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“Moving Forward With a Vision of Excellence”




Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Summer 2014


Published in partnership with

Feather Publishing Co., Inc. “Your Local Market Expert & Leader with Worldwide Access”

P.O. Box B, Quincy CA 95971

Visit to see photos of ours and all MLS listings, take a scenic tour and meet our Realtor team.

Special advertising supplement to

SERVING Graeagle, Clio, Blairsden, Plumas Pines, Whitehawk, Portola, Gold Mountain, Grizzly Ranch, Sierra Valley, Loyalton, Calpine, Cromberg & Quincy. • Residential • Commercial Acreage • Ranches • Lots • Townhomes • Golf Course Properties • Property Management • Short Sales & Bank-Owned Properties • Notary Services • 1031 Tax Exchanges

DRE Lic. 00921075

We offer you over 100 years of combined real estate sales experience. REALTOR

Scenic Photos © Jeannette Sasser, Broker/Owner CRS, GRI




Call, e-mail or visit one of our Real Estate Professionals to receive a free market analysis of your home or propetry.

330 Bonta St. In Blairsden (Next to the Village Baker)

24 W. Sierra In Portola (Next to Subway & Leonards Mkt.)

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“Serving Plumas & Sierra Counties Since 1953” BUSINESS Commercial General Liability Employee Benefits Workers Compensation Small Business Packages Farm Packages • Bonds

530-832-5512 Kirk Lambert 740 E. Sierra Ave., Portola Lic. #0496874

PERSONAL Home • Life • Health Auto • Boats & RV’s


MANY MORE COMPANIES AVAILABLE! Know What What YOU YOU Really Really Want... Want... II Know ...From your Home Comfort Company!

No small talk... you are calling about your home comfort concerns...

My name is Judi Madden, and I am owner of Madden Plumbing & Heating... your home comfort experts. You want a company that delivers great service with solutions to all your heating, air conditioning and plumbing comfort issues and hires technicians with great skills who are honest, respectable people. That’s exactly what we deliver. ...”All I get when I call is a cell phone... or an answering machine!” At Madden Plumbing & Heating we answer our phones live with a real person who understands your concerns 24/7/365... not just between 9 and 4. Every day of the week 24 hours a day you can speak with a real person at Madden Plumbing & Heating... get your questions answered... have a visit with a professionally trained technician scheduled. Really.

LIC. NO. 405176 LIC. NO. 302259

- “Their technician left my house looking like a pig sty!” You’ll never have to clean your home after Madden Plumbing & Heating home comfort technicians. My techs wear shoe covers and use drop cloths to protect your floors! - “The last company just walked past the real reasons I have to dust everyday... and didn’t offer solutions”... My technicians have been trained to remove their ‘blinders and ear plugs’ when you call for service. Your Madden Plumbing & Heating technician will listen and offer comfort solutions... for all your plumbing, heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality concerns.

- “Their technician talked down to me... in my own house!” That will never happen with Madden Plumbing & Heating. Each of my technicians will treat you with the utmost respect and will clearly explain all work and comfort options in an easy to understand manner. I may be old fashioned but delivering great service is important to me. That’s something we strive to accomplish every time we visit a home. Give us the opportunity to deliver exceptional home comfort in your home today!

See What Makes Madden Plumbing The Best Company to Take Care of all your home comfort needs...

530-283-1605 ©PSI 2014

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The Feel Good Cafe AFFORDABLE • GOURMET • HOMEMADE Sandwiches • Stuffed Burgers • Fondue • Salads • Ribs • Teriyaki Curry • Jerk • Vegan • Vegetarian • Gluten Free • Lactose Free BEER & WINE

Featuring Lunch and Dinner Indoor & Outdoor Garden Seating • Live Music • Casual Take Out ~ Dine In ~ Catering

530.832.6337 (Reservations Recommended) 80 Commercial St., Old Town, Portola

A member of Eastern Plumas Chamber.

