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NORTHSIDE LANDMARK IS TEETERING: “COMMUNITY JUST DOESN’T SUPPORT IT,” STRAPPED OWNER SAYS.

10yoGF PLAYS FINAL SHOWS, RAW MILK COULD MONTANA’S NEW POET FLASH SELLING SCOPE MUSIC MAKES SIGNATURE DRINKS GET YOU BREAD ‘N’ WATER ON KINDNESS, VERSE


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nside Cover Story Most exports from Western states go to Canada or Mexico, but over the last decade, China has emerged as one of those states’ biggest customers; U.S. exports to China have increased 460 percent since 2000. Compared to British, Canadian or Australian multinational corporations, Asian companies still have a minuscule investment Cover illustration by Chad Harder in Western resources. But over the last year, as much of Asia scrambles out of the global recession unscathed and the U.S. continues to wallow, Chinese, Indian and even former Soviet-bloc companies have bought into American oil and gas fields, molybdenum mines and more ....................................................................14

News Letters Don’t fall for that global warming, and other reader insights .....................4 The Week in Review A pot grow is busted, a ballpark is purchased........................6 Briefs Fracking, Griz helmets, a bar reborn—and meth in the woods! .....................6 Etc. Separating government and religion at the fair ..................................................7 Up Front The owner and restorer of the Stensrud Building loses hope..................8 Up Front Can old wolves learn new tricks as the hunt clock ticks?..........................9 Ochenski The Super Committee is just eyewash. We’re hosed. .............................10 Writers on the Range Pull down dams and watch the West rise............................11 Agenda The Philipsburg Summer Concert...............................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Put your hands up and move away from the raw milk ...............19 Happiest Hour Magic Diamond Casino and Liquor Store......................................20 8 Days a Week Take out the nose rings and voilà, you’re a banker .......................22 Mountain High The PEAS Farm Party......................................................................29 Scope Montana’s new poet laureate on kindness and verse...................................30 Noise Total Fest edition: Dead, The Men, Omotai, and more .................................31 Soundcheck The rise and demise of 10yoGF, plus cocktails..................................31 Film Creepy Werner Herzog goes underground, finds art ......................................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 Astrolog y................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle ................................................................................................C-10 This Modern World..............................................................................................C-15 PUBLISHER Lynne Foland EDITOR Robert Meyerowitz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Frank PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Molly Laich STAFF REPORTERS Jessica Mayrer, Alex Sakariassen CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Skylar Browning COPY EDITORS David Loos, David Merrill ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jenn Stewart, Jonathan Marquis ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Carolyn Bartlett ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Chris Melton, Sasha Perrin, Alecia Goff, Rhonda Urbanski, Steven Kirst SENIOR CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE Tami Johnson CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Jon Baker MARKETING & ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Tara Shisler FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, George Ochenski, Nick Davis, Andy Smetanka, Jay Stevens, Dave Loos, Ednor Therriault, Ali Gadbow, Azita Osanloo, Cathrine L. Walters, Anne Medley, Jesse Froehling

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STREET TALK

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Asked Monday afternoon at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. What do you think 4-H stands for?* Follow-up: What do you think Max Baucus stands for?

John Gullo: I don’t know, maybe “Farm and Agriculture?” Politically minded: Is he running for president? No? Then he’s our governor, ain’t he? Man, I have no idea what he stands for!

Echo Lenss: Head, Hands, Heart and…is it Help? Missed the message: I don’t even know who Max Baucus is! Oh, our senator? I guess I should have known that.

Corey Nunnaly: Something about farm stuff, but I really can’t say. Max marketing: The political answer or the real answer? Politically, he’s a great guy, doing what he can to represent Montana. The real answer, though, is that he’s just like Barack Obama—all about show.

Paul Keller: Well, Home, for one, but I don’t think I’ll remember the others. I’m from Detroit and all this ag stuff is pretty new to me. Straight, narrow: I’m not a Max Baucus fan, so really, I don’t care what he stands for because I know it’s different than what I stand for. I’m from a class of people who don’t support the homosexual lifestyle or abortion—I call them moral issues— and he’s politically supportive of those things.

Amy Hill: Head. Heart. Hands. And Health. That’s easy, though. My 13year-old daughter’s in 4-H and brought home a blue and red ribbon in Arts and Crafts this year. Lessons in diplomacy: You know, I really don’t follow politics that closely. Besides, I’m a state employee—am I allowed to answer that?

*4-H represents four areas of personal development: head, heart, hands, and health.

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Warming alarmism A recent Independent article (see “Orient express,” July 28, 2011) featured some climate change alarmism by UM professor Steve Running in which he actually uses the metaphor “tipping point,” which supposedly will lead to runaway global warming. This antiquated notion is just another scare tactic used by alarmists and has no scientific basis. A new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing reports that NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed. A July 26 University of Alabama press release reports that there is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans. The NASA satellite data also show that the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted. The new NASA Terra satellite data, as well as long-term NOAA and NASA data, indicate that atmospheric humidity and

cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS satellite showing that far more heat escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted. When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a huge discrepancy between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are. CO2, in spite of its increasing presence, still remains just a trace gas in the atmosphere—only about 0.04 percent. Also, natural production of CO2 from sources such as combustion of organic matter, natural decay of vegetation, volcanic emissions, and the natural respiration of all aerobic organisms dwarfs CO2 produced by fossil fuel burning. The U.S. Department of Energy has released estimates that nearly 97 percent of total CO2 emissions would occur even if humans were not present on

earth and that, because of the overwhelming presence of water vapor, manmade CO2 causes less than 0.12 percent of earth’s greenhouse effect. To attribute so much power to affect the earth’s climate to such a minuscule amount of CO2 defies common sense. If accumulation of greenhouse gases has any impact on global temperatures, Department of Energy data indicate that nearly 99.9 percent would have to be attributed to natural causes. Nevertheless, alarmists blame approximately 1/1000 of all produced planetary CO2 as the principal cause of climate change, because this provides the only way to link global warming to anthropogenic CO2. Numerous scientists and climatologists point to the terrible flaw that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analysis totally ignores the climate impact of solar activity, water vapor, and the effects of cloud formation on global air pressure, temperature, and winds. As Dr. Tim Ball, the climate scientist formerly at the University of Winnipeg, puts it: “The analogy that I use is that my car is not running that well, so I’m going to ignore the engine (which is the sun), and I’m going to ignore the transmission (which is the water vapor) and I’m going to look at one nut on the right rear wheel (which is the humanproduced CO2)—the science is that bad!” Roger Stang Missoula

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Our secular fathers The great nation founded on secular beliefs is the United States of America (see Letters, August 11, 2011). As declared in Article 11 of the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli, our country was not founded on Christian beliefs. This treaty was ratified unanimously by the senate and signed by one of the founders himself, President John Adams. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the Senate of 1797’s unanimous approval of this treaty did indeed indicate that, only 14 years after the ratification of the Constitution, the Senate was certain that “the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion.” T h e t r e a t y s t a t e s : “A s t h e Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen— and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing

between the two countries.” Now, how about thanking a soldier for your free speech instead of an invisible man in the sky. Posted on August 12, 2011 at 7:11 a.m.

“How about thanking a soldier for your free speech instead of an invisible man in the sky.” Conservation, not transmission Maybe as dependence on coal-fired generation of electricity goes down (very slowly), Montana wind power can find its way onto the grid by utilizing existing transmission corridors (see “Lost in transmission,” August 11, 2011). Our wind is a valuable resource; it’s just that other parts

of the country have their own valuable alternative energy resources that are a lot closer to demand centers. Energy efficiency and conservation cost seven to nine times less than building any kind of new generation/transmission. Given that our country, from generation to end use, wastes about 70 percent of the energy we generate, one could conclude that efficiency and conservation would be roads well taken. If combined with alternative generation, we could really make a difference in the future of our planet. Posted on August 11, 2011 at 3:06 p.m.

Wind resistance If some giant wind farm corporations wanted to transform our scenic rural river corridors, including nationally designated Wild and Scenic River corridors, into their industrial megaload truck route, you can bet your whirlin’ fan we’d resist that, too (see Ochenski, “Busting Big Oil,” August 11, 2011). Corporate profits should not willy-nilly trump the lifestyles, livelihoods, safety and treasured places of everyday Americans. We matter. Posted on August 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.


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A Missoula City Council committee continues to debate an animal ordinance rewrite, discussing farm animals, including teacup pigs, and beekeeping. A bee expert attempts to allay fears expressed by committee members about dangers associated with hosting bees in a city.

• Thursday, August 11 Jim Lynch resigns after more than six years at the head of the Montana Department of Transportation. Lynch, 57, is seen as a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2012. Gov. Brian Schweitzer appoints Tim Reardon, the agency’s chief legal counsel, to succeed Lynch.

• Friday, August 12 The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office arrests Michael Claude Urziceanu, 46, and Andrew Lars Allestad, 44, on charges of criminal production or manufacture of dangerous drugs after discovering more than 330 marijuana plants growing in a camp off Doney Lane near Evaro Hill.

• Saturday, August 13 A 14-year-old Missoula boy drowns in the Bitterroot River downstream from the Maclay Bridge. Law enforcement says the boy, Alexander Pak, who didn’t know how to swim, slipped into the river just before 6 p.m. Emergency responders discover his body just before 8 p.m.

• Sunday, August 14 Smoke from nearby wildfires blows into Missoula as firefighters work to contain two blazes in the Swan Lake area. The South Fork Lost Creek Fire and the Hammer Creek Fire together burn nearly 350 acres. There are seven active wildfires in the state.

• Monday, August 15 Despite opposition from fiscal conservatives, the Missoula City Council votes 9-3 to enable the city to purchase Ogren Park at Allegiance Field. As part of the deal, the city agrees to help pay down a portion of the debt incurred to build the stadium.

• Tuesday, August 16 Democrat Tyler Gernant announces that he’s running for the Montana Legislature in Senate District 46 in the fall of 2012. Gernant aims to replace Carol Williams, a Democrat from Missoula, who will be termed out. The Missoula attorney unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congress last year.

A whitetail doe and fawn share grooming duties in the Rattlesnake neighborhood August 15.

Nightlife Goodbye AmVets, hello Monk’s Come September, the underground Ryman Street watering hole formerly known as AmVets will see new life, replete with DJs, dancing and live music. “We’ve got a lot of work to do yet,” says Bob Manzer as he eyes buckets, garbage cans, and mortar bags that sit not far from a new stage atop a recently renovated cement floor. The personable Manzer has for the past 21 years owned the Bodega bar, a roomy tavern that’s especially popular among the sorority-fraternity set. They pack the place nightly to take advantage of the bar’s indoor basketball hoop, talk about Griz football and flirt into the early morning hours. Unlike the Bodega, its downstairs neighbor AmVets couldn’t stay in business. The cavernous club operated under a charter granted by the national AmVets service organization, composed of war veterans. The club was ostensibly a hangout for military types, while most locals knew it as a gay bar. Prior to closing AmVets last fall, its manager, Mike Might, weathered a series of blows. The Missoula City-

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County Health Department shut the bar down in Sept. 2010 for multiple health-code violations. The next month, Might pleaded guilty to operating gaming machines without a license. When it became clear AmVets would stay shuttered—the national organization pulled Might’s charter after the guilty plea—Manzer jumped at the chance to expand his operation underground. Manzer’s new club will be called Monk’s. It will operate under the Bodega’s liquor license. “I don’t want to be a jock joint, I don’t want to be a gay joint. I want to appeal to everybody,” Manzer says. “Why the hell would you limit yourself?” Manzer’s son, Justin, says he is already networking with music makers and venue owners in neighboring cities, aiming to make Monk’s a destination for acts from across the region. “Northwest tours would be sweet,” says the younger Manzer, who appears equally excited about Monk’s massive new dance floor. “We want a place for ladies to dance…Every girl that comes in says she wants a place to dance.” Jessica Mayrer

Meth Cooking in the woods Late last month, the U.S. Forest Service in Region 1, which includes Montana, circulated an internal safety advisory alerting staff to a rash of “one-pot” methamphetamine cookers discovered on national forest lands. The cookers—a cheap and dirty way to manufacture meth—are volatile and carcinogenic. “This is the first time such devices have been found in some of our areas,” the Forest Service says. “But the one-pot labs have been popular in other parts of the country and urban areas and have apparently made it here.” The one-pot method, dubbed “shake-andbake,” uses cold pills, plastic tubes, liter soda bottles and a host of chemicals such as hydrochloric acid to mix up small batches of meth. Shake-and-bake has been a rising trend for years in other parts of the country—particularly the southwest. Missoula County Sheriff ’s Detective Scott Newell says his office has seen two or three one-pot cases in the last year. Recently, the Forest Service has found as many

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as five one-pots in a single weekend in western Montana, prompting them to alert state and local officials to the situation. Forest Service spokesman Phil Sammon says the one-pot cookers are easily identifiable as they give off a powerful ammonia scent. The bottles should not be handled, he adds, since acids used in the methmaking process can cause serious burns. Carcinogens can also leach into the skin, causing health problems. “These cookers cost about $1,500 each to clean up,” Sammon says. The Forest Service and other agencies have long noted concerns over meth manufacturers utilizing the remoteness of the region’s forests for their operations. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Captain Jeff Darrah says he hasn’t noticed any increased activity on state land recently that’s connected to meth cookers. But his officers have been trained by the Montana Drug Enforcement Agency to handle such situations, he says. “We’re always on the lookout for that.” Alex Sakariassen

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750 chemicals. Overall, the companies pumped 780 million gallons of the fluids underground, not including the added water. But Tom Richmond, administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, says that in Montana there are typically thousands of feet of separation between the deepest water and the formation being fractured, “which is why we’ve never had any incident of groundwater pollution due to fracking,” he says.

Oil and gas What the frack? Roughly half of Montana’s oil and gas production comes from hydraulically fractured, or fracked, wells. Which is why Sally Owen-Still, who lives in Sweet Grass County, and many other landowners in central and eastern Montana are dismayed by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas’s decision last week not to require companies to disclose the chemicals contained in their fracking fluids. “I wish the board would have erred on the side of what I consider to be a conservative point of view,” Owen-Still says, “which is protect the water, protect the people, until you really know what’s going on.” Fracking is a process in which a mix of water, chemicals and sand is injected into wells to extract oil and natural gas from rock formations deep underground, unlocking large supplies in places such as Montana’s Bakken Shale Formation. As its use has grown, especially in the East, so too has concern over the fluids’ impacts on water quality. A Congressional report, published in April, found that between 2005 and 2009, 14 leading oil and gas companies used more than 2,500 fracking products containing

Board chair Linda Nelson, of Medicine Lake, says last Wednesday’s unanimous vote was an attempt to balance disclosure “with not making things so stringent that we absolutely cut off fracking altogether and stop oil exploration.” The new disclosure rules, which go into effect Aug. 26, honor companies’ trade secrets, unless fluids spill or sicken someone. “It was our intent to get something done that was reasonable for Montana before either the EPA or Congress or the legislature did something for us that went overboard, either way,” Nelson says. Matthew Frank

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pass for a Griz linebacker if not for his gray hair and goatee, stands amid shelves of silver helmets, detached maroon facemasks, chinstraps, and padding. He’s pulled three new helmets down onto a table. They appear unremarkable, until Stack, going into his 22nd year working the equipment room, explains that they’re more advanced and safer than even the ones most NFL players wear. “We basically have the best helmets that the manufacturers put out,” he says. New research conducted at Virginia Tech confirms as much. In late May, the school released a new rating system for helmets intended to reduce the risk of concussions. The researchers, led by Virginia Tech’s Stefan Duma, a biomedical engineer, gave only one helmet on the market a five-star rating. It’s the Riddell Revolution Speed, one of the three helmets Stack displays in the equipment room. The two other helmets—the Schutt DNA Pro+ and the Riddell Revolution—were among the five helmets that received a four-star rating. Stack says about 95 percent of the helmets Griz players wear were given four or five stars, and those helmets, compared to the one-star Riddell VSR4, which nearly 40 percent of NFL players wore last season, can cut the risk of concussion in half, according to Duma’s research. The rating system is the result of Duma and his team measuring every head impact that a pool of collegiate players experienced in every practice and game over eight years—more than one million measured impacts in all. It arrives amid growing concern and awareness surrounding the prevalence of concussions in football and their long-term health risks. Stack says the UM athletic department opted for the most advanced helmets long before Virginia Tech’s research. “We stay on top of the new technologies that come out every year, and we’ve been ahead of the game,” he says. “You want to protect these kids. And with all the concussions now, it’s really in the limelight.” That said, football is a collision sport, and blows to the head, Stack says, “are just part of the game. It’s going to happen.” Matthew Frank

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Wolf hunt tags sold by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as of August 15, seven days after they went on sale—just over half the amount purchased by hunters in the first five days of the 2009 sale.

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The 2010 flap over separation of church and state at the Western Montana Fair seemed largely forgotten last weekend. The rodeo riding, hog judging, derby car demolishing and cotton candy eating all went off without a religious hitch. Yet the fair did raise a few eyebrows. Organizers avoided the mistakes that last year prompted Wisconsin’s Freedom From Religion Foundation to file a discrimination complaint with Missoula County. Instead of offering free fair admission to attendees of the Missoula Christian Network’s Sunday service, the fair simply declared Sunday “Family Day” and gave everyone free admission. Missoula County charged the service organizers rent for the grandstands. Those non-theists from the Midwest still intend to investigate the rent payment, but any repeat crisis was averted. The only real church vs. state hackles raised were over at the Missoula County Employees Council’s third annual fair booth. The council served breakfast burritos, hosted its Messy Eater Contest and introduced visitors to the loveable mascot likes of Monte, Slash and Smokey the Bear—all innocuous fair fare. As in the past, the council split its profits 50-50 with a local nonprofit. The lucky recipient this year? Faith-based women’s outreach group Teen Challenge, which last September brought Sarah Palin to Missoula for a speech on family, the feds and God. But the council’s vote to benefit a faith-based organization is not a plug for church by state, and here’s why: They aren’t a county entity. The council raises money through raffles, bake sales and its fair booth to help county employees. They host an annual county employee picnic, pitch in money for medically distressed coworkers, and in recent years have broadened their efforts to the community level. “We didn’t pick Teen Challenge because of the fact that they’re faith-based,” says council president and Missoula County Justice Court lead clerk Denise Donahue. “We picked them [because] they help with kids in Missoula County who deal with drug addiction. It was not an issue because we’re not part of the county.” That argument fell flat with two folks at the fair who voiced frustrations about a county-related group sharing proceeds with a Christian organization. And the booth’s promotional flyer blurred the line a bit by including the Missoula County logo opposite a note about the Teen Challenge donation—an oversight, perhaps, but ultimately a harmless one.

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one of his favorite historic buildings, “captures the whole charm of that early railroad period and trade period on the Northside. If you can think of a building like that, and think of three or four more on the same block, you have any idea of what it was like over there. I think that building is just amazing—and it’s what I think started this whole renaissance of that Northside commercial area on North First.” The renaissance Mathews refers to started when Kersting, shortly after acquiring the Stensrud and a few adjacent lots, sold land to the nonprofit affordable housing developer homeWORD, which in 2003 completed a $1.8 million, 18-unit development called the Gold Dust. It provides housing to households earning half of the area’s median income. Other neighborhood development followed, including the Kettlehouse Brewing Company’s new taproom. But no matter how crucial Kersting’s work has been to revitalizing that Northside neighborhood, he finds himself in a precarious financial situation. He blames himself, but says the problem is compounded by a tight lending environment which, he says, only loans money to people who don’t need it. Photo by Chad Harder When Kersting was looking for financing to help More changes could be in store for the Stensrud Building. solve his tax-debt problem, “I events nearly 500 times over the past six the building was in it when it was originally couldn’t get $100 from a lending institution years, he says, but the revenue, and the built. Outside, Kersting tells of the brick he in this city to help me continue to do my rent from the upstairs apartments, isn’t spent three and a half weeks scraping. The work, which is community redevelopenough to pay the bills. building’s wooden cornice is painted bright ment,” he says. “It affects this block, but it “I have to bow out,” he says. “I can’t yellow, turquoise and red. Local historian also affects the entire city. And to think: afford to run this enterprise. The com- Allan Mathews calls it “the most beautiful This treasure, it would probably be in the munity just doesn’t support it.” cornice of any building in Missoula.” The dump right now if I wouldn’t have shown Kersting, 53, lays out the few options Historic Preservation Commission recog- up. It could very well be a parking lot.” Barring an investor coming forward before him. He could turn the building, nized Kersting’s work in 2004. at 314 North First Street West, into a cof“The building, the way I’ve recon- with a new business plan, Kersting plans to feehouse, but he needs an investor, and structed it, is probably much more elegant shutter the Stensrud Events Center in the cringes at the thought of the infrastruc- than it was when it was originally built,” coming weeks and prepare it to be a residence for rent. He says he’ll also put the ture costs and jumping through Health Kersting says. Department hoops. He could rent out Between then and now, the Stensrud, building on the market. “If I can get my the first floor as a residence. Or he could named for former owner Merlin Stensrud, number, I’m out of here,” he says. He’s wash his hands of the property altogeth- who had it for about 40 years before selling already envisioning that. “As long as this er and sell it. All options would likely it to Kersting in 2000, has housed a drug building is here, and the other building on mean the end of the Stensrud Events warehouse, grocery and thrift stores, a the corner and the Gold Dust, it’ll be attribCenter, one of Missoula’s most popular Chinese laundry in the basement, and a uted to Mark Kersting, and I’m really proud of that.” venues for banquets, concerts, thesis brothel upstairs. readings, art exhibits, neighborhood Mathews, Missoula’s former historic meetings, and even chili cook-offs. preservation officer, says the Stensrud, mfrank@missoulanews.com Last week, historic preservationist Mark Kersting went to the Missoula County Treasurer’s Office and plopped down more than $20,000 in overdue taxes, narrowly making his August 16 deadline, after which Kersting would have lost the Northside property he’s spent a decade restoring: the Stensrud Building. Today, Kersting sits inside the building, perhaps Missoula’s finest period-restored architectural artifact from the late 1800s, and ponders what to do next. He’s rented out this space for community

“It would be a shame to lose it,” says Bob Oaks, director of the North Missoula Community Development Corporation. “It’s hugely important [to the neighborhood] what happens to it.” Kersting walks around the building’s airy, museum-like 1,800-square foot main level, with its 13-foot ceiling and roughsawn fir floors. He’s skim-coated the plaster walls and applied an orange faux finish. He restored the original wainscoting. A piano, a coal stove dating to 1905, and other antiques line the walls. Artwork hangs from them. He says about 90 percent of what’s in


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Bad wolf—go to your den As hunters load up, advocates plug non-lethal control by Alex Sakariassen

Roughly 30 local ranchers gathered at the fairgrounds in Carey, Idaho, last week to talk wolves. But this was far from the typical wolf discussion. The workshop, possibly the first of many hosted by Defenders of Wildlife, took an unusual and widely unacknowledged tack: Don’t shoot the predator, protect the prey. The morning served as a crash course in a host of non-lethal deterrents to wolf predation, from guard dogs to grazing rotations. It also marked the first attempt by

Defenders to share with the public lessons learned over the past three years by the Wood River Wolf Project. Defenders of Wildlife spokeswoman Suzanne Stone says the project has field-tested numerous tools for decreasing livestock losses to predators, an approach that replaces the habit of killing problem animals with the concept of coexistence. “If you do nothing and kind of rely on the traditional lethal control methods routinely used by [U.S. Department of Agriculture] Wildlife Services for the states, then you’re not really addressing the problem,” Stone says. “You’re just perpetuating it…Dead wolves don’t learn lessons.” If the Wood River Wolf Project doesn’t ring any bells, it’s no surprise to Stone. The project, now in its fourth year, has intentionally sought little press coverage, she says. Meanwhile, participants have used guard dogs, noisemakers and lights to haze wolves away from the project’s 10,000 sheep. They’ve even tested an Eastern European wolf deterrent called fladry, a type of fencing that uses long vertical strips of red fabric to frighten wolves and coyotes. Stone says Defenders was “nervous” about hosting last week’s coexistence demonstration. “We’ve been trying to fly under the radar on this project for quite

some time,” she says. “We just don’t try to make any kind of public news about [these projects] because the wolf debate is so controversial that it puts a lot of pressure on the ranchers who are partnering with us.” The demonstration came fast on the heels of news that Idaho’s 2011-2012 wolf hunt will be governed by some of the most lax regulations to date. Quotas are virtually nonexistent across most of the state. Nonresident licenses were knocked down to $31.75 earlier this month. The Idaho

Fish and Game Commission increased the bag limit from one wolf to two wolves per hunter. And they’ve added a trapping-season component to the hunt, further increasing the potential wolf harvest over the next seven months. Anti-wolf rhetoric has been particularly thick in Idaho in recent years, as it has been in neighboring Montana. But the voices baying loudest for wolf blood in Idaho largely don’t belong to the livestock industry, whose concern over predation is considered even by conservationists to be the most rational justification for a hunt. Rather the anger is fueled by a minority of sportsmen fearful of the impacts of a large wolf population on deer and elk. Retired USDA wolf management specialist Carter Niemeyer—a 30-year veteran of wolf recovery and control in the region— believes those anti-wolf voices are “holding hostage” state politicians and wildlife agencies alike. “There’s a lot of people who support wolf recovery and wolves in Idaho, but I really believe that the pro-wolf part of Idaho has kind of shut up,” Niemeyer says. “They’re tired of the bullying, intimidating messages that keep coming out from a handful of anti-wolf people.” Niemeyer notes reluctance among livestock owners to shift to non-lethal

control methods. He attributes that to the ingrained culture of lethal predator control in the West. “Killing predators is a short-term treatment to a long-term problem,” he says. But the unexplored nature of nonlethal methods makes it a risky and costly investment. “There was a poor turnout, because—and this is my interpretation— there’s tremendous peer pressure right now for ranchers to maintain a solidarity,” Niemeyer says of the Wood River Wolf Project workshop, which featured him as a guest speaker. “What it’s going to take are some courageous, bold ranchers. We should be talking about keeping livestock alive.” Stone hopes that the Wood River Wolf Project—and, by extension, Blaine County, Idaho—will be the nexus for that conversation. The project has proven such a success, with losses of a dozen or fewer sheep a year, that the Blaine County Commissioners this year asked Defenders to expand its non-lethal methods to the entire county. “We’re in that transition phase…going from covering a portion of the county to now covering the county, and we wanted the ranchers to be aware that the resources are available to them,” Stone says. With such a substantial hunt approaching at the end of August, Stone remains concerned. Defenders isn’t arguing that state officials “get rid of lethal control,” she says. “What we are saying is only use it as a lastcase scenario rather than looking to it as a first response.” She adds that she believes the majority of Idahoans, like her, don’t want to see wolves persecuted. Niemeyer tempers Stone’s reservations, saying the new hunting regulations will hardly be enough to put a dent in the wolf population. As a 40-year taxidermist, he knows pelt quality will be poor until November. Having spent 30 years darting and trapping wolves as a federal management specialist, he believes most of the hunting harvest will likely be pups and yearlings, which are less canny. “I’ve spent decades tracking wolves around with radio receivers,” Niemeyer says. “I just came in from taking a group out this weekend, and I was able to howl up wolves every night for them. We had wolves within 100 yards of us—but we never laid eyes on one.” He can’t see most hunters having any better luck.

