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Voices/Letters Republican bosses, victims’ rights and peace .........................................4 The Week in Review Garage fire, sage grouse and a beaver..........................................6 Briefs Swiss cheese, solar roadmap and jail overcrowding ............................................6 Etc. A win for Badger-Two Medicine................................................................................7 News County plan to map wildfire risk could become regional model .........................8 News Preparations continue for historic Wilma’s grand reopening ...............................9 Opinion City council’s gun sales proposal misses the target. ......................................10 Opinion An underwater extinction story provides alarming news ..............................11 Feature Reduce, reuse … reimagine how to handle Missoula’s waste........................14

Arts & Entertainment

Arts Montana Film Festival pulls back the curtain on great indie films........................18 Books David Gates’ collection sparks revelation ..........................................................19 Film Depp’s smoldering portrayal ignites Black Mass .................................................20 Film Big Sky thrills in Subterranea and Gold ...............................................................21 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films.......................................................23 BrokeAss Gourmet Cauliflower tortillas .....................................................................24 Hangriest Hour Arepa Party Blowout ..........................................................................26 8 Days a Week Don’t overstuff your blue bags.............................................................27 Mountain High The Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter’s annual tour..............................33 Agenda Power through Paris .........................................................................................34


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by Skylar Browning

Asked Wednesday morning on the University of Montana campus How would you characterize your personal recycling habits? Followup: What would you like to see the city or community do to make recycling and reuse easier or more complete?

Greg Superneau: We recycle everything that we can in Missoula and we deliver it ourselves to the recycling center. Smells like Rose City: I’d like to have the city start curbside pickup. My brother lives in Portland and they do that at least twice a month. That would certainly make things easier.

Gabrielle Martinez: I try my best to throw my trash into the right bins, but if it’s not convenient I don’t always do it. Bin there, do that: Add more bins in more general areas and not just in classrooms. If there were more bins around campus, it’d definitely be more convenient.

Katie Waletzko: I recycle if a bin’s available on campus. At home, we only recycle aluminum cans—that’s about it. Location, location, location: I live in Bonner and there’s not really a recycling center there, so we have to drive all the way across town. I think we need more bins on campus and more drop-off options in general.

Jerre Thompson: We’re pretty good, I think. I live in an apartment complex with bins and my roommate and I take the time to separate everything, including glass. Glassed in: Recycling glass. I came from South Texas and that was something that was always available. I’m surprised that, as eco-conscious as Missoula is, that’s something we don’t have yet here.

[4] Missoula Independent • September 24–October 1, 2015

Give peace a chance America will soon have a generation raised entirely during wartime with no end in sight. The costs of war to our economy, our planet and more importantly to our military personnel and their families are high. Rather than making us safer, continued war creates deeper resentments and more determined enemies. I applaud Sen. Tester for the courage to stand up for diplomacy in his support of the Iran deal. More people than ever are against another war. So our leaders must find ways to deal with the issues that arise with diplomacy and compassion. While diplomacy doesn’t guarantee everyone gets what they want, it does provide “wins” for all sides and more importantly, it sets the stage for positive future dialogue. This deal prevents Iran from building a nuclear weapon if it ever decides to (a decision which all U.S. intelligence agencies agree it has not made). Because it prevents the threat of war, the deal makes everyone safer—Americans, Iranians, Arabs across the Middle East, Israelis and everybody else. Furthermore, it begins the lifting of economic sanctions that have had a devastating impact on ordinary civilian Iranians. Thank you Sen. Tester for realizing that diplomacy is our best option—for the sake of our children and our future. Betsy Mulligan-Dague Executive Director Jeannette Rankin Peace Center Missoula

Marsy’s Law It is something that we all try to avoid, that none of us want to think could happen to us, our friends or family members. Yet there are thousands of people across our state who face the daily challenges of being a victim of crime. Most Montanans are well aware of the constitutional rights afforded to those accused or convicted of crimes. But did you know there are no constitutional rights for crime victims in our state? Montana is one of only 18 states that does not afford rights to victims of crime that are coequal to the rights of those who commit crimes. That is not to say that members of the justice system and law enforcement don’t do all they can to ensure that victims’ rights are upheld, but their job is made more difficult when in the eyes of the law the rights of the accused carry more weight than those of the victims. In an effort to put the rights of crime victims on par with the rights of the accused, we have formed Marsy’s Law for Montana—a coalition that brings together law enforcement, prosecutors and victims’ advocates to pass a

constitutional amendment to correct this imbalance and ensure victims have access to equal rights under the Montana Constitution. Marsy’s Law is named for Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas, a California college student who was stalked and killed by her exboyfriend in 1983. Her murderer, who was later released on bail, confronted and threatened members of Marsy’s family, including her brother Henry Nicholas. The family was never notified by authorities that the murderer had been released. It was after this experience that Henry made it his mission to ensure that no victim or victim’s family would have to endure the same anguish that he and his family had been forced to face. Dr. Nicholas formed Marsy’s Law for All with the goal of establishing constitutional rights for the victims of crime and their families in all 50 states.

“Thank you Sen. Tester for realizing that diplomacy is our best option.”

The constitutional amendment proposed by Marsy’s Law for Montana will add a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights to the Montana State Constitution, which would grant victims the same constitutionally recognized rights as the accused and provide notification provisions requiring victims to be informed of changes to the custodial status of offenders and the accused. Implementing Marsy’s Law is a commonsense change that will benefit people across our state. It is not a Republican or Democratic issue—it is an issue concerning the safety of all Montanans and the basic rights of those who have been unjustly wronged. I encourage our elected officials and citizens across the state to learn more about our new coalition and our efforts to establish equal rights for crime victims in the state constitution. Kelsen Young Executive Director Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Who’s the boss? Republican Party bosses—Sen. Matt Rosendale, State Chair Jeff Essmann and Rep. Keith Regier—in sworn depositions and press releases, hope to justify why their lawsuit to limit voter choice by closing primaries has merit for Montanans.

These “bosses” lament that they need to reduce voter choice in order to force elected Republican legislators to better follow their directives. Regier voiced that the actions of those not voting with the party were “demoralizing” to those that fully embraced top-down control. Rosendale felt there was a “distressingly low amount of discipline” exhibited by “dissidents” that were not blindly obedient to the bosses. Finally, Essmann went on record by stating his intention to limit voting to a declared cadre of “loyal” party members. In an effort to defend their actions, the party bosses consistently point to four key policy areas to illustrate “dissident” behavior: First, to justify their opposition to the Water Compact, the party bosses have attempted to paint support as a Democrat position. If this characterization were true, why were Montana’s well-respected, Republicanleaning agricultural and business groups strong compact supporters? Second, the bosses opposed legislation to enhance transparency and reduce dark money electioneering in Montana. As polls measure huge bipartisan support for transparency, why do the party bosses support dark money? Third, the bosses defined support for a Montana medical plan as a Democrat position. Again, if this were partisan, isn’t it odd that most Montana’s rural hospitals, many with Republican-leaning boards, were adamant that without a timely solution rural hospitals would be forced to close. Finally, the bosses were actively complicit in lawsuit and legislative efforts to eliminate the influence of Montana’s historically independent voter base. Why would the party bosses seek to reduce the influence of the voter while further empowering themselves? An examination of the supposed sin of “dissidence” reveals a common theme. Dissident legislators put their conscience, their constituents and the groups that represent Montana constituencies first—ahead of the directives of the party bosses and out-of-state advocacy groups. Shockingly, it appears the sin of dissidence occurred when legislators honored their constitutional obligation to represent their constituents instead of the desires of their party bosses. Let’s be brutally honest. The party bosses are asking the courts to limit voter choice in primaries in order to transfer power and influence from Montana voters to themselves. Their work to limit voter choice and to intimidate elected officials into strictly adhering to their prescribed party line voting must be emphatically rejected. Montana will remain the last best place as long as legislators put their constituents and conscience ahead of party bosses. Jesse O’Hara Former Montana Republican senator Lakeland, Fla.

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by Robin Carleton

Wednesday, Sept. 16 The Missoula Redevelopment Agency approves a request for nearly $7 million to help fund an extensive redevelopment of Southgate Mall and surrounding properties.

Thursday, Sept. 17 Power is restored to most neighborhoods of Missoula after a Wednesday outage that NorthWestern Energy attributes to a beaver felling a tree that knocked down a power line. This is hereafter referred to as “The Beaver Incident.”

Friday, Sept. 18 Missoula’s Board of County Commissioners says goodbye to Bill Carey and swears in former City Councilwoman Stacy Rye as his interim replacement. Rye will run to keep the seat in the 2016 election.

Saturday, Sept. 19 The Haz Waste Days event hosted by the Missoula Valley Water Quality District collects household chemicals for proper disposal, including 2,500 gallons of flammable liquid and about 400 gallons of antifreeze, according to Supervisor Peter Nielsen.

Sunday, Sept. 20 A resident on Washburn Street realizes that his neighbor’s garage is on fire and sprays it with his garden hose until firefighters arrive. The Missoula Fire Department credits the man’s quick thinking for preventing the fire from becoming more serious.

Monday, Sept. 21 Mount Sentinel takes on a vibrant hue for the “Maroon Out the M” challenge, as participants wear Griz T-shirts and hike up the trail to support the Montana Food Bank Network.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 The U.S. Department of the Interior announces the greater sage grouse doesn’t require endangered species protection, saying the population has sufficiently rebounded due to recent conservation efforts.

A group of mountain bikers ride up the main trail at Blue Mountain Recreation Area while a double rainbow spans the Missoula Valley.

National parks

Eating up the “Swiss cheese” National parks are thought of as America’s treasures, defined areas to be preserved for public enjoyment. But when the Center for Western Priorities mapped each park this summer, another image came to mind. “We’ve been referring to it like Swiss cheese,” says the conservation group’s advocacy director, Jessica Goad. Goad has in mind not the patchwork of National Park Service land across the country, but the bits of private land that remain inside park boundaries. Known as inholdings, these plots can complicate park management and aren’t protected from development. For years, the federal government has been buying them up using offshore drilling fees through the Land and Water Conservation Fund—some 2.2 million acres since 1965. Another 1.6 million acres, or around 2 percent of all national park lands, remain identified for protection, according to National Park Service data published

for the first time this month by Goad’s organization. “I think we frankly were very surprised to see the extent of private inholdings in national parks,” she says, adding, “It’s not just the quantity of those acres, it’s the quality.” The LWCF is due for reauthorization this year and appears headed for a showdown in Congress as it expires Sept. 30. The program is best known in Montana for funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster public parks, fishing access and more. But federal sites within state lines also stand to benefit from LWCF funds, the center’s analysis shows. The program has been used to purchase more than 6,000 acres of national park land in Montana, including the entirety of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Glacier National Park, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and the Big Hole National Battlefield have also benefitted. In fact, the Big Hole National Battlefield is budgeted in the coming year to acquire another 355 acres adjacent to its existing 655-acre footprint, though

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park officials weren’t available for comment. There’s still some private land lingering in Glacier as well, most of it legacy properties near Lake McDonald that have been passed down through families, says Denise Germann, a management assistant at the park. “I think if opportunity presents itself, we’re always interested in acquiring throughout the park,” she says. “We work in partnership to maintain the integrity of the park. I think we’ve got good working relationships with our neighbors, the private landowners within the park.” Not everyone thinks LWCF should be used to buy more land, especially as the National Park Service already faces a multibillion-dollar backlog of maintenance projects. A representative from the Bozeman-based Property and Environment Research Center called for the LWCF to be reformed during April testimony before a U.S. House panel. “With the total federal estate now at more than 635 million acres and the extent of the unmet management needs on those lands, spending hundreds of millions of

[news] dollars each year through the LWCF to acquire new lands is simply irresponsible,� said research fellow Shawn Regan. Goad, however, believes upkeep of public lands should be considered separately from their acquisition. “By taking LWCF funds to pay for maintenance and backlog, that’s robbing Peter to pay Paul,� she says. Derek Brouwer

Jail diversion

Missoula nets state grant Earlier this year, the Montana Legislature overwhelmingly approved a measure allocating nearly $2 million for grants dedicated to jail diversion and crisis intervention initiatives statewide. The funds were in part intended to help communities resolve longstanding issues with overcrowding in local detention centers, and Missoula County is now set to receive a $253,221 chunk of that cash. The news, issued by Gov. Steve Bullock last week, comes at a time when Missoula finds itself in the midst of a comprehensive interagency discussion regarding solutions to jail overcrowding. City and county officials teamed up this summer to hire Sen. Cynthia Wolken, DMissoula, to draft a master plan for local jail diversion efforts. Wolken believes money secured by House Bill 33 will not only help address more immediate needs like a social worker and case manager for the Missoula County Detention Center but also provide a long-term funding source to get nonviolent offenders with underlying mental health issues the services they need. “It was always the intention of the governor and both parties in the legislature that it be ongoing funding built into the base budget,� Wolken says. “So it’s my expectation and anticipation that this pot of money is going to be a continuing source to fund some of the resources we need in our community on an ongoing basis so we’re not having to scramble to find grants every year for everything.� Missoula County Sheriff T.J. McDermott, who hammered the issue of jail overcrowding during last year’s campaign, says Missoula won’t be the sole beneficiary of the state grant. One way the county has managed to cope with its current resource shortage has been to rely on nearby facilities in communities like Hamilton to fill those gaps. In McDermott’s eyes, the development of incarceration alternatives for people with addiction and mental health issues will eventually relieve Missoula’s reliance on neighboring counties. “Our detention center holds 400 people,� McDermott says. “At one point a couple months ago we were 16

over and actually had 16 people sleeping on the floors in our facility. So we had to reach out to other county jails and ask for bed space ... I think what we’re seeing is their resources are being taken up by communities that don’t have these resources, like Missoula.� Last week’s grant award also came just ahead of a Sept. 29 public meeting to further discuss the jail diversion issue. McDermott will appear alongside Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley and Missoula City Councilwoman Emily Bentley, all three of whom serve on a jail diversion advisory board formed earlier this year. Wolken plans to complete her master plan by December, at which point she and others will have a better idea exactly how the state money will be spent. “This was an effort to invest back in the community,� Wolken says of the grants, “really benefit people, have them be close to their families and actually get meaningful services where they’re at.� Alex Sakariassen

Renewable energy

City studying solar potential Missoula officials aren’t sure yet if solar power is in city government’s future, but they may soon find out. This week the Missoula City Council signed a $14,000 contract with local solar equipment firm Solar Plexus to study the feasibility of installing photovoltaic systems at 14 city-owned sites, from fire stations to the water park to the cemetery. Solar panels aren’t foreign to city roofs. The city’s comprehensive climate action plan, approved in 2013, notes that small systems atop City Hall and two fire stations are already in place. Then there’s the solar array on Park Place parking garage, which was the largest in the state when installed that same year. But the “solar roadmap,� as it’s been dubbed, will show the full potential of solar as a renewable energy source for city government as it seeks to become carbon neutral by 2025. Scheduled to be completed over the next eight weeks, the roadmap will estimate the energy output potential at each site as well as financial figures that will enable the city to decide which, if any, are worth the investment. “We think those numbers are at a place that paybacks


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absolutely should be considered, are sensible and are good business decisions,â€? says Chase Jones, the city’s energy conservation coordinator. “We’re looking to make smart business decisions.â€? Jones’ position was created as part of the climate action plan, and since then he has looked for opportunities to conserve. He emphasizes that solar energy isn’t the city’s only idea for slashing emissions and that moving to renewable sources is most effective when done in tandem with other conservation work. “If you have a very energy efficient building and you have people working in that building who are conscious of what they can do to conserve energy or consume even less ‌ then you maximize the solar energy that you’re generating on top of the roof,â€? Jones says. Similarly, the city is on track to start capturing and harnessing all of the methane byproduct at the wastewater treatment plant by year’s end, a move that will reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 6 percent and save $85,000 annually. The city had hoped to trim carbon emissions by 10 percent by mid-2015 and will soon find out how close it came to the goal. If the roadmap shows the solar route is viable, Jones says the city may have to get creative to fund any installations. No funding has been earmarked for solar energy projects and council will have final say. “I think it will give us a compelling story and a clear story so that we can explore all those options, talk to all those people and attract a diverse array of investors,â€? Jones says. At least one council member is already optimistic. During a committee hearing on the roadmap, Bryan von Lossberg called solar energy a “no-brainerâ€? in terms of cost savings. Derek Brouwer

ETC. After closing the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s Sept. 2 meeting in Choteau, Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson didn’t mince words about the power of the three hours of public testimony offered in defense of the Badger-Two Medicine. The only person to argue in favor of Solenex’s proposed exploratory well was the company’s own attorney, and his statements were noticeably void of the emotional depth and connection to the land exhibited by every other person who stepped to the mic. “Everybody loves this place,â€? Donaldson told the Indy. “And they can’t imagine drilling here. It even goes further than just talking about mitigation ‌ It’s basically, ‘Do not drill here—period.’â€? Donaldson and his ACHP colleagues spent the subsequent three weeks reviewing all that testimony and drafting their own recommendations on how Solenex might mitigate the cultural and historic impacts of the development associated with its drilling proposal. The findings they released Sept. 21 not only mirrored Donaldson’s takeaway from the public hearing but also echoed the very sentiments that prompted the Blackfeet Tribe to terminate its mitigation negotiations with Solenex—and trigger the ACHP’s involvement—in the first place: There can be no mitigation. In its recommendations to the secretaries of Agriculture and Interior, the ACHP called for the cancellation of Solenex’s mineral lease. Damages from the proposed development would be so severe, the council wrote, “the Blackfeet Tribe’s ability to practice their religious and cultural traditions in this area as a living part of their community life and development would be lost.â€? Furthermore, the ACHP encouraged federal officials to take the necessary step toward terminating the other 17 active leases in the Badger-Two Medicine. Those comments will now be taken into consideration by Secretary of Ag Thomas Vilsack and, eventually, by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, who will have the final say in either canceling Solenex’s lease or approving its permit to drill. It’s hard to imagine the latter given the infectious power of the 165,588-acre swath of land held sacred by the Blackfeet—a power that pulled roughly 150 tribal and non-tribal folks together in a show of solidarity at the Sept. 2 meeting and promptly took hold of the ACHP’s five-member panel. As Blackfeet member Mike DesRosier Jr. said after the hearing, “Hopefully it has an impact on the people that make the decisions about the drilling.â€?


