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Scope: High Plains delivers definitive bison documentary Up Front: Initiative offers chance to change constitution Ochenski: Anaconda closure still resonates 30 years later


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Grizzly bears killed two men near Yellowstone in separate attacks earlier this summer. Before those incidents, the last fatal grizzly bear attack in all of Montana happened in 2001, and before that, in 1986. Fluke, or the beginning of a larger bear problem? The answer depends on how fast humans and bears learn to coexist...........................................14

News Letters Hep C, Palin and Bennett ..............................................................................4 The Week in Review Homecoming, hockey and a new president...........................6 Briefs Sex, rivers and zoning......................................................................................6 Etc. Wild about wolves ...............................................................................................7 Up Front Ballot initiative offers chance to change constitution ...............................9 Ochenski Smelter closure still resonates 30 years later .........................................10 Writers on the Range American Indian education extends beyond classroom.....11 Agenda Take Back the Night.....................................................................................12

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Asked Tuesday afternoon near the “M” Trail on the campus of the University of Montana.

Q:

This week the Independent looks into an eventful— and sometimes deadly—summer of bear activity. What’s been your closest encounter with a bear? Follow-up: What precautions do you take, if any, when you’re in bear country?

Shannon Cate: When I was mountain biking in the Rattlesnake, a black bear came across the trail and ran right away up the hillside. Then, two years ago, I was biking with the Lady Griz team and we saw a cub, but there was no mother bear in sight. Make some noise: I always make sure to make a lot of noise when I’m biking in bear country—and that’s any bear country, not just griz country.

Rosalie Robson: You know, in all the years I’ve been hiking, I’ve only come across one bear since ’82. He was just crossing the trail, far afield and way out in front of me. Strength in numbers: I hike with a group on Tuesdays, and with so many of us, we’re noisy, clapping our poles together and singing out when rounding bends we can’t see around. Who knows how many bears we’ve scared off?

Sami Javani: Just a couple weeks ago I saw this poor little bear in the alley, before some people chased it up to the top of a tree. I felt bad for him so I called 911, and it felt good. Welcome to Zootown: Before that I’d never seen a bear, except at the zoo. I take pepper spray, and don’t hike alone much in bear country. And whenever I’m camping, I make sure not to make a mess with my food.

Michele Disney: I was able to shoo a black bear out of our campground once, and I got a world of notoriety out of that from my family for years. They thought I was really buff. Peppered: I hike a lot for my job in the summer doing forest inventory, and they make me carry bear spray. One time I shot myself in the back, and it really wasn’t all that bad—it just felt like a sunburn. Got lucky on that one.

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Protest in perspective I couldn’t help but notice the letter to the editor in last week’s Independent calling on an “immature” group of politically active high schoolers (high schoolers!) to collectively apologize for their peaceful protest of an incendiary and, more to the point, fully grown individual (see “Defending Palin,” Sept. 23, 2010). Before I get into it, though, I have to dispute on two counts the notion that Sarah Palin lent “her support to a very worthy cause.” On the most charitable reading, Palin’s speaker’s fee—which, based on discovered retainers from past appearances, I’ll ballpark at $100,000—was paid for by a private donor, so yes, Teen Challenge stood to gain financial support from ticket sales. But that kind of money has a way of undermining the good-heartedness of Palin’s generosity. Furthermore, this “very worthy cause” is under investigation for reportedly abusing and exploiting the teens who are court-mandated to attend or face jail time. That aside, I’d like to dissect the author’s critique of the particularly “abusive” statement: “Sarah Palin is more of an entertainer than a politician.” First of all, as a battle cry, this slogan seems reasonable to the point of impotence. I also have to correct the author’s correction that Palin is a “damn good” statesman. No. It is not a matter of opinion that she is not. Setting aside the fact that she is no longer a statesman at all, let’s review her record: She ran for governor, and won, on the singular platform that she was not Gov. Murkowski, who everyone in Alaska hated by 2006. She was forced upon the national arena as an unvetted and unsuccessful vice presidential candidate. She then failed to complete her first term as governor (for whatever the reasons you may believe she did this, being a good statesman should not be among them). Moreover, she declined to be interviewed by…anyone while she was in town. This does not a “damn good” public figure of any kind make. The author found the protesting teens “scary.” What’s scary is that, despite all the above, Palin has apparently become the poster politician (yes, politician) for an era of gut-feeling politics and confused and contradictory antigovernment sentiment. She calls for less government and lower taxes but she wants government control over women’s reproductive rights and same sex couples’ marriage rights, and she once did this all while using Alaskan taxpayer dollars to fly her family around the cam-

paign trail. She wants Wall Street to be held accountable to Main Street but she wants no government oversight of financial institutions. When party politics required it, she cried foul at the very health care “death panels” she herself once supported (under a less divisive moniker). That these teenage protesters “were indoctrinated on just one side of an issue” is as presumptuous as it is irrelevant. There are not two equal and opposite views of every issue, and certainly not of Palin.

Hep infection at 17 was never understood. We did not realize it was HCV and what it could do to her in later life. Thanks for writing about important issues. I wish we would have read an article like this just a few years ago. We lived in Alaska for almost 20 years, where I wrote two weekly columns for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and a monthly Sunday column for the Anchorage Daily. I wrote for about 15 years and know the value of good journalism. Keep up the good work. I will look forward to reading more. Tom Williams Anchorage, Alaska

Big on Bennett

“ not a ‘damn good’ This does

public figure of any kind

make.

What is at issue is not a matter of genuinely held and critically considered differences in opinion. Her talking points are overtly irreconcilable. Her words do not have substance. And yet she remains ever visible and no less popular. That is scary. Carl Tewksbury Missoula

Important story For the past six months I have been running on empty (see “Running on empty,” Sept. 9, 2010). In April, the 11th, I lost my wife of 35 years, Karen. When she was young she was infected with Hep C (HCV ). She got over it and met me and we had 12 children together. We lived an interesting and adventurous life between Alaska and Panama. Last summer, Karen started having digestive troubles, and by Christmas ’09 she was real sick. After an MRI and other tests were done in Mexico we discovered she had cancer of the liver, cirrhosis, and it was so far along that she was not a candidate for a transplant or even chemotherapy. It was just too late. We had taught all our kids to read and write and thought we were educated ourselves, but we were not. Karen’s

Residents of the Rattlesnake, Seeley Lake and the rest of House District 92, I am pleased to write and urge your support of Bryce Bennett for state representative. Bryce has deep roots in both Montana, coming from a family with generations of Montana history, and Missoula, as a graduate of Big Sky High School and the University of Montana. Furthermore, Bryce has worked at the legislature as staff for the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee; he has learned about the hurly-burly of a legislative session the only way someone can: by being there. Bryce will hit the ground running and I am confident he will be an especially effective freshman legislator. Finally, Bryce has been a community organizer for more than a decade. He knows what it is to work with people to ensure government responds to their needs and he’ll take that spirit of service with him to the legislature. Beyond Bryce’s personal qualifications, I am proud to support Bryce as the Democratic nominee. The last several state legislatures have been narrowly divided. Good bills died on tie votes in the last session because of party-line splits, and in 2007, Republicans selected a divisive Speaker of the House, resulting in disorderly conduct that could have been avoided. Of all the votes the representative of House District 92 will cast during the legislative session, the vote for Speaker of the House may be the most critical. My vote for Bryce is a vote of confidence for the Democratic caucus and Democrats’ proven track record of fiscal responsibility and good governance of the state of Montana. Thanks for casting your vote this November 2nd. Jason Wiener Ward 1 Councilman 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 22

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The Missoula Board of County Commissioners approves the final permit required for Stimson Lumber Co. to remove a PCB-laced cooling pond and more than 30,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil about a mile above the mouth of the Blackfoot River.

• Thursday, September 23 The Montana Board of Regents votes unanimously to appoint Royce Engstrom as the 17th president of the University of Montana. Engstrom, 57, has served since 2007 as UM’s provost and vice president of academic affairs. He will replace George Dennison on Oct. 15, and earn an annual salary of $280,000.

• Friday, September 24 In Cody, Wyo., the Missoula Maulers easily defeat the Yellowstone Quake 7–2 in the Junior-A hockey club’s Northern Pacific Hockey League season opener. Forward Tyler Marek notches two goals and two assists, and goalie Ben Hankinson tallies 32 saves in the win.

• Saturday, September 25 A record crowd at Washington-Grizzly Stadium watches the No. 14-ranked Montana Grizzlies overcome four turnovers to squeak past Sacramento State 28–25 for the team’s 18th straight homecoming victory. The Griz improve to just 2–2 on the season.

University of Montana President-elect Royce Engstrom enjoys himself at a press conference announcing his new position Tuesday afternoon in Turner Hall. Engstrom says he plans to continue departing president George Dennison’s practice of open office hours, and will also add a weekly online video broadcast.

Sex • Sunday, September 26 Kyle Kingren, 39, of Kalispell, is pronounced dead at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center after suffering severe head trauma the day before when struck by a Jeep Cherokee on U.S. Highway 2 near Evergreen. Kingren and a friend attempted to cross the road when Kingren was struck.

• Monday, September 27 Missoula City Council falls short of legalizing urban wind turbines, sending the proposed ordinance back to committee for further tweaking. At least one council member says she’s heard from constituents worried about entire neighborhoods filling with wind machines. “They could be surrounded,” says Councilwoman Lyn Hellegaard.

• Tuesday, September 28 University of Montana student Richard A. Carpita, 30, and his roommate, Anthony J. Brazington, 21, plead not guilty in Missoula District Court to running a Missoula-based prostitution ring. The two men are accused of using Craigslist.com to solicit the prostitution of at least five teenage girls ranging in age from 16 to 19.

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Bullock battles Backpage.com Last week, “Carina” in Kalispell posted an ad on Backpage.com’s adult services section describing herself as “tight,” “juicy” and “blonde.” She went on to declare that she’s “available for house calls if you want to have a little bit of excitement and your [sic] tired of wasting your time on all these other girls who arent [sic] giving you what you want…” The posting is one among dozens listed on the online classifieds’ Montana page, advertising body rubs, escorts, strippers and the like. It’s all a bit too racy for 21 state attorneys general, including Steve Bullock of Montana. A few weeks after the same group successfully strongarmed Craigslist.com into shutting down its adult services section, they asked Backpage.com, in a letter sent Sept. 21, to do the same. “Adult services sections are little more than online brothels, enabling human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children,” Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal

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said in a release. “Because Backpage cannot properly police adult services, the section should be shut down immediately.” But Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media, which also owns about a dozen of the country’s largest alternative weekly newspapers, isn’t caving like Craigslist. It released a response rejecting the “calls for censorship.” “Backpage.com is disappointed,” the statement read, “that the AGs have determined to shift blame from criminal predators to a legal business operator in an apparent attempt to capitalize on political opportunity during the election season.” Bullock says Backpage’s resistance disappoints him. “While I’m hopeful they’ll reconsider, I’ll continue working with my colleagues from across the country,” he says. “All of our options are on the table.” Bullock’s office points to a case in Missouri as evidence of why Backpage.com should back down. There, a 14-year-old girl is suing the site, claiming it aided in child prostitution by allowing her pimp to

advertise her for sex. But critics of the AGs’ crusade against online classifieds call it an affront against free speech. “Censorship will not create public safety nor will it rid the world of exploitation,” Backpage wrote. In other words, if ads like “Carina’s” aren’t posted on Backpage or Craigslist, they’ll no doubt be posted somewhere else. Matthew Frank

Housing Infill and affordability In an effort to beef up local affordable housing, the Missoula City Council is hammering out an ordinance that would open the door to infill development in a handful of residential areas. The proposed legislation, introduced by Councilman Bob Jaffe in July, would enable developers in neighborhoods that now allow multi-family housing—largely the Northside, Franklin to the Fort, and areas west of Russell Street—to squeeze in extra homes.


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“What I was after with this thing was to start the process of creating tools—essentially tools in the tool box of planning and zoning—that encourage affordable development,” Jaffe says. Developers would receive a density bonus in exchange for committing a portion—at least one of three newly constructed residences—toward lowincome housing. For instance, rather than erecting three homes on a 4,500 square foot property, as the current mandate requires in some neighborhoods, developers would be allowed to build on a 4,050 square foot parcel. The resulting affordable homes would then be sold to individuals and families who earn less than 80 percent of area median income. For a family of four, that equals $49,100. Those houses would remain affordable in perpetuity, with that condition recorded in the deed. Developers could sell the affordable home themselves or work in conjunction with a nonprofit organization like the Missoula Housing Authority. A cross section of interests support the ordinance, including the Missoula Building Industry Association, the Missoula Organization of Realtors and the Missoula Housing Authority. Supporters say this new model, which merges pubic and private interests, forges a partnership that’s essential to meeting Missoula’s affordable housing needs. “I think you’ll see a lot more public-private partnerships,” says Missoula Housing Authority Executive Director Lori Davidson. Not everyone is sold, though. During City Council’s Monday night meeting, Rene Mitchell expressed concern that the ordinance would create too much density in already crowded neighborhoods, exacerbating concerns about increased traffic and available parking. “I’m so skeptical of going anywhere close to this stuff,” Mitchell said. “We need to have some more discussion on this.” The council will again debate the ordinance in the coming weeks. Jessica Mayrer

Food Tester safeguards small farms A slew of food contamination outbreaks prompted Congress to write the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act. The bill as currently written, though, would target not only the factory farms that have sent tainted eggs, spinach and peanuts to market, but family farms that sell mainly to local communities.

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Count Missoula’s Clark Fork Organics among the local producers that fear such one-size-fits-all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could leave it and other small farms in the lurch. “[The proposed regulations] would require a whole new infrastructure setup that we don’t currently have,” says Josh Slotnick, who runs Clark Fork Organics with his wife, Kim Murchison. “It could cost a tremendous amount of money for us to meet those regulatory demands, and very possibly put us out of business.” The threat to small producers spurred Sen. Jon Tester to introduce an amendment to the bill that would exempt farms with annual sales of less than

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$500,000 and that sell the majority of their products within the same state or 400 miles. Tester came to Missoula’s PEAS Farm last Friday to promote the amendment. The Helena-based Alternative Energy Resources Organization believes the amendment’s crucial to the viability of small farms. “We feel like it’s really important for small-scale food producers and processors to be exempt from FDA regulations—not because anybody should be exempt from food safety regulations, but because state and county regulations and authorities have already been regulating that for a long time, and they do a fine job,” says Kevin Moore, the group’s food and agriculture program manager. But local regulations, according to Slotnick, aren’t the only things keeping farmers accountable. “There isn’t a question of our food being anonymously lost in a giant food system and never traced back,” Slotnick says. “It’s a look in the eye and a handshake and handing someone a box of food. They know right where it came from. Our farms are open to being visited. There’s nothing to hide.” The bill and the amendment were expected to go up for a vote this week, but as of press time had

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yet to reach the Senate floor. Tester’s office now suspects action won’t be taken until after the midterm elections in November. Matthew Frank

PPL lawsuit Farm Bureau decries navigability Montana farmers and ranchers have been caught in the crossfire of a long-running legal battle between the state and energy producer PPL Montana, prompting the Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) last week to back a federal appeal of a spring Montana Supreme Court ruling over navigable waterways. PPL Montana filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court in August that it overturn the Montana Supreme Court’s March designation of the Clark Fork, Missouri and Madison rivers and their tributaries as navigable. The designation officially transferred ownership of those waterways to the state, and according to the Montana ruling, PPL Montana now owes $41 million for back rent on 10 hydroelectric dams operated on previously undesignated stretches of the rivers from 2000 to 2008. The MFBF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept PPL Montana’s appeal on Sept. 15 on the grounds that Montana’s decision could slam private landowners with inflated energy payments as the company spreads the costs of past and future rent. “These companies are not going to simply absorb the $41 million it’s going to cost PPL or the $6 million ongoing,” says MFBF Vice President for Governmental Affairs John Youngberg. “They’re going to pass that cost on to the consumer. And being the largest consumer, that concerns us.” But the court’s declaration also applies to property that private landowners have owned and paid taxes on for decades. Any farmer or rancher with riverbed structures—diversion weirs, headgates, bridges, etc.—on formerly non-navigable portions of the three rivers must now secure a lease, license or easement from the state for use of the property. The MFBF disputes the process by which the state Supreme Court went about declaring those waterways navigable, and is even seeking legislation in 2011 to alter how such declarations can be made. Youngberg says the state’s push to charge energy companies for use of public streambeds has become a serious property rights issue for agriculturalists statewide. “Our folks see this as somewhat of a land grab by the state,” Youngberg says. Alex Sakariassen

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Acres Lookout Pass Ski Area plans to add to its skiable terrain through a new 20-year master development plan—roughly four times the current acreage. The resort submitted the $20 million plan to the U.S. Forest Service earlier this month.

etc. This week’s cover story may be all about bears, and the lead arts story about bison, but the issue that continues to drive locals wild is wolves. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy’s Aug. 5 decision to place gray wolves in Montana and Idaho back under Endangered Species Act protection set off the latest round of howling for a different resolution in this ongoing debate. And nearly two months later, the howling has only grown louder. Examples of the debate’s fever pitch abound, but perhaps the most inexplicable—yet ambitiously literary—example comes from rabid wolf-hunt advocate Toby Bridges, the founder of Lobo Watch. To help supplement his group’s many editorials and protests against Molloy’s decision, Bridges started writing an online novel about the issue. Titled Wolf Kill, the self-proclaimed “fictional suspense-drama” features a hunter named Judd Parker, his son Jack, and Judd’s hunting pal, Cole. So far, Bridges has written a foreword and two chapters, packed with thinly veiled rhetoric like this line from Jack: “But Mom, I can’t go to school…not with the wolves so close to our cattle.” Who knew the wolf problem spread all the way to classroom attendance? No wonder Montana students are being left behind. Others are taking a more direct opposition to Molloy’s unpopular but legally sound ruling. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus recently engaged Rep. Denny Rehberg in a game of delegate one-upmanship. Two weeks ago, Rehberg, who’s currently up for reelection, announced he’d drawn up legislation that would return the gray wolf to state management in Montana and Idaho. Rehberg’s proposal—all 150 words of it—was never introduced because he wanted to first gather input from Montanans. Typical Rehberg—he’s never followed through with his own legislation, unless it involves congratulating the Carroll College football team. Eyeing an opening, Baucus and Tester announced Tuesday they’d drafted their own legislation to do the same thing as Rehberg’s. But unlike their counterpart in the House, Baucus formally introduced his bill—all 392 words of it—to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, with Tester as a co-sponsor. Typical Baucus—he’s never been one for an original idea, and had to follow in Rehberg’s footsteps. And typical Tester—he’s done almost nothing in D.C. without Baucus’ help. Typical, really, of the relentless posturing in the wolf debate. As soon as one side wins a battle, the other side rallies its troops and wages an all-out attack. And so it goes—and has gone—for years. Perhaps someone—other than Bridges, of course—will eventually write the proper closing chapter to this otherwise never-ending story.

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BETTY’S DIVINE 521 S. Higgins, 721-4777 Come join Betty's Divine for our October First Friday festivities where this month we'll feature "Sweetness & Light" - Posters, Stickers and Buttons by Jane Maru. Vino and yummies, too! 5-8pm. CLAY STUDIO 1106 Hawthorne, Unit A, 543-0509 Be sure to come by the Clay Studio to see new woodfired work by local potter Phil Mahn. Phil’s current work is a reflection of the historical past, the discovery and adaptation of forms and surfaces, and the unrestrained interaction of stoneware and porcelain with the fire. THE FRAME SHOP & GALLERY 325 Main St., Hamilton, 363-6684 The Frame Shop & Gallery will be hosting a reception for Stephanie Johnsen, an MFA student in printmaking at U.M., from 6-8 pm. Steph's etchings and monoprints, which incorporate both human figures and explorations in color, will be on display from Oct 1 through Nov 30. In addition, the Montana Professional Artists Assoc. will have a reception for their Plein Air gathering on Sat eve Oct 9, from 69 p.m. Artists from around the state will be in Hamilton for the two days preceding

to create works of art on-site in the area, and that body of work will be shown for the duration of October in the back gallery. Please consider joining us for one or both events! FRANKIE’S MERCANTILE 223 W. Front St., Hamilton, 543-0898 While in Guatemala, Jen duToit and fellow Environmental Studies students focused on topics of environmental justice, human rights, and sustainable development. Students will be present at the First Friday, hosting a table to raise money for the Guatemalan cooperative UPAVIM, United for a Better Life. The table will include information pamphlets, donation jars, and also t-shirts for sale to benefit the co-op. MISS ZULA’S 111 N. Higgins, 541-7376 Miss Zula's First Friday Featured Artist Donna Rose Derrer. I can't remember when I didn't love to paint. Painted and taught oil painting and watercolors. Lately acrylic, texture and color has caught my interest. I like the fact that working with acrylic has made me more direct and spontaneous with my paintings. Please join us from 5-8 pm.

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NOTEWORTHY PAPER & PRESS 101 Higgins, 541-6683 Please join Noteworthy* Paper & Press for our First Friday Opening featuring "Western Themes" works of water color on paper by Myrnellen Barrett Krengel. Myrnellen has a BFA and a MFA from the Museum of Fine Arts School at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has had multiple showings in the Boston Area as well as Palm Desert, California. This will be her second show at Noteworthy*. Join us from 5 to 8pm at 101 S. Higgins Ave., near the Wilma. Wine and light fare provided. STENSRUD BUILDING 314 N. 1st St. W., 546-0992 The Stensrud Community Center, first and foremost, is one of Missoula's most elegant and inviting public events halls. Full kitchen, 13 foot ceilings & handicap accessible. Call 546-0992 or check out website www.stensrudeventscenter.com to book your next event! SUSHI HANA DOWNTOWN 403 N. Higgins, 549-7979 Please join Sushi Hana Downtown during our First Friday Art walk activities where we'll feature local artist Shari Montana. Display running October 1st through November 3rd, 2010. Artist's Reception 5-8pm.


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Rewriting history Ballot initiative offers chance to change constitution by Jessica Mayrer

and ambiguous language that invites confusion and, in turn, litigation. CC-2’s proponents maintain citizens would be best served by a more clearly worded guiding document. “It’s a question of having language that everybody understands,” says state Sen. Joe Balyeat, R-Bozeman, who supports CC-2. Balyeat maintains several existing constitutional provisions provide evidence of ambiguous language. Perhaps the most prominent example, he says, comes in the same section others laud—the right to a clean and healthful environment. “I don’t necessarily see anything wrong with having environmental protections,” Balyeat says. “What we are saying is that the rights are written in such a way that they invite everything going to court, where the judge decides.” Balyeat contends that citizens and their elected representatives are better equipped to make those decisions, and too much judicial discretion results in legal uncertainty. It also discourages companies from setting up shop in Montana, and hurts the economy. “It’s like putting up a ‘unwelcome mat’ for business,” he says. Yet scholars like Snyder say if voters approve a constitutional rewrite, Montanans risk the loss of significant protections. He Photo by Chad Harder also worries about the expense of holding Mae Nan Ellingson helped craft the 1972 Montana Constitution, serving another convention. Based on 1972 rewrite as the youngest delegate and one of 19 women at the convention. “It was costs, Snyder estimates crafting a new constia pretty amazing experience,” she says. tution today would cost taxpayers more Ellingson took her work seriously. be protected? Were the traditional laws on than $3.3 million. Prior to arriving in Helena, she says she the books adequate?” “You can’t just have a bunch of folks A majority of delegates agreed the laws show up and spout ideas,” he says, adding devoted huge chunks of time studying state issues. When she and the other delegates were not adequate. In response, they that any rewrite would be subject to anothfinally arrived at the Capitol, Ellingson penned a new provision calling for the er vote. engaged in fierce debates, including talk of inalienable right to a clean and healthful As the debate continues to play out greater environmental protections and environment. The passage remains a cor- before the November election, the Montana nerstone of environmental law today. equal rights for women. Law Review is dedicating its annual Authors of the 1972 constitution also Honorable James R. Browning Symposium The result of those debates, Montana’s addressed other predominant issues of the Oct. 7 and 8 to examine the existing consticurrent constitution, still stands. But that could change this November time. For instance, they mandated tution in light of contemporary issues. when voters decide whether they want to increased government transparency, craftEllingson has been asked to speak durtoss out the 1972 document and draft a ed far-reaching anti-discrimination laws, ing the symposium, and as part of her new one. If a majority of citizens cast their and established a strong right to privacy. preparation she’s been poring over tranEven today, the document has many scripts of the 40-year-old debates. She was ballot in favor of initiative CC-2 on Nov. 2, the state will hold another Constitutional admirers, including Fritz Snyder, a UM pro- more than a little amused at what she Convention. Voters would then elect anoth- fessor, director of the law library, and found. er 100 delegates to rewrite the document author of The Montana State Constitution: “I had sort of forgotten,” she says. “I from which all of our laws and rights stem. A Reference Guide. He says the state’s 1972 really was pretty outrageously feisty.” “It will be interesting to see if the vot- constitution remains among the nation’s The Montana Law Review examines ers think that an argument has been made, most progressive. the Montana Constitution during its “[It’s] widely considered to be one of annual Honorable James R. Browning or can be made, that the constitution is so broken that it doesn’t work, that it needs to the most forward-looking state constitu- Symposium Oct. 7 and 8 in the UC have a full-scale rewrite,” says Ellingson, a tions in the country,” says Snyder, who also Theatre. The event is free and open to Missoula attorney who supports leaving the opposes CC-2. the public. Find a full schedule at But not everyone shares Snyder’s www.montanalawreview.com/id62.html constitution intact. The document Ellingson helped create admiration. Critics call the constitution is a product of its era. The Montana flawed, specifically because it’s full of vague jmayrer@missoulanews.com When Montanans voted in favor of scrapping the state’s Constitution 40 years ago, Mae Nan Ellingson was eyeing a master’s degree in political science at the University of Montana. Two years later, at age 24, she found herself one of the 100 delegates from across the state elected to serve at the Montana Constitutional Convention. Her task: to help hash out a new bill of rights and government mandates, all of which would become the law of the land for years to come. “It was pretty amazing,” says Ellingson, now 63, of being the youngest delegate to serve at the convention. “I felt pretty lucky.”

Constitution was crafted during a time of incredible social and political flux, with the Vietnam War in full swing and voters growing increasingly mistrustful of government. At the same time, women were lobbying to achieve equal rights, and the environment was just beginning to enter political debate. “There was this burgeoning environmental movement nationwide through the Sierra Club, and so on, where people were recognizing, ‘Can anyone sue on behalf of the environment?’” Ellingson recalls. “That was sort of a big, big issue of the day, and it’s one we tried to address…There was this whole shift: How can the environment

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Lessons from Anaconda Smelter shutdown still resonates 30 years later Exactly 30 years ago this week, the Anaconda Smelter was shut down after nearly a century of operation. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent since then trying to undo the massive pollution from the operation of the smelter and mines in Butte. This should remind all Montanans of the lessons to be learned from this historic corporate manipulation of our political system and the abuse of our shared resources for private gain. Those lessons are even more important now, as, once again, our state is being willingly pawned off to corporate interests by selfserving politicians. For the benefit of those who were not around when Black Monday hit Anaconda, the story is worth telling. Mel Stokke, supervisor of the smelter operation for the Anaconda Company (ACM), had just finished announcing that ACM had no intention of permanently closing the smelter. Then, at noon, the word came down from the East Coast boardroom of “The Company” that the closure would indeed be permanent and poor old Stokke had to break the grim news to his own community. Anaconda was a strong union town and hard fights with The Company were nothing new. Long shutdowns and threats of closing the smelter permanently were the standard weapons The Company used to intimidate smeltermen (and women) into accepting dangerous working conditions and settling wage and benefit levels. ACM didn’t stop at mere threats. In 1917, union organizer Frank Little was murdered in Butte. As The New York Times story noted on Little’s murder, six masked men broke into his hotel room, beat him, tied him by rope to a car, and dragged him out of town, where he was lynched from a railroad trestle. He was found with a note pinned to his chest reading, “First and last warning,” along with the initials of other union leaders. Compared to that, another threat of a permanent shutdown seemed pretty tame. But this time, it was more than a threat. For weeks afterward, it was easy to stop by the Mill Bar, the JFK, or just about any of Anaconda’s many drinking holes and hear the smelter workers loudly denouncing the closure as bogus. “They’ll never shut the smelter” was the most common line, but as weeks turned into months, the inevitability of the future became more obvious. The Company, after a century of operation, was gone. What remained behind, however, was a disaster that took many forms. First, there were the toxic remains of the dead smelter. Those who worked the site for most of their lives—which was virtually everyone in

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town—knew that the smelter produced numerous incredibly dangerous by-products. Tales of workers whose septum had been eaten through by arsenic, of highly toxic beryllium buried in the tailings ponds, and other equally alarming incidents were common.

Montanans “knew what it was like to live under the boot of unethical and voracious corporations, and they pledged to the future that it would never

happen again.

And then there was the economic impact to the town itself, which continues to devastate the community and county to this day. The tax base was severely diminished and the suddenly unemployed ran the gamut of predictable consequences. Spouse and child abuse skyrocketed while alcoholism, violence and thefts plagued the local police just as their funding was drying up. Scammers swooped upon the several million dollars ACM had pledged to help the town “transition,” and it soon disappeared with virtually no effect on Anaconda’s condition. Superfund was a brand-new federal hazardous waste clean-up program, and when ACM hired an out-of-state company to come tear down the smelter works, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Helena didn’t even know it was happening. When notified by local residents that highly poisonous flue dust was blowing into town from the demolition, EPA officials denied that anything was being torn down because they hadn’t authorized any demolition. The EPA was wrong, however, and the

townspeople and their children were further victimized by the dead smelter until a citizens’ group, the C.I.A. (Citizens in Action), forced the EPA to monitor the demolition and hold regular meetings in Anaconda to explain what was going on. After discovering smelter pipes were being used in playgrounds, and timbers were being used for bridges in the Big Hole River, they eventually forced a complete halt of materials from the polluted site to anyone but similar industrial facilities. Now, 30 years later, a mountain of metals-laced slag still sits at the entrance to the town, and the massive tailings impoundments near Opportunity continue to leach heavy metals into the groundwater, added to by the trainloads of toxic sludge dug out from behind the Milltown Dam and deposited there. The story of Anaconda is heartbreaking, but it is only the closing chapters of the century-long tale. For all those years, the Copper Kings successfully fought regulation, polluted at will, and bought the legislators they needed with sacks of cash thrown over transom windows in Helena. They owned the newspapers and printed what they wanted, truth be damned. And even after the shutdown, corporate-stooge legislators blamed environmentalists for the closure, even though the smelter had a 10year variance from air quality standards. It was this long-standing corporate domination of the state that fueled the writing of Montana’s 1972 constitution and brought us the “open government” and “clean and healthful environment” provisions lauded worldwide. Montanans knew what it was like to live under the boot of unethical and voracious corporations, and they pledged to the future that it would never happen again. Yet now our governor hawks the state as “energy country” to anyone who will listen, and is more than willing to site massive transmission lines to export power, pipelines to export oil and gas, and develop new mines and railroads to serve them through rural agricultural areas. In every respect, these policies turn Montana back into a playground for extractive industries. Anaconda and the still-polluted basin of the nation’s largest Superfund site remains a tragedy. But if we forget the lessons we once learned, we will repeat that sad history—and that would truly be an even greater tragedy. 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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Extra credit American Indian education extends beyond classroom by Gabriel Furshong

When Lenna Little Plume started second grade at Missoulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lewis and Clark Elementary in 2006, statistics suggested that she might face a bleak future. Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Indian families earn 25 percent less than the average family, an economic reality that can put Indian children at a disadvantage from their very first day in school. By fourth grade, there was a 70 percent chance that Little Plume would fail proficiency tests in reading. By ninth grade, she would be four times more likely than her white classmates to drop out of school. Even if she stayed in, she might not excel: On average, American Indian students in Montana score 30 percent lower in math and reading than their white peers at all grade levels. As if the road ahead wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already rocky, Little Plumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family had just moved from the rural Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and she felt intimidated by Missoula, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of felt that people would judge me because I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same as them,â&#x20AC;? she says. But Little Plume has excelled, thanks in part to an innovative set of state educational reforms that integrate Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native cultures into everyday lesson plans, from science to English to history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to explain,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just felt good how interested people were and how many questions they had.â&#x20AC;? The 1972 Montana Constitution is the only one in the nation that recognizes the unique cultural heritage of the American Indians and â&#x20AC;&#x153;mandates the preservation of their cultural integrityâ&#x20AC;? through its educational system. In 2005, 33 years later, the state Legislature finally appropriated over $15 million to fulfill that mandate. The result was a program called Indian Education for All, which provides model curricula, classroom materials and money to help schools foster a better understanding of American Indians at every grade level. As Mandy Smoker-Broaddus, director of Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indian Education Division and a member of the Assiniboine Tribe, puts it:

All students do better in school when they see themselves represented accurately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If American Indians feel understood and respected by their teachers and peers, then their desire to learn will increase and the achievement gap will narrow,â&#x20AC;? she says. The scale of Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investment in integrating American Indian life into the

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classroom has made the state a national leader in Indian education. This year, the Montana Indian Education Division has eight people on staff and a $1.4 million budget. By comparison, the Washington Indian Education Division has a budget of $184,000 and two full-time employees, while Idaho has only one person on staff. So far, the program has given schools $1.7 million in small grants. The first round went to schools that already had an Indian education plan, such as Lewis and Clark Elementary, where teachers worked closely with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Science lessons there now include field studies of the sacred Bitterroot flower, and English lessons involve coyote trickster tales.

There have been early signs of success, at least anecdotally. At the annual Indian Education for All Best Practice Conference in Helena last winter, stories like Little Plumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were common. One administrator spoke of an increase in parental involvement in multicultural activities, and teachers noted that some of the quieter American Indian students were voicing their opinions in class for the first time. While there is little research that directly connects this type of culturally responsive education to minority-student achievement, a recent study by University of Montana communications professor Phyllis Ngai suggests that the program has helped foster the more welcoming, supportive environment at Little Plumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary school. After two years of research, Ngai concluded that students there demonstrated â&#x20AC;&#x153;impressive gainsâ&#x20AC;? in knowledge of Montana tribes. More importantly, she noted that â&#x20AC;&#x153;roughly twice the students at Lewis and Clark would like to have American Indian friends, to have American Indian teachers, and to help American Indiansâ&#x20AC;? compared to students at the other school used in the study. Eventually, if all goes well, even Montanans outside the educational system will see a quantifiable return on their investment. Denise Juneau, Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superintendent of public instruction and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, says the proof will be plainly visible when students like Little Plume join the job force seven or eight years from now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kind of state legislators and tribal leaders we will have coming out of our schools will be fantastic,â&#x20AC;? she said in a talk to 300 teachers. And Montana will be on its way to becoming a place of respect and dignity for all of its people.

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Nothing’s more sobering than taking a quick glance at local statistics on domestic abuse and rape. According to information from Montana’s Board of Crime Control, Missoula County law enforcement agencies in 2009 received 461 reports of domestic abuse, along with 44 reports of rape. Obviously, this is a problem that needs to be addressed. This week, you can lend your support to the fight against domestic abuse during the UM Resource Center’s annual Take Back the Night march and rally. The event serves to protest

domestic and sexual violence against women, both here in Missoula and worldwide. The march begins at 5 PM at UM’s Oval, and proceeds to the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., for a rally featuring music by Erin Schneider and Slowly But Shirley, poetry and an open mic. –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.

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.

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. 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 Excellence in California—that begins at 7 PM in Room 123 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call Betsy at 552-0181.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 The University Center Theater hosts the half-day workshop “What are the Best Ways to Improve the Guardian Ad Litem System in Montana?” which features comments from Kathleen Russell of the Center for Judicial Excellence, and begins at 9 AM at the theater. Free. Contact Betsy at betsyhands@gmail.com to RSVP.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2 Snag tips on owning your own abode during homeWORD’s Get Ready for Home Ownership class, which meets from 9 AM–6 PM at Mountain West Bank, 3301 Great Northern Way, and features info on things like financing options and affordability. A second class meets Tuesday at homeWORD at 6 PM and covers down payment and financing programs. $10 per person. Register online at homeword.org and call 532-4663.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 3 Missoula is a bona fide bike town. If you don’t have one already, you’ll be able to build your own recycled recumbent or four-wheel bike after you volunteer for two hours at Missoula Free Cycles, 732 S. First St. W., on Sundays at a TBA time. Call 800-809-0112 to RSVP.

MONDAY OCTOBER 4 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.

The annual Take Back the Night march and rally is Friday, Oct. 1, starting at 5 PM, at UM’s Oval. Free. Call 243-4153.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6 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. Learn how to meet your neighbors, fund your neighborhood project, and work with local government during the Neighborhood Project Funds Committee Meeting, which meets from 6–7 PM at in the Jack Reidy Room of Missoula’s City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Visit missoula-neighborhoods.org. Green it up during “Potpourri of Sustainability Jobs,” a lecture that’s part of the series “Will Work for Sustainability–Creating Jobs through Sustainable Development,” which begins at 7 PM in Room 122 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call 243-5153.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 7 Examine the intricacies of our 1972 state constitution during the Montana Law Review’s 2010 Honorable James R. Browning Symposium: The Montana Constitution, a conference that features a number of speakers on the issue and starts at 8:30 AM at the University Center Theater. Free. The conference runs all day Thursday, and begins again Friday at 8:30 AM. Visit montanalawreview.com/id62.html to download a schedule. (See Up Front in this issue.) The Missoula City County Health Department announces a series of free, anonymous and confidential screenings for National Depression Screening Day. Screenings occur at the Missoula Indian Center from 10 AM–4 PM, Planned Parenthood from 11 AM–2 PM, Partnership Health Center from 5–7 PM and at the Providence Center from 11 AM–2 PM and 5–7 PM. Free. Call 258-3881. Get active during the Missoula Active Transportation Plan open house, which includes the chance for you to comment on the city’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, and runs from 6:30–8:30 PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Free. Call 2584989 and visit co.missoula.mt.us/transportation.

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Rescue workers who found Sherin Brown, 23, trapped under a steel light pole in New York City said she told them the pole fell on her, causing back and neck injuries. After she was taken to the hospital to be treated, investigators reviewing nearby surveillance videos saw a passing tractor-trailer clip the pole. The footage showed Brown jumping out of the way of the falling pole, then crawling under it just before help arrived. She was charged with falsely reporting an emergency. Authorities said Rashad D. Wilson, 18, entered a convenience store in Mexico, N.Y., wearing a camouflage ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt and demanded cigarettes. The clerk told Wilson to remove his mask first. Wilson then showed a handgun, but the clerk still insisted he take off his mask. Wilson left the store empty-handed and drove off, but Oswego County sheriff’s deputies stopped the car and arrested him. HOMELAND INSECURITY - Prosecutors in Salisbury, N.H., dropped charges against Walter Scott Jr., 59, after a device in his possession that police initially described as a powerful pipe bomb turned out to be a “tire thumper,” used to check the pressure of truck tires by banging on them. The device, consisting of a piece of PVC pipe with metal weights inside, couldn’t have harmed anyone, according to Scott’s attorney, Ted Barnes, “unless they were hit over the head with it.” BREAKING NON-NEWS - Norwegian radio journalist Pia Beate Pedersen announced to listeners of public broadcast station NRK that she was “quitting and walking away” because station management was putting too much pressure on the staff and that she “wanted to be able to eat properly again and be able to breathe.” Before walking out, she refused to read the scheduled newscast, declaring on air, “Nothing important has happened anyway.” SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION - Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shannon Wriska, 34, at her trailer home in Milton, Fla., after her husband accused her of trying to burn his boat, go-kart and Jacuzzi because of an argument the night before while they were watching a movie starring actress Jennifer Lopez. Robert Wriska stated that his wife was very jealous of the actress and didn’t like him seeing her in the movie. After they argued over the actress, both went to bed, but the next day the husband said Shannon Wriska saw him drinking with a neighbor and set the fires. WAY TO GO - Christopher Kaiser, 29, died when he was hit by a train in Iredell County, N.C., while standing on a trestle with at least a dozen other people, who told investigators they had gathered hoping to see a “ghost train.” Sheriff Phillip Redmond said the incident coincided with the anniversary of a train wreck that occurred at the same location in 1891. All of the people on the trestle moved when three Norfolk-Southern Railroad locomotives rounded a bend and headed for them, except Kaiser. DICK HEADS OF THE WEEK - Australian researchers said female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads. The condition, called imposex, results from exposure to the chemical tributyltin (TBT), according to associate professor Monique Gagnon of Curtin University’s Department of Environment and Agriculture. TBT is a common ingredient of paint used on boat hulls that prevents barnacles. Gagnon explained that although surveys show TBT contamination declined over the past 10 years at sites visited by recreational boats, the marine snail Thais orbita had a 100 percent rate of imposex at sites where commercial vessels were present. REASONABLE EXPLANATIONS - When police in Naperville, Ill., stopped a car clocked at 100 mph in a 50-mph zone, driver Lucas S. Wright, 24, explained “he’d just gotten his car washed and he was trying to dry it off,” according to police Sgt. Lee Martin, who noted, “The car was wet, so Wright did have it washed—and just in time to get it towed.” Police officers who caught a 20-year-old man selling marijuana in Orem, Utah, said he told them he was dealing drugs to save up enough money to attend police academy. “It’s probably not the first time this has happened,” police Sgt. Craig Martinez said, “but this is the first time I’ve heard of someone admitting it.” MOTHER OF INVENTION - Responding to the growing popularity of chickens as house pets, Australia’s Ingrid Dimock, 45, who sells and rents chickens in Brisbane and Sydney, introduced a diaper for indoor chickens. Developed in collaboration with a wedding-dress designer, the starry pink and spotty blue elasticized “chicken nappy” joins Dimock’s line of fashionable chicken clothing. Her City Chicks business also sells small walking leads and harnesses for people who take their chickens for walks, stylish wristbands used to identify birds that stray and chandeliers for chicken coops. ELIGIBILITY FOLLIES - Police arrested a 21-year-old man who posed as a 14-year-old boy so he could join a youth football league team in Tampa, Fla. Julious Javone Threatts played in one game for the Town ’N Country Packers as Chad Jordan before he was unmasked. Packers coach Ray McCloud said he thinks Threatts “just wanted to play football,” adding, “I don’t think he was good enough to play semipro or anything.” THE BIGGER THEY COME - The “Big 10 Inch Team” used a 90-foot compressed air cannon to shoot a 9.5-pound pumpkin more than a mile. The group, comprising members from Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, traveled to Moab, Utah, to launch the pumpkin, hoping the thin air would help it travel farther. The Big 10 Inch Team shot a pumpkin near Moab last year that traveled just shy of a mile, setting a Guinness World Record. When British farmer Rowie Meers, 45, of Purton House Organics started growing galia melons, they were so heavy that they fell off and got damaged. She asked her customers to send them their used bras, which she now uses to suspend the melons. “The smaller bras, the melons spill out of them, so we need the DD cup, which sort of cradles them nicely,” Meers said, adding that next year she hopes to grow watermelons, which she figures will need an FF cup.

