Phase 2 Guidelines from Lower Columbia Contractors Association
The lodge is opening under Phase 2 of the state’s plan. We’re restricted to 50% capacity in seating, which means only 49 people in the lounge area, and no bar seating. But we can have 112 in the ballroom. Only 5 people to a table. Also, there will be no table/cocktail service, so everyone will have to get their drinks at the bar…please be patient.
Rotary Club of Longview's "People of Action" Newsletter - May 20
ROTARY VOTES TO CANCEL SQUIRREL FEST AND TOUR DE BLAST
On Tuesday, May 19th the Board of Directors with the Rotary Club of Longview voted to cancel this year’s 10th annual Squirrel Fest event that was scheduled for August 15th due to Covid-19. The event will return in the summer of 2021.
In addition to the cancellation of Squirrel Fest, the board also voted to cancel the annual Tour De Blast Bike Ride that was scheduled for Saturday, June 13th. Tour De Blast will also move to the summer of 2021.
The White Pass Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic and easily accessible outdoor recreation areas in Washington State. Following the guidelines mandated in the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all on our way towards restoring access to our public lands. In doing so we extend an invitation to initiate this access responsibly with respect to our land, our wildlife, and our people.
Going to do some thank yous here:
Thanks to all who were able to come and get Prime Rib. It was a great success, and we’ll be hunting down some more roasts to do another one in the future.
Thanks to the volunteers who came in and helped out. Our kitchen, and our building really aren’t set up too well for a “to go” only meal, but they made it all work.
Thanks to all who donated at the register to help out with our bills.
Thanks to all who bought 50/50 tickets (the winner even donated the winnings back to the lodge).
CEDC/PATHWAYS 2020 COMMERCIAL RENT RELIEF APPLICATION
Longview, WA, May 15, 2020, – The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington COVID-19 Response Committee has partnered with Pathways 2020 and Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC) to provide up to $50,000 for Pathways 2020/CEDC Commercial Rent Relief Grants.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Announces Reopening of most Day-Use and Trailhead Sites
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is announcing the reopening of developed day-use and trailhead sites to recreational users. Beginning Friday May 15, 2020, most trailheads and day-use areas on the forest, as well as Forest Road 81, 83 and 90, will be reopened to the general public for use.
To align with Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Order directing people to stay home and stay healthy, several sites will remain closed including:
40th Anniversary of the Eruption of Mount St. Helens:
Forty years ago on the morning of May 18, 1980, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered the collapse of the summit and north flank of Mount St. Helens and formed the largest landslide in recorded history.
WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: May & June Workshops
On Tuesdays at 12:00 – 12:30 pm, WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs focused on Gardening in Cowlitz County. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone.