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On July 4, 1872, John Featherman, William Dingwall and Allen McPhail—merchants and cattlemen—founded New Chicago, Mont., on Mullan Road, as a commercial trade and transportation center along the probable route of the newly formed Northern Pacific Railroad. More than a century later, Jeremy N. Smith found something more at the same site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

News Letters Palin, oil and wolves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Week in Review Red turf, a car conversion and one really old dude . . . . . . .6 Briefs Funny funding, wolf ideas and smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Etc. GOP changes its tune on criminalizing homosexuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Up Front Monitoring Montana’s natural gas infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Up Front Gay Republican caregiver aims for state Senate seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Ochenski Fire threat from beetle-killed trees vastly overstated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Writers on the Range World War II vets fought just as hard for wild land . . . . . .11 Agenda Public forum on I-164 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

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STREET TALK

Inside Letters Briefs Up Front Ochenski Range Agenda News Quirks by Chad Harder

Asked Tuesday afternoon on the Hip Strip in Missoula.

Q:

More than 300 people stood in line last week for the midnight release of “Halo: Reach,” the latest edition of Microsoft’s popular sci-fi video game series. What video games do you play? Follow-up: Have you ever camped out to buy something?

Jake Spencer: I have an Xbox, but I only play it here and there, a few hours a week. Tonight she camps: No, never camped out, but I have tons of friends who did when the first Xbox came out. The only way I’d camp out would be for a Cars concert. They’re the best band ever! Rick Ocasek is just…

Anthony Sorge: You know I don’t really play much, but when I do I play FIFA on my Xbox, maybe a couple hours a week. But I never play shooting games. Logged on: No, I’ve never camped out to buy anything. I’ve always just gone online.

Jake Barrow: I play a little Xbox, but mainly with my kid. We play games like “Lego Star Wars.” The only adult games I play are “Ninja Assassin” and “Halo,” but kid’s games are better because they’re not so complicated. I mean, I’m a busy guy—I don’t have a month to spend learning a game. Rest easy: No, never to buy something. That’s ridiculous.

Scott Klakken: Oh yeah, I play “Reach” a lot. My friends have it on their Xbox, but mostly I play games on my computer—RPG games, shooter games, everything but racing games. I hate racing games. Worth the wait: I never camped, but I’ve stood in some long lines.

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Defending Palin Gov. Sarah Palin made a visit to Missoula to lend her support to a very worthy cause, Teen Challenge Montana, only to be met with insulting verbal abuse from immature protesters (see “etc.,” Sept. 16, 2010). Protesting is a natural and necessary part of our society; one of the reasons that all people have a voice in government. But verbal abuse is a sign of immaturity. The protesters were members of the “Young Democrats Club” of a high school. Typically, they were indoctrinated on just one side of an issue. These are the future voters and possible leaders of Montana. Scary, isn’t it? They have already given Montana a black eye that will be remembered for years. For this, Gov. Palin deserves an apology from every one of those protesters. I will focus on just one of the insulting statements used against the former governor: “Sarah Palin is more of an entertainer than a politician.” Correction: Sarah Palin is not a politician. She is a statesman, and a damn good one. There is a vast difference. Before it becomes too late, may the protesters eyes and ears become open before they are eligible to vote. The future of the state of Montana, as we know it, depends on it. George E. Sexton Shepherd

Drill carefully Kudos to the Independent and Alex Sakariassen for a very thoughtful and lucid insight on the dilemma we all face with regard to oil in Montana, and, of course, on this planet (see “Boom and gloom,” June 24, 2010). As a practicing landscape architect who works mostly on larger scale land planning and design issues, I was heartened to see such an in-depth review of the major issues we must all face. I sincerely hope that anyone making decisions relative to this non-renewable resource will read this article in order to more fully appreciate the gravity of our condition. I have had the good fortune of working with the Blackfeet Nation on some of their projects over the last decade, so I am well aware of the ups and downs that have confronted our First Nation neighbors to the north. I can, therefore, empathize with Grinnell Day Chief ’s action of entering into the oil and gas leases that could conceivably bring more than $12 million to this cash-strapped tribe. This kind of income, if used and/or invested wisely, could substantially improve the living conditions for Montana’s largest tribe on a reservation suffering a 72 percent unemployment rate. Without knowing the specific location of the 224,000 acres of oil leases, I can

only speculate on the conditions that a prospective operator may confront at any given drill site. Fortunately, most of the eastern part of the reservation is composed of rolling hills, interspersed with meandering streams and pothole lakes; the more spectacular scenery exists along the western and southern edges of the reservation. While this may be a seemingly benign landscape, these features, nevertheless, offer their own challenges when it comes to the design and placement of any human-made facilities. They are still very

this, Gov. “PalinFor deserves an apology from every one of those protesters.

or that it should be substantially modified, then those findings should be followed. I hope the tribe will consider this approach to each and every lease. Being somewhat familiar with the Rocky Mountain Front, I too share the concerns raised by Stoney Burk, the Choteau attorney, and many others regarding the preservation of the pristine lands bordering this impressive geologic feature. I firmly support, for example, the growing movement to protect these lands embodied in the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act. I believe, however, if the leases are carefully administered it is possible for oil to be successfully extracted from the eastern lands of the Blackfeet Reservation. Unless and until we no longer need oil from the ground to power our economies, we will be confronted with the need for its extraction, whether from the Blackfeet Reservation or elsewhere. Kent Watson Missoula

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sensitive landscapes with short growing seasons (61 days maximum) and brutal winters where any kind of scar will last for years, not to mention the damage that can be inflicted on sensitive habitats. I can only hope that the Blackfeet Nation staff and Tribal Council will carefully consider each and every individual lease to make absolutely certain that little or no damage to the surrounding landscape occurs; and that fully detailed contingency plans are in place in case of any accident. It would behoove them, for example, to follow the kind of thought and decision process that Gloria Flora used, as discussed in Sakariassen’s article, when, as the Lewis & Clark National Forest supervisor, she issued the moratorium on all oil and gases leases along the Rocky Mountain Front in 1997. The year she spent mapping wildlife areas and sensitive habitats wasn’t just agency protocol, it was based on the training and education in landscape architecture she received from Pennsylvania State University. There she learned the process popularized by Ian McHarg, a landscape architect, professor and author of Design with Nature. In his book, McHarg described the technique that we as landscape architects have used for years—that of carefully mapping and analyzing any landscape, regardless of its setting or location, to determine the constraints and opportunities that that particular parcel may possess before any work is done. If the data gathered from such an exercise indicate no project should occur

I was thrilled to learn of Judge Molloy’s ruling to restore protection for the Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). I applaud the judge, among others, for preserving the integrity of the ESA and holding true to the law of the land. After all, in an uncorrupt, democratic state, if citizens must follow the laws that government passes then surely government should follow those laws too. This enables the ESA to remain protected and the role of science, not emotion or politics, to be honored to the fullest in the decision making process. Thank you, Judge Molloy for doing your job. For those of you looking to “blame” someone for sacrificing temporary state management of wolves, look no further than Wyoming. In the absence of a responsible state management plan guaranteeing acceptable wolf populations maintained into the future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was left with two choices: To abide by the law and keep wolves on the endangered species list, or attempt to adopt a skewed interpretation of the law through a delisting process that removes only 2/3 of the population from the list—a bold and unsuccessful gamble. Northern Rocky Wolves were listed under the ESA as one population and need to be treated that way. The burden now lies on our neighbors to the south to get their heads out of the sand and devise an acceptable management plan that allows the recovered wolves to be managed like all other critters and flourish in the Northern Rockies. Stu Garney Missoula

etters Policy: The Missoula Independent welcomes hate mail, love letters and general correspondence. Letters to the editor must include the writer’s full name, address and daytime phone number for confirmation, though we’ll publish only your name and city. Anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. Preference is given to letters addressing the contents of the Independent. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and clarity. Send correspondence to: Letters to the Editor, Missoula Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801, or via e-mail: editor@missoulanews.com.

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WEEK IN REVIEW • Wednesday, September 15

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Salish Kootenai College holds an inauguration ceremony for President Luanna Ross. The former University of Washington professor and UM graduate succeeds Joe McDonald, who helped found the college and served as president for more than three decades.

• Thursday, September 16 The U.S. Senate passes the Small Business Jobs Act, which provides $12 billion in tax cuts to small businesses, by a 61–38 vote. “This jobs bill is fully paid for and won’t add a dime to our national debt,” says Sen. Jon Tester, who votes in support of the legislation.

• Friday, September 17 Public comment closes on a proposed access agreement between Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and a private ranch on Mitchell Slough. According to FWP, the agreement closes a four-mile stretch of the waterway but opens access for waterfowl hunters to a hunting blind on the Double Fork Ranch. FWP plans to regulate access to the blind.

• Saturday, September 18 Eastern Washington hands UM its second consecutive gridiron loss, 36–27, dropping the previously topranked Griz to 1–2 on the season. More alarming than the defeat: The breathtakingly hideous red turf of Eastern Washington’s newly named Roos Field.

• Sunday, September 19 Kyndra Peterson, 7, drives her gas-powered toy motorcycle onto South Avenue and is struck and killed by a pickup truck. Law enforcement says the 18-year-old man driving the pickup didn’t see the child and there’s no evidence he was impaired by either drugs or alcohol.

• Monday, September 20 Missoula City Council votes 6–4 to convert an existing city-owned Toyota Prius from a hybrid to a plugin hybrid for $13,999. The conversion is funded by federal stimulus money that aims to promote energy efficiency. Renee Mitchell, Stacy Rye, Jon Wilkins and Lyn Hellegaard oppose the expenditure.

• Tuesday, September 21 Walter Breuning, the oldest man in the world, celebrates his 114th birthday in Great Falls. Sen. Max Baucus honors the former Great Northern Railway employee with a resolution on the Senate floor, calling Breuning “a great ambassador for our state.”

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A pair of whitetail bucks relax amid the irises and maples in a Missoula backyard last week.

Education Federal funds in detention Montana educators are upset that a chunk of federal money slated to save or create teaching jobs this academic year is instead being used to bolster the state’s general fund. “Most of the schools across the state are very frustrated about how this is playing out,” says Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau. Earlier this month state officials learned Montana was awarded $30.7 million in federal funding. The allocation comes from $10 billion being distributed to school districts across the country, and Montana’s two senators, Jon Tester and Max Baucus, called the portion a major victory for the state. Yet, according to a Sept. 15 statement from the Montana Office of Public Instruction, the money will not impact–at least for the immediate future– what was already allocated by the 2009 Montana Legislature. “These federal monies will not provide any

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new resources to schools,” the statement says. “Instead, the Governor’s Office has directed that the federal monies will replace state general fund dollars.” In 2009, federal stimulus funding enabled the Missoula School District to hire roughly 45 new teachers, according to Missoula Education Association President Dave Severson. That money is now running out, forcing administrators to begin trimming those jobs. Severson says the district cut roughly seven full-time positions last spring. Even so, Severson says he’s cautiously optimistic that legislators during the upcoming session will keep K-12 education fiscally healthy, especially now that the funding pot includes $30.7 million that’s specifically slated for education. “It’s not that I don’t feel the frustration, I do,” Severson says. “It’s just that there might be more to the story that plays out during the coming months.” Dan Villa, education policy advisor for Gov. Brian Schweitzer, says Severson’s on the right track. Schweitzer will recommend the $30.7 mil-

lion be used to fund education and specifically to prevent teacher layoffs. “We are committed that in the next session we will propose that the $30.7 million will go to schools,” Villa says. “We have put historic investments into the K-12 system. And we will continue to do that.” In the meantime, Juneau will be tasked with pleading her case. “There’s a $72 million hole stepping into the next session,” she says. “K-12 education needs to be made whole.” Jessica Mayrer

UM

Tobacco snuffed out University of Montana students and staff looking to pair their coffee with the occasional cigarette between classes will need to take a hike next fall— off campus. President George Dennison announced earlier this month that starting Aug. 28, 2011, tobacco use of any kind at UM is a strict nono punishable by a report to the Dean of Students. “In light of the U.S. Surgeon General’s findings that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and


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use of tobacco causes significant health hazards, The University of Montana will become a tobaccofree environment, effective Fall Semester 2011,� the policy reads. Julee Stearns, head of UM’s Tobacco Task Force, says the effort to create a healthier environment on campus began in spring 2009 when Dennison expressed interest in designating UM smoke free. The policy gradually broadened to include all tobacco products—including chew—to make the issue less divisive among the campus population. “We know that there is no safe tobacco product,� Stearns says. “If we just focus on smoking, we’re really kind of segmenting the population into two groups—protecting non-smokers from smokers—instead of advocating for everyone’s health.� As positive as the task force’s goal is, Stearns concedes even non-smokers have raised concerns with the policy’s restriction on an individual’s right to use tobacco. But, at the same time, she claims some smokers believe the ban will actually help them quit. Besides, smoking isn’t necessarily a right, she says. “People don’t have a constitutional right to smoke, they have the freedom to use this particular product,� Stearns says. But modifying that behavior means pushing tobacco users off campus and into adjacent neighborhoods. Stearns has no idea what the impacts will be on UM’s residential neighbors, though she does have plans for initial mitigation measures. “I would really like to see placement of cigarette receptacles and things on the perimeter of campus, so people have the opportunity to extinguish their products just on the edge of campus as opposed to in the neighborhoods,� Stearns says. “It’s hard to anticipate where exactly people are going to go.� If addiction is any hint, the answer seems pretty clear: anywhere. Alex Sakariassen

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Undercutting the court The exhausting saga of the gray wolf in Montana and Idaho took several turns over the past week as officials try desperately to undercut an August court ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy restoring federal protections for the population. U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg released draft legislation Sept. 16 prohibiting the designation of wolves in Montana and Idaho as an endangered species. The proposed bill, an amendment to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, would award both

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states “exclusive jurisdiction over the management of Rocky Mountain gray wolves� within their respective borders. The latter stipulation seeks to put an end to the contentious debate over state management and would allow state agencies to renew hunting seasons on gray wolves. From a biological perspective, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in Montana sees no problems with Rehberg’s push. Opponents of wolf hunts have maintained that the 2009 delisting of the animals was based on politics, not science. FWS Wolf Recovery Coordinator Ed Bangs believes otherwise, and says wolves in Montana and Idaho are ready to come under state management. “The proof is in the pudding,� Bangs says, pointing to effective management of mountain lions, black bears, elk and deer. “If you look at the

success of management of other species, the great successes have been under what they call the North American Model, which is this classic state management of wildlife.� The same day Rehberg disseminated his draft bill, commissioners in Idaho County, Idaho, took more immediate steps to cull the wolf population by requesting an immediate disaster area declaration from Gov. Butch Otter. The commissioners cited “vast devastation� to the local economy and natural resources, demanding that wolves be declared a managed predator so federal officials can begin eradicating problem packs. “Public safety is compromised,� the request states. “Economic activity is disrupted and private and public property continues to be imperiled.� Otter’s office had no official response to the request as of press time, but Press Secretary Jon Hanian says Otter understands Idaho County’s plight and is currently pressuring the Department of the Interior to reach a management agreement. “What they’re experiencing, that frustration is

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no different than what people in other counties all over are facing,� Hanian says. Alex Sakariassen

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Crashing the party The return of college students every fall to Missoula usually means an increase in local law enforcement cracking down in booze fests, but this year may be a little different. The Missoula Police Department’s annual “Strategic Alcohol Plan� devotes extra manpower to address seasonal increases in underage and excessive drinking. In the past, the operation’s included a “Party Patrol,� which sniffs out parties that host underage drinkers, as well as undercover officers patrolling local grocery stores in search of minors trying to buy alcohol. For the first time, the department will also deploy undercover officers in local bars to discern whether bartenders are breaking the law by serving overly intoxicated patrons. “It’s a strategic community plan to try to address and deal with what really is a community problem,� says Capt. Chris Odlin about the overall effort. Though not part of the Strategic Action Plan, police will also conduct more vehicle checkpoints like the Sept. 10 roadblock officers set up west of downtown Missoula. That operation targeted drivers not carrying a valid driver’s license, insurance card and registration, but could’ve also nabbed those suspected of driving under the influence. “We definitely will conduct temporary roadblocks such as the one [on Sept. 10] at times and places where impaired drivers may be apprehended in connection with the roadblock,� says Police Chief Mark Muir Muir. The September checkpoint was a trial—and the first employed locally in many years, according to Muir. During the operation, 888 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 111 were stopped. Police arrested four individuals for outstanding warrants and three for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Police cited 20 insurance violators, two registration violations, one driver for not having a license, five for other equipment issues and five for conducting illegal U-turns to potentially avoid the checkpoint. Odlin says the whole spectrum of operations is designed not only to catch people breaking the law, but also to educate the community about ways individuals can stop alcohol-related crime. “It’s not just a police department problem, it’s a community problem,� he says. Jessica Mayrer

Jobs TransCanada claims will be created for Americans through construction of its Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which will cross eastern Montana. Sen. Jon Tester issued a response in support of the company’s Project Labor Agreement this week.

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Matt Volz of The Associated Press wrote last week of the Montana GOP’s official party platform calling to criminalize homosexuality, and his story brought national attention to an embarrassing issue for state Republicans. In fact, Volz’s story leads with longtime state Sen. John Brueggeman, RPolson, saying the appalling stance should be changed immediately. While he’s at it, Brueggeman also suggests a procedural update to make things right—scrubbing the state’s outdated, unconstitutional and therefore meaningless law concerning homosexuality, a formality that’s failed multiple times in Helena thanks to Republican opposition. Indy readers may be wondering why this is suddenly national news. As Don Pogreba pointed out at IntelligentDiscontent.com, the Independent and numerous bloggers—including Daily Kos, under the headline, “American Taliban, thriving in Montana�—originally reported this same story three months ago. Sorta funny, Pogreba added, that Volz filed his AP report just days after his company publicly called out CNN for stealing its stories. While Volz’s better-late-than-never report comes with dubious timing (Volz told us he hadn’t seen the previous coverage and heard about the issue for the first time last week), it certainly reaches a much broader audience than some political blogs and, dare we admit, our plucky little paper. So, how are Republicans handling the extra heat? Brueggeman surely got out in front of the issue. In Volz’s story, he goes so far as to say he believes the “vast majority� of Republicans believe the wording should be removed. Party leaders are also scrambling to limit the damage. Will Deschamps, state party chairman, backtracked on the issue when talking with the Independent this week about an openly gay Republican candidate running for state Senate (see page 9). “It’s an 11-word statement in a 32-page platform,� Deschamps said. Republicans make the issue sound like a misunderstanding or minor oversight. Not so fast. First of all, it’s 18 words—and pretty damning words at that. More importantly, Deschamps told Indy reporter Jessica Mayrer in July that at least two-thirds of the Republican Party’s approximately 99 delegates voted in favor of the platform as recently as June 19—a fact that debunks Brueggeman’s rosy estimate. Furthermore, check Brueggeman’s voting record on LGBT issues: he’s voted against key legislation calling for LGBT rights in 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2001. “It’s the platform that was adopted by the Montana Republican Party,� Deschamps said in July. “And that’s the way it will stand.� It shouldn’t, of course. And if the increased media attention forces the GOP to rewrite its unconscionable platform, great. Just don’t let the party rewrite its recent history on the issue.

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caused by natural gas or other hazardous substances. “Obviously, there is aging infrastructure all over the nation,� Gutsche says. “And it should be pointed out that it’s not limited to natural gas transmission and distribution lines. Water lines are aging infrastructure; wires and poles with electricity are aging infrastructure. All this infrastructure needs maintenance and replacement at some point.� For Montanans, the fireball that rocked San Bruno Sept. 9 resurrected

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Two NorthWestern Energy employees review plans to replace a section of steel natural gas transmission pipeline identified as being in a high consequence area. The explosion in San Bruno, Calif., earlier this month raised national concerns over the safety of natural gas infrastructure.

The short answer, at least for Montana, is safer than most. According to Eric Dahlgren, a utility engineering specialist with the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC), Montana’s natural gas distribution network doesn’t rely on the decades-old cast iron pipes that lie at the root of many problems across the country. We’re not in the same replacement regime as other states, Dahlgren says, because our system consists of more modern piping components like plastic or cathodically protected metal. “I would say that Montana’s pretty fortunate,� he says. “You find [cast iron pipes] a lot back east, and that’s a problem for some of those areas. Montana tends to have a newer system overall.� That’s not to say Montana doesn’t have its fair share of concerns when it comes to infrastructure. Public Service Commissioner Gail Gutsche says systems are in constant need of inspection, maintenance and even eventual replacement as age and the elements work against continued safety. The PSC’s biggest interest is preventing potential disasters, whether

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memories of the tragic March 5, 2009, blast in downtown Bozeman that killed Tara Reistad Bowman, owner of the Montana Trails Gallery. That incident—the only fatal one on record in Montana between 2000 and 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)—also destroyed four buildings on E. Main Street and generated a flurry of litigation against utility provider NorthWestern Energy over allegations of negligence. The PSC found no direct links between the explosion and five probable violations discovered earlier that year. “There were no probable violations by NorthWestern Energy that were deemed to have actually caused the incident,� Gutsche says. The PSC later determined the source of the explosion to be a crack in a service line behind one of the destroyed buildings, likely a result of frost heave. Montana boasts a fairly clean record when it comes to natural gas safety. The state’s 5,313 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines—roughly 63.5 percent of Montana’s entire commodity transportation

infrastructure—have been the source of only five serious incidents recorded in the past decade. Comparatively, the DOT, which keeps statistics on the country’s 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipeline, lists 844 serious incidents nationwide since 1990. In the aftermath of the San Bruno explosion, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood even pushed legislation to increase federal oversight of natural gas infrastructure and raise fines for serious violations. That’s not to say the PSC doesn’t have ongoing issues with natural gas pipelines. Of the five serious incidents since 2000, three resulted from damage from third party excavations. Individuals and businesses are required by law to alert NorthWestern Energy before breaking ground near pipelines. NorthWestern spokesperson Claudia Rapkoch says that doesn’t always happen. “That is by far the single biggest threat to our system,� Rapkoch says. “The vast majority of problems we encounter every year are tied to third party dig-in, and to that point, we are working proactively with some of the other utilities in the state to see how we can strengthen some of those laws legislatively in the next session to minimize those third party damages.� The severity of the issue came up again this May, when an electrical company in Columbia Falls ruptured a natural gas service line. The resulting explosion killed a NorthWestern Energy employee dispatched to repair the leak. Incidents like that are rare, says Blain Nicholls, operations manager for NorthWestern’s Missoula Division, but underscore the importance of public awareness. “Third party damage, dig-ins, that type of thing—we try to minimize the impact of those,� Nicholls says. “But if somebody was to dig into our system and the public was aware of it, if they call in we can go out and safely make the repair and shut down the system.� And while some segments of Missoula’s 1,050 miles of natural gas main and service pipelines date from as far back as the 1960s— portions that NorthWestern is gradually replacing—officials across the board say that’s no immediate cause for concern. “Old doesn’t mean it’s unsafe or out of compliance,� Nicholls says. “Gas safety is the highest priority on our gas system. We operate to federal government regulations for operation and maintenance, so even though we may have some older segments in our system it doesn’t mean that they’re of any higher risk than anything else.� asakariassen@missoulanews.com


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Party of one Gay Republican caregiver aims for state Senate seat by Jessica Mayrer

