March 2021, Volume 3
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Job Board

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 positions open. Join our team.  Click Here to see available positions


Almanor Dry Dock
Marine Mechanic:
Marine repair center at Lake Almanor needs a seasoned journeyman marine repair technician.

Forklift Operator: Seeking forklift operator with a minimum of 5-years’ experience operating forklifts greater than 8,000# capacity.

Please call Dianne at (530) 596-4406 option 2 for more information on these positions.
Womack Construction

Plumber: Position offers full-time employment. Requires 5 years of continuous field experience in the residential and/or light commercial plumbing trades. Please call Chance at (530) 596-3364 ext. 117 for more information.
Young’s Market
Seeking a new addition to our team. Job includes: food prep/service, cashiering on the state’s oldest register, stocking/receiving products. Friendly and helpful to customers. Must be able to work in a quick-paced, multi-faceted, multi-tasking environment and work weekends, shifts are 10am-4:30pm. Email resume to Must be received by 3-19-21. 4368 Main Street, Taylorsville.
Plumas County Job Opportunities

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, Taylorsville
Hiring Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders. Please check link for job description. 
Alliance for Workforce Development – Hot Jobs!  
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

There were no winners to last week’s answer: This current PGA Golf Great’s Dad was raised in Chester. The question was: Who is Phil Mickelson

Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Intermountain Hardware, who is offering a $10 gift certificate for the winner to this answer: Kohm-Yah-mah-nee

Please send your question to:

Town Trivia is always looking for sponsors for our weekly prize. If interested, 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

Reminder -- Sierra Hospice 2021 Shop and Save Discount Cards 

Receive year-long savings at participating merchants in the Chester, Westwood and Crescent Mills areas.

The services donated by the participating business are used to sell a discount card that can be used throughout the year. The money raised is used to provide hospice care, medical equipment, resources, and community events supporting hospice patients and their caregivers.

To purchase a $10 Shop and Save Card, contact Sierra Hospice at 530-258-3412, visit Forget-Me-Not Thrift Store in Chester, and Crescent Country in Crescent Mills.

Steals & Deals Continue with March Madness 

Shop at your favorite stores including Giggling Crow, Lassen Gifts and B&B Booksellers to see what great deals you can find on their unique merchandise. 

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association


Water temps remain unchanged since last week, hovering around the 40-degree mark. We receive another 4-8 inches of snow Sunday through Monday afternoon. We will see additional rain and snow Friday through Sunday. Lake level continues to rise ever so slowly and visibility remains unchanged at 5-8’. 

The bite on Almanor has been okay while the grade of fish remains exceptional, with browns outnumbering rainbows ten to one. There were lots of boats on the water this weekend with most of the fishermen targeting fish between Big Cove and the Peninsula.  Most boats are slow trolling and fish are scattered throughout the water column. Gulps and or crawlers remain your best shot at catching fish.

Bank fishermen are targeting their efforts in the coves around the dam, on both sides of the causeway and at Hamilton Branch with Hamilton Branch the top producer. The bass bite was slow yesterday; it will take a rise in water temps to get the bass feeding aggressively.

Canyon dam is the only available public boat ramp and it has been slick on the cooler mornings. 

Lassen Volcanic Accessibility Plan Open for Public Comment

Lassen Volcanic National Park is accepting public comments on its Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation Transition Plan through April 15, 2021. 

