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Ron Smith can’t remember exactly how old he was when he overheard the conversation, but it was before he started drinking, so it was before he was 11. He doesn’t recall exactly what was said, either. When his aunts were finished talking, though, he was certain: He was a mistake from Cover photo by Chad Harder which his father could never recover. Now, 30 years after he killed two men, Smith is on the verge of being killed himself ....................14

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Thursday 4/26/12

Letters It’s the medical marijuana issue, stupid..........................................................4 The Week in Review Children corner ghost deer......................................................6 Briefs Verizon close to building a cell tower on Waterworks Hill ..............................6 Etc. The feds’ silent war on Montana med pot ...........................................................7 Up Front Hank Green’s awesome, lean-forward video biz.........................................8 Ochenski Who can tell Montana’s politicians apart? ................................................10 Range Hating wolves is tired. We need facts .............................................................11 Agenda Phillip K. Tompkins speaks about homelessness .........................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan The rise of Mexican-American food...............................................18 Happiest Hour Wheatfish Whiskey ...........................................................................19 8 Days a Week You make us feel like a natural woman ...........................................21 Mountain High A screening of Unbreakable: The Western States 100 ....................33 Scope Rockin’ Tummy Fest returns after a six-year hiatus ........................................34 Soundcheck In the bowels of Modality’s big sound ................................................35 Arts Jo Nasvik wore what she didn’t consume, on a wedding dress ........................36 Noise In honor of Lester: Zeds Dead, High On Fire, 64 Tuna..................................37 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................38

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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-15

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STREET TALK

by Michelle Gustafson

Asked on Sunday afternoon in Caras Park.

This week the Indy reports on death row inmate Ron Smith, a convicted murderer. How do you feel about killing people who kill people? Follow up: If you had to order your last meal, what would it be?

Sydney Cortright: I think it’s a tough call to make. It’s not so black-andwhite; it’s just a very gray area. I did a mock debate on this topic in class recently, with the argument about the money spent to keep repealing it. I debated for the death penalty in class, but in real life, I couldn’t make a decision like that. Wrap it up: Sushi and avocado.

Ty Grogan: I don’t believe in “an eye for an eye.” I believe he should be punished to the fullest without being killed, and have life in prison. It’s just a really fuzzy line; for example, if someone killed my son, I probably would feel a lot differently. Doubling down: Double Front chicken.

Daantje Spofford: I don’t believe in it at all. I’m from the Netherlands, so it flabbergasts me that the U.S. still has the death penalty. Crime isn’t any less because of having the death penalty. To me, it’s always so hypocritical that there are people who are for the death penalty and against abortion. Mussel-bound: I’d go to the market in Rotterdam and get mussels and fried fish.

Claire Muller: I think it’s a tough situation that depends on each case. It depends on the motives, the crime and the culture it was committed in, as well as the mental status of those involved. Many people look at it as a black-and-white situation, and oftentimes it isn’t. There are two sides to every story. First, and last: Pizza and beer. And afterward, some ice cream. But definitely a cold, tasty beer.

Aspen Ward: I don’t support the death penalty, primarily because it feels like stooping to their level, but it’s also a moral catch-22. I also feel indifferent, because I feel if you infringe on the rights of someone, you should have your rights infringed on. Bean curd?: Toby’s Tofu Tia. It’s a mix of Mexican spices and Indian curry, with tofu and garlic. You can only find it in Douglas County, Ore.

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Why Tester and Bullock will lose It’s the medical marijuana issue, stupid. A year ago, there were more than 30,000 marijuana patients, 5,000 growers (most helping fewer than three patients) and who knows how many close relatives and friends of these patients. Today, all have been betrayed by the state and federal governments. Most are now unwilling even to be named on a state list of registered patients. But all will vote, and few will ever again vote for any candidate who doesn’t speak and act to end our nation’s horribly failed war on marijuana users. Six years ago, Jon Tester won by only about 3,000 votes. More than 2,000 of these likely came from the new voters in Missoula County who had registered to support a county initiative to recommend making adult marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority. Federal raids of state-licensed medical marijuana producers, coupled with the extremism of the state legislature last year, decimated hundreds of farming jobs and brought renewed misery to the lives of thousands of sincere Montana patients. The petitioning process for a referendum on the legislature’s repeal of medical marijuana led 5,000 more new voters to register last summer. All of them are furious over this issue, and more are registering now to support an amendment to the state constitution on marijuana. No one expected Tester to end the federal war on marijuana patients and their providers. No one expected him to singlehandedly force the federal government to adopt an intellectually honest policy based on science. But when federal agencies zoomed into Montana and on a single day raided the Montana equivalent of more than 900 raids in California, we did expect him to at least say something supportive. When he says nothing, even in the face of dozens of federal prosecutions, in which no amount of honorable adherence to the state law can even be mentioned in court, then Montana patients and their friends and relatives cannot forgive or forget. Shame on Sens. Tester and Max Baucus and Rep. Denny Rehberg. Shame on all of them for doing and saying absolutely nothing to defend honest Montanans against exactly the kind of overzealous police-state federal government that Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers warned against. Then there’s Attorney General Steve

Bullock, who sold the state’s patients and their loved ones down the river in numerous ways. He refused to effectively enforce the law voters had adopted. He refused to help develop stricter rules that patient leaders and the health department sought, and again said and did nothing when the federal raids came. Many of us believe he had a hand in making the raids happen, to take a controversy off the table to clear the way for his next political ambition. And now he expects Montanans to trust that he will fight to defend all of us, as governor?

“This November will see the beginning of a sustained and growing single-issue voter movement for marijuana reform, and we won’t stop until the insanity ends.”

Gov. Brian Schweitzer is no better. He vetoed the first repeal bill, but he could have done so much over the years to help make the voter-passed medical marijuana law work smoothly, and he refused as well. Marijuana may not have been too hot for him to handle when he smoked it in college, but as governor, he cowered from the political heat of it, watched and allowed it to die. That’s not leadership. It’s cowardice. It’s not Montana values, either.

Many, many thousands of us will never again vote for any candidate who doesn’t speak and act to defend basic patient rights and to reform old-fashioned, cruel and failed drug policies. This may bring shortterm electoral chaos since there are almost no Republicans we can support either, but we will stick with it for years to come. This November will see the beginning of a sustained and growing single-issue voter movement for marijuana reform, and we won’t stop until the insanity ends. We owe this much to our fallen comrades, now in federal prison, and our fallen patients, some now dead and others suffering unnecessarily. In the words of the Occupy movement: We will not forgive. We will not forget. Expect us. Shane “Moose” Combs Helena

The other circus The circus is coming to Missoula. The Western Montana Shrine Club contracts with the Jordan World Circus, which has lost its U.S. Dept. of Agriculture exhibitor’s license due to failures to meet minimal federal standards for care as determined by the Animal Welfare Act. Previous citations include several for inadequate veterinary care, safety issues and substandard nutrition, water and housing. Jordan now leases its animals from other exhibitors. Circus animals lead sad lives of deprivation, constant confinement and abusive training. Charitable work for one species shouldn’t depend upon the exploitation of another; attending the circus sends all the wrong messages to kids about our obligation toward other species. Instead, consider contacting the Western Montana Shrine Club to see if they can earmark a donation to “provide transportation and lodging for children and their families at the Shrine Hospital for Children in Spokane,” which is what they indicate a portion of circus proceeds are used for. Rather than watching defeated, coerced animals performing unnatural acts, consider doing something life-affirming. Western Montana offers many opportunities to teach kids a lesson in compassion, from visits and volunteer work at traditional humane shelters to donations to New Dawn Montana farmed animal sanctuary. If you know a Shriner, encourage him to start advocating for animal-free circuses. Even when circus tickets are free, the cost to animals is too steep. Kathleen Stachowski Lolo

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Attorneys for Greg Mortenson, the Bozeman-based author of Three Cups of Tea, ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Mortenson and his nonprofit, the Central Asia Institute. The suit alleges Mortenson lied about his Central Asia experiences to dupe readers into buying his book. The judge says he needs more time to weigh his decision.

• Thursday, April 19 Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer draws fire for comments he makes in an interview with The Daily Beast about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Schweitzer says that Romney could have a hard time getting elected because “his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”

• Friday, April 20 The City of Missoula announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development cleared a $285,000 grant that will enable the Poverello Center to close on a deal to purchase the former Trail’s End bar site on West Broadway. Building a new Poverello Center homeless shelter at the site is estimated to cost $4 million.

• Saturday, April 21 Greggory Wayne Scheeler, 56, is booked into the Missoula County Detention Center on charges of sexual assault after allegedly groping a woman on the Higgins Avenue bridge. Law enforcement says the woman was walking with two friends at around 5 p.m. when Scheeler assaulted her.

• Sunday, April 22 Just more than a week after Missoula officials begin evaluating whether the city should cull urban deer to better ensure public safety, a University of Montana employee calls the Office of Public Safety to report that three children have cornered deer near the University Villages. Law enforcement responds but finds no sign of the children or the deer.

• Monday, April 23 The Missoula City Council gets an earful from a couple of locals who oppose amending city zoning regulations to allow accessory dwelling units, or “granny flats,” in single-family neighborhoods that currently prohibit them. Rather than sending the amendment to the Office of Planning and Grants, which would be the next step to make the proposal a reality, council returns the issue to committee for further tweaking.

• Tuesday, April 24 The United States Peace Index says Montana is the 18th most peaceful state in the nation. The annual report, compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace, evaluates crime, incarceration rates and the availability of weapons. According to the report, Maine is the most peaceful state. Louisiana is the least.

Seconds after breaking her own Grizzly Triathlon course record with a time of 1:02:33, professional triathlete Linsey Corbin is congratulated by a race official Saturday afternoon, April 21, on the University of Montana campus. With more than 530 competitors, the race has become the largest pool-swim triathlon in North America.

Politics Calling all concerns Farmers, ranchers and conservationists packed into Choteau High School April 21 to weigh in on Sen. Max Baucus’s proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act. The debate over preservation of the Front was one they’d had before, repeatedly. But Rep. Denny Rehberg, the host of Saturday’s listening session, couldn’t help rekindling the conversation, because, an aide says, he’s “heard some pretty major concerns” about the legislation. Rehberg announced the meeting April 13, two weeks after Sen. Jon Tester co-signed Baucus’s bill. In his release, Rehberg compared the Heritage Act to Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, claiming support for the latter had been “manufactured.” Rehberg is challenging Tester in Montana’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. The insinuation that support for the Heritage Act is dubious gave some on the Front pause. For more than five years, a hodgepodge of conservationists, ranchers, outfitters and businessmen have wrangled over how best to preserve the Front without limiting current uses. Those discussions culminated

in Baucus’s bill last fall. “We don’t have a whole lot in common, goal-wise, with the Montana Wildlife Federation,” says Dusty Crary, a Choteau rancher and member of the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front. “But we all checked our guns at the door and said, ‘We need to work toward the things we do agree on.’ And we did.” Crary stresses that the Heritage Act came entirely from Front residents. “We’re not a shell coalition,” he says. Baucus calls the bill “a great example of a Montana-made proposal future generations will be proud of.” Even so, Crary welcomed another public discussion. Rehberg’s “doing the right thing” in offering more opportunity for discourse, he says. Rehberg’s staff said Saturday’s meeting was no different than the other 100 public meetings he’s hosted in the past four years: an attempt by the congressman to weigh public sentiment. “He had major concerns with Senator Tester’s wilderness bill because he held 22 public meetings to hear what regular folks thought,” says Rehberg spokesman Jed Link. “Sen. Baucus’s Rocky Mountain Front bill is no different.” Alex Sakariassen

Business Residential solar surges Dan Brandborg, the general manager of Missoula’s SBS Solar, can’t fully explain the recent surge in residential photovoltaic system installations. But he says folks who have wavered on going solar over the last couple of years are coming in and saying, “‘Let’s rock and roll.’” Year-to-date, he says, business is triple what it was last year. Beth Linkenhoker of Sunelco, in Victor, is seeing the same thing. “Five years ago,” she says, “they looked at the numbers, and said, ‘Well, maybe not.’ Now, those same people come in, they look at the numbers and they say, ‘Yeah, I’m ready to do it.’ ... I think people are more willing to take the plunge.” At Missoula’s Solar Plexus, co-owner Mary Hamilton says, “We did more work last winter than we’ve ever done in a summer.” Western Montana solar-installation companies are making hay while the sun shines. Their business is buoyed by local, state and federal incentives for renewable energy systems. Last week, at The Loft, in downtown Missoula, Molly Bradford, SBS Solar’s

If a society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~JF Kennedy

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marketing and development director, gave a presentation on the array of incentives to a room full of beer-sippers. Perhaps the biggest inducement is NorthWestern Energy’s increasingly popular Renewable Energy Program, which grants its customers $3 per watt for photovoltaic installations, up to $6,000. And there’s the federal 30 percent Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit. And the state’s $1,000 tax credit. And the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program, which gives loans of up to $40,000 at 3.75 percent interest for renewable energy projects. Plus, solar panel prices have plummeted. Bloomberg reports that the price of polysilicon, the raw material used to make most solar panels, fell three percent last week to its lowest price in a decade, due to oversupply. “It’s bringing the total system cost on a two-kilowatt system down to about $2,500—essentially near a 10-year payback,� says SBS Solar project manager Alexander Sievers. Still, “When payback is your only motivation,� Bradford said during her presentation, “it’s a hard sale.� Matthew Frank

Rattlesnake Verizon plans Waterworks tower The Luckman family has owned a farmstead in the Rattlesnake Valley, on the eastern slope of Waterworks Hill, for more than a century. Today, the family’s 126 acres are surrounded on three sides by Missoula County open space land. To the east is a subdivision off Duncan Drive. Verizon has long eyed the Luckmans’ island of private property, wanting to build a 50-foot-tall cell phone tower on it to improve the valley’s spotty cell phone coverage. “They’ve been after us for years,� says Greg Luckman. “They need a tower up there for that valley, and I guess our property’s the best place to put it.� Now the Luckmans are receptive. Greg is the son of Doris Luckman, who’s 82 and owns the land though doesn’t live on it. “She’s get-

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ting older and she sold her business several years ago and the income’s kind of dried up from that,� Greg says. “And [Verizon] offered to pay a long-term lease

and she’d get some income.� Verizon has submitted its preliminary plan: to build a road that would switchback up the steep hillside behind Highland and Skyline drives to the northernmost point of the Luckman property, and erect the tower. Denise Alexander, of the Missoula City-County Office of Planning and Grants, says the proposal is subject to both city and county regulations. The city might require a change to the proposed height of a retaining wall; the county might require the road to be paved. But other than those issues, which could be resolved by the city and county boards of adjustment, there doesn’t appear to be much that could get in the way of the project once it’s officially submitted. That concerns some neighbors. Jeremy Roberts closes this week on a house on Highland Drive. He’s a longtime Verizon customer with poor reception, but, he says, “I don’t want improved coverage if it means roads, towers and houses in that open space.� Another neighbor, Brian Elling, has begun an online petition asking Verizon to reconsider. The Luckmans don’t have immediate plans to build a house or two off the new road, but Greg says it’s possible in the future. Matthew Frank

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“We just want a bathroom� Gracie Kushner has short blonde hair and a stocky build. She plays football. On first glance, one might not know whether the 16year-old Hellgate High School sophomore is a girl or a boy. “I just don’t feel comfortable in either gender role,� explains Kushner, who considers herself “gender queer,� or somewhere in between traditional notions of masculine and feminine. Because of the way she looks, Kushner has a hard time in public restrooms. Women there get very uncomfortable, she says. “I get stared at hardcore.� Kushner says the problem is especially acute in school, where all of the restrooms are gender segregated. She tries to avoid them. “I wait all day,� she says. Kushner, who’s president of Hellgate High’s Gay-Straight Alliance, says she’s not the only one who avoids the campus bathrooms. Of the roughly 25 members of Hellgate’s student body that belong to the GSA, Kushner estimates that 10 of them would benefit from gender-neutral facilities. “Nobody feels comfortable using the restroom,� she says. “You should be able to pee without being harassed.� That’s why the group is asking Hellgate Principal Russ Lodge to designate a gender-neutral, or unisex, restroom. Lodge says after engaging in conversations with Kushner and other members of the GSA, he empathizes with the discomfort they may feel. “We had a discussion about how we can help solve the problem,� he says. “But we haven’t arrived at any resolution, yet.� Awareness of gender diversity is growing in Missoula and across the nation. That’s emboldening trans and queer kids to press for institutional changes. In San Francisco, two students at George Washington High School petitioned administrators earlier in the school year to create a gender-neutral bathroom. Similarly, students in Oregon, at Oregon City High School, last week wrapped up efforts to collect the signatures of people who support such facilities there. Kushner says for her, the issue is simple. “We don’t want to make a statement,� she says. “We just want a bathroom.� Jessica Mayrer

Team Ninja Vixens’ winning time in the female division of the GrizzlyMan Adventure Race at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest and the Resort at Paws Up, April 21. Vixens Cassidy Randall and Alli Niels-LeMoine ran on and off trail, mountain biked on and off trail, orienteered and whitewater paddled their way to victory.

etc. Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter last week broke his office’s 13-month silence surrounding the federal raids of state-licensed medical marijuana business, but he didn’t really say anything, just reviewed the facts: 25 Montanans have been indicted on federal drug charges and 12 have been sentenced. Cotter said we probably can expect more. Two weeks ago, the feds reached another plea agreement, with Tom Daubert. The feds believed Daubert was not in “clear and unambiguous complianceâ€? with state law, even though Daubert, a longtime lobbyist and founder of Patients and Families United, wrote the law. That’s one of the glaring and maddening problems here: The feds decide who was in compliance with the vague state law, but those indicted, federal judges have ruled, can’t use the state law as a defense, because pot is illegal under federal law. Period. And because these cases aren’t going to trial— like Daubert, other indicted Montanans are understandably agreeing to plea deals in order to salvage half their lives (just going to trial accelerates the penalties if you’re ultimately found guilty)—the feds’ evidence never comes out, so it’s never challenged. Chris Lindsey, a husband, father and attorney who over the last several years has specialized in medical marijuana law, is about to buck that trend. He was indicted in February on an array of drug and gun charges relating to his association with Montana Cannabis. If you add up the sentences for the charges, Lindsey is facing up to almost 700 years in prison. He says he’ll refuse a plea deal; he’ll take his case to trial. “Unfortunately, there really isn’t a way to give my side of the story outside of a jury trial situation,â€? Lindsey says, “and I just think that that’s got to be done ‌ We have a duty as Americans to fight laws that we think are unjust, and if the only way that I really have to fight is to go to jury trial, then that’s the path that’s been laid before me and one that I have to walk.â€?

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Meet the vloggers Hank Green’s business is just awesome by Jessica Mayrer

It started on Jan. 1, 2007, when Hank of the Roman Empire. Hank, who has a masHank Green remembers the first time he saw his company’s motto, “Don’t Forget and John replaced email and text with video ter’s degree in Environmental Studies from to be Awesome,” or “DFTBA,” tattooed on a blog, or “vlog,” chats posted on YouTube. the University of Montana, stars in SciShow, stranger. It was at a Harry Potter fan conven- The experiment, called “Brotherhood 2.0,” which tackles biology and physics and tion. The woman had it tattooed inside her became a near-instant sensation. includes discussions such as “How Weed Brotherhood 2.0 videos have now been Works,” “Homophobia and Consumerism” bottom lip. and “Why Water is Awesome.” Crash Course “It appeared that she’d been waiting viewed more than 40 million times. In 2010, Hank and John founded and SciShow episodes have drawn anythere for me,” says the 31-year-old Green. Green’s messy blond hair makes him VidCon, a video blogger convention akin to where from 50,000 to 280,000 views. look boyish; his dark-rimmed glasses, Comic-Con. Last year’s VidCon sold out “It’s educational content that young nerdy. But he’s no ordinary geek. He’s a L.A.’s Hyatt Regency Century City with more people are intentionally going after,” Hank than 2,400 attendees. Green says roughly says. “We’re not forcing it down their “Nerdfighter.” The Nerdfighting meme throats. They’re coming to us.” grew out of an online video blog Industry experts call the Green launched in 2007 with his Greens’ programming style “lean Indianapolis-based author and forward.” Vlogbrothers producbrother, John Green. Among the tions are fast and direct. Episodes Nerdfighters’ guiding tenets is to last less than 14 minutes. The “increase awesome” and hosts engage viewers directly. “decrease world suck.” That’s Hank says their approach contrasts where DFTBA comes in. “It’s just with television’s lackadaisical pace a cool, secular way to say, ‘I just and the way people watch it. “It’s a want to be a good person,’” completely different way of engagHank explains. ing with content,” he says. “When DFTBA is central to a value you talk about watching an system shared by the following episode of ‘Bones’ … you’re that Hank and John Green, maybe going to be playing solitaire known as the Vlogbrothers, have and looking at the news and knitcultivated in the past five years. ting and picking your nose at the There are more than 75,000 same time. Whereas when you Nerdfighters across the globe, watch a five-minute episode of they say, including in California, Crash Course or SciShow, the idea the UK and the Philippines. is you’re sitting in a chair. You’re The meme, coupled with sitting up. You’re sitting at a desk. the Green brothers’ seemingly It’s very active.” ceaseless energy, quick wit and, YouTube is banking on leanat times, childish sense of humor, forward content. The grant to the has led to online success. Earlier Missoula-based company comes this year, YouTube gave the brothas the Google-owned video platers a grant that enabled Hank to form is trying to woo even more move their western headquarters viewers. It announced last spring Photo by Chad Harder from his Missoula home into the that it would roll out dozens of Radio Central Building on East Missoulian Hank Green ponders the next step in world new channels airing original, domination. Main Street. high-quality programming. The new digs feel like a Notables like Madonna, skatestart-up. There’s an espresso maker next to 5,000 convention goers are signed up for board legend Tony Hawk and spiritual a dorm-sized refrigerator on the floor not this year’s event in June at the Anaheim luminary Deepak Chopra are slated to air far from the office’s front door. Another cof- Convention Center. programs on YouTube in coming months. The Greens’ YouTube channel has YouTube has remained mum on many of fee maker sits on a table above. The grant also has enabled the Greens to hire a cast of more than 680,000 subscribers. One vlog, the specifics, but The Wall Street Journal writers, editors, producers and other cre- in which Hank tells 51 jokes in four min- and other media outlets report that the ative types. The Vlogbrothers now employ utes, garnered 3.7 million views. The broth- company intends to invest up to $100 milnine people in Missoula, including Hank ers have been featured on National Public lion in the new content. and his wife Katherine, who oversees social Radio and in USA Today and The Wall Hank’s already working on the media. Vlogbrothers’ next project: a vlog-based Street Journal. “I’m the buffer,” she says. The YouTube grant—Hank declines to adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and On a recent Friday afternoon, Hank sits specify its amount—is funding their creation Prejudice. cross-legged in a white chair in his new of content for the video-sharing website, “No one knows exactly how it’s supoffice, not far from what’s left of lunch from including their Vlogbrother programs, Crash posed to be done,” he says. “We get to make the Pita Pit, and talks about how it feels to Course and the SciShow. John hosts Crash up all of our own rules.” be among the forefathers of a quickly evolv- Course, which is about history, covering ing new-media movement. everything from the roots of Islam to the fall jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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It gets so tiresome having people tell you what’s best all the time, doesn’t it? Damn elitists.That’s why it’s your time. We’re begging you to tell us which burger is the hands-down juiciest in Missoula, where the best place is to buy shoes and which bar has the best pour.

