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nside Cover Story Surprisingly, a committee of Montana Republicans recently voted to remove a party plank that called for the re-criminalization of “homosexual acts.” The discussion among its members was similar to one that’s Cover illustration by Kou Moua occurring with increasing frequency in courthouses, legislatures and living rooms across the country, as judges, lawmakers, voters and others try to reconcile long-standing legal and moral prohibitions against homosexuality with a burgeoning gay rights movement that contends gay people are due equal protections under the law...............................................................................................................14

News Letters Bitterrooters duel, Rehberg’s priorities ..........................................................4 The Week in Review U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state campaign law............6 Briefs Tester’s out-of-state support, and a proposed railroad backtracks ..................6 Etc. What not to do on July 4 ......................................................................................7 Up Front Submittable goes to Silicon Valley boot camp.............................................8 Up Front Locals wonder whether logging will ever return to Libby ..........................9 Range Burning coal methane emissions is sound and greenish...............................11 Agenda The People's Energy Independence Day Parade/Picnic................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Why and how to mash garlic with salt ..........................................18 Happiest Hour Tamarack’s Bloody Mary bar............................................................19 8 Days a Week We’re tied in knots ...........................................................................21 Mountain High It’s folf heaven.................................................................................29 Scope A Q&A with True Wolf director Rob Whitehair ...............................................30 Noise The Bottlecap Boys, Restavrant, Belt of Vapor, Langhorne Slim.....................31 Books Rurally Screwed goes beyond Green Acres ...................................................32 Film Vampire Hunter needs more life in its dead.....................................................33 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................34

Exclusives Street Talk....................................................................................................................4 In Other News...........................................................................................................13 Classifieds ................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrology..................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle....................................................................................................C-7 This Modern World ...............................................................................................C-12 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 NEWS INTERN Jackie Coffin ARTS INTERN Brooks Johnson ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Pumpernickel 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 MARKETING INTERN Jon Tweeten FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, Chris Dombrowski Andy Smetanka, Brad Tyer, Dave Loos, Ednor Therriault, Michael Peck, Jamie Rogers, Molly Laich, Dan Brooks, Melissa Mylchreest

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STREET TALK

by Chad Harder

Asked midday Friday, June 22, on the streets of downtown Missoula. What patriotic activities do you have planned for the Fourth of July holiday? Follow-up: What are your thoughts on fireworks?

Filipe Perez: I’ll be barbecuing with the family and drinking lots of redwhite-and-blue PBR in the backyard. Boom town: Around here, it’s not really worth the risk of setting the hills on fire. Other places, though, it’s a part of our cultural heritage. It’s important, but so are our mountains.

Daniel Tulk: We’re going to Seeley to go camping. We’ll get out on the fourwheelers, and my buddy’s got a boat, so we’ll go fishing. Urban warfare: I like them but my kids are too old, so I don’t buy them anymore. It’s a lot different than in Colorado. There, they only had sparklers. Montana has canons.

Brock Gnose: That’s the first week of the new beer year for breweries, so I’ll be working. The first week of July, we’ll be packaging copious amounts of beer. Big sky and all: I love fireworks, but I don’t care for them in the city. There’s too many idiots to be setting them off in this kind of urban density. But put me on a beach with a box of mortars, and I’ll go to town.

Camille Butzen: I’m in town from Omaha, Neb., for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, so I will be taking lots of photos. We have the day off, but I’m sure there will be some festival going on. Bright side: I like them: They add a spark to the occasion and bring people together.

Karen Rice: I have zero patriotic plans for the holiday. I usually try to get away from the fireworks by heading into the woods. Bursting in air: They used to traumatize my dog. Now I have a child who I’m sure will dig on fireworks. Displays at the mall are great, but I’m tired of constant explosions in the neighborhood.

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You’re the crackpot I rarely pay attention to the letters to the editor from certain left-wing extremists, as they have openly declared their intent to take down the Ravalli County Commission. However, a recent letter submitted by Bill LaCroix (see “Crackpots,” June 21) has crossed the line of decency and is such an outright defamation on my character that I simply cannot turn the other cheek. First of all, I want to make it clear that I was raised with the value system that defines our value as human beings based upon our integrity and our code of honor. I rarely share the same beliefs as Mr. LaCroix; however, I have always respected him as a fellow human being and a father, and even his right to his progressive beliefs. In his letter, LaCroix quotes me from a letter I recently wrote where I shared my pride in our commission and our role as leaders in the state compared to the role of being the model of “what not to do as a county” that the commission had when I took office. He then jumps to state that I supported another extremist, this one I am ashamed to say from my party affiliation, a man who showed racism to the extreme in his sick display of what he termed the “Obama Outhouse” at recent public events. Both of these men show an equal lack of integrity and honor when defaming people either with disgusting lies or statements foul and inappropriate. LaCroix also states that the man with the outhouse is a “prominent local Republican,” which at one time was true; however, his ever-increasing irresponsible choices in how he expresses himself have moved him to the same fringe of the Republican party that I would suspect most good and sincere Democrats have relegated Lacroix and his “friends” to: the “we don't recognize you” outer fringe. Extremists have the right to express themselves, and good and honorable people have the right to be disgusted and ignore them. I can state as a fact that Dave Hurtt’s outhouse was not part of the Republican Party events. He came on his own and was asked to remove his display at the convention when it was brought to the attention of the party leadership. It is a free country and his application to participate in the Corvallis parade was granted by the parade organization, not the Republican Party. Our founding fathers gave us the protection of the right to free speech and it is our most cherished gift in that perfect document, our Constitution. So even though I abhor the tactics of both of these men in their quest to gain a voice in the political

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process, I would rather have the equal right to respond to this nonsense than not have either side have the right to openly choose to be stupid or honorable in the public discourse. Suzy Foss Ravalli County Commissioner Hamilton

“Extremists have the right to express themselves, and good and honorable people have the right to be disgusted and ignore them.”

Explain yourself, Rehberg Glacier National Park is a sanctuary for wildlife, backcountry enthusiasts and international visitors. Teddy Roosevelt and his contemporaries guaranteed us access to and preservation of such lands in the spirit of both protecting the natural landscape and inviting individuals to enjoy it in a leisurely fashion. H.R. 1505, supported by our congressman Denny Rehberg, is threatening both tourism (upon which our community depends) and our natural environment (which grizzly bears, showy asters and the psyches of future generations rely on) by giving Homeland Security free reign for 100 miles into our fair nation. With this extended power, they will not merely be securing our borders but be able to overturn 36 laws largely environmentally based while disempowering the individual stewards who are most knowledgeable and best suited to care for these lands. This is not about terrorism. We are

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Correction: Last week, in the article “A second wind,” we misstated the projected cost of the Bonneville Power Administration’s Montana-to-Washington Transmission System Upgrade Project. The BPA says it will cost between $115 and $125 million, not up to $225 million.

fighting an imaginary “drug war” that since its inception has served to overpopulate our prisons, wreak havoc on our judicial system and cause us to lose sight of our nation’s priorities. I love national security as much as the next (bunker-building) guy, but at some point we have to realize when we’ve gone too far. I urge you, Denny Rehberg, to explain to us how this represents the values of Montanans who, time and again, ask for fewer restrictive laws, more freedom to enjoy our public lands and less bureaucracy hindering one’s ability to honor and cherish the land we have left. Roads will be built. Fences will go up. Motorized traffic will plague our wild lands. Glacier National Park—our backyard!—will become the spectacle that Arizona has become and you, Mr. Rehberg, my friend, will become a disgrace to Teddy Roosevelt and the other honorable men who have realized the value of our land and its preservation. Sara Boilen Whitefish

Pass the Safe Chemicals Act Wouldn’t you want to know if the products you came into contact with on a regular basis had toxic chemicals in them? Well, you can’t. Current chemical laws have no requirement for chemicals to be tested for safety before they are put into products we buy. The good news is that this could change. The Safe Chemicals Act would do just that. It would require that chemical companies prove that what they are using in their products is safe—before those products hit the shelves. The Safe Chemicals Act isn’t about targeting a specific chemical, but about making sure that all chemicals used are safe. It would also go an additional step further and require proper labeling, so that we can see what is in the products we are putting ourselves, and those around us, into contact with every day. Please join me in urging the U.S. congress to pass this bill. It’s a no-brainer. Stephen Gade Missoula

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

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The Missoula Osprey and Arizona Diamondbacks announce a four-year extension of their player development contract, which will keep the teams affiliated through the 2016 season. “We see no reason to end that relationship now,” says Osprey Executive Vice President Matt Ellis, who calls the Diamondbacks “one of the bestrun and quality organizations in the major leagues.”

• Thursday, June 21 The U.S. Senate passes the farm bill, which Sen. Max Baucus calls “Montana’s jobs bill.” Sen. Jon Tester says it’s a “bipartisan, fiscally responsible plan that came together because folks worked across party lines to support Montana’s No. 1 industry.” The House isn’t expected to take up the bill for weeks.

• Friday, June 22 David Bell, director of the University of Montana’s Curry Health Center since 2002, announces that he will resign from his position after a DUI per se conviction stemming from a November 2011 arrest. Bell will remain at Curry as a staff physician. Rick Curtis will serve as the interim director for the next year.

• Saturday, June 23 Police ask for help finding two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old girl in a Southgate Mall restroom on Thursday afternoon. They’re looking for a slender, freckled redhead in his mid-20s and another man in his early 20s with a darker complexion, stocky build and large mole on the corner of his mouth.

• Sunday, June 24 Brenda Reiner, 57, of Kalispell, dies after the raft she and her husband were riding in overturned on the Flathead River. Both were wearing life jackets, but Reiner became trapped under a tree and drowned. Her body is recovered by a search-and-rescue team.

• Monday, June 25 The U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to strike down Montana’s century-old Corrupt Practices Act. In dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer writes: “Montana’s experience, like considerable experience elsewhere since the Court’s decision in Citizens United, casts grave doubt on the Court’s supposition that independent expenditures do not corrupt or appear to do so.”

• Tuesday, June 26 Missoula officials continue searching for missing veteran Matthew Charlick, 26, who apparently rolled his Honda CRV down an embankment off Miller Creek Road and hasn’t been seen since. They release photos of a black truck that drove the road shortly before and after Charlick on June 15, hoping its driver may have seen him.

Meagan Moore of Mismo Gymnastics, left, spins Benjamin Rau, center, on a makeshift high beam during Localfest at Caras Park on Saturday, June 23.

Politics Two sides of the outside coin Sen. Jon Tester’s response this week to the U.S. Supreme Court rollback of Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act was predictable. He’s said the words a dozen times before regarding unlimited, secretive outside spending in campaigns: It should be people and their ideas, “not corporations and their money,” that influence politics. Meanwhile, the League of Conservation Voters last week disclosed another $7,800 in independent expenditures supporting Tester. The environmental group has now spent $261,227.74 this cycle working to get Tester re-elected. There’s no telling where that money is coming from. LCV is a 501(c)(4) and, unlike a PAC or Super PAC, isn’t required to disclose any of its donors to the Federal Elections Commission. The nonprofit can also spend unlimited amounts of cash advocating for the defeat of a candidate, as long as it doesn’t take contributions from unions or corporations. To put it another way, LCV is in some ways the type of group Tester frequently decries. What’s LCV spending a quarter of a million dollars on?

People. LCV spokesman Aaron Browning says the organization is staffing offices in Billings and Missoula with 23 full-time employees. Their primary job is to canvass door-to-door for the senate incumbent, trying to convince at least 1,500 drop-off Democrats—folks who voted in 2008 but not in 2010—to get out and vote for Tester. “Montanans talking to Montanans about issues that are critically important, like our access to public lands for hunting and fishing and camping, is really resonating with people,” Browning says. “We have had a long presence in Montana. That’s the perspective we’re coming from.” LCV began ramping up its efforts and hiring in mid-May. The jobs aren’t permanent; most of the contracts only last through mid-November, Browning says. But Browning stresses that each of these employees is invested in the cause; Browning got his own start years ago working with LCV’s state affiliate, Montana Conservation Voters. And with 14,000 members in the state, Browning argues that the outside money—in LCV’s case, anyway—isn’t all that outside. “All of us are really concerned about this election,” he says. “We have a lot on the line.” Alex Sakariassen

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Justice Darby goes on the record Darby officials say that a 2011 move by the Montana Legislature empowering small-town courts to become “courts of record” is helping them keep more revenue generated from misdemeanor offenses and easing congestion in the criminal justice system. “We had been working on it for several years,” says Darby Clerk and Treasurer Nancy McKinney. “It took some time to get people to understand, to hear us.” Prior to the 2011 legislative change, people found guilty of misdemeanor crimes in Darby City Court and those of other communities with fewer than 4,000 inhabitants could automatically appeal misdemeanor guilty verdicts, because those smalltown courts weren’t considered courts of record. It was frustrating for Darby officials and for law enforcement in the community with a population of 720. Defendants accused of crimes including misdemeanor partner family member assault and driving under the influence often were tried once in the Darby court and again in district court. McKinney says defendants were initiating appeals “just because


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they didn’t like the verdict.” Darby paid costs associated with prosecuting in both courts. However, if the district court delivered a guilty verdict, it collected the fines and penalties. “It became quite expensive for us in that way,” McKinney says. Darby’s new on-the-record status means that the only way for a defendant to appeal a guilty verdict is if there’s a district court finding that the original trial was legally or procedurally flawed. Since the change went into effect, with a month left in the 2012 fiscal year, Darby’s collected $34,461 in fines. That’s up from last year’s $29,543 and $32,754 in 2010. During the past several years, Darby has gotten increasingly tough on crime. In 2004, officials there installed several surveillance cameras along the city’s historic Main Street. And in 2010, Darby became the first city in the state to create a breathalyzer refusal ordinance. People who refuse a law enforcement officer’s request for a breathalyzer test now must pay a $500 fine. Darby Police Chief Larry Rose says the efforts are simply to keep locals safe. “We’re a little town, we can do as much as a big town,” Rose says. “We just have to be proactive about doing things.” Jessica Mayrer

Coal Railroad off track South of Miles City, the Tongue River bends through Mark Fix’s 9,700-acre ranch. He’s trying to stop a coal-hauling railroad from running through it, too. Last week, Fix and other ranchers along the river notched a victory when the federal Surface Transportation Board ruled that the Tongue River Railroad Company must reapply for a permit to carry coal from the isolated Otter Creek tracts in southeastern Montana, a decision that will at least further delay the railroad that was first proposed in 1980. “My ranch would be cut in half by the proposed Tongue River Railroad,” says Fix, a member of the Northern Plains Resource Council. “We can only hope that, for the first time in more than 30 years, the Surface Transportation Board will ask some tough questions about whether this railroad will benefit anyone besides Arch Coal and the Chinese industrialists who will burn that coal.” A year ago, Arch, the country’s second-largest coal company, which has leased about 1.4 billion tons of coal in the Otter Creek area, together with BNSF Railway and billionaire Forrest Mars, Jr.,

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acquired the Tongue River Railroad Company and its permit. They’re betting they can build the new railroad and send Otter Creek coal to West Coast export terminals. From there it would be shipped to Asia, where coal demand remains strong—unlike in the U.S., where the share of U.S. electricity that comes from coal is expected to fall below 40 percent for the year, the lowest level in about 70 years.

The Tongue River Railroad lost momentum last December when the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the railroad’s environmental impact statement was insufficient. That court decision, combined with changes in the railroad’s proposals, led to the STB’s ruling last week requiring a new application. Northern Plains attorney and University of Montana law professor Jack Tuholske says the STB ruling “has called into question the whole premise” of the railroad, which he says has an “ever-changing” purpose. “Twenty-five years ago, it was to haul coal to the upper Midwest. Now it is to export Montana’s resources to China. … Missoula and dozens of other communities will have a chance to weigh in and tell our federal government why this project is not in the public interest—why subsidizing China’s energy and boosting corporate profits should not come at our expense.” Matthew Frank

Citizens United What about the little guy? On June 25, Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act died in Washington D.C. The 100-year-old statute

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succumbed after a long battle with a conservative anti-environmentalist group, American Tradition Partnership. “The court has certainly slammed the door on the idea that states somehow or another are exempt from the First Amendment requirement,” says James Bopp Jr., who represented ATP in court. The United States Supreme Court found in a 54 decision that Montana’s campaign finance law, which banned direct corporate spending on political races, violated free speech protections. “Political speech does not lose First Amendment protection simply because its source is a corporation,” the Court said in its decision this week, citing a 2010 precedent that it set in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act was born in 1912. Citizens created it to reel in the power of the Copper Kings, who at the turn of the 20th century used deep pockets to influence electoral politics. Supporters say the law evened out a dangerously tipped playing field. “As a result of these laws, citizens have been able to participate meaningfully in campaigns,” says Dennis Swibold, University of Montana journalism professor and author of Copper Chorus: Mining, Politics and the Montana Press, 1889-1959. Entities in and outside of Montana, including unions, corporations and Super PACs funded by anonymous donors, can now spend as much as they want to influence elections. Swibold says the problem now is that industry-friendly candidates will have even more leverage over average citizens who want to participate in local government. “It could just swamp people, and it will.” Those who laud the Supreme Court’s decision say it’s a victory for the little guy. Bopp says the only way for working people to broadcast their voices is to pool funds. “People of average means must pool their resources. It’s the only way the little guy can participate.” It looks like citizens will have a chance to weigh in on the discussion this November. A grassroots group called “Stand with Montanans” announced last week that it had gathered enough signatures to place voter initiative I-166 on the November election ballot. If voters support the initiative, the state would craft a non-binding resolution that tells the United States Congress to overturn the Supreme Court’s decisions on campaign finance with a constitutional amendment. Jessica Mayrer

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Days since Imperial Oil’s oversized test module arrived in the parking lot at Lolo Hot Springs. Imperial withdrew its transportation application last week, and the module, which hasn’t moved since May 2011, is now being demolished on-site.

etc. Montana’s wildfire season is raging. Roughly 200 residents were evacuated north of Helena early this week. Officials closed down the Madison River through Bear Trap Canyon in response to a blaze east of Norris. But a fire of a different sort caused a stir in the Bitterroot Valley this month. On June 19, Stevensville resident Larry D. Lowry allegedly doused an American flag in lighter fluid. Then he lit it. Only the flag wasn’t his. It belonged to his neighbor, who called the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Department. Lowry was reportedly intoxicated. Authorities took him into custody and released him the following day. Lowry faces a number of misdemeanor charges. But the kicker is a charge of flag desecration, one that, under Montana state law, carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison or a $50,000 fine. It’s not a charge one sees pop up on crime blotters around here every day. We’re not going to make a case for Lowry’s actions. Torching a neighbor’s property is, in polite terms, poor form. Hence the added charges of negligent arson and criminal mischief. However, the incident got us thinking about flag burning in general. And frankly, we were more than a bit surprised to see this kind of charge leveled against someone, considering there’s no federal ban. The flag-burning debate has come up time and time again in our nation’s history. As early as the 1890s, states began passing laws forbidding desecration of the American flag. Peace activists in the late 1960s burned the flag in protest of the Vietnam War, prompting Congress to pass the Federal Flag Desecration Law. But the Supreme Court struck down such bans on flag burning in 1990, declaring it a constitutionally protected expression of free speech. Congressional efforts to outlaw flag burning waxed and waned throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The latest came just last year, when Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, proposed a bipartisan constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. Montana’s own Sen. Max Baucus was a co-sponsor of the proposal, stating that flag burning is “clearly offensive and disrespectful to our veterans.” True. But the First Amendment is there to safeguard free speech in all its forms. That right to personal expression is part of what we celebrate on the Fourth of July. As long as it’s not, you know, arson.

