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Banks • Event • Community November 14
Banks Annual Christmas Light Parade returns for second year
Billed as "A Drive thru Holiday Light Adventure,” this year's parade will stand still at Sunset Park while visitors drive past on Saturday, December 12.
Crime • Banks • Police Log November 14
Banks October 2020 Police Log
A summary of calls from October 2020 within the city of Banks, as written by contract deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and presented to the Banks city council on November 10.
FreeCoronavirus • Oregon • Government November 13
“Pause” replaced with “Freeze” as Oregon enters another COVID-19 shutdown
A number of new measures will begin on Wednesday, November 18 aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 before Oregon’s hospital system becomes overwhelmed. A travel advisory asking residents to stay home and self-quarantine after travel also was announced.
Fishing • Oregon • Event November 12
Last Free Fishing Weekend of 2020 is Thanksgiving Weekend
Free Fishing Weekend will return to Oregon on Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28, the weekend after Thanksgiving Day.
Opinion • Letter to the Editor • Environment November 11
Letter to the Editor: Oregon Hunters Association
In a letter to the editor, the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) urges Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to develop and implement a policy to enhance and conserve migratory habitat for big game, and all wildlife that make seasonal movements.
Crash • Timber • Hwy 26 November 11
Portland man killed in crash west of Timber Junction
Tuesday's fatal crash on Highway 26 resulted in the death of a Portland man and injuries to another man who was transported to a hospital. The scene also saw a vehicle engulfed in flames and a chemical spill.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community November 11
Banks Fire District November 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from October, and a few messages from the Banks Fire District.
Oregon • Event • Veterans Day November 10
Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Wing plans Veterans Day flyovers
A flyover in support of various Veterans Day ceremonies by the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Wing will be held Wednesday, November 11, including over North Plains at 11:25 a.m. and over Tillamook at 11:30 a.m., so keep your eye to the sky, as they may be visible to our readers as well.
Crash • Timber • Hwy 26 November 10
Fatal crash closes Highway 26 west of Timber Junction
Highway 26 is closed as a result of a fatal crash involving three vehicles near mile marker 35, just east of the Columbia County line. One vehicle was ablaze, and the closure is expected to last several hours.
FreeWildlife • Coronavirus • Coast Range November 9
Jewell Meadows wagon tours cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that public tours for the 2020-2021 elk feeding season at Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Government November 9
Washington County added to COVID-19 'Pause List'
New restrictions on social gatherings will begin on November 11.
Oregon • Event • History November 9
Oregon's 'Exploding Whale' legend turns 50
50 years ago, we blew up a whale and it either went terribly, or very well depending on your perspective. Learn more at a free Oregon Historical Society talk with the KATU reporter who was on the scene of the fated blubbery blast.

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