Business Scene for the week of 2/20/18

After almost 30 years in the community and working for the Lassen County Times, I am hanging up my hat so-to-speak. It’s a bit surreal to say my last day here is this Thursday, Feb. 22. I have truly enjoyed my job all these years, and the people I’ve met, many becoming friends. I appreciate the many opportunities and trust placed in me with owners Mike and Keri Taborski. They are the reason many of us stay with the company as long as we do. A special thank you to both of them.

I will most certainly miss my co-workers and friends here in our Susanville office as well as those in our other offices within Feather Publishing. Many of them I have had the honor of working alongside for many years, especially those in the advertising department.

Joining experienced advertising consultants, Laura Tew and Erika Giusti, is Teresa Stalteri. With many years of experience, these talented ladies will continue to do an amazing job in the advertising department.

My husband Jeff and I look forward to this new chapter in our lives. I am forever grateful for his, and our boys, Jacob and Jordan’s support all these crazy years of deadlines … I’m certainly not going to miss that word.

Thank you Lassen County for all the memories! Peace out!

Daren and Sherry McBroome, owners of Sierra Jewelry in Susanville, tell us they will be closed the next two Saturdays. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Sherry says they will be back open on Saturdays beginning March 10. You will find them at 801 Main St. in Uptown Susanville.

Kelly Smith, owner of Hodge Podge Lodge, along with her mom, just returned from the Las Vegas Gift Mart. Kelly tells us, “We have new inventory arriving soon for spring, including Easter, new soap lines and many more new items.” Stop in soon to her 2206 Main St. Susanville store to see all the new inventory. Don’t forget to pick up some homemade fudge while you’re there.

Did you know that this year H&R Block is offering a refund in advance? Susan Hansen of our local H&R Block tells us with their “Get a Refund Advance,” you can get up to $3,000 from your tax return the day you file until Feb. 28. To make your appointment, stop by their 2100 Main St. Suite B, or give them a call at 257-9339. Be sure and see their ad in this week‘s paper for more information.

Ted Kranz, owner of Supreme Graphics in Susanville, has moved a few doors down from his previous location. Supreme Graphics is now located at 2850 Main St., Suite 4, in the Windgate Mall in Susanville.

Jason Rieger, owner of Wheels West in Susanville, and the crew are happy to welcome Chris Thompson back to the dealership.

Thompson left to concentrate more on his Rebel Metal Works business, which he is still doing, but now is spending time at Wheels West, too. You can stop by the dealership at 1303 Main St. in Susanville, visit them online at or give them a call at 251-0101.



David and Kris Mahan are the happy owners of the David Mahan Gallery next to Johnson’s Shoes in Uptown Susanville. The gallery features a great selection of unique paintings, jewelry, bonsai plants and much more. As longtime Susanville residents and artists, they wanted to provide a venue for other artisans to showcase and sell their work. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. See their ad in this week’s paper for a complete list of the featured artists. Photo submitted