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Eagle Lake Investment Opportunity Property consists of 634 acres zoned for twenty-four 20 acre parcels View of property looking north

and a 49 acre cinder pit which is the only approved pit in the basin. The 20 acre parcel map has been filed with Lassen County. Property has good access, power and telephone to the property. Wells have been drilled adjacent to the property and introduced excellent water with good yields. Priced below market at $2,536,000 ($4,000 per acre).

Eagle Lake is located in beautiful Lassen County, approximately 16 miles north of Susanville. The lake has some 110 miles of shoreline and is about 4 miles wide and 13 miles long, running south to north. It is the home of world famous Eagle Lake trout that can range in size up to 12-plus pounds. Eagle Lake is the second largest natural lake in California (Clear Lake being the first) and is at 5,110 feet above sea level.

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Little Troxel Point Bird Island Youth Camp

MinersCSUC Biology Station Bay Tunnel Beach Miners Point

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Realty • 530-832-4272 for more information

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contents 100 Free things to do . . . . . . . . . . .5 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Biking, mountain & road . . . . . .88 Birding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Bucks Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Buzz Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . .14-15 Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Chester-Lake Almanor . . . . . . . . .44 Christmas tree cutting . . . . . . . . .77 Church Directory . . . . . . . . . . . .112 County information . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Fairgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Fall colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Feather River Canyon . . . . . . . . . .31 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Forests, national . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Geocaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Gold panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Golf course chart . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Graeagle & Lakes Basin area . . . .16 Hiking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Horseback riding . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Kids Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lassen Volcanic National Park . . .43 La Porte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Map & directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Off-road adventures . . . . . . . . . .76 Parks and Picnic Areas . . . . . . . . .78 Pets welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Places to stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Plumas-Eureka State Park . . . . . .24 Portola & Sierra Valley . . . . . . . . .26 Quincy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 River rafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Rockhounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Scenic byways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Skiing & snowboarding . . . . . . . .61 Snowmobiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Snowplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Snowshoeing & Nordic skiing . . .64 Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Stargazing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Tours, Community/Environment 94 Tours, Self-guided . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Tours, Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Tour itineraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Trains & rail fanning . . . . . . . . . .85 Visitor information centers . . . . .10 Water sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Weddings & honeymoons . . . . .111 Wilderness areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Wildflowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Winter driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

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to Plumas County Rugged canyons, crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, trout-filled streams, fresh pine forests, brilliant star-filled skies — they all await you in beautiful Plumas County. Located in northeastern California, where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, Plumas County boasts more than 100 lakes, 1,000 miles of rivers and streams and over a million acres of national forest. With only nine people per square mile, this rural, four seasons mountain retreat offers beauty, solitude and clean air, making it the ideal spot for a quiet vacation. In this guide, you’ll find an overview of Plumas County’s year-round recreation, attractions, events, accommodations and campsites. Click on our websites at or for updated information, or give the Visitors Bureau a call at 800-326-2247. We invite you to have a wonderful time in Plumas County; respect its beauty, treat its residents as neighbors and return again soon. PA G E 3

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Bring your pets along on your trip to Plumas County! Dogs will love romping through the open space, sniffing out squirrels and fetching sticks in the lakes and creeks. There are numerous forest trails and special campsites where you can take your horses. You’ll find over 50 accommodations where pets are welcome to stay with their owners (see Pages 100-111.) Some restaurants with outdoor seating even welcome your pets. Or take your pet camping in the great outdoors. Some facilities charge a small fee and most require pets to be on a leash. On trails in the national forest, leashes are optional but preferred. Be sure to carry a leash in order to keep your dog safe and under control. Within the state and national parks, dogs are required to be on leashes at all times and are not allowed on hiking trails. Please take caution in the woods and keep your pet with you at all times to avoid encounters with wildlife. It’s a good idea to leave your pet indoors should you be gone for a long time. If you need a veterinarian or kennel service during your visit, you’ll find many that are available or on call. Treat your pets to a vacation in a place where they’ll love to spend some quality time with you. Pet-friendly Plumas County, with its wide variety of accommodations, is the ideal getaway for you and your best friends.

Pet Adoptions & Boarding Kennels Open Monday thru Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm 103 Meadowridge Lane, Portola CA 96122

(530) 832-4727


The official Plumas County Visitors Guide is a joint project between Feather Publishing Co. Inc., and the Plumas County Visitors Bureau. Published annually in April. Ad deadline is February 2011. To advertise, please call the numbers below. Publisher - Michael C. Taborski PROJECT COORDINATORS: Kevin Mallory and graphic artist Juliet Beer of Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Suzi Brakken, Kari Underwood and Christie Brawley of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau ADVERTISING: Sherri McConnell - Ad Manager; Karen Kuhn, Kay Moss - Quincy - (530) 283-0800 Cheri McIntire and Valorie Chisholm Chester and Greenville - (530) 258-3115 Michael Peters - Blairsden/Graeagle, Alesha Carnes - Portola - (530) 832-4646

