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It’s Cinco de Mayo. It’s the Good Food Store’s Anniversary.

And It’s Going To Be a Party. Stop by between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm this Saturday, May 5, and help us celebrate more than 40 years serving Western Montana. COMPLIMENTARY TACOS, BIRTHDAY CAKE & ICE CREAM

Join us for our sidewalk fiesta and we’ll treat you to a ground beef or refried bean taco, Quinoa & Black Bean Salad, Big Dipper Ice Cream and Mexi-Lemonade from Liquid Planet. Plus inside you can enjoy Bernice’s cakes, coffee from Craven’s and Black Coffee Roasting Company and tastings from B-Bar Ranch and Organic Valley.

LIVE MUSIC & KIDS ACTIVITIES

Russ and Sam Nasset will be rockin’ the deli from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. And don’t hesitate to bring the kids. We’ll keep ‘em busy with a petting zoo and face painting. We’ll have Clif Kid® ZBars for them to snack on too.

HUGE PRODUCE SIDEWALK SALE

Asparagus, artichokes, melons and more. Paul will have so many deals on the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables that we’ll be flingin’ open the garage door and expanding out onto the sidewalk.

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Amazon Kindle Fire, courtesy of SunRidge Farms & Frontier 10,000 Waves Alberton Gorge Full - Day Raft Trip for Four, courtesy of the Missoula Independent Four $50 Blackfoot River Outfitters Gift Certificates, courtesy of Montana Radio Company Old Town Heron 9XT Kayak, courtesy of Nature’s Path & Bob Ward’s • A Year of Free Coffee, courtesy of Craven’s Two Tickets to Upcoming Wilco Concert, courtesy of the Good Food Store • Citizen Folding Bike, courtesy of Honest Tea Upcycled Salvaged Chic Mirror, courtesy of New Belgium Brewing • A Year of Free Coffee, courtesy of Liquid Planet $100 Sorella’s Spa Retreat, courtesy of Amy’s Kitchen • Le Creuset Dutch Oven, courtesy of SunRidge Farms & Frontier Missoula’s Choice Gift Basket, courtesy of the Missoulian • $50 Depot Gift Certificate, courtesy of Townsquare Media Black Coffee Gift Box, courtesy of Black Coffee Roasting Co. • Burton Snowboard & Giro Helmet, courtesy of Clif Bar Five Pairs of Carmike Cinemas Movie Passes, courtesy of Montana Radio Company One-Year Subscription to Zone 4 Magazine & T-Shirt, courtesy of Zone 4 Magazine Weber Charcoal Grill, courtesy of Summit Beverage Nature’s Way Gift Basket, courtesy of Nature’s Way Garden of Life Gift Basket, courtesy of Garden of Life Brinkman Smoker, courtesy of Summit Beverage Weber Picnic Grill, courtesy of Woodstock Farms Nordic Naturals Gift Basket, courtesy of Nordic Naturals Two Odwalla Long Boards, courtesy of Odwalla and Le Petit Outre Sleeping Bag, Camp Chair & Table, courtesy of Mountain Broadcasting www.goodfoodstore.com

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When David Boone steps onstage under the hot lights, cheers erupt. Boone, who is 31 and handsome, with sparkling green eyes, a trimmed beard and brown locks that fall loosely past his ears, looks like a rock star, although he isn’t—not just yet .................................................................14

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News Letters Who are you calling a Marxist?........................................................................4 The Week in Review Eric Holder on not loving UM..................................................6 Briefs Does Creed make babies cry?............................................................................6 Etc. Dave Strohmaier’s awesome lost cause................................................................7 Up Front Spotted skunks and mountain lions in your backyard ...............................8 Up Front Inspired by Frank Capra, a candidate comes from Terry ............................9 Ochenski Livingston gets its day in court .................................................................10 Range Can’t we all just get along with wild horses? .................................................11 Agenda The Peace and Justice Film Series presents Promises..................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Canola or olive oil? ........................................................................20 Happiest Hour Craft Brew Week...............................................................................21 8 Days a Week More fun than cream-filled … donuts ............................................23 Mountain High Bear Foods Buffet & Rattlesnake Creek Bear Walk.........................33 Scope On Deck and the art of the skateboard ..........................................................34 Noise Tidal Horn, Ty Segall, Peanut Butter Wolf, Fruit Bats......................................35 Arts Anna Lemnitzer’s abnormal painting .................................................................36 Film Tigers! … at the International Wildlife Film Festival........................................37 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................38

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Saturday 5/5/12 • 9 PM John Floridis Off in the Woods The Chalfronts Baby & Bukowski

The Hasslers Three Eared Dog Best Westerns The Trees Josh Farmer M.I.P

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

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

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STREET TALK

by Michelle Gustafson

Asked Monday afternoon between Main and Front Streets.

This week, the Indy looks into the life of local singersongwriter David Boone. If you could be the front (wo)man of a band, which would it be and why? Follow up: What band would you like to see split up?

Barbara Edgman: I’d front Creedence Clearwater Revival. You can really sing along with their music. But I would want to front someone else’s band, not my own. Rollin ... rollin: I don’t think I’d want to split up any band. Everyone needs someone to look up to, so even if the band is bad, that’s their prerogative.

Colter Dykman: A funk band for sure. You can say whatever you want, like James Brown. It would be maybe a 10piece band. Clone-adian: I wish that Justin Bieber would just split in two. It’s just wrong that he’s been compared to Michael Jackson. That’s not okay. Great job, Usher, thanks a lot. Now he’s a bigger star than you.

Emmet Ore: Mine would be a death metal band. You can scream in people’s faces and headbang the entire show and play a bunch of notes that no one can understand. Shut up, just shut up: The Black Eyed Peas. Their first few albums were good, but then, after the song “Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night,” it just became an abuse of power, like “I’m rich, so I’m just going to stuff this down your ears.”

Jordan Larson: I want to be Thom York and front Radiohead. Radiohead is the best live show anywhere. By far it was the most epic show I’ve seen. I’m a music person through and through. lame.i.am: The Black Eyed Peas. To call this auto-tune group a band … I mean, where are the instruments? It’s all generic. There is a difference between being an entertainer and being a musician. They’re just terrible. Their performing at the Super Bowl was a crime. Bryant Barton: I’d probably want to front an outspoken community voice band, an electronic and hip-hop fusion band. I’d want the lyrics to be about self-improvement in terms of the realities and the made-up truths that compose our world. Beat goes on: Can’t cite any of those. Bands that are still in cahoots with each other producing music are in it for a reason—why break up their existence?

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Are you a Marxist, too? This letter is in regards to the Independent’s April 12 article about farright extremists in Ravalli County and their attempt to disrupt the local Democratic Central Committee (see “Are Bitterroot conservatives wearing sheep’s clothing?”). Reporter Alex Sakariassen deserves credit for keeping Indy readers abreast of the craziness going on in the Bitterroot these last few years. However, the article quotes the subject of his latest article, current Ravalli County Planning Board Chair Jan Wisniewski, as mentioning myself by name with unsubstantiated inferences of being a “Marxist.” So I feel compelled to correct the otherwise pretty good article with some context. I don’t know how many of your readers outside of the Bitterroot are paying attention to the off-the-edge-of-the-world antics of Wisniewski, but everyone here knows him for who and what he is. An example: As planning board chair he organized a board meeting—on the public’s dime—to “educate” that same public on the likelihood that citizens who advocate for clean air, water, wilderness and zoning are in reality Agenda 21 Stalinist-Marxist agents whose secret agenda is to remove most Montanans to Seattle-area work camps. The context within which Wisniewski mentioned my name was in relation to his activities with the now-defunct, conspiracy-soaked local organization Celebrating Conservatism. He claimed that since he had seen “Marxists” such as myself at these meetings, his attendance at the same can’t be used as a measure of his political philosophy. I did indeed attend parts of two Celebrating Conservatism meetings. I attended the first one to listen to ex-sheriff Richard Mack spout about the Freeman/Posse Comitatus-tenet of County Supremacy that he makes a living promoting these days. I lasted about a half hour into the second—and last—meeting I attended. I got up and left in the middle of a “presentation” given by a local, a purported expert on the Constitution, the “Founding Fathers” and “personal responsibility,” who went on about how F.D.R. was responsible for his personal dyslexia. There were maybe 200 people sitting politely and listening to this drivel, and I just couldn’t take it anymore, and still can’t. Wisniewski, on the other hand, was a regular and active attendee, bringing doctored home videos in which he attempted to cast local citizens he didn’t agree with as “Marxists” and “communists.” It’s particularly reprehensible for extremists like Wisniewski to attempt to convince low-information, gun-loving citizens that people like myself—and, by extension, any of you who like clean air and water—are a species of “Marxist” who wants to eat their children (or whatever) while at the same time claiming legitimacy as a Democratic candidate. Again, I thank Alex for the article, and I’d appreciate it in the future if the

Independent would provide a couple simple reality checks to help clarify for your readers whether Wisniewski is really just a well-meaning, ethical Democrat who just wants to curb “incipient Marxism” or is some other critter entirely. Bill LaCroix Victor

“It’s reprehensible for extremists like Wisniewski to attempt to convince low-information, gun-loving citizens that people like myself—and, by extension, any of you who like clean air and water—are a species of ‘Marxist’ who wants to eat their children.” ObamaCare rules! How many people who bash the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act actually know what the act provides for them now and in the future? The following information comes from the Montana Small Business Alliance. The Affordable Care Act ends discrimination and expands coverage. It improves options and bargaining power. There are protections now, such as: an insurance company cannot drop you if you get sick; there is an end of lifetime limits; there is free preventive care for new plans and a process for appeals. Coming in 2014, there will be no denials of coverage for pre-existing conditions, no extra charge because of health status or gender and no annual limits, and there will be health insurance marketplaces (exchanges) for individuals and small businesses. Small businesses get a tax break now of up to 35 percent of premiums for its workers, and this is soon to be 50 percent in 2014. Kids benefit now because there can be no pre-existing exclusions for kids under 19. Young adults can stay on their parent’s

insurance to age 26. There are also benefits for seniors now and in 2014. Medical loss ratio is the percentage of premium revenues spent on medical expenses versus profit, salaries, administration, etc. The new health care law mandates 80 percent MLR in small group and individual markets, 85 percent in large groups. Insurers who fail to meet MLR will owe rebates to customers. There have been at least three stories of late in the local press about individuals and families with small children who are facing medical crises and have no insurance. There have been fundraisers and spaghetti dinners to help out. Is this really the best our country can do regarding health insurance? This is not a perfect plan, but it is better than no plan at all. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, will visits to the emergency rooms increase while hospitals pass the costs to those of us who do have insurance? Margie Gignac Kalispell

Re-elect Curtiss I am one of those Missoula County “mutts.” My business is in Seeley Lake, I own homes in Seeley Lake and Frenchtown, I have rentals in the city of Missoula and I serve on community boards in Seeley Lake as well as Missoula. My perspective on how the county runs its business covers the urban and rural areas, and I pay pretty close attention to how it affects me, my neighbors and my property. That is why I support Jean Curtiss in her bid for reelection as county commissioner. Jean grew up country and still has the family ties, concern and understanding of those in the rural areas. Jean lives in the city and knows it with detailed information and interest. She has gone through the long process of learning and understanding what works and how to get things accomplished. Combine that with her sincere desire to make a positive difference, her boundless energy and that fact that she still makes time to serve on 17 additional boards tells us a lot about her devotion to this place we call home. City or rural, Jean listens to the regular guy with a genuine interest and seeks to help or explain the challenges. City or rural, Jean knows that success in both worlds are necessary for a healthy county—that we are not in competition but part of the combined yet diverse cultures that make Missoula County a grand place to live. Maybe that is why she has chosen to enlist Mayor John Engen and myself to cochair her campaign. Jean understands complexities and knows that the world really is not just black and white, right or wrong, and that the best answer or avenue is not always the easiest. Jean has proven to be an inherent leader for Missoula County. Why change something that is not only not broken but runs well and efficiently? Addrien Marx Seeley Lake Frenchtown


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Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, sends a letter to federal officials asking them to study the environmental impacts of mining coal in Montana and Wyoming, shipping it to coastal ports in Oregon and Washington and burning it in Asia. He says the impacts on climate change “are an issue of national concern that merits a hard look by a federal agency.”

• Thursday, April 26 The Missoula Economic Partnership hires James Grunke, who has managed the group on an interim basis since November 2011, as president and CEO. “When someone is doing the job as well as James is right now, you want to build on that momentum,” says Jeff Fee, the board chair.

• Friday, April 27 The St. Louis Rams select University of Montana cornerback Trumaine Johnson with the 64th pick in the NFL Draft—among the highest draft positions of all former Grizzlies. The Denver Broncos select Kalispell native Brock Osweiler, of Arizona State, with the 57th pick.

• Saturday, April 28 Former UM football player Kyler Bruno, a 19-year-old wide receiver from Beaverton, Ore., is released from the Missoula County jail after being charged with drunken driving, among other things, after he allegedly crashed into a fence and a parked car. Bruno was cut from the team just days before the incidents.

• Sunday, April 29 The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and the Missoula Peace Quilters present veteran Dan Gallagher with the 2012 Peacemaker Award. He was chosen for “his work over the last several years to build a bridge between the peace community and veterans, helping both to better understand the other perspective and lessen the animosity that divides the two groups.”

• Monday, April 30 The League of American Bicyclists, a national advocacy group, recognizes Missoula for being a bike-friendly community. Bike lanes, non-motorized trails and bridges, state of the art bicycle detection at intersections and innovative accommodations like sharrows, which remind drivers and cyclists to share the road, helped earn Missoula the award.

• Tuesday, May 1 The U.S. Department of Justice announces an investigation into the University of Montana’s and Missoula law enforcement’s handling of 80 sexual assault cases over the last three years. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says allegations that UM, the city and county “failed to adequately address sexual assaults are very disturbing.”

A flaming arrow shot from a toy bow ignites The Man during the Bitterroot Burn, an April 28 party near Pinesdale modeled after the national Burning Man Festival in Nevada.

Politics Montana billionaire ponies up Fair Oaks Finance LLC popped up on the presidential campaign radar late last month when the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future disclosed a donation of $250,000 from the Hamiltonbased company. The contribution was one of several listed without any donor identity, raising questions about whom the cash came from. The better question for Montanans might be: What exactly is Fair Oaks Finance? The company shares a physical address in Hamilton with Henderson and Associates PLLC, an accounting and tax preparation firm. A call to Henderson and Associates, however, turned up no information on Fair Oaks. According to records from the Montana Secretary of State, Fair Oaks Finance’s principal agent is none other than Charles R. Schwab, the selfmade investment-broker billionaire who owns a cabin in the Bitterroot Valley. Schwab—ranked 58 on Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans—has been a major financial player in federal races for years. He

and his wife Helen were ranked by Mother Jones among the top 75 contributors to Republican campaigns in 1998. The current electoral cycle has been a big one for Schwab. The $250,000 donation from Fair Oaks came on top of two separate $125,000 personal contributions to Restore Our Future—one from Schwab and one from his wife. Schwab has maxed-out his allowable personal donations to Romney’s presidential campaign, a total of $5,000, and has donated nearly $100,000 to various GOP candidates and national Republican committees. One of those Republican beneficiaries is Congressman Denny Rehberg, whose Senate-race coffers boast $5,000 of Schwab’s money. Not all of Schwab’s political contributions are winding up in conservative pockets, however. Federal disclosure records for the Charles Schwab Corporation’s own PAC show a number of disbursements to Democratic candidates, including California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Montana Sen. Jon Tester. As for Fair Oaks Finance, we’re still in the dark on what the company actually does. A representative

from the Charles Schwab Corporation couldn’t offer the Indy any answers, since Schwab’s Hamilton company isn’t their business. Alex Sakariassen

UM Multiple-choice test It’s May, which means admissions offices at college campuses around the country are buzzing, and they’re all focused on one thing: yield, the percentage of admitted students who actually enroll. While the University of Montana operates under a rolling-admissions system, meaning enrollment numbers won’t be solid until September, the admissions office is keeping an especially close eye on its yield this spring in the wake of a string of sexual assault allegations, some involving football players, that have damaged the school’s image. “We are concerned, of course,” says Jed Liston, UM’s Assistant Vice President for Enrollment. “Any kind of publicity that is in a negative tone, I get concerned.”

