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THE BEST USE FOR MISSOULA FARMLAND IS EITHER FARMS OR SUBURBS. DISCUSS.

OH NO, WE MIGHT BE RUNNING OUT OF 406

RANGE

UNDER THAT SKI LIFT LURKS A MASTODON

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RASHIN KHEIRIYEH PAINTS IRANIAN CHIC


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UP FRONT NEWS

THE BEST USE FOR MISSOULA FARMLAND IS EITHER FARMS OR SUBURBS. DISCUSS.

OH NO, WE MIGHT BE RUNNING OUT OF 406

RANGE

UNDER THAT SKI LIFT LURKS A MASTODON

SCOPE

RASHIN KHEIRIYEH PAINTS IRANIAN CHIC


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nside Cover Story They didn’t know it at the time, but last year, investigators from POST and from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were working separately on what would turn out to be two angles to the same story. When they crossed paths, they realized they’d discovered a hive of law enforcement misconduct in Lake County ...........................................................14

News Letters Max Baucus rewards grassroots efforts ...........................................................4 The Week in Review High winds cut power and other freakish events....................6 Briefs A proposed local gas tax, Neil Livingstone’s campaign and more ...................6 Etc. Shop ‘til you drop from mortification ..................................................................7 Up Front Montana Rail Link closes its Bitterroot spur—now what?...........................8 Up Front Plans to make Missoula farmland into a subdivision hit snags...................9 Ochenski Republicans are suffering from electile dysfunction ................................10 Range You say ski resort, I say fossil bonanza...........................................................11 Agenda William Robinson lectures on financial meltdown ......................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan The right way to make stock .........................................................18 Happiest Hour The Jolly Cork’s ...............................................................................19 8 Days a Week And then the dog ran down like a wind-up toy ..............................21 Mountain High Montana PBS documentary Three Miles an Hour ..........................37 Scope Rashin Kheiriyeh’s quirky paintings of women ..............................................38 Noise Voodoo Horseshoes, Regression, Pterodactyl, Los Campesinos!....................39 Soundcheck BassFace Kollective ups the ante with parties .....................................40 DVD A roundup of foreign Christmas movies ...........................................................41 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................42

Exclusives Street Talk....................................................................................................................4 In Other News...........................................................................................................13 Classifieds ................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrolog y .................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle....................................................................................................C-7 This Modern World ...............................................................................................C-11

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STREET TALK

by Steele Williams

Asked on Black Friday, Nov. 25, at the Tamarack Brewery Company in Missoula.

How much stuff do you think people really need? Follow-up: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

Will Brager: All you need is a nice home, a nice truck and a nice piece of ass. And they all need to smell good. Sweet ’n’ sticky: Vanilla aroma—as in the little yellow air fresheners that you can put wherever you want. I like being able to put things wherever I want.

Brian Murphy: Most people I know already have everything that they need. Missoulians are really generous to the less fortunate, so the people who do need stuff get it. Flyin’ solo: I got a Millennium Falcon when I was eight and it occupied a lot of my time when I was growing up. It was a good icebreaker and social networking tool.

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A united Front I recently attended a meeting of the Shining Mountains Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association. The subject was the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act (see “Half a loaf,” Nov. 3, 2011). It was interesting to learn that this piece of legislation has been several years in the making. The work of the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front dates back to 2003, and it began work on this particular project five years ago. When people start from the ground up, develop mutual understanding and attempt to work out their differences to produce an agreement, it is critical that our lawmakers recognize and act on those efforts Otherwise, good work can lead to nothing. In this case, the good work of the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front has led to a piece of legislation that would protect almost 300,000 acres of the Front and maintain existing uses in the process. It is encouraging to me that Sen. Max Baucus is rewarding these efforts by sponsoring the legislation. When the system works, this is what it looks like. Mark Douglas Missoula

Think better Conner Fitzpatrick: I don’t ask my parents for much stuff, because if they buy me too many toys they might not have enough money to buy food for the family. My dad rocks: The best gift I’ve ever gotten is the .22 caliber rifle my dad bought me today. I’m going to use it for target shooting and hunting—but I can only touch it when I’m with my dad.

I’d like to offer my two cents about what each and every one of us can do to improve life on Mother Earth. Our Western culture has taught us that thoughts don’t matter. If each one of us goes around each day carrying anger and resentment, the Western belief is that it has no direct effect on the world. As long as we refrain from overtly violent actions, the belief is that no harm will be

done to others. But in view of the present evidence, this can no longer be maintained. We are truly tied to one another and even our thoughts affect one another. James Twyman has led several worldwide synchronized group prayers for peace. Those prayers had measurable effects and even altered the physics of the quantum background and the level

“When people start from the ground up, develop mutual understanding and attempt to work out their differences to produce an agreement, it is critical that our lawmakers recognize and act on those efforts” of chaos worldwide for a time, as was discovered in the Global Consciousness Project. Twyman says that conflict in the world today is the result of conflict within us. Wars have raged in the world since the beginning of time because we are not ready to deal with the conflict where it really is.

Rather than waiting for someone else, like the government, to fix our problems, here’s something we can all do—and it’s free! Turn off your TV and stop buying into the fear. Think about what kind of future you want and get busy creating it. Ann Maechtlen Missoula

A stupid subsidy It is a sad day when we see Montana ranchers being displaced from their land in the Bull Mountains, in an area that is not only historically rich in agricultural productivity but is also superb hunting grounds for wild turkey, deer and elk. Adding insult to the injury are ill-considered special tax holidays pushed forward by state Sens. Alan Olson and Jason Priest during the 2011 legislature. All of these subsidies will now be for the benefit of a Russian multi-national trading company planning to export coal from the Signal Peak mine south of Roundup to fuel developing economies on the Pacific Rim. The ranchers who have sustained our communities for decades will be left with the cave-ins and loss of good water and springs. The surface subsidence from long-wall mining makes it risky to run livestock on the land. In this current budget crisis, it is inconceivable that the state of Montana would give a handout to foreign companies in the form of tax breaks while our local ranchers and hunters lose productivity. It is fundamentally wrong. It’s time we moved away from coal as a dirty energy source. We need to use homegrown, renewable energy to keep our land, air and water safe. Charyn Ayoub Helena

Comments from MissoulaNews.com Michaele Janacaro: I think people have way too much crap. It’s a hindrance. People are going out to buy a bunch of mass-produced shit from China that doesn’t mean anything—and China owns our ass. Made in ’gina: My kids. They’re a gift that keeps on giving, and keeps on taking away. You have to take the good with the bad.

Zane Krempel: All you really need is what you can carry on your back. You can’t eat more food than you can carry. You can’t drink more beer than you can carry. What else do you need? SICK day: The best gift I’ve ever gotten was a season pass to Snowbowl, when I was in high school. My parents would let me skip school on powder days. They would call in and cover for me.

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Racists spoiling the party Well there goes the neighborhood (see “Homeland on the range,” Nov. 24, 2011). We have all these great freedoms living in Montana. The lack of a giant population allows us to live far more independently than our metropolitan counterparts. Unfortunately, there’s always someone showing up who wants to spoil the party. Guns are awesome. Hunting and fishing are great traditions and are uniquely Montanan. Shooting and threatening your neighbors? Well, not exactly priceless. There might be a predominately white population in the Flathead, but did these boneheads ever consider the Native American population that was here first? Isn’t it bad enough that the feds keep rolling in here to intimidate our sick and disadvantaged people over medical marijuana? Now we get the federal government versus racists. Winters in Montana are famously

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long and hard. The tradition here was to help your neighbor because you might want their help at some point. Historically this kept a lot of folks alive. Now we’ve created a culture where mine is mine and yours should be shot. I can’t wait for the rest of the crew to show up. Posted on November 24, 2011 at 10:43 a.m.

Sensational mumbo jumbo Well, if you live out here, you don’t really come across these yahoos depicted in this article. You really blew it this time. Good job on offending Flathead residents. Did your staff recruit some staff from Fox News to put together that cover photo? Sensational, but not really indicative of the real Flathead. You all must be envious, as Missoula has rampant crime— and let’s not forget you’ve got youths who beat homeless veterans to death.

The losers who emulate the proNazi ideals in your article would be turned away in our bars—and would get chased away, should they ever think to promulgate their philosophies. Posted on November 25, 2011 at 9:48 a.m.

White supremacy a cancer This article provides important, well-researched exposure of the current activities and players in the white supremacy movement now centered in Kalispell. Idaho, as we all know, successfully dispersed a concentration of white supremacists. Now perhaps Montana will have its turn. Articles like this help us—those of us who constitute a widespread majority of non-supremacists—to be aware and alert to the festering, virulent and sometimes deadly cancer that white supremacy is. Posted on November 25, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.


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At 10:12 p.m., high winds blow a tree into a power line south of Missoula, cutting service to more than 18,000 NorthWestern Energy customers in Missoula, Lolo, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Hamilton and Darby. The outages generally last about 30 minutes, though in Stevensville power isn’t restored until Thursday morning.

• Thursday, November 24 Missoula’s Poverello Center, the state’s largest homeless shelter and soup kitchen, serves 282 Thanksgiving meals. Pov clientele enjoy turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pie served by 35 volunteers.

• Friday, November 25 Some Black Friday shoppers navigate an unexpected detour when icy roads on Missoula’s Southside prompt the police department to close Hillview Way, Gharrett Street and 23rd Street for several hours so city trucks can cover them with sand.

• Saturday, November 26 Changes to motorized boating regulations go into effect for parts of the Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers. On the Clark Fork, the new regulations prohibit motorized travel year-round through Missoula, from the old Milltown Reservoir area to just above the confluence with the Bitterroot.

• Sunday, November 27 Scott Greene, 54, of Missoula, dies while looking for a Christmas tree in Pattee Canyon’s steep terrain. Law enforcement says Greene fell down and hit his head, prompting his girlfriend to perform CPR until help arrives. He’s pronounced dead at the scene.