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Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all the same Here comes Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign-season mud If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like most Montanans, your television, email and mailbox are increasingly filled with ads, videos, fliers and pleas for money from candidates seeking federal, state and local offices. As this is the last month before primary elections, the quantity, if not the quality, of the campaign material can be overwhelming. At last count there were eight candidates in the Republican primary race for governor, plus their eight running mates, clogging the ballot. Some of them have no chance whatsoever and know it. Others have no chance but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it. Voters are somehow supposed to assimilate enough information from vague promises, pledges and â&#x20AC;&#x153;where I standâ&#x20AC;? declarations to differentiate between these gubernatorial wannabes. But there just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much differenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all Republicans and all offer the same solutions weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard over and over: less government, more free market, more resource extraction, more jobs, fewer taxes. None of them has put forth any detailed plans that actually explain how, as governor, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to pull off their promises. Governors, as it turns out, cannot change the laws by themselves. If, say, a Republican does become governor next year, he will face whomever winds up getting elected to the 2013 legislature. As Gov. Schweitzer can tell you, the best laid plans of mice and men can come to a screeching halt in the partisan battles of the House and Senate. Some may say that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen if Republicans hold their legislative majorities and take the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Perhaps theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve forgotten the disasters provoked by Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Republicans in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, when they controlled both the legislature and the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Utility deregulation, for which Montanans are still paying dearly, and the destruction of our once-great water quality laws to allow a free hand for corporate polluters are two examples of what happens when too many heads nod in party unison. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the cluttered Democratic field for Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone congressional seat.

To listen to the candidates, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think a freshman representative from one of the least populated states in the nation will somehow be able to lead 434 other representatives to a new dawn of awareness. How that will happen without the power to chair a committee or quickly ascend to a leadership position through the antiquated seniority system is a mystery. But fear not, just check the campaign literature and you can be sure that if only we elect one of

Tester and Rehberg are raking in millions of dollars from special interests, which will try to call in their chits from whomever wins in November. them, the wars will end, poverty will be eliminated, education and social funding will be preserved and enhanced and Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone voice will ring loud on the floor of the House. Or how about what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told is a race of national importanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the campaign for the Senate seat currently held by Jon Tester. If you believe the hype, the race between Tester and challenger Dennis Rehberg is the hottest thing since global warming. But take the time to look at the positions the candidates are espousing and the differences are perhaps not so great. Sure, Tester is a Democrat and Rehberg is a Republican, but what does that actually mean as far as Montanans are concerned? Both candidates

are raking in millions of dollars from special interests, and those special interests, no matter how much the candidates may deny it, will try to call in their chits from whomever wins in November. Tester plays the common-man card as the flat-top farmer from Big Sandy. But behind the scenes, Tester is now the leading recipient of special interest campaign donations in the entire Senate and House. Leading the list are the big banks, Wall Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investment pirates and a host of lobbyists and law firms. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;little peopleâ&#x20AC;? are rather a long ways down the line and likely to stay there. Nor is Rehbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donor list anything to brag about, since itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likewise larded with large special interests. Certainly there must be some defining differences in what they say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do? Not really. Tester has already shown himself to be more than willing to weigh in on the side of the resource extraction industries, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Rehberg says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for an â&#x20AC;&#x153;all of the aboveâ&#x20AC;? energy policy. If that sounds familiar, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard the same words from President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lips. And of course, Obama speaks for his party, in which Tester is a loyal soldier. So what, exactly, is the great difference between Tester and Rehberg on energy policy? Nada. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in for a long season of mudthrowing, charges, counter-charges, superPAC spending and radical misrepresentations. Candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fliers, emails, phone calls and ads are begging for more moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to â&#x20AC;&#x153;fight backâ&#x20AC;? against their opponents. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Campaign overload is no exception. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time Montana voters kept their money in their pockets and called baloney on the politics coming their way. Helenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Give wolves a break We need less emotion and more facts by Christina Nealson

I spent this winter in northwestern Montana, close to the border of Idaho’s Panhandle, a place well known for its dense population of wolves. To hear hunters tell it, I should have seen a deer or elk skeleton every few feet on the forest floor and a lurking wolf behind every tree. Game numbers have plummeted, they claim, as they affix stickers that say “SSS”—for “Shoot, Shovel and Shut-up”—on pickups and don baseball caps that urge “Smoke a Pack a Day.” They’re not talking about cigarettes. I own guns. I support hunting, and the elk and deer meat from these forests is luscious. An avid naturalist, I’ve walked, skied and driven hundreds of miles over these mountains for eight months, including every day during bow and rifle season. Yet it took three months before I spotted wolf tracks and scat. It was in November, the final week of rifle season. Three months later, I saw my first wolf. Wolf sign did not become common until late winter mating season, when scat and blood-laced urine appeared twice in one week in the high country along creek drainages. What I saw on the ground never matched the stories I heard or read about in the newspapers, which blamed wolves for killing off the game. My experience came closer to the claim of Kent Laudon, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks wolf biologist, who estimates that there’s one wolf for every 39 square miles of game terrain in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region One, in northwestern Montana. He estimates the average pack size at 6.7 animals. Coming from Colorado, a state that manages elk herds with sharpshooters and silencers, I was unprepared for the vitriol toward wolves in northwestern Montana.

When I listened to hunters gathered around camo-decorated crock pots, they seemed to enjoy trashing these animals. One line of attack went like this: “If we can’t eat game, we’ll be forced to move to town. It’s rural cleansing. Next, they’ll take away our guns.” Hunting guides complained that outof-state clients were reluctant to come to

What I saw on the ground never matched the stories I heard or read about in the newspapers, which blamed wolves for killing off the game. wolf-infested woods. Some taxidermists said they had lost business, while ranchers claimed that wolf packs threatened their livelihoods. Yet the figures show that only 97 cows were killed by wolves in Montana in 2009. During that year, government statistics showed that 2.6 million cattle, including calves, lived in the state; therefore, the percentage of cattle killed by wolves was only 0.004 percent. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks cites a 15 percent increase in the wolf population from 2010 to 2011, to around 653, as the justification for increasing the quota for the 2012 wolf hunt. However, according to Jay Mallonee, a wolf researcher and scien-

tist for Friends of Animals, their figures are impossible to substantiate. By its own admission, Montana’s wildlife agency has oversold doe tags in the past. Laudon confirms that while a few deer herds are down in numbers, other herds are stable or increasing. A predation study is currently under way at the University of Montana. Early reports point to mountain lions, which are three times more numerous than wolves, according to Laudon, as the primary cause of elk calf deaths. Meanwhile, the state uses anecdotal sightings to help it determine wolf counts. This May, wildlife commissioners will consider their options for the 2012-2013 wolf season and make a final decision in July. Will wolf kills be determined by the bully pulpit and defined by how many deer and elk show up in people’s backyards? Or will the commissioners consider a combination of factors and try to balance gametag distribution, hunting pressure and poaching, game counts, herd movements and natural deaths? Restoring wolves to Montana has changed everything, and that takes some getting used to. Wolf packs have sharpened the wits of the ungulates, forcing them to alter the way they move through the forest. Hunters now have to deal with game that no longer behaves in traditional ways. Meanwhile, the anti-wolf contingent batters the public with relentless horror stories about wolves, hoping to convince people that all the game has disappeared. Of course, that’s not true, but is anybody getting the facts behind the rhetoric? Christina Nealson is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org ). She is a writer in Libby.

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Homeless people can be scary. Not just at night. Not just when they “spange” you with a hoarse call from a dark doorway. Not just because they often have long hair that’s dirty and wire-like. Not because they sometimes have Marine Corps bulldog tattoos. They can be frightening because of how easily they tipped into homelessness. A divorce is one way, whether it’s a man who can’t pay his child support and simply quits the world or a woman who doesn’t receive that child support and ends up living in a car with her children. A few traffic tickets and a drivingwhile-suspended ticket can get you unemployed and in jail real fast. Faced with thousands of dollars in fines, one might think that giving up is the best bet. There are, of course, many homeless people who have mental health or drug problems and may never find relief from the streets with or without assistance. But, victims of their own making or otherwise, the homeless are people. And they are our neighbors, like it or not. They share our streets and sidewalks and

THURSDAY APRIL 26 The 27 Annual Mansfield Conference at UM features panels on violence against women, law, development and leadership. This year’s theme is Holding Up Half the Sky: Womens Leadership and Development. UM Turner Hall. 8:30 AM–5 PM. Contact the Mansfield center for more info. at 2432988. th

Stephen Edwards of the UM Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy talks Central Asia during her lecture Forty Tribes, One Yurt: Kyrgyzstan, Ethnic Violence and Civic Nationalism. UM Stone Hall, Rm. 303. Noon. Free. The Young Republicans host a Debate of the Lieutenant Governor Candidates at the UC Theater. 6:30 PM. The Peace and Justice Film Series brings us Climate Refugees, a film that considers the geo-political impact of climate change. Currently, the UN believes there are more climate refugees than political or religious refugees. Gallagher Business Bldg., Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free.

FRIDAY APRIL 27 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. See what all the fuss is about at the Missoula Patriots’ Governor Candidates’ Forum in the Lambros Realty Conf. Rm. 3011 American Way. 6–9 PM. Free. Now this has nothing to do with fun. James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas unleashes this mega downer of a presentation called The Great Financial Crisis

alleys. Longtime advocate for the homeless Phillip K. Tompkins believes as much. He’s recorded their stories and shared their hopes and failures with us in his book Who Is My Neighbor?: Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness. He’ll be sharing his thoughts on how to end homelessness in a lecture at the University of Montana. No matter how you feel about the existence of the homeless, you must in some way desire to get them off the streets and into a home. It wouldn’t hurt if you desired to do so because of your charity, but even if it’s because you want them plain old out of sight, Tompkins’s ideas could be worth hearing. —Jason McMackin Phillip K. Tompkins speaks about his book Who is My Neighbor?: Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness on Tues., May 1, at 7 PM, on the UM campus in the Gallagher Business Building Room 106. Free.

and the Dismal Science as part of the President’s Lecture Series. 8 PM. Free.

SUNDAY APRIL 29 Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 2–4 PM. occupymissoula.org.

MONDAY APRIL 30 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.

TUESDAY MAY 1 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. 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. Join the good eggs from the Davidson Honors College for UM Global Grizzlies Night at REI. The group disperses aid to countries in need. This month they begin their community gear drive to distribute goodies to those in need throughout the world. 3275 Reserve. 6:30–8 PM. Professor Philip K. Tompkins of CU presents the lecture Who is My Neighbor? Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness. Gallagher Business Bldg. Rm. 106. 7 PM. Free.

AGENDA is dedicated to upcoming events embodying activism, outreach and public participation. Send your who/what/when/where and why to AGENDA, c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange, Missoula, MT 59801. You can also e-mail entries to calendar@missoulanews.com or send a fax to (406) 543-4367. AGENDA’s deadline for editorial consideration is 10 days prior to the issue in which you’d like your information to be included. When possible, please include appropriate photos/artwork.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - When Joshua Devonshire, 19, tried to pay for gas with a debit card in Lancaster, Pa., the clerk noticed the card had her mother’s name on it. She also recognized Devonshire as someone she went to school with. He fled but was arrested the next day. “Some people,” police Sgt. Jim Alexander observed, “just aren’t cut out to be criminals.” (United Press International) After Theresa Kimberly Cunningham, 32, leased computer equipment worth $2,800 from a Rent-ACenter outlet in Auburndale, Fla., she promptly pawned the gear for $300. Following her arrest, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd commented, “It is hard to imagine how people think they can get away with this kind of theft.” (St. Petersburg’s WTSP-TV) ANTI-HERO WORSHIP - The gift shop at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center stopped selling bobblehead dolls of John Wilkes Booth holding a handgun after a reporter asked about them. The bobbleheads, which are seven inches tall and come in boxes that look like the inside of Ford’s Theater, where Booth shot President Lincoln, had been on sale for a week. (Associated Press) A Turkish shampoo commercial aired for a week before it was withdrawn after Jewish groups complained. The 12-second ad shows Adolf Hitler urging men to buy “a 100 percent male shampoo,” meaning Biomen. “If you are not wearing a woman’s dress,” Hitler declares, “you should not use her shampoo either.” (Agence France-Presse) HOW BUREAUCRACY WORKS - During the height of last summer’s drought, farmers in West Texas knew their cotton crops were toast but kept watering them anyway to qualify for federal crop insurance. Before making payouts, insurance companies required proof that farmers had tried to grow a crop, such as electric bills for operating irrigation pumps. “Producers who insure their crop under the irrigated practice are required to irrigate their crop at the proper time and amounts necessary to produce their production guarantee,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated. (Austin’s The Texas Tribune) SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION - A jury in Montgomery County, Md., convicted James Biddinger, 27, of manslaughter after he stabbed his housemate in the back during a confrontation about a clogged, smelly toilet. (The Washington Post) One person was killed and seven others were injured at a 15-year-old girl’s birthday celebration in Ellis County, Texas, when family members turned on each other with guns, knives and a brick, according to investigators, because the party ran out of beer. “It doesn’t make sense in a sane world,” sheriff’s Lt. R. D. White said. (Dallas’s WFAA-TV) Maryland State Police charged Alexander E. Malaska, 69, with the shooting death of his son’s neighbor during a dispute over the ownership of three trees. (The Washington Post) Authorities arrested an unidentified woman they said opened fire at a Waffle House in Augusta, Ga., during an altercation between two groups of women that stemmed from a Facebook posting. (Augusta’s WRDW-TV) Authorities charged Ania Wilkes, 20, with aggravated battery and mob action when she led an attack on a waitress at a Red Lobster in Fairview Heights, Ill., who brought her table the wrong order. (Associated Press) Patricia A. Cave, 50, of Washington, D.C., stabbed her former boyfriend to death after he refused to slide over in bed to make room for her. A D.C. Superior Court jury found that Cave acted in selfdefense because when she tried to move him, he grabbed her by the throat and choked her. (The Washington Post) HOMELAND INSECURITY - In a report titled “Terrorism Awareness and Prevention,” the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security identifies excessive yawning as one way to recognize potential terrorists in public. Other suspicious behavior includes appearing fidgety and excessive clock watching. Acknowledging that these indicators “are not guarantees of terrorist activities,” the agency nevertheless advised anyone encountering such behavior that “common sense would tell you that increased attention and thought should be placed on reporting your observations.” (Britain’s Daily Mail) WAR ON ALLAHCOHOL - Religious Kazakhs protested against a new vodka whose bottle cap bears the Arabic word for God and whose labels imply the liquor packs a kick by using the slogan, written in Arabic script, “Allah’s Strength Is Enough for Everybody.” Islam forbids alcohol, but many Kazakhs acquired a taste for it when the country was part of the Soviet Union. “The only salvation for those who did this is to repent,” Bekzat Boranbai uly, an Imam in Semey, told television station KTK. “Allah is against alcohol, and this is mockery.” When officials called on Geom, which produces the Baiterek brand, to withdraw stocks from shelves, the company apologized for the blasphemy, pleading ignorance. It explained the labels were produced in Russia and that nobody in the company speaks Arabic. (Britain’s The Telegraph) BROUGHT DOWN TO EARTH - A California law firm asked a judge to block San Joaquin Valley congressional candidate Jose Hernandez from describing himself as an astronaut on the June ballot. Even though Hernandez flew aboard the shuttle Discovery in 2009, he left NASA in January 2011. “Hernandez’s attempted use of ‘astronaut’ violates the Election Code’s unambiguous requirement that a candidate’s ballot designation reflect one’s current profession,” the lawsuit states, pointing out that “astronaut is not a title one carries for life.” (The Fresno Bee) LACK OF AMBITION - Brandon Lee Price, 28, an Army private reported as absent without leave since June 2010, managed to convince Citibank to have the address of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s account changed from Allen’s Seattle mansion to Price’s Pittsburgh address. Three days later, Price asked the bank to send a new debit card for Allen’s account to the new address but not to report the old card as stolen. When Citibank complied, federal authorities said, Price gained access to Allen’s account and used it to pay off a debt of $658.81 and to try to buy $278.18 worth of video games at Gamestop and something for $1 at Family Dollar. Forbes estimates Allen’s net worth at $14.2 billion. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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D EAD MAN WAITING Thirty years after killing two men, is Ron Smith’s number finally up? By Jamie Rogers

on Smith can’t remember exactly how old he was when he overheard the conversation, but it was before he started drinking, so it was before he was 11. He doesn’t recall exactly what was said, either. When his aunts were finished talking, though, he was certain: He was a mistake from which his father could never recover. Nelson Smith’s temper was a constant presence in the Smith home. He worked in the oil fields of central Alberta and was away from his wife, Dolores, his two daughters and his son, Ron, for months at a time. When he was home, he drank himself into volatile stupors, often beating Dolores. Smith would intervene, but his efforts only redirected his father’s rage. Documents filed in U. S. District Court in 1995 recount one such instance, when Dolores went to check on her son in the wake Nelson’s latest tantrum. Ron’s blood was splattered on the bedroom wall. Today, at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Smith talks about that conversation between his aunts, about his father and about the seed of anger planted in him as a young boy. Smith, now 54, has a barrel chest and forearms made thick by the hour of weightlifting he’s allowed each day. He has a gray handlebar mustache that sometimes does the smiling his mouth refuses. He talks unsentimentally about his life and the double murder that landed him in prison. Perhaps this is to be expected of a man who has spent the last 30 years thinking about his life in the imminence of his date with an executioner. Next week, Smith, who senselessly killed two young men in 1982, and his attorneys will plead his case before the Montana Board of Paroles and Pardons. The board will make a recommendation, and then it will be up to Gov. Brian Schweitzer alone to decide Smith’s fate: lethal injection or life in prison. Smith has a dagger tattooed on his forearm, a remnant from his days as an occultist. He says he was never drawn to organized religion, but in his youth he thought about the world and the possibility of a higher power, an all-connecting energy, an afterlife. “I’ve never really been able to figure all that out. Recently, various people have been trying to encourage me to develop a closer relationship with God,” he says, emphasizing the capital G, “but if He’s all knowing, then He’s pretty much got me figured out.”

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and living on his own, drifting between the houses and couches of friends and extended family. He spoke to his mother sporadically. He wasn’t sure his father even knew he was gone. When he was 16, he was arrested for theft. By 18, he’d been arrested for theft and drug possession four more times. He drank and used drugs constantly. “Partying was pretty much the whole scene,” he recalls. “I had no aspiring hopes.”

In January of 1982, after being released from jail for breaking-and-entering, Smith discovered he had a daughter, Carmen. He hadn’t spoken to the girl’s mother in years. Carmen was four. Smith wanted to be a part of her life. The mother resisted. This was the first time Smith became aware of the “serious slide” he was on, he says. He wanted to be a father, but he knew he didn’t deserve it.

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The urge to kill Ronald Allen Smith was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, in 1957. He says his early years were typical: He listened to music (Elvis, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty), he liked reading (Treasure Island, Ivanhoe) and, as is custom in Alberta, he loved hockey. But life at home eventually became too much to bear. By 14, he’d made a habit of getting drunk and was out of school

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Later that year, he ran into a police officer outside a bar. He’d first encountered the officer five years before, when he stole his patrol car. Smith says the man had been embarrassed by the incident and launched a vendetta against him. He says the officer pulled him over numerous times without cause and once shined a spotlight through Smith’s bedroom window in the middle of the night. Outside the bar, Smith was drunk and taunted the officer. “I did everything in my power to get him to take a swing at me, because then I could do whatever I wanted to him,” Smith recalls. “But the fact that he wouldn’t give me the opportunity to deal with him physically, that’s when I snapped. I wanted to kill him.” The urge to kill supplanted an aspect of his humanity. He knew he had to change, he says. A month and a half later, he headed south. On the night of Aug. 2, 1982, Smith, then 24, walked across the Canadian border north of Babb. He carried a backpack, a few changes of clothes, a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and a handful of bullets in his pocket. He traveled with two other men, Rodney Munro and Andre Fontaine. Smith was headed for Mexico. The journey, he had convinced himself, would correct the trajectory of his life. It would clear his mind, set him straight and one day return him to Canada a different man, ready for fatherhood. Munro and Fontaine wanted to join, insisting they’d only tag along so long as it took to score some drugs, Smith says. Then they’d leave Smith and return home. “I should have gone with my original plan, there wasn’t gonna be anybody but me,” Smith says. “I thought I needed to get away from my crazy life and then come back and be a good dad. Now I know I just needed to quit drinking.”

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The men spent a night in a grain silo near the border. The next day, they walked and thumbed to East Glacier, where, on Aug. 4, they posted up in a bar on the south side of town. Since embarking, the three had been drinking beer and taking LSD continuously. Court documents would later allege that on Aug. 4, Smith consumed between 12 and 18 beers and had been eating between 30 and 40 hits of LSD a day for several days. At the bar, the men played pool and cooled off from the blacktop heat of the highway. There, they met two Montanans, Blackfeet tribal members, Thomas Running Rabbit Jr., 20, and his cousin Harvey Mad Man Jr., 23. Later that day, the cousins were driving west on Highway 2 in a 1977 Ford LTD they’d borrowed from their grandmother. They stopped for three hitchhikers—the Canadian men they’d met in the bar.


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Prison guards escort Ron Smith back to his death row cell.

About 20 minutes later, at mile marker 195, near the top of Marias Pass, the men stopped to relieve themselves. When they returned, Smith held his sawed-off .22. He and Munro marched Running Rabbit and Mad Man into the woods. Smith shot Mad Man in the back of the head while Munro stabbed Running Rabbit. Smith then shot Running Rabbit through his temple. Smith, Munro and Fontaine scratched the VIN off the vehicle. Near Elmo, they found an abandoned Mazda and stole the plates. They headed for California, where Munro and Fontaine were arrested after robbing a convenience store. Smith made it to Rock Springs, Wyo., before he was apprehended on Aug. 27 and eventually charged with two counts of deliberate homicide and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. Smith was brought back to Flathead County. On Feb. 2, 1983, the county attorney offered him a plea deal: the state would drop the kidnapping charges and not recommend the death penalty, resulting in a life sentence. On Feb. 24, Smith rejected the deal. During the subsequent trial, Smith’s public defender offered no mitigating circumstances. The attorney would later admit to spending a total of 10 hours on Smith’s defense. A month later, Smith requested the death penalty. The state obliged. On April 11, 1983, Smith asked the court to reconsider his sentence, hoping, perhaps, the judge would acknowledge the previous plea offer. Smith was sober for the first time in years, and, after being transferred from Flathead County Jail to Montana

State Prison, felt that if he could drag it out, he might be able to contact his daughter and find time to mend some of the relationships with his family. The court upheld the sentence. Smith then appealed to the Montana Supreme Court, where the sentence was again affirmed. Then, in 1990, Smith’s case went to federal court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court told Montana to re-sentence him. In 1993, at an evidentiary hearing, Smith’s new attorneys, Greg Jackson of Helena and Don Vernay, a death penalty specialist from New Mexico, presented a comprehensive defense. In order for a murder case to become a capital case, Montana stipulates that one or more of a list of ten aggravating circumstances must be proven by the prosecution, such as that the defendant lay in wait for the victim or that the victim was a government employee. The defense typically responds with mitigating circumstances. Among the 11 mitigating circumstances presented by Jackson and Vernay were that Rodney Munro, Smith’s co-defendant, who took the plea deal, was

sentenced to 60 years and eventually paroled in Canada; that Smith had apologized, shown remorse and accepted responsibility for killing the men; and that Smith was mentally and emotionally disturbed when he did it. At 17, Smith was evaluated by psychologists in the Canadian criminal system. He was again evaluated at 24, after his offense, and once more, in preparation for the appeal, at 36. The tests show a 17-year-old Smith and a 36 year-old Smith are nearly identical. A 24 year-old Smith showed a decline of 16 points on his full-scale I.Q. and 21 points on his verbal. It wasn’t enough. A Montana district court again sentenced Smith to death. At this point, Smith Photo by Chad Harder had been sentenced to die three times. But he was no longer just delaying his inevitable execution. He had a new reason to live. After the 1990 sentencing, Smith received a letter from his father. Nelson wanted Ron to know he was sorry, and that though he’d made many mistakes in his life, having a son was not one of them. A yearslong correspondence ensued in which old wounds

were healed and the men forged a kinship they’d never before shared. During this time, Smith also became closer with other members of his family. His sisters began making a yearly drive from Alberta to visit him in prison. He began to believe a relationship with his daughter was possible, despite the past, despite the future. “I keep going for my family,” he says. “To be there for them, to provide as much interaction as I can, for my circumstance … I don’t want to do to them what I did to the families of the victims.” Today, Smith writes each of his family members regularly and speaks to them about once a week on the phone. He also has a relationship with his daughter. She’s now 35 and has two children of her own. Smith says he writes each of his grandchildren once a week. He hasn’t spoken to the Running Rabbit or Mad Man families. He says he’d like to, but he knows it would have to be on their terms. “Sorry,” he says, “doesn’t exactly cover it.” Thomas Running Rabbit IV was born June 21, 1982, about six weeks before his father was murdered. He was raised by his mother and grandparents. By the time he was 3 or 4, he says, his mother was remarried. When he was 6, his grandmother explained what had happened to his real father. Running Rabbit says people should know that Smith’s crime still echoes loudly in his family. “Every year, when appeals and court hearings come up, it dredges up these feelings, depression, crying,” he says. “And disbelief at the court system, how this could be dragged on so long. “I don’t understand why there is even an option of clemency.”

