August 2021, Volume 3
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Dixie Fire Information

CodeRed Emergency Alert System
Please click here to register for CodeRed alerts.

Current Evacuation Map
Please click here for the most current evacuation map

Information line: (530) 538-7826
Media line: (530) 588-0845
Incident website: Click here

For more information on the Dixie Fire go to the following links:


USFS Information 

CalTrans District 2 Highway Closures

Below are the current highway closures in District 2 due to wildfire incidents as of 3p.m. Aug. 17. Areas of highway closures are subject to change at any time.

  • U.S. 395 is under one way traffic control from County Road A-25 to just south of the junction with County Road A-3.
  • State Route 36 is closed from Mineral to the junction with State Route 44.
  • State Route 32 is closed from approximately 6 miles east of the Tehama/Butte County line to the junction with State Route 36.
  • State Route 32 is closed to eastbound traffic at Humboldt Road, in Lomo, to the Butte/Tehama County line.
  • State Route 89 is closed from Pioneer Road to the east junction with State Route 36 (Plumas County).
  • State Route 89 is closed through Lassen Volcanic National Park, from the junction with State Route 36 to the junction with State Route 44.
  • State Route 147 is closed from the junction with State Route 89 to County Road A-21.
  • State Route 172 is closed from the west junction with State Route 36, in Mineral, to the east junction with State Route 36 (Tehama County).
At this time, there are no detours in place due to these closures. Please use QuickMap (also available by free app for smartphones) to find the best alternate route to get to your destination. You can also call 1-800-427-7623 for highway condition information. Motorists are urged to check roadway conditions often as these wildfire incidents remain dynamic.
If you are traveling in a large vehicle (big rig, large recreational vehicle or commercial bus), please check this website for route restriction information when considering alternate routes.
Please follow the Caltrans District 2 Facebook and Twitter pages for additional updates.

The Almanor Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund

For those interested in contributing to the immediate need and the long-term recovery of the people and communities of Plumas County, please visit

For all media related inquiries, please reach out to Katherine Sansone:
(510) 418-2466,
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The Almanor Foundation oversees and manages a variety of initiatives and projects that enrich the community and impact economic growth in the Lake Almanor Basin. www.  530.268.5422,

Welcome to our Newest Chamber Members

At the Branch
Chris Chavez

Almanor Girl
Catherine Altenburg

Five Star Bank
Jon Gregory

Forever Home & Outdoor
Josh & Christa Herman

Pizza Factory of Chester
Michael and Laura Kincaid

Watkins Pet Supply
Michelle Watkins

About Us

The Town Chatter is made possible through the funding of our Community Partners:

Collins Pine
Coldwell Banker Kehr/O'Brien Real Estate
Rouland Insurance
Seneca Healthcare District.

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.

Lake Almanor Area Chamber
278 Main St., Chester
P.O. Box 1198  96020

Bits & Pieces

Plumas Crisis & Intervention Resource Centers
Quincy: 175 Main St, (530) 283-5515: Resource mitigation
Portola: 165 Ridge Street, (530) 832-1827: Resource mitigation
Loyalton: 513 Main Street, (530) 993-1237: Domestic violence help
24/7 Crisis Line: (877) 757-0029
Mental Health Crisis Line: (530) 283-6307

Animal Relief Update
For those of you who have animals on your property in Plumas County that need to be fed, please contact Barbara Montadon at 530-258-1536.

Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. Resources
If you were affected by the Dixie Fire and are displaced from your job or need help with employment, training, or assistance applying for unemployment, call (530) 283-1606 or email

Events Canceled Due to Dixie Fire
  • Lake Almanor Farmers Market Thursday 8/19
  • Plumas-Sierra The Last Best Little County Fair
P.A.C Art & Craft Marketplace Saturday, August 21-22 at Graeagle Park
Professional Artisans Cooperative Art & Craft Marketplace will be held on Saturday, August 21 from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, August 22 from 9:00am-4:00pm at Graeagle Park, CA. Come and enjoy the town of Graeagle. This event features art and crafts, beer and wine tasting, food and music. 

U.S. Post Office Update
Update on local post office closures in Plumas County can be found here.

Waste Management Update
All curbside service is still suspended until further notice.

