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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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TID Crops report
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Tour Klamath Project: transcript
Project Irrigation Primer
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Unintended consequences
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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

Romans 8:14-17 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs---heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified together?

< * MEETING NOTICE - Letter from Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams: February 9th KCC meeting regarding "IN GOD WE TRUST" sign, 2/7/16.
* (Klamath) County to display 'In God we trust' motto, H&N, posted to KBC 2/7/16

* TID regular public board meeting Tuesday Feb 9th--Watershed Conditions, Adjudication, Takings and KWAPA, TID legislation, boundary modification, etc..

*** PETITION requesting the government provide a full accounting and investigation into the shooting death of LaVoy Finnicum by government agents two weeks ago. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/full-investigation-death-lavoy-finicum-federal-agents-january-26-2016-united-states-ag.
*Presently at 11:40 a.m. Sunday 2/7/16, 2,935 have signed this petition.
*SIGNATURES NEEDED altogether by February 28, 2016 - 100,000.

Letter from Ammon Bundy  about the patriots and what led to the murder of LaVoy Finicum, posted to KBC 2/7/16.

Hundreds, including Cliven Bundy and militiamen, pay respects to Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum and the freedom they say he represented, Salt Lake Tribune, posted to KBC 2/7/16

Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum shot dead by the FBI is hailed as hero during Utah funeral attended by hundreds of people from across the country, Daily Mail, London 2/7/16 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3432946/Funeral-draw-large-crowd-support-Oregon-protester.html#ixzz3zQF1TjaW

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative and Governmental Update 2/5/16. Includes doubling pay on holidays for some jobs, and Calif. Water Board news, including Tribal Resolution No. 2010-0062 "AUTHORIZE FUNDING FROM THE CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (CWSRF) TO THE YUROK TRIBE (TRIBE) ... 'Western Rivers Conservancy submitted an application to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program on behalf of the Yurok Tribe (Tribe) for the acquisition of approximately 22,237 acres of forest land in the Klamath River watershed...A credit review was completed on November 4, 2010, recommending a maximum CWSRF financing amount of $18,750,000 for the project, assuming a 25-year term at a zero percent interest rate...' "

Oregon Representative Gail Whitsett 2016 votes - posted to KBC 2/7/16

Lory Storm Reporting on the Ground from Oregon - YouTube 1/4/16 regarding standoff in Refuge near Burns, Oregon and murder of rancher LaVoy Finicum. Time on video 5:18 - "these weren't normal FBI guys. These guys were in full fatigues, full body armour, armed to the T, and there were 6 or 8 of them in each suburban, and there were 6 or 7 suburbans. There are 4 people (ranchers) in there (the refuge)..."

Oregon Standoff update: A letter from Ammon Bundy via Carol Bundy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2SMYf4MpG0  2/4/16.

***Vigil for Arizona Rancher LaVoy Finicum Friday February 5th in Yreka,  killed by FBI and Oregon State Police on Jan. 26, 2016 in Eastern Oregon. Pie n Politics

(Klamath) Dam demolition revived, Drawdown of water could start in 2020, H&N posted to KBC 2/4/16.

Coalition moving to demolish Klamath River dams without Congress’s assent, Sac Bee, posted to KBC 2/4/16. "Federal officials and the states of California and Oregon said Tuesday they will press forward with plans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, despite resistance from Congress...“We will move ahead as a group and start the process,” California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird told lawmakers at a committee hearing..."

Closed door deals are not the Oregon way, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett , posted to KBC 1/4/16

"In God We Trust" Sign, approved by Klamath County Commissioners, Klamath News 2/3/16. "In a vote of 2-1, the Klamath County Commissioners yesterday approved placing a sign “In God We Trust” in the public meeting room at the Government Center."

1/31/16 - James 1:2-6 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind." sent by Frank Tallerico

* February 1 TOWNHALL Yreka, RESOLUTION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF KLAMATH BASIN AND HYDRO ELECTRIC FACILITIES, Keynote Speaker atty Larry Kogan ESQ, Specialist in Constitutional Law.

* Months before his murder, Lavoy Finicum, on his ranch, spoke last fall to his video camera about the constitution and how the feds are taking land that does not belong to them. He is the epitome of what is happening in the West. Last week the feds in Oregon gunned him down, his hands up, and blasted holes in his car with women and another man inside. None of the ranchers (which the media labeled as "terrorists,"  "radicals," "armed antigovernment militants," "armed militia,) fired a shot or brandished a gun. They were shot at and ambushed. Take the time, watch and listen to the videos. IF this administration had been in command when the farmers and ranchers took over the irrigation headgates in 2001, we would have been killed, or as with Bundys, they are in jail with NO bail. They were on their way to a meeting where they were invited to speak, 400 awaiting them. These ranchers have been silenced, one forever.
* Woman in car with Finicum when he was murdered tells her account of the ambush.
* Kris Anne Hall, legal advisor of Western States, and Constitutional Law Attorney, interviewed by Joe Miller Radio Show about the murder of LaVoy Finicum. She spent time in Burns with ranchers Finicum, Bundy, and the community, and were at meetings together before rancher Finicum was murdered by the FBI and OSP.
One more if you're interested where the video is zoomed in where you can see the flashes of the gunshots, The * Assassination of Levoy Finicum.
* FBI shows video of Tuesday shooting of occupier, H&N, posted to KBC 1/31/16

