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“WILD, WILD WEST”: POLSON POLICE RECEIVE SLAPS ON THE WRIST FOR “UTTERLY TERRIFYING” BEHAVIOR

NATION’S TOP WRESTLING COACH LANDS IN KALISPELL

OPINION

GUNS ARE DIFFERENT FOR WESTERN WOMEN

MUSIC

PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT DOES BECK

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News Voices/Letters We can’t quit you, Denny Rehberg.............................................................4 The Week in Review Griz men win again .........................................................................6 Briefs Snowy owls, nuts and beer......................................................................................6 Etc. The yin and yang of Missoula’s finest..........................................................................7 News Despite misconduct, Polson cops keep badges........................................................8 News Nation’s winningest wrestling coach lands in Kalispell ...........................................9 Opinion Guns are different for women in the West ........................................................10 Feature The Circle H Ranch’s path from dream development to nightmare..................14

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Wrong message

Asked Monday, Jan. 21, along Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula. by Eric Oravsky The Missoula County school board recently approved a 13-percent pay raise for Superintendent Alex Apostle, raising his salary to $200,000 by 2014. Would you have voted for the raise? Follow-up: If you received a 13-percent raise in salary, what’s the first thing you’d spend it on? Laura Bovard: Yes. In order to have an exceptional education here in Missoula, we need to have really good leadership. We need to have visionaries who will prepare the schools for the 21st century. Footsteps: I would travel. I would put money toward doing the Inca Trail. My brother has done it twice now and I am rather jealous.

Sam Kansier: Probably not. It isn’t just the superintendent who is in need of a raise, but everybody. I feel it should be something set across the board for the school system. Not just one person. Sunshine: If I had a raise I would probably get out of the cold and snow to go to a tropical island for a few weeks. After a few weeks I would be ready to come back to the snow.

Travis Levy: It seems a little excessive to me for an overseer. I think it would be better spent on teachers and resources. Throwdown: I went to the Missoula Ceramics Studio and I am going to sign up for a $110 class. So I think that would be a good place to put it.

Alex Clause: I think most school officials are underpaid, but it is probably time for the actual teachers to get a raise. Cyberspace: Computer equipment. I would like my own data hosting for some baselevel programming since I am a computer science student.

Sean Manges: Probably wouldn’t. I’m looking for work right now and I’m not the only one. With large amount of unemployed, raising their salary probably isn’t helpful. Investing in something to boost the economy would be a better use of that money. Getting ahead: I would be paying off bills. After that I would put it toward getting into the College of Forestry.

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I am appalled by the story in the January 17 edition of the Independent about the lack of a sufficient number of calculators in a math class at Willard School (see “Held back”). Funding for necessary equipment might be undertaken by the Missoula Education Foundation. However, the more important issue is that with all the talk about “graduation matters,” and having a “star” as superintendent because of the fabulous new programs that are being initiated in our school system, and the money that various grants have brought in which will lead to all kinds of educational opportunities, it is unbelievable that basic educational tools are unavailable, and that money to purchase them is also, apparently, unavailable. What nonsense. How deplorable that haggling over whether Willard School is really a school, or only a program, tells me that bureaucracy is running rampant. How can we possibly expect students to be prepared for jobs in the real world, when basic educational tools are unavailable? No calculators in the math class. Inadequate collection of books in the library. No transportation for students who were privileged to participate in a real world experience to enhance their educational experience. Unbelieveable. While I don’t think walking did serious harm to the students, having to do so, along with dealing with other deficiencies in their school, doubtless sent a message. And that message wasn’t a positive one. Graduation does matter, but do we want the message to these kids to be: Graduation matters because then I won’t have to put up with getting the short shift? They will have enough of that to put up with when they do graduate. Let’s make their educational experience as positive as possible. Jean Bowman Missoula

Changing times I read Dan Brooks’ column, “Happy trails: A toast to Denny Rehberg’s 12 years of service” in last week’s issue. I enjoyed it very much, but I thought there were some nuances that could strengthen Brooks’ overall point that Montanans no

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longer want the archetypical “drunken farm boy” representing them. As a non-native of Montana, I have been surprised by how strongly Montanans of all ages and of all political leanings view themselves. It seems that many still buy into the idea that Montana is a state and lifestyle wholly separate and unique from anywhere else in the country. This is common to hear from people who live on the East Coast in our nation’s

“The guy was a jerk, is a jerk, and no doubt will stay a jerk, albeit a mega-rich one thanks to taxpayers’ money.”

urban centers who have never seen Montana and still believe that it is the Wild West myth—and for a population that knows little else than a traffic choked stop-and-go commute along an interstate every morning, this is understandable. But it’s time that Montanans stop buying into their own legend because it shares less and less with reality as the years march forward. I think Rehberg’s loss had at least as much do with Montana’s population shift as it does with longtime residents simply

changing their minds. The state’s demographics have changed over the past 30 to 40 years, and as much as some Montanans may hate this outside “invasion,” it is undeniable. Now certainly, many elements of the state have remained the same as some newcomers have embraced fully the idea of Montana. But, as more people bring diverse folkways and as Montana becomes less isolated through the media, internet, etc., it shares more and more in common with its fellow states and departs further and further from its Wild West persona. This is the unfortunate truth of the 21st century, and it is up to Montanans of all breeds to accept this and grow past their utopian provincial image. And perhaps, not re-electing Rehberg was one example of this. Michael Dax Missoula

Jerky Unlike Dan Brooks, I neither love nor identify with Rehberg or his ilk and I am thrilled that he is no longer my representative. In fact, I was essentially unrepresented while he held his office for the long 12 years in Congress. Thank you, Montanans, for finally waking up and voting him out of Washington! My hope is that he just slinks off and lays low on his ranch, staying out of politics. I doubt that will happen due to his over-inflated ego, but maybe his loss will bring on some introspection and change. Yeah, when pigs fly! The guy was a jerk, is a jerk, and no doubt will stay a jerk, albeit a mega-rich one thanks to taxpayers’ money. Mari von Hoffmann Philipsburg

Alternative plan It seems everyone wants to bury a pipeline from Canada to Texas. Has anyone thought of processing oil through a refinery in North Dakota and then delivering the finished product? This seems to me it could really reduce cost of gas and other products throughout the United States from a more centralized area than out of Texas. Lloyd DeBruycker Dutton

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WEEK IN REVIEW

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by Chad Harder

Wednesday, January 16 The Missoula City Council debates a proposal to illuminate the Madison Street Pedestrian Bridge to enhance safety and aesthetics. The proposal comes from a local group known as the “Light the Bridge Committee.”

Thursday, January 17 The Montana Highway Patrol scam in which a man solicits the phone for money-based claim that a relative is in jail money to be released.

warns of a locals over on a false and needs

Friday, January 18 Missoula’s inversion lingers like a bowl of particulate soup, prompting the Missoula City-County Health Department to issue a Stage 2 pollution warning. The air quality is deemed unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Saturday, January 19 Griz forward Mike Weisner hits a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against Montana State at Dahlberg Arena. The Griz go on to earn their 21st straight conference victory, topping the Cats 77-71.

Sunday, January 20 The Lifelong Learning Center hosts the final day of Montana’s first Start Up Weekend, a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch and develop their ideas for a panel of judges. IWILLHELPOUT.com, a website that promotes and facilitates volunteerism, wins first place.

Monday, January 21 Missoula Republican Rep. Champ Edmunds is the only person to testify at the Montana Legislature in favor of HB 197, legislation he proposed that would require all companies statewide to drug test their employees.

Tuesday, January 22 The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition hosts a rally in Helena to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming a woman’s right to abortion.

Ice crystals form above an open section of Rattlesnake Creek in Greenough Park on Tues., Jan. 22.

Kettlehouse

Big changes, same taproom Kettlehouse Brewing has wrestled for years with the knowledge that, someday, demand for its popular craft beers will cause the company to breach the state’s 10,000-barrel production cap. That day is coming fast now, and when it does, Kettlehouse faced the prospect of having to close its Myrtle Street taproom. But co-owner Tim O’Leary has a plan to maintain the status quo. Last week, O’Leary announced via Facebook that Kettlehouse will soon split into three separate companies. Work is already underway to relocate the Myrtle Street brewhouse to an adjacent building, which will become the new headquarters for Kettlehouse Brewing. The newly established Myrtle Street Taphouse LLC—owned by O’Leary’s mother, Helen O’Leary—will take over the existing taproom location and is currently acquiring a beer and wine license to keep the taps flowing. Kettlehouse’s Northside location will be renamed the Northside Brewing Company and operate as-is under sole ownership of O’Leary’s wife, Suzy Rizza. “The major difference is the brewery will be

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owned by me and the beer bar will be owned by Mom,” O’Leary wrote Jan. 18. “We don’t expect to change our serving hours or quantities drastically. In fact we may not even serve wine. That is an option that the proposed license allows but does not require. Our goal is to maintain the atmosphere at 602 Myrtle that our longtime customers have come to love.” And since Myrtle Street Taphouse is a separately owned and operated company, Kettlehouse will be able to produce enough beer to satisfy increasing demand among wholesalers without upsetting local desire for neighborhood taprooms. O’Leary told the Indy last week that numerous other Montana breweries have already applied similar business models to comply with the state’s varied and restrictive microbrew laws. That’s not to say there aren’t still hurdles. Myrtle Street Taphouse needs a conditional use permit from the city before it can use a beer and wine license; the company’s permit application is scheduled for a public hearing before the Missoula City Council Jan. 28. But if O’Leary’s plan goes off, Kettlehouse will finally be free to expand—even as the original taproom maintains its familiar blue-collar flavor. Alex Sakariassen

Grizzlies

An issue of nuts Back in 2009, environmentalists successfully challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to lift federal protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem. The victory hinged on the decline of whitebark pine in the region and the argument that grizzlies depend on the pine’s nuts for much of their diet. Two other environmental groups are now wielding the same argument in an attempt to gain Endangered Species Act protections for another species: the whitebark pine itself. The suit, filed Jan. 15 by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the WildWest Institute, proves once again that the fate of grizzlies and whitebark pine are intertwined in the courts. Whitebark pine is in decline throughout the Rockies due to climate change, fire suppression activities, mountain pine beetle and blister rust. Environmentalists contend it’s also a critical food source for Yellowstone grizzlies—a point Alliance spokesman Steve Kelly says has been “integral” to court rulings over the years. “It’s not that the bears can’t adapt,” Kelly says.

[news] “It’s just, with the rapid change, how fast can the species adapt?� None of this is news to FWS. The agency has felt legal pressure to list whitebark pine since 1991, and acknowledged the immediate threats to the trees in 2011 when it ruled that federal protections were warranted but precluded. Kelly says a final decision on listing is “long overdue.� FWS biologist Chris Servheen doesn’t buy that Yellowstone grizzlies are whitebark pine “specialists.� Sure, conflicts between bears and humans increase during years of low pine nut production, he says. But the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem experiences a similar spike when huckleberry crops are poor. Whitebark pine was wiped out in the NCDE decades ago, Servheen adds, yet the bears adapted and populations have been on the rise. “Whitebark has been varying in availability from year to year for about 10,000 years,� Servheen says. “Certainly it’s been declining...but over time, we haven’t seen any dramatic impact on grizzly bears.� Multiple agencies are now working on an exhaustive study of grizzly food sources in Yellowstone—a study prompted by the lawsuit in 2009. The document will eventually inform a decision on delisting those grizzlies, which federal officials hope to accomplish by 2014. But it may also end up informing one of the key legal arguments for listing another species: the whitebark pine. Alex Sakariassen

Wildlife

Living with snowy owls The Skyview subdivision south of Polson offers views of Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains. That’s why people live there. To the south, the halfacre lots give way to miles of undeveloped grass land, which makes for prime vole habitat. That’s why, in 2012, 15 snowy owls spent the winter at Skyview. It’s why, to the chagrin of some human residents, they’re back this year. “[The birdwatchers] drive across people’s property, walk through your yard,â€? says George Hess, who lives on the western side of Skyview where the owls are most prevalent. “It’s bothersome having strangers walking around the neighborhood with binoculars ‌ And they all drive slow.â€? Bill Becker and his fiancĂŠe moved into the neighborhood last July. “We didn’t even know about the owls ‌ Then I saw a photo of a snowy owl on the internet,â€? he says. “It was sitting on my roof.â€? Becker

adds that his fiancĂŠe is uncomfortable with the idea of people “standing in our yard to take a picture of an owl on our roof.â€? Several residents say they are scared to let their cats outside. Snowy owls aren’t typical this far from the Arctic Circle. When they do show up, ecologists call it an irruption. During last year’s irruption, the Polson Chamber of Commerce saw a 34 percent spike in January “walk-ins and phone calls.â€? In February, it was 74 percent.

“The birds captivate people,� says Denver Holt, director of The Owl Research Institute, “but people need to be considerate of the residents.� Holt adds that while it’s possible for a snowy to kill a house cat, it’s not probable. During an irruption in 2006 he sampled 1,313 owl pellets (owl puke) and recovered over 5,000 vole skulls. “Over 90 percent of their diet is rodents,� he says. Russ Mann’s house is a favorite perch for the owls. Last year, he came home from work to find a birdwatcher’s car blocking his driveway. He admits that living at a tourist attraction can be inconvenient, but says “it’s worth it.� “Yeah, there’s a lot of owl crap on my roof,� he says. “But they picked my roof. That’s totally cool.� Jamie Rogers

City Council

Protecting whistleblowers A new proposal from Missoula City Councilman Adam Hertz aims to provide recourse for city staffers

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who sound the alarm about problems in municipal business. “I wanted to make sure that employees felt comfortable coming forward,� he says. Hertz crafted his proposed whistleblower policy largely in response to discrepancies discussed by accountants in a 2011 audit of city finances. Accountants with the Missoula-based consulting firm, Anderson Zurmuehlen, cautioned that data used by Missoula budget crunchers to support city financial statements has differed from amounts used in supporting documents. “That’s a huge red flag,� Hertz says. “I’m just concerned when the auditor says there’s a serious lack of controls.� Hertz aims to use the whistleblower policy to encourage city staffers to speak up if they see that the city has engaged in, as his draft legislation says, “incorrect financial reporting� or “gross waste of funds.� Missoula’s Finance Director Brentt Ramharter supports crafting a whistleblower policy, but not for the reasons that Hertz cites. Ramharter says the discrepancies discussed in the 2011 audit actually date back to 2010, when the budget deliberations dragged on until about one month before the mandatory audit. Facing a significant time crunch, Ramharter acknowledges that errors were made. Since then, he says Mayor John Engen has expedited the budget process, which has helped remedy past problems. As for the whistleblower proposal, Ramharter agrees that protections are a good idea. He bases that statement on findings from Anderson Zurmuehlen, which found during interviews with city staffers that employees want a safer means to express a range of grievances. As far as Ramharter knows, however, none of those grievances stemmed from accounting concerns. “They’re saying for an organization our size we should have something in place so there is a predictable way that people can deal with something if they have a complaint,� Ramharter says. State law already protects whistleblowers to some extent. The city’s Administration and Finance Committee will, in the coming weeks, debate adding an extra layer for city employees. Jessica Mayrer

ETC. Local herbalist Peggy Miller may not seem like the type to hold court with the Missoula Police Department. But then again, maybe her motherly yin is exactly what local emergency responders need to balance out their fiery yang. Miller recently said as much to Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir and the Missoula City Council. In a nine-page paper submitted to the city, Miller asked for funding to create a weekly Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine clinic that would enable her to treat law enforcement and fire department personnel with traditional herbs. Miller says that police—and emergency responders in general—are often what Chinese medicine refers to as “yang� personalities. Yang-heavy individuals are often drawn to tension-filled occupations and have a tendency to bottle up emotions. As a result they can manifest symptoms of imbalance, such as excessive meat consumption, mood swings and red faces. The herbalist says if police can temper their yang with a bit of yin, aka the nurturing and cool-tempered side of the spectrum, they would be less prone to liver, gallbladder and heart ailments. Miller, who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2011 against Ward 6’s Ed Childers, estimates that the two weekly clinics would annually cost roughly $49,000. It’s tempting to reach for an easy joke here, to play up the thought of Missoula’s finest, all gathered together, sitting in the lotus position, taking tinctures and sipping dandelion tea. But save yourself the trouble; Miller’s already heard it. She’s accustomed to skeptics and concedes that her proposal is “a little different.� “I’m under no illusions here,� she says. So far, Miller says the city’s response has been polite, yet lukewarm. In other words, they haven’t said “no,� and until they do she plans on continuing her pitch. “They’re only beginning to realize, ‘Oh my God, she means this,’� Miller says. “The next step is trying to get them to read the paper.� Perhaps they could do that over a cup of dandelion tea.

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Polson Police Chief Wade Nash, accused discredit the profession.” POST counted of tampering with and intimidating a wit- four alcohol-related incidents involving Anness and violating the public safety officers’ derson in its amended complaint, dated Oct. 18. Those included getting kicked out code of ethics, will keep his badge. So will Polson Police Officer Cory An- a bar for public intoxication in Beaverhead derson, also accused of witness tampering County, an alcohol-related car crash in Poland intimidation, and whose history of al- son in 2002, and alcohol-related domestic cohol abuse led to five counts of alleged abuse, for which the POST Council suspended him for two years, beginning in misconduct. The Montana Public Safety Officer 2005, calling it “gross misconduct.” The original complaint against AnderStandards and Training Council, or POST, the quasi-judicial board that certifies public son, dated March 30, also listed a 2004 incisafety officers, brought the cases against dent in which Anderson was driving a boat Nash and Anderson in March 2012. The on Flathead Lake while under the influence parties agreed to resolutions of both cases last month. The resolutions stipulate that, in order to retain their law enforcement certifications, Nash and Anderson must attend ethics training. Nash must also attend training in evidence procedures, while Anderson will undergo a chemical dependency evaluation. Nash and Anderson are two of the seven officers in four separate Lake County law enforcement agencies POST has served with notices of possible certification revocation since the agency began investigations in 2010. Cases against two other officers—Ronan Police Chief Polson Police Chief Wade Nash Dan Wadsworth and former Lake County Sheriff ’s Office Sgt. Dan of alcohol and pulling a woman in an inner Duryee—remain open. Three cases have tube. The woman, 38-year-old Laura Lee Grant, was flung from the tube, broke her been dropped. The complaints against Nash and An- neck and died. Anderson worked in the derson have in common one incident from Lake County Sheriff ’s Office at the time. His June 2010. According to POST, the officers colleagues didn’t measure his blood-alcohol were off-duty and intoxicated when, at content until about two and a half hours 1:17 a.m., Nash used Anderson’s cellphone after the accident, when he blew a 0.055. It’s to call and intimidate a witness in a Mon- unclear why POST struck that incident from tana Fish, Wildlife and Parks poaching in- its amended complaint. After POST filed its original complaint vestigation that implicated several Lake County officers. Nash allegedly told the against Anderson, his attorney, Joshua Van witness, in a “forceful manner,” not to talk de Wetering of Missoula, wrote in a letter to POST Executive Director Wayne Ternes that to investigators. POST also accused Nash of accepting, Anderson “categorically denies all of the alin 2004, a shotgun as a gift for coordinating legations you have lodged against him.” But the discussion during a Dec. 20 a sale of guns seized as evidence, a violation of a state law that says officers “will refuse POST Council meeting painted a different to accept any gifts, favors, gratuities, or picture. Assistant Attorney General Sarah promises that could be interpreted as favor.” Hart, who represents POST, described both Nash still owns the gun, and POST did not Nash and Anderson as being apologetic and desperate. She paraphrased Nash, during stipulate that he forfeit it. In addition to witness tampering, An- the deposition process, as saying, “Please, derson was also accused of “the use of alco- don’t take my license away. Please. What do holic beverages in a manner which tends to I need to do? How can we fix this?”

