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FIRE AROUND THE MOUNTAIN: CHOPPERS, TUBERS, GOLFERS, GAWKERS, SLURRY, SMOKE AND FLAMES

CONAN IS SO BAD YOU’LL NOT “ROADKILL,” JAPANTHER’S SWEATY RANGE IT’S SOUND FILM WEEP FOR OUR CULTURE IT’S SENSLESS SLAUGHTER WALL OF ART SOUNDS


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CONAN IS SO BAD YOU’LL NOT “ROADKILL,” JAPANTHER’S SWEATY RANGE IT’S SOUND FILM WEEP FOR OUR CULTURE IT’S SENSLESS SLAUGHTER WALL OF ART SOUNDS


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nside Cover Story On Sept. 1, 2010, Iraq war vet Noah Pippin checked out of the Mini Golden Inns Motel, in Hungry Horse, leaving behind three pairs of pants and the car chargers for his laptop computer and cell phone. He returned his rented car at the Glacier Park airport and started walking to Blue Lakes. In the first few days of September, several people at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station thought they saw Pippin walking on the gravel road along the Hungry Horse Reservoir. Witnesses say Pippin had a small mess kit, a .38 pistol, a plastic gallon jug of water and a green poncho. Soon the Pippin sightings slowed to a trickle. Then they stopped cold...............................................................................................14

News Letters Don’t fall for that green-washing, and other reader insights .......................4 The Week in Review Gov. Schweitzer’s metaphors go to The New York Times.......6 Briefs A breast-feeding cover-up, river rage on the Clark Fork and more ................6 Etc. Someone’s lying in Helena again ........................................................................7 Up Front A plan to thwart an epidemic of reservation suicides ...............................8 Up Front A graphic account of the West Riverside Fire.............................................9 Ochenski How’s that globalization working for you now? .....................................10 Writers on the Range It’s not roadkill, it’s slaughter .............................................11 Agenda Roy Zimmerman’s satire. .............................................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Four major zucchini points, plus a zombie reference.................19 Happiest Hour The Wilderness Bar of Lincoln.......................................................20 8 Days a Week Someday you’ll get through the Big Dipper line ...........................22 Mountain High The MUD Garden Party..................................................................33 Scope A young Missoula filmmaker screens his opus..............................................34 Noise The Workers, Underride, Kanye and Jay-Z, Sunny Sweeney..........................35 Soundcheck Japanther’s naked, sweaty art rock ....................................................36 Film How bad is Conan? Take the taste test. ...........................................................37 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films..................................................38

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-7 This Modern World..............................................................................................C-11 PUBLISHER Lynne Foland EDITOR Robert Meyerowitz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Frank PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Molly Laich STAFF REPORTERS Jessica Mayrer, Alex Sakariassen CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Skylar Browning COPY EDITOR David Loos 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

by Steele Williams

Asked by Missoula’s Riverfront Triangle, near the corner of N. Orange and W. Front streets, which the city is again trying to redevelop.

What would you like to see built at the Riverfront Triangle? Follow-up: What in Missoula would you like to see torn down?

Taj Liszak: I’d rebuild the old Fox Theater, complete with a disco theme or maybe some sort of biosphere to grow a jungle in. Obliterate the boxes: I’d tear down all of North Reserve Street. All that corporate grotesqueness takes jobs away from all of Missoula’s small business owners.

Marcos Castillo: A skate park would be totally awesome. Mobash Skate Park is too hard for beginners to learn on. They should make it easier. Bummed out: They should tear down the Court House so the bums will have to find somewhere else to harass people.

Rod Foster: They should build another retirement home. There’s definitely a need for more low-income senior housing in Missoula. Down with the dollar: The city really needs to consider tearing down the old dollar theater on Brooks Street. It’s not very easy on the eyes and has been sitting vacant for way to long.

Matt Gehr: Have you heard of that lingerie coffee shop? They should do the same thing but with fast food—Ooh La Taco Bell. The waitresses should be required to rollerblade you your food in skimpy lingerie outfits. Geeks vs. Staplers: Best Buy, because I work at Staples and all those guys at Best Buy are chumps. The Staples employees could take the Best Buy employees in anything—any day, anytime.

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Repeal HB 198 While Matthew Frank’s excellent article “Lost in transmission” (Aug. 11, 2011) exposes the dubious economics presented by corporations like NorthWestern Energy in their headlong pursuit of industrial scale merchant transmission lines like the Mountain States Transmission Intertie, it is only the tip of the iceberg. It is most important to mention that MSTI and the Montana Alberta Tie Line, or MATL, will contain token wind energy but will primarily be transporting coal energy to urban centers outside of Montana. As it is both economically and physically impossible to transport 100-percent wind energy 1,500 miles, lines like MSTI will be “shored up” with, you guessed it, coal. Can any progressive or environmentalist in good conscience believe that a 1,500-mile 500 kV line with 150-foot towers strung four to six per mile carrying coal energy across this great continent can be considered green? None of this is to mention the scar these lines will leave on our rural landscape and the damage they will pose to Montanans’ livelihoods, health and way of life. NorthWestern Energy and Tonbridge Power, with the help of Gov. Brian Schweitzer, have been successful in portraying MSTI and MATL, respectively, as green and that Montanans have a noble burden of providing places like Las Vegas with Montana wind energy. They are selling us down river. When a Montana judge correctly ruled that a corporation (and a foreign one no less) did not have the right of eminent domain in condemning private property for the construction of MATL, the energy companies went crying to Helena. In the shit show that was Montana’s last legislative session, supporters of these lines introduced HB 198, which gives corporations the power to take private property. When supporters of the controversial bill realized they didn’t have the backing in committee to pass HB 198, they blasted the bill back to the Senate for an up or down vote. It narrowly passed. Curiously absent was Schweitzer’s veto branding iron. Though the bill passed without his signature, Schweitzer, deft politician that he is, worked behind the scenes urging senators to support the bill while maintaining a skeptical public face. Now, under the guise of green energy and jobs, corporations can take your land for their own profit.

If this sounds wrong to you, it is. This is bad politics, it is an affront to our rights as citizens, and it is a continuation of statusquo, corporate-driven, inefficient energy policy. I urge you to go to www.votefor 125.com and sign the petition to repeal HB 198 and give the people a voice in this issue, which affects you, your fellow Montanans, and our shared environment. David Nolt Dillon

“Can any progressive or environmentalist in good conscience believe that a 1,500mile, 500 kV line with 150-foot towers strung four to six per mile carrying coal energy across this great continent can be considered green?” Disconnected It’s incredible to sit back and consider the changes we’ve experienced as a result of commercial internet access. Things we once never dreamed possible have now become parts of our daily routine—talking on our cell phones, accessing videos on our mobile devices, participating in live video chats with people overseas—the list goes on and on. But in many ways, we’re still in the early stages of technological innovation, with many more incredible changes yet to be realized. That’s why it’s so important that Montana keep pace with the rest of the nation in broadband access. High-speed internet access is no longer a luxury for the urban elite; it’s a necessity that all Americans deserve.

CORRECTION: In last week’s issue of the Independent, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, at The Wilma, should have been listed as showing at 7 PM. Sadly, Montana is already behind the curve. A recent study has Montana ranked near last in internet download speeds. Twenty-nine percent of Montanans lack broadband access—three times higher than the national average. And 77 percent of our Montana households have internet speeds that are below “minimum national standards.” Access to high-speed broadband is of increasing importance for several reasons: Small businesses in Montana need highspeed access to compete in global markets without having to relocate to larger population centers. It provides new tools to agriculture producers to grow their businesses. It allows consumers to tap into e-commerce savings and to connect with local businesses. It enhances educational opportunities for young and old alike, such as distance learning. It creates new economic opportunities such as jobs, and increased productivity. It increases access to healthcare for patients and providers by allowing for tele-health and access to e-health records. And, increasingly, it’s a primary way for families and friends to stay in touch. Montana truly is part of a global economy—our manufactures, services, and ag products are consumed all over the world. New technology integrated by Montana innovators has a tremendous added value to their businesses. To continue to compete, we must stay abreast with our worldwide trading partners. Areas that are left without access to the latest broadband technology will fall behind if they’re not provided with the same opportunities as the rest of the country. We need new investment in Montana to ensure that the latest broadband technologies, like fiber optics and the emerging 4G LTE wireless networks, are rolled out in our state at the same rate as elsewhere. High-speed internet broadband has already changed our lives in profound ways, but that innovation is far from over. With many of those future innovations requiring access to higher-capacity bandwidth, we need to start now to make sure Montana isn’t left behind. Rep. Wayne Stahl Saco

Comments from MissoulaNews.com Phillip Horn: I’m from Bavaria, so I’d have to say a Bavarian-themed beer garden with a waterslide that goes into the Clark Fork. Hoof hearted? I’d destroy all of the power plants. I work in environmental engineering and prefer the use of renewable energy. There’s no sense in putting all these gasses into such a pretty city.

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Let ’em roam

Phony ranchers

I think it’s good Defenders of Wildlife is finding non-lethal ways to guard the sheep and hope people up north will come to their senses and work with them. (See “Bad wolf–go to your den,” Aug. 18, 2011). Wolves and coyotes are only doing what is natural to them. We should be affording them the right to be who they are. Posted on August 19, 2011 at 8:57 a.m.

The whole wolf introduction, throughout the Intermountain West, is clearly about greed over the land. (See “Bad wolf–go to your den,” Aug. 18, 2011). Certain people want the majesty of the West exclusively to themselves, and the wolf is one tool toward that end. The plan is to create financial hardship on ranchers, to get them to sell out and leave, and get rid

of the big game, so the hunters leave, and then be rid of the hated “redneck element.” Then and only then can the towns be flooded with Starbucks and vegan cafes, and the outback be visited only by the green-friendly “dreadlock element.” Ranchers buying into nonlethal wolf control are phonies. They are not concerned about their livestock or making profits. Posted on August 19, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.


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• Wednesday, August 17

News Quirks by Steele Williams

Roger Chandler, 41, of Helena, dies at a Great Falls hospital three days after Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s deputies and Montana Highway Patrol officers twice used a Taser in an attempt to subdue him. Chandler became unresponsive following the second shock. The Criminal Investigations Division says it will review the death.

• Thursday, August 18 Total Fest X kicks off at the Top Hat with several bands including Brooklyn’s Pygmy Shrews and local performance artist Bad Naked. The festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with 45 bands in three nights, plus a record swap and barbecues.

• Friday, August 19 Gov. Brian Schweitzer takes his trusty metaphors to the opinion page of The New York Times. “I like to say we run government like a ranch,” he writes. “In ranching—my old job—you either pinch pennies or go belly-up. We do the same in government. Perhaps Washington can try it.”

• Saturday, August 20 A Missoula woman drives her car off U.S. Highway 93 and into a mobile home at the Blue Mountain Trailer Park. Law enforcement says the woman, 32-year-old Lacey Marie Morin, was trying to turn off the highway when she lost control. She is charged with DUI and failure to carry proof of insurance.

Fairy Floss owner and “head fairy” Sonja Hargrove Heutmaker prepares her organic, fair-trade cotton candy at Downtown ToNight in Caras Park Aug. 18.

Economy Running on empty?

• Sunday, August 21 The Missoula Osprey head into the bottom of the second inning against the Ogden Raptors at Ogren Park Allegiance Field two runs down. But to the delight of the hometown crowd, the Osprey score the next six runs in a three-inning span and pull out an 8-7 victory.

• Monday, August 22 Missoula City Council agrees to ask voters in November whether they want corporations to be considered as human beings. The move comes in response to last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that corporations have First Amendment rights.

• Tuesday, August 23 Smoke hovers over the Garden City as fire fighters continue to battle the 2,000-acre West Riverside Fire in East Missoula. Of the 10 fires burning statewide, the West Riverside Fire is among the largest, second only to the 2,800-acre Big Salmon Lake Fire in the Flathead National Forest.

Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, knew the conservative group’s “Running on Empty Tour” event at Bonner Park on Aug. 19 would receive a mixed welcome from liberal Missoula. “That’s a good thing,” Phillips told the Indy. “We wanted to come into some areas where, frankly, this message is not delivered.” The message is one of free market economics. The group was founded and is funded by billionaire Tea Party bankrollers David and Charles Koch. Its tour aims to highlight how Obama administration policies hinder domestic energy development and drive up gas prices. “(Federal government regulators) come here and they shut down energy production on a routine basis,” Philips told a crowd of several dozen supporters in Missoula, many wearing sun hats and Tshirts with American flags. “It’s devastating for this country.” Phillips received nods from his audience. But on the other side of the park, the Missoula Area Central Labor Council, the Montana

Organizing Project, and folks with MoveOn.org weren’t buying it. The groups launched a counter demonstration. Drawing from “Alice and Wonderland,” they performed a skit called, “Not your Ordinary Tea Party.” A dapper looking Mad Hatter, played by local thespian Reid Reimers, worked to persuade a naive Alice, played by local activist Molly Moody, that she should drink his tea and come around to his way of thinking. “If you get more drilling permits, will the price of gas go down?” Alice asked the Mad Hatter. The Hatter responded, “Hee, hee, no,” and explained that only a few already-wealthy people—like the Koch brothers—will profit from increasing domestic energy production. That explanation left Alice to ask, “Well, why do you call yourselves Americans for Prosperity?” The Hatter’s logic failed to woo Alice, emboldening the demonstrators to march north across the park, past children playing in the grass, to circle the Americans for Prosperity. The counter-demonstrators carried signs that said things such as “The Koch brothers are gross,” and sang about kicking corporate ass as they circled.

One man with the Running on Empty Tour heckled the counter-demonstrators. Phillips just smiled, and took photos of Alice and the Mad Hatter. Jessica Mayrer

Downtown Five developers eye Triangle Missoula’s Riverfront Triangle, at the corner of North Orange and West Front streets, was once the town dump. The piece of prime riverfront property has gone through a couple of transformations since then. The landmark Fox Theater occupied a portion of the site for decades. The land has largely remained vacant in recent years, despite the fact that Missoula has tried six times to develop its 1.87acre slice of the site. The city is making another go of it. In May, the Missoula Redevelopment Agency invited developers to submit project proposals for what’s referred to as the “Fox Site.” The submission deadline passed at the end of last month, leaving Missoula Redevelopment Agency’s Assistant Director Chris Behan to sift through proposals from five compa-

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nies that all have their eyes set on bringing the property back to life. “All these people are very serious and experienced,” Behan says. “They all have big plans.” Three developers—Hotel Fox Partners, the Riverfront Triangle Group, and Intermountain Management—propose building a hotel. A fourth submission from Banks Street Partners suggests housing. Roger Hobbs, of the Orange, Calif.-based R.C. Hobbs Company, is pitching a medical office and apartments. Most of the proposals also incorporate office, retail and restaurant space. A selection committee, made up of MRA staff and community members, will evaluate the proposals. “Then we’ll forward a referral to the MRA Board for one or more (project recommendations),” Behan says. From there, the city will select one proposal and continue working with the selected developer to ensure the project is economically and aesthetically appropriate, Behan says. Developing the site smartly has the potential to reap significant tax benefits for the city, says Downtown Business Improvement District Director of Operations Rod Austin. Austin says he’d love to see a hotel and conference center built on the Fox Site: “It would be another feather in the cap of downtown.” Jessica Mayrer

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about this summer. “We’ll call it river rage,” says local FWP Warden Captain Jeff Darrah. “There are a few individuals in the motorized world who are basically acting as antagonists and they’re making the situation worse,” Darrah continues. “When [access] becomes more restrictive, they will have no one to blame but themselves.” Darrah is referring to the agency’s consideration of new rules that would close the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers near Missoula to high-speed watercraft. More than 700 people weighed in during a public comment period earlier in the summer.

Boating River rage seeps into rules On the evening of Aug. 17, Billy Pfeiffer and two friends were fishing from a raft on the Clark Fork south of Missoula when a powerboat buzzed past, creating waves that Pfeiffer says were big enough to swamp a canoe. Pfeiffer and company expressed their irritation, only to have the powerboat and an accompanying quartet of jet skiers swing back around. The boaters hurled insults at the fishermen, calling them “faggots,” among other things, and threatened violence, Pfeiffer says. “It’s like five guys in a powerboat,” he says. “What do you do? You can’t get away. They’re following me as I try to row away from them down the river, idling next to me, taunting us.” According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the confrontation is one among about a dozen on the Clark Fork the agency has received complaints

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Darrah says the agency will likely present a proposed rule change to the FWP Commission in October. One person has been the focus of at least a few of this summer’s complaints, Darrah says. That person has been driving his powerboat through Brennan’s Wave and otherwise annoying motor-less boaters. But he hasn’t been cited because, as Darrah says, “it’s not illegal—yet.” “It’s not so much that they’re using these devices on the river, it’s that they don’t seem to care about other people using the river,” says Pfeiffer. “It’s frustrating because I think there’s probably a group of powerboat users on the river who are respectful, and they’re going to suffer because there’s a small group of people…who are ruining it, effectively, for all these other users.” Matthew Frank

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Motherhood The Southgate cover-up Magda Martin was nursing her 8-week-old daughter Eleanor on a bench outside Now Care at Missoula’s Southgate Mall nearly two weeks ago when a security guard suggested she cover her breast. “He walked over and was like, ‘Do you have something you can cover up with while you do that?’” she recalls. “I was just kind of shocked.” Her husband, James Martin, was equally stunned when he came out of Now Care with another of the couple’s three children and learned what had just happened. An impassioned James—well aware that Montana law clearly states that women have a right to breastfeed in any location, public or private—went to the mall’s customer service desk to set the record straight. When he arrived at the service desk, the same young guard was standing off to the side. According to James, the guard explained that he asked Magda to cover up at the behest of a supervisor, because the mall was trying to promote a family-friendly environment. James bristled. “I said, ‘What’s more ‘family’ than a woman feeding her child in the most natural way possible?’” Southgate Mall General Manager Tim Winger says the incident boils down to miscommunication. Mall policy reflects Montana law, but periodically teenagers act inappropriately when they spot nursing mothers. When teens appear to be making mothers uncomfortable, mall policy directs staffers to advise them that there are more private places to feed babies, and that, Winger says, is what the security guard should have told Martin. “Our security guard didn’t say what he was supposed to say,” he says. “We wish we were perfect, but we’re not.” Soon after the incident, the Martins commented about it on Facebook. Word spread quickly, prompting local mothers to schedule a nurse-in. At 2 p.m. last Saturday, Aug. 20, roughly 10 lactating women gathered in front of Now Care in Southgate Mall. They distributed information about the laws governing breastfeeding. This time around, mall security said not a peep about covering up. Magda says that’s a good start toward ensuring Southgate protects the rights of mothers and their children. However, the couple would still like an admission that the mall was out of line. “Nobody has apologized to me,” Magda says. Jessica Mayrer

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Tw o w e e k s a g o , M o n t a n a D e p a r t m e n t o f Transportation Director Jim Lynch resigned from his post after six and a half years. It was unclear at first exactly why the man who has weathered so much criticism over Imperial Oil’s heavy haul would simply throw in the towel. Lynch initially indicated, in his resignation letter, that he was leaving MDT to “pursue other opportunities.” Followups from the media suggested a potential gubernatorial bid in 2012, or a return to work in the private sector. Then the allegations of nepotism came to light. Gov. Brian Schweitzer had requested Lynch’s resignation after learning that MDT hired Lynch’s daughter. MDT’s chief human resources officer, Jennifer Jensen, stepped down days later. Hold on. Nepotism? Lynch’s daughter, Emily Rask, joined MDT’s human resources division four years ago. Putting aside the fact that it took this long for the governor to learn of the hiring, we find the allegation more than a tad hypocritical. After all, Schweitzer’s brother, Walter, served as deputy state auditor from December 2008 to February 2011. How exactly does that differ? Lynch claimed in a statement that he played no role in his daughter’s application, interview or selection at MDT. He did not supervise Rask, nor did he work in the same division, he said. Lynch even said he checked with MDT’s legal department and got the all-clear. Schweitzer told a different story regarding Lynch’s resignation. He said that he’d only recently heard of Rask’s employment at MDT from his chief of staff, and felt the situation was a clear violation of the state’s nepotism law. His account butted up against Lynch’s claim that the two reached a mutual conclusion that there was no violation. Lynch told the Associated Press that he submitted his resignation in order to “take the high road.” Someone’s not on the level here. And the shaky stories from Helena have led to rampant speculation. The state GOP quickly posed the question last week: Could the ouster have something to do with Lynch’s possible gubernatorial aspirations? Any such bid would pit him against Attorney General Steve Bullock, who is also widely rumored to be eyeing the Democratic nomination for governor. Schweitzer would never admit to political duplicity playing a role in the resignation. And we’re not inclined to trust Lynch, who repeatedly denied that Imperial Oil’s heavy haul would create a permanent high-and-wide corridor through the state despite having said as much before a legislative committee in 2009. One thing’s for sure, though: Neither of them looks good in all this.

