Business Scene for the week of 8/11/2010


Free chicken, hot dogs and tours

Josh Taylor would like to invite the community to join him and his staff for the fitness center’s grand re-opening on Aug. 19, from 5 - 8 pm. “The night is an opportunity to showcase the many changes that have already place at Feather River Fitness, and to thank the community for its support. We’ll have chicken and polish dogs on the grill, with all the fixings, and the pool will be open,” said Josh.


 The staff will be on hand that night to show folks around, and answer questions about equipment upgrades and the many other changes taking place at the center.

There is no cost for the event; members and non-members are encouraged to stop by. So dig out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and come by to grab a bite, take a swim and enjoy live music by the “Soldiers of Hi-Fi”

Speaking 0f free hot dogs

Next Wednesday, Aug. 18, join the gang at Builder’s Supply in Chester as they honor Paul Walsh’s 25 years and Mike Stelzriede’s 30 years with the company. The celebration, featuring free hot dogs and sodas, begins at 11 a.m. and will continue until who knows when! Be sure to stop by and congratulate the guys for achieving these impressive milestones.

Changes at dupont power tools

In an attempt to keep some rumors to an absolute minimum, we can tell you that after a brief absence Duffy Dupont is back at DuPont Power Tools in Quincy. We understand he is currently negotiating a buyout of his partner and once that is complete, Duffy will assume full control and responsibility for the Quincy business that has been in his family for some 70-plus years. The business sells and services the complete line of Polaris and Articat snowmobiles and ATVs and accessories, as well as their full line of Honda and Stihl power equipment and supplies for both home and commercial use.

Portola farmers’ market

Sprouting Roots owner April Scheuchenzuber said her businesses parking lot in Portola is the site for a Farmers’ Market Fridays from 4-7 p.m.

Realtor receives certification

Last week I mentioned the noteworthy accomplishment Jane Staudenmayer achieved by earning her certification as a resort and second home specialist through the National Association of Realtors. Jane has worked the last five years for Century 21 Lake Almanor Real Estate, which is owned and operated by Broker Mary Getz. Unfortunately, I mistakenly renamed the firm Century 21 Lake Almanor Properties — my apologies to all.



Oops…this one is on her

Susan Holmes, CEAP of Heaven’s Gate Equine Acupressure in Quincy, submitted a press release last week about her completing a course in equine acupressure and massage. She inadvertently gave us her wrong phone number — and do we know how easily that can happen! Anyway, if you would like more information about this new technique call 283-1182.

New sandwiches added to menu

Smoked pork, turkey and tri tip sandwiches severed Southern style have been added to the menu at Mill Creek Fish & Chips on Highway 70 in East Quincy. Owners Scott and Delores Satterlee said they are also making real hand scooped milk shakes and homemade apple and cherry pies by the slice. Don’t forget: They take Thursday orders for smoked whole tri tips and racks of ribs for Friday pickup.


Everyone completes ASE training

The entire gang at Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy, including manager Darcie Silkwood, have completed the required training and subsequent testing to each earn the coveted ASE (automotive service excellence) certification. Congratulations to each of you.

Commemorating anniversaries

Jon Francine, owner of Indian Valley Pet Supply in downtown Greenville, is enjoying his second anniversary this month. His ever-expanding business will soon include aquariums and aquarium supplies.

It’s kind of confusing to acknowledge the hardworking Dave Reynolds and the two years he has actively been operating Dave’s Carpet and Window Cleaning given the 12 years experience he has in the trade. But, that is how long he has been back taking care of his customers from his fully-equipped and completely self-contained service vehicle with its own fresh water supply and generator.

Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

Forty-four years, wow! That’s how long Bruce and Susan Robinson have been the 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.

Tom and Doria Hupp have begun their 18th year as proprietors of Almanor Flooring, Inc. in Chester. As a licensed flooring contractor, they sell and install a wide selection of flooring products including carpet, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl. They are also priority dealers for a full line of Hunter Douglas window coverings.

Fran Gray is set to enjoy her eighth anniversary as proprietor of Back Porch Consignment in Chester.


The hardworking and congenial Christine Crawford begins her fourth year as owner of one of Quincy’s anchor businesses, Epilog Books. This year Christine has teamed up with Forest Stationers and Quincy Hot Spot and opened a new location in downtown Graeagle with a one-of-a-kind well stocked store called Epilog & Company.  

Hats off to another anchor business and hardworking couple, Gary and Mary Vogt and American Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center in Quincy. They’ve been at it 28 years! Need paint, plumbing, electrical, automotive parts and supplies? How about household appliances and gift items? Whatever it is, chances are you will find it at their store and it’ll be priced right!

The St. Bernard Lodge, Bed & Breakfast has been in existence since 1999.  The last 12 years Sharon and Jim have been at the helm.  The lodge is located on Highway 36, 10 miles west of Chester and only 20 minutes from Lassen Park.   The lodge offers lots of services and amenities, including horse boarding, special events pricing, an outdoor hot tub and a trout pond the kids are sure to love!

Red's Meadow Ranch begins its 14th year in business. Roger Douglas and Mildred Balben offer trail rides, horseshoeing, horse training, riding lessons and boarding. They are open year-round and can be found above Clio on C Road.

Rick and Eileen Greenly are celebrating their 10th anniversary at their store, Papa Murphy's Pizza, conveniently locatedin the post office building in Quincy. They are well known for their delicious take and bake pizzas.

The Nakoma Golf Resort is pleased to announce that Randy Estep is the new General Manger/Director of Golf for the Dragon golf course.  Mr. Estep is particularly known for his video-supported golf instruction.  He has been a resident of Plumas County for several years.  He is a member of the PGA and is past recipient of such honors as the Sacramento Sportman's Association's Man of the Year and the Proclamation Award from the Mayor of Sacramento.  Nakoma is now open for business for individual and group play with competitive pricing, including special rates for foursomes and groups and Stay & Play packages using Nakoma's on-site villas. 

Walk-inDental Problems Welcome No need to suffer with a toothache!No appointment necessary!  Every morning, Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am– 9:00 am,Feather River Family Dentistry(on Bucks Lake Road across from Plumas District Hospital)willaccept walk-in patients with dental problems.  .  They accept Medi-Cal– adults and children, private insurance and private pay. 

Contact Us
Local Events
Building Contractor

"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}