- Kottge: Scientists Have 12 Years To Avert Devastating Climate Change
- Press Release: USDA Investing $181million In 88 Infrastructure Projects
- LCSO: Help Find Missing Teen Haily Cheney
- Toledo Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week October 7 - 13
- Tech Report: This Week’s Headlines - Google, Microsoft, Facebook
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Planning Commission
- Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
National Weather Service Portland OR posts frequent updates on temperatures, precipitation and forecasts.
weather.gov/pqr asks: Are you interested in the weather? If so, become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter and let us know what's happening in your area during significant weather events.
All you need to do is attend one of our upcoming training sessions around the area or online. For more information visit https://www.weather.gov/pqr/Skywarn. To see the exact locations for each class visit https://www.weather.gov/pqr/SpotterTraining.
Kottge.org posted: Climate Scientists: Humans Have Only 12 Years to Limit Devastating Climate Changes
In a 700-page report detailing the latest research on climate change, a UN panel of scientists strongly warns that unless we make “massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels” to limit the world’s warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, there will be widespread coastal flooding, food shortages, wildfires, and other issues related to climate change. If you are 60 or under, these changes will occur in your lifetime.
USDA Partners to Improve Community Infrastructure for 1.1 Million Rural Americans
Release No. 0202.18
Weldon Freeman (202) 690-1384
Jay Fletcher (202) 690-0498
GILLETTE, Wyo., Oct. 8, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $181 million in 88 projects (PDF, 173 KB) that will build community infrastructure and facilities in 27 states.
“Infrastructure is a foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity in small towns across our country,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to building prosperity in rural America through modern infrastructure.”
Hazlett announced the funding during a forum co-sponsored by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation. USDA is making the investments through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. The funding helps rural areas make infrastructure improvements and provide essential facilities such as schools, libraries and day care centers. For example:
- In Kansas, the city of Neodesha will use a $1.8 million loan to upgrade a city-owned natural gas system. All cast iron gas lines will be replaced, and gas meters will be relocated. The system improvement will serve about 2,500 residents.
- In North Carolina, the Thomas Jefferson Community Education Foundation will use a $27 million loan to construct a new high school and pay off existing debt. The new school will include a gymnasium and 29 classrooms to accommodate up to 440 students.
- In Ohio, the Monroe County Commissioners will use a $117,000 loan to purchase equipment to maintain 370 miles of rural roadways. The county will buy three trucks with snow plows, a backhoe, a tractor ditching head and a brush/tree chipper. This equipment will provide safer roads for the county’s 14,642 residents.
The projects announced today will help improve the quality of life for 1.1 million rural residents in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding. Eligible applicants include municipalities, public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally and state-recognized Native American tribes. Applicants and projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less. Loan amounts have ranged from $10,000 to $165 million.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus spending bill increased the budget for the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant program to $2.8 billion, up $200 million from FY 2017.
In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.
To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office posted:
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo declares:
This week is Fire Prevention Week October 7th - 13th
This years campaign is: Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
LCSO chimes in:
LCSO assisted Riverside Fire Chief Mack with judging "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." poster contest ... Great artwork by the kids from Lewis County!!!
Toledo School District adds:
Be fire safe.
Toledo School District shared:
October is National Principals Month. This month we celebrate and appreciate the contributions of our instructional and building leaders. In Toledo, we have three of the best- Mrs. Bacon, Mrs. Ogden and Mr. Huffman. Their leadership supports and focuses the work of staff and students throughout the district. Please take a moment to thank each of them for their hard work and dedication to education in Toledo.
Tech Report: This Week’s Headlines
Google reports: Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+
Stitched into a review is the eulogy for Google+, mentioned here because social media bus hasn’t stopped by in quite a while. Glossed over is an internal bug discovered in March 2018 affecting potentially 500,000 users (probably the entire customer base) and this epitaph:
- Finding 1: There are significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers’ expectations.
- Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers.
ZDNet posted October 6: Microsoft halts rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update: What happens next?
Only days after releasing its latest feature update to Windows 10, Microsoft abruptly stopped the rollout and pulled the new version from its download servers as it investigates "isolated reports" of a data-destroying bug. What should you do now?
October 5: Windows 10 October update delete your files? This tool might recover them
No word yet from Microsoft about Windows 10 October 2018 Update deleting user files -- but it's a problem Windows Insiders have encountered before.
October 8: Who's watching your TV? Sony quietly killed three critical Bravia TV bugs
Owners of a Bravia smart TV should check it has the latest firmware updates, which patch three bad security flaws.
October 8: Google sets new rules for third-party apps to access Gmail data
All Gmail third-party apps with full access to Gmail user data will need to re-submit for a review by February 15, 2019, or be removed.
CNN updated an earlier story: Facebook just had its worst hack ever — and it could get worse. According to sources, Facebook first discerned irregularities September 16, but it was 11 more days before they shut it down.
Meanwhile: “What we do know is that for at least 50 million users, the hackers could have seen everything. They could have logged in as if they were those users, and then accessed years of those users' activity history on the platform — including their private messages.”
ICYMI*: KATU News cautions: Authorities warn Facebook users to beware of suspicious hoax message.
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Authorities are warning of a hoax message that is reaching millions of Facebook users around the world.
The user receives a message that states “Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account…”
WARNING: "You’re simply doing it because the message tells you to. DON’T," one Homeland Security office said.
ICYMI* = In Case You Missed It
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Planning Commission Public Hearing - October 9, 2018
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:15pm
The Lewis County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on October 9, 2018.
The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m.
The agenda and materials for the meeting are available below:
Public Hearing - Lewis County Code (LCC) 17.12 - Public Participation Workshop - Potential Zoning Map Changes
Not Strictly Toledo2: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
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.
Not Strictly Toledo3: Rachelle Ireton invites:
Please join us for a Foster Care Information Night.
Chehalis Timberland Library
5:30-7:00 PM October 9th
Wednesday: Toledo Community Library turns back the clock in November. Sort of.
Toledo High School Sports: October 2018
Oct 12 @ Wahkiakum bus @ 3:30
Oct 19 vs. Winlock
JV Oct 22 @ Winlock bus @ 4:45
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 1st Crossover game TBD
Nov 9th & 16th Playoffs
Nov 23rd Semi Finals
Nov 30th Finals
Oct 10 vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 27-30 Soccer Playoffs
Nov 1 State
Oct 9 @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:40
Oct 11 vs. Wahkiakum
Oct 16 @ Adna bus @ 4:45
Oct 18 vs. Onalaska
Oct 22 @ Kalama bus @ 4:35
Oct 27 Districts
Nov 1 Districts
Nov 3 Districts
Oct 9 @ Adna bus @ 1:45
Oct 18 League Meet @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
FYI: The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 29
In Washington State: Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
NEW!! October 27: TES PTO Annual Harvest Festival
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
November 10: THS Class of 2021 Fundraiser selling Lucky Eagle Casino Bus Spots
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
ISO* = In Search Of
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