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And negative publicity just keeps coming. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its investigation into how the university, and the city and county, have handled the sexual assault cases. The announcement followed the high-profile firings of UM’s football coach and athletic director in late March. Late last year, reports surfaced that two UM students were drugged and gang-raped by several male students. UM hired an outside investigator, who uncovered nine cases of alleged sexual assault between September 2010 and December 2011. And the federal Department of Education received a complaint alleging harassment by members of the football team. Liston won’t disclose how many applications UM received this year, but he says the number’s on par with recent years. It’s too early to make any determinations about whether concerns over student safety will affect enrollment, he says, though his office has noted an uptick in the number of calls from prospective students and their parents asking about it. “I suppose we have some who have said, ‘OK, I’ve taken [UM] off my list,’� Liston says, “but when we don’t have, necessarily, a May 1 deadline, we don’t necessarily know. We’re going to continue with business as usual.� That means aggressively reaching out to admitted applicants. For the first time, President Royce Engstrom sent a letter to each one, but that wasn’t in response to the bad publicity, Liston says. “This is a big, emotional decision,� Liston adds, referring to what prospective students are facing. And those decisions will have a big impact on UM’s budget. Matthew Frank

Media Local programming torched Some longtime listeners of 96.3 The Blaze thought it was a joke when they first heard Nickelback on the station. When they heard Creed, others were convinced the locally programmed home of hard rock, which prides itself on playing deep cuts and regional artists, was running some sort of twisted contest; they started writing down “nonBlaze� songs in hopes of winning a prize. There was no prize. The songs marked an April 18 switch that put The Blaze’s playlist under direct corporate control. “I will confirm that I am no longer in charge of programming music at The Blaze,� says Angel Hughes, who has been at the station since 2001 and

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tination music,� Whitney says. “It’s like another mom-and-pop store that just got bought out.� Skylar Browning

had been in charge of its playlist since 2002. “My format leader and the vice president of programming at Townsquare Media are now in charge of what listeners hear on the air. We had a good 12-year run with the original format, and it’s my sincere hope there’s an audience for the new format, because I don’t plan on going anywhere.�

Don’t mess with Jenks

Townsquare owns The Blaze and six other Missoula stations, as well as more than 200 radio stations in 17 states. The company’s rock format leader is in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kurt Johnson, the company’s senior vice president of programming, is based in Greenwich, Conn. Sources familiar with the old format say the playlist has been cut from roughly 1,100 songs to 400 more mainstream selections. The station’s one-hour Sunday evening show, Local 406, is the only programming not affected. The most visible backlash is a Facebook group, “Creed Makes Babies Cry: Stop Playing Creed/Nickelback on 96.3 The Blaze.� It received more than 130 “likes� in a week. Shawna Batt, Townsquare Media’s general manager for the Missoula market, says it was her decision to switch the station from “active rock� to “mainstream rock.� While The Blaze pulled strong ratings with males ages 18-49, she says, the new format will target adults 25-54. “That’s the target demographic national advertisers are looking for.� Shawn Whitney, host of his trademarked “Rockstar Radio� show, worked at The Blaze for four years before being fired last year and landing at The Montana Radio Company. He says changes at The Blaze aren’t surprising in light of industry trends, but still mark a loss for the Missoula music scene. “It’s becoming background music instead of des-

Newly appointed municipal Judge Kathleen Jenks says it’s distressing to see the same faces in her courtroom week in and week out. “It is really frustrating to have people coming in with new charges when they’re supposed to be on probation,� she says. When those people are repeatedly accused of crimes such as drunk driving and partner or family member assault, it’s especially troubling for Jenks. Court staffers say that part of the problem is that the Missoula Municipal Court hasn’t offered a consistent supervision program to ensure offenders fulfill court mandates like abstaining from alcohol, paying fines and attending anger management classes. The gap in oversight increases the odds offenders will get in trouble again. “The philosophy behind it is, your municipal court is first stop,� says Municipal Court Administrator Tina Schmaus. “If that’s a meaningful interface the first time, we don’t see you again.� Jenks replaced Missoula’s Municipal Judge Donald Louden in December. During his decades on the bench, Louden earned a reputation for being lenient. Since taking over the court, Jenks has worked to increase the court’s efficiency and ensure offenders receive more stringent oversight. With that in mind, Jenks is asking Missoula City Council to approve creation of a new misdemeanor supervision program to better track individuals convicted of serious offenses. If council approves the proposal, Missoula Correctional Services would oversee the program. The court would contract with MCS for $172,935 annually. In exchange, MCS would provide probation officers to keep track of up to 160 defendants at any given time. Defendants who violate the terms of their release could be taken into custody. Municipal court revenue generated by fines would cover the cost of the program; so far this year, the court has brought in $111,000 in DUI fines alone. “It comes out of our coffers,� Jenks says. She sees the investment as a no-brainer. “For me it’s just about accountability. ... I don’t believe that you have any justice without accountability, or progress in treatment without accountability.� Jessica Mayrer

Justice

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Cost of a recent ad campaign attacking Rep. Denny Rehberg’s bid for the U.S. Senate. The ads were purchased by Patriot Majority USA, a Democratic PAC.

etc. Last week, Missoula City Councilman and U.S. Congressional candidate Dave Strohmaier rolled out a new campaign ad that stopped us in our tracks. The ad features Strohmaier in his usual widebrimmed hat presiding over the staged wedding of two women at Caras Park. “How dare the government tell us who can and cannot marry?â€? Strohmaier asks. “In Congress ‌ I’ll support marriage equality.â€? “Wow,â€? we thought. “That’s far out.â€? We’ve seen political operatives paint male politicians as effeminate in an effort to discredit them. In 2010, blogger Montana Cowgirl posted a picture of Democratic legislative candidate Kendell Van Dyk looking butch holding a freshly harvested buck. The caption read “Man.â€? Next to Van Dyk, Cowgirl posted a picture of Republican legislative candidate Roy Brown carrying a handbag. Under Brown’s photo, the caption read “Man-purse.â€? That kind of stuff isn’t uncommon in Montana. But we’ve never seen a politician air an ad that portrays gays in a sympathetic light in an effort to gain favor in a statewide election. Strohmaier is one of seven Democrats, three Republicans and one Libertarian campaigning to fill U.S. Congressman Denny Rehberg’s soon-to-be-vacated seat. His stunt seemed all the more radical considering that some observers think Strohmaier is already too far left to prevail in a statewide race. We would have thought he’d be toning it down. When we caught up with Strohmaier this week, he said that the ad grew from his frustration with middle-ofthe-road rhetoric from overly cautious politicians. “What many folks are looking for is authenticity in a candidate,â€? Strohmaier says. “I’m no Republican lite.â€? We admire that but we wonder: Is it effective? Strohmaier’s fundraising has not been as fruitful as some of the other Democratic challengers’. Opensecrets.org reports that as of March 31, Sen. Kim Gillan, of Billings, had raised $242,752; Rep. Franke Wilmer, from Bozeman, $232,461; and Whitefish businesswoman Diane Smith, $137,612. Strohmaier had $100,412. Republican frontrunner Steve Daines raised $890,951. Between April 26 and May 1, Strohmaier’s ad was viewed on YouTube more than 5,500 times and featured in the national gay magazine Out. But perhaps there’s another way to look at this. If you know you’re facing long odds anyway, why not fight for the things you believe? Go get ’em, Dave.

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Candid camera At the MPG Ranch, a watchful eye on the wild by Matthew Frank

Late last year, Alan Ramsey was combing through videos taken at night by one of his remote cameras on the MPG Ranch, east of Florence, when he saw a skunk. It was small and spotted, with a wispy whitetipped tail—conspicuously different from the common striped skunk. Ramsey checked a field guide and realized he had captured a western spotted skunk, Spilogale gracilis, which is seldom observed in the region. The Montana Natural Heritage Program has recorded only 19 other sightings of the skunk in the state, where it’s classified as a “species of concern.” Ramsey’s was the first in the Bitterroot Valley in more than 20 years.

Then, a few weeks ago, another one of Ramsey’s cameras, located a couple drainages away from the first, recorded a second spotted skunk rummaging around the brush. The sightings are enough to convince Ramsey that western spotted skunks call the MPG Ranch’s arid hillsides home. Perhaps the solitary, nocturnal animals always have. “Maybe they’re not that rare,” he says. “It’s just that nobody’s ever going to see it.” Unless, like Ramsey, you have about 100 cameras spread out over an 8,600-acre mountainside ranch, recording or photographing the movements of all kinds of animals, from mountain lions to wild horses, all about 10 miles south of Missoula as the crow flies. The diversity helps explain why the rare skunk doesn’t rank very high among Ramsey’s favorite finds. “We’ve gotten lions with deer hanging out of their mouths,” he says. “We found a wolf with a decapitated mule deer head hanging out of its mouth. Usually death is more exciting than other

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grazing deer taken by an infrared camera and a BuckEye photo of a bounding wolverine. They have shots of mountain lion cubs and bobcat kittens. Mark Hebblewhite, an ungulate habitat ecologist at UM, says MPG Ranch’s monitoring network is “unprecedented, as far as I know, in this part of the world,” offering researchers a new way to estimate wildlife populations. That’s the primary purpose of the ranch’s elaborate imaging system (the ranch counted more than 400 elk last fall), but it’s also, Franczyk says, so the owner of the land “can keep an eye on it and keep connected with the property and see what’s happening, and what’s changing.” It isn’t always wildlife that’s captured. Last October, two hunters who didn’t have permission to be on the ranch winched a dead elk with a fourwheeler, dragged it right in front of a camera and proceeded to field dress it. When they noticed the camera, one of the hunters threw his coat over it. It wasn’t enough to prevent state wildlife officials from busting them. Alan Ramsey pulls up a Suburban and we Photo courtesy of MPG Ranch head out for a tour of 20 people, including several University of the ranch. We’re specifically looking for wild Montana-trained ecologists who are work- horses; there are about 25 in four herds that ing to rid the ranch of invasive species and live in these hills. Locals say the horses have been around here for at least a century, improve native habitat. MPG Holdings, LLC, based in the gone feral when ranchers left to fight in Chicago area but originally formed in World War I. Some neighbors apparently Wyoming, acquired the ranch in 2009. don’t like the horses and consider them Ranch manager Philip Ramsey, Alan’s broth- pests, because they can damage fences and er, declines to name its owners. He calls compete with elk for forage. We drive a twothem “very private and generous people.” track road around ridges and up into the The company also owns property in the trees, glassing the sagebrush hills. When the Swan Valley, near Condon, that is also man- truck can’t make it up a muddy incline, we continue on foot. We stop and scan the aged for restoration and conservation. On a recent cool and overcast day, ridges between us and the Miller Creek inside a house on the MPG Ranch, Alan drainage, just south of Missoula. We don’t Ramsey and Nick Franczyk, the ranch’s tech- spot any horses, and turn back. That night, Philip Ramsey, the ranch nology director, are in front of the computer that collects video and images, including manager, emails me photos taken that day those sent from the 30 BuckEye cameras, by a BuckEye camera affixed to a tree in the which are motion-activated and transmit area where we walked. At 12:28 p.m., it wirelessly. Those images are automatically photographed me. At 3:41 p.m., a massive uploaded to www.mpgranch.com. They mountain lion slunk by in the same spot. hope the site will eventually host real-time video. Franczyk displays a thermal image of mfrank@missoulanews.com things.” One of his cameras recently recorded nesting geese chasing off a coyote, and a squirrel carrying a pine cone to the creek to wash it. “I never heard of a squirrel having any reason to wash their pine cones in the creek,” he says. Ramsey is the MPG Ranch’s wildlife videographer. It’s an unlikely position for the lanky, laid-back 37-year-old who used to work as a portrait painter. But he’s found a niche curating videos of wildlife roaming the ranch below Baldy Mountain. That is, in fact, largely why the ranch exists—for wildlife. Since there are no cattle, MPG doesn’t meet the traditional definition of a “working” ranch. But it employs more than


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The also-ran Tester isn’t the only one Rehberg’s up against by Alex Sakariassen

Dennis Teske led a quiet, unassuming and this primary is no exception. But I think out in politics,” Iverson says. “Denny had a life before 2012. He grew up near Chinook, everybody realizes that Denny is the only primary challenge in 2010, which he won handily. We expect the same type of result moved away for much of his adult life, then one who can beat Jon Tester in the fall.” Some of Teske’s campaign promises this time around.” settled down 15 years ago with his wife Rita In that race, Rehberg won 74 percent on a farm in rural Terry. Teske, 61, says he’d resemble Rick Perry’s failed presidential never had much interest in politics. Never bid—namely his call to eliminate the federal of the primary vote. Teske can’t hope to compete with the departments of Energy and Education. ran, never served, never really wanted to. Now Teske’s a surprise side note in the Others bear some similarity to Tea Party kind of name recognition Rehberg comhottest race in the state. Come June 5, mantras, such as shifting more control to mands after six terms in Congress, either. Republican voters in Montana will choose the hands of the states and emphasizing a But he’s trying. In the past few months, he estimates he’s put 20,000 whom to pit against miles on his car traveling from Democratic incumbent Sen. one corner of the state to Jon Tester this fall: Teske, a another. He’s trekked from name as unfamiliar to most as one county Republican party the town of Terry, or veteran event to the next, trying to congressman Denny Rehberg. keep up with Rehberg and the “I had stewed for way too rest of the GOP’s electoral conlong and not done anything,” tingent. “Any Lincoln-Reagan Teske says. “I’d just written my dinner, anybody that would letters and my emails. I’m not host us or listen to us, we’ve a political guy at all… For crygone to their front door to ing out loud, I’m a farmer, talk,” Teske says. just a small business guy. But He’s a blip on the latest it’s finally become apparent poll from Public Policy Polling, to me that nobody listens.” not even listed by name. Teske filed against Teske gets it. While the Rehberg in Montana’s voters he’s met have proven Republican primary in receptive to his bid, he says, January. His motivation, he the party itself has been hesisays, was mounting frustratant to show support. To the tion with the way the federal GOP, Teske says, Rehberg government has operated seemed like the “easiest route” over the past few years. Our in winning the 2012 Senate country’s in debt, he says, race. They’re out to topple our government can’t stop Tester. “Right now, the percepspending and our politicians tion is Denny has the most aren’t obeying the horsepower to get the job Constitution. Above all, Teske done.” He doesn’t fault them. says, the federal government Photo courtesy of Dennis Teske “All these races, whether is doing way too much. it’s with Rehberg or the secre“We have to stand up Rehberg primary challenger Dennis Teske tary of state or the attorney and say, ‘No more,’” Teske says. “We have to take care of these prob- strong devotion to the Constitution. He dis- general, competition is best,” Teske says. lems for ourselves at a local level. And if we agrees with the move by public schools to “Voices get heard, and politics, to me, can’t do it locally, in our own counties, take discontinue daily recitation of the Pledge of they’re not fun or fair. We’re not looking for Allegiance. The Patriot Act is a sore spot for fun or fair. We’re looking to be heard.” it to the state.” It’s springtime on the Teske farm. The Rehberg appeared to have avoided any Teske, as is the National Defense primary challenges last year. Tester’s origi- Authorization Act, both of which he says primary is just over a month away, but nal Republican opponent, Bozeman busi- infringe on constitutional liberties. More Teske isn’t sure how much more time he’ll nessman Steve Daines, dropped out of the than anything, he says, he feels the country put in on the campaign trail. He just got his wheat in, and he’s got irrigation equipSenate race last spring, shortly after is spending itself into a hole. “We’re a debtor nation,” Teske says, ment to tend and soybeans to plant. He Rehberg declared his run. Rehberg intends to keep his campaign’s sights set on unseat- “and we’re going to see the demise of this says his first political race is a gamble, but he sees the odds. country if we keep going down this road.” ing Tester in November. “I live in America,” Teske says. “I love Rehberg’s camp is confident of a pri“Denny understands he has a primary election to go through first,” says Rehberg mary win. Looking at the numbers, Teske this country, and I think my odds are as campaign spokesman Erik Iverson. “He had faces very long odds. His campaign coffers good as anybody else’s.... You ever see that one in 2010, he’s got another one in 2012. amount to $4,100, a fraction of Rehberg’s movie with Jimmy Stewart in it? Mr. Smith He’s hitting as many of the county Lincoln- $4.5 million—and Teske himself has ponied Goes to Washington? That’s the America I Reagan Day dinners as he can. He’s making up $2,400 of that sum. Of the rest, $1,000 believe in.” phone calls, our staff ’s out knocking on came in a single contribution from a donor doors. Denny takes every election seriously, in Casper, Wyo. “You never rule anything asakariassen@missoulanews.com

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Livingston’s battle Trial examines fault in pollution In 1989, newly elected Montana Gov. Stan Stephens was in Livingston to tour Burlington Northern’s rail yard and locomotive shop before meeting with members of the public and the town council. The issue? Possible pollution of Livingston’s groundwater by toxic wastes spilled or discarded by Burlington Northern. This week, a trial opened in Great Falls, where more than a hundred residents are seeking remediation and remuneration from the pollution that continues to spread beneath their community as Burlington Northern fights a cleanup. Gov. Stephens was ill-equipped to understand the implications of what he was about to see that day in 1989. But in the group that accompanied him, there was no lack of those who did. Environmental cleanup advocates included Rep. Bob Raney, who was born and raised in Livingston and spent 25 years as a conductor on the same line that had polluted the community he represented in the state legislature. Jim Jensen, the executive director of the Montana Environmental Information Center, was also there. There were also state bureaucrats, consultants hired by Burlington Northern and Burlington Northern’s vice president of communications and public affairs. And there were reporters, clicking away with 35mm film cameras, and a couple of guys there to videotape the whole thing for posterity—Warren McGee, Livingston’s famed historical railroad photographer, and me. The tour began in the rail yard, as the bureaucrats and consultants tried to explain what Gov. Stephens was looking at. There was a giant unlined pit that had been dug and then filled with thousands of gallons of petroleum distillates such as the solvents used to clean locomotive parts. That it was leaching through to groundwater seemed obvious, since this was Livingston, which is on the banks of the Yellowstone

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River and squarely within the porous alluvial gravels that the massive river has deposited throughout geologic time. Do we know how many gallons of waste are in the groundwater? asked Stephens. No, that’s hard to estimate, he was told. It’s still being studied. Do we know what’s in it? asked the governor.

The group gathered around a test well where a clean white pipe was lowered into Livingston’s groundwater. And then up it came, completely covered in thick black goo. Not really, he was told, they’re complex mixtures, some may have degraded. The highlight of the tour came when the group gathered around a test well where a clean white pipe was lowered into Livingston’s groundwater. And then up it came, the pipe completely covered in thick black goo that went well up the white rope, too. The entourage went silent. Gov. Stephens seemed stunned. No amount of

obfuscation by Burlington Northern or state bureaucrats could obscure this. That night, in a town council meeting and discussions with residents, details emerged about petroleum and solvent fumes penetrating basements, bad water in wells and concerns about the effects the pollution would have on the community. But by then, the gooey pipe was gone from sight, and the promises made by politicians were never kept. The history of Livingston’s contamination reads like a primer on how to avoid cleanup costs and liability by hiring politically connected law firms and lobbyists to delay accruing cleanup costs. Apparently, it’s cheaper to hire lawyers for decades than it is to address the reality that some pollution, such as what Burlington Northern left in Livingston’s groundwater, may never be cleaned up. The state now says the plume of contaminants has migrated through the groundwater and penetrated the bedrock below. Nearly a quarter century later, this saga goes to a courtroom where a jury will finally hear the citizens’ side of the story as they seek redress for the damages done to them, their property and their futures. Burlington Northern is expected to argue that it handled materials with reasonable care, in conformance with standard industry practices and in accordance with applicable law. Perhaps when the jury sees that ancient video of the black pipe coming out of the test well, it will understand that it is always much better to avoid pollution than to try and clean it up. And maybe, just maybe, justice will finally be on its way to long-suffering residents of Livingston. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@missoulanews.com.