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Showtime Preparations continue for historic Wilma’s grand reopening by Kate Whittle

In the final days leading up to the about it all the time, so that was one of our the key elements original to the Wilma, ingrand reopening of the historic Wilma big goals not to have that issue here,” he says. cluding the massive Art Deco chandeliers Theatre downtown, construction crews are The Wilma’s main floor now features hanging above the balcony. An artist also working overtime to put the finishing three wooden tiers leading down to the or- touched up the ornate French murals lining touches on an extensive renovation. The chestra pit instead of the gradually sloping the walls, and many of the trimmings have Wilma’s new owner, Nick Checota, aims to concrete walkways, and seating on the tiers been repainted in a gold-gray color palette that’s characteristic of early 20th century make the final results feel true to the 94- will change as best suits the event. year-old venue’s Louis XIV-meets-Art Deco “And the other thing at the Top Hat, theaters, Checota says. style, but with modern amenities. you’ll have a large portion of the crowd who The new owner is particularly proud of “I’m way into history, I’m way into wants to sit, and a large portion wants to the improvements that most visitors to the architecture, we did a lot of research,” stand, and they’re always at conflict,” Wilma might not be able to see but will cerChecota says. “My wife [Robin] and I did all Checota adds. “But with having the fixed tainly hear, including a new sound system the design work, picked out all the color schemes and materials that were really true to the period.” In about three months, Checota and his team of five subcontractors have given the venue a major overhaul, from the green room in the basement to the top of the balcony. The upgrades are intended to preserve the theater’s character while being flexible enough to suit its current needs, which range from stand-up comedy performances to film screenings to EDM shows. Along the way, Checota’s team expanded its standing-room capacity from 1,000 to 1,400, laid down about 20,000 square feet of new hardwood flooring and raised the stage by 21 inches. photo by Kate Whittle Upon entering the lobby, one of the most striking differences is the The remodeled Wilma features an expanded capacity of 1,400, about 20,000 disappearance of the old wall behind square feet of new hardwood flooring, four full bars and a revamped sound the main bar. It’s been knocked out, system. Crews are working overtime to open the venue for two shows next week. with only a few columns separating the lobby from the main theater. seating on the balcony and standing room on and acoustic enhancements. Sound-absorp“So one of our philosophies is that all the floor [of the Wilma], we can resolve that.” tion panels are hidden in the walls to help bars come into the room,” Checota says of Among the things that had to go were reduce echoes, a relic of the pre-amplified the venue’s four full bar areas. Concert-goers the Wilma’s old red theater seats; Checota days when theaters were designed to throw no longer have to leave the show to go grab auctioned them off and donated the pro- actors’ voices as far as possible. “It’s going to be cool, it’s going to attract a drink or a snack. ceeds to the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. Checota, who’s serving as the general Workers also ripped out the beaten-up, 30- bands,” Checota says. “There’s a buzz alcontractor for the project, says he kept in year-old carpeting, and removed the massive, ready. I hear from agents, people are talking mind some of the lessons learned from his aging pipe organ that was hidden behind the about what we’re doing.” The Wilma hosts a sneak peak event 2012 renovation of the Top Hat. (He declines golden grating next to the stage. Seven difto put a price tag on the Wilma renovation, ferent curtain systems were replaced with a with music from the Lil’ Smokies and The although he will say that, along with his own single, striking red velvet drape that’s been Whizpops! on Friday, Oct. 2, followed by its personal investment, the project received fi- rated for fire safety. The bathrooms are com- sold-out grand reopening with My Morning nancing from First Interstate Bank.) pletely redone in classic gray-and-white tile Jacket on Oct. 5. “It’s my pet peeve at the Top Hat that flooring and additional sinks. shorter people can’t see the show, and I hear Where possible, Checota left some of

[8] Missoula Independent • September 24–October 1, 2015


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Missoula County commissioners have agreed to work with Bozeman-based Headwaters Economics to evaluate wildfire risk using a new model that could become a case study for planning throughout the West.

Initial spark County plan to map wildfire risk could become regional model by Laura Lundquist

Is a house worth a firefighter’s life? The instinctive answer is “No,” but when Montanans build homes deep in the woods, their actions might be saying, “Yes.” Missoula County already has plenty of people living in woodsy areas from Seeley Lake to Lolo, but county commissioners are concerned about adding more in risky places. That’s why they agreed on Sept. 15 to take part in what could be a case study for fire-wise planning throughout the West. “If you just say, ‘Where are the trees and where are the houses?’ the whole county ends up being in the [wildlandurban interface]. This will help us say we all know we live in the interface but what’s the danger? Where should we be more careful?” says Commissioner Jean Curtiss. Headwaters Economics, a Bozemanbased research group, will use Missoula County to develop a new way to evaluate wildfire risk to help local governments with planning. Officials want to explore a new approach after a 2013 Headwaters Economics report showed 90 percent of the interface in Montana—or 2,600 square miles—is still poised for development. If more homes were built in higher-risk areas, firefighters would spend more time and effort defending structures than suppressing wildfires. The project work has taken on greater

urgency as this summer has shown climate change and past fire suppression are causing modern wildfires to be more frequent, widespread and dangerous. In August, three firefighters died and more were injured while defending the town of Twisp, Wash. Closer to home, it was just two years ago that four houses burned and thousands prepared to evacuate as the Lolo Complex fires roared through more than 5,000 acres. The Headwaters Economics project intends to combine two factors: where development is likely to occur in the next 10-20 years and the associated wildfire risk in those areas. The research group has already raised $1 million for the project—the county pays nothing—and will work with Anchor Point, a Colorado consulting company that uses a slew of environmental information, such as prevailing winds and timber type, to create detailed maps of fire risk. Headwaters Economics Director Ray Rasker will gather the necessary information from a variety of experts, including the Fire Science Laboratory. “Missoula County has a lot of people with a tremendous amount of expertise in fire,” Rasker says. “We don’t want to come off as local experts at all.” Once the risk map is finished, the group will overlay the areas where residential development is predicted and identify

which are more likely for wildfire. “We’ll be able to see where commissioners might want to direct growth in a different direction. As we all know, structure protection is incredibly expensive,” said Missoula County Chief Planner Patrick O’Herren. Rasker anticipates the results will be available within a year, when he’s eager to present them to the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council. Due to mounting costs and danger, the council is trying to develop a new national firefighting strategy. One goal is to develop fire-adapted communities, but no one has really fleshed out how to do that. Headwaters Economics started developing its technique for projecting growth and used the predictions to inform landuse planning in fire-prone areas of Summit County, Colo. Rasker and the Summit County commissioners presented their work to the council earlier this year and proposed that a federal grant program be created to help other counties do the same. But the Forest Service wanted five more studies. Missoula County is the first to add the risk map. “We’re hoping this can be used for other communities across the West,” O’Herron said. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [9]


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Bad aim City council’s noble gun sales proposal misses the target by Dan Brooks

Last week, Missoula City Council members Bryan von Lossberg, Marilyn Marler and Emily Bentley proposed an ordinance to require criminal background checks for all gun sales within city limits. Federal law already requires such checks for firearm sales by licensed dealers, but sales at guns shows—like the ones that happen at the Adams Center a couple times a year—aren’t covered. That’s a bad loophole. Under current law, convicted felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill can’t legally buy guns from licensed dealers, but they can go to gun shows and buy whatever they can afford. It’s bad policy to exempt unlicensed sales from federal gun laws in this way, like requiring drivers to have licenses unless they get their cars from Craiglist. So I applaud the spirit behind the council’s proposal, which is endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety and the Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I am concerned, though, that this action demanding gun sense does not demand enough policy sense. It’s wise to insist that buyers at gun shows undergo the same background checks as buyers at licensed dealers, since they all end up with the same guns. But as a city ordinance, this proposal has the potential to bring about unintended consequences, without making it substantially harder for criminals and the mentally ill to buy firearms. As Everytown and Moms Demand Action have pointed out, there are 50 licensed gun dealers in Missoula. No location within city limits is more than 10 miles from a dealer, so it’s reasonable to believe that the people who buy guns at shows aren’t doing it because they can’t find a licensed seller. They’re doing it because they’re looking for firearms that aren’t widely sold, or—more germane to this proposed ordinance—because they don’t want to submit to background checks. The people in this second category have already demonstrated their willingness to circumvent the law. Some are surely good citizens who could pass background checks but object to the process

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for ideological reasons. Some, though, are felons and other people who cannot legally buy guns from licensed dealers. The premise of this proposed ordinance is that such people have already proved willing to inconvenience themselves to buy guns by waiting for gun shows instead of visiting a licensed shop. Requiring background checks at gun

“Our city democracy is probably better than the one we’ve got in Washington, D.C., but it lacks the scope to make this ordinance meaningful.”

shows within city limits might keep some of these people from buying guns, but all it guarantees is that they won’t buy guns in Missoula. The next Hamilton Gun Show is scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, approximately one hour’s drive from City Hall. That’s farther than 10 miles, and it will keep guns away from mentally ill felons who ride the bus. Otherwise, it will only require that people who want to buy firearms pass a criminal background check or know someone who has a car.

It will also incur as much howling as any other law that might prevent someone from buying a gun. The gun-control discussion has collapsed into binary opposition between people who oppose any new regulation and people who are desperate to pass something—anything— that might curb America’s absurd level of gun violence. I tend to fall into the second camp, and I support Lossberg et al.’s spirit. I support the efforts of Everytown and Moms Demand Action. I cannot support this ordinance, however, because I think it is likely to provoke opposition from gun show participants without making it meaningfully harder for felons to get guns. I understand the impulse to fix this problem municipally. The NRA and other lobbyists against gun control have become impossibly powerful at the federal level, stymying a reform that, as of last year’s Quinnipiac poll, 92 percent of gun owners support. In a better democracy, this law would be federal. Our city democracy is probably better than the one we’ve got in Washington, D.C., but it lacks the scope to make this ordinance meaningful. It also has the potential to alienate an important partner in solving this problem: organizers of gun shows. If we’re looking to close a loophole that Congress cannot, we will need sponsors, venue managers and vendors to insist on background checks themselves. It won’t be a popular idea, at first. But it will be more popular than intervention from Missoula’s high-spending, progressivealigned city council. I like the council’s gesture on this issue and I agree with the position it reflects. I don’t think it’s smart policy, though, and smart policy is what we need now. If the last decade of gun violence and unproductive debate have proven anything, it’s that the right position is not enough. Dan Brooks writes about politics, culture and the superiority of trap to skeet at


Trout = canary An underwater extinction story provides alarming news by Chris Wood

As children, most of us learned about the passenger pigeons, whose huge flocks darkened America’s skies before they became extinct a century ago. Another lesson came from the buffalo that we did our best to eradicate from the Great Plains. Less understood is what goes on underwater in our lakes, rivers and streams. Now, a new report by Trout Unlimited shows disturbing parallels with those old stories of loss: Extinction has already eliminated three species of native trout, while many other species of trout have vanished from large parts of their historic range. The “State of the Trout,” the first comprehensive assessment of the status of America’s native trout, says only 25 species remain, with 13 of those occupying less than one-quarter of their historic habitat. This is grim news for angler and non-angler alike, and a warning to anyone who assumes there will always be water fit to drink. Trout serve as our canary in the coal mine for the state of the environment. Trout cannot survive without clean water—exactly the kind of water we’d like our children to be able to play in without getting sick. Trout fishing, and fishing in general, is also a big business, generating more than $114 billion annually, according to the American Sportfishing Association. There’s no secret about what we need to do to keep our native trout from going the way of the passenger pigeon. First, we must protect the remaining healthiest habitats—the places that supply the coldest, cleanest water. Second, habitat restoration must be undertaken at a larger scale to connect river systems so that trout are better able to withstand floods, fire and drought. This work will also help to make human communities safer and more resilient by building floodplains that can absorb and dissipate flood flows. Controlling the introduction and spread of invasive species is important, too. Hatcheries mask habitat that has been degraded. Stocking non-native

fish on top of native fish does nothing to restore native trout to a healthy environment. Instead, it is a backwards and self-defeating activity. Finally, we need to conserve and modernize our water resources, become more efficient in the use of water, and make sure that development does not compromise native trout habitat. Fortunately, trout are remarkably resilient creatures. Given half a chance, they will respond and rebound.

“Extinction has already eliminated three species of native trout, while many other species of trout have vanished from large parts of their historic range.” In southern Colorado, for example, a joint project is restoring Kerber Creek, damaged by over a century of hardrock mining. More than 20 toxic tailings piles line the creek, affecting the trout. Thanks to Trout Unlimited and its partners, private landowners along the stream are working with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and others to restore the creek. The project will not only bring the creek back to its pre-mining health, it will also begin to return native Rio Grande cutthroat to the watershed. Another example is in the Driftless

Area of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, where more than 75 miles of private land trout habitat has already been restored. Pre-restoration fish counts indicated only 200 trout per mile of stream, while post-restoration surveys show over 2,000 fish per mile. And in Maine, Trout Unlimited worked with a coalition of conservation groups, state and federal agencies, tribes and utility companies to come to an agreement that led to the removal of three dams. This reopened more than 1,200 miles of habitat to imperiled Atlantic salmon and other species such as shad, herring and striped bass. The first lesson that emerges from these collaborative stewardships is that partnerships are vital. Every time landowners, farmers, ranchers and students work to replant streamside areas and repair irrigation diversions, they build community in an otherwise fractured society. In many cases, the relationships that emerge from previously competing interests may be as important to the well-being of the country as the restoration work itself. The second lesson is about leadership. Every example of recovery and restoration cited above and in the “State of the Trout” report originated with just one person or a small group of people. Nature needs passionate, hopeful leaders, and many are coming forward. Native trout are in genuine trouble in the United States, but we can help them by helping the waterways they need to survive. In doing so, we help ourselves and energize our communities as well. This work of restoration demonstrates the unbridled optimism and confidence that makes America great and proves that a few dedicated and committed people can make a difference—and in their own way, change the world. Chris Wood is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the column service of High Country News ( ). He is the president and CEO of Trout Unlimited.

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Your English Teacher Was Right – In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council—because there was no comma. The law requires the records’ release “only in compliance with a subpoena or an order of a court.” Slatery said if there had been a comma after “subpoena,” a council subpoena would get the records, but without the comma, only court subpoenas. And in July, Andrea Cammelleri prevailed on her parking ticket challenge because there was no comma. A West Jefferson, Ohio, ordinance banned parking of any “motor vehicle camper, trailer.” A state appeals judge ruled that, with a comma after “vehicle,” Cammelleri’s truck would have been banned, but without it, only campers and trailers were.

Great Moments in Gerrymandering – In April, the City Council of Columbia, Missouri, rigged a specially drawn “Community Improvement District” to pass a sales tax increase. Under the law, if the district had no “residents” to vote, the “election” would be decided by the tax-friendly business owners. However, the Council somehow missed that college student Jen Henderson, 23, actually lived there and had registered to vote, meaning the business owners could not vote and that the tax increase would be decided by ... Henderson. (In late August, the Council “postponed” the election and at press time were in a quandary, as Henderson said she’s against higher taxes.)

The Continuing Crisis – A teenage girl in Wyandotte, Michigan, using $9.95 tools from a website called, pretended for months to be pregnant (with abdomen extenders and ultrasound photos of her “triplets”). She received gifts, had a baby shower, joined expectant mother groups and even frightened her 16-year-old boyfriend enough that he began looking for full-time work to feed the soondue “babies.” However (obviously), the ruse fell apart in the 10th month (in August), drawing community outrage, but according to the sheriff, none of the “victims” who were fooled have come forward to press fraud charges.

Cultural Diversity – While “Deep South” states’ courts are notorious for death sentences, the “epicenter” of capital punishment in recent years has shifted to Southern California, according to a September analysis. While neither Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, nor Virginia has issued a death sentence this year, Riverside County, California, has recorded seven, and since 2010, Riverside and Los Angeles County have led the nation in death-row assignments. (Ironically, of course, California rarely actually executes anyone; its death row has 748 residents, and no one has walked the last mile since 2006.) Fine Points of the Law – Cormega Copening, 17, and his girlfriend Brianna Denson, 16, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, are old enough to have sex (”adults,” according to state law) but apparently too young to exchange nude photos. Copening was charged with five counts of “sexual exploitation”—for receiving “sexts” from Denson and having nude photos of himself on his phone (i.e., “exploiting” himself). Denson accepted a lesser sentence and is serving a tedious, restrictive probation; she had also been charged with self-exploiting. After much criticism for threatening felony charges and sex-offender registration, prosecutors offered Copening a similar tedious, restrictive probation in September.


Perspective – Ten years after Hurricane Katrina left tens of thousands homeless in New Orleans and neighboring Gulf states, many of the 120,000 hastily constructed box-type trailers ordered up—and later condemned for concentrations of carcinogenic formaldehyde—by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are still being used in the U.S., though most living in them have no clue about the risk. The most recent users were oilfield workers in North Dakota boomtowns, but shady entrepreneurs had also bought trailers at FEMA auctions and sold them to tornado and flood victims—after removing FEMA’s “Not For Human Habitation” stickers, according to a major investigation by, released in August.

