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.
When big news happens right here in our own front yard, The Columbian's job is to scoop it up immediately and spread the word quickly. Here are a dozen huge local happenings, as witnessed and written by Columbian reporters:
Former Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham once described journalism as "the first rough draft of history." For 125 years, The Columbian has been the primary scribe of the history of Clark County, as well as the local messenger for historical events happening around the world. Through the newspaper, we feel connected to historical events, and it's the rare household that hasn't preserved a few clippings or even entire newspapers from special days we will always remember. The news can be as personal as grandmother's obituary, or as cataclysmic as the Sept. 11 attacks, but with a newspaper, we hold our history in our hands.
Despite all the changes in the newspaper industry, the fundamentals of the printing process have remained the same since our Goss Metro press began operating on Jan. 15, 1968. It was the first offset newspaper press put into use in the western United States, and the technology was quickly adopted by virtually every other newspaper.
RIDGEFIELD -- Nobody showed up in a wheelchair on Saturday morning to test the easy, gradual incline of the new universal-access bridge that's now welcoming everyone into the northern Carty Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.