FEATHER PUBLISHING CO., INC P.O. Box B • 287 Lawrence St. • Quincy, CA 95971 • (530) 283-0800 •

PLUMAS COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU 550 Crescent St. • P.O. Box 4120 • Quincy, CA 95971 (800) 326-2247 •


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100 FUN THINGS TO DO FOR FREE Looking to have fun on a budget? Plumas County has a plethora of no-cost attractions, detailed in a colorful brochure, 100 Free Things to Do in Plumas County. This handy reference offers visitors quick advice on free or low-cost ways to have fun during a visit to Plumas County. The list of 100 things is divided into sections including "Museums/History," "Outdoors and Nature," "Kids Stuff," "Art Galleries" and "Events." It also features several photos and a county map. The Free Things brochure is free, and may be picked up at visitors centers throughout the county. To receive one by mail, contact Plumas County Visitors Bureau at 800-326-2247 or email your request to:


Youngsters will find plenty of things to do in the natural playground of Plumas County. Whether they’re wading in a stream or tubing down a snowy hill, kids will discover that outdoor recreation is a great way to burn off excess energy and banish boredom! Here’s a sampling of the top destinations and attractions for kids in Plumas County; more information is available by contacting the Visitors Bureau or area chambers of commerce. • Walking to waterfalls (Frazier and Indian Falls) • Climbing aboard locomotives at Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola • Miniature golfing in Graeagle and the Lake Almanor area • Learning about Native Americans, natural history and survival through the Junior Ranger Program at PlumasEureka State Park and Lassen Volcanic National Park • Paddleboating on Graeagle Mill Pond • Hiking along interpretive nature trails (Red Fir, Sand Pond, Antelope Lake, Round Valley Lake) • Pony or horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides • Biking the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail or the Portola Riverwalk • Panning for gold • Exploring the forests on an adventurous ATV or snowmobile tour • Climbing to a U.S. Forest Service lookout tower • Jet skiing at Almanor and Bucks • Tennis and bowling • Sledding at Eureka Ski Bowl or anywhere in the forest • Picnicking, horseshoe pitching or playing ball in a park • Skateboarding at parks in Quincy and Portola • Summer Program for Creative Exploration in Chester • Midway carnival rides and 4-H fun at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair • Movies, plays and concerts at Quincy’s Town Hall Theatre • Fishing derbies • Friday night summer concerts in Portola City Park • Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing the Museum Trail in Johnsville • Blackberry picking in the Feather River Canyon • Fourth of July parades and fireworks • Stargazing and making s’mores over a crackling campfire • Swimming in creeks, lakes, pools and ponds • Geocaching - fun for the whole family

BUZZ B LOG Check out the “Plumas Buzz” blog on for the latest on recreation, fun, events, and lifestyle stories from up in our neck of the woods. Get insider tips from locals and fellow travelers, find out what’s new or how the weather’s doing, and keep in touch with rural life in Plumas County when you’re not here. The informal blog is narrated and edited by Plumas County Visitors Bureau staff. Just click on the “Plumas Buzz” animated icon at the top right of the home page. We also invite you to share your own travel stories and photos of things abuzz in Plumas County!

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FRC's Degree transfers to many CSU and FR ' University Studies d f d UC campuses. Our Dual Enrollment program with Chico State is unique in California. We also have Du transfer agreements with schools in other states including the University of tra Nevada, both UNR and UNLV, as well as the University of Idaho. Ne

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at Robbs Valley Resort A new team, designed to take a few dragons off Scott’s back up so he can concentrate more on his special talents in cooking, beverage and hospitality. The 2007 season has been great, with Rod Perry and Carol Martinelli adding new layers of management and taking the food and hospitality to a new level. Robbs hosted the Jeepers Jamboree,Friends of the Rubicon and had the best Chili Cook-Off yet, helping to raise $11,000 for the make-a-wish foundation. Our goal now is to increase the number of events, increase the recreational equipment for rent, and expand the lodging so we can accommodate families and groups.

THE RESTAURANT Open 7 days 8am - 8:45pm

robbs valley v resort has revamped it’s menu. chef hef Scott Morgan will feature, whenever possible, fresh locally grown ingredients.

Friday Night Special: PRIME RIB DINNER FOR $15.00! (plus tax)

Huge slice of premium Prime rib. House salad with your choice of dressing. “chef choice” hoice” seasonal vegetable, Potato and dessert dessert

check heck out our soon-to-be famous BBQ Pizzas with homemade crust and sauce. Pizza ready in minutes and can be packaged to take back to your camp.


Open 7 days • 10am - 10pm (Sun-Fri), 10am - 11pm (Saturday)

robbs valley v resort esort sports a hand hewn 20 ft wooden bar with homemade wooden stools. Sit with friends amongst the giant beams which were hand milled by the builder, les clementsen. lementsen. o orr enjoy one of our special cocktails while sitting by the stone fireplace which dominates the main wall in the dining room.

