May 4, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rodeo Breakfast downtown by Jobs Daughter starts at 7 a.m.
Rodeo Parade with Rodeo Royalty and Grand Marshal John Growney at 10:30 a.m.
Noon — Kids Calf Riding and Mutton Bustin’
1 p.m. Grand Entry of cowboys and cowgirls and rodeo events
Food concessions are available
Admission is $10 for ages 8 & up; 7 and under are free.
Weather was warm today with a cooler brisk breeze
Oct 26, 2012
Come to Etna on Saturday November 10, 2012 @ 11am to honor our Veterans.
There will be a parade to Honor ourVeterans.
The Grand Marshall of the parade will be John Fain of Etna.
Chili and Hot Dogs will be served for the veterans, come by and say thank you to SCOTT VALLEY’s proud Veterans.
Information for entries call Karen Wresch 530-467-4067
Submitted by Maury Tasem. 530-340-3669
Oct 25, 2012
Scott Valley Protect Our Water
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Fort Jones Catholic Parish Hall
7 p.m. share desserts
Meeting starts 7:15 p.m.
USFS water right in the canyon of Scott River – Forester Ray Haupt will explain
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s OVER-REGULATIONS, including Agricultural lands discharge program
Cal-Fire’s newest Fire Protection Fee of $150 that will be billed to over 11,000 property owners in Siskiyou County = 800,000 statewide bringing in over $85 million to the State’s General Fund.
Because of additional fines, PAY the $150 fee and write “Paid Under Protest” on your check.
Also, immediately send in a Petition for refund form
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: East Moffett Creek Road – follow signs
All day coffee and pastries. Lunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your rifle (scopes adjusted to 12 power max)
Pistol: Open sites only
Black Powder: Open sites only
PLEASE HAVE YOUR EQUIPMENT SITED IN PRIOR TO START OF SHOOT.
Shoot: Running deer target, bench rest, free-style, standing at 50, 100 yards and 200 yard bench.
Shoot for: Bacon, hams, salami, cheese and turkeys.
ALL SHOOTS WILL BE SHOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RIFLE CLASSES LISTED BELOW:
Hunter Rifle: Barrel muzzle OD less than ¾ inch (can shoot hunter and target rifle).
Target Rifle: Barrel; muzzle OD ¾ inch or more (can shoot target rifle only).
Rim fire: 22 and 17 cal. Rim fire (can shoot rim fire and target rifle).
Black Powder: Shoot all classes
Running deer: Shoot any rifle or pistol
Any questions call Chris O’Neil at 530-842-2865
Addition info: Mike Cramer 530-468-2680; Tom Pease 530-468-2414
—- ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED —-
Aug 18, 2011
Surprise, Surprise, The Dept. of Fish and Game wants more water!
The California Department held its “Community Outreach” meeting at the Fort Jones Community Center. As is typical for this agency, the meeting did not go as they had planned.
First on the agenda, I will use Liz’s description, Fishey 101. Where the mama and papa fish find a good spot with the right gravel and they make babies. Some of our membership have been in on this battle for over ten years and I am positive they appreciated the basic biology course.
Two state employees gave out legal advice without a license. “Don’t worry, I am not a lawyer, but helping us is a beneficial use of your water. Using it on your own property will not be a beneficial use if CDFG has anything to say about it.
They refused to hear public comment. Instead they used the Delphic or Alinsky technique of breaking into small groups in case anyone wanted to know more about the reproductive process. CDFG has used its own brand of reproductive with reckless abandon in this water shed to usurp our property rights and water rights and so not many people stayed to ask questions.
The reality of the matter is that CDFG is never satisfied with its statutory access to water. They tried to prove a claim during the Scott River Adjudication in order to gain a legal water right for fish and the Superior court denied the claim, stating that CDFG had no right to water within the Adjudication. CDFG has attempted to extort the water using “Color of Authority”. CDFG has attempted to take the water using a permit process which constituted an underground regulation.
CDFG has stolen water and lied about doing it with fish bypass flows far in excess of CDFG Code 6022.
So at long last they thought they would ask for water, which seasonal low stream flows prevented them from stealing.
Our problem (the water right owners) is very complex. How does a person deal honorably with an agency which has no honor or integrity?
This issue clearly does not have anything to do with science or a fish which is in trouble.
CDFG has never wanted to hear the truth.
They only want truth which helps accomplish an agenda.
They have the Answer as they see it and only want to hear questions which lead to that answer.
Our problem is that the answer does not include agriculture in the Scott or Klamath Watershed. What does it matter if a fish lives when no one will be left to see it?
Let us speculate that just this once the CDFG was sincere and really wanted to ask for water. Three people in the audience proposed solutions to the problem which required give and take.
In all three areas CDFG was consistent! CDFG wants your water but will NOT help you give it to them with any regulatory relief, or compensation of any kind. No one likes a one way contract. That is not the definition of a contract at all.
Sounds more like benign extortion, with a smile, to me.
The Constitution was designed and written to protect us from the good intentions of well meaning despots.
The Bill of Rights and the California Constitution Article One protects us from Government theft of the right to property and its use.
The rule of law is what this nation was built upon and not government by the stakeholder committees.
There may be some truth in environmental concern. We will never know until this agency and all of the other agencies spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars doing absolutely nothing in the Shasta and Scott Watershed are brought to task.
I was looking at the fish counts between 1920 and 1932 last night, while I tried to see some light in this situation. Coho Salmon have never been in this watershed in large numbers.
Fish and Game bulletin number 34, describes the first plantings in 1895 and where the stock came from. This is CDFG’s own report. The counts are fairly consistent at around a couple hundred fish a year at the Klamathon Racks.
About the same as now.
Remember the Pacific Decadal Cycle keeps the fish north in colder water until surface sea temperatures cool in the Pacific off of the coast of California. There have never been a lot of Coho in the Klamath and the few that do come up the river make it or they do not just as God intends for all fish who can lay in excess of 3000 eggs per Spawning.
If the tribes and CDFG would quit killing the vast majority of the Coho before they are counted, we would have a very different dynamic in the Klamath Basin as a whole.
Back to the Question which plagues all of us.
How do we deal honestly with people have no scruples and have a lot of “restoration money” riding on the outcome of their agenda?
We can continue to expose the truth. We can continue to resist the attacks upon our property and our liberty to use our property as we see fit.
We must not fail, our land, our way of life and our Constitution demand that we do not fail.
I will not submit.
I will not give my Constitutional Rights away in the name of environmentalism or for any other reason.
I will defend my Constitutional Rights with all of the resources at my command.
Vice President Scott Valley Protect Our Water
Plan to attend our
Summit on the Scott River
on August 23rd
Fort Jones Community Center
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We will give one more try to explain our positions
and our concerns to the agencies
who would like to see our way of life disappear.