Hours: April-Oct, Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm (closed Sundays) Nov.-April 15th, Tues-Sat 5-8pm, Thurs-Fri Noon-2pm (closed Sun & Mon)

Weddings Birthdays Reunions Anniversaries

Looking to buy a NEW HOME in 2014 before interest rates go up?

Then Sierra Park in Quincy has great news for you! You can have a new Energy Star / Solar home at 2010 prices, if you go into escrow before August 2014! If you miss the August deadline, come down and see us for a great deal.

We have pre-sales for 2014 on lots 5, 7, 8 and we can build 2 more this year, so don’t delay, come down and see Les and Bruno.

Friday Evening Rib & Chicken BBQ from the end of May through September.

Horseback rides, wagon rides, horseshoe tournament, fishing, etc. Conferences Business Retreats, including Equine Guided Learning

You will be surprised at what a fantastic deal you can get on a new home.

Call Les (530)927-9833 (530)283-9301 or come by the office 749 Lee Rd, Quincy, CA Open from 9am-5:30pm Monday - Saturday

530-283-0930 • 800-33-HOWDY Take home a saddlebag full of memories to last a lifetime! 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy, CA

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Make your 2014 summer plans now!



2014 Children’s Horsemanship Camps July 7-10 July 14-17 July 21-24

July 28-31


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73498 HIGHWAY 70 PORTOLA, CA 96122

We work on autos, trucks, SUV’s and more.

We’ve been in business in Portola since 1999. Trustworthy, ASE certified mechanics with state-of-the-art equipment. We would appreciate the opportunity to be your local mechanic.

Give us a call 530-832-4088


SBA Certified HUBZone, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Licensed Timber Operator #B10434 Fire Safe, Fuels Reduction & Defensible Space Services

Since 1986

(530) 832-5577 OR (775) 750-0743


Brush Clearing, Cutting & Mastication Tree Thinning, Limbing & Chipping Cal Fire: Wildfire “At Risk” Property Compliance WILDFIRE DEFENSE SPACE CONSULTATION Make your home & property wildfire defensible while still making it “park-like” and attractive!

Fully insured, local, trained wildland firefighters doing the work. Licensed, knowledgeable, user friendly and professional.

PO Box 2255, 74364 Hwy. 70, Portola, CA 96122

Committed to Safety, Service and Professionalism

Home of the local everyday champion!

73795 S. Delleker Road, Portola, CA

(530) 832-5599

24-hour Access Gym

Visitors, Summer Residents, Locals, Ages 13 -90 Welcome! Clean, Friendly, Safe & Helpful Centrally located for Eastern Plumas County Aerobic and Body Weight Conditioning Classes Individual Training or Group Classes Male and Female Trainers • Women Only Classes Free weekly “Lift Right, Live Right” How-to Classes

Wide variety of fitness equipment:

Kettlebells, Sandbags, Clubbells, MedBalls, Free Weights, Universal gym equipment, Power Lifting, Stationary Bikes, Treadmills, Ellipticals No Initiation Fees, wide variety of rates to suit your needs. Individual, Couple, Family, Group, Small Business or Corporate Rates Drop-Ins, Weekly, Monthly or Long Term

Take Care of your body. It is the only place you have to live! Staffed: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and Tuesday & Thursday 5 p.m.-8 p.m Or By Appointment

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32nd Annual Portola Railroad Days August 8th – 10th, 2014 City Park, South Gulling Street, Portola, CA, Plumas County Concerts, Parade, Food, Vendors, Exhibitors, Outdoor Activities, Feather River Express Passenger Train, and More! Check out our web site for current information. And save the dates for 2015 while you’re at it: August 7th – 9th Volunteers and sponsors always welcome!

We invite you to ride with us to Portola to join in on the fun and excitement at the 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days Festival in the beautiful Feather River Canyon of the High Sierra. Travel onboard our private charter train made up of private rail cars. We will be departing from Emeryville with stops to pick up passengers in Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, and Oroville. This three-day tour is packed full of exciting fun for the entire family and the rail fans wanting the unforgettable experience of traversing the Feather River Canyon. This route is a freight-only line that rarely sees a passenger train. We are offering several classes of tickets for every budget including one-ways and one-day roundtrips. We are even offering a Portola-to-Keddie roundtrip on Saturday, August 9, for locals.

