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"There are (489) species of wildlife here in the Klamath Basin. The biological opinion deals with three." Ph. D. Robert McLandress, UC Davis ecology.
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Here in the Pacific Flyway, "...Klamath Basin is the most important waterfowl area in North America. Waterfowl eat 70 million pounds of food here, and more than half comes from the farms.       

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man Tom McClintock
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Ore. Rep Gail Whitsett
Tom Mallams, Klamath County Commissioner
Oregon Congressional Candidate Dennis Linthicum
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Ask Elaine - Tribal  info.
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Chiloquin Dam, suckers
Columbia and Snake Rivers
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Klamath Dams
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Easements and trusts
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Environmentalists & groups (The Nature Conservancy)
Energy, Renewable,
ethanol and biofuel
EPA
ESA Endangered Species Act
Farm Bill
Farm Labor - Immigrants
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Fish Die-offs
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Frankenfish Monsanto
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Food Imported
Freedom
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Global Warming
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Groundwater and Waterbank
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History
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Japanese demand for Tulelake land
Jefferson
KBRA / Klamath Basin
Restoration Agreement
George Soros and the KBRA
Klamath Hearings
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Klamath River Compact
Klamath Summit
KWAPA
Klamath River & tributaries
Lake levels & river flows
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Medicine Lake
Military
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Negotiations: Indians, farmers
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2003-2007
NEPA
Population, ownership and
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Obama
Oregon
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PCFFA
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Prayer Page
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Refuges in Klamath Basin
Regulations
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Scientific Misconduct
Klamath Settlement / KBRA
Sheriffs for the Constitution
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Water Storage: Long Lake and Barnes Ranch
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SONG-KILL THE LAND
Stats
TID Crops report
Tulelake Irrigation District
    and TID well reports
Tour Klamath Project: transcript
Project Irrigation Primer
Tribal Forest Tour:  transcript
Unintended consequences
United Nations & Agenda 21
Upper Klamath webpage
Whose Who
Wildlife and farms, 2001 audio
Water bank & Groundwater
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KBC NEWS

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Christian Pastor executed by Nazi Germany 1945

* KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement

Definition of Tyranny

John 15:5-8  I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Milestone reached in 2001 (Klamath) water lawsuits. Cases could be decided before 2016, H&N, posted to KBC 4/13/15

Drought declared in Klamath, H&N, posted to KBC 4/13/15

‘Agreements’ are attack on Basin’s agricultural economy, letter to the editor Herald and News by Ken Smith, posted to KBC 11/13/15. "c
ertain vested interests, government bureaucrats and tribes have forced other parties (farmers and ranchers) to a negotiation table by threatening economic harm and then demanded terms unfavorable to the parties forced to the table. A better term for this is 'extortion' "

Matthew 28:1-8 "Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat on it.  His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel said, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him.  Behold, I have told you.' So they went quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word." Sent by Frank Tallerico 4/4/15

San Bernardino Superior Court Ruled on 12 January 2015 that both the Legislature's Moratorium against gold dredging, along with the Department of Fish & Wildlife's (DFW) recent adoption of dredge regulations in 2012, are illegal and not enforceable as a matter of law, by Dave Mack, President The New 49'er Gold Prospecting Association, posted to KBC 4/4/15. Court Documents included. 

KWAPA-Klamath Project Water bids due April 10th

KWAPA meeting April 7

Psalms 30: 11-12: "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent, O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!"

Refuges seeking contracts with farmers by April 3rd. Agreements are crop share and growers are responsible for all growing costs, H&N posted to KBC 3/29/15

KWAPA / Klamath Water And Power Agenda April 7, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Public Comments Right Away - AB 386 as Amended, a bill to change TID’s Board Director qualifications and voting eligibility/process of TID elections. Vote would be by acreage, not one vote per landowner, and directors must own or represent owned land, but not necessarily live within district they would represent. Introduced by Assemblyman Dahle. TID would like input on the new plan. Sent comments to Tulelake Irrigation District, PO Box, Tulelake, CA 96134

Tribes in 13 States Receive $4.2 Million From Service for Conservation Work, FWS 3/27/15. California and Southern Oregon Tribes Awarded Grants. "Tribal lands encompass millions of acres of important habitat for hundreds of wildlife species across the nation...Since its inception in 2003, the competitive Tribal Wildlife Grants program has awarded more than $68 million to Native American tribes, providing support for more than 400 conservation projects...Yurok Tribe ($176,771)...This project will support specific goals of the California Condor Recovery Plan. The Klamath Tribes ($200,000) The Re-introducing Extinct Populations of Endangered Suckers in the Upper Klamath Basin grant will assess and restore spawning habitat for endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers in Upper Klamath Lake Oregon."

