Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 16, 1980, Page 9, Image 9

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    Bureau gives land to oil firms
By ERIC JONES
Of the Emerald
Despite environmentalists'
concerns, the Bureau of Land
Management awarded two oil
companies with geothermal
rights to 12 parcels of south
eastern Oregon desert land.
The BLM accepted bids in late
April totaling more than $1 mil
lion from Anadarko Production
Co., a subsidary of Panhandle
Eastern Pipeline Co., of Hous
ton, Texas and Getty Oil Co. of
Los Angeles.
Anadarko bid almost
$750,000 on April 29 for three
parcels totaling about 7,480
acres in the Alvord Known
Geothermal Resource Area.
The BLM also accepted two
bids from Anadarko on Jan. 8 to
bring that company’s total
holdings in the Alvord Desert to
more than 12,000 acres at a cost
of about $1 million.
Getty Oil bid a total of
$303,680 in the April 29 bidding
to “diligently explore and
develop geothermal resources”
on more than 14,000 acres in
the Alvord area.
The two oil companies now
hold more than 25,000 acres of
the Alvord KGRA. Much of the
land leased on the BLM sales
was designated as “areas
eliminated from further wilder
ness review" last October. The
BLM will decide on June 26
whether to dismiss other par
cels in the area from further
wilderness review.
The BLM officials say it is
consistent with wilderness
management policy to sell
geothermal rights on lands that
are still under consideration for
wilderness designation.
Each KGRA lease carries the
stipulation that “activities will be
permitted under the lease so
long as BLM determines they
will not impair wilderness sui
tability ” Geothermal resource
development rights will be in
validated if the land is added to
the wilderness inventory.
Environmentalists are con
cerned over the loss of unique
wilderness ecologies and po
tential threats to the Alvord De
sert and the Borax Lake chub,
the small fish found only in the
lake’s warm, alkaline waters.
The chub is not officially listed
as endangered by the U S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
Getty’s BLM holdings are
‘Olympics’ draw 1,200
More than 1,200 mentally re
tarded athletes from around the
state will participate in the
Oregon Special Olympics being
held at Hayward Field today and
Saturday.
A host of notables, including
presidential candidate Sen.Ted
Kennedy, will attend the open
ing ceremonies of the Olympics
today at 5 p.m. at Hayward Field.
Gov. Vic Atiyeh, Eugene
Mayor Gus Keller, University
Pres. William Boyd and actress
Susan St. James will also attend
the opening of the two-day
meet.
The event is sponsored by the
Oregon Special Olympics, a
non-profit chapter of the Jo
seph P. Kennedy Foundation.
This is the fifth year the Olym-'
pics are being held on campus.
The meet is open to the public
and there is no admission
charge
The meet schedule:
Friday
• 5 p.m. — Opening ceremony.
• 5:30 p.m.— Mile run, junior
400-meter relays, senior
400-meter relays, high jump.
• 7:30 p.m. — Dance at Roo
sevelt Junior High School.
Saturday
• 8 a m. — 50-meter dash, soft
ball throw
• Noon — Special presentation
by the Burger King Man.
• 12:30 p.m. — Wheelchair
races, 200-meter run, 400-meter
run, standing long jump, frisbee
accuracy and distance throw.
• 4 p.m. — Closing ceremony.
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located primarily along the
south shore of Lake Alvord.
However, Getty also has a
10-year lease on 160 acres, in
cluding Borax Lake, which is
located in the middle of
Anadarko’s holdings.
In a letter sent to the Emerald,
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“Because our plans in the area
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1:20 Joe Kasik and John
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1:55 Northern Broad
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2:40 Asha Alec Slater
3:15 Blues Delux
3:50 Jim Guthrie
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12:45
1:20
The Rainy Day Band
Dennis Ramsey
Roger and Janice
Maddy
2:05 Larry Hanks
2:50 Back in the Saddle
3:35 In Cahoots
4:20 Mark Nelson
5:00 Metropolitan Jug
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CHILDREN’S MUSIC
i:00 Clyde & Susan Curley
1:30 Percy Hilo
3:00 Concerts for SmALL
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• Irish-American Music
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• Northwest Folk Songs
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• Songs of the West (Larry
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12:00 Sacred Harp Singers
12:35 John Michael Lee
1:10 Big Chicken String
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1:45 Meryle Korn
2:20 Greg Field
2:55 Proctor, Southwell,
and Charette
3:30 Duck Soup
4:05 Hobe Kytr and Dave
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4:40 Ana Green
5:15 Ragtime Millionaires
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• Contra Dance (David
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room
• Sea Shanty Singing (Bob
Choderker), 3:00 pm EMU
Forum Rm.