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Congress is on its summer recess and probably getting an earful from constituents who are wondering what’s going on in dysfunctional D.C. these days. If we were to base its members’ compensation, benefits and extensive vacation time on productivity, most folks would say they should be chained to their desks on the floors of the House and Senate and fed stale bread and warm water until they get their work done. Instead, they’re flying around the nation telling us how great they are, how bad the other guys are, and how they’re going to make it all right with the new Super Committee. It’s yet another charade foisted on the American public by both parties, which undoubtedly know this effort is doomed from the start. While it may be painful, it doesn’t take much effort to recall the sordid events of the Congressional-White House battle over raising the debt ceiling. In a nutshell, the Republicans stood in unity against any attempts to raise revenue through taxing the wealthy. Instead, they demanded and got reductions in spending. Obama and the Democrats caved with barely a struggle in what’s become a sorry state of affairs for the “party of the people.” The hodgepodge of legislation tossed together at the last minute—with virtually no opportunity for input from the public— leaves the nation’s serious fiscal condition primarily unresolved. Yes, the debt ceiling was raised a little, but only to the accompanying level of spending reductions. Obama’s “Grand Deal” failed to materialize, and so the can has been kicked down the road once again. But here’s the rub. When Congress reconvenes, a new Super Committee made up of six House members and six senators is supposed to crank out a plan for significant debt reduction and have it done before year’s end. But remember, even with the full House, Senate and White House working at what they want us to believe was their maximum capacity, they burned up months on the debt ceiling negotiations and never decided how to balance the budget so revenues came closer to matching expenditures. Now we’re supposed to believe that 12 people from two warring parties are going to magically walk out holding hands and waving a “Grand Deal” in three months. Not only are these folks supposed to some-

how reach agreement on spending cuts, but, if you believe the feeble Democrat rhetoric, they’re also supposed to agree on ways to raise revenue. The Republican position on raising revenue seems intractable. They have only one word to say, and that’s “no.” So, are the Democrats from Obama on down, who vow that they really, really want to raise revenue

Now we’re supposed to believe that 12 people from two warring parties are going to magically walk out holding hands and waving a “Grand Deal” in three months? this time, simply ignoring the reality of the Republican stance, or are they just playing to the crowd in what has become the theater of the absurd of American politics? My bet is the latter: more smoke and mirrors. The real goal of the Republicans seems clearer. If the committee cannot come to agreement, the debt ceiling legislation says that mandatory cuts in federal spending will be made across the board. Moreover, those cuts will be in the trillions, not billions, and as both Obama and the Republicans have already said, they will likely entail the so-called entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. If the Democrats got anything out of the debt ceiling bill, it’s that the military is also supposed to be in for some significant cuts if the Super Committee fails to find agreement. Given that the makeup of the committee virtually assures failure, the Dems hope they’ll “win” by reducing the ballooning military budget, which now eats up more than half of the nation’s discretionary spending.

But before you get all giddy over finally chopping down some of the long green the military-industrial complex gobbles up, best remember who we have calling the shots here. First off, one of the Super Committee members is Montana’s own Max Baucus, the anti-hero of the health reform legislation that has just had its foundation, the mandate for all Americans to buy insurance, cut out from under it by a federal appeals court. If past performance is any indication–and why wouldn’t it be?–we can once again expect Baucus to show every bit as much spine as Gumby when it comes to cutting military pork. But let’s go a little higher. This week, Secretary of State Hillary “The Warhawk” Clinton and Leon Panetta, the newly shuffled secretary of defense, jointly addressed the National Defense University in their best Chicken Little modes, saying the sky would fall if any cuts are made to the military beyond the minimal reductions in the new debt ceiling bill. “This kind of massive cut across the board, which would literally double the number of cuts that we’re confronting…would have devastating effects on our national defense,” Panetta said. “It does cast a pall over our ability to project the kind of security interests that are in America’s interests,” Clinton chimed in. “This is not about the Defense Department or the State Department…This is about the United States of America.” So there you have it. Despite Obama’s bus-tour promises, once again his administration has caved before the bargaining even begins. Whatever hope the Democrats may have had to significantly reduce military expenditures is already being torpedoed from the top. There’s little doubt the Super Committee will fail. It’s designed to. What’s really discouraging is that when it does, it’s likely Democrats will join Republicans in supporting indefensible military expenditures that are helping bring our nation to the brink of ruin. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@missoulanews.com.


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Give fish a chance Bring down more dams and the country could thrive by Tim Palmer

With his Aug. 2 ruling that the federal government’s plan for salmon recovery once again fails to meet requirements of the law, U.S. District Judge James Redden has opened the door to a new approach in efforts aimed at the recovery of wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers. A better plan can be at once visionary, effective and economically beneficial for the people of the West and the nation. And it requires no great stretch of imagination. The solution will be demonstrated this fall on Washington’s Elwha River when the demolition of two tall dams gets under way. A great salmon river will, after a century, return to life. Many people will cheer the river’s reinstated flow, earn new livelihoods from its reinvigorated life, and share in the glow of achievement. The same thing can happen on the lower Snake River, where four dams block salmon on their spawning journeys. The Obama plan and those of the previous two administrations were not just against the law; they were designed to protect the status quo. But the way we’ve used this great river in the past will no longer work in the future. More needs can be satisfied and more money earned from a river that’s allowed to do the work that healthy rivers have done so well, ever since the salmon began their great migrations. Recent surges in the numbers of fish returning to spawn offer little hope that the fundamental problems of the imperiled species have been solved. From historic highs of 16 million fish, the returns—even in the productive year of 2009—were just a fraction of that: 2.2 million, and only an estimated 400,000 of those salmon were wild fish. The vast majority started their lives in hatcheries, which in some ways endanger the wild fish that naturally spawn in the rivers. Thirteen distinct runs of wild fish are

listed as endangered or threatened, with populations well below the benchmarks for species survival. Removing the four lower Snake River dams would restore healthy runs of

Removing the four lower Snake River dams would restore healthy runs of salmon; it would create thousands of jobs in fishing, food, railroads and construction; and it would make our shared homeland in the Northwest a better place for the next generation. salmon; it would create thousands of jobs in fishing, food, railroads and construction; and it would make our shared homeland here in the Northwest a better place for the next generation. To accomplish all this, we need to replace only 4 percent of the Northwest’s electricity with affordable efficiency improvements and clean renewable

energy—creating additional jobs in the process. Railroads and road improvements can replace subsidized barging on the lower Snake upstream from Pasco, which constitutes only a small percentage of the Columbia River’s barging. While writing about rivers for the past 30 years, I’ve canoed, rafted and explored the waters in every corner of our nation, and the most remarkable change I’ve seen is the work of river restoration. People from Boise to Sacramento and from Los Angeles to Boston are resurrecting watery lifelines in ways that benefit not only fish but also communities and economies. By restoring rivers we show an essential sense of who we are as a people—a nation that recognizes the value of heritage but refuses to remain stuck in the past, a nation that thrives because we allow nature to thrive around us. As you watch the Elwha dams come down this fall, think of the other opportunities that lie ahead. Twenty years ago, restoring the Elwha seemed like an impossible dream; skeptics claimed that it would cost jobs and dishonor the past. But visionary—and practical—people prevailed, and a restored river will become a reality. The opportunity being seized at the Elwha is not unique. For the Snake River, Judge Redden’s ruling requires a legitimate salmon plan that includes removing dams. Great possibilities beckon, but only if we are willing to look toward tomorrow. As Abraham Lincoln said, “We must disenthrall ourselves from the past. We must look anew, and think anew.” Tim Palmer is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He is the author of Rivers of America, The Snake River: Window to the West, and 20 other books, and lives in Port Orford, Oregon.

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All proceeds from the Philipsburg Summer Concert this Sunday directly benefit the Philipsburg Rotary. The music starts at 10 a.m. and will feature a great line-up, plus the usual summer concert staples of food and beverages in a gorgeous outdoor setting with friends and family and camaraderie. The sun shines down on Philipsburg, it rains when appropriate ,and insects pollinate the greenery; all that is taken care of. But what’s a rotary? A rotary is an organization of professional business leaders and other esteemed members who work together to make their community a better place. I saw a picture of them all sitting down for a nice meal and they look like they have our best interests in mind. I only mention it because I thought maybe you, like me, did not know what a rotary was or why we

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Help offset medical costs with rock and roll at Marcusfest, a benefit concert at Boomers Pub, 2021 Brooks St. 4 PM until close, with musical performances by The Mick Hart Band, Party Trained, and more, plus poker, tarot readings and even more. $20. Visit hartbenefit.com.

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Drink fine Belgian beer, see some film clips, and benefit the Bike/Walk alliance for Missoula at Clips of Faith, 7:30 PM in Caras Park. 3 oz. beer samples are $1.25, 12 oz. beers are $5. Visit clipsoffaith.com and bikewalkmissoula.org. Recycling by mudproject.org.

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Join a lot of people who think they’re better than me for still owning vinyl at the Total Fest X Record Swap Noon–2 PM at Big Dipper Ice Cream on Higgins. Sam Humans and the Light, Le Sang Song and Tyson Ballew will be there. Check out wantagetotalfest.blogspot.com.

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committed to an evolutionary shift to Open Intelligence, 6:30–7:30 PM, 825 W. Kent. balancedview.org. Try to contribute $5–$20.

TUESDAY AUGUST 23 For anyone who is facing illness or loss, Living Art of Montana is offering a 4-week class, Hand Build Clay Objects In Support of Your Healing, beginning Aug. 9, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Register by Aug. 4 by calling 5495329 or email ysteinprograms@livingartmontana.org. No charge, donations encouraged. 725 W. Alder, Ste. #17. Exercise is fundamental so get yours in with the Medical Mile Group, sponsored by St. Patrick hospital. Meet in McCormick Park this and every Tue. from Noon to 1 PM, now until Aug. 30. Call 329-2905 or email info@saintpatrick.org. Enjoy a local brew and support a local organization during the Kettlehouse Northside Tap Room’s Community U-NITE Pint Nights, which occur this and every Wed. from 5–8 PM at the tap room, 313 N. First St. W. A portion of the proceeds from each pint sold goes to a different organization each week. This week’s beneficiary is the Missoula Area Secular Society. Free. See Josh Farmer Band and friends rock out with jazz, pop, piano and fists at a No Keystone XL Fundraiser taking action against big oil, 8 PM at the Top Hat. Free with donations encouraged. Do it.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 Beer is the best way to show you care at the Ravenwood Summer Send-Off Fundraiser at the Tamarack Brewing Company in Lakeside. From 5–9 PM indulge in live music, kids activities and more, with 75 cents from every pint sold to support Ravenwood programs. 101 Blacktail Rd. Visit ravenwoodolc.org.

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ouglas, Wyo., population 5,000 and home of the legendary jackalope, lies in an almost puritanical landscape—beautiful, yet shy about that beauty, concealing it modestly under a beige blanket of grass and shrubs. A collection of low-slung stone-and-brick buildings sits at the town’s center, with tree-shaded residential neighborhoods radiating out from it. Ford, GM and Chevrolet pickups dominate local traffic, along with the occasional bus carrying workers from the North Antelope Rochelle coal mine nearby. After their shifts, miners and roughnecks can grab a burger and fries at The Koop, a steak at Clementine’s Cattle Company, or a mean enchilada and a beer over at La Costa Restaurant. Over beers, they might talk about politics, though without a lot of disagreement: Eight out of ten voters in Converse County go Republican. Perhaps they’ll speculate as to whether the town’s other unlikely mammalian hybrid, the Bearcats— last year’s 3A high school state football champs—will repeat their triumph.

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In the summer, emerald-green fields spread out from the North Platte River, which quietly slides past town. Come here in June, and you’re likely to breathe in the smell of fresh-cut hay. Any time of year, you can hear Old Glory snapping loudly in the wind over each fourth or fifth doublewide on the fringe of town. There are plenty of words to describe a place like Douglas: rural, Western, smalltown, typically American. It’s the type of place that country singers rhapsodize about and city folk tend to mock. Sarah Palin would likely recognize it as one of “these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America…” Out here, “Drill, baby, drill!” is more than just a slogan, it’s a way of life, for better or worse. Locals and politicians will proudly tell you that Wyoming is the backbone of an energy-independent nation. But look more closely. On a spring morning, when both snow and dust whip through the air, a drill rig can be seen just outside of town. The sign nearby says “Chesapeake Energy,” but the rig operates

with funding from a Chinese energy company, and it’s searching for oil and gas partly owned by the same Chinese company. In another part of Wyoming, a Japanese firm has invested in the same prospect, called the Niobrara. The massive coal mines to the north ship coal to 25 states, Europe and Asia. A Russian company controls nearby uranium mines, and on the other side of the state, a company from India owns one of Wyoming’s biggest soda ash facilities. In other words, Douglas and Wyoming are not pure, unadulterated American after all, at least economically speaking. And if Douglas isn’t, what community is? Not my hometown of Durango, Colo., on the edge of the San Juan Basin, where British Petroleum has about 3,000 natural gas wells. Not the mining towns of Arizona and Nevada, where Canadian, Australian and Mexican companies own gaping copper and gold mines. Not even the amber fields of Montana, which send wheat to Asia, or the Navajo Nation, which sells hay to Japan. It’s the same all over the West: The natural

resources that built America are no longer all-American. No matter how many redwhite-and-blue flags fly over your trailer park, you too are tangled up in a global economic web that has compressed time and space and confused our ideas of place. My quest to comprehend the most recent surge of globalization led me to Laramie, then to Douglas, then across the Powder River Basin and finally to Denver, to talk to Vince Matthews. Since 2004, Matthews has been the Colorado state geologist and director of the Colorado Geological Survey. Before that, he worked for three decades in the oil industry. For much of his career, he’s observed the globalization of the West’s natural resource industries. Lately, Matthews has been traveling around the state telling chambers of commerce, groups of geologists, community leaders and just about anyone else who will listen that he’s worried. Sitting in his downtown Denver office, wearing a suit and tie that would look at home on a Houston oil executive, Matthews

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says that China and India, with their huge populations and economies growing at rates not seen since the Industrial Revolution, are ravenous for natural resources. Handing me graphs and charts to prove it, he says that their hunger is already washing across the West, driving up the pressure to develop natural resources. He talks about a Chinese businesswoman he knows in Denver who frequently asks him how her relatives and clients can get hold of a Colorado mine or mineral deposit. And he reminisces about a visit to the Los Angeles port at Long Beach, where he saw ship after ship loaded down with scrap metal, headed for China. Most exports from Western states go to Canada or Mexico, but over the last decade, China has emerged as one of the West’s biggest customers; U.S. exports to China have increased 460 percent since 2000. Compared to British, Canadian or Australian multinational corporations, Asian companies still have a minuscule investment in Western resources. But over the last year, as much of Asia scrambles out of the global recession unscathed and the U.S. continues to wallow, Chinese, Indian and even former Soviet-bloc companies have bought into American oil and gas fields, molybdenum mines and more. Even when these countries aren’t directly investing in or buying U.S. resources, their appetite for them is raising prices and spurring new development here in the West, Matthews says. Combine this with a lingering economic downturn here and an attendant desperation for jobs; instability in the Middle East; new drilling and fracking technology that opens up previously inaccessible reservoirs of shale gas and oil; and an infusion of investment capital from other countries into the extractive sectors, and you get a tsunami of globalization that is reshaping the physical and political landscape of the American West. “In the ’70s, Jimmy Carter wanted to make the West into a national sacrifice zone for energy, because the West is where all the reserves are,” says Matthews. “It’s going to happen again.”

CHINA’S STEEP UPWARD CURVE One might say that the economic and political zeitgeist of the ’70s was defined by petroleum. But on an even deeper level, it was about the globalization of natural resources. Beginning around World War I, the U.S. shifted from getting its resources within its borders—mostly in the West—to looking abroad for raw materials, particularly oil. By 1973, the U.S. relied on foreign producers for 36 percent of the oil that fueled its cars, its economy and its lifestyle. That gave OPEC leaders the power to bring the U.S. to its knees by curtailing global oil supplies in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel. President Richard Nixon began the effort to pull out of the global quagmire with his “Project Independence,” which had the lofty goal of weaning the U.S. from foreign energy sources by 1980. Americans traded in muscle cars for fuel-efficient

Gremlins, Pacers and Corollas. Then, President Carter put on a cardigan and launched a gargantuan effort to shift American energy production back to American soil, ramping up conventional and renewable energy development while also dusting off the long-discarded notion of squeezing stuff that’s not quite oil out of the Interior West’s shale deposits. If the Carter era was a rejection of globalization, then what followed was a hasty return to it. Shortly after his election, President Ronald Reagan ended Carter’s bloated synfuels subsidy program, killing Colorado’s burgeoning oil shale industry and devastating the regional economy. Oil prices crashed and the drill rigs were cut up for scrap. After 1985, oil imports began increasing again, and the dream of energy independence again receded. It wasn’t just oil. The now-ubiquitous “Made in China” stickers found on nearly every item on shelves from Walmart to IKEA emerged in the ’80s. In 1985, the U.S. imported less than $4 billion worth of goods from China, and had only a small trade deficit. Today, Americans spend $364 billion each year on Chinese goods. Globalization took other forms, too. In the 1970s, American-based multinational corporations had already been spreading Coca-Cola, capitalism and consumerism to the rest of the world. In the 1980s, the rest of the world returned the favor, so that by 1990, the U.S. was not only home to most of the world’s multinational corporations, but was also the largest host country for outside investments. The flight abroad was good for corporate profits, American consumers, and the West’s environment (if not for workers, whose real wages flatlined in the ’80s). It also fueled Asian economies, most notably China’s, where manufacturing jobs and economic reform have spurred the largest migration in the history of the world. At a blistering rate, a nation of land-based farmers is becoming a nation of urban, wage-earning, capitalistic consumers. Last year, the number of millionaires in China topped 1 million, putting it third after the U.S. and Japan. Chinese automakers sold 18 million vehicles in 2010, more than any country in history. In 2005 alone, 70,000 new supermarkets were built in China. Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of kilometers of rail lines and highways have been constructed, along with dozens of big dams and enough wind power facilities to make Wyoming’s vaunted wind boom look like a child’s pinwheel. China’s per capita energy use remains about one-fifth of that of the most gluttonous consumers in the world (in the U.S.), but the average Chinese person uses twice as much energy as he did seven years ago. Multiply that by 1.3 billion people, and you’ve got a dizzyingly steep upward curve—last year, China surpassed the U.S. as the world’s biggest consumer of energy. Starting in the 1990s, China’s internal natural resource production could no longer keep up with its own demand, so it started shopping in the global market.

Today, China gets about 1,000 times more oil from foreign suppliers than it did in the early 1990s. Ditto for scrap metals and waste paper and pulp. The country went from supplying copper to the global market to being one of its biggest customers in the 1990s, and helped drive world copper consumption from 12 million tons in 1998 to almost 16 million in 2009, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “There is no historical antecedent” for the current emergence of China, India and former Soviet-bloc countries as major players in the global economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s economic symposium in 2006. The symposium took place in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which lies about 200 miles—and many demographic worlds away—from Douglas. “Columbus’ voyage to the New World ultimately led to enormous economic change, but the full integration of the

nation is the prime mover of commodity prices worldwide. The U.S. remains the web’s biggest spider. But China accounts for 50 percent or more of the increases in global consumption of many commodities over the past two decades, according to the USGS and the 2011 BP Statistical Review of World Energy. China’s rising influence became noticeable in the 2000s. Between 2003 and 2008, copper prices jumped fivefold, and Arizona’s mining industry—driven by copper—added 5,000 jobs. Proposals to open and reopen mines sprouted Westwide. Vince Matthews pulls up a chart showing a nearly 1,000-percent increase in molybdenum prices between 2003 and 2008, reflecting China’s demand. Then he displays a photo of the people of Leadville, Colo. celebrating on the streets as a gargantuan new piece of machinery for the soon-to-be-reopened Climax molybdenum mine passed through town in 2008.

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The Climax molybdenum mine in central Colorado, closed for more than a decade, held a job fair in February and is gearing up to reopen.

New and Old Worlds took centuries,” Bernanke said. “In contrast, the economic opening of China is proceeding rapidly and seems to be accelerating.”

WESTERN TOWNS SPRAWLED The factors influencing global commodity prices are varied and complex, and direct cause-and-effect relationships are hard to come by. Weather events, geopolitical tensions, the value of the dollar, fluctuations in OPEC supplies and speculation can ripple through the market chaotically like jiggling flies caught in a huge spider web. The echo of a popular uprising in the Middle East, for example, can resonate in the oilfields of Wyoming, despite the fact that the U.S. gets more oil from Canada than from the Persian Gulf. It would be foolhardy to claim, then, that any one

Asian demand also helped jumpstart a stagnant domestic oil and gas industry. In 2003, oil prices began their long steep climb, pulling natural gas prices along for the ride, and drill-rig counts mimic the upward swing. Once-small Wyoming towns sprawled outward, their hotels filled with contract workers. Colorado’s natural resource sector jumped from a $2 billion industry in the late 1990s to a $12 billion industry in 2006, 50 percent larger than the tourism sector. For a time, the “New West” amenities/ growth economy that had emerged in the 1980s kept pace with the reborn Old West extraction economy, competing with it for housing and workers. (Fast-food joints near the gas patch had to fork out $300 bonuses just to get people to flip burgers.) It was a moment in history when not only real estate agents, construction workers and roughnecks could get rich, but also peddlers and

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thieves of scrap metal, which had become one of the region’s hottest exports, most of it going to China. Sometime in late 2006, though, the overblown housing market started to collapse: By mid-2008, the West’s real estate agents were going back to waiting tables, only to find that those jobs were disappearing, too. During the early stages of the crash, Chinese demand and commodity prices remained high. This kept the West’s mines and rigs running even as the rest of the economy nosedived, but ultimately even China’s economy stalled out. Commodity

This boom, though, has some new twists that may ultimately have bigger ramifications for the West. During the last buildup, Western coal remained a domestic product, rarely if ever venturing overseas. (U.S. demand was strong enough to keep it at home.) Now, even Powder River Basin coal is becoming a global commodity, frustrating environmentalists and helping keep coal companies in the black. Many of the West’s biggest mines and gas fields have long flown foreign flags, particularly those of Australia, England and Canada. Huge corporations set up

China tried to get into the game in 2005, when the Chinese National Offshore Oil Company bid on Unocal, an American petroleum company. But after a congressional contingent opposed the deal, citing national security concerns, CNOOC backed off. Chinese mining and energy firms have since focused their investments elsewhere, setting up or buying up energy and mineral operations in Africa, Latin America and the rest of Asia in ways that echo past colonizing efforts by European countries and the U.S. Australia, too, has responded to China’s appetite,

tripped over each other in their rush to attract foreign, especially Chinese, investment. In 2008, three months after visiting China to look for trade opportunities, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal told visiting Chinese officials that Wyoming is “America’s best-kept secret as to being a good place to do business.” Freudenthal has since become a director at Arch Coal, which is making a multi-pronged attempt to break into the Chinese market. The company has acquired about 1.4 billion tons of coal in southeastern Montana’s Otter Creek

A stimulus package has arrived in the West’s mines and gas fields, and it’s coming from abroad. “Under the current circumstances, this is a win-win,” says Mark Northam, director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. “I think it’s a necessity. Billions of dollars are coming into the U.S. to pay for U.S. rigs and employ U.S. workers.” prices plummeted at Great Depressionesque rates. Drill rigs were idled and mining expansion plans put on hold. The New West was dead, and the new Old West had expired along with it. Or so it seemed.