Failure to Keep a Low Profile – (1) Maurice Stewart, 22, on the lam since November while wanted for armed robbery in Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested in August when police spotted a man matching his description—notably, his one-of-a-kind tattoo of a semiautomatic rifle just below his right eye. (2) Nearly every courthouse forces visitors to walk through a metal detector after leaving pocket contents (wallets, keys, etc.) in bins. Isaac Phillips, 24, faced several charges from a courthouse visit in August in Cincinnati because, among the items he had to remove from his pocket were a drug scale and a razor blade. After a short chase, he was arrested.



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People With Issues – According to a divorce petition filed by Carole Mundy (and reported in the New York Post in August), her estranged husband Jeffrey Stein (a “top administrator” for New York’s Nassau County District Attorney) drove her to post-traumatic stress disorder with his “lifestyle.” According to the petition, Stein sometimes wore a chastity belt to work and, during sex, wore diapers and “a horse tail” (with an anal plug) and “gallop(ed)” around their home, used a litter box, had his wife “walk” him on a leash, dressed like a “sissy maid” named “Jessica,” and wanted to be fed and diapered like a baby. Said Mundy’s lawyer, it was “a bedroom nightmare.” Thanks this week to Rich Heiden, Jane Skeene, Dan Bohlen and Michelle Jensen, and to the News of the Weird Board of Editorial Advisors. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [13]


he system is broken. A major overhaul is needed. Massive education programs must retrain entire communities. Ask enough sustainability experts about the current state of waste reduction and recycling efforts and some of their answers can be downright depressing. At least there’s hope. The Environmental Protection Agency reported over the summer that Americans recycled 65 millions tons of municipal solid waste in 2013. That’s a lot! More importantly, it’s almost 11 million tons more than what we recycled in 2000. The EPA also found that we generate less waste per person per day now (4.4 pounds) than in 2000 (4.7), and we recycle more (1.12 pounds per day versus 1.03). The problem isn’t a general unwillingness to reduce, reuse and recycle—it’s that we’re often doing those things incorrectly, inefficiently or insufficiently. Luckily, there are local businesses, organizations and residents discovering new and better ways to deal with Missoula’s waste. The Sustainable Business Council launched earlier this year its Moving Missoula Toward Zero Waste campaign, which follows similar national efforts led by groups like Eco-Cycle and the Zero Waste International Alliance. Some of the proposed solutions, unfortunately, aren’t always simple. ( Just read how Bradley Layton spends time in his garage.) And true change is going to have to come from more than just your personal choices. (Although how you drink your beer can make a difference.) But, like we said, there’s hope—and it starts with some of the stories below.



ed Lodge Ales owner Sam Hoffmann is pretty sure the initial call in early 2013 came from Jürgen Knöller. The two were longtime friends, both with strong ties to Germany, and Knöller was trying to drum up more interest in Bayern Brewing’s then year-old glass reuse program. Hoffmann says he was intrigued but in no way surprised that someone in the craft beer industry would be at the center of a partial solution to Montana’s glass recycling conundrum. Getting Red Lodge Ales on board with the initiative seemed like a great way to reduce the brewery’s footprint and help a friend. “Jürgen has a hell of an investment in that bottle washing apparatus,” Hoffmann says, referring to the $400,000 bottle washer Knöller purchased and had

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shipped from Germany in early 2012. “So anything we can do to help that make a return for him we’re happy to do.” Red Lodge Ales has since become a collection hub for used glass, dolling out empty Bayern ecopacks to locals and shipping full ones by the pallet to Missoula. Hoffmann estimates the brewery sends about a pallet or two a month, each containing 1,728 individual bottles. And according to Bayern brewmaster Thorsten Geuer, Red Lodge is just one of several Montana communities working to help Bayern inch closer to its goal of utilizing 100-percent reused glass. “The washing, that machine is already there,” Geuer says. “We already had the wheel, now we have to build something around it. That’s where we are now, piecing



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Hoping to cut down on the amount of glass going to the Missoula landfill, Bayern Brewing owner Jürgen Knöller dropped $400,000 on a German-made bottle washer in early 2012. The brewery’s reuse program now receives regular shipments from communities as far away as Red Lodge, Billings and Yellowstone National Park.

it together and trying to make it more efficient and grow to greater numbers.” Glass recycling has long been a tricky proposition in Montana. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality attributes this partly to our small population not generating enough glass to make the establishment of glass bottling plants or full-scale recycling programs appealing. Out-of-state recycling outlets are often too far away to make shipping cost-efficient. While a variety

aire Xanterra, says the park’s participation began with a small stack of ecopacks in his office made available to Xanterra employees. After pilot projects in Mammoth Village and the Old Faithful area, Yellowstone finally rolled out a park-wide initiative for employees and visitors this summer. “We’re not capturing all our bottles by any means,” Hoffman says, explaining the bottle collection has largely been a “back-of-house” effort so far. “We’re really

bottles, there’s the added benefit of putting some of that production money back into the local community. Even with the support of areas like Red Lodge and Yellowstone, the supply of used bottles at Bayern continues to ebb and flow. Some weeks the reused glass will account for 40 percent of what the brewery bottles, Geuer says, other weeks it will be 50 percent or higher. Bayern Sales and Marketing Director Jared Spiker

“We already had the wheel, now we have to build something around it. That’s where we are now, piecing it together and trying to make it more efficient and grow to greater numbers.” —Thorsten Geuer, Bayern Brewing of organizations throughout Montana have attempted to find community-based solutions to the problem over the years, a statewide fix continues to elude. Bayern’s answer has its own limits, namely that the brewery can only accept standard 12-ounce brown bottles like the ones it already distributes its beer in. But the effort has clearly shown that demand for glass recycling is there, not only in Missoula but across Montana. Geuer says Billings has been one of the most voluminous sources of glass to date; Bayern was recently scheduled to receive a shipment of 10 pallets (720 cases, 17,280 bottles) from Billings-based curbside recycler Earth First Aid. Thanks to another of Knöller ’s friends at Four Corners Recycling in Bozeman, the brewery is also increasing the range of its reuse program in employee bars, lounges and dining rooms throughout Yellowstone National Park. Dylan Hoffman, director of sustainability for Yellowstone concession-

only doing this in places where it’s really controlled, and the greatest success has been in our employee pubs because those folks know, they’re there all the time, they’re used to the program.” Once activity in the Yellowstone slows down in the winter and Xanterra has final collection figures for the year, Hoffman says they’ll begin to retool the initiative and prepare for a more visible presence next year that could provide an opportunity to share the full story of Bayern’s program with guests. Hoffman adds that supporting Bayern fits with Yellowstone’s overall focus on local and sustainable options when it comes to meals and beverages, considering most of the regional beer sold in the park— Big Sky Brewing, Grand Teton, Deschutes, Red Lodge Ales—comes in the standard bottles Bayern needs. In Geuer’s eyes, the reuse program as a whole also nets Bayern a new glass supplier: the customer. And with Bayern paying $1.20 a case for used

says the brewery reused 31,330 cases of glass within the last year, but education remains the biggest hurdle. People still bring incompatible glass to the brewery, while others—including Missoula customers— have yet to even hear about the program. It takes time to change people’s habits and educate the community on new programs like Bayern’s. Progress can be slow. But with the continued expansion of glass bottle reuse to other parts of Montana, Geuer and others see great promise. And in the meantime, good practices are feeding other new ideas. The ecopacks Bayern developed to make bottle collecting easier and more visible led to the introduction of similar reusable packaging for all of Bayern’s retail shipments, Geuer says. By Spiker’s count, Bayern reused 16,438 boxes last year, adding cardboard to the list of recyclables Missoula craft beer is keeping out of the landfill. Alex Sakariassen

he Google Street View image of Bradley Layton’s split-level home offers a fitting snapshot of his family’s way of life. It shows two teenagers digging a ditch for a row of eclectic rocks on a sunny April day, while a dog eyes the Google vehicle from the edge of the driveway. Also in the driveway are three bicycles, including one equipped with a wooden pallet for a trailer that was likely used to haul the rocks into their quiet Rattlesnake neighborhood. Layton, who directs the Energy Technology Program at Missoula College, has furnished a good portion of his property with reclaimed materials, finding uses for shards of pottery, old wood and even a bit of bicycle chain he found on the road, in an effort to reduce waste. An engineer by training, Layton has turned his focus toward sustainability, and his home has become a sort of laboratory. When Google drove by in 2012, Layton’s family was already “landfill negative,” meaning they divert more waste than they

create. Three years later, not only has Layton found ways to build gates and sheds with salvaged materials, but he has honed his system for recycling household trash so that virtually none of it is discarded. “When I bought the house here, one of my goals was to start working under what’s called the photosynthetic ceiling, so trying to consume less energy than the sun actually provides to whatever fraction of space I occupy,” he says. “The waste reduction has been part of it.” The challenge of waste isn’t so much about finding value in the valueless, but that it’s more convenient to toss unwanted objects together than to pull them back apart. Even bins of recyclables find their way to the landfill when the contents are contaminated. “It’s just putting like materials with like materials,” Layton says. “What can you sort of milk out of a waste stream that would otherwise be a landfill liability?” He does this in the garage, at a clever, albeit low-tech, station where Layton sifts

“zero waste” Good question. The Zero Waste International Alliance defines “zero waste” as a goal and guiding principle for changing lifestyles and practices to emulate nature, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. This means addressing waste generation both “upstream” in production and “downstream” in consumption. The latter means avoiding volume and toxicity of waste, conserving and recovering resources and not burning or burying potential resources. The goal of zero waste is to eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health. Sound like a pain in the ass? Perhaps. But it often saves money and always means preserving our lands, water and air, as well as human health. By fully using resources we avoid toxic waste and discharges. Plus, as the examples on these pages show, it’s not as hard to accomplish as you may think. Information provided in part by the Zero Waste International Alliance ( and the Sustainable Business Council’s Toward Zero Waste Program ( • September 24–October 1, 2015 [15]

through all of the family’s trash. Only two tiny waste bins are located inside the house—a compromise between family members. Instead, most items are discarded through a small chute near the dining room that empties to a workbench. Amid a healthy cloud of gnats, Layton picks through a small pile of clutter on a recent morning. He pulls out metallic wrappers, a used tissue, bottles of nail polish, a tennis ball and a toilet bowl flapper, placing each into a designated bag, box or jar so it can be composted, recycled or reclaimed. Layton calls it “triaging.” His recycling effort stands out in Missoula, where a paltry 19 percent of garbage escapes the landfill, according to data gathered by the Sustainable Business Council. Low recycling rates are compounded by other wasteful habits, relatively speaking. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average Montanan generates more than 7 pounds of trash each day, nearly 3 pounds more than the average American.

Layton spends about 30 minutes each day sorting trash and tending to the backyard compost pile. Some materials still flummox him, like the five-gallon bucket of Shopvac debris—his only unsorted waste over the last six months—and certain kinds of packaging. Other items, like

What would be revolutionary for Missoula, others say, is to create a system in which everyone is willing to participate. “There’s only so much that citizens can do on their own or businesses can do on their own,” says UM environmental studies professor Robin Saha.

claims to divert 80 percent of city waste. “That means the landfill space could last three or four times longer if we could sort out much more waste than we do now.” Around 250,000 tons of trash are hauled to the privately run Missoula landfill each year, according to Rick Thompson

“How do I milk or squeeze or utilize some material in a way that is not wasteful?” —Bradley Layton the bags of rubber and styrofoam, are recyclable but don’t have local markets, so they’re slowly accumulating in his garage. So while Layton’s effort shows the plausibility of a modern, waste-free lifestyle, it also underscores the difficulty of doing so. “I don’t see most people wanting to take the time to sort through twist ties and little bits of plastic with some wax in it, or ketchup or lint,” he says. “I don’t see this as being super revolutionary.”

Saha sees waste reduction as everyone’s obligation, but says research has shown that most only recycle when convenient. Therefore, local government has a responsibility to make recycling easier for residents, he says. Without such action, “zero waste” will remain something of a pipe dream. “We could be keeping three times or four times as much waste out of the landfill as we do now,” Saha says, comparing Missoula to cities like San Francisco, which

of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. State records indicate the landfill will reach capacity in 15 or so years, and Republic Services has already acquired permission to expand, he says. Landfills also release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, but Thompson says Montana landfills aren’t required to report emissions levels to the state. Saha believes a mandatory recycling program and city-owned landfill would provide stronger incentives for minimizing waste.

“I think city leaders should be asking what are our waste disposal costs going to be 10, 20 years down the road and how can we manage those so they don’t balloon up?” he says. In the Rattlesnake, a remnant of a small-scale trash catastrophe sits on Layton’s curb. It’s an old jar of peanut butter, the prize a bear tried to claw from a neighbor’s trash can. Layton pulled it from the carnage, then filled the plastic jar with dirt from the street and water from his gutters. As he sloshes the simple cocktail, the last bit of peanut butter dissolves from the rim. “This is typically the enemy, or hurdle if you will, of any recycling,” Layton says. “You’ve got biology on the inside and technology on the outside, and really it’s just a matter of triaging those two apart from each other.” “I just put that right back to Mother Nature,” he says of the contents, destined for his compost pile, “and give the plastic back to the industrial guys.” Derek Brouwer



s the clock ticks toward the 4 p.m. deadline on Saturday, teams at the annual Spontaneous Construction competition make final adjustments and set their projects into place. The annual competition, hosted by Home ReSource, invites local organizations to spend a day outside creating something useful, beautiful, entertaining or just plain weird out of an assortment of salvaged building materials. The results will be auctioned off Oct. 16, with proceeds benefiting Home ReSource’s programs. The team from Climate Smart Missoula hoist wreaths of yellow tubing, meant to mimic flower planters, on a tall wooden contraption. Climate Smart Director Amy Cilimburg says it’s a prototype for a solar-powered phone-charging station. “So we feel like Missoula can use more fun downtown kiosks like this, a lot of urban centers have things like this,” Cilimburg explains. Climate Smart Missoula is fundraising to buy a solar panel and construct a working version to install at Home ReSource, she says. Nearby, members of the housing nonprofit Homeword admire their handiwork on what they called a vertical garden beverage station. “Here we’ve got all the fixings to sit out on the deck, with herbs to mix with your drinks,” says Heather McMilin, Homeword’s housing development director. The station was assembled

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Heather McMilin, left, puts the final touches on a garden bar constructed out of salvaged materials by her team from Homeword.

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out of folding doors, hickory planks and topped off with a shower door to shelter it from rain. SponCon is all in good fun, but reusing old building materials holds the serious potential for reducing a huge amount of American waste, says Jeremy Drake, education program manager at Home ReSource. About 40 percent of

seem to be as much as one would hope for a city with an eco-minded reputation. One rough estimate by the Sustainable Business Council puts local recycling rates at about 19 percent, which is on par with the state average, according to the Department of Environmental Quality. The nationwide recycling rate is 34.3 percent.

it can save, and to really encourage people to recycle,” Verrue says. The city will also add a section to its website explaining where specific items can be dropped off. He hopes to have that completed by mid-October. Drake adds that salvaging materials from demolition sites, as Home ReSource does, has benefits to the community be-

“Waste is one of our global culture’s shadows. It’s something that no one really wants to think a whole lot about.” —Jeremy Drake, Home ReSource American trash is generated by construction waste. “And of that 40 percent, 90 percent is just from basic remodels and renovations,” Drake says. “So that’s a lot of what will go on in Missoula—someone will buy a house and decide to put in a new kitchen.” Home ReSource’s main mission is to help reclaim usable materials from construction sites. Drake says it’s unclear how much Missoula recycles, but it doesn’t

Many cities, like San Francisco, have reduced their waste by requiring contractors to recycle usable materials as part of their building permits. State code doesn’t allow Missoula to enact similar rules, says Don Verrue, a building officer with Missoula City Development Services. The city can encourage people to recycle, though, and Verrue is working on an educational campaign. “What that’s going to do is explain the importance of deconstruction, the money

yond reduced waste. Deconstruction also prompts people to consider everyday things in a new light. “Waste is one of our global culture’s shadows,” Drake says. “It’s something that no one really wants to think a whole lot about, and no one really knows a whole lot about it, and people either care about recycling or they don’t care about recycling, but most people have this concept that you throw things away and that’s the end of the story.” Kate Whittle

Montana waste, Pounds of waste generated per Montanan per day:


Pounds of waste generated per American per day: 4.381

Tons of waste generated per American per year: 1.53 Tons of waste generated by Americans in 2012: 251 million Tons of waste recycled or composted in the U.S. in 2012: 87 million Percent of waste stream recycled or composted in the U.S.: 34.5 Tons of waste sent to Missoula landfill in 2013: 211,000 Percent of waste stream recycled or composted in Montana in 2003: 15 Percent of waste stream recycled or composted in Montana in 2012: 21.9 Percent of waste stream recycled in Missoula (estimated): 19 Statistics provided by the Sustainable Council’s Toward Zero Waste Program ( and compiled from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Green • September 24–October 1, 2015 [17]


Like gold Montana Film Festival features local thrillers, cutting-edge techniques and one big, beautiful disaster by Erika Fredrickson


he Montana Film Festival isn’t just about brokedown homesteads and men squinting into the horizon or galloping horses and rambling pickup trucks. There’s some of that kind of thing, of course, because who doesn’t love quintessential Montana tropes? The breathtaking Charlie Russell skies of 2003’s Northfork, Philbert Bono’s soul-searching road trip in 1989’s Powwow Highway, the startling snowfall among towering pines in this year’s Winter Light—all will screen as part of the festival’s retrospective. But thank goodness for diversity. The inaugural festival, which runs Thu., Oct. 1, through Sun., Oct. 4 and is presented by the Roxy Theater and the Montana Film Office, offers an eclectic and finely curated lineup with three new locally made films that experiment with fresh twists on Montana themes, plus buzz-worthy independent films that have nothing to do with Montana at all. “There’s a real true independent spirit about what we’re doing here,” says Roxy Director Mike Steinberg. “There are Montana films made on their own and films that are pioneering and maverick—some of which are getting more national attention than others. But they all have that independent voice.” Montana premieres include Love Like Gold, directed by Kier Atherton, and Mathew Miller’s Subterranea—both of which star local actors and familiar haunts (see page 21 for full reviews). The Triangle, another Montana-made feature directed by several people, including Roxy programming coordinator Andrew Rizzo, tells the story of three filmmakers who venture into the wilderness to capture the culture of a secluded commune, with shocking results. Steinberg says these anticipated Montana premieres, funded mostly through Kickstarter campaigns, will bring in big crowds. Even though the Roxy hosts locally produced films in its Homegrown Shorts program, it’s a rarity to see three non-documentary features in one place at one time. “There is a vital film community in Missoula,” Steinberg says. “It’s not as large as other places, of course—like Seattle—but there are a lot of people making films here and a lot of film fans.” Strong local filmmaking is important to the Montana Film Festival, but Steinberg’s vision goes beyond that. He sees the event as an opportunity to showcase the most innovative filmmakers working in the independent industry today. For that reason, he and Rizzo also selected some bold out-of-state films to complement the Montana-made fare. Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker, tells the story of an African-American trans sex worker who finds out her pimp/boyfriend is cheating on her with a white CIS-gendered woman. With her friend Alexan-

Tangerine, which was shot with three iPhones, is one of several innovative independent films showing at the Montana Film Festival.

dra, also a trans sex worker, she heads out onto the streets to confront the lover. Sounds depressing and dark, right? It’s not, exactly. The action-packed comedy has gotten rave reviews—including at Sundance— for its heart, heartache and hilarity. It was also filmed on three iPhones, which gives it that exact cuttingedge feel that Steinberg was looking to showcase. “It’s a beautiful film,” he says. “Gorgeous. You can see that it was made on iPhones, but the beauty of it—and what that technology contributes to the story—is so present.” Another film, Krisha, which won the SXSW Grand Jury Award Prize, is experimental in an entirely different way. Director Trey Edward Shults cast his aunt, mother, grandmother and himself in a fictional story about a woman attending a family reunion after years of estrangement. The cast doesn’t play themselves, but the story is inspired by Shults’ family members and a similarly dysfunctional family reunion. His aunt, who plays the title role, told indiewire that her relationship to her character was more like her relationship to her late alcoholic father.

