- Lewis County Water Alliance: LC BOCC Vote On Bottled Water Today *
- Toledo School District: 2 Hour ACT Late Start Today *
- National Weather Service: Cascade Snow Level Drops By Monday *
- FDA: Recalls - Chocolates, Anti Seizure Medication *
- Consumer Product Safety: Recalls - Infant Sleeper, Water Bottle, Holster *
- WDFW: Additional One-Day Smelt Opening For Cowlitz River February 26 *
- Lewis County Veterans Parade Returns To Toledo November 7 *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, Toledo Historical Society *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District: Welcome To Toledo Track & Training
Toledo Track and Training is working to provide our community with a proper track venue to support our athletes and local recreation. http://toledotrack.org/
Reminder: 2 Hour ACT Late Start Today
Watch for school kids & busses on the road later than usual this morning.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Lewis County BOCC Vote On Bottled Water Production
Craig Jasmer, Lewis County Water Alliance: Invitation To Pack The Courthouse Today
8 months ago, over 300 citizens of Randle and East Lewis County showed up for a town hall meeting to learn the FACTS about Crystal Geyser’s plans. We knew we had to do something big to stop them.
On Monday Feb. 24th at 10am, the Lewis County Commissioners will vote on an ordinance that would change the county code, and prohibit bottled water plants in all of rural Lewis County.
Let’s pack the courthouse in Chehalis on Monday and show the Commissioners just how much we appreciate their courage to do the right thing!!
Today! February 24th is the hearing and potentially the day Lewis County Commissioners vote on banning bottled water production in rural Lewis County!!!
Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 10 AM
Hosted by Craig Jasmer and Lewis County Water Alliance
Lewis County Courthouse
Lewis County Commissioners, 351 NW North St
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office: It Rained So Hard...
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Cascade Snow Level Drops By Monday
- Monday - A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
- Monday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind.
- TuesdayA - 20 percent chance of rain after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind.
- Tuesday Night - A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Calm wind.
- Wednesday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
FTC: FTC Sending $34 Million In Refunds To Scammed Office Depot Customers
The FTC is sending refund checks totaling more than $34 million to consumers who allegedly were tricked by Office Depot, software provider Support.com into buying computer repair products and services: https://go.usa.gov/xdPDn
FTC: Rent-to-Own Operators Settle Charges that They Restrained Competition through Reciprocal Purchase Agreements
FTC alleges that agreements by Aaron’s Inc., Buddy’s Newco, LLC, and Rent-A-Center, Inc. reduced competition, lowered quality and selection of products
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:Recalls - Infant Sleeper, Water Bottle, Holster
#Recall: Kolcraft inclined sleeper accessory. Infant fatalities have been reported while using other manufacturers' inclined sleep products; none with this product. Stop using them and contact Kolcraft for $35 voucher. CONTACT: 800-453-7673 or www.kolcraft.com. Full recall notice: http://bit.ly/2HFdygu
#Recall: Contigo Reannounces Recall of 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Additional Incidents with Replacement Lids. Over 400 incidents of the spout detaching reported; 27 incidents of spouts found in children’s mouths. Full notice: http://bit.ly/32aLQC3
Search for recalls on CPSC.gov/Recalls
FDA: Press Release
FDA Takes Action with Indian Government to Protect Consumers From Illicit Medical Products
First Bilateral Enforcement Operation with India Stopped Approximately 500 Shipments Through International Mail
Each day across the U.S., nine IMFs receive mail from more than 180 countries, and it is part of the FDA’s mission to inspect, detect and intercept illegal products, including those that are unapproved, counterfeit and/or potentially dangerous, such as illicit opioid products, counterfeit prescription drugs, medical devices, over-the-counter products, and products labeled as dietary supplements that may contain harmful ingredients. In fiscal year 2019, the FDA screened approximately 25,200 parcels, containing more than 41,000 products combined at all of its IMF facilities. The FDA detained more than 38,000 of those products…
FDA Recalls - Chocolates, Anti-Seizure Medicine
Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
(These products were) distributed to 157 Natural Grocers stores (across 20 states including) Washington...
Moonstruck Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 3.1 oz. Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate
The affected Moonstruck Chocolate Praline Pecan & Ginger Element Bar in Dark Chocolate was distributed nationwide through retail stores, online orders, and direct delivery between November 9, 2019 and February 19, 2020...
Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenytoin Oral Suspension USP, 125 mg/5ml Due to Possible Underdosing or Overdosing
*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
WA State Insurance Commissioner: Flood Policy Types, Canceled Travel Insurance
Consumer alert: Kreidler’s advice for claims from flood damage
OLYMPIA, WA. - Storms and flooding have hit Washington state hard over the last month. Unless people have flood insurance, they may not be covered for any damage caused by the latest weather systems.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has advice for consumers hit by the storms and for people wanting to protect themselves in the future.
“Unfortunately, your typical homeowner or renter policy will not cover flood damage,” said Kreidler. “You must have a separate flood insurance policy.
Will travel insurance pay if you cancel a trip because of a health epidemic?
The short answer: Probably not.
WDFW: WDFW announces additional one-day smelt opening for Cowlitz River Feb 26
After a successful smelt opening last week, we've announced another limited dip-net fishery for smelt on a portion of the Cowlitz River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 26. Dip-netters harvested an estimated 35,000 pounds of smelt during last Friday's 5-hour opener!
For more information, see the news release: https://wdfw.wa.gov/…/wdfw-announces-additional-one-day-sme…
Local Veteran Ric Kindle posted: Lewis County Veterans Parade Returns To Toledo
It's baaaaack! Toledo will host the the Southwestern Washington Veterans Parade on November 7. We have a great crew working on this project so look for a great event.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, February 24, 2020.
Agenda link here.
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
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!
Also Today: Toledo Historical Society meet 4 PM @ Toledo Community Library
Toledo Historical Society meets 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library, except as follows; in May, on the 3rd Monday. In July, August and December, no meetings are held.
The History Room inside the library displays early pictures, papers and artifacts generously donated by area families. The Society also participates in numerous projects in the community, and funds scholarships.
New members welcomed.
Tonight: Lewis County Fire District #2 (Toledo Fire Department) meets 7 PM Mondays for training & drills. Make a difference in your community by signing up as a volunteer. Do more than rescue kittens from trees, ride in shiny rigs, squirt water & bandage up your neighbors.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Ends February 28: SILENT AUCTION IS LIVE!!
Please come into the Toledo Senior Center during business hours to bid on any of the wonderful items we have for our silent auction! Bids are open to the public and all monies benefit the Toledo Senior Center. HELP US KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN!
Auction closes Friday, February 28th.
Deadline March 20: Toledo Cheese Day Button Contest - “A Century Of Memories”
Hosted by Cheese Days Toledo Washington, Toledo Lions Club, & Farmers Insurance- Cyndi Philbrook Agency
February 28: Ecstatic Dance & Reiki & Sound Healing @ Camp Singing Wind
Hosted by Gather Green, Camp Singing Wind & Healing Heart Reiki
March 14: Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
2 - 4 PM Raffles & Prizes.
March 16: Don Bowen Day
2:30 - 3:30 PM Hosted by Toledo School District
March 19: BIG Toledo Community Meeting
7 PM @ Toledo Middle School
May 3: Toledo Mighty Fine Seniors Present Spring Tea In Toledo
May 9: Steamboat Alley Work Party - watch for details.
May 16-17: Mount St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary Weekend
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.
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
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