To say that state legislative candidate on one side and liberal on the other,” hurt,” Kerr says. “I feel that the less govKevin Kerr stands out would be an says Montana GOP Chairman Will ernment we have, the better. The smaller understatement. The political newcomer D e s c h a m p s . “ We ’ r e s u p p o r t i n g government we have, the better. And the gunning to unseat popular Democratic Kevin…We stand prepared to help him free-enterprise system is what works, it’s what made America.” incumbent Dave Wanzenried in Senate in any way that he would wish.” Kerr decided to run mostly out of Kerr says he doesn’t want the GOP’s District 49 this November is an openly gay Republican who supports furthering support. In fact, he plans on giving back frustration; he’s simply tired of business legislative protections for homosexuals a financial contribution the party already as usual. But he has zero political experience, and ackknowledges his in Montana. What’s more, the self- made to his Senate campaign. opponent will be tough described fiscal conservative to beat. In 2006, Wanzenried works as a registered medical beat Republican Rusty marijuana caregiver. Vanoverbeck with 63 percent The 55-year-old Montana of the vote. native and longtime Missoula “It was a crazy thought— resident says he identifies still is a crazy thought,” Kerr with a different type of says of his decision to run for Republican than those who office. want to, for instance, crimiWanzenried has served nalize his sexual orientation. five terms in the Montana He believes in smaller govHouse of Representatives ernment, less taxes and conand the state Senate since stitutional principles. Kerr 1991. He says the 2011 acknowledges he’s running a Legislature will face enorlong-shot campaign, but mous challenges, most hopes to add to two of the notably a severe budget more politically charged crunch. As one-time only feddebates—gay rights and mederal stimulus funding that ical marijuana—between now supported education and and Nov. 2. health and human services For instance, he doesn’t Photo by Chad Harder programs dries up, some mince words when discussing his own party’s deci- Senate District 49 candidate Kevin Kerr, an openly gay essential services will be in sion to reaffirm its official Republican, says his party has lost its way when it comes jeopardy. “If I have a philosophiplatform over the summer, to individual rights. “I feel that it’s no government’s busical approach, there are including the controversial ness what we do in our home, period,” he says. some things that governstance on making homosexument must do, and that’s “It’s getting returned,” he says. al acts illegal. Kerr says if he is elected, gay rights to take care of our less “The platform and what I have read of it—and I’m putting it bluntly—sucks,” will be one of his main priorities. fortunate neighbors, that would be the Kerr says. “When it comes to our homes, Specifically, he wants to introduce state frail, the weak, the seniors,” he says. they need to keep their big noses out if legislation similar to the anti-discrimina- “We need to make sure we don’t forget tion ordinance Missoula passed earlier and treat them simply as numbers. We it.” Kerr says the issue is indicative of this year. The law, which was the first of cannot do that.” The incumbent also has a strong how the GOP has strayed from its core its kind passed in the state, makes it illegal to discriminate against people based track record of supporting LGBT issues, beliefs. “I feel that it’s no government’s on sexual orientation or gender expres- and thinks progress can be made during business what we do in our home, peri- sion. Kerr also supports the creation of the next session with cooperation from od,” he says. “And I don’t care if it domestic partnership benefits for same- both sides of the aisle. “The emphasis tends to focus on comes down to homosexuality, if it sex couples. Beyond LGBT issues, Kerr calls for what we disagree on,” Wanzenried says. comes to gambling, if it comes to liquor, if it comes to smoking, whatev- less involvement and more fiscal responsi- “These issues tend to lend themselves to er. And if you can’t stop there, you need bility from state leaders. As for medical be either black or white. But there’s a to get off the platform and go some- marijuana, he thinks the state law should spectrum of issues here. And I’m hoping remain unchanged, but be better man- that we can identify enough votes to crewhere else.” Both state and federal Supreme aged by the Department of Public Health ate a critical mass to get some of them, if Courts have said that punishing consent- and Human Services. He says growing the not all of them, done.” Wanzenried hopes to hash out all of ing adults for what they do in their bed- economy requires cutting taxes so small rooms is unconstitutional. Despite that businesses—like his caregiver operation— these topics with Kerr at a public debate before Nov. 2, but so far none has been fact, the GOP continues to stand by its have room to expand and innovate. “If we always look to our big brother set up. platform. The party also stands by Kerr. “There are people who call them- in Washington D.C. to create jobs for our jmayrer@missoulanews.com selves Republicans who are conservative country, we’re going to be in a world of

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There’s been no shortage of handwringing and threats of dire consequences about the millions of acres of beetle-killed pines in Montana’s forests. We’ve all been inundated with fear from fire experts who use computer models to predict massive, out-of-control conflagrations. But now, thanks to photos from space and some good old hard science, it looks like those fears have been vastly overblown. The National Atomospheric and Space Agency (NASA) presented its findings recently in a press release that appropriately notes that evergreens, such as the lodgepole, white bark and Ponderosa pines being attacked by the beetles, “don’t change color with the seasons.” ( You can read the report here: www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/beetles-fire.html.) This is no particular news to Montanans, who have watched the march of the red and dead forests for years now be it spring, summer, fall or winter. The tiny, but incredibly lethal, insects bore through the bark and then slowly but surely eat their way through the tender cambium layer beneath, destroying the xylem and phloem, interrupting the flow of nutrients, sap and water, and killing the trees in short order. Despite all the uproar and predictions of catastrophe, the beetles have been around as long as the forests and are simply part of the forest ecosystem. They kill the trees, which then either burn and release their seeds, as in the case of lodgepole pines, or remain standing for a while and eventually fall down to provide nutrients to the forest floor and food and homes for many other species of birds, insects and animals. No big mystery here, just the great cycle of life with or without man’s intervention. But recently, the beetles have multiplied exponentially and the areas of dead trees have followed suit. From northern Canada to Colorado’s southern border, tens of millions of acres of trees have fallen victim to the tiny bugs. Their current profligate reproduction has been traced back to the effects of global warming. Because we no longer have extended periods of below-zero weather during our winters, it no longer gets cold enough to kill the beetles. Thus, instead of living a limited life-cycle of boring and breeding only once, they are surviving the winters and breeding two or even three times in a single year. The resulting mass of red trees natu-

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rally led people to believe that the danger of massive forest fires would be the result because, as we all know, dead trees burn better than green ones, right? Thus, it was not a stretch to believe that a lot of dead trees are going to burn more ferociously than a forest of green trees.

Somebody “ought to tell Sen. Tester right away that the premise of his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act is totally

bogus.

But in that assumption, it appears both the “healthy forest” proponents and fire behavior experts have been incorrect. Sometimes things look much different if you only take the time to step back away from them, and so it is with the NASA research. As Yellowstone National Park Vegetation Management Specialist Roy Renkin put it: “I’ve heard [the tinderbox analogy] ever since I started my professional career in the forestry and fire management business 32 years ago,” he said. “But having the opportunity to observe such interaction over the years in regards to the Yellowstone natural fire program, I must admit that observations never quite met with the expectation.” Indeed, the LANDSAT images from orbiting satellites revealed what appeared to be swaths of beetle-killed trees using near-infrared photography to determine the difference between live and dead trees. But to make sure they were, in fact, beetle-killed trees, the scientists went out on the ground around Yellowstone. Their investigations positively identified the accuracy of the space images and led the scientists to question the standard assumption of a correlation between areas of beetle-killed pines and large wildfires.

The next thing they did was overlay the beetle-killed trees with maps of recent large fires. But guess what? The fires and the beetle-killed trees didn’t match up. “Their preliminary analysis indicates that large fires do not appear to occur more often or with greater severity in forest tracts with beetle damage,” reads NASA’s report. “In fact, in some cases, beetle-killed forest swaths may actually be less likely to burn.” In fact, what the researchers found out is that “while green needles on trees appear to be more lush and harder to burn, they contain high levels of very flammable volatile oils. When the needles die, those flammable oils begin to break down. As a result, depending on weather conditions, dead needles may or may not be more likely to catch and sustain a fire than live needles.” Moreover, they concluded that “when beetles kill a lodgepole pine tree, the needles begin to fall off and decompose on the forest floor relatively quickly. In a sense, the beetles are thinning the forest, and the naked trees left behind are essentially akin to large fire logs. Just as you can’t start a fire in a fireplace with just large logs and no kindling, wildfires are less likely to ignite and carry in a forest of dead tree trunks and low needle litter.” “It’s easy to think, ‘It’s more damaged so more likely to burn,’” said University of Wisconsin forest ecologist Phil Townsend, who worked on the project. “That’s why it’s important to ask questions and not take everything as gospel truth, but go out and see if what we think is happening in our mind is really happening on the ground.” The science is now clear and convincing. It’ll be interesting to see if the politics will follow suit or stick with the Bush “Healthy Forest” propaganda to increase logging. Somebody ought to tell Sen. Tester right away that the premise of his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act is totally bogus. Then we ought to let the Forest Service in on the truth and put an end to frivolous timber sales. And finally, Montanans should take a deep breath and put the threats and fears of massive conflagration due to dead trees in the “Junk Mail” box where it belongs. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@missoulanews.com.


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Eco warriors World War II vets fought just as hard for wild land by Ben Long

Tom Brokaw coined the phrase “The Greatest Generation” to describe the veterans who helped win World War II and went on to reshape America into an industrial superpower. World War II was the deadliest war in modern human history—60 million people killed between 1939 and 1945, as the globe was swept into total war. When the bloodshed was over and American veterans came home, many saw the public lands of their country with new eyes. Its wild beauty comforted them even as they recognized its vulnerability, and it wasn’t long before some became staunch defenders of wilderness. In Montana, I think of my late friend Loren Kreck, who was an energetic kid growing up in Los Angeles when he signed up for military service. He flew Corsair fighter planes off aircraft carriers in the South Pacific. After the war, Loren and his wife, Mary, settled in Montana, where they opened a dentistry office, raised a couple of boys and roamed the woods and waters by canoe, hiking boots and cross-country skis. Loren played pond hockey into his 80s, regularly schooling opponents like me, who were half his age. Loren was among the founders of the Montana Wilderness Association, helped preserve the Scapegoat and Great Bear wilderness areas, and fought polluters in his beloved Flathead Valley. He and his wife led the charge to stop a smelter from polluting Glacier National Park and prevented an effluent-spewing pulp mill from being built upstream from the spectacularly clean Flathead Lake. Of course, his more shortsighted neighbors targeted Kreck, passing around bumper stickers saying “To Heck with Kreck.” Loren was my friend and a true hero, but he was not the only veteran who courageously fought to save the West’s wild lands. I also think of David Brower, who was a lieutenant in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, winning the Bronze Star in Italy. He turned the Sierra Club

into a national political powerhouse, helped save the Grand Canyon from being flooded by a proposed dam, and won enough other conservation victories to fill books. Then there’s Michael Frome, now 90 and still writing, who was a Navy naviga-

In an era “ when patriotism is sometimes a refuge for blowhards, it’s good to remember that the truest patriots are often

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tor during the war’s Pacific Theater. He went on to become a crusading journalist, educator and lifelong defender of our national parks and wilderness. Bud Moore is another fighter for wild places. He grew up a homesteader’s child in western Montana, and as a Marine he led troops in some of the more notorious battles of the South Pacific. At home, he worked for the Forest Service as a voice for wilderness preservation and smarter fire management. Tom Bell of Lander, Wyo., was a ranch hand who became a gunner on bombing raids over Germany until a chunk of enemy flak tore one eye out. He went on to found the nonprofit Wyoming Outdoor Council and the environmental publication High Country News. Both have become robust Western institutions that are cel-

ebrating their 40th birthdays this year. Kurt Vonnegut was a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany, when the United States firebombed the city. He famously turned that experience into the novel Slaughterhouse-Five, and continued to write passionately (and often hilariously) about environmental themes. He followed Western public-land issues closely well into his elderly years in New York City. None of these warriors were the least bit warlike after they got home. They didn’t parade their valor, but often spoke for peace as fervently as they defended the environment. These veterans shared the sensibilities that helped shape postwar America: They loved America deeply, both the people and the stunning landscape itself; they witnessed ungodly evil and massive destruction by industrial nations run amok; they knew that when Americans worked together toward a common goal, they were a mighty force. Most of all, they had guts and were not afraid of a fight. In an era when patriotism is sometimes a refuge for blowhards, it’s good to remember that the truest patriots are often the quiet ones. Loren Kreck flew an American flag over his property—in the backyard, where strangers were unlikely to notice it. What mattered to him was that he could see it, flapping over the still-sparkling waters of the Flathead River and waving toward the pristine splendor of the Great Bear Wilderness Area. Our nation is now saying thanks and goodbye to the Greatest Generation, as their span on Earth draws to a close. May we never see another horror like World War II, but may all Americans continue to learn from the example of these true, land-loving patriots. Ben Long is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org ). He is a writer and conservationist in Kalispell.

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Sometimes, some of us just don’t have enough money to cover our bills. And so, as a way to quickly pay our debts, we go to a payday lender for a cash loan. If you have done this, you probably realize that the annual interest rates on that loan can be, well, kind of high. In fact, those annual interest rates can potentially range from 300 to 650 percent. That might change in November, depending on the outcome of Initiative 164. If passed, I-164 would cap the interest, fees and charges that payday lenders can charge to 36 percent annually. Other businesses that would be affected by this

include title and retail installment lenders, as well as consumer loan licensees. This week, you’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of I-164 during a public forum that features pro and con arguments on the issue. It’s an ideal opportunity to invest a little bit of time now, before casting your ballot Nov. 2. —Ira Sather-Olson

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The Missoula Indian Center, Building 33 on Fort Missoula Road, announces that nominee applications for six open seats on its board are available for your inspection at the center, up until the board of directors election, which occurs on Oct. 1 from 8 AM–8 PM. The center is open from 8 AM–5 PM Mon.–Fri. Call 829-9515.

Veterans can find support with trained facilitator Chris Poloynis every Mon. at 2 PM, when PTSD group Spartans Honour meets at the Missoula Veterans Affairs Clinic, 2687 Palmer St. Free. Call 829-5400.

homeWORD presents a groundbreaking ceremony for its Solstice project, which runs from 4:30–6:30 PM at the project, on 1535 Liberty Lane. Free to attend. Visit homeword.org and call 532-HOME. Climate change skeptics need not apply: Confront the root causes of climate change with creative conflict (and no mediation) by heading to a weekly meeting of Northern Rockies Rising Tide, an environmental/ social justice organization which meets this and every Thu. at 6 PM at Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. Free to attend. Visit northernrockiesrisingtide.org. Invest in your ‘hood during a “Community Forum Meeting,” where you can learn how to fund your neighborhood project, work with local government, and plenty more from 7–9 PM at Missoula’s City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Visit missoula-neighborhoods.org.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24 Connect the transportation dots during a community roundtable titled “Making Connections: Economic and Community Vitality through Sustainable Transportation,” a discussion lead by John Robert Smith of the Transportation for America Campaign, which begins at 3:30 PM at Missoula’s City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Call 721-3218. Missoula’s Mayor’s Office announces that it seeks applicants for a position on the Missoula CityCounty Library Board. Applications are due at 5 PM today in the Mayor’s Office, on the second floor of City Hall, 435 Ryman St. Free to apply. Visit ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?nid=426 to download an application, or grab one at the Mayor’s Office. Call 552-6001.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25 If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org.

The League of Women Voters of Missoula hosts a public forum on I-164 Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 PM, at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 549-4120.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 Find the strength and will to survive in the company of others during a breast cancer support group at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 420 W. Pine, every first and third Tue. of the month at noon. Free. Call 329-5656. You can fight for peace in many different ways, but how about knitting for it? Find out when the group Knitting for Peace meets every Tue. from 1–3 PM at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 543-3955. Those who live in the Franklin to Fort Neighborhood are hereby invited to attend the Franklin to Fort Neighborhood Council Meeting, which runs from 7–9 PM at the Missoula Friends Meeting Hall, 1861 S. 12th St. W. Free. Visit missoula-neighborhoods.org.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Tip your hat to Partners in Home Care during “Hats off to Hospice,” a fashion show luncheon fundraiser for the organization that runs from 11:30 AM–1 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve St. $40/$500 for a runway table. Call Jeri at 327-3732 for tickets. Enjoy a local brew and support a local organization during the Kettlehouse Northside Tap Room’s Community U-NITE Pint Nights, which occur this and every Wed. from 5–8 PM at the tap room, 313 N. First St. W. Free to attend. A portion of proceeds from each pint sold goes to a different nonprofit organization each week. Visit kettlehouse.com. Keep on keepin’ it green during the panel “Will Work for Sustainability–Careers in Sustainability Services & Consulting,” which runs from 7–9 PM in Room 122 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call 243-5153.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30 The Missoula Indian Center, Building 33 on Fort Missoula Road, announces that nominee applications for six open seats on its board are available for your inspection at the center, up until the board of directors election, which occurs on Oct. 1 Call 829-9515. Find out why children in the midst of a divorce ought to have their voices heard during “Crisis in the Courts: Hearing Children’s Voices, Taking Away Their Burden,” a short film and presentation with Kathleen Russell that begins at 7 PM in Room 123 of UM’s Business Building. Free. Call Betsy at 552-0181.

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN – Authorities who arrived at a Chicago apartment to arrest Ronald “Boobie� McIntyre, 35, for unpaid child support said he tried to evade them by jumping from a thirdstory window onto what appeared to be grass but turned out to be artificial turf covering concrete. Even though McIntyre broke both legs, Cook County sheriff’s deputies said he continued his escape by crawling until they arrested him. When Nathan Wayne Pugh, 49, showed a Dallas bank teller a note demanding money and warning that he had a “bom,� the teller told Pugh she needed to see some identification before giving him any money. He presented his bank debit card. When she asked how much he wanted, he answered, “Two thousand,� so she asked for further identification. Pugh handed her his Texas ID card. She pressed the alarm button while informing him she had only $900 in her cash drawer and would get the rest from the vault. He said he’d settle for the $900, which he took, along with his debit card and ID. As he turned to flee, Pugh noticed uniformed police officers at the bank entrance, so he grabbed a woman holding a baby, apparently to use as a hostage, according to FBI agent Mark White, who reported the woman wrestled Pugh to the ground. Officers rushed over and arrested him. MINDLESS DECISIONS – Humans are as easily duped as brainless slime mold, according to Australian researchers who experimented with decision-making in the single-cell, amoeba-like Physarum polycephalum. Presented with two food choices, one containing 3 percent oatmeal in a dark setting or 5 percent oatmeal in a bright setting, the slime, which favors dark over light, showed no food preference. When Tanya Latty and Madeleine Beekman of the University of Sydney added a third food source that was clearly inferior, containing only 1 percent oatmeal in a dark environment, 80 percent of the slime suddenly favored the 3 percent oatmeal in darkness. Latty and Beekman noted this style of decision-making, called “comparative valuation,� is common among humans, who might, for example, choose a cheaper version of a product over a costlier version, until a third, much more expensive version is introduced, prompting their decision to buy the previously costlier version, believing it now to be a bargain. SECOND-AMENDMENT FOLLIES – A 52-year-old hiker in Chelan County, Wash., decided to move his .40-caliber handgun from its holster to a more comfortable position in his back pocket, according to the sheriff’s office, but the gun accidentally fired, wounding the man in his left buttock and leg. SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION – When a witness startled a man and a woman trying to siphon gas from a Salvation Army van in Tacoma, Wash., it suddenly erupted in flames, which spread to a second vehicle. Both suspects caught fire, too, according to police official Mark Fulghum, who reported the man was able to put out his own flames and fled. The witness used a garden hose to douse the 20-year-old woman, who was taken to a Seattle hospital. SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION – Stanley Neace, 47, killed five people in two mobile homes outside Jackson, Ky., then turned the shotgun on himself when police arrived. The shooting spree began because Neace didn’t like how his wife cooked his eggs, according to Sherri Anne Robinson, a relative of two of the victims. “He just got mad at his wife for not making his breakfast right, and he shot her,� Robinson said. “She tried to run to tell my family, and he shot them, too, because they found out about it.� THE NAME GAME – Police investigating the murder of Samuel Boob in Centre County, Pa., arrested suspect Kermit Butts, 26. CHIMNEY SWEEPING – Three days after Dr. Jacquelyn Kotarac, 49, was reported missing in Bakersfield, Calif., her badly decomposed body was found in the chimney of the house of a man with whom she had an on-and-off relationship. Police Sgt. Mary DeGeare said Kotarac had gone to the house and tried to force her way inside with a shovel, but the homeowner left unnoticed “to avoid a confrontation.� Investigators concluded from the evidence that Kotarac climbed a ladder to the roof, removed the chimney cap and slid down the flue feet first until she became stuck wedged about two feet above the top of the interior fireplace opening. A house sitter discovered the body, and firefighters spent five hours dismantling the chimney and flue from outside the home to recover it.

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few minutes before midnight, four days after the Fourth of July, I exit the sole terminal of the Missoula airport with a black backpack full of books, a blue plastic trunk, duct-taped shut to protect my worldly possessions, and the last decent bagels I’ll see for six months. I know no one in Montana and nearly nothing about the state itself—only on the flight out, reading the map in the in-flight magazine, for example, did I learn that it bordered Canada. I’m 24 years old, and I want to live somewhere I can see the stars. I meet Nick and Crow my first Saturday in town at a fairgrounds demolition derby. In this setting, Nick comes across as reserved, apologizing for bumping shoulders as everyone around us stomps and hollers. Crow, the untamed spirit, has packed his own air horn. Nick majored in classical guitar at Northwestern University; Crow taught snowboarding in Jackson Hole, Wyo. They’re both home bottlers, but Crow brews beer while Nick makes a mean Kahlua. Both are also, like me, Midwesterners, born on the former flat tallgrass expanses the French explorers, lacking a word for such stuff, called prairies, or “large meadows,” now long since shorn, filled, raised and paved. They

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both crossed the Continental Divide to become wildlife biologists. Nick studies bighorn sheep. Crow, appropriately enough, researches ravens. A friendship forms. In the company of my fellow immigrants, I can confess how stupid I feel about what everyone else here takes as common knowledge. In my hometown, Chicago, I once looped three of the world’s 10 largest buildings on a single bike ride. Yet it takes me more than a month in Montana before I realize I should change gears to go uphill. Eating out, I can order eggplant in Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Hindi, but I can’t tell carrots from potatoes in the rows of a farm, much less identify the needles of a ponderosa pine, the call of the common snipe, or a single constellation save the Big Dipper. Hours I should spend working or finding work, I waste watching clouds more decorated than Wrigley Field float past my window in battalions of 10 and 20 dozen. When deer muddy my lawn at night, I’m not even experienced enough to be annoyed. There’s a sense of place here, I say, but I still sense more than I can place. In response, Nick and Crow tell me where to hike and where to hunt, how to identify birds and how to avoid bears, when the water will be warm enough to

swim and when the snow will be solid enough to ski. Following their example, I purchase wool socks and work pants, hiking boots and binoculars. They will make me a Montanan yet, they promise. Even as they say it, though, I realize that what I cherish most about them is the degree to which they are Midwesterners still.

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n the summer and fall of 1673, Father Jacques Marquette, a French-born missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a Canadian mapmaker, traversed Illinois Indian territory near the southwest shore of Lake Michigan. Swarms of mosquitoes attacked them in the “unbearable” heat. Abundant bison herds, whose flesh and fat comprised “the best dish at (their) feasts,” pushed through grass five or six feet high to nearby riverbanks. After the Revolutionary War, the United States erected Fort Dearborn to guard the strategic portage the Frenchmen called Chicagoua, an Indian name meaning “the place of the wild onion.” “The village,” a traveler wrote in 1823, “consists of but few huts, inhabited by a miserable race of men. …Their log or bark houses are low, filthy, and disgusting.” The most prominent hotelkeeper was a Creole fiddler and father of 23 children, Mark Beaubien. He

often gave land away to people he liked, but admitted he “didn’t expect no town.”