Jobless rates in N. California counties remain high. Statewide, Modoc had the 47th highest unemployment rate, H&N, posted to KBC 3/25/15 KBC NOTE regarding federal management of our counties: KBRA permanently would downsize agriculture, OWRD is tying surface water to groundwater and has shut off water even to private Oregon irrigation wells, timber harvest is still curtailed, decimating schools, communities and economies in the region, further decimated by severe wildfires burning forests, communities and wildlife.

Interview with Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams on the Bill Meyer Show 3/25/15, 7:12 a.m., 1440 KMED AM Medford Oregon. Mallams explains three Oregon Senate Bills presented in Salem regarding the controversial Klamath Basin dam removal "agreements". He said 2/3s of those at the hearing and in the Klamath Basin oppose these agreements that downsize agriculture, remove three Klamath River hydroelectric dams, and control well water use.

Ocean salmon look plentiful off the Southern Oregon coast this year, but next year's a different story, Medford Mail Tribune, posted to KBC 3/29/15. "Preseason estimates of chinook and fin-clipped coho salmon in the ocean are high enough that salmon anglers are on the cusp of seeing a summer saltwater salmon season nearly identical to 2014, when Brookings regained its spot as the top chinook port after a one-year hiatus...'The season, of course, depends upon how the ocean sets up," says Richard Heap, a Brookings angler who represents Oregon anglers in federal salmon-season discussions...' "

BOR study to tackle climate change threats. Crop modification and river restoration among options, H&N, posted to KBC 3/19/15. "Greg Addington, executive director of the Klamath Water Users Association, said any study will be incomplete unless it includes water needs for fish and wildlife...He pointed out that the Tribes should be part of any long-term water storage discussion." " Implementing strategies could improve delivery efficiency, reduce demand, reduce losses, and support water acquisition and transfers, and restoration projects, McGinnis said....Strategy examples include modifying crop use and acreage, increasing water storage, increasing streamflow, river restoration and implementing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative and Governmental Update, CFBF 3/27/15

1st Thessalonians 5:5-10 - "You are all sons of light and sons of day.  We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him." sent by Frank Tallerico 

Water settlement comes into question. Tribes remain hopeful that Congress will approve legislation, H&N, posted to KBC 3/9/15. "Three Basin tribes have begun a mediation process that could end in termination of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA)...Family Farm Alliance, a non-profit..., has thrown its support behind Senate Bill 133..."

(Klamath Project) Water bids are out, set fees are in, East Side payments still undecided, H&N, posted to KBC 4/9/15

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 3/6/15: Bills - groundwater, climate change, land use and taxation, labor, employment, immigration, paid sick leave mandate, transportation and education, new clean energy standards, misc.
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review for 2/20/15 - groundwater, water storage, adjudicating water rights, fire protection, ACL/OSHA regarding heat illness.

Groundwater Rules Comment period extended to March 2

1 Peter 1:3-5 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefined, that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to revealed in the last time."

(Klamath) Tribes upset with timber land purchase. Singapore-based company buys land, including Mazama Forest, H&N 2/20/15. A Singapore-based company purchased 197,000 acres of land in Klamath and Deschutes counties this week, including the 90,000-acre Mazama Forest, which was promised to the Klamath Tribes in the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement...Earlier attempts to reacquire Reservation lands that had been converted to national forest land met with intense opposition...” 

BOR accused of misusing water funds. Whistleblower claim lodged against BOR and Basin irrigators, H&N 2/20/15.