Hart described Anderson as “really emotional” during the deposition, and said he acknowledged it was wrong to call the witness. She said Anderson stressed how hard he worked to get reemployed after his two-year suspension. She paraphrased him as saying, “Please, please, don’t take that away from me. What do I have to do to convince you that I’m okay?” Hart and the POST Council concluded that a chemical dependency evaluation is enough. During the meeting, Hart spoke in general terms about the lack of ethics she’s encountered within Lake County law enforcement agencies. Several times she described the environment as the “wild, wild West.” She also called it “utterly terrifying,” and reiterated why POST’s intervention is so important. “When we went into this case, the stuff that was going on, you wouldn’t believe it,” she told the POST Council members. “But the bottom line is that, in this instance, what happened was POST came in and rang some bells … and said, ‘Hey, we’re paying attention here, guys. You’ve got to clean this nonsense up. This is not okay.’” It was a message the agencies didn’t welcome. “They were furious,” she said during the meeting. “If they could have spilled blood, they would have.” Nash and Anderson’s punishments come as validation for POST Acting Executive Director Clay Coker. Many officials in Lake County and beyond have decried POST’s investigations. Polson-Ronan City Attorney James Raymond has called it a “smear campaign.” Lake County Attorney Mitch Young has refused to prosecute; Hart said during December’s meeting that Young won’t touch the cases “with a 10-foot pole.” The pushback led to POST Director Ternes being placed on administrative leave last summer. “I got to say,” Coker said during the meeting, “that this is one of those [cases where] people stood in front of you a year ago [and said], ‘How dare you look at my agency. There’s no problem here’…But at the end of the day, there’s some merit to a couple of these [cases], and they ended up admitting to it.” mfrank@missoulanews.com

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Off the mat Nation’s winningest wrestling coach lands in Kalispell by Jamie Rogers

amid allegations of recruiting violations from Owatana High in south-central Minnesota, where he had been the head wrestling coach for 25 years. Davis dismissed the accusations as a group of parents “unhappy with the direction of the program.” Rather than serve a forthcoming

presence. At the Jug Beck tournament, coaches from Spokane’s University High School glare at the referee who they have outed as favoring the other team. Coaches from Bozeman pace the edge of the mat with crossed arms and clenched jaws. Coaches from Sentinel draw all the blood into their faces and swing their hips as if the teenager in a pretzel on the mat was no more than their malfunctioning avatar. By contrast, Davis leans languidly into the back of his chair. He shouts only when his wrestler stands up too straight or doesn’t arch his back to avoid a pin, and even then, it’s clear Davis did his coaching before the whistle blew. “If you yell at the kids all the time,” he says, “they can’t hear you.” At the start of the second day of Jug Beck, Flathead is ranked 13 out of 31 teams. The Braves’ best hope for scoring points was in 160-pound senior Jacob Egley, who was seeded second coming into the tournament. But Egley lost unexpectedly in the third round, dropping him, along with all but one of his teammates, to the conPhoto by Jamie Rogers solation bracket. Bladholm, the heavyWrestling coach Scot Davis compiled a 984-149-4 record in Minnesota before weight, is the team’s last hope for a arriving at Flathead High. champion. Moments before his semifinal, Bladholm stands next to the mat shifting his has wrestled his way into the semifinal suspension, Davis retired. “I was really planning on just being re- weight from foot to foot. Nearby, Wilson match of Missoula’s Jug Beck Rocky tired,” he says. “But then I heard about Flat- bounces and stretches his shoulders. As the Mountain Classic. Dimensionally, Bladholm is an oak head...and I saw a challenge there.” He was wrestlers are called onto the mat, Davis whispers something to Bladholm. tree, and he’d be menacing if it weren’t for hired in summer 2012. The match begins, and they circle. WilAlleged scandal aside, Davis’ arrival in his dolefully slouched shoulders and wideeyed gaze. Unseeded in round one, he will Kalispell was celebrated by Braves wrestling son lunges and retreats. He is jarringly face Sentinel High’s Jaydn Wilson in the faithful. In 34 years of coaching at the high quick. Davis sits up in his chair. Though tournament’s penultimate match. Wilson school level, Davis won two Minnesota state Bladholm is four inches taller than Wilson, has bulldoggish forearms and a back like a championships, twice was named National he seems smaller and weaker and trapped. stack of bricks. A feature in that day’s sports Coach of the Year, and in 2009 was named Wilson gets underneath him. Davis tells section predicted Wilson would win his sec- coach of the Wrestling USA Magazine Bladholm to get lower. “Keep it in the ring!” ond straight Jug Beck title. But coach Davis Dream Team. He arrived in Montana with a he shouts. But Bladholm is overwhelmed. He topples and Wilson is on him, tying is unfazed. No coach—literally—has more dual-meet record of 984-149-4. high school wins in wrestling history, and When Davis got to Flathead, he set out Bladholm’s arms into a knot above his if anyone can bring glory back to the Flat- to reinvigorate a withered wrestling scene. head. His face turns red and his eyes bulge. When asked what he said to Bladholm head Braves, it’s Davis. He pats Bladholm “In order to have a successful program,” on the shoulder. The oak tree leans over Davis says, “you need … to establish a cul- before the match, Davis shrugs and frowns and listens carefully to his coach. ture. It starts with building enthusiasm.” His coyly. “That he should make it easy on himFor the better part of a decade, Flat- first day on the job, Davis brought a box of self and win,” he says. “Because then he’ll head High dominated Montana wrestling, T-shirts with “Return to Glory” printed on the only have one more match.” One of these years, Davis will be the winning seven titles, including five straight back. The student body responded. During from 2006-10. But then the program came the 2011-12 season, there were 18 wrestlers first high school coach to reach 1,000 vicunhinged, kids lost interest, and in 2012 the in the Flathead program. After Davis was tories. But not this year. At the end of Jug team finished 12th in the state tournament. hired, 44 had signed up to be on his team be- Beck, his team edges out Ronan to finish in 14th place. After that season, the head coach left for fore he even held his first practice. crosstown rival Glacier High School. “We have a ways to go,” he says. “But Davis’ coaching style is predicated on As things were coming off the rails at the idea “that all kids are different and re- we’ll get there.” FHS, Davis, 61, was dealing with his own spond to different things,” and it’s a philostumble from the top. In 2011, he retired ophy that translates to a subdued mat-side jrogers@missoulanews.com On a Saturday afternoon in a humid gymnasium, Flathead High School wrestling coach Scot Davis puts a hand on the shoulder of his heavyweight wrestler and whispers some advice. The wrestler is junior Axel Bladholm, and to the surprise of his team (and maybe himself ), he

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“In Montana, women go around with a baby bottle in one hand and a gun in the other,” quipped a man recently as he sat at the bar in Happy’s Road House, outside of Libby. Unlike the rural Montana women to whom he referred, my introduction to guns didn’t come about because I was surrounded by an avid hunting culture. My experience began in Tucson with phone calls that terrorized me in the middle of the night, coming from a wacko stranger who threatened me and my 10-year-old daughter. Realizing that self-defense classes would pale against a lunatic, and faced with a police department geared to response and not prevention, I headed to a gun range in the name of protecting myself. I remember that class over 30 years ago as if it just happened. I’d never touched a gun before. I was a liberal who abhorred violence. I picked up the handgun with sweaty hands and took a deep breath, held it and squeezed the trigger. It felt like an eternity until the blast. I flinched at the recoil, let my breath go and felt the most amazing wave of power and elation. All doubts were gone: I was a single parent who could and would protect my daughter. I didn’t have to get close to fight off an intruder who might overpower me. This metal between my hands was the equalizer that made self-defense possible. Recently, we’ve all seen horrendous gun events, from Anders Breivik mowing down innocent children on an island off Norway (where guns are illegal) to James Holmes who opened fire in a Denver theater, and the horrendous killing of 20 first-graders and six adults in a school in Newtown, Conn. Every time there’s a massacre, there’s a call to tighten handgun restrictions.

Convicted felons and those with mental health records should be banned from purchasing firearms. Background checks should be thorough. But we know that these necessary safeguards still won’t protect the innocent from an armed assailant’s intent to harm. Bottom line: The gun issue is different for women. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States. That’s 207,754 a year. While many

“This metal between my hands was the equalizer that made self-defense possible.” women opt for protection in the form of Tasers, pepper spray and knives—and bear spray, around here—all of these are dependent on staying close to the attacker. You can fire a gun, however, without getting close. After that fateful day in Tucson, I obtained handgun certification and taught basic pistol for women and a two-day class called “Personal Defense in the Home.” Women, after all, are the keepers of the hearth and home, and around here that includes protection as well as bringing home the bacon, er, venison.

As a Western woman who has lived for years solo in the wilderness and likes to travel the back roads alone, a gun has become my indispensable tool. I’ve shot rounds in the air to chase off bears. When I’ve lost my way, I’ve fired the universal three-burst distress signal, and I once warned off a threatening male who showed up uninvited at my cabin door in the middle of the night, miles away from police protection. But most important is the mindset of a woman who knows she can protect herself and her family, thanks to owning a gun and knowing how to use it. A confident attitude is everything, and not only when a direct threat requires an instant, skilled response. Projecting confidence can keep potential threats at bay. Rapists in prison, the subject of myriad studies, state that when they search for victims, they choose a woman who is not paying attention, the easy mark who walks without confidence. I think also of the women on the streets texting or jabbering away on their cellphones, oblivious to their surroundings. I think of the statistic that 80 percent of sexual assaults are against women under 30. I walk an independent line—staunchly pro-life in the way the words intend. It’s my body and it’s my decision how to live, whether the question is birth control, pregnancy or self-defense, a baby bottle or morning-after pill in one hand, and a gun in the other. Christina Nealson is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org ). She presently travels the back roads of the West from Taos, New Mexico; her latest book is Drive Me Wild: A Western Odyssey.

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - When Marquis Diggs, 29, appeared at family court in Hudson County, N.J., with his mother, who was there to drop a restraining order against her son, officials learned that Diggs had several outstanding warrants and arrested him. Deputies who searched him found 32 bags of suspected marijuana in his jacket pocket. (Jersey City’s The Jersey Journal) Sheriff’s deputies who arrested a mother and daughter suspected of shoplifting in Oconee County, Ga., said the mother told them the daughter couldn’t be arrested because she was only 16. When asked for her date of birth, the daughter stated “02/01/1992.” Informed that would make her 20, she corrected herself: “02/01/1994.” When the arresting deputy explained she’d be an 18-year-old, “she again appeared to be counting in her head,” the deputy reported, “and when she could not come up with an answer, she and [the mother] started crying uncontrollably and would no longer answer my questions.” During subsequent interrogation, the mother disclosed further inconsistencies. When the deputy told the daughter she’d be booked as Jane Doe, she finally identified herself as Lavera Hammond-Jackson, 17. (Georgia’s Oconee Patch)

POPULARITY CONTESTS - Sophie Laboissonniere, 21, pleaded guilty to rioting after the Vancouver Canucks lost the National Hockey League finals in June 2011. Shortly before the rioting, Laboissonniere, who was one of the first suspects charged, took part in a Vancouver beauty pageant and was named Miss Congeniality. (Associated Press) Americans prefer root canals, colonoscopies, France and NFL replacement refs to Congress, according to a Public Policy Polling survey that showed only 9 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Congress. Eighty-five percent held an unfavorable view. “We all know Congress is unpopular,” PPP president Dean Debnam said. “But the fact that voters like it even less than cockroaches, lice and Genghis Khan really shows how far its esteem has fallen with the American public.” Despite its poor showing, Congress outranked North Korea, the Kardashian family and former Sen. John Edwards. (The Washington Times)

WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED - New York City police accused Dominick Anderson, 27, of brutally beating his grandmother and sister with an artificial elephant tusk. He then used the 18-inch tusk to strike one of the six officers he injured while they tried to arrest him. Police said Anderson attacked the women because he believed they put him under a voodoo spell. (New York’s Daily News) BREAK-OUT BREAK-THROUGH - Officials in Fulton County, Ga., voted to replace more than 1,300 locks in the county jail that have been broken for more than a decade. During that time, county officials and three different sheriffs’ administrations warned repeatedly that inmates can easily open doors, even those in maximum security, using soap, toilet paper, pieces of cloth or cardboard. They then roam about the jail freely, often attacking other inmates. Although the measure to install new locks passed, 5-2, several commissioners argued the faulty locks wouldn’t be a problem if deputies supervised inmates better. Chief Jailer Mark Adger said the new locks would cost more than $5 million and take about four months to install. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution) PROFITABLE FLAWS - The latest women’s body-image worry is wobbly arms, also known, according to a newspaper caption of a photo of Madonna, as “bingo wings.” British retailers Marks & Spencer, Asda and Charnos, and U.S. companies Ch’Arms and Spanx are already addressing the condition by offering arm corsets, specialized control sleeves costing between $30 and $175 that are designed specifically to hold flabby arm skin tighter. (Britain’s The Observer) Middle Eastern men are turning to mustache transplants to assert their masculinity. Plastic surgeons use a technique called follicular unit extraction, where groups of hair are moved from areas of dense growth to the upper lips, to thicken mustaches. Performed under local anesthetic, the procedure costs about $7,000, according to Paris-based surgeon Pierre Bouhanna. (CNN)

HOMELAND INSECURITY - The Homeland Security Department paid $98,000 for an underwater robot in Columbus, Ohio, which has no major rivers and few lakes nearby, according to a congressional report by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that highlights wasteful spending on alleged counterterrorism. The report notes that some cities and towns have created implausible attack scenarios to win federal grants. For instance, Peoria, Ariz., spent $90,000 to install cameras and car-bomb barriers at the spring training field shared by baseball’s San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, and officials in Clovis, Calif., deployed the police department’s $200,000 armored personnel carrier to patrol an annual Easter egg hunt. At the low end of the scale, Seguin, Texas, used a $21 federal grant to buy a fish tank. (Associated Press) DRINKING-CLASS HERO - Southwest Airlines settled a class-action lawsuit filed by Chicago attorney Adam Levitt, who objected to the airline’s decision to stop honoring drink vouchers it gave to passengers who bought premium-priced “Business Select” tickets. The vouchers, worth $5 each, carried no expiration date until the airline voided them when it began issuing new vouchers good only the same day. The settlement, which entitles eligible fliers to new drink vouchers, estimates the number of eligible $5 vouchers at 5.8 million, making it worth $29 million. (Chicago Tribune)

DUMB AND DUMBER - Two Idaho men who spent the day blowing things up decided to start a fire and use some of their leftover exploding material as an accelerant. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said that when one of the men came close to the fire holding the materials in a bag, they exploded, injuring the man’s hand and the other man’s lower body. (Spokane’s KREM-TV) LOVE IS BLIND - Victor Cingolani, who is serving 13 years in an Argentine prison for the murder of Johana Casas, announced plans to marry the victim’s twin sister, Edith Casas, 22. Cingolani denied killing Johana, a model with whom he had a relationship, and said his relationship with her was “casual” but that he is genuinely “in love” with Edith. She maintains that Cingolani was unjustly convicted, but the twins’ mother, Marcelina del Carmen Orellana, declared her daughter is “psychologically ill.” (BBC News)

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he first thing visitors notice when driving through the iron gate of the 972-acre Circle H Ranch just west of Missoula is an emptiness. Large earth-toned homes rise up from the rolling hillside, but after the first few “clusters,” the roads turn empty and abruptly end. Circle H developers originally planned 76 upscale homes here at the portion of the development called “the Ranch,” a gated enclave that lies two miles from Lolo National Forest. Only 24 were built. Those homes sold for upwards of $750,000 at the real estate market’s peak. Today, they are valued at roughly $300,000. To the south of “the Ranch,” back toward Interstate 90 along Butler Creek Road, an open gravel pit sits where developers said nearly 20 years ago that they would build an equestrian center. The stables never came. Farther south, inside Circle H’s proposed “West Pointe” subdivision on Macarthur Drive, there’s more empty space where homes were supposed to be built. The

hillside is exposed not far from a downslope home; a retaining wall was never constructed, leaving the adjacent house vulnerable to soil erosion. Signs advertising lots and homes for sale dot the snowy ground. Cal Pickens stands inside the living room of a house on Macarthur Drive and, gesturing at the panoramic view, talks up the development like he has so many times before. “On a clear day, you can see to Idaho,” he says. The Circle H Ranch owns this home. Pickens, a 58-year-old attorney based out of New Mexico, uses it as his Missoula office. Over the years, he’s acted as a real estate pitchman and an advisor for the Circle H developers, primarily the New Jerseybased Circle H managing partner, Howard F. “Buddy” Seale. “My relationship really is an armslength advisor to him,” Pickens explains. On this chilly afternoon before Christmas, Pickens wears a light purple shirt with suspenders and a flower print tie. His mus-

tache is tidy and his white hair combed back. Pickens, who says he owns property in several states and one foreign country, offers a primer on the interpersonal dynamics among the Circle H stakeholders before launching into the nitty gritty of the development’s financial problems. “You’re not going to make friends being involved in this,” he says. “It’s so polarized that everybody thinks there’s a side—there is one side, and there is no other side.” It’s natural that there would be strong feelings. Circle H homeowners and investors have lost a significant amount of money and equity on the development. Pickens, for one, says he has cash in the project, though he won’t disclose how much, aside from saying that it’s “quite a bit.” He’s just one of many. The story of the Circle H involves a convoluted paper trail that includes multiple lawsuits against developers, one felony theft prosecution, thousands of dollars in back taxes owed to Missoula County and an alleged securi-

ties fraud of historic proportions. All of that has culminated with Wells Fargo now moving to foreclose on the Circle H. The bank says the development defaulted on a $5.7 million loan in 2009. With fees and interest, the Circle H owes more than $9.5 million. If the partners don’t come up with the cash, Wells Fargo says in its foreclosure filings that it wants the property sold at auction. There’s more to the story of the Circle H than just unsavory financial dealings, however. The embattled development reveals a cast of characters chasing big dreams that have now been tainted by broken promises. “It’s too bad,” says Circle H investor Ralph Swinburne, “because it could have been the greatest story in western Montana.”

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in Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. His goal when he reached Big Sky Country was to build a ranch where he could raise Appaloosa horses. Originally from Nebraska, Raser stood a lean 6 feet 1 inch tall and, with his high cheekbones, cut a handsome figure. His grandson, Jay Raser, says that people were naturally drawn to him. “He had a twinkle in his eye,” Jay says. Charisma is a good quality in an auction house owner. Such men acted as the investment bankers of the day, charged with handling what was at the time many a Montanan’s most important investment—livestock. Howard Raser first settled in Bozeman before making his way in the 1940s to Missoula, where he bought the Missoula Livestock Auction Company. He ran cattle across multiple county lines and, over the years, grew a livestock empire. Part of that empire included a sprawling property west of Missoula blanketed with lupine, camas and bunch grasses. Raser saw it as the perfect place to fulfill his dream of continuing the Appaloosa horse bloodline. But a stroke in the mid1970s made it harder for him to raise the horses he loved and tend to his businesses. After Howard Raser’s death in 1984, the ranch went to his three grandchildren. When the family opted to sell eight years later, Jay Raser, who is an architect and had served for several years on the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board, helped oversee the transaction.

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Howard Raser, who raised Appaloosa horses on what’s now called the Circle H Ranch, holds his grandson Jay Raser.

“One of the first people that wasn’t local, but out of state, that was interested in this property was this group out of New Jersey,” Jay Raser recalls. Howard Raser’s grandchildren agreed to sell the land for $1.25 million to the four New Jersey partners: Howard “Buddy” Seale, Howard Seale Jr., Jeff Howard and Regina Hague. They named their new property the “Circle H” because all of the partners had Hs in their names. Raser remembers the summer after closing the deal when Howard Seale Sr. and his partners came to Missoula and walked the rolling property together. “They asked me what my ideas were,” Raser says. “I explained to them how I thought the property should be developed.” First and foremost, Raser wanted to minimize the development’s impact on the natural environment. He talked about “smart growth” before it became an industry buzzword. The partners hired Raser to be the Circle H project manager. In slick mailers, the Circle H billed the project as “Missoula’s first and only ‘Ranch Preservation Residence.’” To lure wealthy out-of-state residents, the brochures painted a picture of wild yet tranquil beauty. The literature compared the scenery of the Circle H and its surroundings with images from iconic films such as A River Runs Through It, The Horse Whisperer and Lonesome Dove. New homeowners would be awarded a maroon bag that prominently featured

the development’s logo and was filled with a Circle H polo shirt, a cap and a copy of the subdivision’s 23 pages of covenants that govern everything from where mailboxes may be placed (clustered rather than dispersed) to how clotheslines could be hung. Raser advocated for clustering the new homes, better to preserve native grasses and wildlife habitat. Owners granted a conservation easement to Five Valleys Land Trust to protect the North Hills elk herd, which uses the Circle H as a winter calving range. Whitetail deer, fox, coyotes, black bears, bluebirds, meadowlarks, hawks, great horned owls and ducks also roam the Circle H. Since the whole idea was to create the feel of a ranch, Raser arranged to continue a longstanding lease agreement with neighboring rancher Paul Hanson, who for years had run his cattle on the property. Potential Circle H residents were wooed with promotional materials that said, “Expect cattle will be freely grazing on the ranch in the late spring to early summer months.” As for the horse stables, they would be scattered across a 90-acre lot. Residents would be allowed to board up to two horses. Even the animals would live the good life; their stalls were to be attached to partially covered outdoor corrals. “It was upscale,” Raser says. Elected officials and conservationists lauded the plan. Former County Commissioner Barbara Evans proclaimed in a 1994 Missoulian article, “I’ve been here since Noah came over on the ark. But I have never seen a finer subdivision before us.” Raser says he devoted a significant amount of time and money to the project because he’d witnessed too many poorly planned developments fail. In 2000, when the first Circle H residents moved in, he wanted to ensure that they, along with his friends, neighbors and family, could be proud of what Raser had helped create. “I didn’t want them—or my family— to be embarrassed with what happened,” he says.