THE GENERAL STORE Open 7 days 8am - 8pm

robbs valley v resort esort has a full service General Store for all of your needs. From ice to insect repellent, we have it all.

The two Park Model cabins have worked well for us, and survived the winter nicely. We are interested in adding another 8 or 10 Park model cabins, by long term leasing sites and selling Park models to people that will use them for their personal pleasure 25% of the time, and make them available to rent on an income sharing basis the rest of the time. We have very favorable financing, like no money down and about $550 a month for 24 months, then $1000 a month. Income should offset much of that. Boat rentals have been picking up, particularly with the pontoon boat, deck boat and two fishing boats. We now have kayaks for rent, and, in the near future, ATVs. Most people are finding it easier to rent our boats versus towing their own boat up the hill.


So everyone is having fun at Robbs. We hope you will come up, and let us know if we can plan your family reunion, wedding or special event.

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Open from Memorial Day weekend to October 31st.

Contact Information Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce 529 Main St. in Chester 800-350-4838 Plumas County Visitors Bureau 800-326-2247 Foxwood Development (Sunday Conference Location) 530-596-3040

Cell Phones: Zack Thomas, OWAC Director, 205-826-2275 Susan Bryner, Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce, 530-588-3799 Suzi Brakken, Plumas County Visitors Bureau, 530-249-0121

Conference Lodging Sites Antlers Motel, 268 Main St., Chester, 530-258-2722 Bailey Creek Cottages, Bailey Creek Golf Course, Lake Almanor Peninsula, 530-259-7829 Best Western Rose Quartz Inn, 302 Main St., Chester, 888-571-4885 Bidwell House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 1 Main St., Chester, 530-258-3338 Dorado Inn, 4379 Hwy. 147, Westshore Lake Almanor, 530-284-7790 Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Seventeen miles NW of Chester via Feather River Drive, 866-999-0914 Knotty Pine Resort, 430 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor Peninsula, 530-596-3348 Lake Haven Resort, 7329 Hwy. 147, Westshore Lake Almanor, 530-596-3249 Plumas Pines Resort, West shore Lake Almanor, 530-259-4343 St. Bernard Lodge, Ten miles west of Chester on Hwy. 36, 530-258-3382

Conference Sponsors Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce


Plumas County Visitors Bureau Lassen Volcanic National Park


We thank the following community and travel industry sponsors for their support of the 2009 Conference: Almanor Fishing Adventures Antlers Motel Bailey Creek Golf Course Best Western Rose Quartz Inn Bidwell House Bed & Breakfast Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports Cabela’s Carol’s Cafe Cedar Lodge Motel Chester-Lake Almanor Museum Coldwell Banker, Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate Collins Pine Co. Diamond Mountain Casino Dorado Inn Drakesbad Guest Ranch Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Foxwood Knotty Pine Resort and Marina Lake Almanor Fitness Center Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals Lassen National Forest Majors Outpost Mt. Lassen Aviation Peninsula Market Plumas Audubon Club Plumas Pines Resort Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Prudential Real Estate St. Bernard Lodge The Almanor Fishing Association

Fall Conference

Lake Almanor & Lassen Volcanic National Park September 20-22

The 2009 Fall Conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of California will take place in Lake Almanor and is hosted by the





Commerce, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Plumas County Visitors Bureau.

This information packet includes: Area maps with venue locations Conference schedule Activities and lodging list Contact information and sponsors

The Almanor Basin, with a population of about 5,500, is best known as a recreation paradise and the gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Our playground at elevation 4,550 feet spreads across a natural wonderland created by millions of years of geologic forces, a crossroad where the granite of the Sierra Nevada meets the lava of the Cascades. The 1.2 million acres that make up the surrounding Lassen National Forest also boasts the Caribou Wilderness area and over 300 campsites. It is a playground for all seasons, for all ages and any lifestyle. Lake Almanor is one of the state’s largest manmade lakes, with 52 miles of shoreline, yearround fishing and majestic views of Lassen Peak, the southernmost volcano in the Cascade range. The lake is 13 miles long and six miles wide, with a surface area of 28,000 acres. Summer lake surface temperatures of about 75 degrees make it ideal for water sports, including water-skiing, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing and kayaking.

The Basin and surrounding area also offers camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, championship golf, hunting and fall foliage viewing. Winter brings the quiet beauty of Lassen Peak keeping watch over pristine fields of snow and groomed trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Chester-Lake Almanor area has full service marinas, launch ramps and rentals. There are numerous pine-sheltered campgrounds operated by PG&E and the U.S. Forest Service, in addition to private campgrounds. The area also offers rural hospitality and lodging at a variety of private resorts, motels, bed and breakfast inns, cabins and luxury home rentals. Among the area’s other amenities are a host of eateries, from fine dining restaurants to casual cafes. Shoppers can enjoy browsing Chester’s Main Street which offers a full array of quaint gift shops and stores. The remarkable hydrothermal features in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park include roaring fumaroles (steam and volcanic-gas vents), thumping mud pots, boiling pools, and steaming ground, evidence of the volcano’s last eruption in 1921. Experience them along the park road or from more than 150 miles of hiking trails and eight campgrounds in pristine, untouched wilderness. The new Kohm Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center, which opened last fall, is open daily and located at the park’s southwest entrance. It features an exhibit hall, indoor theater and outdoor amphitheater, bookstore, gift shop and cafe.

