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Voices The readers write .............................................................................................................4 Street Talk Adventures in self-publishing ..................................................................................4 The Week in Review The news of the day, one day at a time..................................................6 Briefs Closing rivers, flipping malls, and expanding Moms Demand ......................................6 Etc. Daines and Gianforte take aim at WSAs. Got anyting to say about that?...........................7 News Mike Adams’ heckler story doesn’t add up. Now he wants to build a law on it. ...........8 News Is criminal justice reform keeping Beau Donaldson out of jail? .....................................9 Dan Brooks: Where have all Missoula’s gamblers gone?........................................................10 Writers on the Range: Keeping weed small in California......................................................10 Feature Missoulians seize the zines of production..................................................................14

Arts & Entertainment

Arts Queer Eye is only masquerading as a makeover show — and it’s amazing .........18 Music Jamie Aaron Aux lets go on Close the Circle .....................................................19 Books Willy Vlautin’s Don’t Skip Out on Me ...............................................................20 Film Red Sparrow’s disgusting allure ..........................................................................21 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films .....................................................22 BrokeAss Gourmet Penne with spicy bechamel sauce ..............................................23 Happiest Hour A perfect pour for 1864 at Lolo Peak Brewery ..................................25 8 Days a Week Missoula’s only comedian-approved events listings ..............................26 Agenda A silent auction at the Women’s Law Caucus .................................................33 Mountain High Everybody prune party at the Moon-Randolph Homestead.............34


News of the Weird ......................................................................................................11 Classifieds....................................................................................................................35 The Advice Goddess ...................................................................................................36 Free Will Astrology .....................................................................................................38 Crossword Puzzle .......................................................................................................41 This Modern World.....................................................................................................42 GENERAL MANAGER Andy Sutcliffe EDITOR Brad Tyer PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson CALENDAR 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 Micah Drew ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua GRAPHIC DESIGNER Charles Wybierala CIRCULATION ASSISTANT MANAGER Ryan Springer SALES MANAGER Toni Leblanc ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Steven Kirst, Declan Lawson MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR Ariel LaVenture CLASSIFIED SALES REPRESENTATIVE Declan Lawson FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold 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

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By Micah Drew

Do you currently subscribe to any magazines? Did you growing up? Have you ever self-published your own work?

Maddie Nagle: I subscribe to the Magnolia Journal. It’s by Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper. Young poet: I think in elementary school I had a poem published in a book, but that’s not really self-publishing.

Katelyn Grenager: No, I never have. Academia reigns: I’ve published peerreviewed research articles in scientific journals.

John Stroud: No, my generation was like the death of printed stuff … well, printed work hasn’t gone away, it’s just become more bizarre. Who needs paper: I have a pretty big blog following, and Facebook of course — that’s huge for printed work. Instead of paying Penguin to publish your book you can just put it on Facebook and get more revenue.

Kinsey Smith: I subscribe to Bitch magazine. It’s a pop-culture magazine with a feminist slant. Also the New Yorker. I canceled that subscription, but they keep sending them to me. Learn from me: No, but my essay was published in a Writing 101 textbook.

Flying high

It will be hard for [Sen. Steve] Daines to travel to and from Montana since United is also no longer issuing discounts to NRA members (“On the Record,” March 1). Diamond Status on Delta? I’m sure that status came courtesy of the American taxpayer, paying for Daines’ junkets to who knows where. Jim Frisk

Spectator sport

The NRA is just another convenient broker to funnel money to politicians. The investor can protect their investment in politicians and things that go boom. Politics has become just another marketplace, and the average American is not allowed to participate except as a casual observer. Dan Hutchinson

Place of pride

I left the forum proud of the women who organized the event, and who have developed the programs UM now touts as evidence that everyone is doing everything they can (“Etc: At UM, winning isn’t everything — it’s the only thing,” March 1). It remains to be seen what the culture will do. I appreciated the forum’s emphasis on changing the entire culture — not only the culture of UM/Griz Nation. Grace McNamee Decker

Blogging, probably

Jeez, the most toxic environment in Missoula seems to be the result of predatory journalism acting as antagonistic or more than Hauck ever did. Rather than an olive branch, the Missoulian and Independent come holding sharpened sticks, pickets and a noose. The city’s journalists act more like a lynch mob looking to stir the pot. Missoula, where have all the good folks gone? Kory Bleak

Put up or shut up

Zach Carvalho: Personally, now, no, but Sports Illustrated when I was in high school. 180 characters: No, unless a Twitter feed counts.

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Words and actions are quite different things. I heard some great things


both from Bodnar and coach Hauck. Let’s hope that they do get it, because our community is engaged, and we expect action not just words. Nathan Stephens

Be the change

Why is it that our political parties are so disagreeable, while we still visit with each other over coffee? The answer is that our political parties in Montana are no longer drawing their direction from our grassroots. Including Libertarians, of the 4,758 precinct vacancies in the June 2014 primary election, only 571 positions were

“Rather than an olive branch, the Missoulian and Independent come holding sharpened sticks, pickets and a noose. The city’s journalists act more like a lynch mob looking to stir the pot.” filled by properly filing a Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy in a County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Of more concern, only 10 of 168 potential county party committees achieved 50 percent of precinct positions represented, the parliamentary threshold for even calling a meeting, choosing officers for the two-year cycle or sending county delegates to state central committee policy gatherings or nominating conventions. Three were Democrat, seven were Republican. In other words, regardless of party, a tiny minority of Montanans

has been left to speak for a huge voiceless majority. We can work together, regardless of party, to make changes to the system envisioned by the non-partisan People’s Power League of 1911-1912, and protected from the Anaconda Company by the Non-Partisan League in 1919-1920. This seems the best way to place free speech on the same playing field with moneyed speech. Virtuous citizens motivated enough to stand on their own feet in their chosen political party and represent their neighbors in their respective precinct must file by 5 p.m. March 12, 2018. County Commissioners will declare unopposed candidates elected. Names of citizens vying for the same position will be on the ballot. John Driscoll Helena

My friend Josh

I am beyond excited to endorse Josh Slotnick for county commissioner, and hope you will take the time to learn about — and vote for — him. We both moved here to go to college in the early ’80s from our respective Dakotas, and immediately became fast friends. After college, he moved to Thailand for the Peace Corp. We reunited back in Missoula eight years later with kids and spouses in tow (at the farmers market). By then he’d studied permaculture and started a small family farm growing organic veggies. My friend was now a farmer, an entrepreneur and a family man. Wow! We both became educators at UM — and he frequently guest lectures in my sustainability classes. He is engaged, a great listener and so innately inquisitive — all great traits for a civic leader! He started the bountiful PEAS Farm, and together we were involved with building affordable and sustainable housing through service work with Homeword. He is humble, articulate, keenly intellectual, and has the ability to synthesize lots of information and envision change. I am so proud to call him a lifetime friend, and I can guarantee he will represent us proudly as our county commissioner. Lisa Swallow Missoula

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WEEK IN REVIEW Wednesday, February 28 James Brien of Hardin pleads not guilty to charges that he beat three women with a frying pan, killing one of them.

Thursday, March 1 Lowell Elementary School goes into lockdown after a 12-year-old boy is seen brandishing what appears to be a firearm. Police discover that it’s a BB gun. The boy is cited with disorderly conduct.

Friday, March 2 A 56-year-old Canadian skier dies while skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The man was separated from a friend and found a few hours later in a tree well near the summit.

Saturday, March 3 The UM men’s basketball team beats Idaho State 75-64 to finish the season undefeated at home for the first time in 26 years. The Griz are seeded No. 1 going into the Big Sky Conference tournament.

Rebuilding bridges

River closures floated

A word of caution to floaters and anglers: The next two summers look to get a little choppy where the Blackfoot River meets the Clark Fork. On Feb. 28, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a proposal to intermittently close the confluence to recreation as the Interstate 90 bridge spanning it undergoes reconstruction this year and next. According to river recreation manager Christine Oschell, the closure won’t be a season-long shutdown, but rather a coordinated effort between FWP and the Montana Department of Transportation to ensure that access is restricted only on days when construction poses a risk to public safety. “The objective for us is to keep the river open as much as we can,” Oschell says. “But obviously if we’re asked, for safety reasons, and also maybe logistics for them, we will do what we need to do.” FWP is currently soliciting public comment on the proposed closure through March 16. Under the temporary rules, recreationists would be barred from floating, swimming or wad-

ing downstream of the Weigh Station Fishing Access Site whenever FWP and MDT determine that conditions are unsafe. Oschell says FWP would alert the public to such closures as early as possible and position two river rangers at Weigh Station. The agency is also working on temporary signage. “We’ve asked for at least a certain amount of time — I can’t remember exactly, but it was at least a week — so that we could give notice to the public,” Oschell adds. “But we haven’t been assured that will be the case.” Oschell can’t say how often closures might occur, or how long each might last. Details on the bridge construction have been hard to come by, she says, due to “minimal contact” with MDT. She’s optimistic that communication will improve, but notes that the river recreation season is “not far away.” Public safety has been an ongoing concern at the confluence since it first opened to recreation in 2015. The piers supporting the I-90 bridge weren’t designed with moving water in mind, and modifications following the removal of Milltown Dam created hazardous hydraulic conditions, especially at high flows. As the Indy reported in

2012, a dummy sent through the confluence by the Missoula Rural Fire District disappeared in an eddy and never emerged. According to Missoula-based firm Partners Creative, which is working with MDT to disseminate public information, the project’s main intent is to remove the piers from the river permanently. So while the next couple of summers may bring occasional inconvenience, Oschell is confident the construction will bring closure to the bigger issue. “We did a lot of public education [about the hazards],” she says. “We didn’t see a ton of use through there, and I was wondering if we scared people … It’ll be interesting to see if use picks up when those piers are taken out.” Alex Sakariassen

Gun control

Moms Demand expands

The reason the Missoula chapter of Moms Demand Action outgrew its normal meeting space this month — the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, which a volunteer says normally sees 12 to 15 attendees — was tragic. The outcome, how-

Sunday, March 4 A woman falls into the Clark Fork near the Russell Street Bridge. She’s discovered conscious in the water and taken to St. Patrick Hospital.

Monday, March 5 Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke withdraws 26 parcels of Montana land, totaling about 17,300 acres, from an upcoming oil and natural gas lease auction. Zinke says in a statement that further study is needed.

Tuesday, March 6 Around four in the morning, two people are shot at a convenience store on Higgins Ave. Officers do not arrive in time to apprehend the two suspects.

I want to encourage them very positively to enter public service with enthusiasm, knowing that there are all kinds of ways to solve problems, there’s always a way to skin a cat, there’s always a solution to every problem, so move forward, be involved, ask questions.” —Former U.S. ambassador to China and senator Max Baucus to KPAX after a March 4 talk with high school students at a Montana World Affairs Council event.

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Seller’s market

How to flip a mall

Just over two years ago, the City of Missoula formally declared Southgate Mall a blight. And on Feb. 22, the Missoulian reported that an Ohio investment company is purchasing it for $58 million. The city’s declaration was a legal step taken to enable the mall’s then-owners, Southgate Mall Associates, to apply for millions in tax-increment financing, a type of tax break, to support an ambitious renovation. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency ultimately awarded the project nearly $7 million in TIF financing. Little did MRA director Ellen Buchanan know that the project, leveraged with public support, would be used to help sell the mall before the paint on renovations is even dry. A new dine-in theater opened at Southgate two weeks ago, and a Lucky’s Market grocery store will open later this year. But Buchanan isn’t concerned that the city helped flip a mall. She’s excited. “I think it’s a winwin,” she says. When the sale was announced, Peter Lambros, of Lambros ERA Real Estate and a representative for Southgate Mall Associates, told the Missoulian he expected the new owners, Washington Prime Group, to take the mall “to the next level.” The sale of the mall will allow Lambros, in turn, to focus on developing mixed-use housing in the surrounding area.



Number of years Freddie Joe Lawrence and Paul Kenneth Jenkins may have been wrongfully imprisoned for a 1994 murder. The results of a DNA test initiated by the Montana Innocence Project implicate convicted murderer David Wayne Nelson in the crime. The sale does not affect any of the tax support the city approved in late 2015, Buchanan says, and the use of TIF money was not conditioned on any particular use of the mall property. “People sell property all the time that have taken advantage of tax increment,” she says, referencing the Wilma building as an example. Buchanan clarifies that the TIF financing awarded to Southgate was not used to renovate the facility. Rather, the money was requested to construct the public street that now extends Mary Avenue to Reserve Street. The infrastructure upgrade had been listed in city planning documents for years, but only with the renovation were the mall’s owners willing to grant a public right-ofway through the site. Even if the new owners were to abandon all development at the mall, Buchanan says, the TIF inby to vestment would still be money pho well spent. “Southgate Mall Associates did not reap any benefit,” she says. “If they view having a city street as being beneficial to them, then that’s their benefit. … It ties the neighborhood together.” At the time, however, the developers said MRA’s support was “critical” to their ambitions. Their 53-page TIF financing application stated, “achieving this vision is not possible without public investment.” The developers went on to write that the $71 million proposed project required them to assume “substantial risk,” and the return on investment was “long-term.” Derek Brouwer L. W alters

she’d just met with university president Seth Bodnar. “He was super-supportive about mobilizing our people, and it’s really cool to have a president who sees value in that,” she said. Compared to some activists, Bornstein and Luceno are mature hands. One parent said her children, in the 3rd and 5th grades, were planning to walk out during an action at their elementary school. Susan Elizabeth Shepard

Ca th rin e

ever, was a renewed and emotional resolve, with a focus on the plummeting average age of gun violence activists. Last Thursday, in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, interest in the local chapter of the gun-law reform organization had increased so much that organizers moved their monthly meeting to a larger space at St. Paul Lutheran Church. By 6 p.m., it was standing room only with about 70 people. New members filled out information cards while volunteers set up a projector. Montana Moms Demand chapter founder and HD 91 candidate Nancy de Pastino welcomed the crowd, then voiced her disappointment in the Democratic primary candidates running for Montana’s House seat. “Why, in the Democratic congressional forum, did all five of them say they didn’t support background checks?” de Pastino asked. Other Democrats had balked at her push for a stronger position on gun laws, she said, out of concern that it could hurt Democrats in a general election. “Then the Parkland shooting happened and four out of the five reversed their position,” de Pastino said. When the meeting turned to audience comment, the focus was on how members could best support new student activists. Educators wanted to know how to handle campus walkouts. Volunteers wanted to know if teenagers could be convinced to teach them how to use Snapchat. Hellgate High School junior Sylvia Luceno told the crowd she was helping coordinate a busload of Hellgate students traveling to Helena for the March 24 March for Our Lives, part of a national day of action. “I feel so lucky to go to a school like Hellgate,” said Luceno, who had helped publicize a walkout of hundreds of Hellgate students on Feb. 21, a week after the Parkland shooting. Luceno, like many of her classmates, will be old enough to vote in the November election. University of Montana freshman Maggie Bornstein is organizing a campus walkout for March 14, where Moms Demand and the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation will table. Bornstein said

ETC. Last month, the Ravalli County Commission heeded the demands of an outraged public. The commission convened a meeting to discuss its support for Sen. Steve Daines’ bill releasing 449,500 acres of wilderness study area in Montana. The crowd, roughly 200 strong, overwhelmed the commission’s chambers, necessitating a change to a larger venue. Their feedback, both written and verbal, was three-toone against the bill. Still, the commissioners stood their ground. Daines had smacked a nest of particularly ornery hornets. Now Rep. Greg Gianforte is taking his own turn with the stick. On March 1, the congressman introduced a companion bill to Daines’ Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act in the House. Apparently not content with releasing the five WSAs Daines singled out, Gianforte proposed the release of an additional 240,000 acres on 24 other WSAs. Critics’ primary question is simple: where is the support for these releases? Daines and Gianforte have attempted to answer that by trotting out written blessings from county commissions like Ravalli’s. They’ve released statements from industry groups including the Montana Farm Bureau Federation and the Montana Stockgrowers Association. But rather than appease the conservationists and sportsmen and businesspeople who favor protecting the WSAs in question, these answers have only reinforced the belief that Daines and Gianforte are running roughshod over their constituency. It hasn’t helped that the public continues to wonder when or if they’ll ever see their senator and congressman up close. Daines ran ahead of schedule during a four-day state tour in late February, prompting public accusations that his early exits were an attempt to duck critics. As for Gianforte, he filed for reelection the same day his WSA bills dropped, but seems perfectly comfortable connecting with voters via telephone town hall. We have no delusions that Daines and Gianforte will suddenly respond to popular pressure and halt their attempt to, as they see it, free Montana’s WSAs from the paralysis of bureaucracy. It certainly didn’t play that way in Ravalli County. But if they’re going to wave off the concerns of so many citizens, they should at least do it in person. Isn’t that what accountability is all about?

