- National Weather Service: Snow & Cold Are On The Way In Mountains *
- Washington Department of Ecology: Drought Easing *
- Columbia Riverkeeper: Salmon, Steelhead Fishing Closed Above Bonneville Dam *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet Is Your Closet - Hours Updated *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Grange Music *
- Weekend Outlook: Walk In The Park, ARTrails Studio Tour, 3 Rivers & A Creek *
- And Beyond: Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction Ends Monday *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo High School Volleyball reported: Thursday Numbers
Toledo 3 Rainier 0
Rylie Pliler led all hitters with 4 kills, she was followed by Emma Cline-Maier, Brynn Williams, and Sandee Spahr with 3 each. Gracie Madill had 13 digs. I am very proud of their effort and attitude. Even when something didn't go our way the team stayed positive and worked hard.
~ Candace Maier
Toledo Lady Indians Volleyball
National Weather Service Seattle: Snow & Cold Are On The Way In Mountains
You can check the latest mountain forecasts at:
- Friday - Showers likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than one-tenth inch possible.
- Saturday - A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 5 to 9 mph.
- Sunday - Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
- Monday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate: Arctic Express Coming to the Northwest
An unusually early and intense Arctic express will hit the region this weekend.
Wow--- my colleagues in NOAA are quite sure that below-normal temperature will reign along the entire West Coast as well as the northern Plains States.
The action starts late Friday.
Washington Department of Ecology: Drought Easing
National Drought Mitigation Center
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
WDFW: WDFW Approves Three-Day Razor Clam Dig On Long Beach Beginning Sep 27
The upcoming dig is for the following dates and morning low tides:
- Sept. 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9, Long Beach only
- Sept. 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m. -0.8, Long Beach only
- Sept. 29, Sunday, 7:19 am -0.6, Long Beach only
Columbia Riverkeeper: Salmon & Steelhead Fishing Closed Above Bonneville Dam
*September 26, 2019
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers:
If you are looking for a unique costume for Halloween make sure to stop on by!
Not Strictly Toledo: Our Closet is Your Closet - Change In Hours
PLEASE NOTE THE SHORTENED HOURS!! We are OPEN Saturday from 10a-NOON. We are located upstairs at The Winlock Assembly of God. ALL are welcome to come shop with us!!
Until further notice, we can only accept donations of KIDS CLOTHES! And we REALLY NEED girls sizes 7-16.... Please only bring in clean reusable kids sizes and only WHEN WE ARE OPEN!!! Our wonderful coffee lady will be downstairs from 10-noon! See you Saturday and God Bless!!
For those unfamiliar: We are a clothing bank/exchange that is 100% run by volunteers and 100% filled by donations! We are open to ALL in EVERY community! Toledo, Winlock, Napavine, Vader, Castle Rock, Longview, Chehalis or anywhere else you call home! We have an AMAZING coffee lady most Saturdays that serves our customers with yummy drinks and sweets. Everything is totally FREE! Please come visit us and give and/or take based on your individual need!
Not Strictly Toledo2: The Chip Guy - Lewis County’s Premiere Gleaning Source
If you haven’t made the trip to visit The Chip Guy at God’s Portion warehouse in Centralia, you’re missing out on Lewis County’s premiere gleaning operation. Richard “The Chip Guy” personally welcomes newcomers and regular patrons alike, explains the policies & protocol, and elicits smiles from the inevitable crowd that queues at the door Wednesdays and Saturdays. (Check Facebook to verify times and days, and watch for spontaneous “gives” on other days.)
Typically open most Wednesdays & Saturdays, occasionally other days. Follow on Facebook for updated times (posted day of planned give) & for spontaneous gives.
Obey the traffic guy, be courteous, BYO bags & boxes, drop a donation into the canister (if you can), be kind to your neighbors & share.
Free & open to all.
Today: Toledo Community Food Bank open
Beginning this month, Toledo Community Food Bank added a new distribution opportunity - doors will be open 6 - 8 PM on 3rd Wednesdays monthly, in addition to the regularly scheduled 2nd & 4th Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM. Please pass the word!
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.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
And: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night
Weekend Outlook: New moon 11:26am Saturday, September 28
Saturday: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
Donations are still coming in for the raffle! And don’t forget to PU a T shirt from last year (or the year before, or the year before…) & support funding for park improvements.
Bateaux Cellars: 3 Rivers & A Creek Wine Tour
Details you need to know for the weekend:
- 1. We’re open normal hours Friday and Sunday (2-6pm Friday and 12-6pm Sunday).
- 2. The wine tour is Saturday which means we’ll be open 11am - 7pm. You’re welcome to come in as part of the tour OR just in to Bateaux to hang out with us.
- 3. Yoga is happening at 9:30am on Saturday morning - only that one class. Come by and stay after for wine!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
#winetour #bateauxcellars #wawine #washingtonwine
Saturday-Sunday: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
17th Annual ARTrails Studio Art Tour Wraps Up
*ARTrails of SWW noted: It has come to our attention that Highway 506 is closed to thru-traffic between Toledo and Vader due to bridge construction. Here is our map showing the affected road:
Toledo Senior Center: Silent Auction Ends 3 PM Monday
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 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 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
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 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: email@example.com
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!
!!NEW!! October 12: Friends of the Toledo Library Event
Hosted by Nature Nurture Farmacy and Camp Singing Wind
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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