The Powell library has been around for 100 years now, with a history of steady growth.
Library staff will celebrate its centennial Aug. 9. (See related story.)
“The first semblance of a library in Powell was formed by 10 women in a cabin used by the employees of the Bureau of Reclamation in 1910,” wrote Cindy Moore, Powell library branch manager, in a letter to The Powell Tribune.
Ron Vining didn’t think he would use the walking sticks he got for Father’s Day to protect his children and himself, but that’s what he did when he faced a mountin lion later that day.
Vining, of Powell, was hiking up Dead Indian Creek in Sunlight Basin Sunday with his wife, Leann, daughter and son-in-law, Alisa and Ryan Dempsey, and grandchildren Payton, Kensi, and Kanin, when a mountain lion crashed the party.
Park rangers continue to interview witnesses and hiking companions of an 18-year-old Russian woman who plunged 400 feet to her death Thursday near Inspiration Point in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park. They are calling the fatal incident an accident, though it remains under investigation.