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Desperate measures UM confronts Fort Peck’s youth suicide epidemic by Matthew Frank

It’s a long and lonely road from Missoula to the Fort Peck Reservation in the northeast corner of Montana, but Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, an Assinboine and director of the National Native Children’s Trauma Center at the University of Montana, last week made the trip yet again. She and a group of fellow UM researchers have been making the journey about every six weeks for the last five years, to try to help prevent suicide on the remote reservation. The problem didn’t make headlines until last year, when six teenagers killed themselves in Poplar (pop. 883), and 20

Poplar, and as part of its investigation, they interviewed the community’s youth. The agency identified, among other things, a need for more meaningful adult contact. Zimmerman’s team then began an experimental mentorship program with 47 students at risk for suicide. The students identified someone on school staff that he or she could trust and the staffers agreed to periodically check in with the students about their academic progress and wellbeing. “Basically,” Zimmerman says, “it’s just saying, ‘Glad you’re here. If you need anything, I’m here for you.’”

Colman-Herak works primarily with adults. The tribe’s social services department was recently awarded a $100,000 federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services to promote emotional health in elementary schools—to begin addressing that “Gordian knot of problems” early on. “One of the things in Indian County,” says Judy Gobert, head of CSKT’s social services department, “is that people don’t like to talk about [suicide]. There’s a taboo surrounding it. But now everybody’s talking about it. People don’t wince when you talk about it. The whole community is touched by it when a kiddo or somebody dies by suicide.” In late July, UM’s Native Children’s Trauma Center and Fort Peck Tribal Health Department landed a $1.4 million federal grant for suicide prevention. Zimmerman says it will allow the two entities, in conjunction with the Poplar school district and based on IHS data, to fully implement the mentoring program. It will also provide training for school counseling staff and help employ therapists and case managers. Roxanne Gourneau, of Wolf Point, near Poplar, says, “I fail to see how $1.4 million is going to help the probPhoto by Steele Williams lems that exist here.” Her son, Dalton Gourneau, committed suicide last Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman leads the University of Montana’s efforts to November, after the emergency had prevent youth suicides in Indian Country. been declared. She’s sued the Wolf more tried to, prompting leaders from the The mentorship program has so far Point School Board, the superintendent, reservation’s Assinboine and Sioux tribes to resulted in a drop in violence, which the and the state of Montana, claiming they declare an emergency. Earlier this month, IHS report found to be strongly correlat- were negligent in her son’s death. He the suicide epidemic brought the U.S. ed to being at risk for suicide. Among 10 had been disciplined for allegedly bringSenate Indian Affairs Committee to Poplar students with a history of assaulting ing a can of chewing tobacco to Wolf for a field hearing, chaired by Sen. Jon classmates, the number of assaults fell Point High School the day he killed himTester. from an average of 4.5 per month before self. “That day, what would have saved “This is really about the future of teaming with a mentor to less than one. my son, plain and simple, was an act of Native youth, all youth,” Zimmerman wrote “It really has had a tremendous impact kindness and a phone call to his mother,” in her testimony before the committee. for the kids,” says Zimmerman, who Gourneau says. “Teen suicide is not a single problem in iso- used to serve as the tribes’ suicide preCourts will decide if negligence was to lation, but is part of a tangle of challenges vention coordinator. “That seems pretty blame for Dalton Gourneau’s death, while that includes drug and alcohol abuse, fami- doable.” the interagency effort in northeastern ly, community and gang violence, poor acaAnd perhaps easily duplicated in other Montana to avoid more youth suicides will demic performance and a high drop-put communities. proceed with more resources than ever rate, teen pregnancy, diabetes and obesity. “The problem here is not unlike before. “There’s a lot of work to do,” Pulling a single thread will not untangle the what it is in Poplar,” says Roxana Zimmerman says. “There’s great concern. larger Gordian knot of problems.” Colman-Herak, the Confederated Salish But I think the sense of hopelessness is getAccording to the Indian Health and Kootenai Tribes’ suicide prevention ting replaced by a sense…that we can actuService, the suicide rate among Native program coordinator. She says the ally make a difference. We can provide proAmerican youth and young adults is more Flathead Reservation lacks accurate data grams and interventions that can prevent than three times the national average. on the number of suicides among tribal suicide, and/or can support those who have But Zimmerman’s team brought some members, partly because suicides often chronic depression or a substance abuse good news to the Senate hearing: A youth aren’t reported as such out of respect for issue or suicidal thoughts, in a healthy mentorship program appears to be work- families. But, she says, all you have to do way—and save lives.” ing. Following the emergency declaration is “listen to the [police] scanner” to get a in May 2010, the IHS sent 22 officers to sense of the severity of the problem. mfrank@missoulanews.com

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Fire on the mountain by Chad Harder

The first major fire event of the year stormed into Missoula County on the evening of Monday, Aug. 22 when the West Riverside Fire blew up into a 2,000-acre blaze on the tinder-dry hills north of West Riverside and Milltown. By Tuesday morning, more than 120 regional firefighters and emergency personnel had assembled to fight it. Temperatures in the 90s and gusty winds whipped the fire quickly up the flanks of Woody Mountain, leav-

ing a surprisingly brown-not-black mosaic of lightly burned hillside. Although the fire burned remarkably close to a number of West Riverside homes and sent out embers that ignited grass along Interstate 90, as of press time the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation claimed that “the imminent threat to those homes was greatly diminished,” that no structures were threatened and no evacuations ordered. Tuesday’s firefighting operations focused on the

fire’s eastern and western flanks: two 20-person crews built fire-lines to the west, while other crews with dozers and fire engines targeted the active eastern boundary. Water-dropping helicopters and slurry bombers arrived late in the morning. To see more images of the fire, please go to our blog at missoulanews.com

Sheriff’s deputies work to keep traffic moving and out of the way of emergency personnel.

The southwest ridge of Woody Mountain gets a fresh load of slurry. A federal court ruling last July ordered the Forest Service to look more closely at the effects of toxic fire retardant dumps, giving the agency until the end of 2011 to comply.

A chopper targets a hot spot above West Riverside.

Long haul: As of press time, the 2,000-acre West Riverside Fire was 10 percent contained.

A firefighting chopper redefines water hazard at the Canyon River Golf Club while filling its Bambi Bucket in the Clark Fork.

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It wasn’t very long ago that “globalization” was lauded by virtually every politician as the future of the world. We were told the global marketplace was going to revolutionize our societies and bring us a host of wonderful goods and services that, thanks to global competition, we’d get at the lowest prices possible. My, my, how times have changed. With societal and governmental upheavals rocking the planet, strange and violent weather events destroying predictability for everything from manufacturing to crop production, and raging economic chaos, the death knell for globalization may be ringing. There were certainly some among us who refuted the globalization theories back when they were in vogue, for many reasons that are now proving substantive. First and foremost, people with any societal or environmental consciousness knew that globalization actually meant a rather ugly equation. Wherever raw materials could be obtained with the least regulation or environmental protection, they’d be cheapest. Cut down oldgrowth hardwoods in Indonesia to build cheap furniture? Sure. Ruin the Niger Delta for cheap oil? Not a problem. Run copper mines in South America that kill entire watersheds and rivers? It’s fine, as long as you grease the palms of the local officials. Same went for labor. If you can get things built for pennies instead of dollars per hour, the final cost winds up being less. So what if you hire children and chain them to work tables instead of sending them to school? So what if they’re working in polluted environments that slash years off their lives? So what if they live in hovels with raw sewage flowing by in stinking gutters? What a boon to predatory capitalism that there aren’t any pesky unions to get in the way—you don’t have to worry about picking up the tab for Social Security and, if you play it right, you don’t even have to pay taxes. The bottom line is that you go where the labor is cheap and disposable and add some of the difference between there and civilized working conditions to the fat bonus checks at the end of the year. And then there was that nagging, unanswered question about how everything was going to be shipped globally when the energy sources such transportation relies on are not only finite, but volatile. And it’s not just the energy consumed that has come to plague us, but the subsequent pollution that’s now

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on the verge of killing the planet. We can argue ’til the cows come home about whether or not Peak Oil has already occurred, but it’s getting tougher and tougher to deny the effect global pollution is having on our atmosphere and seas, as well as our drinking water and soil. We can surely ship Montana’s coal to China, but just as surely we’ll be getting the mercury and acid rain back from the emissions to poison Montana’s fish and ravage our lands.

Food travels an estimated average of 1,500 miles from where it was produced to Americans’ tables, so buying locally drastically reduces everything from fuel to packaging to pollution.

What many didn’t predict was the economic turmoil that would engulf the globe and the effect that would have on the emerging global marketplace. No one expected the United States to fall to the crippling effects of the Great Recession, to actually see our economic rating downgraded, to witness tens of millions of Americans losing their jobs and homes. In the simplistic equations of globalization zealots, the greenback would always be strong, our consumer society would always want more of everything, and, of course, we’d always be able to afford whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. But that’s not quite the way it worked out. Instead, when America’s economy tanked and people quit spending so profligately, the world economy rocked. China, for instance, can make all

the cheap goods we could possibly consume—but not if we can’t afford them. Toss in the difficult time the Euro nations are facing now and the situation grows even more perilous. One consequence of globalization is that when the economic dominoes start to topple in one nation, it wreaks havoc on a much greater scale than was ever possible before. It’s always interesting to see how economic theories actually play out in the real world. Globalization has been a leading economic theory for some time now, but as with so many theories, the unforeseen circumstances, unknown variables, and unexpected synergisms have a way of throwing wrenches into the works. So why talk about it now? Well, for one thing, it’s harvest season in Montana. We have a cornucopia of healthy, fresh foods pouring forth all around us. And much of it comes from backyard gardens and local producers whom we know and trust, not from some multinational corporation looking to their bottom line and doing whatever it takes to get there. The horror stories about imported foods are endless, the consequences often grim, if not fatal. Then there’s the whole transportation concern. Food travels an estimated average of 1,500 miles from where it was produced to Americans’ tables, so buying locally drastically reduces everything from fuel to packaging to pollution. And that says nothing about the difference in quality. If you have to transport it across the continent, you can bet it won’t be ripe when it’s picked. Now might be a very good time to re-visit the entire concept of self-sufficiency as the cracks in globalization continue to grow. Do we really want to sell coal to China and get cheap goods in return? Do we really want to eat food produced in industrial feedlots and chemically-intensive factory farms a thousand miles away, tended by immigrant labor for the lowest possible cost? Doesn’t it make a lot more sense to spend our time and money supporting ourselves and our local producers? Sure it does. And then we can tell the globalization proponents: “We hear the death knell ringing, and we know for whom it tolls.” Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@ missoulanews.com.


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The violence of driving It’s not “roadkill,” it’s slaughter by Tom Carter

Slow is not always beautiful, but it’s the best way to experience the West—for better or worse. When I’m cross-country bicycling, I’m out in the air where I can smell everything, including the road surface, petroleum exhaust and carrion, especially deer that have died after being hit by vehicles. Of course, roads are necessary in the rural West—without them we’d be even more isolated than we are—but they are also one of the most disruptive events for wildlife in the history of evolution. Zipping along at 65 or 75 mph or even higher speeds, we become agents of death to all manner of other creatures, whether they walk, fly or slither. And sadly, we don’t even realize what we’re doing. What happens when we go slower? If you really want to know a place or a road through a landscape, walking or riding a bicycle is the way to go. Once, on a cycling tour that took me up the Pacific Coast into Canada and back through the Rockies, I traveled through the Northern Sierras. The day was hot, the asphalt was sticky and I was irritable as the evening came on. Worse, the only campsite I could find was sandwiched between the highway and the shore of a lake. Though the occasional car would burst past, I was able to doze off. But then the full moon started to rise, the wind shifted, and the breeze carried the sickly smell of carrion. The next morning, I was on the road early, and I paused to rest before I tackled a steep hill. Suddenly, a strangely dressed man stepped out of the trees and walked to the edge of the road. He was a curious sight. A big, fully bearded man wearing a white cotton robe that fell to his ankles, exposing bare feet in flip-flops, he also wore a poncho cut from a brown wool blanket.

He thrust a piece of paper into my hand, and I read the message written in big type: “We’re monks who don’t believe in violence of any kind to animals or humans. Don’t eat meat and throw away your leather. Goodbye and good luck.” I must have seemed like a poor customer for his message as I thrust my leather bike shoes into the pedal clips. Struggling to shift gears, I sat back on a leather seat and gripped the handlebars with leather gloves as I pedaled hard up the hill. Then, at the top, I smelled a dead deer before I even saw it.

Every day, I smelled carrion and saw dead birds, skunks, beaver, chipmunks, snakes, dogs, cats and other animals mashed into the road’s surface or lying just off it. I was pedaling through continuous violence. Every day, I smelled carrion and saw dead birds, skunks, beaver, chipmunks, snakes, dogs, cats and other animals mashed into the road’s surface or lying just off it. In the Bitterroot Valley, I even spotted

some flattened fauna that looked like it might have been a mink. Name an animal, and a car has probably killed it. But probably the worst of it was my realization that most of us never seem to give it any thought. There are exceptions: I heard a story about a Zen teacher at Tassajara Monastery in California’s Big Sur who would ask his driver to stop at every dead animal. The monk would get out, bow and bless each roadside carcass. One time, my wife hit a small deer on the Kaibab Plateau in Arizona. I got out and decided to move the poor thing off the road. I grabbed two of its legs and swung it off to the side, but was surprised when the small deer uttered a moan. I left it along the road, thinking it was going to die, but feeling certain that it was better if it didn’t get run over a second time. I stopped at the same spot days later and there was no sign of it. I hope it survived. I know that sometimes hitting an animal smashes a car as well, and I know that sometimes people are killed in such collisions. I’ve come close. One dark night, my wife and I were driving our pickup down that same Kaibab road when we hit a cow. It was a big cow, which, I guess, turned out to be lucky for us, because it stood so high off the ground. When we hit it, our radiator and hood took the impact; of course, the cow didn’t survive. Now whenever I’m in a car, insulated by metal and the power to speed through the world, I try to drive more slowly than almost anybody else. And I bow, or silently nod my head, to all the destroyed creatures that I know are lying on or just beside the road.

What brings you to the Iron Horse today? I am originally from Missoula, but have been living in London for the last 10 years. I'm here visiting and decided to stop for a cold beer. How do you escape the heat on a hot summer day? When in Missoula, definitely by floating the river! Beer Of Choice? Summer Honey or English Ales

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Elvis Costello wonders “What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding?” which I think is a good question, but have you considered its opposite? Roy Zimmerman is a satirist and songwriter seeking answers to the flipside: what’s so funny about war, ignorance, poverty, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Zimmerman has been writing hilarious songs that explore these subjects and more for over 20 years. Now he’s coming to Missoula for a concert, where he’ll sing to us everything he’s learned. He’s been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, so sure, there’s a left-leaning slant. “We used

See it all happen on Sun., Aug. 28, when Roy Zimmerman delivers irreverent, satirical music about your favorite social and political issues, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 102 McLeod Ave, with a suggested donation of $15.

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to have a name for rightwing satire,” he says. “We called it ‘cruelty.’” Lots of important, famous people have said nice things about Zimmerman’s work, but I’m most impressed by praises from Joni Mitchell, who says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.” Check out royzimmerman.com for more about the man, his politics, humor and general antics. –Molly Laich

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Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s Intercultural Dialogue Group, a monthly meeting that aims to bring together people from various backgrounds for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking, every last Fri. of the month at 4:30 PM in the library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info. Come one dog, come all dogs to the Bone Ball in Caras Park, beginning at 5 PM and sponsored by the Humane Society of Western Montana. Visit myhswm.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 27 The X’s are back to mark the spot when the Missoula Public Art Committee hosts a rededication of the big red crossing sculpture at 11 AM on the north end of Higgins.

Exercise is fundamental so get yours in with the Medical Mile Group, sponsored by St. Patrick’s 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. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691.

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If you missed your chance to see Japanther or 10YoGF at Total Fest last week, you’ll have another go at the Hellgate Rollergirls Fundraiser, along with Total Combined Weight and Hurdles, 9 PM at the Palace. $6/$12 for 18–20. (See Soundcheck in this issue.)

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.

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The Clay Studio of Missoula invites you to Homemade & Homegrown, a fundraising dinner in support of the studio, from 6–10 PM at Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery, 4175 Rattlensake Dr. $100 a plate helps support the studio year round. Visit claystudioofmissoula.com.

Get a haircut and get a real job at the Fall Student Employment Job Fair from 9 AM–3 PM at the University Ballroom, where employers will provide information to students seeking part-time jobs during the academic year.

See Roy Zimmerman deliver irreverent satirical music about your favorite social and political issues, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 102 McLeod Ave, with a suggested donation of $15. (See Agenda in this issue.)

