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Independent MISSOULA

Vol. 20, No. 23 • June 4–June 11, 2009

Western Montana’s Weekly Journal of People, Politics and Culture

Scope: Kerri Rosenstein honors her father, one stone at a time Up Front: State switches gears on Missoula bike lanes Briefs: Montana mine provides NASA mock moon dirt


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Independent MISSOULA

Vol. 20, No. 23 • June 4–June 11, 2009

Western Montana’s Weekly Journal of People, Politics and Culture

Scope: Kerri Rosenstein honors her father, one stone at a time Up Front: State switches gears on Missoula bike lanes Briefs: Montana mine provides NASA mock moon dirt


BETTY’S DIVINE 521 S. Higgins, 721-4777 Join us for our June First Friday celebration where we'll be displaying the many New York inspired works of Matthew Murphy. Whether shooting for the Arts section of the New York Times where Matthew freelances, or concocting a fashion shoot in the streets of Soho, Matthew's aim is to always make the image as expansive as possible, both technically and visually. Delicious cookies and cheap wine from 5-8 on June 5th. BLACKBIRD KID SHOP 525 S. Higgins, 543-2899 Come join us for our June First Friday celebration. Happy Spring Feet! Presented by Primrose Montessori School, inspired by Missoula artist Amie Thurber’s recent paintings of a most expressive appendage! Come, view our colorful feet, trace your own, add them to our exhibit, join the fun! June 5th, 5-8pm. Snacks and beverages provided! BUTTERFLY HERBS 232 N. Higgins, 728-8780 Please join Butterfly Herbs for June's First Friday celebration where this month we'll be featuring paintings and ink drawings of surreal landscapes with relentless image bombardment from all sides, by John Ryan. A must see! From 5-8pm. HEALTHY HUMMINGBIRD MASSAGE & ARTS CENTER 725 Alder, Suite 27, 207-6269 Celebrating the work of artists from around Montana flexing their creative muscles to spark the imagination. Featuring a rotating selection of oil paintings, lino-

cuts, portraits, and pottery. Healthy Hummingbird Gallery specialize in providing objects for the home and body to relax and invigorate the mind. Located 2 blocks west of St. Pats at the Warehouse Mall. 5-9pm. For more info call: 2076269 www.healthyhummingbird.com

541-7100. Mixed media paintings of cougars by Nancy Erickson, photographs by Christofer Autio, paintings by Stephanie Frostad and Don Mundt. On view elsewhere: paintings by Frostad and Mundt at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Third Floor Gallery, through July.

HOUSE 133 N. Higgins, 541-6960 House Design Studio offers contemporary furniture, rugs, decor and gifts, as well as interior design services. Featuring artist Chris Autio on June 5.

MONTE DOLACK GALLERY 139 W. Front St., 549-3248 Join us for a reception at the Monte Dolack Gallery in historic downtown Missoula on Friday, June 5th from 5 – 8pm during First Friday Gallery Night. On display will be Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival’s recent travel paintings from abroad as well as the limited edition prints and fine art posters that celebrate spring in Montana. www.dolack.com. Open Weekdays 10-5:30 and Sat 11-5.

MISS ZULA’S 111 N. Higgins, 541-7376 Inspired by family, color and the nature around me, I love painting most anything. Color is huge for me, I can't seem to get enough–the bolder and brighter the better. As a self taught artist I am always open to push myself and try new things. I enjoy experimenting with my palette knife, spray bottle and salt. I also enjoy not limiting myself just to a canvas; recently I have been painting on recycled objects, bent sterling spoons, brown paper sacks and muslin stretched over recycled cedar siding. I am always evolving as an artist, I am working on self expression and being more abstract in my view. Art is my passion and with each painting I hope to share that passion with you. An artist reception for Deana Diefenbach will be held on June 5 from 5-8pm during Missoula's First Friday celebration. MONTANA ART AND FRAMING 709 Ronan St., 541-7100 “LIONS, WOMEN AND BEARS,” First Friday Reception, MONTANA ART AND FRAMING, 709 RONAN ST., Missoula, 5-9 p.m., June 5, Saturday 10-3 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY PAPER & PRESS 101 Higgins, 541-6683 Please join Noteworthy* Paper & Press as they present the work of Maggie Connors, a local artist who specializes in printmaking, photography and other paper arts. June 5th from 5-8 p.m. at 101 S. Higgins (near the Wilma). TSUNAMI 101 S. Higgins Ave., 541-8699 Tsunami is Missoula’s resource for designer vinyl toys, art books and apparel. This month we are featuring work from University of Montana students Tyler Joseph Krasowski, Matt Fenell, Lindsey Weber, Jack Arcand, and Adam Lynn. Stop by and check it out. Open 11-8.

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nside Cover Story Twenty years from now, Millennials will make up almost two-fifths of the electorate. If they vote the way they did for Obama, or anywhere close to it, the GOP is effectively finished for the foreseeable future—the first victim of the very global warming that the party has largely refused to acknowledge exists............................................14

News Letters Taking on Wall Street .......................................................................................4 The Week in Review Swine flu arrives, Yellowstone Club sells .................................6 Briefs Lynx, moon rocks and a pride party .................................................................6 Etc. How to herd folfers ...............................................................................................7 Up Front Motor vehicle registration hits a costly roadblock.......................................8 Up Front State switches gears on local bike infrastructure ........................................9 Ochenski Enough with the blame, backtracking and looking back .........................10 Writers on the Range You don’t need a gun to enjoy a national park ....................11 Agenda Host an international exchange student ......................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Radical radish cookery...................................................................20 8 Days a Week We want to cap and trade column inches ........................................21 Mountain High Support the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.........................27 Scope Kerri Rosenstein honors her father, one stone at a time................................30 Noise R.I.S.E., Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs, Skeletonwitch and Peaches ...........31 Film Herb and Dorothy follows unlikely collectors...................................................32 Film Up crashes under lofty expectations..................................................................33 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films....................................................34

Exclusives Street Talk ....................................................................................................................4 In Other News ...........................................................................................................13 Independent Personals.............................................................................................35 The Advice Goddess..................................................................................................35 This Modern World ...................................................................................................36 Free Will Astrolog y ...................................................................................................36 Classifieds ..................................................................................................................37 Crossword Puzzle......................................................................................................41

PUBLISHER Matt Gibson GENERAL MANAGER Lynne Foland EDITOR Skylar Browning ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Peter Kearns PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Jonas Ehudin STAFF REPORTERS Jesse Froehling, Matthew Frank, Alex Sakariassen COPY EDITORS Samantha Dwyer, David Merrill ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jenn Stewart, Jonathan Marquis ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Carolyn Bartlett, Steven Kirst, Chris Melton, Hannah Smith, Scott Woodall CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING MANAGER Miriam Mick CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Tami Johnson FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, George Ochenski, Nick Davis, Andy Smetanka, Jay Stevens, Jennifer Savage, Caitlin Copple, Chris LaTray, Ednor Therriault, Jessie McQuillan, Brad Tyer, Katie Kane

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STREET TALK Asked Tuesday morning near the Missoula Post Office.

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

Missoula’s City Council voted Monday to make it unlawful to use a cell phone while driving or riding a bike. Will this new restriction affect your driving habits? Follow-up: If you could ban any common practice in Missoula, what would it be?

Kyle Ferris: Nope, because I don’t drive much. When I’m riding my bike, I’m not texting or using my cell because I want to be a good example to the car drivers. It really annoys me when someone pulls out in front of me and they’re talking on a cell. I really don’t want to be a dent in the side of someone’s truck. Ban the bans: I don’t think I’d ban anything in Missoula. There should be more positive growth and creative expansion. We should focus on what’s good.

Donna Hubbert: No. I don’t use a cell phone very much when I drive. Then again, I don’t really need to be told what to do or how to be an adult. I typically just pull over if I’m going to use my phone. Ban on change: You know, I wouldn’t ban a thing. Things are pretty much okay the way they are.

Bill Carey: Not really. I make it a point to not talk on the phone when I’m driving. Commissioner of etiquette: Bad manners, or poor attitudes, although I don’t really think of things in terms of banning things. I find Missoula to be a very enjoyable place to live, and I’d really have to switch gears in order to come up with something to ban.

Dan Funsch: Not much, because I don’t drive much. I do probably [use my cell phone] more on my bike than in my car, although only on secondary streets. Turn that dial: I’d ban fly-fishing, and NPR’s “Morning Classics.” Fly-fishing because it makes everybody who does it think they’re an environmentalist, and “Morning Classics” because you have to get up at 5 a.m. to hear any news. I mean, I like classical music, but the morning airtime should be used for news.

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Party time Missoula’s a great city for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that we care about the health and safety of our children. Each year for more than a decade now, parents, educators, community volunteers and businesses have sponsored the Senior All Night Party for graduates of Missoula’s high schools. The party is a fun, safe and supervised celebration of an American rite of passage. On behalf of the city, I’m happy to endorse and support the Senior All Night Party. I know the public-safety professionals in our police and fire departments take great comfort in knowing that young folks have a safe place to enjoy their friends on graduation night. Parents, too, can rest assured that their graduates are celebrating safely. Thanks to all of the folks who make this party happen for young Missoulians. If you’re called upon to help with time, money, goods or services, please consider lending a hand. The Senior All Night Party is a great investment in our children and another reason Missoula is a great city. This year’s party is set for June 6 at the University Center. Tickets might make a nice graduation gift for a senior who’s important to you. John Engen Mayor Missoula

A buck for Baucus In recent hearings to reform the nation’s health care system, Montana’s Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has turned a deaf ear to advocates of single-payer health care. It is noteworthy that Sen. Baucus has received significant amounts of money in the form of campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Max recently stated, “I’m just the hired hand. I want to hear what you want to see in any legislation we pass in Washington, D.C.” So we need to speak to Sen. Baucus in a language he can hear: Montana citizens are gathering at the state offices of Sen. Baucus Friday, June 5, at noon, to demonstrate their support for single- payer health care. Advocates are asked to contribute $1 reflecting their participation in American democracy to Sen. Baucus as a legitimate campaign contribution. Wear your dollar on your lapel with a sticker stating “We Hired Max” prior to the rally. If you are unable to attend, mail your dollar with a note or present it in person at the rallies. Organized nationally, we could send Sen. Baucus $50 million a month, one dollar from each person. He’d need

a baler at the back door to package the loot. Max would realize, “There’s something to this single-payer notion!” and we’d have health care for everyone in the country at a price we could afford— the intent of single-payer health care— with no “mandated insurance” slave collar. So, Max, can you hear us now? Bill Marsik Great Falls

Bankrupt system When a commercial bank fails, the FDIC intervenes with what is essential to restoration and consists of replacing the failed management, wiping out shareholders in order to clean up the balance sheets

He’d need a “ baler at the back door to package

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and ultimately (and expeditiously) selling the bank back to the private sector. Why then, you might ask, has this approach not been taken with Wall Street? Certainly the management has failed spectacularly, the balance sheets are in desperate need of cleaning, and with many stocks such as Citigroup’s down 90 percent since 2007, shareholders have all but been wiped out by the poor decisions of the supposed shepherds of the shareholders, the CEOs. The answer to this question might lie in another: Why are people so intimately tied to Wall Street in charge of the policy decisions attempting to correct this dire situation? It would seem prudent, even necessary, to implement an FDIC-style intervention in the cases of Wall Street. If the government assumed the “toxic” assets via an intervention, the taxpayers would actually receive the possibly 20 percent profits the hedge funds would otherwise make on our risk. Many Wall Street firms are clearly insolvent, but unfortunately these large firms still hold vast amounts of sway over policy makers and are claiming illiquidity by asserting their assets should be priced how they wish and not by the market. Virtually no effort to do anything but rehabilitate these firms to their former, destructive selves has been exerted. Intervention does by no means imply permanent state ownership. It is only a means by which banks can be relieved of their debt burdens and turned back onto the economy to help it recover. It is doubtful these firms will willingly dissolve to avoid any more “too big to fail” cross-

roads. Only federal receivership can mandate these changes along with a revamping of our antitrust laws. Surely more bailout funds will be politically impossible to come by due to overwhelming popular disagreement toward them, despite most economists stating there will be a need for more. But looking at Japan in the 1990s and their “lost decade,” why would we want to prop up our “zombie” banks? We are already majority shareholders in some of these institutions. But why, if we are the majority shareholders, are we letting these companies run themselves, for their own benefit and not for that of the taxpayer? Currently, it’s because Wall Street does not want to admit they did anything wrong. Their hope is they can skate by on taxpayer money for long enough that their toxic assets will magically right themselves. With the network of insiders accumulated in the government, it doesn’t seem they have any reason to assume anything else. In the administration’s dealings with the auto industry, even a casual observer could appreciate the differences between the Wall Street approach and the Detroit approach. Why does Wall Street have more leverage in policy designs? Wall Street is perpetually the leading political campaign contributor. But they are only playing a game that’s been allowed for the past 25 or 30 years. It is unsurprising, almost unmentionably so, save for the broader implications for the American taxpayer. By far the greatest amount of blame should be laid on the Wall Street culture of profits at any cost. But the American taxpayer needs to create an environment that allows President Obama to sever ties with Wall Street. The status quo had been created so as to allow Wall Street to dictate anything that suits their fancy. In what is at least called a democracy, it is up to the people of America to tell their elected officials that this is for so many blatantly apparent reasons unacceptable. As President Johnson said to civil rights leaders, “I agree with you—now go out there and create an environment for me to make changes.” We need to make it possible for President Obama to dissolve the unholy union of finance and governance, of Wall Street and Washington. Stephen Hayes Missoula Correction: Last week’s letter, “The final frontier,” misspelled author Herb Ruhs’ name. The Indy regrets the error.

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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ELLIE

Not only is Ellie a beautiful young Shepherd cross, but she really is quite sweet as well. She loves people, especially children, even lying patiently still while they fuss and climb all over her. Outside, though, she loves to play and go for walks. Ellie is just the dog your kids have been bugging you for.

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BABY

Baby has had an extremely hard life; being in the shelter has been the best of it so far. She's wary of new people, with good reason, but she can be happy and lively and full of fun once she feels comfortable with someone. She just needs a second chance at life with a good home.

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If this dog were all white, she'd look like a giant dandelion puffball! She's a real beauty, as well as very friendly and quite smart. She will always need regular brushing, but the result is definitely worth the effort.

TORNADO MARIE

BONNIE

At first glance this big cat looks pretty ordinary, but a closer inspection reveals beautiful gold markings in her brown tiger-striped coat. Spending a little time with her will further reveal her mellow, sweet personality.

At eight years old, Tornado's family up and moved without her. She now finds herself at our shelter, lonely and a bit discouraged. Seniors you can befriend this perfectly sweet gal for no cost, just companionship.

WHISKEY GOMEZ

Whiskey is good-natured and pretty much goes with the flow. He is not picky; just don't forget breakfast and you'll be all right. He gets along with everyone, because he has no reason not to.

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This sweet girl is a victim of hard times. Her owner loved her, but just wasn't able to care for her anymore. Now Artemos is patiently waiting at the shelter for a new person to find her, take her home and give her all the love she deserves.

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MAXWELL

We think orange tiger cats are automatically special, just because they all seem to have such great personalities, but Maxwell is outstanding even in that company. He's currently on display at the PetSmart Adoption Center, hoping to be discovered soon!

MAGGIE

Maggie currently has a job, so to speak, at HSWM. She is our official test cat for dog behavior assessments. She loves dogs so much; as soon as we know it's safe, she's out of the cage and rubbing all over the dog! No matter their size or breed, she snuggles them all!

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BUTTERS

Butters is a classic representative of all those great orange boys you hear so much about. He is quite a handsome tiger with unique glowing orange eyes that match his coat perfectly. He is mellow, and secure enough with himself to require just the right amount of attention. Loubelle Wissler 240-0753 KC Hart 240-9332 fidelitykc@montana.com

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721-4710 TOM & MADONNA

The old man died peacefully in his sleep. His family was not able to keep his two faithful companions. It was the only home Thomas and Madonna had ever known and the loss was traumatic. These two old friends cling to each other trying to make sense of this new turn of events in unfamiliar surroundings, fearful of being passed over while they watch hundreds of little kittens be adopted. They are hoping for a guardian angel that will cherish them just like the old man had for so many years.

ARBUNKLE & FIFI

He put them in the bedroom and stuffed a towel under the door, sealing it shut. A single piece of tape held their medical records eye-level so that whoever found him in the morning would know about his two pets. Then he walked into the kitchen and turned on the gas. Tired of living, Mrs. Arbunkle and Fifi's owner surrendered himself to the longest sleep, but he knew that he couldn't take his cats with him. He loved them more than he loved himself. Mrs. Arbunkle and Fifi are still at AniMeals waiting for that special person with a heart big enough for either one of them. Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

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VIEWFINDER

• Wednesday, May 27

News Quirks by Chad Harder

Judge Ed McLean sentences Lonnie Ray Hylton, 40, to 30 years in prison nine months after the Great Falls resident drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 in Missoula and, with his headlights off, crashed into and killed two cousins from Alberton, Daniel Hanson, 25, and Kent Fisher, 20. At the time of the crash, Hylton’s blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit.

• Thursday, May 28 A blackout affects roughly 7,400 NorthWestern Energy customers south of Missoula in the early morning hours when a beaver downs a cottonwood tree across several power lines. “It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last,” NorthWestern spokeswoman Claudia Rapkoch says of beaverrelated outages.

• Friday, May 29 Tests confirm the first case of swine flu, or H1N1 flu virus, in Missoula County. The Missoula City-County Health Department announces the patient is a 34year-old male who recently traveled out of state. It’s the 15th case of swine flu in Montana, among the more than 10,000 cases across the country.

• Saturday, May 30 The Blue Mountain trailhead reopens after more than a month of work to increase parking capacity, provide equestrian facilities and separate hiker and mountain biker parking from horse trailer parking. The spot now features 45 parking spaces and room for 15 horse trailers.

• Sunday, May 31 After breaking into Splash Montana twice over the weekend, police arrest two adults and four juveniles early Sunday morning. Police say the group stole food from the facility and took a ride on the park’s inviting water slides before they were arrested.

• Monday, June 1 The Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) signs a contract with Crystal Theatre owner Shirley Juhl to take on management and booking of the venue. Montana Rep Missoula managed the popular Hip Strip space for a year before staff cuts forced the company to step back from the responsibility.

• Tuesday, June 2 A federal bankruptcy judge signs off on a plan to sell the Yellowstone Club to Boston-based CrossHarbor Capital Partners for $115 million. The sale ends the long fall of the exclusive club after gross mismanagement by its former owners, Tim and Edra Blixseth.

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Three days after the shooting death of abortion provider George Tiller in Kansas, three anti-abortion activists protest Wednesday outside Missoula’s Blue Mountain Clinic—and beneath a flag donated to the facility by Tiller. “The flag represented to Dr. Tiller the fact that we need to reclaim that which is American,” says Anita Kuennen, the clinic’s executive director, “and he believed the right to abortion is as American as apple pie.”

Habitat

Hot lynx Environmental groups sued the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) last week arguing that the snow-melting effects of climate change make the agency’s designated lynx habitat inadequate. “Lynx need deep snow. They have long paws and big feet. They can stay on top of the snow where there are competitors, like coyotes, which sink down,” says Michael Garrity, director of the Montana-based Alliance for the Wild Rockies, one of the lawsuit’s four plaintiffs. “So if the snowpack decreases then the lynx get driven out by their competitors. The FWS didn’t even look at that when they designated critical habitat, and as climate change occurs species will have to migrate to adapt to that. Maybe more will move north where there’ll still be more snow, and they need corridors to move to be able to do that.” The suit, filed in District Court in Missoula, contends that the threatened Canadian lynx’s designated habitat in the West is “legally and biologically inadequate, underinclusive and incomplete” considering the species’ dependence on winter snow and boreal forests. The

Pride

Rallying around the rally An ineffectual local petition against this month’s Montana Pride Celebration in Kalispell has proven to be little more than a nuisance for the event’s organizers. In fact, organizers say the protest stands in stark contrast to the city’s otherwise overwhelming support of the annual three-day bash, which begins June 19. That support doesn’t sit well with Kalispell resident Barry Brubaker. “I heard about it and God put the desire on my heart and I just cried out, ‘No. Not in our city,’” he says. “They’re out there portraying that this is right when actually God calls it wrong. Someone had to stand up against it.” As soon as he heard of the celebration, Brubaker circulated a petition asking the Kalispell City Council to pull the event’s permit. He says he has “300 or 400” signatures of people who agree with him. Myrt Webb, Kalispell’s interim city manager, says the celebration will go on no matter how many signatures Brubaker collects.

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groups are pushing for more designated habitat primarily in Montana—in the Lolo, Bitterroot, Flathead, Helena, Lewis & Clark, BeaverheadDeerlodge and Gallatin national forests. “This is the first lawsuit that I know of that says when [FWS] designates critical habitat, they need to take into account the future of that habitat as it relates to global warming,” say Sierra Club attorney Eric Huber. In 2006, FWS designated 1,841 square miles of critical habitat for the lynx in Montana, Washington and Minnesota. A year later, former Deputy Secretary of Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Julie MacDonald was found to have manipulated and undermined scientific findings that may have influenced that designation. In February, the FWS upped the lynx’s habitat to approximately 39,000 square miles in Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington. Approximately 10,102 square miles are in the Northern Rockies, primarily northwest Montana. Critical habitat, as defined in the Endangered Species Act, constitutes areas essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species. Matthew Frank

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“In this situation, I think it is clear that Mr. Brubaker has a little too much going on upstairs,� says Mija Howlett, who sits on the board of the Western Montana Gay and Lesbian Community Center, the Montana Two-Spirit Society and the Pride Network Celebration. “Kalispell is a supportive community, which is one of the reasons the pride committee chose to have it there. The local businesses, people and churches support our celebration.� In June 2008, the Montana Human Rights Network conducted a poll that showed 87 percent of Montanans believe “no one should be discriminated against in the workplace solely because they are lesbian or gay,� and 91 percent agreed “gay or lesbian people should not be subjected to threats or intimidation.� “Some people say they are fine with [the celebration] but say we shouldn’t be able to ‘flaunt’ it,� Howlett says. “But I have heterosexism [the assumption that everyone is straight] thrown in my face hundreds of times a day. I deserve a day to sing, throw glitter and show people that I love who I am.� Jesse Froehling

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truck the rock to Boulder, Colo., where a high-temperature plasma melter will cook it and create glass. NASA started the multibillion-dollar project in 2006. Wilson says the USGS has budgeted $500,000–$750,000 for their part. Stillwater, meanwhile, offers the waste rock free of charge. The moon is covered in naturally occurring glass, or agglutinate, Wilson explains, “formed when a micrometeorite traveling at about 15,000 mph hits the surface of the moon and all that kinetic ener-

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Mock moon dirt NASA needs a gas station on the moon, and it’s using Montana rock to help build it. More or less. It turns out that ground rock from the Stillwater Mine in Nye, Mont., is a key ingredient in an amalgam that mimics the makeup of the moon’s south pole. This synthetic moon dirt will help NASA as it prepares to establish a permanent base there by 2024. “The Stillwater deposit sits in the midst of a particularly unusual geologic formation, and that formation has the right mineralogy and the right chemistry that we were looking for,� says Steve Wilson, a scientist at the Denver-based U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). “And there are very few places in this country, and fewer in the world, that have that.� Partnering with NASA, the USGS this summer plans to collect four or five tons of calcium-rich rock, or plagioclase, from the Stillwater Mine, the first batch of the 50–100 tons NASA needs by 2011. The USGS will

gy is transformed into thermal energy, and it melts a small environment around the impact site.� Wilson says NASA needs Montana’s faux moon agglutinate because when astronauts go to the moon they’re going to have to develop a whole new field of technologies to help them survive. Basically, NASA needs to practice how to live off of the rocks. NASA wants a moon base at the south pole—that’s within the moon’s lighter-colored highlands—“to serve as a gas station, in literal terms,� Wilson says. “It takes so much energy to get a space craft off the Earth that by the time they get up into space they don’t have any significant propulsion system available to them.� So if astronauts can refuel, they can propel themselves to far-flung planets, as opposed to relying on those darn slow and inconvenient gravitational forces. Matthew Frank

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etc. A recent sunny day at Blue Mountain painted the perfect picture of summer in Missoula as hundreds of folfers swarmed the popular disc golf course. The crowd consisted of mostly young disc tossers—the types who are regularly charged with lounging on the couch, playing video games, trying meth, or otherwise ignoring the great outdoors. Normally, we’d celebrate such an encouraging scene. But while throngs of folfers flocked to Blue Mountain, Missoula’s more established—and historically more popular—disc golf course remained vacant and closed. Signs at Pattee Canyon warn that anyone caught “throwing a Frisbee, folf disc or similar object� before July 1 is subject to a fine of up to $5,000. Yep, you read that right—five large for throwing a plastic disc (but not a ball) in the woods. Why on God’s green earth would the Forest Service shut down the popular course during the high season? Mostly it’s to protect a specific meadow, and to do so they erected a fence—arguably more unsightly and intrusive than the footpaths it impedes—to cordon off part of the course. The closure has successfully allowed native vegetation—including camas flowers—to return, but it hasn’t ended human impacts. Unintended trails have sprung up along the fence’s barbed perimeter as non-folfers continue to roam the area. Perhaps more significantly, the Pattee closure has funneled even more recreationalists to Blue Mountain, where a doubling of the number of disc golfers is—surprise, surprise—doubling the impacts on that landscape, too. We suggest the Missoula Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest, the agency managing the land for both courses, take a mulligan. The current closure is clearly causing more harm than it’s fixing. That’s not to mention what the decision does to the future of the sport. Five years ago a veteran Lolo official told the Indy that “Folf is by far the biggest recreational use on the district, bar none,� and by all accounts it’s even more popular today. Yet, the only notable development from the Forest Service to meet this demand has been to shut out the district’s largest user group from its favorite course eight months of the year. Just last year, Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell announced a $1.5 million plan to help get kids outside. “Our iPod-listening, ‘American Idol’-watching, Xbox-playing generation increasingly shows a propensity toward sedentary life, leading to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression,� she said. Well, if the Forest Service continues to limit one of Missoula’s favorite reasons for getting off the couch, we can hardly blame a kid for choosing “Wii Golf� over disc golf.

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Glitches in the state’s new licensing and registration system prompted a two-day closure of county motor vehicle offices statewide this week.

System (MERLIN) hit its latest and most severe glitch this week since going live on April 21. Motor vehicle offices statewide conducted a two-day shutdown while the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) set about righting its flunky magician. County motorists arrived Monday morning from as far as Seeley Lake only to be turned away. MERLIN’s fickle nature comes as no surprise to anyone who’s renewed license plates this month. Recent waits at Missoula’s motor vehicle division (MVD) have stretched from two to three hours. Missoula County Treasurer Vickie Zeier says system glitches and obstacles set her staff back from day one, and lines began stacking up with seemingly no end in sight. “No one should have to wait two hours to be waited on or get an answer to their question,� Zeier says. “I think the lines have been a travesty to the system. Poor people. I feel sorry for them.� Zeier says her office conducted just shy of 1,600 title and registration transactions on May 29, and anticipated as many or more for June 1. MVD staff will work through Saturday, June 6 processing mail-in registrations and

phase of MERLIN in 2005, but the company declared bankruptcy in December 2008 with the system only partially built. “As a consequence of all that, we had to take it over,â€? Fasbender says. “We’d spent about $21 million on the project to that point, and there was still another phase to go‌All these things conspired in sort of a perfect storm.â€? Now Montana is responsible for completing the complex software system. Last weekend the state hired specialists from 3M, which bought up the original designer of the system, under an emergency contract. Fasbender could not estimate how much the problems will cost the state beyond MERLIN’s original $28.5 million price tag. He told another news organization it could come close to $500,000, but now thinks it may be less. He believes most of the bugs have been corrected during the two-day shutdown. “I probably should never have guessed [at the price],â€? Fasbender says. “Right now we’re focusing on getting the thing up and running more than on anything else.â€? Fasbender acknowledges the current frustration felt by county officials and Montana residents, but says MER-

LIN will eventually be worth the wait. For example, he says the state used to take 54 days to turn title transactions around. On a good day, MERLIN can trim that process to three or four days. “It’s not unusual to have a number of problems you have to deal with after you go live in production,� Fasbender says. “By no means is this system a failure. It’s going to work, and eventually we will get the bugs out of it.� Zeier went so far last Friday as to notify Missoula County Sheriff Mike McMeekin of the office’s closure. McMeekin says that until the MVD catches up on renewals, county law enforcement will be lenient on citations for expired tags. “We’ll be working with people as much as we can,� McMeekin says. “Obviously we’re not going to ticket them because it’s not their fault.� The same goes for the Missoula Police Department, says Capt. Chris Odlin. State officials spread the word, encouraging state law enforcement offices to be understanding about the situation. “We did put it out to the patrol guys that people who’s registration expired in May, we need to show some discretion there,� Odlin says. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone who decided not to renew during May is going to get a free pass. It’s the people who tell us, ‘Yea, I’ve tried but I can’t do it.’� That news will come as a relief to Missoulians like Salina Perez, who gazed at the MVD sandwich board for several seconds before casting confused glances around the hallway. “I’m a little mad,� Perez said, “because my license plates are up on the 31st of May and now I have to drive around all day with expired plates.� Jon Burt was similarly annoyed by the shutdown. He’d stopped by the MVD twice before May 31, but both times the wait proved too long. Then on Monday he found the office closed. “I came down here once and was told it was a three-hour wait,� Burt said. “I’m self employed, so I said no way. Now the system’s down? It’s a huge inconvenience.� Even when MERLIN comes back online, Zeier doesn’t see much immediate relief. Her office will have a heck of a time catching up from the two-day closure, and there’s no telling when MERLIN will misbehave next. “It’s going to take time,� Zeier says. “I don’t like being a pessimist, but I think we’re going to have a long summer.� asakariassen@missoulanews.com


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Doug Moeller never intended to meeting. “But I do understand that if I Now that all parties appear to be set a precedent. But when the district can get people to spend less money on on the same page, the next step will administrator for the Montana gasoline, the potential savings is in the be to make the bike lanes actually fit. Department of Transportation (MDT) millions of dollars just in Missoula. It’s Higgins Avenue, for example, runs 66 recently announced that he’d take bike an economic driver. If you create that feet wide. The tentative plan dislanes into consideration with future safe environment, then more people cussed at Sayer’s meeting calls for Missoula projects, local officials had to will come downtown on bicycles.” two 10-foot lanes, a 5.5-foot bike lane do a double-take. Simply put, that had The meeting appears to have and a 7.5-foot parking space on each never happened before. worked. side of the street. Mountain Line, “The orientation [of however, needs more the MDT] has always space to accommodate been toward large pickup buses, says General trucks,” says Ward 3 Manager Steve Earl. Councilmember Bob “I want to make sure Jaffe. “[Bikes] are someyou understand we’re thing that just didn’t not opposed to bike seem to ever cross their lanes at all,” Earl says. minds.” “But what we really need But Moeller offers is 11 feet.” new hope. A former disThere’s also the questrict maintenance direction of which bike lanes tor who was promoted to would best serve Missoula. his current post in Austin with MBID prefers December, Moeller says closed lanes, or cycle he’s willing to address tracks, because they’re additional bike lanes as separated from traffic with early as this summer’s a concrete barrier. Sayer, paving season. meanwhile, as well as Bob “In my opinion, bikes Giordano of the Missoula are an important part of Institute for Sustainable the transportation sysTransportation, maintains tem, especially in downthat cycle tracks are less town Missoula,” he says. safe than painted bike “That’s why we devellanes because crashes oped a group so we between bikes and cars could sit down and talk generally occur at intersecPhoto by Chad Harder about it.” tions. Cycle tracks, they The group was the With new buy-in from the state’s Department of Transportation, say, tend to isolate the idea of Jim Sayer, executive local streets like this stretch of Higgins Avenue could have new rider from the driver’s bike lanes as early as this summer. director of the Adventure view, making the driver Cycling Association. Following last year’s “The most encouraging thing that I less likely to see the cyclist as they near an development of the Downtown Master heard during the meeting is that when- intersection. Plan, Sayer found consensus among ever MDT puts down new lines on the Whichever solution emerges, the community for an improved bike road, they’ll consider what accommoda- local officials remain optimistic about infrastructure. tions can be made for bikes and pedes- MDT’s change of heart. After all, it “We had this really strong common trians,” says Ward 1 Councilmember was just in March that the city’s interest in getting bike facilities from Jason Wiener, who also attended the Public Works Committee denied the bridge to the Xs on Higgins,” Sayer meeting. “That’s very encouraging, but MDT’s request for an exemption from says. “We had a pretty strong consen- the proof is in the lines this summer.” the noise ordinance to work on sus that we wanted to try to do this, so Specifically, the “lines” refer to ten- repaving projects overnight—a denial it was important to talk with MDT.” tative plans to repave both Orange Jaffe says was in protest of the lack of He gathered Moeller, local elected Street and Higgins Avenue from bike lanes in the project. officials, representatives from down- Broadway south to the bridges. MDT “The likelihood that you would town organizations and cycling advo- also has plans to repave the southern have Rod Austin and Matt Ellis (of the cates on May 26 to discuss how to portion of Russell Street and South Missoula Downtown Association), and move forward. Sayer says the main idea Avenue near Reserve Street. Moeller Bob Giordano and Jim Sayer in the was to demonstrate to Moeller that a says bike lanes will be considered at same room, saying basically the same wide range of people wanted to see each location. thing to a state agency about a road a more attention paid to bicyclists. “Obviously we have to move traffic year ago was kinda low,” Wiener says. “To be honest with you, you’d have safely,” he says. “That’s going to be our “But everybody seems clear with the to kill me to get my car away from me,” number one concern. 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The month of June opened with two very different, but very telling opinions on who did what, when, in Washington, D.C., regarding the two most serious problems facing the nation today—the financial collapse and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But while looking back can certainly be instructive, the reality is that America is far beyond the blame game and must, under the sole leadership of the Democrats, come to grips with the present and future to deliver the change we were promised. Paul Krugman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics last year and is a New York Times columnist, took a long look back in his June 1 column, “Reagan Did It,” to place the blame for the current economic meltdown wholly on President Ronald Reagan. According to Krugman, it was Reagan’s misguided attempt to fix the savings and loan industry through radical deregulation that set the stage for our current disaster. Those who remember that era will recall that the collapse of the savings and loan industry precipitated a federal bailout that cost American taxpayers $130 billion dollars back, as Krugman puts it, “when that was a lot of money.” The deregulation, if Krugman is right, then led to a reverse in the fiscal habits of financial institutions by encouraging wildly speculative loan practices since the risk was actually being backed by the U.S. Treasury and not the financial institutions themselves. The result was a concurrent change in the fiscal habits of the American people, with a significant reversal from past practices in which we saved more and accumulated considerably less debt. As Krugman points out, “Household debt was only 60 percent of income when Reagan took office, about the same as it was during the Kennedy administration. By 2007 it was up to 119 percent.” As we now know, that accumulation of debt has resulted in bankruptcy and home foreclosures for millions of families who found themselves overwhelmed when jobs were cut back or lost. Even worse, the resultant tidal wave of failure eventually crashed onto the largest financial firms in the nation, bringing them to their knees and ultimately leading to the on-going bailouts using billions in taxpayers’ money. At the same time Krugman’s column hit print, former Vice President Dick Cheney was addressing the National Press Club and finally admitting that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with planning or carrying out the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon—something he and President

Bush steadfastly refused to acknowledge while they drove the nation into two wars that continue to consume billions of dollars, kill countless innocents abroad and kill or injure thousands of American servicemen and women. While Krugman is probably correct and Cheney finally speaks a shred of truth, the real question facing the nation now is: “So what?” So what if Reagan threw our

“The reality is that America is far beyond the blame game and must, under the sole leadership of the Democrats, come to grips with the present and future to deliver the change we were

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financial system off the tracks and the Bush administration lied to American citizens to launch unnecessary wars? Other than being historically interesting and perhaps setting the record straight, the real impact of these two backward-looking analyses has minimal effect upon our current situation or what we do about it. And there, as they say, is the rub. The political situation in Washington has changed considerably since Reagan’s days and, happy to say, the dark era of the Bush administration. Republicans no longer have the votes to stop legislation, they no longer occupy the White House, and their industry operatives no longer get to dismantle the government agencies they had been appointed to administer. Instead, we have a Democrat in the White House, a solid Democrat majority in the House of Representatives and, once Al Franken finally gets to take the Senate seat he won, a filibuster-proof

majority in the Senate. In other words, the Democrats now have total control of American foreign and domestic policy and the votes to make the changes necessary to ensure the future of the nation. Unfortunately, in far too many instances, the old Washington, D.C., culture of corruption continues to prevail. Take our own Sen. Max Baucus, for instance, who is up to his eyeballs in angry constituents over his refusal to include the single-payer option in his effort to reform U.S. health care. As many articles have pointed out, Baucus is the leading recipient of campaign dollars from the insurance industry, HMOs and big pharma. As a result, say the growing number of Baucus’ critics, his reform effort is actually serving the interests of those who fattened his campaign coffers instead of meeting the health care needs of American citizens. Or how about President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo? The Senate recently voted to pour another $100 billion into Iraq and escalate the Afghanistan War, but refused to fund decommissioning the facility by a 90-6 vote. Nor was that the only place in the military spending bill they failed to change for the better. In spite of Obama’s request to end funding for eight C-17 cargo jets, Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Norm Dicks went to bat for Boeing and the defense industry in their home states of California and Washington, thus keeping the militaryindustrial complex rolling merrily along. Even Obama is backtracking. Remember his pledge to end the Bush secrecy? Apparently that didn’t apply to the torture photos, which now won’t be released. Or how about getting rid of military tribunals? Still going strong under a new brand. Instead of using our economic collapse to downsize involvement in Afghanistan, Obama is now taking ownership of this doomed Bush-era venture and even expanding it into Pakistan. That our nation must change and do so quickly seems inarguable, and the Democrat excuses of the past no longer apply given their new majorities. It is likewise inarguable that it is the Democrats who must now lead us forward, not scuttle sidewise. And finally, they should remember what Baucus recently learned—that we’re all watching very closely. 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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When I was 11 years old, I papered the walls of my bedroom with pages from gun catalogs. It was an attempt to convince my father that I really wanted a gun. He eventually gave in when I was 12 or 13, and I’ve owned guns ever since, even carrying one or more in the course of my job duties. I love the look, the feel, the color and the precision of guns. I love the light coat of oil, the wood grain of a well-made stock. I have two old firearms decorating the walls of my den and a loaded handgun in my nightstand. And now I can carry a gun into a national park. But I won’t. I won’t, because I think Ronald Reagan had the right idea in 1983, when he signed into law a rule requiring everyone who entered a national park to disassemble and unload all guns and keep them out of reach. This gun-loving, conservative Republican president created a law restricting gun use that has worked—and worked well—for 26 years. That hasn’t stopped the National Rifle Association (NRA) from trying to change that law. And now it has succeeded in Congress and the White House, thanks to a rider tacked onto a law addressing credit card reform. It’s hard to know why seemingly rational politicians would support allowing loaded weapons into our parks and wildlife refuges, starting next year. Are there more ferocious animals to shoot nowadays? Has street crime risen in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite? Are tourists feeling so unsafe in the great outdoors that they’re clamoring for the right to tote arms in their RVs and handguns on their hips? If so, I haven’t heard about it. I’ve either worked in or visited most of the country’s Western parks, and so far I’ve always felt pretty safe. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., the amendment’s sponsor, insisted that tourists faced the

possibility of death or serious injury from dangerous campers or wild animals. Clearly, the senator has never visited many national parks, or perhaps he has spent too much time reading Where the Wild Things Are to his children. Statistically, you’re far more likely to be killed by your neighbor then you are by a wild animal—which is why I have a gun in my bedroom but not in my backpack.

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Let’s be honest: This has never been about a need for guns in national parks to ward off criminals, bears or big cats. This is all about the NRA wanting to flex its political muscle. The NRA and its adherents say they’re convinced that President Obama wants to pry their hands away from their firearms. This fervent belief, stoked by talk radio and on the Web,

has resulted in folks flocking to gun stores around the nation to buy weapons and ammunition, even though no one in the Obama administration has ever suggested placing a moratorium on gun ownership. Rep. Raul Grijalva, R-Ariz., who chairs the national parks subcommittee, opposed the gun measure but said that the White House wanted to get the credit card bill approved, no matter what. That urgency, combined with the NRA’s clout, was impossible to overcome. Carolyn McCarthy, a New York Democrat, put it succinctly: “The NRA is basically taking over the House and Senate,” she said. Unhappy campers or rabid animals don’t scare me in national parks, but the pervasive influence of the NRA sure does. Gun advocates have become nothing more than a narrowly focused special interest group—one that is well financed, increasingly powerful, and a master at the art of manipulating public opinion. They have scared the pants off our public officials who will remain afraid to buck them until voters let them know that the NRA doesn’t represent them. It’s time the people we elected showed some spunk and talked common sense about guns—about where they are appropriate and where they are not. So far, there’s been no need to tote guns into our national parks, and we don’t need families to start arming themselves now. As one tourist recently told the New York Times, bringing a gun into Rocky Mountain National Park is about as smart as lugging in a bowling ball: “You could do it, but why would you?”

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In pursuit of international understanding and cooperation, the extreme ends of the spectrum of engagement—isolation and invasion—have proven fairly useless. Since 1947, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has embraced the middle ground, facilitating the unification of thousands of students with host families in countries across the planet. The Council currently organizes 95 study abroad programs in 33 host countries, as well as a schedule of summer seminars for educators. This fall, Big Sky High School proudly hosts three international students—from Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain— and your family is hereby invited to lend a Montana hand. Host families are cur-

rently sought for these three foreign exchange students. Families with or without children, and even single people with high levels of responsibility, can apply to act as hosts. If you can provide a bed, meals and transportation in exchange for a splash of multiculturalism, you just might foster in a new global age of international cooperation and unity. Or at least you can convince some kid that not all Americans are warmongering, elitist oil barons. —Jonas Ehudin Host one—or more—of three international exchange students who’ll attend Big Sky High School this fall once you contact Jay Bostrom for more info and an application: (406) 459-7585.

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Here’s day one of the Missoula Healthy Indian Families Consortium’s two-day “Breaking the Cycle of Violence, Restoring the Circle of Care” Training Conference: W a l k i n g To g e t h e r — T h e P a t h O f Traditional Healing, with sessions beginning at 8:30 AM at the Holiday Inn-Downtown at the Park. $60/$35 per day, lunch provided. Visit mhifc.org, or call 251-4449.

Historically speaking, Afghans have proven to be impossible to control, but you’ll have plenty of guidance when you join the group Knitting for Peace, which meets every Tue. from 11 AM–1 PM at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 543-3955.

As our local air regulations are on the verge of changing, the Missoula City-County Health Department is holding an Open House— note: not a public hearing, as that takes place J u n e 18 — f r o m 4 – 7 P M i n t h e L o l o Community Center. Call 258-4755.

Fri. 5 June Help the Montana Human Rights Network change the scope of America’s health care debate when you craft your own catchy sign and rally for single-payer healthcare at noon at the Baucus field office, 218 E. Front St. Free. Call 442-5506, ext. 15.

Mon. 8 June Before locking yourself into a 30-year commitment, lock yourself into three days of First Time Homebuyer Classes, which begin at 6 PM at Hamilton’s Human Resource Council, 316 N. Third St., and run through Wed., June 10. $20 covers materials. RSVP 363-1444, ext. 5. If economic strain’s got you worrying about your home—or lack thereof—contact the Human Resource Council, 1801 S. Higgins Ave., which offers home repair and homebuyer assistance programs. Call Brendan at 728-3710. Make your impassioned point in whatever rented costume most fits the bill when the Missoula City Council meets—as they do the first four Mondays of every month, holidays excluded—at 7 PM in the Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Call 552-6080.

As construction season only lasts until the snow starts flying next week, hit the floor joists running once you attend “Habitat for Humanity 101,” an intro meeting at 5:30 PM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 549-8210. The YWCA of Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts weekly support groups for women every Tue. at 6:30 PM, where groups for Native women and children meet as well. New group members with children are asked to arrive at 6:15, without kids at 6:25. Free. Call 543-6691. Folks, they’re really just beginning to ramp things up: Add your two cents to the future at the Missoula County Democrats Meeting— agenda items include an address from the incoming chair and ratification of a write-up of the April 26 issues caucus—at 7 PM in the Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Visit missoulademocrats.org.

Wed. 10 June If your group’s sick of raking in $1.32 per bake sale, attend the Missoula Nonprofit Network’s Fundraising Events Workshop, which begins at 11:30 AM in the MonTEC Conference Room, 1121 E. Broadway, and offers a humorous look at the lessons learned by two seasoned nonprofit directors. $10/members free. RSVP sits@mountainhomemt.org. Green Drinks, the monthly meet-up for the eco-boozy set, begins at 7 PM at Sean Kelly’s, where you might find a job, make a friend, develop a plan for world domination or simply find joy at the bottom of a pint glass. Free.

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I N OTHER N EWS Curious but true news items from around the world

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN – Two car-theft suspects fleeing police on foot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ran into an office building, ducked inside a women’s restroom, crouched on toilets in the stalls and tried to convince officers they were women by using falsetto voices. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that officers weren’t fooled and arrested brothers Kendrick Pitts, 20, and Marquise Pitts, 19. Police caught up with a suspected drug dealer who led them on a 90 mph chase after he stopped at a Taco Bell parking lot in Decatur, Ind. Fort Wayne police Sgt. Mark Walters told the Journal Gazette that Jermaine Askia Cooper, 36, explained “he knew he was going to jail for a while” and wanted to get one last burrito. CASTING THE FIRST STONE – Two months after the Chicago Tribune denounced American International Group Inc. for awarding its top executives $450 million in bonuses while accepting public bailout money, the newspaper’s owner, the Tribune Co., received permission from a Delaware bankruptcy judge to pay some 700 local and corporate managers bonuses totaling $13.3 million. “We need to motivate and incentivize the key people who will implement change,” Tribune Chief Financial Officer Chandler Bigelow III explained to Judge Kevin Carey, who approved the handouts. “They’re the best and the brightest in the company.” The Washington Times reported that the Chicago Tribune’s editorial asked the company executives responsible for AIG’s $40.5 billion in losses last year, “Shouldn’t that kind of ‘performance’ require those employees to return some of their salaries, if not be fired altogether?” HOMELAND INSECURITY – The Transportation Security Administration admitted its $36 million “puffer” machine airport-screening program was a mistake. USA Today reported the 207 machines, designed to thwart terrorists by firing air blasts at passengers and sniffing for explosives particles dislodged from skin and clothing, were too slow to handle passenger screening. They were also unreliable, becoming confused by humidity and jet fumes and easily clogging, resulting in additional operating costs of $48,000 per machine. The TSA said it is replacing the machines with full-body scanners. SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION – Police arrested Michael Jay Richardson, 48, after a woman told them he threatened her because she forgot to bring home cheddar cheese. According to the police report, when the 29-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., woman went to the bathroom after bringing in groceries, Richardson kicked in the door and demanded to know where the cheddar cheese was. KILLER GOP – Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., hinted that former Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp died of cancer because of the Republican Party agenda. Responding to a question from CBS’s Bob Schieffer over whether he had let down Pennsylvanians who wanted a Republican to represent them, Specter said he was “becoming more comfortable” with the Democrats’ approach and expressed disillusionment with recent changes in the Republicans’ health-care priorities. “If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains,” Specter said. “I think Jack Kemp would be alive today.” INSTANT KARMA – Police said Brandon Goodson, 23, was killed at a railroad crossing in Burleson, Texas, when he “disregarded the railroad crossing signal lights and bells and drove around another vehicle that was stopped at the crossing arms.” The Jeep Compass that Goodson was driving “rolled multiple times” when the locomotive hit it. MONTY PYTHON IN REAL LIFE – A teenager entered a store in Winston-Salem, N.C., and demanded money, claiming he had a gun concealed beneath his shirt. Instead, owner Bobby Ray Mabe told the Winston-Salem Journal he and a customer jumped the robber and held him. The gun tucked under his shirt turned out to be a banana, which the suspect, John Steven Szwalla, 17, ate while awaiting sheriff’s deputies. He left the peel, however, which deputies photographed as evidence. OUT NOW – U.S. Embassy workers in Baghdad announced that the first-ever U.S. Embassy Gay Pride Theme Party would be held at the embassy employee association’s pub, Baghdaddy’s. “Dress in drag or as a gay icon,” the May 10 invitation said, noting that prizes would be awarded for best costume and “Best Lip Synch Performance.” An embassy official told the Washington Post the event was “organized and sponsored by a group of employees. Given the lack of places to meet in Baghdad, the embassy allows groups to use its social facilities for events on a firstcome, first-served basis.” HEADS UP – Sikh police officers in Britain want the government to develop bulletproof turbans so they can carry firearms while on duty without having to remove their religious headwear. Sikh officers are exempt from legal obligations to wear crash helmets because their religion requires them to wear a turban, but doing so means they cannot wear the protective headgear of firearms officers. “We would like to follow any opportunity where we could manufacture a ballistic product, made out of a synthetic fiber, that would ensure a certain degree of protection, so Sikh police officers could take part in these roles,” Inspector Gian Singh Chahal, vice chairman of the newly formed British Police Sikh Association, told the journal Police Review.

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GIVE US THE MONEY – The city of Akron, Ohio, is seeking $762,000 in federal stimulus money so it can cut down 1,075 healthy ash trees in city rights-of-way and plant other trees to take their place. City arborist Bill Hahn told the Akron Beacon-Journal the project is intended to prevent an infestation by the emerald ash borer, which has not yet appeared in the city or surrounding Summit County, although Hahn insisted the tree-killing beetle is on the way. “It’s not a question of if,” he said. “It’s when.” CAN’T WE JUST TWITTER THEM? – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is spending $600 million to spend three and a half years scanning the galaxy for planets like ours. NASA said the newly launched Kepler spacecraft would train its telescope at 100,000 stars hoping to discover hundreds of Earth-size planets in or near their habitable zones. MODERN TIMES – Police on the lookout for rowdy Amish teenagers charged Chris D. Slabaugh, 17, with underage possession of alcohol after catching him drinking Busch beer while traveling in his horse-drawn buggy in Cattaraugus County, N.Y. “It’s not a motor vehicle,” sheriff’s Capt. Robert Buchhardt told the Buffalo News, explaining the youth couldn’t be charged with DWI even if he’d been intoxicated while driving. “The only thing you could charge him with was the possession of alcohol.”

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Up in smoke A young, increasingly powerful and ecoconscious voting bloc may render the GOP an early victim of global warming. by David S. Bernstein

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epublicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line. That’s especially odd when you consider how important that next generation is to the faltering GOP—and how broadly united those voters, known as Millennials, are in their concern over global warming and other energy and environmental issues. GOP leaders claim to be courting these young adults, but that apparently extends only to their use of Twitter and promises of a “hip-hop” party makeover. Meanwhile, they seem intent on not just opposing but wildly denouncing and denigrating this generation’s most unifying issue. Even the most senior Republican leaders, and the top GOP lawmakers on energy and environment committees, keep shooting themselves in the foot by spewing antiquated, anti-science nonsense. If they continue this type of Neanderthal posturing, the GOP is going to lose something a lot more valuable than its old moderates, like Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who recently switched parties to become a Democrat. Those who study Millennial politics say that the Republican Party is on the verge of completely alienating the coming generation—just as previous controversial platforms it has endorsed ensured that the party kissed off such huge demographic swaths as African-Americans, single women and Hispanics, who at present vote overwhelmingly Democratic. While the issue of climate change, and its particular effect on future generations, has long been on the back burner in Washington, it appears to be heading for the headlines. President Barack Obama has said that he wants to pass a comprehensive environment and energy law this year. That bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, or ACES, co-authored by Democrats—Massachusetts Rep. Edward Markey and California Rep. Henry Waxman— passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee May 21. It attempts to reduce carbon emissions, promote the use of renewableenergy sources, invest in “smart grid” infrastructure and create green-industry jobs.

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“There is no question in my mind that climate change, and the effort to address these issues, could catalyze a generation,” says Lawrence Rasky, chairman of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications and a former advisor to Markey. But could it also bring Democratic Party dominance? For good or ill, that’s what’s coming to Capitol Hill if the early tendency of Millennials—

Strong stuff Global warming, more than any other issue, carries an urgency among Millennials of all backgrounds and ideologies. “That’s the scary thing, if you work for the RNC [Republican National Committee],” says John della Volpe, who studies this generation at the Harvard University Institute

“In a stance utterly bewildering to most Beltway veterans, Millennials don’t necessarily view the environment as a partisan or ideological issue. To

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them, it’s an infrastructure problem, like wanting the New Orleans levees fixed.”

who voted more than two-to-one for Obama— solidifies into long-term political allegiance. The math is not complicated. At 100 million strong, Millennials—those born between roughly 1980 and 2000—are the single largest generation of Americans, ever. According to a new report authored by Ruy Teixeira, analyst with the leftleaning Center for American Progress, another 4.5 million of them reach voting age every year. By 2016, they will already comprise a third of the total vote. Twenty years from now, they will make up almost two-fifths of the electorate. If they vote the way they did for Obama, or anywhere close to it, the GOP is effectively finished for the foreseeable future—the first victim of the very global warming that the party has largely refused to acknowledge exists.