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The hoof stops here Slaughtering wild horses is just plain wrong by Mae Lee Sun

Horse slaughter is back on the table. What amounted to a congressional ban against the practice ended when the 2011 Agriculture Appropriations bill reinstated federal funding for inspecting horses before they’re sent to a slaughterhouse. It’s hard to know what will happen next. The Bureau of Land Management’s advisory board overseeing free-ranging horses and burros has been stacked with pro-slaughter ranching advocates who are only thinly disguised as neutral citizens. One recently appointed member advocates for commercial slaughter as a management strategy for wild horses. The board is pro-slaughter because that is all the BLM has ever been, ever since the days when it helped round up wild horses for Rin Tin Tin’s dog bowl in the 1920s. The federal agency has long backed the interests of the ranching, recreation, development and dog-food industries, despite running a few adoption programs in an attempt to pacify annoying horsey lovers like me. For those who would argue that the BLM is at least trying to help wild horses—even by sending them to slaughter for their own good—I ask, Since when have Americans set the bar so low? How can we possibly find it acceptable to house over 34,000 horses, more than half of the American wild horse population, in BLM holding pens to await an uncertain fate that is likely to end in slaughter? And why did it take a lawsuit before Laura Leigh, reporter for Horseback Magazine, could gain access to the BLM’s wild horse roundups? When the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in her favor this year, it said that “an open government has been the hallmark of our democracy since our nation’s founding.” The more disappointing aspect of the debate about slaughtering horses is that it evades the real issues. Why don’t we admit that slaughter has never been an effective means to control or manage populations of unwanted, used-up and abandoned horses, whether they’re wild or domestic? There is just no way to make slaughtering equines humane. A bolt-gun is generally shot into an animal’s brain to render it unconscious, but this method fails to work with horses. The animals resist the restraint and then panic, filled with fear. Given the combination of the large, terrified animals and the typically unskilled and low-paid workers who are hired to process them on the assembly

line, the situation is a set-up for extreme animal cruelty. This is well documented in reports by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The board is pro-slaughter because that is all the BLM has ever been, ever since the days when it helped round up wild horses for Rin Tin Tin’s dog bowl in the 1920s.

We should be ashamed of ourselves after all these years for being so ill informed and for being as willing as we are to deliberately close our eyes to the facts. What happened to the pride we once had, back when we saw wild horses as living symbols of our national heritage? Continuing the same old captureand-removal routine for wild horses has never worked, while slaughter just gives

breeders license to abandon horses at will, permits kill-buyers to thrive, allows racehorse owners to dispose of horses that proved disappointing at the track and enables horse owners who fail to train their animals properly to shirk their responsibility. What’s more, it perpetuates a sad history: Thousands of U.S. warhorses went straight into the can after meritorious service, starting with World War I. And even with what amounted to a ban on slaughtering horses in this country, the Government Accounting Office reported that, in 2010 alone, approximately 138,000 U.S. horses were shipped off and slaughtered in Canada and Mexico, where the equine slaughter industry continues unabated. What makes this shameful is that here in the United States we have the world’s first and only dedicated wildlife fertility-control facility, the Science and Conservation Center, in Billings. Led by Jay Kirkpatrick, the world's foremost researcher on fertility control in wild horses, it has used PZP—Porcine Zona Pellucida—a reversible, non-hormonal contraceptive with a 24-year history of success all over the country on urban deer and 85 species of zoo animals, including wild bison, and even on 14 different populations of African elephants in the Republic of South Africa. Why we haven’t been routinely using PZP here in this country is a mystery. Contraception works, and it is especially critical for us to implement this approach now that it has finally been approved for use in wild horses by the Environmental Protection Agency. For years, Australia and other countries have cited PZP’s lack of “official” U.S. endorsement as a reason for selecting a “by any means necessary” approach to the disposal of wild horses. Unfortunately, those “any means necessary” include aerial shooting, chasing and rounding up animals from horseback, capture and removal and, of course, slaughtering them for domestic pet food and overseas meat consumption. We have the technology to control overpopulation of wild horses, and it is long past time for us to use it. We should know by now that slaughter is the wrong way to go. Mae Lee Sun is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org ). She is the editor of the Wild Horse Journal.

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Certainly, if you were raised in the city, there were parts of town you were forbidden to go to. Usually it was the cool places—neighborhoods with ditches, broken-down cars and cool kids who

ever seeing what the other is doing. The 2001 film Promises introduces us to these children and shows us how different the lives of Jewish Israelis and Palestinians are. Later, the filmmakers intro-

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Promises shot cats with pellet guns and launched small frogs from slingshots. But what if instead of your mom telling you that you couldn’t go to the house across the way, the government erected a concrete wall and strung it with razor wire and topped it with shards of sharp, colored glass? That’s the reality for kids in Jerusalem. They grow up and play minutes from one another without

duce the children to one another. Not surprisingly, the children share many traits and many similar joys. But these are children, and when the filmmakers return a few years later, things might not be the same anymore. The Peace and Justice Film Series presents Promises on Thu., May 3, at 7 PM, in the Gallagher Business Building, Room 122.

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For builders interested in strutting their stuff for a good cause, get onboard (ha!) and sign-up for the 10th Annual Boys and Girls Club Playhouse and Pet Palace Auction Fundraiser. Build something rad. Show it off at Southgate Mall. Auction it off in June. Contact Anne for specifics at 239-6505.

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.

David Cobb of the national Move to Amend coalition is the guest of the Missoula Moves to Amend organization and he is here to talk about why Citizens United needs to go away forever. UM Clapp Bldg. Rm. 131. 7 PM. Free.

SUNDAY MAY 6 Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 2–4 PM. occupymissoula.org.

MONDAY MAY 7 Blue Mountain Clinic, along with the Missoula AIDS Council, offers free, anonymous and blood-free HIV testing. 610 N. California. 1–4 PM. Free. Call 721-1646. For all those affected by epilepsy, come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent Living Center. 700 SW Higgins. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707.

Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 13 PM. For information, call 543-3955. The Candidates’ Forum at Valley Christian School hosts a variety of candidates, including those vying for County Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, State Senate and State Reps. 2526 Sunset Ln. (in the auditorium). 6–9 PM. Contact Gloria for more info. at 251-5961. 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.

THURSDAY MAY 10 The Riverfront Neighborhood Council Meeting and Soup Social takes place from 4:30–6 PM at the Montana Natural History Center. Let’s talk traffic and playground equipment. 120 Hickory. Find how to support the College of Technology and keep the UM Golf Course during a meeting at the Sentinel High School Cafeteria. 5:30–6:30 PM.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Investigators identified Thomas McMartin, 56, as the person who planted a motion-activated camera in a women’s locker room at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute because he inadvertently photographed himself setting up the camera. “We have recovered numerous still photos which do indicate numerous female adults in various stages of undress, and we have recovered digital evidence which implicates the defendant,” Troy police Capt. John Cooney said. (Troy’s The Record) State police said Christopher Wallace, 42, broke into a home in Lake Ariel, Pa., and stole several items, but “was greedy” and returned to the residence looking for more loot. The suspect went to the second floor, where he opened a door that led to the outside and fell approximately 20 feet to the ground. He broke his back, his hip and an arm. (Honesdale’s Wayne Independent) REPLY-ALL FOLLIES - London-based Aviva Investors inadvertently sent an email notifying its entire worldwide staff of 1,300 workers that they’d been dismissed and reminding them to turn over company property as they left their workplace. “It was intended that this email should have gone to one single person,” company official Paul Lockstone explained, adding, “From time to time, things go wrong.” (Bloomberg News) EXTRATERRESTRIAL THREAT - The British government added solar storms to its official list of threats to national security. The update to the National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies warned that “severe space weather” threatens communications systems, electronic circuits and power grids. (Associated Press) SHORTSIGHTED MARKETING - When earthquakes in Indonesia revived memories of the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed 230,000 people, including more than 8,000 in Thailand, KFC Thailand recognized an opportunity to sell fried chicken. It posted a Facebook message urging people to “hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don’t forget to order your favorite KFC menu.” (Associated Press) A Chinese company whose slogan is “You see the world, the world sees you” has begun selling Helen Keller-brand sunglasses. Company official Chen Wenjing said the marketing team was aware of Keller’s blindness but insisted the glasses were inspired by her traditions of philanthropy and optimism. (Time) TEASE OF THE WEEK - German researcher Thomas Hildebrandt heads a project called Project Frozen Dumbo, whose mission is to collect semen from wild elephants to avoid inbreeding among zoo elephants. Hildebrandt, of Berlin’s Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, travels to South Africa and searches for wild bulls by helicopter. He immobilizes the animals using a narcotic dart, then applies a procedure called “electro-ejaculation,” which uses a 5-to-15-volt charge to force out a sperm sample. The challenge, Hildebrandt explained, is that the anesthetic in the dart triggers a muscle contraction that causes the elephant’s 1.5meter-long penis to retract into its cavity. “In order to extract the sperm hygienically, we have to get the tip out and clean it,” Hildebrandt explained, noting that doing so takes some teasing. The sperm is then collected and immediately frozen. It costs roughly $130,000 to collect three liters of elephant sperm, enough to impregnate 65 cows—theoretically speaking, because although Project Frozen Dumbo has been collecting semen this way for two years, no female elephant has yet to be successfully inseminated with sperm that has been previously frozen. “But we’re close to it,” Hildebrandt said. “We’re very, very optimistic.” (Sweden’s The Local) WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED - Police accused Lawrence Deptola, 49, of trying to rob three banks in Utica, N.Y., by threatening tellers with a toilet plunger. He was apprehended outside the third bank. (Utica’s WKTV-TV) GOOD NEWS FOR TED NUGENT - Mayor Bob Buckhorn issued a list of items that will be considered security threats at this summer’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. On it are masks, plastic or metal pipe, string more than six inches long, air pistols and water pistols. Real pistols, however, are allowed. “If we’d tried to regulate guns, it wouldn’t have worked,” City Attorney Jim Shimberg said, noting that state law bans all restrictions on carrying firearms in public places. “Any local ordinance that regulates guns is void.” (Tampa Bay Times) WHAT COULD GO WRONG? - After more than 60 years of strict regulation and licensing requirements, Tokyo’s city government announced it’s relaxing rules governing the preparation of blowfish, known as fugu. Until now, aspiring fugu chefs had to apprentice with a veteran chef for at least two years before taking rigorous written and practical exams, whose fee runs to $220. The requirements assure that chefs know how to separate the edible parts of the fish from organs filled with tetrododoxin, which is deadlier than cyanide. “There is the hope that the number of restaurants with unlicensed chefs serving blowfish will rise, and that blowfish as an ingredient will be used not only for traditional Japanese foods, but also others such as Chinese and Western foods,” said Hironobu Kondo, an official at the city’s Food Control Department, indicating that outside Tokyo, where blowfish regulations are already more relaxed, “there are hardly any poison-related accidents.” (Reuters) BOVINE EPISODES - A sheriff’s deputy who pulled over a Honda Civic in Luna County, N.M., reported the vehicle contained three men and a 220-pound calf in the backseat. When the men couldn’t produce a bill of sale for the animal, they were arrested on suspicion of rustling. (Carlsbad Current-Argus) After two hikers found six frozen cows wedged inside a remote log cabin in the Colorado Rockies, the U.S. Forest Service said it faces the problem of how to dispose of the carcasses now that they’re thawing. “They’re going to be scavenged,” Forest Service official Steve Segin said, identifying the biggest concern as bears coming out of hibernation. “We don’t want a bad encounter between people and wildlife.” Because the cabin is in the protected Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area outside Aspen, restrictions hamper the cows’ removal. “We can’t use any mechanical means,” Segin said. “No aircraft, no helicopters, no chain saws, no ATVs.” There’s also a fire ban. As a result, the Forest Service is considering blowing up the cabin with the cows inside. The Colorado Cattleman’s Association said the animals probably entered the cabin seeking shelter during a snowstorm, couldn’t figure out how to exit it and starved to death. (Denver’s KMGH-TV) HOW OTHER GOVERNMENTS DEFINE CHEATING - Pal Schmitt announced his resignation as president of Hungary after Budapest’s Semmelweis University revoked his doctorate because he plagiarized most of his dissertation. Schmitt, who was elected to a five-year term in 2010, told Parliament his “personal issue” is dividing the country. (Associated Press)

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hen David Boone steps onstage under the hot lights, cheers erupt. Boone, who is 31 and handsome, with sparkling green eyes, a trimmed beard and brown locks that fall loosely past his ears, looks like a rock star, although he isn’t, not just yet. Boone lays into his guitar like he’s wrestling it down and belts out “It’s better to love than to lose it all,” leaning fiercely, abruptly, into the mic, writhing to his driving rhythm. His voice is warm and graveled—bold enough to capture a room and distressed enough to illuminate slivers of urgency and heartbreak. The song resounds in Missoula’s cozy Monk’s Bar. There are seven musicians backing him up, including two drummers, but Boone owns this night,

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which is a celebration for his new music project, Dawns. At one long wooden table sit DJs from The Trail 103.3 FM, the rock radio station, which is a sponsor of this show and has put Boone’s new batch of songs in regular rotation. Tonight is also the premier of one of Boone’s new music videos, which is projected onto the wall of Monk’s. It’s locally made and surprisingly well crafted, showing a young couple wandering along the wintry banks of Rattlesnake Creek, riding the Caras Park carousel and eating ice cream by the railroad tracks. The guy blindfolds the girl and leads her through an old house into a dark backyard, where she’s surprised by a group of friends standing around a campfire. It’s her birthday. A little boy brings her a can-

dlelit cake. As she blows the candles out, the video ends. The song, “Tail Lights,” has an Americana pop sound, with a swelling chorus that feels like the aural translation of an endorphin high. Boone recorded it in September 2011 in London with a major producer. It’s a big step up for Boone, from coffeehouse singer-songwriter to collaborating with a large cast of musicians and making high-production albums with music videos to match. Boone, a songwriting machine, has been playing folk and rock around Missoula for over a decade. He creates the same kind of keen, raw songs that draw people to Bruce Springsteen. Like Springsteen, Boone’s a showman who somehow shows little sign of ego.

Yet Boone has struggled with manic depression for most of his adult life. Aptly, perhaps, he tends to write in two different veins: stark folk songs about gritty realities and bright, dramatic pop songs that even have string arrangements. Now, with interest from a hotshot producer and a surge in local radio play, he seems to be on the brink of stardom, of fulfilling his dreams and the dreams of thousands and thousands of others who chase that one big break, never knowing when it will come, or if, or where. But Boone will know where it began.

CRUSHED When William Boone was a young man, he rode his horse into a small Northern California town and saw Mary

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MAKE DAVID BOONE A ROCK STAR by Erika Fredrickson • photos by Steele Williams

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Healy for the first time, sitting under an apple tree. In time, the couple settled near Seeley Lake, in Dogtown. They lived in a small three-bedroom house on an acre of land, which William bought from his brother-in-law for $1. Mary raised cocker spaniels and Persian cats for sale. William worked at the sawmill. Their children—David Boone and his two brothers and two sisters—played in their yard and were pulled on inner tubes down snowy back roads by William on his snowmobile. It was beautiful. David was happy. He knows they were poor but he doesn’t remember feeling it. When he describes that time—“Grinding our own deer meat on the kitchen table … going fishing, running down the road”—it’s like he’s sifting through rubble for proof of it. The Boones went to church every Sunday and sang hymns. Mary didn’t want David to listen to rock music but William would sneak out to his truck with his son and they’d listen to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. David was about 7 when he got his first guitar. A week later, William accidentally crushed it as he and the boy were wrestling. It took another five years before David got

another, at Christmas. His parents said he’d been bad all year and wasn’t getting anything. But when he went to help his sister get her present from behind a curtain, there was an electric guitar and amp waiting for him. And then the darkness: His parents divorced. Mary moved to Washington state. His sisters went to live with family friends. His older brother went to live with their grandmother. His father moved into a small cabin near their old Dogtown house, where Boone and his younger brother slept in a backyard camper. Boone immersed himself in music, listening to Top 40 and playing along to Men At Work, Billy Joel and Fine Young Cannibals. He traveled to Missoula to buy his first albums: Tarkio, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nirvana’s In Utero and the Counting Crows’s August and Everything After. His 7th and 8th grade teacher, Clifford Nelson, became his role model and support. Nelson was an extraordinary teacher, Boone says. “He probably could have lived in a nice home, doing well for himself, but he put everything into his classes and teaching, in putting on plays

and taking kids to Glacier or Yellowstone on field trips every year.” Nelson introduced Boone to folk music, artists such as Bob Dylan and Don McClean. When Boone started his first band, Faucet, in high school, Nelson helped them record an album. He also got them their first paid gig, at SeeleySwan High School’s homecoming. A day after the dance, Nelson was murdered in his trailer. The crime has never been solved. “It was this chaotic, bizarre movie—a nightmare,” Boone says. The next semester, at 16, he dropped out of school. He moved with a friend to Mexico, where they rented a cinderblock apartment and kept a pet scorpion. When Boone returned to Montana nine months later, he started playing music again. He also began to unravel and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He was hospitalized several times and ended up in the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs for a few months. With the help of family and friends, with medication and time, he began to get better. He played in a band called Open to Closure and played coffeeshops

and recorded solo albums with songs about everything from religion to relationships. He started using songs to revisit his life in Seeley. “I know in theory that I had the most beautiful childhood,” he says. “And I’m always trying to find my way back to that.”

HARD ENOUGH TO BEND When Boone finally returned to Seeley in his early 20s, after a five-year absence, he took pictures of every street he’d been down, of his childhood home and the land where Nelson’s trailer once stood. He printed and enlarged them and hung them on the walls of an old barn, where he set about making music. “I’m going to take pictures of all the places I’ve experienced emotional heartache growing up,” he said at the time, “and while I sing, I’m going to let them wreck me again.” The result was his fourth album, in 2006, Hard Enough to Bend, a gritty, painfully honest gem. It wasn’t just great for a local album; it’s some of the best work by any singer-songwriter in the past decade. On the opening track, “4th of

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July,” Boone recounts his dad seeing his mom under that apple tree. The tenderness of the stories is cut deep by a minorkey weightiness. Stark contrasts give the album texture and cohesion: The smalltown pleasures of Seeley Lake are coupled with the sorrow of broken families. People who harden themselves to love find that hard veneers are the most fragile of all. Everyone has heard these themes before. What personalizes Hard Enough to Bend are the details. Lyrical turns like “I grew up on the outskirts of heaven” followed by “You’d be surprised but I ain’t never going back” show a Springsteen-like awareness of what home means. When he finishes “Norfolk Bay,” Boone doesn’t just fade out; you can hear him stand up and walk out of the studio, still playing his guitar, a recording detail that mimics the album’s frankness.