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Mike Madel, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear manager specialist, places a radio collar on a sub-adult grizzly bear on the Rocky Mountain Front. GPS collars are one of several technologies used for management, along with DNA and isotope data taken from bear hair.

Bearing down Experts put an eventful–and sometimes fatal–season of bear activity into perspective by Erika Fredrickson Chuck Jonkel learned long ago about the public’s deep fascination with bears. Before he switched the focus of his work to the animal in 1959, he saw bears mostly as a nuisance. While working toward his master’s degree in zoology at the University of British Columbia, he was dismayed to find black bears ruining his traplines, which he used to catch and study pine martens. But his constant encounters began to intrigue people around him. “I’d stop somewhere for coffee and three people would run over and want to talk about bears,” says Jonkel, a now 80-year-old biologist, bear expert and founder of the Great Bear Foundation. “They’re very powerful for people. And that’s their burden.” The love-hate feelings humans have for bears started as soon as the two first interacted, explains Jonkel, and it continues today. In fact, a flurry of summer incidents throughout Montana has made the issue of coexisting with bears more prominent than usual. Multiple bears have been reported in the Rattlesnake area this season, including a bear trying to break into an apartment on Aug. 5. Another bear was trapped in Greenough Park on July 9 when it started getting into garbage. On Sept. 15, in Missoula, a black bear was removed near the intersection of Reserve and Brooks exactly a week after another bear was tranquil-

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ized downtown, just off East Broadway. The latter’s much-publicized fall from a tree was captured by a Missoulian photographer and featured by media outlets across the country. The activity has been even more noticeable in other parts of the state. During the second week of September, bear managers had to remove five griz-

they’re seeing more and more animals appear on roadsides. One black bear in Gardiner, just outside of Yellowstone, actually learned to open car doors. He’d broken into a dozen vehicles from the last week of August through the first week of September before accidentally getting trapped in a van when the door slid closed behind him.

“We’re trying to teach people rather than bears. One would think that one species is smarter than the other, but often we wonder.” —Chris Servheen, grizzly bear recovery coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

zlies in seven days from the Flathead Valley. On July 24, television personality and zookeeper Jack Hanna was one of five people in Glacier National Park to report pepper-spraying bears while hiking in the park. Yellowstone National Park representatives reported over the summer that policing bear jams has become a top priority for park officials, as

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All this activity has kept Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) busy with about 30 phone calls a day for bears alone—a number that managers often experience in the fall, but that far exceeds the norm for spring and summer. “We’ve got a lot of bears this year that are just roaming all over and getting into all kinds of trouble,

turning up in all kinds of strange places,” says Jonkel. “And we’ll probably keep seeing that right up until the snow flies.” Summer was especially tragic in the Yellowstone area. On June 17, a 70-year-old man was killed by a grizzly while walking alone in the Kitty Creek drainage of the Shoshone National Forest near the park’s east entrance. On July 28, another man was killed, this time in the Soda Butte Campground just outside the park. The last fatal grizzly bear attack in all of Montana happened in 2001, and before that, in 1986. The increase in reported bear-related incidents raises obvious concerns over why, whether anything is to blame, and what bear managers plan to do to address the situation. Jonkel has heard all of the emotionally charged questions and, like many experts, preaches patience. The philosophy behind bear management hasn’t changed much over the years. What has changed is the increase in bear and human populations, and the likelihood that seasons like this one will continue. “The job is getting bigger as the bears move into new areas,” says Jonkel. “There’s some really great work going on, but there are still ranchers who don’t want to cooperate and some bears still doing everything wrong…Bears have a lot of baggage.”


One of the first misunderstandings with bears occurred when naturalist George Ord took the term “grizzly,” meaning gray-haired, to mean “grisly,” and stuck the bear forever with the Latin name horribilis. That was in 1815, a decade after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark journeyed west into a landscape populated by an estimated 50,000 grizzly bears. In the years that followed, western expansion and a general conquering attitude toward nature led to the death of enough bears that 31 of the 37 grizzly populations recorded in 1922 were killed off by 1975. That was the year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the grizzly bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which placed them under federal protection. In 1981, the Fish & Wildlife Service took the next step and hired University of Montana graduate Chris Servheen to spearhead grizzly bear recovery in the lower 48 states. Servheen’s efforts proved successful, and grizzly populations gradually rebounded. The 600 grizzlies in Yellowstone and the 800 in the Glacier and Bob Marshall ecosystem are the two largest populations in Montana, and they’re about three times as large as they were 30 years ago. Not only that, but because grizzlies are federally protected, they have begun to safely move out of the mountains and into new areas. In the last five years, in areas like Choteau, Servheen has seen grizzlies moving past the edge of the Rocky Mountain Front farther and farther to the east of Highway 89. Grizzlies are showing up around Fort Benton and other parts of the eastern Montana prairies and sagebrush landscapes. As they enter agricultural valleys, food sources like berries and bark become scarce. The shortage makes livestock predation and ransacking of grain more common. “We have a very successful bear program now where the bears are really doing well,” says Servheen, who still serves as U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service grizzly bear recovery coordinator. “We have bears reoccupying habitats now that they’ve been gone from for 100 years. But as they reoccupy those places the people living there start encountering more and more of them.” Black bears don’t have the same kind of politically charged history as grizzlies, but they can create the same types of problems for bear managers depending on the weather and food sources. This year, in particular, has been busy. An early spring thaw brought all kinds of bears out of their mountain dens, but when another heavy snow hit, the bears had to travel down into the valleys to find food. Even after the snow began to melt, a slow year for huckleberries kept bears out of the mountains and near the creek beds eating serviceberries and chokecherries right in the heart of populated areas. “Our greatest challenge is on the edge where public land meets private land,” says Servheen. “That dynamic edge ecosystem is the place where we spend a lot of our time, where we’re trying to get a hold of these bears being taught things like getting to bird feeders and hummingbird feeders. “We’re trying to teach people rather than bears,” he adds. “One would think that one species is smarter than the other, but often we wonder.”

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This adult black bear and three cubs foraged near Greenough Park in Missoula in 2008. This year, Fish, Wildlife & Parks received an extraordinary 30 phone calls a day, some of which were for bears spotted in the Rattlesnake and other residential areas.

Chris Servheen is not a fan of the backyard chicken movement. He and the seven state bear managers he works with have had to respond to numerous calls over the last few years when bears— black and grizzly—ended up storming chicken coops.

They call and say, ‘There’s bears in my chickens.’ Well, yeah.” In some cases, landowners legally allowed to defend their livestock shot the bears. Other bears have been removed from farm areas by FWP, only to return to a different nearby yard looking for more. On Sept. 15, FWP officials captured a female with two cubs in Missoula after a particularly invasive rampage. The trio started by hitting local chicken

Photo courtesy Bob Wiesner

One of the worst attractors bear managers have had to deal with is bird feeders. A new site called Missoulabears.org allows people to anonymously report any severe attractants in their neighborhood, like low-hanging bird feeders, that may be causing bear conflicts.

“Everybody decided that they wanted to be a hobby farmer with chickens and live up the Rattlesnake or up Grant Creek,” says Servheen. “What do they think is going to happen when they have all this chicken feed and chickens out there?

coops and, in just a matter of days, moved to dog food, horse grain and garbage. The trio also broke into sheds to get at compost and popped windows off of cars to get at birdseed. FWP considered the bears conditioned to unnatural foods and all three

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ended up getting shipped to the Oklahoma Zoo. Even when FWP is able to relocate bears in the wild, it’s not an ideal—or permanent—solution. The bears are moved from their home range and placed in an area where they’re stressed out and don’t know their food sources, says Servheen. It’s why bear managers emphasize preventative measures as the best option. “You can’t expect that the bears won’t get into your chickens or garbage and you can’t expect that we’re going to come trap all the bears and make them disappear,” Servheen says. “They’ll come back. And, eventually, if this continues, these bears die. As bear managers we’d like to dump the dead bear out in front of people’s yards and say, ‘You left your garbage out at night instead of putting it out in the morning. We moved him a couple of times, he came back again and now he’s dead. So you bury him.’” One of the worst bear attractors turns out to be simple bird feeders. Jamie Jonkel, a bear manager specialist for FWP Region 2, and Chuck Jonkel’s son, says the process of unwittingly training bears to become habituated with something like a bird feeder is a common mistake. In an attempt to keep bears away from such things, Jonkel says people’s first mistake is to place them near the house, because a bear would never come so close. “Well, in essence, what they do is train these bears to come onto porches, which is where they often end up finding the pet food as well,” Jamie Jonkel says. Another common mistake involves people putting their garbage or birdseed out only during the day, thinking bears only come by at night. But the bears adapt. “Instead of wandering around at night in the cover of darkness, next thing you know you’ve got multiple bears wandering around in the daylight hours,” says Jamie Jonkel. “And then what do they do? They put the garbage or bird feeder inside their garage

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definitions of a problem bear. Terms like “conditioned” and “habituated” went from describing bears that show aggressive behavior toward people or steal food, to bears that merely touch tents and backpacks in campgrounds, or those who approach people, even without incident. The altered definitions leave some bear advocates fearful that animals may be removed or destroyed hastily. Jonkel’s criticism of the Oldman Lake Bear killing speaks to a common refrain from most bear experts: Given the choice, they’d much rather move people out of harm’s way than go through the tricky process of moving bears out of their natural habitat. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Photo courtesy Bob Wiesner “Some of the worst problems come from people who move in from out of Jamie Jonkel, a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks bear manager specialist works with groups like the state and don’t have knowledge about Blackfoot Challenge to put up electric fences and install bear-resistant containers in order to keep wildlife,” says Servheen. “Those tend to bears out of people’s livestock and garbage. be the worst. They’re the ones who build a big house in a place that’s never “It was her area,” Chuck Jonkel says. “She was and leave the door open, and the bear goes into the garage. So then they close the door, and what hap- looking in a tent somebody had put in her trail. It had a big house and then they put up bird feeders pens? The bear learns to open doors. That’s usually was her home. The proper response should have and they want a garden and they have chickens— the process. You can turn an adult bear that has never been to close the area and destroy that campground they want to go back to the land and all this jazz and gotten in trouble in his life, in a dry year, in a bad food and maybe even take the trail out. Instead, they then a bear shows up. Those are the ones we want to tell to move when they call. But we can’t.” killed three bears.” year, into a holy terror in a matter of two weeks.” Instead, managers have found other ways to The public outcry and critical comments from In June, a black bear bit a man through his tent outside of St. Regis, mangling the man’s earlobe to wildlife advocates in this high-profile case echoed tackle the bear problems. Wildlife managers started the extent that he required 21 stitches. At first, the Jonkel’s concerns. That outrage led to an official working with garbage companies to develop better incident seemed oddly unprovoked considering the board of review, which eventually ruled in favor of bear resistant containers. For instance, Jamie Jonkel two campers had kept a clean site. However, FWP park management and recommended modifying the points to Don Felstet of Felstet Disposal, who noticed 150 yards from the incident was an older, abandoned site littered with garbage. Dog food covered the ground, as did canned goods with bear bites. “She had bitten through these cans and so she was biting through the tent to see what she could find, and she happened to bite this guy,” says Servheen. “After they find food at a campsite, bears learn that a good place to look for food is every campground they can find. We inherit the problems created by somebody else. And for that, she was captured and killed.”

Bear managers follow a policy erring on the side of public safety, meaning their decision to capture, relocate and, if necessary, destroy problem bears often conflicts with the beliefs of some bear advocates. Last year, on Aug. 17, rangers killed a 17-year-old grizzly dubbed the Oldman Lake Bear after she was deemed too comfortable with people in and around Glacier National Park’s Oldman Lake Campground. One of her cubs also died, accidentally, after being tranquilized, and the other was sent to the Bronx Zoo. While bear managers take the stance that she had become dangerously conditioned, others, like Chuck Jonkel, feel she died unnecessarily.

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designed a top-level bear resistant garbage can made from plastic, and created a bear resistant lid that slides over the top of garbage trucks and keeps garbage contained during pickups. The Missoula City Council took an important step in February to avoid human-bear conflicts by passing a bear buffer garbage ordinance. The new law sets strict requirements on how garbage is moved and stored in certain areas of the city in order to limit attractants and discourage bears from moving farther into town. Jamie Jonkel has also been able to get an intern to work on a website with bear updates and a public reporting form. Erin Edge moderates Missoulabears.org, a site where people can get bear information and report any neighborhood attractants that might cause bear conflicts. “You can file a report anonymously,” says Jamie Jonkel of the site. “You can say, ‘Look, I love my neighbor. She’s sweet and she makes me cookies, but she has 47 birdfeeders and she has five salt licks and she’s sucking in every bear in the country.’” In an attempt to discourage bears from tempting attractants like livestock and fruit trees, Jamie Jonkel and bear specialist Bob Wiesner also participate with organizations like the Blackfoot Challenge that help fund and install electric fences. In the Blackfoot Valley, for instance, sheep, cows, chickens, bees and bears co-exist in a relatively peaceful manner. Since working on bear issues over the past decade, the Blackfoot Challenge has installed 14,000 linear feet of bear fencing and 40 bear resistant dumpsters. “I work with those guys hand-in-hand and we have done phenomenal proactive work in the Blackfoot Valley,” says Jamie Jonkel. “Our conflicts have just about been nil.”

After the fatality at the Soda Butte Campground near Yellowstone, Chris Servheen and other bear biologists released a 70-page report of the incident that showcased how the latest technological tools are helping to track the animal. The report reads like a forensic analysis for any crime, where evidence at the scene is analyzed to get a picture of what might have happened. With DNA technology, officials tracked down and destroyed the culprit bear; her three cubs were sent to a Billings zoo. Despite the fact the motive for the attacks remains a mystery, these technologies ruled out some possible motives that might have otherwise seemed likely. For instance, isotope analysis is one of the newest technologies used in bear biology. Analysis of a single piece of bear hair can tell you what the bear has eaten throughout the spring, including whether or not it’s lived on natural food sources or garbage. If a Photo courtesy Bob Wiesner bear is eating garbage, carbon 4, an isotope associated with corn, will Black bears that continually get into garbage are considered “food conditioned” and are usually removed—often far from their home range. “You can’t expect that the bears won’t get into your chickens or garbage, and you can’t expect show up in the analysis. Since corn that we’re going to come trap all the bears and make them disappear,” says Chris Servheen, grizzly bear recovery coor- isn’t found naturally in the wild, and dinator for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. because it’s generally connected with

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corn sweetener, dog food and cattle feed, the presence of that isotope identifies a garbage bear. Dividing the hair into sections shows what the bear ate in early spring (at the tip of the hair) and what the bear most recently ate (at the root of the hair). Biologists found no carbon 4 in the Soda Butte bear. In fact, her hair revealed a diet that was mainly plant-based. “It was important to this investigation because this was an unmarked bear at Soda Butte, so we didn’t know her,” says Servheen. “She’d never been caught before. Isotopes told us she wasn’t a garbage bear.” Speculation that she might have been unusually hungry or stressed by having cubs to feed during a challenging food season also didn’t hold up. Poor food years are cyclical and therefore not uncommon for bears to deal with, according to the report. A bear with three cubs to feed is also not uncommon. Even the fact that this particular bear might have been hungry—she was on the lower end of her weight scale—isn’t a precursor to predation or attacks on humans. “There’s no clear explanation, no cause and effect that we could find,” says Servheen. “Here’s a bear who probably lived in the Cooke City area her whole life and at 2 in the morning on the 28th of July, she started going into tents. She went into three different tents starting at 2 in the morning and we don’t know why she did that. It’s a very strange case.” Accessing the genotype information from bear hair can do more than just accurately match a bear to an incident like Soda Butte—it may be the new wave in monitoring grizzly populations. Doctorate candidate Jeffrey Stetz, Katherine Kendall of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center and Servheen are undertaking a three-year DNA study, which seeks to identify population trends and individual bears by the end of 2011. But until that technology proves reliable, bear managers continue to rely on GPS tracking. The first collars used radio tracking and only provided managers with a general idea of where bears were a couple times a week at a certain hour, and only in daylight and good weather. GPS tracks the bears roughly every hour, 24 hours a day, no matter what the conditions. Despite the invasive nature of capturing, sedating and collaring bears before releasing them back into the wild, biologists can now better understand bear behavior. “Now we know that they really behave differently in the dark than during the daytime,” says Servheen. “This is probably the biggest advance in technology we have.”