Talk transit with the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, which meets the first Thu. of every month. Join them at 10 AM at the Missoula Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Police were able to identify two people who snatched a purse from an 82year-old woman in New Castle, Pa., because the victim’s 89-year-old friend banged the getaway car with her cane as it pulled away. Police Chief Thomas Sansone said officers found the car by matching the dent to the cane and arrested Jerry Brown Jr., 27, and Tatiana Vargas, 21. (Associated Press) While Pittsburgh police Detective Robert DiGiacomo was looking for an assault suspect, a man climbed into his unmarked car and ordered him to get out. DiGiacomo reported he pulled his gun and identified himself to Micah Calamosca, 21, who explained “he was filming the movie ‘Batman,’ and that him taking my vehicle was part of the script.” DiGiacomo added, “At no point did I think that was the truth.” In addition, DiGiacomo noted Calamosca fit the assault suspect’s description. (Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV) POWER OF SUGGESTION - William Melchert-Dinkel, a former nurse from Faribault, Minn., persuaded two people he met online to commit suicide. Prosecutors said he posed as a suicidal female nurse to win the trust of a 32-year-old Englishman and an 18-year-old Canadian woman, then pretended to enter into suicide pacts with them and offered detailed instructions how to take their own lives. (Associated Press) After Wesley McKinley, 16, committed suicide, Sarasota, Fla., school officials placed North Port High School principal George Kenney on administrative leave upon learning he hypnotized McKinley the day before his death. Kenney reportedly has been hypnotizing students for the past two years and had permission from McKinley’s parents to use hypnosis on their son. (Tampa’s WTSP-TV) REVENGE OF THE POO-POO HEADS - After an elementary school in Channelview, Texas, suspended a pupil for uttering the phrase “poo-poo head,” the boy’s mother, Tammy Harris, demanded the school library ban the book “The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby” because it contains the same phrase. A committee rejected Harris’s complaint. She appealed and won. (Houston’s KTRK-TV) SLEEP ASSURANCE - The Crowne Plaza hotel chain introduced “snore monitors” at six of its hotels in Britain to combat noisy sleepers. The monitors patrol the hotels’ designated quiet zones and knock on the door to warn guests who snore too loudly. “Repeat offenders will be offered an alternative room away from the quiet zone for their next stay,” said Laura Simpson, snore monitor at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Leeds. The hotel chain also is testing “snore absorption” rooms at 10 hotels in Europe and the Middle East. The rooms feature soundproofing on the walls and headboards, anti-snoring pillows and white-noise machines. (Reuters) CANINE CAPERS - When Charles Harris tried disposing of his dead Rottweiler’s body by burning it in his backyard, he used gasoline to intensify the fire, which then spread to the house, causing $70,000 worth of damage, according to Prince William County, Va., Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Joe Robertson. Harris was charged with illegal outside burning. (Associated Press) When a pit bull jumped a fence in Jackson, Miss., and lunged at some children, Robert Walker Sr., 53, held the dog with both hands while his wife took the children inside and returned with a .38-caliber revolver. Betty Walker fired two shots, the first of which struck her husband in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital but died. (Jackson’s The Clarion-Ledger) DICKONOMIC THEORY - A Finnish researcher has identified a link between economic development and penis size. Examining figures between 1960 and 1985, Tatu Westling of the Helsinki Center for Economic Research concluded that the smaller a country’s average penis size, the faster its economic growth. Every centimeter increase in penis size, for example, accounted for a 5 to 7 percent reduction in gross domestic production. GDP was highest in countries with average-sized penises and fell at the extremes of penis length, with a collapse in economic growth occurring where the size of male organs exceeds 16 centimeters (6.3 inches). Westling acknowledged his study began “as a half-serious attempt,” but turned serious once he saw that statistical correlations were “so robust.” (GlobalPost online news agency)

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SURPRISE PASSENGER - When witnesses reported a motorcycle rear-ended a minivan in Victorville, Calif., but that the motorcyclist’s body had disappeared, San Bernadino County Sheriff’s official Karen Hunt said the minivan driver discovered the motorcyclist in the backseat while turning around to return to the scene of the accident. Investigators concluded the collision’s impact sent the motorcyclist through the minivan’s rear window. Neither the driver nor the motorcyclist required medical attention. (Victorville’s Daily Press) HOMELAND INSECURITY - The latest threat to national security is “paperwork terrorists,” according to officials in several states from New Jersey to California. People claiming to follow an obscure religion called Moorish Science have been filing bogus legal documents, often written in confusing legal jargon and making outlandish claims about being exempt from U.S. laws. “These are people who engage in the most bizarre leaps of logic,” said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala. “They literally believe that if you lowercase the “u” in the phrase United States, you will break the bonds of government tyranny and become a free man.” Their motives include financial gain, causing a nuisance and maliciously targeting enemies. The bad filings include deeds, liens and other documents. Their latest ploy is moving into foreclosed homes and changing the locks. Pursuing theft or fraud charges is complicated by state laws that vary on whether filing sham paperwork is in itself a crime. (Associated Press) WHO NEEDS MEDICARE? - Police responding to a call from a woman in Glendale, Calif., found her 63year-old husband lying naked on a lounge chair with the handle of a six-inch butter knife protruding from his stomach. The man apparently had attempted surgery on himself to remove a hernia, according to police Sgt. Tom Lorenz, who noted that as officers waited for paramedics to arrive, the man pulled out the knife and shoved a cigarette he was smoking inside the open wound. (Glendale News-Press) GUNS FOR ALL - When Charles W. Sykes Jr., the District of Columbia’s only licensed gun dealer, lost his lease, he couldn’t find another location because of strict D.C. zoning limitations. But federal law requires the city have at least one federally licensed gun dealer to handle lawful transfers of guns from other states. In response, the zoning commission approved an emergency proposal that let Sykes set up shop inside police headquarters and pay just $100 a month rent. (The Washington Times)

At present the University plans to build the COT on this South Avenue near Higgins location. The Golf Course Green Space would be gone forever. Activities currently occurring on these properties include golf leagues, annual charity golf tournaments, cross country races, and more than 22,000 rounds of golf annually. These activities are participated in by students of all ages, University men and women, and local business people. All would have to search for, most never to find, a different location.

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The Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Iraq War vet Noah Pippin went into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Did he ever come out? By Alex Sakariassen Last summer, Noah Pippin scrawled a brief itinerary in a small, spiral bound notebook: “South from Hungry Horse along the eastern edge of the Flathead reservoir to the Spotted Bear River. Then east on Spotted Bear River (traveling on its northern bank) until Blue Lake(s) is reached.”

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It should not have been a difficult route into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, especially not for someone like Pippin, a fit, 30-year-old ex-Marine who’d served three tours in Iraq followed by two years as a cop in Los Angeles. On Aug. 25, 2010, Pippin left his parents’ home in Lake Ann, Mich. He was due in San Diego for duty

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with the California National Guard on Sept. 11. “We were encouraging him to have some fun while he was driving back across country,” says his father, Mike Pippin, “but we didn’t realize he was thinking about Montana.” On Sept. 1, Pippin checked out of the Mini Golden Inns Motel, in Hungry Horse, leaving behind

three pairs of pants and the car chargers for his laptop computer and cell phone. He returned his rented car at the Glacier Park airport and started walking to Blue Lakes. In the first few days of September, several people at the Spotted Bear Ranger Station thought they saw Pippin walking on the gravel road along the Hungry Horse Reservoir.


Fall in the Bob Marshall can be unkind. The temperature was dropping, the wind was rising, and there were snowstorms on the way. Witnesses say Pippin had a small mess kit, a .38 pistol, a plastic gallon jug of water and a green poncho. He did not have a tent. The Pippin sightings slowed to a trickle. Then they stopped cold. But was he still out there?

Testing himself Noah Hooper Pippin was born in Memphis. He was a bold toddler, Mike Pippin says. “We had to watch him because he would climb ladders, climb on top of roofs—scared us half to death a few times.” Two brothers, Caleb and Josiah, soon followed. They were raised in a deeply religious Protestant household. When Noah was eight, the family relocated to an old farmhouse in rural Michigan. The boys would walk a quarter of a mile to the school bus stop in the mornings; on the way home, they’d often play by a stream, watching the frogs, something Noah would later fondly recall. They were a close, traditional family, Mike says. Noah was fond of many animals. His mother, Rosalie Pippin, remembers that of all the stories that she read to the boys when they were young, Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi,” about a mongoose, left an impression on Noah. Years later, when he graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy, he went with his parents and brothers to the San Diego Zoo, she says, where they saw a mongoose for the first time. Noah loved that. Still, the stream and the frogs were about as deep as Noah’s connection to nature and the outdoors got. The family didn’t do much camping. Noah was more inclined toward sports, playing soccer in his youth and then football in high school, on the defensive line. He was always trying to challenge himself. As early as the third grade he asked his parents to let him walk the six miles home from school, alone. “He was an unusual guy in that way,” Mike says. “Very physical, very adventuresome, willing to get out, not afraid of taking risks.” While he was still in school, Noah had a job mucking out horse stalls, but he never learned to ride. Horses frightened him. He liked to tinker with computers, and to read about science, history and philosophy. “He really put a lot of value in the ability of science and reason to solve man’s problems,” Mike says. And he loved to debate. Noah was also interested in foreign cultures, Rosalie says—not so much in travel per se as in learning about the different ways that people lived. He studied French in high school and then in college, and also took courses in Japanese and German. In college, first at Central Michigan University, then at Michigan State University, he left his upbringing behind and began to call himself an atheist. He studied journalism, then switched his major to philosophy, then to pre-law. Finally, after four years, he left without a degree. In those years following 9/11, there was something bigger going on in the world. Noah enlisted in the Marines.

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September 15, 2010, morning Wilderness ranger Kraig Lang was leading five Forest Service officials from Washington, D.C., and the agency’s Missoula office through the Bob Marshall Wilderness, traveling east over the Continental Divide toward My Lake, when his horse spooked at something on the trail. They were ascending a series of switchbacks near Spotted Bear Pass when they saw it: a person wrapped in a sleeping bag and poncho, apparently asleep in the middle of the trail. Lang wasn’t entirely surprised. He’d seen stranger things during his 26 years as a ranger in the Bob Marshall. But the horses were startled and his group couldn’t get through while the man slept. “He kinda sat up and was a little bit startled,” Lang recalls. “I said, ‘You know, I’m sorry but I’m going to have to ask you to get up and move, ’cause I can’t get past you and the horses are afraid of you.’” Lang later recognized the man as Noah Pippin based on a physical description and the man’s “military bearing”; Pippin answered his request with a crisp “Yes sir, right away sir,” he says. Pippin, who had a shaved head, and weighed about 200 pounds when he set out from Michigan, “seemed very fit,” Lang says. “The young guy I met that day easily would have the wherewithal to hike out of the Bob Marshall in a day. He could be in Tahiti right now for all I know. I didn’t see someone

who was on his last legs.” At first Lang took him for a through hiker, a type of minimalist outdoors enthusiast common along the Continental Divide Trail. But Pippin was unfamiliar with the term, Lang says. The Forest Service crew rode past. Pippin apparently continued his trek in the direction Lang and his party had gone, passing over the Continental Divide. He must have followed the trail as it veered south along the Chinese Wall, a line

of cliffs towering above the wilderness. He was already dozens of miles deeper into the Bob Marshall than his original route implied, and he wasn’t done hiking.

A chance to serve A World War II uniform hangs in a glass case on a wall of the living room of the Pippins’ Lake Ann, Mich. home. It belonged to Mike Pippin’s father, who fought in the European Theater. War memorabilia surrounds the case, making it a shrine to the Pippin family’s service record. Mike’s great-grandfather fought for the South in the Civil War. His wife Rosalie’s great-grandfather fought for the North. Mike served in the Navy in the Vietnam era. “Noah was around his grandfather and around all these stories,” says Rosalie. “Noah’s grown up in a family that understands the necessity of war at

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times, and can appreciate that he’s part of a family that believes in country, and that there are men who need to go fight wars sometimes.” With the U.S. invasion of Iraq in early 2003, Noah saw an opportunity to serve his country. The Marine Corps had always been his Plan B if college didn’t work out. At boot camp in Camp Pendleton, Calif., he quickly found that the reality of service didn’t necessarily match up with tales of glory. “But when he’d been in for a while, he enjoyed the structure and the camaraderie, and the reality that it was black-and-white,” Mike says. “The grayness of life has always been difficult for him to deal with. He’s a black-and-white guy.” Military service opened the world to Noah. He spent time in Okinawa, visited Singapore. He stayed in touch with his parents, but, Mike says, he “didn’t talk a whole lot about his service.” From 2004 to 2006, Noah served three tours in Iraq with the 1st Marines 5th Battalion. His first tour put him into combat in the first battle of Fallujah, one of the grimmest chapters of the Iraq War. On his second tour he was in Ramadi, in Al Anbar Province, a stronghold for Iraqi insurgents. On his third tour he returned to Fallujah. Noah and some fellow Marines were guarding a Humvee there, says Mike, when “a brand-new SUV darted out of a side street, pulled right up to them and blew up. Knocked unconscious all four of the guys, blew all the (Humvee) doors open.” Noah was hospitalized for 48 hours. Then he insisted on returning to active duty. “He always plays down anything like that,” Rosalie says. “He always feels like other guys have lost limbs and lost lives…as long as he could keep moving, he wasn’t in it for glory, he was just there to do his best.” Mike doesn’t discount the possibility that Noah suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Still, his only hint that war altered his son’s mind came during one of Noah’s few visits to Lake Ann after his third tour of duty. He and Mike were driving through the Michigan countryside in the family convertible. It was night. The moon was out. “I just, off the top of my head, said, ‘You know, Noah, we’d often see the moon and think about you [in Iraq] and pray for you, and wonder what in the world you’re doing or thinking about on the other side.’ And he said, ‘Dad, quite honestly, the only thing I was thinking about was there’s someone out there trying to kill me.’” Noah left the Marines in early 2007. Rosalie says he was looking for opportunities to earn more money, perhaps to eventually own his own business. He heard the Los Angeles Police Department was recruiting former soldiers for academy training. It seemed a decent start for civilian life. “He could start saving up but still be in some action situations,” Rosalie says. “That helped him decide.”

September 15, 2010, evening Pippin strolled into the camp of three Arlee elk hunters at My Lake. Robert Schall, one of the hunters, says he looked like “a good, stable backpacker,” a man “in good health.” Pippin stayed in their camp long enough for two cups of coffee and a dose of chitchat. It was “real light conversation,”

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Diego. “He was always motivated, always cooperative, always enthusiastic. No matter what kind of dirty detail you gave him, it got done.” Many of the Guard’s reserve soldiers in San Diego are “police officers, firemen, customs agents, border guards,” Hegerle says. Many of them, Hegerle included, are also former Marines. Yet even in the Guard, Noah didn’t have many buddies. “He really wasn’t that type of guy,” Hegerle says. “He was very professional in almost all his dealings.” Noah graduated from the police academy in May 2008 and was detailed to southeast LA, an area of the city known for racially charged gang violence. In 2008, he set his sights on a new goal: a deployment with his Guard unit to Kosovo. Rosalie, his mother, says he was eager to see Eastern Europe and had his heart set on the opportunity. Training for the assignment brought him closer to home, to Indiana, just in time for Christmas. It was the last time the entire Pippin family was together. A few weeks later, Noah injured his knee when a helicopter malfunctioned during a training exercise. Instead of Kosovo, he was sent to Fort Knox, Tennessee, for surgery, then back to LA for rehab. He worked a desk job in the interim and returned to the LAPD when he’d recovered. Hegerle says Noah was very disappointed that he was unable to move forward with his unit. Hegerle says rumors began to circulate in Noah’s unit early last year about a possible mobilization in 2012, though no specific location was mentioned. Mike, Noah’s father, says Noah hadn’t volunteered for any specific duty assignments abroad, but his son believed that, given his previous combat experience, any mobilization would result in him being stationed in Afghanistan. Then, in June 2010, Noah quit the LAPD. He left his home and car in Southern California and traveled back to Michigan to visit his family. His next duty assignment with the guard was set for the weekend of September 11. When his son left Michigan to drive back to California, “he had decided that he was just going to try something different,” Mike says, unsure what that something was.

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Noah Pippin, standing left, during a training exercise at the Los Angeles Police Academy, 2008. photo courtesy Branden Jew

have been warm enough for the cold, the rain and the wind that can develop in the Bob Marshall without warning in the fall. The sight of him triggered a protective, almost motherly instinct in Donelle. “I engaged in a conversation with him, but my focus was trying to get him to relax because I wanted him to stay. I had this feeling in my gut. So I started talking to him.

‘Where did you come from?’ ‘How long have you been out?’ “He told us he’d been out for 13 days, that he’d come from up in the Hungry Horse area. He said he was going to follow the [Chinese] Wall, and I said, ‘You know, the trail goes away from the Wall and out towards Benchmark.’” Pippin never answered her directly when she asked if he had a map, Donelle says. He seemed to indicate that he had one buried in his pack, but when she invited him to look over hers, he became engrossed. She told him the trail turned east, away from the Wall, near Cliff Mountain. He indicated he planned to leave the trail and bushwhack to White River Pass. She tried to convince him to stay, she says, to accept some food, to not leave the trail. But he was “hell-bent” on his plan, as if hiking the length of the Chinese Wall were an item on a bucket list. He seemed reserved and distracted. “So I asked, ‘Well, will you eat with us? We’ve got way too much food and we’re going to have to pack all this food out.’ He wouldn’t. His remark to me was, ‘Oh, I’ll just crawl up under a tree.’ It was a bit disturbing to me, honestly it was. It just didn’t sit right.” Vern Kersey wasn’t part of that conversation. He and his son remained about 40 yards away. But they heard every word. As Pippin left the Kersey’s camp, headed south, Donelle says her daughter’s active imagination kicked in. She asked, “What’s up with that guy? He doesn’t have a tent or anything. What if he’s a psycho?” photo courtesy Donelle Kersey

Vern Kersey of Great Falls was hiking near his family’s camp below Salt Mountain with his 11-year-old son, Trevor, when they spotted a man in a green poncho filling a gallon milk jug out of lower Rock Creek. The two hailed Pippin, but his response was curt. Minutes later, Donelle Kersey and her 16-year-old daughter, Shelby, watched as Pippin wandered down the trail right by their camp. When Donelle greeted him, she says, Pippin patted his hip calmly. “Just to let you know,” he said, “I’m packing.” “I took it just as a courtesy,” Donelle says. “‘I have a pistol,’ you know? Didn’t want me to freak out.” Donelle wasn’t sure what to make of the hiker. Her family is seasoned in the unpredictability of Montana’s backcountry. They had come prepared. Pippin hadn’t. “My immediate feeling was, ‘This guy shouldn’t be in here like this. He needs to stay here. It’s getting dark, he obviously needs some food, he doesn’t have a tent.’ It almost made me sick to my stomach.” Pippin’s gear was minimal, Donelle recalls, The Kersey family’s camp below the Chinese Wall, the and the clothes beneath his poncho could not morning after their encounter with Noah Pippin.

“I said, ‘Shelby, this is a man who, okay, wife and kids just left him and he wants to be by himself.’”