They went out, they drank tea and she told him about the premonition. They were engaged three months later. After their wedding, they hit the road on a tour of coffeehouses for a year and a half, where their only rules were to spend no more than $7 a day and never stay in hotels. “It was hard, but looking back, it was great,” Stephanie says. “I like when you’re living that kind of life with no attachments except hoping that your car works and takes you to the next place. We really got to know each other. After that year, I thought, ‘If we can do that, we can do anything.’” Stephanie, a personal trainer and cofounder of The Girls Way, a nonprofit that supports young girls through exercise and educational activities, is similar to David in some ways. They joke that because they’re both dreamers, they are, together,

There are hard times in their relationship, too. Arguments. Failures. Dropped responsibilities. But there’s little evidence of ruin. She knows that his songs can arrive without warning and at inconvenient times. “And it’s always when we have to go somewhere,” she says, laughing. “Like, if we’re about to go out to dinner, he’ll be writing a song. And then he just has to write it. That’s how it works. I know that I’m married to Boone, so I will always be late, forever.”

HERE’S TO LOSING CONTROL David recalls a line from Orson Welles’s The Third Man: “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In

David Boone with a child actor, left, and filmmaker Brandon Woodard, right, producing a video for his song “Better To Love Than.”

LOVE, AT LAST Stephanie Boone met her future husband for the first time in 2003, at Missoula’s Break Espresso, where he and Tom Catmull were performing their solo works. David asked if she could move her table to make room for them to play. She obliged without thinking much of it. Then, during Catmull’s song “Black Coffee,” with the line “Black coffee in the morning sure tastes fine with you,” she had a sudden premonition. “I’ve only had two in my life,” she recalls, laughing. “And this one was me and Dave walking down a wedding aisle … So I was like, ‘Ohhh-kay. So, I guess I have to ask this dude out.’”

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doomed. Still, Stephanie provides structure. If she were his manager, she’s told him, she’d make him do yoga once a week. She always has to be aware of his mental health, she says, “and so does he. And that’s forever. But I think it helps to have a partner who’s in tune to you.” There’s a palpable sweetness to this relationship, a you-and-I-against-theworld vibe. When David says, “We play shows three or four nights a week,” the “we” means Stephanie and him, even though she doesn’t play music. When Stephanie tries to recall the name of her favorite song of his—that country tune he wrote during a five-minute soundcheck at the Great Falls fair—she says, “I guess we haven’t named it yet.”

Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.” That’s how he’s always felt about music: Art requires suffering. After the stripped-down, isolated Hard Enough to Bend, Boone wrote its near-opposite, Tales of Gold, an album filled with musicians and optimism. For its release, he booked the Wilma Theatre and pulled in a large crowd. “I really wanted to go all-out on arrangements and spare nothing and take my time and work with everyone I’d ever imagined working with,” he says. “It was on the other end of the pendulum— not dark, but very hopeful.”

Naturally, he followed that with State of the Union, an aggressive, angry rock album. Yet, light or dark, as a musician and an artist, Boone feared he was treading water. It wasn’t that he wanted to be famous; it was that he couldn’t stop writing songs, and he was envisioning huge musical and visual projects that require time and money, people and equipment. In 2010, he was in the midst of building a house for himself and Stephanie. The housing bubble had burst, so getting loans to finish the job was difficult. He was approaching 30, which, he says, “strangely came with an inordinate amount of pressure that I was putting on myself. I was always building this home to build a life to build a family to have something solid to be rooted to. But I was at this pressure-cooker moment, creatively. I was really wishing that my music by that point had created the opportunity for me to make the music I wanted to make, to do the type of performances I wanted to do … My walls were coming in.” He kept wondering, At what point do you give up on your dreams? In desperation, he wrote an album’s worth of songs in a week. He gathered seven musician-friends and asked if they’d fly to Bozeman with him and record the songs for an album. It was a Hail Mary play. “Certain things had not worked out up to that point,” he says. “I wasn’t doing art the way I wanted to: unrestrained. There were a lot of limitations—at least in my own head. I was like, ‘I’m going to do this album. I’m frustrated. I’m upset with where I’m at in life and I’m going to use that and I’m going to break through a wall.’” The first three days, nothing worked. Boone and the others had brought with them a lot of outboard equipment and none of it was compatible with the studio. Each day marked money drained from Boone’s already tight budget. When they were up and running, it felt forced. In order to now squeeze seven studio days into four, the group recorded until 4 a.m. and then started again at 7 a.m. Boone wasn’t sleeping or eating. He collapsed in the studio and ended up hospitalized for a day. “It had been many years since I’d gone through any of that,” he says. “The guys I was working with just kept pushing forward with parts of the material and the demos ended up getting recorded, but … it was a disappointing, bummer experience for everyone involved.” He returned to Missoula, to working on the house and writing songs. Meanwhile, he’d discovered The Doves and some other U.K bands. Stephanie thought his music might go over well in the U.K. Maybe he should send a demo to someone there? He looked up the producer of The Doves’s Kingdom of Rust album: Danton Supple, who also had worked on his favorite Coldplay albums, Rush of Blood to the Head and X and Y. He sent an email


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Dawns, David Boone’s new music project, came out of a recording session in London last fall.

with music to Supple’s management company, 140dB. It was the only time he’d sent his music out blindly like that. A few weeks later, he got back a note asking him to fly to London to record with Supple. That same week, he found out he was going to be a father.

“I DON’T HEAR DAVID BOONE” It took a year to make it happen, but in September 2011, David and Stephanie got on a plane to London with their newborn son, Meyers, and an intern, Peter Horton, a graduate of the University of Montana entertainment management program who was working with Boone to get experience developing an artist. David worked in the studio with Supple all day, every day, using the Bozeman demos as a foundation. They recorded with string arranger Audrey Riley, who’d also collaborated on albums with The Smiths, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure. Supple immediately latched onto Boone’s music because of the way it captures an authentic Americana sound while still being uniquely Boone’s, he says. “You can’t help but be drawn to what he’s saying. All the songs make epic emotional and dynamic journeys, even in demo form, taking you seamlessly from these intimate intros to the almost orchestral, anthemic finishes.” The London studio experience had no glitches, no drama. It was a foreign, refreshing feeling. “It was fun, and in a way it was kind of sad,” says Stephanie, “just because I wish we could do that with his music all the time. That’s the environment he thrives in. We felt at home, even in this studio where big groups like the Counting Crows and The Killers had recorded.”

When the EP was finished, the Boones, Supple and the 140dB management group sat in the studio and listened to what they’d created. It was a different sound than what Boone had ever made before. To Boone, it felt like an arrival. He was surprised when one of the managers spoke up and suggested that he abandon his name for something else, saying, “To be honest with you, I don’t hear ‘David Boone.’ I don’t hear singersongwriter. I don’t hear acoustic guitar

and folk music … I hear a soundscape, a larger vision.” Boone didn’t understand what that would mean for his identity. But, he says, as he thought about it, it began to make sense.“There was something really invigorating about the idea. I’ll always be David Boone and I’ll always be able to do a David Boone album, but this is a turning point. It’s removing certain attachments and letting the music just speak.”

Most of the songs on Boone’s forthcoming EP have been tuned down a step—a choice he made when he wrote one of the early songs, “Evidence and Answers,” on a broken, three-stringed guitar at 3 a.m. The result is the kind of dark strum and rolling drumbeat you hear with late Johnny Cash tunes, mixed with the bright, resounding pop that makes U2’s “Beautiful Day” feel so expansive. The lyrics reflect that, too: concrete detail, the kind that flooded Hard Enough to Bend, is tempered by broad strokes of abstraction. The “you” and “me” and “we” is no longer rooted in Dogtown. It’s everyone and everywhere. It’s also much more commercial than Hard Enough to Bend ever was. Yet it’s still Boone, maybe because the songs still come from the same place, written at ungodly night hours or in moments of uncorked emotion. When he cut the Bozeman demos, he planned on making an album called Here’s to Losing Control. That was when it was a David Boone project. After the London recording, he’s calling it All of a Sudden. Boone has taken the advice of the London crew and discarded his name. He replaced it with the more abstract “Dawns” as a way to evoke a new beginning and to encompass the shifting cast of other musicians he’s playing with, as well as the music videos and the people who help him make them. He’s completed three videos from the EP songs. The most recent, for “Better to Love Than,” is the most stylized so far.

On stage, Boone exudes charisma, intensity, and the same refreshing lack of ego that marks artists such as Bruce Springsteen.

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It depicts a father and son whose intense relationship, from kitchen arguments to deathbed redemption, is interspersed with childhood flashbacks in gauzy light. It premiers this week at the Crystal Theatre during First Friday, where Boone will also re-screen the first two videos, “Evidence and Answers” and “Tail Lights.” The videos have all been directed and shot by Missoula filmmakers Patrick Cook, Brandon Woodard and Mat Miller. In June, Boone and the crew will travel to the Sun Tunnels in the Great Basin Desert, in Utah, to film the EP’s final video, for the song “Beam of Light.” On the summer solstice, the concrete tunnels, built by artist Nancy Holt, frame the sunset and sunrise. The summer solstice is also the day the Dawns EP will be released. A few weeks ago, Boone called senior Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt, the third time he’d tried to contact Hiatt to

get the magazine to take a look at the Dawns music videos. Boone knew it was a longshot; like the rest of the music industry, mainstream music media typically doesn’t take the time to filter through unknown artists for the next new thing. “I just wanted him to take a look, that’s all,” says Boone. “But he said to me, ‘I’ve gotta be honest with you. You’re kind of trying to go straight to the World Series here.’” Boone laughs. “In my head—and I wish I would have said it—I was thinking, ‘Well, actually, I’ve been in the Cuba baseball league for the last 16 years.”

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE The house Boone built sits in a cozy neighborhood near downtown Missoula. It has a Spanish villa-feel to it, with insides

full of polished barn wood, curtains of coffee-bean burlap and a rooftop deck that overlooks a quiet street. You might hear Springsteen’s Nebraska filtering from the kitchen boombox, if Boone isn’t playing guitar—which is rare. On one recent day, as he strums his acoustic, Stephanie smiles warmly, holding Meyers, who is entranced, bobbing to the music, staring wide-eyed at his dad. His life so far is wrapped in his father’s music. One recent night, when David was on child duty, Meyers started crying. It was Stephanie who had to comfort him. “I was thinking of the crushing weight of obligation,” David says with mock solemnity. “It was one of those things where everything was getting way louder and the baby yelling is getting louder and your voice is getting louder and the whole world is getting louder.” Through the screaming, Stephanie hummed Meyers a made-up lullaby and David picked up his guitar and played along with her tune, writing the song to her: “I see lightning, we’re in trouble, can’t you see, it’s just me. Let’s stop fighting over rubble of a city we don’t need. Climb the mountain to the lighthouse, send a message through the skies. When all of this sorrow is over, that’s when all of the trumpets, and all of the lions, all the saints, all the sirens, will be making lots of noise, will awaken from their silence. And, Oh! Oh! I will be by your side!” That song is destined for the second Dawns album, which David has nearly finished writing. A week after first talking with him, Boone tells me he was thinking about contrasts and the notion that you need dark to have light or suffering to have art.

He says he thought about how, if you took away the dark sky, the stars wouldn’t disappear. They’d just shine infinitely. And so, he says, he doesn’t believe that Orson Welles quote anymore. “I was thinking of it in terms of when I was having my session in London. There were no hiccups; it was completely productive. I think it’s a lie that when you have craziness that you’re more creative. Yeah, you’re productive and you feel like your mind is working on a different level than it’s typically working at, but I don’t think you’re a master of your craft if you can’t create at your most masterful level, when you’re totally at the helm.” Meanwhile, he keeps writing. He has yet another project that he’s written songs for, about history and how people forget and remember. That material has been growing for four years now, he says, waiting its turn. “I will be an old, old man,” he says, laughing. He still has nightmares almost every night, he says, in which he accidentally builds his and Stephanie’s villa on the land he grew up on in Seeley. But now he also has dreams that are becoming realities. He’s hoping to record with Supple again this fall, first in Montana, then in London, to finish the full-length album they began. After London, Boone will fly to New York to play as a featured artist at the CMJ Music Festival. Seattle-based radio promoter Kevin Sutter, who spearheaded campaigns for the debut albums of Nora Jones, Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam and David Gray, is working to get Boone in regional radio markets. Jesse Barnett, also a renowned radio promoter, is on board to take him national. Brooklyn publicist Jeff Kilgour of Tijuana Gift Shop is taking the reins on television, print and online promotion. In an industry where no one’s keen on risk, all this PR will cost Boone money—he jokes that he’s looking at kidney market options—but he and Stephanie have decided they’re not throwing in the towel just yet. “We’re at this place in life where we can keep going and keep doing this because we believe in this wholeheartedly,” Stephanie says. “But it’s so hard when you’ve never felt the relief. I feel like Dave and I have been in this boxing round together for seven years and it’s like, will you either beat us up or can we just win?” For First Friday, David Boone hosts the “Better to Love Than” video premier, which includes screenings of his other videos “Evidence and Answers” and “Tail Lights,” Friday, May 4, at the Crystal Theatre. Come for food and drinks at 5 p.m., with the screening at 5:30 p.m. Or, come by at 7 p.m. for food and drinks and catch the screening at 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Go to kickstarter.com/profile/dawnsiscoming to check out and support the project.

Boone reviews one of his new music videos.

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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.

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

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Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street • 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced bee-

ga) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$ Big Sky Drive In 1016 W. Broadway 549-5431 Big Sky Drive In opened June 2nd 1962. We feature soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, spins, burger, hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches and breaded mushrooms all made to order. Enjoy our 23 shake and malt flavors or the orange twist ice cream. Drive thru or stay and enjoy your food in our outdoor seating area. Lunch and dinner, seven days a week. $-$$ Black Coffee Roasting Co. 1515 Wyoming St., Suite 200 541-3700 Black Coffee Roasting Company is located in the heart of Missoula. Our roastery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 2. In addition to fresh roasted coffee beans we offer a full service espresso bar, drip coffee, pour-overs and more. The suspension of coffee beans in water is our specialty.


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the The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins 728-8780 Celebrating 40 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks • 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm SunWed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ 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. eMpanadas 728-2030 Pedaling Missoula's Empanadas, hot & fresh, to the Clark Fork River Farmers Market since 2005! Your favorites are back this Saturday under the Higgins St. Bridge-salchicha, humita, carne de buffalo, lamb and more! Featuring the return of spicy buffalo & spicy chicken. NEW D.I.Y. empanadas...take home some dough & make your own.

The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St. 926-2038 The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St 926-2038 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 Spring is here! It's the perfect time of year to enjoy our newly expanded patio! Happy Hour from 4-7pm every day! We now have a huge selection of bottled India Pale Ales. Tuesday Music Showcase from 7-10 pm. Thursday is Trivia Night. $6 Bud Light Pitchers plus appetizer specials. Every Thursday 7-10pm. Win your bar tab! 1st place gets $50 tab, 2nd gets $30 tab, & 3rd gets $20 tab. Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula.

HAPPIESTHOUR Craft Brew Week We’re salivating at the thought of celebrating as many of Missoula’s homegrown brews as our little liver will allow during the Garden City’s first ever Craft Brew Week, a five-day celebration of all things ale. The week kicked off May 1 and culminates in a beersoaked eight-hour party: the Garden City BrewFest in Caras Park, Saturday, May 5. What you’re drinking: For starters, Tamarack Brewing Co.’s Garden City Golden Ale. The brewery rolled it out May 1 in honor of Craft Brew Week. It’s a light-bodied Belgian-style brew with rich malt and subtle spice flavors and a fruity aroma. In honor of Craft Beer Week, many local watering holes are offering specials throughout the week. What you’re doing: On Friday, May 4, taking part in Bike to Missoula Brew. Meet Missoula’s Bike Walk Bus Alliance at the south end of the pedestrian bridge near Jacob’s

Island at 4:30 p.m. and cruise en masse along the Riverfront and Milwaukee Trails to Bayern Brewery. After filling up at Bayern, we’re going to see The Love of Beer, a film about female brewmasters in Bend, Ore. The Wilma screens the documentary Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. The Wilma, to our perennial delight, also serves local microbrews. There is no slacking during Craft Beer Week. (You’ve got to pace yourself.) On Friday night, we’re going on the Garden City Photo by Alex Sakariassen Brewery Bus Tour. During the tour, a sober bus driver will haul beer connoisseurs to Bayern, Draught Works and the Kettlehouse. The tour costs $30 and comes with a light dinner to soak up the booze. Reserve a seat in advance via email: gardencitybrewerytour@gmail.com For a comprehensive list of Craft Brew Week events, check out: http://missoulabeerweek.com/schedule. —Jessica Mayrer

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Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ 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 510. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. 721-1312 www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mercantile Deli 119 S. Higgins Ave. 721-6372 themercantiledeli.com Located next to the historic Wilma Theater, the Merc features a relaxed atmosphere, handcrafted Paninis, Sandwiches, and wholesome Soups and Salads. Try a Monte Cristo for breakfast, a Pork Love Panini for lunch, or have us cater your next company event. Open Monday – Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Downtown delivery available. $-$$ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our allnew bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, and fresh fish daily. Delicious salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked in-house. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ 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

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Wordens. Serving progressive American food consisting of fresh house-made pastas every day, pizza, local beef, and fresh fish delivered from Taste of Alaska. New specials: burger & beer Sundays, 5-7 $9 ~ pizza & beer Tuesdays, 5-7 $10 ~ draft beers, Tuesday -Thursday, 5-6:30 $3. Business hours: Tues.- Sat. 5-10:30 pm., Sat. 10-3 pm., Sun. 5-10 pm. Authentic Thai Restaurant 221 W. Broadway 543-9966 sawaddeedowntown.com Sa Wa Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors- no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisine. Now serving beer and wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI We have quick and delicious lunch specials 6 days a week starting at $7, and are open for dinner 7 nights a week. Try our comfort food items like Pork Katsu and Chicken Teriyaki. We also offer party platters to go and catering for all culinary styles. Lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat. Dinner 5-9:30 Every Night. Corner of Pine and Higgins. Very Family Friendly. 549-7979. $$-$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 1110 Sun 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ 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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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. You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. Get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at the weekly meeting of the Treasure State Toastmasters. Community Medical Center meeting rooms. 2827 Ft. Missoula Rd. 6–7 PM. Free. Louie Bond and the Texas Playgirl do some country swangin’, people. Bitter Root Brewery, Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. 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

Black to black to black. Sheryl Hester’s “Men in Black” is part of the MAM’s Triennial exhibition, which opens with a reception Fri., May 4, from 5 to 8 PM. The exhibition is a survey of contemporary work and features 39 artists. 335 N. Pattee. Free.

border to meet one another. Gallagher Business Bldg., Rm. 122. 7 PM. Free. Jump into the fire when Burn Halo, Underride, High Voltage and Walking Corpse Syndrome bust a cap in your stahlhelm at the Dark Horse. 1805 Regent. 7 PM. $5. 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. 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 and end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., May 4, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemander c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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the ladies who make all those drinkable blessings. Wilma Theatre. This event is part of Missoula Craft Beer Week (isn’t that every week?). 8 PM. $8. missoulabeerweek.com.

