Sherman County eNews #8

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Sherman County Senior & Community Center January Meal Menu
  2. Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro
  3. Links
  4. Links: Rural Oregon, Harney County & Federal Land Management

1. Sherman County Senior & Community Center Meal Menu

January 2016: We serve lunch at 12:00, noon sharp.  First come, first served.   If you have a group of 2 or more, please let the Kitchen staff know at #565-3191, the day before to ensure that we make enough food to serve! MEAL PRICING: Under 60 Yrs. Is $6.00 ~ 60 Yrs. & UP $3.00 suggested donation!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
        1
Closed for New Years
4 5 6 7 8
Beef Chili French Toast Swedish Meatballs/Rice Parmesan Chicken Taco Bar w/all the fixins’
Cornbread Breakfast Casserole Veggies & Salad AuGratin Potatoes Spanish Rice & Beans
Green Salad & Dessert Fruit Pie & Ice cream Veggies, Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
11 12 13 14 15
Meatloaf Beef & Penne Casserole Oven Fried Chicken Baked Pollack Sausage Gravy over
Roasted Red Potatoes Cheesy Bread Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Coleslaw & Fries Biscuits
Veggies, Salad & Dessert Veggies, Salad & Fruit Veggies, Salad & Dessert Green Salad & Fruit Green Salad & Dessert
18 19 20 21 22
Closed for MLK Jr. Day

 

Mac & Cheese w/Bacon Beef Enchiladas Chicken Alfredo Turkey Basil Soup

 


2. Weather: Sherman Experiment Station, Moro

~ Erling Jacobsen

2015 air temp air temp air temp snow snow wind evapor. evapor. evapor. evapor. max water min water soil temp soil temp soil temp soil temp 2015
December max min current precip new on grnd. MPD reading adjust. daily year total temp temp 4″ max 4″ min 4″set 12″ date
1 22 18 22 T 44 35 35 35 35 1
2 24 19 21 0.25 0.5 0.5 74 35 35 35 35 2
3 29 20 27 0.05 0.5 67 35 35 35 35 3
4 40 27 36 T 0.5 85 35 35 35 35 4
5 44 28 31 T 76 35 35 35 35 5
6 47 31 40 0.02 T 47 35 35 35 35 6
7 52 38 39 0.55 90 38 35 38 35 7
8 58 39 55 0.36 156 39 37 39 38 8
9 65 45 46 0.10 302 48 44 48 43 9
10 52 34 40 0.31 118 48 43 43 41 10
11 48 29 32 0.01 163 43 40 40 41 11
12 42 32 35 0.14 61 40 40 40 40 12
13 45 35 35 0.19 183 40 39 40 39 13
14 44 34 36 T 244 43 39 39 39 14
15 40 25 32 186 40 38 38 38 15
16 40 31 38 T 101 38 38 38 38 16
17 39 26 26 0.26 3 3 65 37 37 37 38 17
18 33 26 28 0.16 1.00 4 72 37 37 37 38 18
19 38 28 32 0.29 1 4 101 37 37 37 38 19
20 44 22 29 0.10 T 3 75 37 37 37 37 20
21 42 29 33 0.10 T 2 151 37 37 37 37 21
22 45 30 35 0.09 T 1 226 38 37 37 37 22
23 42 29 34 0.14 0.5 1 149 38 37 37 37 23
24 38 28 29 T T 1 214 37 37 37 37 24
25 39 20 22 T 86 37 37 37 37 25
26 36 18 20 T 111 37 37 37 37 26
27 35 19 25 0.08 0.75 1 78 37 35 35 36 27
28 28 25 26 0.02 0.5 1 37 35 35 35 35 28
29 33 25 26 T T 1 31 35 35 35 35 29
30 31 21 21 0.07 1 2 77 35 35 35 35 30
31 30 17 21 2 83 35 35 35 35 31
SUM 1245 848 972 3.29 8.25 3553 SUM 0.00 1176 1148 1158 1151 SUM
AVG. 40.2 27.4 31.4 snow 114.6 AVG. 37.9 37.0 37.4 37.1 AVG.
4.8
December precipitation is 3.29″ which is 1.59″ above normal. The monthly average temperature was 33.8° which is 1.3° above normal.
2015-2016 Crop year total is 5.53″ which is .7″ above normal. 4″ soil temperature ranged from 48° to 35°.
The highest temperature was 65° on the 9th. The average windspeed at 26″ was 4.8 m.p.h. which is 2.2 m.p.h. above normal.
The lowest temperature was 17° on the 31st. The windiest day was the 9th with 302 miles recorded for 24 hours.
Long time averages indicate we can expect 56° and 15°. Calendar year precipitation for 2014 is 9.77″.