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An original plan for phase one of the Circle H Ranch.

alking on the phone from his automotive service shop in Summit, N.J., 71-year-old Howard “Buddy” Seale remembers how he fell in love with Montana. It happened while he and friends came west to hunt mule deer, antelope and pheasant. “We began to absorb the fabric of Missoula and it was a very pleasant thing,” Seale says. In addition to the natural beauty, Seale was particularly drawn to western Montana’s laidback culture. With the Circle H, he aimed to embody “the whole idea of the romantic west…Everybody wanted to be a part of something that was very beautiful.” The idyllic vision started falling apart, Seale says, when too many of his former associates tried to eke out hidden financial gain.

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“We get kicked in the teeth one time after another,” Seale says. “On a personal level, it’s been disappointing dealing with people out there.” Seale admits it was hard for him to keep an eye on things from New Jersey. What was he supposed to do, he wonders now, abandon the automotive business that had financially sustained him for so many years? It was especially painful, Seale says, to learn that Jay Raser stole from Circle H. In 2007, Missoula County prosecuted Raser for stealing thousands of dollars from the project. According to Missoula County District Court records, Raser admitted to taking gravel from the property’s pit and selling it to local contractors on three different occasions. Those transactions were valued at $18,766. Prosecutors also alleged that Raser kept a $28,000 rebate check from Northwestern Energy that was meant to go into company coffers. Once Northwestern Energy found out that Raser cashed the check, it threatened legal action against Raser, court documents say. Raser repaid the money. In September 2008, Raser entered what’s called an “Alford plea” to felony theft charges. Such a plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgement that the state has enough evidence to secure a prosecution. Raser received a two-year deferred sentence. The judge also ordered he stay away from the Circle H.

ment of $10,000 just after negotiating the deal, court documents say. But no other payments were made. Months after filing the lawsuit in 2004, Jeff Howard and Circle H settled the case. Seale and the Circle H were also accused of not living up to financial commitments in 2006, when James Cozzetto, an Oregon builder who owned a company called Blue Skies Development, also filed suit. Cozzetto alleged that Seale and Circle H violated contractual obligations. According to the lawsuit, Cozzetto loaned $500,000 to the project in 2002 and helped secure $3 million in outside financing from Sterling Savings Bank. Cozzetto, like other investors, alleged in his lawsuit that he hadn’t been repaid money owed by Seale. According to a lawsuit filed in Missoula County, “Eventually Circle H stopped paying its vendors, including Sterling, and Cozzetto and/or Blue Skies were forced to begin to make payments on behalf of Circle H...” The court ordered Seale and the Circle H pay Cozzetto $95,000 and awarded him two Circle H lots. There have been at least four other civil lawsuits filed against the Circle H since 1999. Ralph Swinburne, who invested $100,000 in the Circle H, was among the men from New Jersey who joined Seale on

Cal Pickens serves as an adviser to the Circle H Ranch.

tight schedule, drove him directly to the Circle H. “Barney was a fast and loose person,” Seale says. Ng, his brother, their father, and a fourth partner, attorney Bruce Horwitz, operated several enterprises, including B-4 Partners and Bar K Inc., that specialized in investments and mortgage lending. Barney Ng presided over the group’s lending business. Desperate for cash, Circle H saw Ng as a savior for the develop-

agreement on a yellow legal pad at Seale’s living room table. To say the terms were flexible would be an understatement. According to the mortgage note crafted by the Californiabased lender, monthly payment installments on the $5.7 million loan would cover interest only, “from time to time.” At 12 percent interest, payment in full was due within 60 months. The mortgage agreement conceded that the liberal loan terms left it unlikely that Circle H would be able to pay within the allotted time. Ac-

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itting at Bernice’s Bakery in Missoula on an early January morning, Jay Raser can’t hide his anger. Although he’s years removed from his official work as project manager, he’s still upset about what happened to his grandfather’s land. He says Circle H’s problem is not opportunists in Missoula, but Seale and his partners. Raser calls them “extremely greedy people” who wanted to “wring every nickel out of the project.” Raser denies taking the Northwestern Energy check. As to the other allegations, he says that the partners owed him money that he had personally fronted to keep the project going. The gravel pit sales helped him recoup those losses. If anything, Raser says it was his ideas that stood to make Seale and other investors tens of millions of dollars. “It seemed that these partners wanted to use me as the local yokel to get this done,” he says. In the Raser and Seale feud, it can be tough to glean the truth. It is clear, however, that Seale and Circle H had been accused of running out on the tab prior to Raser’s prosecution. In May 2004, former Circle H partner Jeff Howard alleged that Circle H did not abide by a severance contract crafted seven years prior. According to the lawsuit, Seale, his son and the third partner, Regina Hague, agreed in 1997 to buy Jeff Howard out of the partnership for $150,000. Circle H paid the first install-

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being involved in this. It’s so polarized that everybody thinks there’s a side— there is one side, and there is no other side.” —Cal Pickens, an adviser to the Circle H Ranch

hunting trips to Montana. It was hard not to fall for the area, Swinburne says. He still has an “I love Montana” sticker on his car. Swinburne had hoped to own a lot at the Circle H one day, but he admits it doesn’t look like that will happen now. He also doesn’t expect to get his money back. “It just didn’t have the right people at the helm,” he says.

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ment. Seale and Cozzetto had entered into an agreement to build the West Pointe portion of the property, but the deal went bad and Cozzetto’s lawsuit put Seale in a tough spot. At the time, Seale says, it seemed like Ng could be trusted. Hindsight, however, provides a different perspective. “I think that you may have considered him a predator,” Seale says. “We got trapped at absolutely the worst time.” During his visit to Missoula, Ng appeared to be exactly what the Circle H partners needed. Seale found him to be detail oriented and encouraging. He sketched the terms of a new mortgage

cording to the mortgage, “The payments required under this note are not sufficient in amount to reduce the principal to zero on the maturity date, therefore there will be a balloon payment equal to the unpaid principal plus all accrued and unpaid interest and other charges.” Seale says that he could have made it work. “It sounds worse than what it is, I guess,” he says. “Nobody anticipated what happened to the country… At the time, I didn’t see the real threat.” There was a threat brewing in California. As Seale signed off on the mortgage, the Ng family was under scrutiny.

In 2002, RE Loans began raising money to finance mortgages through private investments. Concerns about the legality of the company’s investment protocol in 2007 prompted it to stop soliciting investments. Legal issues left RE Loans with limited cash flow. In July 2007, the company took out a $50 million line of credit from Wells Fargo Foothill, now called Wells Fargo Capital Finance. According to a civil suit filed in Alameda County’s California Superior Court, RE Loans used its entire mortgage portfolio and other assets, valued at more than $700 million, as collateral. According to court documents, Barney Ng received $2 million of the line of credit as a finder’s fee for securing the Wells Fargo Loan. Within months of taking out the line of credit, RE Loans defaulted. Wells Fargo inherited the company’s long list of bad mortgages. It was valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. According to court documents, nearly all of the properties with outstanding balances owed to RE Loans in 2008 defaulted. Among them was the historic Olympia Brewery in Tumwater, Wash., and the Canyon Club, also known as the Snake River Sporting Club, near Jackson, Wyo., which defaulted on a $61 million loan. The civil suit in California, Gordon Noble et al v Greenberg Traurig et al, was filed on behalf of 1,400 RE Loans investors and 600 people who placed money in another Ng family entity called Mortgage Fund 08. The class action plaintiffs allege that RE Loans engaged in a “Ponzi scheme” to hide its money problems from investors. The lawsuit also claims that attorneys hired by the company and Wells Fargo “aided and abetted, encouraged, and rendered substantial assistance,” further enabling RE Loans to breach its fiduciary duties. ABC affiliate KGO TV in San Francisco reports that the RE Loans case could constitute the biggest securities fraud in the state’s history. The civil suit was put on hold as RE Loans and its former managers wade through bankruptcy proceedings. Missoula County District Court records show that Circle H’s mortgage was assigned to Wells Fargo in 2008.

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ohn Hubbard always loved horses. The idea of roaming the hills west of Missoula on horseback after retirement sounded nearly too good to be true. “That was a real attractive thing for my wife and I,” he says. Seven years ago, they sold their University District home and moved into the 5,200-square-foot “green” home at the Circle H that Hubbard, a contractor, helped design and build. “I thought I was building an investment up on that hill that would return to me at some point,” he says. It hasn’t turned out that way. Hubbard says at the real estate market’s peak five years ago, his home appraised for $1.6

million. Recently, he had a friend who works in real estate estimate the value of his home. “They came back with a certified market analyses that came in around $650,000,” Hubbard says. Hubbard understands that a variety of forces have contributed to the declining value of his home, not the least among them a fluctuating real estate market. But he can’t help but see the Circle H’s development woes as partially responsible. “The big problem is we live basically on an incomplete development,” Hubbard says. Hubbard is friendly with Jay Raser. As with Raser, Hubbard blames Seale for the development’s problems. Circle H Landowners Association President Dallas Neil strikes a more conciliatory tone when discussing the project. “We know it’s been tough times for developers in general,” Neil says. Neil played professional football for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. He now owns Reserve Street’s Lifestyle Fitness and lives at the Circle H. He says it would be nice if Seale paid his landowners dues—the landowners association has filed a lien against Seale’s property for failing to do so. Neil also says that Circle H residents are not happy about the gravel pit. “If you want to talk about where homeowners are pissed, look at the gravel pit,” he says. “We have contacted everybody we can to get that removed.” Ultimately, however, Neil says that the Circle H Homeowners Association is con-

tinuing to work with Five Valleys Land Trust to be a good steward of the land. “We have been able to manage the property well,” he says.

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nside the West Pointe subdivision, just past the home that Cal Pickens uses as an office, the road ends abruptly. Both Macarthur Drive and the roads up by “the Ranch” feel incomplete, with pavement leading to empty lots and open land. In 2001, the county approved 240 units for West Pointe. Seale estimates that 22 have been built. It’s hard to say who’s been hurt the most by the Circle H’s downfall. There are the homeowners who were promised amenities that never came to be and must hope that they recoup some value in their property. There’s also Missoula County, which has a stake in the development’s dealings. Circle H is currently delinquent on more than $23,000 in back property taxes. As for Raser, he says he’s trying to move on. Today, he’s 64 and a self-employed architect in Missoula. During one interview with the Independent, he expressed unease at the prospect of having the theft charges aired publicly. He completed a deferred prosecution agreement in 2010 and the case was dismissed. He’s got a good reputation in this town, he says. He’s not a criminal. Plus, he lost money just like many others, including his original $50,000 investment.

Seale estimates that the Circle H Partners are out roughly $3 million thus far. All of the money generated by the project, Seale says, went back into the development. He makes a point to emphasize that the lawsuits and allegations from people like Raser don’t reflect the broader reality—the fact that the Circle H has pumped a significant amount of money into the Missoula economy. With a little help, he says it could again. “We’re still hoping we’ll persevere,” Seale says.

Over the years, Seale has accumulated 10 filing cabinets full of Circle H plans, diagrams and charts. The project, along with the myriad personal and legal skirmishes, has consumed a significant part of his life. “It’s such an upsetting thing,” he says. “You stand to lose a lot of your money, a lot of your dreams. You get so pressured that your head starts to spin.” Aiming to protect the remaining Circle H partners from bill collectors, Seale initiated bankruptcy proceedings in May

2012. Months later, he aborted the bankruptcy because he still wants to salvage the project. He’s currently trying to negotiate with Wells Fargo to avoid foreclosure. Ideally, Seale wants to bring in outside investors so that the Circle H may one day become something close to what he originally envisioned. “The story’s not over,” he says. “I haven’t given up on the dream of Circle H.” jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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String sleaze Portland Cello Project captures the hipster charm of Beck’s Song Reader by Dan Brooks

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ere’s a fun fact: between the release of Beck’s Midnight Vultures in 1999 and Modern Guilt in 2008, revenue from U.S. music sales and licensing dropped from $14.6 billion a year to about $7 billion. That was probably not Beck’s fault. The invention of MP3 encoding and tandem growth of broadband internet made recorded music free for a lot of people, and therein lay the demise of the American music industry. Whether that is a good thing depends on whom you ask. Those of us who came of age in the 1990s knew that the music industry was evil. They wanted to make your music and your tastes for you, and they wanted to do it wrong. If you cared about music, the only reliable way to avoid the corruptions of the industry was to Do It Yourself. Ironically, the industry was once based entirely on Doing It Yourself. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Tin Pan Alley raked in millions by publishing sheet

music. People played it in their homes, often on the cheap upright pianos that gave Tin Pan Alley its name. Then the phonograph came along and, as the mammal devoured the dinosaur, recorded music devoured the sheet music industry. Then the computer devoured records, which brings us to where we are today. In this strange epoch, it is fitting that Beck—whose “Loser” touched off a major-label bidding war when it debuted on KCRW Santa Monica in 1993—has released his latest collection of songs not as a recording at all, but as a collection of sheet music called The Beck Hansen Song Reader. Anyone can buy the Song Reader and play it, provided they know several skilled multi-instrumental musicians. One such group is the Portland Cello Project, which has released a recording of all 20 Song Reader tracks that is simultaneously the most modern and the most old-timey album I have heard all year. As a project, it is contemporary in the extreme. Be-

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sides the obvious novelty of its form, it features several counterfamous notables of the Portland indie scene, lending it the atmosphere of a hipster salon. The Song Reader is published by McSweeney’s, and the combination of that journal, Portland and cellos threatens to create a critical mass of critical darlings. Yet Portland Cello Project Plays Beck Hansen’s Song Reader remains admirably grounded. Part of that is the songs themselves, whose often old-fashioned structures reflect the sheet music era. Many of them also feature the sweeping downbeat chord changes of Beck disco-sleaze, however, and that device turns out to be uniquely suited to an ensemble of cellos. With the addition of contemporary rock bass and drumming, PCP manages to shift between the hoary and the modern in a way that makes both kinds of song sound completely natural. Unavoidably, some of it descends into kitsch. “We All Wear Cloaks” is the kind of jug-blowing groaner that

one might fear encountering in a folder of sheet music written by a 42-year-old Scientologist. For the most part, though, PCP plays it straight, and the songs live up to their scrupulous attention. Among the 20 tracks are deft soul ballads that become haunting in their understated performance, taking on the loud-played-quiet urgency of early Belle and Sebastian. Others have the familiar glitz of Beck’s middle career, and the ensemble renders them with a loose confidence that evokes Curtis Mayfield. PCP makes The Beck Hansen Song Reader a trove of small gestures done right, and it marks a satisfying beginning for a project that was designed to be repeated. The Portland Cello Project plays the Missoula Winery Mon., Jan 28, at 8 PM with openers the Alialujah Choir. Sold out. arts@missoulanews.com

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Heavy hitter Excision carves his own dubstep niche Dubstep seems ubiquitous these days, so I can understand if you’re over it. Yes, most of it does sound the same, and copycats are a dime a dozen. Thankfully though, the genre still has its share of innovative torchbearers, and British Columbia’s Excision is one of them. He is, in fact, one of a handful of producers to pioneer a newer style of rowdy, party-’til-dawn dubstep that takes more influence from the aggressive, chugging riffs of heavy metal than the stoned-out vibes of Jamaican dub music. A tune like “Execute,� from the 2011 X Rated, punishes listeners (in a good way) with metallic bass lines that morph every few bars and sound like aliens engaged in some sort of twisted blood orgy. A punchy breakbeat aimed for dancefloor devastation makes fans want to shake their bodies like possessed Pentecostal snake handlers. Electro house tunes “Swerve� and “Ohhh Nooo� evoke a maniacal dance-off between humanoids and androids. Excision is all about sonic intensity, and his gig this week ought to prove it. He’s reportedly bringing a 100,000-watt sound system, which is also equipped with

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Haunted Maze: EP: One and Two Nobody likes a tease—or so they say. But being teased dilates pupils, opens sweat glands and leaves you wanting more. Haunted Maze’s six-song debut EP is an anti-cathartic tease, gosh bless it. The project is the brainchild of Dead Hipster DJ and Black National Recording ace Chris Baumann. Shahs’ Colin Johnson rocks the drums and Sick Kids XOXO’s Hoyt Smith joins in on guitar. The opener, “The Debts,� kicks off with Baumann’s moody synth work and winding layers of jangling guitars. The repetitive vocal line and click-clack of Johnson’s driving drums marks this as more than some crybaby shoegazery; instead, the track bears

weight and has a certain air of defiance about it. This may seem like an odd time to mention Golden Earring (when is it an appropriate time to do that?), but throughout the album, I found myself thinking of some of the trippier parts of Golden Earring tracks, but maybe with a pinch of Joy Division and some of the spunk from INXS’ Shabooh Shoobah. Like a man given half a plate, I look forward to ingesting more of Baumann’s tuneage in the near future. (Jason McMackin) Haunted Maze plays a CD release show at the Palace Fri., Jan. 25, at 9 PM with Shahs, Boys and DJ/MG. Free.

Widowspeak: Almanac I want to listen to Widowspeak’s second album, Almanac, while driving south down the Washington coast. I imagine it’s after midnight, I’m with my girlfriend, and we don’t really care how far we go. It makes sense that the Brooklyn duo originally hails from that neck of the woods. Almanac is awash in guitar fuzz. Tracks like “Dyed in the Wool� have a sexed-up, West Coast-circa-1995 vibe, but like they took Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors and filtered it through the operatic distortion of My Bloody Valentine. “We live until we’re long in the teeth / think of

me / how I used to be / we could never / stay forever,� singer Molly Hamilton mourns on the beach rock bummer, “Ballad of a Golden Hour.� Her voice mirrors the low croon and furtive repose of Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. The best part of Almanac is when it comes to a slow burn conclusion with the dirge “Storm King.� The song expands the reverb floor and fills it with atonal violins and Hamilton’s coo until there’s nothing left but the whisper of crickets and coyote yelps. This is music to escape to. (Nate Hegyi)

What Made Milwaukee Famous: You Can’t Fall off the Floor Before I clicked to watch What Made Milwaukee Famous’ video for “Gone and Done Now,� I had high hopes, based on the goofy name and the screenshot of a mustachioed dude in aviator shades, that this band would be some kind of overblown Queen-style throwback group like Cincinnati’s Foxy Shazam. Milwaukee is no Foxy Shazam, but “Gone and Done Now� is a fun, jangly song with a silly video. There’s no trace of that humor in the press kit for this Austin indie band, which courts Pitchfork, talking about its “lush instrumentation� and tour dates with Black Keys and Snow Patrol.

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Mike Medberry was an environmentalist and writer in early April 2000 when he suffered a stroke in the middle of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument, the bizarre and twisted landscape he was fighting to preserve. The stroke paralyzed half his body and killed a section of his brain. Almost 13 years later, he’s still an environmentalist and writer—though now, a much different one. On the Dark Side of the Moon: A Journey Toward Recovery, published last November by Caxton Press, is Medberry’s meditation about the blood clot that nearly killed him, the arduous process of relearning just about everything he had accumulated over his 44 years and how the place that almost swallowed him became a monument to both the damage in his head and the long battle to overcome it. Indy: You write about the year immediately following your stroke with what is, at times, remarkable detail. How did you do that, given the damage to Mike Medberry hiking your brain? years after his stroke. Medberry: I carried a journal with me everywhere, and even though much of the writing was unintelligible I was able to piece scenes and dialogue out of it. It damn near makes me cry to look at some of those entries now.

incredible areas in Craters, grassland savannas surrounded completely by black lava. We were hiking back from one of those places, called Laidlaw Park, when it happened. Indy: During your recovery, and now in your book, the unusual topography of Craters has become a defining metaphor. Medberry: You know, Craters wasn’t my favorite place in the world, but it was very cool. And then after the stroke I began to see the harsh black lava as the parts of my brain that had been destroyed. And Laidlaw Park I saw as the healthy, surviving part of my brain. When I spent time there after the stroke, I started noticing a lot of things I really hadn’t before, like snakes and all the different kinds of flowers there. And that gave me hope about my own recovery, and the recovery of the land.