Gallery, 223 W. Railroad, by way of peepholes and video art and other anxiety-inducing mediums. From 5 to 9 PM, with refreshments provided. Free. (See Art.)

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

Author and adventurist Alan Kesselheim took his kids on a lot of amazing river trips, and he chronicles how the skills learned on those trips shaped their lives. He reads from his book Let Them Paddle at Fact & Fiction at 5 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.

Indulge in topsy-turvy First Friday works for the exhibit Circuit Circus with “acts” such as iChing: A Bit of Mystery, Noveau Cirque des Images Projector Show, Augmented Mirrors, Live in 3D and Twitter-Active. At the same time, Family Friendly Friday with Kung Fu Kongress ought to make you groove. 5–8 PM. Free. (See Spotlight.) Local artists and the local childrens silently auction off their works at the Second

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.

Andrew E. Nixon is Going Coastal in his new exhibit that features the ever-changing sea. Rocky Mountain School of Photography, 216 N. Higgins. 5–8 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.

Do the housework and you may just get all arty. At least laurie e. mitchell has (she insists on lowercase for her name, btw). You can see her work made up of re-purposed messes and piles in Spring Cleaning, an exhibit at The Green Light. 301 N. Higgins. 5–8 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.

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For builders interested in strutting their stuff for a good cause, get onboard (ha!) and sign-up for the 10th Annual Boys and Girls Club Playhouse and Pet Palace Auction Fundraiser. Build something rad. Show it off at Southgate Mall. Auction it off in June. Contact Anne for specifics at 239-6505. Buh-cock! Grizzly Hackle Fly Hosts the Birdhouse Benefit, with birdhouses designed by local artists, politicians and celebs, including Bobby Hauck (jokes) and Mr. Mayor John Engen (for reals). The proceeds benefit the Clark Fork Watershed Program and birds everywhere. 215 W. Front. 5-8 PM. Free. When I was a kid we played GI Joes™. Now we have a Beginning Fencing Class for kids 6-8. Pretty sweet. 1200 Shakespeare Ste. A. $45. missoulayouthfencing.com. Missoula Adult Services hosts a First Friday event called Celebration of Recovery, with original artwork by locals, featuring drawings, sculpture and all the rest. 1315 Wyoming. 4–7 PM. Free.

nightlife Explore psychological disorders through MFA painting graduate Anna Lemnitzer’s exhibit Dysfunction at the Brunswick

The Monte Dolack Gallery celebrates our national parks with some kind prints of them pretty-as-can-be parks and tunes by the Mountain Breathers. 139 W. Front. 5–8 PM. Free.

Dylan Drecksage demonstrates his style at Butterfly Herbs this First Friday when he exhibits some new work. 232 N. Higgins. 5–8 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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The Open Aid Alliance shows off the cowbased work of artist Sean Ehlert. Get a moove on to ... nope. Go to 500 N. Higgins and check it out. 5–8 PM. Free.

Ben Malouf’s MFA Thesis Exhibition originals might just blow your brain clean in two. Apparently there are printers that can print out 3D images of things. In Malouf’s case, kinda weird, trippy things. I’m wishing my printer could kick me a sandwich right about now. Fisher Video Conferencing, 135 W. Main. 5–8 PM. Free. (See Scope.)

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.

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The Primrose Montesorri School’s Art Show at the Mercantile Deli follows the tracks of many creatures big and small and also features the music of The Lady Birds. 119 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free.

Put on your copy of “Avian Audio” and head over to the The Artists’ Shop for Birdfest 2012, which features gads of artists who have created gobs of bird-themed works. 304 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Carol Lynn Lapotka gets all your grandma’s goodies from the thrift store and makes new, rad stuff with them things. Check it out at Upcycled, 517 S. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Hellgate High Seniors do work and show you oldsters how it’s done at their annual Senior Artists Show. 2nd floor, by the place you first saw that gal rub the back of her ankle with the toe of her shoe. 5–7 PM. Free. Hamilton artist Muriel Parker breaks out the watercolors for her First Friday showing at The Frame Shop & Gallery in Hamilton. 325 Main. 5–7:30 PM. Free. Learn the secrets of journal construction at Joan Ragan Kallay’s exhibit Worthy of a Note: Handsomely Constructed Journals. Kallay uses Japanese stab bookbinding techniques. Noteworthy Paper & Press, 101 S. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Computer Central hosts Thomas Mckay’s exhibit Abstract Pointillism. Dot, dot, dot, dot, dot. 136 E. Broadway. 5–7:30 PM. Free. See a group show of nature photos this First Friday at the Montana Natural History Center. 120 Hickory. 5-8 PM. Free.

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Annual Spirit of Play Art Show over at the Downtown Dance Collective. Get a gift for mom while you’re down there. 121 W. Main. 5–8 PM. Free. Opposites, people. David Mensing shows new paintings in an exhibition called A Common Majesty at The Dana Gallery. 246 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Something wicked this way comes when sculptor Cait Finley shows off her exotic wares at Betty’s Divine, with a performance by Baby and Bukowski at 6 PM. 521 S. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. “Would somebody please stop the insanity?!” Susan Powter said to me on a plane one day. Well this would get her brows in a crux: Alligators and Gems, an art show proffering weirdness and beauty and things that “sparkle and bite,” with work by Courtney Blazon, Candice Mancini, Jessie Baldwin and Dustin Hoon. Central Bar and Grill, 143 W. Broadway. 5–8 PM. Free.

The MAM hosts the Montana Triennial: 2012, a survey exhibition with works galore by a gang of talented folks, a gallery talk by juror Keith Wells at 7 PM and tunes by Flannel Republic. 335 N. Pattee. 5–8 PM. Free. Shannon Holmes creates jewelry from resin (not that kind of resin, Chachi) and makes the world a more golden place. The Tides Gallery inside Bathing Beauties Beads, 501 S. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Check out Landlocked, a printmaker’s exhibition and portfolio exchange brought to you by the ZACC, with music by 64 Tuna and The Best Westerns. Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main. 5–8 PM. Free. Hello, it’s El 3-Oh! Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake. 5–9 PM. Free. Female forms and Asian influence are all over the work Patricia Forberg in her exhibit Plum Blossoms and Wabi Sabi at Montana Art and Framing. 709 Ronan. 5–9 PM. Free.


The UM School of Art is dropping the works of Jack Metcalf and his Pupils into the Rock Bottom Gallery (below The Top Hat) for a big old exhibition of printmaking kingand queen-ery. 5–9 PM. Free. On Deck 7 is a fundraising auction for the Montana Skate Park Association and is chock-full of rad artists and their super-rad works. Even Jeff Ament is in on the action, y’all. The Brink Gallery, 11 W. Front. 5–10 PM. Free. (See Scope.) Well ain’t this grand?! Hop aboard and take the Garden City Brewery Bus Tour, which hits up Draught Works, Bayern and the Kettlehouse. Light dinner, a pint at each brewery and a ride home are included in the cost. Meet the future missus at Caras Park at 5:15 PM sharp. $30. RSVP at gardencitybrewerytour.com. (See Happiest Hour.) Watch the man work and see if he makes a picture of a sad clown when Live Painting with Jason Bohman takes place at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5:30 PM. Free. (See Scope.) Join the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center at Zootown Brew and see the submissions for the Search for Peace Art Project. Music by Lewis and Clark Peace Choir and The Montana Women’s Chorus of Missoula. 121 W. Broadway. 5:30–7:30 PM. Free. Praise be to the people keeping history intact and praise be given to them at the Missoula Historic Preservation

Commission Awards Ceremony at the Florence Hotel in the Governor’s Room. 5:30–8 PM. Eva Champagne shows off her wicked good works of clay during her exhibition Littoral Drift at the Clay Studio. 1106 Hawthorne. 5:30–9 PM. Free. (See Scope.) 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. Two important facts. One, The Steel Toe Flos are performing their kind of Americana at Sotto Voce Boutique this First Friday. Two, I know one of them! 121 S. Higgins. 6–8 PM. Free. Michael Rees shares “some photography, a bit of Graphite, a little watercolor and a splinter of wood” at the River’s Mist Gallery in Stevi. Up-and-comer EJ Hanson joins him. 317 Main. 6–9 PM. Free. Burlesco is joined by Sean Gaskell, who plays the West African kora, and Flashback. 7 PM. Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman. $3. ¡Que bueno!, esta Cuatro De Mayhem at the Glacier Ice Rink and that means the Brawlin’ Mollies are taking on Couer D’Alene’s Snake Pit Hissfits. Don’t you wish this were on ice, with blades? 6 PM. $15/$10 general, kids 10 and under free.

Find us in local produce departments and at Farmers Markets in Missoula and Hamilton, starting Saturday May 5th. CSA shares available at Garden City Harvest and Western Montana Growers Co-op

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The Called To Love Tour features music by Downhere, Aaron Shust and Jason Gray. 7 PM. Wilma Theatre. $5. Cruise to Garden of Read’n for tix.

Blue and The Vagus Nerve are back at the Dark Horse for your dancin’ and drinkin’ pleasure. Show them some love, k? 1805 Regent. 9 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.

Make sweet love to the dance floor when Sho Down performs country tunes for you and the guy who works at Best Buy. Sunrise Saloon, 100 Strand. 9:30 PM. Free.

David Cobb of the national Move to Amend coalition is the guest of the Missoula Moves to Amend organization and he is here to talk about why Citizens United needs to go away forever. UM Clapp Bldg. Rm. 131. 7 PM. Free.

Stay out the trees if you’re nummy num-num pears when The Fruit Bats come to town for a night of indie-folk rockin’ and fruit chompin’, with Pure Bathing Culture and Mountain Breathers. The Top Hat. 10 PM. $14/$12 adv.

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. 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. Carbo load on positivity with Chereal when they perform at the Eagles Lodge. 2430 South Ave. 8 PM-1 AM. Free. Slap on them robot walkers and get funked up on the funky-folk of the Franklin Street Free For All. Symes Hot Springs Hotel. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. Dance with your English Lit prof. with little or no shame when ‘60s soul-music makers Zeppo, MT play the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Boo-hoo, ol’ Bridgebuilder is playing their last local show EVER!, with Shramarama and Satans’s Slave. Come sing along one last time. VFW, 245 W. Main. 9 PM. $3. Peanut Butter Wolf ain’t no chocolate-eatin’ puppy, but he’s bringing his sweet VJ/DJ mixing and trip-fantastic jams to the Palace, with locals sAuce, Illegitimate Children, Shaymulssly Elliterate and M-AD. $12/$10 adv. at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s, with a $5 surcharge for you know who.

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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.

Help me Obe Won, the I’ll House You special edition, May the Fourth Be With You: 2nd Annual Death Star Disco with DJs Kris Moon, Commodore 69 Daniel Coda and Milkcrate Mechanic, takes place at the Palace. 9 PM. Free.

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Help support the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Trading Post during the Fort Connah Open House Rendezvous, which encourages old-timey dress, camping and black powder action. Located 6 miles north of St. Ignatius at mile post 39. Call Scott at 381-0759 for more info. Five Valleys Audubon would like you to greet the spring arrivals during their all-day foray to Brown’s Lake. Waterfowl, cranes and curlews are scheduled for arrival. Meet at the UM Field House parking lot at 8 AM. For more info., call 549-5632. Missoula, load up your canvas bags, get on your bikes and go aglancin’ at the people. The Clark Fork Market is open for business, with produce, music, edibles and more. Under the Higgins Ave. bridge. 8 AM–1 PM. 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 a look at some good woodcarvings at the Western Montana Woodcarvers’ Show. Western

Montana Fairgrounds, Home Arts Bldg. 9 AM–5 PM. $3. Learn how and why vainglorious explorers and good eggs put names to places in the Bitterroot Valley at the Daly Mansion lecture What’s in a Name?, with Bruce Gould. 251 Eastside Hwy. 10 AM. Free. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. Step one: Admit you have a problem (usually it’s a propensity for exaggeration and/or filling out dream journals). Step two: Attend Writers Anonymous, an adult writing workshop in the Missoula Public Library boardroom. 10 AM–Noon. Free. 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. Learn to hunt like a truffle pig at the Nine-Mile Spring Mushroom Workshop led by Garden City Fungi. Nine-Mile Community Center. 10 AM–2 PM. Call 626-5757 for more info. The Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Group is holding the event Community Stewardship in Our Own Backyard, which teaches people the differences between intact and degraded habitat and how to improve things in general with a bit of planting action. Greenough Park Pavilion, 1629 Monroe. 10 AM–3 PM. The Last Best Print Fest takes place all day at Zoo City Apparel as part of Cinco De Mega and shows you how to do screen and relief printing with help from ZCA and the ZACC crew. Bring the kids! Onward to Awesometown! Bring a T-shirt and they’ll put something rad on it. 139 E. Main. 11 AM– 5 PM. The guild that sews together, stays together, so join Selvedge Studio at its monthly Modern Quilt Guild for beginners and pros alike. 509 S. Higgins Ave. 12–5 PM. $20 (first few sign-ups are free). Join artists featured in the Montana Triennial: 2012 for a panel siscussion on the aesthetics of the exhibition. MAM, 335 N. Pattee. 1 PM. Free. Become the local expert on all things Milltown at the Milltown State Park Bluff Tour. Catch the ASUM bus at the E. Broadway Park


and Ride at 1 PM or at the ShaRon Fishing Access at 1:15 PM. Free. MCAT presents two film festivals at the Missoula Public Library. First, the 10th Annual High School Film Festival at 1:30 PM. Second, entrants of the Do It in 72 Contest are screened at 3:30 PM. Filmmakers can win money and someone is bound to cry. 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 PARTV Center. 2 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. 2 PM. $15-$21. Put down your one-hitter and take up the cause at the 14th Annual Global Cannabis March, which begins at Jacob’s Island and makes its way to the Missoula County Courthouse. 4 PM.

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Three out of fedora ain’t bad. Screen Door Porch plays some friendly ol’ Americana at The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St., on Thu., May 3, at 10 PM. Free.

Spring: A Gastropunk Total Fest XI Fundraiser hits Zoo City Apparel in conjunction with Cinco De Mega. All ages performances by Vera and I Hate Your Girlfriend begin at 5 PM. Gnargnar grub by Burns St. Bistro from 5-10 PM. 139 E. Main.

Hey Democrats, time to get together for an evening of like-mindedness during the Carol & Pat Williams Dinner in the Governor’s Room at the Florence Building. Scheduled speakers include Nancy Keenan, Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester and AG Steve Bullock. Denny

Rehberg will be circling the block in a leased SUV. $75 for the hosts’ reception/$45 for dinner. Call Shannon for more info. at 543-0286. John Floridis fills your Saturday with songs and such at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5–8 PM. Free.

Have a sip of wine and take in all Britchy has to offer when they perform at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Tasting Room. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5–9 PM. Free. Embrace the light during The Light Show, a fundraiser for Living Art of Montana that features live

BETTY’S DIVINE 521 S. Higgins, 721-4777 First Friday at Betty's Witness exotic creatures and their even stranger needs. This First Friday at Betty's Divine features the work of Cait Finley. Finely’s sculpture examines the natural worlds adaptation to man's pervasive existence. Join us from 5-8 for wine and Bernice's goodies. Local duo Baby & Bukowski will perform at 6. CLAY STUDIO 1106 A Hawthorne, 543-0509 In culmination of a two-year residency, Eva Champagne will share her recent series of ceramic sculptures in an exhibition titled Littoral Drift. This exhibit of biomorphic sculptures is an exploration of the seemingly paradoxical coexistence of resilience and fragility within a symbolically marginal setting. LIVING ART OF MONTANA 549-5329 Living Art of Montana's 8th Annual "The Light Show" fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn features unique lamps and pieces that emphasize "light" created by regional artists for live and silent auctions. Limited tickets available ~ call 549-5329. See the fabulous art work at www.livingartofmontana.org. NOTEWORTHY PAPER & PRESS 101 Higgins, 541-6683 Noteworthy Paper & Press welcomes bookbinding artist Joan Ragan Kállay of Aunt Joan Productions. Her exhibit Worthy of a Note; Handsomely Constructed Journals will be on display this First Friday from 5 to 8PM. Joan will also be doing a demonstration of Japanese stab bookbinding techniques. Join us for this amazing collection of works, as well as light snacks and wine at 101 S. Higgins, near the Wilma. SUSHI HANA DOWNTOWN 403 N. Higgins, 549-7979 Mandy Moonbird displays "Visions of Nature," at Sushi Hana for First Friday. Her work consists of colorful and free-flowing paintings of sacred animals and symbols which she produces live at local events. Opening 5-8pm Friday, May 4th, 2012. Showing through May 31st.

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Choices in Recovery Wednesday, May 9th 2012 Dinner 6:00 p.m. • Speech 6:30-7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Downtown, Garden City Parlor B

An educational program designed to empower people living with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. Michael Fuller, MD, will present the program titled "Relapse Awareness and Management Strategies." Dr. Fuller is from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tex.

