- National Weather Service: 7-Day Projection, How To Spot Potential Mudslides
- Lewis County Public Works: County Roads Plowed & Open
- USDA: Secretary Perdue on American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report
- FDA: Statement On November 2018 Outbreak Of E. Coli In California Lettuce
- WA ATG: AG Ferguson On Border Wall
- GBBC: 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count February 15 - 18
- WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife: WDFW approves 7-day razor clam dig starting Feb. 15
- Today: Red Cross Blood Drive At Presbyterian Church
- Weekend Outlook: Grange Breakfast, Bateaux Cellars Wine & Chocolate Event
- And Beyond: Presidents Day Closures, Toledo Youth Baseball Sign Ups
- Toledo High School Sports: Basketball Semi Finals
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
He scored delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies (perhaps his all-time favorite).
The Library keeps the lights on.
A sweet deal for everyone.
Open 10 AM - 6 PM Wednesday, 10 AM - 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Save The Date: March 23rd Third Annual Seed Swap
Toledo School District boasted:
Toledo Middle School toasted:
MAP enrichment programs hosted:
Delicious fajitas and party games made for a fun valentines Spanish class today! Gracias, Maestra Alicia!
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington 7-day projection:
A look for what's in store for W WA over the next couple of days…
Caption: Rain, with a few flakes in some areas, has returned and is expected to continue into Sunday. We should see a brief break Sunday afternoon-Monday. Snow is possible Tuesday, but specific details remain uncertain at this time. Stay tuned for further updates throughout the weekend!
We've gotten several questions about the warning signs of landslides. Here's a great post with some info from our friends Washington State Department of Natural Resources:
Snow melt and rain is increasing landslide threats through Friday for Western Washington lowlands below 1,500 feet, US National Weather Service Seattle Washington reports. There are a lot of warnings signs of landslides, but here are 4 to start.
Read about the landslide hazards in our state at: dnr.wa.gov/landslides
Lewis County Public Works reported: County Roads Plowed & Open
All county roads affected by snow have been plowed and are open for travel. Crews will continue grading to widen the passable lanes. Some restrictions still persist and travel on the east end can still be challenging, so please drive cautiously. http://roads.lewiscountywa.gov/
USDA: Secretary Perdue Statement on the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report
(Washington, D.C., February 13, 2019) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report (PDF, 937 KB) which was published today:
“Last year, I presented the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB) to President Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention...
“Reliable broadband is critical for nearly every aspect of life, from education to health care to agriculture and beyond. By working across the federal government and by harnessing public-private partnerships as USDA has done for decades, we are doing all we can to bring reliable, affordable broadband to homes, farms, ranches, schools, and healthcare sites throughout rural America.”
Full statement link here.
FDA: February 13, 2019 - Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on findings from the agency’s investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acted quickly to protect consumers from an emerging outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce by issuing a public warning this past November and recommending that industry and retailers voluntarily remove the product from the market. It was critical to provide this advice because it was believed that contaminated produce was still in the food supply at a time when Americans were preparing meals to celebrate Thanksgiving. By removing potentially contaminated products from the market, health officials and industry were able to reduce additional illnesses.
Full statement link here.
Washington State ATG: Statement On Border Wall Emergency, Funding
AG FERGUSON STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BORDER WALL 'EMERGENCY'
Feb 14 2019
AG Ferguson statement on President Trump's border wall 'emergency'
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement in response to information that President Donald Trump intends to declare a state of emergency in order to build his border wall:
Washington Department of Ecology Summer Youth Corps now accepting applications for 4-week jobs earning $12/hour. The Ecology Youth Corps hires approximately 300 teens each year to work on litter cleanup. Teens work approximately four weeks. All teens aged 14-17 are encouraged to apply. Apply online at this link.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared: The Great Backyard Bird Count
2019 News Release
Great Backyard Bird Count Should Be “Finchy” and Fun
New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON—The 22nd Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Volunteers from around the world are invited to count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org. Anyone with internet access can participate, no matter what their skill level—it’s a great family activity, too.
WA Department. of Fish & Wildlife: WDFW approves 7-day razor clam dig starting Feb. 15
More information available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.
Toledo Senior Center Silent Raffle underway now, lots of good stuff including an electric fireplace. Bid on your next needful thing and support the folks who supported you.
And while you’re Spring Cleaning...
Today: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Tonight: Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Plus: Bonanza BBQ Prime Rib For 2 @ Toledo Event Center
Saturday: Cowlitz Prairie Grange hosts:
Plus: Red Wine & Chocolate Event @ Bateaux Cellars
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility reminder - Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights (up to 10 bulbs per visit). The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Not Strictly Toledo2: WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners hosts Grape Workshop
February 16, 2019; 10:00AM - Noon
Fort Borst Demonstration Garden, Centralia.
Organizer: Jason Adams
Not Strictly Toledo3: The Chip Guy says - ATTENTION!!!!!!
THE WAREHOUSE WILL BE OPEN AT 230 THIS SATURDAY THE 16TH.
THANKS TO RICHARD NORTON FOR STEPPING IN FOR ME.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE NICE TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, I WILL NOT BE THERE TO KEEP YOU IN LINE.....LOL
Monday: Presidents Day Closures
- Toledo Senior Center
- Toledo Post Office
- City of Toledo Offices
- Toledo School District including offices
- Timberland Bank (all branches)
- ...and The Other Toledo
TUESDAY FEB. 19TH FROM 5PM TO 8PM AT THE TES CAFETERIA PLEASE SHARE!!!
Youth ages 4 to 12 & Babe Ruth ages 13 to 15
Link: Toledo Youth Baseball Sign up Form
And: 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.
City of Toledo announcement: 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 BASKETBALL
Kelso - Semi
6:00 pm Wahkiakum vs Ocosta - girls
7:30 pm Toledo vs Kalama - boys
Montesano - Semi
6:00 pm Valley vs Ilwaco - girls
7:30 pm Valley vs Life Christian - boys
6:00 pm Onalaska vs South Bend - girls
7:30 pm Adna vs Ilwaco - boys
4:30 pm Adna vs Toledo - girls
6:00 pm Raymond vs Chief Leschi - girls
7:30 pm Wahkiakum vs Napavine - boys
4:30 pm T.L. vs NWC - boys
6:00 pm MWP vs Winlock - boys
7:30 pm Mossyrock vs Rainier - girls
We will finish the tournament on Saturday as follows:
Rochester - 2 games with winners to regionals and losers out (we are not playing games 17 - 20 because teams have already qualified for regionals and we will determine placement based on RPI).
1:00 pm - TBA
2:30 pm TBA
Chehalis - 2 qualifying games and the championship games
1:00 pm - TBA
2:30 pm - TBA
6:00 pm - girls Championship game
8:00 pm - boys Championship game
!!!! 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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