- Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Motion Opposes CGR
- National Weather Service: Forecast At A Glance *
- Cliff Mass Climate & Weather: JAWS2
- FTC: FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule *
- USDA: USDA Announces $16 Million Funding For Veteran Farmers & Ranchers *
- Health Corner: Hypnosis for Health - Can Trances Work? *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Castle Rock Community Fair Parade *
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market, Youth Football Sign Ups *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs: More Elephants On Parade
Image credits MAP Enrichment Programs
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Cowlitz Indian Tribe Motion Opposes CGR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019
Longview, WA - On July 6, 2019 the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Council unanimously passed a motion opposing the proposed Crystal Geyser facility near Randle, Washington. After witnessing considerable local and tribal opposition, and other factors such as land use, climate change concerns, and numerous other concerns, we believe it is not in the public interest for Ecology to issue a water right for the proposed Crystal Geyser facility.
Saturday: July 20, 2019 - Protest Letter Writing Workshop
*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.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
National Weather Service: Forecast At A Glance
Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: JAWS2
JAWS2 hit today and precipitation was quite substantial for July. (Remember JAWS stands for July Abnormally Wet System). The total accumulation for the last 24 h is found below. Over an inch on the western side of the Olympics and similar values at some locations on the western slopes of the northern Cascades. Just where we needed the rain.
Although the worst should be over by late Friday, the atmosphere seems to be stuck in an unusual configuration, with an upper level trough in our vicinity. To demonstrate this, let me show you the height anomaly from normal at 500 hPa, about 18,000 ft. Blue indicates lower heights than normal (associated with troughing). The heights are in the solid lines.
FTC: FTC Seeks Comments on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
FTC to host workshop on COPPA in October as part of initiative
July 17, 2019 - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Government Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Protection Privacy and Security Children's Privacy
In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes are needed.
The COPPA Rule, which first went into effect in 2000 to implement the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, requires certain websites and other online services that collect personal information from children under the age of 13 to provide notice to parents and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from these children.
The FTC typically reviews its rules every 10 years. Rapid changes in technology, including the expanded use of education technology, reinforce the need to re-examine the COPPA Rule at this time.
USDA: Are you interested in becoming a farmer?
We have resources to help you get started:
- Make a plan
- Start to farm
- Leverage our resources
- Get connected
USDA: USDA Announces $16 Million Funding Opportunity to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). The program is administered by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).
“All farmers and ranchers deserve equal access to USDA programs and services,” said Mike Beatty, director of the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. “2501 grants go a long way in fulfilling our mission to reach historically underserved communities and ensure their equitable participation in our programs.”
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2019. See the request for applications for full details.
Health Corner: Hypnosis for Health - Can Trances Work?
Have you seen someone get hypnotized? They may have been put in a trance and told to do silly things. But hypnosis can be used for more than just show. It’s also being studied to treat certain health conditions.
Medical hypnosis aims to improve health and wellness. It can help relax and focus your mind—and make you more open to new ideas.
The technique usually has two parts. First, the health care provider gets your attention by inviting you to focus on something, such as an object or breathing. When you focus like this, your brain becomes more open to suggestion.
“Focusing makes the brain more flexible,” explains Dr. Mark P. Jensen, a pain expert at the University of Washington who researches hypnosis.
Then the health care provider can offer a helpful suggestion. For example, if your goal is to manage pain, the provider may suggest that you feel greater comfort. Or they may suggest that you focus on being able to handle the pain more easily.
“Hypnosis takes advantage of the fact that people are able to be open to absorbing new ideas,” Jensen says. “You get someone’s attention and then you offer them a new way of looking at a problem that will make the problem easier for them to manage.”
In addition to pain, studies suggest that hypnosis may help manage irritable bowel syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers are also studying hypnosis for mood disorders.
“There’s emerging evidence that it’s useful for helping people to manage depression and anxiety, including anxiety around medical procedures and surgery,” Jensen says.
Some people respond to hypnosis more easily than others. It’s also more effective if you want to be hypnotized. Hypnosis is not mind control by another person.
“We’re all open to new ideas at some level,” he says. “With people who have more hypnotic talent, it just takes fewer sessions. But everybody can respond at some level to hypnosis.”