Indy: In the book, mixed in with all the ternear McCall, Idaho, 11 ror and frustration, you mention a sense of wonder during the relearning process. Medberry: There’s a certain joy to learning, and with everything I had to learn again, there were definitely moments of wonder. I remember being in the car driving back to Boise from the hospital, and I had a revelation. I saw these big metal wheels and pipes, and water shootIndy: Your physical recovery was remarkable, but ing out of them. I wondered where the water came from. your mental recovery has been another story. How bad Shortly after that we crossed a bridge over the Snake was the damage to your brain? River and I knew the water came from the river someMedberry: Huge parts of my memory and cogni- how. It was a profound revelation at the time. tion were totally wiped out. In the hospital, one of the therapists gave me a comb, and even though I recogIndy: Has anything good come from all this? nized it at some level I had no idea what to do with it. Medberry: What I gained most from the stroke I took a guess and moved it back and forth across my was a sense of perspective. I have an understanding teeth. Then she gave me an actual toothbrush, and I now that I didn’t have then. Our human lives are only had no idea what to do with that. one perspective, and I don’t know what the rest of life is. I’ve gained a bit of humility. And the book—it’s probIndy: But you were aware enough to experience ably the best thing I’ve ever written. The best thing I’ll an identity crisis. ever write. Medberry: I was well aware of my limitations, especially in communicating. My inability to find words Indy: Sounds like in some way you’re thankful and put them together in a sentence was terrifying. As for the stroke. If you could go back and stop it from a writer, this is what you do. When you can neither happening, would you? speak nor write, what are you? Medberry: Oh, god yes. Absolutely. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. Indy: What brought you to Craters of the Moon Mike Medberry reads from his book, On the that day? Dark Side of the Moon, at Fact & Fiction Wed., Jan. Medberry: I was out with a couple of colleagues, 30, at 7 PM. Free. scouting an area in advance of a visit from Bruce Babbitt, the Interior Secretary at the time. There are these arts@missoulanews.com

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mired most about that film was the warmth, closeness and manipulation that can exist in a close-knit family of adults, and that same dynamic is working here. At home are Pat’s father (Robert DeNiro), who has a singular devotion to the Philadelphia Eagles and some mental/rage issues of his own. His mother ( Jackie Weaver) makes crab cakes on game day and stoically takes care of all the unstable men in her life. So many romantic comedies star beautiful women who are made to behave as though they aren’t beauti-

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title). He works out fanatically with a trash bag on. He believes his estranged wife wants a fit, non-violent man, and if he just thinks positive and does enough pushups, he’ll be able to win her back. And then we have Tiffany ( Jennifer Lawrence), who meets Pat at a dinner party. She’s a recent widow who, like Pat, is not wired quite right. Ordinarily I’d be rolling my eyes at this point. Of course Pat and Tiffany are made for each other, and now here I am, trapped in the theater, doomed to watch attractive, clueless people make one dumb mistake after another until it all turns around and they end up together. It should be that way, but it isn’t. Watching Pat and Tiffany interact is delightful and surprising. They both think the other person is nuts. Tiffany tells him, “You’ve said more inappropriate things than appropriate things.” It’s a case of two black kettles and no pots. People have criticized the film for being somehow inaccurate or exploitative in its depiction of bipolar disorder, but that’s wrong. Mental illness isn’t one thing. It expresses itself differently in each person. Pat’s manic, unmedicated optimism reminds me a little of Charlie Sheen during his “winning” phase. Tiffany’s histrionic outbursts are at once plausible and heartbreaking. Silver Linings Playbook was directed by David O. Russell, the man behind 2010’s The Fighter. What I ad-

ful. The story makes them klutzes or “nerdy” to show us how real they are, and we’ve been conditioned to accept this as one of those movie conceits, like phone numbers that begin with 555. Not the case here. Tiffany is aware of her sexuality, is empowered and entangled by it. Her body is a gift that she exploits, and sometimes that gets her into trouble. It’s still a romantic comedy plot, so never mind how, but in the end, the fate of the characters hinge on the results of a football game and a dance contest. We watch Pat and Tiffany practice an absurd dance routine (Remember Girls Just Want to Have Fun with Sarah Jessica Parker? It’s just like that.) It’s a seduction, plain and simple, and everyone seems to know this but Pat. I’m only just scratching the surface. I haven’t had space to mention some of the minor characters, every one of them pitch perfect. (Look out for Chris Tucker as the hair-obsessed mental patient and Julia Stiles as an uptight but well-meaning housewife.) This is a movie of great intelligence and wit, with flawed but ultimately heartfelt characters. Believe the hype. Silver Linings Playbook continues at the Carmike 12. arts@missoulanews.com

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Super natural Why you shouldn’t be scared of Mama by Erika Fredrickson

Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, The Orphan and The Ring are just a handful of films that indulge in the evil children trope. We Need to Talk About Kevin—one I have yet to see—might be an even more horrific example of that sub-genre, only because Kevin’s evilness is more plausible than a child literally possessed by the devil. Either way, let’s not recommend any of these films to pregnant women. Mama, a film produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), is a little bit different. Perhaps soon-

boyfriend, the girls’ uncle, is quickly sidelined early on in the movie—put in the hospital by a near-death encounter with “Mama.” The rest of the film becomes a battle of wills between two unlikely mothers, Chastain and the evil spirit. I don’t know if you’d call it a feminist streak, but Del Toro’s maternal characters and daughter protagonists, whether their fates end in some grim sacrifice or glorious triumph, are always tougher than a two-dollar steak and ballsier than their male counterparts.

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to-be parents should avoid it, but there are lessons to be learned in this one. Mama is less about evil children and more about evil parents, in particular a sinister ghost mother who has a penchant for slithering through different dimensions via black cracks in the walls. Two children encounter her in a cabin in the woods after escaping a car wreck. A few years later, the children are discovered by a search party. By this time they’ve apparently been raised by “Mama” on cherries and moths, and they scramble around on all fours in that unnatural herky-jerky way you see in stop-motion scenes made popular in Japanese horror flicks. Of course this means that it’s a long road to recovery for the children once they’re found. Their uncle, played by the hunksome Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”), and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain) try to normalize the girls, but how far can you get in therapy when a jealous ghoulish mother keeps loitering in the closet? Del Toro loves his maternal figures. In Pan’s Labyrinth, Carmen, a mother protects her protagonist daughter, Ofelia, against a cruel stepfather. In The Orphanage, which he produced, a woman ends up caring for ghost children at a macabre orphanage. In Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Katie Holmes plays the girlfriend to a man whose daughter is plagued by scary fairies (similar to the girl in Pan’s Labyrinth). Holmes’ character starts out reluctant and eventually becomes the girl’s protectorate—with extreme consequences. Chastain in Mama is also a reluctant girlfriend. She’s a young-at-heart rocker chick who isn’t even sure she wants to be part of a family unit, let alone a mentor to two disturbed children. Her

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Watching the trailer to Mama made me shudder; it was hair-raising. Del Toro knows how to make you squirm the way he conjures up the creatures of our nightmares. But watching the film in its entirety reminded me of another thing I love about Del Toro-associated films: His fairytale aesthetic takes the edge off. Mama is more like Labyrinth or Legend than it is Saw. It’s both terrifying and beautiful. I saw Mama on opening night at the Carmike 12. At almost nine months pregnant, I wasn’t unaware of how crazy it might be to expose myself to parenting horrors. The first real fright was finding myself in a theater surrounded by 13-year-old girls (Mama is rated PG-13) who unleashed bloody screams every minute like we were all at a slumber party. Someday I will have one of these screaming teenage girls living in my home—the horror! But as I watched the film, as I enjoyed the scare, I began to appreciate it for Del Toro’s fascinating take on motherhood. Here we have a rocker chick girlfriend whose cool identity is only amplified by her willingness to battle ghosts. And there’s a mother, “Mama,” who, however gruesome she is, loves her children so much she’ll travel through death and time and space to keep them. Then there’s the badass children, two girls unafraid of the world—the perfect role models for a theater of screamy teens who may or may not become mothers one day, but who might do well to take Del Toro’s nofear message to heart. Mama continues at the Carmike 12 and Village 6. efredrickson@missoulanews.com

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HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS What up now, witches? Hansel and Gretel are bounty hunters out to track down and damage every witch on the planet. Best watch out for that Blood Moon, though, kids, not to mention a secret from the past. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Peter Stormare. Rated R. Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharaohplex and Entertainer.

LINCOLN Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in this biopic about the United States’ greatest president as he struggles with the war, emancipation of the slaves, his cabinet and his family. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12 and Showboat. MAMA So you’ve got to raise your nieces after they’ve lived alone in the woods for five years. Something is bound to go wrong, very wrong. Starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12 and Village 6.

HYDE PARK The story of FDR feeding hot dogs and apple pie to the king and queen of the United Kingdom on the eve of WWII. Oh, and his affair with distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. Starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. Rated R. MOVIE 43 Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars must have really got on someone’s bad side as they star in this episodic film about three kids plumbing the depths of the Internet for a super-banned film. Starring desperate actors such as Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Common, Seth MacFarlane and, of course, Richard Gere. Rated R. Village 6. PARKER The devastatingly rugged Jason Statham plays a thief who is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Will his handsome good looks help him seek out his revenge? Only if a pretty lady helps. Also starring Jennifer Lopez and Michael Chiklis. Rated R. Village 6.

NOW PLAYING ANNA KARENINA Does the world’s finest literary labor measure up in movie form? Will Anna leave her husband for Count Vronsky? Will you love Keira Knighley’s outfits? Jude Law’s “acting?” Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Rated R. Wilma. ARGO Based on a true story, crafty CIA dudes try to bust some Americans out of the not-so-hospitable country of Iran circa 1979. Ayatollah rock and rolla! Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Rated R. Village 6. BROKEN CITY Framed by the mayor of NYC, a cop goes off the rails on the crazy train to catch the scoundrel and prove himself innocent. Starring the cast from the

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN In this documentary, a couple of South Africans seek out the “Latin Bob Dylan,” Sixto Rodriguez, a ’70s rocker who blew up in the African nation after a bootleg found its way there 20 years after its recording. Starring Rodriguez, Steve Segerman and Dennis Coffey. Rated PG-13. Wilma.

“I don’t need nobody but old Mr. Baster here to make myself a baby.” Movie 43 opens Friday at the Village 6.

past, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rated R. Carmike 12, Village 6 and Pharaohplex. DJANGO UNCHAINED Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter, seeks out his wife in the antebellum south. It’s about to get real violent up in here. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated R. Village 6. GANGSTER SQUAD With no love for East Coast mafiosos, a group of LAPD detectives decide that they are going to go to all lengths to keep them out of their town. Starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Reclaim the treasure stolen by that old dragon Smaug, Bilbo Baggins, and you and your elven friends will be heroes for a millennia! Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12. THE IMPOSSIBLE A family of white people escape a tsunami in Thailand and we all learn just how important family is. Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12.

JACK REACHER Jack Reacher knows you best be as ruthless and cunning as your opponent. And he is. This dude is the kind of crime investigator that makes the bad guys’ sheets sweaty. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins. Rated PG13. Carmike 12. THE LAST STAND So there’s this sheriff who used to be governor of California or something, and, like, a drug cartel leader escapes from prison in this crazy unstoppable car, so, like, the sheriff is going to try and stop him and stuff using totally any means necessary. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. A LATE QUARTET A string quartet struggles to stay together amidst lusty loins, egoism and sticky fingers. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. Rated R. Wilma. LES MISERABLES After a lifetime on the run in 19th century France, Jean Valjean agrees to care for a young girl and lives are forever changed. Plus, you know, singing. Starring the enchanting Hugh Jackman, Russell

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, this is the story of a former teacher returning home to his wife and parents after a stint in a mental institution. But things aren’t all turkey and stuffing cuz there is a mysterious woman in the picture, too. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Rated R. Carmike 12. ZERO DARK THIRTY Zero Dark Thirty, retells the story of the military operation that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death. If this were a Jerry Bruckheimer film, Navy recruiters would be creaming their jeans, but this one, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), confronts issues of morality in wartime and the demons wrought by interrogation. Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaoplex.

Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! For show times please visit missoulanews.com or contact the theaters in order to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12 and Village 6 at 5417469; Wilma at 728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan at 883-5603

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The seasonal craving for chicken soup gathers around the time the autumn frost kisses its first pumpkins. This widespread hunger lasts through flu season and the windy days of winter. It bathes the matzo balls of Passover and egg-layers of Easter. Chicken soup comes in diverse forms, most of which are built upon a base of chicken, carrots, onions and celery. Brewed together, these ingredients constitute the soul of chicken soup, any chicken soup, from udon to posole to tom ka gai to coq au vin to Mom’s, in which nothing but dill leaf is added. As long as the ingredients are good, it’s pretty hard to screw up a chicken soup, but the most common error is not enough acid. Lemon, lime and cider vinegar are great acidifiers, but add a little bit at a time so as not to overdo it. At its simplest, the soul of chicken soup is a matter of putting chicken and veggies in a pot of simmering water. I prefer to roast the chicken before adding it to the pot. Ditto for the vegetables. My chicken comes from a stash of pastured chickens that I bought from a local farmer at the end of last summer. Pastured birds purchased that time of year were fed peak summer forage, a great diet, so I bought a year’s worth of those tasty birds, which I vacuum-sealed and froze solid. The correct way to thaw a frozen chicken—or any meat, for that matter—is slowly, ideally in the fridge. But during peak chicken soup season, it’s often a spontaneous decision, rather than premeditated. It’s like, “Oh, I need some chicken soup now.” Only then do I pull a chicken from the deep freeze and run it under blistering tap water long enough to slide the bird out of the bag. It hits the cast iron pan with a clang. The pan goes in the oven at 300 degrees, plus or minus 100 degrees—just don’t burn it. Turn the bird onto any position you can as it cooks in an ever-deepening pool of chicken fat, which you can drain and set aside as it collects. After draining the fat, I replace the grease with a half-inch of water in the pan, which hydrates the fond, as the French call that flavorful pan scum, and retards burning. Roasting the veggies before adding them to the pot adds a browned complexity to the soup. If you wish to do this, do so in a separate pan, without oil, and use celery root (celeriac) rather than celery stalks. The only extra work this involves is putting the veggies in the pan in the oven and stirring them once in a while—you have to cut them either way. On the other hand, if you want to fast-track your soup, stop at the store on the way home and pick up a rotisserie chicken. While a pot of water heats, cut celery, onion and carrot, and add to the pot. Now pull apart the bird and add the pieces to the pot. This is cheater’s chicken soup. Cook time: less than an hour. Prep time: minutes. Pro-cheater tip: just throw the bird in whole and stir it around until it falls apart. As with my other pursuits, I only cheat at chicken soup if it’s absolutely necessary. By contrast, going the

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old-fashioned route and cooking the chicken myself allows me to use superior raw ingredients, and affords me the opportunity to add love and spice to the bird as well. After the chicken has spent a few hours in the oven, I like to sprinkle some garlic powder, red chile powder and thyme, along with salt and pepper, on it. The next time I turn it, I’ll sprinkle the same on the other side, and in the cavity. When you’re done roasting the bird, turn the oven off but leave the chicken inside until you’re ready to pull it apart. Whether cooking or cheating, the next step is the same: dismembering the chicken. Which parts you add to your soup hinge primarily on whether you want fat in your soup. As a sincere lover of many things fatty, including chicken fat, I'm repeatedly surprised to hear myself say that I prefer my chicken soup as fat-free as possible. My Jewish mother must be surprised as well that I turn my back on schmaltz—Yiddish for chicken fat—if only with regard to chicken soup. Disassembling chicken is best done with fingers, after it has cooled enough to handle. Some people like fat in their soup, and thus add parts like skin or the “pope’s nose,” or butt, to the soup. I like to feast on the choicest specimens of crispy, fatty, spiced skin as I dismember the bird. Eating the hot skin not only tastes great, it diverts my hunger away from the chicken flesh itself, which I would otherwise surely devour before it ever reached the soup. The final question is what to do with the bones. Unlike fat, the presence or absence of which is a matter of personal and cultural preference, bones are non-negotiable. They add a crucial element to chicken soup, but require time in simmering water to do so. And then they must be fished out, lest someone choke on them. That said, some soup recipes allow/require you to leave the bones in, especially the leg bones. The easiest way to use the bones is to boil them, after stripping the meat, in nothing but water. Then screen out the bones by dumping the water through a colander into another pot. Add your chicken and veggies to this water, and simmer until it is the soul of chicken soup. Then turn it into the chicken soup that is for dinner. Perhaps with rice noodles, chopped green chiles and oyster sauce. When making cheater’s chicken soup, on the other hand, there is no time to boil the bones ahead of time, which would delay the whole process. In my house we have two ways to cheat around the bone step. She skips the bones altogether and uses a tablespoon of Better than Bouillon chicken base. I wrap the bones in cheesecloth and simmer them with the soup (bag and bones can be pulled from the pot at serving time). But I have to admit, there is something appropriate about using Better than Bouillon in the cheater’s chicken soup. I mean, if you’re gonna cheat, then reap the rewards. Eat your chicken soup now. You can freeze the bones for later.

[dish] Alcan Bar and Grill 16780 Beckwith St. Frenchtown • 626-9930 Tantalize your taste buds with Angus beef burgers, chicken strips, shrimp, and biscuits and gravy from Alcan Bar & Grill. With more than 20 years of experience and 10 years in the business, we have been offering fresh meals and beverages at the area's most competitive prices. Our friendly professionals offer personalized service and make sure you leave our restaurant as one of our friends. We offer have a variety of specials for ladies night and sports events featuring drink specials and free food. Contact us today and enjoy our incredible menu selection. 9 am – 2 am Mon-Sun. $ Bagels On Broadway 223 West Broadway (across from courthouse) 728-8900 Featuring over 25 sandwich selections, 20 bagel varieties, & 20 cream cheese spreads. Also a wide selection of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and frappes. Ample seating; free wi-fi. Free downtown delivery (weekdays) with $10.00 min. order. Call ahead to have your order ready for you! Open 7 days a week. Voted one of top 20 bagel shops in country by internet survey. $-$$ Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West 728-1358 Nothing says Bernice’s like the cold, grey months of January. Come in, sit quietly, or share a table with friends in our warm and cozy dining room. Enjoy a cup of joe, a slice of cake, or a breakfast pastry as the sun beams in through our large glass windows. Want a healthy lunch? Come by in the afternoon and try a salad sampler or Bernice’s own Garlic Hummus Sandwich on our Honey Whole Wheat Bread. Bless you all in 2013, bernice. bernicesbakerymt.com $-$$ Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced bee-ga) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$ Black Coffee Roasting Co. 1515 Wyoming St., Suite 200 541-3700 Black Coffee Roasting Company is located in the heart of Missoula. Our roastery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 2. In addition to fresh roasted coffee beans we offer a full service espresso bar, drip coffee, pour-overs and more. The suspension of coffee beans in water is our specialty. $ The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to 10:30 pm. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 40 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Cafe Zydeco 2101 Brooks • 406-926-2578 Authentic cajun cuisine, with an upbeat zydeco atmosphere in the heart of Missoula. Accomodates indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast served all day. Featuring Crawfish omlettes, beignets, and cafe au lait. Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-3pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am8pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm (Beignets available Saturday 11am-2pm, and All Day Sunday) $-$$ Ciao Mambo 541 S. Higgins Ave. 543-0377 • ciaomambo.com The vibrant energy at Ciao Mambo is fantastically accompanied by steaming hot pizzas, delicious assortments of pastas and of course authentic Italian wine. We focus on making sure that whether it be date night, family night, or business dinners we accommodate whatever the need! And do not forget there are always leftovers! Open 5 to close every day, come make us your go to dinner destination! $-$$

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Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm Sun-Wed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc's is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you're heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc's is always an excellent choice. Delivery in the greater Missoula area. We also offer custom catering!...everything from gourmet appetizers to all of our menu items. $-$$

Educate your taste buds! www.thinkfft.com Mon-Thurs 7am - 8pm • Fri & Sat 7am - 4pm Sun 8am - 8pm • 540 Daly Ave • 721-6033 *When school is not in session, we often close at 3pm Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe. Across from the U of M campus.