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Cruel and unusual On Sept. 10, 1943, Philip “Slim” Coleman Jr. was hanged in the Missoula County Jail. He’d been convicted of killing Carl and Roslyn Pearson and robbing them of $200 and their car. Coleman allegedly showed no remorse for his crime, even bragged about other people he’d killed back home in St. Louis. The day before his execution, he asked to be baptized into the Catholic faith. The next day, Father Henry L. Sweeny accompanied Coleman to the execution room. Coleman was the 71st man hanged in Montana since 1863. He was the ninth black man. Montana then went 52 years without an execution, a period that saw the mechanics of capital punishment in the United States change drastically. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court came to a 5-4 decision striking down most state death penalty laws, finding them “arbitrary and capricious.” The court held that the laws violated the “cruel and unusual punishment” provision of the 8th amendment. A federal moratorium ensued. Over 600 condemned inmates had their death sentences lifted. States responded by modernizing death penalty statutes. Most adopted a bifurcated trial system: a jury trial to determine guilt or innocence and a second trial before a judge for the sentencing. States also implemented an automatic process of appeals that would boomerang all capital cases from the state to the federal level and back again. Appeased, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the moratorium in 1976. It wasn’t until a year later, in 1977, that the biggest change to U.S. capital punishment came. Hanging, the electric chair and a firing squad were thought to be gruesome, visceral and theatrical ways to execute criminals. The gas chamber, too, was eventually thought to be inhumane, given that the inmate suffered considerably before his or her heart stopped. In 1977, Oklahoma’s state medical examiner, Jay Chapman, proposed a different method: lethal injection. The protocol called for a three-drug cocktail to be intravenously administered. This was quiet compared to past methods—almost a medical procedure rather than a state-sponsored killing. Today, all 33 capital punishment states use lethal injection as the primary method of execution, and nearly all of them, including Montana, use a version of the three-drug protocol first proposed in Oklahoma. On Aug. 12, 2011, his last day in office, Montana State Prison Warden Mike Mahoney signed off on a revised protocol for Montana executions. The reason for the revision, in large part, was because sodium thiopental, a barbiturate intended to anesthetize an inmate, has been made unavailable for executions by its manufacturer. The new protocol substitutes the old drug with pentobarbital, a barbiturate typically used by veterinarians to euthanize animals. If Ron Smith is denied clemency, his life will be sustained for a few more months by Montana’s new protocol, which Helena-based attorney Ron Waterman says does not go far enough. In the fall of 2011, Smith was granted a stay of execution based upon complaints Waterman presented to the First Judicial Court in Lewis and Clark County. Among the grievances are that the 149-page protocol does not stipulate what training or experience the execution-

What it costs As Ron Smith’s clemency hearing nears, a number of voices have spoken in his favor, including the Canadian government’s. In a letter to the Montana Board of Paroles and Pardons, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wrote, “The government of Canada does not sympathize with violent crime … The government of Canada requests you grant clemency to Mr. Smith on humanitarian grounds.” Though people close to Smith agree that he is a very different man from the person who murdered Running Rabbit and Mad Man, most of Smith’s support reflects the Canadian government’s position, calling for clemency based on a humanitarian rejection of capital punishment, no matter the crime. Dave Wanzenreid has served in the Montana legislature for over 20 years. In the last decade, he has made the abolishment of the death penalty his priority. “I Photo by Chad Harder ran for office six times before anyone ever asked me what my position on the death penalty was,” Wanzenreid says. “I think the more people pick up the lid on er must have, only that he or she “volunteer” and the garbage can, they’re going to find out what’s in “be trained by the warden”; and that the protocol, there, and they’re not gonna like what they see.” like all three-drug protocols, calls for a paralytic What they’re going to see, he continues, is “a agent, pancuronium bromide, to be administered decrepit and failed institution.” before the final, heart-stopping drug, potassium

According to Wanzenreid, it was the “first time in history that a legislative body controlled by Republicans has ever passed a bill to abolish the death penalty.” The bill was then struck down in the House. In 2009 and 2011, the bill again passed the Senate before, again, being killed by the House Judiciary Committee. Montana seems to be following a nationwide trend, albeit at a glacial pace. Earlier this month, Connecticut became the seventeenth state, and the fifth in the past five years, to abolish the death penalty, making life without parole the maximum criminal sentence. Similar legislation is pending in Kentucky, Maryland and Kansas. Of the reasons for abolition Wanzenreid cites, cost may be the most compelling, given its partisan neutrality. Though there has never been a comprehensive study of the cost of capital punishment cases for Montana, a rigorous study conducted by the Urban Institute for the state of Maryland found that a death penalty case costs, on average, $2 million more than a comparable non-capital case. The study found that between 1978 and 1999, the state spent $186,000,000 to try capital cases resulting in five executions. According to the Abolition Coalition, a Helena-based nonprofit dedicated to ending the death penalty, a capital case in Gallatin County cost the Montana Public Defenders Office $115,000. A comparable case, tried in Lewis and Clark County, where the death penalty was not sought, cost $3,200. The reasons for the exorbitant costs are complicated and the specifics vary from state to state. In short, the changes that were made to state death penalty laws in the 1970s came with price tags. The

chloride. Waterman argues that the paralytic agent In the last three state legislative sessions, merely plants the façade of a peaceful, humane Wanzenreid sponsored a bill to abolish Montana’s death by masking any pain the inmate feels. death penalty, replacing the sentence with life withIn 1995, Waterman witnessed the execution of out parole. In 2007, the bill passed the Senate. his client, Duncan McKenzie. McKenzie was sentenced to death in 1974 after being convicted of the rape and murder of a Conrad schoolteacher. It was the first execution in Montana since 1943 and the first lethal injection in state history. The week leading up to the execution date, Waterman visited McKenzie everyday. They had exhausted every possibility for a stay, for clemency, for some way to prolong McKenzie’s life a little longer. At 9:30 p.m., hours after McKenzie’s last meal—a steak and an Orange Crush soda—it was clear there would be no more interference from the courts. Just before midnight, McKenzie was rolled into the execution chamber, a 12-by-48-foot, single-wide trailer next to the maximum security unit in Deer Lodge. (MSP has plans to build a new chamber.) McKenzie was strapped to a crossshaped gurney. Waterman watched from a row of folding chairs. McKenzie had no final words, but he and Waterman had worked out a series of simple hand signals to communicate how he was feeling. McKenzie gave a thumbs-up before the first drug was administered. By the time the second drug was administered, McKenzie was completely paralyzed. Whether or not he felt pain when the final drug entered his veins, Waterman will never know. McKenzie couldn’t Ron Smith at Montana State Prison with one of his attorneys, Greg Jackson, right. move his thumbs.

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bifurcated trial system and automatic appeals tionships with various members of his family and has process have led to more lawyers, more taken advantage of the educational opportunities judges, more expert witnesses, more hearings offered by the prison that houses him. He has expressed deep regret for his and hours and hours and hours of deplorable actions. However, conbillable work. sideration of these issues are Yet, despite the rigorous court beyond our jurisdiction in this proceedings, mistakes are still case. Clemency claims are commade. According to the Death mitted to the wisdom of the Penalty Information Center, 140 executive branch.” people have been released from Greg Jackson and Don death row after evidence, usually Vernay, who were assigned from DNA, proved their innoSmith’s case when it first went to cence. Since 2000, an average of the Ninth Circuit, have worked five condemned people have been and studied in capital law for exonerated each year. most of their careers. Jackson says Ed Corrigan, the prosecuting Dave Wanzenreid he’s never seen a federal court attorney for Flathead County, says take a measure “virtually recomboth the cost and the risk of the mending that the governor process are warranted. “I believe grant … clemency.” personally that there is a class of This will be the first homicides that are sufficiently death-row clemency petition heinous that … life without parole Schweitzer has faced. He declined or 100 years in prison are not adeto discuss Smith’s case with quate,” he says. “In those the Independent, but he’s said cases where the death penalty the decision weighs on him: should apply because of the “You’re not talking to a goverheinous nature of the crime, the nor who is jubilant about these economic considerations don’t things,” he told a reporter from come into play for me … The costs Canada, where there is no death are something the state is going to penalty. “It feels like you’re carryhave to bear.” Ron Waterman ing more than the weight of an angus bull on your shoulders.” Smith isn’t getting much support from the people who might be whispering in the governor’s ear Ron Smith was not at the prison when his friend come May 2, the day Smith’s case will be heard. On Duncan McKenzie was executed in 1995. He was in Feb. 22, 2012, the Independent received the followcourt for one of his appeals. Asked how McKenzie’s ing statement from John Doran, a communications death affected him, he shrugs and says, “I just officer with the Montana Department of Justice: got back from court and I didn’t have Mac to pick “The state of Montana will file a written response opposing Ronald Allen Smith’s petition for commuon anymore.” Smith is locked down in a maximum security cell 23 hours a day. He watches television, reads and listens to the radio. Sometimes, on the radio, he can pick up hockey games out of Calgary. He doesn’t expect to be forgiven for his crimes, he says. He understands they deserve harsh judgment, but he wants people to know that the man who committed them is already gone. Unable to change the past, Smith has worked hard to make the future more promising. Since the dialogue with his father, he has earned his GED. He’s begun taking college courses and now has the equivalent training of a paralegal. One day, circumstances permitting, he hopes to assist fellow inmates with their legal issues. Jon Salmonson, a now-retired instructor for the education department at the Montana State Prison, taught Smith for years. In a 2011 letter to Gov. Schweitzer, he wrote that Smith’s “effort and example enabled other inmates to have access to a college-level program that challenged their abilities and led them into areas of thought and competence beyond their previous experience. Ron Smith led the way.” In 2010, Smith appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the second and final time. The appellate court again denied him. The court “unanimously agreed that the actions of his attorney in representing him at the time of his plea of guilty were deplorable, [but] because Mr. Smith voluntarily pled guilty to his offenses, he was not prejudiced by his attorney’s deplorable actions.” Included in the court’s decision was the following passage: “By all accounts, Smith has reformed his life. He has developed strong rela-

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tation of his sentence and intends to defend the strong court record upholding his original death sentences.” Then, in early April, less than a month before the hearing, Smith’s attorneys received an email from the Montana Board of Pardons and Paroles containing a four-page document apparently giving the board’s recommendation before the case was heard. “Smith does not meet any of the commutation criteria as outlined in the BOPP administrative rules,” it said. “Smith hasn’t demonstrated an extended period of exemplary performance and there doesn’t appear to be any extraordinary mitigating or extenuating circumstances that would constitute the exceptional remedy such as commutation. It is recommended [that] a commutation of a sentence be denied.” The board has said the document was written by a staffer and is no more than the staffer’s recommendation, standard procedure in clemency cases. The board said the email was sent in error. If he’s denied clemency, Smith’s life will continue as long as it takes the state to work out the lawsuit with Ron Waterman over the protocol. The hearing in that case is scheduled for September 2012.

Live with it On Aug. 6, 1982, Cecile Grant reported her grandchildren, Harvey and Thomas, missing. A search party went out to look for the men but came back empty-handed. Within a day, news of Fontaine and Munro’s arrests reached Flathead County. Cecile Grant’s Ford had been recovered, and the nature of the search changed. Gabe Grant, uncle to Thomas Running Rabbit and Harvey Mad Man, was a member of the party that found the men’s bodies. Though he did not return phone calls from the Independent, he described the events in a March 2012 article in the Great Falls Tribune: “We did it an organized way so

we didn’t miss a spot. We went all the way up to Paradise, Montana, and walked the entire road back to the reservation.” The bodies were finally found on Sept. 17. “They were in a little indentation on the edge of steep side hill,” he said. “There was a stream running through there.” Gabe Grant and Carol Arrow Top are two of only a few living family members with any memory of Thomas and Harvey. Arrow Top was their aunt. “They were friends, they were cousins, they were brothers,” she remembers. “Harvey was a kind kid. He was a gentle person. He wanted knowledge. He asked a lot of questions.” The Running Rabbit and Mad Man families have spent the last 30 years waiting for a sclerotic justice system to provide some sort of closure. Ron Smith’s case has now outlived nearly everyone who knew Harvey and Thomas, and, in a way, outlived the man who committed the crime. The children of the victims and the convicted have barely known a life without the thunderhead of the next appeal, the next court date, looming on the horizon. Jessica Crawford was 5 when her father was murdered. Like her brother, Thomas Running Rabbit IV, she was raised by her mother and grandparents. According to Greg Jackson, there was a time when everyone in the Running Rabbit family wanted to see Smith executed. But after seeing Smith at a court hearing in Helena, Crawford, who is now in her early thirties and a mother, changed her mind. In 2011, Crawford told the Canadian Press she feels Smith should “remain locked away.” She continued, “After seeing him and seeing how real it was, I just feel it is more of a punishment for him that he just sit out his years.” She doesn’t forgive Smith, she said. “I just think he should have to live with it.” editor@missoulanews.com

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Gustavo Arellano writes “Ask a Mexican,” a syndicated weekly Q&A about all things, and anything, Mexican. Two summers ago, I rendezvoused with The Mexican himself in Hatch, New Mexico, where we broke tortillas at the Pepper Pot. I was in town to buy green chile for the freezer. He was researching his third book, which was to be called Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Taco USA has finally been published. It’s full of history researched, rescued and retold, and flavored with fun and important stories from the present, as it chronicles the impact of Mexican food on American culture. The cuisine has seeped into surprising places, like the canned chicken tamale rations sent to American soldiers in the Philippines during World War II or the invention of Doritos at Disneyland or the breakfast burritos that were rolled at the International Space Station, by popular demand from the crew, by a Mexican-American astronaut named Danny Olivas. In a recent phone interview for the Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque, Arellano and I spoke about Mexican food in America today and where it might be going. In a nutshell, I’d say if he were trading shares of Mexican-American he’d be buying a modest stake in Denver-Mex (or Den-Mex cuisine), holding onto his California-Mex (Cal-Mex) interest and selling his TexMex for whatever he could get for it. And he’d be looking to make significant purchases in regional Mexican cuisines from south of the border states like Nuevo León, Coahuila and Chihuahua that have supplied much of what Americans know of as Mexican. Den-Mex, he says, is a gem that’s virtually unknown off the I-25 corridor. He’s particularly infatuated with the Denver burrito, aka the Mexican hamburger, which, he told me on the phone, is “essentially a smothered burrito, usually with beans and chicharrónes, but with a hamburger patty inside. Right smack dab in the middle, it’s all scrunched up in the middle of the burrito. And it’s smothered in Denver-style chile … It’s an orange chile. And not chili con carne. This would be more like a chile from New Mexico … It is a bizarre chile … unlike anything you’ve ever seen. And it’s also spicy as hell.” “Den-Mex is the cousin of New Mexico-style food, because there is that very strong connection between the people who settled southern Colorado—all those Hispanos, they all came from

New Mexico. They know the cult of the [chile-] smothered burrito. They know the cult of just chile, of good fulsome chiles and being able to eat them.” Arellano’s forecast for classic Tex-Mex is not so upbeat. Restaurants that serve those hot, oblong, cheese-drenched combo plates that epitomize TexMex food, with their dollop of sour cream and pud-

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dle of refried beans, are no longer opening in significant numbers. While chili con carne has worked its way into heartland recipe books, it’s no longer on the march. In recent years, the rise of Cal-Mex sped the decline of Tex-Mex as well, Arellano writes in Taco USA. “The burrito only reached Texas in the second part of the twentieth century.” Arellano doesn’t quite pronounce Tex-Mex dead, but in his book he quotes what he calls an “inglorious obituary” to Tex-Mex food that was printed in Texas Monthly. “‘We will always love our yellow cheese. But as dishes from Mexico’s heartland apply for permanent residency in Texas at an ever-increasing rate, we’re on the threshold of a new culinary era: the time of Mex-Tex.’” I personally would take albondigas, chiles en Nogada and natillas any day over most Tex-Mex I’ve known, and in his book Arellano describes it as “platters baked in an orange goop resembling a dairy product.” But on the phone, his assessment of the dying guard was more glorified. “I’m a fan of Tex-Mex. A lot of people dismiss it as trash, but it’s not. Tex-Mex has

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its own charm. Look at what food writer Robb Walsh is doing in Houston with his restaurant El Real Tex-Mex [Cafe]. He basically set that up because he himself—an apostle of Tex-Mex, a friend and a mentor of mine—felt that Tex-Mex food was slowly disappearing.” Food may be the focus of Taco USA, but it’s only one of the ways that Mexico has influenced America. And Arellano has his sights on all of them. Perhaps that’s why, as he told me, the most disturbing stereotype about Mexicans to him is the idea that they don’t assimilate into American culture and contribute to society. “It’s the Americans who refuse to believe that we can do that,” he told me. “I would use my family’s example. My parents came to this country 40 years ago. I’m their oldest. The first language I spoke was Spanish. The only language I spoke when I entered kindergarten was Spanish. Here I am speaking to you in English.” Arellano dedicates Taco USA “To all the Mexican workers—busboys and waitresses, line cooks and sous chefs, janitors and crop pickers, and so many more—who toil anonymously in our food industry, making American cuisine even more Mexican than we can ever realize.” America, he implies, is more Mexican than we realize. Assimilation is happening at every level of society. It’s history. And America is eating it up. As Taco USA notes, salsa has overtaken ketchup as America’s leading condiment. While Main Street America is getting hip to chips and salsa, elsewhere the creative forces of assimilation are experimenting, with interesting results. As Arellano told me over red and green bowls of chile, in Hatch, they’re putting French fries in burritos in San Diego, green chile on the burgers in New Mexico—and of course putting their burgers inside their burritos in Denver. And they’re selling panocha in Chimayo during Lent, something that even an open-minded California Mexican like himself had trouble comprehending at first. “Panocha is a New Mexican pudding made with brown sugar and [sprouted] wheat and sold during Lent. You gotta try it, man. It’s also a different name for vagina. So imagine a Mexican like myself from southern California coming here and seeing all over the place during Lent ‘panocha one dollar, panocha one dollar …’ I’m like, What? Then I realize it’s pudding. Good pudding, man. Oh my God is it good.”

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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 When the sun shines, the trail along the Clark Fork beckons me for a stroll. As I pass Boone & Crockett I realize one quick side step up the hillside and I can stop at Bernice’s. Mmmm. Iced Coffee to help me kick into the last leg of my cruise and a chocolate chip cookie. Or an herb cream cheese hard roll and a loaf of Sourdough for tomorrows lunch. Tradition. While you kick into April remember Bernice’s can accent your spring adventure any time, any day. Open 6a – 8p seven days a week.

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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. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins 728-8780 Celebrating 39 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks • 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm SunWed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. • 542-7414 Doc's is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you're heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc's is always an excellent choice. Delivery in the greater Missoula area. We also offer custom catering!...everything from gourmet appetizers to all of our menu items. The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St. 926-2038 The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St 9262038 Offering authentic empanadas BAKED FRESH DAILY! 9 different flavors, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Plus Argentine side dishes and desserts. Super quick and super delicious! Get your healthy hearty lunch or dinner here! Wi-Fi, Soccer on the Big Screen, and a

rich sound system featuring music from Argentina and the Caribbean. 11am-9pm Tuesday-Sunday. Downtown Missoula. $ 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. M-TH 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 hobnobonhiggins.com 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 Meatloaf-stuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with 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

HAPPIESTHOUR Wheatfish Whiskey What you’re drinking: A 750-ml. bottle of golden-colored Wheatfish Whiskey. Hopefully not by yourself.

both the Beverage Tasting Institute's and the American Distillery Institute’s blind tastings.

How it’s made: The whiskey mash comes from the Who’s behind it: Glacier Wheatfish beer recipe, which is Distilling Company is a Montana brewed with Montana wheat and whiskey and spirits maker in the barley at the Great Northern little town of Coram, at the edge Brewing Company in Whitefish. of Glacier Park. It’s an artisan The distillery takes the mash, disoperation; everything’s handtills it into whiskey and ages it in crafted and hand-bottled in what barrels. they call “The Whiskey Barn” (sounds dreamy). The company, Photo by Erika Fredrickson Where to find it: The which opened last year, is currently making a handful of whiskeys, including Glacier Distilling Company has a tasting room at 10237 Hwy. 2, in Coram: “Look for the red a white, peach-infused one. barn on the north side of the highway, just What it tastes like: A little spicy, slightly past the cottonwood tree that got cut down sweet and very warm. This is a sipping whiskey last summer.” But call ahead, 406-387-9887, that’s smooth at first, with an escalating heat that because the hours are sporadic. Or taste it fills your nostrils. Tastings.com got even more in- from designated locations, including Grizzly depth: “Mild aromas of peanut brittle, frosted Liquor ($33.15 a bottle) and Sean Kelly’s in banana pastry, straw and brown spices with a soft, Missoula. —Erika Fredrickson fruity-yet-dry medium body and a warming honeyed raisin cake, vanilla extract and peppery spice Happiest Hour celebrates western finish. A fun and flavorful choice for cocktails.” Montana watering holes. To recommend a How it compares: It’s lived up to high bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, standards, winning a silver medal this year in email editor@missoulanews.com.

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discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. 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. $$-$$$ 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. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • 721-1312 www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$

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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. $

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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 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.

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Serving progressive American food consisting of fresh housemade 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. $-$$ Sparkle Laundry 812 S. Higgins Ave. • 721-5146 The big pizza joints have been hating on our $6, made-to-order, 12” pepperoni pizzas for a reason. They’re affordable and they’re good. Well, the cat’s out of the bag, boyee! We also have dogs, pretzels, muffins, bagels, ice cream and more. We do your laundry too. Since 1960. NOT JUST SUSHI We have quick and delicious lunch specials 6 days a week starting at $7, and are open for dinner 7 nights a week. Try our comfort food items like Pork Katsu and Chicken Teriyaki. We also offer party platters to go and catering for all culinary styles. Lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat. Dinner 5-9:30 Every Night. Corner of Pine and Higgins. Very Family Friendly. 549-7979. $$-$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 1110 Sun 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ 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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By any other name. Frankie Rose, formerly of the Crystal Stilts and the Dum Dum Girls, plays the Palace, 147 W. Broadway, on Thu., April 26, at 9 PM. Boys are opening. $10.

