Explore The Great State of Jefferson

I just came across this nifty little publication. It has monthly news pdf’s going back 3 years. I only skimmed one of them before deciding to post this for anyone interested in my neck of the woods. Jefferson Backroads

Jefferson Backroads is a happy little publication overflowing with interesting stories telling the amazing history of the charming small towns in our Rural American region as well as current stories about upcoming events and many amazing Mom & Pop businesses operating here today. You can find our paper publications each month in many quality locations throughout Siskiyou County and also in many happy spots to the north – south – east & west.

Click on the links below to catch up on our monthly publications ONLINE 24/7/365. It does take a few moments for them to download but I promise it is WELL worth the Wait! You will see LOTS of our local businesses, upcoming events and a lot of interesting local history! Lots of FUN INFO! We hope you enjoy reading our Jefferson Backroads Publications!

Jefferson Backroads

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Harry Reid Breaks His Face and Ribs: Koch Brothers Suspected

Okay, maybe not the Koch brothers, but as one commenter put it, “If you break ribs & facial bones during exercise, you’re doing it wrong.

Updated Picture. Yup, that’s some nasty shit on his eye. From the looks of the shirt there’s a good bit of padding on those ribs.

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was involved in an exercise accident that caused him to be rushed to the hospital.

According to a statement released by his office, the 75-year-old Nevada Democrat was using a piece of exercise equipment in his home Thursday when it broke and caused him to fall and “break a number of ribs and bones in his face.

“Senator Reid was first brought to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson by his security detail,” the senator’s office said. “He was then transferred to UMC for further testing, where he was admitted overnight as a precaution.”

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The rest at Biz Pac Review

Top 10 Climate Discoveries of 2014

From the great mind of Dr. Roy Spencer, Ph. D. I give you the top ten climate discoveries of 2014. And Happy New Year!

Top 10 lists are popular this time of year, so I gave in to the peer pressure. Here’s my Top 10 list of totally true climate stories of 2014. Kind of like that movie “Fargo”, which was not “based on a true story”, but was a totally “true story”.

10. Weather did not even occur before Henry Ford automated the production of the automobile. No, really, look it up.

9. Climate modelers discovered that the Earth is not warming nearly as fast as their models predicted. A multi-billion dollar effort is now underway to make the climate system warm even faster.

8. The Koch Brothers were discovered to be extraterrestrials out to destroy the Earth. If you haven’t heard that yet…you are one of the stupid people who were deemed to be not trustworthy enough with the information.

7. Global sea ice reached a near record maximum, due to a bust-gut effort by Exxon-Mobil which has been making ice cubes in China and shipping them to the poles.

6. Global warming causes cooling. This had always been expected, but it was finally proved by two French literature graduates who Googled it.

5. It’s Bush’s fault.

4. A viable replacement for fossil fuels was finally discovered: Solar Freakin’ Roadways. (If solar panels tilted toward the sun and kept clean are a good idea, then putting them on the ground and running over them with 10-ton trucks is even better!)

3. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists surveyed agreed that if the global warming issue (and their government funding) went away, their careers would end.

2. The 420th U.N. climate meeting in Lima, Peru, was finally made carbon-neutral with jet travel fueled by methane gathered from unicorn herds, and carbon offsets purchased from Al Gore which will go toward planting of 5.3 billion trees which never die.

1. Carbon dioxide (necessary for life on Earth) was discovered to be different from carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas). The full implications of this finding are still being investigated, but are not expected to interfere with continuing plans to increase energy prices and keep Third World people from becoming First World.

Drought Stricken California Suddenly Green

Some encouraging news compared to last year. From Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

Heavy rains over the last few weeks have led to a sudden greening of much of California, as revealed in yesterday’s color satellite image compared to exactly 1 year ago (click for full size):

NASA MODIS imagery of central and northern California on Dec. 23 of 2013 and 2014.
Many stations in Northern California have recorded over 20 inches of rain, and Folsom Dam has received a whopping 62 inches of rain this month. Lake Shasta, the largest reservoir in California, has erased almost half of its deficit below its normal level for this time of year.

Merry Christmas

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Shasta Lake Rises 10 ft. in One Day

This is some great news for our area from Dr. Roy Spencer.

The latest in a series of Pacific storms hit California yesterday with high winds and over 6 inches of rain at Shasta Dam. A number of mountain stations that feed the reservoirs in N. California, which are at very low levels from the continuing drought, have registered over 10 inches of rain in the last week.

With yesterday’s heavy rains, Lake Shasta rose a spectacular 10.6 feet in one day, which added over 130,000 acre feet of water volume to California’s largest reservoir. That’s enough water to fill 65,000 Olympic size swimming pools.

The following graph shows that there is still a long way to go to reach even normal water levels on Lake Shasta:
Lake-Shasta-storage-Dec-12-2014Click image to enlarge

Nevertheless, it also shows how the reservoir can recover in only one year, as it did from the 1976-77 dry period to the 1977-78 wet period, the result of rains from weak El Nino conditions.

The current El Nino conditions in the Pacific are contributing to the current wet and stormy period, which will need to continue before we can even begin to talk about the drought being over.

Trying to Get Back on Track

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I’m going to try to get back to a bit of blogging here as the past couple of years have been a bit crazy. Not to mention that Facebook has made a lot of people, including me, just too lazy to even move around the internet. So, early New Years resolution here….at least one post a week to start. I’ve forgotten most of the tricks and gimmicks to posting, but like Nuke did when he handed me the keys to his place several years ago and said go play with it and figure it out, I will explore it again. So I’m just kickin it in the great State of Jefferson.

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