Observations regarding the January 26 California Waterboard meeting in Yreka to gather comments on relicensing the Klamath River hydroelectric dams from Richard Marshall, Siskiyou County Water Users board 1/31/16

Birds play role in sucker numbers, H&N, posted to KBC 1/31/16. “ 'Predation rates on suckers at Clear Lake were highest by birds nesting at the lake...The predation on suckers in 2014 and 2015 pretty much came from whatever got to nest on Last Chance Island,' Hewitt said."  KBC NOTE: Historically Clear Lake was a meadow. When The Klamath Reclamation Project was built, it stored some water in that meadow and was named Clear Lake. The federal government took the reservoir and named it a bird refuge, nurturing pelicans and cornerants, keeping out people, and mandating certain amounts of "endangered" suckers that never before lived in that meadow. Now the cormorants and pelicans are eating the suckers, keeping them endangered in that former meadow."
*Thousands of fish-eating Cormorants eating baby suckers? by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett 6/13/13 Newsletter: "What is NOT commonly known is that the second largest nesting colony of Double Crested Cormorants in the Western United States and Canada is located on Upper Klamath Lake. There may be as many as six thousand breeding pairs of these birds reproducing in the Upper Klamath Basin...When will the biologists look to see if the immense population of Double Crested Cormorants living in the Upper Klamath Basin may be simply eating the young endangered suckers?"

Minimum Wage Proposals Could Hurt Our Working Poor, Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 1/31/16. "Signatures are being gathered for initiative petitions that would raise the minimum wage from its current rate of $9.25 per hour to $13.50 and $15 per hour..."

Opposition to dam removal voiced. Input given during meeting on Klamath River dams, H&N, posted to KBC 1/31/16

Jan 29 Klamath Dams comments due!

Comments sought on Klamath River dams, California water board seeks input on relicensing (by Jan. 29, 2016), H&N, reposted to KBC 1/27/16

Removing dams preferred path, H&N, reposted to KBC 1/27/16. "
Richard Whitman, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s natural resources adviser, said the states and U.S.Department of Interior officials are close to reaching an agreement with PacifiCorp on how to move forward with dam removal."

Calif. U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa proposed HB4387 "This Act may be cited as the “Tule Lake National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2016”, posted to KBC 1/27/16. "When preparing the general management plan, the Secretary shall consult with the City, County, and Airport to ensure that management of the Historic Site does not negatively impact operation of the Airport."

KBC News PAGE of Japanese relocation camp and lawsuits against Tulelake WWI and WWII veteran homesteaders' local airport

Barbara Boxer bill to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California in Tulelake, posted to KBC 1/27/16

Petition for Writ of Mandamus 7/25/14: Tule Lake Committee vs / County of Modoc, County of Modoc Board of Supervisors, City of Tulelake, City Council of the City of Tulelake, Respondents Macy's Flying Service and Nick Macy. "The Tule Lake Committee brings this mandamus action to protect historic integrity and access to the Tule Lake Segregation Center, a National Historic Monument...The city and county now propose to construct various airport improvements which the Tule Lake committee contends will adversely impact the historic integrity of the site..."

1/24/16 Romans 8:31-35, "What then shall we say of these things?  "If God is for us, who can be against us?" He did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercessions for us. Who shall separate us from the love of God?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or peril, or sword?" sent by Frank Tallerico

* Jan 26 Klamath Dams scoping meeting Yreka

Removing dams preferred path, H&N, posted to KBC 1/24/16. "Richard Whitman, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s natural resources adviser, said the states and U.S. Department of Interior officials are close to reaching an agreement with PacifiCorp on how to move forward with dam removal."

Bundy begins negotiations with FBI by phone, Oregonian, posted to KBC 1/24/16. "One action was paramount to ending the standoff, (Bundy) said: 'You can bring the Hammonds back home to their families.'"

Walden speaks out against proposed Crater Lake wilderness, H&N, posted to KBC 1/24/16. "Walden said he is 100 percent opposed to Oregon Wild’s wilderness proposal. 'It kicks the public off public land,' Walden said...'he believes a wilderness designation will be a loss for outdoor recreationists, such as bicyclists and snowmobilers, and that the land will become more fire prone because the designation calls for less forest management.' "

Jan. 21 wolf plan meeting-Yreka

Copco No. 1 Dam on the Klamath RiverComments sought on Klamath River dams, California water board seeks input on relicensing (by Jan. 29, 2016), H&N, posted to KBC 1/20/16

Japanese suing to shut down the Newell (near Tulelake) airport. KBC responds in the interview for "stakeholders" from the Udall Foundation, Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Modoc County invited them to bring consensus in the conflict. The Japanese group and wealthy supporters have sued Tulelake, managing the small airport that serves the local family farms, because they don't want a security fence that is mandated by FAA around the airport:
“Visitors…. want to summon up the ghosts of the place, to revive long-suppressed memories and to mourn personal and collective loss…” 
 

Klamath Water Users AssociationKlamath Water Users Association has named Scott White (the current watermaster) as its new executive director, H&N 1/20/16. “I think what’s important right now is unity,”

Legislative Committees Provide a Preview of the 2016 Session, by Rep Gail Whitsett, posted to KBC 1/20/16

Legislation to change Tule Lake status offered (of the WWII Japanese Relocation Camp), posted to KBC 1/20/16

1/18/16 - Notice of Potential Termination of the KHSA / Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, from KWUA / Klamath Water Users Association to 'Parties to the KHSA.' "The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) has terminated due to lack of federal legislation authorizing the KBRA. The KHSA is not divisible from the KBRA."

1/17/16 2Corinthians 5:17-19: "Therefore if anyone is In Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation." sent by Frank Tallerico
VIDEO - Jeff Carson poem Satan

Ag Industry News website. Great place being built, and will expand, for local and regional news, and lots of regional web cams.

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom: In response to concerns of federal agencies intervening at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, The Pacific Patriot Network (PPN) and its associated organizations are releasing an Immediate Call to Action to secure a perimeter around the Wildlife Refuge, it's occupiers, and the citizens of Harney County.

Irrigators wrangle over Klamath Water Users membership, H&N, posted to KBC 1/17/16. "The 2016 KID annual budget states the cost for KID irrigators is $238,168...'I can’t say I’m against the Water Users, but I can say that I’m not for them, in the fact that they don’t include all of Klamath County. Every adjudicated, irrigated acre in Klamath County should be included,' said Oxley. 'If it’s not good for everybody, it’s not good.' Horsely agreed that Water Users should be open to more of the county’s farmers."

* VIDEO of government employee bragging about stealing land / mines, from 2 WWII vets, produced 1/16/16. "the woman brags about how they wrestled a $40 million mine located in the park for $2.5 million dollars from two "little guys that had been in the 2nd World War" (their words, not mine). She continues, "which I stole the money from Washington to acquire it."

"Too many people often don’t understand the culture and the lifestyle of the great American West" Walden: Can't condone actions of armed protesters, Guest Commentary by Reb Greg Walden, U.S. Rep 2nd District, posted to KBC 1/17/16

Second Amendment and Due Process Rights Under Attack, Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 1/17/16.

Klamath Basin: Water pact crumbles in Congress after years of work, The Oregonian 12/19/15, posted to KBC 1/17/16

Lawmakers seek to ratify wolf’s removal from endangered list, Washington Times, posted to KBC 1/17/16. "Eighty-one wolves now live in Oregon. State biologists recommended stripping them of the endangered status, saying the species is no longer in danger of extinction in a substantial portion of its Oregon range."

Water, air service and marijuana top topics - Senator Jeff Merkley discusses Basin issues at town hall meeting, H&N, posted to KBC 1/17/16. "Merkley said he will continue working with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to rekindle water solutions proposed in the Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act, which failed to pass through Congress last year."

KBC News notes on last Friday's meeting of Klamath Project irrigation districts to find water solutions in the aftermath of the failed controversial KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, and the resignation of Klamath Water User's executive director, posted to KBC 1/12/16"Tracy Liskey said we will have the same problems again if we leave out the off project irrigators; we need a basin solution. He said 90% of the problem with the KBRA was that all the meetings were in closed door executive sessions and people didn't know what was going on. 'If we don't address issues tearing us apart, we can't bring this together.' Luther Horsely, KWUA past president of the board, said they couldn't talk about the settlement because they were gagged. Brent Cheyne brought a list of solutions he said were necessary." KBC Photo above is of TID/Tulelake Irrigation District Manager Brad Kirby, right, escorting a tribal member out of the building when he loudly interrupted this meeting of irrigation district boards.


 

The spreading epidemic of tribalism in America, by Elaine Willman, News With Views, posted to KBC 1/12/16. "The Obama Administration poured accelerant into the expansion of tribalism with two recent, alarming policies: 1) President Obama decided that the nation’s public utilities, power and energy grid are good “economic development” for conversion to Indian tribal assets. Obama and Congress have funded billions of dollars out to tribes for transitioning major dams, energy corporations, and confiscation and control of water across the country. 2) Obama and Congress have determined that tribal government interactions with Middle Eastern countries is now a great idea for Indian “economic development” too (the Hearth Act of 2012)."
 

