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DECISION 2012

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ENDORSEMENTS • ELECTION DRINKING GAME• RACES TO TRACK • WILDCARD CANDIDATES • MORE

UNRAVELS IN THEATER HAPPY ALL THE RIGHT WAYS

COUTURE SEES THE ARTS RENEE FOREST FOR THE TREES


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News Letters Get out the vote for Tester.......................................................................................4 The Week in Review Griz win big, lose player to suspension............................................6 Briefs Pinehaven under investigation, again........................................................................6 Etc. Landowners hurt hunters to fight bison .......................................................................7 Up Front The Indy’s 2012 election endorsements .............................................................8 Opinion What moose tell us about human nature............................................................11 Feature Guide to surviving the last days of the election ...................................................14

Arts & Entertainment Arts Renee Couture sees the forest for the trees ...............................................................16 Books Jesse Bier’s The Cannibal relishes its theme.........................................................17 Music Teenage Bottlerocket, Chele Bandulu, EOTO, P.O.S...............................................18 Theater Happy unravels in all the right ways ...................................................................19 Film Cloud Atlas maps a foggy path of stories .................................................................20 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films............................................................21 Flash in the Pan An uncluttered holiday kitchen..............................................................22 Happiest Hour Plum wine and sake .................................................................................24 8 Days a Week I vote for Paul Begala ................................................................................25 Mountain High I Ride for Tanner Rail Jam........................................................................33 Agenda The Abortion Monologues ..................................................................................34

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STREET TALK Asked on the afternoon of Oct. 30, outside the University Center.

by Eric Oravsky

What do you think is the most important item on this year’s ballot? Follow-up: How do you plan to spend election night?

Robin Manchinetti: Whether or not we elect Obama is the most important thing in the world! Everything else is secondary after that. Another night: Probably the same thing I always do: watch a little news, listen to music, eat dinner and get ready for work the next day. Maybe I will pray a little for Obama. I don’t normally do that, but it may be good.

Katie Joyce: The abortion issue. I definitely think that parental consent is very important because they are still living with their parents and under their watch. I don’t have much to say on the marijuana issue. Green voter: I will be voting and watching the results, I guess. It is my first year voting and I am not used to the whole thing yet.

Tim Butterfield: The abortion initiative. It’s a personal rights issue, one that the government should not be interfering with. Whatevs: Probably doing homework. I’m not one of those to watch the results. It doesn’t change anything.

Locke Hassett: I am upset about what’s not on the ballot: renewable energy. At least in this district. There is definitely not enough emphasis on renewable energy in the election, here or nationally. Four more tears: Drowning my sorrows, although that depends on the outcome of the election. Actually, I’ll probably be doing homework and watching the results with the Forward Montana group.

Brad Clough: I’m in support of allowing girls to make their own decisions, that’s important. Ultimately it is a woman’s choice. As for the corporations issue, it is absurd to see them as individuals. They have far more power beyond what any single human can. Good luck with that: I will be watching the results very anxiously with some friends and hoping things turn out well.

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Rehberg checked out Congressman Denny Rehberg has it wrong when it comes to Montana jobs. As a former employee and chemical engineer at Smurfit-Stone’s Frenchtown mill, I’m here to tell you that Rehberg cost me my job—and Sen. Jon Tester is the one who fought to save it. Smurfit-Stone announced in December 2009 that it would close its Frenchtown mill and lay off all of the plant’s 417 employees. It was a hard day for everyone in the timber community. For more than 50 years, our mill turned out high-quality paper products and helped put food on kitchen tables across western Montana. An estimated 1,300 loggers, truckers, mill workers and others across the region saw their livelihoods threatened. But this did not come as a surprise. Mill owners across the state knew that the timber industry needed help with wood supply issues well before Smurfit-Stone closed its doors. And that’s where Montana’s elected officials came in—or in the case of Rehberg, checked out. Smurfit-Stone claimed it was shutting down the mill in part because of declining wood supply. That’s because for too many years folks fought over how to manage Montana’s public forests and nothing got done, limiting lands available for logging. That’s why a few years ago, SmurfitStone and four other mills sat down with conservationists and motorized users to hammer out a solution that would properly manage our forests, while allowing mills like Smurfit-Stone to get the wood supply they needed. The result was Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. Tester brought everyone to the table to work out a deal where everyone gave a little, but in the end got a lot. But Tester wasn’t the first or the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation that the group approached. Even though Rehberg was publicly calling for more collaboration on the issue, when the coalition asked him to support and carry the bill, he said no. In fact, he soon opposed the bill, preferring to let the mills and the timber industry struggle. Instead, Rehberg chose to side with those who want to continue arguing over management of Montana’s public lands, all the while accomplishing nothing. Tester’s bill quickly gained support from folks on both sides of the political aisle. Former Gov. Marc Racicot—who Rehberg worked under—backed the bill and said Congress should pass it without delay. That was back in 2009. But apparently, it wasn’t enough for Rehberg, who

continued to fight Tester’s bill. To this day, he is still making false claims about the bill, and he even put politics first to stop it from becoming law last year. Again, because of Rehberg’s resistance nothing was accomplished. Smurfit-Stone announced it would close the mill the same week that Tester held his first Senate hearing on the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, but even that wasn’t enough of a wake-up call for Rehberg.

“I’m here to tell you that Rehberg cost me my job—and Sen. Jon Tester is the one who fought to save it.”

I was there in Seeley Lake when Tester introduced the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act to the town and mill workers in Seeley Lake. It is good to see that he is still fighting for those jobs. His bill, which will breathe life back into our timber industry, will be taken up after the election. It’s not too late to save western Montana’s timber industry and the jobs it supports. If you care about the future of western Montana, I urge you to support Tester and send Rehberg—and his false claims about Tester’s record—packing. Mark Vosburgh Missoula

Veterans for Tester We are veterans of World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of us served in a time when fascism was a threat to our way of life, others marched through

the jungles of Vietnam, some patrolled the streets of Baghdad and Kandahar and others protected our national interests right here at home. We all proudly call Montana home and we are grateful for the work Sen. Jon Tester has done on our behalf in the U.S. Senate. When we asked Tester to represent our voice in the Senate in 2006, the G.I. Bill had fallen behind the dramatically increasing cost of a college education, and the VA wasn’t prepared for the health care and employment challenges returning servicemembers faced when they came home. Now, due in large part to Tester’s hard work, the post-9/11 G.I. bill is making it possible for thousands of Montana veterans to attend college and become leaders in their communities. And the VA has begun taking real steps toward meeting the needs of the young men and women returning from war. Tester is personally responsible for nearly quadrupling the mileage reimbursement rate from what it was a few years ago. His efforts are making it possible for our rural veterans to access the care they need. Just this month Tester helped break ground on the Billings VA Clinic expansion after securing the project. And because of his support, the psychiatric hospital at Ft. Harrison has begun seeing patients. We still have a long way to go. In the next few years, thousands of veterans will return home from Afghanistan. As we write, these brave troops are patrolling the mountains of Kandahar. They’re facing IEDs. They’re hunting down the Taliban. They’re taking care of each other. Now it’s time for us to take care of them. When our brave men and women return home, they’ll come back to a tough job market. Some will have invisible wounds; traumatic brain injuries from roadside bombs, post-traumatic stress that will make some of their lives almost unbearable. They’ll be coming home as money is running short in every part of the federal budget. Our young veterans need a senator who understands that when the time comes for budget cuts, services for our servicemembers aren’t on the chopping block. They will need a senator who will uphold the sacred obligation we have to those who have selflessly decided to serve. In our view, Jon Tester is the right man for the job. Andrew Person, on behalf of a group of 14 Montana veterans Missoula


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WEEK IN REVIEW

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by Chad Harder

Wednesday, October 24 A state judge orders Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill to stop spending a $500,000 donation he received from the Montana Republican Party. Hill accepted the money during a six-day gap between court cases that lifted the state’s donation limits.

Thursday, October 25 A long-horned bull gores and kills 44-yearold rancher Michael Nevins, of Shepherd, in Yellowstone County. The Billings Gazette reports the bull is of a breed known for horns that can extend seven feet tip to tip. The animal is euthanized the next day.

Friday, October 26 A Montana bankruptcy judge converts Vann’s case from a Chapter 11, which dictates the process of a reorganization, to a Chapter 7, which allows for asset liquidation. Vann’s CEO Jerry McConnell says the move is designed to expedite the sale of the company.

Saturday, October 27 After losing four of its previous five games, the University of Montana football team lets out its frustrations on Idaho State University. The Griz light up the scoreboard in a 70-24 thumping of the Bengals at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Sunday, October 28 Griz offensive tackle Trevor Poole is arrested early in the morning for allegedly buying two ecstasy pills at the Disco Bloodbath III rave just north of Missoula. Poole, 20, of Spokane, faces a felony drug charge and is suspended indefinitely from the team and university.

Monday, October 29 A Missoula judge declares a mistrial after a jury can’t agree on whether controversial medical marijuana entrepreneur Jason Christ really meant it when, in 2010, he allegedly threatened to blow up a Verizon store on South Reserve.

Tuesday, October 30 The Montana Supreme Court reverses Timothy J. Longjaw’s burglary conviction stemming from a 2009 incident in which Longjaw forced his way into a mentally disabled woman’s apartment in Missoula and sexually assaulted her. The rape conviction stands.

Activists with Mercy for Animals stand vigil Oct. 25 at the Reserve Street Walmart, protesting the chain’s purchase of pork from factory farms.

Blackfoot

Suit filed over tailings burial The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Forest Service deliberated for years over where to relocate one million cubic yards of toxic mine tailings ensconced in the earthen Mike Horse Dam located above the headwaters of the Blackfoot River. In July, they picked a piece of ground about 12 miles east of Lincoln known as Section 35, a decision that infuriated neighbors who can expect tens of thousands of truckloads of tailings to pass by their homes in the coming years. Now, in a last-ditch effort to stop the construction of a tailings repository across from their home, Mike and Barbara Grimes have filed suit. The suit names four defendants, most notably the DEQ and Sieben Ranch Company, owned by John Baucus, brother of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. The Sieben Ranch holds the mineral rights to the neighboring 355-acre Section 35 and has agreed to sell those rights to the state for $255,000. The sale is contingent upon tests currently underway that will de-

termine whether or not the property is a safe location for a tailings landfill. The Grimes’ case centers on the “reserve restrictive easement” the Sieben Ranch entered into when, in 1999, it sold part of Section 35 to Geographic Investments Group, which subsequently sold the property to Stimson Lumber Company. Stimson owes the state about $300,000 for cleanup work at the Bonner mill, and offered the land to the state in lieu of payment. The Grimeses claim the easement was one of the reasons they purchased 132 acres from the Sieben Ranch, also in 1999. The easement was intended to, according to the suit, “maintain the rural, agricultural and ranching, timber productivity, timber harvest and natural scenic qualities of the area.” But the easement was terminated when the Sieben Ranch agreed to sell the state Section 35’s mineral rights, a move the Grimeses argue should have required their consent. Mike Grimes says in an emailed statement that he and his wife wouldn’t be in the “pathetic situation” of suing Baucus, who he calls a friend of 40 years, had the DEQ and Forest Service been more transparent

throughout the repository selection process. It’s a claim the agencies have repeatedly rejected. Matthew Frank

Religion

Pinehaven under fire, again The Montana ACLU is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether Illinois state courts are breaking the law by sentencing juveniles to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch in Saint Ignatius. “It’s a compulsion of religion that violates our constitutional right to separation of church and state,” says ACLU staff attorney Anna Conley. The request comes on the heels of multiple allegations of abuse launched by former residents and staffers against the private home for troubled kids. Four former employees claim in interviews, notarized affidavits and written statements obtained by the Independent that other Pinehaven staffers used excessive force—such as choking—to subdue residents. Former employees also say that Pinehaven youth receive insufficient medical and psychiatric care. In Tweet Deals!

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[news] 2004, a Pinehaven staffer received a 10-year prison sentence for raping two underage residents. Another Pinehaven employee alleged in written testimony that in 2006 a female Pinehaven staffer had a year-long “affair” with a 17-year-old boy who lived at the home. A 2010 investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department found the home hadn’t violated any laws. Pinehaven founder Bob Larsson has consistently defended the home’s methods for managing young residents. Pinehaven drew national attention in March when CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” reported on the alleged abuse. Cooper’s show highlighted the fact that Illinois state courts have ordered dozens of youth to Pinehaven during the course of several years. At least one of those juveniles came from Lawrence County, Ill. Lawrence County prosecutor Lisa Wade says all individuals sentenced through the Lawrence County court must consent to attend a religious facility before being ordered to Pinehaven. “It’s not mandatory,” Wade says. Pinehaven alum James Mason solicited help from the ACLU. He says problems at Pinehaven stem largely from insufficient state oversight. Montana law requires that all “private alternative adolescent residential and outdoor programs” be licensed through the state Department of Labor and Industry. But the Montana Legislature has exempted religious homes such as Pinehaven. A 2011 bill that would have removed that exemption died in committee. Mason says he’s now pleased to have the ACLU’s help, but after years of fighting to protect other Pinehaven kids, he’s unsure that federal authorities will fill the oversight void left by the state. “I don’t expect the DOJ to act on it,” he says. The DOJ did not return messages from the Independent seeking comment for this article. Jessica Mayrer

Hunting

Not just elk in them hills In early October, a bird hunter in the Mud Lake area near Bigfork came face-to-face with a grizzly bear. He fired off a shot in self defense, damaging one of the sow’s eyes. Biologists from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured the bear a few weeks later, and a Kalispell veterinarian removed the eye and stitched up the wound. The incident underscored an alert issued statewide by FWP just before the opening of the gen-

eral rifle season Oct. 20: Expect and be prepared to see bears. Mild weather this fall has contributed to keeping black bears and grizzlies more active, the release said, and food is scarce in areas like the Rocky Mountain Front hit by summer drought and wildfires. FWP region 1 spokesman John Fraley says it’s not unusual for hunters in the Flathead to bump into bears. That’s why FWP encourages hunters every year to carry bear spray. Check stations are abuzz with reports of bear sightings, Fraley says. While the Flathead Valley did have an abnormally wet summer

and food crops were good, he warns that the bear population is dense and bears are still building up calories before winter. “You put all those hunters out there, and you have a recovered grizzly bear population, you’re going to have those encounters,” Fraley says. “It’s just law of averages.” In Region 2, FWP’s Jamie Jonkel notes the bear world is pretty quiet. He’s heard of a half-dozen or so hunters who have come into contact with grizzlies, but none have been charged. Black bears have been an even lesser issue. Poor apple crops in the Rattlesnake haven’t offered bears the “gravy train” they normally do, Jonkel says. The lack of encounters hasn’t stopped Jonkel from taking precautions. Last year, FWP handed out 100 free canisters of bear spray to hunters whose names were drawn for weekly access to two block management areas up the Blackfoot, Shanley Creek and Dick Creek. Jonkel says the agency is on par to pass out a similar number of canisters again this fall. Alex Sakariassen

BY THE NUMBERS

35

Wolves harvested statewide so far in the 2012 wolf-hunting season. Of that total, 12 were harvested in west central Montana.

Fuel

Bad timing for pellet mill fire Dan Cline has a problem. The owner of Missoula’s Hollywood Sheds, which also sells wood pellets, has plenty of Eureka Pellet Mills’ least expensive pellets in stock. But he’s been waiting about five weeks, he says, for the company to deliver the 100 tons of Eureka Elite pellets he ordered. “I’ve got lots of [customers] who’ve been waiting,” says Cline, who’s not sure when the pellets will finally arrive. “[Eureka] has been putting me off.” The delay, which comes just as pellet stove owners are stocking up on fuel for the winter, can be blamed on a fire that destroyed Eureka’s pellet mill in Superior on Oct. 16. Ernie Johnson, president of Missoula’s Johnson Bros Contracting, the parent company of Eureka Pellet Mills, says at least half of the mill burned to the ground, including much of the indoor pellet-making equipment. There wasn’t much fuel inside the mill at the time, but, Johnson says, “Once it gets going, it doesn’t take much sawdust and fuel around to make a big fire.” The blaze left the company, which stocks retailers throughout the region, scrambling to meet demand by ramping up production at its mill in Eureka. Johnson says it will take another week or two to get back on track. “We’re not quite keeping up with it right now,” he says, “but we have every intention by the middle of December of being able to make some more in Superior.” That would be good news for Superior, considering that the mill is one of the town’s biggest employers. “It’s rather devastating for the whole community, and we know in this tight economy that all jobs lost are very serious,” Superior Mayor Michael Wood told the local Fox affiliate shortly after the fire. The fire hasn’t created a pellet emergency yet. Steve Weiler, the manager of Ace Hardware in the Trempers Shopping Center, says his store bought enough of the Eureka Premium pellets early in the season to keep customers stocked, at least for now. “We’ve got as many as anybody might want for a while,” he says. Matthew Frank

ETC. The endless debate over where bison can and can’t roam in Montana stepped in a mud pie recently. Several northeastern Montana landowners peeved over the presence of Yellowstone bison on the Fort Peck Reservation, and frustrated with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ ongoing talks of establishing a new free-ranging herd, decided to back out of their block management contracts. The act sends a clear message to the public: Side with us, or hunter access to our land is kaput. Holding access to land hostage isn’t an uncommon political tactic. When President Clinton designated the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, conservatives decried it as a federal land grab. Some countered by withdrawing their private lands from public access. When Montana inherited wolf management back in 2009, a rancher in the Big Hole Valley didn’t like how FWP was going about it. He withdrew from the block management program. We’re all for protesting government acts we disagree with, and we’re not in the habit of saying what landowners should do with private property. But the landowners are off target in terms of who this will affect. The intent of this latest protest is partly to limit hunting opportunity and bleed permit revenues from FWP. But the impact to FWP will be nominal compared to the impact of turning away dozens of hunters who already have their licenses. Most will simply hunt elsewhere; only 50 of the 1,300 block management participants statewide canceled their contracts for various reasons this year. Hunters who do notice a change will probably just be irked that neighbors are robbing them to rob the state. In the end, this block management dispute seems pointless. FWP’s bison management plan is years from completion. There will be plenty of public input in the interim. Hopefully this protest is the final cry of outrage from those most ardent opponents. Bison have already returned to the plains. While the September brush fire at Fort Peck claimed the lives of 10 bison, none broke out. So far, that big sky doesn’t appear to be falling.

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Choose wisely The Independent’s 2012 election endorsements by Independent staff

U.S. Senate: Jon Tester Jon Tester is fond of complaining that Washington, D.C., is broken. Both sides of the aisle have become increasingly entrenched, refusing to compromise and holding proposals hostage for electionyear gain. All too often our leaders get sucked into partisan squabbles that rarely reflect the opinions and desires of citizens. So it behooves Montana to select a candidate who will actively represent as broad a base as possible.

Congressman Dennis Rehberg, Tester’s challenger, has failed to draft a single substantial proposal in six full terms—a troubling stat to say the least. He’d like voters to think that his opposition to Rep. Paul Ryan’s disastrous budget proposal makes him a party maverick. Yet his voting record and party-line campaign platform say otherwise. Tester has accomplished much more in his single term, drafting bill after bill benefiting special interests, like combat veterans, who have subsequently supported his reelection bid. He’s done so while being one of the most transparent politicians in D.C. That’s not to say Tester doesn’t have his downsides. His silence on gay marriage and medical marijuana have been a constant source of frustration for us. And the Indy hasn’t been the strongest proponent of Tester’s flagship bill, the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. But our stance there has more to do with our doubts about the demand for processed lumber than anything else. The important thing here is that Tester has proved he’s willing to work with both sides, and that he’s not representing one side over another. Bottom line: Tester is working for the broadest base of Montanans possible. Sometimes we’re not sure Rehberg’s working at all. That’s why we endorse Tester for a second term.

U.S House of Representatives: Kim Gillan In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans picked up 63 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and John Boehner, R-Ohio, took the speaker gavel from Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Ever since, House Republicans have resorted to political sabotage, nixing even the most moderate policy proposals. It seems compromise has never been more elusive. We don’t believe Republican U.S. House candidate Steve Daines, a businessman from

Bozeman with no lawmaking experience, would do anything to solve the gridlock. Considering he wants to repeal Obamacare, slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and keep tax rates low on the wealthy, he’s more likely to be a rubber stamp for Boehner and company. Daines’ “More jobs, less government” slogan may resonate with disaffected voters, but it shows, as did his debate performances, that he grossly oversimplifies the challenges facing our country. Gillan, a Democrat from Billings, is better suited to work across the aisle in Washington, D.C. It’s what she has done

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for 16 years as a state legislator. Only twice in her eight sessions were Democrats in the majority, yet she was able to pass important legislation, such as requiring insurance companies to cover those with diabetes and autism. Unfortunately, despite her legislative leadership, Gillan isn’t well-known, and her campaign, which has raised about $1 million less than Daines’, has struggled to convey to voters her problem-solving track record. She hasn’t run a superior campaign, but she’s clearly the superior candidate.

Governor: Steve Bullock Montana is about to experience one heck of a culture shock. For the first time in eight years, the governor’s mansion will not double as the green room to the state’s most entertaining political performance. No more bolo ties. No more grand colloquialisms. Fewer national television appearances. Brian Schweitzer (and Jag) are leaving— and, as the termed-out governor might put it, he’s leaving a big pair of cowboy boots to fill. We may have grown tired of Schweitzer’s shtick back in 2005, and remain critical of some of his policies (“clean” coal), but overall the guy provided some impressive results. We’d like to see that momentum continued, and not slide back to the dark days of Judy Martz. Former Congressman Rick Hill strikes us as a step backward. The Republican served in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms, from 1997 to 2000, before deciding not to run for reelection due to health issues. His return to the political spotlight at age 66 has been highlighted by a desire to tap Montana’s natural resource potential, reform K-12 education and institute something called “priority budgeting.” None of that sounds appealing: the state’s already reeling from years of reckless natural resource development, in need of more education funding, not less, and currently carries a $400-plus million budget surplus. Hill’s plans sound stuck in the ’90s, when he voted with Republicans 92 percent of the time in Congress. His more recent insis-

tence on keeping a dubious $500,000 donated by the state GOP during a temporary loophole does nothing to improve our view of him. Bullock, 46, isn’t perfect, but he often ends up on the right side of issues we care about. We particularly like how he’s protected middle-class Montanans by fighting to raise the minimum wage, vowing to veto any right-to-work bill if elected governor and guaranteeing access to public lands. He has also provided innovative ideas for combating the state’s drunk driving problem—something that’s long overdue—with his 24/7 Sobriety Program. We could pick apart his selective decisions to stand up for state rights—it’s apparently paramount when fighting Citizens United, but less so with medical marijuana or, as his critics vigorously point out, universal health care— but not to the point of changing our minds. Hill had his time to lead, and did so with dubious results. When it comes to filling Schweitzer’s boots, we believe Bullock is the best choice.

