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DID INVESTORS PUSH A KALISPELL MAN OUT OF HIS HOME AND INTO SUICIDE?

BIZ GETS NEW OWNER, FRACKING’S HERE, I HATE YOUR GIRLFRIEND: NEWS LATTE SCOPE RANGE KEEPS REVEALING OUTFITS GET USED TO IT THE NEWEST GLAM SOUND


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The morning sun casts a glow over the prairie on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in northeastern Montana. There’s a chill in the air; when the big bison in the pasture snorts, he emits a plume of steam. The cows and calves and other bulls around him move as one, plodding from one side of their two-acre paddock Cover photo by Alex Sakariassen to the other. A few straggle from the group to feed from a pile of hay. Their eyes drift upward, past the thick metal bars of the seven-foot fence that separates them from miles of open plain ...........................................................14

News Letters I’m a gay Christian. So? ...................................................................................4 The Week in Review Motorcycle Bandit pleads .........................................................6 Briefs Lawyers unwind with brooms and bruises .......................................................6 Etc. Aw, c’mon, it’s just pink slime ..............................................................................7 Up Front Kalispell man loses home to investors, takes life........................................8 Ochenski Your water is in jeopardy ..........................................................................10 Range Fracking is the future, get used to it ..............................................................11 Agenda The film How Cuba Survived Peak Oil .......................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Beat the garden heat with mulch ..................................................18 Happiest Hour Tamarack’s March Mustache Madness .............................................19 8 Days a Week The tennis nets are up! ....................................................................21 Mountain High The Whitefish Pole, Pedal and Paddle Winter Triathlon.................29 Scope I Hate Your Girlfriend’s new glam sound.......................................................30 Dance Bare Bait celebrates small-town America .......................................................31 Noise White Mystery, Ancient Forest, Unicycle Loves You, Dead Winter Carpenters .....32 Film Almost everyone raves about A Separation ......................................................33 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................34

Exclusives Street Talk....................................................................................................................4 In Other News...........................................................................................................13 Classifieds ................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrology..................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle....................................................................................................C-7 This Modern World ...............................................................................................C-11

PUBLISHER Lynne Foland EDITOR Robert Meyerowitz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Frank PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Jason McMackin STAFF REPORTERS Jessica Mayrer, Alex Sakariassen CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Skylar Browning COPY EDITOR Ted McDermott PHOTO INTERN Michelle Gustafson ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jenn Stewart, Jonathan Marquis ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Carolyn Bartlett ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Chris Melton, Sasha Perrin, Alecia Goff, Steven Kirst SENIOR CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE Tami Johnson MARKETING & ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Tara Shisler FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, George Ochenski, Nick Davis, Andy Smetanka, Brad Tyer, Dave Loos, Ednor Therriault, Michael Peck, Azita Osanloo, Jamie Rogers, Molly Laich, Dan Brooks

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by Michelle Gustafson

Asked on the afternoon of Monday, March 26, on Arthur Avenue. This week the Indy investigates the state’s transfer of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the first effort to restore the genetically pure animals to lands outside the park. Where should we put them next? Follow up: Other than humans, what wild animal do you most relate to?

Caitlin Huwe: I’m not from Montana, so I don’t know exactly where to put them, but it seems like a good idea to put them back where they belong. El caballo: A wild horse! Just ride strongly into life.

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I’m gay and Christian When reading the article in the Independent “Hamilton School Board debates LGBT protection” (March 15), I found the words of Pastor Kevin Horton of Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Victor very rude, disrespectful and hurtful. I am of Christian faith and believe in the Bible. Because I am a homosexual does not mean that I can’t be Christian. God said to love everyone equally. I think that passing the proposal to prohibit discrimination and bullying against LGBT students and teachers would make a lot of people who are LGBT feel safer, and teens wouldn’t have to worry about being teased. Courtney Baxter Missoula

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Jennifer Jurva: I haven’t heard a lot of what’s going on with the bison, but I don’t think it’s a great idea for us to be interfering with them. Spittin’ image: A llama, because they’re spunky! I’ve only been around them a couple of times, but they seem really spunky.

Lydia Tate: Wherever they came from. They should go back to their homeland! I don’t think humans and bison go well together though. They just don’t mix. Jungle boogie: I’d be a gorilla. They’re really cool, they’re strong, they eat fruit and hang out in the jungle all day.

Devin Martin: The Big Hole Valley, that seems like a good place for the bison to be. The Paradise Valley would also be a good place for them to roam. I would love to see free-ranging bison! Freedom flyer: I’d be an eagle: They fly and they’re patriotic.

Sean Luwe: It’d be nice to see them all around Montana. I’m from the Great Falls area, where there used to be a lot of buffalo. There’s also a buffalo jump just outside of town, where Native Americans would force them off to hunt them. It’d be cool to see them around there again. Fat cat: Cheetah, because they’re fast, cool looking and great predators. I’d rather be the top of the food chain and not the bottom of it.

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The Independent article “Playing catch-up” (March 22) sort of took my breath away. Not really, but it did expose the ignorance of the history of how the white man got on the reservation. The Blackfeet Indians today are subject to the “slow-death measures” of genocide, compared to the genocide of massacre, starvation, smallpox, whiskey trade and Indian removal. The Piegans (Blackfeet) went from a population of approximately 7,800 in 1850 to 1,811 by 1890 due to the genocide of frontier Montana, and their land base was reduced by 17 million acres by 1886 and millions more by 1896, the year of the last Blackfeet land cession. Confederate soldiers were sent up the Missouri River by the Union Army in 1862, and the Texas cattle kings brought vast cattle herds to Blackfeet Confederacy lands by 1860. The Blackfeet lands were reduced to 1.5 million acres by the 1896 agreement, and allotment land frauds reduced the land base by 500,000 acres more. The immigrants took the water holes, gold mines, oil fields, hay meadows, water rights, timber, tourism businesses and retail and government contracts, leaving the Indians in poverty. It is hard to see what is left for the state and white men to take from the Indians. The Crow, Salish, Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne and Blackfeet Indian allottees have pending land claims to recover their family allotments that were taken in state courts during the allotment period between 1887 and 1934. The tourism lands produce $168 million, and the white ranchers and farmers in Glacier County make a profit of $67 million in cows and crops on the stolen Blackfeet allotments. Eighty percent of Glacier County is the Blackfeet Reservation, and the county taxes the railroad, Glacier Park, retail, crops, cows and landowners, including the Blackfeet Tribe. All of this was done over the protests of Indians in Congress and the federal courts.

What about enforcing the Indian treaties in Montana as a reservation economic development initiative? We have a Blackfoot history book that was banned in Montana Public Schools. That could account for the ignorance of the media and the legislature— unless it is willful ignorance, like the holocaust deniers. Bob Juneau Missoula

“I am of Christian faith and believe in the Bible. Because I am a homosexual does not mean that I can’t be Christian. God said to love everyone equally.”

It blows away coal Montana voters have spoken, and they are overwhelmingly in favor of renewable energy. Two impartial polls, one conducted in Montana and another in six Western states, illustrate the extent to which Western voters support renewable energy development and policies. Both polls were conducted by a bipartisan team that includes Republican pollster Lori Weigel, of Public Opinion Strategies, and Democratic pollster Dave Metz, of Fairbanks, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates. The Montana poll found that three out of four Montana voters support increasing the amount of electricity we get from clean, renewable wind, solar and geothermal resources. Over 75 percent of voters support expanding and extending the state’s renewable energy standard from a 15 percent renewable energy target by 2015 to a 25 percent renewable energy target by 2025. The poll, conducted in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and Utah, found that Western voters view

renewable energy as a job creator and a way to improve their states' economic situation. An overwhelming majority of Montana voters also view renewable energy as an important part of our energy future. Eighty-six percent of respondents supported increasing the use of wind and solar energy, compared to only 32 percent that would like to see the state increase its use of coal. It only makes sense that our state and national policies should reflect public support for renewable energy. As a Montana Public Service Commissioner, I have personally seen how strong policies can catalyze renewable energy development in Montana. Take Montana’s renewable energy standard. Since it was enacted in 2005, renewable energy companies and utilities have brought over 300 megawatts of clean wind energy online. Just this month, the PSC approved the new 40-megawatt Spion Kop wind facility in central Montana, which puts Northwestern Energy on track to meet its 15 percent renewable energy target by 2015, while providing affordable, clean and reliable electricity for its customers. And, electricity from Spion Kop will cost less than NWE’s share of electricity from the coal-burning facility at Colstrip. In addition, the cost of electricity produced at Spion Kop is lower than the average cost of electricity available on the market since 2000. Aligning policy with the views of the voters and expanding the renewable energy standard would lead to development of more projects like Spion Kop and would help Montana further tap into its abundant supply of wind energy. At least one study shows Montana tied for second with Kansas in wind-capacity potential. The benefits of developing our wind and solar resources are many. Throughout the U.S., renewable industries have brought thousands of new U.S.-based manufacturing jobs, at a time when numerous other industries have shipped jobs overseas. Also, renewable energy projects delivered needed construction work and tax revenues to rural counties throughout the recession, something Americans of all walks of life can support. Plus, we can all appreciate a source of energy that never runs out, is emission-free and helps keep our water and air clean. If you agree that wind and other renewable energy sources are good for Montana and for Montanans, please let the many candidates running for office this spring and fall know where you stand. Urge them to enact policies that expand renewable energy development and the economic and environmental benefits it brings. Gail Gutsche Montana Public Service Commission Missoula


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Steven Dee Norred, 56, of Bigfork, known as the “motorcycle bandit,” pleads guilty in federal court to robbing four banks last year around northwestern Montana, each time fleeing on his motorcycle, the Daily Inter Lake reports. Norred, a former contractor, filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

• Thursday, March 22 Authorities identify a body recovered on Wednesday near Williston, N.D., as missing Sidney math teacher Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old mother of two. Arnold had been missing since Jan. 7., when she was allegedly kidnapped while on an early-morning run by two men high on crack.

• Friday, March 23 In Game 6 of the American West Hockey League semifinal playoff series at the Glacier Ice Rink, the Missoula Maulers skate past the Gillette Wild 5-0, clinching the series and securing a spot in the finals, where the team faces the defending champion Helena Bighorns.

• Saturday, March 24 University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson resumes practice with the Grizzly football team after a temporary restraining order against him is lifted. That’s done in exchange for a civil agreement stipulating Johnson remain more than 1,500 away from a woman he allegedly sexually assaulted. Johnson has not been charged with a crime.

• Sunday, March 25 Two minors playing with a lighter start a small grass fire in East Missoula. The afternoon blaze briefly burns near structures off Speedway Avenue. Fire fighters extinguish it quickly. Law enforcement cites the two juveniles for arson and returns them to their parents.

• Monday, March 26 The City of Missoula finds that the Poverello Center’s planned relocation from Ryman Street to the former Trail’s End site on West Broadway will have no significant impact on the environment. The city requests the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release $825,000 to fund the new project.

• Tuesday, March 27 Missoula County Public Schools notifies three dozen non-tenured teachers that they might lose their jobs due to budget constraints. Meanwhile, Target Range residents approve, by a mere 47 votes, a $850,000 building reserve levy to improve school district buildings.

Andy Hartnett kicks up a rooster tail during the Montana Snowbowl Pond Skim, Sunday, March 25. Hartnett and other participants skied and rode across, through and into the water/beer mixture, competing for prizes from Black Star Beer.

Sports An attorney’s playground The second floor of the Garlington, Lohn and Robinson building in downtown Missoula reeks of stale sweat. The dull thwacks of broomsticks echo off drywall. Attorneys in track shorts and T-shirts smash into one another, slipping on the dustslicked concrete floor. Several have duct-tape wraps on their fingers. Everyone has a bruise or two. Broomball’s an unforgiving sport. Just over a month ago, GL&R attorney Charles Hansberry approached his colleagues on the third floor with a proposition: Face off, floor against floor, in a friendly game of broomball, a sport somewhat akin to hockey. They laid out a court using tape and proceeded to snap a number of Wal-Mart brooms in half one Thursday night. “I arched my eyebrows a bit when Chuck first told me about this,” says GL&R business manager Doug Maves. What began as an internal office league has since expanded into the broader Missoula legal community. Hansberry “just started calling other firms,” asking if they’d like to play. They were blowing through brooms quickly, until the team

from Crowley Fleck showed up a few weeks ago with regulation broomball brooms. Tonight’s bout, against administrators from Community Medical Center, is Maves’s first night with a broom—and he’s not doing badly. It’s also the first game Hansberry’s group has played against a non-law team. GL&R’s broomball games don’t subscribe to many rules. They don’t play by any clock, just until somebody calls for a beer break. There don’t appear to be any personal fouls, either. Hansberry says he picked up broomball during the off-season with the Missoula Maggots rugby team. That goes a long way toward explaining the bruises. “It’s fun,” says Renee Kjelsrud, a paralegal. “But it’s a lot harder than it looks.” The Community Medical Center game drags on for a brutal two hours, with Alan McCormick taking a number of fantastic spills for GL&R. Hansberry’s team loses for the first time. Hansberry says he hesitates to make the league a bigger deal than it already is. He wants to keep it “playground-based.” That seems to be working. Even over victory beers, nobody tonight can remember the final score. Alex Sakariassen

Marijuana Landlord faces time In the fall of 2010, Jonathan Janetski, a 43-yearold father of two, sought to sell the building his family owns at 115 East Reserve Drive in Kalispell, near the Wendy’s and Magic Diamond Casino, so he could afford a heart operation, his attorney says. The building has a specialized ventilation system, which appealed to a couple of medical marijuana providers. Janetski, a contractor, was reluctant to lease to them, but did so after reviewing U.S. Department of Justice memos that suggested that federal prosecutors wouldn’t pursue individuals in compliance with state marijuana laws. He thought his tenants would eventually buy the building. A few months later, in February 2011, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the University of Montana, reiterating what was stated in the memos. And then on March 14, 2011, federal agents raided Janetski’s building, confiscating 718 marijuana plants grown by his tenants, Michael Kassner and Tyler Roe. The two providers were charged with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. Janetski was, too.

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Kassner and Roe were sentenced to about a year in prison after pleading guilty to the conspiracy charge. Late last year, Janetski also pled guilty, to “maintaining drug-involved premises,” which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years. He’ll be sentenced on April 19. His attorney, Todd Glazier, expects Janetski to get about three years. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy didn’t allow Montana’s medical marijuana law to be used as a defense. “It doesn’t make sense,” Glazier says, “that the United States attorney is able to come to Montana and say we’re not going to prosecute and then his underlings turn around and say, ‘We’re not...even going to give you a chance to introduce that defense.’ So we were screwed. Jon had no choice but to go ahead and take the offer, because he was either looking at the three years or 10 years under the mandatory minimum.” Glazier believes Janetski is the first landlord snared by the federal raids of Montana medical marijuana businesses last year. His case appears to significantly widen the circle of prosecutions, not just to the hundreds of landlords around the state who rented space to providers for dispensaries and grow houses, but also, potentially, to anyone with an indirect business relationship with them, such as banks that held their money or newspapers that ran their ads. Matthew Frank

Business Want skin with that mocha? Ooh La Latte may be gone, but there will still be ample skin in Missoula’s coffee community. The locally owned kiosk, which blended scantily clad women with morning mochas, was bought out earlier this month by Seattle-based Baristas, which has a business model that’s just as unclothed. Baristas CEO Barry Henthorn describes his kiosks as costume-themed “entertainment.” Take March 26. It’s sports day for most Baristas locations. In Seattle, baristas are dressed in Seahawks or Sonics attire. At the Missoula location, on Harrier Drive near Montana Harley-Davidson, which reopened as Baristas March 5, Henthorn says the girls could be sporting Maulers outfits. “Of course, I’m sure it would have a lot of cuts from some scissors in it before it would be something they’d wear,” he adds. The company’s second location, behind the Lucky Strike Casino on Russell Street, is set to open under the new name next week.

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Ooh La Latte was a bit of a shock to Missoula when it opened two years ago. Co-owner Tim Wilson wasn’t shy about the “wow” factor. Missoula still hasn’t seen the boom in lurid kiosks that Seattle has in recent years. The shock is somewhat ironic, Henthorn says, considering the glut of other Seattle coffee kiosks that boast female baristas in little more than body paint, glitter and thongs. “We’ve been welcomed as a classy alternative and a classy twist to something that was kind of a phenomenon in the Seattle area,” he says.

Baristas has expanded over the past six months, opening kiosks in Florida, Texas, Arizona and New Jersey. Henthorn is eyeing additional locations in Oregon. Emmy-winning M&M Productions is even shooting a reality TV show about the company. Baristas says it will profile the “fierce competition” among employees, as well as the challenges in expanding the business. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries investigated 16 complaints against Baristas last fall. Employees claimed they didn’t always get paid, and that when they did, the company’s checks were often unsigned or bounced. The U.S. Department of Labor independently sued Baristas in October for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act dating back to August 2009. DOL filed for back wages and damages linked to poor record-keeping and unpaid overtime, and separately assessed the company $42,075, alleging the violations were willful. Henthorn has stated publicly that the company is working to resolve these issues. As for any feathers ruffled in Missoula over the continued sexification of coffee, he says the Baristas model is “not for everybody.” Alex Sakariassen

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University of Montana Hold the course The University of Montana’s plans to build a new College of Technology campus on the UM Golf Course are prompting a group of locals calling themselves “Advocates for Missoula’s Future” to ramp up their opposition to the project. “The movement is starting to grow,” says Ian Lange, who’s working to prevent UM from erecting buildings on the city’s oldest golf course. UM President Royce Engstrom announced in December that the university plans to build its new COT campus on the 88-year-old course. This month, the Advocates began gathering signatures of like-minded locals who have a laundry list of concerns about UM’s plans for a new COT. As of March 27, the Advocates’ online petition had 97 signatures. The group doesn’t dispute that COT needs new digs. Classes at the school’s South Avenue West facility are sometimes held in doublewide trailers. But they say that UM’s planning process has been less than transparent. For instance, they want to know why a 2005 plan for an environmentally friendly COT campus, called the “Futures Park” at Fort Missoula, was scrapped in favor of building on the golf course, seen as a precious piece of urban open space. “The whole thing just doesn’t make sense,” says Lange, who’s a professor emeritus in UM’s Department of Geosciences. Lange and the Advocates also want to know where the tax dollars that funded the Fort Missoula plan went. In 2004, former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns secured a $750,000 grant for the college through the U.S. Department of Energy. Congress also appropriated $750,000 annually for a four-year term to support Futures Park's development. “We’re talking about our tax money here,” Lange says. The university did not respond to questions posed by the Independent stemming from the Advocates’ concerns. UM has announced that it intends to ask the Montana Legislature during the 2013 session for $47 million to build the new campus on the golf course. The Advocates plan on submitting their petition to UM administrators, the Montana Board of Regents and, Lange says, perhaps most importantly, Montana lawmakers. “We’re going to meet with some legislators; I think that’s the key.” Jessica Mayrer

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Suicides in Flathead County in 2011. The suicide rate in the Flathead has more than tripled in the last four years.

etc. This recent hubbub about pink slime had us freaked. We love hamburgers. Typically we don’t worry much about fallout from our our bar-food-and-beer diet. But when we spotted photos on Facebook of “lean, finely textured beef,” aka pink slime, our once impervious stomach churned. LFTB is supposed to be meat. It’s made with connective tissue and fatty scraps. Bits are warmed, blended and treated with ammonium hydroxide, a chemical also used in cleaning products, fertilizers and explosives. In LFTB, it’s used to kill salmonella and E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says LFTB is “generally recognized as safe.” Even so, a mounting public outcry prompted McDonalds to pull the goo from its burgers last August. ABC News reported earlier this month that the stuff is in as much as 70 percent of hamburger sold in supermarkets. Montana Sen. Jon Tester joined the growing outcry March 19, calling upon the USDA to take it off school lunch menus. During the past several days, grocery chains including Albertson’s and Safeway said they would stop selling it. But what about bar burgers? Missoula bars wouldn’t serve us slime, would they? Flipper’s Casino offers our favorite burger. Flipper’s, we learned, gets its ground beef from K and C Foods in Missoula. Our stomach still churning, we visited K and C. Walking into K and C’s Alder Street headquarters brought an immediate sense of relief. To the left, atop a stainless steel counter, sat four large and beautiful hunks of beef. To the right sat James “Whitey” Caplis, who has owned K and C Foods since 1959. He’s 82, hard of hearing and ornery. He quickly put our doubts to rest. “I don’t buy that,” he said. “I don’t even put it in my sausages. You get straight burger.” The hunks of beef on the counter were recently bulls roaming a Butte ranch, he said. Caplis adds fattier pieces from larger cuts, too. Those come from St. Helen’s Beef in Washington. The result is a burger that’s about 85 percent lean, is 15 percent fat and comes with no pink slime. Caplis also sells ground beef to Curley’s Broiler, Paul’s Pancake Parlor, the Press Box, Tamarack Brewing Co., the Missoula Club, the Shack and the Big Sky Drive-In. We are so relieved. And now, back to our diet.