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“The performance from the main actress has been compared to Gena Rowlands from A Woman Under the Influence,” Steinberg says. “It’s a fresh film and it’s being released next year, but we have an opportunity to screen it now.” I Believe in Unicorns, about a young girl in an abusive relationship who uses her imagination to escape, was directed by Leah Myerhoff of New York City’s Film Fatales collective. Results, a comedy starring Guy Pearce about two personal trainers trying to get an unbearable slob into shape, was directed by Andrew Bujalski, who is best known for directing the black-and-white, analog-shot film Computer Chess, which screened at the Roxy two years ago. In other words, these are the vanguard of independent filmmaking. Part of the Montana Film Office’s mission—and the Roxy’s, for that matter—is to promote the idea of Montana as a good place for filmmaking. To try and further that goal, Steinberg has enlisted the films’ directors (and some actors) to come to Montana for post-screening Q&As.

In addition, the retrospective part of the festival provides a chance to watch or re-watch those films that have become part of Montana’s catalogue. If you’ve never seen 2002’s The Slaughter Rule, the first feature film directed by Winter in the Blood’s Andrew and Alex Smith (and starring a young, notyet-heartthrob Ryan Gosling), here’s your chance. You’ll also be able to catch the infamous 1980 Hollywood bomb, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino. “It did flop, but it flopped because it went over budget so much and the studio pulled it back,” Steinberg says. “It had so much bad press. I’ve only seen the two-hour version, but that blew me away. I mean, come on. Careening down a mountain with 45 people on horses and a big Montana backdrop? That’s a great movie, no matter what happens.” The Montana Film Festival runs Thu., Oct. 1– Sun., Oct. 4. Visit for schedule and tickets.


Extra real David Gates’ collection sparks revelation by Brad Tyer

If you’re planning to sit down with David Gates’ ering of the light. Sexual appetites tend increasingly new A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me—and you toward the tragic end of the tragicomic spectrum. The definitely should—you might want to pour yourself a right words no longer come quite so quickly to mind. stiff drink first. Maybe light up a bowl. The indul- The aspirations of youth function better as brittle gence (if you want to call it that) will probably help amusement than as consolation. This arc toward aging you feel at home among Gates’ characters, who al- culminates in the collection-closing title story, in which most uniformly punctuate their drinking problems a couple, themselves turning the corner into the homewith recourse to weed or, occasionally, speed. More stretch, indulge a dying friend’s wish to spend his last days in their home. important, it might help dull If this sounds like a bumthe ache of failure and acceptmer crowd to spend the day ance that bruises these pages. with, it’s unlikely that any of The 11 stories (plus a these characters would disnovella) on display here, writagree. They’re highly skilled ten between 2001 and 2014, observers of their own dysfuncamount to Gates’ first collections, and for all of the author’s tion of fiction since 2000’s The daunting ventriloquy skills— Wonders of the Invisible World, nobody writes more authentic but readers who remember dialogue—Gates, who joined that book, or Gates’ earlier novthe University of Montana creels (1992’s Jernigan and 1999’s ative writing faculty in 2011, Preston Falls) will have no continues to hoe a very narrow trouble recognizing the voice row of human experience. that defines a Gates protagoReaders without a well-develnist: highly educated, hyper-litoped predilection for this sort erary, self-conscious to the of highly referential realism point of solipsism and fending could be forgiven for taking off despair with little more than high-functioning alcoholism A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: their Gates in small doses. A litStories and a Novella tle can go a long way, and a lot, and wit. David Gates to certain tastes, may go farther Not that the quintessential hardcover, Knopf than one cares to follow. Gates character is a failure per $25.95, 314 pages But for readers willing and se. He or she (and few men write a more convincing woman than Gates) is likely able to relate, reading David Gates also continues to a creative professional of no small achievement—an provide sparks of recognition akin to revelation. actor or writer or composer or journalist. More often Though the action is usually workaday, offering little he or she is, or is married to or divorced from, a col- in the way of inciting incident or plot twist, the sense lege professor. They are not especially worried about of awareness brought to bear can be spine-tingling, money and often have access to a modest country like hearing a purely interior monologue issue from home. But no matter their relative comfort, they in- the mouth of a more-articulate-than-you stranger. variably view their best days as behind them (“Wasn’t What Gates reproduces like few other writers is a I the shit back then?” a composer asks in “Alcorian A- state of mind, a relationship to reality, a stance to1949”). And even now, as they’re settled into semi- ward the world that’s at once real and extra-real. It’s that stance that makes these potentially deretirement and more or less pragmatic second marriages and strained relationships with adult chil- pressing characters and their middling issues so comdren (and grasping flings with lovers young enough pelling, and therein lies the paradox of these stories, to be their children), they’re hardly facing the life-or- or maybe just a magic trick whose performance Gates death deprivations of genuine poverty and want. It’s has perfected: The more faithfully fiction appears to just that, like most of us, they had expected, or maybe mimic reality, the more satisfying than its model fiction becomes. Even if it does want a stiff drink to help simply hoped for, more. It’s faulty logic that assumes every character is a it down the hatch. David Gates reads from A Hand Reached stand-in for its author, but it’s hard not to notice that as Gates has gotten older—he’s 68 now—his characters Down to Guide Me at Shakespeare & Co. Fri., are aging with him. The acute midlife crises at the Sept. 25, at 7 PM. hearts of Jernigan and Preston Falls have given way to a more measured, if no more resigned, rage at the

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Gangsta life Depp’s smoldering portrayal ignites Black Mass by Nick Davis

“…and give me the strength for one more Pirates of the Carribean.”

I had two concerns going into Black Mass. One, that it would be one of those highly stylized gangster flicks with more amoral gore than heart. Two, that Johnny Depp, who carries as much of himself in his roles as anybody south of Jack Nicholson, wouldn’t be able to unhitch that persona long enough to give arguably the most interesting gangster of modern times his due. I’m happy to report both of those fears unfounded, though with the qualifier that Black Mass has more of an existential core than a beating heart. James “Whitey” Bulger was a crook from South Boston who spent time in juvenile prison, the Air Force and federal penitentiaries (nine years, including time at both Alcatraz and Leavenworth) before ascending to the head of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in the mid1970s. His 20-year reign was fueled by racketeering and marked by vicious retribution and preemptive murders both inside and outside his organization (he was, in fact, the inspiration for the Nicholson character in Scorcese’s The Departed). He was also an official informant for the FBI, as revealed by the Boston Globe several years after he went on the lam in 1994—though Bulger, now 86 years old and serving two life sentences, denies that accusation to this day. The fact that a subject of such notoriety is still around to weigh in on his own big-screen depiction— Bulger allegedly refused Depp’s request to communicate about the role, and his lawyers have already condemned the portrayal as pure fiction—is only part of the reason Black Mass inhabits an unsettling surreality. A combination of winding narrative and Depp’s performance complete the film’s oddly enduring profile. Director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) took a huge gamble when he opted for a narrative structure built around grand jury testimony from Bulger’s associates after the Winter Hill Gang crumbled. The film opens with the testimony of Kevin Weeks, Bulger’s primary

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henchman, and then cycles through the words of other Bulger cronies, including hitman Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi. The result, as might be expected, is a story line that transitions between multiple perspectives, and thus fails to achieve any sort of momentum or continuity. But rather than torpedo the film, the fractured structure of Black Mass directly contributes to its haunting quality. Events of unthinkable brutality are cast in the same light as those of commendable loyalty, and Cooper steadfastly refuses to allow his film to assign moral judgment to Bulger, as easy as that task would have been (indeed, the grand jury testimony against Bulger is notable for the respect his cronies still clearly held for him, even in the face of his complicity with the FBI). That moral ambiguity is amplified by Depp’s mostly understated performance and by Cooper’s handling of the character. The physical transformation of Depp to Bulger is stunning—kudos to the makeup artists—and whatever method they used to change Depp’s dark eyes to light blue created a hugely unsettling effect that makes Bulger seem almost unhuman. It pays dividends throughout the film, but nowhere more than in perhaps its most chilling scene: Bulger makes a surprise visit to an associate’s wife who had raised his suspicion by faking illness rather than dine with the mobster. It’s an immensely disturbing moment, made all the more so by Depp’s steady, controlled burn of a performance. Black Mass has its flaws, most notably its inability to convincingly portray how Bulger’s FBI contact manipulates his own office into allowing the gangster’s reign of terror. But they are not enough to take the shine off this strangely compelling account of a truly fascinating criminal. Black Mass continues at the Carmike 12.


Big Sky’s underbelly Montana-made thrills fill Subterranian and Gold by Molly Laich

Love Like Gold

Subterranea Subterranea, written and directed by Mathew Miller, tells the story of a social experiment gone wrong—or maybe it went exactly right. It’s hard to say. The film stars Bug Hall as “The Captive.” Taken as a child, he spends his entire life held prisoner in a dark room. Occasionally, a slot in the door opens up to reveal a cryptic, haunting sliver of light, and a man called “The Provider” gives him everything he needs to grow up into a confused, sensory-deprived adult. What kind of a man would you turn into after an upbringing like that? Shot in and around Missoula, the film captures mountains and stars and hiking trails that are forever clad in morning fog—it’s not the worst place to wake up from a social coma. The Captive steals money from the tip jar at Zootown Brew under the tutelage of a homeless drifter named Remy (Nicholas Turturro). He doesn’t seem suited for a life of crime, but he can’t exactly get a job at The Break without a social security card either. The Captive meets a woman named Maya (Amber Mason), who may or may not know more about his situation than she lets on. She tells him she remembers his eyes and it seems reasonable enough. The Captive is lanky and bearded in the way a million other guys are lanky and bearded. He could be anyone or no one. This is a story where it seems like everyone holds onto their own piece of the conspiracy, and yet even when the players come together, the pieces don’t quite fit. Subterranea is a strange, beautifully shot noir thriller, and a shining example of what’s possible for Montana filmmaking. Look out for local actors Lily Gladstone, Howard Kingston and Jeff Medley, who plays the slightly off Jailer. Even he looks like he’s hiding something. Screens at the Roxy Fri., Oct. 2, at 5:30 PM and Sat., Oct. 3, at 11 AM.

Love Like Gold It’s not easy to tell a compelling story in 2015 where so much depends on a lump of precious metal, but Kier Atherton’s Western gothic Love Like Gold does just that. We first meet Gage (Brick Patrick) on the day he leaves the ranch behind for good in favor of a different kind of life in Missoula. In the Palace Lounge’s dingy basement bar, he finds perhaps more than he bargained for in the form of two lowlife drug dealers and a sultry country singer named Lola (Alexandra Henrikson). Missoula locals call Gage “The Cowboy” and generally give him a hard time, but you can’t really blame them. This is a man who tucks his shirt into Wrangler jeans and wears a cowboy hat indoors. He buys women drinks and then asks them to dance, and it’s very serious. He’s supposed to be our hero, but I don’t trust a fish out of water with a chunk of valuable gold in his pocket. The fact that Lola might have secrets of her own more or less goes without saying. Scariest of all is Frank (Théo Trifard), the motel owner and looming Godfather-like figure. He’s either in cahoots with Lola or she’s his prisoner or both. It’s a spirited performance, all thick accents and large, frightening gums. And look out, once again, for local actor Jeff Medley, listed in the credits simply as “horse vet,” but probably he’s up to a little more than that. Love Like Gold is a gorgeous film populated with odd but believable characters. I admired the meatiness of the story; actions have consequences and people get hurt. The skyline can’t help but be pretty, even against the ugly business of meth, and lord knows it’s not a trailer in Montana if there isn’t a sun-baked cattle skull chilling on the porch steps. Screens at the Roxy Sat., Oct. 3, at 6 PM and Sun. Oct. 4, at 3:30 PM. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [21]

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OPENING THIS WEEK FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY (FOR Y’UR HEIGHT ONLY) Movie Mockers returns with For Y’ur Height Only, which features Agent 00, a 3-foot-tall Filipino martial arts master. Can Agent 00 rescue Dr. Kohler and save the world from the N-bomb? See what the Movie Mockers have to say. Showing at the Roxy Sat., Sept. 26, 7:30 PM. GRANDMA Lily Tomlin plays a misanthropic grandmother who gets drawn out of her hate bubble when her 18year-old granddaughter shows up, needing her help. Rated R. Showing at the Roxy Thu., Sept. 24– Wed., Sept. 30. Check website for showtimes. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez provide the vocal fireworks as Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-human, halfvampire grandson. Sandler wrote the screenplay, but it’s reportedly funny anyway. Rated PG. Showing at the Carmike, Showboat, Pharaohplex. THE INTERN When a 70-year-old man grows restless with retirement, he lands a gig as an intern with an online fashion company. Robert De Niro gets plenty of opportunity to pull his “yeah, she’s pretty dead” face. Also stars Anne Hathaway. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 12, Entertainer, Pharaoplex. KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET The Prophet is Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran’s enduring volume of poetry, having sold over 100 million copies. Here it is given cinematic life. Showing at the Roxy Fri., Sept. 25–Wed., Sept. 30. Check website for showtimes. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE BEAUX STRATAGEM In this wild comedy of love and money, two young charmers have blown their fortunes in London and head out for Lichfield, where they plan to marry some wealthy young ladies. Comedy ensues, followed by personal revelations. Showing at the Roxy Tue., Sept. 29, 7 PM.

Seriously! He covered the entire 1989 album. The Intern opens Fri., Sept. 25. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike, Entertainer and Pharaohplex.

NOW PLAYING BLACK MASS Johnny Depp inhabits the role of Whitey Bulger, the most fearsome legend to terrorize Boston since Bill Belichick. Rated R. Showing at the Carmike 12, Pharaohplex. EVEREST Based on a true story, Everest chronicles a climbing team that is brutalized by a surprise snowstorm. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE The Roxy’s complete Harry Potter series continues with the fourth installment of the cinematic juggernaut. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is selected to compete in a dangerous contest. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Roxy, Thu., Sept. 24, 7 PM, and Sun., Sept. 27, 3 PM.

THE LOOK OF SILENCE A companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, this film explores the emotional fallout of a family that survives the genocide in Indonesia only to discover that the killers of one of their own live nearby. Rated P-13. Showing at the Roxy Thu., Sept. 24. Check website for showtimes. MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS They escaped the Maze, but the Gladers probably had no idea they would be facing an entire new movie’s worth of challenges and obstacles. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 12, Pharaohplex, Showboat. THE VISIT M. Night Shyamalan returns with a creepy thriller about a brother and sister who spend time at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Things get weird, even for grandparents. Rated PG-13. Showing at the Carmike 12. A WALK IN THE WOODS Robert Redford and Nick Nolte play it for laughs when they attempt to walk the 2,000-mile Ap-

palachian Trail. Emma Thompson costars. Rated R. Screening at the Carmike 12. WAR ROOM This movie from the faith-oriented Kendrick brothers portrays a seemingly perfect family that’s really on the verge of implosion. A wise old woman appears and gives them hope. Rated PG. Screening at the Carmike 12.

Capsule reviews by Ednor Therriault. Planning your outing to the cinema? Visit the arts section of to find upto-date movie times for theaters in the area. You can also contact theaters to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12 at 541-7469; The Roxy at 728-9380; Wilma at 728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan at 883-5603. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [23]


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I recently heard about cauliflower tortillas and knew I had to try them. Three perfect batches later, I can attest this recipe is phenomenal. Whether you’re into eating paleo or primal or you are just looking for a way to get more fiber and vegetables into your diet, these tortillas are a must-try. The process does require a fair amount of steps, but they’re all easy to do and quick to clean up. The resulting tortillas are soft with crisp edges, pliable and sturdy enough to stand up to your favorite tortilla fillings. They even bend, just like regular tortillas. I made a gorgeous quesadilla with two of them. Utterly delicious.