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Startup stimulus Submittable goes to Silicon Valley boot camp by Matthew Frank

Right now, Michael FitzGerald, John Brownell and Bruce Tribbensee, the trio behind the Missoula startup Submittable, are together in Mountain View, Calif., in the Silicon Valley, in a cramped, nondescript apartment with a whiteboard on the wall, pounding out code on their computers. They’re doing this all day, every day, until the third week of August—“and it’s awesome,” FitzGerald says. Awesome because, despite being away from their families for three months, they’re working with some of the country’s most successful and connected tech innovators as

Before leaving for Mountain View in late May, FitzGerald, in a one-room office in downtown Missoula with “Submittable” scrawled on a sheet of paper pinned to the door, explained how the system works. The core idea is to give publishers a simple way to accept and curate content. Take the Independent, he said. The paper is always receiving story pitches and submissions. Instead of forwarding the submissions to various editors via email, Submittable gives editors a centralized place where they all can communicate around the submissions—review, edit and label them, com-

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part of Y Combinator, a business incubator that Wired magazine described last year as “the tech world’s most prestigious program for budding digital entrepreneurs.” FitzGerald, 42, Brownell, 39, and Tribbensee, 51, find themselves refining their business plan under the tutelage of Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, who, among other things, co-founded in 1995 Viaweb, essentially the first online shopping cart, which Yahoo! acquired in 1998 for some $50 million in stock; Paul Buchheit, who created Gmail; Geoff Ralston, who created RocketMail, the predecessor of Yahoo! Mail; and other tech luminaries. “They set the bar so high that you’re just working at an entirely different velocity and a different level of intensity,” says FitzGerald, Submittable’s president. Submittable is online submission management software that FitzGerald, Brownell and Tribbensee began developing in 2009.

ment and vote on them, live chat and create work flows around them, assign the content to other users, and so on. FitzGerald, who’s also a novelist, originally set about solving a problem for literature publishers inundated with submissions. “Then we started seeing it being used all over the place, in ways we hadn’t imagined,” he said. A high-end French restaurant in New York City began using Submittable for accepting job applications. Others use it for music and video submissions. Playboy uses it for reviewing fiction. MIT is using it for a business plan competition. In two years, the company’s amassed more than 3,500 clients. “Every day, people sign up,” FitzGerald said. “It’s a no-brainer. It’s awesome.” Total transactions topped $1 million last year. The company’s on pace to double that this year. Submittable, the company and the serv-

ice, was called “Submishmash” until a few months ago. It changed its name to be more descriptive, appealing and professional. “I guess we’re selling out, but we’re really not,” FitzGerald said. “We’re just trying to sell it, period. We want to make it universal.” Y Combinator will help. Every week the group—about 80 people from 40 startups— meets for dinner while tech veterans lecture about how to grow a company. The founders of the travel site Airbnb spoke a couple of weeks ago. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has in the past. “It’s inspiring to hear about people going through the first couple of years, which are usually pretty miserable,” FitzGerald says. Y Combinator’s dozen or so partners also hold what they call “office hours,” allowing the entrepreneurs to seek advice and guidance. That, FitzGerald says, is much more valuable than the money Y Combinator invests in the startups; each gets $20,000 on average, and other angel investors provide more. The program also brings in lawyers to offer the entrepreneurs free legal advice. “We’re definitely sort of an oddity in the group,” Fitzgerald says. “We’re basically middle-aged, frumpy dudes from Montana” among young MIT and Stanford grads who are doing things like building robots. “But in many ways it drives us even more.” He says they’re writing code 20 hours a day. “In the very beginning, when we first started our company, that’s how we worked. … Because we had no customers, we had no one to tell us what we were doing was wrong and we were just pounding out code. … It was so exciting to get two or three customers. But once you get thousands of customers, suddenly you have to support them and talk to them, and then suddenly if you have thousands of customers, you have competition. So at every stage there’s a different problem—and as somebody who was a novelist before, I had no idea how to [solve] any of them.” Nor did Brownell, a musician who plays in the band Secret Powers, or Tribbensee, a filmmaker. But FitzGerald says he’s glad the company is navigating the challenges in the tech backwaters of Montana, not in Silicon Valley or New York. “Developing in Montana really kept us out of the spotlight, gave us room to screw up, and it wasn’t mind-blowingly expensive, so we could live on ramen for a year,” he says. “I now think that Montana’s a great place to start something insane.” mfrank@missoulanews.com


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Timber trouble Will logging ever come back to Libby? by Jackie Coffin

Libby once boasted the highest paying jobs in Montana. Now, it has one of the state’s lowest average salaries. In 2009, average household income in Libby was about $27,000, while the state average was over $42,000. The industry that built the town fell on hard times in the early 1990s, when environmental lawsuits, pine beetle outbreaks and wildfires scaled timber production back by more than 75 percent of its peak, to 60 million board-feet per year. In 1993, Champion sold its timberland to Plum Creek Timber, which sold

have so much resource, it’s impossible to ignore. I remain optimistic that something will show up.” Today, without a mill in Lincoln County, Levert continues, it’s too expensive for timber companies that must ship trees to out-of-state sawmills; the forest has to produce a long-term yield of lumber before timber companies will consider bringing business back. Almost 80 percent of the land in Lincoln County is part of the Kootenai National Forest. And groups such as Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness want to include an additional 88,000 acres stretching from Lincoln County to Idaho in the forest. Molly Kieran, the Lincoln County coordinator of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, serves with Levert on a board of stakeholders that reviews and propose logging projects, which also includes representatives from the Forest Service, logging companies and environmental groups. “It’s really hard for anyone in the lumber industry to make a living,” Kieran says. “We want to put people back to work.” The last time the Forest Photo by Jackie Coffin Service proposed a logging Shannon Agner and Leslie Neu compete in the women’s double-buck at the 54th project in the Kootenai, one Annual Libby Logger Days. that would have cut on over 4,000 acres, they were sued by walked by,” Parker said. “Then Grace”— the sawmills to Stimson Lumber. Stimson the Alliance for the Wild Rockies. U.S. the W.R. Grace mining company—“went closed all but one of the mills; it, too, District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled in down and the mill went down and every- was eventually closed, in 2002, in part favor of AWR, which argued that the proposone who was here left.” because of the skyrocketing cost of med- al lacked an extensive environmental Parker moved to Libby in 1959, after ical insurance for workers and families impact analysis showing how the cuts could graduating from the School of Forestry at poisoned by asbestos from the W.R. affect grizzly bears. The Forest Service appealed the verdict, then dropped the the University of Montana. He came with a Grace vermiculite mine. wave of people to work at the St. Regis The majority of jobs in Libby are now appeal in March 2011. Paper Company, which once employed with the Environmental Protection Today, some in Libby are going to over 1,500 and owned more than 200,000 Agency’s Superfund cleanup of the Grace work in the copper-silver mine in Troy, acres of Lincoln County forest. “That was mine, which shut in 1990 after contami- which employs nearly 200 people and an example of good forestry,” Parker said, nating everything from Little League fields provides an annual payroll of $14 milrefering to the way the company planned to the ice skating rink with a particularly lion in Libby and Troy. The mine is a small and frequent cuts that would allow toxic form of asbestos. Parker owned a good example of a way to plan resource the forest to keep producing wood. nursery that grew seedlings for planting extraction with minimal damage, Kieran In 1984, St. Regis merged with after logging and fires. It was destroyed maintains: “The mine is environmentally Champion International and cut large sec- after the EPA found that the building that harmless.” tions of old-growth forests. The cuts led to housed it, the former screening plant for Levert hopes its success will lure timthe peak of logging on the Kootenai the mine, was blanketed with asbestos. ber companies back to Libby.“It’s not someNational Forest, which produced 250 milNow, some locals hope that the hun- thing that can be prophesized,” he says. “It lion board-feet per year in 1987. But the dreds of thousands of acres of accessible just happens sometimes. … But forestry clear cuts had consequences. Afterward, timber in the Kootenai National Forest will and mining is what we know best, and that “they couldn’t feed the mill,” Parker said. bring back prosperity. Levert, who is the can’t be ignored.” “The mill closed down and everyone lost Lincoln County forester, says he sees the their jobs.” potential. What’s missing is demand. “We editor@missoulanews.com Last week, Libby came alive again with the hum of chainsaws and the smell of diesel, as the town of 2,600 kicked off its 54th Annual Libby Logger Days celebration. Sawyer competitions and men and women knocking one another off logs commemorated its timber heritage. Along a strip of booths selling ornate silver belt buckles, carnival food and vintage western photographs, Ed Levert and Mel Parker manned a table for the Libby Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. “I used to be able to look around and recognize every person that

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Enviros miss the boat Burning coal methane emissions is sound, greenish by Allen Best

If you’re concerned about global warming, you must wonder what some environmentalists were thinking in Colorado this year: many opposed legislation that would have yielded a rapid reduction in emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Instead, they persuaded leaders in the Colorado Senate to sequester the bill until the waning days of the legislature’s annual session. The strategy worked; the bill never got voted on. Instead, the legislation—and the environment—became collateral damage in a totally unrelated issue: the uncouth battle over Colorado’s official attitude toward civil unions. Methane is nasty stuff, as coal miners and sewage treatment plant operators have always known. In confined spaces, it is deadly and explosive. Released into the atmosphere, it traps heat; and over a 20-year time frame, the direct, irradiative effect of methane is 72 times stronger than carbon dioxide’s. Reducing atmospheric methane would have immediate effects in slowing global warming, although it’s hardly the only answer. But climate change mitigation, if it happens, will come together in a lot of small pieces, with, perhaps, a few big ones. Enter Tom Vessels, who has been involved in the development of fossil fuels for 40 years. Some years ago, he got interested in harnessing the power of methane emissions from coal mines. He visited Europe, where the technology is used in several places, including Germany. The Germans have invested heavily in wind, as well as in solar panels, despite their cloudier skies. Today, 18 percent of German electricity comes from renewable sources, compared to 11 percent in the United States. They have also harnessed the methane being emitted from their coal mines. They are a practical people. In western Colorado, Vessels got a promise from one progressive cooperative, Holy Cross Energy, to buy the electricity created by burning methane from an existing coal mine near the town of Paonia. The cooperative will pay a premium, because of its internal goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

To fully exploit the resource, producing potentially 30 to 50 megawatts of electricity, however, Vessels needed a stronger market incentive. One avenue was to allow methane-produced electricity to count

How did the environmental community respond? They hated it. One group sent an email broadcast warning that “polluter-friendly legislators have our renewable energy standard on the chopping block.” under the state’s standard for renewable energy. Two legislators in Colorado, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, introduced bills that would have allowed what’s called the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard to drive this innovation. How did the environmental community respond? They hated it. One group sent an email broadcast warning that “polluterfriendly legislators have our renewable energy standard on the chopping block.” Huh? Polluter-friendly legislators? The irony here, perhaps, is that Republicans supported this measure to reduce a potent greenhouse gas. Most Democrats opposed it. Why was there resistance to a forthright way to trim greenhouse gases? Metaphors of tents come to mind. Many environmentalists seemed to fear the camel of fossil fuels getting its nose underneath the tent of the

portfolio standard. Coal-mine methane one day, and what’s next? Fugitive emissions from natural gas drilling? And then natural gas itself? “I just can’t support methane being counted as a renewable fuel,” an environmentalist told me. I understand the heartburn. But semantics aside, here’s a sobering fact: Capturing the methane from just one gassy coal mine in Colorado would accomplish as much climate protection as all of the solar panels so far erected in Colorado. That calculation comes from climate warrior Randy Udall, who had the first gridconnected solar system in his part of Colorado. Some years ago, he persuaded Aspen to spend money earmarked for carbon reduction efforts to harness coal mine emissions. Methane, he says, is carbon on steroids. That’s why coal mines represent such a wonderful opportunity. Granted, the Bureau of Land Management, as administer of mineral rights, recently announced it wants to require mine owners to make use of the methane they vent. But implementing that regulation could take years. Colorado currently is a national leader in transitioning electricity utilities away from carbon emissions, with a 30 percent mandate for investor-owned utilities and 10 percent for electrical cooperatives and municipal utilities. Even smaller targets were fiercely opposed just eight years ago. Now, they’re being handled nicely, and the lights haven’t gone out and the economy hasn’t shut down, at least not because of this. It’s time to set the bar higher: 40 percent is being discussed, as is the creation of a somewhat broader tent that will include coal-mine methane capture. That’s good. We need a more agnostic, open-minded attitude toward technology, one defined by the problem. Renewables are a means to an end, not the end itself. Allen Best is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He writes about energy policy in Denver.

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Occupiers intend to show us that you can have your hot dog and eat it, too, during the People's Energy Independence Day Parade/Picnic. “Organizers” welcome anyone and everyone to march from the XXXXs through downtown Missoula to Caras Park and then on to Kiwanis Park for a picnic. These “organizers” suggest that this year’s theme may be “What does independence/interdependence mean to you and your community(/ies)?” Those who join the decentralized, unorganized and, of course, independent movement are asked to “walk, dance, skate, wheel, cart, hop, strut, puppet [hmm] or hula” during the march. In other words, non-motorized conveyances and stylings of any sort are welcomed. The group’s seemingly haphazard, Merry Prankster-esque tone and attitude might give one the impression that this event isn’t to be taken seriously, but you’ve got to admit that they are acting more in the spirit of the Founding Fathers than the people getting too drunk to drive a boat but not too drunk to shoot roman candles at one another’s faces this holiday. –Jason McMackin

“facts” and “notions,” but the Fourth of July is a political holiday (it’s also an awesome burn on Merry Olde England—however, I digress). The motley group which calls itself Occupy Missoula hasn’t forgotten the political implications of the holiday, even if you have forgotten about them—both the implications and the Occupy movement. The

The Peoples’ Energy Independence Day Parade/Picnic takes place Wed., July 4, at 11 AM. The parade begins near the XXXXs at the terminus of North Higgins Avenue, and the picnic is at Kiwanis Park from noon to 5 PM. Visit occupymissoula.wordpress.com.

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

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.

Join the The Lotus Project for its fundraiser Night at the Roxy, where the film More Business of Being Born is screened, along with a raffle, a silent auction, food and a discussion of birthing options with local birth providers. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins. 6 PM. $20.

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

Make time for some face time to talk about the environment and whatever else is on your mind at Green Drinks in Bigfork. Swan River Inn, 360 Grand. 6–8 PM. Free.

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.

SATURDAY JUNE 30 Hey, I don’t like walking! Jokes. You know me better than that, and if you like it, too, check out the inaugural Footloose Montana Dog Walk. No dog? No problem. Grab an adoptable pooch and take her for a stroll. There are one- and three-mile loops, bbq action, T-shirts, raffles and music. Hosted by Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital. 104 Sheafman Creek Rd., Victor. 6 PM. $20/$15 pre-reg.

Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Caras Park fish sculpture at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org.

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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.

WEDNESDAY JULY 4 Lovers of the environment and the beer head to Green Drinks Missoula to hang out with like-minded folks and casually talk about your world. Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Police investigating a break-in at a Little League snack bar in La Mesa, Calif., promptly located the culprits by following “a trail of chips, candy and other snacks leading away from the scene and up the street,” Sgt. Colin Atwood said. Officers found more snacks behind a vehicle, searched the home that the vehicle was parked in front of and discovered property belonging to the Little League, including a cash register. Authorities charged a man, two women and a girl at the home with burglary. (U-T San Diego) R.J. Williams, 22, admitted robbing 11 New York City banks in five weeks after he was caught trying to rob one of them a second time. Police said Williams was writing a note to a teller on a deposit slip when employees recognized him from the previous robbery attempt five days before. He noticed them staring at him and fled, but two bank employees followed him to where they saw him duck into a doorway and change clothes. They described the new clothing to police, who stopped Williams and brought him to the bank, where the teller positively identified him from his distinctive sideburns. Police found a demand note in his pocket. Police added that Williams holds the world record for eating an entire light bulb: 33 seconds. (New York Post) ALERT MAYOR BLOOMBERG - Babies born by Caesarean section may be more likely to become obese children than those delivered vaginally, according to research published in the British Medical Journal’s Archives of Disease in Childhood. (The Washington Post) FACILITIES MANAGEMENT - Norwegian authorities announced plans to convert part of a highsecurity prison where spree-killer Anders Behring Breivik is being held outside Oslo into a psychiatric unit if Breivik is found insane. According to deputy health minister Robin Koss, the proposed unit would guarantee that Breivik remains at the prison whatever the outcome of his trial. Breivik admitted killing 69 people at a political youth camp and another eight in a bomb attack on a government building but refused to plead guilty, insisting the killings were “cruel but necessary.” (Fox News) The Indian government’s Planning Commission defended its decision to spend $63,146 to renovate three agency restrooms at its Delhi headquarters by explaining that hundreds of people visit the building daily and that it annually hosts more than 1,500 meetings, some attended by ministers and foreign dignitaries. The price tag includes a $9,000 security card system to limit access and security cameras to prevent the theft of equipment. The makeover came under fire right after the government lowered its poverty level to 44 cents a day, far below the World Bank’s standard of $1.25 a day, saving the government on assistance payments. (BBC News) A TIDY SUM - Navy investigators indicated a fire on board a nuclear-powered submarine that injured seven people while it was in dry dock at Maine’s Portsmouth Naval Shipyard started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at the end of shift. Although firefighters contained the blaze to the USS Miami’s forward compartment, which includes crew living quarters, command and control spaces and a torpedo room, the Navy said it “developed an initial rough repair cost estimate of $400 million.” It also reckoned the disruption to planned work on other vessels as a result of the fire cost another $40 million. (Fox News) SHIRKING-CLASS HERO - When postal worker Jacquelyn V. Myers, 55, reported she was unable to deliver the mail because of a lower back injury in May 2009, her supervisors relieved her of mail carrying and put her on “light duty.” In the following months, the Tallahassee, Fla., woman took part in more than 80 long-distance races and triathlons, including the Boston Marathon. What’s more, after the injury claim, her race times improved. This May, a U.S. District Court jury convicted Myers of health-care fraud and making false statements to collect workers compensation. (Associated Press) WHAT COULD GO WRONG? - Latvia’s AirBaltic airline disclosed it began testing “SeatBuddy,” a new service that lets passengers pick their seats based on whether they feel like talking with their neighbors about business, chatting for pleasure, working or resting during flights. Passengers can also specify whether they’d like seatmates to speak the same language, belong to the same generation, work in the same business or share other cultural traits. Noting the service will be free while its “future commercial potential” is explored, AirBaltic expects that seating like-minded people together will make trips more pleasant. “The main thing is how you feel,” airline official Janis Vanags said. “How do you want to feel on this flight? How do you want the people around you to feel on this flight?” Last December, Air FranceKLM introduced a similar service, called “Meet & Seat,” which connects passengers through Facebook and LinkedIn. People choose seatmates after browsing each other’s profiles. (New York’s Daily News) PROBLEM SOLVED - As part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” campaign to promote safe driving during haboobs—severe dust storms that occur in desert areas, especially around Phoenix and Yuma, during the summer—the agency invited residents to tweet haikus about dust-storm safety. (Associated Press) WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED - A woman told Seattle police she was walking her dog in a city park at 2 a.m. when a man approached her complaining she was keeping his friend awake by making too much noise. He then picked up a pooper-scooper and began swinging it at the woman, who said she used her own pooper-scooper to defend herself for nearly half an hour before she was finally able to leave the park. Police couldn’t find the attacker. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS - When sheriff’s deputies identified Matthew Burghardt as the person who ran over 10 mailboxes with his pick-up truck in Jefferson Parish, La., they said he told them “he didn’t know it was illegal to run over mailboxes” but demanded a citation. Instead of issuing a ticket, deputies booked him on three counts of property damage and eight counts of hit-and-run driving. (New Orleans’s The Times-Picayune) BASKETBALL JUSTICE - After 12-year-old Patrick Gonzalez had his head shaved to resemble the face of his favorite basketball player, San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner, he was suspended from school because the school district decided his $75 haircut was a distraction. The Spurs responded by giving Gonzalez and his family tickets to its next playoff game. (Associated Press)