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He said/they said Mike Adams’ heckler story doesn’t add up by Derek Brouwer

Among the reasons Sam Duncan decided to heckle Mike Adams, the Christian conservative free-speech crusader who spoke at the University of Montana last month, is that Adams claims people like Duncan are sick in the head. Duncan, a Missoula resident with a master’s degree from UM, is gender nonbinary and prefers they/their pronouns. Adams frequently targets LGBTQ people as a columnist for, where he’s described transgender people as mentally ill and “suffering from a delusion.” As Adams’ controversial Feb. 13 lecture approached, Duncan remembers thinking, “If I’m going to disrupt this person, I’m going to do it as gay as I possibly can.” So halfway through Adams’ talk at the Dennison Theatre, Duncan rose from their seat near the stage, played Rihanna’s “Sex with Me” through a small speaker and walked out carrying a sign made from butcher paper. The sign read, “Suck a dick Mike Adams. (We won’t judge you).” Adams thrived on protesters that night, using them as fodder for his argument that conservative voices are marginalized on college campuses. But he seemed rattled by Duncan, and an audience member had to remind him what he’d been talking about. Nine days later, Adams made Duncan’s stunt the centerpiece of a call for Montana lawmakers to pass legislation that Adams says will “restore respect for freedom of speech.” In a Feb. 22 column titled “An Open Letter to the Montana Legislature,” Adams argued that campus pushback to his appearance — which the School of Journalism had declined to sponsor despite donor Maria Cole’s request — demonstrates the suppression of conservative speech at Montana universities. Soon after the column was published, Missoula state Rep. Mike Hopkins, a Republican, told radio station KGVO that he plans to draft a bill in the spirit of Adams’ request. But the version of events that Adams offered to persuade lawmakers doesn’t add up. His column claimed that the “adult male student” who held the “suck a (exple-

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tive for male sex organ)” sign later returned to the theater to disrupt the speech a second time. Adams claimed the same student, whom he described as a music major, was ejected again, then used a stolen key to reenter the building a third time and shouted over Adams from behind the stage curtains until being ejected once more. “Therefore, this incident involves more than mere heckling. It involves crim-

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Sam Duncan protested an antiLGBT free-speech lecturer at the University of Montana last month.

inal conduct,” Adams wrote. “The incident underscores the need for President [Seth] Bodnar to take a break from lecturing me on ‘divisiveness’ and ‘intolerance’ and ‘hate’ and instead deal with the criminal/students that have overtaken his campus. Of course, there is little chance that he will display the courage necessary to bring that about. And that is why I am writing the legislature today.” Duncan disputes Adams’ account, saying they never returned or attempted to return to the event after leaving. Marty Ludemann, chief of UM police, says event staff did identify one student who seemed to have re-entered the theater after being removed, and may have done so using a department-issued key. Lude-

mann decided only to pass the name to the dean of students, because, “at that point, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal,” Ludemann says. (Dean Rhondie Voorhees now says she plans to meet with that student, but has yet to.) As for the alleged heckler behind the curtain, Ludemann says he was asked by event staff to investigate a noise, but in exploring the backstage passageways, all he found were two students working loudly on an art project in another part of the building. “I have no idea where [Adams] is getting all that information, because we don’t know that information. I don’t, anyway,” Ludemann says. Adams did not respond to two emails for comment. The legislation he’s advocating, enacted in North Carolina last year, would require university police and deans to respond more aggressively to disruptions at campus events with a range of punishments, including expulsion. The policy adopted in North Carolina applies to any activity that qualifies as disorderly conduct, trespass or disruption under state law. In a statement, ACLU of Montana Advocacy and Policy Director SK Rossi says the North Carolina provision requiring penalties for students who protest speakers is “troubling,” and that the organization would work with Montana lawmakers to make sure any legislation introduced on the topic in 2019 “balances First Amendment rights with our colleges’ and universities’ affirmative obligation to combat racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of bias.” Hopkins did not respond to two voicemails seeking comment, but he told KGVO that he sees a need for redress in situations where Montana universities treat liberal and conservative speakers differently. Duncan, meanwhile, doesn’t see how Adams’ experience at UM illustrates a need for legislative protection. “He’s exactly who gets a mouthpiece in this country,” Duncan says. “A Christian white man? Are you fucking kidding me?”


Discretion v. Donaldson Did justice reform keep a rapist out of jail? by Derek Brouwer

Hillary McLaughlin sobbed during prosecutors were assured that the new sition as deputy director at the Departher two-and-a-half-hour drive home after laws would not impede our local ability ment of Corrections.) Beau Donaldson’s revocation hearing last to protect our communities from sexual Donaldson is currently on parole, month. It’s been almost 10 years since and violent offenders,” Pabst says. “The meaning that any change to his sentence the former Griz football player locked opposite seems to be happening — con- would be routed through the state paher in a bedroom and tried to rape her victed sexual offenders are using the new role board. But Pabst sought to revoke before her friends broke down the door, laws to get away with blatantly violating the probationary portion of his senshe says. Donaldson was convicted in the terms of their judgments.” tence, which hasn’t started yet. Under But to those who pushed for reform, the relevant new statute, Pabst had to 2013 of raping a different woman, a case chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s Missoula, the situation says as much about Pabst’s show that Donaldon’s probation and paand was paroled in June 2016 after serv- strategy as it does about the new law. role officer had exhausted the options ing time at Montana State Prison and “If you take the fact that it was a spelled out in the intervention grid, or completing boot camp and pre-release Griz football player out of this, if this that Donaldson’s conduct indicates he programs. will not respond to additional Since then, Donaldson intermediary steps. has admitted to violating the Donaldson’s attorney had terms of his release 16 times. Department of Corrections ofHe’s been caught frequenting ficials on his side. The deputy Bozeman bars, using social chief of the Bozeman probamedia, traveling out of state tion and parole office, Katie and taking male enhancement Donath, submitted testimony drugs without a prescription. stating that the department The violations earned Donaldwas willing to keep working son a total of 10 days back in with Donaldson, and that the prison. latest sanctions seemed to be McLaughlin learned about working. these violations through a vicLynch says the fact that the tim notification system. Each DOC didn’t pursue a parole Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst says a new time, she’s reminded of the state law passed as part of criminal justice reform hearing suggests that Pabst may “most terrifying night of my should be revised after a judge said it prevented have overstepped. Pabst says life,” about which she still her from sending Beau Donaldson back to prison. she intervened because she loses sleep and suffers anxiety was concerned that DOC offiattacks. It seemed obvious to her that was an average guy on the street, is the cials were “showing extreme leniency” to Donaldson needed to go back to prison. county attorney going across county Donaldson. But when Missoula County Attorney lines to grab an offender to bring him Pabst, who is up for re-election this Kirsten Pabst sought to send him back by back for a revocation hearing?” asks state year, says Townsend’s ruling shows that revoking the 20-year suspended portion Rep. Ryan Lynch, D-Butte, who de- lawmakers will need to work with county of his 30-year sentence, Missoula County scribes himself as an ardent supporter prosecutors in 2019 to close “loopholes” District Court Judge Karen Townsend of the new legislation. in the new law, specifically how it applies said her hands were tied. A new state law, The legislation does make it harder to sexual and violent offenders, who she she said, left her with “no option” but to for county attorneys to put parolees and says are more likely to reoffend. And return Donaldson to the supervision of probationers back into prison. Rather Lynch, despite his questioning of Pabst’s his probation and parole officers. than allowing judges to revoke sus- approach to Donaldson’s case, says he The law said to have tied Townsend’s pended sentences for any violation, how- “wholeheartedly” agrees that loopholes hands, Senate Bill 63, passed the Mon- ever minor, the new law establishes a grid in the new laws should be addressed. tana Legislature last year as part of a pack- of escalating penalties for so-called comMcLaughlin says Donaldson’s hearage of criminal justice reform bills pliance violations, in which defendants ing shows that the system isn’t working. intended to reduce prison overcrowding violate the terms of release, but don’t “It’s not working for Beau,” she says. by retooling a system that had prefer- commit new crimes. But Lynch says leg- “He’s not learning. And he’s not trying to enced incarceration over rehabilitation. islators intended to leave final discretion learn.” “When this new legislation was to judges. (Bill sponsor Cynthia Wolken under consideration, citizens and county declined to comment, citing her new • March 8–March 15, 2018 [9]


Raising the bars Where have all the gamblers gone? by Dan Brooks

All poker stories go the same way: I had the Flipper’s, which put pool tables and then seating in money; I did everything right; I lost the money. For its poker room, still devotes half its floor space to glothe first time in a long time, I picked up one of those rified electronic slots. Those machines are everystories last weekend, when I played in the Down- where. It’s a wonder they’re not dinging away in the town Missoula Partnership’s annual poker tourna- library. If you have a gambling problem, Missoula is ment at the Elks Club. Normally I try to stay away here to enable you. It only asks that you stare at a from charitable events, but I make an exception screen instead of sitting at a table with other people. I used to know a dozen hustlers in this town, when gambling is involved — not that poker should be considered gambling, as anyone will tell you after guys who played for a living, or what passed for a living in a quiet mountain-town economy. They they’ve lost a hand. I did not fare well, and in the name of salving my were sporadically broke and routinely drunk, but conscience, here’s how: I put in a they tightened up around the end substantial preflop raise with kings of the month and made rent with on the button, hoping to thin out a quick kill at Stock’s or the Tip. or at least punish three limpers. The internet made a couple of “If you have The big blind went all-in. Thinking them rich. Poker made them he had put me on a bluff, I pushed sullen and ebullient by turns, a gambling back. He had aces, and I lost, as quick with figures and slow with one does. I am not with you at this everything else. Years of folding problem, moment, but I can see your eyes and waiting had rendered them glazing over. Someone else’s beat incapable of picking anything up is the second most boring story in Missoula is here without rolling it across their finthe world, after their dream. gers. They all seemed to share the I used to listen to a lot of bad- to enable you. It same cough. They were a commubeat stories around the middle nity, united by their willingness to only asks that put in 50 or 60 hours a week to part of the last decade, when I played a lot of poker. The Press avoid getting a job. you stare at a You can’t do that here anyBox had a lively game in 2005, as more. Mostly it’s because the poker did the late Boomers, the Fox Club, the Lucky Strike (RIP), the screen instead of boom is over, and the players who remain play better than the guys Silvertip, the Silver Slipper, Stockman’s, Flipper’s, Hooters (gone sitting at a table who crawled out of their basements quoting Rounders. But the now too, mercifully), the Hilton rent has gone up considerably and the Oxford. The Ox continues with other since then, too. The bar games to host the slowest play in the have withered away, and those that world, and Stock’s and the Hilton people.” still spread take longer to fill up, still spread healthy games. The and break earlier. Missoula is a difothers are done. The college stuferent town from what it was a dents no longer come out en masse, and the tourists seem to prefer a casino en- decade and a half ago. Fewer people expect to make vironment to a bar game’s shall-we-say rugged au- a living without working. I don’t think many people would tell you that’s thenticity. The poker fad is over. That is probably good. Poker is a type of gam- bad. You’re supposed to work; it’s immoral not to, bling, no matter what your recently divorced uncle unless you’re rich. Our community is probably not says, and gambling is probably bad for you. It’s cer- suffering for a lack of bar gamblers. It is suffering, tainly bad for some people. When I played regularly, though, isn’t it? The old places shut down and the I knew a grad student who had blown $24,000 in loan new places are chains. The whole town keeps getting money on $3-$6 Omaha. I knew plenty more who nicer in ways fewer of us can afford. The riff-raff didn’t keep track of what they lost, because they didn’t moves out, and the fit professional families move in. want to think about it. These people had a good time This mountain valley is becoming so valuable that playing cards when they were winning, but it was mis- soon only the best people will live here. It doesn’t do erable to watch them lose. Whatever broad trend any good to complain about it. Nobody wants to hear makes it harder for them to gamble is probably good. your bad-beat story. It’s not hard to gamble in this town at all, though. Even the chicken place has a bank of keno machines. Dan Brooks is on Twitter at @DangerBrooks.

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Cottage green California’s pot farmers have a big decision to make by Desdemona Dallas

On Jan. 1, weed aficionados in California were fi- 4,000 marijuana farms. He’s lobbied hard to get blacknally able to do what they say they’ve always wanted market growers in his area to come out of the shadows — legally buy marijuana, no prescription required. But and capitalize on being legal. He tells small pot farmers small farmers who had been selling on the black mar- that they can do well if they decide to “position themket were not uniformly delighted by the change. selves in the artisanal market, establishing branding For decades, the illegal weed industry has been a and higher-quality processes.” lucrative one. Then came increasing legalization that But Collier said many successful marijuana farmcreated its own boom: In the United States, the total ers don’t want to go legal because they’ve got “millionmedical and recreational market for pot is expected to aire blinders.” Rather than accept a reasonable income hit $2.6 billion in revenue this year, reports the Finan- as a legal pot farmer, some want to just keep doing cial Times. Nine states have now legalized recreational what they’re doing, under cover. Many of the newly legal growers have joined cosales, and 29 states have legalized medical marijuana. Colorado alone recorded nearly $4.5 billion in sales operatives to help process and market their marijuana. The distribution cooperative Allegria, based since recreational stores opened on Jan. 1, 2014. in Nevada City, helps farmers bring But many small farmers in their product to consumers. ExecuCalifornia worry about this new world of legal pot. They’ve been “Going legal tive Director Michelle Carroll makes this analogy: “People will pay more the backbone of the industry for craft beer. We go to farmers marthrough the drug-war years of now means kets in San Francisco twice a month, heavy enforcement and heavy penalties, and they know all too paying licensing and we get to deal face-to-face with the consumers [who] want the best well what it’s like to live as outlaws. They now fear that big agrifees and taxes product.” Allegria, which has strict policies culture will take over the industry against the use of pesticides, has assemthat some of them pioneered and and wading bled a group of growers who sell direct worked in for generations. to a distributor, who then focuses on Under Proposition 64, also through branding and sales. This allows farmers called the Adult Use of Marijuana to concentrate on quality control. “We Act, after Jan. 1, 2023, there will be no state cap in California on paperwork just feel like if we all work together, we will get to a better place,” Carroll said. the size or production amount of like any other “Durban poison,” “strawberry marijuana farms. David Bienencough” and “super silver haze” are a stock, former editor of High Times Magazine, fears that this businessperson.” few of the names buyers will find at dispensaries these days. At the molack of a size limit invites consoliment, organic and inorganic maridation by corporations with deep pockets. What he’d much rather see are “as many small, juana seem fairly similar in quality. In some dispensaries, organic marijuana is sold for a lower sustainable, eco-friendly farms as possible.” Right now, there are an estimated 50,000 cannabis price than its inorganic counterpart. Most confarms in the state of California. These farms are run by sumers I’ve talked to say they’re interested in smokeverything from multi-generation families who have ing designer, high-end strains; they don’t particularly worked the same land for decades, to recently formed care about sourcing and growing practices. But this groups of tech-industry dropouts. It’s no secret that may change as big agriculture starts to move into the people have flocked to the California hills over the last business. As more states legalize the weed industry and cordecade to join the new California “green rush.” The black market has allowed growers to earn ex- porate consolidation changes the market, only knowlorbitant tax-free wages without having to build a busi- edgeable consumers will be able to keep small, ness profile or work within legal systems. For many, boutique farms alive. That means the once-illegal folks one of the major draws of the marijuana-farming on heritage farms have the chance to change the future lifestyle is freedom from government oversight and reg- of cannabis — if they can step out of the black market ulations. But going legal now means paying licensing they grew up in. fees and taxes and wading through paperwork just like any other businessperson. Desdemona Dallas is a contributor to Writers on Jonathan Collier, a director of the Cal Growers As- the Range, the opinion service of High Country News sociation, lives in Nevada County, home to more than ( • March 8–March 15, 2018 [11]