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Connecting the dots On Sept. 11, 2010, Sgt. Scott Hegerle called Michigan from San Diego and informed Mike and Rosalie Pippin that their son had failed to show up for a training weekend with the California National Guard. He had a simple question: Where was Noah? “We said, ‘Well, he’s supposed to be with you. Don’t you know where he is?’” Mike says. “We thought, ‘He’s not AWOL, he’s not really in any trouble, they’re allowed to skip drills. Maybe he’s just running late or decided to take that weekend off.’ But when we hadn’t heard from him for a week or two more, and his sergeant hadn’t heard from him, we began to grow concerned.” As the weeks passed, prayers and reflections punctuated the Pippins’ lives. The Michigan State Police were slow to start an investigation, Mike says, but when they did, they found that Noah had returned his rented car in northwestern Montana in late August. At the same time, Hegerle, in San Diego, began putting pieces together. He’d been trained to recognize the signs of PTSD in his soldiers, as all officers in the armed forces are. Now he saw the signs in Noah: resigning from the LAPD, moving out of his house, leaving his car behind in California. Rosalie says they were “on alert for that in our boy.” He’d seen battle, she says, he’d killed people, seen buddies incapacitated by PTSD. “Neither in the military nor in the LAPD did Noah ever feel he could seek out help even if he had a need.” Mike traveled to Kalispell to meet with Flathead County Sheriff ’s Detective Sergeant Pat Walsh. The department subpoenaed Noah’s bank records and tracked his last known expense to the Mini Golden Inns Motel. Beyond that room charge and Noah’s possessions, which were discovered in the motel’s lost and found, there were no leads.

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From left, Rosalie, Noah, Caleb and Mike Pippin shortly before Noah left Lake Ann, Mich., on August 25, 2010.

“We didn’t know at that time that he’d been to the Bob Marshall Wilderness,” Mike says. “We didn’t find that information, that note of Noah’s with directions to the Blue Lakes area, until about January or February, when it was already snowed in.” (They found the notebook among possessions he’d left in Lake Ann.) “So we just had to wait through the winter until Detective Sergeant Pat Walsh told us that it might be good to come around the beginning of June. Maybe the snow would be off and we could search, see if we could find any evidence of Noah in the area.” A TV station in the Flathead Valley ran a story on Noah’s disappearance in November 2010. About a week after Thanksgiving, the Pippins received a call from a woman in Missoula who claimed to have seen a man who looked like their son outside a bar. This June, an elk hunter from Arlee caught a KPAX update on the case. He called his friend Robert Schall, believing the missing person to be the same man who had wandered into their camp at My Lake the previous summer. Schall called Mike and Rosalie Pippin several times and told them all the details he could recall, including that the weather turned “terrible shitty” shortly after they saw Noah. Schall said he’d also seen a Forest Service ranger that day who might have seen Noah. Walsh tracked down Kraig Lang, who told him he’d made contact with a Great Falls family along Noah’s route. An article in the Great Falls Tribune’s outdoors section prompted Donelle and Vern Kersey to call in. Every one of the people to see Noah on September 15

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agrees he was 15 to 20 pounds lighter that day than in the older images they later saw. The Pippins received one additional call from Missoula early this summer. An unknown woman told them she saw a man in a military-style boonie hat standing outside the Army Navy store on North Higgins Avenue. The hat, with a wide, full brim, is common working garb for men and women in the armed services. The man looked like a vagrant, the woman said, but the hat, the shortcropped hair and clean face led the spotter to believe it was Noah. He was holding a sign stating he was broke and needed money for a bus somewhere, she said. The woman failed to note his destination. The Pippins visited Montana in June to search the backcountry themselves. They found nothing. Deep snowpack prevented the Flathead County Sheriff ’s Department from conducting an aerial search of the Chinese Wall until early August of this year. Walsh worked alongside Flathead County Search and Rescue Coordinator Brian Heino as well as representatives from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff ’s Department in an attempt to spot any trace of Noah Pippin. One problem, Walsh says, is that it sounds like “everything he had on was green.” “It wasn’t like he was wearing the usual red backpack, anything like that,” says Heino. “It was green and camo. With all those difficulties, even right now, searching is difficult…You’re looking for objects, especially when you’re doing aerial searches, that don’t blend into the environment.”

Heino says that finding Noah—if he’s there—will likely require a multiagency ground search, with horses, a base camp, and supplies. As for the odds that Noah made it out and is living off the grid, Walsh says he isn’t holding his breath. “I think there would have been some activity on his credit cards, his phone, something…I suspect he didn’t make it. We have nothing else to go on.” Shortly after the Kerseys made contact with the Pippins this summer, 11-year-old Trevor had difficulty sleeping for two weeks. Vern Kersey began having nightmares. “One dream, he’d made it his life’s mission to find [Noah],” Donelle says. “Another dream he found him. He walked into this little hut up by the Wall, he walked in and there was this guy sitting at a table with his head down. “He walked over and tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘Hey, hello, hello.’ And he kinda lifted the guy’s head up and here’s this guy that’s just like almost a skeleton—still alive, but almost like a skeleton.” The Kerseys have begun to see Noah everywhere. “You can’t help it,” Donelle says. “You look twice. You run it over and over in your head, thinking, ‘Could he have survived?’” Much of the time when Mike and Rosalie Pippin talk about their oldest son, their optimism shines through in their use of the present tense. The two sightings in Missoula have given them a sliver of hope. But occasionally, they slip. “My son was a tough guy, he was,” Mike says. “He was a brave, tough man. But he had a gentle heart.” asakariassen@missoulanews.com


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Zucchini: four questions FLASHINTHEPAN In my old neighborhood, doors were locked only during zucchini season. This forced would-be zucchini donors to leave their boxes on the porch, like abandoned babies on church steps. The growers feel a sense of responsibility not to let their food go to waste, but become so sick of zucchini they couldn’t possible eat them all. As the zucchini pile up, they begin acting like zombies. Granted, they’re zombies that can’t walk toward you with their arms out in front of them, but they keep coming nonetheless, no matter how many stir-fries, fritters, pizzas, and tamales you throw them at. So here are answers to four burning questions about zucchini that will help you appreciate, utilize and understand this crop that, as we speak, is taking over gardens across the northern hemisphere. Big or Small? While any size zucchini is edible, the quality starts to decline practically as soon as they’re big enough to see with the naked eye, and any zucchini larger than the average cucumber should be avoided. The seeds get bigger, the skin gets thicker, and the flesh starts to dry out. Many European shoppers won’t buy a zucchini that doesn’t still have a flower attached. Speaking of zucchini blossoms, harvesting and eating them is a great way to keep your zucchini supply under control, as you’re literally nipping future zucchini in the bud. Maxime Bouneou, a French chef in New Mexico, makes wonderful stuffed zucchini flowers. He prefers the blossoms that have a little pinky of new fruit growing from them, as if there is extra pleasure to be had in cradle-robbing. Or maybe zombies have traumatized him. A final note on the big vs. small dichotomy: the difference between summer squash, of which the zucchini is a member, and winter squashes like acorn or butternut, is that summer squashes are eaten while young and tender during summer, and winter squash varieties are consumed after they harden in fall. Yellow or Green? Shoppers at farmers markets often gravitate to yellow zucchini because they look pretty on a plate.

Conventional wisdom says they taste the same. I detect a mild, off-putting pungency in the aftertaste of yellows, though I have yet to find anyone who agrees with me on this, and some people find the yellow ones sweeter. According to eleven-year-old Natasha Slotnick, currently growing up on a farm in Montana, “Yellow is weirder on the inside and the outside is thicker.” Natasha’s mom Kim has tried growing several varieties of yellow zucchini and she says they all develop a thicker skin at a younger age than green ones, so she harvests them even younger than she does the greens. Chef Maxime doesn’t like yellow zucchini because they have “way too much seed in them and the flesh is drier. It

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Sweet or Savory? When you have more zucchini than neighbors to dump it on, you don’t have to choose between sweet and savory recipes, because zucchini goes both ways. Clotilde Dusoulier, Parisian foodie and author of the blog Chocolate & Zucchini, writes that she hadn’t even tried the two together when she chose that name. She simply liked the contrast between earthy, healthy zucchini and decadent chocolate. It turns out that chocolate and zucchini play well together in both sweet and savory applications. On her blog, Dusoulier shares an adaptation of a family chocolate cake recipe that she’s modified to include zucchini. It’s very involved, but worth checking out. Alas, my family doesn’t have its own chocolate cake recipe. But growing up we did usually have a jar of Hellmann’s mayo in the fridge, and Hellmann’s mayo always has recipes on the label, one of which was for chocolate mayonnaise cake. ( You can find the recipe at Photo by Ari LeVaux Hellmanns.com.) This became the closest looks like a washed-up vegetable that never sees the thing I had to a family chocolate cake recipe, and it sun. I don’t find it has very much quality, culinary-wise.” opened the door to a realization I’ve lived by ever Ironically, yellow zucchini are often more expensive since: you can put mayo in practically anything and than greens, which is yet another reason to avoid them. make it better. You could almost say the same thing about zucchini, including in chocolate cake. I’ve had good luck Fresh or Frozen? Like most food, zucchini is better fresh. But adding grated zucchini to the Hellmann’s chocolate before you allow a pile of zucchini to guilt-trip you mayonnaise cake, as well as many other chocolate into eating more than your body is designed to cake recipes, including boxed mixes. The shreds of appreciate, remember: it’s quick and easy to put that zucchini melt into the batter and don’t interfere with the baking process, while adding moisture, fiber, and zucchini in frozen storage for later. The University of Missouri recommends steam- bulk to the finished product, even as it remains in the blanching unpeeled grated zucchini for 1 to 2 min- background, virtually undetected. And on the savory side, a great summertime zucutes until translucent. Drain well and pack in containers sized to fit your favorite recipes. Cool by plac- chini option is to sauté zucchini chunks with ing the containers in cold water. Seal and freeze. If chopped onions until soft, then add fresh cut corn, watery when thawed, drain the liquid before using garlic, crushed chiles, black pepper, and soy sauce. It’s kind of like succotash, but there is no suffering the grated zucchini. Frozen grated zucchini can be a commodity in involved. If only all zombies were so easily subdued as winter, successfully assimilating in a surprising number of dishes, from tomato sauce to stuffing to zucchini.

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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 What are Veneers? Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. 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.

Missoula’s Best Coffee

HAPPIESTHOUR The Wilderness Bar of Lincoln Why you’re here: Maybe because it’s game day, the Griz just spanked Cal Poly, and on your way back over the divide, you stop the RV in Lincoln to gas up and throw one down. Atmosphere: On a recent afternoon, one of the flat-screen TVs shows Billings little-leaguers playing South Dakota in the Little League World Series. A big inflatable football hangs from the ceiling. There are pool and poker tables and keno machines. The bathrooms are labeled “Bucks” and “Does.” A fuzzily lettered sign above the bar says, “No sex causes bad eyes.” Another sign says the bar reserves the right to refuse service to anyone: “We don’t care how much money you have or who your daddy is.”

Photo by Alex Sakariassen

What you’re drinking: Owner Ethel Peterson says Werthers—butterscotch schnapps with a touch of Crown Royal—and Jäger bombs are the most popular drinks. As for beer, “It used to be Bud Light, but Miller’s right on its tail.”

Why you’ll stop again: Because besides the bar, which includes the Scapegoat Eatery, the Wilderness Bar has a beer garden out back where it hosts live music, such as last weekend’s Fiddlers Jamboree, plus miniature golf and horseshoes. There’s live poker on Friday and Saturday nights. “We’ve always got something going on,” Peterson says. —Matthew Frank

Happy Hour: Seventy-five cents off all drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. The “twilight” happy hour runs from 9 to 11 p.m.

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.

NOT JUST SUSHI Menu Has Changed!

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. $$–$$$

More Sushi, More Sushi, More Sushi Join us for Monday $1 night and try our expanded Sushi menu!

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 We’re the place for all things Griz! Tailgate with us and catch a ride to and from every home football game! Join us every Tuesday for the Coaches Show, broadcast live at 6pm. Chat with the coaches and have a pound and a pitcher for $12! $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. 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!

$…Under $5

3621 Brooks St. Missoula 728-3228 paradisefallsmissoula.com

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Sushi Bar & Japanese Bistro

403 North Higgins Ave • 406.549.7979

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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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David Boone takes you on a blue-collar folk ride and looks good doing it at Break Espresso Fri., Aug. 26, at 7:30 PM. The show is a UK send-off so he can record an album in London. $5.

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Those looking to learn more about real estate market trends and issues, including buying, selling and foreclosures, are hereby invited to the Realty Alert Roundtable,

which meets this and every Thu. at noon upstairs at Paradise Falls, 3621 Brooks St. Free. E-mail RealtyAlert@live.com. Unity Church of Missoula is hosting a pet blessing ceremony at 2 PM in the side yard, where you can receive a special blessing for your pet. Bring a pet toy, food or cash to donate to the Humane Society of Western Montana. 546 South Ave. W. Free.

nightlife The streets of downtown Kalispell are hopping this and every week this summer for Thursday Fest, with food, beverage, end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., August 26, 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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Cinemas, Live Music & Theater Snow Flower and the Secret Fan PG-13 Nightly at 7 Incendies R Nightly at 9 Cave of Forgotten Dreams Nightly at 7 NO show Fri 8/26 or Sat 8/27 A Better Life Nightly at 9:10 NO show Fri 8/26 or Sat 8/27

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Saturday, August 27th, 9am -2am

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY! FREE bowling all day (limit 3 games per person plus shoe rental) $1.00 drafts, sodas, hot dogs. Door-prize drawings all day. Monday & Wednesday 9pm-2am $15 per lane all you can bowl!! Text to 72727 funcenter or funcenter 2 for specials & promotions!

The City and County of Missoula will conduct a

PUBLIC MEETING Monday, August 29, 2011 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.

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Blue suede shoes not pictured. See Igor & Red Elvises play a rockabilly surf show at the Badlander, Fri. Aug. 26, at 9 PM. $10. redelvises.com, yo.

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. Learn the fine art of native plant seed collecting and propagation techniques from 5:30–7:30 PM at Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens, under the big silver water tower at the Fort. Free. MontanaNaturalist.org or call 327-0405. Full Grown Men promises to rock so hard at Downtown ToNight,

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as part of Caras Park’s ongoing concert series on Thursdays from 5:30–8:30 PM. Free.

levels are welcome, 7–8:30 PM at 607 B Grantsdale Rd. in Hamilton. Free. Call 381-0617.

Maybe you have the night off, but The Workers are, you know, working at the art of rock, 6–8:30 PM at the Bitterroot Brewery. Visit bitterrootbrewing.com. (See Noise in this issue.)

Leisure suit plus beer goggles not r e q u i r e d : Tr i v i a l B e e r s u i t , 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. E-mail Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com.

Ta k e s o m e t i m e o u t f o r Devotional Singing, led by Brian Yayu Jameon, whose gentle nature and humor encourages the shy singers. All experience


Bowling and karaoke go together like fingerless mitts and meat cutters during Solid Sound Karaoke at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING. Women give a thumbs up to spirits during Ladies’ Night at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar and Grill, 4063 Hwy. 93 S., which features half-off drinks for women and occurs this and every Thu. starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free. Call 251-5402. Pa r t y w i t h o u t f u t u r e c o n s e quences at the Badlander during their 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.

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Families can get help narrowing their search for quality child care, and find out if they qualify for assistance, with Child Care Assistance, which is offered by Child Care Resources from 8 AM–5 PM Mon.-Fri. at its office, on the lower level of 105 E. Pine St. Free. Call 728-6446 and visit childcareresources.org. Especially for those of you calling campus home for the next year, you won’t want to miss UM president Royce C. Engstrom’s State of the University Address, 10 AM at the Montana Theatre. Learning is fundamental at umt.edu.

Cool off with some silky smooth tuneage in the folk vein when the Palace hosts a night of free music by locals Javier Ryan, the Josh Clinger Trio, and others, at 9 PM. Free.

High schoolers go towards the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Young Adult Writers Group, which meets at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

Get country strong at the Sunrise Saloon for Quenby and the West of Wayland Band, 9 PM at 1805 Regent St. Cover TBA.

Come together right now for some bocce ball and then a beatles singing-fest at the Pinewood Studios End of Summer Beatle-apalooza Singalong, 4–7 PM at the Missoula Winery at 5646 W. Harrier. Free. Visit missoulawinery.com.

Yodel your favorite hit with the backing of a band during live band karaoke with Party Trained at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, this and every Thu. at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 830-3277. 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. Cross your karaoke sword with others during Combat DJ and Karaoke nights, this and every Thu. at the Press Box, 835 E. Broadway St., at 10 PM. Free. 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. It’s going to be a weird night when Potcheen play celtic punk and The Skurfs attempt surf punk, 10 PM at the Top Hat. $3. (See Spotlight in this issue.)

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

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Party, with food, bands, a silent auction and general muddiness, 6–11 PM at 629 Phillips St. $15 or $10 for MUD members. Visit mudsite.org. (See Mountain High in this issue.) Sit back, drink some wine and let El 3-Oh! play the gypsy jazz for you, 6:30 PM at Ten Spoon Vi n e y a r d & Wi n e r y, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Free.

with Lynne Roberts This standing low-impact exercise strengthens from the inside out. The core of strength comes from the ground and results in improvements in:

See local actresses Kim Kaufman and Evelyn WIdhalm portray two tough, early Montana women, 8 PM at Beavertail Hill State Park, 26 miles east of Missoula on I90. Call 273-4253.

balance • muscular strength • mobility • mental clarity It's GREAT for everyone!

Be thankful the freedom to speak includes the freedom to sing when you sidle up to the mic at karaoke night at the VFW, kicking off at 9 PM. Free.

For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Mangan at 406-721-0033 or rwlcmt@gmail.com. For a complete listing of our classes, please visit www.redwillowlearning.org. Sliding scale fee available. Red Willow Learning Center, 825 West Kent Street, Missoula

Mondays, September 12-October 17 4:45-6:00pm $60.00 for 6-week series Sliding scale is available.

Feel free to flail around like a rock star whilst busting out your best version of Hall and Oates’ “Kiss on My List” during Combat Karaoke at the Deano’s Casino near Airway Blvd., 5318 W. Harrier, every Fri. at 9 PM. Free. Shake it like a salt shaker when DJ Sanchez cranks out the jams at The Office Bar, 109 W. Main St. in Hamilton, every Fri. at 9 PM. Free. Call 363-6969. It’s time for an all-request video dance party to celebrate the week’s end: Feelgood Friday featuring hip hop video remixes with The Tallest DJ in America at 9 PM at The Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway. Free. Call 543-5678. Belt out a few bars of somethin’ sweet at Karaoke by Figmo at Joker’s Wild Bar and Restaurant, 4829 N. Reserve St., which features “Brain Strain” trivia and “Scaryoke Karaoke” at 9 PM. Free.

Come one dog, come all dogs to the Bone Ball in Caras Park, beginning at 5 PM and sponsored by the Humane Society of Western Montana. Visit myhswm.org.

Soak it up and sing it down to some 67,000 tunes when The Outpost Restaurant & Saloon, 38500 W. Hwy. 12 at Lolo Hot Springs, presents karaoke with KJ Mark, starting at 9 PM. Free. Call 273-4733.

There’s a new cook in the kitchen and he wants to ply you with free appetizers, soups and drinks every Fri. from 5:30–9:30 PM at Hong Kong Chef, 2009 Brooks St. Free. Call 549-6688.

Bring the kids with you for The Top Hat’s Family Friendly Fridays at 6 PM, this week with Freetown Turnaround. Free.

