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cover photo by Steven G. Gnam


Voices The readers write .............................................................................................................4 Street Talk See how they run?....................................................................................................4 The Week in Review The news of the day, one day at a time..................................................6 Briefs Smurfit’s berms, drinking games, and a long shot for un-sheriff...................................6 Etc. A very polite Democratic primary........................................................................................7 News Bitcoin landlord makes a TIF request for quiet ...............................................................8 News The secret ingredient to fire management? It’s people...................................................9 Dan Brooks Tim Fox, Andrew Anglin, and the fine line between worse and worst.................10 Writers on the Range Arguing for river access in Colorado ..................................................11 Feature See Mike Foote run. And ski. Endlessly......................................................................13

Arts & Entertainment

Arts A history of VTO’s ageless punk rock attitude .....................................................17 Music The science of falling in love with Bon Iver......................................................18 Film It’s hard not to like Wim Wenders’ Pope .............................................................19 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films .....................................................20 The Market Report Pork and greens ...................................................................................21 Happiest Hour The Sneaky Peat at SakeTome ............................................................23 8 Days a Week If they get any longer it’s gonna be 9........................................................24 Agenda The BASE Summer Silent Auction .............................................................................29 Mountain High Montana Natural History Center’s Spring Fling ...............................30


News of the Weird ......................................................................................................12 Classifieds....................................................................................................................31 The Advice Goddess ...................................................................................................32 Free Will Astrology .....................................................................................................34 Crossword Puzzle .......................................................................................................37 This Modern World.....................................................................................................38

GENERAL MANAGER Matt Gibson EDITOR Brad Tyer ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson CALENDAR AND SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Charley Macorn STAFF REPORTERS Alex Sakariassen, Derek Brouwer STAFF REPORTER & MANAGING EDITOR FOR SPECIAL SECTIONS Susan Elizabeth Shepard COPY EDITOR Jule Banville EDITORIAL INTERN Michael Siebert ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua CIRCULATION ASSISTANT MANAGER Ryan Springer SALES MANAGER Toni Leblanc ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Deron Wade MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR Ariel LaVenture CLASSIFIED SALES REPRESENTATIVE Declan Lawson CONTRIBUTORS Scott Renshaw, Nick Davis, Hunter Pauli, Molly Laich, Dan Brooks, Rob Rusignola, Chris La Tray, Sarah Aswell, Migizi Pensoneau, April Youpee-Roll, MaryAnn Johanson, Melissa Stephenson, Ari LeVaux

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[voices] by Alex Sakariassen

The Indy profiles ultra-runner Mike Foote on the cover this week. What’s the farthest you’ve ever run? What do you know about the Montana Democrats running for the U.S. House seat this year?

Janaina Marques: I’m not a runner at all. I’m a walker. The longest I’ve walked was 60 miles, in Glacier National Park. A broader read: My impression is that people are far more Democrat than they used to be. And maybe that’s a reflection of what’s happening across the country.

Glory days

I went to school with some of the people mentioned in the article (“Randy Pepprock, Who Killed Society, and Missoula’s first-gen punk scene,” May 17). Miss those days. Concerts at the Elks, the UC Ballroom! Running wild in the streets! Great bands and great way to get some aggression out! Who remembers Ein Heit? Melisa Sharp

Mmm, buffet...

Would have loved to have seen this go to a local business or community group (“Barnes & Noble College to take over UM’s independent bookstore,” May 21). What’s next? UM Dining contracted to Golden Corral buffets? Scott Ellis

Try again

Ugh. I don’t like your article (“Brooks: I bought a house. It changed my mind,” May 16). I am a homeowner who always supports the levies and cheerfully pays my taxes, and I’m a strong proponent of local taxes for local projects. Don’t dump us all into the basket of deplorables! Not even sure that basket exists. Leslie Herbert

Brock Mickelsen: Like 36 miles, in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. Not-so-lasting impression: Very little. I know one guy is from Bozeman. I met him.

Dan has a point

Jody Jakob: Very short. I only run from bears and toward morels. Wonder who she’s voting for: I know about Grant Kier, that he’s amazing and he’s helped protect so much land around the city. I expect he’ll do the same fantastic work when he wins.

Sepp Jannotta: Gosh, about 30 yards. And I wasn’t fast enough to keep from being tackled. Hitting the highlights: I know that we’ve got a land conservation leader and an experienced legislator and a guy who’s got a track record of fighting for Montanans. And those are all good traits.

Asked Tuesday afternoon at Black Coffee Roasting Company.

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Reminds me of when I told relatives that I found a full-time job and they asked if I would be voting Republican now. Dan Brooks has been on point with his satire lately. Eric Seyden

Collateral damage

I can see how FOSTA is going to help trafficking victims, but it’s a shame that a company like XoticSpot has to shut down because of it (“FOSTA fears close XoticSpot, the Missoula-based network for dancers,” May 17). Jeff [Falgout] is a genuinely good person, as are many of the girls who used the site. It was a great social platform for dancers who are in the business legitimately and legally. Some


private in the

gage with a stranger while weeding a row. He leads by example. He empowers students and co-workers alike to turn ideas into reality. For the last nine years, we’ve been colleagues, and I continue to see the change he facilitates in students, colleagues and the community. Through this kind of leadership, he has changed Missoula’s food system and built a deeper sense of community between many very different parts. He has vision, he thinks big, he asks us all to do the same. I like my leaders to dream big and have high expectations for the future and for themselves — how else can we make big changes in the world? He will do the same at the county level. Genevieve Jessop Marsh Missoula

industry, and I

The Gianforte slayer

people might not see it this way, but stripping is just a job. These women still have lives, families and other careers outside of the club. Disappointing to see them stripped of this opportunity to protect their privacy and personal safety. Some of the people who frequent clubs think they should get more than dances and conversation for their money. There is a desperate need for the ability to re-

“There is a desperate need for the ability to remain partially

worry that nothing will fill the void that XoticSpot leaves behind.” main partially private in the industry, and I worry that nothing will fill the void that XoticSpot leaves behind. Shandi Anastasia

Actors gotta eat

Thanks for the warning, Molly (“A movie about the sex lives of adults should have been smarter than Book Club,” May 17). Bummer that these fine actors-of-a-certain-age stooped so low. Alexia Cochrane


I was thrilled to hear Josh Slotnick is running for county commissioner, because I’ve seen what his vision and his deep-seated abilities as a community builder can do. I’ve known Josh since I was in graduate school, when he taught me how to start a seed, how to mix soil, how to en-

Kathleen Williams is the only Democratic primary candidate for the U.S. House who has legislative experience. She served three terms in a deeply divided Montana House, serving as vice chair of the agriculture and taxation committees and forging bipartisan relationships that enabled her to accomplish important goals in tax reform, land and water use and health care. Twentyfive current and former Montana legislators have endorsed Kathleen. Please visit her website to see her other endorsements from state and national organizations and many Montanans who believe, as I do, that Kathleen is exactly who we need in Washington. If you want to vote for the primary candidate who can beat Gianforte, I respectfully suggest that Kathleen is the one. If you think Montana can’t elect a woman, please think again. I, too, am still smarting from the defeats of Denise Juneau and Hillary Clinton, but momentum has built since then and women are being elected to local, state and federal offices all over the country. On June 5, let’s elect the most qualified candidate, who happens to be a woman, and then defeat the bully who has no regard for public lands or for the people of our state. Mary DeNevi Missoula

etters Policy: The Missoula Independent welcomes hate mail, love letters and general correspondence. Letters to the editor must include the writer’s full name, address and daytime phone number for confirmation, though we’ll publish only your name and city. Anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. Preference is given to letters addressing the contents of the Independent. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and clarity. Send correspondence to: Letters to the Editor, Missoula Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801, or via email: • May 24–May 31, 2018 [5]


WEEK IN REVIEW Wednesday May 16 American citizens Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez are detained at a convenience store in Havre after a Border Patrol agent overhears them speaking Spanish. A video of the encounter goes viral, and the ACLU is looking into the incident.

Thursday May 17 Missoula County commissioners sign a disaster declaration in response to flooding on the Clark Fork, allowing the county to seek assistance funds from the state.

Friday May 18 A lawyer for Missoula County Public Schools says Big Sky High School is justified in restricting the display of a Confederate flag. A student was recently suspended for repeatedly wearing a sweatshirt displaying the flag.

Saturday May 19 The Billings Royals defeat the Missoula Mavericks 4–0 in their seventh consecutive win this season. Royals pitcher Cade Torgerson strikes out 11 Mavericks.

Sunday May 20

Smurfit’s berms

Here today...

The day before the Clark Fork reached its second-highest flood stage on record, inspectors at the former Smurfit-Stone mill noticed several boils in an old wastewater pond at the downstream end of the site. The Army Corps of Engineers was on that May 11 tour and, during a follow-up visit May 16, the Corps noted sediment circulating in those same boils. According to Missoula County Environmental Health Specialist Travis Ross, the discovery was troubling enough that consultants with the local environmental consulting firm NewFields decided to reinforce a portion of the berm that separates the pond from the river. The boils, Ross says, may have been a result of the flooded river exerting pressure on area groundwater. But the sediment material suggests that matter was moving under or around the berm. In recent years, critics have argued that the almost two and a half miles of earthen barriers aren’t sufficient to keep the Clark Fork from eventually breaching the site and washing contaminants downstream. Yet flooding impacts aren’t addressed in the latest risk assessments authored by the EPA. A caretaker monitors the berm daily during high flows, and the EPA asserts that, despite the boils, the structure is not currently at risk of failing.

Ian Magruder, a member of Missoula’s Water Quality Advisory Council, acknowledges that it’s unlikely anything “catastrophic” will happen at the site this year. However, he says, this year’s flood, while the second-highest on record, is still a far cry from a 100-year flood event. And while communication between the citizen council, state and federal regulators and other parties has improved, Magruder says the council’s main goal — removing contaminated sediment from the historic floodplain — has yet to generate much response. “Those contaminants being in the floodplain is a big issue,” he says. “If you leave them there, they’ll eventually get swept away … unless someone creates a better berm and continuously manages it.” Ross, too, cautions against reading too much into the berm holding up against the current flooding. There’s a big difference, he says, between the biggest flood event in 100 years and a 100-year flood event. The highest flow rate recorded on the Clark Fork below Missoula so far this May was roughly 52,200 cubic feet per second, which Ross estimates would make this a 10- to 15-year flood event. What a 100-year flood event might look like, Ross can’t say. Records don’t go back far enough. “This is a reminder for all of us that we can plan for floods and we can do studies, but in the end it’s hard to predict the consequences of these large

events,” Ross says. “Is this risk something that we want to live with?” On May 22, county commissioners requested that the EPA test river water near the berm for contaminants after noting “tea-colored” discharge in footage of the site. Alex Sakariassen

Long shots

The un-sheriff

If Missoula County’s three-way sheriff ’s race wasn’t already contentious enough, a fourth candidate has entered the race on a radical platform that includes disarming deputies and requiring aspiring deputies to collect signatures from the community. Gill Wiggin, a professional tricycle mechanic, University of Montana student and libertarian socialist, has some signatures of his own to collect if his name is to appear on the November ballot — 919, to be exact, according to Monday election data. Wiggin and fellow independent candidate Deputy Sheriff Travis Wafstet must collect at least 1,161 signatures by May 29 to qualify for the general election, unlike candidates from registered political parties, including the two other men vying for the June Democratic primary nomination: incumbent Sheriff T.J. McDermott and his former undersheriff

The University of Montana Hurling Club wins its fourth national championship in five years, defeating Purdue at the National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association hurling finals in Boulder, Colorado. The score was Purdue 2-8, Montana 1-13, whatever that means.

Monday May 21 Missoula’s flood evacuation order is modified to allow displaced residents to check on their homes. Remaining in affected homes is discouraged, as water levels are expected to continue rising

Tuesday May 22 Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and the Dakotas change their international marketing slogan from “Real America” to “The Great American West.” The former phrase was adopted roughly 30 years ago.

Border patrol just stopped us because we were speaking Spanish inside of a store...I recorded him admitting that he stop[ped] us just because [we] were speaking Spanish, no other reason. Remember do NOT speak Spanish sounds like is illegal #Racialprofiling #havre #havremt”

——May 16 Facebook post by Ana Suda, who told the New York Times that she and a friend were stopped by a border patrol agent while shopping for eggs at a Town Pump in Havre. Suda recorded the ensuing interaction.