WAIT, WHAT? – Police in Mainz, Germany, responded to an apartment building after cries were heard from within one unit early on Feb. 17, the Associated Press reported. When they arrived, officers found two men, the 58-year-old tenant and a 61-year-old visitor, “hopelessly locked up” with a mannequin dressed as a knight and a large remote-controlled car. The men were too drunk to explain how they had become entangled, and one officer remarked that “the whole thing would have remained a funny episode” if the younger man had not become “more than impolite.” He now faces a charge of insulting officers. PEOPLE DIFFERENT FROM US – Metro News reported on Feb. 20 that travelers “remained silent” for 20 minutes while a fellow passenger on a Ural Airlines flight from Antalya, Turkey, to Moscow used the air vent above her seat to dry a pair of underwear. Witnesses reported that the woman showed no shame and that “everybody was looking with interest and confusion.” Debate raged later, however, after video of the woman was posted online, with one commenter speculating that “maybe the takeoff was sort of extreme, so now she has to dry those.” LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS – Shanghai, China, police posted a video on social media of two men trying to break into a business on Feb. 14 by using bricks to shatter the glass storefront. But as United Press International reported, when Suspect A’s brick bounced off the glass, he bent to retrieve it and ended up squarely in the path of Suspect B’s brick, which struck him in the head and apparently knocked him out. In the video, Suspect B can be seen dragging Suspect A away from the store. Police remarked: “If all burglars were like this, we wouldn’t need to work overtime.” – A drug smuggler from Brazil apparently didn’t know he was under investigation by the National Anti-Narcotics Trafficking Unit in Portugal when he arrived on a flight Feb. 12 wearing a set of false butt cheeks, filled with 2.2 pounds of cocaine, reported United Press International. The 32-year-old unidentified man was detained at the Tax and Customs Authority and searched, where his unusual derriere aroused suspicion. An accomplice, waiting for him at a Lisbon train station, was also arrested and charged with drug trafficking. THE LITIGIOUS SOCIETY – Crestline, California, resident Claudia Ackley, 46, has teamed with Discovering Bigfoot filmmaker Todd Standing to sue the state of California, requesting on Jan. 18 that state agencies acknowledge the existence of a Sasquatch species. Ackley and her daughters, 11 and 14, say they were hiking a trail at Lake Arrowhead in March 2017 when they spotted a large figure braced in a pine tree. “I ran into a Sasquatch — a Bigfoot. We were face to face,” Ackley told the San Bernardino Sun. Forest rangers insisted at the time that Ackley and her daughters had seen a bear, and Ackley fears that by not acknowledging the presence of the legendary creatures, the state is putting the public at risk. “People have to be warned about these things,” she said. “They are big.” INEXPLICABLE – Firefighter Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, 49, from Toronto, was the subject of a weeklong search by more than 250 people using drones, dogs and helicopters starting Feb. 7, when he disappeared from Whiteface Mountain ski resort in New York’s Adirondacks. When he finally turned up in California at the Sacramento International Airport on Feb. 13, he was still dressed in his ski pants and ski boots, and he still had his helmet, along with a new iPhone and a recent haircut. But, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Filippidis couldn’t tell officers anything about how he had traveled across the country, other than he rode in a “big-rig-style truck” and “slept a lot.” The truck dropped him off in downtown Sacramento, but he was unable to explain how he got to the airport. He was taken to an area hospital. COMPELLING EXPLANATION – A woman claiming to be on a mission from God led a Kentucky State Police trooper on a chase at speeds up to 120 mph on Feb. 10, stopping only when another trooper pulled in front of her car. According to the Elizabethtown (Kentucky) News-Enterprise, Connie Lynn Allen, 52, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, told officers that she was Mother Mary, en route to pick up Baby Jesus, and that God had given her permission to speed. She also said that she had died six years ago. She was charged with several offenses and is being held in Hardin County.

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AWESOME! – Staffers at a Bangor, Maine, day care called Watch Me Shine were happy to receive Valentine’s cookies made by a parent — until those who ate them started to feel high. “Within 15 minutes, teachers were reporting they had concerns about those cookies,” Tiffany Nowicki, director of the center, told the Bangor Daily News. About 12 staff members felt the effects of the treats, which were confiscated by the police and are being tested. “If they find something that shouldn’t be in those cookies,” Nowicki said, “that’s a big problem and we’ll make sure it’s addressed.” The day care has instituted a new policy that no outside food can be brought in for the children or staff.

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magine the internet just goes away tomorrow. Even worse, it disappears at the exact moment you’re about to share a strong opinion, a perfect joke, a clever recap. While you’re sitting there, phone in hand, about to furiously type “Kale is just collard greens that went to private school,” the Wi-Fi goes kaput. The cell service drops. The cataclysm of your choice shuts down social media and instantaneous self-publishing of all sorts. Where does your opinion and insight go now? Are you supposed to just stop people on the street and yell it at them? Back when rants and raves couldn’t just be blasted into the world with the tap of a thumb, expressing them to a wider audience required setting them down on paper. Then you had to paste that paper into some sort of layout, take it to a copy shop, duplicate it, collate it, fold it, staple it. You’d leave copies at record


who made them. The Independent certainly wouldn’t be the same. A new Missoula zine called Brine carries on the tradition of putting it on paper and passing it around. The latest issue, which came out in February, is cause for reflection on Missoula’s rich history of lo-fi self-publishing.

The 1990s Only one Missoula zine had the honor of being name-checked in the New Yorker: Shat Upon, the house organ of the storied Jay’s Upstairs music scene, circa 1990s. Publisher Andy Smetanka was thrilled when his zine,

which he published under the nom de zine “Rusty,” was mentioned in a story by William Finnegan, who recorded his time on the road with the Missoula band Sputniks. Twenty years later, with three yellowed newsprint issues of Shat Upon in front of him, he still sounds tickled. “That was a real high point. For any other reader of the New Yorker, it was just some passing blip of local color, or, ‘Oh, that’s quaint or funny,’ but for me, I was starstruck, like ‘Wow!’,” Smetanka says. “They even used a couple adjectives to describe it! That was great, that was very excit-

ing. Definitely its highest-profile appearance as far as I know.” Expansive in scope, Shat Upon covered Missoula’s underground bands, but also published lengthy stories about environmental activism and international travel, as well as shorter pieces that Smentanka, in retrospect, sees as precursors of today’s ever-present internet listicles, like “Weirdly Named Places in Wales that You Might Like to Visit” and “Hobbit Excuses for Being Late to Work.”

Zines of Production The not-so-secret history of Missoula’s self-publishers by Susan Elizabeth Shepard stores, bookstores and punk houses and maybe mail a few to friends. Congratulations, you just became a zine publisher. What zines lack in instant gratification, they gain in atmosphere and tactility. In contrast to the flattening effect of the web, where everything tends to look the same, zines embody the specific times and places of their creators’ ambitions. Whether it’s yellowing newsprint or copy paper smudged with toner from a hurried Kinko’s print job, a zine’s very existence is evidence that someone cared enough to create an object. As with many literary endeavors, Missoula has consistently produced more than its fair per capita share of notable zines, and many stalwarts of this city’s cultural scene cut their creative teeth in self-publishing. You could make a pretty strong case that Missoula wouldn’t be the city it is without its zines and the people

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Smetanka’s zine also gave a home to whimsical concepts like “The Shat Upon Two-Dimensional Museum of Minor Rock Relics,” which included photos and descriptions of ephemera, including a ball of pubic hairs from the Melvins’ King Buzzo and a leftover green onion from a meal that Jeff Ament had eaten. “It would have taken you a lot of effort 20 years ago to anthologize the weird variety of far-out information and oddball stuff that’s packed into a Shat Upon, but nowadays, that sort of stupidity, you can get in five minutes,” says Smetanka, who became the Indy’s calendar editor in 1999, and later its arts editor. Since then, Smetanka has gone on to storied achievements in the visual arts and filmmaking,

From 1996 to 2001, Randy Palmer published Spaghetti Dinner and Dancing, which contained passionate music coverage alongside Palmer’s writing about his personal interests. Palmer now lives in Coeur d’Alene. “In Missoula, only a handful of people knew that I published a zine. I was kind of shy about it in person, but I loved the anonymity of being a print personality,” Palmer writes in an email. “I usually put a few for sale at Ear Candy, and gave them to friends. I wrote for Shat Upon once and got insanely drunk at Andy’s Shat Upon wrap party.” The scene was so vibrant there was even an intra-city zine beef when an issue of the punk zine Aggro Scab took potshots at Smetanka and Shat Upon: “It’s

Zines on Stage On Friday, March 9, The Independent will celebrate local zine publishers with an evening of discussion, readings and zine exchanges. Many of the zinemakers in this story will be present, and some will have zines to trade or sell. The event is open to all ages. When: Friday, March 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. WHERE: The ZACC Basement, 235 N 1st St. W. WHAT: Missoula zines panel discussion at 7:30 PM. Participants include Debby Florence (Slumgullion), Tess Fahlgren and Halisia Hubbard (Brine the Zine), and Andy Smetanka (Shat Upon) Zine readings at 8:30 p.m. Featured readers include Ladypajama, Charley Macorn, Tess Fahlgren and Rashid Abdel Ghafur MORE ZINES: The ZACC Basement is also home to a zine library where some of the zines mentioned in this story can be read. The Zine and Small Press Collection at the University of Montana’s K. Ross Toole Archives contains a nearly complete run of Mumblage, among others.

and is currently working on a Missoula documentary, A Place Sort Of, that was partially funded through Kickstarter. One supporter reward is a Shat Upon anthology, so he anticipates revisiting the zine. “I’m not going to be able to do that without adding some 20-years-later commentary and some new content,” he says. “Next thing I know, I’m basically planning a new issue of Shat Upon.” The zine explosion of the ‘90s, spurred in part by the maturation of the ‘80s-born national DIY network, made a strong mark in Missoula. By 1996, local teenagers were well into the zine scene. Leif Fredrickson, younger brother of Indy arts editor Erika Fredrickson, wrote a story for Hellgate High School’s student newspaper about the newly created zine collection at UM’s Mansfield Library, and a pair of teenage sisters published a Riot Grrrl zine called Mad Gerl.

kind of a boring read, revolving around a pretentious group of friends … I would have enjoyed this zine more but it’s mainly a self-glorification of the Shat Upon’s editor, Rusty Smetanka … Oh well, nobody’s perfect, and neither is Shat Upon, it is actually quite far from it.” “There were some good-natured rivalries, and then some people for whom it was their sort of awkward way of introducing themselves,” Smetanka says. Shat Upon’s legacy includes early work from the Missoula diaspora currently populating Portland, Oregon. Carson Ellis, the illustrator responsible for the visual identity of her husband Colin Meloy’s band, the Decemberists, did some of her earliest work in the form of Shat Upon cover art. Smetanka says those covers might be the first thing Ellis did for publication aside from local show fliers,

and he quips that the original art is going to put his kids through college someday. Two other current Portland residents, Zach Dundas, editor of Portland Monthly (and featured in Finnegan’s New Yorker article as a member of the Sputniks), and Dan Engler, co-owner of Occidental Brewing, contributed to Smetanka’s zine, but before that, they published five issues of Mumblage and distributed them through record stores from Seattle to Boise to Portland. “We were triangulating the punk rock that we were into and our interest in magazines like Raygun, and we loved stuff like the Loompanics catalog, which is this insane publisher that put out all kinds of anarchist and libertarian literature,” Dundas says. “We were just basically into weird stuff, and Mumblage was supposed to be about all the weird stuff that we were into. And I think on that limited basis, we succeeded.” It also helped him land a job. “I got offered a job writing at the Independent parttime because Eric Johnson” — the Independent’s founding editor — “liked Mumblage … I’d kind of known him before, but that’s when he was like, ‘Hey, you should come write for the newspaper.’” His co-publisher, Engler, would later come on board at the Indy as production director. Zach’s brother and bandmate, Chad, also wrote for Mumblage and the Indy before going on to a career in sportswriting and fiction. The granddaddy of the ‘90s zine scene was Inner Muscle, from Josh Vanek, who still writes about music for the Indy. Vanek also started the Wäntage record label and the long-running Total Fest. He published Inner Muscle from “1994 or ‘95 to 1997,” he says. “I don’t know that there was a ton of foresight. Mostly we were interested in getting free music to review and covering bands we liked.” It didn’t take long for Inner Muscle to make friends and enemies. The latter included Tim Bierman, who has managed Pearl Jam’s fan club for the last 20 years, and at the time worked at Rockin’ Rudy’s. “I think our first issue, I put a bunch of free copies of this 7” compilation that I put out, and there was a piece in there about Tim Bierman’s band,” Vanek says. “He had this not very good band and we sort of disrespected them. They always would find their way onto opening slots, this bad band, so in our first issue we said they stank.” That went over so well that Bierman threw Rockin Rudy’s delivery of that issue, compilation and all, into the dumpster, Vanek says. Like Smetanka, Vanek is glad to have the record of the era. “I like the idea of having some kind of product to show for that time. I’m kind of proud generally of it, although some of it you sort of look at 25 years later and think what an idiot you were.”

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“It would have taken you a lot of effort 20 years ago to anthologize the weird variety of far-out information and oddball stuff that’s packed into a Shat Upon, but nowadays, that sort of stupidity, you can get in five minutes.” But maybe more important than the record of an era was the example Inner Muscle provided. “I started seeing it around and got to know Josh before there was a Shat Upon,” says Smetanka, who later published a split issue of Shat Upon with Inner Muscle. “He was kind of a paladin like that, in that he took the

“Actually doing” is the animating spirit that continues through Missoula’s zine scene, filtered through the refusal to bother navigating professional channels and an insistence on creating exactly what you want to see.

Mad Gerl, a Missoula Riot Grrrl zine from 1996.

kind of ideas that, for a lot of us in the ‘90s, we would have had over a few beers, and having the idea and riffing on it was better than actually trying to do it. Josh was actually doing those sorts of things, putting out records and putting out zines, so that was inspiring.”

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The 2000s The indie culture boom of the ‘90s had subsided by the time Debby Florence came to Missoula from Minneapolis. “[Zines were] a normal part of my personal subculture, and then I moved here and no-

body was doing any of that stuff,” Florence says. “I just did it on my own, and I had a blog, and I would mail my zines to people.” Then one day she saw a flier for the Missoula Free School. “I got really excited because it was like the first sign of anything radical happening here that I had noticed,” Florence says. “So I got ahold of them and asked if I could teach a zine class. And like 20 people showed up to it.” Florence went on to start Slumgullion, a zine and publishing collaborative that had a long reach in Missoula. It began as a student organization at the University of Montana and became a founding tenant in the ZACC. Florence taught classes, published a Slumgullion zine, started a zine library at the ZACC and pedaled a mobile zine cart around town behind a bicycle. Basically anything that could be done with a zine, Florence did it, and taught other people how to do it, too. One attendee of Florence’s zine class was an artist and writer known as Ladypajama, at the time a journalism student at the university who had published an underground newspaper while attending Hamilton High School. “We would get in trouble for making mockeries of things,” Ladypajama says. “There were multiple times we got threatened to be expelled. That would have been our dream come true if we did!” When a friend returned from the East Coast with an issue of Real Life Diary of a Boy, Ladypajama discovered the world of personal zines, in which the primary topic is the zinemaker. “That’s my favorite kind of zine … and that’s the kind of zine I make,” she says. Ladypajama says Florence’s Free School class gave her the confidence to make her own zine, which she began publishing regularly after moving away from Missoula in 2006, to keep her friends up to speed on her life. Twelve years later, Ladypajama continues to publish Blah Blah Blah every month, a consistency unusual in the zine world, which she credits to the pressure created by her decision to sell pre-paid subscriptions. The obligation to make sure subscribers get what they paid for means that she can’t just wait for inspiration.

“I have to make it every month, and it doesn’t matter what the content is,” she says. “The one thing journalism school did for me was instill deadlines. I have put out some terrible zines because the deadline was here, so I literally Sharpied on paper, “I have no motivation at all! Here is a zine.” More often, Blah Blah Blah contains a detailed vignette, or notes on being a mother, or whatever else she’s thinking about. The Slumgullion collective tended toward artistic and poetic endeavors, as opposed to the music-focused zines of the ‘90s, and included contributions from visual artists Courtney Blazon and Theo Ellsworth, who would go on to careers in art and illustration. Ellsworth has published a number of art zines, and illustrated the poster for this year’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Blazon is the only artist who’s knocked Monte Dolack out of the top spot in the Indy’s Best of Missoula in the last five years, taking the top spot in 2016. And all along, other local zinemakers continued to take the scene as their subject. A 2006 zine called Afterbirth positioned itself as a publication for “mostly the people you see at local punk and hardcore shows — the demographic that most of the Missoula literati and company would like to believe doesn’t exist.” In the time-honored tradition of DIY zines everywhere, Afterbirth, whose publisher was listed as “Chuck Fuctarded,” positioned itself as an alternative to whatever publication was inexplicably ignoring its interests. In Afterbirth’s case, that was a certain local alternative weekly, of which it wrote: “Every week in the Independent we see another review of another endearingly bohemian art rock band that is just as boring as the one they reviewed last week.”

Today On a chilly evening in February, a small group of arty Missoulians gathered at Ceretana, the Westside studio collective. The occasion was a First Friday Zine Workshop commemorating Rashid Abdel Ghafur’s 37th birthday and the concurrent release of the 37th issue of the zine he co-publishes with Julie Tompkins. Olgoi Khorkhoi (the name is a colloquialism for Mongolian Death Worm, a Gobi desert cryptid that resembles the sandworms of Dune) that’s been coming out every two months since publication began in 2012. Abdel Ghafur had been writing a dystopian science fiction novel and had considered self-publishing it as a book, but found the printing cost-prohibitive. Instead, he decided to serialize it as a zine.

