Klamath Suckers - Stand up to demand integrity of government, H&N by John Kite, Keno, posted to KBC 4/29/13. "Let’s review the projects USFW has been involved with the past 20 years: The Chiloquin Dam has been removed — the number one priority. Thousands of acres of farmland in the Williamson River Delta have been taken out of production.Artificial Klamath Lake levels have been established resulting in the cut off of irrigation water to farmers in 2001.A multi-million dollar screening system was installed on the A Canal. All this has been done by the USFW’s own admission; it has been a failure. Now, USFW is proposing to spend $135 million over the next decade."
CFBF - California Farm Bureau
Federation Friday Governmental and Legislative Review, posted to KBC
4/29/13. Junk dealers, booze tastings, fire prevention fee,
hydroelectric = renewable, overtime, minimum wage, clean water, flood
protection, milk, semitrailers, ag vehicles...
We Can See Where This
Is Going, Families Protecting the Valley 4/29/13. CENTRAL VALLEY - "Farmers
don't have to believe in conspiracy theories. History is their reality.
They've seen Lucy pull the football away at the last minute too many times."
cost: $135M, H&N, posted to KBC 4/26/13
Revised Recovery Plan for Lost River and Short Nose Suckers, posted to
Revised Recovery Plan for Lost River and Short Nose Suckers, posted to
One public comment
to the Sucker Plan by a KBC Editor, posted to KBC 4/26/13. "...Now you have decided you want a certain number of fish at
certain ages to live in this former meadow /man-made reservoir
so you can deny irrigators use of that water and create road use
and grazing regulations, and control ground water use. .."
Final TID groundwater
management plan April 2013. Formal protests must be before end of
meeting April 25th. HERE
for meeting information
Oregon Rep Gail Whitsett
Legislative Update, posted to KBC 4/21/13: Oregon National Popular Vote
Bill, texting while driving $2000, Sustainable award-winning 90-year-old
Rough and Ready Lumber shut down by environmental activist community, meth
houses, and list of bills.
4/21/13 - Hebrews 1:1-4 God, who at
various times, and in various ways, spoke in time past to the fathers by the
prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has
appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds, who
being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and
upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged
our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become
so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more
excellent name than they. Sent by Frank Tallerico
CFBF Friday Legislative Review
4/19/13: would acknowledge hydroelectric generated electricity as
renewable energy, end partial sales tax exemption for agricultural fuel,
grant Calif. Coastal Commission administrative fine authority, eliminate
cash purchases of metal, spotted owl and ESA, require state institutions to
buy Calif products, animal cruelty evidence, metal theft, familial status.
CFBF / California Farm Bureau
Federation Friday Legislative Review, 4/12/13: Repeal Fire Prevention
Fee (tax) on homeowners, water quality issues, measure to change makeup of
irrigation district boards, livestock trailer length, extending sunset for
allowing incidental take for farming and ranching under California ESA,
metal theft Task Force, requiring nonlethal procedures for removing mountain
lions posing imminent threat, a bill would require employers to compensate
employees at their piece-rate compensation rate during any breaks mandated
by law or regulations.
Oregon legislative Update
by Rep Gail Whitsett, District 56 4/12/13.
by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett 4/11/13
weigh in on federal study that opts for the removal of Klamath River dams,
H&N 4/14/13, Followed by:
Environmental impacts and habitat recovery
Historical basis for removal
KBC NOTE: Included in the H&N article are with many quotes by
Glen Spain, PCFFA regional
director and Eugene Attorney, who has sued to shut down Klamath River
suction dredge mining, Scott and Shasta Valley irrigation, against Klamath
Irrigators in the takings case, petitioned against Klamath irrigators
getting affordable power rate, and litigated against Klamath Basin water
quality. Spain does not mention the 20 million cubic yards of sediment that
will be washed down the river when the dams are demolished, obliterating
salmon habitat and flood control.
series of harmonious partnerships in Klamath Basin surface in lieu of KBRA,
H&N 4/4/13. Features Klamath Water Users Association,
The Nature Conservancy, Klamath Tribes, in partnership with
Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust, Klamath Soil and Water Conservation
District, Sustainable NW,
UKWUA, NRCS, and
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
HERE for controversial KBRA page.
PCFFA Glen Spain ANALYSIS OF
“Outline of Objections to the Klamath Basin
Restoration and Hydroelectric Settlement
Agreements.” Spain explains why
environmental NGO's and Tribes should support
the dam removal and ag-downsizing 'agreements',
posted to KBC 2/20/10, 12/4/10. (KBC NOTE:
PCFFA/Glen Spain, an author of the KBRA, has
sued against the Klamath Project retaining
an affordable power rate, and are suing Project
Irrigators claim to be compensated for their
deeded water that was withheld by the US
* "The primary
“guarantee” the Project irrigators will get
under the KBRA is the guarantee that in dry
years they will
much less water from the river than before --
and the fish will therefore get that much more.
* “...guaranteed increase” in the volume of
water for lower river salmon and endangered lake
fish of between 130,000 and 230,000 additional
acre-feet which would kick in immediately."
* "...KBRA leaves the ESA alive and well."
