Business Scene for the week of 11/6/19

Mountain Pizza in Portola
Andy Kahlon opened a new restaurant in Portola called MountainPizza. The establishment, located across the street from Plumas Bank on Sierra Avenue (Highway 70), offers a variety of pizzas, chicken wings, salads and appetizers. Andy leaned the trade having worked at an Italian restaurant in Burbank for nearly a decade before moving here with his wife, Kelly, and their three kids. He cooks his pizza in a stone oven and makes his dough and all the sauces fresh daily. Photo by Roger Nielsen


This year the 7th annual Lake Almanor to Indian Valley Holiday Shopping Tour begins tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 7, and continues through next Thursday, Nov. 14. Experience the ever-so-friendly, small town hospitality our retailers in Chester, Greenville, Crescent Mills, Taylorsville and Westwood offer as they open their doors for a holiday shopping experience second to none. Browse their well-stocked stores jam packed with holiday specials while enjoying an assortment of goodies and refreshments and lots of chances to win prizes galore. You can pick up a map showing the participating merchants and their locations at Stover Landing Commons or at the Chester Progressive office along with complete instructions on how to participate in the organized contests that include the most visited stores, best Facebook post and the grand prize drawing. Contact the Lake Almanor Chamber at 258-2426 for more information.


Those overseeing Main Street Chester’s Mt. Lassen Theatre renovations are excited about the ongoing progress that is taking place at this iconic 1949-vintage building. Work has resumed to complete the remodeling on the front section of the building. Unfortunately, as a result of this phase of the project the entertaining and educating weekly Friday Night Movies will be postponed for a bit. To keep you informed, each week on page two, the Chester Progressive will post an update on the progress of the renovations and when the Friday films will resume.



As she has for many years, Gosney’s Barber Shop on Main Street in Chester is offering our highly respected military veterans a free haircut Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner Gina Gosney will also offer complimentary donuts and coffee. Way to go Gina … And thank you Vets!


Charlie Watson, owner of Advanced Geologic Exploration in Chester, suggested we remind property owners of a Plumas County code that requires groundwater monitoring to ensure grey water is properly cleaned before contaminating the groundwater. If your building plans include a new leach field or modifies an existing one, a Piezometer, which monitors groundwater, needs to be installed. Environmental Health requires this ongoing testing be done during the ‘wet season’ that begins Nov. 1 and runs through May 31. For more information and assistance to meet code requirements call Advanced Geologic at 258-4228.



It was just five years ago when Jim and Elisa Rutledge bought the Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills. During this time the hardworking couple have made numerous changes and improvements to the fun and challenging nine-hole course and its clubhouse and the restaurant. Most notable is the extensive remodeling they did to the kitchen after having been severely damaged after the flooding two years ago. The restaurant’s selections include mouthwatering sandwiches, hand patted burgers, hot dogs, house cut fries and a bountiful salad bar. And don’t think for a minute you have to be a golfer to eat there, the restaurant, with both inside and outside dining, is open to the public.