Abdel Ghafur also plays music in the black-metal band Zebulon Kosted and is a visual artist, and one microscopic studio in Ceretana had his artwork on display. The rest of the common space was given over to socializing. Threadbare rugs covered the floor, and several young people sat on a couch, cutting, pasting and drawing. Two low coffee tables were pushed together, topped with baskets of magazines to cannibalize for content. There was no instruction, just communal cutting and pasting. Missoula musician and artist Nora Justice had brought along some treasures: a 1937 copy of Nature that everyone was invited to clip from, and a beautiful color-cover pamphlet made by Deer Lodge prisoners in the ‘60s — a true small-press rarity. The next morning, a sunny Saturday, the co-publishers of Brine the Zine are at Clyde Coffee, paging through their first issue and talking about their contributors. Each story pairs a writer and an artist. Brine is a generalist’s zine containing horoscopes, recipes, personal narratives and interviews. Co-publishers Tess Fahlgren and Halisia Hubbard met and became friends in a ceramics class a few years ago. Last October, they put out the first issue of Brine, and a second last month. Fahlgren and Hubbard can’t help but pick at the little errors that went unnoticed in editing, like a misspelled word, and their failure to include an email address for contact information, but they say that didn’t stop people from reaching out after publication. “When it first came out, I would get random stuff from random people, but it’s been a while since that came out,” Fahlgren says. “And really, there’s not that many strangers left in Missoula.” Not many, but not none. As small as Missoula is, Fahlgren and Hubbard hadn’t known about the previous night’s zine workshop, and were excited to hear about it. Before Brine, Hubbard had been putting out a personal zine called Latterly. Hubbard used Latterly to keep in touch with friends during a time when she was too busy to socialize. “It was kind of hard to keep the momentum,” Hubbard says. “And then I had this dream to do a collaborative magazine-style zine, and I told Tess, kind of in passing, and she was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ Then all of a sudden it wasn’t a joke anymore and we had to make it.” Both Fahlgren and Hubbard have writing and art backgrounds. Fahlgren has a English degree with an art minor from UM, and Hubbard is double-majoring in journalism and fine art. They say they want Brine to be a celebration of Missoula cre-

“There’s a lot of smart, ambitious, interesting people in a city that doesn’t have a commercial media infrastructure that’s very big, and so there’s a lot of having to create it yourself.” ators in a time when people may not feel like celebrating. “It’s a nice outlet when there’s so much shit in the world. We don’t want politics [in Brine],” Fahlgren says. “That’s kind of what our name represents, too — turning salt into something more productive,” Hubbard says. Brine’s publishers have the luxury of working in the internet age, and they aren’t opposed to putting their content online. But they also want their zine to function as a physical artifact of the Missoula they know right now. Fahlgren says it’s important to them to produce something both they and their contributors can take pride in, now and in the future. “I want it to be really good. We take it really seriously,” Fahlgren says. “And that’s not something I just want to allow to disappear.” Which points to one of the key appeals of zines: Unlike a website, where content can be lost to a redesign or the abandonment of a domain, zines can’t be deleted. And they’ll always reflect the conditions of their making. Zines embody context that’s stripped away by the internet, where a story can travel far beyond its origins. Zines have to be taken as a whole, with the feel of paper and physical imperfections making it clear that the product passed through human hands. They also make for natural collectors items, and as long as zines have been around, zine enthusiasts have compiled them into personal libraries and local collections like the one in the ZACC basement, or institutional archives like the one at the Mansfield Library. The very thing that gives a zine its archival value — its existence on paper — inevitably limits its audience, and that sense of scarcity and physicality makes for a satisfying moment when a zine publisher holds her finished product in hand. Fahlgren and Hubbard laugh remembering the scramble to print the first issue of Brine. It turns out that advances in desktop publishing haven’t made booklet sequencing any more intuitive now than it was 20 years ago, and when they went to print copies for Brine’s first release

party, they discovered the pages weren’t in the right order. Hubbard had to make some very-last-minute adjustments. “The Kaimin was there and took a photo of us as we saw our stuff printed out on the page for the first time, and this is like a real photo of us being excited,” Hubbard remembers. “It was pretty emotional!”

identity — so distant from coastal media and attention, isn’t built on the drive to embody personal passions using whatever tools are at hand. “I think the combination of education and boredom is a powerful one. That was definitely part of the story in [the 1990s], and I imagine it still is,” Dundas says. “There’s a lot of smart, am-

The first issue of Zach Dundas and Dan Engler’s zine Mumblage.

Also satisfying was the response. “We decided to do a release party. We didn’t know if anyone was going to show up,” Hubbard says. “And like 50 people showed up!” One attendee approached Hubbard to tell her, “This is what Missoula’s all about.” Maybe not all about, but it would be hard to argue that Missoula’s creative

bitious, interesting people in a city that doesn’t have a commercial media infrastructure that’s very big, and so there’s a lot of having to create it yourself.” If the internet goes down tomorrow, that necessity, and that opportunity, will be alive and well in Missoula. • March 8–March 15, 2018 [17]


Bridging the gap Queer Eye is only masquerading as a makeover show — and that’s why it’s amazing by Sarah Aswell

During the first episode of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness is chatting with “straight guy” Tom as they head toward a barber chair. Van Ness looks like a Fabio for our age, and Tom looks like if Santa Claus moved to Georgia and didn’t engage in selfcare for 25 years. “Do you want to grow your beard out a little bit?” Van Ness asks. “Yes, I want a ZZ Top beard,” says Tom. “Word!” Van Ness says, before teaching Tom how to moisturize and shape his outrageous facial hair. It’s a major moment of dissonance for anyone who’s ever watched a makeover show. Any observant reality television viewer knows that for a sufficiently shocking makeover transformation, the beard must go. And while they’re at it, those shorts should be replaced with a tie and suit. In addition, the show should wrap with a monologue from Tom about how he’s realized the error of his ways. He’s ready to stop looking like a slob, and ready to look like a man. Also in a traditional makeover show, his loved ones would watch him walk into the room for the first time, and say, crying, “I hardly recognized you!” Well, Queer Eye is a makeover show in structure only. It’s really, as the Fab Five quip, a make-better show. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy originally aired in 2003, just five years after Ellen came out on television and a solid 12 years before same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. The original series strived to bridge the gap between gay people and straight people by having five pretty stereotypical queer men make over pretty stereotypical straight men. The gay men were helpful, the straight men would see that their new hipper look could land them some chicks, and any heavy political questions were brushed aside. The original was a good show, but the reboot is a great show. Gone are the small insults and condescending tsk-tsking that come with makeover shows — the segments where the subject is ridiculed, even if gently and lovingly, and educated about how things are supposed to be. In their place are seg-

Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye features Karamo Brown, center, and Bobby Berk, right.

ments in which the Fab Five get to know the person and figure out how to make them happier and more comfortable in their own homes, in their own bodies, in their own lives. Let’s say that again: The Fab Five make the makeover subjects — not their family and friends — happier and more comfortable. Queer people are particularly qualified to teach these lessons because there’s at least one thing that all queer people have in common: They’ve had to discover for themselves who they are without the benefit of seeing themselves reflected in their parents’ relationship or seeing themselves on television or seeing themselves in their peers. In fact, if anything, they’ve had to find comfort and happiness and self-acceptance despite a tide of outside hate and misunderstanding and isolation. They’ve clawed through the process of self-love and self-confidence by themselves — and now they’re going to claw a tunnel for the men on this show. Hair

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products and button-ups and dip recipes may be the props, but this is serious stuff. Here’s another moment: During the episode when the team makes over Cory, a NASCAR-loving police officer in the Atlanta suburbs, you might expect that the Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter national debate would be kept quiet for the sake of feelgood television. Instead, it’s met head on, the audience forced to survive through some very uncomfortable moments between Cory and culture expert Karamo Brown (who is African-American and also one of the Fab Five standouts). In one scene, in which Cory and Karamo are — almost surely purposefully — on a long car ride together, Karamo approaches the issue unblinkingly, and with a level of compassion that borders on holy. Cory then wows us by responding in kind, with an open heart and mind. It’s the dialogue that the entire country has been yearning for, for years, even as we initially squirm while watching it. Especially with a queer person who has

the patience, experience and emotional bandwidth, these conversations appear to accomplish more than the collective Thanksgiving dinner debates and Facebook threads ever have. More than that, the group doesn’t try to change Cory, they just elevate him. They carefully preserve his wild style and bombastic personality. They even sincerely try to understand the allure of NASCAR — pointing out (and hinting at a deeper lesson) that they are too ignorant of the sport to judge it. As in so many of the episodes, Cory’s ends with tear-jerking thank yous in which five men tell one man that they see him. That he is a good person. That he is loved. That he’s doing enough. It’s a makeover show that isn’t so much about creating beauty as it is about recognizing beauty. As such, it’s also a show that goes for toxic masculinity’s jugular, most notably the concepts that men should be utterly self-reliant and without emotion or flair. This show is not about forcing peach linen slacks onto a firefighter, it’s about

emotionally supporting the firefighter for a few days until the firefighter reveals what he really wants to wear, but has never had the confidence or freedom to. In the first minutes of the season premiere, one of the Fab Five says, “The original show was fighting for tolerance. We’re fighting for acceptance.” When you hear it for the first time, before you’ve seen the series, it seems obvious that the statement (and the show) is about hetero society finally, fully accepting gay people for who they are. But as the credits roll on the season’s final episode, the double meaning of the words is crystal clear: The “other” acceptance they are fighting for is self-acceptance. For men to accept themselves for who they are. For everyone to accept their feminine sides, joyfully and without fear, no matter their sexuality. After all, accepting ourselves, one by one, is the only way we’ll ever be able to achieve accepting everybody else.


Changing course Jamie Aaron Aux lets go on Close the Circle by Erika Fredrickson

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Jamie Aaron Aux returns to Missoula to play songs from her latest album.

When Jamie Aaron Aux came through Missoula in 2005, she was touring on a solo album called A Familiar Assortment of Demons and Dreams released under the moniker Henkensiefken. The music was striking: mathy riffing, stoner rock tones and bewitching vocals, all of it oscillating between blistering and placid. Demons and Dreams also showcased her tough-as-nails lyrics, as on “Orange Aurora Sky,� where she sings, “A battle axe and a bunch of maps / there ain’t a time that I don’t have my own back.� That lone-wolf, can-do attitude is how Aux has rolled for more than a decade now, a one-woman machine who’s made it her mission to know the ins and outs of her craft — composition, equipment, touring — on her own terms. “I wanted to defeat sexism,� Aux says. “I was like, ‘I can do this. I’m a woman and I can record everything and I can play all the guitar stuff — I can do it all.’� It’s not as though Aux has been completely solitary. She’s played in her fair share of bands, including Missoula’s the Pleasure while she attended the University of Montana in the early 2000s, and H is for Hellgate, a band she started after moving to Seattle in 2003. In recent years, she’s played in an electronic side project with Jenn Champion (aka “S�) of Carissa’s Wierd, and she filled in on bass for El Paso’s Le Butcherettes during that band’s U.S./Canada tour. That stint was an adventure, Aux says. She shared the stage with frontwoman Teri Gender Bender, who’s known for provocative live shows featuring props (a bloody pig’s head, for instance). During Aux’s time with the band, she got to spend time with the Mars Volta and At The DriveIn, and open for the Melvins and Faith No More. But Aux’s solo projects have been her passion,

and hers alone. That’s why her most recent record, Close the Circle, featuring several guest musicians, feels like a turning point. “I’ve proved I can do it all myself,� Aux says. “And now I feel a little more open to collaboration.� Close the Circle has a lot of sonic similarities to the garage rock, psychedelia and angular guitar on Aux’s past records. But the songwriting is tighter, and Aux has added some moody electronic stylings, which provide a desert-rock feel wellsuited to solo cross-country road trips when the sun sets and the mind turns inward. It’s still very much an Aux record, but it was mixed by Chris Common (of Le Butcherettes and These Arms Are Snakes), and the musical burden is shared with guest drummers and vocalists. “I still did a lot of it myself, because it’s just kind of how I work,� Aux says. “But having a few other people give performances on the record — it was a nice element that was definitely a new thing for me.� Aux is letting go even more now, having just moved from her longtime home in Seattle to Brooklyn. And she’s decided to shift her focus to new pursuits, including photography, furnituremaking and mixed-martial arts. What remains consistent is her ever-present desire to master new skills. As for music, she’ll see what happens. “I want it to be a little more organic,� she says. “I want to have those musical opportunities present themselves to me, instead of always chasing them down.� Jamie Aaron Aux plays the Union Hall Fri., March 9, at 8 PM, with Magpies and Ratbath. Cover TBA.

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It requires skill for artists to mix sadness, lone- he is Mexican rather than Indian, because Mexicans liness and despair with equal measures of humor have a better reputation for being gritty fighters. and compassion, and arrive at something beautiful. Horace/Hector has some success as an amateur, When anyone — whether novelist, musician or film- and quickly turns pro. Forced to navigate a world maker — pulls it off, even the melancholy in a work of shady boxing events, promoters and trainers, can be strangely uplifting. Oregon writer Willy largely on his own, he struggles to find his way. Vlautin is quietly making a career in mastering this Meanwhile Mr. Reese is encountering diffikind of storytelling. The truth is evident in Don’t culties of his own. He worries about Horace and Skip Out On Me, his fifth and latest novel. wishes the young man would return to take over Vlautin first began telling stories through the ranch. Reese’s wife seems to battle chronic songs. He played music as a teenager growing up depression, which also complicates his life. Fiin Reno, Nevada. In 1994, he founded the Portland- nally, he can’t find ranch help nearly as reliable based band Richmond Fontaine, his raw, delicate and conscientious as Horace, and worries about voice a perfect vehicle for sharing the lives of the his own ranching future. All the men of his genlovelorn and disenfranchised people who inhab- eration have gotten out of the business, either ited the world around him. He published his first through retirement or selling out. It isn’t a path novel, The Motel Life, in 2006. In Reese wants to take. interviews, Vlautin has said his As Vlautin weaves his story, books were born as a result of certhe lives of these two men are, for tain characters from his songs capbetter or worse, irrevocably interturing his attention so deeply that twined. he had to expand on their lives One sees names like John with prose. Steinbeck and Raymond Carver Don’t Skip Out On Me focuses thrown around frequently when on two men. There’s 21-year-old Willy Vlautin’s writing is discussed. Horace Hopper who works on a Those aren’t inaccurate comparsheep ranch in Nevada and wants isons, but they are a disservice to to become a boxing champion. He Vlautin’s own distinct voice. He is half-Indian (the product of a writes in similar spare, clean prose Paiute father and an Irish mother), and features characters who would small and slight, with delicate fea- Don’t Skip Out On Me not be unrecognizable to either of tures and long black hair. He is a the literary heavyweights menWilly Vlautin hardcover, hard worker, confident and gentle tioned, but Vlautin is doing his own Harper Perennial in handling livestock. We know this thing. His people go about their 304 pages, $22.99 because when we first meet him he lives relatively invisible and unnois taking horses and supplies up ticed to the rest of us, and he haninto the mountains to check on the pair of shep- dles the telling of their stories with a depth and herds overseeing the sheep ranging there. The compassion that must be learned firsthand by living shepherds, cousins who barely speak English — or a similar life. And Vlautin has done that — scrabnot at all — have had a falling out that Horace must bling for musical gigs and working dead-end jobs correct. He handles the conflict with a calm, pa- while most writers his age were extending their actience and compassion beyond his years. ademic careers. Tiny details, like the sharing of Mr. Reese, the other main character, is the meals, reveal some of the multiple ways that people owner of the ranch where Horace works. He is an show their love for one another without actually old man, and problems with his back have made it saying so. Mr. Reese’s love and concern for the nearly impossible for him to manage the ranch on troubled Horace Hopper is beautiful: His struggle his own. He is also something of a father figure to to rescue the young man is at odds with the idea Horace. He and his wife, Louise, took the young that Horace must also be allowed to find his own man in after he was abandoned by his mother. way. Don’t Skip Out On Me is a poignant, sad and Horace leaves Nevada for Tucson, Arizona, to deeply moving book. I don’t expect to read a better begin his boxing career. He finds a job working at novel this year. a used tire shop. At the Eleventh Street Gym, he Willy Vlautin reads from Don’t Skip Out On meets with Alberto Ruiz, who reluctantly agrees to Me at Shakespeare & Co. Wed., March 14, at 7 PM. become his trainer. Horace changes his name to Hector Hidalgo because he wants people to think


Guilty pleasure Red Sparrow offers a disgusting allure by Molly Laich

Jennifer Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow.

