Archive 148 - September 2014
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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat, KATU 9/30/14. "The plan marks the second time that Endangered Species Act actions have pointed to marijuana as a threat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been looking at rat poison left around illegal pot plantations in California as a factor in whether to list the Pacific fisher as a threatened species." Go HERE for numerous articles on huge pot plantations near the Klamath River, on the Hoopa Indian reservation, in our locked-up forests.
Getting to ‘yes’ in the Klamath Basin. Water issues prove divisive, both locally and on a national level, Congressman Greg Walden for H&N 9/28/14. "The public — the hardworking families of the Klamath Basin — is too often left out of this debate, hampering progress towards the goal...Any effort to build public support must recognize that removing all four dams is a non-starter. Most people in the Basin oppose such a plan, as do key folks in Congress..."
Media may need permit to film nature; Forest Service considers setting fees for wilderness photography, movie-making, (comment period through Dec 3). H&N, posted to KBC 9/28/14. "(USFS) said it would consider the nature of a proposed project before approving a special-use permit and charge fees of up to $1,500 for commercial filming and photography in federally designated wilderness areas. Press advocates have criticized the rules as a violation of the First Amendment, saying it raises concerns about press freedom...The agency, which manages nearly 190 million acres of public lands in national forests and grasslands, including 439 wilderness areas...permit applications would be evaluated based on several criteria, including whether it spreads information about the enjoyment or use of wilderness or its ecological, geological, scientific, educational, scenic or historical values; helps preserve the wilderness character...'It is also very troubling that journalists could be held to different standards at the discretion of the issuing officer depending on the content of their stories and its relevance to wilderness activity,” U.S. Rep. Greg Walden' "
Bucket holds strong symbolism for the (Klamath) Basin, by Jim Ottoman, H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14.
Bucket symbolizes key struggle in community by Rudy Hiley, Tulelake for H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14
California woman helps neighbors during
drought; 72-year-old transports fresh water
jugs to those in need, H&N posted to KBC
Footing the bill for legislative loan is too heavy a burden for Oregonians; taxpayers should vote ‘no’ on Measure 86, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett for H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14. "...the principle and interest on state debt exceeds the entire budget for the Oregon Department of Corrections..."
Going for launch with the salmon cannon, H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14. "Salmon may soon have a faster way to make it around dams. There’s a new technology that’s helping to transport hatchery fish in Washington. It’s called the salmon cannon.."
State adopts drought rule; drinking, stock water given preference by commission, H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14.
Energy independence is possible...it all starts at the ballot box, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter in H&N posted to KBC 9/28/14.
Proverbs 2:1-5 "My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God." Thank you Frank Tallerico for sending weekly messages from God's Word. 9/21/14
County, state tussle over water regulations;
works director to sit on water advisory,
H&N, posted to KBC 9/20/14.
< "Talk about irrefutable first-class evidence that the Dams (Iron Gate & Copco) are absolutely critical to the local area and to the Public (as well as to public safety)... look at this!" by Captain William E. Simpson II - USMM
Klamath salmon in danger; additional flows intended to prevent fish die-off, H&N, posted to KBC 9/21/14. "The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) began releasing additional flows from Trinity Reservoir via the Lewiston Dam Tuesday....We must, however, take all reasonable measures to prevent a recurrence of the fish losses experienced in 2002" KBC NOTE: Water was shut off to Klamath Basin family farms the summer of 2001. After irrigation was restored to irrigators in later, tribes, U.S. Dept of Fish and Game, and environmental groups focused on obliterating farming in the Klamath Basin, blamed Klamath Farmers for fish dying in 2002, 170 miles downstream. Fish Scientist David Vogel (see #'s 19, 22, 23 and 29) explained why sending high flows of warm water from Iron Gate dam was lethal for salmon in the already warm river. According to a Scientist conference in Klamath Falls in 2004, effects of the 2002, 500,000-acre Biscuit Fire smoke were never studied in relation to fish dying that fall. Neither were considered effects of drainoff from drug labs on the Klamath River.
Fuel standards opposed by Rep. Gail Whitsett; Representative said the standards will profoundly affect rural Oregonians, H&N, posted to KBC 9/18/14. "if the new standards go into effect, nearly 30,000 jobs will be lost, and Oregonians could pay more than $1 per gallon in additional gas taxes...a bill or executive decision by Gov. John Kitzhaber to ban lead bullets may be in the state’s future. Whitsett said lead is already banned from use in waterfowl hunting...if a bill to ban lead bullets is introduced in the 2015 legislative session, she plans to introduce a bill protecting citizens’ rights to use them."
California: CCM urges Governor to veto ‘ambiguous’ groundwater legislation, Fresh Fruit Portal 9/17/14. "KBC NOTE: California Governor Jerry Brown signed this controversial groundwater legislation 9/16/14)
2 Peter 3:10-13 The day of the Lord. "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for the new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells."
Tulelake Irrigation District special meeting Tuesday, Sept 16, 10 a.m. Firehall. To be discussed is fall irrigation (presently TID allows some A ground to be irrigated and some can not depending on what is or is not planted), water pricing and measurement (we need to measure our water and pay for permits to irrigate our deeded water. California dredge miners were forced to get permits and then they were denied those permits and were not allowed to mine), and board and voting eligibility (TID board is planning to change rules so you do not have to live in the area you want to represent on the board, and large landowners will get more votes than small landowners depending on acreage.) If you are a farmer and not on a tractor or harvester during harvest, do come.
***California U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa Townhall Sept. 4th, 4 pm near the sheep barns at the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair. COME! Make comments and ask questions. He is our voice in congress: wolves, spotted frogs, spotted owls, logging, mining, Calif. plan to control groundwater use, water for farms, controversial KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.
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