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o winter colder than winter in Chicago; no winter sooner than winter in Montana. Summer fire warnings barely end before I see the first new snow. White, wafer-thin, the flakes float as they fall in the lazy manner of light objects. As soon as they touch the grass, they melt. I hug my hands under my armpits for warmth and think: Now I don’t have to water the lawn. In late October, I come down with the flu. For three days, I mope around the house in my pajamas, a box of tissues and a stack of library books from the “detective and adventure” shelves my constant companions. Walking to the bathroom, I trip on the phone book, and, for the first time, notice the alphabetical list of area communities on its cover: Alberton, Bonner, Clinton; Greenough, Huson, Iris; Lolo, Missoula, New Chicago. New Chicago? Like Chicago? I think. But new?

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n the summer of 1805, two Virginians, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark,

A NATIVE MIDWESTERNER DISCOVERS NEW CHICAGO, MONT., AND A NEW SENSE OF PLACE by Jeremy N. Smith

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New Chicago, circa 1870, Archives & Special Collections, Mansfield Library, The University of Montana

At first, New Chicago included two hotels, two stores, a flour mill, several livery stables, a blacksmith and a stage station. This photograph from 1870 shows the main street crowded with almost two-dozen horse-drawn covered freight wagons, part of a regular caravan from Salt Lake City.

led their 45-person exploratory party through present-day western Montana. The abundance of grizzly bears impressed Lewis, who called them “a most tremendous animal” in a journal entry. “It seems that the hand of providence has been most wonderfully in our favor with rispict to them,” he wrote, “or some of us would long since have fallen a sacrifice to their farosity.” Instead, along the banks of the Missouri River, 10 grizzlies fell to the muskets of the expedition. In 1841, Father Pierre-Jean De Smet founded the Montana Territory’s first mission, St. Mary’s, in the Bitterroot Valley. In 1847, about 200 miles northeast across the Continental Divide, on the Missouri River, the American Fur Company built Fort Benton. In 1859, Congress gave Lt. John Mullan $100,000 to build a 624-mile road between Fort Benton and Fort Walla Walla, another fur-trading post in Washington, opening the Northwest to soldiers, settlers, miners and traders. By 1870, Montana prospectors and cattle ranchers numbered

20,000. On July 4, 1872, John Featherman, William Dingwall and Allen McPhail—merchants and cattlemen—founded New Chicago, Mont., on Mullan Road, as a commercial trade and transportation center along the probable route of the newly formed Northern Pacific Railroad.

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en in the morning on the last Saturday of October, as I steep my umpteenth ginger tea of the week, Nick and Crow make their entrance. “Big field day,” says Crow. “Gonna find all my sheep,” Nick says. “Gonna test my new rifle,” says Crow. “Got to do it all before hunting season,” Nick says. “Get out of town,” says Crow. “Way out.” Their plan is to start east along I-90, climb south at Highway 1, wind west at Highway 39, and finally circle back to Missoula in a large loop tied by Highway 93.

Nick wants to find the sheep he’s studying, and Crow wants to field-test a rifle he’s using in his raven research, so they’ll spend at least as much time off road as on. My runny eyes shoot from my friends to the phone book a few feet away. I have no idea where, if anywhere, New Chicago, lies along the way. Surely, however, an all-day adventure can accommodate at least one dramatic detour. “You coming?” asks Nick. “He’s coming,” nods Crow. I pull jeans on over my pajamas, throw on a stained sweatshirt, and exchange my slippers for hiking boots. I toss two water bottles, a box of tissues and a library copy of Tarzan of the Apes into the back of Nick’s Isuzu. The guys observe in silence. “C’mon.” I utter my first words outdoors in 72 hours. “Let’s go.”

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espite Mark Beaubien’s doubts, in August of 1833, 150 Chicago settlers gathered at his hotel, the Sauganash, to

sign papers of incorporation. By the end of the year, the town population numbered closer to 250, including newcomers drawn in anticipation of the Potawatomi Indians’ forced cession of 5 million acres to the federal government, as well as a state-sponsored canal connecting Chicago with the Mississippi River. Three howitzer blasts from Fort Dearborn opened groundbreaking ceremonies July 4, 1836. Chicago survived the 1837 financial panic as a shipping and supply center for Western homesteaders. In January of 1848, the first telegraph line reached the city; in March, the Chicago Board of Trade first convened over a flour store near the river to trade grain and livestock; and in November, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad delivered its first trainload of wheat. When the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific in 1869 in the Promontory Mountains of northern Utah, Chicago’s first mayor, William Ogden, now president of the Union Pacific, hammered in the “Golden Spike.”

On July 4, 1872, John Featherman, William Dingwall and Allen McPhail—merchants and cattlemen—founded New Chicago, Mont., on Mullan Road, as a commercial trade and transportation center along the probable route of the newly formed Northern Pacific Railroad. The railway ended up missing the town by three miles.

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e parallel the cold waters of the Clark Fork River upstream past Milltown Dam, a local political flashpoint. “REMOVE THE DAM, RESTORE THE RIVER,” reads one popular local bumper sticker. “REMOVE MISSOULA, RESTORE THE VALLEY,” reads another. Railroad tracks emerge between the road and the river. The rough curves of the Garnet and Sapphire mountain ranges gather the sky like a bowl. For a few miles, the highway jogs south. Pickup trucks and 18-wheelers blast past at 75 mph in the slow lane. We pull over, Crow takes out his birding binoculars, and Nick sets up his equipment. What looks like a car battery wired to a television antenna buzzes with static. Nick holds the antenna higher. More buzzing. He shakes his head. For this stuff to work he had to spend a month the previous spring hiking up and down avalanche chutes, finding and collaring bighorn sheep. “They’re not here,” Nick says. Crow, meanwhile, spots his subject here as he has every couple miles along the route. “That’s why it’s so great to study ravens,” he says. “They’re everywhere.”

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ew Chicago soon included two hotels, two stores, a flour mill, several livery stables, a blacksmith and a stage station. A contemporary photograph shows the main street crowded with almost two-dozen horse-drawn covered freight wagons, part of a regular caravan from Salt Lake City. Inhabitants enjoyed a post office, of which John

Featherman was the postmaster, a telegraph station, and a Wells Fargo branch. Complementing these were two saloons and a Methodist Episcopal church. In 1874, the village invested $1,000 in a white schoolhouse to serve pupils from “6 years to 6 feet.”

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n the road again, we pass domesticated buffalo on a checkerboard range of high yellow grass and brown-black excrement. A metal bridge carries us over a stalled Canadian Pacific engine linked to what looks like two oil tanks. We turn left up a dirt hill where the radio signal range will be greater, stopping before an abandoned power-line post the height of a basketball hoop, topped with frayed wires tangled in knots by the wind. Bunchgrass and knapweed cushion us from road noise. Nick turns on the telemetry equipment and adjusts its settings. Tinny beeps echo slowly from inside the leather case. “I hear them,” Nick says, “but they’re far away.” He decides to backtrack. Hay farms recede in the distance, then cattle, a lone tree, and a Winnebago with Colorado plates. At the wooden sign, planted high on a dusty dirt mound, “Community Church of Drummond/Christ Centered,” I clear my throat. Still, my voice cracks when I speak. “Guys,” I say. “I want to go to New Chicago.” “Like Chicago?” Nick asks. “But new?” asks Crow. We pull off into Drummond, refuel at the Sinclair, and study Nick’s road atlas.

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New Chicago is situated just four miles south of Drummond and I-90. The Granite County Chamber of Commerce lists it among local ghost towns.

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Even by rural Montana standards, New Chicago is hardly a city. It includes a dirt road, three clean one-story homes, one Halloween pumpkin, a silo, two sheds, two dump trucks, a granary and a cemetery.

“I can’t believe it,” Crow says. “You’re not going to believe it.” “What?” I ask. “Where is it, man?” asks Nick. “Drummond is the closest city to New Chicago,” Crow says. “Of all the random places in Montana”— a state three-quarters the size of Spain—“you picked one that’s a few miles, max, from this gas station.” Fifteen minutes later, we’re there.

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hicago, soon the leading railroad city in the world, grew from just over 20,000 residents in 1848, almost 75,000 a decade later, and 110,000 in 1860, to nearly 300,000 in 1870. Two out of every three residents lived in rundown shanties without sewers, sidewalks or paved streets. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 slowed neither the city’s growth nor its growing pains. The next year, Union Stock Yards workers butchered, scraped, cleaned, washed, cut, split and cooled twice as many hogs as in 1870. A year after that, amid a fresh financial panic, unemployed poor thronged outside the offices of the Relief and Aid Society, chanting, “Bread or death.” By 1880, the population exceeded 500,000. Of Maxwell Street, the first stop for most new arrivals, the Chicago Tribune wrote, “The street may be singled out of a thousand by the peculiar, intensive stench that arises from pools of thick and inky compound which in many cases is several feet deep and occasionally expands to the width of a small lake. Almost at every stop a dead dog, cat or rat may be seen,…the poor creatures (having) undoubtedly died of asphyxiation.”

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indows down, we roll into New Chicago. Even by rural Montana standards, the settlement is

hardly a city. New Chicago is a dirt road, three clean one-story homes, one Halloween pumpkin, a silo, two sheds, two dump trucks, a granary and a cemetery. In 1883, the newly opened Northern Pacific Railroad bypassed it by three miles. Nick stops. Crow takes a picture. I laugh. Here I am, 4,000 feet in elevation—three Sears Towers tall—in the ghost of a major metropolis that never was. I’m getting used to Montana, used to it all, yet what remains strange, by and large, I cherish. Recurrent surprise is the closest I come to my initial awe. The 1890 census recorded 1.1 million Chicagoans, again more than double that of the previous decade. Today, the city population hovers at just under 3 million souls; every year, Chicago hosts 32 million visitors. New Chicago, I think it’s safe to say, can count only three. Here at night, however, you can see the stars. A man appears in the distance, standing on the front steps of the house farthest from us. He wears a worn red baseball cap. He waves. I wave back. The American dream includes open space as well as skyscrapers, freedom to roam as well as money to build. I know Chicago, I love Chicago, but I don’t want to live in or near it anymore, and our country hardly needs a second second city, especially not in Montana, not in the 21st century. “Is this what you wanted?” Nick and Crow ask me. “It is,” I say. “Onward.”

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Jeremy N. Smith is the author of Growing a Garden City (Skyhorse Publishing ), which comes out in October. He writes in Missoula. This article originally appeared in High Country News (www.hcn.org ).

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FLASHINTHEPAN There’s a difference, with regard to pickle making, between what I would tell you and what I should tell you. The dichotomy is born of liability issues related to food safety. What I should tell you is what won’t get me sued, even if it means you get soggy pickles. What I probably shouldn’t mention is what I do in the privacy of my own home, where the occasional rule is carefully bent in service of crispy pickles. The pickles in question are a mix of carrots and peppers. I’ve been making, sharing, gifting and trading them for so long, that in my food-hood they’re often referred to simply as “Ari-style pickles.” These pickled peppers and carrots (referred to hereafter as “pickles”) are not only a cornerstone of my diet, they also represent a year-round umbilical cord to summer. I use them strategically to complement the flavor of each mouthful; they add spice, acidity and local terroir, and are perfect for pairing with rich, fatty foods. In a procedure I call co-munching, I take a bite of the meal and chase it with a nibble of pickle to adjust the acid and spice. Co-munching with pickled peppers is like adding a dash of hot sauce and a sip of wine to your meal. Like an aboriginal hunter utilizing every bit of his kill, I use the entire contents of my pickle jar. Once that jar is emptied of its veggies, I use the vinegar in salad dressing, and make mustard from the vinegar-soaked mustard seeds at the bottom of the jar. I make roughly a hundred quarts of pickles every season. That may seem excessive, but a dinner party can wipe out a whole jar in a single night. I’ll give some away, and trade a bunch too—certified “Ari-style pickles” have considerable value on the barter market. If I’m left with a jar per week for normal consumption, I’m in good shape. I used to cut my carrots into long spears and leave the peppers whole, but I’ve found that I can get more stuff into the jars if I slice both carrots and peppers into rounds about half an inch thick. Jalapenos are the ultimate pepper for pickling with carrots, but other spicy, thick-fleshed species work too, such as Louisiana, Arledge and senoritas. If you’re unfamiliar with canning, or with any of the canning terms that follow, read the directions

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carrots, aka escabeche, add a tablespoon or sprig or two of oregano as well. Pack your washed and sliced peppers and carrots into jars as tightly and space-efficiently as possible. Be sure to leave a 1-inch “headspace” between the veggies and the top of the jar. When the jars are packed, place the sterilized lids on them to keep out the invisible rain of microscopic riffraff. If you follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guide to canning (at www.uga.edu/nchfp/ publications/publications_usda.html), you’ll see the agency recommends a brine of pure vinegar, rather than vinegar mixed with water. This will increase the acid content and further reduce the risk of spoilage, but makes the pickles too vinegary for my taste. If

you follow this road, consider increasing your sugar content. My brine is a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water, with the vinegar portion being equal parts cider and white wine vinegar. I’m not saying you should try this at home. I’m just sayin’. Heat your brine and add sugar to taste, a little at a time until it softens the edge of the brine but doesn’t actually taste sweet. I use about half a cup of sugar for each gallon of my non-USDA-compliant brine. When the brine reaches a boil, I turn the heat off and pour it into my packed jars. I pour it slowly so the hot liquid doesn’t crack the glass jars, and cover the veggies with half an inch of brine, so that another half-inch of headspace remains. Wipe the rims to remove any errant mustard seeds or oregano leaves, and then screw on the lids and rings. With canning tongs, place the hot jars into a kettle of boiling water deep enough to cover the jars by at least an inch. It’s good to do this right away so the jars are still warm from the hot brine you just added when they enter the water. Once the water in the kettle returns to a boil I let the jars process for five minutes and then remove them. The USDA says to put your veggies in the brine pot before you boil it, so they cook in the brine before going into jars. After packing and sealing the jars, according to the agency, you should then process for 15 minutes (unless you’re at sea level, in which case 10 minutes is enough). After all of that cooking, your carrots will be soft enough to sip through a straw. But at least you can’t sue me for that. I feel comfortable taking on the extra risk of undercooking and under-vinegaring my pickles because I rely on home-canning’s most important rule of all: Don’t eat from any jar that has lost its seal, or whose lid does not display the telltale concavity that indicates a vacuum in the jar. If the lid is bulging or has lost its seal, toss the contents. Period. It’s that simple. Don’t ever bend this rule. After removing your jars from the water, you’ll be serenaded by a jazz concert of pings as the lids seal, one by one. This music will be followed by a yearlong encore of lip-smacking as you and your friends co-munch your way to gastronomic pleasure.

Black Cat Bake Shop 2000 West Broadway (next to Noodles Express) • 542-9043 Come try Missoula’s newest coffee house & bakery. Try our signature buttery morning buns, scones, cinnamon rolls, huckleberry coffee cake, & organic artisan breads. We also offer a variety of cakes, French pastries, & full coffee menu. (Banquet room available for morning meetings.) Tues Sat. $-$$

The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins Ave. 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 late. $-$$

that come with the Mason jar lids. You’ll need a big kettle, and some rubberized jar tongs for pulling the finished jars from the water. All of your equipment and your work environment should be kept clean, and your Mason jars, lids and rings should be sterilized before anything goes in them. Again, the lids will come with instructions on how to do this. Add a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon each of yellow and brown mustard seeds to the bottom of each quart jar. To make Mexican-style peppers and

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LISTINGS $…Under $5 $–$$…$5–$15 $$–$$$…$15 and over Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 Bernice’s: a Missoula’s staple; serving strong coffee and baked goods in the heart of the Hip Strip since 1978. Stop by and see us at the Clark Fork River Market. We’ll be there bright and early on Saturdays beginning May 8th from 8AM to 1PM. If you miss the market, we’re open every day 6AM to 8PM. Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street • 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced beega) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$

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Blue Canyon Kitchen 3720 N. Reserve (adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn) 541-BLUE www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com We offer creatively-prepared American cooking served in the comfortable elegance of their lodge restaurant featuring unique dining rooms. Kick back in the Tavern; relish the cowboy chic and culinary creations in the great room; visit with the chefs and dine in the kitchen or enjoy the fresh air on the Outdoor Patio. Parties and special events can be enjoyed in the Bison Room. Hours: Tavern hours Monday-Saturday 3pm-11pm, Sunday 3pm-10pm . Dining Room hours Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm. $$-$$$

Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 38 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. $ Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross • 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes,


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Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it’s a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius. Family Dental Group Southgate Mall 541-2886 If you have a tooth knocked out, gently rinse the tooth in milk or water. Don’t touch the roots. Place the tooth in cold milk or in your mouth between the cheek and gum to keep it moist. It is important not to let the tooth dry out. See a dentist within an hour to have it reinserted. Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and an espresso bar till close. WE DELIVER On Campus & to the area between Beckwith, Higgins & 5th Street. Delivery hours: M-F 11-2. $-$$

Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center 101 East Front St hunterbay.com 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus made-from-scratch , healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the fall sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Indulge Bakery 700 SW Higgins Ave. 544-4293 indulgebakery.wordpress.com Now open! Enjoy international flavors from baci di dama to pizzelles, gourmet cupcakes, scones and decadent cinnamon rolls. Specialty breads hot and fresh between 3 and 5pm daily. Open M-F 7am-6:30pm; Sat. 9am-4pm See us on Facebook! Call to find out more (406)523-3951. $ 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. Getting ready for outside seating? So are we. Not matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$

Good Food Store 1600 South 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 free-range 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. $–$$

Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins Ave. 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch and we use no MSG products. Featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive hot and ice tea menu including bubble tea. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Now serving beer, wine & saki. Open Mon-Sat, lunch 11:30-2pm and dinner 5pm-close. $-$$

Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins 541-4622 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. We also offer catering. www.justinshobnobcafe.com MC/V $-$$

Jakers 3515 Brooks St. 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. $$-$$$

HAPPIESTHOUR The Press Box you-need-to-go Long Island Iced Atmosphere: If the maroonTea. Hey, if it’s green it’s got to be and-silver clad football players good, right? painted all around the building don’t tip you off, be warned: This What you’re eating: The is Griz country. The University of Great Griz Breakfast. For only Montana’s Washington-Grizzly $8.50, you essentially get the Stadium sits just across the Clark entire menu: scrambled eggs, Fork River, and for fans who don’t hash browns, bacon, ham, have a ticket during football seasausage, biscuits and gravy, son, the Press Box is the next French toast sticks, fresh fruit with best place to get your team spirit danishes, and, to top it all, the on. Griz memorabilia crowds Press Box’s specialty crab cakes. every wall in the place, from vin“We have a line that lasts pretty tage posters to signed photos of Photo by Alex Sakariassen much the entire time,” Lemcke former star athletes. According to bartender MacKenzie Lemcke, fall usually says of the Great Griz Breakfast, served every brings bleachers full of customers looking for a gameday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “The girls have healthy helping of food and, of course, drinks. to give out tickets so we can move fast.” “The people that come here are great,” Lemcke Who you’re cheering with: Griz fans, says. “They make the atmosphere.” duh. Occasionally some unsuspecting fan of an What you’re drinking: The only answer opposing team may stray inside during game during football season is anything you can get time, but “they are secretive,” Lemcke says. your hands on. Mostly, though, Lemcke serves “They don’t fly their colors in here ’cause they up high-octane mixers like fish bowls or the know better.” Press Box’s Irish Trash Can—a potent combinaWhere to get your game on: 835 E. tion of rum, vodka, peach Schnapps, blue curacao and triple sec with a can of Red Bull Broadway St., just over the pedestrian footdumped on top. Lemcke calls it “delicious,” like bridge from Washington-Grizzly Stadium. —Alex Sakariassen a fruity answer to the classic get-you-where-

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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. $$-$$$ Liquid Planet 223 N. Higgins Ave. • 541-4541 From Latté to Lassî, Water to Wine, Tea Cup to Tea Pot, Liquid Planet has the best beverage offering this side of Neptune -- with a special focus on all-natural, organic, and sustainability. Their distinctive and healthy smoothie menu is worth the visit too! Quick and delicious breakfast and lunch is always ready to go; pastries, croissants, bagels, breakfast burritos, wraps, salads, and soups. Open 8 am to 10 pm daily. $-$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café & Bakery 231 E. Front St. 541-0231 Country French Specialties, Bison, Elk, Fresh Fish Daily, delicious salads and appetizers. Breads and desserts baked in house. Reservations recommended for the warm & inviting dining areas, or drop in for a quick bite in the wine bar. Now, you may go to our website Pearlcafe.US to make reservations or buy gift certificates, while there check out our gorgeous wedding and specialty cakes. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Red Robin 2901 Brooks Street 830-3170 www.redrobin.com Half the price, twice the fun! Halfy Hour at the Southgate Mall Red Robin®! Half price bar drinks Monday – Friday, 46 p.m. and Monday – Saturday, 9-10 p.m. Enjoy a drink with one of our insanely delicious Gourmet Burgers, Bottomless Steak Fries. Or, snack on one of our shareable starters with friends! $-$$ Scotty’s Table 131 S. Higgins Ave. • 549-2790 Enjoy the best patio dining in Missoula with our seasonal menu of classic Mediterranean and European fare featuring the freshest local ingredients. Come in for happy hour Tues-Friday 5:00- 6:30. Serving lunch Tues-Sat 11:00-2:30, and dinner seven nights a week 5:00-close. Beer and Wine available. $$-$$$

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Sean Kelly’s 130 West Pine • 542–1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for Lunch and Dinner, featuring a Sat.-Sun. Brunch 11-2pm. Great Fresh food With Huge Portions. Featuring international & Irish pub fare as well as locally produced specials. FULL BAR, BEER, WINE, MARTINIS. $-$$ Silver Dollar Bar 307 W. Rail Road St. • 728-9826 Celebrating our 75th anniversary. Established, owned & operated by the Martello family in 1935, the bar is a true Montana tavern. We have the latest in video gaming machines, pool tables & the most up-to-date Juke Box. All this along with cold beer & stiff drinks make the Silver Dollar Bar a real Montana legend. NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Enjoy a Rocky Mountain summer high with Albert, vineyard dog, who says “bring a picnic ~ I’ll share.” $$ 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. $-$$

HAMILTON Spice of Life 163 S. 2nd St. Hamilton 363-4433 Spice of Life welcomes you to the Bitterroot’s best locavore dining experience. Serving up fresh and fun food in a conscientious manner. For lunch try one of our hand made burgers from Lolo Locker or one of our fabulous fresh salads. Dinner selections include natural beef which contains no growth hormones or antibiotics ever, sustainable seafood selections and pasta dishes made from Montana wheat from Pasta Montana. Quench your thirst with beer from right here in Hamilton or try one of our reasonably priced yet fantastic wine selections. Children’s menu available. No reservations. So come as you are to Spice of Life! 163 S 2nd St. Hamilton, MT. Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:00 to 2:00 Dinner: Tues - Sat 5:00 to 9:00. 363-4433.