Water worries - Irrigators seek solutions to tough water year, H&N, posted to KBC 1/12/16

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Terminated on 12/31/15. "The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) and Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement (UKBCA) are still in effect, they did not terminate with the KBRA, but they also require federal authorization legislation and their implementation is interdependent with the now-terminated KBRA," by Ed Sheets, Klamath agreements facilitator.

*** Water district board members meet Friday, H&N 1/6/16. Friday at 1 pm in Merrill, Klamath Basin irrigators meet to find solutions, "to bring community back together." "Under the (controversial KBRA) agreement, Klamath Project irrigators were slated to receive a substantial block of irrigation water from Upper Klamath Lake each year if certain instream flows were met in the lake’s tributaries..."

Letter on the Bundy Ranch facebook page: Hammonds and the BLM bullies, emailed to KBC News 1/6/16

1/5/16 - Congressman Walden emotionally describes the injustice by our federal government in the West, and the actual small acreage of grass burned by Hammond's backfire. You Tube, 24 minutes. Walden compares this with the literally millions of acres burned by out of control wildfires on government land, yet government employees and agencies are never held accountable when their controlled burns and backfire on private land gets loose. These two ranchers spent time in prison, and now the feds decided to send them back to prison..a 5 year term. The feds will ultimately try to take their land as with millions of acres they've taken from other ranchers, forcing them into bankruptcy.
    Miller homestead wildfire 2012 burned 160,000 acres
    Barry Point fire in Lake County 93,000 acres
    2015 summer 799,974 acres burned in Oregon
    Malhear Long Draw fire burned 557,000 acres.
    "The federal government will frequently go on private land without permission to backburn...that happens all the time...nobody went to prison for that..."
    "Hammonds are in prison tonight for setting a back fire...139 acres...They will sit in prison...5 years."

DETAILS of BLM persecution of Hammonds: Full Story About What’s Going on In Oregon – “Militia” Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…, posted to KBC 1/5/16, the Conservative Treehouse.

State of Jefferson supporters to meet January 6th at State Capitol, posted to KBC 1/5/16.

Rep. LaMalfa Comments on President Obama’s Firearm Executive Order Proposal, 1/5/16

Ending Agency Abuse of Attorney-Client Privilege, Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett 1/5/16

Endangered listing for gray wolf threatens livestock, Sac Bee 1/5/16.

* KWAPA public meeting Jan 5, 2016 "...KWAPA shutdown strategy..."

Mallams recall effort fails, H&N, posted to KBC 1/5/16

Siskiyou County - Wolf Depredation Investigation Report Released by Cal Fish and Game, posted to KBC 1/5/16. KBC - at least one calf was killed and eaten, wolf scat was nearby, wolves were nearby and photographed, and CDFG calls the incident "probable." Read the report and see the photos.

KWAPA sorts through options  A private agency may be one, H&N, posted to KBC 1/5/16

As Congress dithers, parties becoming resigned to KBRA’s demise, Capital Press 12/17/15. "(Klamath) tribal chairman Don Gentry: “...We’ve been honoring the KBRA since 2010. It’s been five years, and our native fisheries and Lost River and shortnose suckers are in worse condition now than when we signed the agreements..."
HOWEVER:  Reclamation Announces Increased Numbers of Lost River and Shortnose Sucker Fish in the Klamath Project, BOR 12/17/15. "Bureau of Reclamation biologists found the largest number of juvenile Lost River and shortnose sucker fish since fish salvage operations began on the Klamath Project...the late 1990s"

Colossians 3:16 - "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hyms and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

KBC News founder Ron DeShon dies. "Ron DeShon was the founder of KBC News. In 2001, when he heard about the Tulelake WWII veterans' homesteads being denied water by the U.S. government, he created this website almost overnight for the Tulelake and Klamath farmers and ranchers. His father, from 'The Greatest Generation,' ..."

***Klamath Dams Relicensing: Message from the State Water Resources Control Board to Interested Parties: On November 30, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) issued a Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meetings for an Environmental Impact Report for the Klamath Hydroelectric Project Relicensing (NOP).  The NOP has been updated to include information on an additional scoping meeting in Orleans on January 26, 2015.  To view the updated NOP, please visit the Klamath Hydroelectric Project webpage at:

Reclamation Releases Scoping Report on Long-Term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River, BOR Press Release, posted to KBC 12/17/15.
Comments on Plan

*** CDFW Releases Draft Gray Wolf Conservation Plan; comments due Feb. 15, Yreka meeting: Jan. 21, 2016, posted to KBC 12/17/15.

BETC Scandal Highlights Bigger Problems in State Government by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, posted 12/17/15

Revenue Forecast Highlights Good, Bad of Oregon's Economic Recovery, Oregon Rep Gail Whitsett, posted to KBC 12/17/15

Congressman Walden Press Release: Walden releases draft legislation to help solve long-running water problems in Klamath Basin, asks for input from all parties, 12/3/15 (Dam removal is not part of package).