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The 27th Annual Mansfield Conference at UM features panels on violence against women, law, development and leadership. This

year’s theme is Holding Up Half the Sky: Womens Leadership and Development. UM Turner Hall. 8:30 AM–5 PM. Contact the Mansfield center for more info. at 243-2988. A timely topic this time around at UM’s Indian Law Week: Emerging Issues for Energy Development in Indian Country. UM Law Bldg. Noon.

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Tribes, One Yurt: Kyrgyzstan, Ethnic Violence and Civic Nationalism. UM Stone Hall, Rm. 303. Noon. Free. Bring the kids and the rest of the fam to the 37th Annual Head Start Pow-Wow in Ronan, which celebrates kids from 0 to 5 years old. Each child will receive a new pair of mocassins and learn to make a dance outfit. 26 Round Butte Rd. 4 PM. Free.

nightlife 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 Young Republicans host a Debate of the Lieutenant Governor Candidates at the UC Theater. 6:30 PM. Get ready for camping with the lady at REI’s Backpacking Basics, where you can learn the minimum you need to have what is essentially a cruddy time. 3275 N. Reserve. 6:30–8 PM. Free. The Peace and Justice Film Series brings us Climate Refugees, a film that considers the geo-political impact of climate change. Currently, the UN believes there are more climate refugees than political or religious refugees. Gallagher Business Bldg., Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free. This week’s Ninemile Wildlife Workgroup Lecture Series topic is Creek Restoration in the Ninemile Valley and is presented by Trout Unlimited’s Heather Whitely. 701 Railroad, Alberton. 7 PM. Free.

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Pay close attention. It’s week three of Modality’s VFW residency, and we’ve got two sets of stuff for you and the kids. The early set is all ages and features Clark, Julia and Ann, with Jacob Milstein and the Harms Brothers, at 7:30 PM. The late set is Ramirez and Hilt, with Certain Molecules, a Modality improv set featuring guests and Zebulon Kosted, beginning at 9 PM. 245 W. Main. Free. (See Soundcheck.) Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org. Hear the UM music profs do it like you know they can do it at the Faculty Chamber Recital. Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. Free. Take a trip to the 20th century and take in Silent Film Night scored by Next Door Prison Hotel, with Nathan Biehl. This week’s film is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Spooky! Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. 7:30 PM. $7. Pulse inside the Press Box hosts the guys who agree that today’s music ain’t got the same soul, Wild Coyote and Louie Bond. 835 E. Broadway. 8 PM. Free. 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. 9 PM. Free.

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. 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. Party Trained is playing music at the Sunrise Saloon. 1101 Strand. 9 PM. Free. The kittens are out tonight for the Blue and the Vagus Nerve show at the Union Hall. How ya doin’, kittens? 9 PM. Free. Meet the girl or boy of your dreams and shave each others’ heads after dream popster Frankie Rose (formerly of the Crystal Stilts) performs at the Palace. Boys are opening. 9 PM. $10. Mad Anthony throws a musical tantrum at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free.

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Reverend Slanky brings the easy, steezy, fresh-and-sleazy tuneage to the Badlander. 9 PM. $5. 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.

nightlife Bob Athearn is ready to please, so let ‘im, man. Let the man do his thang! Ten Spoon

Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5-9 PM.Free. Andre Floyd brings big time blues to the Hangin Art Gallery in Arlee. 5:30–7:30 PM. Pass the hat. Rub that belly and cheat on your cat at the sextennial Tummy Fest, a rockin’ music fest of good times and great oldies. Many bands, many genres, one great taste. See Scope for the full lineup. Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main. 6 PM. $10 or $15 for the two-day pass. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s (formerly the

SPOTLIGHT what’s your funktion?

Times may be a-changin’ with the kids getting down with the Skrillexes and the Zeds Deadses and the nights spent womp-womp-wompin’ until perspiration becomes precipitation. We all know that’s a passing fad, much like New Jack Swing. The musical desire of the average bar patron is to feel good, to groove, to “dance like nobody’s watching” or to get so jimmy-jacked that it doesn’t matter if they are. So it turns out that no matter the generation, George Clinton was right: You just gotta have that funk. Missoula’s answer to that is Kung Fu Kongress. WHAT: Kung Fu Kongress CD Release Party WHO: Kung Fu Kongress with Tall Tale Medicine Machine WHEN: Sat., April 28, at 9 PM WHERE: The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. HOW MUCH: $5

After just a a couple years together, the large group, which met via the UM music program, has performed at the Wilma Theatre with big-timers like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Wailers and most important to the band, their idols, Galactic. The members are jazz musicians who moonlight as funkateers, so it’s no surprise that they connected with Bruce Anderson of DalyJazz to record their new album, Playing Hard to Get, in his acoustically bitchin’ living room. The album may seem short on tunes, but keep in mind that these dudes like to lay down a groove before hopping right into the musical sack (I hear this is the way to go), so the tracks build and build before they give up the booty. Unfortunately for fans, the group has their collective eye on the Emerald City and all that Seattle has to offer. The guys are young and bent on seeking their musical fortunes. Catch them before they graduate next year and leave a big wompin’ hole in the Missoula funk scene. —Jason McMackin

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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. 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. Pull a number 7 down at The Top Hat when country makers The Best Westerns perform at Family Friendly Friday. Look, Hedley, there’s the UM Artists’ Collective Art Auction, too. 6–8 PM. Free.

with Shotgun the Avalanche and a set by Sick Kids DJ Drums. Monk’s, 225 Ryman. 8 PM, free until 10:30 PM. The Country Boogie Boys got no truck with anyone named Adolf. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free. Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. $15-$21.

If you love pie and coffee, you’re gonna love Colin’s Birthday Show and “Twin Peaks”-Themed Party at the VFW. “Twin Peaks” costume contest? Check. Music by The Best Westerns, The Velcro Kicks and Skin Flowers? Check. Cherry pie shots? Please, no. 245 W. Main. 9 PM. $3.

at the the Daly Mansion Spring Lecture Series. 251 Eastside Hwy. 10 AM. Free.

Let Uncle Jesse do the driving and join Lulu and Daisy for a night of two-steppin’ with County Line at Sunrise Saloon. 1101 Strand. 9:30 PM. Free.

Hop in Bucky’s crummy, pick up Hippie Dan and head to Forestry Day at Fort Missoula, where there is a pro/am logging competition, antique sawmill demonstrations and more historical radness. Fort Missoula. 10 AM–4 PM. Get crunchy at the Bitterroot School’s Spring Festival, where seed planting, maypole dancing and potluckin’ at the Homestead Organics Farm are on tap. 175 Skalkaho Hwy. 11 AM-2 PM.

See what all the fuss is about at the Missoula Patriots’ Governor Candidates’ Forum in the Lambros Realty Conf. Rm. 3011 American Way. 6–9 PM. Free. Turning the Wheel serves up some snacks, elixirs, teas and creative movement at their Kickstarter fundraiser kickoff party for I Knew That Once. Downtown Dance Collective. 6:30–9:30 PM. $5-$50 suggested donation.

Do some remiscin’ about the work of yore at the Historic Logging Camp Tour, which is exactly what it says it is. To ride the free bus, call Dennis at 549-5872. 11 AM-3:30 PM. Free. tworivershistory.net. Learn how to teach ‘em to tumble at the Roots Sports and Learning Center Open House (home of Bitterroot Gymnastics). For kids 3 to 6 years old. 216 Commerce St. Noon–4 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.

Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM PARTV Center. 2 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org.

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.

Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 2 PM. $15-$21.

Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org.

nightlife It ain’t bull-hooey, it’s Malarky, and they are performing at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5-9 PM. Free.

Join musician David Boone for DAWNS, with help from Next Door Prison Hotel. Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. 7:30 PM. $10. The Missoula Community Chorus wants you to hear Beautiful Dreamer, a set of mixed numbers from the 19th and 20th centuries. St. Anthony Church, 211 Tremont. 7:30 PM. $8. Tix available at Rockin Rudy’s. Have a “Hold Steady” moment at the Missoula Winery’s Foxtrot Dance Class and Dance Party. 5646 Harrier. Class at 7:30 PM. Dance at 8:30 PM. Lessons $5. Dance $5. missoulawinery.com. Saxophonist Bob Sheppard joins the Jazz Festival Trio and the UM Jazz Band for a performance at this year’s Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival. University Theatre. 7:30 PM. $25/$20 students. Now this has nothing to do with fun. James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas unleashes this mega downer of a presentation called The Great Financial Crisis and the Dismal Science as part of the President’s Lecture Series. 8 PM. Free. Sick Kids XOXO plan to shoot you like a rocket into space at The Trail’s Local Launch,

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.

Russ and Sam Nasset are gonna show any non-believing pig farmer how it’s done down at the Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5:30-8 PM. Free. Best Name Ever: Laddie Ray Melvin. Country oldies. Do it. Symes Hot Springs Hotel. 8-10 PM. Pass the hat.

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.

Bring that boy who waits tables at Red Robin and see if he’s got the stuff to tickle your pickle when the Mountain Breathers, The Best Westerns and Boys take The Top Hat’s stage. 9 PM. $5, plus $5 surcharge for those 18-20.

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.

Dig up the Skinny Puppy shirt and head to Dark Dreams presents Cabaret Carnivale, a night of electronical and industrial tuneage with DJs Atom, Geeter, Dr. Kinetic and HAuLi, plus a live show with Bozeman’s industrial hardasses Damsel in the Dollhouse. Also, live painting, piercing and games. 9 PM. $5. The lady at the bank wants you to ask her out to the Union Club to hear Shane Clouse and Stomping Ground. Trust me. I saw her do that thing with her bottom lip. 9 PM. Free.

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SATURDAY April

28

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. Get in Mrs. Margaret Daly’s business during Darlene Gould’s presentation on the lady

Rub that belly and cheat on your cat at the sextennial Tummy Fest, a rockin’ music fest of good times and great oldies. Many bands, many genres, one great taste. See Scope for the full lineup. Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main. 6 PM. $10 or $15 for the twoday pass. Gutbcuket blues and a beer for me and the mule, please! Compliments of Mudslide Charley and the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Join Little Jane and the Pistol Whips at the Missoula Winery for an evening of fun fraught with the possibility of love. 5646 Harrier. 7 PM. Free. Be the hot stepper and set your wig aflame when the Kathy Kallick Band and Shenanigans perform bluegrass jamz at the Ruby Jewel Jamboree at Ruby’s Inn. 4825 Reserve. 7 PM. $10. rubyjeweljamboree.com. The Heart to Heart Duo plays the Missoula Senior Center’s Saturday Night Dance, so


Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org. Are you ready to laugh? Then join local boy Chris Fairbanks for an evening of jokes galore and such. Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. 7:30 and 9:30 PM. $20. Drummer Ignacio Berroa joins the Jazz Festival Trio and the UM Jazz Band for a performance at this year’s Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival. University Theatre. 7:30 PM. $25/$20 students. Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. $15-$21.

Awards show fans, grab Uncle Gary and boogie down to Hamilton for the Hammy Awards, where fun, presentations, food and performances are the order of the day. Neil

Funkateers and good eggs Kung Fu Kongress are having a cd release party at The Top Hat, and it’s bound to smell like sweaty nipples by midnight. With Tall Tale Medicine Machine. 9 PM $5. (See Spotlight.) You won’t need your spyscope to seek out the blues clues when locals The Blox are joined by Letters to Luci and garage rockers Fine Lightning. Palace. 9 PM. $5. It’s the Halfway to Halloween Party at the Iron Horse, so of course there are costumes and costume contests (do a slutty garbageman!) and the Tallest DJ in America, Boys Burn Bridge and DJ Coma. 9 PM. Free.

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DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo pretend that you’re dead at Absolutely, a dance party featuring every style of rump-shaking tuneage. The Badlander. Doors at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free.

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Local choreographers Collin Ranf and Michael Leu Becker debut Murmur, a story of birth, death and aging, at the Downtown Dance Collective. 121 W. Main. 8 PM. $10/$8 students.

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ATTENTION: PRIVATE WELL OWNERS Have you had your well tested for water quality? Montana State University Extension Service and Missoula City/County Health Department are offering an "at cost" Well Water Testing program for private well water users.

Why:

Private well water is not routinely monitored by state or local agencies. Testing for water quality in private wells is usually the well owner's responsibility. A similar well test program in 1989-1990 found bacteria contamination in 40% of all samples tested.

What:

Basic Test includes bacteria and nitrates. Additional packages cover other common homeowner concerns.

Cost:

Testing packages range from $20 to $75 depending on options you choose. Shipping to the lab is an additional $5-7.

How:

Sample kits can be picked up at the Missoula City-County Health Department, 301 W. Alder (2nd floor), Missoula. Contact the Missoula Valley Water Quality District at 258-4890 for more information.

Residents outside of Missoula should call their County Sanitarian or County Extension Agent.

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I heart murmurs. Murmur, a choreographed dance about birth, life and death is performed at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., on Fri.and Sat. April 27 and 28, at 8 PM and on Sat. and Sun., Apr. 28 and 29, at 2 PM. $10/$8 students. ddcmontana.com.

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29

See what’s right in front of you during the Five Valley Audubon Kim Williams Trail Hike, where bird peepers can look for warblers and osprey. Meet at the M trail parking lot. 10-noon. Free. 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. Noon–1:30 PM. $40. 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. Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 2 PM. $15-$21.

Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 2–4 PM. occupymissoula.org. Missoula’s hippest, flyest, dopest chorale ensemble, Dolce Canto, performs their spring concert Spring Returns!. Secular and

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sacred tunes abound, with a little help from Big Sky High’s Sky Blues. UM Music Recital Hall. 3 PM. $15/$10 students. Tix available at Rockin Rudy’s and Worden’s. Since it’s 2012, you probably can’t make an ashtray for mom at the Clay Studio’s Make a Clay Gift for Mom for Mother’s Day event, but you can make her something sweet. 1106 Hawthorne, Ste. A. 3-5 PM. Free. Dan Gallagher is the 2012 recipient of the 2012 Peacemaker award from the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center. The ceremony takes place at Christ the King Catholic Church at 1400 Gerald. 3-5 PM.

nightlife Assorbire qualche vita Italiana during the Italian Film Festival at the UC Theatre. This week’s film is 18 Dopo Anni (18 Years Later). 5 PM. Free. Isaac Mcelderry dishes out a lovin’ spoonful of tunes for you at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5–7 PM. Free. Watch the cray of the cray-cray run farther faster than most humans can even imagine at the film Unbreakable: The Western States 100, which is a fundraiser for the The Five Valley Land Trust. Wilma Theatre. 6 PM. $13/$10 adv. at Runner’s Edge. (See Mtn. High.)

midnight, plus live jazz & DJs, during the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Josh Farmer, The Vanguard Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free.

MONDAY April

30

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.

nightlife 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. Hey, Tom Catmull may not be putting on the ritz but he is certainly putting on the aftershave Brut cologne when he performs at the Red Bird Wine Bar from 7-10 PM. 111 N. Higgins. Free. Don’t just express yourself, be expressive at the ZACC’s weekly, one-hour poetry workshop. 235 N. 1st St. 8 PM. Free.

Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 6:30 PM. $15$21.

Canadian duo Zeds Dead brings their electronical booty-bum-bumpa-doo-shaka to the Wilma Theatre, so holla at your dealer and get ready to ride the train to tripsville. 8:30 PM. $23. Tix available at Rockin’ Rudy’s. (See Noise.)

The Kristen Engebretson Trio has some jazz in its pocket, and they are gonna take out a piece and chew it right good. The Top Hat. 7 PM. Free.

Scritch, scritch, scrappy-doo when Milkcrate Monday’s presents Vinyl Night, with wax-worn veterans DJs Kris Moon, Mike Stolin, Dirty Needle and the Milkcrate Mechanic. Palace. 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR.

Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to

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.” Please to be shaking your posterior to the electronical jammage of Kid Traxiom and Sauce at The Top Hat. 9 PM. $5, with $5 surcharge for those 18-20. Brush off that denim suit and deliver some fine Glen Campbell tunes at Kylie’s Birthday Karaoke. Who cares who Kylie is. You got this. Badlander, 220 Ryman. 9 PM. Free.

TUESDAY May

01

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 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. 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 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

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Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. Join the good eggs from the Davidson Honors College for UM Global Grizzlies Night at REI. The group disperses aid to countries in need. This month they begin their community gear drive to distribute goodies to those in need throughout the world. 3275 Reserve. 6:30–8 PM. Professor Philip K. Tompkins of CU presents the lecture Who is My Neighbor? Communicating and Organizing to End Homelessness. Gallagher Business Bldg. Rm. 106. 7 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.

while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. Which music critic did Philip Seymour Hoffman portray in Almost Famous? Hint: The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious. (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. 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. Fight for your right to make a jerk of yourself and win money doing it at Karaoke 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.

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.

Go and grab a six-pack of Zima from the archives and drop pleasure bombs on all them gals when The Boxcutters perform with gBots and the Journeyman at The Top Hat. Don’t forget the watermelon Jolly Ranchers. 9 PM. $3.

Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org.

The Badlander’s Live and Local Night has done gotten Rooted (make sure you’re vaccinated) as Hamiltoneers Temper Airily play acoustic rock with Voodoo Horseshoes. 220 Ryman. 9 PM. 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

Pet that bad kitty all night long at Catfood Presents Sophisticats, a night of laptopical tunes from Simpleton, Aristocrat, DuBuddah, Feldman and Trailer Park Jordan.

9 PM. Free, with surcharge for those 18-20.

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Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein

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02

Protect ya neck and your head and buy a helmet from St. Patrick’s Trauma Services at the Good Food Store from 11 AM–2 PM. Smokin’ deals and fewer concussions.

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

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on conception of Jerome Robbins Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Produced by special arrangement with  Music Theatre International

A timeless retelling of the world’s greatest love story

April 27 – May 13

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• 728-7529 • www.mctinc.org

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Lovers of the environment and the beer head to Green Drinks Missoula to hang out with likeminded 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.

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What beer do we drink when we’re done making beer? The one you’re about to enjoy in Shift. Canning this Nelson Sauvin hopped pale lager means everyone gets to reward their work. Or play. Or, if you’re like us, combine the two and surround yourself with drinking buddies. Clock out and crack one open.

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Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM.

$20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org. Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community

Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. $15-$21. 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. Like the way he leans? Check out the Codi Jodan Band and hear him sing “Red.” Maybe. The Top Hat. 9 PM. Cost TBA. (Pub trivia answer: Lester Bangs.)

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May

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.

nightlife Tom Catmull does the work of six men (one has a limp, though) at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5–8 PM. Free. Domo arigato. gBots & the Journeyman open for the Boxcutters at The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St., on Mon., May 1, at 9 PM. $3.

You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students.

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FORESTRY DAY 2012 SATURDAY, APRIL 28 9 AM TO 5 PM Sharpen Your Axes, Get Ready To Go! Annual Forestry Day is held in conjunction with the University of Montana Woodsman Team and the Montana Society of American Foresters. Activities include competitions including crosscut sawing, pole climbing, wood chopping, ax throwing, hot saws, and log rolling. See an impressive array of historic forestry and logging equipment, a working steam-powered sawmill and a restored fire lookout tower. Enjoy hands-on opportunities for all, a displays of crafts, and activities for children. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for students. Children under 6 and members of the Friends are admitted free. As part of Missoula's Bike/Walk/Bus Week, admission is free for all who bike, walk, or take the bus to the event. Food will be available from The University of Montana's Woodsman Team. While you're at the Museum, take the opportunity to see the new exhibit: United We Will Win: World War II Posters that Mobilized a Nation For more information call 728-3476 or visit ftmslamuseum@montana.com

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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.

Oh snap, it’s the Sharks and the Jets doing their thing in the Missoula Community Theatre production of Westside Story. MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. $15-$21.

Louie Bond and the Texas Playgirl do some country swangin’, people. Bitter Root Brewery, Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free.

For the love of Pete’s Dragon, Missoula is mos def turning out for The Love of Beer, a doc about the PNW craft beer industry. Wilma Theatre. This event is part of Missoula Craft Beer Week (isn’t that every week?). 8 PM. $8. missoulabeerweek.com.

Before you get all tuned up, Mr. Pastorious, you should know that the Montana Native Plant Society’s event Mt. Sentinel Budburst has nothing to do with anything but discovering native plants. Meet on the south side of campus, at the corner of Beckwith and Madeline, at the picnic table east of the Forest Service lab. 6:30 PM. Free. Chill out and listen, spazzoid. Tahjbo is reading poetry, and the Screen Door Porch is playing some of the Americana. The Top Hat. 9 PM. Free. The Oscar-nominated Promises is the final installment of the Peace and Justice Film Series. It follows the lives of Israeli and Palestinian children who dared cross the border to meet one another. Gallagher Business Bldg., Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free. Satire and song and the Roaring Twenties? Get on the trolly, bub, it must be Chicago, as performed by the UM School of Theatre and Dance. UM’s PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org.

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Get both of the things you need at Blues & Bread at Bernice’s Bakery, with Mudslide Charley. 190 S. 3rd W. 8 PM. Free. 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. 9 PM. Free.

Hey jokesters, test your comedy mettle at Missoula Homegrown Stand Up Comedy down at ye olde Union Club. To tell jokes, be there by 9:30 PM. 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. Celebrate the 8-hour workday this May Day and thank your local union members for making it happen. Also, send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Apr. 27 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar 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.”

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. Put on your blinders, there’s some new lasers in town and DJs Lrock and Boy Burning Bridge are gonna pop it off at Pulse with a night of digital excess. 835 E. Broadway. 9 PM. Free. It’s all over. This is the final week of the Modality VFW Residency, with guests Abe Coley, Memo to Maury and Monks on Fire. 245 W. Main. 9 PM. Free.

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ran the inaugural Missoula Marathon. So did a lot of other people. In fact, over a half-million folks complete marathons each year in the U.S. You know what, though? It’s still a big deal to finish. For me, the best part of the marathon wasn’t the sense of accomplishment at the finish line, the beer at Red’s, the blood in my urine after the beer; instead, it was not running again for two years. Not even once. Not down the steps. Not after the 10 dollars that blew out of my hand during a fishing trip. Cripes, I barely even walked anywhere. I returned to my beloved bicycle. It has gears; I do not. Yet, I am fascinated by the ultra-marathoners. Jealous, really. People who have toenails removed by doctors. People who say stuff like, “I’m more impressed by folks who take five hours to run a marathon. That’s tougher than running it in two-and-a-half hours.” Condescension never sounded so good. But there they are. Completing Colorado’s Leadville 100 in 16 and 18 hours (that’s 100 miles). If this sort of thing intrigues you, or if you

are one these “runners,” then the documentary film Unbreakable: The Western States 100 is for you. In the documentary, four undefeated ultramarathoners compete against one another to see who is the best on that day. The screening is a fundraiser for the Five Valleys Land Trust, the Missoula-based group that facilitates conservation easements and has helped protect more than 64,000 acres of open space, wildlife habitat and agricultural lands in the 40 years of its existence. Three of the four runners featured in the film will be in attendance at the fundraiser including, Geoff Roes, Hal Koerner and Anton Krupicka. Much like marathons, this film will either frighten you into exercise or confirm what you already think about running and runners. The Five Valleys Land Trust fundraiser screening of Unbreakable: The Western States 100 takes place at the Wilma Theatre on Sun., April 29, at 6 PM. $13/$10 advance at Runner’s Edge.

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Get ready for camping with the lady at REI’s Backpacking Basics, where you can learn the minimum you need to have what is essentially a cruddy time. 3275 N. Reserve. 6:30–8 PM. Free.

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.

This week’s Ninemile Wildlife Workgroup Lecture Series topic is Creek Restoration in the Ninemile Valley and is presented by Trout Unlimited’s Heather Whitely. 701 Railroad, Alberton. 7 PM. Free.

FRIDAY APRIL 27 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. 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.