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That said, some harvest techniques are more tree-friendly than others. The folks at www.wholesalepinenuts.com, for example, claim to pick all of their cones by hand, only using mechanical means to separate the seeds from the cones, and to remove the seeds from the shells. It’s conceivable that a few thugs might cut down piñon trees in order to get the nut-bearing cones. But that would be dumb, because it would hurt subsequent harvests. The risks to piñon trees posed by these jokers is far outweighed by the benefits of eating something that depends on healthy, natural forests. Substituting almonds only supports the nut orchards that are drinking deeply from California and Arizona aquifers that really can’t spare the extra water. Pine nuts, meanwhile, come from wild, intact ecosystems. Which would you rather support? Send your food and garden queries to flash@flashinthepan.net.


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The Missoula Indian Center, Building 33 on Fort Missoula Road, announces that nominee applications for six open seats on its board are available for your inspection at the center, up until the board of directors election, which occurs on Oct. 1 from 8 AM–8 PM. The center is open from 8 AM–5 PM Mon.–Fri. Call 829-9515. Just don’t shoot any blank sentences during the Conservative Patriots Second Amendment Contest, an essay contest on what the Second Amendment means to you, in 300 words or less, which runs today up until Nov. 1. Free to participate, with rifle prizes for winners. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 1 and sent to: Missoula Patriots, 10079 Miller Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59803. Alternately, e-mail your submission to 2ndamendmentcommittee@gmail.com. Dig into the book Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl during the Bitterroot Public Library’s “Brown Bag It” book discussion group, which starts at noon at the library, 306 State St. in Hamilton. Free. Call 363-1670. homeWORD presents a groundbreaking ceremony for its Solstice project, which runs from 4:30–6:30 PM at the project, on 1535 Liberty Lane. Free to attend. Visit homeword.org and call 532-HOME.

nightlife Climate change skeptics need not apply: Confront the root causes of climate change with creative conflict (and no mediation) by heading to a weekly meeting of Northern Rockies Rising Tide, an environmental/ social justice organization which meets this and every Thu. at 6 PM at Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. Free to attend. Visit northernrockiesrisingtide.org. He’ll be your Johnny-on-the-spot: John Floridis plays a solo set at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton, at 6 PM. Free. Call 363-PINT.

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Gnaw on something tasty in order to support the completion of Ewam’s Garden of 1000 Buddhas during a fundraiser that features music by Joan Zen and Ani Tsering Wangmo, along with finger food, drinks and a silent/live auction, from 6:30–9:30 PM at the Hay Moon Resort, 1845 Hodgson Road near Whitefish. Tickets are $25 per pair/$15 per person. Call 824-0938. You won’t need to bring your green card when Mark Blumenthal—founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council—presents a lecture about herbs and medicinal plants at 7 PM at the conference center of St. Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway St. Free. Call 327-3057. Media meets the people during a screening of Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad—a documentary that follows the people of Oaxaca and their “taking” of the media—with the screening starting at 7 PM at UM’s Urey Lecture Hall. Free, with a discussion to follow the movie. Visit peaceandjusticefilms.org. Jazz it up for some roof raisers during “Burning,” a night of Missoula jazz for

Habitat for Humanity that features tunes by the Kelly-Eriksson Jazz Quintet, as well as special guest David Boone, starting at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Fifth St. W. $10 suggested donation, with refreshments. Invest in your ‘hood during a “Community Forum Meeting,” where you can learn how to fund your neighborhood project, work with local government, and plenty more from 7–9 PM at Missoula’s City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Visit missoula-neighborhoods.org. Don’t expect to be speaking in pig Latin when Brian Jameson offers a devotional singing program with live music and gentle direction at 7:15 PM at Hamilton’s Common Ground Center, 258 Roosevelt Lane. $3 donation requested. Call 363-4026.

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The Montana Actors’ Theatre presents Th Complt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridg’d, a play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that features every Shakespeare tale told in less than two hours, with a performance at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $12, with $5 student rush tickets available. Visit mtactors.com for tickets. Tap your feet to several drums when San Jose Taiko performs a mix of Japanese, Balinese and African music with rock and jazz, starting at 7:30 PM at Whitefish’s O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. $27, with tickets available by calling 862-5371 and by visiting whitefishtheatreco.org. Three generations of American Indian women confront old tensions and family secrets during a performance of Carolyn Dunn’s The Frybread Queen, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Masquer Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. Visit montanarep.org for tickets and call 2434581. (See Spotlight in this issue.) Leisure suit plus beer goggles not r e q u i r e d : Tr i v i a l B e e r s u i t , Missoula’s newest trivia night for the layperson, begins with sign ups at 7:45 PM and trivia at 8 PM at the Brooks and Browns Lounge, at the Holiday Inn–Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. Free. Includes $7 pitchers of Bayern beer, prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. E-mail Katie at kateskins@gmail.com. Now’s your time to juggle a beat with your feet in a cavernous setting when DJ DC rocks the AmVets Club with hits starting at 9 PM. Free. Join several hundred people and revel in the glory of debauchery when cheap well drinks and laptop-fueled hip hop, electronic, pop and mashed-up tunes hit the Badlander every week where Dead Hipster DJ Night gets booties bumpin’ at 9 PM. $3. Cut a rug but not a box when locals The Box Cutters, The Orange Shades and The Skurfs rock the Palace at 9 PM. $5. That case of spontaneous sweats is nothing to sweat about when Cabin Fever plays The Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 8:30 PM. The Budweiser Tap Tour also occurs earlier in the night from 5–7 PM. Free. Call 728-1559. Women celebrate their womanhood with cheap libations and a bit of karaoke during ladies’ night and live karaoke with Party Trained at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, this and every Thu. at 9:30 PM. Free to attend. Call 830-3277. He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free. Cleanse those insides with bass during Bass Face, a DJ night

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dedicated to dubstep and other bass-heavy electronic music styles with sets by Ebola Syndrome, Kid Traxiomr and others starting at 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA.

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UM celebrates American Indian Heritage Day with a Sunrise Ceremony at 7 AM near the east entrance of the Payne Family Native American Center, followed by a tipi rising at 9 AM on the lawn between the center and the Math Building. Free. Call 243-6308. Pick up something aesthetically awesome during the Homecoming Art Fair, which begins at 9 AM at the University Center Atrium. Free to attend. Call 243-4115. Those in the Flathead can support their local libraries by checking out the Friends of the Library Book Sale, which runs from 10 AM–8 PM at the Kalispell Center Mall, 20 N. Main St. Free to attend. The sale also occurs Sept. 25 from 10 AM–6 PM and Sept. 26 from 11 AM–4 PM. All proceeds benefit Flathead County libraries. Call 2575793 to donate books. UM continues its celebration of American Indian Heritage Day with a proclamation by President George M. Dennison at noon, near the east entrance of The Payne Family Native American Center. Free. Other free events taking place include Native Games near the Oval at 1 PM, and a reading with Debra Magpie Earling at 2 PM at the Bonnie Heavy Runner Gathering Place, in the The Payne Center. Call 243-6308. If you’d like to have your work auctioned off during the Missoula Art M u s e u m ’ s ( M A M ) 2011 A r t Auction, consider submitting your work to the MAM’s 2011 Art Auction Prospectus, which is open for artists to submit their work through Oct. 3. $5 fee to submit your work. Visit mam.slideroom.com to submit your materials and call the museum at 728-0447 with questions. A pitch perfect family of musicians navigates the ups and downs of the music biz when Rick Bass reads and signs copies of Nashville Chrome, at noon at the Fact & Fiction UC Bookstore. Free. Call 243-1234. Connect the transportation dots during a community roundtable titled “Making Connections: Ec o n o m i c a n d C o m m u n i t y Vitality through Sustainable Transportation,” a discussion lead by John Robert Smith of the Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n f o r A m e r i c a Campaign, which begins at 3:30 PM at Missoula’s City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Call 721-3218.

nightlife When Copper Was King tries on your rusty bling when it plays the Blacksmith Brewing Co., 114 Main St. in Stevensville, at 5:30 PM. Free. Call 777-0680. Watch winners win stuff and give a speech during the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Reception, which begins at 6 PM in the University Center Ballroom. Free. Call 243-5211. Expect some non-deep fried jazz when James Wallace and Pete Hand play jazz at Hong Kong Chef, 2009 Brooks St., from 6–9 PM. Free to attend, with free appetizers. Call 549-6688. Go ahead and show your oh face when EL 3-OH! plays Gypsy jazz at the tasting room of Ten Spoon Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive, at 6:30 PM. Free. It’s all about the ups and downs of the music biz when Rick Bass reads and signs copies of Nashville Chrome, at 7 PM at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 721-2881. Chortle the night away when Ryan McMahon, an American Indian comedian, busts guts with a performance at 7 PM at the University Center Theater. $5/$3 students. Call 243-5400. Three generations of American Indian women confront old tensions and family secrets during a performance of Carolyn Dunn’s The Frybread Queen, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Masquer Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. Visit montanarep.org for tickets and call 2434581. (See Spotlight in this issue.) UM alumni bust a smooth move to the Alumni Jazz Band and Rob Quist and Great Northern during the All-Alumni Social and Dance, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Holiday Inn–Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. Call 243-521 for pricing and visit grizalum.org. The Montana Actors’ Theatre presents Th Complt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridg’d, a play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that features every Shakespeare tale told in less than two hours, with a performance at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $15, with $5 student rush tickets available. Visit mtactors.com for tickets. Keep plenty of black tea on hand so you can holler during the Yell Night Pep Rally, which begins at 8 PM at UM’s Oval. Free. Call 243-4336. Colorado’s Joe Uveges just might rock out with your rock salt when the singer/songwriter plays the Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier, at 8 PM. $5. Call 830-3296. Clem Small keeps it large and in charge when he plays country and swing at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, 209 Wall St., at 8 PM. No cover, but pass-the-hat donations welcome. Call 741-2361.


The Hamilton Playhouse presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with a performance at 8 PM at the Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road in Hamilton. $14/$8 children 12 and under. Call 375-9050. The Lifers play spin the bottle with your windshield wipers when it plays the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W., at 8 PM. Free. It’s time for an all-request video dance party to celebrate the week’s end: Feelgood Friday featuring hip-hop video remixes with The Tallest DJ in America at 9 PM at The Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway. Free. Call 543-5678. If you liked Tolkien’s mines of Khazad-dum, you’ll love tunneling through the AmVets Club, where DJDC rocks dance music to slay orcs to at 9 PM. Free. Learn to sing “Dancing Queen” in tongues when Bassackwards Karaoke invades the Alcan Bar & Grill in Frenchtown, 16780 Beckwith St., every Fri. at 9 PM. Free. Call 531-8327. Feel free to flail around like a rock star whilst busting out your best

version of Hall and Oates’ “Kiss on My List” during Combat Karaoke at the Deano’s Casino near Airway Blvd., 5318 W. Harrier, this and every Fri. at 9 PM. Free. Bust a smooth move to sizzling hip hop and Top 40 tracks when The Tallest DJ in America spins tunes at 9 PM at The Underground, in the basement of the Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St. Free. Enter from the southwest basement entrance. Tune in, turn on, but don’t drop out during KBGA’s annual Birthday Bash, which overtakes the Badlander/Palace complex at 9 PM with sets in the Badlander by Wartime Blues, Pterodactyl Plains and Ah Holly Fam’ly, and sets in the Palace by The Salamanders, Rainbow Arabia and Rafter. $7/$5 advance at KBGA’s office in the UC. (See Noise in this issue.) Swing high but not low when Cash for Junkers plays Americana with a swing at the Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 9 PM. Free. Bowling commingles with a laser light show and some DJ tunage from Kaleidoscope Entertainment every Fri. and Sat. at 9:30 PM at Five Valleys Bowling Center, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Free. Call 549-4158. County Line considers the merits of taxing your teddy bear when it

plays country at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, at 9:30 PM. $2. Call 830-3277. Grease your toes and slick your nose when Russ Nasset & The Revelators plays rockabilly and country at the Union Club at 9:30 PM. Free. He lives to spin: DJ Dubwise just can’t stop the dance tracks once they start at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799. You need not worry about funky taxation without representation when New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation gets freaky with funk, rock and soul at 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA.

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Pick up something aesthetically awesome during the Homecoming Art Fair, which begins at 9 AM at the University Center Atrium. Free to attend. Call 243-4115. Stamp out Lou Gehrig’s disease during Walk to Defeat ALS, a three-mile walk to honor and support those who are living with or lost their lives to the disease. Registration starts at 9 AM, fol-

SPOTLIGHT k n e a d i n g te n s i o n First off, The Frybread Queen isn’t just about frybread, though the delicious delicacy does play a role. It’s really the story of four American Indian women, three generations apart and hailing from Navajo and Cherokee tribes, who are all gathered for the funeral of a man who has committed suicide. The man is a son, a husband, a father and a brother-inlaw to these women, but he’s also a person with a dark past and a lingering presence in the household. Doors mysteriously open and shut, tensions run high, secrets are revealed, and frybread recipes are disclosed. Throughout the play, each woman shares her frybread recipe—from the eldest woman who prefers to make it from scratch, to the Los Angeles-based daughter-in-law who uses selfrising flour and other high tech means. The recipes hint at each woman’s character as she tries to come to terms with her place in a family severely damaged by tragedy and abuse. Though the story

WHAT: The Frybread Queen WHEN: Thu., Sept. 23–Sat., Sept. 25, at 7:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 25–Sun. , Sept. 26 at 2 PM WHERE: Masquer Theatre in UM’s PARTV Center HOW MUCH: $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. MORE INFO: Visit montanarep.org.

The program, featuring Jon Manasse, clarinet soloist Photo by Chad Harder

delves into heavy-duty truths, it’s all done with charming humor. The play, written by American Indian playwright Carolyn Dunn, is being shown in Missoula as a theatrical partnership between the Montana Rep, UM’s School of Theatre & Dance and Native Voices at the Autry, a prominent theater company out of Los Angeles that cultivates work by American Indian playwrights. It’s also part of Montana Rep’s American Indian company called Eagle Theatre Works. The production features an impressive cast of professional American Indian actors like UM alumnus Lily Gladstone (who was profiled in the Indy last week), Jane Lind, pictured left, and Arigon Starr, right, who also spends her days hitting the stage as a country rock musician.

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lowed by the walk at 10 AM, at McCormick Park. Free to participate, but you’re asked to raise donations. Visit walktodefeatals.org to register. Go for the candy and stay for the floats during UM’s Homecoming Parade, which heads through downtown Missoula and begins at 10 AM on the corner of Higgins Avenue and Broadway Street. Free. Call Suzette at 243-5214. Clean out your medicine cabinet during Prescription Drug DropOff Day, where you can dispose of your unused prescription drugs from 10 AM–2 PM at various locations in Missoula including Fire Station #3 at 1501 39th St., Fire Station #4 at 3011 Latimor St. and on the first floor of UM’s University Center. Free to participate. Visit invisibleepidemic.com for a complete list of locations around Western Montana. The Missoula Art Museum celebrates Smithsonian Museum Day, where those who bring in their Smithsonian Magazine or museum day admission card receive an extra museum day perk from the MAM. Free to participate. The Museum is open from 10 AM–3 PM. Call 728-0447. Those suffering from illness or loss can find solace during one of Living Art Montana’s Creativity for Life workshops at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., at 10:30 AM. This week features the program

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“Organza Flower Adornments” with Michel Colville. Free. Donations are appreciated but not expected. Register by calling 549-5329 or visit livingartofmontana.org. Don’t expect Sneed B. Collard III to go crazy with collard greens when he signs copies of the World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, from 11 AM–1 PM at the Fact & Fiction UC Bookstore. Free. Call 243-1234. Three generations of American Indian women confront old tensions and family secrets during a performance of Carolyn Dunn’s The Frybread Queen, which begins at 2 PM at the Masquer Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. Visit montanarep.org for tickets and call 2434581. (See Spotlight in this issue.) Out of the Bluegrass—featuring members of the Mission Mountain Wood Band—makes sure the blue stuff never runs dry when it plays a post-homecoming game show at 4:30 PM or so at the Badlander. $5.

nightlife Hellgate Rodeo lassos your soul when it plays the Blacksmith Brewing Co., 114 Main St. in Stevensville, at 5:30 PM. Free. Call 777-0680. Bear witness to a cultural mashup when Hong Kong Chef, 2009

Brooks St., presents Asian Oktober fest, which features music plus German dishes with a Chinese twist, from 6–9 PM. Free to attend, but the food costs you. Call 549-6688. Lend your support to an aesthetic institution in the Flathead during Oktoberfish, a fundraiser for Whitefish’s Stumptown Art Studio that features drinks, dinner by the bite, a raffle and other activities from 6–10 PM outside at Karrow Avenue in Whitefish. $50 per person. Call 862-5929 for tickets. Ride the barley wave to some muddy land or another when Mudslide Charley plays gut bucket blues at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton, at 6 PM. Free. Call 363-PINT. Three generations of American Indian women confront old tensions and family secrets during a performance of Carolyn Dunn’s The Frybread Queen, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Masquer Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. Visit montanarep.org for tickets and call 2434581. (See Spotlight in this issue.) The Montana Actors’ Theatre presents Th Complt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridg’d, a play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that features every Shakespeare tale told in less than two hours, with a performance at


7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $15, with $5 student rush tickets available. Visit mtactors.com for tickets. The Hamilton Playhouse presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with a performance at 8 PM at the Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road in Hamilton. $14/$8 children 12 and under. Call 375-9050. The Lifers play spin the bottle with your windshield wipers when it plays the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W., at 8 PM. Free. Even righty tighty’s find reason to swing to the left when Lefty Lucy plays rock, country and blues at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, 209 Wall St., at 8 PM. No cover, but pass-the-hat donations welcome. Call 741-2361. Here’s your chance to get freaky on the dance floor. AmVets Club offers up DJDC and his dance music to the hungry horde at 9 PM. Free. DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo are guaranteed to keep you dancing to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bass-heavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. Have a ballin’ time during the Fall Ball, which features an international theme and begins at 9 PM at the University Center Ballroom. Open to all UM students and alumni. Email Kelsey at kelsey.olson@uconnect.umt.edu for pricing. Tap an aural keg in honor of homecoming when Secret Powers, Volumen and Airstream Safari play various shades of rock at the Palace at 9 PM. $5. Party Trained parties harder than a train high on octane when it plays the Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 9 PM. Free. Rattle Trap never traps you in an aural fog when it plays classic rock and originals from 9 PM–midnight

at the Central Bar & Grill, 147 W. Broadway St. Cost TBA. The Country Boogie Boys just wanna try out your boogie board when it plays country at 9 PM at the Full Moon Saloon in Stevensville, 207 Main St. Free. See if you can become a star under the spotlight at Sean Kelly’s open mic night, hosted by Mike Avery every Sat. at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 5421471 on Sat. after 10 AM to register. Dance like you have red ants in your socks when a DJ spins dance music at Florence’s High Spirits Club and Casino, 5341 Hwy. 93 N., this and every Sat. at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 273-9992. Even screwballs get centered with the sounds of Cash for Junkers, which plays Americana with a swing at the Lumberjack Saloon, off Hwy. 12 and one mile up Graves Creek Road near Lolo. Free. The Tom Cats scratch at the pole of knowledge when it plays Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, at 9:30 PM. $2. Call 830-3277. Zeppo MT cures your case of claptrap with a hearty dose of R&B when it plays the Union Club at 9:30 PM. Free. The Lil’ Smokies smoke your meats and slap your cleats with bluegrass at the Top Hat at 10 PM. Cover TBA.

Paws Up Road off Hwy. 200 near Greenough. $50/$20 for children, or collect $150–$125 in pledges. Visit myhswm.org for details and call 549-HSWM. Snag something crafty during a craft fair featuring purses, scarves, and handmade arts and crafts from 11 AM–3 PM at The Village Senior Residence, 2815 Old Fort Road. The same craft fair also occurs at the same time at the Village, Riverside and Hillside health care centers. Free to attend. Call 549-1300. Three generations of American Indian women confront old tensions and family secrets during a performance of Carolyn Dunn’s The Frybread Queen, which begins at 2 PM at the Masquer

Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. $16/$14 students and seniors/$10 children 12 and under. Visit montanarep.org for tickets and call 243-4581. (See Spotlight in this issue.) The Hamilton Playhouse presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with a performance at 2 PM at the Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road in Hamilton. $14/$8 children 12 and under. Call 375-9050. David Morgenroth gets tickle happy with a piano when he plays a Faculty and Guest Artist Series performance at 3 PM at the Music Recital Hall, in the Music Building. $10/$5 seniors and students. Call 243-6880.

Rejuvenate and refresh your body, mind and spirit during Table Time with Alternative Healers, an intuitive healing and energy balancing workshop featuring expert healers in the areas of reiki, vibrational healing and healing touch, from 4:30–6:30 PM at the Open Way Mindfulness Center, 702 Brooks St. No charge, but donations are welcome. Call Janit at 207-7358.

nightlife Slip into a dreamy narrative or two during UM’s Second Wind Reading Series, which features readings by Prageeta Sharma, director of UM’s Creative Writing program, along with MFA student Jenny White, at 6:30 PM at the Top Hat. Free.

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UM presents “The Passages of Herman Melville,” a seminar with Jay Parini, professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, from 3:10–4:30 PM in Room 123 of UM’s Gallagher B u s i n e s s B u i l d i n g . Fr e e . C a l l 243-2311. This is worth pursuing: UM presents “Stalking and Unwanted Pursuit: Cultural Corruptions of Communication and Courtship,” a talk with Brian H. Spitzberg of San Diego State University, which runs from 3:40–5 PM in Room 119 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call Stephen at 243-4951.

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they start their fall weekly practice at 7 PM in the band room of Sentinel High School, 901 South Ave. W. Free. Call 542-7664. The Discount Quartet gives a thumbs up to draping yourself in grapes when it plays the Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 100, from 7–10 PM. Free. The Hamilton Players present auditions for You Can’t Take It With You, with roles for both men and women, starting at 7 PM at the Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road in Hamilton. Free to audition, with scripts available at the Chapter One Book Store. Visit hamiltonplayers.com. Auditions also occur at the same time Sept. 28. Get cast under a literary spell during “The Books that Changed America,” a talk with Jay Parini, a professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, which begins at 8 PM at the University Theatre. Free. Call 243-2311. Lyrical bullets hit your dome when rapper Tech N9ne returns to play with E-40, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Jay Rock and Glasses Malone at 8 PM at the Wilma Theatre. $28/$26.50 advance at Rockin Rudy’s and ticketfly.com. Who says America never invented a pub sport? Beer Pong proves them all wrong at the Office Bar, 109 W. Main St. in Hamilton, where alcohol and performance anxiety climax into a thing of beauty at 9 PM. Free. Call 363-6969. Kick off your week with a drink, some free pool and an array of electronic DJs and styles for das booty during Milkcrate Monday with the Milkcrate Mechanic at 9 PM every week, at the Palace. Free. Have a drink and take a load off in the company of your fellow laborers during the Badlander’s Service Industry Night, which runs this and every Mon. and includes drink specials for service industry workers starting at 9 PM. Free. Also, if

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If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 36 months, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

nightlife Sop up the sights of a true DIY Missoula institution during an open tour of the Zootown Ar ts Community Center, which runs from 5:30–6:30 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. W. Free. RSVP by e-mailing Hanna at info@zootownarts.com. Take part in collective thoughts and actions for healing and enlightenment at the Healers’ Gathering Meeting, which takes place the last Tue. of each month at 6:30 PM at the Eagles Lodge meeting room, 2420 South Ave. W. Free. This month features a guest speaker from Melaleuca Wellness Co. Call 273-2871. Hear the pro and con arguments of Initiative 164—which would cap payday lender loans at 36 percent—during a public forum on the issue sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Missoula, which starts at 7 PM at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 549-4120. (See Agenda in this issue.) Expect an aural explosion during a Faculty and Guest Artist Series performance titled the “A Kurt Weill Cabaret,” which features vocals by Lee Heuermann, Anne Basinski, Anna Milburn and Tom Doud, along with piano playing by Christopher Hahn, at 7:30 PM in the UM Music Recital Hall, in the Music Building. $10/$5 students and seniors. Call 243-6880. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. 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. Ready? What toxin is extracted from castor beans? (Find the answer in the calendar under tomorrow’s nightlife section.) Yabba Griffiths cures your dry eyes with his irie vibes when he plays reggae at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, 209 Wall St., at 8 PM. No cover, but pass-the-hat donations welcome. Call 741-2361. He’s a fan of freedom, and waterboarding. The UM Federalist Society presents a lecture from commentator and syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock titled “Obama v. Free Enterprise,” which begins at 8 PM in Room 101 of UM’s Law School. Free.