Photo courtesy of Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co.

With just nine people per square mile, and no stoplights, the Almanor Basin in Plumas County offers OWAC members a truly outdoors conference setting, with a plethora of story material. We invite you to kick back, enjoy your stay and feel free to ask for assistance from any of your conference hosts. Thanks for coming, and we hope you’ll be back soon!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 8 am - 4 pm 8 am - 10 am 8 am - 10 am 10 am -12:30 pm 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm 4:15 pm - 6 pm 6:30 pm

Conference registration at Foxwood Pavilion Board meeting at Prudential Lake Almanor Real Estate, 289 Clifford Dr. N . Marketplace Setup Marketplace Welcome luncheon General meeting Snack/coffee break Newsmaker session - Marijuana cultivation on public wildlands, USFS Public Affairs Specialist John Heil and USFS Special Agent Russ Arthur Snack/coffee break Craft Improvement session: Using Facebook to manage fans, grow audiences and develop markets for profit - Diane Nemea Laessig Snack/coffee break Newsmaker session: What’s a thermal curtain and how will it affect Lake Almanor and the area’s ecosystem? Almanor Fishing Association and PG&E. Hotel check-in Reception and dinner at Plumas Pines Resort

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Continental breakfast available or delivered to your lodging facility. Lunches included in all activities. Lake Almanor Fishing (Boat), Location: Canyon Dam Boat Launch. Stream Fly-Fishing, Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co., 262 Main St., Chester, (530) 258-3944. Birdwatching on Lake Almanor, Knotty Pine Marina, 430 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula, (530) 5963348. Lassen Volcanic National Park Tour, Chester Library parking lot, 200 First Ave., Chester. Breakfast included. Sightseeing Tour by Air of Lake Almanor and Lassen Park, Mt. Lassen Aviation, Chester-Rogers Airport, Hwy. 36, just west of town (530) 258-3616. Sustainable Forestry Tour, Collins Pine Museum, Mill and Old-Growth Forest, Collins Pine Museum, 500 Main St., Chester, (530) 258-4441. Mongrel Bike Ride along Lake Almanor, Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports, 149 Main St., Chester (530) 258-2338. Backcountry Drive on Historic Humboldt-Humbug Road, Location: Almanor Ranger District, just west of Chester on Hwy. 36, (530) 258-2141. Horseback Ride and Hot Springs Soak at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Drakesbad Stables, 17 miles from Chester via Feather River Drive and Warner Valley Road. 866-999-0914. Please allow 1 hr. to travel from Chester to Drakesbad. Hike and Hot Springs Soak at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Drakesbad Stables, 17 miles from Chester via Feather River Drive and Warner Valley Road. 866-999-0914. Please allow 1 hr. to travel from Chester to Drakesbad. Almanor Basin History, Chester Main Street Shopping & Soda Fountain Tour, Chester-Lake Almanor Museum, 200 First Ave., Chester (530) 258-2742. Golf at Bailey Creek Golf Course, Bailey Creek, off Clifford Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula (530) 259-4653.

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We’re honored to have you here and hope you have a productive conference and a relaxing, fun-filled visit.

Fishermen can find rainbow and brown trout, small mouth bass, catfish and king salmon in Lake Almanor. The North Fork of the Feather River, Hamilton Branch and Yellow Creek offer excellent fly-fishing. Nearby Butt Valley Reservoir is widely known as a great fishery for trout.

Photo by Carl Raymond Piesch

Photo by Pam Trebes

Welcome to Chester/Lake Almanor!

Schedule of Events

Kayaking on Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals, 29529 Hwy. 89, Canyon Dam, next to the general store, (530) 284-7372. Walk with a Botanist to Willow Lake, Almanor Ranger District, just west of Chester on Hwy. 36, (530) 2582141. Pontoon Boat Ride on Lake Almanor, Knotty Pine Marina, 430 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor Peninsula, (530) 596-3348. Horseback Ride and Hot Springs Soak at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Drakesbad Stables, 17 miles from Chester via Feather River Drive and Warner Valley Road. 866-999-0914. Please allow 1 hr. to travel from Chester to Drakesbad. Hike and Hot Springs Soak at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Drakesbad Stables, 17 miles from Chester via Feather River Drive and Warner Valley Road. 866-999-0914. Please allow 1 hr. to travel from Chester to Drakesbad. Wakeboard, Waterski or Jetski on Lake Almanor, Majors Outpost, at Plumas Pines Resort, Almanor Drive West off Hwy. 89. Look for the green tent. (530) 259-2727. Cocktail reception, Dorado Inn, 4379 Hwy. 147, East shore Lake Almanor, 530-284-7790. BBQ, Dorado Inn.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 Hotel checkout recommended before attending OWAC breakfast (below.) 8am-10am

Breakfast at Carol’s Café, Camp Prattville Resort, 2932 Almanor West Dr. on southwest shore of Lake Almanor, 530-259-2464.