For some time now, they have channeled their efforts into activism, particularly on school campuses, where grassroots “going green” efforts (to pressure administrators into adopting energysaving or recycling practices) are commonplace. Now, some young voters are starting to take that message to Washington. In March, 12,000 young adults and college students representing PowerShift ’09, a coalition of 40 environmental groups, rallied in Washington, D.C., to demand green-friendly energy and environmental legislation. Rep. Markey, who spoke at that rally, has held two hearings specifically to hear testimony from young leaders. One of those hearings overflowed the largest congressional hearing room available, says a staffer on Markey’s committee, who adds that young adults wearing green PowerShift shirts also packed the recent hearings on the ACES bill. “Their political weight and their political savvy is growing,” the aide says. “And they want the strongest bill.”

of Politics (IOP). “It absolutely cuts across all the demographics.” Conventional wisdom suggests that getting bogged down over environmental legislation would distract Democrats from important issues like the economy and foreign policy. But that shows how little politicians have taken to heart the importance of the Millennials, say Michael Hais and Morley Winograd, co-authors of Millennial Makeover. To this generation, this fight is not only about climate change—it is about creating green jobs and increasing national security by reducing dependence on foreign oil. “Millennials feel a real sense of urgency about dealing with the energy and environment,” says Teixeira of the Center for American Progress.

In a stance utterly bewildering to most Beltway veterans, Millennials don’t necessarily view the environment as a partisan or ideological issue. To them, it’s an infrastructure problem, like wanting the New Orleans levees fixed. That’s why even those Millennials otherwise open to the GOP will get turned off if the party opposes climate-change progress. “The environment can link groups that disagree on other issues,” says Millennial Makeover author Hais. “Even young evangelicals.” Indeed, perhaps the most interesting group of Millennials is what Harvard’s della Volpe calls the religious center, which comprise about a fifth of Millennials. Members of that group hold many of the conservative beliefs of older evangelicals: They fear the moral decay of American culture, they disapprove of homosexuality and they want more religion in public life. Yet on other issues—and particularly on the environment—they are progressive. In particular, they believe in man’s biblical responsibility to be good stewards of the Earth. “They are greener than any other group” of Millennials, says della Volpe, who compares them to traditional New England Catholics, historically solid Democratic voters despite strong disagreements with the party over abortion and other issues.

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In fact, a left-leaning religious group, The American Values Network, started running ads in support of environmental legislation last month on Christian radio. The spots quote the Gospel of John and tout “a great assembly of Christian pastors and

churches.” “The failure to answer the calling to be good stewards has consequences,” reads Rev. Joel Hunter in one ad. “The destabilizing effect of climate change will hit the poor the hardest, and it also threatens our national security, our economic prosperity, and our children’s future. Yet no matter how bleak things appear, redemption is always possible.” In 2004, the religious-center Millennials split their votes evenly between George W. Bush and John Kerry. Just four years later, della Volpe believes, they voted “overwhelmingly for Obama,” though he does not yet have the final numbers. (Harvard’s IOP plans to release a final report on Millennial voting in the next month.) The environmental-legislation debate, if it divides the parties as cleanly as expected, could go a long way toward making the GOP unpalatable for those voters. If the GOP keep this up, notes Teixeira, “It probably will be true that this generation will be locked in with the Democratic Party for years—and completely out of reach for the Republican Party.”

Blue opportunity Texas Rep. “Smokey” Joe Barton represents many Republicans who have not embraced environmental issues. For instance, Barton views global warming—if it exists—as no big deal. “When it rains, we find shelter,” he said during an ACES committee hearing. “When it’s hot, we get shade. When it’s cold, we find a warm place to stay.”

Of course, Democrats have a long history of screwing up golden opportunities. And they could do it again. Millennials’ Democratic leaning is not yet set in stone. According to Peter Lawrence, director of the Center for

Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, or CIRCLE, at Tufts University, just a couple of years ago, Democrats had only a slight advantage among Millennials. And Millennials are not yet moving in large numbers toward registering, or selfidentifying, as Democrats, adds della Volpe. “This generation has quite a lot of cynicism about political institutions,” says Teixeira. “Even though they have the initial approval of this group… Democrats have to show this generation that they are not just the same-old, same-old.” Which is exactly what could happen if Democrats fail to follow through on global warming. For now, momentum appears on the side of the far-reaching ACES bill, and the full House could vote on it by the end of June. But already there are signs that Democrats in the Senate may be leaning toward moving much more slowly on the issue. Despite the bill’s early success—no other serious climate bill has gone this far in the House—some environmentalists also wish it was stronger, suggesting that its plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions 17 percent by 2020 isn’t enough to solve the problem. Rasky, who is following the issue closely, says that the hesitancy about going for the jugular here lies with Democratic senators from “brown

states”—those heavily reliant on oldfashioned, coal- and gasoline-based manufacturing, like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Those lawmakers are reluctant to move too quickly on reduction of greenhousegas emissions, particularly in the form of “cap and trade,” the approach incorporated in Markey’s bill. (See “Cap and Trade FAQ” sidebar.) California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, has also indicated that, rather than vote on the House bill, she will set up her own study groups—and possibly not emerge with a bill until next spring. Obama, who tried unsuccessfully to include cap and trade in the recently passed budget, has been notably quiet about the issue. That has led to growing concerns that the legislation might be watered down to ensure passage. Cap and trade might come out altogether. Huge exemptions might be given and target reductions might be modified. Many on the left are already complaining—Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent voice on the environment, has blasted the bill for including so-called clean-coal technology. “Democrats have a problem,” says Rasky, “because young people are more optimistic about finding solutions. So if they fail, young people would be very disappointed.”

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Cap and Trade FAQ The cool basics of the hottest topic in climate change by Lissa Harris

The general idea behind cap and trade is pretty simple: Put a tax on pollution, and the market will crank out less of it. But if a pollution tax is a lever, cap and trade is a vast, rickety Rube Goldberg contraption, complete with ramps and gears and pulleys and suspended buckets of water. Ingenious? Yes. Complicated? Fiendishly. Under a cap and trade program, the government decides how much total pollution it will allow all companies to produce each year (that’s the cap), and gives out permits to match. Once the permits have been distributed, companies can then buy and sell them among themselves (that’s the trade), so that cleaner plants can make money by selling their extra permits to dirty ones. President Obama has made it clear that cap and trade is a high priority on his agenda, and the pressure is on Congress to pass a bill he can sign. But on Capitol Hill, cap and trade remains an item of fierce controversy, with lawmakers battling over the details of legislation recently passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

What’s the magic number? Cap and trade enthusiasts like to talk in pairs regarding the cap. Twenty percent by 2020. Eighty percent by 2050. The grim fact is, nobody knows for sure how much carbon reduction we’ll need in order to avoid the most dire global warming scenario.

Who has to pay? You won’t need a permit to fill up the Cadillac. Under any sane cap and trade program, only large polluters will pay for

permits. Utility and electric companies, large manufacturers, and oil and gas importers would all probably be covered—but there is still plenty of room for squabbling over the details of how to deal with each sector of the economy. A big question mark is how to treat agriculture, which contributes vast amounts of greenhouse gas but whose emissions are hard to measure and regulate. No matter who buys the permits, most of the costs will probably be passed on to consumers, as everything from electricity to yo-yos to yachts begins to factor in the price of carbon.

Will there be offsets—and if so, how many, and what kind? In addition to buying emissions permits from the government, companies might be able to get extra permits by investing in a wide variety of carbon-offset projects, from planting trees to burning the potent greenhouse gases released by landfills and factory farms. Environmentalists have mixed feelings about this. Carbon offsets have been scoffed at in the press and compared to papal indulgences. Although some offsets are clearly better than others, it’s tough to measure how much carbon they really reduce. And since each kind of offset comes with its own complicated accounting system, cap and trade would be much simpler without them. But on the other hand, offsets give skeptical farmers and financiers a reason to get on board the green bandwagon. After all, there’s money to be made by selling them.

Who gets the money? Think of cap and trade as a giant Monopoly game about to get underway, with the government holding a stack of carbon permits instead of Monopoly money. To get the permits into the market, the government has a choice: It can either give them away for free, or force companies to buy them at auction. An auction could raise money for tax cuts, which would help ease the burden on ordinary Americans. But power companies want free permits, and they’re lobbying fiercely for them. This debate is so hot, the recent ACES bill wouldn’t even touch it. Obama wanted 100 percent auctioning, but Congress isn’t about to go along with that.

What about the rest of the world? With China building a new coal plant every week, it doesn’t much matter what the United States does. Reducing global emissions without help from India and China is essentially impossible. But if we don’t start to rein in our carbon emissions, we can’t very well expect them to do so.

How can the clever monkeys on Wall Street screw it up? If you’ve never heard of “carbon derivatives,” consider yourself informed. They’re out there. In places deep, where dark things sleep, eager MBAs are already busy ginning up fancy new hedging mechanisms for gaming the post-carbon economy. Given how asleep-at-the-wheel regulators contributed to our current mess, the Feds might want to keep an eye on that.

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And if lawmakers delay the passage of this bill are sure to make that known as Copenhagen GOP follies to avoid a political battle, they run into another approaches. “If one party is seen as impeding the Republicans would be wise to avoid divisiveproblem: The most important climate event in a United States’ ability to take part in a multiness on this issue, and some have tried. After all, decade, the Copenhagen Summit, Republican presidential candidate John begins in December, and Obama will McCain was an outspoken believer in attend along with representatives of the importance of fighting global warm175 nations. That’s when the world ing—and even his more conservative will try to forge a new international running mate, Sarah Palin, accepts the agreement, as the old Kyoto Protocol reality she sees all around her in Alaska. (which the United States never rati“This has the potential to be comfied) expires. pletely bipartisan,” says Pat Johnson, a Former Vice President Al Gore, tesSuffolk University student and president tifying on Capitol Hill in April for of the College Democrats of ACES, stressed the importance of getMassachusetts. “It doesn’t have to be ting the legislation done before ideological.” Copenhagen, to move the United Republican leaders have a strategy States in line with other countries. for presenting a reasonable opposition With high-profile advocates like Gore to environment and energy reform. leading them, Millennials are likely They intend to argue that the particular to view Copenhagen as a looming approach the Democrats are taking imperative. would be too costly. That’s a reasonMillennials’ faith in international able argument to counter the cooperation is extraordinarily high— Democrats’ initiatives. whether applied to stopping genocide But the loosest cannons in the in Darfur, or willingness to sit down Massachusetts Rep. Edward Markey, above, and California GOP—and they are legion—simply canwith rogue leaders—and is no differ- Rep. Henry Waxman, both Democrats, co-authored the not stick with the game plan. How can ent in this instance, according to those American Clean Energy and Security Act, which passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee May 21. No other they? Surveys show that solid majorities who study political attitudes. “That’s a serious climate bill has gone this far in the House. of Republicans believe that global warmvery big deal,” says della Volpe, “and ing is either a myth or, at most, a wildly that’s never going to change. Without overblown media creation. Those warming question.” national approach,” says Millenial Makeover deniers control the party, and their elected offiOf course, that’s also the Democrats’ safety author Winograd, “it could be a nail in the coffin cials can only go along with it. net for not mucking up this bill: Republicans for Republican credibility among Millennials.” As a result, prominent Republicans regularly these days loathe international cooperation, and

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spew inanities on climate change ready-made for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. And it only gets worse when you move beyond the elected Republicans. The most popular conservative talkshow hosts, publications, bloggers and pundits are almost unanimously dismissive of global warming, from columnist George F. Will, to Fox News superstar Glenn Beck, to bloggers at redstate.com. After the recent EPA announcement on regulating greenhouse gases, Jonah Goldberg, National Review contributor, Fox News analyst, book author and rising star of right-wing punditry, fumed on National Review Online, without irony, that, “A federal agency has decided that it has the power to regulate everything, including the air you breathe”—as if, under the Clean Air Act, the federal government has not been doing exactly that for the past four decades. To almost anyone under the age of 30, all of this is similar to watching cigarette executives insist that smoking isn’t harmful. “Younger voters get interested when they can choose sides,” says Rasky, and the Republicans are going to make that very easy. “You give them the opportunity, they’ll talk about drilling for oil, and how global warming isn’t really happening.” To Millennials, that rhetoric makes the GOP nothing more than obnoxious gas. This story first appeared in the Boston Phoenix. editor@missoulanews.com

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$$–$$$...$15 and over Ciao Mambo 541 S. Higgins Ave. 543-0377 Ciao Mambo, at the end of the Hip Strip on 4th and Higgins, serves up fresh, classic, immigrant style Italian food seven days a week. Terrific service and an extensive domestic and Italian wine list makes Ciao Mambo a hit for any occasion. Dinner only and take out service available. Ciaomambo.com or 543-0377. $$-$$$ 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. $$-$$$ 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 Bird Restaurant & Wine Bar 111 N. Higgins Ave. • 549-2906 A hidden culinary treasure in the Historic Florence Hotel. Treat yourself to a sensuous dining experience, service, cuisine and ambiance delivered with creative and elegant detail. Seasonal menus featuring the freshest ingredients. New wine bar open Monday - Saturday, 5:00 - 10:30. Enter through the Florence Building lobby. $$-$$$ Scotty’s Table 131 S. Higgins Ave. 549-2790 Share a meal on our park side patio or within the warm elegance of our location at the historic Wilma Building. Enjoy our seasonal menu of classic

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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. $$-$$$ Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine 549-7979 Corner of Pine & Higgins Located in beautiful Downtown Missoula, serving traditional Japanese cuisine and exquisite sushi. Sushi Hana offers a variety of traditional and local favorites, including nigiri-sushi, maki-sushi rolls and sashimi. In addition, we offer Tempura, Teriyaki and appetizers with a delicious assortment of sauces. Expanded selection of sakes, beer and wine. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. $$–$$$

$–$$...$5–$15 Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzone, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using “biga” (pronounced bee-ga) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Lunch and dinner, Mon.-Sat. $-$$ The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins Ave. 542-0002 Dine-In, Drive-Thru, Delivery... Truly a Missoula Find. Popular with the locals. Voted best Pizza. Everything from hand-tossed, thin-crust, stonedeck pizza to wild salmon burritos, free-range chicken, rice & noodle bowls, ribs, pasta, salads, soups & sandwiches, “Pizza by the Slice.” Local brews on tap and wine by the glass. Open every day for both lunch & dinner. $-$$ Catalyst Cafe and Espresso Bar 111 N Higgins • 542-1337 We're open 7 days a week at 7 AM. Serving breakfast, unbelievable espresso, and sumptuous lunch. Our menu

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uses local ingredients and varies seasonally. Try our renowned tomato-lime tortilla soup or freshly made pastries and desserts. $-$$

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Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave • 721-6033 Missoula “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, baked goods and an espresso bar til close. Mon thru Thurs 7am - 3pm Fri & Sat 7am - 3pm Sun 8am - 3pm. www.thinkfft.com $-$$

The Mustard Seed Asian Café Located outside Southgate Mall Paxson St. Entrance • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Take out & delivery available. $$–$$$.

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. $–$$ Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins • 541-4622 Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula’s best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. We also offer catering. www.justinshobnobcafe.com MC/V $-$$ HuHot Mongolian Grill 3521 Brooks • 829-8888 At HuHot you’ll find dozens of meats, seafood, noodles, vegetables and homemade sauces for the timid to the adventurous. Choose your favorites from the fresh food bars. You pick ‘em…we grill ‘em. We are as carnivore, vegetarian, diabetic, lo-salt and low-carb friendly as you want to be! Start with appetizers and end with desserts. You can even toast your own s’mores right at you table. A large selection of beer, wine and sake’ drinks available. Stop by for a great meal in a fun atmosphere. Kid and family friendly. Open daily at 11 AM. $-$$ 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,

Noodle Express 2000 W. Broadway • 541-7333 Featuring a mixture of non-traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Polynesian contemporary dishes. Phone ahead ordering is enhanced with a convenient PickUp window. $-$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don't feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ 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 $6.95. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $6.95. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Posh Chocolat 119 South Higgins 543-2566 Next to the Historic Wilma Building in downtown Missoula. The chocolate lovers paradise is now also a great place for lunch. With a total remodel, serving freshly made sweet and savory crepes, delicious quiches, soups, seasonal salads and artisanal European style pastries. And don't forget what's been keeping us busy since 2005; stop in and try our single origin, 100% Ecuadorian, hand crafted Truffles. www.poshchocolat.com. $-$$


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card. Get Gift Cards any time. Treat yourself to a 10minute vacation at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$

Wok-ee Mountain Asian Restaurant 11300 US Hwy 93, Lolo 273-9819 Brand new Thai & Chinese cuisine featuring original recipes. Specializing in curry. Extensive menu, vegetarian options and many soup options as well including Vietnamese style pho, Tom Yum, wonton and more. Wok-ee Mountain Asian Restaurant is perfect for take out or dine in. $-$$

eMpanadas 728-2030 www.empanadalady.com eMpanadas are back! Indulge in your favorites at the Clark Fork River Market this Saturday, 8am to 1pm and at Downtown Tonight, Caras Park, Thursdays, June-August 5:30-8:30pm. Baked to perfection with fresh, local ingredients,10 exquisite varieties of Argentine-style empanadas await you: Carne de búfalo, lamb, pollo, humita, and more.$

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Le Petit Outre 129 South 4th West 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $

Bucks Club 1805 Regent • 543-7436 Missoula’s best Food & Drink Values. 2-for-1 food specials daily. Eat the legend. Burgers for a buck. Over 1,000,000 sold. Great Breakfast served daily. If you go away hungry, don’t blame us. Mon.–Sat. Open 7 AM and Sunday 8 AM. $

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Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 37 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, the ultimate ice cream experience! Our smooth and creamy ice cream is made fresh daily using our secret recipe. Come in for our weekday specials. Get $5 off ice cream cakes with your business

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Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 Where Myrtle Avenue ends at Bernice's, a tiny bakery sits as a veritable landmark to those who enjoy homestyle baked goods, strong coffee, community, and a variety of delicious treats. Join us for lunch if you'd like. Crazy delicious. Crazy cheap. 30 years and still baking. Open Every Day 6AM to 8PM. $

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Bitterroot Valley Main Street Cafe 363-4567 upstairs 217 Main St. Hamilton Danielle Dupuy presents...A little taste of France in the Bitterroot. Serving Gourmet French American Cuisine. Lunch Board: Tuesday through Friday 11:30 to 2pm. Dinner A La Carte: Tuesday through Saturday 5 to 9pm. Reservations Accepted. For special events (business meetings, birthdays, baby showers, etc.) please call Chef Jason Tenesch.

Whitefish Café Kandahar 406-862-6247 A George’s Distributing fine wine tasting, a Café Kandahar 7 course wine dinner, Kandahar Lodge luxurious accommodations and an Andy Blanton champagne brunch come together May 14-15 for a “Not To Be Missed” event. Meet & greet with the winemakers. Full package $299 for two. Call 406-862-6247 for limited tickets.

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by Ari LeVaux

Radical radish cookery I used to keep radishes for all the wrong reasons. In the garden, I planted them because they grow quickly and I wanted to harvest something, anything, as soon as possible. I’d buy radishes out of pity during the early weeks of the farmers’ market, at the sight of sorry farmers languishing behind tables of radish bunches, with little else for sale. I’d bring a bunch home, with a half-baked plan like, “I’ll put them in a salad.” Sound familiar? Was your last radish floating in leftover dressing at the bottom of a salad bowl? Was it untouched garnish? Shriveled in your compost pile? Raw radish is too pungent for most people, and few understand how delicious it can be if you cook it—which turns the spicy bitterness into an earthy sweetness. My favorite methods of radish cookery are: without pork, with pork and pickled. Without pork Radish leaves are edible, and cooking the leaves and bulb together creates radish-onradish juxtapositions of flavor and texture. This recipe works best with long and slender varieties, like icicle or French Breakfast, and is a great way to use small radishes thinned from your garden. ( You can follow this recipe with large, round radishes too, but you must chop the leaves and slice the bulb.) Wash a bunch of whole radishes, with the leaves still attached. Cut off the spindly taproot at the bottom of each bulb. Heat a combination of butter and olive oil in a pan. Sauté the radishes slowly on medium heat without stirring. After five minutes, the leaves will flatten against the bottom of the pan and begin to crisp, while the bulb begins turning slightly translucent. Add a shot of sherry or white wine to loosen anything sticky, and carefully flip the radishes. Now add a few sliced garlic cloves and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Cook until the garlic browns. The leaves become melt-in-your-mouth crispy, like the small legs of soft shell crabs. The

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Watering my garlic, CFF. I planted it last fall, before learning I’d be spending the next few years in New Mexico. This spring the cloves dutifully sprouted, and quickly grew to about 20 inches as of last week. Although garlic needs a lot of water, irrigation is seldom necessary in Missoula until late May, when the spring rains diminish. So I planned my recent trip to coincide with setting up soaker hoses in my garlic so my housemates can water it for me.

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With bacon My first-ever positive experience with cooked radish was in Bhutan. I had to go around the world to discover a trick that’s completely obvious, but it was worth it. Technically, there’s no bacon in Bhutan. But there is phag-sha, which means “pork dried in cold air.” Cut from pork belly, like bacon, phagsha isn’t cured with anything but the mountain

breeze, and there’s usually a layer of pig skin on one edge of the slab. Pig skin is flavorless, extremely chewy, and contains the occasional coarse belly hair. Pig skin isn’t necessary for bringing out the best in radishes, and neither is phagsha. Bacon works just fine, and so does any other kind of pork, cut into small pieces. Unless the pork is very fatty, start with some oil in the pan, like grapeseed or safflower, and some cut pork. Cook on medium heat, stirring often, until the meat is nicely browned on all sides. Add water if it starts to stick. When the pork is browned, add a bunch of sliced radishes, a chopped onion, and as many sliced hot peppers as you desire, seeds removed according to your heat tolerance. Season with salt.

Cook slowly for 15 minutes on low/med with the lid on, stirring often and add water if it starts to dry up. Add chopped ginger and green onion when it’s almost done, stir-fry a bit longer, and serve with rice. Pickles ’n’ Pad Thai Putting up a few quarts of pickled radishes early in the season is a nice way to get warmed up for when pickling season begins in earnest during the summer’s dog days. Use a brine that’s two parts water, one part cider vinegar, one part white wine vinegar, and enough sugar to taste—just enough to soften the edge of the vinegar, but not overly sweet. Trim the leaves and taproot and pack the radishes into clean, sterile quart jars after adding a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of mustard seeds to each jar. Follow the pickling instructions that come with the Mason jar lids. In three weeks your radishes will be pickled and ready to snack on, or serve alongside a rich meal, like steak. Pickled radish can also be cooked, and one of the best-known examples of pickled radish cookery is Pad Thai, a stir-fried noodle dish from Thailand. Boil, strain, rinse and set aside some rice noodles. In a hot wok with a 1/4inch puddle of oil on the bottom, brown a mess of chopped garlic, then add cubed tofu (or chicken, or other meat) and chopped pickled radish. As the proteins cook they’ll release water; keep stirring the sputtering pile until everything is cooked. Then pour in one or two beaten eggs. When the eggs start to set up, add soy sauce and stir it all around to break up the eggs into fragments. Then stir in the noodles, along with bean sprouts, chives and ground peanuts. When everything’s hot and mixed, remove from heat and garnish with more bean sprouts, chives, ground peanuts and a slice or two of lime. Now that you’re ready to roll with radishes, you can buy them and plant them for all the right reasons. Just remember to keep that radish out of the raw dish.

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juicy flesh of the bulb, meanwhile, becomes soft and sweet.

Unfortunately, the precipitation this spring was light, and it would have been better if I’d arrived a week earlier; the week before I arrived was hot and dry. Also stunting progress was the fact that my soil was light on mulch and organic matter, both of which would have helped my soil retain water. The upshot: As soon as I was able to pull my face out of my neighbor’s lilacs, I ascertained that my garlic patch was kicking ass compared to anyone else’s in town—as usual—except for the patch tended by my neighbor and nemesis, El Camino. His garlic had about four inches on mine, at least above ground.

But it’s below ground that counts, and to bring a productive harvest in July, I did a little first aid. After laying the soaker hoses I added another layer of straw mulch above them, to keep every drop of irrigation water in the soil. I also sprayed a solution of Alaska brand liquid fish emulsion onto the plants. It made the garden smell like a wharf, and will hopefully give my garlic a little pick-up. If my housemates turn the water on regularly for the next month, there’s an outside chance I’ll catch El Camino. Send your food and garden queries to flash@flashinthepan.net


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If your toddler’s movement seems kind of, well, stale, bring them to Creative Movement Class every Thu. at 3:15 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Call 541-7240 for pricing. If art loses hands-down to video games, then the Missoula Public Library’s your gig, where Game On! invites teen gamers to play on the big screen and mow snacks at 3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-BOOK. As our local air regulations are on the verge of changing, the Missoula City-County Health Department is holding an Open House—note: not a public hearing, as that takes place June 18—from 4–7 PM in the Lolo Community Center. Call 258-4755. Even those without a bun in the oven will benefit when the Happy Mama Prenatal Center, 736 S. First St. W., presents a lowimpact Community Yoga Class every Thu. at 4:15 PM. $5 suggested donation.

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Put a smile on your face and a tune in your head—join guitarist Craig Wickham every Thu. from 5–7 PM at Red’s Wines & Blues Well-placed microphones conceal the fact that Joe Queer has no left nostril. See what I in Kalispell. Free. Call 755-9463.

