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Archive 147 - August 2014
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Titus 2:11-14 - "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and world lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that he might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous to good works." sent by Frank Tallerico 8/31/14

VOTE - What should be done with the Klamath Bucket Brigade Bucket? VOTE The Bucket was to be temporarily moved from the Klamath Courthouse because a movie is taking place. However environmental activists who do not support farming in the Klamath Basin are advocating sticking it on the museum property or at the fair. In 2001 when water was shut off to 1400 family farms, the bucket was donated to Klamath Basin irrigators as a centerpiece in their war to keep the farming and ranching community intact. Although over 100,000 acres have been deprived of water these past 2 years, there are those who want the farmers and farm community to be history, as well as the Bucket. Go HERE for Klamath Bucket Brigade history

* The Klamath County Commissioners are also taking an email vote on where you want the Bucket, back at the downtown government building or elsewhere: bocc@klamathcounty.org
* Herald and News would also like your comments: gobrien@heraldandnews.com

Where does the Bucket belong, followed by Where is the Bucket? H&N 8/26/14

RESCUE in the REFUGE, Botulism outbreak: 100 birds a day found ill or dead, and KBC NEWS commentary, Herald and News 8/31/14. "According to Greg Addington, executive director of the Klamath Water Users Association, in the KBRA, a block of water is allocated for the Klamath Project and for the Klamath refuge complex...All the problems we’re seeing in the community related to water can be resolved with the Klamath Settlement Agreements...” Part of Commentary: "Take, for example, the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. The complex has been perpetually short on water in recent years and a jump in power costs in 2004 has made pumping water to replenish wetlands prohibitively expensive....(Manager Ron Cole) estimates that in 2001 it cost 33 cents to pump an acre-foot of water onto the refuge. The cost to do the same to day is $9.20.

Psalm 19:1-4 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world." Sent by Frank Tallerico 8/23/14

Prayer and potatoes - Family puts faith in God to bring back damaged crop, H&N, posted to KBC 8/24/14. "About 15 people, family and friends, came to pray Saturday. “We gathered together we sang a song to praise the Lord first, then we all went around to pray for the fields and the farmers around the fields,” said Pastor Clay Bynum, with Life Recovery Network. “What God would bring out of that besides potatoes, this is a bigger thing than just raising potatoes.”

City OKs hire to consult on groundwater. Hydrogeologist will examine wells and geothermal aquifer, H&N, posted to KBC 8/24/14. "The consultants will help determine if city wells interfere with groundwater resources, as well as how the geothermal aquifer operates, Willrett explained.  The need for the consulting work stems from the Oregon Department of Water Resources order that the city cease the use of the Fremont and Wocus wells due to insufficient stream flow into Upper Klamath Lake and its tributaries..."

Timber harvest growth needs to be extended to federal land, The Albany-Democrat Herald 8/19/14

Additional water releases for Klamath River, H&N 8/23/14

Hoopa fear salmon die-off; Jewell meets with tribe over water shortages, Redding Record Searchlight 8/13/14

Tulelake Airport lawsuit (by Japanese) handed to Modoc County, H&N 8/22/14. "...Modoc County officials say the fence is not intended to prevent access but is needed to prevent wildlife from being on airport runways."

ODOF "Every Acre County" -- where the feds fail, Oregon excels, by Senator Doug Whitsett 8/21/14. "The Oregon Department of Forestry was at best ineffective in asserting their fire management goals and direct attack techniques. That wildfire burned more than 90,000 acres. It burned out of control for eleven days, destroying more than 30,000 acres of privately owned forestland. Backfires and burn-outs were employed so frequently that tens of thousands of acres of forests were needlessly destroyed...more than one of the backfires threatened the lives of landowners fighting to save their own property..."

Karuk Tribe gets casino green light, H&N 8/21/14.

Dam distraction delays real water solutions; Klamath County has rescinded its 2010 approval, by Siskiyou County Supervisors, H&N 8/17/14

The Spirit of Klamath
A RODEO GIFT: Custom chaps for soldier  Auction: Buyer gives prize to mom’s son in Afghanistan, H&N 8/17/14

Council may hire water attorney, H&N 8/17/14. "Members of City Council Monday night will consider an agreement with a hydrogeologist ... to help determine if city wells interfere with groundwater resources, as well as how the geothermal aquifer operates, as stated by the Oregon Water Resources Department."

< Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett and Rep. Gail Whitsett  Science of shutoffs, well water monitoring law aims to clarify ownership, H&N 2/7/14. “We fully support the OWRD authority to regulate wells that are materially interfering with senior water rights. However, we believe the state should be required to prove that the use of irrigation wells is materially and measurably harming a water right holder with a superior priority date,” Gail Whitsett said."


