East County News Briefs - celebrate fall at Liepold
Liepold Farms celebrates fall
Corn maze, apple slingshots, hay rides, scavenger hunt, miniature goats, specialty donuts, cider, views of Mount Hood and, of course, hundreds of pumpkins await visitors to Boring as Liepold Farms hosts its annual Fall Festival.
The festivities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Oct. 31st at Liepold Farms, 14050 S.E. Richey Road. General admission is open until 4:30 p.m. each day, though the farm recommends setting aside two hours to allow for all activities.
Visitors can purchases passes if they want to experience everything. Adult full passes are $20, kids' passes for ages 2-13 are $15. The passes allow access to the corn and dark mazes, apple slingshot, children's pavilion, hay ride, dead end challenge within the corn maze, and festival-wide scavenger hunt. You can also purchase individual tickets for specific activities.
The Fall Festival can be weather dependent, so on lousy days call 503-663-5880 to make sure things aren't closing early.
Liepold also has many pumpkins for sale — classic orange, huge and oddly shaped gourds, and even white pumpkins. Orange pumpkins are 50 cents per pound; while specialty, squash and gourds are 75 cents per pound.
Learn more and purchase full passes at liepoldfarms.com/fall-festival/
Paving completed on Corbett Hill Road
Progress is steadily being made on a repair project taking place along an important connector in the Columbia River Gorge.
Paving was completed last weekend on Corbett Hill Road before the rains arrived, improving the road surface from just south of Interstate 84 up to the Historic Columbia River Highway.
More improvements are coming in the upcoming weeks. On Thursday, Sept. 30, crews placed frames for new stormwater catch basins that will be raised to match the re-paved road, preventing future water runoff from causing landslides. Lane striping has been ongoing whenever there is dry weather. Next week crews will adjust the height of guardrails.
Pending weather, everything should be complete by Friday, Oct. 8. Visit multco.us/roads/webform/corbett-hill-road-paving for more information.
Corbett school goes to distance learning
Kindergarten to fifth grade students at Corbett Arts Program with Spanish pivoted to short-term distance learning from Tuesday to Thursday, Sept. 28 to 30.
The school had one student test positive with COVID-19 and another who is presumed to have it. The small school also had 14 students in quarantine, with several others absent for other reasons.
With many students absent and to limit potential spread of COVID-19, the district decided to move away from in-person instruction for three days as a cautionary measure.
CAPS teaches kindergarten to eighth grade and has about 170 students.
Hispanic and Latinx literature event
Mt. Hood Community College will honor Hispanic and Latinx communities contributions to the literary arts by offering a free online event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The program will include readings of literature by students, staff and faculty, as well as a special appearance by local author, journalist and community organizer, Emilly Prado.
Prado will share some personal reflections, excerpts from her new book, "Funeral for Flaca," present a brief writing workshop and a question and answer session.
Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and her writing and photographs have appeared in more than 30 publications including Eater, The Oregonian, and National Public Radio.
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