PG&E Timeline for Safety Shutoffs 
6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17 - Wednesday, Aug. 18
Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Napa, Plumas, Solano, Sonoma. Approximately 550 Plumas County customers could be impacted. PG&E anticipates weather “all clears” will occur Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the afternoon with varying times depending on individual locations. Once conditions are clear, electric crews will begin patrolling in the air depending on the levels of smoke impacting our visibility, in vehicles and on foot to check de-energized lines for hazards or damage to make sure it is safe to restore power. To check your address go to :

A Message from Rouland Insurance
Please contact Rouland Insurance at or call (530) 625-8208. You may also reach Farmers Insurance and Foremost Insurance Claims Team at (800) 435-7764 for Loss of Use or Property Damage claims. Please know that we will support you and our community through this horrific catastrophe.

News Articles
Chuck Norris Writes Encouraging Column
Sheriff initiates process for residents to visit burned properties​
Dixie Fire surpasses 600,000 acres, pushing hard on several fronts​
Recall ballots are mailed: Here’s where to find them​

For daily (and sometimes hourly) news and information, please visit our Facebook page:

Lake Almanor Area Chamber Board Meeting rescheduled for 8/24.

Seneca Heathcare District Updates

Chelssa Outland, PIO

Re-Opening Soon

Date: August 17, 2021
Seneca Healthcare District employees have begun the first phase in re-opening the hospital. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, residents and patients will continue to be our main priority. Employees are working hard to prepare our facility to re-open.
*** Seneca's ability to reopen is dependent on the status of the evacuation order. ***

Working to Fulfill Patient Needs
Date: August 17, 2021
During the Dixie Fire evacuations, Seneca Healthcare District has been working hard to take care of our patients in whatever way we can. One of the ways we are attempting to facilitate the needs of our patients is by providing information for them to obtain their prescriptions during evacuations.

Due to the Dixie Fire incident, the internet, phone lines, and our systems are not working correctly. The staff has been working long hours to answer messages and facilitate patients in obtaining their prescriptions. For non-narcotic refills, patients can take their prescription pill bottles to the pharmacy nearest their current location and request an emergency refill.

Patients needing refills for narcotics will need to go to the nearest walk-in or urgent care clinic for a new prescription. If assistance is needed to verify provider information, patient status, please call (530) 258-6973. Please leave a message including; your name, birth date, your provider, and preferred contact number. Please allow up to 72 hours for our staff to get back to you.

Seneca Healthcare District staff appreciates your understanding and patience during this time.

Local Assistance Center August 19-21 in Quincy

Dixie Fire Resources by Area

Please note that this list is subject to change at any time.

North State Food Bank

Tiny Pine Foundation

Julia's Purse Project




Cowboy 911

American Red Cross

Plumas County Recovery Information

The Almanor Foundation

Heartstrings Counseling & Resources 


  • September 3: Food Bank - 812 King Street, 9am-12pm


  • Tuesday, September 7: Food Giveaway - 441 C Street, 9am - 11am and 6pm - 7pm 


  • Wednesday & Thursdays, 9-11 Salvation Army Drive through food distribution. 567 E. 16th Street
  • Saturday August, 21: Supplies Giveaway - 2155 Pillsbury Rd, 9am - 12pm
  • Sunday August, 22: Free Walk-in Medical Clinic - 1010 Mangrove Ave, 1pm - 4pm

  • Sunday August 29: Free Walk-in Medical Clinic 1010 Mangrove Ave, 1pm - 4pm

  • Life From the Ashes - Click here

  • Once Upon a Child sponsored by My Oven's Meals - families with small children

  • Fresh Cove at 14 W Eaton - free meals

  • Basic Needs Pantry - M-F 8am-5pm, 580 Manzanita Ave Suite 5

  • Shalom Free Clinic - free medical walk-in clinic Sundays 1-4pm, 1010 Mangrove Ave.

  • CHAT

  • Free Groceries: Faith Lutheran Church, 667 E. 1st Ave. First and third Fridays of the month from 10am- 12pm. Only request, please do not arrive before 9:30am.  

