March 2021, Volume 5
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Job Board

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment in Taylorsville 
Hiring Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders. Please check the link for job description.
Peninsula Market
is seeking people to join their team. Positions include working on the register, in the deli and Wally’s Coffee Shop. No experience? Will train. Pick up an application at 309 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor.
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.
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.
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
Plumas County Job Opportunities
Alliance for Workforce Development – Hot Jobs!  
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 Sonja Anderson who had the correction question to answer: What are the four game fish that make-up the Almanor Slam, which was: What are the Rainbow, Brown, Salmon and Small Mouth Bass.

This weeks answer is: This building was patterned after the old mill that operated in Chester from 1943 to 2002, has Incense Cedar siding and decking, Ponderosa Pine ceiling, railings and interior doors, clear Sugar Pine interior trim around the windows, Douglas Fir posts and beams and a vertical-grain White Fir bookcase. These are all species of lumber that grow in this area.

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

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

Applications Open for FRTMD Advisory Council
The 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 will 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 period of one year. Those interested, please download and submit an application to The application process will be open from March 15 - May 15.  Download Application Here

Alliance for Workforce Development Virtual Event
Healthcare Heroes Virtual Hiring Event scheduled for April 20th from 11am – 2pm. This no-cost event is presented in partnership with Alliance for Workforce Development and Smart Workforce Center. Please see link for additional information.

Lenten and Easter Sunday Services

Our Lady of the Snows 

  • Holy Thursday Mass – 6:00 pm
  • Good Friday Liturgy of the Word and Stations of the Cross – 3:00 pm
  • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – 8:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday Mass - 9:30am

Mt. Lassen Community Church

  • Lord’s Supper Service - Thursday, 7-8 pm
  • Sunday Sunrise Service – 6:30am
  • Sunday -- 8:30am and 10:30am 
Lake Almanor Community Church
  • Good Friday Service - 5:30 pm
  • Easter Sunrise at Olsen Barn - 6:30 am
  • Easter Service at LACC - 8:30 and 10:30 am
St. Andrews Church
  • Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist - 6:30 pm
  • Good Friday Services -6:30 pm
  • Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil - 8:30 pm
  • Easter Sunday - 9 am

In recognition of the passing of Chester’s “Dr. Roberta

Memorial for Dr. Roberta Wiederholt DVM. Tuesday April 6, 7 PM. At her Clinic. 

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association


Spring has arrived at Lake Almanor. The swallows and osprey have returned, insects are hatching, temps are reaching 60 degrees and we are seeing afternoon winds. Winds are predicted to gust into the 20s over the next few days, which will make for uncomfortable fishing conditions. Snow at lake level is melting fast and we will soon see our seasonal creeks depositing runoff into the lake. Water level currently sits at 4481 approximately two feet lower than last year. Clarity remains unchanged and water temps are creeping up into the low 40s.

There was lots of boat traffic on Almanor yesterday. While the majority of the boats were targeting trout there were a few bass boats on the water as well. The bite was slow yesterday, as the fish waited for the sun to come up and bugs to hatch before waking up. Boats are fast, medium and slow trolling all with similar success. Rapallas, hardware, flies, crawlers and gulps will all catch fish. The bite remains okay as the grade of fish is exceptional. Fish are scattered throughout the lake. Be patient and stay on them when you find biters. The bass bite should only improve as water temps rise quickly over the next week.

Bank fishermen are targeting fish at Hamilton Branch. Both sides of the causeway and the coves around Canyon Dam and Hamilton Branch are your best shot at catching mature fish. Canyon Dam remains the only open public boat ramp and it will be crowded on weekends.

July 4th Fireworks A Lake Almanor Tradition for Over 25 Years

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, which was started in 1976 by William Taylor in honor of the 100th anniversary of the USA, and later taken over by Dennis Mason from 1978 to 2008, is a tradition the entire community has come to anticipate over this celebratory holiday. It is now hosted by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber, one of the many events they coordinate for the Lake Almanor Basin, with the support of the community.

In past years, the fireworks have been set-off on the shoreline off the tip of the Peninsula. This year the firework display that begins after sunset, will be launched from a barge that was built and donated by a local builder (thank you!) and will be afloat off the point of Peninsula Drive. This will alleviate fire danger as well as allow for optimal viewing from many locations around the lake. We will also be adding music to the display, which will make it an even more spectacular event.