Red Sparrow, the highly marketed, critically panned, “Russian” espionage thriller is my favorite movie of 2018. That might be a career-ending statement, but in my defense, it’s barely March; the competition is not fierce. Jennifer Lawrence stars as prima ballerina Dominika Egorova turned international spy. The film, adapted from former CIA agent Jason Matthews’ novel with a script by Justin Haythe, reunites Lawrence with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence. (Big names like Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher were at one time attached to the project. Imagine that.) In the opening sequence, we see Lawrence’s exquisite body double (Isabella Boylston) dance what proves be her last performance before her partner “accidentally” (it was no accident!) breaks her leg on stage. Enter Dominika’s creepy uncle (Matthias Schoenaerts), who swiftly pushes his niece to join an elite group of what are essentially sex slaves (the titular “red sparrows”), trained in the art of intelligence gathering via seduction, or else they’ll shoot her in the head and her vaguely sick mother will die and who will pay for her apartment, and so on. The movie spends an obscene amount of time convincing us how little choice Dominika has with regard to the onslaught of horrific things that happen to her, and herein lies the major problem. Throughout the film’s egregious two-hour and 19-minute running time, we will see Dominika full-on raped, almost raped, tortured and twice splattered in blood. At “whore school” (that’s not me, that’s what the movie calls it) Dominika and other students are made to perform vile sexual acts in front of the class to show their dedication to Mother Russia. The classroom scenes look and feel like The Hunger Games with a YA reading level to match, made all the more discordant by the movie’s hard-R themes. And then, get ready for this:

Lawrence shows her breasts in the most clinical, unsexy way imaginable, while spreading her legs wide open with nothing but a petrified fellow classmate blocking our view. Red Sparrow’s absurd dedication to fake accents and its cartoonish depiction of Cold War Soviet politics has a cunning way of getting American audiences off the hook by doing all the disrobing for us. But make no mistake: This is puritan, American sexuality in cinema at its worst. The first half of Red Sparrow is so distinctly terrible, revolting and kind of boring that it’s almost mean of me to recommend the movie — but hear me out. In the second half, we get a relatively by-the-numbers espionage thriller, but with a lot more finesse and style than I think other critics have given it credit for. Inexplicably, the bad stuff fascinates me, but beyond that, the story really picks up steam once Joel Edgerton arrives as American CIA operative Nate Nash. His story is intercut with Dominika’s from the beginning, but it only matters once Edgerton and Lawrence are pitted against each other. Ostensibly, both are grifting the other in service of their country, but are they also falling in love? On the subject of chemistry: I would say they have a lot of it, whereas other critics have said they have “zero.” Are these and other questions like it wholly subjective? Is my profession a fraud? Even when Lawrence finally has consensual sex for the first time in the movie (and well past the halfway point), she performs it with a strange, misplaced stoicism, as though Mother Russia still has a gun to her head. And yes, I feel disgusting and guilty, but also duty-bound to tell you: I found the whole thing irrepressibly thrilling. Red Sparrow continues at the AMC 12. • March 8–March 15, 2018 [21]



MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (2012) Director Ava DuVernay made a splash with this indie hit about a bright medical student who sets aside her dream when her husband is incarcerated. Rated R. Stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick and Edwina Findley. Playing Thu., March 8 at 7 PM at the Roxy.

GRINGO All he has to do is take a trip to Mexico to retrieve the formula for a new hi-tech cannabis pill for his corporate overlords. What could possible go wrong? I’m glad we’ve reached a point as a culture where we can Maguffin-ize legal weed. Rated R. Stars David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton. Playing at the Southgate 9.

OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS B The second block of short documentaries going for the gold include films about the opioid crisis and a restaurant staffed by former inmates. Playing Thu., March 8 at 4:15 PM at the Roxy.

THE HURRICANE HEIST The creator of the Fast and Furious films keeps spinning his wheels with this story of a team of tech hackers who plan to rob a U.S. mint facility and use a Category 5 hurricane to cover their tracks. Rated PG-13. Stars Maggie Grace, Toby Kebbell and Ryan Kwanten. Playing at the Pharaohplex and the Southgate 9. LOVE, SIMON The creator of Riverdale tells the story of a closeted gay teenager balancing his friends, family and the blackmailer threatening to out him to the entire school. Rated PG-13. Stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford and Jennifer Garner. Playing at the Southgate 9.

“You're getting a Final Fantasy haircut, and you're getting a Final Fantasy haircut, and you're getting a Final Fantasy haircut!” Oprah stars in A Wrinkle in Time, opening at the AMC 12 and the Pharoahplex.

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT It took them 10 years, but we’re finally getting a sequel to the 2008 home invasion horror classic without any of the original cast. I’m so mad I could put on a doll mask and kill someone! Rated R. Stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson and Lea Enslin. Playing at the AMC 12.

BLACK PANTHER After making 10 movies starring white guys named Chris, Marvel Studios finally gives the king of Wakanda his own feature film. Black Panther must prevent a Shakespearian coup from kicking off a new world war. Rated PG-13. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex.

THOROUGHBREDS The best part about reconnecting with your childhood friend is having someone to watch your back while you attempt to murder your stepfather. Not Rated. Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke and Anton Yelchin in his final performance. Playing at the Roxy.

BRICK (2005) Before setting global box office records with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson reinvented the noir genre with this gritty crime story. Rated R. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emilie de Ravin and Richard Roundtree. Playing Thu., March 15 at 7 PM at the Roxy.

A WRINKLE IN TIME Based on the classic book of the same name, a trio of children band together with astral travelers to save an astrophysicist from a universe-spanning evil. Rated PG. Stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex.

THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984) Oh, Angela Lansbury, what big eyes you have! A fairy tale, a family pet and an awkward wedding intersect in this horrific tale that proves that the worst kind of wolves are the ones who are hairy on the inside. Rated R. Also stars Sarah Patterson and David Warner. Playing Fri., March 9 at 9 PM at the Roxy.


DEATH WISH Time to spin the wheel of pointless remakes! The director of Hostel teams up with Bruce Willis to update the 1974 Charles Bronson rape-revenge flick that spawned four dreadful sequels. Just what everyone has been waiting for! Rated R. Also stars Vincent D’Onofrio and Elizabeth Shue. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Southgate 9.

THE 15:17 TO PARIS Clint Eastwood’s new film recounts the true story of the 2015 Thalys train attack, and the three Americans who put themselves in danger to save the lives of strangers. Rated PG-13. Stars several people playing themselves, as well as Tony Hale and Jaleel White. Wait, you’re telling me Urkel is in this movie? Is Eastwood okay? Has he been yelling at empty chairs again? Playing at the Southgate 9. ANNIHILATION It’s already killed soldiers and explorers. Now a team of biologists, anthropologists and zoologists trek into a death zone to find out what’s behind all the murder. As it’s from the writer of 28 Days Later, Dredd and Ex Machina, I’m guess it’s nothing good. Rated R. Stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Pharaohplex.

EVERY DAY A shy 16-year-old girl falls in love with “A”, a wandering soul that possesses a different body every morning, living an entirely different life every day. Sounds like someone needs an old priest and a young priest. Rated PG-13. Stars Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan and Lucas Jade Zumann. Playing at the AMC 12. FESTIVAL EXPRESS (2003) In the summer of 1970, the Grateful Dead, Janis

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Joplin, The Band and a half-dozen other legends hopped aboard a train for a musical tour across Canada. Now the behind-the-scenes footage in this documentary reveals what we expected: rock stars are real weirdos. Rated R. Directed by Bob Smeaton. Playing Thu., March 15 at 7:30 PM at the Roxy. FIFTY SHADES FREED Ana and Christian Grey explore new levels of masochism, which are nothing compared to the levels exhibited by fans of this franchise. Rated R. Stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and that unmistakeable hankerin’ for a spankin’. Playing at the Southgate 9. GAME NIGHT A competitive couple’s weekly board game gettogether becomes the scene of a real-life murder mystery. Was it Colonel Mustard? I never trusted that guy. Rated R. Stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams and Billy Magnussen. Playing at the AMC 12, the Southgate 9 and the Pharaohplex. GHOST WORLD (2001) A misanthropic high school grad forms a relationship with a middle-aged record collector in this adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel. Rated R. Stars Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi. Playing Sat., March 10 at 7 PM at the Roxy. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN P.T. Barnum might be best known for coining the phrase “there’s a sucker born every minute,” but the life of the famed circus founder still has a few surprises up its sleeve. Rated PG. Stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya. Showing at the Southgate 9. I, TONYA Did you know figure skater Tonya Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition? Of course not. We all remember her from the wildest scandal in sports history instead. Rated R. Stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Academy Award-winner Allison Janney. Playing at the Roxy.

PETER RABBIT Beatrix Potter’s beloved bunny makes the hop from children’s books to the big screen as a fasttalking, twerking jerk who throws all-night ragers in Mr. McGregor’s house. Rated PG. Featuring James Corden, Sam Neill and the realization that no one at Sony knows how to read. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Pharoahplex. RANGO A sheltered chameleon’s journey of discovery hits a hiccup when he’s named a small town’s new sheriff. Rated PG. Featuring the voices of Johnny Deep, Isla Fisher and Ned Beatty and a bunch of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas references that your kids are just going to love. Playing Sat. March 10 at 2 PM at the Roxy. RED SPARROW She’s trained for years to be a deadly and sexy assassin. But will she give it all up for hunky Joel Edgerton? It’s kind of embarrassing that 20th Century Fox made a Black Widow movie before Marvel did. Rated R. Also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Irons. Playing at the AMC 12 and the Southgate 9. (See Film) THE SHAPE OF WATER Did you ever watch Creature from the Black Lagoon and think to yourself, dang, I wanna have sex with that? Guillermo del Toro did, apparently, and now he has an Oscar. What a world. Rated R. Stars Sally “Paddington” Hawkins, Doug Jones (not that one) and Michael “Pottersville” Shannon. Playing at the Roxy and the AMC 12. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Months after her daughter’s unsolved murder, a mom erected three signs to make sure the cops heard her. Burma-Shave. Rated R. Stars Academy Award-winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. Playing at the Pharaohplex. THREE COLORS: WHITE (1994) The second part of director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy follows a hapless hairdresser who is sued for divorce and framed for arson before embarking on an elaborate revenge plot. Not Rated. Stars Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy and Jerzy Stuhr. Playing Mon., March 12 at 7 PM at the Roxy. Capsule reviews by Charley Macorn. Planning your outing to the cinema? Get up-todate listings and film times at, and to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities.


Penne with spicy bechamel by Gabi Moskowitz


My relationship with jalapeños, Asian chilies, Sriracha, hot sauce and all other things spicy is not unlike that of many women with prototypical “bad boys”: I want them, badly. I beg for them, swearing up and down that I can handle their intensity — that this time it will be different. My head says “No!” but my body says “Yes! Yes! Yes!” I manage, time after time, to forget that my over-exuberance has left me burned in the past. Burned and crying on the kitchen floor, begging for a glass of milk. Clearly, there is a balance I’ve been unable to strike consistently — a way in which I can have my jalapeño and eat it, too. I think this pasta recipe is a great first step: A creamy bechamel sauce featuring a healthy amount of finely chopped green jalapeño and red onion ensures that the spiciness is kept in check, both because of the spice-calming dairy and because the jalapeños are cooked twice (once when the sauce is made and then again in the oven), taming their bite just enough, but not too much. This pasta dish is the culinary equivalent of a nice Jewish doctor… who happens to ride a motorcycle. Serves 2-4 Ingredients 8 oz. penne pasta 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 red onion, very finely chopped

1 green jalapeño, very finely chopped 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole milk or half-and-half 1/8 cup grated Parmesan salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeño and cook for 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent and mixture is very fragrant. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir with a whisk. Slowly pour in the milk or half-and-half, whisking constantly, forming a creamy sauce. Stir in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss pasta with the sauce and divide between 2-3 ramekins or heat-proof bowls (or 1 large baking dish). Bake for 12-15 minutes. Place under broiler briefly if desired for an extra-bubbly top. BrokeAss Gourmet caters to folks who want to live the high life on the cheap, with delicious recipes that are always under $20. Gabi Moskowitz is the blog’s editor in chief and author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook and Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious Unexpected Recipes. • March 8–March 15, 2018 [23]


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Bernice’s Bakery 190 S Third St W 728-135 A Missoula gem since 1978, serving lunch seven days a week from 11 - 4pm. Daily menu includes scratch-made soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Bernice’s is also known for scrumptuous desserts including cupcakes, pastries, cookies, specialty cakes and the best coffe in town. Treat yourself to a bag of Bernice’s signature blend . . . locally roasted with love. Open 6am - 8pm daily. Find us out on FaceBook, Instagram or visit our website at $-$$ Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced bee-ga) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$ Bridge Pizza 600 S Higgins Ave. 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drivethru, & delivery. Open everyday 11am 10:30pm. $-$$ Burns Street Bistro 1500 Burns St. 543-0719 We cook the freshest local ingredients as a matter of pride. Our relationship with local farmers, ranchers and other businesses allows us to bring quality, scratch cooking and fresh-brewed Black Coffee Roasting Co. coffee and espresso to Missoula’s Historic Westside neighborhood. Handmade breads & pastries, soups, salads & sandwiches change with the seasons, but our commitment to delicious food does not. Mon-Fri 7am - 2pm. Sat/Sun Brunch 9am - 2pm. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins 728-8780 Celebrating 45 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $

Chameleon Mobile Kitchen 1616 S 3rd St W (through May) 8340 Hwy 200 E (June-Sept) 214-1372 Our menu features slow-roasted meats and fresh seasonal veggies paired with diverse sauces and salsas made from scratch. Tacos, burritos, hot sandwiches, bowls and pasta. We also offer daily specials, seasonal drinks, and housebaked goods. We are fully equipped and selfcontained for on-site public and private events and offer drop-off catering. Call ahead for pickup. Online menu available on Google Maps. Mon-Thurs 11:30 am - 9 pm. Fri-Sat 11:30 am 11 pm. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery in the greater Missoula area. We also offer custom catering!...everything from gourmet appetizers to all of our menu items. $$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West 541-FOOD The GFS Deli features made-to-order sandwiches, Fire Deck pizza & calzones, rice & noodle wok bowls, an awardwinning salad bar, an olive & antipasto bar and a self-serve hot bar offering a variety of housemade breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées. A seasonally-changing selection of deli salads and rotisserie-roasted chickens are also available. Locally-roasted coffee/espresso drinks and an extensive fresh juice and smoothie menu complement bakery goods from the GFS ovens and Missoula’s favorite bakeries. Indoor and patio seating. Open every day 7am-10pm. $-$$ Grizzly Liquor 110 W Spruce St. 549-7723 Voted Missoula’s Best Liquor Store! Largest selection of spirits in the Northwest, including all Montana micro-distilleries. Your headquarters for unique spirits and wines! Free customer parking. Open Monday-Saturday 9-7:30. $$$$ Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins • 541-4622 Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula’s best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. MC/V $-$$

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[dish] Iza 529 S. Higgins 830-3237 Local Asian cuisine feature SE Asian, Japanese, Korean and Indian dishes. Gluten Free and Vegetarian no problem. Full Beer, Wine, Sake and Tea menu. We have scratch made bubble teas. Come in for lunch, dinner, drinks or just a pot of awesome tea. Open Mon-Fri: Lunch 11:303pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Dinner M-Sat 3pmclose. $-$$ Missoula Senior Center 705 S. Higgins Ave. (on the hip strip) 543-7154 Did you know the Missoula Senior Center serves delicious hearty lunches every week day for only $4 for those on the Nutrition Program, $5 for U of M Students with a valid student ID and $6 for all others. Children under 10 eat free. Join us from 11:30 - 12:30 M-F for delicious food and great conversation. $ The Mustard Seed Asian Cafe Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combine the best of Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences. Full menu available at the bar. Award winning desserts made fresh daily , local and regional micro brews, fine wines & signature cocktails. Vegetarian and Gluten free menu available. Takeout & delivery. $$-$$$ Nara Japanese/Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary KoreanJapanese restaurant and enjoy its warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer, Wine and Sake. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. 543-3188 Experience The Farm today!!! Voted number one Supermarket & Retail Beer Selection. Fried chicken, fresh meat, great produce, vegan, gluten free, all natural, a HUGE beer and wine selection, and ROCKIN’ music. What deal will you find today? $-$$$ Pearl Cafe 231 E. Front St. 541-0231 • Country French meets the Northwest. Idaho Trout with King Crab, Beef Filet with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Fresh Northwest Fish, Seasonally Inspired Specials, House Made Sourdough Bread & Delectable Desserts. Extensive wine list, local beer on draft. Reservations recommended. Visit us on Facebook or go to to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$

Pita Pit 130 N Higgins 541-7482 Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try our Chicken Caesar, Gyro, Philly Steak, Breakfast Pita, or Vegetarian Falafel to name just a few. For your convenience we are open until 3am 7 nights a week. Call if you need us to deliver! $$$

Cu there: a perfect pour for 1864


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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Why you’re there: Lolo Peak Brewing Company is the perfect stopping point after a day of skate-skiing up at Lolo Pass, or soaking in the hot springs that dot the MontanaIdaho border. Or as the first, or last, stop on a Bitterroot brewery tour. Or just because the atmosphere and tap list are totally worth the 10-minute drive from Missoula. What’s in the name: The seasonal offering currently on tap at Lolo Peak, the 1864 Copper Ale, commemorates the advent of mining in the Treasure State. It was gold that first glinted in a prospector’s pan by Silver Bow Creek that year, but the real mineral wealth of Montana was excavated from the copper mines that began perforating Butte shortly after. This beer pays tribute to the red metal with a distinctive coppery hue. What it tastes like: Between rounds of lamenting our respective romantic woes, my

roommate and I asked the bartender to give us the lowdown on the new brew. He told us that the Copper Ale balances traits of the brewery’s golden ale and its IPA — lighter on the golden’s up-front honey note, lighter on the hop bite at the end, and capped with a citrus twist. My roommate proclaimed it “chuggable.” To me, it tasted like a distilled lucky penny that sat smoothly on the back of the tongue. Trust me: That description is accurate, and the beer is delicious. Where to find it: The 1864 Copper Ale is available on tap for a limited time at $4 a pint. Lolo Peak Brewing Company is located at 6201 Brewery Way in Lolo. —Micah Drew Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email

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WED | 7 PM Umphrey’s McGee plays the Wilma Wed., March 14. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $30.