  • Barbara Montadon: Animal Relief, Plumas County, (530) 258-1536

  • Oroville Hope Center - basic needs, or come by the office Tues-Fri between 9am-3pm at 1437 Myers St in Downtown Oroville

  • Butte County Food Bank - 2640 5th Ave #7 Oroville, CA


  • Food Pantry at First Christian Church - 5738 Pentz Road, Saturday 11am-1pm, Sunday 12-2pm - bring a bag 

  • Disaster Relief Center - Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm 9205 Skyway Rd Paradise Ca 95969


  • Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center - Click here, 175 Main Street, 24 crisis line: 877-757-0029

  • Angels Among Us @ 530-616-8228

  • Ashlee's Toy Closet - 8/14 11am-1:30pm, 123 Crescent St. Hwy 70 

  • Project:Camp - Kids Day Camp 

  • Plumas Fairgrounds - animal feed

  • Feather River Outdoors - free bikes, taking bike donations to fix up and give away to evacuees

  • Quintopia Brewing Company - free food

  • Quincy Provisions - free breakfast 7-10am until 8/12, free dinner 5-6:30pm until 8/12

  • Plumas County Office of Education - 1446 East Main Street, school supplies for children

  • Plumas Library - 445 Jackson Street, 10am-12pm, activities for children

  • Kristina's Gymnastics/Grange Hall - free food, water, clothing and supplies for evacuees

  • The Knook - Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, free meals

  • La Na'cho Mama - Mon-Sat 11am-8pm

  • Paradise Grill - Mon-Sat 9am-9pm

  • Mill Creek Fish and Chips - Tue-Sat 11am-7pm

  • Grandma Janes Place - Taco Tuesday, free tacos for lunch starting at 11am

  • Rugged Roots Farm - free fresh produce, Mon-Fri 7:30am-12pm

  • Elks Lodge - BBQ dinner on 8/10 at 5pm

  • Feather River Fitness - Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 8am-12pm, 336 Cresent Street, free showers, have towels, no shampoo (Grange has Shampoo)

  • Behavioral Health (Little House) 527 Bell Lane, 8-4 Monday thru Friday


  • Mamma Celeste's Gastropub and Pizzeria - free meals for evacuees

  • Nevada Resources

Sacramento Area

  • Olive Hill Kennels 530-735-6517


  • Tiny Pine Foundation Drive-thru supply giveaway - Sunday, 8/15 11am-3pm 2385 Main Street at Les Schwab Tire

  • Crossroads - Monday-Friday - free lunch at 12pm, Saturday - free dinner at 6pm

  • Merry Morsals - free coffee to evacuees

  • Salvation Army Susanville 

  • Lassen Community College & Butte Creek BBQ Co. - free BBQ dinner Wednesday, August 11 at 5:30pm

  • First Baptist Church behind Burger King - supplies available Friday 8/13

  • Susanville High School

  • Diamond Mountain Casino


Shelter Information

To receive shelter services and use facilities, registration is required. You do not need to stay inside the shelter to receive meals or services.

  • Springs of Hope Church at 59 Bell Lane, Quincy, CA 95971

    • Located on the east side of Quincy. Traveling from the east (from Graeagle) on highway 70 at the first stoplight turn right onto Mill Creek, then left on Lee Road, then right on Bell Lane. Traveling from the west (from Greenville) on Highway 70 at the first stoplight turn left onto Quincy Jct Rd., then right onto Bell Lane.

  • Holy Family Catholic Church at 108 Taylor Ave, Portola, CA 96122

    • Located on the south side of Portola across the river. Traveling east (from Quincy) on highway 70 at the light turn right on Gulling over the bridge, immediately left on Taylor Ave, located on the right. Traveling west (from Reno) on highway 70 at the light turn left on Gulling go over the bridge, immediately left on Taylor Ave on the right.

  • Lassen Community College at 478-200 CA-139, Susanville, CA 96130

    • Located just outside of town. Traveling north (from Reno) on 395, turn right on Ash Street/CA139, about a mile and a half school on the right. Traveling South (from Chester) on 395, left on Ash Street/CA139, about a mile and a half school on the right.

  • Lassen High School at 1110 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96130. 

    • Located right in town Main Street/395.

  • Torres Community Shelter, (530) 891-9048 at 101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico, CA, 95928

Town Chatter - August 2021, Volume 3