SUNDAY APRIL 29 See what’s right in front of you during the Five Valley Audubon Kim Williams Trail Hike, where bird peepers can look for warblers and osprey. Meet at the M trail parking lot. 10-noon. Free. 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. Noon–1:30 PM. $40.

TUESDAY MAY 1 Join the good eggs from the Davidson Honors College for UM Global Grizzlies Night at REI. The group disperses aid to countries in need. This month they begin their community gear drive to distribute goodies to those in need throughout the world. 3275 Reserve. 6:30–8 PM.

THURSDAY MAY 3 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. Before you get all tuned up, Mr. Pastorious, you should know that the Montana Native Plant Society’s event Mt. Sentinel Budburst has nothing to do with anything but discovering native plants. Meet on the south side of campus, at the corner of Beckwith and Madeline, at the picnic table east of the Forest Service lab. 6:30 PM. Free. calendar@missoulanews.com

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The return of Tummy Fest Five must-sees from 1985 to Bobby Lee by Erika Fredrickson

Tyson Ballew is bringing back Tummy Fest. Ballew started the music festival six years ago as a way to relaunch his music label, Tummy Records. The local promoter and musician is known for his folk-punk solo projects, including Old Shoes, and for his bands, including his most recent, Cat Heaven. The all-ages Tummy Fest showcased 16 bands and ran for two nights at the now-defunct Raven Cafe in downtown Missoula. Both nights had a solid turnout of older scenesters and bright-eyed youth with quirky ’dos. Bellingham, Wash.’s Black Eyes and Neckties were decked out in—you guessed it—neckties and ghoulish black eyes. Other regional favorites, such as Racetrack (dream-pop punk rock), won over the crowd, and several locals killed it on stage: Scott Kennedy (of the band This Is a Process of a Still Life), The Sharktopus (emo-rock), The Quiet Ones (pop, anti-folk) and Duel (Missoula promoter and DJ Nicole Vanek’s two-piece band). Not ringing a bell? Well, it was six years ago. “All that is ancient history,” says Ballew. “Only people who have been around for 10 years remember the Raven or these bands, because most of these bands broke up awhile ago.” Ballew had every intention of making Tummy Fest an annual event, but the Raven closed not long after the festival and other venues didn’t fit his vision, so he let it slide. The festival’s revival at Zoo City Apparel this week makes it a sextennial event—but nothing to sneeze at. Ballew will be selling back-catalog merch, including We Like to Kick Ass, the compilation from the first Tummy Fest. The money he raises from the festival will go toward putting out a 7” for local band King Elephant, he says. Most importantly, the 20-band line-up this year is a curious mix of Missoula, Hamilton, Seattle, Olympia and Minot, N.D., acts. A few reasons not to miss the action:

ly nuanced, pretty folk-rock melodies with the wistful undertow of Beirut. Plus, the latest album is called Back to the Future. You know, like the 1985 movie.

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One reason to attend Tummy Fest is to finally see those local bands you keep missing. Needlecraft (a Mikki Lunda project), King Elephant (ex-Goddammitboyhowdy) and Ancient Forest (Kalen Walther’s Middle-earth soundscape) are three must-sees. For the rock crowd that’s been around the scene since the dinosaurs, Mahamawaldi should be extra exciting; they’ve only played a couple of times since their five-year hiatus. The only metal band on the line-up, the group hails from Hamilton and slays. You can try to get on their MySpace page to listen, but their non-promotional, misterioso lifestyle means you gotta come see them to believe them.

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If this were “Sesame Street,” Bobby Lee Springfield might be the “one of these things is not like the other.” And that’s what makes his role in the Tummy Fest lineup so cool. The Missoula-based rockabilly and country singersongwriter has shared the stage with Jimi Hendrix, Billy Haley, Lee Dancer, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette and has written songs for Marty Robbins and The Oak Ridge Boys. He made a video for the song “Chain Gang,” in which he says, “Well, I’m independent. What have Republicans done for affordable health care? Nothin’. Look, it’s me, Bobby Lee. Your next president.”

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1985 is the only band playing Tummy Fest that also played the first Tummy Fest six years ago. Matt Fu, the brain behind the Seattle project, takes the DIY-lifestyle seriously, traveling by Greyhound bus to tour all-ages venues, singing politically and socially conscious songs and recording lo-fi bedroom albums, as well as well-crafted concept albums. Rachel Corrie is a big deal to this now full-on band, and that’s fine. Fortunately, Fu (founder of Masa Records) isn’t preachy. He makes his point via smart-

Seattle’s Kenneth Piekarski, aka Slashed Tires, creates loops featuring tribal drumming, coy trumpet, dance melodies, echo, reverb and funky bass lines. He plays on the streets and broadcasts live music performances on his video series. He has a wild crop of curly hair and glasses that make his eyes larger than life. Ballew describes him as a clever, accomplished and odd experimenter. There’s an improv jazz feel to what he’s up to; kind of Beat mixed with noise rock. It might take

One of my favorite bands that ever came through Missoula was Bellingham’s USS Horsewhip, who sounded like if The Knack’s “My Sharona” chugged a bottle of whiskey and peeled out on a motorcycle. Bust!, of Seattle via Chicago, has that gleeful edge (similar also to Scared of Chaka) with a big-booted, mosh-pit trajectory and miniature breakdowns that tip and turn the song like spinning donuts on the lawn. $10 at the door or $15 two-day pass with a free copy of the We Like to Kick Ass compilation. efredrickson@missoulanews.com

Tummy Fest lineup Friday April 27: Ancient Forrest, 6:30 p.m. Bird’s Mile Home, 7 p.m. Genrifus, 7:30 p.m. Atrocity Singers, 8 p.m.

Japaniel Flatsen, 8:30 p.m. Buddy Jackson, 9 p.m. King Elephant, 9:30 p.m. Slashed Tires, 10 p.m. Needlecraft, 10:30 p.m. Mahamawaldi, 11 p.m.

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Saturday April 28: The Scribblers, 6:30 p.m. P.D. Lear, 7 p.m. Go, Fight, Win!, 7:30 p.m. The Whoopass Girls, 8 p.m.

Bobby Lee Springfield, 8:30 p.m. Blanket Truth, 9 p.m. Bust!, 9:30 p.m. 1985, 10 p.m. iji, 10:30 p.m. Cat Heaven, 11 p.m.


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In the back of the room, behind another door, there’s a couch and a shelf filled with all manner of keyboard synthesizers. Modality’s space is a bunker. The walls are cool to the touch. Everything exudes a work in progress, a mess to be cleaned up later, after the important work is done. This is where synth player Ben Weiss, drummer Jay Bruns and guitarist Clark Grant create improvised music that builds from a single note or notion and drones from the keyboard amplifier for

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as long as it needs to. Often it’s for many minutes at a time, minutely changing, challenging the listener. The guitar may respond to that note, but only when it’s ready. The drums follow along until they decide it’s time to move to another sound, another texture, another tempo. Modality’s sound grows so large that it escapes the bunker and moves upstairs, causing a noise complaint from, of all places, the Badlander. A man from the bar bangs away on the old door to the space. None of the musicians notice. Finally, the man flings the door open. The volume is enough to make him wince. The third and fourth weeks of Modality’s VFW Residency take place at the VFW, 245 W. Main St., Thu., April 26, at 7 PM ( family-friendly) and 9 PM, as well as on Thu., May 3, at 9 PM, with a myriad of opening acts.

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Married to garbage Jo Nasvik wears her art on her dress by Ted McDermott

Like most young brides, Jo Nasvik searched high and low for just the right wedding dress. The analogy ends there. In no other way was Nasvik like a typical bride. She had no groom. She didn’t want to look beautiful in a pristine white gown. She didn’t have a lavish ceremony to look forward to. She didn’t select bridesmaids, book a venue or hire a band. Instead, Nasvik, a senior art student at the University of Montana, was preparing a piece for her thesis exhibition. She was searching for a way to confront herself and others with the amount of stuff we all throw away, all the time. So, naturally, she went around to thrift stores and tried to find a dress that she could wear comfortably every day for the entire month of February and that could accommodate ever y piece of trash she generated during that period. It wasn’t easy. “It took me months to find the right dress,” she tells me. “It was like a real wedding, kind of … I didn’t want it to have lace or anything extra, because I was going to be sewing my garbage all over it. And I needed it to have a big enough train so that I could fit everything.” We’re talking in her studio, a small, crowded room in her Northside apartment. The dress, which is set up on a stand in the corner, is covered with furled yellow pages from a phone book, cut aluminum cans, a torn-open Emergen-C packet, layered paper, Big Sky six-pack cardboard and all the other detritus of being alive, all of which is carefully arranged and hand-sewn with red thread to the dirty white dress. When she started this project, Nasvik was looking for a way to better understand her role in a consumerist culture that troubled her. “It was something that I think I needed to do for myself,” she says, “because I’m a visual person and I have all these questions about consumption and consumerism and I try to be really aware, but I couldn't get a grasp on my own consumption without being able to see it. And then I started thinking about how I could go about doing that. I started thinking about what it means to buy what we buy—and what if everybody saw what we bought? How would that change everything?” She chose to use a wedding dress because it “symbolizes, to me, our relationship with industries that we support and buy from and our commitment that we have to those industries.”

With the aid of a fanny pack full of sewing supplies, she spent February wearing the dress and affixing to it everything she otherwise would’ve thrown away. Or trying to. The stuff was overwhelming. “I couldn’t keep up with myself. I tried so hard. I put in so many hours on this, more than I’ve ever done on any project, and still there was no way I could keep up.” She points to a box overflowing with trash. “I’m still catching up.” It may not have changed everything, but wearing her garbage did change a lot for Nasvik. “I looked at everything as a package,” she says, “rather than as a beverage or f o o d o r w h a t e v e r, ’cause I knew I’d have to spend time working on that package.” While she became the object of endless curiosity and questioning from strangers, she found herself isolated in her obsessive collecting. She couldn’t even sit down with the dress on, which meant she couldn’t drive, which meant she had to walk everywhere wearing the equivalent of what felt as heavy as a dozen lead X-ray aprons. She endured all of this, Nasvik says, Photo courtesy of Jo Nasvik because she “wanted to challenge people. I wanted people to have to look at my garbage and be confronted with it, because we spend so little time with these objects usually. So, what if you were forced to spend more time with them? Maybe that would get you thinking, asking questions. I’m sure I got people asking lots of questions.” The dress project is one component of Nasvik’s larger effort to interrogate the life cycles of objects and the proliferation of waste. Her other recent projects include a nest woven from the university’s huge backlog of scrap paper and a cape that she made of aluminum cans and then delivered to the home of “the can man,” the person who, according to Nasvik, hoards Missoula’s cans. I’m not sure I quite follow what she means, but that’s fine. Nasvik’s work is a generator of endless questions. Jo Nasvik’s art is part of UM’s BFA Thesis exhibition in the Gallery of Visual Arts and the UC Gallery at the University, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 26, from 5 to 7 PM. Free. The exhibit runs through May 11. arts@missoulanews.com


Scope Soundcheck Art Noise Movie Shorts A Lester Bangs tribute Lester Bangs, the great rock critic, died 30 years ago this week. His voice still echoes through the halls of criticism, even though he could be lazy and trite at times and even though he often contradicted himself. He’s still the only rock critic most non-music dorks can name, perhaps because Philip Seymour Hoffman played him in Almost Famous or because his name was Lester Bangs rather than Greil Marcus. Bangs’s work appeared in Rolling Stone, Creem and The Village Voice. His Beatinfluenced writing could be ranty, nonsensical, seemingly off-topic and … beautiful. He was a true fan, the kind who argued that the Shaggs were greater than the Beatles. He had beefs with rock stars and became one in his own right. A critic of his ilk might never exist again in any art form. It’s hard to imagine The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones smashing a typewriter onstage with

Zeds Dead Adrenaline Inspected Records

A minute into the Zeds Dead track “In the Beginning,” from their EP Adrenaline, just after the wobble bass comes wobbling forth, the whole production halts for a sample. “Oh,” says a voice with the unmistakable hiss of 1960s television behind it, “that’s unexpected.” That was the moment I turned against Zeds Dead. Nothing about this music is unexpected. It’s pilot-fish dubstep, swimming in the wake of a larg-

High On Fire De Vermis Mysteriis E1 Music

Heavy metal has always been overshadowed by its most famous fan, the Devil. Since Black Sabbath, the mascot has been as prominent as the music, and bands like Iron Maiden and Megadeth have managed the dubious achievement of standing alongside symbols of absolute evil while playing what sounded like an electrified gum wrapper. The technology just wasn’t there—not in 1988, at least. But now it’s the future, and in 2012, High On Fire can make an album that sounds like Satan is actually squeezing your brain. Really, it’s Cthulhu. De Vermis Mysteriis is a codex of arcane knowledge from the Lovecraft universe; it’s

64 Tuna Lasagna in a Hot Dog Bun Self-released

Because the boys of the Tuna are 10, 12 and 12, only the most inattentive turnpike tollbooth attendant would be unable to tune into the quiet gush and surge of hormonal aches and love pangs in the lackadaisical and possibly pre-pubescent vocals of Ollie Barrow. Of course, I mean lackadaisical in the daydreamy way, not in the passive “who gives a rusty Rumsfeld way.” At that age, you can’t tell THE

Jay-Z, as Bangs did with the J. Geils Band in ’74. Whether it was the burly black mustache, the excess or the fights with Lou Reed, Bangs did the things most critics secretly desire: alter the culture and start arguments that may never end. The following reviews are our homage to the man. (Jason McMackin)

er animal and mimicking its motions for scraps. As a microgenre, dubstep suffers from no excess of originality. Fortunately, it’s young, and the odds of something new happening in any given track are higher. Yet Zeds Dead still takes us on a magical journey to the place where form becomes formula. “Oh No” and the title track follow a predictable alteration between lumbering twotone bass and trance organ—trance organ!—that makes it hard to remember what you’ve listened to already. It doesn’t matter, because you’ve heard it all. Music is awesome, and Zeds Dead deserves our respect in the same way that certain Renaissance craftsmen who spent their lives repainting Michelangelo deserve respect. If nothing else, they’re a reminder that every age has its mannerists. (Dan Brooks) Zeds Dead plays the Wilma Theatre Mon., April 30, at 8:30 PM. $23. Rockin Rudy’s and ticketfly.com.

also a punishing course in hard ’n’ heavy, with relentless drums and tautly contained thrash guitar that barely leave room for Matt Pike to snarl. Yes, it comes dressed in the same tired motifs, comically familiar as soon as you hear them—for example, there’s a track here called “Madness of an Architect.” For once, though, the songs live up to the impossible standard of cosmic destruction set by the stage dressing. Listen to “Serum of Liao” and consider that High on Fire finally may have somehow made music more evil than the album cover. (Dan Brooks) GIRL you love her, but you can tell A GIRL you love her in song. If you’re Lennon/McCartney, you start “Twist and Shout” with the chorus—just as the Tuna starts the title track with the chorus. The boys show temerity and perform a cranked up version of the playground classic “Diarrhea,” but they also exhibit vulnerability on “In the Darkness,” even though vulnerability is typically seen as weakness amongst the horny mobs of zitty, masturbating, Mountain Dew-infused cretins. In 8th grade social studies class, we’d stare at Nikki Edgar’s calves poised below her seat. They were golden and glowed. They had strength and immeasurable power. We’d call her house and hang up when she answered. We loved her and we were scared. If you’ve ever loved a girl’s calves, you have loved 64 Tuna. (Jason McMackin) 64 Tuna plays a CD release party at Edge of the World, 618 S. Higgins Ave., Sat., April 28, at 6 PM. Free.

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Scope Soundcheck Art Noise Movie Shorts OPENING THIS WEEK THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Lordy, lordy, if you’ve been engaged five years and your still not married the fam is gonna be all up in your biz and you may just find yourself second-guessing the relationship. Starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. Rated R. Village 6: 4:10 and 7:15 pm, with shows at 10 pm of Fri. and Sat. and 1:10 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME This film from the Duplass Brothers (Cyrus/Baghead) follows the seemingly mun-

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS There is a battle for the pirate of the year award and the pirates find themselves a bit out of their element in Victorian London after going about Robin Hood’s barn to get there. Stars the voices of Hugh Grant and Salma Hayek. Rated PG. Carmike 12: 1:30 and 6:30 pm. 3D: 4 and 8:30 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Entertainer: 4, 7, and 9 pm. W.E. This is the story of an affair between King George VIII and a li’l ol’ American gal, and the contemporary story of married woman and Russian security guard. It’s called rhyming

CABIN IN THE WOODS Man, there is no doubt that this is more than some cruddy old cabin. There are secrets. And the friends who go there have secrets. And secrets mean power and weakness. Nuts. Starring Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:45 pm. Showboat: 4:15, 7 and 9 pm, with matinees at 1:15 pm on Sat. and Sun. CHIMPANZEE Holy cuteness, a young chimpanzee is separated from his crew and a full-grown male adopts him. Man, this is gonna be cute. Directed by BBC nature documentarian Mark Linfield. Rated G. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

must find that lady and make her love him. Starring Zac Efron and Blythe Danner. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 pm. Showboat: 4, 7:15 and 9:15 pm. 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 and 7 pm. SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN A sheikh dreams of fly-fishing in that dry old Yemen, and British fisheries expert Ewan McGregor is brought in to help make it happen and most likely trawl for love with government aid Kristin Scott Thomas. Rated PG-13. Wilma: 7 pm nightly, with Sat. matinee at 1 pm. No show on Sun., April 29, Mon., April 30 or Thu., May 3. THINK LIKE A MAN It’s about time someone made one of “comedian” Steve Harvey’s books into a movie. Look here now, men are horny boys and women are always trying to control them. And men don’t like being tricked by their wives. Comeuppance time, y’all. Starring Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 pm. THE THREE STOOGES At one point, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro were attached to this tale about modern-day stooges run-amok on reality TV. If only. Starring Sean Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos. Rated PG. Village 6: 4 and 7 pm, with matinees at 9:20 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. TITANIC IN 3D Fall in love with Kate and Leo all over again...in 3D. Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 3D: 1, 5, and 9 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 pm nightly, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Nobody says you have to love your kid, but this kid is particularly wicked, and mom doesn’t know what to do about him. Starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. Rated R. Wilma: 9 pm nightly, with Sat. matinee at 3 pm. No show on Sun., April 29, Mon., April 30, or Thu., May 3.

That’s some Nic Cage business there. The Raven opens Friday at the Carmike 12.

dane lives of two brothers who turn out to be quirky, lovable fellas just looking for meaning in the world. Starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms. Rated R. Wilma: 7 and 9 pm nightly, with matinees on Sat. at 1 and 3 pm.

action or twinning by some. Directed by Madonna. Rated R. Showboat: 1 pm on Sat. and Sun.

THE RAVEN John Cusack dyes his hair an ungodly shade of black and plays Edgar Allen Poe, an author tracking a heinous serial killer, in old-timey Baltimore. You come at the king, you best not miss. Also starring Alice Eve. Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10 pm. Big D: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30 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: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 pm. Mountain: 4:30, 6:50 and 9 pm, with 2 pm matinees Fri.-Sun.

SAFE My dawg, Jason Statham, keeps a little girl with a lot of knowledge safe from all kinds of bad guys: Russians, the Triad and NYC cops on the take. Did I mention Statham is an ex-cage fighter? Those dudes are done, son! Also starring Catherine Chan. Rated R. Village 6: 4:30 and 7:30 pm, with shows at 9:45 pm of Fri. and Sat. and 1:30 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun.

AMERICAN REUNION See what happens when a bunch of people in their almost-40s attend their 13th high school reunion. Sex is my guess. Plus getting embarrassed. Starring Alyson Hannigan and Eugene Levy. Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10 pm. 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.

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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, 4, 7 and 10 pm. Village 6: 4 and 7 pm, with shows at 10 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. LOCKOUT A question: What if the only way you could get out of some espionage charges was to rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison that the inmates control? Starring Guy Pierce and Maggie Grace. Rated PG-13. Village 6: 4:15 and 7:15 pm, with matinees at 9:45 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 1:15 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. THE LUCKY ONE A Marine believes a photo of a mystery lady saved his life while he was in Iraq. Now he

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: 4:15 and 9:30 pm. Village 6: 7:30 pm nightly, with 10 pm shows on Fri. and Sat. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9 pm. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., April 27. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-F I LM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan–883-5603.


WEEK-LONG EVENTS

•Ride Free all Week on the Mountain Line. All routes during BWBW. No bus service Sunday. Wi Fi is available on the bus! Mountain Line 721-3333. •The University of Montana’s 13th Annual Walk N Roll Week. Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 2:30pm. Raffle for BWB commuters. Nancy Wilson 243-4599. •The Commuter Challenge. 100+ organization competition in 18 categories for sustainable transportation. Missoula in Motion. mim@missoulainmotion.com •Transfer Center Information Services. Mon - Fri, 9 – 12noon. Mountain Line 721-3333. •Blue Bike Special. Mon–Fri, 8am - 8pm. Sat 8am – 6pm. Sun, 11am - 6pm. At Currents Aquatic Center in McCormick Park. Missoula Parks and Recreation. Jason 552-6271. •Bonner Self-Guided Walking Tour. Tues, Wed, Thurs 2 – 4:30pm. Start at Bonner Milltown History Center in Bonner Post Office Building. Judy 258-6335. •Treats for Vanpoolers. Missoula Ravalli Transportation Mgmt. Assn.. Karen 327-8515.    •BWBW Poster Design and Coloring Contest. Middle school students. Missoula Ravalli Transportation Mgmt. Assn. Katie 327-8707. •On MCAT. Special BWBW programming on MCAT, Bresnan Cable Channel 7. See www.mcat.org or call 542-6228. •Explorosaurus Club. Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:00pm. City Parks and Rec free for youth 7 – 12. At Currents in McCormick Park. Jason 721-PARK. •Walk and Read. Mon-Wed 10am – 9pm, Thurs – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 1 – 5pm. Check out a free downloadable audiobook at www.missoulapubliclibrary.org. Lisa 258-3851. •Book it to the Public Library for a Free Safety Light. Mon-Wed 10am – 9pm, Thurs – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 1 – 5pm. Check out a book from special BWB Display (301 E. Main). Lisa 258-3851. •Way to Go for Peace. All BWB visitors to Jeannette Rankin Peace Center get a free Way to Go button. 519 S. Higgins Ave. Betsy 543-3955. •Save a Car; Ride a Pony. 11am – 5:30pm. BWB to Carousel this week for 1 free ride/day. 101 Carousel Drive, Theresa 549-8382. •Free Admission to the Historical Museum. Tues – Sun, 12 – 5:00pm if you BWB here. Bldg 322, Fort Missoula. Bob 728-3476. •BWBW to Vital Ground. Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm. BWB for a free water bottle & a DVD. Heritage Hall upstairs at Ft. Missoula. Shannon 549-8650. •MUD Membership Discount. Sat 10am – 1pm; Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm. BWB to MUD for $10 off membership. 629 Phillips. Ann 721-7513. •BWBW at Montana Natural History Center. Tues – Fri, 12 – 5pm; Sat, 12 – 4pm. Free admission if you BWB here. 120 Hickory Street. Christine 327-0405. •Half price on bike maps and bike licenses. City Treasurer’s Office, City Hall. Bike Pedestrian Office. 552-6352. •Seniors BWBW. BWB to Senior Center for prizes. 705 South Higgins. Sheri 543-7154. •Paint Your Own Pottery Discount. Mon – Sat, 12 – 6pm. BWB to Zootown Arts Community Center (235 N. 1st Street) for 10% off. Kia 549-7555. •Kettlehouse Brewing Co. Incentives. All week except Sunday. 12 – 9pm for BWBers to either location. Tammy 728-1660. •BWBW for your Dog! All week, all 3 stores. BWB to Go Fetch! for a free dog biscuit. Taryn 728-2275 x 1. •BWBW Drink Off. $1.00 off any drink if you BWB to any Loose Caboose. Stephanie 360-6232. •BWB Members’ Benefits! Drawings for prizes for staff and members, free 1-day visit for guests who BWB to The Women’s Club. Helen 728-4410. •Water Bottle Giveaway. BWB to REI and receive a free water bottle. 3275 N. Reserve Street. Shannon 541-1938. •Selvedge Studio BWB Sale. 20% off purchase if you BWB to Selvedge Studio. 509 S. Higgins. Leah 541-7171. •Bouquet and roses. BWB to Bitterroot Flower Shop. Drawing for a $65 bouquet or gift certificate. 1/2 dozen medium roses with a Bicycle Benefits sticker. 811 South Higgins. Nancy 542-0309. •Betty’s Divine. Buy Clothing, Not Gas! 20% off purchase

if you BWB to Betty’s Divine. 521 S. Higgins. Aimee 7214777. •Meadowsweet’s Annual Event. Mon–Fri, 10am – 6pm. Sat, 11am – 5pm. BWB for 15% off one item in store (Dr. Hauschka excluded). 180 S. Third West. Elaine 728-0543. •Rhinoceros/New Belgium Pint Night. BWB to The Rhino, register to win a New Belgium “Cruiser” bike Thur, May 3, 10:30pm. Beer discounts. Must be 21,present to win. Brad 721-6061.