Chuck Jonkel adheres to a philosophy he calls “sittin’ and whittlin’.” When he first started working with polar bears he spent time talking with local communities to try and figure out how they interacted with the species. In a little settlement called Port Severn on the southern tip of the Hudson Bay in northeastern Canada, he stopped some local hunters to find out if he could look at any bear skulls they might have. The locals were suspicious of him as an outsider, Jonkel recalls, and denied that there were even any polar bears nearby. “Well, Christ, I could see some polar bears over their shoulders,” says Jonkel. Finally, the men

Photo courtesy Mike Model

Chris Servheen, grizzly bear recovery coordinator for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, records the body temperature of an adult female grizzly bear on the Rocky Mountain Front. “We have bears reoccupying habitats now that they’ve been gone from for 100 years,” he says, “but as they reoccupy those places, the people living there start encountering more and more of them.”

agreed to meet with Jonkel the next day. But when Jonkel showed up to talk with the hunters they didn’t want to talk about bears—they just wanted to talk about Jonkel and how he had gotten through life without a flock of children. Jonkel ignored the question and asked again about the bears, but the locals persisted with talk of babies. Turns out, Jonkel realized, they wanted family

gist work. But when you’re drinking coffee and talking with a guy who hates grizzly bears, you’re doing important work. They finally hired Tim Manley and Mike Madel, who were exactly the right kind of people.” Tim Manley started working for FWP in 1993, and he’s seen a major change in attitude toward bears. For example, he recalls a female grizzly he

“You can turn an adult bear that has never gotten in trouble in his life, in a dry year, in a bad food year, into a holy terror in a matter of two weeks.” —Jamie Jonkel, Seeley-Swan bear manager specialist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

planning advice. So, Jonkel talked it through with them the whole day. “The next day, anything I wanted, they helped me with,” he says. “And I call that sittin’ and whittlin’ because all that time I was whittling a stick.” The experience stuck with Jonkel throughout the years, and when it came time to hire bear managers in Montana, he proposed the managers be people who didn’t just understand bears, but also understood how to talk with locals on their terms. “I started telling the state that they needed somebody to represent the bears locally, who knew how to talk with ranchers, knew what a bushel is, and a peck, knew different types of wheat, knew all about the place they are [managing],” he says. “It’s gotta be a guy everyone likes, and he’s got to drink coffee with folks, and if the neighbor kids need a ride to school they give them a ride. The state kept saying that that’s not biolo-

caught on someone’s property in the Flathead Valley this summer. It turned out to be the same grizzly he’d caught on the same property a decade before. But this time, things were different. “Ten years ago they really didn’t feel comfortable having grizzlies around,” says Manley. “They wanted them gone. They’ve lost chickens and have had apple trees damaged by grizzlies over the years. But now the chickens have an electric fence around them, he picks his apples so the bears don’t get to them, and he doesn’t mind having the grizzly bears around. The only reason he called on this one was they have renters in the house next door that have little kids and they were just concerned about the kids.” Bear education appears to be getting better. Recently, a program called the Neighborhood Network popped up as an offshoot of the Blackfoot Challenge. The program provides bear information, activity updates and alerts for various communities

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encountering bears. Jamie Jonkel says one of the most important aspects of the network is the idea that the solution doesn’t always fall to FWP or bear organizations, but within a local community that knows the landscape. “It’s not something we’re trying to jam down people’s throats,” says Jamie Jonkel, “but the idea is that Fish and Game can’t have one guy going around telling people what to do. Instead, you get a handful of passionate individuals that are like, ‘Fish and Game, we’ll show you how to do it.’” In the past, that might have meant a mass killing of every bear in sight, but these days, it means that when a new family moves into the neighborhood, they get a tutorial from the neighbors on how to store trash or horse feed. It means that, in communities like the Blackfoot Valley, 45 ranchers share knowledge on the best ways to keep attractants under control and that 100 people participate in a phone tree to keep residents updated on bear activity. In the springs and summers, bear managers are seeing people in their regions frequently assembling for what they call bear socials and bear fairs—a time to drink free beer, eat hot dogs, listen to live music and do some serious talking about how they’re going to manage their community for bears. Managers like Jonkel and Servheen insist that, as simple as it sounds, it’s these kind of gatherings that instill the power in a community to foster an environment where humans see the value in co-existing with bears, which can, in turn, change everyone’s behavior—bears and humans alike. “What happens is going to be based not on the agencies, and not on the court systems, but on the people who live, work and recreate in bear habitat,” says Servheen. “Their decisions will determine the future of bears.” efredrickson@missoulanews.com

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warned Glenn Beck at a recent Tea Party event in Illinois. “First politician that comes up to me with a carrot stick, I’ve got a place for it. And it’s not in my tummy.” As the Tea Party’s name reminds, we’ve been a nation of rebels since long before Obama started pushing his supposedly socialist health food agenda. Our very identity was formed around telling England to buzz off, and from a young age many Americans seem to comprehend the pleasures of doing exactly the opposite of what we’re told to do. And we’re a nation built by daredevils, many of whom arrived here after blindly embarking for distant shores. We know, somewhere deep in our genes, that the greater the risk, the greater the reward. But the reward for stuffing yourself to the point of needing a wheelchair ride to the car is limited to bragging rights, the kind of faux-heroism celebrated in competitive eating events and TV shows like “Man v. Food.” Offering free food to fat people ups the ante by providing a financial reward for obesity. I asked Basso if he’s intentionally trying to pack his restaurant with fat people in order to create an environment where obesity is okay, and people feel comfortable being gluttonous. He responded on PC-laced moral grounds. “Many of my very best friends are obese, and the sad fact is that they are picked upon in the same Photo by Ari LeVaux way the homosexual community used to be.” Basso’s free-food-for-fat-people policy is a calculatattempt to reform a system that seemed indifferent to health, the sick food movement is a cynical response ed risk. He doesn’t advertise, so the attention it draws is especially good for business, as is the restaurant’s fatto any attempt to encourage healthy eating. The sick food movement has parallels to the Tea friendly ambiance. But the policy also creates the Party in that both draw on deep wells of vague dissatis- intriguing possibility that some “patients” who are faction, and both are less articulate about what they’re already within gulping-distance of 350 pounds will for than what they’re against. The common ground is make a calculation of their own: You spend X dollars hinted at in the tax line on Heart Attack Grill’s receipts, in order to buy enough Quadruple Bypass burgers to which reads “Obama’s Cut.” Like many Tea Party talking put you over 350 pounds, then you can be done points, in which relationship with reality is optional, spending money on food. This makes gluttony more “Obama’s Cut” is a flat-out lie—sales tax has always than a patriotic exercise in personal freedom. It’s an been state-imposed and not federal. Nonetheless, given investment. What could be more American? There is, of course, a solid argument to be made that Michelle Obama has made healthy eating one of her pet projects, and that President Obama’s health that efforts to improve America’s eating habits would care bill has a substantial prevention component, eat- be a good investment for the country as well. Alas, I ing poorly has become a patriotic act and rallying cry in can already hear howls of protest from the Fat-tea activists: “First they’ll take away our grease, then the minds of Obama’s political opponents. “Get away from my french fries, Mrs. Obama,” they’ll come for our guns.”

ical-themed, death-courting business model, and he’s sued them all, including establishments like “Heart Stopper Burgers” and the “Flatline Grill.” So far he’s successfully forced copycats to quit using fake naughty nurses to sell, and celebrate, obscenely unhealthy burgers. The health food movement began early in the last century in response to a newly industrialized food system that valued flavor and the economics of scale over the health consequences of its products. White bread, sugar, meat and fat were some of the movement’s prime targets. Many of those same foods are now at the core of a new crusade that, for lack of a better term, I’ll call the “sick food movement.” While the health food movement was a sincere

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

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. $-$$ 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. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius. Family Dental Group Southgate Mall 541-2886 Why can’t I just get a cleaning?” Dentists hear that all the time. You can see your dental hygienist for “a cleaning” every six months and still have tooth decay. X-rays and an examination are the only way for your dentist to really know what is going on. This is the best way to keep your teeth healthy. Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and an espresso bar till close. WE DELIVER On Campus & to the area between Beckwith, Higgins & 5th Street. Delivery hours: M-F 11-2. $-$$

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 KT’s Hayloft Saloon Atmosphere: A stuffed wolverine, claws outstretched, stares down patrons from behind a glass case not far from where locals sit sipping whiskey. The small yet ferocious mammal constitutes one of several stuffed creatures on display at the tavern, including multiple deer, a mountain goat and a massive bear. You’ll also find a considerable stockpile of antique weapons, like knives, several Winchester rifles and a feather duster with razor blades hidden inside the plumage confiscated by Montana State Prison guards in the 1960s. Antique collector Frank Miller owns the rambling establishment, which doubles as a museum of sorts. What you’re drinking: Fireball, a cinnamon flavored whiskey that puts off a good kick and sells for $3.50. Patrón shots are popular, too. They run $5. A Pabst on draft sets one back $2.50. What you’re eating: KT’s offers a full-service deli adjacent to the saloon. It’s similarly fur-

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nished with Montana décor, including prominent antler chandeliers dangling over diners who gnaw on fried chicken dinners. On weekends, KT’s serves up a screaming deal on prime rib sandwiches from 1 to 8 p.m., when the all-American meal sells for $7.95.

Who you’re drinking with: Mostly Lolo area locals wearing jeans, cowboy shirts and camouflage caps. They gather here nightly, soliciting advice from veteran KT’s bartender Dee Carpenter, who, after 18 years staring down the wolverine and serving whiskey, still likes hearing from her regulars. “Everybody has a story,” Carpenter says. How to find it: From Missoula, take Highway 93 south roughly five miles to Lolo. KT’s Hayloft is on the right. There’s a huge neon sign above the bar, plus a statue of a naked cowgirl inside a beer mug on the roof. It’s tough to miss. —Jessica Mayrer

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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 Share a meal within the warm elegance of our location at the historic Wilma Building. Enjoy our seasonal menu of classic Mediterranean and European fare with a contemporary American twist, featuring the freshest local ingredients. Serving lunch Tues-Sat 11:00-2:30, and dinner Tues-Sun 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. $-$$ Silver Dollar Bar 307 W. Rail Road St. • 728-9826 Celebrating our 75th anniversary. Established, owned & operated by the Martello family in 1935, the bar is a true Montana tavern. We have the latest in video gaming machines, pool tables & the most up-to-date Juke Box. All this along with cold beer & stiff drinks make the Silver Dollar Bar a real Montana legend. NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 • www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming • 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$

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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ASKARI Potato problem Dear Ari, For the second straight season, my small, 10-plant potato patch has shriveled up and died in late summer, yet there are still potatoes growing underground. What’s the deal? How do I save the above-ground plants, or is there even any reason to? —Mr. Potato Head

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can begin curing, a process that makes them storable. When the plants have completely died, that’s your cue to start digging up spuds. But there’s no hurry—if you wait a few weeks before digging them up, the potatoes will just be better suited for storage. Start digging, ideally with a pitchfork, about a foot from the edge of the patch, and methodically work your way through it, including a footwide perimeter all around the patch. Sift each upturned pile of dirt by hand to find all the potatoes, and then dig some more. Always work from the already-dug side, digging deeply and lifting from below to avoid skewering any with your fork. As you loosen the soil around each dead plant, pull it gently up. Some of the potatoes will still be attached to the roots for some easy pickings—just lift up the plant and pull the spuds off the roots. 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. Get your fresh produce up near Glacier, if you choose, every Thu. from 4–8 PM, as the Columbia Falls Farmers’ Market overtakes Nucleus Ave. and offers live music from 5–7:30 PM.

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. The Community Medical Center Foundation presents “Epilepsy 101/Seizure 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. Jam out with a fine glass of wine and your best chops when Kevin Van Dort hosts the Musicians Jam at the Missoula Winery, which runs this and every Thu. starting with sign-ups at 7 PM at the winery, 5646 W. Harrier. Free to spectate, and to sign up. Call 830-3296.

Over here! Local artist Toni Matlock presents fix yourself, an exhibit featuring video, sculptures and drawings during a First Friday opening reception at The Brink Gallery Fri., Oct. 1, from 5–8 PM. Free.

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. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, 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. Email Katie at kateskins@gmail.com. Bowling and karaoke go together like bleeding hearts and pop tarts during Solid Sound Karaoke at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING. 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. Women give a thumbs up to spirits during Ladies’ Night at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar and Grill, 4063 Hwy. 93 S., which features half-off drinks for women and occurs this and every Thu. starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free. Call 251-5402. end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Oct. 1, 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 543-4367.

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The Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., hosts a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quilt Sale and Showâ&#x20AC;? from 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 PM at the center. Free to attend, with raffle tickets available for $1 each or 6 for $5. The show continues on Sat., Oct. 2, from 10 AMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 PM at the center. Call 543-7154. Enjoy the fruits of a fruitful architect when the Montana Museum of Art and Culture presents a First Friday opening reception for The Original Man: The Life and Work of Montana Architect A.J. Gibson, which runs from 4-6 PM in the Meloy and Paxson Galleries, in UMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PARTV Center. Free. Call 243-2019. Celebrate the final Jocko Valley farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market of the season from 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM today with the Jocko Valley Jam Bluegrass Festival, which features music from Baba Ganoush, The Gravely Mountain Boys and others, plus a dinner, pieeating contest and other events for kids, off of Hwy. 93 in Arlee between Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kustom Kut and the Hangin Art Gallery. Free to attend. Call Kelley at 726-5550.

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Inject something plant-based into your night when Barb Schwarz Karst presents Fruits of Labor: The Cornucopia Collection, a series of mixed-media acrylic photo transfer paintings and other pieces featuring botanical images, during a First Friday opening reception at House Design Studio, 133

N. Higgins Ave., from 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM. Free. Call 541-6960. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll liberate your particle board, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like it. The Green Light, on the corner of Higgins Avenue and Broadway Street, presents a First Friday opening reception from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM for B. Martinez featuring her mixed-media works that use recycled and liberated paneling, particle board, canvas, wood, paper and other materials. Free. Do your part to end violence against women during the annual Take Back the Night march, which starts at 5 PM at UMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oval, and moves to the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., for a rally from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 PM that features speakers plus music by Erin Schneider and Slowly But Shirley. Free. Call 2434153. (See Agenda in this issue.) Slip into something slightly dark when Anne Cruikshank presents a First Friday opening reception for her photosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which are inspired by The Brothers Quay and include images of old dollsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM at Yellowstone Photo, 321 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 728-7637. (See Spotlight in this issue.) Tattoos, beach balls and cartoons meet the eye in painting, ceramic and puppet form when the Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., presents a First Friday opening reception for Michael Sarichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit Hush & Babel, from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM with a gallery talk by Sarich at 6 PM. The opening also features music by Andrea Harsell and Jamie Kelly, as well as Jim Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit titled New Works, Exploring a Visual Vocabulary. Free. Call 728-0447. (See Arts in this issue.) Local artist Adelaide Every helps your case of artistic indigestion with something sweet when she presents Plasscandy, an exhibit of plexiglass works featuring touches of acrylic, spray paint, vinyl and found objects, with a First Friday opening reception from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM at Berniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W. Free. Enjoy an artistic quickie with works that utilize quick construction techniques and lo-fi aesthetics when Gabriel Schmitt presents new art work during a First Friday opening reception from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM at Butterfly Herbs, 232 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Avoid aesthetic amnesia during fix yourself, an exhibit featuring video, sculptures and drawings by local artist Toni Matlock that explores learning and communication, with a First Friday opening reception from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 PM at The Brink Gallery, 111 W. Front St. Free. Suckle on some salt when Montana Art & Framing, 709 Ronan St., presents The Saltmine Group, an exhibit from the collective featuring works by Karen Rice, Cathryn Mallory, Stephen Glueckert, Edgar Smith, Peter Keefer, Bev Beck Glueckert and guest artist Steve Krutek, from 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 PM. Free. Call 541-7100. Satiate your artistic sweet tooth with Sweetness and Light, a series of


posters, stickers and buttons by Jane Maru featured during a First Friday opening reception from 5–8 PM at Betty’s Divine, 521 S. Higgins Ave. Free, with vino and treats. Hail the call of fall when the Monte Dolack Gallery, 139 W. Front St., presents a series of autumninspired limited edition prints and lithographs by Dolack and Mary Beth Percival, with a First Friday opening reception from 5–8 PM at the gallery. Free. Call 549-3248. Figure out your place during Nationwide Repercussions, an exhibit that addresses place and location and features work by artists from Chicago, Seattle, Detroit and Georgia, with a First Friday opening reception starting at 5 PM at FrontierSpace, a new gallery in the alley behind the Old Post, between Pine and Spruce Streets. Get oiled up when Teresa Garland Warner and Elizabeth Bass present oil paintings of patrons from Zootown Brew, as well as urban scenes and landscapes, during a First Friday opening reception starting at 5 PM at Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway St. Free. One person’s trash is artist Monica St. Peter’s treasure during her First Friday exhibit Alley Art, which includes paintings and mixed media works that utilize discarded objects and are featured during a reception from 5–8 PM at La Parrilla, 130 W. Broadway St. Free. The Union Club hosts a memorial retrospective exhibition of art by Andrew McDonald, a former UM student who died suddenly over the summer, with a First Friday opening reception from 5–8 PM at the bar. Free. Five Valleys Land Trust, 117 W. Broadway St., presents photography by Paul Lebel featuring pictures of several Five Valleys conservation easement properties, with a First Friday opening reception from 5–8 PM at the trust. Free. Call 5490755 and visit fvlt.org. It’s all about the fiber, literally. Loopy: knit/crochet, 115 W. Front St., presents a First Friday opening reception of its customers’ knit and crocheted creations, starting at 5 PM. Free. Call 543-0560. Tap into some good wood with For the Love of Trees, an exhibit by Bitterroot wood worker Nicholas Mariana that’s featured during a First Friday opening reception from 5–8 PM at The Artists’ Shop, 304 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Take a sip from a watercolor world when Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 300, presents New Watercolors by Kendahl Jan Jubb, along with music by Stan Anglen and Friends, during a First Friday opening reception that begins at 5 PM. Free. Snap yourself into pictures from Guatemala and New Orleans when Frankie’s Mercantile, 223 W. Front St., presents a First Friday opening recep-

tion of photography by Jennifer DuToit, starting at 5 PM. Free. Mix it up with oil paintings, mixed media work and Raku fired pottery when Polson artists Matt and Heather Holmes present their work during a First Friday opening reception starting at 5 PM at the Brooks and Browns Lounge, in the Holiday Inn–Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St. Free. Being furry isn’t a bad thing when Slikati Photography, 127 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 309, presents Guise & Dowle: Photos by Tom Seiler, an exhibit featuring Seiler’s photos of fluff and fur in human and nonhuman portraits, with a First Friday opening reception starting at 5 PM at the shop. The opening also includes images by Lise Lalonde. Free. See the aesthetic works of Missoula’s youngest crop of tastemakers when the Families First Children’s Museum, 225 W. Front St., presents a First Friday opening reception featuring artwork by Clark Fork School students, from 5–8 PM at the museum. Free. Call 541-PLAY. Stuff your artistic pipe with something assembled when Ülla Couture presents her assemblage art during a First Friday opening reception at Zoo Mountain Natural Care, 345 W. Front St. Ste. D, from 5–8 PM. Free, with music by Voodoo Horseshoes. Step into an ambitious series of photos when the Missoula AIDS Council, 500 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 100, presents Beneath These Western Skies: An Art Exhibit by Evan Thompson, which is featured during a First Friday opening reception from 5–7 PM. Free, with wine, food and music. The Western Montana Community Center, 127 N. Higgins Ave. #202, presents a First Friday opening reception for work by Joe Kellogg from 5–8 PM at the center. Free. Let drawings and paintings wash over your senses when the South Second Street Figure Studio presents a First Friday opening reception for its work from 5–8 PM at A&E Architects, 222 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Hold onto your tin foil hat when Computer Central, 136 E. Broadway Ste. 1, presents Completely Foiled, a series of drawings on tin foil by Nancy Rishoff featured during a First Friday opening reception from 5:30–7:30 PM. Free. The past hits the kiln when the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Unit A, presents the exhibit Folk Dreams: New Work by Phil Mahn, with a First Friday opening reception from 5:30–9 PM at the studio. Free. Call 543-0509. Artist Ed Jenne signs the night away when he signs copies of his new Missoula poster from 5:30–7:30 PM at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 721-2881. Move it with Missoula’s gang of improvisational movers during “Seeds in the Streets,” a First

Friday performance with Turning the Wheel of Missoula that starts with interested participants meeting at 5:30 PM at the XXXXs on N. Higgins Ave. Free to participate. You’ll warm up for 20 minutes with facilitators, and then move through the streets until 7 PM. Wearing solid colors is encouraged. Call 830-3285. Scratch that aesthetic itch with etched art when UM MFA candidate Stephanie Johnsen presents a First Friday opening reception for her work from 6–8 PM at The Frame Shop & Gallery in Hamilton, 325 Main St. Free. Call 363-6684. Gnaw on kung pao tofu and enjoy the sounds of harpist Jane Shigley when she plays Hong Kong Chef, 2009 Brooks St., from 6–9 PM. Free to attend, with free appetizers. Call 549-6688. Landscapes, dance forms and faces hit your aesthetic appreciation glands when the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., presents Reunion at Fire Lake, an exhibit by Martha Elizabeth featured during a First Friday opening reception from 6–8 PM at the collective. Free. Also, keep an eye out for tango on the streets from 6–7 PM. Enjoy a smorgasbord of art in order to support the creation of a youthbased theater and media arts center at the Roxy Theater during Mixed Media Marvel at the Roxy Theater, which begins at 6 PM with an art opening, followed by music from Andrea Harsell, a cabaret performance by the Montana Actors’ Theatre, performances of plays by Jay Kettering and Alysha Oravetz, and other events, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. $10/$7 students. Call Alysha at 728-2309. Stevensville’s North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., presents Mini-Oktoberfest, which features authentic German music, food and plenty more starting at 6 PM at the library. Free. Call 777-5061. Get stringy with some wise pickers when Wise River Mercantile plays old timey string band music from 6–8 PM during First Friday at the Top Hat. Free, and family friendly. River’s Mist Gallery of Fine Art, 317 Main St. in Stevensville, presents a First Friday opening of art by Patricia Don Diego, from 6–9 PM. Free. Call A night of song, dance and variety awaits when the Missoula Sunrise Rotary and Montana Repertory Theatre present the Who’s Who Missoula Revue, a performance featuring the talents of local leaders that begins with a reception at 6:30 PM, followed by the performance at 7:30 PM, at the Montana Theatre, in UM’s PARTV Center. This event doubles as a fundraiser for programs for at-risk youth, and scholarships for UM students. $25 per person. Visit missoulasunriserotary.org for tickets.