Post-Conference Activities: • • • •

Stay at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Stay at Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel (Susanville). Stay and Play, Bailey Creek Golf and Cottages. Or just enjoy the Almanor Basin on your own.

The Lake Almanor Fitness Center will offer free access to OWAC members and their guests throughout the conference. The center is located in Chester on 160 Cedar St. (turn off Hwy. 36 at Beacon Gas Station onto Martin Way.) It is open from 5 am to 9 pm.

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Where Our Experience Makes Your Experience Better

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy, CA 95971

(800) 33-HOWDY


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From Reno:

U.S. 395 North to Hwy. 70 West. Right on Greenhorn Ranch Road.

From Sacramento:

Hwy. 99 North to Oroville, Hwy. 70 (Scenic) to Quincy. Hwy. 70 E to Greenhorn Ranch Road.

From Redding: I-5 South to SR36 from Red Bluff. Take 89 E to Quincy and Hwy. 70 E to Greenhorn Ranch Road.

Since 1962

1-800-33-HOWDY Quincy, California


“Nothing is Better for the Inside of a Man, Than the Outside of a Horse” The Greenhorn Ranch is an ideal venue for meetings and retreats. With our miles of trails, meadows, creeks and ponds coupled with our equine assisted learning program, your group will find unlimited opportunities to develop personally and professionally as individuals and as a team.

- Winston Churchill

HORSEBACK RIDING IS OUR SPECIALTY Our experienced wranglers emphasize the building of self-confidence and success. Group rides and individualized instruction are available.

OTHER ACTIVITIES cook-outs fishing volleyball hiking campfire sing-alongs

horse-drawn wagon rides swimming dancing karaoke poker & table games


Saloon has bar and dance area; Recreation Center has large deck with fire pit, pool table, poker tables and wood-burning stove.


Facilities include 16 cabins for single or multiple occupancy. The main lodge has 10 rooms, hearth side meeting area, coffee service and a cyber center with wireless access. Rates include three hearty meals a day, served family style in the Chuck House. Special dietary needs are easily accommodated.


Development EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING The Greenhorn Ranch will customized Equine (horse) Assisted Learning (EAL) programs – targeting professional development and personal growth - in the form of retreats, seminars, and workshops. Horses provide an excellent means of reflective learning when the focus is on human development. Together, horse and human, with the expertise of certified equine specialists, help the learner discover strategies to building positive human relationships - a foundation for success at work and in our personal lives.

BOOKING FOR 2007-2008 SEASON SPRING: May 5 -June 8 • FALL: August 26th -January 31


Meals, lodging, refreshments, meeting rooms, and activities. Rates subject to 15% tax & gratuity.

TO BOOK: Call 1-800-33-HOWDY (800-334-6939) e-mail:

“I was looking for a place for our corporate retreat and found the Greenhorn right in our own backyard. The service was excellent and the atmosphere and activities were just what we needed to bring our team together.” - Randi Thompson, Reno, NV



ACTION Rod action refers to the flex characteristics of a rod, varying from Slow to Extra-Fast. An Extra-Fast action rod flexes mainly at the tip. Slower (or softer) action rods flex throughout the entire length of the rod. Moderate action falls in between. We tailor the action of each of our rods to the particular fishing application for which they’re designed, taking into account the preferred lure action, optimum casting range, fighting power, the feel of the rod, and countless other variables.

POWER We rate the power of our rods on a scale of 00 to 8. This rating should give you an idea of how each rod in the series compares in terms of lifting, lighting and casting strength. Because each series is rated independently, a 2-power Spin Jig rod, for example, does not feel the same as a 2-power Steelhead rod. Another way to measure power is resistance to flex or how much each specific rod bends under a load. The 2-power rod flexes more easily than a 3-power and so on. Generally speaking, the heavier your choice of line and lure, the higher the power rating you’ll need.

For the needs of the SCANDINAVIAN style of casting, we of Gary Loomis, the owner of GLoomis Rods believes in making quality equipment. His fly rods are no exception. Made from some of the finest components on the market, these rods are true works of art and some of the finest casting and fish fighting fly rods in the world. Not sure which one to get? Just ask one of our employees to point you in the right direction. These rods are trusted by some of our top guides, including Captain Doug Blanton, Captain Scott MacCalla and Captain Terry Lamielle. G-Loomis makes rods for everything from a six inch Brook Trout to 400 pound Marlin. See our Roaringriver Spey selection below Series to help find rod that is right Stinger FlyaRods for your situation.

Tough bite?