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See events in daily listings for Chief Charlo, Clark Fork, CS Porter Middle, Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Lowell, Missoula International, Paxson, Rattlesnake, Russell, Sussex, Washington Middle, and Willard Schools.

DAILY EVENTS Saturday April 28 •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a free half salad with any whole sandwich. Christine 728-1358. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB for a free 8-oz drip coffee at Beverage Bar. Layne 541-3663. •Trail of the Couer d’Alenes. Overnight bike ride. Missoulians on Bicycles. Sally or Alden 542-1966. •YMCA Riverbank Run. Start at Broadway and Higgins. 10K run –9am. 5K run –10:30am. Tri-fecta - 11:25am. 1mile fun run - 11:35am. Amanda 721-9622. •Forestry Day. 9am–4pm. Free admission to Historical Museum at Ft. Missoula if you BWB. Bob 728-3476. •Bearmouth to Helmville. 9am. 74-mile bike ride. Missoulians on Bicycles. Wayne 721-6330. •Bike Walk the Peace Trail. 10am. Meet at Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins. BW to Rankin Park and Community Peace Park. Betsy 543-3955. •Railroad Street Walking Tour. 10am. Meet at Woody and Railroad St. Hist.Preservation Comm. 258-4706. •Festival of Cycles! 12 – 4pm. McCormick Park. Bike-centric festivities. Free Cycles Missoula’s 15th annual celebration. Bob 880-6834. •Kids Activity: Art in Nature. 2-3pm. Create natural sculptures. Ages 5+. Free if you BWB to Native Plant Gardens at Ft. Missoula. MT Natural History Center. Lisa 327-0405. Sunday April 29 •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am–6pm. BWBers receive a free 8oz drip coffee at Beverage Bar. Layne 541-3663. •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea with any pastry. Christine 728-1358. •Lunch at Lubrecht. 9am. 60 mile bike ride. Meet at Le Petit Outre (4th street). Missoulians on Bicycles. Eleanor 241-5551. •Doggie Dash & Expo. 1-4pm. McCormick Park. 5K/1 mile fun run/walk at 1:30pm (must register). Expo is free. www.missoulaparks.org. Jason 721-7275. •Bicycle Tour of A.J. Gibson’s Southside. 1:30pm. With Prof. Rafael Chacon at Evelyn Borg Park (3rd and Myrtle). Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. Monday April 30 •Butterfly Herbs Free Coffee or Tea. 7 – 9:30am. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea. 232 N. Higgins. Scott 7288780. •Breakfast on the Bridges. 7 – 9am. Higgins Bridge, north side. Free treats from Missoula in Motion to BWBers. 258-4961. •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for hard rolls at half-price. Christine 728-1358. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB for a free organic apple at Customer Service Desk. Layne 541-3663. •Bike Walk Bus encouragement. M – F 10am – 6pm; Sat 10am – 5pm. BWB to Zoo City Apparel, 129 E. Main St for 25% off any t-shirt. Chris 529-6482. •Kettlehouse BWBW. Noon. 1st 48 people who BWB to either Kettlehouse get a free glass with purchase of a beer. Tammy 728-1660. •Benefits of Being a Bicycle-Friendly Community. 4 – 5:30pm. City Council Chambers (140 W. Pine). Bill Nesper (League of Am. Bicyclists) talk. Missoula Parks. Jackie 552-6267. •University Neighborhood Promenade. 6:30pm. Meet at Bonner Park (Evans & Hilda) for 10th annual walking evening. Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. •REI Basic Bike Maintenance Class Free. 6:30pm. Register at www.rei.com/missoula Shannon 541-1938.

Tuesday May 1 • Le Petit Outre Free Coffee. 7am – 12pm. BWB to Le Petite Outre on 4th Street for a free mini-scone and 8-oz drip coffee. 129 S. 4th West. Selden 543-3311. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB to Good Food Store for a free Organic Valley String Cheese at Customer Service Desk. Layne 541-3663. •Breakfast on the Bridges. 7– 9am. Van Buren Bridge. Free treats from Missoula in Motion to BWBers. 258-4961. •Butterfly Herbs Free Coffee or Tea. 7 – 9:30am. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea. 232 N. Higgins. Scott 7288780. •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a free half-size coconut macaroon. Christine 728-1358. •Lowell Walk to School Breakfast. 8am. Treats for kids and parents who walk. Kirstin 327-0390. •Dress in Green Day at Franklin. Wear green when you walk and bike to school today! Trinette 240-5118. •BWBW to the Bank. 9 am. The 1st 50 BWBers to Treasure State Bank get a reusable bag and a bottle of water. 3660 Mullan Road. Emily 532-8705. •Cranio-Sacral Treatment Tuesday. 10am – 5pm. BWB to clinic for 50% off a scheduled new treatment with Dr. Friess. The Golgi Clinic. 113 W. Front. Ann. 541-8886. •Children’s Museum Free Admission. 10am-5pm. BWB for free admission. 227 W Front St. Kim 541-7529. •Discounted Helmets at the Oval. 11am – 1pm. By Grizzly statue. 1st 10 bike helmets free; then $7. Multisport $10. Free fitting St. Patrick Trauma Unit and ASUM. Michelle 329-5660 or Nancy 243-4599. •Westside Bike Ride to the Good Food Store. 2pm. Meet at S. 3rd and Grove. Learn how to bike for shopping. Bike-Walk Alliance for Missoula. Ethel 549-9722. •Paxson Bike Rodeo. 5:30 – 7pm at Paxson School. Jessie 552-7873. •Walking Exploration of the Southside and McCormick Historic Districts. 6:15pm. Meet at 3rd and Myrtle. Hist. Preservation Comm. Philip 258-4706. •What’s up in the World of Bicycle Travel? 7 – 8:15pm. University Center Rm 330. Learn about bicycle touring with Jim Sayer of Adventure Cycling. Jim 721-1776. Wednesday May 2 •Great Harvest Bike Walk Bus Roll. 7-9:30am. BWB for free cinnamon swirl roll. 1407 S. Higgins 728-4549. •Eat Your Carbon Footprint. 7am – 6pm. BWB to Buttercup Market and Café, 1221 Helen, for a free drip coffee and a footprint cookie. Molly 541-1221. •Breakfast on the Bridges. 7 – 9am while supplies last. Madison Underbridge. Free treats from Missoula in Motion to BWBers. 258-4961 •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for 50% off any cupcake. Christine 728-1358. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB for a free vegan 6 oz yogurt at Customer Service Desk. Layne 541-3663. •Butterfly Herbs Free Coffee or Tea. 7 – 9:30am. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea. 232 N. Higgins. Scott 728-8780. •Russell School Walking School Bus. 7:30 – 8:20am. Russell School. Parent-led walk-to-school activity and celebration. 3216 South Russell. Kelly 728-2400 x4846. •Franklin Walking School Bus. 8 – 8:30am. Walk or bike to school for treats and prizes. Trinette 240-5118. •Walking School Bus to Paxson School. 7:45 - 8:30am. Parent volunteers are “bus drivers” to lead children safely to school; treats. Jessie 552-7873. •Lewis & Clark Walk to School. Smokey Bear will greet children who walk/bike to school. Sally 327-6949. •Adventure Cycling Free Water Bottle. The 1st 76 BWBers to visit Adventure Cycling will get a free water bottle. 150 E. Pine. Rachel 721-1776. •The 3 P’s of Bike Commuting: route planning, bike preparation, head protection. 11am – 2pm. Missoula in Motion, Free Cycles, and St. Patrick’s. At Good Food Store. Doug Burke 541-3663. •Historic Red Light District and Chinatown Walking Tour. 12noon. Meet at Front/Higgins. Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. •12th Annual Pedal vs. Metal Errand Challenge. 12 noon. Mountain Line Transfer Center at Ryman & Pine. Bicyclists

and drivers compete. Missoula Bike-Ped Board, Bike Walk Alliance for Missoula, and Open Road. Gabriel 461-6897. •Bike with a Buddy. 3-10pm. 2 for 1 day passes when you and a buddy BWB to Freestone Climbing Center. Members that BWB get a free block of chalk. Limit 1 per family. Walter 546-1120. •Bike Parade at Lowell School. 3:30pm. Kirstin 327-0390. •Spring Bike Auction. 5pm. Gardner’s Auction 4810 Hwy 93 S. City Bicycle Pedestrian Office 552-6352. •Bike Walk Week Party. 5 - 8pm. At Free Cycles Community Bike Shop. 732 S. 1st W. Bob 880-6834. •Wednesday Evening Ride. 6pm. Meet at McCormick Park for a fun bike ride on local trails; helmets required. Missoulians on Bicycles. Chris 593-0032. •WWII Ft Missoula Alien Detention Camp Walking Tour. 6:30 pm at Bldg T-1 next to Heritage Hall at Ft. Missoula with Bob Brown and Diane Sands. Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. Thursday May 3 •Bagels for Bikers and Walkers. 7 – 9am. BWBers get a free bagel and a small orange juice or coffee. Bagels on Broadway. 223 W. Broadway. Sue 728-8900. •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a free cookie with any lunch. Christine 728-1358. •Butterfly Herbs Free Coffee or Tea. 7 – 9:30am. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea. 232 N. Higgins. Scott 728-8780. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB to Good Food Store for a free organic banana at Customer Service Desk. Layne 541-3663. •Breakfast on the Bridges. 7 – 9am. Northside Overpass Bridge. Free treats from Missoula in Motion to BWBers. 258-4961. •BWBW to the Bank. 9am. The 1st 50 non-polluter commuters who BWB to Treasure State Bank get a piggy bank and a bottle of water. 3660 Mullan Road. Emily 532-8705. •BWBW Deals. 11am – 6:30pm. BWB to Big Sky Brewing for a 40 oz stainless growler filled with beer for $15. Alix 549-2777 x120. •Tree Walk at the State of Montana Arboretum. 12 noon. Meet at Main Hall on UM Campus for walking tour. Trees for Missoula. 258-4706. •Franklin School Bike Rodeo. 2pm. Annual event. Trinette 240-5118. •Bike Walk Bus Your Way to Free Growlers. 3pm. Free growlers for 1st 30 people and $2 off refills to BWBers at Flathead Lake Brewing Co, 424 N. Higgins. Chase 406-8608251. •Lowell BWB BBQ Bash and Bike Rodeo. 3:30pm. Lowell School. Kirstin Hill 327-0390. •Bike to Missoula Brew. 4:30 pm.  Meet at south end of bike/ped bridge at Jacob’s Island for easy ride along trails to Bayern Brewery. Bike Walk Alliance for Missoula. Ethel 549-9722. •Spring Ecology Walk and Picnic. 5-6:30pm. MT Natural History Center. Bring a picnic dinner, enjoy an ecology walk along Clark Fork. Christine 327-0405. •Stories and Stones Walking Tour. 6pm. Missoula Cemetery, oldest section. Hist. Preservation Comm. 2584706 or Mary Ellen 552-6070. •Paxson Family Bike Ride. 6pm. Meet at Paxson school, bike to Big Dipper. Paxson walk-to-school team. Jessie 552-7873. •Free BWBW Movie at the Library. 6:30pm. BWB for a free movie about a bus you don’t want to be on: Into the Wild. Lisa 258-3851. •The Rhino BWBW Drawing. 10:30pm. Drawing for a New Belgium cruiser bike. Enter during the week. Brad 721-6061. Friday May 4 •Bike Walk Bus BREAK. 5:30am – 10 pm. BWB for a free 12 oz drip coffee with purchase of a pastry at Break Espresso. 432 N. Higgins. Becky 546-6532. •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a 10% off coupon for any future purchase. Christine 728-1358. •Butterfly Herbs Free Coffee or Tea. 7 – 9:30am. BWB for

a free cup of coffee or tea. 232 N. Higgins. Scott 728-8780. •Good Food Store Incentives. 7am – 6pm. BWB for a free 12 oz can of natural soda at Customer Service Desk. Layne 541-3663. •Breakfast on the Bridges. 7 – 9am. California Street Bridge. Free treats from Missoula in Motion to BWBers. 258-4961. •Lewis and Clark BWBW Treats. For all biking and walking to Lewis and Clark School this morning. Sally 327-6949. •Mallwalkers Breakfast. 9 – 10am. Free continental breakfast and a brisk walk. Southgate Mall. Trisha 721-5140. •Friday Morning Jog-a-Thon at Franklin School. 9-10am. Support walking to school. Trinette 240-5118. •Walk N Roll Week Finale. 12noon. UM Library Mall. Celebration of The Week. ASUM Transportation. Nancy 243-4599. •Downtown Walk. 12noon. Meet at “fish” sculpture in Caras Park. Architectural treasure hunt and look at prominent buildings. Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. •BWBW Finale at Rattlesnake School. Join “A Walk with the Principal” at end of school day and bicycle safety rodeo on Friday evening. 728-2400 x4523. •Celebration of People, Public Space, and Art. 5-8pm. Market Plaza (N. end of Higgins by XXXs). Missoula Inst. for Sustainable Transportation. Katie 544-4264. •Missoula Historic Preservation Awards Celebration. 6:30pm. Governors Room, Florence Hotel Building, Downtown Missoula. Hist. Preservation Comm. 258-4706. Saturday May 5 •Bernice’s Bakery Daily Rewards. All day. BWB for a free cup of coffee or tea with any slice of cake. Christine 728-1358. •Run Wild Missoula Breakfast Run. 8am. Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins. Group run through Greenough Park and free breakfast. Eva 544-3150. •Amble to Alberton. 9am. Meet at Wheat Montana, 3rd and Reserve. 70 mile bike. Missoulians on Bicycles. Eleanor 241-5551. •Georgetown Lake Loop. 110-mile bike ride by Georgetown Lake. Start in Deer Lodge. $10 deposit to sign up. Missoulians on Bicycles. Julie 549-2226. •Bike Walk Bus for Bargains at Secret Seconds. 10am – 6pm. BWB for 50% off 1 regularly-priced clothing. 1136 W. Broadway, 920 Kensington. Sally 543-6691. •REI Comprehensive Bike Maintenance Class. 10:30am – 5:30pm. $80 members; $100 non-members. Register at www.rei.com/missoula. Shannon 541-1938. •Missoula Aquatic Club Bike-a-Thon. 11:30am. 2nd annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for swim club. Begin and end at River Bowl along Clark Fork River. Evad 546-3464. •Milltown State Park Preview. 1-3pm. Catch ASUM Park N Ride bus at 1122 E. Broadway to tour new Milltown State Park from Bluff Overlook. Return at 3 pm. ASUM, FWP, Bonner Milltown History Center. Judy 258-6335. •Historic Northside Railroad District Walking Tour. 1pm. Meet at Brunswick Building, Woody and Railroad Street. Bob. 829-0873. •The Moon Randolph Homestead Tour. 4 – 5:30 pm. NMCDC, HPO, and Hill and Homestead Coalition. 241-2946 or 829-0873

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CARPY DIEM My boyfriend and I are college juniors, happily together 10 months and living together for five. An article I read said it’s healthy to argue with your partner, and I got a little worried. We sometimes bicker about what to watch on TV, but one of us quickly gives in, and that’s it. It does bug me that he’s chronically late and his car is filled with dirty cups, random CDs, empty wrappers, etc., but I basically just shrug this stuff off. He seems to do likewise with stuff I do that bugs him. Are we both just really easygoing? I worry that we may be missing some passionate connection. –Drama-Free Of course “Romeo and Juliet” is the great love story of all time. What were they, 14? Self-assertion doesn’t cause much conflict when you don’t have all that much self to assert like when you’re in the primordial personswamp of your early 20s. Just consider the sort of questions that you, as a couple sharing a life in the edu-womb, are forced to gnash over: Jell-O shots or beer pong? Cup Noodles or Top Ramen? Why was “Arrested Development” canceled? If the universe disappeared, would the rules of chess still exist? Sure, even now, you may be faced with one of the big relationship-crushing issues like money problems, forcing one of you to call your dad and then go out in the pouring rain to the ATM. But, later in life, when the issue may be which of you stands in the rain with your stuff the sheriff put out on the lawn, the arguing itself isn’t what breaks you up. In fact, it is important to engage and hash out your issues so they don’t burrow in. What seems to matter is how you treat each other when you aren’t disagreeing, in all the seemingly unimportant little moments. Psychologist Dr. John Gottman, who does some of the best research on why marriages succeed and fail, calls this the “emotional bank account model” of relationships. He writes in “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” that romance is kept alive “each time you let your spouse know he or she is valued during the grind of everyday life.” He explains this as a consistent “turning toward” each other rather than turning away: remaining engaged in your partner’s world by reuniting at dinner and asking about each other’s day; consistently expressing fondness and admiration; showing love in the tiniest of ways. Essentially, Gottman explains, you need to treat your partner like they’re important even when you’re in the supermarket together and they ask

something mundane, like “Are we out of bleach?” Instead of shrugging apathetically, you say, “I’ll go get us some so we won’t run out.” At the moment, your biggest problem is that you two don’t really have any problems. This is what’s called a First World problem like “I don’t have enough counter space for all of my appliances” or “I have to walk through the living room of this $350 hotel suite to get to the bathroom.” It could be that you’re both easygoing, or that you’re starter people in a starter relationship, or that you’ve yet to reach your poo-flinging, death-glaring annoyance threshold. Perhaps just try to enjoy yourselves instead of worrying that nothing’s ripping you apart tragic as it is that you’re far too content together to have hate sex.

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FASTIDIOUS AND FURIOUS My boyfriend’s fastidiously clean. I’m not. Before we moved in together, this was a source of teasing. Now it causes fights. I constantly upset him by letting dirty dishes sit, forgetting to dump the recycling, and allowing projects, books, papers and stuff to pile up all over. He’s tried to be more accepting, and I’ve tried to remember to clean up, but it’s not working. I suggested we each get our own place again, but he thinks that sounds like a step backward. –Messy

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): “True life is lived when tiny changes occur,” said Leo Tolstoy. I agree. It’s rare for us to undergo rapid, dramatic transformations in short periods of time. That’s why it’s delusional to be forever pining for some big magic intervention that will fix everything. The best way to alter our course is slowly and gradually, by conscientiously revamping our responses to the small daily details. Keep these thoughts close at hand in the coming weeks, Aries. Be a devotee of the incremental approach. Step-by-step. Hour-by-hour. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “What people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort, or esteem, but games worth playing,” said psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. I love that thought, and am excited to offer it up to you right now. You have been invited or will soon be invited to participate in some of the best games ever. These are not grueling games foisted on you by people hoping to manipulate you, nor pointless games that exhaust your energy for naught. Rather, they are fun challenges that promise to stretch your intelligence, deepen your perspective, and enhance your emotional riches. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Is it conceivable that you’ve gotten a bit off track? As I close my eyes and ask my higher powers for a psychic vision, I get an impression of you staring at a blurry image of a symbol that is no longer an accurate representation of your life goal. Now of course there’s a chance that my vision is completely unfounded. But if it does ring at least somewhat true to you if it suggests a question worth asking yourself I invite you to meditate on the possibility that you need to update your understanding of what your ultimate target looks like.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): From an astrological point of view, it’s prime time for you to attend a networking extravaganza or collaboration spree. Likewise, this is an excellent phase in your long-term cycle to organize a gathering for the close allies who will be most important in helping you carry out your master plan during the next 12 months. Have you ever heard of the term “Temporary Autonomous Zone”? It’s a time and place where people with shared interests and common values can explore the frontiers of productive conviviality. It might be a dinner party in an inspirational setting, a boisterous ritual in a rowdy sanctuary, or a private festival for fellow seekers. I hope you make sure something like that materializes.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): To begin one of his performances, comedian and musician Steve Martin ambled on stage and told his audience what to expect. “Before every show,” he said, “I like to do one thing that is impossible. So now I’m going to suck this piano into my lungs.” That’s the kind of brag I hope to hear coming from you sometime soon, Leo the more outrageous the better. Why? Because I’d love to see you cultivate a looser, breezier relationship with your actual ambitions. To make boastful jokes about wacky or farfetched goals might inspire you to be jauntier and friskier about those real ones. And that would rouse a burst of fresh motivational energy.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The text for this week’s oracle comes from Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a great American statesman who, after escaping slavery, became a leader of the abolitionist movement. “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation,” he said, “are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning...The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand.” Please apply these thoughts to your own situation, Virgo. You have entered the liberation phase of your cycle.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m about to list some declarations that I hope will come out of your mouth at least once in the next three weeks. If for any reason you’re not finding yourself in situations where these words would make sense for you to utter, please rearrange your life accordingly. 1. “There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing right now.” 2. “Is it okay with you if we take this really slow?” 3. “No one’s ever done that before.” 4. “Squeeze my hand when it feels really amazing.” 5. “It’s like we know what each other is thinking.” 6. “Can I have some more, please?”