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[news] Josh Clark, whom McDermott beat in 2014’s primary and general elections. “My biggest mistake was not running as a Republican,” Wiggin says, laughing. The GOP isn’t running a candidate for Missoula sheriff this year, and if Wiggin had filed as Republican he could have snuck onto the ballot without spending his Saturdays at the farmers market with a clipboard. The pillars of Wiggin’s campaign are eliminating law enforcement violence through disarmament, demilitarization and accountability, and preventing both violent crime and unnecessary arrests for minor crimes like drug possession. He says the radical transformation of mission he prescribes for the department would likely mean showing many current deputies the door. Even the reform-minded Wafstet thinks that’s a bridge too far. “I’m not sure that his plan to fire deputies is a good practice when considering the federal employment laws requiring just cause for termination. I believe such measures would only create more turmoil in our community and in our office, which has already paid out over $250,000 in lawsuits from past and present employees,” Wafstet said in an email. McDermott and Clark did not respond to requests to comment on Wiggin’s platform. Wiggin said the union contract ensuring officers a sidearm and military-style uniform is set to be renegotiated next year anyway, and presents a great opportunity for a new sheriff to reinvent the department. He said his goal is not simply to change the appearance of officers — per the Menlo Park, California, “Blazer Experiment,” which saw beat cops trade battle dress for sport coats and ties — but to change their objectives, too, and deemphasize warrior mentality and reliance on force. His platform is far enough to the left that a vast majority of the voters he needs to attract are to his right, but he says he’s gotten more signatures from civil liberty-minded Republicans and conservatives so far than from liberals and Democrats. But if Wiggin wants a shot, he’ll have to mobilize a far-left base that believes voting is ineffective, reform is a false promise and all cops are bastards. “They certainly won’t vote for the other guys,” Wiggin says. Hunter Pauli

Drinking games

Fort Missoula rules

The rain really brought out the Maggots last Friday, when Missoula’s rugby community gathered at Fort Missoula to fill sandbags for flood relief efforts. Teams from around the world come to town every May for Maggotfest, Missoula’s long-running rugby event, and had been asking their hosts what they could do to help. “A lot of teams, especially ones that come regularly, have really fallen in love with the city and the valley and Montana,” said Ron Brammer, a longtime Maggots club member who took up the task of coordinating out-of-town sandbagging volunteers. Under a light drizzle Friday afternoon, dozens of players stood on piles of sand, filling sandbags and doling out lighthearted verbal abuse to each other. “This is our team’s 14th year coming to Montana, and we love it,” said Jack Webb, club president of the Highwaymen, whose members come from all along the I-5 corridor. “This is our first chance to do something good for the town.” What would they normally do on the opening Friday of Maggotfest? “Drink copious amounts of alcohol,” Webb said. “Obviously none of us are shoveling with beers in our hand or anything like that, but the days are long and there’s more than enough time to build in some work here and get back to our usual shenanigans after that.” Shortly afterward, a man walked past carrying a flat of assorted Big Sky beers to the shovelers. Speaking of beers in hand — an intrinsic part of Maggotfest — rugby leagues and other teams that play on the rectangular fields won’t be affected by the recently announced Fort Missoula softball complex alcohol policies disallowing BYO beer and limiting consumption to beer purchased from city-approved concessions. Shirley Kinsey, recreation superintendent with


$188,075 Additional city funds that City Council approved May 21 to contribute to the downtown art park, which was plagued by cost overages and a private fundraising shortfall. The funds will be tied to a general obligation bond, adding $87,419 in interest. Parks and Recreation, says that the rectangular fields got a pavilion instead of an accessory concession stand. Teams and leagues on that side of the facility can purchase an alcohol permit for events or for an entire season. Kinsey says the prevalence of alcohol consumption will be higher on the softball side, whereas there’s not the same level of activity involving drinking players on the rectangular fields. An announcement on the Missoula Softball Association Facebook page noting the end of BYOB softball and the beginning of $5 concession beer drew comments from players upset about the change, but it was discussed with the MSA board beforehand, Kinsey says. “We involved the Missoula Softball Association from the get-go,” she says. “When we had a set of rules, we presented it to the president, who took it their board, so they saw the rules before they became rules.” While the money generated by Parks’ arrangement with softball complex vendors will go toward facility improvements, alcohol permit fees for the rectangular fields, which start at $50 per event, will go to more mundane needs. “You think about how much toilet paper you’re going to blow through at an event serving alcohol, and they’ll blow through $50 worth in no time flat,” Kinsey says. Susan Elizabeth Shepard

ETC. Montanans are getting conned. That was the message Billings attorney John Heenan put out last week in an email soliciting contributions for his U.S. House campaign. The perpetrators? A Washington, D.C.-based political action committee. The evidence? An $18,205.68 payment to a direct-mail shop also headquartered in D.C. The beneficiary? Heenan rival Grant Kier, of Missoula. The email was as pointed an attack as the Democratic primary has produced, and even so, Heenan pulled his punch. Instead of naming Kier, he left it to recipients to navigate an FEC report for details. With only days left before the June 5 election, all five candidates are still mostly playing nice, allowing voters to get to know them on the issues. There’s Heenan, a tireless scold of dark money who has painted himself as the establishment outsider and vows to champion Medicare for all. And there’s Kier, the former head of Five Valleys Land Trust who’s made public lands a key campaign issue, along with equal pay, infrastructure investment and scientific research funding. Bozeman’s Kathleen Williams has stumped heavily on her three terms in the Montana House, and spares little detail regarding the issues, even releasing a five-page white paper on her health-care proposals. Jared Pettinato, a former U.S. Department of Justice staffer from Kalispell, has focused on wind energy and forest management, with a sprinkling of support for net neutrality and opposition to Citizens United for good measure. And there’s John Meyer, a Bozeman attorney and relative newcomer to the race. He announced his bid in March, rolling out a broad platform that includes a shoutout to Bernie Sanders’ free-college shtick. Heenan and Kier, by virtue of their sizable war chests, are regarded as the race’s frontrunners. But the primary has introduced voters to a diverse cast of characters, and with far less sniping than the five-way Republican Senate primary. Heenan’s email was a rare bit of snark, and one that didn’t even stand up to scrutiny. That outsider PAC Heenan claimed is conning us? It got a hefty donation from a Missoula auto shop owner, straight to the same account the direct-mail payment came from.

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The owners of the former Stimson Spokane’s since-jailed technical architect solutions are too expensive in the highly lumber mill site in Bonner are seeking and the fallout from founder Sean Walsh’s competitive, largely unregulated bitcoin $135,880 in tax-increment funds to re- first mining operation in California. The mining industry. While still known as Project Spokane duce noise from a bitcoin mine that’s earlier operation went bankrupt when the drawn the ire of surrounding residents price of bitcoin crashed in 2015, leaving locally, in January the company was aca California public economic develop- quired by a new Canadian cryptocurrency for nearly a year. company, Hyperblock Technologies Corp, County officials reviewed the re- ment agency out nearly $500,000. Walsh’s landlord in California told with Walsh named as founder/CEO and quest on Wednesday, after this issue the Indy the mine was extremely loud, the Bonner facility referred to as “Project went to press. Landlord Steve Nelson, of Bonner but Nelson has said he didn’t anticipate Northwest.” Hyperblock disclosed $15 Property Development LLC, has previously noise problems in Bonner when Project million in securities distribution in December 2017, and in April Reuters reported indicated his plan to seek tax relief to pay Spokane signed its lease. After complaints began surfacing last that Hyperblock was acquiring another bitfor the mitigation project. Residents as far as two miles from the facility say the 24/7 year, Nelson commissioned an acoustics coin mining firm, CryptoGlobal Corp. The C$106 million deal was reported as roar emanating from the hundreds being one of the larger acquisitions of cooling fans has disrupted their in the industry. sleep, affected their health and disProject Spokane’s estimated turbed local pets and wildlife. tax bill for 2017 is $300,543.74, ac“Even though Project cording to Nelson’s TIFID applicaSpokane is not in violation of any tion. Project Spokane is willing to rules or regulations under the stipulate that it will absorb the cost heavy industrial zoning and is in of installing additional noise-mitigaan industrial park designed and tion fans during future expansions. zoned for these purposes, Bonner Burt Caldwell, secretary of Property Development along with Project Spokane desire to main- Project Spokane, now Hyperblock Technologies, the Bonner-Milltown Community tain a harmonious relationship operates one of the largest bitcoin mines in the Council, said he planned to support Nelson’s proposal. Caldwell with the surrounding commu- country in Bonner. and fellow councilmembers nity,” Nelson wrote in his request to the Missoula Development Authority. analysis that suggested the noise could be pushed for Project Spokane to meet The money would come from the Bon- cut in half by replacing existing fan blades with the community, but Caldwell said ner Mill Tax Increment Financing Industrial with a different configuration. A demon- Nelson’s group is trying to fix the probDistrict, created in 2012 as a tool to spur de- stration project on the roof has since con- lem and “be good neighbors,” and that firmed the approach, according to records Vaughan has been responsive as Project velopment at the former lumber mill. In 2016, Project Spokane, LLC in- Nelson submitted to the county. The Spokane’s representative. Caldwell said Project Spokane does stalled a bitcoin mine inside one of the TIFID request includes $95,000 for 424 property’s largest buildings. The bare- fan blades, plus $15,000 for acoustics not have a corporate obligation to pay for noise mitigation. bones data center, which consists of thou- analyses and $25,000 for labor. “I don’t think if Project Spokane makes Nelson’s application justifies the resands of specialized computer servers arranged on metal racking, has since ex- quest in part by stating that Project a lot of money, or if it were going belly up, panded and draws 20 MW of power and Spokane is not in violation of any rules it would make a difference,” he said. Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, MDA or regulations. The attached environemploys about 25 people. Project Spokane’s existence became mental noise study by Big Sky Acoustics staff recommended that the board postpublic last year after the company applied does state that Montana’s public nui- pone a decision on the financing request for and was awarded a $416,000 eco- sance statute could apply to noise-level until it begins a long-range planning nomic development grant from the state, disputes. “However, specific noise levels, process “that incorporates the key stakewhich it subsequently declined. State of- metrics or time periods to quantify what holders and property owners.” An atficials have since expressed caution to- noise levels would constitute a nuisance tached work plan proposal would spend $6,500 over two months to establish priward bitcoin mining, calling the industry is not provided,” the company wrote. Project Spokane’s new local man- orities for the district. inherently “volatile” in February. An Indy investigation in January ex- ager, Jason Vaughan, told Bonner resiamined the criminal history of Project dents that more sophisticated cooling



People and fire


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Fire Continuum Conference lights up Missoula by Susan Elizabeth Shepard

Missoula is exactly the right place for a realistic fire scientist who finds comfort in the optimism of Jean-Paul Sartre — and for the fire conference that he keynotes. This week, the University of Montana campus is hosting the Fire Continuum Conference, a biannual meeting jointly hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire. “Missoula really is the fire research center of the world,” says Dave Calkin, a supervisory research forester in the Human Dimensions Program of the Rocky Mountain Research Station and leader of the Fire Management Science Group of the National Fire Decision Support Center. “There’s a lot of important research that happens around the world, but the center of it all is in Missoula.” Calkin is one of dozens of Missoulabased scientists who had intended to attend and present work at last November’s AFE International Fire Congress in Orlando, only to be prevented from doing so by budget constraints, according to the Forest Service, or by a clampdown on researchers whose work is focused on climate change, according to the then-president of the AFE. Since this conference is happening in Missoula, those budget constraints don’t apply, and Missoula-based researchers attended in droves. Calkin delivered the conference keynote on Monday. At his office last Thursday, he spoke with the Indy about his upcoming speech and his work. Calkin’s team is engaged in cuttingedge use of machine learning to anticipate fire behavior. Calkin describes a model of the perimeter growth of 100 large fires that he and his team examined to determine what part of the fires’ final perimeters were established on each day that they burned. Then they looked at where crews on the ground — assumed to be the most important resource, he says — were at those points in time. “And what we found in the fire perimeter growth study was that the

kill dozens of people like fires in California did, and did not receive a fraction of the national media attention. Firefighting can benefit across the board from advance planning based on more knowledge about how people make decisions, says Calkin, who has a Ph.D. in economics. “We’re starting to get a little more into some of the behavioral economics and looking at the fire management problem from a behavioral economics




































number of crews that were assigned to a fire on a given day actually did not have a relationship, or had a small negative relationship with how much fire line held that day,” Calkin says. “So it’s not this traditional model, [in which] these guys go out there and cut the line until they finish everything up. The fire makes big runs, sets itself up, holds up due to fuels and weather, and gives us an opportunity to hold it in that place.” One of the challenges stemming





























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Dave Calkin, pictured here at Missoula’s Forestry Sciences Laboratory, delivered the Fire Continuum Conference keynote at UM this week.

from human factors within fire management is getting fire managers to use new tactics that run contrary to established wisdom. There are also challenges that come from without, like the response that fire managers hear when the general public thinks fires aren’t being fought aggressively enough. “Fire is perceived as a negative, as causing damage, burning up things we care about, if you look at the media and what the public sees about wildfire — the public at large, I mean,” Calkin says. “Missoula has a different relationship with fire, although that relationship was sure challenged last summer with the smoke that we experienced.” The coverage, too, was different here. The Missoula area’s 2017 wildfires did not destroy hundreds of homes or

standpoint and recognizing that we as humans make errors when confronted with uncertainty,” Calkin says. “When confronted with a problem, you may choose to do something that, in retrospect, or if you had planned, you would liked to have done differently.” Human behavior is the crucial element in the relationship between people and fire, and Calkin found a way to illustrate the point at the end of his keynote on Monday. He clicked through to a slide bearing the famous line from Sartre’s No Exit: “Hell is other people.” The line’s silver lining, Calkin said, came in Sartre’s subsequent elaboration: “It simply brings out the capital importance of all other people for each one of us.” • May 24–May 31, 2018 [9]


Do I contradict myself? Tim Fox, Andrew Anglin, and when values collide by Dan Brooks

With today’s 24-hour news cycle and the number of phone applications that require the user to match both colors and shapes, I don’t have time to follow every story. Yet the vagaries of publishing ask me to form a new opinion every week! Fortunately, I have mastered a time-saving technique. It may be the second-most useful skill in journalism, after knowing that most restaurants will give you ketchup packets even if you haven’t ordered anything. Instead of wasting time by weighing every issue against my principles, adjusting the balance as new information emerges, I just side with whomever is more likable. Take, for example, the news that Attorney General Tim Fox has decided to intervene in a lawsuit to defend Montana’s anti-intimidation statute. Although the novice editorialist might base his opinion on the idea that intimidation is bad, a veteran like myself knows Fox is even worse. Remember when he sued the federal government because Obama told schools to let trans kids choose their own bathrooms? If Fox thinks he can win back voters’ trust by showing off during an election year (note to editor: Find out if Fox is running this year; if not, replace “election” with “all this rain”), he doesn’t know Montana. Now all we have to do is proofread for slurs, export from WordPerfect and voila! It’s off to Reserve Street to enjoy a ketchup lunch. Update: Oh, sweet Jesus. Since submitting this week’s column, I have learned that Fox has intervened to defend Montana’s anti-intimidation statute in a lawsuit against a Nazi. This changes everything. The Nazi in question is Andrew Anglin, operator of the white-supremacist website the Daily Stormer. The lawsuit alleges that he posted the contact information of Realtor Tanya Gersh, urging his readers to harass her by phone and email after she tried to convince Sherry Spencer — mother of white nationalist Richard

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Spencer — to sell her property in downtown Whitefish. Obviously, Anglin is wrong here. I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but one prominent supporter of Nazi ideology was Adolf Hitler, the most wrong person in history. Anglin is wrong for agreeing with Hitler and, by the transitive property, Fox is right for disagreeing with Anglin. I know it feels weird, but the math checks out. Anyway, if Anglin thinks

“The contradiction inherent in my position means that I disagree with myself, which — since I am wrong — means that I am right.”