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Thus begins the Missoula Healthy Indian Families Consortium’s two-day “Breaking the Cycle of Violence, Restoring the Circle of Care” Training Conference: Wa l k i n g To g e t h e r — Th e Pa t h O f

Traditional Healing, with sessions beginning at 8:30 AM at the Holiday Inn-Downtown at the Park. $60/$35 per day, lunch provided. Visit mhifc.org, or call 251-4449. The Children’s Museum of Missoula, 225 W. Front St., enlightens your pack of feral spawn as the Watershed Education Network makes a special visit during World of Wonders at 3 PM. $4.25/Free for members. Call 541-7529.

nightlife It’s time for dinner and a show with several hundred friends as Caras Park hosts this week’s Downtown ToNight at 5:30 PM, a celebration with food vendors, kids’ activities by Bitterroot Gymnastics and music by Salsa Loca. Free. Call 543-4238. end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., June 5, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to Comrade Calendar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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All genres are encouraged—excepting, perhaps, death metal—every Thu. at 5:30 PM at Tangled Tones Music Studio, 2005 1/2 South Ave. W., where musicians bring their noise makers and synergy builds a joyful sound during the Tangled Tones Pickin’ Circle. Free. Call 396-3352. Father and son team Daryl and Sam Forslund bust out some authentic Chicago-style bus stop blues as Sour D and the Pipecleaner play Hamilton’s Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St., at 6 PM. Free. Call 363-7468. When you blend optical pleasure with frozen cow emissions, you’ve got the 14th annual Spring Show of Student Artwork and Ice Cream Social at Whitefish’s Stumptown Art Studio, 145 Central Ave., which begins at 6 PM and includes drawings, paintings, collage, printmaking, pottery and sculpture. Free. Call 862-5929 or visit stumptownartstudio.org. They’ve set the precedent for preemptive art: Whitefish Gallery Nights—one featured gallery is the Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery, where the exhibit Animals, Vegetables, & ... Horns features watercolor work by Judy Cockrell—gives art lovers what they want from 6–9 PM. Free. Call 863-ARTS or visit whitefish gallerynights.org. You’re invited to dance as though nobody’s watching—but, come on, we all know they’re watching—as the Teranga Arts School, 2926 S. Third St. W., hosts another sesh of Ecstatic Dance at 6 PM. Cover TBA. E-mail ecstaticdancers @gmail.com. The valley’s haven for year-round thrashers, Fiftytwo Skatepark, on El Way past the Missoula Airport, hosts Girls’ Skate Club Night every Thu. at 6 PM, which means girls skate for free. Guys are welcome, but should plan on parting with a few bucks. Call 542-6383. Learn how to support your child’s transition into kindergarten with WORD’s five-week series “The ABC’s of Kindergarten Readiness,” which begins at 6:30 PM every Thu. through June 11. Free., and childcare is available. RSVP 543-3550, ext. 255. YMusic presents a concert by the exuberant Missoula Coyote Choir, which welcomes another youth choir, the Meadowlark Singers, to join them on stage in their first public appearance at 7 PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. $10. Call 721-YMCA. Lake Missoula Cellars, 5646 W. Harrier, hosts a Local Artist Showcase at 7 PM, where dropins are always welcome. Free. Call 541-8463. Stop in to Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway, and sign yourself up for a slot in advance of this evening’s

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7 PM Open Mic Night, where sassy musicians fill their 20-minute slots with all manners of delights. Free. Call 543-2549 or visit zootownbrew.com. Come to The Cottage Inn in Kila for a 7 PM Irish jam session and stay for the weekly cribbage tournament at the world famous home of “Turbo Crib.” Free. Call 755-4572. If your normal swing spot’s become jam-packed with losers, head to the Eagle’s Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W., where swing lessons begin every Thu. at 7 PM and the dance party gets going in earnest at 8. $5. Bring your axe—or banjer for you backwoods types—and reminisce about music’s goodle days at the weekly Old Timey Music Sessions at Free Cycles, 732 S. First St. W., every Thu. at 7:30 PM. Free. Call 726-3765 or 880-6834. The real hip hop is over here: The Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., gives you something to pop and lock about every Tue. at 8 PM during Hip Hop Class. Call 541-7240 for pricing. Bring your instruments of entertainment, but leave the drum kits at home, as Polson’s East Shore Smoke House, half a mile north of the Finley Point turnoff on Highway 35, hosts a weekly “semiunplugged” Blues Jam from 8–11 PM. Free. Call 887-2096. Bowling and karaoke go together during Solid Sound Karaoke at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING. If you believe the message hidden in my Greek coffee grounds, then you better believe Acshin Slaxx plays Lolo Hot Springs with Bozeman’s Archers Mob at 9 PM. Cover TBA. Call 570-5553. The heavens open, the price of well drinks plummets and a tsunami of pure unabashed booty dancing hails your arrival every Thu. at the Badlander, where Dead Hipster DJ Night rewards you with rock, indie, krunk, pop and more at 9 PM. $2. Join the ranks of the Missoula Metal Militia, led by the DJs Hot Pocket and Uranus, at the Palace Lounge at 9 PM. $3. Join Sandy Bradford and Mark Souhrada when they host the jam at Los Caporales in Columbia Falls at 9 PM. Call 892-5025. Missoula’s most ballady balladeer, Russ Nasset, graciously picks up a gig at the Old Post Pub, playing every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free. Landslide hosts open mic night at the Bandit Saloon in Columbia Falls every Thu. and Tue. night, starting at 9 PM. Free. Bassackwards Karaoke turns your world underside-up every Thu. at 9 PM at Deano’s Casino on Airway Boulevard. Free. Call 531-8327.

Before they melt into the scene at this weekend’s Love Your Mother Earth Festival at Lolo Hot Springs, the funky Holden Young Trio warms up a bit at 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA. Call 728-9865.

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Help the Montana Human Rights Network change the scope of America’s healthcare debate when you craft your own catchy sign and rally for single-payer healthcare at noon at the Baucus field office, 218 E. Front St. Free. Call 442-5506, ext. 15. Putting a new twist on the term “Green Brownies,” the Third Annual Love Your Mother Earth Festival kicks off a solid 72 hours of hot spring-soaking, tentpitching, organic food-grubbing, demonstration-attending and music-listening, with over 50 bands and DJs on 4 stages, including a geodesic dome and poolside tunes, at Lolo Hot Springs. A free shuttle helps you leave your eco-footprint back in town, but keep the dogs and kegs locked up at home. $55/ $40 advance. Call 273-2290 or 531-3975, and visit earthbound productions.org. Get outta Missoula before the art hits the fan: Head west to Superior, where registration for the two-day Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show, which takes place on the Old School lawn, 150 River St., begins at 2 PM today, continues at 8 AM on Sat., June 6, and concludes—as do all things worth our time—with a 5 PM pig roast dinner and award ceremony. Free. Call 240-2003. The Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., gets the drop on all those paint-sniffing “insiders” when their Art Show runs from 3–6 PM today, and from 10 AM– 3 PM on Sat., June 6. Free. Call 543-7154. If high school English class isn’t exactly nurturing your inner poet, bring all that angsty verbiage to the Missoula Public Library every Fri. when the Teen Writing Group meets at 4:30 PM. Free. Call 721-BOOK. The Montana Museum of Art & Culture, housed within UM’s PARTV Center, hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Hooked on Walter Hook, which features a retrospective of 30 years of the artist’s varied work, from 5–7 PM. The exhibit remains until July 18. Call 243-2019. A new First Friday tradition is born, as the Old Post Pub presents live outdoor music on their deck by the Wartime Blues at 7 PM. Free. If the visuals are starting to freak you out, head into Fact & Fiction,


220 N. Higgins Ave., from 5–7 PM, where mellow author Sneed B. Collard III reads from and signs Double Eagle and others among his catalog. Free. Call 721-2881. La Parrilla, 130 W. Broadway, hosts an opening reception from 5–8 PM for the exhibit Birds and Landscapes, which features the fine-art photography of Jay Cross and Eugene Beckes. Free. Call 721-2180. You can cover more art ground once you ditch the little ball ‘n’ chains at the ZACC, 235 N. First St., where Kids’ First Friday begins at 5 PM and features pottery painting, pizza and an end-of-the-evening show of their work when you return. $15. Call 549-7555. Missoula native and “New Yorker” cover artist M. Scott Miller returns home just in time to unveil his piece “Night and Day” during a First Friday reception with the man himself—as well as the mayor—at the Engen for Mayor Campaign Office, 137 E. Main St. Free. Natural forms, like rocks, trees and streams, are brilliantly represented by painter Jennifer Bardsley, whose exhibit Conceptual Montana Landscape & Elements opens at 5 PM at Paradigm v2 Architects, 125.5 W. Main St. Free. The Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave., offers what one might call “props” to Tom Gilleon, David Mensing, Caleb Meyer, Robert Moore, Davi Nelson, Nicholas O b e r l i n g , Pa r v i n , R o b e r t Schlegel, Carol Spielman, Francis Switzer, R. David Wilson and Theodore Waddell when the exhibit People’s Choice: The All Star Show opens at 5 PM. Free. Call 721-3154. The Missoula Art Museum hosts an opening reception from 5–8 PM for the exhibition kerri rosenstein by Kerri Rosenstein, and beginning at 7, guests can take one of the many hand-painted, rose-colored stones from the exhibit and redistribute them into the wilds of Mother Nature. Free. Call 7280447. (See Scope in this issue.)

of a Japanese imperial lady-in-waiting at 5 PM at the New West Offices, 415 N. Higgins Ave., as she presents the 12-work exhibit The Pillow Book of Sei ShOnagon: Disintegration and Enduring Wisdom. Free.

SPOTLIGHT no place like home The landscape of post-graduation life can seem like a vast and frightening borderland, a place filled with questions and pressing needs and very few outstretched hands offering aid. Which is why so many college grads move back into their parents’ place. In that sense, the show opening Friday at the reborn Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) Gallery by recent graduates Jeffrey Scott French and Steve Stockin can bring to mind hatchlings returning to the nest.

WHAT: Day 231: Hidden Lake and Ghost Town Girls WHEN: Fri., June 5, 5 PM WHERE: RMSP Gallery, 216 N. Higgins Ave. HOW MUCH: Free The analogy breaks down once we see that these two artists are anything but downy helplessness incarnate. In the 231 days since their matriculation from RMSP’s Career Training program—back when the gallery was called “Saintonge”—French and Stockin have been busy. Cast your gaze on “Hidden Lake,” the 20-by-5 installation of 159 individual images that knit together into a larger mountain vista.

Revel in the daily ephemera of island culture as Alan Graham McQuillan presents his exhibit The Streets of London from 5–8 PM at Big Sky Embroidery, 610 S. Higgins Ave. Free. The Butterfly Herbs Art Wall proudly displays the surreal paintings and ink drawings of John Ryan beginning at 5 PM. Free. Release the downtown safety blanket, people: Healthy Hummingbird Massage & Healing Art Center, 725 W. Alder St. in the Warehouse Mall, presents an array of Montana artists’ oil paintings, lino-cuts, portraits and pottery from 5–9 PM. Free. Enter the Children’s Museum of Missoula, 225 W. Front St., for free

Oil and pastel representations of people, local landscapes and thematic still life works by Teresa Garland Warner grace the vertical surfaces of JElaine’s Boutique, 311 N. Higgins Ave., from 5–8 PM. Free. Five students from Salish Kootenai College instructor and photographer David J. Spear—that’d b e H i l i a r y I n n e r b i c h l e r, Christopher C. Morigeau, Mary Rose Morigeau, Trisha Ollinger and Leslie Camel-Stewart—present an opening reception for the show The Light of Black & White at 5 PM at Polson’s Grey Leaf Gallery, 49483 Highway 93. Free.

Detail of “Hidden Lake” by Jeffrey Scott French.

Reminiscent of a huge fly eyeball, the conglomeration highlights our brains’ amazing capacity to make sense of a world that’s too big to see all at once. Stockin’s portion of the show involves his love of the B-movie, and the style of their odd promotional materials. He’s created a series of posters for the fictional flick Ghost Town Girls, which draw the mind to wonder what nefarious plots these ladies of the night have in store. Alas, until there’s a full-length motion picture, we’ve got these static lovelies to enjoy.

Looking for a varied buzz? Try a weekly wine tasting at the Loft of Missoula, 119 W. Main St., where the sweet juice of divinity begins flowing at 5:15 PM every Fri. $10.

In inaugurating an annual show featuring former students, the RSMP Gallery proves quite the mama bird, offering her brood a worm or two and a nice firm launch pad.

from 5–9 PM, as they host a First Friday 4 Kids event. Call 541-PLAY. The extra strong wine and the super sweet cookies are no match for the expansive New York-based street photography of visual artist/dancer Matthew Murphy, which you can check out at 5 PM at Betty’s Divine, 521 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 721-4777. The Big Sky’s this man’s oyster: Native Missoulian and retired North Carolina State University faculty member Marvin Soroos presents Montana Impressions, an exhibit of his acrylic landscape paintings, from 5–8 PM at Bernice’s Bakery. Free. The Rocky Mountain School of

Feast your soul on the new oil paintings of Laura Blaker, which go on display at 5:30 PM at 210 N. Higgins Ave., Ste. 218. Free.

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Photography Gallery, 216 N. Higgins Ave., welcomes two former students—Jeffrey Scott French and Steve Stockin—back into its warm bosom for the two-month joint show Day 231: Hidden Lake and Ghost Town Girls, which opens at 5 PM. Free. (See Spotlight in this issue.) Celebrate the face-melting feng shui of a new location for Bitter Root Acupuncture & Herbarium, 140 S. Fourth St. W., #3, with a First Friday show of local artisan jewelry by Cloud Wisp and blues guitar by Willfree at 5 PM. Free. Call 541-2281. Local artist Karen McAlister Shimoda breathes life, as well as decay, into the millenia-old words

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Minimum wage art lovers flock to C o m p u t e r C e n t r a l , 13 6 E . Broadway, where an exhibit of Gonzo Art Cards by IMUR Art Mad Studio begins at 5:30 PM, features live entertainment and opening night extras and, in the words of one observer, “will be surreal.” Free.

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Don’t miss the Belly Tent Dance Studio’s Hipsy Gypsy Dance Troupe, which sways and sashays from 9 AM–1 PM—with a special noon performance—by the Missoula Saturday Market, aka the “People’s Market,” on East Pine Street. Free. Call 531-3000.

whose ink and watercolor illustrations and oil paintings—known collectively as Urban Landscapes— lively up the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., from 6–8 PM. Free. DJ Brand One treats your ears while the Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Show treats your eyes from 6–9 PM at the Badlander. Free.

If you’re south of Missoula, your weekly dose of freshness awaits at the Hamilton Farmers Market, which opens at 9 AM every Sat. through Oct. 3 on Bedford Street near the Ravalli County Museum. Free. Call 961-0004.

The fine dining is boosted up a couple of notches when Ryan Bundy plays at 6:30 PM at The Keep. Free. The indefatigable Isaac M. offers an evening of original acoustic music at the Hangin Art Gallery and Coffee House in Arlee at 7 PM. Free. Call 726-5005. Support the efforts of Sustainable Living Systems as your mind wanders amid the soft notes of the Backyard Recorder Consort, as they blow tunes from the Renaissance, Baroque and even contemporary periods, during a 7:30 PM concert at Hamilton’s First Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Main St. $8/$5 seniors and under 12/admission includes refreshm e n t s . C a l l 9 61- 4 970 o r 642-3604.

For those of us with less-than-stellar balance, backpacks are where it’s at. Elizabeth Hughes Bass’ “Swakopmund Street” is part of her Urban Landscapes exhibit, which opens at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., at 6 PM on Fri., June 5. Free. Call 541-7240.

Your guess may in fact be better than mine: The Chereal Show plays Lake Missoula Cellars, 5646 W. Harrier, at 7:30 PM. $5. Call 541-8463. A local film about a local pastime screens in a local institution as Going With The Flow airs at 7:30 PM at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave., with live music by Stein and the One and Onlys at 9 PM. Also, there’s word on craigslist about a midnight show, but you didn’t hear it from me. $4. Amnesia plays a central role in the dysfunctional family comedy Fuddy Meers, which is presented by the Whitefish Theatre Company at 7:30 PM in Whitefish’s O’Shaughnessy Center. $18/$16 students and seniors. Call 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org Thrill to the extraordinary story of postal clerk Herb and librarian Dorothy, an ordinary couple of modest means who’ve managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history, as the Big Sky Film Series screens Herb and Dorothy at 7:30 PM in the Wilma Theatre. Free. (See Film in this issue.) Live music of an unspecified nature shakes things up at 8 PM at The Raven in Bigfork, 39 Orchard Lane, which should add some spice to the Walleye Fish Fry as well. Visit sleepeatdrink.com. Harness the power of monthly cycles when Red Moon plays the Missoula Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W., at 8 PM. Free. Call 207-0498. Caller Lynn Strobel and Cuer Gerri Roy keep everyone in perfect 90-degree alignment when the Lolo Dance Center presents a Mountain Mixer from 8–10 PM. Cover TBA. Call 273-0652 or 273-0141. Get your fill of Grateful Dead-influenced hippy-tonk from the mountains as the Canyon Creek Ramblers tear up the Craggy Range Bar in Whitefish at 9 PM. Free.

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Hot ‘n’ slick bluegrass from Bozeman flavors the Badlander as the infamous Bridger Creek Boys mount more than just the stage at 9 PM. $5.

Do your best to resist their dark and hypnotic magic when Tom Catmull and the Clerics play Sean Kelly’s at 9:30 PM. Cover TBA. Call 542-1471.

It’s time for an all-request video dance party to celebrate the week’s end: Feelgood Friday featuring hip hop video remixes with The Tallest DJ in America at 9 PM at The Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway. Free. Call 543-5678.

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.

Belt out a few bars of somethin’ sexy at East Missoula’s Reno Casino and Cafe’s karaoke night, brought to you by Karaoke by Figmo, every Fri. and Sat. night at 9 PM. Free. Be thankful that the freedom to speak includes the freedom to sing when you sidle up to the mic at karaoke night at the VFW, kicking off at 9 PM. Free. Paint your eardrums with a palette of hip hop, funk, house, techno and more when Friday Night Delights delights the Palace Lounge at 9 PM. Free. Get your freak on at AmVets Club, where DJ DC rocks dance music at 9 PM. Free. Release your inner Kool Moe Dee when Larry’s Six Mile Casino and Cafe in Huson presents an evening with Grayhound Karaoke at 9 PM. Free. Call 546-8978. Bring yourself and your case of the shakes to Fatt Boys Bar & Grille in Kalispell, where the Rockaholics swear they can quit anytime at 9 PM. Free. Call 752-8111. You’ll feel like a chip off the old pistol as Son of a Gun plays Florence’s High Spirits at 9 PM. Free. The Third Annual Love Your Mother Earth Festival continues at Lolo Hot Springs. A free shuttle helps you leave your eco-footprint back in town, but keep the dogs and kegs locked up at home. $55/$40 advance. Call 273-2290 or 531-3975, and visit earthboundproductions.org. I swear I didn’t simply duplicate the May first entry: Russ Nasset and the Revelators shine the light of truth on your high-steppin’ footwork at the Union Club at 9:30 PM. Free.

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Whatever they’ve got for sale, I’m sure they’ll “hook you up”: The Singles of Missoula Yard Sale begins at 8 AM at 630 Marshall St. and features antiques, plants, art, clothing, tools, toys and more, with a portion of proceeds—hmmm, vague...—going to Relay for Life. Call 541-7577.

Your heart, the planet and your farmerneighbors give thanks every Sat. from 8 AMnoon as you head down to the Clark Fork River Market (clarkforkriver market.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. And 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. While the start time’s still up in the air, the sense of altruism will be palpable: Join the thousands taking part in National Trails Day when you help out with a Mount Sentinel Trail Project. Meet at the “M” trailhead, and e-mail marilyn.marler@umontana.edu for more info. Enjoy a weekly dose of playful, happy and fantastic cardiovascular exercise when you bring yourself to the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., for Saturday Morning Nia every Sat. at 9 AM. $10. Call 360-8763 or 541-7240.

To keep overhead low and encourage interactions and friendships, the Missoula Community Food Co-op, 1500 Burns St. on the westside, is open only to members EXCEPT from 10 AM–3 PM on the first Sat. of every month, when Public Shop offers you a chance to stock up on fresh and local food, taste samples and learn more about how easy–and affordable–it is to become a member. Free. Call 728-2369.

And should you not want to enter the fray of the farmers’ markets, your choice is clear: The Western Montana Growers Cooperative offers a 30-week share in their Community Supported Agriculture program, with each week bringing fresh veggies and storage crops for the winter. Additional items— dairy, eggs and meat—can be ordered along with your weekly veggies. $26/week. Call 544-6135 or e-mail montanacsa@ hotmail.com. Alison Laundrie gets you in shape and provides a few moments away from your spawn every Sat. at 11 AM during a Pilates class at Sunflower Montessori School, 1703 S. Fifth St. W. $10 includes childcare. RSVP 214-7247. Practice your rapid eye movement when you check out all that’s new during a Twenty Minute Tour every Sat. at noon at the Missoula Art Museum. Free. Call 728-0447. This time they really mean it: Join fun guy Larry Evans for a Springtime Mushroom Hunt from 1–5 PM at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. $25/$20 members. Call 327-0405. Seamlessly blend East and West when Kimberlee Jensen Stedl hosts Shake Rattle & Pose: A Savory Taste of Yoga Dance Fusion at 1 PM at the Women’s Club, 2105 Bow St. $16/$14 advance. Call 728-4410. Unless you’re a dude, that is. Here’s your first chance of the day to catch Feeling the Missing, an actor’s showcase of six monologues by local playwright Jennifer Johnson, at 4 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. W. Donations welcome. Call 381-4432. Stevensville’s newest brewery—Blacksmith Brewing Company, 114 Main St.—hopes you’ll wash down that beer with a show by comedo-singer-songwriter John Dunnigan at 5 PM. Free. Call 777-0680.

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Misdelphia and Dropout Delight play at 7 PM. $7. Amnesia plays a central role in the dysfunctional family comedy Fuddy Meers, which is presented by the Whitefish Theatre Company at 7:30 PM in Whitefish’s O’Shaughnessy Center. $18/$16 students and seniors. Call 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org Here’s your second chance of the day to catch Feeling the Missing, an actor’s showcase of six monologues by local playwright Jennifer Johnson, at 8 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. W. Donations welcome. Call 381-4432. Arrive early for the 8 PM sign-up—and to down a few jitter-killing drinks—as Frenchtown’s Alcan Bar and Cafe hosts the weekly Saturday Night Open Jam with Jimmy Falcon and Sam Massa at 9. Free.

If last night’s Union Club listing seemed like a straight rip-off from last month, check this one out: Be sure to wear your largest tengallon chapeau as wave upon wave of local swing tunes from Shane Clouse and Stomping Ground pound the shores of the Union Club at 9:30 PM. 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.

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Harness the power of monthly cycles when Red Moon plays the Missoula Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W., at 8 PM. Free. Call 207-0498.

You’re hereby invited to Hamilton’s Carriage House, 310 N. Fourth St., every Sun. at 9 AM, in order that you might bear witness to Rev. Kathianne Lewis’ message from the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle. Free. Call 375-9996.

Caller Lynn Strobel and Cuer Gerri Roy keep everyone in perfect 90-degree alignment when the Lolo Dance Center presents a Mountain Mixer from 8–10 PM. Cover TBA. Call 273-0652 or 273-0141.

Sunday brunch at 10 AM with jazz from Three of a Kind is classy so don’t just roll out of bed and head into the Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern, located in the Hilton Garden Inn at 3720 N. Reserve Street. Free.

Solid Sound Karaoke proves that music can also be a liquid or a gas, but never plasma, at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING.

You’re invited to wrestle with the claims of Jesus in an open and accepting environment every Sun. at 10 AM, when All Souls Missoula meets on the third floor of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Visit allsoulsmissoula.org.

Another inexplicable showcase of local talent graces the Badlander at 9 PM as the Rock Lovely Entertainment Party coats the spot in lovely rock and entertainment. Cover TBA. The Frenchtown Club, 15155 Demers St., lets the karaoke genie out of the bottle at 9 PM. Turn south after taking exit 89 from I90. Free. Call 370-3200. Feel free to perform during karaoke night at 9 PM at the VFW, but do your best not to bellow, as people are trying to eat pizza next door. Free. If you get nervous in front of crowds, just imagine they’re all naked at East Missoula’s Reno Casino and Cafe’s karaoke night, brought to you by Karaoke by Figmo at 9 PM. Free. You can expect just about anything—except smoke—when the Palace Lounge, 147 W. Broadway, presents CUE with DJ Hickey at 9 PM every Sat. Free. Bring yourself and your case of the shakes to Fatt Boys Bar & Grille in Kalispell, where the Rockaholics swear they can quit anytime at 9 PM. Free. Call 752-8111. You’ll feel like a chip off the old pistol as Son of a Gun plays Florence’s High Spirits at 9 PM. Free. The Third Annual Love Your Mother Earth Festival continues at Lolo Hot Springs. A free shuttle helps you leave your eco-footprint back in town, but keep the dogs and kegs locked up at home. $55/$40 advance. Call 273-2290 or 5313975, and visit earthboundproductions.org. You’re a diva on the dance floor: AmVets Club offers up DJ DC and his dance music at 9 PM. Free. Bark our way through a cosmological tuniverse as Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs play Sean Kelly’s at 9:30 PM. Cover TBA. Call 542-1471. (See Noise in this issue.)

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If you like singing in small groups in a playful and meditative environment, you’ll love Song Circle, which meets at 6:30 PM every first, third and fifth Sun. of the month at Unity Church of Missoula, 546 South Ave. Free. Call 258-3863. The weekend isn’t over until you wrap it up with Jam Night at the Finish Line, 153 Meridian Road in Kalispell, where Landslide hosts at 8 PM. Free. Call 257-0248. Euchre is one of those games that goes great with beer because you can tell what the cards look like even if your vision is a little blurry. See what I mean, or try to anyway, tonight at Sean Kelly’s just-for-fun Euchre Tournament at 8 PM. Free. Kick off the latter hours of your day of rest when the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night welcomes saints and sinners alike with live jazz by the Sam White Quartet and spun sounds by DJ Gary Stein from 8:30 PM–midnight. Free, and the martinis are priced to move. Punk music finally breaks out of Maine as Outbreak thrashes the paint off the Palace Lounge walls at 9 PM, with a little help from Suicide Victim, Arrested Adolescence and the Thug Nasties. $6/$8 under 21. Hear ye, hear ye: AmVets Club offers a new spin on karaoke night, and it’s known as “Jheryoake.” Delve into the mystery at 9 PM, when Happy Hour gets the crowd loose until 10. Free. The Third Annual Love Your Mother Earth Festival moves into its final night at Lolo Hot Springs. A free shuttle helps you leave your eco-footprint back in town, but keep the dogs and kegs locked up at home. $55/$40 advance. Call 273-2290 or 5313975, and visit earthboundproductions.org.

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In exactly one week, the first session of the Garden City Montessori Arts & Adventure Program begins, so if you want your young to be exposed to two months of themed weeks that involved creativity, play, visual arts and adventure in the outdoors, call 240-0290, or visit the school at 3035 S. Russell St. $150 per week/$1,100 for two months. You’ve precious little time before the registration deadline for Y Music Summer Camps, so unless you want to continue to raise that brood of tonally impeded offspring, get in touch with the good folks at the Y. Prices vary, so call 721-YMCA or visit ymcamissoula.org. World Rhythm Youth Hand Drumming Class for kids aged 5–7 takes place at the Tangled Tones Music Studio, 2005 South Ave. W. every Mon. at 4:30 PM. $30 per month/drum rental: $15 per month. RSVP 396-3352 or visit tangledtones.com. Beginning World Fusion Bellydance takes place every Mon. at 5:30 PM at the Belly Tent Dance Studio, 2016 Strand Ave. Beginners are more than welcome. $7. Call 531-3000.

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I’m pretty sure that truck’s running a late-yellow light. Caleb Meyer’s “North Higgins” is featured as part of the Dana Gallery’s People’s Choice: The All Star Show, which includes work from 12 well-known local artists and opens at 5 PM on Fri., June 5. Free. Call 721-3154.