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Snag something artistic for nothing when Lost Dog Productions presents a performance of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Nothing, starting at 7 PM sharp at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Free. The UC Theater presents a screening of Toy Story at 7 PM, followed by Grown Ups at 9:30 PM. $7 double feature/$5 single feature/$4 double feature for students/$3 single feature for students. Call 243-5590. Art and garbage collide during a screening of Waste Land, which follows artist Vik Muniz and his encounter with scavengers in the world’s largest garbage dump in

Brazil, with the screening beginning at 7:30 PM at the Wilma Theatre. Free. Visit bigskyfilm.org. Get cozy with narrative when the Front Range Writers host the fifth annual “Writers on the Front Range” poetry and prose reading, which features readings from Aaron Parrett, Anne Bauer, Mark Gibbons, Elaine Shea and others, and begins at 7:30 PM at Shakespeare and Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Free. Call 549-9010. 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. Bust a gut to searing social commentary performed by some badass broads during Broad Comedy, an all-female sketch comedy troupe that hits the Wilma Theatre for a show at 8 PM. $20, with tickets available at Blue Mountain Clinic and The Green Light. Also, for $35, you can catch the show and meet the troupe at a pre-show reception at The Loft of Missoula, 119 W. Main St., at 6 PM. Call 721-1646. John Patrick Williams takes away spigots from bigots when the

singer/songwriter plays the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, 209 Wall St., at 8 PM. No cover, but pass-the-hat donations welcome. Call 741-2361. Bang your head from a metallic throne when Kalispell’s Throne of Malediction plays black metal and other metal styles at 8 PM at The Grateful Head Shop, 2458 Hwy. 93 S. in Kalispell. Free. Sephirot and Sundays Wild Horses open. It’s bound to be a fantabulous time when The Fabulous Country Kings play country at 8 PM at the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. Free. It’s time for an all-request video dance party to celebrate the week’s end: Feelgood Friday featuring hiphop 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. 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. Feel the irie vibrations with reggae, dancehall and dubstep when DJ Karl K and friends play tunes starting at 9 PM at the Badlander. Free. Freak it up with ghouls, living dolls, belly dancers, live corset piercing, jugglers and other dark denizens during Dark Dreams Cabaret Carnivale, which also features DJs Erastaroth, ir8prim8 and HAuLi spinning industrial and other electronic music styles, plus live sets by

Bozeman’s Sargent Sawtooth and Damsel in the Dollhouse, at 9 PM at the Palace. $5. Dance First Friday away when the Western Montana Community Center presents a dance with DJ Stuff and Such starting at 9 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $5. The Wild Coyotes nibble on your tidbits when it plays country and classic rock at The Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 9 PM. Free. No Shame rocks and rolls it up when it plays the High Spirits Club and Casino, 5341 Hwy. 93 S. in Florence, at 9:30 PM. Free. The proof is in the twang when 10 Foot Tall & 80 Proof plays at 9:30 PM at the Lumberjack Saloon, off Hwy. 12 and one mile up Graves Creek Road near Lolo. Free. Shred that headband and bang your head to The Balboas when it plays punk and hard rock at 9:30 PM at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H. $2. Call 830-3277. Stop getting intimate with a jack hammer and bust a move to Ball N’ Jack when it plays a mix of rock, blues and funk at 9:30 PM at the Union Club. 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. Become a bass-ologist when Boulder, Colo.’s Savoy plays electro house and other bass heavy electronic styles at 10 PM at the Top Hat. $12/$10 advance at Rockin Rudy’s. Locals DJ Coma and Kid Traxiom open.

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Room in the Florence Building, 111 N. Higgins Ave., at 5 PM. $35 per person for the banquet, with varying price packages for those wanting to fish. Call 824-7526. Tim Torgenson wants you to be one with the suds when he plays the Blacksmith Brewing Co., 114 Main St. in Stevensville, at 5:30 PM. Free. Call 777-0680. You are the eggman, and the walrus, when The Walrus James Band plays blues mixed with classic rock at 6 PM at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton. Free. Call 363-PINT. Get touched and embraced with grace when Patrick Marsolek and Grace Hodges lead Tango Night, which starts with beginning tango at

SPOTLIGHT spooky sights I wouldn’t call local photographer Anne Cruikshank’s photos scary, but they do give off an eerie vibe. And that’s a good thing, in my opinion. Her portraits of old dolls (like the one pictured) are reminiscent of something out of a Tim Burton flick: Their faces are cracked, bloated and decaying, and the lighting is generally dark, adding to the overall creepy factor. Cruikshank—a media arts student who works as a web developer for the Missoulian—says she purposefully looks for deteriorating dolls on eBay to use in her photos. It’s a dark aesthetic inspired by The Brothers Quay, the stop-motion animation duo perhaps best known for using broken dolls and puppets in their short films. She’ll be unveiling these photos this week during a First Friday opening that features the dolls, along with a handful of pictures she took at cemeteries and cathedrals in places like England and France.

WHAT: Opening reception for Anne Cruikshank’s photography WHEN: Fri., Oct. 1 , from 5–8 PM WHERE: Yellowstone Photo, 321 N. Higgins Ave. HOW MUCH: Free

7 PM, intermediate tango at 8 and Milonga at 9, all at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $15 entire evening/$7 class/$5 Milonga only. Call 541-7240. Go ahead and hail the metallic overlords when Walking Corpse Syndrome, Blessiddoom, Beneath the Kraken and Spokane, Wash.’s Odyssey play various strands of rippin’ metal at 7 PM at the Union Hall, upstairs at 208 E. Main St. $5, all ages. Seeley Lake’s Grizzly Claw Trading Company, 3187 Hwy. 83, presents a reading and signing with Jamie Ford for his book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, starting at 7 PM. Free. Call 677-0008.

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The Great Falls native, who moved to Missoula in 1993, says she was initially attracted to stark imagery as a youngster, when she was given a book by famed illustrator/writer Edward Gorey. The images were bleak, she recalls, but also fun and light hearted, with a touch of the macabre. Later on, in high school, she picked up photography. As for her current work with dolls, Cruikshank says she’s fascinated with what age and decay do to these toys—turning a seemingly happy thing into something that, from what she’s noticed, really freaks people out. “It’s just interesting that these cute, sweet little dolls turn into monsters over time,” she says. —Ira Sather-Olson

Sat. from 8 AM–1 PM as you head down to the Clark Fork River Market (clarkforkrivermarket.com), which takes place beneath the Higgins Street bridge, and to the Missoula Farmers’ Market (missoulafarmersmarket.com), which opens at 8:30 at the north end of Higgins Avenue. If it’s non-edibles you’re after, check out East Pine Street’s Missoula Saturday Market (missoulasaturdaymarket.org), which runs 9 AM–1 PM. Free to spectate, and often to sample. Snag tips on owning your own abode during homeWORD’s Get Ready for Home Ownership class, which meets from 9 AM–6 PM at Mountain West Bank, 3301 Great Northern Way, and features info on things like financing options and affordability. A second class meets Tuesday at homeWORD at 6 PM and covers down payment and financing programs. $10 per person. Register online at homeword.org and call 532-4663. Take a bite out of something fun during the Ravalli County Museum’s McIntosh Apple Day, which runs from 9 AM–3 PM and features arts, crafts, food, live music, kids’ games, a raffle and a bake sale, all at the museum, 205 Bedford St. in Hamilton. Free. Call 406-363-3338.

The Mixed Media Marvel at the Roxy Theater continues with a kids’ mixed media activity day from 10 AM–4 PM featuring activities on clowning and miming, stopanimation, theater improv and other activities, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Alysha at 728-2309. Learn some spicy moves for free when the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., presents a free community dance class on tango with Abby Croteau and Diego Baccino, from 10:30–11:30 AM at the collective. Call 541-7240. Keep an eye out for dancers busting smooth modern moves during the UM School of Theatre and Dance’s “UM Dancers on Location,” a site-specific dance concert that begins at noon at the courtyard of UM’s Mansfield Library. Free. Call 243-4481. The woolen warriors of Missoula’s Stitch ‘N’ Bitch needlework circle bring the world to drink every Sat. at 2 PM in Liquid Planet’s conference room. Free. BYO yarn and needles, and check out missoulaknits.blogspot.com. Press some cider, swap some venison sausage, enjoy a potluck feast and play a game during the annual Moon-Randolph Homestead Fall

Gathering, which begins at 2 PM at the homestead, 1515 Spurlock Road. $5 per person/$10 for families. Those interested in attending should try to bring apples in good condition, a potluck item with a family story/tradition behind it, as well as harvest goods to swap. Call 728-9269. Celebrate the Clark Fork Coalition’s 25th birthday during the Best River Fest, which features music from The Mission Mountain Wood Band, Wartime Blues and The Lil’ Smokies, as well as food, beer and wine, starting at 2:30 PM at The Farm at McCauley Butte, 3254 Humble Road. $30/$100 for a VIP ticket. Visit clarkfork.org for tickets and call 542-0539.

nightlife Sip on some well fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at the winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Free to attend, but the wine costs you. Call 549-8703. Fishing, music and food mix to help out the Poverello Center during the Fifth Annual Double Haul Fly Fishing Competition and Fundraiser, which kicks off earlier in the day with a catch and release fly fishing competition, and ends with a banquet/auction at the Governor’s

The program, featuring Jon Manasse, clarinet soloist Festive Overture – Shostakovich Clarinet Concerto – Mozart Elegy – Corigliano Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2 – Ravel

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The Mixed Media Marvel at the Roxy Theater finishes off at Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave., from 7–11 PM and features music by The Magpies and Tahj Bo, as well as play performances by Jay Kettering and Alysha Oravetz, along with other activities. $10/$7 students. This event is a fundraiser to help create a youth-based theater and media arts center at the Roxy Theater. Call Alysha at 728-2309. 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 Missoula Symphony Orchestra hits a high note during its first concert of the season featuring clarinet soloist Jon Manasse, along with conductor Darko Butorac, starting at 7:30 PM in the University Theatre. $40–$10, depending on seats and age. Call 721-3194 or visit missoulasymphony.org for tickets. Bust out your folksiest folk dance when the Missoula Folklore Society presents a contra dance with music by Wise River Mercantile and calling by Bev Young starting at 7:30 PM with a beginners workshop, followed by the dance at 8, at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. $8/$6 Folklore Society members. Visit missoulafolk.org. It’s bound to be a fantabulous time when The Fabulous Country Kings play country at 8 PM at the Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. Free. Even the ghost of Agatha Christie finds reason to rock out when Seattle’s Agatha plays queercore punk at 8 PM at the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5, all ages. Locals Infernal Machine, Vera, Slowly But Shirley and Goddammitboyhowdy open. Spend a night with a seasoned folk slinger when singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin plays the Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road, at 8 PM. $37.50, with tickets available by calling 363-7946 or by visiting bartc.org. Go easy on the curry so you can bust a sexy move during Hot Salsa Nights, a night of salsa dancing starting at 8 PM at the Elks Club, 112 N. Pattee St. $7, includes free dance lessons at 8:30 PM. Pinch the nearest green thing and let Tra le Gael take your mind to the Emerald Isle when it plays Celtic music 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. DJ Bionic keeps the remixes and mash-ups flowing while you shake it when he plays at 9 PM at The Underground, in the basement of the Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St. Free. Enter from the southwest basement entrance. Belt out a few bars of somethin’ sweet at Karaoke by Figmo at Joker’s Wild Bar and Restaurant, 4829 N. Reserve St., which features “Brain Strain” trivia and “Scaryoke Karaoke” and begins 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-

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heavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. The Wild Coyotes nibble on your tidbits when it plays country and classic rock at The Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 9 PM. Free. The proof is in the twang when 10 Foot Tall & 80 Proof plays at 9:30 PM at the Lumberjack Saloon, off Hwy. 12 and one mile up Graves Creek Road near Lolo. Free. Worship at the altar of the riff when locals Bridgebuilder, Green Sickness and At Home in the Cosmos play various strands of rock at 9 PM at the Palace. $5. 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 542-1471 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. Let High Voltage shock your rock receptacles when it plays at 9:30 PM at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H. $2. Call 830-3277. He’s your space cowboy: Bob Wire & The Magnificent Bastards crank out the honky tonk jams at 9:30 PM at the Union Club. Free. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799. Coddle something cooler than cool when The Cold Hard Cash Show plays Johnny Cash covers at 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA.

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Keep an eye out for dancers busting smooth modern moves during the UM School of Theatre and Dance’s “UM Dancers on Location,” a site-specific dance concert that begins at noon at the courtyard of UM’s Mansfield Library. Free. Call 243-4481. The Missoula Symphony Orchestra hits another high note during its first Sunday concert of the season featuring clarinet soloist Jon Manasse, along with conductor Darko Butorac, starting at 3 PM in the University Theatre. $40–$10, depending on seats and age. Call 721-3194 or visit missoulasymphony.org for tickets. Sax it up when the 2 Valleys Stage presents Rob Verdi’s Saxophobia, with a performance at 3 PM at Seeley Swan High School, 456 Airport Road in Seeley Lake. $14/$12 seniors/ free for children accompanied by an adult. Visit alpineartisans.org.

nightlife Enjoy some tunes and help the organization Friends to Youth during “One Amazing Evening of Musical Magic,” a performance featuring the talents of Jenn Adams, John Floridis and Lawrence Duncan, which begins at 5:30 PM at the Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier. $18, with tickets available at Rockin Rudy’s, the Missoula Winery and Friends to Youth. Call 728-2662.


Slide into a night of narrative when UM’s Second Wind Reading Series hits the Top Hat at 6:30 PM with a reading from creative writing prof Judy Blunt, as well as second year MFA student Robby Nadler. Free. Kick off the latter hours of your day of rest when the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night welcomes saints and sinners alike with jazz DJs and jazz bands starting at 7:30 PM. Free. This week: Jazz from Josh Farmer, the Front Street Jazz Group and DJ Mermaid. Men always get to belt out a slick tune or two during Man Night featuring Karaoke, which occurs this and every Sun. starting at 9 PM at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar and Grill, 4063 Hwy. 93 S. Free. Call 251-5402.

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If you’ve got pain, hop on the medical marijuana train when CannabisCare presents the Caregiver Expo at the Browadway Inn, 1609 W. Broadway St., which runs from noon–8 PM. Free to attend. Call 207-7078. 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. The Play Network, a group of parents and caregivers providing playgroups, activities and learning for the young, presents an open house, from 3:30–6 PM at the Families First Children’s Museum, 225 W. Front St. Free. Email playnetworkmissoula@gmail.com.

nightlife Tickle your brain stem with experimental pop when Portland’s Brainstorm plays with video artist and song poet Jesse Malmed at the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W., at 7 PM. $5. Locals Live Lady Meat Fuck, Tyson Ballew and The Scribblers open. Guitarist Steve Kovalcheck shreds softly while saxophonist Johan Eriksson saxes it up during a Faculty and Guest Artist Series performance at 7:30 PM in the UM Music Recital Hall, in the Music Building. $10/$5 students and seniors. Call 243-6880. 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.

Buckets are for music. Portland, Ore.’s Hillstomp plays swampy punk blues at the Palace Thu., Sept. 30, at 9 PM with openers The Lil’ Smokies and Bird’s Mile Home. $5.

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. Also, if you’ve got an iPod, bring it in and they’ll play it. Free. Get anchored with alternative rock and shades of pop when Portland, Ore.’s Floater plays the Top Hat at 10 PM. Cover TBA. Locals Dead Me Downs open. (See Noise in this issue.)

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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 Witness the reflections of two legendary poets and environmentalists when Fact & F i c t i o n a n d t h e M o n t a n a Wi l d e r n e s s Association presents a screening of The Practice of the Wild, a film featuring Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison, which begins with wine/appetizers at 6 PM, followed by remarks by Rick Bass and the film at 7 PM, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Visit wildmontana.org.

Follow your dreams of becoming the next Willie Nelson during an open mic/jam night hosted by Louie Bond and Teri Llovet every Tue. at the Brooks and Browns Lounge at the Holiday Inn–Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St., from 7–10 PM, with sign-up at 6 PM. Free. E-mail terillovet@hotmail.com. Slip into a story during “Prose and Poems,” an event where UM students read their writings and poems starting at 7 PM at the University Center Art Gallery, in UC Room 227. Free. Call 243-5776. Montana Rep Missoula presents JANE DOE, or That There Dead Girl, a play by former Missoulian Larke Schuldberg, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $10, with $5 student rush tickets at 7 PM. Call 243-4581 for advance tickets and visit montanarep.org. 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 late American composer is best known for the piece “4’33’,” which features three movements that are performed without a single note played? (Find the answer in the calendar under tomorrow’s nightlife section.) 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.

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. Be sure to belt out something twangy when Solid Sound Karaoke hits The Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St., at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 728-1559. Sip on something tangy when California’s MiMOSA plays a mix of downtempo, glitchhop and dubstep at 10 PM at the Top Hat. $15/$13 advance at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s. MartyParty, DurTy HarRy and Enzymes open. (See Noise in this issue.) Expect some kosher beats and party ready rhymes when local rapper Koshir presents a CD release party for his new album White Girl Diaries, which begins at 10 PM at Harry David’s, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H. $10, includes a free copy of his CD. Frodie, Young Jay, Overtime, Pallas Athena, Prime 1, Dice and Regmachine open.

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UM hosts “Blue Couch Day,” where students can sit down and learn about depression and suicide prevention from 10 AM–2 PM at UM’s Oval. Free. Call 214-7291.

nightlife 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. Tom Catmull and Johnny 2 Bones get freaky with their phalanges when they play the Blacksmith Brewing Co., 114 Main St. in Stevensville, at 5:30 PM. Free. Call 777-0680. Let a snappy photog share his work and discuss his influences when the Missoula Art Museum presents “Concerned Photography– Thought and Intent,” a lecture with exhibiting artist David Spear that begins at 6 PM at the museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Call 728-0447. Green it up during “Potpourri of Sustainability Jobs,” a lecture that’s part of the series “Will Work for Sustainability–Creating Jobs

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through Sustainable Development,” which begins at 7 PM in Room 122 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. Call 243-5153. Get a historical glimpse at humanity’s relations to bison during a screening of Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, a film directed by Doug Hawes-Davis that begins at 7 PM at the Wilma Theatre. $8. (See Scope in this issue.) Montana Rep Missoula presents JANE DOE, or That There Dead Girl, a play by former Missoulian Larke Schuldberg, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $10, with $5 student rush tickets at 7 PM. Call 243-4581 for advance tickets and visit montanarep.org. Celebrate the beauty of Glacier National Park before her glaciers m e l t a w a y w h e n t h e Tr e y McIntyre Project—a multimedia dance troupe—performs pieces like “The Sun Road,” a live choreographed dance featuring video, beginning at 7:30 PM in the University Theatre. $33/$23 students plus fees. Call 243-4051 for tickets or visit griztix.com. Tickle yourself pink with a piano concert during “An Evening of Solo Piano with Robin Spielberg,” which begins at 7:30 PM at the Polson High Auditorium, 1712 Second St. W. in Polson. $14/$12 advance at Fiddlesticks Music in Polson and True Value Hardware in Ronan. Call 800823-4386. Missoula’s Trivial Beersuit, a trivia night for the layperson, expands its tentacles to the Press Box for four rounds of trivia with sign ups at 7:45 PM, followed by the game at 8, this and every Wed. at the Press Box, 835 E. Broadway St. Free. You can also find clues to every week’s game by befriending “Trivial Beersuit” on Facebook. Email Katie at kateskins@gmail.com. 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: Pioneering avant-garde composer John Cage composed “4’33.” The controversial piece consists of the sounds of the environment that you hear while it’s performed. 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 “Lola” by The Kinks (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

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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. Los Angeles’ El Ten Eleven vamps the night away when it plays postrock with fellow L.A. electronic producer Baths at 10 PM at the Top Hat. $6/$5 advance at Ear Candy and online at brownpapertickets.com. Locals Modality open. (See Noise in this issue.)