Secretary of State: Linda McCulloch We’ve seen this race before. Four years ago, McCulloch narrowly defeated Republican Brad Johnson when he was the incumbent. Now Johnson’s vying to get his old job back. We’re simply not comfortable with that prospect. After McCulloch’s victory in 2008, Johnson attempted to issue $58,000 in bonuses to nine of his staff. McCulloch blocked the bonuses, which were later ruled illegal by the Department of Administration. McCulloch also noted substantial budgetary problems when she inherited Johnson’s office. McCulloch has accomplished a lot in her tenure as Montana’s chief election official. Absentee voter participation has skyrocketed. The election-night reporting system has improved dramatically. And McCulloch landed an endorsement from the predictably conservative Montana Chamber of Commerce. Johnson wants to do away with sameday voter registration and implement a voter identification law in Montana. He claims the state’s elections are under threat from voter fraud by Canadians, a popular mantra among conservatives masking attempts to disenfranchise legal left-leaning voters. By comparison, McCulloch continues to work toward an election system that’s smoother, easier and more

efficient for everyone. Sounds like a solid choice to us.

Attorney General: Pam Bucy The state’s next attorney general will have significant sway in how Montana law is interpreted and enforced, from assisting local criminal prosecutions to investigating alleged law enforcement corruption. The job is made even weightier by the fact that Montana’s AG is automatically appointed to one of five seats on the Montana Land Board, which is charged with managing the state’s timber and mineral resources, including coal and natural gas extraction from publicly owned lands. Republican Tim Fox has more than 25 years experience in Montana’s court system in criminal and civil law. We find it notable that he’s worked on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) and the Montana Family Foundation. Both are conservative organizations that draw from biblical values while working to shape legal policy. As Montana debates whether to grant same-sex couples domestic benefit rights, we worry that Fox’s socially conservative leanings could further hinder progress toward equality. We’re also concerned about promises he’s made to champion resource extraction from his seat on the Land Board. Democrat Pam Bucy takes a more temperate approach to resource extraction, one that’s earned her support from the Montana Conservation Voters and contributed to our decision to endorse her. Bucy’s seven-year tenure as an executive assistant attorney general is also worth noting, as is her extensive work with the Department of Labor and Industry. We believe Bucy is best equipped for the job.

State Auditor: Monica Lindeen This one’s easy: Carefully and completely fill the oval next to Monica Lindeen’s name. Her opponent, Republican Derek Skees, is simply unelectable. Skees, a state legislator from Whitefish, is the epitome of what’s wrong with the Montana Legislature. Last session, he sponsored 23 bills, all of which were too extreme even for the Republican-dominated House and Senate. A few examples: He proposed allowing students to take


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firearms to school, rendering conservation easements meaningless, nullifying any federal law that the state deems unconstitutional and repealing the state’s renewable energy standard. A man so opposed to various forms of basic regulation doesn’t seem suited for a position that requires oversight of insurance and securities regulation. Nor is he fit to sit on the state Land Board, a body that decides how best to generate revenue from School Trust lands. Lindeen is not the most inspiring candidate, but her work is solid. She has handled well the tough job of implementing the federal Affordable Care Act as hostile legislators—Skees among them—have futilely tried to obstruct it. And we support her efforts to give the state auditor power to review health-insurance rate increases. We’d like to see more proactive work from her during a second term.

State Superintendent: Denise Juneau Another easy one. No other politician has impressed us as much as Juneau, who four years ago became the first American Indian woman to be elected to statewide executive office in Montana. During her first term, she helped increase student test scores in math and reading, promoted more sustainable local foods in school lunchrooms, stood up against cumbersome No Child Left Behind reporting policies, and had the courage to be the only member of the Land Board to vote against leasing state-owned coal tracts at Otter Creek. We’re not the only ones who recognize a bold, innovative and articulate leader when we see one. President Obama invited her to speak at the Democratic National Convention in September. That address was a sign that Juneau is bound for bigger things. In the meantime, we’re going to appreciate her work overseeing Montana’s schools, and strongly endorse her for a second term.

Missoula Board of County Commissioners: Jean Curtiss Three Democrats currently fill the Missoula Board of County Commissioners, which causes some concern about lack of differing viewpoints. But that’s not reason enough to oust Curtiss, who has built a strong track record during her 12 years on the board. Curtiss deftly balances economic development and environmental protection. She’s a founding member of the Missoula Economic Partnership and president of the BitterRoot Economic Development District’s board of directors, and has advocated for the cleanup of the Milltown Dam and

former Smurfit-Stone mill site. She also has backed the protection of agriculture and open space around the county. Curtiss’ balance is in stark contrast to the growth-at-all-costs ideology of her opponent, Republican Mark Brady. A staunch supporter of the free market, private property rights, lower taxes and limited government, Brady’s isn’t the sort of differing viewpoint we think reflects Missoula County’s diversity, nor would it likely foster moderate approaches to economic development and other issues important to rural and urban residents alike. We’re confident that Curtiss is the better candidate, and believe she deserves another term.

corporations aren’t people—a grossly oversimplified argument in a very complex debate. We’re troubled by the Pandora’s piggybank the Supreme Court opened in Citizens United. But a constitutional amendment is a long-shot. An initiative charging Montana’s congressional delegation with proposing one is even longer. Never mind that 166 won’t solve much; wealthy individuals can still donate unlimited cash to super PACs, and super PACs can still spend that cash limitlessly thanks to another court case, Speechnow.org v. FEC. If you have a strong opinion one way or the other, go ahead, vote. Just don’t be surprised if nothing changes after Election Day.

Montana Public Service Commission: Gail Gutsche

Legislative Referendum 121: Against

The PSC is charged with regulating how much we pay for water, power and phone service. As such, it significantly impacts the financial lives of Montanans. During her first term as a PSC commissioner, Gutsche, a Democrat, demonstrated a commitment to looking out for locals. That was clear in her decision last year to vote in favor of vetting the sale of Mountain Water to the nation’s largest private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. Her challenger, Republican Bob Lake of Hamilton, says the PSC should not have intervened. We disagree. Had the PSC not stepped in to scrutinize the sale, the city of Missoula would have had even less say in the future of its municipal water source. Lake has also criticized Gutsche’s vocal support of renewable energy, arguing that her advocacy goes beyond the PSC’s purview. Again, we disagree. In fact, the Independent appreciates Gutsche’s unapologetic support of green energy. We think she deserves another term.

How much time and energy do you spend worrying about Montana’s problem with illegal immigration? Like, if you were going to make a list of the state’s most pressing issues, would renegade Canadians coming south and sucking from our state services rank in the top 30? Top 50? Would it even make the list? LR 121 calls for denying certain state-funded services to those who have entered the United States illegally. The services under scrutiny include unemployment and disability benefits, student financial aid and applications for state license. Anyone not showing proper evidence of citizenship will be turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. We have a couple of problems here, starting with the fact that Montana isn’t exactly brimming with “noncitizens,” as the referendum politely puts it. LR 121 could discourage those few who are here from seeking medical coverage or reporting crimes for fear of being caught. It also reeks of boilerplate ballot language being used in other states, and not of something sincerely offered to serious Montana voters. More than anything, it promotes racial profiling and xenophobia. LR 121 is a waste of time and not worth the column it fills on the ballot.

Legislative Referendum 122 and Ballot Initiative 166: No endorsement It may seem like a punt, but we’re not convinced a vote on either of these ballot measures will accomplish anything. Take LR 122, which prohibits the state and federal governments from mandating the purchase of health insurance. This is a not-so-subtle attack on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It’s a crucial debate to have, but a ballot referendum is a useless gesture. In fact, LR 122 may be unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year. If it passes, critics anticipate a costly legal challenge. As for I-166, a vote for or against is purely symbolic. The measure calls for a constitutional amendment declaring that

Initiative Referendum 124: Against Initiative 124, which would reverse the 2011 legislative crackdown on medical

marijuana, gives Montanans a chance to be heard once more on the legitimacy of pot as a pain reliever. State voters OK’d medical marijuana by a wide margin in 2004. Then the U.S. Justice Department signaled a more relaxed attitude about the drug in 2009, leading to an unseemly green rush that added tens of thousands of patients and hundreds of providers to the rolls. Dismayed by the sudden saturation of budding businesses, the Republican legislature passed SB 423, which ended commercial sale of the drug. Coupled with aggressive federal prosecution of growers, that law has effectively broken the industry, despite getting hung up in court. We wonder: Since when do Americans eliminate entire industries because a few people game the system or because the regulatory structure is inadequate? If that’s going to be our M.O., shouldn’t we do away with commercial banking as well? And there’s no denying marijuana is an emerging industry. During its brief

flash across Montana, it employed hundreds of people and cycled tens of millions of dollars into the economy for everything from office rentals to agricultural supplies to advertising. That’s all up in smoke now, because the legislature opted to blast the golden road instead of making sensible repairs. Marijuana policy in this country is nuts, from top to bottom. I-124 won’t fix everything. But it would give the next legislature a better shot at a better law. And that’s what should have happened in the first place.

Voters should note that the presentation of I-124 on the ballot is potentially confusing. A vote for I-124 is a vote for the restrictive 2011 statute. We urge a vote against I-124, to reverse the 2011 repeal of the original medical marijuana law.

Legislative Referendum 120: Against If passed, LR 120 would require young women under the age of 16 to get permission from a parent before having an abortion. Medical providers found guilty of violating the law would face criminal prosecution, a $500 fine and up to six months in prison. As it stands, girls as young as 13 can now get an abortion without parental approval. Proponents of LR 120 say that doesn’t make sense, especially considering the law now requires minors get a parent’s “OK” to have their ears pierced.

In full context, the proponents’ argument begins to falter, however. According to the state Department of Public Health and Human Services, 20 girls under the age of 16 received abortions in Montana in 2011. Planned Parenthood of Montana, which tracks abortion-related statistics at its clinics, says 92 percent of girls under 16 who sought abortion services at the nonprofit during the past 15 years told their parents about the procedure. This referendum seeks to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. It’s clear to us that LR 120 marks just another misguided attempt to chip away at reproductive freedom. Abortion is awful. The need for it is awful. The way it divides our society is awful. The few young women who would be impacted by LR 120 have more than their fair share of trouble. And for all we know, the parents might be a part of it. editor@missoulanews.com

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VanTek’s Retraction Statement Regarding the former Smurfit-Stone pulp mill in Missoula, from Gordon Cassie, President of VanTek.

The purpose of this statement is to retract any statements I gave to the Missoula Independent newspaper regarding the former Smurfit-Stone pulp mill in Missoula, Montana (the “Mill”) which were not supported by any confidential financial disclosures of M2 Green Development, LLC, Raymond Stillwell, Mark Spizzo, Green Investment Group, Inc. (“GIGI”), or M2 Green, LLC in VanTek Inc. v GIGI et al., United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Case No. 3:11-cv-05479-RBL. These statements may have caused harm to the Mill’s owners, GIGI, or M2Green, LLC in their long-term efforts to complete the redevelopment of the Mill. I regret making any statements or any harm that I may have caused.

On April 11, 2012, my corporation, VanTek, Inc., dismissed with prejudice all claims we had pled against Raymond Stillwell, Mark Spizzo, Green Investment Group, Inc. (“GIGI”), M2Green, LLC, M2 Green Development, LLC, (collectively “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, at Tacoma, Washington, Case No. 3:11-cv-5479-RBL (“the Lawsuit”). After dismissing my suit, on April 12, 2012, I communicated an email to Mr. Matthew Frank, a reporter for the Missoula Independent newspaper regarding VanTek’s Lawsuit, including statements about my assessment of GIGI’s financial condition, and my decision to dismiss the Lawsuit. Mr. Frank then used those statements in his article in the newspaper titled” Has the Green Investment Group Sold Missoula Down the River?”, published in the Missoula Independent on April 19, 2012. I now wish to retract any statements regarding the financial condition of GIGI attributable to me, VanTek, or VanTek’s legal counsel in the April 19, 2012 article, as the statements were not supported by any review of GIGI’s confidential financial disclosures made in VanTek Inc. v GIGI et al., United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Case No. 3:11-cv-05479-RBL.

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As I shut the door on my way to work last month, something caught my eye: Two moose, a cow and a calf, stood just 20 yards away, looking as though they hoped I hadn’t noticed them—something hard to avoid doing, given their size. As I scrambled for my camera, they vanished into the forest in an instant. It’s at moments like this when we Westerners might wonder what the pioneers felt, traveling through a world that existed for millennia before the West began filling up with European settlers. That world is reduced to slivers today, mostly in parks and wilderness areas, where nature is deliberately set aside from the whims of man. Yet the moose in my Montana yard suggest a different story, one that emphasizes the human role in nature, its ever-changing state and our perceptions of what it ought to look like. Modern-day travelers to the West know the moose well. The homely ungulate has become a beloved symbol of Western life, featured on everything from restaurant signs to hotel wallpaper. But early travelers to the region reported seeing few or no moose. Lewis and Clark, for example, never personally encountered a single moose; their journals mention only one sighting, in 1806, by another member of the expedition who wounded a moose near the Blackfoot River in Montana. How could the expedition, which traveled extensively through what would today be considered prime moose habitat, encounter just one moose? Moose, it turns out, are newcomers to the American West; in many places, even homesteaders arrived first. Osborne Russell, who wrote detailed observations of his travels through Wyoming in the 1830s, made no reference at all to moose. Early explorers to Yellowstone had a similar experience. Moose were not documented there until the late 1800s, and

only after the turn of the century did they become established in Jackson Hole, now a modern moose mecca. Today, there are more moose in the West than perhaps at any point in history, and in general, we like it that way. When we spot one, we don’t cringe as we would with most “exotic” species. Instead, in an effort to increase tourism and hunting, states have introduced moose to regions never before inhabited by the ungainly ungulates with their oversized hooves.

“That there are moose in Yellowstone these days tells us something about nature and our role in it: Nature is a human concept.” Wyoming is now home to more than 7,000 moose, thanks to feeding and relocation efforts by state wildlife officials. Introduced to Colorado’s North Park in 1979, moose have now reached a population there of 1,600. As far south as Utah, where moose never roamed prior to European settlement, wildlife officials have supported their expansion. To some ecologists, though, adding moose to the wild amounts to a form of heresy. The traditional view of park ecology is that nature should be static and balanced. The influential Leopold Report, written by scientists in 1963 to guide

wildlife management in national parks, concluded that parks should be maintained “in the condition that prevailed when the area was first visited by the white man.” Where this was not possible, “a reasonable illusion of primitive America could be recreated.” This certainly suggests that there should be no moose in Yellowstone. That there are moose in Yellowstone these days tells us something about nature and our role in it: Nature is a human concept. Our values shape what it looks like, from earlier policies of predator control to the conservation efforts that attract moose to my yard today. Human action is part of the natural world, not the antithesis of it. The real illusion is that there ever was a stable, primitive America. Today, ecologists find that nature is anything but constant. As biologist Daniel Botkin has argued, the natural world is not “a Kodachrome still-life,” but rather “a moving picture show,” everchanging and, at times, completely random. When humans and their values are included, the result is perpetual change. Conservationists are beginning to embrace such change. Recently, the National Park Service revisited the Leopold Report and jettisoned the notion of parks as “vignettes of primitive America.” Parks are now to be managed for continuous change. Elsewhere, scientists are promoting the concept of the Anthropocene, a new geologic era in which humans and nature are inseparable. I think of the moose in my backyard as representing this new vision of conservation in the 21st century; it’s one that rejects the notion of a pristine past, recognizes the importance of human values and embraces change.

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COSTLY MEMORIES - The foundation that operates New York City’s National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center estimated the still-unfinished $700 million project will cost at least $60 million a year to operate, no doubt requiring a hefty government subsidy. Around $12 million a year will pay for private security, which foundation president Joe Daniels said is necessary to thwart terrorism at the site where the twin towers once stood. Operating the water fountains alone will cost up to $5 million annually. (Associated Press) WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED - Police responding to a domestic dispute in New London, Conn., said Richard Parker Jr., 36, attacked another man with a pillow, hitting him several times before stealing cash and his car. (Connecticut’s The Day) DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING - Fire officials blamed a blaze that caused $150,000 worth of damage to a house and garage in Aurora, Ill., on Samoan fire swords. The residents used the antique swords, which are doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire, in a traditional dance. When they finished, they wrapped the swords in towels and placed them in the garage. Investigators concluded the swords were either improperly extinguished or somehow reignited. (Chicago Tribune) SECOND-AMENDMENT FOLLIES - Thomas Grant, 24, accidentally shot his 8-year-old cousin after mistaking her for a skunk at a Halloween party, according to police in New Sewickley Township, Pa. The girl was wearing a black body costume and a black hat with a white tassel. Skunks are black with a white stripe. (Beaver County Times) SECOND AND TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT FOLLIES - The owners of a gun shop in Acworth, Ga., announced that their new $3.5 million shooting range will be a state-of-the-art facility, with a lounge that serves alcohol. “Georgia law allows persons with gun permits to bring their weapons into a restaurant that serves alcohol,” Kristina Brown said. “We are taking it even a step further.” (Atlanta’s WSB-TV)

HOMELAND INSECURITY - A $500,000 New York Port Authority patrol boat equipped to combat maritime assaults on JFK International Airport by terrorists sank during a training exercise after a veteran police sergeant opened a hatch below the waterline. When the starboard engine of the aluminum-hull catamaran began vibrating, some on board suspected a piece of driftwood or rope was clogging the engine. The sergeant followed the advice of a civilian safety instructor to open the hatch to look for an obstruction. The vessel sank within 30 minutes. The mishap came a month after the Port Authority’s high-tech $100 million Perimeter Intrusion Detection airport security system failed to detect a man whose Jet Ski ran out of gas in Jamaica Bay. He climbed a fence at JFK, crossed two active runways and flagged down a baggage handler for help. (New York Post)

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS - When Joshua O’Gorman, 27, and Daniel Mansell, 33, appeared in a British court for sentencing after pleading guilty to attempted burglary, they asked the judge to take into account that the homeowner shot them, insisting the shooting injured and traumatized them in what their attorney described as akin to a “near-death experience.” Leicester crown court Judge Michael Pert was unmoved and sentenced them to four years in jail. “Being shot is not mitigation,” he declared. “If you burgle a house in the country where the householder owns a legally held shotgun, that is the chance you take. You cannot come to court and ask for a lighter sentence because of it.” (Britain’s The Guardian) An unidentified tree trimmer was killed in Hollywood, Calif., after he was “physically trapped beneath massive palm fronds” 30 feet off the ground, authorities said. “Palm fronds like this,” Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department noted, “have been known to weigh as much as half a ton.” According to John Ball, a South Dakota State University forestry professor, the odds of tree workers being killed “are one in 3,000.” (Los Angeles Times)

LANDING-STRIP MINING - Officials from two southern Virginia counties said a three-year battle with federal regulators has held up plans to lengthen the runway at Grundy Municipal Airport so it can accommodate corporate jets. The dispute centers on whether the upgrade is an airport project or a coal mine. The feds insist the runway project requires a mining permit because local authorities plan to sell any coal dug up during the expansion to help finance the $60 million upgrade. But attorneys advised local authorities that a municipality could not hold a mining permit. Officials maintain the upgrade is essential to promoting economic development in the poverty-stricken region. Donnie Rife, head of the Dickenson County Board of Supervisors, said the delay has cost an estimated $20 million because the price of coal has dropped during the three-year dispute. (The Washington Times)

MENSA REJECT OF THE WEEK - Authorities accused Dakoda Garren, 19, of stealing an antique coin collection, estimated to be worth $100,000, from a home in Woodland, Wash., and then spending some of the rare coins at face value to buy pizza and movie tickets. (Vancouver’s The Daily News) NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT - With China’s 11 health ministry sperm banks unable to meet demand by childless couples, a black market for sperm is thriving. Noting that freelance donors suggest impregnation by intercourse is easier and more reliable than artificial injection, Li Shaohua, 28, the organizer of an online group of voluntary sperm donors, said couples insist on trying artificial insemination first but in the end usually resort to sex with the donor. (Indo-Asian News Service) Compiled from mainstream news sources by Roland Sweet.

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YOUR GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE ELECTION’S LAST DAYS TALE OF THE TAPE JUST HOW BIG IS THE BOUT BETWEEN TESTER AND REHBERG? Montana’s Senate race leads the rest of the country in television ad counts, with a total of 25,211 ads aired between Oct. 1 and Oct. 21. That equals roughly 378,165 minutes of airtime, or the same amount of time it would take to watch all nine seasons of “Seinfeld” twice. Jon Tester’s campaign ranked first by airing 5,485 individual ads between Oct. 1 and Oct. 21, followed by Rehberg with 5,058, the National Republican Senatorial Committee with 4,185 and Crossroads GPS with 3,809. As of Oct. 30, the Federal Election Commission reported $21.6 million in independent expenditures made by 40 third-party organizations in Montana’s Senate race. The expenditures are roughly the same as what Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick made in salary and endorsements over the last year. Karl Rove’s nonprofit Crossroads GPS has spent an estimated $5 million on advertising opposing Tester. Republicans only need to win four seats in the U.S. Senate in 2012 to gain a party majority. Six seats nationwide are considered “in play” this election, including Montana’s.

