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Muted red light washes over the faces of drinkers crowding the bar at Sean Kelly’s. One man sits alone at a large booth. The bartender busies himself washing glasses and chatting idly with a few patrons about the Bilderberg Group. It’s a Monday night and the joint is dead. Mike Avery pushes a few dials on the PA system, bringing the levels up so live music is audible just above Cover by Kou Moua the scattered din of voices. There’s a solo guitarist in his late 20s onstage, dressed in a red baseball cap, dirty jeans and a pearl-snap shirt. He leans into the mic and tells the crowd he’s a vagrant. “I lost my girlfriend, my job and my house,” he says. The way he croons makes you believe every word he sings ....14

News Letters That border bill is a fiasco, and the wind needs a push.................................4 The Week in Review Another bear is brought to justice, and more..........................6 Briefs Occupy Missoula gets on the bandwagon—and zip-lines are coming!.............6 Etc. Dear Ravalli County: We’re watching you.............................................................7 Up Front Missoulians to vote on whether corporations are people, too...................8 Up Front Former Marshall Mountain ski patrol heads to the backcountry................9 Ochenski Now it’s official: the police do the wealthy’s bidding..............................10 Writers on the Range Don’t cut funding for land conservation..............................11 Agenda “Wildlife conservation in the new Russia”. ..................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan Animals have so many tasty bits ....................................................19 Happiest Hour Draught Works .................................................................................20 8 Days a Week A little cold drizzle never stopped us ..............................................22 Mountain High Ski movies at the Wilma ..................................................................33 Scope The legendary Steve Albini on his Missoula years, and more........................34 Theater UM’s “The Elephant Man” is wonderfully subtle.........................................35 Film Highlights and a lowlight from the CINE film fest............................................36 Film What’s Your Number? is adorably moronic .......................................................37 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................38

Exclusives Street Talk....................................................................................................................4 In Other News...........................................................................................................13 Classifieds ................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrolog y .................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle....................................................................................................C-7 This Modern World ...............................................................................................C-15 PUBLISHER Lynne Foland EDITOR Robert Meyerowitz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Frank PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Jason McMackin STAFF REPORTERS Jessica Mayrer, Alex Sakariassen CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Skylar Browning COPY EDITOR Ted McDermott ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jenn Stewart, Jonathan Marquis ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Carolyn Bartlett ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Chris Melton, Sasha Perrin, Alecia Goff, Rhonda Urbanski, Steven Kirst SENIOR CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE Tami Johnson CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Jon Baker MARKETING & ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Tara Shisler FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, George Ochenski, Nick Davis, Andy Smetanka, Brad Tyer, Dave Loos, Ednor Therriault, Michael Peck, Azita Osanloo, Jamie Rogers, Molly Laich, Dan Brooks

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STREET TALK

by Steele Williams

Asked Sunday, Oct. 9th on the corner of Higgins Avenue and South Third Street.

What’s your favorite venue to see local music? Follow-up: What’s the worst musical experience you’ve had in Missoula?

Kevin Wuerpel: My favorite venue is Caras Park, especially that Thursday Night Out thing they do every week. The best place to see music in Montana in general is the Big Sky Blues Festival in Noxon. Straight trippin’: Man, I haven’t really had a bad musical experience in Missoula. I was up at the rave last night on top of Marshall Mountain and it was intense. There were lasers and lots of people on multiple chemical compounds. I’ve been clean for 12 years, but I still love being in that kind of environment. Ethan Brown: The Top Hat’s my favorite venue. It’s a nice and cozy little place, which makes for more personal shows, and it has a decent-sized dance floor. It’s great for jazz DJ sets and hip-hop. Wilma-next be better?: My worst experience was at the Wilma during Skrillex. There were a bunch of little punk-ass kids acting like idiots. And the bouncers took themselves way too seriously.

Lisa Wilson: The Top Hat, because they have down-to-earth, talented musicians that play heartfelt music. You can just throw off your shoes and feel at home. Loaded: Usually Sean Kelly’s is a bad experience because it’s so overcrowded. Even worse is that little trailer bar off Stephens Avenue. You know you’ve had way too much to drink if you end up there.

Emily Gary: I’ve only been to, like, two concerts here. Both were at the Wilma, so I guess that’s my favorite place to see local music in Missoula. Tech N9ne was crazy. There were a lot of people, lots of loud music, and it was a good time. Singing in the Rainier: My worst experience was during Maggotfest. It was raining beer. People were throwing beer everywhere, to the point that I had to go find a rain jacket. I smelled like beer for at least a week. Todd Richey: The Old Post jumps to mind off the bat, but does Trixie’s, in Ovando, count? I also like the Palace, even though some of the bands I like to listen to have gotten too big to play there. Made in Montana: Does bad street music count? I went to this metal show at the Badlander and the opening act was a local band and they were sick. The next band was two brothers from New York, I can’t remember their name, nor do I want to. One was a bassist and the other was a drummer. They had these weird voice distorters on… It was absolutely horrible.

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Keep the winds blowing One of the best tools to promote Montana-made wind energy is the federal Production Tax Credit. The PTC is set to expire at the end of 2011 unless it receives an extension from Congress. All energy production, including production of fossil fuels, requires incentives for investors. Wind energy production is no different. But wind energy is different in some important ways. It is clean, homegrown and affordable. That’s right. According to staff calculations at the Montana Public Service Commission, the average all-in cost of electricity at the Judith Gap wind farm from 2009 through June 2011 was about $46 per megawatt hour, as compared to the all-in cost of $67 per megawatt hour at Colstrip 4 during the same period. The PTC was created by Congress in 1992, and has been renewed nearly annually ever since. Certainty is important for the viability of any business. The fact that the PTC has to be renewed so often makes it difficult for wind producers to plan for multiple-year projects. No other energy resource is subjected to year-to-year scrutiny, and it’s not fair or economically sound to subject the PTC to it, either. The Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan, nonprofit agency, said in a recent report that the U.S. wind power industry is an expanding source of new manufacturing jobs and that its future relies on consistent state and federal policies. This year, Congress has a chance to extend the credit for four years. Not only does that make good economic sense, it makes good energy sense, too. Currently, Montana has 386 megawatts of operational wind capacity representing an investment of roughly $750 million and enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 125,000 homes. This is an excellent first step, but, remarkably, well under 1 percent of our state’s truly enormous wind potential is being harnessed. According to a recent Harvard University study, Montana is tied for second with Kansas in potential wind production. Only Texas has more potential. Despite this tremendous potential, Montana currently ranks 18th in actual

wind production. Imagine all the clean energy we could produce and the jobs we could create with expanded wind-energy generation. With our rural Montana communities hurting, wind power can be a valuable shot in the arm for local economies—Montana’s existing wind farms already pay more than $1 million annually to ranchers and other landowners, and more than $5 million a year in property taxes.

“The average cost of electricity at the Judith Gap wind farm from 2009 through June 2011 was about $46 per megawatt hour, as compared to $67 per megawatt hour at Colstrip.” But the federal PTC has been allowed to expire periodically since its inception in 1992, creating a boom-bust cycle for wind businesses. Production Tax Credits that promote clean, sustainable energy disappeared in the past and wind energy installations dropped as much as 93 percent. Extending the PTC will help boost the development of wind power. Failure to extend the PTC will roll back the progress Montana and the country have made in diversifying our electricity sources. (In Montana, by 2015, 15 percent of the electricity sold by Northwestern Energy will come from renewable resources, mostly wind and hydroelectric.) Please encourage Montana Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg to renew the PTC for another four years.

Gail Gutsche Montana Public Service Commission Missoula

Bungled border bill Sen. Max Baucus should join Sen. Jon Tester in opposition to a proposed law that would give one federal agency sweeping authority over all federal lands within 100 miles of the Canadian border (see “Broadening the line,” Oct. 6, 2011). H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Denny Rehberg, is bad policy and bad for Montana. This bill would waive 36 federal laws within 100 miles of the border for any activity the Department of Homeland Security may deem necessary. Most of the laws that the bill tosses aside, including the Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, protect the environment, but it also waives laws like the Farmland Policy Protection Act and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. If the DHS should want its agents to cut a road, erect a wall or build a forward operating base in Glacier National Park, they could do so without a thought for the impacts. H.R. 1505 would also allow agents the run of all federal lands, with absolutely no restrictions. Has a lack of access to the Bob Marshall Wilderness prevented DHS from securing the nation’s borders? Not according to the Border Patrol. Ironically, the Border Patrol, which operates under the DHS umbrella, has not asked for the power to overrule land managers or ignore environmental laws. Recently, the Government Accountability Office found that “most agents reported that land management laws have had no effect on Border Patrol’s overall measure of border security.” Despite its title, H.R. 1505 is not about making Americans safer. It would pave the way for the type of ecological and cultural damage that currently scars our southern borderlands to be inflicted upon Montana. It is an assault on federal lands and environmental laws using border security as a convenient cover, nothing more. Executive Committee Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club

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The view upriver This is the first piece that I have seen that gives a fair look at how this whole mess has been handled (see “The legacy of the poisoned Clark Fork,” Oct. 6, 2011). Great to see a version other than the typical point of view from the environmental elites who live downriver. Posted on October 6, 2011 at 2:20 p.m.

Opportunity and irony Opportunity offers Montana the real opportunity to offset this collective and unbalanced approach where great swaths

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of our environment are destroyed and people are sacrificed for the sake of economic progress—economic progress being defined by profit margin. I don’t begrudge the corporations a chance to make a profit, but I’m tired of the great sacrifice made of the land and the toll on human life they seem to require. Just because a profit margin is lower than it could be, doesn’t mean it isn’t profitable. Corporations that are given the opportunity to exploit the mineral wealth of our state should be expected to hire Montanans and a Montana-based environmental remediation company to

mitigate the damage while the damage is being done —not afterward. Corporations should be required to leave both the land and the people as intact and healthy when they pull out as when they came to town. It seems if Montana has the goods to make a company lots of money, then we have the leverage and wherewithal to prevent the death of our rivers and promote the wellness of people who literally end up giving their lives in order to make a living. Perhaps Opportunity should be renamed “Irony.” Posted on October 9, 2011 at 4:55 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 14th @ 7 pm Montana v. Sacramento State Alumni Night Help welcome back Grizzly Volleyball Alums to the West Auxiliary Gym! Montana Grizzly breast cancer awareness games begin Oct. 21st. Help support the fight against breast cancer by picking up your pink Grizzly T-Shirt at any Grizzly Soccer game. Wear your shirt to the Pink games for soccer and volleyball on Oct. 21st and for football on Oct. 29th. Proceeds benefit the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation and Team Up Montana.

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Glacier National Park rangers and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists capture and kill a sixyear-old, 241-pound male black bear in the Polebridge area after he broke into vehicles, raided trash storage areas and caused damage trying to enter a home.

• Thursday, October 6 Sheldon Bernard Chase, 22, appears before a federal judge two days after he allegedly shot and killed his grandmother, cousin and cousin’s boyfriend on the Crow Indian Reservation in eastern Montana. A multi-state manhunt ended when the FBI arrested Chase in Washington. A threeyear-old child allegedly witnessed the killings.

• Friday, October 7 The Hellgate Rollergirls host a double header at the Adams Center to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Missoula’s Brawlin’ Mollies squish Flathead Valley Roller Derby’s Big Mountain Misfits, taking the bout with a more than 100-point lead. The Dirt Road Dolls, meanwhile, beat Coeur d’Alene’s Brass Knuckle Brawlers by 10 points.

• Saturday, October 8 The Grizzlies blank the Idaho State Bengals 33-0 in Pocatello. Montana holds Idaho State to 121 total yards and five first downs and forces seven turnovers. Brody McKnight drills four field goals, averages 42 yards on six punts and recovers a fumble to earn Big Sky Conference special teams player of the week honors.

• Sunday, October 9 A helicopter circles Missoula’s airspace to film scenes for “Zombie Tools,” an upcoming reality TV show based on the local business of the same name that “manufactures kick-ass blades and stylish accessories to help you survive the zombie apocalypse.”

• Monday, October 10 The University of Montana releases an environmental assessment of its proposed $16 million biomass boiler, finding that it won’t significantly affect the quality of the human environment, even though it is projected to increase emissions in the Missoula Valley. The county is still reviewing the university’s application for an air quality permit.

• Tuesday, October 11 Joshua Jacob-Allen Thielbar, 22, receives a 20-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide while under the influence. Law enforcement says Theilbar was speeding on Brooks Street in February when his vehicle crashed into that of 22-year-old Rachel Millhouse, who was also intoxicated and who died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Two excavators barricade a car parked in a no-parking zone near Flippers Bar and Casino Saturday morning, Oct. 8, after the car obstructed a crew’s work on a water main.

Occupy Missoula The 21 prep for the 99 Twenty-one members of the nation’s 99 percent clustered around a back table at Missoula’s Break Espresso Oct. 6, discussing how best to execute Occupy Missoula’s first General Assembly the following Saturday. They used hand signals to establish a consensus. But even 21 bodies proved difficult to track. These folks knew about the hundreds of resistance activists who took over New York City’s Liberty Square nearly a month ago. They’d heard of Occupy Wall Street and seconded the frustrations over the rich getting richer while the rest struggle. Still, executing a solidarity movement in Missoula was going to take detailed planning. “What are we occupying?” one woman asked. “Where can we camp legally?” asked another. “All kinds of things are going to be decided at the General Assembly,” answered Brooklyn Kittelson, who spearheaded the meeting as much as anyone in a leaderless movement can. Kittelson repeatedly referred to the Occupy Wall Street website to clarify the intentions for

Saturday’s event. The goal, she said, would be to hear proposals from those gathered, discuss them and vote as a group—using hand signals—on how best to execute them. That would require structure and a division of labor. “This isn’t your typical protest march,” Kittelson told the group. “It’s action-oriented democracy.” The gathering eventually split into two camps: those wanting to lend a hand in promoting Occupy Missoula and those interested in filling specific positions at the General Assembly. Drew Fetherolf was first to step forward, offering his services as a moderator. Soon a loose-leaf sheet of paper was floating around the table, a compilation of names for the logistics team, for moderators, for facilitators. A few voices grew concerned that the General Assembly was already becoming too structured. “Let it be what it is,” one woman said. Local labor leader Mark Anderlik cautioned about letting the event become too soapboxy. Missoula activist Max Granger concurred. “My experience is that if you don’t have some particular agenda or topic for these meetings, they can tend to spin out of control,” Granger said.

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Zip lines, streamlined In 2009, when Whitefish Mountain Resort began installing zip lines through the forest to attract more summer visitors, it did so on private ground, near the base area, partly because getting permission from the Forest Service to place zip lines on the public ground that the resort leases for skiing would have been a cumbersome process. But that process is about to become, well, zippier. On Oct. 3, the U.S. House voted unanimously in favor of the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act, a measure that would amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to make it easier for the Forest Service to allow Whitefish and other ski resorts that lease federal lands to use those

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lands for activities other than skiing. Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado, the bill is intended to boost year-round employment at ski areas. It would specifically allow the Forest Service to permit zip lines, mountain bike trails and Frisbee golf courses. The bill nixes tennis courts, water slides, swimming pools, golf courses and amusement parks. For Whitefish Mountain Resort, the bill comes as it works to expand its recreational opportunities in the summer, when a couple of million people visit nearby Glacier National Park. “We have views of Glacier National Park from the top of the mountain,” says Whitefish spokesperson Riley Polumbus, “and to be able to do more with activities in the summertime up there would certainly be an attractive thing…Essentially, what this bill is going to do is provide more tools to allow that to happen.” The current permitting process is flawed, Polumbus says, because it forces the Forest Service to apply a winter-based model to summertime activities. Missoula ski area Montana Snowbowl has already received Forest Service permits for its liftserved mountain bike trails and disc golf course. Owner Brad Morris says he’s “not anticipating changing anything” with respect to summertime activities, should the bill become law. Sen. Mark Udall, also a Colorado Democrat, originally conceived the legislation. His companion bill passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in July. Matthew Frank

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in court documents as “a self-admitted member of the Aryan Nations and a white supremacist.” More recently, he screened films at the Kalispell library that deny the holocaust. So McAdams decided to take the violent rhetoric in the email seriously, and reported it to the state Department of Justice and the FBI office in Helena. The purpose of his email, Gharst wrote, was to give “proper notice” that he will do everything in his power to see that all MHRN members stand trial for crimes against the state. “A list of known criminals in this organization and their crimes is being circulated and citizens are being called [to] convene a Grand Jury for this result,” he wrote. Two weeks ago, the CBS affiliate in Kalispell covered Gharst’s email. April Gaede, another prominent Kalispell-based white supremacist, whose twin daughters Lamb and Lynx Gaede used to play in the Nazi-themed pop group Prussian Blue, posted her reaction to the story on her blog. She wrote that the

Inbox Neo-Nazi gives “proper notice” When Travis McAdams, director of the Montana Human Rights Network, received an email last month from Kalispell-based white supremacist Karl Gharst contending that MHRN is “an enemy of the state of Montana” and a “Jewish criminal organization” that’s known to “commit crimes against lawful citizens through intimidation, destruction of property, violence and assassination,” McAdams’ first reaction, he says, was to “almost laugh and say, ‘This is just ridiculous.’” But then McAdams considered whom he was dealing with. In 2004, as the Daily Inter Lake reported at the time, the Flathead County District Court convicted Gharst of threatening a state social worker, whom he called a “filthy mongrel” and a “wild savage from the Flathead Indian Reservation.” When the judge sentenced Gharst to five months in jail, Gharst gave him a Nazi salute. Gharst was described

email was “not quite a threat, more like a legal notice.” She went on to say that “locals would rather [have] normal red-blooded straight people here than the homosexual freaks the Human Rights Nuts want to march down the middle of small towns all over Montana.” “We think it’s important for the community to know what Karl Gharst is up to,” McAdams says. “And we also think it’s important he hears very publicly that we’re not going to be intimidated by this type of behavior.” Matthew Frank

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tance of “conflict-free” oil, as Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer termed it in a recent memo to the U.S. State Department, against the implications of tapping the second largest pool of carbon on earth, which, according to NASA climate scientist Jim Hansen, would spell “game over” for the climate. Supporters of TransCanada’s proposed 1,700mile pipeline, which would cut across 284 miles of eastern Montana, also tout Keystone XL’s potential economic benefits. But that, too, is the subject of debate. In Montana, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development estimates that the Keystone XL pipeline would create about 800 construction jobs for two years and a “smaller number” of permanent jobs. It believes the pipeline would bring about $60 million a year in property taxes. And it says the pipeline’s “on-ramp” near Baker, where Montana oil producers would pipe in, could boost the well-head price of oil as much as 10 percent, resulting in roughly $200 million more in annual earnings for Montana oil producers. Those rosy projections wilt under the microscopes of some economists. Pete Morton, director of economic research at the Wilderness Society, for one, questions how much Montanans will actually benefit from Keystone XL. He says pipeline workers will likely come from out of state, and the relatively few and mostly temporary jobs that do go to Montanans won’t be enough to kick-start the state economy. “More importantly,” Morton says, “those jobs will come at a great public cost: carving up Montana’s landscape, increasing truck traffic, furthering our addiction to oil, contributing to the economic costs associated with global climate change and increasing the chances for air and water pollution in Montana. There are much better ways to create jobs that aren’t associated with such high public and environmental costs.” Morton also calls the projected 10 percent hike in the wellhead price of oil “dubious.” Even if it does result in $200 million more in revenue for oil producers, says University of Montana economist Tom Power, that money likely wouldn’t benefit Montanans either. “It depends on who actually owns the mineral rights,” Power says. “In many places, most of those profits flow to out-of-state companies, with at best some royalty remaining behind.” Schweitzer maintains that the pipeline is in the national interest, representing a solution “that will eventually eliminate the export of $1 billion each day to petro-dictators.” Matthew Frank

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Missoula and the Bitterroot don’t always see eye to eye. We’re certainly guilty here in the north of writing off Ravalli County’s conservative majority as a bit nutty. Folks to the south have raised a ruckus on Missoula’s streets and in our municipal meetings over taxes and bathroom signs. But now, Ravalli County is starting to act like the neighbor who complains about your dog’s barking, then asks to borrow your lawnmower. Last week, the Ravalli County Commission decided to shut its juvenile detention center three weeks earlier than originally planned. The closure itself was approved last month in an attempt to balance its books, but this latest vote means the facility is—as of Oct. 7—officially shuttered. Nine employees are jobless, and Ravalli County is considering other places to send its troublesome youths. The lead candidate so far? The 24-bed juvenile detention facility in Missoula, which houses, on average, eight juvenile delinquents at a time. The cost of a night’s stay is just over $200, an expense Ravalli County will most likely absorb if a contract is signed. No decision has been made yet on who will be responsible for transporting the youths; Missoula is standing firm that the duty shouldn’t fall to us. Ravalli County Commissioner Matt Kanenwisher says the closure could save his county hundreds of thousands of dollars a year—an attractive budget-balancing tidbit. But we can’t help feeling a bit used, especially since the commissioners are facing two lawsuits related to that very budget. One was filed by the county’s own justices of the peace. Even Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman sounded off on the commissioners’ performance in an email last week. “During my time in office,” Hoffman wrote to the commission, “I have yet to see a less transparent process regarding the board’s budget decisions than what I witnessed this year.” Hoffman added that the commissioners had disregarded advice given by local authorities that they shouldn’t close the juvenile detention center. “We’re transporting our issues to Missoula County and making it more difficult for us to get these kids on the straight and narrow,” he said. We won’t try to understand the Rubik’s cube that is the Ravalli County Commission’s logic, but we sure hope they aren’t cutting costs at our expense. Here’s the deal, Ravalli County: You return the lawnmower with a full tank of gas, and we’ll promise to stop with the banjo jokes.

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Cynthia Wolken’s first project after she was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Missoula City Council was a whopper: She drafted a resolution telling elected state and federal representatives that they need to protect citizens from the increasing power that corporations are granted to influence political dialogue. “It undermines our trust in government,” Wolken says. “When you look at how much money [Sen. Max] Baucus took from the insurance and medical industry, I don’t see how you couldn’t think that would influence his role in health care reform. [Rep. Denny] Rehberg takes so much oil and gas money—tons of corporate money. None of us can compete with that.” Wolken didn’t have to push hard to get her colleagues on board. In August, the council voted 9-1 to place an “anti-corporate personhood” resolution on the upcoming municipal election ballot. In November, Missoulians may vote yes or no to urge Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution so that it explicitly states that corporations aren’t entitled to the same rights as individuals. Wolken says she hopes to use this advisory referendum as a springboard to help grow a grassroots movement powerful enough to counterbalance recent court decisions that eased restrictions on corporate election spending. If Missoula passes the referendum, it would join a handful of other cities and counties that are moving to do the same. The legal debate over corporate personhood heated up in January of last year when the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned the law that had prohibited corporations and unions from using their funds to influence federal elections. The case stemmed from an attempt by the conservative nonprofit Citizens United to broadcast a movie critical of Hillary Clinton before the 2008 presidential primaries. The decision has since become known as “Citizens United.” The law said that states could ban direct corporate spending to influence elections. Citizens United argued that those restrictions chilled speech, and the Supreme Court agreed. It cited the First Amendment, saying that Americans— whether they are individuals or groups of people within a corporation—are equally entitled to speak freely about political issues. Justice Anthony Kennedy said the prohibitions were dangerous: “When government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought.”

