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Archive 157 - June 2015
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6/30/15 Titus 2:11-14: "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly 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 for good works." Sent by Frank Tallerico

Too little logging has risks, as well, H&N 6/30/15

KLAMATH TRIBES Horse trek: Tribal members make case at capitol; ride to Salem illustrates dissatisfaction with water pact, H&N 6/27/15. "After riding horses on and off for about 250 miles from Chiloquin to the state capitol, tribal members and allies demanded their voices be heard on Wednesday. Protesters said they are speaking out against the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreements (KBRA), Senate Bill 133..."

Oregon hatcheries releasing fish early due to drought, H&N, 6/27/15. (KBC Note: The controversial proposed KBRA would eliminate hatcheries from the Klamath River which produce millions of salmon. Klamath and Siskiyou Counties, home of the dams, oppose the KBRA agreements along with opponents within the regional tribes.

Tulelake Irrigation District well data 6/26/15

Water shutoffs along Sprague coming. Some 40 upper Basin wells may be regulated, too, H&N 6/25/15

Psalm 117 - "Praise the Lord all you Gentiles!  Laud Him all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever.  Praise the Lord!" Sent by Frank Tallerico 6/24/15

Klamath Tribes members to protest (Klamath Agreements) at the state capitol. Group of four rides 250 miles on horseback to visit Gov. Brown, H&N 6/24/15. “I decided to take this ride to put a lot of the (Klamath) tribal politics in the spotlight,” Bettles said, explaining that he does not believe the Klamath Tribes’ tribal council is accurately representing what members want in the Klamath water settlement package."

New BOR manager trades one complex post for another, H&N 6/21/15. "Before coming to Klamath Falls, O’Rourke Bradford (was) Regulatory Branch Chief for the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers...(worked for) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy..."

$700M spent on habitat restoration - Efforts focus on projects in the Columbia River Basin, H&N 6/21/15. " ...I’m not going to say it’s a qualified success, because not every project has a qualified benefit,” said Chris Jordan, a NOAA research scientist who oversees the largest research and monitoring project under the plan...So even if you put a lot of money into restoring an aspect of habitat, you sometimes don’t see any fish response"

Tule Lake Unit part of Park Service grant, H&N 6/17/15. "National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis Tuesday announced 20 grants totaling more than $2.8 million for the sites."

Appeals court tosses Oregon logging ruling, H&N 6/13/15

Bureau makes call for water, shutoffs anticipated, H&N 6/17/15

Philippians 2:1-4 "Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection, and mercy. Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of the mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each stem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." sent by Frank Tallerico

Newell facing severe water shortage ‘We’re losing water fast,’ H&N 6/11/15.

New wolf tracked to Klamath ranch, H&N, 6/9/15

COMMENTS DUE JUNE 20 - Bull trout recovery plan needs local input, H&N, posted to KBC 6/10/15. “To achieve recovery, we seek to add seven additional local populations distributed among each of the three core areas (two in the Upper Klamath Lake core area, three in the Sycan core area, and two in the Upper Sprague core area)...”

John 16:25-28 - "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father." Sent by Frank Tallerico.

'We the People Radio': "Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA" with Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams. Audio June 7, 2015. Mallams details: some of the closed, back-door meeting threats and blackmail; information about John Bezdek, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Klamath Basin Matters and former Deputy Director of the Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office where he was responsible for managing 19 Indian Water Rights Negotiating Teams; the KBRA's lack of the initial goal of: water guarantee, affordable power and relief from the ESA / Endangered  Species Act; lack of science and benefits plus detrimental results of destroying 4 hydro dams serving 70,000 families; the conversations and goals of the environmental groups and tribes to remove the Keno Dam which provides water for Lake Ewauna, Klamath Project and the refuges.

* Klamath Tribal Chairman letter and map of proposed 99,745 acre land gift of the Winema National Forest, June 3, 2015. KBC NOTE: This is former reservation land that the tribes sold, and voted to sell.

Site of proposed (Klamath) tribal land announced; Parcel a bargained-for benefit of KBRA, KHSA, H&N, 6/4/15

Tribal members speak out against settlement; Some opposition says land deal is too small, H&N 6/5/15

New EPA rule muddies the water. With a pen stroke, it pushes aside ‘navigable water’ limitations, by Oregon U.S. Rep Greg Walden, 6/2/15

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