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Archive 136 - September 2013
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Video and Transcripts - FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: Water Resource Issues in the Klamath River Basin  before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, SH-216 Senate Hart Building 6/20/13.


10/2/13 - The following response is regarding the NEW Klamath Task Force article written by Lee Juillerat from Herald and News 10/1/13:
"Siskiyou and Klamath County working together on common issues is not in any way an effort to hinder Senator Wyden’s task force from achieving a comprehensive settlement on water issues plaguing the Klamath Basin. The exact opposite is true! I believe both Counties desire to work in concert supporting a viable comprehensive water settlement for the entire Klamath Basin. I have and always will advocate for this elusive viable settlement that is absolutely critical for our economy.  I truly appreciate Senator Wyden’s efforts and look forward to actively supporting a community supported solution. Working together as duly elected officials, both here locally and in Washington D. C. toward common, achievable goals, is always the desired direction. I continue to value the relationships built up over the years with our many local, state and federal partners in office."
Tom Mallams
Klamath County Commissioner

KBC Photo. NEW KLAMATH TASK FORCE being created by Klamath County Commissioners and Siskiyou County Supervisors. 10/1/13 - KBC editor Note: I attended this joint public meeting of Klamath County Commissioners and Siskiyou County Supervisors. The focus was on common sense solutions to the basin's water, power and natural resource problems. Pages of well-documented solutions, and also alternatives to dam removal, compiled by three counties, were presented to the supervisors and commissioners. Klamath commissioner Tom Mallams expressed hope that Oregon Senator Wyden's task force would include these elected officials (many felt Wyden denied them a place at the table because they oppose Klamath hydro dam removal) to work with Wyden's group in forming solutions in a transparent process. This meeting of elected county representatives was proactive and intent on working together on their new public-supported task force where the public, tax payers and rate payers, will have a voice.

Klamath Basin water: (Klamath and Siskiyou counties) United against dam removal, H&N 9/30/13.

HEADLINES - Dorris Calif:  KBRA / KHSA alternatives joint meeting Sept 30, 2013 - Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors Joint public meeting with Klamath County Commissioners regarding Oregon Senator Wyden's Task Force, Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, and discuss alternatives to Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement to address water supply reliability for the Upper Basin, posted to KBC 9/27/13. 

Modoc County votes to withdraw from California; Supervisors plan to create a new state, not through illegal secession, H&N, posted to KBC 9/27/13.



Columbia and Klamath River Dam Facts, Senator Doug Whitsett 9/27/13. "...Advocates have long stated that the dams must come out in order to reestablish previous salmon numbers. Yet 2012 saw one of the largest, if not the largest Chinook salmon run ever recorded on the Klamath River. This year, salmon numbers are shaping up to surpass that record. The dams are still in the River and the water quality in the River has not changed. .."

CBB 9/27/13: Columbia River Sub-Basin Study Suggests Dams Buffer Region From Climate Change Impacts, Most Fall Chinook At Mouth Of Columbia Since 1940s, Over A Million Fish Spurring Record Fall Chinook Catch Rates; Tribes See Best Zone 6 Harvest Back To 1938, more...

Modoc County joins Siskiyou County in voting to secede from California, The Oregonian 9/24/13
Modoc County joins Siskiyou in state of Jefferson bid for secession, Redding Record Searchlight 9/24/13.
Northern California County (Siskiyou) Board Votes For Secession From State, San Francisco CBS 9/4/13
More on State of Jefferson: http://jeffersondeclaration.net/

Modoc Co. Supervisors will vote on withdrawal from California Sept. 24, posted 9/23/13.

Secession vote has lawmaker’s support. Congressman praises board in Siskiyou County for action, H&N, posted to KBC 9/22/13

Oregon government spending addiction, Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 9/22/13

Genetically modified crops included in budget deal, H&N, posted to KBC 9/20/13

Tulelake Irrigation District well water pumped Sept 12-19
TID well water levels 9/19/13

Philippians 4:4-7  "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Sent by Frank Tallerico for 9/22/13.

The task at hand; Task force tackles Basin water issues, H&N 9/20/13

VIDEO - KBRA-KHSA Governors Task Force Meeting at OIT in Klamath Falls 9/19/13.
The editor put public comments (including Rex Cozzalio, Dennis Linthicum, Bob Davis, Richard Marshall, John Menke, Allen Ehr and others) at the beginning of the film, which
were actually last. Videographer captured the officials and KBRA proponents visiting while the public gave input to this committee of mostly environmentalgroups, Indians and government agencies, and two ranchers from Oregon. Decisions made by this selected committee could mean life or death to concerned resource users and their communities. Mr. Ehr tells of deaths from dam removal in Oregon from the same toxic sediment as found behind Klamath River dams.

Video and Transcripts - FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: Water Resource Issues in the Klamath River Basin  before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, SH-216 Senate Hart Building 6/20/13.

KLAMATH BASIN TASK FORCE MEETING: Water, power, KBRA costs on the table; Final session for task force Thursday at OIT , H&N 9/17/13. "task force’s final meeting...will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Mazama Room."

Mallams: Ethics complaint was for harassment. Commission determines there was no merit to ethics violation claim about county proclamation, H&N, posted to KBC  9/17/13

Latest news of President Obama - Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition, Washington Examiner 9/17/13

Klamath County Commissioner Mallams will speak around 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on 1450 AM radio Wednesday morning.

Lamentations 3:22-24 -  "Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore, I hope in Him." Sent by Frank Tallerico for the week of September 8th.

9/9/13 - Klamath Irrigation District filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission against Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams. Mallams responds, "...This effort is an obvious vain attempt to harass me, as an elected official, trying to defame and slander me personally for pure political motives..."
All related documents are attached to link above.

Tulelake Irrigation District public board meeting agenda for 9/9/13

Oregon Rep. Gail Whitsett appointed to Special Committee on University Governance and Operations, posted to KBC 9/9/13

California Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Review, posted to KBC 9/9/13.

1st 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 undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Sent by Frank Tallerico 9/1/13.

On September 3rd The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will be voting on: “Declaration to the California State Legislature supporting the withdrawal of Siskiyou County from the State of California”  www.JeffersonDeclaration.net

KWAPA / KWUA Combined Agenda 9/3/13

Spotted Frog Protection; Endangered listing could have impact on Basin; some say ruling would be positive; others disagree, H&N, posted to KBC 9/1/13. "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday a one-year period to assess whether to designate the Oregon spotted frog as threatened, and whether 68,192 acres and 23 stream miles should be listed as critical habitat throughout Washington and Oregon."

There’s enough wilderness now, by Bob Boring, H&N, posted to KBC 9/1/13.


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