DRILL RIGS RISING LIKE FLAGS In late 2008, as the Great Recession swamped the planet, the Chinese government launched a stimulus package that, as a portion of total GDP, may have been the largest such infusion of cash into an economy, ever. It kicked in quickly, and by the middle of 2009, China’s manufacturing machine and infrastructure buildup were back on the upswing, taking commodity prices along for the ride. After reaching a record high this February, copper is now trading for about what it had during the 2008 boom. Oil prices continue to fluctuate for a variety of reasons (including fears that China’s too-rapid growth will result in unmanageable inflation), but generally have followed the same trajectory as copper, hovering around and above $100 per barrel for months. “Sharply higher prices for many raw materials are driving up the prices…of consumer goods and services, including gas and food,” said John Williams, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, in a speech this May. The culprit, he said, is “the rapid rebound in the global economy in the past year and a half, led by robust growth in emerging market economies (namely China and India), which display a ravenous appetite for raw materials.” Just as Matthews predicted, it’s feeling a bit like the 1970s all over again, what with rising prices at the pump and an unstable Middle East. Oil shale is back, as is Dallas, the television series about frisky Texas oil barons. Everyone from President Obama on down is invoking energy independence; mothballed mining plans are being dusted off and drill rigs are rising again like American flags on the Fourth of July.

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shop in other countries as if borders didn’t exist: U.S. companies have $4 trillion in foreign direct investment assets abroad, while foreign companies have $2.3 trillion in such assets in the U.S. Now, a new wave of foreign investment is coming from a new crop of countries.

kicking up its extraction industries several notches, sparking concerns that the nation is becoming Asia’s mineral colony. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., with the country still drowning in the economic doldrums, the political tide has turned. Western politicians have practically

In 1985, the United States imported less than $4 billion of goods from China. The U.S. spends $364 billion a year on Chinese goods today.

Valley, and in July bought a third of the proposed Tongue River Railroad to get the coal to West Coast export terminals, two of which Arch has invested in. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter led his own trade delegation to China, as did Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who’s now predicting that a Chinese company is going to make a huge investment—possibly in the form of a wind-turbine factory—in his home state of Nevada. And in June, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer gave the keynote address at a coal industry conference in Beijing. Into this new climate, and with a more subtle approach (investing in firms rather than buying them outright), CNOOC is back, buying portions of Chesapeake Energy’s holdings in shale gas plays in the eastern U.S. and in Texas and one-third of the firm’s 800,000-acre share of the Niobrara Formation in Colorado and Wyoming. The Niobrara became a hotspot after new drilling and fracking techniques produced the modern equivalent of an oil gusher in Weld County, Colo., in 2009. The deal with China gave Chesapeake the capital to get in on the action, and in the months following the transaction, nearly half of more than 100 horizontal well drilling permits issued in Wyoming’s Converse County, home of Douglas, went to Chesapeake. This type of partnership is understandable, says Mark Northam, director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. “They (CNOOC) are using their abundant cash to help the U.S. companies carry out their drilling activities. There are few better places for Chinese investment than Wyoming because our business environment is so robust.” Similar scenarios are playing out all over the West, from a gold mine in Idaho financed by an investment-for-visa scheme to a Chinese-owned solar panel factory in Goodyear, Ariz. A Chinese bank is financing a proposed molybdenum mine in Nevada, with the loan secured by a Chinese mining


During the last energy boom, Western coal remained a domestic product that was rarely if ever sold overseas. Now, even Powder River Basin coal is becoming a global commodity.

company. A Korean company holds a 20percent stake in the project, and the molybdenum from the mine is committed to Korean, Japanese, Chinese and European companies. And this spring, Eesti Energia—based in the former Soviet-bloc country of Estonia— bought the Oil Shale Exploration Company, getting a federal oil shale research lease in Utah in the bargain. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert—who made a trade mission of his own to China just this spring—had nothing but praise for the deal: “Today’s action falls in line with our policy of responsible energy development and allowing the free market to drive a more secure energy future for Utah and the nation.” A stimulus package has arrived in the West’s mines and gas fields, and it’s coming from abroad. “Under the current circumstances, this is a win-win,” says Northam. “I think it’s a necessity. Billions of dollars are coming into the U.S. to pay for U.S. rigs and employ U.S. workers.”

DOES A MINE HAVE A NATIONALITY? How truly entangled is the U.S. in this global web? In March, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, introduced legislation to keep the royalty rate on soda ash mining at 2 percent rather than the 6 percent rate set back in 1995. Her reasoning: To allow American companies to

compete with Chinese soda ash producers. “Although our proud tradition of soda ash production continues to be a force of economic strength for Wyoming and our country,” said Lummis, “overseas competition and rising energy costs have undercut Wyoming’s status as the largest producer.” Wyoming’s Sweetwater County provides about 90 percent of the nation’s soda ash, which is used in glass and other industrial applications. Four manufacturers operate there. One of them is Solvay Chemicals, owned by a Belgian company. Another is Tata Chemicals, whose parent company is based in India. Tata says it exports half of its Wyoming soda ash back home, helping make soda ash the state’s number-one export product. The logic of a Wyoming congresswoman shorting U.S. taxpayers to protect an Indian company operating in her state from Chinese competition so that it can cheaply export its product back to India may border on the bizarre. But these days, it’s business as usual. As often as not, political efforts to block mining law reform or bills such as the American Energy and Western Jobs Act, forwarded by conservative Western lawmakers this year to fast-track oil and gas development, benefit foreign-owned companies operating in the U.S. Few people even noticed Lummis and her Tata connection. But the Chinese invasion, as it were, has been popping up on many a right-winger’s radar. “China’s

corporations…serve as forward troops in Beijing’s global strategic economic warfare,” writes William F. Jasper in the May issue of New American, the John Birch Society’s publication. “And the line between economic warfare and the more traditional concept of military warfare can be very thin.” The article echoes many of the comments on stories and blogs about these issues. Liberals have their own spin on the foreign invasion story. In response to a new wave of uranium mining—dominated in the U.S. by Canadian companies—environmentalists are pushing once again to reform the 1872 Mining Law, which allows minerals to be extracted royaltyfree. They are playing up the fact that so many of these mining companies are foreign-owned. Some greens also joined conservative lawmakers in opposition to the Russian company ARMZ’s purchase of a controlling stake in Uranium One, a Canadian company with some 10,000 acres of uranium claims in the West, including two mines north of Douglas. They worry that the Russians could route American uranium to Iran. For the most part, though, politicians and economists, and even many environmentalists, told me that the fact that this new wave of globalization is coming from China or even Russia rather than say, Japan or Britain, is neither here nor there: A hole in the ground is a hole in the ground, no matter who’s getting the stuff from it; a skilled job in the oil field is good for the economy, no matter who’s forking out the payroll; and an oil spill is an environmental disaster, whether it’s BP or Exxon doing the spilling. Princeton economist Paul Krugman, in a 1995 book on foreign direct investment, suggested the same, saying that multinational firms— regardless of where they’re based—sprawl across national boundaries, and therefore tend to lack national identity.

Besides, say many economists, it’s good to have China in particular as a big investor and customer, because it takes a bite—however small—out of the gargantuan trade deficit the U.S. has with them. Even Matthews, for all his alarming statistics, seems resigned to it: “If they keep making stuff for us and keep lending us money so we can buy it, I guess it will be OK.”

THE SCHIZOID WEST Yet, even if we put aside xenophobia and leftover Cold War nightmares about the Red Army infiltrating Idaho potato patches, the West still has reason to be concerned about the Asian “invasion.” The Asian stimulus package may have lifted up the mining and gas drilling sectors, but it’s left the rest of the economy in the dust. And that could throw our regional economy back to its old lopsided ways. In its fourth-quarter report for last year, Wyoming’s economic analysis division noted: “After a short, but severe recession, Wyoming’s economy has turned around…thanks to the robust rebound of the energy industries.” Attributing the boost to Chinese demand, the report noted that unemployment dropped to 6 percent, compared to 9.6 percent nationwide, and the mining industry in Wyoming added 2,130 jobs. But the picture isn’t as rosy as it seems. “You look at wages and employment in Wyoming: Wages are higher, income per capita is higher than average U.S., and employment is higher,” says Ed Barbier, a University of Wyoming economist and author of the book Scarcity and Frontiers, a history of the world through a natural resource economics lens. “But it’s distorted,” he says, because just about every non-extractive sector of the economy—even in the oil and gas boomtowns— remains sluggish, at best. As a result, a deep schism has opened between the

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gets an explanation of photovoltaic cells from Suntech founder Zhengrong Shi at Suntech’s new manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Ariz.

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state’s fossil-fuel-centric economies and everything else. Teton County, for example, home of Jackson and archetype of the high-end amenity economy of the New West, has a 12.8-percent unemployment rate. That’s three to four points higher than the national rate, and three to four times higher than the gas and coal counties of Sublette, Converse and Campbell. This divergence appears across the region. In Arizona, mines are ramping up again. Freeport-McMoRan, the Phoenixbased company that owns copper mines

timber and lumber exports to China increased fivefold between 2008 and 2010, yet the unemployment rate in the Pacific Northwest remains higher than 9 percent. The scrap-metal barons are back, scraping the Navajo Nation of its junked cars and sending them to China. But those fast-food signing bonuses of yore? They’re history: Nearly 1 million people showed up in April for 62,000 jobs offered at McDonalds’ first-ever national hiring day—no signing bonus offered.

blocks there, a torn-up sofa perched on a weathered plywood porch. On a windy day in April, when the sky is gray and the light flat, the town seems empty, despite all the cars parked haphazardly before the homes. The distinct aroma of burnt oil lingers in the air. Midwest exists for only one reason: the Salt Creek Oilfield. A Dutch company drilled its first gusher in 1907. Then the place went crazy. The Midwest Refining Company took over the field and ran the company town. Midwest got its own hospi-

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Thirty loaded coal trains per day could pass through Missoula if export capacities on the West Coast are fully realized.

in Arizona and molybdenum mines in Colorado, posted a $1.5 billion profit during its first quarter of 2011. Meanwhile, the construction industry has lost more than 100,000 jobs in the last five years in Phoenix, where hundreds of thousands of homes sit vacant. Nevada’s mines more than doubled their shipments to China over the course of just one year, while housing values have dropped by 60 percent in the last five. North American

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THE DISTANT PROSPECT OF A HUMMER Out on the western edge of the Powder River Basin, about 60 miles as the magpie flies from Douglas, the little town of Midwest sits mostly forgotten by the rest of the world. Its small houses are crammed together along bumpy streets. Some of the yards have been cared for but others are cluttered with the detritus common in the rural West: an old stove here, a car up on

tal, held one of the first lighted nighttime football games in the U.S.—Casper beat Midwest, 20-0—and had a tennis court, a clubhouse, a theater and a hotel. Back then, money gushed out of the field like water, and the company gave a little bit of it back. Then, beginning in the 1930s, it shriveled up. Standard Oil, based in Indiana, bought the field and took over its operation. The hospital closed, the theater was torn down, the company offices were

moved to Casper. Today, the Salt Creek Field’s owner is based in Houston, where decisions are swayed by the need to please shareholders and driven by oil prices determined by forces emanating from far away. The wealth never really stopped flowing out of the Salt Creek field. With the help of CO2 injections and high oil prices, its wells still produce hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of oil each day. Anadarko, the field’s operator, reported $363 million in post-tax profits for the first quarter of this year. But it hasn’t added up to what one might consider a prosperous community. There was a time when the mine and oilfield managers and bosses, if not the owners themselves, lived alongside the workers in the local community. The bosses witnessed the needs of their communities firsthand and they had the power to influence the company to do something about them. If they didn’t, the workers and the unions had the clout and access to make some demands and have them met. In today’s world, we’re not even sure who the bosses are or where they live. How can we expect a firm that’s based in another state, or another country, to build a new library or school, or to pay for economic diversification efforts and new roads? How can we demand that it set up a safety net to catch the roughneck who gets his arm ripped off on the rig, or the single mom who’s fallen on hard times, or the entire community when the oilfield finally does dry up? Not that we even try that hard. We’ve long surrendered these sorts of demands in return for a few high-paying jobs, for the distant prospect of a Hummer in the gravel yard of the factory-built home and a Walmart close by. We have blindly handed over our sovereignty to the corporate giants in the name of energy independence. We have watched our bounty slide along the rails and the interstates to the East without complaint, comforting ourselves with the illusion that it would make our nation stronger and our nation would return the favor by lifting us up with it. Today, the centers of control are drifting even farther away, and, in our desperation for jobs, we hardly even notice. A couple days after driving around the Powder River Basin, looking unsuccessfully for Russian uranium smugglers, I sit in the Denver office of Jeremy Nichols, climate and energy program director for WildEarth Guardians, an environmental group that is fighting plans to expand mining in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Nichols sees the latest invasion as nothing more than another iteration of the story the region seems doomed to repeat: “This is the constant struggle of the West,” he says. “We try to have this independent face, but our future is always tied up with someone far, far away. We’re always sending our value somewhere else.” This story originally appeared in High Country News (hcn.org ). editor@missoulanews.com


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Put the milk down and your hands up FLASHINTHEPAN August 3 was a telling day for food freedom in America. In Venice, Calif., the Rawesome raw food club was raided by armed federal and county agents who arrested a club volunteer and seized computers, files, cash, and perishable produce worth $70,000. James Stewart, 64, was charged on 13 counts, 12 of them related to the processing and sale of unpasteurized milk to club members. The other count involved unwashed, room-temperature eggs—a storage method Rawesome members prefer. The agents dumped gallons of raw milk and filled a large flatbed with seized food, including coconuts, watermelons, and frozen buffalo meat. When word of the raw milk crackdown got out, a bevy of high-profile lawyers offered to represent the raw foodies pro bono, says Rawesome member Lela Buttery, 29. Christopher Darden, who helped prosecute O.J. Simpson, appeared at Stewart’s arraignment just in time to lower his bail from the $121,000 that prosecutors had recommended to $30,000, and to strike a rarely used clause that would have prevented Stewart from employing a bail bondsman. Buttery told me the mood in the courtroom was almost comical when Stewart’s initial $121,000 bail was announced. “We’d been watching child molesters and wife-beaters get half that amount.” Rawesome began 12 years ago as a small group of raw-milk drinkers who occasionally pooled their money and bought unpasteurized milk from local dairies. As more and more people joined, the club’s distribution facilities grew from a cooler in a parking lot to a rented storage space to the current warehouse. The inventory diversified, but the presentation remained minimal: food in piles, haphazardly labeled, as agreed on by club members. Rawesome members sign a form attesting that “as a member of this private members-only club, I demand access to food that is 1) produced without exposure to chemical contaminants such as industrialized pesticides, fertilizers, cleansers or their gases; 2) complete with its natural unadulterated enzymes intact; 3) may contain microbes, including but not limited to salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter, listeria, gangrene and parasites; 4) the cows are grass-fed and the goats are pastured on a regular basis; 5) fowl are regularly given the opportunity to range outdoors

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The labels at Rawesome don’t say much either, but records in the club’s office sourced each batch of raw milk. This information, before it was seized, was available to members. If a contamination issue were to have flared up, members contend, it could have been much more quickly traced than, say, that Cargill turkey. Buttery says that in 12 years there hasn’t been a reported problem. Despite a lack of victims, Rawesome stands accused. And while Cargill has no shortage of victims, nobody at the company has been charged with a crime over the turkey recall. The government has fewer options against multinational corporations than it does against neighborhood food co-ops. The USDA oversees the safety of meat products but can only encourage “voluntary recalls” of products that have been infected with antibiotic-resistant pathogens, reports Tom Philpott in Mother Jones. The final decision to recall was left to the company, which inevitably considered the bottom line as well as public safety when making its decision. While Cargill self-polices, the Rawesome club has been under more intense scrutiny Photo by Ari LeVaux than members even realized. “Since the raid used by the one certified raw-milk label in California, it’s come out that we’ve been under investigation Organic Pastures. They prefer milk from heirloom since June 30 of last year,” Buttery says. “They’ve cattle varieties that produce different proteins. And been monitoring us from unmarked vehicles, they many members prefer the milk of goats, sheep, or have agents who have become members.” Despite massive financial problems in California even camels. It’s safe to say that uncertified raw milk was being spilt at Rawesome, which would be illegal. and Washington, D.C., the government was able to But since the general public can’t just walk in and buy find enough money for a multi-year, multi-agency raw camel milk, Rawesome members believe there’s undercover investigation to root out information nothing wrong with a private club of consenting that nobody was trying to hide. Details on the provenance of Rawesome’s raw milk are available to all adults obtaining unpasteurized raw milk together. The morning of the Rawesome raid, leaders at the members, including government spies. As for Stewart’s legal battle, Buttery doesn’t multinational conglomerate Cargill were calculating how best to deal with a deadly outbreak of drug-resist- think so many lawyers would be lining up to take the ant salmonella that originated in a Cargill-owned turkey case for free if it weren’t a winner. In the meantime, factory. Later that day, as Stewart, Palmer, and Bloch Stewart and his associates are prohibited from havlanguished in jail, Cargill issued a voluntary recall, four ing anything to do with the sale of raw milk. While months after people began getting sick, of 36 million the Cargills of the world get to decide the rules, our pounds of ground turkey traceable to an Arkansas tax dollars are being used to squash a fundamental plant. Cargill has a history of deadly outbreaks, is a human freedom of choice. This is the state of food freedom in America major supplier to the nation’s public-school meal programs, and sells turkey under dozens of brand names, today: it’s being sacrificed and fed to corporations in the name of food safety. none of which include the word “Cargill.” and not fed soy products; and 6) eggs are unwashed and may have bacteria and poultry feces on them.” The August 3 raid was not the first at Rawesome. A June 2010 action resulted in seizures of cash, computers, and other equipment that has yet to be returned, Buttery says. California is one of the few states that allow the sale of raw milk, but only from dairies permitted by the state. Until August 3 Rawesome had been obtaining raw milk from a variety of sources. Buttery says many club members object to the Holstein breed

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LISTINGS $…Under $5 $–$$…$5–$15 $$–$$$…$15 and over Bagels On Broadway 223 West Broadway (across from courthouse) • 728-8900 Featuring over 25 sandwich selections, 20 bagel varieties, & 20 cream cheese spreads. Also a wide selection of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and frappes. Ample seating; free wifi. Free downtown delivery (weekdays) with $10.00 min. order. Call ahead to have your order ready for you! Open 7 days a week. Voted one of top 20 bagel shops in country by internet survey. $-$$ Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 KNEE HIGH IN PIE! That’s right. Bernice’s is kickin’ out fun pies and fun flavors all month long in August. Pies baked in pie tins that you can take to a picnic, pot luck, or party: Cherry Chipotle, Chuck Berry, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Cream, Banana Cream, Huckleberry cream. And it doesn’t stop here! Come on in and snag a pie $15

and $17. Always mixin’, always bakin’, always makin’ Missoula bit sweeter. xoxo Bernice. www.bernicesbakerymt.com. Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street • 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced beega) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$ Big Sky Drive In 1016 W. Broadway 549-5431 Big Sky Drive In opened June 2nd 1962. We feature soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, spins, burger, hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches and breaded mushrooms all made to order. Enjoy our 23 shake and malt flavors or the orange twist ice cream. Drive thru or stay and enjoy your food in our outdoor seating area. Lunch and dinner, seven days a week. $-$$

Blue Canyon Kitchen 3720 N. Reserve 541-BLUE (adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn) www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com We offer creatively-prepared American cooking served in the comfortable elegance of their lodge restaurant featuring unique dining rooms. Kick back in the Tavern; relish the cowboy chic and culinary creations in the great room; visit with the chefs and dine in the kitchen or enjoy the fresh air on the Outdoor Patio. Parties and special events can be enjoyed in the Bison Room. Winter Hours: 4pm - 9 pm Seven Days a Week. $$-$$$ The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins Ave. 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$

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Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins 728-8780 Celebrating 39 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $

Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and an espresso bar till close. WE DELIVER On Campus & to the area between Beckwith, Higgins & 5th Street. Open Monday-Friday 7am-3pm and Saturday & Sunday 8am-3pm. $-$$

Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it's a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$

Good Food Store 1600 South 3rd West 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$

Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius.

Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins 541-4622 Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula’s best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. We also offer catering. www.justinshobnobcafe.com MC/V $-$$

Family Dental Group Southgate Mall 541-2886 Stress is tough on your teeth. People with a lot stress are more likely to grind their teeth. This can cause jaw pain and loss of tooth structure. Your dentist can help by making night guards to reduce the affects of grinding. Of course, managing the source of your stress is much better than just treating the symptoms. Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula 424 N. Higgins 542-3847 www.flbcofmissoula.com Known for their “Bar Burgers” a masterpiece of deliciousness; Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is unfiltered sophistication atop the skyline of Missoula Montana. Downtown or Uptown, any way you look at it, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is your best destination for great food, wine and spirits. Come on in and join us. We can't wait to see you. Cheers!!! $-$$

Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Enjoy Happy Hour every afternoon from 4 to 7 pm on the Patio at Brooks and Browns. Microbrews or margaritas are $3.00 or enjoy a Micro pitcher with friends for $9.00. Our full menu runs the range from homemade Chips and Salsa up to a 16 oz. Ribeye steak with Bistro fries. You can bring your family, too. It’s a perfect spot to play Bocce or Croquet. Pastimes are family times, so enjoy time with yours in Bess Reed Park while we cook dinner for you. Brooks and Browns is the most peaceful patio in town. 200 S. Pattee Street, just off the Atrium at The Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch , healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday.

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Who you’re drinking with: On a recent warm Friday morning a man smokes a cigarette outside the casino and checks out the casino’s female clientele as they come and go. Inside, middle-aged women in tank tops that reveal tattoos sip highballs next to men in plaid shirts and ball caps. Magic Diamond barkeep Bobbi (who prefers we not publish her last name) wears a name tag with dollar signs on it. Bobbi knows just about all of her patrons by name; the others she calls “hon” and “sweetheart.” Ambiance: The Magic Diamond feels like someone plunked a Las Vegas casino down in the middle of Missoula’s Westside. It’s cavernous and cool. That makes it tough to discern whether it’s day or night. Gaming machines emit a range of high-pitched bleeps that rise above AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds” on the radio. Illuminated dollar signs and dice that ring the wall just below the ceiling cast a blue, green and orange glow on the faux plants and patrons below. What you’re doing: Gambling. There are no barstools at the Magic Diamond. The casino’s

only chairs sit in front of Keno; Big, Big Win; and poker machines. “Everything is pretty much about the gaming industry,” Bobbi says. What you’re eating: Complimentary snacks that include apple Danishes and banana-nut muffins packaged in plastic wrappers. What you’re drinking: Whatever you want. Mag ic Diamond offers a full bar featuring hard booze and local brews. Drafts including Pabst and Kokanee are free for those who gamble, as are wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Magic Diamond’s liquor store makes it easy when you cash out to take the party home. How to find it: Magic Diamond is just a couple blocks west of Orange Street at 1210 West Broadway. —Jessica Mayrer Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, e-mail editor@missoulanews.com.