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3. LINKS

 Nuclear is Normal: Comparing Air Travel to Nuclear Energy

http://energyforhumanity.org/myth-busting/nuclear-normal-comparing-air-travel-nuclear-energy/

 2016 USPS Stamps

https://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2015/pr15_069.htm

Breathtaking Panoramic Church Ceilings

http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=18884

 Timberline Lodge

http://koin.com/2016/01/04/where-we-live-timberline-lodge/

 The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geopolitics-gregorian-calendar

 Geopolitical Intelligence

https://www.stratfor.com/

 Disarming the Navy Through Bureaucratic Bloat

http://www.wsj.com/articles/disarming-the-navy-through-bureaucratic-bloat-1451516977 

New glimpse of geology under Antarctic ice

Using technology built to withstand the harsh winters, scientists have managed to map the volcanos, rifts, and basins hidden under West Antarctica’s ice sheet. http://earthsky.org/earth/new-glimpse-of-geology-under-antarcticas-ice#.Vo03x-7uvV0.facebook

Oregon’s Top 10 Spirits

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2015/12/bottoms-up-to-2015-oregons-top-10-spirits-by.html

Columbia River Gorgeous

https://columbiarivergorgeparks.wordpress.com/

Pew Research

http://www.pewresearch.org/


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4. Links: Rural Oregon, Harney County & Federal Land Management

Open Letter to Sheiff Ward of Harney County, Oregon, and to all County Sheriffs in America

http://everydayconcerned.net/2015/11/24/judge-anna-von-reitz-an-open-letter-to-sheriff-ward-of-harney-county-oregon-and-to-all-county-sheriffs-in-america/

 Harney County Sheriff: Who Wants The Bundys To Go?http://www.opb.org/news/article/harney-county-residents-speak-out-on-occupation/

 Most federal land conflicts occurring out of public eye

http://www.capitalpress.com/Nation_World/Nation/20160107/most-federal-land-conflicts-occurring-out-of-public-eye?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Capital_Press

 BLM, Ruby Valley Treaty & the Paiute Dann Sisters

http://usuncut.com/resistance/dann-sisters-brutalized-by-blm-defending-land/

 Editorial: Dismiss the Bundy Bunch, but not the concerns of rural Oregonians

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/01/dismiss_the_bundy_bunch_but_no.html

 


 

 

 

 

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Sherman County eNews #7

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Notice: Sherman County Court Work Session with Wenaha Group, Jan. 15
  2. Threatened Chum Salmon Make Columbia River Comeback
  3. Letter to the Editor: Columbia Gorge Highway Centennial Stamp
  4. Harney County, Government Lands & Points of View
  5. Links

1. Notice: Sherman County Court Work Session with Wenaha Group, Jan. 15

The Sherman County Court has rescheduled their work session with Wenaha Group to Friday, January 15th, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Circuit Court Room. The purpose of the Work Session is to discuss the courthouse facilities project.


