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To our veterans: THANK YOU! We at home must defend the freedoms you are fighting to preserve.
*Amended Summons; You Have Been Sued, by Tulelake Irrigation District, regarding validity of Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and Klamath Dam agreement. You may respond by July 30, 2010.
KBC NOTE: A May 2009 poll conducted by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett and State Reps Garrard and Gilman showed that only 5% of those polled in Klamath County favor the closed and confidential negotiations involved in developing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA and Klamath dam removal agreement. KBRA supporters ridiculed the poll, so those reps conducted a public input meeting Nov. 2009 on the KBRA. Klamath County Commissioners, Klamath Tribes, Klamath Water Users Association, Family Farm Alliance, and PacifiCorp boycotted the meeting. Of more than 300 attending, no one spoke or wrote testimony supporting the KBRA or dam removal. Klamath County Commissioners and most Klamath Project irrigation districts denied their constituents their request to vote on the KBRA.
Tuesday June 1, KWAPA/Klamath Water and Power public meeting. Board members Ed Bair, Bill Heiney, John Crawford, Dave Cacka, Rocky Lisky. About KWAPA
Newspaper tried to steal the election, but failed,
H&N guest writer Frank Goodson, Klamath Falls, posted
to KBC 5/31/10
Senate Bill Adds $10 Million In Drought Relief For Klamath Basin, OPB, posted to KBC 5/31/10
Langell Valley irrigators cry foul, H&N 5/28/10. "Farmers and ranchers in the Langell Valley forced to idle land or use well water for irrigation will get $40 an acre from federal relief funding...The Malin Irrigation District, which would have been excluded from water deliveries because it has a secondary contract with the Bureau of Reclamation, is being paid $220 an acre through the Klamath Water and Power Agency program to idle the land....Langell Valley irrigators were paid nothing last year, and were the only irrigators affected by low water supplies in 2009."
No more wilderness or National Monuments. "Happy Camp is already surrounded by wilderness areas and prime wildfire dangers. Don't make it worse!," by Karuk Tribal member James Waddell, 5/28/10
Double Standard on Salmon Losses? California Ag Network 5/27/10
*Input sought on (Klamath) water quality plan, public comment until 5/27/10
Backers of Klamath dam-removal plan fail at polls, Capital Press, posted to KBC 5/23/10. "Opposition to dam removal helped the political newcomer win nearly 63 percent of the vote in the May 18 Klamath County Republican primary to unseat long-time commissioner John Elliott. ...Rep. Bill Garrard, R-Klamath Falls, who also opposes the agreement and dam removal, scored a convincing win May 18, securing 64 percent of the vote in the Republican primary for House District 56...'The people have spoken,' said Tom Mallams, a Klamath County rancher and vocal opponent of dam removal."
Meg Whitman in Redding Th June 3rd, 4:30-6 PM Air Shasta hanger
Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett District 28 Newsletter posted to KBC 6/23/10
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review of bills and laws, posted to KBC 5/23/10
People have forgotten why we need to have dams, H&N, posted to KBC 5/22/10
Farmers want to do nothing more than farm, H&N letter by Jana Dunlea, posted to KBC 5/22/10
Riding herd on water; (Klamath)Irrigation district ditchriders must make sure users get their share, H&N, posted to KBC 5/22/10
Latest Forecast Predicts Spring Chinook Return At 340,000 Fish; Second Best On Record, Columbia Basin Bulletin 5/21/10
Klamath Ag PAC ad misleads about irrigation, Leo Bergeron, Yreka, and Anthony Intiso, Montague 5/20/10
Govt met with environmentalists on land protection, posted to KBC 5/21/10
In Tuesday's primaries, THE PEOPLE voted for those
reps opposing the KBRA:
KBC NOTE: A May 2009 poll conducted by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett and State Reps Garrard and Gilman showed that only 5% of those polled in Klamath County favor the closed and confidential negotiations involved in developing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA and Klamath dam removal agreement. KBRA supporters ridiculed the poll, so those reps conducted a public input meeting Nov. 2009 on the KBRA. Klamath County Commissioners, Klamath Tribes, Klamath Water Users Association, and PacifiCorp boycotted the meeting. Of more than 300 attending, no one spoke or wrote testimony supporting the KBRA or dam removal. Klamath County Commissioners and most Klamath Project irrigation districts denied their constituents their request to vote on the KBRA.