Hitler was so great, he doesn’t know Montana. Now for ketchup. Update: This is embarrassing, but I just found out that Montana’s anti-intimidation law is a First Amendment issue. As we all know, First Amendment issues are the only ones where it’s OK to be on the same side as Nazis. I am a First Amendment absolutist and, although I despise Anglin’s decision to publish Gersh’s phone number and urge his readers to “take action,” I defend to the death his right to do it. The First Amendment isn’t there to protect speech we like. If Fox thinks he can pick and

choose the kinds of speech he wants to defend, he doesn’t understand Montanans’ absolute commitment to the Bill of Rights. Update: I have just been informed that the Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights, too. This puts me in a tricky position re: absolutism, since although I oppose any infringement on the right to free speech, I do think government should restrict the right to bear arms. Fortunately, I have done some research and found that gun technology has completely changed since the Bill of Rights was written. The founders could not have anticipated today’s modern assault rifles, so in this case infringement is OK. If Tim Fox or Andrew Anglin thinks that we can responsibly apply the same absolutism to the Second Amendment that we do to the First, he doesn’t know advances in firearm technology or Montana. Update: I have just been informed that the internet exists. In this light, it seems like speech technology has, in fact, advanced comparably to guns since the Bill of Rights was written. The technology that allows an itinerant website publisher to tell people all over the world to harass a small-town Realtor might be the First Amendment equivalent of a gun that shoots 400 rounds a minute. It seems like my support for absolute freedom of speech contradicts my support for gun control, which makes me wrong. Fortunately, the contradiction inherent in my position means that I disagree with myself, which — since I am wrong — means that I am right. What a relief! If Fox and Anglin think they can confuse me by engaging in a lawsuit that pits some of my values against others, they don’t know how easy it is to get stupefying drugs in Montana. I will consider this matter resolved just as soon as they kick in, which should be pretty fast, since I’ve eaten nothing but ketchup all day. Dan Brooks is on Twitter at @DangerBrooks.


Water war One man’s argument for river access in Colorado by Mark Squillace

If you care about fishing or boating Colorado’s rivers, this ongoing legal case should have relevance for you. Roger Hill is a 76-year-old Coloradan who likes to fish while standing on the bed of a stream. One of his favorite spots is a stretch of the Arkansas River below Salida. A local landowner claims that Hill is trespassing when he stands on the streambed adjacent to the landowner’s property. He has responded by repeatedly throwing rocks at Hill while he is fishing and leaving threatening notes on his car. The landowner even shot at one of Hill’s fishing buddies, though he was thrown in jail for that little stunt. Hill claims a right to fish from the streambed on the grounds that the stretch of the Arkansas River where he fishes is navigable and that the state of Colorado thereby owns the bed of the stream. So he sued the landowner. Now, Colorado has moved to dismiss the case, arguing that it cannot go forward without the state’s participation. In a complicated argument, the state also claims that because it has not consented to being sued, the case must be dismissed. Mind you, the state could simply waive its immunity claim and support the right of people like Hill to fish. Instead, the state is actively seeking to block Hill’s claim that he has the right to access navigable streams. The notion that states own the beds of navigable streams derives from a constitutional principle known as the “equal footing doctrine.” It provides that when states enter the union, they do so on an “equal footing” with other states. Though Colorado is home to many substantial rivers and streams, none have ever been officially declared “navigable” for purposes of determining title to the bed. This is a much bigger problem in Colorado than in most states. In Colorado, you are deemed a trespasser if you merely float over a riverbed adjacent to private property. As a result, Colorado recreational boaters and anglers

use Colorado’s waterways at the sufferance of private landowners. One good way around this problem is to have them declared “navigable” for title purposes, and that is what Roger Hill is seeking to do on the Arkansas River. The U.S. Supreme Court considers waterways to be navigable for title purposes if they were used or could have been used at the time of statehood as highways for commerce. It is well

“If the state were properly exercising its trust responsibility to the people of Colorado, then it would have filed this case itself on behalf of Roger Hill.”

known that fur traders used the Arkansas River to move their furs, and loggers once sent hundreds of thousands of logs downstream for use as railroad ties. That seems to be evidence that the state owns the bed of the river — not in the conventional sense of a party owning land, but as a protector of public rights. The Supreme Court’s most elo-

quent expression of the state as protector of access came in the context of a decision upholding Illinois’ rights to the bed of Lake Michigan in Chicago Harbor. According to the Supreme Court, title to the bed of navigable water bodies “is a title different in character from that which the state holds in lands intended for sale. … It is a title held in trust for the people of the state, that they may enjoy the navigation of the waters, carry on commerce over them, and have liberty of fishing therein, freed from the obstruction or interference of private parties.” If the state were properly exercising its trust responsibility to the people of Colorado, then it would have filed this case itself on behalf of Roger Hill. Short of that, it might at least have intervened on his side after the lawsuit was filed, or even just stayed out of the dispute. Instead, it seeks to dismiss the case and thereby undermine all the boaters and anglers who merely want to exercise the rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution. Think about what this means: State leaders charged with protecting public rights in navigable waters are actively seeking to block those rights. Colorado is renowned for its outdoor recreation, and it seems foolhardy for it to interfere with citizens seeking to exercise their constitutionally protected rights to state waterways. Come November, the people of Colorado will elect a new governor and a new attorney general. They need to elect leaders who will stand up for the people and protect our public rights, including the public’s constitutional right to access Colorado’s remarkable navigable waterways. Mark Squillace is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the opinion service of High Country News ( ). He is a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School, and he represents Roger Hill pro bono in the ongoing dispute over Hill’s right to access the Arkansas River. • May 24–May 31, 2018 [11]


DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE – A janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, may have hit the jackpot on April 26 when he discovered $325,000 worth of gold bars in a garbage bin. Investigators told the Korea Times they believe two men were transporting the gold, wrapped in newspapers, from Hong Kong to Japan, and threw away the stash for fear of being searched by customs agents. If the owner doesn’t make a claim in six months, the janitor will get the gold, thanks to South Korea’s “finders-keepers” law. However, if the treasure is found to be linked to criminal activity, the janitor will not be entitled to any of it. HIGH TIMES – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the scene of a crash in Orlando on April 29 to find Scott Ecklund, 32, uninjured but highly agitated. Trooper Glaudson Curado arrested Ecklund after Ecklund helpfully told the trooper he could get more meth than had been found in the search of Ecklund’s wrecked Chevy Impala if the trooper would allow him to leave the scene. “Mr. Ecklund was making no sense during our conversation,” Curado wrote in his report, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Ecklund, who was arrested earlier in April for crashing a truck into a house and claiming to be an FBI agent as he brandished an assault rifle, was charged with meth possession and driving with a suspended license and taken to the Orange County Jail. INDECENT EXPOSURE – Neighbors of the “Pooperintendent,” a New Jersey school superintendent nabbed for repeatedly defecating on a high school running track, were nonplussed by the news. Thomas Tramaglini, 42, superintendent of schools in nearby Kenilworth, was charged April 30 in Holmdel, New Jersey, Municipal Court for defecating in public, lewdness and littering after being caught on surveillance video relieving himself on a daily basis during his run at the Holmdel High School track. The track is about 3 miles from Tramaglini’s home in Aberdeen. But neighbors told that Tramaglini always struck them as a nice guy — “Except for pooping on the field,” one added. Another dismissed all the attention: “If he wasn’t a super, this wouldn’t even be news.” AWESOME! – The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum in Paris, has made a name for itself by granting special visiting hours to nudists. On May 5, Reuters reported, naturists were invited to tour an exhibit, with about 160 attendees taking advantage of the sans-clothing event. Paris is seeing an increase in naturist events, according to Julien Claude-Penegry, communications director of the Paris Naturists Association. “The naturists’ way of life is to be naked. Naturists are pushing past barriers, taboos or mentalities that were obstructive,” he said. Next up for French nudists: a clubbing night later this year. QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT – Angelique Sanchez, 26, of Denver was asked to provide a urine sample for a prospective employer on May 3, so, of course, she stopped off at a 7-Eleven store in Aurora to apply the final touch: She put the urine-filled bottle in a microwave and turned it on, whereupon the sample blew up. A 7-Eleven clerk, who observed a “yellow liquid ... and the smell was unquestionably urine” dripping from the microwave, confronted Sanchez, who wiped the liquid out of the microwave and onto the floor, then walked out. KUSA TV reported that police caught up with her at a nearby clinic and issued a summons for damaged property. Medical expert Comilla Sasson guessed that Sanchez was trying to restore the sample to body temperature. OOOHHHH-KKKAAAAYYY – Visitors to New York’s Fort Ticonderoga were in for a special treat as locks of hair from Revolutionary War general turned traitor Benedict Arnold and his first wife, Margaret, were put on display during the season’s opening weekend of May 5-6. Curator Matthew Keagle told the Associated Press Arnold’s hair was recently rediscovered in the museum’s collections and had been preserved by the family. The private historical site obtained the hair in the 1950s. Saving a lock of a deceased family member’s hair was a common practice during the 1700s. Arnold helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the opening weeks of the Revolutionary War. WEIRD CLICHE – Drivers along I-70 outside of Indianapolis thought it was raining money for them May 2 as $600,000 in cash tumbled out the back doors of a Brinks truck and onto the highway, the Indianapolis Star reported. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine said an undetermined amount of cash has not been accounted for, as “people were jumping over fences and crawling on the ground” to pick up loose bills flying around. In a tweet, he warned: “Finding a large sum of money is no different than other property. If a brand-new car fell off a semi, would the 1st person to find it get to keep it? It belongs to someone else.” DEFINITION OF INSANITY – April 11 was a great day for Markiko Sonnie Lewis of Maple Heights, Ohio — he got out of jail! Lewis, 40, served time in state prison for robbing a Cleveland Key Bank branch in November 2015. To celebrate, he returned to the same bank on April 12 and robbed it again, according to WIOI, taking about $1,000. Lewis was indicted on May 1 with one count of bank robbery. Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to

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ike Foote felt like junk. He was part-way up Ed’s Run at Whitefish Mountain Resort and already the effort felt overwhelming. Minutes earlier, at 9 a.m. on March 17, the 34-year-old had stepped into neon green and pink skis and begun gripping and gliding his way uphill to his support crew’s cheers. It was the first of 60 up-and-back laps he was attempting to ski that day, which would set a world record for most vertical feet ascended on ski mountaineering gear. His heart rate was through the roof when he reached a pole at the top that served as his turnaround. Foote slipped the skins off his skis and headed downhill.

ing the day’s workout data: 20,000 vertical feet skied in just under eight hours. The next day, he posted that he’d done the same thing again — his two biggest days ever, back to back. Then it went south. His last few weeks of training went poorly. He had to travel for work and was unable to get enough sleep or let his body fully recover. There’s a fine line between peak fitness and constant fatigue, and on the mountain, he wasn’t sure which side of the line he was on. Had he over-trained? “No shit, the first five [laps] were awful,” Foote says. “I’m not afraid to admit that I was really nervous.” His biggest worry was failure. Foote had recruited friends to support his effort. His girlfriend, Katie Ro-

Nine more hours to go. At about 3 a.m., Foote turned to one of his friends and said, “OK, I’m officially really tired right now.” His lap times gradually slowed, inching toward 27 minutes from the earlier 21. The mountain had grown icy, and a downslope wind added to the challenge of the ascents. “I couldn’t get any grip and I couldn’t get any glide,” Foote says. “I had to use my poles and some very inefficient form.” His quads were shot. His feet were shredded, and each downhill turn elicited yelps of pain. Even so, by the time the sun rose on March 18, Foote was ahead of record pace. He surpassed the record, as scheduled, on his 59th lap. Then he did one more for fun. With 15 friends in tow, Foote pushed uphill for the final time He reached the top, circled the pole and pointed his tips straight down. Cow-

Lap two felt about the same. He was working harder and going slower than he should have, and it was only the first hour. He had 23 more to go to set the record. “Who knows? At hour six you might feel better,” he thought to himself. A professional athlete for The North Face, Foote runs all summer and skis all winter, but the sports aren’t equivalent. In 2017, he was a member of the U.S. Ski Mountaineering (skimo) team and competed in events all over Europe, most of which lasted only a few hours. Foote wanted more. He wanted to recreate — on skis — the pain and exhaustion of a full day of pounding his feet. He was looking for the skimo equivalent of a 100-mile mountain run. He found his target in a 2009 achievement by Austrian Ekkehard Dörshlag: the most vertical feet skied in a 24-hour period. Dörshlag set the record at 60,350 feet, more than twice the height of Mount Everest. His record was perfect: an esoteric behemoth of endurance. Foote decided to surpass it. Foote focused himself more on this goal than any athletic feat he’d ever accomplished, including podium finishes at 100-milers around the world. In the three months leading to the attempt, Foote averaged more than 20 hours a week on his skis. In February, he Instagrammed a picture of his watch show-

gotzke, was recording the attempt live on social media, and The North Face sent a film crew. “If you don’t have a good race and end up 10th, it’s kind of like, ‘Oh well,’” Foote says. “But if you’re the only one out there, and the idea is, ‘I’m going to break a world record…” Around hour four, though, something changed. Foote became, incredibly, chatty. At the top of each lap, he delivered high-fives. At the bottom, he gobbled food before pointing his skis uphill again. He felt in control, locked into a routine he could manage. His initial discomfort turned out to be just a bad case of butterflies. He kept going, skinning up, skiing down, another hour, another two hours, another three hours, another five. It was close to midnight when Foote realized that he’d been wrong to ignore his crew when they told him to switch out his ski boots during the attempt. His socks were soaked with sweat and his feet hurt like hell. He figured if he took the boots off now, he’d never manage to get them back on, so he trudged on.

bells, cheers and a bottle of champagne greeted him at the bottom. He could finally stop and sit, which he did. He let out a yell when his boots and socks came off, revealing mottled gray feet on the verge of trenchfoot. It would be five days before he could put on socks again, and months before the carpal tunnel syndrome he got from holding his ski poles subsided. In just under 24 hours he had gained 61,200 feet in elevation, covered 77 miles and consumed nearly 12,000 calories. It’s an impressive accomplishment. Even more so when you consider that skiing isn’t Foote’s primary discipline.


ven if you don’t know Mike Foote personally (and judging by the number of people who waved at him during an interview outside Le Petit, that would put you in a Missoula minority), chances are you’ve heard of him. Maybe you read about him in the Indy’s Best of Missoula poll, where he’s won “Best Athlete” for the last two years. Perhaps you know him from Runner’s

Missoula’s most efficient mountain traveler is on top of the world story by Micah Drew photos by Steven G. Gnam • May 24–May 31, 2018 [13]

“At the end of the day, the process isn’t always sexy. I just plodded along in the North Hills today and didn’t feel good, and I’m going to do that again tomorrow and probably feel the same. But I think there’s something about embracing that process that’s good for me.” –Mike Foote

Foote en route to setting the world record in vertical distance climbed on skis at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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Edge, where he used to work, first slinging shoes on the sales floor and later as director for store events. You might have seen him at high school cross-country meets, coaching for Hellgate. For a world-class athlete, though, Mike Foote is relatively unknown. That’s because Foote’s primary discipline — ultra-running — is itself obscure. Foote specializes in rugged, mountainous 100-milers and has racked up top finishes at some of the toughest races in the world, which makes it a little surprising that he didn’t grow up running, or even see a mountain until he was 18. Foote grew up in Jefferson, Ohio, just east of Cleveland. The highest point in the state is 1,550 feet, with just 639 feet of prominence. That hill wouldn’t even brush the bottom of Sentinel’s “M.” Foote’s sport as a kid was baseball. He played on league teams and for his high school. His only exposure to running was a short stint of cross-country in junior high. His first introduction to the West came on a spring break road trip during his freshman year at Miami University of Ohio. “I still remember the sun setting to the west as we were driving, still an hour east of Denver,” Foote says. He realized he was looking at real mountains (“the Appalachians don’t really count”). “The next morning we woke up on the Colorado River and it was just mindblowing.” Something in Foote was ignited. He spent the next semester traveling around the West as part of a National Outdoor Leadership School semester, backpacking through the Absarokas and Grand Staircase Escalante. Then he dropped out of school. He couldn’t live in Ohio any longer. “Those three months camping in the American West were the hook,” Foote says. “It wasn’t like it was a choice. It was, ‘I have to do this.’” Foote relocated to Colorado, where he bummed on a friend’s couch and worked as a lifty in Steamboat Springs, and then to Missoula to finish school studying environmental science. Foote began running to relieve school stress and explore the local trails. He says it was more or less on a whim that he entered the lottery for a spot in the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Race near Salt Lake City. Foote’s only long-distance racing experience at that point was a trail marathon and the 20-mile Bridger Ridge Run in Bozeman, so when he got into Wasatch, he started running higher mileage and signed up for some tune-up races in Montana.

