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Archive 152 - January 2015
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Robert “Bob” Charles Kirby was born July 4, 1955, and passed away Jan. 25, 2015, at his home in Tulelake, Calif., H&N 1/30/15


Pacific Power article lacks objective balance by Ed Silling, Klamath Falls, followed by Pacific Power states case for lawsuit against city, posted to KBC 1/30/15

Tribes to talk water accord, dispute notice; meetings allow members to voice opinions on Senate bill, H&N 1/28/15

Second wolf reported in Keno Unit, H&N 1/28/15

Proverbs 2:20-22 "So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the path of righteousness. For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it."  Sent by Frank Tallerico Jan. 25, 2015.

God bless Tom Mallams for hearing room slogan, letter to the editor of Herald and News by Jack Faulkner, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 1/26/15.

Obama administration to propose new wilderness protections in Arctic refuge - Alaska Republicans declare war, Washington Post 1/25/15. "Obama administration will propose setting aside the 1.4 million-acre coastal plain...as wilderness...The department will also put part of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling as part of a five-year leasing plan it will issue this week and is considering whether to impose additional limits on oil and gas production...federal officials would prohibit motorized access to the area as well as the construction of any roads. Even before this designation, Alaska boasts 58 million acres of wilderness, more than half of all the land enjoying that level of protection in the United States..."“It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory. … I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska."
KBC News Wilderness-Wildlands page

Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health. Malheur Lumber Co. rescued by shared goal of thinning, H&N, 12/28/14

Psalm 123:2 "Unto you I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us." sent by Frank Tallerico for week of Jan 18, 2015

‘In God We Trust’ would be a helpful reminder, by Charymane Beskow, letter to the editor of H&N 1/16/15. KBC Note: in H&N poll it is 66% pro and 34% opposed to displaying "in God We Trust" in the commissioners room.

Water agreement hinges on dam removal issue, H&N letter to editor by Howard Paine, Chiloquin, posted to KBC 1/18/15. "The Herald and News “Water Line” report in Sunday’s paper failed to address the primary issue — dam removal. Obviously, the writers failed to read: “Dam Removal, The Swindle of the Century” at  http://pienpolitics.com/?p=1989  Siskiyou County put a Measure on the ballot in November 2010 which said: “Should the Klamath River Dams (Iron Gate, Copco 1 and Copco 2) and associated hydroelectric facilities be removed?” The result: 79.04 percent voted no. If a similar vote had occurred in Klamath County, the result would be the same."

Comment period for Basin groundwater rules extended (until March 2). An additional rulemaking hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 18, H&N 1/17/1

Pacific Power sues (Klamath Falls) city. Eminent domain, public utility district at heart of lawsuit, H&N 1/17/15.

Sen. Wyden leads town hall at OIT’s College Union; Water agreements and veteran care among topics, H&N 1/18/15. "...Wyden, his number one priority going into the next legislative session will be the passage of the Klamath Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act (SB 2379) (KBRA hydro-dam removal) “I’m going to pull out all the stops to make sure this happens in this Congress...”

A River Between Us,’ upcoming movie by former Oregon Senator Atkinson and Jeff Martin, H&N article 1/17/15. "Atkinson is a longtime supporter of the 2010 Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the related Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement..."  Some of the pro-KBRA stars in the trailer are KBRA supporters: Klamath Water Users Association / KWUA Executive Director Greg Addington,  Becky Hyde from off Project, former KWUA president Steve Kandra, Kurt Thomas from KBRT/Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust, and others. "A River Between Us” is a “call to action on behalf of the largest restoration project in American history.” " 'We don’t draw the conclusion for anybody,' Atkinson said."  KBC's Negotiation Page identifies involvement of  KBRT and KWUA, The Nature Conservancy, Off Project Becky Hyde, and Klamath Tribes when this group was trying to give 690,000 acres of the Winema/Fremont National Forest to the Klamath Tribe. Here is an example of a meeting in 2003 Negotiation.  After thousands of petitions against that deal, in 2010 closed-door meetings (with more tribes and environmental groups) gave birth to the KBRA/Klamath Hydrodam-removal deal and gift of 92,000 acres of private forest land to the tribes plus millions of $.

Two groundwater rules meetings open to the public, H&N 1/15/15
       * Today’s open house at Oregon Tech begins at 4 p.m., and the hearing starts at 6 p.m.

       * Residents can learn about and comment on proposed groundwater rules at two meetings this week.
  * Tomorrow’s meetings run from 8 to 11 a.m. (Friday January 16, 2015

* Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, townhall meeting at 3:30 Saturday Jan. 17th in the College Union at Oregon Institute of Technology

< (Tulelake) Pelican Pointe resident turns 108:  ‘I just take things as they come,’ says Nelle Takacs, H&N, posted to KBC 1/15/15  HERE for our People Page

Commission backs Clear Lake water storage study.  Cost, feasibility, other questions raised as major roadblocks, H&N 1/15/15.

New wolf activity confirmed west of Klamath Falls; animal sighted in the Keno Unit, H&N 1/14/15. HERE for KBC Wolf Page

< Batkid documentary to show Jan. 24. Story of Miles Scott’s wish reaches far beyond his Tulelake home, H&N 1/13/15  HERE for our People Page

Work on Basin’s water policy results in division, H&N 1/9/15

Basin snowpack at 37 percent of normal; No predictions for irrigation season, H&N 1/13/15
The current storage is 283,000 acre-feet. Average storage is 275,000 acre-feet."

Dams prove sticking point in water accord by Harvey Houston, H&N letter to the editor 1/13/15

Isaiah 48:12-16: Listen to Me, O Jacob, and Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, and I am also the Last. Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has stretched out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand together. All of you, assemble yourselves, and hear!  Who among them has declared these things?  The Lord loves him; He shall do His pleasure on Babylon and His arm shall be against the Chaldeans.  I, even I, have spoken; Yes I have called him, I have brought him, and his way will prosper.  Come near to Me, hear this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there.  And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me." sent from Frank Tallerico  1/11/15

Herald and News, pro-KBRA newspaper, today published a 6-page promotion of the Klamath "Agreements" which destroy four Klamath River hydro dams, plant endangered fish in the warm Klamath Lake, permanently retire prime farmland, give Klamath Tribes land that they previously sold plus millions of dollars, control surface and groundwater, and assure farmers that they will have 'predictable' water. The definition of predictable is, the rulers on a certain spring day will let the farmers know if, and how much, water they will allow them to use of their own deeded water every spring so they can plan accordingly:
* WATER LINE - Klamath Basin Agreements 1/11/15

KBC NOTE: Several of our readers have asked us if the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement  has been extended past the Dec. 31, 2014 deadline. Changes in the 2012 KBRA Amendment allows for extensions: Amendment to the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Page 3, 7.6.1. Cure for Potential Termination Event, it previously read that the KBRA would terminate, which was replaced by the words "be terminable."

Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA: Water accord bill reintroduced to Senate. Bill has been renamed as SB 133, H&N 1/10/15. HERE for KBRA page: documents, articles, videos, Who's Who, letters

(Japanese) Writ of mandamus against City of Tulelake is unjust, by Rudy Hiley, letter to the editor of Herald and News 1/10/15(see KBC webpage: Japanese demand for Tulelake 1000-acre monument)


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