The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St. 926-2038 Offering authentic empanadas BAKED FRESH DAILY! 9 different flavors, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Plus Argentine side dishes and desserts. Super quick and super delicious! (Happy Hour 36 PM Mon-Sat. 2 Empanadas for $7) Get your healthy hearty lunch or dinner here! Wi-Fi, Soccer on the Big Screen, and a rich sound system featuring music from Argentina and the Caribbean. 11am-8pm Monday-Saturday. Downtown Missoula. $-$$ Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. 721-6033 Missoula's Original Coffehouse/Café located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week+dinner 5 nights a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and espresso bar. HUGE Portions and the Best BREAKFAST in town. M-TH 7am-8pm, Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am 10pm $-$$ GoodieVille Paxson Plaza by Southgate Mall 406-728-0010 www.goodieville.com Missoulaís only Gluten-Free Bakery and Restaurant offers a full line of savories and sweets. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner including Pancakes, Pizza, American and Indian fare. We also have extensive vegetarian and vegan options. Open Wed-Sat 7am-9pm and Sun 7am2pm. $-$$ Grizzly Liquor 110 W Spruce St 549-7723 www.grizzlyliquor.com Missoula's Tailgate Headquarters! We carry all of the spirits & accessories to make your tailgate party a success! Largest selection of spirits in Montana, including locally made whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and wine. We're located downtown with free customer parking. Grizzly Liquor was voted Missoula's #1 Liquor Store! Open M-F 96:30, Sat 9-6. $-$$$ Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins 541-4622 hobnobonhiggins.com Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula's best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. MC/V $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Thursday is Trivia Night! Prizes, food and drink specials! Starting at 7 pm. Also,check our brand new wine menu! Considering a staycation? Check out our packages. Call for more details! Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. $-$$

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Best Bet Casino HAPPIEST HOUR Ambiance: Three Dog Night’s “One is the Loneliest Number” plays on the radio inside the dimly lit Brooks Street casino. A college football game flickers on two televisions that hang above roughly a dozen blinking poker and keno machines. Pictures of cowboys and their horses hang on the walls. What you’re doing: Playing poker with a handful of regulars. This game is among the only ones in town where people call in sick when they can’t make it, according to Best Bet owner Sandy Jones. On a recent afternoon, Jones presides over the game from inside a cozy room off to the side of the main casino. It’s a low-stakes game and, Jones says, a wholesome one. “I probably have the only poker game in town that has a cuss jar,” she says. “If they use the F-bomb, it’s a buck.” Who you’re playing with: Don “the Colonel” Manning, who, at 79-years-old, is the old-timer at the table today. He plays alongside a few other men. Manning calls the daily games more of a social event rather than a cutthroat competition. “Even women play,” he adds. What you’re eating: Not your typical casino fare. The Best Bet offers family-style meals that jibe with Jones’ wholesome attitude. This afternoon the menu includes minestrone simmering in a crock pot next to a bowl of minia-

Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com Contemporary Asian cuisine featuring local, vegan, gluten free and organic options as well as wild caught seafood, Idaho trout and buffalo. Join us for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour 3-6 weekdays with specials on food and drink. Extensive sake, wine and tea menu. Closed Sundays. Open Mon-Fri: Lunch 11:303pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Dinner 5pm-close. Sat: Dinner 5pm-close. $-$$

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ture candies and a plate of banana bread. Meals are free to gamblers. This evening, they’re having spaghetti for dinner. Saturday night is pizza night. What you’re drinking: Beverages are also free for gamers. Jones concedes that Best Bet’s alcohol selection, featuring box wine and Blue Moon, Bud or Miller Light, isn’t the most diverse. But Best Bet isn’t really a hard-drinking bar, she says. “Pepsi is the drink of choice around here.” How to find it: 3620 Brooks St., at the corner of Dore Lane. —Jessica Mayrer Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • 721-1312 www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Jimmy John’s 420 N. Higgins • 542-1100 jimmyjohns.com Jimmy John’s - America’s Favorite Sandwich Delivery Guys! Unlike any other sub shop, Jimmy John’s is all about the freshest ingredients and fastest service. Freaky Fast, Freaky Good - that’s Jimmy John’s. Order online, call for delivery or visit us on Higgins. $-$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ Missoula Senior Center 705 S. Higgins Ave. (on the hip strip) 543-7154 Did you know that the Missoula Senior Center serves delicious hearty lunches every week day for only $6? Anyone is welcome to join us for a delicious meal from 11:30-12:30 Monday- Friday for delicious food, great conversation and take some time to find a treasured item or garment in our thrift shop. For a full menu and other activities, visit our website at www.missoulaseniorcenter.org. The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our nonsmoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, micro brews, fine wines & signature drinks. Gluten free menu, also. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Pearl Cafe 231 East Front St. 541-0231 pearlcafe.us Serving country French specialties, Montana elk, Berkshire Pork, and delicious seafood dishes. Delectable salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked in-house. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway • 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. $-$$

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Sean Kelly’s A Public House 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ Sis's Kitchen 531-5034 sisskitchen.com Wheat, Gluten & Allergen Free Foods. Frozen & Dry Mix Products. Sis's Kitchen plays a part in Best of Missoula "Best Pizza" Winner's for 2008-2012. Find our products at: The Good Food Store • Biga Pizza • Bridge Pizza • Pizza Cafe in Ronan (12"crust). $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI We have quick and delicious lunch specials 6 days a week starting at $7, and are open for dinner 7 nights a week. Try our comfort food items like Pork Katsu and Chicken Teriyaki. We also offer party platters to go and catering for all culinary styles. Lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat. Dinner 5-9:30 Every Night. Corner of Pine and Higgins. Very Family Friendly. 549-7979. $-$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 1110 Sun 12-9. $-$$ Taco John’s 623 W Broadway 2600 S Reserve West-Mex® is about fresh taste and BOLD flavors. Taco John’s recipes make you smile and yell “OLÉ”. We combine hearty helpings of seasoned meats, crispy Potato Olés®, and flavorful cheeses with fresh-made Mexican specialties like burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. All topped off with bold sauces, spices and salsas. You’ll find West-Mex® cooking makes for an unbeatably satisfying meal. See you soon ... Amigo :) $-$$ Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. $-$$ Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 406-830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -- a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$

Don’t be dosed when former professional sound engineer and pro music-maker Max Hay bring his unique-itude to the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. What lasts longer than one hot minute and features the dubious imp Dobby? Why that would be Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, of course. It screens at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St., at 6 PM. Check out the Harry Potter exhibit, too. Free. Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn Downtown. 7:30–10 PM. If you love the music of the 1950s you are gonna just ‘splode at the Missoula Community Theatre’s presentation of the The Marvelous Wondrettes, a story of hopes and dreams and loves. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 8 PM. $21. Call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams. Just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 8:30 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign up. Commit a funky crime and check out local rhymesayer Mite Aswel’s CD release party with local MCs Tonsofun and Traff the Wiz. Palace. 9 PM. Free. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St., $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. Show up the rest of the room with your version of “Ninja Survive” when you hit the Dark Horse for Combat Karaoke hosted by Aaron B. and accompanied with drink specials. 1805 Regent Street. 9 PM. Free.

January 24 – January 31, 2013

Takin’ it easy, like Sunday morning. Rascal Flatts performs at the Adams Center on Fri., Jan. 25, at 7:30 PM, with The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly. Visit griztix.com for ticket information.

THURSDAYJAN.24 Big time folksters The Hasslers bring their special brand of “hard-hitting folk” to the VFW, 245 W. Main St., each Thursday during the month of January, with special guests and a collection of bizarre dolls (untrue). 10 PM. $2 The Project Homeless Connect event gives struggling people a chance to access medical

and dental care, reading glasses, a warm meal, clothing, hair cuts, counseling and more. First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. 10– 3 PM. Free. Contact Melissa at 258-4980 for event information or Sierra at 728-1809 to volunteer. Get out from under the bridge and view artwork inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux in France in Nancy Erickson’s Kindred Spirits as well as some old time costumage, tapestries and more in Fashion and Textiles at the Montana

Museum of Art & Culture on the UM campus. Noon–6 PM. Suggested donation $5.

nightlife Families interested in something different should attend the Sussex School Annual Open House on the school campus, 1800 S. Second St. W. 5:30–7 PM. Without Annette there ain’t no one for to captain that aeroplane, so check the tuneage at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 6– 8 PM. Free.

FRIDAYJAN.25 Louie Bond & Western Union have skedaddled south to the Hideout Bar outside of Hamilton, 942 Hube Ln. 9 PM. Free. Attention Gleeks and potential Gleeks, there is an open audition for high school and college aged folks for the “Finally Breathe” music video, which is an anti-bullying/ violence in schools project. Prepare a minute of something that shows your individuality. Hellgate High School Rm. 334. 4 PM.

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The run down. Comedian Ben Gleib performs comedy and muses for us at the Broadway Sports Bar, Grill & Casino, 1609 W. Broadway St., on Fri., Jan. 25 and Sat., Jan. 26, at 8:30 PM. With local comedians Becky Margolis and John Howard. $15 reserved/$10 general. Tickets available at Rockin Rudy’s.

Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Intercultural Dialogue Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, where people from various backgrounds meet on the last Fri. of each month at 4:30 PM for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

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Taste the jazzy flavors of the Discount Quartet at Brooks and Browns, 200 S. Pattee St. 5–8 PM. Free. Hey bub, get a load of some great gams and follow the adventures of some big-time gumshoes at the North Valley Public Library in Stevi, which screens classic film noir every Friday evening with an informal discussion to follow. 6 PM. Free. Contact the library for title information at 777-5061. Get some num-nums and help out some peeps at the Teen Challenge/MT Women Outreach Center Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at 3815 S. Seventh St W. 6-8 pm. $7.50 per person, 8 and under free. Tickets are available at TC Thrift Store, Higher Ground Coffee Shop and Teen Challenge Center. Call 543-1912 for further information. The National Theatre presents the Victorian farce (really, is there any better kind?), The Magistrate, starring Mr. Subtlety John Lithgow at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. 7:30 PM. $16/ $14 seniors $14/ $11 students. Visit morrisproductions.org. Rascall Flatts plays that “country” music you hear at the dentist office,

with guests The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly. Adams Center. 7:30 PM. Sold out. Howl at the moon and shoot out the lights with the Wild Coyote Band at the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free. Pull out the Laffy Taffy, Jim Varney, because funnyman Ben Gleib is performing comedy material for laughter-making at the Broadway Sports Bar, Grill & Casino, 1609 W. Broadway St. 8:30 PM. $15 reserved/$10 general admission. Roll up your sleeping bag and pop on your best underpants, it’s time for Foxxy Friday, night of deep house and techno with local and regional DJs MYRTH, PandAura, [George], and simon;peter. Badlander. 9 PM. Free. Puff-puff and give yourself over to the tripped out rock and roll sounds of Haunted Maze (featuring Chris Baumann of the Dead Hipster Dance Party), which plays a record release show starting at the Palace. Locals Shahs, Boys and DJ/MG open. 9 PM. Free. (See Music.) Grab a bundle o’ rope and a sack of goobers cuz Cash for Junkers is doing work at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Get a dose of countrified good times with Mark Duboise and Crossroads, who perform tunes at the Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent St. 9:30 PM. Free. John “Poncho” Dobson hosts open mic at Fergie’s Pub every Fri., where you’re bound to mingle with a mix of resort celebs, odd locals and dizzy soakers. You never know who’ll show up and play. It could be you. Starts at 3 PM. 213 Main Street in Hot Springs. Sign up

ahead at 406-721-2416 or just show up.

SATURDAYJAN.26 The Josh Farmer Band drops off the cats and heads to Hamilton’s Bitter Root Brewery for an evening of melancholy, maybe. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Too much month at the end of the money? Check out Homeword’s Financial Fitness Education class and watch that checking account move back to the black. Get a $25 gift card for the Good Food Store for completing the class. 1535 Liberty Lane. 9 AM–5 PM. Free. Visit homeword.org or call 523-4663 ext. 12. For those experiencing illness or loss, Living Art of Montana hosts Bonnie Tarses’ Weaving Explorations class, which allows students to take turns using the floor loom. 725 W. Alder St., #17. 10:30 AM– 12:30 PM. Free. Call 549-5329 . Never fear, lovers of fresh, local vittles, the Heirloom Winter Market at the Missoula County Fairgrounds in the Floriculture Building is rolling with music, kids’ activities, local produce, meat, baked goods, jam, honey and so much more. This week is the official Grand Opening event with fun and tunes by the Li’l Smokies. 11 AM–2 PM. Kids who write are smarter than those who don’t. The Missoula Writing Collaborative knows this and that’s why they are hosting Saturdays in January Writing Workshops—A Winter Wonderland for Young Writers. Dress the chilluns for

[calendar] the weather and drop them by the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., for an afternoon of discovery and wordsmithery. 1:30– 3:30 PM. Free. Learn to ferment the good lord’s favorite brew at MUD’s Basic Beer Brewing Workshop with Jared Robinson of Summer Sun Garden Supply. Workshop participants receive a growler of beer. Limited to eight participants over 21. 633 Phillips St. 2– 5 PM. $20/$10 members. Visit mudproject.org. Dragon lover and fantasy writer Jess E. Owen reads and talks about self-publishing. Fact & Fiction. 220 N. Higgins Ave. 2 PM. Free. If you love the music of the 1950s you are gonna just ‘splode

at the Missoula Community Theatre’s presentation of the The Marvelous Wondrettes, a story of hopes and dreams and loves. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 2 PM. $17/$15 kids. Call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org The Montana Repertory Theatre brings back Neil Simon’s gag and fun-filled American theatre classic, Biloxi Blues. Seriously, though, I want to see me some Matthew Broderick in this deal. Montana Theatre on the UM campus. 2 PM. $11-$16. Visit montanarep.org. Taste some of that good white tea at the Lake Missoula Tea Company tea tasting, 126 E. Broadway Ave. Ste. 22, from 2–4 PM.

Brewmeister general MudSlide Charley brings the “gut bucket blues” to Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 4 PM. Free.

nightlife The Missoula Winter Market is a family-friendly market much like the Saturday markets, but indoors and during wintertime! Come and enjoy local crafts, artisans, food and entertainment every weekend. 2036 Mullan Rd. Visit missoulawintermarket.com. Sip on suds and hear some tasty tuneage at the Blacksmith Brewing Co. in Stevi where Russ and Sam Nasset perform vintage tunes like the end times is upon us. 6 PM. Free.

Avast, The Captain Wilson Conspiracy plays the good stuff while you wile away the evening with a glass of vino at the Ten Spoon Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Food by Biga Pizza for you early birds or bring your own. 6–8:30 PM. Free. The Heart to Heart Duo plays the Missoula Senior Center’s Saturday Night Dance, so slide into those glad rags and show the youngsters how it’s done. 705 S. Higgins. 7–10 PM. $5. The Montana Repertory Theatre brings back Neil Simon’s gag and fun-filled American theatre classic, Biloxi Blues. Seriously, though, I want to see me some Matthew Broderick in this deal. Montana Theatre on the UM campus. 7:30 PM. $11-$16. Visit montanarep.org.

If you love the music of the 1950s you are gonna just ‘splode at the Missoula Community Theatre’s presentation of the The Marvelous Wondrettes, a story of hopes and dreams and loves. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 8 PM. $21. Call 7287529 or visit mctinc.org Howl at the moon and shoot out the lights with the Wild Coyote Band at the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free. Pull out the Laffy Taffy, Jim Varney, because funnyman Ben Gleib is performing comedy material for laughter-making at the Broadway Sports Bar, Grill & Casino, 1609 W. Broadway St. 8:30 PM. $15 reserved/$10 general admission.

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Time to listen up. The National Theatre Live broadcasts the Victorian farce, The Magistrate, starring John Lithgow on Fri., Jan. 25, at 7:30 PM. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. $11-$16. Visit morrisproductions.org.

No Jerrys at the Lumberjack Saloon, up Graves Creek Road 14 miles west of Lolo, just The O’Connells performing for you and yours. Ride the bus or rent a cabin. 9 PM. Free. Bang the gong and get it on when bluesketeers Three-Eared Dog are joined by funky monks Kung Fu Kongress at the Palace. 9 PM. $5. Good times and great oldies are on tap when the ISCSM Presents: Rockin to the Oldies Drag Show. Tunes from the 1980s and older (gasp!) pumped out by DJ Tygerlilly. FUSE at Deano’s Casino, 5318 West Harrier Ave. Doors 9 PM. Protocol for open performances 9– 9:30 PM. Show 10 PM. $5/$10 for ages 18-20. Zeppo MT plays that soul and brings the tooting horns to the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Absolutely with DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo is the de facto dopest DJ duo in town. Get hip to their jamz, hippies. Badlander. Doors at 9 PM. 2-for-1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. $2. Get to shuffling about the dance floor with your best gal when the Soul City Cowboys play Stockman’s Bar in Arlee. 9 PM. Free. Feeling fine? Then check out County Line for some country sassdancin’ good times at the Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent St. 9:30 PM. Free. Don’t feel alienated because you don’t know what EDM is, just dance yourself raw at Area 51, a night of EDM tunes with the Galaxy Gogos, DJs Keen, Seren, Ryan D. and more. Alcan Bar, 16780 Old Hwy. 10 in Frenchtown. 10 PM. $5/Free before 11 PM.

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SUNDAYJAN.27 If you love the music of the 1950s you are gonna just ‘splode at the Missoula Community Theatre’s presentation of the The Marvelous Wondrettes, a story of hopes and dreams and loves. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 6:30 pm. $19 adults/$15 children. Call 7287529 or visit mctinc.org If you love the music of the 1950s you are gonna just ‘splode at the Missoula Community Theatre’s presentation of the The Marvelous Wondrettes, a story of hopes and dreams and loves. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 2 pm. $19 adults/$17 matinee/$15 children. Call 7287529 or visit mctinc.org Dawdle on down to Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave., for David Clark’s reading and signing of Mile High Redemption. 2 PM. Free. Take them old records off the shelf. No, the real old ones. Now jam out to the piano-riffic tuneage at Celebrate Piano Series III: Keyboard Benefit Concert, with players Steven Hesla, Christopher Hahn, Barbara Blegen and Jody Graves. Music Recital Hall. $25 reserved/$20 general/$10 seniors and students. Call 243-6880. Aran Buzzas does the do and returns to Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave., for an afternoon of tunes. 4-6 pm. Free.

nightlife The Missoula Winter Market is a family-friendly market much like the Saturday markets, but indoors and

during wintertime! Come and enjoy local crafts, artisans, food and entertainment every weekend. 2036 Mullan Rd. Visit missoulawintermarket.com. Take the leap and take part in Quantum Healing Music and Meditation at the Intuitive Empowerment Institute, 725 W. Alder No. 4, and journey to the quantum field of oneness, harmonize with the energies of the New Earth. 7 PM. By donation. Close out the weekend in style at the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night, with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight, plus live jazz and DJs. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Josh Farmer, The Vanguard Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free.

MONDAYJAN.28 Slip into some slacks and grab a goober snack for Milkcrate Monday’s Vinyl Night, a night of electronic tunes spun on wax with local DJs K-Dub, Geeter-Tron, Mike Stolin and the Milkcrate Mechanic himself. Badlander. 9 PM. Free, with $5 pitchers of PBR on tap. The Rough Cut Science Seminar Series shows off the brainiacs of Montana’s scientific community, with presentations on current research each week at 4 PM in the University Center Theater. Visit montanaioe.org/rough-cut-series for the schedule.

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simon says I know that playwrights like Neil Simon are real people, but sometimes it’s easier to think of them as Greek gods of the stage. You hear their names, you see the lightning power of their words reenacted on the stage, but their behind-the-scenes presence makes them feel like invisible hands. But, it’s true, Neil Simon is a mortal born in 1927, who is still alive and who at one point in time had not yet received more Tony and Oscar awards than any other writer. In fact, 25 years ago Montana Repertory artistic director Greg Johnson sat with Neil Simon in a rehearsal hall on Lower Broadway. Johnson was a young theater artist at the time stage managing the national tour of Biloxi Blues. The play had already won a Tony Award, but at this point it was merely Simon’s first award. He was still going over small edits here and there as the play was being rehearsed. Johnson recalls that Simon said very little—it was the director, Gene Saks, who got

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count of Simon’s life, about Eugene Morris Jerome, a young man trying to be a writer (and lose his virginity) while struggling through wartime. If you saw UM’s School of Theatre and Dance put on Brighton Beach Memoirs in 2009, you might be interested to know that Biloxi Blues is a sequel—part of a trilogy—to that coming-of-age play.

WHAT: Biloxi Blues WHO: Montana Repertory Theatre WHEN: Gala Benefit Dinner and show is Fri., Jan. 25 at 5:30 PM. All other shows run Sat., Jan. 26 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, and again Tue., Jan 20–Thu., Jan. 31 and Sat., Feb. 2 at 7:30 PM nightly. With no show Friday, Feb. 1. WHERE: Montana Theatre in UM’s PARTV Center HOW MUCH: Gala benefit dinner $65. All other shows $20/$16 seniors/$10 12 and younger. MORE INFO: montanarep.org

Johnson thinking about the play when he said, “This is not Army comedy.” Biloxi Blues is a comedy about young men going off to war, but it’s also about loneliness and anxiety. Johnson says he’s learned to play the scenes straight—the humor bubbles up naturally rather than through slapstick. It’s a semi-autobiographical ac-

You know it’s gotta be a real party when DJ Super Steve rocks the karaoke with the hottest Kamikaze tuneage this side of the hemisphere at the Dark Horse. Are you brave enough to let the computer pick your songs? 9 PM. Free. Not to be confused with the Salem Oboe Affair, the Portland Cello Project performs with Alialujah Choir at the Missoula Winery. $18/$15 advance. This event is sold out. Open Mic with Joey Running Crane at the VFW, 245 W. Main, seems like a fine idea, especially with 2-for-1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. 10 PM. Free. Call him up and get yourself a slot at 229-0488.