Thirty years of Missoula Urban Demonstration project, oh no they didn’t! Join the good people at MUD for the MUD Garden

Tai Chi Chih

Get caught in a red trap on account of loving me too much at Igor & Red Elvises, a rockabilly surf show at the Badlander, 9 PM. $10. redelvises.com, yo.

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Dreads, weed, hemp jewelry and other words abound when Jamaica’s Bobo David plays with fellow reggae artists Ras Indio, Ras Iyahson, Ras Ceylon and DJ Yahred, 9 PM at the Palace. $10. Get tickets at Ear Candy.

starting at 9:30 PM at Five Valleys Bowling Center, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Free. Call 549-4158.

See some bunnies and the men who love them at a sneak peak of The Life and Times of the American Playboy at the Wilma Theatre. Show starts at 9 PM. Suggested donation of $5.

Liven things up in your love life, or just take comfort in watching the cosmos, during public observing night at the Blue Mountain Observatory where you’ll get to gander at nearby planets, stars and nebulae at an estimated observing time of 9:30 PM. Free. Call 243-5179 before you go and get directions by

Bowling commingles with a laser light show and some DJ tunes from Kaleidoscope Entertainment

Get your dance on and eschew all things not-liquor when Whiskey Rebellion plays a free show at Union Club, 9:30 PM.

clicking over to physics.umt.edu/ bluemountain. 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. Since you’re already in the mood, might as well check out The Life and Times of the American Playboy afterparty at the Top Hat with Pinky and the Floyd, 10 PM. $7 or $2 with Wilma ticket stub. Advance tickets available at tophatmissoula.com.

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Hit the rapids with your paddle or face on the Alberton Gorge Rafting Trip, sponsored by UM Outdoor recreation. $60 gets you equipment, transportation, lunch and guides. Register through the UM Outdoor program at 243-5172.

The motorcycle goes vroom? Hang out at or participate in the Big Sky XC Motorcycle Race at Big Sky Resort, Aug. 27–28. It’s a big deal. There’s camping, big bikes making big noises and more and more. Go to bigskyxc.com.

Celtic Pirate Rock, eh? Okay, I’ll bite. That’s how Potcheen sums up their unique blend of music, and it turns out, it’s pretty descriptive. Their sound has that Celtic, Irish band feel (Think Flogging Molly) mixed with bluegrass and whimsy. The stuff they choose to sing about gives them the Pirate feel, along with the Pirate-outfitted tour bus they drive around the country in, but I’ll get to that.

could, for example, shave his chest with a rusty razor. We could stick him in a barrel with a hosepipe on him, except what’s a hosepipe and where would we find one? How about we just put him in bed with the captain’s daughter? (For the win!) Surely you’re familiar with the modern-day equivalent: draw a penis on his forehead and call it a night.

Potcheen’s music borrows from many traditions in a modern-day mash-up of silliness. I’m a sucker for re-imagined covers, and once I heard Potcheen’s rendition of “Drunken Sailor 2009,” my heart was warmed. You know the song, even if you think you don’t. It wonders, “What will we do with a drunken sailor?” Originally written in 1891, the song offers many solutions on what one could do with a drunken sailor so early in the morning. We

The plot thickens when we learn that Potcheen’s lead singer, “Cap’n” Christian Blochinger isn’t just about Celtic pirate folk, but also has a vested interested in pioneering sustainability. Their pirate-outfitted tour bus is named Bonny and runs on vegetable oil. Beyond that, they use solar panels for power, print their CD inserts on recycled material, and just try to spread the message of green touring to musicians everywhere.

WHAT: Potcheen, with The Skurfs WHEN: Thu., Aug. 26 at 10 PM WHERE: the Top Hat HOW MUCH: $3 MORE INFO: thepotcheenfolkband.com

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So what do we have here? We’ve got traditional Irish music, an enthusiasm for pirates, debauchery, mayhem, and finally a passion for green living, all wrapped into an enthusiastic live performance coming at you this weekend at the Top Hat. Also they dress like clowns and are Hare Krishna’s. I’m completely making that last part up. Of course that would be too much.

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Keep it local every Sat. from 8 AM–1 PM as you head down to the Clark Fork River Market (clarkforkrivermarket.com), which takes place beneath the Higgins Street bridge, and to the Missoula Farmers’ Market (missoulafarmersmarket.com), which opens at 8:30 at the north end of Higgins Avenue. If you’re after non-edibles, check out East Pine Street’s Missoula Saturday Market (missoulasaturdaymarket.org), which runs 9 AM–1 PM. Free to spectate, and often to sample. Reel one in for the thrill of it duri n g a S a l m o n / L a k e Tr o u t Tournament at Fort Peck Reservoir. Lure for details by calling 526-3442 . Check out all things related to the fine art of shooting ducks at the Teller/Bitterroot Valley Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event, with activities beginning at 9 AM. $10 gets the kids in with a lunch, and $5 covers adult’s lunch. Register for the shindig online at mt.ducks.org. Your bedtime tales of college-age debauchery fall a little short of

the mark. Family Storytime offers engaging experiences like stories, fingerplays, flannel-board pictograms and more at 11 AM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK. The X’s are back to mark the spot when the Missoula Public Art Committee hosts a rededication of the big red crossing sculpture at 11 AM on the north end of Higgins Ave. Get in touch with your underground branches at the River City Roots Festival, which goes down all day Aug. 27–28 and includes music, a fine arts show, stuff for the kids and a 4k Walk/Run. For event schedule and other facts, check out rivercityrootsfestival.com. Free. (See Spotlight in this issue.) The woolen warriors of Missoula’s Stitch ‘N’ Bitch needlework circle bring the world to drink every Sat. at 2 PM at Bernice’s Bakery, 190 S. Third St. W. Free. BYO yarn and needles.

nightlife Order a little wine and let David Boone take you on a musical journey, 6:30 PM at Ten Spoon Vi n e y a r d & Wi n e r y, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Free. Det er Danish metal, what more do you need to know? Volbeat are playing the Big Sky Brewery at 8 PM with Cold & Anchored. Tickets are $25 and available at Rockin Rudy’s, by calling 1-8774FLY-TIX or online at TicketFly.com. 5417 Trumpeter Way. The most beautiful pairing of words ever takes the stage when Cellar Door plays 8 PM at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. Visit bitterrootbrewing.com. Free. A program on bears, delivered by bear biologists, with possible bears in attendance awaits you at Salmon Lake State Park, 5 miles South of Seeley Lake off Hwy 83 at 8 PM. Free. Call 240-0155. Solid Sound Karaoke proves that music can also be a liquid or a gas, but never plasma, at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING. Kris Moon and special guest DJ Hotpantz guarantee to keep you dancing to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bassheavy beats ‘til the bar closes


during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free.

gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

Eisenhower in Ronan. Visit theredpoppy.org or call 676-3010.

When DJ Sanchez commands the turntables every Sat. at 9 PM at The Office Bar, 109 W. Main St. in Hamilton, nobody’s exempt from the mandatory “dance down the bar” rule. Free. Call 363-6969.

Let’s all cuddle with folk jazz from Jason Spooner Trio and bluegrass by the Little Smokies, 10 PM at the Top Hat for $5. Get tickets at tophatmissoula.com.

Go with the jam when The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others, from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949.

Belt out a few bars of somethin’ sweet at Karaoke by Figmo at Joker’s Wild Bar and Restaurant, 4829 N. Reserve St., which features “Brain Strain” trivia and “Scaryoke Karaoke” at 9 PM. Free. Soak it up and sing it down to some 67,000 tunes when The Outpost Restaurant & Saloon, 38500 W. Hwy. 12 at Lolo Hot Springs, presents karaoke with KJ Mark, starting at 9 PM. Free. Call 273-4733. Swig drinks while listening to oldschool rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Ta k e o v e r ! , w h i c h f e a t u r e s “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. Get out of Missoula for a second at the Lumberjack Saloon for a free night of music and dancing, this week with Wild Coyote. Show starts at 9 PM, and there are cabins for rent and a shuttle bus available. Call 273-6264. If you missed your chance to see Japanther or 10YoGF at Total Fest last week, you’ll have another go at the Hellgate Rollergirls fundraiser, along with Total Combined Weight and Hurdles, 9 PM at the Palace. $6/$12 for 18–20. (See Soundcheck in this issue.) Bowling commingles with a laser light show and some DJ tunes from Kaleidoscope Entertainment starting at 9:30 PM at Five Valleys Bowling Center, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Free. Call 549-4158. Dance like you have red ants in your socks when a DJ spins dance music at Florence’s High Spirits Club and Casino, 5341 Hwy. 93 N., this and every Sat. at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 273-9992. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the

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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. Walk or run with the best of them at the River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk. Race day registration goes 8:30–10:30 AM and the race starts at 11 AM. Meet at the XXXs at the north end of Higgins, and then race somewhere 4 miles away. It’s probably a loop, actually. Visit runwildmissoula.org. Yet another opportunity to listen to jams and shop abounds 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 of Missoula and the Caras Park Pavilion. This week’s music is by Music by River Rock from 11–1 PM, and Ron Dunbar and Casey Massey from 1–3 PM. Stop by during River City Roots, why not? Visit carrousel.com/carousel-sunday-market-and-fes. Free. Get in touch with your underground branches at the River City Roots Festival, which goes down all day Aug. 27–28 and includes music, a fine arts show, stuff for the kids and a 4k Walk/Run. For event schedule and other facts, check out rivercityrootsfestival.com. Free. (See Spotlight in this issue.) Calling all counts to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts to try out for Dracula, ages 18 and over from 12:30–5 PM, 200 N. Adams St. Call 728-1911 or visit mctinc.org. The Red Poppy gallery presents Katrina Ruhmland’s art show, Translations starting at 1 PM, with music from The Backyard Recorder Consort, all free, 1 SW

nightlife Get your hands dirty with a Beginning Pottery class at The Clay Studio of Missoula, suitable for first timers, Sun. and Wed. Nights, 6–9 PM until Aug. 28 with instructor Dean Foster. To register, call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org. The Clay Studio of Missoula invites you to Homemade & Homegrown, a fund-raising dinner in support of the studio, from 6–10 PM at Ten Spoon Vineyard & Winery, 4175 Rattlensake Dr. $100 a plate helps support the studio year round. Visit claystudioofmissoula.com. See Roy Zimmerman deliver irreverent satirical music about your favorite social and political issues, 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 102 McLeod Ave, with a suggested donation of $15. (See Agenda in this issue.) Men always get to belt out a slick tune or two during Man Night featuring Karaoke, which occurs this and every Sun. starting at 9 PM at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar and Grill, 4063 Hwy. 93 S. Free. Call 251-5402. 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 True Romance and Heavenly Creatures, starting at 9 PM. Free. Impress your friends, significant other, or anyone who will listen when you rock the mic at karaoke with Whitney at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, which offers free karaoke every Sun., Mon. and Tue. night at 9:30 PM. Call 830-3277. Kick off the latter hours of your day of rest when the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night welcomes saints and sinners alike. This week features Amur River Jazz and $4 martinis as always, plus Gary Stein and Ryan Wendel spinning between sets, beginning around 9:30 PM. Free.

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Go down the rabbit hole with folk and jazz when Tai Shan and Alice Evans play at the Top Hat, 10 PM, $5.

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but could at Front Street Trivia Night, this and every Mon., 7 PM at the Mackenzie River Pizza, 137 W. Front St. Free. Trade in your stale music for some good stuff when Cash For Junkers play the Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave, 7–10 PM. Free.

The bard delivers for Shakespeare in the Park’s production of The Merchant of Venice, 6 PM at the Oval on UM’s campus.

So you think you can fill in the blank? Prove it at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night this and every Monday at 8:30 PM. Call 5421471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign up.

Pizza and trivia go together like two things that don’t necessarily

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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 542-1471 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 Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic and Friends, 9 PM at the Palace. $6 pitchers of PBR, yo. Free. Positive rhymes come together like magnets when LA’s favorite MC, Abstract Rude raps with locals Zoo Effort and Mite Aswel, 9 PM at the Palace. $8/$13 ages 18–20. Impress your friends, significant other, or anyone who will listen when you rock the mic at karaoke with Whitney at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, which offers free karaoke every Sun., Mon. and Tue. night at 9:30 PM. Call 830-3277.

Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK. 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. Find the strength and will to survive in the company of others during a breast cancer support group at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 420 W. Pine, every first and third Tue. of the month at noon. Free. Call 329-5656. Exercise is fundamental so get yours in with the Medical Mile Group, sponsored by St. Patrick’s 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.

TUESDAY

You can fight for peace in many different ways, but how about knitting for it? Find out when the group Knitting for Peace meets every Tue. from 1–3 PM at Joseph’s Coat, 116 S. Third St. W. Free. Call 549-1419.

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Consider signing up for the Montana Master Naturalist courses to learn about trees, flowers, birds, insects, fish and more. Learn about the camp at MontanaNaturalist.org or call 327-0405. If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 36 months, in which case the

Drown out your cares at the Holiday Inn Downtown for Jazz Martini Night, which features live jazz on the patio and $2 off all their fabulous martinis, 200 S. Pattee. Free. Get your locally grown, nutritious and affordable produce on this and every week at the Tuesday Evening Farmers’ Markets all through July and Aug. at Circle

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups Who: K-6th Graders When: Now until September 1, 2011 Where: Online at www.missoulastrikers.com Cost: $55 for the first player $45 each additional player $15 jersey fee for first time players Play begins September 11, 2011. The season consists of 6 weekends of play concluding in a Tournament on October 16, 2011 for U10 and U12. All games are played on Sunday afternoons at Playfair Park.

Any Questions? Interested in Coaching? Email Mikayla at microstrikersmanager@gmail.com

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Square at the north end of Higgins, 5:30–7 PM, free. All genres are encouraged— except, perhaps gangsta rap— every Tue. at 6 PM at Tangled Tones Music Studio, 2005 1/2 South Ave. W., where musicians bring their noise makers and synergy builds a joyful sound during the Tangled Tones Pickin’ Circle. Free. Call 396-3352.

SPOTLIGHT branch out The River City Roots Festival may not know the power it holds amongs its people, especially for those new to this weird and magical place. The festival is held every year around the end of August, when all the newbies are in town for school. For some of them, this may be their first time in Missoula, and what do they get? BAM! Crazy summer festival. I remember in 2009, River City Roots took place on my second weekend in Missoula ever, when I was finally over my homesickness enough to venture out of the house. I crossed over Higgins Ave. Bridge to look down at children playing, women spin- Leftover Salmon ning in skirts, music, a babbling river and the green, green grass. I thought, what’s with this place? Do they just have magical festivals and wonderment year-round? Let’s make the newbies think we act like this all the time! (Is it really much of a stretch?) Let me give you a brief rundown of the different things you can expect to experience. Music on Main is exactly that, beginning on Sat. at 12:30 PM with Lil’ Smokies, then Jason Spooner Trio, Pete Karsounes Band, Acoustic Syndicate and finally Leftover Salmon slated, to go on at 8:30 PM. On Sun. things start a little earlier at 11:15 AM with

WHAT: River City Roots Festival WHO: Leftover Salmon and others WHEN: Sat. & Sun., Aug. 27–28, all day WHERE: Caras Park, Downtown Missoula HOW MUCH: Free MORE INFO: rivercityrootsfestival.com

There’s a new sheriff in town, but he has no judicial authority, he just loves to rock. The Tuesday Night Open Mic/Jam Night is now at the Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave, hosted by Louie Bond, Teri Llovet and the UFOkies. Sign up is at 6 PM and music goes 7–10 PM. The bard is at it again! This time there’s Much Ado About Nothing, presented by Shakespeare in the Park, 6 PM at the Oval on UM’s campus. Free.

Salsa Loca, then Two Bit Franks, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and finally Bennie & the Swamp Gators at 5 PM. Art fans can take advantage of the juried art show on West Main Street, which features work to admire and buy on both days of the festival from 10 AM to 6 PM. The Downtown Sidewalk sale will run all throughout downtown along the hip strip, with local stores offering awesome end-of-summer clearance prices. Children’s Fun Fest goes down in Caras Park, and features all sorts of stuff to keep the little hellions busy, including face painting, kid’s music, hat-making, and a Mismo Gymnastics Obstacle Course that I may or may not try to run through, assuming there’s no height restrictions, which, surely there are. The four-mile run starts at 11 AM on Sunday morning. You’ll want to check out the site to get details and possibly register beforehand. You probably won’t see me at the run. That’s kind of a distance. The food will be in Caras Park near the kids’ stuff, with local vendors providing both food and drink with your $6 commemorative beer cup. First one’s free, my info says. I’ve heard that one before! —Molly Laich

YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. You’re beautiful; it’s true! Join Mary Jane Nealon, 7 PM at Fact & Fiction, where she will read from and sign copies of Beautiful Unbroken. 220 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Check out factandfictionbooks.com. 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? What’s the name of the

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mechanical shark used in the film Jaws? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) Rehash the music of others, or have the guts to play a few of your own, when the Canyon Creek Ramblers host an open mic night this and every Tue. at 9 PM at the Great Northern Bar & Grill, 27 Central Ave. in

Whitefish. Free, with free beers for performers. 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.

Impress your friends, significant other, or anyone who will listen when you rock the mic at Karaoke with Whitney at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, which offers free karaoke every Sun., Mon. and Tue. night at 9:30 PM. Call 830-3277. Assuming you’re both alive and in zoo town proper, why not

check out Live and Local Night at the Badlander, this week with The Blox and G.R.I.T., starting at 10 PM. Free. Time to get bloody with Javier Ryan for another installment of the Zootown Acoustic Throwdown, showcasing a variety of Missoula’s songwriting talent, 10 PM at the Top Hat. Free.

Det er Danish metal! Volbeat are playing the Big Sky Brewery, Sat., Aug. 27 at 8 PM with Cold & Anchored. Tickets are $25 and available at Rockin Rudy’s, by calling 1-877-4FLY-TIX or online at TicketFly.com. 5417 Trumpeter Way.

