1-minute video in Moore, OK with Mercy Chefs
Response to commentary about Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams, letter to H&N by David Oxley, Klamath Falls, 5/26/13
followed by: Commissioner working against Klamath’s interests, by 15 Project irrigators, H&N 5/26/13
Initiative would recognize hydropower as renewable,
Capital Press, posted to KBC 5/26/13. "Smith said
hydroelectric power, generated from dams, is the No. 1 source of electricity
for Oregon, providing more than 40 percent of the state's electricity."
TID well water pumped
TID well water levels 5/23/13
5/26/13 - Psalm 13:1-6 "How long O Lord? Will You forget
me, forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I
take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my
enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O Lord my God; enlighten my
eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest my enemy says, "I have
prevailed against him." Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But, I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord; because He has dealt bountifully with me." sent
from Frank Tallerico
California Farm Bureau Federation
Friday Legislative Review 5/24/13: tax hikes, CESA accidental take
extensions, air quality improvement, purchasing preference for California
grown ag products, bobcat trapping, permanently raise minimum wage, shut
down businesses for reporting illegal farm labor, substantial new penalties
of employers of part time laborers who are not required to provide health
insurance, spotted owl and Cal OSHA, and much more.
Chilling Leak Investigation, NY Times, posted to KBC 5/22/13. "With
the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible
“co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama
administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening
fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news."
"Mercy Chefs is deploying Mercy 1 to Moore, OK.
Prayers appreciated. Information to come.
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restructuring, Democrats need for more tax $, by Oregon Senator Doug
Groups sue to
reclassify species; more may be listed, CFBF, posted to KBC 5/21/13.
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed protections for three
amphibians that live in the Sierra Nevada, and proposed to designate more
than 2 million acres of land as critical habitat for the species..."
Senator Alan Bates (D-Ashland) is facing a recall as a result of his
attempts to attack mining and property rights in defiance of local, state
and federal laws. The recall is being spearheaded by Rick Barclay of
Ruch, Oregon, a long time timber worker and local miner, who charges that
Bates has violated his oath of office and has broken state and federal laws
for political purposes." sent from Jim Foley, Property and Mining Rights
Advocate, Klamath River, California
firstname.lastname@example.org , posted to KBC 5/20/13. 530-465-2211
Psalm 97:10-12 - You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hands of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Sent from Frank Tallerico.
Senate hearing called for water issues; Goal of discussions to gather input from Klamath Basin residents, H&N 5/17/13. "Glen Spain, regional director for the Pacific Coast Federation of the Fisherman’s Association / PCFFA and the Institute of Fisheries Resources, is spending the week in Washington, D.C., providing information on the Basin’s complex issues." KBC NOTE: PCFFA sued against Klamath irrigators getting an affordable power rate, against irrigators getting compensation when the federal government withheld their deeded water, against Klamath River miners, sued Calif Water Quality Control Board to force them to regulate Klamath farmers' water quality, PCFFA is often represented by George Soros-funded Earthjustice.
PCFFA Glen Spain ANALYSIS OF
“Outline of Objections to the Klamath Basin
Restoration and Hydroelectric Settlement
Agreements.” Spain explains why
environmental NGO's and Tribes should support
the dam removal and ag-downsizing 'agreements',
posted to KBC 2/20/10, 12/4/10.
* "The primary
“guarantee” the Project irrigators will get
under the KBRA is the guarantee that in dry
years they will
much less water from the river than before --
and the fish will therefore get that much more.
* “...guaranteed increase” in the volume of
water for lower river salmon and endangered lake
fish of between 130,000 and 230,000 additional
acre-feet which would kick in immediately."
* "...KBRA leaves the ESA alive and well."
* "...short-term and long-term measures
including: “conservation easements, forbearance
agreements, conjunctive use programs, efficiency
measures, land acquisitions, water acquisitions,
groundwater development, groundwater substation,
other voluntary transactions, water storage, and
any other applicable measures.”
* agriculture "..permanently giving up as much
as 130,000 acre-feet of current legally held
water rights) that the Project and non-Project
irrigators are surrendering."
Ninth Circuit decision stops “sue and settle” tactic, Western Livestock Journal 5/17/13.
California Farm Bureau Federation
governmental and legislative review 5/17/13. "Governor
Brown) cautioned that cuts in federal spending and higher payroll taxes
could have a slowing effect on the state’s economic recovery. ..)
Several Democrats introduced bills to raise many taxes requiring a 55% vote
down from 2/3s. FB reminded the lawmakers that increasing property tax on
millions of acres of farmland will have a negative impact on farmers trying
to feed the world. Bill to raise minimum wage, end trapping of
bobcats, and OSHA bills. Revoke business licenses of farmers enforcing rules
or threatening to enforce rules on illegal workers.
Public meeting to
address Forest vehicle travel plan May 31, H&N, posted to KBC 5/15/13.
“If you cut wood, hunt, fish or even drive in the national forest you must
be at this meeting, said Dave Andreatta, who is helping to organize the meeting...possible fines up to $5,000 and/ or up to six months in prison for traveling a closed road.
5,000 miles of roads, trails to vehicles in Winema Fremont
National Forest in 2011.
Part 1 -
Klamath River Dam Removal: Boaters, property owners see holes in taking out
hydroelectric dams, H&N, posted to KBC 5/15/15
Utility’s retort to city power, Pacific Power looks to protect market in Klamath, H&N posted to KBC 5/15/13
Tribal Council address to Off-Project community, by tribal Vice-Chairman
Don Gentry, posted to KBC 5/15/13
Senate begins work on massive farm bill, Capital Press 5/14/13.
