- National Weather Service: Wildfire Smoke From BC
- EarthSky: Perseid Meteor Showers Live Link
- Gifford Pinchot Forest: Huckleberry Harvesting & Regulations
- Local Businesses Targeted In Thefts
- LewCo News Release: Confirmed Rabid Bat Aug. 4 In Alexander Park Chehalis
- Toledo Community Library: Celebrating 4 Year Anniversary Today
- Today: Lewis County BOCC Meeting
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
US National Weather Service Portland Oregon forecast:
Smoke has moved over Washington and northern Oregon today from wildfires burning in British Columbia. This smoke may create less than ideal viewing conditions for the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight across northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The smoke currently found across southern Oregon likely arrives Tuesday and Wednesday.
Temps near 90 degrees Fahrenheit Monday, 95F Tuesday, high 80’s Wednesday…
Check out this 3-minute video on how increasing heat waves affect physical & mental performance, results of data analysis on 783 lethal heat waves across 36 countries.
For your latest forecast, visit http://www.weather.gov/pqr
Clouded out for Perseid meteors tonight, or can't get out of town? Try watching online via the Virtual Telescope project: https://www.virtualtelescope.eu
Translate UTC to your time: http://bit.ly/1cbyTKu
Details on the meteor shower: http://bit.ly/1sP1TOQ
Huckleberry season has arrived at Gifford Pinchot National Forest (near Mt St Helens)!
To help maintain sustainable huckleberry populations, permits are now be required for everyone who plans to harvest huckleberries on the forest, including those who harvest for personal consumption. Permits for personal use are free and are available online only at: https://apps.fs.usda.gov/gp.
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- A person may pick up to one gallon of berries per day and up to three gallons of berries per year with a free use permit.
- Free use berries may not be sold or bartered.
- Free use permits are available year round, but expire at the end of each calendar year.
- Print your permit; take it with you while you harvest; and enter on the permit the quantity of berries you harvest.
- More information is at the free use permit Frequently Asked Questions
Q & A: Harvesting of berries is allowed on the majority of lands on the Forest. Areas closed to harvest include Wildernesses, Research Natural Areas, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Mineral Block. A free, detailed map is available at your local Ranger Districts.
Bonanza BBQ manager Christina Gorton posted early Thursday:
BURGLAR BUSY IN DOWNTOWN TOLEDO
“Dan got to restaurant at 2:40 am to put meat on smoker and found that someone broke in through little bathroom window. The person is small or using child to help. They took a black 7 " Samsung tab A tablet , the one we take card payments on. So watch for one for sale, or someone showing off new one. He drank a can of orange pop and left can on counter . If you suspect someone Toledo police want your help catching this person(s). Please warn other businesses and residents.”
Similar reports have been made regarding 2 other local businesses.
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services News Release
For immediate release: August 10, 2018
For more information contact: Danette York, 360-740-2774 or Danette.York@lewiscountywa.gov
Confirmed Rabid Bat Found August 4 in Alexander Park, Chehalis
Chehalis, WA – A bat found at Lintott/Alexander Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018 has tested positive for rabies. The bat was reportedly found around 3:00 p.m. on a sandbar by the river and collected by a park visitor. The person gave the bat to another individual who, after seeing the bat exhibit signs of rabies, turned it in to Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) for testing. The health department received the positive rabies results from the Washington State Public Health Laboratory on August 9.
Who is at risk: Any person or animal that touched or had contact with the bat or its saliva could be at risk of getting rabies, which is almost always fatal once symptoms begin. Fortunately, rabies can be prevented if treatment is given before symptoms appear. At this time, there have been no reports of people having contact with the bat. However, according to LCPHSS Health Officer Rachel Wood, MD, MPH, the concern is not knowing how long the bat had been there or whether anyone may have touched it.
Lintott/Alexander Park is located at 1101 Riverside Road West, along the Chehalis River just south of the Highway 6 bridge going West out of Chehalis. LCPHSS is asking anyone who came into contact with the bat, or believes their children may have come into contact with the bat at the park on August 4 should consider the possibility of an exposure to rabies and contact LCPHSS at 360-740-1222 during regular business hours or 360-740-1105 after hours or on the weekend. If you have pets that may have been exposed, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
More about rabies: According to Dr. Wood, the rabies virus is found in the saliva and brain tissue of a rabid animal. It is usually spread to humans by animal bites or scratches. Rabies could also potentially be spread if bat saliva containing the virus comes into contact with mucous membranes (eye, nose, and respiratory tract), open cuts, or wounds. Other contact, such as petting a rabid animal or contact with the blood, urine, or feces of a rabid animal does not constitute an exposure.
If you are reading or hearing this message after working hours or over the weekend, it is safe to wait to call the Health Department at 360-740-1222 Monday morning.
Toledo Community Library celebrates 4 years since opening day in 2014, August 13. It’s hard to imagine Toledo today without this place!
Happy Anniversary, TCL!
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From vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events July gathering:
"The Toledo PTO and Citizens for Great Toledo Schools is requesting help to fund our November bond campaign. We have been given an incredible opportunity to have the state fund 72% of the cost of constructing a new Toledo High School, but in order to get it, we need to pass a $7 million dollar bond. The school district cannot fund a campaign and therefore the committee must ask the community for help."
Donations can be made at the gofundmepage: https://www.gofundme.com/toledo-wa-school-bond-campaign?member=366926
Today: Lewis County BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, August 13th, 2018
Heads Up: Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a Special Board Meeting - Supt. Evaluation-Mid Term Review on Thursday August 16, 2018 at 6 PM.
The Meeting will be held in the Toledo Middle School Library.
The public is invited to attend.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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