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r- Page 4 Hells Canyon Journal March 23, 2016 fLett New Rules for Children Unsolicited Advice to Coordinating or at PV Grange Dances Lions Crab Feed Cooperating? To the Editor: Organizers To the Editor: This concerns the dances To the Editor: Those are two terms that thattheGrangeputsonatthe Do business with proven are used a lot in land use Pine ValleyGrangeHall. We, crab supplier, planning but there is a big the members putting on the Order crab "cracked, difference in how they are dances, have become con- backed and pro-sectioned." appliedwhen you dealwitha cernedaboutthesafetyofyour (Thispreparationisincluded public land agency like the children, in the price and eliminates a Forest Service or the Bureau Wearesettingupsomenew lot of work and mess.) of LandManagementandyou rules. Yourchildrencancome On the first of December,are a local government unit. to the dance, but many are start checking with the crab One of the biggest differences running around and being supplier to see how much the isthatthe PUBLICisengaged disruptive. We are asking you Crabbers are being paid and and informed with coordina- to come and chaperone chil- condition of crab(full, meaty, tion. As Commissioners we dren sixth grade and under etc.). The processor is closely get to voice Baker County or make arrangements withmonitored by the Oregon citizen's point of view as an other adults attending the Dungeness Crab Commis- equal seat at the table. The dance, sion, which ensures that the County Commission has cer- We are also concerned actual weight of crab in each tain rights and authorities in with the safety of the chil- boxisaccurate, excludingice, the relationship as it is writ- dren who run inandoutsideBepreparedtopickupcrab ten in the federal law butalot of the hall during the dance, at supplier's designated point of counties don't exercise it to We are not allowing any with a U-Haul truck, either its maximum usefulness. childunder18togooutside. Thursday evening or earlyCoordination is a WIN- Any child sixth grade to 18 Friday morning before theWIN situation for Baker years old leaving the build- feed. Be prepared to pay in County and Federal Agencies ing cannot return unless they advance of pick up. As a Baker County Com- ask legitimate permission. Quantity to order is deter- missioner Irepresentacounty We are deeply concerned minedatarateoftwo-and-a- whoisgoingthroughthepro- about their safety, as wehalfpoundsperpersonserved, cess of making sure that we don't know what goes on Thisallowsforenoughtofeedare engaged with the outside, the servers; and any leftover federal government and land Remember, you came to is available for sale on Sun- agencies as a coordinating dance or learn to dance. We, day morning, agency. In contrast, when you the members putting on the Your budget should allow become a cooperating agency dances, enjoy doing so and for the cost of all other food, you have to sign a Memoran- givingyou theopportunity to ingredients and U-Haul dum of Understandinginor- have something to do and rental and gas. Approxi- der to participate and the learn. Take this to heart. We mately $1,800 for beer and meetings become private and are thinking of the safety of pop and $2,000 for all food, confidential. The PUBLIC is your children, including bread, no longer engaged. Thank you, Arrangements for crowd Counties have a much more control is a major concern, powerful and effective tool if Wyona Edwards we exercise our Coordination Grange Master Respectfully, rights so we can represent and Pine Valley Grange Ralph Smead, protect our local people and Halfway, Oregon Halfway, Oregon their desires with regards to local management and plan- Scoping Period Pine Valley Range Allotment Management Plan USDA - Forest Service , ,,.:; ...... Wallowa-W itman National Forest Whitman Ranger District Baker and Wallowa Counties, Oregon The Whitman Ranger District invites you to comment on the proposed Pine Valley Range Allotment Management Plan Environmental Analysis (Pine Valley). The Boulder Creek, West Pine Valley, East Pine Valley, and Ghostbull allotments are located in the Pine Creek watershed on the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Portions of two of these allotments are also within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. These allotments consist of about 93,950 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands and 300 acres of private lands that have been waived to the Forest Service for management of livestock grazing for the term of the permit. This private land is managed with NFS lands to meet resource management standards. For more detailed information, the following link will direct you to electronic versions of the scoping letter and maps: http:llwww.fs.usda.govlprojectl?project=48919 HOW TO COMMENT Those of you who are interested in the Pine Valley project are encouraged to become involved in the planning process by providing us with comments and suggestions. Your comments will be considered and used to identify issues associated with the proposal. Written comments are needed by Atori122, 2016. These comments will be used to resolve issues and develop additional alternatives. Comments that you provide on this project will become a matter of public record. Written comments concerning the project must be submitted to: Jeff Tomac, c/o Melissa Shelley Whitman Ranger District, 1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A, Baker City, OR 97814,or FAX comments to: 541-523- 6394. Hand-delivered comments must be submitted during business hours, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Written comments shall include your name, address, and (if possible) telephone number; organization represented if any, title of document on which the comment is being submitted, and specific facts or comments along with supporting reasons that you believe the Responsible Official should consider in reaching a decision. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rff), Word (.doc), or portable document format (.pdf). Email electronic comments to: comrnents- For electronically mailed comments, the sender should normally receive an automated electronic acknowledgement from the agency as confirmation of receipt. If the sender does not receive an automated acknowledgment of the receipt of the comment, it is the sender's responsibility to ensure timely receipt by other means. Emails submitted to e-mail addresses other than the one listed above, in other formats than those listed, or containing viruses will be rejected. Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office during normal business hours via telephone 541-523-1333 or in person at the street address, above, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that is designed to elicit public comments. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record for this proposal and will be available for public inspection (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. The proposed project is subject to the objection process pu rsuant to 36 CFR 218. Individuals and entities who have submitted timely, specific written comments regarding a proposed project or activity during any designated opportunity for public comment may file an objection. For objection eligibility each individual or representative from each entity must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request. In cases using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. If you have any questions, additional information can be provided by contacting Kelby Witherspoon at (541) 523-1333. ning. The reason this is im- portant is clear: local govern- ments have the responsibility of funding public services with revenue from property taxes and provide necessary services to the citizens and local governing boards. Baker County Commissioners have the duty to provide for the public safety, health and wel- fare, so must be involved in development and early stages of plans and policies that af- fect the human and natural environment and resources with Baker County. Through coordination, lo- cal government can place emphasis on the "Human Environment" often ignored by those interested only in the "Natural Environment. " Bill Harvey Chair, Baker County Board of Commissioners More Letters on Pages 8 and 9 Letters Policy The Hells Canyon Jour- nal encourages its readers to submit letters to the edi- tor. Letters may be submit- ted by mail, in person, or electronically. However, for verification, letters must contain the address and tele- phone number of the author. There is no limit on the length, although preference will be given to shorter let- ters. We reserve the right to edit, shorten, or refuse pub- lication of any letter, espe- cially those which are deemed libelous or in bad taste. Letters submitted anonymously will not be considered for publication. Service Join us March 27 the deck at Canyon B&B Rain locotioo. Iddm Power Roc Hall Potluck will follow your favorite dish for fellowship and the celebration of Easter All are welcome Maund Thursdmj 6PM : Methodist Church This service is a Seder meal, a reminder of the Passover Feast that Jesus shared with his disciples, known in the Christian Church as the Last Supper. All attending are asked to bring a dish to share that resembles in some way the traditional foods of the Passover: lamb, un/eavened bread, and bitter herbs. A worship service fo//ows the meaL Resurrection Sunrise 6:30AM - the Gravel Pit An ecumenical service held at the grave/pit between Hallway and Rich/and, led by the Christian, Methodist, and Nazarene churches of Eagle Valley This year's speaker is Reverend Gordon Bond of the Christian Church, with music provided by the Nazarene Church. Resurrection Breakfast 7:30AM- Eagle Valley Grange Hall This year's breakfast is hosted by the Methodist and Pine Baptist Churches and is served in the former Rich/and Elementary School. Resurreclbn services A celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 9:00am Richland United Methodist Church 9:45am Pine Valley Presbyterian Church Sunday School 11:00amPine Valley Presbyterian Church t Don't stand in a long line... Visit with people you know! Get your blood labs drawn at the CLINIC Comprehensive Metabolic & Lipid Panel. $28 TSH - $10 PSA - $20 Vendors & Information Booths Breakfast Burritos available for a donation Saturday, April 9'" 7AM TO 10AM Halfway Lion's Club PINE EAGLE CLINIC KRISTINA M. UEHLIN PA-C 742-5023 OPEN MONDAY-THURSDAY 8AM PTO 5PM Canyon Journal 145 North Main St. P.O. Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834 Phone: 541-742-7900 Fax: 541-742-7933 email: Editor and Publisher - Steve Backstrom Staff: Julie Bishop, Linda Collier, Cindy Thayer, Anna Richardson, Hayley Sanders Correspondents: Linda Bergeron, John Garrigus, Sherrie Kvamme, Deb Lowe and Sybyl Smith Hells Canyon Journal (USPS 002-953) is published weekly by He!is Canyon Publishing, Inc. 145 North Main Street Halfway, Oregon. Annual subscriptions are $30.00 (Baker County) or $40.00 (other areas). Periodicals postage paid at Halfway, Oregon. Postmaster: Send address changes to Hells Canyon Journal, PC Box 646 Halfway, OR 97834-0646. Member of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Soroptimist "Mad Hatter" Tea Party Set for March 30 Soroptimist International of Baker County will hold a Mad Hatter Tea Party- an evening of Alice in Wonder- landdnspired activities- on Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sunridge Restaurant in Baker City. Voters Choice Awards will be given to the "maddest hat and costume," and the "best tea pot and tea cup." Please RSVP by March 25 to (541) 519-4484 to reserve a seat. lin Also Open Please bring clean Corrugated cardboard Plastic milk jugs Junkmail / magazines Aluminum Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm Recycling Center on East Record Street in Halfway Newsprint Office Paper Glass Tin cans This space furnished by the Hells Canyon Journal | J ! i