Records, which features DJ B Mune spinning beats along with guest MCs starting at 9:30 PM at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H. Free. Call 830-3276.

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Tip your hat to Partners in Home Care during “Hats off to Hospice,” a fashion show luncheon fundraiser for the organization that runs from 11:30 AM–1 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve St. $40/$500 for a runway table. Call Jeri at 3276-3732 for tickets.

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Will rap for sanity. Tech N9ne plays the Wilma Theatre Mon., Sept. 27, at 8 PM with E-40, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Jay Rock and Glasses Malone. $28/$26.50 advance at Rockin Rudy’s and ticketfly.com.

The Broadway’s Tuesday Night Comedy takes place every Tue. at 9 PM and is followed by dancing with tunes from the Tallest DJ in America. $5/$3 students. Call 543-5678. See a plethora of patterns and colors—after a few pitchers—and muster up the courage to belt out some prize-winning classics during Kaleidoscope Karaoke every Sun.–Sat. at the Lucky Strike

Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave., at 9 PM. Free. Call 721-1798. All royalty gets irie during Royal Reggae Night, which features free pool plus reggae, dancehall and hip-hop remixes spun by an array of DJs starting at 9 PM at the Palace. Free. Keep it on the cool side when you listen to some hip hop and enjoy a drink special or two during HipHop Tuesday with Wapikiya

Enjoy a local brew and support a local organization during the Kettlehouse Northside Tap Room’s Community U-NITE Pint Nights, which occur this and every Wed. from 5–8 PM at the tap room, 313 N. First St. W. Free to attend. A portion of proceeds from each pint sold goes to a different nonprofit organization each week. Visit kettlehouse.com. Hear about one man’s fight against the odds during “Stronger Than Cancer: Fighting Back by Climbing Mountains,” a presentation with Scott Woods—who was diagnosed with lung cancer and recently reached the summit of Mount Rainer—that starts with beverages/appetizers at 5:30 PM, and moves into the presentation at 6:15 PM, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Donations appreciated. Visit fittofightmt.org. Keep on keepin’ it green during the panel “Will Work for Sustainability—Careers in Sustainability Services & Consulting,” which runs from 7–9 PM in Room 122 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call 243-5153.

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Salt Lake City’s Blackhounds rocks your clock nonstop when it plays rock at 7 PM at the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5. They also play a free acoustic show at Hot Topic earlier in the day at 5 PM, just so you know. Get in the mood with a big band theatrical swing music revue when In the Mood performs at 7:30 PM in the University Theatre. $36 plus fees. Visit griztix.com for tickets or call 243-4051. The Montana Actors’ Theatre presents Th Complt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridg’d, a play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that features every Shakespeare tale told in less than two hours, with a performance at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $12, with $5 student rush tickets available. Visit mtactors.com for tickets. You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but neither will help you emit that high lonesome sound every Wed., when the Old Post Pub hosts a Pickin’ Circle at 9 PM. Free. The answer to this week’s trivia question: Ricin is the potent and poisonous toxin that can be extracted from the castor bean. And, while no known antidote exists, the U.S. military has developed a vaccine for it. The tenets of women’s lib broadens to include cheap drinks and DJs spinning dance tracks when Feruqi’s hosts Ladies’ Night every Wed. at 9 PM. Free. Be sure you’ve downed enough pitchers of PBR in order to have the courage to sing “Rebel Without A Pause” by Public Enemy (believe me, the beer helps), during Kraptastic Karaoke at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, where $7 all you can drink Miller Lite draft beer mixes with music by Chereal and karaoke between sets this and every Wed. starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free. Includes other drink specials as well. He’ll sing a jingle to your Pringle: Local Folger’s Coffee jingle winner Ethan Thompson brings plenty of acoustic pop to the table when he and his band plays with Kevin Koutnik and Josh Farmer at 9 PM at the Palace. $5. He’ll be your conductor to the next irie station: Yabba Griffiths brings the reggae heat when he plays the Top Hat at 10 PM. $5.

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If you can’t read this, perhaps you’re simply pre-literate, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program for babes up to 36 months at 10:30 AM every Thu., Fri. and Tue. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

nightlife Loss and memory get aesthetically explored when the UM Gallery of Visual Arts presents an opening for Doug Anderson’s mixed media installation titled Asphodel, as well as Sara Schneckloth’s exhibit of paper drawings titled Surge Protection, from 5:15–7 PM at the gallery, on the first floor of UM’s Social Sciences Building. Free, with a presentation by Anderson at 5:15 PM in Room 356 of the Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.

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The Community Medical Center Foundation p r e s e n t s “ E p i l e p s y 101 / S e i z u r e Response,” a presentation with Brent Herrmann of the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest and others that begins at 5:30 PM in the Gallagher Board Room of Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road. Free. Call 327-4141. Gush your ears out when Seattle’s Handful of Luvin’ brings the love with “fiddle driven roots rock” at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton, at 6 PM. Free. Call 363-PINT. Torture gets an in-depth examination when the Peace & Justice Film Series presents a screening of Taxi to the Dark Side, which examines the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, starting at 7 PM at the UC Theater. Free, with a discussion to follow the film. Visit peaceandjusticefilms.org Find out why children in the midst of a divorce ought to have their voices heard during “Crisis in the Courts: Hearing Children’s Voices, Taking Away Their Burden,” a short film and presentation with Kathleen Russell—executive director of the Center for Judicial Justice in California—that begins at 7 PM in Room 123 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call Betsy at 552-0181. The Montana Actors’ Theatre presents Th Complt Wrks of Wllm Shkspr, Abridg’d, a play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield that features every Shakespeare tale told in less than two hours, with a performance at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $12, with $5 student rush tickets available. Visit mtactors.com for tickets. Join several hundred people and revel in the glory of debauchery when cheap well drinks and laptop-fueled hip hop, electronic, pop and mashed-up tunes hit the Badlander every week where Dead Hipster DJ Night gets booties bumpin’ at 9 PM. $3. Portland, Ore.’s Hillstomp chomps at the bluesy bit when it plays swampy punk blues at 9 PM at the Palace. $5. Locals The Lil’ Smokies and Bird’s Mile Home open. Nate Hegyi, lead singer/songwriter of Wartime Blues, keeps the folk and Americana flowing when he plays with a rotating cast of friends this and every other Thu. at the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., at 10 PM. Free. California’s Trevor Green leads you into a greenish tangerine dream when he plays folk at the Top Hat at 10 PM. Cover TBA. For those of you looking to bear witness to our city’s wealth of literary talent, I have five words for you: UM’s Second Wind Reading Series. It’s free, and runs every Sunday throughout the semester at 6:30 PM at the Top Hat, and this week it features work by Prageeta Sharma (head of UM’s Creative Writing program), as well as MFA creative writing student Jenny White. Come get cozy with some stories, and keep me in the know of your upcoming literary soirees by sending your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Sept. 24 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to Calendar Overlord c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 5434367. 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.”


This weekend, you can tip your hat to conservationists like Aldo Leopold or Bob Marshall, since Sat., Sept. 25, is National Public Lands Day—you know, that special day created back in 1994 where we get off our butts and go do some restoration work on the lands that we recreate on each and every week. Here in Missoula, I’ve got a shovelful of free Public Lands Day events for you to tackle, so I’ll start with the first: Missoula’s Parks and Rec Department heads up a handful of restoration projects that include planting trees and shrubs in Greenough Park, as well as installing a runners tread on the southside Riverfront Trail, from 9 AM–4 PM at those sites. Call Jason at 552-6271. Or you could get your green on another way by planting grass seeds and plants, and removing weeds, when you join the Northern Rockies Chapter of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers for its Milltown Bridge Native Plant Restoration activity, which aims to establish more vegetation at the Gateway Park site and runs from 9 AM–noon in Milltown. E-mail Graham at graham@wlrv.org to sign up and for directions. Better yet, celebrate the day with the Montana Conservation Corps, REI and the Sierra Club when they join forces with volunteers to build three turnpike bridges at the Spring and Sawmill Gulches in the Rattlesnake, starting at 9 AM by meeting at the Rattlesnake Trailhead. Call Bobby at 728-2720. If that sounds a little too hardcore for you, go ahead and pull weeds and plant native plants ‘til your thumbs turn green during the Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Group’s restoration project, which runs from 10 AM–4 PM at the Bugbee Nature Area, on Missoula Avenue. Call Greg at 471-3363. Those up north can also lend a hand to the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area, which lies on the Flathead River, when the Flathead Audubon Society meets Sat., Sept. 25, to pull weeds, clear trails and repair fences in the area starting with a 9 AM meet-up at the Montessori School, 349 Willow Glen Drive in Kalispell. Free. Call Brent at 756-8130. With that mass of restoration fun out of the way, let’s do the moonwalk and slide back a few days. On Thu., Sept. 23, you can

enrich your mind during the Bitterroot National Forest’s 2010 Moonwalk Interpretative Series presentation titled “Pollinator Moon,” a talk that covers the importance of pollinators and how to attract them to your garden, and begins with a guided hike at 6:30 PM, followed by the presentation at 7:30 PM, at Blodgett Creek Campground, four miles west of Hamilton. Free. Call 375-2606. If this next event doesn’t make your legs ache with joy, I’m not sure what will. On Sat., Sept. 25, the Rocky Mountaineers’ present the intensive bike jaunt known as The M.E.S.S., which departs from Missoula and takes you to the Elk Summit/Blodgett Creek Circuit of the Bitterroot Mountains. Here’s the scoop for your wheels: The ride includes 53 miles of uphill biking on paved road, plus 25 miles of steep gravel

race will take you down the UM Homecoming Parade route, and over to UM’s campus, where you’ll then do a lap around WashingtonGrizzly Stadium. $30, with same-day registration and check-in from 8–9 AM upstairs at Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave. Avoid a case of lazy feet on Sun., Sept. 26, by letting your soles pound the ground during the third annual Fall Classic Relay 12k, where you can run wild during the 12k, or opt for an easier 8k or 4k run, starting at 10:30 AM at the Blue Mountain Recreation Area. $20 per person/$56 per team, with proceeds benefiting the Watson Children’s Shelter and the Big Sky High School cross-country team. E-mail pmarron@live.com for a registration form. Alternately, you could race or hike with your pooch on Sun., Sept. 26, during The Canine Classic at Paws Up, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Western Montana that includes a handful of activities to hit up with your furry friend including hikes, as well as a half-marathon and a timed run. It kicks off with registration at 9 AM at The Resort at Paws Up, 40060 Paws Up Road, off Hwy. 200 near Greenough. $50/$20 for children, or collect $150–$125 in pledges. Visit myhswm.org for details and call 549-HSWM. Find out how to fondle rocks for fun, in a way, when the UM Outdoor Program presents its “Fundamentals of Rock Climbing” course, an all-levels class that covers how to belay and lead a climb, with registration due Wed., Sept. 29. The class itself meets all day on Sun., Oct. 3, and the $42 price tag covers transportation, instruction and gear. Call 243-5172 to RSVP, and while you’re at it, click to life.umt.edu/crec/Outdoor/classes.php for a complete list of the Outdoor Program’s upcoming offerings. On Wed., Sept. 29, hear from a man who fought the odds with adventure during “Stronger Than Cancer: Fighting Back by Climbing Mountains,” a presentation with Scott Woods— who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008 and recently reached the summit of Mount Rainier—that starts with beverages/appetizers at 5:30 PM, and moves into the presentation at 6:15 PM, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Donations appreciated. Visit fittofightmt.org.

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road biking, and finishes off with a 25-mile plus single track run. And yes, you’ll be doing this all in one day, so if you think your legs can take that kind of a beating, contact Joshua at 396-3162 to find out the departure time, and visit rockymountaineers.com for details. Then again, you could hustle hard on Sat., Sept. 25, during UM’s third annual Homecoming Hustle, a 5k race or 3k walk (depending on your preference) that begins at 9:55 AM on the corner of Higgins Avenue and Broadway Street. Once you’re off and running, the

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“Halo: Reach” sales show explosion of video game industry by Skylar Browning

Any number of statistics confirm just how popular was for ‘Modern Warfare,’” says GameStop’s Munson. military personnel shuffle past her. “Remember Microsoft’s “Halo: Reach” has been since its release last “For that one, the line went past Noodle Express, all when there was a tomorrow,” reads the tagline. “Remember where it all began…‘Halo: Reach.’” Tuesday, but perhaps the best measure of the “first-per- the way to JCPenney. We’re talking 500 people.” Such extravagant promotions, however, gloss over The mainstream popularity of such shooter games son shooter” video game’s reach comes from the fact that it’s become water cooler conversation for college as “Halo” and “Call of Duty,” as well as other fantasy the game’s—and the genre’s—primary appeal: blowing students, industry experts…and my mom. During a titles and sports franchises, can be partially attributed stuff up. At its core, “Halo: Reach” is about obliterating casual conversation last week, my mom happened to to a demographic that’s extended beyond basement- aliens in the most efficient and awesome way possible. “It’s in key with the rest of the series, but to be ask if I’d seen the best-selling sci-fi franchise’s much- dwelling, Cheetos-eating nerds. In fact, the market is trending older and more sophisticated as teenagers honest, it’s kind of a short play,” says Chavez from anticipated prequel. I hadn’t, but I still knew exactly what she was talk- who grew up addicted to “Tetris” and “Techmo Bowl” Hastings, referring to the game’s full story arc. “It doesing about. And how could I not? “Halo: Reach” has evolve with contemporary games like “The Sims” and n’t matter, though, because it’s really fun to play and become, according to Microsoft, the single most suc- “Madden 2011.” According to a May 2010 report from easy to pick up. The replay value is high for a first-percessful entertainment release of the year—successful The NPD Group, a market research firm specializing in son shooter game.” enough for its first-day sales to eclipse every Hollywood blockbuster opener ever, successful enough to earn a televised countdown on Spike TV to the game’s midnight release, and successful enough to gain name recognition with millions of innocent non-gamers, like, say, a pacifist suburban homemaker. “The line for our midnight launch party reached from the front of our store all the way down to the Noodle Express,” says Anthony Munson, assistant store manager at GameStop inside Southgate Mall. “I think we had close to 300 people that night.” The intricately designed game takes place in the year 2552 on an Earth-like planet called Reach inhabited by 700 million humans. A contingent of violent alien forces known as the Covenant has invaded Reach, and the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) is charged with patriotically kicking some alien ass in order to preserve humanity. Gamers get to control an elite squad of über-soldiers, or Spartans, known as the Noble 6. This being a prequel—and the fourth major entry in the series—the outcome is predetermined (the Covenant blows up Reach), but the ultimately futile effort to prevent disaster has its silver linings. “You get to learn a lot of the history of the characters, especially how the UNSC works, Microsoft touts “Halo: Reach” as the single most successful entertainment release of the year. The firsthow the war started, how the soldiers train, and person shooter game netted $200 million its first day on the market. By comparison, box office blockbuster The Dark Knight made $158 million during its opening weekend in 2008, the most ever for a film. about [the origins of] the Nobel 6,” explains Elise Chavez, video manager at Hastings off Bungie Studios, which first developed “Halo,” and Brooks Street. “A lot of what makes the series so popu- video games, U.S. gamers spend an average of 13 hours lar is the story. You may know what happens, but they per week playing games, up from 12.3 hours last year. Microsoft, which distributes the game exclusively for its put so much into the story to make it worth it for hard- The report claims “extreme gamers”—who may actual- Xbox 360 console, provided a beta version of “Halo: core fans.” ly be basement-dwelling, Cheetos-eating nerds, and Reach” online so users could test its multiplayer funcEvidently, fans responded to the effort. Microsoft who comprise 4 percent of the gaming population— tion. The game’s flexibility and depth when letting announced last week that “Halo: Reach” netted $200 spend 48.5 hours playing per week. The report sur- multiple people play at the same time is what separates it from other games in the genre. As Edge magazine million its first day on the market. By comparison, box veyed more than 18,000 people. office blockbuster The Dark Knight made $158 million “The average age of gamers increased slightly over wrote in a review, “The multiplayer offers an asymmetduring its opening weekend in 2008, the most ever for last year,” reads the report, “from 31 years of age in the rical toolset of unparalleled variety and balance, and there are more ways to play than ever before.” a film. This year’s top opener, Iron Man 2, netted just 2009 study to 32 years in this year’s study.” That review lines up with Chavez’s take on the $128 million. (Movie tickets cost comparatively less “Halo: Reach” taps into this aging market with a than a $60 video game, but still.) deep narrative and high production values, including game. She’s already played it from start to finish, but What’s more telling about the “Halo: Reach” num- an elaborate marketing campaign that would rival plans to go back to it often for all the reasons “Halo: bers—and gaming’s overall rise—is they’re not actually that any Jerry Bruckheimer film. Two weeks before Reach” hoped. “It still has the basic story, and that’s important to big of a deal in the grand scheme of the video game indus- the game launched, a three-minute commercial try. Last year’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” brought in featured live-action humans (actual actors) during fans of the franchise,” says Chavez. “But if you just $310 million on its first day. The series’ sequel, “Call of a typical mid-invasion day on Reach: a father and want a bloody death match, you can have a bloody Duty: Black Ops,” is expected to surpass that record-break- son nervously seeing mom off at the train station, death match.” a young couple contemplating fleeing, a little girl ing number when it comes out later this year. sbrowning@missoulanews.com “I still think the biggest launch we’ve had to date holding a red balloon (symbolism!) only to let go as

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Ah Holly Fam’ly Reservoir Lucky Madison

Ah Holly Fam’ly’s Reservoir is playing, and I couldn’t be cozier. It’s on CD, but I could mistake it for a record left out in the sun: The voices and instruments lag and swell. It’s got a warm feeling, like blood circulating. It must be about sunset but it’s been gray all day, and the crows in the field across the street are joyriding the gusts of rainy wind. I’ve got a blanket over my lap and let’s just pretend I have cocoa because I should have cocoa. Listening to this album is like listening to those recordings of babies’ hearts beating in the womb, or like taking some especially 1960s-style drugs. It’s sweet, it’s comfortable, it’s kinda strange and it’s very good.

Rainbow Arabia Kubikimono Manimal Vinyl

I’ve always been charmed by musical couples, probably since I watched The Captain and Tennille sing with Kermit on “The Muppet Show.” A couple’s personal/musical dynamic can get weird, often in a good way—think Fleetwood Mac or The White Stripes. And so it is with Los Angeles-based husband and wife duo Rainbow Arabia. The group’s latest EP, Kubikimono, is reminiscent of a kid with a new toy. Unconstrained by rules or pro-

Rafter

Animal Feelings Asthmatic Kitty

Jumping head first into the synth-laden world of electro-pop, prolific artist and producer Rafter Roberts—who’s recorded bands like The Black Heart Procession and Rocket From the Crypt—has created a nutty mesh of sounds with his most recent work. Animal Feelings blends funky beats, ’80s synth and lusty lyrics, punctuated by random, offbeat percussion and a variety of video game noises. Oh, and a whole lot of cowbell. Certainly poppy and danceable, Animal Feelings still falls short of its potential. Overbearing, repetitive lyrics consistently curtail promising rhythms. In “Never Gonna Die,” Rafter has a tendency to repeat a

Weezer Hurley Epitaph

Is Weezer back? Well, Weezer never actually left, but aside from that halfway-to-annoying song about Beverly Hills, they haven’t been doing much to turn my head. On Hurley—a nod to the character on ABC’s “Lost”—some of the old magic is back, but I’m not certain it’s enough to break my Pinkerton addiction.