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Was it the deed sale? Kalispell man loses home, takes own life by Jessica Mayrer

John Jeffery Parsons lived alone with a tax bills attached to 377 Flathead County Parsons’s suicide marks the second cat in a one-bedroom home on a tree-lined properties; that marked a five-year high, sec- example this past year of western Montana street in Kalispell. He had a lot of friends. ond only to 2007, when investors pur- homeowners losing property through the But they say he was never one to burden chased 364 liens, including the one on tax deed process. In Missoula, Betty C. Parsons’s home. other people with his feelings. Museus was evicted in 2011 after a VirginiaOnce a property owner becomes delin- based company called the Mooring Tax “John was very quiet concerning his private affairs,” says Jim Swab, who as quent, a series of interest charges and Asset Group assumed ownership of her president of the Glacier National Park penalties are assessed. “It mounts up Park Street home. Associates oversaw Parsons’s volunteer quick,” says Krantz. Homeowners have a Museus was an elderly recluse who didwork with the organization. “He didn’t 36-month redemption period to settle the n’t respond to mail. She stopped paying talk about his financial world. He didn’t tab before the deed is sold. Krantz says taxes on her property in 2004. In 2006, that’s usually what happens. talk about his job.” MTAG paid the outstanding $5,822.09 tax In fact, she says during the past five bill. The property is worth $264,700. In the early 1990s, Parsons worked as a land-use planner for Flathead County. He years in Flathead County, only 22 properMissoula City Councilman Jon later worked as a consultant for local devel- ties actually changed ownership through Wilkins lived close to Museus. He was opers. And he spent hundreds of hours the tax deed process. Of those, the Montana appalled to learn that she had been evictevery summer volunteering for GNPA. He Land Project, the same company that now ed. As the Independent reported in also helped to organize functions for area holds title to Parsons’ former house, October, Wilkins’s outrage prompted the nonprofits, including The Flathead Youth acquired 10. councilman to call upon the Montana Home. “John would do anyLegislature to craft greater thing for you,” Swab says. legal protections. Parsons’s friends are Wilkins says he was troustill trying to understand bled to hear that the tax deed why he committed suicide. process may also have conIn the early morning hours tributed to Parsons’s death. “I of March 9, the 56-year-old just know that it was a set off an explosion that— tragedy, and it probably could fueled by chemicals, have been prevented.” propane cylinders and live Wilkins is working on a ammunition—destroyed his couple of ideas for legal home, sent debris into reforms. For starters, he says neighboring yards and investors should be required ended his life. to provide counties with their names and phone numbers Many questions remain when purchasing liens. “They about what prompted should be really transparent.” Parsons to kill himself. Photo courtesy of Jim and Sue Swab However, it is clear that he John Jeffery Parsons in happier days He also wants people was losing his house after slated to lose their homes to It’s not unusual for investors to sell receive an in-person visit to ensure they failing to pay property taxes on it properties back to the previous owners understand the tax deed process. “That’s since 2007. A Great Falls-based company, the after acquiring a deed. But the Montana our main goal,” Wilkins says, “to get an Montana Land Project, last year assumed the Land Project is tough to track, Krantz says. agency to do a welfare check.” He may have a tough time persuaddeed to Parson’s 9th Avenue West home. The The company “has been hard to get ahold Montana Land Project used what’s called the of to even see if they’ll give it back to you.” ing Kalispell State Sen. Bruce Tutvedt. The Flathead County Treasurer’s Office Parsons’s death was “heart wrenching,” “tax-deed process,” a legal mechanism that allows a third party to pay an outstanding has no phone number on record for the Tutvedt says. But the Republican lawMontana Land Project, nor has the company maker says he would likely resist further tax bill and take ownership of a property. In 2010, the Montana Land Project paid provided the names of its managers. The legislation of the tax deed process. “At Flathead County $3,446.53 in outstanding only contact information on record with the the end of the day, the taxpayer has to be property tax and interest. In exchange, the county treasurer is a Great Falls post office held accountable.” company acquired a lien on Parsons’s land. box. State law does not require that compaIf Wilkins has his way, this debate will In Oct. 2011, the company paid another nies doing business in Montana provide continue during Montana’s 2013 Legislative $1,380.30 to acquire the deed to his home. physical addresses, manager names or Session. As for Parsons, among his last acts The Montana Department of Revenue val- phone numbers. was to donate $1,400 to Glacier National “We asked them for their phone num- Park Associates. Swab, of GNPA, says the ues the house at $108,200. Parsons wasn’t alone in his tax trou- ber,” Krantz says. “But they wouldn’t give it nonprofit received the check hours after bles. Tax liens are becoming an increasingly to us.” According to the Montana Secretary Parsons’s death. popular investment in the Flathead, says of State’s Office, Tiffany Bergan and Brion Parsons’s friends will hold a memorial Flathead County Treasurer Adele Krantz. Lindseth, both of Great Falls, manage the service for him on April 28 at 2 p.m. at Lone And there’s no shortage of liens to acquire. Montana Land Project. Neither Bergan nor Pine State Park. In 2011, third-party investors like the Lindseth returned phone calls from the Montana Land Project paid the delinquent Independent seeking comment. jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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Last week, national intelligence agencies released the unclassified version of a report which predicts that nations and regions will increasingly go to war over water as global warming, population and consumption continue to grow. Living in a headwaters state, Montanans know well just how precious the abundant clean waters flowing from our mountains and unsullied wilderness areas are to our economy, lifestyles and health. Increasingly, however, it appears that what will really count in the future will not be simply water quantity, but water quality. And in that regard, Montana, even with its headwaters location, is not immune from threat. Front and center in any discussion of water these days are the impacts from the hydraulic fracturing or “fracking� now taking place on a massive scale across Montana and the nation. Despite industry assurances that the process is safe, almost daily new studies are debunking the safety of fracking and documenting the serious groundwater problems that are increasingly occurring. At issue are both the known and unknown chemical constituents of some 750 compounds now being forced underground at almost unimaginable pressures to shatter rock and release hydrocarbons. Here in Montana, the economic frenzy over developing the Bakken formation is a driving force behind calls by politicians from both parties for “streamlined� permitting, “cutting red tape� and reducing “hurdles� to energy development. Those are all long overused political weasel words that mean nothing more than reduced regulation of corporate interests hidden behind the endless “jobs� mantra. But what they portend is serious, perhaps incurable, pollution that will far outlast the current energy boom and plague generations to come. Unfortunately, Montanans have been down this long and ugly road before and, if current indicators are accurate, we’re about to get another environmental drubbing from the 2013 legislature when they hit the capitol in less than a year. For those who

think otherwise, perhaps a quick look at what the Idaho legislature has just done may give pause for thought. Despite opposition from the vast majority of those who testified in both its House and Senate hearings, the Idaho legislature passed and Governor Butch Otter recently signed into law HB 464, which assures the oil and gas industry that counties will not be able to adopt ordinances to protect their groundwater from frackingcaused pollution. The measure was steam-

What these weasel words portend is serious, perhaps incurable, pollution that will far outlast the current energy boom and plague generations to come. rolled through the Republican-controlled legislature even though many of those testifying identified themselves as Republicans while pointing out the blatant hypocrisy that Idaho is willing to fight federal government intrusion on states’ rights, but has no problem enacting a law to force state intrusion on cities’ and counties’ rights. It’s probably a good wager that we will be seeing similar legislation in Montana next year. Fracking, while the front and center issue of the day, is unfortunately not the only major threat to the precious and dwindling groundwater upon which we all rely. In the last few years, studies have been conducted in the Bozeman-Gallatin Valley, the Helena Valley and the Missoula Valley to

look at contamination of both private and public water wells. The results have been, in a word, shocking. In virtually every case, scientists detected more than 28 industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and even insect repellant in the groundwater in everyday use at homes, businesses and eateries. The chemicals come from a variety of sources, including agricultural practices, people flushing and excreting pharmaceuticals down the toilet and municipal runoff. When the results were first released, we were given the usual pacifier that many of the chemicals were only detectable in very small amounts. Yet, in the case of the Helena Valley studies, researchers said that even in those minute proportions, the health effects of certain chemicals were virtually unknown. This week, however, those effects were more fully explained when a team of scientists published a report titled “Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: LowDose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses.� Based on reviews of 800 studies, researchers found that it’s “remarkably common� for even very minute concentrations of hormone-disrupting chemicals to have significant effects on human health–not to mention that of the rest of the ecosystem’s inhabitants. The more we look, the more we learn. The more we learn, the more obvious it is that industry has lied to us to serve its profit motives. The imperative to keep our precious water clean rather than hope for some miracle cure to restore it after it’s polluted is now before us. Instead of making it easier to pollute our water, we should be treating every watershed as the precious resource it is. Our water wars are here now—and clean water is well worth the fight. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@missoulanews.com.

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Fracking is inevitable Better learn to live with the big new gun by Randy Udall

New technologies are riderless horses. They have a mind of their own and go where they want. Someone invents the personal computer, and 40 years later you spend hours each day surfing the internet. Travel agents disappear, software engineers are born. Outside Las Vegas, soldiers sit in darkened rooms piloting drones with joysticks, raining hellfire down on Taliban fighters a world away. Disruptive technologies don’t care what you think or who you are. They’ll sweep you up and drag you along. That’s where we are right now with hydraulic fracking, horizontal drilling, downhole telemetry, 3D seismic surveying and the host of related technologies that have unlocked shale gas and “tight” oil plays like North Dakota’s Bakken field, where more rigs are at work than in Saudi Arabia. Recent history teaches that geology rocks and science rules. The sexy rocks in petroleum geology have always been porous sandstones and limestones, easy formations willing to surrender the goods. In contrast, black shales, the original wellsprings of all petroleum wealth, have been overlooked, even though geologists knew them to be everywhere. Yes, you could drill them, and a few did, but generally you were pouring sand down a rat hole. Now, that world has been overthrown. If Prudhoe Bay’s startup in 1977 was the energy equivalent of a sugar-high sending 2 million barrels per day gushing south, the “shale gale” has been a hit on a crack pipe. Since 2000, the equivalent of 4 million barrels per day of new natural gas has hit the market. Two Prudhoes, and no one saw it coming. Like all revolutions, this one has had unanticipated consequences. It’s crashed the price of natural gas, saving your family $200 this year alone. It’s idled 10,000 uneconomic coalbed methane wells in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. It’s triggered a leasing frenzy across Colorado’s Front Range, where the Niobrara play is the hot new ticket. The blowback is everywhere. Cheap

natural gas has enabled utilities to close dozens of sclerotic, polluting coal plants. In response, coal companies propose to export their surplus coal to Asia, enabling China, with its tremendous energy appetite, to nibble on Wyoming and Montana. Fracking has put a dagger in the nuclear renaissance, and created challenging head-

Since 2000, the equivalent of 4 million barrels per day of new natural gas has hit the market. Two Prudhoe Bays, and no one saw it coming. winds for renewables. Fracking, together with weak regulations and gutless politicians, is the reason that Pinedale, Wyo., and Vernal, Utah, now have worse wintertime smog than Los Angeles, New York or Houston. You may say you want a revolution, but generally you don’t. Predictably, fracking, the high-pressure injection of massive amounts of water, sand and toxic chemicals a mile underground, has sparked controversy. It is nearly impossible to turn on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow or FOX TV without finding someone either deploring or celebrating its arrival. Fracking took a whirl in President Obama’s State of the Union address. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper records industry-penned radio announcements extolling its safety. Conferences are held, talks are given, hands are waved. But there’s a key difference between

the internet revolution and these disruptive innovations in oil and gas: The former took over your brain; the latter threatens your water, your air, the land and wildlife you love, and perhaps even your perception of democracy. Yet the larger story has gone missing. With little discussion and less thought, and with barely a peep of civic protest, modern technology married ancient geology. What a fateful union, as this power-struck duo has enshrined oil and gas extraction as the dominant land use on our continent. Since 2000, oil and gas companies have leased a staggering amount of land in the Rockies, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Add it all up and the industry now holds drilling rights to at least 10 percent of the Lower 48, more land than is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, more land than we will plant in corn, wheat and soybeans, about 10 times as much acreage as we’ve paved—all given over to oil and gas for at least 50 years to come. Just in western Colorado, for example, Encana, Exxon and a company called Williams own a Yellowstone Park-sized chunk of land in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties. Nearly 50,000 oil and gas wells will be started in the United States this year, more than in all other nations combined. Roughly 90 percent of them wouldn’t be drilled unless their target zones could be fracked. Like it or not, and many of my friends seem to hate it, this technology has become one of the underpinnings of our civilization, as central to the way we live as the cell phone or computer. Tighter regulation of fracking, and indeed the entire petroleum industry, may be both imminent and long overdue, but this particular horse has already left the barn and is rapidly galloping across the entire planet. Randy Udall is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He writes about energy in Carbondale, Colorado.

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As gas creeps toward $4 per gallon and beyond, a funny yet not-so-surprising thing is happening: People are getting used to it, and quickly, too. At least according to my “research.” As a driver of a compact car, I often l feel like I’m on the verge of being run over and crushed by all the SUVs on the road, à la the monster truck Gravedigger. When I drive down Reserve, my rearview is not filled with other cars’ windshields but with bumpers and sometimes even oil pans of lifted-to-the-sky pickups and Suburbans filled with children (or maybe only with mom making a much-needed trip to Costco). Believe me, I understand that you need that rig to travel these dangerous wintertime streets (I’m making fun of you now). The reality is that the difference between $3 and $4 gas isn’t much for the average person; for businesses it is, but most of us really have no clue how much we spend per month on fuel. What if one day fuel costs went up 1,000 percent? What if it were rationed? What if we just plain ran out and only the cops and the military could gas up each

day? That’s called Peak Oil, and it’s one divisive term. Hippies overuse it and portend that it will be here soon; conservative wing-nuts pretend it doesn’t exist and that it will never happen. Both sides are wrong. It’s already happened: in Cuba. That is the premise of the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. The film shows how Cubans altered their lives after losing their supply of Soviet oil (as well as food imports) in 1990. The people moved away from highly mechanized farming to more organic methods in urban areas. They rode bikes. They walked. It certainly wasn’t fun or easy and there is no doubt we have it easier than many Cubans do, but it couldn’t hurt to ask yourself this: What would I do if I couldn’t buy 128 ounces of ketchup at Costco every month? Transition Town Missoula presents the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil at the Missoula Public Library in the large meeting room, on Tue., Apr. 3, at 6:30 PM. Free.

THURSDAY MARCH 29

free HIV testing. 610 N. California. 1–4 PM. Free. Call 721-1646.

Can soccer unite disparate factions of people? Is the game really more than a game? Find out at the Peace and Justice Film Series screening of the documentary Pelada. Gallagher Business Bldg. Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free.

For all those affected by epilepsy come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent Living Center. 700 SW Higgins. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707.

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TUESDAY APRIL 3

Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s Intercultural Dialogue Group, a monthly meeting that aims to bring together people from various backgrounds for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Every last Fri. of the month at 4:30 PM in the library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsoleck during Compassionate Communication Non-Violent Communication Weekly Practice Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free.

The St. Patrick Hospital Health and Sciences Center sponsors the panel discussion Turning the Tide: A Spiritual Response to a Planet in Crisis, which features panelists from a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds. Broadway Bldg. Conf. Center. 7 PM. free.

YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691.

The Northern Rockies Rising Tide fights for the northern Rockies, including tackling the megaload issue and so much more. Jeannette Rankin Peace Center back room. 510 S. Higgins Ave. 7–8:30 PM.

SUNDAY APRIL 1 Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 2–4 PM. occupymissoula.org.

MONDAY APRIL 2 Blue Mountain Clinic, along with the Missoula AIDS Council, offers free, anonymous and blood-

Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 1-3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

I say plan for the worst, so if you’re like me see how Cuba survived after it was cut off from the USSR’s oil supply when Transition Town Missoula presents the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil at the Missoula Public Library, large downstairs meeting rm. 6:30 PM. Free.