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SMALLER RACES YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING, BUT PROBABLY AREN’T HD 99: Dudik vs. Marbut The race to succeed Democrat Betsy Hands is full of intrigue. On one side there’s Gary Marbut, a Republican, gun-rights advocate, organic gardener and self-described energy efficiency “guru” who’s been endorsed by the Montana Cannabis Industry Association. On the other is Democrat Kimberly Dudik, a former assistant state attorney general, registered nurse and mother of two. While Marbut describes himself as a libertarian and cuts across traditional conservative ideology, he and Dudik have stark philosophical differences that adhere to their respective party platforms. For example, Marbut’s against Obamacare and Dudik supports it; Marbut’s organization, the Montana Shooting Sports Association, fought alongside American Tradition Partnership in a lawsuit that reversed Montana’s century-old ban on corporate campaign spending, while Dudik is critical of recent judicial decisions like Citizens United that loosen campaign spending restrictions. A Marbut win would surprise (in 2010, Hands took 57 percent of the vote, compared to Republican Brian Barnett’s 34 percent), though when a Republican earns the backing of the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, all bets are off. Lake County Justice of the Peace This race is a movie script in the making. First of all, the position’s open because former Lake County Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall abruptly resigned in August amid sexual harassment complaints. That opened the door for an unusually large field of 12 candidates to appear on the ballot. But the star of the script is former Lake County detective Steve Kendley. Hoping to put an end to allegations of misconduct in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, Kendley ran for sheriff in 2010, but lost to current Sheriff Jay Doyle. Then, in February of this year, Kendley and four other current and former Lake County law enforcement officers filed a federal lawsuit against Doyle, alleging that Doyle and other colleagues retaliated against them for bringing forward evidence of wrongdoing within the department. And then, in August, Doyle fired Kendley because Doyle said he couldn’t accommodate a wrist injury Kendley suffered during a SWAT training exercise in late 2009. Kendley subsequently filed a grievance against Doyle, claiming that he violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Kendley told the Indy in August that when he graduated from the law enforcement academy in 2005, “my badge was pretty shiny, and I believed absolutely that if a cop said it, that’s the truth.” But after working

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Any Democrat running in Ravalli County Many Republicans in Ravalli County are, frankly, a little nuts. The all-Republican Ravalli County Board of Commissioners, for example, has been working over the past year to return the heavily forested Bitterroot Valley to a resource extraction-based economy through “coordination,” a scheme that basically attempts to usurp federal control of federal lands. Good luck with that. As elected officials in Ravalli County move further and further to the right, it’s interesting to watch Democrats’ campaigns. John Ormiston is a Democrat looking to add a modicum of ideological diversity to the board by filling the commission seat being vacated by Matt Kanenwisher. Ormiston’s a wildlife biologist campaigning on the “rational” use of natural resources. He’s been an NRA member since 1964. We’ll see if his gun cred can overcome the “D” next to his name. Jan Wisniewski, of Hamilton, a candidate for House District 87, also has a “D” next to his name, but he’s been accused of being a Republican disguised as a Democrat. To wit, he wants to repeal Obamacare and end subsidies for renewable energy. “I’ve been called a libertarian,” he told the Indy earlier this year. “I’ve been called a DINO [Democrat In Name Only]…I was called a tea partyer, a right-wing conservative–they’ve called me everything but a Democrat. That’s what I am. I’ve voted Democrat more times in my life than I have Libertarian.” Only in Ravalli County. HD 94: Hill vs. Hellegaard This race features a rarity in a state legislative race: two well-known politicos duking it out. Republican Lyn Hellegaard is best known for her one-term stint on Missoula City Council, where she represented Ward 4. Her vote against the anti-discrimination ordinance inspired Caitlin Copple, a gay-rights activist, to challenge Hellegaard and ultimately oust her by a slim 185 votes. Now Hellegaard has her sights set on a state House seat. Democratic incumbent Ellie Hill has only one term under her belt, but her name recognition extends far beyond Helena. She is the former executive director of Missoula’s Poverello Center, the state’s largest homeless shelter, and in 2010 Time magazine named her to its “40 under 40” list of “rising stars” in American politics.” It’s worth nothing that the city’s Ward 4, which Hellegaard represented, overlaps with HD 94, meaning both candidates are well-known in that part of town.


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Libertarian Gary Johnson, President Republican-cum-libertarian Gary Johnson is a man few will vote for and even fewer have heard of, yet he may play a key role in a presidential election going down to the wire. The former two-term New Mexico governor polls well in Western swing states like Colorado and Nevada, and has drawn support from a wide range of disenfranchised voters. Johnson depicts himself as more conservative than Romney on fiscal issues (he’d do away with the Internal Revenue Service) and more liberal than Obama on social issues (he supports legalization of marijuana). Johnson’s no Ross Perot, but he could still introduce some chaos in key battleground states.

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Libertarian David Kaiser, U.S. House of Representatives Kaiser may not be a household name, but he has a distinct advantage in Montana’s U.S. House race: nobody really knows who Democrat Kim Gillan or Republican Steve Daines are either. The overall anonymity gives Kaiser an abnormally level playing field for a third-party candidate. The business consultant from Victor has provided an odd sideshow during the campaign. During one House debate this fall, Kaiser was asked how he felt the federal government should handle funding for Pell grants. “Just reduce tuition,” he replied. His answer to why he would repeal Obamacare quickly deteriorated into an unintelligible string of words until he finally cut himself off mid-sentence. Kaiser is an awkward, seemingly ill-informed candidate who is simply “sick and tired” of federal intrusion, but in a wide-open race anything is possible. Libertarian Dan Cox, U.S. Senate If there’s one dark horse Montanans should be paying particular attention to, it’s Cox. The Bitterroot Valley libertarian is on the Senate ticket next to Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg, who are literally neck-and-neck in the polls. It’s not that Cox has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning; he’s consistently polled around 8 percent. It’s that with an estimated 2 percent of voters undecided in the Senate race, Cox could tip the scales dramatically. During the Kalispell debate, Cox’s strongest moments were his appeals to undecideds fed up with the current political climate. “We keep hearing that Rehberg or Tester is the wrong choice,” he said. “I agree with both.” He positioned himself as a viable alternative. Montana’s Senate race is already primed to come down to just a few thousand votes; considering the Senate majority may hang in the balance, that makes this the most critical election in the state this year. How much of that 2 percent Cox bleeds away from Tester and Rehberg, as well as where his existing 8 percent sits on the political spectrum, will be a deciding factor in the outcome.

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FOUR MORE BEERS SHOTS A PARTISAN DRINKING GAME FOR ELECTION NIGHT If we’re all going to spend a night collectively watching maps being colored, numbers being crunched and untold futures being saved/ruined, we may as well have some fun. The rules of this game are easy: Make both of the drinks listed below. When a Republican is declared the winner of a state race, take a shot of the red drink. If a Democrat wins, grab for the blue. Just be sure to play the same way you vote—responsibly. Blue drink: Mix a shot of spiced rum with a dash of Liquid Ice Energy Drink (hey, you’re going to be up awhile watching these results). Add ice, stir. Red drink: Pour a half-shot of Irish cream over a half-shot of Sambuca. Then trickle a dash of grenadine over a spoon for red coloring and to give the impression of a mushroom cloud.

HOW TO REGISTER AT THE LAST MINUTE Maybe you moved recently. Maybe you just turned 18. Maybe those voter-registration bunnies on the UM campus intimidate you. Whatever the reason, you are now days from the election and are still not registered to vote. Let us help you catch up. Montana offers late and same-day voter registration, but you must get off the couch and head to the election center at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. Once there, the process is easy: Provide your name, address and a driver’s license and you’ll receive a voter packet and absentee ballot. There’s only one hitch: you must return your ballot to the election office before or on election day. If late registration inspires a sudden concern about your voting status, rest easy. Anyone can visit the Montana Secretary of State website (sos.mt.gov) and click on My Voter Page. Fill in your name and date of birth and you can view your status and track your absentee ballot.

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[arts]

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ow do we quantify the value of America’s forests? Can it be measured in board-feet of timber? The number of log trucks filled in a day, or the number of people employed in mills? Or can we measure worth in ways that are less quantifiable, say ecological or recreational value? Whose voices belong in these debates? Oregon-based artist Renee Couture raises all these questions in her new show, It May Take Longer, which opens Nov. 2 at The Brink Gallery. The ideas behind the exhibit spring from the town of Roseburg and the surrounding county, where Couture lives. “I live in a historically timber-dependent community,” Couture says. “I was trying to make sense of the things I heard and saw, from people very much on different ends of the conversation.” Couture wends her way through fraught territory centered on the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She wonders if “ecological needs can be taken care of while also taking care of the community.”

Couture grapples with these ideas by using actual artifacts from the timber industry. A main component of the exhibit features archival field cruise cards—the forms that timber cruisers fill out to tell loggers the number of trees to cut in a certain area, how they should be harvested, what type of trees occupy a certain plot and who is in charge of the sale. The cards she uses are old, creased and muddy, the handwriting coarse, the information full of jargon and abbreviations. They detail long hours of running chainsaws and skidders in Oregon’s rainy forests. Couture took these archival cards and overlaid them with black-and-white photographs and drawings of animals, plants and people in a collage. The imagery abstractly suggests different approaches to forest management. “I got the cruise cards at the BLM in Roseburg,” she says. “I just thought they were so beautiful. I’m interested in the sort of coded language that’s on them. There’s a sense of place, time and the hand

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of the person writing. It’s one way of valuing the landscape, and it’s so quantifiable, and then there’s all the other stuff layered over it—the critters, the flowers—and that’s a little more difficult to place a monetary value on.” The images are precise and lovely, but also fanciful: a man and a woman play chess, and she sports a rack of antlers. A creature that is half-bear and half-deer grows a field of morels on its back. A vulture confers with an orating bear. Feathers appear to fall from the sky. The show also includes sculptural installations that utilize one of the world’s most ubiquitous building blocks: the two-by-four. In these sculptures, Couture says, she wanted to explore the idea of labor. “A two-by-four becomes a unit of labor, and one of the most basic things that comes out of the tree, but that we don’t really see, because they become invisible within our walls,” she says. “They also give an idea of what drives these jobs in the woods.”

Couture is hoping that people will look at a simple piece of lumber and see complex relationships represented in it. “The construction industry is tanking, and fewer two-by-fours are being needed,” she says. “Is that what’s causing fewer jobs? Or is it litigation from activists? The different groups blame each other, but actually the situation is very layered. It’s not one or the other.” In the exhibit, Couture is careful not to offer answers or even a clear position on the forest-use debate. “I’m kind of hijacking the debate from who’s usually involved in it,” she says. “It’s usually people at a table trying to form public policy around forest practices, and it’s usually environmental activists and industry people who are at opposite ends of the spectrum. But sometimes who’s not at the table is, well, you know, me.” Renee Couture’s exhibit It May Take Longer opens at The Brink Gallery First Friday, Nov. 2, with a reception from 5 to 8 PM. Free. arts@missoulanews.com


[books]

Eating at itself Jesse Bier’s The Cannibal relishes its theme by Michael Peck

Author and professor Jesse Bier has worn many hats in his long career. He served in the armed services during World War II, and then became an instructor of English at the University of Montana. He’s written critical studies on the existential worldview of Stendhal’s The Red and the Black and on Herman Melville. He wrote an essay titled “Flash Gordon Revisited.” He has written a book of poetry, Don’t Tell Me Trees Don’t Talk, and a few novels and short stories. Articles by Bier have appeared in Esquire and Harper’s, and he’s also received the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, in addition to having been a Fulbright professor at the universities of Lyon and Clermont, in France. Now, at the age of 87, Bier is self-publishing a novella on the topic of cannibalism in Montana. The Cannibal is a gothic and nasty little crime piece told in about 90 fastpaced pages. In it, Wilbur Cole, an investigative reporter and assistant editor of the fictitious Missoula Tribune, fixates on the two-year-old case of murderer and cannibal Virgil Sypher, who dismembered the body of a social worker and ate the man’s heart near Bonner. While recruiting members of his news team to re-cover the botched investigation and shoddy reportage, Cole finds himself embroiled in an intricate cat-and-mouse game with history. Simply told and mostly dialog-driven, the tale confines itself to brief interviews with individuals pertinent to the event: a sheriff, family members, acquaintances of the accused, several bar proprietors, a coroner, some mill workers and one paleontologist. It’s an old-fashioned potboiler, at times intellectually disarming and pointedly page-turning. Cole roams Missoula and its outskirts searching for the answer to the enigmatic crime, until his Agent Dale Cooper-like insights pinpoint an overlooked solution. Pre-Google days serve as a backdrop to Bier’s thriller. Written in the 1970s and unearthed at the behest of the author’s children, The Cannibal features a newsroom devoid of laptops and spell-check, when reporting was a matter of walking around and listening. Likewise, the novella is saturated with Freudian terminology and rationales for everyone, by way of Cole’s confidante and psychiatrist, Robert Sculli. Interludes utilize psychspeak, such as “substitute dismemberment” and “displacement,” and dabble in textbook dream interpretation and undertones of phallic symbolism. Yet instead of interrupting the zinging flow of the narrative, these interludes are, yes, cathartic relief in an otherwise pretty harrowing storyline.

The novella, Bier stresses, is not just about people eating people. “There are different dimensions of cannibalism in the story,” Bier writes in correspondence with the Indy. “And there are different dimensions to cannibalism, moral and psychological.” These dimensions are the gist of The Cannibal, where literal and not so literal cannibalism

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How long can Teenage Bottlerocket keep playing three-chord verse-chorusverse pop-punk year in and year out? Then again, how long can I keep seeing the band and buying its albums, year in and year out? I’ve seen Bottlerocket in a variety of settings, from sparsely attended Missoula shows to a packed Troubadour in Los Angeles to, most recently, a set at The Fest in Gainesville, Fla. Bottlerocket delivers a blast of sweet, pure Ramonescore every time, but with an enthusiasm level that highly depends on audience participation. A few hundred PBR-fueled people were thoroughly enjoying themselves at Bottlerocket’s Fest set, and the band had a good time doing guitar tricks and telling gross sex stories. No, maturity is not one of Bottlerocket’s defining characteristics, and considering they are dudes from Wyoming who sing about how they’ll be “Bigger than Kiss,” neither is humility. Enjoying the band requires

either being 15 years old or pretending that you are. I plan on listening to goofy bands and dancing like a teenager as long as I can get away with it, because it is fun as all hell. It looks like Teenage Bottlerocket is doing the same. (Kate Whittle) Teenage Bottlerocket opens for Dropkick Murphys at the Wilma Theatre Tue., Nov. 6, at 7 PM. $32.

Chele Bandulu, Chele Bandulu Getting tired of the election season? Now that the debates and their respective drinking games are over, it’s high time for a new political coping mechanism. I call it the mute-the-ads-and-crank-Chele-Bandulu approach. There’s nothing negative or partisan about it; Missoula’s six-piece reggae band brings summer back to your ears on its first full-length album. The classic upstroke guitar rhythms and three-part harmonies show a mastery of the Caribbean sound and transport you to a sun-soaked beach—even as the lyrics speak of proletariat struggles. Initially repetitive, the vocals begin to wash over you like a gentle tide, as Matthew Keenan sings, “There’s got to be something more out there for me/ I must be free.” What

sound like wind chimes and distant steel drums add another layer to the soundscape. If, by the last track, you’re not nodding “aww yeah,” then you missed the boat. Although the album is well produced, it shouldn’t be your only relationship with the band. There’s so much energy in this music that’s just waiting to be unleashed on stage to a hungry audience. Meanwhile, keep the album handy as an antidote. The next time Romney tries to tell you he’s not the devil during your favorite programming, cue up “Rich Man Poor Land” and relax. (Brooks Johnson) Chele Bandulu plays a CD-release party Sat., Nov. 3, at The Top Hat. 9 PM. $3.

EOTO Last time EOTO played Missoula, the electronic duo transformed The Palace from a small, basement venue into a full effects laboratory. Local artists created live paintings as EOTO’s drums and synths resonated throughout the night. Musicians Michael Travis and Jason Hann are the former percussionist and drummer of the popular jam band The String Cheese Incident. In EOTO, they use cutting-edge machines and organic instruments, which makes for a fusion of breakbeat, drum and bass, house and dubstep that doesn’t feel entirely in the realm of computers. There’s nothing scripted here and no pre-recordings or samples. The band devises loops as it improvs each new groove.

Travis and Hann have consistently played Missoula since they first hit the road together back in 2006, and they’ve made their mark both musically and socially. This year, in keeping with their reputation for theatrics, their “Bass Invaders” tour includes a massive 3D image of a lotus flower projected on the stage. In preparation for the night, you might want to get your extra blankets out of storage: The boys have been known to party late into the night with fellow revelers and crash on random couches. (Amy Ettinger) EOTO plays The Top Hat Wed., Nov. 7, at 10 PM. $22/$18 advance at Ear Candy Music and the Seafarer Entertainment website.

P.O.S., We Don’t Even Live Here P.O.S. sounds pissed. It’s not just his standard punk-rock meets hip-hop edge you’re used to hearing either, and that’s a good thing. The member of Minneapolis’ notorious Doomtree crew employs a more focused level of rancor on his latest—and best— release, We Don’t Even Live Here, creating an acerbic barrage of grimy, danceable beats and side-winding vocals that feel dangerous enough to shake the system off its foundation. The rapper sounds like he’s gripping his mic like a Molotov, dropping bombs on conventional wisdom with conviction and intelligence. Even when the rapper

gets braggadocious, it’s hard to hold it against him. Instead you just want to raise your bandana up to eye level and rally behind lyrics like “catch me on a mission/pissing in a convertible trying to create some tension” on “Fuck Your Stuff.” The only disappointment is the unnecessary AutoTuning of the vocal contributions from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon on “How We Land,” which only distracts from Vernon’s distinct falsetto. Aside from that minor flaw, it’s a safe bet that next time this Missoula favorite comes to town, there will be a swarm of fresh converts in the crowd chanting every word. (Jed Nussbaum)

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[theater]

Fragile facade Happy unravels in all the right ways by Mack Perry

We all have them in our lives: People who are impossibly, relentlessly happy. People who, no matter what time of day it is or what seems to go wrong, no matter if their car breaks down, they lose their job or their cat eats all of their socks, seem to have that same shit-eating grin, while the rest of us hapless bastards just try to cope. Is anyone really that happy? That’s the question posed by playwright Robert Caisley in his ninth original work, titled, you guessed it, Happy. The jovial subject of Happy is Alfred Rehm. On the surface, happy is exactly what this guy seems to be. Why wouldn’t he be? He has a great job teaching French literature. He’s been married to his loving, supportive wife, Melinda, for 14 years. Melinda, for her part, is on the verge of starting her own business selling promotional items to

performances out of his actors, and that’s true here. Andrew Roa, a Los Angeles-based actor, hits the nail on the head as Alfred’s best bud, the bohemian artist, whose free-spirited demeanor and love of women suggests a partying past. Angela Billadeau brings the earnest and well-meaning Melinda to life as a mousy librarian-type trying her best to keep a sunny disposition. Watching her reaction to her troubled hubby’s public breakdown becomes increasingly uncomfortable as the final scene progresses. Once Alfred starts to unravel, you can see from her horrified facial expressions that there’s no going back to the way things used to be. Andy Meyers is believable as the production’s central figure when he’s more polite and reserved. He might be holding back a little during the moments Alfred’s carefully

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Happy stars Andy Meyers and Hilary Sea Bard.

hospital gift shops. And together the two have a daughter, Clare, whom they love. The story begins with Alfred’s arrival at his BFF Eduardo’s bohemian house where he and Melinda are invited for dinner. There, Alfred has a surprising encounter with Eduardo’s new girlfriend, the striking anarchic artist Eva. The night starts out innocently enough, with a sniping, yet playful Eva making unexpected quip after quip to get a rise out of a perpetually startled Alfred. As the dinner party wears on, it becomes clear that not everything in the well-mannered optimist’s world is what it appears to be. Happy was nominated for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award before being selected by the National New Play Network to open at four theaters across the country in a rolling world premiere. It’s easy to see why. Caisley’s script is strong, with only the occasional cheesy or obvious turn. The clever dialogue is peppered with amusing lines like “He’s a cheery fucker.” It’s a deep-themed drama masquerading as a situational comedy. The tonal shift of the three-act play is gradual, not quick or jarring, with the structure of the story mirroring the change in Alfred’s demeanor. Caisley has opted to make bold creative choices that you wouldn’t expect. Jere Lee Hodgin, of UM’s School of Theatre and Dance, directs the Montana Repertory Theatre’s rendition of Happy. With about 200 productions under his belt, Hodgin has some experience getting good

manufactured facade begins to crack. The performance is memorable, though with a guy wound as tightly as Alfred, dialing up his life-altering tantrum to 11, rather than 8, might have made it even more so. The standout performance of Happy belongs to Hilary Sea Bard. Her nuanced take on the play’s prickly provocateur, Eva, takes her from alluring charmer to obnoxious meddler and back again. Bard brings a surprising vulnerability to the character. Eva could have easily been portrayed as just an unlikable, mean-spirited bitch in less capable hands. Also worth noting: Scenic designer Jason J. McDaniel and lighting and sound designer Morgan Cerovski have crafted a sleek, modern set that looks exactly like what you’d expect to see from the digs of a post-modern artist. It includes actual work from local artists, such as sculptor Bradley Allen and UM art education professor Jennifer Combe. Even with a few minor story and performance issues, UM’s Happy is engaging and often surprising as the uneasy events progress into a fever pitch. It will put a smile on your face, but not for the reasons you expect. Happy continues at UM’s Masquer Theatre Thu., Nov. 1, though Sat., Nov. 3, at 7:30 PM nightly. $16/$10 student rush.

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[film]

Time bandits Cloud Atlas maps a foggy path of stories by Molly Laich

Cloud Atlas is a strange, ambitious and often incomprehensible film. Any reasonable person will need more than one viewing to fully comprehend what they’ve seen, and god help you if you haven’t read the source material. David Mitchell’s much-celebrated novel arrived in 2004, and now it’s been adapted for the screen by not just one, but three directors: Andy and Lana Wachowski (formerly known as the “Wachowski brothers”—long story—of The Matrix fame) and Tom Tykwer. The principal actors— Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Xun

tribal living and speak what is sometimes a difficult-to-understand dialect. A traveler befriends the savages armed with the last remnants of technology. People die and fall in love, and hope for humanity is restored. If that sounds like a lot to take in, it is. Individually, the stories tend to rely on cliché and familiar sentiment. In just one film, we’ve got people dying over manila folders, rows of clones suspended from hooks, plane crashes and noble savages. Each story has particular

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1850s. Action/Adventure. 
Adam Ewing is a goldwealthy man who falls ill out at sea, but is it bad luck or treachery? While recovering aboard the ship, he befriends a stowaway and together they learn lessons about the evils of slavery. 1930s. Romantic Melodrama. Robert Frobisher is a miserably poor composer who pens the “Cloud Atlas” piece for a symphony whilst battling evil geniuses and suffering the consequences of forbidden love. 1970s. Pulpy Noir Thriller. A plucky reporter named Luisa Rey sets out to uncover a conspiracy involving nuclear reactors. The stakes are high. Who can she trust? 2012. Comedy. A book publisher, in an attempt to hide from thugs out to get him, winds up being placed in a nursing home by his conniving brother; hilarity ensues. The Future. Science Fiction. Society has fabricated clones for sexy, food service industry purposes. One of them breaks free, falls in love, and sets in motion a revolution. 106 winters later. Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi. After “The fall,” Earth’s survivors have reverted to

strengths, and if any one of them had time to stretch out and explain themselves better, they might make good films in their own right. As is, there’s too much detail packed in too small a space, and we never linger on one plot for long. In one moment, we’re watching a jovial gang of old-timers break out of a prison-like retirement home, and a minute later, a heartbroken composer is marching toward his tragic bathroom suicide. Taken as a whole, the effect is emotionally dizzying. The same actors are used as different characters in each story, and there’s a reason for that—the short answer being reincarnation. Tom Hanks, for example, runs the gamut of human experience. He plays a crooked doctor, an opportunistic hotel clerk, a scientist determined to do the right thing, a belligerent author and a tribal family man. The other characters are similarly overlapped throughout the story, changing ages, ethnicities and even genders. The directors are putting the star system to work here; some actors are recognizable and some are not. It’s surprisingly hard to make young people look older in film! If nothing else, Cloud Atlas will win a nomination for best makeup. Overall, the casting gimmick works. It adds continuity between plots and helps illuminate the film’s takehome message, which is, apparently, the evolution and/or enduring strength of the human spirit. Cloud Atlas continues at the Carmike 12.

