2014 Photos of Justin Bowen’s family

3Cassidy 5-13-14Cassidy in Daddy Justin’s arms after he delivered her at home – May 2014.

3Cassidy blessing 6-2014Cassidy Bowen in her “Blessing” dress in Aug. 2014.

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Cassidy Bowen in Oct. 2014 — above and below

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Justin, Joni, Mason and Cassidy Bowen at the Ogden Temple Open House – 2014

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Papa Jack helping mow the lawn in Oct. 2014.

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Justin reading to Mason.  Then Mason in his favorite toy and jumping on the tramp.

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3Cabelas fish Mason 2014Mason throws the fish some food at our family reunion at Cabala’s in Lehi, Utah.

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2014 Photos of Branden Bowen’s family

 

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Kylie and Bryce Bowen went with Nana Liz Bowen to the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA. on Aug. 28, 2014 to submit to the Secretary of State, and both legislatures, petitions to withdraw from the State of California as declared by the Boards of Supervisors of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties. They are standing with Dist. 1 Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss — a supporter of the 51st State of Jefferson project. For more info go to:

www.JeffersonDeclaration.net

3rd try Bryce bikeBryce Bowen’s birthday turning 9 years old! New bike.

2Colton 7-2014Colton Bowen – 4 years old.

2Kylie Branden2 3-2014Kylie Bowen with her dad, Branden, at Primary church girls Daddy Daughter Dinner Date in March 2014.

2Kylie posing 7-2014Kylie Bowen on birthday, July 14, 2014 turning 11.

2Lexie cropped 7-2014Lexie Bowen, 2, on Kylie’s birthday in July 2014.

2Lexie Deana 7-2014Mom Deana Bowen and Lexie Bowen.

3Bryce use  car 4-2014 Bryce’s birthday present from Nana Liz – a movie at the Mt. Shasta Theaters with Kylie. April 2014.  3Colton fair 8-2014

Colton Bowen during August 2014 Siskiyou Golden Fair, Yreka, CA.

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Kylie Bowen with cousin, Amare Larrucea at Uncle Charlie and Aunt Jeanette Crowder’s home in Feb. 2014.

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Kylie Bowen with the pillow that she made for a 4-H  project and was judged during the Siskiyou Golden Fair.3Kylie sheep 8-2014

Kylie Bowen with her market lamb at the Siskiyou Golden Fair in Aug. 2014.

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Lexie Bowen, 2, during the Siskiyou Golden Fair in Aug. 2014.

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A throw-back photo:  Kylie, Colton and Bryce Bowen with the Pirate of the Caribbean show at the Aug. 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair.

 

 

 

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Family photos of Liz and Jack from 2014

3Crowder fam 2-2014Uncle Charlie and Aunt Jeanette Crowder’s home in Feb. 2014 with family. Sacramento, CA.

3Darlene, Creed, charlie jeanette 2-2014Darlene Carroll, with son, Creed Larrucea, with Uncle Charlie and Aunt Jeanette Crowder in Feb. 2014 in Sacramento, CA.

3Charlie Jack 2-2014Uncle Charlie Crowder and Jack Bowen. Feb. 2014

3Liz kids 8-28-14Liz Bowen with grandchildren, Bryce and Kylie Bowen, at California State Capitol Aug. 28, 2014 to submit “Declarations” to withdraw from the State of California by the Siskiyou and Modoc County Boards of Supervisors; along with a petition for equal representation and redress of grievances. Time has come for the 51st State of Jefferson!

3liz kids2 8-28-14Bryce, Liz and Kylie Bowen in front of California Capitol on Aug. 28, 2014.

3Oct 14 elk1Elk in Scott Valley in Oct. 2014.

3sibs jack dave all 2014Dave and Lorena Norris, Steve Dillman, Liz and Jack Bowen. Family reunion at Cabala’s in Lehi, Utah — Oct. 2014.

3Trudy -Justin fams 2014Joni and Justin Bowen with Cassidy in stroller with cousin Trudy and David Pearson.

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Liz Writes Life 12-9-14

Dec. 9, 2014

Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA.