THURSDAY APRIL 5 The Ravalli County Museum hosts Dr. E.B. Eiselein for his lecture Native American Spirituality, which delves into the different spiritual traditions of native North Americans. 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 6–7:30 PM. Free.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - After Michele Grasso, 27, was convicted of drug dealing in 2008, he disappeared and eluded Italian authorities until this February, when he posted photos on his Facebook page of himself at London’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum posing with a model of Barack Obama and working as a waiter. Italian police contacted British police, who arrested Grasso and returned him to Italy. (Italy’s ANSA news agency) Police arrested Eric Lee King, 21, on suspicion of stealing a television in Eagan, Minn., after he tried to conceal it in his pants. An officer spotted King leaving a business walking “straight-legged, shuffling his feet and not bending his knees,” while trying to hold up his sagging pants. The officer called to King, who kept walking as if he didn’t hear, so the officer got out of his cruiser and approached King. He noticed a 19-inch flat screen TV shoved down the man’s pants, as well as a remote, a power cord and a bottle of brake fluid. (Minneapolis-St. Paul’s KSTP-TV) THEY SELDOM SERVE WHO STAND AND WATCH - English firefighters summoned to rescue Simon Burgess, 41, found the victim floating face down in a 3-foot-deep model boating lake in Gosport, Hampshire. They refused to enter the water because it was above their ankles. “The officers were trained to go into ankle-deep water, which is level one, so we waited for level-two officers, who can go into chest high,” Tony Nicholls, a watch manager at Gosport fire station said. “One of the police officers told me he would like to go in the water, and I advised him in the strongest terms not to.” Nicholls added that because the body had already been in the water for five or 10 minutes when he arrived, “I made an assessment it was a body retrieval and not a rescue.” (Britain’s The Telegraph) MISGUIDED TOURS - Eight months after one of the deadliest tornados in American history destroyed much of Joplin, Mo., and killed 161 people, the city’s convention and visitors bureau discussed offering guided tours through the hardest-hit neighborhoods. Bureau director Patrick Tuttle insisted the appeal to sightseers was “not about busted-up neighborhoods or destroyed cars or body parts” but meant to promote Joplin’s recovery to outsiders. He explained the idea for the disaster tour came in response to a survey of people stopping at a Missouri welcome center along Interstate 44. When tornado victims and others objected to the guided tours, the bureau settled for printing a map showing the tornado’s path so visitors could find devastated areas themselves. (The Huffington Post) Tourists are flocking to Harlem’s black churches, not to hear the word of God but to take pictures of the church and service and listen to gospel music. Visitors, mostly white and from abroad, often outnumber the worshippers, many of whom object to the tourists’ casual clothing, inappropriate picture taking and walking out during the sermon. But the churches make money from tour operators, whose business comes from people curious to experience what they’ve seen on TV and in movies. “Our building is in need of repair,” Paul Henderson, a member of Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, explained. “We need assistance. They’re helping to sustain us.” (Associated Press) SUPERLATIVE LAND - Nepal announced it’s seeking money and expertise from foreign donors so it can measure the exact height of Mount Everest to settle a dispute with neighboring China. Nepal says the world’s tallest mountain is 29,028 feet, whereas China insists it’s 29,017 feet. Lacking money and technical skill for a new measurement, Krishna Raj B.C., director general of Nepal’s Department of Survey, called for “the support and involvement of internationally known scientists” to take new readings that are “acceptable to the global community.” (Reuters) A Guinness World Records team declared Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, to be “the world’s shortest living man.” Dangi stands 21.5 inches. The previous shortest man in the world was Junrey Balawing, 18, of the Philippines, who measured 23.5 inches. (Reuters) EVERY VOTE COUNTS - While going door-to-door campaigning for re-election in Latimer County, Ark., Sheriff Robbie Brooks said he recognized the smell of marijuana when homeowner Jerry Paulk, 65, “walked to the door holding a burning joint, clipped to the end of a set of hemostats.” Brooks removed Paulk and two women from the home while deputies obtained a search warrant. They found more marijuana and an indoor marijuana grow room. Brooks said that after his arrest, Paulk thanked him for treating him so well and promised to vote for him. (Fort Smith’s KFSM-TV) REASONABLE EXPLANATION - Investigators in Seminole County, Fla., charged Sara Barnes, 26, with starting a fire in the woods that burned down “The Senator,” the world’s oldest pond cypress tree. After finding photos of the fire on her phone and computer, authorities said Barnes admitted starting the fire while doing drugs so she could see what she was doing. (Orlando’s WESH-TV) OOPS AND OOPSER - When Rick Bonnell, a sports reporter for The Charlotte Observer, wrote that a player was recovering from a “herniated disc,” a copy editor noted the paper’s style spelled the injury “disk” and changed the “c” to a “k.” The copy editor also made a typo, however, changing the “s” to a “c.” (Editor & Publisher) Authorities in Hall County, Fla., locked down West Hall middle and high schools after a member of the community reported receiving a text message saying, “gunman be at west hall today.” Police investigators who tracked the phone number learned the sender was arranging a meeting, but an auto-correct feature of the sender’s phone had changed “gunna” to “gunman.” (Gainesville Times) UNCIVIL LIBERTIES - Witnesses said a man in his 30s began punching a 67-year-old man in one of the boxes during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Brahms Symphony No. 2. The younger man left before police arrived and learned the men had been fighting over seats. The concert continued throughout the incident, although patrons said conductor Riccardo Muti gave the two men a sharp, irritating look—one person called it “dagger eyes”—before continuing with the third movement. (Chicago Sun-Times) SAFETY-NET FOLLIES - Convicted killer Anthony “Chopper” Garcia, 22, received more than $30,000 in unemployment benefits from 2008 to 2010 while doing time in Los Angeles County jail. Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Garcia’s father and two girlfriends cashed the fraudulently obtained checks and deposited the money to inmate accounts of Garcia and fellow gang members. (Associated Press)

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he morning sun casts a glow over the prairie on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in northeastern Montana. There’s a chill in the air; when the big bull in the pasture snorts, he emits a plume of steam. The cows and calves and other bulls around him move as one, plodding from one side of their two-acre paddock to the other. A few straggle from the group to feed from a pile of hay. Their eyes drift upward, past the thick metal bars of the seven-foot fence that separates them from miles of open plain. The bison came by daylight two days ago, although it might as well have been by night. Officials kept the timing of the relocation quiet and were undeterred when a snowstorm blew in. Word spread fast on Fort Peck, though. Dozens of cars

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moment alone with the animals, before the drummers and SUVs and politicians descended. I wanted to absorb the latest chapter of a battle that stretches back decades, if not centuries. A breeze mingles the smells of dry grass and dirt with the dusty, musky scent of bison. I remember it well. The Dakota Zoo, in Bismarck, used to be thick with it. On school field trips, I’d watch the bison wallow in their pasture and compare them to the buffalo nickels I kept in a drawer in my room. I still remember how the bison hide felt, coarse and tangled, at the North Dakota Heritage Center museum. I haven’t been back to the Plains in the spring for a long time. Hooves trample the hard earth. The big bull snorts again, his gaze steady. A

story and photos by Alex Sakariassen met the bison convoy as it crossed the Missouri River. Tribal members greeted the animals late on March 19 with drums, cameras and Sioux songs. The bison, 64 to start, had been driven about 500 miles northeast from Corwin Springs with only one incident: A yearling died en route. Now the herd numbers 63. At first light, I drove the 25 miles northeast from Wolf Point over cracked highway, loose gravel and 200 yards of deep, crisscrossed ruts in order to get a

Members of the Yellowstone bison herd resettle on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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few whitetail deer graze on a hillside nearby. After half an hour, a truck rumbles down the dirt road driven by Llewellyn Gray Hawk, Fort Peck’s newly appointed bison manager, bringing a bale of hay. He rolls down his window as I approach. “They’re still here,” he says. “Why wouldn’t they be?” I ask. “Oh, I thought some judge or someone was going to come up and take them away in the middle of the night.”


The bison keep eating hay, peering at a world they haven’t roamed in more than 120 years.

HERE TO STAY Nobody knows for sure how many bison roamed the Plains of North America hundreds of years ago. Estimates range from 25 to 60 million. Their range stretched west from Pennsylvania to southern Alberta and as far south as Mexico and the Florida Panhandle. Tribes throughout the West called themselves the “people of the buffalo.” They included the animal in their creation stories and considered them spiritual kin. Plains Indians hunted the huge herds for centuries. Bison provided everything: food, clothing, weapons and shelter. By the late 1880s, however, whites had hunted the bison to near extinction. And the removal of North America’s largest terrestrial animal made room for herds of domesticated cattle. Some of the last free-ranging bison held out in the Pelican Valley of Yellowstone National Park, in a herd numbering less than 30. Nationwide, fewer than 2,000 bison survived the slaughter. Through careful breeding and raising, conservationists in the 20th century have managed to bring the number of bison in North America up to nearly half a million. Fewer than 14,000 are considered wild and genetically pure, however—the Yellowstone herd among them. The rest, including the herds already at Fort Peck and Fort Belknap, have been partly domesticated through crossbreeding with cattle and are raised largely for human consumption. Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who’s been instrumental in getting the Yellowstone bison to Fort Peck, calls the crossbreeds “mongrels.” Given the venerable place that bison hold in ceremonies among Plains tribes such as the Assiniboine and Sioux, genetic purity carries a lot of weight in Indian Country. So, too, does the idea of restoring wild herds to the prairie. Bison today are largely treated like livestock, confined to private herds and wildlife preserves. Those that wander

north out of Yellowstone are hazed back inside the park’s boundaries by state agents on horseback, in helicopters and on ATVs. If the bison venture onto private property, they’re shipped to a quarantine facility. Fear over the spread of brucellosis, a disease that can cause ungulate calves to be stillborn, has kept them under close scrutiny. Even the new Fort Peck herd were given ear tags. At Fort Peck Community College, Schweitzer pounds the podium with his

line the back. They’ve come to celebrate the bison’s return and to thank those responsible. Everyone keeps saying the same thing: “Today is a good day.” Schweitzer tells the crowd that this herd will be the starting point for pockets of genetically pure bison at other locations throughout the West. “May the bison roam free,” he says. “And may we recapture the pride that existed for 400 generations before we destroyed them.” No bison truly roam free these days,

left hand again and again and again, mimicking the sound of the drum circle at his inauguration in 2005. The thuds continue through the first few minutes of his speech on the occasion of the return of the bison to Fort Peck. “When we took the bison, we took a part of the soul of the Indian people,” he says. “Now they’re back—and they’re here to stay.” There are elders in the audience this morning. Tribal leaders line the front of the room, school children from Frazier

not in the way elk, deer, antelope, moose and scores of other natives species do. It took years just to put this new herd in a two-acre enclosure here. Already, the tribe is being forced to build a stronger fence, one that will not only keep the bison in but the deer, elk and antelope out. They and their conservation partners, Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation, have already sunk $200,000 into fences, solar-powered water tanks and other improvements to

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Gov. Brian Schweitzer at a pipe ceremony on Fort Peck

accommodate this offshoot of the Yellowstone herd. Until the fencing improvements are made, the new herd will have to remain in their small paddock.

RUN OVER Not everyone is thrilled to see wild bison come to Fort Peck. Cory Swanson, a Helena attorney representing landowners who are suing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks over the relocation, says their opposition was never about keeping bison away from the tribes. Ranchers last

year decried similar proposals to relocate bison to state land at the Marias River and Spotted Dog wildlife management areas. “It was about sending bison all over the state with what many believe is an ill-conceived plan specifically because you want wild, free-roaming bison,” Swanson says. “That’s the issue.” The March 19 relocation was rushed and hushed; Swanson has called it “a sneak attack.” Last December, FWP commissioners said they wanted to review any management plan before bison were moved from Yellowstone, Swanson says,

Left: Iris Grey Bull next to the Fort Peck bison pen; right: Llewellyn Gray Hawk, Fort Peck’s bison manager

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adding, “That clearly didn’t happen. It was signed and, boom, off we went with bison shipment.” Landowners are concerned about fence standards and brucellosis test protocol being met, Swanson says, and about bison breaking out of their pasture and wandering onto private property. They don’t feel their concerns have been heard. “Had [the state] done this the right way, I don’t even know if there’d be a lawsuit today,” he says. “We might be supporting the tribes’ right to own bison. Instead, we’ve been run over at every turn.”

The bison that were moved from Yellowstone to Fort Peck have been tested repeatedly for brucellosis at the quarantine facility in Corwin Springs; none have tested positive. The Department of the Interior has altered its position several times in the recent past on whether the Yellowstone herds are brucellosis-free, while Schweitzer is fond of pointing out that “these bison are less likely to have brucellosis than any other animal in Montana, including my dog, Jag.” Ranchers are still upset that they’re here. Swanson’s plaintiffs finally saw their request for a restraining order against additional bison shipments granted March 22—the same morning that four more bison left Corwin Springs for Fort Peck. The tribes have argued that the bison are now on sovereign soil, so the state can’t ship any of them back. It’s hard sometimes to believe these passive animals could have caused such a stir. Yet as recently as last spring, lawmakers tried to restrict bison relocation statewide. Even Schweitzer nearly derailed this move in December, when he refused to allow any bison to be moved anywhere in the state. His announcement came in the midst of a spat with the Department of the Interior over placing some Yellowstone bison on the National Bison Range in Moiese, the same week the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission approved the move to Fort Peck. Schweitzer backed off within days.

CIRCLE OF LIFE Almost everyone wants to get close to them. Out at the bison ranch, Schweitzer leans against the new enclosure and stares at the herd. “That’s a big bull,” he says to no one in particular. Jag, his border collie, crouches nearby, his eyes fixed on the bison, his body tensed.


After a few minutes, the dog slips under the fence, into the pasture. Schweitzer quickly calls him back. During his 2004 gubernatorial campaign, Schweitzer promised to build more tolerance for bison in Montana. He’s failed on numerous occasions, including in his effort to establish genetically pure herds on state land. But today is not necessarily about years-old promises. In a way, it’s more about coming through for Indian Country, he says. “In the Indian world, everything is a circle. It’s a circle of life. Look at a tribal council chambers and it’s in a circle. Thinking is done in a circular way. There’s a rhythm to that... To return these genetically pure bison to this place is, in a way, completing the circle of life.” Tribal Councilman Tom Christian directs the 40 or so folks who made the trek to the bison paddock to gather around a buffalo robe near the southeast corner of the fence. He sits in a circle with Schweitzer, Gray Hawk, tribal wildlife manager Robert Magnan and a dozen others. One by one, they cleanse their faces and chests with sage smoke. Christian packs a tribal pipe with tobacco and begins a Sioux prayer. His voice is drowned out by a half-circle of round drummers. Their drumming and singing drifts over the bison enclosure, driving the animals to the far corner. Iris Grey Bull stands near the fence solemnly, casting her eyes now and then to the bison. Back at the college, she’d been one of the few to raise her hand with a comment. She was glad to see the bison

come home. It’s part of a healing process for the tribe, she said. Now they can grow stronger. “If any of you have ever looked at a map, the water and the rivers on this reservation form buffalo,” she said. “The big bull is facing east, and there are four cow buffalo facing west.” Some people pulled a rock out of the ground recently. “It was shaped like a buffalo.” After the pipe ceremony, I ask former Tribal Council Vice Chairwoman Roxann Smith what’s next. The bison are here, and if all goes according to plan, half of them will be bound for a new home on

Fort Belknap as early as this summer. Tribal members will be allowed to hunt some of them. The animals will provide ceremonial supplies, healthy meat for local schools, even a chance to boost tourism in a part of the state seldom visited by anyone but Bakken oil workers and truckers on the Hi-Line. “I just hope we have more opportunities to bring our young people out here,” Smith says. The butchering of bison is one of the most important ceremonies her people have. In Poplar, students from Frazier were asking if they’d

have an opportunity to participate in that ceremony. Smith says she sees the bison as one part of a larger effort to preserve the fading parts of Native American culture. “You heard it from the mouths of babes,” she says. “They want to learn about these traditions... Now our children are going to be able to take part.” Charles Headdress, a member of the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board, says he wishes his grandfather were alive to see this day. His grandfather always wanted to see bison restored to the reservation. “It’s unbelievable to me, being a member of the Assiniboine tribe. These animals roamed this area back when my ancestors were great warriors. We’re still great warriors now, but the bison are finally back.” The tribal shuttles crawl back up the hill. Schweitzer’s disappeared. So have the representatives from the Department of the Interior. Only a scattering of folks from the National Wildlife Federation and Defenders of Wildlife remain, their camera crews snapping a few last shots before packing up. I take a last look at the bison. They’re still grouped at the far end of their paddock, startled by the sound of a dozen or more engines straining up the dirt road. A few younger bison chase one another around the hay that Gray Hawk dropped this morning. Calving season is approaching. In three months, the herd will be grazing over the surrounding hills. By then, the smell of bison will be thick on the land. asakariassen@missoulanews.com

Left: A drum circle performs the Flag Song at Fort Peck Community College. Right: Tom Christian prepares for the pipe ceremony.

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Eat your green mulch FLASHINTHEPAN Across the Midwest, New England and Canada, high-temperature records are being broken by the thousands—3,350 from March 12-18 alone. Meteorologists are scrambling to find anything comparable to weather that has been dubbed summer in March. Two days before the official end of winter, temperatures of 94 were recorded in South Dakota. If we’re having summer in March, what can we expect in July? Even in a normal summer, the process of mulching should be on every gardener’s mind as we say “good morning” to our gardens. But this year, the idea of heat-proofing the garden is especially timely. Mulching—covering the soil— helps regulate soil temperature and moisture while keeping the soil from blowing away in the wind. In addition to deflecting sun and wind, mulching can also block weed growth and prevent runoff from heavy rains, which many regions can expect more of in a warming climate. Mulching encourages a moist, healthy garden ecosystem, which is vital for healthy plant growth. Straw, leaves, grass clippings, pulled weeds, compost and other organic materials are typically used for mulch, as are living plants such as vetch between cornrows or clover in the orchard. Such living mulch, aka green mulch, can do everything a layer of straw can, and oftentimes more. Most green mulches are legumes that add nitrogen to the soil as they protect and stabilize it. But edible living mulches can be employed as well, with obvious benefits. Over the years, my garlic patch has functioned as a laboratory for edible mulch research. I used to mulch with straw, but I began seeing all that covered area between plants as wasted space. I began experimenting with a proprietary technique I call “hurling random vegetable seeds at the garlic patch.” I mixed together all the leftover seeds from previous gardens that I had saved in various baggies and crumpled envelopes. I threw handfuls of mixed seeds into the garlic to see what grew, how well it did and if it adversely affected the garlic.

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while above ground the bushy carrot tops guard the soil surface. Once the garlic is harvested, in July, the carrots have the whole patch to themselves and can stretch out comfortably into their expanded space. By the time the carrots are dug, I’ll have harvested three different crops in one season from the same piece of dirt: garlic, greens and carrots. The living mulch will have done a service for my topsoil by protecting it from the elements. And for what it’s worth, the extra biomass will have sucked up considerably more carbon dioxide than a dead layer of straw. That makes my living mulch garlic patch, by my calculation, a win-win-win-win-win situation. This kind of diversity-focused gardening falls into the broad category of agroecology, the practice of building diverse, sustainable agriculture systems based on ecological principles. While dismissed as non-scientific woo-woo by many who favor industrial-style farming, the discipline of agroecology is currently being taught at about 20 universities worldwide, including UC Santa Cruz, Iowa State and Penn State. A December 2010 report commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council examined hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific Photo by Ari LeVaux papers and concluded that agroecology has the potential to double food During the early stages of the season, when the production in marginally productive areas. These young garlic plants are just a few inches tall, these areas are often at risk of desertification, which hapgreens basically have the whole garlic patch to pens when the soil is overexposed. Activities that themselves. As soon as the leaves reach edible size, stall or reverse desertification, such as planting trees, I start harvesting them—just the leaves, not the are like mulching on a grand scale. Reclaiming desert facilitates the absorption of carbon dioxide via the whole plants. The other category is carrots, planted at the new topsoil, flush with microbes and plant roots. Even if you’re not a garlic grower, the principles same time as the greens. During the early season, the fast-growing greens tend to crowd and shade the car- behind my thrice-harvested patch can be applied to rots (though not the garlic, which is usually about six whatever you do grow. Given that this year is shapinches taller). By June, most of the leafy plants will ing up to be a hot one–with more likely to follow— now is a great time for this kind of mulchy thinking. have run their course and gone to seed. As the greens fade, the carrots begin to take over Whatever you grow and whatever you mulch with— between the garlic plants. Carrot and garlic will grow living or dead—the game is essentially the same: side by side, rarely getting in each other’s way. Cover as much ground as possible. If an edible Underground, carrot and garlic don’t butt roots, mulch can do the job, all the better. Bushy plants like tomatoes began swallowing garlic plants in late June and had to be pulled before they could produce. Plants in the mustard family, like broccoli and kale, grew poorly, perhaps victims of garlic’s well-known allelopathic behavior. Allelopathy is the ability of some plants to secrete substances into the soil, via the roots, which inhibit the growth of neighboring plants. Eventually two categories emerged as edible green mulches for the garlic patch. One category, the early-season greens, includes lettuce, radicchio, escarole, endive, spinach and other leafy greens outside of the mustard family.

LISTINGS Celebrate Easter With US! www.thinkfft.com Mon-Thurs 7am - 8pm • Fri & Sat 7am - 4pm Sun 8am - 8pm • 540 Daly Ave • 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe. Across from the U of M campus.

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tion of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and frappes. Ample seating; free wifi. Free downtown delivery (weekdays) with $10.00 min. order. Call ahead to have your order ready for you! Open 7 days a week. Voted one of top 20 bagel shops in country by internet survey. $-$$

Alcan Bar and Grill 16780 Beckwith St. Frenchtown • 626-9930 Tantalize your taste buds with Angus beef burgers, chicken strips, shrimp, and biscuits and gravy from Alcan Bar & Grill. With more than 20 years of experience and 10 years in the business, we have been offering fresh meals and beverages at the area's most competitive prices. Our friendly professionals offer personalized service and make sure you leave our restaurant as one of our friends. We offer have a variety of specials for ladies night and sports events featuring drink specials and free food. Contact us today and enjoy our incredible menu selection. 9 am – 2 am Mon-Sun.

Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 Easter brings bright colors to Bernice’s palate. Fill your loved one’s Easter basket with hand-made coconut eggs, macaroons, frosted eggs & bunnies, baby chick cupcakes, or full size for the bigger kid in all of us. Mom likes Easter gifts too. Try showing up with a chocolate cream pie, box of breakfast goodies (Be sure to include Bernice’s Turnovers!), a cup of freshly brewed Bernice’s coffee or a few 6 pack of dinner rolls for after brunch ham sandwiches. YUM! She’ll be telling you how much she loves you all day long. Hoppy Easter. xoxo bernice.

Bagels On Broadway 223 West Broadway (across from courthouse) • 728-8900 Featuring over 25 sandwich selections, 20 bagel varieties, & 20 cream cheese spreads. Also a wide selec-

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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. $-$$ Big Sky Drive In 1016 W. Broadway 549-5431 Big Sky Drive In opened June 2nd 1962. We feature soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, spins, burger, hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches and breaded mushrooms all made to order. Enjoy our 23 shake and malt flavors or the orange twist ice cream. Drive thru or stay and enjoy your food in our outdoor seating area. Lunch and dinner, seven days a week. $-$$ Black Coffee Roasting Co. 1515 Wyoming St., Suite 200 541-3700 Black Coffee Roasting Company is located in the heart of Missoula. Our roastery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 2. In addition to fresh roasted coffee beans we offer a full service espresso bar, drip coffee, pour-overs and more. The suspension of coffee beans in water is our specialty.


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the The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins • 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$

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. We deliver and we cater!

Burger Shack 1900 Brooks • 549-2194 (Holiday Village) LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED! Come take a bite out of our ½ lb big & beefy burgers! We're the the only burger joint in Missoula serving 100% Certified Angus beef, handpattied, charbroiled and made to order. We have over 18 mouthwatering specialty burgers to choose from and there’s always a Burger Deal of the Day. Check out our selection of Far Out Phillies made with Certified Angus top sirloin-tossed with our own housemade sauces. Even the burps taste good! Open Monday thru Saturday 11am to 8pm. Call ahead or order to-go 549-2194.

Double Front Chicken 122 W. Alder • 543-6264 Number of years ago Double Front was built, 101. Number of years it’s been cooking chicken, 75. Number if years in the Herndon family, 49. Always getting that perfect chicken dinner, timeless. Come find out why we are rule of the roost. Always the best, Double Front Chicken. $-$$

Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 39 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. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks • 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm Sun-Wed and 11am10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it's a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$

Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. • 721-6033 Missoula's Original Coffehouse/Café located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week+dinner 5 nights a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and espresso bar. HUGE Portions and the Best BREAKFAST in town. MTH 7am-8pm, Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West • 41-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$ Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins • 541-4622 Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula's best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. MC/V $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Brooks and Browns Trivia Night is back. $7 Bayern Pitchers plus appetizer specials. Every Thursday from 7-10pm. $50 Bar Tab to winning team. Warm up your chilly nights with our Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. We have Classic French Onion Soup and hearty Bison chili made in house daily. Fall in love with our Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloafstuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with

HAPPIESTHOUR Tamarack’s March Mustache Madness What’s under your nose: March is coming to a close this week, and that means one thing: It’s time to shave the ’stache. March Mustache Madness has become a month-long nationwide phenomenon, during which the craziest lip-ticklers around aren’t just encouraged, they’re revered. Tamarack Brewing fully embraces the cultural craze. This Thursday, March 29, the pub hosts its annual face fungus celebration. What should be under your ’stache: Ideally the answer would be Tamarack’s Old ’Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter—the first seasonal the brewery has ever produced. Old ’Stache is named in honor of Lanny McDonald, the famed pro hockey player and Canadian Sports Hall of Famer whose formidable cookie duster took the Calgary Flames to Stanley Cup victory in 1989. The McDonald family owns a summer home near Lakeside, and Tamarack credits McDonald—and his mustache—as the inspiration behind its brewing operation. What’s really under it: Unfortunately, the Old ’Stache kegs just ran dry in Missoula and the brew won’t be back on tap until early April. We settled for one of the latest seasonals, Badrock Black IPA, and we weren’t let down.

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Why you haven’t shaved: Tamarack is promising a real soiree this week, complete with live tunes by The Lil' Smokies. The brewery is encouraging drinkers to come dressed as their favorite mustachioed characters—Yosemite Sam, Borat, Wade Boggs, Tom Selleck. The most stellar soup strainers will be competing for prizes. If Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen shows up, our money’s on him for first place. Where to find it: Follow your mustache to Tamarack Brewing at 231 W. Front. If you’re coming for the party March 29, the music starts at 9 p.m. —Alex Sakariassen Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

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cheddar mashed potatoes and corn. And finish the best meal in town with our New Orleans style Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce and Big Dipper vanilla bean Ice cream. We still have Happy Hour from 4-7 every day and on game days we offer wings specials and all your favorite local micro-brews. Everyone loves our SUNDAY BINGO NIGHT! Sundays 6-9 pm at Brooks and Browns. Same happy Hour specials ($5 pulled pork sliders, ? order wings, ? nachos; $6 Bud Lite pitchers) Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula.

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Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$

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Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Rotating music and DJs. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. $-$$

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Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • 721-1312 www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mercantile Deli 119 S. Higgins Ave. • 721-6372 themercantiledeli.com Located next to the historic Wilma Theater, the Merc features a relaxed atmosphere, handcrafted Paninis, Sandwiches, and wholesome Soups and Salads. Try a Monte Cristo for breakfast, a Pork Love Panini for lunch, or have us cater your next company event. Open Monday – Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Downtown delivery available. $-$$ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our allnew bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, and fresh fish daily. Delicious salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked in-house. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway • 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. Pita Pit 130 N. Higgins 541-PITA (7482) • pitapitusa.com Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try

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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! Sapore 424 N. Higgins Ave. • 542-6695 Voted best new restaurant in the Missoula Independent's Best of Missoula, 2011. Located on Higgins Ave., across the street from Wordens. Serving progressive American food consisting of fresh house-made pastas every day, pizza, local beef, and fresh fish delivered from Taste of Alaska. New specials: burger & beer Sundays, 5-7 $9 ~ pizza & beer Tuesdays, 5-7 $10 ~ draft beers, Tuesday -Thursday, 5-6:30 $3. Business hours: Tues.- Sat. 5-10:30 pm., Sat. 10-3 pm., Sun. 5-10 pm. Authentic Thai Restaurant 221 W. Broadway • 543-9966 sawaddeedowntown.com Sa Wa Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors- no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisine. Now serving beer and wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins • 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins • 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$ YoWaffle Yogurt 216 W. Main St. • 543-6072 (Between Thai Spicy and The Shack) www.yowaffle.com YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery offering 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, gluten free cones and waffles available, hot and cold beverages, and 2 soups daily. Indoor and outdoor seating. Meetings welcome. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to 12 AM, Sat. 10 AM to 12 AM. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards, gift cards and t-shirts available. UMONEY. Like us on facebook. Let YoWaffle host your next birthday party! $


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Sangin’! The Dodgy Mountain Men groove and folk-rock and then some all the livelong day and night at 10 PM on Thu., Mar. 29, at The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St., with Grandfatherglen and The Wench. $6.

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The Missoula Cultural Council’s Annual Arts Awards Luncheon gives tribute to a wide variety of artists who consistently kick artistic booty. Double Tree Hotel. 11:30 AM–1 PM. $25. missoulacultural.org. The Bitterroot Public Library Brown Bag Discussion Group talks about Stones from

the River by Ursula Hegi. 306 State St., Hamilton. Noon.

nightlife Hey, Flounder, you too can come on down to the Kettlehouse Beer Kollege Graduation Party, even if you didn’t make it to class. Bob Wire and the Bob Wire Band plays the tunes, and the beer makes you fall in love three times an hour. Update: Shane Hickey and Jerry Petasek play ukulele and suitcase-based tunes. Union Club. 9 PM. Free.

Sculpture student Burke Jam has a rad name and an opening reception for his exhibition Sound of Place. UM UC Art Gallery. 5 PM, with an artist’s talk at 7 PM. Free. How about some good news? Habitat for Humanity of Missoula celebrates the ground breaking of it 45th home today. 5:30 PM. Call 549-8210 for directions. end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., March 30, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemander c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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Face off. The Plurals play the punk rock at 9 PM on Thu., Mar. 29, at the VFW, 245 W. Main St., with locals Bird’s Mile Home, Total Combined Weight, Spirit Hole and Sauna. Free.

Get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at the weekly meeting of the Treasure State Toastmasters. Community Medical Center meeting rooms. 2827 Ft. Missoula Rd. 6–7 PM. Free.

Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn-Downtown. 7–10 PM.

Taste the old days when Black Mountain Moan performs oldtimey Americana tunes for all y’all at the Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 6–8 PM.

Fans of grammar, logic and rhetoric, grab your liberal arts degrees and head down to the Central Bar and Grill’s trivia night, hosted by local gallant and possible Swede Thomas Helgerson. 143 W. Broadway. 8 PM. Free.

Ditch that external frame pack and folding shovel you got for graduating from Mesa State College in 1987 and have the folks at REI teach you the art of lightweight backpacking. 3275 N. Reserve. 6:30 PM. Free. Take a trip back in time during Silent Movie Night at the Crystal Theater, where Regeneraration by R.A. Walsh is live-scored by Next Door Prison Hotel. 515 S. Higgins. 7 PM. $7. Hey, Potsy, class up your Thursday by hitting up the Missoula Winery and listening to the Joan Zen Jazz Quartet. Beret optional. 5646 Harrier. 7 PM. $5. Can soccer unite disparate factions of people? Is the game really more than a game? Find out at the Peace and Justice Film Series screening of the documentary Pelada. Gallagher Business Bldg. Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free. Three Way Street is more than a French film title; it’s also a band performing at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery tasting room. 4175 Rattlesnake. 7–9 PM. Free.

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This is literally the point of no return, as the men of Kansas aren’t getting any younger. No worries, though: They have enlisted the aid of the UM Symphony Orchestra. 8 PM. $50/$25 students. Tix available at Rockin Rudy’s or ticketfly.com. Show ‘em that pop culture knowledge is just as important as having a job during Trivial Beersuit at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for podium finishers. 1515 Dearborn. 8–10 PM. Get sweaty with all the beautiful people at the Dead Hipster Dance Party, where love and funk is in the air. Badlander. 208 Ryman St. $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM–midnight. Grab your gal pals and motor over to the Silver Slipper’s Ladies Night for Karaoke by Figmo. Do that one about the shack where love is. Be sure you have a Fred lined up. 4055 Brooks. 9 PM. Free. The battle continues, as some of MSO’s finest musical talents battle it out each Thursday in the Top o’ the Mic Trilogy competition to

crown the champion of music at Sean Kelly’s. 130 W. Pine. 9 PM. Free. Be someone’s sledgehammer when Kalispell’s A New Faith brings the metal and rockin’ from up yonder, with Tonto’s Rage and Last December. Palace. 9 PM. $5. The fry bread and corned beef train comes to an end tonight, at the final show of Bird’s Mile Home’s VFW Residency. With The Plurals, Total Combined Weight, Spirit Hole and Sauna. 134 E. Main. 9 PM. Free. It’s a bluegrass and folk battle royale, not to mention a fundraiser for the film Montespana, with The Dodgy Mountain Men and Grandfatherglen, plus undercarders The Wench. The Top Hat. 10 PM. $6.

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Stop, it’s Toddler Time: Ready, Set, Play! at the North Valley Family Center in Florence. 5501 Hwy. 93 N. Ste. 3. 10:30–Noon. Free. novafrc.org. Come see and hear students from the Montana School for the Deaf & Blind perform songs in their production Expressions of Silence at the UM Music Recital Hall. Sounds pretty rad. 1 PM. Free. Get computer savvy at the Bitterroot Public Library’s Tech


Classes. Computer Fundamentals is from 1-2 PM. Beginning Word is from 3–4 PM. 306 State, Hamilton. Free.

Selvedge. See what these crafty clothiers can do. Selvedge Studios, 509 S. Higgins. Fashion show at 6:30 PM. $1.

Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s Intercultural Dialogue Group, a monthly meeting that aims to bring together people from various backgrounds for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Every last Fri. of the month at 4:30 PM in the library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

The St. Patrick Hospital Health and Sciences Center sponsors the panel discussion Turning the Tide: A Spiritual Response to a Planet in Crisis, which features panelists from a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds. Broadway Bldg. Conf. Center. 7 PM. Free.

nightlife I can’t get you a toe, painted or otherwise, but I can suggest you don the costume of your fave Big Lebowski character for the 2nd Annual The Dude Abides party at the Wilma Theatre. The event features a costume contest, a performance by Miller Creek and a 35 mm screening of The Big Lebowski. 7:30 PM. $5. (See Spotlight in this issue.) You are figuratively gonna flip when Bitterroot Gymnastics presents the 1920s inspired Acrotainment, an evening of acrobatic theater for the whole fam damnly. MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 200 N. Adams. 6:30 PM. $12. The Sandpiper Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for an exhibit called Multimedia, with works by Monique Kleinhaus, Jeff Medved, Judy Colvin and Matt and Heather Holmes. 306 Main, Polson. 5–7 PM. Free.

They say it takes two to make things go right, and that is the case when DalyJazz hosts guitarist Lage Land and saxophonist Seamus Blake for two evenings of good tunes and good food. 7 PM. $40. RSVP at dalyjazz.com. The Northern Rockies Rising Tide fights for the northern Rockies, including tackling the megaload issue and so much more. Jeannette Rankin Peace Center back room. 510 S. Higgins Ave. 7–8:30 PM. Get back in shape and learn something new at Freestone Climbing Gym’s Intro. to Bouldering course, which introduces basic techniques, safety stuff, ethics and more. Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and two weeks of unlimited climbing. 935 Toole. 7–8:30 PM. $40. Party like it’s Ullr’s birthday at the North Shore Nordic Club’s Thanks for the Snow Party and Fundraiser at the Garden Bar in Bigfork. Bad Larrys perform, and there is chili. 6–9 PM. $10 suggested donation. The Holistic Weight Loss Support Group is facilitated by

Tereece Panique and takes place at the Unity Church of Missoula at 7:30 PM. 546 South. $2 suggested donation. Call 493-1210 for more info. Farg in’ iceholes, The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree is a swashbuckling musical comedy brought to you by the Bigfork Center for Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. Tix $5-10. bigforktheatre.org. Misguided, mistaken and misbehavin’, that’s what the National Theatre’s production of Oliver Goldsmith’s classic period piece She Stoops to Conquer is all about. Roxy Theater. 718 S. Higgins. 7:30 PM. $16/$14 seniors/$11 students. Tix available at Shakespeare & Co. and Rockin Rudy’s. Call 322-2589. ¡Que bueno! The Juan Siddi Flamenco show brings together all forms of flamenco singing, dance and guitar playing for a night of passionate performances at the Whitefish Theatre Co. 1 Central Ave, Whitefish. 7:30 PM. $27. Perk your ears for vocalists John Knispel and Monica Scherrer, who let her rip during this installment of the Student Recital Series. UM Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. Free. No need to be afraid of dancing, gatita. Sign-up for Salsa Dance Lessons at the Missoula Winery and hit the floor con estilo. Lessons at 7:30 PM. DJs spin tunes from 8:30–10:30 PM. 5646 Harrier. $5 for lessons/$5 for dancing.

George Carlton brings the sunshine and tunes to the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5–9 PM. Free. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Ron Dunbar has babysitting duties this week at The Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday. 6–8 PM. Free. Make time for some face time to talk about the environment and whatever else is on your mind at Green Drinks in Bigfork. Swan River Inn, 360 Grand. 6–8 PM. Free. Attention amateur fashion designers, it’s the final round of Project

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Gettin’ lippy. Murder by Death indie rocks and rolls at 9 PM on Mon., Apr. 2, at the Badlander, 225 Ryman St., with Los Vigilantes and The Brass Monkey Band. Tickets are $15 for those 18-20 and $10 for 21 plus and are available at Ear Candy.

Embrace modern dance with the Bare Bait Dance Co. during its performance of Views from Grandma’s Porch, a story of smalltown life choreographed by Joy French. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main. 8 PM. $10/$8 students. Sing-a-long with the Soul City Cowboys as they kick it at the Eagles in Missoula. 2420 South Ave. W. 8 PM. Free. See what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps at the Official Dude Abides After-Party, where Chicago’s Unicycle Loves You performs with locals Shahs and I Hate Your Girlfriend. Badlander, 225 Ryman. 9 PM. $5/$3 with Wilma wristband. (See Noise in this issue.) An electronic amalgamation is sweeping the nation and the Moombahton Time! dance party proves that the pudding pop is nothing short of genius, as genre bending DJs Logisticalone, Paravoid and Feldman combine house, Dutch house (!) and reggaeton. Palace. 9 PM. Free.

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Dust off your duster, Custer, and let them Wrangler butts drive you nuts when you dance to the country stylings of Shane Clouse and Stomping Ground at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Rip and run to Monk’s and check out Minneapolis’ The Wrong Omar and locals Airstream Safari. 225 Ryman. 9 PM. $3. The Fauxhemians and Monks on Fire light up das VFW with tuneage and the like. 245 W. Main. 9 PM. Free. He lives to spin: DJ Dubwise just can’t stop the dance tracks once they start at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799. This is not a threat: I’ll House You with DJs Kris Moon, Mike Stolin and Hotpantz does happen at The Jolly Cork’s. 112 N. Pattee St. (Front St. entrance). 10 PM. Free. Grab the palmade and fire up the rat rod for a night of good times and great oldies with the Cold Hard Cash Show, The Lil’ Smokies and the Cigarette Girls Burlesque Show at The Top Hat. 10 PM. $7.


The Heirloom Winter Market still has plenty of local num-nums for you and yours, including farm-fresh eggs, butter, sausage, lavender, honey and more, more, more! Ceretana Gallery and Studios, 801 Sherwood. 10 AM–1 PM.

Embrace modern dance with the Bare Bait Dance Co. during its performance of Views from Grandma’s Porch, a story of smalltown life choreographed by Joy French. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main. 2 PM. $10/$8 students.

You like fishing, right? Do yourself a favor then and give them trout a hand by attending Trout Unlimited’s Willow Cutting Day. The willows will be used later this spring to improve fish habitat on Rock Creek. 10 AM–3 PM. Lunch provided. For directions and to RSVP, call Nick at 541-1195 or email nlittman@tu.org.

Get some grub and find out how you can grow some, too, during the Milltown Garden Patch Chili Feed at Harold’s Club in Milltown (duh). Sign-up for a plot or just help the MGP raise some money. 2:30–5:30 PM. $5. milltowngardenpatch.org.

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Get your end-of-the-season party on down Lost Trail way at the ski hill’s Skiesta party. There’s still snow and partyin’ to be had. 9 AM–4 PM. Free. losttrail.com.

I was at a bear jam once, made $150, but this is different. The Mike Bader Bear Jam performs at the Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole. 5–8 PM. Free.

The Daly Mansion needs you to learn something, so they’ve enlisted Don Erdman to talk to you about The Lectures of K. Ross Toole, the legendary UM history prof. Pretty meta. 251 Eastside Hwy., Hamilton. 10 AM. Free.

Let’s talk about talking at the Travelers’ Rest State Park Storytelling Series program Language and Oral History, a panel discussion. 1/2 mile west of Lolo on Hwy. 12. 11 AM. $4/Free for those 18 and under.

The Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts a Nonprofit Night to benefit the Pride Foundation. 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 5–9 PM.

Well this sounds awful: 2nd Annual Whitefish Pole, Pedal, Paddle Winter Triathlon. Uphill and downhill skiing. Uphill and downhill pedaling. Uphill and downhill paddling. Can be done as an individual or with a team. Start time 10 AM. $50 per team/$25 individual. skiwhitefish.com.

Those kids be learnin’ art and stuff at the ZACC’s Little Artist Workshop: Bubble Wrap Printing, where youngsters learn to print with bubble wrap. Seriously, they’re just going to pop the bubbles, right? 1–2 PM. Costs vary. RSVP with Michelle at 549-7555. zootownarts.org.

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Shake off winter and stretch that hammy for the Arlee Buttercup Run/Scholarship Fund Drive. This 5K and 10K race doesn’t allow ostriches but allows you humans to compete. (There is also a one-mile fun run.) 9:30 AM. $10-$20. buttercuprun.com. If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org.

Check out your bat guano headquarters during Garden City Supply’s 1st Anniversary Celebration, with free beers and music by Jesse Driscoll, plus prizes and the like. 525 E. Spruce. 6-10 PM. Free. They say it takes two to make things go right, and that is the case when DalyJazz hosts guitarist Lage Land and saxophonist Seamus Blake for two evenings of good

tunes and good food. 7 PM. $40. RSVP at dalyjazz.com. Fargin’ iceholes, The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree is a swashbuckling musical comedy brought to you by the Bigfork Center for Performing Arts. 7:30 PM. Tix $510. bigforktheatre.org. Embrace modern dance with the Bare Bait Dance Co. during its performance of Views from Grandma’s Porch, a story of smalltown life choreographed by Joy French. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main. 8 PM. $10/$8 students. The Soul City Cowboys perform dancin’ tunes at Swanee’s Bar and Grill up Hwy. 93, just north of Polson. 8 PM. Free. Man, it’s like a rock and roll bag of jelly beans up in this piece when garage a go-go duo White Mystery is joined by the delightfully nazty lady squad The Coathangers, Denver’s Leather Sky and locals Needlecraft, I Hate Your Girlfriend and Total Combined Weight. Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main. 8 PM (lotsa bands, come early!). $8/$6 adv. at Ear Candy. (See Noise and Soundcheck in this issue.) DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo howl at the moon and shoot out the lights on this small town Saturday night we call Absolutely, a dance party featuring every style of rump-shaking tuneage. The

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Badlander. Doors at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. If you wanna rock right now, then you best don your drinking gloves and boogie down Broadway to the Palace for a bangin’ night with Bacon & Egg, Vera and Gretchen. 9 PM. $5. Better than a smoked pig ear and three times as hairy, Three-Eared Dog plays the electric blues for you to dance to at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Head down below the streets of Missoula for an evening of tunes with Miller Creek at Monk’s. 225 Ryman. 9 PM. $5. There’s a lot of places where watching Cold Hard Cash makes sense, but the Lumberjack Saloon gots to be one of best. 9 PM. Free. Stay out the grotto, player, and head across the drawbridge to the dance and beat fest Choose Your Own Adventure, presented by Dark Dreams at the American Legion Hall. Pick a theme, crew up, costume up and CYOA. The event features Yentalbeats of Burning Man fame and many, many more DJs. 825 Ronan. 9 PM–5 AM. $12/$10 adv. at Ear Candy. bit.ly/DDAdventure DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at Feruqi’s. 10 PM. Free. Call 728-8799.

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Western Montana is definitely for the birds this time of year, so join the Flathead Valley Audubon Society for a Lower Valley Waterfowl Tour. Meet at the Park ‘n’ Ride at Hwy. 93 and Hwy. 82 nears Somers at 8 AM. Free. Call Leslie for more info. at 837-4467. Join photogs Kathy Eyster and/or Lee Silliman for the Ansel Adams Drop-In Tour at the MAM and get insider info on the bestknown photog of all-time. 335 N. Pattee St. Get back in shape and learn something new at Freestone Climbing Gym’s Intro. to Bouldering course, which introduces basic techniques, safety stuff, ethics and more. Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and two weeks of unlimited climbing. 935 Toole. 12–1:30 PM. $40.

SPOTLIGHT the dude abides The staying power of the Coen weed-smoking, White RussianBrother’s 1998 film The Big swilling anti-hero as one of their Lebowski probably has something own, and fans of the film have to do with the fact that much of the opportunity to show their the film is based on the very real love at the 2nd Annual The Dude Abides party. quirks of very real people. That’s what makes the dream sequences The party is reminiscent of and ersatz dialogue digestible and the Lebowski fests that have believable. That and the incredible been going around the country cast. Even Tara Reid turned in a since 2002. The movie is good performance. The film is as Photo courtesy of Michael Gill screened in its original 35 mm idiosyncratic in tone and style as format (one of five or six copies any Raymond Chandler crime left in the US), but the event is about audience saga (The Big Sleep was used by the Coen’s as a participation. Costume contests for the best narrative roadmap), and it’s no less entertaining. Dude, Walter, The Jesus, Maude and Bunny But unlike The Big Sleep, Lebowski also sports encourage event-goers to get gussied up and act the kind of fans that make certain Trekkies seem the part. There is a bowling ball-shining contest, like lightweights. Even casual fans regularly quote as well as a vaginally-inspired painting contest. Unfortunately, there are no White Russians at this year’s event due nd to restrictions at the Wilma WHAT: 2 Annual The Dude Abides: A Celebration of Theatre, but there is an official The Big Lebowski after-party at the Badlander with milky-good drink specials. One of WHERE: Wilma Theatre, 131 S. Higgins Ave. the organizers, Micheal Gill of WHEN: Fri., Mar. 30, at 7:30 PM Dead Hipster Productions, says HOW MUCH: Tickets are $5 and available at Brown Paper that they turned away about 500 people at last year’s event. Gill tickets and at the box office isn’t too surprised that people were turned away at the inaugural event—after all, in a statement the line “That rug really tied the room together, of true fact, he says, “It’s almost a Lebowski fest did it not?” In what can only be called a non-sur- year-round here anyway.” prise, Missoulians have embraced the film’s –Jason McMackin

Go with the jam when The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949. Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 2–4 PM. occupymissoula.org.

nightlife No foolin’, Louie Bond and Kimberly Carson perform for free at The Top Hat at 7 PM. This Sunday, I’m calling muggins on Old Mee Maw at the Feruqi’s Cribbage Tournament. 318 N. Higgins. Prizes for podium finishers. $5 buy-in. Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight, plus live jazz & DJs, during the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with the Josh Farmer, The Vanguard

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Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free.

Living Center. 700 SW Higgins. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707.

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Those looking for mother-to-mother breast feeding support can find it when the La Leche League meets every first Mon. of the month at 10 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W., and on the third Mon. of the month at 6 PM in the small meeting room of the Missoula Public Library. Free. Children and babies are always welcome. Blue Mountain Clinic, along with the Missoula AIDS Council, offers free, anonymous and blood-free HIV testing. 610 N. California. 1–4 PM. Free. Call 721-1646. For all those affected by epilepsy, come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent

At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave. to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com. Easiest way to make rent since keno: Bingo at the VFW. 245 W. Main. 6:45 PM. $10 buy-in. Mr. Russ Nasset plays tunes for your ear holes while you pleasure your mouth hole with food from the Red Bird Wine Bar. 111 N. Higgins. 7–10 PM. Free. Don’t just express yourself, be expressive at the ZACC’s weekly, one-hour poetry workshop. 235 N. 1st St. 8 PM. Free. Call Jonathan Winters cuz it’s a mad, mad world at Missoula Area Dubstep’s (MAD) Mondays, with DJs Hendawg,

Keen, Primecutz and the Milkcrate Mechanic. The Palace. 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR. Open Mic at the VFW seems like a fine idea, especially with 2 for 1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. Call Skye on Sunday at 531–4312 to reserve your spot in the line-up, or I bet you could roll in and be all, “Dude, I do a perfect Sublime.” Forget fishin’, it’s time for fusion when Murder by Death rolls into town and adulterates indie, rock and Americana, with Puerto Rico’s Los Vigilantes and the Magic City’s (that’s Billings) The Brass Monkey Band. Presented by KBGA. The Badlander. 9 PM. $10 for 21 plus/ $15 for those 18-20. Tix available at Ear Candy.

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The name says it all. The New Mom Support Group meets at Families First Children’s Museum for moms with babies up to nine months old. 227 1/2 W. front. 10 AM. $3 suggested donation. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room and work on your elk camp locution at the Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters. All are invited. 12–1. 5205 Grant Creek Dr. Free. Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsoleck during Compassionate Communication Non-Violent Communication Weekly Practice Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 1-3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

nightlife Mark Twain is in the house (as played by Michael Delaney) at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. The meeting boasts cocktails, food, awards and historically accurate good times. Holiday Inn Downtown. 5:30 PM. $20. RSVP at 728-3476 ext. 1.


Start making sense at the weekly Taking Pounds Off Sensibly Meeting (TOPS) at First Baptist Church in Whitefish. Weigh-in at 5 PM. Meeting at 5:30 PM. For more info., call 862-5214.

The Broadway’s Tuesday Night Comedy takes place every Tue. at 9 PM and is followed by dancing, with tunes from the Tallest DJ in America. $5/$3 students. Call 543-5678.

You saw House Party, but you still can’t do the Kid ‘N Play. Do something about it by taking the Downtown Dance Collective’s Beg./Int. Hip Hop dance class with Heidi Michaelson. 1221 W. Main St. 6–7 PM. ddcmontana.com

Bow down to the sounds at Royal Reggae, featuring dancehall jams by DJs Supa, Smiley Banton and Oneness at the Palace at 9 PM. Free.

The VFW hosts my kind of threeway during a night of Singers, Songwriters and Spaghetti, with food provided by the Blue Bison Grill. 245 W. Main St. 6 PM. Free. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. I say plan for the worst. So if you’re like me, see how Cuba responded after it was cut off from the USSR’s oil supply when Transition Town Missoula presents the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil at the Missoula Public Library, in the large downstairs meeting room. 6:30 PM. Free. So you think you can dance? Come down to the Unity Dance and Drum’s African Dance Class at the Missoula Senior Center and prove it. Or if you don’t think you can dance, learn. 7–8:30 PM. $10 per class or $35 for four. Take a load off while you get a load of some of the area’s better musicians during the Musician Showcase at Brooks and Browns in the Holiday Inn-Downtown. $7 Big Sky pitchers and $2 pints. 200 S. Pattee St. Free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. In what country did Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx first o.d. on heroin? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) Now this is comedy, Frenchy! Get your chuckle on during Comedy Night at Lucky Strike Casino. 151 Dearborn Ave. 8 PM. $5.

Fight for your right to make a jerk of yourself and win money doing it at Karoke with DJ LRock at the Press Box. First place wins a $25 bar tab. On the last Tues. of the month, the winners battle for supremacy. 835 E. Broadway. 9 PM. Free. Don’t boo-hoo the choo-choo, get onboard and take-in Livingston’s Big Quinn and the Broken Hearts Band, who play “fast and sad” music at the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, with oneman band P.D. Lear. 9 PM. Free. The Zootown Throwdown with Javier Ryan gets acoustical at The Top Hat, with plenty of folk-rockin’ tunes. 10 PM. Free.

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Before you decide to haul a family of five from Florida on a four-day float down the foamy Clark Fork, go ahead and sign-up for Raft Guide School with Montana River Guides and get your Swiftwater Rescue Technician Certification. Apr. 4-8. 138 Big Bend, Alberton. $485. montanariverguides.com.

nightlife Let them dance, or at least give it a try, during Kids’ Hip Hop (7–10 years old) at the Downtown Dance Collective. No dance experience is necessary and drop-ins are welcome. Just wear good clothes for dancing. 121 W. Main St. 5–6 PM. ddcmontana.com Learn what botanicals to haul down the Black Canyon when you’re searching for Curly’s Gold at The Herbal Medicine Chest: First Aid for Self-Care with Clinical Herbalist Britta Bloedorn. 210 N. Higgins Ste. 318. 5–7 PM. $30. RSVP at 830-0949. Lovers of the environment and the beer head to Green Drinks Missoula to hang out with like-

minded folks and casually talk about your world. Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Check out The Wild Mare in Corvallis for their First Wednesday Wine Tasting at 6 PM. You can taste some wine, have some appetizers, you know, whatever. This month features wine from Oregon. 283 2nd St. thewildmare.com. Artists of all levels are invited to the MAM’s non-instructed Open Figure Drawing Class. This class gives artists the opportunity to draw from a for-real person. Ages 18 plus (you and the model). 335 N. Pattee St. 6–8 PM. $7/$5 members. I wish I could stuff this job and only do the stuff the Flathead Audubon Society does, like their Bird Identification: By Song, Sight and Silhouette courses. This week’s class is The Basics of Bird Classification, Anatomy, Physiology and Flight with Bob Lee. 6–8 PM. Contact Debbie at Flathead High School at 751-3461 to register. Like it or not, if you were born after 1985 you gotta take the three-day Bowhunter Education Course if you plan to go archery hunting in MT. Darby High School. 6–9:30 PM, with an all-day field course on Sat., Apr. 7. Free. fwp.mt.gov. Black Eyed Peas fanatics are welcome to belt out their fave jamz at the Badlander during Kraptastic Karaoke, beginning at 9 PM. Featuring $5 pitchers of Budweiser and PBR, plus $1 selected shots. Free. Strap on the robot walkers and slip on the Blue Blockers for an electronic music waterloo at Local Laptops with a gang of TBA artists. Palace. 9 PM. Free. Be a good kitty and have some kitty num-nums during CatFood Presents: The Bride of CatFood, a night of locally produced electronic music by Bozeman’s Aristocrat (not Aristocat, I guess), plus locals Simpleton, SounSiva, sAuce and Lecture. Palace. 9 PM. Free, with a $5 suggested donation/$5 for those aged 18-20. What’s better than a Josh Farmer performance? How about a performance by the Josh Farmer Band, hmm? The Top Hat. 10 PM. Free. (Pub trivia answer: England.)

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Drop the controller and check out this month’s theme at the Montana Natural History Center’s miniNaturalists Pre-K Program. This month’s theme is Osprey. Pliny the Elder would approve. 120 Hickory St. 10–11 AM. $3/$1 for members. montananaturalist.org. Derek Smith tunes up while you get tuned up at the Draught Works Brewery (please drink responsibly). 915 Toole. 4–7 PM. Free.

nightlife You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. Get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at the weekly meeting of the Treasure State Toastmasters. Community Medical Center meeting rooms. 2827 Ft. Missoula Rd. 6–7 PM. Free. The Ravalli County Museum hosts Dr. E.B. Eiselein for his lecture Native American Spirituality, which delves into the different spiritual traditions of native North Americans. 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 6–7:30 PM. Free. Don’t Google Brandon Wilson’s name, just enjoy his tunes at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 6–8 PM. Free. Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn-Downtown. 7–10 PM. Fans of grammar, logic and rhetoric, grab your liberal arts degrees and head down to the Central Bar and Grill’s trivia night, hosted by local gallant and possible Swede Thomas Helgerson. 143 W. Broadway. 8 PM. Free. Show ‘em that pop culture knowledge is just as important as having a job during Trivial Beersuit at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for podium finishers. 1515 Dearborn. 8–10 PM. Get sweaty with all the beautiful people at the Dead Hipster Dance Party, where love and funk is in the air. Badlander. 208 Ryman St. $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM–midnight. Grab your gal pals and motor over to the Silver Slipper’s Ladies Night for Karaoke by Figmo. Do that one about the shack

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where love is. Be sure you have a Fred lined up. 4055 Brooks. 9 PM. Free. The battle continues, as some of MSO’s finest musical talents battle it out each Thursday in the Top o’ the Mic Trilogy competition to crown the champion of music at Sean Kelly’s. 130 W. Pine. 9 PM. Free. Calm down, Cheech, the VFW’s Grassbash is a night of music that some might call Americana or roots or just plain juicy depending on your status. Check out P.D. Lear, Voodoo Horseshoes and Dead Winter Carpenters as they do work. 245 W. Main. 9 PM. $5. (See Noise in this issue.) Hey, Pinto, it’s that time a year, the Toga Party time of year, and Pulse inside the Press Box hosts one with DJ Boy Burns Bridge and a gang of drank specials. So drop trou and wrap yourself in your sheets for a night of debauchery. 835 E. Broadway. 9 PM. Free. Hard work pays off, and the Soul City Cowboys are hitting the stage at the Sunrise Saloon. 1101 Strand. 9 PM. Free. Yo, yo: up-and-coming Carlos Mencia’s need not apply to Missoula Homegrown Stand-Up Comedy, but if you are funny (or at least into observation) then sign-up to perform by 9:30 PM. Union Club. Free. He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free. Look out for April Fool’s funny business. You have been warned. Hook me up with the goods by sending your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Mar. 30 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemander c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online. Just head to the arts section of our website and scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says “submit an event.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH F or those of us who have spent the winter bathing in salted meats and cheeses, quaffing beers and watching all 13 seasons of “Dallas,” the 2nd Annual Whitefish Pole, Pedal and Paddle Winter Triathlon sounds just awful. But for you good eggs, the ones who have spun on the spin bike, cross-country skied in the rain on putrid brown snow and religiously observed “meatless Monday,” the Triple-P is your reward. Here’s how it goes down: First, hop in your boat and paddle about two miles. Sweet, you’re headed downstream. For now. Looky here, you are headed back upstream. Do the whole thing again. Second, do an eight-mile bike ride, from the fair burg of Whitefish to the base area at Whitefish Mountain Resort via Big Mountain Road. No big deal, it’s only 1,500 vertical feet of ele-

vation gain. Now strap on the skis and make your way uphill from the resort base area to the Summit Lodge. That’s 2,200 feet of vert. Finally some good news, you get to ski back down and I bury your face in a well-deserved platter of salted meats and cheeses, as well as mugs of delicious beer. —Jason McMackin

The 2nd Annual Whitefish Pole, Pedal and Paddle Winter Triathlon is held at 10 AM on Sat., Mar. 31, in Whitefish and at Whitefish Mountain Resort and has categories for teams and individuals. Registration is from 7:30 to 9 AM. There is no pre-registration for this event. The cost is $25 per person or $50 per team. Go to skiwhitefish.com for more info.

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FRIDAY MARCH 30 Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Party like it’s Ullr’s birthday at the North Shore Nordic Club’s Thanks for the Snow Party and Fundraiser at the Garden Bar in Bigfork. Bad Larrys perform and there is chili. 6–9 PM. $10 suggested donation.

SATURDAY MARCH 31 Shake off winter and stretch that hammy for the Arlee Buttercup Run/Scholarship Fund Drive. This 5K and 10K race doesn’t allow ostriches but allows you humans to compete (there is also a one-mile fun run). 9:30 AM. $10-$20. buttercuprun.com. You like fishing, right? Do yourself a favor then and give them trout a hand by attending Trout Unlimited’s Willow Cutting Day. The willows will be used later this spring to improve fish habitat on Rock Creek. 10–3 PM. Lunch provided. For directions and to RSVP email Nick at 541-1195 or nlittman@tu.org. Get your end-of-the-season party on down Lost Trail way at the ski hill’s Skiesta party. There’s still snow and partyin’ to be had. 9–4 PM. Free. losttrail.com.