Unbelievably effective when fishing pressured bass! A reel for the finesse angler, one that handles light line or smaller lures with ease. Especially designed for the finesse bass angler or light-tackle enthusiast, these light, easy-handling reels are the answer when cold fronts shut down the bite or clear water gives the fish lockjaw. But our ProLite is also ideal for anyone who simply wants the extra comfort of a small-frame baitcaster, or who seeks better balance when using a lightweight finesse rod. Our ProLite Finesse is a sweet little reel fully equipped with today’s most popular features. One-piece aluminum frame; drilled machined-aluminum spool; titanium nitride-coated line guide; quality 7-bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a one-way roller bearing for the PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse. Lube port for quick, easy lubrication of gears -- no disassembly needed!

Current reels

Double anodized and cold forged they’re light, strong and easy on the eyes. A quick-change push button spool and easy handle conversion makes it easy to swap lines and will keep the southpaws happy. MODEL



Current 3-4

3.0” 3WF + 100 YDS. 20#

4WF + 50 YDS. 20#


Current 5-6

3.4” 5WF + 125 YDS. 20#

6WF + 100 YDS. 20#



Current 7-8

3.7” 7WF + 175 YDS. 30#

8WF + 150 YDS. 30#



Current 9-10

4.2” 9WF + 250 YDS 30#

10WF + 200 YDS. 30#




Patrick H. Seattle, Washington “Being an educator, and Principle of a High School, I could only hope that my teachers develop the communication skills that Tim has in his teaching techniques. He has brought my game to a new and exciting level in just three (3) lessons!”

rates for Instruction ½ hr tune up lessons: This “tune up” is intended for the mid to low handicapper and covers specific areas as requested by the student. Price: $35.00

Tom B. Saskatchewan, Canada “Having golfed for 55+ years using the traditional swing, I was losing distance and control. Tim introduced the ‘single-pivot’ swing to me and I now hit my shots further and more accurately than anytime in my golfing life.” Jane G. Saskatchewan, Canada ”Tim’s professional instruction and ‘single-pivot’ technique allows for a much more controlled and smooth golf swing. Tim’s skills will enhance every level of player’s performance. Thanks to Tim Mooney, I can now enjoy the game of golf!”

1 hr personal lesson: This longer version of the ½ hr “tune-up” is intended for the mid to low handicapper and covers specific areas as requested by the student. Price: $60.00

series of lessons 3-1 hr series of lessons: This series is split into three (3) 1 hr. intensive sessions which cover irons, driver, short game, putting and bunker work. Price for 3-1 hr series: $170.00. 6-1 hr series of lessons: This series is split into six (6) 1 hr. intensive sessions and covers short irons, mid-irons, fairway woods and hybrids, driver, short game, driving distance and accuracy. Price: $325.00

Golf School


Tony Manzoni Golf Coach, College of the Desert “Golf Professional Tim Mooney is a certified Single Pivot golf instructor at the top level” The Single Pivot golf concept is the most efficient and repetitive way to play the game of golf for all levels of players” …Tony Manzoni author of the book “The Single Pivot —Power and a Repeatable Golf Swing Combined”

The Golf School

at Diamond Mountain Golf Club

470-895 Circle Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

For Appointments Call:

Cell Phone:


• Private Lessons • Video Swing Analysis • Group Lessons • Golf Clinics


Diamond Mountain Golf Club 470-895 Circle Drive Susanville, CA 96130

Tim Mooney Teaching Professional

For Appointments Call:


InstructIon All instruction is personal and private, provided by tim Mooney, Teaching Professional. Tim has worked in the golf industry as a teaching professional for the past several years and has worked under the mentoring of The Jim Mclean Golf School, La Quinta Resort, CA, and directly under the supervision and mentoring of “Mr. 59” Al Geiberger, former PGA Tour and Champion Tour player and ten (10) time college ‘Coach of the Year’ Tony Manzoni, for the past four (4) winter seasons in Palm Desert, CA at College of the Desert. “I can’t put into words how helpful Al & Tony have been during the past few seasons in the desert. They have provided some of the best insights into the golf swing, along with great new teaching techniques, and I am extremely fortunate to have been part of the program at College of the Desert. I bring with me those techniques and knowledge that both Al and Tony have passed along to me. My job is to communicate to the student an understandable, functional and repeatable golf swing through these techniques. By utilizing the latest in video analysis and my personal experience we will simplify your learning experience and get you playing the game to the best of your ability!”

MIssIon stateMent the Golf school at Diamond Mountain Golf club has been established to provide golf instruction for all levels of play. From the beginner to the low handicapper, the Golf school at Diamond Mountain Golf club is dedicated to providing comprehensive, understandable and personalized golf instruction for all of our students. Our goal is improve your golf swing, lower your scores and provide ‘repeatable’ golf swing patterns so that the maximum level of competitive enjoyment can be derived from your experience on the golf course. In short, we want what you want, a simple understanding of the golf swing and competence at a game that provides the enjoyable experience of being as good as your capabilities and limitations allow you to be.