PAC ad contained mistake, letter to editor H&N by Tom Mallams, 5/16/10
5/14/10 - AUDIO Oregon Public Broadcast /OPB, on Think Out Loud: Klamath Drought and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA. Interviewed were Off-Project Water User Tom Mallams, Project irrigator Gary Derry, Oregon Water Resource Dept. Tom Paul, and environmentalist from Sustainable NW James Honey. They discussed who will be denied water this season, water management, ground idling, well water depletion, that the KBRA is approved by those at he table (the only ones allowed must support Klamath hydrodam destruction) while no drought plan has been formed, and the purpose of the Klamath Project will no longer be solely for irrigation; a new purpose will include fish and wildlife.
Suckers being moved from (Tulelake) refuge to (Klamath) lake, H&N 5/13/10. "...We think most, if not all, of these (fish) originated in Upper Klamath Lake, so we’re just putting them back where they came from...”
(Klamath Project) water releases begin, H&N 5/13/10
Study blames Klamath River salmon deaths on parasite, KDRV, 5/12/10
Klamath Dam Removal parts 1 and 2, by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor Ridin' Point, May 7 and 14.
KBRA should have been put on the ballot, H&N letter by Larry Mitchell, Dairy, posted to KBC 5/13/10
Family Farm Alliance President Urges White House to Take Measures that Ensure U.S. Self-Sufficiency in Food Production, posted to KBC 5/13/10. "From 1992-1997, we converted to developed uses more than six million acres of agricultural land-an area the size of Maryland... global food production must be increased by 70% in the next four decades to meet escalating world hunger demands."
Power N Politics; issues of land, water and property rights of Scott Valley, Siskiyou County.
Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting at Tulelake Fairgrounds May 12, 10 a.m. regarding water availability.
Racism not part of it; it’s the bad policies, H&N by Shirley Kerns 5/11/10. "...yes, we do have a plan. Leave the dams in place to produce needed electricity and install fish ladders for fish passage. Fish ladders are feasible and they do work. Provide deep-water storage, but unlike the KBRA allow this water to be used for both agriculture and fish. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, follow the state’s water rights adjudication process giving us a lawful order for water priority without circumventing Oregon Water Law."
If it’s not the KBRA, what is the plan? H&N by Steve Kandra 5/11/10
County's problems call for a change, Ruth Ann Patton, H&N 5/11/10
Bigger story to tell about Klamath levees, by Karl Scronce, Guest Comment for Capital Press 11/9/07, "I am extremely leery of these altruistic goals such as the blowing up the dikes for wetland establishment. Retiring farmland, only to have it potentially relocate in areas such as Brazilian rainforests is poor public policy...The Nature Conservancy was the organization who took on this wetland project. A look at The Nature Conservancy website and a list of their board of directors doesn't exactly appear in my mind to be a group of people who have devoted their lives for the public good and the betterment of hard working Americans. " KBC NOTE: Today Scronce is supporting the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA, which supports the Endangered Species Act, permanently retiring farmland, blowing up dikes establishing more wetlands, larger government, and is campaigning to become an Oregon Representative.
Elliott, Scronce seek government intrusion, H&N letter by Lillie Goodson, posted to KBC 5/11/10
God bless you mothers on Mother's Day!
Pro-agriculture groups are not in support of KBRA, H&N letter by Brandon Criss, farmer/rancher and chair of Siskiyou Republican Central Committee 5/7/10
Agencies, entities receive update on Klamath science review process, Siskiyou Daily News 5/7/10
KBRA (Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement) likely to create more 2001-type crises. H&N letter to editor by Edward Bartell 5/4/10. "Having participated in Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement negotiations, I am dismayed by KBRA supporters..."
Klamath County’s conservative voters are not racists , H&N by Frand Goodson, posted to KBC 5/4/10
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