- Toledo Community Library: Valentines Day Book & Bake Sale
- National Weather Service: 3-Day Weather Outlook
- Valentines Day In Toledo: Books, Sweets, Art, More Books, Dinners
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Worst Valentines Day Stories
- Washington Outdoor Women: Senate Passes Natural Resources Management Act
- Ethan Siegel: The Pale Blue Dot Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary
- February 2019 Update: Mount St. Helens to Gateway Communities & Businesses
- Tonight: Lewis County Fire District Board Meeting
- Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
- City of Toledo: Planning Commission Vacancy
- Toledo High School Sports: February 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Take home a romantic comedy (or whatever lights your fire) in print or digital format.
You score homemade delectibles and delicacies to share with someone special.
They keep the lights on.
A sweet deal for everyone.
Word to the wise: These rare sales tend to sell out FAST!
Open 10 AM - 5 PM today & Saturday, open until 6 PM Wednesdays.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsToledoTimberlandLibrary/
Check out our new library website at www.toledowacommunitylibrary.org.
Thanks, Chuck Caley!
Also if you shop on Amazon, please click on the Amazon link on our website to save money and support our community library.
Next up: PAGE TURNERS meet Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:30pm
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington reports:
Welll if you're sick of the snow, we have some news you might like. Thursday-Saturday's system looks warm enough for RAIN in the lowlands. Snow levels will rise above 1500 feet with more snow in store for the Cascade passes.
🔹 Hazardous travel due to re-freezing slush tonight
🔹 Snowmelt flooding on streets & low-lying areas
🔹 Landslides below 1500 feet in elevation
🔹 Power outages, tree damage & roof collapses due to
rain falling into wet, heavy snow
Toledo Market Fresh Valentines Day Special:
Gallery 505 Artists Coop February Showing:
February 7 - March 2
Gallery 505 shows our Secrets this month, but we promise we won't reveal your plans to surprise someone special with fine artwork by Eileen Eddleman, Bob Espen, John Glasser, Carmen Hansen, Thelma Hauge, Eric Hayes, Curtis Michael Johnson, Margaret Kincaid, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Mike Morgan, Cindy Samco, Linda Shepherd, Janice Sutherlin and Pauli Wolfe.
Gallery 505 is open from 1-5 p.m., Wed.-Sat. at 205 Cowlitz St. in Toledo.
Also on Facebook.
*Still can’t decide? Works by Toledo authors, available in the lobby, for great reading by the fireplace:
Ethan Siegel - Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive
And - Beyond The Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way And Discovered The Entire Universe
Jake Blake - Sunburned: The Solar Flare that Silenced the Internet
And - This Too Shall Collapse
Chimi’s Family Mexican Restaurant Valentines Day Special:
ICYMI: Bonanza BBQ:
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Worst Valentines Days
Independent Online: Everybody loves a good half off sale
My ex boyfriend would always be "busy" on valentines day and then the next day he would buy all the sale valentine stuff at half price.Brides.com: 10 People Share Their Real Valentine's Day Horror Stories
"'I'm not interested in Valentine's day, DO NOT GET ME ANYTHING, really, don't.'
I believed her."
Askmen.com: Does It Still Count As A Love Letter If It's About Someone Else?
This past V day the girl I'm in love with gave me an envelope. I was super excited... until I opened it and saw that was an invitation to her Wedding.
HuffPost.com: The Worst Valentine’s Day Gift My Ex Ever Gave Me
“He paid to get the brakes in my Jeep fixed. Then, when he found out it needed more parts, he gave me the rest of the bill.”
Washington Outdoor Women reported:
Joyous news for America's public lands! We are sharing a press release from our friends at Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to highlight a big win for wildlife and all outdoors enthusiasts.
Yesterday the Senate passed the bi-partisan Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47). Championed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), this legislation secures the vital Land and Water Conservation Fund in perpetuity (https://www.doi.gov/lwcf). It also protects millions of acres for fish, wildlife, and outdoor recreation, opening up additional federal lands to hunting and fishing, while reducing harmful mineral exploration near national parks (including North Cascades National Park).
Feel like giving gratitudes? You can email our Senator Maria Cantwell here: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form
Next up: the bill must pass the House (and it's looking promising!).
Guest Post: Ethan Siegel - The Pale Blue Dot Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary, Reminding Us How Small And Fragile We Are
We have not even reached cosmic scales in this image. The Sun is still 8 million times brighter than the next brightest star, with the closest exoplanets approximately 1,000 times more distant than the ones in our Solar System. And still, even at such a close distance, there are no visible signs that anything of interest exists on planet Earth.”
