April 2021, Volume 2
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Job Board

Plumas Pines Resort
Seeking qualified members to our team for the 2021 season and beyond. Jobs include: maintenance, store clerk, housekeeper, marina attendant, bartender, server host/busser, line and prep cook, dishwasher. Email resume to plumaspinesresort@gmail.com or drop off at 3000 Almanor West Drive.


Sierra Institute for Community and Environment in Taylorsville
Hiring Summer Youth Corps Crew Leaders. Please check the link for job description. https://sierrainstitute.us/about/jobs/


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? We 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 our openings


Best Western Rose Quartz Inn
Job Opening


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Town Trivia

We stumped the community and there was no winner of sponsor Intermountain Hardware’s $10 gift certificate with last weeks’ answer: Bait fish introduced into Lake Almanor as a feed source. The correct question was:  What is Pond Smelt?

This week’s answer: 1915

This week’s sponsor is Mill Creek Resort with a $5.00 off any $20 restaurant purchase.

Please send your question to: Trivia@lakealmanorarea.com Town Trivia is always looking for sponsors for our weekly prize. If interested, please contact katherine@sansoneplus.com

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

Last Community Supper 
The last Community Supper is April 22 from 5:00 to 6:00pm will be a southern pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and baked beans sponsored by the Lake Almanor West Community Club. 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. Community Suppers will resume in November.

Two Local Artists Showing at Plumas Arts Gallery
For the month of April, local photographer Jan Davies and painter Barbara MacArthur will be featured at Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 525 Main Street in Quincy. https://www.plumasarts.org/gallery-april-2021.html

The 34th Annual Street Rod Extravaganza, presented by the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626
is scheduled for Saturday September 11th at Chester Community Park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For those interested in displaying their car(s), you can register online at www.lakealmanorarea.com/streetrodFor additional information or questions, please call George Grams at 530-519-6428. (link)

Bailey Creek Golf Course Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce in association with Bailey Creek Golf Course is hosting their Annual Chamber Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 22. 11:00 am Shot Gun Start. Limited to 36 teams. Games: 4-Person Scramble, 18 holes, great raffle prizes.

  • Closest to the pin every par 3
  • Men's and women's long drive

Entry is $100 per person and includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, hamburger dinner, and prize fund. Call  530-259-4653 or ronnie@baileycreek.com

Time to Get Out and Eat!

At last, we can enjoy one another’s company and support our local eateries.  Here are a few places that are here to serve you with their latest hours of operation.

Tantardino’s Pizzeria & Pasta
Currently, open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Summer hours begin Memorial Day weekend. Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Closed on Mondays.  401 Ponderosa Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula; 530-596-3602. www.tandardinosca.com

Cravings is currently open Thursday to Monday for coffee bar, breakfast and lunch from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00.p.m. Expanded hours and dinner coming soon! 258 Main Street, Chester. www.stoverlanding.com 530-258-2229.

Pizza at the Branch
Pizza at the Branch and Karen’s Deli -- sandwiches, subs, hamburgers and hot dogs -- hours are Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday to Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7640 Hwy 147 Lake Almanor, CA 96137; 530-596-4505.

Mill Creek Resort
Mill Creek Restaurant serving American cuisine with a 78-seat capacity to include outdoor dining will be open on weekends only from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning Friday, May 7 through the end of May. As the season opens, new hours will be updated on www.millcreekresort.net. 40271 Hwy 172 Mill Creek, CA 96061; 530-595-4449; lassenmillcreekresort@gmail.com

Clifford’s Restaurant
Indoor and outdoor dining Wednesday to Saturday with lunch 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; dinner 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Grab & Go still available with calls accepted beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Sugar Pine Lounge, same hours with indoor seating but patrons must order food - open Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with outdoor seating only. 951 Clifford Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137, 530-258-.2026. www.cliffordslacc.com

The Coffee Station
Hours at the Coffee Station are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed on Sundays except for Memorial Weekend, open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 192 Main Street, Chester; 530-258-4112.

Carol’s Prattville Café
The spring opening is scheduled for May 1, Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch; Sundays 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday Night Suppers, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Bakery and Espresso Bar is open daily at 7 a.m. Take-out available and reservations are recommended. 530-259-2464. www.CarolsPrattvilleCafe.com

New Physician’s Assistant Joins Seneca Team

Seneca Healthcare District welcomes Sonia Troxell, PA-C, to the Lake Almanor Clinic in Chester. Sonia will be working directly with patients as a primary care provider to assist in achieving patients’ optimal health and overall wellness.

After earning her undergraduate degree at the California State University of Chico, Troxell completed the physician assistant program at the University of California, Davis in 2009. She has more than 12 years of experience as a nationally certified and California licensed physician assistant with a background in family medicine and urgent care with the added sub-specialty of cardiology. Sonia also holds the officer rank of Major in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Outside of work, Sonia and her family enjoy biking, swimming, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. She is looking forward to becoming part of the community while enjoying the outdoor activities and scenery the area has to offer.

