- Lewis County Public Works: Black Ice Warning This Week
- Toledo School District: Winter Break Begins Thursday
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Horror B&B, Rabbits Surf Sheep, Whale In Jungle
- Federal Trade Commission: Tax-Related Identity Theft
- USDA-FSIS Recall: Certain BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals
- RCO: Gov. Inslee Highlights Need to Stop Invasive Species with Awareness Week
- WSU Forestry Extension: Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship
- Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Master Gardeners Host Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
- Today: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo High School Sports: February 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo School District Calendar:
- Thursday - February 28th No School (midwinter break)
- Friday - March 1st No School (midwinter break)
- Monday - March 4th Late Start
You Can't Make This Stuff Up:
The iconic gas station from 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is offering fans the opportunity to dine and sleep at the spooky highway-side business.
Farmer 'couldn't believe it' when he saw the wild rabbits riding atop the herd
- Dead Humpback Whale Mysteriously Appears In Amazon Jungle
The whale carcass was found 50 feet from shore on Brazil’s Marajo Island.
Federal Trade Commission: Tax-Related Identity Theft
Getting your taxes done early can help thwart this version of Identity Theft.
USDA-FSIS News Release: Bellisio Foods Recalls Boneless Pork Rib Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
14-oz. black cardboard box packages containing “BOSTON MARKET Home Style Meals BONELESS PORK RIB SHAPED PATTY WITH BBQ SAUCE & MASHED POTATOES” with “BEST BY:” dates of 12/07/2019 lot code 8341, 01/04/2020 lot code 9004, 01/24/2020 lot code 9024, or 02/15/2020 lot code 9046, represented on the label. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end carton flap of the package. These items were shipped to a Department of Defense facility in Tucson, Ariz. and retail locations nationwide. View Labels.
Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office - News Release
Gov. Inslee Highlights Need to Stop Invasive Species with Awareness Week
Date: February 21, 2019
OLYMPIA–In partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation recognizing the week of February 24 as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington State.
“We are fortunate to live in a state filled with natural beauty and abundant natural resources,” Inslee said. “To keep it that way, we all must do our part to prevent harmful plants and animals not found in Washington from settling here. Nationally, invasive species pose a $137 billion threat to crops, wildlife and forests.”
The week includes opportunities for people to learn how to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals in their everyday lives. For example, people are encouraged to clean their boats and other equipment before going to a new lake or river, and to buy firewood close to where they’ll burn it…
Washington State Library quoted:
"There shouldn’t be some grand, exalted vision of the library's future—there should be lots of them." -- Joe Janes
Read what library leaders had to say about the future of libraries at ALA Midwinter, including Washington State Librarian, Cindy Aden. https://bit.ly/2BS2E4O
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz wrote:
Promoting green energy has been one of my priorities at DNR. More than 100 wind turbines on state lands already generate carbon-neutral electricity, and we will enter our first solar power leases this year. Our goal is to generate 500 megawatts of solar power by 2025.
WSU Forestry Extension - Southwest shared: Washington Farm Forestry Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship
Opportunity for You, Your Children or Grandchildren
WFFA is proud to announce the 2019 offering of the Steven D. Stinson Leadership in Natural Resources Scholarship. This is the fourth annual scholarship offering, made available to the public, with preference given to WFFA members, families and affiliates. The scholarship is a maximum of $3,000 split between college students majoring in natural resources and Ag-Forestry Leadership Program applicants. View announcement at https://www.wafarmforestry.com/node/159.
Scholarship due-date is March 1, 2019.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared a link: Florida Brewery Unveils 6-Pack Rings That Feed Sea Turtles Instead of Killing Them
Story: You’ve probably seen the heart-wrenching photos of the damage plastic six-pack rings can do to marine life. They tangle the wings of sea birds, choke seals, and warp the shells of growing sea turtles.
This Florida brewery has a solution. Introducing, six-pack rings that can either biodegrade or serve as a snack for wildlife. After years of research and development, the rings, made of wheat and barley, are now popping up in south Florida stores.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility added an event: Know Your Soil
Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Master Gardeners - You asked for it--here it is!
On February 26 at 6:00 pm, Jim Chennault will discuss about the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning your trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality. Proper pruning techniques reduces disease and promotes greater fruit production. The class will be held for free in the Fair Exposition located in Longview at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. For more information, contact Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3.
Tuesday Night: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, February 26, 2019
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Update -- Joh Jones
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
e. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
a. Cheesecake Competition -- Jamie Cummings
b. Survey -- Mike Morgan
b. 2019 Calendar -- Sheila Richardson
a. BIG Community Meeting (Mar. 21)-- Mike Morgan
a. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
b. Gallery 505 -- Mike Morgan
c. Cowlitz Prairie Grange -- Tom Boone
d. Mt. St. Helens Update -- Amy Wilson
- Page Turners Book Group 1:30 PM @ Toledo Community Library
- Cowlitz Prairie Grange meetis 6:30 PM @ Grange Hall on Jackson Highway
- Yoga In Toledo 6:30 PM @ Camp Singing Wind
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 SPORTS
February 27th vs. Asotin 10:30 @ Spokane Arena
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
March 7: WSU LC Master Gardeners host Gardening For Everyone
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: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
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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