- Lewis County Water Alliance: September 24 Planning Meeting Recap *
- V:T Arts, Rec & Events: Recap - Monthly Roundup Of All Things Toledo *
- National Weather Service: 5 Day Low Temp Forecast; Cascade Snow Possible *
- FTC: FTC Flags Potentially Unlawful TV Ads for Prescription Drug Lawsuits *
- FDA: FDA Announces Recall Of Sandoz Ranitidine *
- WA ATG: Ferguson Files Lawsuit For Robocalls, Deceptive Marketing *
- Toledo’s Walk In The Park: More Raffle Prizes Added *
- PSA: Gabe Burdett - Apple Watch To The Rescue *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Hazo Hut & Swap Shack *
- Today: Page Turners Book Club, Yoga, Coffee House Returns, Grange Meets *
- Thursday: Paint Pour @ Library, Toledo Thursday Market *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Lewis County Water Alliance posted: September 24 Planning Meeting Recap
In the planning commission meeting tonight (9/24), it was announced that Mike Gallagher will be presenting from the Department of Ecology (on the subject of water rights) at the October 8th meeting. In the meeting, I asked that our upcoming rural land use code change workshops be videoed and live streamed like the BOCC meetings to improve participation and transparency. Eric from our county legal office agreed to look into it. This meeting in two weeks will be one to have lots of LCWA folks attend.
~ Don Welever
Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec, & Events: Recap September 24, 2019
Under Old Business:
Library: Steamboat Alley’s Little Library continues to be popular. Book rack sales brisk using donations versus pricing. Kids Story Time dates are doing well. Adult Page Turners Book Club resumes September 25. Paint Pour event slated for September 26, courtesy Timberland Regional Library.
Steamboat Alley: Next phase temporarily suspended. Watch for updates.
Toledo Historical Society: Loretta Ray collection scanned and downloaded now. More expected.
Common Ground Toledo: evidence of seasonal plant change-outs emerging in downtown planters. Good work, everyone!
Toledo Elementary School Kids Garden: Greenhouse Fundraiser still underway. Toledo Lions Club will consider helping out following report from TES Greenhouse Fundraiser in November.
Toledo Cheesecake Club: No meetings October or December. Watch for next date after New Years.
Walk In The Park 2019: Two more generous gift certificates have been added to the raffle prizes. A few imprinted T shirts from previous years’ WITP events are available for $5; sizes from Youth to Adult.
Toledo Thursday Market: Final Market Day this week at original location; following weeks’ Market Day will stage behind new building next week & thereafter, awaiting occupancy permit. Tours of the facility will be open at next weeks’ Thursday Market. Toledo Thursday Market will be open October 31, Halloween, as will Gallery 505.
Vision:Toledo Survey: Tallying results, watch for final account on vision:Toledo website and social media.
Under Other Events:
Camp Singing Wind: Hosted Women of the Woods September 20-22; reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
ARTrails 2019: 15 studios are included this year, five artists featured at Morgan Arts Centre (Studio #13) including watercolors, textiles, mixed media & more. This year marks the 17th Annual Studio Tour of South West Washington.
Toledo Down Home Shindig: Thanks to Paula Burrows of Windemere Realty & a host of generous donors, volunteers & bidders, $35 thousand was raised to help Toledo Schools cover unfunded expenses, such as school lunch accounts & similar small costs. Due to the enormous response, a committee will be created to oversee prudent use.
Toledo School Board: Updated Chris Rust blog post posted September 23 detailed several changes to original timeline & key components; due to inflation, reducing or revising some physical components may be required to meet budget constraints.
Next vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events is 6:30 PM November 19 @ Morgan Arts Center.
No Meeting in October.
Toledo School District: Irrigation Well Rehab At THS
Our thanks to Williams Well Drilling of Toledo for rehabilitating the irrigation well at THS.