Water program gives (Klamath) irrigators more options. Changes include more land and better water control, H&N, posted to KBC 2/21/15. "This year, “C” irrigators — those who hold annual water rental agreements — can also apply for WUMP. According to KWAPA Executive Director Hollie Cannon, any land that is covered by the adjudication final order of determination map, or an exception to the final order map, is eligible for WUMP."

One fix for Basin water issues may not exist. Multiple smaller ideas could prove to be a better long-term solution by Tom Mallams for H&N, posted to KBC 2/20/15. "After reading the article “Fatally Flawed,” and the extremely negative letter penned by Dan Keppen mentioned in it, speaking as one Klamath County commissioner, I feel a response is in order."
Letter sent from Dan Keppen explaining why Clear Lake reservoir should not be considered for water storage for the Klamath Project. 1/28/15. Keppen previously worked for the Bureau of Reclamation, was director of Klamath Water Users Association, presently works for Klamath Water and Power Agency as a media consultant and engineer, and is executive director of Family Farm Alliance.
Commission backs Clear Lake water storage study.  Cost, feasibility, other questions raised as major roadblocks, H&N 1/15/15.

Wildfire compensation, lead bullets targeted by (Rep Gail) Whitsett, H&N, posted to KBC 2/21/15. "HB 2503 grants only the state Legislature with the authority to restrict lead use in ammunition and fishing sinkers"

SB 324 is about to cause your gas prices to skyrocket! Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, Klamath Falls District 28 February Newsletter 2015. "Most Oregonians won’t even realize that they are paying an extra $2 to $20 to fill up their gas tanks."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review of bills and laws, 2/20/15: water storage, groundwater rights, Cal/OHSA, ...

Oakland VA office botched benefits, forgot about claims, SFGate, posted to KBC 2/21/19. "(Calif. U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa) had requested the inspector general’s review after a group of whistle-blowers came forward with information about the hidden claims... LaMalfa said he was pleased the claims in the cart were being processed, but concerned about the 12,647 other informal claims supposedly found in the cabinet, and whether or not the veterans who filed those claims got the help they needed. Who is looking out for the veterans?...”"

Tracking Oregon wolves, H&N, posted to KBC 2/12/15. "...the collar was only expected to have a three-year lifespan...the 4-year-old collar’s signal strength is dropping..."

Romans 12-14-16  "Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another.  Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.  Do not be wise in your own opinion." Sent by Frank Tallerico 2/8/15

Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting 2/9/15, 8 a.m.

Citizens support ‘In God We Trust’, H&N posted to KBC 2/8/15.

Obama seeks $18 million for Klamath Project. BOR pursues government financial support for new office, H&N, posted to KBC 2/8/15.

Klamath Bull and Horse Sale Schedule for February 4-8

Romans 12:9-13 "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoice in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality." Sent by Frank Tallerico, posted 2/3/15.

2/3/15: A YEAR AGO TODAY - A joint meeting of the Idaho Legislature was held Feb. 3, 2014.  The title of the meeting is “Suction Dredge Mining”.  The first speaker is Joe Greene, US EPA scientist (Ret); the second speaker is Tom Kitchar, President of Waldo Mining District, SW Oregon; third speaker is Doug Giddings, Sheriff, Idaho County; public testimony taken; and last speaker is Jim Chmelik, Idaho County Commissioner. KBC NOTE: This hour video is well worth your time hearing how government agency/EPA agenda has overruled science, and first hand testimony on EPA tyranny.

Tribes to talk water accord, dispute notice; meetings allow members to voice opinions on Senate bill, posted to KBC 2/3/15

Water bill still needs improvement, dealings with dams, specifically, could be much better for the Basin, Danny Hull, guest commentary for H&N, posted to KBC 2/3/15.  My current vote with the President of the United States of America, the U.S. Congress, and Oregon and Klamath County Government personnel, is against the U.S. Senate Bill 133 Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, and for both retaining the Klamath River hydroelectric dams, and improving those dams with fish passageway modification(s), where such improvement is most necessary..."