• Monday, November 28 The Missoula County Sheriff’s Department arrests a 17-year-old girl for allegedly breaking into vehicles near Spurgin Road. Law enforcement says that when they responded to a call from a suspicious neighborhood resident, they found a coin purse on the teen that was allegedly taken from one of the vehicles.

• Tuesday, November 29 U.S. Sen. Max Baucus pans a plan that would shutter mail processing facilities in Missoula and Kalispell and move them to Spokane. “It makes no sense to send mail from Montana out of state, over two mountain passes and back,” he says.

Horses on a ranch near Turah dig their way through thin snowpack to graze on grass during a storm last week.

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Preserving a brand The 406 area code has become increasingly synonymous with Montana. The number’s branded on T-shirts and bumper stickers. But the amount of available 406 phone numbers is dwindling, and the Montana Public Service Commission finds itself implementing “number conservation measures.” In October, the PSC unanimously voted to petition the Federal Communications Commission for authority to enact such measures, which are intended to “ensure that the public is protected from unnecessary costs and confusion related to area code splits,” says PSC Commissioner Gail Gutsche, of Missoula. Theoretically, Montana has 7,760,000 telephone numbers in its lone area code. Considering that the state’s population totals less than one million, it would seem it’s decades away from running out. But it’s more a matter of how many prefixes— the three-digit number after 406—have been assigned to phone carriers than how many phone numbers are actually in use. And Montana’s 47 carriers have used them inefficiently. They’ve collec-

tively assigned just 26 percent of their numbers, the third lowest rate in the country. The PSC reports that only 100 prefixes—or 13 percent—remain out of the 776 prefixes originally available. It projects that Montana will run out of 406 numbers in 2018. “This is not imminent,” Gutsche says. “And that’s why we are working now to do number conservation so we can postpone as long as possible splitting our area code. At some point we may need to do it.” The most crucial proposed number conservation measure, Gutsche says, is something called “thousand-block number pooling.” It means blocks of 1,000 telephone numbers within the same prefix can be assigned to different carriers, instead of one carrier receiving an entire 10,000-number prefix. That, Gutsche says, “will easily do the job.” The FCC requires the practice in densely populated areas. In 2009, Google began acquiring 406 numbers (on a keypad 406 spells G-0-O) to use as routing numbers for its Google Voice service, but it’s unclear if that’s contributed to the problem. The PSC is accepting comments on the proposed number conservation measures until Jan. 6. Matthew Frank

State politics Livingstone sprints to the primary Last month, Neil Livingstone joined the ranks of Montana’s more unusual political hopefuls. The New York Times reported Nov. 17 that Livingstone, a terrorism expert turned GOP gubernatorial candidate, was asked to help broker a deal to give Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi an exit strategy prior to the dictator’s death in October. Many greeted the news as a scandal for the Livingstone campaign, which was already flagging. Livingstone was shown trailing in polls throughout the summer, and his funding was running low this fall. His campaign website has been idle since August. But the primary is still six months away. It may be too soon to lump even the darkest horse in with past gubernatorial flops like Stan Jones, the Libertarian whose use of colloidal silver literally made him the bluest candidate in the 2000 and 2004 races. There are currently nine Republicans vying in next June’s GOP primary. Despite the Qaddafi flap, Livingstone likes his odds. “We’re not country-club

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ” ~Lao Tzu

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Republicans,� he says. “We’re blue-collar Republicans, and our campaign is based around getting jobs for working men and women.� Livingstone says he and running mate Ryan Zinke, a state senator from Whitefish, must have shaken “2,500 hands each� at rodeos this summer. They’re focusing on areas like Butte, Anaconda and Missoula, where Republicans don’t enjoy a strong voter base. Asked about his chief campaign priority, Livingstone’s response matches his predilection for bus travel: “We’re going to try to meet every voter we can.� Livingstone even appears to parrot the downhome talk favored by his potential predecessor; just as Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he runs Montana like a ranch, Livingstone says he’ll draw on his years managing large, “nine-figure� organizations. Fundraising’s been a challenge, especially with nine GOP candidates. But Livingstone anticipates his strongest quarter ahead, and plans to recharge his online presence. He’s “sprinting to the primary� on June 5, 2012, he says. The questions come back to Qaddafi, and Livingstone explains that he’s brokered similar deals during past regime transitions—though it’s “not every day at the office.� Negotiations can end conflicts quickly, he says. This deal largely made headlines because of one unknown opportunist, Livingstone says. Belgian Dirk Borgers was a “self-aggrandizer who decided to see, I think, if he could get a payday� by parading as architect of the deal. “No one cares about that in Montana that I’ve found,� he says of the Qaddafi situation. “They have issues here about jobs and the economy and so on.� Alex Sakariassen

Missoula government Jaffe floats gas tax for sidewalks Missoula City Councilman Bob Jaffe is proposing the creation of a new gasoline tax of up to 2 cents a gallon that he says will make the cost of installing sidewalks across the Garden City more equitable. “Instead of one person paying $10,000,� he says, “everybody pays $25.� With a few exceptions, landowners are required to pay the cost of installing new sidewalks on adjacent public rights-of-way. Most projects run between $3,000 and $6,000, according to the Missoula Department of Public Works. Depending on lot size

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and location, however, new sidewalks can cost as much as $20,000. The idea of spreading the cost is simple enough. But the issue is complicated by the fact that state law mandates a majority of county voters—not just city residents—support creation of such a funding mechanism. Missoula Board of County Commissioners Chair Jean Curtiss says in light of current economic challenges, Jaffe’s pitch would be a tough sell for her constituents. “I don’t think citizens would support it,� she says.

Simply getting the issue on the ballot is the first hurdle. State law spells out two mechanisms to make that happen. The first is through citizen initiative. That would require 15 percent of the county’s registered voters to sign a petition supporting the tax. The second avenue is a county commission resolution to place the issue on a ballot. Despite the fact that the county would receive a share of proceeds generated from the proposed tax—revenue could be used to help pay for trail and road improvements in addition to sidewalk construction—Curtiss says she’s not persuaded. “I think it needs way more public discussion,� she says. At least twice during the past two decades, Missoula County has nixed the gas tax idea. Jaffe recognizes the challenges. When arguing his case, the councilman says it’s important for people to understand that the tax would simply spread out existing expenses so that individuals don’t get left holding the bag. “They’d be paying this either way.�

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Jaffe says he thinks that by the end of January, “we’ll be making some kind of appeal to the county commissioners to be putting this on the ballot.� Jessica Mayrer

Skiing

See you next season Powder hounds are just starting to drool and already the state is down a ski resort. Teton Pass announced last month that, due to difficulties retaining insurance coverage, the mountain will remain closed for the entire 2011-2012 season. With forecasters predicting another bountiful crop of La NiĂąa snow, the timing couldn’t be worse. Teton Pass re-opened last season after languishing on the real estate market for two years. New Zealand native and millionaire resort owner Nick Wood purchased the 401-acre resort west of Choteau in the summer of 2010 for nearly $300,000. He poured close to $2 million into upgrades and building renovations and began planning for future expansion on Mount Lockhart. But for all Wood’s investment, Teton Pass failed to consider the age of its main lift. According to the resort’s Facebook page, “We were informed very recently that the grips that hold the chairs on the rope are no longer acceptable to the insurance company due to incidents at other ski hills with similar grips last winter.â€? The closure was announced on Facebook, in local media and on the resort’s website with the addendum that all pre-sold season passes would be refunded. The news comes as a disappointment for skiers and snowboarders on the hunt for cheap passes and short lift lines in western Montana. Of Wood’s many promises, he made good on keeping ticket prices low. Adult day passes were listed at $38 for this season, roughly the same rate as other nearby resorts like Discovery and Lookout Pass. Messages of frustration littered Teton Pass’s Facebook page following the announcement. Some launched personal attacks on Wood and the resort, while others questioned whether Teton Pass could survive without a full winter’s revenue. Wood has assured locals that the resort will do its best next spring to address the insurance company’s concerns. Teton Pass, he says, intends to reopen in winter 2012. Alex Sakariassen

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Grizzly bears captured and relocated by multi-agency wildlife managers in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem this year—more than any other year on record. Since 1993, managers had captured an average of 17 grizzlies per field season.

etc. It’s Black Friday. Two gaunt-looking women in white face paint with dark circles applied around their eyes stare blankly into their cell phones and shuffle past Lowe’s on Reserve Street. They draw a curious glance from a woman toting a squirming child and sideways smirks from two teenage girls in tight jeans. The zombie duo moves on to Starbucks, where one woman appears transfixed by a stuffed Rudolf emitting his namesake Christmas song. University of Montana MFA acting student Rebecca Schaffer organized this walk of the living dead. Billed as “Zombie Flash Mob: Occupy Black Friday,â€? she aimed to use the performance to combat the deadening effects of consumerism on the human spirit. It would appear to be a losing battle. “We do lose ourselves,â€? Schaffer says. She’s right. We crave big-screen televisions, Blu-Ray home theater systems, iPods, Blackberries and on and on. We don’t need them, but then again, in a way, we do, because we’re addicted to‌stuff. In fact, we did something the day after Black Friday— on Small Business Saturday, no less—that we’re ashamed to admit. We went shopping at the big box stores. We weren’t going to go. “They’ll be playing Christmas music,â€? we thought. We hate Christmas music. Plus, we know the stats. American consumerism is killing this planet. A child born in the U.S. will create 13 times the ecological damage over the course of her lifetime as a child born in Brazil. One American devours as many resources as 35 people from India. Yet we pocketed a credit card and drove our SUV to Target’s post-Thanksgiving sale, feeling like an alcoholic relapsing. To our astonishment, there was one Wii game console left. It was on sale for just $129.99! It’s true, we felt a flush of excitement. “Mine, mine,â€? we thought. We probably wouldn’t have pepper-sprayed anyone to get our goods, like that woman did in LA last week. But if someone had tried to snatch that last console from us, we might have thrown some elbows. Even now, days later, we’re still unsettled by the shopping passion we felt. A piece of plastic meant more to us than the well-being of our neighbors, in a season that’s supposed to be about giving, not taking, and we’re ashamed.

