- WSDOT: Breaking News I-5 Closed NB & SB Near SR 16
- National Weather Service: Tonight thru Friday
- WA State DNR: Prescribed Fire & Smoke
- WSDA: Gypsy Moth Environmental Docs ISO Public Review
- Defend The Flock: Biosecurity Basics & Beyond
- Op Ed: Police & Use Of Unmarked Patrol Vehicles
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Uke Lessons
- Tonight: Mayors Meeting
- Wednesday: Page Turners, Grange Meeting, Yoga In Toledo!
- Toledo High School Sports: March 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
WSDOT: posted 4:40 AM today:
National Weather Service Seattle WA outlook:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources explained:
Fire is a natural part of many Washington landscapes. So while we return it with prescribed fire — a technique where firefighters burn away brush — there will be some smoke. Unlike wildfire smoke, it will not stick around for weeks.
Washington Prescribed Fire Council explains what goes into smoke management so that we can look out for communities near our forests.
38-second video: https://www.facebook.com/WashDNR/videos/359966327932357/
WSDA: Gypsy Moth Environmental Docs ISO Public Review
Washington State Department of Agriculture shared a post.
Free webinar this Thursday (March 28, 2019). Learn tips to keep your flock healthy! Registration now open.
Defend The Flock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites you to join two of our poultry health experts – and a few special guests – for a free webinar. We’ll be celebrating Bird Health Awareness Week...
To get biosecurity updates and information year-round, sign up to receive the brand new Defend the Flock e-Newsletter. The first issue will launch in May 2019. Select “Defend the Flock e-Newsletter” under Veterinary Services at bit.ly/2UC7iLi
Full details link here.
Op Ed: Police & Use Of Unmarked Patrol Vehicles
Recently a reader questioned the legality of using unmarked vehicles for patrols, others quickly presuming only the guilty would complain about this protocol.
- Toledo Police Chief John Brockmueller posted:
While I know & enjoy a good relationship with all the local constabulary, one respondent highlighted a salient factor:
- Not causing drama folks, just making citizens aware of the Law in Washington.
Traveling the country several decades ago, I was targeted by less than scrupulous men hiding behind badges. Thankfully, I could generally find someone on the CB radio to pull over on pretext of checking tires, load, etc. & provide an extra pair of eyes. More than once the man behind the badge threatened to have the other driver arrested & charged if they failed to leave the scene (& me). I remain grateful to those who risked their own safety to assure my own.
I learned not to stop until I could find safe haven - a 24-hour truck stop or other well-lit busy venue, a staffed toll booth, a rest area on a toll road. Often the one threatening dire consequences for failure to yield would peel off before I pulled up at the (full-service) fuel pumps.
Only once did an officer follow me right to the full service pumps, and after a stern admonishment (with plenty of burly witnesses) set me free with a caution.
Unlike my old mum, I didn’t automatically suspect men in uniform, men bearing a badge. Her view of those entrusted to protect & serve was ultimately revealed in, of all things, a packet of love letters between her future husband & herself during WWII.
Because she had a Wisconsin drivers license, she landed a job transporting crews of (shh!) door-to-door magazine sales, a story she admitted shamefaced in her later years. In those last years as she grew increasingly frail, she would experience nightmares which I was assured by her caregivers were the hysterical ramblings of a woman suffering dementia. She would cry out and claim, “I have been misused!”
Those love letters I discovered later bore all the euphemisms of a traffic stop gone wrong in the South, where her Yankee accent marked her for sport. Those nightmares were recollections of events long past. Her respect for uniforms was forever tarnished.
Don’t misunderstand me. Today’s police & deputies understand they have stringent guidelines to maintain, judged in the court of phone cameras & social media & instant if not accurate newsfeeds. And when I call for help, I trust a skilled professional will show up on my behalf.
But don’t discount that woman’s hesitation. The #MeToo Movement has more members than anyone’s brother really knows.
Vision:Toledo asks: Did you fill out this brief survey? What do you want to see in Toledo? What are you waiting for?
Looking Ahead - WSU Lewis County Extension: Lacto-Fermentation
Make sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir etc
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twin Cities Senior Center
2545 N National AVE
Chehalis, WA 98532
Organizer - Julie Pirtle
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Linda Lemiere-Zile posted:
Food Bank at Toledo New Life church Monday and Tuesday this week week! 10:00am -12:00 PM. If you are needing some food, come get what you need for what we have!
Today: Uke Lessons
- Page Turners Book Group 1:30 PM @ Toledo Community Library
- Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 PM @ Grange Hall 5180 Jackson Hwy
- Yoga In Toledo 6:30 PM @ Camp Singing Wind
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
March 26th @ King’s Way 6:00
March 28th vs. Seton Catholic 6:00 @ WHS
March 26th vs. Elma 4:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00
March 28th JV @ Rochester 4:00 bus @ 2:15
March 28th vs. King’s Way 3:00/5:00
March 29th @ Morton White Pass 4:00
March 26th @ Adna 3:30pm bus 1:55
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
!! NEW !! Lewis County Solid Waste Utility announced: Tire Recycling is BACK! The annual event is sponsored by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, Code Enforcement, and the Washington State Department of Ecology.
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
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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