- Weather: 5-Day Outlook
- Presbyterian Church: Blood Drive Today
- WDFW: Minter Creek Hatchery
- Cowlitz Tribe: Ostrander Creek Culvert Removal Slated
- Today: Food Bank, Red Cross Blood Drive
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Presbyterian Church hosts:
The Toledo Presbyterian Church is sponsoring our first inside Red Cross Blood Drive this Friday from 12 noon to 5 pm.
All the info is in the poster. The need is always critical during the holidays. Please call or schedule an appointment online.
Toledo Senior Center invites:
Today, Friday, we will be playing bingo using white elephant gifts. Come have some fun.
Come for lunch, bring a white elephant in a brown paper bag and play bingo.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington shared:
Our US National Weather Service Seattle Washington team would like to pass along our thanks to all those who shared reports, pictures, and videos (Thursday)! They are invaluable to our operations and help to keep everyone informed!
For the intrepid soul: WDFW razor clam dig Thursday through Sunday.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Statement from WDFW Director, Kelly Susewind on Minter Creek Hatchery
On Dec. 14, the state's Minter Creek Hatchery lost power during a windstorm and the facility's backup generator failed to start. As a result, roughly 6 million chinook died.
This is a painful loss for state and tribal fishers, for the communities that depend on fishing, and for southern resident orcas that feed on chinook.
We're working with tribal co-managers and NOAA Fisheries to replace some of the salmon lost at Minter Creek with fish from other facilities and hope to announce more details on that soon.
Among the fish lost in the power failure were 500,000 spring chinook, which were part of an early effort at Minter Creek and other hatcheries to increase production of chinook to feed southern resident orcas. That loss is unfortunate.
I take this incident seriously. I have instructed staff to hire outside contractors to examine what went wrong with the backup generator and how our staff responded to the situation.
Based on those findings, we're going to take steps to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.
Full statement here.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe announced:
Ostrander Creek culvert slated for removal to restore salmon and steelhead passage to 9.8 miles of stream habitat.
The Natural Resources Department is proud to announce that the Aquatic Program staff has secured $1.1 million in Salmon Recovery Funding Board grants to restore salmon and steelhead habitat in Cowlitz, Pacific, and Lewis counties. These grants, along with a $598,770 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will fund log jam construction in the Cispus River and Yellowjacket Creek, culvert and rail causeway removal for fish passage in Ostrander Creek, and develop restoration designs for the lower East Fork of the Grays River. These projects fit within a comprehensive strategy to restore landscapes in Cowlitz Country that support native fish, plants, and wildlife with cultural importance. The program also has two additional funding requests expected to be approved by the 2019 legislature that total another $2.5 million, and will continue to pursue competitive grants in support of Cowlitz natural resource priorities.
Aquatic Program staff is available to discuss, or tour completed and planned projects. Please feel free to contact Tiffini Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) for coordination.
Today: Toledo Food Bank Holiday Hours:
Open 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. behind City Hall. Reminder: BYOB - Bring Your Own Boxes.
Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
And Beyond: Monday
Toledo Senior Center:
The Other Toledo would like to thank the community for all their support shown in innumerable ways throughout the season and the year.
The Other Toledo will return Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
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To M.M. & Co: Keep On Keepin’ On.
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 22nd @ Black Hills 9:00 am
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
December 22nd @ Hoquiam Tournament 8:00/10:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
December 23-January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
Update Monday: Topaz has recovered from her dental work and will be pain free for another 6 months. Elsa is not eating any hard food like rabbit pellets and needs dental care right away. Luna will need her teeth worked on in January. All told, about $1000. per year. These 3 bunnies bring joy to so many people; they deserve only the best care.
December 24: Toledo New Life Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 30: Library Page Turners Meets January 30 (NO December group)
Winterfest In Toledo 2018 Continues...
December 22: Feliz Navidad Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant (360)864-8882
December 24: Christmas Mass and Caroling 5 pm & Midnight
St. Francis Mission (360)864-4126
December 24: Candlelight Services 6 & 7:30 pm
Toledo Baptist Church (360)864-2550
December 27-31: Fireworks Sales (Toledo Lions Club)
Toledo Market Fresh parking lot
December 31: New Years Eve Special Buffet (Bonanza BBQ) 3 - 9 pm
Toledo Event Center (360)864-2277
December 31: New Years Eve Dinner 5 pm - 12:30 am
Donna's Place (360)864-2700
December 31: Giant Cheese Ball Drop at Midnight (vision:Toledo) 11:30 pm
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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