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 By SCOOP

02/22/2012  1:54PM

Big Move Forward for Sixteen to One

This morning the Sierra County Planning Commission approved the rezoning of the Sixteen to One mine from General Forest to Industrial. The project involves a County initiated Zone Amendment that was included in the County General Plan. Twenty five agencies received notice of the proposed change. None raised environmental concerns. The planning staff findings say, “The proposal will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment and is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

The commission took action recommending the Sierra County Supervisors approve the zone amendment project and adopt an ordinance amending the zoning from GF District to IN District pursuant to Sierra County Code 15.32et.seq. Paper will be completed this Spring after another public hearing (required by law).

Mike Miller testified before the Commission stating that this action is good for the Sixteen to One and also may benefit other mining operations in Sierra County. After the meeting Scoop learned that another significant result from this project is the changes it makes to California’s claim that the Sixteen to One qualifies for regulation under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1976. Miller has issues with the Department of Conservation enforcement of the position of the agency. “This mine has operated over 100 years and is an underground gold mine not a surface mine. SMARA has a purpose to protect people, communities and the environment; however, it is a stretch to count our mine as one under that law.” Most rural and small counties lean for local control instead of Sacramento’s interpretation of life in the back country. Congratulations to the planning staff and commissioners for their actions today.
 By martin newkom

02/11/2012  4:35PM

Our people in Sierra County who
have relatives in Sutter Co.(Yuba City) have told us that Sierra Co.seeks to issue a Pension bond which the PERS wants a lot of interest(variable) to float it.
Umqua Bank features a better deal, it was deternined.
But why couldn't the 'Sixteen' contract with the County to mine and provide funds for the county to avoid the pension bond and mine enough for themselves to pay their back
property tax in the process?
 By martin newkom

02/11/2012  4:35PM

Our people in Sierra County who
have relatives in Sutter Co.(Yuba City) have told us that Sierra Co.seeks to issue a Pension bond which the PERS wants a lot of interest(variable) to float it.
Umqua Bank features a better deal, it was deternined.
But why couldn't the 'Sixteen' contract with the County to mine and provide funds for the county to avoid the pension bond and mine enough for themselves to pay their back
property tax in the process?
 By martin newkom

02/11/2012  4:34PM

Our people in Sierra County who
have relatives in Sutter Co.(Yuba City) have told us that Sierra Co.seeks to issue a Pension bond which the PERS wants a lot of interest(variable) to float it.
Umqua Bank features a better deal, it was deternined.
But why couldn't the 'Sixteen' contract with the County to mine and provide funds for the county to avoid the pension bond and mine enough for themselves to pay their back
property tax in the process?
enough gold
 By SCOOP

02/10/2012  3:14PM

A rich cache of historical photographs arrived this week for the Underground Gold Miners Museum thanks to the generosity of a benefactor. We can hope some will find their way to this website. Scoop says “hope” because for almost a month no one has been able to put photographs on the website and nobody seems to know how to solve this problem.

Pictures include pre fires and before automobiles. It’s the horse and buggy days plodding through the snowy narrow street. China town is visible on the north side of Main Street. There are pictures with early cars and trucks. Sometimes the miners are wearing cloth hats underground. Children are marching in parades along with bands playing. Alleghany is an historic place. History making will return when the gold miners are given an opportunity to mine for gold.
 By SCOOP

01/26/2012  2:42PM

A lawsuit against the Company was filed by the California Department of Conservation on January 6. 2010. The Company was coerced by threats of Surface Mining Reclamation Act fees, penalties and paying for the expenses of government lawyers of $351,000 and the government’s overwhelming power of litigation to settle the odd lawsuit. The lawsuit came as a surprise to the Company because the governing appointed board over the Department of Conservation’s lawsuit never conducted an administration hearing on the matter. Due process, established in California for airing differences with state agencies was denied the Company. “Maybe it is just a sad reflection of the times,” said Michael Miller, who is responsible for authorizing the settlement.
 By Rick

01/13/2012  5:31PM

This is of bomb-shell development significance to our Constitutional rights!

Its actually possible that my use of the above adjective will encarcerate me into eternity for the threat meant only in prosaic terms. In other words: watch what you say, because it may land you in prison.

Which country am I living in?

The old lethal bad-guy terrorist definition has just morphed into a new potential for authoritarian definition: POLITICAL TERRORISM, (the phrase predicted here first) although Ayn Rand and George Orwell wrote about the concept, now manifesting into reality.

In case anyone thinks I've gone "off my rocker" please check back (in a personal sense) to see if I've been disappeared in the next couple of years. I'm serious. Once a regime re-defines purpose and combines with the cyber technological ability to parse words and phrases, identify and locate the "offenders" and hence target said potential "threats" to the "good of the country"....we're screwed.

THE MOST IMPORTANT issue at hand for our freedom at this moment in time is the teeter-totter swing of our courts, and the potential for appointment to the US Supreme Court to be swayed by an opportunistic authoritarian administration hell-bent upon forcing control upon us.

