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Archive 129 - February 2013
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Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial "Farmer"  "And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody..."

PRESS RELEASE: Klamath County Commissioners vote to withdraw from KBRA/KHSA, KCC 2/27/13

2/27/13 - VIDEO of Klamath County Commissioners weekly meetings.  February 12 was the meeting where 70 people spoke for and against county support of the KBRA. February 26 the commissioners voted against supporting the KBRA and explained their reasons. 

<p>Klamath County Commissioners decided Tuesday to withdraw from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.</p>County withdraws from KBRA; Commissioners voice concerns over impact on Klamath’s economy, H&N 2/27/13

Oregon U.S. Representative Greg Walden District 2, 2/27/13

Klamath County to withdraw from KBRA, H&N 2/26/13

TID Public Meeting on Groundwater Management Plan 2/27/13  HERE for PLAN

Psalm 91:1-2: "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; in Him I will trust.' " sent by Frank Tallerico. He also sent KBC News a story he thought our readers might enjoy HERE.

Klamath Falls - Biologists, Reclamation clash over jobs, H&N, posted to KBC 2/25/13. "The complaint focuses on two scientific issues: (1) the discovery of greater-than-anticipated numbers of endangered sucker in Lake Ewauna, and (2) a life-cycle model of threatened coho salmon, with preliminary results indicating that tributary flows are more important than the main Klamath River, whose flows are managed by Reclamation."
HERE for Scientific Misconduct Page, including whistleblowers whose science does not justify federal agencys' agendas of acquiring more land and water from private land and water rights, or destroying hydroelectric dams.

Environmental groups abuse ESA, Hastings says, Capital Press 2/25/13

A Letter to The Wall Street Journal by Jim Beers, No sucker like an urban sucker 2/25/13, regarding The Nature Conservancy, easements and land conservancies.

Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett - Oregon must cap growth of state spending, H&N 2/24/13

Board postpones KBRA decision, H&N 2/20/13. "Klamath County Commissioners postponed making any decisions on the board’s stance on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement until at least next week. The KBRA was on the agenda of the commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday, but given the 600-some emails and letters the board received last week, the commissioners said they needed more time to review."
Bellet talks thin line on KBRA, H&N 2/20/13

Oregon Representative Gail Whitsett Legislative Update, posted to KBC 2/20/13.

Oregon's green energy frenzy vs. free market principles, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter, posted to KBC 2/20/13.

Representing Klamath Basin, Senator Whitsett looks for water user solutions, H&N 2/20/13

KWAPA - Snow a welcome sign for irrigators, H&N 2/20/13. Includes groundwater and demand management programs.

Romans 5:1-5 "Therefore, having been been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this 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 from Frank Tallerico

* Klamath sucker public meeting 2/20/13, comments due 3/28/13. "In December, Fish and Wildlife issued a final rule designating critical habitat for Lost River and shortnose suckers. It included about 282 miles of streams and 241,438 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon's Klamath and Lake counties and California's Modoc County...the agency will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at its office at 1936 California Ave., Klamath Falls, Ore., to give an overview of the plan and answer questions."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, posted to KBC 2/18/13: agricultural equipment rule, fees from state water board, hearing on fracking.

Public Comments on KBRA until 5 p.m. Friday Feb 15.

KBRA divide floods commissioners, H&N 2/13/13. “In my opinion you, the Klamath County commissioners, were elected in part because of your stance against the KBRA, and the previous commissioners were voted out in part because of their pro-KBRA views...the agreements ... happened in a closed-door process that give no guarantees for water or power rates."

February 27, 2013 Tulelake Irrigation District's groundwater management plan public meeting #3.
Tulelake Irrigation District groundwater management draft plan February 2013

First issue of Oregon Representative Gail Whitsett’s e-newsletter 2/13/13. "The 77th Legislative Session began with committee meetings on Monday Feb 4th in the capitol. My committee assignments are: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Energy & Environment and Human Services & Housing

Resolution on the Board of Supervisors of the County of Siskiyou in support of the second amendment and the right of the people to keep and bear arms, 2/12/13.

