- Lewis County Water Alliance: BOCC To Consider Extending Moratorium *
- Toledo School District: 2-Hour ACT Late Start Today *
- TES: Garden Science Greenhouse Receives Generous Cowlitz Tribe Donation *
- PSA: Dangers Of Leaving Unattended Vehicles Running *
- National Weather Service: Cold Weather Ahead *
- FDA: Three Drug Recalls, Field Action For Stryker LIFEPAK15 Defibrillator *
- USDA: Culinary Int’l Chicken Burritos Recalled *
- Washington Invasive Species Council: Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga At St Marys *
- Looking Ahead: Toledo Food Bank Open Wednesday Evening *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, & More *
Craig Jasmer, Lewis County Water Alliance: BOCC To Consider Extending Moratorium
Additional update: Since the moratorium was only for 6 months, it is set to expire Feb 6th. This is just a few weeks prior to the anticipated date that the BOCC will vote on the code change (Feb 24th).
On Monday, January 13th, the BOCC will consider a notice of hearing for February 3rd. This means that they plan to vote on Feb 3rd whether or not they should extend the moratorium long enough for the vote on the code change to happen on Feb 24th.
Today’s BOCC Agenda Item Link: Notice of a public hearing and proposed action to renew a moratorium upon certain permits within the rural and resource lands of Lewis County and directing the setting of a public hearing. The hearing will take place in the Commissioners' Hearing Room at or after 10 a.m. Feb. 3, 2020.
*The Other Toledo supports Lewis County Water Alliance in their efforts to protect the Cowlitz River, tributaries and watershed from commercial water extraction & export. After all, we all live downstream. Show up to public meetings, wear your blue attire, be seen.
Toledo School District: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Steps Up Again
Toledo Middle School: Student Earns Toledo Pride T
Today: Toledo Schools 2 Hour ACT Late Start
Reminder: Toledo School District Board Time & Location Change
Q: Are the buses on restricted routes this morning?
A: When there’s no announcement, everything is (on) regular (routes).
Toledo School District: If you'd like to receive email notifications of changes in schedules and/or routes, create an account here https://www.flashalert.net/login/
You'll receive our notices at the same time as the TV and Radio stations.
PSA: Dangers Of Leaving Unattended Vehicles Running
Sgt. Randy Pennington wrote Friday morning: I have seen many things in my life that truly frighten me; in the last 2 days, I have had three calls here in our little community that put such fear in me I was nearly shaking. I could certainly use the help of all you good citizens to avoid such calls in the future.
No, I was not dispatched to some drug-crazed maniac out of control, nor an armed robbery with hostages. So what could have been so scary to a cop?
A simple act that had the potential of a horrible outcome - a report of a vehicle parked, engine running, occupied (only) by an infant in a car seat, with no adult in attendance.
Now I am not going to bash the adults responsible for this (incident). I raised kids and I know how sometimes parenting can become hectic and fast-paced, so let me just point out the potential danger here...
1. Someone can steal your car with your child. I know - some will say “Steal my car, this is Toledo. not Seattle.” Well, I know of 6 vehicles stolen in and around Toledo in last few months.
2. Someone can take your child (a parent's worst nightmare).
3. Having been in fire service for 40 years, I have been to car fires that started simply because they overheated while at long idle, sometimes due to oil leak etc. (Imagine coming back to your car, now in flames, with your child inside.)
There are dozens of tragic reasons not to leave small children unattended, and yes, it is illegal. You may get a traffic ticket, or even arrested and criminally charged.
Now, I would much rather educate rather than incarcerate, (so) don't leave your small children unattended in the car, in the few minutes it takes to run into the store, or school or wherever, (because) your fast-paced hectic day of being mommy or daddy could turn into the worst tragic day of your life. Nobody wants that, especially me.
Thanks for your efforts to spread the word.
~ Sergeant Randy Pennington
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Cold On The Way
National Weather Service Seattle - 2:01 AM PST Monday January 13 2020
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
Southwest Interior-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Grand Mound, Rochester,
Centralia, Toledo, Montesano, Elma, and McCleary
201 AM PST Mon Jan 13 2020
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PST THIS MORNING
* WHAT...Scattered snow showers are possible with 1 or 2 inches of snow possible this morning. Snow fell in some areas overnight so expect locally slick travel conditions this morning.
