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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, May 18, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill. It’s an update from The Swamp. Rick, who was also a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, will bring to you the latest happening with the federal government.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.
7:15: Norbert Richter, Founder of FireYourCongressman.com, chats with Bill this morning. FireYourCongressman.com is a PAC that pools money to go after various members of congress. We’ll discuss it.
Check out more: FireYourCongressman.com.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia and friend of the Bill Meyer Show, calls in.
The City of Medford is being sued by a group of enviro-commies from Portland, (don’t know what business it is of theirs what happens down here?), saying that Medford’s sewage treatment plant is polluting the Rogue River. Mr. X says that the suit should be thrown out of court. We’ll discuss why.
8:45: Mike Taylor of Hilton Landscape Supply along with Dan Mecun with Bigfoot Mycorrhizae drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
You can drop by Hilton Landscape Supply at: 8087 Blackwell Road in Central Point.
You Haul We Deliver! Call for a free quote: 541-664-3374
Also online: HiltonLandscapeSupply.com.
Thanks to Kevin Gee for the clip from last night’s RVTD budget committee meeting
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, May 17, 2018:
6:35: Sheriff Richard Mack, a former sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriff’s and Peace Officer Association talks with Bill. The far-left leaning New Yorker Magazine published a hit-piece on sheriffs saying some of their enforcement tactics are unconstitutional. Sheriff Richard Mack is here to argue against the piece.
Read the article for yourself: “The Renegade Sheriffs”
Author/speaker and former sheriff Richard Mack has served in a wide variety of roles over the course of his nearly twenty year career in law enforcement, which began in Provo, Utah.
During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the state that they would be required to enforce the so-called “Brady Bill” and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill and ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom. Three years later, in a landmark 5-4 split decision based on the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mack won his case.
A graduate of the FBI National Academy, some of Mack’s positions include: patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, hostage negotiator, youth officer, school resource officer, communications supervisor, corporal, front desk sergeant, detective, sheriff, Search and Rescue supervisor, jail administrator, and DARE instructor.
Learn more at: CSPOA.org.
7:10: Court Boice, Curry County Commissioner chats with Bill this morning. On Memorial Day weekend, Court is putting on a rally in support of Salvage Timber Harvesting. We’ll discuss the rally.
8:10: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert and contributor at MyOutdoorBuddy.com talks with Bill.
Today, we delve into an upcoming presentation in Southern Oregon by Paul Hessburg, a Research Landscape Ecologist with the USDA – Forest Service. Capt. Bill believes this guys is part of the “Let It Burn,” fire cult, and will explain to you why.
Read more from Capt. Bill at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
8:45: Steve Miller, General Manager for Airport Chevrolet and Mike Whitfield of Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach, drops by the studio for today’s segment of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”This weekend, Airport Chevrolet along with Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach will be holding an event at the dealership:
Airports Helping Veterans Test Drive Event
WHEN: May 18, 19 and 20th.
WHERE: Airport Chevrolet.
For every test drive, Airport Chevrolet will donate $50 to RVVCO.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, May 16, 2018:
7:10: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform talks with Bill. FAIR has filed a lawsuit against the mayor’s office of the City of Oakland, California for it’s mayor tipping off illegal aliens of ICE raids.
Get more information at: FairUS.org.
7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio for today’s Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:10: Tim Winter, President of the Parent’s Television Council joins Bill. We’ll be talking things going on in the entertainment industry! Such as:
A storm appears to be on the horizon for TV and movie ratings. Not only that, a victory for parents, as Fox has, under pressure from parents and other sources, decided to cancel the sitcom, The Mick, and replace it by bringing back Last Man Standing, which stars Tim Allen.
“The Mick” has featured child characters “sexting,” discussing child pornography, and having threesomes; the show has also promoted drinking and drug use, among other adult content, and is rated as appropriate for children.”
Read all about it at: ParentsTV.org.
8:40: Knute Buehler, GOP candidate for Oregon Governor calls in after his victory in the primary election last night.
See more information at: KnuteBuehler.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, May 15, 2018:
6:35: Dr. Peter Ward, Geologist/Volcanologist and author of: “What Really Causes Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion,” chats with Bill.
Dr. Ward is here today to give some insight on what exactly is going on with Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, and how it relates to climate change issues.
Get your copy of Dr. Ward’s book right HERE.
7:10: Greg Wooldridge, GOP Gubernatorial candidate talks with Bill in a final pitch to the masses to nab the Republican nomination.
Learn more at WooldridgeforOregon.com.
8:35: David West, former Director Emeritus of Native American Studies at Southern Oregon University joins Bill live in studio.The Rogue Valley Veterans Pow Wow is the first weekend in June at the VA ball field. It’s a non-profit endeavor under the auspices of the Southern Oregon Indian Center and have to raise funds each year to cover the cost.