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A political strategist told me one of her most important rules: To win an election, you have to help your candidate choose the right fights. I think that would be an excellent guiding principle for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will be getting invitations to spar, joust, and wrangle. Although it might be exciting to leap into each and every fray with your eyes blazing, I suggest you show careful discernment. Try to confine your participation to those tangles that will downplay your weaknesses and highlight your strengths.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the famous children’s book The Little Prince, the hero lives on an asteroid with three volcanoes, two active and one dormant. One day he decides to leave home and travel to other realms. Before departing, he meticulously scours all three volcanoes. “If they are well cleaned out,” the narrator reports, “volcanoes burn slowly and steadily, without any eruptions.” I recommend that you take after the Little Prince, Sagittarius. It’s high time to attend to the upkeep of your volcanoes. Make sure they will burn slow and steady in the coming months, even when you’re not at home.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One of the classics of ancient Sanskrit literature is the Kama Sutra, which gives practical advice about erotic love. The most popular edition of the book offers instructions on eight kinds of kisses and 64 sexual positions, with additional tips on styles of embracing and caressing. This would be an excellent time for you to get inspired by information like that, Capricorn. Your relationship with the amorous arts is due for expansion and refinement. You don’t necessarily need to rely on book learning, of course. You could accomplish a lot of empirical exploration simply by getting naked and firing up your imagination.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Singer-songwriter Tom Waits was strongly influenced by Bob Dylan’s down-to-earth album The Basement Tapes. “I like my music with the rinds and the seeds and pulp left in,” Waits testifies. “The noise and grit” of Dylan’s rootsy, intimate songs, he says, creates a mood of “joy and abandon.” That’s the spirit I wish for you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, get down to the gritty, organic core of things. Hunker down in the funky fundamentals. Hang out where the levels of pretension are low and the stories are fresh and raw.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re not really breaking the rules, right, Pisces? It’s more like you’re just testing their elasticity; you’re helping them become more supple and flexible. I’m sure that sooner or later people will thank you for how you’re expanding the way the game is played. It may take a while, but they will eventually appreciate and capitalize on the liberties you are now introducing into the system. In the short run, though, you might have to take some heat for your tinkering and experiments. Try not to let that inhibit your eagerness to try creative risks. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, until 3:00 p.m., on Friday, May 4, 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: CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 1072 SQUARE YARDS OF 4” ASPHALT, CONSTRUCTION OF 862 SQUARE YARDS OF 9” CONCRETE PAVEMENT WITH INTEGRAL CURB & GUTTER, PLACEMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 512 LINEAL FEET OF “TYPE L” CURB & GUTTER, AND PLACEMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 2452 SQUARE FEET OF 4” CONCRETE SIDEWALK NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA IN MISSOULA, MT. 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 University of Montana CTEP opening Friday, May 4, 2012.” The envelopes shall also be plainly marked with the bidder’s name, address and Montana contractor’s registration number, if available, and the following words: Federal Aid Project #: STPE 8199(102) Project Name: CROSSWALK IMPRV MSLA MDT UPN: 7485 The contract documents consisting of Plans and Specifications (Proposal) may be examined or obtained at the Engineer’s office: Territorial-Landworks, Inc.; 620 Addison, PO Box 3851; Missoula, MT 59806 The bid proposal will be available for a deposit of $60.00 per set, which is not refundable. A $10.00 shipping and handling fee will be charged if plans are mailed. In addition, the bid proposal may also be examined at the following locations: Missoula Plans Exchange (406) 549-5002 Flathead Builders Exchange (406) 755-5888 Helena Plans Report (406) 442-4162 Persons or firms desiring to qualify or bid on this construction on the basis of a joint venture shall declare their intention by executing a Declaration of Joint Venture and Power of Attorney. Joint Venture affidavits must be included with the Bid Proposal. There will be a non-mandatory Pre-bid Conference on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend and shall convene at Mayor’s Conference Room, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana. Contractors and any of the Contractors’ 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. Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-800-556-6694. Contractors are required to have registered with the DLI prior to executing the contract. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula Business Licensing requirements. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractors or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as set out in the bid proposal. Contractors are also required to include within their bid their special fuel user’s permit number. Any bids submitted without the bidder’s

special fuel user’s permit number will be considered non-responsive. Any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement is subject to all appropriate Federal Laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The City of Missoula hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this invitation; disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises’ contract goals are 0%. In accordance with Section 49-3-207, MCA, Contractors agree that for this contract all hiring will be made on the basis of merit and qualifications and that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or national origin by the persons performing the contract. Each bid proposal must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, bank money order, bank draft, or bid bond payable to City of Missoula, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful bidder(s) shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a labor and materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful bidder(s) and a Certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided prior to issuance of the Notice of Award. 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 Friday, May 4, 2012. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is specified on the first page in this Invitation to Bid. The City of Missoula reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the bid, which is in the best interests of the City of Missoula. 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 406-552-6080. City of Missoula is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on May 7, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, on the following: A resolution fixing the annual appropriations and the capital improvement program for the City of Missoula as set forth in the fiscal year 2013 budget. The Tourism Business Improvement District work plan and budget for fiscal year 2013. The Business Improvement District work plan and budget for fiscal year 2013. The Park District Number 1 work plan and budget for fiscal year 2013. The Road District Number 1 work plan and budget for fiscal year 2013. The Council has completed the City’s preliminary annual budget for fiscal year 2013. A copy of the budget is on file and is open to inspection on the City website at: www.ci.missoula.mt.us or contact the Finance Office. For fur-

ther information, contact Brentt Ramharter, Finance Director at 552-6108. The City Council will keep this public hearing on the agenda continue to take public comments at each City Council meeting until the final budget is approved (tentatively slated for June.) Any taxpayer or resident may appear at the meeting and be heard for or against any part of the proposed budget. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or e-mail City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on May 7, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider the following increases to fees: 1. An ordinance amending portions of Missoula Municipal Code increasing fees by four percent (4%) in Chapter 8.40 entitled “Hazardous Vegetation and Nuisance Weeds”, Chapter 12.04 entitled “Street Vacation”, Chapter 12.12 entitled “Curbs, Sidewalks, and

Paving”, Chapter 12.14 entitled “Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit”, Chapter 12.16 entitled “Sidewalk Maintenance”, Chapter 12.24 entitled “Excavations”, Chapter 12.30 entitled “Fences”, Chapter 13.07 entitled “Wastewater Pretreatment Regulations”, Chapter 15.38 entitled “Accessibility Standards”, Chapter 15.65 entitled “Grading, Drainage, Erosion Control and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP.)” 2. An ordinance amending title 5, Missoula Municipal Code, entitled “Business Licenses and Regulations” Chapter 5.08 entitled “Licensing Provisions Generally”, Chapter 5.20 entitled “Junk Dealers”, Chapter 5.24 entitled “Pawnbrokers,” Chapter 5.28 entitled “Secondhand Dealers,” Chapter 5.40 entitled “Boiler-room Operations,” Chapter 5.52 entitled “Liquor,” amending each chapter’s section pertaining to fees to increase the fees by four percent (4%) in accordance with the results of an official 2010 fee study commissioned by the city of Missoula. 3. An ordinance amending Chapter 8.50 Missoula Municipal Code, entitled “Fire Inspection Fees” section 8.50.010 entitled “Establishment of Fees”

and Chapter 8.52 entitled “Fireworks”, Section 8.52.020 Entitled “Manufacture in City Prohibited—Permit For Sale or Discharge” increasing the fees by four percent (4%) in accordance with the results of an official 2010 fee study commissioned by the city of Missoula. 4. A resolution increasing fees for the Missoula City Cemetery. 5. A resolution increasing fees for services related to the review and processing land use applications pursuant to City adopted regulations pertaining to zoning, subdivision and floodplain services based on the 2010 cost of services study. 6. An ordinance amending Chapter 12.58 Missoula Municipal Code Section 12.58.035 entitled “Special Event Permit-Fee” to increase the fee for holding special events by four percent (4%) in accordance with the results of an official 2010 fee study commissioned by the city of Missoula. For further information, contact Brentt Ramharter, Finance Director at 552-6108. If you have comments, please e-mail them to the City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us or mail them to: City Council, c/o City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Mis-

soula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MISSOULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MISSOULA COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MISSOULA, MONTANA Sealed bids for the improvements to Missoula International Airport, 5225 Highway 10 West, Missoula, Montana, will be received at the Office of the Missoula County Airport Authority in the Conference Room until 1:00 p.m. local time on May 22, 2012 and then opened and read aloud, and canvassed. The work includes the following: Schedule I Rental Car Parking Lot Overlay Including Grading, Drainage, Paving, Marking, Schedule II Frontage road overlay by car wash bay exit A complete set of Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents may be obtained on or after April 19, 2012 at the Airport Administration Office, located on the second floor of the Terminal Building, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, Montana. Each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Cashiers Check in the amount of not less

than five percent of the total bid, made payable to Missoula County Airport Authority, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a Surety Company. The Bidder must supply all the information required by the proposal forms and specifications, and must bid on all items. The Missoula County Airport Authority reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all portions of the various bid items. No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days form the opening thereof. All bidders are advised to examine the site to become familiar with all site conditions. The project will be shown to interested bidders at 1:00 pm local time, on April 25, 2012 at the conference room, Missoula International Airport, 5225 Hwy 10 West, Missoula, MT 59808. Minimum wage rates, as established by the State of Montana, are applicable to this project. Any questions regarding bids are to be directed to Dennis Chudy 406-728-4381. MISSOULA COUNTY Missoula County Request for Qualifications Engineering & Planning Services Missoula County is seeking statements of

SHERIFF'S SALE ABANDONED VEHICLES TERMS: CASH ONLY; NO CHECKS; $100.00 MINIMUM BID

TO BE SOLD AT SHERIFF'S SALE: On 05/07/2012, at 9:00 a.m. at Red's Towing, 321 N. Russell, Missoula, in the county of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain personal property situate in the said County of Missoula, and particularly described as follows, to wit: Vehicle #: . . . . . . . . . .Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VIN #: 290 292 293 294 296 297 299 300 302 303 305 306 307 310 312 314 317 318 320 321 322 323 324 326

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Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. No warranty is made as to the condition or title of these vehicles. The following vehicles will also be sold by the Missoula County Sheriff's Dept. at the same time, titles are available for these vehicles: 2001 2000 2000 2002

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Date: 4/26/2012 CARL C. IBSEN, SHERIFF, Patrick A. Turner, Deputy


PUBLIC NOTICES qualifications to pre-qualify firms offering engineering & planning services to determine the feasibility of a non-motorized connection between the present terminus of the Bitterroot Branch Trail in Missoula and the northern terminus of the US Highway 93 South pathway in Lolo using existing public right-of-way. Responses to the RFQ will be accepted until 4:00 PM, MDT on Monday, May 14, 2012 as addressed in the RFQ. Submittals should be addressed to: Jeff Seaton, Missoula County Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808, Re: RFQ Lolo-Missoula Feasibility Study. The Request for Qualifications – Engineering & Planning Services for Missoula County – Lolo-Missoula Feasibility Study may be obtained at the offices of Missoula County Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808, by calling 406 258-4816, or by email from jseaton@co.missoula.mt.us Pre-submittal questions regarding the RFQ will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 30, 2012 in either writing or via email. Missoula County will issue a response to all questions received on May 4, 2012. Missoula County reserves the right to reject any or all submissions, to waive any and all irregularities or informalities, and to determine what constitutes any and all irregularities and informalities. MISSOULA COUNTY Missoula County Request for Qualifications General Contractor Missoula County is seeking statements of qualifications to pre-qualify General Contractors for bidding on the $13 million phased renovation of the historic Courthouse and Courthouse Annex (the Project) at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula. Responses to the RFQ will be accepted until close of business (5:00 PM, MDT) on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 as addressed in the RFQ. Submittals should be addressed to: Barbara Berens, Procurement Officer and Missoula County Auditor, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, Re: RFQ Courthouse Renovation. As described in the RFQ, 100% performance and 100% payment bonds in the amount of $8 million will be required for the Phase 2 portion of the Project, as will compliance with Montana prevailing wage rates. The Request for Qualifications - General Contractor for Missoula County - Missoula County Historic Courthouse and Courthouse Annex Renovation Project” may be obtained at the offices of Barbara Berens, Procurement Office and Missoula

County Auditor, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 , by calling 406-258-3227, online at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/bi dsandproposals/bidandproposals.htm, or by email from bberens@co.missoula.mt.us. A mandatory facility walk-through will be conducted on May 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. starting from the rotunda of the historic Courthouse. Missoula County reserves the right to reject any or all submissions, to waive any and all irregularities or informalities, and to determine what constitutes any and all irregularities and informalities. MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808, until 10:00 o’clock a.m. Monday, May 7 2012 at which time the bids will be opened and read in the conference room, Missoula County Public Works, for the purpose of purchasing of sixthousand four hundred (6,400) tons of 3/4” Asphaltic Plant Mix produced within 20 miles of Seeley Lake, Montana and fourthousand (4,000) tons of 3/4” Asphaltic Plant Mix produced within the Missoula metropolitan area for a total of ten-thousand four hundred (10,400) tons total. Bid packages for this purchase can be obtained at the Public Works Division, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. All materials shall meet minimum specifications set forth for 3/4” Asphaltic Plant Mix in the Missoula County Public Works Manual, available a t : http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/m cbcc/importmins/2010/Mar03_1 0/PublicWorksManual.pdf 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 18-1203, 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. The Board of County Commis-

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s sioners of Missoula County, Montana, reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposal for Asphaltic Plant Mix #2 – 2012” and addressed to: Missoula County Public Works 2011 Asphaltic Plant Mix Bid 6089 Training Drive Missoula, MT 59808 MISSOULA COUNTY Notice is hereby given that regular* registration for the Federal Primary Election to be held on June 5, 2012, will close at 5:00 p.m., on May 7, 2012. NOTE: If you miss this regular registration deadline, you may still register for the election by showing up at the county fairground’s election center up to and including on Election Day. Between noon and the close of business on the day before Election Day, you can complete and submit a voter registration card, but you will need to return to the local election center on Election Day to pick up and vote a ballot. All active and inactive electors of Missoula County are entitled to vote at said election. Persons who wish to register and who are not presently registered may do so by requesting a form for registration by mail or by appearing before the County Election Administrator. If you have moved, please have your registration transferred to your present address. DATED this 19th day of March 2012. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Missoula County Election Administrator MISSOULA COUNTY Notice of Public Hearing Enact Revised Land Use Fees for Services Rendered by the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants. The Missoula Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the above item at their regularly scheduled public meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Admin B14 Public Meeting Room, Lower Level of the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W Pine, Missoula. The Missoula Office of Planning and Grants receives requests from individuals, businesses and government agencies for landuse related services including subdivision review. MCA 76-3602 provides for the establishment of fees for reviewing subdivisions. The proposed changes to land use fees would lower some fees for minor subdivisions for lease or rent. A copy of the Resolution to Enact Revised Land Use Fees is on file at the Office of Planning and Grants and on the websites for OPG (http://www. co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb/) and Rural Initiatives (http://www.co.mis-

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soula.mt.us/rural/). For more information on the proposed revised land use fees contact Karen Hughes, Senior Planner, Missoula County Rural Initiatives, at (406) 258-3425 or via email at khughes@co.missoula.mt.us. Your attendance and your comments are welcomed and encouraged. Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may submit written or other materials to the Commissioners and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments may also be submitted any time prior to the hearing by phone, mail, fax, email or personal delivery to the Commissioners at their offices. The Commissioners’ Office is physically located on the second floor of the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W Pine, Missoula. The Commissioners’ mailing address is 200 W Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. Fax: (406)721-4043. Phone (406) 258-4877. Email: bcc@co.missoula.mt.us. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling (406) 258-4763, Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. By Order of the Missoula County Board of County Commissioners

Public Notice Farwest Rock Products, PO Box 991, Frenchtown, MT 59834, 406728-8500, has applied for an open cut mining permit to create a new site called FWRP Pit. The site is located in Section 6, 7T, 14N, R20W. Site one will encompass 5.4 acres and site two 16.6 acres to be mined at a later date. Removal of 1,000,000 cy yards of aggregate material. There will be a crushing operation on site while will operate during

the months of March through November and work approximately 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The site is located about 3 miles from the intersection of Highway 93 and Waldo Lane (also known as Frenchtown Frontage Road.) The physical address will be 13272 Frontage Road which will be the access point to the pit. Any requests for a public meeting concerning this proposed activity should be directed to the DEQ Open Cut Mining Program, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59602; Fax 406-4444988; Email DEQOpencut@mt.gov; Phone 4 0 6 - 4 4 4 - 4 9 7 0

MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Proposed Text amendments to Chapter 20.80 Nonconformities and Chapter 20.110 Measurements and Exceptions of the Missoula City Zoning Ordinance - Title 20. As directed by the Missoula City Council, the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants has developed proposed text amendments to Chapter 20.80 Non-conformities and Chapter 20.110 Measurements and Exceptions addressing revisions to facilitate maintenance and alteration options for non-conforming structures and non-conforming uses. The resultant proposed amendments would allow residential one and two-unit non-conforming structures to be expanded horizontally and vertically within limitations without increasing their nonconformity, clarify the ability to expand one and two-unit residential nonconforming uses and extend the abandonment time limit for nonconforming uses and structures. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on this item at a time to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The project files are available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 258-4657, or on the web at,

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ADVERTISEMENT The City of Missoula Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, at 7:30 p.m. to consider the following applications: A request from Lucas Dupuis for Special Signs; Building Graphics for Montana Natural History Center located at 120 Hickory St. (SEE MAP G).

Your attendance and your comments are welcome and encouraged. E-mails can be sent to hkinnear@co.missoula.mt.us. Project files may be viewed at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, Montana. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

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1 Practice in the ring 5 Country between Canada and Mexico, cheesily 10 Off-road rides 14 "A Shot at Love" reality star ___ Tequila 15 Lose one's cool 16 Salad ingredient that stains 17 Home of the Runnin' Rebels 18 It may be stuffed in a jar 19 Actress Sofer 20 "Come run the rapids at this specially assigned locale!" 23 Overly 24 Words following "doe" in song lyrics 25 It may be amassed 28 Emma Peel's show, with "The" 31 "Come see the view, for all you nosy types!" 33 They're in their last yr. 34 "Uh-oh, better get..." company 35 Ave. crossers 38 "Come see how everything crystallizes during the winter!" 42 "Sure thing!" 45 More creepy 46 "Barracuda" band 47 Oktoberfest's beginning mo., oddly 48 "Come to the sheltered spot you can't wait to get away from!" 56 Ohio's Great Lake 57 Actor Crawford of "Gossip Girl" 58 Defensive spray 59 Jazz great Horne 60 HBO founder Charles 61 Feels under the weather 62 "Dianetics" author ___ Hubbard 63 Fork over 64 Slot machine fruit

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1 Poker variety 2 Scent of a tree on a rear-view mirror 3 Superior athletes 4 Pillows on a plate 5 "___ my word" 6 Room in a Spanish house 7 "Put a bird ___" ("Portlandia" catchphrase) 8 "Take ___" (Dave Brubeck classic) 9 Scored 100% on 10 Shorten into one volume, maybe 11 The idiot box 12 Wood cover 13 Ringo and Bart 21 Seek out 22 Went off 25 Bathrooms, poshly 26 Continent on the Atl. 27 Subject for the Mark Twain Prize 28 Type of marble 29 Sotto ___ 30 Wear away gradually 32 Be bratty 35 Fail to appear in court, maybe 36 Ball prop 37 Georgia, once: abbr. 38 ___ Times (UK mag taglined "The World of Strange Phenomena") 39 Frequent early "Hollywood Squares" panelist Lee 40 "___ we forget" 41 Local layout 42 "Darn it," a little more strongly 43 Phobic sort 44 Place to place bets 49 Calculator displays 50 "Just ___, skip..." 51 Area between hills 52 "___ Has Cheezburger?" 53 Cell phone button 54 Gp. concerned with rights 55 Southern response

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PUBLIC NOTICES www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 2584657. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AT THE HISTORIC LALONDE RANCH SITE 5404 WEST HARRIER MISSOULA DEVELOPMENT PARK NOTICE TO BUILDERS: Notice is hereby given by Missoula County that it will receive written statements of qualifications for construction services for the Historic LaLonde Ranch located at 5404 West Harrier within the Missoula Development Park, Missoula, Montana. Six copies of written statements of qualifications not to exceed five (5) pages shall be mailed to Barbara Martens, Missoula County Development Park Manager, at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or submitted to the Special Projects office at 317 Woody Street, Missoula, MT 59802 on or before 5:00 PM, local time Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Full details of the RFQ can be found at the following l i n k : http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/bi dsandproposals/bidandproposals.htm MISSOULA COUNTY VICKIE M. ZEIER, MISSOULA COUNTY TREASURER, HEREBY NOTIFIES MISSOULA COUNTY TAX PAYERS THAT THE SECOND HALF OF 2011 REAL ESTATE TAXES & THE FIRST HALF 2012 MOBILE HOME TAXES LEVIED AND ASSESSED WILL BE DUE AND PAYABLE BEFORE 5:00 P.M. ON MAY 31, 2012. UNLESS THESE TAXES ARE PAID PRIOR TO THAT TIME, THE AMOUNT THEN DUE WILL BE DELINQUENT, WILL ACCRUE INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5/6 OF 1% PER MONTH AND WILL BE ASSESSED A 2% PENALTY FROM THE TIME OF DELINQUENCY UNTIL PAID . IF YOU INTEND TO PROTEST YOUR TAXES, YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENT BY THE DUE DATE AND MUST INCLUDE A LETTER OF PROTEST WITH YOUR PAYMENT. THE LETTER OF PROTEST MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PROPERTY DESCRIPTION, GROUNDS FOR PROTEST AND THE AMOUNT YOU ARE PROTESTING PURSUANT TO MCA § 15-1-402. /s/ VICKIE M. ZEIER MISSOULA COUNTY TREASURER MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-61 Department No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT D. O’CONNER, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Kathleen D. O’Conner, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 3110 Flynn Lane, Missoula, MT 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the District Court at the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. Dated this 27th day of March, 2012. /s/ Kathleen D. O’Conner, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-441 Department No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED NAME CHANGE IN THE

MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF, GEORGE YALMAR LEHNEN. Please take note that George Yalmar Lehnen has petitioned the District Court in the Fourth Judicial District for a change of name from George Yalmar Lehnen to Yalmar Tony Lehnen, and the petition for name change will be heard by a District Judge on the 29th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock a.m., in the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT in courtroom number 2 South. At any time before the hearing, objections may be filed by any person who can demonstrate good reasons against the change of name. Dated this 17th day of April, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Diane Overholtzer, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No.: DP-12-69 Dept. No.: 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DONALD JACK GALAHAN Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Walter Galahan and Sean Galahan, the Co-Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at c/o Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C., 1821 South Avenue West, Third Floor, Missoula, MT 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 3rd day of April, 2012. /s/ Walter Galahan, Personal Representative /s/ Sean Galahan, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP12-77 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEROME HARRIS MCCANN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Michael J. McCann, Personal Representative, return receipt requested at PO Box 733, Philipsburg, MT 59858 or filled with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 19th day of April, 2012. /s/ Michael J. McCann, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP12-67 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF DAVID ALLEN JENKINS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Valerie Kay Jenkins, Personal Representative, certified mail, return receipt requested in care of Molly K. Howard, Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., 201 West Main Street, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above court. DATED this 3rd day of April, 2012. /s/ Molly K. Howard, Attorney for Valerie Kay Jenkins, Personal Representative of the Estate of David Allen Jenkins MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DV12-416 NOTICE OF PENDING NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF SONJA J. HARGROVE HEUTMAKER, Petitioner. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED HEREIN: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Name Change of SONJA J. HARGOVE HEUTMAKER to obtain an order of this Court granting leave to assume the name of SONJA J. HARGROVE, will be presented to the above-entitled Court, at the Missoula County Courthouse at Missoula, Montana, on Thursday the 31st day of May at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, and that at such time, application will be made for the relief sought in said Petition. DATED this 20th day of April, 2012. WELLS & MCKITTRICK, P.C. /s/ Torian Donohoe for EVONNE SMITH WELLS, Attorneys for Petitioner

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP12-63 Karen S. Townsend, Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF RONALD G. DESCHAMPS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said Deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Katherine D. Bush, the Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 30th day of March, 2012. /s/ Katherine D. Bush, Personal Representative. /s/ Douglas G. Skjelset, Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DV12-199 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. MARK FRASCA and CHRIS McQUAIDE, Personal Representative of the Estate of Wendy McQuaide, a/k/a Wendy A. Frasca, Plaintiffs, v. DOUBLE ARROW RANCH ASSOCIATION, LTD., BROOKS E. LINGO and SHIRLEY A. LINGO. COLIN JOHNSON, HOWARD AUSTIN, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, UNKNOWN HEIRS, OR ANY UNKNOWN DEVISEES OF ANY DECEASED PERSON, 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 PLAINTIFFS/ OWNERSHIP OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFFS’ TITLE THERETO, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM OR POSSIBLE CLAIM BE PRESENT OR CONTINGENT, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS, GREETINGS: You are hereby SUMMONED to answer the Complaint to Quiet Title in this Action which is filed with the above-named Court, a copy of which is served upon you, and to file your written answer with the Court and serve a copy thereof upon Plaintiffs’ attorney within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this SUMMONS, or such other period as may be specified by law, exclusive of the day of service. Your failure to appear or answer will result in judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. A filing fee must accompany the answer. This action is brought for the purpose of foreclosing the following-described real properties located in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 38 of the Amended Plat of Trail Creek Addition or Phase VI of the Double Arrow Ranch, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof, recorded in Book 12 of Plats, Page 54 records of Missoula County, Montana. Dated this 17th day of April, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: Sheila M. Hann, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-12-64 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF AARON C. BOLTON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Randy Bolton, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 29th day of March, 2012. /s/ Randy Bolton, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE P.C. Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ William E. McCarthy NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRIOR APPROVAL OF MERGER OF BANKS AND TO ESTABLISH BRANCH OFFICES Notice is hereby given by Community Bank, Inc., 63239 US Highway 93, Ronan, MT that it intends to apply to the Federal Reserve Board and the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions for permission to merge with Community Bank- Missoula, Inc., 3010 American Way, Missoula, MT 59808. The Federal Reserve System considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the appli-