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[film]

OPENING THIS WEEK BALLET IN THE THEATER: SWAN LAKE The Bolshoi Ballet presents a performance of one of the most beloved ballets of any time. Here’s hoping Prince Siegfried finally finds love. NR. Screenings Sun., Nov. 4, at 2 PM and Tue., Nov. 6, at 7:30 PM. Carmike 12. FLIGHT A pilot saves an airliner from crashing, but something more sinister seems to be stinking up the joint. Say it ain’t so, Denzel! Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington and Carter Cabassa. Rated R. Carmike 12.

tions of one person can affect the world. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant. Rated R. Carmike 12. FUN SIZE This teen comedy has a twist. Just kidding. An older sister loses her little bro on Halloween and has to find him before mom gets home. Set your timers on “Fun.” Starring Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler and Ana Gasteyer. Rated PG13. Carmike 12, Village 6 and Pharaohplex.

LOOPER In 2072 time-traveling mobsters travel around space and time killing each other with convoluted devices. Starring my wife’s boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. Rated R. Village 6.

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS A screenwriter gets mixed-up with some goofy and dangerous gangsters after his bro-hams kidnap one of the gangster’s beloved shih tzu. Starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell. Rated R. Village 6.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 What’s the creepiest thing on Earth? How about a single mom moving in next door to your suburban family. I bet these mysterious new neighbors aren’t killing anyone with kindness. Just ice picks. Starring

SILENT HILL: REVELATION What if your nightmares were the key to your past? What if an alternate reality wasn’t so alternate after all and your dreams were the real world and your real life was dream? Heavy stuff, man. Starring Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Carrie-Anne Moss. Rated R. Carmike 12, Village 6 and Pharaohplex. SINISTER A novelist uncovers some old-timey foundfootage and discovers the cause of a grisly murder. I hope nothing bad happens to his family. This just in: Something bad happens to his family. Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone. Rated R. Carmike 12.

THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS A lowly blacksmith protects his village from interlopers seeking gold in feudal China. Written and directed by and starring RZA (yep, RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan), Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. Rated R. Village 6.

SLEEPWALK WITH ME You’ve heard him on “This American Life,” now laugh at the perils of somnambulistic comedian Mike Birbiglia as his sleep disorder ruins his life/makes us laugh. Starring Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and James Rebhorn. NR. Wilma.

SAMSARA This documentary seeks to subvert the form as it takes viewers on a dialogue-free trip around the world searching for the thing that connects us all. Directed by Ron Fricke. Wilma. WRECK-IT RALPH Bound to appeal to folks of a certain age and their children, this animated film tells the story of a video game character seeking to be something more, all the while wreaking havoc on the arcade where he dwells. Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. Rated PG. Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharaohplex and Showboat.

NOW PLAYING ARGO Based on a true story, crafty CIA dudes try to bust some Americans out of the not-so-hospitable country of Iran circa 1979. Ayatollah rock and roll-a! Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex. CHASING MAVERICKS A surfer discovers that the legendary megawave called Mavericks is near his home so he enlists the help of salty surfing dog Frosty Hesson. Starring Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler and the always beautiful and enchanting Elisabeth Shue. Rated PG. Carmike 12. CLOUD ATLAS David Mitchell’s book is turned into a movie that tells the stories of many people over many centuries and explores how the ac-

TAKEN 2 It’s all about revenge, baby. Retired CIA operative Brian Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of the man Mills killed in Taken. Undoubtedly, it’s personal this time. Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12, Pharaohplex. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin.

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HERE COMES THE BOOM MMA fan Kevin James stars in a movie about MMA wherein he plays a teacher who decides to take up the sport in order to save the music program from budget cuts. The school nurse is not so sure it’s a good idea. Starring Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler. Rated PG. Village 6 and Showboat.

Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton and Matt Shively. Rated R. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA In this animated gem, Dracula has to protect his tween daughter from the advances of a human boy, all while operating a high-end resort for monsters and ghouls. Love bites, indeed. Starring the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg. Rated PG. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex.

PITCH PERFECT Oh hells yeah, girlfriend, this is the story of a gal who brings some much-needed spunk to her all-girl college choir. Watch out boys, it’s time for a sing-off and some shenanigans. Starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12.

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER A naive high school freshman learns the ways of the world from a couple of salty old seniors. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. Rated PG-13. Village 6.

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Based on the variety of ice cream scoops on the market—1,529 available from Amazon alone—one might conclude that the world faces a crisis of improperly or inconveniently excavated ice cream. I think it’s more a symptom of our love affair with cooking gadgetry. Today’s kitchens are bigger than ever, and can easily accommodate toys like turkey fryers, pizza stones, bread-making machines and drawers of little hand tools. Every day we’re inundated with images of picture-perfect food, and some people actually believe that an adjustable tip on their bulb baster, or a chef jacket with their name embroidered on it, will help them reach the next level. But at some point, even in the most super-sized of kitchens, the returns from accumulating this stuff will eventually diminish. Keep that in mind as we prepare for another seasonal round of buying each other more crap to deal with. Every piece of cooking gear you give someone takes away kitchen space. If he or she doesn’t have a lot of space to work with, that can mess with their cooking flow. Just because, in the moment of present-opening, someone is pleased at the sight of a new set of egg-poaching baskets, doesn’t mean it’s in their best interest to keep it. What I want for Christmas is an uncluttered kitchen, with just the tools I need to do what I do. And when I’m at home, in private, what I do is pretty simple. I’m not after style points, or photos to post on my Facebook timeline. Food usually goes in a bowl ungarnished, spiced with some form of capsicum and greased with cheese or mayo if desired. I’ll take good ingredients over kitchen gear any day. I can improvise from there. What I can’t do is move a dough mixer out of the way every time I want to chop an onion. I can’t untangle the spatula from the avocado slicer in a clattery, cluttered drawer. I’m not saying folks should go ill prepared into meal prep. If you frequently enjoy soft-boiled eggs at home, you should probably own one of those medieval-torture-device-looking things that constricts a ring of blades around the tip of the egg with an easy squeeze of the handle, scalping off the shell and allowing your spoon easy access to the slimy innards. I do not need one of these devices, thus I do not have one. But given how often I write about food, I am admittedly shocked at times by how primitive my kitchen is. Until recently I was opening cans with a jackknife. I still don’t own measuring spoons. My whisk gets more action as a mallet for a certain little drummer boy than I ever give it. Not one piece of my silverware matches another. But nobody leaves my table unfulfilled. No one can taste that the meal was cooked on an electric stove, or that my knives are dull. Knives, in fact, can serve as a barometer for someone’s obsession with kitchen tools. You can spend a lot

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of money on them, or almost none. Any knife can be kept sharp, or get the job done dull. If you are really into fancy knives, you probably have at least one ice cream scoop. If you’re a pro, you pretty much need to spend money on knives. Otherwise, you really don’t. It’s interesting that Japan and Germany, our World War II enemies, seem to have the world market for fine knives cornered. Japan, at least, I can understand, because it has awesome food. But Germany? Japanese chefs say they need yanagi, usuba, and deba knives in order to properly float my boat of sushi, and I fully support them. But I also know full well that if I tried to use those knives at home I’d probably just hurt myself. My favorite knife ever is one I got in Thailand. It’s rectangular and very thin, with a wide, flat tip I can use as a spatula. I picked it up while on a motorcycletaxi tour around some of Bangkok’s widely dispersed open-air kitchen-supply markets. My driver was helping me find a cro hiin, Thai for “big-ass stone mortar and pestle.” I said cro hiin so many times that day it remains one of the few bits of Thai I remember, along with the words for hello and thanks. We finally found my cro hiin at a stall in a market underneath an elevated highway. I bought both sets the guy had, because they were absolutely perfect: well crafted from smooth, heavy stone. They were the size of tea kettles and about 20 pounds each—five for the pestle, 15 for the mortar. Flying home, I didn’t want to check them for fear they’d bounce around and destroy each other, and the rest of my luggage. But the airline wouldn’t let me carry them on the plane, fearing I might use one to smash open the cockpit door. Luckily, airline personnel could see what was at stake and helped me package them appropriately. When I finally got my mortars and pestles home, I put one set straight on my counter, where it proved well worth the trouble. It pulverizes everything, large and small, hard and soft. The heavy pestle does all the work, and the mortar doesn’t budge. The bowl is deep enough that stuff doesn’t fly out and all over the kitchen. It consumes a bit of space, but it’s worth it. That cro hiin remains one of the most important tools in my primitive kitchen. I gave the other cro hiin to friends as a wedding present. What better way to symbolize a marriage than the grinding action of pestle in mortar? As for presents to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, solstice, Kwanzaa, the retail economy, or whatever they’re calling it these days, remember: Your friends probably already have an ice cream scoop. It’s called a spoon.


[dish] Alcan Bar and Grill 16780 Beckwith St. Frenchtown • 626-9930 Tantalize your taste buds with Angus beef burgers, chicken strips, shrimp, and biscuits and gravy from Alcan Bar & Grill. With more than 20 years of experience and 10 years in the business, we have been offering fresh meals and beverages at the area's most competitive prices. Our friendly professionals offer personalized service and make sure you leave our restaurant as one of our friends. We offer have a variety of specials for ladies night and sports events featuring drink specials and free food. Contact us today and enjoy our incredible menu selection. 9 am – 2 am Mon-Sun. Bagels On Broadway 223 West Broadway (across from courthouse) • 728-8900 Featuring over 25 sandwich selections, 20 bagel varieties, & 20 cream cheese spreads. Also a wide selection of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and frappes. Ample seating; free wi-fi. Free downtown delivery (weekdays) with $10.00 min. order. Call ahead to have your order ready for you! Open 7 days a week. Voted one of top 20 bagel shops in country by internet survey. $-$$ Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West 728-1358 The first few weeks of October Bernice’s is the perfect place to hide-a-way, sip a cup of coffee while enjoying a croissant, and soak up the natural light coming through our huge front windows. These weeks are relaxed; a good time to share a slice of cake with a friend. The kids are back in school; a perfect time to make them Bernice’s Honey Whole Wheat PBJ’s. BUT THE LAST WEEK: HALLOWEEN! Bernice’s does it right! Skull Sugar Cookies. Scary Cupcakes. Pumpkin Cookies . And, Pumpkin Bread. Perfect Halloween treats to end a perfect Missoula month. xoxo bernice. bernicesbakerymt.com Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street • 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced beega) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$ 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. 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 10:30 pm. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 40 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Cafe Zydeco 2101 Brooks • 406-926-2578 Authentic cajun cuisine, with an upbeat zydeco atmosphere in the heart of Missoula. Accomodates indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast served all day. Featuring Crawfish omlettes, beignets, and cafe au lait. Open Monday 11am-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm (Beignets available Saturday 11am-2pm, and All Day Sunday) Ciao Mambo 541 S. Higgins Ave. 543-0377 • ciaomambo.com The vibrant energy at Ciao Mambo is fantastically accompanied by steaming hot pizzas, delicious assortments of pastas and of course authentic Italian wine. We focus on making sure that whether it be date night, family night, or business dinners we accommodate whatever the need! And do not forget there are always leftovers! Open 5 to close every day, come make us your go to dinner destination! $-$$

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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 7am2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am-9pm Sun-Wed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ 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 in the greater Missoula area. We also offer custom catering!...everything from gourmet appetizers to all of our menu items.

Educate your taste buds! www.thinkfft.com Mon-Thurs 7am - 8pm • Fri & Sat 7am - 4pm Sun 8am - 8pm • 540 Daly Ave • 721-6033 *When school is not in session, we often close at 3pm Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe. Across from the U of M campus.

The Empanada Joint 123 E. Main St. • 926-2038 Offering authentic empanadas BAKED FRESH DAILY! 9 different flavors, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Plus Argentine side dishes and desserts. Super quick and super delicious! (Happy Hour 3-6 PM MonSat. 2 Empanadas for $7) Get your healthy hearty lunch or dinner here! Wi-Fi, Soccer on the Big Screen, and a rich sound system featuring music from Argentina and the Caribbean. 11am-8pm Monday-Saturday. Downtown Missoula. $ $ Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. • 721-6033 Missoula's Original Coffehouse/Café located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week+dinner 5 nights a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and espresso bar. HUGE Portions and the Best BREAKFAST in town. M-TH 7am-8pm, Fri 7am4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West • 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$ Grizzly Liquor 110 W Spruce St • 549-7723 www.grizzlyliquor.com Missoula's Tailgate Headquarters! We carry all of the spirits & accessories to make your tailgate party a success! Largest selection of spirits in Montana, including locally made whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and wine. We're located downtown with free customer parking. Grizzly Liquor was voted Missoula's #1 Liquor Store! Open M-F 9-6:30, Sat 9-6. $-$$$

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Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins • 541-4622 hobnobonhiggins.com Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula's best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. MC/V $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. 532-2056 Brooks and Browns' Bear Paw Brunch Buffet, with specialty game food and drinks + amazing Bloody Mary Bar. This Saturday 9 am- 1 pm. Bloody Mary Bar Saturday 9am-4pm. Think you know your Trivia? Come test yourself out on Thursdays for Big Brains Trivia from 8-10 pm. Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula.

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Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com Contemporary Asian cuisine featuring local, vegan, gluten free and organic options as well as wild caught seafood, Idaho trout and buffalo. Join us for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour 3-6 weekdays with specials on food and drink. Extensive sake, wine and tea menu. Closed Sundays. Open Mon-Fri: Lunch 11:30-3pm

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Plum wine and sake at The Mustard Seed

HAPPIEST HOUR What you’re drinking: Takara plum wine served in a wine glass on the rocks with a shot of Ozeki sake, which you can pour into your wine all at once or little by little. This isn’t an official drink on the Mustard Seed’s menu, but bartender/bar manager Dan McKittrick assures us it’s an easy order to fill for a mere $5.75.

Happy hour: Plum wine and sake are not part of the 4–6 p.m. daily happy hour. During that time, you can get $2.50 pints and well drinks, and $3 house wines. But if you’re set on

Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • 721-1312 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. $$-$$$ Jimmy John’s 420 N. Higgins • 542-1100 jimmyjohns.com Jimmy John’s - America’s Favorite Sandwich Delivery Guys! Unlike any other sub shop, Jimmy John’s is all about the freshest ingredients and fastest service. Freaky Fast, Freaky Good - that’s Jimmy John’s. Order online, call for delivery or visit us on Higgins. $-$$

How it tastes: The plum wine is super-sweet, but it’s an aperitif so it’s light and crisp. The sake diffuses the perfume of the wine and adds an edge that seems appropriate for the Asian fare and makes you feel a little more hardcore. Ambience: The Mustard Seed is the kind of dining cafe where no-fuss Missoulians go on nice dates or for birthday dinners and desserts. You can stop in for a casual lunch at the bar after heading to your favorite stores—or before, if you’re into shopping a little buzzed. Voices carry in the high-ceilinged restaurant, so it’s noisy in a fun, bustling way. The aroma of teriyaki beef sizzling in woks is a nice touch even if you’re just having a plum wine.

11:30-3pm Happy Hour 3-6pm Dinner 5pm-close. Sat: Dinner 5pm-close $-$$ $-$$

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. $$-$$$

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the plum wine and sake, you can order happy hour appetizers such as the California roll or Asian glazed ribs. Our recommendation: the spicy green beans, which go well with the plum wine’s sweetness. How to find it: At the south end of Southgate Mall, 2901 Brooks Street, near JCPenney. —Erika Fredrickson Happiest Hour celebrates Western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mercantile Deli 119 S. Higgins Ave. • 721-6372 themercantiledeli.com Located next to the historic Wilma Theater, the Merc features a relaxed atmosphere, handcrafted Paninis, Sandwiches, and wholesome Soups and Salads. Try a Monte Cristo for breakfast, a Pork Love Panini for lunch, or have us cater your next company event. Open Monday – Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Downtown delivery available. $-$$ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our allnew bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Pearl Cafe 231 East Front St. 541-0231 • pearlcafe.us Serving country French specialties, Montana elk, Berkshire Pork, and delicious seafood dishes. Delectable salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked in-house. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway • 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. Pita Pit 130 N. Higgins 541-PITA (7482) • pitapitusa.com Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try our Chicken Caesar, Gyro, Philly Steak, Breakfast Pita, or Vegetarian Falafel to name just a few. For your convenience we are open until 3am 7 nights a week. Call if you need us to deliver! Sapore 424 N. Higgins Ave. • 542-6695 Voted best new restaurant in the Missoula Independent's Best of Missoula, 2011. Located on

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Higgins Ave., across the street from Wordens. Serving progressive American food consisting of fresh house-made pastas every day, pizza, local beef, and fresh fish delivered from Taste of Alaska. New specials: burger & beer Sundays, 5-7 $9 ~ pizza & beer Tuesdays, 5-7 $10 ~ draft beers, Tuesday -Thursday, 5-6:30 $3. Business hours: Tues.- Sat. 5-10:30 pm., Sat. 10-3 pm., Sun. 5-10 pm. Sean Kelly’s A Public House 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins • 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI We have quick and delicious lunch specials 6 days a week starting at $7, and are open for dinner 7 nights a week. Try our comfort food items like Pork Katsu and Chicken Teriyaki. We also offer party platters to go and catering for all culinary styles. Lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat. Dinner 5-9:30 Every Night. Corner of Pine and Higgins. Very Family Friendly. 549-7979. $$-$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins • 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 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. Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 406-830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -- a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. • 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming • 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$ YoWaffle Yogurt 216 W. Main St. 543-6072 (Between Thai Spicy and The Shack) www.yowaffle.com YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery offering 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, gluten free cones and waffles available, hot and cold beverages, and 2 soups daily. Indoor and outdoor seating. Meetings welcome. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to 12 AM, Sat. 10 AM to 12 AM. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards, gift cards and t-shirts available. UMONEY. Like us on facebook. Let YoWaffle host your next birthday party! $

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November 1-November 8, 2012

Red state blue birds. Ric Gendron, member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, discusses his works on display at MAM, 225 N. Pattee St., on Fri., Nov. 2, at 7 PM with a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 PM. “Shadowslider” above is part of his exhibition Rattlebone, currently on display. Free.

THURSDAYNOV.01 Nothing finer in the fall than the Sentinel High School Jazz Band and Symphony Concert. They are joined by the Meadowhill 8th Grade Band at the Margaret Johnson Theater at Sentinel High School. 7:30 PM. Free.

hibit made up of all sorts of creatures oddly stuffed and arranged. Think about death as it rests before your eyes when you view art from Dave Dyer, Louis Habeck, Kadie Zimmerman, Hanakin Sprywalker, Samuel Case and E. Carlson, with pieces inspired by UM’s Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum. UC Gallery Thu. reception from 4 to 6 PM. Free.

Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free.

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Playwright Rob Caisley’s new play, Happy, addresses the complexities of happiness via three acts, all of which take place during a disastrous dinner party. Alfred, a man who seems unbelievably happy with everything in his life, ends up having dinner with a woman who doesn’t believe in happiness. The Montana Rep’s play is at the Masquer Theatre at 7:30 PM. $16/$10 student rush. (See Theater.)

Let’s talk about research, baby. The firstever UM Research Spotlight boasts panelists talking about their work at UM in an accessible, understandable way. See where all that grant money is going. UC Theater. 2–4:30 PM. Free.

Libertarian VP candidate James Gray speaks at the UC Theater at 6 PM. Free.

The fact is, taxonomy is weird. See what I mean at An Aesthetic Taxonomy, an art ex-

Kimberlee Carson blends her country roots with some jazzy toots at Bitter Root

Homegrown folky, tonk from local singersongwriter Aran Buzzas goes down at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 6–8 PM. Free.

University of Puget Sound professor Nancy Bristow tells you about the bad old days of public health for her Hampton Lecture—Disease, Identity and War: Americans and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Gallagher Business Bldg. Rm. 106. 7 PM. Free.

New Orleans bluesman Spencer Bohren helps raise funds for the Lake County Youth Home by playing a concert filled with allegories about Southern living. Polson High School, 111 14th Avenue East. 7:30 PM. $14 at the door/18 and under free. Blue Mountain Clinic presents The Abortion Monologues in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center and the Women and Gender Studies Program at UM. Missoula Winery, 5646 Harrier Way. 7:30–9 PM. $25/$18 adv./$15 student. Call Lynsey at 203-6362. Children of the Earth Tribe Song and Chant Circle at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is for all those ready to sing in honor of our connection to one another and the Earth. 519 S. Higgins (Enter through back alley door.). 7:30 PM. Free will offering.