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Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Spring weather brings patio seating! Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins Ave. • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Jazz Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5 - 10. Late night happy hour 9-10pm. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$

Red Robin 2901 Brooks Street 830-3170 www.redrobin.com Half the price, twice the fun! Halfy Hour at the Southgate Mall Red Robin®! Half price bar drinks Monday – Friday, 4-6 p.m. and Monday – Saturday, 9-10 p.m. Enjoy a drink with one of our insanely delicious Gourmet Burgers, Bottomless Steak Fries. Or, snack on one of our shareable starters with friends! $-$$ SA WAD DEE 221 W. Broadway 543-9966 Sa-Wa-Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors-no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisines. Now serving Beer and Wine! $-$$ Scotty’s Table 131 S. Higgins Ave. 549-2790 Share a meal within the warm elegance of our location at the historic Wilma Building. Enjoy our seasonal menu of classic Mediterranean and European fare with a contemporary American twist, featuring the freshest local ingredients. Serving lunch Tues-Sat 11:00-2:30, and dinner Tues-Sun 5:00-Close. Beer and Wine available. $$-$$$ Sean Kelly's Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine , martinis. $-$$ The Sunrise Saloon & Casino 1100 block of Strand • 728-1559 Every day is a great day at the Sunrise Saloon! Enjoy two happy hours daily, plus daily drink specials. Wednesday is Ladies night. Missoula's only dedicated country bar with live country music Thursday - Saturday. Play our liberal machines while enjoying great entertainment and friendly service. 21+ only. Open daily 8 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

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NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$

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Oil & Vinegar Southgate Mall • 549-7800 Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sun. 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. With a visit to Oil & Vinegar, you will discover an international selection of over 40 estate-produced oils & vinegars suspended in glass amphora-shaped containers on a dramatic backlit wall. Guests can sample the varieties and select from various shapes & sizes of bottles to have filled with an “on-tap” product of choice.

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. Home of the Famous Fish Taco. Crowned Missoulas best lunch for under $6. Mon-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-9.

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. $-$$

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.

Paradise Falls 3621 Brooks St. • 728-3228 paradisefallsmissoula.com Come in for sports, food and socializing…whatever you’re looking for, Paradise Falls has it: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Happy Hour M-F 3-6, space for your special events and catering. Paradise calls at Paradise Falls! $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, trout, fresh fish daily, delicious salads and appetizers. Breads and desserts baked in house. Three course bistro menu with wine $30, Tues. Wed. Thurs. nights, November through March. Extensive wine list, 18 wines by the glass, local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the warm and inviting dining areas. Go to our website Pearlcafe.us to check out nightly specials and bistro menus, make reservations or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Pita Pit 130 North Higgins Avenue 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!

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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. $$ Uptown Diner 120 N. Higgins • 542-2449 Step into the past at this 50's style downtown diner. Breakfast is served all day. Daily Lunch Specials. All Soups, including our famous Tomato Soup, are made from scratch. Voted best milkshakes in Missoula for 14 straight years. Great Food, Great Service, Great Fun!! Sun Wed 8-3pm, Thurs - Sat 8-8pm $-$$ 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.yowaffleyogurt.com YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery that offers 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, as well as gluten free cones and waffles, coffee and a selection of cold beverages. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Free WiFi and frequent shopper punch cards. Build it your "weigh" at 42 cents per oz. for most items. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to 12 AM, Sat. 10 AM to 12 AM. Facebook.

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Don’t even bother trying to control yourself, because Wild Theater Thursdays are back at the Roxy Theater, which features a different award winning wildlife film every Thu. at 10:30 AM, now through Aug. 18. Tickets ar $3. See wildlifefilms.org/showing.html.

nightlife The PEAS Farm is having an awesome farm party, with locally grown food, wine and music by Shane Clause and the Stomping Ground and Mudslide Charley, beginning at 5:30 PM. $17 adults/$7 kids. Get $2 off if you walk, bike or bus to the party. Visit gardencityharvest.org or call 523-3663. Joan Zen promises to rock so hard at Downtown ToNight, as part of Caras Park’s ongoing concert series on Thursdays from 5:30–8:30 PM. Free. I’m honestly not sure if the Missoula Art Museum actually wants me to list the Artini Surprise Party! from 5:30–9 PM, free, in honor of 6 years of awesome Artini moments, what with it being a surprise party and all. Keep it under wraps. 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447. Free. The young but relevant Olympia-born, multifaceted musician Ethan Tucker plays a free, all-ages show at Bitterroot Brewery from 6–8:30 PM. Visit bitterrootbrewing.com. When you go Swingin’ On A Star, that means you’re at a live tribute to the golden age of radio at the Missoula Elks Lodge, beginning at 7 PM. Tickets are $25, plus an extra $17 if you want to eat. Get tickets at star.skytics.com or call 360-STAR. I’ve had an opinion on this hip-hop group since high school! Try and guess what I think of the Kottonmouth Kings when they play at 7 PM at the Wilma, with D-Loc, The Dirtball and Johnny Richter. $22. Reading is fundamental for students in grades 8–12 at the orientation/planning meeting for

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Kottonmouth Kings overpower you with shirt graphics when the rap band hits the Wilma Thu., Aug. 18, at 8 PM. $24/$22 advance at Rockin Rudy’s or ticketfly.com.

the Teen Book Group, 7 PM at Shakespeare and Co. 103 S. Third St. W. Visit shakes peareandco.com. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson, begins with signups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free. Email Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com. Mix it up with handcrafted beers at Tapas with Tim at the Great Northern Brewing Co. in downtown Whitefish, starting at 7:30 PM, 2 Central Ave. Visit greatnorthernbrewing.com or call 863-1000. $25. That’s No Way to Treat a Lady! Don’t miss the regional premiere of this musical comedy t h r i l l e r, A u g . 9 – 21 a t t h e Wh i t e f i s h Performance Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Shows start nightly at 8 PM, with 6 PM shows on Sun. Tickets are $18–37. Visit alpinetheatre project.org.

Geeks and their kind are cool now. See the Stumptown Players present a production of Larry Shues’ The Nerd at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave in Whitefish. Show runs Aug. 11–13 and Aug. 16–21 at 8 PM. Tickets are $18 and available at 871-6447 or by emailing stumptownplayers@gmail.com. The Missoula Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Camp reminds us all that there’s No Biz Like Show Biz, with shows Aug. 18–20 on Thu. at 8 PM, Fri. at 5 and 8 PM, and Sat. at 1, 4, and 8 PM, all at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $15. Call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org. See a classic Hacker film so special and interesting the studios won’t let me even tell you what it is! Check out the big reveal at Hacker end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Aug 19, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to Molly Llama c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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SPOTLIGHT road diners Street Eaters are Megan March and John No of Oakland, Calif. They make indiepost-punk together and they are wed. I’ve been overhearing tales of John No’s stage performances from his various other bands for weeks leading up to the excitement surrounding Total Fest. I’m told he writhes around on the floor and makes miracles happen. With the Street Eaters, No is tied to a bass and so his ability to writhe is limited. Megan sings and plays the drums. They aren’t Sonny and Cher. The music isn’t about staring into each other’s eyes. Their eyes are covered in tape. They stare at each other through the tape and coo, “These dreams are made of death and fire.” When it came time to ask them about art and WHAT: Street Eaters, as part of Total Fest X WHEN: Sat., Aug. 19, at 9 PM WHERE: The Badlander HOW MUCH: $20 for the night/$50 all-festival pass MORE INFO: streeteaters.com or totalfest.org

Movie Night, sponsored by the Lake Missoula Group at the Roxy, 8 PM, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Free. It’s night of the living no longer dead at the Badlander for their brandnew Thursday night dance party, Prehab, with sets of hip hop and electronic music from local DJs Vyces, Kris Moon and James Two, plus $1 wells and $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight, begining at 9 PM. $2. If ever the word extravaganza applied, so it is with BassFace Thursdays at the Palace, featuring sets of bass-heavy electronic music from locals KidTraxiom, M-AD, and SounSiva, plus live breakdancing with the group Soled Out, live painting, and belly dancing! 9 PM at the Palace. Free.

around for months out of the year, playing shows every day where we sing songs about things that aren’t outwardly romantic but are very intimate... thus they end up being romantic by default because they are things we care about, together.” No continues: “Most of the songs are extensions of our conversations, long- and short-term, and that includes the many songs that are stories and extended metaphors... our conversations really are like that sometimes.” I believe this to be true and I am thrilled to see it unfold on stage through the riotous, spirited music my generation finds so romantic, second only to a flat tire, a dead bird or a thunderstorm. We are dark and we expect a lot out of our partners.

to identify housing and community development needs and activities, primarily those benefiting low- to moderate-income households. This meeting will be the public’s opportunity to make comments and ask questions about projects sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Montana, including The City’s performance under its CDBG and HOME Programs; Potential City, County and Community Housing Development Organization applications for CDBG, HOME, Brownfields, Treasure State Endowment Program, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and other housing/community development funds; City and County community-wide needs and priorities for economic development (job creation or retention), housing (such as first-time homeownership opportunities or affordable rentals), public facility projects (such as sewer, water, or special community needs projects), public service projects, and programs to assist homeless persons. Persons may offer comment at the public meeting at: City Council Chambers 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, Montana Monday, August 29, 2011 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you would like additional information or prefer to submit written proposals, or if you would like to request special accommodations in order to participate fully in the meeting, please contact Nancy Harte, 258-4934, or Melissa Gordon, 258-4980, at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula MT 59802. Persons using a TTY device may contact the Montana Relay Service at 711.

About the stage show, I’ve been told not to worry. They’re married, not dead. No says, “The energy is sky-high and both Megan and I spend a lot of time beating the crap out of our equipment and building up a series of high-tension explosions. Trust me, there’s a lot of action to behold.” –Molly Laich

Pharmacy from Seattle, and Vaz from Brooklyn. Get tickets for $10 or buy a pass for the whole weekend. Visit wantagetotalfest.blogspot.com. (See Spotlight in this issue.)

Americana flowing freely when he plays with a rotating cast of friends this and every other Thu. at the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., at 10 PM. Free.

Nate Hegyi, lead singer/songwriter of Wartime Blues, keeps the folk and

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I thought they might tell me to shut up, but over email, so maybe an STFU, but they were good sports. March says: “We define romance as cramming into a stinky pickup truck and driving

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music and what they hope to get out of this year’s epic, 10th installment of Total Fest, my one burning question had nothing to do with any of those things and was not even a question but a statement. I said: “Tell me about romantic love.”

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Don’t miss spectrUM at the River City Roots Fest on August 27th & 28th at Caras Park! PUBLIC HOURS • Thursday • 8/18 Paint with light and create digital art with glow sticks and LEDs!

PUBLIC HOURS • Saturday • 8/20 Create solar-powered machines and explore the energy of the sun.

And so begins the first, awesome night of Total Fest at the Top Hat, beginning at 9 PM. Local garage rockers Mordecai kick things off, followed by Pygmy Shrews of New York, locals Bad Naked, White Mystery from Chicago, The

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Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and, oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com.

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Help offset medical costs with rock and roll at Marcusfest, a benefit concert at Boomers Pub, 2021 Brooks St. at 4 PM until close, with musical performances by The Mick Hart Band, Party Trained, and more, plus poker, tarot readings and even more. $20. Visit hart benefit.com. The Missoula Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Camp reminds us all that there’s No Biz Like Show Biz, with shows Aug. 18–20 on Thu. at 8 PM, Fri. at 5 and 8 PM, and Sat. at 1, 4, and 8 PM, all at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $ 15 . C a l l 728 - 7529 o r v i s i t mctinc.org. See an outdoor performance of Much Ado About Nothing outside on the ground, of the Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake at 6 PM. Bring lawn chairs and a winning attitude, Mt. Highway 83 N. Free. I have often said that drinking wine and listening to the music of David Boone go together nicely. Try it out, 6:30 PM at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Free. tenspoon.com. Get another dose of Total Fest X at Zoo City Apparel when Japanther, Custody Battle, The Bugs, Shark Pact, and Goddammitboyhowdy play for $8 at the door starting at 6:30 PM, or buy a pass for the whole weekend. Visit totalfest.org. You’re a cheap date, not a cheapskate: The Missoula Public Library

Shane Clouse Live at the Ballpark! Saturday, August 20th

Tickets: MSO Hub box office at 140 N Higgins; MissoulaOsprey.com; 543-3300 or at the stadium the night of the game.

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hosts another installment of its cheap date movie night, which screens True Grit at 7 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Enter from the parking lot side of the building. Free. Call 721-BOOK and visit missoulapubliclibrary.org. When you go Swingin’ On A Star, that means you’re at a live tribute to the golden age of radio at the Missoula Elks Lodge, beginning at 7 PM. Tickets are $25, plus an extra $17 if you want to eat. Get tickets at star.skytics.com or call 360-STAR. Bring your greatness to a new level for a guaranteed life-changing experience at A Convention: A Dance Theatre Play by the Downtown Dance Collective’s artist in residence Tricia Opstad. Show is Aug. 19–20 at 7 PM for $10. Get tickets at ddcmontana.com. 121 W. Main St. Call 541-7240. Drink fine Belgian beer, see some film clips, and benefit the Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula at Clips of Faith, 7:30 PM in Caras Park. 3 oz. beer samples are $1.25, 12 oz. beers are $5. Visit clipsoffaith.com and bikewalkmissoula.org. Recycling by the mudproject.org. That’s No Way to Treat a Lady! Don’t miss the regional premiere of this musical comedy thriller, Aug. 9–21 at the Whitefish Performance Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Shows start nightly at 8 PM, with 6 PM shows on Sun. Tickets are $37–18. Visit alpinetheatreproject.org. Geeks and their kind are cool now. See the Stumptown Players present a production of Larry Shues’ The Nerd at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave in Whitefish. Show runs Aug. 11–13 and Aug. 16–21 at 8 PM. Tickets are $18 and available at 871-6447 or by emailing stumptownplayers@gmail.com. In the last of the Women in Montana History series, Beavertail Hill State Park presents work from an early Montana photographer, Evelyn Cameron, starting at 8 PM, off exit 130 on I-90. Free.


The Arrivals rock out at Total Fest Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Badlander/Palace complex with 15 other bands. $20 for the night/$50 all festival pass. Totalfest.org.

Celebrate completion with Total Fest X, a weekend-long soul crushing (in a good way) music festival. Tonight’s line-up includes Big Business, Kowloon Walled City, Religious Girls, Unstoppable Death Machines, 10yoGF and others, starting at 9 PM. Shows are split between the Palace and Badlander. $20 for the night or $50 for the whole weekend. Get advance tickets at Ear Candy and visit wantagetotalfest.blogspot.com for details. (See Soundcheck in this issue.)

(missoulafarmersmarket.com), which opens at 8:30 at the north end of Higgins Avenue. If you’re after nonedibles, check out East Pine Street’s Missoula Saturday Market (missoulasaturdaymarket.org), which runs 9 AM–1 PM. Free to spectate, and often to sample.

Rock out to the smooth sadness when Fredrico Full Grown Men and Charlie play blues at the PM. Cover $5.

Indulge your kid’s penchant for plants and bugs when the Daly Mansion hosts Kids in the Garden, 10 AM–3 PM at 251 Eastside Hwy in Hamilton. Bring a food item to donate if you want and call 546-8066.

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Bring the kids with you for the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Fridays at 6 PM, this week with Freetown Turnaround. Free. Let local folk, rock, Americana staples Tom Catmull & the Clerics entertain you tonight for free at the Union Club with cheap drinks and easy living, 9:30 PM. Liven things up in your love life, or just take comfort in watching the cosmos during public observing night at the Blue Mountain Observatory beginning around 9:45 PM. Free. Call 243-5179 before you go and get directions by clicking over to physics.umt.edu/bluemountain.

Blaze a trail during the Madison River Run in Ennis, which features the chance for participants to hit up a 5k or 10k walk/run on varied terrain. Warm up with details at ennis chamber.com.

David Shapiro, author of Terra Tempo, will be at Fact & Fiction at 10:30 AM for a talk and signing for his book about kids traveling through Missoula after the floods, 202 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Adopt a pet and have a blast doing it at Pet Fest in Caras Park, 11 AM–4 PM. Check out petfest.net or call 544-5101. Join a lot of people who think they’re better than me for still owning vinyl at the Total Fest X Record Swap

Noon–2 PM at Big Dipper Ice Cream on Higgins. Sam Humans and the Light, Le Sang Song and Tyson Ballew will be there. Check out wantagetotalfest.blogspot.com. Aaron Nigel Smith, the star of the PBS kid’s show Between the Lions is headlining a benefit concert for Families First, 3:30–6:30 PM at the University Theatre on the UM Campus. $12 for kids 1–12/$15 for 12 and up. Visit families firstmontana.org. The Big Hole National Battlefield Summer Speaker Series continues this week with speaker Vivian Wilson, who will discuss the evolution of the Nez Perce home, Aug. 20 talk at noon and 3 PM and Aug. 21 at Noon. 16542 Hwy 43 W. in Wisdom. Call 689-3155.

nightlife The Missoula Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Camp reminds us all that there’s No Biz Like Show Biz, with shows Aug. 18–20 on Thu. at 8 PM, Fri. at 5 and 8 PM, and Sat. at 1, 4, and 8 PM, all at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets are $15. Call 728-7529 or visit mctinc.org. Oh good, a rockabilly hoedown. Loochfest 2011 features bands,

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.

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vendors, fire, drinking and camping, starting at 1 PM. 5405 W Hwy 93 in Whitefish. $10 admission/$10 tent camping/$20 vehicle camping. Track mud all over the carpet and whatnot when Mudfoot & The Dirty Soles play a free, all-ages show at Bitterroot Brewery from 6–8:30 PM. Visit bitterroot brewing.com. Is the music of Butter as smooth as the name suggests? I don’t know! Let’s see, 6:30 PM at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Free. tenspoon.com. Bring your greatness to a new level for a guaranteed life-changing experience at A Convention: A Dance Theatre Play by the Downtown Dance Collective’s artist in residence Tricia Opstad. Show is Aug. 19–20 at 7 PM for $10. Get tickets at ddcmontana.com. 121 W. Main St. Call 541-7240. Who wants to learn about non-game wildlife species diversity in the Fish Creek drainage at Big Pine Fishing Access Site as told by biologist Kristi Dubois? You do. 7 PM. Take I-90 west to exit 66 then south to Fish Creek Rd. So free. Call 722-1553. That’s No Way to Treat a Lady! Don’t miss the regional premiere of this musical comedy thriller, Aug. 9–21 at the Whitefish Performance Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Shows start nightly at 8 PM, with 6 PM shows on Sun. Tickets are $37–18. Visit alpinetheatreproject.org. Geeks and their kind are cool now. See the Stumptown Players present Larry Shues’ The Nerd at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave in Whitefish. Show runs Aug. 11–13 and Aug. 16–21 at 8 PM. Tickets are $18 and available at 871-6447 or by emailingstumptownplayers @gmail.com.

I thought about it for a second and decided any joke I come up with for Needtobreathe playing 8 PM at the Wilma would be completely stupid, so there’s no joke. Tickets are $20 and available at Rockin Rudy’s, by calling 1-877-4FLY-TIX and online at TicketFly.com. In case you haven’t already, now’s your chance to discover more about Montana’s beautiful night sky at Salmon Lake State Park, where Mike Hawkaluk will teach you things about stars and planets with telescopes, starting 8 PM, 5 miles south of Seeley Lake just off Hwy 83. Free. Kris Moon and DJ Monte Carlo guarantee to keep you dancing to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bass-heavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. Swig drinks while listening to oldschool rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Takeover!, which features “drinkin’ music” DJ’d by the Dead Hipster DJs starting at 9 PM at the Central Bar & Grill, 143 W. Broadway St. Includes drink specials and photos with Abi Halland. Free. The raw, explosive talent of Total Fest X rounds out its last night at the Palace/Badlander complex, with music by Thrones, Helms Alee, The Trashies, The Blind Shake, Hammerhead and others, starting at 9 PM. $20 for the night or $50 for the whole weekend. Get advance tickets at Ear Candy and visit wantagetotalfest.blogspot.com for details. (See Soundcheck in this issue.) Get out of Missoula for a second at the Lumberjack Saloon for a free night of music and dancing, this week with Blue Collar. Show starts at 9 PM, and there are cabins for rent and a shuttle bus available. Call 273-6264. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advan-

tage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 7288799. No actual fire required for the Top Hat’s evening of Campfire Music, with Nate Beihl, Javier Ryan and other performers TBA. 10 PM. Free.

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Locavores unite at the Target Range Community Farmers’ Market, which features a plethora of local foods and assorted goods and runs from 10 AM–1 PM every Sun. until Oct. 9 at the parking lot of Target Range School, 4095 South Ave. W. Free. Call Peggie at 728-5302. Here’s yet another opportunity to peruse and purchase local crafts and hear local beats at the Carousel Sunday Market and Festival, which runs from 11 AM–3 PM this and every Sun. until Oct. 16 at the New Park parking lot, between A Carousel for Missoula and the Caras Park Pavilion. This week’s music is by Leonardo Munoz, Stephane Gariepy and Claude Pineault, with kid’s activities by The Clay Studio.. Visit carrousel.com/carousel-sundaymarket-and-fes. At Paddle Days, sponsored by The Wild Mare and The Trailhead from noon to 5 PM at Lake Como picnic area, many paddle-related sports will commence, plus a barbecue with brats and summer salad.

nightlife Throw your hands up for P-Burg at the Philipsburg Summer Concert, featuring The Mission Mountain Wood Band, Dublin Gultch, Big Sky Mud Flaps and the Dillon Jr. Fiddlers, starting at 10 AM. $30 at door/$25 advance. Go to PhilipsburgRotary.org. (See Agenda in this issue.) That’s No Way to Treat a Lady! Don’t miss the regional premiere of this musical comedy thriller, Aug. 9–21 at the Whitefish Performance Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Shows start nightly at 8 PM, with 6 PM shows on Sun. Tickets are $37–18. Visit alpinetheatreproject.org. Check out a big band playing big tunes when The Ed Norton Big Band plays all the great jazz masters at The Missoula Winery, 6 PM for $5. 5646 W. Harrier.

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Enjoy a brew and a moving picture when The Palace hosts a movie night, which continues August’s theme, “A Match Made in Heaven” with screenings of Natural Born Killers and The Adventures of Milo and Otis, starting at 9 PM. Free. Kick off the latter hours of your day of rest when The Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night welcomes saints and


SPOTLIGHT kris kringle I know things about Sole that I don’t think he has any idea I know about. I know that once, when he was on tour sometime in the early 2000s with the burgeoning indie hiphop label Anticon Records, times were tough, and all the guys had to pile into the same hotel bed. I know that on that night, Sole caressed my brother’s back under the sheets, and my brother turned to him and said, “Dude,” and Sole replied, “I’m sorry! You’re soft, like a girl!”

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WHAT: Sole and the Skyrider Band, with Traffic Jam, Lutecakes and Wormwood WHEN: Tue., Aug. 23, at 9 PM WHERE: The Badlander HOW MUCH: Cover TBA My brother has soft skin. It’s just this genetic trait he has. He used to be roommates with Sole in Oakland as far back as 1998, when hip hop was alive and well. (It still is, of course. Rappers have been rapping about how dead it isn’t since I’ve been listening, and I hope will continue to be.) I’ve seen Sole in concert at least three times, at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor and at some kid’s loft in Detroit, back when I was just a dopey little sister, had dreadlocks, and like any self-respecting teen with awesome taste and cool siblings, loved backpack rap.

sinners alike. This week features The Front Street River Group and $4 martinis as always, plus DJ Mermaid spinning between sets, beginning around 9:30 PM. Free.

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Everything about this gig suggests tranquil serenity. Join the fine people at Red Willow Learning Center for an Introduction to Balanced View, a system of instruction, lifestyle and global human culture committed to an evolutionary shift to Open intelligence, 6:30–7:30 PM, 825 W. Kent. balancedview.org. Try to contribute $5–20. Pizza and trivia go together like two things that don’t necessarily but could at Front Street Trivia Night, this and every Mon., 7 PM at

I’m saying it’s an honor to write about Sole today, and I’m proud of how good his new album is, as though listening hard enough all of those years made me partly responsible for his success. The album is about staying alive in an industry that wants red-headed vegan rappers dead, among other things. Their sound has evolved from the days of crappy, basement-style recordings. The new album, Hello Cruel World has a sexy finish on it. At times, it sounds like straight-up commercial rap music. I think there’s even an Auto-tune on Sole’s voice. Is this a joke? I think it’s a joke. At one point, he does that Eminem thing where he breaks it down and sings to us a little. Guests artists like Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis and other notable legends you may have heard of show up on tracks. I bet at some point Sole was like, “We should try to get Jay Z,” and Sage said, “If Jay-Z shows up, I’m walking,” and Sole said, “Okay. You’re right. You’re a much bigger draw than Jay-Z.” I bet that happened.

Mackenzie River Pizza, 137 W. Front St. Free. Award-winning Bozeman jazz band super heroes TumbleDown House are playing 7–10 PM at Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Have a drink and take a load off in the company of your fellow laborers during the Badlander’s Service Industry Night, which runs this and every Mon. and includes drink specials for service industry workers starting at 9 PM. Free. Also, if you have an iPod, bring it in and they’ll play it. Free. See if you can become a star under the spotlight at Sean Kelly’s open mic night, hosted by Mike Avery every Mon. at 9 PM. Free. Call 5421471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign-up. Kick off your week with a drink, free pool and a rotating cast of electronic DJs and styles for your booty during Milkcrate Mondays with the Milkcrate Mechanic and Friends, 9 PM at the Palace. $6 pitchers of PBR, yo. Free.