Sunday, Dec. 7th was Pearl Harbor Day. It must have been a devastating event back in 1941. Many of us have seen movies of the attack in Hawaii that killed so many of our military. I’ve been told that the monument erected at Pearl Harbor in honor of those who died is a sacred and reverent place. I noticed on Facebook that our Congressman Doug LaMalfa participated in several events this weekend honoring survivors of Pearl Harbor. Yes, they are very old now, but our Congressman truly loves and appreciates our veterans and enjoys getting to know them – especially the older ones!
Tim Grenvik, Siskiyou County Veterans Service Officer, sent out an email on Sunday as a reminder it was the 73rd anniversary of the attack that brought the USA into the Second World War fighting two world powers: Japan and Germany. Tim said: “This was the day that forever altered history and ushered in a generation of Americans who believed in hard work, family, and God.” I am so grateful that the USA and its allies prevailed.
Tim also sent a link for a website with historical background and photos. It is quite informative. You can find it on my “Liz Bowen.com” website. Take a look, but be sure you have an hour or so as it is enthralling.
Fort Jones Christmas Parade
The 46th Annual Christmas Parade in Fort Jones will be held this Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at 1 p.m. The Fort Jones Lions Club is sponsoring the event and you or your group can still compete in the parade by calling Mark Eayrs at 598-2162. Deadline for entries is this Friday.
This year the Grand Marshall is Jim Stevens a long-time Fort Jones resident. Be sure to purchase your Fort Jones Christmas buttons in local stores. The proceeds go to support the parade and you may have a lucky number for the raffles. Eayrs said there are great prizes this year, which include four beef quarters donated by Hullquist Ranch and a half of a hog and two hog quarters donated by McQuoid Well Drilling. The raffle takes place on Main Street after the parade.
The morning kicks-off with the Fort Jones Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast at the fire hall from 7 to 11 a.m. And be sure to check out the annual Craft Fair that will be held at the Scott Valley Jr. High gym. The doors open at 9 a.m.
Tree lightings
It was great family fun at the Fort Jones and Etna Christmas Tree Lightings. I liked Etna PAL’s (Police Activities League) holding their activities in the businesses. That was a great idea. And the Etna Fire Dept. held its annual fundraising concert on Saturday night at the Avery Memorial Theater on Main Street. Yep, typically there is lots to do in Scott Valley.
Live Nativity Scene
The Etna Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a “Night in Bethlehem” on Friday, Dec. 19th at the church building on Highway 3, just south of Bob’s Ranch House. Jenny Thackeray and friends are organizing the event and the entire community is invited. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is one or more of a non-perishable canned food item that will be donated to the local Salvation Army’s Christmas Food Baskets.
Folks are invited to dress in time-period costumes and enjoy the free bazaar of food and games. Later around 7:30 p.m., everyone will join-in singing Christmas songs and the Nativity scene from Luke in the New Testament will be performed by children. It will be a fun way to remember the reason for the season – the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Garden
The two full-time Elder Missionaries that are serving the Etna LDS Ward were looking for service projects, so they came over and dug up our garden and helped dig the potatoes. There were not as many potatoes as I thought, but I probably ended up with 70 to 80 pounds with a lot more red potatoes than I expected.
I was going to leave some potatoes in the ground and mulch them, but I was so curious how many potatoes were there that we kept digging. Biggest job was washing the mud off in the kitchen sink and not letting the mud go down the drain.
The church LDS Missionaries are looking for more service projects. They are young men 20 years of age and are dedicating two years of their life to our Lord Jesus Christ, which includes helping with chores, digging up gardens, stacking or splitting wood. They do it for free! Give me a call and I’ll get you in touch with them.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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Saving Historic Callahan Bridge party Aug. 2014

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Party held for those who donated to purchase the wooden under-beams that were needed to replace old rotting beams — saving the Callahan 100-year plus historic bridge. Great group!

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Fran our fearless leader spearheaded obtaining the donations !

3Fran crowd 8-2-14Pat Swanson, front, was our treasurer!