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The timber industry’s dramatic decline Foster says, as MRL customers turn to the urban renewal districts, and…over the in the past few years has generated a series most immediate solution. “They have to do years there’s been a lot of discussion about of aftershocks in Ravalli County. The latest what’s called ‘trans-loading’ up in Missoula, someday having that either as a localized came in early October, when Montana Rail and they then come down Reserve Street,” rail between [the] Reserve-Brooks [interLink said it was stopping service on its Foster says. “Could you imagine taking four section] and downtown, or a commuter Bitterroot spur. The announcement came semi loads full of grain or four oversized line down into the Bitterroot.” Buchanan says there’s “no question” several months after MRL, citing track dam- semi loads full of really heavy steel down that, should MRL’s business in Missoula fall age from spring flooding, issued an embar- Reserve Street on a regular basis?” MRL’s discontinuation only extends off in a manner similar to the Bitterroot, the go on train traffic down the line. Whether the spur will ever reopen is south of Buckhouse Bridge, meaning that city would want to purchase the line. unclear. The clarity of the impact on local rail traffic through Missoula will continue Missoula Public Works Director Steve King adds that local and national business, however, is crystal. interest has already turned to MRL’s five shipping clients transportation redevelopment. must now find other ways to “Any time we can add a feature move grain products and to the community that assists in oversized loads of steel to redevelopment, may assist in and from their Ravalli County property values or supplies the locations. option for people to look to Julie Foster, executive alternatives to single-occupancy director of the Ravalli County vehicles, that’s really a pertinent Economic Development interest to us,” King says. Authority, says the Bitterroot Missoula continues to work spur closure has added a on expanding non-motorized “huge amount of cost risk” for trails along the old Milwaukee those businesses. In some rail line, parallel to the Clark cases, companies stand to lose Fork River, in the interest of big on recent investments. For accommodating alternative example, Foster says, the commuter traffic. Selway Corporation spent But the city failed to pur$100,000 on rail siding chase the Milwaukee Line upgrades just last year. “Now right-of-way when the track all the money shelled out for shut down, making that a cauthat is for naught.” tionary tale. “If [MRL’s] line MRL spokeswoman Lynda goes out of service, we don’t Frost insists the rail company want to allow it to go the way has not abandoned the the Milwaukee Line went and Bitterroot spur—it will keep go into private ownership,” exploring the potential for Photo by Chad Harder Buchanan says. “We’re in the reopening it. But traffic on the line has plummeted over the Buckhouse Bridge, south of Missoula, where MRL’s rail process right now of buying closure begins. rights-of-way to get the years. When MRL purchased it, in 1987, traffic was estimated at 1,000 car- indefinitely. “For the time being the plan is Milwaukee Trail extended to the west. You loads per year. Last year, MRL operated only to continue servicing those customers,” don’t want to make that mistake again.” The consideration is still hypothetical 99 railcars on the spur. It reports a net loss Frost says, adding that MRL doesn’t anticiin Missoula, given that MRL says it will of $206,000 on the spur last year. Frost says pate a drop in Missoula rail traffic. For Missoula, part of the discontinua- maintain service along the Missoula track the drop is largely due to the decline of the tion’s trickle effect is a further examination for the time being. For the Bitterroot, that wood products industry. A decision to reopen the line in the of the future of MRL’s track within the city. moment may come much sooner. Foster next few months would depend on several The Missoula Urban Transportation District says most customers believe that if the servfactors, Frost says, including new shipping and Mountain Line are currently working ice stops, it will not start back up. Yet even if MRL decides to abandon contracts, the feasibility of repairs to sever- on a long-range transit study, and various al railroad bridges and any future growth entities within Missoula County are simul- the spur completely, Foster says, utilizing prospects for MRL’s Bitterroot customers. taneously discussing updates for the 2012 the track for the public isn’t that simple, An economic rebound for any industry in Long Range Transportation Plan. Looking especially considering the economic trouRavalli County “would be nothing but good ahead 15 to 20 years requires careful con- bles that prompted MRL’s decision to news for us,” she says. “We’re in the busi- sideration of MRL’s present and future begin with. “If they did abandon it,” she says, “then you have to buy it. And you ness of transportation. Our fondest wish activity in the city limits. “It’s a very infrequently used piece of also have to operate like a railroad, so would be for the economy and the rail line right now that is a terrific right-of- there’s a lot of regulations and, obviously, Bitterroot area to get back on its feet.” It’s not just shipping customers who way through the heart of Missoula,” says larger sums of money.” are likely to feel the effects of the spur clo- Missoula Redevelopment Agency Director sure. Even Missoula can expect to feel it, Ellen Buchanan. “It runs through two asakariassen@missoulanews.com

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Beets or ’burbs? Alexandra Estates revives farmland debate by Matthew Frank

When Nick Kaufman took to the podium a couple of weeks ago to sell the Missoula Planning Board on the proposed Alexandra Estates subdivision, off Highway 93 between Missoula and Lolo, he suspected one point would matter more than the rest: the subdivision’s impacts on the prime farmland where it would sit. So Kaufman, a planner with the WGM Group, a local engineering firm, demonstrated to the board just how productive Alexandra Estates’ 23 five-acre lots could be. Kaufman showed aerial photographs of Clark Fork Organics’ five acres on the corner of 3rd and Tower streets, the five-acre PEAS Farm in the Rattlesnake Valley and his own five-acre parcel, where Kaufman has an orchard, raises 50 chickens, occasionally

Missoula area’s dwindling farmland. CFAC has been gaining influence—to the dismay of real estate developers. CFAC’s message is that Missoula County’s prime agricultural soils, which are found on just two percent of county land, are the foundation of the local food system. Once it’s developed, it’s gone forever. “The message is the same tonight,” CFAC’s Paul Hubbard told the planning board as they considered Alexandra Estates, “but the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been on any of the other subdivisions that we’ve looked at. This is, by far…the most irresponsible use of some of the best farmland we have left in Missoula County.” Hubbard said a more responsible design would cluster the homes onto the

and Grants hasn’t done much to provide it. OPG recommended approval of Alexandra Estates. Tim Worley, an OPG planner, explained during the planning board meeting that OPG couldn’t “cherry pick” impacts on agriculture when that’s just one among many criteria OPG must consider—though it appears to have done exactly that in the past. Worley also said OPG took into consideration the fact that the soils are fragmented at the site of the proposed subdivision; a swath of the property contains gravelly soil; elsewhere, soil has been disturbed. “If this were completely prime farmland without the inclusions of non-prime, we might not be having this discussion, to be quite honest,” Worley said.

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Ken Allen proposes a 23-lot subdivision on these 116 acres between Missoula and Lolo.

grazes some cattle and grows corn, potatoes and pumpkins, among other crops. “If five-acre parcels are not producing agricultural products for sale, then I guess the question I have is, What’s supplying the two farmers markets downtown?” Kaufman asked. “What’s supplying Orchard Homes farmers market? And what’s supplying the Target Range farmers market?” Kaufman, who was representing property owner Ken Allen, said the houses and roads in his design would consume only about 12 percent of the 116 acres of farmland, whereas one-acre lots would consume 24 percent and half-acre lots 34 percent. “What I gave you was my best design,” he said. But it may not be good enough. After Kaufman’s presentation, members of the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County explained why they oppose the development. In 2005, the city and county asked CFAC to develop a comprehensive food policy. It has reviewed and commented on 30 subdivision proposals since 2008, when city council and county commission members began to consider seriously the ways that new subdivisions were eating up the

parcel’s less fertile soils and leave largely intact the 75 acres of Grantsdale and Alberton loam, which run two to five feet deep before hitting gravel. The Alexandra Estates proposal suggests that while developers have become more mindful of the new emphasis on preserving ag land, they’re still far from embracing it. That was evident during the legislative session earlier in the year, when the Montana Association of Realtors tried, unsuccessfully, to amend a state statute in order to end the ability of local governments to reject new subdivisions for devouring ag land. And it was evident last year when the Missoula Organization of Realtors and the Missoula Building Industries Association released a report asserting that when local governments seek to keep agricultural lands from development, they are being “un-American and, most likely, unconstitutional.” Those groups say forcing a landowner to preserve land for agriculture infringes on private property rights. Above all, developers are crying out for more predictability. The Missoula County Office of Planning

Don MacArthur, an architect who chairs the planning board, responded, saying that Missoula needs to protect all its farmland resources—“not just the two percent that are labeled as prime farmlands. I’d like [OPG] to reconsider that opinion and to start thinking about a little bit different definition of what constitutes the land that is precious and needs to be preserved.” MacArthur went on to say that he appreciates Kaufman’s attempt to mitigate the loss of farmland, but it didn’t go far enough. “I think there are opportunities, from the way I look at this piece of land, to…still get the development potential, in terms of a return, and conserve farmland,” MacArthur said. “I don’t see that this is necessarily either/or. I think there are ways to do both that I could personally get behind. This isn’t it.” The board’s other members agreed. They voted unanimously to recommend denial of Alexandria Estates. The Missoula Board of County Commissioners will take up the proposal at its Dec. 7 meeting. mfrank@missoulanews.com

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The great strength of the Republican Party has always been its ability to unify behind an agenda, hold the votes of its elected members and roll over Democratic objections by sheer force of numbers. The Dems, meanwhile, are known for their lack of unity. As Will Rogers famously put it, “I belong to no organized party. I’m a Democrat.” But now, on both the state and federal level, the GOP appears incapable of unifying behind anything, let alone putting forth credible candidates for the 2012 elections—something that wags are dubbing its electile dysfunction. The Republican battle to produce a presidential candidate has been painful to watch. Right out of the chute we had Michele Bachmann, who apparently got an email from her god telling her she had to run. For a brief time, her religion-soaked torch blazed brightly as she declared herself the one viable candidate who could save the nation from its Sodom-andGomorrah path. And then, perhaps because her ego outlasted her ideas, she fell to the wayside. Then it was Rick Perry’s turn to offer bullpucky about how, if only we’d let him, he’d turn all of America into one big Texas. I guess he forgot what the last Texan in the White House did to the country. The rest of us haven’t. Perry apparently has a hotline to his god, too. Unfortunately, the message from his deity didn’t seem to include any specifics about what exactly he was supposed to do to save the nation. Asked what departments he’d eliminate from the federal bureaucracy, Perry came up like a deer in the headlights—and so another leading Republican became roadkill on the road to the White House. But not to worry, Republicans, you’ve got Big Daddy Herman Cain itching to take the lead—or you did until the ladies started talking. And talking. They just kept coming, warning the nation about Cain’s proclivities and, more importantly, his honesty. This week another Cain cuddle-bunny, Ginger White, came forward to say she had a 13year affair with the pizza magnate and offered phone calls and emails to bolster

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her claim, leaving him well done. After all that carnage, the contest seems to come down to Mitt Romney, aka the flip-flop man, versus Republican retread Newt Gingrich. Romney has staked out the not-sounique position of being for a variety of issues before he was against them and against a variety of issues before he was for them. From mandated health insurance to reproductive rights, Romney’s record is laced with reversals that promise to dog him should the GOP decide to try to ride a Mormon horse to the presidency.