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Today’s the last in the Out to Lunch concert series from 11 AM–2 PM in Caras Park. Go out with a puff when Smoke plays a set. Call 543-4238. Spend lunchtime polishing your public speaking and leadership skills when the Hamilton chapter of Toastmasters meets this and every Wed. from noon–1 PM at Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery in Hamilton, 1285 N. First St. W. Free. Call Mark at 381-9832. Country bumpkin needs will be m e t a t t h e J o c k o Va l l e y 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. Feel free to dress up like Mr. Wizard during UM’s Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series, which begins at 4:10 PM in Room 110 of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. Free. Call 243-5122.

nightlife Enjoy a local brew and support a local organization during the K e t t l e h o u s e N o r t h s i d e Ta p 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. Enjoy a tune while gnawing on your steak when Jerry Clemens sings and plays classic songs on piano, guitar and harmonica, every Wed.–Sat. from 6–10 PM at The Winchester Steak House in Kalispell, 2205 Hwy. 93 S. Free. E-mail jerryclemens@excite.com. Pub Trivia Answer: Bruce. Run wild for beer at this month’s Beer Run, a 5 mile jaunt beginn i n g 6 P M a t Ta m a r a c k Brewing Co. Go to runwildmissoula.com for course map and other fine facts. 231 W. Front S. Get your hands dirty with a Beginning Pottery class at The Clay Studio of Missoula, suitable for first timers, Sun. and Wed. Nights, 6–9 PM until Aug. 28 with instructor Dean Foster. To register, call 543-0509 or visit theclaystudioofmissoula.org. Beam your sci-fi, fantasy and gaming enthusiast mind over to a meeting of MisCon, Montana’s longest running science fiction convention, which is looking for a few good volunteers to help put on MisCon in May, with meetings every Wed. at 7 PM at Ruby’s Inn, 4825 N. Reserve St. Free. Visit miscon.org. Live and DJ’d music makes the sake and pad thai go down easily when Iza Asian Restaurant, 529 S. Higgins Ave., presents

live music every Wed. at 7 PM. Free to attend. Call 830-3237. Naked has a color when author Elizabeth Rosner reads from her novel, Blue Nude, 7 PM at G r i z z l y C l a w Tr a d i n g C o . i n Downtown Seeley Lake. 3187 MT Hwy 83. Call 677-0008. Free. If the physics doesn’t blow your mind, the guitars will at the Lee Ritenour-Yamaha Six String Theory Competition, where world champions in guitar will compete, held at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 PM, 526 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. Email Marti at martik@centurylink.net to learn more. Hump day isn’t just for binge drinking anymore. It’s also a day for playing games of chance with other like-minded booze lovers when Sean Kelly’s presents Hump Day Bingo, this and every Wed. at 8 PM. Free. Call 542-1471.

DJs spinning dance tracks when Feruqi’s hosts Ladies’ Night every Wed. at 9 PM. Free. Don’t ever worry about getting into a sing-off during Combat Karaoke, which runs this and every Wed. at Deano’s Casino on North Reserve, 5550 N. Reserve St., starting at 9 PM. Free. Be sure you’ve downed enough pitchers of PBR in order to have the courage to sing the epically long, house favorite tune, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and other fine staples during Kraptastic Karaoke at the Badlander at 9 PM. Free. Play some licks, read your newest haiku, or make others giggle at your jokes during The Craggy Range Open Mic, an open mic night for musicians and other artists that features a number of house instruments for your use, every Wed. starting at 9 PM at The Craggy Range, 10 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Free. Call 862-7550.

Missoula’s Trivial Beersuit, a trivia night for the layperson, expands its tentacles to the Press Box for four rounds of trivia with sign ups at 8:30 PM, this and every Wed. at the Press Box, 835 E. Broadway St. Free. You can also find clues to every week’s game by befriending “Trivial Beersuit” on Facebook. Your search for that high, lonesome sound ends now, because the Old Post hosts a Pickin’ Circle this and every Wed. at 9 PM. Free. The tenets of women’s lib broadens to include cheap drinks and

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Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays and Ladies’ Night at Harry 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. 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. These boys are hard to pin down, but I’ve heard rumor you can find the bluegrass/folk rock stylings of Dodgy Mountain Men tonight on stage at the Top Hat, 10 PM, for $3.

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Get a haircut and get a real job at the Fall Student Employment Job Fair from 9 AM–3 PM at the University Ballroom, where employers will provide information to students seeking part-time jobs during the academic year. Talk transit with the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, which meets the first Thu. of every month. Join them at 10 AM at the Missoula Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine. Those looking to learn more about real estate market trends and issues, including buying, selling and foreclosures, are hereby invited to the Realty Alert Roundtable, which meets this and every Thu. at noon upstairs at Paradise Falls, 3621 Brooks St. Free. E-mail RealtyAlert@live.com. If art loses hands-down to video games, then the Missoula Public Library’s your gig, where Game On! invites teen gamers to glue their eyes on Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more on the big screen and mow snacks at 3:30 PM the first Thu. of every Month. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

nightlife Kenny James Miller 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. Just another night of awesome free music at Bitter Root Brewery, this week with a guitar-driven performance by John Schiever from 6–8:30 PM. Let REI Missoula human whisper you at their free class, Hiking and Camping with your Dog, 6:30–8 PM at 3275 N Reserve St. Call 541-1938. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson begins with sign ups at 7:30

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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. Bowling and karaoke go together like fingerless mitts and meat cutters during Solid Sound Karaoke at Westside Lanes at 8:30 PM. Free. Call 541-SING. Women give a thumbs up to spirits during Ladies’ Night at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar and Grill, 4063 Hwy. 93 S., which features half-off drinks for women and occurs this and every Thu. starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free. Call 251-5402. Party without future consequences at the Badlander during their 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. Yodel your favorite hit with the backing of a band during live band karaoke with Party Trained at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, this and every Thu. at 9:30 PM. Free. Call 830-3277. Cross your karaoke sword with others during Combat DJ and Karaoke nights, this and every Thu. at the Press Box, 835 E. Broadway St., at 10 PM. Free. Nate Hegyi, lead singer/songwriter of Wartime Blues, keeps the folk and 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. 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. Grab onto some roots and folk with Handful of Lovin’, 10 PM at the Top Hat. Cover TBA. LoL but in person at the Missoula Homegrown Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Night beginning 10 PM at The Union Club. Get there by 9:30 PM if you want to perform. Free.

We’re nearing the end of the summer. Soon the moon will freeze, the plants will die and all we’ll have left are events and each other. Be a dear and send me your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Sept. 2 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. Find me also on twitter.com/#!/8DaysMissoula. Finally, 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 Missoula Urban Demonstration Project invites you to eat, drink and get muddy with them at their 30th anniversary Garden Party, this Friday, Aug. 26th at the MUD Site. If you don’t know what MUD is all about, their mission is to create a replicable model of sustainable living through education, demonstration and celebration in the Missoula community. This weekend is all about the celebration. The garden party will feature live music from Baby & Bukowski and Chele Bandalu. You’ll get the rundown on MUD history over the past 30 years, plus the usual fare: food, drinks, a silent auction and the company of a bunch of people who care about

sustainable urban development as much as you do. If you check out the MUD website, you’ll find a photo of the founding members of the project from way back in 1981. What’s sort of cute and funny about it is that they look and dress just like the Missoulian farm-enthusiasts I know today. I love when overalls circle back around again, because what a fine, versatile garment it is. On Fri., Aug. 26, join the good people at MUD for the MUD Garden Party, with food, bands, a silent auction and general muddiness, 6–11 PM at 629 Phillips St. $15/$10 for MUD members/$30 for the family. Visit mudsite.org.

Photo by Chad Harder

THURSDAY AUGUST 25 Learn the fine art of native plant seed collecting and propagation techniques from 5:30–7:30 PM at Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens, under the big silver water tower at the For t. Free. MontanaNaturalist.org or call 327-0405.

FRIDAY AUGUST 26

Unlimited Greenwing Event, with activities beginning at 9 AM. $10 gets the kids in with a lunch, and $5 covers adult’s lunch. Register for the shindig online at mt.ducks.org. A program on bears, delivered by bear biologists, with possible bears in attendance awaits you at Salmon Lake State Park, 5 miles South of Seeley Lake off Hwy 83 at 8 PM. Free. Call 240-0155.

Liven things up in your love life, or just take comfort in watching the cosmos, during public observing night at the Blue Mountain Observatory where you’ll get to gander at nearby planets, stars and nebulae at an estimated observing time of 9:30 PM. Free. Call 243-5179 before you go and get directions by clicking over to physics.umt.edu/bluemountain.

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Hit the rapids with your paddle or face on the Alberton Gorge Rafting Trip, sponsored by UM Outdoor recreation. $60 gets you equipment, transportation, lunch and guides. Register through the UM Outdoor program at 243-5172.

Feel free to dress up like Mr. Wizard during UM’s Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series, which begins at 4:10 PM in Room 110 of the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building. Free. Call 243-5122.

The motorcycle goes vroom? Hang out at or participate in the Big Sky XC Motorcycle Race at Big Sky Resort, Aug. 27–28. It’s a big deal. There’s camping, big bikes making big noises and more and more. Go to bigskyxc.com.

Run wild for beer at this month’s Beer Run, a 5-mile jaunt beginning 6 PM at Tamarack Brewing Co. Go to runwildmissoula.com for course map and other fine facts. 231 W. Front S.

Reel one in for the thrill of it during a Salmon/Lake Trout Tournament at Fort Peck Reservoir. Lure for details by calling 526-3442 .

Let REI Missoula human whisper you at their free class, Hiking and Camping with your Dog, 6:30–8 PM at 3275 N Reserve St. Call 541-1938.

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Walk or run with the best of them at the River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk. Race day registration goes 8:30–10:30 AM and the race starts at 11 AM. Meet at the XXXs at the north end of Higgins, and then race somewhere 4 miles away. It’s probably a loop, actually. Visit runwildmissoula.org.

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Lights, camera, hustle The life and times of a young filmmaker by Skylar Browning

Ryan Rundle may be a novice filmmaker just one year removed from college, but he already understands one of the most important aspects of the industry: the hustle. After he finished making his new short film, The Life and Times of an American Playboy, Rundle, his camera operator, Kenneth Billington, and his director of photography, Blaine Dunkley, all traveled to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, to peddle their new project to possible investors and film festivals. The trio, which had spent all of its money on plane tickets and festival passes, and slept on friends’ couches during the trip, came armed with approximately 1,000 business cards and a copy of the movie’s trailer. What they didn’t have was a meeting. “We found out about these mentor sessions with people from New Regency, 20th Century Fox, all the people working in the industry,” says Rundle. “But you had to have a session set up months and months in advance.” Rundle hatched a plan straight out of the movies. As he tells the story, he walked up to the secretary for Fox executive Holly Jeter and said he was ready for his meeting. When the gatekeeper explained he wasn’t on the schedule, Rundle threw a fit. Someone had made a mistake. He’d traveled all this way. He would not take no for an answer. Before long, he’d finagled himself and his two friends into an appointment. “We walked in with nothing but a briefcase that held an iPhone with ear buds, and the iPhone was set up to play our trailer,” he says. “I’m pretty sure people thought we were carrying around a briefcase full of blow or something. But we played it up and when we walked in, Holly asked what questions we had. I told her we didn’t have any questions, we just wanted to show her something. Then we popped open the briefcase, like a scene out of Pulp Fiction, and it killed her…I think the briefcase made an impression.” Rundle says Jeter will be among those in attendance Friday, Aug. 26, when he holds a special screening of his 28-minute film at the Wilma Theatre. His goal is to attract enough investors to turn the short film into a featurelength project. “This is the first film I’ve ever done that I’m actually proud of,” says Rundle, who made numerous short films

Andrew Rizzo stars in The Life and Times of an American Playboy.

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before he graduated from the University of Montana’s Media Arts program last year. “Unfortunately, it’s all about money and connections to get a feature film made, and we’re only now trying to make the connections. We definitely don’t have any more money.” All Rundle’s money went into the project. He invested his life savings—about $2,700—and then, with the help of a professor, found a loophole in his academic scholarship and was able to put that money into the film as well. He shot the whole thing in a month in Missoula with a volunteer cast and crew that totaled more than 60 locals. “I think it speaks to Missoula and the type of talent and arts community that’s here that we could pull this off on a budget of $4,000,” he says. “There are a lot of gems here. A lot of people are willing to work their asses off just to make a movie.” The Life and Times of an American Playboy was inspired by what Rundle calls “a bizarre dream,” which makes one wonder what he had for dinner the night before. In the movie, Teddy Lancaster (played by Andrew Rizzo) is homeless and literally getting pissed on. He wanders into a strip club (the Fox Club Cabaret on Brooks Street) only to get approached by a slick-talking pornography director and a priest. The latter is the financier for a new film titled Hoboho 5, in which Teddy Lancaster is supposed to appear. The bulk of Rundle’s short film takes place during the chaotic shoot of Hoboho 5, and features, among other things, a blind caterer, an ice cream-eating cop and his weak-hearted partner, a make-up artist who doesn’t speak English, an over-caffeinated production assistant, a glazed-over lead actress, a dead leading man, a drunk Teddy Lancaster, and a cat. Rundle shoots part of the scene in mockumentary style, like Waiting for Guffman or Best in Show. There are also heavy nods to the 1980s and “Miami Vice,” including a shot of a vintage Corvette Stingray peeling out on Higgins Avenue. Somehow, through all of that, a loose story evolves about Teddy Lancaster’s lost past and his desperate attempt to go back to it. A feature-length film would presumably ferret out that back-story, while adding to the madcap making of a dysfunctional porno.

“I admit the content is a little un-tame, a little politically incorrect, but that’s just the sort of movie I want to make,” says Rundle, who turns 23 the day of the Wilma premiere. “I’m not interested in making a film about butterflies and unicorns.” The Life and Times of an American Playboy may be Rundle’s first real movie-making experience, but the writer/director scored a veteran cast and crew of local talent. UM professor and professional filmmaker Andrew Smith (The Slaughter Rule) helped edit Rundle’s original script. Fellow UM professors Marty Fromm, Annie Wright and John Kenneth DeBoer appear in front of the camera. In addition to Rizzo, who plays a pensive drunk as well as anyone in Missoula, the film stars Lee McAfee (Rizzo’s costar in another locally made film, The Best Bar in America) and Aaron Roos as the porn director. A score of other UM graduates contributed to the film in other ways. Now, Rundle’s started to contribute to other projects. While he submits The Life and Times of an American Playboy to film festivals and searches for investors, he’s also working as a grip on Smith’s new feature film, Winter in the Blood, which is currently finishing production in Havre. Working on a true set, surrounded by established Hollywood talent, provides a whole other perspective for Rundle. “It’s good to be on the bottom of the pile, seeing how something like this is run so I can maybe run mine better the next time,” he says. “I realize I’m a very small fish in a very big pond.” When Rundle’s done with the current shoot he’ll return to Missoula. At that point movies may take a backseat to other priorities. He has to hustle at his other job, as a local bouncer, so he can cover rent. A special screening of The Life and Times of An American Playboy will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 PM at the Wilma Theatre. The screening will be followed with a concert by Pinky and the Floyd at the Top Hat. $5 donation for the movie. $2 cover (with ticket stub) for the concert. sbrowning@missoulanews.com

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The Workers Down the Mountain self-released

The Workers have a tight grasp on bluegrassinspired rock made especially for Montana’s late night tavern crowds. The local band’s newest album, Down the Mountain, features mandolin and banjo, bumping bass, and hollered vocals. In its prime moments, the lyrics capture old-time vignettes of moonshine and murder. “Headlights” is a dark lament whose sullen tone is brilliantly offset by the galloping pace. The title track showcases guitarist Trent Atkin’s fabulously gruff voice that seems as punk as it is country. “Sportswriter” is a litany of facts about a sportswriter who frequents the narrator’s baseball games in a red coat, smoking cheap cigarettes. Not much happens in

Underride Distorted Nation Epi Records

I’ve been waiting for the melodic hard rock fad to finally curl up and die. So far, it continues to spread its offensive mediocrity like a terrible oil spill killing everything real in its path. Bad metaphor? I don’t know. Both things make me mourn diversity. In its press release, Seattle’s Underride actually has the audacity to say that it’s trying to save rock and roll. Well, if by that they mean they’re trying to

Kanye West and Jay-Z Watch the Throne Def Jam

Midway through Watch the Throne, Kanye raps that “doctors say I’m the illest / ’cause I’m suffering from realness.” I think we can agree that Kanye’s realness has been in remission for years, yet his collaboration with Jay-Z is paradoxically at its best when it adheres most implausibly to convention. Jay and Yeezy are hustle rappers. That they participate in no actual hustles at this point in their careers has not affected their talents, which run to slant rhymes and conversational flows. It’s a style that has always privileged formal invention over real talk, making Watch the Throne an oddly mixed bag.

Sunny Sweeney Concrete Republic Nashville

Who needs another mainstream country singer? It’s a good question, especially if it’s just one more hat telling you his girl likes to fish or that the USA will kick your ass. But if the singer is Sunny Sweeney, with a fetching twang straight out of East Texas and a nascent knack for songwriting, well, I do. Sweeney has been trying to crash the country charts since at least 2007. Now, with her second album,

the story, though the song’s minor key riff evokes a sense of mystery buried under the surface. Atkins shares guitar and vocal duty with Scott Hohnstein, and they both add personality to the album—though it’s kind of a split personality since the songs they sing often feel fairly different from one another. One complaint: The constant use of reggae upstroke sometimes pushes the music into the generic college rock realm where there’s very little grit. Some people will like that, but I prefer to linger in the band’s duskier landscapes that evoke an unpredictable dirty bar ruckus. (Erika Fredrickson) The Workers play the Bitterroot Brewery Friday, August 26, at 6 PM. Free.

save 1980s hair band rock then they’re doing a pretty good job. Not that that’s a bad thing. Hair metal has its place. Here’s the thing about the band Underride: It is a kind of melodic hard rock, but it doesn’t seem at all as humorless or faux-angsty or uninspired as so many others do. On Distorted Nation, you can hear a little bit of nothing-but-a-good-time style Poison. Plus, one of the guitarists is named Suzuki Sixx, which totally gives it away. But the band also offers a hint of 1990s stoner rock, 1980s new wave, and, especially, when it comes to balls-out solos, a hint of sassed-up rock a la the Supersuckers. They’re still a little bit on the fuzzy melodic side for my tastes. But the spirited cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” is nothing short of spectacular. (Erika Fredrickson)

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Despite his claims to the contrary, Jay-Z is not still spending coke money. It’s more likely that Kanye is actually staying up all night eating pills and wearing Prada, but neither world seems entirely credible. Throne is oddly divided between tepid jams about the artists’ real lives and club bangers that are fun but ridiculous, which amounts to a referendum on their careers and on hip hop generally. It’s still pretty good, but it’s committed to a rhetoric that is imaginary in increasingly obvious ways. Rappers is 40 now, and we should just be real about that. (Dan Brooks)

she’s finally getting some traction with airplay for the Concrete singles “From A Table Away” and “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving.” Of the two, “Staying,” about a woman walking out on faded love, is not only stronger, it’s a kickass midtempo performance, hinging on her drawl and pushing her toward the territory of Kasey Chambers and Lucinda Williams. “Amy” is almost as good, a cheatin’ song told by the Other Woman with gentle fiddle accompaniment, pedal steel, and harmony singing behind Sweeney’s sweet voice, which manages to get three or four syllables out of “bed” and “bad.” Sweeney says she has what she likes to think is a healthy obsession with Merle Haggard. If she stops thinking about the charts and lets that show, she could be timeless. (Robert Meyerowitz)

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Wild ones Japanther runs into the face of chaos by Erika Fredrickson

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When I call Ian Vanek he’s jogging through Brooklyn. His band Japanther is supposed to play a free summer music series put on by Vans, but he’s literally running late. He assures me I can interview him even as he’s in transit, breathlessly pounding the pavement, ducking under bridges and through traffic, people and the dull roar of the city. We’re constantly breaking up, but Vanek insists it’s no big deal. “It’s just the subway,” he says. “It’ll pass.” A chaotic interview isn’t surprising. Japanther, who headline a show at the Palace this week, is really more of an art project than a band, so anything unconventional seems apt. Vanek plays drums, cassettes and sings. His other half, Matt Reilly, plays bass, a Casio SK-1, and also sings. They’re fast-paced, a wall of sound made of upbeat noisy punk rock with a pretty pop sheen. The duo sings into microphones made from the severed heads of telephones. Sometimes they play in the middle of the crowd rather than on stage.