Ingredients 1 small or 3/4 large cauliflower, chopped into small chunks ($3.50) 2 eggs, lightly beaten ($2.50 for 6) pinch of salt (pantry) (Recipe serves 2-3; estimated total cost of ingredients: $6) Directions Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Puree the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles a crumbly dough. If you don’t have a food processor, use the finest side of a cheese grater. Scrape the pureed cauliflower into a bowl and microwave on high for two minutes. Remove from the microwave, stir well, and then return to the microwave for another two minutes. Let cool for five minutes. Lay a clean, thin dishtowel or two layers of cheesecloth on a cutting board and dump the pureed cauliflower into the middle of it.

BROKEASS GOURMET Carefully gather the cloth into a bundle and squeeze the excess liquid out (do this over the sink). Be very careful, as the cauliflower may still be very hot. Use a second dry towel or cloth to protect your hands if necessary. Dump the squeezed-out cauliflower into a bowl, and stir in the eggs and salt. Work quickly so you don’t scramble the eggs. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (don’t skip this step!). Wet your hands and form a ball with 1/6 of the cauliflower mixture (do this near a sink or keep a bowl of water nearby—you’re going to keep wetting your hands as you make the tortillas). Press the ball of cauliflower mixture onto the parchment and use your wet hands to gently flatten it into a 6-inch circle. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make six total circles. Bake for 12 minutes, until somewhat firm. Gently flip the circles and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Heat a large nonstick or cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the tortillas for 30 seconds per side to get them charred like traditional corn tortillas. Store any cooled, unused tortillas in a zip-top plastic bag in the refrigerator. They will keep for up to a week. Gabi Moskowitz is the editor-in-chief of the nationally acclaimed blog BrokeAss Gourmet ( and author of The BrokeAss Gourmet Cookbook and Pizza Dough:100 Delicious, Unexpected Recipes. She is also the producer of “Young & Hungry,” an ABC Family comedy inspired by her life and writing.

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The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St. 926-2038 Offering authentic empanadas BAKED FRESH DAILY! 9 different flavors, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, plus Argentine side dishes and desserts. Super quick and delicious! Get your healthy, hearty lunch or dinner here. Wi-Fi, Ping Pong, Soccer on the Big Screen, and music from Argentina and the Caribbean. Ask about our Take & Bake and Catering too! Mon - Wed 11a - 6p, Thur - Sat 11a - 8p. Downtown Missoula. $

Brooks & Browns Inside Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Martini Mania with $4 martinis every Monday. The Griz Coaches Radio Show LIVE every Tuesday at 6pm, Burger & Beer special $8 every Tuesday. $2 well drinks & $2 PBR tall boys every Wednesday. Big Brains Trivia every Thursday at 8pm. Have you discovered Brooks & Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula $-$$ Burns Street Bistro 1500 Burns St. • 543-0719 We cook the freshest local ingredients as a matter of pride. Our relationship with local farmers, ranchers and other businesses allows us to bring quality, scratch cooking and fresh-brewed Black Coffee Roasting Co. coffee and espresso to Missoula’s Historic Westside neighborhood. Handmade breads & pastries, soups, salads & sandwiches change with the seasons, but our commitment to delicious food does not. Mon-Fri 7am - 2pm. Sat/Sun Brunch 9am - 2pm. Dinners on Fri & Sat nights 5 - 9 PM. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 43 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and

Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West 541-FOOD The GFS Deli features made-to-order sandwiches, Fire Deck pizza & calzones, rice & noodle wok bowls, an award-winning salad bar, an olive & antipasto bar and a self-serve hot bar offering a variety of housemade breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées. A seasonally-changing selection of deli salads and rotisserie-roasted chickens are also available. Locally-roasted coffee/espresso drinks and an extensive fresh juice and smoothie menu complement bakery goods from the GFS ovens and Missoula’s favorite bakeries. Indoor and patio seating. Open every day 7am10pm $-$$

Grizzly Liquor 110 W Spruce St. 549-7723 Voted Missoula’s Best Liquor Store! Largest selection of spirits in the Northwest, including all Montana microdistilleries. Your headquarters for unique spirits and wines! Free customer parking. Open Monday-Saturday 9-7:30 $-$$$

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Arepa Party Blowout HANGRIEST HOUR graduating. Thankfully, the What you’re eating: arepas masters are throwArepas come from Argentina ing a big party Sat., Sept, and Venezuela and feature 26, at Kiwanis Park where masa pockets—like pitas but you can eat their delicious made with corn—stuffed with food from 11:30 a.m. to fresh ingredients. In the case 5:30 p.m. They ask that you of Missoula food stand PepiRSVP on their Facebook ada XXX, you can get several page. Suggested donation options including “reina pepiphoto courtesy of Juan Oteyza is $10-$15 for two arepas. ada” (local chicken, lime and avocado) and “domino” (black beans sopito Bring your own beer and wine. and queso blanco), with sauces like pineapple What to expect: The Pepiada crew will siracha and chimichurri. make usual favorites (the breakfast perico won’t Who’s making them: Pepiada XXX was be available) plus some specials, like seared created by University of Montana graduate stu- salted sirloin. You can go on Facebook to vote dents Juan Oteyza, Diego Burgos and Keaton on other specials such as orange-scented Wilson. Oteyza, from Venezuela, and Burgos, shredded pork shoulder with gouda and cilantro from Columbia, both grew up eating arepas. The or wine-drenched eye of round with food stand has become hugely popular at the caramelized panela. We are already drooling. —Erika Fredrickson Farmers Market since they started it this summer. How to get your hands on one: Sadly, last weekend was Pepiada’s final Farmers Market, and worse, Oteyza says they might not return next year because they’ll all be

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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. MC/V $-$$ Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins 728-8866 We’re the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we’ll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza 529 S. Higgins 830-3237 Local Asian cuisine feature SE Asian, Japanese, Korean and Indian dishes. Gluten Free and Vegetarian no problem. Full Beer, Wine, Sake and Tea menu. We have scratch made bubble teas. Come in for lunch, dinner, drinks or just a pot of awesome tea. Open Mon-Fri: Lunch 11:30-3pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm, Dinner M-Sat 3pm-close. $-$$ Missoula Senior Center 705 S. Higgins Ave. (on the hip strip) 543-7154 Did you know the Missoula Senior Center serves delicious hearty lunches every weekday for only $4 for those on the Nutrition Program, $5 for U of M Students with a valid student ID and $6 for all others. Children under 10 eat free. Join us from 11:30 - 12:30 M-F for delicious food and great conversation. $ Missoula Farmer’s Market N. Higgins by the XXX’s Find us on Facebook Seasonal, Homegrown and Homemade! Fresh local vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, eggs, honey, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors. Saturdays 8am-12:30pm. “Music at the Market” performers on Saturdays 9am-noon.

The Mustard Seed Asian Cafe Southgate Mall 542-7333 Contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combine the best of Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences. Full menu available at the bar. Award winning desserts made fresh daily , local and regional micro brews, fine wines & signature cocktails. Vegetarian and Gluten free menu available. Takeout & delivery. $$-$$$ 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. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. 543-3188 Experience The Farm today!!! Voted number one Supermarket & Retail Beer Selection. Fried chicken, fresh

meat, great produce, vegan, gluten free, all natural, a HUGE beer and wine selection, and ROCKIN’ music. What deal will you find today? $-$$$

Pearl Cafe 231 E. Front St. 541-0231 Country French meets the Northwest. Idaho Trout with Dungeness Crab, Rabbit with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Snake River Farms Beef, Fresh Seafood Specials Daily. House Made Charcuterie, Sourdough Bread & Delectable Desserts. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$

Pita Pit 130 N Higgins 541-7482 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! $-$$ Romaines 3075 N. Reserve Suite N 406-317-1829 Romaines is a Certified Green Restaurant ® dedicated to making environmentally sustainable choices in all operations. We serve salads, sandwiches, and soups made from locally grown and raised produce and meats. The menu also includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, providing something for everyone on the menu. Locally brewed beers are on tap as well as regional wines pairing well with salads and sandwiches. $-$$

Sushi Hana 403 N. Higgins 549-7979 Montana’s Original Sushi Bar. We Offer the Best Sushi and Japanese Cuisine in Town. Casual atmosphere. Plenty of options for nonsushi eaters including daily special items you won’t find anywhere else. $1 Specials Mon & Wed. Lunch Mon– Sat; Dinner Daily. Sake, Beer, & Wine. Visit for full menu. $$-$$$

Taco Sano Two Locations: 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West 1515 Fairview Ave inside City Life 541-7570 • Home of Missoula’s Best BREAKFAST BURRITO. 99 cent TOTS every Tuesday. 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 10am9pm 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. $-$$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$

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THURSDAYSEPT24 Country music magnate Miranda Lambert brings her Nashville glam to the Adams Center, with RaeLynn and other upand-comers. Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:30. $64.75 + fees at UM celebrates American Indian Heritage with events, food, cultural displays and a sunrise ceremony on Fri., Sept. 25 outside Payne Family Native American Center. For more info and schedule, visit /2015/09/091615aihd.php

nightlife An opening reception for Richard Diebenkorn’s The Intimate Diebenkorn: Drawings 1949-1992 will be at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, inside the PAR/TV building. 5–7 PM. Black Mountain Moan dials up some wild and wooly country blues at Draught Works Brewery. 6–8 PM. Free. Old Sap will get you moving faster than his namesake with original tunes and may surprise you with some tasty covers too. Bitter Root Brewing, 6–8 PM. Free. David Becker reads from his debut Shame I Shame, and Todd Marshall reads from his latest release, Bugle. Shakespeare & Co., 7 PM.

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Please, lord, let Pono sales pick up by Christmas. Neil Young brings his legendary body of work to the Adams Center, with Promise of the Real. Thu., Oct. 1, 7:30 PM. Show is sold out.

Julie Bug and Northern Exposure bring their country chops to the Sunrise Saloon. 9 PM. Free. Who can bum-rush the stage when this many people are carrying the mic? Heming- • September 24–October 1, 2015 [27]

[calendar] way, Codependents, Traff The Wiz, FRANKZOO and Poetic Intelligence pour on the hip-hop at the Real Lounge. Doors at 9 PM, show at 10. $5, 18 and over.

FRIDAYSEPT25 KBGA celebrates their 19th birthday with—what else?—a raging rocker (rocking rager?) of a party. Music by Down North, Mesozoic Mafia, Beatzlevox and The Skurfs. The Palace Lounge, 9 PM. $5, 18 and over. UM celebrates American Indian Heritage with events, food, cultural displays and a sunrise ceremony on Fri., Sept. 25 outside Payne Family Native American Center. For more info and schedule, visit hd.php The inaugural Montana Hemp Fest will fire up at Rock Creek Lodge this weekend. A three-day event, it features collaboration, education and tons of music. Camping and on-site food vendors available. For more info visit John Buck creates wood and bronze sculptures, as well as wood block prints and large kinetic pieces. His show Free For All is at the Missoula Art Museum, with an artist’s reception on First Friday, Oct. 2, 5–8 PM.

nightlife Anything But Suzy brings their upbeat mix of music to Missoula Brewing Co., 6–8 PM, free. Local author David Gates reads from his new book A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me. Shakespeare & Co., 7 PM. (See Books.) The Shiveries, Kaylen Krebsbach, Letter B and Crow's Share will be providing the music for Raise Your Voice For Dave!, a fundraising show for Missoula musician David Boone. Stage 112, 6 PM. $5 sugg. donation. (See Spotlight.) What’s Homecoming Week without a bunch of hollering? Join the Montana Grizzlies football team, marching band, cheerleaders and Monte to celebrate with a bonfire, fireworks and the lighting of the M. UM Oval, 8 PM. Free. Dusk will hit the downbeat—wait for it—just after the sun sets. Eagles Lodge, 8 PM–1 AM. No cover.

Nothing against Pink Floyd, but will you please stop singing “another brick in the wall”? Death Cab for Cutie bring their Seattle-bred pop-rock to the Adams Center Wed., Sept. 30, 7:30 PM. $29.50 at Griztix outlets or online at

You’ll dance ‘til your spurs come loose as Mark Duboise and Crossroads take the stage at Sunrise Saloon. 9:30 PM. No cover. Not to be confused with the great third album by Paul McCartney and Wings, Band In Motion play their own brand of rock at the Union Club. 9:30 PM, free. Bluegrass is Fruition’s business, and business is good. Catch these string band nomads at the Top Hat, with local heroes Lil’ Smokies. Doors at 9:30 PM, show at 10. $12/$10 adv. Tickets available at the Top Hat, or at tophat

SATURDAYSEPT26 Blow their minds and throw some candy at the floats. Like a giant snake crossed with an accordion, the UM Homecoming Parade will lurch from downtown Missoula to campus along Higgins and University avenues. Starts at 10 AM.

Mingle among the sweet abundance at the Missoula farmers markets and People’s Market, with produce, arts, crafts, baked goods, hot breakfasts and strong coffee at the XXXXs, Pine Street and riverside parking lot east of Caras Park. Things get running about 8 AM and last til 1 PM. The Acousticals provide some veggie-friendly bluegrass and folk to accompany your promenade around the Farmers Market. 10 AM–noon. Free. Damn it, Janet, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to strut your stuff at the auditions for The Rocky Horror Show LIVE, at the Wilma Theatre this Halloween (of course). Auditions are at Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., 1–4 PM. For more info, email Reid at

nightlife The Kimberlee Carlson Jazz Trio, which includes Ron Meissner and

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Pete Hand, creates some smooth jazz at Ten Spoon Winery, 6–8 PM. Free. Andrea Harsell plays her music sweet and sassy (but mostly sassy) at Draught Works Brewery. 6–8 PM. Free. Poor Henry is a homegrown Bitterroot string band, and they’ll be plucking their hearts out at Bitter Root Brewing, 6–8 PM. Free. Get hot to trot with the Missoula Tango dance, on the fourth Saturday of every month at Red Bird. 7:30 to 10 PM. No cover, with impromptu lessons for beginners. Learn more at Tight-knit posse of rappers and singers Turquoise Jeep bring their DIY ethic and sound to Stage 112. Doors at 8 PM, show at 9. $18, tickets at Rockin Rudy’s or online at Dusk will hit the downbeat—wait for it—just after the sun sets. Eagles Lodge, 8 PM–1 AM. No cover.

If binge watching “Longmire” is a little to staid for your tastes, check out the Avant-Garde Alliance as they provide a score for movies of the ‘20s. The Roxy, 8:30 PM. It sounds like a fancy drink or perhaps an erotic maneuver, but MudSlide Charley is a top-shelf blues band. They grind it out at the Union Club, 9:30 PM, free. LA synth-pop duo Crooks on Tape are joined by semi-Montana synthpop band Wrinkles at the Top Hat. Show at 10. $5.

SUNDAYSEPT27 Ain’t no conspiracy Captain Wilson Conspiracy quite openly plays some tasty jazz and they don’t care who knows it. Draught Works Brewery, 5–7 PM. Free. Margot Kahn reads from her new book, Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith. Shakespeare & Co., 2 PM. Free.


nightlife Cross Bonnie Raitt with Janis Joplin, add a scoop of positive vibes, and you get Andrea Harsell. Come witness the acoustic joy at Great Burn Brewing, 2230 McDonald Ave., behind Jaker’s. 6–8 PM. All ages, free.

Treat yourself to some delicious wine and some tasty tunes when Western Union provides the Texas swing at Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier, 6–8 PM. $7. Whether the weekend’s winding down or just getting started, kick back and enjoy the

payback “This is a hell of a lot different than your typical ‘musicianin-rehab’ story,” says Joe Nickell about his friend David Boone. Nickell, a drummer and former Missoulian arts writer, is talking about the horrific reaction Boone had to the prescription drug Klonopin. Or, more accurately, his reaction after he stopped taking it. In 2013, Boone, a popular Missoula singer-songwriter, was prescribed the sleep aid by his doctor. After a year, the doctor weaned him off the powerful benzodiazapine in only 12 days, although heavy withdrawal symptoms are welldocumented. Boone began experiencing debilitating symptoms and wound up in the ER last November. David and his wife Stephanie did exhaustive research on alternative thera-

Jazz and martinis go together like cops and pepper spray. Jazz Martini night offers live, local jazz and $5 martinis every Sunday night at the Badlander. No cover. Dig it, and dig it deep, sister.

MONDAYSEPT28 The Acousticals broaden the boundaries of bluegrass with their folky forays into string band flights of fancy. Red Bird Wine Bar, 7–10 PM. Free.

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not covered by their health insurance.

“When I heard that there was this need,” says Nickell, “I didn’t hesitate to say, ‘What can I do?’” He put together a GoFundMe page and wrote an eloquent explanation of his friend’s dire situation. To his astonishment, four days after the initial post, they’d hit their goal of $9,000, which would cover the base expense of the clinic. As of this WHAT: Raise Your Voice For Dave writing, the total is at $11,540. The WHO: The Shiveries and more page has over WHEN: Fri., Sept 25, 6 PM 1,000 shares.

Nickell is clearly moved by the swift HOW MUCH: $5 sugg. donation response from the community, and, MORE INFO: he adds, it’s the very attitude that has driven Boone pies that might help. No luck. to play dozens of fundraisers Ultimately, he was admitted to a clinic in Arizona that special- over the years for others. “If you izes in benzo withdrawal. The keep doing stuff for the commuclinic uses natural therapies that nity, it’s going to come together are more in line with Boone’s and good things will happen,” healthy lifestyle than with the Nickell says. WHERE: Stage 112, 112 N. Pattee St.

pill-dispensing approach that got him in this situation in the first place. Meanwhile, Stephanie and their son Meyers soldier on, trying to make ends meet while shouldering the burden of the clinic’s cost, which is

lolz at the No Pads, No Blazers Comedy Hour, hosted by Kyle “Spam Sandwich” Kulseth every fourth Sunday of the month at the VFW, at 8 PM sharpish and lasting just one hour. Includes half-off drink specials.