As of now, the Chamber does not foresee any issues that would prevent hosting the event. Our Fireworks Committee Chair, Jay Sabelman of Lake Almanor Brokers, has already started negotiations with the pyrotechnic company and is preparing to make this honored Lake Almanor tradition happen for all to enjoy.

Your generous donations to the firework’s fund are greatly appreciated. Please go to this link to make your contribution and see you all on the 4th!

Donors Team up with Eagle Scout Candidate to Build Benches for Chester’s Collins Pine Nature Trail

The Collins Pine Nature Trail in Chester will soon offer a place to rest and view nature with the addition of two benches funded by Don Ramsey and Kathleen Harrington of Chester. The trail is about two miles of natural trail surfacing with 12 informational Observation Posts and a map that prompts users with forestry and geographic questions about nature and the surroundings.

Benches will be at Observation Posts #1 and #3. The planning, fabrication, and installation of the benches is being done by Life Scout member of the Boy Scouts of America, James Cooper Harris of Troop 29 in Rocklin, CA. Cooper has selected “bench building” as an Eagle Scout Service Project on his way to earning his Eagle Scout rank. His project is scheduled to be completed by the fall.

“I feel the Chester area could benefit from this project and bench building will be fun during my summer time off,” says Cooper, who with his family spend summers in the Almanor Basin. Under the Eagle Scout Service Project requirements, Cooper has to establish a Project Beneficiary that has formal access to the project site. Almanor Recreation and Park District (ARPD) has a Memo of Understanding with the Collins Pine Company to access the site and create improvements and maintenance on the Nature Trail property and will serve as the Project Beneficiary. ARPD’s Trails Committee has been maintaining and upgrading the Trail since 2015 with the guidance of Terry Collins, who with one of his sons, built the trail in the 1990s. Carlos España, ARPD’s Trails Coordinator adds, “Terry and ARPD will team up to provide Cooper with site assistance and additional funding, if needed.”


Small Business Development Center

All of the scheduled workshops and webinars below are FREE for April 2021. They are provided by the Sierra Small Business Development Center (Sierra SBDC). You must register to take the sessions. Go to; open the Homepage; Click on Calendar at the top left, then scroll down to the session and register.
April 6: Owning and Investing in Real Estate for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

6: Employee Retention Credit: What is it? Why should I apply?
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

6 & 8: Artisan Food Webinar: 2 Part Series.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

7: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Application Process & Qualifications.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

13: Spring Forward Business Ignitor Course to Foster Entrepreneurial Opportunity.
9:00 am – 10:30 am.

14: Webinar: Digital Marketing Hour: 25 Low to No-Cost Digital Tools.
9:00 am – 10:00 am.

14 & 28: Disaster Relief Loan Updates
10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

As your small business Advisor, Clint Koble provides FREE one-on-one business assistance. Register for this FREE assistance at; open the Homepage; Click on ‘Apply Now’ on the upper right of the page; then complete a series of information in order for the Sierra SBDC to build a business profile. All information is confidential. If Clint cannot assist you, the SBDC has experts that can. Please contact Clint at 775.843.5081 or

7th Annual Courage Triathlon to be Hosted by Lake Almanor Country Club

Lake Almanor Country Club is pleased to announce they will host the 7th Annual Courage Triathlon, an event that raises funds to benefit the rescue of sex-trafficked children, to be held September 11, 2021. “Due to COVID, we were not able to hold a live race last year and also had to find a new location due to on-going mandates, “says Director Dawn Hershberger. “We were adamant about keeping it at Lake Almanor since we have had terrific support for the event over the years.”

Dawn and coordinator, Joanne Vice are busy laying out new routes are estimated to be a 2.9-mile run, 5.6-mile bike ride and the 3.1-mile kayak leg with residents in LACC assisting and already excited about putting together their relay teams. “We are pleased to have this event held at LACC and know the LACC community will be out in full-force to support as sponsors, participants or cheerleaders,” says Ed Organ, president of LACC board.

Though this event is for a serious cause, it is a day of fun and celebration with all levels of athletes, both local and from across the country, enjoying the comradery, the food and music. With the event being held on the 20th anniversary of 9-11, there will be an opening ceremony honoring the loss of American citizens and participants will be carrying an American Flag. “We are excited to be live again and with a new location on the beautiful Lake we anticipate a wonderful turnout,” says Dawn. Over the past seven years, this event has raised over $150,000 to combat the trafficking of children and support their long-term recovery. For more information or to become a sponsor, please go to, contact and look for updates in the Town Chatter.

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Town Chatter - March 2021, Volume 5