Japanther is Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek.

A couple of years ago when Japanther played Missoula they brought a blender and made smoothies during their set. Last year, they played the Missoula Art Museum, which ended with a discussion on art. Both those shows were for Missoula’s indie rock Total Fest, which Japanther’s played numerous times since the festival’s 2001 inception—including this year’s fest, a week ago. They have an obvious connection to the festival— the founder is local Wantage record label owner Josh Vanek, Ian’s brother. Over the years the band has built up a following in Missoula. Now they’re a Total Fest staple. Bar shows, however, aren’t really the band’s breadand-butter. “We have a rough time sometimes playing in bars and other places where they serve alcohol because there’s a priority there,” says Vanek. “And you know, it really is a priority other than ours. That being said, we’ve had good and bad experiences there. It’s the wild west in Montana. There’s a lot of crazy shit that goes on in downtown Missoula.” Crazy isn’t exactly new. What happened to Japanther during their recent January/February tour through Europe sounds like something out of a Judd Apatow movie—if Judd Apatow was into making art films. Early in the tour someone broke into their van and stole the band’s clothes and laptop. In Paris, their roadie crashed the van while he was driving by himself and ended up wandering the streets all day long. That night

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they played the Moulin Rouge. The club is expensive but it still hosts wild garage punk bands and the crowds generally don’t take to the high bar prices, preferring to smuggle cheap beer in under their coats. “We had a funny day,” says Vanek. “Then the show was totally sold out. It was a lot of girls going crazy.” In London, about six days later, they ended up renting a car, which led to the debacle of trying to drive on the other side of the road. That night, they played the Tufnell Park Dome in their boxer shorts. With very little clothing left, it seemed like the most practical thing to do, says Vanek. “Again people were just going apeshit on the stage,” he says. “By that time in the tour I think we were probably playing shows just about naked because we didn’t want to get our clothes dirty; we had so few clothes. So we were playing in our boxer shorts in London in front of a million girls on stage jumping off shit and tearing us apart. It was great. Felt like the Beatles. The naked sweaty Beatles.” In June, Japanther returned to Europe to attend the Venice Biennale. Working with a performing arts group from Vienna called Gelatin, the duo helped construct a giant woodfire oven heated to 1,200 degrees, in which crystals were melted and poured into a constantly transforming sculpture. While the sculpture was being made, Japanther helped keep the fire going 24 hours a day for eight days, and they played an “endurance show” for 13 hours per day. They’d also mic’d the Venetian canal with a hyrdrophone, which captured the sound of boat engines, adding to the strange ambience. The crowd got a little crazy. “In the height of the performance there were performers being fucked in the ass with bananas and olive oil,” says Vanek, “and it made the papers in Italy. I ended up almost under arrest the next morning because guys with machine guns showed up and I didn’t have any paper work. So the performance definitely got wild. When you feel that energy then you get whipped up into momentum. We called it big gay summer camp. It was an amazing experience.” Japanther’s plans include more outdoor shows and several projects with museums that deal with the way government treats art. In the end, Vanek says, he doesn’t want to just play music. He wants to see how far he can go. “We’ve been influenced by people who see the world as something to be played with a little bit,” he says. “Don’t worry about yourself and who sees you naked and how much money you made at the end of the day. Go for broke. If something’s going to embarrass you, now you really have to do it.” He’s still jogging when we say goodbye. Japanther plays the Palace Saturday, August 27, at 9 PM for a Hellgate Rollergirls Fundraiser with 10yoGF, Total Combined Weight and Hurdles. $6/$12 for those 18–20 years old. arts@missoulanews.com


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Hacked up Conan’s so bad it’s…bad by Molly Laich

Conan the Barbarian is the surprise hit of the summer, filled with strong, passionate characters, unexpected plot twists and eye-popping 3D special effects that only add to the well-crafted story. No. I’m kidding. This is a terrible movie. I get that I’m not exactly the target market, since I’m not a 15-year-old boy, violence tends to seriously upset me and I think titties are just okay instead of totally great, but still. I walked out of the theater in a haze of nausea and regret. I felt stupider then when I’d arrived, and I despaired of a film industry that makes movies like Conan possible.

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It begins with a long, boring prologue explaining some stuff about a magic mask: It got broken, the pieces were scattered, and if Evil Guy finds the one missing piece, then, well, you know. The script is clever in making the plot just enough like Lord of the Rings that we can fill in the blanks ourselves. We see Conan as a 12-year-old scamp in the village, surrounded by many extras in animal pelts. The camera pans out for a bird’s eye view of the village, where we see everyone hard at work making weapons, moving gigantic logs and boulders, training for a fight and all other manner of working out. And then the killing begins. We watch little Conan slaughter a dozen warriors by himself, and they’re scary! They file their teeth down into spikes and make impossible noises. We see men but we hear werewolves. Little Conan bashes heads on rocks and the blood splatters on snow. Imagine a squashed grapefruit, plus broken branches and the dimming light of another human’s soul, except forget that last part. In order to stomach the pile-up of ultra-violent scenes that this movie hurls at us one after the other, we have to turn off our ability to empathize. And that’s just wrong. In a contrived and elaborate set-up involving a heavy chain and molten lava, Conan’s dad is killed and the last piece of the mask falls into the hands of the evil people, which means they can use the power to do (yawn) something bad. Evil Guy makes Conan watch his father die, and from here on out, Conan is singlemindedly motivated by revenge.

Conan grows into the handsome John Momoa and the story turns its ugly wooden gears some more. There’s so little dialogue in Conan the Barbarian besides grunts and skulls cracking that it’s practically a silent film. When the characters do talk, it’s to ineloquently explain the plot to one another, or else to describe the thing that just happened: “I’m letting you live in order to see your father die,” or “Ow, my nose!” after Conan cuts off a dude’s nose. There are at least three screenwriters listed in the credits, who, apparently by committee, managed to piece together Conan’s longest speech: “I live. I love. I slay. I am content.” The suprisingly intricate plot introduces a pretty white woman with the perfect bloodlines to make the evil mask work, played by Rachel Nichols. It’s pretty racist if you stop to think about it, but never mind. Conan just got done banging an entire clan of topless slaves but we’re still expected to believe in this new relationship developing shyly and earnestly instead of barbarically and briefly behind a boulder, as is Conan’s usual. When they come together, it just may be the first time Conan’s kissed a girl on the mouth. Rose McGowan and her dad, Evil Guy, played by Stephen Lang, are the evil father-daughter duo. McGowan’s terrible character, made up to look like a Star Trek villain with inexplicable magic powers and weird, senseless dialogue, is the best thing in the film. I enjoyed the way she moves, and she plays the character a little lezzy. Conan faces them in an incomprehensible scene involving a rickety bridge above a pit, another chain and still more lava. At one point I thought he’d dropped his girlfriend into the pit, which inspired an emotional reaction from me akin to “You win some, you lose some!” But no, it was Evil Guy again. Why was this movie made in 3D? Most of the scenes are cluttered and take place indoors. Conan’s pecs really pop, but surely I could appreciate them just as well in two dimensions. Despite all the skulls and torture devices on display, the film manages to look cheap, muddled and ugly. For anyone who’s ever worked hard at or strived to appreciate art, it’s hurtful and offensive to see filmmakers put such little care into a production. Don’t see this movie. Just don’t. If I made it sound entertaining, I didn’t mean to. It’s not “so bad it’s good,” it’s just really, really bad. If you pay $11.25 to see it in 3D, it only encourages Hollywood to make more crap. And then Evil Guys win. Conan the Barbarian continues at the Carmike 10.

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Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo star and Chris Weitz directs. Wilma Theatre: 9:10.

COLOMBIANA Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who goes on to be a hard-hearted assassin after witnessing her parents’ murder. Olivier Megaton directs. Carmike 10: 1:15, 4, 7:10 and 9:45. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: No 1:15 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:50, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sat. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:05. Mon.–Thu: 2:25, 4:45, 7:05 and 9:05.

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 2-D: 1:30 and 4:30. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:30 show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 12:25 and 6:25. Mon.–Thu.: 1:25 and 6:25.

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK Besides having a way bossy title, this horror-fest starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce also promises cheap scares and dreariness. Guillermo del Toro has a writing credit. Village 6: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:40. Aug. 29–Sept 1: no 1:15 show. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7 and 9:20.

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: 7. No show on Fri. or Sat.

INCENDIES A brother and sister are sent on a mysterious quest to fulfill the terms of their mother’s will in this critically-acclaimed French film with subtitles. Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette star and Denis Villeneuve directs. Wilma Theatre: 9.

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. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:30 show.

OUR IDIOT BROTHER Paul Rudd plays a lovable pothead who barges into his sisters’ lives, at first harshing their mellow, but soon, they come to realize the value of unassertive action. Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer and Steve Coogan also star. Village 6: 1, 4:30, 7 and 9:25. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 2:35, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight, and an additional Fri.–Sun. show at 12:15. SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN The makers of The Joy Luck Club come through with the story of two girls in 19th century China who develop a secret code to outsmart the oppressive cultural norms of the time. Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun and Vivian Wu star. Wilma Theatre: 7.

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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 3-D! Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and Miles Fisher star. Carmike 10: 7:05 and 9:50. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 3:25 and 9:25. Mon.–Tue: 4:15–9:15.

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 3D: 7 and 9:45. Aug. 29–Sept 1: no 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:50. Mon.–Thu: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:40. COWBOYS & ALIENS Plastic hasn’t even been invented yet and already aliens are invading the Old West. It’s always some-

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. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: No 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun.: 12:25, 6:25 and 9:25. Mon.–Tue.: 1, 6:40 and 9:30. in 2-D: Fri.–Sun. 3:25. Mon.–Tue.: 3:50-1. Wed.–Thu.: 3:50. 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. Aug. 29–Sept 1: No 1 PM show. 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: Fri.–Sun.: 12:20, 3:20, 6:20 and 9:20, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Tue.: 1, 4 and 7:30. 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, 7:05 and 9:35. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:30 show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1, 3:30, 7 and 9:30. 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. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:10 show. Village 6: 1, 4, 7 and 9:35. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1 PM show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no Sun. show at 9. stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10. Mon.–Thu: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:35. 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: Fri.–Sun: 12 and 5. Mon.–Tue: 5. 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 “aroma-scope” 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. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:20 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: in 2-D: 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: Fri.–Sun: 2:35, 7:35 and 9:55, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 2:35, 7:35 and 9:45. in 2-D: Fri.–Sun: 12:05 and 5:05. Mon.–Thu: 5:05. Capsule reviews by Molly Laich. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Sept. 2. 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 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-F I LM; S t a d i u m 14 i n K a l i s p e l l – 752 - 78 0 0 . Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.

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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: Fri.–Sun: 2:15, 7:15 and 10. Mon.–Tue: 2:15, 7:15 and 9:50.

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, 4, 7 and 9:35. in 2-D: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1 or 1:30 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: in 2-D: 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 9:25. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:15, 3:45, 7:15 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

30 MINUTES OR LESS Jesse Eisenberg is a pizza-slinging hero who finds himself strapped to a bomb and forced to rob a 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. Aug. 29–Sept. 1: no 1:05 show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 2:40, 4:40, 7:40 and 9:40 with an additional 12:40 show on Fri.–Sun.

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Still some very good midday action on the upper reaches of the 'root these days, while down lower you can expect the typical early and late fishing. Hoppers, ants, purple haze and small royal stimis have been working well for us from about Woodside and higher pretty much all day long. On sections below here the dryfly fishing (using similar stuff to what we just listed) is turning off hard around noon. While you can still drum up a fish or few on hopper rigs, you'll be better off doing deep droppers off your dries or getting out and hitting inside riffles with tandem nymph rigs. The evening action on the lower Bitterroot has been good using smaller (size 14 or 16) caddis and rusty spinner type stuff. The tricos are out and about and will be a good bet on the lower, calmer sections until the day heats up.

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This river has been the workhorse this year. CRAZY good fishing for most of the season with August being no exception. The spruce moth frenzy is still upon us up here (although it's finally beginning to fade) and giving up some very good surface action. The fish have also been looking for hoppers in a big way and if you have the dicipline or inclination to go subsurface while every fish in the river is looking up, BIG fish are consistently taking the red San Juans deep drifted along the bottom of inside turns. Avoid the lower river unless you're EARLY due to the inner tube brigade, but mid river and higher is a much better bet all day long. Use stuff like larger elk hair caddis, Ausable Wulffs, anything white. Giving your dries some "skating" motion has become key the past 2 weeks. You can fish other stuff, but by and large, for dries, the fish are keying on spruce moths.

Hmmmmm. . . .eerily quiet on this river with the exception of way down low near 14 mile and up higher above Missoula. Even these sections have been a bit more moody than usual. Guess we're along for the ride as the Clark goes through its post dam removal angst. If you do decide to go up high or down on the lower sections, standard late summer stuff is the name of the game - hoppers, bigger attractors and generic mayfly junk. The caddis are still a viable option in these 2 areas as well once the sun gets off the water and the afternoon wind settles a bit.

Rock Creek It's like a ribbon of liquid happiness up here these days. Kinderfishing actually! The fish are where you think they are, they're willing to eat any number of bugs you already have in your box and they're eating pretty much all day long. Other than that, the fishing sucks up here. Feed 'em whatever.

Smaller hoppers, spruce moths, ants, beetles, parachute or comparadun mayflies just get it to them with some preview time and drag-free.

Missouri Pretty standard late summer fishing on the Mo right now. Hoppers, caddis, PEDs, tandem nymph rigs. The fish are in their educated phase of summer now, so keep the boat noise to a minimum and make your first drift count. You'll get one shot at mr. big. Hopper dropper rigs are taking some fish but the numbers game is still a bobber rig on the upper river. Small gray scuds, ray charles, zebras, red San Juans, etc.. are your net fillers. The evening caddis is still a really good option until nearly dark. The streamer fishing has been so-so at best but we're getting some SCARY big fish to play if you've got the patience to keep pounding it out with the depth charges. Today looks like potentially brutal wind over here. Flows are stable in the 6,000 cfs ballpark.

Rio Flylines - much better than those silly lines you use at the bar, dork boy.

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HOLD ME, TIGHTWAD My boyfriend moved in with me after his landlord raised his rent. He announced that he’d give me $400 a month (half of what he was paying at his place), then cut that to $350. I pay $1,250 a month for my home loan and utilities, and more for groceries, lawn care, etc. Now he’s decided he shouldn’t have to pay anything because he never charged me when I stayed over frequently at his apartment one year. He occasionally buys groceries, takes me out to dinner monthly, and had a little remodeling done ($1,200). He also bought a freezer ($400) and a side of beef ($1,000). I love the guy. He’s lots of fun, sex is great, and he only started being this way when he learned that I was helping my sons out with about $60 a month. (Both just graduated with extensive student loans.) He said he was never helped like this by his parents, and apparently money’s no problem for me if I do this. —Disturbed There’s a time in a man’s life when he shouldn’t expect to contribute to keeping a roof over his head, and it’s when he’s waking up on sheets with little cartoon spaceships on them to go to his day job—attending fourth grade. What kind of disturbed cheapskate tells his girlfriend she’s lucky he didn’t charge her for rent, gas, and electric on all those nights she didn’t drag herself out of his bed and drive home immediately after sex? But, wait—it gets better. He’s so petty that he justifies his freeloading by pointing to where some of your money’s going—to help your just-graduated kids out in a tough economy. (Some ladies have meth habits; it seems you have a nasty mothering habit.) And not that it’s any of his business, but wow, $60 a month? Why, with that kind of loot, your boys’ll be able to go in on a 2011 Jag—in another 1,166 years. Nothing says “We’re in it together, babe” like a man telling a woman she’ll be covering all the bills. Okay, so he was never helped out financially by his parents. We all have some point in our lives when Mommy didn’t give us a cookie. If it affects us longterm, the correct thing to do is work it out at Mr. Therapist’s office, not make it part of an elaborate rationale to stiff the girlfriend on living expenses. Sure, he contributes in some ways ($1,400 of frozen beef), maybe because he likes steak and maybe because he feels guilty for being a mooch, but your

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): I predict that in the coming weeks, you will be able to extract an unexpected perk or benefit from one of your less glamorous responsibilities. I also predict that you will decide not to ram headfirst into an obstacle and try to batter it until it crumbles. Instead, you’ll dream up a roundabout approach that will turn out to be more effective at eliminating the obstacle. Finally, I predict that these departures from habit will show you precious secrets about how to escape more of your own negative conditioning in the future. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Dear Astrologer: My life is stagnant and slow. It suffers bonedeep from a lack of changes, good or bad or in between. Why has my karma been deprived of all motion? Why must I go on frozen in such eerie peace and quiet? I seek your help. Can you cast a spell for me so that I will be happily disrupted and agitated? Will you predict my sorry state of stillness to be ended soon? Arvind Agnimuka, Taurus from Darjeeling.” Dear Arvind: Funny you should ask. According to my analysis, members of the Taurus tribe are about to be roused out of their plodding rhythm by a bolt of cosmic mojo. Get ready to rumble—and I mean that in the best sense of the word. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I found this unusual classified ad in a small California newspaper. “Wanted: Someone to travel backwards in time with me. This is not a joke. You must be unafraid to see the person you used to be, and you’ve got to keep a wide-open mind about the past—I mean more wide-open than you have ever been able to. I have made this trip twice before, and I don’t expect any danger, but there may be a bit of a mess. Please bring your own ‘cleaning implements,’ if you know what I mean.” As crazy as it sounds, Gemini, I’m thinking you’d be the right person for this gig. The astrological omens suggest you’ll be doing something similar to it anyway.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): Of your five senses, which is the most underdeveloped? If you’re a typical Westerner, it’s your sense of smell. You just don’t use it with the same level of acuity and interest you have when you’re seeing, hearing, tasting, and touching. You may speak excitedly about an image you saw or song you heard or food you ate or massage you experienced—what they were like, how they made you feel—but you rarely do that with odors. You easily tolerate an ugly building or loud traffic noise or mediocre food or itchy fabric, and yet you feel a deep aversion to an unappealing smell. Having said that, I want you to know it’s an excellent time to upgrade your olfactory involvement with the world. You’d benefit greatly from the emotional enrichment that would come from cultivating a more conscious relationship with aromas.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In August 2009, 120 scientists and their helpers staged a BioBlitz in Yellowstone National Park. Their goal was to find as many new species as they could in one day. To their surprise and delight, they located more than 1,200, including beetles, worms, lichens, and fungi that had never before been identified. An equally fertile phase of discovery could very well be imminent for you, Virgo. All you have to do is make that your intention, then become super extra double-wildly receptive.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Two dangers threaten the universe: order and disorder,” said poet Paul Valery. I think that’s especially true for you right now, although the “danger” in question is psychological in nature, not physical, and it’s a relatively manageable hazard that you shouldn’t stay up all night worrying about. Still, the looming challenge to your poise is something that requires you to activate your deeper intelligence. You really do need to figure out how to weave a middle way between the extremes of seeking too much order and allowing too much disorder. What would Goldilocks do?