Golf schools

Traditional Golf Swing vs. Single Pivot Golf Swing If I told you that I could eliminate two (2) steps in the golf swing, improve your distance and your accuracy, would you be interested? I believe the Single Pivot Golf Swing, as taught by Al Geiberger,Tony Manzoni and myself, accomplishes this lofty goal. The Single Pivot Swing is a modified “Stack and Tilt” golf swing that is being utilized by some of the top PGA Tour Players in the world today. It involves a redistribution of the players’ weight so that the golf club can be delivered more consistently, back to the ball in a more balanced direct fashion, thereby providing better ball striking, better distance and better accuracy on a more consistent basis. Players like Mike Weir, Charlie Wie and Aaron Baddeley, just to name a few, have adopted this simple swing technique in order to provide them with a more ‘repeatable’ golf swing, better accuracy and longer driving distances than ever before. Not interested in teaching an ‘old dog new tricks’? That’s o.k. too. For years I have utilized my knowledge and expertise as it applies to the traditional golf swing. The choice is yours. From driver to pitching wedge to putter, we will improve your game through comprehensive and personalized instruction, tailored to your individual needs.

2-day golf school: This two (2) day school provides the student with instruction on the range from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon daily and covers all aspects of the game of golf. It includes lunch and a 9 hole playing lesson daily. This is an intensive course providing instruction that covers the full swing, short irons, mid-long irons, hybrids, fairway woods, driver, putting and short game including bunker work. It is designed for all levels of players from beginner to low handicapper and includes 6 hours of range work and approximately 4 hours of course management during the playing lessons. - Price: $520.00 3-day golf school: This three (3) day school provides the student with instruction on the range from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon daily and covers all aspects of the game of golf. It includes lunch and a 9 hole playing lesson daily. This is an intensive course providing instruction that covers the full swing, short irons, mid-long irons, hybrids, fairway woods, driver, putting and short game including bunker work. It is designed for all levels of players from beginner to low handicapper and includes 9 hours of range work and approximately 6 hours of course management during the playing lessons. - Price: $700.00

Weekly Golf clInIcs Weekly golf clinics are provided on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and are intended for beginners only. The 2 hour instruction curriculum provides, on a weekly basis, aspects of the grip, stance, posture and the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Clinic hours are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Saturday. Price: $25.00 per student (minimum of 3 students / maximum of 5 students)

FORESTRY INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS Nationally recognized standards-based science education in the forest Over 1,400 teacher “graduates” since 1993

2007 Sessions June June July July

17-23 25-30 8-14 15-21

Plumas County Tuolumne County Shasta County Humboldt County

Register by March 16, 2007 • Learn forest science concepts. • Increase your understanding and appreciation of California’s forest ecosystems. • Explore the complex issues of managing forests for all of our needs. • Learn, laugh and relax at a beautiful forest location with caring professional educators. • Learn about environmental education concepts and curriculum materials. • Plan and develop science-based curriculum. • Develop a professional portfolio. • Share enriching learning experiences and more with your colleagues.

“I have never enjoyed a professional development like I did FIT. It was an amazing experience that nurtured me professionally and personally! Thank you”




at WHITEHAWK RANCH Play golf at The Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch and enjoy special guest rates. The award winning 18 hole championship golf course designed by Dick Bailey was rated 11th best Public Golf Course in California (2006) by “Golf Week” magazine. The Golf Club at Whitehawk

preserve the environment. Also located within 10 miles are 4 additional 18 hole courses.

is located in the heart of the beautiful Feather River country of Plumas County, California, just 45 miles north of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89



and just an hour from Reno via 395 north and Highway 70.

For information and reservations, call

530-836-4985 Be sure to visit our Website at



outstanding foresight, care and planning to improve and





from the California Golf Writer’s Association for



Ranch was honored with the “Environmental Award”

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985 Whitehawk Drive P.O. Box 175 • Clio, CA 96106

985 Whitehawk Drive P.O. Box 175, Clio, CA 96106


There’s something for everyone... at the Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch. Tennis courts, a swimming pool and our private well-stocked catch and release trout pond are here for your enjoyment. Relax in our Jacuzzi after a day on the golf course. Enjoy the fresh mountain air on horseback or hike the many trails in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Twenty sparkling

Nestled among the trees...

alpine lakes are surrounded by thick forests and massive

With beautiful valley and golf course views is the Lodge at

and mountain biking.

granite peaks. It’s the perfect place for hiking, fishing, boating

Whitehawk Ranch. Escape the crowds, enjoy the beauty and

Other attractions...

experience the casual elegance of ranch life. Enjoy peaceful mountain surroundings without sacrificing the comforts of home. All the cabins at The Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch welcome you with vaulted wood ceilings and fine pine furniture. They include air conditioning, televisions with VCR’s and in-room telephones. Plus, we are a pet-friendly resort! The Lodge will soon become your dog’s favorite place. There are wide open spaces to run, lots of hikes and even a ‘dog pond’ at the Ranch.

The main lodge...

The cabins...