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FIRST FRIDAY Artists for Social Change presents a short play called The Year of Baldwin by local playwright Leah Joki and a discussion afterward, plus there could be some performance art and commentary about the upcoming elections (Wait, what?). MSO Hub, 140 N. Higgins. at 7 PM. Free. Get your First Friday fix at the Buttercup, 1221 Helen Ave., where Martha Elizabeth’s collection of marbled paintings and floral photography Still Blooming is on display. The reception runs 3–5 pm and offers free snacks and coffee. The show will be up for the month of November. Artists Judith Billingslea, Joan Popper Freedman and Sandy LaForge have thrown off the shackles of the real world and created art for us to behold in the exhibition Journey of Sages at Computer Central, 136 E. Broadway Ave. 5–7:30 PM. Free. Listen to big-time artist Ric Gendron, a member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, and Ben Mitchell, curator, this First Friday for a discussion of “how new and old illuminate the foundations of creativity.” MAM, 225 N. Pattee St. Artist talk is at 7 PM and the First Friday event runs 5–8 PM. Free. Works generated at Living Art of Montana grief and illness workshops are on display for the exhibit Expressions of Healing at the Warehouse Mall. 725 W. Alder St. 5–8 PM. Free. Get an eyeful of Hibernean hues at Graehme Atkinson’s show Retrospective of Celtic Art at Prudential Montana Real Estate, 1020 South Ave. W. 5–8 PM. Free. Check out the woodworking by Ovando’s Jerry and Martha Swanson in their exhibition SwanWoods: The Art of the Salad Bowl. The Artists’ Shop, 127 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Renee Couture’s exhibit it may take longer seeks to uncover and understand the conflict between activists and the timber industry in the good old Pacific Northwest. The Brink Gallery, 11 W. Front St. 5–8 PM. Free. (See Arts) Artiste Lauren Monroe shares her works during her First Friday show at Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main St. 5–8 PM. Free.

The Magpies share their shimmery selves all month as they kick off week one of their VFW residency, with the delightful I Hate Your Girlfriend and The Plurals (who kick the cheez). 245 W. Main St. 9 PM. Free. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St. $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams, just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about

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The Lando 2013 Calendar Release Party features the photography of Andy Kemmis and the visage of dad, husband and Twinkie lover Lance Hughes. Stockman’s Bar (yes that one), 125 W. Front St. 5–8 PM. Free. (See Spotlight.) Take a knee, Coach Shane displays works at Bella Sauvage Day Spa, 629 Woody St., some Festival of the Dead works, some just straight up cray with a serving of south-of-the-border snacks and beverages. 5–8 PM. Free. Primrose Montessori School’s Fall Art Show has a gagglepuss of scary creatures, glittery princesses, monsters, memories of loved ones, not to mention magical masks. Mercantile Deli, 119 S. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. The artists of Bound By Glory Tattoo hope to spellbind you with their original works on display at Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. It may or may not be B. Martinez’s birthday, but her exhibit Forest for the Trees is mos def on display at Betty’s Divine, 521 S. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free.

it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 9 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign-up. Post-folk is a thing and Horse Feathers does that thing at The Top Hat, with openers Dewi Sant. 9 PM. $10. Meet the devil and get countrified when Mark DuBoise and Crossroads perform at the Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent Ave, 9:30 PM. Free. Slide on a blazer (don’t forget to roll up the sleeves) and drop some “in Soviet Russia” jokes at Missoula’s Homegrown Stand-Up Comedy at the Union Club. Sign-up by 9:30 PM to perform or just sit back and take in the funny. Free.

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The old man still gots it, so check out the works of Monte Dolack at his namesake gallery at 139 W. Front St. from 5–8 PM. Free. Check out the varied styles of Kendahl Jan Jubb, James Hewes and Suzanne Mingo, which include ceramics, photos and watercolors at Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave. Ste. 200. 5–8 PM. Free. Forget teaching your pig to bark at strangers, instead take a gander at the Dana Gallery exhibit Young Guns III by what they’re billing as nine of the West’s rising young stars 5–8 PM. Free. Check out the works at the newbie gallery 4 Ravens, 248 N. Higgins Ave., where resident artists share a variety of mediums including ceramics, furniture, photography, traditional basketry, forged metal, stone, kiln-fired glass and leather. 5– 8 PM. Free. The query, Hey Tex, where’d you park your horse? comes to mind at the Old Hat exhibit by M. Scott Miller and Brian Herbel at Studio D, 420 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. In the photography exhibit Art of Building, photos of the current Habitat for Humanity project display the beauty of craftsmanship. A&E Architects, 224 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Drink in the fun of Bob Phinney’s MonoPrints at Butterfly Herbs, 232 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Tacoma’s Mary Mann and Joni Joachims display oil and watercolors at the Catalyst Cafe, 111 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Don’t bring any Cool Whip or take a bite of the Silver Gelatin Prints by Ray Nelson. Darkroom of Montana, 135 W. Front St. 5– 8 PM. Free. Christian Ives must know people, because he’s got members of the Missoula Symphony playing tunes at his painting exhibit Symmetry. House Design Studio, 133 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Get a taste of all sorts of artistic bents at the exhibit of Mark Mesenko (photography), Andrea Zielinski (crystal jewelry),

Russ Nasset done gone and cured ya of your tremors with a sweet shot of country hits up at The Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free.

FRIDAYNOV.02 The Fundraising Psychic Fair benefits Montana Integrative Therapies, an organization which secures funds for those seeking alternative therapies. The event features three days of psychic and healing services. Between the Worlds, 205 West Main St., Hamilton. 2–9 PM.

Randy Zielinski (acrylic) at the Dawn Maddux Railroad Gallery, 100 West Railroad St. 5–8 PM. Free. If you still “want your MTV” like I do, check out music videos by Austin Valley and Kyle McAfee at the MCAT studios, 500 N. Higgins Ave., featuring local musicians being sweet and acting rad. 5–8 PM. Free. Up with the world and up with the ladies at Suite 406’s exhibit The Spirit of Women by a group called Fabulous Montana Women. 101 E. Broadway Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Transformations and contrasts in shape and form are on the menu at Reconfiguring Relics by Ellie Duncan at Rising Tides Gallery inside Bathing Beauties, 501 S. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. laurie e. mitchell’s exhibit Alternative Holiday Trees sounds like a fine idea becuase having trees in your house is goofy to begin with, people. Zootown Brew, 121 W. Broadway Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Katrina Farnum displays her photos of native landscapes and plants at Garden Mother Herbs, 345 W. Front St., but that’s not all; a bevy of other equally talented artists join her for an evening of art, fire and marshmallows. 5–9 PM. Free. Barbara Morrison's Day of the Dead works appear at Montana Art and Framing, 709 Ronan Street from 5–9 PM. Free. Z-Man, aka Zamon, brings his surreal paintings to Badlander, 208 Ryman St.. 5– 9 PM. Free. Philadelphia artists Andrea Marquis and Paul Swenbeck have collaborated on an installation called Night Shade in the Blue Hour at The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne St. Ste. A. 5:30–9 PM. Free. If you fear the unknowable, steer clear of Dave Wilson’s exhibit Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dave Wilson But Were Afraid to Ask at FrontierSpace (located in the alley between Spruce and Pine one block west of Higgins Ave.). 6–9 PM. Free.

Government librarian Susanne Caro’s lecture is going to rock: A Short History of the Goodwill Moon Rocks discusses what happened to the moon samples collected by Apollo 11 and Apollo 17. Mansfield Center on the UM campus. 6 PM. Free. Dang, it’s already holiday bazaar season, and me still with fireworks yet to be set off. Check out the Holly Jolly Craft Show and Sale at the Daly Mansion in Hamilton for that perfect gift for your Grandma Jean or yourself. Noon–6 PM. Get your First Friday fix at the Buttercup, 1221 Helen Ave., where Martha Elizabeth’s collection

of marbled paintings and floral photography Still Blooming is on display. The reception runs 3–5 pm and offers free snacks and coffee. The show will be up for the month of November. Meet the good eggs from the Montana Innocence Project during their Open House. Perhaps you can lend a hand and help improve Montana’s justice system, too, hmm? UM School of Law, Castles Center. RSVP at 243-6698 or info@mtinnocenceproject.org.

nightlife The Girls Way, 1515 Wyoming St. Ste. 300, hopes to teach the young the ways of locution and forensic


[calendar] speaking at Express to Speak. Girls 9-18 are invited to attend and talk it up. 5–6 PM. The first two visits to The Girls Way are free, then each class is $5. Monthly memberships are available. Visit thegirlsway.org. Need to learn a new way to chillax, brah? Check out the First Friday Relaxation Techniques & Yoga Demonstration at the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St. in Stevi. 6–8 PM. Free. Leave your “feelings” at home, Suzy, because The No Apologies Writing Group is taking over Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, 103 S. 3rd St. W., and reading their delicious words to you. 6 PM. Free.

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Don’t fret that Timmy is in town while your ex-wife is on vacay with Niles from accounting. Take the little tyke to the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday with The Whizpops from 6– 8 PM. Free. Learn a lot about women and a little about love at the new Readers Group which discusses Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady. Meet at the Liquid Planet inside the Book Exchange, 2335 Brooks St. 6:30 PM. Call Peggy at 541-7577. Honor life and death and embrace the macabre at the 20th annual Festival of the Dead Procession. Music by Unity Dance & Drum. If you plan to be in the processional, meet near the XXXXs at 5:30 PM. Parade begins at 6:30 PM. Free. (See Spotlight.) Get some of that Haitian good luck and celebrate the Day of the Dead with them Voodoo Horseshoes down at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs. It’s a costume party but

Work or play? The Montana Museum of Art and Culture’s two exhibits, Labor and Leisure and Impressionism: Masterpieces on Paper, feaure big-time greats from Impressionism and Realism history, including Jean-François Millet whose 1862 etching on buff paper titled “La Grande Bergère/Shepherdess Knitting,” is shown above. The First Thursday celebration for these exhibits goes from 4 to 6 PM in the PARTV Center lobby. Free.

you can’t be “Guy at a Hot Spring.” 7 PM. Free. Load up the whole darn posse and see that public menace Big Bird at Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes at the Adams Center. 7 PM. $12-$25. Call the Adams Center Box Office at 243-4051. The ‘Root is about to get some metal up their way when Walking Corpse Syndrome, Odds Unfavored

and War Cry play the Corvallis Grange, 130 Dutch Hill Rd. 7 PM. All ages. $5. Celebrate with the kids at the UM Symphony Orchestra Return from Tour Concert as they return from a grueling road trip which involved many, many untellable tales, undoubtedly. Dennison Theatre. 7 PM. $11/$6 seniors/$5 students.

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We’d make great pets. Portland, Ore.’s, 10-piece indie-pop orchestra Typhoon plays The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St., on Fri., Nov. 6, at 10 PM, with Laura Gibson and Lost Lander. $12/$10 advance. Tickets available at Ear Candy.

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[calendar] Get your drank on and bring along some lettuce and tomato when the Bassface Krew presents Fishbowl Friday: The Bringin’ Bacon Back Edition, featuring electronic tunes by locals Ebrola Syndicate, KidTraxiom, Cadence and M-AD. Badlander. 9 PM. Free, with free bacon all night plus a $5 fishbowl drink special. Take off your sweaters and pull out your party fingers Kalispell’s The Infernals bring some rockingpsychobilly-surf tunes to the Palace, with local smell-bad, look-good dudes Buddy Jackson. 9 PM. $3. Go back to a time when Burt Reynolds was the king of the road and mustaches got you into them squirrel covers, when Flashback plays some of that old time rock and roll down at Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman St. 9 PM. Cost TBA. Muzikata gets the Union Club dance floor humming beginning at 9 PM. Free.

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Alone time. Indietronic tunesmiths Talkdemonic play tunes at The Top Hat, 134 W. Front St., on Sat., Nov. 3, at 10 PM, with Dignan Porch. $12/$17 for those 18-20. Tickets available at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s.

Playwright Rob Caisley’s new play, Happy, addresses the complexities of happiness via three acts, all of which take place during a disastrous dinner party. Alfred, a man who seems unbelievably happy with everything in his life, ends up having dinner with a woman who doesn’t believe in happiness. The Montana Rep’s play is at the Masquer Theatre at 7:30 PM. $16/$10 student rush. (See Theater.) The Holistic Weight Loss Support Group is facilitated by Tereece Panique and takes place at the Unity Church of Missoula, 546 South Ave., at 7:30 PM. $2 suggested donation. Call 493-1210 for more info. The National Theatre Live in HD presents William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, a story of greed, avarice and conspicuous consumption. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. 7:30 PM. $16/$14 seniors/$11 students. Visit morrisproductions.org. Take your queen to hear the Country Kings, but watch out! Those guys are good. Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. W. 8 PM. Free. Teri Llovet of the Soul City Cowboys plays tunes as part of the Elbow Room’s Acoustic Soul Sessions, 1855 Stephens Ave. 8–10 PM. Free.

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County Line is good enough that they can make you look like you know how to dance. Ask Michelle from Accounting, you can’t, but don’t let that stop you. Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent Ave. 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.

SATURDAYNOV.03 The unstoppable red-headed touring monster that is the brother and sister duo White Mystery plays ass-kicking rock at Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main St., with locals The Magpies, Zebulon Kosted, Monks on Fire and Bad Naked. 8 PM. All ages. $7. During today’s Stab a Leaf Rake-a-thon you can have one of the up-and-comers from the Missoula Fencing Club rake your yard before the snow plops down on top of all those rotten things and turns your grass into a sandlot. Call Laura at 251-4623 or visit missoulafencing.net. Dang, it’s already holiday bazaar season, and me still with fireworks yet to be set off. Time to check out the Holly Jolly Craft Show and Sale at the Daly Mansion in Hamilton for that perfect gift for your Grandma Jean or yourself. 10– 4 PM. Step one: Admit you have a problem (usually it’s a propensity for exaggeration and/or filling out dream journals). Step two: Attend Writers Anonymous, an adult writing workshop in the Missoula Public Library boardroom. 10 AM–noon. Free.


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So that’s where all the curtains went! UM’s production of Fiddler on the Roof opens Wed., Nov. 7, at 7:30 PM and continues through the next two weeks. $20/$16 seniors and students/$10 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org for schedule and tickets.

The Living Art Studio presents Paper Explorations: Remembrance with Patricia Lawrence for anyone facing illness or loss. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free. Call 549-5329. Load up the whole darn posse and see that public menace Big Bird at Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes at the Adams Center. 10:30 AM and 2 PM. $12-$25. Call the Adams Center Box Office at 243-4051. Never fear, lovers of fresh, local num-nums, the Heirloom Winter Market at the Missoula County Fairgrounds is rolling with music, kids’ activities, locally grown produce, meat, baked goods, jam, honey and so much more. 11–2 PM. The Fundraising Psychic Fair benefits Montana Integrative Therapies, an organization that secures funds for those seeking alternative therapies. The event features three days of psychic and healing services. Between the Worlds, 205 West Main St., Hamilton. 11–9 PM. MAM Art Guides will meet with artist Ric Gendron12–1 PM. MAM needs many volunteers to act as Art Guides (docents) who are trained to lead small groups of fifth graders through select exhibitions. MAM Art Guides complete an initial training, two to three sessions in which they are introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of the current exhibitions and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Contact Renee Taaffe, Education Curator, at 728-0447 ext. 228 for more information. The guild that sews together, stays together, so join Selvedge

Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave., at its monthly Modern Quilt Guild for beginners and pros alike. 12–5 PM. $20 (first few sign-ups are free).

month for the Bitterroot Valley Good-Time Jamboree at the Grange Hall, 1436 South First St. in Hamilton. Call Clem at 961-4949.

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The Heart to Heart Duo plays the Missoula Senior Center’s Saturday Night Dance, so slide into those glad rags and show the youngsters how it’s done. 705 S. Higgins. 7–10 PM. $5.

Singer of the words and speaker of the truths Kevin Van Dort does what he do at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Posh Paper Wedding and Events hosts Bashable, a party for brides and business leaders seeking to meet Western Montana’s best and brightest vendors for weddings and events. Food, drink and tunes, y’all. Zip Auto, 300 W. Main St. 6–11 PM. $15. Visit bashableevent.com. Pinegrass brings the real deal slammin’ yo face like Shaquille bluegrass to the Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Merrymaking? Check. Boisterous drunken merrymaking? Double check. If this checklist and classical and contemporary tunes are something that floats your boats, trip on over to a recital/ carousal featuring singer Bonnie Kimmel at The Loft, 119 W. Main St., for a fine old time. 7 PM. Rad bird lady and founder and director of Raptors of the Rockies Kate Davis reads from her Raptors of the West at Grizzly Claw Trading Co. in Seeley Lake. Word from the birds is she might have a feathered friend along. 7 PM. Free. Call 677-0717. A bunch of rag-tag musicians with who knows what kind of instruments get together from 7 to 9:30 PM on the first Sat. of every

Get tickled by quirky tuneage at the Floating Feather Ensemble show in the Music Recital Hall at UM. Directed by Lee Heuermann, the music is a mix of prepared and improvised material. 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the door. $20/$10 seniors and students. Get on down at the Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave., for An Evening of African Drum and Dance with super-sweet drummers and dancers Manimou Camara, Mamady Mansare and Djebe Sara. 7:30 PM. $10/$7 seniors and students. Dance like King Frederick III isn’t watching at the Town & Gown Dance hosted by the UM Folklore Society. Americanized versions of European country dances are on the menu with tunes by Out of the Wood. Lessons at 7:30 PM, dance 8–11 PM. Free. Playwright Rob Caisley’s new play, Happy, addresses the complexities of happiness via three acts, all of which take place during a disastrous dinner party. Alfred, a man who seems unbelievably happy with everything in his life, ends up having dinner with a woman who doesn’t believe in happiness. The Montana Rep’s play is at the Mas-

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lando commando Like most good ideas, the notion to make local celebutante Lance Hughes (aka Lando) into a calendar was years in the making. Lando should be considered a celebutante because he goes by a single name like Cher or Madonna and is constantly recognized, particularly at downtown bars and Griz football games. It helps that he is something like 6’6” and weighs in at a respectable 300 lbs. (ahem, or more). But it’s his booming voice, penchant for “freaking” you on the dance floor and his innate charm (charm being the ability to quickly remove his shirt in a public space) that keep his name on Missoula’s list of who’s who. So it was, after a dude’s Christmas party a few years back wherein Lando “won” a contest for taking off his clothes, the project began. Longtime friend and calendar photographer Andy Kemmis points out that “Lando was the only one competing.” Of course, anyone nude from the waist down and sporting a

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mother and daughter happened upon us during their morning constitutional,” with Lando “shirt up and shorts down.” The calendar isn’t all jokes and buttcracks. On the website, where calendars are available for purchase, you can choose to donate $5 to the

WHAT: Lando 2013 Calendar Release Party WHO: Lance Hughes and photographer Andy Kemmis WHERE: Stockman’s Bar, 125 W. Front St. WHEN: Fri., Nov. 2, from 5 PM to 8 PM HOW MUCH: Free MORE INFO: Visit lando406.com

Santa Claus tie is some sort of a winner. For some reason, in March of 2012, Lando and Kemmis “tried to recreate the magic of that night,” Kemmis says. But to no avail. Instead, the determined duo set about creating new moments, such as the awkward photo shoot that features Lando sitting on a stationary bike, in the tight clench of cycling clothes, spinning and huffing away in the middle of a Pattee Canyon Trail. During that shoot, Kemmis says, “A

quer Theatre at 7:30 PM. $16/$10 student rush. (See Theater.) It’s about damned time reggaeteers Chele Bandulu are having an irie as f**k album release party at the Top Hat at 9 PM. $3. (See Music.) Dance ’til your soul explodes with the Soul City Cowboys at Swanee’s Bar & Grill in Polson, 820 Shoreline Drive, all evening long starting at 9 PM. Free. Call 8831425 for more info. Remember how your Intro to Creative Writing TA used to invite you for “coffee” at Al’s and Vic’s? Well, now is your chance to find out what the dealy was with you two when Cash for Junkers gets the party poppin’ at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free.

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Wounded Warrior Project (Lando’s brother is in the military), or you can kick down and give to the Montana Skatepark Association. Ever the photographer, Kemmis reminds us that he is as passionate about photography as Lando is about having a rad time. “There’s a kind of beauty in his lack of self-consciousness,” Kemmis says.

Indietronic? Okay, we’re going with that. PDX’s Talkdemonic brings indietronic sounds and the whole fruitin’ kitchen sink to The Palace, with London’s shoegaze cuties Dignan Porch. 9 PM. $12/$17 for those 18-20. Tickets available at Ear Candy and Rockin Rudy’s. Absolutely with DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo is the de facto dopest DJ duo in town. Badlander. Doors at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. Up jump the boogie, the country boogie that is... Cuz them dang ol’ Country Boogie Boys get the dance floor movin’ and groovin’ (but only a tich of groovin’) down at the LumberJack Saloon up Graves Creek Rd. 12 miles west of Lolo. 9 PM. Free. County Line is good enough that they can make you look like you

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know how to dance. Ask Michelle from accounting, you can’t, but don’t let that stop you. Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent Ave. 9:30 PM. Free.

SUNDAYNOV.04 Chamber music aficionados put down your rifles and head to the Swan Valley School in Condon when the Alpine Artisans’ 2 Valleys Stage presents the Cascade Quartet. 3 PM. $14/$12 seniors/18 and under free. Call 6770717 or visit alpineartisans.org. The Fundraising Psychic Fair benefits Montana Integrative Therapies, an organization that secures funds for those seeking alternative therapies. The event features three


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[calendar] days of psychic and healing services. Between the Worlds, 205 West Main St., Hamilton. Noon–6 PM. Load up the whole darn posse and see that public menace Big Bird at Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes at the Adams Center. 2 PM. $12-$25. Call the Adams Center Box Office at 243-4051. In the tradition of Bob and Doug McKenzie, The Phil and Rick Duo performs for all you Sunday afternoon revelers at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 4–7 PM. Free.

nightlife Slide into some slacks and slip on down to the Elbow Room, 1855 Stephens Ave., for Sunday Dance Parties with the Five Valleys Dance Club. Lesson at 5 PM, DJ from 6 to 9 PM. $7/$12 per couple/$2 for those under 25. Visit fivevalleysdanceclub.com. Hear words become sounds and then make the sounds become images in your mind at the UM Creative Writing MFA program’s Second Wind Reading Series with John Moore & Nathan Yrizarry. Dudes, I just realized how crazy being able to read is. Whoa. Top Hat. 5 PM. Free. Close out the weekend in style at the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night, with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight, plus live jazz and DJs. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Josh Farmer, The Vanguard Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free. I insist that these two cats, Missoula singer/songwriters Aran Buzzas and Larry Hirshberg, each perform a song from Fiddler on the Roof when they play at The Top Hat tonight at 9 PM (for real). Why? Don’t be a boor. Free.

nightlife Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Union Hall above the Union Club at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org. The UM Climate Action Now Meeting is out to save the day, promoting sustainability and environmental action. UM Flat, 633 5th St. E. 6:30 PM. Bingo at the VFW: the easiest way to make rent since keno. 245 W. Main. 6:45 PM. $10 buy-in. Open Mic with Joey Running Crane at the VFW, 245 W. Main, seems like a fine idea, especially with 2-for-1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. 10 PM. Free. Worb, worb, worb, y’all dancers it’s time for another installment of Missoula Area Dubstep (MAD) Monday, featuring dubstep tunes by local DJs Nic Jaymes, Geeter, Tigerlilly and the Milkcrate Mechanic at Badlander. 9 PM. Free, with $5 pitchers of PBR. Blues rocking Lukas Nelson brings his gi-tar to The Top Hat stage. Yes, his dad is Willie Nelson. No, he doesn’t want to hear your weed jokes. 9:30 PM. $8.

