- City Of Toledo: New Greatway Signs Installed *
- CDC: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever & Tickborne Illness Diagnostics Update *
- Lewis County Beekeepers: EPA Public Meeting - Endangered Species, Pesticide *
- Tech Tuesday: Headlines *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach, Permaculture Workshop *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Wednesday: Mt St Helens Johnston Ridge Opens, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Toledo High School Sports - May 2019 *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledotel toasted: Awesome looking signs being installed in Toledo today!
Advanced Electric Signs did an amazing job! Thank you to Joh Jones especially for all her hard work. This is a project borne from collaborative efforts of the Cool and Connected Grant from USDA, awarded to City of Toledo, Vision:TOLEDO and ToledoTel.
Toledo is open for business!
Toledo School District answered a reader’s concern:
I understand we need a new high school BUT if they ask for more money and higher taxes they’re in trouble…
Supt. Chris Rust (chris-rust.blogspot.com): Today's update addresses some of the concerns listed in this thread. Hope this helps.
Another reader responded: This is what we needed to hear.
Regular updates at: http://chris-rust.blogspot.com/
*Thursday: Toledo School District Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Held monthly third Thursday at Toledo Middle School Library unless otherwise notified.
The inexhaustible Annie Jones posted: Earth Tracks
*We are also offering summer day camps at Camp Singing Wind, details are nearly finalized and I will post info. soon!
US Dept of Health & Human Services: CDC Creates Interactive Training for Diagnosis, Management of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Press Release - For Immediate Release, Monday, May 13, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a(n) education module to help clinicians recognize and diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a sometimes serious and fatal disease spread by the bite of an infected tick.
“Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly if not treated early – yet cases often go unrecognized because the signs and symptoms are similar to those of many other diseases,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. “With tickborne diseases on the rise in the U.S., this training will better equip healthcare providers to identify, diagnose, and treat this potentially fatal disease.”
In 2017, a record number of cases of tickborne spotted fever rickettsiosis, including RMSF, were reported to the CDC. While the number of spotted fever cases in 2017 is striking (6,248 cases, up from 4,269 the previous year)...
RMSF begins with non-specific symptoms such as fever and headache, and sometimes rash, but when left untreated, the disease can lead to devastating consequences. Severely ill patients may require amputation of fingers, toes, or limbs due to poor blood flow; heart and lung specialty care; and management in intensive care units. Roughly 1 in 5 untreated cases are fatal. Half of those deaths occur within the first 8 days of illness.
Disability and death from RMSF can be prevented when doxycycline is prescribed within the first five days of illness, meaning that early recognition and treatment can save lives.
Lewis County Beekeepers linked this announcement (originally) issued by the EPA:
EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Revisions to Draft Framework on Endangered Species Act Process for Pesticides
Revisions respond to 2018 Farm Bill requirements to streamline and improve the process the agency follows to review the impacts pesticides have on endangered species
Contact Information: EPA Press Office (email@example.com )
WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment on draft revisions to the framework used to evaluate the impacts pesticides have on endangered species under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The draft revisions would ensure this process is efficient, protective, transparent, and based on the best available science.
“EPA’s draft framework allows the agency to consider real-world data that will better reflect where pesticides are actually used, and which species could be affected and those that are not likely to be affected,” said EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. “Making these revisions to the framework will follow through on EPA’s commitments under the 2018 Farm Bill and will help EPA target environmental protections where they are needed, and ensure that pesticides can continue to be used safely without impacting endangered species.”
The June 10 public meeting will be part of the federal government’s coordinated effort to improve the Endangered Species Act (ESA) process that is used when pesticides are federally registered. New provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill call for the establishment of an interagency working group to provide recommendations and implement a strategy to improve the pesticide registration process. Input from the public meeting and the public comment period on the draft revised method will be used by the working group to make these improvements.
As part of the EPA’s efforts to engage with stakeholders on this important issue, the agency will host a public meeting on June 10, 2019, at its Potomac Yard South Building in Arlington, Virginia. The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon EDT in the lobby-level conference center.
Those wishing to attend either in person or via teleconference/webinar must register by Thursday, May 30, 2019. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-public-meeting-on-revised-method-for-esa-pesticide-assessments-registration-61651229487
Upon publication in the Federal Register, the EPA will accept public comments for 45 days in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0185 on the draft revised method on www.regulations.gov . The draft revised method and a summary of the major draft changes will be found in the docket.
The draft revised method can also be found here: https://www.epa.gov/endangered-species/draft-revised-method-national-level-endangered-species-risk-assessment-process .
Under the ESA, federal agencies are required to determine whether their actions may affect endangered and threatened species and their designated critical habitat. More information: https://www.epa.gov/endangered-species
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Tech Tuesday: Headlines
CNBC reported: WhatsApp confirms it’s been targeted by spyware. That’s exactly its customers fear
The Verge: Use this cutting-edge AI text generator to write stories, poems, news articles, and more
BBC: Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags
Digital Trends: Twitter sorry for mistakenly storing and sharing some users’ location data
CNET: iPhone owners can sue Apple over App Store, Supreme Court rules
CNET: Your most sensitive data is likely exposed online. These people try to find it
Don’t worry. They want it to be safe.
The data-hunting community is both eclectic and global. Some of its members are professional security experts, others are hobbyists. Some are advanced programmers, others can't write a line of code. They're in Ukraine, Israel, Australia, the US and just about any country you name. They share a common purpose: spurring database owners to lock down your info.
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.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club Monthly Meeting - 6:30 pm at Cafe Aromaz, 408 Silver Street. Join us and find out what we are up to and how you can be a part of something great.
Also Wednesday: Mt St Helens Johnston Ridge opens to the public. Countdown to 39th Anniversary of Mt St Helens Eruption.
*Have you picked up your collectors edition poster at Gallery 505? Open Wednesday 1 - 6 PM. This month’s exhibit: Fire & Ice
Toledo High School Sports - April/May 2019
State Game May 15th vs The Bush School @ Winlock High School 6:00pm
May 24th-25th State Gateway Park Yakima
May 17th District Meet @ WF West bus @ 4:30
May 23rd -25th State in Cheney EWU
!!! GO INDIANS !!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Jamie Cummings says: Make sure to include my upcoming events in your column.
I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
5/18 Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party https://www.facebook.com/events/265261084402449/
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley https://www.facebook.com/events/2249128412004033/
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament https://www.facebook.com/events/576756456162540/
Di Morgan says: These fill well in advance of summer break so sign up early!
Summer Camps @ Morgan Arts Centre
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
Lewis County Community Development: Modification to Outdoor Burning
Effective 12:01 A.M, May 9, 2019, Lewis County will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County. All burn permits are no longer valid at that time. Recreational fires in approved receptacles are still allowed.
Please select the link to access the press release.
!! NEW !! May 18: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
May 18: Toledo Cheese Ball Dance Party @ Kemp Olson Park
May 18: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Hosts Mt St Helens Anniversary Paddle @ Coldwater Lake
June 8: Work Party II @ Steamboat Alley
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
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We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
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Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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