Also “thank you” to the Siskiyou Institute non-profit for letting us run all the donations through their 501 c3.

 

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Pearl Harbor info from Tim Grenvik

Siskiyou County Veterans Service Officer, Tim Grenvik, sent me this link. May we never forget those who sacrificed their lives for liberty and freedom. — Liz Bowen

From Tim:

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We should all take a moment to remember their sacrifice – never let them be forgotten. This was the day that forever altered history and ushered in a generation of Americans who believed in hard work, family, and God.

Here is a good historical website regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm

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Liz Writes Life 12-2-14

Dec. 2, 2014
Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA

Certainly appreciate the rains we have had, even though it sure brings in the low-lying fog to the valley. It is nice to enjoy the wet autumn colors, which reminds me that I still need to get out and pick some of the bright red rosehips. Not a fun job fighting the thorns, but I would like to grind-up the rosehips to use as a tea. Rosehips are full of vitamin C, so the tea should be helpful in fighting off a cold.
The lettuce in the garden made it through the several cold temps and I made a salad with feta cheese for Thanksgiving. I did part of the Thanksgiving meal the old-fashioned way and believe me it takes a lot of extra time. I harvested half of the lettuce and it took over a half hour of rinsing and cleaning, not because it was very dirty, but because a cress weed had grown in it and there were leaves that had shriveled up from being froze. But the rest was good lettuce. I did put on too much of the Balsamic vinegar dressing making it a bit tart. That is what I get for not following a recipe very well.
I also made sour dough rolls and pumpkin pies from John and Jennifer Menke’s pumpkin they gave me.
The day before Thanksgiving, I dug Russet potatoes and carrots. They then had to be scrubbed and washed. Cooked the carrots with butter and garlic salt, instead of sweet potatoes. Carrots are a favorite of my 4-year old grandson, Colton. I was surprised how fast the potatoes cooked up for mashed potatoes. Sometimes fresh potatoes take longer to cook.
But I did not make the bread for the stuffing, I used store-bought bread; and I did not grow or butcher the turkey; we do not milk a cow for butter; and I also purchased the cranberry sauce. I gotta say that I appreciate not having to grow, butcher and process everything we ate on Thanksgiving.
Years ago, my husband milked a cow; actually, several cows over the years. We needed an extra refrig to keep the milk and it is really nice to have milk customers. I remember selling it for 50 cents, then 75 cents and then $1 a gallon.
Of course, the state and federal government bureaucracies, now, think they have the right to stop you from selling fresh milk – a situation that is out-of-control.
I do recall that when you are milking a cow you quickly learn to use the extra milk. My sour dough uses milk. I also learned to make yogurt and cottage cheese. Both would be set behind the wood stove, which provided the right temperature. The yogurt could also be easily made into a cream-type of cheese by placing it in a porous cloth and hanging it over the sink for the liquid to drip out. I remember doing it overnight and hand-squeezing it a bit more the next morning; and it made a nice soft-type of cheese.
A few times, I tried making real cheese and I didn’t have the patience for it. Every step of the process had to be exact, especially in heating the milk to the correct temperature and holding it there for a certain amount of time. And I have already admitted that I don’t often follow recipes very well, so cheese-making wasn’t in the cards for me.
I figure the really cold temps could hit us any time, so we need to get more potatoes dug and stored in the cold bedroom in the house. We don’t have a good root cellar outside. The potatoes that are left in the ground and the rest of carrots will then need to be mulched well. I have wood chips and a compost pile of the plants and weeds we pulled from the garden. A good six-inches of mulch should be enough to protect the vegetables from single-digit temps in December and January.
POW
November got away from us and we didn’t have a meeting in November. I talked with Scott Valley Protect Our Water President Andrew Hurlimann and it was decided to hold our next meeting in January. Christmas activities are already upon us giving folks in our communities plenty to do. Check out Pie N Politics.com on the web for information. I will also announce our next meeting on Pie N Politics.com
President Andrew just asked that we all stay vigilant in being aware of the variety of issues and potential threats to our private property. He especially wanted to remind supporters of POW’s Mission Statement: We say “NO” to those regulations that are attempting to destroy our Constitutional Rights. We will not submit, nor sign our rights away; we will stand on those Constitutional Rights with all the resources at our command.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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Liz Writes Life 11-25-14

Liz Writes Life

Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA.