Commissioners oppose Crater Lake Wilderness proposal, H&N 12/2/15

1 Peter :7-10, "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore, be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent prayer love for one another, for," Love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."

Irrigation district reverses course, re-joins Klamath Water Users Association, H&N, posted to KBC 11/29/15. "Board member Grant Knoll, who represents KID’s Zone 3, said he voted to dissolve the district’s relationship with Water Users because his constituents do not agree with the policies Water Users stands for..." 'I’ve polled them, and they want to pull out,' Knoll said."

Swimming upstream: Biologists monitor endangered suckers, H&N, posted to KBC 11/29/15. "...scientists have tagged roughly 30,000 Lost River and shortnose suckers."

A busy week at the Capitol, Oregon Rep Gail Whitsett Legislative Update, posted to KBC 11/2915.

A Choice Between Public Safety and Compassion, Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 11/29/15.

I Corinthians 55-58: "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." Sent by Frank Tallerico, posted 11/18/15.

KID / Klamath Irrigation District leaves (Klamath) water users group, H&N posted to KBC 11/18/15. "Board member Brent Cheyne said KID irrigators pay Water Users about $238,000 per year...“It seems to me that some of the political goals of the Water Users contradicts what we are trying to do,” Bair said...."the money being paid to Water Users should instead be dedicated to paying for the multi-million dollar C Canal flume replacement. The flume delivers irrigation water to roughly 22,000 cropland acres in the Klamath Project."

Environmentalists Cry “Wolf” Over Oregon ESA Delisting, Newsletter by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett November 16, 2015

* Oregon wolves removed from state endangered species list, Oregonian
followed by
* Wolf depredation: No lethal action planned for calf attacks. Wolf OR-25 believed to be perpetrator
, H&N, posted to KBC 11/11/15. "Currently, the maximum penalty for (killing a wolf) is up to a year in jail and a $6,250 fine..."
* Wolf attacks three calves in Klamath County, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/9/15
* KBC News Wolf Page

Comments by KWUA/Klamath Water Users Association to Bureau of Reclamation regarding Environmental Impact Statement for the Draft Long-Term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in Lower Klamath River, posted to KBC 11/11/15

Comments by Werner Hoyt, PE were sent to KBC News in response to the Draft EIS for Long Term Plan to protect adult salmon in the Lower Klamath River, posted to KBC 11/11/15

Philippians 1:9-11 "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God," sent by Frank Tallerico

Oregon Legislative Committees set to meet in November, Rep Gail Whitsett, posted to KBC 11/10/15.
 

Bad Bargaining by the Beholden, by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett 11/10/15

PRESS RELEASE - Tulelake Airport Stakeholder Meetings 11/10/15: "...In particular, some stakeholder groups have expressed concern that construction of an airport fence to control access to the aircraft operations area could adversely affect historic resources and limit public access to areas of historical interest..." KBC TRANSLATION: Japanese do not want the Tulelake airport to have a safety fence to keep animals or anything unsafe off the airstrip because they were relocated to this area during WWII after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The Japanese Americans relocated here would not pledge allegiance to the USA. See Japanese demand for 1000-acre monument page

Further Ethics Reform Still Needed in Salem by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 11/10/15. "Former Governor John Kitzhaber remains the subject of occasional headlines reminding Oregonians of the aftermath of his brief fourth term in office. Nearly eight months after his resignation, news reports make clear state taxpayers are not finished paying for the mistakes of his troubled administration..."

Wolf attacks three calves in Klamath County, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/9/15

Galatians 6:6-8, "Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life," sent by Frank Tallerico 10/20/15

! Important Notice ! Attend hearing at the Siskiyou County courthouse on November 5th at 8:30 AM in Dept.4 for Derek Eimer and Dyton Guilliland, being prosecuted for illegal suction dredging. The Court issued a lengthy Ruling that the State does not have the authority to first pass a law that requires small-scale miners to obtain a State permit, and then pass a second law that forbids the issuance of such permits.

The wrong person (Dennis Lynch) is declared the (dam) 'expert,' by Rex Cozzalio, Hornbrook, CA letter to editor of H&N, posted to KBC 10/30/15. "Mr. Lynch receives no negative consequence for failure of any of his assurances, but tens of thousands of vested residents unrepresented in the KBRA/KHSA who know the unaccountable environmental promises are lies have been and will be those subject to the greatest confiscation and uncompensated loss of environment, lives, and futures."

Reg LeQuieuMallams' use of water didn't short anyone; Project irrigators got the water they were told they would get, H&N commentary by Reg LeQuieu, Klamath County and retired Klamath County Assessor, posted to KBC 10/30/15. "Mallams’ well is over a half mile from the Sycan River and over two miles from the Sprague River...there is no evidence that using his well somehow reduces the flow of the rivers..."

