- Mike Hedges: Birthday Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue *
- National Weather Service: Partly Sunny Today, Chance Of Showers By Friday *
- Aljazeera: Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up' *
- FTC: FTC: FTC Submits Comment to CFPB on Proposed Debt Collection Rules *
- FDA: Recall - Calcilo XD® Infant Formula, Schwartz Bros Lemon Bars *
- WA State ATG: Ferguson, Inslee On Admin Undermining State Vehicle Emissions *
- WA State Department of Health: Two More Victims Of West Nile Virus *
- Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Citizen's Firearm Training Course *
- Health Corner: Teen Suicide - Understanding the Risk and Getting Help *
- Today: Story Time, Toledo Thursday Market, School Board, City Planning *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
PSA: Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20: Get your 48-hour Lewis County Burn Permit here: https://burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov/
Don’t forget the s’mores & hotdogs!
Mike's Birthday Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue
Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue by Mike Hedges
Unsinkable Mike Hedges of Cowlitz Kayak Tours, invites you to help celebrate his birthday this year by supporting a great local volunteer organization.
Says Mike: For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Cowlitz County Search & Rescue. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I've included information about Cowlitz County Search & Rescue below.
Search and rescue of lost or injured subjects
Two weeks remain: $180 / $400 raised so far. Link here.
National Weather Service: Partly Sunny Today, Chance Of Showers By Friday
- Thursday - Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
- Thursday Night - A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
- Friday - A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South southwest wind around 6 mph.
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.
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: The Weather Outlook For The Rest Of Fall & Winter
For the next one and a half month, probably the most skillful tool is the extended range European Center ensemble mean forecast--which projects out 46 days. This forecast now goes out through 1 November.
Aljazeera: Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'
The Swedish teen activist tells US politicians to 'listen to scientists' and enact strong measures on climate change.
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to members of Congress in the United States on Wednesday: "Wake up."
Greta Thunberg: 16yo Swedish Climate Activist Rallies Youth Worldwide
'Holy Smokes, This Thing Could Get HUGE': NYC Public Schools to Let Students #ClimateStrike
New York public schools gives permission for students to leave school to participate in the global climate strike on Sept 20.
How will local governments and schools in the rest of the world respond? Time is running out…
#FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateStrike
Aljazeera: Greta Thunberg to US Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'
September 18, 2019 - Excerpt: Thunberg spent the day in Congress and on the steps of the Supreme Court, lending her star power to join US and youth activists who were drumming up attention and support before a global climate strike on Friday.
FTC: FTC Staff Submits Comment to CFPB on Proposed Debt Collection Rules
September 18, 2019 - In a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), staff of the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on a number of proposed rules that implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
In the comment, FTC staff notes that the Commission has long advocated for amendments and clarifications to existing laws to account for changes both in the debt collection marketplace and consumer technology since the FDCPA was passed in 1977. The comment also describes the Commission’s law enforcement, policy, and education efforts to protect consumers from unlawful debt collection practices.
FTC staff comments on several components of the proposed rules, including changes that would improve the types of information debt collectors are required to provide to people from whom they are attempting to collect and how, when, and where collectors are allowed to make contact with consumers. The comment also addresses issues around debt that has passed the statute of limitations, the sale and transfer of debt, the collection of debts involving people who are deceased, and restrictions on the disclosure of information about debt to third parties.
*In the comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a lengthy list of the unscrupulous tactics employed in targeted populations, such as military consumers, older, low-income, immigrant, Native American, Latino, Asian, and African American communities.
Worth the read.
FDA: Recall - Abbott Laboratories Recalls Calcilo XD® Infant Formula
September 17, 2019 - Out of an abundance of caution, Abbott has voluntarily recalled a single lot of Calcilo XD® powder cans (13.2oz / 375g) with lot number 79696K80 in the United States and Canada due to an inconsistency in aroma and color in a small number of cans from this specific batch.
FDA: Recall - SCHWARTZ BROTHERS BAKERY ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED EGG IN LEMON DESSERT BARS
September 18, 2019 - Schwartz Brothers Bakery of Seattle, WA is recalling 24 units of Lemon Dessert Bars, sell by date 09/21/19, because it may contain undeclared Egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Washington State Department of Health: Second & Third Victims Of West Nile Virus
Mosquito season isn’t quite over & until it ends there’s a chance to get West Nile Virus. Find out where the virus has been found & protect yourself and your family. www.doh.wa.gov/wnv.
