Attorney Jerry O. Crow spoke about the success he has had against the Public Utilities Commission for the Orange County Tax Payers.
Great crowd, really appreciated all the information.
Flag Salute led by Tom Pease
Prayer by Dr. Michael Hess
POW Mission Statement – Mark Baird
We say “NO” to those regulations, which
destroy our Constitutional Rights.
We will NOT submit — nor sign our rights away.
We will stand on our Constitutional Rights
with all the resources at our command.
Callahan and Forks of Salmon POST OFFICES are slated to by closed next year. Concerned patrons are holding community meetings. Show your support for our small, extremely rural POST OFFICES as they are needed. Callahan’s public meeting is Oct. 17 at the Callahan Community Church at 7 p.m. Five or six POSTAL people will attend to hear our concerns and needs.
Oct. 20 is the Public Hearing on the EIR for the KBRA at the Yreka Community Center at 4:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. is the Public Comment. PLEASE ATTEND AND let your voice be heard!
(EIR stands for Environmental Impact Report and KBRA stands for the fraudulently created Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement).
October 29th will be our fundraiser TURKEY SHOOT from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. up Moffett Creek Road in Scott Valley. If you can help, please call Pauline.
October 22 is the Defend Rural America event in Yreka at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds. Gates open at 3 p.m. for networking. Event will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Commercial Building.
Kirk MacKenzie will premier his documentary on Siskiyou County and the destruction the removal of 4 hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River will do the the salmon runs, wildlife, economy and residents.
The second part of the evening will be a PANEL of County Sheriffs led by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey with statements and Question and Answer period.
Thanks you to those who volunteered to register the participants and to house attendees arriving on the Bus from San Francisco.
Mark Baird, vice president of POW, discussed the 2 Colorado scientists that were caught photographing dry creeks, ditches and fish screens. They have been contracted by the KARUK Tribe to do a hydrology study & flow of the Scott River for a Water Model, which will be totally incorrect because they are making their baseline in September — low flows for sure. (Refer to letter by rancher in the post below.)
Also the low flying airplane, from Lighthawk aviation in Wyoming, that buzzed ranchers and was hired by the KARUK Tribe to take more photos of creeks, Scott River and irrigation. We know that there were two reporters present in the airplane: John Bowman of the Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka and a reporter from San Francisco Chronicle. Once again, biased photos and info will go out that will blast the farmers and ranchers in Scott Valley. Why is the KARUK Tribe leadership so against Scott Valley agriculture?
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey spoke about his meeting with NOAA and NMFS officials after a NMFS law enforcement officer read a local rancher his Miranda Rights regarding a Water Right-protected irrigation diversion. Sheriff Lopey demanded they contact him, as a courtesy, the next time come into the county. Sheriff Lopey also discussed the Coordination projects he is doing with Happy Camp Districts with the USFS and county board of supervisors with NMFS.
Jerry O. Crow, attorney, and Rich Marshall discussed the problems with the PUC, Public Utilities Commission, the increase in power rates and Klamath Dam removal.
John Menke, Ph.D. and Mark Baird discussed the huge increase in Water Master Service FEE by the State agency — Dept. of Water Resources. It is 8 times the 2010 FEE and is already on the PROPERTY TAXES that will soon be mailed by the County Tax Assessor. The County now has a Water Master Service District that will be petitioning to be removed from the State Water Master Service. The FEE will still be increased because of using a private company to do the Water Master work.
NO Trespassing signs: Sheriff Lopey said regular signs that can be purchased at the local Hardware store are sufficient. He cited the code which states there must be 3 on a mile-long stretch of fence. Sheriff also asked for a sign at the entrance of all lanes, driveways and gates and on corner posts. POW is concerned about the disregard of Private Property by Enviro groups, especially the Klamath RiverKeepers. We need to be watchful of our property and our neighbor’s. Carry a camera and take photos of license plates of vehicles parked by access to creeks and of any individuals who do NOT look like they belong on Private Property.
Scott Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Jones Community Center. They will be discussing MANAGEMENT of groundwater with emphasis on management of upland vegetation — like trees!
California Dept. of Fish and Game has once again put in the UNFRIENDLY fish weir in the Scott River. It happened on Sept. 2oth. Once again, this video fish weir is a huge obstacle for the salmon to find the small 14 inch wide passage through 100 feet of the weir, which spans the entire river.
Truths were on the back of the agenda disputing the lies Secretary of the Dept. of Interior, Ken Salazar, spoke last week about Klamath Dam removal.