- National Weather Service: Record Hot Days, Keeping Cool *
- USDA: 47 Rural Communities & Regions To Receive Technical Assistance *
- FTC & FDA Send Warning Letters to Companies Selling Flavored E-liquids
- FDA: Kroger Recalls Select Frozen Private Selection Berries *
- WA State ATG: EPA Guidance Restricts States' Ability to Protect Clean Water *
- Public Service Announcement: Is Your Kitty A Convict? *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map.
Check out recent activity or history at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Toledo School District: Cowlitz Prairie Academy
Toledo School District posted TES PTO’s ISO* message, saying: This is an amazing organization. You can contribute to making it even more amazing.
TES PTO: Your Toledo PTO has a few positions open for the 2019/20 school year.
New board members will be voted in 6/11/19 at Tuesdays 6pm general meeting.
Toledo Middle School shared:
USDA: USDA Announces 47 Rural Communities and Regions that will Receive Technical Assistance to Help Build Long-Term Economic Growth
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the names of 47 rural communities and regions that will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
In WA State: Pend Oreille County will use planning assistance to help identify which industries would be best for economic investments.
Jefferson & Clallam Counties will use planning assistance to support e-Connectivity. Technical assistance will support residents of Jefferson and Clallam counties.
Sponsored by Senators Patty Murray & Maria Cantwell.
FTC: JUN 7, 2019 - FTC and FDA Send Warning Letters to Companies Selling Flavored E-liquids About Social Media Endorsements without Health Warnings
FDA: Press Announcements
June 7, 2019 - FDA, FTC take action to protect kids by citing four firms that make, sell flavored e-liquids for violations related to online posts by social media influencers on their behalf
June 4, 2019 - FDA approves first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks
June 7, 2019 - Kroger Recalls Select Frozen Private Selection Berries for Possible Health Risk
No customer illnesses have been reported to date. Kroger was informed by the FDA that a sample of the Private Selection frozen berries was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Kroger is recalling the following items, which were distributed to all Kroger family of store banners (including Fred Meyer) across the country:
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808);
- PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809)
Full recall details at this link.
Governor Jay Inslee: Inslee statement on EPA guidance that restricts states' ability to protect clean water
June 7, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following guidance from the federal Environmental Protection Agency that drastically narrows the scope and timelines for states' certifications for water quality permits under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
“This new guidance, written without consultation with states and tribal communities, is the latest step in an unprecedented assault from the Trump Administration on the right of states to protect their waters and communities.
“Our state is currently reviewing the implications, but it is clear the Clean Water Act is now under direct and sustained attack by the federal government. We will not allow this or any president to illegally constrain our ability to protect Washingtonians’ right to clean water. I continue to stand with governors across the country in condemning actions that are clearly intended to restrict states from ensuring the health and safety of our people.”
Letter from EPA to Gov. Jay Inslee
Guidance document from EPA to federal agencies, states and tribal governments
Public Service Announcement: The Oatmeal - Is Your Kitty A Convict?
26% of dogs are reported & returned home.
But for cats, it’s less than 5%.
Why the disparity?
- More dogs have ID collars on than cats do.
- Cats are better at hiding.*
- When people see a dog running around the neighborhood, they assume it’s lost. When people see a cat running around the neighborhood, they just assume it’s an outdoor cat, so it never gets reported.
The Solution: If your cat is an indoor kitty, dress them in orange. Put an orange collar on them. Or an orange scarf. Anything orange, as long as it has an ID tag.
Why orange? 2 reasons:
- Orange is bright & reflective.
- It brands your indoor cat as a convict.
The second reason is the core of our Kitty Convict Project.
Indoor cat owners: by putting orange collars on your kitties, it signals to the people of the world that your cat belongs INSIDE.
People of the World: If you see a cat running around, know that they are an escaped convict. They are a lost cat.
The Idea here is that we turn more Lost Cats into Found Cats - that we bump up that 5% to something less depressing.
The Idea is we have fewer kitty funerals and more kitty birthdays.
This is our mission.
Our weird little plan.
End the cat nudity.
Embrace the orange.
~With love, The Oatmeal
Do you like this idea?
The most helpful thing you can do is share this page.
On Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
More information (plus link to eponymous orange collars, below cost) at this URL: https://explodingkittens.com/kittyconvict/
*Tip: ⅔ of cats that go missing are found within 4-5 houses of where they live, so keep your search radius small at first, then branch out later.
**Bonus: Matt Inman will be signing his latest book @ Powell’s in Beaverton on Tuesday.
**View the brief pictorial at this link: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/kitty_convict2
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. Mondays in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, June 10, 2019.
Please note the county website has changed.
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM 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!
Tonight: Dancing Moon Yoga returns 6 PM Monday nights to Camp Singing Wind!
Join us for an hour of yoga and relaxation! We will do a gentle vinyasa flow followed by some deep stretching and a guided meditation.
All levels of experience are welcome!
We'll meet in the lodge. Bring your mat and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5-10 at the door. Please arrive about 10 minutes early if this is your first class with us.
Also Tonight: Hey grads, have you given some thought to beefing up your resume?
Make your Monday nights an unbeatable investment - become a volunteer firefighter.
Wildfire Season is upon us and your help is appreciated.
Download your volunteer application at this link.
Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo Fire Department) is also on Facebook.
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!
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
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/
AG Ferguson: Deadline extended to claim share of nearly $40 million CRT recovery
The deadline to file a claim is extended to June 17, 2019.
Click here to read the full news release...
!!NEW!! June 21: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM. Reserve your time slot online. More details at this link.
!!NEW!! June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation Details TBA.
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.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
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