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Readers of Reddit.com were asked to describe their lives in just six words. It would be a good time for you to try this exercise. You’ve reached a juncture in your unfolding destiny when you could benefit from a review that pithily sums up where you’ve been up until now, and where you’ve got to go next. To inspire your work, here are some of the most interesting from Reddit: 1. Early opportunities wasted, now attempting redemption. 2. Searching tirelessly for that one thing. 3. Living my dream requires modifying dream. 4. Must not turn into my mom. 5. Insane ambition meets debilitating self-doubt. 6. Do you want to have sex? 7. Slowly getting the hang of it. 8. These pretzels are making me thirsty.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In his older years, after steadfastly cultivating his vices with the care of a connoisseur, the agnostic actor W. C. Fields was caught reading the Bible by an old friend. Questioned at this departure from his usual behavior, Fields said he was “looking for loopholes.” I suspect a comparable shift may be in the offing for you, Capricorn. In your case, you may be drawn to a source you’ve perpetually ignored or dismissed, or suddenly interested in a subject you’ve long considered irrelevant. I say, good for you. It’s an excellent time to practice opening your mind in any number of ways.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I watched a Youtube video that showed eight people competing in a weird marathon. They ran two miles, ate 12 doughnuts, then ran another two miles. I hope you don’t try anything remotely similar to that, Aquarius. If you’re in the mood for outlandish feats and exotic adventures (which I suspect you might be), I suggest you try something more lifeenhancing, like making love for an hour, eating an organic gourmet feast, then making love for another hour. It’s a good time for you to be wild, maybe even extreme, about getting the healing you need.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the out-of-print book In Portugal, A.F.G. Bell defines the Portuguese word saudade as follows: “a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness, but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” In my astrological opinion, Pisces, it is imperative that you banish as much saudade from your system as you can. If you want, you can bring it back again later, but for now, you need to clarify and refine your desires for things that are actually possible. And that requires you to purge the delusional ones.

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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 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 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

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Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said Deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Sarah Marie Kane, the Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 17th day of August, 2011. /s/ Sarah Marie Kane, Personal Representative. /s/ Douglas G. Skjelset, Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP10-156 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 abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to 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. DP11-137 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. DP11-142 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. 3 Probate No. DP-11-153 John W. Larson Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JESSE L. SPARKMAN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Myrna S. Terzo, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 18th day of August, 2011. /s/ Myrna S. Terzo, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP11-148 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

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PUBLIC NOTICES EDGAR B. TWELKER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Hazel Twelker, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 11th day of August, 2011. /s/ Hazel Twelker, Personal Representative GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP11-150 Honorable Karen S. Townsend, Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF BEVERLY JEAN ASBURY, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said Deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Melissa A. Towsley, the Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 17th day of August, 2011. /s/ Melissa A. Towsley, Personal Representative. /s/ Douglas G. Skjelset, Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-11-143 Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY JANE MORIN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to GERALD F. MORIN, the Personal Representatiive, return receipt requested, c/o Victor F. Valgenti, Attorney at

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Law, 200 University Plaza, 100 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. /s/ Gerald F. Morin, Personal Representative 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 above-described 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

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The City of Missoula Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, at 7:30 p.m. to consider the following applications: A request from Epcon Signs for Special Signs; Review by the Design Review Board, Chapter 20.75.100B.5, Building Graphics . The subject property is located at 3640 Mullan Rd. (SEE MAP). A request from Yesco for Special Signs; Review by the Design Review Board, Chapter 20.75.100B.5, Building Graphics . The subject property is located at 1855 Stephens Ave. (SEE MAP).

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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

of sale to the Successor Trustee, the interest of the above-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 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,

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY Russell Street/South 3rd Street Final Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation 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

Your attendance and your comments are welcome and encouraged. E-mails can be sent to hkinnear@co.missoula.mt.us. Project files may be viewed at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, Montana. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 2584657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

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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.

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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 11, 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: UNIT 8 IN BUILDING # 1 LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS A RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM SITUATED ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY IN MISSOULA, MONTANA, TO WIT: A PORTION OF THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 12 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF ELK HILLSPHASE 1, A RECORDED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA, COUNTY, THENCE S.88°15’00”W ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF SAID ELK HILLS-PHASE 1, 232.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING S.88°15’00”W, 90.82 FEET, THENCE S.84°20’45”W, 169.73 FEET; THENCE S.05°31’30”E, 152.30 FEET; THENCE S.84°00’00”W, 100.00 FEET; THENCE S.40°00’00”W, 50.00 FEET; THENCE S. 15°00’00”E, 125.00 FEET; THENCE S.67°04’30”E, 123.64 FEET, THENCE S.61°51’24”E, 204.56 FEET; THENCE S. 48°05’43”E, 189.96 FEET, THENCE N.22°47’57”E, 187.34 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 175.24 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A TANGENT CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 924.93 FEET; THENCE N.76°35’13”W, 50.07 FEET, THENCE N.62°59’29”W, 170.81 FEET, THENCE N.04°46’56”W, 183.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THOSE RIGHTS, RESERVATIONS, EXCEPTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD INCLUDING THE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY PURPOSES FOR LOT 7 AS SHOWN ON THE APPROVED PLAT FOR THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS. TOGETHER WITH A 1/45TH INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS AND AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE THE LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO THIS UNIT, AS SAID COMMON ELEMENTS AND LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS ARE DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF UNIT OWNERSHIP FOR THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS. AND SUBJECT TO THE DECLARATION OF UNIT OWNERSHIP FOR THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS AND BYLAWS RECORDED NOVEMBER 7, 1996 IN BOOK 490 AT PAGE 20 MICRO RECORDS, AND AMENDED APRIL 16, 1999 IN BOOK 579 AT PAGE 924 MICRO RECORDS AND

THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS FOR THE VILLAGE AT ELK HILLS RECORDED NOVEMBER 7, 1996 IN BOOK 490 AT PAGE 95 MICRO RECORDS. Curt McGinness, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated December 5, 2006 and Recorded on December 11, 2006 under Document No. 200631634, in Bk-788, Pg-903. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC. 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 $998.19, beginning January 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 June 16, 2011 is $151,214.29 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $14,856.10, late charges in the amount of $967.62, escrow advances of $2,919.54 and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,532.92, plus accruing interest at the rate of $26.41 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 31, 2011 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 31, 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. Stephanie L Crimmins Notary Public Stark County, North Dakota Commission expires: 12/24/2014 GMAC v Mcginness 41965.088 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. 110055808 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 200631CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH 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. TX2984-0407, 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, ATTORNEY AT 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 COUN-

TY, 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. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0058278 FEI NO. 1006.139754 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 12/09/2011 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 TERRI JO FRANCIS, AND JAMES FRANCIS AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES (MISSOULA) J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/28/2006, in document No. 200630709 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1484 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 20 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1131, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 1905 BIG FLAT ROAD, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-26. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2009, 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 $436,458.02 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.55% per annum from 11/01/2009 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: 07/26/2011, ReconTrust Company, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0063719 FEI NO. 1006.140896 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 12/09/2011, 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 GORDON D HOWE, AS JOINT TENANTS, AND PENNY JEAN HOWE, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/12/2007 and recorded 09/17/2007, in document No. 200724089 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 805 at Page Number 1095 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL I: TRACT 2B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5487, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 11 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II: TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AS DESCRIBED IN WARRANTY DEED RECORDED MARCH 23, 1999 IN BOOK 576 MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 1536. Property Address: 28 ROCK CREEK RD, Clinton, MT 59825-9629. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on

05/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $309,909.14 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 05/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 07/26/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0064721 FEI NO. 1006.140897 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 12/05/2011, 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 TODD PRESSLER AND TRACY PRESSLER, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to PINNACLE TITLE AND ESCROW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 02/08/2008 and recorded 02/15/2008, in document No. 200803360 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 813 at Page Number 455 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 8 OF LINDA VISTA SEVENTH SUPPLEMENT-PHASE VI, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6894 LINDA VISTA BOULEVARD, Missoula, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $262,927.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 05/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow

advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 07/20/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0062353 FEI NO. 1006.140199 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 12/09/2011, 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 TIMOTHY M. SOLEM AND LAURA I. SARMIENTO, AS JOINT TENANTS AND TO THE SURVIVOR OF SAID NAMED JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/04/2006 and recorded 10/23/2006, in document No. 200627466 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 785 at Page Number 1080 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1 OF HAWTHORNE’S, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 22 OF PLATS AT PAGE 32. Property Address: 2118 INVERNESS PLACE, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 09/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $223,586.45 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.25% per annum from 09/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of

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"Fill 'Er Up"–with the right letters.

by Matt Jones

ACROSS 1 Build to a climax, perhaps 15 Her marriage to Lamar Odom was televised 17 "Go for it!" 18 "This is good" 19 MS enclosure 20 Sounds disappointed 21 "Biography" channel 23 Apt. ad stat 26 It gets struck after the show 27 Greek letters that look like tridents 28 Diamond settings 32 Radio tower tops 34 URL punctuation 37 Without a purpose 38 U may follow them 39 Frozen pops 42 Adds up 3 "One ___" (Joan Osborne hit) 7 Time zone for most of Eur. 48 Mao ___-tung 49 Catholic college in New York 50 Some practicers of Islam 52 Residential care worker, for short 54 WWII naval vessel 55 She played the devil in "Bedazzled" 60 Kept one's powder dry 61 Treaty sessions

DOWN 1 Item for a star search 2 He's a "really useful engine" 3 The comeback kids? 4 Character that rhymes with Pooh

Last week’s solution

5 Edgy 6 Ada's st. 7 Actress Dunaway 8 German equiv. of "miss" 9 Reagan's "Star Wars" program, for short 10 Washroom, casually 11 Suffix after neur- or psych12 Response to a ring 13 Person who sticks around 14 They may possess 50footers 16 Platform used to play Metroid 22 When the clocks shift: abbr. 3 Author of the "Goosebumps" series 24 Does impersonations 25 "___ Nacht" (original German version of "Silent Night") 28 Least loopy 29 Burdens 30 Suit to ___ 31 Really fast plane, for short 33 Fixes 34 ___ Perignon 35 Prophetic 36 Classic Dave Brubeck song 40 Surfer of sorts 41 "___ says to the guy..." 44 Became the responsibility of 45 Camouflaged 46 Horny beasts, in two ways 49 ___ Ste. Marie, Mich. 50 His, to Henri 51 "The Sweetest Taboo" singer 52 Golfer K.J. 53 Drag racing assoc. 56 Tom Hanks movie with a Silly String fight 57 Eisenhower's command, for short 58 ___-LCD (display type on flat screens) 59 Bollywood actress Aishwarya ___

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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: 07/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0063718 FEI NO. 1006.140697.

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 costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or

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 one-quarter, the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter, and the Southwest one-quarter 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

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 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.-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 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 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.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

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August 25 – September 1, 2011

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 28-15-21, 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 one-quarter 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 Block-XXX 13N 19W 16 BOERNER COURT LOT A, BRNR BOERNER COURT LOT A, BRNR CRTA LOT A1 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 A1 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 15-18212, 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 Lot001 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, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on July 16th, 2008. 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 November 30th, 2007, 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: $5826. 68 Penalty: $116. 52 Interest: $1881. 76 Costs: $513. 04 Total: $8338. 00 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: Victor Richmond Missoula County Treasurer Bitterroot 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: 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 NOTICES OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SARA SIMKOWITZ, the Beneficiary, and WILLIAM E. MCCARTHY, the Successor Trustee, under the Trust Indenture described in this notice (referred to in this notice as the “Trust Indenture”) have elected to sell the property described in this notice, on September 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, and on the terms described in this notice, in order to satisfy the obligations described in this notice, pursuant to the terms of the Trust Indenture and the provisions of the Small Tract Financing Act, Mont. Code Ann. 711-301 et. seq. DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUST INDENTURE: Grantor: Thomas Pelletier Original Trustee: First American Title Company Successor Trustee: William E. McCarthy, Esq. Beneficiary: Sara Simkowitz Date: April 30, 2008 DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY COVERED BY THE TRUST INDENTURE: Lots 11 and 12 in Block 2 of Marilann Addition No. 2, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof. Said real property has an address commonly known as 639 South Avenue, Missoula, Montana 59801 RECORDING REFERENCE: Trust Indenture recorded on August 14, 2009, under Document No. 200920289 records of Missoula County, Montana. OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE TRUST INDENTURE: Appointment of Successor Trustee, appointing William E. McCarthy as trustee in the place of First American Title Company dated May 13, 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 abovedescribed 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 598064747 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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HOMES 117 Dallas, Lolo $174,900 MLS # 20115608 Great 3 Bed 2 Bath home on the hill in Lolo. This home features a spacious living room, large backyard and nice deck, great views of the mountains, and huge family room in the basement. Perfect home for RD financing. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749. 18737 Sorrel Springs Lane, Frenchtown, $389,000 MLS # 20113420, 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, Beautiful home on 4 acres with spectacular views. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749. 255 Riverbend, Superior area $250,000 • MLS# 20112932 • 4 bed/2 bath on 10.92 acres • Home and land - $250,000 • 9 acres of land only $117,000 • Offers considered. Jim Wheeler @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 406-239-1206. 20+ years experience 3 bed, 2 bath Potomac area home. Covered deck, fenced acreage and great views. The 28 x32 garage has double doors, attached storage in the back and small car port. RV hookups behind garage. 40x49 Quoncet shop with 200 amp service, air compressor, snap on car lift, crane, water. $259,900. MLS#10002960. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on large fenced lot, deck, fire pit, close to schools, walking paths and shopping. Newer furnace, water heater, gas fireplace. PRICE REDUCED ONLY $231,500. MLS# 20110384. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

1914 Scott St. Lg. 2BR $650/$700 dep. w/d hookups Some restrictions apply. For more information contact MHA Management at

AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE BITTERROOT MOUNTAINS. 3 Bdr/2 Bath Stevensville area on on 10 acres. Gorgeous,

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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 LOLO AREA CUSTOM HOME ON 1.65 ACRES. 5 Bdr/4 Bath, soaring cathedral ceilings, hand-peeled log, exposed beam, and stacked stone accents, gorgeous 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 Did you find the perfect place? Now plan your perfect weekend at MissoulaEvents.net 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, 3278787 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 call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com GORGEOUS HANDCRAFTED HOME ON 3.3 ACRES ON PETTY CREEK. 3 Bdr/2.5 Baths, Main floor master suite, great room, gorgeous kitchen, hardwood floors, heated double garage, with guest quarters, and great views. $425,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.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 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

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To be built, Frenchtown, $199,900 MLS: 10007166 BRAND NEW 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME ON 1 ACRE. HOME TO BE BUILT SO YOU CAN PICK YOUR COLORS AND SOME FINISHING TOUCHES. GENEROUS $2000 APPLIANCE ALLOWANCE AND $1300 LANDSCAPING ALLOWANCE. Call Betsy for more info 880-4749.

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

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PANORAMIC MISSOULA VALLEY VIEWS. 5 Bdr/3 Baths Farviews home overlooking Missoula and bordering city park and Highlands Golf Course. Great deck and patio, amazing master suite, huge shop space, and much more. $419,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Price Reduced 431 E Pine St.: 5 bed, 2 bath Gibson original home. Leaded glass windows, high

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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. $174,900. Prudential Montana. For more info

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812 Gerald, Msla $15,000 PRICE REDUCTION! $460,000 • MLS# 20112753 5 Bed, 2 Bath, Garage Borders U District and Downtown

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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

8169 Lower Miller Creek $244,000 MLS # 20113133 3 bedroom 2 bath Very well kept manufactured home on five productive acres in Upper Miller Creek with several outbuildings including 2 storage sheds, a detached double car garage and a separate shop/garage. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749. 860 Haley, Florence $550,000 MLS# 20115636 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage home available. Over 5000 finished square ft. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! Your own private movie theater comes with 55” LED 3D TV, seven theater chairs, and an awesome sound system. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749.

330 N. 1st St. W. 2 BR $691/$715 dep. All utilities paid

open floor plan, beautifully landscaped, great patio and deck with hot tub. $489,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

1725A Park Place, Msla PRICE REDUCED! $147,900 • MLS# 20111197 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath, Garage Fenced yard with Patio

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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 SPECTACULAR CUSTOM HOME ON SWEENEY CREEK. 5 Bdr/4 Bath, 8.3 acres, guest house, heated swimming pool, basketball court, triple car garage, and an absolutely gorgeous interior. $1,190,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com 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 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., 3278787 porticorealestate.com View or list properties for sale By Owner at www.byownermissoula.com OR call 550-3077

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES 1 & 2 bedroom condos near downtown Missoula starting at $149,900. Call Anne 546-5816 or Jeff 203-4143 for showing.

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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.

2103 S 14th St. W., Missoula • $213,000 MLS#20113475 Don't judge a book by its cover! This home offers many pleasant surprises! Updated kitchen, baths, fixtures, lighting, flooring, appliances, too many to list. Radiant in-floor heat upstairs, marble tile in lower bath, full finished basement with family room, fenced front & back yard, and double detached garage. This home is perfect for someone wanting to run a daycare. See more at www.210314th.com

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LAND Beautiful wooded 3.69 acres with 550 feet of Twin Creeks frontage. Easy access from Hwy 200 on well maintained county road. Modulars or manufactured homes on a permanent foundation are allowed. Seller will carry contract with $50,000 down at 7 % interest. PRICE REDUCED $194,900. MLS#10005586. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Huge Price Reduction! Beautiful building site with a 40x72 Agricutural Building. 20.78 Acres. $230,000. MLS#20111015. 10900 Crystal Creek Road, Clinton. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 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 Now! This is your best opportunity to own MT land for investment, recreation or home! Call 888-3613006 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

OUT OF TOWN 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 5465816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

8169 Lower Miller Creek • 3 Bed, 2 bath Well kept manufactured home on five productive acres in Upper Miller Creek. • 2 storage sheds, a detached double car garage and a separate shop/garage. • Only be 5 minutes from town. • $250,000 • MLS # 20113133.

“FAMOUS NINE MILE HOUSE” • Purchase the restaurant/bar, the house, outbuildings, & 4 trailer spots for • Dynamite investment for the right person with great potential for income from the rentals and the restaurant. • $449,000 • MLS # 20113100

860 Haley, Florence • 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage • Over 5000 Finished sqft. Amazing home with gorgeous views, & paved road access. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! • $550,000 • MLS #20115636

PRICE REDUCED 117 Dallas, in LOLO. $184,900 • 3 Bed 2 Bath home on the hill in Lolo. • Spacious living room, large backyard & deck, great views of the mountains, and huge family room in the basement. • Perfect home for RD financing.

2404 Rattlesnake Dr.

Missoula • $445,000 MLS#2011439 Rattlesnake dream property! Located on over 1/2 acre manicured & landscaped gardens & lawn. UG sprinkler & "secret garden", fenced yard. New exterior paint and a legal 1 bd apartment over 3 car garage! 2 bonus, bath & family room in basement.

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