Friday night’s concert will raise more funds that will be used for ongoing medical bills and living expenses. You should go. David Boone would do the same for you. —Ednor Therriault

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electronic mayhem to the stage at the Badlander, with support from Styles & Complete and Bad Royale. Doors at 9 PM, show at 10. $10 at

Twirl your partner round and round, just don’t drop her to the ground. Polish your moves at beginning square dance lessons with Solo Stars. Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 9955 Hwy. 12, 6:30–8 PM. First two weeks free, then $5 per person.

THURSDAYOCT01 Headwaters Dance Co. is closing its doors after 11 years as Montana’s only professional contemporary dance repertory company. They’ll celebrate their history and look ahead with “Beginnings and Endings,” a three-part concert at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM. 2 PM matinee Sat., Oct. 2. $15/$10 students and seniors, tickets at Rockin Rudy’s or at

TUESDAYSEPT29 Musical Swiss army knife Travis Yost performs under his folk handle Love is a Dog from Nebraska. Lolo Peak Brewing. 6– 8 PM. Free. The Montana College Fair gives collegebound kids the chance to shop colleges and technical schools and research scholarship opportunities, all in the comfy environs of the UC Ballroom. 8:45 AM–11:15 AM.

Lands Alive by Missoula artist Barb Schwarz Karst features abstract energyscapes based on ecological narratives. Repertoire Art & Design, 113 W. Broadway. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 2, 5-8 PM.

nightlife It’s all the Irish folk you can handle when the Craicers wail away at Imagine Nation Brewing Co., 1151 W. Broadway. 6–8 PM. Free.

Artist Sarah Moore’s exhibition Black Lake Ice will have its opening reception in the University Center Gallery. This work will feature photographs arranged in an unusual format, designed to elicit feelings of loss and memory. 4–6 PM, nibbles available, free admission.

Michael Hodges probably had nothing to do with The Pusher, a 1960 pulp film about a dead junkie with connections to the investigator’s fiance. But he will be reading from, and signing, his new book, The Puller. Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins, 7 PM. He has a killer résumé and a sh*t-kicking band, the Fabulous Superlatives. Nashville legend Marty Stuart brings his authentic country to the Top Hat Lounge, with Western Union. $28/$24 advance. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. Tickets at the Top Hat, Rockin Rudy’s or 18 and over. You some kinda wise guy (or gal)? Prove it at the Quizzoula trivia night at the VFW, 245 W. Main St., with current events, picture round and more. Gets rolling around 8:30 PM. To get you warmed up, here’s a trivia question: What was David Boone’s most recent album? Find answer in tomorrow’s nightlife. Mike Avery hosts the Music Showcase every Tuesday, featuring some of Missoula’s finest musical talent. Also enjoy pool and drink specials. The Badlander, 9 PM–1 AM. To sign up, email

WEDNESDAYSEPT30 To drink or not to drink, that is...oh, bring another round, wench! Shakespeare Under the Influence turns a dense tragedy into a jolly drinking game with Hamlet, Drunk of Denmark. Top Hat Lounge, 7–9 PM. Free. A Gathering of Men isn’t about shotgunning PBRs and lighting farts. That’s what hunt-

nightlife Wow, that yard sale at Porter Waggoner’s was the best ever! Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, featuring Tele master Kenny Vaughan, make a stop at the Top Hat. Tue., Sept. 29. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. $28/$24 in advance at

ing camp is for. No, this five-day retreat is a chance for men to seek inner strength and peace through yoga, movement, rhythm, art, and honest communication. Blacktail Ranch near Wolf Creek. For info and registration, visit

nightlife Find out all about the newest artmeets-landscaping venture downtown at the Missoula Art Park reception. Preview John Buck’s new exhibit, Free For All, while enjoying some snacks and wine. Pine St., between the MAM and Adventure Cycling. 5–6:30 PM. (Trivia answer: Dawns, released in 2012.) Great Burn Brewing’s Charity Pint Night generates 50 cents from each pint for a deserving Missoula charity or nonprofit. This week it’s Missoula Community Food Co-op. Have a glass at 2230 McDonald (behind Jaker’s), 5–8 PM. Anyone is welcome to join the free Acoustic Blue-

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Baby Tyger brings their wide-ranging rock to Lolo Peak Brewery. 6–8 PM. Free. Keema and the Keepsakes play some gentle but catchy alt-country at Draught Works Brewing. 6–8 PM. Free.

grass picking circle every Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Association at Tangled Tones Music Studio, 2005 South Ave. W, Suite F. 6-9 PM. Free.

The Acousticals continue their carpetbombing campaign of bluegrass and folk through western Montana, with a set at Bitter Root Brewing. 6–8 PM. Free.

This open mic is truly open. Jazz, classic rock, poetry, spoken word, dance, shadow puppets—share your creative spark at The Starving Artist Cafe, 3020 S. Reserve St. Every Wed., 6–8 PM.

Bottoms up at the Drop Culture Dance Party, featuring hot beats, drink specials aplenty and attractive local singles in your area. Monk’s Bar. 9 PM. No cover.

Follow me into the dark when Death Cab for Cutie plays songs that are definitely not about Zooey Deschanel at the Adams Center, with guests. 7:30 PM. $29.50 at GrizTix outlet, and 243-4051. Hopefully this isn’t another abstinence lecture. Martin Clark reads from and signs his new book, The Jezebel Remedy. Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins, 7 PM. Britney, M.I.A. and Metallica have all fallen prey to Borgore’s menacing remixes. He brings his

Wisenheimers will be cracking wise at John Howard’s Homegrown Stand-Up Comedy at the Union Club. Sign up by 9:30 PM to perform; things usually start around 10. Free. Kung Fu Kongress will deliver the karate chop of funk at the Top Hat. Doors at 9:30 PM, show at 10. Free. Submit to at least two weeks in advance of the event to guarantee publication. Don’t forget to include the date, time, venue and cost. Or snail mail to Mr. Calendar Guy c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801. You can also submit online. Just find the “submit an event” link under the Spotlight on the right corner at • September 24–October 1, 2015 [31]

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rcheological evidence has shown that indigenous peoples, probably of Asian descent, inhabited what is now Montana more than 12,000 years ago. If any of them lived in Missoula they would have to have fabricated some sort of birch bark submarine, as the Missoula Valley was under 950 feet of water. Glacial Lake Missoula filled and emptied several times over a period of thousands of years as glaciers plugged up the Purcell Trench in north Idaho, only to succumb to the pressure of the backed up water, releasing it downstream to the Pacific, stripping topsoil, breaking up the bedrock, and destroying every drivein movie theater in the tristate area. Eventually Lake Missoula drained for good, allowing native tribes to

move into the valley and thrive until they were driven out by white settlers during Westward Expansion. Ten thousand years after the floods abated, we can still see the horizontal striations on the mountains surrounding the valley, like so many rings around the bathtub. Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter’s tour this Saturday will unveil even more remaining evidence. —Ednor Therriault The Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter makes their annual tour, exploring evidence of Lake Missoula. Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Sat., Sept. 26, 9 AM– 5 PM. For more info call 327-0405.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 Fisheries biologist Ladd Knotek will give a public talk on bull trout in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Creek. The presentation will cover bull trout habitat, conservation efforts, migration barriers, and what to do if you’re gored. Pineview Park, noon. Free.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 Get a close look at all that spacey stuff overhead at the UM’s Dept. of Physics and Astronomy’s Fall Planetarium Show. At the Star Gazing Room of the Payne Family Native American Center, 6:30 PM and 8 PM. $6/$4 for kids. Tickets available at

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 The Rocky Mountaineers will be hiking up to Red Mountain, the highest point in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. For info and registration, go to Get those rifle skills honed while learning a bit of history about the start of the Revolutionary War at the Appleseed Shoot. Deer Creek Shooting Center, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM. For pricing info, visit Homecoming parade too slow for your taste? Lace up your sneakers and join the Homecoming Hustle 5K. Runners will cruise the parade route up

Higgins and continue to the football field. Reg. at 8:30–9:30 AM, run at 9:45. $26. For info, check

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Join fellow morning ambulators for Fall Coffee Walks every week, part of Parks and Rec’s “Too Much Fun Tuesdays” program. Meet at Currents, walk a local trail (ride to trailhead provided), then hang at local coffee shop. Currents, 9 AM–noon, $5. Folf in the Park! Join the Garden City Flyers for a free round of disc golf every Tuesday, part of Parks and Rec’s “Too Much Fun Tuesday” program. Fort Missoula, 5–7 PM, all ages. The Montana Dirt Girls kick into gear with group cycling trips and hiking in the Missoula area, meeting up at 6 PM every Tuesday at various locations. Visit to sign up for the mailing list and find out more. Yoga in the Parks is part of Parks and Rec’s “Too Much Fun Tuesdays.” Instructors focus on strength and flexibility for all skill levels. 6–7 PM, Pineview Park. Sugg. donation $3.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Sisters are doin’ it for themselves. Fixing flat tires on their bikes, that is. Women Bike Missoula host a flat tire repair workshop at Free Cycles Missoula, 732 S. 1st St. W. 5:30 PM. Free. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [33]


If the average global temperature creeps up more than 2 degrees Celsius, here’s what will happen: Africa will become a dust bowl, honeymooners will book flights to the one Hawaiian Island, and the Miami Dolphins will be a regional pod of actual Cetaceans, not a football team. Two degrees is the figure that’s largely accepted by the international climate science community as the tipping point of worldwide disaster, with some prominent scientists like James Hansen saying even 2 degrees is too much, that 1.5 degrees is a more realistic “guardrail.” With the burning of fossil fuels identified as the biggest culprit in industrial age climate change, many feel that the answer lies in the widespread use of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro and other technologies, while making the transition away from fossil fuels. Basically, the more fuels we leave in the ground, the better chance we’ll have at slowing down global warming. At their Power Through Paris workshop, the group 350 Missoula will share the plans of Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and other prominent climate activists to unify communities to work toward—and beyond—the upcoming global climate talks in Paris. Hundreds of governments will come together this fall to seek consensus on how we can arrest the growth of carbon emissions. 350 Missoula believes it will be the con-

certed, grassroots efforts of people, not commercedriven governments, that will affect the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. To that end, Power Through Paris aims to teach participants how to build momentum and continue working through the fall with subsequent events, all designed to steer our species away from the inevitable global disaster that, in some parts of the world, is already beginning to happen. —Ednor Therriault 350 Missoula will lead the Power Through Paris workshop at the Union Hall, 208 E. Main St., Sat., Sept. 26, 12 PM–2 PM. More info at

[AGENDA LISTINGS] FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 One way to help our excellent fisheries stay that way is to attend the 36th annual Trout Unlimited Banquet. Fundraising fun will include awards, drawings, auctions, fly tying demos and more. Bitterroot River Inn, doors at 5 PM, dinner at 6. $50. The 2015 Hospice Honors celebrate the hard-working folks who take care of people in their final moments. Featuring country-swing tunes, dinner and dessert, plus an awards ceremony with emcee Susan Hancock. MCT Center for the Performing Arts., 5:3010 PM. Visit

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 No, it’s not a carnival of tiny rides. The 4th Annual Missoula Baby Fair offers a wealth of information for expectant moms and their people. And it’s a fundraiser for Mothers’ Milk Band of Montana. Caras Park, 10 AM–2 PM, free. For more info, visit

Learn more about the Smart Schools 2020 initiative and how it will help improve the state of our schools’ infrastructure and technology. Open house at Hellgate High School, 5–6 PM. The citizen climate change activist group Northern Rockies Rising Tide invites folks to be part of the change at the Hive, 800 S. Third St. W., on the fourth Monday of every month starting at 5:30 PM. Email to learn more.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 The Mansfield Center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series continues with “Deep in the Delta: Studying Climate Change in Vietnam,” with UM Environmental Studies Assoc. Prof. Dan Spencer. Mansfield Center Conference Room, 12:10 PM–1 PM. Learn more about the Smart Schools 2020 initiative, and how it will help improve the state of our schools’ infrastructure and technology. Open house at Meadow Hill Middle School, 6:30–7:30 PM.



Sip a fancy soda for a cause at this edition of Moscow Monday at the Montgomery Distillery, 129 W. Front St. A dollar from every drink sold is donated to a cause each week. Family friendly, from noon–8 PM.

Learn more about the Smart Schools 2020 initiative, and how it will help improve the state of our schools’ infrastructure and technology. Open house at Willard School, 6:30–7:30 PM.

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

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GETTING MORE EXORCISE I went through a horrible divorce several years ago. Our marriage got very ugly, and I was mainly at fault. I’ve since worked very hard to get my life together and become a better person, but this past Saturday night, out of the blue, I got a slew of angry, abusive texts from my ex-husband. Some of these texts: “I have a new wife & she’s younger than u & treats me way better.” “My career is going great. I bet ur more of a mess than ever.” “Ur a sociopath. I hope u die.” He also texted me an aerial shot of his new house and pool. A while back, I tried to apologize to him on the phone, but he was, to put it nicely, not interested. Is there a way to stop all this ugliness? (P.S. The new me stopped the old me from sending back snarky texts.) —Changed Person Nothing says “I’m over you” like a Saturday night text blitz of hate and real estate. When life sends you hate, it’s tempting to make haterade: “Luv the pool. Will b over 2nite to swim with adolfo, my 24yr-old underwear model boyfriend.” But the snarky low blow will just keep the ugly flying. Consider that anger comes out of hurt—from feeling that we’ve been treated unfairly—and try a counterintuitive approach: calling up a little compassion. Compassion gets confused with empathy, the ability to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. But compassion is empathy plus an action plan—dialing in to the hurt that the person is feeling and then wanting to do something to make things better (rather than just taking the spectator approach: “Woo, is he ever having a crummy life!”). Compassion is the gateway to accountability—taking responsibility for the harm you caused. You do that by admitting what you did and apologizing for it and then trying to make good in the best way you can. Sure, you tried to apologize to him before, but on the phone. The phone is easy. It’s the medium of prank calls and “30 minutes or less or your pizza is free!” Referencing the work of apology researcher Aaron Lazare, M.D., I explain in my book “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck” that a meaningful apology is a “costly apology”—one that requires the person doing the apologizing to invest time and effort, take a hit to their ego by admitting wrongdoing, and maybe even spend money. (On that

last one, that’s if you, say, broke someone’s vase, as opposed to their ability to trust women, which is a little harder to put a dollar amount on.) A “costly apology” starts with a full jerktopsy—your dissection of three things: 1. Why what you did was wrong; 2. What it must mean to the person you wronged; and 3. How things could have (and should have) been different. Laying out these details—first for yourself and then for the person you harmed—helps them see that you understand what you did and that you aren’t all “yeah, whatever, bro” about its effects on them. By making a meaningful effort to clean up the damage you did to their dignity—their feeling that they’re worthy of care and respect—you may allow them to stop clinging to what you did and maybe even forgive you (putting an end to the fun game of “I’ll claw your back; you claw mine”). Send your apology to your ex in a letter—one that is detailed and thoughtful, reflects self-knowledge and healthy humility, and expresses remorse. He may or may not accept your apology, believe you’ve changed, or change his attitude toward you. But apologizing is the right thing to do and, ultimately, something you need to do for you. Getting in the habit of being accountable makes you a better romantic partner, a better friend, and a better person (and probably a person who sleeps better, as you tend to do when your conscience isn’t yoo-hooing you with 3 a.m. wake-up calls). Sometimes you can’t entirely do right by the person you hurt (like when anything beyond a letter of apology would be unwanted and/or require body armor). Unfortunately, there’s no “undo” command in life, and a working time machine is probably at least 50 years behind my tragically nonexistent flying car. So when you find yourself still owing, it’s good to do something for somebody— maybe some sort of volunteer or philanthropic work—with the explicit purpose of making up for the harm you did. And then, when the confused homeless guy wonders why you’re giving him not just the bag of groceries but the car you loaded it into, you can mumble, “Um ... let’s just say marriage wasn’t my strong suit.”