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Before locking yourself into a 30-year commitment, lock yourself into three days of First Time Homebuyer Classes, which begin at 6 PM at Hamilton’s Human Resource Council, 316 N. Third St., and run through Wed., June 10. $20 covers materials. RSVP 363-1444, ext. 5. What reason have you got for lying around the house watching the tube when Florence’s High Spirits offers Free Pool at 6 PM? Free. Call 273-9992. Intermediate Gothic Fusion Bellydance takes place every Mon. at 6:30 PM at the Belly Tent Dance Studio, 2016 Strand Ave. Beginners are more than welcome. $7. Call 531-3000. Get this: Every Mon., Lolo’s Square Dance Center, 9555 Highway 12, begins with

beginners’ lessons at 6:30 PM and then moves into full square dance party mode at 8. First two beginners’ sessions free/$4 thereafter. Call 273-0141. Hopefully, the audience demands a live demonstration at 7 PM, when sex educator Deborah Sundahl offers a reading, discussion and Q & A session on her book, Female Ejaculation & the G-Spot: Not Your Mother’s Orgasm Book! at Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Free. Call 549-9010. You’ve got another chance to connect the dots this evening when the VFW hosts bingo at 7 PM. Free. Sharpen your skills at wrangling words into novels, poetry, short fictions and non-fiction when you enroll in one of several sixw e e k s a l o n - s t y l e 4 0 6 Wr i t e r s Workshops, which meet at 7 PM on Mon., Tue. or Wed., depending. $150/six-week w o r k s h o p . C a l l 4 9 3 - 074 6 o r v i s i t 406writersworkshop.com. Experience momentum, balance, and timing tuned with a strong drummer-dancer connection every Mon. at 7:30 PM with West African Sabar dance class at the Teranga Arts School, 2926 S. Third St. W., across from Hawthorne Elementary. $10. Call 721-3854 and drum up directions at terangaarts.googlepages.com. Start down the path that ends in a Las Vegas dressing room every Mon. at 8:30 PM when the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., presents Show Girl 101. Call 541-7240 for pricing. Trace the evolution of punk back a solid 20+ years when The Queers play the Badlander at 9 PM, with support from the Mansfields and the Hot Toddies. $10/$12 under 21. The Milkcrate Mechanic keeps the groove fine tuned when he presents random music for random people, featuring rotating DJs and acts, free pool and mad krunk every Mon. at 9 PM at the Palace Lounge. Free. Bring your music appreciation glands to Sean Kelly’s open mic night, hosted by Mike Avery at 9:30 PM, and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by the finest musical acts on the planet. Free.


I’ve bragged about having one of the sweetest commutes on the planet before, and I mention it now not as a means of “rubbing it in” or anything, but to remark about the exciting environmental times in which we live. On my way across the California Street Pedestrian Bridge this morning, it all came together, and it all came together in a concerted effort to kill me. I’ve no beef with Gaia, but when the vicious Hellgate wind slammed my little chromoly frame sideways, it became clear She had nothing but disdain for me. As my angle of tilt became increasingly pronounced, I glanced through the approaching handrail and down at the Clark Fork. Ah, the swollen, muddy Clark Fork. So, that was Her plan: To knock me, bike and all, off the bridge and into a great turbulent opacity from which escape is seemingly impossible. If humanity is indeed a festering disease on Her skin, and a pox needs to be unleashed for cleansing purposes, I guess I’d prefer such a demise to one involving boils, frogs or locusts. Or swine flu. Which is now officially here in Missoula County. Anyway, I share this brush with death to illustrate the need for increased vigilance in the face of an angry Goddess. Keep that in mind as you read on. You might appease Her temper and avoid Her wrath by engaging in an act or two of selfless giving this summer. Along to the rescue comes the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, which offers a grand slew of trail maintenance and restoration projects through the summer. They’re especially excited about a wire phone line maintenance project on the South Fork of the Flathead River, which takes place from June 19–26, but there are all kinds of other choices, so visit bmwf.org, or call 387-3808. Flee from the Earth Mother on Interstate 90, if you wish, and by heading east from Missoula for about 26 miles, you’ll soon arrive at Beavertail Hill State Park. At 8 PM on Fri., June 5, Richard Ellis

gram “Lincoln and Liberty: Songs as Sound Clips from the Civil War.” Learn a bit about the life and times by considering the tunes humming across the stained battlefields and dark woodlands. Call 542-5533. Fall asleep that evening humming “Lorena,” and awake rested and ready for another early season adventure with those Rocky Mountaineers. On Sun., June 7, hike the Continental Divide Trail from Rogers Pass to Green Mountain—it’s roughly five miles each way—where the wildflowers serve to assure you of the existence of a benevolent spirit somewhere in the universe. Call Julie at 543-6508. The Big Hole National Battlefield, outside the town of Wisdom, stands on the site of one of the nastiest conflicts of the American West, and this weekend, they’re switching over to their summer hours. On Sun., June 7, the Big Hole Battlefield commences their daily summer hours—9 AM–6 PM every day—and announces the beginning of a weekly speaker series on July 4, so keep your eyes glued to this column. Actually, don’t. That’s nasty. The Bitterroot National Forest wants to help you get right with Goddess, and they have just the activity to start your bloody knee-walk of penance. On Sun., June 7, the first event in their Walk By The Light Of The Moon Series—this one’s called “Bear Moon”—begins at the Blodgett Canyon Campground at 7 PM. Learn about the supposed existence of some creature called a “bear,” and about the efforts of the Wind River “Bear” Institute to use Karelian “Bear” Dogs to train these mythical beasts to Photo by Chad Harder avoid humans. It’s free, it begins with a guided hike and you can keep any “bears” you can catch. Call 375-2606. Your kids are already starting to stink up the house with all that mets, and possible snowshoes and/or crampons. RSVP with Forest breathing of theirs, am I right? Send them into the hinterlands with at 240-7612, 721-6384 or fdean@midlandimplement.com. Later that day, you’ve an opportunity to learn a thing or two, cour- the help of Missoula Outdoor Learning Adventures (MOLA), tesy of the Montana Natural History Center (MNHC), 120 Hickory St. which offers roughly three months of outdoor day camp— At 1 PM on Sat., June 6, Larry Evans hosts a Springtime with a weekly overnight on Thu.—beginning on Mon., June Mushroom Hunt, where you can learn to identify some of 8. It’s open to those between the ages of 6.5–17, and you can our more common annual fungi. This one runs $25, or $20 for get more info when you call Porter at 240-2458, or when you visit missoulaoutdoors.com. MNHC members, and it’ll fill fast, so RSVP 327-0405. And until next week, keep out a wary eye for the sinister hand Perhaps a less dirt-encrusted option is yours that evening at Salmon Lake State Park, just five miles south of Seeley Lake. You of the One Above, and stay away from high, exposed ledges. see, on Sat., June 6, at 8 PM, former FVCC professor William Rossiter presents the musically accompanied procalendar@missoulanews.com presents the program “The Changing Image of Native Americans in Film,” the first weekly portion of the park’s Humanities Montana series. It’s free, and you can call 542-5533. No amount of forewarning can sway the stout hearts of the Rocky Mountaineers (TRM), the peakbagging posse that has a trip all arranged for your daring attendance. On Sat., June 6, join them for an ascent of the Bitterroot’s Canyon Peak, which involves 13 miles of movement, as well as 4,300 feet of elevation gain. Gear requirements include harnesses and hel-

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Bend, stretch and play every Tue. and Thu. at Happy Mama, 736A S. First St. W., where Yoga for Everybody eases the suffering at 9:30 AM. $12 drop-in/$10 advance. Call 880-6883. While Missoula Aging Services is a sprightly 25-ish years of age, their Meals on Wheels program serves a more mature crowd, and you can too: Deliver hot meals to seniors as often as you’d like—and cash in on the sweet mileage reimbursement—from Mon.–Fri. between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Call 728-7682. Toes will tap and fingers will snap (in the painless way) when the Rocky Mountain Rhythm Kings ride into Snappy Sport Senter, 1400 Hwy. 2 E., every Tue. at noon. Free, donation suggested. Call 257-7525. Find strength and the will to fight at the Breast Cancer Support Group, which meets at noon each Tue. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 420 W. Pine St. Free. The dictionary defines “BOGO” as an acronym for “Buy One, Get One,” which means BOGO Pottery Tuesdays ease your entry into ceramics ownership from noon–6 PM every Tue. at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. Call 5497555 or visit zootownarts.com.

nightlife As construction season only lasts until the snow starts flying next week, hit the floor joists running once you attend “Habitat for Humanity 101,” an intro meeting at 5:30 PM at the Missoula Public Library that will prepare you to basically build an entire family dwelling single-handedly, or at least catch you up on the organization and Missoula County’s housing needs. Free. Call 549-8210. Instructor Holly Jeremiassen teaches young people aged 10 and up the finer points of glass fusing every Tue. at 5:30 PM during Youth Glass Class at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. W. $15 per session. Call 549-7555 or visit zootownarts.com. It’s always a glutenous good time when Wheat Montana, 2520 S. Third St. W., presents Black Mountain Bluegrass at 5:30 PM. Free. Call 327-0900. Don’t it make your green grass blue? The pickin’ circle begins at 6 PM, and house pickers Pinegrass play at 9:30 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA. Call 728-9865. It’s a spicy good time when the Downtown Dance Collective’s Heather Adams presents beginning salsa dance lessons at 6

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PM, followed by intermediate/ advanced at 7, every Tue. at the Badlander. $5. The YWCA of Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts weekly support groups for women every Tue. at 6:30 PM, where groups for Native women and children meet as well. New group members with children are asked to arrive at 6:15, without kids at 6:25. Free. Call 543-6691. A single bracelet does not jingle: Unity Dance and Drum’s all-levels West African Dance Class meets every Tue. evening at 6:30 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $10/class or $35/four classes. Call 549-7933. Experience cross-cultural experiences with native speakers during a session of Spanish lessons, which meet at 6:30 PM every Tue. and Thu. through July 2 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. $200 per session. RSVP espanolmt@gmail.com. Folks, they’re really just beginning to ramp things up: Add your two cents to the future at the Missoula County Democrats Meeting—agenda items include an address from the incoming chair and ratification of a write-up of the April 26 issues caucus—at 7 PM in the Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Free. Visit missoulademocrats.org. Ageism meets its match as I Am Abomination, No Bragging Rights and Gnarwall play the ZACC, 235 N. First St., at 7 PM. $5. Author and longtime woods-worker Craig Thomas holds a reading and signing for his book, Regurgitations of a Montana Woodsman, at 7 PM at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Call 721-2881. Get a peek at one option for private, holistic, place-based education for your kids when the Two Creeks Community School presents an informational session for parents and students at 7 PM at the Bitterroot Public Library. Free. Call 821-0885. You’re invited by Turning the Wheel to take part in some BodyCentered Creative Expression to live music every Tue. at 7 PM. $5–10 donation. Call 543-4414 for location and more details. 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 phantasmagorical indoor meteorological event occurred on the evening of Sat., May 30, in the Palace Lounge? (Find the answer in the calendar under tomorrow’s nightlife section.) It’s still bigger than disco: The

Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., keeps on keepin’ it real every Tue. at 8 PM, when Hip Hop Class puts the “back” back in “back in the day.” Call 541-7240 for pricing. Help a local band afford a bite to eat and a place to take a shower when Skin Pancake rocks the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. 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. Forego the weekly shower and join Unwashed Promotions for live music and moist DJs Harvey and Heyska when Punk Rock Tuesday fumigates the Palace Lounge every Tue. at 9 PM. Free. L.I.V. Karaoke night gives your larynx a weekly workout with a 9:30 PM sesh at the Elbow Room. Free. Call 531-7800. Sisterly harmonies couple with all manner of instruments—banjo, fiddle and various African oddities—to form the molten core of R.I.S.E., the Atlanta amalgam of Appalachian roots, hip hop and spoken word that plays the Top Hat at 10 PM. Free. Call 728-9865. (See Noise in this issue.)

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If you can toddle, you can play: The Children’s Museum of Missoula, 225 W. Front St., presents Toddler Playgroup at 11 AM. $4.25/members free. Call 541-PLAY.

Your weekly lunch date with, well, everyone comes at 11 AM as Caras Park transforms with Out to Lunch, which features food vendors, kids’ activities by the Childbloom Guitar Program and music by Greenstar. Free. Call 543-4238. If your group’s sick of raking in $1.32 per bake sale, attend the Missoula Nonprofit Network’s Fundraising Events Workshop, which begins at 11:30 AM in the MonTEC Conference Room, 1121 E. Broadway, and offers a humorous look at the lessons learned by two seasoned nonprofit directors. $ 10 / m e m b e r s f r e e . R S V P sits@mountainhomemt.org.

nightlife Combine a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with live models in their birthday suits—18 and over only, please—and you’ve got the Missoula Art Museum’s Hump Day Figure Drawing group every Wed. from 6–8 PM. $7/$5 members. Call 728-0447. Gillian Kessler asks only that you embrace your inner diva as she


fuses slick Brazilian moves with modern techniques for her AfroBrazilian Dance Class, which takes place every Wed. at 6 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. Call 541-7240 for pricing. Learn to bump and grind, shimmy and shake and strut your stuff like a pro every Wed. evening at 6 PM during a Burlesque Dance Class at the Belly Tent Dance Studio, 2016 Strand Ave. Call Kelli Neumeyer at 531-2482. Green Drinks, the monthly meetup for the eco-boozy set, begins at 7 PM at Sean Kelly’s, where you might find a job, make a friend, develop a plan for world domination or simply find joy at the bottom of a pint glass. Free. Author and Alaskan Seth Kantner reads from and signs his memoir, Shopping for Porcupine, at 7 PM at Seeley Lake’s Grizzly Claw Trading Company, where refreshments will be served. Free. Author Wendy Parciak presents a reading from her novel Requiem for Locusts at 7 PM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-2665. With $100 up for grabs, your eightperson-maximum team’s gonna need some extra ginko as the Badlander hosts Death By Quiz, eight rounds of pop culture trivia with a focus on music, at 9 PM. Free.

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 also-known-as-theMissoula-Group-Shower trivia question: On the evening of Sat., May 30, as anarcho-roots melodies were belted forth by The Devil Makes Three in the Palace Lounge, the impenetrable crowd worked up such a furious lather that sweatcomprised rain commenced to drizzle on dancers and musicians alike. Great, now they’ll never come back… Hate smoky pool halls? No sweat— and no smoke—but plenty of girl power: Head underground at 9 PM every Wed. when The Palace, 147 W. Broadway, presents Ladies’ DJ Night. Free. This Missoula legend has nothing to do with ground beef: Wasted Wednesday at the Top Hat offers unlimited tap beer and M-Group at 10 PM and the wisdom you’ll gain is worth the $7 cover many times over. Call 728-9865. Longevity is the man’s secret weapon: DJ Dubwise spins mad flava all over the ladies’ drink specials starting at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

THURSDAY June

Explore movement as an avenue for deeper self-understanding every Thu. at 9 AM when Hillary Fu n k We l z e n b a c h h o s t s a n Authentic Movement Group at Teranga Arts School, 2926 S. Third St. W. $25/session. RSVP 541-2662. Try a high energy, low impact workout on for size every Thu. at noon at the Downtown Dance Collective, where African Boogie gets you sweating with the basic body forms found in African dance. Call 5417240 for pricing.

School’s out early, which means it’s time for the Teen Zine Club, which meets every Thu. at 2:30 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First Ave. W., for the continuing adventures of the self-publishing and somewhat famous. $10 per month. C a l l 239 - 7718 o r e - m a i l info@slumgullion.org.

nightlife It’s time for dinner and a show with several hundred friends as Caras Park hosts this week’s Downtown ToNight at 5:30 PM, a celebration with food vendors, kids’ activities by Mismo Gymnastics and

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At least they’re finally differentiating the two: Weeds & Poisonous Plants is the name of the botanical nuisance extravaganza at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge, which begins at 6:30 and features a chance to kick it with four state and county experts on weeds. Free. Call 329-1346. Bring your axe—or banjer for you backwoods types—and reminisce about music’s goodle days at the weekly Old Timey Music Sessions at Free Cycles, 732 S. First St. W., every Thu. at 7:30 PM. Free. Call 726-3765 or 8806834. Unity’s a beautiful thing, especially when it takes place in front of 1,100 people: Cypress Hill’s B Real and Bone Thugs N Harmony’s Bizzy Bone stop in at the Wilma Theatre at 8 PM, as part of their “Unite The Mic” Tour. $23.50 plus fees. Join the ranks of the Missoula Metal Militia, led by Athens, Ohio’s Skeletonwitch and locals Undun and Heliana, at the Palace Lounge at 9 PM. $3. (See Noise in this issue.) The heavens open, the price of well drinks plummets and a tsunami of pure unabashed booty dancing hails your arrival every Thu. at the Badlander, where Dead

Hipster DJ Night rewards you with rock, indie, krunk, pop and more at 9 PM. $2. What’s with all the Maine bands hitting town this week? Who’s watching our borders? Anyway, the Jason Spooner Trio plays Sean Kelly’s at 9:30 PM. Cover TBA. These are days meant for camping. I mean, the warm breeze, the blazing sun that jolts you from your tent at 7 AM, the babbling brook waiting to usher you into wakefulness, the subterranean fungi waiting to bust forth into your wicker basket. It’s almost too much, so you ought to take advantage of our state’s brief measure of relative vacancy. In another two weeks, it’ll all be over with the arrival of the hordes. Not to detract from any of the aforementioned events, of course. I still urge you to attend all of them as well. And, of course, send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., June 5, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to Comrade Calendar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 5434367. And for Peet’s sake, don’t submit events through our website. Just don’t do it.

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Mode of Sustainable Transportation: Biking with some walking and occasional carpools How many days did you commute by sustainable transportation to work in April? 20 days Why do you choose to use sustainable transportation to commute to work instead of driving alone? It’s a simple, enjoyable way to reduce my impact and promote health and well-being. Profession: Public interest environmental attorney What is Summer’s prize for being April’s winner? $100 Adventure Cycling gift card and a free membership

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Deep breath Kerri Rosenstein honors her father, one stone at a time by Erika Fredrickson

Kerri Rosenstein is drawn to the temporary. For her graduate school thesis she took large canvas paintings she’d worked on all year and shredded them, then wove them into ropes. “People would say, ‘How can you rip up your paintings?’” she says. “I’d be like, ‘I don’t know. But it feels really good!’” A few years ago the local artist started making “dust pieces” in which she took her old drawings, journals, prints and paintings and cut them up into piles of fine particles so delicate they could be dispersed by a sneeze—an idea Rosenstein treasured. In a different dust piece, she crushed 12 red roses into powder, mixed the powder with a solidifying agent and then molded half spheres accented with gold leaf. “It’s like the form coming to dust coming back to form,” she says. “Everything has kind of been like that.” Rosenstein’s newest project, “father,” is another conceptual piece based on temporary notions. The installation consists of 23,024 stones colored with biodegradable red milk paint. Rosenstein wrote “Rosenstein” in gold on 12,023 of them. The first number constitutes the number of days of her father’s life, the second number the days of her own. Her upcoming Missoula Art Museum (MAM) exhibit invites people to take a stone and return it to nature. In a year, she hopes visitors will have dispersed the entire collection of stones. Rosenstein calls it a deeply personal project. In April 2008, her father suddenly passed away. Rosenstein had just returned from an artist residency at Caldera up in the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon. She went to the refuge with virtually no supplies, hoping to create art simply by what she found. During her time there she went on daily walks and picked up stones, then painted them in liquid gold leaf and titled each one with the location where she found it. “I was painting them in this gold with this idea of the richness that’s all around us all the time,” she says, “thinking about the sort of abundance, the littlest things in the earth right below our feet, and just celebrating that.” But when her father died, Rosenstein’s practice of collecting rocks took on new meaning. It became a meditation of sorts. She began walking every day and picking up stones, this time with the purpose of collecting one stone for every day of her father’s life. She then painted each rock a rose hue. “My last name is Rosenstein, and Rosenstein means ‘rose stone,’” she explains. “I’ve worked with roses as a material and I’ve worked with stones as a material quite a bit and so it just seemed natural.” The project remained, at first, a solitary task. But in early spring Rosenstein was hiking with a friend, picking up stones along the way, when her friend asked if she could help. “It really threw me,” Rosenstein says. “I had to really think about it—the process is really important to me. And then I thought that somebody offering help was such a gift and I said, ‘Well, yeah!’” For a while, Rosenstein stuck with the rule that she’d let other people help her only if they offered first. But a couple months ago, as the

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exhibit opening drew near, Rosenstein realized the enormity of her task. She sent an e-mail to a dozen friends asking for help. Those friends, she says, asked others to join in. Soon enough, stones started to show up on her doorstep. Scores arrived in flat rate boxes from her sister in Alaska. A Portland friend intermittently sent one or two with a note saying, “Hope this helps.” One friend gave her two stones that his granddaughters had picked up during a trip to Montana. The friend

process has been challenging. For one thing, after a full year of gathering rocks, she feels some anxiety about no longer following the ritual. She also has to let go of her control of the project once the rocks are given to others. She wants them to be returned to nature, but she doesn’t actually know what will happen with them. At this point, it’s about faith. “The piece is in honor of my father, but it’s not necessarily about my father,” she says. “It’s about life. I knew from the beginning that I want-

Photo by Chad Harder

Kerri Rosenstein’s installation, titled “father,” consists of 23,024 stones—one for each day of her father’s life. “I’ve never really been disciplined at anything,” she says. “But with this I was paying attention to what I do every day. I was creating a practice that’s meaningful to me and tangible.”

had kept the rocks in his car for good luck. “Maybe you want to keep those,” Rosenstein said, warning him that she’d paint them and invite strangers to take them from her exhibit. But her friend wanted her to have them. In the end, more than 50 people sent her stones—from Canada, Mexico and across the United States, including Florida, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Nevada, New York, Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and, of course, Montana. Even with all the help, Rosenstein says the

ed to have each person viewing the exhibit take a stone to bring back out in the world. I think the inhale has been this year’s long process. Once the show opens, from then on, it’s the exhale. It’s this big breath in and this big breath out.” Kerri Rosenstein’s “father” opens at MAM with a reception and artist talk Friday, June 5, from 5 to 8 PM. Free. efredrickson@missoulanews.com


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Overtly political music makes me squeamish. Sure, I love Woody Guthrie and Utah Philips, but I generally shy away from musicians with an out-to-change-the-world agenda. R.I.S.E (Rising Appalachia) is a band with an unabashed agenda but, luckily, they’re also a band with a boatload of creativity and a kick-ass old-time sound. Evolutions in Sound compiles live recordings, featuring hard-driving songs interspersed

Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs The Only Thing That Matters Big Bubba Dog LLC

Star Anna exits the chute with a depth and feeling that seemingly defy her years (she’s only in her early 20s). Heartbreak and substance abuse season a second full-length album that sounds more like a seventh, crafted on a theme that Anna herself states perfectly: “Too many lifetimes and not enough years.” The Only Thing That Matters comes close to stepping on the toes of fellow folk- and country-influenced acts like Brandi Carlisle, leaning occasionally on a wilting, languished vocal register. Then Anna’s punk past dances subtly in. A flourish of guitar or a crack in Anna’s voice quickly sets her music on a level

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Beyond The Permafrost Prosthetic Records

Beyond The Permafrost rides the current wave of revivalist thrash metal with an impressive arsenal of menacing riffs, gravelly vocals and a penchant for effectively soaking up other metallic influences, including black metal and Viking metal. Opener “Upon The Wings of Black” assaults the ears in the best way possible, with a twin attack from guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick. The two alternate between riffs that

Peaches

I Feel Cream Beggars / XL Recordings

I’ll admit I liked it when Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, and I find myself mumbling “ma ma ma pokerface…” while alone in the car, but I find most dance music pretty insipid. That crappy and nonsensical new Britney Spears track is especially vexing. Luckily I have an antidote, and her name is Peaches. Peaches’ new album, I Feel Cream, arrives just in time to lift a cult icon out of obscurity on the Lady Gaga wave and show the world how dirty sexy is done by a real woman. A long-time favorite in punk and electronica circles, Peaches combines the killer voice

with spoken word pieces and banter. While bandleader sisters Leah and Chloe certainly make valid points in their poems and speeches, it’s something we’ve all heard before (literally—their stage soliloquizing mimics Ani DiFranco’s, right down to the inflection on certain words.) But if you skip straight to the songs, you’re in for a treat. And, if nothing else, check out R.I.S.E. for the way the sisters’ voices create such ethereal, seamless harmonies. The rest is low-fi Appalachian roots music, full of banjos, fiddles and stand-up bass, but it’s also surprisingly non-political, and colored in fantastic ways with jazz, gospel and even Congolese folk music. “Lamb” is a rollicking, foot-stomping tune that mixes gospel and moonshine, and their version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” is the sultriest I’ve heard. My request? Less talk, more tunes. (Melissa Mylchreest) R.I.S.E. plays the Top Hat Tuesday, June 9, at 10 PM. Free. not necessarily unique but undeniably engaging. The artist clearly has something to say, about love and temptation and all the darker sides of her experience. She displays her emotions without hesitation, like fireflies in a jar, crooning such inconsolable lines as, “The hardest part of believing is trying to believe/when everything around you crumbles or leaves.” All this effort might be lost if not for the Laughing Dogs, the trio that drives forward Anna’s lyrical and electric stylings. She’s a strong frontwoman with an equally talented band in step. (Alex Sakariassen) Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs play Sean Kelly’s Saturday, June 6, at 8 PM. Cover TBA.