2. Threatened Chum Salmon Make Columbia River Comeback

 fish.salmonPortland, Ore.- Northwest biologists are closely monitoring chum salmon this winter as they record what might be the largest run of Columbia River chum in 13 years. The 2015 run could be as high as 20,000, making it the largest since 2002. The annual run of Columbia River chum salmon historically numbered more than 1 million. However, habitat loss and other factors caused their numbers to plummet during the last century to a low of just a few thousand per year. The federal government listed Columbia River chum as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1999. Called “dog” salmon because of their canine-like teeth, chum are the last salmon of the year to return to the Columbia to spawn, and their young are the first to leave for the ocean in the spring. Chum salmon generally spawn in the lower part of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam, preferring tributaries where warm ground water pushes up through spawning gravel. The warm water quickly incubates their eggs. The Bonneville Power Administration has funded two hatchery programs and construction of new spawning habitat for chum in several areas of the lower Columbia River. In 2011, BPA increased the capacity of two chum salmon spawning channels located on tributaries just below Bonneville Dam. BPA, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal partners, manages river flows from Bonneville Dam to keep chum salmon redds (or nests of eggs) under water during critical times of the year. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is also building a new spawning channel for chum salmon on the Lewis River. It should be completed by summer 2016. Check out NOAA’s Lower Columbia River Recovery Plan for Salmon and Steelhead. Video of chum spawning in a Lower Columbia River channel is also available.


3. Letter to the Editor: Columbia Gorge Highway Centennial Stamp  mailbox

To All:

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am to learn that a USPS stamp to commemorate the Columbia Gorge Highway Centennial next June will be an ungodly expensive $22.95 Priority Express stamp.  Talk about screwing the faithful stamp and postmark collectors!  I can’t even begin to think what the stamp advisory committee had in mind.  With such an historic event there could have been an effort to include every pocketbook and level of collecting.  I had envisioned maybe a souvenir sheet with maybe two vertical stamps (featuring two of the signature waterfalls) and two horizontal stamps to depict the Vista House and the overall beauty of the Gorge.  A single 49 cent stamp featuring Multnomah Falls or the Vista House would have been OK.  And the committee didn’t even have the courtesy of selecting a well known artist or photographer from the Columbia Gorge region to feature their work.  A lot of time and effort by many people went into sending the Advisory Committee attractive ideas over the past many months.

If this decision had been given some thought a first day issue ceremony would have drawn many hundreds next June to this economically challenged area (motels, restaurants and just plain tourists would have benefited).  I will end here because words in print would not be appropriate.  Three years of effort to steer the USPS in the right direction by many organizations, congressmen, and postal enthusiasts went for naught.

Discouraged,

William H. White

Postal Historian and Enthusiast

Brightwood, Oregon

cc:  many


4. Links: Harney County, Government Lands & Points of View

Oregon militants: Walden takes BLM to woodshed – transcript

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/01/post_227.html#incart_big-photo

 Greg Walden addresses U.S. House about situation in Harney County, Oregon, federal overreach in the West  

 

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden | SE Oregon Issues

http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/greg_walden_in_emotional_speec.html

 Oregon Standoff Reveals There Is No Adult Supervision of Federal Agencies in the West Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429266/oregon-rancher-protest-federal-agencies-out-control?0V3xlAbQAImMIqwd.01

Oregon Rancher Protest – Federal Agencies http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429266/oregon-rancher-protest-federal-agencies-out-control?0V3xlAbQAImMIqwd.01

The Hammond story

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/02/07/12-30337.pdf

The Hammond story

http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Hammond-v-United-States-13-1512-Reply-to-Brief-in-Opposition.pdf

 

No, The Oregon Ranchers Aren’t Terrorists

http://www.weeklystandard.com/no-the-oregon-ranchers-arent-terrorists/article/2000422

Oregon militants: Kate Brown seeks ‘swift resolution’ to standoff http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/oregon_militants_kate_brown_ca.html

 

Megyn Kelly’s Interview with Ammon Bundy

http://theweek.com/speedreads/597504/megyn-kelly-stares-down-oregon-standoff-leader-ammon-bundy-literally-unnervingly


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6. LINKS

Taylor Grazing Act

http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Casper/range/taylor.1.html

Public Lands Policy Coordination Act

http://www.alec.org/model-policy/public-lands-policy-coordination-act/

Why the Government Owns So Much Land

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/why-the-government-owns-so-much-land-in-the-west.html?_r=0

Philip Warren’s Matchstick Fleet

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Warren.htm

FiveThirtyEight  

http://fivethirtyeight.com/

 Sherman County Historical Society & Museum

www.shermanmuseum.org

 

Dinesh D’Souza

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vZRFcGrrsyc

 

The Patriot Post

http://patriotpost.us