Imaging studies are shedding light on what happens in the brain during hypnosis. “Hypnosis is a particularly powerful technique for changing brain activity,” Jensen says.
Researchers have found that different hypnotic suggestions can affect different parts of the brain. Pain involves both sensation and emotion.
A hypnotic suggestion for greater comfort changes the brain activity in the areas that process the intensity of the sensations.
“If I make the suggestion that these sensations don’t bother you anymore, then the part of the brain that processes how upset you are by pain decreases in activity,” Jensen says. “But the part of the brain that processes intensity of sensation doesn’t necessarily change.”
The way a drug treats pain is different. If you take an opioid to relieve pain, your whole brain can be affected, including the parts that process sensation. The pain may go away, but there can be side effects. These may include constipation, breathing problems, and even addiction.
More studies are needed to fully evaluate the potential benefits of hypnosis and how it might work.We do know hypnosis doesn’t work for everyone. “There are some people—very few—that it only helps a little,” Jensen says. “There are others whose lives can be completely turned around for the better with hypnotic treatments. Most people are somewhere in between.”
*Congratulations to Daniel Finney, State Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner
*Reprinted by permission from NIH News In Health.
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Not Strictly Toledo: Area Agency on Aging Community Forum
Not Strictly Toledo: Reptile Man @ Salkum Timberland Library *
3 - 4 PM today
Salkum Timberland Library
2480 US Highway 12, Salkum, Washington 98582
Not Strictly Toledo: Castle Rock Community Fair - There's Magic in the Air!
July 18 - 20 · Castle Rock Fair ·
Today through Saturday
Don't forget about our amazing fair kick off parade!!!! Thursday night at 6:30 PM.
Please join us for our 61st annual Castle Rock Community Fair! We have lots of fun for all ages. Animals, quarter arcade games, archery, magicians, wet money scramble, live bands, local 4H and FFA exhibits, and who can forget about the delicious fair food, and much, much more!
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
Toledo Youth Football reminder: Last Chance Sign Up Tonight
Last chance Youth Football sign up July 18th@ 6pm at the HS baseball concession stand
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
Travel through scenic rural areas and historic cities and towns in and around Lewis County, Washington and visit 37 artists at 17 locations showing, demonstrating, and selling their work.
Starting in mid-July, pick up a studio guide for a map and information on each artist. We have lots of hands-on activities for all ages! Visit one or visit them all with this free self-guided tour. September 21-22 & 28-29. Studios are open weekends only, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Also visit the Exhibition Gallery where each participating artist has one piece of work on display at 210 Railroad Ave in Centralia in the historic train depot September 21-29.
Esther Borte Memorial Water Park is open for business
2 quarters to start then 5 additional minutes per quarter
Located in Kemp Olson (City) Park, Toledo.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporting Member!*
PLEASE GIVE SO WE CAN KEEP HELPING
Please take 5 to give 5. It just takes 5 minutes...or less....to sign up with PayPal to pledge $5 a month. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…
The Cat's Meow has faithfully served SW Washington for 10 years. We have helped CLOSE TO 10 THOUSAND people and cats with rescue, adoption, transport to other no-kill rescues, low-cost spay/neuter, emergency vet care, supplies, training, referrals and more.
*Loyal supporter since 2013. Join me now.
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.
Mark your calendars: LC Planning Commission Meeting 6 PM Tuesday July 23
*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!
TES PTO postedt: Toledo Elementary School Garden Work Party is Seeking Volunteers
July 20th 9:00am-2:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Garden Club Kids and their families, TESPTO, Toledo Lions and Lioness' , Toledo Garden Club, Toledo Seniors and all interested volunteer groups and individuals are invited to help with the remaining 2019 garden projects and general garden upkeep.
Some of the projects include:
* Assembly and filling of raised beds
* Replanting of orchard
* Assembly of compost bins
* Laying of weed control paper and chips
* Weeding and weed wacking
Any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
July 27: Mt St Helens Institute hosts 10 Mile Awesome Hike
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo HIgh School
*Special pricing for Senior Citizens - contact General Cothren for details.
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
September 24: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
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.
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
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