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Every now and then you read in the paper about an old woman donating half a million dollars or so to her alma mater, generally some small Southern college. And it’s not wealthy white widows who must do this kind of thing all the time, it’s librarians and cleaning ladies, the small-salaried and the hourly, often never married, putting aside part of their paychecks their whole lives to make these disproportionately generous endowments. Friends and acquaintances interviewed for these stories often register the same sense of mild shock you find in people interviewed about living next door to recently apprehended serial killers.

on—were willing to sell new pieces at greatly reduced prices to their former patrons. Unluckily for some of the larger-format Minimalists, the Vogels could only purchase what they could tote home on the bus and find space for in their claustrophobic rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, stuffed to the ceiling with books and boxes, about two places to sit down, and—it seems perfectly natural—several turtle aquariums. (How visiting curators fret over those turtle aquariums! As one of them puts it, if one ever sprung a leak, an entire culture of collected work could turn to filthy mush.) Visually, Herb and Dorothy is not a particularly lively or pleasing art documentary, as the best ones (Purvis of Overtown, Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?) tend to be, or pretty much have to be. There’s a spritzing of stock New York footage (including a rare glimpse into the Cedar Tavern, watering hole of the hard-drinking Abstract Expressionists), but as a visual offering Herb and Dorothy suffers from a murky, washed-out camcorder feel. The story, though, is undeniably interesting, and director Megumi Sasaki handles it The documentary Herb and Dorothy, part of the skillfully, if a little unadventurously, and most Big Sky Film Series, shows the art collecting couof all unobtrusively—no commentary or ple at a Robert Barry art opening. meta-documentary, no audible interviewer. I mention this because a number of the artists Why do the Vogels do it? One reason is simply and art critics interviewed for Herb and Dorothy love of art, with the slightly more organized Dorothy are quite candid about what an unlikely seeming leading the daily dash from studio to studio and, prepair of art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel make sumably, also in charge of the childless couple’s vision first impression. He’s a retired postal worker, bly few expenses not pertaining to art. Herb, now in rumpled and gnomish, and she’s a reference librar- his 80s, seizes art with his eyes upon entering a ian, birdlike and slightly cross-eyed. They do not, it room, intent and concentrating. Dealers and curamust be said, look like glamorous art types. tors listen respectfully to their thoughts. The artists Yet the Volgels have been a fixture of the New York brook Herb’s unsolicited creative advice with unexart scene since the early ’60s, and to hear some of the pected good humor. Former painters themselves, artists tell it, having this odd couple turn up on your the Vogels gave up making art to collect it, and this doorstep is the art-world equivalent to opening the sense of failure, however voluntary, might also door and finding Ed McMahon making out an over- explain their attraction not only to art but also to the sized novelty check. It’s when you know you’ve made artists, befriending them effortlessly and endlessly. it. The Vogels, roaming from studio to studio, gallery A clever aspect about Herb and Dorothy is the to gallery, have been in on the ground floor of every subtle voice it gives to critics of modern art by airsignificant movement since Pop Art; their cluttered ing many of its clichés. There’s a priceless Charlie apartment is literally jam-packed with early minimalist Rose visit in which Dorothy points out that a and conceptual works purchased on their daily drop- Robert Mangold painting appears upside down in ins. For the early Minimalists, Herb and Dorothy must the photograph presented for the consideration of have seemed like a godsend: an art-hungry Mom and the studio audience. She gets snippy about other Pop collector team literally doorstepping struggling works, too, like the three-inch piece of plain ol’ artists at their studios, demanding to buy works of art. rope tacked to the wall and deemed art by Richard Not surprisingly, many of these now-famous artists Tuttle (Tuttle’s work offers an arsenal’s worth of speak wistfully of their first encounters with the cou- ammunition for the unconvinced). In-laws strugple: “They came cash in hand.” gle to couch their disapproval in politic language. Yet there is genuine warmth in their reminisces, But mostly Herb and Dorothy is about the as well. The Vogels did not have a lot of money, love: The Vogels’ love for art and artists, the either, and the artists knew it. And the Vogels were artists’ love for them, and the love we all feel for not just after a token one piece per artist. If they people who love perhaps a little too much. believed in an artist, they kept right on buying, greedy for new work, gently imposing themselves. Herb and Dorothy screens as part of the Even as the artists became more established, Big Sky Film Series at the Wilma Theatre selling new works in the five-figure range, many of Friday, June 5, at 7:30 PM. Free. them—Robert Mangold, Sol LeWitt, Lynda Beglis, arts@missoulanews.com Christo, Chuck Close, Richard Tuttle and on and


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Early in Up—the 10th feature from the cine- voice-generating electronic collars, and the gimmatic quality machine called Pixar—there is a mick of verbalizing what we imagine is going on sequence that distills all of the best that the ani- in a real canine’s short-attention-span head is mation powerhouse brings to filmmaking. After a used to riotous effect—most notably in the charbrief prologue introducing us to a pair of sim- acter of the over-eager mutt Dug (voiced by patico kids named Carl and Ellie in the 1930s, we Peterson). Unlike contemporary animated fare watch without a word of dialogue as the child- that tosses out pop-culture references at regular hood friends become sweethearts, then follow intervals, Up maintains a Pixar tradition of basthem through 50 years of married life. Like the ing its humor on character—and even when an “When She Loved Me” sequence in Toy Story 2, outside reference does sneak in, like dogs playit’s an emotionally wrenching montage. Like ing poker, it’s understated enough to warrant a much of the first half of WALL-E, it’s an example of big laugh. what pure visual storytelling can deliver. This kind of jaw-dropping, tear-jerking brilliance is what we have come to expect as matter-of-fact, everyday stuff from Pixar. Mere excellence almost feels like a letdown. As Up moves into its primary storyline, that’s the challenge co-writer/director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) faces. In the present day, Carl (Edward Asner) is now a curmudgeonly That dog will do anything for the old man’s tennis balls. septuagenarian, living alone in his house while high-rise development There’s no question that Up delivers as entergoes on around him. Facing the prospect of life in tainment, even when compared to other summer a retirement home, Carl instead sends a massive adventures. Docter directs a few tremendously cascade of balloons through his chimney, launch- satisfying action sequences, including a chase ing the house into the air with a plan to head to sequences across cliffs and rivers, an airborne the remote South American jungle that was a dogfight that actually involves dogs, and what dream adventure destination for Carl and Ellie. may be cinema’s first knock-down drag-out handThere’s also an unexpected hitchhiker: Russell to-hand combat between two characters old ( Jordan Nagai), a young Wilderness Explorer who enough to qualify for Social Security. It’s enerdidn’t take the hint that Carl didn’t want to be getic in providing material for Pixar’s first 3-D helped across the street. release, and it’s fun. The stage is set for the kind of character arc What it’s not—at least not enough of the that, unfortunately, has dragged down any num- time—is truly transporting. That’s a high stanber of sentimental dramas: Ill-tempered adult dard for any film to live up to, and maybe it’s an learns to re-connect with life by having to take unfair one. Up certainly shows more storytelling care of a child. Docter and his co-director/writer prowess than most of what shows up on your Bob Peterson make efforts to give the familiar neighborhood theater screen, and finds another premise a twist, refusing to make Russell a wise- touching moment near its conclusion. But nothbeyond-his-years smart-aleck and subtly intro- ing matches the magic of that early sequence, ducing Russell’s own desire to please his largely and Carl doesn’t prove to be nearly as interestabsentee father. But the gravel-voiced Asner ing or engaging a protagonist once he actually doesn’t quite find a vocal performance that starts talking. Even the visuals, while painterly in brings Carl to life. The center of the story, for too the portrayal of the film’s remote tropical localong, is a generic Grumpy Old Man, no matter tion, are satisfying without really offering a wow how much he eventually turns into a liver-spot- factor. Docter plays the best material he has at ted Indiana Jones. the outset, and as a result he faces the blessInstead, the pleasures in Up emerge from the ing/curse of being part of the Pixar legacy: He periphery, and there are plenty of them. Once crafts an enjoyable, at times lovely piece of famthey arrive at their destination, Carl and Russell ily-friendly filmmaking, and it still ends up feeldiscover a rare rainbow-hued bird that Russell ing a bit disappointing. dubs Kevin, and the animators have great fun with its playful expressiveness. Our heroes also Up continues at the Carmike 10. run across the dogs outfitted by long-lost explorarts@missoulanews.com er Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer) with

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Scope Noise Film Movie Shorts Advice Astrology OPENING THIS WEEK The Hangover Four gentlemen on a Las Vegas bachelor party expedition scramble to answer the morningafter question, “What happened?” and to get the groom back to L.A. in time for some nuptials. Sick lyrical cameo by Mike Tyson. Rated R. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 5:30, 7:50 and 10:15, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:40 and 3:05, and at the Village 6 at 5:30, 7:50 and 10:15, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 12:40 and 3:05. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 7 and 9 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. Land of the Lost Will Ferrell stars as the washed-up scientist in this remake of the classic TV show, in which three modern humans are sucked into a wormhole and deposited in a prehistory populated by dinosaurs, the super-slow Sleestaks and everybody’s favorite chimp-boy buddy, Chaka. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 5:20, 5:50, 7:45, 8:15 and 10:10, with a Fri. show at half past midnight, Fri.–Sat. shows at 10:35 and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:30, 1, 2:55 and 3:25. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 7 and 9 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun.

Jennifer Garner. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Village 6 at 9:35, with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 4. Is Anybody There? Michael Caine is a retired magician who comes to live at a rest home run by the parents of reclusive Bill Milner (Son of Rambow), which leads to an unlikely friendship and growth on everybody’s part. Rated PG-13. Showing nightly at the Wilma Theatre at 7 with a Sun. matinee at 1 and no show on Thu., June 11.

(Christian Bale) must decide whether to trust a really sketchy guy in this fourth installment of the franchise, which is easily the third best so far... Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 7 and 9:35, with a Fri. show at midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4, and at the Village 6 at 7, with a Fri. show at a quarter past midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 6:50 and 9:10 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian The first film shot inside Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution, this flick reunites hapless security guard Ben Stiller with reanimated figures from history, as well as a few new faces. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 4:30, 7:15 and 9:40, with a Fri. show at midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45, and at the Village 6 at

Up 3D Aging balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen takes his house on a helium-powered expedition to South America, only to discover he’s got a stowaway Cub Scout equivalent on board. Rated PG. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 5:05, 7:30 and 9:55, with a Fri. show at midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:15 and 2:40. Also playing, but in 2D, at the Pharaohplex in

Land of the Lost Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1, 2:25, 3:45, 4:50, 6:40, 7:20, 9:05 and 9:55, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at noon. Also playing at the Mountain in Whitefish at 4, 7 and 9:15 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5, 6:45, 7:30, 9:15 and 9:55, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:05. Also playing at the Mountain in Whitefish at 4, 7 and 9:15 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30 and at the Entertainer in Ronan at 4, 7 and 9:15. Star Trek Showing Fri.–Sun. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 12:20, 3:50, 6:50 and 9:35 and Mon.–Thu. at 1:05, 3:50, 6:50 and 9:35.

Sugar Miguel Santos, aka “Sugar,” is a talented young Dominican baseball player working his way through the minor leagues in rural Iowa. This critically acclaimed film is the perfect Osprey season primer. Rated R. Showing nightly at the Wilma Theatre at 7 and 9:10 with Sun. matinees at 1 and 3:10.

NOW PLAYING 17 Again Imagine you had the chance to be, um, 17 again and re-do your life, this time avoiding such pitfalls as marrying your pregnant high school girlfriend and tossing away a basketball scholarship. Now watch the film. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 7 and 9:45, with a Fri. show at midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4. Angels & Demons Tom Hanks is back as crack symbologist Robert Langdon—the one who broke The Da Vinci Code—and now he’s caught between the Catholic Church, the Illuminati, a sexy co-star (Ayelet Zurer) and Ewan McGregor, who can’t use the Force this time. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 7 and 10, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4, and at the Village 6 at 7 and 10, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1 and 4. Drag Me to Hell Alison Lohman is a bank loan officer who denies a mysterious old woman a home loan extension, which leads to foreclosure. Which leads to the mysterious old woman placing a curse on poor Alison. Which leads to her seeking the help of a psychic to break the curse. One arts editor reports this is actually a good movie, in the vein of Evil Dead 2. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Village 6 at 4:30, 7:40 and 9:50, with a Fri. night show at half past midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:20. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 9:10, with no show on Sun. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past In an extreme nod to A Christmas Carol, super ladies’ man Matthew McConaughey is haunted by the ghosts of his exes in an attempt by his dead uncle to help him mend his playin’ ways and shack up with the love of his life and mine,

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4:30, 7:15 and 9:40, with a Fri. show at midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 7 and 9 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. Paris 36 It’s the spring of 1936 in a blue-collar Paris neighborhood, where three desperate and unemployed people squat the local theater and stage the production that will finally put them on top in this intricately woven comedy. Rated PG-13. Showing nightly at the Wilma Theatre at 9 with Sun. matinees at 3 and 3:10 and no shows on Thu., June 11. Star Trek Young dynamic duo James Kirk and Mr. Spock take the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew out for their maiden voyage, as director J.J. Abrams (“Lost”) boldly goes where no one’s gone before in remaking the 1979 film based on the ‘60s TV series. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 4:10, 7 and 9:50, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:20, and at the Village 6 at 4:10, 7 and 9:50, with a Fri. show at half past midnight and Sat.–Sun. matinees at 1:20. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 6:50 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3. Terminator Salvation It’s 2018, Skynet has unleashed its Terminator robots upon humanity and John Connor

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Hamilton at 7 and 9 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun. X-Men Origins: Wolverine He’s a quick healer with adamantium claws and a tendency to go berserk: Witness the tragic past and violent birth of Wolverine, and see several fabled mutants on screen for the first time. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 10 at 4:15, 7 and 9:30, with a Fri. show at midnight and Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:30. Also playing at the Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 7 and 9 with Sat.–Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 show on Sun.

FLATHEAD SHOWTIMES Angels & Demons Showing Fri.–Sun. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 12:25, 3:30, 6:35 and 9:30 and Mon.–Thu. at 1:20, 4:30 and 8:30. Drag Me to Hell Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1:30, 4:15, 6:55 and 9:25. The Hangover Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 8:45 and 9:5, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:15. Also playing at the Showboat in Polson at 4, 7:15 and 9:15.

Terminator Salvation Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1:20, 3:15, 4:05, 6:15, 7:05, 9 and 9:40, with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 12:15. Also playing at the Mountain in Whitefish at 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45. Up 3D Showing Fri.–Sun. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at noon, 12:30, 2:20, 2:50, 4:40, 5:10, 7, 7:30, 9:20 and 9:50 and Mon.–Thu. at 1, 1:30, 3:30, 4:15, 6, 7, 8:30 and 9:30. Also playing, yet in regular old 2D, at the Mountain in Whitefish at 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30 with Fri.–Sun. matinees at 1:45 and at the Showboat in Polson at 4:15, 7 and 9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Showing Fri.–Thu. at the Stadium 14 in Kalispell at 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:45. Capsule reviews by Jonas Ehudin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., June 5. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 10/Village 6—541-7469; Wilma—728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton—961-FILM; Roxy Twin in Hamilton— 363-5141. Stadium 14 in Kalispell—752-7804. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish—862-3130.


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BAD NEWS BARES I’m a single, divorced mother who met a wonderful man. Last week, he wanted me to come over. Because of my children, my only option was to pop by during my son’s junior high baseball game. I dropped my son off, but instead of parking and watching the game, I drove to this man’s house and we had sex. Afterward, I rushed back to the game and caught the last part. My son said he didn’t see me in the stands, and asked where I was. I don’t know if he thinks of his mother as a sexual person, so I ducked the question, but I’m not sure I can pull that off again. Also, I don’t want to lie or give him the wrong idea about sex. —Balancing Act Kids may say “the darndest things,” but if there’s one thing your kid should never be in a position to say to you, it’s, “So, Mommy, did you get your freak on last night?” Not only did you beat your kid to third base, and then some, you’re seriously thinking of telling him? You don’t want to lie, you say, or “give him the wrong idea about sex.” Sorry, but the wrong idea about sex is what a kid gets when his mother tells him she’s having it, and worse yet, when he realizes it’s more important to her than sticking around for his game. You’ve probably succumbed to Cool Mom Syndrome, treating your children like they’re your adult friends, only shorter. They’re not. While any kid who scams his way onto a computer without parental controls can see sex acts that make the Flying Wallendas look like the WheelchairBound Invalids, no kid ever wants to picture his parents having sex, and especially not his single mother sliding into home with some strange man. Sure, it’s hard to tell your kids about the birds and the bees, which is why there are helpful books out there with passages like “When a man loves a woman very much...,” not “When a Mommy loves her little baseball player very much, but has some serious ants in her panties...” If you want to give your son some truly valuable sex education, tell him not to feel pressured to have it, to use a condom if he does, and to maintain custody of that condom at all times. There are unscrupulous women out there with full pincushions and empty turkey basters who will turn him into an unwitting sperm donor, visiting dad, and cash machine. Regarding your needs, the moment you turned your diaphragm

into a Frisbee, they started coming third—or should have. So, “I am woman, hear me roar,” and all that— yes—but from the bleachers when your kid’s batting, not into the pillow lest Wonderful Man’s neighbors assume there’s a crime in progress...that is, beyond parental neglect. Instead of trying to relieve your guilt (you do feel some guilt, right?) by confessing to your kid, think remorseful thoughts, and make it up to him in time and attention. As for how you can have children and sex dates, too, was it too much for your lust-addled brain to figure out that you can swap babysitting hours with some other sex-mad single mom? Yes, with just a little advance planning, you’ll eliminate the need to brief your 13-year-old on your whereabouts: “Actually, dear, I remembered I had something on the stove—I just didn’t realize at the time that it was me.”

HOW TO RAZE CHILDREN I’m having a passionate affair with a man I have more in common with than anyone I’ve ever known. We’ve done magical things together, but he’s made it clear he’ll never leave his wife. Still, I can’t help but hope he’ll change his mind. I have tremendous guilt about lying to my husband, and should he find out, ruining my marriage and hurting my two beautiful children. Should I be honest and tell my husband I’m not in love with him, knowing it will devastate my family? —Anguished You and this man have done magical things together? Well, that settles it. “Abracadabra, kiddies, I’ve ruined your lives!” Guess what: Whether you’re feeling all zingy inside is of little practical interest to your children—or to this guy, who’s made it clear he won’t leave his wife. Yet, you seem to hold out hope that decimating your family might inspire him to decimate his. And, maybe because you’re in misery, you feel you deserve some company. Sorry— it’s one thing to divorce a husband, but where do you get off thinking this is a tack a mother gets to take? End the affair and put your energy into your family. As the saying goes, “You made your bed…and then you made little things that have beds with cartoon character sheets.” Got a problem? Write Amy A l k o n , 171 P i e r A v e , # 2 8 0 , Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail Advice Amy@aol.com (www.advicegoddess.com)

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Free Will A strology by ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m betting that in a couple of months the fates will give you license to play with boisterous gambles and exhilarating risks. But at this particular moment I recommend that you confine yourself to tame gambles and sensible risks. I realize that may be a bit deflating to your rambunctious all-or-nothing spirit, but I think it’ll pay off in the long run. From what I can tell, this is an excellent time to lay the groundwork for the bigger fun ahead.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Seventeen-year-old Jay Greenberg is a music prodigy who has written numerous sonatas and symphonies. His first CD, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Julliard String Quartet, came out in 2006. It’s not exactly a struggle for him to create his compositions. He often completes them in less than a day. “The music comes fully written,” he says, “playing like an orchestra in my head.” I believe you now have something in common with him, Gemini. According to my reading of the omens, there will soon be ripe visions of future accomplishments floating around in your imagination. You should write them down or describe them in detail to an ally or do whatever else it takes to launch the process of getting them born.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): “You may want to smash a painful emotion to bits, but you can’t blow it up with a nuclear bomb,” wrote Tsoknyi Rinpoche in his book Fearless Simplicity. What makes the situation even more poignant is that the painful emotion may be based on a wrong interpretation of experience. It may also be caused by some faulty conditioning that got imprinted on your sensitive psyche when you were a toddler. Having said that, Cancerian, I’m pleased to inform you that you currently have the power to significantly dissipate the intensity of a certain painful emotion you thought you’d never shake. To initiate the process, invoke forgiveness in every way you can imagine — toward those who hurt you, those who ignored you, those who misled you, and you yourself.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “I can’t exactly walk on the water,” says Russ Crim, “but it looks like I can because I know where the rocks are hiding just beneath the water.” This would be a good trick for you to emulate during the coming weeks, Leo. By doing your homework and some advance scouting, you could put yourself in a position to accomplish a splashy bit of hocus-pocus that will ultimately be legendary. To help ensure that you don’t generate a karmic backlash as you glorify your ego, I suggest you find a way to make your magic serve some worthy cause. For instance, maybe you could walk on water in order to raise money for charity.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When I was 19 years old, a so-called psychic predicted I would die when I was 24. As much as I scoffed at his careless quackery, his words subliminally worried me for years. On the day I turned 25 I celebrated extra hard. Partly because of that experience, I’ve always tried to be impeccably conscientious about how I conduct myself as a fortune-teller. I’ve vowed never to manipulate you with melodramatic prophecies that could distort your free will. So it’s with a cautious sense of responsibility that I offer the following augury: The weeks ahead could be one of the most illuminating and successful times of the last five years.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I suspect that this is a turning point in your relationship with your fantasies. It’s not enough merely to keep musing about them with wistful longing. You can’t afford to continue postponing their activation until some mythical future. If you want to keep them from receding into a hazy limbo, you will need to give at least one of them a big push toward becoming a more concrete part of your life. The universe will provide ample assistance if you do give that push.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Attention all aspiring lottery winners! If you will ever in your life win more than $10 in the lottery or similar game of chance, this would probably be the time. I’m not saying you definitely will. I’m simply suggesting that your odds are better than usual—certainly better than the chances that you’ll be invited by Brad Pitt to co-star with him in a feature film about alien pirates set in 22nd-century Madagascar. On the other hand, the possibility of a dumb-luck windfall is still rather remote compared to the likelihood of other kinds of financial progress. For instance, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll stimulate the flow of good fiscal karma if you spend quality time taking inventory of your approach to money and developing a long-term master plan to promote your prosperity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Would you say you’re closer to the “happy wanderer” model of Sagittarian, or the “eternal fugitive” type? Does your motive power usually come from the desire to head in the general direction of some attractive destination, or else to flee from every situation you’re nervous about getting hemmed in by? Are you more inclined to shoot at multiple targets, hoping that one of them may turn out to be the correct one for you to aim at? Or do you prefer to identify the best target right from the start, and only then begin shooting? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to meditate on these core Sagittarian issues.



CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In astrology, the word “quincunx” refers to a relationship characterized by creative tension. Two planets that are in quincunx are like two people who have a certain odd affinity for each other but don’t speak the same language. Imagine an Italian woman and an American man meeting at a party and experiencing an immediate chemistry, even though each can barely understand what the other is saying. I bring this up, Capricorn, because these days you’re in a quincunx dynamic with pretty much the whole world. To keep frustration to a minimum and enhance the excitement quotient, you should try to crack some of the foreign codes you’re surrounded by.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Philosopher Buckminster Fuller said that although we are all born geniuses, the process of living tends to de-genius us. That’s the bad news. The good news is that 2009 is one of the best years ever for you to re-genius yourself, and the month of June is among the best times in 2009. So how should you go about the glorious task of tapping in to the totality of your original brilliance? Here’s one tip. Do what Einstein said: “All I want to do is learn the way God thinks. All the rest is details.”



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dear Rob: I’ve recently developed a propensity to talk to myself. This is pretty weird. All these years, I’ve barely uttered a few words to myself on special occasions. Now I’m having long, convoluted gab fests, as if the little voices in my head had busted out of their holding cells, run amuck, and decided to NEVER SHUT UP! Am I crazy? Out Loud Pisces.” Dear Out Loud: It’s a good sign that you’re getting all the murmuring background noise out in the open. Not just for you but for many Pisceans, thoughts and feelings that had been hidden or secret are becoming available to your conscious mind. Once you clear out the backlog, the really useful revelations will begin. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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We are seeking a motivated full time sales associate. Position entails customer sales & service, merchandising, and assisting in the purchasing of softgoods. Must be familiar with technical and outdoor lifestyle apparel. We are looking for an employee who has attention to detail, an eye for merchandising, and the ability to develop relationships with our loyal customer base. Please email a resume to susan@northernlightstrading.com ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, F/T, Msla. Missoula employer is seeking an experienced administrative assistant with at least 2 of years experience with invoicing and bookkeeping and 5 years of general office experience. Will assist trucking freight broker with logistics. Experience with trucking industry a plus. Will do bookkeeping, invoicing, daily payments, phone work and other administrative duties. Requires strong computer skills, ability to learn complex software, and proficiency with office machines and procedures. Must be organized, able to work in a professional manner in a team environment and independently, get along well with others, and present well professionally. This is a fast-paced position that requires strong attention to detail ability to meet tight deadlines. Dress is office professional. Need valid driver’s license. Will work Monday Friday day shift. Competitive pay and benefits offered. #2975611 M i s s o u l a Wo r k f o r c e C e n t e r 728-7060 BANQUET SET-UP CAPTAIN, F/T, Msla. Employer is seeking Part-time BANQUET SETUP CAPTAIN. Must be able to work evening and weekends, sometimes past midnight. The BANQUET SETUP CAPTAIN is responsible for the ensuring the meals are served promptly and efficiently and manage the servers to maximum efficiency. Rate of pay is up to $12/hr DOE. Looking for candidates that work well in a fast paced environment and work well with coworkers. #2975598 M i s s o u l a Wo r k f o r c e C e n t e r 728-7060 ! BARTENDING ! $300-Day potential, no experience necessary, training provided. 1800-965-6520 ext. 278 CASHIER, P/T, Msla. Local liquor store hiring ASAP, reliable, part time CASHIER to work 25-30 hours per week. Must be prompt, neat in appearance, and have a professional work ethic. Work days will be discussed at the interview, work shifts will be both days and evenings. Day shift 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM; evening shift is Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM until Midnight. Pay will be DOE. Duties will be cashiering, counter work, stocking merchandise, some cleaning and excellent customer service. Must be of legal age to serve and sell alcohol. Requires mature work ethic. #2975618 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 COURIER DRIVER, P/T, Msla. A Missoula Courier Service is seeking a permanent COURIER DRIVER with a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; will need to supply the employer with a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) which employer will check. Employer prefers at least 6 months driving/delivery experience. Must be able to drive 300 miles a day & lift, carry bags and containers of 50 lbs or more and operate motor vehicle in a safe and prudent manner. Will load and unload delivery vehicle and deliver goods, packages and other items. Vehicle is furnished by the employer. Must be dressed and groomed for public contact and represent the company in a professional manner at all times. Will be driving in all weather conditions. This position will be approximately 30 or more hours per week with weekly hours depending on delivery load. This position could lead into more weekly hours. Work days will be Monday-Friday with an occa-

sional Saturday run. Wage starts at $9.00 /hour. #2975605 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 FULLCHARGE BOOKKEEPER, F/T, Msla. Employer is seeking an experienced Full charge Bookkeeper with QuickBooks experience. Qualified candidate will be responsible for payroll, A/R, a/p, various reporting and routing office management, among other duties as assigned. We are looking for a detail oriented, team player with quality work habits to join a fun and casual work environment. Experience is a must and wage is DOE. #2975613 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 HEALTH CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, F/T, Msla. Local Benefit Administrator Company is seeking a customer service representative. Duties include answering calls from plan participants, group contacts, and providers, records all calls, meets with clients as necessary to explain benefits, logs faxed claims, assists claim examiners as requested, and other duties as required. Full job description is located at the front desk. Must have High School Diploma or GED. Previous experience with computer software applications is required. Must be proficient in Word, e-mail applications and Internet navigation. Rate of pay is dependent on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, prescription, 401K, profit sharing. Certified results from four tests must be included with application. Tests include basic reading comprehension, typing 3 minute - on screen, writing thank you, and call center listening skills audio. #2975612 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR, F/T, Msla. Employer is seeking an experienced motel housekeeping supervisor. Will supervise housekeepers, may clean rooms. Take inventory, do room assignments, check out rooms after they are cleaned. Make sure housekeepers are working safely. Must be able to read, write and be a good communicator. Will be working 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. Starting pay will be $9.50 an hour DOE. #2975621 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 HOUSEPERSON, P/T, Msla. Employer is seeking part-time HOUSEMAN for nationally known hotel in Missoula. Houseman duties include setup and cleanup of meeting rooms and banquet rooms for special events, and other duties as assigned. Rate of pay is $7.50/hr. Looking for candidates that work well in a fast paced environment and work well with coworkers. #2975597 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 JOB INTERVIEW GUARANTEED! Our resumes get you an interview... guaranteed! Call Rainmaker Resumes today for a free consultation. 546-8244 JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. Part-time job! Full-time BENEFITS - to include medical and dental. If you are 17-42 years old, The Montana Army National Guard has many positions available starting at over $10.00/hr. $20,000 Enlistment Bonus $80,000 for College Education $20,000 for Prior Service. For more information call 1-800-GO-GUARD Mystery Shoppers earn up to $150 Day. Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establish-

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experience will be considered), lesson planning, and effective oral and written communication skills. Primary Duties include: planning and implementing an engaging curriculum, organizing learning experiences within the community, conducting assessments, assisting children with social and emotional development and developing portfolios for children. Wage is depending on experience and education. Will work parttime, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school year. #2975596 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060

Mystery Shoppers Wanted National market research company seeks individuals to evaluate service at local establishments. Apply at www.bestmark.com PATTEE CREEK MARKET seeks fulltime checker. Must be neat & clean in appearance. Apply in person between 8:00-2:00 p.m. Contact Karen QUALITY ASSURANCE TEAM LEADER, F/T, Msla. Employer is seeking a full-time quality assurance team leader. Duties include coaching, developing, and improving performance of reports, schedules QA coverage to meet business needs, participates in the interviewing and selection process, participates in the design of call monitoring format and quality standards. Must have 2 years or more experience of call center and/or customer service experience and 2-3 years of supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary is dependent on experience #2975600 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 REHABILITATION & SUPPORT STAFF, F/T, Mental Health agency is seeking friendly & patient Rehabilitation & Support Staff. Program is a recovery & strength based program that assists adults with mental illness in living their lives to the fullest. Will assist adults with daily living skills & teaching/supporting independent living. Will travel to clients’ homes in Missoula area. Must be able to adapt skills, evaluate needs, communicate effectively & develop social supports. Duties: transport clients to appointments, assist them with daily living skills; file, writing & computer use. Need good understanding of budgeting & housekeeping. Prefer experience with adults with special needs, but not required; will train motivated worker interested in this work. Must be compassionate, responsible & enthusiastic about working with adults with mental illness & our recovery model. Great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in mental health field, as we look to promote from within organization. Requires high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, good driving record & ability to be insured for company vehicles, reliable vehicle, liability insurance & be willing to use own vehicle to transport clients. Work days & shifts vary: weekdays will be evenings, weekends will be between 8 am & 11 pm, for 40 hours per wk. Pay is $10.00/hr; $12.00 after probation + mileage reimbursement; benefits after 1 year: 1 wk vacation, 5 holidays, health insurance. #2975601 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 STATE OF MONTANA POSITIONS, FT & PT, Various locations throughout Montana: Want to serve Montana citizens? Positions are available for locations throughout the state. Access the state job listings at: http://mt.gov/statejobs/statejobs.asp WEATHERIZATION CREW WORKERS NEEDED. Based in Lewistown. Call HRDC6 at (406)535-7488 for application and job description or www.hrdc6.org. Open until filled. EOE

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTOR Missoula preschool, Bachelor degree - early childhood or related. 2 years experience and 1 year management. Background check required. Immunizations and first aid certifications. Pay DOE. Apply Missoula Job Service Reference JO#2975655 by June 12th 5pm. Help Wanted New women’s specific apparel and outdoor gear store opening Mid Summer. We are accepting resumes for Manager, assistant Managers, full time sales and part time sales positions. If you love the outdoors and have experience in gear and apparel sales for women and want to join our team. Please send resume to PO BOX 7788 Missoula MT 59807.