Rick Hill is ready to turn Montana into an even bigger colony for foreign energy and resource extraction than what Brian Schweitzer has been able to do. And then there’s old Newt, one of the prime movers back in the day when, as Speaker of the House, he helped launch the nation on a disastrous path of deregulation. Remember his “Contract with America”? In light of the outcomes, “Contract on America” would have been more apt. And the Newtster has his own long, muddy trail to contend with, including taking a million-dollar consulting fee from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac as those public-private mortgage giants were melting into insolvency. Speaking of retreads, Montana’s Republican gubernatorial field looks like a low-end used tire shop. The supposed front-runner at this point is Rick Hill, who failed to distinguish himself in any way dur-

ing his short Congressional stint and has mainly been doing big real estate deals since then. Hill says he’s ready now to lead Montana to bigger and better things— which, in Republican-speak, means turning us into an even bigger colony for foreign energy and resource extraction than what Brian Schweitzer has been able to do. And then we have three legislative retreads in the governor’s race: Ken Miller’s legislative career was highlighted by outrageous right-wing positions steeped in religion. Keeping Church and State separate simply isn’t in his playbook, which is one great reason why he should never hold another public office. Corey Stapleton, another former state senator, wants Montanans to forget that he was one of the big boosters of the disastrous utility deregulation bill of the late ’90s. That single measure has probably cost all Montanans more money than anything the state has done before or since—and now we’re supposed to believe that following Stapleton will take us somewhere besides disaster? Finally, there’s Jeff Essmann, who has the unique ability to claim at least 30,000 votes against him the instant he announced. Essmann was the architect of the medical marijuana rewrite that not only threw the vote of the people to the wind, but also left 30,000 law-abiding Montanans who had registered for medical marijuana cards trying to deal with his horrific law, which, hopefully, will be overturned by initiative referendum next year. As you can see, in both state and national candidates, the Republicans have outdone themselves this year. Here they were poised to “take back the state” and make Obama a one-term president—and when the magic moment comes, what happens? Electile dysfunction. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving political party. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@ missoulanews.com.


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Snowmastodons A ski town contributes mightily to paleontology by Allen Best

One morning last July, as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper looked on, scientists supervised the hoisting of a 10,000pound cast of a Columbia mammoth skeleton—rocks included—onto a flatbed truck for shipment to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. After 60 days of intense digging, the scientists and scores of volunteers attracted by the dig near Snowmass Village had uncovered nearly 5,000 bones of all manner of Ice Age species: the tooth of a camel, a bison half as big again as the ones we know today and the claw of a Jefferson’s ground-sloth, a plant-eating animal about the size of today’s grizzly bears. The treasure trove was mind-boggling. The mammoth bones uncovered Oct. 14, 2010, triggered the excitement of what came to be called the “Snowmastodon Project.” Jesse Steele, the bulldozer operator who unearthed the bones from the mud, and project superintendent Kent Olson studied the bones that night, sleuthing the internet for clues. The next morning, they alerted officials from the water and sanitation district who’d hired them to scoop out the Ziegler Reservoir site. Work was suspended as paleontologists gleefully plucked bone after bone from the pit for 18 days last November, returning last May for six more weeks of mucking. Working with shovels and aided by the powerful teeth and jaws of the heavy equipment, the scientists probed deeper into the ancient lake deposits, turning up the remains of at least 30 mastodons. Like mammoths, now-extinct relatives of today’s elephant, mastodons stood slightly shorter, 11 feet at the shoulder, and had teeth adapted for browsing trees, not munching on grasses. There were dozens of tusks, each with the growth rings that amounted to a DayTimer’s record of that individual’s life. Never in the world have mastodon bones of such quality and quantity, and with such diversity of ages, been found. Even more surprising was the fact that

they were found at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet, says Dr. Kirk Johnson, chief curator at the Denver Museum. “We think it’s one of the finest mastodon sites in the world,” he says. How did the mastodons get there? One hypothesis has the animals loitering in the lake one day when an earthquake hit, liquefying the lake sediments into a quicksand

“The dig at Snowmass may transcend being a curious sideshow about the past and become part of an important benchmark for climate change.” from which the beasts could not escape. Slowly, they starved. No doubt, the 40 scientists studying the find have cooked up even more whodunnit storylines by now. Some bones and theories will be displayed in the ski resort town of Snowmass Village, where town officials hope to boost the nonskiing economy with the allure of the ancient. Learning can be fun—and perhaps lucrative. The most interesting detective work focuses less on the giant beasts than on the seeds, pollens and other detritus of the dig. That research aims to help us understand what the climates were like in the last extended period between giant glaciers, and perhaps give us a sense of those changes. That period of roughly 50,000 to 150,000 years ago was much like our own,

scientists think, though herds of elephanttype creatures no longer tromp around the Rockies and the world back then never experienced squadrons of SUVS, giant smokestacks at coal-fired power plants or other ubiquitous aspects of modern life. That is why the dig at Snowmass may transcend being a curious sideshow about the past and become part of an important benchmark for climate change. We already have some evidence about natural climate changes. Ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica contain scores of telltale signs from which climates of the past can be inferred. But the heightened sensitivity of higher elevations to climatic shifts has its own value. The giant bones of the mammoths and mastodons that grazed and browsed just a quarter-mile from today’s ski lifts may be astonishing, but the big news during the next several years may come from these microscopic proxies of climates past. If this site does yield important clues about “natural” climate change, that will be an irony. Creation of the reservoir was prompted, in part, by concerns about the shifting climate in the Southwest, a fear that even communities at the base of ski slopes in Colorado may not be immune to tightened water supplies. As for the bones, more of them undoubtedly lie below the reservoir waters. Yet paleontologists aren’t concerned. The same layer of clay that created what the Denver Museum’s curator calls a giant Tupperware lid remains over the ancient lakebed. Armed with new insights and techniques, scientists can return someday and pop the seal of Snowmastodon to see what other treasures lie beneath.

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that a phrase like “global capitalist system” seemed to only come from the mouths of fringe fellas like Alex Jones and from websites and newsletters that touted creating “freedom currency” out of silver. These same websites and talking heads often implied that the entire drug trade was funded by the CIA, that the Elite would enslave us financially and that Latin Americans would pour over our borders and take back what is rightfully theirs. Seriously, viva la raza. These days the global capitalist system is out in the open, spoken of fondly by those profiting from it; spoken of divisively by Occupy Wall Street protestors, by Ron Paul and continually by Alex Jones. However, we have a chance to hear from what my grandmother would call “a reputable source,” Dr. William Robinson of UC Santa Barbara. Robinson is a sociologist who has worked as a journalist and written

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 Good news for Brazil, bad news for us? Globalization expert William Robinson’’s seminar Latin America and the Global Capitalist System might clear the air for us economic nit-wits. Gallagher Business Building, Rm. 123. 3:30–5 PM. Free. Cara Tomlinson, the Chair of the Art Department at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, gives a public lecture on how great the Korean barbecue in PDX is. In my dreams...More likely, she will discuss art and she will do it well. Social Sciences Building. 5–6 PM. Free.

several books on the economic, social and political troubles globalization has caused in Latin America. As part of the President’s Lecture Series at the University of Montana, he presents the lecture Global Crisis: Immigration, Drug Trafficking and Financial Meltdown. Robinson’s focus on the human toll in the schemes of corporatocracy should make us consider our own rolls in the system. As we watch parts of Europe teeter on the brink of financial collapse, it’s probably not a bad idea to learn how our neighbors to the south are faring. Here’s to hoping Alex Jones is wrong. - Jason McMackin The President’s Lecture Series at the University of Montana hosts William Robinson as he presents Global Crisis: Immigration, Drug Trafficking and Financial Meltdown in the UC Ballroom, Thu., Dec.1 at 8 PM. Free.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org.

The City Life Community Center is holding its 10th Annual City Life Benefit Auction to benefit its superfun teen hangout (paintball!). Cost is $100 per couple, but that gets you a $75 credit towards an auction item. 6 PM. For tickets and more info go to citylifemt.com.

Occupy Missoula is still hard it, hosting a Mass Day of Occupation at the Missoula County Courthouse. This is a two-day event with classes, speakers and camping. Please check their website for camping info and event updates. Starts at 10 AM, goes all day. occupymissoula.wordpress.com.

The latest installment of the Peace and Justice Film Series is For Neda. Neda Agha-Soltan was killed while protesting Iran’s rigged elections. The images of her death were broadcast throughout the world. Discussion to follow. UC Theater. 7 PM. Free.

The Living Art Studio hosts the Creativity for Life Workshop: Celebration Fairies with Beth Jaffe. The workshop is for those facing illness or loss. 725 W. Alder #17. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free.