Responsibility, discipline & civility = higher graduation rates? Yes!, Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, District 28, posted to KBC 2/3/15, Senator Doug Whitsett, Oregon - for 2015: "For residents of the Klamath Basin, 2014 was a year of immense challenges. Intense drought conditions, coupled with various administrative actions, caused undue hardship for those who rely on water. I predict that 2015 will be spent fending off bad (legislative) proposals that could worsen the situation. My top priority for the year is to try to prevent it."

Robert “Bob” Charles Kirby was born July 4, 1955, and passed away Jan. 25, 2015, at his home in Tulelake, Calif., H&N 1/30/15

 

Pacific Power article lacks objective balance by Ed Silling, Klamath Falls, followed by Pacific Power states case for lawsuit against city, posted to KBC 1/30/15

Second wolf reported in Keno Unit, H&N, posted to KBC 2/3/15

Proverbs 2:20-22 "So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the path of righteousness. For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it."  Sent by Frank Tallerico Jan. 25, 2015.

God bless Tom Mallams for hearing room slogan, letter to the editor of Herald and News by Jack Faulkner, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 1/26/15.

Obama administration to propose new wilderness protections in Arctic refuge - Alaska Republicans declare war, Washington Post, posted to KBC 1/26/15. "Obama administration will propose setting aside the 1.4 million-acre coastal plain...as wilderness...The department will also put part of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling as part of a five-year leasing plan it will issue this week and is considering whether to impose additional limits on oil and gas production...federal officials would prohibit motorized access to the area as well as the construction of any roads. Even before this designation, Alaska boasts 58 million acres of wilderness, more than half of all the land enjoying that level of protection in the United States..."“It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory. … I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska."
KBC News Wilderness-Wildlands page

Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health. Malheur Lumber Co. rescued by shared goal of thinning, H&N, posted to KBC 1/26/15  See Forest and Logging page

Psalm 123:2 "Unto you I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us." sent by Frank Tallerico for week of Jan 18, 2015

‘In God We Trust’ would be a helpful reminder, by Charymane Beskow, letter to the editor of H&N 1/16/15. KBC Note: in H&N poll it is 66% pro and 34% opposed to displaying "in God We Trust" in the commissioners room.

Water agreement hinges on dam removal issue, H&N letter to editor by Howard Paine, Chiloquin, posted to KBC 1/18/15. "The Herald and News “Water Line” report in Sunday’s paper failed to address the primary issue — dam removal. Obviously, the writers failed to read: “Dam Removal, The Swindle of the Century” at  http://pienpolitics.com/?p=1989  Siskiyou County put a Measure on the ballot in November 2010 which said: “Should the Klamath River Dams (Iron Gate, Copco 1 and Copco 2) and associated hydroelectric facilities be removed?” The result: 79.04 percent voted no. If a similar vote had occurred in Klamath County, the result would be the same."
 
Comment period for Basin groundwater rules extended (until March 2). An additional rulemaking hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 18, H&N 1/17/15

Pacific Power sues (Klamath Falls) city. Eminent domain, public utility district at heart of lawsuit, H&N 1/17/15.

Sen. Wyden leads town hall at OIT’s College Union; Water agreements and veteran care among topics, H&N 1/18/15. "...Wyden, his number one priority going into the next legislative session will be the passage of the Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act (SB 2379) (KBRA hydro-dam removal) “I’m going to pull out all the stops to make sure this happens in this Congress...”

A River Between Us,’ upcoming movie by former Oregon Senator Atkinson and Jeff Martin, H&N article 1/17/15. "Atkinson is a longtime supporter of the 2010 Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the related Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement..."  Some of the pro-KBRA stars in the trailer are KBRA supporters: Klamath Water Users Association / KWUA Executive Director Greg Addington,  Becky Hyde from off Project, former KWUA president Steve Kandra, Kurt Thomas from KBRT/Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust, and others. "A River Between Us” is a “call to action on behalf of the largest restoration project in American history.” " 'We don’t draw the conclusion for anybody,' Atkinson said."  KBC's Negotiation Page identifies involvement of  KBRT and KWUA, The Nature Conservancy, Off Project Becky Hyde, and Klamath Tribes when this group was trying to give 690,000 acres of the Winema/Fremont National Forest to the Klamath Tribe. Here is an example of a meeting in 2003 Negotiation.  After thousands of petitions against that deal, in 2010 closed-door meetings (with more tribes and environmental groups) gave birth to the KBRA/Klamath Hydrodam-removal deal and gift of 92,000 acres of private forest land to the tribes plus millions of $.