Benton-Franklin Health District reported: Two Benton County women in their 50s have tested positive for West Nile virus. They are the second and third people to be confirmed with West Nile virus in the state; the first positive case was a man in Franklin County.
Mosquito activity has decreased with the cooler weather. For more information on West Nile virus, go to https://www.doh.wa.gov/Youa…/IllnessandDisease/WestNileVirus
WA ATG: AG FERGUSON AND GOVERNOR INSLEE STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ATTACKING STATES ABILITY TO REGULATE VEHICLE EMISSIONS
September 18, 2019 - Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement after the Trump administration announced an effort to block states from setting more stringent vehicle emission standards and Zero Emission Vehicles standards.
The Clean Air Act sets federal standards for vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions. The act allows California to set stricter emission standards for vehicles sold within state lines, provided the state applies for and is granted a waiver by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The act also allows other states to adopt California’s standards. Washington, 11 other states and the District of Columbia have adopted the stricter greenhouse gas emission standards.
WSU Forestry Extension - Southwest: 'Dead tree after dead tree.' The case of Washington's dying foliage
September 17, 2019 - When Jim and Judy Davis moved to their property in Granite Falls two and a half years ago, the trees in their 25-acre forest were healthy.
Then the hemlocks started to turn brown.
*News outlets around the country are providing special coverage this week of climate change. KUOW will have stories and interviews on the crisis and what to do about it. #ClimateCoverageNow
NAMI Washington: Sunflower Lanyard Alerts Airport Staff To Hidden Disabilities
August 22, 2019 - This is my little family on holiday to Spain back in June. The sunflower lanyard around my neck is not a new fashion trend. This is a symbol at airports to alert staff that a passenger has a hidden disability and may need adjustments made for them. For example at Malaga airport a security guard spotted the lanyard around my neck and escorted us straight through to special assistance so that we didn’t have to queue to get through security. For children who like to line things up ironically a lot of autistic children find queuing impossible. Supermarkets are now trialling the use of sunflowers lanyards too. I hope that more places will follow suit. My message is if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard just be aware that they or someone with them may have a hidden disability. They may not be throwing a tantrum because they didn’t get to have a biscuit. They are likely having a complete sensory meltdown - not by choice but because they are overwhelmed. Perhaps you could do a good deed and allow them to jump ahead of you in the queue. Or allow them a little more space. I’m not saying we need preferential treatment or to bend the rules - I am saying sometimes small adjustments can and should be made and will go a long way to making that family’s experience a little easier that day. Please tell people about the sunflower lanyard scheme - sharing is caring. And the more people who are aware the more awareness will be raised. #autism #autismawareness #mumofautisticboy #hiddendisability
WDFW: WDFW will use drone to monitor Chehalis Basin restoration projects starting Sept. 23
Williamson said the drone will be flown between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for approximately 60 to 90 minutes between Sept. 23 and Oct. 15
Lewis County Sheriff's Office: Citizen's Firearm Training Course - I-1639 Compliant
More details in flyer.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office: *ISO Support Tech
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications in order to fill two Support Technician (Clerical Support Staff) positions. More information is available on our website at https://lewiscountywa.gov/offic…/sheriff/sheriff-employment/
Applications are available at this link.
*ISO = In Search Of
Vision:Toledo invites: What New Businesses Would You Like To See In Toledo?
Health Corner: Teen Suicide
Understanding the Risk and Getting Help
***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.
Toledo Community Library: Story Time
Toledo Community Library open until 6 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
Today: Toledo Thursday Market
City of Toledo Planning Commission: Training - Short Course In Planning
And: Toledo School District Board Meeting
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Toledo Middle School Library. The public is invited to attend.
Agenda link here.
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 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 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 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.
!!NEW!! !!NEW!! September 21: Extreme Machines
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 - 3:00 pm, Cowlitz County Expo Center 7th Avenue Parking Field
Kids young and old come check out the coolest vehicles in one big space! Discover the ordinary and unusual up close and personal. Trucks, tractors, lifts, helicopters, and military vehicles. Drive an excavator, bulldozer, and ride in a cherry picker!
All for FREE! Donations suggested with proceeds going to support the Longview Recreation out-of-school time scholarship fund.
*Special thanks to Joe Notch for this one!
!!NEW!! September 21: Homecoming Dresses! Hosted by Our Closet is Your Closet
!!NEW!! September 22: Toledo Soccer Car Wash & Bake Sale Fundraiser @ Market Fresh*
*In case of rain, event will be rescheduled for September 29.
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 lifted 09.18.2019. 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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