The founder of Ewam, Gochen Tulku Rinpoche, gives a rare public talk today at the Ewam Buddhist Center. 7–9 PM. Free.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 The Kiwanis Club of Missoula is looking for some little lady ballers in grades 6–8 to join up and play some hoops. The season runs Jan. 9–Mar. 24. Register by Thu., Dec. 1. Free. missoulakiwanis.org. The Missoula Chapter of the New Leaders Council is seeking fellowship applicants for peeps 22-35 who are interested in progressive notions concerning entrepreneurship, leadership and political management skills. Today is the deadline. Go to newleadercouncil.org.

Helping Hands of Alberton is holding its 16th Annual Benefit Auction at River Edge Resort in Alberton, with fish and chips at noon, auction at 1 PM. These awesome peoples offer assistance to families in Mineral and Missoula counties. 722-0061 for more info.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4 Occupy Missoula is still hard it, hosting a Mass Day of Occupation at the Missoula County Courthouse. This is a two-day event with classes, speakers and camping. Please check their website for camping info and event updates. Starts at 10 AM, goes all day. occupymissoula.wordpress.com.

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Job seekers down in the Bitterroot looking to up their game and increase employment opportunities should check out the Rural Employment Opportunies’ WECAN kick-off event, at the Bitterroot Job Service. 7 PM. Free food and free admission.

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

CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - Police in Portland, Ore., found it worth their while to raid a residence for suspected drug activity after they received fliers advertising “Heroin for sale” that listed the dealers’ names and address. Lt. Robert King said officers who searched the home found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, more than 10 grams of heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, thousands of dollars in cash and materials for a methamphetamine lab. They arrested six adults inside the home during the raid. (Portland’s KGW-TV) Sean Faulkner, 38, ordered a Reuben sandwich at a Pittsburgh, Pa., tavern and then ran off without paying, according to police, who were able to apprehend him when he tried to make his getaway on a stolen forklift. Noting that Faulkner never made it out of the parking lot, officers said part of his trouble was not being able to put the forklift in reverse gear. (Associated Press) RESPECT—OR ELSE - Thailand’s new government directed the Office of Prevention and Suppression of Information and Technology Crimes to step up its crackdown on internet insults against King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his family, who offline are openly adored but online often mocked. Since coming to power in July, the government has increased OPSITC’s budget and announced it will increase the staff to allow 24/7 monitoring. Ten computer specialists currently scour the internet for photos, articles, Facebook posts and other offensive material. They’ve blocked 70,000 internet pages in the past four years, according to Cyber Inspector Surachai Nilsang, who said 60,000 of them insulted the monarchy, and the rest were mostly porn. “The thing that drives us to do our duty,” Surachai added, “is that we love and worship the monarchy.” (The New York Times) Ugandan authorities charged George Kiberu, 35, with “abusing the presidency” because he built a pigsty using campaign posters for President Yoweri Museveni for the roof and walls. The posters were left over from last February’s election. (Associated Press) FORGOTTEN MEMORIES - Eight years after his wedding photos were delivered minus the last 15 minutes, New Yorker Todd J. Remis wants H & H Photography to return the $4,100 he paid, plus pay him another $48,000 to re-stage the entire wedding and fly the participants to New York so another photographer can re-shoot the missing scenes, including the bouquet toss. Since filing his suit in 2009, he and his bride, Milena Grzibovska, have divorced, and she is thought to have returned to Latvia. “It was unfortunate in its circumstances,” Remis said, “but we are very much happy with the wedding event, and we would like to have it documented for eternity, for us and our families.” When the case finally was heard in October, Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of State Supreme Court in Manhattan dismissed most of the grounds, such as “infliction of emotional distress,” but allowed it to proceed to determine whether there was a breach of contract. (The New York Times) DEFLATED PLEASURE - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that former Creek County District Judge Donald D. Thompson, who was caught using a penis pump to gratify himself while presiding over jury trials and served 20 months in prison for indecent exposure, isn’t entitled to his $7,789-amonth pension. “Court reporters observed the felonious exposure of Mr. Thompson’s private parts, and testified to the fact during the criminal trial,” the court wrote. “Those felonies violated Mr. Thompson’s oath of office.” (Oklahoma City’s The Oklahoman) WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED - Having stabbed two previous defense attorneys with pencils, Joshua Monson, 28, was assigned a third one—and promptly stabbed him with a pen while listening to the prosecutor’s opening statement. Refusing to declare a second mistrial, Snohomish County (Wash.) Superior Court Judge David Kurtz told Monson he had forfeited his right to an attorney and would have to defend himself. He ordered Monson strapped to a chair and denied him access to any writing implements. The judge then instructed the jury to ignore Monson’s restraints, the attack and the defense attorney’s sudden absence from the court. (Everett’s The Herald) THE BIG O - A traditional football cheer at the University of Oregon has taken on new meaning for varsity players who elected to fulfill their foreign language requirement by learning sign language. Fans in the stands often show their support by using their hands to form the letter “O,” for Oregon. But in their American Sign Language class, the players learned that the two-handed, spade-shaped sign represents the word vagina. “I did the ‘O’ once, and I never did it again,” running back LaMichael James said. (The New York Times) SLIGHTEST PROVOCATION - Police in Des Moines, Iowa, charged Jennifer Christine Harris, 30, with arson after they said she set fire to the garage of a former friend. The friend, Nikki Rasmussen, told investigators “the two are no longer friends due to a dispute over Facebook.” Detective Jack Kamerick said, “Jen asked Nikki to create an event on Facebook for a party. Nikki did that. As the date for the party approached, there were a lot of ‘declines’ on Facebook. It was looking like the party might be a bust. The dispute apparently blossomed.” (Des Moines Register) Chicago police accused Ledell Peoples, 55, of stabbing Maria Adams, 49, multiple times after he became enraged over a missing bag of Halloween candy. (Chicago Sun-Times) CHARITABLE GIVING - After a woman was murdered by her husband, her brother, Peter Harris, began a 150-mile walk to Edinburgh, Scotland, to honor her memory by advocating better treatment for crime victims and their families. He injured his foot during the trek and had to be hospitalized. He was released and finished the journey, but after returning home to Kent, his wound became infected. Doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee. Afterward, he declared that if his walk helped win support for victims’ rights, “It means that, forever and a day, people will benefit from this, and that’s more important than my right leg.” (BBC News) After collecting money to help a 19-year-old man who was set on fire by his mother’s boyfriend in St. Paul, Minn., the victim’s mother, Jodi Ann Stewart, 40, and uncle, Jeffrey Allen Stewart, 43, stole $2,500 from the relief fund and spent it on gambling and drugs, according to Dakota County authorities. Jeffrey Stewart admitted taking the money, telling police the mother “talked him into” it. (Minneapolis’s Star Tribune)

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ABOVE THE LAW In Lake County, it’s hard to tell some cops from the criminals by Matthew Frank

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks investigation suggests that law enforcement officers in Lake County have poached game animals.

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n 2005, a moose was standing somewhere in the mountains north of Columbia Falls when Jesse Jacobs allegedly shot it. Jacobs didn’t have a permit, however, so he reportedly got one from a friend who was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The tribal member took the meat. Jacobs claimed the head and antlers, which he would later mount and hang on his wall. Jacobs, who had been in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office’s reserve training program, was charged with two poaching felonies in August 2010. Meanwhile, Lake County Sheriff ’s Deputy Dan Duryee was spinning tall tales about his heroic service in the Gulf War, when in fact Duryee had never even been in the military. The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council, or POST, is the state body that polices the police. As POST investigated Duryee’s lies last year, it learned of other, potentially criminal activities in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office— including poaching.

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They didn’t know it at the time, but investigators from POST and from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks were working separately on what would turn out to be two angles to the same story. When they crossed paths, they realized that they had something bigger than fibs or poaching on their hands. They discovered a hive of law enforcement misconduct in Lake County. In September 2010, on the same day that Jacobs was charged with felony poaching, FWP began to take sworn statements from Lake County Sheriff ’s deputies and detectives, trying to determine who else in the office might have been poaching. FWP ultimately interviewed more than 50 people in the case, including several informants and former officers. The investigation, led by Game Warden Frank Bowen, pieced together details of what was known as the Coyote Club, a circle of Lake County law enforcement officers who’d allegedly been poaching game animals for more than a decade.

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But during Bowen’s interviews, something even more serious kept bobbing up. Several sources told him that in 2004, Lake County Sheriff ’s personnel conspired to conceal the involvement of a deputy in a boating-accident death. It appeared that there was a “culture of corruption” in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, Bowen wrote in a 2010 report summarizing his findings. There was an old saying that “you can’t break the law if you are the law,” Bowen noted. In the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, he said, that saying made some officers smile and left others disgusted. “There seemed to be a misguided brotherhood that covered for others even if the law was being broken,” Bowen wrote. That document and others implicating Lake County-area law enforcement officers were anonymously given to the Independent recently. The Independent separately obtained many more documents that provide further details of alleged crimes and misconduct among Lake County law enforcement.

Subsequent interviews bolster those documents, and also show that there has been a pattern of retaliation against Lake County law enforcement officers who have tried to expose their colleagues’ wrongdoing. The alleged cover-up in the boating fatality and other offenses were outside FWP’s jurisdiction, so Bowen sent his findings to other state agencies, including the Montana attorney general’s office. That was more than a year ago. Others have separately approached Attorney General Steve Bullock with complaints of illegal acts committed by Lake County law enforcement officers. Yet no charges have been filed. Many of the officers whom the documents implicate are still wearing badges in Lake County.