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EMPLOYMENT visor. Assist others as part of the processing team to ensure smooth and consistent flow of work. $11/hr Full job listing online at Job ID# 25542 SEASONAL ASSOCIATES A Missoula department store is seeking SEASONAL ASSOCIATES. Responsible for creating an environment of good customer service through actions. This includes ensuring customer transactions are processed accurately and efficiently, ensuring the Company’s “2-in-a-line” standard, reinforcing Customer Service Desk standards and resolving customer problems by following policies and procedures in conjunction with following the “Yes We Can” policy. Balances and processes refunds and media from sales and return registers. Processes cash deposits and currency orders; completes and submits daily reports to Store Management and Cash and Sales Audit department. Prior experience in customer service or in cash balancing and processing. Answers incoming phone calls, transfers phone calls and uses paging system in a professional manner; Accepts employment applications. Ensures that all cash handling procedures are done in accordance to policy and procedure as well as in a timely manner; Opens, closes and balances register and records information on a balance sheet; Regularly identifies and informs Customer Service Supervisor and Loss Prevention Supervisor of register variances and errors. Investigates variances and errors to help in their correction; Prepares funds and media for cash registers at opening and closing. Provides change for registers and collects cash and media pick-ups. Performs register reads and resets. Effective verbal and written communication skills; Basic math and reading skills, legible handwriting, and attention to detail; Ten key calculator skills, Windows based systems comfort level; Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others. Full job description at Missoula Job Service. Job # 10154789 Store Clerk STEVENSVILLE CHS**has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a** Store Clerk**to join our growing team. You must have excellent customer service skills along with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You Will: * Provide excellent customer service; work with internal and external customers in a courteous and professional manner. * Conduct sales. * Perform cashier responsibilities including accepting payments and issuing receipts. * Order merchandise, stock shelves, and track inventory to ensure a well-kept and stocked store. * Complete facilities maintenance and general cleaning. **Basic Qualifications: (required)** * Computer Skills * Able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time * Willing and able to dispense propane. Training will be provided. **Preferred Qualifications: (desired)** * High School Diploma or GED *

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): The astrological omens suggest you could get caught up in dreaming about what might have been. I’m afraid you might cling to outworn traditions and resuscitate wistful wishes that have little relevance for the future. You may even be tempted to wander through the labyrinth of your memories, hoping to steep yourself in old feelings that weren’t even good medicine for you when you first experienced them. But I hope you will override these inclinations, and instead act on the aphorism, “If you don’t study the past, you will probably repeat it.” Right now, the best reason to remember the old days is to rebel against them and prevent them from draining your energy.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1921, the French city of Biarritz hosted an international kissing contest. After evaluating the participants’ efforts, the panel of judges declared that Spanish kisses were “vampiric,” while those of Italians were “burning,” English were “tepid,” Russians were “eruptive,” French were “chaste,” and Americans were “flaccid.” Whatever nationality you are, Gemini, I hope you will eschew those paradigms—and all other paradigms, as well. Now is an excellent time to experiment with and hone your own unique style of kissing. I’m tempted to suggest that you raise your levels of tenderness and wildness, but I’d rather you ignore all advice and trust your intuition.

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his research. His accomplishment? The Nobel Committee said he discovered “a new law of nature,” and named it after him: the Pauli Principle. And yet when he was a younger man, he testified, “Physics is much too difficult for me and I wish I were a film comedian or something like that and that I had never heard anything about physics!” I imagine you might now be feeling a comparable frustration about something for which you have substantial potential, Taurus. In the spirit of Pauli’s perseverance, I urge you to keep at it.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are destined to become a master of fire. It’s your birthright to become skilled in the arts of kindling and warming and illuminating and energizing. Eventually you will develop a fine knack for knowing when it’s appropriate to turn the heat up high, and when it’s right to simmer with a slow, steady glow. You will wield your flames with discernment and compassion, rarely or never with prideful rage. You will have a special power to accomplish creative destruction and avoid harmful destruction. I’m pleased at the progress you are making toward these noble goals, but there’s room for improvement. During the next eight weeks, you can speed up your evolution.


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth,” wrote author William Faulkner. Some astrologers would say that it’s unlikely a Libra would ever say such a thing—that it’s too primal a feeling for your refined, dignified tribe; too lush and unruly. But I disagree with that view. Faulkner himself was a Libra! And I am quite sure that you are now or will soon be like a wet seed in the hot blind earth—fierce to sprout and grow with almost feral abandon.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You and I both know that you can heal the sick and raise the dead and turn water into wine—or at least perform the metaphorical equivalent of those magical acts. Especially when the pressure is on, you have the power to attract the help of mysterious forces and unexpected interventions. I love that about you! When people around you are rendered fuzzy and inert by life’s puzzling riddles, you are often the best hope for activating constructive responses. According to my analysis of upcoming cosmic trends, these skills will be in high demand during the coming weeks.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some astrologers regard the planet Saturn as a sour tyrant that cramps our style and squelches our freedom. But here’s my hypothesis: Behind Saturn’s austere mask is a benevolent teacher and guide. She pressures us to focus and concentrate. She pushes us to harness and discipline our unique gifts. It’s true that some people resist these cosmic nudges. They prefer to meander all over the place, trying out roles they’re not suited for and indulging in the perverse luxury of neglecting their deepest desires. For them Saturn seems like a dour taskmaster, spoiling their lazy fun. I trust that you Sagittarians will develop a dynamic relationship with Saturn as she cruises through your sign for the next 26 months. With her help, you can deepen your devotion to your life’s most crucial goals.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The coming weeks will be a favorable time to break a spell you’ve been under, or shatter an illusion you have been caught up in, or burst free from a trance you have felt powerless to escape. If you are moved to seek help from a shaman, witch, or therapist, please do so. But I bet you could accomplish the feat all by yourself. Trust your hunches! Here’s one approach you could try: Tap into both your primal anger and your primal joy. In your mind’s eye, envision situations that tempt you to hate life and envision situations that inspire you love life. With this volatile blend as your fuel, you can explode the hold of the spell, illusion, or trance.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.” So advised author Ray Bradbury. That strategy is too nerve-wracking for a cautious person like me. I prefer to meticulously build and thoroughly test my wings before trying a quantum leap. But I have observed that Aquarius is one of the three signs of the zodiac most likely to succeed with this approach. And according to my astrological calculations, the coming weeks will be a time when your talent for building robust wings in mid-air will be even more effective than usual.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are being tempted to make deeper commitments and to give more of yourself. Should you? Is it in your interests to mingle your destiny more thoroughly with the destinies of others? Will you benefit from trying to cultivate more engaged forms of intimacy? As is true for most big questions, there are no neat, simple answers. Exploring stronger connections would ultimately be both messy and rewarding. Here’s an inquiry that might bring clarity as you ponder the possibility of merging your fortunes more closely with allies or potential allies: Will deeper commitments with them inspire you to love yourself dearly, treat yourself with impeccable kindness, and be a superb ally to yourself? Go to to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may laugh more in the next fourteen days than you have during any comparable fourteen-day period since you were five years old. At least I hope you will. It will be the best possible tonic for your physical and mental health. Even more than usual, laughter has the power to heal your wounds, alert you to secrets hiding in plain sight, and awaken your dormant potentials. Luckily, I suspect that life will conspire to bring about this happy development. A steady stream of antics and whimsies and amusing paradoxes is headed your way. Be alert for the opportunities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s a favorable time to fantasize about how to suck more cash into your life. You have entered a phase when economic mojo is easier to conjure than usual. Are you ready to engage in some practical measures to take advantage of the cosmic trend? And by that I don’t mean playing the lottery or stealing strangers’ wallets or scanning the sidewalk for fallen money as you stroll. Get intensely real and serious about enhancing your financial fortunes. What are three specific ways you’re ignorant about getting and handling money? Educate yourself.

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PUBLIC NOTICES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE JUVENILE DEPARTMENT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO • BRYAN WILLIAMS, alleged father, of BROOKLYN WILLIAMS; DOB: 8/22/07; Cause No. 15-7-01482-3; A Dependency Petition was filed on 7/7/15. • BRYAN WILLIAMS, father, of ALEXANDER WILLIAMS; DOB: 9/16/05; Cause No. 15-7-01481-5; A Dependency Petition was filed on 7/7/15. • BRYAN WILLIAMS, alleged father, of ELI WILLIAMS; DOB: 4/22/09; Cause No. 15-7-01483-1; A Dependency Petition was filed on 7/7/15. AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: A Fact Finding Hearing will be held on this matter on: October 20, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. at Pierce County Family and Juvenile Court, 5501 6th

Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.030(6). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, calls DSHS at 1-800-423-6246. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to DATED this 8th day of September 2015 by MARGARET PIWONSKI, Deputy County Clerk

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MNAXLP MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP15-112 Dept. No. 4 Judge Karen S. Townsend NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of ANTHONY JAY DUPRAS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Amy Lynn-Rowley Dupras, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at c/o Dirk A. Williams, Crowley Fleck PLLP, PO Box 7099, Missoula, MT 59807-7099, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2015. /s/ Amy Lynn-Rowley Dupras Personal Representative of the Estate of Anthony Jay Dupras, deceased MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-15-170 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF TROY T. HAUERWAS, a/k/a Troy Thomas Hauerwas, 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 HELEN M. HAUERWAS, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 5th day of September, 2015. /s/ Helen M. Hauerwas, Personal Representative REELY LAW FIRM, P.C. 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201 Missoula, Montana 59801 Attorneys for Personal Representative By: /s/ Shane N. Reely, Esq. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-15-180 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARILYN J. COFFEE, 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 PATRICIA ANNE KIRSCHTEN, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 15th day of September, 2015. /s/ Patricia Anne Kirschten, Personal Representative REELY LAW FIRM, P.C. 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201 Missoula, Montana 59801 Attorneys for Personal Representative By: /s/ Shane N. Reely, Esq. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-15-167 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN ELIZABETH BEARY, 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 months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Steven Wayne Beary, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 2620 Connery Way, Missoula, Montana 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 12th day of August, 2015. /s/ Steven Wayne Beary, Personal Representative DARTY LAW OFFICE, PLLC /s/ Steve Darty, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-15-173 Karen S. Townsend Dept. No. 4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF RUTH E. PATRICK, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Peggy Charlene Patrick and Neil Scott Patrick have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives 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 Peggy Charlene Patrick and Neil Scott Patrick, Co-Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, c/o Dan G. Cederberg, PO Box 8234, Missoula, Montana 59807-8234, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 8th day of September, 2015. CEDERBERG LAW OFFICES, P.C., 269 West Front Street, PO Box

8234, Missoula, MT 598078234 /s/ Dan G. Cederberg, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No.: DP-15-40 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: NICHOLAS J. SCOLATTI, 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 Sandra R. Williams, the Personal Representative, returned receipt requested, at P. Mars Scott Law Offices, P.O. Box 5988, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 4th day of August, 2015. /s/ Sandra R. Williams, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No.: DV-15-309 Dept. No.: 2 AMENDED SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION CAROLE L. McDONALD, Petitioner, and GERALD E. STEVENS, TAMI LYNN STEVENS, LORI JEAN STEVENS and ALL OTHER PERSONS, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, CLAIMING OR WHO MIGHT CLAIM ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE OR INTEREST IN OR LIEN OR ENCUMBRANCE UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFFS’ OWNERSHIP, OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFFS’ TITLE, WHETHER THE CLAIM OR POSSIBLE CLAIM IS PRESENT OR CONTINGENT, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT(S): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint to Quiet Title in this Action which is filed with the above-named Court, a copy of which is served upon you, and to file our written answer with the Court and serve a copy thereof upon Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty-one (21) days after service of this Summons, or such other period as may be specified by law, exclusive of the day of service. Your failure to appear or answer will result in judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. A filing fee must accompany the answer. This action is brought for the purpose of Quieting Title to the following-described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: • September 24–October 1, 2015 [C5]

These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control 541-7387 SPROCKET• Sprocket

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THEODORE•Theodore is a 2-year-old male brindle American Put Bull Terrier. This goofy boy is requesting a home full of toys. Among his favorite are plush toys that he carries around in his mouth wherever he goes and anything with a squeaker in it. Theodore also needs to be in a cat-free household as they look too much like toys. He has a great energy that would do well in an active household.

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MARCUS•Marcus is a 7-year-old male Alaskan Husky mix. He is a wonderfully gentle soul who is game for just about everything. He'd make a mellow hiking partner, a chill tailgating 2330 South Reserve Street, Missoula, Montana, 59801 buddy, or a happy-go-lucky family dog. Marcus is Lobby: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Fri) • Drive-thru: 7:30am-6:00pm (Mon-Fri) good with kids of all ages and other dogs. He walks well on leash, and knows some basic com- 3708 North Reserve Street, Missoula, Montana, 59808 Lobby: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Fri) mands. An all-around great dog!

CALEN•Calen is a 3-year-old male black short haired cat. He is a very affectionate and attentive. Calen loves to rub his head against you and reaches out of his kennel to play with your hair when you aren't paying attention to him. He is also a very spry and playful boy who loves string toys and would likely make a great mouser. Calen would do best in a home where he is the only cat.

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DALLAS•Dallas is a 5-month-old male black short haired kitten. Dallas is at a great age to introduce to a new house. He is old enough to understand the necessity of a litter box, but still young enough to have all the playful curiosity of a kitten. Stock up on your string toys while you visit this handsome young man at Petsmart! PAULY• Pauly is a 4-year-old male orange tabby. Pauly earned his name because we've never met a more polydactyl cat. He has 7 toes on all four feet! Pauly has a rather shy and withdrawn personality at the shelter. However, we are certain that he would come out of his shell in a home with a little time and patience.

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girl. Once she warms up to you she is ready to curl up on your lap. She has gorgeous green eyes and a purr that a Ferrari would envy. Hunting, sleeping, and playing with toys are some of her favorite activities. Come meet Mocha at the Humane Society of Western Montana Tues-Fri from 1-6 and Sat from 12-5.

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TIGER•Barn kitty turned house cat, Tiger is a sweet girl in search of a new home full of chest rubs and quiet time. Tiger came to the Humane Society after her former family went through some big changes. Now this senior girl would like to find a family that would make her the focus of their attention. If this pretty lady sounds like a match for you, please visit her at the shelter today!

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BOBO• Bobo is a spunky little poodle mix with an exuberant personality. He will “smile'" in excitement when he greets you and would love to bounce right into your lap. Bobo loves playing outside as well as working for treats. Come meet Missoula’s Locally Owned Neighborhood Pet Supply Store Bobo at the Humane Society of Western Montana. - 728-2275 South Russell • North Reserve


Calvin! This bashful boy came to us as a stray and is looking for his forever home. He enjoys cheek and ear rubs and will purr his thanks. Calvin is searching for a patient, quiet home where he can come out of his shell and be the confident cat we know he is. Come meet Calvin today!

FATIMA• This sweet older Pitbull mix is looking for a home where she’ll get lots of attention, room to run and maybe a couch or two for naps. About 7 years old, Fatima loves playing in water, going for car rides, and hanging with her people. She is looking for an adult family and she’d prefer a home without cats. If this friendly lady sounds like a good fit for you, please email ( or visit the Humane So-

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PIPPA• Pippa is in our volunteer Paws Ahead dog training program and has learned a variety of skills. She’d love to continue her education in a Basic Manners class at the Humane Society of Western Montana once she’s adopted. These group classes teach you how to use reward-based training to train your dog and are only $85 for dogs adopted from any shelter.

PUBLIC NOTICES Lot 5 in Block 1 of Linda Vista, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the county Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL of this Court, the 1st day of September, 2015. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: /s/ M.J. Tanna, Deputy Clerk /s/ Howard Toole, Attorney for Plaintiff MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No.: DV-15-406 Dept. No.: 3 Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Lori Jean Richards Langan, Petitioner This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Lori Jean Richards Langan to Lori Josey Moralez. The hearing will be on 10/08/15 at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 9/1/15 /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Matt Tanna, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III Cause No. DV-15-919 SUMMONS DENNIS A. ROTHENBUHLER Plaintiff, -vs- Missoula County; John J. Love and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title thereto, whether such claim or possible claim be present or contingent, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: JOHN J. LOVE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint To Quiet Title in this action which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff’s attorneys within Twenty-One (21) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought for the purpose of quieting title to the land situated in Missoula County, Montana, and described as follows: Lot 19 in Block 10 of Low’s Addition, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court, the 28th day of August, 2015. /s/ SHIRLEY

FAUST Missoula County Clerk of Court (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Gayle Johnson Deputy Clerk NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/22/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200917081 Bk: 843 Pg: 723, mortgage records of MISSOULA County, Montana in which Rebecca S. Mathews, unmarried was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Nationstar Mortgage LLC was Beneficiary and LSI - Lender’s Service, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded LSI - Lender’s Service, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in MISSOULA County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 3 in Block “B” of Meadowlark Addition No. 1, a Platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official Recorded Plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 201406112 Bk: 928 Pg: 435, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 03/01/14 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 6, 2015, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $216,806.83. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $194,602.81, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on December 16, 2015 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

MNAXLP 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 and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at or (MATHEWS, REBECCA S. TS# 7023.114168) 1002.282475-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 3, 2015, 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: Lot 14 in Block 9 of HIGH PARK NO. 5, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat thereof Thomas D. Erving, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title of Bozeman, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Big Sky Western Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated on December 03, 2004 and recorded on December 08, 2004 in Book 744, Page 890 under document No. 200434071. The beneficial interest is currently held by U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for ARMT 2005-5. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $822.15, beginning January 1, 2015, 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 7, 2015 is $203,889.82 principal, interest at the rate of 2.875% totaling $3,027.30, late charges in the amount of $192.12, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,553.86, plus accruing interest at the rate of $16.06 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

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EAGLE SELF STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 46, 69, 104, 274, 379, & 479. Units can contain furniture, clothes, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, & other misc. household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday, October 5, 2015. All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All Sales final. • September 24–October 1, 2015 [C7]

PUBLIC NOTICES 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: June 26, 2015 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services PO Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho)) ss. County of Bingham) On this 26th day of June, 2015, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and

acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 6/09/2021 Suntrust V Erving 41531.636 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 9, 2015, 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: Lot 18A of Car Line Addition, Block 15, Lots 17A, 18A, 19A, 20A and 21A, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, recorded in Book 23 of plat at page 66 Together with an easement across the Southerly 8 feet of Lot 17A of said subdivision for utility purposes Gabriel T Moree, 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 April 4, 2006 recorded April 6, 2006 in Book 771 Page 932 under Document No 200607683. The beneficial interest is cur-

MNAXLP rently held by U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Home Equity Asset Trust 2006-6; Home Equity Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-6. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $910.06, beginning February 1, 2014, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of May 7, 2015 is $129,689.44 principal, interest at the rate of 7.99% totaling $13,947.18, late charges in the amount of $630.16, escrow advances of $7,749.99, and other fees and expenses advanced of $3,494.73, plus accruing interest at the rate of $28.22 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

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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: July 2, 2015 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services PO Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho)) ss. County of Bingham) On this 2nd day of July , 2015, before me, a notary public in and for said