He ran his first ultra, the Old Gabe 50K, that summer, then won the HURL Elkhorn 50-miler in Helena by nearly two hours. “I thought it was crazy,” says his sister, Rachel, who flew out to crew for him at Wasatch. “But I knew I was going to be there to support him when he tried.” Foote had no idea how to run his first 100-mile race, and his crew was equally oblivious. “We had a ridiculous buffet of food at every aid station,” Rachel says. “Everyone looked at our crew and they could tell we were having fun, but it was obvious we had no idea what we were doing.” Around the 60-mile mark, however, race-watchers started to pay attention. This unknown runner from Montana, with a crew wearing wigs and blasting music, was in the top 10. After 23 hours on his feet, Foote finished his first 100-miler in ninth place. He recalls the experience as being horrible, and painful. His feet were so beat up after the race that he couldn’t run a step for six weeks. He told himself he’d never do another 100-miler, but the next summer, he ran another one, and almost won. It didn’t take nearly as long to recover that time.


othing about Foote’s appearance screams “world-class runner.” His 5-11 frame, three-day scruff and windburned cheeks mumble “average outdoorsy Missoulian.” When he dismounts his bike at Black Coffee Roasting Co., where we’re meeting for another interview, the first clue to his specialty is his clothing. He’s clad head to toe in North Face apparel: shoes, pants, shirt, jacket, hat. It only took two years before Foote was racing well enough to earn a sponsorship from the outdoor company. The year after he ran Wasatch, still green in the sport, Foote finished as the second male at the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, and then set the course record at the Bear 100 in Utah. In 2011 he earned the North Face sponsorship, and the following year went on a streak, winning the Bighorn 100-miler in Wyoming (and setting another course record) and finishing third — one of three Americans ever to make the podium, at the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in France, often considered the sport’s marquee event. He capped off the year with a win in Chile. He once held the speed record across Zion National Park and has finished top-three in races in Italy, Japan and across the western states.

Even with that résumé, it’s hard to know exactly how Foote stacks up to his international competition. Unlike track or road racing, where the black-andwhite results are easy to compare, every trail-running course and race is different, making it nearly impossible to rank athletes across different races. Ultrarunning magazine tries anyway, with its annual top 10 “Runners of the Year,” but Foote has never made the list. One standout on Foote’s running résumé is his three second-place finishes at the Hardrock 100. The race is a grueling trek through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains featuring a vertical gain, and loss, of 33,050 feet, and taking place at an average elevation of about 11,000. Last summer, the race’s winner, for the fourth time in a row, was Kilian Jornet, a Spaniard widely considered unbeatable in the ultrarunning and mountaineering world. (Earlier in the year, Jornet had scaled Mount Everest twice in a week, sans oxygen.) Just 20 minutes behind him at Hardrock was Mike Foote, shaving nearly an hour off his previous time on the course. Does that result push Foote closer to the sport’s pinnacle? Not according to him. “I could defend it all day why I’m not the 2nd best in the world,” Foote says when I bring up the point in an interview. “I don’t like the heat, I’m not as fast on runnable stuff. I’m just a steep slow guy.” He’s not wrong. Some of Foote’s worst finishes have been at shorter races with more flat ground, what a more traditional runner would consider “runnable” terrain. Point him uphill, though, and it’s a different story. Within his steep terrain niche, he can hold his own against almost anyone. “Right now I feel like he’s at the peak of his game,” says his friend Mike Wolfe, also a competitive ultra-runner. “For hard, hundred-mile distances, specifically a mountainous hundred, I think he stacks up with the top five guys in the world.” Wolfe knows what he’s talking about. For many people, Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe are nearly synonymous. Both have epic last names for trail runners, both have lived and trained in Missoula, and together they received notoriety in 2015 when they ran 600 miles from Missoula to Banff, Canada, a never-before-attempted route they called the Crown Traverse. Even after Wolfe moved to Bozeman, it can be hard to tell them apart. “I was literally just in a coffee shop 10 minutes ago and a local man I know

came up and said, ‘I always get you and the other Mike mixed up, was it you who did the world-record thing?’” Wolfe told me over the phone. “Even in Bozeman I can’t get away from it, and he doesn’t even live here!” Their results parallel each other. Wolfe started running several years before Foote, and was the first of the two to notch a podium finish at the North Face UTMB. Wolfe held the course record at the Bighorn 100 before Foote broke it, and Wolfe also knows what it’s like to finish runner-up to Kilian Jornet. Foote considers Wolfe a mentor, especially in his own earlier years of running. The first year Foote ran Hardrock, Wolfe was there to pace another Montana runner, and Foote carpooled down with them. “I remember there was a lot of banter on that trip and sarcastic advice about how to properly prepare to run a hundred miles,” Wolfe says. “I had done more than he had, and gave him a lot of bad advice, in jest. He would ask seriously about training or proper nutrition and I would tell him to just eat donuts and drink beer.” The other Montanan dropped out mid-race, so when Foote reached the 90mile mark in second place, Wolfe hopped in to help him finish. “When I was pacing him, I could tell he was solid and tough and a good guy,” Wolfe says. Foote slept on Wolfe’s hotel room floor at his first international race, the 2011 UTMB, and ended up a dozen places ahead of Wolfe in the results. The following year, when Wolfe quit his day job in Helena and moved to Missoula, the Mikes became natural training partners. “He’s very competitive, and there’s times when it’s the reason we work well together,” Wolfe says of Foote. “There’s no spoken or outright competitiveness between us, but it’s natural when you have a partner to push you.” Wolfe also pushed Foote to apply for a spot on the North Face Team with him, enabling Foote to make his athletics into a career. As a North Face athlete, it’s in Foote’s job description to share his adventures with the world. After the Crown Traverse, Foote and Wolfe traveled the country telling stories and showing a short documentary about the feat. Foote also regularly posts training and race photos for his 17,000 Instagram followers. Foote also works on behalf of public lands. Last year he joined the board of Five Valleys Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving near-town landscapes. He’s currently working with Five

“Trail runners deal with a lot of incremental pain and are passionate, intelligent people. They can get a lot of shit done.” –Mike Foote

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Valleys on a new system of trails on Mount Dean Stone that will connect South Hills neighborhoods to Miller Creek. The work keeps Foote from becoming too single-minded. “Being an ultra-runner is a big part of [his identity], but I think through all of it, he’s tried to make it more than that, with his … ski mountaineering and environmental work,” his sister tells me. “He does everything he can to make sure that running doesn’t completely define him.” And if Foote is tight-lipped about his future goals, his sister has an idea why.

Instead, he says, he wants to break 24 hours on the course, weather permitting. A time like that would certainly contend for the win. “There’s something inside where he has to push himself really hard and is competitive,” Wolfe says. “Honestly, it’s probably ego. I’ll admit that we all have some form of ego, but he’s got something inside that he’s got to get out, and competition is the way to do that.”


o see Foote’s competitive side in action is impressive. Missoulians often get that chance in local races.

Foote kicking his feet up at the support van during the Crown Traverse.

“I think that often he knows that his goals are right on the verge of being unreachable, and I think that he doesn’t want to be discouraged from them,” Rachel says. “I think that he really tries to be humble … and there’s another layer of pressure if a bunch of people know he wants to be at the top.” Despite his internal focus, it only takes one look at his racing calendar to see that the chance to compete against the best in the world motivates him. “Every year, when he chooses his race schedule, I ask him why he doesn’t throw in a couple that he’s definitely going to place top five in, but he never does,” Rachel says. “Clearly, that’s not his goal. It’s not to win the most races. It’s to push himself and compete against the best.” As of early May, the only race still on Foote’s calendar this year is Hardrock, setting up another face-off with Jornet. How does he plan to beat the best in the world? “You don’t,” Foote says. “If I set that goal, it’s too scary.”

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What he did next can only be described as waltzing up the mountain. It didn’t look like he was driving his legs upward. They seemed to float. He won handily, 25 seconds clear of the next competitor. He put a full three minutes on me in the steep last halfmile of trail. Foote’s was only the fourth-fastest time recorded on the ascent, but the feat was incredible nonetheless. To hear Foote tell it, the win, and the time, weren’t the point. It just happens to be one of his favorite local events. “I think I jumped into it [last] year because I love the race and everyone

best coffeeshops in town, how much he likes Summer Honey beer and Big Dipper ice cream (Big Sky Brewing is one of his sponsors, and Big Dipper was his first) and why I should be doing an article on someone more exciting. At the crux of our run, at the summit of Jumbo, Foote stared out at the peaks of the Rattlesnake (pausing his talk about why syrup is a good mid-race food) to muse that there was less snow on those peaks than he’d thought, so maybe he would spend more time that morning running that way. On the run down, between breaths, I asked Foote how he defined himself.

Foote and Mike Wolfe looking over maps planning the Crown Traverse.

I raced against Foote once, last summer. Minutes before the gun started the mile-and-a-half Sentinel Hill Climb, Foote ran across the parking lot to join the group gathered at the start. We all congratulated him on his race at Hardrock the weekend before and were excited that he’d shown up to cheer us on. Then he told us he was racing. It no longer takes Foote six weeks to recover after racing a 100-miler, but he says he still feels like a wreck for days after an ultra. Restless legs, insomnia and soreness make even walking almost impossible. You might assume that just six days after Hardrock, he wouldn’t be in great shape, allowing someone a shot at notching a hometown victory over the local legend. But you would be wrong. On the climb up the “M,” Foote ran right behind me, both of us just inside the top 10. As soon as we hit a few feet of flat trail, though, Foote switched gears, flicking out his trekking poles and dodging past me.

who does it,” Foote says. “It’s so chill, and everyone works really hard to get to the top, and then you get to cheer everyone on on the way down.”


oote prefaced an interview-on-therun by saying he was still out of shape and would probably go too slow for me. When I showed up first thing in the morning, Foote had already done a lap around the neighborhood to try out some new shoes. He was lacing up a second pair to test with me. We ran from his house in the lower Rattlesnake to the Jumbo trailhead. We ascended around and up the south side to the summit before turning and descending past the “L.” Foote kept up a running commentary the whole time, with minimal prompting. He filled me in on his weekend trip to Colorado and told me about his upcoming skimo week in California. He indulged in a discourse on the

He took several switchbacks to respond. “On Instagram, I think my bio reads Mountain Speed Walker or something,” he said. (It does.) “I think I’m more interested in being an efficient mountain traveler. That’s what I’m passionate about, and that’s what inspires me.” Back at his house, I grabbed my bag to leave. My run for the day was over and I needed to get to the office. But Foote was just getting started. He looked for his headphones while selecting a podcast (“I’m addicted to podcasts these days”), and thanked me for the run. Then he ran down the steps from his porch, turned right, and took off down the street toward Waterworks. Those slightly-lesssnow-covered peaks he’d spotted a few miles earlier were calling. Most of Missoula was just waking up, and Foote was off on his third run of the morning. His day was just beginning.