Sonia will be practicing at Seneca Healthcare District’s Lake Almanor Clinic located at 199 Reynolds Rd. Chester CA. To make an appointment, please call 530-258-1926.

Main Street Flower Boxes Need Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Chester is seeking both merchant hosts and sponsors for the “Flower Box Program,” a tradition started by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber as part of their 2008-2009 Main Street Beautification Project. The program, initially called Adopt-a-Flower-Box, was an offshoot of the work engaged by Plumas County County, the Chamber, and CalTrans that resulted in the 2009 Design Plan, now part of the County’s General Plan for beautifying Main Street.

Key players in the initial project were Sharon Henry who designed the boxes, Susan Bryner who created the funding model, and Robin Schumacher who managed the project. In later years, Tracey Smith of Plumas Bank managed the program for the Chamber.    

The Chester High woodshop class built about one third of the 3’ x 18” planter boxes with the balance of them built by volunteers Rick Philips, Bob Souter and Phil Culcasi. Ginger Stratford and Lee Eckert planted the first boxes and were delivered by DeDe Peterson and crew with the first one being placed at Lassen Gift Company & Soda Fountain on Main Street in Chester.

The Rotary Club of Chester was asked to facilitate the project in November 2015. “The planter boxes filled with colorful petunias are enjoyed by merchants, visitors and locals and add so much to our main street,” says Cheri McIntire.  Each box is hosted by a business, which requires them to water and care for the flowers. On each planter box there is a sponsored plaque in memory/honor of loved one(s). “We have more boxes than hosts and sponsors. You can donate any amount and not have a plaque or a new dedication plaque can be purchased for $75.00 for the first year and then $35.00 per year thereafter,” McIntire adds.

The planter boxes are placed before Memorial Day and picked up after Labor Day. For more information, please see attached (link); contact Cheri McIntire, 530-249-2516 or cherimcintirerotary5190@yahoo.com


Memorial Weekend Craft Fair is Back!

The Annual Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair Is Back!

The Lake Almanor Memorial Craft Fair hosted by Rotary Club of Chester at Chester Community Park will be held on Saturday and Sunday May 29 and 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“We are excited to host the 24th annual Crafts Fair with up to 55 vendors participating who are thrilled ‘to be back’ to share their unique hand-crafted products with our many guests and community,” says Cheri McIntire, event coordinator. “Each year we have craft enthusiasts who go straight to our ‘regulars’ buying their much-loved items and then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering some of the newest artisans we are so lucky to have come to our area,” adds McIntire. Rotary Club of Chester has been coordinating the fair since 2013 with each year bringing new artisans and shoppers to enjoy a day of shopping.
As with all events, Rotary will support all mandates issued by Plumas County but expect a full-house and a fun event for buyers and sellers.  For application, please click on link, and for more information please contact lakealmanormeorialdaycraftfair@yahoo.com.

Almanor Fishing, Weather & Lake Report

John Crotty, Almanor Fishing Association

Lake level continues to rise slowly and currently sits at 4481.9, 12 feet from full and the lowest level at this time of year in the past 10 years. Warmer weather is raising water temps into the low 50s. Visibility is between 8-12 feet. Snow is all but gone at lake level and we are expecting another beautiful week of spring-like conditions with overnight lows dipping into the high 20s.

Canyon Dam remains the only public boat ramp and parking (especially on weekends) has been a mess. There was a 30-boat bass tournament yesterday and there are tournaments scheduled for at least the next two weekends. I have heard mixed reports of when the USFS ramp at Prattville will open. I will post the opening date as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, be prepared for long lines at Canyon Dam.

The bass are moving up into the shallows and the bite has improved. Trout trollers continue to catch quality fish and we are starting to see more rainbows and salmon in the mix. Huge insect hatches are going off and fish are enjoying the dietary change. The fish are in great shape and hard fighting. As the fish migrate to the northwest portion of the lake in search of insects, the fast action should continue to improve. Flies, hardware, crawlers and gulps will all catch fish. Arctic Fox trolling flies in hot orange and white trolled at 1.7 mph with or without a wiggle disc, speedy shiners at 2.5-3 (red/gold, red dot frog and wonder bread) and of course crawlers and gulps at 1 mph are top choices.

Bank fisherman continue to catch fish at Hamilton Branch. We are still six to eight weeks away from the Hex Hatch.

Most businesses are open and/or will open in the next few weeks. Campgrounds remain closed and there are no major road construction projects currently underway on Highways 32, 70/89 or 36.

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Town Chatter - April 2021, Volume 2