SUNDAY APRIL 1 Western Montana is definitely for the birds this time of year, so join the Flathead Valley Audubon Society for a Lower Valley Waterfowl Tour. Meet at the Park ‘n’ Ride at Hwy. 93 and Hwy. 82 nears Somers at 8 AM. Free. Call Leslie for more info. at 837-4467. Get back in shape and learn something new at Freestone Climbing Gym’s Intro. to Bouldering course, which introduces basic techniques, safety stuff, ethics and more. Class includes 1.5 hours

of instruction and two weeks of unlimited climbing. 935 Toole. 12–1:30 PM. $40.

MONDAY APRIL 2 At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave. to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 Before you decide to haul a family of five from Florida on a four-day float down the foamy Clark Fork, go ahead and sign-up for Raft Guide School with Montana River Guides and get your Swiftwater Rescue Technician Certification. Apr. 4-8. 138 Big Bend, Alberton. $485. montanariverguides.com. I wish I could quit this job and only do the stuff the Flathead Audubon Society does, like the Bird Identification: By Song, Sight and Silhouette courses. This week’s class is The Basic’s of Bird Classification, Anatomy, Physiology and Flight with Bob Lee. 6–8 PM. Contact Debbie at Flathead High School at 7513461 to register. Like it or not, if you were born after 1985 you gotta take the three-day Bowhunter Education Course if you plan to go archery hunting in MT. Darby High School. 6–9:30 PM, with an all day field course on Sat., Apr. 7. Free. fwp.mt.gov.

THURSDAY APRIL 5 Drop the controller and check out this month’s theme at the Montana Natural History Center’s miniNaturalists Pre-K Program. This month’s theme is Osprey. Pliny the Elder would approve. 120 Hickory St. 10–11 AM. $3/$1 for members. montananaturalist.org. You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. calendar@missoulanews.com

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Sex appeal plus I Hate Your Girlfriend tells sweet little lies by Erika Fredrickson

When I meet with the band I Hate Your Girlfriend to interview them, I have not yet heard what they sound like. They’ve only played six shows so far, but Facebook chatter had led me to believe they’re good. Sitting around a table at the Old Post, the trio—guitarist/vocalist Madison Masse, bassist Sam Peeples and drummer Jamie Rogers—seems genuinely surprised that they’d be the focus of an article. When Rogers says with curiosity, “Did you think you were going to be interviewing a different band?” I feel uneasy. Then he says, “You’re going to be blown away at how much we suck.” This is not a good sign. As the band talks, however, evidence points to the contrary. They might either be (a) putting me on, or (b) too modest for their own good. For one thing, their previous band Ax Racoons, which included all of them plus two other musicians, had a fantastically lush, fist-pumping pop sound—like Tegan and Sara on steroids. For another thing, they have two prime gigs this upcoming weekend, opening for hot bands Unicycle Loves You and White Mystery. Finally, they don’t really seem worried about what people think, which means they’re confident. “It’s only our name and our charming good looks that transfixes people,” says Masse, laughing. “And after that, it’s all downhill.” “We do bring a lot of sex appeal,” says Peeples. “It’s not like a James Taylor concert, but close.”

They tell me they’re big in Honduras and that they sound like the band Boston. I Hate Your Girlfriend had their first show in January, when VFW band-in-residence the Juveniles asked them to play. Ax Racoons had broken up, but Masse gathered Peeples and Rogers together, practiced for a few days and hit the stage with what they had cobbled together. “Aside from playing that one show, I don’t know if we really had the idea to be a band again,” says Rogers. “This band is much looser—we really want to have fun—and the band before was a little tight-butted. We want an atmosphere that is about playing music and then if we end up with shows down the road, then that would just be icing on the cake.” The name I Hate Your Girlfriend was the first band moniker that really clicked. “I think the name is so applicable to so many different situations,” Masse says. “I just think it’s so true. If you really dig somebody who’s already dating someone, then it’s like, ‘I hate your girlfriend. Why do you have to have a girlfriend?’ Or if someone’s girlfriend is so annoying, then you’re like, ‘I hate your girlfriend.’ “It’s negative in general,” says Peeples, inducing a peel of laughter from the others. “It’s certainly better than choosing an adjective or a color and a random animal and making that the band name.”

Masse, a natural frontwoman, wears red sunglasses, jeans and boots. She’s regarded by her bandmates as a badass, and for good reason. Not too long ago, she got up on stage and told a bad ’80s cover band to stop playing after they’d gone on for an hour. No one else would do it. “I don’t think it was rude,” she says. She writes songs about what she knows. “I wanted to write primarily fun songs and some slower lonely songs,” she says. “I wanted to write about things that are fun to me, like partying and things that go along with partying. I basically write songs about exes, partying, bars that I like and monsters.” “At the Party,” for instance, is about wanting somebody you’re into to come to your party. “Golden Rose” is about friends meeting up at the Golden Rose bar. At a recent show at the Palace, the band decided to test their partying limits. The headliner had dropped out at the last minute and there wasn’t much of a chance for getting paid, so when I Hate Your Girlfriend arrived they decided to use the night to experiment. After all, says Masse, what ever happened to the rock and roll gimmick of getting so wasted that you can’t finish your set? “There were five people there and we took the liberty to test our limit on how drunk we could be,” says Rogers. “So it was memorable, but I don’t really remember too much. It was...it was...it was...” “—It was ridiculous,” says Masse. “It was bad,” Rogers agrees. “We’re not going to do that again.” The band discusses the Justin Bieber video where someone throws a water balloon in his face. They tell me that if this article about them could somehow facilitate a dinner date with any of the out-of-town bands they’ll be playing with soon, specifically White Mystery or the Coathangers, “that would be awesome.” They say they’re going to try their hardest to play a good show tonight. Then they get ready to go play their show at the Palace and I follow them to see exactly what they’ll sound like. It’s Friday night and a good-sized group of fans gather around the stage as I Hate Your Girlfriend breaks into one song after another—“Frankenstein,” “Build You Up,” “Parasite,” “Help I’m Alive.” And, as it turns out, they’re amazing. If The Pretenders and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and MGMT had a love child, this might be it. Clearly they’re having fun—smart-ass lyrics about parents’ unlocked liquor cabinets and other shenanigans abound. Music-wise, they’re overachievers, steeped in the art of stage presence and rocking out. Peeples straddles the ground like he’s balancing on two high rises, writhing along with the perfectly rendered hooks. Rogers, grinning and sweating, has committed to good-naturedly beating the drums into submission. Masse’s got the crowd in the palm of her hand. Her voice is glam and strutting and stunning as she belts out “If you were undead/and I was liv-in’/I would race death/ to the grave.” And you believe every word. I Hate Your Girlfriend plays the Badlander Fri., March 30, at 9 PM with Unicycle Loves You for the official Dude Abides after-party. $5/$3 with a Wilma wristband. They play again on Sat., March, 31, at Zoo City Apparel with White Mystery and The Coathangers, plus others, at 9 PM. $8/$6 advance at Ear Candy. efredrickson@missoulanews.com

I Hate Your Girlfriend is, from left, Jamie Rogers, Madison Masse and Sam Peeples.

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Small town revival Bare Bait marries modern dance to rural life by Melissa Mylchreest

The phrases “small-town America” and “modern become intertwined and dependent upon one another dance” don’t often appear in close association. Yet it is in their movements. It’s clear that the suits loosely repthis unexpected pairing that inspires choreographer resent “progress,” but beyond that, French challenges and dancer Joy French. It inspires her so much, in fact, the audience to bring their own interpretations. Is this that she founded a dance company in order to explore the duet of banks and farmers? Government-sponsored the relationship between the two. French’s brainchild, farm bills, or the advent of agribusiness? Perhaps it repBare Bait Dance, is one of only two professional dance resents a more intimate dynamic, that in which farm companies in Montana and is the company-in-residence families rely on one member who leaves the farm and at Missoula’s Downtown Dance Collective. At the heart works in town. In the hilarious and poignant section “News,” a trio of its creation in 2011 was one primary goal: to make dance in Montana, for Montanans, especially for and of dancers in floral dresses embodies patterns of gossip, about those living in the places where modern dance flinging teacups and saucers and glances. Soon they’re joined by others, and together they become a town rarely goes. embroiled in whispers and The company’s premier tale-telling. When one of their performance, Views from own is pushed to her limits— Grandma’s Porch, dives asked to bear too much, to deeply and wholeheartedly perform to ridiculous expectainto this project. The result is a tions—they band together to smart, well-rendered, eveningcome to her aid and guide her length offering of modern to safety. It is in the dance’s dance, based on personal symbolic moments such as this experience, research and that the heart of the small mythology about America’s town becomes fully evident. tiny and often forgotten towns. There were few shortcomThe show opens in stillings in this performance. A ness, the entire 13-member couple of the sections seemed cast, plus French, standing in a to go on a bit longer than necloose grid in jeans and white essary, but not by much. The shirts. From here, they launch score, written for the performnot into movement but diaPhoto courtesy of Amanda Opitz ance by Geoff Pepos, augmentlogue. One by one, the cast begins recounting stories about small-town life. Soon, a ed the experience for the most part, but in a few secjumble of language fills the space, tales overlapping and tions was distracting; the volume was far too high on intertwining, suggesting the pervasiveness of lore and opening night. However, Pepos’s utilization of sound legend. Slowly the talk fades and the company moves in (birds, dogs barking, machinery, thunder) was great, unison through a long gestural sequence and finally and a number of the songs he composed were wellback to stillness. French passes among the grid of paired with the movement. This is intelligent, thoughtful dance at its finest, dancers as though through town blocks, relating stories from her own family’s past. Her mother and father grew and French’s willingness to create work that speaks up in the same small town in Missouri, and though her directly to a different audience is refreshing. That is not account begins cheerfully enough—pies, porches, to imply the work is unprofessional—on the contrary. A grandmothers—it quickly becomes clear that since her truly professional artistic director acknowledges the parents’ childhood, this place has met the same fate as audiences’ role in any performance. Case in point? so many others throughout the nation: It has fallen on Here, the audience is asked to write a few of their own hard times, the school torn down, the one hotel shut- small-town stories on response cards, which are collecttered, the streets pocked with potholes. French wraps ed during intermission. The first section performed up her monologue with the telling lines “This town? My after intermission is created on the spot, based on what the audience wrote. mother doesn’t even know this town.” This willingness to engage beyond the stage makes This is the thematic thread that runs through the whole show: a mix of nostalgia and hard honesty the Bare Bait company stand out. When they take the about the present. It’s clear that French knows of both show on the road this summer, to community halls and the mythology and the grim realities of small towns, church basements in Montana’s out-of-the-way places, and her work intentionally leads the audience on a they will be making great strides toward proving how well small-town America and modern dance can comtour through both. In the section “The Land,” several dancers in over- pliment one another—like pie and grandma’s porch. alls represent farmers, eking out an existence on the Views from Grandma’s Porch continues at the landscape for generations. Their movements are delib- Downtown Dance Collective Fri., March 30, and erate and measured, purposeful. Soon their “work” is Sat., March 31, at 8 PM nightly with a 2 PM matinee interrupted by a dancer in a suit, her movements full of on Sat. $10/$8 students and seniors. Advance tickflash. When she is joined by other suited dancers and ets available at the DDC. they launch into a techno-driven, up-tempo segment, the farmers are captivated. Soon the two groups arts@missoulanews.com

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Scope Dance Noise Film Movie Shorts White Mystery Unlike more predictable writers seeking an uptick in internet traffic, I am going to forego the mention of the White Stripes or this brother/sister duo’s flaming red mounds of curlicued hair as I discuss the merits of Chicago garage rock honchos White Mystery. Ask anyone except the dudes in Yes or Dream Theater: Rock and roll isn’t a mathematical equation requiring a solution. WM’s brand of scuzzy, fuzzed-out tuneage is more akin to the energy residing in a kindergarten classroom on fingerpaint day: controlled chaos. Their latest track, “People Power,” is a tour de garage that gallops on the force of drummer Francis’s never-ending, Keith Moon-esque flagellating. Admittedly, garage rock is derivative, but that often drives its players to bang the skins harder and holler with gusto, as WM does. That energy translates into spontaneous lip-biting and/or hip-shaking (the

Ancient Forest Ancient Forest self-released

The allure of Missoula’s Ancient Forest might correlate with how much of a fantasy geek you are. This album’s soundscape only enhances my love for Tolkien’s Middle Earth and all its moon letters and troll camps. It evokes traveling a long, treacherous path through the White Mountains via mule train, surrounded by moss and stars and gnarly tree roots. But is that just me? Kalen Walther, the solo musician behind this project, never seems to break the illusion, however you might relate to it, and that’s

Unicycle Loves You Failure Mecca Lecca Recording Co.

Although its title reads Failure, Unicycle Loves You’s follow-up to the 2010 sophomore album Mirror, Mirror is anything but. It is a veritable hodgepodge of clashing styles and tones, but “Failure” exudes a level of polish and refinement not found in the Chicago band’s previous scattershot efforts. This time there’s more of a focused, calculated method to all of the eardrum-shattering madness. And clocking in at an anemic 29 minutes, one would think that the experience would leave indie rock enthusiasts wanting. But what Failure lacks in running time, it more than makes up for with a dizzying assortment of catchy, memorable tunes that rattle around in your brain days. Even before you get to the

Dead Winter Carpenters Dead Winter Carpenters Realla Knife Records

Despite a name that conjures up bleak imagery and the threat of Arctic cold, Dead Winter Carpenters’s eponymous debut is a healthy dose of warmweather medicine guaranteed to cure those frostbitten blues. The Lake Tahoe, Calif. quintet spins a colorful web of influences, including country, bluegrass, rock and a dash of ragtime, replete with silky fiddle lines and contagious melodies. The result is a pleasing reflection of American roots traditions that rolls

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Ringwald is a foregone conclusion for me). Miss Alex White’s lyrics are playful and hooky and stick like pitch. On the Animalsesque “Party,” she sings, “I have an idea/Let’s have a party” for two minutes before suggesting we take to the four cardinal directions for said party. Like any good dance music, the lyrical content isn’t the point, the party is. (Jason McMackin) KBGA presents White Mystery with Atlanta’s The Coathangers, Denver’s Leather Sky and Missoula’s I Hate Your Girlfriend and Needlecraft at Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main St., on Sat., Mar. 31, at 9 PM. $8/$6 advance at Ear Candy. enchanting in itself. “The Magic Key” moves like it’s underwater, and the title track slows to an even trippier march, but without becoming boring: clapping and horns add texture to the warped pace. “Even in Winds of Olde Thyme,” which follows a more folksy format, is still in service to this ancient sound. And, okay, it’s not just for fantasy dorks. How about if you just love wilderness or cozy cabins? The lyrics themselves point to chimney smoke curling from a cobblestone house overlooking a sparkling mountain lake. Not hippie, but earthy, Walther’s vocal affect—hard, curling “r”s and a cautiousness that doesn’t outshine his other instruments—makes even him seem of an older time, like he’s recreating some uncorrupt universe and preserving it for us. (Erika Fredrickson) Ancient Forest plays Zoo City Apparel Wed., April 4, at 8 PM with Netherfriends, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt and Abe Coley. $5. end, the album’s unapologetic attitude and Sonic Youth-style rock alchemy will inevitably take hold and prompt you to revisit tracks like “Garbage Dump,” the furious, pulse-pounding opener, and “Bitch Eye,” a beguiling showcase for the outfit’s bassist and co-vocalist, Nicole Vitale, over and over again. (Mack Perry) Unicycle Loves You plays the Badlander Friday, March 30, at 9 PM for the official Dude Abides after-party, with locals I Hate Your Girlfriend and Shahs. $5/$3 with a Wilma wristband. along like a stagecoach across the Western plains. The band could play this album from start to finish live and they’d have a perfect setlist. Songs such as the opener “Holy Moses” and “Devil Town” are instant crowd pleasers with sing-along choruses. “Sun Don’t Shine” starts with a lazy fiddle melody à la Railroad Earth before turning into a straw-twixt-yourteeth, pickin’-and-grinnin' twangfest packed with rollicking country guitar licks. Mellower tunes like “Vermont” and “Russian River” are placed perfectly in the middle of the album, giving the listener a bit of a break from the band’s freight-train rhythm. Aside from a few lackluster tracks such as “Hip Hop Happy Hour,” this album is a hoedown from start to finish. (Jed Nussbaum) Dead Winter Carpenters play the VFW Thursday, April 5, at 9 PM with Voodoo Horseshoes and PD Lear. Free.


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Real Iran Defending A Separation against one critic by Dave Loos

A Separation doesn’t need me to tell that you that it’s great. It already won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film—the first time an Iranian movie has been so honored—and with a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you won’t find a better reviewed film from 2011. That’s right: Out of 134 reviews, just one critic decided A Separation wasn’t worth his time. His name is David Nusair. He writes for Reel Film Reviews. For all I know Nusair is a nice guy, but his two-star (out of five) review wreaks of insincere contrarianism. That’s not to say Nusair isn’t entitled to his opinion, it’s just that his argument against the film is so weak that it feels like little more than an attempt to be the proverbial turd in the punchbowl. For this review, let’s deconstruct his review. There’s little doubt that A Separation opens with a great deal of promise, as Farhadi kicks off the proceedings with an engrossing sequence in which Nader and Simin argue their case before an unseen judge.

A Separation

Okay, so far, so good. It’s a wonderfully intense opening scene as framed by writer and director Asghar Farhadi. Simin (Leila Hatami) requests a divorce from Nader (Peyman Moadi), her husband of 14 years. She wants to move abroad with Nader and Termeh (Sarina Farhadi), their 11-year-old daughter. He says he must stay in Iran to care for his Alzheimer’s-stricken father. We never see the judge, but he refuses to grant the divorce, coldly telling her that she needs a better reason. By this point, though, Simin has already moved back in with her parents, leaving her husband and daughter on their own in their upper middleclass apartment and leaving Nader in search of someone to help care for his father. The dialogue in these early scenes often comes at a frenetic pace—worth mentioning because you may find yourself straining to keep up with the subtitles. A Separation morphs into a languid kitchensink drama revolving primarily around the subdued exploits of the film’s various characters—with the palpable authenticity of Farhadi’s screenplay initially offsetting the decidedly less-than-captivating nature of many of these scenes. Nusair has no patience. How else to explain his inability to appreciate the subtle storytelling of everyday Iranian life as it shifts from the mundane into a suspenseful crime drama? To the film’s great credit, nothing is rushed here. Thanks to the nearly constant use of handheld cameras, A Separation looks and feels eerily like a documentary.

Nader hires Razieh (Sareh Bayat), a lower-class woman from the outskirts of Tehran, to care for his ailing father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). She barely makes it through the first day, during which—in one of the film’s most poignant scenes—she calls a local mosque to ask if it is a sin to clean the elderly man, who has wet himself. With her young daughter in tow, Razieh is clearly overwhelmed but she soldiers on in order to make money to help her husband, who is in financial trouble. Fa r h a d i o f f e r s u p a n increasingly melodramatic narrative that simply isn’t as intriguing or engaging as he clearly believes it to be … I too had doubts as to where A Separation was headed, but to write off the ensuing conflict as melodrama is just lazy. Razieh suffers a miscarriage following a brief scuffle with Nader, who is justifiably upset with her after returning home early to find his father unconscious and alone. She blames Nader for causing the miscarriage, which in Iran carries a penalty of up to three years in prison. What unfolds over the second half of the film is an Iranian version of “Law & Order,” and a fascinating one full of surprises. If anything, the scenes are understated as the film evolves, and are all the more powerful because if it. The moral dilemmas are plentiful and painful—the shot of Termeh realizing as she testifies that her father expects her to lie in order to protect him is a heartbreaker. The progressively tedious atmosphere ultimately prevents the film’s final scenes from making any real emotional impact … The atmosphere is what drives this film, and it is far from tedious. From the chaotic Tehran police station to the crowded city streets, part of what makes A Separation so mesmerizing is that we’re seeing a place and experiencing a culture that Hollywood has chosen to ignore for pretty much forever. This film removes Iran as an abstraction, and does so while telling a moving story. Moadi in particular probably deserved an Oscar nomination for playing an overwhelmed and stressed-out father, who, no matter how good his intentions, may still be caught in a lie. And sorry, David Nusair, but the final scenes of A Separation—back in the same courthouse where we began—are emotionally jolting and nearly perfect. I stand with the 99 percent. A Separation continues at the Wilma Theatre. arts@missoulanews.com

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FRIENDS WITH KIDS Two besties decide to make a baby and remain friends and continue their romantic engagements. Starring Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph. Rated R. Wilma: 7 and 9 pm nightly, with Sat. matinees at 1 and 3 pm.