Two groundwater rules meetings open to the public, H&N 1/15/15
       * Today’s open house at Oregon Tech begins at 4 p.m., and the hearing starts at 6 p.m.

       * Residents can learn about and comment on proposed groundwater rules at two meetings this week.
    
  * Tomorrow’s meetings run from 8 to 11 a.m. (Friday January 16, 2015

* Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, townhall meeting at 3:30 Saturday Jan. 17th in the College Union at Oregon Institute of Technology

< (Tulelake) Pelican Pointe resident turns 108:  ‘I just take things as they come,’ says Nelle Takacs, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15  HERE for our People Page

Commission backs Clear Lake water storage study.  Cost, feasibility, other questions raised as major roadblocks, H&N 1/15/15.


New wolf activity confirmed west of Klamath Falls; animal sighted in the Keno Unit, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15. HERE for KBC Wolf Page

< Batkid documentary to show Jan. 24. Story of Miles Scott’s wish reaches far beyond his Tulelake home, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15  HERE for our People Page

Work on Basin’s water policy results in division, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15

Basin snowpack at 37 percent of normal; No predictions for irrigation season, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15
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The current storage is 283,000 acre-feet. Average storage is 275,000 acre-feet."

Dams prove sticking point in water accord by Harvey Houston, H&N letter to the editor, posted to KBC 1/15/15

Isaiah 48:12-16: Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, and I am also the Last. Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has stretched out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand together. All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear!  Who among them has declared these things?  The Lord loves him; He shall do His pleasure on Babylon and His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.  I, even I, have spoken; Yes I have called him, I have brought him, and his way will prosper.  Come near to Me, hear this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there.  And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me." sent from Frank Tallerico  1/11/15

Herald and News, pro-KBRA newspaper, today published a 6-page promotion of the Klamath "Agreements" which destroy four Klamath River hydro dams, plant endangered fish in the warm Klamath Lake, permanently retire prime farmland, give Klamath Tribes land that they previously sold plus millions of dollars, control surface and groundwater, and assure farmers that they will have 'predictable' water. The definition of predictable is, the rulers on a certain spring day will let the farmers know if, and how much, water they will allow them to use of their own deeded water every spring so they can plan accordingly:
* WATER LINE - Klamath Basin Agreements 1/11/15

KBC NOTE: Several of our readers have asked us if the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement  has been extended past the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline. Changes in the 2012 KBRA Amendment allows for extensions: Amendment to the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Page 3, 7.6.1. Cure for Potential Termination Event, it previously read that the KBRA would terminate, which was replaced by the words "be terminable."

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA: Water accord bill reintroduced to Senate. Bill has been renamed as SB 133, H&N 1/10/15. HERE for KBRA page: documents, articles, videos, Who's Who, letters

(Japanese) Writ of mandamus against City of Tulelake is unjust, by Rudy Hiley, letter to the editor of Herald and News 1/10/15(see KBC webpage: Japanese demand for Tulelake 1000-acre monument)

Matthew 1:18-23  "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.  But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  'And she will bring fourth a Son, and you shall call his name Jesus (meaning Savior), for He will save His people from their sins." So all of this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold  the virgin shall be with child and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God is with us."

* COMMENT BY Dec 31 - Fee increases proposed at Lava Beds National Monument. Public feedback will play major role in decision-making process, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14

Psalm 20:7-9  "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord God. They have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and stand upright. SAVE,  LORD!  May the king answer us when we call." sent from Frank Tallerico

Tulelake Irrigation District special meeting 12/19/14 at TID office 10 a.m: vote by acreage rather than one vote per person, change director's eligibility, water measurement, and change district boundaries.