County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shannon Gavin Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 01/19/2018/ Select V Moree 42085.107 Request for Qualifications for General Contractor/Construction Manager Services New Missoula Public Library Missoula, Montana. The voters of the City of Missoula, Montana will be voting in the November 2016 election for the approval of Missoula’s New Public Library. The Board of Trustees, requires the services of a competent General Contractor/Construction Manager(s) (GC/CM), normally engaged in this profession and a duly registered Construction Contractor in the State of Montana, for GC/CM services as an alternative delivery process, specifically for the following Project: New Missoula Public Library to be located at its existing location at 301 East Main Street, Downtown Missoula, MT. It is the Library Board’s desire to en-

gage a qualified GC/CM firm to work with the Library and the selected Architectural firm for the performance of this project. AT this time, the Library and its Architect is finalizing the program and preparing a concept design for the new building. It is the goal to have the GC/CM selected to work with the team through the development of Schematic Design prior to the November Bond. The Library has selected A&E Architects / MSR Architects as the Design Firms for the project. The final form of the contract shall be an amended AIA A-133™ - 2009 “Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of Work Plus A Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price”, in conjunction with AIA A201™ - 2007 “General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.” It is the intent of the Library Board to make a single award for these services. The entire context of this RFQ for GC/CM services can be found on the Library Website at the following link:

RENTALS APARTMENTS 1 bedroom, 1 bath, $550, Downtown near Public Library & walk to U of M, large walk in closet, carport parking, W/S/G Paid. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Gatewest 728-7333 1 bedroom, 1 bath, $685, Newer Complex, DW, W/D hookups, large walk in closet, off-street parking, balcony, Heat Paid. NO PETS, NO SMOKING Gatewest 728-7333 1024 Stephens Ave. #1 2 bed/1 bath, central location, coin-ops, cat? $725. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 106 Camelot Court: 2 Bedroom, By Splash Montana, Free DirecTV, Heat paid, $750. Garden City Property Management 549-6106 1315 E. Broadway #2. 1 bed/1 bath, near University, coin-ops, pet? $625 Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 1918 Scott St. “D”. 2 bed/1 bath, Northside, coin-ops, storage. $725 Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $650, Northside of Missoula, W/D hookups, fenced yard, off-street parking. S/G paid. NO PETS, NO SMOKING Gatewest 728-7333 3712 W. Central #3. 2 bed/1 bath, Target Range, W/D hookups, storage, shared yard, pet? $725. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 818 Stoddard St. “C”. 2 bed/1 bath, Northside, W/D hookups, storage. $700. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 grow Cannabis space+bedroom Available now: 360sqft garden room (legal


EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal and State Fair Housing Acts, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, marital status, age, and/or creed or intention to make any such preferences, limitations, or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, and pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To report discrimination in housing call HUD at toll-free at 1-800-8777353 or Montana Fair Housing toll-free at 1-800-929-2611

only; needs weatherproofing) or craft/work- room, + 1 bedroom for curing OR for living; has water/electric. Variable price. 207-1171 NEW COMPLEX!! Near Southgate Mall, Studio, 1 bedroom, 3 $575bath, bed/2 $1,150/month, wood flooring, A/C, DW, new appliances, walk in closets, coin-op laundry, storage & off-street parking. W/S/G paid. NO PETS, NO SMOKING Gatewest 728-7333 Russell Square apartments, located at 1235 34th street, is currently renting two bedroom units, beginning at $660.00. These traditional, 2 bedroom units have full kitchens, bath as well as W/D hookups, and onsite parking. W/S/G/H is provided, and residents are responsible for their own electric. RSA is located on the Southside, with shopping, golf and swimming just minutes away! RSA is also a 55+ community, with accessibility units available. Income and lease restrictions apply. Please call Matthew Reed, P.M., at 406.549.4113 x118 today, for more information!” Studio, $550, near The Good Food Store, separate room for bedroom but no door, DW, Coinop Laundry, off-street Parking, Heat Paid. NO PETS, NO SMOKING Gatewest 728-7333 The Garden District Apartments, located at 1665 Milwaukee Way, is currently renting 1 and 2 bedroom units, starting at $595.00. Our beautiful, modern units include HVAC, stacked W/D, as well as on-site parking, and personal storage. W/S/G is provided. The units are located adjacent to the Milwaukee Bike Trail system, as well as shopping and transportation services. This is an income qualifying property, so please call today to discuss your options and potentially new apartment!” Call Matthew Reed, P.M., at the Missoula Housing Authority at 406.549.4113 x118, today!

MOBILE HOMES Lolo RV Park. Spaces available to rent. W/S/G/Electric in$460/month. cluded. 406-273-6034 Lolo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, shed, nice park. Water, sewer, garbage paid. No dogs. $710/mo. 406-544-9568

bath, Northside, W/D hookups, storage, small yard. $700. Grizzly Property Management 5422060 3915 Buckley Place. 2 bed/1 bath, W/D hookups, single garage. $725. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060

included but not cable $625 deposit. Pets ok cat or dog can talk pets more if interested. No application fee. Address is 2220 Kensington. Behind 2218 Kensington off of alley. New privacy fence going up on west side also. Call for details 406 493 2247

524 S. 5th St. E. “B”. 2 bed/1 bath, 2 blocks to U, W/D, all utilities included. $1000 Grizzly Property Management 5422060

Triplex 2329 Fairview Ave. #2. 2 bed/1 bath, upper unit, off-street parking, shared yard, deck. $725. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060

Pet Friendly 1 bed. Nice 1 bed/1 bath in duplex. Private yard, off street parking, storage shed. Available November 1 or before. Current tenants move out by Oct. 5 then updating the apartment. 6 month lease with references. $625 with all utilities

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dates. $1700. Grizzly Property Management 542-2060 House hunting downtown? Stop by the Missoula Farmer’s Market. N. Higgins by the XXX’s. Sat. 8am-12:30pm. Tuesday 5:30-7:00. Find us on Facebook. Professional Property Management. Find Yourself at Home in the Missoula Rental Market with PPM. 1511 S Russell • (406) 721-8990 •

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Lolo, nice park. Lot for single wide 16x80. Water, sewer No paid. garbage and dogs. $280/mo. 406-273-6034 Lot for single wide $260/mo. No pets. WSG paid. On bus line near Milltown post office. 396-9100

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REAL ESTATE 10955 Cedar Ridge. Loft bedroom, 1 bath on 20+ acres with guest house & sauna near Blue Mountain Recreation Area. $289,900. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350.

13705 Harper’s Bridge. 3 bed, 1.5 bath cabin on 4.99 acres near Clark Fork River. $349,900. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 pat@properties

1924 Kensington. Classic 3 bed, 1 bath with hardwood floors and large fenced yard. $193,000. Pat McCormick Properties 2000. 240-7653 pat@properties 2 Bdr, 1 Bath, North Missoula home. $165,000. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit 223 West Kent. 3 bed, 2 bath near Rose Park. Perfect for gardeners. $292,900. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 pat@properties 2233 West Kent. Low-maintenance 2 bed, 1 bath with unfinished basement & patio. $147,500, Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 3 Bdr, 1 Bath, Downtown Missoula home. $295,000. BHHS Montana Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit


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3839 Duncan Drive. Prairie style 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Upper Rattlesnake. $725,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 pat@properties 4 Bdr, 2 Bath, South Hills home. $205,000. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit 515 Cooley. Northside 2 bed, 1 bath with double garage across from park & community gardens. $264,500. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350 5442 Prospect Drive. 4 bed, 3 bath in Grant Creek with lower level, deck & double garage. Next to open space. $369,900. Shan-

non Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350 615 Overlook. Modern 3 bed, 2.5 bath with open floor plan, loft, balcony and double garage. $335,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Montana 239-8350 706 Hiberta. 2 bed, 1 bath one one +/- acre in Orchard Homes. $215,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 863 Discovery. 2 bed, 1 bath in East Missoula with lower level & double garage. $189,500. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270 909 Rodgers. At $149,900 this three bedroom, one bath house on the Northside is going to make someone a very nice home! Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 5465816. 9250 Sharptail, East Missoula. 3 bed, 2 bath with walk-out basement. Huge yard & mountain views. $199,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 7288270 9755 Horseback Ridge. 3 bed, 3 bath on 5 acres with MIssion Mountain & Missoula Valley views. $385,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653 Are your housing needs changing? We can help you explore your options. Clark Fork Realty. 512 E. Broadway. (406) 7 2 8 - 2 6 2 1 w w w. c l a r k f o r k BOAT STORAGE/SHOP 18 x 36 plus 2 bed house & small dry guest cabin in Polson! Creek side setting with fruit trees. Store your boat and let the rental income do

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Buying or selling homes? Let me help you Find Your Way Home. Please contact me, David Loewenwarter, Realtor, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES MONTANA PROPERTIES 406-241-3221 LOEWEN WARTER.COM East Base of Mount Jumbo 970 Discovery. Awesome 3 bedroom East Missoula home in a great ‘hood with gorgeous views! $190,000 KD 2405227 Home & Historic Barn w/original timbers, electricity & water; potential to restore as a home. 10 acres, creek, views, newer 5 bed/3 bath home, wood stove, big kitchen & large deck. Call Trudy Samuelson @ 406360-5860 House hunting downtown? Stop by the Missoula Farmer’s Market. N. Higgins by the XXX’s. Sat. 8am-12:30pm. Tuesday 5:307:00. missoulafarmersmarket .com. Find us on Facebook. If you’ve been thinking of selling your home now is the time. The local inventory is relatively low and good houses are selling quickly. Let me help you Find Your Way Home. Please contact me David Loewenwarter, Realtor, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES MONTANA PROPERTIES 406-241-3221 LOEWENWARTER.COM Interested in real estate? Successfully helping buyers and sellers. Please contact me, David Loewenwarter, Realtor, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES MONTANA PROPERTIES 406241-3221 LOEWEN WARTER.COM Lewis & Clark Neighborhood 631 Pattee Creek Drive. Across from Splash, wonderful, spacious, light, beautiful Lewis & Clark area home. Over 3300 s.f. of living space. $340,000. KD 240-5227 Milwaukee Trail Home 2144 Trail St. Very beautifully updated 3 bedroom 2 bath home right on the bike trail; large private back yard with gorgeous landscaping. $286,500. KD 2405227

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Natural Housebuilders & Terry Davenport Design, Inc.. Building Survivalist Homes, Sustainably, Off Grid., Ph: 406-3690940 & 406-642-6863. Near Good Food Store 1952 S 4th W. Centrally located 3 bedroom home in great shape with a double lot and tons of gardening, chicken coop and shop. $235,000. KD 240-5227 Open House • Sunday, Sept. 27 • 2-4PM. Lower Rattlesnake. 1149 Harrison St. Gorgeous 4 bd 2 ba, Close to Mt. Jumbo and downtown. 1922 Craftsman home, excellent condition, huge, bright modern kitchen, formal dining, 2 family rooms #24037586. MLS# 20154522. Buyer’s agents welcome. 549-3506 for private showing. $475,000.

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REAL ESTATE Real Estate. NW Montana. (406)293-3714 “There once was an agent named Dave/Whose clients they all would rave. He’ll show you a house/loved by both you and your spouse. Both your time and money he’ll save.” Tony and Marcia Bacino. Please contact me David Loewenwarter, Realtor, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES MONTANA PROPERTIES 406-241-3221 LOEWENWARTER.COM We’re not only here to sell real estate, we’re your full service senior home specialists. Clark Fork Realty. 512 E. Broadway. (406) 7282621.

4.6 acre building lot in the woods with views and privacy. Lolo, Mormon Creek Rd. $99,000. BHHS Montana Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit Missoula Lot 310 Sussex. Residential Lot in a very desirable neighborhood, close to the University, downtown, bike trails and more! 6,000 square foot, ready to build. $137,500. KD 240-5227 NHN Old Freight Road, St. Ig-

natius. 40.69 acres with 2 creeks & Mission Mountain views. $199,900. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350.

3338 Hollis Street $320,000

NHN Old Freight Road, St. Ignatius. Approximately 11 acre building lot with Mission Mountain views. $86,900. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 2398350.

A lovingly cared for rancher in the desirable Lewis and Clark neighborhood. 4 bed, 2 bath, functional floor plan, sunken living room, formal dining room, spacious kitchen, main floor laundry and mudroom off garage, large private backyard. Easy access to schools, shopping and downtown.

MLS# 20153915

NHN Rock Creek Road. 20 acres bordered on north by Five Valleys Land Trust. Direct access to Clark

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Rochelle Glasgow Cell:(406) 544-7507

2004 Silver Tip Clusters. 4 bed, 4 bath in gated Circle H Ranch. Backed by conservation easement land. $675,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816.

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819 Turner. Modern 3 bed, 2.5 bath Turner Street Townhouse with single garage. $215,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. Burns Street Condo 1400 Burns #16. Burns Street Commons is a very special place to call home and this three bedroom upper level unit offers spacious, convenient, and beautiful living space. $160,000. KD 240-5227

442 Kensington $245,000

Uptown Flats #210. 1 bed, 1 bath modern condo on Missoula’s Northside. $149,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 5465816. Uptown Flats #303. Top floor unit looks out to the “M” and includes all the wonderful amenities that The Uptown Flats offers. $159,710. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546.5816.

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Uptown Flats #306. 1 bed, 1 bath corner unit on top floor with deck & community room. $155,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 5465816 2BR/1.5 bath, 2 level condo, quite Northside neighborhood. Carpet throughout, laminate flooring in LR. Close to downtown, bike to UM, bus stop on same block. Includes W/D (not coin-op),carport pkg & storage unit. Great investment opportunity, must see. $89,900 view at forsaleby Listing ID: 24027866 or 406.214.7519



Cute 1 bed, 1.5 bath house on fenced and landscaped lot with deck, patio and detached oversized single garage. Total remodel throughout, including new furnace. For location and more info, view these and other properties at: 18 acre building lot with incredible views. Lolo, Sleeman Creek. $129,000. BHHS Montana Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit

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Fork River. $149,900. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 2398350. NHN Roundup. Two 20 acre, unzoned, bare land parcels. $3,000,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816.

Old Indian Trail. Ask Anne about exciting UNZONED parcels near Grant Creek. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816.


gym. $675,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653



15520 Mill Creek, Frenchtown. High-end 5 bed, 3.5 bath with 3 car garage. Basketball court &

2 Bdr, 1 Bath, Stevensville home. $159,000. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit

Homes 2144 Trail Street Beautifully Updated 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home on the Milwaukee Bike Trail!! .............................$286,500 1952 S 4th St. W Solid 3 Bedroom Home With Amazing Landscaped, Private Yard .......................................$235,000 631 Pattee Creek Dr. Spacious 3 Bed, 3 Bath. Full Finished Basement..........................................................$340,000 970 Discovery Bright & Well-Designed ........................................................................................................$190,000 715 Gary Target Range Mid-Century Home ..................................................................................................$269,000 2004 Silver Tips Cluster Rustic Meets Romantic..........................................................................................$675,000 5565 Brady Lane Sweet Lolo Home ............................................................................................................$170,000 408 Daly University Area Living ...................................................................................................................$580,000 360 Stone Sweet Newer Home ....................................................................................................................$362,500

3 Bdr, 2 Bath, Stevensville home. $200,000.. BHHS Montana Properties. For more info call Mindy

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3 Bdr, 2.5 Bath, Frenchtown home. $367,500. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit

5 Bdr, 3 Bath, Alberton area home on 20 acres on Petty Creek. $465,000. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit

4 Bdr, 2 Bath, Nine Mile Valley home on 12.3 acres. $350,000. BHHSMT Properties. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696,

36453 BERTHOUD ROAD $190,000 Unique opportunity on 20 acres in Potomac with large oversize insulated shop/garage. Home is under construction with finished living area in lower level.

Homes With Land 856 Duck Bridge Lane Awesome Tiny Farm................................................................................................$275,000 581 Fescue Slope, Florence Amazing Mtn. Views On 6.12 Acres ..................................................................$289,000

Townhomes/Condos 1401 Cedar Street #1 Near the River Trail!.................................................................................................$134,000 Burns Street Commons Next to Food Co-op & Bistro! #14 or #16 ............................................................$160,000 Uptown Flats #303 Modern Amenities.......................................................................................................$159,710 Uptown Flats #210 Efficient 1 Bed ............................................................................................................$149,000

Land Old Indian Trail 4.77 Acres. South Facing Slope of Hillside at Base of Grant Creek .........................................$90,000 Old Indian Trail 15 Acres. Views of Lolo Peak & Missoula Valley ..................................................................$148,000 Old Indian Trail 19.77 Acres Buy Both Above For Less ................................................................................$230,000 40 Acres Prime Unzoned Land Near 44 Ranc ................................................................................................................$3M 310 W Sussex 6000 s.f. Lot Ready to Build in Awesome Location ..................................................................$137,500

Commercial: 9435 Summit 40x60' Shop + Almost 2 Acres ..............................................................................................$375,000

Featured: 2144 Trail Street $286,500 3 bed, 2 bath on Milwaukee Bike Trail with large private yard & loads of new upgrades

1952 South 4th West $235,000 3 bed, 1.5 bath with open floor plan near Good Food Store. Room for additional house in back

[C12] Missoula Independent • September 24–October 1, 2015

Lolo Acre 5565 Brady Lane, Lolo. An acre with a view, large shop/garage; beautiful setting.

1924 Kensington • $193,000 Classic, updated 3 bed, 1 bath with hardwood & tile floors, large fenced yard & carport

Pat McCormick Real Estate Broker Real Estate With Real Experience 406-240-SOLD (7653)

Contact Vickie at 544-0799 for more information.

$170,000. KD 240-5227

MORTGAGE EQUITY LOANS ON NONOWNER OCCUPIED MONTANA REAL ESTATE. We also buy Notes & Mortgages. Call Creative Finance & Investments @ 406-7211444 or visit

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Western Montana'e weekly journal of people, politics and culture

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Western Montana'e weekly journal of people, politics and culture