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Archive 137 - October 2013
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PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED, An Emergency Planning Guide by Major Michael G. Carter, U.S. Army (ret), posted to KBC 10/6/13. Michael is a retired Los Angeles Police Officer and also a retired Army Major. He has significant experience in staff planning and have emergency management training from the military and the California Specialized Training Institute."

PRESS RELEASE: (U.S. Congressman) LaMalfa Supports Package of Measures to Support Veterans, End Backlog, 10/30/13

VIDEO RELEASE: Greg Walden questions HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius about testing problems, rate hikes associated with health law, 10/30/13

PRESS RELEASE: Reclamation Announces the Selection of (Klamath Falls Area Manager) Jason Phillips as Deputy Regional Director for the Mid-Pacific Region, BOR 10/30/13

"Affordable" Care Act and "Cover Oregon,"  by Senator Doug Whitsett 10/30/13

Psalm 33:18-19 "Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord, He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us just as we hope in You." 10/27/13 sent by Frank Tallerico

Rough water year ending, Irrigation stops for 2013, but concerns continue; 350 water users shut off, H&N, posted to KBC 10/22/13

Timber industry sues to lift shutdown ban, H&N, posted to KBC 10/22/13

10/20/13 - Timothy 6:6-10: "Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For you brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Sent by Frank Tallerico.

A new method against genetically modified salmon: Get retailers to refuse to sell it, Washington Post 10/18/13. KBC NOTE: Obama bailed this GM salmon company, made Monsanto attorney his FDA food czar, created Monsanto Protection Act, and his administration stated they want the Klamath Hydroelectric dams to be destroyed, which destroys the Klamath fish hatcheries producing millions of salmon, claiming to want only "wild salmon" in the rivers for health reasons....? HERE for Frankenfish table of contents.

(Klamath) Task Force back online, resumes operation with government; next meeting date not yet determined, H&N 10/18/13. (Klamath and Siskiyou Counties are not at the table, and are not in agreement, with the KBRA dam removal agreements).

Oregon's K-12 public education by Senator Doug Whitsett 10/18/13

An alternative Klamath Task Force, interview by Jefferson Public Radio with Tom Mallams, Klamath County Commissioner, posted 10/10/13.

Feds own 34 million acres of Oregon, Senator Doug Whitsett 10/10/13

Cattle were not turned loose, but managed on wildlife refuge by Dave Danforth, Fort Klamath, followed by Drought year led to bending rules for grazing by Quinn Read, Oregon Wild environmental attorney, 10/10/13. KBC NOTE: Read's spin is mostly untrue. The Tule Lake wildlife refuge was quite full this summer. Lower Klamath, as acknowledged by Refuge Manager Ron Cole, was without water because of the high power costs that are borne by leaseland farmers, with over 2000% higher power rate. Tule Lake refuge was in a closed basin, but presently irrigators must pump uphill the water through a mountain and into Lower Klamath Refuge, then to Klamath River, at their own expense. Historically this water remained in Tule Lake.

Secession brews in the ‘State of Jefferson, Sac Bee 10/10/13.

Government shutdown forces (Wyden's Klamath taskforce) group to delay, 10/8/13.  "...they have been negotiating a water settlement under a confidentiality agreement..."  KBC NOTE: No elected county officials from Klamath or Siskiyou are at the table of this Klamath task force dam-removal agreement. Klamath and Siskiyou Counties are forming a task force based on the will and solutions of their constituents in a transparent process.

CrissCounty Supervisor (Brandon Criss) has hands full with regional issues; Criss took office in January, defeating incumbent Jim Cook, H&N, posted to KBC 10/6/13

10/6/13 - Psalm 36:7-9 "How precious is Your loving kindness, O God!  Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life: In Your light we see light."

EPA Wetlands Guidance Regulations, Nov 6 Comment Deadline, ALRA, posted 10/16/13

Group files suit to stop barred owl shooting, H&N 10/3/13

Special Report: EPA Study Could Be Used To Expand Reach of Law Over Waters, Bloomberg BNA 10/2/13 "Federal regulators may be able to assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over more waters and wetlands than are now protected on the basis of a draft scientific study that links all streams and certain wetlands with larger, downstream navigable waters, attorneys and policy analysts say."

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.


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