It seems the Bureau of Land Management is at it again Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 7:57:46 PM
Subject: Re: ALERT ALERT
5 hrs · La Grande, OR
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT
THIS IS A STAND BY ORDER FOR ALL 3%ERS AND MILITIAS. YOU ARE NOT PROTESTERS. WE NEED TO GET HEAD COUNTS AND START SETTING UP SUPPLY ROUTES. WE WILL HAVE MORE INFO BY MONDAY
Josephone County, Oregon
We have word from Galice Mining District that BLM has given them a cease and desist order. They are working a mining claim that is believed to be one of the oldest continuing claims in the United States and have the records to prove their rights to the claim. They are protected under the General Mining Act of 1872.
Sheriff Gilbertson stood between the Miners and BLM, protecting their rights under the 1872 law. BLM is testing the new Sheriff, Dave Daniel, and where he stands on this issue. He allowed one of the Josephine Counties Deputies to accompany a BLM Ranger to serve the papers on the miners. This is setting up to become a Bundy Ranch type stand-off.
They have been given until April 25th to remove all of their mining equipment off the claim, to include a cabin they expect BLM to burn to the ground. Oregon III% is going to support them in whatever capacity we are able to, to include a response team for the protection of they’re claim. Understanding the dynamics of this group of independent miners, this has the potential to ramp up very quickly.
They will be challenging this in the court system, but they’re first hearing is after April 25th.
Josephine County Sheriff’s Office
601 Nw 5th St,
Grants Pass, OR 97526