Toledo Middle School: TMS Awarded Another T shirt Friday
National Weather Service Seattle: 5 Day Low Temp Forecast
More: Cascade Snow Possible
Details in this Special Weather Statement, issued 4:28 PM PDT Tuesday, 09.24.2019
- Wednesday - Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
- Wednesday Night - Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
- Thursday - Rain likely before noon, then showers likely after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
SkiWhitePass.com: WINTER IS COMING
And we are hiring! White Pass Job Fair takes place October 12, 2019
FTC: FTC Flags Potentially Unlawful TV Ads for Prescription Drug Lawsuits
The Federal Trade Commission staff has sent letters to seven legal practitioners and lead generators expressing concerns that some television advertisements that solicit clients for personal injury lawsuits against drug manufacturers may be deceptive or unfair under the FTC Act. The FTC is not publicly identifying who received the letters.
The letters state that some lawsuit ads may misrepresent the risks associated with certain pharmaceuticals and could leave consumers with the false impression that their physician-prescribed medication has been recalled. According to the letters, some of the lawsuit ads may make deceptive or unsubstantiated claims about the risks of taking blood thinners and drugs for diabetes, acid reflux, and high blood pressure, among other conditions. The letters explain that advertisers must have competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate their claims about these purported risks.
FTC: Belizean Bank to Pay $23 Million and Cease Operations to Settle FTC Charges It Provided Substantial Assistance to the Sanctuary Belize Real Estate Scam
Under a proposed consent order, Belize’s Atlantic International Bank Limited (AIBL) will pay $23 million, representing approximately all of its U.S.-based assets, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it assisted various related entities (the Sanctuary Belize Enterprise, or SBE) in deceiving U.S. consumers as part of a scheme to sell property in Sanctuary Belize.
Sanctuary Belize (also known as Sanctuary Bay and The Reserve) is a massive planned community approximately the size of Manhattan located in remote southern Belize. The FTC will use the money to provide redress to more than 1,000 consumers injured by the Sanctuary Belize scheme.
In November 2018, the Commission announced that it obtained a federal court order temporarily halting the massive real estate scam. According to the FTC, the scheme took in more than $100 million, mostly from American consumers…
FDA: Recall Creates Shortage Of Injectable Parathyroid Hormone
FDA is alerting patients and health care providers to important information regarding a temporary Special Use Program for obtaining and using Natpara (parathyroid hormone) as a result of a recent recall causing a shortage of available product.
To learn more, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xVdBe
FDA: FDA announces voluntary recall of Sandoz ranitidine capsules following detection of an impurity
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of 14 lots of prescription ranitidine capsules distributed by Sandoz Inc., used to decrease the amount of acid created by the stomach. This recall is due to a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled medicine. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer).
FDA: Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. Recalls “Capitan K Salmon Fillet” Due to Possible Health Risk
September 24. 2019 - Euphoria Fancy Food Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 7.05 oz packages of “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled “ CAPITAN K ” salmon slightly salted pieces were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
FDA: TDBBS Voluntarily Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats No Illnesses Reported; Strictly Precautionary
September 24, 2019 - “As a strictly precautionary measure and because of our company’s strong commitment to the health and well-being of pets, TDBBS is conducting a voluntary recall of a limited distribution of two pig ear pet treat products sold through Amazon.com - USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack.
“This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination, which poses a health risk. It is important to know that no illnesses have been reported, and the amount of affected product is minimal…
*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
WA ATG: AG FERGUSON FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST WASHINGTON COMPANIES FOR UNLAWFUL ROBOCALLS, DECEPTIVE MARKETING
Court granted restraining order today against companies’ deceptive conduct
September 24, 2019 - SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against Vancouver, Wash.-based air duct cleaning companies for unlawfully contacting more than a million Washington consumers with more than 13 million robocalls and sending tens of millions of deceptive mailers to Washingtonians for at least two years, in violation of the Consumer Protection Act.
The companies called more than 500 Washington consumers over 100 times — one Washington consumer received 169 robocalls.