* "...short-term and long-term measures
including: “conservation easements, forbearance
agreements, conjunctive use programs, efficiency
measures, land acquisitions, water acquisitions,
groundwater development, groundwater substation,
other voluntary transactions, water storage, and
any other applicable measures.”
* agriculture "..permanently giving up as much
as 130,000 acre-feet of current legally held
water rights) that the Project and non-Project
irrigators are surrendering."
dry water year: conserve, H&N, posted to KBC 4/14/13
Roy Stern, formerly from Tulelake, died 4/9/13. "He
was most proud of his accomplishment being the crew chief of the SIXCAT Race
plane, which if it wins this year will set the record for most wins at the
Reno National Air Races. He rebuilt that plane from an AT–6 crop duster into
the race plane for Macy’s."
Psalm 62:5-8 My soul, wait silently for God
alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation,
He is my defense. In God is my salvation and my glory, the rock of my
strength, and my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your heart before Him, God is a refuge for us. Sent by Frank
Management Plan last public hearing April 25, 2013, 10 a.m. Fire Hall.
"At any time prior to the conclusion of the April 25 hearing, any
landowner within TID may file a protest to the adoption of the Plan in
accordance with California Water Code..."
TID well water levels, posted to KBC
Obama's budget, completed April
2013. Includes billions of $ tax increases and fees on resource users.
Page 107 explains use of billions of $ of new expenditures acquiring and
preserving more land. Billions of new spending on foreign countries.
Tulelake refuges are not allowed to continue to feed songbirds at the
visitor center to save money.
releasing personal details on farmers, Fox News, posted to KBC 4/9/13
Tulelake Irrigation District monthly public
board meeting 4/8/13
KWAPA special public meeting 4/9/13
Erika DuVal's lost calf,
by Erika DuVal, young mother and cattle rancher 4/7/13. "...This morning
I had seen a coyote near the herd so the searching for him took on an extra
level of urgency...That parable took on new meaning tonight as I was out in
the cold wind looking for a lost calf..."
anti-gun bills by Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 4/7/13. "The
disarming of state legislators and their staffs is the last thing that I
wish to see. In my opinion, gun free areas might as well be advertised as
potential killing zones....(Prozanski's)
bill would require any person applying for a concealed handgun license to
first-pass a live-fire test at a firing range. The test would require
accuracy while repeatedly firing up to twenty shots in 60 seconds or less.This
would certainly be difficult to achieve using a handgun, such as a revolver,
that only holds six rounds of ammunition. One would have to reload the
weapon three times in order to fire twenty rounds in a minute or less."
Hebrews 4:13-16, Our Compassionate
High Priest: "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all
things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do
not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in
all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, come
boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to
help in times of need." Sent by Frank Tallerico 4/6/13.
Water Users Association April Newsletter,
Dams, Save the Salmon 4/6/13
Ridin' Point - Water Meetings, Siskiyou County Spotted Owl Lawsuit, & Economic Impacts, Siskiyou Daily News Column by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 4/6/13
tells feds to study owls before selling timber, Capital Press, posted to
KBC 4/6/13. “Arguably, this means every timber sale in the Northwest
Forest Plan area has to have an EIS...The EIS will likely come to the same
conclusions, but will delay the timber project by up to a year and use up
agency resources...That seems wasteful and unnecessary.”
Land Added to
Petroglyph Point Unit of Lava Beds National Monument,
Lava Beds Press Release 4/6/13. (KBC NOTE: a few years ago Lava Beds
goal was to acquire more land and develop a visitor center in the south end
of the wild tranquil Petroglyph Point. We have not heard what their final
decision is regarding this development.)
KBC Note: 2 days
ago at Tulelake Fish and Wildlife Refuge headquarters, I was informed that
because of The Sequester, they no longer have money to feed birdseed to
attract the birds at the visitor center, and no one is allowed to donate
want $18 million back from timber counties, posted to KBC 4/6/13,
Huffington Post. "Thirty-one
members of the House this week sent a letter to the Obama administration
protesting demands that they return $17.9 million in revenues that pay for
schools, roads, search and rescue operations in rural counties as well as
for conservation projects."
Interior EIS recommends removal of Klamath River Dams; Congressional
approval required, 4/5/13. KBC NOTE:
After 7 Klamath fish scientists were
censored and coerced, the top federal ethics scientist was fired by his
boss (who worked for Dept of Interior who was in a KBRA environmentalist
stakeholder group,) and after booting out any group from the KBRA
"stakeholders" that opposed Klamath dam removal or giving land to the tribes
that they sold, the remaining KBRA stakeholders and scientists
eagerly support the plan to destroy dams, downsize agriculture, plant
endangered fish in the warm shallow Klamath Lake, and ignore the will of the
constituents......Our tax dollars, inflated water bills and power rates at
California Farm Bureau Federation
Friday Legislative Review 4/5/13. Bills: bobcat trapping, mandates for
buying Calif. agricultural products, Agricultural Labor Relations Act,
Immigration Reform, familial status, sweeping power to Calif Coastal
Commission, hydroelectric as renewable energy, funding agricultural air
quality improvement programs.
Oregon Gun Bills
Hearing April 5th, Rep Gail Whitsett 4/4/13. Call/Write/Email