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Examine the intricacies of our 1972 state constitution during the Montana Law Review’s 2010 Honorable James R. Browning Symposium: The Montana Constitution, a conference that features a number of speakers on the issue and starts at 8:30 AM at the University Center Theater. Free. The conference runs all day Thursday, and begins again Friday at 8:30 AM. Visit montanalawreview.com/id62.html to download a schedule. (See Up Front in this issue.)

nightlife Missoula’s Developmental Service Corporation presents its 20th anniversary party from 5:30-7:30 PM at UM’s new Canyon Club. Free. RSVP by Oct. 4 to get directions. Call 258-0985 to RSVP. The W.C. Worth Blues Players surf an indigo wave to a chordal heaven when it plays blues at 6 PM at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton. Free. Call 363-PINT. Don’t stray too far so you can witness author Bill Farr host a presentation and sign copies of his book Julius Seyler and the Blackfeet: An Impressionist at Glacier National Park, which begins at 7 PM at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 721-2881. Watching this won’t be torture. The Peace & Justice Film Series continues with a screening of Breaking the Silence: Torture Survivors Speak Out, a documentary that features interviews with torture survivors from Africa, South America and other countries, starting at 7 PM at UM’s Urey Underground Lecture Hall. Free, with a discussion to follow the film. Visit peaceandjusticefilms.org. Witness some outdoor rockstars hitting up the elements during the fifth annual Reel Rock Film Tour: Anniversary Tour, an outdoor adventure film fest that begins at 7 PM at UM’s Urey Lecture Hall. $10/$8 advance at UM’s Outdoor Program and The Trail Head. Call 243-5172. Don’t smoke too much sage so you can make it to “What Is a

Hippy?” a discussion with UM professors about changes in the hippy movement that begins at 7 PM in Rooms 330-331 of the University Center. Free. Call 243-5400. Keep the night poetic when author Jennifer Greene reads from her book What Lasts at 7 PM at Shakespeare and Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Free. The reading also features guest readers Sheryl Noethe and Mark Gibbons. Call 549-9010. Give it up for Garden City Harvest during a book release party/signing for Growing a Garden City, a new book by Indy contributor Jeremy N. Smith, with the party beginning at 7 PM at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Montana Rep Missoula presents JANE DOE, or That There Dead Girl, a play by former Missoulian Larke Schuldberg, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. $10, with $5 student rush tickets at 7 PM. Call 243-4581 for advance tickets and visit montanarep.org. Death comes to dinner when the Whitefish Theatre Co. presents a sneak preview performance of Hor ton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, which begins at 7:30 PM at Whitefish’s O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. in Whitefish. $8, with tickets only available at the door. Call 862-5371. Bernice’s Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W., keeps the bread flowing and puts blues on tap during Blues and Bread, a first Thursday event from 8–10 PM featuring blues music by MudSlide Charley, as well as filled sourdough hard rolls for $1. Free to attend. Missoula Food Bank gets a portion of proceeds from the hard rolls. Call Marco at 728-1358. Nate Hegyi of Wartime Blues is your soul selector for the night when he DJs a variety of tunes at 9 PM at the Palace. Free. Take a moment away from marinating your meatballs to enjoy the sounds of Cabin Fever, which plays at 9 PM at The Sunrise Saloon and Casino, 1805 Regent St. Free. Keep your hard hat on so you can bust a move when Vancouver, British Columbia’s The Clumsy Lovers play folk rock at 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA. Holy smokes folks, lots to do this week, so I’ll keep it short: Get out there and get cultured. Meanwhile, do me a quick favor by kindly sending your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Oct. 1 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 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online. Just head to the arts section of our website and scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says “submit an event.”


Band, Wartime Blues and The Lil’ Smokies, as well as grub, beer and wine, starting at 2:30 PM at The Farm at McCauley Butte, 3254 Humble Road. $30/$100 for a VIP ticket. Visit clarkfork.org for tickets and call 542-0539. Children ages 5 and up tap into their inner Sherlock Holmes during the Montana Natural History Center’s (MNHC) Saturday Kids’ Activity: Fall Fun! where rugrats learn how to be nature investigators, and participate in solving nature-based mysteries, starting at 2 PM at the MNHC, 120 Hickory St. $3/$1 MNHC members. Call 327-0405. On Tue., Oct. 5, spend the night witnessing poets Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison on the big screen as they discuss their writing, and passion for the environment, when Fact & Fiction and the Montana Wilderness Association presents a screening of The Practice of the Wild, which begins with wine/appetizers at 6 PM, followed by remarks by author Rick Bass and the film at 7 PM, all at the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. This also doubles as a release party for Snyder and Harrison’s book The Etiquette of Freedom. Visit wildmontana.org. Any and all cyclocross bicyclists can hit the dirt and haul their bike around some sweet obstacles during the Missoula Cyclocross Series, a weekly cyclocross race every Wednesday throughout the month that begins at Fort Missoula at 5:45 PM on Wed., Oct. 6. If you plan to race, show up at 5:30 PM so you can fill out all the necessary paperwork and pay the $6 fee to race. Also, you’ll need a USA Cycling license, and one-day licenses can be bought on race day. E-mail Timothy at tim@bechtoldlaw.net and visit montanacycling.org. Slip out of the week by witnessing breathtaking footage of some mountain masters in action during the fifth annual Reel Rock Film Tour: Anniversary Tour, a mountaineering film fest that begins at 7 PM Thu., Oct. 7, at UM’s Urey Lecture Hall. It Photo by Chad Harder includes movies like Origins: The Hulk—about two people attempting a free ascent to the Incredible Hulk Wall in the Sierra Road. $5 per person/$10 for families. Those interested in attending Mountain Range in California—as well as The Hardest Moves, which should try to bring apples in good condition to press, a potluck item follows two dudes as they try to scale up some seriously difficult boulwith a family story/tradition behind it, as well as harvest goods to ders. $10/$8 advance at UM’s Outdoor Program and The Trail Head. swap. Call 728-9269. Call 243-5172 and visit reelrocktour.com. Or give a water wise organization your utmost appreciation on Now, how about letting me try some of that sausage, eh? Sat., Oct. 2, during the Best River Fest, a birthday party for the Clark calendar@missoulanews.com Fork Coalition that features music from The Mission Mountain Wood

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Ain’t no party like an uphill biking party, am I right? Perhaps, dear reader, perhaps. You’ll just have to find out on Sun., Oct. 3, when Missoulians on Bicycles (MOBI) hosts the 34th annual Western Montana Hill Climb Championships, a bike race up Pattee Canyon Drive where you pedal it up for four miles, rising up 840 feet in elevation, starting at the corner of Takima and Pattee Canyon drives sometime after 9 AM. It’s a race suited for both casual bikers and serious racers, of all ages and abilities, and includes race categories for experts as well as those using recumbent bikes and even tricycles. Once suited up in slick biking shorts, cyclists head off in one-minute intervals, racing against the clock. Best of all, this race is super cheap. It costs $3, or $1 if you’re a MOBI member. Sign ups run from 5–6 PM on Sat., Oct. 2, at Big Sky Bikes, 1100 South Ave. W., or from 7:30–9 AM at the same place on Sunday. Also, just so you know, slower riders are encouraged to register on Saturday. Find more details at missoulabike.org. Of course, that’s just on Sunday, which means we’ve got more ground to cover before your spokes start spinning. On Thu., Sept. 30, be one with the wet stuff by signing up for the UM Outdoor Program’s Whitewater Rescue 3 Technician Course, which meets Oct. 2–3, from 9 AM–5 PM, and is geared toward private boaters and river guides. It covers a range of watery topics including reading water and quick rescue techniques, and meets at the Blackfoot River and Alberton Gorge. Visit life.umt.edu/CREC and call 243-5172 to RSVP. Once Sat., Oct. 2, rolls around, do your part to help elk avoid something barbarous when you join others to remove barbed wire from wildlife habitat, starting with a carpool/caravan meet-up at the east side of Eastgate parking lot, on E. Broadway Street, at 8 AM. Free, with lunch and a T-shirt for participants. RSVP by calling Mike at 274-4425, and be sure to wear work clothes, leather gloves and safety glasses. All those with XX chromosomes, check this out: Be a diva in your soles during the Run Wild Missoula-sponsored Missoula All

Women’s 5k, a race that starts at 9:30 AM on Sat., Oct. 2, at the campus of Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road. $30 on Oct. 2/$25 up until Oct. 1. Registration is available on race day from 8–9 AM at the starting line, or prior to race day at Runner’s Edge and runwildmissoula.org. Oh, and wearing a diva costume is encouraged, but I wouldn’t wear heels. Also, an array of other activities are planned to go down that day too, like a fashion show and family walk, so check the website for details. Later on Sat., Oct. 2, press some cider, swap some harvested goods (venison sausage anyone?), play a game, and enjoy a potluck feast during the annual Moon-Randolph Homestead Fall Gathering, which begins at 2 PM at the homestead, 1515 Spurlock

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Hawes-Davis delivers definitive doc on bison with Facing the Storm by Dave Loos

Ask most documentary filmmakers about their greatHawes-Davis, who co-founded High Plains Films and Park. Nonetheless, Hawes-Davis presents a convincing est challenge in making films, and if they don’t say started the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, connects the case that bison should be allowed to follow their natural “money” by the second sentence, it’s a good bet that Mr. near extinction of the bison to the U.S. government’s migration paths. or Ms. Independent Filmmaker is also independently American Indian policy at the time, arguing in essence that In fact, much of the film’s most gripping footage was wealthy. For every other documentarian, the quest for American Indians succumbed to the reservation system due shot nearly 10 years ago in and around Yellowstone, after funding can feel endless. And sometimes, between the to the disappearance of the animal that sustained them. High Plains Films was hired to shoot a piece on the grant-writing and phone calls, money comes from the There are wonderful moments of dark humor regard- Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) for a series on endangered most unexpected of places. ing early efforts to save an animal on the verge of extinc- species. A decade later, that footage—along with some Award-winning Montana filmmaker Doug Hawes- tion. Dan Flores, a University of Montana history profes- gripping BFC amateur video—documents the still-ongoDavis had been toying with the idea of making the defini- sor, notes the attitude in the late 19th century: “When you ing battles between the livestock industry, hunters and tive bison documentary for more than a decade, but did- think there’s only a handful of them left, you bag them and bison advocates. n’t really get serious about the effort until five years ago. haul them off to a taxidermist to have them stuffed and Facing the Storm (so-named because bison herds That’s when a woman from Florida called him and said he put them in a diorama.” often walk into bad weather so as to more quickly escape really should make a film about the plight of the buffalo. Future president Teddy Roosevelt held the same atti- it) is both a historical documentary and a wildlife film. “She had seen the news footage of the capture and tude when he eagerly traveled to the Dakotas in order to “It’s not easily characterized,” say Hawes-Davis. “We slaughter stuff on television,” says Hawes-Davis. “I kind of hunt the last herds. The American Bison Association may wound up struggling with the things you might expect— said, ‘Yeah, it’s a great idea. Do you have $50,000 to help have eventually “saved” the bison in the early 20th century everything from archival footage to filming the wildlife, us get started?’” The question may have been rhetorical, but it turns out the woman had a foundation, and she ended up writing the check for the original funding. It would be the first of several major funding sources for Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, which premiers this weekend in Kansas, followed by a one-night screening in Missoula Oct. 6. The treatment and management of bison is one of the epic fails in the history of the United States. And while it’s a subject that’s been documented many times before, Facing the Storm may be the most comprehensively concise examination of how and why we managed to nearly eradicate 30 million animals from the Great Plains in less than 50 years, and what’s being done today to ensure the survival of the wild herds. It’s a crisp 78-minute film with little wasted space. That storyline gives the documentary a two-part feel, but the transition between the two is a seamless one. Many Montanans may think they know the backstory, but Hawes-Davis manages to instill a familiar tale with freshness, thanks to some fantastic archival footage and a historical narrative that touches upon all the major points, often in creative fashion. That timeline, of course, dates back as far as 800,000 years, when some believe the first ancient Facing the Storm, by award-winning filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis, is both a historical documentary and a wildlife film about the plight of bison. The film, which screens in Missoula this week, delves bison arrived in North America. The decline begins into core questions about the wild herds’ place in the West. with the arrival of horses into American Indian culture, gets worse with the arrival of white traders, and is but, Flores, says, “We didn’t save them as wild animals.” which is always a challenge.” made permanent by the construction of the railroad The film hints at further challenges on the horizon, And that’s the central and most intriguing question of across the Great Plains. By the late 1870s, Americans prac- the film’s second half. “The question is whether we’re including efforts to create large new national parks on the tice their own version of modern-day helicopter hunting going to allow wildlife to be wild,” wildlife advocate John Great Plains where bison could once again migrate as they by shooting bison from moving trains. did for hundreds of centuries. The concept of a Buffalo Lilburn says in the film. It’s an ugly tale beautifully documented. Facing the It’s a complicated question. The film notes that, Commons National Park was heavily criticized when first Storm incorporates stunning bison footage from more numerically speaking, we have achieved a recovery in proposed more than 20 years ago, but as Hawes-Davis than 100 years ago, but even more powerful is the stop- the bison population. There are more than 400,000 in illustrates, public opinion is swaying. motion silhouette-animation created by Missoula filmmak- the United States today, but nearly all are raised for “The plains were never settled as expected,” says er and artist Andy Smetanka. Used mainly to interpret meat, and many of those are either cattle hybrids or ani- Frank Popper, one of the plan’s main proponents. American Indians’ connection with bison, the animation is mals that have been selectively bred for their more “There’s still lots of room for bison.” at once eerie and beautiful. Smetanka and Hawes-Davis docile genes. Hawes-Davis concurs. aren’t the only locals of note contributing to the film: Rita “It’s just one of many ideas,” he says, “but it’s only a The few remaining wild herds—almost all of which Pastore and Danny Dauterive of Montana Public Television live in the Yellowstone ecosystem—are, as anyone in matter of time before there is a national park … I’m optiproduced the documentary, Ken Furrow provided cine- Montana knows, the subject of immense controversy. mistic that something will happen.” matography and sound, Emmy-nominated Drury Gunn Hawes-Davis covers the conflict as fairly as one could Carr provided cinematography and editing, and Burke expect from a bison advocate, dispelling myths about Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison Jam played music for the film’s original score, partly writ- brucellosis, but including impassioned pleas from ranch- screens at the Wilma Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at ten by former Missoula musician Ivan Rosenberg. ers to keep the herds confined to Yellowstone National 7 PM. $8.

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Floater Wake Elemental

I wish I could figure out what Phil Collins—or is it Genesis?— guitar riff Floater apes on “Leave a Light On.” No matter. It’s curious, though, that while listening to Wake I think of Phil, one of the most disrespected dudes to ever sell 150 million records. If you don’t know, Floater is a big deal throughout the Pacific Northwest to its many, many fans, but to Portland’s music literati they are nothing more than a common bar band. This is not a fair assessment. Yes, the trio definitely lacks an original sound—whatever that is— other than that of so many variant 1990s rock bands. As I listened to Wake, I heard the cheezy

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I’d say the mark of a solid instrumental postrock band is that it takes you on a cinematic journey, conjuring up vivid imagery through the power of effects pedalinduced atmospherics and sharp melodic arrangements. The fourth release from this Los Angeles duo executes this formula to a T. Case in point: El Ten Eleven’s music has graced the soundtracks of two recent PBS documentaries. Openers “Ya No” and “The Sycophants Are Coming! The Sycophants Are Coming!” kick things off

MiMOSA Silver Lining Muti Music

Much like the cocktail of the same name, MiMOSA’s take on dubstep and glitch-hop is refreshing and pretty chill. The California-based producer mixes sparkling melodies and harmonies with snappy beats and sinuous bass lines on this mini-LP. It’s a concoction that’s as engaging in your headphones at home as I imagine it’d be while busting a move on the dance floor. “When Will We Learn” demonstrates MiMOSA’s ear for heart-tugging minor-key melodies and slick grooves, mixing a spliced piano sample with arpeggiated synth notes and a big, beefy bass line. Later on, “Pushing Little Daisies” kicks things into a full-on dance party, with a dubstep beat riding a seriously badass bass line that,

Neil Young Le Noise Reprise

Remember when 64year-old musicians were relegated to rehashing hits aboard Carnival cruise liners? To paraphrase B-Real, Neil Young ain’t goin’ out like that. On Le Noise, Young teams with überproducer Daniel Lanois for an aural odyssey that takes you anywhere but sun-soaked beaches. Strumming a filthily distorted guitar, molten and heavy as any in all of stoner-metal, Young sets the sonic and thematic tones with “Walk With Me” as he invites a

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ska of The Offspring on “Wondering,” the “Classic Girl” jangle of Jane’s Addiction on “White Dress,” the white boy funk-metal of Pyschefunkapus on “You Taught Me.” But I also heard an earnest vocalist who recklessly lets it rip with wonderfully throaty bellows, a band that has obviously played together for more than 15 years, and shameless vocal hooks that would make creepy old Paul McCartney grin and flutter his eyelashes. Being Phil Collins turned out pretty good for Phil Collins, maybe it will for Floater, too. (Jason McMackin) Floater plays the Top Hat Monday, Oct. 4, at 10 PM, with openers Dead Me Downs. Cover TBA. with driving bass lines, hazy guitar notes and flowing rhythms, evoking images of hitting the road and getting out of Dodge for good. “Falling,” in contrast, takes a morose route, like something that should’ve found a home in the dark romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer. “Cease and Persist” takes an altogether different approach, bringing to mind spur-of-the-moment dance parties, thanks to its tight drumming. It’s this range in mood that’s one of the album’s biggest strengths. The layers of looped guitar and bass throughout It’s Still Like a Secret help this twosome sound like a fivepiece. That means El Ten Eleven not only makes for a big sound, but also music tailor made for the big screen. (Ira Sather-Olson) El Ten Eleven plays the Top Hat Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 9 PM, with Baths and Modality. $6/$5 advance at Ear Candy and online at brownpapertickets.com. because of rapid changes in pitch, sounds like a robot going nuts. Things turn slightly lackluster on the title track and “No More Messing About,” which feature synth leads that come across as a little too corny for my tastes. Thankfully, though, both songs are saved by grimy bass tones that make them palatable. A delicate balance between grittiness and prettiness lies at the heart of Silver Lining, and helps make MiMOSA go down easy. (Ira Sather-Olson) MiMOSA plays the Top Hat Tuesday, October 5, at 10 PM with MartyParty, DurTy HarRy and Enzymes. $15/$13 advance at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s. lover and his audience to follow him, singing, “I’m on this journey/I don’t want to go alone.” Classic Young subject matter appears from then on: love and loss, drugs and their aftermath, humans affecting the earth, war. It’s the guitar that makes this album a significant stop in the troubadour’s storied career. There are no overdubs, but among all the reverb and effects loops it’s as if multitudes are playing. For some, the effects may overpower the songs, but for the most part they create a remarkable force juxtaposed against Young’s high, lonesome vocals. However, the acoustic “Love and War” is the album’s apex, sounding a quiet release from the histrionics of overdriven guitars and exhibiting the man’s most passionate singing. In other words, come for Le Noise, stay for le silence. (Jason McMackin)

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Magic kingdom Sarich places the divine with the undignified by Steve Miller