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Libertarian groups such as the Institute for Justice, which filed a friend-of-court brief supporting Citizens United, lauded the court’s opinion. “Citizens United was one of the most important decisions reaffirming First Amendment rights in the last 50 years,” says Institute for Justice attorney Paul Sherman. Now, Montana, Colorado, Michigan and New Hampshire, among other states, are working to reconcile the decision with their campaign finance laws. In Montana,

running for office, making it tougher for average Montanans to wage electoral bids. “Such a corporate takeover of Montana candidate campaigns would accomplish the same type of corruption of Montana politics that existed before the Corrupt Practices Act,” Bullock says. Bullock and Wolken also point out that if Western Tradition succeeds in overturning Montana’s law, corporate campaign contributions would be impossible to track. Bullock says he finds it ironic that Western

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Missoula City Councilwoman Cynthia Wolken is leading a local charge against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

the Supreme Court’s precedent emboldened Denver-based pro-business, anti-environmentalist think tank Western Tradition Partnership, along with Champion Painting of Bozeman and the Montana Shooting Sports Association, to sue in an effort to loosen Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act. Passed by voters in 1912, the Corrupt Practices Act constituted an effort to reel in the power of the Copper Kings, who at the turn of the 20th century used their deep pockets to exert influence over electoral politics. The law bans direct corporate spending on political races. Western Tradition won the first round when Montana District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock overturned the Corrupt Practices Act’s corporate spending prohibition. He cited the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in equating Montana’s Corrupt Practices law with a “ban on speech” and barred the state from enforcing it. The state-level debate is not over. Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock is appealing Sherlock’s decision in the Montana Supreme Court. Bullock, who is running for governor as a Democrat in 2012, says the Corrupt Practices Act is necessary to protect the little guy. For instance, Bullock says, if the Montana Supreme Court sides with Western Tradition Partnership, electioneering money will flood the state and drive up the costs of

Tradition is leading the charge against Montana’s campaign finance law, because the think tank is now fighting a decision from Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices, who found Western Tradition had violated the law by refusing to disclose its expenditures. Bullock argues in his brief that Western Tradition exercises exactly the type of “covert corporate influence” the 1912 law sought to address: “This foreign corporation spends freely on attacking candidates in Montana, and it has plans to do much more.” Western Tradition says in court filings that limiting its constitutionally protected right to free speech uses the wrong tact to reign in the problem of money in politics: “As the District Court aptly stated, ‘The answer to this problem is not a ban on speech, but the enactment of more comprehensive disclosure laws.’” Wolken, meanwhile, is running unopposed for election to the Missoula City Council. As she meets constituents, she says, she tries to communicate the importance of supporting the referendum she’s championed. Voting yes, she says, will send a clear message to Congress that Missoulians, at least, prefer their state law as it was before Citizens United: “We want a pure democracy.” jmayrer@missoulanews.com


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Our home outdoors Former Marshall ski patrol takes to the backcountry by Alex Sakariassen

The Marshall Mountain Ski Patrol has never really gone away. The resort’s lifts shut down eight years ago, prompting volunteer patrollers to contemplate their future. The patrol migrated to the Bitterroot Resort, aiding in snowcoach skiing. But when Bitterroot halted that operation and sold its coaches in 2008, the volunteers were once again homeless. Now the remnants of the Marshall patrol have carved out a new niche for themselves. With skier and snowboarder traffic steadily increasing outside ski-area boundaries around Missoula, Mike Gue and his associates have reformed as the Five Valleys Backcountry Ski Patrol. Starting this winter, they’ll be at the beck and call of the Missoula County Sheriff ’s Department, lending their medical skills and backcountry experience to remote rescue operations.

members found a rich pool of qualified, competent volunteers to draw from. “We haven’t had to do a lot of training, because the folks who have come forward [already] spend a lot of time in the backcountry,” Gue says. “They’ve had avalanche classes, they’ve had mountain travel classes. The demographic we’re pulling from has that core training…Missoula has it in spades: hardcore backcountry recreationalists.” The patrol has so far lucked out. Members of the National Ski Patrol are required to be certified Outdoor Emergency Care technicians, which means they must complete an intensive medical course and annual reviews. Those who have joined the patrol are mostly already certified, Gue says. Those that aren’t are nurses or EMTs who can challenge the course and qualify.

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Need a hand? We’ve got a backboard.

“People are using more and more terrain that isn’t accessible even by snowmobile, be that for legal reasons in wilderness or technical reasons, terrain-wise,” says Kai Thorsgard, the search and rescue liaison for the new patrol. “There’s a growing need for it.” Backcountry patrols have been popping up in the National Ski Patrol over the past few years. It’s not altogether a new phenomenon. Nordic ski patrols like Cascade in Washington and El Dorado in California have aided outdoor enthusiasts for decades. The Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol—originally the Essex Nordic Patrol— was founded in 1975 to provide emergency services to cross-country skiers at the Izaak Walton Inn. Now that template is catching on nationwide as volunteers try to match recreational trends. Gue says the Five Valleys patrol has been in the works for nearly two years. When it came time to drum up recruits for the 2011-2012 season, the patrol’s core

Five Valleys’ expenses will be limited. Since they’re drawing from an existing demographic, Thorsgard says, most members already have the gear necessary for their volunteer roles. The biggest financial hurdle they face right now, he says, is radios. “We don’t need to purchase beacons for every one of our patrollers; they all have beacons,” Thorsgard says. “We’re not interested in putting anybody out there that doesn’t have their own gear. They most likely don’t have the experience.” While the former Marshall Mountain patrol is finally back to work, they’re no less homeless than before. The majority of NSP-affiliated patrols nationwide are based at a single resort. Five Valleys, on the other hand, won’t be. It’s a shift in responsibility and profile that even the national organization is struggling to come to grips with, says Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol Assistant Director Corey Ledbetter.

“Historically, all patrols were associated with a ski area, be it an alpine ski area or a Nordic ski area,” Ledbetter says. “There’s still some of that Nordic ski area patrolling going on, but there’s definitely been a shift to more of the kind of thing we do and Michael’s group will do—not assigned to any particular area, but to a geographic region.” Five Valleys will work like Missoula County Search and Rescue, responding to calls from local authorities and executing the types of missions they’re specially trained for. Gue says he’s had several conversations with the Missoula County Sheriff ’s Department regarding activation protocols. Sheriff Carl Ibsen has been extremely supportive of the initiative so far, Gue says, as has search and rescue. “This new organization’s really going to have to work hard to prove itself, first and foremost, to the Missoula Sheriff ’s Office as well as Missoula Search and Rescue,” Gue continues. “They need to look at us as a benefit not just to them but the Missoula community.” With the national qualification that comes with NSP membership, Gue adds, the patrol will be able to expand their service area beyond the county as necessary. If the Flathead patrol is any indication, Five Valleys’ ranks could swell over the coming years. Ledbetter says Flathead has gained 12 new patrollers in the last couple years. The Outdoor Emergency Care course he’s currently instructing has 12 students, at least a few of whom he expects will join the patrol. Others have merely taken the course to increase their knowledge as backcountry skiers and snowboarders. For years, Flathead has been the only backcountry patrol in NSP’s Northern Division. “I think we’ll see some more patrols like Five Valleys,” says Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol Director Jerry Lundgren. “Especially in the West.” For now, Gue’s simply looking forward to Five Valleys’ first official season. The Marshall patrol has been bouncing around for a while now, he says. It’ll be amazing to “hit the ground running… “It’s one of those things where I find myself pounding my head against a wall sometimes, and it’s definitely a challenge. Now we’ve gotten to the point where we’re rolling, I have different patrollers taking on different responsibilities. I’m excited about this year…This is a need that can now be filled.” asakariassen@missoulanews.com

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Cops for sale The new Praetorian Guard emerges Alarms went off when it was revealed that the armed forces of the United States were using increasing numbers of private contractors to provide everything from transportation to security in war zones around the globe. Those alarms clanged louder when the indiscriminate slaughtering of unarmed Iraqi civilians by the notorious security firm formerly known as Blackwater were exposed. Now, the war has come home as wealthy private corporations hire not only security firms, but also public law enforcement officers to ensure that the riff-raff, formerly known as citizens of the U.S., stay out of the way of their money-making schemes and political manipulations. The Praetorian Guard was established by the emperors of Rome to ensure that neither citizens nor disgruntled military units could harm them. While it may have made sense at first, the story soon changed as the Praetorians became less of a security force to protect Rome’s rulers than hired killers for those who could afford them. Now a new and dangerous Praetorian Guard is emerging in the U.S. What makes it even worse is that our new Praetorians are not simply hired killers like Blackwater, but officers of public police forces whose salaries and pensions are provided by taxpayers until such time as they are needed by those with the wealth to hire them for private purposes. If that sounds far-fetched, consider the actions of the “white shirts” I mentioned in last week’s column, in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. A New York City policeman wearing a white shirt, which is supposed to differentiate supervisors from the blue-uniformed line officers, walked up to several women who were already corralled in a police barricade and blasted them in their faces with pepper spray. The women collapsed screaming in pain as the officer who sprayed them turned away smiling. Shortly after that incident, it was revealed that JP Morgan Chase, one of Wall Street’s most powerful players, had donated $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation, the largest such donation ever. JP Morgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie

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Dimon could not have been more revealing, saying, “These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We’re incredibly proud to help them build this program and let them know how much we value their hard work.” The donation is supposed to pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops and security monitoring software for the NYPD main data center. Surely such a donation couldn’t buy off the cops, could it?

Like most Montanans, I’ve always respected our Highway Patrol officers. So how is it that they are now for hire by anyone with the money to do so? Consider that last week’s column also noted that 700 citizens were arrested trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Where were they headed? To protest in the Chase Manhattan Plaza. Maybe the donation and the arrests aren’t connected. But if you believe that, perhaps you’d be interested in buying that bridge. There’s no need for speculation as to whether those with enough money can buy public police protection. They can. In a program started by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani called the “Paid Detail Unit,” private corporations can hire New York City policemen to protect their interests for a mere $37 per hour each, with a 10 percent “administrative fee” paid directly to the police department. According to a recent Counterpunch

article by Pam Martens, not only do these hired cops get to carry guns and handcuffs, they also have the authority to arrest citizens at the behest of the private wealth that hired them. In 2010, corporations such as Goldman Sachs, the World Financial Center and the New York Stock Exchange spent almost $12 million doing just that. There’s no need to look to the East Coast, though, when we have examples right here at home. Remember those mega-loads Exxon Mobil wanted to ship through Idaho and Montana on narrow, two-lane roads? Guess whom they hired to ensure that no protestors barred their way? Our own Montana Highway Patrol. Like most Montanans, I’ve always respected our Highway Patrol officers. So how is it that they are now for hire by anyone with the money to do so, and they can sweep the citizens who normally pay their wages out of the way of private corporations? Exxon Mobil is “required to pay for a two-car safety escort by the Montana Highway Patrol,” the Missoulian noted recently. Yet the corporations aren’t even required to tell the Highway Patrol before they move their loads. “‘To be honest, we’re kind of lost, too,’” Montana Highway patrol Sgt. Jason Holdenstab told the paper. Holdenstab, based in Helena, is in charge of scheduling the safety escorts. “I’m at the mercy of [transport company Mammoet] when they send me a schedule,” he said. Having our Highway Patrol “at the mercy” of a mega-corporation doesn’t sound like a very good idea. Nor does getting beaten, gassed or arrested by privately hired cops. But that’s the state of America today, as the new Praetorian Guard emerges to stand between citizens and the corporations who plunder them. And the silence from our political leaders is deafening. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@ missoulanews.com.


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Don’t plow them under Conservation must be saved

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by Stephanie Paige Ogburn

For much of our country’s history, chopping down forests and plowing up prairie were considered patriotic acts. Farming, which rid the earth of so-called non-productive land and transformed it into fields of grain, was a necessary nationbuilding activity. It took a few decades, but we finally realized that in our rush to control nature, we misused marginal lands. One result was the disastrous Dust Bowl of the 1930s. As we slowly learned that not all land could sustain farming, we also discovered that some non-plowed land could have significant ecological benefits. Recognizing that lesson, a 26-year-old federal effort called the Conservation Reserve Program has been encouraging farmers to set aside their most sensitive lands, protecting them from the plow and planting them with native species. This huge patchwork of unplowed land now spreads over 34 million acres, offering safe havens for sage grouse to nest and deer to raise fawns. It also stops 450 million tons of soil from eroding each year. The farmers who participate sign 10- or 15-year contracts to set aside blocks of farmland in exchange for payment from the government. T h e s e d a y s , h o w e v e r, t h e Conservation Reserve Program and other little-known but significant conservation programs face severe cuts. The 2012 Farm Bill, which funds subsidies for rural development, hits Congress next year and might well slash conservation funding. Throw in the current record-high commodity prices—which erode support for any program that takes land out of production— and the Conservation Reserve Program, with its yearly price tag of $1.7 billion, faces many threats. It is also true that though the farmland retirement program has been a huge conservation boon, those who participate in it do not universally love it. Farmers criticize

its low payment rates, which are based on rents for cropland at the beginning of a contract period. For example, a farmer in North Dakota who signed up and set aside acreage back in 2001 for $35 an acre, might now be able to farm that land and make $200 an acre growing corn.

This huge patchwork of unplowed land now spreads over 34 million acres, offering safe havens for sage grouse to nest and deer to raise fawns. Idaho farmer Bill Flory, former chairman of the state’s Soil and Water Conservation Commission, also believes that the Conservation Reserve Program, which can enroll up to 25 percent of a county’s farmland, harms the economy: “There’s been some counties where, basically, production agriculture has been retired from the area…and all the related infrastructure has left.” Still another downside is the cost to conservation when lands flow in and out of production in 10-year increments. Whenever crop prices go up, farmers tend to opt out of the program when their contracts come due. Last year, 4.4 million acres weren’t renewed. Yet wildlife and hunting groups laud the conservation program’s success in providing habitat for game birds such as pheasants and ducks, as well as for declining

grassland species like the sage grouse and prairie chicken. Third-generation rancher Tony Malmberg, who raises grass-fed beef in Oregon, thinks the program wastes good land. He wants farmers to be allowed to farm reserved acres, as long as they commit to conservation practices. “The 10 years of payments buy a conservation easement, so this land will be managed sustainably going into the future,” Malmberg says. A recent effort shares this approach; the federal Conservation Stewardship Program pays farmers who implement conservation measures on working lands. It took off after the 2008 Farm Bill, and this July it surpassed the Conservation Reserve Program in size, at 37 million acres. But the stewardship program isn’t immune from the cutting bonanza either. For now, groups such as Ducks Unlimited and the National Wildlife Federation are leading the defense of the Conservation Reserve Program. They say they might be able to accept a slimming of the program’s budget, as long as it’s done with an eye towards maximizing habitat for sensitive species. Jim Ringelman, who directs conservation programs in the Dakotas and Montana for Ducks Unlimited, says radical cuts are shortsighted, and the ramifications could last long after the current budget crisis. “CRP has been the most important conservation program in the history of the world,” Ringelman says. “There’s nothing that compares to it. If we are foolish enough to walk away from it because we think corn prices are going to stay high forever, then we are going to pay the price.”

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Montana and Russia have some similarities, particularly when it comes to Russia’s interior and eastern edge: big skies and big bucks, arid summers and cold winters. Unfortunately, both places also share a history of environmental plundering by robber barons and assorted jerks that attacked and abused the seemingly endless resources and often became fixated on Power and Destiny. These days, however, the Treasure State’s example may help orchestrate Russia’s recovery from years of wanton environmental abuses, particularly in the area of wildlife conservation. This is the crux of the discussion “Wildlife Conservation in the new Russia,” which is being put on by the Montana CINE International Film Festival and is sponsored by the University of Montana’s International Programs. Wildlife Conservation Scoiety Russia Wildlife Program coordinator Dale

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 The Destination Missoula Board of Directors will meet in the MSO HUB conference room, second floor, 101 E. Main from 3-5 PM. The Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St. in Hamilton, presents a Fellowship Club meeting featuring a talk on Catherine Ponder’s book, The Healing Secrets of the Ages, from 6–7:30 PM in the west meeting room of the library. Free. Call 363-1670. Fight the power/give peace a chance at the Fall 2011 Peace & Justice Film Series, which brings you a new rabble-rousing film every Thursday This week see Mother: Caring for 7 Billion in the Gallagher Building, Rm. 123, starting at 7 PM. Donation based and open to the public.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 Hey there Handy Dandies, turn in your applications for the MADE Fair by today if you want to sell your wares to us not-so-talented losers. missoulamadefair.com/apply.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 If you’re grieving the loss of a pet, take comfort at the Pet Bereavement Group which meets the third Tuesday of each month at 21st Century Homeopathy, 813 1st. St. in Hamilton at 6:30 PM. Call 370-0699. The Red Cross wants to get your blood before the vampires do. Schedule an appointment to give blood at the front desk of Jesse Hall on the UM campus. 12–4 PM. Come give blood at the First Lutheran Church from 3–6 PM. To schedule an appointment, call 528-4473.

Miquelle and the Russian filmmakers who produced Three Legged Stool: Montana’s Wildlife Legacy will discuss how Russian scientists and conservationists h o p e t o u s e Montana’s successes and skills by adapting them to Russian ways of life. Whether one approves of hunting as a conservation tool or not, there is a kinship among hunters regardless of nationality. Perhaps their conversation can remind us that there is always more work to be done, and aid in making the world a more diverse and, heck-darn, nicer place to live. —Jason McMackin Wed., Oct. 19th, from 12–1 PM. UM Campus, Stone Hall (old Journalism Building), Rm. 303. Free. Three Legged Stool: Montana’s Wildlife Legacy screens at the UC Center Theater at 7 PM. Free.

The Northern Rockies Rising Tide has weekly meetings this and every Tue. at at Freecycles, 732 S. First St. W. at 6 PM, where participants fight climate change through grassroots resistance. Give your checkbook the good kind of workout at Homeword’s Financial Fitness course. 6–9 PM. $10. Visit homeword.org. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 The Bigfork Knights of Columbus would love for you to donate blood from 11:30–4:30 PM. Feed your gut and your brain at the Brown Bag Lecture Series. This week’s topic, Water Sector Reforms in India: The Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Water Justice. Given by Dr. K.J. Joy. Noon. Mansfield Center Conference Room, UM LIbrary. Free.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 Come to the Missoula Caregiver’s Conference at First Lutheran Church and learn about educational opportunities for PCAs, homemakers, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. Stay all day or attend a single session. 9:30–3 PM. Call 5431184 to RSVP. The Blood Mobile will be at the Jore Corporation from 10-2 PM. 45000 Hwy 93, Ronan. Call 528-4473 to make an appointment.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Armed with a handgun and an assault rifle, Terry “T.J.” Newman, 25, and John “Pimp” Roberts invaded a home in San Antonio, Texas, and demanded money. Authorities said that when the homeowner’s son came out of a bedroom with his own assault rifle and started firing, the two robbers fled, leaving their getaway car idling in front of the house. They returned 15 minutes later for the car, by which time members of the household had armed themselves with a second assault rifle and opened fire. Police arrived, only to have Newman ram their patrol vehicle with a second vehicle. He was arrested and convicted of aggravated assault. (San Antonio Express-News) Authorities quickly identified three youths who broke into a house in Newton County, Ga., because they left behind pictures of themselves on the homeowner’s camera. (Atlanta’s WSB-TV) WHAT COULD GO WRONG? - Fresh from beating human contestants on television’s “Jeopardy,” IBM’s Watson supercomputer system has been hired by health insurer WellPoint Inc. to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments for its 34.2 million members. (Associated Press) Scientists announced they have genetically engineered grass able to withstand the “prodigious amounts” of herbicide needed to kill Roundup-resistant “superweeds.” Developed by chemical and seed company Monsanto, the strain of Kentucky bluegrass isn’t subject to federal regulations because instead of relying on bacteria, which the Agriculture Department does regulate, Monsanto scientists used a “gene gun” to shoot the modified gene into the grass’s DNA. (Wired, The New York Times) SECOND-AMENDMENT FOLLIES - Witnesses agreed Alvin Merriwell Lewis Jr., 67, made no threats while demonstrating how he would defend himself with a pocketknife, but Thomas Larry Bolds, 67, picked up a pistol anyway and shot Lewis eight times. Pensacola, Fla., authorities charged Bolds with murder. (Alabama’s Mobile Press-Register) When a wounded grizzly bear attacked Steve Stevenson, 39, while he and Ty Bell, 20, were hunting in a Montana forest, Bell tried to save him by shooting the bear. He killed the bear, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe, but also killed Stevenson with a shot to the chest. (Associated Press) A 53-year-old man went to his ex-girlfriend’s house in Charleston, W.Va., put a .380-caliber handgun to his head and threatened to shoot himself if she didn’t take him back. He eventually lowered the weapon, according to police Sgt. Eric Hodges, but while doing so accidentally shot himself in the hand and foot. (The Charleston Gazette) A United Nations firearms instructor from France accidentally shot himself in the thigh while undergoing recertification training at a firing range in Springfield, Mass., according to police Sgt. John Delaney, who declined to identify the shooter. (WWLP-TV) CHARGE OR CHARGE? - Money is disappearing, according to the Treasury Department, which last year printed the fewest $1, $5 and $10 bills in 30 years. Two reasons for lower demand are the increased use of credit and debit cards, which people are using more instead of money, and the increased longevity of circulating bills. The average dollar bill lasts 2.2 times longer than 20 years ago, according to Federal Reserve estimates. Bucking the trend is the $100 bill, which is a leading American export and is hoarded like gold in unstable places. Last year, the Treasury Department printed more $100 bills than dollar bills for the first time, and the Federal Reserve estimates that foreigners hold two-thirds of the seven billion $100 bills in circulation. (The New York Times) LEAST SURPRISING RESULTS - Larger women are more likely than others to have sex on the first date, according to a survey of 10,000 members of a British dating website. Freedating.co.uk’s “Dating Profile Attributes vs. First Date Outcomes” revealed that men and women who don’t drink, don’t smoke and like bicycling are the least likely to have sex on the first date. The less education women have, the more willing they are to have sex on the first date, whereas better educated men are the most willing to have sex on the first date. (United Press International) City officials in Chattanooga, Tenn., hired consultants from Birmingham, Ala., to come up with a new name for Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport that would create better brand awareness. Big Communications recommended calling it Chattanooga Airport. Deleting “Metropolitan,” the company said, creates simplicity. (Chattanooga Times Free Press) HOMELAND INSECURITY - Terrorists could start boarding airliners with surgically implanted explosive devices, a Department of Homeland Security senior official warned, adding the agency has already informed foreign governments of the potential threat. “New intelligence indicated at least a fresh look at this possible tactic,” the DHS official said, linking the threat to al-Qaida. Noting that scanning equipment used in airports can’t penetrate skin and couldn’t detect implanted devices, Transportation Security Agency official Greg Soule said the agency would rely on behavior-detection officers to help identify travelers with embedded body bombs. (The New York Times) MONEY TALKS - Police in Prince George’s County, Md., attributed the 12.1 percent decline in violent crimes during the first nine months of 2011 to paying off 67 known offenders. “We basically called them in,” Police Chief Mark Magaw said, “and basically said, ‘What do you need?’” Magaw explained the targeted violent offenders, who were identified by parole and probation records, were offered everything from food stamps to job programs. Magaw said that since the initiative, none of the targeted offenders has been arrested. (Washington’s WUSA-TV) School officials in Camden, N.J., offered 66 high school students $100 apiece not to skip school. The program, dubbed “I Can End Truancy,” or “ICE-T,” is funded by a state grant. (The Washington Times) ROAD TO RECOVERY - Britain’s government has concluded that the best way to get the economy moving is to raise the highway speed limit. Noting the current limit of 70 miles per hour is 50 years old, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond declared, “Increasing the motorway speed limit to 80 mph would generate economic benefits of hundreds of millions of pounds through shorter journey times.” (Reuters) WHY SPACE EXPLORATION MATTERS - After astronomers announced the discovery of a planet some 200 light years from Earth that has two suns, a member of the discovery team, Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, announced the finding’s implications: “It’d be a weird cocktail hour. The sun would go down and you’d have a drink and then, a few hours later, the other sun would go down while you have another drink.” (The Washington Post)