*Comments due Crater Lake fee hike by 12/22/14

Irrigation water block is no guarantee for Basin by Tom Mallams Klamath County Commissioner for Herald and News 12/16/14. "In the Dec. 13 Herald and News, I was incorrectly quoted as saying there is a “guaranteed” block of water for Project irrigators in the proposed water agreements. I have never said this. I have consistently said they only “claim” or “attempt” to have a guaranteed block of water for Project irrigators..."

Water pact failure results from history of bad choices, by Maudie Smith, Klamath Falls, letter to H&N 12/14/14. "I believe we’ve gotten to this point because of a long-term effort to secure tribal funding at the expense of agriculture..."

Sen. Doug Whitsett receives award for geothermal advocacy, H&N 12/14/15

Letter from Klamath Falls City Councilman Bill Adams to Congressman Walden, Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Ron Wyden, posted to KBC 12/16/14. "...While their is mixed support by members of our agricultural community, I believe it is only because they have their backs against the wall.  The majority of this community does not support this bill because it requires Dam Removal.  This was shown by the election of all three County Commissioners who have opposed the KBRA and recently sent you a letter opposing SB2379..."

Psalm 20:1-6 "May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of Jacob defend you; May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion; May He remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. May He grant you according to your heart's desire; We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up banners! Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand." sent from Frank Tallerico 12/7/14

Pearl Harbor



12/7/14 - On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (article by oathkeepers.org. 

KBC News Page of Japanese demand for Tulelake land


 

 

Velma Robison tells how they felt the day
their irrigation water was shut off in 2001, comparing
it to Pearl Harbor Day.


Velma and Fred Robison, 1947, when they won their homestead.

photo by Anders Tomlinson, of Fred and Velma Robison in 2001.  Velma holds Reclamation ERA magazine of 1947.

* COMMENT BY Dec 31 - Fee increases proposed at Lava Beds National Monument. Public feedback will play major role in decision-making process, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14

* Calif. State water Board comment period Dec. 21, 2014 of proposed amendment to water quality control policy for Clean Water Act.

* North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board staff is looking for public comments for the Basin Plan by January 9, 2015 This plan will regulate and fee your water discharge.

Water bill stalls in Congress. House won’t sign off on the legislation, H&N 12/7/14

SENATE BILL 2379 - Adams, Kellstrom differ on reaction to water accord. (Klamath Falls) Councilman opposes dam removal, supports bill’s intent, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14.

Council votes to back water pact with letter. 3-2 vote will send document before congressional debate, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14.
KBC Note: In Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallam's presentation to City Council, he cautioned them not to support the SB2379 legislation for the KBRA since it not only would destroy four hydropower dams, but also being discussed by the KBRA stakeholders and Karuk spokesman Craig Tucker regards destroying Keno Dam, which would eliminate Lake Ewauna and much of the water used for Klamath Reclamation Project. Klamath Water Users Association director Greg Addington had also attended the KBRA stakeholders' meetings and denied there was discussion about Keno Dam destruction. Here is previously
circulated agenda of a KBRA secret PAIL meeting including mention of Keno and Link River Dams removal discussions, and "avoid advocating for science..." 1/28/09) {Keno Dam removal and avoiding science are marked by KBC with ** in link above}
HERE is Video with Karuk spokesman Craig Tucker speaking of Keno Dam destruction, and Klamath farmer's being the enemy. HERE for GreenCorp-trained Tucker biography.

More water needs to be allocated for agriculture, by Brandon Criss, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 1, posted to KBC 12/7/14. "Eighty percent of Siskiyou County and 77 percent of the Tulelake basin voted no on dam removal. When dams are a Klamath County campaign issue, pro-dam candidates have consistently won. With the dams in place, we are seeing record runs of Klamath River salmon. Tearing out existing hydropower dams that have proven benefits for fish,   Basin agriculture, and this past summer’s firefighting efforts is no solution."
 

Statistics show loss and gain of Oregon farmland varies by region. The amount of land in farms in Oregon fell slightly to 16,301,578 acres in 2012, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14. "Klamath County reported a whopping 21 percent decrease in number of farms..."