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n June 14, Missoula’s Hilton Garden Inn is decked out with American flags and red, white and blue balloons that rise up alongside Denny Rehberg and Rick Hill banners. A woman wears a black shirt adorned with a glittering elephant. Men look sharp in Wranglers, blazers and Tony Lama boots. There’s an excitement inside the warm foyer during the initial hours of the Montana GOP convention. Local, state and federal lawmakers are mingling with the party’s rank and file on the first day of a three-day event featuring notables such as former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Rep. Rehberg, who’s running to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester in November; and gubernatorial hopeful Rick Hill. Montana Republicans meet every two years at their platform convention, forging and strengthening bonds, making speeches, smiling, shaking hands, posing for pictures and planning for the future. They also edit and amend their state platform, which details the party’s stances on

issues such as commerce and agriculture and serves as a guidebook for lawmaking. Inside Salon A at the Hilton on June 14, about a dozen committee members debated the party’s views on crime, tackling thorny issues like sexual assault, marijuana and homosexuality. The Montana Supreme Court declared the state’s felony “deviate sexual conduct law” unconstitutional in 1997. For years afterward, the Montana GOP’s platform called to re-criminalize “homosexual acts” while Republican legislators blocked efforts to remove the law from the books. But in recent years, the party has taken heat for the way it’s dealt with homosexuality. Former state House Judiciary Chairman Ken Peterson, of Billings, garnered national headlines last year after telling the Independent he supported keeping the deviate sexual conduct law on the books because, despite the Montana Supreme Court’s decision, he believed it was still enforceable. Homosexuals, Peterson said at the time, couldn’t be allowed to “go out into the

heterosexual community and try to recruit people or try to enlist them in homosexual acts.” During the June 14 GOP crime committee meeting, H. Elwood English, a 66year-old attorney from Billings, was the first to say the homosexual acts plank should go. “Mister Chairman, as everybody knows, I think, the Supreme Court found those laws unconstitutional some years ago,” English said. “Every year, I have to put up with some friend of mine saying, ‘You know, the Republican Party still believes they can rule peoples’ lives like that.’” Vice Chair of the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee Lilya McAlister expressed similar feelings; people in Ravalli County ridicule her for the platform, she said. “This denotes that we can go knock on somebody’s bedroom door and arrest them.” Later, McAlister told the Independent that she testified before the committee because, though she’s a Christian, her brother was “born that way.”

Only one person spoke before the committee to oppose removing the plank, saying he found nothing wrong with advocating a change of law on such an important moral issue. Kalispell state lawmaker and Crime Committee Chairman Keith Regier said that striking the language, rather than changing it, seemed best. “We don’t want to say, ‘Homosexual acts, they’re okay.’” After a brief consultation, the committee voted unanimously to remove the plank. The discussion amongst its members was similar to one that’s occurring with increasing frequency lately in courthouses, legislatures and living rooms across the country, as judges, lawmakers, voters and others try to reconcile longstanding legal and moral prohibitions against homosexuality with a burgeoning gay rights movement that contends gay people are due equal protections under the law. It can be an emotional debate at times, as well as one that involves fundamental questions of morality, law and privacy. Perhaps nowhere is it more

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THE INFAMOUS CRIME In 1777, Thomas Jefferson helped pen a criminal code for the Commonwealth of Virginia. It categorized homosexual sex among a broader category of prosecutable acts: “Whosoever shall be guilty of Rape, Polygamy, or Sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting thro’ the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch diameter at the least.” Virginia legislators opted to stick instead with a penalty they had inherited from British law. In 1779, “buggery” in Virginia became a felony punishable by death. The country’s founders crafted laws that reflected Judeo-Christian values. New arrivals to North America thought masturbation sinful. Gay sex was considered an abomination. Before 1961, all 50 states crafted various forms of deviate sexual conduct laws. Some forbade oral sex, others anal sex. In Idaho, Utah and Montana, among other states, those laws also applied to heterosexual sex. In 1865, Montana’s First Territorial Legislature called sodomy “the infamous crime against nature” and made it punishable by a mandatory fiveyear jail term. Fifty years later, the Montana Supreme Court decided, in State v. Guerin, that the law also applied to oral sex. In 1955, the American Law Institute, composed of judges, lawyers and law professors, advised in the “Model Penal

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she says, because it required admitting felonious behavior. In 1991, 1993 and 1995, Gryczan and others lobbied the Montana legislature to repeal the law. Each time, they shared their stories of being otherwise law-abiding citizens who paid taxes and shopped peaceably alongside their straight neighbors at the same grocery stores. Each time, their efforts failed. In fact, they galvanized opposition from conservative groups, who lobbied the legislature to

wrote the majority opinion, explaining that Montana’s constitutional right to privacy ensured adults could engage in all types of consensual sex behind closed doors. “It is hard to imagine,” Nelson wrote, “any activity that adults would consider more fundamental, more private and, thus, more deserving of protection from governmental interference than non-commercial, consensual adult sexual activity.” The decision was a turning point in the fight for gay rights in Montana. “A lot

Jackson, a former educator, testified for the first time about homosexuality at the capitol, in Helena, in 1999. It was his first year as a freshman representative and one year after the Montana Supreme Court declared the state’s deviate sexual conduct law unconstitutional. Jackson cited scripture that condemns homosexuality. After his testimony, opinion columnists and citizens called Jackson a bigot and a homophobe. There were threats, he says; afraid to worry his wife,

this in school, because it’s perfectly alright.” During the same hearing, Rep. Bob Wagner of Harrison was questioning Larry Epstein of The Montana County Attorneys Association on the rationale for removing the language. The proposed bill, Wagner said, “strikes sexual conduct, sexual intercourse, between two persons of the same sex. But it doesn’t strike any form of sexual intercourse with animals. And you talked about the difficulty of enforcing the law in a situation like that, between two adults. I would ask, how would you enforce the law between a consenting animal or a non-consenting animal—how would you determine that?” “I’ve never had that case,” Epstein said. “Bestiality is what you’re talking about.” Once again, the House Judiciary Committee tabled legislation that would have removed the deviate sexual conduct law from Montana code. Only one Republican, Rep. Liz Bangerter of Helena, voted to strike the language. Rep. Diane Sands, a Democrat from Missoula and the first openly gay legislator to serve in the Montana Legislature, subsequently tried to pry the bill out of committee but fell short with 51 of the needed 60 votes. In the upcoming session, Jackson says, he’ll stand firm against attempts to remove the language—unless prohibitions against homosexual proselytizing are put in place. He still takes heat for his stand on homosexuality, he says, but not as intensely as that first time. “Maybe it’s

It’s hard to call the language in Montana law and the state party platform “anything but draconian,” Brueggeman says. “It’s so offensive on its face, it’s just shocking that it would actually be embodied in any statement by any group.” code” that legislators not impose “criminal penalties for consensual sexual relations conducted in private.” When 100 delegates convened in 1971 and 1972 to rewrite the Montana Constitution, a proposal to legalize all private consensual sex failed in a 69-16 vote. A 1973 overhaul of the state’s criminal code produced the “deviate sexual conduct” statute, defining deviate sexual relations as “sexual contact or sexual intercourse between two persons of the same sex or any form of sexual intercourse with an animal.” In 1989, Linda Gryczan, of Helena, found it incomprehensible that she could have been prosecuted for being intimate with her female partner. Though the deviate sexual conduct law wasn’t enforced, “what they were doing was using it to justify discrimination on the job and in housing and in public accommodations,” Gryczan says. Drawing attention to discrimination didn’t work,

fend off attempts to decriminalize gay sex. During the 1995 session, some state lawmakers proposed requiring individuals convicted of deviate sexual conduct to register as sex offenders for life. It wasn’t just Montana Republicans who were dead set against gay rights. Gryczan remembers the day an elected official called her “slime” at a public meeting. “This was by a Democrat. We had to first work with the Democrats, who didn’t want to touch us.” The impasse prompted Gryzcan and five other gay and lesbian Montanans to file a suit in 1993 arguing that the deviate sexual conduct law violated their constitutional rights to privacy and dignity. The state argued that the statute reflected “a legitimate exercise of legislative authority to vindicate societal views concerning appropriate forms of sexual activity.” The Montana Supreme Court found otherwise. In 1997, Justice James C. Nelson

of us were holding our shoulders just a little bit higher,” Gryczan says. Since then, gays and their allies have worked during successive legislative sessions to persuade lawmakers to remove the law from the books. Republicans have refused. Today it lingers, a powerful reminder that gays are still not yet recognized as equal under Montana law. “Unfortunately, a lot of folks thought, ‘Well, because this law has changed, then it’s illegal to discriminate,’” Gryczan says. “The reality is, it’s still perfectly legal to discriminate.”

LIKE ANIMALS Kalispell state Sen. Verdell Jackson knows that God is real. He feels him. “When I pray for some people, I feel the healing take place,” Jackson says. “Once you experience that, you’re a hundredpercent sure that God exists.”

he didn’t let her read the letters. “It got very nasty,” he recalls. Jackson is 71 now. When he’s termed out of the legislature in 2015, he’ll have served 16 years, eight in the House and eight in the Senate. When it comes to fending off attempts to further gay rights, he’s among the most outspoken Republican lawmakers. Like Gryczan, he’s a regular at legislative debates about homosexuality. Jackson agrees that people have a right to privacy, but he doesn’t want to sanction what he sees as immoral behavior, and he worries that gay people, if given a chance, will try to convert his children and grandchildren. Leaving the deviate sexual conduct law on the books ensures there’s a way to punish proselytizing homosexuals, he says. “If all of this is repealed,” Jackson told the House Judiciary Committee in 2011, “the gay rights community can teach

because people know me now,” he says. “They know what to expect.”

‘IT’S SO OFFENSIVE’ H. Elwood English remembers the first time he realized he knew someone who was gay: his best friend from Park County High School, in Livingston. In 1973, the friend outed himself to English and everyone else at their 10-year class reunion. “It was quite a shock,” English says. “If I hadn’t already been moderate on that issue, I came to be a moderate that night.” English went on to run former Senator Conrad Burns’s campaign in 1987 and 1988. He also served as the state Republican Party secretary in the mid-1980s. He caught the “political bug” when he was 7, he says, and helped campaign for Dwight D. Eisenhower. On the second day of the GOP convention in Missoula, English wears a “Hill-

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tee to say, ‘Yeah, it’s a good thing to get rid of that,’ when I don’t think their personal views have changed,” he says, “is an evolution about what government should be doing and shouldn’t be doing.” English thinks there are a lot of other Republicans like him; focused on the economy, they’d prefer to steer clear of regulating sexuality altogether. “Many Republicans just consider this silliness,” he says. Former state Sen. John Brueggeman from Polson goes further; he’s angry about it. It’s hard to call the language in Montana law and the state party platform “anything but draconian,” Brueggeman says. “It’s so offensive on its face, it’s just shocking that it would actually be embodied in any statement by any group.” In 2010, after the party again called to re-criminalize gay sex, Brueggeman said he’d carry a bill calling for the removal of the state’s deviate sexual con-

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Kalispell State Sen. Verdell Jackson

Sonju 2012” sticker on the right lapel of his blazer, just above a button that portrays a massive pachyderm squishing a small donkey, the logo for this year’s GOP convention. English says he spoke up first in the crime committee about removing the GOP’s homosexual acts plank because he feels the government, especially Republicans, has no business policing sexuality. “The Republican Party is the party of freedom,” he says, “not the party of making rules about how people run their businesses or how they run their personal lives. … Religious moral values

are so personal, the government shouldn’t be deciding those for us.” Instead, English says, government ought to focus on national security and the economy. “Those issues have kept me a Republican even as the Republican Party has drifted into being so controlling in the social issues. Most of us Republicans believe that Democrats are dangerous economically for Montana.” By Republican standards, English is a radical when it comes to social issues. He also supports gay marriage. “Marriage is either a holy sacrament or it’s a civil

action,” he says. “If it’s a civil action, it’s got to be due process and equal protection of the laws. Americans who want to marry should have the right to do that.” At the convention, the Montana GOP reaffirmed its stance that marriage is solely a heterosexual union. High-profile state Republicans such as Rehberg, Hill and Tim Fox, who’s running for attorney general, have all said they believe marriage should be off-limits to gays. Even so, English says the crime committee’s unanimous vote to remove the homosexual acts plank is progress. “For the people on that commit-

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State GOP convention delegate H. Elwood English

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dealing with the gay element of society, the LGBT element of society, and the issues surrounding that,” he says. “I think what you see with my generation, and the Gen Xs and the Gen Ys and the coming generations, is, we don’t care.” According to a poll conducted by CNN and market research company ORC International in May of this year, 54 percent of those asked supported same-sex marriage; 73 percent of those polled between the ages of 18 and 34 said they favored marriage equality. The GOP will lose ground if it keeps resisting gay rights legislation, Brueggeman says. “Continued adherence to policies or positions that tend to exclude or limit the rights of people in the LGBT community isn’t going to work in the future.” Some notable Republicans have come out in favor of gay rights lately. Earlier this month, Paul E. Singer, a 67-year-old bil-

English now worries that in a rush to approve the platform, the delegates weren’t aware that the deviate acts language was removed. Despite his nerves, English says, he would have liked to have had a more substantive examination of where the GOP now stands on homosexuality. “I would have preferred to have the discussion, myself, and get it over with.” duct code—an unprecedented move for a Republican legislator in Montana. “After what had happened with the last GOP convention,” he explains, “it was even more important to make a serious statement as an elected Republican that this is not what we stand for.” But Brueggeman didn’t have a chance to carry the legislation. He resigned at the end of November 2010, roughly a month before the legislative session. He said work responsibilities made it too difficult to serve. Brueggeman, who is 33, is part of a growing group of youthful Republicans who seem to have no qualms about homosexuality. “The older generations aren’t as comfortable talking about or

lionaire hedge fund manager from New York, said he was creating a new Super PAC specifically to fund Republican candidates who support gay marriage. The idea behind the American Unity PAC, Singer told The New York Times, is to encourage Republican congressional candidates “‘who could be on the verge of support’ or are ‘harboring and hiding their views.’” Singer is a player in the national Republican Party. According to The Times, he raised $5 million during one fundraiser last month for Mitt Romney. Singer also has a gay son who wed his partner in 2004. Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne, meanwhile, announced last week that they were “delighted” that their daughter,


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State GOP Crime Committee Chair Keith Regier

Mary Cheney, was able to wed her longtime partner, Heather Poe, in a ceremony June 22 in Washington, D.C. According to the same CNN/ORC International poll, 60 percent of 1,009 survey respondents from across the nation said they had a close friend or family member who is gay. That’s up from 49 percent in 2010, which could

mean one of two things: there are now more gay people, or homosexuals are increasingly coming out of the closet. If the latter is true, it’s at least in part the fruition of a long-standing civil rights initiative. At the 1978 Gay Freedom Parade in San Francisco, for example, gay rights leader Harvey Milk told a crowd of more than 250,000 people that, in order

to make gains, gays and lesbians needed to stop hiding. “We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets,” Milk said. “We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence. So I’m going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. You must come out. Come out to your parents, your relatives.” In Montana, on June 16, the state GOP crime committee presented its changes and amendments to a Republican voting body composed of delegates from across the state. The larger body must endorse committee changes before they’re enshrined in the GOP platform. English was nervous before the vote, unsure how his peers would respond to the committee’s efforts to strike the homosexual acts language. But when standing Crime Committee Chair Cleve Loney, a Great Falls representative in the Montana Legislature, addressed the convention on that warm Saturday morning, he didn’t detail the deliberations that drove the crime committee to remove the homosexual acts plank. But for Loney briefly alluding to the fact that the GOP’s stance on marriage is addressed elsewhere in the platform, there was no discussion whatsoever about homosexual acts before the convention adopted the change. English now worries that in a rush to approve the platform, the delegates weren’t aware that the deviate acts language was removed. Despite his nerves,