Tom MallamsMallams files for 2016 election, H&N, posted to KBC 10/30/15. Here for Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallam's KBC News webpage

Everyone not part of KBRA process, by Marvin Cantrell, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 10/30/15. "Mrs. Hill stated in her letter that "we" negotiated the settlement agreement because "we" realized it was best for "our farms and our communities." What about the rest of the communities? What about the Upper Klamath Basin? What about Sprague River, Chiloquin, Beatty, BIy and Bonanza? How about the rest of the ranchers and farmers trying to make a living?"

'Game' was rigged to limit participants, H&N letter to the editor by Werner Reschke, Malin 10/25/15, "the game has been rigged by the “stakeholders” (tribes, environmentalists, fishermen, some in agriculture) so they become the winners. The rest of us are the losers: more national debt passed to our children and increased power rates from the destruction of four hydropower dams — the cheapest power source in Pacific Power’s portfolio..."

1 Corinthians 1:18-19, "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to not the understanding of the prudent," sent by Frank Tallerico 10/25/15.

It's really about taking private property through administrative fiat, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, District 28, 10/22/15 Newsletter. "Regardless of media accusations and name calling, it appears that (Klamath County Commissioner) Tom Mallams has remained within his statutory rights..."
NOTE by Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams, "The other additional piece of this puzzle is the relationship between the administrative rule that ties ground water and surface together, and the settlement agreements. The administrative rule is by it's own definition, 'consistent with the settlement agreements.' Also, with lack of legislation moving the settlement agreements forward, this very administrative rule, by its own language goes away. In other words, OWRD is turning well water off under authority of an administrative rule which is dependent on legislation that has not happened, and likely never will. Another government example of "THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE!"


< This government license plate photo was sent to KBC by a KBRA opponent. We thought we'd share

 

 

Massive US Senate Document On National And Global Weather Modification, posted to KBC 10/23/15

Lithium and the Experiment over Oregon, by From the Trenches, posted to KBC 10/23/15. "For three years, up until July 2015 the small towns on the south coast of Oregon: Reedsport, Bandon, Brookings as well as the Klamath Basin and Rogue Valley’s small towns are being used to test lithium and psychoactive compounds on a regular schedule and have been used for such for the last three years. Soil samples are taken and social interviews carried out, and one can assume, medical records which are now computerized, are monitored." HERE for KBC Geoengineering page

Big Government seeks to replace Private Retirement Industry, by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 10/20/15

10/16/15 KBC News question: Where is this lawsuit now? Milestone reached in 2001 (Klamath) water lawsuits. Cases could be decided before 2016, H&N 3/27/15

Walden to push Basin water pact; Congressman to sponsor new version of agreement, H&N 10/15/15. "It will likely include the removal of the four dams that sit on the Klamath River and have been a source of dispute among parties who have not signed on to the water agreement."
Here is an interesting website
> http://www.waldensrecord.com regarding Walden's recent votes.

The West's water rights system is working, by Family Farm Alliance Dan Keppen and Patrick O'Toole, Denver Post, and Klamath Herald and News, posted to KBC 10/15/15. Side by side is a small KBC News collection of efforts made by Dan Keppen, and also letter by Family Farm Alliance, supporting the controversial Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement / KBRA, which effects Klamath Basin water management, private water rights, downsizes agriculture and destroys infrastructure (hydro dams). The KBRA is opposed by our local elected representatives.

Both Whitsetts file for re-election, H&N, posted to KBC 10/15/15

Climate alarmists seek to squash dissent, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 10/15/15

Keep false hope out of the dam issue, H&N letter to editor by Don Maushardt, Klamath Falls, followed by Dam removal expert (Dennis Lynch): Do it in one year, posted to KBC 10/15/15.

Tom Mallams responds to charges, Klamathnews.net, posted to KBC 10/15/15. "Within the notices, we were allowed 60 days to file a Petition for Judicial Review, which by definition is an "instant stay". Their final notice, dated August 25th, which we received on the 28th, gave us until August 31st to comply...The truly sad part of this is that the H&N knew all these facts while they were claiming my wife & I were "stealing water"from our neighbors..."

(Klamath) Tribes receive development grants. Biomass, solar project studies would be funded, H&N, posted to KBC 10/15/15. "A proposal for an inventory and market assessment for a tribal timber and wood biomass resources was awarded $113,832. Another proposal for a pre-development study for two large solar installations was granted $118,500."
HERE for more articles on $ to Tribes

Doug Whitsett

Mallams is right in fight with state, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, guest writer for H&N, posted to KBC 10/11/15. "County Commissioner Tom Mallams should be congratulated for his leadership in opposing the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (OWRD) heavy-handed and arguably unauthorized regulation of irrigation wells, by administrative fiat."
 