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Bring your artist materials and head over to The Conrad Museum in Kalispell for the Paint the Mansion Art Competition, 10 AM–4 PM. Paint well, lest you be judged. Get the details at conradmansion.com or call 755-2166. 330 Woodland Ave. Free. For anyone who is facing illness or loss, Living Art of Montana is offering a 4-week class, Hand Build Clay Objects In Support of Your Healing, beginning Aug. 9, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Register by Aug. 4 by calling 549-5329 or email ysteinprograms@livingartmontana.org. No charge, donations encouraged. 725 W. Alder, Ste. #17.

nightlife Drown out your cares at the Holiday Inn Downtown during Jazz Martini Night, which features live jazz on the

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patio and $2 off all their fabulous martinis, 200 S. Pattee. Free.

ongoing concert series on Thursdays from 5:30–8:30 PM. Free.

Enjoy a local brew and support a local organization during the Kettlehouse Northside Tap Room’s Community U-NITE Pint Nights, which occur this and every Wed. from 5–8 PM at the tap room, 313 N. First St. W. A portion of the proceeds from each pint sold goes to a different organization each week. This week’s beneficiary is the Missoula Area Secular Society. Free.

Become comfortably numb when Pink Floyd tribute band Pinky and the Floyd play a free show at the Bitter Root Brewery, 6 PM. Visit bitterrootbrewing.com. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson begins with sign ups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free.

Get your locally grown, nutritious and affordable produce this and every week at the Tuesday Evening Farmers’ Markets all through July and Aug. at Circle Square at the north end of Higgins, 5:30–7 PM, free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. Ready? In what children’s game do players toss a small object into numbered squares then skip through the spaces to retrieve the object? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) See the Josh Farmer Band and friends rock out with jazz, pop, piano and fists at a No Keystone XL Fundraiser taking action against big oil, 8 PM at the Top Hat. Free with donations encouraged. Do it. All royalty gets irie during Royal Reggae Night, which features free pool plus reggae, dancehall and hip hop remixes spun by an array of DJs starting at 9 PM at the Palace. This week features DJs Supa J, General Smiley and Green. Free. See a vegan rapper who looks and acts like Kris Kringle when Sole and the Skyrider Band plays electronic hip hop at the Badlander. Traffic Jam, Lutecakes and Wormwood open, 9 PM. Cover TBA. (See Spotlight in this issue.)

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Your weekly lunch date with almost everyone comes at 11 AM at Caras Park during Out to Lunch, which features food vendors, kids’ activities and music this week by House of Quist. Call 543-4238 or visit missouladowntown.com. Free.

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Seeing clearly for the first time. Brooklyn’s Shellshag brings the punk to Total Fest Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Badlander/Palace complex with 15 other bands. $20 for the night/$50 all-festival pass. Totalfest.org.

Country bumpkin needs will be met at the Jocko Valley Farmer’s Market this and every Wed. through Oct. 5th from 4–7 PM, located on Hwy 93 in downtown Arlee and now accepting SNAP, credit and debit cards. This week, The Arlee High School boys basketball team will be serving Indian Tacos to benefit their team. Call 726-5550.

nightlife Beer is the best way to show you care at the Ravenwood Summer Send-Off Fundraiser at the Tamarack Brewing Company in Lakeside. From 5–9 PM indulge in live music, kids’ activities and more, with 75 cents from every pint sold going to support Ravenwood programs. 101 Blacktail Rd. Visit ravenwoodolc.org. Trivia Answer: Hopscotch, you fool. See a bunch of poets and writers who I personally think are awesome perform a public reading when Montana Public Radio partners with the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center to present “peace” poetry and prose. Kevin Canty, Sheryl Noethe and David Moore are among the readers, 7 PM in the Fireside Room of the University Congregational Church in Missoula, 405 University Ave. Free. (See Scope in this issue.) Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays and Ladies’ Night at Harry

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David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, where drink specials mix with music by The Tallest DJ in America every Wed. starting at 9 PM at the bar. 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.

Put on your trance pants and get groggy when the Palace hosts Progressive, a night of progressive house music and trance spun by local DJs starting at 9 PM, this week with DJ Mike Stolin vs. Vyces, Jay Boogie, DJ Chunkiye and Dre. Free with 25 cent pint beers which go up 25 cents every half hour.

Things have changed and so can you! Check out Dead Hipster Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com.

Like diamonds, dreadlocks are forever. See Taj Weeks play dub, reggae and roots at the Top Hat, 9 PM. $5.

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The streets of downtown Kalispell are hopping this and every week this summer for Thursday Fest, with food, beverage, and tunes at Third St. E. between Main St. and First Ave. E. from 5–7:30 PM. This week catch Andre Floyd. Call 253-6923. Full Grown Men promises to rock so hard at Downtown ToNight, as part of Caras Park’s

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It’s night of the living no longer dead at the Badlander for their brand-new Thursday night dance party, Prehab, with sets of hip hop and electronic music from local DJs Vyces, Kris Moon and James Two, plus $1 wells and $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight, begining at 9 PM. $2.

It’s going to be a weird night when The Potcheen play celtic punk and The Skurfs attempt surf punk, 10 PM at the Top Hat. $3. Oh my God, calendar fans, I went crazy and made a twitter page for 8 Days a Week. It’s pretty much the most exciting thing that’s ever happ e n e d . F i n d m e a t t w i t te r. c o m / # ! / 8DaysMissoula. Twitter is a magical, informal place to talk to me about how my opinions suck and my listings aren’t funny. Tell everyone. For those of you (most of you) not on twitter, traditional avenues still apply. Please send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Aug. 19, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternatively, snail mail your events to Molly Llama c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax 543-4367. You can submit things online in the arts section of our website. Scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says, “submit an event.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH T he PEAS Farm in Missoula invites you to eat, drink and dance under a summer moon at their Farm Party, Thu., Aug. 18 starting at 5:30 PM. Maybe you’re new in town, or you’ve been in Missoula forever and you just haven’t been extended a formal invitation. This is your big chance. The summer is slowly slipping through our fingers. Imagine it. Hanging out with vegetables grown out of love is a supernatural experience, or a reverent but non-supernatural experience, depending on how you feel. The party will feature live music by Shane Clouse and the Stomping Ground, and Mudslide Charley will kick

things off with the gutbucket blues they’ve come to be famous for. Grown ups get in for $17 and kids get in for $7. They’ll give you $2 off if you walk, bike, or bus to the party. Do you like to eat local produce, burgers and organic, locally produced beer and wine? I hate those things, too. I was just trying to see if you were into them. The PEAS Farm is having an awesome farm party this Thu., Aug. 18 starting at 5:30 PM, with locally grown food, wine and music by Shane Clause and the Stomping Ground and Mudslide Charley. $17 adults/$7 kids. Visit gardencityharvest.org or call 523-3663.

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Don’t even bother trying to control yourself, because Wild Theater Thursdays are back at the Roxy Theater, which features a different award-winning wildlife film every Thu. at 10:30 AM, now through Aug. 18. Tickets ar $3. See wildlifefilms.org/ showing.html.

Blaze a trail during the Madison River Run in Ennis, which features the chance for participants to hit up a 5k or 10k walk/run on varied terrain. Warm up with details at ennischamber.com.

We can all agree that nature is amazing and insects rule. Let your 7–12-year-old learn about bugs and how to immortalize them in art at Bugs, Big, Bad and Beautiful with Jennifer Ogden, Aug. 15–18 from 1–3 PM. $45/$50 at Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Call 728-0447. The PEAS Farm is having an awesome farm party, with locally grown food, wine and music by Shane Clause and the Stomping Ground and Mudslide Charley, beginning at 5:30 PM. $17 adults/$7 kids. Get $2 off if you walk, bike or bus to the par ty. Visit gardencityharvest.org or call 523-3663.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19 Drink fine Belgian beer, see some film clips, and benefit the Bike/Walk alliance for Missoula at Clips of Faith, 7:30 PM in Caras Park. 3 oz. beer samples are $1.25, 12 oz. beers are $5. Visit clipsoffaith.com and bikewalkmissoula.org. Recycling by mudproject.org. In the last of the Women in Montana History series, Beavertail Hill State Park presents work from an early Montana photographer, Evelyn Cameron, starting at 8 PM, off exit 130 on I-90. Free. Liven things up in your love life, or just take comfort in watching the cosmos during public observing night at the Blue Mountain Observatory beginning around 9:45 PM. Free. Call 243-5179 before you go and get directions by clicking over to physics.umt.edu/bluemountain.

Indulge your kid’s penchant for plants and bugs when the Daly Mansion hosts Kids in the Garden, 10 AM–3 PM at 251 Eastside Hwy in Hamilton. Bring a food item to donate if you want and call 546-8066. The Big Hole National Battlefield Summer Speaker Series continues this week with speaker Vivian Wilson, who will discuss the evolution of the Nez Perce home, Aug. 20 talk at noon and 3 PM and Aug. 21 at Noon. 16542 Hwy 43 W. in Wisdom. Call 689-3155. Who wants to learn about non-game wildlife species diversity in the Fish Creek drainage at Big Pine Fishing Access Site as told by biologist Kristi Dubois? You do. 7 PM. Take I-90 west to exit 66 then south to Fish Creek Rd. So free. Call 722-1553. In case you haven’t yet already, now’s your chance to discover more about Montana’s beautiful night sky at Salmon Lake State Park, where Mike Hawkaluk will teach you things about stars and planets with telescopes, starting 8 PM, 5 miles south of Seeley Lake just off Hwy 83. Free.

SUNDAY AUGUST 21 At Paddle Days, sponsored by The Wild Mare and The Trailhead from Noon to 5 PM at Lake Como picnic area, many paddle-related sports will commence, plus a barbecue with brats and summer salad. calendar@missoulanews.com

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Love what you’ve got Poet laureate Sheryl Noethe finds words to live by by Erika Fredrickson

There was a year or so in the late 1990s when Sheryl Noethe ceased writing poetry. She’d already published her first poetry book, The Descent of Heaven Over the Lake, in 1984. But as writing poetry often goes, it was a struggle to cultivate a presence in literary circles. And it didn’t help her confidence, Noethe admits, that some writers getting recognition seemed less than gracious. “There was a woman I had known for a long, long time whom I found to be cruel, and whom I was a little afraid of,” says Noethe, who is too kind to name names. “She became very celebrated—very famous. She won every prize. She was on every radio show. She was in every column. And I thought, ‘How can someone who doesn’t seem to really like other people achieve this fame and notoriety? It’s not fair!’ And so I had kind of a break with my faith.” One day, while taking a walk around Minneapolis Lake Harriet, Noethe confided in her mother about why she quit writing. She recalls her mother saying, “You can’t expect the world to follow your dictates or your morality. You can’t let yourself become bitter or let someone’s fame—deserved or not—destroy you.” It took some time, but in the end Noethe found her way back to writing and has since published two more collections. The 2000 book The Ghost Openings riffs on quantum physics, childhood suffering, constellations and love. It won the William Stafford prize for poetry as well as the

Pacific Northwestern Booksellers Award. Her most recent, the 2009 collection As Is, boasts a cover blurb from Martin Sheen, part of which says, “Thank you for showing all your dangerous edges with such great language and confidence.” Noethe talks about her brief break with poetry in the humbled way people do when they’ve learned a good life lesson. Fittingly enough, she wrote a poem about the experience not long after she started writing again, and it ended up in As Is. That poem, “At the Party with Writers,” imagines a group of Missoula writers who, while drinking together at a party, notice a green planet suddenly appearing in the night sky. Above our heads the new planet turns into an agent of sparkling peridot I gave up writing to be famous, murmurs the sultry essayist, now I write for the one person whose life I will change. I describe for her my two-year spiritual crisis. She reaches from the darkness to touch my hair. I switch from wine to Jack Daniels and begin shaking hands and kissing all around. A sad weight has dropped from my heart.

“Once you realize the size of the world and how monumental everything is, your own little nitpicking things are silly and a waste of energy and imagination,” Noethe says.

“So this sultry essayist reached out in the dark to me and I felt it all coming back.” (The sultry essayist who helps her, as it turns out, is Noethe’s friend, the writer and UM professor Debra Earling.) Noethe has won other prizes—the Hugo Prize and the McKnight Prize in Literature—but her most recent accolade is being named Montana’s new poet laureate. She follows the previous poet laureate, Henry Real Bird. “Not every state has a poet laureate,” she says. “I’m so thrilled to live in a state that does honor poetry. It’s just such a grand gesture.” One of Noethe’s biggest passions has been the Missoula Writing Collaborative, a successful poetry-in-theschools program that she helped found in 1994. It started with pilot programs and now it’s part of every fourth-grade classroom in the Missoula district, and has expanded to Arlee, Stevensville, Ovando, Helena, Pablo and Hydaburg, Alaska. Her new role as poet laureate will be more in service to the Collaborative than anything else, mostly because she knows the impact teachers can have on students; it was Noethe’s fifth-grade teacher who told her she would become a writer. “She told me that I was going to be an author and I was going to sell books,” says Noethe. “And that rewrote my life. I know that an adult can say something to a child that will give them that kind of power.” Noethe grew up poor in Minneapolis, with snaggle teeth, bad clothes and all the emotional accessories of an abusive upbringing. Even when she fled to New York as a young adult, she ended up just scraping by— subletting rooms in the worst neighborhoods and waiting in line for hours at free clinics. “It was a grinding, difficult existence,” she says. “I never really felt safe.” She did very little writing until, 25 years ago, she fell in love with her future husband, Bob Rajala, and they settled in a house in Missoula at the base of Mount Jumbo. “You can’t create when you’re working from your survival brain,” she says. “You have to be safe to express the truth. I don’t think poetry is playing with language, or Technicolor acrobatics with sentences. I believe poetry is where you can say the things society does not give you a place to say anywhere else.” Over the years, Noethe has collected thrift-store objects—frayed silky lampshades, Buddhas, mountains of vintage dresses, altars and other weathered knick-knacks. The couple has taken in a host of rescue animals—including a one-eyed cat name Mike Tyson— who often end up in her poems. The title of her book, As Is, has two connotations. One is about love. The other refers to the tag you often see on thrift-store items. “Everything I have is from thrift stores,” says Noethe. “So I’ll find a treasure with a crack in it and it’ll say ‘as is.’ I thought that really jibed with the idea of ‘love what you’ve got.’” Sheryl Noethe reads for “peace literature and poetry” at the University Congregational Church Wednesday, August 24, at 7 PM with Kevin Canty, John Engen, Shaun Gant and many others. Free.

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It might seem strange to call a sludgy doom album delightful, but I’m gonna go ahead and say this one is. Melbourne, Australia’s Dead has created an edgy recording that could easily be a score for Coen Brothers or Quentin Tarantino films. Thundaaaaah! was released by Missoula label Wäntage USA just in time for Total Fest. (It’s a long story, but the Down Under duo has ties to label owner Josh Vanek). The titles are fantastic. Who wouldn’t love songs called “The Cat Who Breathed Colours” and “You Just Lost My Appetite”? Other titles just get to the point: “Of All the People I Hate I Hate You

The Men Leave Home Sacred Bones

What happens when a totally rocking surf band dips its chocolate bar into a noisy, fuzzy jar of mid-1990s SST peanut butter? Tough to say. I wouldn’t put it in my mouth. I would, however, happily put it in my ears. Those familiar with The Men may find comparing them to a surf band farcical. It’s not. The twang is there, buried under a sea of Big Muff bass buzz and spectral vocals. One can also compare The Men to so

The Underground Railroad to Candyland Knows Your Sins Recess Records

A few years back I caught an Underground Railroad to Candyland show in San Diego, not too far from the band’s native San Pedro. I was in a bit of a mid-tour haze and most bands we’d played with failed to leave a lasting impression. URTC main man and Recess Records honcho Todd Congelliere had been kind enough to get us on a packed bill and we spent the early evening asking every dude that wandered in, “Are you Todd?” That question became a running inside joke on every subsequent tour, mostly because after meeting him and seeing the

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If only Omotai governed the country, we’d actually get something done around here. The Houston metal band shreds with the efficiency of a jungle machete, plus the precision of a Shaolin master. They kick out power chords like it’s just a matter of breathing. And when all three of the members yell together in their echoey, Viking sort of way, I’m compelled to take their word as fact. This band is really about getting down to business. The Peace Through Fear EP is a glorious, driving

More” showcases dark vocals that evoke, not surprisingly, a little hate. “Prick Rodeo” is nine minutes of galloping around, kind of like a rodeo, but maybe one located in Dante’s inferno. It’d be great for scoring a wild chase through the desert. When the last half of the song slows down it’s heavy as heat stroke, with the slo-mo grogginess you get waking from a deep sleep. Finally, “Wherever You Go We Will Catch You” feels like a mutated waltz, and when the creepy whistling starts it really does seem like you’re being chased down by psychopaths screaming at you. Or is that you screaming? (Erika Fredrickson) many loud, craftily melodic bands: Dinosaur Jr., Big Black, Fudge Tunnel, Hammerhead, Shellac. Normally, it is an absolute burn to say a band sounds like everyone else within its genre. It implies that they lack identity or singularity. Yet The Men appear to have studied the aforementioned groups, learned the tics and tricks, and created their own amalgam of intense, feedback-laden, distorted conflagration. The contrast between the drawn-out, leaden pyschedelia of “If You Leave…,” the instant bombast of “Lotus” and the Stooges-esque “Bataille” illustrate The Men’s ability to create an array of ear-scouring music for all types of destructive behavior. The closer, “Night Landing,” is killer Kraut rock resplendent with the energy and efficiency of good German sex. ( Jason McMackin)

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Led Zeppelin had Bonham’s bass drum. The Carter Family had those unmatchable Appalachian harmonies. Devo, hats. Great hats. No doubt the best hats in all of rockdom. 10yoGF (10-Year-Old Girlfriend) has a foul drink called the “Crass Monkey.” It’s an alcoholic concoction that is a bit sweet, a little sour, quite crass, and a good time, much like the band itself. It’s no surprise that lead vocalist and keyboard player Hana Montana—not to be confused with Disney’s Hannah Montana®, average teen by day, pop star by night—says that most everything that’s funny or clever about the band has been conceived while wasted. Of course that is something one would expect to hear from loud cock rockers or weed rappers, but 10yoGF’s sound is much more akin to the “good times and great oldies” sounds of yesteryear, reminiscent of mid-’60s girl groups and The B-52s with a pinch of The

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In the parlance of professional wrestling, 10yoGF lives their gimmick. This is no put-on. Montana is aware of the professional and personal perils that come with all the shenanigans. She says, “I feel bad because every time I talk about 10yoGF I’m like ‘I was drunk and then I was high. Then we drank all that cough syrup and hung out in the dumpster with the medical waste…’” No worries, the band isn’t always on a bender or a toot. Sometimes they are touring Missoula (Top Hat, house show, The Palace, BSMT). Probably on a toot. Now about that Crass Monkey, which according to bassist Isaiah Laura is “the drinking sensation that’s sweeping the nation.” It’s a sensation that the bandmates concur tastes like Flintstones vitamins. Much like Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon movies, I am getting too old for this sort of manure, but in the interest of journalistic excellence I had to sample some of that juice. Besides, in a world where rappers have their own vodkas and tequilas, and every tour is either sponsored by Budweiser or PBR, it’s nice to see some enterprising locals create their own alcoholic definition of rock and roll. The following is the recipe as told to me by Hana Montana: 40 oz. Olde English 800 Malt Liquor 12 oz. orange juice 1 5-Hour Energy bottle 1 bottle Ten High whiskey

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Local garage rockers 10yoGF are, clockwise from left, Hana your homies, of course). Montana, Mat Côté, Isaiah Laura and Cassandra Rabe.

Slits. Tambourinist/vocalist/super-fan Cassandra Rabe has a unique way to describe the band’s sound and style: “We all bring a different positive background with a peaceful sort of combustion. It’s like the best fruitcake ever. People talk shit about fruitcake all the time, but when it’s done well and everything is right you can’t talk shit about fruitcake anymore.” Perhaps, but drummer Mat Côté who, notably, has never tried fruitcake, has a simpler description of their sound: “fancy brat punk.” Montana’s jukebox selections at the VFW prior to the interview may best illustrate 10yoGF’s sound and influences: The Supremes “Love Child,” The Statler Brothers “Flowers On the Wall,” and Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight.” Old people music. Early on, 10yoGF operated as a duo that took on the persona of a 10-year-old runaway. Montana, along with former member Eila Tron, decided to “make up stupid songs about a 10-year-old getting drunk and hurting boys.” Cough syrup and other medicinal and alcoholic delights were often the impetus for creativity. But for Tron nothing was more inspiring than garbage. Montana recounts, “We were playing by a dumpster full of medical waste. We said, ‘Let’s save all our beer cans and cover ourselves in them while we drink cough syrup.’” And so they did that—that and other things, which are none of your business. But the original lineup was short-lived, and as Montana says, “Eila, being a transient, transiated somewhere else.”

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2. Add some orange juice, leaving room for the 5-Hour Energy. 3. Add 5-Hour Energy to the bottle of O.E. Swirl with care. 4. Fill a pint glass two-thirds full with the 40-ouncer. 5. Fill a shot glass with Ten High. 6. Drop shot glass into pint glass “boilermaker style” and slam it all down. 7. Wake up in the morning with a wicked case of the guilties, a deflated sense of self, and your wallet in the refrigerator.

The current line-up is also the final line-up. The band will play two more shows (Total Fest Aug. 19 and with Japanther Aug. 27, both at The Badlander/Palace complex), release a cassette tape called High, Wild, and Free, and call it quits once Côté moves from Missoula to Oakland (purportedly to play folk music). “This is my favorite incarnation of 10yoGF,” Montana says. “Cassandra and I sing real well together; Isaiah is heavy, experimental, and ‘garagey’ enough that he fits my preconceived sensibilities; Mat Côté is an angel and can do no wrong.” Adds Laura, “The best thing about this band is that there is no future.” 10yoGF plays Total Fest Friday, August 19, at the Badlander/Palace with 14 other bands. $20. arts@missoulnews.com


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Working on a film with Werner Herzog must involve equal parts patience, eye rolling and awe. I’d liken it to spending the day with a favorite grandparent as they tell stories you’ve heard dozens of times, but which they tell with such detail and earnestness that you can’t help but be impressed. Bonus points if your grandparent speaks methodically with a creepy German accent like Herzog’s.

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Here’s a man who somehow convinced the French minister of culture to allow him and a crew of three to film inside what is perhaps the most important and protected cave in the world. It’s an ancient but fragile art museum of sorts that’s home to the oldest known human paintings. But the eccentric 69-year-old filmmaker pretty much guarantees some odd and awkward moments, as when he melodramatically asks everyone (including a team of scientists) for “silence please … we’re going to listen to the cave, and perhaps we can hear our own heartbeats.” The film also includes one of the strangest epilogues in documentary history, involving a nuclear power plant, albino alligators and Herzog waxing philosophical about humanity. But we’ll get back to that later. For now let’s toss aside directorial eccentricities and focus on what makes Cave of Forgotten Dreams such a pleasure, because that list is long. Chauvet Cave, located in a remote valley in southern France, has to be considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the last 25 years, if not longer. And you’ve probably never heard of it. The cave was sealed off by a landslide more than 20,000 years ago, preserving a grand Paleolithic cave-painting site the likes of which exists nowhere else on Earth. It was discovered in 1994 by three explorers. Inside the 1,300-foot-long cave are hundreds of paintings that date back 32,000 years—twice as old as any previously discovered cave art. The entrance was quickly pad-

locked, and the surrounding trails are patrolled by two guards. Not surprisingly, the unprecedented access afforded to Herzog and his team comes with a few strings, and part of the fun here is watching them work under such constraints. So small is the crew that Herzog handles much of the lighting equipment himself. The filmmakers aren’t permitted to touch anything or to leave the two-foot-wide walkway that winds through the cave. Because of toxic gases, they are limited to four hours of filming per day over a two-week span. Somehow, Herzog was able to rig up 3D cameras for the production, though sadly the Wilma is not 3D, friendly. This is a shame because Cave of Forgotten Dreams is probably the first film since Avatar that deserves an additional dimension. The paintings are the stars here, and they are magnificent. So crisp and clear are the renderings that scientists initially wondered if they were forgeries—at least until they discovered the millenniaold crystals growing over them. Amazingly precise and vivid depictions of just about every large post-Ice Age mammal are present here, including horses, bison, lions, antelope and even rhinos. Some of the paintings are drawn over the scratch marks of the now-extinct cave bear, an animal whose bones and footprints are also present in the cave. Perhaps most incredibly, as Herzog discovers through interviews with archeologists, some of the paintings were drawn 5,000 years after the first humans took to the walls with charcoal. Chauvet Cave was a popular art studio. Herzog gets downright silly at the end with his postscript. It’s a shame no one had the balls to tell the cinematic professor eminence that it’s not a good idea to imply that a bunch of albino crocodiles living in “radioactive water” near a French nuclear power plant is a metaphor for our species—especially when it turns out they’re actually imported alligators from Florida and the water is fine. No matter. Give Herzog credit for letting the drawings tell the story. Yes, there are obvious, scriptedly moments like the beating-hearts scene where Herzog can’t help himself, but generally the focus remains where it should be, and long periods of silence allow us to slowly acclimate to a mesmerizing and mysterious environment. When the director remarks, “These are the images of long-forgotten dreams,” I can’t help but agree. There is nothing else on earth like them. Cave of Forgotten Dreams continues at the Wilma.