THU | 7:30 PM Drummer Allison Miller plays the 38th Annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival at the Dennison Theatre Thu., March 15. 7:30 PM. $25/$40 for both nights.

FRI | 9:30 PM Talus Orion plays the VFW with Partygoers and Enzymes Fri., March 9 at 9:30 PM. $3. photo courtesy Susan Alzner

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Thursday Missoula Insectarium feeds live crickets to one of its hungry predators at 3:30 PM every Thursday. $4. Support the Make-a-Wish Foundation with a Beard Competition at Highlander Beer. 5:30 PM. Free. Visit for more information and donation links. Western Cider hosts a launch party for Wild Rising Girls, a woman-led wisdom and healing arts after-school program. 5 PM–8 PM. Free. Michelle Cardinal confronts the homeless crisis with Caring is Good for Business as part of the Gilkey Executive Lecture Series. Gallagher Business Building Room 106. 5:30 PM. Free and open to the public.

nightlife Didn’t we have enough of this over the summer? Michael Shaw and the Wildfires play a scorching night of music at Draught Works. 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Celebrate International Women’s Day with an evening of womenfronted bands and artists including Keema & the Keepsakes, Arrowleaf, Courtney Blazon and more at Free Cycles. 6 PM. $5 suggested donation. 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 The Five Valleys Audubon Advanced Birding Workshops continue. This week learn about owls from Matt Larson. FWP Regional Office. $15. RSVP at Carolyn Kastner, curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, gives a talk on the art of Juane Quick-toSee Smith at Missoula Art Museum. 7 PM. Free. BetweenTheLines production of Missoula playwright Kate Morris’ In the Snow continues at the Roxy Theater. 7:30 PM. $20 All those late nights watching gameshow reruns are finally paying off. Get cash toward your bar tab when you win first place at trivia at the Holiday Inn Downtown. 7:30–10 PM. Night Blooming Jasmine provide the jazzy soundtrack at the Top Hat. 8 PM to 10:30 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.

Carolyn Kastner, curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, gives a talk on the art of Juane Quick-to-See Smith at Missoula Art Museum Thu., March 8 at 7 PM. Free.

Spotlight You know that records are back, right? For the fun, along with the thrill of discovery. Along with indi2nd annual Total Record Swap, a fundraiser for the vidual collectors and label owners such as Ramirez Roxy Theater, you can peruse stacks of records (and and Josh Vanek of Wäntage Records, local stores inCDs and cassettes), including cheap $1 and $2 deals cluding Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s will also be and high-priced collectibles, from an array of vendors. there with sweet deals on vinyl. And who knows what There you’ll find people like Bryan Ramirez — record treats the out-of-state vendors will bring. The most imcollector, music writer and guitarist for the Sasha Bell portant thing to keep in mind is you don’t need to bring your own music to the Band — who, for last swap. Despite its name, year’s swap, cleaned out WHAT: Total Record Swap Total Record Swap is less of his 45 RPM collection and a swap meet and more of a put it up for sale. He plans WHERE: Missoula Senior Center one-day-only music garage to do the same thing this WHEN: Sun., March 11, 9 AM to 4 PM sale for anyone to enjoy. year because he ends up Also of note: Dave Martens with so many records. He’s HOW MUCH: $1 starting at 10 AM/$5 learned the art of flipping early bird picker hour from 9 AM to 10 AM of Lost Sounds Montana (a project focusing on Monthrough bins at record tana’s past garage rock stores, thrift shops and rummage sales to find obscure oddities that will catch bands) recently did a first-time pressing of an album people’s eye at a swap (he won’t divulge his strategy by the Frantics, a Billings-based garage band from on the record), but he does pay close attention to la- the 1960s. A copy of the album will be raffled off durbels and where the record was made. Ramirez will ing the swap. Burns St. Bistro’s food truck, the Beastro, also be hawking some selections from his music label, will sell meals in the parking lot, and DJs from KBGA will keep the soundtrack spinning. Killertree Records. The music geekiness of this scene is part of the — Erika Fredrickson

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nightlife Basses Covered uncovers an evening of music at Ten Spoon Vineyard. 6 PM–8 PM. Free. Tango Practica at Downtown Dance Collective lets you bust a move in a friendly, welcoming environment. 6 PM–7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation.

ris’ In the Snow continues at the Roxy Theater. 7:30 PM. $20 The 39 Steps, a mad-cap whodunit comedy based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, hits the stage at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. $20–$25. Arizona-based electrofunk powerhouse Spafford plays the Top Hat. Doors at 9 PM, show at 10. $15.

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. Find resources that help you flourish at work, home, leadership and more at the 11th Annual Women’s Fair at the University Center Ballroom. 11 AMラ4 PM. Free. Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 2 PM. $20–$25. Discover the life of Montana legend Jeannette Rankin through her own words at a special presentation at Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula. 2 PM. Free.

nightlife TopHouse provides the soundtrack at Bitter Root Brewing. 6 PM–8:30 PM. Free.

photo by Amy Donovan

The madcap comedy The 39 Steps opens at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts Fri., March 9 at 7:30 PM. $20–$25 Nicole Dunn performs pieces from her new full-length spoken word album Bird On A Wire at Kulture Kava Lounge. 7 PM. Free. The Indy hosts a discussion of Missoula zines past and present at the ZACC Below. Readings from Brine the Zine, Shat Upon and more. Doors at 7 PM, discussion and readings at 7:30. BetweenTheLines production of Missoula playwright Kate Mor-

406, Montana’s most unGoogleable band, returns to the Sunrise Saloon. 9:30 PM. Free. Dead Hipster’s I Love the ‘90s Dance Party takes you back to a time when the Unabomber captured Montana’s heart and imagination. Wear your favorite ‘90’s jersey. The Badlander. 9 PM. $3. Talus Orion, Partygoers and Enzymes form a Voltron of music at the VFW. 9:30 PM. $3.

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.

TopHouse plays Bitter Root Brewing Sat., March 10 from 6 PM–8:30 PM.

Take a dip in the music of Geoffrey Lake at Draught Works. 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. $20–$25.

Livingston’s The Organism and The Delusional Artist perform a special showcase at E3 Convergence Gallery. 7 PM–9 PM. Free.

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana hosts the Gay Big Sky Pageant at the Badlander. Doors at 7:30 PM, show at 8:30. $5.

Where’s the band? Over where? Yonder Mountain String Band plays the Wilma. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $25–$35.

Tango at the Brick Room shows that even though it takes two to tango, it’s much more fun with a welcoming group. Downtown Dance Collective. Intro class at 8 PM, dancing at 9. $10/$8 students.

BetweenTheLines production of Missoula playwright Kate Morris’ In the Snow continues at the Roxy Theater. 7:30 PM. $20

Paging Master Blaster! Vender tables, live music and stand-up com-

edy raises funds for Tom Helgerson at Bartertown, a Mad Max themed swap meet at Union Hall. 8 PM–11 PM. $6.66. 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. 406, Montana’s most unGoogleable band, returns to the Sunrise Saloon. 9:30 PM. Free. How did they know my grade school nickname? Mudslide Charley plays the Top Hat. 10 PM. Free.


HEADLINER: Sarah Aswell (Reductress, Big Sky Comedy Festival)

FEATURING: Kev Hamm • Nick Dowdy SPECIAL GUEST: Miranda Lai

HOSTED BY: Charley Macorn (Portland Queer Comedy Festival)

All funds raised at this benefit go to support EmpowerMT’s Youth Forward and Be You Crew which support LGBTQ Youth in Missoula.

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Sunday Total Record Swap is back! Find one-of-a-kind albums, rare pressings and more at Missoula Senior Center. Proceeds go to the Roxy Theater. 9 AM to 3 PM. $1/$5 early bird hour. (See Spotlight)

Travel back in time for the UM Renaissance Faire at Schreiber Gym. Food and beverages, a costume contest, live weapon demonstrations and more. 2 PM–5:30 PM. $15/family.


Get a grip at the Rock the Rec Climbing Competition at the UM Fitness and Recreation Center’s climbing wall. 11 AM–3 PM. $33/$25 members. Sign up at

The Ed Norton Big Band plays the Montana Winery at 6 PM. $9. The Mary Place Trio provides the tunes at Draught Works from 6 PM–8 PM. Free.

Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 2 PM. $20–$25.

Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 6:30 PM. $20–$25.

Kavita Thirumalai presents a classical Indian dance performance in the PARTV Center’s open space. 2 PM–4 PM. Donations.

Bassist and composer C.J. Boyd plays the VFW with local support from Tiny Plastic Stars, Ratbath and Jesse the Ocelot. 7 PM. $3.

Montana Repertory Theatre presents the third installment of its 4 by 4 Play Slam, featuring four 24minute plays by local authors. The Masquer Theatre in the PARTV Center. 2 PM. $5. Indulge your inner Lisa Simpson with live jazz and a glass of craft beer

Bassist and composer C.J. Boyd plays the VFW Sun., March 11 at 7 PM. $3. on the river every Sunday at Imagine Nation Brewing. 5 PM–8 PM. Think you’re pretty good at pub trivia, hot shot? Tactical Trivia puts your knowledge to the test. Your score comes not only from your

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correct answers, but how confident you are in them. Imagine Nation. 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Free.

climbing wall. 11 AM–3 PM. $33/$25 members. Sign up at

Get a grip at the Rock the Rec Climbing Competition at the UM Fitness and Recreation Center’s

Missoula-favorite John Floridis provides the soundtrack at Bayern Brewing. 11 AM–2 PM. Free.

BetweenTheLines production of Missoula playwright Kate Morris’ In the Snow continues at the Roxy Theater. 7:30 PM. $20 Every Sunday is “Sunday Funday” at the Badlander. Play cornhole, beer pong and other games, have drinks and forget tomorrow is Monday. 9 PM.

Missoula Food Bank hosts a cooking class on how to make braised chicken. 12 PM. Free.


Taste the vibrant wines from Walla Walla, WA at the Iron Griz. 5 PM to 7 PM. $20.

Doug Funnie was really into this band in college. The Beet Tops play Western Cider from 5 PM– 7 PM. Free. 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. Larry Hirshberg conjures up an evening of music at the Red Bird Wine Bar from 7 PM–10 PM. Free. Motown on Mondays puts the so-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.


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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.

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You are fierce, you are fabulous and you can do drag. Join Aladdin Giambert and Christina Drake for a workshop on the world of drag performance. Discover your inner queen, king or something in-between. University Center. 5:30 PM. Free.

Forest Service program managers Jimmy Gaudry and Colter Pence present Rapids and Eddies of Wild and Scenic River Management: An Agency Perspective at Gallagher Business Building Room 123. 7 PM. Free and open to the public.

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 raise a glass for Missoula Irish Dancers. 5 PM– 8 PM.

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.


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.

Singer-songwriter Leigh Guest plays Great Burn Brewing. 5:30 PM–8 PM. Free.

Professor or Art John Bailey talks about the continuing collaboration between the MAM and MATRIX Press. Missoula Art Museum. 7 PM. Free. Win big bucks off your bar tab and/or free pitchers by answering trivia questions at Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill. 7 PM. Trivia answer: Uranus.

I’d probably do more running if I knew there was pie waiting for me at the finish line. The Pi Day Fun Run starts at Run Wild Missoula, and traverses 3.14 miles to a delicious treat. 6 PM. Free.

The funniest Montana comedians from across the LGBTQ spectrum come to the Missoula to tell jokes to raises funds for EmpowerMT’s Youth Forward and Be You Crew. All that and a raffle for delicious homemade pies. The Roxy Theater. Doors at 7 PM, show at 7:30. $5 donation

Old Time Jam might not be great on a sandwich, but the music will soothe your soul. 6 PM–8 PM.

Author Marty Essen reads from his new book Time is Irreverent at Fact & Fiction. 7 PM. Free.

Portland’s Willy Vlautin reads from his new novel, Don’t Skip Out On Me, at Shakespeare & Co. 7 PM. Free. (See Books.) Much better than Ken C. Johnson’s McGee, I tell you what. Umphrey’s McGee plays the Wilma. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $30. Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. $20–$25. My DJ name is RNDM LTTRS. Join the Missoula Open Decks Society for an evening of music. Bring your gear and your dancing shoes to the VFW at 8 PM. 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.

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Spotlight At the post-apocalyptic themed Bartertown, people will come to buy, sell and trade. They will also come to hear a little music and laugh at a few comics. Organized as a fundraiser for Burns Street Bistro sous chef and musician Tom Helgerson, a man dying the death of a thousand snores (read: severe sleep apnea), Bartertown will be a night filled with entertainment. Seven bands are set to play including Helgerson’s own Shahs, as well as Partygoers and Charcoal Squids. There will also be stand-up comedy because what replica world of destruction and despair couldn’t use an injection of humor? Local comics (and Indy writers) Sarah Aswell and Charley Macorn open for San Francisco comics Chad Opitz and Chris Conaster. And of course, what would Bartertown be without a little bartering? As in Mad Max, the Bartertown namesake has no inventory list to look at. Vendors can sell anything, or anyone (Mel Gibson perhaps?), so bring a way to pay. Even if you have no knowledge of Mad Max Bartertown offers a Saturday night entertainment in service to helping a tal-

The Global Public Health Lecture series continues with Libbie Lapp’s talk on her experiences volunteering her time as a dermatologist in Haiti. UM Gallagher Business Building. 6:30 PM. Free and open tot he public.

ented man finally get a good night’s sleep. It might also be worth diving into this one-night vision of society that is probably not half as messed up as the real one outside. As the organ-

izers say on their Facebook page, “We are one society built on sewage, sweat and very weird entertainment.” —Micah Drew

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Thursday The 38th Annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival brings some of the best jazz musicians in the country to the Dennison Theatre. 7:30 PM. Visit for a full schedule and lineup. $25/$40 for both days. Nicky Phear, director of UM’s Climate Change Studies, hosts a talk on the changing climate and culture of Vietnam. University Center room 331. 12 PM. Free and open to the public. Missoula Insectarium feeds live crickets to one of its hungry predators at 3:30 PM every Thursday. $4.

nightlife Smokestack and the Foothill Fury provide the bluegrass soundtrack at Bitter Root Brewing. 6 PM–8:30 PM. Free. Travelling troubadour Ed Masuga plays Draught Works at 6 PM. Free. 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 Award-winning journalist and author Gwen Florio reads from her new mystery novel Under the Shadows at Shakespeare & Co. 7 PM. Free. Dr. David Hooper gives a lecture on the indigenous botanists of precoloinal America. Gallagher Business Building Room L09. 7 PM. Free and open to the public. BetweenTheLines production of Missoula playwright Kate Morris’ In the Snow continues at the Roxy Theater. 7:30 PM. $20

Four actors play 150 characters in the mad-cap comedy The 39 Steps, continuing at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. $20–$25. All those late nights watching gameshow reruns are finally paying off. Get cash toward your bar tab when you win first place at trivia at the Holiday Inn Downtown. 7:30–10 PM. Take a trip back to the ‘60s for a nostalgic concert with the folkprotest music of singer-songwriters Judy Fjell and Nancy Schimmel. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Missoula. 7:30 PM. Free. Combine mediation and dance at Sacred Shimmy at Downtown Dance Collective. Visit for more information. 7:45 PM. $10. The Motet unleashes its fiery funk at the Top Hat. Doors at 8 PM, show at 9. $22/$20 advance. Bob Wire slides into the Sunrise Saloon for your dancing pleasure. 8:30 PM. Free. Kris Moon hosts a night of volcanic party action featuring himself, DJ TRex 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.