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RECOVERY COACH, FT, Msla. An expanding Missoula Mental Health agency is seeking a Recovery coach to work with mental health clients. Program is a recovery and strength based program that assists adults with mental illness in living their life to the fullest. Requires Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and one year of experience; preferably in mental health. Willing to train the right person for the job who is enthusiastic about our recovery model! Will complete assessments, coordinate services, write treatment plans, provide crisis response, document, submit billing, attend meetings and staffing, advocate for clients. Required to present in a professional manner. Must be able to work effectively with multiple community service providers, have strong problem solving skills, and be willing to transport clients. Must be willing to travel to clients’ homes; service area includes Missoula County. Requires driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation and vehicle insurance. Monday-Friday, day shift. Full-time. Pay is $12.50/hr ($16.00/hr after probationary period) + mileage reimbursement; benefits include after one year of work: one week of vacation, 5 paid holidays, and health insurance. #2975607 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060

SKILLED LABOR APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, F/T, Msla. Employer is seeking an experience appliance service technician for local business. Duties include repair to all types of major appliances. Must have three years experience. Graduate of technical school and refrigerant certification preferred. Not a training position. Must be courteous and friendly with customers, capable of physical labor, exhibit proper operation of equipment, properly handle products, & have excellent attention to detail. Valid driver’s license is required. Work week varies. Rate of pay is depends on experience with benefits. Background screen, DMV check and drug screen required for this position. #2975602 Missoula Workforce Center 728-7060 TRANSPORTATION: Montana based refrigerated OTR Trucking Co. looking for Owner Operators. Our small size, long miles and great rates = Success! Call Lance, 406266-4210 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING. Complete programs and refresher courses, rent equipment for CDL. Job Placement Assistance. Financial assistance for qualified students. SAGE Technical Services, Billings/Missoula, 1-800-545-4546

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MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Missoula County Public Works Department at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula MT 59808, until 10:00 am., Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at which time bids will be opened and read in the Public Works Conference Room for the purpose of constructing a walkway and bicycle path, approximately 1.0 miles in length, adjacent to the Roman Creek Road near Frenchtown, MT, from the intersection with the Frenchtown Frontage Road. The project will involve earthwork excavation and embankment, crushed sub-base and base rock, asphalt surfacing, topsoil, and seeding. All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file in the Office of the Bids Department, Missoula County Public Works Office, Missoula, Montana and shall be performed under the supervision of the County Engineer or his designated representative. Specifications and bid procedures can be obtained at the Office of Public Works at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. Proposals must be accompanied by security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract and in the form specified in MCA 181-203, for example: cash, cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft, any of which must be drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the state of Montana or a banking association incorporated under the Laws of Montana; or a bid bond or bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the state of Montana. As there was an irregularity in the original bid, this solicitation is for a re-bid of this project. All bids from the previous solicitation have been rejected. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposals for work on Roman Creek Road Walkway, Control Number 6407 SOLICITATION NO. 0905-01” and addressed to: Missoula County Bids Department, Missoula County Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59808

in the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, Fax: (406) 721-4043, Phone: (406) 258-4877; E-Mail: bcc@co.missoula.mt.us Additional information on the hearing may be obtained from the Commissioners Office at any of the methods shown above. Dated this 26th day of May, 2009 /s/ Bill Carey, Chair, Missoula Board of County Commissioners

Recorder a sworn statement that includes: (i) circulation for the prior 12 months; (ii) a statement of net distribution; (iii) itemization of the circulation that is paid and that is free; and (iv) the method of distribution. (2) A newsletter or other document produced or published by the local government unit is not considered a newspaper that has general circulation as provided in subsection (1). MCA 75-2412 Details Relating to Printing Contract (1) The contract must be let to the printing establishment that in the judgment of the County Commissioners is the most suitable for performing the work. The County Commissioners shall require a contractor to perform the County printing contract subject to the requirements of Title 18, Chapter 1, Part 2. (2) This part may not be construed to compel the acceptance of unsatisfactory work. (3) The term of a contract for County printing or County legal advertising may not exceed a period of 2 years. MCA 7-5-2413 Competitive Bids Required The Board of County Commissioners shall call for competitive bids from persons or firms qualified to bid on County printing, or for County legal advertising if there is more than one legally qualified newspaper in the County, under the terms of this part. Submittal Section We request that you provide a detailed proposal of the plan you would recommend. At a minimum, the proposal must address the following: 1. A description, with supporting documentation as needed, to establish how the proposer meets the qualification requirements set forth in Montana law at MCA §7-5-2411(1)(a)-(d), which requires: “The advertising required by law must be awarded to a newspaper that: (a) is published in the County; (b) has general circulation; (c) has been published continuously at least once a week in the County for the 12 months preceding the awarding of the contract; and (d) prior to July 1 of each year, has submitted to the Clerk and Recorder a sworn statement that includes: (i) circulation for the prior 12 months; (ii) a statement of net distribution; (iii) itemization of the circulation that is paid and that is free; and (iv) the method of distribution.” 2. The proposed contract pricing for a one (1) year term, and details relating to pricing during potential extension of the contract for an additional year. Pricing should be designated as rates for publishing at least the following types of materials: legal text advertising; non-legal text advertising; display advertising (for both legal and non-legal advertising); and any other rates deemed potentially relevant. 3. Bid security must be provided in accordance with MCA §§18-1-201 – 18-1-206. Specifically: (a) All proposers shall expressly covenant in any bid that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder will enter into a formal contract within 30 days of acceptance of the bid by the County, and the proposer shall give a good and sufficient bond to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of the contract. (b) The bid bond or other security shall be in an amount which is 10% of the proposer’s bid price, to protect and indemnify the County against the failure or refusal of the bidder to enter into the contract. For purposes of this RFP, this amount shall be calculated as 10% of the prior year’s expenditures by the County for printing. This amount is $20,874, and the amount of the bid bond or other security shall be $2,087. (c) The bid bond or other security shall be subject to forfeiture and collection by the County if the proposer fails to enter into a formal contract with the County within 30 days of acceptance of the bid by the County. (d) A bid bond or other form of security specified in MCA §18-1-203 constitutes compliance with the requirement for bid security. The forms of security allowed by MCA §18-1-203 include: (i) lawful money of the United States; (ii) a cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft, in any case drawn and issued by a federally chartered or state-chartered bank insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation; or (iii) a bid bond, guaranty bond, or surety bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the state of Montana. (e) The money or, in lieu of money, the bank instruments or bid bonds, financial guaranty bonds, or surety bonds must be payable directly to Missoula County.

DOES 1-10, Defendants.To Be Sold at Sheriff’s Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks. On the 11th day of June A.D., 2009, at 10 o’clock A.M., at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain real property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, towit: The West one half of Lot 4 and that part of the NE1/4NW1/4, West of the Bitterroot River and Northwest of Highway 93; and the E1/2NW1/4NW1/4; part of the SE1/4NW1/4, Northwest of Highway 93, lying in Township 12 North, Range 20 West, P.M., also described as all that portion of the SE1/4NW1/4 lying North of Highway 93, State of Montana, and Lots 3 and 4 of the NW1/4 of Section 1, Township 12 North, Range 20 West, less the right of way for the Montana State Highway No. 93. Along with all appurtenant rights and claims, and together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements, and fixtures; all easements, rights of way and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated this 21st day of May A.D., 2009. MICHAEL R. McMEEKIN Sheriff of Missoula County, Montana By: Patrick A. Turner, Deputy

ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: You, the Respondent, are hereby summoned to answer the Petition in this action, which is filed with the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Petitioner within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against your for the relief demanded in the Petition. This action is brought to obtain a dissolution of marriage. Title to and interest in the following real property will be involved in this action: none. DATED this 13th day of May, 2009. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court. By: Susie Wall, Deputy Clerk

day of April, 2009. THIEL LAW OFFICE, Attorney for Patricia Ann Adams /s/ Matthew B. Thiel. DATSOPOULOS, MACDONALD & LIND, P.C. Attorneys for Lily Paulette Koprivica /s/ David B. Cotner

MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF HEARING CREATION OF THE BUFFALO SPEEDWAY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing will be held on the 17th day of June, 2009 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201, Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, on a petition for creation of the Buffalo Speedway County Water District for the following area: “Five parcels shown on Certificate of Survey 2120 as Tracts 16-A, 16-B and 16-D and Certificate of Survey 4644 as Tracts 15B-1 and 15B-2 and located in the E_ Section 10 Township 14 North, Range 20 West in Missoula County, Montana.” (For complete legal descriptions, see map on file in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 200 West Broadway, 2nd Floor.) AND THAT all interested persons should appear at the above mentioned time and place to be heard for or against said petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioner’s Office, Room 204, Missoula County Courthouse Annex, Missoula, Montana 59802, prior to the hearing day. BY ORDER of the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, Montana. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier, Clerk & Recorder/Treasurer, 200 W. Broadway St., Missoula, MT 59802. (406) 258-3234 MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MOTOR VEHICLE WRECKING FACILITY 10052 GARRYMORE LANE Notice is hereby given that the Missoula Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the question of whether to support or oppose the application of C F Auto Parts (Fedor N. Chinikaylo) for a motor vehicle wrecking facility license at 10052 Garrymore Lane, Missoula, Montana (Legal Description: Section 28, Township 14 North, Range 20 West). The facility is approximately one (1) acre in size and located in the Racetrack Industrial Park Subdivision. The Commissioners will conduct the hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 201 of the Missoula County Courthouse Annex, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana. Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may submit written or other materials to the Commissioners and/or speak at the hearing. Comments may also be submitted anytime prior to the hearing by phone, mail, fax, e-mail or personal delivery to the Commissioners at their offices

MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT Printing Contract For Legal Advertising Request For Proposals General Information Missoula County is seeking proposals from qualified newspapers for a printing contract for legal advertising. The contract shall be awarded in accordance with MCA §§7-5-2411 thru 75-2413. Process and Calendar Interested providers are asked to submit six printed, double-sided copies of their proposal by Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. to the County Auditor’s Office, Room 212 in the Courthouse Annex. No late proposals will be accepted. Missoula County Commissioners will award the bid at the Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the County Courthouse Annex. Primary Contact Person Any questions concerning this request for proposals, and the proposals themselves should be directed to: Barbara Berens Missoula County Auditor 200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 258-3227 bberens@co.missoula.mt.us CONTACT WITH PERSONNEL OF MISSOULA COUNTY OTHER THAN BARBARA BERENS REGARDING THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MAY BE GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION FROM THE SELECTION PROCESS. Term of Engagement A one-year contract is contemplated, with the option to extend the engagement for an additional year. Continuation of the contract after the first year will be subject to annual review and approval of Missoula County, satisfactory negotiation of terms (including price), concurrence of the Board of County Commissioners, and annual appropriation. Subcontracting Vendors submitting proposals may not subcontract portions of services. Instructions to Offerors It is the responsibility of each offeror to: Follow the format required in the RFP when preparing your response. Provide point-bypoint responses to all sections in a clear and concise manner. Provide complete answers/descriptions. Read and answer all questions and requirements. Don’t assume the County will know what your company’s capabilities are or what items/services you can provide, even if you have previously contracted with the County. The proposals are evaluated based solely on the information and materials provided in your response. Submit your response on time. Late proposals will not be accepted. Terms and Conditions of Request for Proposal Proposers are expected to examine the specifications, schedule of delivery, and all instructions. Failure to do so will be at proposer’s risk. Each proposer shall furnish the information required in the RFP. The contract will be let to the printing establishment that in the judgment of the County Commissioners is the most suitable for performing the work. Missoula County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities and minor irregularities in the proposals received, and to accept any portion of, or all items proposed, if deemed in the best interest of Missoula County to do so. No submittal shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days subsequent to the opening of proposals without consent of Missoula County. A signed purchase order or contract furnished to the successful proposer results in a binding contract without further action by either party. Late or unsigned proposals will not be accepted or considered. The proposed price shall be exclusive of any Federal or State taxes from which Missoula County is exempt by law. Scope of Project Missoula County is seeking proposals from qualified newspapers for a printing contract for legal advertising. The contract shall be awarded in accordance with MCA §§7-5-2411 thru 7-5-2413. These sections provide, in part: MCA 7-5-2411 County Printing Contract (1) The County Commissioners shall contract for all advertising required by law and all printed forms required by the County. The advertising required by law must be awarded to a newspaper that: (a) is published in the County; (b) has general circulation; (c) has been published continuously at least once a week in the County for the 12 months preceding the awarding of the contract; and (d) prior to July 1 of each year, has submitted to the Clerk and

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MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT SHERIFF’S SALE SPENCER PROPERTIES, LLC, a Montana limited liability company, Plaintiff, Against STERLING PROPERTIES, LLC, a Montana limited liability company; SHIELDS LAW FIRM, PC and JON SHIELDS, ESQ.; STATE OF MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY;

MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT The Missoula City-County Board of Health will hear a variance request from homeWORD, Inc, general partner of Equinox Development Limited Partnership, 127 N Higgins #307, Missoula, MT 59802, on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM or soon thereafter in the second floor conference room of the Missoula Health Department at 301 W. Alder Street. They are requesting a variance from the Missoula City-County Health Code, Regulation 1: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems, Section I(C) which prohibits them from getting a septic permit because they are within 200 feet of city sewer. homeWORD wishes to install an irrigation system that uses greywater from kitchen sinks, bathroom lavatories, showers/tubs and clothes washing machines. All other wastewater will go to city sewer. The property address is 1515 Liberty Lane, Missoula, legally described as Tract 1 of COS 3463, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, Section 20. Public comment will be accepted by the Board at the hearing. Interested persons may also submit written comments to the Board on or before June 16, 2009 at 301 W. Alder St., Missoula, MT 59802 or faxed to (406) 258-4781 or emailed to gilmanm@ho.missoula.mt.us. More information is available by calling Mary Lou Gilman at 258-4755 and at www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 3 Cause Probate No. DP09-79 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KATHRYN A. DAGUE, 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 John R. Dague, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at GEORGE LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 210 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 234, Missoula, Montana 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED May 12, 2009. /s/ John R. Dague, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP-09-78 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of STEVEN M. KRAUZER, 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 the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at PO Box 8358, Missoula, Montana 59807, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 21st day of May, 2009. /s/ Michael J. Sherwood, Personal Representative for the Estate of Steven M. Krauzer MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DR-09-311 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION In re the Marriage of Marci Giblin, Petitioner, and Matthew Giblin, Respondent. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-09-83 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DIANE KATHLEEN DELANEY, 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 claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Trisha Thorson, 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 8th day of May, 2009. /s/ Trisha Thorson, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Probate No. DP-09-88 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF KENNETH JOHAN HANSEN, A/K/A KENNETH J. HANSEN, 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 (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 NANCY C. HANSEN, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at PO Box 386, Stevensville, Montana 59870, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 14th day of May, 2009. /s/ Nancy C. Hansen, Personal Representative, PO Box 386, Stevensville, MT 59870 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-09-84 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARILYN W. GUSTAFSON, 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 Benjamin D. Gustafson, 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 12th day of May, 2009. /s/ Benjamin D. Gustafson, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate Case No. DP-09-4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Frances O’Connell, 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, Daniel Hansen, return receipt requested, at 1333 Toole Avenue #B4, Missoula, Montana 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 21st day of May, 2009. /s/ Daniel Hansen, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate No. DP-09-70 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET ELISE WALLER KING, 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 Maureen F. Zwiefelhofer, 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 19th day of May, 2009. /s/ Maureen F. Zwiefelhofer, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-09-90 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VENUS SHRIDER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the abovenamed 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 Patricia Ann Adams, a Co-Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Thiel Law Office, PLLC, 315 West Pine, Missoula, Montana 59802, or to Lily Paulette Koprivica, a Co-Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., 201 West Main, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 15th

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DA-09-05 NOTICE OF HEARING In Re the Adult Adoption of R.M.M., a Minor Child. NOTICE is hereby given that a hearing on the petition to terminate the parental rights of David Neil Marsh and the petition to adopt the minor child, R.M.M., will be held on the 16th day of June at 1:30 p.m. o’clock at the Missoula County Courthouse, before the Honorable Douglas Harkin. NOW, therefore, notice is hereby given that David Neil Marsh’s failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a waiver of David Neil Marsh’s interest in custody of the minor child and will result in the court’s termination of David Neil Marsh’s right to the minor child. DATED this 19th day of May, 2009. ST. PETER LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for Petitioner. /s/ Linda Osorio St. Peter MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DA-09-06 NOTICE OF HEARING In Re the Adult Adoption of A.R.M., a Minor Child. NOTICE is hereby given that a hearing on the petition to terminate the parental rights of David Neil Marsh and the petition to adopt the minor child, A.R.M., will be held on the 16th day of June at 1:30 p.m. o’clock at the Missoula County Courthouse, before the Honorable Douglas Harkin. NOW, therefore, notice is hereby given that David Neil Marsh’s failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a waiver of David Neil Marsh’s interest in custody of the minor child and will result in the court’s termination of David Neil Marsh’s right to the minor child. DATED this 19th day of May, 2009. ST. PETER LAW OFFICES, P.C. Attorney for Petitioner. /s/ Linda Osorio St. Peter MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-09-87 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD WAYNE FAWCETT, 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 Byron W. Boggs, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 502 West Spruce, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 18th day of May, 2009. /s/ Byron W. Boggs, Personal Representative NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Trustee will on JULY 18, 2009, at the hour of 11:00 o’clock A.M., at the South door of Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, the following described property: A Tract of land located in the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as Tract 1-12A of Certificate of Survey No. 3446, which is subject to a Montana Trust Indenture recorded February 2, 2007, Document No. 200702841, records of Missoula County, Montana, from GRANT CREEK HEIGHTS, INC., as Grantor, to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA, INC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of COLIN F. JOHNSON, as Beneficiary. Christy L. Brandon is the Successor Trustee pursuant to an Appointment of Successor Trustee dated February 6, 2009, and recorded in the land records of Missoula County, Montana. Grantor’s default consists of failure to make payments when due beginning with the monthly payments from and after November 28, 2008 in the amount of $1,750.00 each. The total sum owing on this obligation is $150,000 principal balance plus accruing interest at the rate of 14% per year totaling $7,000 as of February 28, 2009, $525 late fees, $1,730 escrow fees, and $688.50 other fees and costs. The Beneficiary may disburse amounts as may be required to preserve the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, they will be added to the obligation secured by the Montana Trust Indenture. 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. Beneficiary elects to declare all amounts under said Note and Trust Indenture to be immediately due and payable in consequence of the Grantor’s default. Beneficiary directs that Trustee sell the real property above described for the satisfaction of the obligation. This sale is a public sale and any person, including the Beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed and will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances. The sale purchaser is entitled to possession of the property on the tenth day following the sale. The sale is subject to bankruptcy filing, payoff, reinstatement or any other circumstance that would affect the validity of the sale. If any such circumstance exists, the sale shall be void, the successful bidder’s funds returned and the trustee and current beneficiary shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damage. The Grantor or any person having a subordinate lien upon the subject property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the Beneficiary the entire amount then due under the trust indenture and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses 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 and thereby cure the default. This sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any rea-


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son, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. DATED this 5th day of March, 2009. /s/ Christy L. Brandon, Successor Trustee, P.O. Box 1544, Bigfork, MT 59911, (406) 8375445.

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: All of Lot 5 and the East 8 feet of Lot 6 in Block 32 of East Missoula Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, recording reference: Book 188 of Micro Records at Page 1116. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 10, 2009, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $180,946.14. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $175,688.48, 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 August 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.02758) 1002.118329-FEI

Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 13, 2009, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $225,956.71. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $219,249.11, 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 August 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.02560) 1002.118606-FEI

of Missoula on August 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7680.20187) 1002.118862-FEI

ney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. Dated: 05/13/09 ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-985-07-03 Richardson, TX 75082 ASAP# 3099777 05/14/2009, 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009

(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: March 19, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 State of North Dakota County of Stark On 3/19/09, 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: 2/23/2013 ASAP# 3120189 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009, 06/11/2009

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: March 11, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 State of North Dakota County of Stark On 5/11/09, 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. JESSICA HOPKINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 ASAP# 3107058 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 02/26/99, recorded as Instrument No. 199906145, Book 574, Page 1617, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which William John Riel, individual was Grantor, Security Mortgage, Inc., a Montana Corporation 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: Lots 14 and 15 of Spring Valley Acres, 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 HSBC Bank USA, as Trustee in Trust for CitiGroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc., Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2003-HE4. 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 11/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of March 30, 2009, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $94,841.67. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $88,076.68, 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 August 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7777.29216) 1002.116969-FEI

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 03/26/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200806824, Book 815, Page 1399, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Deana J. Payne, a married person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/18/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200716085, Bk 800, Pg 290, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michael R. McVey, a married 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: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 5641, located in the Northeast one-quarter of Section 33, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, Missoula County, Montana. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 12/14/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200533939 BK 766 PG 587, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Viking Properties, LLC, a Montana limited liability company was Grantor, Sterling Savings Bank was Beneficiary and Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 6 in Block 17 of KNOWLES ADDITION, in 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 10/20/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 17, 2009, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $406,227.61. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $202,570.00, 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

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 08-0116664 Title Order No. 080162992MTGSI 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 09/16/2009, 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 Mark Christensen, a married man as his sole & separate property 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 04/03/2007 and recorded 04/16/2007, in document No. 200709041 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 795 at Page Number 736 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: The north 84 feet of lot 3 and the south 16 feet of lot 2 in block 1 of Forest View Addition No. 2, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording reference is in book 211 at page 530 of deed records. Property Address: 2110 Woodlawn Ave, Missoula, MT 59804 The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. 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 09-01-2008, 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 $184,944.21 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.00% per annum from 08/01/2008 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attor-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S ALE on July 27, 2009, 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: Parcel 18 of Certificate of Survey No. 60-A located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4NW1/4) of Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. K. Maria Houston, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated August 12, 2005 and recorded August 17, 2005 at 4:20 o’clock P.M., under Document No. 200521332. 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 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 $1,370.03, beginning November 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 April 1, 2009 is $165,794.38 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $4,870.20, late charges in the amount of $262.23, escrow advances of $465.01, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,700.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $26.19 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 20, 2009, 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 1 in Block 7 of the corrected plat of Hillview Heights No 3. and 4 in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the corrected plat thereof recorded in Book 11 of Plats at Page 57, Records of Missoula County, Montana. Victoria Clark, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title & Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated September 27, 2005 and Recorded on September 30, 2005 in Book 761, Page 802, as Document No. 200525832. The beneficial interest is currently held by Indymac Federal 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 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 $1354.24, beginning November 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 February 10, 2009 is $160,600.30 principal, interest at the rate of 6.875% now totaling $3,952.69, late charges in the amount of $656.24, escrow advances of $267.50, suspense balance of $0.00 and other fees and expenses advanced of $58.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $30.25 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. 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

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 20, 2009, 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: PARCEL I: TRACT 15A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1877, LOCATED IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II: TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1608. FURTHER TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1877: AS IMPROVED BY: 1993 FLEETWOOD MANUFACTURED HOME, MODEL CHADWICK 56630, SERIAL #1 DFLP04A/6161 11-CW10, HUD TAG NUMBER IDA12651 1 AND IDA126510, 65’ X 26’ A.P.N.: 5806399 Douglas T Kiewatt and Ronda R Kiewatt, as Grantor(s), 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 Deed of Trust dated January 10, 2008 and recorded on January 1’5, 2008 at 3:24 o’clock P.M., in Book 811, Page 1240, under Document NO 200801007. The beneficial interest is currently held by Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.. 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 $1,469.88, beginning September 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 February 28, 2009 is $192,678.17 principal, interest at the rate of 6.25% now totaling $7,024.71, and other fees and expenses advanced of $99.90, plus accruing interest at the rate of $32.99 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

