Facebook makes it so hard to find stuff later, when you post as often as I do. This is my attempt to be able to find some articles later on.
I love to write and do research, but there is so much going on right now that I don't have time to write my own articles for the most part. I am giving you guys as much info as I can with news reports of other people's work so that you can become informed in the subjects that interest you.
I haven't researched this deal very much yet, but in July 2015 the U.S. House of Rep. passed Greg Walden's bill to prevent new national monuments and creating new wilderness designations that would lock up millions of acres of land, and taking away property rights of current landowners. For example, in the case of Crater Lake, the federal government wants to vastly expand the wilderness area, which some say could make it so that Diamond Lake Resort would have to close down.
Then, the issue came up again for the Ochoco Mountains National Wilderness, challenged by a group called Oregon Wild last fall. A few more meetings/hearings were held. I'm not sure that everybody in the Crooked River Ranch and Prineville area were aware of the meetings.. Last week, a final meeting was held, and the meeting location was changed to a smaller space at the last minute, leaving people not able to get in to speak. Many of those who did speak were very angry. Crook County Judge McCabe did a short video apologizing for the poor communication.
So now, Greg Walden, is holding four meetings over the next few days to talk with people about this issue.
In addition, lawyer KrisAnne Hall is holding two meetings in Burns at the fairgrounds, on Monday and Tuesday. She will also be in Prineville in April.
So, for now, I'll just post a bunch of news links below for easier reference in the future.
When: 11:00 am
Where: Crooked River Ranch Fire Station, 6971 SW Shad Road, Terrebonne
When: 1:30 pm
Where: Room 1868, 152 NW 4th St., Prineville
When: 3:30 pm
Where: Redmond Airport, 2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle, Redmond