Business Scene for the week of 8/8/2014

Anna and Don Harvey have a great lineup in store for visitors during their annual Ranch Day event Saturday, Aug. 9, at their very diverse and productive ranch/farm property in Sierra Valley, Harvey Farms and Forestry. There will be educational workshops, demonstrations and tours of their working sheep ranch and saw mill facility. For a minimal fee, you can attend your choice of classes offered by several experts covering topics that include rug hooking, bow loom weaving, beginning spinning, spinning on a drop spindle, sheep shearing, making pine needle ornaments and more. A ticket for their Basque lamb barbecue, noon – 2 p.m., includes a wagon ride during which riders will learn the rich history of the land and its occupants from the late 1890s to the present (tickets for the ride can be purchased separately). A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit local 4-H and FFA groups. For complete details visit

John and Tracy Wixted are thrilled to announce that the historical Spanish-style rooms at their East Quincy property, the Ranchito Motel, have been refurbished with new triple-pane windows, paint and carpets. Their more contemporary rooms, located in rear of the property, are also sporting new paint and carpeting. John said they are also replacing all of the existing water heaters in their rooms with more energy-efficient and guest-friendly on-demand water heaters. Even more projects are planned for the upcoming year — stay tuned!

In case you golfers missed a couple of the advertisements in this newspaper from a few of our local golf courses, let me tell you what you are missing!

Plumas Pines Golf Course in Blairsden is offering a mid-season half-price membership that pays for itself after just seven rounds (and we have a lot of golf season remaining). The course also offers a great deal for nine holes Wednesdays after 2 p.m.

Almanor West Golf Course has reduced its prices on both nine and 18 holes. Players can take advantage of a special “two for Tuesdays” deal and a “super Sunday twilight” rate after 2 p.m.

Lake Almanor Country Club Golf Course has a daily twilight rate that kicks in at 2 p.m. The course is also selling a specially priced 10-play card to the public that is good through October.

Charlie and Priscilla Cedi, owners of Chuck’s Railroad Room in Westwood, are having a special dinner and show night, featuring the acoustic music of the talented Doug and Meg Sheehy. It’s on Saturday, Aug. 16, and reservations are required for table seating. Without dinner there is a $5 cover charge. The family-style restaurant is on Ash Street.

Forty-six years! Yep, that’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been owners and operators of the obviously very successful Shadetree Auto Sales and Repair in East Quincy. They cater to their customers with quality used cars and trucks, tractors, horse trailers and new and used tires.

Chester optometrist Dr. Fred Feil has been taking care of eye and vision needs for folks in the Chester-Lake Almanor Basin for 24 years. His services include eye care, including refractive surgery and small-incision cataract surgery. He also carries brand name sunglasses, with regular or prescription lenses.

Dennis and Ginny Hardgrave mark their 14th year with the Pine Shack Frosty, a popular fast food restaurant in the heart of Chester. Its reputation has been built on two key ingredients: Good food and good service.For the last 18 years,

Mike Girvin has owned and operated the Canyon Dam RV Park & Country Store. The country store is also home to Bear County Gifts, featuring the region’s largest selection of bears and other unique chainsaw-carved sculptures.

Paul Mundorff owns and operates The Bike Shop in Quincy. He recently added a shuttle van to take outdoor bike enthusiasts and their equipment to the top of either Claremont or Mount Hough to begin their exciting ride down those mountains. His shop is located on Lawrence Street next to Moon’s restaurant.

Kent and Adrienne Barrett have served their delicious barbecued food for six years. They operate Southern Accent out of a bright yellow mobile catering trailer that can be found at various locations in Quincy during the week and at special events throughout Plumas County year-round.

Make it year 11 for Michael Shannon and Victor and Linda Hursh. They are the owners of Sierra Coffee and Beverage. Although they are based out of Chester, they supply coffee-making systems and other vending machines and deliver bottled water to businesses throughout Plumas and Lassen counties.

Robin White Nunez celebrates year three at her store, Robin’s Roots, in Quincy. In May she introduced a line of stylish clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories to her boutique next to the Forest Service complex on Lawrence Street. She continues to offer haircuts, coloring, tanning and waxing.

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