278 Main Street ~ PO Box 1198
Chester, Ca 9602023
My name is Chelssa and I am the executive director of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber. I started this position in May of last year. Thank you to all of the Board Members, Committee Members, Chamber Members and Community Members that have worked with me and supported the Chamber this year.
This last year has been an amazing year for the Chamber and Visitors Center. It has been full of excitement and challenges, as a new position this past year was a time of growing and learning. We have worked out most of the kinks (fingers crossed) and are working towards the Mission and Goals of the Chamber while seeking a balance between what we can accomplish and would like to accomplish.
I want to thank each member both old and new for your support, sponsorships and patience this past year. I also want to let everyone know that as the Executive Director and member of this community I want the best for each and every business and individual. The Chamber is here to help in whatever way we can. Please do not hesitate to reach and ask questions, make suggestions or even tell me your opinion. I really do appreciate the input, support and guidance and could not have done it without all of you.
Part of what the Chamber and myself are working on is trying to be more proactive in giving our members support and letting them know how they can be involved. We have started this year with creating a sponsorship package that contains our comprehensive list of events and activities and working toward providing more information to our local businesses on what your membership includes and how to utilize our services we provide to our members. If you would like to meet and review this information please let me know and I will be more than happy to go over it with you.
I look forward to working with all our members this coming year and accomplishing goals set out by the members and board.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, needs, concerns, recommendations or comments.
Thank you for being valued members of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber.
Chelssa Outland, Executive Director
Chester, CA 9-26-19 . . . The first meeting to discuss developing a Town Plaza for Chester, co-hosted by Chester/Lake Almanor Basin Chamber of Commerce and Brenda Lemons, owner of the Coffee Station, met Wednesday with civic leaders, business owners and interested citizens attending and supporting the efforts.
“It was exciting to see the community come together in support of a town plaza that has the capability of offering programs and activities to the greater Chester and Lake Almanor area,” says Susan Bryner, president of the chamber. “It seems with the show of excitement and cooperative spirit, the time is right to begin creating a focal point for the town, area residents and tourists.”
Covered on the agenda was research of location, funding, programs and activities and maintenance. Attendees offered numerous ideas and suggestions to help make the plaza a success and asset to Chester; and bring growth, tourism and a sense of community to our town.
For those interested in participating, the next meeting will be on October 16 from 8:30 to 10:00 at the Coffee Station. For additional information please visit www.lakealmanorarea.com, go to the Community tab and look for Town Plaza Project.
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Almanor Fishing Report
September 22, 2019
Water temps dropped another 3 or 4 degrees this past week hovering around the 64-degree mark. Our days are getting shorter, nighttime temps are dropping into the high 30’s and we experienced a couple of days of clouds and rain over the past week. NOAA is predicting a warming trend through Thursday and then another series of storms and cooling temps beginning on Friday. If you are planning a trip to Almanor this coming weekend be prepared, our predicted high temps on Tuesday and Wednesday are 78 degrees, Saturdays predicted high is 48 degrees, that’s right a 30-degree temp change. Overnight lows will be dropping into the low 30” s.
Fishing was tough this past week with winds, rain, thunder and lightning making for difficult conditions. Fish are transitioning from the slow bite to chasing flies and hardware. Fish remain in deeper water (35-50 feet) and fast is your best choice. Speedy shiners, Artic Fox trolling flies, Rappala’s, needle fish are all good choices. Pond smelt are scattered throughout the lake and continue to be the preferred diet.
Bank fishermen continue to target fish at Hamilton Branch, there were also a few bank fishermen at Canyon Dam. As water temps continue to drop fishing in the coves will improve for both fly and bank fishermen.
As a side note: I made a trip to Eagle Lake on Tuesday with friends, we struggled to catch three Eagle lake Rainbows. All nice healthy fish in the 2 ½-3-pound class. Not the results we expected but a great day on the water none the less. Water clarity was poor on the north end of the lake, better on the south. Water temps ranged between 64-65 degrees and boat traffic was light. We easily launched at the low water ramp at the Eagle lake Marina which will have plenty of water through the end of the season. We caught our fish trolling hardware at 2 ½ mph, red dot frog, red needle fish and a pearl bikini each landed a fish. Fishing on Eagle will only get better from here, you can visit Val Aubrey’s Eagle Lake Guardians web and Facebook sites for current fishing reports and information on the Eagle Lake community.