English says, he would have liked to have had a more substantive examination of where the GOP now stands on homosexuality. “I would have preferred to have the discussion, myself, and get it over with.” There seems to be a sense now in the state GOP that such a conversation has been postponed, like a due bill on a pay-

ment plan. English, for example, points out that while the homosexual acts plank is gone, some of his fellow party members aren’t necessarily committed to abstaining from sexual regulation. “A blank space doesn’t bind them at all,” he says. jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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FLASHINTHEPAN Freshly dug garlic is a beautiful thing. It has a vibrant, youthful shine to it and extra solid body and cloves enclosed in fleshy wrappers that have not yet dried into paper. Flavor-wise, new garlic is a different animal too. When raw, it sizzles hotter on the tongue than its mature, cured counterpart. Cooked, its pearly white glow turns to watery translucence, as the flavor becomes candy-sweet. The garlic harvest runs from about now until midsummer, and if you can get your hands on some freshly pulled stuff that's still attached to the plant, there are many ways to celebrate the occasion. Since it happens that the seasons for both new garlic and backyard grilling coincide, I think a discussion of garlic-based marinades should not be delayed. The first step in a good garlic marinade is to crush the cloves with salt. I learned this technique in Brazil, but have since realized it’s an Old World trick that has found its way to many corners—basically anywhere they have mortars, pestles, salt and garlic. From Puerto Rican pinchos to Haitian griot to Texas-style mojo to Moroccan harissa, mashing garlic and salt seems to have caught on wherever it went— probably because once you start doing it, you don’t ever want to quit. Anytime you’re smashing, chopping or otherwise deconstructing garlic, a little salt will help. If you’ve mashed garlic before, you know it can be unwieldy, squirting across the room under pressure. Even just a little bit of salt changes that. The pestle (or blade or baseball bat) gets better friction when it strikes the garlic if there’s salt around. The garlic bruises and fractures more readily because of the salt, which draws moisture from the cells. The cloves collapse into paste—or in the case of moist, new garlic, a slurry. In the interior of Bahia state, in northeastern Brazil, a vegetarian cook named Jeu taught me the ways of mashed garlic and salt. Jeu’s crew, in their heavy Afro-Baiano slang, called it alho machucado, which translates to something like “beat-up garlic,” but it has many names. The garlic that grows in the tropics tends to be small and packed with numerous miniscule cloves covered in wispy paper that sticks to your fingers. Every week or two, some poor prep

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teaspoon of salt. I usually suggest slicing garlic gloves before mashing them, but new garlic is especially susceptible to salt and big cloves crush like butter. It really helps to have a solid mortar and pestle for these techniques. Sure, you can wing it once in a while with a beer bottle on a cutting board, but when you have the right tool you’ll really understand why the technique is so popular. I recommend the big, heavy stone kind. Simple alho machucado is a great marinade rub for meat, even for just a few minutes but ideally overnight. And a whole range of more complex marinades begin with the mashing of garlic and salt. For Puerto Rican pinchos, or meat skewers, oregano, black pepper, vinegar and olive oil are mixed with the garlic salt paste, while for Cuban-style pinchos the garlic, salt and pepper are joined with citrus juice. Whatever acid and herbs you use, these garlic-and-saltbased rubs are basically awesome on all meats and some veggies too, like potatoes, zucchini and eggplant. I make a New Mexico-style mashed garlic and salt marinade in which I add peppercorns, dried oregano, lime, olive oil and lots of mild red chile powder to the garlic salt paste, and mash it all together. Not only does it season meat, but it’s also the basis for a great sauce when added to frying onions in the pan, along with some water. I like to poach, steam or scramble eggs in that sauce, which results in something like huevos rancheros. Photo by Ari LeVaux The garlic harvest will be gone as quickly hot garlic paste plastered upon the pan’s bottom. I as it arrives, so go find yourself some new garlic and was amazed it didn’t burn, but it seems that the salt experience what it can do for your marinade. The helps the garlic handle the prolonged low heat. farmer's market is the best place for garlic hunting, Eventually Jeu would deglaze the pan with a little and you can often find the new bulbs for sale still water and scrape the browned garlic off the bottom, attached to the plant. Of course, even after this year’s garlic crop is add some oil and then proceed with the recipe at hand, whether that was rice, beans, soup or Bahian cured and matured, you can mash garlic with salt all year long to your heart’s content. baba ganoush. But now, during the harvest, is the ideal time to How much salt to add is a personal choice that’s dependent on many variables, including how strong buy garlic, both for eating and for storing and perhaps the garlic is, what form of salt you have and your per- for planting this fall, if you’re so inclined. If the garlic at sonal taste. With spicy, new garlic fresh from my gar- your local farmers market looks good, then you know den and coarse Mediterranean sea salt, I’ve been it should grow well in your area. And this time next year using about one or two tablespoons of garlic to one you could be pulling, and mashing, your own. cook in Jeu’s kitchen would have to peel a mountain of these tiny cloves. Afterward, the garlic was mashed with salt in a huge mortar until there was enough to fill a two-quart jar, which was kept in the fridge and dipped into frequently during the preparation of most meals. Almost every dish began with a dollop of alho machucado in the bottom of a big, dented aluminum pan. Amazingly, this was done in the absence of oil. As the pan heated on low, Jeu mashed the paste around until there was a broad, thin scab of dried,

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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! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s A Public House 130 W. Pine St. 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ 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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Top, hat. Rock and rollers House of Quist play Sean Kelly’s along with musician John Floridis on Fri., June 20, at 10 PM. Free.

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For summertime learning and such, the Montana Natural History Center’s miniNaturalists Pre-K Program has moved to the Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens. Bugs, dirt and explorations abound. 10–11 AM. $3/$1 for members. Visit montananaturalist.org.

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The Montana Whitewater Championships take place at Brennan’s Wave. Check it, then try it. 11 AM–8 PM. Free. The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust hosts a Children’s Lawn Party at ye olde Daly Mansion in Hamilton. Dancing, singing, games, fun. 1–4:30 PM. $3.

nightlife Meet up with the crew and do that voodoo that you do so well at Downtown ToNight, a weekly food fete at Missoula’s Caras Park from

5:30-8:30 PM. This week’s tunes by Chele Bandulu. Free. Visit missoualdowntown.com. 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. end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., June 29, 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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Nothing says hack writer like summertime articles about the simple joys of cooking meat over an open flame, Neanderthal-like, whilst seeking simplicity and perhaps a trip deep into the lizard portion of our brains, where life’s routines and desires are simple and monosyllabic: kill, eat, sex. But we’re not talking about any old Tom Catmull and the Clerics cookout here, we’re The festival is a fundraiser for the Montana talking barbecue and, specifically, the Big Sky Brewing Co.’s Big Sky BBQ Festival. That means Food Bank Network, which distributes food slow-roasted meats flavored with smoke and throughout the state to various agencies and food cooked at low temps for 10, 12 or 15 hours, pantries for the astoundingly low cost of seven depending on the cut or the odd inclinations of the meals for every donated dollar. The participating moody or tipsy or punchy pitmasters who spend restaurants (Finn and Porter, Outback Steakhouse the night prior keeping their pits warm—but not too and Longriders BBQ, to name a few) donate the various foods they offer. There is light-hearted competition amongst the barbecue stands to WHAT: Big Sky BBQ Festival and Fundraiser see who collects the most tickets. Hot dogs, pulled pork and burgers come in at around WHO: Big Sky Brewing Co. three food tickets for each. To think, with a WHERE: Big Sky Brewery, 5417 Trumpeter Way mere $4 entry fee and food tickets at a buck apiece, you can help feed someone someWHEN: Sat., June 30, from 3–9 PM where in Montana. Not to mention, you can listen to tuneage by the likes of Tom Catmull HOW MUCH: $4/kids under 12 free, with food and the Clerics, Zeppo MT, Cash for Junkers tickets available for $1 each and a cash bar and Mudslide Charley or, if you’re a kid, hit up for Big Sky Brewing products the sack races and jumper playhouse, just not after a bellyful of pulled pork, mustard sauce and slaw. warm—so that we can enjoy meat that should be tender enough to suck through a straw.

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The Steel Toe Floes pick their way into your hearts and scam some free beers, too, when they perform Americana music at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 6–8 PM. Free. The Bottlecap Boys get all kinda highfalutin’ and harmonizing when they play some folksy quartet tunes at the Bitter Root Brewery. 6–8:30 PM. Free.(See Noise) If I know me, I’ll be crowing about the three-day Bowhunter Education Course taking place at the Hamilton Courthouse. Go to fwp.mt.gov and click on the Hunter Education tab. 6–9:30 PM. Field course on Sat., June 30. Get soaked in watermelon sugar when William Hjortsberg reads from his book Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins. 7 PM. Free.

No, George, you can’t make a heart love somebody, so head to the hills and check out the Philipsburg Opera House Theatre performance of the Jack Sharkey farce Your Flake or Mine?. 7 PM. Visit operahousetheatre.com. Listen, Roger, Wilco brings their rarified sound and well-reviewed tunes to the Big Sky Brewery along with PDX alt-country all-stars Blitzen Trapper at 7:30 PM. $44, with advance tickets available at knittingfactory.com. Fans of grammar, logic and rhetoric, grab your usually useless knowledge 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 the naysayers that your version of Lou Gramm’s “Midnight Blue” is as passionate as your lovemaking at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night. 9 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign-up. Write this down, take a little note: Our Arts editor needs a ride to ALL the Party Trained shows. Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 9:30 PM. Free. He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free. The Voodoo Horseshoes VFW Residency Final Night includes


back up from the Red Carpet Devils and Steady Changes. 245 W. Main. 10 PM. Free. The Bottlecap Boys know that nobody in his right mind would have left her and they sing all about it at Monk’s Bar. 225 Ryman. 10 PM. $3. (See Noise.)

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Wax the hood and polish the rims of your favorite lowrider for the annual River Rod Run in downtown Missoula. Nearly 200 classic and hot rod vehicles parade through town starting at 9 PM and ending with more gawking at Caras Park. If you lived your life with a wolf, all your exes probably live in Texas; but if you want to see a documentary about doing such a thing, head to the Wilma for True Wolf. Exec. producer Bruce Weide and director Rob Whitehair are on hand for a Q&A after the 7 PM screening. Wilma Theatre. 7 and 9 PM. $7.50/$5.50 students. (See Scope.) Get carried away with family and old friends at the 5th Annual Darby Roots Reunion. Family and friends of early Darby pioneers can take tours of the area, attend potlucks, eat bbq and more. Call Bonnie for more info. at 821-3214. The Wilderness Institute at UM invites you to volunteer for the best day during Middle Fork of the Judith River Monitoring. Experienced trip leaders guide small groups of volunteers to study areas and gather data. Free. Call Flynn at 243-5361 for specifics. Meriwether Lewis called the Lubrecht Experimental Forest the “prairie of the knobs,” and that’s where you’ll meet for the Montana Native Plant Society’s annual meeting, which starts today and continues through Sunday, July 1. Register between 3 PM and 6 PM, then eat dinner and party with other plant lovers and spend the next couple of days field-tripping through places such as Garnet Ghost Town and Swan Valley wetlands and discussing plants. $30/$10 kids, plus meal and lodging fees. Go to mtnativeplants.org for more info and to register online. Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s Intercultural Dialogue Group, a monthly meeting that aims to

bring together people from various backgrounds for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Every last Fri. of the month at 4:30 PM in the library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

nightlife El 3-Oh! gets gypsy and jazzy at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5–9 PM. Free. Watch the leather at the 12th Annual Garden City Rod and Run, where owners of dope whips show off their rides. Music by Zoo City. Shiny cars will be at Caras Park from 5–9 PM and cruising Higgins Ave. from 9–10 PM. Free. To enlist your rig, call 543-4238. Join the The Lotus Project for its fundraiser Night at the Roxy, where the film More Business of Being Born is screened, along with a raffle, a silent auction, food and a discussion of birthing options with local birth providers. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins. 6 PM. $20. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s weekly meeting to talk about past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Make time for some face time to talk about the environment and whatever else is on your mind at Green Drinks in Bigfork. Swan River Inn, 360 Grand. 6–8 PM. Free. Family Friendly Friday with Britchie at the Top Hat is kidfriendly and a great place to meet sexy single parents. Jus’ sayin’. 6–8 PM. Free. Tom Catmull keeps The Keep keeping on from 6:30–9:30 PM. 102 Ben Hogan Dr. 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. 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 Ave. $2 suggested donation. Call 493-1210 for more info. You probably know what the hills are alive with but if you don’t, the Hamilton Players will tell it you during their performance of The Sound of Music. 100 Rickets Rd. 8 PM. $15/$8 child. The Wild Coyote Band brings their flea-bitten rock and country

to the Eagles in Hamilton. 125 N. 2nd. Cost TBA. John Clayton illuminates folks about the life of author Caroline Lockhart during the Evening Program at Beavertail Hill State Park. Lockhart had a rosy view of the West in her novels, so she moved to Montana in the 1920s to give it a try. Find out how she did. The park is located 26 miles east of Missoula on I-90. 8 PM. Free. In a roundabout way, Mo Walker is gonna woo you today at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. Tyler Matthew Smith and Montana Skies know that it ain’t cool to be crazy about you and that dang stank dog of yours but here we are. Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman. 9 PM. $5. Join baby blue and her pet kangaroo at the Badlander for an evening of ‘grass with The Bottlecap Boys and locals The Hasslers. 9 PM. $5. (See Noise.) If you ain’t lovin’ house, you ain’t livin’, so head to I <3 House and crack them chicken legs of your’n, with local TBA DJs. Palace. 9 PM. $5. Since they kept getting mixed up with the Counting Crows, Chasing Crow has decided to go back to their old name, Whiskey Rebellion. Union Club. 9:30 PM. Free. Dude, I just want to dance with you, that’s why we’re headed to the Sunrise Saloon to hear The Mark Duboise Band. 1101 Strand. 9:30 PM. Free. He lives to spin: DJ Dubwise just can’t stop the dance tracks once they start at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799. Grab the one you’d like to have back and take her to see John Floridis and the House of Quist at Sean Kelly’s. 10 PM. Free. Oh, but I do...Shake Well and the Josh Farmer Band do it to it at the Top Hat. 10 PM. $4.

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See all the beautiful people and purchase fresh-baked yummies and gorgeous veggies and maybe have a taco at one of western Montana’s farmers’ markets. In Missoula, at Circle Square (missoulafarmersmarket.com), on Pine Street and under the Higgins Avenue bridge (clarkforkrivermarket.com); in Stevensville, on Main

Something for everyone at Fort Missoula’s

4th of July Celebration & PANCAKE BREAKFAST Huge pancake breakfast put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (for the benefit of the Friends) from 8:00 until 11:00, on July 4th with entertainment and special events from 10:00 until 4:00 including homestead fun & games, historical demonstrations, antique engines, live music, silent auction, crafts, food, and more! Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, $15 for a family. Children under 6 and members of the Friends of the Museum are free. The Pancake Breakfast is a separate price. Pepsi-Cola Bottling and Bayern Brewery are sponsoring this year's event. For more information, call 728-3476. fortmissoulamuseum.org

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SPOTLIGHT p a r t y i n ‘ s te a d And now for another update on Andy Smetanka. (Sorry to the dude who wrote us the postcard to complain.) Smetanka’s been up to a lot of cool stuff recently, and that’s the cold hard truth. We promise that this is the last thing we are ever going to write about Smetanka, his wife or his progeny … until next week. Let’s talk about you instead. Perhaps you think that living life off the grid would agree with your constitution. That the daily chores would make your soft hands rigid and that calluses would WHAT: So Long Homestead Party and Fundraiser WHERE: Moon-Randolph Homestead, 1515 Spurlock Rd. WHEN: Sat., June 30, at 2 PM HOW MUCH: $5, plus a side dish, salad or dessert grow on your palms and snag your sweater when you pushed up your sleeves to go to work. You could rise before the sun and slough grain from a bucket into a bin for an impatient goat, pick eggs from a nest and stoke the fireplace to heat the

Street; and in Hamilton, at South Third and Bedford Streets. Hours vary for the markets, but it all typically goes down between 8 AM and 1 PM. Mile-high meadows await those

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drafty house built 100 years ago by people who were more rancher than carpenter. You can do all this at the Moon-Randolph Homestead a mere mile or two from downtown Missoula. The homestead, which is managed by the North Missoula Community Development Corporation and the City of Missoula, sits higher than most of the city and that little bit of altitude and distance create an invisible border between the past and the present. For nearly five years Andy Smetanka, his wife Joanna Pedersen-Smetanka and their children have lived on the homestead and acted as its caretakers, but now it’s time for them to rejoin the world, though not without a celebration, of course. The caretakers are offering several gallons of hard cider made from homestead apples and pears, as well as a chance for friends and interested parties to commiserate at the ranch one more time. For those interested in taking on the caretaker position, this is a great opportunity to check out the place and see for yourself just how much you want live in the past when the present is only a 20-minute pedal away.

who take part in the Lolo Pass Mountain to Meadow Half Marathon and 5K. The event begins at the Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center and passes through Packer Meadows, a historic Nez Perce

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travel route. Join the higher-ups at runlolopass.org. Here’s all you need to know: savory hors d’oeuvres, beer or wine and the docile tones of a few yarns and tales gracefully told by


cowboy poets. Oh, and yodeling. An Afternoon of Cowboy Poetry and Music starts at 2 PM at the Ravalli County Museum. Visit brvhsmuseum.org. Some people think I hate everything. Not true! I love the free pony rides (for kids only?) and half-price propane bottle fills at the Axmen all day long. 7655 Hwy. 10 W. Find out if Fort Worth ever crossed your mind during Tucson psychic and channeler Susan Sampson’s Past Life Lectures and Glimpses in the Large Meeting Room at the Missoula Public Library. 301 E. Main. 2 PM. Free. Learn to chill until the next episode at Reiki Training I with Carrie Schreiber. This Japanese technique for stress reduction may just make you all better. Intuitive Empowerment Institute, 725 W. Alder #4. $125. Visit intuitive empowerment.com. Hobie Hare takes the roundabout way and shows off the wonders of Upper Gold Creek during MNHC’s Saturday Discovery Day. 9 AM–3 PM. $25/$15 children and $20/$10 children for members. Visit montananaturalist.org. No doubt there is no wrong, only right, at the Clay Workshop: Can You Dig It? Discovering Local Clays with David Peters.This twoday class teaches you how to dig and process your own clay. $185. Visit theclaystudiomissoula.com or call 543-0509. The Hot Springs Farmers Market busts out the dee-lish grub for all you all, with tunes come 4 PM at the Aftermarket Music & Arts Series. 11 AM–3 PM.

The 12th Annual Garden City Rod and Run Show and Shine is a demonstration of America’s once proud tradition of manufacturing rad stuff. Check out the rides at Caras Park from 11 AM–4 PM. To enlist your rig, call 543-4238. No need to worry about the chill of early fall just yet, cuz Summer Time: A New Selection of Artworks by the Killdeer Artisans Guild is on display, featuring the weavings of Bonnie Tarses. Hangin’ Art Gallery, Hwy. 93N, Arlee. 2–4 PM. Free. You know we really shouldn’t be doing this, but ABC’s “The Bachelor” is holding a casting call at the Sunrise Saloon at 3 PM, with after-party tunes by Earl Wear and Haywire at 8 PM. 1101 Strand. Free. Take the man in love with you to the Missoula Childrens Theatre Summer Day Camp Performance of The Jungle Book at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 200 N. Adams. 3 and 5 PM. $9. Get yourself a big ol’ plate o’ numnummery at the Big Sky BBQ Fest at the Big Sky Brewery, with tunes by all kids of luminaries. The best part? It’s a fundraiser for the Montana Food Bank Network. 3–9 PM. Visit mfbn.org/bigskybbq. (See Spotlight.)

