- Music In The Park: Benefit For Rylee & Jessie *
- The Weather Channel: 5-Day Weather Outlook *
- FDA: Recall - Altaire Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Ophthalmic Products *
- CDC: Director’s Statement - First Death Related to e-Cigarette, Vaping *
- Governor Inslee: Trump Admin Forces WA State Out of Title X Program *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Today BOCC Hearing, Wed - Planning Workshop *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo *
- Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Mason Gaul, Kaitee Carney, & Tyler Crawford
Images courtesy Josie Ray Photography
A great day celebrating two tough girls and their strong families. Thank you to everyone who came out, donated, and sent a prayer or positive thought. We are #JessieStrong #RyleeStrong #ToledoTough
The Weather Channel: 5-Day Weather Outlook
Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Is Western Washington Really in Severe Drought?
August 23, 2019 - For society to make good decisions on environmental matters, decision makers inside and outside of government require accurate and realistic guidance. For that reason, I am a bit worried that there is a problem with a frequently cited source of information about drought across the U.S.: the U.S. Drought Monitor website.
The latest release of this information suggests that Washington State is one of the most drought-affected locations of the U.S., with much of western Washington in severe drought.
Most of the Northwest has been near normal, including the supposed "severe drought" area.
Washington State Fire Wire: HighTemps, Low Humidity, Winds Could Trigger Red Flag
WEATHER EVENT - WASHINGTON STATE: Seeing speculation of a potential east wind event for areas of Western Washington this coming Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures and low relative humidity. Looks likely to become a Red Flag Warning "if" it comes to fruition. Stay tuned.
FDA: Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Of Veterinary Ophthalmic Products
August 22, 2019 - As of this date, Altaire is pleased to state that they have not received any reports of adverse events from the use of the recalled products and lot #’s.
CDC Director’s Statement on the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in people who use e-cigarette or “vaping” devices
For Immediate Release: Friday, August 23, 2019
We are saddened to hear of the first death related to the outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or “vaping” devices. CDC’s investigation is ongoing. We are working with state and local health departments and FDA to learn the cause or causes of this ongoing outbreak.
This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products. Vaping exposes users to many different substances for which we have little information about related harms – including flavorings, nicotine, cannabinoids, and solvents. CDC has been warning about the identified and potential dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping since these devices first appeared. E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products.
–Robert R. Redfield, MD, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Transcript of August 23, 2019, Telebriefing on Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Use of E-cigarettes
Governor Jay Inslee: Trump Administration Forces Washington State Out of Title X Program
August 22, 2019 - The federal Department of Health and Human Services yesterday notified Washington state officials that unless the state agrees to new terms that violate state law and long-established medical ethics and standards, it can no longer remain in the Title X program.
Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, King County Executive Dow Constantine, legislators and other state leaders appeared today with Planned Parenthood advocates and patients in Seattle. They blasted the new rule which eliminates the ability of providers to advise, counsel and treat patients with the full range of legal and constitutionally protected reproductive care services. The rule disproportionately impacts lower-income women and families who seek medical services at local clinics and community providers. Ninety percent of Title X patients are low income.
Read the full story on the governor's Medium page.
DNR: Commissioner Franz Statement Hailing Court Ruling In Coal Terminal Suit
APPELLATE PANEL RULING SAYS DNR ACTED APPROPRIATELY TO PROTECT STATE’S AQUATIC LANDS
OLYMPIA - August 21, 2019 - Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz this morning issued the following statement after the Washington Court of Appeals decision to uphold her agency’s denial of a sublease for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals’ coal export terminal in Longview:
“I applaud the court upholding my agency’s decision to not allow Millennium to use state property. The company repeatedly refused to comply with reasonable requests for information related to its proposal. Washington’s aquatic lands are too important to risk on projects that are not transparent and financially sound,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.
Mt St Helens Club: Saturday Hike
WA State Recreation and Conservation Office: ISO 2 Volunteers For Funding Board *
“Tasked with giving out grants to improve what makes Washington so great, this board is truly one of the best volunteer jobs in state government,” said Kaleen Cottingham, director of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, of our Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.
Make your mark on Washington's great outdoors: Apply to serve on our Recreation and Conservation Funding Board!
Apply by November 1, 2019.
Toledo City Hall: Planning Commission Vacancy
Toledo Residents Report: Car Break-Ins, Thefts
One local posted: I got home at 1 AM (Saturday), ran in house, getting groceries and simply forgot to get my purse. Please make sure your stuff is locked up. Whoever did it took purse, wallet and medication.
Another added: Downtown Toledo, so far 5 cars (recently).
Watch out for yourself & your neighbors. File police or sheriff reports, and an FTC IdentityTheft.gov affidavit. The last one will provide a file number to register with insurance, banks, and WA State Department Of Licensing.
Toledo Community Library: Page Turners Returns To Library After Summer Vacay
Our Closet is Your Closet - Back To School Event A Success
We took a little break after (last week’s) big event and now we are back to business with a few announcements!!
1- we still have socks, underwear and toiletries! If you are a student and you missed us (last) Thursday, please come during our regular business hours so we can hook you up with some!
2- because y'all are so generous; We are FULL!! Until further notice, we can only accept donations of KIDS CLOTHES! Please only bring in clean reusable kids sizes and only WHEN WE ARE OPEN!!!
3- coats, so many coats!! Watch for a "Coat Event" coming your way this Saturday (August 31)!
Please "share" this info and God Bless!!
Not Strictly Toledo: Chehalis Barber And Company shared: What a great busy week!
We are doing back to school haircuts for all the kiddos!! Let us help you parents out and the haircuts are only $10!! But we have more!!!
Because of our awesome clients and community, THE FIRST 65 KIDS HAIRCUTS ARE ALREADY PAID FOR!!!! STARTING MONDAY AT 9:30 AM!!
$10 HAIRCUTS FOR THE KIDS ALL THE WAY UNTIL CHEHALIS SCHOOLS START ON THE 3RD!!
BUT THE FIRST 65 KIDS IN ARE FREE!!!
JUST GET THEM DOWN HERE TO GET CLEANED UP!!!
Share this post so anyone who needs to get down here can!! See you Monday!!!
Location: 371 NW Pacific Ave, Chehalis, Washington 98532
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners updated:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, August 26, 2019.
*Included: HEARING - Resolution 19-246: Public hearing to ratify Ordinance 1306, which imposed a moratorium upon certain permits within the rural and resource lands of Lewis County and directing the setting of a public hearing.
*Tuesday: Lewis County Planning Commission - Zoning Workshop LCWA Meet
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Description:About 30 residents packed (last month’s) Planning Commission meeting to request a zoning change that would disallow large-scale commercial water bottling in rural zones. After hearing from community members, officials agreed to schedule a workshop for the upcoming August 27 meeting to address the request.
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
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!
Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, August 27, 2019
1. Approve last month's minutes
2. Old Business
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
d. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
e. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
f. Toledo Thursday Market -- Jamie Cummings
3. v:T Events
a. Cheesecake Club (August 28) -- Jamie Cummings
b. Walk in the Park (Sept 28) -- Jill Davis
4. Other Events
a. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
b. Bluegrass Festival (August 9-11) -- General Cothren
c. Threshing Bee (August 24-25) -- Tom Boone
d. ARTrails (Sept 21-22 & 28-29) -- Mike Morgan
5. Next A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Morgan Arts Centre
Wednesday: Toledo High School - Guest Speaker Josh Shipp - Time Change - 5 PM
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
!! NEW !! September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
Come join us for an evening of music, wines, pizzas and friends!!
!! NEW !! November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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