The boating accident On August 14, 2004, Lake County Sheriff ’s Deputy Bill Witts was in a boat patrolling Flathead Lake when he got a call about a rowdy party in the Big


Arm Bay area. Neighbors had complained about naked women running around. The party turned out to be at the home of one of Witts’s fellow deputies, Cory Anderson. According to Frank Bowen’s investigation, when Witts pulled the boat up to Anderson’s dock, three naked women greeted him. It was a barbecue for the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office. Witts spoke with Anderson and another deputy at the party, Ed Todd, and concluded that they were both drunk. Witts told the women to put some clothes on, and before he pulled away from Anderson’s dock, he specifically told Anderson not to take his boat out. But Anderson did. Several people went with him, including 38-year-old Laura Lee Grant, Ed Todd’s ex-wife. Grant was being pulled behind the boat Lake County Sheriff Jay Doyle laments that he has personnel who “thrive on mayhem.” in an inner tube along with an other partygoer when they hit a big wave and Walsh declined to talk to the Independent warrant prosecuting a criminal case against were both flung from the tube. When Anderson about the boating accident investigation. Asked if Anderson. “Although it appears that he had been circled back to get them, Grant was unconscious. he had concluded that there was no misconduct, drinking at the time, proof of his actual bloodNot long after, Witts got a call from dispatch he would only say that was not necessarily so. alcohol level would be difficult since he was not about an apparent boating accident in Big Arm Barron, now a Lake County commissioner, tested until approximately two and one half Bay. Then Lake County Sheriff Bill Barron called says accusations of a cover-up in Grant’s death hours after the accident,” Connor wrote in 2004. Witts and told him to bring the boat back and go are “absolutely false.” He acknowledges that “In any event…there did not seem to be a conto the scene of the accident in a patrol car. about two and a half hours elapsed between the nection between his alcohol consumption and Lake County Reserve Deputy David Kostecki accident and Anderson’s BAC test, yet he dis- the circumstances of the accident.” arrived at Anderson’s party just as Anderson’s putes Walsh’s conclusion that Anderson was likeboat was returning to his dock, with Grant ly intoxicated when the accident occurred. The Coyote Club inside. As it approached, Anderson was scream- Barron says he consulted with the state crime lab One evening more than a decade ago, Jason ing “Call 911!” Kostecki told Bowen. and concluded that, based on the average rate at Van Voast saw a spotlight in the distance and Anderson and Todd tried to revive Grant which an adult male metabolizes alcohol, heard a gunshot. with CPR, not realizing that when she was Anderson’s BAC at the time of the accident was It didn’t come as a surprise. For years, the thrown from the tube, she’d hyperflexed her no higher than 0.093. Van Voast family, one of the largest landowners neck and fractured her spine. She was taken by “This was handled 100-percent upright and in Lake County, had problems with hunters spothelicopter to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, forthright,” Barron continues. “There was not lighting and illegally taking game in their grain where she was pronounced dead. one bit of this that was covered up.” fields. On many occasions, Jason Van Voast told Lake County Sheriff ’s Deputy Dan Duryee, Barron says he doesn’t know why Frank Bowen in an interview last year, the Van the cop who told tall tales, arrived at Anderson’s Anderson’s fellow Lake County officers adminis- Voasts chased a spotlighter only to find a tribal party to take witness statements, then left tered his BAC test rather than a Flathead County police car that they believed belonged to officer with Anderson. officer. And he says he can’t account for the two- Jason Nash. When Witts arrived in his patrol car, he want- and-a-half-hour delay in taking it. After hearing the gunshot that evening, Van ed to interview Anderson, but Anderson and “When I found out that he hadn’t had any Voast drove to the area and found Nash and Mike Duryee were long gone. Barron, the sheriff, told kind of a breath test or blood test yet, I directed Sargeant, of the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, in Witts to stay at Anderson’s house and wait while the deputies to go take it, because I knew that we Nash’s patrol car. Van Voast said he asked them Flathead County Detective Pat Walsh conducted could bring it back to a close [approximation] of what they shot. A tree, they said. an investigation. Witts believed this was done what [his BAC] would have been at the time of The next day, Van Voast found a large buck to give Anderson time to sober up. It was anoth- the accident,” he says. shot dead in the same field where he’d found er 90 minutes before Walsh even got to After the boating accident, Barron fired Nash and Sargeant the night before. He called Anderson’s house. Witts. FWP Warden Rick Schoening, who told Van Voast Although Flathead County officers led the Barron says Witts was fired because he to leave the buck so Schoening could put a trackinvestigation, Anderson’s fellow officers in the viewed pornography on his office computer, and ing device in it. But before Schoening could do Lake County Sheriff ’s Office measured his bloodthat he believes Witts fabricated the story of a that, someone took the buck’s head. The rest of alcohol content—and they only did that approxicover-up in retaliation. it was left to rot. mately two and a half hours after the accident, Witts believed the alleged porn was an The statement Van Voast gave to Bowen was according to Walsh’s report. At that point, excuse “to discredit him, because of his knowl- one of roughly 25 that Bowen solicited from peoAnderson’s BAC was 0.055, below the legal limit, edge and resistance to a county cover-up in the ple familiar with Nash’s hunting. Nash appeared which was then 0.1. Still, Walsh concluded that death of Ed Todd’s ex-wife at a company barbe- to be a key member of the Coyote Club, accordAnderson was “probably legally intoxicated at cue,” Bowen wrote. Witts could not be reached ing to Bowen. His tribal status exempts him from the time of the accident,” Frank Bowen wrote. for comment. state hunting regulations, which seemed to proThis is largely the story Bowen tells in confiCory Anderson is now a Polson policeman. vide cover for the other Lake County law enforcedential FWP Law Enforcement Division docuHe denies any wrongdoing on the day Grant ment officers he hunted with. Bowen’s interments, summarizing statements given by Witts, died. “It’s been investigated, it went up to the views suggested that Nash and other members of Kostecki and several other officers in September attorney general’s office and it’s done and over the Coyote Club had hunted illegally for more and October 2010. In a document dated Sept. with,” he says. than a decade. It seemed to be an inner circle of 29, 2010, Bowen wrote that the investigation Assistant Attorney General John Connor “good ol’ boys,” as one source said, who gathinto Grant’s death appeared to be incomplete. reviewed the case and found the facts did not ered for drunken hunting excursions.

Much of that decade overlapped with Lance Ewers’s stint as a Lake County Sheriff ’s deputy, from 2000 to 2009. Ewers, now an Alaska State Trooper, said Nash often hunted with Sargeant and other non-tribal law enforcement officers. “They bragged about shooting game animals with spotlights from their patrol cars,” Bowen wrote, summarizing Ewers’s statement. “One of the officers tried to get Ewers to shoot a game animal from the patrol car one night when they were working together. “That officer told Ewers it was the only way he could become part of the group. When Ewers refused to shoot the animal, the others became unfriendly and belligerent toward him.” It was Deputy Dan Duryee, Ewers said, who pressured him to illegally shoot an animal. Ewers ultimately left the force “due to the corrupt nature of several of the officers, and the unwillingness of the local leadership to deal with the issue,” Bowen wrote. Bowen also interviewed area taxidermists and meat processors. One said Nash and Sargeant were his best customers; from 1996 to 1998, they brought in a total of 16 trophy deer, two trophy elk and two bears. He said sometimes he’d find animals left outside his shop that Nash and Sargeant had dropped off overnight. Another taxidermist and meat processor, who began doing business with Nash and Sargeant in 2001, said they brought more game than anyone else—10 or 12 animals a year. Nash brought so much that he was given the combination code for the building so he could drop animals off after-hours. The taxidermists assumed there was no misconduct because Nash was a tribal member. Ewers told Bowen that Lake County law enforcement officers would leave poached animals at a taxidermy shop under Nash’s name, an allegation supported by statements given by a taxidermist and two of his employees. “Anything not tagged with a state license went under the name of Jason Nash,” Ewers told Bowen. “Everyone believed that because Nash was a tribal member and a tribal police officer, no one could or would do anything about it.” Tribal members on the Flathead Reservation can hunt year-round and take as many animals as they wish. Tribal Game Warden Mike McElderry had heard rumors over the years about Nash’s hunting, and he informed Nash’s supervisors in the tribal police department. “McElderry stated that those supervisors told him that the problem would stop or Nash would be terminated from his position as a tribal officer,” Bowen wrote. “Somewhere round 2005, McElderry spoke directly to Nash about his alleged hunting violations. McElderry told Nash that the activity needed to stop or there would be dire consequences.” On Sept. 7, 2010, Bowen and McElderry interviewed Nash. The tribal cop was “very evasive,” Bowen thought. Nash claimed to have never hunted on the Flathead Reservation with a