Thirty-two skulls hang on the Another piece encapsulating north wall of the Missoula Art the ethos of Hush & Babel is “Got Museum’s Faith Pinkton and Peeps,” one of six works that incorJosephine Aresty Gallery. Some porates a Plexiglas case. With resemble masks of ancient pagan ritu“Peeps,” Sarich intertwines the sacrosanct als—hollow eye sockets, charred facial feawith the commercial aspects of the Easter holitures, unsettling countenances. One is fitted day: a yellow crucifix with the pierced hands of with a decaying crown, another with a proJesus on either end, complete with plastic Easter truding fish and yet another eggs hanging on hooks from either one with a swastika seemingly arm; an image of the Virgin, along branded onto the forehead. with a basket filled with a rabbit Several more sport Mickey skin, at its base; an encasement of Mouse ears. peeps in the middle; and, to top it This collection of broodoff, a pink Dia de los Muertos skull. ing ceramic casts—appropriSimilar works have Mickey-esque ately titled “Skull Wall”—is just heads replete with penciled stubone of the pieces in artist ble and eyes suggesting the famous Michael Sarich’s exhibit, titled mouse is either hung over or under Hush & Babel. Sarich, an art the influence of some narcotic. professor at the University of Despite this seemingly morbid Nevada–Reno, employs a variinterplay of the holy and the everyety of mediums, including day, Sarich says his artwork is acrylic on canvas, Plexiglas more light-hearted than it may and fish bobbers, to convey appear at face value, and that he an overarching theme of conviews it as “pop-driven” rather sumerism and consumption. than provocative. Sarich evokes the motif “I don’t look at that imagery through numerous allusions as shocking,” he says. “I don’t to pop culture figures such as do shocking.” Mickey Mouse, the Virgin of “Skull Wall,” by example, Guadalupe, skulls associated isn’t an attempt to appall or with Dia de los Muertos and disgust viewers, but is rather smiling devils. a series of designs from “They’ve lost their charSarich’s sketchbook. acter almost,” Sarich says of But the artist—who the cultural artifacts. “They just become describes his style as the prodsymbols of consumerism.” uct of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Gilbert and The exhibit’s name also reflects a George teaming up against Andy Warhol and it sense of distorted connotation amid excesending in a draw—does say Hush & Babel is sive commercialization and over-saturamore social in its context than his previous, tion. Originally titled Whispers and more personal, work. Now, at 54 and with Screams, Hush & Babel refers to the Old Parkinson’s, Sarich has to keep his efforts more Testament tower whose construction was centered because of his limited amount of thwarted by God, and is Sarich’s way of energy. addressing this modern-day “confusion of “It’s more directed and more focused,” tongues,” as he puts it, of how pop culture he says. images can become sacred. Sarich visits Missoula this week to give “I think [the pop features] almost take an artist’s gallery talk as a part of MAM’s First on religious iconography,” he says. Friday festivities. Sarich says he plans to speak after the audience sees his work so What sets Sarich’s work apart from mere they can trust their own instincts as viewers. pop culture referencing, however, is his juxAdditionally, he says he doesn’t want the taposition of these iconic symbols with audience to read the artist statement because more mundane images. “Camouflage” he wants them to rely on their own personal depicts the easily recognizable smiley face interpretations. symbol with four propeller-like tendrils extending outward. Michael Sarich’s “Consumption” is “You have to come out The face and its appendages part of his current exhibit at the with questions so the work Missoula Art Museum. “I don’t look at are covered in typical green that imagery as shocking,” Sarich says. has a dialogue,” he says. “I like and brown camouflage paint, “I don’t do shocking.” them to come to their own as well as little chinks that may conclusions.” suggest this popular staple of happiness has seen one MAM hosts an artist reception for Hush & too many skirmishes. In the background, set in a darker Babel Friday, Oct. 1, at 5 PM, with a gallery talk shade of army green, are a pair 1928-era Mickeys (one with Michael Sarich at 6 PM. Free. holding a grenade) in addition to a number of crudely drawn tanks, bombs and a church. arts@missoulanews.com

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fully-fledged character, but Garfield conveys the naïveté of a smart young guy who doesn’t imagine that this little website could turn into something that would inspire one friend to stab another in the back. The fulcrum, though, is Zuckerberg himself, and he makes for an amazing antagonist/protagonist. Eisenberg has usually played the kind of diffident roles that have made him interchangeable with Michael Cera, but here there’s a ferocity to his performance that emphasizes Zuckerberg’s frustration at not being able to be part of the social world that seems to come so easily to everyone else. Sorkin gives sizzling lines of dialogue to plenty of the cast members, but Eisenberg gets some of the best, and he sells every one of them. “Creation myths need a devil,” says one young attorney (Rashida Jones) to Zuckerberg near the end of The Social Network, and she’s on to something with that comparison—at least in a sense that John Milton would agree with. Paradise Lost’s Satan said it was “better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven,” and that’s essentially the reality that Zuckerberg, perhaps motivated by similar envy and spite, ends up living. Fincher directs a great early scene in which Zuckerberg’s drunken late-night creation of the prototype “Facemash” is juxtaposed with the debauchery taking place at Harvard’s Final Clubs, the center of social life for the leaders of tomorrow. Zuckerberg’s conclusion, as interpreted by The Social Network, is that it’s better to reign online than to serve in a world with which he can’t relate, even if that means his own personal “Rosebud”—the girl he didn’t understand how to connect with—becomes nothing more than a face on his computer screen, perpetually refreshed but never real. The Social Network opens Friday, Oct. 1, at the Carmike 10. arts@missoulanews.com

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Scope OPENING THIS WEEK CASE 39 Renee Zellweger plays a social worker out to rescue a 10-year-old girl from abusive parents. It’s all peachy until the little rugrat turns out to be harboring some (literal) demons. Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane also star. Village 6: 7:10, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 9:55, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:40 and 4:25. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Thu. at 1:10, 4, 7:15 and 9:45, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight.

LET ME IN This remake of a Swedish film with a similar name involves a bullied young boy befriending a young vampire girl. While the previews make it look like just another horror flick, early reviews claim it’s actually a touching and artistic thriller. Carmike 10: 4:40, 7:20 and 10, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:55. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Thu. at 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:45, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight.

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EASY A Emma Stone (the cute chick from Zombieland) gets the star treatment as a 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, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:35 with an

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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, 4:45, 6, 7:05, 8:30 and 9:25 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 2, 3:30, 4:25, 6, 7:05, 8:30 and 9:25. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4:15, 7 and 9 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45.

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. Village 6: 7:25, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:10 and 4:15. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Thu. at 6:50 and 9:20, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight.

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, and Fri.–Thu. at 1, 3, 4, 6:10, 7 and 9:05, with additional Fri.–Sat. shows at 10 and midnight. 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.

RESTREPO A chilling documentary summed up in one sentence by the filmmakers: “A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.” Wilma Theatre: nightly at 7 and 9, with 9 only shows Fri. and Wed., and Sun. matinees at 1 and 3.

SECRETARIAT Another remarkable sports saga brought to screen, only this one involves a horse. Diane Lane and John Malkovich star in Disney’s “based on real events” tale of the improbable 1973 Triple Crown winner. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Special sneak preview at 6:45 on Sat. only.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”) and celebrated director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) team up/friend each other to tell the controversial story of Facebook’s beginnings. Your privacy settings will not change if you go to see the film. Carmike 10: 4:15, 7 and 9:45, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Thu. at 1:05, 4:05, 7 and 9:40, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4, 6:50 and 9:20, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30.

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 9:20, with a 7 only show on Fri., and a Sun. matinee at 3:20.

NOW PLAYING ALPHA & OMEGA 3D Two bickering wolves are captured by park rangers and put in a hunting preserve, where they promptly figure out how to get along. If only the wolf relisting in Montana were this easy. Carmike 10: 4:30, 7:20 and 9:20 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 12:20, 2:40 and 4:45 and Mon.Thu. at 1:05 and 3:25.

THE AMERICAN George Clooney is an assassin who claims his next kill will be his last. You won’t believe this, but Clooney’s exit strategy doesn’t go exactly as he had planned. Showboat Cinema in Polson: 4:15, 7 and 9.

DESPICABLE ME Funny guys Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett and Ken Jeong (he’s the naked dude from the trunk in The Hangover) lend their voices to this animated 3-D comedy about an evildoer’s plan to steal the moon. Village 6 in 2-D: 7, with a Fri.–Sun. show at 9:30, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:30 and 4:10. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Thu. at 1:20 and 3:45, with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight.

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

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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE The second installment of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling 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 no show Fri., and a Sun. matinee at 1.

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. Village 6: 7, with Fri.–Sun. shows at 10, and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun. at 6:10 and 9:15 and Mon.–Thu. at 6:10 and 9:10.

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-

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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE The fourth installment of this video game-based 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.

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 12:50, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:30 with an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:30.

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: 9:50 only Fri.–Sun.

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 1:15, 4:10, 6:55 and 9:30, with no 6:55 show on Sat. and an additional Fri.–Sat. show at midnight, and Mon.–Thu. at 1:15, 4:10, 6:55 and 9:25. Mountain Cinema in Whitefish: 4:15, 7 and 9, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. Capsule reviews by Skylar Browning and Ira Sather-Olson. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Oct. 1. 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; P h a r a o h p l e x i n H a m i l t o n – 9 61- F I L M ; Stadium 14 in Kalispell–752-7804. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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When you like a woman, sure, be a gentleman, just not a Victorian gentleman—avoiding all sexual contact until marriage and always walking closest to the curb so nobody’s chamber pot of excrement splashes on her petticoat. Where you go wrong is in dividing the world into two kinds of women: the hussies you make moves on and the nice girls you leave puzzled, angry, and sexually frustrated. You probably fear rejection by girls you care about but excuse your mousy approach by calling yourself a gentleman instead of a wimp. Not making moves doesn’t make nice girls want you more; it makes them go from wanting you to wanting to throttle you—until they finally give up and maroon you in the pink zone of their address book (for girlfriends and guys who might as well be). You should instead divide women into “I could do her” and “Only with a gun to my head and a feedbag over hers.” You can’t know whether a woman’s a keeper on the first date, but at least try to kiss her to stake your claim for being more than friends. Even if she has some rule against first-date kissing, she’ll get the message that you are attracted to her, you aren’t gay, and your interest goes beyond finding out whether she gets along with her sisters and what she thinks should be done to bring peace to the Middle East. You don’t just go in cold for a kiss. Get some drinks in a girl, then casually touch her arm a few times. Researchers found that a light touch led people to leave bigger tips, made them more likely to sign a petition and to give a stranger on the street a dime. In studies in France by Dr. Nicolas Gueguen, men at a bar were more interested in women who touched their arm shortly after meeting them, and women touched by a man were more likely to dance with the man and, in another study, to give him their phone number. (Gueguen warns that his results might have varied in

North America since the French are more “tactile” people—researcher shorthand for “when two plumbers meet on the street in France they give each other sweet little pecks on each cheek.”) These light arm touches are actually a valuable investigative tool. If, upon being touched, your date doesn’t back up while extending a can of pepper spray, consider it a signal to treat her not just like a lady, but a lady you’re interested in, and go in for some lip. Maybe it’ll lead to love, maybe just a couple more dates. But, at least there’s the possibility of something beyond the friendzone—for a guy who understands the difference between getting sparks flying and writing a woman a purchase order for some lighter fluid and a box of matches.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nine-year-old Fatima Santos told the San Francisco Chronicle her opinions about the movie Toy Story: “If I had to make a movie like this, I would make it funnier. I would make Mr. Potato Head look funnier that he already does. I would put his hair on his legs, his shoes on his head, and his arms on his face. His eyeballs would be on the place where his arms are.” In the coming week, Aries, I advise you to engage in Fatima’s enlightened style of cockeyed thinking. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have the power and the mandate to improve pretty much every scenario you’re in by making it less predictable, more rambunctious, and just plain funnier. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): During one phase of my life, I walked a mile five days a week to get to a bus stop. On the last stretch of the journey, I had to pass a shabby house next to a vacant lot. On the porch was a German shepherd, always unchained and in a state of irritation. After some close calls, when his agitated barking propelled him perilously close to me, I arrived upon a technique that settled him down: I sang nursery rhymes and lullabies. “Three Blind Mice” was his favorite, but there were others that also calmed him sufficiently to allow me safe passage. Something comparable may work for you, Taurus, as you navigate past the crabby wretches and twitchy pests and pathetic demons in the coming days. My advice is to shift the energy with a charming bit of innocuous play. Avoid confrontations. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, it’s impossible for any of us to have more than 150 friends. The human brain literally can’t process the intimate information required to sustain more than that. But if there were super-freaks who could crack that limit, it would be members of the Gemini tribe, especially during the coming weeks. You now have an uncanny ability to cultivate bubbly connections, be extra close to your buddies, and drum up new alliances.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let’s say I was the director of a grade school play that included outdoor scenes, and you were a student trying out for a part. My inclination would be to offer you the role of the big oak tree, which would be on stage for much of the show but have no spoken lines to deliver. Would you accept my invitation with enthusiasm, and play the part with panache? I realize that on the surface, it may not seem like your performance would be of central importance. But as director I’d hope to be able to draw out of you a vibrant commitment to being steady and rooted. I’d rely on you to provide the strong, reassuring background that would encourage the actors in the foreground to express themselves freely.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth,” wrote philosopher Eric Hoffer, “while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Wouldn’t you prefer to put the emphasis on learning rather than on being learned, Leo? This is a good time to get the hang of that; cosmic rhythms will work in your favor if you do. My advice: Take action to intensify your commitment to education. Seek out new teachings. Think hard about the lessons you want to study in the coming years.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I was tardy in planting my garden this year—more than two months late. My batch of seedlings didn’t find their way into my patch of dirt until July 2. I humbly apologized to them for my procrastination, then made amends with a tireless campaign to provide them with extraordinary care—organic fertilizer, regular watering, impeccable weeding, steady songs of encouragement. And by September the zucchini were booming, the pumpkins were thriving, the watermelons were unstoppable, and the cucumbers were riffing with abandon. Take inspiration from my example, Virgo. Your plans may have gotten delayed, but don’t let that demoralize you. There’s still time to launch the project or crusade you’ve been dreaming about.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Everything is dreamed first,” wrote French poet Gilbert Trolliet. French philosopher Gaston Bachelard agreed, adding, “Creative reverie animates the nerves of the future.” Your task in the coming weeks, Libra, is to act on those clues: Conjure up pictures in your mind that foreshadow the life you want to be living next year. Proceed on the assumption that you now have extraordinary power to generate self-fulfilling prophecies.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I have good intuition about fate’s general trends, but I don’t think of myself as psychic when it comes to foreseeing specific events. I’ve never been able to predict winning lottery numbers, for example. But lately I’m wondering if that’s changing. I seem to be developing a knack for prognosticating certain sports events. For example, on three occasions I have hallucinated a golden cup floating in mid-air a short time before Albert Pujols, a Capricorn who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, hits a homerun. So I wonder what it means that right now, as I’m studying your astrological omens and meditating on your future, I’m flashing on an image of three golden cups filled with champagne. It’s 2:15 in the morning, and the Cardinals aren’t playing.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are ever so close to coming all the way home. For months you have been edging toward this welcoming source, and now you’re almost there. I’m not sure about the specific details. Maybe it means you’ll soon be in the place where your potentials will finally ripen. Perhaps you’re ready to make peace with your past or accept your family members exactly as they are. It’s possible you’ve found your ideal tribe or community, and are ready to integrate your uniqueness with its special blend of energies. Who knows? Maybe you’re ready to give yourself completely to the life-changing mission that has been calling and calling and calling you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When I urge you to salvage and re-use old stuff, I’m not really suggesting that you find a purpose for the elastic from worn-out underwear or empty prescription bottles. That would be fine, but I’m thinking primarily of less literal, more poetic reclamation projects. Like dusting off faded dreams and refitting them with futuristic replacement parts. Or planting an October garden of earthly delights in the compost of July’s and August’s discarded pleasures. Or retooling a relationship that has lost its way, transforming it into a vibrant connection with a new reason for being.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You know me: I hate to sound sensationalistic. But in honor of this dramatic moment in your story, I’ll risk it. So be alert! Heads up! Get real! A pivotal moment is upon you! What you do in the coming days will ultimately determine how you will interpret the entire past year, shaping the contours of your history for better or worse! I advise maximum integrity! I suggest thorough preparation! I urge timely action! Decisions should come from the roots, not the surface! Climaxes should be mediated by the heart and head together, not just one or the other!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Paws Up resort in Montana offers “glamping,” or glamorous camping. For the right price, you can sleep in a feather bed with fine linens, comfortably ensconced inside a roomy, heated tent that has artwork on the walls. And all the while you’re surrounded by the great outdoors. I’m not specifically suggesting that you go to Paws Up, but I do recommend that you seek an experience that gives you an invigorating dose of raw elegance and untamed sweetness—some situation that allows you to satisfy your animal longing for wildness while at the same time indulging your human yearning for blissful repose.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, until 11 a.m., on October 12, 2010 and will then be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room for the provision of the following equipment: City of Missoula Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Bidders shall provide sealed bids as prescribed in the bid specifications addressed to the City Clerk, City of Missoula, enclosed in sealed envelopes plainly marked on the outside “Self Contained Breathing Apparatus”. The envelopes shall also be marked with the Bidder’s Name, Address, and Social Security Number. Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft 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 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 (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contact, and protection of the City of Missoula against liability. Pursuant to Section 18-1-102 Montana Code Annotated, the City is required to provide purchasing preferences to resident Montana vendors for products made in Montana. No bid will be considered which includes federal excise tax, since the City is exempt therefrom and will furnish to the successful bidder certificates of exemption. All questions regarding the project should be directed to Assistant Chief Jason Diehl at the Missoula Fire Department, 625 E. Pine, Missoula, Montana 59802. Bidding documents and specifications may be secured from the City of Missoula Fire Department. A set of said bidding documents and specifications will be furnished the vendor’s making application therefore from the Missoula Fire Department, 625 E. Pine, Missoula, Montana 59802. The successful vendor is required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. The City of Missoula reserves the right to reject any and all bids 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 City’s requirements. The City reserves the right to waive any technicality in the bidding that is not of a substantial nature. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to the bid opening at 11 a.m. on October 12, 2010. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe 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) 721-4043. 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 CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that separate sealed bids for the construction of: Missoula Redevelopment Agency - Catlin and Wyoming Street Landscaping Project will be received by The Office of the City Clerk, City of Missoula City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802-4297 until 2:00 p.m., local time, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at the: Missoula Redevelopment Agency’s Conference Room, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, Montana. Bidders shall submit sealed bids as prescribed in the Project Manual addressed to: Missoula Redevelopment Agency, C/O City Clerk, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, enclosed in sealed envelopes plainly marked on the outside "Proposal for Missoula Redevelopment Agency – Catlin and Wyoming Street Landscaping.” The envelopes shall also be marked with the Bidder’s Name, Address and Montana Contractor's Registration Number. This project consists of installing approximately 20,000 square feet of grass seeding within the boulevard , installation of street trees and shrubs along Catlin Street, Wyoming Street and 2nd Street. A complete set of the Project Manual, Drawings and Specifications may be furnished or reviewed at the office of the Owner Missoula Redevelopment Agency, 140 West Pine St, Missoula, Montana (406-552-6160), In addition, the Project Manual, Drawings and Specifications may also be examined at the Missoula Plans Exchange, 201 N. Russell, Missoula, Montana. Questions regarding the Project Manual, Drawings and Specifications shall be directed to the Engineer Professional Consultants, Inc located at 3115 Russell Street, Missoula, Montana (406-728.1880). 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 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the Department of Labor and Industry by calling 1-406444-7734. Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. 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 race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, 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. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency prior to bid opening at 2:00 p.m. on October 12, 2010. PUBLICATION NOTICE DATES: September 30, 2010 October 7, 2010 Independent 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 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 maximum 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 MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. The Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing on this item on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 1:30p.m. in Room 201 of the County Courthouse annex located at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, Montana. Amendments to the Missoula County Subdivision Regulations. The Missoula County Rural Initiatives Office has proposed amendments to the Missoula County Subdivision Regulations to primarily address changes to the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act stemming from the 2009 Legislature. Examples of changes the Legislature required Montana counties to address include, but are not limited to, the following: • Commission decisions on subdivision reviews are required in writing within 30 days of the decision • Wildlife and wildlife habitat are separated as review criteria • Limits on Special Improvement Districts/Rural Special Improvement Districts • New subdivision review timelines based on number of lots • Requirements for installation of infrastructure related to public health and safety prior to final plat approval In addition, other wording changes have been incorporated to better reflect the statutes and clean up language. The proposed amendments to the Missoula County Subdivision Regulations are available for public and agency comment. The amendments can be viewed at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us./rural. They are also available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants (City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula), Missoula County Rural Initiatives (office location: 317 Woody Street, Missoula), Missoula County Clerk and Recorders Office (Missoula County Courthouse Annex, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula) and the Missoula County Commissioners Office (Missoula County Courthouse Annex, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula). Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. Comments may be directed to Missoula County Rural Initiatives at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT, 59802 or via email to ri@co.missoula.mt.us. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT SHERIFF’S SALE Bitterroot Valley Bank d/b/a Clark Fork Valley Bank, Claimant, Against Clinton R. Caldwell, Blair A. Guest, and Brett J. Tischler, and Wes Dana, Owners. To Be Sold at Sheriff’s Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks On the 7th day of October A.D., 2010, at Ten (10:00) o’clock A.M., at 8275 Fayes Route, Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain personal property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, to-wit: 19?? Unknown make, Mobile Home, 8’x48’, VIN unknown 1959 Marshfield Mobile Home, 10’x56’, VIN TH970 Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. No warranty is made as to the condition or title of the personal property. Dated this 30th day of September A.D., 2010. /s/ MICHAEL R. McMEEKIN Sheriff of Missoula County, Montana By /ss/ John R. Hinckley, III, Deputy 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) 452-7636. 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 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 Probate Case No. DP 10-138 NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the Matter of the Estate of, Janice Kelley Hall, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to the Personal Representative, Alan J. Hall, 224 E. Crestline Dr., Missoula, Montana 59803 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 21st day of September, 2010. /s/ Alan J Hall, Personal Representative. 224 E. Crestline Dr. Missoula, MT 59803 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 2 Cause No. DP-10-142 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of CECIL EUGENE McCALLA, 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 Patrick McCalla, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at P. Mars Scott Law Offices, PO Box 5988, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 23rd day of September, 2010. /s/ Thomas C. Orr, P. Mars Scott Law Office 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. 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 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 TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 23, 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: Tax ID Number: 0250700 Land situated in the County of Flathead in the State of MT Lot 9 of Block 10 of Columbia Falls Townsite, according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana. Commonly known as: 228 2nd Ave W, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Robert C Milne and Char Milne, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Source, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated May 15, 2007 and Recorded June 15, 2007 under Document No 200716608350. The beneficial interest is currently held by OneWest 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 $944.16, beginning February 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 July 6, 2010 is $$126,306.08 principal, interest at the rate of 6.00% now totaling $11,471.35, late charges in the amount of $579.45, escrow advances of $2,457.34, suspense balance of $-493.62 and other fees and expenses advanced of $36.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $20.76 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express

or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an asis, 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 16, 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 16, 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: 12/14/2014 Indymac V. Milne 41969.396 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

COPPERSTONE STOR-ALL will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 274, 335, 280, k139, k140, 107, and OS13. Units can contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, vehicles & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 9:00 AM by appt only by calling (406) 728-7867. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 8700 Roller Coaster Rd, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, 4:00 P.M. Buyer's 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 final.