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and silent auctions of light-producing objects produced by regional artists, a sit-down dinner and entertainments, of course. Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve. 5:45 PM. $60 pp/$450 for table of eight/$540 for a table of ten. livingartofmontana.org. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. A bunch of rag-tag musicians with who knows what kind of instruments get together on the first Sat. of every month for The Bitterroot Valley Good-Time Jamboree, a musical concert with Scatter the Mud from 7–9:30 PM at The Grange Hall, 1436 South 1st St. Call Clem at 961-4949. 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

draw a tree from memory, and then go out and draw a particular tree? You’d be surprised by how the particulars make the picture so much better. Finn goes beyond being the observer who sees himself as separate from nature. For instance, picking up a hitchhiker, “a Blackfeet man by the name of Tony Cutfinger,” isn’t a tangent to the story of snowy owls who “swivel their hunters heads” and “blink their telescoping eyes.” And you get why there’s a connection by the end of the essay. If you’ve been paying attention to Western nature writing, you might recognize a few of these 29 micro-essays from Big Sky Journal or Montana Magazine. They seem even more powerful together in one animal kingdom. Finn is good with philosophy here, too. Over-used metaphors about grains of sand in the hourglass are almost too much. Fortunately, just when it starts to get a little too cheesy, Finn cuts back to the animal at hand: “Sandhill cranes pedaling their wings...beyond them the horizon stretched for miles, the air above milk blue.” And then he ends with copper light filling the cab of his truck, and “another day had slipped by.” Aha! See what he’s doing there? This is where the sands of time creep back in with exacting, unforced sorrow. I love that. Finn manages, in incredible brevity, to give us enchanting—even, helpful—insight into wild animals, and into good nature writing, as well.

PM. $20/ $16 seniors and students/$10 kids 12 and under. umtheatredance.org. Ladies arm wrasslin’ is about to get real at Viva la GCLAW, an armbending event to raise funds for Total Fest XI, with performances by Bellatrix and tunes by Monks on Fire. Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main. 7:30 PM. $2. 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. Snort up all the tea in the cupboard and head to the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs to hear the tunes of Andrea Harsell. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo will tell you that Washington Middle School ain’t no joke man during 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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Sweat to the oldies and make eyes at the cuties when Russ Nasset & The Revelators perform for you and your dancin’ feet at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Take the shuttle out to the Lumberjack Saloon and fool around with a gal from Elk City, Idaho, while Cold Hard Cash pays fine tribute to Johnny Cash. 9 PM. Free. Party all night and party til dawn at the Dusk Til Dawn dancefest with DJs Commodore 69, Ebola Syndrome, Come Se Va, Kris Moon, Tak 45 and Hotpantz. American Legion Hall, 825 Ronan. From dusk until dawn, seriously. 18 plus, $10. Alcohol for those 21 plus. Stand by for heavy rolls, shipmate, cuz Tidal Horn is having a CD release party with help from rockin’ noodlers and shredinators Bacon & Egg and the Red Carpet Devils. 9 PM. $5. The Brick Room hosts a Latin Dance Night for all you salsa and


merengue and reggaeton fans. Music by DJ Hart. Lesson at 8 PM. Passionate dancing from 9 PM–2 AM. The event benefits the Missoula International School. $16 per couple/$10 singles. 121 W. Main. ddcmontana.com. Boot scoot on down to the Sunrise Saloon and do some dancin’ and pants romancin’ with the Mark Duboise Band. 1805 Regent St. 9:30 PM. Free. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at Feruqi’s. 10 PM. Free. Call 728-8799. Join the Phat Conductor, Ill Gates, for a night of hip-hop and whatnot at The Top Hat. 10 PM. Cost TBD. Metal jokesters Pychostick return to MSO along with Downtown Brown. Plus locals Blessiddoom and Undun. Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman. $15/$10 adv., available at Bodega or Monk’s.

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. Open up and say ahh, cuz the Mountain Breathers are doing music at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 4–7 PM. Free.

nightlife The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight, plus live jazz & DJs, during the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Josh Farmer, The Vanguard Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free.

Cinco De Mega wraps up with the late-night portion of Rites of Spring: A Gastropunk Fundraiser for Total Festfest XI at the VFW, with performances by Shane Hickey and Jerry, Spirit Hole and The Magpies. 245 W. Main. 10 PM. $3/$2 with wristband from GCLAW event.

Well-liked by the internets and adored by fans of psych-pop garagitude, Ty Segall, of the San Fancisco Segalls, performs with White Fence and lovely locals Needlecraft. Badlander. 9 PM. $10/$5 surcharge for those 18-20.

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Leave the vainglorius etymologies and bellocose verbiage behind and join 50,000 humans for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday Run, 12K of mellow and one wicked hill. Starts at 8:40 AM (PST). Go to bloomsdayrun.org to register.

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The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380.

Those looking for mother-to-mother breast feeding support can find it when the La Leche League meets every first Mon. of the month at 10 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W., and on the third Mon. of the month at 6 PM in the small meeting room of the Missoula Public Library. Free. Children and babies are always welcome. Blue Mountain Clinic, along with the Missoula AIDS Council, offers free, anonymous and blood-free HIV testing. 610 N. California. 1–4 PM. Free. Call 721-1646. For all those affected by epilepsy, come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent Living Center. 700 SW Higgins. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707. 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. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. See what’s new on the menu and listen to the delights of The Captain Wilson Conspiracy at the Red Bird Wine Bar. 111 N. Higgins. 7–10 PM. Free. Prepare for the Metropolitan Opera’s four-part performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle by checking out the documentary Wagner’s Dream, which chronicles the creation of Robert Lepage’s new production. Music Recital Hall. $10/$9

The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. Get a look at some good woodcarvings at the Western Montana Woodcarvers’ Show. Western Montana Fairgrounds, Home Arts Bldg. 11:30 AM–4 PM. $3. 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

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SPOTLIGHT step right up The circus can be as beautiful as it is spooky. There is grace in the movement of the aerialists. There are loud, clumsy clowns. There are oddities of strength and appearance. The various forms and colors are attractive to us as young people and as adults, particularly to artists who find the grotesque intriguing and inspiring. From spooky sad clown portraits hanging in your grandma’s bathroom to dogs playing poker in clown suits, artists have used the circus to create otherworldly works. Now four UM Media Arts School graduate students have themselves been inspired to create their own virtual circus. Circuit Circus is an interactive audio-visual mind, umm, freak. Charles Rafferty’s Twitter-Active WHAT: Circuit Circus WHO: Amanda Determan, Justin Lewis, Charles Rafferty and Louey Winkler WHEN: Fri., May 4, from 5 PM to 8 PM WHERE: The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. HOW MUCH: Free encourages the audience to tweet their favorite circus memories. Then, in near-realtime, a computer program breaks up the words within the tweets and

seniors/free for UM students. morrisproductions.org.

for a complete schedule or call 728-9380.

Don’t just express yourself, be expressive at the ZACC’s weekly, one-hour poetry workshop. 235 N. 1st St. 8 PM. Free.

The Cultural and Art History Club of Whitefish meets to discuss the only things that matter, like Johannes Vermeer. Stumptown Art Studio. 10–12 PM.

Bwork, bwork, worble-worble, you guessed it: Milkcrate Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic presents Missoula Area Dubstep (MAD) Monday, a night of dubstep with local DJs Logisticalone, Osiris, Primecutz and the Milkcrate Mechanic. Palace. 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR. Open Mic with PD Lear at the VFW seems like a fine idea, especially with 2 for 1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. 10 PM. Free.

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The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com

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creates images based on those words. The images are then projected onto the dance floor as Kung Fu Kongress jams away during their Family Friendly Friday set and children swirl about (it is a circus after all). Don’t try any swears, smart guys, or you’ll be seeing a lot of unicorn imagery. Things get weird as Justin Lewis’ work, Noveau Cirque Des Images Projector Show, morphs the audience into projected light. Of course, there is a fortune teller, the I Ching and some “augmented mirrors” based on some tripped out 3D technology that are bound to warp your visual sense of self. Much like the “real” circus, Circuit Circus thrives off of the audience’s reaction but even more so from audience participation and interaction. If these Media Arts students could only make a virtual elephant that soaked the audience with a snout full of virtual water. If only.

Make it happen, for Fun with Yoga at the Families First Children’s Museum might work for you and the kids. 11 AM. 225 W. Front. $4.25. 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. Turns out high-altitude ice patches are great places to find old stuff, specifically because they don’t move like glaciers do. So the Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit would like to talk about the effects of cli-

–Jason McMackin

mate change on the archeology of ice patches. 4:30 PM. UC Rms. 332-333. Free.

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. The Candidates’ Forum at Valley Christian School hosts a variety of candidates, including those vying for County Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, State Senate and State Reps. 2526 Sunset Ln. (in the auditorium). 6–9 PM. Contact Gloria for more info. at 251-5961.


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 children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for schedule or call 728-9380. Charles Finn tells the tales of 29 wildlife encounters in his book Wild Delicate Seconds with nary a mauling in sight. He reads from it at Fact & Fiction and is joined by cover artist Claire Emery. 5 PM. Free. (See Spotlight.) Irish in Unlikely Places is a program given by Dr. David Emmons for the W. Montana Genealogical Society Meeting. And let me tell you, the jokes were too easy and mostly racist. Missoula Public Library, Large Meeting Rm. 7 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. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. What vainglorious general had an affair with a girl nicknamed “Dimples” in 1929? (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. Get hip to the lingo but don’t pet my dingo when 907Britt performs at the Badlander’s Live and Local Night. 10 PM. Free.

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for three nights, with a field course the morning of Sat., May 12. To register, go to fwp.mt.gov or call 542-5518. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380.

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 The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. Part I of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, The Rhine Gold, is performed by the Metropolitan Opera and the gods of Valhalla be a-clashin’. Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. $15/$14 seniors/free for UM students (go to UM School of Music front office). morrisproductions.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. Warlords of rawk and purveyors of reeking riffage American Falcon stalk the drippy confines of the Palace and stomp guts along with heavy rockers Swamp Ritual and The Chalfonts. 9 PM. $5. Pub trivia answer: General Douglas MacArthur. There ain’t much better than the Adam Ezra Group, who perform at The Top Hat. 10 PM. $5.

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The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. The North Valley Family Center’s Welcome Baby Meeting gives

you a chance to handle your own business after the little one arrives, because if you don’t take care of you who will? 5501 Hwy. 93. Ste. 3. 10 AM–Noon. Free. The Riverfront Neighborhood Council Meeting and Soup Social takes place from 4:30–6 PM at the Montana Natural History Center. Let’s talk traffic and playground equipment. 120 Hickory.

nightlife Dudes, come get your climb on during Freestone Climbing’s Dude’s Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. Find how to support the College of Technology and keep the UM Golf Course during a meeting at the Sentinel High School Cafeteria. 5:30–6:30 PM. Always wondering who is doing all that wharbling or going “caw-cawcaw”? Head to the Ft. Missoula Native Plant Gardens and find out who the bastages are that make all that noise during the Beginning Bird Identification Party. Binocs provided. 5:30-7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. Listen like thieves when Three Eared Dog gets their blues on over at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5:30–8 PM. Free. Get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at the weekly meeting of the Treasure State Toastmasters. Community Medical Center meeting rooms. 2827 Ft. Missoula Rd. 6–7 PM. Free. Hey fellow lovers of knowledge and spirituality and the Root, this month’s Bitterroot Public Library Fellowship Club meeting is Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears with Buddhism teacher Pema Chadron. 6–7:30 PM. Free.

First Annual Holistic Health Fair Saturday, May 12 • 11am-7pm Admission is FREE! Drawings, snacks and hourly presentations by practitioners Indulge, Relax and Heal with sessions from local practitioners.

Enjoy: Ayurveda • Acupuncture Aqua-Chi Detox Foot Baths • Nutritional Consulting BodyTalk • Reiki • Chair Massage Herbal medicine and much, much more! Hosted by: Red Willow Center • 825 West Kent, Missoula For more info call Kathy at 406-880-2639

John Smith gets multi-intrumental and all sorts of positive when he performs at the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. The 35th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival takes place throughout the day and evening. Check wildlifefilms.wordpress.com for a complete schedule or call 728-9380. Stephen F. Siebert discusses his book Nature and Culture of Rattan, which looks at how the rattan palm was and is used by cultures that live in tropical forests. I suspect some bad news. Fact & Fiction. 7 PM. Free. This American Life Live returns to the big screen via simulcast. See what kind of suit Ira wears and see your liberal arts-degreed friends in the intimate environs of the Roxy

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Theater. 7 PM. $16/$14/$11. Tickets available at Rockin Rudy’s and Shakespeare & Co. 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.

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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. Show ‘em how to do the Ploughman’s Rag when Josh Farmer performs tunes for the whole dang lot at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Hi-fi man-noise purveyors Total Combined Weight are joined by some fly ladies and dudes at Ladies’ Night during their VFW Residency Series Week One, with the yummy Needlecraft, the highly dee-lish Vera and the crack-a-lackin’ I Hate Your Girlfriend. 245 W. Main. 9 PM. Free. What do ya know? Party Trained is doing work down at the Sunrise Saloon. 1100 Strand. 9 PM. Free.

Rave up and be the hotsteppa with a flair for being awesome and glove dancin’ at Synergy Sessions with DJs Kris Moon, Tahjbo/Paradigm Shift, Ishvara and Logisticalone. 9 PM. Free. Sho Down makes Pulse into a country bumpkin’s delight, with hay bales and all. Bring your hat and a tailgate to set on. Press Box, 835 E. Broadway. 9 PM. Free. It’s better than no cake at all when Yesterday’s Cake performs at the Dark Horse Bar. 1805 Regent. 9 PM. Free. Close your eyes and hear the man in black when the Cold Hard Cash Show comes to The Top Hat with Bozeman’s The Mustache Bandits. 10 PM. Cost TBD. The sun is out, then it’s not. It’s cold and it’s warm. It’s up and it’s down. It’s like a Katy Perry song up in this piece. Never fear, though, there is too much to do, just pick one and do it. Send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., May. 4 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.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH I t’s spring. Lady Slippers are appearing on hillsides. Cats are staring at squirrels from the safety of the front porch. And the bears are up and about. That’s great about the bears and all. Unless you’re a ‘Snaker who consistently leaves trash outdoors or owns an apple tree with a few rotten cores mingling among the blades of revitalized grass. Rather than pooh-pooh the bears’ arrival, we should celebrate it. After all, they were here first and they are still a powerful reminder of how amazing the wild world is. Imagine if you slept for a week, let alone if you slept for three months, and awoke to the smell of people-food wafting through the air. Even the garbage might smell gourmet at that point. To honor the power and spirit of the bear, the Great Bear Foundation holds an annual International Multicultural Bear Welcoming with events in Missoula,

at the Kicking Horse Powwow and at Glacier Park. The foundation’s goal is for people to coexist with bears: We learn to live with them rather than vice versa. One way to do that is to check out the Bear Foods Buffet and Rattlesnake Creek Walk. Attendees can join GBF president Chuck Jonkel on a walk along the creek, where he’ll talk about the emerging spring bear foods. Afterward, a “bear foods buffet” of nettles, berries, elk, and fiddleheads is served while various speakers discuss the cultural and ecological roles of bears. Sounds like a beary good time. The Great Bear Foundation’s Bear Foods Buffet & Rattlesnake Creek Bear Walk takes place at the Greenough Park Picnic Shelter, Fri., May 4, at 5 PM. $20 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. Visit greatbear.org for more info.

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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.

FRIDAY MAY 4 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.

SATURDAY MAY 5 Help support the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Trading Post during the Fort Connah Open House Rendezvous, which encourages old-timey dress, camping and black powder action. Located 6 miles north of St. Ignatius at mile post 39. Call Scott at 381-0759 for more info. Five Valleys Audubon would like you to greet the spring arrivals during their all-day foray to Brown’s Lake. Waterfowl, cranes and curlews are scheduled for arrival. Meet at the UM Field House parking lot at 8 AM. For more info., call 549-5632. Learn to hunt like a truffle pig at the Nine-Mile Spring Mushroom Workshop led by Garden City Fungi. Nine-Mile Community Center. 10 AM–2 PM. Call 626-5757 for more info. The Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Group is holding the

event Community Stewardship in Our Own Backyard, which teaches people the differences between intact and degraded habitat and how to improve things in general with a bit of planting action. Greenough Park Pavilion, 1629 Monroe. 10 AM–3 PM. Become the local expert on all things Milltown at the Milltown State Park Bluff Tour. Catch the ASUM bus at the E. Broadway Park and Ride at 1 PM or at the Sha-Ron Fishing Access at 1:15 PM. Free.

SUNDAY MAY 6 Leave the vainglorius etymologies and bellocose verbiage behind and join 50,000 humans for Spokane’s annual Bloomsday Run, 12K of mellow and one wicked hill. Starts at 8:40 AM (PST). Go to bloomsdayrun.org to register. 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.

MONDAY MAY 7 At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave. to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com.

WEDNESDAY MAY 9 Hunter’s Education at Seeley Lake begins today from 6–9 PM for three nights, with a field course the morning of Sat., May 12. To register, go to fwp.mt.gov or call 542-5518.