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uted red light washes over the faces of drinkers crowding the bar at Sean Kelly’s. One man sits alone at a large booth. The bartender busies himself washing glasses and chatting idly with a few patrons about the Bilderberg Group. It’s a Monday night and the joint is dead. Mike Avery pushes a few dials on the PA system, bringing the levels up so live music is audible just above the scattered din of voices. There’s a solo guitarist in his late 20s onstage, dressed in a red baseball cap, dirty jeans and a pearl-snap shirt. He leans into the mic and tells the crowd he’s a vagrant. “I lost my girlfriend, my job and my house,” he says. The way he croons makes you believe every word he sings. “There’s a whole range of talent, from amateurs to professionals,” says

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Avery, who’s been running the Sean Kelly’s open mic for 10 years. “It’s cool to see new people come who haven’t played in front of people before. They’re timid and nervous. They get up there and get comfortable with it and before you know it, they’re rocking out.” If getting a gig in Missoula were a board game, Sean Kelly’s would be the first stop. Almost every imaginable act has been on this stage—“from the little Hawaiian lady with a ukulele, to an eightpiece brass band with tubas, to a heavy metal band,” Avery says—including some bands that have gone on to become Missoula staples. The Boxcutters got a start here, as did the Little Smokies and Reverend Slanky. Some of the guys from Airstream Safari still do solo acts, or the band will take the stage for a 20-minute slot. Eric Tollefson started here before moving on to steady work at the Top

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Hat. Mick Croon used to play here when he was in college, back before he turned 21. He’s since been to Salt Lake City, Seattle and Spokane, and now has a solo album out. “I think everyone has graced this stage at some point, whether it be just a drunk night at Sean Kelly’s—‘Hey, I want to get up and play’—or they planned on it,” Avery says. There’s no trick to getting a gig at Sean Kelly’s on Mondays: Just call the bar Monday morning and throw down a name. Missoula is full of musicians and bands with bigger dreams than a once-aweek open mic, however. Some you may have heard of; some you never will. Many hope to play for the throngs of Saturdaynight drinkers downtown and get paid to do it, and move up from there. It worked for Colin Meloy, right?

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HEY KIDS, LET’S PUT ON A SHOW My buddy Sean was always the type to show up to parties with a guitar. He’d played with a punk group in New Jersey after high school, and he usually regaled us with lighter rock tunes and the occasional acoustic pop cover. I mentioned to him a few times that I’d fooled around on mandolin. We gradually gravitated toward one another musically. Sean was finishing his last year at UM. I was out of school and unemployed. We started jamming in Sean’s living room several times a week. He was already regularly playing open mic night

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at Sean Kelly’s and composing originals to fill out his collection of crowd-pleasing covers. He’d bounce chord progressions off me, ask for my opinion on lyrics. Then, one day, he asked if I’d join him on stage. We struggled for hours coming up with a name for our duo. We finally settled on Valkenberg, a tribute partly to our college newspaper advisor Carol Van Valkenburg and partly to a friend who’d once spelled Van Valkenburg’s last name incorrectly in the Montana Kaimin. I was nervous during that first performance. I’d never played for more than family members and friends, and Sean Kelly’s was a bit more packed on a Monday night in those days than it is now. We played five songs for our debut. I sang two and flubbed both. I felt like an idiot. At Sean’s insistence, I began writing originals of my own, long and painfully depressive ballads that had no business being played in public. Yet the crowd cheered. And as the Monday nights ticked off, Sean and I developed a tighter musical rapport. Our originals got better. He pushed me to take lead on a Rolling Stones cover. We even started adding elements of percussion; Sean would belt a tambourine to his leg, I’d stomp a bass drum. Sean and I talked about trying to open for acts at the Top Hat or playing the Badlander’s Live and Local Tuesdays. The thought of sharing our music with a larger audience was both frightening and vastly appealing. We took Mike Avery’s advice after several months and recorded a two-track demo—my gift to Sean when he graduated. We passed them out to our friends, our families and our adoring fan. With the stage anxiety lifted and my mandolin playing improving, I started to see some promise in performing locally. I’d picture Valkenberg on stage when I went to shows at the Palace or the Union. I knew there was no money in it, but hell, it’d be fun. But Valkenberg split up several years ago. I got a job that kept me in Missoula.

Sean left, packing his guitar and moving first to Portland, Ore., then back East. He’s since recorded a few new songs and emailed them to me. I’ve restricted my playing to parties and jam sessions with friends, but I still attend shows. Friends play Sean Kelly’s, the Palace, the Zootown Arts Community Center, a basement stage in the slant streets—and I’m there, soaking up the art of fellow musicians. Even after years away from a local stage, I can still see the appeal.

‘NOBODY’S GOING TO COME OUT FOR YOU’ Locals are swarming through the Badlander complex, in downtown

Missoula. KBGA has a long list of bands on deck for its annual birthday bash, on the stages at the Badlander and the Palace. The musicians aren’t hard to spot. People crowd around them, buying CDs and offering encouragement. Karma Baker and Carole Brabham stand next to an open banjo case in the back bar of the Badlander, 30 minutes after wrapping their set. There are stacks of their six-track, eponymous album, Fat Cats of Augusta, on a nearby table. People are starting to notice Baker and Brabham, including the Badlander honchos. Fat Cats recently opened for former Missoula stars No-Fi Soul Rebellion at the Palace, and before that for Birds Mile Home. Baker, on keyboard,

and Brabham, on banjo, are crowdpleasers. They harmonize well. Their set list sometimes includes a hell of a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” as well as a nod to the Union Bar. Friends and new fans cheer them on. Tonight, one apparently drunk admirer ditched the usual “woo” for an emphatic “I love you.” “We really tried to set ourselves apart by making our vocals blend,” Baker says. “The hardest part was overcoming those little obstacles, doing something different. We’re two girls, we’re both blonde. It’s hard to be taken seriously sometimes.” Old friends from Kalispell, they only started playing together last summer, moving from parties to the open mic at Sean Kelly’s. For as quickly as the Fat Cats have risen to Missoula’s main stages, they have modest aspirations. Both have moved around the country. Each says she’ll likely move again. For the Fat Cats, this moment “just worked out,” Baker says. “You can’t expect to play a show and expect people to be excited. They might not be. You have to just love it [and] play for each other or yourself.” Kyle McCann from Tidal Horn, another of tonight’s acts, couldn’t agree more. He’s dripping with sweat near the door of the Central sometime after midnight. The excitement in his voice betrays a slight buzz. Missoulians are a tough sell, he says. “Nobody’s going to come out for you.” Tidal Horn’s shredded alongside a number of fellow hard rock bands over the past year. They were named best new band in the Indy’s Best of Missoula issue this summer. They have drawing

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power. But getting here wasn’t easy, McCann says. Landing an opening spot for Portland-based rockers Red Fang at the Palace in May took gumption. Tidal Horn knew the show’s booker, Colin Hickey, so, McCann says, they called and harassed him, begging for a chance. “If they know you’re hungry and they listen to you and know you play well, they’ll take a chance on you.” But getting local bookings really boils down to one tip, for McCann: Fill the room. Your friends need to show up—all of them. And they should be thirsty. “Bottom line is, the bars are trying to make money,” McCann says. “They aren’t going to book you if nobody shows.” McCann has more advice: Get out there. Play lots of free gigs. Have anyone and everyone vouch for you. If you’re playing rock ’n’ roll, accept that “sometimes you get paid, most of the time you get wasted.” Missoula is a tough town for musicians to break into. “You’re paying dues forever,” McCann says, his mustache curling above a grin. “FOR-EV-ER.”

an important point. “For me, patience is a gigantic thing,” he says. “Other musicians have come up to me and asked, ‘How do you get all these gigs?’ Well, I’ve been working the same market for 16 years, 17 years. Eventually you know what works and what doesn’t.” Catmull attributes some of his band’s success to the type of music they play. The group jokingly calls it “unpopular country,” a mix of rock and roots originals that draws bar patrons onto the dance floor. Their music appeals to a broad audience, Catmull says. Bars such as the Union Club assume the Clerics will pack the house. For heavier rock or indie music, he says, “You’ve got a longer road ahead of you.” Much of Catmull’s advice boils down to a point that almost could have come from a Dale Carnegie course:

to fill each night at the Badlander and the Palace. They have a list of tips for catching their attention. At the top is promising to fill the bar, and promote your show. That means making posters to hang around town and distributing handbills; in the age of hollow Facebook invites and tweets, the oldschool approach is all the more important, they think. “People try to make Facebook and social media this proxy,” Henry says. “But it’s really ephemeral, it’s very superficial. That simple act of having that flyer and being like, ‘Hey, will you come to my show tonight?’ means so much more than some random fucking Facebook invite.” Josh Vanek, the founder of Wantage Records and TotalFest, says that from the booking angle, Facebook is just a new tool, not the be-all, end-all of publicity.

thinks they’re worth a lot more than they bring in to the bar, we probably won’t do that again.” More than anything, though, accepting rejection and understanding the bottom line are biggies when playing the bars, according to the Badlander’s Hickey and Henry. They field a lot of requests from bands and musicians that are trying to get their feet in the door downtown. Hickey says he’s famous for writing short emails like “Sorry, no.” Aspiring bands should keep in mind that bookings “revolve around drink sales,” he says. “You can be the best band in the world, but we’re not running a nonprofit. We’ll spend a ton of time trying to cultivate you, but if nobody cares, what can we do?…No one likes your band, we can’t book you.

an event Avery threw together a few years back. Avery’s been pushing for a bigger stage here for years. If Sean Kelly’s had one, the bar might be known for more than its open mic and the odd folk band. They might be a venue for open mic performers to play on weekends. In fact, he’s talking to Will about putting together just such a show. “It’s important to advertise,” Avery says, thinking back on what he’s told aspiring musicians in the past. “It’s important for them to get on Facebook or whatever, hit up their friends that they’re playing someplace. Go to the U and hang up posters. Hit KBGA and the Trail, they’re good at advertising stuff. Get the word out. The more people hear your name, the more it generates curiosity.”

‘WE ARE BEER SALESMAN’ Tom Catmull untangles miles of equipment cords, plugging them into a PA system crowded into a dark corner of the Red Bird Wine Bar. His setup tonight is simple: a guitar and a stool. The Clerics—the three musicians who usually perform beside him at the Union Club, Hamilton’s Bitterroot brewery and scores of other venues—are absent. It’s a solo night tonight. Catmull turned up in Missoula in 1994, a Texas guitarist who’d been working and playing in Yellowstone National Park dormitories for years. He started picking at open mic nights at Maxwell’s, a now-defunct joint with plush couches that once occupied the current Badlander building. From there, he hooked up with a few musicians, including Broken Valley Roadshow fiddler Grace Decker, for an open mic appearance at the Top Hat. Steve Garr, the longtime Top Hat owner until his death in 2009, loved their roots sound so much he gave them a regular spot on Sunday nights. “That was my first gig,” Catmull recalls. “I couldn’t believe people were paying me to play music.” Catmull unravels the story over a beer and the din of a packed Red Bird. After the Top Hat, he gradually racked up steady gigs. He followed on the heels of his then-roommate in appearances first at the Old Post Pub, then at Shadows Keep. Only in 2002—after nearly a decade of playing local stages— was Catmull in a position to assemble his dream band, the Clerics, with Gibson Hartwell, John Sporman and Travis Yost. Catmull is one of the few musicians in Missoula who makes at least a portion of his living off steady gigs. The origins story, for him, is the long way of making

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“You try really hard not to be a dick,” he says. “You try to retain the gig. That’s a huge thing—not only getting it, but retaining it.” Colin Hickey, the Badlander’s booking agent, echoes Catmull. It isn’t enough for bands to just bring in crowds, Hickey says. Those crowds—and the bands—have to be manageable and respectful. Hickey remembers a motto he and his bandmates from the former local rock staple International Playboys used to have when touring: “Never complain.” Filling an 8:30 p.m. slot at a dead bar ahead of four other bands blows, Hickey says. You might only make $2. But if you smile, thank the bar and play your ass off, people will remember it when it comes time to book another show. “Next time, you’ll play third, you’ll make $30, you’ll still have a good time…Just don’t complain. You’re not Mick Jagger. You’re not the Strokes. Don’t expect the golden. You have to earn that shit.” Hickey works with Badlander coowner Chris Henry to determine how

“Why do people do things? Because they get asked. Facebook isn’t really asking.” Flexibility is a huge advantage, too. Greta Garr, a co-owner and booking agent for the Top Hat, says the odds of an up-and-coming band landing a bustling weekend gig are slim. The bar tries its best to showcase local talent, she says, and acts such as The Dodgy Mountain Men and Reverend Slanky have built solid followings among the Top Hat’s patrons. Taking an 8 p.m. spot ahead of several other bands might not sound like the limelight, but Garr says the willingness to start small leaves a good impression on the bar and opens the door for networking in the music scene. “You just have to put yourself out there,” Garr says. “Play the opening set, try to shake people’s hands, saying, ‘Hey, I’m a new musician’ or ‘We’re in a new band and we’d love to play with you guys some time.’” “Huge senses of entitlement” are a major turnoff for venues, Garr continues. The Top Hat works out its deals with each band differently. “If a band

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“It’s not like we’re assholes. There’s bills to pay. If no one shows up and we lose money, there’s not going to be a bar at some point.” Catmull reconciled himself to that bottom line years ago. That’s why the incessant chatter at the Red Bird during his set doesn’t seem to faze him. He keeps playing whether or not the room is attentive. “Tyler Roady from Cash for Junkers and I have this joke that we represent beer, cold beer,” he says. “We are beer salesman.”

PLEASE, NO GANJA Back at Sean Kelly’s, a young guy named Will is shredding on a vibrantly painted acoustic guitar. Mike Avery is grinning, playing with dials and strolling to the back of the room to check the sound. Will is one of the regulars here these days, and Avery totally digs his style, a mash-up of reggae and rock. Avery says Will’s playing the open mic at the University of Montana, too,

Avery didn’t have an open slot tonight when I showed up, but somebody canceled, so he squeezes me into the lineup for a quick three-song set. I play a couple of originals and an Old Crow Medicine Show cover. The crowd cheers a few times. I’m no David Grisman, I know; but it’s still nice to have written something that people appreciate. “It’s always good to put your art out there for other people,” Josh Vanek says. “But don’t worry about doing it on somebody else’s terms or having it validated by whatever bar has a lot of people on a Friday.” Playing for yourself, passing out handbills, starting small and paying your dues—that all sounds like great advice. But the question of how to get a gig is met all over town with a caveat: It’s rough. There are no promises. Booking gigs is “a real balance, a real politics game, because sometimes you don’t know who you’re dealing with,” says Catmull. “You don’t know whether they’re just not calling you back because


they’re somebody who does a lot of mushrooms in the afternoon or if they’re somebody who’s like, ‘I’m not going to call this guy back because I’m not that into him.’” Catmull again emphasizes that getting the gig is half the battle and that retaining it is just as important—which raises another important consideration: What would it take to get booted? Greta Garr recalls a Sublime cover band the Top Hat hosted once. The band had large bongs on stage. They were smoking weed and trash-talking the establishment. After a while, the bar had had enough. “We don’t ask for much,” Garr says. “But blatant disrespect? That’s not what we need our patrons to be hearing and seeing. It’s a representation of the place as a whole. “We don’t want people smoking ganja on stage.”

THE GOOD OLD DAYS “It’s not like it was at Jay’s, man.” John Fleming sorts through a stack of LPs at the front counter of his Higgins Av e n u e r e c o r d s h o p , E a r C a n d y . Fleming’s been in “about eight” local bands over the years, he explains. For a vet such as him, no discussion about the local music scene is complete without a nod to Jay’s Upstairs, formerly of West Front Street—especially when it comes to the subject of getting a gig. “You’d go into Jay’s and ask to see the book,” Fleming continues. “Robin [Dent] would pull out the damn book and you would flip through. ‘Oh, here’s an open day.’ Sign yourself up. It was that easy.” Eight years after it shut its doors for good, no one seems able to let go of Jay’s. Hickey still remembers the backlash when the bar charged a $5 cover for a show instead of the standard $3. “People walked up those stairs and they’re, like, ‘Five buuucks? Oh my gaawd.’” Its closure fueled an Independent feature story in 2003, and Missoulian arts writer Joe Nickell penned an online retrospective of Jay’s just last May. Fleming’s point is that getting a gig isn’t as easy as it used to be. “Unless you’ve got some sort of history from bands previous, I think it would be a struggle if you were a new band. I guess you’d have to play house parties and stuff like that…I don’t think you could just walk down to the Top Hat and say, ‘Hey, I want a show.’” Fleming has become a familiar musical face not just at the Badlander or the Top Hat but also at downtown festivals. He hit the local limelight with the Oblio Joes. These days he plays bass for the psychedelic pop group Secret Powers. It’s a future he’d never have pictured when he was playing garage rock with the Everyday Sinners and the Hellgate Stranglers. “Ten, 12 years ago, I never would have imagined I’d be playing the Garden City BrewFest and Downtown Tonight

and all that. Not until I joined the Oblio Joes did I play in a band that was able to get that kind of gig, and those are the best, man.” But without a readily accessible stage like Jay’s, it has become difficult to get the level of exposure that once put bands like the Oblio Joes on the tongues of locals. Jay’s was as much a practice space as a venue, Fleming says. And he spent multiple nights a week there watching other acts shred. Abe Coley tried his hand at filling that void. In December 2008, he rented an industrial space below the Zootown Arts Community Center and pondered turning it into a rock venue. The fire marshal deep-sixed the idea of any commercial venture, but he did say Coley could have parties. Coley asked how he could advertise such parties and was told social media and quarterpage handbills. No posters. No TV spots. No radio ads. “We’d talk about stuff on KBGA without saying where the place was,” Coley recalls. “‘If you like this band, if you like what you hear, call us up and we’ll tell you where it is.’ Or we’d say, ‘It’s at the mysterious place on the Northside we can’t talk about’—and they’d know exactly what we were talking about.” Coley called it the Basement. Booking was tricky for the first two months, but as bookers like Josh Vanek and Marty Hill lined up more shows, word of the Basement spread “like wildfire,” Coley says, adding that operating the space quickly became “effortless.” Coley soon began hearing from bands all over the states that were traveling through and wanted to play. But not the bars, they said. Someplace more underground. Someplace all-ages and thoroughly non-commercial.

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“As soon as we opened the doors, it was like a flood,” he says. Local acts like Mordecai, Victory Smokes, Birds Mile Home, The Reptile Dysfunction and Tidal Horn soon gravitated toward the house party vibe of the Basement. Coley calls it an “industrial fuck-around space” where bands could break stuff, “set shit on fire” and not worry about getting blacklisted from a bar. Coley says he partly looked to Jay’s for inspiration in setting up not only a music space but also a music scene. But as suc-

cessful as the Basement was, Coley eventually tired of being a landlord. He held one last bash with Mordecai, Bare Wires and a few other bands earlier this year. He says he let people smoke inside and that the show lasted until 3 a.m. “Went out with a bang. There was probably 150 people there.” The non-commercial void is still filled by a hodgepodge of other outlets around town, from the Z.A.C.C. to Zoo City Apparel to house shows at The Lab or the Spruce Street House. Vanek says Missoula has historically had a place that

nurtures an underground music scene. “It’s got to have a home…where you don’t need to make rent off your show. It’s just a house that expects you to help clean up beer cans.” At the bars, Henry and Hickey point out, bands don’t go to one another’s shows. Kyle McCann, of Tidal Horn, says getting gigs seems highly competitive at times, even between established acts. “There’s great local bands,” Hickey says, “but it’s not the bands, it’s the scene. A lot of guys won’t go out to see their friend’s band.” If bands went to one another’s shows more, as they did in the days of Jay’s, the issue of poor attendance might disappear. The Missoula scene would be revitalized. Venues could roll the dice more often on up-and-coming acts. Fleming considers the lack of a rock scene part of an interesting paradox. He estimates Missoula has between 30 and 40 rock bands, and there are more available venues downtown than when Jay’s was in business. So why aren’t more of these bands out at the shows? “It seems like a strange phenomenon that show attendance is going down when the number of bands is increasing.” Henry and Hickey feel partly responsible for nurturing and “churning” the local music community. They brainstorm ways to open doors for less experienced musicians. Could that mean an open mic like Sean Kelly’s at the Badlander, or a picking circle like the Top Hat’s? “I think it depends on the genre,” Henry says. “Because punk rock kids, I don’t want to hear them jam.” “That’s funny, actually,” Hickey says, running with the idea. “Punk rock picking circle. Wednesday night. That’s it!” asakariassen@missoulanews.com

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Hunting cultures, ancient and modern alike, are full of references to the heart being the first part of an animal to be consumed. To this day, many young hunters are encouraged to take a bite of the raw, bloody heart of their first kill, minutes after it goes down, as a rite of passage. Luckily, this wasn’t an issue my first time hunting because the bullet went straight through the heart, obliterating it. There are symbolic implications of the heart-first approach to eating animals, but there’s a practical reason as well. In the hours after a kill, when rigor mortis takes hold of the body’s red meat, the heart is easier to chew than skeletal muscle thanks to its finegrained tissue. This is why many hunters pack a mushroom soup base as heart seasoning. Others simply pan-fry the heart with salt and pepper. The heart is but one of many edible animal parts that are shunned from the typical modern table for no good reason. I’ve been chewing my way through a new book by Jennifer McLagan called Odd Bits (Ten Speed Press, 2011) that explores the often overlooked animal parts collectively referred to as offal. McLagan approaches the acquisition and preparation of these odd bits from the perspective of an urban chef with access to a butcher skilled in the ways of saving blood, cutting marrow bones and precooking a cow’s udder. I approach the odd bits from the perspective of a hunter who wants to use as much of the animal as possible. I’ve always saved the heart and liver because they’re the biggest and easiest organs to grab. I’ve never thought to dig out the tongues or look for the thymus gland—aka sweetbreads—when I shoot a young animal. As for that eight-pound liver I keep packing out, I’ve never found a way to make deer or elk liver palatable, the way beef or bird liver is. So even though I can’t bear to leave it behind, luckily for the dog I can’t bear to eat the liver either. “Try soaking it in milk,” McLagan told me when I called her to talk about Odd Bits. She also recommended confining strong-flavored liver to a single layer in a terrine. When cooking domestic animal liver on the pan for immediate consumption, McLagan boldly advises to err on the side of rare.

