- Lewis County Water Alliance: Senators Carlyle, Braun Sponsor Bill 6278 *
- National Weather Service: Snow Misses Toledo, WA*
- CDC: Update On Vaping Illness, Death Statistics Nationwide *
- WA State Health Care Authority: Proposal to Limit Insulin Costs At $100/Month *
- Mount St Helens Institute: Volcano Naturalists Sought - Deadline Looms *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Mt St Helens Club Hike - Lake Sacajawea *
- Today: Food Bank Open Tonight, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: School Board Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Pictured: Craig Jasmer & Jasmine Jorgensen with Senators Carlyle & Braun.
Craig Jasmer of Lewis County Water Alliance posted: HUGE HUGE HUGE news today!!!
Senators Carlyle and Braun have sponsored Senate Bill 6278 that would BAN BOTTLED WATER PRODUCTION IN WASHINGTON STATE!!!
"any use of water for the commercial production of bottled water is deemed to be detrimental to the public welfare and the public interest."
They have asked that members of our group join them in Olympia and speak at the public hearing. The date will be announced in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
Full text of the bill is linked below:
*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.
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.
National Weather Service Seattle: Snow Misses Toledo, WA
- Wednesday - Rain and snow likely between 10am and 4pm, then rain. High near 39. Wind chill values between 23 and 29. Southeast wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
- Wednesday Night - Rain before 10pm, then rain and snow likely. Steady temperature around 35. Wind chill values between 23 and 28. South southeast wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
- Thursday - Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 22 and 31. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Thursday Night - Rain likely before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 10pm and 4am, then a chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Friday - A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
White Pass Ski Area: Here it is!
January 18: Twilight Snowshoe Tours
CDC: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products
Updated January 14, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST
What is New:
A new study, coupled with previous state-based evidence, strengthens the association between EVALI and the use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products obtained from informal sources.
- 82% of hospitalized patients with data on substance use reported using THC-containing products; 34% reported exclusive use of THC-containing products.
- 50% of EVALI patients who reported using THC-containing products provided data on product source.
- 16% reported acquiring products only from commercial sources (recreational and/or medical dispensaries, vape or smoke shops, stores, and pop-up shops).
- 78% reported acquiring products only from informal sources (family/friends, dealers, online, or other sources).
- 6% reported acquiring products from both commercial and informal sources.
- This study reinforces existing CDC and FDA recommendations that people not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online sellers.
CDC will continue to update guidance as we learn more about EVALI.
Key Facts about Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products
Electronic cigarettes—or e-cigarettes—are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
Using an e-cigarette is commonly called vaping.
E-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.
The liquid can contain: nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances, flavorings, and additives. THC is the psychoactive mind-altering compound of marijuana that produces the “high.”
Key Facts about Vitamin E Acetate
Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive, most notably in THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
Vitamin E is a vitamin found in many foods, including vegetable oils, cereals, meat, fruits, and vegetables. It is also available as a dietary supplement and in many cosmetic products, like skin creams.
Vitamin E acetate usually does not cause harm when ingested as a vitamin supplement or applied to the skin. However, previous research suggests that when vitamin E acetate is inhaled, it may interfere with normal lung functioning.
Governor Inslee: Inslee proposes bill to make flavored vapor product ban permanent
Washington State Health Care Authority: Proposal to Limit Insulin Costs At $100/Month
Washington state lawmakers could limit the cost of insulin to $100 a month, along with four more pre-filed prescription drug bills designed to curb rising patient costs.
Seattle Weekly wrote: WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month
With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.
Excerpt: “According to Washington State Department of Health statistics, 1 in 11 residents has diabetes…”
Full article link here.
Mount St Helens Institute: Deadline Looms
Learn more here: bit.ly/VolcanoNaturalistSignup
Not Strictly Toledo: Mt St Helens Club Hike - Lake Sacajawea (E)
Hosted by Mt St Helens Club
Walk around the whole lake (3+ mi.) or walk half the lake (1+ mi.) with little e.g. We will take a group consensus for breakfast/lunch afterwards.
Leaders: Trudy & Ed 360-414-1160
Mt. St. Helens Club requires all guests and members to call the hike leader to sign up and confirm carpool / meeting location(s).
Event details sometimes change due to weather or other factors. Event end times are estimates.
Toledo Community Library offers a quiet sanctuary amid the Back-To-School bustle. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup of your favorite hot beverage and grab a comfortable chair, peruse the on-going Book (& DVD & game) Sale - now by donation - while appreciating WiFi access.
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
And tell Charlie I sent you.
Gallery 505:January Show: New Beginnings
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 10 - 11 AM 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!
Tonight: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, Cafe Aromaz @ 408 Silver Street.
Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Toledo Community Food Bank doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
*If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
Thursday: Toledo School Board meets 6:40 PM @ Toledo Elementary School
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 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 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: Tending the Unraveling, Nurturing the Great Turning
Hosted by Gather Green Saturday at 10 AM – 5 PM @ Camp Singing Wind
January 18: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Pancake Breakfast
January 31: Toledo High School Groundbreaking Ceremony
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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