THURSDAY MAY 10 Dudes, come get your climb on during Freestone Climbing’s Dude’s Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. Always wondering who is doing all that wharbling or going “caw-caw-caw”? Head to the Ft. Missoula Native Plant Gardens and find out who the bastages are that make all that noise during the Beginning Bird Identification Party. Binocs provided. 5:30-7:30 PM. $5 suggested donation. calendar@missoulanews.com

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New tricks On Deck 7 shows skateboard art gone wild by Skylar Browning

For the past seven years, the Montana Skatepark Association has mailed out blank skateboard decks to artists and waited to see what came back. More often than not, the return packages offered bizarre discovery after delightfully bizarre discovery. Each artist received the same thing—just the blank deck, nothing else—but managed to turn it into a reflection of his or her own aesthetic. “I’ve said it before, but I feel like the show mimics skateboarding in that everyone gets the same tool, but each one does something different with it,” says Andy Kemmis, who’s been involved with the On Deck art auction since its inception. “You get to see so many different styles and techniques, just like you would among a group of riders at the skatepark. There doesn’t seem to be any limit to what people think of each year.” On Deck 7, which debuts May 4 during a First Friday reception at the Brink Gallery, is no exception to what’s become one of Missoula’s more anticipated and unusual annual art shows. Among the 40 boards on display and up for auction this year is a sculpture by Missoula woodworker Taylor Haworth of what looks like a mutated aardvark head—or is it “ALF” from the old TV series?—mounted on a blood red-stained deck; it’s titled “Larry.” There’s also an acrylic landscape by Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Spoor called “The Tourists,” with a deep blue sea, a sky full of thick clouds and a solitary teddy bear clutching a floating balloon. Andrea Leggitt of Missoula’s Salty and Sweet Design used a 300-pound laser cutter to carve mechanical renderings of vintage cameras into her deck. Loryn Zerr, also from Missoula, created something that doesn’t even look like it’s for the same exhibition: a profile of Pele, the Hawaiian god of fire, cut out from the original deck so the god’s hand extends beyond the end of the board, dangling a pendant in the air. Zerr’s piece also features an erupting volcano, with the smoke made of twisted wire. “We’re never quite sure what we’re going to get and there’s a certain faith that goes along with working with the artists,” says Kemmis. “But, like with Nathan, who’s done the show before, we opened it this year and were like, ‘Yep, that’s going to get some attention. That’s going to raise some money.’” In the seven years the MSA has run the auction, the

event’s prestige among the artistic and skateboarding communities has grown. That means more artists applying to be involved—the MSA had to choose from among nearly 100 applications this year—and a consistently high-quality show. “I feel like that’s the thing that’s changed the most since we started—the level of the artists and their boards has been well and above awesome,” says Chris Bacon, president of the MSA. No other name this year signifies the event’s rise better than internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Haroshi. Anonymous local art collectors purchased “Middle Finger,” one of his signature sculptures—a fire hydrant made entirely of recycled skateboard decks, fused together like a mosaic—from a Los Angeles art show earlier this year, and donated the piece for display during On Deck 7. The piece, as is customary with all of Haroshi’s work, includes a hidden metal skateboard piece in the center that’s intended to give it a “soul.” As a bonus, once Haroshi heard of the Missoula event, he sent a number of signed, limited-edition prints of the sculpture for the auction. In addition to Haroshi, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament continued his involvement with the show this year. The local shredder—he has a skatepark at his Missoula home—offered up a deck he designed himself and that will adorn the cover of his upcoming solo album. Even with the bigger names and established artists, Kemmis and Bacon say they’ve worked hard to maintain the event’s local focus. “We walk a line every year, and make sure there are always some new names and a lot of Montana artists,” says Kemmis. “I think as long as everyone keeps coming up with new ideas for what to do with a piece of a skateboard, we’ll be in good shape.” The Brink Gallery, 111 W. Front St., hosts an opening reception for On Deck 7 Friday, May 4, beginning at 5 p.m. Bidding ends on Friday, but the exhibition will be on display throughout the month. Proceeds from the auction will pay for new features and repairs at the MOBASH Skatepark. Visit montanaskatepark.org/ondeck for more information. sbrowning@missoulanews.com

Ben Malouf’s 3-D art

Four other First Friday finds Ben Malouf is a little like Scotty from “Star Trek,” except instead of beaming things from place to place he hits “print” on a 3-D printer and can recreate almost anything in plastic. It’s weird, and must be seen to be believed. Lucky for us, the Media Arts graduate student has an exhibition of his 3-D printed sculptures, and a live demonstration of his futuristic process, at Fisher Video Conferencing, 135 W. Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m.

Music-fusion painting is not nearly as complex as it sounds—or as complex as 3-D printing, for that matter—but it’s still a sight to see. It’s basically fine art as performance, and in this case Jason Bohman, who has painted alongside local bands Miller Creek, Zeppo MT and Butter, will be working live on stage at Draught Works, 915 Toole Ave, from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Eva Champagne caps her two-year residency at the Clay Studio of Missoula with an exhibition titled Littoral Drift. The title has to do with tides and currents, and her ceramic work has a distinctly quirky, definitively aquatic vibe. Opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 9, with the show on display through May 25. The Clay Studio is located at 1106 Hawthorne St.

This one means a little something to the Independent: Former editorial intern Kyle Lehman suffered a traumatic brain injury earlier this year while biking across the country. Local artists are holding an auction to benefit the Kyle Lehman Recovery Fund at Hellgate Cyclery, 316 N. Higgins (in the alley), beginning at 5 p.m.


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Consider the art on Tidal Horn’s new album: A yeti, its mouth bloodied from biting a mountain goat, waves the rock horns. On the back cover: A creature with a skull for a head, devil horns and mermaid body hoists a severed head. In other words, Tidal Horn enjoys glorious over-the-topness. Last year, the Indy picked Tidal Horn for Missoula’s Best New Band, and this album bolsters that decision. The first track, “Yeti,” sounds like an epic Viking journey through stormy seas and ice-capped mountains. But the Missoula band is flexible. “Burn It Down,” at least in the beginning, evokes UK garage rock, then slithers into a momentary mathy breakdown before it winds back into a Sabbath-like metal realm. Guitarists Kyle McCann and Sam Kaley boldly go

Ty Segall Ty Segall is an insanely prolific indie songwriter in the tradition of Jay Reatard, which makes the question of what to expect from him a little difficult to answer. Expect more songs. “Goodbye Bread,” from his 2011 album of the same name, sounds like John Lennon overdosed on ketamine during the verse part of “Revolution.” “My Head Explodes,” from the same album, is less mellow, dirging toward a hoarse grunge chorus in a way that recalls early Beck B-sides.

Peanut Butter Wolf Los Angeles’ Peanut Butter Wolf is the benevolent puppet master of American independent hip-hop. You might not recognize him, but he’s been making beats, putting out records and working stealthily behind the scenes of the genre since the late 1980s. In 1996, he founded Stones Throw Records, one of the most prominent indie hip-hop labels in America. Here’s another reason why he’s a big deal: He tours the world as a DJ/VJ and offers an audio/visual experience that’s simple but astounding in its execution. The last time he was here, in 2009, he delivered a flawless mix of music videos dating from the 1950s to the present. He played classic pop tunes that your daddy probably awkwardly danced to in middle school, and then took viewers on a trip through the 1960s by drop-

Fruit Bats “You’re Too Weird,” from last year’s Fruit Bats album, Tripper (Sub Pop), is a musical Rorschach test. If you like its pathogenically catchy melody and ’70s Photo courtesy of Annie Beedy shuffle, you are still capable of experiencing fun. If all you hear is the falsetto, you may be the music fan equivalent of the guy who sees every ink blot as a pile of dead puppies. Admitted: Fruit Bats is not a particularly serious band. Also admitted: frontman Eric Johnson is a mem-

haywire with their guitar solos on almost every track. Kaley’s disciplinarian vocals, especially on “Line Em Up,” are delightfully slowburning, even when he’s barking commands. Plus, there’s a sweet hint of mocking charm. “Dead Ridge” kicks off with an amazing and sort of hilarious hawk-like falsetto scream. I don’t mean it’s silly, I mean it’s awesomely outrageous in a Dio kind of way. Tales of mythical beasts and other lore involving flashing daggers and boiling tides deserve nothing less. (Erika Fredrickson) Tidal Horn plays a CD release party at the Palace Sat., May 5, at 9 PM with Bacon & Egg and Red Carpet Devils. $5. Somehow, despite their obvious differences, both of these songs sound unmistakably the same. A big part of that comes from Segall’s skillful lo-fi production. By recording the drums, guitars and vocals himself, he invests each song with an emotional unity that makes it satisfyingly poppy no matter how jangling and dissonant the arrangement. Whether he can achieve the same effect live, with, like, a band and stuff, is another question. It’s worth the gamble to find out, though, as YouTube evidence suggests that the worst Ty Segall can be is very loud. On Sunday he plays the Palace, where loud is part of the decor. Go see a talented singer-songwriter perform music that is relentlessly his own. (Dan Brooks) Ty Segall plays the Palace Sunday, May 6, at 9 PM with White Fence and Needlecraft. $10.

ping heady psych rock jams and epic metal tracks like Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” He also spun old school hip-hop hits from groups like Public Enemy, along Photo courtesy of Jeremy Deputat with more recent rap cuts from the Beastie Boys. He rocked the party with his adroit skills and clever pairing of disparate genres, so I’d expect him to tear it up when he returns to town this week. (Ira Sather-Olson) Peanut Butter Wolf plays the Badlander Friday, May 4, at 9 PM with locals sAuce, Illegitimate Children, Shaymlusly Elliterate and M-AD. $12/$10 advance at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s.

ber of The Shins, making him complicit in one of the most resentable pop phenomena of the last decade. If you love hate, you will hear in Fruit Bats the noodling guitar and modal progressions that lent The Shins and Wilco and Steely Dan an essential sameness. But if you love love, as a dwindling number of music aficionados do, you’ll recognize the insouciance that gives Fruit Bats songs what every good pop single has: fun. I’m issuing an ultimatum, in other words. Fruit Bats play The Top Hat on Friday with the also delightful True Bathing Culture. Go find out if you need music to be art, or if you can still just bob your head and enjoy yourself. (Dan Brooks) Fruit Bats play The Top Hat Friday, May 4, at 9 PM with True Bathing Culture and Mountain Breathers. $14 day of show/$12 advance.

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An important influence was Charlotte PerkinsGilman. Her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is about the mounting madness of a woman who's been locked in a room by her husband. As a result, some of the earliest works included in Dysfunction are drawn wallpapers and manipulated domestic objects that illustrate various manifestations of mental disorder. But Lemnitzer’s connection to mental disorders runs deeper than just a 19th century work of fiction. She’s also motivated by her own “massive anxiety” and by her connections to people—friends, family members, fellow art school students—who have been deeply affected by mental illness. “I had a friend who was murdered by a woman who was obsessed with him,” she says. “And then a friend was killed in the Gabriel Gifffords shooting. That was all in the same year, actually, so I have kind of a bigger connection.… So trying be okay with people and myself is a big deal. I stopped doing art for a little bit after that stuff happened. I was like, ‘I don’t really know if I want to do this anymore.’” When she returned to her work, she aimed for art that went beyond the decorative and encouraged “empathy and understanding.” Part of doing so is making people uncomfortable. Dysfunction will include a number of videos that can only be viewed through The video “A Room of His Own” is part of Anna Lemnitzer’s exhibipeepholes. It’s an awkward tion on abnormal psychology. set-up, but that's the point. fact that it contains no conventional paintings isn’t per- “They might get uncomfortable with other people waitversity. It’s a combination of convenience—she’s a stu- ing [for a turn to look],” she says, “but I kind of want dent in the painting department, so her show has to be that anxiety.” of paintings—and of her genuine and sustained effort Some are found videos that have been edited, to push her work beyond the boundaries of a canvas. looped and layered. Others are disturbing performancWhen she first arrived in Missoula from Tucson, es done by the artist, her brother and others. “The Ariz., where she’d been teaching high school art, she videos are usually anxiety rituals,” she says. “There’s was interested in the kind of painting you do with paint this disorder called dermatillomania, where they pick on a two-dimensional plane. off their skin. So I did a piece where I simulated that.... “Then I started looking at landscape and rock for- And then another you’ll look in and there will be mations and I was interested in the fractures of the sound—but I don’t want to tell everything. I want peolandscape, so I started doing that but everybody kept ple to just see it.” saying ‘That’s Ab Ex, that’s Ab Ex,’” she says. What they There will be a lot to see, as the work will overtake meant is that they saw her work as being derivative of the big space of the Brunswick Gallery. Lemnitzer has Abstract Expressionism, the mid-20th century school of even built a bar for the show and installed peepholes in art that was led by people like Jackson Pollack and it, so that viewers can watch videos while they have a Willem de Kooning and that was defined by spontane- drink. This, she says, will be called “the self-medication ity, energy and abstraction. Lemnitzer didn’t like that. station.” I have serious doubts that it will make anyone “I’m like, ‘No it’s not. It’s rock and it’s fractured. And feel any better. But that, of course, isn’t the point. Lemnitzer wants to make us feel something deeper, you’re not getting it.’” From there, she tried to relate her work to the something harder: the discomfort of dysfunction. Anna Lemnitzer’s exhibit Dysfunction opens human body: how we all age and fracture and die. “But that wasn’t apparent in the painting,” she says. “So I with a reception Friday, May 4, at the Brunswick examined it and looked at what are fractures inside of Gallery, 223 W. Railroad St., from 5 to 9 PM. Free. the human body or the mind. So I started looking at arts@missoulanews.com mental disorders.” Anna Lemnitzer’s hands and pants are covered in white dust. A friend of hers crouches on the floor, painting the panes of an unhinged window white. Tools and brushes and buckets are strewn everywhere. The weekend-long process of installing Dysfunction, Lemnitzer’s M.F.A. thesis exhibition, is just beginning and she’s trying to explain to me what it will look like when it’s finished. There will be, she tells me, videos, drawings, installations, even light switches for viewers to flip. “But I call it all painting,” Lemnitzer says, “because the color is used in layers.” She pauses, notes my confusion, and tries to explain. “Even though it’s sculpture, I call it painting.” I’m getting further away from understanding, and she notices. “I know,” she says sympathetically. That Lemnitzer calls her show painting despite the


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grows into a young adult tiger, only to suddenly lose all trace of him. His body is found a year later, more than 100 miles outside the park in the city of Darra. He had been killed by a train. Devastated by the news, Stafford-Johnson makes it his mission to understand why the tiger traveled so far from home, and what he may have encountered along the way. He sets out on horseback with a companion to make the trip from Ranthambhore to Darra, taking a route that Broken Tail may have followed. As a storytelling and advocacy device, this setup works more often than not. Overall, the exploration of the possible various human-tiger interactions, from goat herders to poachers, is illuminative and thoughtful. Take the issue of tiger poaching in India today. It’s far more complex than the lustful sport hunting of bison across the Great Plains in the late 1800s or of Bengal tigers in the early 1900s. At one point in Broken Tail, the narrator speaks with a self-identified poacher who explains that he is not a rich man from the $100 he is paid for a tiger but that his children are fed. The people who live around the reserves in India are generally impoverished, so for a few, the lure of poaching is great. Unfortunately, as StaffordJohnson carefully points out, their own fates may be sealed by the extinction of the tiger—many of the reserves and associated watersheds where these villagers live are protected from development and urban encroachment because of the presence of the tigers. That issue is the crux of Broken Tail: It’s not just that tigers need more space, it’s that they need connected space. Wildlife preserves and national parks are a necessary start, but as this film plainly shows, islands of refuge cannot adequately contain a large predator with roaming instincts. And the problems begin the moment they step outside of their safe havens. Stafford-Johnson’s enthusiasm and passion for the subject occasionally get the best of him, but it’s hard to fault him too much. India’s Bengal tigers need more advocates like him. Broken Tail screens this week at the Roxy Theater on Sunday, May 6, at 9 PM. The IWFF runs Sat., May 5, through Sat., May 12. Check wildlifefilms.org for a full schedule.

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THE ARTIST Will talking pictures end silent film star George Valentin’s career? Will he find love with a young dancer? It seems black-and-white to me. Starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.

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

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NOW PLAYING 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

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Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. Rated R. Village 6: 1:10, 4:10, 7:15 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 pm, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. THE HUNGER GAMES Oh lordy, in the future children are chosen by The Man to fight to the death on live TV. Wait, there’s TV in the future? Heinous. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Stanley Tucci. PG-13. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm. Village 6: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 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 mundane lives of two brothers, who turn out to be

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. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., May. 4. 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; P h a r a o h p l e x i n H a m i l t o n – 9 61- F I L M ; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan883-5603.


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “When I’m good, I’m very good,” said Hollywood’s original siren, Mae West, “but when I’m bad I’m better.” I think that assertion might at times make sense coming out of your lips in the next two weeks. But I’d like to offer a variation that could also serve you well. It’s articulated by my reader Sarah Edelman, who says, “When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m batty, I’m better.” Consider trying out both of these attitudes, Libra, as you navigate your way through the mysterious and sometimes unruly fun that’s headed your way.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Weekly World News, my favorite source of fake news, reported on a major development in the art world: An archaeologist found the lost arms of the famous Venus de Milo statue. They were languishing in a cellar in Southern Croatia. Hallelujah! Since her discovery in 1820, the goddess of love and beauty has been incomplete. Will the Louvre Museum in Paris, where she is displayed, allow her to be joined by her original appendages and made whole again? Let’s not concern ourselves now with that question. Instead, please turn your attention to a more immediate concern: the strong possibility that you will soon experience a comparable development, the rediscovery of and reunification with a missing part of you.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Seventeenth-century physicians sometimes advised their patients to consume tobacco as a way to alleviate a number of different maladies, from toothaches to arthritis. A few doctors continued recommending cigarettes as health aids into the 1950s. This bit of history may be useful to keep in mind, Sagittarius. You’re in a phase when you’re likely to have success in hunting down remedies for complaints of both a physical and psychological nature. But you should be cautious about relying on conventional wisdom, just in case some of it resembles the idea that cigarettes are good for you. And always double check to make sure that the cures aren’t worse than what they are supposed to fix.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Outer space isn’t really that far away. As astronomer Fred Hoyle used to say, you’d get there in an hour if you could drive a car straight up. I think there’s a comparable situation in your own life, Capricorn. You’ve got an inflated notion of how distant a certain goal is, and that’s inhibiting you from getting totally serious about achieving it. I’m not saying that the destination would be a breeze to get to. My point is that it’s closer than it seems.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When most Westerners hear the word “milk,” they surmise it has something to do with cows. But the fact is that humans drink milk collected from sheep, goats, camels, yaks, mares, llamas, and reindeer. And many grocery stores now stock milk made from soybeans, rice, almonds, coconut, hemp, and oats. I’m wondering if maybe it’s a good time for you to initiate a comparable diversification, Aquarius. You shouldn’t necessarily give up the primal sources of nourishment you have been depending on. Just consider the possibility that it might be fun and healthy for you to seek sustenance from some unconventional or unexpected sources. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You wouldn’t want to play a game of darts with an inflatable dartboard, right? If you were a smoker, you’d have little interest in a fireproof cigarette. And while a mesh umbrella might look stylish, you wouldn’t be foolish enough to expect it to keep the rain out. In the spirit of these truisms, Pisces, I suggest you closely examine any strategy you’re considering to see if it has a built-in contradiction. Certain ideas being presented to you perhaps even arising from your own subconscious mind may be inherently impractical to use in the real world.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802 until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 and will be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall at that time. As soon thereafter as is possible, a contract will be made for the following: Purchase of one Cemetery mower. Bidders shall bid by City bid proposal forms, addressed to the City Clerk’s Office, City of Missoula, enclosed in separate, sealed envelopes marked plainly on the outside, “Bid for Cemetery mower., Closing, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12th, 2012”. Pursuant to Section 18-1-102 Montana Code Annotated, the City is required to provide purchasing preferences to resident Montana vendors and \ or for products made in Montana equal to the preference provided in the state of the competitor. Each and every bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified check, bid bond, cashier’s check, bank money order or bank draft payable to the City Treasurer, Missoula, Montana, and drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana or by any banking corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Montana for an amount which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, as a good faith deposit. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal forms. No bid will be considered which includes Federal excise tax, since the City is exempt there from and will furnish to the successful bidder certificates of exemption. The City reserves the right to determine the significance of all exceptions to bid specifications. Products or services that do not meet bid specifications must be clearly marked as an exception to the specifications. Vendors requesting inclusion or pre-approved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the bid closing. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. The City reserves the right to waive any technicality in the bidding which is not of substantial nature. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from the City Vehicle Maintenance Division at (406) 552-6387. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the City’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein 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 further 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 email them to the City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us or mail them to: City Council, c/o City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA Request For Qualifications Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Architectural Services for Design and Construction Engineering and Administration of Silver Park Phase IV in Missoula, Montana. The City of Missoula Redevelopment Agency (MRA) is seeking professional civil engineering, landscape architecture, architectural, and other services for the design and construction of Phase IV of Silver Park which is located west of the Missoula Civic Stadium along the south shore of the Clark Fork River in Missoula Montana. The scope of work will include, but is not limited to: design and engineering of drainage and grading, irrigation, landscaping, pedestrian trails and lighting, specification of all plant material, furniture, and fixtures including any official approvals and placement design. Services shall also include design and construction engineering of a southward extension of the existing parking lot along the east side of the Park. Architectural design and construction oversight services will be for the design Park entry features, a public plaza, and related small structures such as restrooms and picnic shelters. MRA is most interested in Respondent teams who are led by the firm or division within a firm that would perform the on-site construction engineering and contract administration services. Responses are due Monday May 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. delivered to MRA at 140 West Pine Street, Missoula, MT 59802. Late proposals will not be accepted. A copy of the Request for Qualifications and other material discussed in the RFQ is available on-line at http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids and by contacting the Chris Behan at the Missoula Redevelopment Agency 406-552-6155 or cbehan@ci.missoula.mt.us. 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,