* WHERE...Far southwest Mason County and the interior lowlands of Grays Harbor County, including Matlock, McCleary, and Montesano.
* WHEN...Until 11 AM PST this morning.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS - Slow down & use caution while traveling.
For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5-1-1.
- Monday - Snow showers likely before 10am, then rain and snow showers. Temperature rising to near 34 by 11am, then falling to around 30 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values between 24 and 29. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Monday Night - Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
- Tuesday - Snow likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 21 and 31. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Tuesday Night - A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
- Wednesday - Snow likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
FDA: FDA Updates and Press Announcements on NDMA in Zantac (ranitidine)
1/8/2020: UPDATE - FDA alerts patients and health care professionals to two voluntary recalls of ranitidine
Update [1/8/2020] FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals to two voluntary recalls of ranitidine. The medicines are being recalled because they may contain unacceptable levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
- Appco Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling prescription ranitidine hydrochloride capsules.
- Northwind Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling prescription ranitidine tablets (150 mg and 300 mg), manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceutical Inc.*
FDA has advised companies to recall their ranitidine if testing shows levels of NDMA above the acceptable daily intake (96 nanograms per day or 0.32 parts per million for ranitidine). The agency posted the results of its testing of ranitidine samples and has asked companies to conduct their own laboratory testing.
Patients taking prescription ranitidine who wish to stop should talk to their health care professional about other treatment options. Multiple drugs are approved for the same or similar uses as ranitidine.
Update history: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-and-press-announcements-ndma-zantac-ranitidine
Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Three Lots of Nizatidine Capsules, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufactured by Solara Active Pharma Sciences Limited
Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lamotrigine Tablets USP, 100 mg, 100 Count Bottles
Excerpt: Enalapril Maleate is also associated with the risk of birth defects in a developing fetus.
Stryker Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Units of The LIFEPAK® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator
Excerpt: Most complaints associated with this issue were detected prior to patient use.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
USDA: Culinary International, LLC Recalls Chicken Burrito Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
*Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Washington Invasive Species Council: Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
Aquatic Species Restoration Plan (ASRP) was designed to protect aquatic species and restore their habitats–now and in the face of climate change.
Public comment on the draft plan is open through January 14 (Tuesday).
Read more at http://chehalisbasinstrategy.com/asrp/.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, January 13, 2020.*
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
*Quarterly Meeting with Lewis County Seniors Board
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
See attached agenda
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s
Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s.
These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Morgan Arts Centre: Clay Workshop January 13, 14, 15
Adult Clay Workshop Jan. 13, 14 & 15 from 5 - 8pm. $50 includes all supplies.
Morgan Arts Centre is offering a Clay Workshop for Adults. $50 gives you all supplies, 3 nights with "wheel time" and hand building time. Then after the clay has been "fired once" you come back for a glazing and painting evening.
Time is 5 - 8pm, days are January 13, 14 & 15, then one evening the next week. We still have room for 5 or 6 students.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll and for more information.
Looking Ahead: Toledo Community Food Bank open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays.
Toledo High School Sports:
Jan 15th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Jan 17th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
Jan 24th @ Adna 5:45/7:00
Jan 29th vs. Winlock 5:45/7:00
Jan 31th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Jan 14th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Jan 16th vs. Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Jan 18th JV @ Colombia Adventist 6:00
Jan 21st @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 23rd @ Adna 5:45/7:00
Jan 25th V @ Forks 4:00
Jan 28th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Jan 30th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Jan 13th @ Ocosta 5:00
Jan 18th Napavine Tournament
Jan 23rd Mix and Match Toledo Match 5:00
Jan 25th Kalama Rubber Chicken
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
!!NEW!! January 18: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Pancake Breakfast
January 13-15: Clay Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 13: Annual Chocolate Making Class @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 18: Tending the Unraveling, Nurturing the Great Turning @ Camp Singing Wind
February 1: ARTrails of SWW Call For Artists For 17th Annual Studio Tour Deadline
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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