It is with great pride that we celebrate 125 years of community service to the citizens of Clark County. Help us celebrate by checking out our special coverage of the Columbian through the years. Also in the news this week: Vancouver Symphony celebrates their own anniversary, a new land-use plan may be in the works and a new bridge is dedicated in Ridgefield.
When Jere Van Dyk participated in a recent White House conference on hostages, he didn't say a lot. Just the fact that he was there seemed to mean a lot. The Vancouver native was told that he symbolized hope.
Walking through the small historic garden to the entrance of Fort Vancouver, you realize: With 1,500 acres of vegetables once under cultivation there, those Hudson's Bay Co. gardeners must have needed some rakes.
Temperatures Saturday afternoon were around 70 degrees from ocean beaches through inland valleys. Today will be a repeat with clear skies but temperatures some 10 degrees warmer with easterly winds. The winds will reach coastal areas and bring highs there near 80 degrees.
Salvador Brotons stands still and gazes into space. A rare moment of silence. He's listening, inside his head, to Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo and Juliet" -- clearing away all other sounds and distractions, steadying himself, summoning the precisely right tempo.