The national tour performance of Biloxi is, in many ways, revisiting a classic. But with so many decades to think about how this play matters, having Johnson at the helm might give it that extra depth that the great (yet, clearly human) Neil Simon had in mind. —Erika Fredrickson

TUESDAYJAN.29 Skip the beating with a rock and instead just jam to the “progressive folkcore” of Cain and Fable who play some loud ol’ acoustic jamz this evening during the Badlander’s Live and Local Night. Bar opens at 4 PM, music at 10 PM. Free. Fun with Yoga at the Families First Children’s Museum might work for you and the kids. It might make you cry, too. 11 AM. 225 W. Front. $4.25. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference

room for Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters, at 5205 Grant Creek Dr., and work on your elk-camp locution with the best. All are invited. Noon– 1 PM. Free.

nightlife The Montana Repertory Theatre brings back Neil Simon’s gag and fun-filled American theatre classic, Biloxi Blues. Seriously, though, I want to see me some Matthew Broderick in this deal. Montana Theatre on the UM campus. 7:30 PM. $11-$16. Visit montanarep.org. Find your dance and yourself at Turning the Wheel’s Tapestry class, which is a self-expression-filled improvisational dance bonanza. Headwaters Dance Company studio, 1042 Monroe St. 7:30-9 PM. $10.

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[calendar] Proceeds benefit Turning the Wheel’s school programs. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free pub trivia, which takes place every Tuesday at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with: What 1969 single became the first medley to top the American pop charts? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) The Montana Musicians and Artists Coalition hosts the Musician Showcase at Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman St., an evening of tuneful live tuneage made by locals for locals. 8–11 PM. Free. 18 plus.

WEDNESDAYJAN.30 When you start said trippin’, best have a handle on some hot dog dough, cuz it’s time for The Unofficial Excision After Party, with electronic tunes by locals Ebrola Syndicate, KidTraxiom, and DJ Cheeze Patrol. Palace. 9 PM. $5/$10 for ages 18-20.

nightlife Keep tabs on state politicos and meet some same-brained folks at the MEIC Insiders Guide to the 2013 Legislature, which asks: What

See yourself commuting differently... Annette Gollehon did and she won a $100 gift certificate to Vann’s! Annette is a member of Missoula In Motion’s Way to Go! Club and an Accounting Assistant at Southgate Mall; she gets to work using the Mountain Line bus. Annette says she likes the bus because riding to work “saves on gas, and I don’t have to worry about road conditions and traffic.”

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can we expect for Montana’s climate, water, air and land — and how can you be involved most effectively? Beer and snacks on hand. Stensrud Building, 314 N First St. 5:30 PM. Free. Science is the new sexy, so if you believe that head to the Montana Natural History Center’s Science & Nature Book Club which plans to choose its reading list this evening. 120 Hickory St. 5:30–6:30 PM. Free. Flip out and shake your rumpah, you little cat burglars, because Excision is making the Wilma Theatre into a big ol’ party, with Paper Diamond and Vaski. 7 PM. $25. Tickets available at Rockin Rudy’s and TicketWeb.com. Hey, winter is here and TV ain’t exactly pumping out the good stuff these days, so get off your bum for a few and take Cathy Clark’s West Coast Swing Class at the Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent Ave. 7 PM. $5. Mike Medberry shares his story of nearly dying from a stroke in Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument when he reads from his book On the Dark Side of the Moon at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 7 PM. Free. (Pub trivia answer: “The Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by The 5th Dimension.) The Montana Repertory Theatre brings back Neil Simon’s gag and fun-filled American theatre classic, Biloxi Blues. Seriously, though, I want to see me some Matthew Broderick in this deal. Montana Theatre on the UM campus. 7:30 PM. $11-$16. Visit montanarep.org.

THURSDAYJAN.31 Big time folksters The Hasslers bring their special brand of “hard-hitting folk” to the VFW, 245 W. Main St., each Thursday during the month January, with special guests and a collection of bizarre dolls (untrue). 10 PM. $2. Visit the childhood recollections of author Elspeth Huxley at the Bitterroot Public Library’s Brown Bag It Book Discussion of The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood. Noon–1 PM. Free. Test your knowledge and spend some cultural capital at James Louks’ opening reception for his exhibit, Everybody’s Fine. The exhibit explores “the commercial repackaging of these cultural elements that blur boundaries of the historical versus the contemporary.” UC Art Gallery. 4–6 PM. Free.

nightlife Get a head start on art at the opening reception for the MMAC exhibits Nancy Erickson: Kindred Spirits and Fashion and Textiles from the MMAC Permanent Collec-

tion. UM PARTV Center lobby. 5–7 PM. Free. Call Mitch Gaylord and mount the pommel horse cuz Muzikata performs at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Many-headed bluegrass monster The Acousticals play the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn Downtown. 7:30–10 PM. The Montana Repertory Theatre brings back Neil Simon’s gag and fun-filled American theatre classic, Biloxi Blues. Seriously, though, I want to see me some Matthew Broderick in this deal. Montana Theatre on the UM campus. 7:30 PM. $11-$16. Visit montanarep.org. The Headwaters Dance Company Once-a-Year Gala Concert takes place four times but don’t let that distract you from the acrobatics and toe-tapping dance routines. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 7:30 PM. $15/$10 seniors and students. tickets available at Rockin Rudy’s and Griztix outlets. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams. Just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 8:30 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign up. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St., $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. Show up the rest of the room with your version of “Ninja Survive” when you hit the Dark Horse for Combat Karaoke. 1805 Regent Street. 9 PM. Free. Blaze on downtown for an evening of modern rock stylings with Nonpoint, Candlelight and Digital Summer. Palace. 8 PM, music at 8:30. Door charge TBA/$13 advance plus fees at tickets300.com. $5 surcharge for ages 18-20. For my birthday I would like to only receive complete event information sent in on time, as well as a Leica rangefinder, either is fine. Send your event info to me by 5 PM on Fri., Jan. 25 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online. Just head to the arts section of our website and scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says “submit an event.”

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W

e all know how skijoring was invented. Some stewed Scandinavians or other snowbound peoples decided that being pulled by a dog or horse across the snow and ice at a high rate of speed was a fitting wintertime activity. Of course it is. This year, Whitefish hosts the equestrian World Ski Joring Championships. The course is 700-feetlong and horseshoe-shaped. Skiers must negotiate slalom gates and jumps, all while being pulled by a rope attached to a galloping horse’s saddle horn. Nifty crashes are all but guaranteed. While as many as 65 teams are competing for a $20,000 purse on the course, there is also a long jump competition. Last year’s winner landed upright at a distance of 52 feet.

Undoubtedly the highlight event for those of us who love the possibility of a good disaster has to be the Black Star Mule Class race. Ears are measured prior to the race to verify that the critter is truly a mule, not an imposter. The generally sassy and stubborn attitude of the mule is bound to make for some close calls and big falls. Winners of the “Best Ass in the World” trophy might just be the best skinner and skier combo on the planet. —Jason McMackin The Whitefish Winter Carnival Ski Joring World Championships take place at the Whitefish Municipal Airport on Sat., Jan 25 and Sun., Jan 26, at noon. Free. Visit whitefishskijoring.com.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 24 Olympic runner Jeff Galloway talks food at Fat Burning for Runners inside the Good Food Store, 1600 S. Third St. W. Noon. Free. Be one of the good time boys and a better runner after attending Jeff Galloway’s Three-Hour Running School at the Doubletree Hotel, 100 Madison St. 5:30–8:30 PM. $99 or $49 for Galloway Training Class participants. Visit runwildmissoula.org.

FRIDAY JANUARY 25 Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s weekly meeting to talk about past glories and upcoming activities at Bigfork’s Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Let the kids climb the walls while you have a snort next door at Draught Works at the Freestone Climbing Center’s Kids Climbing Club. Kids get instruction and encouragement; you get to chill ‘til the next episode. 935 Toole Ave. 6–8 PM. $25 per month. Make sure your first time is safe and that the person you’re doing it with knows what they’re doing. So moto on over to First Timer Friday at the Freestone Climbing Center, 935 Toole Ave. 7 PM. Free if it’s your first visit.

THURSDAY JANUARY 24 Ski “Over Seeley’s Creeks and Ridges” at the OSCR Cross Country Ski Race in Seeley Lake. The classic and skate-ski event takes place on a 50K single-loop course with specially groomed trails. There are also 25K and 10K races. To register go to seeleylakenordic.org. Fill up the thermos with chicken noodle soup and head to the Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby at Clark Canyon Reservoir, about 20 miles south of Dillon. Those with the biggest fish win prizes. Proceeds benefit Beaverhead Search and Rescue. Call 865-0133. Just don’t run on a full stomach during Run Wild Missoula’s Saturday Breakfast Club Runs, which oc-

curs every Sat. at 8 AM at Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave. After the run/walk, you’ll grab breakfast with other participants. Free to run. Visit runwildmissoula.org.

SUNDAY JANUARY 27 Prove you are winter’s biggest badass at the Powderhound Winter Triathlon National Championships at Homestake Lodge, outside Butte. The event includes a 5K run, 10K mountain bike ride and a 5K Nordic ski, all at an elevation above 6,000 feet. Visit homestakelodge.com to register. Say it with me, “Sunlight!” Go and get some at the UM Outdoor Program’s Cross-Country Ski Outing. Get a review of the basics and borrow their gear, plus catch a ride. 8AM–4 PM. $30. Call 243-5172.

TUESDAY JANUARY 29 Hey backcountry lovers, get down with the knowledge clown at the Avalanche Awareness Workshop for intermediate and up skiers and boarders. The twonight course also includes a field trip to Snowbowl on Feb. 3. No registration required. North Underground Lecture Hall. 6–8 PM. Free, but you need a pass or one-way lift ticket for the field trip.

THURSDAY JANUARY 31 Wax your boards and keep your tips up for Snowbowl’s Alpine Evening Race Series. The races take place each Wednesday through March 7, with the last race and a big old party taking place on Fri., March 9. Become the queen of the mountain or the king of the hill—either way, rule your opponents. Contact Deb at (406) 258-5260 or debdem@optimum.net. Hit the K-12 and do it for your brother who died trying to break that record back in ‘78 at Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Wednesday Night Race League. Alpine racing y’all at 6:30 PM, partying afterward. Visit skiwhitefish.com. calendar@missoulanews.com

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It is always a shock to see how little it costs to feed people in other countries. I assume that folks in the Himalayas aren’t “enjoying” McDonald’s or Pizza Hut like we Americans do, though. According to the aid group Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation, it costs just $4.63 per day to feed 35 young monks of the Dubdi Monastery. Feeding the monks is one of two projects the group is working on for 2013. The other is a service trip in collaboration with the Jamgon Kontrul Charity Eye Hospital in which TCEF members and hospital staff work with destitute, rural Tibetans of all ages to provide free eye surgery and treatments. The cost is a paltry $2,500 to bring the requisite equipment and staff to the isolated village of Zuluk Sikkim. Besides medical and food aid, the Montanabased TCEF has sought to preserve Tibetan culture and educate children since 1995. The group’s sponsorship of service trips for individuals allows people from the United States to travel to Tibet and donate their time and expertise to the people of the area.

The group’s local fundraiser involves the screening of Children of the Clouds, a documentary directed by Carlos Gonzálas that follows the struggles of Moroccan students against the country’s security forces. There is also a silent auction, Indian samosas and chai. Let me leave you with some food for thought, people: Some of us regularly spend $15 per day on local craft beer and maybe another $15 per day eating at local restaurants. That equates to nearly a week’s worth of food for 35 people in Tibet. Maybe we can pass on that third beer once in a while. —Jason McMackin The Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation fundraiser takes place at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave., on Sun., Jan. 27, from 4–6 PM. Free to attend. Please enter through the Silk Road door. Visit tibetchild.org.

[AGENDA LISTINGS] THURSDAY JANUARY 24 The Project Homeless Connect event gives the homeless and nearly homeless a chance to access medical and dental care, reading glasses, a warm meal, clothing, hair cuts, mental health counseling, legal advice, housing assistance, employment counseling, benefits enrollment, pet services and more. First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. 10 AM–3 PM. Free. Contact Melissa at 258-4980 for event information or Sierra at 728-1809 to volunteer.

FRIDAY JANUARY 25 Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Intercultural Dialogue Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, where people from various backgrounds meet on the last Fri. of each month at 4:30 PM for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info. The Bike Walk Alliance for Missoula’s annual meeting focuses not only on the stories under the rocks but the development of the Norman Maclean Trail between Missoula and Seeley Lake. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 6 PM. Get some num-nums and help out some peeps at the Teen Challenge/MT Women’s Outreach Center Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at 3815 S. Seventh St W. 6-8 pm. $7.50 per person 8 and under free. Tickets

are available at Teen Challenge Thrift Store, Higher Ground Coffee Shop and Teen Challenge Center. Call 543-1912 for further information.

MONDAY JANUARY 28 Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Union Hall above the Union Club at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org. The UM Climate Action Now Meeting is out to save the day, promoting sustainability and environmental action. UM FLAT, 633 Fifth St. E. 6:30 PM.

TUESDAY JANUARY 29 Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsolek during Compassionate Communication, a non-violent communication weekly practice group, at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat, 115 S. Third St. W. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 1–3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30 Keep tabs on state politicos and meet some same-brained folks at the MEIC Insiders Guide to the 2013 Legislature which asks: What can we expect for Montana’s climate, water, air and land — and how can you be involved most effectively? Beer and snacks on hand. Stensrud Building, 314 N First St. 5:30 PM. Free.

AGENDA is dedicated to upcoming events embodying activism, outreach and public participation. Send your who/what/when/where and why to AGENDA, c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange, Missoula, MT 59801. You can also email entries to calendar@missoulanews.com or send a fax to (406) 543-4367. AGENDA’s deadline for editorial consideration is 10 days prior to the issue in which you’d like your information to be included. When possible, please include appropriate photos/artwork.

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These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control 541-7387 MAYFLOWER• Mayflower

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FANCY Pitbull X Fancy is energetic and playful, but sometimes shy with people until she gets to know them. She is strong and pulls on the leash, but her main problem is being barky and sometimes aggressive with other dogs. She is definitely not good with small dogs; with larger ones, she likes some and dislikes others. In all cases she needs a careful introduction. If she likes a dog, she is very playful, and she plays hard. She likes to push, shove, and jump on the other dog and enjoys the other dog shoving, pushing, and jumping on her. Fancy would be a good companion for another dog who needs that kind of interactive playing. Why is she this way? This likes-some, dislikes-others behavior usually stems from a dog's lack of socialization as a puppy. Fancy had some dog friends, but probably little interaction with many types of dogs and other animals, including humans. If a person is reserved and not very social, it's best to adopt a dog whose previous owner already did the socializing for that pet. If a person really wants a puppy, there must be an effort to socialize the puppy. For a dog to learn to interpret his world and be wise, it must be socialized early. It's not fair to deny a dog these socializing skills, and Fancy is an example of this. Animal Control staff is available to answer questions on this topic. Fancy is available for a visit, some play time, a walk, or adoption.

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana 549-3934 WILDER•Meet Wilder. He is inquisitive, intelligent, friendly, playful and easygoing. Wilder will bring a smile to your face every day with his catty antics! He is available for adoption, but he is being fostered by one of our HOPE foster families. Contact the shelter to arrange a time to meet Wilder or to learn more about our invaluable HOPE Foster Program.

BEAU•This Pointer/Hound mix is the complete package. Beau likes to fetch and go for wilderness walks, lived with dogs and cats in his previous home and is housetrained. Every once in a while Beau may chase a squirrel, but he is a Pointer after all. Adopt Beau and receive $15 off a 6-week Basic Manners at the Humane Society.

BABY•Baby is a beautiful 9-year-old lap cat.

SISSY•Sweet Sissy is hoping people won't

She's a couch potato who has lived with dogs and cats in the past. She's friendly yet independent and very gentle. And Baby is eligible for the shelter’s Seniors for Seniors adoption program which waives her adoption fee for a senior adopter.

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DECK THE HALLS, NOT THE GUESTS At a Christmas party, a drunk man made a lewd comment to my wife. When she told me about it afterward, I got angry and told her I wanted to approach him and tell him not to disrespect her. She said that only crazy people do that and that she was sorry she'd even mentioned it. Isn't demanding that he apologize to her the right thing to do? What man just lets this go? —The Husband Historically, men fought duels to defend a woman's honor when her virginity was called into question. Just wondering: Is there any real worry that people at the Christmas party now suspect your wife has had sex after marriage? Sometimes you make a situation worse by taking action. This would be one of those times. The guy was drunk (which means you may have to remind him of what he said before demanding he apologize for saying it). He's creeped on your wife only once; he hasn't started following her around the supermarket, muttering that he'd like to jingle her bell. By chewing him out for what seems to have been a passing drunken incident, you would probably turn it into a lasting incident, creating lasting social discomfort for your wife. And as endearing as it is that you're raring to go all Sir Lancelot on the guy, by showing your wife you can't hold back, you'd likely cause her to hold back news of anything more emotionally charged than a spilled drink. Save your energy for offenses with a continuing negative effect, like the neighbors who leave their blindingly bright Christmas display up until Easter, making every moment you spend in your living room feel like a year being interrogated by the East German Secret Police.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The German government sponsored a scientific study of dowsing, which is a form of magical divination used to locate underground sources of water. After ten years, the chief researcher testified, "It absolutely works, beyond all doubt. But we have no idea why or how." An assertion like that might also apply to the mojo you'll have at your disposal, Aries, as you forge new alliances and bolster your web of connections in the coming weeks. I don't know how or why you'll be such an effective networker, but you will be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The United States Congress spends an inordinate amount of time on trivial matters. For example, 16 percent of all the laws it passed in the last two years were devoted to renaming post offices. That's down from the average of the previous eight years, during which time almost 20 percent of its laws had the sole purpose of renaming post offices. In my astrological opinion, you Tauruses can't afford to indulge in anything close to that level of nonsense during the next four weeks. I urge you to keep time-wasting activities down to less than five percent of your total. Focus on getting a lot of important stuff done. Be extra thoughtful and responsible as you craft the impact you're having on the world. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What if your unconscious mind has dreamed up sparkling answers to your raging questions but your conscious mind doesn't know about them yet? Is it possible you are not taking advantage of the sly wisdom that your deeper intelligence has been cooking up? I say it's time to poke around down there. It's time to take aggressive measures as you try to smoke out the revelations that your secret self has prepared for you. How? Remember your dreams, of course. Notice hunches that arise out of nowhere. And send a friendly greeting to your unconscious mind, something like, "I adore you and I'm receptive to you and I'd love to hear what you have to tell me."