Fountain of youth A history of VTO’s ageless punk rock attitude by Erika Fredrickson


n Halloween weekend last year, local musicians played the VFW for the Disco Bloodbath party, covering the Misfits, Patsy Cline, ZZ Top and Devo, among other classic and cult favorites. Longtime Missoula band VTO took the cover band challenge in a different direction, choosing to pay tribute to TV theme songs — Spider-Man, South Park, Friends and the 1960s children’s variety show The Banana Splits — and local commercial jingles for establishments including Tire-Rama and Ole’s Country Store. The set was perfect for a band that’s always taken pleasure in being a kind of class clown for the music scene. In the 26 years VTO has been together, they’ve released six catchy garage-punk albums — four in the past six years — that have continued to maintain a lighthearted, goofy tone, despite the members’ encroaching adult responsibilities. Frontman Charlie Beaton, for instance, has been playing in underground bands since the mid-1980s. When he got older, he started a family and opened Big Dipper — a kid’s dream, no doubt, but a business that requires responsibility, nonetheless. So it’s funny — and refreshing — to hear him sing lines like “get out of my treehouse” and “last call, chili dog” and “stumbled down to the lake, what trouble can we make?” like a teenager about to get busted for a prank. “I don’t usually write anything that is too serious,” Beaton says. “Other people can do that. I like making people crack up.” Beaton started the band in 1992 with drummer Yale Kaul and bassist Jeremy Richter, all of whom were making ice cream together at Goldsmith’s, Missoula’s only independent ice cream shop at the time. They brought on Jeremy’s brother, Jesse Richter, to play guitar, and Mary Jo Reynolds to help sing. The original five-person lineup played venues such as Slabs (a pizza joint where Taco Sano is now), Trendz (a music club that’s now a billiards room called Three in the Side) and Copper Commons at the University of Montana. Beaton says VTO was one of the first punk bands to play Jay’s Upstairs. The lineup changed over the

photo courtesy Amy Donovan

The current lineup of VTO includes, from left, Greg Twigg, Charlie Beaton, Graham Black and Geoff Peddicord.

years and, though they were around for a long time, they didn’t play a lot. VTO was mostly a side project and second priority to the members’ other bands: Beaton fronted the Banned, and Yale was in Humpy. “We kept a low profile in that regard,” Beaton says. “We never had a chance to get sick of each other.” VTO wrote tongue-in-cheek songs from the start, sometimes in a twangy, cowpunk style. The music always felt effortless, even if it wasn’t. As with any class-clown-types, the members were naturally clever and low-brow in a brazenly confident way that a lot of other bands couldn’t emulate if they tried. Fan favorites included “How to Get to My House From East Missoula” and “Stairway to Frenchtown,” in which Beaton sings, “We rode our 10-speeds to Frenchtown Pond / Hugged and kissed until dawn / You said you had a hysterectomy / I thought that was a kind of camera.” The origin of VTO’s name is a story that’s been told many times — in these

pages and elsewhere — but it’s always worth mentioning, because it’s integral to the band’s history and it speaks to their mischievous charm. In the early years, the band called itself Vi Thompson Overdrive after local TV personality Vi Thomson (the band added the “p”). Thomson was in her early 80s at the time, a buttoned-up pillar of the community and senior citizens activist, and not really the type of person you associate with an irreverent garage punk band playing songs titled “Shitfire!” and “Don’t Poop in Your Space Suit.” In 1994, VTO released its first cassette, Hamburger Time, and after it hit the shelves at Rockin Rudy’s, Thomson’s lawyers sent the band a cease and desist letter for using Thomson’s name. “We had to go to Rockin Rudy’s and buy everything back,” Beaton says. “And then I sent the letter to the Independent, the Missoulian and the Kaimin and they all wrote about it. So we ended up getting press out of it.”

According to Beaton, Thomson, who died in 2002, never had a personal beef with the band. She even invited VTO to her 85th birthday bash at Orchard Homes. “I still have the invitation,” Beaton says. VTO fizzled out in the early 2000s after some members moved and several, including Beaton, got married and had kids. They rebooted in 2011 when Beaton ran into bassist Greg Twigg during a lunch break downtown and decided they should get the band back together. In their new incarnation, they called themselves VTO. “It’s easier with VTO,” Beaton says. “Not a lot of people know who Vi Thomson is anymore.” On Saturday, May 26, the band opens for the Model Rockets at the Top Hat. The show will include their current lineup — Beaton, Twigg, Geoff Peddicord on guitar and Graham Black on drums. (Black is also the drummer for the Model Rockets, a similarly fun-times garage-rock

band that developed in Seattle in the 1990s and sometimes toured through Missoula.) The original lineup will also be there (with special guests) to perform early VTO songs, playing together for the first time since 1994. The nostalgia is just part of VTO’s story. Beaton’s next idea is to write commercial jingles for businesses around town — without their permission, of course. And the band continues to write and record songs that evoke carefree youth, even in the face of adult responsibilities and comforts. “We were joking last night, because we were practicing in the basement where there’s air conditioning,” Beaton says. “We were like, ‘Man, this is not very punk rock!’ And then everyone’s like, ‘Yeah, but it’s sure nice.’” VTO plays the Top Hat with the Model Rockets Sat., May 26, at 10:15 PM. Free. • May 24–May 31, 2018 [17]


Soul burning The science of falling in love with Bon Iver by Sarah Aswell

Bon Iver

When I read that Bon Iver was coming to Missoula, I shrieked like a girl watching the Beatles live for the first time. Then, a minute later, when I realized that I’d be across the country on the night of the show, I burst into tears. I’ve been obsessed with musical acts before: completely smitten with Led Zeppelin in middle school, followed by borderline unhealthy high school relationships with solo alternative female acts of the 90s — particularly PJ Harvey, Bjork and Tori Amos. But musical obsessions in your teens are natural, science has found. Our developing brains literally meld with the music we consume between 12 and 22, creating bonds with the artists we discover during that time like we’ll never have again: That music is with us forever. It’s the reason that your friends’ Top 10 album lists on Facebook read more like histories and journal entries than music reviews. “I know this isn’t technically one of the best albums ever,” they say apologetically, “but it’s burned into my soul.” And according to the research, they’re pretty much right. Music became less special to me, against my will, as I progressed through my 20s. As the arts editor of my college paper, and then a freelance music critic, I was inundated with new music, forced to process it and proclaim it good or bad. At the same time, unbeknownst to me, my brain (according to science) was ready to stop being influenced so deeply by music. Even when I heard something I really liked, there were no late-night listening sessions, no mad searches for rare tracks, no memorizing every word. But then, in 2008, my friend told me her cousin, Mike Noyce, was in a new band — and they’d be on David Letterman if I wanted to check it out. I tuned in to see some sort of modern woodsman playing

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what looked like a 100-year-old guitar (it’s 80 years old) surrounded by three guys banging on drums. He was singing in falsetto, a song with lyrics that only half made sense, called “Skinny Love.” In three minutes, I was obsessed with music again. Falling in love with a band is magic. It had been so long since I felt this way for music, and it felt so good. At the center of it all was the man behind the Bon Iver moniker, Justin Vernon. After feeling lost (and getting very sick) he abandoned his life for his father’s Wisconsin cabin, where he recorded his first album, For Emma Forever Ago, virtually by himself. Ten years and three albums later, he’s a commercial success with a loyal following, despite his increasingly experimental music and decidedly un-flashy, un-rockstar ways. What was it about Bon Iver that made me feel like a teenager for music again? I only have theories. Theory one: We love music that makes us feel our histories, and his music does just that, even though it didn’t exist back then. Theory two: He is just that good. Theory three: We are soulmates but sadly he doesn’t know it because he doesn’t know me. Theory four: Maybe people are never quite done becoming themselves, and everyone’s neurons can still explode to extraordinary sounds. What I do know is that listening to Vernon didn’t just wake me up to Bon Iver, it woke me up to all music again. And even though I’m still a little teary about missing the show, I’m glad he’ll be singing to 3,000 Montanans next week, and that the sound will pour over into the river and mountains. Get your neurons ready. I won’t be there, but I’ve already been listening. I know every word. Bon Iver plays the KettleHouse Amphitheater Thu., May 31, at 8 PM. Sold out.


Traveling sermon It’s hard not to like Wim Wenders’ Pope Francis by Molly Laich

Pope Francis in “A Man of His Word.”

The feature documentary Pope Francis: A Man of His Word drips with every bit of sincerity implied in the title. Perhaps you bristle at the idea of exalting a nice man who serves as figurehead to a questionable committee of old white men doing old white things, and fair enough. In service of this particular picture, though, it’s best to set that brand of cynicism aside. Wim Wenders directs and sparsely narrates the film. ( You might know him as the man behind Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas, The Buena Vista Social Club and New German Cinema, generally.) Wender’s camera follows the pope around the globe as he visits a series of downtrodden, irrepressibly human locales. Besides that, we get interview clips from the man himself, the content of which is always philosophical and never personal. “The world today is mostly deaf,” the pope tells us matter-of-factly, in subtitled Italian. Other critics have pointed out the film’s lack of autobiographical details about its subject, but I didn’t notice. (Idea for a supplemental featurette to go along with the pope movie DVD special features: An Origin Story: Do We Need It?) In the beginning, we see a cute little girl in a crowded auditorium ask the man why he wanted to be pope, and the pope says, “I never wanted to be pope. Is that okay?” That’s biography enough for me. Besides images of his outreach work and interviews, there are silent-film style re-enactments of the original St. Francis, famous for his vow of poverty, his commitment to preserving Mother Earth and to reconciling differences between Christianity and Islam. And what do you know, that’s totally this current pope’s whole thing, too. The Catholic Church was long overdue for a South American figurehead, and then here strolls in this Argentinian who eschews richly goods, cares

a lot about the environment and accepts homosexuals, women and so on. More than anything, the new pope is obsessed with poverty and the corrosive powers of wealth. “We either serve God or we serve money,” he says. And he really seems to mean it. It’s hard to not be charmed by the man’s erudite message and the rockstar effect he has on his enormous swarms of followers. The film follows Francis to small villages in South America, large crowds in Italy and to hospitals filled with dying children in Africa. I was particularly stirred by his visit to a prison in Philadelphia. The reaction shot of a prisoner crying during the pope’s speech made me cry in turn, but I should explain: Crying tough men nearly always have this effect on me. For heaven’s sake, we watch him wash a prisoner’s tattooed foot; I am not made of stone. The movie is built to elicit these kinds of feeling in us. Beyond this, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is barely a movie. Movies have stories that arc to a crescendo and then conclude; this is more a traveling sermon with words and pictures. (If Buddhism is more your thing, Werner Herzog made essentially the same picture with the Dalai Lama in 2003’s Wheel of Time. Rent it today!) Catholics and maybe other devout believers will sink into this film like a warm bath. I started out a little salty, and even at 96 minutes, it begins to stretch a bored mind’s patience. Ultimately though, I’m a good sport who loves love. As such, the movie works on me. Otherwise, I suspect the title is warning enough to keep the most hardened cynics among us away. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word opens at the Roxy Fri., May 25. • May 24–May 31, 2018 [19]

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OPENING THIS WEEK POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD Follow the personal journey of Pope Francis from his days as a motorcycle-riding priest to head of the Catholic Church in this life-spanning documentary. Not Rated. Directed by freaking Wim Wenders. Playing at the Roxy. (See Film) SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away we got a Star Wars movie every three years. Now we’re getting at least two a year, including this prequel about a young Han Solo pulling off a heist. Rated PG-13. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex.

NOW PLAYING AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR After 10 years and 18 movies, Marvel Studios’ greatest heroes finally band together to battle the approaching threat of Thanos, a purple spaceman with maybe ten minutes of screen time in the MCU before this. Oh snap! Rated PG-13. Stars a bunch of dudes named Chris, Benedict Cumberbatch’s ridiculous American accent and not Jeremy Renner. Playing at the AMC 12, the Pharaohplex and the Southgate 9. BLACK PANTHER Marvel has dropped two more movies since Black Panther released in February, so if you still haven’t seen it, this week might be your last chance to catch it on the big screen. Rated PG-13. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o. Playing at the AMC 12. BOOK CLUB A group of lifelong friends, played by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, rediscover the romance in their lives after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. This can’t be a real movie, can it? Rated PG-13. Also stars other people that should have known better. Playing at the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex. BREAKING IN The good news: Your father has a state-of-the-art home security system that’s nigh-impenetrable. The bad news: Your kids are trapped inside it with four desperate criminals and you’re stuck on the outside. Rated PG-13. Stars Gabrielle Union, Ajiona Alexus and Billy Burke. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Southgate 9. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016) Marvel’s star-spangled Avenger finds himself on the wrong side of the government after a terrorist attack is blamed squarely on his amnesiac best friend. It’s strange my uncle calls this movie Captain America: The War of Northern Aggression, right? Rated PG13. Stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and William Hurt. Playing Sun., May 27 at 2:30 PM at the Roxy. DEADPOOL 2 The sequel to the highest grossing R-rated film of all time brings Marvel’s merc with a mouth into a collision course with Cable, a cyborg from the future who isn’t played by Dolph Lundgren, as was promised in

“Listen, your mother and I still love you very much. This isn't your fault. Sometimes grown-ups just drift apart.” Solo: A Star Wars Story opens at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex. the last movie. This is completely unacceptable. I want to speak to your supervisor. Rated R. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Ricky Baker. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex. THE ENDLESS Two brothers receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. I bet they’d have better luck if they just stayed home and looked for closure beneath the sink, behind the Comet. Not Rated. Stars Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead and Callie Hernandez. Playing Thu., May 31 at 8 PM at the Roxy. I FEEL PRETTY After falling off an exercise bike and hitting her head, an average woman believes a magic spell has made her drop-dead gorgeous, and uses this newfound confidence to achieve all of her dreams. See, ladies, it’s not the glass ceiling, the wage gap, gender roles or systemic sexism keeping us down, it’s a lack of head injures. Raged PG-13. Stars Amy Schumer, Emily Ratajkowski and Michelle Williams. Playing at the Southgate 9. LET THE SUNSHINE IN (UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR) The director of Chocolat (not that one) brings us the story of a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love. Too bad all the men in her life are married, jerks or dealing with their own demons. Not Rated. Stars Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois and the monster that ate Gérard Depardieu. Playing at the Roxy. LIFE OF THE PARTY After a sudden and unexpected divorce, a middleaged mom heads back to college, where she ends up in the same classes as her daughter. Rated PG13. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Molly Jordan and Gillian Jacobs, who I think is supposed to be playing 21 in this movie. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex.

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MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) Two sisters waiting for their mother to recover from a long-term illness meet a lovable, huggable spirt of death that takes them on an otherworldly adventures. Rated G. Featuring director Hayao Miyazaki at the top of his game, sentient dustbunnies and a big ol’ Catbus. Playing Sat., May 26 at 2 PM at the Roxy.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017) It took six movies, three directors and almost 18 years, but Marvel’s sensational web-slinger got a film that finally captured what we love our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Rated PG-13. Stars Tom Holland, Zendaya and Michael Keaton. Playing Wed., May 30 at 8 PM and Sun., June 3 at 2 PM at the Roxy.

A QUIET PLACE A family must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. I said A FAMILY MUST NAVIGATE THEIR LIVES IN SILENCE AFTER MYSTERIOUS CREATURES THAT HUNT BY SOUND THREATEN THEIR SURVIVAL. Rated PG-13. Stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Shhhhhhhhhh! Playing at the Southgate 9 and the AMC 12.

SUPER TROOPERS 2 Broken Lizard dusts off their breakthrough hit for a sequel 17 years in the making. The eponymous Super Troopers are called upon to set up a new Highway Patrol station when an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada. Rated R. Stars Steve Lemme, Brian Cox and Jim Gaffigan. Playing at the Southgate 9.