As part of an “all of the above” energy strategy, Greg Walden supports bipartisan hydropower bill - 2/13/13

KBRA revisited by NEW Klamath County Commissioners: On Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 AM. 3 new commissioners were voted in, all opposing the KBRA. They are giving the public an opportunity to voice their opinion on their participation in the KBRA.

Tulelake Irrigation Public Meeting Agenda for Monday Feb. 11 at noon.

Bible verse for the week of February 10: Psalm 90:13-17: "Return O Lord! How Long? And have compassion on Your servants.  Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all of our days!  Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us. The years in which we have seen evil. Let Your work appear to Your servants, and Your glory to their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon on us, and establish the work of our hands for us, Yes, establish the work of our hands." Sent from Frank Tallerico, "With everything that has been going on in our region of the last few years, the Lord has put these verses on my heart."

Commissioners plan to tackle KBRA issues, board set a public comment period for Tuesday morning, 2/10/13

Oregon timber harvest on Oregon's federally owned lands, newsletter by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 2/10/13.

Oregonians need to know the facts behind marijuana use, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 2/10/13.

Klamath Water and Power Agency / KWAPA Public Meeting Agenda for Feb. 5, 2013

Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial "Farmer"  "And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody..."

Surprise Valley - Clinton Romesha Medal of Honor, H&N, posted to KBC 2/4/13

Modoc, Siskiyou unemployment up, H&N, posted to KBC 1/4/13. "The Siskiyou rate, which was 12.7 percent in October, jumped from 14.2 percent in November to 15.9 percent in December. The Modoc rate rose from 12.9 percent in November to 14.4 percent in December."

As AquAdvantage salmon nears FDA approval, this genetically engineered fish is likely to show up on your plate and you may not even know it.Frankenfish: Genetically engineered salmon close to FDA approval, Washington Times, posted to KBC 2/4/13. KBC NOTE: Obama administration bailed out Aquabounty, maker of Frankenfish. Monsanto is huge Obama contributor. Obama food czar is Monsanto attorney. GE salmon will not have to be labeled as such. FDA claims that Frankenfish are safe for humans and for the environment. Our Department of the Interior has fired, or ended scientific tasks, of Klamath scientists including ethics officer because they presented science that does not back Klamath Dam removal which is the Obama agenda along with destroying hatcheries that produce millions of salmon. The stated reason for Klamath dam removal is, the salmon MUST not be hatched in a fish hatchery, even though their genetics are identical to those hatched outside a hatchery, or it will harm humans and the environment. See Frankenfish Page

< Byrne takes over leadership of Modoc board, H&N, posted to KBC 2/4/13

U.S. Court of Appeals: Obama violated Constitution  H&N, posted to KBC 2/4/13

Second Amendment is not about hunting, H&N letter to editor by Steve Rapalyea, posted to KBC 2/4/13. HERE for KBC Gun Page

Interior secretary leaving post, Ken Salazar stepping down in March, H&N, posted to KBC 2/4/13. “ 'We had high hopes for (Salazar), with his (agriculture) background, but that didn’t happen . He decided to turn away from the citizens and toward environmental organizations,' Mallams said....Lucero said everything will continue to move forward, including the KBRA. The Interior department has funded studies related to the KBRA and the agreement stipulates the secretary of the interior is to determine whether removal of the Klamath River dams is feasible and in the public interest. Salazar was waiting for congressional approval before making a final determination." KBC NOTE: According to Klamath whistleblower and Federal Ethics Officer Dr. Paul Houser, Interior has already determined that the Klamath hydroelectric dams are to be destroyed, Houser was fired when he brought up concerns over the "science" hired by Interior, so he was fired. When 7 Klamath fisheries scientists presented science conflicting with Interiors, they were also terminated.

Oregon Senate Bills SB 196, 199, 200, NGO's agreements with State Parks and water right acquisitions, 2/1/13.

Calif Senator Ted Gaines newsletter: redistricting, fire tax, committee assignments 2/1/13

Wake Up America, opinion submitted by Nita Still, Montague 2/1/13
HERE for KBC Agenda 21 Page

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