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cation, including the record of performance of the banks we own in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application, to (1) the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, P.O. Box 291, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291, or (2) Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions, P.O. Box 200546, Helena, MT 59620. The comment period will not end before May 16, 2012, and may be somewhat longer. With respect to the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions, processing of the application will be completed no earlier than the 15th day, nor generally later than the 45th day following the date of the last required publication. The Federal Reserve Board’s Policy Statement regarding notice of applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board’s procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, contact Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer, at (612) 204-5470. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period. The nonconfidential portion of the application file is available for inspection within one day following the request for such file. It may be inspected in the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions office during regular business hours. Photocopies of information in the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. A schedule of charges for such copies can be obtained from the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions. Community Bank, Inc. By: /s/ Gordon Zimmerman Its: President NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER TRUST INDENTURE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Tuesday the 8th day of August, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 o’clock a.m., on the steps at the South door of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, 59801, MATTHEW J. CUFFE, Attorney at Law, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT, Successor Trustee, in order to satisfy the obligation set out below, has elected to sell and will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, payable at the time of sale to said Successor Trustee without warranty or covenant, expressed or implied as to title, possession or encumbrances, the interest of MATTHEW J. CUFFE, Successor Trustee, and of the Grantor, SONDRA LEE POWERS, in and to the following described real property, situated in Missoula County, Montana, to wit: Tract 10A of Certificate of Survey No. 5974, located in the NE 1/4 of Section 30, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Missoula County Montana. Said sale will be made in accordance with the statutes of the State of Montana, and the terms and provisions of a certain Trust Indenture dated the 11th day of January, 2011 and recorded the 13th day of January, 2011, at 3:25 p.m., in Book 872 at Page 713 Micro Records, records of Missoula County, Montana, wherein KAREN V. ADAMS, is the named beneficiary. The Grantor, SONDRA LEE POWERS has defaulted in the terms of said Trust Indenture in that she has failed to make the payment due under the January 11, 2011 note of Seventy-one Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-four and 94/100 Dollars ($71,474.94) due February 15, 2012 plus interest of Nine Hundred Twenty-eight and 20/100 Dollars ($928.20) through March 31, 2012 and there is now due, owing and unpaid payment in the total sum of Seventy-two Thousand Four Hundred Three and 14/100 Dollars ($72,403.14), plus an escrow close out fee in the amount of Seventy-five and 00/100 Dollars ($75.00). That the principal sum now owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Indenture is the sum of Seventy-one Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-four and 94/100 Dollars ($71,474.94), together with interest at the rate of Six percent (6.0%) per annum from and after the 12th day of January, 2012 until the date of sale. That on the date of sale there will be due and owing the sum of Seventy-one Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-four and 94/100 Dollars ($71,474.94) in principal; and Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty-five and 61/100 Dollars ($2,455.61) in interest; and Seventy-five and No/100 Dollars ($75.00) in an escrow closing out fee, equaling the total sum of Seventy-four Thousand Five and 55/100

Dollars ($74,005.55), together with costs and expenses of foreclosure, including attorney fees, appraisal fees, costs of title insurance and other costs and expenses. DATED this 29th day of March, 2012. /s/ Matthew J. Cuffe STATE OF MONTANA) : ss. County of Missoula). On this 29th day of March, 2012 before me, the undersigned a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Matthew J. Cuffe, Attorney at Law, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within Notice of Sale of Real Property under Trust Indenture as Successor Trustee, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such Successor Trustee. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and notarial seal the day and year first above written. /s/ Barbara R. Hartzell Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Stevensville, MT My commission expires: 7/3/2015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 11/30/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200631097, Bk. 788, Pg. 366, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Matthew M. Miller and Rebecca L. Miller was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title and Escrow was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title and Escrow as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 1 of Kalberg Estates, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201200002, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-WF1. 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 04/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of March 6, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $531,791.70. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $365,584.06, 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 July 18, 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 USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.17612) 1002.99556-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/23/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200909814 B: 838 P:

451, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Kenneth E. Brown, a single person and Joshua A. Altmiller, a single person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 30 of West Pointe, Phase I, 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 10/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of March 2, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $311,009.73. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $301,195.47, 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 July 16, 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 USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.99200) 1002.210963-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 03/07/08, recorded as Instrument No. 200804918, Book 814 Pg 483, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michelle L. Roy and Matthew Tye Roy was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Western Security Bank 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 23 of Lolo Creek Trails Phase 1, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Commonly known as: 11483 Stella Blue Drive, Lolo, MT 59847. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201120167, 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 08/01/11

installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of March 7, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $264,839.59. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $251,067.47, 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 July 18, 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 USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.97610) 1002.211057-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/24/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200709948 Bk 795 Pg 1643, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michele Nault-Richter and Von Richter as joint tenants was Grantor, Wells Fargo Financial Montana, Inc. was Beneficiary and First American Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 14 of River Pine AdditionPhase 2, 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 09/28/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of March 6, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $84,560.79. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $79,426.50, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on July 18, 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7777.17742) 1002.211075-File NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on June 11, 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: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 2 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5236 Amber Armitage and Erik Armitage, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co. of MT, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Montana First Credit Union, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated May 22, 2007 and Recorded May 29, 2007 in Book 798, Page 184 under Document Number 200713098. The beneficial interest is currently held by PHH Mortgage Corporation. 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 $1,387.87, beginning November 1, 2011, 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 January 14, 2012 is $195,645.80 principal, interest at the rate of 7.125% now totaling $3,981.43, late charges in the amount of $138.76, escrow advances of $491.56, and other fees and expenses advanced of $42.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $38.19 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public procla-

mation 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: February 2, 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 2nd day of February, 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/ Shannon Gavin Notary Public Blackfoot, ID Commission expires: 1/19/18 Phh V. Armitage 41392.532 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on June 18, 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: LOT 29 OF BRIDGECOURT VILLAGE PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Janet Spagle and Richard Perez, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on January 19, 2009 and recorded on January 30, 2009 on Book 832 and Page 919 as Document No. 200901888. The beneficial interest is currently held by PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank. 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 $1,002.58, beginning August 1, 2011, 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 January 1, 2012 is $179,858.86 principal, interest at the rate of 5.00000% now totaling $4,496.46, late charges in the amount of $251.17, escrow advances of $1,636.08 and other fees and expenses advanced of $244.32, plus accruing interest at the rate of $24.63 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured

thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: February 9, 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 9th day of February, 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/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 PNC v Spagle 41230.865 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on June 19, 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: Parcel I: Tract 1-B of Certificate of Survey No 4914, located in the SW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 15 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel II: An easement for Ingress and Egress as disclosed by an easement agreement recorded in Book 521 of Micro Records at Page 373 Isaac S. Welch and Tammie L. Welch, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Washington Mutual Bank FSB, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on September 14, 2004 and recorded on September 20, 2004 in Book 740, Page 174, under Document No 200426938. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor in interest to Washington Mutual Bank FSB. 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 $1,036.82, beginning September 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 January 7, 2012 is $160,397.93 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875%, escrow advances of $324.10 and other fees and expenses advanced of $6,698.51, plus accruing interest at the rate of $25.82 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The

grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: February 15, 2012 /s/ Marti Ottley 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 15th day of February, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Marti Ottley, know to me to be the Asst 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/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Chase V Welch 41916.603 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on June 25, 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: PARCEL I: TRACT 16 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 3058, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCELII: TOGETHER WITH A PRIVATE ROAD AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 3058 Daniel R. McClellan and Paul Lowrey, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on March 5, 2008 and recorded on March 12, 2008 on Book 814 and Page 0946 as Document No. 200805381. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC. 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 $1954.69, beginning September 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of March 14, 2012 is $417,000.00 principal, interest at the rate of 5.62500% now totaling $14,518.16, late charges in the amount of $1,172.76, escrow advances of $317.60, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,463.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $64.26 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or

warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: February 15, 2012 /s/ Becky Stucki 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 15th day of February, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, 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/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 GMAC V McClellan 41965.646 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale Number: 12-00697-3 Loan Number: 0309118131 APN: 3867504 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on August 28, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized local time, on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula the following described real property in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: LOT 3 IN JUSTUS LANE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. APN# 3867504 More commonly known as: 109 JUSTUS LANE, MISSOULA, MT GERALD D COOPER JR, A SINGLE PERSON, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to ALLIANCE TITLE & ESCROW CORP, as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of November 8, 2010, and recorded on November 24, 2010 in Film No. 869 at Page 1004 under Document No. 201023111, in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: Wells Fargo Bank, NA (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the &ldquo;Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated March 22, 2012 and recorded in the records of Missoula County, Montana. There has been a default in the performance of said Deed of Trust: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears as of March 8, 2012: Balance due on monthly payments from November 1, 2011 and which payments total: $1,429.52: Late charges: $343.07: Late Charge Forecasted: $0.00 Bad Check: $0.00 Net Other Fees: $20.00 Advances: $0.00 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $225,479.40 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 4.62500% per annum from October 1, 2011, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceedings to sell the property described above at public sale in accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the

sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 DATED: April 3, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Marian Booker, Authorized Signature A-4231090 04/26/2012, 05/03/2012, 05/10/2012 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 07/20/2012 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 JOHN P KELLY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/19/2006 and recorded 01/24/2006, in document No. 200601754 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 767 at Page Number 1584 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 IN BLOCK 57 OF SOUTH MISSOULA ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 700 CLEVELAND STREET, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST 2006-3. 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 09/01/2011, 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 $144,276.14 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 2.50% per annum from 09/01/2011 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: 03/07/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120018601 FEI NO. 1006.155146 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 07/30/2012 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 GEORGE R BAILEY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES, LLC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/16/2008 and recorded 06/17/2008, in document No. 200813512 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 820 at Page Number 1090 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 5 OF GRANT CREEK TRACTS, AS AMENDED ON AMENDED PLAT OF TRACTS FIVE AND SIX, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT RECORDED IN BOOK 12 OF PLATS AT PAGE 32, INCLUDING PORTION B AND EXCLUDING PORTION A. Property Address: 10840 GRANT CREEK ROAD, 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 $304,000.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.25% 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: 03/16/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120023601 FEI NO. 1006.155463

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 07/30/2012 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 KENNETH K. CRAWFORD as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to COMMUNITY BANK-MISSOULA, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/08/2007 and recorded 06/13/2007, in document No. 200714811 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 799 at Page Number 344 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 OF CRAWFORD ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 23850 MULLAN

ROAD, Huson, MT 59846. 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 12/01/2011, 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 $219,162.85 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 12/01/2011 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: 03/16/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120023523 FEI NO. 1006.155462 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 08/10/2012 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 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 ANTHONY DOERR AND HEATHER DOERR, HUSBAND AND WIFE as

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Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006, in document No. 200630320 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1095 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 OF DOERR SUBDIVISION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 11878 WINDEMERE DR, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 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 07/01/2011, 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 $842,140.49 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 07/01/2011 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: 03/29/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110136245 FEI NO. 1006.147173 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 08/08/2012 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 VERNON LANE, AN UNMARRIED MAN 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 06/30/2005 and recorded 07/01/2005, in document No. 200516420 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 755 at Page Number 468 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS 29 AND 30 IN BLOCK 65 OF CAR LINE ADDITION, IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN BOOK 2 OF PLATS AT PAGE 61. Property Address: 2320 MCDONALD AVE, Missoula, MT 598017332. 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 01/01/2012, 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 $126,530.30 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 01/01/2012 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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: 03/29/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120026843 FEI NO. 1006.155841 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 08/10/2012 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 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 JOSH A VESTRE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/24/2008 and recorded 06/25/2008, in document No. 200814972 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 821 at Page Number 1151 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14 HILLVIEW HEIGHTS NO. 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2316 W SUMMIT DR, Missoula, MT 59803-2622. 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 03/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $200,296.92 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 03/01/2010 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: 03/29/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120027652 FEI NO. 1006.155842 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 under-

signed trustee will, on 08/06/2012 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 DAN DEWITT, UNMARRIED 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 05/14/2007 and recorded 05/30/2007, in document No. 200713320 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 798 at Page Number 406 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM SITAUTE IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA AND STATE OF MONTANA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: CONDOMINIUM UNIT #13 OF THE CENTURY CONDOMINIUMS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, RECORDED ON AUGUST 12, 2001 IN BOOK 666 MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 1341, AS DOCUMENT NO. 200120394 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MISSOULA COUNTY, STATE OF MONTANA. SAID CONDOMINIUM BEING LOCATED ON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 738, A PARCEL OF GROUND LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE GENERAL COMMON ELEMENTS AND LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT AND AS STATED IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORDED IN BOOK 666 MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 1341. TAX ID: 3659607 Property Address: 3811 STEPHENS AVE APT 13, Missoula, MT 59801-8548. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 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 01/01/2012, 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 $115,619.97 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.125% per annum from 01/01/2012 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: 03/28/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120025945 FEI NO. 1006.155846

SUSTAINAFIEDS 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 08/07/2012 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 R JONES as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES (MISSOULA) J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/31/2006 and recorded 09/01/2006, in document No. 200622490 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 782 at Page Number 530 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 2 OF VIRGINIA VILLAGE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 2 OF VIRGINIA VILLAGE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6 VIRGINIA DRIVE, Missoula, MT 598031234. 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 HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-HE2. 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 12/01/2010, 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 $184,387.24 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 9.40% per annum from 12/01/2010 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: 03/28/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110116624 FEI NO. 1006.147971 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 08/15/2012, 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 MARTIN E NOYD as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/30/2008 and recorded 10/31/2008, in document No. 200824705 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 828 at Page Number 1091 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 6 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 366, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN AND BEING A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 32 AND THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANTA. TOGETHER WITH A 60’ ROAD AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 366. FURTHER TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 221 OF DEEDS AT PAGE 622. Property Address: 2705 LYON CREEK RD, Missoula, MT 59804-9771. 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 12/01/2011, 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 $295,812.93 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 12/01/2011 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: 04/03/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0029166 FEI NO. 1006.156729

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These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana

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HONEY

She's the color of honey, and she's truly a honey of a dog. She loves people and interacts with them very well. She could use a little training to help curb her enthusiasm, but that's true of most young dogs.

JACKSON

JACK

Jack had some behavior problems before we found out that he doesn't always see well. Now that he gets daily eye drops, he's just a big sweetie -- smart, lively, happy, and very affectionate.

This 5-year-old Shepherd cross is ready to go! He is already wellmannered and housetrained. Jackson plays nicely with other dogs too. He'd be a perfect pick for someone who doesn't have the time to train a younger dog.

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ZIGGY

Ziggy is an older kitten with a tremendous sense of curiosity. Coupled with his energetic nature, this makes him a whirlwind of activitiy, and his antics could keep you entertained for hours! 2420 W Broadway 2310 Brooks 3075 N Reserve 6149 Mullan Rd

BLACKB E R RY

This big cat's interesting markings do indeed make her look as if she's been enjoying a big dish of blackberries. What she would really enjoy is a real home with people to love.

CHARLIE

Busy bee Charlie is waiting for that perfect fit. He requires a special human friend who can stay two steps ahead of him. This super smart boy already knows all the basic cues and is very polite with people.

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ADELE

Adele is a regal lady with beatiful markings and a very sweet face. She's past the liveliness of a kitten, but she still likes to play, and she loves to cuddle and be petted.

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PAT T O N

Patton is a bit overweight and something of a couch potato. He's the most lively when he knows he's about to be fed; the rest of the time he's content to relax and watch the world go by. (He also comes when he's called, unusual in a cat.)

PUMPKIN

This social butterfly makes the staff smile everyday! Pumpkin is 11 years old and is on insulin to manage his diabetes. He is very easygoing about his shots and special diet. Pumpkin will repay you for your nursing efforts with an enthusiastic wag and constant admiration!

FRANKIE

Frankie is a leader of the band! This means he is very outgoing and confident. He'll lead the way to new adventures! He'd do well in a busy household and can take changes in his life in stride. He's handsome as well!

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CROCUS

This playful young adult loves to explore! Crocus gets along well with other cats and adores his toys. He is only one year old and still has a lot of growing up to do. He has an adventurous spirit and greets each new day with enthusiasm and curiousity. He'll be a ton of fun to have around.

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MILO

Milo is a typical orange boy - super outgoing and in to everything! Milo will follow you around in the morning until you remember to give him his breakfast. He has an independent side too so he won't pester you all day. Milo has a lot to do!

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These pets may be adopted at AniMeals 721-4710 CELESTE

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

The epitome of glamour. This charming green-eyed five-year-old was born to be the star of her own show in her own home. Although she has called AniMeals home since June of 2011, she is not giving up hope that her forever family is coming to get her. 715 Kensington Ste 8

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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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Garden District Apts. 1-2 bedroom apts. Rent: $474 Deposit: $550 Rent: $703 Deposit: $650 W/S/G paid. W/D included in unit 2 bedroom fully accessible unit 1155 34th Street Rent: $625 Deposit: $650 Dishwasher, W/D hookups 149 West Broadway 1 bedroom apartments Rent: $475-$500 Deposit: $550 Convenient downtown location Some restrictions apply. For more information contact MHA Management at

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Office/retail space in Stephens Center. 950-2,170 sq. ft. $895-$1,990 + merchant fees.

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Southside Studio $515. All utilities paid. Carport parking, storage, off street parking. No smoking, cat okay on approval with pet deposit. GATEWEST 728-7333

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REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE 15000 Neil Drive. Enjoy country living close to town, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Covered deck front and back. Carport and large double detached garage with additional living quarters. Nice views and close to Forest Service land and Lolo Cree. Park on the North boundary. Fence between Lot 1 and 2 not on property line. Will sell with adjacent 1.71 acre lot. $299,900. MLS#20115937. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 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 29th Avenue Nice split-entry 4 bed home with lots of room. Brand new furnace, hot water heater and pressure tank. Radon mitigation system. Large deck & fenced yard with mature fruit and pine trees. Centrally located, but has a rural feel. $225,000. MLS#20110384. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. 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 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Grant Creek/Prospect Meadows home next to open space. $314,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13 acres with spectacular Bitterroot Mountain views. $629,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 541-547 South 2nd West. Wonderful 4-plex in great neighborhood. Suitable for condo conversion. Newer rubber membrane roof. $275,000. MLS #20120840 Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.541547s2ndst.com

6107 Brusett. 4 bed, 3 bath Martz home with 2 car garage & basement. Lower Miller Creek. MLS #20121397. $300,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 880-4749 736 South 3rd West. Beautifully renovated 1920’s home. 5 bed, 1.5 bath. Currently used as office building. MLS #2116938. $429,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 8804749 Affordable Townhomes Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. NEW PRICES! 1400 Burns, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 360-8234

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Four bed, 1-1/2 bath, 3 car garage home at 345 Brooks. Close to downtown, neighborhood coffee shop/restaurant, and university. Long time family home has potential to also have downstairs rental. Just $265,000 MLS 20117301 Call Anne 5465816 for details. www.movemontana.com

Energy-Efficient Sweet Bungalow in Slant Street ‘hood with double lot and raised beds ready to plant! 835 Rollins. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Five bedroom, 4 bath townhome with 2 car garage on The Ranch Club golf course. Amazing views. Golf everyday! 2640B Tanbark Way MLS #20120690 $399,000. Call Anne for details.

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Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home Middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, 1/2 acre + lot, enormous shop, great home. 203 Curtis, 2405227 porticorealestate.com

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2 Bdr, 1.5 Downtown Missoula condo. Zoned for Residential or Commercial use. $299,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

2951 Expo Parkway. 1.24 acres off I-90 between Motel 6 & Cracker Barrel. MLS #20120951, $399,000. Additional 1.57 acres at $499,000. MLS #201200952. Jeremy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 552-2410

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Handsome, Spacious Home on Prime Upper Miller Creek Acreage, 5+ bedrooms, with out of town living on quiet cul-de-sac, 10 acres. Rodeo Rd. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Immaculate Rose Park Area Home This light filled home offers a fantastic floorplan, 2 family rooms, large deck and nice backyard for entertaining. 300 Central, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Historic Preservation Award-winning Marshall House Beautiful professional building with great

Character + and Ready to Move Into! Corner lot, close to schools, great trees, lots of upgrades, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, so much house for this price of $227,500. 2405227 2107 Park St. porticorealestate.com

design for offices or home and awesome exposure for business. 436 S 3rd W. $395,000 2405227 porticorealestate.com

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Robin Rice 240-6503 SELLER MOTIVATED! • 232 Cap De Villa • Well maintained 4 bed, 1.5 bath • Fully fenced back yard, nice deck • Landscaped, trees, shrubs • UG sprinklers in front and back • $219,900 • MLS# 20116816

PRICE REDUCED! • 2441 Mcintosh Loop • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 55+ Community • Home owners fee $370/month • Club house, taxes for home only • 2441 Mcintosh Loop, Missoula • $106,000 • MLS# 10006023

SELLER MOTIVATED! 1641 Stoddard • Singe-wide 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage • Fenced yard, lots of trees & covered deck • $99,500 MLS #20116883

23645 Mullan • Beautiful 14 acre parcel west of Huson • Meadow with trees & pasture • Modulars or double wides on foundation OK. Owner may finance • $169,900. MLS#20112135

Desirable 4-plex in a great neighborhood.

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!

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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. 2405227. porticorealestate.com 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

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 Treehouse Feel in this fairly new condo with single garage. Great location close to school, bike trail, Good Food Store and town. 935B Garfield. $117,500. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

3.5 Acres on Petty Creek. Well in place, septic approved. $125,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4,500 square foot lot on the Northside. Power & utilities in place, sewer available in alley. Zoned for single or multi-family use. $59,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com


REAL ESTATE 601 West Broadway. .58 acre along Clark Fork River. MLS #20120935, $1,700,000. Jeremy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 552-2419 NHN Peregrine Court. Almost 1/2 acre building site with great views. Close to Ranch Club Golf course and fishing access. City sewer stubbed to the property line. NOW ONLY $62,900. MLS# 10007449. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties

COMMERCIAL 1510/1520/1530 Cooley. 54 unit 1, 2 and 3 bed apartment complex. MLS #20120934. $4,259,000. Jeremy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 552-2419 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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hood. $65,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

OUT OF TOWN 101 Boardwalk, Stevensville. 3 bed, 2 bath features one level living with beautifully landscaped fenced yard. Lot is zoned commercial so you could run a small business out of the separate office with attached 3 car garage. MLS# 20116174. $320,000 Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 102 Boardwalk, Stevensville. 3 bed, 2 bath features one level living with beautifully landscaped yard. Lot zoned commercial. 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shop with 3-10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; doors, bathroom with service sink, benches, cabinets and shelves, wired for 220 50 and 30 amp. $298,500. MLS#20114068.. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 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

3 Bdr, 2.5 Bath home on 3.3 acres on Petty Creek. $425,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, 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

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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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