RAMPAGE That arcade game that used to eat all your quarters hits the big screen in this touching story about a giant wolf, lizard and ape doing the Monster Mash all over Chicago. Rated PG-13. Stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Breanne Hill. Playing at the AMC 12. RBG Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Follow her journey in this mindful documentary. Rated PG. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Playing at the Roxy. SHOW DOGS A rough and tumble police Rottweiler and his human handler go undercover at a snooty dog show to nab some panda-nappers. You wouldn’t think someone would want to make Miss Congeniality meets Turner & Hooch, but here we are. Rated PG. Stars Will Arnett, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Pharaohplex

UNDER THE SKIN (2013) Protip for dating, maybe don’t go swimming in any liquid abysses you find beneath dilapidated houses in Scotland. Just trust me on this one. Rated R. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan and Jeremy McWilliams. Playing Fri., May 25 at 7 PM at the Roxy. WILD AT HEART (1990) So your daughter is dating a real POS that just got out of prison. Better hire Willem Dafoe to put a bullet in his head. David Lynch directs this road trip thriller that’s hotter than Georgia asphalt. Rated R. Also starring Laura Dern, Nicholas Cage and Diane Ladd. Playing Sat., May 26 at 9 PM at the Roxy.

Capsule reviews by Charley Macorn. Planning your trip to the local cinema? Get up-todate listings and film times at, and to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities. So Han Solo gets his own film, but Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes still don’t. Where’s the justice?


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Pork and greens by Ari LeVaux


Both Missoula Saturday Farmers Markets opened in May, which makes me feel alive and hungry. Last Saturday broke wet, and it was still raining when the market began, which left more room for the hardcores, many of whom this time of year can be seen dragging wagons of potted plants destined for gardens. Memorial Day is the rule of thumb for “all clear” when it comes to transplanting delicate plants like tomatoes, peppers and melons. My wife has placed me on a zero-tolerance “no more plants” restriction, so I only bought a few dill starts — from the grumpy guy with the fancy tie in an unnamed stand — because we can always find room for dill. He also sold me some bags of spinach and salad mix, and a sack of rock-hard onions from his root cellar. That’s when we met Kerry Eyman, a Clark Fork Market employee who was making the rounds informing parents of a kid’s area, part of a monthlong pilot project the market is floating. My kids, meanwhile,decorated some canvas shopping bags and T-shirts with potato prints as I savored the porky greasiness of an $8 Valkyrie Biscuit from Valhalla Farm’s FrigginFulla truck (Camas Bakery buttermilk biscuit with a Valhalla Farm sausage patty, Lifeline Dairy sharp cheddar and Mission Mountain egg with a dollop of Valhalla Farms’ bone broth gravy). Most of the contents of that glorious bowl

— and all of the pork — was from homegrown or locally purchased ingredients, including Montanagrown kamut wheat in the biscuit, which did not consequently taste like whole wheat bread, I assure you. Valhalla has the happiest pigs that I know about, or at least I assume so, based on the kegs of locally brewed beer rejects they’re said to consume. The Clark Fork Market didn’t earn its “meat market” nickname for nothing. I also scored pastrami and bacon from Lower Crossing Farm’s meat truck, and cheese curds and extra-yellow springtime butter from Lifeline Dairy. While I had a meaty morning, the big story was greens, with which the market is flush. A Belarusian vendor sold me a sack of cucumbers so crispy I almost broke a tooth, and two heads of romaine from Johnson’s Homegrown were so heavy the guy’s arm dipped as he handed me the sack. But the score of the day came from the Missoula Grain and Vegetable farm stand, where I acquired a beautiful bunch of purple baby bok choy. Stir-fried with butter, oil, garlic, oyster sauce and black pepper, and seasoned with soy sauce, that bunch disappeared quickly on a feisty spring night. The Market Report is a periodic account of the previous week’s farmers markets in Missoula. Send tips and story ideas to • May 24–May 31, 2018 [21]

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Sushi Hana 403 N. Higgins 549-7979 Montana’s Original Sushi Bar. We Offer the Best Sushi and Japanese Cuisine in Town. Casual atmosphere. Plenty of options for non-sushi eaters including daily special items you won’t find anywhere else. $1 Specials Mon & Wed. Lunch Mon–Sat; Dinner Daily. Sake, Beer, & Wine. Visit for full menu. $$-$$$ Taco Sano Two Locations: 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West 1515 Fairview Ave inside City Life 541-7570 • Home of Missoula’s Best BREAKFAST BURRITO. 99 cent TOTS every Tuesday. Once you find us you’ll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9pm 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. $-$$ Tia’s Big Sky 1016 W. Broadway 317-1817 We make locally sourced Mexican food from scratch. We specialize in organic marinated Mexican street chicken (rotisserie style) fresh handmade tortillas, traditional and fusion tamales, tacos, pozole and so much more. Most items on our menu are gluten free and we offer many vegetarian and vegan options. We also have traditional Mexican deserts, as well as drinks. Much of our produce is grown for us organically by Kari our in house farmer! Eat real food at Tia’s! Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$

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What you’re drinking: The Sneaky Peat is one of nine cocktails available at Missoula’s newest sushi emporium, Saketome. It’s a complex drink, with a lot of different ingredients, but the end result is a fruity, foamy libation that goes down easy with a pleasant aftertaste. What’s in it: Tequila, grapefruit bitters, tarragon agave nectar, house-made grenadine, yellow chartreuse foam and a scotch rinse. Sounds heavy: That’s a lot of different liquors, and the agave nectar makes it seem like it’s going to be excessively thick. But it’s surprisingly drinkable. The foam on top has a sprinkling of lime zest, which delivers a nice acidic bite that cuts the sweetness. The grenadine that sinks its way to the bottom

makes for a nice visual element, and also allows for a steady evolution of flavor as you near the finish. Why you’re drinking it now: Each of the SakeTome cocktails I sampled was refreshing, but the Sneaky Peat is perfect for just about any situation. It would pair well with a light dinner or stand alone as a precursor to a night downtown. Where to get it: SakeTome is located at 137 W. Front St. It’s open Tuesday–Saturday, 5–10 p.m. —Michael Siebert Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email • May 24–May 31, 2018 [23]

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Emma Lee Toyada plays the ZACC Below Thu., May 31 at 8 PM. $5

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Bozeman’s Left on Tenth plays Monk’s Sat., May 26 at 9 PM. Donations.

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Good Morning Bedlam plays Imagine Nation Brewing Wed., May 30. 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

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Bon Iver plays the KettleHouse Amphitheater Thu., May 31. Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8. Sold out.

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Thursday Missoula Insectarium feeds live crickets to one of its hungry predators at 3:30 PM every Thursday. $4.

nightlife Kris Moon hosts a night of volcanic party action featuring himself, DJ T-Rex and a rotating cast of local DJs projecting a curated lineup of music videos on the walls every Thursday at the Badlander. 9 PM. Free.

nightlife Singer-songwriter Travis Yost provides the soundtrack at Bitter Root Brewing. 6 PM– 8:30 PM. Free.

Aaron “B-Rocks” Broxterman hosts karaoke night at the Dark Horse Bar. 9 PM. Free.

Heavy soul masters Algiers play Ten Spoon Winery with local support from Cairns and Fantasy Suite at Ten Spoon Vineyard. 6 PM–9 PM. Free.

The Matt Stivers Band plays the Sunrise Saloon at 9:30 PM. Free. Montana’s longest running celebration of fantasy, science fiction and horror takes over the Holiday Inn Downtown. MisCon 32: Year of Lost Heroes brings cosplay, gaming and best-selling authors to the Garden City. Visit for a full schedule of events and registration. $25/$50 for the full weekend. (See Spotlight.)

Crazy Dog howls out originals and covers at Imagine Nation Brewing. 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Explore the magic of tea blending at the Lake Missoula Tea Company’s Tea Talk and Tasting. 6 PM–7 PM. Free. Draught Works hosts the live music of Jordan Lane from 6 PM to 8 PM. Free.

Radius Gallery debuts an all-new series of paintings by Heart of Missoula artist Hadley Ferguson with an opening reception from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Say “yes and” to a free improv workshop every Thursday at BASE. Free and open to all abilities, levels and interests. 725 W. Alder. 6:30 PM–8 PM

Uncork a bottle of vino at Ten Spoon Vineyard with the live music of Cork & Spark. 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

Pale People celebrate three years as a band with an evening of piano rock at Free Cycles. 7 PM. Free. Joyce Hocker reads from her memoir The Trail to Tincup at Fact & Fiction. 7 PM–9 PM.

Marshall Dorothy Granger plays through their new album Small Deaths at a special show at the ZACC Below with Hermina Jean and Shahs. 7 PM. $5.

Oh my. Pedro the Lion plays the Top Hat. Doors at 8 PM, show at 9. $22/$20 advance.

Twenty-one! Time to pay off that bookie! Double Down Band plays the Sunrise Saloon at 9:30 PM. Free.

My DJ name is better than yours. Join the Missoula Open Decks Society for an evening of music. Bring your gear and your dancing shoes to the VFW at 8 PM.

Brrrrrrrrrr. The Shiver plays the Union Club at 9:30 PM. Free. Marshall Dorothy Granger plays the ZACC Below Fri., May 25 at 7 PM. $5.

Spotlight Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, Montana’s longest running science-fiction convention returns for another year. MisCon, a gathering of those rabid devotees of science fiction, fantasy and horror, continues its long tradition of bringing some of the biggest names in genre fiction, animation and all things nerdy to the Holiday Inn Downtown. This year’s Guests of Honor includes New York Times best-selling author (and Robert Jordan surrogate) Brandon Sanderson, award-winning illustrator Lee Moyer, primate researcher Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, comic artist Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons and cartoon voice star Rikki Simons.

Hawthorne Roots plays the Top Hat at 10:15 PM. Free.

nerds of a feather Even if you’re not excited about that lineup (and why wouldn’t you be? The voice of Invader Zim ’s GIR is going to be there!), you can still spend the weekend indulging in your geekiest desires. Want to smack around a LARPer with a boffer sword? Want to learn more about 3D printers? Want to spend four-straight days exploring the table-top dungeons of Castle Ravenloft? With a full weekend of fantastic events, you’ll just be glad you can come back next year and do it all over again. —Charley Macorn

WHAT: MisCon 32: Year of Lost Heroes WHEN: Fri., May 25–Mon., May 28 WHERE: Holiday Inn Downtown HOW MUCH: $25/day or $50 for the full weekend MORE INFO:

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Saturday Montana’s longest running science fiction convention continues with more fun than you can shake a Spock at. Visit for a full schedule of events and registration. $25 or $50 for the full weekend.

plays Draught Works from 6 PM to 8 PM. Free. Ironically, at this time of year, the sun will be out the whole time. Luna Blue plays Ten Spoon Vineyard. 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

Do you know your farmer? Missoula Farmers Market features hot coffee, sweet treats and fresh, locally grown veggies. Circle Square by the XXXX. 8 AM–12:30 PM. Free.

That’s it! I’ve had it up to here! Tom Catmull’s Last Resort take a mysterious musical trip to Bitter Root Brewing. 6 PM–8:30 PM. Free. Betray your pals at the house on the hill, settle the island of Catan and cure a pandemic at Board Game Night at Retrofix Games. 6 PM–10 PM.

Stock up on farm-direct food every Saturday at the Clark Fork Market. Vendors from across Western Montana converge in the Riverside Parking Lot next to Caras Park. 8 AM–1 PM.

Who’s that writing? Russ Nasset & The Revelators open the seventh seal of music at the Union Club. 9:30 PM. Free.

Need a little inspiration to get out of bed on the weekend? Come join Run Wild Missoula’s Saturday morning runs at the Runner’s Edge at 8 AM. Open to all skill levels.

DJ Kris Moon completely disrespects the adverb with the Absolutely Dance Party at the Badlander, which gets rolling at 9 PM, with two-for-one Absolut Vodka specials until midnight. I get the name now. Free.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Missoula People’s Market features an amazing assortment of artists, crafts and community. W. Pine and Higgins. 9 AM. Free. Get your weekend started with a round of disc golf at Granite Peak Folf Course. 10 AM. Free. Visit for more info and registration. Join Free Cycles for the launching of Food Cycles, a new Food Forest that will eventually provide nourishment for our community. Pop by between 11 AM and 8 PM to get the inside scoop.

The Model Rockets play the Top Hat Sat., May 26. 10:15 PM. Free. Tired of college radio not playing enough second-wave ska? Share your love for music at KBGA’s DJ training. You don’t have to be a student at the U to spin some hot tracks. KBGA College Radio. 12 PM.

nightlife Singer-songwriter Matt Stivers plays roots rock at Great Burn Brewing. 6 PM. Free. Oh no, my sweater! The Loose String Band

That’s how you get to Franklin Elementary School! Bozeman’s Left on Tenth plays Monk’s. Doors at 9 PM. Donations. I wonder if there’s a band called Missoula 615? Nashville 406 plays the Sunrise Saloon. 9:30 PM. Free. Punk rock powerhouse The Model Rockets play the Top Hat with local support from VTO. 10:15 PM. Free. (See Art.)

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Sunday Montana’s longest running science fiction convention continues with more fun than you can shake a Spock at. Visit for a full schedule of events and registration. $25 or $50 for the full weekend. The Highlander Beer Taphouse hosts the most Missoula event imaginable. Buzzed Yoga lets you practice your flow while enjoying cold beer. Bring photo identification and $10 every Sunday this summer. 11 AM.

nightlife Andre Floyd provides the bluesy tunes at Draught Works from 5 PM–7 PM. Free. Indulge your inner Lisa Simpson with live jazz and a glass of craft beer on the river every Sunday at Imagine Nation Brewing. 5 PM–8 PM. Cork & Spark provide the jazzy soundtrack at Imagine Nation Brewing. 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Acclaimed solo-pianist George Winston plays the Wilma in a special show benefiting the ZACC. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $30–$40. Every Sunday is “Sunday Funday” at the Badlander. Play cornhole, beer pong and other games, have drinks and forget tomorrow is Monday. 9 PM.

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Acclaimed solo pianist George Winston plays the Wilma in a special show benefiting the ZACC Sun., May 27. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $30–$40.

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MisCon returns to the mothership for another year. Visit for a full schedule of events and registration. $25 or $50 for the full weekend. Sip a fancy cocktail for a cause at Moscow Monday at the Montgomery Distillery. A dollar from every drink sold is donated to a local organization. 12 PM–8 PM.

nightlife Prepare a couple of songs and bring your

talent to Open Mic Night at Imagine Nation Brewing. Sign up when you get there. Every Monday from 6–8 PM. Motown on Mondays puts the s-o-u-l back into Missoula. Resident DJs Smokey Rose and Mark Myriad curate a night of your favorite Motor City hits at the Badlander. 9 PM. Free. Every Monday DJ Sol spins funk, soul, reggae and hip-hop at the Badlander. Doors at 9 PM, show at 10. Free. 21-plus.