21 JUMP STREET Let’s jump into the story of a couple of dopey cops who go back to high school to foil an undercover drug ring. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Peter Deluise (jokes). Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 and 10:15 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 pm Stadium 14: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:35 pm, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 4:30, 6:50 and 9 pm, with 2 pm matinees Fri.-Sun.

MIRROR MIRROR No way I’m buying Julia Roberts as the evil step-mother in this “update” of Snow White. She’s so darn cute. Starring Lily Collins and Armie Hammer. Rated PG. Carmike 12: 1:15,

on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:40 and 9:20 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12,12:30 1, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:45 and 10:15 pm, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. Add’l shows at 2, 5:15 and 8:30 pm, Mon.-Thu. Mountain: 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 pm, Fri.-Sat. 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 pm, Sun. 4:15, 7 and 9:35 pm, Mon.-Thu. Entertainer: 4, 6:45 and 9:30 pm, with 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun.

Devito. Rated PG. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 pm. Midnight show on Fri. 3D: 1, 4, 6:30 and 8:45 pm. Midnight show on Fri. Village 6: 4 and 7 pm, with 10 pm show on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 3D: 7 and 9 pm, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 pm. Stadium 14: 12:10, 4:40 and 9:25 pm, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. 3D: 12:40, 2:15, 3, 5:10, 6:55, 7:25 and 9:40 pm, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat.

THE IRON LADY Meryl Streep guns for Oscar gold as Britain’s Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher. Also starring Jim

OCTOBER BABY A college girl learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion. Starring Rachel Hendrix

Dag, this nest be funky! Mirror Mirror opens Friday at the Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharaohplex and Showboat.

1:45, 4:15, 4:45, 6:45. 7:15, 9:15 and 9:45 pm. Midnight show on Fri. Village 6: 4 and 7 pm, with matinees at 9:15 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15 pm, with 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. WRATH OF THE TITANS If you think Zeus is a jerk, you need to meet his extra-jerky Titan parents, Kronos and Rhea, who ruled the Golden Age. Anyway, Perseus has to rescue Zeus from Hades, who unleashes the Titans on humanity. Starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 3D: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 and 10:15 pm. 12:15 am show on Fri. Big D: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 pm. Midnight show on Fri. Village 6: 7:30 pm nightly, with matinees at 1:30 pm on Sat. and Sun. 3D: 4:30 pm nightly, with 10 pm shows on Fri. and Sat. Pharaohplex: 3D: 7 and 9 pm, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 pm. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9 pm.

THE ARTIST Will talking pictures end silent film star George Valentin’s career? Will he find love with a young dancer? It seems black-and-white to me. Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. Rated PG-13. Wilma: 7 pm nightly, with Sat. matinee at 1 pm. No show on Fri., Mar. 30. THE DESCENDANTS George Clooney takes his daughters on a trip to confront the man his wife has been cheating on him with. Did I mention his wife is on life support? Rated R. Village 6: 4:30 and 7:30 pm, with shows at 10 pm of Fri. and Sat. and 1:30 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. THE HUNGER GAMES Oh lordy, in the future children are chosen by The Man to fight to the death on live TV. Wait, there’s TV in the future? Heinous. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci. PG-13. Carmike 12: 1, 1:30, 2:15, 4, 4:30, 6, 7, 7:30, 9:15, 10 and 10:30 pm. Midnight show on Fri. Village 6: 4:10 and 7:20 pm, with matinees at 10:30 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees

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Broadbent and Richard E. Grant. Rated PG-13. Showboat: 1 pm, Sat., Mar. 31 and Sun., Apr. 1. JOHN CARTER Holy Christ-figure, Batman! Vietnam vet John Carter must defend a lady and battle creatures twice his size, all while on Mars. Cue the “Hero’s Journey.” Starring Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe. PG-13. Carmike 12: 3D: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 and 10:30 pm. Village 6: 3D: 4 and 7 pm, with matinees at 10 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:45 and 9:15 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12:10, 3:10, 7:10, 9:10 and 10:10 pm, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. 3D: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:10 and 10:10 pm, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 4:30, 7 and 9:30 pm, with 2 pm matinees Fri.-Sun. DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Make Fox News angry and take your kids to this story of a young boy’s love of a girl and the grumpy fella that protects the environment. Starring the voices of Taylor Swift and Danny

and John Schneider. PG-13. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30 pm. Midnight show on Fri. Stadium 14: 1, 4, 7 and 9:45 pm, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. A SEPARATION Winner of Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, in which a family must choose between taking care of their child or an aging parent with Alzheimer’s. Starring Peyman Moadi and Leila Hatami. PG-13. 9 pm, nightly with a Sat. matinee at 3 pm. No show Fri., Mar. 30. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Mar. 30. Show times and locations are subject to change or there may be errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12/Village 6–541-7469; Wi l m a – 728 - 2521 ; P h a r a o h p l e x i n Hamilton–961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and the Entertainer in Ronan–862-3130.


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Danica is an Independent Executive. This means she has her own busy schedule to keep and respects the need for some alone time. She is dressed in her best tuxedo just for you! Danica has her paws crossed that she will be adopted during the Mega Match-a-thon.

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REBA

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Celeste could very well become your own piece of heaven. She is a big, beautiful four-year-old who came to us in the Spring of 2011. Being that her name means “heavenly," we can’t think of a better angel for any household, and neither can she!

BOULDER

A boulder is defined as a large, smooth piece of rock detached from its place of origin. Boulder was detached from his place of origin as a kitten during our 2010 kitten season. He is a beautiful 1 1/2-year-old Tuxedo kitty. Equus & Paws, L.L.C.

NESSA

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SERENA

Serena means calm or serene in Latin. I think that is pretty fitting for me considering I never get too worked up about anything. I just sit back and take life as it comes. If I’ve learned one thing in my five short years it’s that sweating the small stuff just isn’t worth the worry. Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

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PET OF THE WEEK Snuggles is appropriately named! He enjoys cuddling but also has an independent streak. He’d be happy as a mouser in a cozy barn or indoors snuggling under the covers. Snuggles is a bit chatty when he wants attention and will purr and purr for affection. He’ll greet you when you go to feed the horses or do other barn chores. Find your match at the Mega Match-a-thon this weekend only. The Humane Society will be open from noon - 8 pm on Saturday March 31st and noon - 5 pm Sunday April 1st. Visit www.myhswm.org for more information or call (406)549-3934.


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LARD OF THE DANCE When I got married, I was a slim 6’2”, but I’ve gained a lot of weight. My wife gained about 20 pounds but recently lost that and more. I’ve been as high as 265, but I’m now at 238 and losing about a pound a week, which isn’t fast enough for my wife. When I contemplate going on a stricter diet, what comes to mind is feeling angry, tired, and hungry at my highstress job. My wife said that I obviously love food more than her, and that if I won’t lose weight for her, maybe I’ll do it for our boys. She considers me self-centered and narcissistic because I’m not losing enough weight, and I consider her self-centered and narcissistic for framing every argument in terms of what she wants and isn’t getting. What do you think? Does being overweight mean you don’t love your significant other? –Fatso Some women just can’t appreciate their husband’s collections: comic books, shot glasses, broken-down cars, chins. There’s your wife, wagging a carrot stick at you, telling you that if you loved her you’d be surviving on iceberg lettuce sandwiches or going on the Drink Your Own Urine Diet whatever it takes to drop flab fast. Probably because weight loss seems easier for her, she assumes you’re lazy and self-indulgent. She’s now trying to guilt-ivate you into losing weight (“Picture your children fatherless...Doritobreath”), which is more helpful than voicing the other thing she’s probably thinking: “I don’t want to have sex with you; I want to harpoon you.” Chances are, the problem isn’t that your diet isn’t “strict enough” as in, you should be sniffing celery sticks instead of eating them but that you’ve been following the obesity-causing dietary “science” promoted by the government and much of the medical establishment. The “weight loss” diet they advise high-carb, low-fat is actually a weight-gain diet. Also, as Dr. Mary Dan Eades, co-author of “The Protein Power Lifeplan,” writes, “Study after study has shown the low fat diet to be a failure in treating obesity, in solving diabetes, in reducing blood pressure or in decreasing heart disease risk.” Investigative science journalist Gary Taubes spent more than a decade digging through the body of research on diet. As he writes in “Why We Get Fat,” the evidence shows that it is carbohydrates from sugar, flour, easily digested starchy vegetables like potatoes, and juice and beer that cause the insulin secretion that puts on fat. So, if you want to drop pounds and not

just one a week but like they’re stones falling off a truck eat low-carb/high-fat foods like cheeseburgers. Even bacon cheeseburgers. (Just see that you feed the bun to the pigeons.) Unfortunately, it seems your love handles have become resentment handles. Some of the ill will between you may melt away as you lose the gut that Ding Dongs and Mountain Dew built, but it points to a bad pattern. You don’t win marital arguments by clinging to how right you are and how wrong your spouse is; you win by working together to make things as right as you can for both of you (“us first” instead of “me first””). Some problems aren’t solvable, but you’ll be more able to shrug off an impasse if you’re consistently putting yourselves in each other’s place. That’s the spirit that keeps you from striking out in revenge for example, by insisting you’re on the Zone diet (but not mentioning that it’s the zone from the outermost wall of Dunkin’ Donuts to the outermost wall of Cinnabon).

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U.S. Secretary of Labor. A copy of said wage rate is attached as part of the contract documents. The provisions of this part do not apply in those instances in which the standard prevailing rate of wages is determined by federal law. “Public works contract” means a contract for construction services let by the state, county, municipality, school district, or political subdivision or for nonconstruction services let by the state, county, municipality, or political subdivision in which the total cost of the contract is in excess of $25,000. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis race, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, political belief, public assistance status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. The City of Missoula reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, and, if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to the bid opening at 2:00 p.m. on April 10, 2012. The City of Missoula provides accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in any service, program, or activity of the City. To request accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (406)552-6079. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the city’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, until 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, and will then be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room for the furnishing of all labor, equipment and materials for construction of the following: City of Missoula Project MPR 12-012 Tree Pruning & Removal The project consists of tree pruning and removals various public rights of way locations throughout the City of Missoula, Montana ISA certified firms or individuals are qualified to bid on this contract. Qualified bidders shall submit sealed bids as prescribed in the Project Bid request addressed to the City Clerk, City of Missoula, enclosed in sealed envelopes plainly marked on the outside “Proposal for City of Missoula Project MPR12-00x Tree Pruning & Removal” The project is divided into 21 separate work orders. A bidder may bid on all, one or multiple work orders. Bids will be awarded in priority order to the low qualified bidder for each identified tree pruning and removal work order listed until all available funds are obligated. The envelopes shall also be marked with the Bidder’s Name, Address and Montana Contractor’s Registration Number, if available. Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment

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PUBLIC NOTICES Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of the City of Missoula against liability. A complete set of the Contract Documents will be furnished to the Contractors from the Office of the City Forester, 100 Hickory Street, Missoula, Montana. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of theiractual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or because of their association with a person or group of people so identified except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. The City of Missoula reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, and, if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to the bid opening at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The City of Missoula provides accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in any service, program, or activity of the City. In the case of documents, recordings or verbal presentations, alternative accessible formats will be provided. To request accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (406)552-6080. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the city’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, until 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, and will then be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room for the furnishing of all labor, equipment and materials for construction of the following: Parks & Recreation Asphalt Maintenance Asphalt Maintenance – Trails and Lots, Various locations City of Missoula, Parks & Recreation Project PR12-04AM This project consists of asphalt repair and maintenance in the form of asphalt overlays, cut and patch, shim patches, seal coating, striping and other associated items of work. Bidders shall submit sealed bids as prescribed in the Project Manual addressed to the City Clerk, City of Missoula, enclosed in sealed envelopes plainly marked on the outside “Proposal for City of Missoula Project PR12-04 Parks & Recreation Asphalt Maintenance” The envelopes shall also be marked with the Bidder’s Name, Address and Montana Contractor’s Registration Number. Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of the City of Missoula

against liability. A complete set of the Contract Documents and Project Manual will be furnished the Contractors making application from Parks & Recreation Headquarters in Currents Aquatics Center, 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula, MT 59801, upon payment of $50.00 by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order (cash cannot be accepted) made payable to Missoula Parks & Recreation. Full amount of payment will be refunded upon return of the plans and specifications in good, unmarked condition within ten (10) City business days following bid opening provided that complete plans and bid proposal Package are returned. A Project Manual submitted for bid retained for legal purposes and is therefore not refundable. After 10 City business days, the remaining checks will be deposited; no reminder calls will be made. Contractor and any of the contractor’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) except as listed in MCA 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the Department of Labor and Industry by calling 1-406-444-7734. Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of this construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by law. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, ancestry, color, handicap, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, political belief, public assistance status or sexual preference except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. The City of Missoula reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, and, if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to the bid opening at 3:00 p.m. on April 24, 2012. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA Request for Proposals - Safety and Risk Management Consultant The City of Missoula is requesting proposals from qualified consulting firms and/or individuals to: 1. Assess risk management needs for workers’ compensation, property protection and liability exposures for the City of Missoula. 2. Analyze City of Missoula workers’ compensation, property and liability loss data for trends, identify problem areas and recommend training programs to manage risks. 3. Review city policies (safety, personnel, etc.) leases, contracts etc. for language affecting risk management, loss control and safety considerations; review documents to identify and rectify deficiencies with respect to risk and make recommendations to ensure documents adequately manage potential risks. Proposals are due April 27, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. and should be addressed to the Gail Verlanic, City of Missoula Human Resources Department, 435 Ryman St, Missoula, MT 59802-4297, A detailed outline of services requested can be obtained on-line at http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids or from: Gail Verlanic Human Resources Director City of Missoula 435 Ryman Street Missoula, Montana 59802-4297 (406) 552-6130 gverlanic@ci.missoula.mt.us IN JUSTICE COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA BEFORE JOHN E. ODLIN, JUSTICE OF

THE PEACE Cause No. CV-20120036514 AMENDED SUMMONS FOR COLLECTION OF A DEBT. REANNE, INC., dba AXENT EDGE and AXENT GREEN, Plaintiff, vs. DEREK STEBNER, COPPER MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE, INC., dba, GRAND CENTRAL APARTMENTS, MULLAN HEIGHTS APARTMENTS, and RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS, INGLEWOOD HOLDINGS, LLC, Series 5, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE NAME DEFENDANT, GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed with the above-named Justice of the Peace, a copy of which is served upon you, and to file your written answer with the above-entitled Court and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff, or Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in this Complaint. A $20.00 fee must be accompanied by the answer for each Defendant. WITNESS my hand this 22nd day of March, 2012. /s/ John E. Odlin, Justice of the Peace MISSOULA COUNTY FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION The Office of Planning & Grants has received a floodplain application from Rick Bowler to work within the Clark Fork floodplain. The proposed project is located at 21185 Mullan Road and is legally described as Lot 4 of Clark Fork Meadows in Section 2, T11N, R17W. Proposed work within the floodplain includes the removal of berms and floodplain restoration. The full application is available for review in the Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT. Written comments from anyone interested in County floodplain permit application #12-22 may be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m., April 20, 2012. Address comments to the Floodplain Administrator, Office of Planning & Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or call 258-4841 for more information. MISSOULA COUNTY Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Missoula County Public Works Department in the City of Missoula, Montana until 10:00 A.M., Thursday April 5th 2012 at which time bids will be opened and read in the Public Work’s Conference Room for the purpose of applying Magnesium Chloride Dust Palliative to approximately 85 miles of gravel roads throughout various geographic areas within Missoula County. All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications on file in the Office of the Public Works Department and shall be performed under the supervision of the Director of Public Works or his designated representative. Specifications and bid procedures can be obtained at the Office of Public Works at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT. Proposals must be accompanied by security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract and in the form specified in MCA 18-1-203, for example: cash, cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft, any of which must be drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the state of Montana or a banking association incorporated under the Laws of Montana; or a bid bond or bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the state of Montana. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposals for 2012 Missoula County Road Dust

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Abatement Program” and addressed to: Missoula County Public Works, 2012 Dust Abatement Bid, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808 MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing Missoula County is preparing an application for a Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) Grant from the Montana Department of Commerce (DOC). TSEP grants are a state action subject to the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). As required by the MEPA and DOC regulations, Missoula County has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposed project. This notice announces the availability of the draft EA for public review and comments as well as the date and time of a Public Hearing regarding the proposed project. The proposed action generally consists of the replacement of the Riverview Drive Bridge crossing the Clearwater River approximately one mile west of Seeley Lake. Copies of the draft EA are available for review at the office of the Missoula Department of Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59808. Missoula County will consider all substantive comments received in response to the draft EA. The Missoula County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Seeley Lake Elementary School, in order to discuss the draft EA and present the preliminary engineering research for the proposed project. At the Public Hearing, the proposed project will be explained, including the purpose and proposed area of the project, activities, budget, environmental issues, and TSEP grant issues. After the hearing, all comments will be reviewed and considered and Missoula County will decide that either: 1. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary; 2. The Environmental Assessment did not adequately reflect the issues raised by the proposed action and must be revised; or 3 .An EIS is not necessary, and make a final decision on the proposed action (submitting the application for TSEP funding). All interested persons will be given the opportunity and are encouraged to ask questions and to express their opinions regarding this proposed project and its environmental impacts. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 1:30 p.m. on March 29, 2012. Written comments should be sent to: Missoula County Public Works Department at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59808. For further information, contact Erik Dickson, Missoula County Engineer, at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808, or call (406) 258-3772. /s/ Board of Commissioners, Missoula County. MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE COMMUNITYBASED ORGANIZATION APPLICATIONS Missoula County is currently accepting applications from governmental or health and human service nonprofit organizations that provide basic/critical needs assistance to at-risk populations in Missoula County. Priority will be given to programs that provide food, transportation, shelter and medical services to at-risk populations. For more information or to receive a Community-Based Organization (CBO) application form, please call 258-3712. Applications may be picked up at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, or on the web, http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb/Grants/. The deadline for submittal is Wednesday, April 25, 2012. MISSOULA IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT 2011 Balance 12/31/10: $27,574.99 Cash Receipts, January-October, 2011: $179,167.46 Expenses Paid January-

