- Logan Grove: Updates & Prayers *
- National Weather Service: Wetter & Cooler *
- FDA: FDA Warns Company For Drug Manufacturing Data Integrity Violations *
- FCC: FCC Issues Report On CenturyLink Network Outage *
- WA State Department of Natural Resources: Restored Hueys Help Fight Wildfires *
- WA State Recreation and Conservation Office: *ISO Funding Board Members *
- Lewis County BOCC: County *ISO Individuals To Participate In Budget Process *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
#I(heart)Logan posted this request from Angela Hill on Monday:
Hey guys!! Got another procedure (ablation) Tuesday!! Prayers welcome!!
*Update: Angela Hill Grove - Finally took him back. Now we wait. (4 PM Tuesday)
*Update2: Dr. Seslar came out and said it's holding and he did not go into A-fib.
Please, pray. It only lasted 3 hours, last time. We need this to be a permanent fix!!
*Update3: So far, so good. He is holding steady. Thank you for your continued love and support!! We go back in the morning!! (Midnight Tuesday)
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Wet & Cooler Wednesday
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate: The First Autumn Storm Makes Landfall on Wednesday
It is very typical for first "autumn-like" storm to reach our region during the third week of August....and this year will not be an exception. In fact, we have two systems that will be making landfall this week, with the first one being the strongest.
Rain comes in on Wednesday, associated with a robust Pacific front, with the 24 hr total ending 5 PM Wednesday being substantial over the Olympic Peninsula and north Cascades. On the coast, some locations could get several inches.
Another system comes in late Friday and Saturday, with substantial amounts shown in the 24h total ending 5 AM Saturday.
All this rain will be associated with a massive reconfiguration of the atmosphere to a more fall-like pattern.
FDA: FDA Warns Company For Putting Consumers At Risk With Drug Manufacturing Data Integrity Violations
Action highlights agency’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of over-the-counter drugs
August 20, 2019 - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a warning letter to Ningbo Huize Commodity Co., an over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer, for significant current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) violations, including data integrity issues.
“Americans deserve to have confidence in the quality of drugs the FDA regulates – from the prescription medicines they take to the over-the-counter products they use in their daily lives, like toothpaste and sunscreen. Helping assure the quality and safety of these products is one of our greatest responsibilities as a public health agency. In recent years, the FDA has focused additional resources on efforts to prevent, uncover and combat data integrity lapses. We’ve focused comprehensive new efforts on these risks, both through our global inspections program as well as providing updated guidance, and to train our staff on identifying concerns related to data integrity,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D. “Today’s action shows our continued commitment in our oversight of over-the-counter drug manufacturing and protecting consumers from products that may put them at risk.”
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
FCC: FCC ISSUES REPORT ON CENTURYLINK NETWORK OUTAGE
Agency Shares Findings and Recommendations to Bolster Network Reliability and
Help Prevent Similar Outages
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, August 19, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today released a report detailing the cause and impact of a nationwide CenturyLink network outage that occurred last December, along with recommendations to help prevent similar outages from occurring in the future.
“This massive ‘sunny day’ outage was completely unacceptable and impacted millions of customers across the country. Americans expect and deserve reliable phone and broadband service—especially the ability to call 911,” said FCC Chairman Pai. “It’s important for communications providers to take heed of the lessons learned from this incident. I also thank the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau for its thorough investigation and recommending next steps to promote network reliability.”
Beginning on December 27, 2018, CenturyLink experienced an outage on its fiber network that lasted for almost 37 hours.
FCC: FCC STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT COMMISSION CONSIDER DESIGNATING 988 AS THE 3-DIGIT NUMBER FOR A NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
Report to Congress Concludes That 3-Digit Dialing Code Would Improve Access to This Critical Service for Americans in Crisis
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, August 15, 2019 - The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics today announced that they have sent a report to Congress which recommends that the Commission consider designating 988 as the 3-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a 3-digit number “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”
Suicide prevention assistance is available today through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which has a 10-digit number, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
“There is a suicide epidemic in this country, and it is disproportionately affecting at-risk populations, including our Veterans and LGBTQ youth,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “Crisis call centers have been shown to save lives...