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But with hunting season just around the corner, heart cookery is a more immediate concern; marrow can wait until winter, when we crave it the most. On matters of the heart, McLagan’s book gives plenty of advice, from raw-heart tartar to its polar opposite: braised heart. With McLagan’s permission, I’ll share her recipe for Peruvian heart kebabs, which I made last night. In Peru this recipe is called anticuchos, a word of Quechua derivation that refers to skewers of meat, usually heart. If you’re using a wild game heart, make sure that the pericardium, the sturdy sack that encloses the heart, has been removed. Then trim away any tubes or fat from the heart that don’t look like good old-fashioned red meat. Her recipe calls for 13 ounces of trimmed beef heart. It seems like an odd quantity, but after I trimmed a deer heart from the freezer, that’s about how much meat I ended up with. Per her instructions, I cut the heart into three-quarter-inch cubes and placed them in a bowl. I then toasted a teaspoon of cumin seed in a dry frying pan until they were fragrant—about two minutes. I put the toasted seeds in a spice grinder with a teaspoon of Photo by Ari LeVaux salt and a half teaspoon of peppercorns, and ground it up. Then I added a tablespoon of chili powder (she calls for two serrano degree in charcuterie for that. Marrow fat, McLagan points out, is mostly unsat- chilies, which I didn’t have) and a big clove of garlic, urated—the good kind of fat—and marrow contains a and ground again. I transferred the mixture to a litany of important nutrients. Aboriginal societies small bowl and whisked in 3 tablespoons of red wine prized bone marrow for its life-sustaining properties, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then I poured and the flavor can reach such decadent heights that the mixture over the heart chunks and let it marinate Anthony Bourdain chose roasted bone marrow for for 24 hours. Deviating from McLagan’s instructions, I added his hypothetical last meal before the electric chair. As with heart, there is symbolism in marrow. It’s the some veggies to my skewers, along with the heart hardest part to reach and offers the richest reward. chunks, and cooked them under the broiler instead Sucking the marrow out of a bone is a metaphor for of on the grill. My family and I devoured those skewers like living life to the fullest. McLagan’s bone marrow and mushroom cus- ravens on a gut pile, and you can bet I’ll be packing tard, which I made with morels that I picked myself, some of that marinade, premixed, to hunting camp reminded me of a good pâté. Her breaded and pan- this year. And I’ll probably pack the ingredients for fried bone marrow disks—she calls them “extreme McLagan’s heart tartar recipe, too, just in case I get croutons”—are next on my list. And I know, as well the urge, at long last, to eat my heart raw. as Bourdain, the pleasures of roasted bone marrow. She’s partial to using a half-inch-thick slab of calf liver, and she watches it like a hawk as she cooks it. “Look at the top of the liver. When you see beads of blood forming, turn it. You have to be ready to eat it right away.” For those who don’t have skilled butchers or wild animals at their disposal, there’s always that crème de la crème of odd bits: bone marrow, which is available everywhere in the form of soup bones. The long bones are best for marrow and should be cut so the marrow is exposed at both ends. Don’t hesitate to ask the meat cutter at your local market to cut them for you—you don’t need an advanced

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ice cream. Drive thru or stay and enjoy your food in our outdoor seating area. Lunch and dinner, seven days a week. $-$$ Black Coffee Roasting Co. 1515 Wyoming St., Suite 200 541-3700 Black Coffee Roasting Company is located in the heart of Missoula. Our roastery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 2. In addition to fresh roasted coffee beans we offer a full service espresso bar, drip coffee, pour-overs and more. The suspension of coffee beans in water is our specialty. Blue Canyon Kitchen 3720 N. Reserve 541-BLUE (adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn) www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com We offer creatively-prepared American cooking served in the comfortable elegance of their lodge restaurant featuring unique dining rooms. Kick back in the Tavern; relish the cowboy chic and culinary creations in the great room; visit with the chefs and dine in the kitchen or enjoy the fresh air on the Outdoor Patio. Parties and special events can be enjoyed in the Bison Room. Winter Hours: 4pm - 9 pm Seven Days a Week. $$-$$$


the The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins • 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins 728-8780 Celebrating 39 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm Sun-Wed and 11am10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it's a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius.

Double Front Chicken 122 W. Alder 543-6264 Number of years ago Double Front was built, 101. Number of years its been cooking chicken, 75. Number if years in the Herndon family, 49. Always getting that perfect chicken dinner, timeless. Come find out why we are rule of the roost. Always the best, Double Front Chicken. $-$$ Family Dental Group Southgate Mall • 541-2886 What is 21st Century Dentistry? It is all about communication. Dentists now have digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that provide patients with virtually the same information the dentist has. Patients today are much more informed because they can see what their dentist sees. Once your dentist explains what you are looking at, your options make much more sense. Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula 424 N. Higgins • 542-3847 www.flbcofmissoula.com Known for their “Bar Burgers” a masterpiece of deliciousness; Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is unfiltered sophistication atop the skyline of Missoula Montana. Downtown or Uptown, any way you look at it, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is your best destination for great food, wine and spirits. Come on in and join us. We can't wait to see you. Cheers!!! $-$$ Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and an espresso bar till close. WE DELIVER On Campus & to the area between Beckwith, Higgins & 5th Street. Open Mon.-Thur. 7am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 7am4pm and Sun. 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 South 3rd West 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$

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HAPPIESTHOUR Draught Works run $4. Root beer is $2 and comes with free refills. Growlers cost $10.

Who you’re drinking with: It’s lunchtime, and a crowd of mostly 20-something men and women gather around Draught Works’ smooth, wooden bar celebrating the first hour of business at Missoula’s newest microbrewery. They talk about ale, schoolwork and getting sprayed with root beer at Insane Clown Posse’s Wilma show last week. What you’re drinking: The Clothing Optional Pale Ale is the first beer poured for Draught Works’ first customer, Zach Johnson. Brewery co-owner Paul Marshall, a Missoula native, says the “clothing optional” sign at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs inspired the name. Draught works also serves Gwin Du Welsh Style Stout and Scepter Head IPA. Two additional brews, the alt-style Shadow Caster and Quill Pig, a Czech pilsner, will be on tap soon. Draught Works also sells a dark and deliciously sweet root beer. Everything is brewed on premises. Pints of beer

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Ambiance: Red-brick walls reinforce Draught Works’ cozy neighborhood feel. The alehouse’s smooth wooden bar is made of salvaged larch logs that sank to the bottom of Flathead Lake while en route to a Somers sawmill 100 years ago. There’s a chalkboard that patrons are encouraged to draw on in the corner. Marshall, who has a seven-year-old, plans on bringing in toys for kids to play with, too.

How to find it: 915 Toole Ave., by North Dickens Street. It’s about three blocks north of St. Patrick Hospital, on Missoula’s Westside. —Jessica Mayrer Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

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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. We also offer catering. www.justinshobnobcafe.com MC/V $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Enjoy Happy Hour every afternoon from 4 to 7 pm on the Patio at Brooks and Browns. Microbrews or margaritas are $3.00 or enjoy a Micro pitcher with friends for $9.00. Our full menu runs the range from homemade Chips and Salsa up to a 16 oz. Ribeye steak with Bistro fries. You can bring your family, too. It’s a perfect spot to play Bocce or Croquet. Pastimes are family times, so enjoy time with yours in Bess Reed Park while we cook dinner for you. Brooks and Browns is the most peaceful patio in town. 200 S. Pattee Street, just off the Atrium at The Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch, healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Jazz Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. Late night happy hour 9-10pm. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $

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The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Oil & Vinegar Southgate Mall • 549-7800 Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sun. 11:00 AM6:00 PM. With a visit to Oil & Vinegar, you will discover an international selection of over 40 estate-produced oils & vinegars suspended in glass amphora-shaped containers on a dramatic backlit wall. Guests can sample the varieties and select from various shapes & sizes of bottles to have filled with an “ontap” product of choice. Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$.

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Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, trout, fresh fish daily, delicious salads and appetizers. Breads and desserts baked in house. Three course bistro menu with wine $30, Tues. Wed. Thurs. nights, November through March. Extensive wine list, 18 wines by the glass, local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the warm and inviting dining areas. Go to our website Pearlcafe.us to check out nightly specials and bistro menus, make reservations or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway • 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. Pita Pit 130 North Higgins Avenue 541-PITA (7482) • pitapitusa.com Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try our Chicken Caesar, Gyro, Philly Steak, Breakfast Pita, or Vegetarian Falafel to name just a few. For your convenience we are open until 3am 7 nights a week. Call if you need us to deliver! SA WAD DEE 221 W. Broadway • 543-9966 Sa-Wa-Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors-no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisines. Now serving Beer and Wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins 327-8929 Stop in when you’re in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right. Home of the Famous Fish Taco. Crowned Missoulas best lunch for under $6. Mon-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 • www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Uptown Diner 120 N. Higgins 542-2449 Step into the past at this 50's style downtown diner. Breakfast is served all day. Daily Lunch Specials. All Soups, including our famous Tomato Soup, are made from scratch. Voted best milkshakes in Missoula for 14 straight years. Great Food, Great Service, Great Fun!! Sun Wed 8-3pm, Thurs - Sat 8-8pm $-$$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$ YoWaffle Yogurt 216 W. Main St. • 543-6072 (Between Thai Spicy and The Shack) www.yowaffle.com YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery that offers 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, as well as gluten free cones and waffles, coffee and a selection of cold beverages. Build it your “weigh” at 42 cents per oz. for most items. Open 7 days a week. SunThurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to Midnight, Sat. 10 AM to Midnight. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards and gift cards available. UMONEY accepted. Like us on facebook.

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Come hear the CSK tribe’s Natural Resource Specialist Germaine White speak on “Bull Trout’s Gift: Bull Trout, Tribal People and the Jocko River,” in the Law Building Room 101. UM Campus. Free. Learn about Southwest Asia while eating a sandwich you brought in a bag during the Brown Bag series, noon to 1 PM in Stone Hall, Room 303 on the UM Campus, with Charlene Campbell’s talk Dancing on the Middle Ground of the Balkans. Free. The Destination Missoula Board of Directors will meet in MSO HUB conference room, second floor, 101 E. Main. 3-5 PM.

nightlife The Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St. in Hamilton, presents a Fellowship Club meeting featuring a talk on Catherine Ponder’s book, The Healing Secrets of the Ages, 6–7:30 PM in the west meeting room of the library. Free. Call 363-1670. A guitar and his man, John Floridis, takes the stage from 6–8:30 PM at Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton. Free. A wide-array of artists, such as Monte Dollack and Christina Welch hang out with the nice folks at the Village Senior Residence Center for an art and wine event. 6:30– 9 PM. The local Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) are meeting for a talk called, Nature Connection, Personal Well-being and Culture Repair. 7 PM at the Bohemian Grange, 125 Blanchard Lake Rd. in Whitefish. Call 862–7711. Fight the power/give peace a chance at the Fall 2011 Peace & Justice Film Series, which brings you a new rabble rousing film every Thu. This week see Mother: Caring for 7 Billion in the Gallagher Building, Rm. 123, starting at 7 PM. Donation based and open to the public.

Contemplating the corner. One-man-band Zach Deputy brings his South Carolina acoustic, soul and funk to the Top Hat Wed., Oct. 19, at 10 PM. $10/$7 advance at Ear Candy and seafarerentertainment.com.

The Missoula Public Library Foundation looks into its tea leaves to devine The Future of Books. MPL, 2nd floor. 7-8 PM. Free. Hard to believe this is real, but it is. Three separate expeditions of the Orange River in Africa

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SPOTLIGHT

back in orbit The Sputniks were a punk rock band who played at the famed Jay’s Upstairs in the mid-’90s and went on tour in 1998. That tour was documented by Bill Finnegan in a 10-page spread of the November 16 issue of The New Yorker, when he followed the band around as they slept on floors and ate mustard sandwiches between late night shows. For some of us who went to those Jay’s shows on a regular basis, the band was a major piece of our life soundtrack. It’s heavy bass and sing-along choruses marked a certain defiance that wasn’t New York or Boston or Austin or any other place but Montana. Communist allusions abound in these super-fast and angsty tunes, like “20 Minutes

WHAT: The Sputniks reunion show, with Total Combined Weight, Bird’s Mile Home and DJ Monty Carlo spining post-show tunes WHEN: Sat., Oct. 15, at 9 PM WHERE: Palace HOW MUCH: Free, with donations for the soundman

to the Year 2000:” “Dig it, baby, there’s a red star rising/ Launch a rocket on diesel power/ The workers’ state will be built in space/ From parts we stole down in Mexico.” I recently listened to Kelly Ell’s Big Sky Subrosa podcast about the Sputniks, and he describes a Sputniks show perfect. Bassist Zach Dundas stood like he was doing the splits, screaming his head off. His brother, Chad Dundas, dominated the drums like he was in a seizure—eyes rolling back, mouth wide open. Grady Gadbow (cousin of the Dundas brothers) played guitar and sang “Goin down to the strip/gonna kick some

are channeled in this presentation by international adventure guide Mandela van Eeden, 7–9 PM at McGill Hall, Room 210 on the UM Campus. Free. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson begins with sign ups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free. E-mail Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com. Rhymesayers recording artists Grieves and Budo will be microphone checkin’ at the Top Hat, 8 PM. $14/$12 advance. Hold onto your trucker hats Missoula, ‘cause the Badlander’s got a new dance party in town. It’s called Prehab, and it’s bound to make you go bonkers on the dancefloor with sets of hip hop and

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ass/Don’t know where I’m goin’/ but I’m goin’ pretty goddamned fast!” Richie Rowe played guitar. All of them yelled “Don’t fuck with the syndicate.” But I’m a sucker for the clap-happy “Inhibitions,” with its fake-out ending and gang vocals of “Hey hey!” as Grady sings “Fade away! Fade away!” You missed it? Do you feel a void in your heart? Well, you can catch the reunion show this week when the band plays the Palace in celebration of Indy calendar editor Jason McMackin’s and Indy contributor Ali Gadbow’s wedding reception (sorry, ladies and gents, these two are now off the market), which they’ve kindly opened to the public. Zach Dundas wrote me by email to say that Grady is quickly re-teaching him the songs for the “10,000th” time. He recalls the old days fondly, when, whether there were 20 people or 200 people at Jay’s, the Sputniks played hard and fast and almost always broke something. “I miss everything about being in the band, except my own lack of ability,” Zach wrote. “I wish we’d had the recording and distribution technology that indie bands have now. On the other hand, we probably would have documented a lot of songs better forgotten.” Somehow, that seems doubtful.

electronic music from local Djs Kris Moon, Vyces and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells & $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight. $2, or free with a promo coupon. The Calemandar will be hosting trivia night at The Central Bar and Grill. Fact: it will be the kind grind, brah. 9 PM. Free. Dude, no way, Party Trained is planning on just being themselves at the Sunrise Saloon. 9 PM. In a non-surprise, Jagermeister presents the Blackout America 2011 tour, featuring Rattlehead and Kaustik. This is some legit metal coming to the Dark Horse, people. Check it out and quit your belly-achin’ about metal never coming to MSO. 9 PM. Free. No spooky doughnuts but plenty of Voodoo Horseshoes down at Union Club, 9:30 PM. Free. Nate Hegyi, lead singer/song-

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writer of Wartime Blues, keeps the folk and Americana flowing freely when he plays Thu. at the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., at 10 PM. Free. Things have changed and so can you! Check out Dead Hipster Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com.

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Hey there Handy Dandy’s, get your applications in for the MADE Fair by today if you want to sell your wares to us not-so-talented losers. missoulamade fair.com/apply.


Ready! Set! Play! utilizes Montana’s Early Learning Guidelines at the Local Living Family Center to help parents & caregivers learn ways to support children’s learning through fun and interactive activities. Facilitated by Allison Dunne. 5501 US HWY 93, Ste. 3. 10:30–12. For children ages 2-5. Free.

nightlife Trent Atkins will not be performing “Honky Tonk Ba-donk-a-donk” at the Ten Spoon Vineyard, not that we know of anyway. Free. Come see Proof, a drama about the mathematics of mathematics and of love performed by the Bigfork Community Players, at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM. Sunday, 2 PM. $15 non-members/$10 members and 65 plus/$5 12 and under. Tickets available at Kalispell Grand hotel, Sliter’s in Somers, Bigfork Drug and at the door. If you have ever wanted to join the Montana Natural History Center now is the time, as they are h a v i n g t h e i r a n n u a l Fa l l Celebration, Dinner and Auction, with exciting raffles and deliciosu dinner for the wicked good price of $50, which includes an annual membership. Double Tree Inn. 5–9 PM. RSVP at 327-0405. It’s the ZACC’s 4th birthday and there is tons of happenings, including the Second Friday Reception, featuring Vicky johnson, Barb B u s h a n d M . Vo e r m a n s . 5:30–8:30 PM. Visit zootown arts.org for more info on the sweet birthday happenings at the ZACC. Bring the kids with you for the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Fridays at 6 PM, artists TBA. Free. Can Missoula supply Flathead Lake Brewing Co. with fifty beer and food

enthusiasts for their Fall Brewer’s Dinner? If you’d like to show how enthusiastic you are, plunk down $68 for four courses paired with the perfect FLBC beverage. Dude, that includes gratuity! 425 N. Higgins. Call Nicole at 542-3847. The UM Creative Writing Program would love for you to come hear fine fresh fellow Zachary Lazar read prose at the Dell Brown Room in Turner Hall. 7 PM. Free and open to the public. Good evening! Whitefish Theatre Co. presents the slapstick, Hitchcock spy spoof The 39 Steps, Oct. 6–8 and 14–15 at 7:30 PM, plus 4 PM shows on Oct. 9 and 16th. Tickets are $8 on Oct. 6 and otherwise $18 adults/$14 seniors/$8 students, all at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Call the boxoffice at 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org. I spy with my little eye that the play Something’s Afoot! will be performed at the Stevensville Playhouse for the first three weekends in October, Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM and Sun. at 2 PM. Call 7772722. 319 Main St. in Stevensville. Leave your sex-a-riffic hazmat suit at home and bundle up in your sexiest best dressed self when the Palace hosts Youphoric Nights XI, a dance party featuring electro house, tech house and other styles by Chicago’s Lucky Date, plus sets by locals DJ Coma and Vyces, at 8 PM. $15, with a $5 surcharge for those ages 18-20, with tickets at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s. There will also be a small set of $15 pre-sale tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/198264 . Oh yeah, and dressing up sexy is encouraged. Fishbowl Friday at the Lucky Strike Sports Bar in the Five Valley Bowling Center will give you the courage to get your Karaoke on with Kaleidoscope. 8 PM to Close.

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Missoula rock bands sent from the Planet Rawk, Airstream Safari, Sick Kids XOXO and Modality, will land at the Badlander for a probing time. 21 plus. 9 PM. $5. Get your fix of raucous, live and local music this and every Friday night at the Union Club, this week with Chele Bandulu, starting at 9:30 PM and always free. Noise Noise Noise headlines a punk rock and roll show at the ZACC with assistance from the delightful Goddammitboyhowdy and the purr-fectly named Cat Heaven. 235 N. 1st W. All Ages. $5.

I dare you to sing anything off George Harrison’s album Dark Horse at the Dark Horse karaoke night. 9:30. Free. The Duke boys are always headed to the county line to escape Rosco P. Coltrane’s abuses of Georgia law, I suggest you head to the Sunrise Saloon to see County Line and find out what the fuss is all about. 9:30 PM. Free. He lives to spin: DJ Dubwise just can’t stop the dance tracks once they start at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

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place beneath the Higgins Ave. bridge, and to the Missoula Farmers’ Market (missoulafarmersmarket.com), which opens at 8:30 at the north end of Higgins Avenue. If you’re after non-edibles, check out East Pine Street’s Missoula Saturday Market (missoulasaturdaymarket.org), which runs 9 AM–1 PM. Free to spectate, and often to sample. I’m sayin’ it, peoples. It is time to begin your Christmas shopping. I for one intend to find me some crafts, treasures and baked goods down at the Stevensville United Methodist Women’s Fall Bazaar. Not good enough for you? There is also treats and, wait for it, Pie Lunch! Call Carole at 777-0018. Things that rule: Egypt. Your whole weekend can rule if you attend archeologist Donald Ryan’s twoday Egyptology Workshop at the Gallagher Business Building, room 10 6 . We ’ r e t a l k i n g i n t r o t o Egyptology, a survey of history, daily life, language and writing, and views of the afterlife. Egypt, all day for two days. Sweet. Call 243-2450 for more information. Not many classes ask you to bring your own latex gloves on the first day but the Basic Intaglio Printmaking course at the MAM would like you to bring those and a

creative spirit, too. This two-day course is $75 for non-members and $67.50 for members. 334 N. Pattee St. missoulartmuseum.org. Kids’ Vibration Music is a rhythm, dance and singing program for kids of all ages, held at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main. 11–11:45 AM. $5–20 suggested donation. Star soprano Anna Netrebko takes on the legendary title role in Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece based on the final tragic days of Anne Boleyn. The 11 AM show of Anna Bolena kicks off the Met: Live At the Roxy 2011-2012 series at the Roxy Theater. $20/$18 seniors/$15 for new students. More Ansel, More Adams! Special tours of this iconic photographer’s exhibit now showing at the MAM, given daily by a curator or photographer who knows her stuff. Noon, daily. Free. Occupy Missoula Art Jam is open to all artists who have something to add to the conversation. Open mic slam at 1 PM. Missoula County Courthouse lawn. Noon-3 PM. Free. MUD wants to keep you warm, all, night, long, baby, at their DIY Home Weatherization Workshop held at MUD headquarters. 629 Phillips Ave. $20 non-members/$10 members. Call 721-7513 to register. Strap on the ‘tude bros, Do the Dew and learn to maximize your savings, at the Local Living Family Center when they host Extreme Couponing. 5501 Hwy 93 Ste. 3. 1–3 PM. Free Hey Rube, you ever learn to use that GPS mee-maw got you last Christmas? Of course you didn’t. No sweat, the fine folks at the Lone Pine State Park up in Kalispell have a GPS workshop scheduled for you and anyone else confounded by them contraptions. Call 7552706 to register.

