Business Scene for the week of 1/22/20


The owners of the Les Schwab Tire Centers — the nations sixth largest independent tire company — have decided to pursue the sale of the privately held company. CEO Jack Cuniff said the company’s board of directors and its shareholders — who are all relatives of the late founder Les Schwab — decided it was time to position the company with new owners for additional growth and success.

And in case you are wondering, according to Ron and Stephanie Horton, owners of the Quincy tire store, this decision to sell the company will have absolutely no effect on the member-owned stores like theirs and Bob and Melissa Price’s store in Portola.



Sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, the 8th annual Groundhog Fever Festival is set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Courthouse. Events include a chili cook-off, beer and wine tasting, food eating contest, mustache contest, bachelor auction, live music, vendors, a kid’s area and a lot more. A few spaces are still available for chili chefs that are limited to the first 10 contestants who register as well as vendor booths. Entry forms are available at The Toy Store and need to be submitted before Jan. 29. For more information call 310-569-1403.


Karen Schad, owner of Quincy Pharmacy, tells us they now stock a number of dietary supplements that assist with the Keto dietetic lifestyle as well as several products that will detoxify for body and system. Stop by the Pharmacy on Main Street and talk to one of the professionals about finding the right supplement plan for you specific needs.



I mentioned the Calpine Elks Lodge Crab Feed last week so it’s only fair that I mention another feed with a time honored tradition: This one is the Quincy Elks Lodge Crab Feed. It’s not until Feb. 22 but the reason I am mentioning it now is because it always sells out so don’t wait to buy your tickets from any Elks member or from Tracy at the Ranchito Hotel in East Quincy right next to the — you guessed it — Elks Lodge on East Main Street.

Proceeds help the fraternal organization serve our youth and our veterans.


If the winter chill has got you a little antsy Rob and Linda Hart invite you to come in from the cold at Coventry Gardens at the historic Walker Mansion in Westwood for their upcoming January comfort food dinner or their Sunday Tea, or both. The dinner is Friday, Jan. 24, featuring your choice of sliced beef in mushroom gravy over pasta, Mexican chicken casserole or shepherd’s pie with sides and dessert. The Sunday afternoon Tea is Jan. 26 at noon with hors d’ oeuvres. For reservations: 256-2133.



If you have a photo or photos you would like us to consider using in the 2020 Plumas County Visitors Guide that exemplifies everything that makes this county such a great place to visit, we encourage you to submit them via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include details about where the photo(s) were taken, your phone number and permission for us to use them in our publication without compensation. If we use your photo(s) we’re happy to give you the appropriate photo credit. Deadline for submission is Feb. 14. We encourage photos with people doing visitor-type activities, but scenic pictures are also welcome.For additional information call Feather Publishing: 283-0800 or email us at [email protected].

Who knows, your picture might be selected for the front cover this year!