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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 406728-4381. MISSOULA COUNTY Missoula County Request for Qualifications Engineering & Planning Services Missoula County is seeking statements of 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 Presubmittal 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 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 six-thousand four hundred (6,400) tons of 3/4” Asphaltic Plant Mix produced within 20 miles of Seeley Lake, Montana and four-thousand (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 at: http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/ mcbcc/importmins/2010/Mar03_ 10/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 18-1-203, for example: Cash, cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft, any of which must be drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the state of Montana or a banking association incorporated under the Laws of Montana; or a bid bond or bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the state of Montana. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. The Board of County Commissioners 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 ELECTION EQUIPMENT TESTING A test of the ES&S 650 Ballot Counters that will be used to tabulate ballots on Election Day will be starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Fairground’s Marsda Building, 1101 South Ave W, Missoula, Montana. Following this, a test of the ES&S AutoMARK ballot-marking system and the ES&S M100 Precinct Counters will be held at the Missoula County Record’s Center at 2147 Ernest Ave, Missoula, Montana. All tests are open to the public. /s/ Vickie Zeier Election Administrator Missoula County By /s/ Debbe Merseal, Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder 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 twounit 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, www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services. 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. DR-12-252 Department No. 1 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF PEGGY SCHARBERG GOODSELL, PETITIONER AND LEWIS ALLEN GOODSELL, RESPONDENT. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: YOU, THE RESPONDENT, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Petition in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy of your answer upon the Petitioner within twenty days after the service of the Summons, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Petition. This action is brought to obtain a dissolution of marriage. DATED this 26th day of April, 2012. (SEAL) /s/ Shirley E. Faust,

Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Sheila M. Hann, Deputy Clerk 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-11-199 Dept. No.: 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: COLTON PETERSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Juliena Darling, Personal Representative, 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 23rd day of April, 2012. /s/ Juliena Darling, Personal Representative 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 Department No. 1 Cause Probate No. DP-12-53 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BONNIE R. HAMILTON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have 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 Charles H. Hamilton, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested at GEORGE LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 210 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 234, Missoula, Montana 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED: March 19, 2012. /s/ Charles H. Hamilton, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 3 Cause Probate No. DP-11-184 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY ELLEN SAMPSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have 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


PUBLIC NOTICES barred. Claims must either be mailed to Alfred J. Sampson, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested at GEORGE LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 210 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 234, Missoula, Montana 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED: December 30, 2011. /s/ Alfred J. Sampson, 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 above-entitled Court. DATED this 19th day of April, 2012. /s/ Michael J. McCann, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP12-51 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF BETTY M. REYNOLDS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gerald M. Morris has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Gerald M. Morris, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Timothy D. Geiszler, GEISZLER & FROINES, PC, 619 Southwest Higgins, Suite K, Missoula, Montana 59803 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 30th day of March, 2012. GEISZLER & FROINES, PC /s/ Timothy D. Geiszler, Attorneys for the Personal Representative. I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the state of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 30th day of March, 2012 /s/ Gerald M. Morris, 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 above-named Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to 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. 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 twentyone (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. DP12-64 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 above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to 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 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP12-76 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MINNIE M. DEAN 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 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 Sharon Lee Hamilton and James A. Dean, 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 23rd day of April, 2012. /s/ Sharon Lee Hamilton, Co-Personal Representative /s/ James A. Dean, Co-Personal Representative. WORDEN THANE P.C. Attorneys for Co-Personal Representatives /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-12-72 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of MONTE L. MEANS, 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 without 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 by ordi-

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s nary first class mail, postage prepaid to R.H. Prigge, the attorney for the estate, at P.O. Box 1457, Billings, Montana 59103, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED April 19, 2012. /s/ Marian A. Rudolf, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-12-79 Dept. No. 3 John W. Larson NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF John L. Heron, III, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Claire M. Marques, return receipt requested, c/o Reep, Bell & Laird, P.C., 2955 Stockyard Road, Missoula, Montana 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 19th day of April, 2012. /s/ Claire M. Marques, Personal Representative./s/ Cory R. Laird, Attorneys for Personal Representative 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 application, 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 Divi-

CLARK FORK STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 164 + 235. Units can contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, other misc household goods, vehicles & trailers. These units may be viewed starting May 17th, 2012 by appt only by calling 5417919. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 3505 Clark Fork Way, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to May 17th, 2012, 4:00 P.M. Buyer's bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All Sales final.

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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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING THE MISSOULA CITY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT will be conducting a public hearing at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine, Missoula, MT, on the following items: 1.A request by Nancy Wohlfeil for a rear yard and density variance to have a second dwelling unit on a property located at 352 Burlington in the R5.4 zoning district. SEE MAP F.

2.A request by Talbert Demeester for two variances to convert a mixed use building to a vertical mixed use building to increase the number of residential units within the building for a property located at 825 W. Spruce in the M1R-2 zoning district. SEE MAP E.

If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling the Missoula Office of Planning & Grants at 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. For additional information regarding the variance request you may contact Hilary Schoendorf at the 258-3869 or email hschoendorf@co.missoula.m t.us.

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PUBLIC NOTICES MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Notice of Polling Place Locations, Accessibility Designations, Voting System Exhibition, Diagrams and Voting Instructions Statement of the Location of Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations and Accessibility Designations for the May 8, 2012, School/Special District Election: The polling place will be open for voting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VOTE ON AN M-100 PRECINCT COUNTER VOTING SYSTEM

Notice of Voting System Exhibition, Diagram and Voting Instructions: Please note that the county’s voting systems are on public exhibition at Missoula County Election Office. Please see diagrams of the voting system(s) and ballot arrangement and instructions on voting below. SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VOTE ON AN AUTOMARK VOTING SYSTEM The AutoMARK is a ballot-marking system that will be in use during the upcoming election. Its main purpose is to allow voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark a ballot privately and independently. If you wish to vote on the AutoMARK, please inform the election judge at your polling place that you would like to do so. The election judge will give you a ballot (with the stub removed) that will go in the machine. After the system accepts the ballot, the system will provide instructions on how to vote the ballot. In order to make the ballot easier to read, you can change the contrast and font size. You can mark your choices by touching the screen or by using the keypad, which features written and Braille markings. The AutoMARK system will confirm your selections on the screen and by audio. After you verify that your selections are correct, the system will fill in your choices on the ballot and print the ballot. The ballot will then go to an election judge for depositing in the ballot box. If you need assistance at any time during the process, simply request it.

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The following is a diagram for the M100 Precinct Ballot Counter that will be at each polling place.

TO VOTE: 1. To vote, you must blacken the oval completely. SAMPLE SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote for One) John Doe Thomas Jefferson Jane Q Public VOTE BOTH SIDES – CHECK BALLOT TO SEE IF THERE ARE ISSUES PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALLOT TO BE VOTED ON.

2. USE A #2 PENCIL OR BLACK INK TO MARK YOUR BALLOT. An Optical Scanner will count your ballot. If you use any other type of pen, it may not be counted correctly by the Scanner. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR BALLOT: When marking your ballot you should NOT make an X or a check mark. You should NOT cross out, erase, or use correction fluid on the ballot and if you make an error, you should request a new ballot. READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! If you mark more candidates than you are allowed to mark for that position, it is considered an overvote. You may request a new ballot if you overvote in any race. If you do not correct your ballot, that race will not count because of the overvote; however, the remainder of your ballot will be counted. After you mark the ballot, you will be directed to place the ballot in the M100 precinct counter, which will alert you to errors, if any, tabulate your choices and then deposit the ballot in the ballot box.


PUBLIC NOTICES sion 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 Seventytwo 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 Seventyone Thousand Four Hundred Seventyfour 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 non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.17612) 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 insur-

ance 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 non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.99200) 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 non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.97610) 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 Addition-Phase 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 having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 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, whereis 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 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 fore-

going 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, whereis 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

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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, whereis 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 12-00906-3 Loan Number: 0204061774 APN: 5835801 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sate on September 6, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized focal time, on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula

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the following described real property in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit LOT 14, IN BLOCK 2 OF NEW MEADOWS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. APN# 5835801 More commonly known as:145 NEW MEADOWS DRIVE, MISSOULA, MT HAROLD E. NELSON & KATHERYN A. NELSON, AS JOINT TENANTS, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC., as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR MANN MORTGAGE LLC ITS SUCCESSORS AND OR ASSIGNS, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of January 19, 2007, and recorded on January 22, 2007 under Document No. 200701738, Book 790 Page 1276 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 “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated April 9, 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 26,2012: Balance due on monthly payments from November 1,2011 and which payments total: $1,638.89: Late charges: $327.80: Late Charge Forecasted: $0.00 Bad Check: $0.00 Net Other Fees: $0.00 Advances: $0.00 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $239,639.50 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 4.75000% 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 12, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Mariah Booker, Authorized Signature A-4235462 05/03/2012, 05/10/2012, 05/17/2012 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 “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 07/30/2012 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0023601 FEI NO. 1006.155463 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. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0023523 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 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. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0136245 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 inter-

est 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 59801-7332. 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 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. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0026843 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 In-

denture 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 undersigned 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 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 SUBDIVI-

SION 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 2006HE2. 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 ONE-QUARTER 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. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120029166 FEI NO. 1006.156729 Public Notice – Open Cut Mining Permit West Company, Inc. plans to open an Open Cut Gravel Pit located at 4635 Petty Creek Road, Alberton, MT 59820. The gravel pit operation will occupy 22.42 acres of 60.24 total acres owned by Jack Wilkinson. They plan on removing approximately 164,620 cubic yards of material that will be used for the Petty Creek Road construction project. They have applied for a Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Open Cut Mining permit. As a part of this permit they are required to send a public notice to all property owners within one-half mile of the proposed boundary of the open cut permit. Currently, the site has one residence on agricultural land. The site contains 6” of topsoil that will be stockpiled and replaced once mining operations have concluded on the site. Gravels and sand are slated to be the material that will be mined from the site. A temporary asphalt plan and crusher with a screen will be located site. The site will be accessed off Petty Creek Road by a new access road to the south of the existing driveway for the property. The open cut permitting activities will take place during the time frame of June to October 2012 and June to October 2013. This time frame corresponds with the construction time frame for the Petty Creek Road project. If you have any questions, please contact Nate McKinley of West Company Inc. at the address below. Operator Contact Information West Company, Inc. Nate McKinley, Project Manager P.O. Box 519 Airway Heights, WA 99001 Phone Number: (509)-468-8535

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Detailed Housing Report Available By Jennifer Taylor, 2012 MOR President The Missoula organization of REALTORS® produces a housing report each year. We do this with the understanding that the housing market is hyper-local. A number of factors and trends can make it better or even worse than national trends. The press conference for the 2012 Missoula Housing Report was held on the 12th of April this year. Thanks to our partnership with the Missoula Independent, we were able to provide a “light” version of the report for the Indy’s special Homesteader publication. However, if you would like more details, go to MissoulaRealEstate.com and check under Market Trends. Not only can you find market statistics updated each month, but you can also review comprehensive Housing Reports going back to 2006. The following highlights several key points from the housing report and the first few months of 2012. Median Price (Page 18): A median is the value at which half of the sales fall below and half of the sales fall above. The reason we use a median instead of an average is that it is less likely to be affected by outliers. For example a million dollar sale would dramatically affect an average but have little effect on a median. • 2012-$205,000 • 2011-$200,500 • 2010-$208,775 • 2007-$219,500 (highest) The numbers show an increase in median price of $4,500, which means the total drop of value in the market since the height in 2007 is just below 7%; an unremarkable number considering the dramatic drops seen in other parts of the country.

With the increase in value and a decrease in household income, home affordability that seemed to have been regained in 2010 once again fell flat. Even with record low interest rates, a four-person household is the only segment of the population that can afford a median priced home (Page 31). So far this year, some of the gains in median price that had been made in 2011 were lost, with the average year-to-date for Missoula County being $193,000. However, the market has picked up in a new way. So far the county is up over 15% in number of sales versus this time last year. At the end of the day, we at the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® believe that an informed buyer or seller is an important aspect in any transaction.

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2 bedroom duplex, $600. **Move in Special: 2 weeks free rent with 6 month Lease.** W/D hookups, new interior, W/S/G paid. CLEAN! No pets, no smoking. GATEWEST 728-7333 218 Barclay “A” 2 bed, 1.5 bath, central Lolo location, all utilities paid. Shared yard, carport, DW & shared W/D. $800. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 2208 NORTH: 1 BEDROOM, SIDE BY SIDE WITH GARAGES BETWEEN, YARD (YOU WATER/WE MOW), BY THE MALL, HOOK-UPS, DINING AREA, DOG WELCOME! $675 * 1-YEAR COSTCO MEMBERSHIP * Garden City Property Management 549-6106 2423 55th St “A” 3bed/1bath duplex in South Hills, single garage, shared yard, W/D hookups. $900 Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 2505 LARKINWOOD: 2 BEDROOM, 2 STORY, GARAGE, HOOK-UPS, DISHWASHER, FENCED BACK YARD, NEAR RESERVE, GAS FIREPLACE, PET CONSIDERED $860 * 1-YEAR COSTCO MEMBERSHIP Garden City Property Management

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2415 Mary. 2 bed, 1.75 bath house. Single garage, patio, fenced yard, W/D & DW. $1000. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 3901 O’Leary: Two bedroom, 2 story unit, Newer, Carport, Storage, Free cable, Private deck, #219 has washer and dryer, 1 1/2 bath, Dishwasher, No smoking or pets allowed $100.00 COSTCO GIFT CERTIFICATE GCPM , $825, 549-6106, gcpm-mt.com 4 bedroom, 3 bath home off Expressway. $1,200 S/G paid. D/W, W/D, fenced yard, double car garage, and so much more! No smoking, may negotiate for a cat. GATEWEST 728-7333 4325 Larkspur. 2 bed, 1 bath house. Single garage, fenced yard, DW, central location. $1150. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060

824 Stoddard St. 4 bed/2.5 bath Northside home, recent remodeling, shared fenced yard, W/D hookups. $1400. Grizzly Property Management 5422060

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RENTALS OUT OF TOWN 11270 Napton Way 1C 3bed/1 bath In Lolo, coin-ops, off-street parking. $775 Grizzly Property Management 5422060

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

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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 @ 2 4 0 - 6 5 0 3 . 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.

brane 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 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 $220,000. 240-

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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. 5 4 6 - 5 8 1 6 www.movemontana.com 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 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. $424,900. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

shall House Beautiful professional building with great design for offices or home and awesome exposure for business. 436 S 3rd W. $395,000 2 4 0 - 5 2 2 7 porticorealestate.com 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 I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.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 Looking for a place to call home? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @

Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Looking for homebuyer education? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Open & Light & Green & Clean Efficiency abounds in this 3 BR, 2.5 ba stand alone super insulated condo with heated floors and so much more. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com 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

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES 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 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

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3 Bdr, 1 Bath Central Missoula home with a two car garage. Close to the Good Food Store. $184,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 3 Bdr, 1.5 Bath Rose Park/Slant Streets home with a great yard. $249,000. 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 541-547 South 2nd West. Wonderful 4-plex in great neighborhood. Suitable for condo conversion. Newer rubber mem-

6785 Prairie Schooner • 3 bed • 3 bath tri-level on quiet 1/2 acre • Oak & tile flooring • Large, bright family room • Fenced yard • Many updates $259,900 MLS #20122287 736 South 3rd West Beautiful 1920 home currently used as office space • Reception and conference areas • 4 private offices • Full kitchen & basement • Wood floors, doors & trim • Arched doorways & Tiffany lighting $300,000 MLS #21021397 8169 Lower Miller Creek • PRICE REDUCED! • 3 bed, 2 bath well-kept manufactured home on 5 acres • 2 storage sheds, detached double garage & separate shop • Only 5 minutes to town $244,000 • MLS #20113133

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REAL ESTATE LAND FOR SALE 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 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 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 ‘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. 48’x30’ shop with 3-10’x9’ 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

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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

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

UPSCALE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE THE UPTOWN FLATS 1 and 2 bedroom condos available One unit priced lower than ever before at

4 Bdr, 3 Bath Florence area home on 10 acres with Bitterroot River frontage. Horse Barn, cross-fenced. $449,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13 acres with spectacular Bitterroot Mountain views. $629,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

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