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Come see Proof, a drama about the mathematics of mathematics and of love performed by the Bigfork Community Players, at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM. Sunday, 2 PM. $15 non-members/$10 members and 65 plus/$5 12 and under. Tickets Kalispell Grand hotel, Sliter’s in Somers and Bigfork Drug or at the door. Two great tastes that go great together, casinos and cardiac care research fundraisers, right? No matter, the gals at the Alpha Phi sorority are holding a fundraiser for cardiac care with casino games, food, music and a silent auction at The Mezzanine in Montana Harley Davidson. 5106 E. Harrier Rd. ???. $45 Single/ $70 per couple/$25 UM students. Call (503) 956-1628. Beer is made from water and fairy dust so it is important that we sup-

port the Watershed Education Network’s Pint Night at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. After 5 PM, one dollar from each pint goes to WEN’s river education field programs. Snag a raffle ticket too for chance at some dope outdoor gear. montanawatershed.org. How rad is Noise Noise Noise? Well along with their rock and roll bros. Big Kids, Candy Land Liberation Front, The Reptile Dysfunction and Spencer, they are gonna play an early show at Zoo City Apparel. Now you old people don’t have to stay out late and you young rockers can head over to the Sputnik’s reunion at The Palace. We heart everyone involved in this endeavor. 139 E. Main St. 5–9 PM. $5. Bulls, Blues and Brews sounds like my first night on the U.S.S. Kittyhawk; fortunately, it ain’t. Instead, it’s a fundraiser at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts held by the UM Environmental Law Group to promote laws to protect Montana’s environment. Silent auction, music, beer and wine. You know, fundraiser stuff. 21 plus. 6 PM. 200 N. Adams St. $10. Bluegrass with Pinegrass at the Bitter Root Brewery. 6–8:30 PM. Free. I like stuff that says what it is in the title, such as Miracle Whip and the movie Runaway Bride, so I’m superstoked for The Ann and Teresa and Ann “Comedy in Nude Body Suits” Show at the Downtown Dance Collective. Doors at 7 PM. $12 at the door/$10 adv. For this Walk by the Light of the Moon Series - at the Larry Creek Group Camp, in the Bitterroot National Forest. Sit around a campfire to hear historical Bitterroot Valley ghosts share stories of their lives and untimely deaths. 7–8:30 PM. Free. For more information visit fs.usda.gov/bitterroot and click on “Learning Center”. Good evening! Whitefish Theatre Co. presents the slapstick, Hitchcock spy spoof The 39 Steps, Oct. 6–8 and 14–15 at 7:30 PM, plus 4 PM shows on Oct. 9 and 16th. Tickets are $8 on Oct. 6 and otherwise $18 adults/$14 seniors/$8 students, all at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Call the boxoffice at 862-5371 or visit whitefishtheatreco.org. Flail about with grace at the Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances, with a workshop at 7:30 PM followed by the dance from 8–11 at the Union Hall, 208 E. Main St., upstairs. $8/$6 MFS members. Visit missoulafolk.org. A mesmerizing drama about compassion, exploitation and redemption awaits you when UM presents The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Oct. 11-14 at 7:30 PM in the Montana Theatre, PARTV Center. $20/$16 seniors & students. Visit umtheatredance.org.


I spy with my little eye that the play Something’s Afoot! will be performed at the Stevensville Playhouse for the first three weekends in October, Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM and Sun. at 2 PM. Call 777-2722. 319 Main St. in Stevensville. Get an early start on the winter dancing season with some Salsa and Latin dancing at the Elks Club this includes a lesson, which I know you need. 8:30 PM. 18 plus. $7. Kris Moon and the irrepressible Monty Carlo guarantee to keep you dancing to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bassheavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. two-for-one Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. Swig drinks while listening to oldschool rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Takeover!, which features “drinkin’ music” DJ’d by the Dead Hipster DJs starting at 9 PM at the Central Bar & Grill, 143 W. Broadway St. Includes drink specials and photos with Abi Halland. Free. Get out of Missoula for a second at the Lumberjack Saloon for a free night of music and dancing, this week with Blue Collar. Show starts at 9 PM, and there are cabins for rent and a shuttle bus available. Call 273-6264.

For those about to head to The Dark Horse, The Fail Safe Project out of Spokane and locals High Voltage and The Balboas salute you. 21 plus. 9 PM. $5. Whaa, when I visited my cousin in Some Place Else, the clubs were off the chain but not here. I’m so sad. Well chin-up buttercup, big city cash maker MartyParty is coming to MSO to throw it down and make you dance at the Top Hat, so get over yourself and go have fun, Judy. 9 PM. 18 plus. $12/$10 adv. The Mark Duboise Band is gonna be doin’ work at the Lumberjack Saloon, son. Hop on the shuttle bus and join them. 9 PM. Free. Holy jumping up and down Martha, for one night only Missoula’s very own punk rock music legends the Sputniks are returning from a mission to debilitate fascist regimes and oligarchies. To help them fend off any fascist sympathizers will be local fat boys Total Combined Weight and the hungry for more cake, Bird’s Mile Home. DJ Monty Carlo will be killing it like Wayne Nance at the post-party. Fact: this show will be begin at 9:30 and be over before you know it. The Palace Lounge. 21 plus. Free, donations to keep the soundman in sleeveless black t-shirts appreciated. (See Spotlight in this issue). Fill your Saturday nights with live

and local music, this week with Cash for Junkers, 9:30 PM at Union Club. Free. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

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Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room and work on your elk camp locution at the Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters. All are invited. 12–1. 5205 Grant Creek Dr. Free. The Red Cross wants to get your blood before the vampires do. Schedule an appointment to give blood at the front desk of Jesse Hall on the UM campus. 12–4 PM. The CINE IFF wants you to be as subversive as you are artistic when it presents Cinematography & Still Photography: How Images Can Drive an Audience or Influence Governmental Policy. Roxy Theatre. 2:30–4 PM. Free. Come give blood at the First Lutheran Church from 3–6 PM. To schedule an appointment call 5284473. Take care of yourself whilst taking care of others on the third Tue. of every month when Missoula Aging Services hosts a Caregiver Support Group, 4–5 PM at 337 Stephens Ave. Free.

Go with the jam when The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others, from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949. We can do it! This and every Sun. through October, come to Ladies’ Night at Freecycles from 2–6 PM to learn to build and fix bikes plus hang out with other chicks, 732 S. First St. W. More urban trails means a better city, so come check out the newest bit of the Milwaukee Trail between Russell and Reserve. Tom Catmull and Monte will be on hand to christen the trail. (However, Monte will not be replacing the Clerics.) 3 PM with a 4 PM bike ride on the newly minted stretch. Call 207-1277 for more information.

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Call Forward Montana Preview Party and Benefit being at 542-8683 for more info. held at a private residence in Tarkio. $50. Call “dirty saloon jazz” or “modern speakeasy plays at 6:30 PM. Missoula Public Library. Free. music” with songs about gambling, murder, 728–9380. Reading and Discussing with poet Michael Let someone else do the dishes this and prostitution, booze, etc. Czarnecki at Fact and Fiction, 220 N. Higgins every week for the Tuesday Night “Early” Football Sunday at the Lucky Strike Dinner at the Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St., Step away from smoking that lac resin and Ave. 7 PM. Free. Casino is for lovers of the following: 22 TVs, 5:30 to 7 PM for $9 ($14.95 on the last Tues. don’t slack on seeing Shellac, a noise rock trio $13 domestic pitchers with a pizza or Karen Coates, a freelance journalist who wings and karaoke at 10:30 PM, in case ten out of Chicago that’s headed up by former spent more than a dozen years reporting from of the month for prime rib). Membership not hours of football wasn’t enough action for Missoulian Steve Albini (who you might know Southeast Asia, will deliver The University of required. Call 549-05423 by noon on Mon. to from his work as a studio engineer on album’s Montana’s T. Anthony Pollner Lecture at 7 make reservations. you. like Nirvana’s “In Utero,” as well as his work p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the University Cancer, Courage and Creativity is an eightI spy with my little eye that the play heading up the seminal post-punk band Big Center Theater. Free and open to the week workshop for men and women experiSomething’s Afoot! will be performed at Black), when it stops by to slay us with its dis- public. encing the effects of cancer, 5:30–7:30 PM the Stevensville Playhouse for the first 3 tinct brand of noise rock at 9 PM. Cellist this and every Thu. at the Living Art Studio, weekends in October, Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM Helen Money opens. $10 at the door, $8 Get some much needed spiritual guidance at 725 W. Alder #17. Free. Call 549-5329. and Sun. at 2 PM. Call 777-2722. 319 Main advance at Ear Candy Music/$9 advance with Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in St. in Stevensville. a credit card at Ear Candy. (see Scope this Hamilton, during their Spiritual Discussion There’s a new sheriff in town, but he has no Group, this Monday with Star Jamison. Call judicial authority, he just loves to rock. The You’ll probably like Chamberlin if you like issue) Tuesday Night Open Mic/Jam Night is now 363-2939 with questions. Band of Horses, but don’t let me tell you at the Lucky strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn what to think Go see the Vermont based So you think you can fill in the blank? Prove it Ave, hosted by Louie Bond, Teri Llovet and the indie act at the Top Hat at 10 PM. $8. at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night this and UFOkies. Sign up is at 6 PM and music goes every Monday at 8:30 PM. Call 542-1471 Good evening! Whitefish Theatre Co. presents 7–10 PM. after 10 AM on Monday to sign up. the slapstick, Hitchcock spy spoof The 39 The Northern Rockies Rising Tide has Steps, Oct. 6–8 and 14–15 at 7:30 PM, plus SIN (Service Industry Night) happens on weekly meetings this and every Tue. at 4 PM shows on Oct. 9 and 16th. Tickets are Mondays, featuring extra super drink specials Freecycles, 732 S. First St. W. (at 6 PM), where $8 on Oct. 6 and otherwise $18 adults/$14 for service industry folks. Bring your iPod and seniors/$8 students, all at the O’Shaughnessy Om man, you can get your meditation we’ll play your music. Badlander. Every participants fight climate change through grassroots resistance. Center, 1 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Call the skills to the next level with meditation train- Monday 9 PM-close. Free. boxoffice at 862-5371 or visit whitefishthe- ing at Ruby’s Inn from Oct. 17–21st. $900. Aim your sights on the eight ball when the atreco.org. 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YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indianled talking circle is also available, along with children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. Escape to reality at the CINE IFF’s Big OIl, Megaloads & the Tar Sands: OIl Demands versus Environmental Disaster with roundtable discussion and screenings of Spoil and Big Rigs. Roxy Theater. 6:30 PM. wildlifefilms.org. Open bluegrass jam for pickers, grinners and beginners alike at the Hangin’ Art Gallery and Coffee House in Arlee. 7 PM. Free. The Montana Wilderness Association’s Shining Mountain Chapter presents a talk by the wonderfully named Holly Baker on the proposed public land protections for the Rocky Mountain Front. This sounds sweet, more wilderness and less roads. 7 PM, Missoula Public Library. Free. Fact and Fiction. Neil McMahon reading and signing L.A. Mental. 220 N. Higgins Ave. 7 PM. Free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. Ready? What was Charlie Brown’s father’s vocation? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) Heavens to Murgatrod, people, 907 Britt is not an address! She’ll be performing polite music for polite company at the Flathead Valley Brewing Co. at 8 PM. Free. Be an irie queen or king in the company of some heady mix masters when the Palace presents Royal Reggae Night, featuring DJs Supa J, General Smiley and Green spinning reggae, dancehall and hip hop remixes, starting at 9 PM. Free, with free pool. Mah Gawd, Gorilla, it’s the Zoo Town Acoustic Throwdown at the Top Hat with Javier Ryan showcasing MSO’s songwriting talent. 9 PM. Free. Can you say blast off? The Lucky Strike has $3 Fireball shots, $2 domestic beers and $1 shots. The only logical landing is Planet Karaoke. 9 PM to close. You can bet there will be no aural strings attached when local stomp rock musician Matt Hassler plays with a TBA opener during the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, with doors at 9 PM and the show at 10 PM. Free.

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Put on your helmet before you ride. Do it. You don’t have one? No worries, St. Pat’s Trauma Services will sell you a good one cheap for biking, skiing, skateboarding. Protect your egg. 11-2. Call 329-5660. The Bigfork Knights of Columbus would love for you to donate blood from 11:30–4:30 PM. Feed your gut and your brain at the Brown Bag Lecture Series. This week’s topic is Water Sector Reforms in India: The Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Water Justice. Dr. K.J. Joy. Noon will attend. Mansfield Center Conference Room, UM LIbrary. Free. Art heals at Living Art of Montana’s third Wednesday of Every month’s workshop, Creative Connections for Cancer Survivors, 12–1:30 PM at the Living Art Studio, 725 W. Alder, #17. Free. Call 549-5329. The University of Montana’s Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program will host an annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 19. This year’s event will feature a keynote address by author K.J. Joy called “Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making,” based on his 2009 book of the same title. UM Campus, Payne Family Native American Center, Rm. 103. 4:30 PM. Free.

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Tickets available at GrizTix locations or at summitforparkinsons.org This go-round the MAM would like you to come inside for the Artini talk, Outsider, a look at the art of Alva Gene Dexhimer with curator Stephen Glueckert. 335 N. Pattee St. Free. We’ll let the title of this month’s World Affairs Council discussion by Brian Michael Till do the heavy lifting–Conversations with Power: What Great Presidents and Prime Ministers Teach Us About Leadership. 6 PM. 314 N. Higgins Ave. $5 for WAC members, $10 for non-members, free for diplomat members. The Discount Quartet does their thing at the Bitter Root Brewery. Their thing? Jazz and improv, yo. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson begins with sign ups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free. E-mail Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com. Hold onto your trucker hats Missoula, ‘cause the Badlander’s got a new dance party in town. It’s called Prehab, and it’s bound to make you go bonkers on the dancefloor with sets of hip hop and electronic music from local Djs Kris Moon, Vyces and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells & $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight, starting at 9 PM. $2, or free with a promo coupon. I saw the northern lights once in New Mexico, but you can see the band Northern Lights at the Sunrise Saloon at 9 PM. It’s a way shorter drive. Free. Don’t expect a bleeding hearts beer club, but do expect emotionally endearing indie folk tunes, when Portland, Ore., duo John Heart Jackie plays with locals Bittercrane at The Palace. 9 PM. Cost TBA. Seriously, Rockin’ Karaoke at the Dark Horse? Bring your best Klaus Meine impression, Judy. 9:30 PM. Free. He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free. Things have changed and so can you! Check out Dead Hipster Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. Leave the plow at home, Jesse, and let the Josh Farmer Band and plowmate Off in the Woods plant some soul/jazz/pop/piano in your dirty old ears down at the Top Hat, 10:30 PM. $2. Dudes, it’s me, The Calemandar, taking over for Molly Llama. Thanks, Ms. Llama! Watch out for radon in your house and grizzly bears in the woods and give blood for crying out loud in the night. Please send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Oct. 14 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternatively, snail mail your events to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax 543-4367. Find me also on twitter.com/#!/8DaysMissoula. Finally, you can submit things online in the arts section of our website. Scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says “submit an event.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH I might not speak the Spanish so good, but let me say the word on the street is that the epic, puff-puff, gnar-gnar, atmospheric phenomenon known as La Niña will be sticking around for the 2011/12 snow sports season. If that isn’t enough to get you to grab your boards and wax them in the living room immediately, perhaps the screening of the latest ski flick by Poor Boyz Production, The Grand Bizarre, as well as Oakley’s The Ordinary Skier will not only whet your appetite for tasty-tasties but give you some real meat to chew on. Bizarre follows fancy-pants skiers all over the world, through ridiculous half-pipes and bloody rail slides and down the steep-and-deeps of big mountain chutes. This is one of those movies that

benefits from advancements in camera technology. The thing is just beautiful to look at, with epic landscape shots taken from helicopters and welllit nighttime shenanigans. Skier, however, is a bit out of the ordinary as far as ski movies go. It follows pro Seth Morrison around Europe over the course of a couple years of little or no snow. The movie shows us little people that being a pro skier ain’t all hot tub parties and the kind-grind. Sure it isn’t, Seth. —Jason McMackin The Grand Bizarre and The Ordinary Skier show at the Wilma Theatre, Thursday, October 13th at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 general admission and are available at Backcountry Freeskier.

Photo by Chad Harder

THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 The local Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is meeting for a talk called Nature Connection, Personal Wellbeing and Culture Repair 7 PM at the Bohemian Grange, 125 Blanchard Lake Rd. in Whitefish. Call 862–7711.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 Mack Days continue to haul in the fun and the fish Fri.–Sun. up at Flathead Lake. Catch some Lake Trout. Win money. Duh. mackdays.com

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 In conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Five Valleys Archery Club is holding an Archery for Amateurs day, with an introduction to basics, bow-hunting etiquette and elk ecology. 7752 Lower Miller Creek Rd. Free. Hey Rube, you ever learn to use that GPS meemaw got you last Christmas? Of course you didn’t. No sweat, the fine folks at the Lone Pine State Park up in Kalispell have a GPS workshop scheduled for you and anyone else confounded by them contraptions. Call 755-2706 to register. Bulls, Blues, and Brews sounds like my first night on the U.S.S. Kittyhawk; fortunately, it ain’t. Instead, it’s a fundraiser at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts held by the UM Environmental Law Group to promote laws to protect Montana’s environment. Silent auction, music, beer and wine. You know, fundraiser stuff. 21 plus. 6 PM. 200 N. Adams St. $10. The Walk by the Light of the Moon Series at the Larry Creek Group Camp, Bitterroot National Forest puts you around a campfire to hear historical Bitterroot Valley ghosts share stories of their lives and untimely deaths. 7–8:30 PM. Free. For more information visit fs.usda.gov/bitterroot and click on “Learning Center”.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16 It’s fall, y’all, so go look at some pretty scenery in a short but steep 2 1/2 mile hike to Glen Lake offered by TRM. Call Steve at 721-4686.

We can do it! This and every Sun. through October, come to Ladies’ Night at Freecycles from 2–6 PM to learn to build and fix bikes plus hang out with other chicks, 732 S. First St. W.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 I bet you don’t know what cyclocross is, right? Well, come watch some skinny dudes and ladies pedal bikes with skinny tires over and around some obstacles, some mud and some other competitors out at Fort Missoula. Better yet, participate. Start time, 5:45 PM. $6 per race. USA Cycling license required. montanacycling.org.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 10 Mountains 10 Years is a climbing documentary screening at the Wilma. Proceeds will help raise funds for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. (The Holiday Inn is hosting a pre-party.) $15. Tickets available at GrizTix locations or at summitforparkinsons.org Camp Skip Out is exactly what it says it is. Kalispell kids can fool around at the pool or go bowling and, most importantly, play corn bingo from 7:30–5:30 Thurs. and Fri. $25 per day/$20 w/resident card. Call 758-7975. Oh, you don’t know how to make a tiara out of the natural materials in the garden? No big D, head on over to the Woodland Fairy and Elf Costume Workshop underneath the big silver water tower at Fort Missoula. Bring the kids or don’t. I know you. I know how you are. You want your own tiara. (Supplies are $5). Please register at montananaturalist.org. Like it or not winter is coming (like it), so you newbie bicycle commuters may want to go to REI’s Basics of Cold Weather Commuting class and get the low down on staying comfy and smug as you pedal to and from work each day. 6:30–8 PM. Free. calendar@missoulanews.com

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From Hellgate to Shellac Music provocateur Steve Albini dishes on his Missoula years by Ted McDermott

Steve Albini grew up in Missoula, graduated from Hellgate High School, moved to Chicago, started a band called Big Black, made an album called Songs About Fucking, started a new band called Rapeman, started a newer band called Shellac, opened a studio and recorded albums by Nirvana and the Pixies, among thousands of others. His work is characterized by a refusal to record anything digitally. His guitar playing and singing is characterized by viciousness, dissonance, repetition and iconoclasm. But according to the song “Slipstream” by Silkworm, an excellent band that started out in Missoula in the ’80s, Albini was known around Hellgate as “Albini the Weenie.” When I call him recently for an interview and ask him if this is true, he won’t quite answer: “I think,” he says, “that was more local mythology than anything else.” Otherwise, he’s forthcoming, even loquacious, as he tells me about growing up in Missoula, his high-school dance disaster and why he doesn’t care if you think he’s an asshole. Indy: Was there anything about growing up in Missoula that gave you something you wouldn’t have gotten elsewhere?

Albini: Yeah. I credit Missoula with a pretty significant part of the development of my personality. The things about Missoula that are unique to Missoula are the sort of combination of the Western libertarian mentality, the kind of live-and-let-live thing, which is tempered by a lefty-progressive element, which I attribute to it being a college and artistic community. And I appreciated all that stuff and felt like, coming from Missoula, I had a fairly open mind. Indy: I saw somewhere that you were in a punk band in high school. Albini: Some friends of mine from Hellgate and I started a band. We didn’t really have many opportunities to play, but we had two out-of-town gigs. We got booked to play at a college party in Coeur d’Alene and that was a disaster. Then we got booked to play a high school dance in Hot Springs and that was also a disaster. That was such a disaster it made the papers. We started playing and like maybe five or six songs in, the matron who was responsible for the dance just marched onstage with our check and said, “Here, you guys can stop and leave,” and gave us the check, which they then tried to stop payment on. Which I thought was pretty funny. It was my first paying gig as a

musician ever, and someone still tried to screw me. And then there was a little article about it in the Hot Springs newspaper. The headline was something like “Band Turns Dance into Disaster.” To be frank, we weren’t very good. But also, if we had been good at what we were doing, they probably still wouldn’t have liked it. Indy: The thing that I especially love about Shellac is that it demands that the listener listen. Do you think of that as an aim of the music? Albini: What you’re saying doesn’t sound familiar to me, but I put that down to a more general thing, which is that we basically don’t consider the listener when we’re working. It sounds trite but we are really 100 percent doing stuff within the band to suit ourselves. And so the effect that it has on the listener doesn’t enter into the discussion. The way the whole band works is as a process. We don’t really set goals, and we don’t have our own impression of our legacy or our place in the world. We just do it. And that’s sort of the way the three of us live our lives, as well. We’re in a process and that process is what we find rewarding. And along the way, we’re gonna write songs and play shows and make records. But we’re not in a band in order to write songs and play shows and make records. We’re in a band because we like being in a band. And that process has byproducts that I suppose are the rest of what other people can see about being in the band. Indy: When people fixate on the violent or provocative parts of the band, does that bother you? Albini: I think it’s totally normal for people to have things that they know, like little pieces of information that they come across or particular things that strike their fancy. I think that’s totally normal but that’s their experience and that’s not my experience. I certainly wouldn’t deny anybody the pleasure of thinking I was an asshole for some reason that he’s found for himself. I think that’s perfectly legitimate. But again, that’s his experience and not mine. I’m actually in the band, so I know why we do things and why things are the way they are. Indy: Are you working on any new songs that you might play at the Missoula show? Albini: Oh yeah. We work at a pretty slow pace, but we’re always working on new stuff. Shellac plays the Palace Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9 PM with Helen Money. $10/$8 advance at Ear Candy.

Shellac is Todd Trainer, Robert Weston IV and Steve Albini.