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): In his book Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad says that the Cancerian singer-songwriter Steve Albini is a "connoisseur of intensity." That means he's picky about what he regards as intense. Even the two kinds of music that are often thought of as the embodiment of ferocious emotion don't make the grade for Albini. Heavy metal is comical, he says, not intense. Hardcore punk is childish, not intense. What's your definition of intensity, Cancerian? I see the coming weeks as prime time for you to commune with the very best expressions of that state of being. Be a connoisseur of intensity.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There's a butterfly sanctuary at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It's called the Enchanted Garden. As you enter, you see a sign that reads, "Please do not touch the butterflies. Let the butterflies touch you." In other words, you shouldn't initiate contact with the delicate creatures. You shouldn't pursue them or try to capture them. Instead, make yourself available for them to land on you. Allow them to decide how and when your connection will begin to unfold. In the coming week, Leo, I suggest you adopt a similar approach to any beauty you'd like to know better.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): My general philosophy is that everyone on the planet, including me, is a jerk now and then. In fact, I'm suspicious of those who are apparently so unfailingly well-behaved that they NEVER act like jerks. On the other hand, some people are jerks far too much of the time, and should be avoided. Here's my rule of thumb: How sizable is each person's Jerk Quotient? If it's below six percent, I'll probably give them a chance to be a presence in my life -- especially if they're smart and interesting. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, this gauge may be useful for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The French painter Cezanne painted images of a lot of fruit in the course of his career. He liked to take his sweet time while engaged in his work. The apples and pears and peaches that served as his models often rotted before he was done capturing their likenesses. That's the kind of approach I recommend for you in the coming days, Capricorn. Be very deliberate and gradual and leisurely in whatever labor of love you devote yourself to. No rushing allowed! With conscientious tenderness, exult in attending to every last detail of the process.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it." So said the eccentric, outspoken, and hard-partying actress Talullah Bankhead (1902-1968). Can you guess her astrological sign? Aquarius, of course. Her greatest adventure came from trying to keep up with all the unpredictable urges that welled up inside her. She found it challenging and fun to be as unique as she could possibly be. I nominate her to be your role model in the next four weeks. Your assignment is to work extra hard at being yourself.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Dardanelles Strait is a channel that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, separating Europe from Asia. In some places it's less than a mile wide. But the currents are fierce, so if you try to swim across at those narrow points, you're pushed around and end up having to travel five or six miles. In light of the current astrological omens, I'm predicting that you will have a comparable challenge in the coming days, Pisces. The task may seem easier or faster than it actually is. Plan accordingly. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on January 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider an ordinance to create chapter 2.11 Missoula Municipal Code entitled “Development Services” in order to create a Development Services office and establishing the composition and duties the office is to perform including administration, planning, engineering, code compliance, permitting, transportation services, land use and public/private building/construction projects. For further information contact Martha Rehbein, City Clerk at 552-6078. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk

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CITY OF MISSOULA PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following items on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Proposed amendments to Title 20 Missoula City Zoning Ordinance Chapter 20.45.060 Accessory Dwelling Units and Chapter 20.60.020 Required Motor Vehicle Parking As directed by the Missoula City Council, Development Services prepared potential amendments to the Missoula City Zoning Ordinance Chapter 20.45.060 Accessory Uses and Structures, Accessory Dwelling Units and Chapter 20.60.020 Required Motor Vehicle Parking. The proposed language amendments to be reviewed by the Planning Board include expanding the option to create an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to single family zoning districts allowing attached (or internal) ADUs by-right and allowing detached ADUs (backyard apartments) through the conditional use process. The proposed amendment to the parking chapter would change the off-street parking requirement for any two unit development from four to three parking spaces when the project includes at least one unit with 850 square feet in area or less. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on this item at a time to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The project files are available for public inspection at Development Services, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone Tom Zavitz at 258-4657 or email tzavitz@ci.missoula.mt.us If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 552-6630. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services. CITY OF MISSOULA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES: Design, Engineering, and Contract Administration for Construction of the URD II – Cedar, Hawthorne, and West Broadway Street Improvement Project City of Missoula, Montana NOTICE TO ENGINEERING CONSULTING FIRMS: Notice is hereby given that the Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA), acting as Project Owner (“Owner”) for the City of Missoula, will receive written statements of qualifications and proposals for professional services related to the Urban Renewal District II (URD II) – Cedar, Hawthorne, West Broadway Street Improvement Project for the purpose of improving the streets surrounding a new Poverello Center on 1100 block of West Broadway and the expansion of the YWCA facilities on the 1100 block of Cedar St. The project will be funded with URD II tax increment funds. The Project will involve the redesign of the Cedar/West Broadway intersection and the reconstruction of Cedar St. and Hawthorne St. including drainage structures, curb, sidewalk, landscaping, and street lighting. The Project Area is defined as Cedar Street between West

Broadway and Hawthorne St.; Hawthorne St. between Cedar St. and West Broadway; and the north side of West Broadway between Hawthorne St. and Cedar St. Assistance with rightof-way acquisition and utility relocation coordination may be required. Communications with MRA staff, property owners, and City officials are important components of the engineer’s work. The design development phase of this project will begin as soon as possible upon selection of an engineering firm by a City Selection Committee. The selected engineer will be required to follow applicable City, State and Federal regulations. Information to be submitted by prospective firms in their written statements, qualifications, and professional proposals should include: 1. Qualifications of the firm: This section should include a list of design, engineering, and construction management of similar public projects completed by the firm over the last five years. The agency name, contact person, and phone number of the person who worked most closely with the firm on these projects should be included along with information regarding construction dates, quantities, and project cost. 2. Key Personnel: This section shall include a list of the key personnel in the firm and describe their experience doing work related to the Project. Also include a statement regarding the firm’s intention to subcontract any portion of this work to another firm. 3. Proposed Schedule: Submit a proposed schedule of Project services including design development, surveying and engineering, final design, construction drawings and bid documents,

construction management, and Project closeout; and the ability of the firm to meet the scope of services as outlined. Include projected work load and availability of key personnel to complete the work within the schedule. 4. Additional Information: Any additional information that is relevant for MRA to consider in reviewing and comparing the firm’s proposal. 5. Scope of Services: The Professional Services Agreement entered into by the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the selected firm will include the following phases: A. Design Development. The selected engineer will provide the following during preliminary design of the Project within the above described Project Area: public notification of the Project; field surveying and engineering; curb and sidewalk alignment to accommodate existing utilities; drainage plan; asphalt patching to existing pavement and/or partnership with the City Streets Division for repaving of streets; soils investigation, utility relocation, and /or right-of-way acquisition if applicable; and preliminary cost estimates. The engineer’s preliminary design will be reviewed and approved by City Development Services engineering officials prior to approval by the MRA Board of Commissioners. The selected engineer will hold a public meeting with adjacent land owners in the Project area to present preliminary design, and also provide for public outreach and communications with property owners to mitigate design and/or en-

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The City of Missoula Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, at 7:30 p.m. to consider the following applications: A request from Paradigm Architects; Signs as Part of Building and Building Graphic for Top Hat Lounge located at 134 W. Front St. (SEE MAP C).

will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 280 and 534. Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc. household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday, January 28th, 2013. All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All sales are final.

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Your attendance and your comments are welcome and encouraged. E-mails can be sent to kcolenso@ci.missoula.mt.us. Project files may be viewed at the Missoula Development Services at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, Montana. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

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PUBLIC NOTICES croachment issues prior to bidding the Project. B. Final design. Upon City and MRA approval of preliminary design and cost estimates, the selected engineer will prepare construction drawings and specifications of the street improvements including typical details of street, curb, and sidewalk sections. In addition, the selected engineer will provide final cost estimates, prepare contractor bidding documents, advertise bid, assist owner in analyzing bids, make a recommendation for awarding a construction contract, and issue a Notice of Award. C. Construction Management. The selected engineer will issue a Notice To Proceed to the selected Contractor and proceed to inspect, oversee, and review contractor submittals, contractor work progress, and contractor’s adherence to contract specifications and construction schedule. The selected engineer will provide or prepare the following: construction surveying, construction staking, materials quality testing and compaction testing, field changes, change orders, and as-built drawings. Additionally, the engineer will review and recommend approval of contractor’s requests for payment, and coordinate inspections by City officials. D. Project Close-Out. The selected engineer will make an inspection with MRA and City engineering officials, certify Project construction, and prepare a Certificate of Substantial Completion. The selected engineer will prepare a punchlist of items remaining for completion or correction prior to final inspection by MRA and City engineering officials and final payment by MRA. In addition the selected engineer will provide a warranty inspection with MRA and City engineering officials one year after the completion of the Project. An Engineer will be chosen by a selection committee using the following process: A. Four (4) copies of written statements, qualifications and professional proposals shall be submitted to the Missoula Redevelopment Agency, 140 W. Pine St, Missoula, Montana 59802, on or before 5:00 p.m., local time the 28th February, 2013, enclosed in an envelope clearly marked “Response to Request For Proposals for URD II – Cedar, Hawthorne, and West Broadway Street Improvement Project. Written

statements, qualifications, and professional proposals submitted will be evaluated by a Selection Committee appointed for this purpose. Qualified candidates will be evaluated based on their written proposal. Interviews will be conducted at the discretion of the Selection Committee. B. Proposals will be analyzed based on the following criteria: 1. Qualifications of the firm and professional personnel to be assigned to the Project: 50% 2. Related experience on similar City of Missoula or MRA infrastructure projects: 35% 3. Recent and current work for the City of Missoula: 10% 4. Capability to meet time requirements based upon present and projected workloads: 5% The proposal chosen by the Selection Committee will be presented to the MRA Board of Commissioners for approval. The MRA reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals deemed to be in the best interests of the City and Urban Renewal District II. Upon MRA Board approval of the engineer recommended by the Selection Committee, a negotiation process for an Agreement for Professional Services between the selected engineer and the MRA will follow. Once an acceptable Agreement for Professional Services has been reached, MRA staff will make a recommendation to approve the Agreement at the March 20, 2013 regular meeting of the MRA Board of Commissioners. The selected engineer will be required to be registered with the State of Montana and carry liability insurance agreeable with current City liability insurance standards. Questions regarding the Project should be directed to Tod Gass, Project Coordinator, Missoula Redevelopment Agency, 140 W. Pine St, Missoula, MT 59802 or by calling (406) 552-6159. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with state statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, the MRA reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate. The City of Missoula and the Missoula Redevelopment Agency are EEO/AA, M/F, V/H Employers. Qualified women, veterans,

minority and handicapped individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, on a resolution to adopt the Municipal Conservation & Climate Action Plan. A copy of the resolution is available in the City Clerk Office, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. For further information, contact Ginny Merriam at 552-6007. Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting and comment on the proposal. If you cannot attend, you may e-mail your comments to the City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us You can also mail them to the City Clerk at the address listed above. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk Missoula County Airport Authority Missoula International Airport Request for Qualifications and Proposals For General Contractor/Construction Manager Services The Missoula County Airport Authority is formally requesting a statement of interest and qualifications for General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) services for the expansion and remodel of the Airport’s existing Operations & Maintenance Building. Parties interested in an RFQ/RFP packet should contact Cathy Tortorelli or Nancy Van Zant at the Missoula County Airport Authority Administration Office, 5225 Highway 10 West, Missoula, MT 59808, (406) 7284381. Submissions to this RFQ/RFP request will be accepted no later than 1:00 pm, local time on February 1, 2013. MISSOULA COUNTY COMBINED NOTICE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT and NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE City of Missoula Department of Grants & Community Programs 435 Ryman Missoula, MT 59802 406-2583688 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for

activities to be undertaken by the City of Missoula and Missoula Housing Authority. On or before February 12, 2013, the Missoula Housing Authority (MHA) will request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to approve expenditures by MHA from public housing disposition proceeds, to support construction of a duplex on the northwest corner of the intersection of California Street and River Street. Finding of No Significant Impact The City of Missoula has determined that such request for approval of expenditure will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the City has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190). The project site is an empty lot in a residential neighborhood, and is appropriately zoned. The short legal description of the lot is T 13NR 19W Section 21. The geocode is 2200-21-3-46-04-0000. An Environmental Review Record documenting review of all project activities in respect to impacts on the environment has been made by the above-named City of Missoula. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Public Comments on Findings Any interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision may submit written comments for consideration by the City of Missoula to John Adams at the Department of Grants & Community Programs on or before February 11, 2013. All such comments so received will be considered by OPG prior to MHA’s submission of a request for authorization of expenditure. Certification The City of Missoula is certifying to HUD that John Adams in his official capacity as Environmental Certifying Officer consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision-making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA. John Adams Environmental Certifying Of-

ficer Missoula Department of Grants & Community Programs 406-258-3688 Central Mini Storage will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: #2. Units contain misc. items. These units may be viewed by appt. only by calling 543-9798. Please speak to Shannon. Written sealed bids may be submitted to the storage offices at 401 SW Higgins, Missoula, MT 59803 prior to January 25th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. AUCTION SALES ARE FINAL AFTER THIS DATE. Buyer’s bid will be for the entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. CASH or MONEY ORDER will be accepted as form of payment MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DV-12-1517 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. BOOMTOWNE CENTER, LLC, Plaintiff, v. VINCENT L. FARNUM, FREDA A. FARNUM, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN HEIRS, OR ANY UNKNOWN DEVISEES OF ANY DECEASED PERSON, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS, UNKNOWN, CLAIMING OR WHO MIGHT CLAIM ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE OR INTEREST IN OR LIEN OR ENCUMBRANCE UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S OWNERSHIP OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM OR POSSIBLE CLAIM BE PRESENT OR CONTINGENT, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS, GREETINGS: You are hereby SUMMONED to answer the Complaint to Quiet Title in this Action which is filed with the above-named Court, a copy of which is served upon you, and to file your written answer with the Court and serve a copy thereof upon Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty-one (21) days after service of this SUMMONS, or such other period as may be specified by law, exclusive of the day of service. Your failure to appear or answer will result in judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. A filing fee must accompany the answer. This action is brought for the purpose of Quieting Title to the following-described real properties located in Missoula County, Montana: That portion of Block 19, Homevale Addition, lying Northwesterly of U.S. Highway 93, according to the official plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Missoula County, Montana. TOGETHER WITH that portion of the vacated alley located therein, as vacated by Resolution recorded on November 27, 1963, in Book ‘V’ of Miscellaneous at Page 158, records of Missoula County, Montana. Recording Reference: Book 265 of Micro at page 1726. This real property includes the real property previously

identified as Lots 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Block 19 of Homevale Addition to Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof and on file in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of said County. Dated this 14th day of January, 2013. (SEAL) /s/ Shirley E. Faust By: /s/ Cady Sowre, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DN-12-101 Dept. No. 1 Judge Edward P. McLean SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING J.L., A YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE. TO: TRISHA BREUER AND GRANT LAFROMBOISE Re: J.L., born August 17, 1998 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana, 59808, has filed a Petition for Emergency Protective Services, Adjudication as a Youth in Need of Care and Temporary Legal Custody or for said youth to be otherwise cared for; Now, Therefore, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on the 20th day of February, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why the Order to Show Cause, Order Granting Emergency Protective Services and Notice of Show Cause Hearing should not also remain in effect; why the youth should not be adjudicated a youth in need of care; why CFS should not be awarded temporary legal custody of the youth for six months, or until further order of the Court; why the Petition should not be granted or why said youth should not be otherwise cared for. Trisha Breuer is represented by the Office of Public Defender, 610 Woody St., Missoula, Montana 59802, (406) 523-5140. Grant Lafromboise is represented by the Office of Public Defender, 610 Woody St., Missoula, Montana 59802, (406) 523-5140. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the youth, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the Petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of District Court for Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable Edward P. McLean, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 16th day of January, 2013. /s/ EDWARD P. MCLEAN District Judge MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-13-1, Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF ROBERT A. DURINGER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Janice Sue Duringer has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Janice Sue Duringer, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Sally Johnson, Johnson Law Firm, PLLC, 234 East Pine Street, Missoula, Montana 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 17th day of January, 2013. JOHNSON LAW FIRM, PLLC, 234 East Pine Street, PO Box 8327, Missoula, MT 59802 /s/ Sally J. Johnson, Attorney for Personal Representative. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 4 Cause No. DP-13-4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PATTY LOU LOVAAS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Orville Lovaas, at St. Peter Law Offices, P.C., 2820 Radio Way, PO Box 17255, Missoula, MT 59808 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 11th day of January, 2013. /s/ Orville Lovaas, Personal Representative /s/ Don C. St. Peter MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-12-222 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET M. BRABECK, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Jeanne M Brabeck, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 20th day of Decem-

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ber, 2012. /s/ Jeanne M. Brabeck, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE, P.C. Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Patrick Dougherty MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate Case No. DP-11-203 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of NORMAN JAMES NICKMAN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to the Personal Representative, John Nickman, at 2207 Benton, Avenue B, Missoula, MT 59801, return receipt requested, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 29th day of November, 2012. /s/ Mark McLaverty /s/ John Nickman, Personal Representative, 2207 Benton, Avenue B, Missoula, MT 59801 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate Case No. DP-12-219 Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the BETTY JUNE DAHLSTROM, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MICHAEL RAY DAHLSTROM has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-entitled estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to MICHAEL RAY DAHLSTROM, the personal representative, return receipt requested at c/o Victor F. Valgenti, Attorney at Law, 200 University Plaza, 100 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. DATED this 3rd day of January, 2013. /s/ Victor F. Valgenti, attorney for Michael Ray Dahlstrom, Personal Representative. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-12-224 Dept. 2 Judge Robert L. Deschamps, III NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of MARGERY JEAN FOOT, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or their claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Jamie Lee Foot, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of her attorney, Kristine L. Foot, Foot Law Offices, P.C., 701 W. Central Ave., Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the Court. Dated this 13th day of December, 2012 /s/ Jamie Lee Foot, Personal Representative Dated this 24th day of December, 2012. FOOT LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for the Personal Representative /s/ Kristine L. Foot NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by BENJAMIN T. CORY, as successor Trustee, of the public sale of the real property hereinafter described pursuant to the “Small Tract Financing Act of Montana” (Section 711-301, et seq., MCA). The following information is provided: THE NAMES OF THE GRANTOR, ORIGINAL TRUSTEE, THE BENEFICIARY IN THE TRUST INDENTURE, ANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE BENEFICIARY OR GRANTOR, ANY SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, AND THE PRESENT RECORD OWNER ARE: Grantor: CRIS IVERSON and AMBER IVERSON (the “Grantor”) Original Trustee: STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY Successor Trustee: BENJAMIN T. CORY, an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Montana (the “Trustee”) Beneficiary: TREASURE STATE BANK (the “Beneficiary”) Present Record Owner: CRIS IVERSON and AMBER IVERSON THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY COVERED BY THE TRUST INDENTURE IS: The real property and its appurtenances in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: LOT 2-A OF SELLE ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING DATA: The following instruments and documents have been recorded in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Missoula County, Montana. Deed of Trust dated September 2, 2008, and recorded September 10, 2008, in Book 826, Page 191, under Document No. 200821007; and Substitution of Trustee dated December 3, 2012 and recorded December 7, 2012, in Book 904, Page 1259, under Document No. 201224182. THE DEFAULT FOR WHICH THE FORECLOSURE IS MADE IS: Nonpayment of monthly installments of $1,308.00 due under the Promissory Note dated September 2, 2008, which is secured by the Deed of Trust. The borrower is due for the

PUBLIC NOTICES September 8, 2012 payment and for each subsequent monthly payment. THE SUMS OWING ON THE OBLIGATION SECURED BY THE TRUST INDENTURES AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2012 ARE: Principal: $210,262.52 Interest: Interest continues to accrue at a rate of 6.0% per annum. As of November 30, 2012 the interest balance is $3,456.37 and interest accrues at the rate of $34.5637 per day. Late fees: $261.60 The Beneficiary anticipates and intends to disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the real property, and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts or taxes are paid by the Grantors or successor in interest to the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligation secured by the Trust Indenture. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of the sale include the Trustee’s and attorney’s fees, and costs and expenses of sale. THE TRUSTEE, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE BENEFICIARY, HEREBY ELECTS TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE AFORESAID OBLIGATIONS. THE DATE, TIME, PLACE AND TERMS OF SALE ARE: Date: May 1, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m., Mountain Standard Time or Mountain Daylight Time, whichever is in effect. Place: Crowley Fleck PLLP, 305 S. 4th St. E., Ste. 100, Missoula, MT 59801 Terms: This sale is a public sale and any person, including the Beneficiary, and excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. DATED: December 11, 2012. /s/ Benjamin T. Cory BENJAMIN T. CORY, Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ) ss County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on December 11, 2012, by BENJAMIN T. CORY, as Trustee. /s/ Christa Shaw Christa Shaw (SEAL) Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Missoula, Montana My commission expires: 04/18/2015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 11/30/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200631097, Bk. 788, Pg. 366, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Matthew M. Miller and Rebecca L. Miller was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title and Escrow was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title and Escrow as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 1 of Kalberg Estates, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201200002, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-WF1. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 04/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of November 20, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $559,739.97. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $365,584.06, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on April 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are

also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.17612) 1002.99556-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/29/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200516250, BK-755, PG-298, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Kelly J. Keintz, a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Title Services, Inc was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Services, Inc as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Parcel I: Lot 23A of Daly’s Addition, Block 64, Lots 23A and 24A, a Platted Subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official recorded Plat thereof. Parcel II: Together with a 15 foot permanent water and private utility service easement across Lot 24A as delineated on the Plat of said Subdivision. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 08/01/12 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of November 29, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $139,775.37. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $134,612.20, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on April 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.103504) 1002.236401File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702634, Book 791, Page 655, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Mark W. Knight and Laura A. Knight, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Home123 Corporation was Beneficiary and First American Title Insurance Company was Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 55-B of Snider Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200807848, Bk. 816, Pg. 1024, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-AR3. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the ob-

ligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of December 5, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $934,559.06. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $599,322.54, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on April 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7777.26264) 1002.97599-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/11/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200701747, Bk 790, Pg 1285, and Modified February 24, 2011 as Instrument No. 201103461, Bk 874, Pg 476, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Randie M. Pringle was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title and Escrow Corp was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title and Escrow Corp as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: A tract of land located in the SE1/4 of Section 7, Township 15 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as Tract D of Certificate of Survey No. 1816. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 02/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of December 10, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $398,636.54. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $381,526.84, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on April 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of

the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.93790) 1002.236945File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 01, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 47 OF SUNRISE ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF DANA R NICHOLS AND TABITHA NICHOLS, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Pinnacle Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Long Beach Mortgage Company, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated June 22, 2006 and recorded on June 28, 2006 at 4:27 o’clock P.M., in Book 777, Page 1193, under Document No. 200615820. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-7 by Washington Mutual Bank as successor in interest to Long Beach Mortgage Company. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust, by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,444.59, beginning January 1, 2009, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 26, 2012 is $171,198.03 principal, interest at the rate of 9.350% now totaling $62,500.54, late charges in the amount of $86.68, escrow advances of $8,203.66, suspense balance of $-397.61 and other fees and expenses advanced of $5,588.32, plus accruing interest at the rate of $43.85 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 23, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 23rd day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Chase Vs Nichols 41816.853

