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Liz Writes Life: Vital meetings this weekend
Scott Valley — Two vital meetings will be held this Friday and Saturday. Scott Valley Protect Our Water has invited a leader in the limited-government movement to teach us how create an equal and fair playing field with state and federal agencies.
Demanding government regulations are increasingly infringing upon our Bill of Rights, affecting our property and individual rights. TEA Party people are chanting the “reduce government” theme and POW agrees, especially when it comes to property and water rights.
Fred Kelly Grant is a constitutional attorney who helped stop an $80-billion project that would have affected many private property owners. NAFTA was pushing for a transcontinental highway from Mexico to Canada starting in Texas. Attorney Grant helped half a dozen towns and several school districts use a legal term called “Coordination.” It stopped the NAFTA highway project. He is president of American Stewards of Liberty, which can be found online.
This Friday, March 11, attorney Grant will speak at the Scott Valley POW meeting at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Scott Valley Grange in Greenview. Several items of local business will also be discussed, and the evening will end with Pie N Politics, so please bring a dessert to share. Everyone is invited.
This Saturday, March 12, a big seminar-workshop is planned at 2 p.m. in Yreka at the Flower building at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. POW has invited county and city officials to attend. Others who are interested are invited. It is free.
After attorney Grant speaks, an extensive question-and-answer period will be held. POW’s goal is to learn how, as a county, we can take control of our destiny. Check out Pie N Politics.com for more info or call me at (530) 467-3515.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge sided with enviros and invalidated California Dept. of Fish and Game (DFG) permits to irrigators in Scott and Shasta valleys. This is the umbrella watershed-wide permit that the Shasta Valley and Siskiyou resourse conservation districts were offering as a middle ground regarding the potential of “taking” juvenile coho salmon when diverting water. POW has argued that the permit offered by DFG through the RCDs would give the government the right to tell the landowner how much of his legal water right he could use. Remember: Nothing trumps our water rights.
The RCDs are now out of the picture, but DFG must go back to the drawing board in writing an Incidental Take Permit. I am frustrated that the case was heard by a San Francisco judge and not a Siskiyou County Superior Court Judge. Bummer.
An annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be held by the Scott Valley Grange on March 17 at the Grange Hall in Greenview. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
Scott Valley girls between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to compete in the 53rd Pleasure Park Rodeo Queen Contest. The contest is based on 80-percent horsemanship. The girls are expected to ride a Western Pleasure Class, work a Modified Reining Horse Pattern, and gallop the Queen Run. The Queen will receive $150 cash and a buckle. If interested, contact Chairman Abby Travis at 468-2410 by this Friday, March 11 to compete.
Purchased three colorful primroses several weeks ago, but left them outside one day when it was sleeting and they did get frosted a bit. The three small pots are together in a bowl and I move them outside most days and bring them in at night. It has brightened the winter scenery with yellow and pink primroses blooming on the patio table.
Yes, I did get the peas planted. About five feet of snow peas and close to 10 feet of regular peas. Last year, I planted the peas on March 18, so I am a bit ahead of schedule.
After mentioning about planting onion sets, I went to purchase some and Scott Valley Feed said they hadn’t come in yet. So I went ahead and planted six feet of onion seed of a variety called Sweet and Early. I plan on eating most as green onions and expect a few to make it to bulbs by July. I hope.
Also planted a small rectangle of mixed lettuce seed and covered it with a clear plastic tub.
The garden soil was in good shape from all the snow and rain. Actually, it was misting last Saturday, when I pushed the old-fashioned cultivator, making long rows and weeding. I have decided to plant some carrots about a foot from the peas. After cultivating the row, I realized the tongs only dug down about four inches, so I found my favorite shovel and used it digging down a good six or seven inches. Unfortunately, I reached the not-so-good dirt under the added manure-good soil and will need to cultivate that spot again.
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