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Having already been scarred by David Lynch’s whole life. But he’s also genuine and bold in a subtle Eraserhead, I’ve never quite been up to the task of way that so many actors playing outsiders tend to overwatching the Academy Award-winning film The do. And it’s refreshing. No need for make-up when you Elephant Man—though it hasn’t stopped me from con- can create the illusion and redirect rubberneckers like suming the entire “Twin Peaks” series twice. The me to the heart of the story. Arcadea Jenkins is the Elephant Man, though, has actress who is asked to meet always seemed utterly Merrick and pretend that she depressing, and so, waiting isn’t repulsed. Jenkins plays for the lights to dim for the her with high-pitched meloUM School of Theatre and drama and fakeness—in Dance’s production of the other words, as a diva might play, I prepared for despair. naturally act—until she Or so I told myself. The truth shakes Merrick’s hand and is, like a gaper at an oldforgets her pretense. It’s a timey circus, I was intrigued: touching moment. How would the Elephant Cohen Ambrose plays Man look? Would he be Treves with equal nuance. At wearing a ghoulish mask of first you don’t notice him. lumpy skin and paper mâché He’s a kind-hearted, practical deformities? doctor who wants to help The Elephant Man, Bickley become normal. His directed here by Jere interactions with the adminHodgin, is based on the true istrator of the London story of Joseph Merrick (he’s Hospital, Carr Gomm, are called John in the play), a outstanding partly because man plagued by a bone disPhoto by Chad Harder the always fabulous Eric D. order who lived during the latter half of the 19th centu- Arcaedea Jenkins and Cohen Ambrose Hersh plays Gomm with such relish; he’s a typical academic ry. It follows him from his star in The Elephant Man. in a powerful institution, yet stint as a circus freak and, most closely, during his years in a London hospital Hersh plays him without caricature and with engaging under the care of Dr. Frederick Treves. The circus por- force. A favorite piece of dialogue: “Now we have the money, what do you plan for tion is dominated by Reid Reimers, who you’ve most likely seen as Dr. Frank N. Furter in local Rocky Horror Merrick?” says Gomm. “Normality as far as possible,” says the doctor. productions. He’s wonderful as Ross, a cockney sales“So he will be like us? Ah.” Gomm smiles. man with a jolly disposition who manages the freak “Is something wrong, Mr. Gomm? With us?” show and returns in later scenes as a destitute old man. The play is divided into chapters, with titles such responds the doctor. Ah, some foreshadowing. In the doctor’s voice you as “This Indecency May Not Continue,” which are projected onto three screens above the stage. But when it can hear the seed of worry begin to grow. Is something begins, before the chapters, the screens show Da wrong with humanity? As Merrick’s condition worsens, Vinci’s famous “Vitruvian Man.” For a minute, it might the doctor’s tidy worldview begins to shatter, culminatmean nothing to you—it’s become such a familiar ing in a powerful speech that Ambrose delivers as image in our culture, like college dorm posters of Bob though he really were saying it for the first time—an Marley, or John Belushi in Animal House. But then you outburst about how Merrick deteriorates despite his remember the meaning of it as the “Canon of ambition to live, yet the “normal” people of the world Proportions,” Da Vinci’s ideal man scaled to the classi- who smoke and eat poorly and act ignorantly, do everycal orders of architecture. And it’s even more meaning- thing in their power to die. Here you have it: The ful when Merrick the Elephant Man first stands nearly Elephant Man is a foil and this story is about us! This is a really good production. Despite its naked in front of an observation deck where Treves inherently sensational protagonist, despite a script points out his deformities to his medical staff. This is the moment I thought I was waiting for, that could easily be played with heavy-handedness when Merrick, played by Hugh Bickely, would be and hysteria, it’s done with grace. Each chapter is creshown to us as an abnormality of nature. But there’s no ated like a snapshot. I didn’t feel the despair I crazy stage make-up. Instead, Bickley transforms his thought I would after seeing this sometimes stoic, otherwise normal body into a contorted one: hip buck- sometimes humorous rendition of The Elephant led, one arm extended too far past his waist, foot col- Man. 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World on the screen A taste of the CINE International Film Fest’s seven-day extravaganza by Dave Loos

The Montana CINE International Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 16, bills itself as an event for documentaries and feature films that “focus on issues and topics which create dialogue and understanding of the world around us.” This is of course maddeningly vague, and the CINE organizers don’t help themselves much with an explanation that includes topics ranging from indigenous cultures to conservation to outdoor recreation. Don’t mistakes this for criticism. There are some quality docs on the CINE schedule, which runs through October 23. It’s been five months since the International Wildlife Film Festival and we’ve still got five months to go before the next Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, so CINE arrives perfectly timed to sate both the die-hard and casual film fest crowd, and at a time of the year when it’s once again okay to spend your weekends and weeknights indoors. Grow!

The obvious risk of a documentary featuring 20 insanely earnest and hard-working young farmers in Georgia is that it had better be really good, or else you’ll end up free-falling into Christopher Guest

of Art, one of the world’s largest repositories of ancient and modern Russian and Asian art. You will not be surprised to learn there is a pretty good story behind the creation of this museum. Desert of Forbidden Art chronicles the strange and subversive life of Russian painter and archeologist Igor Savitsky, who managed to fend off the Bolsheviks long enough during the early days of the Soviet Union to amass an enormous collection of art and cultural artifacts before they could be destroyed. Though there is much to be enjoyed here, the documentary doesn’t Cultures of Resistance quite do justice to the subject. The details of Savitsky’s life are fascinating, but there are too Cultures of Resistance For IWFF, I reviewed a film about horse slaughter- many redundant interviews with the people who knew ing facilities made by an obviously passionate activist him. At 80 minutes, the film is 20 minutes too long. Desert of Forbidden Art shows Tuesday, Oct. who lacked the filmmaking expertise to craft an effective documentary. The same can be said for Cultures of 18, at 5 PM and Sunday, Oct. 23, at noon. Resistance, which explores creative ways of Carbon Nation peaceful protest throughout the world but Fans of Anchorman won’t need more than 30 secdoes so without any coherent narrative. onds to recognize the narrator of Carbon Nation. It’s The film feels like an unedited video diary, jumping quickly to eight or nine hotspots on three continents without giving us time to understand not only what is happening, but why it’s happening. One minute we’re in Brazil, then Liberia, then Iran, and then back to Brazil. It’s a documentary that will leave you dizzy. Cultures of Resistance shows Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 PM; Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 PM; and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 PM. Grow! Desert of Forbidden Art

mockumentary territory. Even the title sounds like a spoof on the subject! And since I’m friends with many farmers here in town, one of whom I am related to by marriage, I really wanted to like this film. It does not disappoint. Grow! is a no-frills documentary that succeeds entirely because of its subjects. Filmed on 12 small farms scattered throughout Georgia and produced without a narrator or even much of a soundtrack, the film relies on its 20 farmers, almost all of whom are in their early to late twenties, to explain what it is that they do and why they have chosen to forego other career paths for a life in the fields. If you know any of the Garden City Harvest folks or have recently conversed with your favorite farmer at the Saturday markets, Grow! will strike a chord. If not, the articulate and thoughtful farmers here will win you over. As one guy says with a smile while hosing down a hog in the midsummer heat: “There’s no health insurance but there’s lots of fun!” Grow! shows Monday, Oct. 17, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 PM; Friday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 AM; and Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10 AM.

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You may have heard of Uzbekistan, the central Asian nation and former Soviet province. But I’ll wager that you’ve never heard of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic of 1.2 million people located within Uzbekistan. It’s in Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan, where you’ll find the Nukus Museum

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Spoil

I watched the first few moments of the horribly titled Spoil—which delves into efforts along the British Columbia coast to stop a planned oil tanker

Spoil

route—and quickly noticed the correlation to a National Geographic cover story from last summer on the area’s pristine wilderness and extremely rare “spirit bear.” The connection is a not a coincidence. Spoil documents the effective campaign undertaken by the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Gitga’at First Nation people of British Columbia to showcase the region before tankers are allowed to navigate the rocky waters of Hartley Bay en route to tar sand oil loading facilities. Despite an incongruous soundtrack, Spoil is as fine a piece of advoCarbon Nation cacy filmmaking as you will see this year. Integrating a history of the region and its wildlife with the vignettes of the phoBill Kurtis, he of the booming, deadpan, made-for-teltographers who have made it their mission to proevision voice that was pitch perfect in the Will Ferrell tect this place, the film is beautiful and powerful. comedy. And it’s a lovely addition to Carbon Nation, The search for the “spirit bear,” a white-furred (not a film that unfortunately lacks the same gravitas as its albino) black bear, of which less than 400 are narrator. thought to exist, is compelling, and the payoff, as That’s not to say all is lost in the documentary, documented by National Geographic photographer which explores a host of alternative energy solutions to Paul Nicklen (on film and in the magazine), is even combat climate change. The filmmakers nab some pretbetter. ty good interviews with Obama’s Special Advisor for Spoil shows Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 AM and 7 Green Jobs Van Jones, former CIA chief James Woolsey PM; Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 AM; and Friday, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the film feels too Oct. 21, at 12:30 PM. ambitious in scope and fails to cover much in the way of new territory. The most effective section of the film, The CINE fest runs Sun., Oct. 16, through Sun., looking at how the military is adapting to climate Oct. 23, at the Roxy Theater. For a film schedule go change, could have been its own documentary. to wildlifefilms.org/festivals/mtcine. Carbon Nation shows Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 PM and Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon. arts@missoulanews.com


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Dial “M” for moron Number is an adorable mess of clichés by Molly Laich

It’s as though the creators of What’s Your Number? took every romantic comedy trope they could think of, put them in a blender and then smeared the paste on our faces, and we’re like, “Gross,” but then some of the paste gets in our mouth and it tastes kind of funny without meaning to. Anna Faris stars as Ally Darling, who, after her first of many romantic foibles, is off to her job in a big city

Oh no! It’s Trigger’s tail!

at a chic-looking office. We’re dying to know: Does she work at a magazine? Does she work in fashion? Does she work at a fashion magazine? She buzzes by the company’s logo before we can see it. Her hot boss fires her straight away. We find out later the job was in “marketing.” I think she actually uses air quotes when she talks about it. Despondent, she reads a magazine article that tells her the average woman has slept with 10.5 men in her lifetime, and her brow furrows adorably. According to the article, the veracity of which is unquestionably worshipped throughout the duration of the film, it’s damn near impossible to find a husband if you’ve slept with more than 20 men. Here’s where things get slippery. Pretend you’re Ally Darling, you’re standing at this precipice and you’re the star of one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Do you: A) Take the wisdom of the article with a grain of salt, go home and start thinking about finding another job in order to pay for your gorgeous apartment in downtown Boston? B) Spend the rest of the film remembering the 20plus men you’ve slept with in order to painfully seek them out in a series of hilarious misadventures, when the man you’re really supposed to be with has been across the hall all along? If you chose A, then the movie is over, but you’re Ally Darling, and you chose B. The film’s saving grace is that Faris is so oddly likeable. The rules of romantic comedy dictate that a leading lady is physically perfect, but with some cute flaw. In real life, Mindy Kaling has a great article in The New Yorker about the bizarre alternate universe of the romantic comedy that lays these out for us. Kaling tells us the heroine is perfect except she’s a klutz or she eats a tremendous amount of food

or she works too hard. Ally is endearing because her flaws are layered and many: She’s got a hot body but sort of a weird face. She can’t hold down a job. She lets her catty, judgmental lady-friends make decisions for her. She has the husky voice of a little boy. Instead of being a klutz, she suffers from a kind of Tourette syndrome that causes her to say inappropriate sexual things and she probably has a crippling drinking problem that the story never acknowledges. She drinks a big glass of wine next to her beautiful Mac computer (oh my god, Steve Jobs is turning in his grave) while trying to narrow her search of men with names like “Mike Miller” by Googling, “Mike Miller big balls small penis.” Do you see what I’m talking about? She’s such an adorable moron; we can’t help but love her. Chris Evans plays Colin, the hunky next-door neighbor who sleeps with lots of women and doesn’t feel bad about it. We’re supposed to believe he’s an out-ofwork musician instead of an underwear model or film actor. Unlike Ally, he knows how to use the internet, and will help her with her quest in exchange for a place to hide from the women he bangs but doesn’t love. Don’t you see? Ally and Colin are perfect for each other! Romantic comedy clichés in this blender include, but are not limited to: –The gay ex-boyfriend. –The rich, perfect man who is too boring. –Gorgeous, unobservant men who are afraid of commitment. –A gag involving stirrups at the gynecologist that isn’t at all funny. –The climactic scene held at someone else’s wedding. (If this were a teen comedy, it would be at prom.) –A drunk, embarrassing toast at the rehearsal dinner. –A mean, superficial mother who encourages the heroine to go for the wrong man in order to fulfill vicariously her own dreams and fantasies. –Doing something crazy (in this case, jumping naked into Boston Harbor) at the end of a pictureperfect romantic evening with the man whom the heroine will nevertheless reject because the plot requires her to reject him, until she doesn’t and the movie can finally end. The film either warns against sleeping with too many people, or else the lesson is that it’s okay to sleep with as many people as you want as long as you eventually fall in love and settle down. Maybe it’s both? There’s either secret genius at work in the stupidity, or it’s just a pleasure to watch slutty morons fall in love. What’s Your Number continues at the Carmike 10.

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Scope Theater Film Movie Shorts OPENING THIS WEEK ATTACK THE BLOCK If you loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, here's another film from the same producers, which tells the story of inner-city London kids getting attacked by aliens, presumably with some hilarious consequences. The Wilma: Nightly at 7 and 9, but on Thu., Oct. 20, at 9 PM only. Sat. matinees at 1 and 3.

Antarctica. Carmike 10: 1:35, 4:30, 7:15, 9:40. Mon.–Thu: No 1:35. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Stadium 14: 12, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 9:50, with Fri. and Sat. midnight showings. Mon.–Thu: 1:30, 4, 7:15, 9:40 . TNA: BOUND FOR GLORY Sure, Sting, the Hulkster and Flair will be in the house for this event. No it isn’t 1993. Certainly the

COURAGEOUS Four police officers face a tragedy that changes everything. They spend the rest of the story dealing with whatever that tragedy is, but mostly, the movie seems to be about fatherhood. Alex Kendrick directs, writes and stars. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Mon–Thu: no 1 PM show. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:20, 3:30, 6:35 and 9:25, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1, 3:50, 6:45 and 9:35. DOLPHIN TALE This inspirational saga of a boy who builds a dolphin a prosthetic tail and teaches everyone around him to love again is family-friendly and heartwarming. Pardon me, I’m not made of wood. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd star. Wait, it’s in 3D. I take it all back. Carmike 10: 6:45 and 9:15. in 2D: 1 and 4. Mon.–Thu: No 1 PM show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: in 2D: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show. Entertainer in Ronan: 4, 7, 9:15. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7 and 9:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 12:45, 3:45, 7 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:10, 4:05, 7 and 9:35. DREAM HOUSE Dream House, viewers will come to learn, is a somewhat facetious title, the meaning of which is layered and many, in this horror film starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, plus a couple of creepy little girls for good measure. Village 6: Fri: 4:10, 7:20 and 9:50. Sat: 1:30, 4:10 and 7:20. Sun: 1:30, 4:10 and 7:20. Mon.–Thu: 4:10 and 7:20. Stadium 14: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

It’s right behind you, Owen. The Big Year opens Friday at the Carmike 10. FOOTLOOSE Everybody cut, everybody cut in line to catch this remake of a movie about a kid who isn’t allowed to dance and the tractor that loves him. I hope he can return that love. Carmike 10: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40. Mon.–Thu: No 1 PM show. Village 6 Fri: 4, 7 and 9:40. Sat: 1, 4, 7 and 9:40. Sun: 1. 4. 7. Mon.–Thu: 4, 7. Stadium 14: 12:15, 1:15, 3:15, 4:15, 6, 7, 9, 9:40. with Fri. and Sat. showings at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8:40, 9:40. Pharoahplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:10. Mountain: 4, 7, 9:15. HIGHER GROUND In her directorial debut, Vera Farmiga stars as woman who starts questioning her faith. Sure it's the1960s and questioning authority is happening everywhere, but in some tight-knit spiritual communities it's just not done. The Wilma: Nightly at 7 and 9, but on Thu., Oct. 20, at 7 PM only. Sat. matinees at 1 and 3. THE BIG YEAR Can you imagine Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin competing to spot rare birds in a prestigious bird-watching contest? Me either. Carmike 10: Fri: 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15. Sat: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15. Sun: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45. Mon.–Thu: 4:15 and 6:45. Village 6: Fri: 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15. Sat: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15. Sun: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45. Mon.–Thu: 4:15 and 6:45. Stadium 14: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. midnight showings. Mon.–Thu: 1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:30. THE THING Welcome to The Thing: it should not be but it is, so check out the spooky alien spacecraft in

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NOW PLAYING 50/50 50/50 refers to the odds Joseph Gordon-Levitt has of beating the cancer he’s been diagnosed with at 27, but his buddy Seth Rogan and his therapist Anna Kendrick are going to help him through it. I love Levitt so much! I hope he makes it. Carmike 10: 1:15, 4:10, 7 and 9:30. Mon.–Thu: No 1:15 show. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20 and 9:40, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:30, 4:10, 7:20 and 9:40. ABDUCTION Taylor Lautner (you may know him from “Team Jacob” fame) stars as a dreamboat/physically gifted young adult who discovers he was kidnapped as a child. Now he must uncover a web of lies! Lily Collins and Alfred Molina are also there. Village 6: Fri: 4:30, 7 and 9:25. Sat: 1, 4:30, 7 and 9:25. Sun: 1, 4:30 and 7. Mon.–Thu: 4:30 and 7. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 PM show on Sun. Showboat in Polson: 4:15, 7:15, 9:15. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:40, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. CONTAGION It’s been awhile since the movies have reminded us of our human frailty via an unstoppable, spreading contagion. Notable actors Matt Damon and Kate Winslet star in this one, and Steven Soderbergh directs, so I think it has a fighting chance of not sucking. Carmike 10: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10. Mon.–Thu: no 1:30 show.

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DRIVE Here is a film about a stunt driver, played by Ryan Gosling, that seems to take itself deathly seriously, what with the Godfather-esque music and the constant suggestion of faces being flattened by hammers. Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman also star. Carmike 10: Fri.–Tue: 7 and 9:15. Tue.–Thu.: 4, 7 and 9:40. Village 6: Fri: 4:20, 7:30 and 9:55. Sat: 1:20, 4:20, 7:30 and 9:55. Sun: 1:20, 4:20 and 7:30. Mon.–Thu: 4:20 and 7:30. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30. Stadium 14: Fri–Sun: 6:50 and 9:25, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. THE HELP It’s 1962 in Mississippi and Emma Stone has forged an unlikely friendship with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, social conventions be damned! Tate Taylor writes and directs. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun.: 12:10, 3:15, 6:15 and 9:15, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu.: 1:15, 4:10 and 7:45. THE IDES OF MARCH Beware the ides of winter in October! George Clooney directs and stars in a political thriller about campaign nuttiness, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling and a million other academy hopefuls. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30. Mon–Thu: No 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri–Sun: 12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:25 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1:20, 4, 7 and 9:30. KILLER ELITE Trained assassins jump through windows, leap from building to building, screech tires and duck and roll with firebombs exploding all around them on a mission to save someone from something and also kill people. Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen star. Carmike 10: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10. Mon.–Thu: no 1:30 show. Village 6: Fri: 4, 7 and 9:35. Sat: 1, 4, 7 and 9:35. Sun: 1, 4 and 7. Mon.–Thu: 4 and 7. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30. Stadium 14

in Kalispell: 1:15 and 6:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. THE LION KING 3D You’ve already seen this movie (it’s Hamlet with lions) but now you can see it in 3D. I just watched the trailer, but on a 2D computer, so I can’t speak to the differences. You will probably want to grab at hot embers during the hyena scenes. Carmike 10: Fri.–Sun: 1, 4, 7, 9:15. Mon.–Thu: no 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri-Sun: 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1:20, 4, 7:15 and 9:30. MONEYBALL Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have a computer logarithm and a vision to turn the Oakland A’s into a winning team. Nobody believes in them and everything goes wrong, but then the music changes and maybe they will win after all? Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) has a writing credit! Carmike 10: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10. Mon.–Thu: no 1:10 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:45 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:30, 4, 6:45 and 9:15. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri–Sun: 12:15, 3:15, 6:20 and 9:20, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1, 3:50, 6:40 and 9:35. REAL STEEL Finally! It’s the live-action Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em film that nobody’s been waiting for! Hugh Jackman hangs out in the near future as a father who wins his son’s love by leading an underdog robot to the championship. Carmike 10: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 10. Mon–Thu: No 1:20 show. Village 6: Fri: 4:15, 7:15, 9:55. Sat: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:55. Sun: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15. Mon–Thu: 4:15 and 7:15. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and now 9 PM show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 12, 1. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 9:50, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1, 1:45, 4, 4:30, 7, 8:30 and 9:40. Mountain Cinema 4 in Whitefish: 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:15. WARRIOR Tom Hardy and his former pro boxing, grizzled father, played by Nick Nolte, sweat it out and discover emotional truths when Hardy trains to be an MMA fighter. This film will undoubtedly do for cage-fighting enthusiasts today what Wall Street did for ‘80s guys way back when. Village 6: Fri: 4, 7 and 10. Sat: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Sun: 1, 4 and 7. Mon.–Thu: 4 and 7. WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? Anna Faris comes to the kind of conclusion only someone starring in a romantic comedy ever possibly would: that she should draw from the pool of 20 men she’s slept with to find a husband. Chris Evans has second billing, so I’m going to go ahead and guess he’s the one she picks. Carmike 10: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and 9:45. Mon.–Thu: No 1:20 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 PM show on Sun. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 1:05, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Capsule reviews by Molly Laich and Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Oct. 14. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 10/Village 6–5417469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-FILM; Stadium 14 in Kalispell–752-7800. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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GIRL WITH A WAIT PROBLEM I met a really great girl before deploying to Iraq. We’ve gotten as close as two people can while physically separate, but she is sexually frustrated to the max and wants to have an unemotional hookup. She suggests we each have a “last fling” before we start our relationship (when my deployment ends in 60 days). Well, I’m in an all-male unit, and when I’m home, I want to be with her. She’s attending a wedding this weekend (single guys, hotel rooms, open bar, etc.). She says not to worry, but I know how much she wants this. I just fear that any hookup she had might stick in my mind and keep me from giving her my very best. How can I encourage her to hang on a little longer? Barring that, how do I get okay with this? —Fraught Oh, yay. You, too, are allowed a last fling. And lucky you, you’ve got your pick of a bunch of big, dusty, sweaty men in camouflage pants. There’s no open bar, but there is an open desert, stocked with a variety of IEDs. Luckily, this doesn’t stop groups of young single females from wandering past the base, but the old bearded goatherd urging them on with a stick surely frowns on interspecies hookups. Probably many readers’ first thought is, “Jeez, the guy’s off in a war zone. Can’t Miss Ants In Her Panties keep her legs crossed for another 60 days?” The truth is, maybe not, no matter what you say. The question is, can you deal? It may help to understand why you feel so threatened. Your feelings go way back, and I mean way. Like 1.8 million years, to genetic adaptations that helped our male forebears guard against paternity uncertainty. Today, figuring out who a kid’s daddy is just takes a DNA test, and birth control can eliminate the question entirely. These vintage genes of ours are the problem. We’re wandering around the latter part of 2011 biologically and psychologically calibrated for life in the Stone Age, and complex cognitive adaptations like “Yo, DNA! In 1951, Carl Djerassi invented The Pill!” take hundreds or thousands of generations to get wired in. It might help to recognize that sex isn’t special—or isn’t necessarily special. Insects have sex, and not because one particular bug means more to them than any other, but because the urge to get it on is just one of many physical urges of living critters, like the urge to eat lunch. Yeah, okay, on a realistic note, you’d probably feel a lot less hurt and threatened if she were talk-

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Acupuncture Easing withdrawal from tobacco/alcohol/drugs, pain, stress management. Counseling. Sliding fee scale. Licensed acupuncturist Susan Clarion RNC CA MATS 552-7919 Classes at Meadowsweet Herbs: Glycerine Melt and Pour Soaps, Wednesday, 9/28, 7-9pm. Cost: $20, Materials fee: $10. Environmental Effects on Preconception and Pregnancy, Thursday, 10/6, 7:-9 pm. Cost: $20. Childhood Vaccinations: A Naturopathic Perspective, Tuesday,10/11, 7-9 pm. Cost: $20. Making your own Mineral Make Up, Wednesday, 10/12, 6:30-9 pm. Cost: $25, Materials fee: $10. Natural Perfumery, Wednesday, 10/19, 6-9 pm. Cost: $25, Materials fee: $10. Advanced Soap Making, Saturday, 10/22, 11 am-4 pm. Cost:

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): I’ve come across two definitions of the slang term “cameling up.” One source says it means filling yourself with thirst-quenching liquid before heading out to a hot place on a hot day. A second source says it means stuffing yourself with a giant meal before going out on a binge of drinking alcohol, because it allows you to get drunk more slowly. For your purposes, Cancerian, I’m proposing a third, more metaphorical nuance to “cameling up.” Before embarking on a big project to upgrade your self-expression—quite possibly heroic and courageous—I suggest you camel up by soaking in an abundance of love and support from people whose nurturing you savor.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On the front of every British passport is an image that includes a chained unicorn standing up on its two hind legs. It’s a central feature of the coat of arms of the United Kingdom. I would love to see you do something as wacky as that in the coming week, Gemini—you know, bring elements of fantasy and myth and imagination into some official setting. It would, I believe, put you in sweet alignment with current cosmic rhythms. (P.S. If you decide to invoke the archetype of the unicorn, unchain it.)