WA State Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler orders Alaska Air captive insurer to pay $2.5 million in taxes, penalties
September 24, 2019 - OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ordered ASA Assurance Inc., a captive insurer for Alaska Air Group, to pay more than $2.5 million in unpaid premium tax and penalties owed to Washington state for the unauthorized sale of insurance.
ASA Assurance is a captive insurance company formed by Alaska Air Group for the purpose of insuring its risk in states including Washington . It issued four policies for Alaska Air Group and its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and McGee Air Services, Inc., collecting $91 million in premiums. ASA is not admitted to sell insurance in Washington state.
WSDA: Washington State-themed corn maze opens in Snohomish
Toledo’s Walk In The Park: More Raffle Prizes Added
We will be selling past shirts at a very discounted price ($5.00).
PSA: Gabe Burdett - Apple Watch To The Rescue
September 20, 2019 - Last Sunday while trying to meet up with my dad for some mountain biking in Riverside State Park (MTB in RSP), I get a text from dad's Apple Watch letting me know it "detected a Hard Fall" with a map to his location. It was not far from our meeting spot. We drove straight there—but he was gone when we arrived. I get another update from the watch saying his location has changed with a map location of SHMC.
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.
*Heads up! The Hazo Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia will be undergoing repairs for the next few weeks. Customers will be redirected to the recycling area to drop off their unwanted household chemicals. Call 360-740-1451, if you have any questions.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Page Turners Book Group meets 1:30 PM @ Toledo Community Library.
Also 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!
Tonight: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. Meeting
We have our meetings twice a month - the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.
We hold a potluck dinner on the 2nd Wednesdays before the meeting, so come in, bring a dish and make some friends or chat with old ones who may be there.
On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of each month, we have live music!
Third Saturdays monthly, bring the family for full fare pancake breakfast. Still $5. Supports Hall maintenance & repairs.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange provides scholarships to local high grads through events like the Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee, and more.
Cowlitz Grange hosts community information nights throughout the year, such as Lewis County Fire Department’s Protecting Your Home Against Wildfire, local campaign candidate forums, and more.
Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway.
Contact Lewis Rohrig (360)864-2744 OR Tom Boone (360)266-7055
Also Tonight: Coffee House Returns To Toledo High School
Coffee House 7:00 PM. Serving Mac&Cheese with garlic bread/$3.
Come support emerging talent & performing artists. Always a great night out.
Thursday: TRL sponsors an afternoon event @ Toledo Community Library.
Also Thursday: Toledo Thursday Market
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Oct 4th @ Toutle Lake 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Oct 11th vs. Kalama 7:00
Oct 18th vs. Wahkiakum 7:00
Oct 25th @ Winlock 7:00
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 7th @ Onalaska 4:00
Oct 14th @ Kalama 6:00
Oct 21st @ Castle Rock 6:00
Oct 28th vs.PeEll 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 5:00/6:00 bus @ 2:30
Sept 28th @ Kalama 7:00 bus@ 5:15
Sept 30 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 2nd vs. Ocosta 6:00
Oct 7th @ Life Christian 6:00
Oct 9th @ Adna 4:00/6:00
Oct 14th vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 16th @ Napavine 6:00
Oct 21st vs. Ilwaco 4:00/6:00
Oct 23rd @ Toutle Lake 4:00/6:00
Oct 28th vs. Winlock 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 5:30 bus @ 4:00
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Oct 1st @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
Oct 3rd @ Napavine 5:45/7:00
Oct 8th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Oct 10th @ Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
Oct 15th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
Oct 17th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Oct 22nd vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th Toutle Lake Invite 12:00 bus @ 10:30
Oct 1 @ Rainier 3:45 bus @ 2:00
Oct 5 Harvest Classic Longview 8:45am bus @ 7:00am
Oct 15 @ Adna 3:30 bus @ 2:00
Oct 22 League Meet @ Rainier 11:00am bus @ 9:30
Nov 2 District Meet @ Onalaska 11:00 bus @ 9:30 am
Nov 9 State @ Pasco Sun Willows Golf Course
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.
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.
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
One week remains: $200 / $400 raised so far. Link here.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
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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