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bank, lest he be blown up. As a former pizza delivery driver, I anticipate this being the best film ever made. Danny McBride and Nick Swardson also star. Carmike 10: 1:05, 4:35, 7:10 and 9:20. Village 6: 1, 3:15, 5:25, 7:45 and 10. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 9:40, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN Conan the Barbarian continues to be mad about savages murdering his father and slaughtering the people of his village, and so he’s off on a big-muscled rampage of revenge across the continent of Hyboria. I’m hyboria just talking about it! Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan are coming at you in 3D. Carmike 10: 1 and 4. in 2D: 7 and 9:45. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:50, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE Like How Stella Got her Groove Back, but with Steve Carrell, this comedy explores what it is to be a man looking to charm a woman in these weird, difficult times of demasculinization, or something. Ryan Gossling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone also star. The Oxford comma makes a rare cameo, also. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:05, 4:05 and 7:05.

ONE DAY The plot of this romantic comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is too hard to understand. In short, Emma and Dexter are in love but there are different dimensions and obstacles. Their English accents co-star. Carmike 10: 1:30, 4:20, 7:30 and 10. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1, 3:30, 7 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

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THE CHANGE-UP What would happen if two guys, one a swinging bachelor and the other a ho-hum married man somehow switched bodies and lived each other’s lives? Hilarity, that’s what. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds star. Village 6: 1:30, 4:05, 7:30 and 10. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. COWBOYS & ALIENS Plastic hasn’t even been invented yet and already aliens are invading the Old West. It’s always something! Will Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig triumph? John Favreau directs. Carmike 10: 1:20, 4:25, 7:15 and 9:50. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. Matinees at 3 and no Sun. show at 9:10. Stadium 14: 12:55, 3:55, 6:55 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat shows at midnight.

FRIGHT NIGHT Fright Night is a 3D remake of popular sentiments combined with a vampire movie that every teen will love without question no matter what because of vampires. Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant star. Village 6: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10. in 2-D: 1, 4, 7 and 9:35. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no Sun. show at 9. Entertainer in Ronan: 4, 7 and 9. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:30, 4, 7:05 and 9:25. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:15, 3:45, 7:15 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D Jessica Alba is a spy pulled out of retirement, tasked with saving the world and bonding with her stepchildren. The fourth D stands for “aromascope” somehow, a feature you probably had no idea you wanted or needed! Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Carmike 10: 7:05 and 9:15. in 2-D: 1:20 and 4:15. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no Sun. show at 9. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 2:35, 7:35 and 9:55, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. In 2-D: 12:05 and 5:05.

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS Let Werner Herzog take you on an exclusive journey through the Chauvet caves of southern France, where some of the oldest art ever created by man remains preserved for us to feast our eyes on. Herzog’s signature German accent also stars. Wilma Theatre: 9. No show on Sat.

“Perhaps it is you who are the barbarian! No. It’s still me.” Conan the Barbarian opens Friday at the Carmike 10.

BUCK This acclaimed documentary takes an in-depth look at the life and psychology of a horse trainer named Buck. Think The Horse Whisperer without Robert Redford. Wilma Theatre: 9. No show on Sat. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER What could go wrong when a scrawny young patriot, played by Chris Evans, agrees to military experiments that turn him into Captain America during World War II? Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson also star. Carmike 10: in 2D: 7:05 and 9:50. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:25, 3:25, 6:25 and 9:25, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

FINAL DESTINATION 5 Attractive teens say the darndest things and die in the most gruesome ways imaginable. I’m told the rules have changed and they’re coming at you in 3D! Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and Miles Fisher star. Carmike 10: 1:15, 4, 7:25 and 9:55. Village 6: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:35. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3, and no 9 PM show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:10, 2:25, 4:35, 7:25 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE Fans of the show will doubtless be thrilled to find all of their favorite singing high schoolers come to life on stage in the third dimension. Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele star. Carmike 10: 1:30 and 4:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:15, 2:15 and 7:15. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 Harry Potter and his friends aren’t done conquering evil yet! They’ve still got three more of The Dark Lord’s horcruxes left to destroy in a final

epic battle to round out the series. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson star. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 4:20 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. in 2D: 12:45 and 6:45. THE HELP It’s 1962 in Mississippi and Emma Stone has forged an unlikely friendship with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, social conventions be damned! Tate Taylor writes and directs. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 PM only, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3. Showboat in Polson: 4, 6:50 and 9:30. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:15, 4, 6:45 and 9:25. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20 and 9:20, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. HORRIBLE BOSSES Three friends commit the understandable mistake of thinking that if they kill their bosses, others won’t just crop up in their place and continue to make their lives miserable. Look out for hilarious antics along the way! Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston star. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 3:50 and 9:40, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES A prequel, if you will, to the epic tale of how apes came to battle us in a war for supremacy. James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Brian Cox star. Carmike 10: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:35. Village 6: 1, 4, 7 and 9:35. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no Sun. show at 9. Entertainer in Ronan: 4, 7 and 9. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:30, 4, 7 and 9:15. stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. THE SMURFS Great news, everyone. Those annoying little creatures from your childhood are coming back at you in the third dimension. You can thank Gargamel, who is still extremely uncool. Neil Patrick Harris is in it! Showboat in Polson: 4:15, 7 and 9. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12 and 5. in 2-D: 2:30, 7:30 and 10, with Fri. and Sa. shows at midnight. Capsule reviews by Molly Laich. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Aug 19. 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 10/Village 6–5417469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in H a m i l t o n – 9 61- F I L M ; S t a d i u m 14 i n Kalispell–752-7800. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.

The Kingfisher’s Weekly Fishing Report: Week of August 18th Bitterroot The upper sections of the 'root (Bell upstream) are fishing the most consistently for all day action. PMDs, smaller hoppers and rusty spinners have been tearing 'em up actually. The lower river has been more of an early and late kind of deal with midday doldrums lasting from about noon until the evening hatch gets going around 6:30 or 7. The tricos have begun to show up in numbers great enough to get the lower river fishing VERY well until mid morning, however, and as we move into cooler weather (either from cloud cover or seasonally), the lower river could quickly become an all day option. Blackfoot At two times its historical flow right now, the Blackfoot is giving up some unusually good mid August, midday fishing. It's a spruce moth and hopper extravaganza up here and a dry fly paradise! While you're not likely to have this river to yourself any time soon (the lower river is still a throw away once the late morning tuber heat is achieved), there are enough

fish for everybody that're willing to look up. Smaller Goddard caddis or elk hairs in a 12 or 14 as well as bigger royal stimis in a 10 or 12 with a deep p-tail dropper are all you need. Medium sized hoppers with dry ant droppers have also been a deadly combination for us. Fishing the "flat water diamond chop" will produce lots of fish and a few big ones too. Sewing the seams with accurate, drag-free drifts will get you LOTS more bigger fish. The evening caddis hatch is still going strong too and making for silly good topwater action until nearly dark on much more lonely waters. Clark Fork It's been generally slow going on this river with the exception of some very good evening dryfly action. Yes you can pick up some fish prospecting with hopper/dropper rigs heat of the day, and the tandem nymph set up that includes at least one soft hackle will take the occasional fish for you, but by and large, the Clark has been the most fickle of the area waters. Flows are still well above average and water temps remain good, but short of the evening rusty spinner and cad-

dis hatches, the fish have been less than enthusiastic. The tricos have begun to show up in good numbers now, so the morning fishing should get considerably better in a hurry. Look for decent streamer action from dawn until about 10 when it will shut off like a light switch. Rock Creek Spruce moths, hoppers, PMDs, caddis, yellow sallies . . .good stuff and LOTS of options! The creek is running about twice its historical average right now and fishing very well because of it. Wading is easy, the water's cold and the fish are looking up for the better part of the day. Mix up your offerings until you find something particularly attractive to the fish in the area you're working. Some sections are responding better to spruce moth patterns while smaller hoppers or attractors are getting more attention on other areas. Putting on a smaller mayfly dropper will get some extra fish for you, particularly earlier in the day, but once things warm up you should be able to effectively switch to a single dry. With the exception of the Dalles stretch, Rock

Creek has been fishing well top to bottom. If you're willing to go DEEP and overcome the water column distance, even the Dalles will fish. Missouri If the wind gets to howling today, it's going to make it even more tough to find midday risers. There has been pretty decent action on the surface midday lately with singles and smaller pods of consistent risers. When the dryfly opportunites have been marginal heat of the day, the tandem nymph rigs have been getting it done. Smaller hopppers with deeper baetis type droppers (we like beerheads) as well as Quigley and Lawson cripples in a size 14 are consistently taking risers. All the rising fish in the sun are VERY boat noise aware and give you one shot at a good drift. The evening hatch is still your best bet for easier and more consistent dryfly action. Rusty spinners and caddis are the name of the game. Tricos have begun to be a factor early on the Mo and this will intensify big time over the next week or so.

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Cinders is a rather hefty lady who definitely prefers to be an only cat, and she also seems to prefer older people to youngsters. Need a pet to help fill an "empty nest?” Cinders might be just perfect for that situation.

LUCKY

Lucky came to the Humane Society of Western Montana from Flathead County Animal Shelter. He may be 12 years old but he is still full of energy and enthusiasm! This Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd cross loves to fetch and frolic.

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CLETUS

Goofy Cletus was surrendered with his two siblings. He's 11 months old and learning more about the world each day. He was pretty scared his first day at the shelter. He quickly learned that the world is full of fun adventures and he melts and wiggles when anyone meets with him.

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SAMPSON

Handsome Sampson is a gregarious fellow! He'll give you a pep talk on dreary days that will remind you of just how important you are! He recently had a wellness checkup including blood-work and x-rays. He's feeling fit and frisky, although the vet says he should lose a little weight so he's on a special diet.

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Cute Cubby is a sweet, playful, tuxedo kitten. He loves to run and tumble with the many other kittens in the Humane Society's "kitten pod." He was found with his sister, Puddin, and would love to be adopted with a playmate!

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SHY

Hi there. My name is Shy, so it should be no surprise that I am a little timid when you first meet me. The only home I knew before AniMeals was a very stressful and unsafe situation. I am learning that life doesn’t have to be so nerve-racking. Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

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FROZEN DUDE SECTION Men’s magazines and blogs always have some article telling guys to pick up women at grocery stores. Really? I’ve actually never heard of a guy successfully asking a girl out in the vegetable section. The meat counter doesn’t seem all that conducive to romance, either. What’s the real deal on meeting women at the supermarket? —Cleanup In Aisle Two There’s all this breathless encouragement for guys to go meet women at the supermarket, as if the place is the key thing. As if a guy who always strikes out at the bar just needs to lurk in the organic lettuce section and picking up women will play out like the deer trotting up to the hunter and saying, “Hi, my name’s Tiffany, and I’ll be your dinner.” The guy most likely to score at the supermarket is one who has the mojo to score at a wake, while leaning over the embalmed dead body. Sure, if you spot some babe foraging in the probiotic dairy products, try your luck. But, as the author who calls himself “Mystery” points out in his book The Pickup Artist, the supermarket is a poor place, statistically speaking, to go to meet women. You might see one hot one there some night, but, in his words, “Why run around searching for one woman at a time when you can wait in a valley where all the animals will come to drink from the water hole?” Although Mystery tries to pick up women everywhere he goes, he finds there’s no “water hole” that compares to clubs. (In his definition of “clubs,” he includes bars, “social restaurants,” and parties.) Even if you don’t like venues like these, they’re the best training ground for a guy who needs to get game, because there are lots of women who are single and looking, and not just for fresh cilantro. Having lots of women to hit on is how you get practice, which is how you get good. (Essentially, you fail your way to success.) The high volume of women in a club also helps keep you in a more positive mindset. If one disses you, it’s just a sign to move on to the next—in an environment conducive to approaching them. There’s sexy music and lighting, and you can ask a woman to dance, buy her a drink afterward, and talk. What do you say in the supermarket, “Lemme buy you that head of cabbage”? Part of what you need to practice is having the right stuff going on in your head. Mystery talks about conveying per-

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EMPLOYMENT a plus. #9955175 Missoula Job Service 728-7060 SALES ASSOCIATE. PT for local tobacco outlet. Responsible for selling tobacco products so must meet Montana legal age requirement. Days and shifts vary, must have evening and weekend availability. $7.35/hour. #2980283 Missoula Job Service 728-7060 Subcontractor for Hughes Net installation PT-FT. Must be equipped with the following: • Mini van/mid size pickup or equivalent (traveling is involved) • Own tools • General Liability Insurance (up to $500,000) Experience is preferred. For any inquiries please call Jake @ 208-661-8187

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role of Development Assistant in our Development Department. This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter with initiative to join a fast-growing fundraising program and grow as a development professional. We seek a team player, ideally with some client-services or fundraising background (professionally or volunteer) with an enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana. See full details at www.adventurecycling.org

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SKILLED LABOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC. Underground mining operations seeking mechanic. Experienced wage is $35.00 an hour with bonus. #9955131 Missoula Job Service 728-7060 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING. Complete programs and refresher courses, rent equipment for CDL.

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CSW 1:1 PT position assisting individuals in their day-to-day living by providing choices to enhance their quality of life. Tuesday-Thursday: 10a-6p, $9.25/hr.

MDSC, a non-profit serving adult clients with severe developmental disabilities (DD), is welcoming 12 new clients from institutional to community-based living setting in Missoula. Staff needed for evening & graveyard shifts – part-time & full-time! Graveyard DSP (DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL) shifts earn $150 sign-on bonus $75 paid in 3 months and $75 paid after 6 months. No exp. required for DSP positions. Also seeking RELIEF STAFF offering more flexibility, but requiring ability to work any shift around your availability to fill in for other staff. Full time RESIDENTIAL ASST. MGR. openings working evenings/weekends in group homes providing care and daily interactive activities as well as maintain household needs. Prefer some DD experience for this position.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Time magazine asked Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough why he started writing a biography of Pablo Picasso but never finished it. McCullough said it was because the famous artist turned out to be boring. He attracted a steady flow of new lovers, and he made hundreds of paintings, but he didn’t actually live an interesting life. I’m urging you to be the anti-Picasso in the coming weeks, Aries. Put the emphasis on the quality of your adventures more than on what you produce. Regard your life as your most important work of art. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Let’s celebrate the first time you cried naked in someone else’s bed,” is a message on an e-card I found at Someecards.com. You might want to send that proposal to yourself, Taurus. It’s an excellent time to commemorate the rousing catharses of the past. You may find that revisiting the breakthrough epiphanies of yesteryear will help put you in the right frame of mind (and heart) to conjure up a fresh batch. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Why is it so hard for Westerners of the last two centuries to feel the intimate presence of the divine intelligences? Every other culture in the history of the world has had a more vital connection with the realm of spirit. According to poet Gary Snyder, California’s Yana Indians explained it this way: The gods have retreated to the volcanic recesses of Mt. Lassen, passing the time playing gambling games with magic sticks. They’re simply waiting for such a time when human beings will “reform themselves and become ‘real people’ that spirits might want to associate with once again.” Here’s why I’m bringing this up, Gemini: I think that right now is a special time in your life when you have the power to become a “real person” with whom the spirits will want to have closer communion.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): I strongly advise you against purchasing and reading what some observers have called “the saddest book in the universe.” It’s a recipe book by Sonia Allison called Microwave for One (bit.ly/SadBook). No matter how inclined you might be to opt for excessive self-sufficiency right now, no matter how peeved you are at the human race for being so clumsy and ignorant, I believe you must keep trying to reach out and touch those who are touchable, even if they’re barely so. You need what people have to offer you, even if it’s sloppy, wimpy, or kooky.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Science writer K.C. Cole asks this question: “How would you hold 100 tons of water in thin air with no visible means of support?” Here’s her answer: “Build a cloud.” What you have before you right now, Leo, is a comparable scenario. Your assignment is to materialize a phenomenon that from a certain viewpoint may appear to be laughably impossible. And yet, with the proper attitude on your part and nature’s help, the project at hand is eminently achievable. It won’t necessarily be fast and easy, mind you—but you wouldn’t want it to be, because then it wouldn’t be able to teach you all the precious wisdom it has to impart.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Dear Astrology Guy: Thank you kindly for your assistance. One of your horoscopes gave me a kick in the butt that propelled me free of a trap I had stupidly agreed to stay stuck in. At the same time, I also have to tell you to go to hell, because no one, including me, likes hearing the awful, embarrassing truth. As much healing as your words helped bring me, they also stung my pride. Love and hate, Virgo.” Dear Virgo: You’re welcome and I’m sorry. It’s good to hear you’re able to appreciate the gifts of paradox. Let’s hope that will keep you creatively humble as you slip into an expansive building phase when your ego may be understandably prone to a bit of inflation.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Newsweek reported a fact that few Westerners know about: Nigeria is accustomed to major oil spills. Every year since the 1960s, the Niger Delta has been slammed with a spill as extensive as the Exxon Valdez, which was the second biggest oil catastrophe in U.S. history. “Large purple slicks cover once fertile fields,” said Newsweek, “and rivers are clogged with oil leaked decades ago.” My purpose in bringing this to your attention is not to depress you, Libra, but rather to inspire you. In the coming weeks, I hope you will make it your passion to uncover injustices you’ve been unaware of, including those close to home. I think you’ll be amazed at how much this buoys your spirits. P.S.: You’ll get extra credit if you actually take action to address the unfairness.



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the song “Fantasy World,” the lead singer of the band Pissed Jeans imagines himself in his happy place. “It’s Friday night and Saturday morning in my fantasy world / Sitting near piles of clothes and drinking a soda / with a slice of pizza in my fantasy world.” He’s not describing some unrealistic paradise where he can fly like an eagle and seduce anyone he wants and find gold bars under his pillow in the morning. Rather, he’s content with the simple, familiar pleasures. I urge you to follow his lead as you imagine and create your own fantasy world this week. Love what you’ve got.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The highest unclimbed mountain in the world is Gangkhar Puensum, an almost 25,000-foot-tall beauty in Bhutan. It will remain free of human influence indefinitely, as local authorities are keen on preventing the environmental degradation that has occurred on popular peaks like Mt. Everest, where climbers have left lots of trash. What’s the equivalent in your sphere, Sagittarius? The most prominent unconquered prize? The Grail that still remains elusive? The virgin treasure your quest has not yet won? According to my analysis, you now have the potential to make tangible progress toward that goal. Unlike the case with Gangkhar Puensum, there are no rules or laws preventing you.



CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Mommy, are scientists real?” the boy asked his mother. “Yes, son, they are,” she replied. “Do they make stuff that is dangerous?” continued the boy. “Sometimes they do,” said the mom. “Then I want to be one when I grow up,” concluded the boy. In the coming weeks, Capricorn, I see you as being like the boy. You’ll be in the mood to brainstorm about what you might like to evolve into, and your fantasies will tend to move in the direction of what’s most adventurous and exciting. I urge you to fully indulge in those flights of fancy. It’s time to dream really big and really free.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “I got expelled from college for cheating during my metaphysics final,” joked Woody Allen. “I got caught looking into the soul of the guy next to me.” Even if you’re not taking a big test for a metaphysics class, Aquarius, I urge you to do a lot of what Allen claimed he did: Gaze into the souls of those around you. It’s an excellent time, astrologically speaking, for you to escape the enclosed container of your own inner world and survey the raw truths and deep feelings that other people hold dear.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine,” said pioneering geneticist J.B.S. Haldane. I share that view, and I think it’s good to keep in mind whenever we’re tempted to rearrange our lives in accordance with the visions of those who predict the future, whether they be New Age prophets, indigenous elders, scientific experts, or political pundits. Nobody knows much of anything about how it’s all going to unfold! The future is not set in stone, but is totally up for grabs. The sooner you make that an everyday reminder, the more aggressive you’ll become about creating the life you want. Now is an excellent time to get the hang of it. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA COMPETETIVE SEALED PROPOSALS (CSP) TO DESIGN, PROCURE AND INSTALLA PICNIC PAVILION & CONCRETE PAD IN MALONEY RANCH PARK The City of Missoula (City) is requesting proposals to design, provide and install a picnic pavilion & associated concrete floor system in Maloney Ranch Park, City project No. PR 11-08 MRP. The City will select one Respondent for the Project as outlined in the Competitive Seal Proposal (CSP) request to perform the described work. This project consists of the structure design, procurement or fabrication and installation of the pavilion and its floor system at an established park, Maloney Ranch Park in Missoula, Montana. Work is to include the structure’s design, generally meeting the concept as represented by the existing shelter in Playfair Park in Missoula Montana; provision of the pavilion, whether by local fabrication or by purchase through a supplier; and the installation of the pavilion including the associated concrete floor system. All required elements are fully detailed in the CSP request. The funding source for this project is through a Park Development SID and contribution by the Maloney Ranch Neighborhood HOA. Copies of the detailed Competitive Sealed Proposal request, including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the required minimum content of the responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, may be viewed on the city’s website: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids and obtained at the Parks & Recreation Office during normal business hours at 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula MT, 59801, starting August 11, 2011. CSP Packets must be picked up in person and signed for to establish a plan holder’s list and further expedite the availability of information and options amongst respondents. For more information, contact Alan White, Parks & Recreation at (406)552.6261, or emailing awhite@ci.missoula.mt.us. Sealed proposals must be submitted to Missoula City Clerk’s Office by 3:00 pm MST, August 23, 2011 at 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802-4297. A meeting of the Proposal Selection Committee will be held at 3:30pm on August 24, 2011, in the Parks & Recreation Conference Room at 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula MT, 59801. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Missoula Park District #1 The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on August 22, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution of the Missoula City Council levying and assessing the lots and parcels within the City of Missoula Park District Number 1 for the cost associated with the providing certain maintenance, purchasing and improvement services in fiscal year 2012 for city-owned facilities, land and equipment under the responsibility and care of the City of Missoula Parks & Recreation Department; providing for a method of assessments; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. In accordance with MCA Section 7-11-1024, the costs to provide services in the District shall be assessed against each lot or parcel of land, including the improvements on the lot or parcel, for that part of the cost of the District that its taxable valuation bears to the total taxable valuation of the property in such District. Taxable value shall be determined by the Montana Department of Revenue. Such taxable valuation shall be based upon the last-completed assessment roll for state, city, county and school district taxes. The resolution levying such assessments to defray the costs of the District is on file in the City Clerk Office and is available for public inspection. For further information, contact the City Clerk at 406-552-6078 All persons who desire to object to the assessments to be levied or the method of assessments may present their objections at the public hearing on August 22. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or e-mail the City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Missoula Road District #1 The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on August 22, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution of the Missoula City Council levying and assessing the lots and parcels within the City of Missoula Road District Number 1 for the cost associated with providing certain maintenance, purchasing and improvement services in fiscal year

2012 for City-owned facilities, land and equipment under the responsibility and care of the City of Missoula Public Works Department’s Street, Engineering, and Vehicle Maintenance Divisions providing for a method of assessments; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. In accordance with MCA Section 7-11-1024, the costs to provide services in the District shall be assessed against each lot or parcel of land, including the improvements on the lot or parcel, for that part of the cost of the District that its taxable valuation bears to the total taxable valuation of the property in such District. Taxable value shall be determined by the Montana Department of Revenue. Such taxable valuation shall be based upon the last-completed assessment roll for state, city, county and school district taxes. The resolution levying such assessments to defray the costs of the District is on file in the City Clerk Office and is available for public inspection. For further information, contact the City Clerk at 406-5526078 All persons who desire to object to the assessments to be levied or the method of assessments may present their objections at the public hearing on August 22. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or e-mail the City Council at council@ci.missoula.mt.us. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of Missoula, Montana will meet Monday, August 22, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine St., Missoula, Montana, to hear public comment and any objections to a resolution levying assessments on property situated with Special improvement District Number 548 (Arthur/Maurice Traffic Improvement Project) of the City of Missoula, Montana, in the total amount of $1,250,000.00 excluding debt service, to defray the cost of making the improvements in the said special improvement district to resolution number 7493 creating the said district. A copy of the resolution is on file in the City Clerk Office and available for public inspection. For further information contact Marty Rehbein, City Clerk, at 5526078. All persons interested may appear to be heard or may file written comments with the City Clerk prior to the date of hearing. Mail any comments to: Public Hearing Comment, City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MONTANA. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on August 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution of the Missoula City Council levying and assessing a special assessment and tax on the lots, pieces and parcels of land situated within special lighting districts of the City of Missoula, Montana, to defray the cost of street lighting in special lighting districts during the fiscal year 2012 in accordance with sections 7-12-4301 through 4354, Montana Code Annotated. For further information, contact Marty Rehbein, CMC, City Clerk, at 552-6078. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY CALL FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Missoula County Public Works Department at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula MT 59808, until 10:00 am., Tuesday, August 31, 2011, at which time bids will be opened and read in the Public Works Conference Room for the purpose of construction of the Fort Missoula Picnic Shelter and restroom demolition. Specifications and bid procedures can be obtained at the Office of Public Works at 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808. Proposals must be accompanied by security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract and in the form specified in MCA 18-1-203, for example: cash, cashier’s check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft, any of which must be drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the state of Montana or a banking association incorporated under the Laws of Montana; or a bid bond or bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the state of Montana. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO

THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Fort Missoula Picnic Shelter and Restroom Demolition” and addressed to: Missoula County Bids Department Missoula County Public Works 6089 Training Drive Missoula, Montana, 59808 MISSOULA COUNTY FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION The Office of Planning & Grants has received a floodplain application from Andrew Wilcox to work within the Grant Creek floodplain. The project is located at 10155 Grant Creek Rd in Section 16, Township 14N, Range 19W and includes the replacement of an existing home. The full application is available for review in the Office of Planning and Grants in City Hall. Written comments from anyone interested in County floodplain permit application #1205 may be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m., September 9, 2011. Address comments to the Floodplain Administrator, Office of Planning & Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or call 258-4841 for more information. MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed with the County Commissioners requesting to abandon that certain county road specifically described as: Pine Drive and Cottonwood Lane, located in Section 3, T16N, R15W Pine Drive: From the North Line of Lot 4 Block 10 Seeley Lake Homesites #3 To Cottonwood Lane Cottonwood Lane: From the Easterly Right-of-way Highway 83 To the Easterly property Line Lot 18 Block 1 Seeley Lake Homesites #10A (For more information, please see petition on file in the Clerk & Recording Office at 200 West Broadway, 2nd floor, Missoula, MT.) The abandonment of this county road is necessary and advantageous for the following reasons: 1. Too narrow to be a road 2. Never has been a road 3. Only used for utility right-of-way – see picture A PUBLIC HEARING on the above requested abandonment will be held before the Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting on August 24, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., Room 201, Missoula County Courthouse, Missoula, MT. Interested parties are requested to be present at that time to be heard for or against the granting of this petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioners’Office, Room 204, Missoula County Courthouse, Missoula, MT prior to the hearing date. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder /Treasurer 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802 By /s/ Kim Cox Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk and Recorder/Elections (406) 258-3241 Date: July 8, 2011 MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Missoula City Subdivision Regulations Article 3 Subdivision Design Standards Streets, Access, and Transportation This is a consideration of proposed revisions to Article 3 of the Missoula City Subdivision Regulations, 3-020 Subdivision Design Standards, Streets, Access and Transportation. The Missoula Office of Planning and Grants has drafted a review document intended to update and clarify the street, sidewalk and trail design standards. Concepts from the Missoula Long Range Transportation Plan, the Missoula Active Transportation Plan, and the Complete Streets Resolution are also incorporated. The proposed revisions can be viewed at the Office of Planning and Grants or on the web at www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb “News and Updates.” The proposed revisions were drafted after consideration of comments from interested parties, and agencies. The Missoula City Council will conduct a public hearing on this item on a date yet to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The document is available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 258-4657. If anyone attending any of these meetings needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The Office of Planning and Grants will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY SECTION 00020 INVITATION TO BID

RECEIPT OF BIDS: Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the Missoula County Director of Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59808, until 10:00 A.M. local time, on August 26th, 2011 for the construction of the Lolo Biosolids Management Project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the removal, through pumping or dredging, dewatering, hauling and landfill disposal of lagoon biosolids including appurtenant piping, sitework, and facilities required for removal of the stored biosolids. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for lagoon cleanup and other miscellaneous work items involved with biosolids removal per plans and specifications. PROJECT FINANCING: The “Lolo Biosolids Management Project” is funded by Missoula County RSID: 901. Bidders must meet all requirements of the appropriate Federal/State agencies, as indicated in the specifications. SITE OF WORK: The work as mentioned above will be as shown on the plans and defined in the specifications. COMPLETION OF WORK: All work must be substantially completed within seventy-five (75) calendar days for all bid items after the commencement date of construction is agreed upon by Missoula County and the said Contractor. However, if a construction date is not able to be agreed upon, the Owner shall make the final decision once the Owner issues the Notice to Proceed. Contract time will be extended in accordance with the contract documents. DOCUMENT EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENTS The Bidding and Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations “Lolo Biosolids Management Project”: Missoula County Public Works 6089 Training Drive, Missoula MT 59808 Missoula Plans Exchange 201 North Russell, Missoula MT 59801 NW Montana Plans Exchange 2303 US Highway 12 East Kalispell, MT 59901 Montana Contractor’’s Association 1717 11th Avenue, Helena MT 59601 Builder’s Exchange 1105 Reeves Road W Ste 800 Bozeman, MT 59718 HDR Engineering Inc. 1715 South Reserve, Suite C Missoula, MT 59801 Great Falls Builders Exchange, 202 2nd Avenue South #1 Great Falls, MT 59405 Builders Exchange of Billings, 2050 Broadwater Avenue Suite A Billings MT 59102 Associated General Contractors 4935 East Trent, Spokane WA 99212 Copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased by mailing check or money order to: Attn: Devie Bessette HDR Engineering, Inc. 1715 South Reserve Street, Suite C Missoula, MT 59801 PH: 406-532-2200 A complete set of the Contract Documents and Project Manual will be furnished to the Contractor making application therefore from HDR Engineering, upon payment of $60.00 by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order (cash can not be accepted). No refunds will be allowed. Full-size drawings are not available. BID SECURITY: Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of Missoula County against liability. BIDS TO REMAIN OPEN: The Bidder shall guarantee the Total Bid Price for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of bid opening. 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. (“Bid Only” registration is available for out-of-state contractors.) All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of this construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by law. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Successful contractors and vendors are required to

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comply with Missoula County’s Business Licensing requirements. Proposals must be sealed and marked “Lolo Biosolids Management Project”, “Opening” August 26th, 2011 at 10:00 AM and marked “Sealed Bid” with the Contractor’s name, address, current state license number, and, Montana Contractors Registration Number and be addressed to: Missoula County Director of Public Works 6089 Training Drive Missoula, MT 59808 No facsimile bids will be accepted. Any objection to published specifications must be filed in written form with the Board of County Commissioners Office prior to the scheduled time of bid opening August 26th, 2011 at 10:00 AM. WAGE RATES: This project is funded by Missoula County RSID: 901. As a result, Montana Prevailing Wage Rate Determination (Davis Bacon Wage Rates for Public Works Contracts in Montana) applies to this project. A copy of the said wage rate is attached as part of the specifications in Section 00825. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Prospective bidders shall attend a mandatory pre-bid conference which will be conducted jointly with the Owner and Engineer, at the Lolo Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 1755 Lakeside Drive, LOLO, MT 59847 at 2:00 p.m. on August 19th, 2011. If the Prospective bidder does not attend the mandatory pre-bid conference, the bidder shall be considered non-responsive. PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretation will be made by telephone, nor will any “or equal” products be considered for approval prior to award of contract. The Engineer for this project is: Sean Everett, P.E. HDR Engineering, Inc. 1715 South Reserve Street, Suite C Missoula, MT 59801-4708 Telephone: (406) 532-2200 OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, or to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid and bidder, and to make awards in the interest of the Owner and to re-advertise. The bid shall be deter-mined on the basis of the lowest responsible bidder for all bid items listed in Section 00300. Bids received that do not include pricing for all Bid Items will be considered non-responsive. The Owner reserves the right to authorize construction of any combination of, or all of, bid items defined at the bid amounts presented in the Contractor’s Bid Proposal Date: August 11th, 2011 Owner: Missoula County By: Amy Rose Missoula County Public Works MISSOULA COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE MISSOULA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, Against MARK ALAN CHAPMAN, a/k/a MARK A. CHAPMAN, JUDITH F. CHAPMAN, NEW ERA BICYCLES, INC., CITY OF MISSOULA, and MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Defendants. To Be Sold at Sheriff’s Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks On the 8th day of September A.D., 2011, at Ten (10:00) o’clock A.M., at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain real property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, to-wit: 2506 Mount Avenue, Missoula, MT 59804 The South 125.76 feet of Lot 36 of U.S. Government Tract Survey located in Section 30, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM the Southerly 30.030 feet and the Easterly 60.060 feet of said land as conveyed to the County of Missoula for roadway purposes July 30, 1984, in Book 209 of Micro Records at Page 590, records of Missoula County, Montana. FURTHER LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM that portion of said premises conveyed to the State of Montana, Department of Transportation, in May 2, 1991, in Book 328 of Micro Records at Page 1810, records of Missoula County, Montana. RECORDING REFERENCE: Book 634 of Micro at page 667 AND 2420 Gilbert Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802 Lots 17 and 18, Block 29, Park Addition, according to the official plat thereof as filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Missoula County, Montana, TOGETHER WITH vacated 16 foot alley lying immediately east of, adjoining and contiguous to said Lots 17 and 18 (“Gilbert Avenue Property”) Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated this 18th day of August A.D., 2011. /s/ CARL C. IBSEN Sheriff of Missoula

County, Montana By /s/ Patrick A. Turner, Deputy MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-11-131 Dept. No. 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: BERNICE K. FONTAINE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have 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 Lisa Fontaine, 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 8th day August, 2011. /s/ LIsa M. Fontaine, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-11-136 Dept. No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: ANN MARIE CARPENTER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Guy Crilly & Robin Abdullah, Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at c/o Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C., 1821 South Avenue West, Third Floor, Missoula, MT 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 13th day of July, 2011. /s/ Guy Crilly, Personal Representative /s/ Robin Abdullah, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-11-984 Dept. No. 1 Ed McLean Notice of Hearing on Name Change of Minor Child. In the Matter f the Name Change of Daniel Israel Kirby, Jessica Sue Barr, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court to change a child’s name from Daniel Israel Kirby to Daniel Israel Barr. The hearing will be on 9/21/11 at 1:15 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 7/29/11. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: Richard Goodwin, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-10-156 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF CLAIR WILLIAM KAMRATH, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Molly K. Howard, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., 201 West Main Street, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above court. DATED this 21st day of June, 2011. /s/ Molly K. Howard, 201 West Main, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-11-137 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF HARRY J. HARKINS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that James L. Harkins 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 James L. Harkins, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Timothy D. Geiszler, GEISZLER & FROINES, PC, 619 Southwest Higgins, Suite K, Missoula, Montana 59803 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 1st day of August, 2011. GEISZLER & FROINES, PC /s/ Timothy D. Geiszler, Attorneys for the Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-11-142 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF OMER E. STICKNEY, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Susan E. Milos, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., 201 West Main Street, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above court. DATED this 3rd day of August, 2011. /s/ Susan E. Milos, 9285 Glacier Lily Drive, Missoula, MT 59808 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 (Townsend) Cause No. DV-01-688 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. MULLAN TRAIL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs LANCE and SUSAN CANNING; and all Original Plaintiffs in Canning v. Theisen Suit; and DAVID THEISEN; and all Original Defendants in Canning v. Theisen Suit; and THEODORE WEBER; and All Other Homeowners in Mullan Trail Subdivision, Defendents. Dept. No. 4 (Townsend) Cause No. DV-00-253 CHARLES and ELIZABETH

ANDERSON; DEAN and LEONA BJERKE; PAUL and BARBARA BLAKESLY; KENNETH and GAIL CLIZBE; REBECCA and TIM CREIGHTON; TIM and TERESA DRINVILLE; ROBERT and DEBBIE DUBE; LANCE and MELANIE DURFEE; ROCKY and SHARON HARRIS; JEFF and VANESSA HIMBER; PAULA HOMUTH; RICHARD and THERESA HORST; A.E. KOHL; WILLIAM and HELEN KROPP; GORDON and DONNA LAFOURNAISE; HOMER and IRENE LEFEVER; GREG and LAURA LUSTGRAAF; GRANT and KHANDA MACLAY; DAVID and JANET MARCK; MIKE MARCINKOWSKI and AMY MILLER; TROY MCLEAN; UN-CHONG MOENCH; JIM and PEGGY NESBITT; HAROLD, ALEX and HEDY POLAKOW; PATRICIA and TIMOTHY OLSON; TERRY and SANDRA PICKENS; LINDA and SAM REDFERN; ROBERT and KELLY ROBINSON; BILL SANDAU; MONA SANDBERG; DON SCOTT; AREK and PATRICIA SHENNAR; CLIFF and JUDY WALKER; BRUCE WALTERS; MARK and DENISE WARNKEN; RUSSELL and JENNIE WARD; CHARLES and ANNA WELLS; STEVEN WERNER; WILLIAM and DIANE YOUNG; JOHN and JANE DOES 1-100, Plaintiffs, vs DAVID THEISEN, individually and doing business as MULLAN TRAIL ENTERPRISES, INC. a Montana corporation; ROBERT EDWARDS, individually and doing business as EDWARDS LAND DEVELOPMENT, INC.; a Montana corporation; DRUYVESTEIN, JOHNSON & ANDERSON, INC., a Montana corporation; LAMBROS REALTY, a Montana corporation; COUNTY OF MISSOULA, a political subdivision of the State of Montana; CITY OF MISSOULA, a political subdivision of the State of Montana and JOHN and JANE DOES 1-40, Defendants.Dept. 4 (Townsend) Cause No. DV-00-255 VERN A. SANDBERG and MONA SANDBERG; KENT HAAB and MELISSA HAAB; JOHN and JANE DOES 1 through 50, Plaintiffs, vs DAVID THEISEN; MULLAN TRAIL ENTERPRISES, INC., a Montana corporation; DRUYVESTEIN, JOHNSON & ANDERSON, P.C., a Montana professional corporation; LAMBROS REALTY, INC.; a Montana corporation; COUNTY OF MISSOULA, a political subdivision of the State of Montana; CITY OF MISSOULA, a political subdivision of the State of Montana and JOHN and JANE DOES 1-30, Defendants. Before the Court is a motion of Defendants David Theisen and Mullan Trail Enterprises, Inc., seeking to approve a settlement of all claims in these three consolidated cases. These cases arise out of flooding which occurred in the Mullan Trail Subdivision on West Mullan Road, Missoula, Montana in the Spring of 1997. This motion seeks, among other things, Orders of this Court approving a settlement of all claims, and dismissing with prejudice all claims asserted by all plaintiffs, in these consolidated cases. If the requested Orders are granted, they will prevent any of the plaintiffs in this case from seeking any damages or other relief as a result of the flooding occurring in the Mullan Trail Subdivision in the Spring of 1997, except as otherwise specifically provided in the written settlement agreements submitted with the moving papers on said motion. The full details of this motion may be obtained by reviewing the moving papers at the office of the Clerk of this Court, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana or at the Missoula County website, www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb/Floodplain/Fl oodplain.htm. ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN THE PROPERTIES INVOLVED IN THESE CASES OR OTHERWISE CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN THE CLAIMS WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF THESE PROCEEDINGS MAY APPEAR AT THE HEARING IDENTIFIED BELOW AND STATE THEIR OBJECTIONS TO THIS SETTLEMENT. Having considered said motion, and good cause appearing, the Court now orders as follows: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a hearing on the foregoing motion to approve settlement is hereby set on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, commencing at 1:30 p.m., at the Missoula County Courthouse. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all persons interested in these consolidated proceedings shall personally appear at said hearing, and then and there show cause, if any they have, as to why the Court should not enter its order granting said motion, and thereby approving this settlement and dismissing with prejudice all claims of all parties filed in these consolidated cases. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order to Show Cause shall be served by (1) deposit of this Order to Show Cause in the U.S. Mails, postage prepaid, addressed to the last known address of each party to these consolidated cases, and (2) publication of this Order to Show Cause in a newspaper of general circulation in Missoula County for three (3) consecutive weeks. lT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all interested persons shall file, and serve on the attorneys for all other parties, a written response to the foregoing motion to approve settlement no later than twenty (20) days after the last date of publication of this Order to Show Cause as provided above, and that the failure of an interested person to timely serve such a written response may result in the Court entering the default of that party, and awarding to the moving parties all relief requested in their motion. ENTERED this 7th day of July, 2011. /s/ Hon. Karen S. Townsend, Judge of the District Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY, Cause No. DV-11-912 Dept. No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III. Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Natasha Elizabeth Jenkins, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Natasha Elizabeth Jenkins to Natasha Elizabeth Anthony. The hearing will be on August 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County.


PUBLIC NOTICES Date: 7/14/2011. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Diane Overholtzer, Deputy Clerk of Court NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION SALE Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Under the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from SAM HALPEN The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Date of Sale:08/30/2011 Time of Sale:10:30am Place of Sale:669 Upper Valley Road Whitefish, MT 59937 Title Offered: Only the right, title, and interest of SAM HALPEN in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold (See “Nature of Title” for further details.) Description of Property: Something for Mom, something for Dad, all good nothing bad. Contents of a Household brimming with highend bargains – over 100 lots including a Steinway Baby Grand Piano, John Deere 6400 Tractor, Art, Antiques, Custom Pool Table, Collectible commerative Colt Pistols, ATV, Electronic equipment and more- The Northwest’s biggest little yard sale. Visit www.irssales.gov for complete inventory list. Property may be Inspected at: 669 Upper Valley Road Whitefish, MT 59937 8:30 am to 10:15 am 08/30/2011 Payment Full Terms: payment required on acceptance of highest bid XDeferred payment as follows: 20% upon acceptance of highest bid; balance by 3:00 pm 08/30/2011 Form of Payment:All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashier’s or treasurer’s check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. Name DOUGLAS G MCDONALDSignatureDate 08/10/2011 Title PROP AP & LIQ SPEC-PALS Address for information About the Sale 751 DAILY DR, CAMARILLO, CA 93010Phone (805)4454571 Nature of Title: The right, title, and interest of the taxpayer (named previously on this form) in and to the property is offered for sale subject to any prior valid outstanding mortgages, encumbrances, other liens in favor of third parties against the taxpayer that are superior to the lien of the United States. All property is offered for sale “where is” and “as is” and without recourse against the United States. No guaranty or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the validity of the title, quality, quantity, weight, size, or condition of any of the property, or its fitness for any use or purpose. No claim will be considered for allowance or adjustment or for rescission of the sale based on failure of the property to conform with any expressed or implied representation. Redemption Rights: The right of redemption, as specified in Internal Revenue Code section 6337, Redemption of Property, are quoted as follows: Sec. 6337(a) Before Sale Any person whose property has been levied upon shall have the right to pay the amount due, together with the expenses of the proceeding, if any, to the Secretary at any time prior to the sale thereof, and upon such payment the Secretary shall restore such property to him, and all further proceedings in connection with the levy on such property shall cease from the time of such payment. Sec. 6337(b) Redemption of Real Estate After Sale (1) Period.—The owners of any real property sold as provided in section 6335, their heirs, executors, or administrators, or any person having any interest therein, or a lien thereon, or any person in their behalf, shall be permitted to redeem the property sold, or any particular tract of such property at any time within 180 days after the sale thereof. (2) Price.—Such property or tract of property shall be permitted to be redeemed upon payment to the purchaser, or in case he cannot be found in the county in which the property to be redeemed js situated, then to the Secretary, for the use of the purchasers, their heirs, or assigns, the amount paid by such purchaser and interest thereon at the rate of 20 percent per annum. Effect of Junior Encumbrances: Sec. 6339(c) Effect of Junior Encumbrances A certificate of sale of personal property given or a deed to real property executed pursuant to section 6338 shall discharge such property from all liens, encumbrances, and titles over which the lien of the United States with respect to which the levy was made had priority. Postage Required Internal Revenue Service 751 DAILY DR CAMARILLO, CA 93010 Official Business Penalty for Private Use. $300 8/18/11 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES The Town of Alberton has been awarded a Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) grant and a Department of Natural Resources Renewable Resource Planning Grant (DNRC/RRGL) for preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and Environmental Checklist for the Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Contingent upon these awards, the Town Council of Alberton is requesting proposals for engineering services for preparation of the PER and Environmental Checklist in compliance with the Uniform Act and all applicable requirements under the Montana TSEP and DNRC/RRGL Program. Proposals for engineering services shall address preparation of the PER including wastewater disinfection requirements and alternatives, and any upgrades to the treatment process which may aid in complying with BOD and TSS permit limits. The PER shall be completed and accepted prior to the commencement of the application period for TSEP Construction Grants in 2012. The Town may, at its option, utilize the selected engineer for preparation of construction grant application(s), final design, preparation of drawings and specifications, bidding assistance, and construction phase services for this project. To be considered for selection, each proposal will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 1. Overall quality of the pro-

posal. (10%) 2. Qualifications of the firm and the professional personnel to be assigned. (25%) 3. Related experience on similar projects. (20%) 4. Consultant’s capability to meet time and project budget requirements. (20%) 5. Present and projected workloads. (10%) 6. Recent and current work for the Town of Alberton. (10%) 7. Location. (5%) Proposals shall not exceed ten (10) single-sided pages excluding resumes which shall be included in an appendix. The selection of the consultant may be based only on an evaluation of the written proposals. Interviews may be held with short-listed respondents if deemed necessary by the Town of Alberton. The award will be made to the most qualified consultant whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the Town of Alberton, all factors considered. Unsuccessful respondents will be notified as soon as possible. Provide seven (7) copies of proposals to the Town of Alberton, 607 Railroad Ave., P.O. Box 115, Alberton, MT, 59820. All responses must be received by September 1st at 3:00 PM. For more information contact Diane Jodsas, Town Clerk, 406-722-3404. NOTICE OF SALE UNDER MONTANA DEED OF TRUST Deed of Trust: Dated July 28, 2005 Grantor: Woodahl Land & Livestock Co., LLC 9325 Woodwind Trail Missoula, Montana 59808 EAT #333, LLC, as Exchange Accommodation Titleholder for Woodahl Land & Livestock Company, LLC 111 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 600 Missoula, Montana 59802 Original Trustee: Western Title and Escrow 1900 Brooks, Suite 135 Missoula, Montana 59801 Beneficiary: First Security Bank of Missoula P.O. Box 4506 Missoula, Montana 59806 Successor Trustee: Christopher B. Swartley Attorney at Law Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807-8957 Date and Place of Recordation: Recorded on August 1, 2005 in Book 757, Page 535, Micro Records of Missoula County, Montana, and re-recorded on October 28, 2005 in Book 763, Page 216, Micro Records of Missoula County, Montana The undersigned hereby gives notice that on the 1st day of November, 2011, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, West Broadway side, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, Christopher B. Swartley, as Successor Trustee under the abovedescribed instrument, in order to satisfy the obligation set forth below, has elected to and will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, payable at the time of sale to the Successor Trustee, the interest of the above-

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r named Trustee, Successor Trustee, and Grantor, and all of its successors and assigns, without warranty or covenant, express or implied, as to title or possession, in the following described real property: Lots 8 and 9 of Block 9, MISSOULA DEVELOPMENT PARK – PHASE 2, a platted subdivision of Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Book 22 of Plats at Page 15, AND Lot 10 of Block 9, MISSOULA DEVELOPMENT PARK – PHASE 5A, a platted subdivision of Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Book 27 of Plats at Page 27. Subject to easements of record. Together with improvements and appurtenances. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are the failure of the above-named Grantor, and all of its successors and assigns, to pay when due the monthly payments provided for in the Deed of Trust in the amount of Thirty-two Thousand Forty Dollars ($32 ,040. 00) for the months of October 2010 through June, 2011; together with late charges in the amount of Nine Hundred Dollars ($900. 00); and the failure to pay real property taxes and assessments when due to Missoula County, Montana, for the first half and second half of 2010. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is Four Million Three Hundred Thirty-one Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-four and 89/100ths Dollars ($4 ,331 ,734 .89), plus interest thereon at the rate of 6 .65% (adjustable) from and after the 2nd day of October, 2010, to June 10, 2011, in the amount of Two Hundred Ten Thousand Seven Hundred Eighteen and 13/100ths Dollars ($210 ,718 .13), plus per diem interest thereafter at the rate of Seven Hundred Eighty-nine and 21/100ths Dollars ($789 .21), plus all costs, expenses, attorney’s and trustee’s fees as provided by law. DATED this 22nd day of June, 2011. /s/ Christopher B. Swartley Christopher B. Swartley, Successor Trustee Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807-8957 STATE OF MONTANA :ss. County of Missoula Subscribed and sworn to before me on the 22nd day of June, 2011, by Christopher B. Swartley, Trustee. /s/ Roxie Hausauer Notary Public for the State of Montana. Residing at: Lolo, Montana My commission expires: January 6, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 05/17/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200712792, Bk 797, Pg 1388, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Annie Waylett and Travis Lee, as joint tenants was Grantor, Mortgage

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY Russell Street/South 3rd Street Final Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation MODIFYING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MISSOULA COUNTY AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT TO INCLUDE CERTAIN PROPERTIES The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is now available for public review. The Preferred Alternatives identified in the FEIS include elements that best satisfy the need for the project while minimizing impacts. The proposed action is the reconstruction of Russell Street from West Broadway Street to Mount Avenue/South 14th Street, and South 3rd Street from Reserve Street to Russell Street to address current and projected safety and operational needs. The Preferred Alternatives would have four travel lanes and a center median/turn lane on Russell Street, and two travel lanes and a center median/turn lane on South 3rd Street. Major intersections on Russell Street and South 3rd Street would be controlled with signals. The proposed project also includes a new Clark Fork Bridge, accommodation of alternative transportation modes through increased trail connectivity and access, sidewalks, curb & gutter, boulevards, bicycle lanes, and stormwater drainage. Review the FEIS at: •Missoula Public Library (301 East Main) •Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana (32 Campus Drive #9936) •Montana Department of Transportation Missoula District Office (2100 West Broadway) – Missoula •Missoula City Hall, Public Works Office (435 Ryman Street) •Montana Department of Transportation Helena Headquarters Office (2701 Prospect Ave) - Helena •Online at www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/eis_ea.shtml Review Period: ends on September 19, 2011 •Written comments to Gregg Wood, City of Missoula Public Works, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula MT 59802 For More Information: •Gregg Wood, City of Missoula, (406) 552-6093 •Tom Martin, Montana Department of Transportation, (406) 444-7228 •Brian Hasselbach, Federal Highway Administration, (406) 441-3908 The City of Missoula and Montana Department of Transportation attempt to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person's participation in any service, program, or activity of our department. Alternative accessible formats of pertinent information provided on request.

Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for EquiFirst Corporation 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 9 of Hidden Hills, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201100040, Bk 871, Pg 1255, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association as grantor trustee of the Protium Master Grantor Trust. 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 07/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of June 10, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $193,665.51. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $175,219.13, 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 October 24, 2011 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

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KIT HOMEBUILDERS WEST LLC Plaintiff, vs. CROFTS LAND COMPANY LLC, and MONTANA HOMES OF MISSOULA, INC., and DEAN CROFTS, Individually Defendants. To Be Sold at Sheriff's Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks On the 1st day of September A.D., 2011, at Ten (10:00) o'clock A.M., at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain real property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, to-wit: Lots 4 and 7 of MISSOULA WEST INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION, LOTS 2, 4, 7 AND 9, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. and Lot 5 of MISSOULA WEST INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Less and Excepting therefrom that portion deeded to the State of Montana in Book 497 Page 1888 Micro Records. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated this 11th day of August A.D., 2011. CARL C. IBSEN Sheriff of Missoula County, Montana By Patrick A. Turner, Deputy

will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 35, 37, 183, 215, 226, 249, 281, 295, 336, 412 and 502. Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday August 22, 2011 All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Thursday August 25, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All sales are final.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2011-089 A RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO REZONE PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ALL OF LOTS 5-8 AND THE NORTHEASTERLY 9 FEET OF LOT 9 AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY 57 FEET OF LOTS 16 AND 17 AND THE NORTHEASTERLY 10.5 FEET OF LOT 17 AND ALL OF LOTS 18 THROUGH 26 OF BLOCK 19 OF EAST MISSOULA ADDITION, LOCATED IN SECTION 24 OF TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M. (SEE MAP O), FROM THE C-C2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE C-R3 (RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT WHEREAS, 76-2-201 M.C.A. authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to adopt zoning regulations; and, WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did adopt zoning regulations for Missoula County through the passage of County Resolution 76-113, as amended; and, WHEREAS, 76-2-202 M.C.A. provides for the establishment and revision of zoning districts; and, WHEREAS, a request to rezone the property legally described above was reviewed by the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board at a public hearing held July 5, 2011; and, WHEREAS, a notice of public hearing was advertised in The Independent on June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011; and, WHEREAS, a hearing was held by the County Commissioners of Missoula County on July 27, 2011, in order to give the public an opportunity to be heard regarding the proposed rezone; and, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County will receive written protest for a period of thirty (30) days after publication of this notice on August 11, 2011, from persons owning real property within the contiguous boundaries of the C-C2 (General Commercial) zoning district. FURTHER, copies of the C-C2 zoning district are available for inspection at the office of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder and the Office of Planning and Grants PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 3 DAY OF August, 2011 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: MISSOULA COUNTY Vickie Zeier, Clerk and Recorder Jean Curtiss, Chair Bill Carey, Commissioner Michele Landquist, Commissioner

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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# 8212.20042) 1002.182170-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 10/17/03, recorded as Instrument No. 200340403 Bk 720 Pg 867, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Frank Humphreys and Sheryl Humphreys, as joint tenants with right of survivorship was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Financial Inc. d/b/a Mann Mortgage was Beneficiary and Insured Titles, LLC was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles, LLC as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 4 of Mallard Estates, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200900363, Bk 839, Pg 601, 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 01/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of June 17, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $117,499.00. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $113,428.41, 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 October 27, 2011 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# 7023.94864) 1002.197674-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 10/14/04, recorded as Instrument No. 200429576, Bk 741, Pg 1164, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which John T. Vein and Kimberly A. Vein, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and First American Title was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 13 of Traveler’s Rest Estates, 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 08/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of June 17, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $272,118.57. This amount

includes the outstanding principal balance of $254,306.08, 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 October 27, 2011 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# 7023.90174) 1002.180705-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 12/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200733230, Bk 811, Pg 102, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Michael L. Padrotti and Traci L. Padrotti, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 6 of 44 Ranch, Phases 1 and 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 05/01/09 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of June 26, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $372,710.75. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $311,224.72, 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 November 7, 2011 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# 7023.72393) 1002.150878-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on October 3, 2011, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Door of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway in Missoula, MT 59802, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOTS 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 5 OF WEST RIVERSIDE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. William D. Ailport, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to New Century Mortgage Corporation, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated February 18, 2005 and recorded on February 22, 2005 in Bk 748, Page 480 under

Document No. 200504234. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee, for New Century Home Equity Loan Trust 2005-2. Jason J. Henderson, 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 $725.19, beginning December 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 22, 2011 is $100,675.69 principal, interest at the rate of 7.10% now totaling $3,368.36, late charges in the amount of $181.25, and other fees and expenses advanced of $9.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $19.58 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: May 24, 2011 /s/ Jason J. Henderson Successor Trustee MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM 38 2nd Ave East Dickinson, ND 58601 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA)) ss. County of Stark) On May 24, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Jason J. Henderson, 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/ Stephanie L. Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 FMC V. Ailport 41722.165 August 4, 11 and 18, 2011 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 11/14/2011 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 JOE R. KRUGER AND CYBELLE L. GORDON, 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 01/10/2006 and recorded 01/17/2006, in document No. 200601142 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 767 at Page Number 972 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 6 OF PETERSON ADDITION TO PILTZVILLE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 9530 CROSS STREET, Missoula, MT 59802. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 04/01/2011 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 $130,029.34 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.00% per annum from 04/01/2011 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: 06/29/2011 ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0054073 FEI NO. 1006.139135 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 11/15/2011 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 MARK D BLOTKAMP, AN UNMARRIED MAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/26/2005 and recorded 09/30/2005, in document No. 200525837 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 761 at Page Number 607 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 28 OF ROSSIGNOL ORCHARD TRACTS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. APN# 3199506 Property Address: 5535 DOVE CT, Lolo, MT 59847. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by 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 04/01/2011 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 $132,096.57 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.50% per annum from 04/01/2011 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: 06/30/2011 ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0054602 FEI NO. 1006.139164 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 11/15/2011 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

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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 SCOTT KNIGHT, AND BILLIE ANNE KNIGHT 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 07/07/2005 and recorded 07/12/2005, in document No. 200517167 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 755 at Page Number 1215 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 4 OF WAPIKIYA ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. ALSO SHOWN OF RECORD AS LOT 5 IN 4 OF WAPIKIYA ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 109 WAPIKIYA DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59803-1230. 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 03/01/2011 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 $153,245.73 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 2.75% per annum from 03/01/2011 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: 06/30/2011 ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0054601 FEI NO. 1006.139165 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 11/21/2011 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 LINDA PHIPPS BURR, AND GREGORY ALAN BURR, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/25/2007 and recorded 05/31/2007, in document No. 200713561 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 798 at Page Number 647 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE WEST ONE-HALF OF LOT 19 AND ALL OF LOT 20 IN BLOCK 7 OF BECK’S HOME ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 549 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1431 Property Address: 322 FAIRVIEW AVENUE, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10. 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 08/01/2009, 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 $172,311.64 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 9.90% per annum from 08/01/2009 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: 07/06/2011, ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0055808 FEI NO. 1006.139400 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 11/23/2011 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 MICHAEL SHAYLOR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/11/2006 and recorded 08/14/2006, in document No. 200620517 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 780 at Page Number 1409 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 8 OF SUNRIDGE VILLAGE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2511 SUNRIDGE CT, Missoula, MT 59803-2646. 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-31CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-31CB. 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 08/01/2010, 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 $230,659.43 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.75% per annum from 08/01/2010 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: 07/08/2011, ReconTrust Company, N.A. Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0056505 FEI NO. 1006.139538 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 11/28/2011 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 KRISTINE R VESSEY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEYAT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/12/2006 and recorded 11/02/2006, in document No. 200628506 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 786 at Page Number 699 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 49 OF SOUTHPOINTE-PHASE 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 3641 BRANDON WAY, Missoula, MT 59803. 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 THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-39CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-39CB. 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 03/01/2011, 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 $210,366.72 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.75% per annum from 03/01/2011 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: 07/13/2011, ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0058278 FEI NO. 1006.139754 Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Edmond G. Alexander Valley Homes LLC Missoula County Treasurer Bitterroot Valley Bank dba Clark Fork Bank 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 sale certificate as: 15N 21W 27 SW4 NE4, NW4 SE4 & NW4SE4 & POR SW4 SE4 27-15-21, SUID #3292801. Parcel No. 3292801. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: The Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, and the Southwest onequarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 27, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M. Missoula County, Montana. LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM those portions described in the plat of Valley Homes Mobile Home Park No. 2 and the portion conveyed to the United States of America for the Frenchtown Irrigation Ditch. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $588. 75 Penalty: $48. 46 Interest: $768 11 Costs: $513. 90 Total: $3751. 37 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Eric Hefty Cheryl Hefty Missoula County Treasurer Mountain West Bank, N.A. U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Rocky Mountain Division Attn, SPF Advisor, MS 5022, Den 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 sale certificate as: Subdiv.-OSP OSPREY HEIGHTS Lot- 007 13N 20W 21 OSPREY HEIGHTS, OSPREY OSPREY HEIGHTS, OSPREY OSPREY HEIGHTS - LOT 7 IN SE4SE4, SUID #3530406. Parcel No. 3530406. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Lot 7 of OSPREY HEIGHTS, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $1265. 32 Penalty: $25. 30 Interest: $416. 76 Costs: $525. 13 Total: $2,232. 51 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC

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Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: David DeLong Diane S. DeLong Missoula County Treasurer Beneficial Montana, Inc. d/b/a Beneficial Mortgage Co. Pursuant to section 1518-212, 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 sale certificate as: Subdiv.-LD6 LINDA VISTA FIFTH SUPP #6 Lot- 011 Block- 003 12N 20W 12 LINDA VISTA FIFTH SUPP #6, LINDA VISTA FIFTH SUPP #6, LIN VST5S6 LINDA VISTA 5TH SUP PHASE 6-LOT 11 BLK 3, SUID #3072001. Parcel No. 3072001. The real property is also described in the records of the

Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Lot 11 in Block 3 of LINDA VISTA FIFTH SUPPLEMENT, PHASE 6, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $6210. 91 Penalty: $124. 21 Interest: $2012. 94 Cost: $508. 25 Total: 8856. 31 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Lucy M. Barney Missoula County Treasurer 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 sale certificate as: 15N 21 W 28 COS 4918 TRACT 9A REMAINDER IN SW4 2815-21, SUID #3613403. Parcel No. 3613403. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract 9A of Certificate of Survey No. 4918, located in the Southwest one-quarter of Section 28, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. EXCEPTING THEREFROM Tract 9A1 of Certificate of Survey No. 5113, located in the Southwest onequarter of Section 28, Township 15 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $1478. 66 Penalty: $29. 58 Interest: $484. 29 Cost: $488. 88 Total: $2481. 41 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Marianne A. Salb Missoula County Treasurer 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 sale certificate as: Subdiv.-BRA BOERNER COURT LOT A Lot- A-1 BlockXXX 13N 19W 16 BOERNER COURT LOT A, BRNR BOERNER COURT LOT A, BRNR CRTA LOT A-1 OF BOERNER COURT LOT A, SUID #3605202. Parcel No. 3605202. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Parcel I: Lot A-1 of BOERNER COURT LOT A, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Parcel II: An easement for road and utility purposes, 10 feet in width, bordering and along the Westerly boundary of Tract B of Boerner Court, a resubdivision of Block 11 of School Addition Five Acre Tracts in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $3, 392. 99 Penalty: 67. 85 Interest: 1096. 13 Costs: 514. 82 Total: 5071. 79 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Valley Homes, L.L.C Valley Homes LLC c/o Edmund G. Alexander. Missoula County Treasurer Bitterroot Valley Bank dba Clark Fork Valley Bank 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 sale certificate as: Subdiv.-VH1 VALLEY HOMES MOBILE HOME PARK Lot- 001 Block- XXX 15N 21W 34 VALLEY HOMES MOBILE HOME VALLEY HOMES MOBILE HOME PARK, VAL HM MH PK LOT 1 OF VALLEY HOMES MOBILE HOME PARK 34-15-21, SUID #3392408. Parcel No. 3392408. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Lot 1 of VALLEY HOMES MOBILE HOME PARK, a platted subdivision in Missoula, County,

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The real property is described on the tax sale certificate as: 12N 21W 35 TRACT COS 2009 IN SW4 35-12-21 5.1AC, SUID #2352273. Parcel No. 2352273. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract A of Certificate of Survey No. 2009, a tract of land located in the Southwest one-quarter of Section 35, Township 12 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it 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: $799. 83 Penalty: $16. 02 Interest: $614. 61 Costs: $497. 01 Total: $1627. 47 7. The date that the redemption period expires is 60 days from the giving of this notice. 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 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 Montana Land Project, LLC, 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. 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) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 18th day of August, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Dept. No. 3 PROBATE NO. DP-11-9 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Juanita Jean Bodweine, aka J. Jean Bodweine, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to LINDA A. CARDENAS, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at P.O. Box 947, Lolo, MT, 59847 or filed with the Clerk of the above court. DATED this 11th day of August, 2011. /s/Linda A. Cardenas, Personal Representative, PO Box 947, Lolo, MT 59847

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2011, and recorded May 16, 2011, in the records of the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana, as Document No. 201108057. DEFAULT FOR WHICH THE FORECLOSURE IS MADE: The Grantor has defaulted on the terms of said Trust Indenture and the corresponding Promissory Note in that he has failed to pay the payments required thereunder when due, specifically he has failed to pay the payment due upon maturity. AMOUNTS OWED ON THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THE TRUST INDENTURE as of May 17, 2011: Principal: $50,000.00 Trustee’s Sale Guarantee: $289.00 Total: $50,289.00. In addition, the Grantor is obligated to pay the expenses of this sale, which include the Beneficiary’s costs and expenses advanced to preserve and protect the property, real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, Beneficiary’s costs and attorneys’ fees, and the Successor Trustee’s costs and fees. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, they will be added to the obligation secured by the Trust Indenture. THE TRUSTEE’S OR BENEFICIARY’S ELECTION TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE OBLIGATION: The Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Successor Trustee to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation. DATE, PLACE and TIME OF SALE: Date and time of sale: September 27, 2011 at 10.00 a.m. Place: At the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana 59802 This communication is from a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated this 17th day of May, 2011. /s/ William E. McCarthy, Successor Trustee, Worden Thane P.C. PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806-4747 STATE OF MONTANA):ss. County of Missoula) On the 17th day of May, 2011, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared William E. McCarthy, known to me to be the person whose is subscribed to the within Notice of Trustee’s Sale as Successor Trustee, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such Successor Trustee. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and notarial seal the day land year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Beverly A. Freeman, Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, MT My commission expires: March 15, 2015

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REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE 3 bed, 2 bath home features one level living with beautifully landscaped yard. Lot zoned commercial. 48’x30’ shop with 3-10’x9’ doors, bathroom with service sink, benches, cabinets and shelves, wired for 220 50 and 30 amp. 102 Boardwalk, Stevensville. $320,000. MLS#20114068. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Awesome Custom Home Northside next to community gardens, 2Brm, 2Ba, Tree-top views, Lots of upgrades like in-floor radiant, concrete and bamboo floors! 702 Cooley, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Beautiful 20 acres fenced pasture land. Seasonal stream and pond. Great get away or build your dream home. No power to area. $170 per year road maintenance fee. $149,900. MLS#10007447. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. BEAUTIFUL LOLO AREA CUSTOM HOME ON 1.65 ACRES. 5 Bdr/4 Bath, soaring cathedral ceilings, hand-peeled log, exposed beam, and stacked stone accents, gor-

geous kitchen and master, amazing deck, and much, much more. $525,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Beautifully Updated Home surrounded by fantastic garden sanctuary – this 2 Bdr, 3 Bonus room, gourmet kitchen home has all the updates! 2500 Briggs, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Classic Mid-century Rattlesnake Home with lots of character: coved ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, cedar shingles, huge lot with mature landscape and perennial beds. 2618 Rattlesnake Dr, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Farm Houses w/land in Missoula, these funky farm houses boast lots of land to spread out and do your thing, Development potential. 231 & 211 Grove, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com GORGEOUS CRAFTSMAN STYLE TARGET RANGE HOME ON 0.94 ACRES. 5 Bdr/3.5 Bath, double garage, hardwood & tile floors, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, main floor master, 2 family rooms. Close to schools, shopping, and the Bitterroot River. $449,000. Prudential Montana. For more info

Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home, middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, lots of room in huge shop, needs some updating, priced accordingly! 203 Curtis, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Immaculate Rose Park Area Home, This light filled home offers a fantastic floorplan, 2 family rooms, large deck and nice backyard for entertaining. 300 Central, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Like New Affordable Home Close to U, - this 2 Br/1 Ba home has great views and has Mount Jumbo as it’s backyard!, 929 Discovery Way 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Price Reduced 431 E Pine St.: 5 bed, 2 bath Gibson original home. Leaded glass windows, high ceilings, oak floors, original trim, and even copies of the orig-

inal house plans and architectural drawings. Modern updates to the major systems of the home. $474,900 - MLS # 10006516. Call Shannon Hilliard at 2398350 today! Price Reduced! 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 car garage. Nice deck in private back yard. Close to Clark Fork River. Close to recreation area for horse back riding, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling. $172,400. MLS#10004303. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. PRICE REDUCED! Newer 1689 sq ft one level home with wood and tile floors, 2 master bedrooms, gas fireplace, one acre, fencing, covered patio, and 1000 sq ft. garage. $354,900. MLS# 20110410. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. SINGLE LEVEL HIDDEN TRAILS HOME. 2 Bdr/1 Bath, double garage, cathedral ceilings, wood

laminate flooring, dining area, and more, all just a few minutes from UM and downtown. $179,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

Super Location Near River Trail– this mid-century 4 bdrm, 2 bth home has a ton of potential. It sits in a beautifully established old neighborhood. 603 1st St., 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

SINGLE LEVEL LIVING CLOSE TO THE BITTERROOT RIVER. 4 Bdr/3 Bath single-level Stevensville home. Great, open floor plan, incredible mountain views, next to public park, walk to Downtown Stevi or Bitterroot River. $219,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

TWO BLOCKS FROM UM CAMPUS. 2 Bdr/1 Bath, hardwood floors, lots of light, remodeled and updated bath, living room plus dining room, gas fireplace, off-street parking and much more. $199,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

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SPACIOUS PLEASANT VIEW HOME PRICED TO SELL. 3 Bdr/2 Bath, double garage, corner lot, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, main floor master and laundry, great deck and more. $216,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

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1729 Ethel Lane,

Missoula • $158,900 MLS# 20111473 Pride of ownership with many updates in this townhouse end unit! Brand new carpet, newer paint throughout with very attractive colors, new bath and kitchen fixtures, upgraded light fixtures. Lower level features large living room, with pergo flooring through out. Single attached garage and small backyard. Go to www.1729ethel.com. For location and more info, view these and other properties at:

• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage • Beautiful landscaped yard • Zoned commercial, 48'x30' shop • 102 Boardwalk, Stevensville • $320,000 • MLS#20114242

• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1792 sq ft. • 2 wooded acres, RV hkups • Lots of wildlife in the area • 1424 Copper Cliff, Potomac • $239,900 • MLS#20113189

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Affordable Condo, Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, greenbuilt development may be your ticket. 1400 Burns, 327-8787 porticorealestate.com Handsome, Spacious Home on Prime Upper Miller Creek Acreage, 5+ bedrooms, with out of town living on quiet cul-de-sac, and acres. Rodeo Rd. 327-8787 porticorealestate.com

Three Bed 1.5 bath townhome in North Missoula CUTE & Clean just $149,000. MLS 20111197. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Updated 2 bed 1-1/2 bath condo in Grant Creek Cottonwoods. MLS 20112674. 2721 Crystal Ct #3. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

LAND FOR SALE Beautiful 14 acre parcel just west of Huson. Meadow with trees & pasture. Modulars or double wides on foundation ok. $169,900. MLS#906774. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Great building site, with electricity right at the property line. 13.46 Acres with small stream on property. $150,000. MLS#20111016. 10882 Crystal Creek Road, Clinton. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

UNDER CONTRACT • Well maintained home in central Missoula w/ 3 bed, 1.5 Bath • Large formal dining area off the kitchen. • Beautifully landscaped/irrigated lot that shows pride of ownership and won awards.

$214,900 MLS# 20113964

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LOG HOME AND 40 ACRES IN THE JUDITH MOUNTAINS - Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 bath log home. Live water, many improvements. $515,000. Online at h t t p : / / w w w. d i v i d e r o a d . n e t (406)538-7246 MONTANA LAND SALE WINNETT (Missouri Breaks) Reg 410Trophy Hunting. 20 Acres on sale$19,900. Town rd & utilities. 160 Acres-Roundup MT. Was $189,900 now $89,900. Borders BLM. All Properties-Big Discounts

GARRITY MOUNTAIN – ANACONDA, MT WILDLIFE PARADISE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN - 640 Total Acres – Conservation Opportunities SPECTACULAR WILDLIFE: Elk, Deer, & Bighorn Sheep - Adjoins 7,000 +/- Acre Garrity Mountain Wildlife Area - Georgetown Lake & Discovery Ski Area minutes away. Bunch grass slopes and benches combine with the property’s vast aspen and pine forest providing forage and cover for hundreds of elk, plus bighorn sheep, mule deer, and whitetails. Natural Springs of Ice House Gulch feed two sizable ponds with room for more. Lender Owned.

Now! This is your best opportunity to own MT land for investment, recreation or home! Call 8 88-361-3006 or visit www.westernskiesland.com Natural Housebuilders, Inc., *AFFORDABLE small homes* Additions/Remodels* ENERGY EFFICIENT crafted building* Solar Heating* 369-0940 or 642-6863* www.naturalhousebuilder.net SPECTACULAR HORSE PROPERTY ON THE BITTERROOT RIVER. 4 Bdr/3 Bath, 10.4 acres, crossfenced, 4 stall custom barn with hay loft, hardwood & tile floors, gourmet kitchen, arched doorways, 2 decks, spectacular mountain views, 400 feet of river frontage. $475,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

COMMERCIAL THRIVING SMALL BUSINESS FOR SALE! Profitable western Montana furniture and accessories store. Owner must sell, will finance, asking $199K. Call Roger Koopman, 406-282-6000, Ext. 803

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3 bed 2 bath home on 1.41 acres southeast of Florence off ESH. MLS 20112619. 209 E. Pine Ct. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Log Home with rustic studio on 1.83 wooded slope just minutes from Missoula. MLS 20112917. 10250 Valley Grove Dr. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Spa Country-Hot Springs, MT, 2 bedroom 1 bath,-Great View-1 1/2 blocks to Symes 406.741.3737 Trudy

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