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Archive 72 -
Levee patch sought in Klamath Falls, H&N, posted to KBC 5/31/08
Letters: Klamath River is important issue in District 5 race - Del Norte County, May 30, 2008, Crescent City Daily Triplicate
Lack of science doesn't faze dam removal
Report, MyOutdoorBuddy (c) MAY2008 by
Frank Galusha, EasyWriter. (Includes
Mount and Peter Moyle, UC Davis
professors and National Research Council
members, to FWS Western Manager
Steve Thompson, and Joseph Grindstaff,
Deputy Secretary California Resources
Agency, regarding science behind dam
County decides to postpone ramp repair, May 31, 2008 by Nicholas Grube, Daily Triplicate: "They are actually looking forward to this season to get out of debt," Crandall said of some Klamath area business owners. "They've been handed a tremendous opportunity that nobody else in California has—fish, they got fish."
ODFW to blame for salmon decline, Myrtle Point , posted to KBC 5/31/08, Coos Bay World. "Now they are ... starting at 1 million in 1996 trickling down to 640,00 this past year. You could have at least 1 million smolt every year. Now ODFW wants 200,000 of these smolts ventral fin clipped. This is proven to equate a 20-percent morality rate. These people do not seem to care how many of the fish are killed."
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation names chief for Sacramento office, Sacramento Bee, posted to KBC 5/31/08
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review 5/30/08. "This week's issue addresses bills approved through the Assembly and the Senate, in addition to AB 2402 (extending the rest time for motor carriers), AB 2714 ("loss of load") and SB 1663 (tire-hauler funding)."
Levee leaks concern, Homeowners near Marina No. 2 notified; some water going into field, H&N 5/30/08
Public Comment Made To Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors by Leo Bergeron, posted to KBC 5/30/08. "We, the citizens of Siskiyou County appreciate the firm stand taken by the board in voting to oppose both dam removal and the restoration agreement."
New BiOp Based On Best Science And Better Collaboration, Say Feds, NW Fishletter, posted to KBC 5/30/08
(Eminent Domain) - Important issues ahead in California’s primary by Geri Byrne, Modoc County Republican Party chair, H&N 5 28/08
Bureau of Reclamation water report, posted to KBC 5/28/08 -- lake levels and river flows
An Oregon staple explodes in value, Oregonian, posted 5/28/08
Rising costs lead farmers to go high tech, Capital Press 5/28/08
Once-beautiful part of river now spoiled, May 26, 2008 H&N letter to the editor by Mark Jahn, Chiloquin. "..we are not allowed to mess with the riparian area on our own property, yet this project (?) was budgeted and allowed without a vote or even prior notice." HERE for more on The Nature Conservancy
This week's California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review covers the actions of the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees, 3/23/08
Letter to the editor by Larry Toelle, Ft. Jones, on voting for Siskiyou supervisor, 3/23/08
Klamath irrigators hang fire on July water, Capital Press 5/23/08
KBC responds to Ph.D. Haberfeld's accusations: Ph.D. Steven Haberfeld, Indian dispute resolution services director, sends scathing letter to Klamath Basin Alliance and off-Project representatives, calling them "racist," "nonnegotiable," with "baseless hatred," "distorted arguments," "deliberate misinformation," "unpure motives," and "race prejudiced," for Basin Alliance inviting an Indian to speak at a meeting. The 2 off-project men he defamed had nothing to do with tribal member Philip Brendale's invitation to speak with some invited guests. By KBC 5/24/08.
Ph.D. Steven Haberfeld, Indian dispute resolution director, writes to Basin Alliance saying Tribal Member Philip Brendale is not allowed to come to the Klamath Basin. Larry Toelle of Siskiyou County Responds, 5/23/08
Letter by Becky Hyde who blasts: Klamath Basin Alliance, Cherokee descendant and author Elaine Willman who was former National Chairman of Citizens for Equal Rights, and tribal member and tribal law expert Philip Brendale who is coming to town next week. He was getting screwed by his tribe, took the case to the Supreme Court and won. Response by a KBC editor, May 20, 2008.
Correction: Someone inadvertently sent an invitation by Klamath Basin Alliance, to dozens of people on their email list. ALSO Herald and News advertised this meeting wrongly as a public meeting. Tuesday's meeting with tribal member Philip Brendale was by invitation only due to space and perceived interest. According to Basin Alliance, guests invited personally by BA will have priority being seated.
Klamath dam removal poses serious risks, Redding Record Searchlight, posted 5/20/08.
Study the tradeoffs before removing dams, Herald and News, posted to KBC 5/20/08
31,000 Scientists Debunk Al Gore and Global Warming, Newsmax, posted 5/20/08. "An incredible 31,072 Americans with university degrees in science, including 9,021 Ph.D.s, have signed a petition that flatly denies Al Gore’s claims that human-caused global warming is a settled scientific fact." (KBC NOTE: This came from Oregon!)
Bond needed to clean up old gold mine, Corvallis, OR Gazette-Times, posted to KBC 5/20/08. "Atlanta Gold said requiring a bond for its voluntary effort to clean up arsenic-laced water from an old mine is an unfair infringement of its right to mine on public lands under the 1872 Mining Act. We are offering to do this voluntarily and we are being penalized for it..."
Low West Coast salmon returns; why the variations, CB Bulletin, posted to KBC 5/20/08. "In 2005 a southward shift in the jet stream, delayed favorable winds and upwelling for the California Current, which normally begins in spring. The winds instead arrived in mid-July, causing high surface water temperatures and very low nutrient production within the nearshore marine ecosystem."
Salmon Population Declines In California, West Coast, Science Daily, posted to KBC 5/20/08. "Both hatchery and naturally produced fish have been negatively affected, and returns of coastal stocks in Oregon, in the Columbia River, and in British Columbia were all low in 2007. The decline seems to be a coastwide phenomenon, probably related to ocean conditions."
Water rights of non-Indian purchasers of Klamath Indian Reservation lands, To: Commissioner of Indian Affairs From Solicitor 3/14/58
Proposed settlement won’t end court cases, nor guarantee water, H&N by Chris Howard, Klamath Basin Alliance, 5/19/08
Siskiyou County supervisor is incorrect
on Klamath dams, by Karuk
Spokesman/anti dam activist Craig
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday
Review, May 16, 2008.
revised budget proposal:
River Compact Commission, Investigation
into methods to control algae in the
Klamath River Basin.
Salmon closure hits Winchester Bay hard, Oregonian, posted to KBC 5/13/08
LEFT: The waters of Upper Klamath Lake and the closed headgate, in the inlet at lower right, in 2001 in Klamath Falls. BELOW: The mouth of the Klamath River as it empties into the Pacific Ocean. 5/11/08
Horse lovers celebrate their passion; Arabians are centerpiece amid art, music, food and carriage rides, Capital Press 5/9/08, Malin, Oregon.
Sara Bagg plays with 17-day-old Arabian
filly Ceilki, the official greeter for
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