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fit for duty. Larson reinstated Duryee a counon-tribal member, though he admitted to ple of weeks later. “The investigation is giving Sargeant one or two deer or elk complete,” Larson told the Lake County mounts. He stated that in June 2010, after Leader. “We complied with all of the state’s he learned of FWP’s pending investigation, requests.” he and another officer removed wildlife Ternes appeared satisfied—until a mounts from Sargeant’s home. He said March 2011 phone call with the psycholoSargeant had asked them to. gist. Ternes came to believe, as he wrote in Bowen also interviewed 23 officers a subsequent letter to the psychologist, that employed by Lake County, most of whom the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office had failed voluntarily made sworn statements. Four to tell the psychologist the extent of officers refused, including Lieutenant Mike Duryee’s lies. If it had, Ternes felt, the psySargeant. chologist wouldn’t have written them off as On Sept. 20, 2010, Bowen wrote to mere immaturity. Wayne Ternes, the director of POST, the There were signs that Duryee was— arm of the Montana Department of Justice and is—unfit for duty. They concerned Lake that oversees state law enforcement agenCounty Sheriff ’s Deputy Steve Kendley. In cies, requesting that Ternes do “whatever August 2010, Kendley told Sheriff Lucky is within your power” to compel the offiLarson that he feared Duryee would retalicers to come forward. ate against him, his family and/or co-workThe case remains open. Bowen says For years, Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Duryee lied about being a combat veteran. ers because he was one of Duryee’s accushe can’t discuss it. ers. Larson asked Kendley to put that in During the 2010 hunting season, FWP So Read filed a Freedom of Information Act ed the code of ethics, undermined public confiwriting. Kendley’s four-page letter, dated August received further allegations implicating Nash, request, and learned that Duryee had never dence in law enforcement and harmed the 20, 2010, explains why he believes Duryee is including hunting on private property, shooting served in the military. In May 2010, Read submit- agency’s and officers’ reputations. unstable. from a county road and taking wildlife with the aid That was beyond what Doyle thought was ted a complaint to POST. “Duryee’s lies, and the In addition to Duryee’s made-up war stories, of artificial light. The allegations were forwarded fact that he was in leadership because of those appropriate. His internal investigation concluded Kendley recalled that earlier in 2010, the federal to Tribal Fish and Wildlife in November 2010. The that Duryee hadn’t committed a crime, that his lie lies, put other deputies in jeopardy,” he wrote. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes haven’t Also in May 2010, Michael Gehl, another was “just a story” and that there were no grounds Explosives had investigated Duryee for manufacfiled charges, nor are they expected to. Lake County officer, wrote a letter to POST for discipline. turing and possessing an illegal machine gun. “There are a lot of allegations with no dates, Ternes, the POST director, disagreed, insistDirector Wayne Ternes about “a matter which has The agency seized the alleged gun from Duryee’s no times, no witness statements—nothing of that affected the very foundation of the Lake County ing on sanctions, including that Duryee receive a home but never charged him with a crime. nature,” says Tribal Law and Order Chief Craige Sheriff ’s Office.” He wrote that Duryee had built psychological evaluation to determine whether Kendley also noted that Duryee was interviewed Couture. “It’s hard. Anyone can make an allegaa career on “fabrications, lies, deceit, [and] intim- he was fit for duty. by the state attorney general’s tion…but without facts and proof, it’s hard to idation.” office in connection with the prove the case.” Read’s and Gehl’s were two of purported disappearance of It may be impossible. Tribal Fish and Game several complaints POST received 4,000 rounds of ammunition Conservation Manager Pablo Espinoza says the about Duryee’s lies. POST began an from the sheriff ’s office. statute of limitations has expired for most of the investigation and interviewed 13 of “To my knowledge, Sgt. allegations against Nash. Duryee’s colleagues and acquainDuryee has never expressed any Nash is still a tribal cop. He did not return tances. Their statements made it remorse, nor has he ever been calls seeking comment. “very clear that Daniel Duryee has held accountable for any of made false claims of military service these actions,” Kendley wrote. Lies from at least 1997 until as late as Instead, he continued, Duryee’s Lake County Sheriff ’s Deputy Dan Duryee June 2009,” POST reported. rank as a patrol sergeant and his gave detailed accounts of his experiences as a “It is evident that Duryee was seat on the Sheriff ’s Office Marine in combat. Once, he told a fellow officer, allowed to be a member of the Interview Board, among other he had been part of a six-man team in a firefight. Special Response Team and a sniper posts, “gives the appearance When air support came to drop napalm on the without attending any formal trainthat Sgt. Duryee is without fault, enemy, they took cover behind a wall but the ing, based on his false claims of milhonorable and will continue to napalm splashed over it. Four men died and a itary service and combat experiflourish in this office.” fifth was wounded. Duryee said he carried the ence,” POST concluded. “It is also POST’s investigation of wounded Marine to safety, but the Marine later evident that Duryee was given comDuryee remains open. It also died in a hospital in Germany. Duryee showed mand of the Special Response Team” uncovered other alleged misthe officer the scar on his arm where the napalm based on those claims. conduct by Duryee. Lake had hit him. The Lake County Sheriff ’s County Sheriff ’s Deputy Duryee also told that officer that he had Office did its own internal investigaMichael Carlson said in a sworn never slept better than the night after his first tion, led by Undersheriff Jay Doyle. statement that in 2006, Duryee combat kill. It also found that Duryee lied. And arrived at the scene of a suicide, And he complained to his wife of symptoms then Duryee acknowledged it himbagged up some of the victim’s of post-traumatic stress disorder. self. On Sept. 3, 2010, he wrote to skull fragments and allegedly Lake County Sheriff ’s Deputy Levi Read the sheriff that once, several years gave them to Deputy Becky began to suspect that Duryee was fabricating his ago, he had told a “fish story” about war stories. In 2008, Read was in a standoff with serving in the military. “This was a Some 4,000 rounds of ammunition donated to the Lake County McClintock, who thought human remains might help train an armed suspect. Duryee commanded Lake lie…I make no excuses for what I Sheriff’s Office went missing. her cadaver dog. County’s Special Response Team, an appoint- did. It was wrong and disrespectful. Duryee is still on the force in ment he got because of his purported combat I deeply regret this story.” Sheriff Lucky Larson complied, scheduling Lake County. Sheriff Jay Doyle says the decision experience. He told Read to position himself in a Then Duryee attempted to prove that his the evaluation and placing Duryee on administrato retain Duryee was made after consulting with place that Read felt was unsafe. Later, Read told accusers had harassed and defamed him as part tive leave on Aug. 25, 2010. the Lake County attorney’s office and the state Duryee that his order violated Read’s basic of a larger, politically motivated effort to “smear A psychologist based in Flathead County S.W.A.T. training. According to Read, Duryee the name of Jay Doyle.” At the time, Doyle was reported back that Duryee did not “exhibit indi- attorney general’s office. POST Director Ternes says he cannot speak to said, “Sometimes it’s like being in the mili- running for sheriff. cations of acute or personality-based psyspecific cases. But, he says, “We’ve had numerous tary…You just do what you are told no matter POST recommended that it revoke Duryee’s chopathology.” Instead, the psychologist chalked complaints filed by citizens up there in [Lake what.” law enforcement certification because he’d violat- Duryee’s lies up to “immaturity” and found him County], and so we’re just having to go through

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them one by one and deal with them. It’s up and down the valley, including tribal officers.” Lake County Attorney Mitch Young did not return calls seeking comment, but he made clear during an August POST Council meeting in Helena that he’s had enough of POST’s presence in Lake County. He expressed particular annoyance that Ternes questioned the psychologist’s opinion of Duryee and reopened his case. “The problem is this,” Young said. “You folks have a job to do. We understand and respect that. But it needs to be done right.” In a recording of the meeting Ternes can be heard saying, “Absolutely.” “If you want to be respected,” Young continued, “you have to behave in a respectable manner, and that hasn’t happened…and I’m hoping that will change.”

Gagged Terry Leonard is a veteran who remains in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was the original owner of the Flathead Lake Brewing Co., and he served for seven years in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, six as a reserve deputy and, beginning in 2009, for one year as a deputy. “When I came on board,” Leonard says, “I started hearing these things that I thought were ridiculous—and it turned out that they weren’t.” Leonard had known about the Coyote Club camps; he even gave them beer from his brewery, he says. But it wasn’t until he became a deputy and was around the office more that he learned what actually went on at those camps, he says, and of other misconduct. So Leonard spoke up. And Sheriff Lucky Larson fired him. Larson would only say that Leonard failed to make probation. Leonard kept talking. He founded Concerned Citizens of Lake County and created two websites, www.asksherifflucky-larson.com and www.nojaydoylesheriff.com. The sites disseminated some of the allegations in this story. Leonard also made claims about missing ammunition and misspent funds. It was election season. Along with Jay Doyle, deputies Steve Kendley and Dan Yonkin were also vying to replace Sheriff Larson, who was retiring. On April 13, 2010, Doyle’s campaign treasurer filed a complaint with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices alleging that Leonard’s website violated election laws by campaigning anonymously. Lake County Attorney Mitch Young also expressed concern about the websites possibly violating election laws. But, as Young wrote in a March 2010 letter to John Strandell, chief of the Investigation Bureau in Montana’s Division of Criminal Investigation, he recognized that “Because the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office and/or its members are the subject of these allegations, the sheriff ’s office has a clear conflict of interest in the investigation of these matters.” That didn’t stop Young from applying for a warrant to search Leonard’s house in September 2010. Leonard was suspected of having committed the misdemeanor crimes of “election materials not to be anonymous, and criminal defamation.” District Judge C.B. McNeil signed the warrant. In October 2010, Lake County officers raid-

ed Leonard’s home and seized all of his family’s computers and electronic media, where they assumed the information on Leonard’s websites was stored. There was no further explanation or investigation. Most of the property was returned five months later, Leonard says, and only because his attorney demanded its return. Leonard’s attorney, Rich Buley, of Missoula, observes that in his 30 years of criminal defense work, “I have never seen a search warrant for investigating a misdemeanor.” Leonard says the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office “had no intention of seeing justice done or even conducting a proper investigation with due diligence. It was simply a strong-arm tactic to send a message of fear and intimidation… Basically, ‘Don’t question what we are doing here in Lake County. Don’t bring attention to us. Don’t point out the corruption—or we will come to your home, search it and seize your property.’” Jay Doyle won the election. Last month, Commissioner of Political Practices David Gallik concluded that there was insufficient evidence that Leonard had violated election laws. Leonard contends that the culture of corruption in Lake County is based on “mutual guilt knowledge…It’s, ‘Hey, I know you did this wrong, and you know I did this wrong, so let’s just pretend it didn’t happen—keep your mouth shut.’ That’s exactly what’s happened. It’s propagated itself. It’s become this unstoppable machine.” And that, Leonard says, has real on-the-

ground consequences for law enforcement. “If a murderer goes free because some jackass cop is a liar, you got a guy who kills people on the streets again.” Leonard is still unemployed.

