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.
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.
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 small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.