I live about 70 miles south of Eureka. No oil there as it is in NW MT next to the Canada border. Winters are relatively mild. I would say that it is a very nice small town.
Im with Steve. I live about 60 miles east . I worked on a house for the Hursts that owned the local saw mill which is now shut down. I camped at job site for 1 year. Guy at work shot a bull with my 340 Wby walking from job site.Winters milder than Whitefish, longer growing season. Used to be good muleys in areas near mountains now sufferring.Some bighorn sheep near border.Small town,there snaging kokane salmon right now.
I grew up south of there and eureka is nice country used to be some really nice hunting up there. There are also a few places you had better know someone before you go wandering around in the woods LOL
Overall I think it's like a lot of towns that relied on logging just struggling to survive.
Any of you been over to libby and up the yack to the dirty shame?? One of the coolest bars I have ever been in.