Nov. 25, 2014

With all the political upheaval in our state, nation and world, it is easy to forget the many things we are thankful for. The biggest for me is liberty. I like the freedom to live where I want to live. Yes, the economic opportunities in our rural Siskiyou County are not as plentiful as in urban areas, but the open spaces and wildlife are what we enjoy. It is the fact that I enjoy my freedoms and liberty that keeps me involved in the political nightmares that surround us.
With liberty in mind, I will bring you up-to-date on the progress of the State of Jefferson project. Our Jefferson Declaration Committee has expanded and now includes over 19 committees in 19 Northern California Counties. Town Hall introductory meetings with our spokesman Mark Baird explaining the process, reasoning and practical aspects have been held in: Lassen, Shasta, Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Butte, Tehama, Lake, Colusa, Yuba, Sutter, Placer, Plumas, Nevada, Sierra and El Dorado. Mendocino has recently formed a Jefferson committee and we expect a Town Hall will be held there soon.
In many of these counties, Mark has also provided a presentation on the State of Jefferson to the Boards of Supervisors. Just two weeks ago, I attended his presentation to the Trinity County Board of Supervisors, in Weaverville, and it was well received. The board room was packed to overflowing with supporters of the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California. A few weeks before Mark spoke to the Plumas County Supervisors and the board room was also packed with supporters. On Dec. 2, 2014, Mark will be speaking to the Lake County Supervisors.
Six county boards of supervisors have approved the Declaration to withdraw. They are: Siskiyou on Sept. 3, 2013, Modoc, Glenn, Yuba, Tehama and Sutter. We submitted the Siskiyou and Modoc Declarations, along with a petition for equal representation and a redress of our grievances, to the California Secretary of State, California Assembly and Senate, on Aug. 28, 2014. The date has been set for Jan. 15, 2015 to submit the other four county Declarations to the state offices with another big rally at the California Capitol.
I am thankful for Mark Baird, who is our leader and spokesman. He is thoughtful, thorough and practical. And, he is amazingly dedicated to travel hundreds of miles to these meetings. Luckily, he has friends Mike and Pauline Cramer and Tom and Verna Pease who, quite often, take turns driving him. You can find many of Mark’s presentations and discussions on youtube videos on several websites: Jefferson Declaration.net, State of Jefferson 51.com, and Placer Jefferson State.net.
Recently, a 45-minute video has been posted and is well worth watching. It is of Steve Baird, who is not closely related to Mark (as far as they know). Steve and his wife, Dianna, are leaders of the Placer County Jefferson Committee and are aiding the project tremendously. Steve put together a model that can be used to understand the financial viability of the potential State of Jefferson. Our state can do more than survive! By reducing the hindering government agency regulations, fees and fines, new industry will be created – especially by thinning our over-grown forests and allowing for mineral exploration. I am thankful to the many folks that see the viability and potential to provide liberty by creating a 51st state in the US of A. It can be done!
Grateful
A project that I did with my children’s church class includes taking a piece of paper and writing as many things as you can think of that you are thankful. I told the girls that the page needs to be packed full and overflow to the other side. I offer this as a fun project to do on Thanksgiving for folks of all ages. Yes, we truly do need to stop and appreciate all that we have. God has truly blessed me abundantly and I want to be sure that I am grateful to Him.
Garden
Speaking of abundance, I need to dig more carrots and potatoes before it gets any colder. Both will be cooked with our Thanksgiving turkey. I baked up one of the pumpkins that John and Jennifer Menke brought to our last Protect Our Water meeting and gave to me. I could probably make 8 pies out of the pulp, but will only make two and freeze the rest of the pulp in pint-sized freezer bags.
I checked the lettuce this morning and it looks frozen. It was 23 degrees at 8 a.m. Nov. 24, 2014 and the lettuce was crunchy. But it did survive last week’s 16 degree morning. I have been putting a quilt over them at night. I will let you know next week, if we were able to have homegrown lettuce for Thanksgiving or not.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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Liz Writes Life 11-18-14

