- Recap: Monday City Council Meeting *
- PSA: Sgt Randy Pennington - City Ordinances On Dogs *
- National Weather Service Seattle: Wild Weather Tuesday *
- WA DOH: Two New Confirmed Cases Of Severe Lung Disease Related To Vaping *
- Consumer Protection Washington: Updated Social Security Scam *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Wednesday: Food Bank Adds New Day, Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Police Report: recent thefts have dropped to zero since last report.
Planning Commission: Thursday’s meeting will be a 3-hour training session in Winlock.
City Park: Broken water feature sprayer head has been repaired.
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant liquor license renewed.
Workshop: Budget & fees.
2019 Fourth Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park signups underway now. Register early.
Lewis County Commissioner Stamper was on hand to answer questions about Toledo's goal of improved & expanded local signs on highways outlining amenities such as camping & overnight accomodations, scenic byway to Mt St Helens, & other services.
PSA: Sgt Randy Pennington - City Ordinances On Dogs
OK good folks, think we need a little refresher about ordinances on dogs. Lately there have been way too many dogs running loose about town so here is a little reminder, with hopes folks will take it to heart and avoid the consequences of non compliance.
1. All residents of the city that have a dog or dogs living at the residence are required to have the dog licensed. Further, any dog that is with a guest staying in the city needs to be licensed if remains continually after a specified period of time.
2. Dogs must be on a leash, chain, in a kennel, fenced yard or run - in other words, they can not run loose.
3. The dog owner or whomever is responsible for walking or exercising the dog in public is responsible to clean up any fecal material left by the dog.
4. Vicious dogs are not allowed.
These ordinances apply to all and does not matter if you believe your dog is a friendly dog or a small dog. It can not be allowed to run loose.
Now we know sometimes dogs may "escape" but it seems to be the same dogs most of the time.
We would prefer folks abide without having to take enforcement action. However this is becoming such a huge common complaint I offer this will occur.
It is also spendy. What happens is this:
The dog is impounded if caught, put in the city kennel (and provided water and food).
If the dog recovered within 3 days, there is a fee due upon release as well as any fines accrued for such dog being loose, leaving fecal material, and OH! A big fine ($250.00 fine for property damage, digging up plants (makes for very expensive plants).
If the dog not claimed after 3 days, it is taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter.
Dogs running loose and not caught simply get their photo snapped, and if identified, then violations issued based on that (evidence).
In short, people, keep your dog in compliance with city ordinances. It doesn't matter how cute or friendly the dog is. You must simply comply. If your dog is an escape artist, fix the problem. I would be more than happy to provide a copy to and explain our ordinance to anyone who desires.
Sgt Randy Pennington, Toledo Police Department
National Weather Service Seattle: Wild Weather Tuesday
- Tuesday - Rain before 11am, then showers after 11am. High near 60. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and a half inch possible.
- Tuesday Night - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then showers likely. Low around 51. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and a half inch possible.
- Wednesday - A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Online
If you are unable to attend the above classes, spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
WA State Department of Health: Two New Confirmed Cases Of Severe Lung Disease Related To Vaping Products In Washington
September 16, 2019 - OLYMPIA - Washington State Department of Health officials confirm two new cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping. These cases were identified by the Spokane Regional Health District and are both currently living in Spokane County.
“The symptoms of these patients match what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have asked all state and local health jurisdictions to be on the lookout for in regards to the nationwide investigation into this matter,” said Washington State Health Officer Kathy Lofy. “This is now a state-wide outbreak.”
The Spokane Regional Health District reports two new confirmed cases are a patient in their teens and a patient in their twenties. There are now three confirmed cases in Washington. All three confirmed cases reported vaping prior to illness, but to date we have not identified a product, device or additive that are common to all three cases. Investigations into the specifics of products, devices and additives are ongoing.
While the CDC investigation is ongoing and has not identified a definitive cause, all reported cases have a history of using vaping devices.
In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration launched a multi-state investigation regarding an outbreak of severe lung disease associated with using vaping devices/e-cigarette products.
State health officials continue to urge clinicians to report any known hospitalized cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping to their local health department.
“We will continue to update the public on the status of the investigation and steps they can take to protect their health,” Lofy said.
The Department of Health will update confirmed cases on their website as facts become available.
For more detailed information on the federal investigation, please refer to the CDC web page regarding the matter.
Consumer Protection Washington: Updated Social Security Scam
FTC: Social Security is not trying to take your benefits
September 13, 2019 - We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.)
If you get a call like this, do not press 1. Instead, just hang up and remember:
- Your Social Security number is not about to be suspended.
- The real Social Security Administration will never call to threaten your benefits.
- The real SSA will never tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on a gift card.
So if you’re getting these calls, you’re not alone. Tell your friends and neighbors about this scam. Tell them to hang up the phone. And then to report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Holly Orbino shared: Homecoming Dresses! Hosted by Our Closet is Your Closet
Holly says: Please share this event with any girl that you know is looking for a dress!! We have suits for the gentlemen as well!!
Morgan Arts Centre update: ARTrails 2019 Runs Two Weekends
Toledo Lioness Club posted: September Meeting Date
Our meeting is on Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM @ 408 Silver Street, Toledo.
New members welcome.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Wednesday: Beginning this month, Toledo Community Food Bank has added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled second & fourth Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM.
You can help get the word out to neighbors in need. No income guidelines or forms are required. Remember to BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes. Volunteers will transfer goods to your crates, totes or laundry baskets, AND help you load up your vehicle if you ask.
Contact City Hall to drop off pantry staples & non-perishables during the work week.
Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby food & formula, diapers, & pet food - really.
*If you’re looking for a great part-time volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved. Only a few hours a month, and it’s good for the heart.
**Upcoming: Holiday shopping events & special hours/dates in November & December.
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays, 6 - 8 PM third Wednesdays 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.
Toledo Community Food Bank is on Facebook.
Plus: Toledo Lioness Club meets third 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 Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 18th vs Toutle Lake 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 17th @ Rainier 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 19th vs Winlock 5:45/7:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 17th Fast-n-Flat-MWP 3:30 bus @ 1:30
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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
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.
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.
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21: Harvest Banquet @ Toledo Senior Center (Reservations required)
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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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