December, 2011: $172,014.32 Balance 12/31/11: $34, 592.61 NOTE: The above represents the accounting made by MID from its internal records. MID receives monies from its annual assessments collected by Missoula County Treasurer and some interest invested by Missoula County Treasurer of MID funds and credits. All funds are deposited with the Treasurer of Missoula County, MT and all disbursements are drawn from that fund by written drafts. Missoula County Treasurer has paid out monies which it charged against MID and as yet the records are not corrected and may require future legal proceedings. No report of income has been given MID by Missoula County Treasurer for the months of October and December, 2011 so such incomes cannot be reported herein. Dated this 22nd day of March, 2012. MISSOULA IRRIGATION DISTRICT /s/ Raymond P. Tipp, Sec’y to MID Board MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III Cause No. DV-11-1509 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. NORMAN E. TAYLOR Plaintiff, v. MAGDALENE L. WOLVERTON, EARL CHARLTON, WAVA CHARLTON AND RALPH F. GREEN, WALLACE PAULSON, J. VIOLA HERAK TRUST, their heirs and devisees and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the Complaint, adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title thereto, whether such claim or possible claim be present or contingent, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA to all persons claiming any interest in or lien upon the real property described in this summons or any part of the real property, defendants: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint for Quiet Title in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, within sixty (60) days after the first publication of this Summons, and set forth what interest or lien, if any, you have in or upon that certain real property or any part of the real property situated in the county of Missoula, state of Montana as described as follows: That portion of Lot Twenty-five (25) of Cobban and Dinsmore’s Orchard Homes, Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Starting at the Southeast corner of said Lot Twenty-five (25), and thence running North along the East line of said Lot Twenty-five (25) a distance of 300 feet, thence at right angles and in a westerly direction a distance of 150 feet, thence at right angles and in a southerly direction 300 feet to the South line of said Lot Twenty-five (25), and thence in an Easterly direction and along the South line of said Lot Twenty-five (25) a distance of 150 feet to the point of beginning. Recording Reference: Book 598, Page 582 You are further notified that, unless you appear and answer, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint as follows: 1. That the Court make a complete adjudication of the title to the above-described real property and that by Decree of the Court it be declared and adjudged that no Defendant has any estate or interest whatsoever in and to said land or lien or encumbrance thereon and that the title to the above-described real property is quieted in Plaintiff; 2.That Defendants, Magdalena L. Wolverton, Earl Charlton, Wava Charlton and Ralph F. Green, their heirs and devisees and all other persons, known and unknown, be forever enjoined and barred from asserting any claim whatever in and to the within described real property, or any part thereof, adverse to Plaintiff; and 3. That Plaintiff have such other or further relief as the Court may deem proper. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court, the 29th day of February, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT Attorneys for Plaintiffs: GARLINGTON, LOHN & ROBINSON, PLLP 350 Ryman Street P. O. Box 7909 Missoula, MT 59807-7909 Telephone (406) 523-2500 Telefax (406) 5232595 By: /s/ Jenny M. Jourdonnais March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, 2012 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DR-12-133 Department No. 1 Summons for Publication IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: Brian Barnes, Petitioner, and Kathryn Barnes, Respondent. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: You, the Respondent, are hereby summoned to answer the Petition in this action, which is filed with the Clerk of Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Petitioner within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to ap-

pear or answer, judgment will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. The action is brought to obtain a dissolution. Title to and interest in the following real property will be involved in this action: Dated this 9th day of March, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Michelle Vipperman, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DN-10-46 Dept. No. 1 Judge Edward P. McLean SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING H. B., A YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE. TO: DAWN DRAWDY Re: H.B., born July 12, 1996 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana 59808, has filed a Petition to Terminate the Mother’s and Father’s Parental Rights and Grant of Permanent Legal Custody to CFS with the Right to Consent to Adoption or for said Youth to be otherwise cared for; Now, Therefore, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on the 11th day of April, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why the Mother’s rights should not be terminated; why CFS should not be awarded permanent legal custody of the Youth with the right to consent to the Youth’s adoption; and why the Petition should not be granted or why said Youth should not be otherwise cared for. Dawn Drawdy is represented by Kelli Sather, Office of State Public Defender, 610 Woody, Missoula, Montana, 59802, (406) 523-5140. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the Youth, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the Petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of District Court for Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable Edward P. McLean, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 8th day of March, 2012. /s/ Edward P. McLean, District Judge MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-40 Dept. No. 1 Judge Ed McLean. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of JOAN M. MANDEVILLE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above 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 Charles E. Mandeville, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of his attorneys, Crowley Fleck PLLP, 305 South 4th Street East, Suite 100, PO Box 7099, Missoula, MT 59807-7099, or filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 2nd day of March, 2012 /s Charles Mandeville Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012 CROWLEY FLECK PLLP. /s/ Dirk A. Williams, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-49 Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF MARLA B. JENSEN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Eli S. Napolitano has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed, return receipt requested, to Eli Napolitano, Personal Representative, c/o Cederberg Law Offices, P.C., PO Box 8234, Missoula, Montana 59807-8234, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 15th day of March, 2012. CEDERBERG LAW OFFICES, P.C., 269 West Front Street, PO Box 8234, Missoula, MT 59807-8234 /s/ Anne Blanche Adams, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-207 Dept. No. 4 Karen S. Townsend Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Susan Johnson Cole Rose, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Susan Johnson Cole Rose to Susan Elaine Rose. The hearing will be on April 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: February 28, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: Laura M. Driscoll, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-327 Dept. No. 3 Judge John W. Larson Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name

Change of Linda Michele Keener. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Linda Michele Keener to Michele Linda Keener. The hearing will be on 05/10/2012 at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Dated: March 21, 2012 /s/ Shirley E. Faust Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Nicole Borchers, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-12-44 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOYCE D. OLSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Brian Zottnick, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 5th day of March, 2012. /s/ Brian Zottnick, Personal Representative. GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Case No. DP-12-41 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of ROBERT DENNIS GENG, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to the Personal Representative, Karen Hayward, return receipt requested, at Tipp & Buley, P.C., PO Box 3778, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 6th day of March, 2012. /s/ Karen Hayward, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Karen S. Townsend Probate Case No. DP-12-24 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of LOUISE R. RAFF, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to the Personal B. Thrailkill, return receipt requested, at 1221 Lincoln Court, Missoula, Montana 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 7th day of March, 2012. /s/ Deborah B. Thrailkill, Personal Representative 1221 Lincoln Court, Missoula, MT 59802 /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: Gayle Johnston Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Christopher John Thompson, Dept. No. 2 Cause Number DV-12-86. Notice is hereby given that a hearing on Christopher John Thompson’s Petition to change his name to Christopher John Kerney will be held on April 17, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, before the Honorable Robert L. Deschamps Auction Storage Contents 6c & 14a. 10:00 a.m. 4/13/12. 2122 South Avenue West, Missoula. Cash. 240-9371 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702634, Book 791, Page 655, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Mark W. Knight and Laura A. Knight, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Home123 Corporation was Beneficiary and First American Title Insurance Company was Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 55-B of Snider Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200807848, Bk. 816, Pg. 1024, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-AR3. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the


PUBLIC NOTICES Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of January 19, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $880,319.70. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $599,322.54, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7777.26264) 1002.97599-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/19/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702241 Bk-791 Pg-262, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Leslie Beck Ames, a married person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and First American Title was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 26 of Maloney Ranch Phase VI, a platted subdivision iin Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 10/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of January 26, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $315,193.74. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $305,000.00, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on June 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s

rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.98604) 1002.208212-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 10/12/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200527308, BK 762, PG 554, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Ward J. Veneklasen and Pamela L. Veneklasen, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Insured Titles, LLC was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles, LLC as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 1 in Block 4 of Linda Vista Tenth Supplement Phase I, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 08/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of January 30, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $313,824.40. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $259,200.00, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on June 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.06348) 1002.131336-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 05/05/10, recorded as Instrument No. 201008854 B: 859 P: 741, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Chris Froines was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Mortgage, LLC was Beneficiary and First American Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 1 of R And R Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201120535 B: 886 P: 762, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, NA. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 09/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of January 30, 2012, the amount

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $362,091.39. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $350,363.67, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on June 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.98238) 1002.208663-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 10/30/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200728652 Bk-808 Pg-289, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Jonathon A. Gash, a married person and Jacquilan K. Gash, a married person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot A-124 of Windsor Park Phase IV, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 11/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of February 7, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $193,456.49. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $189,631.19, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on June 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status

at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.98835) 1002.209151-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on May 14, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES IN MISSOULA COUNTY, STATE OF MONTANA: LOT 20 AND THE WEST 11.8 FEET OF LOT 21 IN BLOCK 5 OF GLENWOOD PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Patrick R. Ferrell, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Charles J. Peterson, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated March 12, 2007 and recorded April 12, 2007 in Book 795, Page 293 under Document No. 200708598. The beneficial interest is currently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of MISSOULA County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,329.98, beginning October 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of December 27, 2011 is $227,996.09 principal, interest at the rate of 7.000% now totaling $21,086.56, late charges in the amount of $1,502.09, escrow advances of $3,742.75, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,977.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $43.73 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest

Central Mini Storage will action to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 11, 17, 24. Units contain misc items. These units may be viewed by appt only by calling 543-9798. Please speak to Shannon. Written sealed bids may be submitted to the storage offices at 401 SW Higgins Missoula, MT 59803 prior to March 30, 2012 at 3:00pm. Auction sales will be final after this date. Buyers bid will be for the entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. ONLY cash or money order will be accepted as form of payment.

to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: January 6, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 6th day of December, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5-262015 BacVFerrell 42019.175

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Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby

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PUBLIC NOTICES given that the undersigned trustee will, on 06/25/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which CLINTON J ADCOCK AND AMBER K ADCOCK, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantors, conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/16/2009 and recorded 01/22/2009, in document No. 200901326 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 832 at Page Number 357 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 9A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 4379, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 6003 AIRWAY BLVD, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $313,492.39 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00% per annum from 05/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/09/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 100139822 FEI NO. 1006.117071 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 06/29/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which DAVID O LARSON, AND THERESA J LARSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/11/2007 and recorded 01/18/2007, in document No. 200701444 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 790 at Page Number 982 in the office of

the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS 1, 2, AND 3 IN BLOCK 80 OF SOUTH MISSOULA, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 900 MARSHALL STREET, Missoula, MT 598013612. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $197,074.67 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.00% per annum from 11/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/14/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120011452 FEI NO. 1006.153611 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 06/29/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which GIBBY CARLASCIO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN: 100133700027548919, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/21/2007 and recorded 11/23/2007, in document No. 200730481 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 809 at Page Number 382 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT A14 OF WINDSOR PARK, PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 4288 HERMIONE LANE, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney

fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $215,587.75 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.50% per annum from 11/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/14/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120011479 FEI NO. 1006.153612 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 06/26/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which FORREST E EBBS, MARRIED as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to ERIC TRAN as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 03/26/2007 and recorded 04/11/2007, in document No. 200708497 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 795 at Page Number 192 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, TO-WIT: TRACT 15-B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5418 LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS 5865351; SOURCE OF TITLE IS BOOK 736, PAGE 671 (RECORDED 07/16/04) MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS: TRACT 15-B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5418 LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 355 MYSTIC MOON, Potomac, MT 59823. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 10/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $371,209.53 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 10/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of

taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/16/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120010697 FEI NO. 1006.153821 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 07/03/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which JAMES JOSHUA MAYES as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA INC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/15/2010 and recorded 01/15/2010, in document No. 201001033 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 853 at Page Number 1314 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS 15 & 16 IN BLOCK 43 OF HOMEVALE ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 326 WEST SUSSEX AVENUE, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 10/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $212,831.07 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00% per annum from 10/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/17/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120012683 FEI NO. 1006.153985 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 07/10/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the

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Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which TIMOTHY M. SOLEM AND LAURA I. SARMIENTO, AS JOINT TENANTS AND TO THE SURVIVOR OF SAID NAMED JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/04/2006 and recorded 10/23/2006, in document No. 200627466 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 785 at Page Number 1080 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 OF HAWTHORNE’S, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 22 OF PLATS AT PAGE 32 Property Address: 2118 INVERNESS PLACE, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 09/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $223,586.45 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.25% per annum from 09/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/28/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0063718 FEI NO. 1006.140697 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 07/13/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which RANDELL J OPPEGAARD, AND LINDA M OPPEGAARD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS AKA RANDALL J. OPPEGARD as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/09/2004 and recorded 07/06/2004, in document No. 200418680 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 735 at Page Number 987 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, STATE OF MONTANA, BEING LOT 2 IN BLOCK 63 OF KNOWLES ADDITION NO. 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT

THEREOF. Property Address: 1413 S 4TH ST W, Missoula, MT 59801-2435. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-6. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $96,994.54 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.875% per annum from 11/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 03/02/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0016099 FEI NO. 1006.155130 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 06/29/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which WILLIAM C. SPARR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/25/2006 and recorded 10/30/2006, in document No. 200628044 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 786 at Page Number 237 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 1 OF SUSAN ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 1005 PATTY ANN DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 03/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared

all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $206,990.70 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.25% per annum from 03/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 02/22/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0012470 FEI NO. 1006.154172 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on July 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lots 35 and 36 in Block 55 of Carline Addition, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. J. Clair Rasmussen and Barbara Rasmussen, as Grantors, conveyed the real property to Insured Titles, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to First Security Bank of Missoula, as Beneficiary, by Trust Indenture recorded September 8, 2006, in Book 782 of Micro at Page 958, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The Beneficiary’s interest in the Trust Indenture was assigned to Jack Meyer, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Earl M. Pruyn, by assignment recorded February 7, 2012, in Book 889 of Micro at Page 496, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded February 28, 2012, in Book 890, Page 436, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Trust Indenture, and for which default of this foreclosure is made, is for failure to pay the final payment as and when due. Pursuant to the provisions of the Trust Indenture, the Beneficiary has exercised, and hereby exercises, his option to declare the full amount secured by such Trust Indenture immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $25,152.65, plus interest at a rate of 8.5% totaling $199.15 and back-due taxes paid totaling $6,082.39, for a total amount due of $31,434.19, as of February 29, 2012, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees, and other accruing costs. The Beneficiary has elected, and does hereby elect, to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation referenced above. The Beneficiary declares that the Grantor is in default as described above and demands that the Trustee sell the property described above in accordance with terms and provisions of this Notice. DATED 29th day of February, 2012. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee. STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula). On this 29th day of February, 2012, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Kevin S. Jones, Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Christy Shipp, Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana. My Commission Expires: 5/7/2013

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Open & Light & Green & Clean: Efficiency abounds in this 3 BR, 2.5 ba stand alone super insulated condo with heated floors and so much more. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com

Immaculate Rose Park Area Home This light filled home offers a fantastic floorplan, 2 family rooms, large deck

PRICE REDUCED 4 bed 2 bath house on one full landscaped acre near Wye. Great Well at 30 gpm. 2 gas fireplaces, updated kitchen

and bathrooms. $280,000. MLS #20120012. 9869 Lee’s Lane, Missoula. Call Anne 546-5816 for details. www.movemontana.com Rattlesnake dream property with a 1 bedroom apartment! 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage located on over 1/2 acre manicured & landscaped gardens & lawn. UG sprinkler, “secret garden” & fenced yard. $425,000. MLS#20114396. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.2404rattlesnake.com. Vacation Rental 4 Sale Charming vacation rental half a mile from Georgetown Lake and 6 miles from Discovery. This cabin has been a vacation rental for 7 years with many return clients, is being sold turn-key, and produces $20,000 per year income. It is in great shape and is being sold fully furnished including the hot tub. The site is 2.0 acres at the end of a private couldesc with easy year-round

access and great views. Priced at $209,000, visit www.cabinmt.com for photos or call 406-546-4797. Vacation Rental 4 Sale Charming vacation rental half a mile from Georgetown Lake and 6 miles from Discovery. This cabin has been a vacation rental for 7 years with many return clients, is being sold turn-key, and produces $20,000 per year income. It is in great shape and is being sold fully furnished including the hot tub. The site is 2.0 acres at the end of a private couldesc with easy year-round access and great views. Priced at $209,000, visit www.cabinmt.com for photos or call 406-546-4797.

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES 2 Bdr, 1.5 Downtown Missoula condo. Zoned for Residential or

Desirable 4-plex in a great neighborhood.

2 Bdr, 2 Bath Central Missoula home close to the Good Food Store. $189,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 2 Bdr, 2.5 Bath Hellgate Meadows home with a two car garage. $245,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 3 Bdr, 1 Bath Central Missoula home with a two car garage. Close to the Good Food Store. $189,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

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3 Bdr, 2 Bath Rose Park home on a corner lot. $249,000. Prudential

Robin Rice 240-6503 • 232 Cap De Villa, Lolo. • 4 bed, 1.5 bath with hardwood flooring. • Fully fenced backyard with deck • Mature trees and shrubs. • UG sprinklers & AC • HUGE PRICE REDUCTION $219,900 • MLS# 20116816 • 15000 Neil Drive, Lolo • 3 bed, 2.5 bath on country acreage • 2 car garage, carport, covered deck • Close to Forest Service & Lolo Creek • $299,900 MLS # 02115937

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riceteam@bigsky.net missoularealestate4sale.com • 2441 McIntosh, Missoula • 2 bed, 2 bath in 55+ community • Large family room • Homeowner's fee includes club house and other extras • HUGE PRICE REDUCTION $106,000 • MLS# A20121579 • 663 Ridge Road, Stevensville • 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage • 3 acres, partially fenced • Plenty of room for entertaining • Low maintenance vinyl siding • $179,000 • MLS# 20117486

541-547 S 2nd W • Missoula $275,000 • MLS# 20120840 Newer rubber membrane roof. Owner has architectural drawings on file for condo conversion. Seller is motivated!

www.541-547s2ndst.com For location and more info, view these and other properties at:

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REAL ESTATE Commercial use. $339,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com For a limited time a purchase of a condo at the Uptown Flats will include a large flat screen TV and assistance with up to $5000 Buyers closing costs!The Uptown Flats have two one bed one bath units at $149,900. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

LAND FOR SALE 23645 Mullan Beautiful 14 acre parcel just west of Huson. Meadow with trees & pasture. Modulars or double wides on foundation OK. Owner may finance. 23645 Mullan Road, Huson. $169,900. MLS#20112135. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

COMMERCIAL 321 N. Higgins Commercial building on coveted downtown location with lots of foot traffic. Building only for sale. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com East Missoula Building Lot with great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $65,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

OUT OF TOWN 18737 Sorrel Springs Lane, Frenchtown, $379,000 MLS # 20113420, 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, Beautiful home on 4 acres with spectacular views. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749. 3 Bdr, 2 Bath single level Stevensville area home on 6.3 cross-fenced acres with a large shop. $339,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Florence area home on 10 acres with Bitterroot River frontage. Horse Barn, cross-fenced. $449,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13.9 acres with panoramic Bitterroot Mountain views. $629,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 860 Haley, Florence $550,000 MLS# 20115636 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage home available. Over 5000 finished square ft. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! Your own private movie theater comes with 55” LED 3D TV, seven theater chairs, and an

awesome sound system. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 232 Cap De Villa, Lolo. Well-maintained 4 bed home w/ hardwood flooring in living, dining and kitchen. Fully fenced backyard w/deck. Nicely landscaped w/mature trees and shrubs. UG sprinklers in both front and back yard. $219,900. MLS#20116816. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Lolo End of Cul-de-sac Beauty Open, light, private, quiet and in immaculate condition. Huge yard, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with hardwood, tile and beautiful warm colors. 5697 Explorer Court. $225,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

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Megan Lane, Frenchtown, $199,900 MLS: 10007166 BRAND NEW 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME ON 1 ACRE. HOME TO BE BUILT SO YOU CAN PICK YOUR COLORS AND SOME FINISHING TOUCHES. GENEROUS $2000 APPLIANCE ALLOWANCE AND $1300 LANDSCAPING ALLOWANCE. Call Betsy for more info 880-4749. PRICED TO SELL! 32499 Bible Lane, Alberton. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage. Seller motivated, nice home close to Clark Fork river. $159,900. MLS# 20121030. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

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MISSOULA’S CONDOS AT THEIR FINEST UPSCALE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE THE UPTOWN FLATS 1 and 2 bedroom condos available

Starting at $149,900 OPEN HOUSE: Sunday Noon-4pm or call Jeff or Anne for Appointment

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