This is why we vote.
 By bluejay

01/11/2012  2:12PM

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-01-06/politics/30596530_1_president-obama-political-humor-obama
 By bluejay

01/11/2012  10:25AM

Martin Armstrong weighs in concerning our long established rights:

http://www.martinarmstrong.org/files/Ron%20Paul%20Last%20Hope/index.htm
 By Rae Bell

01/11/2012  8:34AM

Please read the article posted under "News" this morning. Please share.
 By SCOOP

12/31/2011  3:21PM

Goodbye to the year 2011. The upcoming year is glorious to ponder. Scoop was seriously conflicted by the hostile pursuits of awful misconduct by California’s civil servants towards the Sixteen to One. Scoop knew more than he could write. Scoop realized the hardships inflicted by both the water agency staff and various public lawyers on the company, mine and its crew. A dark cloud of destruction without the right to face your accusers hung over the mine. Just weeks ago that cloud vanished with the dismissal of the motion for summary judgment. Although legal issues remain, Scoop (who really studied the facts and laws) tells you right now that if the water board and the mine fail to settle the issue, the water board will lose in court. The insanity of this lawsuit is the lawyers claiming that the whole deal is for the People of the State of California. Can you recall what BS means?

Besides the water lawsuit a second law suit is being prosecuted by the same public agency, California’s Attorney General. Wow, this one is also filed for the People of California. Aren’t they civil servants nice to us! These lawsuits add thousands of dollars to an already insolvent state and by some radical twist of fate the plaintiffs win, there is no money to collect for the people. What are the motivational factors driving this insane bunch of civil servants? Guesses welcomed.

The second lawsuit seeks money because of allegations that the mine violates surface mining reclamation regulations (SMARA to its followers). Just as the water servants cherry picked the water regulations (Pointed out by the judge in his decision), the social department hired to protect California’s natural resources for the benefit of California is doing the same thing. Is another motion for summary judgment heading towards the beleaguered mine? No, but if Scoop is wrong, the mine owners should seek high monetary damages under a choice of numerous legal bad behavior regulations and laws.

The 2012 year will be a great one for everyone associated with the 100- year old company and its 150 year old mines. There remains much to do to make this year fantastic. Many other people are needed to move progress but the irrefutable fact, one that has not and cannot be tampered with, is the gold deposit itself. There are few in the world that equals its excitement.

If you have some time as the old year fades away, scan through the FORUM topics or read the entire NEWS or Newsletter sections or any of the other headings. Think about what it will be like when 30 or 40 miners restart digging for gold.

To again quote Damon Runyan, Guys and Dolls as Mike did on December 22,2011 under How to Approach Thin Veins & Cost : “The race may not always to be the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that’s the way to bet.”

Dark clouds have hovered over Alleghany from time to time. They may drop trouble but they always disappear. Maybe it’s just this warm sunny day in winter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but Scoop knows that the tide turned last year and a ship of gold is incoming on a fresh tide.
 By SCOOP

12/19/2011  2:49PM

Look at the homepage for some recent postings, to those of you who look here (at the FORUM) first.
An MSHA inspector showed up last week. Because nobody was working at the mine that day he was not able to complete his inspection.
Alleghany Volunteer Fire Department had their annual Christmas Party for the kids on Saturday. The weather was incredibly warm for December 17th. People with long-sleeve shirts were peeling them off. A very good turnout. Lots of new young faces in Alleghany, the most recent being born in August of this year.
There was a Title 22 Refresher class (First Aid for Public Safety Personnel) held at Underground Gold Miners Museum on Sunday. Nine local volunteer firefighters attended.
The front porch of the historical church in Alleghany was recently replaced. It looks very nice!
No snow in sight, it is looking as if we will not be having a white Christmas this year.
 By SCOOP

11/30/2011  5:35PM

The high Sierra is rocken' and rolling tonight! Winds began this morning, continuing through the day and right now, the windows are rattling. No one in Alleghany is complaining. Last year at this time it was all about snow, cold and few were ready for the early winter in the fall.
 By martin newkom

11/22/2011  10:31AM

Yeah, my Reno relatives live in
the s/w area of Reno. Their Home
is ok but the daughters home that
is further south and west was in
danger. The family told me there was some snowfall which helped out.
 By SCOOP

11/20/2011  11:38AM

Ray was out of town when the speeding wind driven fire raced down the canyon behind his house. A massive battle stopped the fire; however it jumped the southern ridge and continued towards Reno. Ray’s wife called him in a near panic. He directed her to load the car with some precious items, point it out of the garage towards the street in preparation to flee. Before evacuation was ordered hundreds of fire fighters stopped the fiery path towards his house. A fire loss has monetary consequences but priceless and irreplaceable items tears the heart into pieces of despair. Most of Reno dodged that bullet last week, including the Wittkopps.
 By bluejay

11/18/2011  9:26PM

Ray's home is in the north-east general area of the fire area s/w of Reno and he most likely has been evacuated with his wife and dog. Embers were flying around earlier in the area from the main fire. The wind has now died down with slight snow falling for the past two hours.
 By auriferous

11/18/2011  2:33PM

Just heard about the fire in Reno. Does Ray still have his house? Our thoughts are with you.
 By martin newkom

11/01/2011  5:22PM

Yeah, there is a chinese joss
house not too far away from there
in Weaverville maybe we should
go up there and offer prayer for
both the Sixteen and the Brown
Bear's wellbeing. The oriental
gods might look favorably on the
two mines.
 By SCOOP

11/01/2011  12:34PM

Company retained a buy-back with the new owner. He is a long time shareholder and friend of Mike's. They agreed to this to eliminate any allegation of Mike giving him a sweet deal. Brown Bear is in the best group of gold mines in California for risk/reward and exploration. You like gold? You want to get into the market? Title is clean; sale has no over riding royalties and price is $5 million cashiers check.
 By martin newkom

11/01/2011  9:41AM

I thought that the Brown Bear was
sold. Is there a buyback option
running? I so an exercise should
be strongly considered.

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