Friends of Portola Railroad Days Citizen Interest Group

P.O. BOX 312 PORTOLA, CA 96122 1-800 359-4870 or (530) 836-1944 For options and prices visit our website

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This year the Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary celebrates 57 years of service to the community. We appreciate your support through your donations and purchases. You have made it possible for us to donate over 2 million dollars to improving the health care in our community. Because of your generosity we have been able to assist with the purchase of many patient care items including digital mammography, CT scanner and most recently a new ambulance. A special thank you also goes out to our auxiliary volunteers who are responsible for the caring and professional reputation our thrift store has.

Are you prepared for the challenge of caring for an aging parent or loved one?

One of the greatest difficulties is not knowing what is needed, when, why and how to prepare for life's natural and forced events. We help adults with aging parents and loved ones needing care. By reducing stress and feelings of being overwhelmed, we provide a clear path for optimal care options, resources for planning and restore peace and balance to their lives.

Graceful Transitions Coaching “Caring for aging parents and loved ones with grace, compassion and confidence”



Bow-Wow at Nakoma Golf Resort “Rescue Dogs Rock” A benefit for

Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:00 to 10:00 PM 348 Bear Run (A-15), Clio, CA

Dinner Prepared by The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort

Joanne Danielson, CPC, ELI-MP

DUFFERS FOR THE DOGS A Golf Tournament to benefit:

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club Monday, October 6, 2014

4-Person Scramble

Includes Tri-Tip, Chicken, Vegetarian Plate & More

$125 per person

No-Host Bar • Live Music • Putt for the Mutts Longest Drive Contest Raffle and Silent Auction

Includes greens fees, cart, tee prize and dinner

Something for everyone! Tickets available at: High Sierra Animal Rescue in Delleker Graeagle Mill Works in Graeagle Nakoma Golf Resort • Hot Spot in Quincy K&S in Portola Tickets $45 each

For information call 832-4727

Julie Scott

For more information, a registration form or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact High Sierra Animal Rescue at (530) 832-4727

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just no substitute for Experience... Jane Valentine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 35 years of Real Estate experience in Blairsden-Graeagle. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen it all and sold most of it. CA Lic # 00849717 Julie Thompson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 19 years of local experience in Real Estate sales, marketing and land development. CA Lic # 01296045

As a dynamic team, Jane and Juli bring their combined real estate expertise; local knowledge and access to the unsurpassed resources of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage to assist their Sellers and Buyers in achieving their real estate goals. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finding the perfect primary or second home, golf properties, vacant land or the successful sale of your property, they are dedicated to meeting your needs. If experience and professional, courteous service are important to you,

Give them a call today! Jane: 775-813-3885 Juli: 530-927-7058 Or visit their website to view local properties at

Two heads are better than one in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-paced real estate market. Take advantage of our experience to meet your real estate needs.

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Very Special In So Many Ways . . . & Dining,Too! $99 Golf & Dinner Package Sunday – Friday after 1:00 p.m. includes golf, cart, entrée, soup or salad and tax...beverage and tip not included.

FALL SPECIALS Anytime, 7 Days a Week

$60 Play All Day October 1 to COURSE COURSE Close

$75 Golf & Dinner October 1 to RESTAURANT Close

Plumas County’s Premier Dining Experience Spectacular Food – World Famous View Fresh ingredients, simple hearty entrées with an Italian flare, and warm, friendly service.

• Catering • Banquets and Parties • Family Reunions • The Perfect Wedding Setting Enjoy a taste of Longboards every Friday, June–Sept. Certified Farmer’s Market at Sierra Valley Farms, Beckwourth 10 am – 2:30 pm

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner Every Year Since 2008 WINNER 2011 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off

Annual Memberships Now Available from $500 Call NOW for Tee Time Reservations & Information

Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week from Noon until 9 p.m.


Plumas Pines Golf Resort 402 Poplar Valley Road • Graeagle, California