Business Scene for the week of 8/15/2014


The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 edition of the Plumas Lassen Connection telephone directory, the only locally produced — and most cost-effective — phone book that covers all of Plumas and Lassen counties and parts of Sierra County. For 20 years we have been providing the region with the most complete and comprehensive listing of residential and business listings in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. We’ll even include cellphone numbers for those who choose to list them — all you have to do is provide it to us!

Some 42,000 phone books are hand-delivered to homes and businesses throughout the local area, primarily by local school and youth groups. The delivery has become a major fundraiser for them. Since that very first edition in 1995, these groups have earned more than $170,000 delivering the Plumas Lassen Connection. So when you remember, thank the advertisers in yellow pages because a big chunk of advertising revenue in this book goes right back to our local youth!

So, Mr./Ms. Business Owner: Our professional advertising consultants are available to design a customized ad package that will market and promote your services in print and online. The entire phonebook is posted to our two popular and highly visited websites: and

For more information, rates and assistance call Sherri McConnell, Holly Buus or Marc Shipp in Quincy at 283-0800; for Portola, Blairsden and Graeagle call Roger Nielsen at 832-4646; and in Chester, Greenville and Westwood, Cheri McIntire or Val Chisholm can be reached at 258-3115.


Charlie and Priscilla Cedi are hosting a barbecue and horseshoe tournament at their downtown Westwood bar and restaurant, Chuck’s Railroad Room. It is set for Sunday, Aug. 17, noon to 5 p.m. Charlie said the horseshoe tournament starts at 1 p.m.


The Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon in Westwood is hosting its third annual poker run Saturday, Aug. 23. Registration starts at 10:15 a.m. with the ride getting underway at 12:30 p.m. There will also be a barbecue, prize giveaways — including a 50/50 cash prize — and music. Proceeds from this popular event benefit the Chimney Fund. Co-owners Gunnar and Candi Garrett and Mary Gow said that if you don’t ride, not a problem. A $10 donation takes care of the food and entertainment.


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.

Mike Girvin has owned and operated the Canyon Dam RV Park & Country Store for 18 years. The country store is also home to Bear Country 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. From their headquarters in Chester, they supply coffee-making systems and other vending machines and deliver bottled water to businesses throughout Plumas and Lassen counties.

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