PACIFIC COUNTY — The Oktoberfest Fundraiser Dinner and Auction in Chinook is postponed until Saturday, Oct. 22.

Water Music Festival events planned for Friday, Oct. 14, are going ahead as planned at this time. A decision will be made later about Saturday events.

The Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation’s Move for Cancer walk scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to weather. Those still wanting to donate are asked to please do so at

Due to tornado warnings and very high winds, the Ilwaco and Ocean Park libraries will be closed today, and possibly Saturday.

The Port of Peninsula is closing for the day Friday. Port services that remain open: three product hoists (incl. by generator in event of power outage), Moorhead Industrial Yard, associated work areas (shell piles, gravel, etc.) docks, boat ramp, bathrooms and showers.

All high school sports events have been postponed.

The Chinook Observer business office is closing at noon Friday to permit staff time to prepare for the weekend storm.

Please send additional cancellations and postponements to

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