Task force: Tighten Oregon rules on dredging for gold, H&N, posted to KBC 12/7/14

* Agenda for Klamath City Council meeting 12/1/14, 4 p.m. at City Hall, 500 Klamath Ave. Senator Wyden's staff has asked the Klamath Falls City Council to pass a resolution supporting his legislation, Senate Bill 2379, on the KBRA. On P. 65 of agenda is SB2379
Page 91:
( 1) The On-Project Plan and Power for Water Management Fund, to be administered by the Bureau of Reclamation (2) The Water Use Retirement and Off-Project Reliance fund, to be administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, (3) The Klamath Drought Fund, to be administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. KBC Note: NFWF is funded by Heinz Family Foundation, HWBuckner Charitable Trust, Howard Heinz Endowment, Surdna Foundation, Bullitt Foundation. Please follow the links: they support Zero Population, Wildlands Project, Earthjustice (attorneys for the environmental groups in the KBRA), Tides, Nature Conservancy, Wilderness Society, Greenpeace, Climate Trust, Ecotrust, Endangered Species Coalition,  many dozens more...

* Klamath County Commissioners' Special Work Session
VIDEO from November 21:  http://www.viddler.com/v/27e3aca2  This meeting included public comment regarding the commissioners sending the following joint letter to the U.S. Senate regarding the Klamath Agreements, and the commissioners' responses.

Controversy means new water pact is necessary, Herald and News letter to the editor by Wilma Heiney, Tulelake, posted to KBC 11/30/14."

Commissioners make good on election vows. H&N letter to the editor by Loren and Laura Little, Chiloquin, posted to KBC 11/30/14

Bi-State Alliance page

Joint letter from Klamath County Commissioners and Siskiyou County Supervisors opposing SB2379 - Klamath River Dam Removal and Klamath "Agreements", posted to KBC 11/30/14. "The Commissioners of Klamath County, Oregon, and the Supervisors of Siskiyou County, California -- the elected officials representing two thirds of the Klamath River Watershed -- strongly oppose Senate Bill 2379...."

Cal-OR Bi-State Alliance ALTERNATIVES to the KBRA and KHSA (Klamath dam-removal agreements), May 2014. (Both agreements mandate Klamath River Hydro-electric Dam removals)

Saving the Klamath River Dams, the best alternative for Siskiyou and Klamath Counties, May 2014, Cal-Or Bi-State Alliance

RERUN - Why Willamette Valley farmers should watch Klamath Falls' water rights fight, Statesman Journal, reposted to KBC 11/29/14. “This is, in my opinion, a blueprint to shut down wells whenever and wherever they want ... This is not just a Klamath Basin issue. This is a state issue. This is a national issue.”

Isaiah 44:6-8  "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; I am the First and I am the Last, besides Me there is no other God. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, since I appointed the ancient people, and the things that are coming and shall come, let them show these to them. Do not fear, nor be afraid; have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one." Sent from Frank Tallerico 11/23/14.

* Tell U.S. Rep. Greg Walden how you feel on the issue of the controversial KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, because presently Democrat "Senator Ron Wyden is trying to move a long-stalled bill through the lame duck session of Congress that would implement agreements to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River..."
http://walden.house.gov/contact-greg . Contact information for his Washington, D.C. office, is: 2182 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515; phone, 202-225-6730, Fax: 202-225-5774.

* Comment period for fee hike at Crater Lake now open until December 22, H&N 11/22/14. "Under the proposal, single vehicle entrance fees would increase from $10 to $25..."
* Comments Due November 28: changes in stream designations for salmon habitat will affect state wetland and waterway permits

Japanese quest for Tulelake 1000-acre monument - KBC News Page
     New Tule Lake Unit fence is more than just a fence, H&N 11/23/14. "...the fence being replaced is not part of the Tulelake Airport, where Modoc County wants to build a new fence to prevent wildlife from entering the runways. Japanese American groups have protested that fence, which they say will reduce public access to a portion of the former Tule Lake Segregation Center."
    
Internment camp bill's message: Don't forget, Fresno Bee Sept. 18, 2005: "Tule Lake in 1943 became the site where difficult detainees were sent." (After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and declared war on America, these detainees would not) "sign loyalty oaths."

For November 2014 chronological news, see Archive 150
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