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 11, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 2 OF REHDER HOMESITES, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF John S. Knutson and Sandi Knutson, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated April 27, 2007 and recorded April 30, 2007 at 12:44 o’clock P.M. in Book 796, Page 330 as Document No. 200710288. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,021.27, beginning June 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 26, 2012 is $238,451.38 principal, interest at the rate of 3.87500% now totaling $5,252.88, late charges in the amount of $408.48, escrow advances of $4,556.56, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,050.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $25.31 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by thetrustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: November 5, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho )ss. County of Bingham ) On this 5th day of November, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shauna Romrell Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 06/04/2016 GMAC vs. Knutson 41207.791 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 4, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: The following described premises, in Missoula County, Montana, towit: Lot 19 in Block 4 of EO Mar Estates Phase 1, a platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official Recorded Plat thereof. Being the same fee

simple property conveyed by deed from Larry Zagelow by Deanna Zagelow as Attorney in Fact and Deanna Zagelow as Attorney in Fact and Deanna Zagelow Joint Tenants to David Dixon and Kristin Berry Joint Tenants, dated 3/1/2005 recorded on 3/4/2005 in Book 748 Page 1366 in Missoula County Records, State of MT. Properly described as: Lot 19 in Block 4 of El Mar Estates Phase I, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Kristin Berry and David Dixon, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Finiti Title, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to CitiFinancial, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated July 31, 2007 and recorded on August 3, 2007 in Book 802, Page 1357 under Document No. 200719955. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiFinancial, Inc. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,881.63, beginning September 15, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 22, 2012 is $187,215.79 principal, interest at the rate of 11.6088% now totaling $43,849.74, and other fees and expenses advanced of $50.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $59.54 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 30, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 30th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shannon Gavin Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 01/19/2018 Citifinancial V Dixon 41499.967 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 4, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 3A OF DAWN ACRES NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Dawn E. Lorash and Stephen W. Lorash, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Community Bank- Missoula, Inc, as Bene-

ficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on May 4, 2004 and recorded on May 10, 2004 in Book 731, Page 1396 as Document No. 200412535. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to Principal Residential Mortgage, Inc. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,176.01, beginning June 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 9, 2012 is $141,427.41 principal, interest at the rate of 5.8750% now totaling $12,645.49, late charges in the amount of $804.44, escrow advances of $3,916.77, suspense balance of $-281.21 and other fees and expenses advanced of $5,934.01, plus accruing interest at the rate of $22.76 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 24, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 24th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Citimortgage Vs. Lorash 41926.901 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 8, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 2 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5236 Amber Armitage and Erik Armitage, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co. of MT, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Montana First Credit Union, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated May 22, 2007 and Recorded May 29, 2007 in Book 798, Page 184 under Document Number 200713098. The beneficial interest is currently held by PHH Mortgage Corporation. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The

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PUBLIC NOTICES beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,387.87, beginning November 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 19, 2012 is $195,645.80 principal, interest at the rate of 7.125% now totaling $13,434.29, late charges in the amount of $138.76, escrow advances of $3,359.53, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,723.98, plus accruing interest at the rate of $38.10 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30

days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 30, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 30th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 PHH V. Armitage 41392.532 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 8, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 8 of Montana Vista Phase I, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof. Michael R. Vandam, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Charles J. Peterson, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated February 16, 2006 and recorded on February 16, 2006 at 04:29P, under Document No. 200603660, in Bk-769, Pg-122.. The beneficial interest is currently held by PHH Mortgage Corporation. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $732.34, beginning July 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 1, 2012 is $115,503.23 principal, interest at the rate of 5.5000% now totaling $2,646.95, late charges in the amount of $409.67, escrow advances of $324.81, and other fees and expenses advanced of $956.64, plus accruing interest at the rate of $17.40 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may

be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: November 1, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 1st day of November, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shauna Romrell Notary

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Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 06/04/2016 Phh/vandam 41392.802 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on May 31, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: The West 20 feet of Lot 19 and all of Lot 20 in Block 22 of Hammond Addition, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book 398 of Micro Records at Page 1422. Tanna E. Clews and Christiana E. Clews, as Grantors, conveyed the real property to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Missoula Federal Credit Union, as Beneficiary, by Trust Indenture dated July 12, 2007, and recorded that same date in Book 801 of Micro Records at Page 573, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded January 11, 2013, in Book 906, Page 1129, Document No. 201300763, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Trust Indenture, and for which default of this foreclosure is made, is for failure to pay the monthly payments as and when due. Pursuant to the provisions of the Trust Indenture, the Beneficiary has exercised, and hereby exercises, its option to declare the full amount secured by such Trust Indenture immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $284,028.61, plus interest at a rate of 7.5% totaling $11,360.64 and late fees of $3,662.23, for a total amount due of $299,051.48, as of January 8, 2013, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees, and other accruing costs. The Beneficiary has elected, and does hereby elect, to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation referenced above. The Beneficiary declares that the Grantor is in default as described above and demands that the Trustee sell the property described above in accordance with terms and provisions of this Notice. DATED 14th day of January, 2013. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee. STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula). On this 14th day of January, 2013 before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Kevin S. Jones, Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Christy Shipp, Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana. My Commission Expires: 5/7/2013 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 04/26/2013 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which SANDRA G ROSTAD, A MARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/18/2003 and recorded 08/26/2003, in document No. 200331595 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 715 at Page Number 1344 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE WEST 15 FEET OF LOT 8 AND ALL OF LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 20 OF CAR LINE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MISSOULA, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL NO. 0037158. MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS: THE WEST 15 FEET OF LOT 8 AND ALL OF LOTS 9 AND 10 IN BLOCK 20 OF CAR LINE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MISSOULA, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 618 MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 2081. Property Address: 2401 WEST KENT

AVENUE, MISSOULA, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by HSBC BANK USA, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES INC. MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2004-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-1. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 03/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $109,715.66 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.75% per annum from 03/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 12/13/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0057023 FEI NO. 1006.162339 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 05/14/2013 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash,

the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which DAVID M KNAPP, AND KAREN E KNAPP, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/30/2010 and recorded 09/03/2010, in document No. 201017002 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 865 at Page Number 495 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 37-A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 3358, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SE1/4NW1/4 AND NE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 1620 CAMAS RD, Potomac, MT 59823. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 02/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $188,008.62 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.50% per annum from 02/01/2012 until

PUBLIC NOTICES paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 12/28/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120077336 FEI NO. 1006.168183 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 05/14/2013, at the hour of 11:00 AM sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which PATRICK LANDELLS & AMY HOUSE, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES, LLC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/06/2006 and recorded 10/12/2006, in document No. 200626539 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 785 at Page Number 153 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS B AND C OF CAR LINE ADDITION, BLOCK 55, LOTS 25 THRU 28, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 15 FOOT WIDE PRIVATE SEWER SERVICE LINE EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS LOT A AS SET FORTH ON SAID PLAT. Property Address: 3114 SOUTH CLARK STREET, MISSOULA, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $208,201.89 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 01/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 12/28/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0042687 FEI NO. 1006.159286

NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on March 8, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 1 OF WEBBER ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF Eugene Karl Schafer and Janet Lindquist Schafer, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Equity Direct Mortgage Corp., A California Corporation, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated May 8, 1998 and recorded May 13, 1998 in Book 541, Page 296, as Document No. 9812132. The beneficial interest is currently held by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,109.48, beginning January 1, 2009, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 15, 2012 is $97,135.05 principal, interest at the rate of 10.00% now totaling $38,417.19, late charges in the amount of $567.00, escrow advances of $10,382.16, and other fees and expenses advanced of $10,531.11, plus accruing interest at the rate of $26.61 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale Is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 30, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 30th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 Nationstar V Schafer 41706.582 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS(RFP) LAWN CARE AND MAINTENANCE PLEASANT VIEW HOMES SUBDIVISION - MISSOULA, MT The Pleasant View HOA is requesting proposals for professional lawn care and sprinkler maintenance for all common and park areas owed by the association. Lawn care services will include grass cutting, edging, trimming, mulching and mechanical blowing. Tasks will be done on a contractual scheduled basis. Sprinkler maintenance will include annual start-up, winterization, and repairs as needed. Contract will be

SUSTAINAFIEDS for 1 year with the option to renew annually for 3 years. Must be licensed and insured in the State of Montana. No proposal can be withdrawn from a period of 90 days from due date. Proposals must be received by US mail before 5:00 pm February 7th, 2013. Information about submitting proposals can be obtained by contacting Bill McGlynn at secretary@pleasantviewhomes.org. Dated:01/17/13 Trustee Sale Number: 12-03253-3 Loan Number: 1127137821 APN: 1758557 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE`S SALE TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on May 22, 2013 at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized local time, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 200 WEST BROADWAY, MISSOULA, MT following described real property in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 2 OF MEADOWLARK ADDITION NO.2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. More commonly known as: 3516 WASHBURN ST , MISSOULA, MT TREVOR DELANEY, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE COMPANY as Beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated 8/16/2006, and recorded on 08/18/2006 in Film No. 781 at Page 512 under Document No. 200621098, in the Official Recordds of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-15XS (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated May 2, 2011 and recorded in the records of Missoula County, Montana. There has been a default in the performance of said Deed of Trust: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears as of December 23, 2012: Balance due on monthly payment from September 1, 2012 and which payments total: $1,681.28: Late charges: $140.08 : Late Charge Forecasted: $0.00 Bad Check: $0.00 Net Other Fees: $30.00 Advances: $0.00 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $189,123.37 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 7.37500% per annum from August 1, 2012, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceedings to sell the property described above at public sale in accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 DATED: January 7, 2013 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee 135 Main St. Ste.1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature P1016012 1/24, 1/31, 02/07/2013

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REAL ESTATE HOMES 108 North Davis. 3 bed, 1.5 bath with 2 car garage near Milwaukee Bike Path. Lots of upgrades and a great front porch. $180,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com 1136 & 1136 1/2 Howell. 3 UNITS. 3 bed house & two 2 bed apartments on corner lot. $380,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

11689 Stolen Rock Court. 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 car garage on 3.15 acres. $319,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 12791 Junegrass. Newly built 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage on 1 acre lot with 10 year building warranty. $224,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 1315 Kelly Island Court. 5 bed, 3 bath on cul-de-sac with sports court, pool & 3 car garage. $559,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com

1360 Starwood Drive. 4 bed, 3 bath in Grant Creek backing open space. 3 car heated garage, garden shed & deck. $449,900. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com 1480 Cresthaven. 3 bed, 2.5 bath on over one private acre. Open floor plan, dream master bathroom and double garage. $350,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com 1623 Wild Turkey Lane, Stevensville. Over 200 acre private ranch with creek surrounded by conservation easement land. $949,000. Shannon Hilliard, Pru-

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dential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@ prudentialmissoulaproperties.com 1700 Madeline. 5 bed, 3 bath at foot of Mount Sentinel. Vintage architecture, paned glass, wood floors. $685,000. Vickie & Chris Honzel, Lambros Real Estate 406-531-2605. vickiehonzel@lambrosera.com 2 Bdr, 1 Bath single-level Windsor Park home. $170,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

229 Mansion Heights. 4 bed, 4 bath Prairie Style with deck, patio, floor to ceiling windows and amazing views. $895,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com

3 Bdr, 2 Bath Pleasant View home. $205,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

2441 McIntosh. 2 bed, 2 bath in 55+ community. HOA fees include club house, yard work, sewer & garbage. $106,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503 riceteam@bigsky.net

3 Bdr, 2 Bath Pleasant View home. $239,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

2905 Larch Camp Road. 3 bed, 2.5 bath on 2.5 acres in Pattee Canyon. Fully furnished. $639,000. Vickie & Chris Honzel, Lambros Real Estate 406-5312605. vickiehonzel@lambrosera.com

322 David Court. 3 bed, 1 bath on 1/4 fenced acre near river trail. 3 car garage & many great upgrades. $200,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula.

239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com 3455 Jack Drive. 4 bed, 3 bath Linda Vista home with large kitchen, double garage & park-like landscaping. $295,000. Vickie & Chris Honzel, Lambros Real Estate 406-531-2605. vickiehonzel@lambrosera.com 4 Bdr, 1 Bath South Hills home. $179,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

REAL ESTATE 4227 South 7th West. Beautiful sample home to be built. 4 bed, 2.5 bath with covered porch and 2 car garage. Lot available separately for $125,000. MLS #20121798, $325,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 426 East Central. 5 bed, 3 bath in U District. Mother-in-law apartment, 2 car garage & large fenced yard. $445,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 5329229. tory@montana.com 5209 Dutton Court. 5 bed, 3 bath with fantastic kitchen, laundry room and 3 car garage. Near city park. $339,900. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816 annierealtor@gmail.com 5222 Forest Hill. 4 bed, 4 bath on over 3.5 acres near Bitterroot River adjacent to USFS land. $1,095,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estae 532-9229. tory@montana.com 5501 Prospect. 4 bed, 4 bath adjacent to common area in Grant Creek. Sun room, hot tub and many upgrades. $385,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com 6544 McArthur. 3 bed, 2.5 bath with gas fireplace and 2 car garage. $240,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net

Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 360-8234 Fantastic Home With View 6305 St. Thomas. 4 bed, 3 bath, updated and gorgeous setting with large private lot, double garage, landscaped and ready to move into! KD 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home Middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, 1/2 acre + lot, enormous shop, great home. 203 Curtis. 2405227 porticorealestate.com Lot 16A McArthur. 3 bed, 2 bath with great views. Budget for improvements. $184,900. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net Lower Miller Creek. 4 bed, 3 bath with daylight walkout basement, large fenced yard & 3 car garage. $309,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com. Open Floor Plan 1520 South 6th West. 2 bed, 1.5 bath with wood floors, fenced yard & basement. $185,000. KD Dickinson, Portico Real Estate 327-8787. kdrae52@msn.com

Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com Remarkably Cute 2039 South 10th West. 2 bedroom home on large lot centrally located near Good Food Store, bike trails and schools. Full basement and single garage. KD, Portico Real Estate, 2405227 www.porticorealestate.com

Booher, Prudential Missoula 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

$165,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com

Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com

2025 Mullan Road. Mullan Heights Riverfront Condos. Large secure units with affordable HOA dues. Starting at $144,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net

6614 MacArthur. 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhome with amazing views. $194,500. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properites. 240-6503 riceteam@bigsky.net

Affordable Townhomes Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. STARTING AT $79,000. 1400 Burns. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES

3100 Washburn #31. 2 bed, 1 bath fully remodeled with all appliances & gas fireplace. $100 HOA dues. $115,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

1641 Stoddard To-be-built 6-plex on Northside. $650,500 Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties

4100 Mullan #102. Super-efficient studio with gas fireplace, laundry, storage & AC. $100/month HOA fee. $124,900. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com

1847 West Central. 3 bed, 1.5 bath townhome with 2 car garage. No HOA fees. MLS #20121385. $158,500. Jake

5108 Village View #6. 2 bed, 2 bath with private deck, patio and single garage.

723 North 5th West. 2 bed, 1.5 bath with maple floors, open kitchen, fenced backyard & lots of light. $179,500. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com 8 Catrina Lane. 2 bed, 1 bath single level townhome with large fenced yard, patio & garage. $132,000. Shannon Hilliard,

Open & Light & Green & Clean Efficiency abounds in this 3 bed, 2.5 bath stand-alone super-insulated condo with heated floors and so much more. $250,000. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. 2405227. porticorealestate.com

Beautiful Downtown Triplex Two 2 bedroom units and one 1 bedroom; great rental history; great building on Historic Register with tons of character and in great shape! $359,500. 518 Alder porticorealestate.com 240-5227

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7452 Peregrine Court. 4 bed, 3.5 bath Stratford Munufactured on 1/2 acre bordering Flynn Ranch. $329,000. Tory Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com 8693 Snapdragon. 3 bed, 2 bath on 1/4 acre outside Missoula. $204,900. No money down! Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 541-7355. montpref@bigsky.net 955 Clements. 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Target Range with gas fireplace, wood floors, deck and large heated shop. $463,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 5446114. jbooher@montana.com

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$639,000 8693 Snapdragon $204,900 • Newly built 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage on 1/4 acre • 10 year building warranty

12791 Junegrass $224,900 • Newly built 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage on 1 acre • 10 year building warranty!

Mullan Heights Riverside Condos Starting at $144,900 • Large secure units with affordable HOA dues

3 bed, 2.5 bath on 2.5 acres. Pattee Canyon. Four car garage. Amazing architecture. Furniture included. Fantastic views & adjacent public lands.

11689 Stolen Rock Court, Frenchtown $319,000 • 5 bed, 3 bath on over 3 acres • Great valley & mountain views

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REAL ESTATE Uptown Flats. From $149,900. Upscale gated community near downtown. All SS appliances, car port, storage and access to community room and exercise room plus more. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail.com www.movemontana.com

MANUFACTURED HOMES 1825 Burlington. Two central Missoula lots with 3 bed, 2 bath mobile. Great investment or first time buy. $89,900. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com

LAND FOR SALE 23645 Mullan. Beautiful 14 acre treed meadow west of Huson. Modulars on permanent foundation allowed. $169,900. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503 riceteam@bigsky.net 3.2 Acres in the Wye area. Gorgeous mountain and valley views. $65,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 5980 Greg’s Way. Commercial building lot in Missoula development park allows for 12,000 sq.ft. building. $212,550. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 5446114. jbooher@montana.com Bear Gulch, Garnet Ghost Town. 40 acres bordering BLM land. Great recreational property. $55,000. Jake Booher, Pruden-

tial Montana, 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com Bruin Lane Lots. Near Council Groves & The Ranch Golf Course. From $85,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana. 5446114. jbooher@montana.com East Missoula Building Lot With great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $55,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com Rattlesnake Acreage Rattlesnake 1/4 acre lot at the base of Mt. Jumbo with all utilities stubbed to the site and ready to build on. $160,000. KD 240-5227. porticorealestate.com

COMMERCIAL 110 Main Street, Stevensville. Restaurant in heart of Stevensville next to Blacksmith Brewery. $149,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net

For Sale: 1.5 acres of beautiful property with a 3800 sq ft building. Huge corner lot. Commercial property. 3 garages. In downtown Salmon. $625,000. Call 208303-7533 anytime.

1978 Waters Edge, Bonner. 4 bed, 2.5 bath on 2.3 Blackfoot River acres. $444,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com

3 Bdr, 2 Bath, Stevensville area home on 6+ acres. $339,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

OUT OF TOWN

2351 Highway 83 West, Seeley Lake. 2 bed, 2 bath with basement & 2 car garage on 2.4 lakefront acres. $583,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com

4 Bdr, 2 Bath Central Missoula home. $240,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

4 Klakken, Noxon. Motel with 9 units, laundromat & 2 rentals on 1/2 acre. $259,000. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

14205 Cambridge Road, Bonner. 4 bed, 4 bath on over 4 acres on Blackfoot River. Completely furnished. $695,000. Vickie & Chris Honzel, Lambros Real Estate 4065 3 1 - 2 6 0 5 . vickiehonzel@lambrosera.com

Commercial Lease Space Fantastic opportunity to be a neighbor to the award-winning Homeword Organization! New, LEED registered, high quality, sustainably-built office space close to river and downtown. $11-$15 per sq.ft. 2405227 porticorealestate.com

15305 Spring Hill Road, Frenchtown. Beautiful cedar 4 bed, 2.5 bath with 3 car garage & deck on acreage bordering Forest Service. $595,000. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13 acres. $575,000. Prudential Mon-

426 East Central PRICE REDUCED $445,000

THE UPTOWN FLATS 5 bed, 3 bath. Mother-in-law apartment. Large yard & garden. Solar, new kitchen, high efficiency furnace & appliances

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tana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 45822 Meadowlark, Polson. 5 bed, 3 bath Lindal Cedar home on over 3 acres on 250 feet of Flathead Lake frontage. $1,600,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 5340 Centauria, Florence. 4 bed, 3 bath tri-level on 5 acres. Fenced for horses, 2 car garage & fruit trees. $319,000. Tory

Dailey, Lambros Real Estate 532-9229. tory@montana.com Big Arm On Flathead Lake. 45765 Meadow Lake Lane. 6 bed, 4 bath with 3 car garage on lakefront acreage. Two additional homes included. MLS #20120312. $1,200,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.co For Sale: 3 bedroom home in Challis, ID. Huge lot, 3 car garage. Great hunting, fishing, skiing. $82,000. Call 208-3037533 anytime.

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