Sometimes, I know, it seems like there is nothing out there that could possibly unite us all. Ideologies, politics, and our visions for the future divide us so thoroughly, that it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common: our place in the Universe. 29 years ago, today, an image was released that truly put it all into perspective: the Pale Blue Dot. From a distance of more than 6 billion kilometers, Earth was not even a single pixel, captured amidst the scattered light rays of the Sun. No sign of life, civilization, or even our oceans can be seen. Yet, from three times the distance to Pluto, that one dot contains us all.
Take a little bit of time today to gain a little perspective, and remember the most important lesson of all: in the human enterprise, we’re all in this together.
*Special thanks to Ethan Siegel for sharing this 29th Anniversary Voyager 1 Earth shot & article.
Not Strictly Toledo: Mount St. Helens to Gateway Communities & Businesses
February 2019 Update
National Monument & Gifford Pinchot Forest Updates
Gifford Pinchot National Forest seeks outfitter and guide proposals.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest will accept proposals for new Outfitter and Guide Temporary Use Permits January 1 - March 1, 2019. During this time prospective outfitters and guides may submit a proposal for a permit to operate guided tours, camps, hunts, and other experiences on the forest.
Those interested should contact Gifford Pinchot National Forest staff to discuss potential proposals; please allow sufficient time to coordinate with forest staff and to complete the application. More information is available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gp
For outfitter/guide proposal questions, contact:
Mount St. Helens: Chelsea Muise, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-449-7828
Mount Adams Ranger District (south half of forest): David Wickwire, email@example.com, 509-395-3410
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District (north half of forest): Jack Thorne, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-497-1120
Update On 2019 Mount St. Helens Climbing Permits
Due to the government shutdown and changes in the permit program, 2019 Mount St. Helens climbing permits did not go on sale in early February as they have in past years. We are aiming for a mid-March on-sale date. A firm date should be announced very soon.
The new vendor for permits will be recreation.gov, which serves the Recreation One Stop program. This national program was created to reduce redundancy by combining the online reservation services of multiple Federal agencies. By using recreation.gov, the Forest Service is complying with Federal regulations that require use of the Recreation One Stop program for reservation of recreation facilities, including permits.
Mount St. Helens Institute will continue to provide customer service to climbers, climbing information and volunteer support on the climbing route.
Sign up for email updates about climbing permits HERE.
Let’s begin planning for the 40th anniversary
Planning is beginning for activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Is your community planning anything? Do you have ideas or want to be involved? If you do, please contact us to share and get more information.
Seasonal hours & closures
Science and Learning Center at Coldwater is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 10-4.
Johnston Ridge Observatory is closed for the winter season.
State Route 504 is gated at milepost 45.2, just past the Hummocks Trail.
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center is open 9 am to 4 pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays (located 5 miles from I-5 and managed by Washington State Parks).
Get ready for winter.
Sno-Park Permits. Parking at Sno-Parks requires a Washington State Sno-Park Permit Dec 1 to Mar 31 available at some vendor locations and online at Washington State Parks https://parks.state.wa.us/130/Winter-recreation.
At higher elevations in the forest there is plenty of snow. Remember to:
Check the weather before you go
Prepare your car before you go
Know what to do to avoid a crash
Be well supplied and equipped
More information from the National Safety Council and the Weather Channel:
https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/winter/driving , https://weather.com/safety/winter/news/winter-travel-safety#/1
Monument Headquarters front desk – 360-449-7800; hrs. 8-4:00, Monday - Friday
Science and Learning Center – 360-274-2131; weekends 10-4.
Amy Wilson email@example.com - (360) 449-7831. I welcome your comments and input.
*Special thanks to Sheila Richardson for this Mount St. Helens to Gateway Communities & Businesses February 2019 Update
Tonight: Lewis County Fire District 2 Board Meeting
Thursday, February 14 6:00 – 8:00pm
Held second Thursdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department.
Friday: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
City of Toledo announced: Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to:
Mayor Steve Dobosh
City of Toledo
PO Box 236
Toledo, Washington 98591
Or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
City of Toledo
TOLEDO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
February 22nd & 23rd Regional Basketball
February 27th- March 2nd State Basketball
February 22nd & 23rd Regional Basketball
February 27th- March 2nd State Basketball
BOYS & GIRLS WRESTLING
February 15th & 16th State Wrestling @ Tacoma Dome
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
February 15: Bonanza BBQ Prime Rib For 2 @ Toledo Event Center
February 16: Red Wine & Chocolate Event @ Bateaux Cellars
February 16: Blueberry or Raspberry Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
February 21: Toledo School District Board Meeting 7 PM @ High School
February 23: 3rd Annual Toledo Cheesecake Competition @ Morgan Arts Centre
March 7: Mr T Contest @ Toledo High School
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
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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