Liz Writes Life

Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA

Nov. 18, 2014

The Klamath National Forest held eight meetings last week in local communities affected by the forest fires this summer. I wasn’t able to attend the Fort Jones meeting, but learned that only about 8 people showed up. I heard USFS employees used the “Delphi” technique of splitting the audience (participants) into small groups and had them answer questions at tables.
This technique is used by business and government agencies to gather data. In certain situations, it can be very useful. Unfortunately, for many of us rural folks, it is felt the questions are too narrow, which controls the outcome. I heard that one of the questions was: How did the fires make you feel? Most of the folks that I talked with during the heavy smoke from 210,000 acres burning were pretty angry. Yes, anger is the obvious answer. Those kinds of questions do not build trust.
So moving on. Several local citizens have decided to do something about the abuse of our public lands by the U.S. Forest Service’s lack of management of trees and, many times, poor decisions regarding fire fighting strategies. These concerned citizens have asked our Congressman Doug LaMalfa to hold a Congressional Field Hearing here in Siskiyou County. This is a big deal folks. Field Hearings are not often held as Congress prefers to meet in Washington D.C.
I attended one of the largest Congressional Field Hearings that had been held, up to that time. It was in Klamath Falls in June 2001. The reason for this Field Hearing was the water shut-off to over 1,400 farmers and 10s of 1,000s of smaller land owners due to the Biological Opinion from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the resulting decision by the Bureau of Reclamation at Klamath Falls to “save” the water for the ESA-listed sucker fish in the Upper Klamath Lake and not provide the water to the legal property owners. (Whew, that was a long description.)
There were a handful of Congressional House Representatives and even several U.S. Senators from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and I think Nevada. Our own Congressman Wally Herger participated. Testimony was provided as a large crowd watched from the stands in the Event Center in Klamath Falls. The next year, the water was turned on for irrigation.
Also, with this request for a Congressional Field Hearing, a petition-type of support statement is now available for folks to sign. It is hoped that 1,000s of concerned residents will sign. It is titled: “Citizens United Against Forest and Fires Management Policy.” These will be given to the Congressional Field Hearing Committee, when the meeting is held.
The petition states that the “current U.S. Forest Service policy be changed to once again aggressively manage forests and resources.” I like the word “aggressively” since we know that the lack of thinning, called harvesting, is causing the thick growth that creates catastrophic destructive wildfires.
There are two phone numbers to call to request the petition. Please ask your family, friends and neighbors to sign. This is a chance for “we the people” to voice our frustration and show support. Call 530-598-7230 or 530-598-4076.
A big “thank you” goes out to our Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, who lent their support by approving a letter to Congressman LaMalfa requesting the Congressional Field Hearing. They voted 5-0 to send the letter. LaMalfa sits on the Public Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee and has already toured the 2014 Klamath National Forest blackened fire areas.
Previously, our Siskiyou Board adopted a Resolution on Sept. 2, 2014, that declared the “ongoing state of emergency based on current conditions on National Forest System lands and the failure of the federal government to effectively manage forest health.” Our supervisors are being vocal in these issues that so greatly affect our county and its people. Again, “thank you.”
I sent in my comment on the Westside Fire Recovery Project of the Klamath National Forest by the deadline of Nov. 14, 2014. Those fire-damaged trees need to be harvested – now. Blackened trees that will make great products are being moved out of Shackleford and Klamath River areas, where the land is privately owned. Just doesn’t make sense that it will be at least a year, before the USFS can do anything about their huge amount of fire-damaged trees, because of the threat of lawsuits by Greenies!
Boles Fire
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that 18 loan applications have been approved to aid 16 home owners and two business owners in rebuilding after the devastating Sept. 2014 Boles Fire in Weed destroyed over 150 homes and businesses.
Public Information Officer Susheel Kumar said that a total of $2,387,200 has been approved. Susheel encourages everyone who lost their home or business in the Boles Fire to apply for the extremely low interest rate loans. Call him at 916-735-1500.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
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Liz Writes Life 11-11-14