Hey, I don’t like walking! Jokes. You know me better than that, and if you like it, too, check out the inaugural Footloose Montana Dog Walk. No dog? No problem. Grab an adoptable pooch and take her for a stroll. There are one- and three-mile loops, barbecue action, T-shirts, raffles and music. Hosted by Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital. 104 Sheafman Creek Rd., Victor. 6 PM. $20/$15 pre-reg. Pinegrass starts a fire I can’t put out down at the Bitter Root Brewery from 6–8:30 PM. Free. You look so good in love and in Patrick Marsolek’s trance drumming class at the Warehouse Mall. 725 W. Alder #17. 6:30–9:30 PM. $35. Pre-register at 443-3439.

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You probably know what the hills are alive with but if you don’t, the Hamilton Players will tell it you during their performance of The Sound of Music. 100 Rickets Rd. 8 PM. $15/$8 child. John Clayton illuminates folks about the life of author Caroline Lockhart during the Evening Program at Salmon Lake State Park. Lockhart had a rosy view of the West in her novels, so she moved to Montana in the 1920s to give it a try. Find out how she did. The park is located five miles south of Seeley Lake on Hwy. 83. 8 PM. Free.

nightlife You are gonna quit saying “I can still make Cheyenne” when Kevin Van Dort performs at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5–8 PM. Free. Who loves a Discount Quartet? Everybody, of course. And they are performing at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake. 5–9 PM. Free.

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TV party. The Opera House Theatre in Philipsburg performs the farce Your Flake or Mine? On Thur., June 28 and Sat. June 30, at 7 PM. $18/$10 for kids 12 and under. Call 859-0013.

John Guyman is true to his ways when he sings the tunes to make you swoon at the Symes Hotel. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. DJ Monty Carlo tells me baby’s gotten good at goodbye, so come down and say hello to the man during Absolutely, a dance party featuring every style of rumpshaking tuneage. Badlander. Doors at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. Get out of the chair and dance to the reggae of the Real Life Rockaz at Monk’s Bar. 225 Ryman. 9 PM. $5. I don’t know what’s going on in your world but I know that the MontanaGanza Tour is going on at the Palace, with Enzymes and a farmer’s grip of local talent. 9 PM. Free. I’ve come to expect it from you, Barbara, but not Whiskey Rebellion. They play “Mr. Jones” at the Lumberjack Saloon up Hwy. 12 outside of Lolo at 9 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. Call the man in love with you and pedal on over to Sean Kelly’s to hear Javier Ryan, Ruthie Dada with Chris Duparrie and John Adam Smith. 10 PM. Free. The Dodgy Mountain Men CD release party goes down at the Top Hat at 10 PM. $2 cover or $6 if you snatch up a CD, too.

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Take a Sunday stroll and a spin on the carousel at the Carousel Sunday Market & Festival, which offers up local veggies, crafts and all sort of yummikins. Every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM at the New Park parking lot near A Carousel for Missoula. Visit carrousel.com/acfm/carousel-sunday-marketand-events.

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Get back in shape and learn something new at Freestone Climbing Gym’s Intro to Bouldering course, which introduces basic techniques, safety stuff, ethics and more. Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and two weeks of unlimited climbing. 935 Toole. Noon–1:30 PM. $40. Go with the jam when The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949. You probably know what the hills are alive with but if you don’t, the Hamilton Players will tell it you during their performance of The Sound of Music. 100 Rickets Rd. 2 PM. $15/$8 child. Take the man in love with you to the Missoula Childrens Theatre Summer Day Camp Performance of The Jungle Book at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. 200 N. Adams. 3 and 5 PM. $9. Editor Mark Gibbons shares a love without end during the final reading from the literary arts mag Cedilla V: A Montana Trip, with words from the likes of Ed Laher, Sheryl Noethe, Roger Dunsmore and many more. Shakespeare & Co. 103 S. 3rd W. 4 PM. Free. Tom Catmull knows the difference between living and living well and he sings all about it at Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 4–7 PM. Free.

nightlife Louie Bond and Kimberlee Carlson make Sunday a sunshine day and turn the Top Hat into the USS Grinnerino. 7–10 PM. Free. 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.


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Six weeks of Belly Dance with Aniysa ought to have you prepped for anything that comes your way, dancing-wise. Wellness Center, 500 W. Broadway. Continuing dancers 7:30 PM, beginners at 6:30 PM. $36. Email ann@aniysa.com.

Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room and work on your elk camp locution at the Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters. All are invited. Noon–1 PM. 5205 Grant Creek Dr. Free. Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsolek during Compassionate Communication Non-Violent Communication Weekly Practice Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free.

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.

Music starts at 6 PM, so bring a chair, blanket and a pack of ... you know. $20/kids free. Visit festivalsontheflathead.org. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indianled talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. So you think you can dance? Come down to the Unity Dance and Drum’s African Dance Class at the Missoula Senior Center

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. Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Caras Park fish sculpture at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org.

Fill up on your neighbors’ num-nums at the Arlee Community Development Corporation’s Jocko Valley Farmers Market. Uptown Arlee. 4–7 PM.

Easiest way to make rent since keno: Bingo at the VFW. 245 W. Main. 6:45 PM. $10 buy-in.

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Num-nums and various vittles are the order of the day at Missoula’s Caras Park during Out to Lunch, which runs from 11 AM to 2 PM. This week’s tunage provided by Shodown. Free. Visit missoula downtown.com

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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.

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I’m carrying your life with me to Fourth of July in the Hot Springs City Park, where Voodoo County and the Soul City Cowboys perform. Food and fireworks, too. 4 PM–midnight.

Gurunam Singh won’t be singing “Am I Blue” at Kirtan, a call-and-response concert at Inner Harmony Yoga. 6:30 PM. $20. Call 581-4093 or visit yogainmissoula.com.

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Get carried away by the Occupy Missoula peeps and use a non-motorized conveyance this holiday during the People’s Energy Independence Day Parade/Picnic. The parade begins at the XXXXs at 11 AM and winds up at Kiwanis park for a picnic from noon–5 PM. Free. (See Agenda.)

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Milkcrate Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic presents another night of electric mayhem from all corners of the sub-genre world with MAD (Missoula Area Dubstep). Palace. 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 PBR pitchers.

Time to pull out the ace in the hole and head to the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, with George Strait and Toby Keith. That is untrue. TBA locals. 9 PM. Free.

Sing a song about the heartland at Missoula’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Pancake Breakfast from 8–11 AM, with music by the Montana Tuba Chorale, Black Mountain Boys, Silk Stockings and Quartet Cribe, with a very special appearance by “Mr. Give me liberty or give me death” himself, Patrick Henry, at 1 PM. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. $5/$3 seniors/$2 students/$15 per family. For more info., call 728-3476.

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.

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. Come by and do you that funk-a-doo. 245 W. Main. 10:30 PM. Free. Call Phil at 2240816 to sign-up.

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.

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You have the choice to check yes or no and sign-up for the Teen Writing Group at the Bitterroot Public Library. 2–3 PM. Free.

There’s nothing bland about so dust off that flugelhorn, join the Missoula City rehearsal in the Sentinel High Rm. Call 728-2400 or go cityband.org.

the ZACC’s weekly, one-hour poetry workshop. 235 N. 1st St. 8 PM. Free.

You’re not doing any work anyway, right? So donate blood at St. Pat’s. Easy come, easy go, am I right? 1 PM. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code stpats to schedule an appt. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 1-3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

nightlife 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 Take a cruise on up to the lake for the 2nd Annual Salish Point Blues Festival in Polson, where artists like The Fat Tones, Kevin Van Dort and the KVD Blues Band and Big Daddy and the Blue Notes will perform.

and prove it. Or if you don’t think you can dance, learn. 7–8:30 PM. $10 per class or $35 for four. Take a load off while you get a load of some of the area’s better musicians during the Musician Showcase at Brooks and Browns in the Holiday Inn Downtown. $7 Big Sky pitchers and $2 pints. 200 S. Pattee St. Free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with: What year did the Will Smith powerhouse film Independence Day premier? (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. Don’t just express yourself, be expressive at

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

nightlife Lovers of the environment and the beer head to Green Drinks Missoula to hang out with like-minded folks and casually talk about your world. Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Check out The Wild Mare in Corvallis for their First Wednesday Wine Tasting at 6 PM. You can taste some wine, have some appetizers, you know, whatever. This month features wine from Oregon. 283 2nd St. thewildmare.com. Enjoy the blue clear sky at the Sunrise Saloon’s Outdoor Fourth of July Party, with TBA tunes. 1101 Strand. 8 PM. Free.

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time. This time it’s at the Draught Works Brewery. 915 Toole. 5:30–8 PM. Free. Meet up with the crew and do that voodoo that you do so well at Downtown ToNight, a weekly food fete at Missoula’s Caras Park from 5:30-8:30 PM. This week’s tunes by Blue Collar. Free. Visit missoualdowntown.com.

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Go on and check out Gary Redman at the Symes Hotel In Hot Springs. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. (Pub trivia answer: 1996.) Show the Brits how it’s done ‘Merican-stylie and celebrate Independence Day with a Fireworks Spectacular at Southgate Mall. Beginning at 9 PM, there will be live tuneage by the Missoula City Band, followed by the presentation of colors and the national anthem, then, blam-o!, the fireworks begin at 10:30 PM. Bring a chair. Park in the lot in in front of Bob Ward and Sons. Free.

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Crazed dentists and man-eating plants aren’t that far from reality, are they? Little Shop of Horrors got a boost when it came to the big screen with Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. The musical production by the Alpine Theatre Project brings back what was a spoof on 1950s sci-fi moves. You can catch it at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in Whitefish, 600 E. Second St., at 8 PM. $18–$39 at alpinetheatreproject.com

Fans of grammar, logic and rhetoric, grab your usually useless knowledge 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. $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM–midnight.

Show the naysayers that your version of Lou Gramm’s “Midnight Blue” is as passionate as your lovemaking at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night. 9 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign-up. Write this down, take a little note: Our Arts editor needs a ride to ALL the Party Trained shows. Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 9:30 PM. Free. Send your event info to me by 5 PM on Fri., June 29 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 at missoulanews.com.

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MOUNTAIN HIGH I t's a wonderful time to be a folfer. Or frolfer. Or disc golfer. Not only is the weather finally making strides toward summer, but when it comes to folfing, changes abound. Grab your discs, a buddy and some beer, the season is here. Maybe you've been to Blue Mountain recently, rainy as it's been, and noticed your game going to new levels. That would be due to a new and nearly complete set of level rubber tee pads, courtesy of the Garden City Flyers. What a difference it makes, not tripping over rocks in an attempt to make a disc soar 400 feet. Or 40 feet, if you're still working on your flick. Elsewhere in folf news, there's a new private course near Johnsrud at Kind Swine BBQ on Highway 200. Yes, our dreams have come true. You can start your day with a float and end it with a round of disc. It's been community tested and now deliberations are on for what membership, pricing and hours will entail. The final details weren't available by press time, but you can check

Kind Swine’s Facebook page for updates. Oh, we almost missed you, Snowbowl! The summer season, which includes lift access to bike trails and a high-altitude folf course, opened June 23. They'll be open regularly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the $8 lift running from noon to 5 p.m. Drum roll for the big announcement. … Nah, you marked your calendars, it's no surprise: The recently restored Pattee Canyon course opens for the season on Monday, July 1. With luck, all its isolated regrowth will be in full bloom as you wait your turn to navigate the narrow lines or dig through the tall grass for a crappy shot. —Brooks Johnson Step 1: Buy some discs at Bob Ward's or Play It Again Sports. Step 2: Drive or bike to a local course (easy directions available at gardencityflyers.org). Step 3: Throw discs, be courteous and have fun.

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THURSDAY JUNE 28 For summertime learning and such, the Montana Natural History Center’s miniNaturalists Pre-K Program has moved to the Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens. Bugs, dirt and explorations abound. 10–11 AM. $3/$1 for members. Visit montananaturalist.org. The Montana Whitewater Championships take place at Brennan’s Wave. Check it, then try it. 11 AM–8 PM. Free. If I know me, I’ll be crowing about the three-day Bowhunter Education Course taking place at the Hamilton Courthouse. Go to fwp.mt.gov and click on the Hunter Education tab. 6–9:30 PM. Field course on Sat., June 30.

FRIDAY JUNE 29 The Wilderness Institute at UM invites you to volunteer for the best day during Middle Fork of the Judith River Monitoring. Experienced trip leaders guide small groups of volunteers to study areas and gather data. Free. Call Flynn at 243-5361 for specifics. Meriwether Lewis called the Lubrecht Experimental Forest the “prairie of the knobs,” and that’s where you’ll meet for the Montana Native Plant Society’s annual meeting, which starts today and continues through Sunday, July 1. Register between 3 PM and 6 PM, then eat dinner and party with other plant lovers and spend the next couple of days field-tripping through places such as Garnet Ghost Town and Swan Valley wetlands and discussing plants. $30/$10 kids, plus meal and lodging fees. Go to mtnativeplants.org for more info and to register online. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s weekly meeting to talk about 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.

John Clayton illuminates folks about the life of author Caroline Lockhart during the Evening Program at Beavertail Hill State Park. Lockhart had a rosy view of the West in her novels, so she moved to Montana in the 1920s to give it a try. Find out how she did. The park is located 26 miles east of Missoula on I-90. 8 PM. Free.

SATURDAY JUNE 30 Mile-high meadows await those who take part in the Lolo Pass Mountain to Meadow Half Marathon and 5K. The event begins at the Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center and passes through Packer Meadows, a historic Nez Perce travel route. Join the higher-ups at runlolopass.org. Hobie Hare takes the roundabout way and shows off the wonders of Upper Gold Creek during MNHC’s Saturday Discovery Day. 9 AM–3 PM. $25/$15 children and $20/$10 children for members. Visit montananaturalist.org. Hey, I don’t like walking! Jokes. You know me better than that, and if you like it, too, check out the inaugural Footloose Montana Dog Walk. No dog? No problem. Grab an adoptable pooch and take her for a stroll. There are one- and three-mile loops, bbq action, T-shirts, raffles and music. Hosted by Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital. 104 Sheafman Creek Rd., Victor. 6 PM. $20/$15 pre-reg. John Clayton illuminates folks about the life of author Caroline Lockhart during the Evening Program at Salmon Lake State Park. Lockhart had a rosy view of the West in her novels, so she moved to Montana in the 1920s to give it a try. Find out how she did. The park is located five miles south of Seeley Lake on Hwy. 83. 8 PM. Free.

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

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Lupine legend A Q&A with True Wolf director Rob Whitehair by Brooks Johnson

With all the talk of wolf hunts and quotas these days, it’s hard to imagine a time before them—unless you remember 1995, when wolves were reintroduced to the Northern Rockies. True Wolf revisits that controversy with the story of a wolf pup named Koani that was born into captivity in 1991 and raised in the Bitterroot. The couple who raised her, biologist Pat Tucker and filmmaker Bruce Weide, along with their dog Indy, became her unlikely pack. The wolf was left to Tucker and Weide by another filmmaker, which forced a decision: euthanize Koani, who lacked the wild skills to survive outside of captivity, or keep and tame her. They went a step further and utilized the opportunity to educate people about wolves. Their organization, Wild Sentry, is devoted to demystifying the wolf, and over Koani’s 16 years the pack has visited thousands of classrooms across America. The goal was to show the wolf as it is: something close to a dog but wild and complex. The couple still struggles with their decision to give Koani a decidedly un-wild life. True Wolf is mostly archived video shot by Weide, who says he took it to someday tell the story of Koani. After her death in 2007, he started putting the pieces together, eventually finding Missoula filmmaker Rob Whitehair to direct the project. The archived Koani footage is accompanied by interviews and more recent wild wolf footage. Whitehair recently chatted with the Indy about howling for wolves, the making of the film and the stories we tell ourselves.

Indy: You’ve shot several nature documentaries featuring the California condor, the elephant seal and others. So why wolves, and why now? Whitehair: I made my California condor film, and sent it up here to the IWFF [International Wildlife Film Festival]. I was really excited about the prospects of what this career could do for me. That was 1996. I was working as a wildlife ecologist at the time. So I came up here, went backpacking in the Bob Marshall. I had an experience with a wolf: I howled, I didn’t know any better at the time, but all of a sudden here’s a return howl. I was absolutely floored. Later that night, that wolf came into camp. It was one of those experiences; as soon as that happened, I said, “I’ve got to live here, in Montana, and at some point make a movie about wolves.” Indy: Using all of this archival footage, was it hard putting that together not using your own shots or your own vision? Whitehair: Bruce had approached a couple filmmakers before me, and they had their own ideas to maybe not use as much of the archival footage and shoot re-creations—just have the whole thing based on re-creations with a living wolf. But I thought, “No that’s not it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we have to see what it was actually like.” It took me about six months to go through all the footage, hundreds of hours. It’s so impressive to me that there’s as much footage as there was when they had to be taking care of the wolf, too, and being careful with people around it. It was a 24/7 thing, and to actually get footage of that, it’s amazing. Indy: What is your intended audience for the movie? Whitehair: Initially, the main thing is that target audience you want to get to; we know wolf people are going to love it. But the thing that happened with me and this film is that it became larger because the wolf acts as this

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charismatic animal to tell the larger story of how stories influence us in civil discourse. Especially in today’s day and time, when we’re just so polarized, we’re so hellbent on screaming at each other and not coming up with any solutions. Well, here’s a golden opportunity. I think there’s a pretty wide swath of people that will end up liking the film. Indy: You talk with a variety of vantage points. Why didn’t you talk to a rancher? Whitehair: Well, we talked to Ron Gillette. He’s kind of the quintessential spokesperson for all of the anti-wolf sentiment. One of the things I really didn’t want to do was stack the deck. Especially with the wolf issue, it’s really easy to do. I really wanted a balanced approach. We know there are problems. We know wolves kill livestock. The key is, on both sides, we need to come to a compromise of some sort in order for the wolf to become just the wolf, and get rid of these stories. It’s not the demon, it’s not the deity. The sooner we drop those myths and legends, the easier it’s going to be to work together. Indy: How do you think Koani’s story will change people’s minds? Whitehair: The soul aim of this was to show what a wolf really was. In the end run, what I hope is that people will look at this and say, “Huh. We really do have to question the stories we’ve grown up with, the stories we keep telling ourselves. Are those based in facts?” That’s the one thing I’d like anyone to get out of this. True Wolf screens at the Wilma Theatre Friday, June 29, at 7 PM and 9 PM. A Q&A with Whitehair, Pat Tucker and Bruce Weide follows the 7 PM screening. Visit truewolfmovie.com for more info. $7.50/$5.50 students.

