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(Siskiyou) County Supervisors meet with Pacific Power officials

Pioneer Press Fort Jones, April 30, 2008

At a recent business gathering on April 17th in Klamath Falls, Siskiyou County Supervisors Jim Cook and Michael Kobseff met with Pacific Power Company President Patrick Reiten to discuss dams on the Klamath River, power production and costs as well as economic development and job creation in Siskiyou County.

"Although the meeting was brief we felt we had a productive discussion with both Mr. Reiten and his top staff. We were able to discuss some strategies for energy production in Siskiyou County as well as some salmon production and habitat improvement projects" stated Supervisor Cook. "We were able to discuss what we believe are the wishes of the citizens of Siskiyou County in the way of dam retention, increased salmon production, irrigation water surety and economic development and job creation. I admit it did become a rather wide ranging discussion, however, we have a much better understanding of Pacific Power's position of dam removal and how we can assist with dam relicensing".

Supervisor Cook had previously met with Mr. Reiten and Greg Abel, PacifiCorp Chairman and CEO, this was Supervisors Kobseff' first meeting with the power company's upper management staff. "I found them very willing to listen to our concerns and to offer assistance and suggestions." said Kobseff "I was very satisfied with our discussions and hope that we can continue our dialogue".
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