TUESDAYNOV.06 Hail, hail the gang’s all here. This particular gang is the Dropkick Murphys, a group made up of Boston Irish who sing punk, rockian anthems about the working class and such. Teenage Bottlerocket opens (See Music) at the Wilma Theater. 7 PM. $32. Get your dystopia on with the story of D-503 who lives in the One State, during the Marjorie A. Craw-

ford Literature Seminar: We by Vevgeny Zamyatin. Undoubtedly, the Panopticon is discussed with fervor. Bitterroot Public Library. 9:30–11:30 AM. Free.

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Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat, 115 S. 3rd St. W. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 1–3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

nightlife The Top Hat stage gets a workout tonight as the 10 or so members of Typhoon take to that stage for an aural wave of orchestral pop from Salem, Ore, the Cherry City aka the West Coast’s Cleveland. Laura Gibson and Lost Lander open. 9 PM. $12/$10 advance at Ear Candy. The Pickin’ Circle at The Top Hat would prefer stringed instruments over nostrils, but who’s to judge? 6– 9 PM. Free. YWCA Support Groups for women take place every Tue. from 6:30 to 8 PM. An American Indianled talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway. Free. Call 5436691.

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The Musician Showcase features some good players and fine times, at Brooks and Browns in the Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 S. Pattee St. $7 Big Sky pitchers and $2 pints. Free. Unity Dance and Drum’s African Dance Class at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave., requests newbies and vets of all ages to join up or drop in anytime for an evening of live music and dancing. 7–8:30 PM. $10 per class or $35 for four. For more info., call 549-7933 or email tarn.ream @umontana.edu.

MONDAYNOV.05 Cash for Junkers sings and sasses while you snack on some of Missoula’s mos def deliciousness at the Red Bird Wine Bar, 11 N. Higgins Ave. 7–10 PM. Free.

For all those affected by epilepsy, come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent Living Center, 700 SW Higgins Ave. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707. The Rough Cut Science Seminar Series shows off the brainiacs of Montana’s scientific community, with presentations on current research each week at 4 PM in the University Center Theater. Visit montanaioe.org/rough-cut-series for the schedule.

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[calendar] ZACC’s weekly one-hour poetry workshop says don’t just express yourself, be expressive. 235 N. 1st St. 8 PM. Free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free pub trivia, which takes place every Tuesday 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: Five of the last six U.S. presidents are lefthanded: which one is not? (See answer in tomorrow’s Nightlife.) Bow down to the sounds at Royal Reggae, featuring dancehall jams by DJs Supa J, Smiley Banton and Oneness at The Palace at 9 PM. Free.

WEDNESDAYNOV.07 Acclaimed Assiniboine playwright William Yellow Robe Jr. is back in Montana for an evening of being awesome. How so, you ask? I’ll let the man describe the event himself: “poetry, fiction, acting, poverty, play writing and all other forms of decolonization by a Spam-eating Montana Indian.” Bam. University Center Theater. 7 PM. Free. Join professor Luo Xuanmin from the Tsinghua Univesity in Beijing for the Mansfield Center Brown Bag Lecture: Translation, Literature and Modernization Regarding China. Noon. Free.

nightlife John Floridis plays music at the Blacksmith Brewing Co. in Stevi. 6 PM. Free. Check out The Wild Mare in Corvallis for their First Wednesday Wine Tasting at 6 PM. You can taste some wine, have some appetizers, you know, whatever. This month features wine from Oregon. 283 Second St. thewildmare.com. Sadly, Turkey Bingo lacks live turkeys, but it does give you a chance to win some birds and pies, plus Thanksgiving dinner is served. The whole deal raises funds for The Max Wave. Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula. 6:30–9:30 PM. $10 for bingo, $10 for dinner. A reserved table for six is $300 (includes a $170 tax deduction and drink tickets). RSVP megan.glassburn@partnerscreative.com.

dead can dance workshops to help folks create Festival of the Dead paraphernalia, making steamroller prints and pasta skeletons. Before the parade, from 2 PM to 5 PM, ZACC invites people to come by for some free spooky sugar skull decorating and facepainting sponsored by Hospice of Missoula. If you’re feeling like expressing yourself, it’s not This year is the 20th iteration of Missoula’s Festival too late to be a part of it all. The parade is a DIY of the Dead and all signs point to another colorful event so all are welcome to join the procession, public celebration of the dearly departed. Based on which begins at the Circle Square store near the the traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of XXXXs. Any costume will do but the more macabre the better. Perhaps, you’re feeling shy or you’re lucky to have very little loss in your life, then WHAT: 20th Annual Festival of the Dead Procession head down just to check out the myriads colors and shapes that have been inspired by the WHERE: Procession begins near the XXXXs on S. grief of others. Listen to the Soul City Brass Higgins Ave. and ends at Caras Park Band as it passes, watch pole-mounted skeletons whirl above you and join the UM African WHEN: Fri., Nov. 2, at 6:30 PM Dance Class and Unity Dance & Drum for the parade finale at Caras Park. There is little one can do about dyin’ other than to celebrate the livin’ the Dead), the event is a chance for artists and of those who’ve passed away. You can quote me on wannabes to honor lost loved ones via macabre artis- that. tic creations. The Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC), 235 N. 1st St., has recently hosted several –Jason McMackin

est information on innovative educational models and seeks to empower us humans. The Loft, 119 W. Main St. 7:30–8:30 PM. Visit balancedview.org. A milkman with five daughters faces a plethora of problems. Luckily, there is a plethora of tunes, too, with the production of Fiddler on the Roof by UM’s School of Theater and Dance at the Montana Theatre in the UM PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16 seniors and students/ $10 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org. Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Trivia Night makes you wonder why you didn’t minor in anthropology like you planned. The questions start at 8 PM. Free.

Hey, winter is here and TV ain’t exactly pumping out the good stuff these days, so get off your bum for a few and take Cathy Clark’s West Coast Swing Class at the Sunrise Saloon, 1805 Regent Ave. 7 PM. $5.

Get electronical without all the burns and organ damage at Radioactive, a night of electronic tunes by TBA DJs. Palace. 9 PM. Cost TBA. Pub trivia answer: George W. Bush is right-handed.

The Balanced View Open Meeting with Cheyenne Rivers and Jeanne Koester promulgates the lat-

Kraptastic Karaoke welcomes Black Eyed Peas fanatics to belt out their fave jamz at Badlander, begin-

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ning at 9 PM. Featuring $5 pitchers of Budweiser and PBR, plus $1 selected shots. Free. EOTO gets totally organic in your face when the duo plays guitar, keys and drums to make dubstep music. The Boulder, Colo., musicians are into looping their own improvised music, so catch them in the heat of passion at The Top Hat at 10 PM. $25/$20 advance. (See Music.)

THURSDAYNOV.08 Love is a Dog from Nebraska, a Travis Yost and Ron Dunbar project, has some banjos, guitars and some tunes for you to fall out of love by. Bitter Root Brewery in Hamilton. 6–8:30 PM. Free.

It feels good to talk. Do so at Hospice of Missoula’s Moving Forward Through Illness and Loss. Riverside Health Care Center, 1301 W. Broadway Ave. 2–3:30 PM. Free.

Author Erin Brown Saldin reads from her book The Girls of No Return at the Davidson Honors College Ephron Student Lounge. 4 PM. Free. Famed Inuit poet dg nanouk okpik reads from her book Corpse Whale at the Payne Family Native American Center on the UM campus. 4 PM. Free. The Riverfront Neighborhood Council Meeting and Soup Social takes place from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Let’s talk traffic and playground equipment.

nightlife Treasure State Toastmasters invites you to get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at their weekly meeting. Community Medical Center meeting rooms, 2827 Ft. Missoula Road. 6–7 PM. Free. Kerry Foresman presents and signs copies of Mammals of Montana, a book that needs no splainin’ from me. But if it did, my guesses are ferrets, wolves and chukars. Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 7 PM. Free.

Get your listening ears on, it's time for the Magpies VFW Residency Week Two, with the bootscootin' Skin Flowers and Minneapolis's Fort Wilson Riot. 245 W. Main St. 9 PM. Cost TBA. “That’s great, and it starts with an earthquake. Birds and snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” The Peace & Justice Film Series presents the end of the world as we know it with the film Crisis of Civilization. After the film there will be a discussion. UC Theater. 7 PM. Free, but donations are accepted.

More events online: missoulanews.com A milkman with five daughters faces a plethora of problems. Luckily, there is a plethora of tunes, too, with the production of Fiddler on the Roof by UM’s School of Theater and Dance at the Montana Theatre in the UM PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16 seniors and students/$10 12 and under. Visit umtheatredance.org. I’m not sure how I feel about the neologism “Montexas,” but there is supposed to be a party in that vein when Amanda Cevallos brings her band to The Top Hat from Austin, Texas, with Nate Hegyi. 9 PM. $5. Get it together and see what’s happening at Synergy Sessions, a night of electronic music with locals Sounsiva, Keen, Dagga, and Logisticalone. Palace. 9 PM. Free. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St. $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams, just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 9 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign-up.

Vote or die this Tue., Nov. 6. If you’ve voted already, I’m giving you a paper smooch right now. If you’re too rad to vote, you better be a for real anarchist. Send your event info to me by 5 PM on Fri., Nov. 2 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online. Just head to the arts section of our website and scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says “submit an event.”


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n July 2 of 2011, Tanner Olson and his cousin Trevor were killed in a car accident as they returned from a ski trip to Mount Hood in Oregon. Tanner was 14 years old. He was a freestyle skiing prodigy, pulling tricks that kids a few years older may never learn: double back flips, Rodeo 5s, shifty 360s. But he was an avid BMX rider as well and his mother, Kathy Jackson, has set about creating the Tanner Olson Memorial BMX Park in his honor. So far, a group called Ride for Tanner has collected about $50,000 for the park, mostly via fundraising during two concerts at Big Sky Brewing and a significant donation from class-act Jeff Ament. The group hopes to raise $50,000 more in the coming year to make this dream a reality. While there is still room for more

riders in this weekend’s Caras Park rail jam, Jackson is hoping folks come out to watch the riders in action and buy raffle tickets for the myriad insane prizes gifted by area business including guided fishing trips, whitewater helmets and golf gear. —Jason McMackin The I Ride for Tanner Rail Jam takes place on Sat., Nov. 3, from 4 to 10 PM at Caras Park. For more information, search Facebook: Tanner Olson Memorial BMX Park. The after-party takes place at the Top Hat with David Dalla G and Mac Lethal. Tickets cost $15 to $40 and are available at chamberlinrailjam.com.

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 The miniNaturalists Pre-K Program is aces for outdoorsy learning for ye childrens. The Montana Natural History Center. 10–11 AM. $3/$1 for members. Visit montananaturalist.org.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s weekly meeting to talk about past glories and upcoming activities at Bigfork’s Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Big time climbers and conservationists Conrad Anker, Peter Metcalf and Rick Reese share what they’ve learned about conservation and being men at their lecture, “To the Summit! Mountaineering and Responsibility to the Planet.” Urey Lecture Hall. 7 PM. Free.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 Get a good look at some bald eagles and other raptors, as well as waterfowl and whatnot, during Five Valleys Audubon’s Birder Walk at Maclay Flat. Meet at the Maclay Flat parking lot off Blue Mountain Rd. at 10 AM for this half-day seek and peek. Free. For more info call Terry after 9 AM at 214-1194 Rad bird lady and founder and director of Raptors of the Rockies Kate Davis reads from her Raptors of the West at Grizzly Claw Trading Co. in Seeley Lake. Word from the birds is she might have a feathered friend along. 7 PM. Free. Call 677-0717.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 Hey, who wants to run 2.25 miles and gain, oh, something like 1,970 feet of elevation while doing

so? Me neither. But all you folks who love hills should enter the Sentinel Hill Climb, which runs up—duh!—Mount Sentinel. There is the “M” Trail Trot, too which is a mere two-thirds of a mile. 9 AM. $20. To register visit racemontana.com. Snowshoe Basics may just save your life, maybe not, but how will you know if you don’t check it out? REI, 3275 N. Reserve. 6:30 PM. Visit rei.com/missoula.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7 The snow is coming, pull out them rusty old boards and look at them. You are not ready. Visit the UM Outdoor Program’s Ski & Snowboard Maintenance Class and you just might be. Now go do some lunges. 6 PM. $5. Visit life.umt.edu/CREC/ Outdoor. Get savvy before you even think about heading into the backcountry this winter. Do so by attending Introduction to Avalanche Awareness: Part I, with the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation at REI, 3275 N. Reserve. 6:30 PM. Free. Visit rei.com/missoula. Sadly, Turkey Bingo lacks live turkeys, but it does give you a chance to win some bird, pies and Thanksgiving dinner is served. The whole deal raises funds for The Max Wave. Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula. 6:30–9:30 PM. $10 for bingo, $10 for dinner. A reserved table for six is $300 (includes a $170 tax deduction and drink tickets). RSVP megan.glassburn@partnerscreative.com. calendar@missoulanews.com

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As often as the media and pundits talk generally about abortion rights, it’s still rare to hear women speak specifically about the procedure itself, let alone how it did or did not affect them at the time, and how it continues to impact their lives. Jane Cawthorne’s play, The Abortion Monologues, seeks out the stories through 23 vignettes. The play debuted in Portland, Ore., in 2009 and has now been performed in various communities throughout the country. The Missoula version is being produced by the UM Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Women’s Resource Center and Blue Mountain Clinic as a response to the anti-abortion rhetoric surrounding the 2012 election. The women performing in The Abortion Monologues are all locals and range in age from 22 to above 60. Those 60-

Libertarian VP candidate James Gray speaks at the UC Theater at 6 PM. Free.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 Meet the good eggs from the Montana Innocence Project during their Open House. Perhaps you can lend a hand and help improve Montana’s justice system, too, hmm? UM School of Law, Castles Center. RSVP at 243-6698 or info@mtinnocence project.org.

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—Jason McMackin The Abortion Monologues is performed at the Missoula Winery, 5646 Harrier Way, Thu., Nov. 1, at 6:30 PM. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres provided. $25/ $18 advance/$15 students. Tickets available at bluemountainclinic.org. For more info. contact Lynsey at 203-6362.

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somethings may surprise. The anti-abortion argument often couches itself as a defender of the young, but the voices and lives of older women who have experienced “back alley” abortions prior to Roe v. Wade are regularly left unheard and misunderstood. Here we have an opportunity to learn what it is like in the bad old days, and hopefully learn why they should not be repeated.

For all those affected by epilepsy, come to the Epilepsy Support Group at Summit Independent Living Center, 700 SW Higgins St. 2–3:30 PM. Free. Call 721-0707. Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Union Hall above the Union Club at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org. The UM Climate Action Now Meeting is out to save the day and promote sustainability and environmental action. UM Flat, 633 5th St. E. 6:30 PM.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6 Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsolek during Compassionate Communication Non-Violent Communication Weekly Practice Group, at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat, 115 S. Third St. W. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 1–3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

YWCA Support Groups for women take place every Tue. from 6:30 to 8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway. Free. Call 543-6691.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7 Lovers of the environment and the beer can head to Green Drinks Missoula to hang out with like-minded folks and casually talk about your world. Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins. 5–8 PM. Free. Attend the 1,000 New Gardens Meeting and allow the Garden City to live up to its moniker by helping folks plant the seeds of self-foodulation. UM FLAT, 633 S. Fifth Street E. 5:30-6:30 PM. The Balanced View Open Meeting with Cheyenne Rivers and Jeanne Koester promulgates the latest information on innovative educational models and seeks to empower us humans. The Loft, 119 W. Main St. 7:30–8:30 PM. Visit balancedview.org.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8 The Riverfront Neighborhood Council Meeting and Soup Social takes place from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Let’s talk traffic and playground equipment. That’s great, the Peace & Justice Film Series presents The End of the World and it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid. The film Crisis of Civilization gets a screening and discussion of unsustainable growth is certain to be had. UC Theater. 7 PM. Free but donations are accepted.

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


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ACORN•Acorn is a petite older lady with a sweet, quiet personality. She loves to be held and will snuggle into your shoulder and purr at any opportunity. She'd love to be someone's constant companion, and we certainly can't think of anyone who could do that job any better.

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MISS LUCY Lucy looks like a purebred St. Bernard, but this isn't certain. What is certain is that she got lost, was unclaimed at the shelter, secured adoption, and then was returned within 24 hours. A young couple with a St. Bernard wanted to adopt Lucy. All three visited with Lucy in the shelter yard. She was all goodness and grace with the couple's dog, and when she went back inside she also behaved kindly to the shelter cat. Papers were signed, and off went Lucy with a new sibling to a new loving home. And therein lay the problem. The home was indeed loving, but Lucy felt it would be more loving without a sibling. In short, Lucy became dog-aggressive and was promptly returned. Indubitably Lucy must be an only pet. As for tolerating nonfamily cats and dogs, Lucy likes some and dislikes others. Another Lucy trait is her indomitable strength. If a leashed Lucy refuses to enter her kennel, she either becomes a standing sumo or zooms away with leash-holder in tow. But on walks Lucy is calm and sedate. She lumbers about 10 minutes, stops, looks up at you for petting, and once received, resumes lumbering. She repeats this choreography until the end, when you realize you weren't out for a walk at all, but instead were DRIVING MISS LUCY.

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana 549-3934 RED•This 2-year-old Airedale/Griffon mix

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CONNIE•This one-year-old tabby has style! Connie is inquisitive and intelligent. She loves to play with her food toys to get her treats. You can almost see the wheels spin in her brain as she tries to figure something new out. She is also sweet and snuggly once she has gotten her exercise. Looking for an energetic cat with a lot of purrrsonality? Meet Connie!

JEROME• November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet month. To celebrate, the adoption fees for cats over 7 years old will be FREE all month! Jerome would like to say that even though he’s seven, he’s not an old man! He still loves to explore new things and chase toys. He is a quiet fellow who has his own tasks to attend to. Jerome gets along well with other cats and is declawed on his front paws.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Big opportunities are coming up for you. Even if you cash in on them, though, they aren’t likely to make an immediate practical impact. They are subtle and deep, these prospects. They have the potential of catalyzing monumental shifts in your longterm unfolding, but will take a while to transform your day-to-day rhythm. So what are these openings? Here are my guesses: 1. You could root out a bad seed that got embedded in your subconscious mind before you knew any better. 2. You could reinterpret the meaning of certain turning points in your past, thereby revising the flow of your life story. 3. You could forgive yourself for an old sin you thought you’d never let go of. 4. You could receive a friendly shock that will diminish some sadness you’ve carried for a long time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This would be a good time to get introspective and meditative about your urge to merge...to think objectively about the way you approach togetherness...to be honest with yourself about what strengths and weaknesses you bring to the art of collaboration. The most important question you can ask yourself during this inventory is this: “How do I personally contribute, either knowingly or unconsciously, to the problems I experience in relationships.” Here’s another query you might consider: “How hard am I willing to work to create the kinds of intimacy and alliances I say I want?” GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Dear Rob: I seem to be marooned in an interesting limbo. The sights and sounds are not exactly pretty, but they keep me perversely entertained. I’m sampling tastes that are more sour than sweet, thinking that sooner or later the sweetness will start to prevail—but it never does. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a trance, unable to do what’s best for me. Can you offer any help? Like maybe give me a password that would break me out of the trance? —Meandering Gemini.” Dear Meandering: This is one of those rare times when you have cosmic permission to favor what’s calming and reassuring rather than what’s amusing and stimulating. Your password is sanctuary.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): On September 22, the San Francisco Giants played a baseball game against the San Diego Padres. In the fourth inning, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval sprinted to the edge of the field, then hurled himself over a railing and into the crowd in order to snag a foul pop-up. The fact that he landed upside down but perfectly unhurt wasn’t the most impressive aspect of his feat. Nor was his improbable ability to wield such precise concentration while invoking so much raw force. Even more amazing was the pink bubble that Sandoval blew with his chewing gum nanoseconds before he dived. It was a supremely playful and successful Zen moment. That’s the spirit I hope you will bring to your efforts in the coming days.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your unconscious mind will be more accessible than usual in the coming weeks. It will reveal its agendas more clearly and play more of an active role in your life. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It will depend on how open-minded you are toward the surprises your secret self will reveal. If you try to ignore or repress its eruptions, they’ll probably wreak chaos. If, on the other hand, you treat this other part of you as an unpredictable but generous ally, you may be able to work out a collaboration that serves you both.

