- National Weather Service: & Day Outlook Sunny *
- Toledo School District says: New THS Artist Rendering Adds Windows & Light
- Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington: Missing Pets + More Coyote Sightings *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Back To School Basics For Kids *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Red Cross Blood Drive, Threshing Bee Tractor Parade *
- Weekend Outlook: Harvest Breakfast, Early Bird Sale, Music In The Park, More *
- And Beyond: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events Tuesday Night *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Cowlitz Prairie Grange: Parade 7 PM tonight
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 55th Annual Threshing & Gas Show August 24-25, 2019
#I(heart)Logan posted Thursday:
Guess who has a pulse of 74?
*Logan Grove is amazing 18 year old with a genetic heart disorder: Dilated Cardiomyopathy & Tachycardia (heart failure). This is a group to support Logan’s journey as he and his family navigates through this new journey in life attempting to manage this illness. Logan is required to take several medications daily all of which have the potential to cause him a heart attack, stroke, or coma. He is on a very strict diet that limits fluid & sodium intake. Eventually his meds will stop working and he will need a heart transplant. Medical costs are mounding with the MANY appointments to Tacoma & Seattle, constant tests, and medications required to merely manage his condition.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: 7 Day Outlook
Toledo City Hall: Planning Commission Vacancy
Have You Seen Me? Toledo Food Bank Feline-In-Residence Missing
Toledo Police Officer Randy Pennington: Missing Pets + More Coyote Sightings
Just a little PSA of sorts: Seeing posts about lost small dogs, cats, etc. In the 34 years I've been patrolling the city at night, I have never seen coyotes in town till this summer. Always have heard them, but not (seen them) freely wandering in town. Virtually every night I am out since about May, I have seen at least one or more coyotes right in town, usually between Augustus to Oak between First and Third. They simply follow the food chain, and either they are finding easier prey in town or their normal prey is scarce, causing them to move into town. A stray cat or small dog is easy pickings for a coyote - even a huge dog is no match for several coyotes; they are predators and good at what they do.
I have noticed the normally large number of feral cats I usually see on Washington is declining. The number of raccoons and porcupines and rabbits I have usually seen at night are rare this summer. But coyotes? Literally every night after midnight.
Saw a coyote right by the old doctors office at Augustus and Fourth last weekend, about 2 in the morning, and he didn't even spook when I parked and got out of the patrol car across the street. He calmly went down 4th St and down Washington...
Toledo School District says: New THS Artist Rendering Adds Windows & Light
Consultants have advised that we spend additional time creating unambiguous plans to attract bidders and minimize change orders. They also recommend that we go to bid in December, select our General Contractor in January and break ground in February in order to avoid the bulk of the rainy season and attract more bids.
By adding some time to the project, we expect to realize $300-$400,000 more in state construction assistance for the project next July.
We've been silent on our progress this summer because conditions and information often changed hourly if not daily and no information is better than misinformation. Watch for blog updates next month.
Toledo School District: Guest Speaker Josh Shipp - Time Change
Not Strictly Toledo: Back To School Basics
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
Also Today: Red Cross Blood Drive 12:30 - 6:00 PM Friday, August 23, 2019
Toledo Presbyterian Church
312 Augustus St
Toledo, WA 98591
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee Tractor Parade. Departing 7 PM from staging area across from Toledo High School, heading to
Weekend Outlook: Harvest Breakfast Saturday
August 24-25: Early Bird Preview Yard Sale - The Other Toledo Readers Get It First
Follow up your Harvest Breakfast at Toledo Senior Center with a quick stroll across the parking lot to Toledo Food Bank’s Early Bird Sale this Saturday & Sunday.
BONUS: Negotiations welcome. Make an offer, take home a bargain.
Open 9 AM - 3 PM both days.
*Looking Ahead: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Weekend Yard Sale
Fresh inventory will be arriving for this event, thanks to a generous group donation. Sworn to secrecy, I cannot tell you the details.
Ends August 24: Cafe Aromaz - Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 24-25: TES PTO Surplus School Furniture & Supplies Sale
9 AM - 5 PM at the Toledo VFW Hall on Jackson Highway
August 25: Music in the Park - A Benefit Concert for Rylee and Jessie
Join us for an afternoon of music, love and support for our Toledo girls Rylee Birdwell and Jessie Hull. This is an all ages, public event - BY DONATION ONLY ($10 suggested donation); 100% of all proceeds will be going directly to the families. This will be an event to remember and an afternoon of incredible support - you won’t want to miss it!
PERFORMERS: Toledo Alumni Kaitee Carney, Mason Gaul, and Tyler Crawford
LOCATION: Kemp Olson Memorial Park (The park right by the little league fields and elementary school)
TIME: We will start letting people in the park for the event 2:30pm
SEATING: Bring a chair/blanket, some snacks and enjoy a night of rallying together for these brave girls. There will also be picnic tables available!
PARKING: Please park at the school or little league fields.
**NOTE: If you are not able to make the event but still want to make a private donation to the families, there will be an account set up at the Toledo Bank for the girls - feel free to make your donation there! MORE INFO TO COME SOON**
And Beyond: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM August 27 at The MAC.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: 2019/2020 School Supply Lists!!
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
TES PTO posted: The Kids Closet at Toledo Elementary School is in need of some specific items to get the new school year started:
Boys athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Girls athletic shoes sizes 13 to 3
Boys shorts and sweats sizes 5 to 10
Girls shorts, sweats and leggings sizes 5-12
Please consider donating good used condition clothing and/or picking up an extra pair or two of inexpensive athletic shoes while you are back to school shopping.
Share with your networks! Let's get the closet stocked! Items can be dropped off at the pod inside the garden anytime or arrangements can be made with Ashley Jacobson or Brooke Sellards Acosta.
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.
It is going to take some Big Change in order to keep Big Water corporations out of the Big Bottom and out of Washington State.
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.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
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.
Thru August: Farmers Insurance: School Supply Drive
Thru August: Taco Tuesdays Cowlitz River Float in Toledo
Go paddle down the Cowlitz River and after we exit the river in Toledo it’s Tacos and other great food at Chimi’s in Toledo, right at the boat ramp parking lot
More dates: August 27
Plus: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
August 31, 2019
Hosted by Mike Hedges
August 28: Toledo High School hosts Guest Speaker Josh Shipp
August 28: Meet The Teacher Night (following Guest Speaker Presentation)
August 31: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
August 31: Kayak The Cowlitz 2019 Saturday Toledo Blue Creek to I-5 Rivers Edge RV
September 1: Regeneration Festival @ Camp Singing Wind
September 10: Mount St Helens Institute: Views and Brews is back
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14, 2019: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser update)
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.
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)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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