Looking over The Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch is the main

Our one bedroom cabins have queen or king beds and

lodge with its sprawling covered porch. Inside, the massive

inviting Jacuzzi tubs. The two bedroom cabins have a large

Visit the town of Graeagle with its quaint shops and distinctive

river rock fireplace warms you on cold mornings. Breakfast is

comfortable living area, a game table for four and queen and

red cottages. Or hike the Sierra Buttes overlooking several of

served here under the vaulted pine ceilings, or on the porch in

twin beds.

the area’s pristine lakes. Only a short drive away is Plumas-

the fragrant morning air. At the end of the day, relax in casual

Dine in our warm and inviting restaurant offering dishes from Hamburgers to Filet Miñon along with daily specials!

Eureka State Park surrounding the historic mining town of

elegance and enjoy your favorite beverage from our full bar

All the cabins have covered porches with Adirondack chairs

Johnsville - a popular place for downhill and cross-country

while sitting on the expansive deck with its majestic views.

to enjoy the clean mountain air and sweeping vistas.




at Whitehawk Ranch


P R I C E S S TA RT AT $4 97 ,000


C O N TAC T: : WHI TE H AWK PROPE RT Y SE RVI CE S L I N DA C A R R • 5 3 0 - 8 3 6 -4055 • WWW. H AWKRI D G E H OME S.COM

Emotional and Physical Healing Through Mind Conditioning

Release • Rebi

Our process teaches you the tools of how to transform any negative habit or pattern that you have in your life. This includes addictions, compulsions, negative emotions that keep coming back, or any behavioral pattern that is no longer serving you. By developing the ability to process out negative emotions, you can let go of what's holding you back from your maximum potential and living the fullest, most abundant life possible.

e c i o j e R rth • Rejuvenate •

The PDH Center

f heal yourself physically and emotionally, releasing past conditioning. f breakthrough these habits or patterns that hurt yourself and others. For Mental f discover positive and supportive parts of yourself that are being Substance suffocated by negative emotional charge. Healing f resolve conflicts in a way that nurtures you and the others in your life. f regain the spontaneous and natural positive energies we see in our children.

Bucks Lake Road, Quincy CA. 95971



Family Fun For All Ages!

Since 1962

• Family Dude Ranch Vacations • Friday Night Rib & Chicken B-B-Q’s • Meetings & Retreats • Weddings & Special Events

1-800-33 HOWDY (4-6939) Take home a saddlebag full of memories to last a lifetime!

HAIR TANNING NAILS 300 Main Street, Suite C, Chester, CA 96020


Full Service Resort and Conference Center


Hwy. 70 between Graeagle and Portola

800-510-VIEW •


the grille • Delicious, Fresh Seasonal Cuisine & Wine Bar • Chef Adam Williams, CIA Alumni • Year-round Dinner • Patio Dining • Catering

Private Luxurious Villa

Rustic Cabins

Gracious Service

Exquisite Furnishings

Wireless Internet

Flat Screen TV’s

Pool and Hot Tub

6-Hole Executive Golf Course


Trout Pond Complimentary Breakfast

Day Spa

Starbucks® Coffee Store All your favorite espresso drinks and blended beverages, fresh baked pastries, yogurt parfaits, quiche and sandwiches. EAT IN OR TO GO!

Part of the Quincy Experience for the Best Breakfast and Lunch Specialty Coffees and Teas Daily Chef Specials Open 7 Days - 7 am to 2 pm

Also Available for Private Dinner Parties

530-283-3526 557 Lawrence Street in Quincy

Local’s Favorites! ~ Local Artist Exhibits!

Integrity... It Matters LINDA POHLER Photography by Kim James

A real estate consultant you can trust ~ Assisting buyers and sellers for 17 years in the Lake Almanor Basin

Realtor Co-Owner Plumas Properties, Inc. 425 Peninsula Drive Lake Almanor, CA 96137

(530) 596-3203 Office (530) 258-9135 Cell e-mail: Past President Association of Realtors 2008 Realtor of the Year Search All Plumas County Listings at MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE


Sweet Lorraine’s “Where the locals love to dine and the tourists keep coming back”.

We use... Only the finest and freshest ingredients available.

Lunch Features our famous half-pound Angus beef burgers charbroiled to perfection; gourmet sandwiches, specialty salads and an assortment of fresh pasta dishes.

Dinner Features charbroiled steaks, award-winning ribs, chicken, pasta and fresh fish when available.

Saturday Brunch Served seasonally 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Seasonal Outdoor Dining

Be sure to save room for our famous homemade dessert.

Reservations are Recommended. 384 West Main Street, Quincy CA 95971


Health &

January 7, 2009


Start Off 2009 With a New Healthy Attitude!

Special Supplement to: Feather River Bulletin, Indian Valley Record, Chester Progressive and Portola Reporter

Springhome andGarden

Spring is in the Air...

Tropical Blooms in Plumas

Low Cost...

Home Improvement Projects

May 13, 2009

Supplement to: Feather River Bulletin, Portola Reporter, Chester Progressive and the Indian Valley Record

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