Every Tuesday is Walk With a Doc Day at Grizzly Peak. A health professional discusses their speciality while walking with the group. 9 AM–10 AM. Free. Catboy, Owlette and Gekko activate their magic amulets to the delight of fans of all ages. Based on that show your kids can’t get enough of, PJ Masks Live comes to the Wilma. Doors at 5 PM, show at 6 PM. $30–$40. Bare Bait Dance’s on-going company class

is open to all intermediate and advance contemporary modern dancers. Bust a move at the PARTV Center. 5:30 PM. $10. Email for more info. Not if you’re Daredevil. Senses Fail plays the Top Hat. Doors at 6 PM, show at 7. $18/$15 advance. Join the REI Outdoor School for a bike maintenance class at the Highlander Taphouse every Tuesday this summer. It’s a demonstration class, so no need to bring your bike. 6 PM. RSVP at Missoula Insectarium’s evening lecture series Bugs and Brews continues with local beer, local experts and local insects. This month learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. 6:30 PM. $8/$5 members.

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nightlife The only thing I want to know the answer to is why we don’t call it the Meagher Beagher. Trivia Night at Thomas Meagher Bar lets you show off that superior intellect of yours. 8 PM. Free. Step up your factoid game at Quizzoula trivia night, every Tuesday at the VFW. 8:30 PM. Free. This week’s trivia question: What future professional wrestler was driven to school as a child by playwright Samuel Beckett? Answer in tomorrow’s Nightlife. This next song is about drinking a LaCroix in your Subaru with your dog. Missoula Music Showcase features local singers and songwriters each week at the Badlander. 9 PM. Free.

Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill. 7 PM. Trivia answer: Andre the Giant. Asking a comedian to do an improvised stand-up set is like asking a stage magician to do real magic. See local and regional comedians put to task in the brutal gauntlet of Set-less Improvised Stand-up Comedy. The Badlander. Signup at 7, show at 7:30 PM. Free.

Hemlock celebrates 25 years of metal with a show at the Dark Horse Wed., May 30 at 8 PM. Free. Enjoy a hot beverage after a bike ride with Coffee Outside MSLA. Bring your mug to Brennan’s Wave from 7:15 AM–8:15 AM every Wednesday. Free. Visit for more info. Every Wednesday is Community UNite at KettleHouse Brewing Company’s Northside tap room. A portion of every pint sold goes to support local Missoula causes. This week

quaff a brew for Missoula Valley Longspurs. 5 PM–8 PM.

team up for a special show at Great Burn Brewing. 6 PM. Free.


The Women’s Comedy Happy Hour at the Badlander lets you learn the skills for standup in a open and supportive setting. 6 PM. Free.

Midwest folk force Good Morning Bedlam plays Imagine Nation Brewing. 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Jimmy Smith of the Gourds and Pat McKay

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Heavy metal monsters Hemlock celebrate 25 years of face-melting rock at the Dark Horse with support from SevidemiC and blessiddoom. Doors at 8 PM, music at 8:20. Free. Every Wednesday is Beer Bingo at the Thomas Meagher Bar. Win cash prizes along with beer and liquor giveaways. 8 PM. Free. Kraptastic Karaoke indulges your need to croon, belt and warble at the Badlander. 9:30 PM. No cover. • May 24–May 31, 2018 [27]

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Thursday The Five Valley Kennel Club Show puts man’s best friend to task with competitions in obedience, conformation and rallying. Missoula Fairgrounds. 10 AM. Visit for more info and registration for your pupper.

you’ve got your tickets, because this one is sold out.

Missoula Insectarium feeds live crickets to one of its hungry predators at 3:30 PM every Thursday. $4.

Joyce Hocker reads from her memoir The Trail to Tincup at Shakespeare & Co. 7 PM–9 PM.

nightlife Look at all those double consonants! Revelators frontman Russ Nassett plays a solo show at Draught Works from 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Stop; hammer time. Try your hand at the German game Nailschlagen, where you try to drive a nail flat with one swing of a hammer. Winner receive a golden hammer and a free beer. Highlander Beer Taphouse. 6 PM–7 PM. Arizona’s Something Like Seduction shakes up rock and reggae at Bitter Root Brewing. 6 PM–8:30 PM. Free. BASE Missoula hosts a silent auction to offset statewide budget cuts. Food, drink, music by Red Onion Purple and comedy by Michael Beers and John Howard. 6 PM–8 PM. $10 suggested donation. Music legend Bon Iver plays the KettleHouse Amphitheater. Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 8. Hope

Say “yes and” to a free improv workshop every Thursday at BASE. Free and open to all abilities, levels and interests. 725 W. Alder. 6:30 PM–8 PM

My DJ name is better than yours. Join the Missoula Open Decks Society for an evening of music. Bring your gear and your dancing shoes to the VFW at 8 PM. Closet Goth, the self-described “most attractive band in Arizona post-punk,” plays the ZACC Below with Emma Lee Toyoda, Cloud Form and Wrinkles. 8 PM. $5. Dusk provides the soundtrack at the Sunrise Saloon at 8:30 PM. Free. Kris Moon hosts a night of volcanic party action featuring himself, DJ T-Rex and a rotating cast of local DJs projecting a curated lineup of music videos on the walls every Thursday at the Badlander. 9 PM. Free. Aaron “B-Rocks” Broxterman hosts karaoke night at the Dark Horse Bar. 9 PM. Free. We want to know about your event! Submit to at least two weeks in advance of the event. Don’t forget to include the date, time, venue and cost.

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Become a monthly donor to Planned Parenthood of Montana and get a free beer at Imagine Nation Brewing. 4 PM–8 PM.

The Society for Ecological Restoration hosts a Pub Talk at Imagine Nation Brewing. Learn about opportunities related to ecological restoration. 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

Enjoy a beer while helping local kids. Great Burn Brewing donates 50 cents from every glass sold to 4Missoula to help at-risk and low-income kids in Western Montana. 5 PM–8 PM.

SATURDAY, MAY 26 BASE, the all-abilities community center that hosts weekly events and classes, has already kicked into major fundraising mode after statewide budget cuts have put the center in danger of closing. Noted horror movie-avoider Michael Beers, who serves as the youth transitions coordinator for Summit Independent Living, which operates BASE, is currently gearing up to livestream himself watching last year’s horror hit It alone in an empty theater at night to generate much-needed funding. A recycling drive, where Missoulians can unload their empty cans and other recyclables to help BASE is also in the works. But aside from these, shall we say, distinctly Missoula fundraising methods, more traditional fundraisers are in the works as well. For example, the BASE Summer Silent Auction

gives you the chance to help keep BASE's doors open. Featuring gift baskets donated from businesses and individuals from across the Garden City, the silent auction features food, drink, the live music of Red Onion Purple and the comedy of Michael Beers and John Howard. “This fundraiser is very important,” says Howard, who is also a member of BASE’s staff. “This is one of our last-ditch efforts to keep the doors open. We’re really touched at how (Missoula's) community has come together to donate so many great items.” —Charley Macorn The BASE Summer Silent Auction runs from 6 PM to 8 PM at BASE Missoula, 725 W. Alder. $10.

Join Free Cycles for the launching of Food Cycles, a new Food Forest that will eventually provide nourishment for our community. Pop by between 11 AM and 8 PM to get the inside scoop.

MONDAY, MAY 28 Sip a fancy cocktail for a cause at Moscow Monday at the Montgomery Distillery. A dollar from every drink sold is donated to a local organization. 12 PM–8 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Every Wednesday is Community UNite at KettleHouse Brewing Company's Northside tap room. A portion of every pint sold goes to support local Missoula causes. This week quaff a brew for Missoula Valley Longspurs. 5 PM–8 PM.

THURSDAY, MAY 31 BASE Missoula hosts a silent auction to offset statewide budget cuts. Food, drink, music by Red Onion Purple and comedy by Michael Beers and John Howard. 6 PM–8 PM. $10 suggested donation.

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Mountain High These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control 541-7387 SNOOPY• Snoopy is an 8 year old male Pit Bull. He is a very mellow love bug and an expert at giving sad puppy eyes to get all the love and attention you have to offer. Snoopy is good with kids and most dogs, but needs a cat-free home. He was surrendered to our shelter because his previous owner's landlord had a no bully-breed policy. Snoopy has a friendly, lazy personality. KIAH• Kiah is an 8 year old female longhaired Brown Tabby. She is the most loving cat you'll ever meet. Kiah will talk to you as soon as you walk into the room and loves to cuddle. She reaches up to hug you waiting for your affection. Kiah is on a prescription diet to help prevent urinary crystals. If you can help her meet that medical need, she would make the perfect snuggle buddy.

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I heard about Glacial Lake Missoula during my first year at the University of Montana. I don’t remember the context, but it quickly entered the vernacular among my friend group. Few weeks seemed to go by without someone referencing the ancient watering hole. On rainy spring days, every puddle I ran through with the track team prompted the comment, “Look out for Glacial Lake Missoula!” All standing bodies of water were potential recurrences of the prehistoric reservoir that existed at the end of the last ice age between 15,000 and 13,000 years ago.. Earlier in May Missoula County residents were treated to the highest floods levels in nearly 50 years. The Clark Fork reached a peak height of 13 feet. That’s terrifying if you had to evacuate your home, sandbag your backyard so that your newly planted garden didn’t drown, or paddle a boat down the street to get the mail.

Think about this: Geologists believe that Missoula used to be under about 950 feet of water during the largest lake fillings. On the side of Mt. Sentinel, rippled lines are etched into the hillside, showing where shorelines existed. To learn more about megafloods, like the one that occurred when the ice dam holding back Lake Missoula broke, you can attend a presentation by Jorie Clark who recently co-authored a paper on the subject. She is the featured speaker at the Spring Fling event hosted by the Glacial Lake Missoula chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. —Micah Drew The Missoula Spring Fling will be at the Montana Natural History Center on Wed., May 30 at 7 PM. Free.

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These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana 549-3934 NEO• There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path - Neo loves to both know and walk the path! This sweet gentleman may take some time to warm up, but once he does he is a great companion! He enjoys playing with other dogs and we're told is friendly with older kids. Neo has got the gift and is waiting for something...or someone! KELLY• Time to sit back and relax with Miss Kelly. This lovely lady is ready for a cat nap with you! Naps on the couch and enjoying the comfort of a quiet home are a few of her favorite things! Come by during our open hours and find out why she's one of ours! Kelly's adoption fee is waived through our Seniors for Seniors program for people 60 and up and pets 7 and up!

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Business in the front, party in the back. Kick off racing season with the Mullet Cycling Classic at Marshall Mountain. One biker rides up, one rides down. Visit for more info and registration.

TUESDAY, MAY 29 Join the REI Outdoor School for a bike maintenance class at the Highlander Taphouse every Tuesday this summer. It's a demonstration class, so no need to bring your bike. 6 PM. RSVP at

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THURSDAY, MAY 24 Punish your core in the great outdoors at Pilates in the Park. Bring your exercise mat to Greenough Park. 6 PM–7 PM. $3.

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Greet the sun under the sun at Yoga in the Parks. This week bring your yoga mat and $3 to McLeod Park. 6 PM–7 PM.

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Spend an afternoon birding at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden and learn how to record your sightings. 4 PM–6 PM. Free Punish your core in the great outdoors at Pilates in the Park. Bring your exercise mat and $3 to McLeod Park. 6 PM–7 PM.


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I was roommates with a girl five years ago. I was a spoiled brat for many years, but I’ve worked very hard to change. She, on the other hand, is still supported by her father, has no job or interests, and just wants to get married. Whenever she calls, she wants advice on the same boy drama. I just don’t have the time or patience for this anymore. I tried not responding to her, but she keeps calling and texting, “I need to come over right now!”

—Drama-Weary “I need to come over right now!” What are you, a day spa for her emotions crossed with the Burger King drive-thru? It’s easy to confuse the chunk of time a friend has been in your life with reason for them to continue being there. It helps to unpack the mystique about how friendships form. Social science research finds that a major driver of friendship is similarity — shared values and attitudes, for example. But demographic similarity is part of it, too — like both being 30-year-old single female zoo workers who went to a crappy college. And though we want to believe we carefully choose the friends in our lives, personality psychologist Mitja Back and his colleagues are among the researchers who’ve found that “mere proximity” seems to play a big role in who our friends are. This means, for example, living in the apartment next door, working in the same department, or, in Back’s study, being randomly assigned to “neighboring seats” in a college class. In other words, you probably became friends with this woman because she was sleeping in the next room, not because you conducted a nationwide search for the best possible buddy for you. Now’s the time to choose whether she stays in your life — and you don’t do that by hoping she’ll hear your vigorous eye-rolling over the phone and take the hint. Breaking up with a friend — if that’s what you want to do — should work like breaking up with a romantic partner. Don’t just wordlessly cut off contact; that’s cruel — and likely to backfire. Tell her that you need to end the friendship, explaining the problem in broad terms: You’ve “grown apart” or you’re “in different places” in your lives. Even if she presses you, keep it kind by keeping it vague.The point is telling her it’s over, not informing her that she’s got all the emotional depth of a goldfish and then ducking out forever via call waiting: “Sorry — gotta go. Important robocall from Rachel from Card Services on the other line!”


After six years of hard work, I’m starting to have some success in my career. Disturbingly, my best friend seems envious. I’ll tell her some exciting news, and she’ll barely respond. I understand that she’s trying to break through while working a menial job, but my other friends are really supportive and happy for me. She claims she is, too, but her behavior says otherwise. It really hurts my feelings.