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Scope Noise Books Film Movie Shorts The Bottlecap Boys On a first listen, The Bottlecap Boys sound exactly how you’d expect a band with their name to sound: boot-stomping jug band, string-infused Americana. You think, Hey, they’re pretty good. A few moments belie their youth and suggest a little more polishing might be in order, but then again, barroom hootenanny music isn’t meant to sound overly slick. On subsequent listens, you realize that this rollicking exuberance is actually being fueled by some fairly virtuosic musicianship: the intricate harmonies in “The Dream,” the frequent upright bass, the caesuras, the changes in tempo. “Try to Try” has some fancy footwork in the chorus, the likes of which I’ve only heard in light opera. Fingers and picks fly. This isn’t just another whiskey-addled, old-timey band with pawnshop instruments; these are serious musicians playing fun music. The up-and-coming Pacific Northwest band will be one to watch for, assuming they can keep up their momentum and produce that all-important first album.

Restavrant Yeah, I Carve Cheetahs Hillgrass Bluebilly Records

Restavrant is what happens when you grow up in Texas and then put yourself in the blender of L.A. for a few years. It’s also like the duo reached into a hat and stuck with the first four genres they picked. The band mixes murky, inconsistent blues with electronic beats and loops. It’s like stepping into a cowboy-themed discotheque. Cheetahs, Restavrant’s second album, offers

Belt of Vapor Buck Whoa! Boat Records

The sound of Spokane’s Belt of Vapor is as relentless as a caged wolverine gnawing on a dried-up old hog’s ear. With nary a musical introduction, bassist and vocalist Aaron Powell opens the 7-inch record Buck with a wail that is less a shriek and more a call to duty. It’s the kind of voice that a sea captain would use to order his sailors to stand fast during a fusillade from the Spanish Armada. The band is heavy and metallic without exactly being heavy metal. The music drives and grinds through repetitive riffage that spins and spins until one is coaxed into nodding in agreement. Of course, once you feel like you

Langhorne Slim The Way We Move Ramseur Records

Langhorne Slim’s new release seems like a spectacular place to dive into his discography. This is one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time—deftly delivered, soulfully textured, raucous when it’s not slowly simmering. It’s a roadtrip album. An album you take with you as a weapon against regret and sorrow. In “Bad Luck,” the New York-based singer-songwriter belts out “I might not be lucky even though I have tried /

With only five songs available for listening, a ridiculously written bio and no credit given anywhere to their invaluable back-up singers (c’mon guys!), let’s hope their business acumen catches up with their musical savvy. (Melissa Mylchreest) The Bottlecap Boys play Thu., June 28, at the Bitter Root Brewery at 6 PM for free and later that night at Monk’s Bar at 10 PM. $3. On Fri., June 29, at 10 PM, the band plays the Badlander with The Hasslers. $5. more roots than electricity. It falters in the realm of clarity and structure. I like “Bev D,” though. It shows off their slower side and works well with some old blues tricks. Tracks like “Six Years” feature Troy Murrah’s tinny growl and J State’s trashy trapset, resulting in mostly chaos. Murrah sounds more like a sped-up recording of Bukowski reading “40 Cigarettes.” By the end of the album, they’re just hitting you over the head with noise—all speed and intensity with very little content. But Cheetahs can grow on you, if you’re not hungover. This week in Missoula, the duo will be surrounded by an arsenal of instruments: a guitar, a banjo, a harmonica, keyboards and all sorts of percussion. That’s why you go: for that element of surprise. (Brooks Johnson) Restavrant plays Zoo City Apparel Tue., July 3, at 8 PM. $5. know the answer and you start to swing along, the power trio changes the question and lights into a foray of noise and crusty bass notes that are nearly as blissful as Michael Anthony’s triplet at the end of Eddie’s solo on Van Halen’s “Everybody Wants Some.” “Genius/Failure” is more off-kilter, with busy drumming and a man-sized bowl of noodling guitar riffs. The album softens but doesn’t fade during the second half of the track, as if a sinking ship were singing its own elegy. (Jason McMackin)

Bad luck got in me / But I will survive!” The banjo fingerpicking and clap-happy drums mix with shimmering organ to create a stew of roots and zydeco. And then there’s the 1970-styled “Fire,” which could be a Buffalo Springfield song, but grittier. “Great Divide” is by far my favorite. It’s the soundtrack to a train hauling fast across the West, with a rockabilly edge. When Langhorne Slim hits the lonely high note on “We’re Lost!” you’ll shiver just a little bit. It makes sense that he’s played with everyone from Josh Ritter to the Violent Femmes to the Old 97s—the diversity on this album keeps it always dynamic. It’s sweet and sorrowful. It’s the kind of revivalism that won’t bring you religion, but it’ll remind you how good music can be. (Erika Fredrickson)

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Rurally Screwed is at it’s best when Knadler—a Missoula native and third-generation Montanan— pushes away from this simplified city mouse-country mouse thesis and concentrates on the more complicated story: What happens when you fall in love with someone who is nothing like you imagined, and also nothing like you? When the book opens, Knadler is a working at a glossy women’s magazine in her adopted city of New York, dating someone who looks good on paper (and in person) but who has disturbing issues not far under the surface. When she returns to her home state to cover the famed Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, she meets a cowboy who quickly turns from a one-night stand into a new, surprising love. Shockingly soon, she finds herself freelancing remotely from a farmhouse on the outskirts of Lexington, Va., and wondering what exactly she has done for love and whether she has made a big mistake. 406.721.5600 • 800.525.5688 • WESTERNMONTANACLINIC.COM

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The book struggles when the author tries to fit her story into the rigid Sex in the City, Out of the City plot structure that publishing houses and audiences seem to be looking for these days. Early on, she has to explain that she doesn’t actually live off of the grid in Lexington, that her love interest isn’t technically a cowboy (he grew up in the suburbs on the East Coast) and that she isn’t technically a New Yorker (her grandparents were cattle ranchers and she grew up here in town). The climax and resolution feel forced, as if Knadler was fighting hard to get her love story to follow a conventional romantic comedy arc instead of letting it take its natural shape. But during the sections of the book when Knadler isn’t under pressure to follow the latest chick lit trend, and when she focuses on the heart of the matter—her unlikely love and her search for what she really wants—her story shines. After her move to rural Virginia, she starts a journey to find out both who she is and where she belongs, a journey that takes her to an evangelical Bible study group, to a motorcycle dealer and to the post office to pick up dozens of chickens. These glimpses of her new life are touching, heartfelt and funny, and Knadler’s ability to analyze and process her feelings about her situation make the read even more rewarding. In addition, all scenes featuring her husband Jake, who is far more than just a cowboy, are well worth a reader’s time. The book successfully (and with humor) captures the big, real problem with falling in love: You don’t have much of a say about who it’s with or what happens next. In the end, her relationship isn’t complex or interesting because she’s an urbanite and he’s a hick, it’s because they are two people with different dreams and different needs. During her first visit to Lexington, Knadler stumbles upon a statue of Stonewall Jackson that is engraved with the general’s quote “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” This, more than any cutdown city girl epiphany about the trending hipness of homesteading, is at the center of the book. When the labels finally drop away, Knadler is just a few resolutions away from being happy with her odd life—one that includes moonshine, sewing, enthusiastic canning and a home heated by wood, just as it also includes quirky fashion, occasional trips to New York and, ultimately, a sweet publishing deal. Here’s to hoping that since Knadler so successfully broke out of both her city girl mold and her country girl mold she can also break free of the restrictive chick lit mold in the future—so that her writing can become even more rewarding and significant. We will be waiting to read it here in Missoula. arts@missoulanews.com


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Although the general purpose of a movie review is to help readers decide if a film is worth shelling out some hard-earned cash, chances are you’ve already made up your mind about this one. And all it likely took was a quick glance at the title. After all, few things can illicit such divisiveness among moviegoers like reading the words Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter scrawled across a marquee. What might look like a fun, violence-filled genre romp to one cinefile could, to another, look like the horrifying marriage of

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In addition to the flashy, kinetic action sequences, another of the film’s rare strengths is its pulpy presidential protagonist. Benjamin Walker is no stranger to taking on the role of a historical figure. He managed an impressive turn as the titular sexologist in Kinsey and he is equally convincing here as the lanky, axe-wielding commander-in-chief. But one can’t help but wonder if his talents are going to waste. He seems much more comfortable making speeches than beheading bloodsuckers. If a proper biopic of Abe, sans the dentally challenged undead, goes into production in the near future, the folks in casting could do worse than bringing Walker in. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the film’s cabinet of supporting players. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s (The Thing) portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln and the usually brilliant Alan Tudyk’s (Death at a Funeral) turn as Stephen Douglas seem about as lifeless as the fanged ones. This feeling of going through the motions pervades the film to such a significant degree that you’ll wonder if there are more zombies than vampires populating this version of 19th century America. Although Abe himself is not to blame, it’s ultimately the Abraham Lincoln portion of the movie that ends up preventing the vampire hunter ingredients from consistently creating any real sense of terror or excitement. This fictional Lincoln just could not successfully unify the disparate elements of this film in the same way the real one managed to unify a nation. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter continues at the Carmike 12 and Village 6. arts@missoulanews.com

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Scope Noise Books Film Movie Shorts Attention movie lovers and patriots alike: Due to the release of holiday blockbusters such as The Amazing Spiderman occurring on Tue., July 3, we do not have a full listing of showtimes. Please call the theatre of your choice for the most up-to-date information.

OPENING THIS WEEK THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN Peter Parker may just find out what happened to his parents and perhaps where they are; in the meantime, he’s got a nemesis and a lot of CGI to overcome. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: Opens on Tue., July 3, at midnight. Showboat: 4, 6:50 and 9:30 pm. Opens on Tue., July 3.

up as a fall guy in a Ponzi scheme the mob and some other bad dudes are running. Not laughing? Well, his family has to live with Madea, then get the money back to the rightful owners– Madea style, snap-snap. Also starring Tom Arnold. Rated PG-13. Village 6: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 pm.

NOW PLAYING ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Honestly, the 16th president of the United States is about to go all kinds of action hero on some vampires trying to take over the

Showboat: 4:15, 7 and 9:20 pm. No 9 pm or later shows on Wed., July 4. BRAVE In this Disney-Pixar animation, a princess gets the whole fruitin’ kingdom in an uproar and finds herself rolling with a witch before she can make it all right again. Starring every Scottish actor except Sean Connery, including Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson and Kelly Macdonald. Rated PG. Carmike 12: 6:45 and 9:15 pm. Big D: 12:30, 2:45 and 5 pm. Village 6: 4 and 7 pm. 3D: 1 and 9:10 pm. Pharaohplex: 9 pm, with matinees on Wed.,

ROCK OF AGES I think Poison summed up this film back in ‘88 when they did the “Mama’s Fallen Angel” video, as did Guns ‘n’ Roses with their “Welcome to the Jungle” video, but this time we’ve got fun and games starring Tom Cruise as an ’80s glam metal up-and-comer overcoming obstacles (groupies) and challenges (cocaine) and doing it all for love. Also starring Julianne Hough. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 12:30, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30 and 10 pm. Village 6: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm.

MAGIC MIKE Oh, hells yeah, girlfriend! A fine looking stud learns the wily and wild ways of the male-stripper lifestyle from an older, more experienced performer. Stuff like pumping your hips forward and the best type of tear-away trousers for bachelorette parties on cruise ships. Starring the hunky Channing Tatum, well-tanned Matthew McConaughey and female Olivia Munn. Rated R. Village 6: 1:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with matinees on Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9 pm show on Sun. MOONRISE KINGDOM Wes Anderson directs this story of young love, which follows two 12-year-olds on an adventure after they run away from home. All of Anderson’s guys are in this. Starring Ed Norton, Bruce Willis, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Rated PG-13. Wilma: 7 and 9 pm nightly, with 1 and 3 pm matinees on Sat. PEOPLE LIKE US A dude must a find a sister he never knew he had and Once upon no time. Moonrise Kingdom give her the $150,000 their opens Friday at the Wilma Theatre. dead father left to her. Then they probably have to recodify the meaning of family. Starring Chris Pine, country. I bet he’s like, “What’s so civil about Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer. Rated PG- war, anyway?” before he goes berzerk on 13. Carmike 12: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45 pm. them vamps. Rated R. Carmike 12: 4:15 and 9:45 pm. 3D: 1:15 and 7:15 pm. Village 6: 1 TED and 7 pm. 3D: 4:10 and 9:45 pm. Mark Wahlberg’s childhood wish comes true and Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 pm, with matihis teddy bear turns into “Family Guy”’s Peter nees on Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9:10 Griffin who becomes his only true pal...until a pm show on Sun. woman comes along and tries to separate the man from his foul-mouthed friend. Also starring THE AVENGERS Mila Kunis and Joel McHale. Rated R. Carmike 12: Dude, Loki shows up through a space portal 1 and 4 pm. Big D: 7:15 and 9:45 pm. and starts controlling people’s minds and doing Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with matinees on Wed., his evil business. That’s when Samuel L. Jackson, is all, “Ah, hell, no,” and initiates the Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9 pm show on Sun. Avengers Initiative. It. Is. On. Also starring TRUE WOLF Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. The story of the ambassador wolf Koani who, after Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm. being born into captivity, helped educate people about the nuances of the wolf. Wilma: 7 and 9 pm THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL PBS fans now have proof that the world does nightly, with 1 and 3 pm matinees on Sat. revolve around them as this film about British TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS Boomers retiring to an Indian hotel and learnPROTECTION ing about life, love and loss is bound to bring Eugene Levy is the CFO of a big corporation and Dame Judi Dench fans to tears. Starring Bill if that isn’t a funny enough premise he’s been set Nighy and Maggie Smith. Rated PG-13.

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PROMETHEUS For those who carry a torch for director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) his return to the sci-fi genre couldn’t come sooner. In this film, scientists uncover the origins of the human race and fly to the darkest corners of the galaxy to have their livers eaten by an eagle. Whoops, that’s not true. They battle evil in order to save the human race. Starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:15 and 7:15 pm. 3D: 4:15 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 pm, with matinees on Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9:10 pm show on Sun.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN In a world where someone is fairer than Charlize Theron, Snow White goes downright rural on that wicked old witch and love and action and adventure combine to most certainly make for sexual tension and mixed messages about female empowerment. Starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10 pm. Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9:10 pm show on Sun. 3D: 7 pm nightly. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9 pm. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED The critters are still wayward things, far from home, but hiding out in a circus might not be so bad. Hey, I bet some of the jokes are good fun for adults, too. Or something. Starring the voices of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock. Rated PG. Carmike 12: 12:15, 2:30 and 4:45 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with matinees on Wed., Sat. and Sun. at 3 pm, no 9 pm show on Sun. Showboat: 4, 7:15 and 9:15 pm. MEN IN BLACK III In what may end up being the best one of the bunch according to some sources, Agent Will Smith has to go back to the ’60s to save Agent Tommy Lee Jones (now played by a younger, hepper Josh Brolin) from an alien murder plot. Let the guffawing begin. Also starring David Rasche of TV’s “Sledgehammer.” Rated PG-13. Carmike 12: 7 and 9:30 pm.

THAT’S MY BOY Adam Sandler (long lost outrageous partier dad) and Andy Samberg (affable son/square) join forces in what must be a delightful comedy about fatherhood, unconditional love, cutting the cheese and accidentally seeing/feeling boobs. Rated R. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10 pm. Village 6: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:15 pm. Showboat: 4, 7:15 and 9:15 pm. No 9 pm or later shows on Wed., July 4.

Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., June 29. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan-883-5603.


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you play solitaire, your luck will be crazy strong in the coming weeks. If you have candid, wide-ranging talks with yourself in the mirror, the revelations are likely to be as interesting as if you had spoken directly with the river god or the angel of the sunrise. Taking long walks alone could lead to useful surprises, and so would crafting a new declaration of independence for yourself. It’ll also be an excellent time to expand your skills at giving yourself pleasure. Please understand that I’m not advising you to be isolated and lonely. I merely want to emphasize the point that you’re due for some breakthroughs in your relationship with yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you in possession of a talent or interest or inclination or desire that no one else has? Is there some unique way you express what it means to be human? According to my understanding of the long-term astrological omens, the coming months will be your time to cultivate this specialty with unprecedented intensity; it’ll be a window of opportunity to be more practical than ever before in making your signature mark on the world. Between now and your next birthday, I urge you to be persistent in celebrating the one-of-a-kind truth that is your individuality. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Message in a bottle” is not just a pirate movie cliche. It’s a form of communication that has been used throughout history for serious purposes. England’s Queen Elizabeth I even appointed an official “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.” And as recently as 2005, a message in a bottle saved the lives of 88 refugees adrift in the Caribbean Sea on a damaged boat. Glass, it turns out, is an excellent container for carrying sea-born dispatches. It lasts a long time and can even survive hurricanes. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate “message in a bottle” to be your metaphor for the rest of 2012. Here’s one way to apply this theme: Create a message you’d like to send to the person you will be in five years, perhaps a declaration of what your highest aspirations will be between now and then. Write it on paper and stash it in a bottle. Store this time capsule in a place you won’t forget, and open it in 2017.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Every 10,000 years or so, reports the Weekly World News, hell actually does freeze over. A rare storm brings a massive amount of snow and ice to the infernal regions, and even the Lake of Fire looks like a glacier. “Satan himself was seen wearing earmuffs and making a snowman,” the story says about the last time it happened. I foresee a hell-freezes-over type of event happening for you in the coming months, Cancerian—and I mean that in a good way. The seemingly impossible will become possible; what’s lost will be found and what’s bent will be made straight; the lion will lie down not only with the lamb but also with the sasquatch. For best results, be ready to shed your expectations at a moment’s notice.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “In purely spiritual matters, God grants all desires,” said philosopher and activist Simone Weil. “Those who have less have asked for less.” I think this is a worthy hypothesis for you to try out in the next nine months, Leo. To be clear: It doesn’t necessarily mean you will get a dream job and perfect lover and ten million dollars. (Although I’m not ruling that out.) What it does suggest is this: You can have any relationship with the Divine Wow that you dare to imagine; you can get all the grace you need to understand why your life is the way it is; you can make tremendous progress as you do the life-long work of liberating yourself from your suffering.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “If I had my life to live over,” said Nadine Stair at age 85, “I would perhaps have more actual problems, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.” I suggest you write out that quote, Capricorn, and keep it close to you for the next six months. Your task, as I see it, will be to train yourself so you can expertly distinguish actual problems from imaginary ones. Part of your work, of course, will be to get in the habit of immediately ejecting any of the imaginary kind the moment you notice them creeping up on you.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Astronomer Percival Lowell (1855-1916) was instrumental in laying the groundwork that led to the discovery of Pluto. He was a visionary pioneer who helped change our conception of the solar system. But he also put forth a wacky notion or two. Among the most notable: He declared, against a great deal of contrary evidence, that the planet Mars was laced with canals. You have the potential be a bit like him in the coming months, Aquarius: mostly a wellspring of innovation but sometimes a source of errant theories. What can you do to ensure that the errant theories have minimal effect? Be humble and ask for feedback.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The dream which is not fed with dream disappears,” said writer Antonio Porchia. Ain’t that the truth! Especially for you right now. These last few months, you’ve been pretty good at attending to the details of your big dreams. You’ve taken the practical approach and done the hard work. But beginning any moment, it will be time for you to refresh your big dreams with an infusion of fantasies and brainstorms. You need to return to the source of your excitement and feed it and feed it and feed it.