An accessibility self-evaluation and transition plan provides direction for parks as they modify existing services, activities, and programs in park areas. This is intended to help parks remove physical and programmatic barriers and improve the accessibility at the park for all visitors. To learn more about this plan and strategy, please visit the Lassen Accessibility Strategy website at:

An interdisciplinary team, including park and regional staff, identified the key park experiences and evaluated park areas to determine which areas would be evaluated for accessibility needs. The team then developed implementation strategies for improving the accessibility at each location. The plan will guide changes to the way existing services, activities, and programs are provided in multiple locations throughout Lassen Volcanic by defining what barriers limit accessibility and providing recommendations on how they can be modified or removed to increase accessibility for all users. (more)

Plumas County Public Health Transitions to state’s My Turn Vaccination Platform 

The state of California is requiring all counties to use the MyTurn vaccination platform by the end of March. The purpose for this mandate is for consistency and ensuring all relevant information is being reported in the same manner. The MyTurn platform is meant to be an “all in one” platform. It must be used for inventory, registration, and administering the vaccine. Plumas County will start transitioning to the MyTurn platform and will be discontinuing the use of the Plumas specific Information Portal located on the county’s website.
For more info please see the linked document.


Covid-19 Vaccines: Ages 18-64 with Underlying Medical Conditions

Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) is now scheduling COVID19 vaccination appointments for patients in our service area aged 18-64 with the following medical conditions: 

• Cancer, current with a weakened immune system 

• Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above 

• Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen-dependent 

• Down Syndrome 

• Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system 

• Pregnancy 

• Sickle cell disease 

• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension) 

• Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2) 

• Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5% 


If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability one or more of the following applies: 

• The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection

 • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival 

• Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability. 

If you are a current SHD patient or reside in the SHD service area and fit the above criteria, please call 530.258.3887 to register starting Tuesday, March 16, 2021 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm this week until appointments are full. Appointments will be first come first serve. If no appointment is available, you will be added to a waitlist and contacted when there is an opening.

Collaboration Brings Wild West Bass Trails to Lake Almanor

The Feather River Tourism Association (FRTA), the Lake Almanor Area Chamber and the Almanor Fishing Association collaborated this winter to bring the Wild West Bass Trail's APEX Tournament to Lake Almanor for the first time this April 23, 24 and 25th.

FRTMD received a call from Wild West Bass Trail in December and reached out to John Crotty, president of the Almanor Fishing Association and owner of Quail Lodge for assistance.

Deb and John Crotty hosted the Wild West Bass Trail exploratory team in early January to view the lake and facilities with the hopes of being a viable location for one of their popular Bass Tournaments.  the Wild West team loved Lake Almanor and our people and went to work with local fishermen to find a date to add a new tournament to their line-up.  

Wild West Bass Trail brings a film crew and staff to each event to create a great experience both for tournament goers and the community as well.  Take a look HERE at one of their 2019 films of the Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am series on Lake Shasta.

Tournament attendees will fill approximately 25 rooms at local area lodging. FRTA worked with local providers to obtain rates, availability information and promotional discounts for the anglers. The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce located lodging for the 15 tournament staff and film crew.  Accommodations for tournament staff are being provided by Quail Lodge, Plumas Pines Resort and Coldwell Banker Property Management. In addition, local restaurant owner, Carol Franchetti of Carol's Prattville Cafe will be providing the crew with breakfast and lunch during their stay.

"We look forward to the success of the tournament and the exposure of new anglers to our fabulous lake", says Todd Geer, FRTMD Director and owner of Plumas Pines Resort.

COVID-19 SBA Resource Webinar

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the SBA and Congressman LaMalfa’s office where you will learn what you need to receive support for your small business, such as tips and tricks for applying to PPP and EIDL programs as well as local application assistance.

Wednesday March 17th 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST

Webinar Registration - Zoom


• Welcome and Opening remarks – Congressman LaMalfa

• U.S. Small Business Administration – Heather Luzzi, Sacramento District Director- Updates on PPP & EIDL Programs

• Norcal SBDC Finance Center – Sunita Maharaj, Norcal SBDC Finance Center Director    -  Assistance at no cost for Small Businesses

• Q & A

Questions? Contact the Sacramento District Office at or 916-735-1700.

**There is no cost to attend. However, registration is required for everyone wishing to participate.

For more learning opportunities visit our District Website Calendar at:

District Calendar

SBA’s participation or support in these events is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.

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