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This band makes me happier than ever about the let’s-play-awhole-ton-of-instruments craze that just swept indie rock. Yo u w a n t s t r i n g s ? You want woodwinds? Was that a xylophone? I don’t know, but I do know that the male vocalist does a very good impression of Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, and I seem to hear my favorite folkie Alela Diane somewhere in the women’s section. Is that you Alela Diane? Are you playing the xylophone? (Ali Gadbow) Ah Holly Fam’ly plays the Badlander Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 PM for the KBGA Birthday Bash. $7/$5 advance at UM’s KBGA office. cedure, songs like “Haunted Hall” and “I Know I See I Love I Go,” benefit from the nifty mixture of Afrobeat and Middle Eastern modalities—nothing new these days but still fresh sounding. Tiffany Preston’s vocalizations sound like either trippy-ass whale calls or childlike musings in an outsized, reverberating closet. “Harlem Sunrise” is a radio-ready tune chock-full of steel drums and svelte guitar licks that invoke island life without making you barf up your daiquiri. (I’m looking at you Kenny Chesney). Most of the tracks drift about, and no amount of seemingly haphazard noise is able to create a sustained emotional impression. Perhaps down the road a nasty coke habit or a run-in with a singing frog will propel this duo to greatness. (Jason McMackin) Rainbow Arabia plays the Palace Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 PM for the KBGA Birthday Bash. $7/$5 advance at UM’s KBGA office. few words over and over for an eternity, and the persistent metallic clinking quickly becomes grating. “Fruit,” one of the better songs on the album, features some awesomely funky guitar riffs and is reminiscent, in a good way, of a Super Mario Bros. soundtrack. “Timeless Form, Formless Time” and “Paper” are both fun hip-shakers that give you the impression that great music is about to happen. More often than not, though, it doesn’t. (Anne Pastore) Rafter plays the Palace Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 PM for the KBGA Birthday Bash. $7/$5 advance at UM’s KBGA office. Shiny clean, no scuff-marks production has contributed to the yawn-factor of just about every album since that blue one, but the slick packaging works well here on songs like “Run Away,” which opens faux lo-fi but shifts immediately into full-on Weezerhood. Other tracks are not nearly so hot. On “Memories,” Rivers Cuomo waxes nostalgic. I could do without it. “Where’s My Sex” is just not really a song in my opinion. Still, a good half of the album rocks my world in the old way Journey does and in a new, slightly more sincere way. The best are songs I can belt out while washing the dishes, and that’s a good thing, because my neighbors are getting tired of my take on “Pink Triangle.” (Ali Gadbow)

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Off the page A preview of fall book-to-movie adaptations by Scott Renshaw

’Tis the season, once again, for movies to adapt books for prestigious projects. Here are some of the lesser-known books coming to your multiplex before year’s end. (As always, release dates are subject to change.) The Town

Source Material: Prince of Thieves, by Chuck Hogan Book Overview: In Boston’s gritty Charlestown neighborhood, bank robber Doug becomes obsessed with the bank manager he and his crew took hostage while disguised. Hogan may not be as sharp as Dennis Lehane at the top of his game, but he proves tremendously effective at conveying a place frozen in time, and a protagonist whose attempt to break away may be doomed. Book Grade: B Reason for Adaptation Optimism: Writer/ director Ben Affleck showed with Gone Baby Gone that he can nail the working-class world of his native Boston. Reason for Adaptation Concern: Affleck the leading man (playing Doug) isn’t generally as disarmingly subtle as Affleck the filmmaker. Film Release Date: Opened Sept. 17 The Movie Pitch: “Mystic River meets Inside Man.” Legend of the Guardians

Source Material: Guardians of Ga’hoole series, by Kathryn Lasky Book Overview: In a land of owl kingdoms, one young orphaned owlet is caught in the battle between a mysterious evil and the legendary noble owls of Ga’hoole. Lasky’s basic narrative line is familiar epic-fantasy fodder, but the details are often unexpected. Unfortunately, those unique turns don’t necessarily translate to a story that’s genuinely engrossing. Book Grade: BReason for Adaptation Optimism: Early trailers suggest breathtaking use of 3-D. Reason for Adaptation Concern: Director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) often seems more interested in visual dazzle than storytelling. Film Scheduled Release Date: Sept. 24 The Movie Pitch: “The Lord of the Rings meets The Incredible Journey.” The Social Network

Source Material: The Accidental Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich Book Overview: The phenomenon that is Facebook began in a Harvard dorm room; exactly how it began is the much-contested question. Mezrich explores the enigmatic computer whiz Mark Zuckerberg and the friends and fellow students who felt that they were part of launching an enterprise that

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would make them all rich. By conveying his reporting as page-turning narrative nonfiction, the author crafts a character study as stylish as it is informative. Book Grade: B Reason for Adaptation Optimism: Benjamin Button notwithstanding, David Fincher rocks. Reason for Adaptation Concern: The ongoing dilemma of how to turn sitting in front of a computer screen into compelling drama. Film Scheduled Release Date: Oct. 1 The Movie Pitch: “Rashomon meets Hackers.” It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Source Material: Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same title Book Overview: Academic and personal challenges send high-achieving Brooklyn 15-year-old Craig into a spiral of depression, leading to suicidal thoughts and a week-long stay in a psych ward. It’s initially difficult getting inside Craig’s head—he does seem like the whiny, privileged kid he’s afraid people will perceive—but eventually Vizzini crafts an effective portrait of a despairing teen looking for a reason to live. Book Grade: B Reason for Adaptation Optimism: Writer/ directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson, Sugar) have made two terrific New York City-set dramas. Reason for Adaptation Concern: Will it effectively find balance between genuine depression and sanitized uplift? Film Scheduled Release Date: Oct. 8 The Movie Pitch: “The Breakfast Club meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Love and Other Drugs

Source Material: Hard Sell, by Jamie Reidy Book Overview: Reidy’s memoir recalls his life as a mid-1990s sales rep for Pfizer, when Viagra became a pharmaceutical phenomenon. Mostly, it’s a self-deprecating, warts-and-all story of a low-ambition guy able to scam the system for years, while also offering funny, startling insights about contemporary health care. If Reidy’s immature hijinks don’t get on your nerves, you’ll find interesting tales of the people who really decide which medications you get. Book Grade: B Reason for Adaptation Optimism: Narrative requirements might tone down bad-boy anecdotes. Reason for Adaptation Concern: When I think “lighthearted,” I don’t think of director Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) Film Scheduled Release Date: Nov. 24 The Movie Pitch: “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell meets Up in the Air.” arts@missoulanews.com


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Those closest to Phoenix are inclined, with I’m not sure I’ve ever been less excited to review a film than I was last week when I went to see good reason, to think that it’s all one big joke. I’m Still Here. The two-year Joaquin Phoenix melt- Even longtime assistants and others in Phoenix’s down has been thoroughly covered and reported inner circle do not appear to be in on the hoax, on, highlighted by the actor’s infamous February and most view his new behavior as a parent would 2009 implosion on David Letterman’s “Late Show” deal with a teenager going through a phase. But JP, as he likes to refer to himself, is persistent. As where he chewed gum and babbled incoherently. The thought of watching such an intimate doc- the weeks turn into months, his hair and beard umentary about the two-time Oscar nominee grow long and gnarly, he gains weight, chain descending into a drug and alcohol-fueled abyss as smokes, does drugs and spends much of his day he gives up acting and pursues a music career as a rapper sounded like 105 minutes of pure hell. And given that I’m Still Here is directed, produced and filmed by Casey Affleck—who is married to Phoenix’s sister—it also sounded like voyeurism at its cruelest. Hey everybody, come watch my delusional brother-in-law battle his personal demons and destroy his career while I do nothing to intervene! That’s not even a real cigarette. But then last Friday happened, and Affleck admitted in an interview with writing and recording ridiculous music. He sure The New York Times what many had suspected all knows how to act like a petulant rock star, even if along: The whole thing was a lengthy, intricate he’s far from one. Like Borat, the best parts of I’m Still Here hoax—performance art by Phoenix on a grand scale. “It’s a terrific performance, the performance of his involve interactions with unsuspecting people in positions of power and/or fame. It’s painful to see career,” Affleck told the paper. So it was with that little bit of information that I the anguish on the face of Phoenix’s longtime viewed I’m Still Here, and while knowledge may be agents and managers as they try to make sense of power, the film still sounded like a train wreck of an the situation and organize a Two Lovers publicity idea. The concept is far from your normal junket for their client. And, yet, it’s equally funny to Christopher Guest mockumentary formula. This is a watch rap mogul Diddy squirm while listening to man who dedicated two years of his life to a per- Phoenix pitch—and ultimately perform—songs from formance in which only a very select few were in on his atrocious demo album. There is a wonderful scene involving Ben Stiller pitching a film role to the joke. I’m Still Here is indeed the strangest mocku- Phoenix in which we learn once and for all that mentary I’ve ever seen, but, surprisingly, also one of Stiller is the same neurotic, insecure person as all the most enthralling. It’s as captivating as it is awk- his movie characters. There are subtle signs throughout that it all ward, and as painful as it is funny. Imagine The Blair Witch Project crossed with Borat and you have a indeed may be a hoax. The aftermath and backstage general idea of what you’re in for. It’s been more footage following the Letterman interview feel a bit than a decade since Blair Witch generated such mas- too scripted, and when Phoenix jumps out of the sive buzz with the “is it real or not” marketing cam- limousine on the way home to go cry in the woods, paign, and with a similar shaky camera, fuzzy picture Affleck is practically begging the audience to cry BS and low-tech style, I’m Still Here offers its audience That the film never totally implodes under the a number of similar questions regarding authentici- weight of its lie may be a credit to Phoenix, who ty. Is Phoenix really snorting cocaine? Are those real- plays crazy very, very well. Just how well we may find out this week—by the ly prostitutes? Is Letterman in on the joke? Is Diddy in on the joke? (My most educated guesses, by the time you read this, Phoenix will have reappeared way, are: yes, probably, possibly and—most hilari- with Letterman. Will the clean-shaven, brilliant actor of yesteryear show up, or will it be a repeat performously—no.) The Borat comparisons are equally apt, but just ance by the crazed alter ego? All I really want to imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had stayed in charac- know is whether his brother-in-law will be behind ter for two years. Because that’s what we get with the curtain, camera still rolling. I’m Still Here continues at the Wilma Phoenix, whom we begin following in late 2008 when he announces to the world that the recently Theatre. completed Two Lovers will be his last film, and he arts@missoulanews.com will henceforth be pursuing a career in hip hop.

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Scope OPENING THIS WEEK LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE This 3-D animated adventure is based on the popular Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) directs, which may or may not be a good thing. Carmike 10: 4:20, 7:15 and 9:40, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:40. Village 6 in 2-D: 7:15, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 9:40, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:40 and 4:20. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at noon, 1, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:50 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 2, 3:30, 4:25, 6, 7, 8:30 and 9:30. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4:15, 7 and 9 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. TAPESTRIES OF HOPE This poignant documentary focuses on the rape and AIDS crisis in Zimbabwe, shedding light on the work of human rights activist Betty Makoni and her organization, Girl Child Network. Carmike 10: 7:30 only on Tue.

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goody two-shoes high school student churned up by the rumor mill over the alleged loss of her virginity. She uses classic literature to somehow overcome such a travesty. Carmike 10: 4:20, 7:05 and 9:30 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:05, 2:25, 4:55, 7:15 and 9:35 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1:25, 4:20, 7:05 and 9:15. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4:15, 7 and 9 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. EAT PRAY LOVE Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir about eating (in Italy), praying (in Bali) and finding true love (in India) comes to life with Julia Roberts as the divorcee with a bad case of wanderlust. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:10 and 9:15. GOING THE DISTANCE Drew Barrymore and Justin Long test the thin threads of long-distance romance in this gener-

Kalispell: 1:15, 4:30 and 8:30, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight. THE OTHER GUYS The latest incarnation of the buddy cop film stars nerdy Will Ferrell and hotheaded Mark Wahlberg as mismatched NYPD partners fighting endless taunting from coworkers and, presumably, crime. Carmike 10: 4, 7:30 and 10, with no 7:30 show on Tue., and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:30, 4:15, 6:55 and 9:35, with an additional Fri.-Sat. show at midnight. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE The fourth installment of this video gamebased series follows weapon–wielding post-apocalyptic arse kicker Milla Jovovich as she tries to fight off an evil corporation and save people from undead freaks by shuffling them off to, of all places, Los Angeles. Carmike 10: 4:20, 7:15 and 9:50, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:40. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 12:05, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10 and 9:30, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1:10, 3:30, 7:05 and 9:15. Entertainer Cinema in Ronan: 4, 7 and 9.

THE VIRGINITY HIT Indie-flavored mumblecore meets loss-of-innocence softcore in this faux documentary about four New Orleans teens looking to get laid for the first time. Consider it a cross between American Pie and The Blair Witch Project. Village 6: 7:30, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 9:35, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:30 and 4:30.

TOY STORY 3 Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and the rest of this 3-D animated pack are at a loss when they find out their buddy Andy is going to college to do “adult stuff.” Thankfully though, this team of toys finds another set of adorers at a daycare. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 4:50 and 9:30 and Mon.–Thu. at 3:40 and 9.

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS In this sequel to Oliver Stone’s iconic ’80s hit, young trader Shia LaBeouf teams with dirty Wall Street trader Michael Douglas (who won an Oscar in the original) to capitalize on a crumbling global economy. Greed is still good, apparently. Carmike 10: 4, 7 and 10, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1. Village 6: 7, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 10, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 12:10, 1, 3, 4, 7, 7:10, 9:25 and 10, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 1:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8 and 9:20. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4, 6:50 and 9:20, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30. Showboat Cinema in Polson: 4, 6:50 and 9:15.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE The second installment of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling trilogy-turned-movie franchise arrives fresh from Sweden. Meanwhile, Hollywood producers just named the lead actress to play in the Americanized version—read: worse, but without subtitles—of the same trilogy. Wilma Theatre: nightly at 7, with a Sun. matinee at 1. Monday show at 9. No show Friday.

WINTER’S BONE Critically acclaimed drama about a steely teenager who has to track down her drug-dealing father through the Ozarks to help keep what’s left of her family together. Sounds uplifting, but Sundance loved it. Wilma Theatre: nightly at 7 and 9, with Sun. matinees at 1 and 3. Friday and Monday shows only at 7. YOU AGAIN High school rivalries get renewed during a family wedding, pitting Sigourney Weaver against Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell against Odette Yustman. Betty White, meanwhile, tries to salvage things while stuck in the middle. Carmike 10: 4:15, 7:10 and 9:45, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:20. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 9:55 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1:20, 4, 7:10 and 9:35. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4, 6:50 and 9:20, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30.

NOW PLAYING ALPHA & OMEGA 3D Two bickering wolves are captured by park rangers and put in a hunting preserve, where

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ic date flick. Possible saving graces: Supporting roles from Jason Sudeikis (“SNL”) and Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). Village 6: 7:35, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 10, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:50 and 4:45.

DEVIL Yet another mysterious horror film—this one involving an elevator—written by the indomitable M. Night Shyamalan. Didn’t everyone agree Shyamalan should go away after he butchered The Last Airbender? Or was it after Lady in the Water? I forget. Carmike 10: 5:10, 7:15 and 9:20 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 3:05. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 12:15, 2:25, 4:45, 7:35 and 9:45, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1:40, 4:05, 7:20 and 9:20.

I’M STILL HERE This disturbing and/or riveting documentary about former Oscar-nominated actor and current delusional wingnut Joaquin Phoenix is a spectacularly elaborate hoax meant to show us Hollywood’s influence on…something. Wilma Theatre: nightly at 9:20, with a Sun. matinee at 3:20. No show Monday.

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INCEPTION Director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight and Memento) offers up a strong cup of surrealism in this sci-fi thriller that follows subconscious secret stealer Leonardo DiCaprio as he tries to clear his bad rep with a Herculean task—to plant thoughts into people instead of ripping them off. Carmike 10: 4, 7 and 10, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1. Stadium 14 in

THE TOWN Writer/director/star Ben Affleck embraces his inner Masshole in this police drama about his native Boston. Also stars Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”). Carmike 10: 4:10, 7:05 and 10 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:15. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:10 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 12:45, 3:45, 6:50 and 9:35 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 3:45, 6:40 and 9:25. VAMPIRES SUCK If this parody of the current pop culture fascination with pale-skinned hunks and their puritanical love interests follows the same cheap format as other opportunistic parody films, it should suck, too. Village 6: 7, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 9:15, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4. Showboat Cinema in Polson: 4:15, 7 and 9 Capsule reviews by Skylar Browning and Ira Sather-Olson. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Sept. 24. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 10/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-FILM; Stadium 14 in Kalispell–752-7804. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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EMPLOYMENT GENERAL ! BARTENDING ! $300-Day potential, no experience necessary, training provided. 1-800-965-6520 ext. 278 GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY in Montana’s service of first choice. Earn more with the skills you have. Learn more of the skills you need. In the Montana Army National Guard, you will build the skills you need for a civilian career, while developing the leadership skills you need to take your career to the next level. Benefits: $50,000 Loan Repayment Program. Montgomery GI Bill. Up to 100% tuition assistance for college. Medical & dental benefits. Starting at $13.00/hr. Paid job skill training. Call 1-800-GOGUARD. NATIONAL GUARD Part-time job...Full-time benefits HAB TECH. FT position providing support to staff providing services to adults w/disabilities. Experience working with adults w/disabilities preferred Sat & Sun: 8am-10pm and 12 varied evening hours Mon, Tues, Wed. $10.30/hr. Closes: Tuesday 9/21/10, 5:00. #9947981 Missoula Job Service 728-7060 HOUSEKEEPING. Medical facility seeks addition to housekeeping staff. Hours are varied, multiple rotating shift times. We need someone extremely flexible. Extra pay for night or weekend shifts. Experience with housekeeping, janitorial, or custodial extremely helpful. Wage 9.00/hr. base + differentials for evenings and/or weekend shifts. This is a 3-month temporary position that could work into permanent. #9947980 Missoula Job Service 728-7060 PARKS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. Milltown State Park is a new unit being added to the Montana State Park system. The initial development and startup for the next 5-year period is being funded through the Natural Resource Damage

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Rightwing talk show host Rush Limbaugh is a person whose ideas and attitudes repel me. But in the dream I had last night, I enjoyed hanging out with him. He was affable and humorous. We had several fun adventures together. Here’s how I interpret the dream: It doesn’t necessarily mean that Limbaugh is a better human being than my bias allows me to imagine. Rather, I think I’m becoming more relaxed about people I disagree with. I’m less susceptible to being motivated by hatred. I’m able to maintain a live-and-let-live approach to things that used to knock me off center. You’re now set up for a similar shift, Aries. I hope you take advantage. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have entered a phase in your astrological cycle when your best lessons will come from doing hard work. I mean that in the most literal way: intensifying your commitment to doing your job with maximum integrity and intelligence and excellence. But I also mean that you should concentrate on what needs fixing, refinement, and upkeep in other areas of your life. Could your best relationships use some tweaks that would pump up the collaborative energy? Would you consider making a course correction in your spiritual path? Is there any part of your rhythm that could use more discipline and organization? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m getting excited to see what you’ll create in the coming weeks. You’re slipping into the most expressive groove you’ve been in for a while. I’m guessing that any minute now your imagination will start churning out a wealth of fresh perspectives and new approaches. Half-rotting problems that have just sat there immobile for weeks or even months will begin morphing into opportunities as you zap them with your frisky grace. Misunderstandings that have festered far too long will get cleansed and salved by your tricky ingenuity. Get the party started!



CANCER (June 21-July 22): As I stood by the creek at dusk, the silhouette of a woman in a kayak came flowing my way. The last crease of the orange sun hovered on the horizon behind her. I spied the reflection of the planet Venus shimmering in the violet water before I saw it in the sky. The temperature was balmy. A translucent spider floated nearby at the end of an airborne silk strand. Nine geese in v-formation trumpeted as they soared overhead. When the woman got close enough for us to see each other’s faces, she addressed me. “We win!” she exclaimed jubilantly, then paddled onward. I agreed. We were basking in a great victory, paradise having temporarily descended into our midst. This is the kind of triumph I expect you’ll be capable of achieving several times over in the coming week.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Focus on what’s small and slippery, Leo. Turn your gaze away from what’s big and obvious. Exult in the salamander on the rock and a friend who has a new trick and the guilty pleasure you just discovered; excuse yourself from obsessing about the state of the economy, the meaning of life, and the clash between science and religion. Your pleasurable duty is to love what’s in the midst of changing, and not fixate on trying to make arrangements that will supposedly last forever. Don’t just grudgingly attend to the mercurial details; dive in as if playing with them were your central purpose.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Artists suffer for their work, but they don’t mind,” read the headline in the San Francisco Chronicle. The attached article featured brief interviews with five artists who all said they enjoy doing their creative work so much that they gladly put up with the privations it causes them. That’s the spirit I’d like you to embrace in the coming weeks, Virgo. See if you can immerse yourself in a labor of love with so much enthusiastic devotion that you drive away some of your aches and anxieties.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Albert Einstein was extremely famous during his lifetime. Although he had no publicity machine promoting him, his face became an iconic symbol for genius. “Einstein” was, in effect, a brand name that made people think of creativity, wisdom, and imagination. There were times that bothered him. “I am no Einstein,” he said, preferring to be his raw self rather than the idol on a pedestal. I offer his example up to you, Libra. You can benefit from slipping away from, ignoring, and even rebelling against your image right now. Return to the source of your ever-evolving life energy.



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): My proposed assignment for you would be fun, but it wouldn’t be easy. It would require you to dissolve at least one of your fixations, escape at least two of your habits, and override at least three of your dogmatic beliefs. I’ll completely understand if you’re not up for the challenge. But if you’re game, read the following excerpt of a poem by Pablo Neruda (translated by Alastair Reid), and incorporate its attitude into your daily rhythm. “I have a mind to confuse things, unite them, make them new-born, mix them up, undress them, until all light in the world has the oneness of the ocean, a generous, vast wholeness, a crackling, living fragrance.”

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I’m not a big believer in the idea that dreams are prophetic. I’ve recorded thousands of my own dreams, and just three of them have foreshadowed waking life events that actually occurred. However, I have often found it valuable to regard my dreams as pointers on how to develop unripe aspects of myself. For example, when I was 19 I had a series of dreams suggesting that the best way to become a writer was simply to write at least three hours every day. I acted on those prompts, and they worked. I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because it’s prime time for you to tap into your own dreams for tips on how to create your best possible future.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In his opening comments on an episode of his TV show, Stephen Colbert announced, “I have butterflies in my stomach. I just ate a cocoon quesadilla.” If I’m reading the omens correctly, you, too, will soon have fluttering sensations in your gut, but not because of your food choices. Rather, you’re likely to be quivery and atwitter due to encounters with the Great Unknown—arrivals from beyond the Wild Blue Yonder that will blow your mind and recalibrate your philosophy of life. Don’t worry. Your appointments with the numinous are likely to be stirring, even awe-inspiring, but not frightening. P.S. You should celebrate the fact that you feel free enough to go exploring so far and wide.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I love to listen to DJ Schmeejay on San Francisco radio station KUSF. Like a throwback to the Golden Age of FM radio in the 1970s, he plays a “visceral, cinematic” mix that delights you with a flow of unpredictable juxtapositions. Unlike some music experts who harbor haughty elitist prejudices, the dude is an open-minded aficionado. His playlist may include a psychedelic tune, flapper-jazz, a pretty pop song, a barbershop quartet, 1960s folk, polka, and triphop. He understands that good entertainment keeps you guessing about what’s going to come next. I urge you to borrow his approach as you cruise and schmooze in the coming weeks. Charm people with good surprises. Expand your bag of tricks, and use everything in it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “If we wish to outline an architecture that conforms to the structure of our soul,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche, “it would have to be conceived in the image of the labyrinth.” I take this to mean that clarity, assuredness, and single-mindedness are luxuries the ego may indulge in, but they are not the natural state of our deepest selves. Rather, at our cores, in the essential primal source that sustains us, we are complicated and meandering…mysterious and exploratory…curious and questioning. In other words, it’s perfectly healthy to be in a labyrinthine state of mind. I hope this meditation helps you enjoy your upcoming Season of Soul.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the construction of: Silver Park Phase III, Trail Completion, Pedestrian Bridge, Landscaping, Irrigation, & Lighting Project, STPE 8199(85), MDT UPN 6664 will be received by the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802-4297 until 10:00 A.M., local time, on Thursday, September 30, 2010. The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at the: Missoula Redevelopment Agency Conference Room, MRA office, 140 West Pine Street, Missoula, Montana on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. local time. Bidders shall submit sealed bids as prescribed in the Project Manual addressed to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside “Proposal for Silver Park III, STPE 8199(85), MDT UPN 6664 – Trail Completion, Pedestrian Bridge, Landscaping, Irrigation, & Lighting Project.” The envelope shall also be marked with the bidder’s name, address and Montana contractor’s registration number. This project consists of installation of lighting, landscaping, and irrigation along the riverfront trail and the parking lot built in Phase II. Also includes completion of existing river front trail and installation of a bridge over the irrigation ditch at the west end of the trail to connect the concrete apron to the California Street Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge. A complete set of the project manual, drawings and specifications may be furnished or reviewed at Territorial Landworks, Inc. 620 Addison Missoula, Montana (406)721-0142, upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00 (plus shipping) by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order (cash cannot be accepted). In addition, the project manual, drawings and specifications may also be examined at the Missoula Plans Exchange, (406) 549-5002 and iSqFt® website: http://www.isqft.com. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference at the parking lot of Ogren Park, Allegiance Field, 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Interested contractors are encouraged to attend. Questions regarding the project manual, drawings and specifications shall be directed to the Engineer Territorial-Landworks, Inc.; 620 Addison, PO Box 3851; Missoula, MT 59806. (406) 721-0142 Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency against liability. Contractor and any of the contractor’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) except as listed in MCA 39-9211. Information on registration can be obtained from the Department of Labor and Industry by calling 1-406-4447734. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of this construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by law. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of their association with a person or group of people so identified. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula business licensing requirements. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as set out in the bid proposal. Silver

