- NWS Seattle: More Storms On The Way
- Toledo School District: 2 Hour ACT Late Start Today
- Good News Monday: Mural Amid Rubble, Blue Light Reduces BP, Cat Herding
- ODA, WSDA: Funding Op For Women Farmers/Ranchers
- WSDA: NASDA Foundation 2019 Women's Farm to Food
- WA Dept of Ecology: LC To Gain Electric Bus, TSD Low-Emission School Bus
- Toledo School District To Host Community Visioning Meeting
- Today: Food Bank Drive Ends, City Council Meets
- Tuesday: CACLMT Energy Assistance Applications Open
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Gallery 505 Opening Night Thursday, January 10.
National Weather Service Seattle:
simpleweatheralert.com update 10:51 PM* Sunday: Winter Weather Advisory
Issued by NWS Portland (Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington)
Affected Area: South Washington Cascades
Winter Weather Advisory Now* In Effect Until 9 AM PST Monday
* What... Snow Expected. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 2 To 4 Inches Expected.
* Where... South Washington Cascades, Northern Oregon Cascades, And Cascades Of Lane County.
* When... Until 9 AM PST Monday.
* Additional Details... Plan On Difficult Travel Conditions Across The Cascade Passes Due To Snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory For Snow Means Periods Of Snow Will Cause Primarily Travel Difficulties. Expect Snow Covered Roads And Limited Visibilities, And Use Caution While Driving. The Latest Road Conditions For The State You Are Calling From Can Be Obtained By Calling 5 1 1.
Toledo School District Reminder: 2 Hour ACT Late Start Today
In other news:
Friday Night Game Final Score: THS 58 Toutle Lake 18. Congratulations Indians!
Toledo Elementary School report:
Well-worn carpet at TES replaced during the holiday.
Good News Monday:
Inside Edition: California Artist Paints Beautiful Mural on Remains of Friend's Home Destroyed by Wildfires
"Anybody can herd cattle, but holding together ten thousand half-wild shorthairs -- well, that's another thing altogether."
The Weather Network: CHERNOBYL FIGHTS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Three decades ago, the world experienced its worst nuclear accident to date.
But Chernobyl is now home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, its forests are expanding and the future of this region is looking positive.
The ongoing expansion of Chernobyl’s forests means more atmospheric carbon is becoming incorporated into the trees. Additionally, the central part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) is now home to a major new solar farm development and wind farm development is being considered.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology posted: Blue light exposure decreases systolic blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and improves endothelial function in humans
Whole body irradiation with visible blue light at real world doses improves blood pressure, endothelial function and arterial stiffness by nitric oxide released from photolabile intracutaneous nitric oxide metabolites into circulating blood.
Kitsap Conservation District: Funding opportunity for women farmers of Washington & Oregon
Oregon Department of Agriculture, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Foundation, and Washington State Department of Agriculture have launched a project to help women ag entrepreneurs succeed. An online survey will inform development of a women's business accelerator program due to launch in fall/winter 2019. Women who own a farm/ranch or a farm-based food business in Washington or Oregon are invited to complete the survey by January 31, 2019. These women can also apply for a total of $40,000 in funds to launch, grow, or scale their businesses.
News Release here.
Washington State Department of Agriculture:
The Farm to Food competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. Women entrepreneurs compete for a total of $40,000 to help launch, grow or scale their businesses.
To apply for the 2019 competition, complete the online application by January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Link
WA State Department of Ecology: News Release - December 20, 2018
$22 million from VW settlement goes toward electric transit buses and low-emission school buses*
First grants from $28.4 million state settlement will improve air quality
OLYMPIA – Dozens of Washington school districts and public transit fleets will receive a total of $22 million to buy electric or low-emission buses as part of the state’s $28.4 million settlement from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.
The Washington Department of Ecology, which oversees the settlement funds, awarded $9.4 million to purchase 19 electric transit buses in Lewis, Benton, Spokane, Clark, Pierce, Snohomish and King counties. Those grants follow on another $12 million from the settlement Ecology gave to help 83 school districts across the state buy 336 low-emission school buses.
Full news release here.
*Electric Transit bus replacement - one in Lewis County
*School bus replacements - 6 in Lewis County, one in Toledo
Source: DOE State Enforcement Action (print version of chart)
Terralumina Farms: Farm Internship Available
Internship available at Terralumina Gardens. We are gearing up for another great farm season and seeking the right person to be apart of our team. We are a small farm, selling most of our goods at farmers markets and online, working towards biodiversity and sustainability. Focuses are organic veggies, fruits, and herbs...
Toledo School District To Host Community Visioning Meeting
This will be Toledo's first opportunity to provide input into what the new high school will be. Representatives from Dowa/IBI (architects) will be on hand to facilitate this process. They have extensive experience in this area and the facilitator will be Jason King, a THS alumnus. This will give the Design Committee their first input to what the new school will need.
In addition, Superintendent Chris Rust will present the terms of the proposed replacement levy. The current $1.1 million levy will expire on 12/31/19 and will need to be replaced for collection in 2020 in order to continue current programming and staffing. The board has determined that this replacement proposal will be for $895,000 per year for two years and will be put to voters in February 2019.
When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2018
Where: Toledo High School
Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday January 7, 2019.
Today: ToledoTel reminder
We will still take food bank donations for entry tickets to win our 43" UHD TV give-away until this afternoon. Donations are way down this year. Odds of winning have never looked better.
Drawing will be held at...
Tonight: Toledo City Council
Toledo City Council meetings 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday. Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings.
Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Tuesday: Lewis County: CACLMT Energy Assistance
Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties (CACLMT) announces 2 methods for low-income households to apply for Energy Assistance.
We will reopen to schedule appointments on Friday, January 4 for Thurston County, Lewis County will be opening on January 8, and Mason County will be opening on January 9.
Phone lines open at 7:00am and the internet will open at 9:00am.
Please be patient when calling the agency’s phone lines.
*Washington State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
**Puget Sound Energy's Home Energy Lifeline Program
Mark Your Calendar: Kathy Hill shared the next Red Cross Blood Drive event is 12:30 - 5:30 PM February 15 in the Fellowship Hall of Toledo Presbyterian Church.
Appointment slots still available. Sign up on-line https://www.redcrossblood.org/
or call Kathy Hill 360-219-7756.
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 7th JV @ PeEll 5:45
January 9th @ Morton White Pass 5:45/7:00
January 11th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 12th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 23rd @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
January 25th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 29th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 8th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 8th @ Toledo 5:00** Senior Night
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 8th @ Winlock
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW!! January 26: Comedy Central ** Basketball Fundraiser
NEW!! February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Through January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
January 10: Community Visioning Meeting @ Toledo High School
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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