Hebrews 7:26-28  "For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for He did once and for all when He offered up Himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever." Sent from Frank Tallerico for the week of August 17, 2014.

LaMalfa in Siskiyou County Monday, H&N 8/16/14. Rep. "Doug LaMalfa, whose First Congressional District include Modoc, Siskiyou and nine other far Northern California counties, will host a Town Hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center in Yreka. Constituents are invited to join LaMalfa and his staff to discuss his work in Congress, federal legislation and other issues affecting the north state at the meeting. For more information call LaMalfa’s Oroville office at 530-534-7100."

KLAMATH COUNTY New drought water ruling proposed by officials, H&N 8/16/14. "The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 19...A new rule that would allow water for human consumption and stock watering during drought in Klamath County has been proposed by the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD)."

Groups sue to stop logging from 2013 fire, H&N, posted to KBC 8/9/14. "A dry lightning storm on July 26 (2013)...eventually burned across more than 75 square miles of private and federal timberlands in southern Douglas and northern Josephine counties...environmental groups have gone to court to block the plans, alleging 24 northern spotted owls are at risk."

Agency reconsidering water for Klamath salmon, H&N 8/16/14. "Tribal members were going to Sacramento on Tuesday to hold a vigil outside Bureau offices, she said. Since the 1960s, some water from the Trinity has been pumped over the mountains to the Central Valley of California for irrigation. Sierztutowski said some of those irrigation districts have been denied water this year due to the drought."

Groundwater aquifers under stress. Families drilling deeper to reach precious water supply. H&N 8/14/14

BOR, PacifiCorp reach agreement on reservoir releases  H&N, posted to KBC 8/16/14. "According to KWAPA Executive Director Hollie Cannon, the combination of consecutive drought years and new rules in place to protect endangered fish in the Klamath watershed means irrigators are given less surface water, forcing them to turn to groundwater..."

2 Timothy 2:13-17  But evil men and imposers will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped in every good work. From Frank Tallerico for week of August 10.

Oregon's expansion of regulations of surface and groundwater use, by Senator Doug Whitsett 8/13/14. "What the Department is not making clear to the public is that their proposed permanent rules make substantial and critical changes to the existing emergency rule. The rule being proposed extends the Department’s authority beyond its regulation of surface-water, to include the regulation of groundwater under the preferential use of water for human and stock-water during drought. This rule appears to be another attempt by the Department to use its rule making powers to extend its authority to regulate surface water under the Klamath River Adjudication, to include the regulation of groundwater."

(Klamath) Project irrigators in limbo over power costs, H&N 8/7/14. "Gary Derry, who is a member of the KWAPA and Shasta View Irrigation District boards, pointed out Shasta View’s power budget has increased from $36,000 in 2005 to $532,080 in 2014. This year’s figure is more than a half a million dollars despite at least $500,000 in energy improvements that have been made within the last five years, he said.... 'It’s absolutely outrageous.' Derry told the KWAPA board he has always believed the federal energy deliveries would be secured through political action. But from a KWAPA standpoint, Derry said, he thinks the board has hit a brick wall."

1 Peter 1:22-25  "Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives forever. Because "All flesh is as grass, and all glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever."

(Japanese) Lawsuit aims to halt (Tulelake) airport (safety) fencing. Historical value of site should be considered, group claims, COMMENTS DUE this week regarding the Japanese jail restoration. H&N 8/6/14. " 'We’re sensitive and we understand the situation,' Steve Jacques, Modoc County deputy road commissioner, said of plans to build a fence. 'At the end of the day it’s an airport.' Jacques said the planned new fence would replace an existing barbed wire fence. The purpose of the fence, he explained, is to prevent wildlife from going onto the airport runway... The airport is used by Macy’s Flying Service and private individuals." KBC NOTE: After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and declared war on the United States, Tulelake relocation camp housed Japanese who would not pledge their allegiance to the United States. The Japanese are trying to acquire 1000 acres of land in the Tulelake area to proclaim this injustice.

(Klamath) Basin water allocation tightens, reservoirs drawn to their limits, H&N 8/6/14

Rainstorm helps fight wildfires. H&N 8/6/14

Calif. water agency wins damage suit against feds. Judges conclude that the government owes additional damages for failed water deliveries, H&N 8/5/14. "Judges concluded that the government owes additional damages for the Bureau of Reclamation’s failure to deliver enough water to the Stockton-based Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District."

Psalm 42:9-11:  I will say to God my rock, why have you forgotten me:  "Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of my enemy?"  As with a breaking of my bones, my enemies reproach me, while they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"  "Why are you cast down, O my soul?"  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. Sent by Frank Tallerico

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