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn,” wrote the Slovenian American author Louis Adamic. That’s true enough. Here’s the thing, though: If you manage to get a smooth thorn without any prickles (like on certain hawthorn trees), the only risk is when you’re licking the honey close to the sharp end. Otherwise, as your tongue makes its way up the sleek surface of the rest of the thorn, you’re fine—no cuts, no pain. According to my analysis, Taurus, you have just finished your close encounter with the sharp point of a smooth thorn. Now the going will be easier.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I love Adele’s voice. The mega-famous British pop singer has a moving, virtuoso instrument—technically perfect, intriguingly soulful, capable of expressing a range of deep emotion, strong in both her high and low registers. And yet there’s not a single song she does that I find interesting. The lyrics are cliched or immature, the melodies are mostly uninspired, and the arrangements are standard fare. Does what I’m describing remind you of anything in your own life, Leo? A situation you half-love and are half-bored by? An experience that is so good in some ways and so blah in other ways? If so, what can you do about it? You may be able to improve things if you act soon.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There’s a good chance that you will soon find something you lost a while back. It may even be the case that you will recover an asset you squandered or you’ll revive a dream that was left for dead. To what do you owe the pleasure of this blessing? Here’s what I think: The universe is rewarding you for the good work you’ve done lately on taking better care of what’s important to you. You’re going to be shown how much grace is available when you live your life in rapt alignment with your deepest, truest values.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Chris Richards wrote a story in the Washington Post in which he complained about the surplus of unimaginative band names. At this year’s SXSW music festival in Austin, he counted six different bands that used “Bear” and two with “Panda.” Seven bands had “Gold,” including Golden Bear. Marshmallow Ghosts was one of seven bands with “Ghost” in their names. You’re in a phase of your life when it’s especially important not to be a slave of the trends, Libra— a time when it’s crucial to your well-being to come up with original language, unique descriptions, and fresh approaches. So what would your band’s name be? (tinyurl.com/BadNamesForBands)



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ve got to cry one more tear before the pungent comedy will deliver its ultimate lesson and leave you in peace. You’ve got to make one further promise to yourself before you will be released from the twilight area where pain and pleasure became so tangled. You’ve got to navigate your way through one more small surrender before you will be cleared to hunt down your rebirth in earnest. But meanwhile, the catharses and epiphanies just keep on erupting. You’re growing more soulful and less subject to people’s delusions by the minute. Your rather unconventional attempts at healing are working—maybe not as rapidly as you’d like, but still, they are working.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Most people who profess a deep love of the Bible have never actually read the book,” says religious writer Rami Shapiro. If they did, they’d know that Satan is not implicated as the tempter of Adam and Eve. There’s no mention of three wise men coming to see baby Jesus, nor of a whale swallowing Jonah. Homilies like “This too shall pass” and “God helps those who help themselves” never appear in the scriptures. And contrary to the Ayn Rand-style selfreliance that evangelicals think is a central theme of their holy book, the Bible’s predominant message is that goodness is measured by what one does for others. I bring this up as a teaching about how not to proceed in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. You really do need to know a lot about the texts and ideas and people and situations upon which you base your life. (tinyurl.com/BibleFog)



CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote to the emptiness of existence.” So says the Gertrude Stein character in Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris. As an aspiring master of crafty optimism myself, I don’t buy the notion that existence is inherently empty. I do, however, wish that more artists would be motivated by the desire to create cures for the collective malaise that has haunted every historical era, including ours. In alignment with your current astrological omens, I invite you to take up this noble task yourself in the coming weeks, whether or not you’re an artist. You now have much more than your usual power to inspire and animate others.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The world-famous whiskey known as Jack Daniel’s is produced in Moore County, Tennessee, which prohibits the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants. So you can’t get a drink of the stuff in the place where it’s made. I suspect there’s a comparable situation going on in your life, Aquarius. Maybe something you’re good at isn’t appreciated by those around you. Maybe a message you’re broadcasting or a gift you’re offering gets more attention at a distance than it does up close. Is there anything you can do about that? The coming weeks would be a good time to try.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Once you drive your car into Norway’s Laerdal Tunnel, you’re in for a long haul through the murk. The light at the end doesn’t start appearing until you’ve traveled almost 14 miles. Using this as a metaphor for your life in the here and now, I estimate that you’re at about the 12-mile mark. Keep the faith, Pisces. It’s a straight shot from here. Can you think of any cheerful tunes you could sing at the top of your lungs?

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, 59802-4297 until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 and will be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall at that time. As soon thereafter as is possible, a contract will be made for the following: Installation of 75 feet of 36 Inch diameter Cure in Place Sewer Pipe Liner Bidders shall bid by City bid proposal forms, addressed to the City Clerk’s Office, City of Missoula, enclosed in separate, sealed envelopes marked plainly on the outside, “Bid for Installation of 75 feet of 36 Inch Diameter Cure in Place Sewer Pipe Liner, Closing 3:00 p.m.,Tuesday, October 18th, 2011”. Pursuant to

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Section 18-1-102 Montana Code Annotated, the City is required to provide purchasing preferences to resident Montana vendors and \ or for products made in Montana equal to the preference provided in the state of the competitor. Each and every bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified check, bid bond, cashier’s check, bank money order or bank draft payable to the City Treasurer, Missoula, Montana, and drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana or by any banking corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Montana for an amount which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, as a good faith deposit. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal forms. No bid will be considered which includes Federal excise tax, since the City

is exempt there from and will furnish to the successful bidder certificates of exemption. The City reserves the right to determine the significance of all exceptions to bid specifications. Products or services that do not meet bid specifications must be clearly marked as an exception to the specifications. Vendors requesting inclusion or preapproved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Wastewater Collections Supervisor a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the bid closing. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. The City reserves the right to waive any technicality in the

bidding which is not of substantial nature. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18th, 2011. Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from Pat Brook, Collections Supervisor at the City Wastewater Division at (406) 552-6600. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the City’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on November 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula,


PUBLIC NOTICES Montana, to consider an ordinance amending Title 6 Missoula Municipal Code entitled “Animals” repealing Chapters 6.02, 6.04, 6.09, 6.12, 6.16, 6.20 and 6.22, enacting Chapter 6.07 entitled “Animal Ordinance” and renaming Chapter 6.08 entitled “Dogs and Pet Shops” to “Pet Shops, Pet Sales and Boarding Kennels” to generally amend, recodify and update the City’s regulations pertaining to animals, increase license fees and increase fines pertaining to violations. For further information, contact Ed Franceschina, Animal Control, at 541-7387. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein CMC, City Clerk INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for construction of the Missoula Irrigation District Log Grate Project will be received by Missoula Irrigation District at the office of MorrisonMaierle, Inc. in Missoula until 4 p.m. local time on October 26th, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud. The project generally consists of installation of log grate structure at Missoula Irrigation District’s control structure. Work includes but is not necessarily limited to, the following major items: Dewatering of project area; Installation of concrete piers; Installation of steel beams; Installation of walkway grate and handrail; Cleanup activities. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc. 3011 Palmer Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Required deposit is $50.00 per set, which is not refundable, by regular mail or United Parcel Service (UPS). There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the Missoula office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., at 2 p.m. on October 20th, 2011. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR(s) and any of the CONTRACTOR’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734. Forms for registration can also be obtained online at MT.Contractor.Com. CONTRACTOR’s are not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but must have registered prior to execution of the Construction Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by CONTRACTOR(s) or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of the State of Montana in accordance with the schedule of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor and/or the schedule of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates established by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry included in the Project Manual. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Missoula Irrigation District, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDERS shall furnish an approved Construction Performance Bond and a Construction (Labor and Materials) Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful BIDDER(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of the Bids specified above. The right is reserved to reject any or all Proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed 30 days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Missoula Irrigation District. Published this 6th day of October, 2011. /s/ Ray Tipp, Secretary Missoula Irrigation District MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council and the Missoula County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing on October 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution adopting the Updated Missoula Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. The updated Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan incorporates the mitigation work that has been completed since the last update, assesses the current potential risks to Missoula from natural disasters and helps guide planning and mitigation efforts for the next several years. A copy of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan is available on the Missoula County Website (http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/oes/default.htm). For further information, contact Chris Lounsbury, Director of Emergency Services 258-4469 or clounsbury@co.missoula.mt.us. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or council@ci.missoula.mt.us or the County Commissioners at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or bcc@co.missoula.mt.us Martha L. Rehbein CMC, City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that separate sealed BIDS for the construction of The Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Three will be received by Partnership Health Center, c/o MMW Architects at their office located at 125 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 until 4:00 PM on November 3, 2011, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by MMW Architects. This construction project will be partially funded by a FY2011 grant for $250,000 from the City of Missoula Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of MMW Architects located at 125 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 upon payment of $75.00 for each set and a mailing fee of $35. The documents will be available @ MMW on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 after 1:00 PM. Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will be refunded

their payment, and any NON-BIDDER upon so returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be refunded $75.00. Any mailing fee will not be refunded. Each Bid or Proposal must be accompanied by a cashiers check, certified check, or Bid Bond payable to Partnership Health Center in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid and must be in the form specified in MCA 18-1-201 through 206. The bid bond or other security shall protect and indemnify Partnership Health Center against the failure or refusal of the bidder to enter into the contract within 30 days of bid acceptance. Bid security will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders as soon as practicable after the opening of the bids. Late bids will not be accepted and will automatically be disqualified from further consideration. Bid must be signed by an authorized representative of the bidder. The Federal Davis Bacon Building Wage Rate determination applies to this project. Partnership Health Center reserves the right to waive informalities, to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid, which is in the best interest of the owner, to reject any and all proposals received, and, if all bids are rejected, to readvertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award, as in the judgment of its officials, best meets the owner’s requirements. The contractor is required to be an equal opportunity employer. Successful bidders shall furnish an approved performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful bidder(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is 4:00 PM, local time, November 3, 2011. There will be a pre-bid conference, and existing facility walk-through scheduled for October 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the site, 401 W. Railroad Street, Missoula MT 59802. Each BIDDER will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALLTHE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposals for Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Three, c/o MMW Architects” and addressed to: MMW Architects 125 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802 MISSOULA COUNTY MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULACOUNTY Cause No. DV10-1647 Judge: John W. Larson NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT G. MULLENDORE, STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY AS TRUSTEE, JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, and XYZ COMPANIES 110, Defendants. TO BE SOLD at Sheriff’s Sale on the 10th day of November, 2011, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., at the front door of the County Court House, in the City of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property located in Missoula County, Montana, and more particularly described as follows: Lots 1 and 2 on Block “K” of Pattee Canyon Addition No. 2 to Far Views Homesites in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder for Missoula, County, Montana. The Real property or its address is commonly known as 125 Takima Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803. Any person willfully taking down or defacing a posted notice, if done before the sale or satisfaction of the Judgment (if the Judgment be satisfied before the sale), forfeits $500.00 (Section 25-13-702, MCA). DATED this 6th day of October, 2011. /s/ CARL C. IBSEN, Sheriff Of Missoula County By: /s/ Patrick A. Turner, Deputy MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Proposed Text Amendment to Ch 20.45.020, Title 20 City Zoning Ordinance The Office of Planning and Grants has been requested to review and amend section 20.45.020 of Title 20 regarding detached residential accessory structures 120 square feet or less in size. Proposed amendments will more easily accommodate traditional detached accessory structures such as garden sheds. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on this item at a time to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The project files are available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 2584657, or on the web at, www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS LiDAR Mapping for Floodplain Hazard Identification Missoula County, Montana Project Description The Missoula County Office of Planning and Grants is soliciting submissions of qualifications from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) acquisition contractors to obtain high-resolution digital topographic data and generate 2-foot contours along three streams for a total area of approximately 10.5 square-miles. The work is being completed for floodplain hazard identification and funded through a $50,000 grant from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The streams to be flown are portions of the Bitterroot, Swan and Clearwater Rivers in Missoula County, Montana. The complete Request for Qualifications is available at the Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802; available for download from http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb/Floodplai

n/Floodplain.htm; or contact Todd Klietz, Floodplain Administrator at (406)258-4841 or tklietz@co.missoula.mt.us Submittal Deadline Submissions are due by 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time, on Friday, October 28, 2011. MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES COMMUNITY PLANNING, SCHEMATIC DESIGN AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FOR PARTNERSHIP HEALTH CENTER LOWELL SCHOOL SATELLITE MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Pursuant to the requirements of MCA section 18-8-201 et. seq, Partnership Health Center desires to acquire lead architectural services to assist in community planning and designing of the new Partnership Health Center Lowell School Satellite facility. The architect will work with the Partnership Health Center and Missoula County Public Schools Leadership Team members and staff to conduct community meetings and develop the design. II. BACKGROUND: Partnership Health Center Partnership Health Center (PHC) has provided 19 years of uninterrupted healthcare services to our community as Missoula’s Federally Qualified Health Center, and remains the region’s main provider of comprehensive primary care on a sliding fee scale. Partnership Health Center provides medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy and a variety of other ancillary services to approximately 12,000 people each year. Our target population includes low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents in Missoula and surrounding rural areas. Partnership Health Center currently has two locations at 323 West Alder Street and at 401 West Railroad. The demand for services has steadily increased over the years and the organization has worked to steadily increase access for patients. Lowell School has been identified as an ideal location to increase access to services through a school based health center. In collaboration with Missoula County Public Schools, Partnership Health Center will construct a facility at this identified location. III. SCOPE OF SERVICES: Working with the Leadership Team members and staff from Partnership Health Center and Missoula County Public Schools, this project will involve community planning meetings and design of the proposed facility. Community Planning Phase: conduct community planning meetings to identify ideal space and delivery service needs; and Schematic Design Phase: concept floor plans, site elements, outline narrative of construction materials, building code analysis and implementation, and update construction costs estimates; and Design Development Phase: refine/revise selected floor plan, refine/revise site plan, develop interior elevations, detailed narrative of construction materials, develop specific construction details, finalize implementation of code issues, specify select products and materials, develop security and access narrative, develop room finish schedule and update construction cost estimate. IV. QUALIFICATION INFORMATION REQUIRED: A. Interested firms should include the following information in their response: 1. The respondent’s legal name, address, and telephone number; 2. The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications; 3. The experience and qualifications of the key personnel to be assigned to the project; 4. A description of the firm’s prior experience in design, development and management of similar project work, including project budgets, change order history, and contact names of project owners or local officials knowledgeable regarding the firm’s performance; 5. A description of the firm’s current work activities and how these would be coordinated with the project, as well as the firm’s anticipated availability during the term of the project; 6. A discussion of the firm’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) experience and how it will be applied to this project; 7. An organizational chart for this project, showing specific staff responsibilities, identifying key sub-consultants, perceived work relationships and fee structure; 8. A proposed work plan and schedule for activities to be performed; 9. A proposed fee structure; and 10. Proof of general liability insurance of $1,500,000 and errors and omissions insurance of $1,000,000, or ability to obtain required levels of coverage. B. Responses to this RFQ shall be submitted to: Barbara Berens Missoula County Auditor 200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 Phone: (406) 258-3227 Fax: (406) 721-4043 e-mail: bberens@co.missoula.mt.us V. TIMELINE, SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS A. Publication of RFP: October 13, 2011 & October 20 , 2011 B. Deadline for submission of responses: November 14, 2011, 5:00 p.m. C. Four (4) copies of the response are required. VI. SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process will be conducted by a committee of Missoula County and Missoula County Public Schools senior staff. A. Evaluation of Responses: Responses to this RFQ will be evaluated by the Selection Committee based on the following criteria: 1. Professional qualifications of the professional person(s) to be assigned to the project; 2. Capability to meet time and project budget requirements; 3. Present and projected workloads; 4. Related experience in similar projects; 5. Location; 6. Recent and current work for Missoula County; 7. Past performance and response references; and 8. Suggested project approach (understanding of project.) The Selection Committee reserves the right to request supplemental information and, if necessary, conduct telephone interviews. B. Interview Process: The Selection committee may conduct interviews with the highest ranked two to four firms. Interview criteria will be: 1. Understanding of project requirements, firm’s analysis, preparation, interest; 2. Design approach/methodology, technical alternatives, creativity, problem solving ability; 3. Project Management, proposed project schedule, cost controls; 4. Key project personnel, project manager qualifications and experience; 5. Project design team, sub-consultant qualifications and experience; and 6. Local familiarity and availability to complete project. C. Selection, Negotiation, and Recommendation.The firm

ranked first after the Evaluation and Interview Processes will be contacted by the Agency Project Manager to begin negotiations. Missoula County reserves the right to require the firm to affiliate with specialty firm(s). If a satisfactory agreement cannot be obtained with the top-ranked firm, negotiations will cease and the second-ranked firm will be contacted for negotiations. The selection committee will make a recommendation on both the preferred firm and the term of the contract to the Board of County Commissioners who will make the final selection and term decisions. VII. NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF AGENCY PROJECT MANAGER. Kim Mansch Executive Director Partnership Health Center 323 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 Phone: (406) 406-258-4191 e-mail : manschk@phc.missoula.mt.us. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP-11-176 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES O. ANDIE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to TAMARA G. ANDIE, 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 4th day of October, 2011 /s/ Tamara G. Andie, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULACOUNTYCause No. DN11-36 Department No. 1 Judge Edward P. McLean SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING G.J.M., JR., A YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE. TO: ALIDA RAE GARFIELD Re: G.M. Jr., born July 18, 2011. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana 59808, has filed a Petition for Emergency Protective Services, Adjudication as a Youth in Need of Care and Temporary Legal Custody. CFS has petitioned for temporary legal custody of G.M., Jr. for six months, or for said youth to be otherwise cared for: Now, Therefore YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on Wednesday, the 2nd day of November, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why the above-named child should not be adjudicated a youth in need of care; why CFS should not be awarded temporary legal custody of G.M., Jr. for six months; why the Petition should not be granted or why said youth should not be otherwise cared for. Alida Rae Garfield is represented by Court-appointed attorney Kelli Sather, 610 N. Woody, Missoula, Montana, 59802 (406) 523-5140. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the youth, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the Petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of the District Court for Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable Edward P. McLean, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 28th day of September, 2011. /s/ Edward P. McLean, District Judge MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-161 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF RICHARD T. GILLIGAN, 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 Edward Greskiewicz, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, PO Box 8898, MIssoula, MT 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 24th day of September, 2011. /s/ Edward Greskiewicz, 8 Rainbow Court, Clinton, MT 59825 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP-11-177 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BONITA ROSE LOEWEN, 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 CHERRYL F. HANSON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Marsillo & Schuyler, PLLC, 103 South 5th Street East, Missoula, MT 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 5th day of October, 2011. /s/ Cherryl F. Hanson, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-11-173 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN V. KIDDER a/k/a HELEN ROSS KIDDER, 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 CHARLES W. SCHUYLER, the Personal Representative, return

receipt requested, c/o Marsillo & Schuyler, PLLC, 103 South 5th Street East, Missoula, MT 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 22nd day of September, 2011. /s/ Charles W. Schuyler, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-11-169 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SARA LYON JAMES, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within four (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 SHAWN E. ROSSCUP, attorney for the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at PO Box 9410, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED September 19, 2011. /s/ Suzanne Artley, Personal Representative. /s/ Shawn E. Rosscup, Attorney for Personal Representative NOTICE OF TRUSTEE S SALE Trustee Sale Number: 11-03692-3 Loan Number: 0083453092 APN: 5838618 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on January 23, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized local time, on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula the following described real properly in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: LOT 10 IN SHELBYADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY. MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. APN # 5838618 More commonly known as:12978 KIMWOOO DRIVE, LOLO, MT TERl S LERCH, A SINGLE PERSON, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to ALLIANCE TITLE & ESCROW CORP., as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of February 8, 2008, and recorded on February 15, 2008 under Document No. 200803260, in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana {“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: Wells Fargo Bank, NA. (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANYwas named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated August 29, 2011 and recorded in the records of Missoula County, Montana. There has been a default in the performance of said Deed of Trust: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears as of August 18,2011: Balance due on monthly payments from April 1, 2011 and which payments total: $996.48: Late charges; $79.72: Advances: $0.00 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $151,375.25 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 4.50000% per annum from March 1, 2011, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceedings to sell the property described above at public sale in accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 DATED:September 8, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Mariah Booker, Authorized Signature ASAP# 4093065 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to Section 71-1-301 et. seq. of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned Successor Trustee hereby gives notice of a trustee’s sale to be held on the 7th day of December, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock A.M., at the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, to sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following-described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 4313, located in the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana Property Address: 3460 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, Montana Clawson, LLP, a Montana limited liability partnership, as Grantor, conveyed the above-described real property, and the improvements situated thereon, if any, to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation arising under a promissory note owed to CLS Mortgage, Inc. who was designated as Beneficiary, in a Deed of Trust dated January 13, 2011, and recorded on January 18, 2011 in Book 872 of Micro Records, Page 827, records of Missoula County, Montana in the principal sum of $300,000.00. CLS Mortgage, Inc. subsequently conveyed its interest to Dietzel Living Trust, Orval Dietzel and Darlene M. Dietzel, Trustees, Equity Trust Company, custodian FBO Darlene M. Dietzel Account #93579, Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Orval W. Dietzel Account #100780, Waco Investments LLC, David W. Hanson, and Sherry A. Hanson by Assignment of Deed of Trust filed February 10,