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pay certain costs associated with the sale and issuance of the Bonds. The Project will be owned and operated by the Borrower and will be located at the Secret Seconds thrift store at 1136 W. Broadway in Missoula, Montana. The maximum aggregate principal amount of the proposed bond issue is $920,400. The Bonds would be secured by a pledge of the revenues to be derived by the City from a loan agreement with the Borrower and by such other security devices, if any, as may be deemed advantageous. The Bonds will be special, limited obligations of the City. No holder of any Bonds will

ever have the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the City to pay the Bonds or the interest thereon, nor to enforce payment thereof against any property of the City except money payable by the Borrower to the City and pledged to the payment of the Bonds. All persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place set forth above, or may file written comments with the City Clerk prior to the date of the hearing set forth above. Further information may be obtained from the City Clerk, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana 59802, telephone: 406-552-6078. Dated: Oc-

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Urbandictionary.com defines “Skymall solution” as “an absurdly singlepurposed tool or solution that solves a problem you don’t actually have.” The term is derived from the famous Skymall catalog, which sells unusual specialty products. According to my analysis of the current astrological omens, you should be wary of any attraction you might have to Skymall solutions. Do you really need a King Tut tissue box cover or an ice cube tray that makes ice in the shape of dachshunds or a stencil set for putting messages on your bundt cake? I doubt it. Nor do you need their metaphorical equivalents.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Right before I woke up this morning, I had a dream that one of my teeth fell out. As I lay there groggily in bed, my mind searched for its meaning. “What does losing a tooth symbolize?” I asked myself. “What is its psychological meaning?” I promised myself that when I got up, I would Google that question. But my rumination was interrupted by a dull ache in the back of my mouth, and it was only then that I remembered: Yesterday, in actual waking life, I had a real tooth yanked out by a real dentist. The moral of the story, Libra: Be wary of making up elaborate stories and mythic assumptions about events that have simple, mundane explanations.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is an excellent time to explore the frontiers of wise foolishness. I’m hoping you will take full advantage of learning opportunities that might require you to shed your excess dignity and acknowledge how much you don’t know. Are you brave enough to disavow cynical thoughts and jaded attitudes that muffle your lust for life? Are you smart enough to understand how healthy it would be to go out and play like an innocent wild child? Make yourself available for delightful surprises.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Zombies used to be terrifying. But then they became a featured motif in pop culture, often in humorous contexts, and now there’s a growing acceptance and even affection for them. Here’s the view of Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide: “Eventually rock and roll morphs from Sid Vicious to the Jonas Brothers. Same thing with vampires: We went from Dracula to Twilight to make them peachy and G-rated. I guarantee you someone is working on a way to take the fear out of zombies and market them to children.” Your assignment, Sagittarius, is to do to your personal fears what the entertainment industry has done to zombies: Turn them into amusing caricatures that don’t trouble you so much. For example, visualize an adversary singing a duet with Justin Bieber.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “You must learn from the mistakes of others,” said humorist Sam Levenson. “You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” That’s excellent advice for you right now, Capricorn. In order to glean the teachings you need most, you won’t have to bumble through a single wrong turn or bad decision yourself. There will be plenty of blundering role models who will be providing you with the precise inspiration you need. Study them carefully.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Every November, thousands of writers participate in National Novel Writing Month. They pledge to compose at least 50,000 words of a new novel in that 30day period. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aquarius, I propose that you commit yourself to a comparable project in your own field. Is there a potential masterpiece on which you could get a substantial amount of work done? Is there a major transformation you’ve long wanted to undertake but have always had some excuse to avoid? I predict that you will attract unexpected help and luck if you summon the willpower to focus on that task.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t believe the climate is changing? Go ask the birds what they think. Sixty percent of all the feathered species in North America have moved north in the past 46 years. Scientists are pretty sure their migration is a response to the warming trend that’s afoot. I like the idea of tuning in to how animals behave in order to get accurate information about the state of the world. Would you consider doing more of that, Pisces? According to my astrological analysis, the coming months will be a time when you can learn a lot from non-human intelligences. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA

Notice of Public Hearing on a Proposed Project and the Issuance of Revenue Bonds Under Montana Code Annotated, Title 90, Chapter 5, Part 1, as Amended, to Help Finance the Costs Thereof Missoula, Montana NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Missoula, Montana (the “City”), will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., M.T., in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine, Missoula, Montana, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on a proposal that the City issue its revenue bonds (the “Bonds”), under

Montana Code Annotated, Title 90, Chapter 5, Part 1, as amended (the “Act”), on behalf of YWCA of Missoula, a Montana nonprofit corporation (the “Borrower”). The Bonds would be issued in order to provide funds in the approximate amount of $920,400 to be used to finance a portion of the costs of refinancing existing outstanding debt and designing and constructing an addition to the Borrower’s Broadway Secret Seconds, store increasing the square footage by 5,890 feet and adding 23 parking spaces on the vacant lot adjacent to the current store, and related improvements (the “Project”), and to


PUBLIC NOTICES tober 22, 2012. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MONTANA /s/ Martha L. Rehbein City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that separate sealed BIDS for the construction of The Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Four 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 27, 2012, 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. 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 $100.00 for each set and a mailing fee of $35. The documents will be available @ MMW on Thursday, November 1, 2012 after 1:00 PM. Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will be refunded their payment, and any NONBIDDER upon so returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be refunded $100.00. 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 18-1201 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 Montana Prevailing Wage Rates for Building Construction 2012 apply to this project. A list of litigation will need to be provided by the apparent low bidder within (5) days of the bid opening. All litigation filed by or against the Contractor in the past 10 years shall be included. 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 re-advertise 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 27, 2012. There will be a pre-bid conference, and existing facility walk-through scheduled for November 13, 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 ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposals for Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Four, c/o MMW Architects” and addressed to: MMW Architects 125 W. Alder Missoula, MT 59802 MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Trustees of the EAST MISSOULA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT that on November 6, 2012, pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the Board of Trustees on July 24, 2012, a general election ballot by the registered voters will be held in and for the District for the purpose of voting on the question of whether to levy an additional 15 mills annually, or not less than $350,000, over a 15 year period, for improving emergency services and firefighter safety by purchasing and maintaining a new fire apparatus for the District. The polls will be open at 7:00 a.m., and continue to be open until 8:00 p.m., on Election Day at Bonner School and the East Missoula Community Center. DATED this 30th day of August, 2012 /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Missoula County Election Administrator MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Notice is hereby given that on November 6, 2012, an election will be held at the Seeley Lake School for the question of Establishing a Resort Area Tax in the Seeley Lake Resort Area. If approved by the electors of the Seeley Lake Resort Area, the Resort Tax will be no more than 3% of the retail value of all goods and services sold (except goods and services sold for resale) by lodging facilities, eating establishments, taverns and resorts in the Seeley Lake Resort Area, and on luxuries, defined in MCA 76-1501 (1) as any gift item, luxury item or other item normally sold to the public or to transient visitors or tourists (not including food purchased unprepared or unserved, medicine, medical supplies and services, appliances, hardware supplies and tools, or any necessities of life). The Resort Area Tax revenue will be allocated 95% water and sewer infrastructure, 2.5% administrative, and 2.5% marketing and community promotion, unless amended by vote of the electors. The polls will be open at 7:00 a.m., and continue to be open until 8:00 p.m., on election day. DATED this 30 th day of August, 2012. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Missoula County Election Administrator MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

NOTICE OF HEARING The Missoula Board of County Commissioners will conduct a hearing on the proposed expenditure of Open Space Bond proceeds on the following project: 1. Rock Creek Confluence Project A hearing on a proposal to use $400,000 of Open Space bond funding towards the purchase of 201 acres near the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River. Five Valleys Land Trust would purchase the property. The Commissioners will conduct the hearing at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in

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JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s Room B14 of the County Administration Building, 199 West Pine, Missoula, Montana. Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may speak at the hearing and/or submit written or other materials to the Commissioners at the hearing or by mail, fax or personal delivery to the Commissioners. Offices: 199 West Pine. Mail: 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. FAX: (406) 721-4043. Copies of the proposed project are available for public inspection at the Missoula County Office of Rural Initiatives, 317 Woody, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 258-3432; or you may contact Pat O’Herren in Rural Initiatives at 258-4981. If anyone attending any of these meetings needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-3422. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed with the County Commissioners requesting for the alteration of a utility easement specifically described as: Relocation of Utility Easement to East Side End of Lot 5, Located in Section 27, T14N, R20W; and in Section 34, T14N, R20W. West End Industrial Development Subdivision Phase 2, beginning at Southern Boundary Lot 4/5 along Lot Line, ending at Northern Boundary Lot 4/5 along Lot Line. The County Commissioners are requested to alter the easement as follows: Relocate easement from West Side of Lot 5 to East Side of Lot 5 (For more information, please see the petition on file in the Clerk & Recording Office at 200 West Broadway, 2nd floor, Missoula, MT) The alteration of this easement is necessary and advantageous for the following reasons: Allows for Development of Lots 4 and 5 as a single property. A Public Hearing on the above requested alteration will be held before the Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting on November 14, 2012 at 1:30 P.M.; At the Missoula County Administration Building, located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, County, Missoula, MT. Interested parties are requested to be present at that time to be heard for or against the granting of this petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioners’ Office, at the Missoula County Administration Building located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT prior to the hearing date. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder / Treasurer By /s/ Kim Cox Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder Date October 23, 2012 MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine Street, Room B14, in Missoula, Montana. Amendments to the Missoula County Growth Policy Missoula County is proposing the amendments at the request of the Board of County Commissioners. The proposed amendments include the following: Chapter 2 - Description of industrial land use and associated economic trends for promoting secondary, value adding industry in Missoula County Chapter 3- Additional goals and objectives that address economic development needs Chapter 4- Expanded description of all forms of tax increment financing as implementation strategies Information about this project is available for viewing at www.co.missoula.mt.us./rural. It is also available for public inspection at the Missoula County Rural Initiatives (physical location: 317 Woody Street, Missoula) and the Missoula County Commissioners Office (physical location: second floor of the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W Pine, Missoula). Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged on the public hearing items noted above. Comments may be di-

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rected to Missoula County Rural Initiatives at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT, 59802, or via email to ri@co.missoula.mt.us. If anyone attending these meetings needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-3432. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

The Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Board will continue to hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. or soon thereafter. The Board meets in the second floor conference room at the Health Department at 301 West Alder in Missoula. The Air Board will consider proposed changes to Chapter 4 “Missoula County Air Stagnation and Emergency Episode Avoidance Plan”; Chapter 6 “Standards for Stationary Sources”; Chapter 7 “Outdoor Burning”; Chapter 8 “Fugitive Particulate”; Chapter 9 “Solid Fuel Burning Devices”; and Chapter 14 “Enforcement and Administrative Procedures.” Some of the proposed rule changes include clarify the wildfire smoke emergency episode avoidance plan in Chapter 4; add a temporary permitting process for portable industrial sources in Chapter 6; general outdoor burning procedure clarifications and bonfire definition clarification in Chapter 7; modifying the paving rules in Chapter 8; general rule clarification and the addition of solid fuel burning devices for licensed mobile food vendors in Chapter 9; and removal of the administrative review process for permitting actions in Chapter 14. The Air Board will take public comments at the hearing before making a decision. Written comments may be submitted on or before noon on November 15, 2012 by mailing them to Air Comments, MCCHD, 301 W Alder St., Missoula, MT 59802; faxing them to (406) 258-4781 or emailing them to bschmidt@ co.missoula.mt.us . For more information, a copy of the proposed regulations or to sign up for the Interested Parties mailing list, visit www.co.missoula.mt.us/airquality or call 258-4755. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Cause No. DP-12-174 Dept. No. 1 Ed McLean NOTICE OF HEARING OF PETITION FOR ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CONNER DARREL JOEVON HOWARD HINER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Stephanie M. Zavarelli has filed in the above Court and cause a Petition for Adjudication of Intestacy, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment of Personal Representative for the Estate of Conner Darrel Joevon Howard Hiner. For further information, the Petition, as filed, may be examined in the office of the Clerk of the above Court. Hearing upon said Petition will be held in said Court before the Honorable Ed McLean at the courtroom in the Missoula County District Court at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, on the 5th day of December, 2012 at 1:30 o’clock p.m., at which time and place all interested persons may appear and object. DATED this 18th day of October, 2012. /s/ Eric Rasmusson, Bulman Law Associates, P.L.L.C., PO Box 8202, Missoula, MT 59807-8202 (406) 721-7744 Attorneys for Petitioner

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-170 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VERNA A. WITTENBERG, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Marisa Matter, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the abovenamed Court. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 8th day of October , 2012, in Missoula, Montana. /s/ Marisa Matter, Personal Representative GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC. /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 4 Cause No. DP-12-171 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN W. PAGE, SR., Decedent. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate 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 John William Page, Jr., at St. Peter Law Offices, P.C., 2820 Radio Way, PO Box 17255, Missoula, MT 59808 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 4th day of October, 2012. /s/ John Page Jr., Personal Representative DATED this 4th day of October, 2012 St. Peter Law Offices, P.C. /s/ Don C. St. Peter STATE OF MONTANA):ss County of Missoula) I, John William Page, Jr., declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. /s/ John Page, Jr., Personal Representative SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 4th day of October, 2012/ /s/ Roxanne Carlson, Notary Public for the State of Montana, Residing at Missoula, Montana, My commission expires: 09/30/2014 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-12-82 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HELEN GULLIKSON ADAMS, 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 Barbara Bondurant, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at OGG & HELMER LAW OFFICES, 1001 S.W. Higgins, Suite 202, Missoula, MT 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 12th day of October, 2012. /s/ Barbara Bondurant, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP-12-137 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF KATHRYN I. WHITE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Thomas W. White 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 be mailed to Thomas W. White, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Timothy D. Geiszler, GEISZLER & FROINES, PC, 619 Southwest Higgins, Suite K, Missoula, Montana 59803 or filed with the

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PUBLIC NOTICES Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 22nd day of August, 2012. GEISZLER & FROINES, PC /s/ Timothy D. Geiszler, Attorneys for the Personal Representative. I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the state of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 22nd day of August, 2012 /s/ Thomas W. White, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP-12-157 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF DEREK ROSS NELSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Paigee Smith, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested in care of David B. Cotner, Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C., 201 West Main Street, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 7th day of September, 2012. /s/ Paige Smith, 8370 Indreland Road, Missoula, MT 59808 STATE OF MONTANA):ss County of MIssoula) I, Paige Smith, Personal Representative for the Estate of Derek Ross Nelson, deceased, declare under penaltyof perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 4th day of October, 2012. /s/ Paige Smith, Personal Representative DATSOPOULOS, MACDONALD & LIND, P.C. /s/ David B. Cotner, Attorneys for Personal Representative Mullan Mini Storage will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for Unit 30. Unit contains household items, children’s clothing, toys and miscellaneous. These units may be viewed November 8th, 9th, and 12th by appointment only by calling 721-8710. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 2855 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to 3:30 p.m. on November, 2012. Buyer’s bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered for 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. NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER MONTANA TRUST INDENTURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 13th day of February, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 A.M., on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, Raymond P. Tipp, Successor Trustee, in order to satisfy the obligation set out below, has elected to sell and will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, payable at the time of sale to said Successor Trustee without warranty or covenant, expressed or implied as to title, possession or encumbrances, the interest of Successor Trustee, Raymond P. Tipp, Esq., of the remaining Grantors, Michael J. Sullivan and Julianne M. Larson, and to the following described real property, situated in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: Lot 23, Block C of Far Views Homesites, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. LESS AND EXCEPTING that portion thereof conveyed by the Warranty Deed in Book 59 of Micro at page 707, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the most Easterly corner of said Lot 23, Block C which corner is common to Lots 23 and 24 of said Block C and situated on Westview Drive as the same appears on the official plat of said addition; running thence Southwesterly along Westview Drive and then Southeasterly line of said Lot 23, 20 feet; thence Northeasterly to the Northeast corner of said Lot 23, which corner is common to Lots 23 and 24, of Block C, thence Southeasterly along the line dividing said Lots 23 and 24, to the point of beginning; all according to the official plat of said Far Views Homesites as filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Missoula County, Montana. Said sale will be made in accordance with the statutes of the State of Montana, and the terms and provisions of a certain Montana Trust Indenture dated the 8th day of January, 1999, and recorded the 12th day of January, 1999, in Book 568 Page 2414, wherein Michael J. Sullivan and Julianne M. Larson are the original Grantors, Western Title and Escrow is the original Trustee, Hazel M. Sullivan (now Hazel M. Helms) is the original Beneficiary. Beneficiary executed a Subordination Agreement with Grantors on September 20, 2002 wherein she agreed that her Montana Trust Indenture recorded January 12, 1999, in Book 568 of Micro at Page 2410, records of Missoula County Clerk and Recorder shall be inferior and subordinate to that certain Deed of Trust dated 9/16/2002 in the principal amount of $64,900.00 wherein Sullivan and Larson are designated Grantors, First Magnus Financial Corp. is designated as Beneficiary, and Stewart Title is designated as the original Trustee. Raymond P. Tipp has been name Successor Trustee by virtue of Appointment of Successor Trustee filed of

record in the office of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder, August 9th, 2012, in Book 898 at Page 540 Records of Missoula County, Montana. Hazel M. Sullivan, (now Hazel M. Helms) original Beneficiary executed a Subordination Agreement on September 30, 2002, filed in Book 689 at Page 845 whereby she agreed that any and all legal rights pertaining to said Montana Trust Indenture recorded January 12, 1999 in Book 568 of Micro at Page 2410, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder, wherein Michael J. Sullivan and Julianne M. Larson are designated as Grantors and Hazel M. Sullivan is designated as the Beneficiary, shall be inferior and subordinate to that certain Deed of Trust dated 9-16-2002, in the principal amount of $64,000, wherein Sullivan and Larson are designated as the Grantors, First Magnus Financial Corp. is designated as the Beneficiary, and Stewart Title is designated as the Trustee. That the beneficial interest under that said Deed of Trust has been assigned by First Magnus Financial Corp. unto Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC HOme Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing , LP whose address is 13150 World Gate Dr., Herndon, VA 20170, January 3, 2012, recorded in Book 887 Micro Records, Page 970. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. is named as Successor Trustee in substitution of Trustee, recorded 8th day of March, 2012 in Book 890 at Page 1072 records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder, Missoula, Montana. Bank of America loan number is 20798759. Judgment was transcribed from Justice Court in favor of Beneficial Montana, Inc., Cause No. DV05-726 against Julianne Larson and Michael J. Sullivan, the sum of $7,026.56 plus accruing interest. Julianne M. Larson and Michael J. Sullivan fled Declaration of Homestead, recorded June 29, 2005, in Book 755 Micro Records Page 107. Court Ordered the stipulated terms and conditions contained in Stipulated Decree of Separation, filed July 7, 2010, Cause No. DR-09-591, Montana Fourth Judicial District Court, Missoula County. That Grantors, Michael J. Sullivan and Julianne M. Larson have: 1) defaulted in that they have failed to pay in full the amount owing to Beneficiary Hazel M. Sullivan (now Helms) in full immediately and without demand the amount owing to Hazel M. Sullivan (now Helms) on the obligation secured by the Montana Trust Indenture or the monthly payments of principal and interest (7% per annum) in the amount of $771.75 per month on the obligation secured by said Montana Trust Indenture after transfer of said property to them since August, 2004 and 2) in that they have failed to keep the property in good condition and repair. That the principal sum owing on the obligation secured by said Montana Trust Indenture is the sum of $110,096.00, together with accrued interest at the rate of 7% per annum which was due and payable on the 5th day of September, 2005, until the date of sale interest shall continue to accrue at the rate of 7% per annum. That on the date of sale, there will be due and owing One Hundred Ten thousand Ninety Six hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($110,096.00) together with costs and expenses of foreclosures as provided by law. The present last know address for Michael J. Sullivan is 1640 Kemp, Missoula, MT 59801. The present last known address of Julianne M. Larson is 305 Artemos Dr., Missoula, MT 59803, formerly 403 Westview Dr., Missoula, MT 59803, and 1826 Margaret, Missoula, MT 59801, as listed in her Bankruptcy Case No. 12-61146-RBK and Nik G. Geranios, Esq., Attorney at Law, 120 Hickory St., Suite B, Missoula, MT 59801. The Beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and directed the Trustee to commence such sale proceedings. 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 subject to the Deed of Trust and obligation owing to Bank of America aforesaid, by Trustee’s deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The Grantors, successors in interest to the Grantors 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 Montana Trust Indenture and the obligation secured thereby (included 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. DATED this 4th day of October, 2012. /s/ Raymond P. Tipp, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ))ss, County of Missoula This instrument was acknowledged before me the 4th day of October, 2012, by Raymond P. Tipp, Successor Trustee. (SEAL) /s/ Karen Berg, Notary Public for State of Montana, Residing at Missoula, Montana, My Commission Expires 05/24/2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by BENJAMIN P. HURSH, as successor Trustee, of the public sale of the real property

hereinafter described pursuant to the “Small Tract Financing Act of Montana” (Section 711-301, et seq., MCA). The following information is provided: THE NAME OF THE GRANTOR, ORIGINAL TRUSTEE, THE BENEFICIARY IN THE DEED OF TRUST, ANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO THE BENEFICIARY OR GRANTOR(S), ANY SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, AND THE PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S) IS/ARE: Grantor: WILLIAM LEE HOFF (“Grantor”) Original Trustee: MARK C. PROTHERO C/O UPF Washington Incorporated Successor Trustee: BENJAMIN P. HURSH, an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Montana (the “Trustee”) Beneficiary: STERLING SAVINGS BANK (the “Beneficiary”) Present Record Owner: WILLIAM LEE HOFF THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY COVERED BY THE DEED OF TRUST IS: The real property and its appurtenances in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: LOT 4 OF ORCHARD PROMENADE – PHASE II, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING DATA: The following instruments and documents have been recorded in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Missoula County, Montana. Deed of Trust dated August 12, 2008, and recorded August 14, 2008, under Book 824 of Micro Records at Page 1146, records of Missoula County, Montana; THE DEFAULT FOR WHICH THE FORECLOSURE IS MADE IS: Nonpayment of monthly installments of $2,359.32 due under the Promissory Note dated August 12, 2008, as extended, which is secured by the Deed of Trust. The borrower is due for the April 15, 2012 payment and for each subsequent monthly payment. THE SUMS OWING ON THE OBLIGATION SECURED BY THE DEED OF TRUST AS OF JULY 6, 2012, ARE: Principal: $278,758.50 Interest: Interest continues to accrue at a rate of 11.74% per annum. As of July 6, 2012 the interest balance is $10,277.72 and interest accrues at the rate of $90.9062 per day. Late Charges & fees: $609.85 Delinquent Property Tax: $22,551.53 The Beneficiary anticipates and intends to disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the real property, and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts or taxes are paid by the Grantor or successor in interest to the Grantor. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of the sale include the Trustee’s and attorney’s fees, and costs and expenses of sale. THE TRUSTEE, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE BENEFICIARY, HEREBY ELECTS TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO SATISFY THE AFORESAID OBLIGATIONS. THE DATE, TIME, PLACE AND TERMS OF SALE ARE: Date: January 25, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time or Mountain Daylight Time, whichever is in effect. Place: Crowley Fleck PLLP, 305 South 4th Street East, Suite 100, Missoula, MT 59801 Terms: This sale is a public sale and any person, including the Beneficiary, and 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. Dated: September 4, 2012. /s/ Benjamin P. Hursh BENJAMIN P. HURSH Trustee STATE OF MONTANA): ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on 4th September, 2012, by BENJAMIN P. HURSH, as Trustee. /s/ Dawn L. Hanninen Printed Name Dawn L. Hanninen [NOTARY SEAL] Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at Missoula, Montana My commission expires: February 14, 2016 File No. 87-1168-001 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 03, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: The East onehalf of Lot 35, all of Lots 36 and 37 in Tract 16 of School Five Acre Addition, a platted subdivision in City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof Erin O. Doherty, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated April 18, 2001 and recorded on April 23, 2001 under Document No. 200108291 in Book 648 on Page 557. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. 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 $755.47, beginning November 1, 2011, and