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 above-named 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 Fortyseven 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 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 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 USAForeclosure.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 instrument,

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 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 Twenty-nine (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 USAForeclosure.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 PassThrough 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 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 USAForeclosure.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 inter-

est, 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 USAForeclosure.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 onequarter 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 USAForeclosure.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

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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 USAForeclosure.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.northwest-

trustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.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 02/15/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200803721, Bk 813, pg 816, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Camson N. Adenuga, 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: Unit E-4 of Grandvue Village, according to the Declaration under the Unit Ownership Act recorded as Document No. 443148 on March 27, 1979, located on Lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Block 2, Hillside Homes No. 1, according to the official plat thereof as filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Missoula County, Montana. Together with an undivided 1/20 interest in the common elements appertaining to the above described unit and the limited common elements appurtenant thereto as set forth in the Declaration. 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 12/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 09, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $145,845.84. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $139,268.44, 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 17, 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, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.72609) 1002.152802-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 03/28/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200606930, Bk. 771, Pg. 179, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Tana Mullendore, a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Stewart Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Stewart Title Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 2 in Block 18 of High Park No. 1, 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 11, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $248,940.15. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $241,275.44, 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 21, 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# 7023.77314) 1002.167401-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 05/05/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200810236, B: 818, P: 612, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Bruce H. Speer and Julia Jill Speer, Trustees of the Speer Family Revocable Trust, dated January 6, 2005 for the benefit of Bruce H. Speer and Julia Jill Speer was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for City Bank Mortgage was Beneficiary and First American Title of Montana, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title of Montana, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 50 of 44 Ranch, Phases 1 and 2, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 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 August 11, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $327,490.51. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $311,902.26, 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 21, 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, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.77227) 1002.167411-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/08/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200714465, Bk. 798, Pg. 1551, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michael A. Naseem was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Mortgage LLC was Beneficiary and Title Services, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Services, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 2 of Sweet Grass Addition at Maloney Ranch Phase 1, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana,


PUBLIC NOTICES according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 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 11, 2010, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $332,091.85. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $323,445.92, 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 21, 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, whereis basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.77267) 1002.167417-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, A PLATTED 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. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0108987 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 INSUR-

ANCE 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. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0110368 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 ONEQUARTER 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, ATTORNEY AT 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 ONE-QUARTER 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 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 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 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 18, 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which Magruder, Troy A as Grantors, conveyed said real property to ReconTrust Company, N.A. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated and recorded 06/14/2005, in document No. 200514382 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 754 at Page Number 687 In the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL I: TRACT 5-B-1D OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2595 LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 11 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR ACCESS AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2595. Property Address: 14010 SAPPHIRE DR, Lolo, MT 598479637. 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 $128,422.50 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.75% 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 01, 2010 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082. T.S. NO 10-0110367 FEI NO 1006.110534 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 asis, 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 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 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;

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 asis, 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 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 prop-

erty 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 prin-

cipal 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 Pg-425. 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 asis, 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 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 fol-

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lowing 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 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 586021097 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 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 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 asis, 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 rightof-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 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: A Tract of Land located in the NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 35, Township 9 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Ravalli County, Montana, and being more particularly described as Tract 1, Certificate of Survey No. 5060-SO. TOGETHER WITH a drainfield and replacement for Tract 1 as set forth on Certificate of Survey NO. 5060-SO Wendie Mae Wortman Bauer and Bryce Jordan Parker, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to New Century Mortgage Corporation, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated February 18, 2005 and recorded February 28, 2005 at 2:53 o’clock P.M., under Document No. 549795. The beneficial interest is currently held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-NC2. 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 $1,351.99, beginning January 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 29, 2010 is $125,910.46 principal, interest at the rate of 10.70% now totaling $22,721.82, late charges in the amount of $489.66, escrow advances of $4,598.96, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,650.52, plus accruing interest at the rate of $27.17 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 14, 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 14, 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 Chase/wortman

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r 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 31 of Green Tree Meadows, according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Flathead County, Montana. Dagon G. Browning and Karen F. Browning, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Citizens Title & Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated September 3, 2003 and Recorded September 3, 2003 under Document No. 200334613090. 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 $667.97, 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 01, 2010 is $77,150.19 principal, interest at the rate of 5.5000% now totaling $1,768.05, late charges in the amount of $133.55, suspense balance of $124.18- and other fees and expenses advanced of $125.89, plus accruing interest at the rate of $11.63 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 15, 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 15, 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. Browning/ Dagon & Karen NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 23, 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: Lots 21 and 22 in Block 24 of Original Townsite of Hamilton situated in Ravalli County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Deven D. Robinson and Lindy R. Robinson -Wemple, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated February 15, 2007 and Recorded February 21, 2007 under Document No. 584732. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Loan Trust 2007AR1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-AR1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007. Charles J. Peterson, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee record-

ed 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 $1,496.52, beginning January 1, 2009, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of July 3, 2010 is $188,921.33 principal, interest at the rate of 7.375% now totaling $20,216.61, late charges in the amount of $916.02, escrow advances of $5,716.09, suspense balance of $-748.26 and other fees and expenses advanced of $251.35, plus accruing interest at the rate of $38.23 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 16, 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 16, 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 Indymac V. Robinson 41969.394 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 23, 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: A tract of land located in and being described as the South 1/2, Government Lot 4, Section 7, Township 6 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Ravalli County, Montana, and all according to Certificate of Survey No 1341. Together with a non-exclusive easement for roadway and utility purposes 60 feet in width running in a northerly direction from the existing roadway across the NE1/4SW1/4 Section 18, Township 6 North, Range 19 West, and also running in a northerly direction through the E1/2NW1/4 Section 18, Township 6 North, Range 19 West; and also running in a northerly and westerly direction across the E1/2SW1/4 Section 7, Township 6 North, Range 19 West to the northern boundary of land described in Certificate of Survey No. 1341. The latter portion which is further defined in Roadway Easement recorded as Document No. 491593 TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER, WATER RIGHTS, DITCHES, DAMS, FLUMES AND EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID LANDS OR USUALLY HAD AND ENJOYED WITH THE SAME. SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, EXCEPTIONS OR EASEMENT AND RIGHTS OF WAY OF RECORD OR APPARENT ON THE PREMISES PHILIP J SLAGTER and UBON SLAGTER, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Washington Mutual Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated December 12, 2006 and Recorded December 18, 2006 at 3:58 o’clock P.M. under Document No 581873. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiBank, NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Series 2007-HE2 Trust. 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 $3,598.82, beginning January 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 07, 2010 is $409,582.70 principal, interest at the rate of 9.30% now totaling $99,132.89, late charges in the amount of $2,042.60, escrow advances of $5,434.75, and other fees and expenses advanced of $9,454.65, plus accruing interest at the rate of $104.36 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 16, 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 16, 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 02/23/2013 Wamu/Slagter expires: 41916.133 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 Ravalli County Courthouse located at 205 Bedford in Hamilton, MT 59840, the following described real property situated in RAVALLI County, Montana: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 16 AND THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 10 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA , AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 70C2, CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2229. WILL G. PETERSON AND ADRIENNE E. PETERSON, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., as Beneficiary, by DEED OF TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 AND RECORDED SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 UNDER DOCUMENT 559862. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC MORTGAGE LLC. 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 $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. 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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 asis, 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

MINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2012 Gmac V. Peterson Will & Adriene 41965.272 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 9, 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: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, STATE OF MONTANA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 225, PAGE 0475, ID# 726 405, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 11 & NORTH 10 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 1, MOSBY’S LEISURE HIGHLANDS ADDITION NO. 5.

BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM JACK L. BRISSONNEAND AND COLLEEN C. BRISSONNEAND AS SET FORTH IN DEED BOOK 225, PAGE 0475 DATED 07/08/1985 AND RECORDED 07/09/1985, MISSOULA COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF MONTANA. James A Royan, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to American Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated July 14, 2003 and recorded July 21, 2003 in Book 712 Page 357 as document number 200326261.. 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 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 $560.48, beginning July 20, 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 $36,973,61 principal, interest at the rate of 10.75% now totaling $2207.98, late and other fees and expenses advanced of $7.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $10.89 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 asis, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmen-

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PUBLIC NOTICES tal 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

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accruing costs. The Beneficiary has elected, and does hereby elect, to sell the abovedescribed 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

Kaiser just moved to Montana from a shelter in Idaho. It's all the same to him though, cold (isn't it still summer??) and lonely. He'd so much rather be sleeping at your feet than his current bed in a kennel. He misses going for relaxing walks at your side, but he mostly misses being your best friend.

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Promo's had quite a streak of bad luck. First his original owners brought him and their other dog to the shelter because they were moving, then he was adopted just to be returned for the same reason! That's a bit like getting struck by lightning, twice!

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This little lady just may be the perfect new puppy for your family. At 4 months old Delilah is as cute as they come with those signature hound ears no one can resist. She loves everyone and pretty much thinks life is about playing with toys and going for walks!

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They were out of money. They hadn’t paid the rent in months and the landlord had run out of patience. The family lost everything and Sophie lost her family. She tried to do her part by bringing mice to pay the rent, but the landlord wanted nothing to do with that.

COCO

In her desperate attempt to seek refuge from the raindrops that pelted her malnourished body, Coco found herself underneath the only source of shelter in sight—an old box on the ground next to an overflowing garbage bin. Her matted fur was dripping with dirty rainwater, and she was very vocal about her discomfort.

THE COUNT

He is the most interesting cat in the world. He has dashing good looks, but is somewhat humble and soft-spoken. Everything you have heard about him is true. Other cats aspire to be him. His charm is so contagious, vaccines were created for it. He has led mysterious expeditions that he refuses to talk about.

DOLLY

Dolly’s story is no fairy tale, but the ending could be. This beautiful little girl came from a hoarding situation where she had to fight for her food. Every day was a struggle to survive. She was found bedraggled and extremely underweight. Make Dolly’s dreams come true by taking this sweet girl home with you. Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

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bathroom remodeled. Gorgeous yard w/ small pond. $230,000 MLS #907392. Jeremy & Betsy Milyard 880-4749 www.hotmontanahomes.com 5 BD/2 BA/Full Basement. Wonderful South Hills home on a large lot with fruit trees and garden area. Includes gas fireplace, AC and UG sprinklers, meticulously maintained. $223,000 • 3 Kasota Court • MLS# 10003652 • Pat McCormick, Properties 2000 • 240-SOLD (7653) • pat@properties2000.com 2BD/ 2BA House + 2BD/1BA that rents for $800/month! 2BD/2BA is new construction, energy efficient, with radiant floor heat, on demand hot water and more! Insulated garage and storage shed on the property. $299,900 • MLS# 10005514 • 902 and 900 Longstaff • Pat McCormick, Properties 2000 • 240-SOLD (7653) • pat@properties2000.com 2 BD/ 2 BA/ Double Garage. Wonderful single level home in a quite Rattlesnake neighbor-

hood. Landscaped, 3rd bedroom wall removed to make sitting room. $249,900 • MLS# 10003714 • 3624 Creekwood • Pat McCormick, Properties 2000 • 240-SOLD (7653) • pat@properties2000.com Affordable home in East Missoula offers a nice shop, 2 bedrooms, newer metal roof, convenience to downtown and the U. Broker owned. Call 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Attractive townhome on Clark Fork River, close to trails. Newly painted interior, new flooring, end unit! 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, Garage and Basement. 1401 Cedar St. #17, Missoula. $127,100. MLS#10001861. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507 Beautiful 3br/3ba home in a beautiful setting in desirable Lincoln Woods neighborhood close to walking trails, parks, wilderness area, Rattlesnake creek. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

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Enjoy spectacular views of the valley from this 11.8 acre parcel. Lots of trees, power & phone to the corner of the parcel. Owner financing and partial trades considered.

Updated 4 bed / 3 bath home with an bright open kitchen, main floor master, large fenced yard with mature trees, in a great neighborhood! New features throughout home including: new roof, rain gutters, water heater, roman shades, back deck and French doors

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REAL ESTATE BEAUTIFUL NEWER HOME IN THE LEWIS & CLARK NEIGHBORHOOD. 4 Bdr/2.5 Bath, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, great master bedroom, high ceilings, great floor plan, double garage, beautifully landscaped. $269,500. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy5 to 74362, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED NORTHSIDE BUNGALOW. 2 Bdr/1 Bath, hardwood floors, new windows, new kitchen w/stainless appliances & tiled countertops, updated bath, great deck & private back yard, close to downtown. $182,500. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy0 to 74362 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Charming 6-plex across the street from Orange Street Food Farm, parks, and within easy biking or walking to the University and downtown. Very nice neighborhood and well maintained units. Low vacancy rate. 234 Edith, Msla. MLS#10004704. $379,900. Lara Dorman, Realtor, GRI. (406) 5315582 laradorman@aol.com Cozy cabin, 1 bath. 30 GPM well. Updated septic and drainfield, electric, phone & dsl in Alberton. $140,000 • MLS # 10001936 Jeremy & Betsy Milyard 880-4749 www.hotmontanahomes.com EXECUTIVE HOME ON 1.03 ACRES IN THE LOLO CREEK VALLEY. 4 Bdr/3 Bath, Main floor master suite, great room, family room

& rec room, formal and casual dining rooms, great mountain and valley views. $524,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy20 to 74362, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Fantastic Opportunity for income qualified first time homeowners, great 2bdr. condo along the river, attached single car garage, bonus room, pets allowed, 1401 Cedar St #12 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Farm Houses w/land in Missoula, these funky farm houses boast lots of land to spread out and do your thing or develop. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com GORGEOUS CRAFTSMAN STYLE TARGET RANGE HOME ON 0.94 ACRES. 5 Bdr/3.5 Bath, double garage, hardwood & tile floors, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, main floor master, 2 family rooms. Close to schools, shopping, and the Bitterroot River. $469,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy12 to 74362, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com GORGEOUS HANDCRAFTED HOME IN 3.3 ACRES ON PETTY CREEK. 3 Bdr/2.5 Baths, Main floor master suite, great room, gorgeous kitchen, hardwood floors, heated double garage, with guest quarters, and great views. $595,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy8 to 74362, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

GORGEOUS SETTING ON 16.5 ACRES. Beautifully updated 3 Bdr/2 Bath Potomac area home. Great floor plan, large deck and covered porch, very private and quiet setting, tons of wildlife, trees and pasture. $224,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy15 to 74362, or visit.... www.mindypalmer.com 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. 544-7507

Moving to Missoula? Research is what I do. Email me your wish list, we’ll look high and low for your new place. Celia Grohmann, Broker, Banana Belt Realty, celia@montana.com. 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 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 Price Reduced! 5 Bed/2 Bath in Bonner. New wood laminate floor. Large kitchen with island. Fenced yard in front with private deck area in back. New roof. Mature trees.

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. 544-7507

$209,900 MLS#906641. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Rehab Property!! 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car garage. Centrally located home, large living room & family room in daylight basement • $179,900 MLS # 10004809. Jeremy & Betsy Milyard 880-4749 www.hotmontanahomes.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 @ 239-6696, Text Mindy10 to 74362 or visit... www.mindypalmer.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. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, Text Mindy19 to 74362, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com 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 Townhouse along the Clarkfork for income qualified first time homeowners, this jewel lies along the river, incredible views! Check this

out! 1401 Cedar St. #5 327-8787 porticorealestate.com 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 Unique Lower Rattlesnake home near Bugbee Nature Area, 3Brm, 4Ba, Tree-top views, Lots of upgrades like granite countertops and lots of gorgeous wood throughout, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

RICE TEAM

riceteam@bigsky.net Robin Rice Janet Rice 240-3932 missoularealestate4sale.com 240-6503 55+ COMMUNITY • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, large family room • Homeowners fee is $370/mo. • Includes clubhouse, sewer, garbage • Land lease, snow removal & lawn care • $134,900 • MLS#10006023

WALLACE CREEK ESTATES • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, Double Garage • Well maintained tri level home • 1 fenced acre of land • Mountains surrounding the area • $234,900 • MLS#10006717

PRICE REDUCED • 4 Bed/3 bath cedar home on 11 acres • Private location with lots of trees • 28 x 28 garage / large parking lot • Near Potomac with easy access • $349,900 • MLS#906884

NEW LISTING • 5 bed, 5 bath, 3 car garage • Beautiful home in excellent condition • Private with patio, deck & fire pit • Abundant wildlife nearby • $369,900 • MLS#10004463

AFFORDABLE LIVING CLOSE TO U MLS#'s 10004276 / 10004273 / 10004274 Priced starting at $143,900

Lara Dorman Realtor GRI

406.531.5582 laradorman@aol.com

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.

For Lease • 908 Defoe

BEST DEAL IN POTOMAC ON 20 ACRES

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

$215,000 2002 Atlantic home w upgraded energy package. Over 1700 sq. ft. of living space. Very nice floor plan. Large detached 28 x 40 heated shop with water, easy access. All on 20 treed acres with views! MLS#10005731.

435 Mount • $203,900 435 Mount $203,900

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

Downtown Sweetheart

514 W. Spruce St. • $250,000 Grant Creek Log home 26+ private acres

$419,000 Located just 15 minutes from downtown Missoula! The main house is a 3 bd, 2 bath, 3 story log home, with completely renovated bathrooms, newer 3 car open garage with tons of storage built above it and a small guest cabin! MLS#10001348 www.11815benchroad.com

For location and more info, view these and other properties at:

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Rochelle Glasgow

Missoula Properties Cell:(406) 544-7507 • glasgow@montana.com

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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

912 Defoe • $169,900 3 bedroom two full bath home with GIGANTIC shop/garage. Brand new carpet just installed. Come take a look! MLS #10003358

Mary Mar ry

R E A LT O R ® , B r ok er

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Single Wide, tape and texture throughout, oak cabinets, glamour bath, 30 year shingles, starting at $42,900.00. Call Troy at 406696-6282 or 406-855-2279

LAND FOR SALE 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 @239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Beautiful wooded 3.69 acres with 550 feet of Twin Creeks frontage. Easy access from Hwy 200 on well maintained county road. Modulars or manufactured homes on a permanent foundation are allowed. Seller will carry contract with $50,000 down at 7 % interest. $219,900. MLS#10005586. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. 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

PRICE REDUCED! 19,602 SQ FT lot in Mullan Road area with great views. Sewer stubbed to the lot. Close to river access, golf and shopping. $84,900. MLS# 10003279. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

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

PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 14 acre parcel just west of Huson. Meadow with trees & pasture. Modulars or double wides on foundation ok. $174,900. MLS#906774. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

REAL ESTATE LENDING WITH A CONSCIENCE. Private funding for secured legitimate “Non-Bankable”

Loans with substantial equity. Cash for “Seller Held” contracts and mortgages. Creative Finance & Investments, LLC, 619 SW Higgins, Ste 0, Missoula, MT. 59803. 800999-4809 MT. Lic #000203

FEATURED LISTING • 2BD/ 2BA House + 2BD/1BA Rental • New construction, energy efficient • Radiant floor heat, on demand hot water • Insulated garage, storage shed & much more 900 and 902 Longstaff Missoula

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

MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL

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Pat McCormick 240-SOLD (7653)

pat@properties2000.com www.properties2000.com

ONE TIME MONTANA LAND BARGAIN, Billings Area. 166 Acres: Was-$229,900 Now$99,900. Only a few tracts! Below Market Prices! Trees, ridges & views. Close to Roundup, MT & Mussellshell River. The best land deal ever in Montana! Call 888-361-3006 www.Western SkiesLand.com

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