Business Scene for the week of 6/7/17

Plumas Tree & Yard
A landscaping specialist for over 30 years, Roger Black has opened Plumas Tree & Yard. A Plumas County resident since 1999, Roger recently relocated to Greenville, but of- fers his services countywide. His commercial and residen- tial property management and landscaping services in- clude mowing, trimming, sprinkler system maintenance, hazardous tree removal, pruning and more, including snow and ice removal. The past eight years, Roger has been doing business in Quincy with D&P Tree Service. Photo by Valorie Chisholm


Lisa Forcino reports that the first artist’s reception held at her Crescent Mills store, Crescent Country, on May 28 featuring landscape photographer Dave Willis was a huge success. His work will remain in the store through June. Yet to begin the store’s summer hours, they are currently open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday, showcasing their beautiful spring inventory!


Now through the end of August, the eye care professionals at Friden Optometry in Quincy are having their annual 25 percent off sunglasses sale on all prescription and non-prescription frames. With a huge selection to choose from, what a great opportunity to protect your eyes in comfort and style!



A free on-site shredding day for the community is being offered in Portola in the back parking lot of Plumas Bank on Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conducted by Iron Mountain Shredding Services, there is no limit on the amount of shredding and all materials will be recycled.


Experts say that this past wet winter could mean a bigger crop of rattlesnakes this season so we might want to take some extra precautions. Karen Hayden returns to Quincy once again to offer Rattlesnake Aversion Training For Dogs. It’s by appointment for each dog and will be held at Quincy’s Gansner Park on Monday, June 12. Karen is with Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises, billed as the nation’s leader in rattlesnake aversion. For more information or to make an appointment (or appointments, if you have more then one dog) call 616-1315.



On Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, the Quincy Liberty Gun & Sports Show will be held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy featuring firearms, ammo, archery, tactical gear, concealed carry gear, artwork, jewelry and more. Buy and sell, transfer dealers will be on site. Adult admission is $7 and includes a chance for you to win an AR15 .22 rifle. Admission is free for those under 17; an adult must accompany minors. The Quincy Elks Lodge will have food and drinks available. Vendor tables available, call 873-4720.


Spend a relaxing evening on the deck at the Nakoma Resort near Clio with the brilliant classical guitar music of Andrew Ohren this Friday, June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Andrew’s music entrances audiences with a wide range of styles played on solo classical-style guitar featuring the sounds of original arrangements by composers including Bach, Beethoven, Joplin and Gershwin. No cover and reservations are appreciated: 897-2300.



Jim and Judi Madden celebrate their 41st year as the owners of Madden Plumbing & Heating in Quincy. When they started this Quincy-based business in 1976 their mission was to become your home comfort experts. Now, over four decades later, we can confidently say: “mission accomplished.” The couple pride themselves on making sure a live person answers the phone personally 24/7 to have your questions answered and get one of their professionally trained technicians scheduled to handle your heating, plumbing or air conditioning issues.

Nichole’s Coffee Depot & Deli owners Nichole and Glenn Brashear are celebrating their eighth year in Portola. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Nichole and her fast, friendly staff are known for their tasty blend of espresso, cappuccino and lattes that are made to order. Menu items include breakfast burritos, bagels, muffins, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches.

Twelve years ago, Ron and Stephanie Horton relocated Les Schwab Tire Center from the building on Crescent Street now occupied by DuPont Power Tools to its current location (the former Nugget Motors car dealership) on Highway 70 in Quincy. The store originally opened in 1974 as Ken’s Tire Center. Ron joined the operation in 1980 and in 1992 it became a part of the Les Schwab Tire Store family.


Two years ago, Helen and Dave Reynolds opened the Eastside Public House. As we’ve said before in this space, it’s amazing how the hardworking couple have promoted events and fundraisers at their East Quincy pub. Hardly a week goes by without some added attraction — so, once again, good job you two!

The family owned and operated DeMartile Automotive in Quincy turns 17 years young this month. Tim and Marcy DeMartile, and Evans and Kathy DeMartile, and J.R. and Evans Jr. are well known for taking exceptional care of their customers’ automotive needs. When it comes to repairing autos, 4x4s and motor homes, their slogan: “We Do It All, We Do It Right” certainly has resonated with their customers.

The Giggling Crow on Main Street in Chester is marking its eighth anniversary. Suzanne Hernandez’ store offers a large selection of new and rediscovered upscale women’s clothing, designer jeans and new fashion accessories, including jewelry, hats, scarves and more. And now that they have moved next door to the Nest, co-owned by Suzanne, shoppers can enjoy two unique shopping experiences.

Tom and Doria Hupp, owners of Almanor Flooring Inc., are celebrating their silver anniversary, yep 25 years, in business. The Chester store carries a large selection of carpets, vinyl, hardwood and laminates in stock along with hundreds of samples of all types of flooring that you can also choose from as well as Hunter Douglas window coverings.


Two years ago, Sonja Partain took over ownership of the Graeagle Mill Works. She represents the third generation to operate the breakfast and lunch restaurant noted for its house-made soups, sandwiches, baked goods and specialty coffees.

Leslie and Jeff Greenwood opened Sierra Valley Barns on Highway 70 just east of Beckwourth 18 years ago. Some of the products they manufacture at their facility include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes, which you commonly see throughout Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties and even in the greater Reno area.


Wendi Durkin is thrilled to announce that Sharon Lewis has joined Berkshire Hathaway Lake Almanor Real Estate’s sales team. “Sharon knows the area, always smiling, very enthusiastic and will work hard for her buying and selling clients,” said Wendi. Their offices are on Clifford Drive.