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Archive 138 - November 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!

Klamath water task force to hold final meeting Tuesday December 3, H&N 11/28/13 Here for Task Force webpage

Rep Gail Whitsett files for second term, H&N 11/28/13  KBC's Rep Gail Whitsett webpage

ACTION ALERT - Another Big Green power player moves up in Obama's Washington, Washington Examiner, posted to KBC 11/27/13. "Those two large agencies have a track record of appalling behavior that ranges from massively coercing private property away from thousands of owners, to faking science for new regulations, to cozy sue-and-settle lawsuits with not-so-former green group colleagues." "Urgent: Call Your Senators Today To Stop Rhea Sun Suh Green Grab!"

Psalm 38:17-22:  "For I am ready to fall and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare my inequity; I will be in anguish for my sin. But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongly have multiplied. Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good. Do not forsake me O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation." Sent from Frank Tallerico

State lawmakers confer in three-day session; Gail Whitsett in favor of independent OIT board. U.S. Rep Greg Walden addresses water quality rules. Klamath Tribes chairman Don Gentry visits White House, H&N 11/22/13. “President Obama has committed to following through with obligations to tribes and to honor treaties,” Gentry said. During the conference, Gentry spoke about the Mazama Forest acquisition at an economic tribal development breakout session. He said the session was an opportunity to open a dialogue about generating support and finding administrative consultants for the 90,000-acre acquisition, which is part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement signed in 2010."

Crater Lake water crisis. Crater Lake faces significant cutbacks. Yearly budget trimmed by $150,000. Water quality worries, H&N, posted to KBC 11/23/13. "Because the park has a low priority among water users — it ranks 28th — calls for water last summer by the Klamath Tribes, which have priority water rights, created concerns the park might have to close. Ackerman said trucking water to the park was not feasible because it would have cost $900,000 a month."

Klamath County Water Crisis by Heather Smith Thomas, Western Montana Water Rights, posted to KBC 11/23/13. "One of the most devastating government “takings” in the history of the U.S. is in progress in Klamath County, Oregon.  This movement to get farmers and ranchers off their privately owned lands has been brewing for many years but came to a head after a sequence of events this spring and summer shut off long-time water rights and deprived landowners of their ability to irrigate or water their livestock."

Hatchery Salmon - Progress seen in Hood River's spring chinook run; Starting to build a self-sustaining program, H&N, posted to KBC 11/23/13. "Beginning in the early 1990s, the tribes and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife started stocking the river with hatchery bred spring chinook, taken from Deschutes River stocks, to try to resurrect the wild run. Under the “supplementation” approach, when the hatchery fish return to the river, they’re allowed onto wild spawning grounds. When their offspring return, they’re counted as wild....We’re looking for a middle ground, where we can have both fish and farmers.”

Salvage logging planned on Oregon fire site. Miami Herald 11/21/13

11/16/13 * VIDEO Know Your Rights, United Nations Agenda 21, filmed by Kevin Goodrich. Michael Shaw was the keynote speaker in Klamath Falls on November 16th. Shaw took us through the history of Agenda 21 being forced into every gov't agency and into our lives, back to President Bush Sr. and President Clinton.  Policies include "sustainable development', world trade, training children to dislike private property and American values rather than global values, regulate resources and resource users, make wildlands inhabitable, monitor and control every person.... Klamath Basin is scheduled to be wildlands, which he illustrated on the wildlands official map. Local gov't will become controlled by unelected Council of Governments/ CODs, to prepare regional plans and set regional policy. There are 10,000 NGO's/non-governmental organizations, which are unelected special interests who are recipients of government funds. It's about reducing the rural population, abortion, wildlands project, wars, collapse economy. He explained how Agenda 21 effects Klamath Basin. 2 Klamath County commissioners and a state senator, along with more than 200 local citizens, attended the afternoon seminar, many who have had their water shut off in the Klamath Basin, and who have threats that their hydroelectric dams will be destroyed and surface and groundwater denied, forest roads closed, endangered species supreme, mining and logging banned. Goodrich is preparing videos of the other 3 speakers and Q&A to share with you on YouTube--thank you Kevin!

Obamacare drives up health care cost, by Stephen Rapalyea, Chiloquin, H&N, posted to KBC 11/18/13

Psalm 34:4-7:  I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

(Tulelake's) Batkid to the rescue
Batkid leaves people all a'Twitter,
Back to normal life for Batkid?

printed in Herald and News 11/16&17, 2013.

How the federal government, through Obamacare and destroying the resource use of timber, has effected his and his family's lives, letter from Mark Johnson to Oregon State Representative Dennis Richardson 11/15/13

Slow start to salmon spawn; Trinity runoff stabilized river, fish kill averted, H&N, posted to KBC 11/17/13. "The average Klamath River salmon run is 122,000...Scientists predict the 2013 run could be as large as 272,000...Winter storms this year filled the mouth of the Klamath River with silt and kept fish from entering the river, she said. The added sediment also created sandbars along the mouth, which allowed more sport fishing and increased ocean harvests. 'Around Labor Day weekend there were probably about 1,000 people fishing down there,' "

Hunting improves on bird refuges, H&N, posted to KBC 11/17/13. "A flyover on Nov. 1, conducted by Jim Hainline for the USFWS, revealed nearly 100,000 birds are currently in the refuge..."

Incumbent KID board members retain seats: "Results from the Klamath Irrigation District election Tuesday indicate the two incumbent candidates will retain their seats on the KID Board of Directors. According to Mark Stuntebeck, KID manager, Division 1 incumbent, Edward Blair, received 45 votes, and challenger Randall Hershbock received 26 votes. In Division 5, the board president, incumbent David Cacka, received 44 votes and challenger David Victorine received 19." Herald and News 11/14/13

FAA making plans for drone flights in U.S.; 7,500 small drones could be aloft within 5 years, H&N, posted to KBC 11/17/13

Top Government Scientist fired for telling the truth about Klamath dam destruction, YouTube, posted to KBC 11/14/13.

EPA and Clean Water Act; another step toward a Banana Republic, Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett, 11/14/13


CBS morning show, youtube, on Northern California move to form State of Jefferson, posted 11/12/13. HERE for State of Jefferson webpage.

Thank you to our veterans!

Go HERE for some of the veterans who settled and farmed in the Tulelake basin after WWI and WWII.

Whitsetts team up to denounce bureaucracy, too many rules in government, followed by comment H&N, 11/10/13

Psalm 35:22-25 This You have seen O Lord, do not keep silence, O Lord, do not be far from me. Stir up Yourself and awake to my vindication, to my cause my God and my Lord. Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to Your righteousness, and let them not rejoice over me. Let them not say in their hearts, "Ah, so we have it!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up." Sent from Frank Tallerico 11/10/13

These people NEED our prayers 11/10/13

*** EPA wants to control ALL waters, not just "navigable".
EPA Corps Jurisdiction Comments. Get your comments in by Nov. 13th or sooner.

Long-time sheepman Jack O’Connor dies, H&N 11/8/13.

Vote in favor of new KID board members, H&N letter by Bob King, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 11/8/13.

(Klamath) Irrigation district election Nov. 12, H&N letter by Ken and Maudie Smith, Klamth Falls, posted to KBC 11/8/13

* Upper Klamath KBC webpage
* State of Jefferson webpage
* Klamath Task Force KBC webpage

Seminar: Know Your Rights - Grazing, Private Property, Constitutional and Water Rights. 11/16/13, Klamath County Fairground. Includes presentation on the international agenda for Klamath Basin.

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