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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 mist 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 101 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: March 10, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 ASAP# 3105333 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 20, 2009, 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 9A of Carline Addition No. 60, a platted subdivision in the city of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official recorded plat thereof. Ted L Hess, 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 May 10, 2005 and Recorded May 19, 2005 in Book 752, Page 1143, as Document No. 200511842. The beneficial interest is currently held by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc., GreenPoint MTA Trust 2005-AR3, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005 AR3. 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 $1267.31, beginning November 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 February 16, 2009 is $299,218.33 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $6,209.37, late charges in the amount of $190.11, escrow advances of $575.63, and other fees and expenses advanced of $18.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $42.01 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. 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: March 11, 2009 Charles Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA . County of Stark On March 11, 2009, 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. Jessica Hopkins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 ASAP# 3107026 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009

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 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10`h 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: March 16, 2009 Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA County of Stark On March 16, 2009, 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. Jessica Hopkins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota My Comm. Exp. 12/24/2014 ASAP# 3112912 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 20, 2009, 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 28 OF HAWTHORN SPRINGS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Darrin L Knudsen and Crystal L Knudsen, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated March 23, 2007 and Recorded March 30, 2007 at 3:14 o’clock P.M. in Book 794, Page 803, under Document No. 200707506. The beneficial interest is currently held by National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank. 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 $2,207.42, beginning December 1, 2008, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of February 21, 2009 is $280,052.54 principal, interest at the rate of 7.375% now totaling $6,295.20, late charges in the amount of $294.63, escrow advances of $0.00, suspense balance of $0.00 and other fees and expenses advanced of $54.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $56.59 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. 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: March 10, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA County of Stark On March 10, 2009, 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. Jessica Hopkins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 ASAP# 3105714 05/21/2009, 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 24, 2009, 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 4 of Corrected Plat of El Dorado, a plated subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat of record in Book 13 of Plats at Page 9 Ashley Miller, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title & Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated September 21, 2007 and Recorded September 21, 2007 in Book 806 , Page 109, as Document No. 200724956. The beneficial interest is currently held by Primary Capital Advisors LC. 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 $1,125.35, beginning November 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 March 31, 2009 is $173,831.68 principal, interest at the rate of 6.625% now totaling $5,731.28, late charges in the amount of $225.08, escrow advances of $676.75, suspense balance of $ and other fees and expenses advanced of $30.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $31.40 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 24, 2009, 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: South 20 feet of Lot 12, and the North 50 feet of Lot 13, Block B of Rainbow Ranch Homes Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Phoebe J. Patterson, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Long Beach Mortgage Company, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated may 30, 2003 and Recorded June 9, 2003 in Book 708, Page 713, as Document No. 200320092. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2003-4. 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 $1,233.29, beginning November 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 February 24, 2009 is $113,794.85 principal, interest at the rate of 9.125% now totaling $4,115.60, late charges in the amount of $348.54, and other fees and expenses advanced of $56.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $28.45 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. 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: March 16, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF

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Public Notices KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 State of North Dakota County of Stark On 3/16/09, 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. JESSICA HOPKINS Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 ASAP# 3114021 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009, 06/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 27, 2009, 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 3 in Block 3 of El Mar Estates Phase II, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. APN: 5669142 Dawn Hofman and Jurian Hofman, 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 November 20, 2006 and Recorded November 21, 2006 in Book 787, Page 1012, under Document No. 200630237. The beneficial interest is currently held by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee for the registered holders of Monura Home Equity Loan, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 20073. 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 $1,135.54, beginning December 1, 2008, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of March 05, 2009 is $146,869.60 principal, interest at the rate of 6.00% now totaling $3,053.92, late charges in the amount of $409.32, escrow advances of $49.64, suspense balance of $(175.34) and other fees and expenses advanced of $387.78, plus accruing interest at the rate of $24.36 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, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10”’ 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: March 19, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 State of North Dakota County of Stark On 3/19/09, 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. Nicole Schafer Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 3/28/2011 ASAP# 3120042 05/28/2009, 06/04/2009, 06/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on July 28, 2009, 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 4 of Mount Jumbo Views, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Steven D. Wall, 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 September 30, 2005, and Recorded September 30, 2005 at 03:43 o’clock P.M. in Book 761, Page 593, under Document No. 200525823. 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 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 $2,464.59, beginning December 1, 2008, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the

Public Notices principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of March 10, 2009 is $459,599.50 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $9,666.27, late charges in the amount of $337.50, and other fees and expenses advanced of $113.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $73.98 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 in cash at the time of sale. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the 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 PURPOSES. Dated: March 20, 2009 Charles J. Peterson Successor Trustee Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm P.O. Box 1097 Dickinson, ND 58602-1097 State of North Dakota County of Stark On March 20, 2009, 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 ASAP# 3121677 06/04/2009, 06/11/2009, 06/18/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, the 12th day of August, 2009, at the hour of 11:15 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time, at the front door of the Missoula County Courthouse, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana 59802, Martin S. King, Attorney at Law, Successor Trustee, in order to satisfy the obligations set out below, has been directed to sell and has elected to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, payable at the time of sale, and without warranty or covenant, express or implied as to title, possession, encumbrances, condition, or otherwise, the interest of the following described real property, situated in Missoula, Montana, to wit: A tract of land located in and being a portion of the NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, and being more particularly described as Parcel 2 of COS 5692. Said sale will be made in accordance with the statutes of the State of Montana, and the terms and provisions of: that certain Trust Indenture dated January 19, 2007, and recorded January 19, 2007, in Book 790 at page 1109 as Document No. 200701571 in the records of the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, State of Montana, wherein LINDA J. SNYDER is Grantor, EARL M. PRUYN is the named Beneficiary, and STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC. is the name Trustee; that certain Appointment of Successor Trustee dated March 5, 2009, and recorded March 27, 2009, in the records of the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana, in Book 836 at page 268 as Document No. 200906833, wherein the Beneficiary substituted Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc. with Martin S. King, attorney at law, as Successor Trustee. This foreclosure is made because the Grantor LINDA J. SNYDER, and her successors in interest, have defaulted in the terms of said Trust Indenture and the corresponding Promissory Note in that she has failed to pay the monthly payments and pursuant to the terms of the Trust Indenture, the Beneficiary has exercised his option to declare the full amount secured by such Trust Indenture immediately due and payable. There is presently due on said obligation the principal sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Four Hundred Eighty and No/100 Dollars ($150,480.00), plus interest at a rate of Ten Percent (10%) per annum totaling Fourteen Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-three and 82/100 Dollars ($14,683.82), plus costs of Five Hundred Fifty-six and No/100 ($556.00), for a total amount due of One Hundred Sixty-four Thousand Four Hundred Twenty-three and 15/100 Dollars ($164,423.15), as of February 26, 2009, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees and other accruing costs. DATED this 31st day of March, 2009. /s/ Martin S. King, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ):ss. County of Missoula ). On this 31st day of March, 2009, before me, the undersigned a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Martin S. King, Attorney at Law, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within Notice of Sale of Real Property Under a Deed of Trust as Successor Trustee, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such Successor Trustee. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set me hand and affixed my official seal the day and year in this certificate first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Rhonda M. Kolar, Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Missoula, MT. My commission expires January 24, 2012

Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. Pursuant to 71-1-301, et seq. of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned hereby gives notice of a trustee’s sale to be held on the 21st day August, 2009, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on the steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, of the following described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 2 OF EL MAR ESTATES PHASE III, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. David Brent McClellan, as Grantor, conveyed the above-described real property, and the improvements situated thereon, if any any, to I.R.E. Processing, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Beneficial Montana Inc., d/b/a Beneficial Mortgage Co., a Delaware corporation authorized to do business in Montana, who was designated as Beneficiary in a Deed of Trust dated October 12, 2004 and recorded on October 15, 2004 in Book 741 of Micro Records at Page 911 of the official records of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). Dan G. Cederberg, a licensed Montana attorney, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee dated March 17, 2009, and recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. David Brent McClellan has defaulted in the performance of the said Deed of Trust and associated Loan Repayment and Security Agreement by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,382.62 for the month of November, 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. As of March 5, 2009, the sum of $5,395.71 is past due. As of March 5, 2009, the principal balance due was the sum of $174,762.53 principal, plus $23,508.78 accrued interest, with interest continuing to accrue on the principal at the variable rate set out in the Loan Repayment and Security Agreement, which is currently 8.239% per annum and other fees and expenses that may be advanced. The Beneficiary may disburse any amounts as may be required to protect Beneficiary’s interest. If Beneficiary elects to make such disbursements, sums paid shall become additional indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust. In accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Trust and Loan Repayment and Security Agreement, the Beneficiary has elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Deed of Trust and Loan Repayment and Security Agreement and has elected to sell the interest of David Brent McClellan, the original Grantor, his successors and assigns, in and to the aforedescribed property, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances or covenants existing of record or evident on the property at the time of sale to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiary has directed Dan G. Cederberg, as Successor Trustee, to commence such sale proceedings. Those with an interest in the property and who appear from the public record to be entitled to notification of the proceedings are: Occupants, 2175 Hummingbird Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. David Brent McClellan, 2175 Hummingbird Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. Collection Bureau Services, Inc., Attn: Michael J. Moore & Alison Clarke, 212 East Spruce, Missoula, MT 59802. Montana Department of Revenue, PO Box 5805, Helena, MT 596045805. Attorney General Steve Pullock, Department of Justice, PO Box 201401, Helena, MT 59620-1401. Department of Labor & Industry, Unemployment Insurance Contributions Bureau, PO Box 6339, Helena, MT 59604-6339. Collection Bureau Services, Inc., Attn: Michael J. Moore & Josh S. MIrel, PO Box 7339, Missoula, MT 59807. Internal Revenue Service, District Director Rocky Mountain District, Attn: S.P.E. 5020, 600 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202-2490. Internal Revenue Service, District Director Rocky Mountain District, Attn: Chief, Special Procedures Staff, 600 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202-2490. Darwin Hamilton, 228 Fox Hill Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901-2565. Successor Trustee is unaware of any party in possession or claiming right to possession of the subject property other than those persons noticed herein. DATED this 13th day of April, 2009. /s/ Dan G. Cederberg, Successor Trustee. STATE OF MONTANA ):ss. County of Missoula). This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 13th day of April, 2009, by Dan G. Cederberg, Successor Trustee. (SEAL) /s/ Susan Marshall, Notary Public for the State of Montana, Residing at: Missoula, Montana. My commissioin expires: 17 March, 2011

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The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following items on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. 1. Rezoning Request – 2330 Higgins Ave (Denny’s Copy Stop) A request from Dennis Louquet, represented by DJ&A, P.C., to rezone property located on the northeast corner of the Higgins Ave / South Ave intersection, from R-1 (Residential, 8 dwelling units per acre) to BN (Neighborhood Business), legally described as Lot 12A of Block 13 of Residence Addition, located in Section 27 of T13N, R19W, P.M.M. (See Map R.)

2.Seeley Lake Regional Plan Update The Missoula County Rural Initiatives Office has been working with the Seeley Lake Community Council on an updated land use plan for the Seeley Lake area including that portion of the Clearwater River watershed in Missoula County. The Plan would be adopted as an area-specific amendment to the County's Growth Policy. The intention is to zone in accordance with the Plan’s land use designations soon after Plan adoption. The Seeley Lake Regional Plan Public Hearing Draft is currently out for public and agency comment. It is available for review at www.co.missoula.mt.us/rural. See Map A for the Seeley Lake Regional Plan Area (the area affected by this amendment).

Seeley Lake Regional Plan Boundary The City Council will conduct a public hearing on item #1 at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6th, 2009, in the City Council Chambers at 140 West Pine Street in Missoula. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on item #2 at a date to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The item #1 request and exact legal description is available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 258-4657. Hard copies of the draft plan for item #2 are on file in Seeley Lake at the Barn, High School, and Water District and in Missoula at the County Commissioners Office, Rural Initiatives Office, and the Office of Planning and Grants. CD copies are available through the Rural Initiatives Office, 258-3432. The public comment file for item #2 is also available for review at the Rural Initiatives Office. Comments for item #2 may be directed to the Missoula County Consolidated Planning Board, c/o Missoula County Rural Initiatives, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or via email: ri@co.missoula.mt.us If anyone attending any of these meetings needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The City of Missoula or Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.


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REDUCED PRICE! 3bdrm, 1 bath, single garage. Fenced yard and covered front porch. Newly remodeled. MLS# 808575 $84,900 Janet 532-7903 or Robin 2406503 Windermere RE. Text:44133 Message:18883 for pics

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4BD home, 39.5 acres. Certainteed siding, radiant heat, fireplace, wildlife, gravel pit! $824,900 Kevin & Monica Ray at Access Realty 406-207-1185 www.AccessRealty.net 4BD/3BA, 3GAR + VIEWS 6960 Linda Vista 4 doors off Upper Miller Creek. Anne Jablonski 546-5816 www.MoveMontana.com 4bd/3ba, Lovely Home w/Views 6960 Linda Vista $349,500 Anne Jablonski 546-5816 www.MoveMontana.com

UPDATED CENTRAL MISSOULA HOME. 2 Bdr/1 Bath, single level, single attached garage, new flooring, interior paint, updated kitchen, new furnace and more, $149,900. Prudential Montana. Call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or view photos and virtual tours at...

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UPDATED CENTRAL MISSOULA HOME. 3 Bdr/1.5 Bath, New interior paint & flooring, great deck, double garage & fenced yard. $189,900. Prudential Montana. Call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or view photos and virtual tours at...

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UPDATED POTOMAC AREA HOME ON 16.5 ACRES.3 Bdr/2 Bath, Open floor plan, deck and covered porch, very private and quiet, $268,800. Prudential Montana. Call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or view photos and virtual tours at...

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5 bdrm, 2 baths, centrally located with hardwood floors, large yard, garage & 2 fireplaces. $265,000 MLS 809246 Windermere RE Janet 532-7903 or Robin 240-6503 Text:44133 Message:12596 for pics

Well-maintained 3BD house, 45 minutes from Missoula, hardwood floors, storage shed, updated appliances. $125,000 Kevin & Monica Ray at Access Realty 406-2071185. www.AccessRealty.net

814 Howell MLS# 903557 $70,000 KD Dickinson - Portico Real Estate 240-5227.

Manufactured Homes

921 S 4th St W. $239,500 McCormick Park - 2bed/1bath & bonus room, classy upgrades, dble garage KD Dickinson – Portico Real Estate – (406) 240-5227

FROM $40,762. New Modular Homes. *No Money Down* FHA, VA & Tribal Loans. $8,000 Tax Credit. Champion Homes. 303573-0067 Free brochures and price sheet. www.coloradofactorymodulars.com

A Career in Real Estate with Access Realty, we offer training, great commission splite and support. 406544-3098 www.AccessRealty.net ALBERTON AREA HOME ON 3 ACRES. 3 Bdr/2.5 Bath, bonus room, great views, lots of space, just 30 minutes to Missoula. $295,000. Prudential Montana. Call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or view photos and virtual tours at...

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REDUCED Beautiful 20 Acre parcel with meadow and view Financing available OAC with 10 % down. Make offer. $159,900. MLS# 900454. Janet 532-7903 or Robin 240-6503 riceteam@winderm e r e . c o m . Te x t : 4 4 1 3 3 Message:12888 for pics

Commercial

Price reduced: $185,900 - 2 story in a cul de sac, central neighborhood with large yards, raised beds and 2 car garage. Priscilla @ Pru Missoula 370.7689

4800 SQ FT MULLAN RD AREA HOME ON 1 ACRE. 5 Bdr/3 Bath, great floor plan, family room with wet bar, vaulted ceilings, and more, $448,000. Prudential Montana. Call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or view photos and virtual tours at...

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3BD/2BD home, vaulted ceilings, two-car garage, large patio. Private ponds, 45 minutes from Missoula. $240,000. Kevin & Monica Ray at Access Realty 406-207-1185 www.AccessRealty.net

4 mos New Liberty, 28’x52’, 3bd 2ba. Move or lease lot. Realtors welcome. $81,000 546-5816

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Land for Sale 20 Lot Bitterroot Subdivision, 42 acres, views of Bitterroots & Sapphires. Appraised $127,500 each. $864,000 Kevin & Monica Ray at Access Realty 406-2071185 www.AccessRealty.net 20,000 SQ FOOT LOT IN GREAT ALBERTON LOCATION. 0.46 acres

40 x 82 insulated metal free span building. 1 acre with security fence. Three 14 foot overhead doors and one 9 foot door. Easy access and great exposure. $339,900 MLS# 901478 Janet 532-7903/Robin 240-6503 Text: 44133 Message: 12595

Out of Town 800 square foot cabin near hunting, fishing, and skiing in beautiful Haugan, MT. $83,000. Kevin & Monica Ray at Access Realty 406207-1185. www.AccessRealty.net LOLO. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1 acre. Large great room off open kitchen. Wood-burning fireplace. Living room, sun room, Jacuzzi, separate shower in main bath. Fenced garden area. Beautiful property. $257,500. 370-1368. View online www.outdoorsmontana.com Turn key cabin in the Garnet Mountains, 24.49 acres, off the grid, gated access, spring water, new propane appliances, 9 miles south of Helmville. $140,000. Montana International Realty 406883-6700

Mortgage & Financial Mountain West Mortgage. Best Mortgage Loan Products. 35 Years experience. John Timmons 406543-8945 Lic #6,7 REAL ESTATE LOANS Up to 70% LTV. We specialize in “NonBankable Deals” Hard money lending with a conscience. We also buy Private Notes & Mortgages. Creative Finance & Investments, LLC. 406-721-1444; 800-9994809. Info@creative-finance.com MT Lic.#000203. 619 SW Higgins, Ste O, Missoula, MT 59803

Price Reduced PRICE REDUCED. Great value, well maintained home in Lolo on large lot. Huge master suite, double garage + workshop. $239,000. Debra @ Windermere Real Estate 880-8851


CLASSIFIEDS Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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Joy Earls

Great U Area Opportunity!

Riverwalk Estates Kiki Court

4 BR 2 Bath on two corner lots across the street from the golf course. Oak floors, maple kitchen, fireplace, and cool retro tiger eye interior. Wonderful home, terrific investment. $299,000.00.

Choose from: • Finished Home 6549 Kiki Court MLS#808566 • $349,500 • New Home/Land Package 6605 West Kiki Court MLS#903596 • Starting at $299,970

Call Ann Blair at Prudential Missoula Properties 728-8270 or 721-3683 or ann@prudentialmissoula.com

Joy Earls • 531-9811

joyearls.mywindermere.com 639 South Ave. W, Msla

Austin McKee

STEAL THIS HOUSE!

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

The Top Hat! 134 W. Front First time on the market in 25 years! This property features a large 2-story building with basement and adjoining 1-story building. Total: 9,000 sq.ft. est. Downtown Missoula, off-street parking. Price includes all beverage liquor license and gaming license.

Proud to be a part of Windermere's new commercial real estate division!

"Raised on Real Estate" Experience with a fresh perspective. CELL: 546-5705 • www.Live-Montana.com

Rochelle Glasgow

544-7507 Missoula • 549-3353 | Hamilton • 363-4450

Jodie L Hooker REALTOR®, QSC®, GRI®, ABR® 239-7588 • Jodie@GreaterMontanaRE.com MissoulaMultiFamily.com Specializing in: Multi-Famliy Properties

glasgow@montana.com www.rochelleglasgow.com Missoula Proper ties

New Listing! Shelly Evans REALTOR®, PSC®, QSC® 544-8570 • Shelly@GreaterMontanaRE.com MissoulaValleyHomes.com Specializing in: 1st Time Homebuyers Carrie A Greer REALTOR®, PSC®, QSC®, ABR® 880-6592 • Carrie@GreaterMontanaRE.com CarrieAGreer.com Specializing in: New Construction

3BD/2BA home on large lot in Lolo. $189,900 explorerct.net

RICE TEAM

4 Bed/2 Bath Remodeled • New roof New heating & AC Many upgrades Large corner lot

$239,500 • 546-2177

Janet Rice 532-7903 Robin Rice 240-6503 riceteam@windermere.com www.missoulahomesonline.com

Lower Rattlesnake Home 1133 Harrison • $295,000 2 bdr/1 bath, bonus room, beautiful views in amazing spot, 2+ lots, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, large vinyl window, unfinished basement, fenced, lots of updates. 721-5187 or 327-8757

Mortgage & Financial

316 Daly Avenue (Duplex) Mortgage Rates Are Still Historically Low! Mortgage Rates Are You may be able to: Still• Lower Historically Low! your monthly

Priscilla Brockmeyer

370.7689

You may be able to: payment

• Lower from your monthly payment • Switch an ARM • aSwitch from an ARM to a to predictable fixed-rate predictableloan fixed-rate loan

This very charming 2 Storey Craftsman home is located in the University Historic District Area. It has been utilized as a duplex and features a spacious main floor unit with hardwood flooring. This unit has a sun porch perfect for morning tea and reading the paper. The living room and dining room are quite large and open with loads of natural light. The kitchen has some glass front cabinetry and classic hardware. This unit is 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The upstairs unit has two bedrooms and a full bath. It features a breakfast nook with skylight. The living room faces the front of the house and has lots of southern light.

Two 5 acre parcels

15 minutes from Missoula with nice building sites and access to the Blackfoot River. $159,000 for either 5 acre parcel or buy both for $299,000.

4617 Bordeaux Blvd • OPEN HOUSE Sunday • June 6 • 1-3pm Sweet 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home in the Canyon Creek Village. Built in 2002 this home has a wonderful floor plan with Master Bedroom on the main floor and an additional 2 bedrooms on the upper level. Charming covered front porch for enjoying the summer evenings. Home has been very well maintained and is priced to sell quickly. For a private showing or more information please call Mary Marry 406-544-2125 mmarry@bigsky.net

Mary Mar ry R E A LT O R ® , B r ok er

Office 406-728-9295 • Cell 406-544-2125

Office 541-6550 Cell 546-5816

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Astrid Oliver Home Mortgage Consultant 1800 S. Russell St. Ste.200 Missoula ,MT 59801 Phone: 406-329-4061 Cell: 406-550-3587 Home Mortgage Consultant Astrid.m.oliver@wellsfargo.com 1800 S. Russellhttp://www.wfhm.com/wfhm/ St. Ste. 200 Missoula, MT 59801 astrid-oliver Phone: 406-329-4061 Cell: 406-550-3587 Credit is subject to approval. astrid.m.oliver@wellsfargo.com Some restrictions apply. This http://www.wfhm.com/wfhm/astrid-oliver information is accurate as of

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date of printing and is subject to change without notice. Wells Mortgage Credit is subject toFargo approval.Home Some restrictions apply.is a Wells Fargoand Bank, This information isdivision accurate asof of date of printing is 2009 Wells subject to change N.A. without©notice. Wells FargoFargo Home Bank, N.A.Fargo All Bank, rights Mortgage is a division of Wells N.A. 2009 #63731 Wells Fargo Bank,reserved. N.A. All rights reserved.03/09-06/09 #63731 3/09-06/09

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CLASSIFIEDS Homes for Sale

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Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

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Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

1379 Quiet Pines • Missoula, MT MLS# 902424 • $115,000 KD Dickinson • Broker/Owner • 240-5227 1400 Burns condos: $99,500 to $159,500

115 W. Addison $189,900 Sweet slant street cottage.

814 Howell - $70,000 N. Side Lot. Ready to build.

1216 S. 5th W. - $218,500 Open House/BBQ Sun. 11-2 So much character & great yard

921 S. 4th W. - $239,500 Charming 2+bdrm/1bath. 1333 Toole #C-13 - $128,000 Downtown 2bdr/2bath condo. Awesome 1 acre lot located minutes from Missoula, the blackfoot river, canyon river golf course and hiking trails! Beautiful mature Ponderosa Pines scattered throughout this wonderful property. Beautiful homes neighbor this lot, in this quiet little cul-de-sac. Utilities are in, and includes well and septic approval, gas, electric and phone. Bring your builders.

Downtown Restaurant For Sale Fabulous downtown locale 247 W. Front • Missoula includes 11 parking spaces! Seats 36+, outside seating, basement with lots of storage. Long time established Missoula restaurant with cabaret license included. $150,000 MLS# 901625

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

www.rochelleglasgow.com

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

1902 Pine Tree Hollow - TFalls $148,500. Wow! Perfect MT setting.

Liz Dye • Broker • 531-4508 215 Hellgate Dr. MLS#903949 - $279,000

1723 Ethel Lane MLS#900844 • $175,000

2527 Valley View MLS#805739 • $224,900

105 Parker Ct MLS#903003 • $219,900

115 North Ave East MLS#900646 • $339,000

720 Edith MLS# 903154 $179,000

Greg Zugay • Realtor • 396-6146 Georgetown Lake lot - $89,000 112 Wildwood - $269,000 13.82 Acres. Seasonal Stream. 4.35 acres. River access. 4011 Houk Way - $199,000 Easy commute. Close to river. 2195 Big Flat Rd. - $379,000 9.99 Acres. 3bed/3bath.

1169 Lance Ln. - $439,000 10.42 Acres. 3bed/2.5bath 100 Rocky Point Rd. #G6 - Polson $679,900 - Waterfront 3bed/2bath with boat slip

601 N. 4th St. - $165,000 3bed/2bath. Large lot. Marlies Borchers • Realtor • 370-5758 2309 Grant - $175,000 6975 Donovan Creek Rd. - $179,000 High visibility commercial opportunity u/c Backups

Beautiful Bitterroot Parade of Homes Ranch Style House on 1.75 acres.

This amazing 4BD home features an Elegant tiled entryway, knotty alder trim, custom cabinets, and a large great room with a cozy fireplace perfect for entertaining. You'll love this homes many windows - framing the breathtaking Montana Views! Granite countertops throughout, stainless steel appliances, large master suite, and professional landscaping makes this one of the best buys in the valley! www.393BassLane.com.

Kevin & Monica Ray

207.1185 • 544.3098 www.AccessRealty.net Fairviews Area Home 402 Whitaker Dr. • Missoula

2101 S. 4th St. - $195,000 3bed/1.5bath. Great access to U & Good Food Store. Justin Armintrout • Realtor 546-0768 2280 Greenough Dr. MLS # 900678 $369,900 1912 S. Clark St. - $186,500 Low maintenance living.

Missoula Properties

Rochelle Glasgow

700 Rollins - $239,500 Native landscaping. Great house!

3 Bed/2 Bath/Double Garage Three levels, angular architecture, lots of natural wood and a loft area.

Erin Doherty • Realtor • 239-8240 Doug Pinto • Realtor • 360-7835

PorticoRealEstate.com 445 w. Alder • Missoula • 406/327-8787

What will be the next page in your family scrapbook?

Mortgage & Financial

Mortgage & Financial

MLS# 901644 $245,000

Mortgage & Financial

For all your home mortgage needs call

Leslie Largay leslie@landlmortgage.com

360-2906 Purchase Refinance Construction 1st Time Home Buyer Programs 2nd Mortgages

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