As long as Bill Iyall can remember, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe had a central quest.
Welcome to Portrait
Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight religious leaders, educators and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.
CAMAS -- Sometimes, the way a journey begins leads to unexpected destinations. Randy Fox's first step toward a gymnastics hall of fame started by chance one afternoon at a gym in Lufkin, Texas, when his younger sister needed a spotter.
By his very rough calculations, Lehman Holder is approaching 1,000 trips in his lifetime as an outings leader for the Sierra Club -- about 400 of those in Southwest Washington during the past 15 years.
It's difficult to imagine Clark County's economic-development game without Bonnie Moore running and gunning to help drive everything from an individual corporation's growth to a region's transition to a knowledge-based economy.
RIDGEFIELD -- Joyce Haines seldom misses a teaching opportunity. It's one of the reasons she and her husband, Greg Valdivia, have frequent visitors to their home, where they run Northwest Organic Farms.