March 2021, Volume 4
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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
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.
Plumas County Job Opportunities
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.
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!  
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

The winner for last week's Town Trivia and $10 gift certificate from sponsor, Intermountain Hardware, was Karl Tippets who had the correction question to answer: Kohm Yah-mah-nee, which was: What is the name of the visitor center at Mt. Lassen

This week's answer is: Four game fish that make-up the “Almanor Slam”

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

Sierra Hospice 2021 Shop and Save Discount Cards
Receive year-long savings at participating merchants in  Chester, Westwood and Crescent Mills. The services donated by the participating business are used to sell a discount card that can be used throughout the year. The money raised provides hospice care, medical equipment, resources, and community events that support 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.

Last Week of March Madness 
There are still great buys at the Giggling Crow, Lassen Gifts & Soda Fountain, and B&B Booksellers. One more week to shop and save! (link)

Plumas County Public Health Department
Plumas County will have another vaccination clinic on Thursday, March 25th from 9:00am to 12:45pm at the Fairgrounds. The MyTurn system will close at midnight on March 24th, so no more appointments can be made for Thursday. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lori Beatley at 530.283.6988. Please see flyer for details (link)

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association


We have had unsettled weather for the past week in Almanor with a mixture of snow/rain/wind. Lake level continues to rise and water temps remain in the high 30’s to low 40’s. Clarity is unchanged at 5-8’. There was a slight chance of precipitation Sunday before we see spring like conditions for at least the next seven days.

While fishing is far from red hot, the grade of fish remains spectacular with reports of browns over 10 pounds while rainbows remain elusive. We caught and released a brown today that was all of nine pounds . . . wall mount worthy for sure. We started at the dam fast trolling rapalas and picked up a couple of quality fish prior to moving up the west shore to flag island where we picked up one good fish. We moved to the Peninsula and picked up a couple of more slow trolling. The moral of the story remains, be patient, stick to your referred method and put your time in and you just might be rewarded with that once in a lifetime fish. We had the most success in 20-30’ of water and 20-30’ deep on the wire, conditions changed throughout the day.

Bank fishermen are targeting fish at Hamilton Branch on both sides of the causeway and the coves around Canyon Dam with Hamilton Branch your best shot at catching mature fish. Sunday, I saw my first Osprey of the season and also saw a few insects hatching, both good signs of spring. Canyon Dam remains the only open public boat ramp.

3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza - Presented by Mt. Lassen Community Church, aka, The Easter Bunny!

Calling all kids to join Mt. Lassen Community Church, the Easter Bunny, and the Easter Duck to the 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza to be held in Chester Community Park on Easter Sunday, April 4th at 1:00pm.

“This is a wonderful way to bring the community together to enjoy this special holiday for family and friends,” says coordinator, Jennie Mathews. The Easter Egg Hunt will be divided into age groups from 1 to 3 years, 4 to 7 years, and 8 and up. Over 5,000 eggs will be hidden filled with candy treats and toys for the “hunters.” Guests can also enjoy free popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, chips, and refreshment.

For those interested in assisting with the Easter Egg Hunt, please call Jennie Mathews at 925.789.0263 (link)


Sierra Institute for Environment and Community

Live, Learn, Work, and Play for 5 Weeks in the Lassen National Forest

The Sierra Institute is hiring twenty-two 10th, 11th and 12th graders for the P-CREW (Plumas Conservation, Recreation and Education in Watersheds) youth corps.  This is an immersive, five-week, experiential work opportunity that provides participants with empowering, life-altering experiences that go far beyond professional job skills.  Participants will be doing purposeful work on trails and landscape restoration in Lassen National Forest.  Youth will be making a real difference while earning a paycheck. Throughout the program, participants will build their resumes, earn money, learn from diverse natural resource professionals, and be informed of the various educational and career pathways available to them. Beyond these professional development opportunities, a central element of P-CREW is the personal growth and deep connections that are fostered during weeks of phone-free outdoor living.  This summer join other teens to live, learn, work, and play in Lassen National Forest! Check out this video of the 2020 crews in action.  More information and applications are available on the website.


CalOSBA Relief Grant Program Update

Please see the update from the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program:

  • Round 5: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st
  • Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and non-profits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, or 3 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at
  • Eligible grant award: $5,000 - $25,000
  • Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, & 3 do not need to reapply as they will be automatically moved into Round 5. New applicants will need to apply at
  • Visit for more eligibility, criteria, and updates
  • California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) supports economic growth and innovation and ensures that ALL California small businesses and innovative startups have the information and direct support they need to better navigate resources, programs and regulations.

CalOSBA serves as the voice of small businesses, representing their views and interests across the state and advocating for equitable access to capital, markets, and networks so that all California small businesses successfully start, manage, grow and become more resilient. For more information on this and for information on the PPP Loans that have to be applied for by March 31, 2021, please contact Clint Koble, Advisor - Sierra SBDC (775) 843-4081 or

Applications Open for FRTMD Advisory Council

The five-member Board of Directors of the Feather River Tourism Marketing District will be appointing an Advisory Council to assist in the planning and operations of the District. Advisors are to be included at each meeting of the Board of Directors, but will not hold voting rights. They may also serve on committees and will serve the District as an advisor for a term of one year.

Advisors may be a representative from their place of business, location or from their service area. Those interested in participating in this exciting phase of development of the District are encouraged to apply. Three advisors will be chosen from each of the three FRTMD jurisdictions to include Quincy and Bucks Lake, Feather River Canyon and Indian Valley and the Lake Almanor Basin, for a total of nine advisors.

Those interested in taking part are asked to download and submit the application below to The application process will be open from March 15 to May 15, 2021.

Download Application Here

Seneca Continues to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines to Community

We are in our second month of administering COVID-19 vaccines to the community with yesterday, March 22nd being the largest number of vaccines administered in one day with 212 residents receiving either a first or second dose. Seneca Healthcare District (SHD) has progressed to vaccinating Phase 1b tier c, age 18-64 with the medical conditions as defined by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)[1]  as well as continuing vaccinations for ages 65 and over.
“We are very pleased that we have been able to serve the community with the vaccine for Covid to keep us safe and feeling secure in our community,” says Sean McKenzie, CEO of Seneca. “Thus far, over 1100 vaccines have been administered to individuals in Phases 1a and 1b according to state guidelines.”
Vaccines have been dispensed at Memorial Hall, Chester High School Gymnasium, and Seneca Healthcare Districts conference room. SHD wants to thank the Chester Fire Department, Peninsula Fire Department, and SHD staff, for all their assistance in making the process run as efficiently as possible.
If you have received your shot, we would appreciate your feedback on your experience by going to this link. Your input will assist us in providing and improving quality healthcare to the Greater Lake Almanor Basin.
Comments, Questions and Concerns - Seneca Healthcare District (

  [1] CDPH 

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