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Archive 168 - May 2016
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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

*  COMMENTS DUE JUNE 20: Notice of Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement on Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA
* All Chapters and attachments, summary.
   Chapter 1, Intro and Background - Klamath Basin FWS Refuges
   Chapter 2,
Comprehensive Conservation Planning Process

KID board is doing what was requested, H&N letter to editor by Marvin Cantrell, Klamath Falls 5/28/16

Put aside conflict, move KID forward, H&N letter to the editor by Pat Lunde, Klamath Falls 5/28/16

Water shutoffs start in upper Basin, Klamath Tribes made the call, Wood River could be next, H&N, 5/27/16

Wind and Solar? It's time to look to expanding natural gas, Newsletter by Oregon State Senator  Doug Whitsett, District 28, H&N 5/26/16

KID new leadership is doing things right, Letter to the editor of H&N by Ken Schell, Klamath Falls May 25, 2016

Sheriff: Land proposal could spark standoff, H&N 5/24/16: "Sparks flew Monday during a hearing attended by ranchers and environmentalists in the state Capitol on a proposal to turn 2.5 million acres of canyonlands and desert in southeastern Oregon into a federally protected monument...Elias Eiguren, a rancher whose Basque great-grandfather came to the Canyonlands to raise sheep, predicted that grazing rights for ranchers would wind up being litigated if the land became a monument, affecting up to 30,000 head of cattle of Malheur County’s total of 70,000."

Hoopa Tribe Sues Federal Government over Inadequate Protections for Juvenile Salmon, Hoopa Valley Tribe PRESS RELEASE, 5/17/16

The authorSiskiyou voters should head off large illegal marijuana grows, H&N by Brandon Criss, Siskiyou County Supervisor, posted to KBC 5/21/16.  "...They have no wells, no approved livable structure and no septic whatsoever. They just camp on the property leaving behind trash and waste, bring in wild dogs and use illegal pesticides..."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 5/20/16. "The proposal also would exempt marijuana cultivators from the need to obtain a streambed alteration agreement for their activities, so long as they are covered by the license they obtain allowing them to grow marijuana."

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures, Fox News 5/19/16

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Irrigators Win Adair Case, Panner Opinion Vacated, 7/23/03, Resource Conservancy. " ...limitation upon the Tribes’ claim upon the water only to the extent that its members currently depended upon natural products to sustain themselves by exercising the reserved rights to hunt, fish, gather, and trap..."
Adair Decision Reversed, by OWRC 7/21/03
Karuk Tribe does not have a federally-recognized or protected fishing right on the Klamath River, 5/4/2000
Top Government Scientist fired for telling the truth about Klamath dam destruction, YouTube, posted to KBC 11/14/13.

* Linthicum, Reschke win nomination ahead of write-ins, H&N 5/18/16. "(Oregon) State legislative candidates Dennis Linthicum and Werner Reschke have defeated their write-in opponents by wide margins to secure the Republican nomination for District 28 senator and District 56 representative, respectively. Initial district wide election results Tuesday night put Linthicum at 79.01 percent and Reschke at 72.62 percent of total votes, with updated counts expected in the coming days..."

Email Correspondence from D. Murillo, USBR mid-Pacific Director to L. Kogan, KID attorney Re: C Flume Contract Date, 5/18/16

Attorney Kogan Law Group, representing Klamath Irrigation District and Siskiyou County Water Users, letter to Kevin Eastman, Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa 5/18/16

Klamath Irrigation District response to BOR’s Explanation for Not Providing Klamath Project debt accounting since 2001, posted to KBC 5/18/16. "The BOR has had ample opportunity since 2001 to provide the SPCCRs on a timely basis as the Reclamation Manual requires, especially since multiple KID requests have been made for the agency’s production and delivery of such documents..."
Bureau of Reclamation excuse/response to KID / Klamath Irrigation District for not providing Klamath Project Debt figures to Project irrigators from 2001-2015, posted to KBC 5/18/16. (KBC NOTE - Project irrigators have been told since 2001 that they owe a huge debt, but if they just sign on to the
KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, their debt will go away. However they still refuse to tell the irrigators what that debt is.)

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, CFBF 5/13/16: organic registration, DFW 129% fee increase, penalty of up to $10 per gallon or pound of polluting material discharged into waterways (KBC NOTE - what about Klamath Dam removal pollution: "The initial Fish and Wildlife Service sediment study projected 20.4 million cubic yards with 84% washing down river...The initial sediment study volume would be equivalent to covering 190 miles of a 150’ wide river with 3.1 feet of sediment," quote by BOR ethics officer Dr Paul Houser. Will DOI pay $10/gallon?), water markets, groundwater management, more....

Rancher Cliven Bundy is suing the federal judge handling his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff with US agents, with a complaint that accuses President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and one of Reid's sons of plotting to steal his property, H&N 5/11/16.

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