Nov. 11, 2014

Liz Writes Life

Finally, got the garlic planted. Kathy at Scott Valley Feed has always suggested planting garlic in the fall with Nov. 1 the cut-off date. Well it didn’t get planted until Nov. 6 at our house, but I think it should do OK. I have been cooking with a lot more garlic lately, so we planted 65 cloves 3-4 inches apart in two rows and covered them with plastic mesh to keep the cats from digging into it.
I was surprised to see that a few more onions have popped up from the Sept. 1 planting of Walla Walla seeds. The lettuce that was planted at the same time really grew well and is 9 inches tall now, but the onions didn’t germinate very well – at least that was what I thought. Since they seem to like the cooler weather, and we did get some good rain, I think I’ll plant another packet of onion seeds at the end of the garlic, just to see how they do through the winter. Who knows maybe they will start growing in Feb. or March and I’ll have fresh green onions for a few weeks.

I picked the last (very small) zucchini last week and combined it with the 10-inch long one that I picked the week before, and stored in the refrig, to make our last casserole. I checked the green tomatoes that are under the bed in the cool bedroom and found over a half dozen were turning red, so I used several of them. Cooked this batch with sausage, Mozzarella and Monteray Jack Pepper Cheese. Started with chopped garlic cloves and onion browned in peanut oil. Yum.

Folks had a good time socializing at the Mt. Bolivar Grange Callahan Dinner and Dance last weekend. Karen Berryhill was dubbed the winner of the biggest set of buck antlers with four points on each side.

Thank you to parade organizer, Karen Wresch, and the American Legion Perry Harris Post #260 for the wonderful Veterans’ Parade in Etna on Saturday. A great crowd showed up too. It was a very nice event.

Election

I was quite pleased when Siskiyou Advisory Measure M didn’t pass. That was the one where the Karuks plan to illegally build a casino in Yreka. According to National Indian Gaming rules, Tribes cannot put a casino off their reservation or ancestral lands. Karuks never had a reservation and did not have one in Yreka. Their housing tracks in Yreka are in HUD Trust – not the correct type of Trust land. Also a Shasta National burial ground is within a half mile of the Karuk’s proposed casino proving Yreka is Shasta Nation territory. The Karuk ancestral territory is down at Orleans, so that is where their casino should be built. It would be legal in Orleans and a great boon to its local economy!

It was also good to see that in the state Prop. 48 also did not pass rejecting tribal gaming compacts for two other Tribes that are trying to build illegal off-reservation casinos. In my opinion, they can have their casinos, but they must follow the rules that were established for Indian Gaming. It is really frustrating, when hypocrisy reigns supreme.

Yep, pretty bummed that the Prop. 1 Water Bond passed. Looks like special interests will continue to be paid for money-grabbing projects that really won’t add the sufficient water storage that is needed. I just hope the Sites Dam actually gets built down near the Sacramento area and our Klamath Dams don’t get ripped out.

Smart Meters
Tonight, the Yreka Tea Party Patriots will be discussing the “Smart Meters” or radio frequency (RF) meters that Pacific Power has begun putting on homes in Siskiyou County. Groups in urban areas are fighting the RF meters claiming they can be health hazards and do affect pace makers. My biggest frustration with them is that they record and store data of private and personal activities of the appliances in your home. Newer appliances communicate with the RF meter, which can shut them off, if too much electricity is being used. Sounds horribly “Big Brother” and crazy, but this is true folks.
Find out more and attend the Yreka Tea Party meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Decision Life Church on the corner of Main and Oberlin; or check out my website: www.Liz Bowen.com

Fire salvage

Please comment this week in support of salvaging the thousands of burned trees in the “Westside Fire Recovery Project” in the Klamath National Forest. Forest health will be improved tremendously, which will also protect the watersheds. Science proves clean-up after fires is paramount in aiding the forests and wildlife. The deadline for comments is Nov. 14, 2014. Go to Liz Bowen.com for more info and a link to the comment page that is on-line.

Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.

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