Park Phase III Federal-Aid Project # STPE 8199(85) Missoula Redevelopment Agency MDT UPN –6664 02.InvitationToBid Section 00100 INVITATION TO BID Page 2 of 2 Any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement is subject to all appropriate federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this invitation, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises’ contract goals are 0%. In accordance with Section 49-3-207, MCA, and Chapter 9.64, MMC contractors agree that for this contract all hiring will be made on the basis of merit and qualifications and that there will be no discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of their association with a person or group of people so identified, by the persons performing the contract. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids received, and, if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the Agency’s requirements. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is specified above. The City of Missoula provides accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in any service, program, or activity of the City. To request accommodation; please contact the City of Missoula Public Works Office at 406552-6345. City of Missoula is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the city’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us /bids. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening, until 10:00 A.M., local time, on Thursday, September 30, 2010.˜ CITY OF MISSOULA The City and County of Missoula will conduct a PUBLIC MEETING September 30, 2010 to identify housing and community development needs and activities, primarily those benefiting low- to moderate-income households. This meeting will be the public’s opportunity to make comments and ask questions about projects sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Montana, including ∑ The City’s performance under its CDBG and HOME Programs; ∑ Potential City, County and Community Housing Development Organization applications for CDBG, HOME, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Treasure State Endowment Program, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and other housing/community development funds; ∑ City and County community-wide needs and priorities for economic development (job creation or retention), housing (such as first-time homeownership opportunities or affordable rentals), public facility projects (such as sewer, water, or special community needs projects), public service projects, and programs to assist homeless persons. Persons may offer comment at the public meeting at: City Council Chambers 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, Montana Thursday, September 30, 2009 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you would like additional information or prefer to submit written proposals, or if you would like to request special accommodations in order to participate fully in the meeting, please contact Nancy Harte, 258-4934, or Cindy Wulfekuhle, 258-3795, at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula MT 59802. Persons using a TTY device may contact the Montana Relay Service at 711. MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS,

6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808, until 10:00 o’clock a.m. October 13, 2010 at which time the bids will be opened and read in the conference room at Missoula County Public Works for the purpose of purchasing of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY (450) tons of LIQUID DEICER. Specifications and bid procedures for this purchase can be obtained at Missoula County Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. Proposals must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, bank draft, or bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the contract. The Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, Montana, reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposal for Liquid Deicer – 2010” and addressed to: Missoula County Public Works Attn: Jeff Seaton 6089 Training Drive Missoula, MT 59808 MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGULAR REGISTRATION & OPTION FOR LATE REGISTRATION Notice is hereby given that regular* registration for the General Election to be held on November 2, 2010, will close at 5:00 p.m., on October 4, 2010. *NOTE: If you miss this regular registration deadline, you may still register for the election by showing up at the fairground election center up to and including on Election Day. Between noon and the close of business on the day before Election Day, you can drop off a late voter registration card, but you will need to return to the fairground election center on Election Day to pick up and vote a ballot. All active and inactive** electors of Missoula County are entitled to vote at said election. **Inactive electors may reactivate by appearing at the polling place in order to vote, by requesting an absentee ballot in any election, or by notifying the County Election Administrator in writing of the elector’s current residence in the county. Persons who wish to register and who are not presently registered may do so by requesting a form for registration by mail or by appearing before the County Election Administrator. If you have moved, please have your registration transferred to your present address. DATED this 5th day of August, 2010. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Election Administrator Missoula County By Debbe Merseal, Chief Deputy MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF HEARING MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY BONDS – LARCHMONT BUILDING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of Missoula County, Montana (the “County”) will hold a public hearing on October 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., M.T., in Room 201, Second Floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Annex, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, on a proposal that the County increase the principal amount of its revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) authorized to be issued under Montana Code Annotated Title 90, Chapter 5, Part 1, as amended (the “Act”), and designate them as recovery zone facility bonds under the Internal Revenue Code. The Bonds are be issued on behalf of Paul and Susan Tiede and Christian and Shelli Kenworthy (the “Applicants”) in order to finance a portion of the costs of acquiring the old Thurman’s Building located at 3020 South Reserve Street in Missoula and remodeling, renovating, furnishing and equipping the building as a modern medical and dental condominium facility to be known as the Larchmont Building (the “Project”) and to pay certain costs of issuance of the Bonds. The Project is expected to cost approximately $4,460,000. When finished, the Larchmont Building will provide approximately 18,000 square feet of high quality medical and dental office space and off-street parking for approximately 51 cars. The Project will be owned by the Applicants or a legal entity or entities to be formed under Montana law comprised of the Applicants (the “Borrowers”). The Board has previously approved the max-

imum aggregate principal amount of the proposed Bonds of $3,140,000. The Borrowers propose to increase the maximum aggregate principal amount of the proposed Bonds from $3,140,000 to 3,940,000. The Bonds will be secured by a pledge of the revenues to be derived by the County from a loan agreement with the Borrowers and by such other security devices, if any, as may be deemed advantageous, including a mortgage or trust indenture on the Project. The Bonds will be a special, limited obligation of the County, and the Bonds and interest thereon will be payable solely from the revenues of the Borrowers pledged to the payment thereof. The holder of the Bonds will never have the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the County to pay the Bonds or the interest thereon, nor to enforce payment thereof against any property of the County except money payable by the Borrowers to the County and pledged to the payment of the Bonds. Any interested persons may appear and will be heard at the public hearing at the time and place stated above or may file written comments with the County Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer prior to the date of such hearing. Further information regarding the proposal is on file and available for public inspection in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer. For additional information on the proposed resolution, contact: Dale Bickell, Chief Administrative Officer or Andrew Czorny, Chief Financial Officer, Missoula County, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, Montana 59802 or by calling 406-721-5700. Dated: September 15, 2010. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-10-145 Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAUL JOSEPH BECCARI, a/k/a Paul J. Beccari, 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 deceased 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 SUSAN M. ERICKSON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 17th day of September, 2010. /s/ Susan M. Erickson, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-10-137 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEAN N. CHARNEY, 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 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 Myrton R. Chaney, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 3rd day of September, 2010. /s/ Myrton R. Chaney, Personal Representative GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate No. DP-10-132 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DELOS E. ROBBINS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Co-Personal Representatives 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 David D. Robbins and Jennifer J. France, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane P.C., PO Box 4747, Missoula, Montana 59806, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 30th day of August, 2010. /s/ David D. Robbins /s/ Jennifer J. France CoPersonal Representatives MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-10-136 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARLENE BELTRAMO, 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 Anthony F. Beltramo, certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane P.C. PO Box 4747, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 1st day of September, 2010. /s/ Anthony F. Beltramo, 419 Westview Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF DESCHUTES Case No. 09CV1397ST SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION. JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., successor by operation of law to Washington Mutual Bank, and NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. as Trustee, their successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiffs, v. KEVIN T. SAWYER; TAMARA L. SAWYER; GENESIS FUTURES, L.L.C.; HOME FEDERAL BANK, successor by operation of law tvo Community First Bank; RH & H 1 INVESTMENTS, LLC; RH&H INVESTMENTS, LLC; ROBERT FRANCE; PAM FRANCE; MICHAEL TENNANT; THOMAS OVERBAY; ANNE MARIE WHITNEY; BOB WELLEN; KATHY WELLEN; RICHARD A. RUSSELL; GREG MACDOWALL; DYLAN MASON; TERIANN MASON; and HAROLD KOYAMA, Defendants. TO: Richard A. Russell In the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filed against you in the above-entitled Court and cause on or before the expiration of 30 days from the date of the first publication of this summons. The date of first publication in this matter is September ____, 2010. If you fail timely to appear and answer, plaintiff will apply to the above-entitled court for the relief prayed for in its complaint. This is a judicial action for declaratory relief to Rescind the Trustee’s Deed, Reinstate the Deed of Trust and Interest Junior. The real property affected as follows: LOT ONE (1) WISHING WELL, PHASE V, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., successor by operation of law to Washington Mutual Bank, and Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee, their successors in interest and assigns (hereinafter when referred to collectively the “Plaintiff”). Plaintiffs’ claims are stated in the written complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this summons. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal paper called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at (800) 4527636. This summons is issued pursuant to ORCP 7. ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.C. /s/ By Teresa M. Shill, OSB # 031680 Attorneys for Plaintiff 11830 SW Kerr Pkwy, Ste. 385 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 (503) 9777926; Fax (503)977-7963 tshill@rcolegal.com AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE UNDER MONTANA DEED OF TRUST (Amendments underlined) Deed of Trust: Dated: November 2, 2006 Grantors: Donald B. Dowling and Shirley E. Dowling 512 South 5th Hamilton, Montana 59840 Borrower: Shirley E. Dowling 512 South 5th Hamilton, Montana 59840 Original Trustee: Mark C. Prothero 910 West Boone Avenue Spokane, Washington 99201 Beneficiary: First Security Bank of Missoula f/k/a Citizens State Bank P.O. Box 4506 Missoula, Montana 59806 Successor Trustee: Christopher B. Swartley Attorney at Law Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807 -8957 Date and Place of Recordation: November 16, 2006, as Document No. 580379, records of Ravalli County, Montana The undersigned hereby gives notice that on the 14th day of December, 2010, at the hour of 11:10 a.m. in front of the Ravalli County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 215 South Fourth Street, Suite C, Hamilton, Montana, Christopher B. Swartley, as Successor Trustee under the above-described instrument, in order to satisfy the obligation set forth below, has elected to and will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, payable at the time of sale to the Successor Trustee, the interest of the above-named Trustee, Successor Trustee, and Grantors, and all of their successors and assigns, without warranty or covenant, express or implied, as to title or possession, in the following described real property: Lots 13, 14 and the S1/2 of Lot 15, Block 15, South Side Addition to Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana according to the official plat thereof. AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Subject to a Deed of Trust in favor of Ravalli County Bank dated June 12, 1998, and recorded June 19, 1998, as Document No. 436257 in Book 175 of Mortgages, Page 364, in the records of the Clerk and Recorder of Ravalli County, Montana. Subject to easements and encumbrances of record. Together with appurtenances. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 512 South 5th, Hamilton, Montana 59840. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are the failure of the abovenamed Grantors, and all of their successors and assigns, to pay when due the Balloon Payment provided for in the Home Equity Line of Credit,

on maturity on April 1, 2010, in the amount of Seventy-nine Thousand Forty-seven and 26/100ths Dollars ($79,047.26); together with late charges in the amount of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00). The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) in principal, plus interest thereon at the rate of eight percent (8.00%) from and after the 4th day of April, 2010 to June 30, 2010, in the amount of Five Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-six and 03/100ths Dollars ($5,326.03), plus per diem interest thereafter at the rate of Sixteen and 44/100ths Dollars ($16.44), plus all costs, expenses, late charges, attorney’s and trustee’s fees as provided by law. DATED this 16th day of August, 2010. /s/ Christopher B. Swartley Christopher B. Swartley, Successor Trustee Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807 -8957 STATE OF MONTANA) :ss. County of Missoula This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 16th day of August, 2010, by Christopher B. Swartley, Trustee. /s/ Roxie Hausauer Notary Public for the State of Montana. Residing at Lolo, Montana My Commission expires 1/6/2013 MULLAN MINI STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage unit owing delinquent storage rent for unit 100. Unit contains furniture, carpet and miscellaneous. This unit may be viewed starting September 21, 2010 by appointment only by calling 721-8710. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 2855 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to September 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. Buyer’s bids will be for entire contents of the unit offered for sale. Only cash will be accepted for payment. Unit is reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All sales final NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed with the County Commissioners requesting to abandon that certain county road specifically described as: O’Brien Creek Road, Located in Section 25 and 26, Township 13 N, Range 21 W P.M.,M. From East line Section 25 Township 13 N, Range 21 W To Westerly end of public right-of-way And further described in the Road Book of the Missoula County Department of Public Works Surveying Division and shown on the attached Exhibit as: “Road to be abandoned” on drawing #750 (For more information, please see petition on file in the Clerk & Recording office at 200 West Broadway, 2nd floor, Missoula, MT) The abandonment of this county road is necessary and advantageous for the following reasons: 1. Resolve legal issues 2. Promote management goals of USFS 3. Finally put this matter to rest A PUBLIC HEARING on the above requested abandonment will be held before the Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting on October 6, 2010 at 1:30 p.m., Room 201, MISSOULA County Courthouse. Interested parties are requested to be present at that time to be heard for or against the granting of this petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioners’ Office, Room 204, Missoula County Courthouse, prior to the hearing date. Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder /Treasurer By Kim Cox Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder / Elections 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 406-258-3241 Date: September 14, 2010 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING- The Missoula City Council and the Missoula County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing on Monday, October 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to take public comment on a resolution that authorizes the purchase of a conservation easement on the 1036 acre parcel known as Quebec Deschamps Creek Ranch located approximately 2.5 miles NW of the Wye intersection of I-90 and Hwy 93 N. with the 2006 Open Space Bond funds. The proposal is to use $175,000 from the City’s portion of Open Space bond funding and $175,000 from the County’s portion of Open Space bond to purchase the easement. The applicant is the Deschamps family, represented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. For further information, contact Jackie Corday, City Parks & Recreation at 552-6267 or Pat O’Herren at Missoula County Rural Initiatives at 258-4981. Copies of the proposed resolution are on file in the City Clerk office or the Rural Initiatives Office, 317 Woody, Missoula, MT 59802 If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or council@ci.missoula.mt.us or to the County Commissioners at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or by fax (406) 7214043. If anyone attending any of these meetings needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-3422. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk 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. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Insurance Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as fol-

lows: 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 obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of July 20, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $782,363.05. 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 November 29, 2010 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, where-is 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-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/08/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200613760, Book 776, Page 568, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Lindsey Doe, a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Title Services was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Services as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 44A of Cook’s Addition, Block 1, Lots 40 through 45, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has

EAGLE SELF STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 78, 81, 226, 251, 301, 405, 428 and 440. Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday, September 27, 2010 by appt only by calling 2518600. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59803 prior to Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 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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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 12/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of July 30, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $157,754.05. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $136,231.84, 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 December 7, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7023.01566) 1002.114050-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 07/15/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200517625, Book 756, Page 146, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Thomas B. English, a single person was Grantor, Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis was Beneficiary and Chicago Title Insurance Co. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Chicago Title Insurance Co. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The East 6 feet of Lot 3 and all of Lots 4 and 5 in Block 1 of Mount Sentinel Addition No. 4, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instru-

ment, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to The Bank of New York Mellon, FKA The Bank of New York, as Successor in Interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc. Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust 2005-8, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-8. 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 10/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of July 27, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $196,589.88. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $182,665.17, 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 December 6, 2010 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, where-is 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 USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7777.13265) 1002.165852-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/21/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200809215, Bk 817, Pg 0993, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which David A. Zink and Tammy M. Zink, husband and wife and Georgena R. Compton, all as joint tenants was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Mortgage LLC was Beneficiary and Title

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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: The East half of Lot Twenty-eight (28) and all of Lot Twentynine (29), in Block Forty-eight (48) of East Missoula Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book 800 Micro Records, Page 702. By written instrument, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Chase Home Finance LLC. 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 03/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of July 29, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $221,931.14. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $212,901.30, 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 December 8, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7037.08349) 1002.165986-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 11/15/04, recorded as Instrument No. 200432695, Book 743, Page 1224, mortgage records of Missoula

County, Montana in which Casey R. Peterson was Grantor, Argent Mortgage Company, LLC was Beneficiary and First American Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company 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 and being a portion of Lots 1, 2 and 3 in Block 15 of Low’s Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as Tract B of Certificate of Survey No. 1238A. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200920064 Bk. 845, Pg. 908, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee, Successor-in-Interest to Wachovia Bank, N.A. Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of November 1, 2004, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2004-WWF1. 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 09/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of July 29, 2010 the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $168,549.50. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $151,978.07, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 December 8, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7777.10007) 1002.146717-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 05/21/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200811889, B: 819, P: 866, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michael Dougherty, a married person, Elizabeth Dougherty was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lots 9 and 10 in Block 5 of Hillview Heights No. 6, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 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 05/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 3, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $210,762.34. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $204,194.52, 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 December 13, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7023.76723) 1002.166638-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/23/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200809602, Bk 817, Pg 1377, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Les Abenroth and Valerie D. Abenroth husband and wife as joint tenants was Grantor, Wells Fargo Financial Montana, Inc. was Beneficiary and First American Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the

Northwest one-quarter of Section 36, Township 11 North, Range 20 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, Missoula County, Montana. Recording Reference Book 706 of Micro Records at Page 1375. 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 02/28/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 3, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $298,274.24. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $285,130.11, 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 December 13, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7777.13305) 1002.166646-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 07/23/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200817655, B: 823, P: 1036, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Rebecca J. Donnelly, a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 14B-1 of West Pointe, Phase I, Lots 14A, 14B, 15A and 15B, a platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 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 02/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 3, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $284,858.16. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $270,500.00, 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 December 13, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7023.76724) 1002.166650-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/02/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200800412, Bk. 811, Pg. 645, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which John E. Vaile Jr., a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 2A of Car Line Addition, Block 17, Lots 1A-5A, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 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 05/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 2, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $128,574.44. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $124,815.50, 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 December 13, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7023.77048) 1002.166697-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/02/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200812601 Bk 820, Pg 179, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Kenneth L. Freseman and Patricia A. Freseman, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Wachovia Mortgage, FSB was Beneficiary and First American Title Company of MT, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company of MT, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 17, Township 17 North, Range 15 West, Principal Meridian, Missoula County, Montana. Together with Easements for road right-of-way as described and recorded in Book 106 of Mirco Records at Page 953 and in Book 159 of Micro records at Page 1730. Recording Reference: Book 352 of Micro records at Page 2057. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. , beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. 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 02/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 6, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $416,599.26. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $399,346.45, 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 December 16, 2010 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, where-is 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# 7023.76768) 1002.166887-FEI 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 01/18/2011, 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 to the county courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which LESLIE I. CONNELL as Grantors, conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/25/2008 and recorded 09/30/2008 in document No. 200822419 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 827 at Page Number 204 In the office of the Clerk and Recorder MISSOULA COUNTY, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 449 OF PLEASANT VIEW HOMES NO. 4, PHASE 2, APLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 3481 LEXINGTON AVENUE, MISSOULA, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 10/01/2009 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 $223,424.51 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 09/01/2009 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 charged 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: 09/01/2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 100108987 FEI NO 1006.110520 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 01/18/2011, 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 to the county courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ANTHONY M, AND RENEEA J GORDON, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY, LICENSED IN THE STATE OF MONTANA as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/03/2008 and recorded 10/08/2008, in document No. 200823029 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 827 at Page Number 814 In the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9A OF LOW’S ADDITION TO NO. 10, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 15 FOOT WIDE SEWER AND WATER EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION. Property Address: 620 S GARFIELD ST, MISSOULA, MT 59801-2262. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 09/01/2009, 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 $168,118.79 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 08/01/2009 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 charged 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: 09/01/2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 100110374 FEI NO 1006.110532 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, on01/18/2011, 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 to the county courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. IS the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which KELTON D. OLNEY, KATE L OLNEY as Grantors, conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OF MONTANA as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/21/2007 and recorded 05/29/2007 in document No. 200713112 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 798 at Page Number 0198 In the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 10, AND THE NORTH 60 FEET OF LOT 11, IN BLOCK “B” OF RAINBOW RANCH HOMES ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 4307 RAINBOW DRIVE, MISSOULA, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 06/01/2010, 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 $211,932.12 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.25% per annum from 05/01/2010 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 charged 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: 09/01/2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 100110368 FEI NO 1006.110525 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 January 24, 2011, at the hour of 11:00:00 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, 59802. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which LARSON, DONALD D AND DIANE M.n AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantors, conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/29/2007 and recorded 07/02/2007, in document No. 200716765 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 800 at Page Number 970 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula, Montana County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 9 OF LAKE VIEW ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDMSION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THERFOF. Property Address: 320 OCONNELL DRIVE, LOLO, MT 59847. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 JUNE 01, 2010, 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 $164,730.66 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.375% per annum from May 01, 2010 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 charged 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: September 08, 2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0113743 FEI NO 1006.111584 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 January 24, 2011, at the hour of 11:00:00 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, 59802. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which Forbes, Elgin and Virginia, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J. PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/31/2007 and recorded 01/04/2008, in document No. 200800178 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 811 at Page Number 411 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 5B2A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2561, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 15, AND THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MEDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 10815 EL TORO LN, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 June 01, 2010, 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 $234,542.12 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from May 01, 2010 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 charged 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: September 08, 2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0115059 FEI NO 1006.111360 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 January 24, 2011, at the hour of 11:00:00 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 59802. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which STUART KING and JUDY KING as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEYAT LAW. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 06/28/2006, in document No. 200615812 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 777 at Page Number 1185 In the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 10-A-1 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1768. Property Address: 6405 GOODAN LN, Missoula, MT 59808-9079. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVIC-

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PUBLIC NOTICES ING 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 03/01/2010, 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 $237,726.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.00% per annum from 02/01/2010 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 charged 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: September 8, 2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0115051 FEI NO 1006.111361 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 15, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of Ravalli County Courthouse located at 205 Bedford in Hamilton, MT 59840, the following described real property situated in RAVALLI County, Montana: Lot 19A, Amended Subdivision Plat No. 543799, being a portion of Lots 18 and 19, Block 37, original Townsite of Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, according to the recorded plat thereof. Deed Ref: 546613 MONIQUE R. MURRILL-AVERS AND PAUL T. AVERS, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE INSURANCE OF MT, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED DECEMBER 15, 2006 AND RECORDED DECEMBER 20, 2006 UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 582007. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of RAVALLI 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 $760.81, beginning February 1, 2010, 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 July 14, 2010 is $125,730.82 principal, interest at the rate of 6.625% now totaling $4,461.51, late charges in the amount of $190.20, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,352.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $22.82 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: July 6, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 6, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPHANIE L. CRIMMINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Gmac V. Murill-avers/monique & Avers/paul NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 16, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main in Kalispell, MT 59903, the following described real property situated in FLATHEAD County, Montana: LOT 11A OF BLOCK 2 OF EMPIRE ESTATES, PHASE 4, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA. Bud King and Amy King, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STERLING TITLE SERVICES, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Services Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated May 01, 2007 and recorded may 14, 2007 under Document No. 200713415580.. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc.. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of FLATHEAD 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 $703.23, beginning March 1, 2010, 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 June 21, 2010 is $120,553.22 principal, interest at the rate of 7.0000% now totaling $3,275.32, late charges in the amount of $140.64, escrow advances of $, suspense balance of $13.50 and other fees and expenses advanced of $34.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $23.12 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: July 9, 2010. Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark). On July 9, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Citimortgage V. King 41926.974 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 16, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main in Kalispell, MT 59903, the following described real property situated in FLATHEAD County, Montana: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 3O

NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER SOUTH 89° 52’17” WEST A DISTANCE OF 500.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT TO BE HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 00°17’00” EAST A DISTANCE OF 208.72 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89° 52’ 17” WEST A DISTANCE 417.42 FEET TO A POINT ; THENCE SOUTH 00° 17’ 00” WEST A DISTANCE 208.72 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE NORTH 89°53’17 EAST A DISTANCE OF 417.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. DEED EXHIBIT BOOK 553, PAGE 623 Reuben J. Schroeder and Heather A. Turner, 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 3, 2008 and recorded April 8, 2008 under document no. 200800009346. The beneficial interest is currently held by FLAGSTAR BANK FSB. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of FLATHEAD 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 $1486.48, beginning January 1, 2010, 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 May 15, 2010 is $188,536.34 principal, interest at the rate of 6.5% now totaling $5,643.48, late charges in the amount of $394.77, escrow advances of $941.54, and other fees and expenses advanced of $125.30, plus accruing interest at the rate of $33.57 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: July 9, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 9, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPHANIE L. CRIMMINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Flagstar Bank V. Schroeder 41356.740 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 16, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: LOT 20B OF HELLGATE PINES ADDITION NO 1, AMENDED LOT 20 A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO. 3259305 DAVID L. STROUP AND ERMA STROUP, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to AMERICAN PIONEER TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as Trustee, to

secure an obligation owed to BENEFICIAL MONTANA INC. D/B/A/ BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO, as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 22, 2007 IN BOOK 794 PAGE 1178 UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 200707881. The beneficial interest is currently held by BENEFICIAL MONTANA INC. D/B/A/ BENEFICIAL MORTGAGE CO. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $2,267.60, beginning January 27, 2010, 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 July 30, 2010 is $$52,543.63 principal, interest at the rate of 8.500% now totaling $2,641.97, late charges in the amount of $453.52 and other fees and expenses advanced of $61.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $12.24 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: July 9, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 9, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPANIE L. CRIMMINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Hsbc. V. Stroup 41472.494 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 19, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main in Kalispell, MT 59903, the following described real property situated in Flathead County, Montana: LOT 20 OF MISSION VILLAGE NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA JAMES M THORNE and TERRY S THORNE, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Martin S. King, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Western Security Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated April 29, 1998 and recorded May 26, 1998 at 1:14 o’clock P.M. as Document No. 199814613140. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. successor in interest to Principal Residential Mortgage Inc.. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead 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 $1,183.14, beginning May 1, 2008, 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 July 09, 2010 is $104,421.65 principal, interest at the rate of 7.00% now totaling $16,606.72, late charges in the amount of $967.68, escrow advances of $4,164.92, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,406.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $20.03 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be

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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: July 13, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 13, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie l. Crimmins, Notary Public, Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Citimortgage / Thorne 41926.203 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 19, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main in Kalispell, MT 59903, the following described real property situated in FLATHEAD County, Montana: LOT 12 OF CRESTVIEW TERRACE, PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER OF FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA. SETH M. THOMAS AND MISTY N. THOMAS, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMP., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 8, 2007 AND RECORDED FEBRUARY 21, 2007 UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 200705211270. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-HE6. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of FLATHEAD 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 $2,033.73, beginning July 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 June 22, 2010 is $220948.81 principal, interest at the rate of 9.375% now totaling $20683.52, late charges in the amount of $958.44, escrow advances of $2152.71, and other fees and expenses advanced of $191.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $56.75 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: July 12, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 12, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Saxon Financial Services/ Fidelity V. Thomas/Misty NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 19, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 74 OF MALONEY RANCH, PHASE VI, A PLATTED SUBDIVISON IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Josh Rohde and Erin Rohde, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Charles J. Peterson, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to PHH Mortgage Services, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated June 27, 2005 and Recorded on July 1, 2005 under Document # 200516377, in BK-755 Pg425. The beneficial interest is currently held by PHH Mortgage Corporation. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $2575.62, beginning May 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 September 7, 2010 is $263,501.45 principal, interest at the rate of 5.25% now totaling $6,405.27, late charges in the amount of $172.89, escrow advances of $10,355.48, other fees and expenses advanced of $55.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $37.90 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: July 12, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 12, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, known to me to be the per-

son whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Phh V Rohde 41392.587 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 19, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 8 OF LINDA VISTA SEVENTH SUPPLEMENT PHASE 5, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Peter B. Hance and Sara N. Hance, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated June 12, 2003 and Recorded on June 12, 2003 under Document # 200320718, in Bk708, Pg-1339. The beneficial interest is currently held by EverHome Mortgage Company,. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $1,910.65, beginning March 1, 2010, 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 June 26, 2010 is $195,263.58 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $5,001.97, late charges in the amount of $201.21, escrow advances of $1,803.05, and other fees and expenses advanced of $88.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $34.10 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: July 12, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 12, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Everhome V. Hance 41470.162 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 22, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the East door of the Flathead County Justice Center located at 920 South Main in Kalispell, MT 59903, the following described real property situated in FLATHEAD County, Montana: LOT 13B OF BLOCK 5 OF EMPIRE ESTATES, PHASE 4 ACCORDING TO THE MAP OF PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK AND RECORDER OF FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA BUD D. KING, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STERLING TITLE SERVICES, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 9, 2007 AND RECORDED JANUARY 17, 2007 UNDER DOCUMENT 200701716180. The beneficial interest


PUBLIC NOTICES is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank FA. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of FLATHEAD 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 $$1,197.63, beginning February 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 08, 2010 is $$125,511.42 principal, interest at the rate of 7.375% now totaling $5,551.75, late charges in the amount of $115.71, escrow advances of $3,767.23, and other fees and expenses advanced of $75.85, plus accruing interest at the rate of $25.36 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: July 13, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 13, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPHANIE L. CRIMMINS, Notary Public, Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Washington Mutual V. King/Bud NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 22, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of Ravalli County Courthouse located at 205 Bedford in Hamilton, MT 59840, the following described real property situated in RAVALLI County, Montana: LOT 17A, AMENDED SUBDIVISION PLAT NO. 576933, BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 17, 18, AND 19, BLOCK 4, LAKE COMO ORCHARDS NO. 4, RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. CHRISTOPHER A LECCE AND MARY ANN BONJORNI, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST MONTANA TITLE COMPANY OF HAMILTON, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED ON AUGUST 08, 2007 AND RECORDED ON AUGUST 13, 2007 UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 593069. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc... Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of RAVALLI 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 $4,212.16, beginning January 1, 2010, 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 July 08, 2010 is $575,822.97 principal, interest at the rate of 6.625% now totaling $22,984.75, escrow advances of $542.04, suspense balance of $-54.00 and other fees and expenses advanced of $115.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $104.52 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 delin-

quent, 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: July 13, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 13, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPHANIE L CRIMMINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Citimortgage V. Lecce 41926.993 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 22, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 5 OF RIVER PINE ADDITION PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Keith Albert and Autumn Albert, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company of MT, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated April 29, 2005 and recorded May 4, 2005 in Book 751, Page 1216, under Document No. 200510285 and re-recorded on May 10, 2005 in Book 752, Page 174, under Document No. 200510873. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc., successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc.. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $1,892.60, beginning February 1, 2008, 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 June 18, 2010 is $250,726.77 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $36,284.14, late charges in the amount of $2,264.32, escrow advances of $11,830.30, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,036.82, plus accruing interest at the rate of $40.36 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 inter-

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r est 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: July 13, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 13, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Joan Meier Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 02/23/2013 Citimortgage V. Albert 41926.137 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 22, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: A tract of land located in the N 1/2 of Section 22, township 12 North, Range 17 West, P.M.M. Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as tract C2 of Certificate of Survey no. 3534. Less and excepting that portion of Tract C2 of Certificate of Survey no. 3534 more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Tract C2, Certificate of Survey No. 3534, thence northwesterly, along the Frontage Road right-of-way, along a non-tangent curve, whose center bears C29°00’21”W., 4074.20 feet, an arc length of 160.00 feet; thence N27°33’07” E., 574.09 feet; thence S. 62°26’40” E., 160.00 feet; thence along the East boundary of said Tract C2. S.27°33’12” W., 575.00 feet to the point of beginning. Debra Ann Finley, 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 August 7, 2001 and Recorded on August 13, 2001 in Book 666, Page 567, as Document No. 200119620 and Re-Recorded on September 5, 2001 in Book 667, Page 860, as Document No. 200121908. The beneficial interest is currently held by PHH Mortgage Corporation. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $1,214.17, beginning August 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 June 28, 2010 is $143,642.86 principal, interest at the rate of 7.125% now totaling $10,150.41, late charges in the amount of $135.84, escrow advances of $1,258.30, and other fees and expenses advanced of $202.58, plus accruing interest at the rate of $28.04 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: July 13, 2010 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 13, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Phh V. Finley 41392.505 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 8, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 19 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 145 THOMAS J. MONAGHAN AND REBECCA G. MONAGHAN, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRSTAMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2006 AND RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 09, 2006 IN BOOK 786, PAGE 1214, UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 200629021. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $3,891.67, beginning March 1, 2010, 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 July 25, 2010 is $460,244.43 principal, interest at the rate of 6.5% now totaling $1,4432.02, late charges in the amount of $756.10, escrow advances of $2,231.59, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2010.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $81.96 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: July 2, 2010. Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark). On July 2, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L Crimmins, Notary Public, Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 41965.308 GMAC V. Monaghan/Thomas & Rebecca NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 8, 2010, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: MT55346 UNIT 1615 IN BUILDING A, DESIGNATED AS 1615 CLEMENTS OF

CLEMENTS PINES CONDOMINIUMS, A RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX AS SHOWN AND DEFINED IN THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION OF THE MONTANA UNIT OWNERSHIP ACT, AND SURVEY MAP AND SET OF PLANS, AS RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007 AS CONDO 000131 IN RECORDS OF MISSOULA, MONTANA AND ACCORDING TO THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION AND TOGETHER WITH ITS EXHIBITS AS RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007 IN BOOK 792 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 925 AND BY-LAWS OF SAID CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN BOOK 792 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 927. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED 12.5% INTEREST IN THE GENERAL COMMON ELEMENTS, AREAS AND FACILITIES APPERTAINING TO SAID UNITS, AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION AND DEFINED IN THE PLAN’S SPECIFICATIONS ATTACHED THERETO. TOGETHER WITH SUCH UNIT’S INTEREST IN THE LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS APPERTAINING TO SUCH UNIT AS SET FORTH AND DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION AND THE PLANS AND EXHIBIT ATTACHED THERETO. NANCY E ANDERSON, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to WESTERN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED ON AUGUST 21, 2007 AND RECORDED AUGUST 22, 2007 UNDER DOCUMENT NO. 200721880. The beneficial interest is currently held by FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION. Charles J. Peterson, 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 $851.59, beginning December 1, 2008, 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 July 02, 2010 is $126,298.85 principal, interest at the rate of 7.0% now totaling $14,759.09, escrow advances of $4,608.24, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,353.35, plus accruing interest at the rate of $24.22 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: July 1, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark), On July 1, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. STEPHANIE L CRIMMINS, Notary Public, Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 42008.024 LBPS V. Anderson/Nancy Rainbow Mini Storage will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units #3, #16 and #20 owing delinquent storage rent. Units contains household items. Viewing will be held October 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Written sealed bids must be mailed to P.O. Box 425, Milltown, MT 59851 to arrive no later than October 5, 2010. Buyers bids will be for entire contents of each unit. Only cash will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All sales are final.

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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 $1715.64, beginning February 1, 2010, 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 July 25, 2010 is $217,525.99 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $7,230.12, late charges in the amount of $839.93, escrow advances of $565.19, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,027.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $27.79 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,

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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: July 2, 2010 Charles J. Peterson, Successor Trustee, MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On July 2, 2010, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Charles J. Peterson, 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. Stephanie L Crimmins, Notary Public, Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 Citimortgage V. Royan 41926.424 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on January 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 all of

Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 37 of Lolo Creek Trails Phase 2, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Rainier J. Niederberger, as Grantor, conveyed the real property to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to First Community Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2008, and recorded November 26, 2008 in Book 829, Page 1289, as Document No. 200826302, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded August 31, 2010 in Book 865, Page 263, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, 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 Deed of Trust, the Beneficiary has exercised, and hereby exercises, its option to declare the full amount secured by such Deed of Trust immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $376,633.40, plus interest at a rate of 6.625% totaling $10,279.66, late fees of $489.80 and delinquent taxes and insurance premiums of $245.44 for a total amount due of $389,208.58, as of August 31, 2010, 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 3rd day of September, 2010. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee. STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula). On this 3rd day of September, 2010 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. To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on January 21, 2-11 at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County

Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lots 11, 12 and the West one-half of Lot 13, Block 98, Urlin’s Addition, in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof recorded in Book 1 of Plats Page 15, records of Missoula County, Montana. Recording Reference: Book 770 of Micro at Page 421. Angela Bessette, as Grantor, conveyed the real property to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Lee C. Gordon, as Beneficiary, by Trust Indenture dated March 10, 2006, and recorded that same date in Book 770, Page 423, Document No. 200605429, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded September 7, 2010, in Book 865, Page 771, Document No. 201017278, 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 $8,024.58, plus interest at a rate of 8% totaling $2,391.98, late fees of $2,021.70 and taxes paid of $7,736.27, for a total amount due of $20,174.53, as of September 3, 2010, 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 9th day of September, 2010. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee. STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula). On this 9th day of September, 2010 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

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Chicken Little or Pollyanna? By Brint Wahlberg, 2010 MOR President If you were to pick a character from your pre-school days, would you be Chicken Little or Pollyanna? How you answer that question may determine how you look at the real estate market, particularly if you think there is such a thing as a national real estate market. The newswires lit up when Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS® released the housing numbers last week. The Chicken Littles were running rampant, and Pollyanna was no where to be seen. Now that the national media has moved on to other stories and the Chicken Littles have worn themselves out, here are some points to keep in mind: • The drop in numbers was not unexpected. Buyers who normally would have purchased during the traditionally busier summer months of June and July bumped their schedule up to take advantage of the tax credit. A slump following the expiration of the tax credit was predicted. • Sales are 7% higher year-to-date over the same period last year. • Sales are expected to be slower for another couple of months and then rebound some toward the end of the year. • Based on those projections, the number of sales will approach 5 million units. The 20-year average is 4.9 million units. Of course, all of these are just numbers unless there is a way to show how they relate to the local market. After all, there is no national real estate market any more than there is a national weather forecast. Here are some local numbers: •There were 82 sales in the Missoula market in July, down from 99 in July, 2009, and 95 in July 2008. It is too sim-

plistic to say that drop can be attributed to earlier activity by buyers taking advantage of the tax credit, but it appears to have had some effect. • Median price topped out at $244,000 in 2008, and dropped to $223,900 in 2009, a drop of about 8%. In 2010 median price dropped less than 1% to $222,500. Keep in mind that this is the median price, with half selling above that price and half selling below and this doesn’t reflect

variations in the individual price brackets on either side of that point. • There were 879 properties for sale at the end of July 2010, compared to 849 in 2009. • For the same period, there were 466 sales in 2010 compared to 437 in 2009. • At that sales pace in 2009, about 750 sales would have been anticipated. There were 812, suggesting increased activity in the second half of the year.

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Immaculate & tastefully remodeled home upgraded trim, lighting & fixtures. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Garage. Custom blt wd floors grace the upper bedrooms. Fab tiled bath w/deep Jacuzzi tub, heated tiled flr. Mstr bed has huge walk in closet, blt in desk. Bk yd fully fenced, mature trees, garden area, shed. www.2325quail.com. 2325 Quail Dr., Missoula. $235,000. MLS#10005051. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 5447507 Immaculate home in great neighborhood. 2 bdrms, 2 bth, family room, sauna, nice yard, Vintage touches, hardwood floors, everything’s in fantastic condition! 135 Kensington 327-8787 porticorealestate.com MAKE AN OFFER! 2002 Atlantic home w upgraded energy package. Over 1700 sq. ft. of living space. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 Car Garage. Very nice floor plan. Large detached 28 x 40 heated shop, easy access. All on 20 treed acres w views! 36201 Berthoud, Potomac. $215,000. MLS#10002286. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 5447507

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Price Reduced! 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 car garage. Nice deck in private back yard. Close to Clark Fork River, recreation area for horse back riding, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling. $174,900. MLS#10004303. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Rehab Property!! 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage. Centrally located home, large

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Unique log home on 26+ private acres, bordering FS, min. to Snowbowl, hiking, 15 min to dwntwn. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 carport, w/tons of storage above. Separate guest house on property. www.11815benchroad. com. SELLER WILL LOOK AT ALL OFFERS. They are motivated to sell! 11815 Bench Rd, Missoula. $449,000. MLS#10001348. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507

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Assume Contract for Deed! Buy one condo or all three! You can't beat this price and live so close to downtown, WALKING distance to the university, Dairy Queen, Caras Park, Bonner Park! These sweet condo's are nestled in the perfect location for all Missoula has to offer. Very well maintained: new windows, new hot water heater, new roof, u/g sprinklers.

MLS#10006115 - $169,900 1018 S. 3rd St. W. - Charming historic home. Remodeled kitchen and bath, 9ft ceilings, clawfoot tub, hardwood floors and nice yard.

487 Wheatgrass, Stevensville • 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car garage • Great views on nearly 6 acres • Sunroom w/ deck & hot tub pad • Barn for horses w/ hay storage • $285,000 • MLS # 10006316

53 Brookside • 2 bed, 2 bath, beautiful condo • Cathedral ceilings and plenty of natural light • Large kitchen, spacious living room • Master bath w/ walk-in closet & deep soaking tub • $325,000 • MLS # 10000721

4275 Petty Creek, Alberton • Cozy cabin, 1 bath • 30 GPM well • Updated septic and drainfield • electric, phone & dsl • $140,000 • MLS # 10001936

979 Eaton • 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage • Centrally located home • Large living room & family room in daylight basement • $174,900 • MLS # 10004809

MLS#10006007 - $979,000 10203 Oral Zumwalt - Award winning exquisite home on 150’ of Biterroot river frontage close to Missoula.

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Peaceful 3bed/2bath treetop retreat, nestled in the woods on 11.64 acres on Cedar Ridge, 15 minutes from downtown. 9625 Cedar Ridge Rd. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

SPECTACULAR BITTERROOT VIEWS. Gorgeous 3 Bdr/2 Bath Stevensville area home on 10 acres. High ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, spacious master bedroom, deck with hot tub, and much more. $489,000.

Sweet Target Range Home, Open floor plan, fireplace, hardwood refinished, 4Br, 3Ba, Bonus Rooms, huge lot, fruit trees, gardens 4220 South Ave. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

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514 W. Spruce St. • $250,000

3 bedroom two full bath home with GIGANTIC shop/garage. Brand new carpet just installed. Come take a look! MLS #10003358

One of a Kind Listing, Nine Mile Schoolhouse with all the charm, romance and history one would expect. Unlimited possibilities an outstanding property. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

SINGLE LEVEL LIVING CLOSE TO THE BITTERROOT RIVER. 4 Bdr/3 Bath single-level Stevensville home. Great, open floor plan, incredible mountain views, next to public park, walk to Downtown Stevi or Bitterroot River. $219,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, Text Mindy10 to 74362 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

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Robin Rice • 240-6503

Downtown Sweetheart 1920’s era house has been revamped while retaining all of its original charm. Updated electrical, plumbing, handicapped accessible bath, security alarm, offstreet parking, underground sprinklers, and air conditioning in harmony with original bullseye woodwork, mahogany flooring, high ceilings, and all right downtown on West Spruce. Zoned B2-2 for a variety of commercial or residential uses. MLS#10001940

Nice 1 acre lot, beautiful country setting west of Missoula. City Sewer available. Great view and close to fishing access. Now $95,000. MLS#908159. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

living room & family room in daylight basement • $179,900 MLS # 10004809. Jeremy & Betsy Milyard 8804749 www.hotmontanahomes.com

MLS#'s 10004276 / 10004273 / 10004274 Priced starting at $143,900

Newer 3 bedroom 2 full bath home with washer/dryer and dishwasher. Vaulted ceilings in the living room. Small unfenced yard. Close to the Northside Bike Trail. No Dogs. Available now. $1,050 Month $1,050 Deposit

Right across from lovely Rose Park. This home has had many upgrades including remodeled kitchen featuring Hickory Cabinets, Brazilian Hickory laminate flooring throughout, all new stainless steel appliances. New blinds in the living room and solid core doors in all the main level rooms. The new roof was put on in May. The yard features a nice array of perennials. There is parking in the rear under the carport and a shed for extra storage. Call Mary Marry for a showing today. MLS # 10005191

NHN Applegate & Prarie Rd., Helena - MLS#809493 $2,500,000 - Great investment to get in at the very beginning of a cemetery development. Anne Jablonski Windermere Real Estate - 5465816

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Townhouse along the Clarkfork for income qualified first time homeowners, this jewel lies along the river, incredible views! Check this out! 1401 Cedar St. #5 3278787 porticorealestate.com Unique Lower Rattlesnake home near Bugbee Nature Area, 3Brm, 4Ba, Tree-top views, Lots of upgrades like $117,900.00 /CONDO mls#10005053/ 2200 Garland #34 $119,000.00 /RESIDENTIAL ACR mls#907112/ 17467 W Nine Mile $119,900.00 /CONDO mls#802916/ 1400 Burns Unit #10 $122,500.00 /CONDO mls#802905/ 1400 Burns Unit #1 $127,000.00 /TOWNHOUSE mls#10005438/ 1401 Cedar Street #5 & #12

$128,000.00 /CONDO mls#802917/ 1400 Burns Unit #11 $143,900.00 /CONDO mls#10004276/ 201 North Ave. West $155,000.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10005014/ 1951 S 12th W $158,500.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10000109/ 605 College Street

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2 bd/ 2 ba home with family room.. Kitchen has lots of oak cupboards and center island. Home owners fee includes use of club house, sewer, garbage, snow removal and more. Must be 55+ $134,900 MLS#

3.5 ACRES BARE LAND ON PETTY CREEK. Gorgeous bare land parcel straddling Petty Creek. Septic, well, and utilities in place. Gorgeous building spot with mountain, creek, and valley views. Custom builder available. $149,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @2396696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

$159,500.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10005007/ 559 Speedway $175,000.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10002375/ 548 Colorado $215,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#906997/ 810 Swan Lane $229,900.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#907520/ 135 Kensington $239,900.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10005400/ 4220 South Avenue $283,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#10005829/ 11574 Stolen Rock

$349,500.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#10001829/ 211 S Grove Street $369,900.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10001637/ 909 Herbert $374,900.00 /MORE THAN 4 UNITS mls#10004704/ 234 Edith $379,500.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10003626/ 3900 Fox Farm $399,000.00 /CONDO mls#10004485/ 140 S 4th St W #5 $399,000.00 /COMMERCIAL mls#10002804/ 18815 Remount Rd

$295,500.00 /SINGLE FAMILY mls#10003473/ 433 Plymouth $309,900.00 /DUPLEX mls#10001830/ 231 S Grove Street $349,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#10005416/ 9625 Cedar Ridge

$535,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#803924/ 2348 River Road $569,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#10005052/ 124 Edge Drive $599,000.00 /RESI/ACREAGE mls#10005734/ XXX Private Road

5 bd/3 full baths and 2 half baths in this home w/ private back yard & patio. .Large master suite w/ jetted tub. Abundant wildlife nearby. Lifetime vinyl siding .. $369,900 MLS # 10004463 Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

Large 4 bed/3 bath w/ great views on nearly 6 acres set up for horses. Attached sunroom w/ deck & hot tub pad. Kitchen opens to living and dining room. $285,000 • MLS # 10006316. Jeremy & Betsy Milyard 880-4749 www.hotmontanahomes.com

COMMERCIAL DARBY COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION ON MAIN ST. Two main floor retail/professional spaces featuring 10 ft ceilings, storage/back room spaces, and lots of windows plus two second floor residential rentals. Great income potential and priced to sell! $159,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

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