—Disappointed We often do crazy things simply to keep up with our peers who are doing those things — not, say, because we were bored on a Saturday afternoon and had a little brainstorm: “I know! I’ll pay some total stranger $55 to spread molten wax on my labia and rip out all my pubic hair!” We evolved to be creatures of “social comparison” — judging how well we’re doing personally and professionally by how we stack up to others. As I often explain, our emotions are not just for mental decoration; they’re motivational tools. When we’re lagging behind our peers, envy often rises up — as it seems to be in your friend. Envy is mistakenly assumed to be ugly and shameful, but evolutionary social psychologist Bram Buunk and his colleagues explain that the feel-bad we get from envy pushes us to get on the stick and narrow the “status gap” between ourselves and others. Understanding the underpinnings of envy can help you have compassion for your friend, which might help you avoid taking it personally when she fails to celebrate your achievements by pulling out confetti and a kazoo. Try to accept that she probably can’t express the excitement you’d like her to because every success you rack up sneers, “Hey, loser! How come she’s up there and you’re down here?” If you do tell her about some win, consider pairing the news with mention of the years of grubby work and daily failures that went into it. This might help her view the success you’ve achieved as something attainable — as opposed to some magical gift: “OMG, I was just sitting on my porch drinking a beer, when my boss called and said, ‘You often cut work and smoke a lot of pot. Let’s give you the VP job.’ ”

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Aries poet Anna Kamienska described the process of writing as akin to “the backbreaking work of hacking a footpath, as in a coal mine; in total darkness, beneath the earth.” Whether or not you’re a writer, I’m guessing that your life might have felt like that recently. Your progress has been slow and the mood has been dense and the light has been dim.That’s the tough news.The good news is that I suspect you will soon be blessed with flashes of illumination and a semi-divine intervention or two. After that, your work will proceed with more ease. The mood will be softer and brighter. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do you know what you are worth? Have you compiled a realistic assessment of your talents, powers and capacities? Not what your friends and enemies think you’re worth, nor the authority figures you deal with, nor the bad listeners who act like they’ve figured out the game of life. When I ask you if you have an objective understanding of your real value,Taurus, I’m not referring to what your illusions or fears or wishes might tell you. I’m talking about an honest, accurate appraisal of the gifts you have to offer the world. If you do indeed possess this insight, hallelujah and congratulations! If you don’t, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to work on getting it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Now is a favorable time to worship at the shrine of your own intuition. It’s a ripe moment to boost your faith in your intuition’s wild and holy powers. To an extraordinary degree, you can harness this alternate mode of intelligence to gather insights that are beyond the power of your rational mind to access by itself. So be bold about calling on your gut wisdom, Gemini. Use it to track down the tricky, elusive truths that have previously been unavailable to you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “A poem is never finished; it is only abandoned,” wrote poet W. H. Auden, paraphrasing poet Paul Valéry. I think the same can be said about many other kinds of work. We may wish we could continue tinkering and refining forever so as to bring a beloved project to a state of absolute perfection. But what’s more likely is that it will always fall at least a bit short of that ideal. It will never be totally polished and complete to our satisfaction. And we’ve got to accept that. I suggest you meditate on these ideas in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Paradoxically, they may help you be content with how you finish up the current phase of your beloved project.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I highly recommend that you spend the next three weeks hanging out on a beach every day, dividing your time between playing games with friends, sipping cool drinks, reading books you’ve always wanted to read and floating dreamily in warm water.To indulge in this relaxing extravaganza would be in maximum alignment with the current cosmic rhythms. If you can’t manage such a luxurious break from routine, please at least give yourself the gift of some other form of recreation that will renew and refresh you all the way down to the core of your destiny. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Contemporaries of the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras told colorful stories about the man. Some believed he was the son of a god and that one of his thighs was made of gold. When he crossed the Casas River, numerous witnesses testified that the river called out his name and welcomed him. Once a snake bit him, but he suffered no injury, and killed the snake by biting it in return. On another occasion, Pythagoras supposedly coaxed a dangerous bear to stop committing violent acts. These are the kinds of legends I expect you to spread about yourself in the coming days, Virgo. It’s time to boost your reputation to a higher level.


PUBLIC NOTICESMNAXLP IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA BEFORE MARIE A. ANDERSEN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Case No.: CV-2018-949-LT SUMMONS FOR POSSESSION BY PUBLICATION JOLLES PROPERTIES, Plaintiff, v. SHAYLIN ARLINT, et al., Defendant. TO: Shaylin Arlint 707 SW Higgins Ave., #121 Missoula, MT 59803 YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer a Complaint filed in Justice Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer upon Plaintiff’s attorney, Thomas C. Orr, Thomas C. Orr Law Offices, P.O. Box 8096, Missoula, Montana 59807, within ten (10) days after service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in the case of your failure to appear or answer, relief sought by Plaintiff will be taken against you as requested. A $30.00 filing fee must accompany Defendant’s answer. DATED this 10th day of May, 2018. By: /s/ Hon. Marie A. Andersen MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA

COUNTY Cause No. DP-18-119 Dept. No. 3 John W. Larson NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NETTIE L. BROWN, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Reprsentative of the abovenamed 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 GEORGE E. BROWN, the Personal Representative, return receipt requeste, at 2687 Palmer St., Ste. D, Missoula, Montana 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana that the forego-


will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 34, 184, 264. Units can contain furniture, clothes, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, other misc household goods, vehicles & trailers. These units may be viewed starting 6/4/2018 by appt only by calling 541-7919. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 3505 Clark Fork Way, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to 6/7/2018 at 4:00 P.M. Buyer’s bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale, All Sales final.

will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units 166,169, & 264 Units can contain furniture, clothes, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, & other misc. household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday June 4, 2018. All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All Sales final.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My counsel may seem extreme, but I really think you should avoid mildness and meekness and modesty. For the immediate future, you have a mandate to roar and cavort and exult. It’s your sacred duty to be daring and experimental and exploratory. The cosmos and I want to enjoy the show as you act like you have the right to express your soul’s code with brazen confidence and unabashed freedom. The cosmos and I want to squeal with joy as you reveal raw truths in the most emotionally intelligent ways possible.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): French novelist Honoré Balzac periodically endured intense outbreaks of creativity. “Sometimes it seems that my brain is on fire,” he testified after a 26-day spell when he never left his writing room. I’m not predicting anything quite as manic as that for you, Scorpio. But I do suspect you will soon be blessed (and maybe a tiny bit cursed) by a prolonged bout of fervent inspiration. To ensure that you make the best use of this challenging gift, get clear about how you want it to work for you. Don’t let it boss you. Be its boss. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ancient civilizations waged war constantly. From Mesopotamia to China to Africa, groups of people rarely went very long without fighting other groups of people. There was one exception: the Harappan culture that thrived for about 2,000 years in the Indus River Valley, which in the present day stretches through Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Archaeologists have found little evidence of warfare there. Signs of mass destruction and heavy armaments are non-existent. Art from that era and area does not depict military conflict. One conclusion we might be tempted to draw from this data is that human beings are not inherently combative and violent. In any case, I want to use the Harappan civilization’s extended time of peace as a metaphor for your life in the next eight weeks. I believe (and hope!) you’re entering into a phase of very low conflict.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Every human being I’ve ever known, me included, has to wage a continuous struggle between these pairs of opposites: 1. bad habits that waste their vitality and good habits that harness their vitality; 2. demoralizing addictions that keep them enslaved to the past and invigorating addictions that inspire them to create their best possible future. How’s your own struggle going? I suspect you’re in the midst of a turning point. Here’s a tip that could prove useful: Feeding the good habits and invigorating addictions may cause the bad habits and demoralizing addictions to lose some of their power over you.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Some books seem like a key to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle,” said author Franz Kafka. I suspect this idea will be especially relevant to you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. And more than that: In addition to books, other influences may also serve as keys to unfamiliar rooms in your inner castle. Certain people, for instance, may do and say things that give you access to secrets you’ve been keeping from yourself. A new song or natural wonderland may open doors to understandings that will transform your relationship with yourself. To prep you for these epiphanies, I’ll ask you to imagine having a dream at night in which you’re wandering through a house you know very well. But this time, you discover there’s a whole new wing of the place that you never knew existed.



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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Just for now, let’s say it’s fine to fuel yourself with comfort food and sweet diversions. Let’s proceed on the hypothesis that the guardians of your future want you to treat yourself like a beloved animal who needs extra love and attention. So go right ahead and spend a whole day (or two) in bed reading and ruminating and listening to soul-beguiling music. Take a tour through your favorite memories. Move extra slowly. Do whatever makes you feel most stable and secure. Imagine you’re like a battery in the process of getting recharged. Go to to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES.

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PUBLIC NOTICESMNAXLP ing is true and correct. DATED this 8th day of May, 2018. /s/ George E. Brown, Personal Representative Montana Elder Law, Inc. /s/ Stefan Kolis, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. 18-131 Dept. 4 Judge: Karen S. Townsend NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of LANETTA SMALL Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed as CoPersonal Representatives 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 be mailed to David Small and Jamie Small, Co-Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at c/o Adrienne D. Maxwell, Crowley Fleck PLLP, P.O. Box 7099, Missoula, Montana 59807, or filed


MONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the above entitled Court. A copy of same is served upon you. You must file your written answer with the above entitled Court and serve a copy upon the Plaintiff, or Plaintiff’s attorney within thirty (30) days after the last day this Summons is published, exclusive of the last day of publication. FAILURE TO APPEAR AND ANSWER will allow judgment to be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is to foreclose a deed of trust upon the following described real property in the County of Missoula State of Montana. The real property has an address of 4223 Larkspur Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 and is more particularly described as follows: Lot 7 in Block 4 of LARKSPUR ADDITION, a Platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official Recorded Plat thereof. A $70.00 filing fee must accompany the answer at the time of filing. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of the Court

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause N. DP-18-128 Dept. No.: 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT ALLAN BUCKNER, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Daniel Hovdenes has been appointed as the Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Daniel Hovdenes, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Post Law Firm, PLLC., Attn: Del M. Post, 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above court. DATED this 14th day of May, 2018 /s/ Daniel Hovdenes, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No.



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The following described personal property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or certified funds. Proceeds from the public sale for said personal property shall be applied to the debt owed to Rent-a-Space in the amounts listed below (plus as yet undetermined amounts to conduct the sale): Space/Name/$$$/Desc 3132/Sonja Garrick/$254/tent 4414/Shirley Holloway/$239/boxes SALE LOCATION: Gardner’s Auction Service, 4810 Hwy 93 S, Missoula, MT

DP-18-59 Hon. Leslie Halligan Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF JOANNA MARIE CAMERON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative 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 Ralph Lattanzio, Personal Representative, by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 4th day of May, 2018. SKJELSET & GEER, P.L.L.P. By: /s/ Suzanne Geer Attorneys for the Estate STATE OF MONTANA ):ss. County of Missoula) I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. Signed this 4th day of May, 2018. /s/ Ralph Lattanzio, Personal Representative SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 4th day of May, 2018. /s/ Suzanne Geer Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Stevensville, Montana My Commission Expires October 2, 2020 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Hon. John Larson Probate No. DP-18-125 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF REGGIE WAYNE NEIDIGH, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CONNIE NEIDIGH

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 CONNIE NEIDIGH, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested,in care of Thiel Law Office, PLLC, 327 West Pine, PO Box 8125, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 14 day of May, 2018. THIEL LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Matthew B. Thiel MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY DEPT. NO.: 4 CASE NO.: DP-18-110 NOTICE TO CREDITORS. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DOROTHEA MINER, 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 (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 EVONNE WELLS, attorney for the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at P.O. Box 9410, Missoula, Montana 59807, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. /s/ Collette Fry Personal Representative. SALE DATE/TIME: Wed, June 6, 2018 @ 4:30 PM (check website for details) TERMS: Public sale to the highest bidder. Sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”. Cash or certified funds.


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PUBLIC NOTICES MNAXLP MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No.: DP-18-74 Dept. No. 3 NOTICE OF CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF KELLY SAMUEL HAGAN, 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 (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 Arkelle Hagan, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o REEP, BELL, LAIRD & JASPER, P.C., P.O. Box 16960, Missoula, Montana 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 12th day of April, 2018. REEP BELL LAIRD SIMPSON & JASPER, P.C.. /s/ Richard A. Reep, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-18-132 NOTICE TO CREDITORS. IN THE MATTER OF THE

ESTATE OF WILLIAM BRADLEY TILTON, 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 Barbara S. Tilton, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Boone Karlberg P.C., P. O. Box 9199, Missoula, Montana 59807-9199, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. I declare, under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the state of Montana, that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 21st day of May, 2018, at Missoula, Montana. /s/ Barbara S. Tilton Personal Representative STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHEROKEE South Carolina Department of Social Services, IN THE FAMILY COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2018-DR-11-111. NOTICE OF PRETRIAL HEARING (Termination of Parental Rights Action). Plaintiff: vs. Kristie Murray, Nathan Bryce Hardin

be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attorney for the Plaintiff at 1434 North Limestone Street (Post Office Box 1369), Gaffney, South Carolina 29342, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint within the time stated, the plaintiff will apply for judgment by default against the defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Clerk of Court's Office, Cherokee County Courthouse, 125 East Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, South Carolina, to apply for appointment of an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply). THIS IS A NEW ACTION! IF YOU HAD AN ATTORNEY APPOINTED IN A PREVIOUS ACTION, THAT ATTORNEY IS NOT YOUR ATTORNEY FOR THIS ACTION. YOU

MUST APPLY FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU DO NOT APPLY FOR AN ATTORNEY WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE COMPLAINT, AN ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE APPOINTED FOR YOU. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this action to represent the best interests of the child(ren) will provide the family court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL's written report will be available for review twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county office. May 15, 2018 Gaffney, South Carolina /s/ Travis S Greene SC Bar No.: 75769 Attorney for Plaintiff, South Carolina Department of Social Services, 1434 North Limestone Street, Post Office Box 1369 Gaffney, South Carolina 29342 Telephone: (864) 649-8231 Facsimile: (864) 487-2512 Email:

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f/k/a Tony Beeson. Defendants: IN THE INTERESTS OF: D.B. DOB: 04/01/2010, I.B. DOB: 01/22/2013. Minors Under the Age of 18. TO: NATHAN BRYCE HARDIN f/k/a TONY BEESON: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Pre-Trial Hearing is scheduled in the above referenced termination of parental rights action on TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the Family Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Cherokee County Courthouse, 125 East Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, South Carolina. Attorneys and parties should have the following available at the hearing: 1. A list of issues to be tried showing any issues that have been agreed upon. 2. A list of witnesses with the length of time YOU expect to examine each witness. It is very important that you attend this pre-trial hearing! At this hearing, SCDSS will request the court to determine if you are eligible for courtappointed counsel for the upcoming Termination of Parental Rights hearing and set a day certain for the final hearing. May 15, 2018 Gaffney, South Carolina /s/ Travis S Greene, SC Bar No.: 75769, Attorney for Plaintiff, South Carolina Department

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