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MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-105 Dept. No. 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF WALTER F. WICKBERG, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Marilyn M. Nelson has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed, return receipt requested, to Marilyn M. Nelson, Personal Representative, c/o Cederberg Law Offices, P.C., PO Box 8234, Missoula, Montana 59807-8234, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 19th day of June, 2012. CEDERBERG LAW OFFICES, P.C., 269 West Front Street, PO Box 8234, Missoula, MT 59807-8234 /s/ Dan G. Cederberg, Attorneys for Personal Representative

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA City of Missoula Vehicle Maintenance Division Public Works Department 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana 59802 COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS (CSP) TO PROVIDE AND INSTALL ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING TO THE CITY OF MISSOULA, CITY HALL BUILDING The City of Missoula (City) is requesting competitive sealed proposals (CSP) to provide energy efficient lighting to City of Missoula, City Hall Building. This CSP will result in a contractual agreement to supply and install energy efficient lighting in the City of Missoula, City Hall building. Copies of the detailed Competitive Sealed Proposals including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, may be obtained on the City’s w e b s i t e : http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids or at the Vehicle Maintenance Division during normal business hours at 1305 B Scott Street, Missoula MT, 59804, starting June 25, 2012. For more information, contact: Jack Stucky, Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent at (406) 552-6387, or email jstucky@ci.missoula.mt.us. Sealed proposals must be submitted to Missoula City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. MST, August 1, 2012, at 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4297. A lighting contractor will be selected and a contract will be made shortly thereafter. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA COMPETETIVE SEALED PROPOSALS (CSP) TO PROCURE AND INSTALL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND FALL ZONE MATERIAL AT WHITE PINE PARK The City of Missoula (City) is requesting proposals to design provide and install playground equipment, fall zone and drainage material in White Pine Park, City project No. PR 07-12 WPPG located at 1551 Scott St. The project is funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG.) The City will select one (1) Supplier to provide equipment, materials and labor for the project as outlined in this request. This project consists of the design, procurement and installation of one (1) playground system including fall zone and drainage material at White Pine Park in Missoula, Montana. Work is to include the design of a play system within the constructed play area boundaries at the park per the at-

tached exhibits, and the installation of commercial grade playground equipment including all necessary footings, drainage materials, landing mats, and fall zone material. Supplier shall install and bring to finish grade approximately 4” of washed sand per specifications in the play area for fall zone drainage. Supplier shall provide geotextile separation fabric under engineered wood fiber fall zone material. Copies of the detailed Competitive Sealed Proposals including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, may be obtained on the city’s w e b s i t e : http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids or at the Parks & Recreation Office during normal business hours at 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula MT, 59801, starting June 21, 2012. For more information, contact Dave Shaw, Missoula Parks & Recreation at (406)552-6264, or emailing dshaw@ci.missoula.mt.us. Sealed proposals must be submitted to Missoula City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 pm MST, July 9, 2012 at 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4297. A Selection Meeting will be held at 3pm on July 16, 2012, in the Parks & Recreation Conference Room at 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula MT, 59801. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the construction of: MRA URD II – Western Curb & Sidewalk Project – Phase 2 will be received by the City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802 until 3:00 p.m., local time, on Tuesday July 10, 2012. The bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at the: Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802 Bidders shall submit sealed bids as prescribed in the Project Manual addressed to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, enclosed in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside “Proposal for MRA URD II – Western Curb & Sidewalk Project – Phase 2.” The envelope shall also be marked with the bidder’s name, address and Montana contractor’s registration number. This project consists of installing approximately 1,378 lineal feet of city curb, 7,880 square feet of city sidewalk, drainage facilities, ADA facilities, and associated work. A complete set of the project manual, drawings and specifications may be furnished or re-

viewed at Territorial Landworks, Inc. 620 Addison Missoula, Montana (406-7210142) upon a nonrefundable payment of $50.00 (plus shipping) by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order (cash cannot be accepted). In addition, the project manual, drawings and specifications may also be examined at the Missoula Plans Exchange, (406) 549-5002 and iSqFt® website: http://www.isqft.com. There will be a nonmandatory pre-bid conference at the Missoula Redevelopment Agency Conference Room, MRA Office, 140 West Pine St, Missoula, Montana (406-552-6160), Thursday June 28 2012 at 11a.m. Interested contractors are encouraged to attend. Questions regarding the project manual, drawings and specifications shall be directed to the Engineer Territorial-Landworks, Inc.; 620 Addison, PO Box 3851; Missoula, MT 59806. (406) 721-0142 Proposals must be accompanied by cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of the City of Missoula and Missoula Redevelopment Agency against liability. Contractor and any of the contractor’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) except as listed in MCA 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the Department of Labor and Industry by calling 1-406-444-7734. Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with City of Missoula business licensing requirements. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as set out in the bid proposal. The contractor performing works on a “Public works contract”

shall not pay less than the latest Montana Labor Standard Provisions minimum wage rate. A copy of said wage rate is attached as part of the contract documents. The provisions of this part do not apply in those instances in which the standard prevailing rate of wages is determined by federal law. “Public works contract” mean a contract for construction services let by the state, county, municipality, school district, or political subdivision or for non-construction services let by the state, county, municipality, or political subdivision in which the total cost of the contract is in excess of $25,000. Any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement is subject to all appropriate federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency hereby notifies all bidders it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this invitation; disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises’ contract goals are 0%. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated on the basis of race, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, political belief, public assistance status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids received , 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 Agency’s requirements. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is specified above. The City of Missoula provides accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in any service, program, or activity of the City. To request accommodation, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 406-552-6080. City of Missoula is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the city’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening at Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MISSOULA COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED MANAGEMENT PLAN 2012 UPDATE REQUEST. Notice is hereby given that the Missoula Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the 2012 Missoula County Noxious Weed Management Plan Update. The Missoula County Weed Board is requesting approval of the biennial update to the county noxious weed management plan. Major changes from the 2010 plan cover the inclusion of aquatic invasive species (AIS) management for aquatic plants that are listed on the state noxious weed list, guidelines for the development of subdivision vegetation management plans, and non-compliance policies. The Commissioners will conduct the hearing at their Public Meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Missoula County Administration Building, Room Admin B14, 199 W. Pine St., Basement Level, Missoula, MT. Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may submit written or other materials to the Commissioners and/or speak at the hearing. Comments may also be submitted any time prior to the hearing by phone, mail, fax, e-mail, or personal delivery to the Commissioners at their offices at the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W. Pine St., Missoula, MT 59802, Fax: (406) 721.4043, Phone: (406) 258.4877, EMail: bcc@co.missoula.mt.us. A copy of the plan is available for review at the Missoula County Weed District/Extension Service office. Additional information on the hearing may be obtained from Bryce Christiaens, Weed District Manager, Missoula County Weed District, 2825 Santa Fe Court, Missoula, MT 59808; or by calling (406) 258.4217. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 2584657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. Dated this 18th day of June, 2012 BY ORDER OF THE MISSOULA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MISSOULA COUNTY Section 3 Public Notice The City of Missoula, on behalf of the Missoula Housing Authority, has received notice of the award of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Western Montana Mental Health Center will soon commence construction of the Missoula Recovery Center. The project will consist of the construction of a 16-bed inpatient treatment facility for

co-occurring recovery, located at the corner of California and Wyoming Streets, in Missoula, Montana. CDBG regulations governing the grant require that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment arising in connection with this CDBG-assisted project will be extended to local lower-income residents. Further, to the greatest extent feasible, business concerns located in or substantially owned by residents of the project area and minority or women owned businesses are encouraged to be utilized. For more information, please contact Melissa Gordon, Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802 or call (406) 258-4980. MISSOULA COUNTY Section 3 Public Notice The City of Missoula, on behalf of the Missoula Housing Authority, has received notice of the award of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Missoula Parks and Recreation Department will soon commence construction of an accessible climbing and play structure and additional furnishings at White Pine Park, in Missoula, Montana. CDBG regulations governing the grant require that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment arising in connection with this CDBG-assisted project will be extended to local lower-income residents. Further, to the greatest extent feasible, business concerns located in or substantially owned by residents of the project area and minority or women owned businesses are encouraged to be utilized. For more information, please contact Melissa Gordon, Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802 or call (406) 258-4980. MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE 2011 DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX SALE. All 2011 delinquent taxes, including penalties, interest and costs, are now a lien upon the real property upon which those taxes were assessed. Unless the delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and costs are paid prior to the time of the Treasurer’s tax sale, the county lien will be offered for sale. The Treasurer’s tax sale is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the County Treasurer’s Office, second floor, Missoula County Courthouse Annex, 200 W Broadway St, Missoula, Montana. A list of all properties on which 2011 taxes are delinquent will

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-80 Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY PARKE OSTHEIMER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Anthony McIlvain, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the abovenamed Court. DATED this 23rd day of May, 2012. /s/ Anthony McIlvain Ostheimer, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-644 Dept. No. 3 John W. Larson Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Cody Glen Potton, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Cody Glen Potton to Cody Glen Weisenburger. The hearing will be on July 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: June 7, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Maria Cassidy, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-647 Dept. No. 4 Karen S. Townsend Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Taylor Britton Gibbs, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Taylor Britton Gibbs to Theodore Voges Gibbs IV. The hearing will be on July 17, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. the hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 6/11/12. /s/ Shirley E. Faust Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Molli Zodo MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP-12-98 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DONALD KENNETH ROOT, 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 Sharon Schmelebeck, the 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 10th day of June, 2011. /s/ Sharon Schmelebeck, Personal Representative

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PUBLIC NOTICES MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-12-104. Honorable John W. Larson, Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF Todd W. Pennell, 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 Nancy Pennell, the Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 18th day of June, 2012. /s/ Nancy Pennell, Personal Representative. /s/ Douglas G. Skjelset, Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-12-103 Dept. No. 3 Hon. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERNICE M. MORIN, 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 DIEDRE MORIN, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Victor F. Valgenti, Attorney at Law, 200 University Plaza, 100 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. Date: 6/18/12, Missoula, MT /s/ Diedre Morin, Personal Representative

Jason J. Henderson, Esq., Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Ave E Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone: 701-227-1841 Fax: 701-2256878 cdellwo@mackoff.com MT Bar #11141 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-165 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-12 Plaintiff, v. GERALD WHITEHEAD; TERRI WHITEHEAD; PATRICIA B. MARTINEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER; MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; STATE OF MONTANA, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION; ALSIDE SUPPLY CENTER; and NORTHWEST COLLECTORS, INC., Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT PATRICIA B. MARTINEZ: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint 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 thereof upon the Plaintiffs attorney within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or Answer, Judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action relates to an action to rescind the Trustee’s Sale and Trustee’s Deed and to reinstate a Note and Deed of Trust covering property situated in Gallatin County, in the State of Montana and described as follows: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 2 OF LINDA VISTA TENTH SUPPLEMENT PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. “WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court, this 5th day of May, 2012. (SEAL OF THE COURT) /s/ Shirley E Faust by Deputy Clerk of the District Court Dated this 21 day of May, 2012. MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM Attorneys for Plaintiff 38 Second Ave E Dickinson ND 58601 Tel: (701)-227-1841 By: Jason J. Henderson, Attorney #11414 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that unless you dispute the validity of the foregoing debt or any portion thereof within thirty days after receipt of this letter, we will assume the debt to be valid. On the other hand, if the debt or any portion thereof is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt and will mail you a copy of such verification. You are also advised that upon your request within the thirty day period, we will provide you with the name and address of your original creditor, if different from the creditor referred to in this Notice. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. AMENDED NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE This Amended Notice replaces the May 2, 2012 Notice of Trustee Sale recorded at Book 893, Page 925. Pursuant to 71-1-301, et seq., of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned hereby gives notice of a Trustee Sale to be held on the November 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., on the

steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, the following described property located in Missoula County, Montana: Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, in Block 33 of Union Addition to the City of Missoula, Montana, according to the official map or plat thereof, now on file and of record in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 1811 & 1819 Holborn Street and 901, 910 & 912 Kensington Avenue, Missoula, Montana 59801. E. Martin Hyland, III, conveyed the above described property, and improvements situated thereon, if any, to Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Community Bank-Missoula, Inc., which was designated as beneficiary in a Montana Trust Indenture dated January 5, 2006 and recorded January 6, 2006 in Book 767 at Page 275 of Micro Records of Missoula County, Montana. The obligations secured by the aforementioned Trust Indenture are now in default and the required payments on the Promissory Notes secured by the Trust Indenture have not been made as required. As of May 2, 2012, the sum of $321,558.15 was past due. The principal balance as of that date was the sum of $306,186.61, with interest accruing thereon at a rate of 8.5% per annum, with a daily interest accrual of $71.30. In addition, Grantor is in default for failing to pay taxes before becoming delinquent. In accordance with the provisions of the Trust Indenture, the beneficiary has elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Trust Indenture and note and elected to sell the interest of E. Martin Hyland, III, the original Grantor, his successors and assigns, in and to the afore described property, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances, or covenants existing of record or evident on the property at the time of sale to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiary has directed Timothy D. Geiszler, a licensed Montana attorney, as successor Trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The sale noticed herein may be terminated and the Trust Indenture and note obligation be reinstated by the tender to the successor Trustee of all amounts in arrears to the date of payment, together with all fees, costs and expenses of sale as incurred. DATE this 15th day of June 2012. /s/ Timothy D. Geiszler, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA County of Missoula. This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 15th day of June 2012 by Timothy D. Geiszler. /s/ Cheryl Spinks, (SEAL) Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing Missoula, MT My Commission Expires: 02/28/2016 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 08/09/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200720650 Bk 803 Pg 515, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Zach Allen and Robin Allen, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 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 4 in Block 1 of Meadowlark Addition No. 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 05/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 18, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $237,373.12. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $228,105.55, 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 August 31, 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# 7023.100015) 1002.214890-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 07/15/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200917604, Bk 843, Pg 1246, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Jhawn D. Thompson and Misty J. Thompson, as joint tenants was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Mann Mortgage, LLC was Beneficiary and Western Title and Escrow was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Western Title and Escrow as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Block 14 of the Townsite of Frenchtown, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat of record in Book 1 of Plats at Page 57, together with the Northerly half of vacated Bedard Street adjoining said Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Block 14 of the Townsite of Frenchtown as vacated by Resolution recorded April 7, 1966 in Book 2 of Micro Records at Page 533. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201119250, Bk 885, Pg 877, 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 07/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 17, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $170,872.81. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $159,856.94, 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 August 31, 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# 7023.97589) 1002.207163-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702634, Book 791, Page 655, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Mark W. Knight and Laura A. Knight, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Home123 Corporation was Beneficiary and First American Title Insurance Company was Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 55-B of Snider Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200807848, Bk. 816, Pg. 1024, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-AR3. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 24, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $895,195.33. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of

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$599,322.54, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on September 5, 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# 7777.26264) 1002.97599-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 09/22/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200525893 Bk 761 Pg 663, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Brett Pedersen, Robin Pedersen, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for American Home Mortgage was Beneficiary and Insured Titles was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 36, Township 11 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Recording reference in Book 332 at Page 355 Micro Records. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201204834 B: 891 P: 111, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. 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 01/01/12 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of April 27, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $187,148.89. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $182,037.15, 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 September 10, 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# 7023.100530) 1002.215678-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on August 13, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Com-

pany of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 21 IN BLOCK 2 OF WEBBER ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Jasmine E. Deminck and Wayne P. Deminck, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., A Montana Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated on September 9, 2008 and recorded on September 15, 2008 at 11:57:59 AM. o’ clock in book 826, page 420, under document No. 200821236. The beneficial interest is currently held by Guild Mortgage Company. 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 $1,764.26, beginning May 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 May 1, 2012 is $277, 463.38 principal, interest at the rate of 6.25% now totaling $18,654.41, late charges in the amount of $976.26, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,491.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $47.51 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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING THE MISSOULA COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT will be conducting a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in the Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine, Missoula, MT, on the following items: 1. A request by Jack Long to appeal an administrative decision made by the Office of Planning and Grants regarding the denial of a request to establish a pawn-shop as an accessory use to a secondhand store that would be allowed as an accessory use to the Copperstone Store All, located at 8700 Roller Coaster Road and zoned C-I1. See Map R.

