Bookbinding Talk and Workshop by Audra Loyal
Humanities Montana, an organization which includes members of our community, brought Audra Loyal to Eureka! She gave a talk and workshop on bookbinding in the Sunburst meeting room at 100 Dewey Ave on January 20. The free hour talk on the history of bookbinding and the idea of books began at 5:30pm. This was followed by a two-hour workshop (6:30-8:30pm) where participants each made a book under Audra's tutelage. The cost for the workshop was $35/per and included all materials. Pre-registration was limited to ten participants.
At the beginning of each year we are supposed to take stock of where we are in life or how things are going and address some changes that need to be made, right? Says who? Why?
Canadians' Second Home
Contributed by Carmen Hobson
Driving through the valley at dawn, the sun’s rays peaking over the range; it’s easy to see the beauty that draws in those seeking a slower pace and outdoor lifestyle. The vast Rocky Mountains line the eastern horizon, the valley envelopes the sleepy towns and businesses that thrive on the recreation industry and a multitude of lakes dot the landscape. These are but a few reasons why Eureka and the Flathead Valley are chosen by the Canadians who wish to play in Montana.
Why is the valley called the Tobacco Valley? In 1808 the first European to explore the area, David Thompson, began his journey down the Kootenai River. As he descended the river into the northern portion of the Tobacco Plains near Fort Steele he noted “the first ground that I have seen that has sufficient moisture to form a Garden for Herbs.”