Dennis LinthicumKBRA is one more example of a false promise, by Dennis Linthicum, guest writer for H&N, posted to KBC 10/11/15.
"...Dam removal costs alone are near $1 billion.
What are the future basin and river restoration costs? — Unknown
What is the cost for establishing affordable energy options? — Unknown
What are the total costs for financial assistance to property owners, lost jobs and tax revenues? — Unknown
What is the cost for dealing with the release of over 20 million cubic yards of toxic sediment into the Klamath River? — Unknown.."

Mallams: water use allowed during appeal, H&N, guest commentary by Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams, posted to KBC 10/5/15. "Recently, a certain reporter accused me of breaking the law and ignoring water shutoff notices. The law allows all water users, including myself, to challenge an incorrect regulation order and prove that my well does not interfere with earlier priority surface water uses. All regulation orders have been “stayed” while I seek judicial review, allowing water use while the court decides my case.I believe in obeying the laws of the land, and no, I am certainly not above the law. I also believe in the right to protest and challenge unjust laws and regulation including unjust administrative rules."

Mallams to run for second term, Commissioner subject of recall effort, H&N, posted to KBC 10/5/15. "Last week Ilo and Melissa Ferroggiaro (owners of Laughing Lotus Farms, a medical marijuana dispensary) filed a recall petition...Daugherty said recall petitions and petitions to overturn the ban on county marijuana sales will be available to sign...(Mallams) noted those needing medical marijuana will still have access to it at shops within the city of Klamath Falls."

Ephesians 5:15-21 - "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is, do not be drunk with wine, which is dissipation, but filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to on another in the fear of the Lord." Sent from Frank Tallerico 10/5/15

* Valley Forge and Western Montana…by Elaine Willman, Western Ag Reporter, posted to KBC 10/3/15, "I became convinced that the CSKT Compact is a template for federalizing all state waters, implementing communalism and socialism consistent with Agenda 21, and intentionally aligned to spread tribalism as a governing system while eliminating State authority and duty to protect its citizenry."(KBC NOTE: Willman believes Klamath Basin is headed for the same demise as Montana citizens as she has closely watched the federal takeover.)

* VIDEO - Elaine Willman, former director of Tribal Affairs for Hobart, Wisconsin, explains how their tribe chose to turn their reservation into individual allotments, then later the government decided to reestablish their reservation boundaries. She was instrumental in saving the town from tax exempt tribal land acquisitions: Land Jurisdiction in the Village of Hobart, YouTube 6/16/15. Well worth watching if you live in the Klamath Basin.

Romans 5:1-5 - "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have access by faith into the grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Sent by Frank Tallerico

9/27/15 - KBC NOTE: Presently is a huge push by Klamath River Tribal leaders, environmental groups wanting to "rewild" Klamath River Basin, blackmailed farm leaders, and Herald and News newspaper to write their 2 lead U.S. Congressmen to support the controversial Klamath dam-removal "agreements" which promise to downsize agriculture, give land to the Klamath Tribes which they sold when they voted to terminate, 'hope' for a better power rate, and keep the Tribes from completely shutting down Klamath Project irrigation. 

It is most important to write to your representatives NOW:

* Doug LaMalfa
322 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone 202 225 3076
email rep Erin Ryan:
 erin.ryan@mail.house.gov

* Greg Walden
U.S. House of Representatives
2185 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
phone: 202 225 6730
https://walden.house.gov/email-greg/

For letters, opinions, whose who, articles, petitions, polls, documents on the Klamath "agreements", go HERE

Water settlements urgently need champions, H&N, posted to KBC 9/27/15, is one of the media ploys praising the controversial Klamath "agreements'. According to H&N editor Pat Bushey in a later editorial, in addition to the two farmer guest writers was Curt Mullis was a lead employee of US Fish and Wildlife service for the Klamath Basin involved with endangered suckers. In his bio story praising him is Phil Detrich, who "led the development of state and federal regulations and management for Northern spotted owls....Detrich was the Fish and Wildlife representative in the years-long multi-party settlement talks that led to the two-part Klamath Basin deal...that aims to remove four dams on the Klamath River, restore the fishery...Detrich calls the deal a success only on paper, for now. The future will determine if it saves salmon."

Our Public Lands Must Not Go Up in Smoke, by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter posted to kbc 9/27/15. "The scope of the mismanagement of our more than 300 million acres of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) federal lands was once again made evident by the smoke-filled August skies...According to the National Interagency Fire Center, over eight million acres had burned as of the beginning of September... Annual greenhouse gas emissions from wildfires dwarfs our nation’s emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels..."

Will Oregon go to Pot? by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 9/27/15. "Marijuana-related traffic deaths doubled in Colorado, from 47 to 94 per year, between 2009 and 2014. Colorado’s marijuana-related Emergency Room calls have increased since 2009 by more than 10,000 per year..."