If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling the Office of Planning and Grants at 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. For a complete legal description or additional information regarding the appeal you may contact Jamie Erbacher at the same number or by e-mail at jerbacher@co.missoula.mt.us

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: April 9, 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 9th day of April, 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 Guild V Diminck 41291.580 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on August 13, 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 43 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1925 LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II: TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT ACROSS TRACTS 29 THROUGH 39 INCLUSIVE FOR ACCESS, INGRESS AND EGRESS AS

Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued TO: Jennifer A. Hanson 6305 Timothy Ct Missoula, MT 59803-2761. Recording Information: Book 792 of Micro Records at Page 432. Missoula County Treasurer 200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 Current Occupant. LINDA VISTA 06TH – SUPP, S12, T12N, R20W, BLOCK 2, Lot 1. 6305 Timothy Ct. Missoula, MT 59803-2761 Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation 343 Thornall Street Edison, NJ 08837. Recording Information: Book 723 of Micro Records at Page 1537 David W. Wilson and Loretta L. Wilson 6305 Timothy Ct Missoula, MT 59803-2761. Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: LINDA VISTA 06TH – SUPP, S12, T12N, R20W, BLOCK 2, Lot 1. Parcel # 3096807. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as : LOT 1 OF LINDA VISTA SIXTH SUPPLEMENT AND THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 10, BLOCK 2, LINDA VISTA THIRD SUPPLEMENT, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Parcel # 3096807. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on June 2, 2009 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 8, 2009. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 8, 2009 by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Cynthia P. Larson, whose address is 1098 Foster City Blvd, Suite 106 – PMB 715, Foster City, CA 94404, and a tax deed will be issued to her unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax Penalty Interest Costs TOTAL $ 9,399.18 $ 187.96 $ 2,007.69 $ 334.21 $ 11,929.04. 7. The date that the redemption period expires is July 12, 2012. 8.For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of the redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Cynthia P. Larson, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-3271. Further notice for those persons listed above whose address are unknown: 1.The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 22nd day of June, 2012. Cynthia P. Larson


PUBLIC NOTICES DISCLOSED BY WARRANTY DEED RECORDED IN THE BOOK 165 OF MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 1010 Cordel M. Earl, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Fidelity Nat’l Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Indymac Bank, F.S.B., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on January 24, 2006 and recorded on February 01, 2006 in Book 768, Page 436 under Document No. 200602437. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential Mortgage-Backed Trust, Series 2006-L1, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-L1. 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 $1,427.93, beginning February 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 April 13, 2012 is $170,247.10 principal, interest at the rate of 9.125% now totaling $35,464.67, escrow advances of $1,485.54, and expenses advanced of $5,230.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $42.56 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: April 5, 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 5th day of April, 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 Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 01/19/2018 Onewest V Earl 41969.591 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 09/21/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which CLINTON J ADCOCK AND AMBER K ADCOCK, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/16/2009 and recorded 01/22/2009, in document No. 200901326 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 832 at Page Num-

ber 357 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 9A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 4379, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 6003 AIRWAY BLVD, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2010 and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $313,492.39 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00% per annum from 05/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 05/14/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 10-0139822 FEI NO. 1006.117071 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 09/25/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which A. LYNETTE BROWNLEE, A SINGLE PERSON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 02/12/2010 and recorded 02/17/2010, in document No. 201003182 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 855 at Page Number 665 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11 OF RIVER ROAD ESTATES PHASE II, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TAX ACCOUNT NUMBERS(S) 3650205 Property Address: 615 LAFRAY LANE, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2011 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 $173,908.28 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00%

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s per annum from 05/01/2011 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: 05/11/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0044073 FEI NO. 1006.159778 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 09/28/2012, 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 SHELLEY SMITH OTOUPALIK as Grantors, 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 06/10/2008 and recorded 06/16/2008, in document No. 200813430 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 820 at Page Number 1008 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: MANUFACTURER’S NAME: KIT MANUFACTURING MODEL: GOLDEN STATE MODEL YEAR: 2000 HUD TAG#:

IDA 195212 AND IDA 195213 SERIAL NUMBER: 5117GO179E18 LENGTH AND WIDTH: 67 X 27 TRACT A1 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5212, LOCATED IN THE WEST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT WIDE PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTITILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5212. Property Address: 7473 GROOMS 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 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 $257,412.56 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% 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: 05/17/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0045381 FEI NO. 1006.159877

Missoula Police Department Auction

ABANDONED VEHICLES

TERMS: $85.00 MINIMUM BID Notice is hereby given to all owners of the following vehicles; unless reclaimed, the following vehicles will be sold at the Missoula Police Department Auction on Thursday June 28th, 2012, at 10:00 am at Pro-Towing @ 1922 S 3rd St W, Missoula, in the County of Missoula, State of Montana, property situated in the County of Missoula, particularly described as follows:

AGENCY ASSIGNED NUMBER.................VEHICLE DESCRIPTION ..........................................VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER 12-075...................................................1998 CHEV BLZ WHI...............................................1GNDT13W8W2220019 12-076...................................................1994 FORD EPR BLU..............................................1FMDU34X6RUC70740 12-077...................................................1981 PLY AOW TK WHI...........................................JP7FP2456BY107211 12-078...................................................1982 VOLV 240 DL 4D GRN ....................................YV1AX4941C1810887 12-079...................................................1991 FORD TEM 4D WHI ........................................2FAPP36X0MB105986 12-080...................................................2003 CHRY SEB 2D SIL ..........................................4C3AG42G03E166496 12-081...................................................1996 PLY VOY VAN GRN .........................................1P4GP44R8TB144605 12-082...................................................1987 MAZ B2000 TK BLK/RED ...............................JM2UF2118H0598526 12-083...................................................1998 CHEV VEN VAN BLU.......................................1GNDX03EWD168203 12-084...................................................1984 CHEV CAV 2D RED .........................................1G1AE27P3EJ268846 12-085...................................................1988 CHEV CAM 2DR RED......................................1G1FP21E4JL179163 12-086...................................................1988 CHEV CAV 4D BLU .........................................1G1JC5119JJ220550 12-088...................................................1990 MERC TOPZ 4D BLU.......................................1MEPM36X4LK649638 12-089...................................................2002 OLDS ALER 2D SIL ........................................1G3NL12E92C312220 12-090...................................................1983 CHEV PK TK PLE............................................1GCCT14B3D8114961 12-091...................................................1996 MERC COUG 2D RED......................................1MELM62W2TH611173 12-092...................................................1991 MAZD B2600 TK WHI.....................................JM2UF3148M0108418 12-094...................................................1991 FORD ZZZ VAN WHI........................................1FTHS34HXMHA36025 12-095...................................................2002 PONT GRM 4D WHI........................................1G2NF52F12C299751 12-096...................................................1994 OLDS 88 4D WHI ...........................................1G3HN52L0R4803051 12-097...................................................1992 VOLV 240 GL GLD..........................................YV1AS8803N1460251 12-098...................................................2003 DODG CAR VAN BLU......................................1D4GP25313B212815 12-101...................................................1997 CHEV BLZ SUV GRN.......................................1GNCS13W6V2220761 12-107...................................................1990 SUBA LEG 4D BRO.........................................JF2BC63CXLG626371 12-108...................................................1996 NISS ALT 4D MAR..........................................1N4BU31D6TC138098 12-109...................................................1967 CADI ELD 2D RED/WHI ..................................H7240834 12-110...................................................1997 HYUN ACC 4D SIL..........................................KMHVF24N3VU378525 12-111...................................................1988 MERC TOP 4D GRY ........................................1MEPM37X8JK645667 12-113...................................................1992 FORD TAU 4D BLU .........................................1FACP50U6NG112086 12-114...................................................1981 VW RAB 2D HB SIL........................................1VWDB0174BV104405 12-115...................................................1992 PLYM VOY VAN WHI.......................................1P4GH44R1NX125462 Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances. NO WARRANTY is made as to the condition or title of these vehicles. Vehicles are available for preview June 28th, at 9:45 am. Payment by Cash or Check at time of Sale. Dated this the 18th of June, 2012. Mark Muir, Chief of Police Annie Nordby, Abandoned Vehicles

"Meet the Beetles"–you're gonna bug out.

by Matt Jones

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 10/01/2012, 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 KIM KLAGES JOHNS, A MARRIED WOMAN as Grantors, 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 01/28/2004 and recorded 02/03/2004, in document No. 200402977 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 725 at Page Number 1806 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 21 OF RIVER HEIGHTS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. PARCEL NO. 3153908 Property Address: 8285 HAVEN HEIGHTS ROAD, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2004-5AR, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-5AR. 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 $245,758.28 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.75% 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: 05/21/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0045684 FEI NO. 1006.159907 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 10/04/2012, 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 COM-

PANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ANTHONY M GORDON, AND RENEEA J GORDON, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY LICENSED IN THE STATE OF MONTANA as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/03/2008 and recorded 10/08/2008, in document No. 200823029 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 827 at Page Number 814 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9A OF LOW’S ADDITION NO. 10, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 15 FOOT WIDE SEWER AND WATER EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION. Property Address: 620 S GARFIELD ST, Missoula, MT 59801-2262. 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 09/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $168,118.79 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 09/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late

charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 05/21/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 10-0110374 FEI NO. 1006.110532 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 10/05/2012 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 CAREY M PRATHER, AND RYAN R PRATHER 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 04/28/2008 and recorded 04/29/2008, in document No. 200809577 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 817 at Page Number 1352 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being

more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 8 OF HENRY’S ESTATES 2ND ADDITION PHASE II, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF IN BLOCK 24 OF PLATS AT PAGE 91. Property Address: 15911 LEMAZION PL, Frenchtown, MT 598349573. 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 01/01/2011 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 $234,911.94 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.00% per annum from 01/01/2011 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: 05/22/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX

75082 T.S. NO. 12-0047911 FEI NO. 1006.159995 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 10/05/2012 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 THOMAS J ADAMS, AND ANGELA D ADAMS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/08/2006 and recorded 08/21/2006, in document No. 200621241 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 781 at Page Number 655 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS POLICY IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF MONTANA, COUNTY OF MISSOULA, CITY OF MISSOULA, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 5 AND 6 IN BLOCK 5 OF WEST RIVERSIDE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. APN: 2039203 Property Address: 940 4TH WEST RIVERSIDE, Missoula, MT 598025710. 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 03/01/2012 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 $158,248.06 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 03/01/2012 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: 5/22/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120047875 FEI NO. 1006.160001 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST

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PUBLIC NOTICES PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 10/05/2012 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 CLARK G. ANDERSON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/25/2007 and recorded 05/31/2007, in document No. 200713508 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 798 at Page Number 594 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 OF TOWER LOTS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property

Address: 1125 TOWER STREET, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-12. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 09/01/2010, 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 $194,451.04 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 3.02% per annum from 09/01/2010 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: 05/30/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0085495 FEI NO. 1006.142564

scribed on the tax lien sale certificate as: WEST POINTE PHASE 1, WEST POINTE LOT 15C OF WEST POINTE PHASE I 26-14-20. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: WEST POINTE PHASE 1, S26, T14 N, R20 W, BLOCK XXX, Lot 15C, WEST POINTE LOT 15C OF WEST POINTE PHASE I 2614-20. Parcel No. 3871709. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on 06/02/2009 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 8, 2009. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 8, 2009 by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Brigitte Brazda whose address is P.O. Box 549, Post Falls, ID 83877, and a tax deed will be issued to her unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax $549.17 Penalty: $10.98 Interest: $182.33 Costs: $213.29 Total: $955.77 7. The date that the redemption period expires is July 19, 2012. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or

NOTICE THAT A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Circle H Ranch LLC at 35 Summit Avenue, Summit, New Jersey, 07901-3544; R.E. Loans, LLC doing business at 201 Layfayette Circle, Layfayette, CA 94549; Wells Fargo Foothill, LLC at 14241 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300, Dallas, TX, 75254; James F. Cozzeto & Blue Skies Development, unknown address; Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is de-

before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Brigitte Brazda, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 2584847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this June 22, 2012. Brigitte Brazda NOTICE THAT A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Circle H Ranch LLC at 35 Summit Avenue, Summit, New Jersey, 07901-3544; R.E. Loans, LLC doing business at 201 Layfayette Circle, Layfayette, CA 94549; Wells Fargo Foothill, LLC at 14241 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300, Dallas, TX, 75254; James F. Cozzeto & Blue Skies Development unknown address; Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: As a result of a property

tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: WEST POINTE PHASE 1, LOT 23 OF WEST POINTE PHASE I. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: WEST POINTE PHASE 1, S26, T14 N, R20 W, BLOCK XXX, Lot 023, LOT 23 OF WEST POINTE PHASE I. Parcel No. 3876103. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on 06/02/2009 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 8, 2009. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 8, 2009 by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Brigitte Brazda whose address is P.O. Box 549, Post Falls, ID 83877, and a tax deed will be issued to her unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax $606.76 Penalty: $12.12 Interest: $201.43 Costs: $213.29 Total: $1,033.60. 7. The date that the redemption period expires is July 19, 2012. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calcu-

lated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Brigitte Brazda, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 2584847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this June 22, 2012. Brigitte Brazda

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REAL ESTATE HOMES 1133 Jackson. 3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage near Rattlesnake creek. Built by original owner. $292,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana, 5446114. jbooher@montana.com 114 Bentley Park Loop. 3 bed, 2 bath 2 story home in central location. Open, airy floor plan. $184,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail.com 1375 Woodhill. 2 bed, 1 bath on quiet street with river access. MLS #20122336. $179,900. Call Betsy 880-4747. Montana Preferred Properties 1500 Philips. 2 bed, 1 bath with single garage on corner lot. Fenced yard with deck. $154,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential MIssoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com 1537 Defoe. 2 bed, 1 bath with 2 car garage near Lowell School. $167,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com 2 Bdr, 2 Bath Central Missoula home. $184,999. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 2180 Amity Lane. 4 bed, 2.5 bath with basement & 2 car garage. Super energy-efficient in quiet neighborhood. MLS #20113117 $225,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana. 544-6114. jbooher@montana.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, 2 Bath Target Range area home on 0.9 acres. $319,900 Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4227 South 7th West. Beautiful sample home to be built. 4 bed, 2.5 bath with covered porch and 2 car garage. Lot available separately for $125,000. MLS #20121798, $325,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 428 Jefferson. 3 bed, 1 bath near downtown. Hardwood floors, tile & fantastic fenced yard. $269,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula, 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

4433A Bordeaux Blvd. Newer 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage. Fenced backyard with dog kennel & pergola. Very nice! $179,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com 4600 Monticello. 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage in Canyon Creek. Private backyard & patio. $189,500. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail.com 541-547 South 2nd West. Wonderful 4-plex in great neighborhood. Suitable for condo conversion. Newer rubber membrane roof. $275,000. MLS #20120840 Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.541-547s2ndst.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 6544 MacArthur. 3 bed, 2.5 bath must-see home with 2 car garage. Cherry cabinets, hardwood floors, tile, granite. MLS #20122825. $240,000. Robin Rice @ 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 6785 Prairie Schooner. 3 bed, 3 bath on 1/2 acre at end of quiet cul-de-sac. MLS #20122287. $259,900. Call Betsy 880-4747. Montana Preferred Properties Affordable Townhomes Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. STARTING AT $79,000. 1400 Burns, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Beautiful Potomac 25500 Ashby Creek. 20+/- acres. Want beauty, privacy and off-the-grid living with creek, main house and guest house? Here it is! $350,000. porticorealestate.com 240-5227

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Five bedroom, 4 bath townhome with 2 car garage on The Ranch Club golf course. Amazing views. Golf everyday! 2640B Tanbark Way MLS #20120690 $375,000. Call Anne for details. 546-5816 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 $259,000 MLS 20117301 Call Anne 546-5816 for details. www.movemontana.com Historic Preservation Award-Winning Marshall House Beautiful professional building with great design for offices or home and awesome exposure for business. 436 S 3rd W. $395,000 240-5227 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, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Looking for a place to call home? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 5447507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Looking for homebuyer education? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 5447507. www.rochelleglasgow.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

Rattlesnake Valley 909 Herbert. Perched amidst the trees and canopy of the Rattlesnake Valley, this home is a beauty! $350,000. porticorealestate.com 240-5227 Slant Street Condo 525A Cleveland. Upgraded and beautiful 2 bedroom condo in the Slant Streets: $174,900 porticorealestate.com 240-5227

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES 1333 Toole #C14. 2 bed, 2 bath affordable downtown living. Main floor, great southern exposure. $120,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail.com 1725A Park Place. 3 bed, 1.5 bath with 1 car garage. Fenced, landscaped backyard. No HOA fees. $150,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate. 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail,com 1847 West Central. 3 bed, 1.5 bath townhome with 2 car garage. No HOA fees. MLS #20121385. $165,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Missoula 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 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 3 Bdr, 2.5 Bath Central Missoula Condo. $194,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy

Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 6614 MacArthur. Spacious 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with 2 car garage. Great views. Budget for improvements. Seller motivated. $194,500 MLS #20122949. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 702A Charlo. Newly remodeled 3 bed, 1.5 bath on corner lot with single garage. Fenced yard with deck. $155,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com Open & Light & Green & Clean Efficiency abounds in this 3 bed, 2.5 bath stand alone superinsulated condo with heated floors and so much more. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com The Uptown Flats have two one bed one bath units starting at $139,900. Great downtown living! Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

ances. Landscaped with deck & great views of Missoula & Lolo Peak. $74,900. MLS #20122704. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

601 West Broadway. .58 acre along Clark Fork River. MLS #20120935, $1,700,000. Jeremy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 552-2419

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7268 West Fork, Darby. Prime hunting and natural spring out your back door. 2 bed double wide on almost 6 acres. $109,900. MLS #20120445. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

1 Russell Park West. Centrally located 3 bed, 1.5 bath with garage and daylight basement. New paint and flooring. $189,000. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties 23645 Mullan Road. Beautiful 14 acre meadow with pasture & trees near Huson. $169,900. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 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

Rattlesnake Acreage Rattlesnake 1/4 acre lot at the base of Mt. Jumbo with all utilities stubbed to the site and ready to build on: $160,000. portico realestate.com KD 240-5227. porticorealestate.com 240-5227

COMMERCIAL 321 N. Higgins Commercial building on coveted downtown location with lots of foot traffic. Building only

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. 2405227 porticorealestate.com

MANUFACTURED HOMES

11689 Stolen Rock Court, Missoula • 5 bedroom 3 bath • $329,900.00

4005 Mathew. 3 bed, 2 bath Champion. Full range of appli-

Riverfront Condominiums • Starting at $144,900.00 • Owner financing with 3.5% down

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6875 Prairie Schooner • 3 bed • 3 bath tri-level Oak & tile flooring • Large family room Fenced yard • Many upgrades $259,900

Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 3608234 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 $210,000. 240-5227 2107 Park St. porticorealestate.com Energy-Efficient Sweet Bungalow in Slant Street ‘hood with double lot and raised beds ready to plant! 835 Rollins.

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REAL ESTATE 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 11165B Napton, Lolo. 3 bed, 1.5 bath with basement in heart of Lolo. Well-maintained with lots of upgrades. $155,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 7 2 8 - 8 2 7 0 . glasgow@montana.com 170 South 1st Street, Clinton. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with basement & garage on private 2.2 fenced acres. Close to the river and Forest Service land. $208,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 7288270. glasgow@montana.com 2 Bdr, 1 Bath Potomac area home on 20 acres. $199,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

2 Bdr, 1 Bath Stevensville log home on 1.2 acres. $139,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 32609 Jocko Road, Arlee. 2 bed, 2 bath on almost 6 acres. Fireplace, loft and 3 car garage. $214,900. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 4 Bdr, 2 Bath Rose Frenchtown area home on 0.5 acres. $239,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Florence area home on 10 acres. $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. $629,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

5751 Daisy Lane, Florence. 3 bed, 2 bath with basement & 3 car garage on 10 quiet acres. Covered deck & heated shop. MLS #20120760. $330,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 5446114. jbooher@montana.com Big Arm On Flathead Lake. 45765 Meadow Lake Lane. 6 bed, 4 bath with 3 car garage on lakefront

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acreage. Two additional homes included. MLS #20120312. $1,200,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.co 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. $215,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

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