction

Marine Mechanic (Almanor Dry Dock): Long-established dry stack operator and marine repair center at Lake Almanor needs seasoned journeyman marine repair technician.  This year-round opportunity is available immediately to a qualified individual. 

Plumber (Womack Construction): Position offers full-time employment in a service-oriented 33-year-old construction firm in a mountain resort community. Requires 5 years of continuous field experience in the residential and/or light commercial plumbing trades. 

Forklift Operator (Almanor Dry Dock): Seeking forklift operator with minimum of 5-years’ experience operating forklifts greater than 8,000# capacity.  Candidate must possess a valid Class C driver's license and be comfortable towing and backing up a 1-ton flatbed truck with trailer.  Position requires weekend work during the summer season -- May 1st through mid-October.  Normal schedule anticipates 43 hours +/- per week with two consecutive days off.  Candidate must have very good vision to safely move and place boats in elevated racks.  During the off season, continued non-forklift employment is available, if desired.  

For additional information for any of these positions, please call Chance at (530)-596-3364 Ext.117 or fax resume to (530)-596-4460.

Plumas County Job Opportunities
Information in English
Información en Español
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment in Taylorsville hiring Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders. Please check link for job description. 
Alliance for Workforce Development – Hot Jobs!  
Carol’s Prattville Café 
Dishwasher/$14 an hour
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Please check link for job descriptions.
UDSA jobs available
Click here to search jobs by location! 
NAPA Auto Parts - Northern California
Counterperson, Delivery Driver - Chester Auto Parts
Full-time. 445 Main St., Chester
Dollar General
Sales Associate, Chester
376 Main St., Chester
Almanor Energy Plus
HVAC Installer
Seneca Healthcare District 
Check out openings
Best Western Rose Quartz Inn
Job Opening

Town Trivia

This week sponsor is Tami De Jong, owner of Ace Hardware who is offering a $5.00 coupon for the winner. Please go to Ace to pick-up.

Congratulations to Linda Gillam for being the first person to answer this week’s Town Trivia and winning a $5.00 gift certificate from Ace Hardware.  The correct question: What is the distance around Lake Almanor to the answer: 52 miles.

We had quite a few winners so we appreciate all of you who are participating!

This week’s answer: The longest-held family business in the Lake Almanor area.

Please send your question to

Thank you to Ace Hardware for sponsoring  this week's trivia. We are always looking for sponsors for our weekly Town Trivia prize. If you want your name in Town Chatter each week, please contact


About Us

Chamber Board Meetings are at 8:30 am on the 2nd TUESDAY 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 1198  96020

Bits & Pieces

Seneca Thanks Community

SHD would like to thank everyone that sent Valentine's Day cards to our senior nursing residents. We shared with our guests many cards and small gifts, which helped make their holiday special. Thanks again for your support and contributions.  It is what makes our community special and we appreciate it.

Plumas National Forest 
Ready for some outdoor activities? Attached is Plumas National Forest information on what is available, open and ready to be enjoyed. 

Community Supper
To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the next dinner will be Thursday, March 11 from 5:00 to 6:00pm and will be, of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage. Drive-thru is located in the parking lot of the Memorial Hall on Gay Street in Chester, down from the Corner Store.  Please stay in your car and your hot meal will be brought to you. This dinner is sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Lake Almanor Fishing Association
LAFA is wrapping up their annual newsletter and have extended the deadline to March 5th to get your business listed. Don’t miss this opportunity to “be seen!” 

March Madness Underway
It’s happening!  Sales and markdowns at Giggling Crow, Lassen Gifts and B&B Booksellers. Join the madness and enjoy the “steals and deals” at these shops.

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association


There has been little change since last week’s report on Lake Almanor. Clarity is unchanged at 5-8’, lake level is up two tenths to 4480.42 and water temps are beginning to creep up reaching the low 40’s with the increasing afternoon sun. We are in for another week of dry weather with cool mornings and sunny afternoons with temps forecasted to reach into the low fifties. There is a slight chance for some weather next weekend. 

Hamilton Branch is still depositing muddy water into Almanor with less than a foot of visibility. We are seeing an increase in shore fishing around the dam. The majority of the fish caught are small with reports of a few mature fish in the mix.  The recent full moon accompanied by winds has made for tough conditions for trollers. The bite around the dam has all but dried up and you have to search the lake for biters. With the warming water temps, we will begin to see bug hatches around the lake and fish should move to the north/west end of the lake keying in on insects. 

It’s time to cover some water in search of fish. I would recommend starting at any of the big-name trolling lanes, Goose Island to the jetties, Big Springs, Hamilton Branch, Big Cove to the Peninsula and along both the east or west shorelines. Fish your favorite presentation and find some pond smelt to find fish. The bite should improve with the waning moon.

AFA is in the process of finalizing our annual newsletter and prepping for printing. We will distribute more than four thousand newsletters to our members and supporting businesses throughout Plumas County. If you are a business owner and would like to be recognized as a supporter of AFA please go to our website and signup or send us an email. If you have been a supporter of AFA in past years and you or your business have been impacted by COVID and you would like to have your business listed, please send us an email us at Deadline March 5th!

Implementing New Foundation for the Greater Lake Almanor Basin Continues to Move Forward

We announced the development of a new Foundation in the first part of January and we have some updates for the community:

  1. Articles of incorporation have been filed.
  2. Application for charitable status is underway.
  3. Steering committee finalizing and implementing policies and procedures.
  4. Recruitment beginning for board members who will embrace the mission and values of the Foundation and be an integral part of the funding for the programs the Foundation will house.  
  5. An website is in-the-works to be launched in the next few weeks.
  6. Foundation will be having a community campaign, “It’s All in the Name,” to name the foundation. Criteria and how to enter will be available in The Chatter so look for that and get your creative juices flowing!

As things continue to unfold for the Foundation, we will present updates in The Chatter so look for “all the news.”

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Town Chatter - March 2021, Volume 1