Conservancy supports 2013 Farm Bill, posted to KBC 5/14/13: "Improve
the conservation of wetlands, grasslands and private forests by maintaining
funding for easements, with a special emphasis placed on permanent easements
and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP) and
Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (FRPP)..."
KBC Farm Bill Page
Bill by Senator Doug Whitsett, posted to KBC 5/14/13. "In my opinion,
it represents a first attempt to outlaw the use of animals for competitive
events, such as team roping, ranch branding and other rodeo competitions..."
Oregon Legislators, Rep Mike McLane and
Senator Doug Whitsett,
create National Day of the Cowboy,
H&N, posted to KBC 5/14/13
Irrigators prepare for the worst, Delivery uncertainty: Klamath Project operating ‘without guidance,’ posted to KBC 5/14/13 Including legal actions, adjudication
Agency looks to curtail water usage, (Klamath) Group is preparing for drought, H&N, posted to KBC 5/9/13.
Psalm 62:9-12 - Surely men of low degree are a vapor; men of high degree weighed are a lie; if they are weighed on the scales, they are altogether lighter than vapor. Due not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them. God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this; that power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each one according to his work.
Commissioners oppose dam removal; Counties join forces to write letter to new Interior Secretary, H&N, posted to KBC 5/11/13. "Klamath County Commissioners are joining the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors in sending a letter to new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her and the department to abandon the Klamath River agreements and the proposed dam removal...."
Tulelake Irrigation District / TID public meeting 5/13/13: water operations, walking wetland policy for 2013, KWAPA proposal for TID well pumping, adjudication, GMP
PRESS RELEASE - Members Launch Endangered Species Act Working Group, House Natural Resources Committee, posted to KBC 5/11/13.
California Farm Bureau Federation
Friday Legislative Review, posted to KBC 5/11/13:
Water, Coastal Commission, Working Land Coalition and Cal/OSHA.
Public meeting to address Forest vehicle travel plan May 31, H&N 5/11/13
TID well water pumped in 2013
as of 5/9/13
TID well water levels 5/9/13
between Klamath River farmers, tribes poised to erupt, LA Times, posted
to KBC 5/8/13. "Tom Mallams,
a hay farmer and tea party member from Beatty, Ore., who was elected Klamath
County Commissioner in November, said the new tribal water rights are being
used as a hammer to try to force opponents to sign on to the deal. The
supporters of this are desperate," he said. "They're making a last-ditch
effort to make it go through right now because they know it's dying. I think
some people will sign on to it in sheer desperation, but there is no trust
in those agreements."
Basin Braces for irrigation shutoffs, Fresno Bee, posted to KBC 5/8/13.
Oregon, worst state for retirement, bankrate.com, posted to KBC 5/8/13. (thank you for posting on the
Discussion Forum Buster Keester.
Upper Basin water shutoffs likely, Low water flows a troubling sign as state directors visit Klamath, H&N 5/7/13. "Upper Basin contestants have filed stays against various instream claims, Upper Klamath Lake levels, and the Klamath Project’s consolidated claim"
Department of Interior Federal Register: over 2 million acres proposed critical habitat for yellow legged frog and Yosemite toad, 1,105,400 acres. 750,926 acres in Yosemite: Part 2 Part 3 Public Comments due June 24, 2013. Mining and timber country..."Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, Mariposa, Mono, Madera, Tuolumne, Fresno, and Inyo Counties, California." Sparked by lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity
Letter by U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock on NPS Merced River Management Plan draft EIS regarding preserving Yosemite for people to use and enjoy, posted to KBC 5/7/13.
Senator Diane Feinstein's bill to create over 900,00 more acres of wilderness. posted to KBC 5/7/13.
Western Mining Alliance April 2013 Newsletter "On April 19th the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) denied both the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Western Mining Alliance (WMA) petitions for administrative rule making. We consider this a victory."
Petition for administrative rulemaking to amend the suction dredge permitting program regulations 2013, by Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, Karuk Tribe, Klamath Riverkeepers, etc...many groups who are on the "stakeholders" negotiations of the controversial KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, posted 5/7/13.
KWAPA agenda 5/7/13.
Psalm 28:6-9 "Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice
of my supplications! The lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted
in Him and I am helped; therefore, my heart greatly rejoices, and with song
I will praise Him. The Lord is their strength, and He is the saving refuge
of His anointed. Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance, shepherd them
also, and bear them up forever." Sent by Frank Tallerico
for April 2013: 13,343
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California Farm Bureau
Federation Friday Legislative Review 5/4/13. Water, labor, arson,
timber, bobcats, ESA, milk, ...
to keep jobs, H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13. "..
Murillo wrote that Phillips’ memo will be rescinded with an apology..."
See detailed allegations below from biologists.
Oregon Legislative 4/30/13
Update from Representative Gail Whitsett, posted to KBC 5/4/13. Includes
driver's licenses for illegals, raccoons, much more...
Legislative Update from Rep
to close in Cave Junction; 85 losing jobs, H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13.
number of sawmills operating in Josephine and Jackson counties dropped from
22 in 1975 to six a decade ago, and in recent years, Rough & Ready was the
only sawmill in Josephine County."
Basin leaders looking for drought solutions;
Joint biological opinion expected early May,
H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13.
file suit over Klamath River flows, H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13. "Oregon Wild and Water-Watch of Oregon filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue. They object to a new water management plan for a federal irrigation project that straddles the Oregon-California border south of Klamath Falls"
County to bill feds $3.9M in taxes, H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13. "Payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, was a federal program that ended this year where payments were made to timber producing counties."
Jackson County landowner sentenced for illegal ponds, gets 90 days for storing rain and snowmelt runoff, H&N, posted to KBC 5/4/13.