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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 August 20, 2012 is $96,080.77 principal, interest at the rate of 6.875% now totaling $5,685.57, late charges in the amount of $226.62, escrow advances of $1,959.47, suspense balance of $-363.85 and other fees and expenses advanced of $599.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $18.10 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: July 26, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 26th day of July, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shannon Gavin Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 01/19/2018 Chase/doherty 41954.967 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 10, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 31 IN BLOCK 2 OF BEN HUGHES ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Randy T Lawrence and Carol C Lawrence, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated February 13, 2004 and recorded on February 19, 2004 in Book 726 Page 1048 under Document No 200404346. 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. 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 $778.39, beginning November 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 1, 2012 is $122,819.96 principal, interest at the rate of 2.0% now totaling $2,251.70, late charges in the amount of $256.00, escrow advances of $1,569.09, suspense balance of $ and other fees and ex-

penses advanced of $1,507.68, plus accruing interest at the rate of $6.73 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 3, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 3rd day of August, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 Citimortgage V Lawrence 42011.668 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 10, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 2B OF FAIRFAX ESTATES, LOT 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH PRIVATE ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENTS AS SET FORTH ON SAID PLAT Robert G. Young and Penny E. Young, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company Of Montana, Inc., A Montana Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on April 07, 2009 and recorded on April 14, 2009 in Bk-837, Pg-434, under Document No. 200908398. The beneficial interest is currently held by Guild Mortgage Company. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,478.88, beginning February 1, 2012, 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 August 25, 2012 is $263,670.27 principal, interest at the rate of 5.0% now totaling $7,476.84, late charges in the amount of $471.17, escrow advances of $628.61, and other fees and expenses advanced of $590.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $36.12 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 dueunder 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: Aug 6, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ) )ss. County of Bingham ) On this 6th day of August, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 Guild/young 41291.820 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 21, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 16 of O’Brien Creek Meadows No. 2, Phase III, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof Daniel E. Hiltz and Mary C. Hiltz, 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 on February 27, 2009 and recorded on March 04, 2009 in Book 834, Page 1032, under document No. 200904799. The beneficial interest is currently held by U.S. Bank National Association. 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 $4,790.18, beginning January 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 3, 2012 is $705,603.97 principal, interest at the rate of 7.0000% now totaling $86,707.06, late charges in the amount of $3,353.14, escrow advances of $9,389.85, and other fees and expenses advanced of $395.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $135.32 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 15, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 15th day of August, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Shannon Gavin Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 01/19/2018 Us Bank/hiltz 41810.639 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 21, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 45 of Meadowlark Acres, a patted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof Thomas W. Theisen, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated on July 20, 2006 and recorded on July 21, 2006 in BK-779, Pg-515, under document No. 200618024. The beneficial interest is currently held by U.S. Bank National Association not in its individual capacity, but solely as Legal Title Trustee for LVS Title Trust I. 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 $470.02, beginning September 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 30, 2012 is $161,150.59 principal, interest at the rate of 3.5% now totaling $6,072.37, late charges in the amount of $282.00, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,066.80, plus accruing Interest at the rate of $15.45 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 en-


PUBLIC NOTICES vironmental 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 16, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 16th day of August, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 3point/theisen 42037.002 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 24, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 100 of GRANTLAND ELEVEN, PHASE II, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat of record in Book 11 of Plats at Page 49 Ricardo Mussiett Jr and Sonia P. Mussiett, 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 Deed of Trust dated on June 27, 2007 and recorded on June 28, 2007 in Bk800, Pg-556 under Document No. 200716351. The beneficial interest is currently held by M&T BANK. 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 $2,311.44, beginning March 1, 2012, 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 August 10, 2012 is $340,034.66 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $11,373.09, late charges in the amount of $1,617.98, escrow advances of $245.59, and other fees and expenses advanced of $41.74, plus accruing interest at the rate of $59.39 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 14, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 14th day of August, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Cassidy M Wilcox Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 7/16/2013 M&t/mussiett 41902.251 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 01/29/2013 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 NANCY L ALLRED as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES OF MISSOULA, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/05/2007 and recorded 06/07/2007, in document No. 200714267 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 798 at Page Number 1353 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE WEST 20 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE EAST 55 FEET OF LOT 3 IN BLOCK “C” OF RAINBOW RANCH HOMES ADDITION, A PLATTTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 530 MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 320. Property Address: 2509 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 THE CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-16CB MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200716CB. 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 06/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $213,337.55 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.00% per annum from 06/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/18/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0078733 FEI NO. 1006.16845

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 01/30/2013 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 S ARMSTRONG, AND MICA L DUBOIS as Grantors, conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/30/2005 and recorded 12/30/2005, in document No. 200534758 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 766 at Page Number 1406 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 6 OF SYRINGA ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 1635 SUNFLOWER DR, MISSOULA, MT 59802-3303. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $205,600.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 05/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s

fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/19/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0078778 FEI NO. 1006.168483 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 01/25/2013 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 SHERRY L. GREENE AND STEVEN GREENE, WIFE AND HUSBAND as Grantors, conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/29/2008 and recorded 05/13/2008, in document No. 200810793 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 818 at Page Number 1169 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TAX ID NUMBER(S): 1019901 LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA IN THE STATE OF MT THE SOUTH 85

PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Subdivision Request – Bonner Mill Industrial Park 1.A request from Bonner Property Development, LLC, represented by Territorial-Landworks, Inc., to create 13 condominium units on a 20.02 acre parcel. This requires subdivision review. The property is located at the former Stimson Lumber site in Bonner (see Map A).

CLARK FORK STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 82, 211, 291. 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 November 12th, 2012 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 November 15th, 2012 at 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.

The Missoula Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on this item on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in Room B14 of the County Admin Building, located at 199 W. Pine Street in Missoula. The request and exact legal description is available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana, (406) 258-4657. Your attendance at the public hearing and comments are welcomed and encouraged. 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.

FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 5, AND THE SOUTH 85 FEET OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 22 OF LOW’S ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1730 SOUTH 7TH STREET WEST, MISSOULA, MT 59801. Property Address: 1730 S 7TH ST W, 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 install-

ment which became due on 05/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $181,350.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.50% per annum from 05/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the

NOTICE THAT A TAX DEED MAY BE ISSUED TO THE FOLLOWING INTERESTED PARTIES (REGARDING THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW ) WHOSE CURRENT ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN: SAMUEL A. LITTLE

BITTERROOT VALLEY BANK DBA CLARK FORK VALLEY BANK Any Assigns, Successors, Heirs, Devisees or Beneficiaries of or to the Above Parties Any Other Parties Claiming an Interest, Whether Legal or Equitable in the Real Property Described Below 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 following described real property in which you may have an interest (Missoula County Tax Parcel/ID No. 4052909): Missoula County Treasurer’s Abbreviated Legal Description: SECTION: 22 TOWNSHIP: 14N RANGE: 20W GO WEST STORAGE CONDOMINIUMS UNIT A-20 GEOCODE: 04-2325-22-3-01-05-7020 Full Legal Description: UNIT A-20 OF GO WEST STORAGE SOLUTIONS, STORAGE CONDOMINIUMS SITUATED ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, TO-WIT: TRACT 1 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5757, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TOGETHER WITH A FRACTIONAL UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREAS OF THE PROPERTY AS DEFINED IN SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR GO WEST STORAGE SOLUTIONS, RECORDED IN BOOK 763 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1058 AND ITS AMENDMENTS THERETO. ALSO TOGETHER WITH THE USE OF THE LIMITED COMMON AREA AS ESTABLISHED AND DEFINED IN SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR GO WEST STORAGE SOLUTIONS, RECORDED IN BOOK 763 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1058 AND ITS AMENDMENTS THERETO. 2. The 2008 property taxes (first half ) became delinquent after 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2008. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 8, 2009. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 9, 2009, by: Missoula County, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned on September 12, 2011, to: Eric J. Bashore, P.O. Box 80242, Billings, MT 59108. 6. As of October 25, 2012, the amount of tax due is: TAXES: $1,209.08 PENALTY: $24.24 INTEREST: $274.28 COST: $779.84 TOTAL: $2,287.44 NOTE: Interest continues to accrue at a rate of 5/6 of 1% per month. 7. For the property tax lien to be liquidated, the total amount listed in paragraph 6, plus any subsequent accrued interest, must be paid by December 31, 2012, which is the date that the redemption period expires or expired. 8. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the county treasurer on or prior to December 31, 2012, which is 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 the purchaser/assignee on the day following the date that the redemption period expires or on the date the county treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 9. 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, Telephone: (406) 258-4847 or (406) 258-3271. FURTHER NOTICE FOR THOSE PERSONS/ENTITIES LISTED ABOVE WHOSE ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN: 1) The address of the interested party is unknown. 2) The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3) The interested party's rights in the property may be in jeopardy.

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: 09/13/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 120076660 FEI NO. 1006.16799

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The Missoula Board of County Commissioners (“BCC”) will conduct public hearings on November 14, 2012, and November 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., in the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine Street, Room B14, in Missoula, Montana. Creation of the Bonner Mill Tax Increment Financing Industrial District (TIFID) Missoula Board of County Commissioners has adopted a Resolution of Intention to create the TIFID to encourage secondary, valueadding industrial growth by providing a financial mechanism to install necessary infrastructure improvements as authorized by Title 7, Chapter 15, Part 42, Montana Code

Annotated. The proposed plan for the Bonner Mill TIFID addresses the following: The Bonner Mill TIFID encompasses an area that is located northeast of Highway 200 and includes approximately 148 acres. The Blackfoot River forms the northern boundary of the site. It is located in Sections 21 and 22, Township 13 North, Range 18 West, Missoula County Montana.Missoula County has as its goal, the development of secondary, value adding industries in order to sustain and grow its economy over time. At the Bonner Mill TIFID, achieving this goal may require the upgrade of water and sewer services, transportation and utility upgrades, stormwater collection and treatment, extension of rail service, improvements to fire safety systems, property clean up, and other facility and services improvements. Missoula County intends to use tax increment financing in support of making infrastructure improvements as revenues permit and may issue tax increment financing bonds.The purpose of the public hearings is to receive public input on the Ordinance to Adopt the Bonner Mill Tax Increment Financing Industrial District (TIFID). First reading of the Ordinance will be on November 14, 2012, with final adoption to take place on November 28, 2012. The TIFID plan is available for public inspection at the Missoula County Special Projects Office (physical location: 317 Woody Street, Missoula) and the Missoula County Commissioners Office (physical location: second floor of the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W Pine, Missoula). Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged on the public hearing items noted above. Any person wishing to be heard on the matter may submit written or other materials to the Commissioners and/or speak at the hearing. Comments may also be submitted any time prior to the hearing by phone, mail, fax, e-mail or personal delivery to the Commissioners at their offices, in the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine Street, Missoula, Montana 59802, FAX: (406) 721-4043, Phone: (406) 258-4877; E-mail: bcc@co.missoula.mt.us and/or Barbara Martens in the Missoula County Special Projects Office, 317 Woody Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, FAX: (406) 258-3920, Phone: (406) 2584763. If anyone attending these meetings needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4763. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

Dated at Missoula, Montana this 25th day of October, 2012. By: /s/ Eric J. Bashore, P.O. Box 80242, Billings, MT 59108

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 02/05/2013 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 DOUGLAS T. KIEWATT AND RONDA R. KIEWATT, AS JOINT TENANTS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC., A CORPORATION as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/10/2008 and recorded 01/15/2008, in document No. 200801007 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 811 at Page Number 1240 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL I: TRACT 15A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1877, LOCATED IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II: TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1608. FURTHER TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR PRIVATE ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1877. AS IMPROVED BY: 1993 FLEETWODD MANUFACTURED HOME, MODEL CHADWICK 5663U, SERIAL #IDFLP04A/B16111-CW10, HUD TAG NUMBER IDA126511 AND IDA126510, 65’ X 26’. A.P.N. : 5806399 Property Address: 18995 MOONLIGHT DRIVE, Frenchtown, MT 59834. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 09/01/2008, 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 $192,678.17 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% per annum from 09/01/2008 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: 09/21/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0063642 FEI NO. 1006.168679 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 02/08/2013, 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 KENNETH M FIESTER, J DOLLENE FIESTER, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantors, 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 11/23/2004 and recorded

11/29/2004, in document No. 200433268, in Book/Reel/Volume Number 744 at Page Number 87 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT C OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 05635, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 12 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS: TRACT C OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5635, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 12 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDAN MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR RIGHT OF WAY FOR ROAD PURPOSES AS CONVEYED IN BOOK 107 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 69. Property Address: 10246C BEAR RUN CREEK ROAD NKA 9078 BEAR RUN TRAIL, 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 01/01/2011, 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 $191,505.66 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 01/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/02/12, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0027857 FEI NO. 1006.13183 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 02/15/2013 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 JUSTIN E DENNIS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY, INC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/31/2007 and recorded 08/31/2007, in document No. 200722783 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 804 at Page Number 1216 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14 OF 44 RANCH, PHASES 1 & 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 2519 LATIGO DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any.

TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $225,925.17 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.50% per annum from 07/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/03/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0082666 FEI NO. 1006.169762 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 02/01/2013 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 PETER E BUGONI, AN UNMARRIED MAN as Grantors, 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 03/23/2006 and recorded 03/28/2006, in document No. 200606845, in Book/Reel/Volume Number 771 at Page Number 94 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14 OF HART ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 4 OF PLATS AT PAGE 6. Property Address: 816 GARY DR, Missoula, MT 59804-2038. 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-14CB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14CB. 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 06/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $146,246.32 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.50% per annum from 06/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 09/19/12, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0079164 FEI NO. 1006.168486

TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 02/15/2013 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 ANDRIA SMITH, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY 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 03/21/2003 and recorded 03/26/2003, in document No. 200310233 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 702 at Page Number 284 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 3 OF RANGITSCH ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2730 REMINGTON COURT, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWMBS, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST2003-10CB, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-

23. 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 06/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $58,235.52 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 06/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/03/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0082658 FEI NO. 1006.169761

Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given thatthe undersigned trustee will, on 02/15/2013 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 JUSTIN HAMBORSKY, A SINGLE MAN 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 02/28/2008 and recorded 03/07/2008, in document No. 200804882 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 814 at Page Number 447 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 3038, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 2928 & 2930 RATTLESNAKE DR, Missoula, MT 59802. 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 07/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $173,635.83 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.625% per annum from 07/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/03/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0082671 FEI NO. 1006.169763

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428 Jefferson. 3 bed, 1 bath near downtown. Hardwood floors, tile & fantastic fenced yard. $258,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula, 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

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4433A Bordeaux Blvd. Newer 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage. Fenced backyard with dog kennel & pergola. Very nice! $179,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

4412 23rd Avenue. 4 bed, 1 bath with 2 car garage on 9600 sq.ft. lot. Lots of room! $185,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 4600 Monticello. 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage in Canyon Creek. Private backyard & patio. $176,000. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@gmail.com www.movemontana.com 5 Bdr, 4 Bath, Wye area area home on 2.5 acres. $389,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 521 Daly. 3 bed, 2 bath in U District. Single garage, basement, studio, enclosed front porch. $369,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 6544 McArthur. 3 bed, 2.5 bath with gas fireplace and 2 car garage. $240,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net 833 Defoe. 1 bed, 1 bath Northside bungalow with large front yard. $125,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 900 & 902 Longstaff. Unique opportunity. New energy-efficient 2 bed, 2 bath with additional 2 bed, 1 bath home and garage. Many green features. $321,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com

Looking for homebuyer education? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 5447507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Near River Trail 1401 Cedar St #2: This 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhome next to rive trail is close to downtown and the walking and bike trails. Income qualified buyers only and owner occupied. $125,000. Call KD for details. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES 1641 Stoddard To-be-built 6-plex on Northside. $650,500 Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties 1847 West Central. 3 bed, 1.5 bath townhome with 2 car garage. No HOA fees. MLS #20121385. $158,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Missoula 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 2025 Mullan Road. Mullan Heights Riverfront Condos. Large secure units with affordable HOA dues. Starting at $144,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 3100 Washburn #31. 2 bed, 1 bath fully remodeled with all appliances & gas fireplace. $100 HOA dues.

5104 Village View Way #3. Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath South HIlls condo with garage & patio. $164,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 2407653. pat@properties2000.com 53 Brookside. 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage on corner lot with Mount Jumbo views. $289,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 723 North 5th West. 2 bed, 1.5 bath with maple floors, open kitchen, fenced backyard & lots of light. $182,500. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com Affordable Townhomes Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. STARTING AT $79,000. 1400 Burns, 240-5227 portico realestate.com

The Uptown Flats have two one bed one bath units starting at $149,900. Great downtown living! Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Uptown Flats #109. Upscale gated community near downtown. $154,710. One bedroom, one bath, all SS appliances, deck and access to community room and exercise room plus more. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierealtor@ gmail.com www.movemontana.com

MANUFACTURED

HOMES

1825 Burlington. Two central Missoula lots with 3 bed, 2 bath mobile. Great investment or first time buy. $89,900. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com

LAND FOR SALE 207 Catlin. 1.54 acre development parcel in central Missula. $374,900. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 3.2 Acres in the Wye area. Gorgeous mountain and valley views. $65,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

Uptown Flats #210. Upscale gated community near downtown. $149,900. One bedroom, one bath, all SS appliances, deck and access to community room and exercise room plus more. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 546-5816. annierea l t o r @ g m a i l . c o m www.movemontana.com Wilma Condo 1 bedroom condo in the beautiful historic Wilma building, in the heart of downtown Missoula in the center of it all. This is sweet sweet. Come take a look today. $185,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Beautiful Downtown Triplex Two 2 bedroom units and one 1 bedroom; great rental history; great building on Historic Register with tons of character and in great shape! $359,500. 518 Alder porticorealestate.com 240-5227 Open & Light & Green & Clean Efficiency abounds in this 3 bed, 2.5 bath stand alone super-insulated condo with heated floors and so much more. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. $250,000. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com

RICE TEAM

Rochelle Glasgow Cell:(406) 544-7507 glasgow@montana.com www.rochelleglasgow.com

Missoula Properties 728-8270

Please call me with any questions Astrid Oliver Senior Loan Originator Guild Mortgage Company 1001 S. Higgins Ave 2A Missoula, MT 59801

Phone: 406-258-7522 Cell: 406-550-3587 NMLS # 395211, Guild License #3274, Branch 206 NMLS # 398152

Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 360-8234 Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home Middle of Missoula, close to Good

Robin Rice • 240-6503

322 David Court. 3 bed, 1 bath on 1/4 fenced acre near river trail. 3 car garage & many great upgrades. $210,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com

Buying a house? We’ll show you the way home. 8668 Snapdragon $204,900 • Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath on 1/4 acre with great views • No money down!

53 Brookside $289,900 2 bed, 2 bath Upper Rattlesnake townhouse Mount Jumbo views!

521 Daly $385,000 • Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath in heart of U District • 1 car garage, heated studio, basement, enclosed front porch

11689 Stolen Rock Court, Frenchtown $329,000 • 5 bed, 3 bath on over 3 acres • Great valley & mountain views

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REAL ESTATE

4,500 Sq Ft Lot on the Northside. Zoned for single or multifamily. All utilities available. $59,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com Bear Gulch, Garnet Ghost Town. 40 acres bordering BLM land. Great recreational property. $55,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana, 5446114. jbooher@montana.com Bruin Lane Lots. Near Council Groves & The Ranch Golf Course. From $85,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana. 5446114. jbooher@montana.com NHN Kemp. Corner building lot. Mobiles allowed. $60,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential MIssoula 7288270. glasgow@montana.com NHN Twin Creek Road/Bonner. 3.69 acres with creek. Mobiles on permanent foundations allowed. $165,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net Rattlesnake Acreage Rattlesnake 1/4 acre lot at the base of Mt. Jumbo with all utilities stubbed to the site and ready to build on: $160,000. portico realestate.com KD 240-5227. porticorealestate.com 240-5227

COMMERCIAL 110 Main Street, Stevensville. Restaurant in heart of Stevensville next to Blacksmith Brewery. $149,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 4 Klakken, Noxon. Motel with 9 units, laundromat & 2 rentals on 1/2 acre. $259,000. Robin Rice @ 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. E. Missoula Building Lot with great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $55,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

OUT OF TOWN

garage on 3 mountain view acres. $399,900. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net 2 Bdr, 3 Bath Lolo home. $217,500. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 2110 Petty Creek, Alberton. Gorgeous 3 bed, 2.5 with 2 car garage on over 10 acres. $409,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 216 Brighton, Lolo. 4 bed, 2 bath with one car garage and Missoula valley views. $180,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 5446114. jbooher@montana.com

170 South 1st Street, Clinton. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with basement & garage on private 2.2 fenced acres. Close to the river and Forest Service land. $174,900. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

2351 Highway 83 West, Seeley Lake. 2 bed, 2 bath with basement & 2 car garage on 2.4 lakefront acres. $583,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com

19488 Highway 200 East/ Bonner. 5 bed, 3 bath, basement & 3 car

3 Bdr, 2 Bath, Stevensville area home on 6+ acres. $339,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13 acres. $575,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 5471 Wildlife Way, Florence. 4 bed, 3 bath with basement & 2 car garage on 1 acre. Trex decks & mountain views. $300,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com 57005 West Road, Moiese. Certified Organic Farm with artesian well on 80 acres near Flathead River. $525,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com

1825 Burlington $89,900 MLS #20120388 Two Central Missoula lots with 3 bed, 2 bath mobile. Great income potential or first-time buyer opportunity 5104 Village View Way #3 $164,000 MLS #20124017 Beautiful South Hills Condo with open floor plan, garage & patio, 2 bed, 2 bath 1010 Vine Street $171,5000 MLS #20126285 Updated, low-maintenance Lower Rattlesnake 2 bed, 1 bath near Mt. Jumbo trails, UM & downtown 900 & 902 Longstaff $321,000 MLS #20126068 Two houses! 2 bed, 2 bath with many green features and additional 2 bed, 1 bath with garage 57005 West Road, Moiese $525,000 MLS #20121983 Certified Organic Farm on 80 acres with artesian well near Flathead River

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 15305 Spring Hill Road, Frenchtown. Beautiful cedar 4 bed, 2.5 bath with 3 car garage & deck on acreage bordering Forest Service. $500,000. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. PRICE REDUCED! 101 Boardwalk, Stevensville. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Zoned commercial with separate office. $310,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 2406503 riceteam@bigsky.net PRICE REDUCED! 102 Boardwalk, Stevensville. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Zoned commercial with 48’x30’ shop. $293,500. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503 riceteam@bigsky.net

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