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The Motet play the Top Hat Thu., March 15. Doors at 8 PM, show at 9. $22/$20 advance.

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Spotlight Eagle-eyed dance aficionados will recognize a familiar name among the list of choreographers for UM School of Theatre & Dance’s production of Dance in Concert. Brian Gerke began dancing as a child in his living room in Lolo, Montana. Little did he know that those early movements, replicating what he saw in pop videos, would take him around the world. After graduation from Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Gerke attended the University of Montana on a full-ride scholarship, where he began honing his dance skills. On a trip to New York City during his junior year, he began collaborating with choreographer Steinunn Ketilsdottir.

From here, that small-town boy moved to Reykjavik, Iceland, where he established an an international touring company and became director of modern dance at the National Ballet Academy of Iceland. Gerke is the only American to have earned the Icelandic Performing Arts Award for Dance Performer of the Year. Gerke’s new choreographed work, “On Jasper’s Farm,” premieres during the annual dance concert. Eight dance students take Gerke’s movements, cultivated by a lifetime of dance. Other highlights of this year’s concert include Tsiambwom Akuchu’s “Every^Man (Alright),” a solo dance exploring African-

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American history and “Orbiting” an excerpt from Bare Bait Dance’s All About the Moon. –Charley Macorn WHAT: Dance in Concert WHERE: Montana Theatre in the PARTV Center WHEN: Thu., March 8–Sat., March 10, at 7:30 PM and a matinee Sat., March 10, at 2 PM HOW MUCH: $20/$16 students MORE INFO:

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Support the Make-a-Wish Foundation with a Beard Competition at Highlander Beer. 5:30 PM. Free. Visit for more information and donation links.

Take an interactive tour that highlights contemporary issues of cruelty and persecution at the Tunnel of Oppression at the University Center. 10 AM to 6 PM. Free.

Michelle Cardinal presents Caring is Good for Business to confront the homeless crisis as part of the Gilkey Executive Lecture Series. Gallagher Business Building Room 106. 5:30 PM. Free and open to the public. In 2015, Montana crossed a tragic threshold. The number of people killed by their spouses or partners reached a new record. Due to Big Sky Country’s large area and small population, the resources for victims of domestic violence are stretched thin. But dedicated groups, including the YWCA, work to eliminate this tragic violence by providing resources for people in need of help. Battling an epidemic is never cheap, but this week there’s a way for Missoulians to support this organization. For the last 21 years, the Women’s Law Caucus, a student group from the Alexander Blewett II School of Law, has hosted an annual silent auction to benefit the YWCA Pathways

Program. Each auction provides the majority of yearly support for this program that helps provide housing, crisis counseling and support for women, men and children fleeing abusive situations. It also provides walk-in peer counseling, weekly support groups and legal, personal and medical advocacy. Auction items include weekend getaways, handmade crafts and goods, artwork, outdoor adventures and more. —Charley Macorn The Women’s Law Caucus’s Silent Auction takes place Fri., March 9 from 6 PM–9 PM at the Missoula Senior Center. Free admission.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Load up on pancakes while raising funds for the Jadyn Fred Foundation at Paul’s Pancake Parlor. 6:30 AM —12:30 PM.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Ladies, smash the glass ceiling with a free class on how to negotiate your salaries. UM Social Sciences building room 254. 11 AM. Free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 The first rule of Feminist Fight Club is to not get buried in toxic masculinity. Learn how to smash the patriarchy at the University Center. 5 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 The funniest Montana comedians from across the LGBTQ spectrum come to the Roxy theater to tell jokes to raises funds for EmpowerMT’s Youth Forward and Be You Crew. All that and a raffle for delicious homemade pies. The Roxy Theater. Doors at 7 PM, show at 7:30. $5 donation

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Mountain High either the melting snow nor the impending spring bring to mind thoughts of apple picking and cider pressing. It’ll be more than half a year before I take my friends, armed with hockey sticks and five-gallon buckets, into the Rattlesnake and the North Hills in search of wild apple trees that are ripe for picking. The 20-odd wild fruit trees I am aware of are left to their own devices year-round, allowed to grow, flower and produce at will. The trees in the Moon-Randolph Homestead orchard, however, require a little more care. In order to promote the most bountiful harvest, fruit trees need to be trimmed. The historic homestead is hosting their 5th annual Prune the Moon this weekend, allowing the


community a chance to experience the work that goes into maintaining an orchard first hand. Whether you’re experienced at pruning or want to learn the art of tree care, this is a great excuse to spend a day outside in the hills. Local arborists Mark Van Der Meer and Mike Billingsley will be on hand giving a workshop on how to care for older apple trees. Anyone with their own pruning equipment is invited to bring it along, otherwise tools will be provided. The Moon-Randolph Homestead hosts the 5th annual Prune the Moon day at 1515 Spurlock Road Sat., Mar. 10, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Free.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8 The Five Valleys Audubon Advanced Birding Workshops continue. This week, learn about Owls from Matt Larson. FWP Regional Office. $15. RSVP at

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Spend the day pruning trees at Moon-Randolph Homestead’s historic apple orchard while enjoying free cider. 9 AM–3 PM


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How has the Clark Fork fishery changed since the removal of Milltown Dam? The Clark Fork Coaliton and Montana Trout Unlimited discuss this issue at the Roxy Theater 5:30 PM. RSVP at

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 I’d probably do more running if I knew there was pie waiting for me at the finish line. The Pi Day Fun Run starts at Run Wild Missoula, and then run 3.14 miles to a delicious treat. 6 PM. Free.

Get a grip at the Rock the Rec Climbing Competition at the UM Fitness and Recreation Center’s climbing wall. 11 AM–3 PM. $33/$25 members. Sign up at register.campusrec.

Hunting has been a Montana tradition for a very, very long time. Paleontologist Kallie Moore gives a lecture on what she learned about hunting from Montana’s fossils. Montana Natural History Center. 7 PM. $10/$5 members.



Enjoy a guided walk through Missoula’s conservation lands, parks, and trails with the Missoula Movers Coffee Walk. Meet at Currents at 9 AM. $5.

Five Valleys Audubon’s Advanced Birding Workshop continues with a talk with Larry Weeks about sparrows. Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. 7 PM. $15

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Administrative/Bookkeeping Assistant. Environmental remediation company to hire a long-term Administrative/Bookkeeping Assistant. Will reconcile the company books. create invoices, and accounts receivable/payable. Please visit our website at and refer to #41261 for a full job description. Carpenter Helper Local construction company recruiting for Carpenter Helpers. Will work on residential remodels including demolition, framing, siding, and finish work. Please visit our website at and refer to #41289 for a full job description. Designer Assistant Local lumber company to hire a long-term Designer Assistant.Will support the three designers in the office and showroom to welcome customers and contribute to the designer’s needs. Please visit our website at and refer to #41263 for a full job description. Earn $300-$1000 per month working part-time! The Missoulian is looking for re-

liable individuals to deliver the daily newspaper in the Missoula, Bitterroot and Flathead areas. For individual route details go to: If you’re looking for extra income, are an early riser and enjoy working independently, you can make money and be done before most people get going with their day. If this sounds like you, please submit your inquiry form today at or call 406-523-0494. You must have a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance. This is an independent contractor business opportunity. Experienced metal stud framers for a large job in Missoula. Contact us at 307732-0144 for more information. Human Resource Manager Manufacturing company to hire a Human Resource Manager.Will be responsible for recruiting and retaining employees, managing employment onboarding, and employee payroll. Please visit our website at and refer to #41283 for a full job description.

soula is now hiring for seasonal Landscaping Laborers. Will work with fertilizer, weed control, and general lawn maintenance. Please visit our website at and refer to #41288 for a full job description.

Looking for two people to help clean an office building Thursday evenings and occasionally in various homes. Must like to clean and care about details. Must pass a background check. Call Melody 240-4501.

The Missoula Independent, Montana’s premier weekly publication of people, politics and culture, is seeking a fulltime graphic artist to join our award-winning team. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and a keen eye for design required. The position’s duties change hourly from editorial layout to building ads to web work. We offer competitive pay and benefit package, as well as a fun, dynamic work environment. Send resume and portfolio:

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EMPLOYMENT Seeking Security Officers for all shifts. Up to 32 hours per week, weekends likely. Apply in person at Guest Services 2901 Brooks St.


What do dreams mean? I was dumped 10 months ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Now I barely do, but last night, I dreamed I broke into his apartment, found him in bed with this gorgeous girl, and punched her in the face. Does this mean I’m not over him?

—Wanna Start Dating Follow your dreams — and end up doing five to 10 in the pen for home invasion and assault! The widely believed myth that dreams are filled with meaningful symbolism is an unfortunate form of what I call Freud reflux — the “I Dream of Penie” version of a questionable burrito that keeps repeating on you.The assumption that Freud knew what he was talking about comes not from any solid evidence for his claims but, as I wrote in a previous column, probably in part because he “accessorized so credibly, with the cigar, the iconic eyewear and the groovy Viennese fainting couch.” Psychologist G. William Domhoff, on the other hand, has done decades of rigorous research on dreaming. He finds there’s really no good scientific evidence that dreams have any importance for guiding our lives — no evidence that they have any function or useful meaning for us (save for the guy in the turban and kohl eyeliner outside the food co-op, for whom dreams are the stuff that timely rent payments are made of). Domhoff explains dreaming as “intensified mind-wandering” that leads to “imaginative but largely realistic simulations of waking life.” Brain imaging of people in REM sleep (a sleep stage often accompanied by vivid dreams) suggests our capacity to dream is “an accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities” and may be a “subsystem” of the “default mode network” of the brain. This is simply the network of neurons the brain “defaults” to when you aren’t doing targeted thinking, like trying to solve some complicated equation or remember some word in French. Your brain doesn’t just shut down between these targeted thinking jags. It does what I think of as “background processing,” gnawing at problems you were previously focused on — but it does it beneath your conscious awareness while you’re, oh, washing a dish or having sex. So, in a way, dream time seems to be a kind of cognitive autopilot. In brain scans of people in REM sleep, neurobiologist Yuval Nir sees decreased self-awareness, attention and memory. There’s also reduced “voluntary control” of ac-

tion and thought — which is why, when dreaming, we cannot control “the content of the dream,” like by changing the channel from He’sWithSomeHussy!TV. Nir also finds that there’s often — surprise, surprise — greater emotionality when dreaming. (Presumably, you don’t go around punching your ex-boyfriend’s dates in your waking life.) However, Domhoff says that in many instances, dreams “dramatize ongoing emotional preoccupations.”These are sometimes unhealthy or at least unhelpful. You’d think you could just try to avoid thinking those thoughts during your waking hours. Unfortunately, research by the late social psychologist Daniel Wegner suggests otherwise. Wegner, famously, instructed research participants, “Try not to think of a white bear.” This is a failed proposition from the start, because your mind sweeps around to check whether you’re avoiding bear-pondering — thus leading you to think about the bear. In short, Wegner found that trying to suppress thoughts made them come back with a vengeance. The same was true when he later had subjects try to suppress thoughts just before going to sleep.These subjects were much more likely to have those thoughts be all “We’re baaaack!” in their dreams. But — good news — there is a way to outsmart your brain’s yanking you back into the same old abyss. Psychologists Jens Forster and Nira Liberman found that you can probably keep yourself from endlessly revisiting a thought if you simply admit that not thinking of it is hard. As I explain in my new book, Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence, their solution “probably sounds too simple to be real, but it makes sense. Removing the need to patrol your thoughts also removes the mental sticky note that tells you to keep going back into Thoughtland ... to see how well you’re doing.” In general, you should try to avoid ruminating — pointlessly rechewing the past like your mind’s a sadistic TV station always showing the same disturbing rerun. Moving forward takes thinking about the past in “forward” ways — basically, by making meaning out of it. So when you find yourself reflecting on this relationship, remind yourself to put the right spin on it: looking at it from the standpoint of what you’ve learned — what you’ll apply to make your relationships work better in the future. Before long, you could be on a date again — and I don’t mean one of his, with binoculars from a car across the street.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATOR TRIBAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT The successful applicant must possess an Associate of Arts degree in a health related or business administration field and one (1) year experience in an administrative capacity or 5 years’ experience in program management including experience managing grants and/or contracts. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must pass a background and suitability check according to Public Law 101-630; the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. All applicants must submit a Tribal Application, copy of academic transcripts, completed supplemental background questionnaire, proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference a copy of DD214 must be submitted. This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy. The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test, complete a background investigation and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period. Salary is $20.50 to $23.85 per hour plus benefits. To apply, contact Personnel at (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1043. Closing date will be Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. CSKT IS A TRIBAL MEMBER PREFERENCE EMPLOYER

HEALTH CARE COORDINATOR TRIBAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT The successful applicant must possess Post-secondary education in mental health related field or 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in grant funded activities including fulfilling objectives and completing progress reports and financial reports. Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license from the State of Montana or other state. Graduate from an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, with two years of nursing experience, with at least one (1) year of ambulatory care nursing experience preferred. OR Currently enrolled in a BSN program. Five (5) years of nursing experience, with at least one (1) year of ambulatory care nursing experience preferred. Basic Life Support certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred. Certification in Care Coordination preferred, required within three (3) years of employment. Must maintain proper licensure/certification and registration; if required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. All applicants must submit a Tribal application and copy of academic transcript/training certificate, completed supplemental background questionnaire(contact the CSKT Personnel Department), copy of driver’s license, proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted.The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) months probationary period. Exempt position - salary is negotiable. To apply, contact Personnel at (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1043.Tribal applications are also available online at Closing date is Open Until Filled. CSKT IS A TRIBAL MEMBER PREFERENCE EMPLOYER

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EMPLOYMENT cessful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a health related or human services field, with 3 years administrative experience, including supervision of staff and managing budgets. Healthcare coordination/care management experience preferred. Basic Life Support Certification preferred, required within six months of hire. Must pass a background and suitability check according to Public Law 101-630; the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. All applicants must submit a Tribal application, copy of academic transcript, copy of current valid driver’s license, and proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted. This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the definition of the CSKT Drug Testing policy. The successful applicant, if not already employed by CSKT must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) month probationary period. Salary is $24.84 to $28.92 per hour.To apply, contact Personnel at (406) 6752700 Ext. 1043.Tribal applications are also available on-line at closing date is Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. CSKT IS A TRIBAL MEMBER PREFERENCE EMPLOYER MEDICAL CLINICIAN ONE OR MORE POSITIONS-CLINIC TO BE DETERMINED TRIBAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT The successful applicant must possess a specialized

knowledge of the concepts, principals and practices of Family Medicine obtained through the successful completed course of study in F.N.P. The incumbent must have a through working knowledge of the major primary care field of internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, in order to treat a majority of patients. Board of nursing certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Must be currently licensed (and in good standing) to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the United States and Montana. Current ACLS certification is required. Skill intact and diplomacy while working in stressful situations. Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and traditional native cultures. Ability to participate in activities and functions required which assures compliance with AAHC or other accreditation organization standards. All applicants must submit a Tribal application and copy of academic transcript/training certificate, proof of enrollment in a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference, a copy of DD214 must be submitted. The successful applicant, if not already employed by the Tribes must pass a pre-hire drug test and serve a mandatory six (6) months probationary period. Position is exempt and salary is negotiable. To apply, contact Personnel at (406) 675-2700 Ext. #1043.Tribal applications are also available online at Position is Open Until Filled. CSKT IS A TRIBAL MEMBER PREFERENCE EMPLOYER

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST TRIBAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT The successful applicant must possess a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Guidance and Counseling, or related field. Must be currently licensed by the state of Montana as a licensed professional counselor (LCPC) OR licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or eligible to become licensed within an agreed amount of time.Two (2) years of clinical experience in working in a clinical setting with patients who are experiencing mental health problems. It is essential that the incumbent have experience working as a therapist in a clinical setting, providing treatment and has experience and knowledge of psychological theories, principles, and practices in the clinical treatment field in the area of counseling, individual and group psychotherapy, evaluation, testing, and assessment, psychological consultation, crisis intervention and community mental health prevention and development. Must be able to pass a background check in accordance with Public Law-101-630. Must have a valid Driver’s License. All applicants must submit a Tribal application, completed background supplemental questionnaire, copy of academic transcript, copy of LPC or LCSW licensure, and proof of enrollment from a federally recognized Tribe if other than CSKT and if claiming veteran’s preference, copy of DD214 must be submitted with the Tribal application.This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP) within the


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors, and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site, but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans — and then actually carry out those plans.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spiderman, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spiderman, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life — although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own — an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions — illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears.You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties.You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest. Go to to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES.

