Thank You for You Support! Public Meeting Next Week

We're All In This Together! Join Us for a Community Meeting Next Week.
We are thrilled with the great outpouring of support you and so many others have demonstrated in adding your voice and concerns in asking BLM and Sec. Zinke to cancel the oil and gas lease sales in Park County. We will make sure you are heard.

But we are still left with many questions, which is why we're holding a community meeting next week, on February 15th in Livingston. This will provide an opportunity for our community to gather and hear from individuals who have fought this fight and can share lessons learned and hopefully answer our questions and help us strengthen our strategy to stop the lease sales in their tracks.

We know many of you who have signed our petition live out of state and won't be able to attend. We will do everything we can to follow up with you via email and Facebook with the necessary information you'll need to continue to support this cause.

We are all in this together and we can't do this work without you!

Public Meeting: BLM Oil & Gas Leases - Thursday, Feb. 15th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

215 E Lewis St., Livingston (Lincoln School Auditorium - Third Floor)

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For everyone who submitted comments in the petition, thank you! We will be sending those comments to the BLM with the petition. For those of you who have more to say, we were told by the BLM Butte Field Office that interested individuals are always welcome to share their thoughts. Email the BLM State Director Jon Raby at BLM_MT_Butte_FO@blm.gov

Thank you,

Team PCEC - Michelle, Erica, Max & Colleen

December Art Reception

Yellowstone Park & Paradise Valley Works
Thursday, December 7 th from 6:30 pm -8 pm

Green Door Gallery
120 N. Main, Livingston, MT
406.333.2330

Join us at Green Door Gallery for an exhibit of landscape paintings by artist Joan
Watts. Ms. Watts, a New York City native and Livingston resident began her art
studies at age seven when her parents sent her to art school in Chicago with students
three times her age. She later studied in England, California and Kyoto, Japan. In Japan
she studied “sumi-e”, a traditional form of Japanese painting with master painter
Semba Sensei. This experience greatly influenced her painting style.
Ms. Watts says of her work that she paints images in an ethereal, somewhat surreal
style influenced by her training in Japan.
The reception for the exhibit will take place in conjunction with the release of a book,
The Collected Letters of Alan Watts, that together with her sister she has edited. Ms.
Watts is the daughter of the late Alan Watts, Zen Author and philosopher. Ms. Watts
will do a reading for the release of the book at 7pm.
The reception will take place at Green Door Gallery upstairs at Wheatgrass Saloon,
120 North Main Street, Livingston from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please phone Lisa Snow Beaudin, 224-3895 with questions.

Fablulous February is Filled with Fun

Tai Chi with Mighael

8 Tue's & Thur's, 7-8:30 pm, Feb 2-28, $40

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

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Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

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French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

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Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

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Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

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Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

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Nose Work for Dogs

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 7 - Apr 11, $60

Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This class is sure to be lots of fun for your dog, it will help to build your dog’s confidence and also burn tons of mental and physical energy. We’re always looking for more ways that dogs and their people can have fun. The sport of K9 Nose Work is loads of fun! And this sport comes with a great side benefit: better communication and a strengthening of the bond between people and their dogs.

Taught by Brandy Morris

Brandy Morris attended her first seminar on K9 Nose Work in June 2011 and was immediately hooked. Her current dog HRS Shakin Not Stirred, has earned several certificates and titles. She has groomed, shown and trained dogs since 1987.

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Hand Made Pasta

with Luvy & Alfredo Sauces

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 8, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Hand made pasta with Luvy and Alfredo sauces. Italian Focaccia bread, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Espresso Pot de Creme and a Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

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Grant Writing 101

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

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Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to

Your 10 Bodies, Part 2

4 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Feb 27 - Mar 27, $50

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

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New Year’s Day Class/Strength Series/$60 Unlimited Yoga in January

New Years Day Vinyasa Class with Kim
noon-1:30 pm
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a Vinyasa class taught by Kim. You can use your regular pass for this and/or the drop in fee is $13.

There will be NO 4:30 pm Vinyasa class with Autumn on Sunday, January 1st.

Polling for times for Sunday's Class: Autumn and I were wondering if people are happy with the 4:30 pm time for Sunday's class or if they would rather have it at 5:00 pm. If you feel strongly either way please email me at atitgemeier@gmail.com or text me at 223-7148.
Thank you

Unlimited Yoga in January for $60

There is still time to purchase an unlimited pass for January. Just note that all January unlimited passes end January 31st regardless of when you purchase it. Contact Amy at 223-7148 to get a pass or show up at the studio the first week of Janury to buy one.

Strength Building Six Week Series class with Alyssa starting Thursday January 12, 2017**

Tap into your strength for the Best Year Ever!

Build strength to support your goals, reconnect to what you want and refine your existing awesomeness
This 6-week series will focus on strength and flexibility for your body and mind.

Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm
First Class: January 12th
Last Class: February 23rd
Cost:$60

Contact Alyssa Davis @ 223-7920 or aksrdavis@gmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Stay tuned for Yoga for Runners starting up in March!

**This class is not part of the unlimited month of yoga

Emigrant’s Fall Festival

Good morning -

We are currently looking for vendors for Emigrant's Fall Festival. Preference will go to those with handcrafted items. The details are as follows:

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00-3:00. Set-up is same day from 7-10a.m.

Card table space - $5
8' table space - $15
8'x8' space - $20
8'x10' space - $25

Vendors will be in the Emigrant Hall as well as St. John's Church. Vendor spaces at the church are limited to "card table and 8' table spaces".Vendors will be asked to donate a small item the day of the show for the raffle. All vendor booth fees and raffle proceeds are being donated to the Friendship Fund of St. John's Church that goes toward helping those in need in Paradise Valley. Lunch will be available for purchase for vendors and the public. All vendor spaces must remain set-up for the entire show. Please forward this information to fellow crafters in your area that may be interested. If you are new to vending in the Emigrant area, please contact me prior to submitting your application to make sure we are not duplicating items for sale. Please print the next portion of this email, complete, sign and mail to me with payment by October 15, 2016.

Betse Stuart
15 Emigrant Bench Road
Pray, MT 59065

Make checks payable to ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.

Questions? Contact Betse at bstuart0077@gmail, or text/call 406-223-0077. Thanks and hope to see you there!!

Just FYI.....this is the only show currently scheduled for the rest of 2016 in the Emigrant Area.

Unofficial Results of the Livingston City Commissioner Primary Election September 15, 2015

Sarah Sandberg.........436
Particia Grabow.........340
Mel Friedman............300
Lisa Marie Adams.......219

Marian O'Neil............117
Melynda Harrison.......44
Denise Boggs...........39
Ari Novak.................35
Write-In..................12