WA State Department of Natural Resources: Restored Hueys Help Fight Wildfires
KING5: The Department of Natural Resources is using $1.1 million from the state's budget to bring the Huey helicopter back to life. The helicopter was first built in 1970.
The Department of Natural Resources is using $1.1 million from the state's budget to bring the Huey helicopter back to life. The helicopter was first built in 1970 and used in Vietnam.
The DNR already has nine former Hueys in their fleet to drop water on fires across the state. The aircraft were given to DNR free of charge when the Army decommissioned them.
Thanks to the generosity of our country's military, a Huey helicopter was donated to our firefighting fleet. Since we can now restore this helicopter — instead of purchasing a new one — we are saving over ten million dollars for our state budget! I guess you could say we are "resourceful."
WA State Department of Natural Resources: Win An REI Gift Card - Survey
This week is your last chance to complete our Recreation User Survey and help us increase diversity on DNR-managed trails. Completing the survey enters you for a chance to win one of three REI gift cards. Thank you for your participation and for helping us improve our public lands.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office: *ISO Board Members
We're recruiting for two new members to serve on our Recreation and Conservation Funding Board!
“This board supports a huge investment in Washington’s quality of life,” said Governor Jay Inslee, who will select the board’s new members. “If you’ve hiked a backcountry trail, thrown a ball around at your neighborhood park or simply appreciated Washington’s breathtaking natural beauty – you’ve experienced first-hand this board’s impact for everyone who lives in or visits our state.”
Applications due Nov. 1. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2NkB2fa
Washington State Library: How to Raise a Reader
Lewis County BOCC: County Seeks Individuals Interested In Participating In The Budget Process
Gather Green: Keynote Speaker for Women of the Woods, Lyla June Johnston!
This is a rare opportunity to get to see Lyla June in the Pacific Northwest and we are so lucky to have her at Women of the Woods in September!
Camp Singing Wind invites: Regeneration Festival
MAP enrichment programs: Outdoor Learning
Toledo schools are ahead of the curve on this! We are looking forward to providing more outdoor experiences and learning opportunities for Toledo School District students in 2019-2020 through MAP Enrichment Programs!
Toledo School District shared: Congratulations To Hoopsters
Fano headed to Centralia C.C.
Westin headed to South Puget sound C.C.
Toledo Community Library: Midweek Oasis
Please come and enjoy the programs TRL (Timberland Regional Library) is making available to us! Timberland Regional Library kiosk in lobby. Order books online, pick up in Toledo. On Facebook.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 6 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Check out the Sale Rack, enjoy your favorite hot beverage, and grab a comfy seat while wetter & cooler weather visits today. Snacks, seed library, copies, free WiFi, kids corner,
Also on Facebook.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Art Gallery 505: SPLASH
Through August 3.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Yoga at St Marys - 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!
Today: Toledo Lioness Club meets 3rd Wednesday monthly, dessert at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7 PM, 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.
Toledo Thursday Market says: Don't miss Danika Rozhanica this coming Thursday. Her music is said to be blues that is quite folky, little bit jazzy, with a dash of rock and roll. Something for everyone!
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: email@example.com
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: Cafe Aromaz: Back To School Drive for Toledo Students
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 22: Our Closet Is Your Closet - Back To School Extravaganza
August 22: Toledo Senior Center & Olequa-Winlock Senior Center Annual Senior Picnic
August 23: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Toledo Presbyterian Church
August 24: 4th Annual Sky And Star Party hosted by Mount St Helens Institute
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
August 24-25: TES PTO Surplus School Furniture & Supplies Sale
August 28: Toledo High School hosts Guest Speaker Josh Shipp
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 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
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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