PUBLIC NOTICES MNAXLP Personal Representative DATED this 30th day January, 2018. WELLS & McKITTRICK, P.C. /s/ Evonne Wells,Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP18-57 Hon. Robert L. Deschamps III Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF MARY LOUISE MANN, 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 Glenda D. Kinney, Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 20 day of February, 2018. /s/ Glenda D. Kinney, Personal Representative 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 20 day of February, 2018. /s/ Glenda D. Kinney, Personal Representative SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 20 day of February, 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 W. Larson Probate No. DP-18-48 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUZANNE MELANIE HOELL, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TERRI BLATTSPIELER 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 TERRI BLATTSPIELER, 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 13 day of February, 2018. THIEL LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Matthew B. Thiel MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Hon. Karen S. Townsend Probate No. DP-18-54 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMAN SCHWEIZER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RICHARD SHIMER 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 RICHARD SHIMER, 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 16 day of February, 2018.

THIEL LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Matthew B.Thiel MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No.: 3 Cause No.: DP-18-66 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: RAYMOND J. MOE, a/k/a Ray J. Moe and Ray Moe, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal 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 either be mailed to MICHAEL KETNER and JORDAN MOE, the Co-Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at c/o Bjornson Jones Mungas, PLLC, 2809 Great Northern Loop, Suite 100, Missoula, MT 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 28th day of February, 2018. /s/ Michael Ketner, Co-Personal Representative /s/ Jordan Moe, Co-Personal Representative Bjornson Jones Mungas, PLLC By: /s/ Craig Mungas,Attorneys for Michael Ketner and Jordan Moe, Co-Personal Representatives MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No.: DP-18-53 Dept. No.: 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ELVIRA S. BERG, 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 (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 TRACENE ELIZABETH BERG, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Douglas Harris, Attorney at Law, PO Box 7937, Missoula, Montana 598077937 or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 15th day of February, 2018. /s/ Tracene Elizabeth Berg, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NOTICE OF HEARING COUNTY COMPENSATION COMMITTEE MISSOULA - The Missoula County Compensation Committee will conduct a hearing to review the compensation levels for elected officials and recommend a salary schedule for Fiscal Year 2019. The hearings will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2 p.m., in Room 206 of the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine, Missoula, Montana. Montana Code Annotated (MCA), §7-4-2503, establishes a compensation committee in each Montana County to review compensation levels. For Fiscal Year 2019, the Missoula County Compensation Committee is made up of the County Commissioners, County Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer, Clerk of District County and two Missoula County citizens.Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may submit written or other materials to the Commissioners and/or speak at the hearing. Comments may also be submitted anytime prior to the meeting by mail or personal delivery to the Commissioners at their offices in the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine Street, Missoula, MT 59802; by fax at (406) 258-3943; or by e-mail at Addi-

tional information on the hearing may be obtained from Chris Lounsbury, Chief Operating Officer, by phone at (406) 258-3293, or by e-mail at or Vickie Zeier, Missoula County Chief Administrative Officer, by phone at (406) 2584229, or by e-mail at BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is given that a public sale will be held on April 12, 2018 at 11:25 a.m., at the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana 59802 for the foreclosure of the security interest by public sale of a 1984 Broa mobile home, Montana Title number: K773839. GEISZLER STEELE, PC 619 SW Higgins, Suite K, Missoula, MT 59803 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by LINDY M. LAUDER, as successor Trustee, of the public sale of the real property hereinafter described pursuant to the “Small Tract Financing Act of Montana” (Section 71-1-301, et seq., MCA). The following information is provided:THE NAME OF THE GRANTOR, ORIGINAL TRUSTEE,THE BENEFICIARY IN THE DEED OF TRUST,ANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE BENEFICIARY OR GRANTOR, ANY SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, AND THE PRESENT RECORD OWNER IS/ARE: Grantor: The Victor E. & Merle D. Cabreros Trust (the “Grantor”) Original Trustee: Insured Titles, LLC Successor Trustee: Lindy M. Lauder, an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Montana (the “Trustee”) Beneficiary: Stockman Bank of Montana (the “Beneficiary”) Present Record Owner: The Victor E. & Merle D. Cabreros Trust dated March 9, 2003 THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY COVERED BY THE DEED OF TRUST IS: The real property and its appurtenances in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 25 of 44 Ranch, Phases 1 and 2, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 2552 Snaffle Bit Way, Missoula, Montana 59808. RECORDING DATA: The following instruments and documents have been recorded in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Missoula County, Montana. Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2016, and recorded November 23, 2016, as Document No. 201621435, Book 971 of Micro Records, Page 263, records of Missoula County, Montana; and Substitution of Trustee dated January 2, 2018, and recorded January 4, 2018, under Document No. 201800258, Book 991, Page 464, records of Missoula County, Montana. THE DEFAULT FOR WHICH THE FORECLOSURE IS MADE IS: Nonpayment of monthly installments of $1,229.03 due under the Promissory Note dated November 21, 2016, which is secured by the Deed of Trust. The borrower is due for the October 2017 payment and for each subsequent monthly payment.THE SUMS OWING ON THE OBLIGATION SECURED BY THE DEED OF TRUST AS OF JANUARY 9, 2018 ARE: Principal: $187,304.61 Interest: Interest continues to accrue at a rate of 4.75% per annum. As of January 9, 2018 the interest balance is

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PUBLIC NOTICES MNAXLP $1,842.87 and interest accrues at the rate of $24.3752 per day. Late fees: $500.00 The Beneficiary anticipates and intends to disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the real property, and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts or taxes are paid by the Grantor or successor in interest to the Grantor. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligation secured by the Trust Indenture. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of the sale include the Trustee’s and attorney’s fees, and costs and expenses of sale. THE TRUSTEE, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE BENEFICIARY, HEREBY ELECTS TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE AFORESAID OBLIGATIONS. THE DATE, TIME, PLACE AND TERMS OF SALE ARE: Date: June 13, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m., Mountain Standard Time or Mountain Daylight Time, whichever is in effect.

Place: Crowley Fleck, 305 S. 4th St. E., Missoula, MT 59801 Terms: This sale is a public sale and any person, including the Beneficiary, and excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. Dated this 9th day of January, 2018. /s/ Lindy M. Lauder LINDY M. LAUDER Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ) :ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on January 9, 2018, by Lindy M. Lauder, as Trustee. /s/ Roxie Hausauer [NOTARY SEAL] Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Lolo, Montana My commission expires: 01/09/2021 File No.: 087501-000429 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Successor Trustee will, on May 31, 2018 at

the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Deed of Trust, together with any interest which the Grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Deed of Trust, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charges by the Successor Trustee, at the following place: Missoula County Courthouse, on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 John A. “Joe” Solseng, a member of the Montana state bar, of Robinson Tait, P.S. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust in which John H Frick II and Kelly M. Frick, as joint tenants, as Grantor, conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Mann Mortgage, LLC, its successors and


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assigns, Beneficiary of the security instrument, said Deed of Trust which is dated January 22, 2009 and was recorded on January 27, 2009 as Instrument No. 200901585, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located at 2340 55th St Apt 17, Missoula, MT 59803 and being more fully described as follows: UNIT NO. 17 OF THE CEDARS, A RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM SITUATED ON TRACT D, HILLVIEW HEIGHTS NUMBER ONE (1), CITY OF MISSOULA, COUNTY OF MISSOULA, STATE OF MONTANA,ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF, AND ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF UNIT OWNERSHIP AND FLOOR PLANS ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE MISSOULA COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER, RECORDED JUNE 26, 1978 IN VOLUME 121 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 107, FILED AND RECORDED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE MONTANA UNIT OWNERSHIP ACT, SECTION 67-2301, ET SEQ, R.C.M. 1947, AS AMENDED, TOGETHER WITH A 4.3358 PERCENT INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID CONDOMINIUM, ALL AS IDENTIFIED, ESTABLISHED AND DEFINED IN THE AFORESAID DECLARATION AND AMENDMENTS THERETO. The beneficial interest under said Deed of Trust and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC.The Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the

terms of the Deed of Trust and the Promissory Note (“Note”) secured by said Deed of Trust due to Grantor’s failure to timely pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. The default for which foreclosure is made is grantors’ failure to pay when due the following sums: monthly payments beginning March 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018 in the total amount of $9,687.81; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said trust deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: $135,804.45 with interest thereon at the rate of 3.87500 percent per annum beginning February 1, 2017; plus escrow advances of $2,814.52; plus other fees and costs in the amount of $461.18; together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees incurred herein by reason of said default; any further sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described property and its interest therein; and prepayment penalties/premiums, if applicable. Due to the defaults stated above, the Beneficiary has elected and has directed the Trustee to sell the

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above-described property to satisfy the obligation. Notice is further given that any person named has the right, at any time prior to the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the Deed of Trust reinstated by making payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Deed of Trust, together with Successor Trustee’s and attorney’s fees. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Successor Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Dated: January 17, 2018 John A. “Joe” Solseng, a member of the Montana state bar, Attorney of Robinson Tait, P.S., MSB #11800 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at a Trustee’s Sale on May 17, 2018, 11:00 AM at the main entrance of Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, State of Montana:A Tract of land located in the East one-half of Lot 28 of Dinsmore’s Orchard Homes Addition No. 4, a Platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official Recorded Plat thereof. Less a part of said East one-half of Lot 28, according to Certificate of Survey NO. 19 and more particularly described as follows: A Parcel of land within the Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of section 19, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, Principal Meridian Montana, Missoula County, Montana, Commencing at the Southwest corner of section 19, thence South 88°58’15”E., 1611.94 feet; thence North 00°11’14”W., 660.34 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 28, Dinsmore’s Orchard Home Addition NO. 4 and the true point of beginning; thence S. 00°11’14”E., 416.45 feet along the East line of Lot 28; thence N. 88°58’40”W., 161.25 feet to the North South Mid-Line of Lot 28; thence North 00°11’32”W., 416.40 feet along the said Mid-Line to a point on the North Line on Lot 28; thence South 88°59’34” East 161.29 feet to the Northeast corner of Lot 28 and the true point of beginning. Being the same premises as conveyed in Deed from Kevin P. Murphy Recorded 04/08/2008 in Document Number 200807724, Book 816, Page 0900 in said County and State. Commonly known as: 3030 South 7th Street West, Missoula, MT 59804. More commonly known as 3030 South 7th Street West, Missoula, MT 59804. William A. Hall, as Grantor, conveyed said real property to Old Republic National Title Insurance Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Home Savings of America, a Federal Savings Association, its successors and assigns, by Deed of Trust on November 1, 2010, and filed for record in the records of the County Clerk and Recorder in Missoula County, State of Montana, on November 18, 2010 as Instrument No. 201022731, in Book 869, at Page 624, of Official Records. The Deed of Trust was assigned for value as follows:Assignee: Bank of America, N.A. Assignment Dated: October 5, 2012

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PUBLIC NOTICES MNAXLP Assignment Recorded: October 15, 2012 Assignment Recording Information: as Instrument No. 201220126, in Book 902, at Page 3, All in the records of the County Clerk and Recorder for Missoula County, Montana Benjamin J. Mann is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, State of Montana, on December 6, 2017 as Instrument No. 201724212, in Book 990, at Page 270, of Official Records. The Beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust due to Grantor’s failure to make monthly payments beginning July 1, 2017, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. By reason of said default, the Beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable. The total amount due on this obligation is the principal sum of $181,974.24, interest in the sum of $4,909.52, escrow advances of $2,075.60, other amounts due and payable in the amount of $1,576.53 for a total amount owing of $190,535.89, plus accruing interest, late charges, and other fees and costs that may be incurred or advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become

due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantor. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale, and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the Beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed, without any representation or warranty, including warranty of title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The Grantor, successor in interest to the Grantor, or any other person having an interest in the property, has the right, at any time prior to the Trustee’s Sale, to pay to the Beneficiary, or the successor in interest to the Beneficiary, the entire amount then due under the Deed of Trust and the

obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Deed of Trust with Successor Trustee’s and attorney’s fees. In the event that all defaults are cured the foreclosure will be dismissed and the foreclosure sale will be canceled. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason. In the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the Trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Successor Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse.This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated this 21st day of February, 2018. Benjamin J. Mann, Substitute Trustee 376 East 400 South, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Telephone: 801-355-2886 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8AM-5PM (MST) File No. 50833 March 1, 8, 15, 2018

Notice to be Published NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED CREATION OF A SPECIAL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF UNDERTAKING AND MAINTAINING CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, Montana (the “County”), proposes to undertake and thereafter maintain certain improvements to the County fairgrounds (the “Fairgrounds”), generally consisting of designing, engineering and constructing repairs and improvements to water, sewer and dry utility infrastructure; construction and installation of trails; streetscaping and landscaping; repair, renovation, reconstruction and equipping of various existing facilities, including the Culinary Building, the Commercial Building and the midcentury buildings; construction, installation and equipping of new facilities, including a learning center, maintenance shop, livestock center, rodeo arena, ice rinks, an exhibit center and concessions; related deconstruction and demolition; and related improvements (the “Improvements”). As a means of financing a portion of the costs of the Improvements, this Board is proposing to create and establish in the County under Montana Code Annotated (“M.C.A.”), Title 7, Chapter 11, Part 10, as amended, a

special district (the “District”). The District, if created and established, will be known as the “Missoula County Fairgrounds District.” The limits and boundaries of the District will be coterminous with the boundaries of the Fairgrounds. The County, as owner of the Fairgrounds, is the only owner of real property included within the proposed District. Pur-


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

HOBBS• Hobbs is a 5 year old male black and white short-haired tuxedo cat. He is a bit shy upon first greeting him. Once he’s gotten used to you, Hobbs is a very sweet boy who loves recieving attention. This classy boy is always ready for the most sophisticated occasion with his very handsome tuxedo markings and his distinguished white mustache.

Kota is a 2 year old male American Bulldog mix. This big, goofy boy has a lot of love to give and is always searching for affection! He enjoys chasing tennis balls, but hasn’t quite figured out the idea of retrieving them. He is very treat motivated and knows how to sit, lay down, and search for all the stray bits of kibble. Kota is hoping to find himself in a fun-loving and active family.

GYPSY• Gypsy is a 4 year old female German Shepherd. This sweet girl has spent her younger years in a travelling band of fortune tellers, but now she’s ready to settle down and grow some roots. Gyspy loves people all of all ages, but could use a bit of advice in the way of manners. She is really hoping her future holds a family where she won’t have to share any attention with other pets. ADELINE• Adeline is a 1 year old female Boxer mix. She is a very reserved lady who will not immediately shower you with affection. She prefers to get to know you, first. Adeline can be a bit timid in new situations and would do best with some socialization and desensitization training. Once she trusts you, Adeline will depend on you to be her constant in new situations and will be forever grateful for that support.

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MISSY•Missy is a 8 year old female brown tabby and white cat. She is a very sweet and affectionate lady. Missy will talk to you when you come to greet her, and she’ll follow you around waiting for more attention. She’s a funny little girl who can be quite affectionate and demanding, but immediately lets you know when your attention is not wanted.

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ERWIN• This handsome and distinguished older man loves the company of people. Erwin is a decorated battle veteran, which means he doesn’t really enjoy the company of other cats or dogs. However, he’d love to tell you all about his days on the battle field, including the bullet that still rests in his rib cage. This boy has some stories to tell, and if you’ll lend him an ear, you’ll find you never feel lonely again.

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana 549-3934 PRINCESS• Princess is a very sweet girl that would prefer to be the center of your attention. She wants to be the apple of your eye with no competition! She is a princess indeed! She is a little nervous around new people at first, but when she warms up, she will love you forever. Princess’ adoption fee is waived through our Seniors for Seniors program for people 60 and up and pets 7 and up! BLUE MOON• Blue Moon is a handsome man with lots of energy! He loves to go go go and would like to go to an active household. He is friendly with new visitors and some dogs. If you are looking for an adventure pup to be by your side, come visit Blue Moon! LUCY• Lucy is a very sweet girl that is becoming more and more brave every day!  She loves other dogs and spending time with people that are calm and willing to give her a few minutes to warm up.  She is looking for a family with another dog who is very social with people. This sweetheart is already spayed and vaccinated and ready to go to her forever home today. 

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SEDWICK• Sedwick is a very handsome man that loves to nuzzle up with people. His long hair and piercing gold eyes along with his loud purrs will steal your heart. He has been a wonderful office cat here at the shelter and enjoys lounging on a desk. Just as long as you’re taking breaks to give him some belly rubs!

TIBBS• Tibbs LOVES to play! He has been so active and goofy here at the shelter. Once you start playing with him, you won’t be able to stop— he won’t let you! Tibbs is very social and enjoys greeting new people with head nuzzles and loud purrs.

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RAPUNZEL• Rapunzel has been patiently waiting atop her tower for the perfect person to come adopt her. This long haired princess takes a little bit of time to open up to people, but with a bit of love and patience, she is a sweetheart! She spends her time in the HSWM office staring out the window waiting for her true love and watching the birds. • March 8–March 15, 2018 [43]

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Western Montana's weekly journal or people, politics and culture.

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Western Montana's weekly journal or people, politics and culture.