This is our 21st annual and we are looking for ways to generate interest in the community for attendance. The pow wow is for everyone; some mistake that it’s only for Indians, but it’s to support the entire community and is a lot of fun and a great way to honor our heroes. This pow wow, of course, like all of them draws a Native American presence from all over the region, many of whom are our drummers/singers for the various events and categories of dances and honoring ceremonies for all Veterans. This is not a competition pow wow; its focus is honoring all Veterans. Veterans are highly respected in Native Culture and this is a chance to recognize them for their service, which we do both days, Sat and Sun during a ceremony called the Grand Entrance where Veterans get to enter the arena in a procession, are given respect, and get the chance to tell who they are and about their service.
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, May 14, 2018:
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and libertarian thinker talks with Bill today. Two teenagers were killed in a Tesla, electric car accident. The battery pack incinerated the car and its occupants. Are the Tesla “fanboys” in the government and automotive world trying to suppress this news?
READ: “All Fired Up…Again.”
You can read this and more great articles, AND, don’t forget, you can get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks and bikes over at: EPAutos.com.
7:15: Mr. X. Crack researcher. Expert on Gang Green’s shenanigans, Friend of the Bill Meyer Show and all around nice guy, joins Bill live in studio.
Today we’ll be chatting about how it’s vital that you vote strategically at this Tuesday’s Primary Election.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian comes into the studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.”
Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge
Don Callahan grew up in the Rogue Valley and dreamed of owning a lodge in the Siskiyou Mountains. The dream seemed near impossible, given his prime asset was a flock of sheep. When property was available midway up Highway 99 on the mountain in 1944, Don gambled by selling the sheep and buying the land. When his World War II service ended, he and his friends with pick and shovels slowly carved out a building site from the solid rock hillside. He built a small, wood and stone building which he named, “Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge.”
Although the dining room contained only eight stools and five tables, he optimistically opened for business in 1947. The rustic lodge and alpine location were a draw for the locals, plus travelers driving on Highway 99 before the Interstate freeway was constructed. Four years later, Don married Nilde Cervellin, an immigrant from Italy, and she brought in the Italian dishes that are still part of the offering.
The food, setting, and service had guests standing in line, especially with the small size of the dining room, but it did offer a few rooms later for tired travelers. When Interstate-5 was being constructed in 1964, the Callahan site was in the right-of-way. They used the moneys from its condemnation to buy a larger piece of land a short distance up Old Highway 99, below the Siskiyou summit and just off Exit 6 from I-5. They reopened in July 1965, and the site is actually a part of the old village of Siskiyou—which rose during the railroad pass and tunnel building in 1887, but then slipped over time into oblivion.
The operations continued to be a success. Ron and Donna Bergquist in 1996 bought the lodge and business. Ron had remodeled Nilde’s kitchen in 1960 (he drew up the plans and some of construction) and had grown up in Eagle Point. He later founded the Shari’s chain, built the first 34 restaurants, along with 10 other restaurants that included the Rogue Regency Inn in Medford and the Boston Shaft in Yreka.
With his extensive experience in developing restaurants and hotels—and Donna’s background in marketing, promotion, and advertising—they boosted the “Callahan tradition.” The two added twelve rooms to the lodge, extensively remodeled, added a lobby with a log staircase, and worked to increase the lodge’s recognition.
This came to a screeching halt when a September 2, 2006, fire burned the facilities into rubble. An employee had turned on an open-flame burner too high and left it unattended; the flame ignited accumulated grease in the hood; the hood’s extinguisher system failed; and the sprinklers couldn’t contain the blaze. Although no one was injured, the lodge was a total loss when firemen arrived.
The Bergquists decided to rebuild—and did this well. They matched the rough-hewn timbers, double-sided stone fireplace, and rustic interior that were so well liked. An elevator, wine cellar, and additional guest rooms were added, along with rebuilding a spacious lobby, its own fireplace, and the log staircase. Although the main dining room had less seats, the patio’s seating capacity more than doubled, along with another 150-seat banquet room being added. A new water system minimized the risk of another destructive fire.
They reopened for business in 2008 with 19 rooms with views from lawn and a waterfall to a fourth-floor penthouse; all of the rooms have corner-set Jacuzzi-jet tubs and all but three have wood-burning fireplaces. Four more rooms are scheduled to be opened in June 2018, while some 50 acres in two nearby lands allow further development consistent with the main facility.
The lodge is also transitioning to include Jennifer Self (Donna’s sister) and Jennifer’s husband, Tim. The two owner-couples of Callahan’s have shown that a rural lodge can survive—and thrive—during any economic times or calamities. It is a far cry from the original five tables first in use and a testimony to commitment and hard work.
Sources: Callahan’s Mountain Lodge: The History of Callahan’s Siskiyou Lodge,” at Callahan’s History; Sarah Lemon, “Back with a flourish,” Mail Tribune, July 30, 2008, at New Facilities After Fire; David Preszler, “Ron Bergquist takes payment from restaurant patrons,” Mail Tribune, April 21, 1999, at Bergquist Background; See generally, “Callahan’s Lodge,” at More on Callahan’s.
8:35: Kevin Stine, Medford City Councilor of Ward 3, drops by the studio to talk with Bill.