From the Archives: Suckers show sign of recovery, H&N, posted to KBC 8/1/07. "(Tribal Chairman Joe Kirk) was disappointed the decision came while the Tribes and other Klamath Basin stakeholders are working to resolve Klamath River issues, including the future of four hydroelectric dams, coastal fisheries and irrigation and tribal needs. 'To have something of this importance dropped on us without consultation while we are trying to settle Basin resource issues is a disservice to everyone,' Kirk said." (KBC Question?? Since irrigators have done numerous conservation and habitat projects to make more suckers for the Tribes who want to restore their sucker fisheries and sucker diet, why aren't they rejoicing? Are there things in the secret settlement that would be affected by thriving suckers?)

2015 Regional CERA Conference Announcement & Registration form Sept 26, 2015, sent by Elaine Willman. "Sessions include Western State River watershed policies, Flawed Fundamentals of Federal Indian Policy, CSKT Water Compact, Federalism, U.S. Supreme Court and other recent rulings update, EPA Treatment Similar to States, Fee-to-Trust Land - Litigation & Regulations, Spreading tribalism across the US, Rogue Federal Agencies: EPA, BIA, USFW, BLM, DOI & Others"

California Congressman Doug LaMalfa expresses concerns with KBRA at townhall in Tulelake, by KBC News 9/19/15. "How can I support something that's morally wrong?" asked LaMalfa."

Revealing the Puppetmasters of Oregon's Environmental Policy, Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 9/19/15.

KBRA has always been a fraud,  Pie N Politics by Liz Bowen, posted to KBC 9/19/15

Yurok Tribe pulls out of Klamath River agreement, The Triplicate, posted to KBC 9/19/15. KBC NOTE: Environmental activist/current Karuk Tribe spokesman, has stated to a meeting of all the tribes and environmental groups in this video, "we worked with the Klamath Project irrigators, the enemies of the tribes since those guys showed up; we did work out a water sharing agreement. ...We did not solve all the problems in the Klamath Basin with these agreements. We did not get rid of all the farmers, we did not rebuild all the wetlands, but we do pull off the biggest dam removal in the history of the world...and if we're still gonna deal with water quality issues at Keno, at the end of the day, I can guarantee the Karuk Tribe and Craig Tucker will be in the front seat dealing with that next." (KBC NOTE: that refers to destroying the Keno Dam, which provides water to the Klamath Project irrigators).

Federal court strikes down some D.C. gun laws as unconstitutional, Fox News, posted to KBC 9/19/15

Pioneer Day at the Tulelake Honker Sept 12, fairtime by the high school 10 a.m. until after the parade. Tulelake pioneers, friends and neighbors are welcome!

Klamath Water Users executive director resigns; Greg Addington's last day will be Dec. 15, H&N, posted to KBC 9/12/15. "KWUA deputy director Matt Vickery is also resigning." "Addington and a coalition of KBRA stakeholders are in Washington, D.C., this week to pitch to federal officials the stability they believe a settlement could bring to the Basin farming and tribal communities. Stakeholders are banking on the settlements winning congressional approval before the new year."

Tulelake Monument Honors Homesteaders, H&N 9/11/15.

COMMENTS DUE September 4! Draft (Groundwater) Basin Boundary Regulations Released by Department of Water Resources, posted to KBC 8/21/15.

KWAPA public meeting 9/1/15

Klamath Water issues by Erika Bentson, resident Klamath County, Western Ag Reporter:
* Klamath Agreement in Principle: A Redistribution of wealth, rights, & water 1/9/14
* Klamath Basin Water . . . Situation Update 3/17/14
* Klamath Upper Basin Proposed Settlement 3/20/14
* Klamath Basin Water . . . Time for soul searching
, 3/27/14.
*
Klamath Water: Tribes approve Agreement in close vote 4/17/1
* Klamath Water: Drought wells denied part 1 and 2, 4/10/14 and 4/17/14
*
Upper Klamath Basin Agreement signed, despite tribal protest, 4/24/14
*
Klamath Water:  Fish vs. Frogs 5/15/14
* Klamath Water:  Project farms to call upper basin water 5/29/14

*
Klamath Water:  Some ranchers backing out of Agreement 7/3/14
* Klamath Water: City under siege 8/7/14


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CERA presents Gov't Overreach Conference in Riverton, WY 6/5/14 "CERA makes very clear distinctions between respect for all cultures . . . .  We address government decisions that impact tribal and local non-tribal residents when such federal, state, local or tribal decisions extend tribal government jurisdiction beyond their limited authority to self-govern their enrolled members and Indian trust lands."

 

For August 2015 chronological news, see Archive 159
For Main Archive Page go HERE.
 

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Before the Klamath Project was built, there were up to 30 feet of water where my farm is now. It was a navigable lake.
   
Why can't we have 2 feet of water for our crops, when all the rest we pump uphill out of our closed basin into the Klamath River? The river often
went dry in the fall before the Project was built.


 

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