2011 in Book 873 of Micro Records, Page 1016 and by Assignment of Deed of Trust filed February 25, 2011 in Book 874 of Micro Records, Page 594. By a Substitution of Trustee dated May 31, 2011, and recorded on June 20, 2011, in Book 879 at Page 210, records of Missoula County, Montana, the Beneficiaries substituted and appointed John K. Tabaracci, of Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C. a licensed Montana attorney, as Successor Trustee. The obligation secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust is now in default, in that payments on the promissory note secured by the Deed of Trust have not been made as required. As of the 1st day of July, 2011, the balance owing on the promissory note secured by the Deed of Trust is $315,599.97, which amount includes principal and interest, late charges, and escrow fees owing. Interest continues to accrue at the rate as set out in the promissory note, until paid, plus all additional accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, title expenses, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust. In accordance with the provisions of the promissory note and Deed of Trust, the Beneficiaries have elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Deed of Trust and promissory note and to sell the interest of the original Grantors, its successors and assigns, in and to the property described above, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances or covenants existing of record at the time of the said Deed of Trust, to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiaries have designated the Successor Trustee to conduct such sale proceedings. The sale noticed herein may be terminated and the Deed of Trust and Promissory Note obligation reinstated by the tender to the Successor Trustee of all amounts in arrears to the date of payment, together with all fees, costs and expenses of sale as incurred. Please contact the Successor Trustee prior to tender of any such payment to verify amounts owing. Those with an interest in the property and who appear from public record to be entitled to notification of these proceedings are as follows: Clawson, LLP, a Montana Limited Liability Partnership 3460 Grant Creek Road Missoula, MT 59808 Clawson, LLP, a Montana Limited Liability Partnership P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 Eugene H. Clawson, Jr. P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 James M. Clawson P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 Trustee is unaware of any party in possession or claiming right to possession of the subject property other than those persons noticed herein. DATED this 7th day of July, 2011. /s/ John K. Tabaracci, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA) : ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 7th day of July, 2011, by John K. Tabaracci, Successor Trustee. /s/ Susan D. Schwarz Notary Public for State of Montana Notary Seal Residing at: Missoula, Montana My Commission expires: 09/03/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/30/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200703700, Bk 791, Pg 1721, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which David S. Zrowka and Jeanne A Zrowka, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc. was Beneficiary and Title Source, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Source, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Tract 9-B-2 of Certificate of Survey No. 1813, located in the NE1/4 of Section 35 and the NW1/4 of Section 36, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. Bk. 866, Pg. 409, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Alternative Loan Trust 2007-A2. 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 06/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 11, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $420,804.18. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $383,846.53, 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 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure

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and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7037.09748) 1002.171712-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/10/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200514158, Bk-754 Pg-463, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Anirban Mitra, a married man was Grantor, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Insured Titles, LLC was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles, LLC as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 10 of Canyon View Two, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200808559, B:817, P:0336, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Chase Home Finance LLC. 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 12/01/07 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 11, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $224,825.13. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $165,696.52, 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 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7037.74055) 1002.185641-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 11/30/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200928678, Bk 851, Pg 1128, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Todd Hoose and Tracie Hoose, as joint tenants (and not as tenants in common), and to the survivor of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivor married was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Parcel 20B2 of Certificate of Survey No. 2665, located in the SE1/4 of Section 27, Township 14 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 09/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 17, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $236,677.63. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $219,417.80, 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 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, suc-

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PUBLIC NOTICES cessor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.91238) 1002.180737-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702634, Book 791, Page 655, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Mark W. Knight and Laura A. Knight, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Home123 Corporation was Beneficiary and First American Title Insurance Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Insurance Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 55-B of Snider Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200807848, Bk. 816, Pg. 1024, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007AR3. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 24, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $853,630.16. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $599,322.54, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on January 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7777.26264) 1002.97599FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 03/27/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200607077, Bk 771, Pg 326, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Patrick T. Beers was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Financial Inc. d/b/a Mann Mortgage was Beneficiary and Title Services, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Services, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The South one-half of Lots 16, 17, 18 and 19 in Block 20 of Car Line Addition a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200911125 Bk 839 Pg 363, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for CSMC 2006-6. 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 03/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 26, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $175,417.37. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $148,683.65, 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 January 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7777.13715) 1002.172506-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 08/22/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200522314, Bk 758, Pg 1491, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Joel T. Vachal and Jacqueline L. Vachal, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 4 of Gustafson Addition II, a platted subdivision of Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, of record in Book 16 of Plats at Page 6, records of Missoula County, Montana. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 05/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 24, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $228,002.31. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $220,579.71, 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 January 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.96070) 1002.202401-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 5, 2011, 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 4 OF ELMS ADDITION NO. 4, APLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Jennie J. Coyne, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Associates Financial Services Company of Montana, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated September 25, 1995 and Recorded September 26, 1995 in Book 452, Page 2226 under Document Number 31162. The beneficial interest is currently held by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, NA, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, NA, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, as trustee, in trust for the Holders of Truman Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-1, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2002-1. First American Title Company of

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Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,156.25, beginning April 1,1999, 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 24, 2011 is $97,335.00 principal, interest at the rate of 13.90% now totaling $153,817.44, late charges in the amount of $1,176.49, escrow advances of $44,469.44, and other fees and expenses advanced of $46,316.57, plus accruing interest at the rate of $37.07 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: August 2, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ) )ss. County of Bingham ) On this 2nd day of August, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Sonja L Monson Notary Public Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, ID Commission expires: 11/23/2015 Select Portfolio V Coyne/Tom & Jennie 41477.139 October 6, 13 and 20, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 14, 2011, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County. Montana: Lots 13 and 14 in Block 46 of Daly’s Addition, a platted Subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the Official recorded plat thereof Mary Trochmann, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed lo Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated November 9, 2006 and recorded November 15, 2006 in Book 787, Page 423 under Document No. 200629648. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. 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. This beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,195.97. beginning February 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the properly or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of May 14, 2011 is $154,828.92 principal, interest at the rate of 6.1250% now totaling $3,498.84, late charges in the amount of $149.46, escrow advances of $19.83, and other fees and expenses advanced of $47.50 plus accruing interest at the rate of $25.98 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 purchase 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 pubic 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 INFORMAIONn OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.Dated: July 14, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor TrusteeFirst American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 14th day of July, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Juanita C Monson Notary Public Bingham, County, Blackfoot, ID Commission expires: 9/18/2016 Citimortgage V Trochmann 42011.446NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on November 21, 2011, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: LOT 34 OF SWEET GRASS ADDITION AT MALONEY RANCH PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Barry A. Philbert and Trudie M. Philbert, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated September 12, 2002 and recorded on September 20, 2002 in Book 688, Page 1807 as Document #200227148. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of MISSOULA County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,416.19, beginning October 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of July 28, 2011 is $201,083.23 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $11,630.76, late charges in the amount of $1,274.40, escrow advances of $3,204.33, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,619.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $35.12 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WJLL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: July 13, 2011 /s/ Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of

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Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 13th day of July, 2011, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Viki D Bauer Notary Public State of Idaho County, Bingham Commission expires: 3/29/14 GMACV. Philbert 41965.439 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/10/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which THOMAS D. ERVING AND MIKELL K POTTER, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/14/2007 and recorded 11/20/2007, in document No. 200730276 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 809 at Page Number 177 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ATRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 11A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1872. Property Address: 16600 TOUCHETTE LANE, Frenchtown, MT 59834. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $397,581.09 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.375% per annum from 12/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 08/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0026415 FEI NO. 1006.131552 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/09/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which VENIAMIN DENISHCHICH, AND NATASHA DENISHCHICH as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/21/2008 and recorded 06/05/2008, in document No. 200812480 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 820 at Page Number 58 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, STATE OF MONTANA,

TO-WIT: LOT 37 OF STILLWATER ADDITION AT MALONEY RANCH, PHASE II, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 8445 WISE RIVER RD, Missoula, MT 59803-9637. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $330,734.08 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.75% per annum from 07/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 08/24/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0086452 FEI NO. 1006.142732 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/18/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ROBERT HURT as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to AMERICAN PIONEER TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 07/24/2006 and recorded 09/18/2007, in document No. 200724262 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 805 at Page Number 1268 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, AND IS KNOWN AS 1317 COOPER STREET, MISSOULA, MT 59802 BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: THE REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, AND PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 5, 6 AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF LOT 7, IN BLOCK 57 OF SCHOOL ADDITION, CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. REFERENCE FOR RECORDING PURPOSES; BOOK 165, PAGE 161, MICRO RECORDS OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 1317 COOPER ST, Missoula, MT 59802-2317. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 08/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $172,666.20 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.375% per annum from 08/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that

may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 08/31/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0089870 FEI NO. 1006.142991 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/17/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which MARK D KING, A SINGLE MAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/15/2003 and recorded 09/17/2003, in document No. 200335293 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 718 at Page Number 98 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 18A OF FIRST AMENDED PLAT OF LOW’S ADDITION, BLOCK 6, LOTS 17 AND 18 AND FIRST AMENDED PLAT OF BENNETT ADDITION, BLOCK 6, LOT 17, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2004 SOUTH 4TH STREET WEST, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-5. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2009, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $123,117.94 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.75% per annum from 11/01/2009 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/01/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0089873 FEI NO. 1006.142982 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/25/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which NATHAN MCCONNELL as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES, LLC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/07/2006 and recorded 09/07/2006, in document No. 200622873 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 782 at Page Number 913 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 7 IN


PUBLIC NOTICES BLOCK 88 OF KNOWLES ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE IN BOOK 677 AT PAGE 444 MICRO RECORDS. Property Address: 1049 SOUTH 1ST STREET WEST, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $157,700.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.875% per annum from 01/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/09/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110095770 FEI NO. 1006.143297 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/25/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which GARY OFFILL, AND ROBERTA L OFFILL, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, MARRIED as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF BILLINGS LLC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/02/2007 and recorded 10/11/2007, in document No. 200727002 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 807 at Page Number 362 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULAAND STATE OF MONTANA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 7 OF THE CORRECTED PLAT OF EL DORADO, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TAX ID: 5819405 Property Address: 835 DAKOTA AVE, Missoula, MT 59802-5500. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $148,389.13 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.375% per annum from 05/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts

or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/09/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0095798 FEI NO. 1006.143363 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/27/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which MITCH RIDER as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/03/2005 and recorded 06/06/2005, in document No. 200513498 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 753 at Page Number 1422 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9 OF BRIGGS COURT, APLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2127 BRIGGS STREET, Missoula, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-30CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-30CB. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 04/01/2011 and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $151,777.61 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% per annum from 04/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/12/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0097243 FEI NO. 1006.143442 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/25/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which KATHLEEN M LIKVAN, A MARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/22/2005 and recorded 12/28/2005, in document No. 200534499 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 766 at Page Number 1147 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 37A OF FARVIEWS HOMESITES NO. 1A, BLOCK M LOTS 36A AND 37A, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, COUNTY OF MISSOULA, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 419 WHITAKER DRIVE,

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r Missoula, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $578,481.29 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 3.625% per annum from 01/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/09/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110095768 FEI NO. 1006.143295 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/27/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which JOHN G JACOBS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to ZEN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/24/2007 and recorded 09/11/2007, in document No. 200723661 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 805 at Page Number 667 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTYOF MISSOULA, AND IS KNOWN AS 6107 MAINVIEW DRIVE, MISSOULA, MT 59803 BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, TO WIT: LOT 30 IN BLOCK 6 OF HILLVIEW HEIGHTS NO. 5, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6107 MAINVIEW DR, Missoula, MT 59803-3328. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly

CLARK FORK STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 33, 90 and 201. Units can contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, other misc household goods, vehicles & trailers. These units may be viewed starting Oct. 24th, 2011 by appt only by calling 541-7919. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 3505 Clark Fork Way, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to Oct. 27th, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyer's bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All Sales final.

installment which became due on 10/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $172,802.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.75% per annum from 10/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/13/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097236 FEI NO. 1006.143501 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 02/08/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which LARRY L SCHMELEBECK AND ANNA SCHMELEBECK, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/02/2004 and recorded 12/08/2004, in document No. 200434087 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 744 at Page Number 906 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ATRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE E1/2 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 3D OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 6147. Property Address: 23727 MESSINA DRIVE, Bonner, MT 59823. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT 2005-J2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance

of $135,298.22 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 11/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/12/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097242 FEI NO. 1006.143443 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/27/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which CRIS BOLLER as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/10/2006 and recorded 04/14/2006, in document No. 200608371 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 772 at Page Number 1620 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 7A-1 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 4266, LOCATED IN THE EAST ONE-HALF OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP15 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST, P.M.M. MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 20500 SPOTTED FAWN RD, Huson, MT 59846. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 06/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust,

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Missoula City Council will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana: Bee Hive Homes (2406 River Road) Building Expansion A request from Jim Decker, representing Bee Hive Homes, for a Conditional Use approval for property located at 2406 River Road (see Map C), zoned RT10 (two

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will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 35, 37, 40, 226, 336, 379, 381, 412, 464, 502, and 626 Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday October 24, 2011. All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Thursday October 27, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by All sales are final. owner prior to sale.A

unit/townhouse). The applicant requests a conditional use in order to expand a personal care facility building, currently housing 11 residents, to add 5 additional bedrooms or 5 residents. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The request and case file are available for public inspection at the Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman Street. Call 258-4657 for further assistance. If anyone attending any of these meetings needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The Office of Planning and Grants will provide auxiliary aids and services.

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1) Groups of craftsmen 2) Private garments 3) Right away 4) Leonardo's hometown 5) Choir member 6) Coleman of "9 to 5" 7) "Do ___ like I'm kidding?" 8) Part of AMA 9) Staff figure? 10) Abbr. on military mail 11) Excellent, to Roger Ebert 12) He taught Daniel-san 13) Capri's Blue Grotto, for instance 19) Teacher's org. 21) Catlike 25) Downy ducks 27) Oscar winner Bardem 28) Rand Paul's father 29) Rum brand with a fruit bat on the label 31) "Batman" sound effect 32) ___ Speedwagon 33) Aries animal 34) Grand opening 35) Went back to the drawing board with 36) Rehab relapse sign, for short 37) Order from a villain to the henchmen 41) Start of a tryst request 42) "Dora the Explorer" antagonist 43) Historic musical "Alley" of Manhattan 44) Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls 46) Fair ___ laws 47) "Stand and Deliver" actor Edward James ___ 48) Likely to complain about everything 50) Not an everyday occurrence 51) "___ Flux" (MTV cartoon) 52) Toothpaste amount 54) "Community" network

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PUBLIC NOTICES advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $240,845.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.25% per annum from 06/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/13/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097234 FEI NO. 1006.143502 Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Daniel J. Doyle Missoula County Treasurer Mike Doyle Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 20W 15 1965, PARCEL 06F, TRACT 6F OF COS 1965, SUID #5820646. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract 6F of Certificate of Survey No. 1965, a tract of land located in the Northwest onequarter of Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 5820646. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1525. 35 Penalty: $30. 54 Interest: $527. 82 Costs: $489. 79 Total: $2573. 50 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That ATax Deed May Be Issued To: Grant Creek Heights Inc. Missoula County Treasurer Ken Knie Kory Knie, an incapacitated and protected person c/o Melissa Steigler, Western Montana Chapter Gregory W. Duncan Colin Johnson Michelle Knie Whitefish Capital Partners LLC First Security Bank of Missoula Charles W. Widdicombe Jeanne M. Widdicombe Heidi L. Heller Kory Knie -c/o Jon Beal, Beal Law Firm PLLC US Bankruptcy Court, Montana District (Butte) Richard J. Samson, Trustee Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 19W 33 TRACTS 1-10A, 111A, 1-12A AND PROTIONS OF TRACTS 113A AND 1-6A COS 3446 IN SE4, SUID #4202978. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: PARCEL I: Tracts 1-10A, 1-11A, 112A of Certificate of Survey No. 3446, located in the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. PARCEL II: That portion of Tracts 16A and 1-13A of Certificate of Survey No. 3446 located in the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 4202978. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed

prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1088. 70 Penalty: $21. 74 Interest: $379. 57 Costs: $590. 35 Total: $2080. 36 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Jeff Hollenback Missoula County Treasurer Arnold J. Nogle Kori Hollenback Nature View Estates Homeowners Association c/o Jeff Hollenback Kori L. Hollenback c/o Richard A. Reep of Reep & Bell, P.C. Aladan Development Corp Richard D. Bell Kevin W. Thompson Justin R. Winward Jeffrey M. Hollenback c/o David B. Cotner of Datsopolulos, MacDanald & Lind, P.C. Mark E. Stevens Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-NVE Lot06A Block- XXX 11N 20W 03 NATURE VIEW ESTATES, COMMAN NATURE VIEW ESTATES, COMMAN AREA OF NATURE VIEW ESTATES S3 T11 R20, SUID #5847695. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Common Area of NATURE VIEW ESTATES, a platted subdivision in the County of Missoula, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Parcel No. 5847695. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax $1500 32 Penalty: $30. 03 Interest: $519. 99 Costs: $613. 64 Total: $2663.. 98 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Nicholas J. Arthur Missoula County Treasurer Michelle S. Arthur Michelle S. Pettit Charter One Bank, N.A. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-RDG RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES Lot- 19B Block- XXX 15N 22W 07 RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT 19B RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES LOT 19, SUID #4192262. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Lot 19B of RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT 19, platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. TOGETHER WITH a private access, utility and drainage easement over and across Lot 19A as set forth on said plat. Parcel No. 4192262. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to

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Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $181. 10 Penalty: $3 62 Interest: $74. 00 Costs: $528 90 Total: $787. 62 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Rodney M. Israel Missoula County Treasurer Clare Fitzgerald Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 11N 19W 27 TR 57 OF BITTERROOT VALLEY RANCHES IN NW4 SE4 & SW4 SE4 27-11-19, SUID #5815978. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract 57 A tract of land located in the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter (NW 1/4 SE 1/4 ) and in the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter (SW 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section 27, Township 11 North range 19 West, M.P.M., Missoula County, Montana, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the onequarter section corner common to Sections 27 and 34; thence N.00º 13’00E., 670.00 feet to the true point of beginning; thence N.00º13’00”E, along the midsection line 1170.00 feet; thence S.68º58’24”E. 121.24 feet to a point on a 60 foot wide road easement, said point in the centerline of a non-tangent curve; thence Northeasterly along said non-tangent curve being concave to the Southeast and having a radius of 170.68 feet a distance of 70.92 feet to a point on a tangent line; thence N.65º16’08”E. 400.00 feet; thence leaving the centerline of said road easement and running S.04º18’37”E. 1142.41 feet; thence S.72º29’14”W. 653.55 feet to the point of beginning. Recording Reference: Book 432 of Micro Records at Page 1025. Parcel No. 5815978. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $727. 69 Penalty: $14. 56 Interest: $256. 71 Costs: $479. 68 Total: $1578. 64 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC

property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 20W 17 5858, PARCEL XXX, TRACT B OF COS 5858, SUID #4170137. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract B of Certificate of Survey No. 5858, located in the Southeast one-quarter of Section 17, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 4170137. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1904 06 Penalty: $38. 10 Interest: $656. 26 Costs: $543. 85 Total: $3142 27 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this

notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Thomas H. Campbell Missoula County Treasurer Citifinancial, Inc. Christina I. Campbell Charles Dendy c/o Johnson, Rodenburg & Lauinger attorneys for Plaintiff Bruce M. Spencer c/o Smith Law Firm, P.C., attorney for Plaintiff Craig D. Charlton c/o

Smith Law Firm, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff CACV of Colorado, LLC Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-OGD OGDEN ADD Lot010 Block- 074 13N 19W 29 OGDEN ADD, OGDEN OGDEN-E 75’ OGDEN ADD, OGDEN OGDEN-E 75’ OF LOT 10 BLK 74, SUID #180905. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: The East 75 feet of Lot 10 in Block 74 of OGDEN ADDITION, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book 174 Page 2281 Micro Records. Parcel No. 180905. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As

of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $4085. 15 Penalty: $81. 70 Interest: $1395. 37 Costs: $559. 50 Total: $6122. 12 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011 .Montana Land Project, LLC

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2404 & 2404 1/2 Rattlesnake Dr., Msla $425,000 MLS# 20114396

Rattlesnake dream property with 1 bedroom apartment! 3 bed 2 bath home located on over 1/2 acre manicured & landscaped gardens & lawn. UG sprinkler & "secret garden", fenced yard. This solid home boasts huge picture windows, hardwood floors under carpet. New exterior paint and a 3 car garage! 2 bonus, bath & family room in basement. www.2404rattlesnake.com

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Wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath home @ top of Fairviews. Level lot! Borders open space. All new carpet & interior 110 Artemos Dr., Msla paint. Trex deck off dining r o o m . G r e a t v i e w s ! $260,000 MLS# 20116161 Amazing new bathroom downstairs. Large family room downstairs. Ready to move into. Back yard is fenced. www.110artemos.com

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tured homes on a permanent foundation are allowed. Seller will carry contract with $50,000 down at 7 % interest. PRICE REDUCED $184,900. MLS#10005586. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

Wilma Condominium Wilma Condominium For Sale. $224,000. Completely remodeled. please call 406.249.6069 for more info.

LAND Beautiful wooded 3.69 acres with 550 feet of Twin Creeks frontage. Easy access from Hwy 200 on well maintained county road. Modulars or manufac-

Great building site, with electricity right at the property line. 13.46 Acres with small stream on property. $150,000. MLS#20111016. 10882 Crystal

Creek Road, Clinton. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Huge Price Reduction! Beautiful building site with a 40x72 Agricutural Building. 20.78 Acres. $230,000. MLS# 20111015. 10900 Crystal Creek Road, Clinton. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. MONTANA RANCHLANDS MUST SELL 20 ACRES w/utilities. Was $49,900 - Now $19,900. 170 acres Borders BLM was $299,900 now $89,900. More property under $1,000/acre. Close to Roundup, Billings & Lewistown. The best elk and deer country! Call 888-361-3006

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COMMERCIAL 321 N. Higgins Commercial building on coveted downtown location with lots of foot traffic. Building only for sale. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Historic Victorian either Residential or Commercial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This majestic home in fantastic shape offers many options. 436 S 3rd W, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com

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and for a limited time a purchase of a condo at the Uptown Flats

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UPSCALE DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE AT THE UPTOWN FLATS 1 and 2 bedroom condos available

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