That’s how it works On January 31, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the state Justice Building in Helena, two FWP game wardens and two Lake County Sheriff ’s deputies met with Attorney General Steve Bullock to present allegations of misconduct by Lake County law enforcement officers. According to the two deputies, who asked to remain anonymous, Bullock seemed uninterested. They say Mike Batista, the administrator of the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation, who also attended the meeting, was dismissive. “My sense,” says one of the deputies, “was that unless the sheriff or the county attorney asked them to look at it, they were not going to look at it.” Batista tells the Independent that is, in fact, generally how it works. In a case like the boating accident, he says, if a county attorney doesn’t find anything wrong with an investigation, there would be no reason for the attorney general’s office to get involved. A similar dynamic applies to hunting violations, Batista says. FWP typically refers cases to local prosecutors, and those cases also land on the county attorney’s desk. “A request for assistance needs to come from the sheriff or the police chief or county attorney,” Batista says. “And if an allegation is

Informants told FWP that Lake County Sheriff’s personnel conspired to conceal the possible involvement of a deputy in the 2004 boating accident on Flathead Lake that killed Laura Lee Grant.

made against an employee of a sheriff ’s department, we have a responsibility to inform the sheriff of that, first and foremost. And then if there’s credibility to the allegation, in many cases—nine times out of 10—they do the right thing and ask for an outside investigation either by us, a neighboring county or, in some cases, one of the federal agencies.” When one of the deputies heard this during their meeting with Batista and Bullock, he pointed to the Montana statute that states that it’s the duty of the attorney general to “exercise supervisory powers over the county attorneys in all matters pertaining to the duties of their office,” including “the power to order and direct county attorneys in all matters pertaining to the duties of their office.” The other deputy says he turned to Bullock at that point and said that if the attorney general’s office doesn’t act without consent from the sheriff or county attorney, it appears that sheriffs and county attorneys can “get away with murder. “And he said, ‘Well, I hate to think that.’ “And I said, ‘Well, I think that.’” Batista says that what the deputies and game wardens presented were “allegations without a lot of detail, some of which had been addressed.” Lake County had asked the attorney general’s office to investigate the machine gun that Dan Duryee allegedly made. The state also looked into the 4,000 rounds of missing ammunition. “The reason nothing happened is there was no evidence,” says Montana attorney general’s office spokesperson Judy Beck. A week after the deputies’ meeting with Batista and Bullock, the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office attempted to reprimand them for attending it, they say, a charge that Sheriff Doyle denies. One deputy says he was charged with conduct unbecoming of an officer, bringing disrepute on the office and disobeying a direct order. The charges weren’t ultimately pursued. The other deputy says he was demoted to what he says is effectively a detention officer’s position. Instead of investigating crimes, as he used to, he handles the violent sexual offender registry and walk-in complaints. He sits at a tiny desk that’s monitored by a live video camera. “I call it the penalty box,” he says. Sheriff Doyle maintains that he’s attempted to change the culture in the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office since he was sworn in 11 months ago. “That’s my whole intent,” he says. “And it seems that I have got personnel who thrive on mayhem. There seems to be people who love to throw out allegations. Everything they are alleging has already been investigated—fully.” Though at least one criminal investigation may be just beginning: Batista says the attorney general’s office recently received a request from Doyle to review an allegation of perjury by Undersheriff Karey Reynolds. POST found that Reynolds has misrepresented his work history, claiming he hadn’t had a break in service of more than three years when in fact it may have been as long as a decade. In May, POST ordered Reynolds to return to basic training. He’s in the 12-week course now.

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A proper bone stock does not contain fat. This may surprise those who would just as soon make stock from a rotisserie chicken carcass tossed into a pot of hot water. But stock is not that steaming, rejuvenating bowl of broth on a cold day. It is an ingredient rather than a finished product. Stock is not even salted. Fat and salt can be added later, as they are in demi-glace, perhaps the most storied of sauces. Here, bare-bone stock is combined with its alter ego: the fat- and flour-saturated roux known as espagnole. But devoid of salt and fat, bone stock can only offer subtle complexity of flavor, viscous body and the glistening sheen of melted cartilage. The bones of young animals are collagenrich, making them best for stock. Collagen gives young bones their characteristic elasticity, and when heated breaks down into gelatin, which imparts a thick, non-fat creaminess. Stock will add body and flavor to soups, sauces, risotto, mushrooms and most any other savory dish. And with that complexity of flavor comes many important nutrients. Bones are an organ, containing a rich array of minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, as well as biomolecules like chondroitin and glucosamine—which people pay big bucks for in the form of joint-healing supplements. There are also goodies in bones you may never have heard of, like hyaluronic acid, which has been used for years to treat osteoarthritic racehorses, and is now showing promise in human trials. Save leftover dinner bones until you have enough to make a batch of stock, or gather bones from hunters, butchers and cooks. Buy them as soup bones, dog bones or T-bones. Good stock bones should be fresh, or frozen fresh, and clean of meat, fat and blood. Tendon and cartilage are welcome. Stock made from mammal bones is often called “brown stock.” Recipes for classic brown stock typically call for veal bones, but cow, deer, elk and lamb all work in the following recipe. Long bones like femurs are best because they have the most marrow, but shoulders work well too. If you’re processing game at home, use a bone saw to cut two-inch rounds; if you’re buying the bones, have the butcher cut them down to size. Alternatively, roast the bones for an hour, smash

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a pound of onion, and half a pound each of carrot and celery. This mixture of aromatic vegetables is called mirepoix (pronounced “mere-pwah”), and named after a 19th century French aristocrat who employed a very good cook who famously used it. Parsnips are often subbed for carrots, or added alongside. The same interchangeability applies to celery and celery root, and to onions, shallots and leeks. Parsley is also used. Simmer the stock two hours, and then strain the bones and mirepoix. Pour the remaining liquid, cooled, into jars or bags for freezing, skimming any remaining fat as the opportunity presents itself. If stored in the fridge, stock should be used within a week. Frozen, it can last a year. In addition to making stock by the batch load, its power can be also be harnessed from scratch in a single meal, by cooking tough cuts of meat attached to big bones. Shank is the best cut for this, as in osso buco, which literally means “bone with a hole” in Italian, a reference to the hollow marrow bone at the center of the shank. What I do with shank isn’t osso buco per se, but it’s beaucoup bueno enough for this unfrozen caveman and well worth a try if you have a mammal shank bone or two on your hands. Photo by Ari LeVaux Put the bone under the broiler at 350, (Fond is French for the stuff stuck to the bottom turning it often until the browned meat starts to of the pan; deglaze means to pour a liquid, usually shrink from the golden bone. After an hour or two, water or wine, into a hot fond-laden dish to release add a mix of water and wine to the pan, along with a bay leaf, two tablespoons of olive oil and some its caramelized, gelatinous goodness.) Pour the deglazed fond and accompanying bone peppercorns, and cook covered, at 350, until the juice drippings into the bone pot. Add a bay leaf, a meat is tender, turning occasionally, adding more teaspoon of peppercorns and enough water to cover water/wine as necessary to keep the shank mostly everything. Cook slowly for 12 to 24 hours at a lazy submerged. When the meat is spoon-tender, add the bubble—the point at which a single bubble lets go mirepoix and cook until the veggies are done. Add from the bottom every three to four seconds. Even a salt to taste, and serve. Unlike stock, in which the simmer is too much heat. Add water as needed to mirepoix and bones are strained out, this dish feakeep everything covered, and skim any scum that tures the veggies and their soaked-up bone juice alongside the shank meat. gathers on the surface. Young bones may be best, but don’t let old bones Cool to room temperature and put the pot in the fridge overnight. By morning, any residual fat get in the way of a good stock. Whether made from veal shank or bull knuckle, fawn femur or buck shoulwill be floating on top and easy to skim. Reheat to the lazy bubble stage. Meanwhile, der blade, a good stock will hit where it counts, helpchop the following (for up to eight pounds of bone): ing your bones feel healthy and warm this winter. them with a hammer and then roast for another hour or two and proceed. However you get the bones down to size, they should be roasted two or three hours in a 350degree oven, or until golden brown but not burnt. Let the bones cool, and strip any clinging meat or fat. Some stock recipes skip this bone-roasting step, but you’ll get a richer stock by roasting. The caramelization facilitates a complexity unattainable by simmering alone. Put the roasted bones in a large, empty pot, and heat the roasting pan on the stovetop. Pour some wine or water into the hot roasting pan to deglaze the fond.

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Cocoa, a Joyous Kringle, Mini macaroons, Gingerbread Coffeecake, Loaves of Poundcake, and so much more! Have you checked out Bernice’s wear-ables lately? Downright smart. Coffee mugs? Oh, yeah. Bernice’s wishes you a Merry Little Christmas. bernicesbakerymt.com

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. $-$$

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. $-$$

Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 It’s the little things we do together. Bernice’s takes those moments to heart. This Christmas when you want “just the right size” gift or party package think Bernice’s cookie plates, frosted Christmas trees (Yep! Those famous sugar cookies), packaged Bernice’s Hot

Big Sky Drive In 1016 W. Broadway 549-5431 Big Sky Drive In opened June 2nd 1962. We feature soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, spins, burger, hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches and breaded mushrooms all made to order. Enjoy our 23 shake and malt flavors or the orange twist

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


the The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins • 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 39 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks • 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am9pm Sun-Wed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross • 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it's a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. • 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius. Double Front Chicken 122 W. Alder 543-6264 Number of years ago Double Front was built, 101. Number of years it’s been cooking chicken,

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75. Number if years in the Herndon family, 49. Always getting that perfect chicken dinner, timeless. Come find out why we are rule of the roost. Always the best, Double Front Chicken. $-$$ Family Dental Group Southgate Mall 541-2886 Do you have a flex plan or dental benefit with funding that expires on December 31st? You are not alone. A lot of people wait until December to try and schedule dental appointments. Unfortunately, at year end many patients forfeit their unused benefits because no more appointments are available. The last few weeks of the year are often fully booked. Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula 424 N. Higgins 542-3847 www.flbcofmissoula.com Known for their “Bar Burgers” a masterpiece of deliciousness; Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is unfiltered sophistication atop the skyline of Missoula Montana. Downtown or Uptown, any way you look at it, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is your best destination for great food, wine and spirits. Come on in and join us. We can't wait to see you. Cheers!!! $-$$ Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. • 721-6033 Missoula's Original 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. MTH 7am-8pm, Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West • 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$ Harry David's 2700 Paxson Plaza Suite H 830-3277 www.harrydavidsbar.com Entertainment 7 nights a week! Live Bands Friday and Saturday. Karaoke Sun, Mon, Tues. WTF Wednesdays (TBA and Drink Specials). Daily Food Specials plus Breakfast on Weekends. (Grill Hours 11-9 M-F and 10-9 Sat & Sun) $-$$

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HAPPIESTHOUR The Jolly Cork’s Happy Hour: 5 PM to 8 PM every night with two-for-one drink specials.

Ambiance: The door to the Jolly Cork’s makes it look like an Irish speakeasy if ever one existed. In the evening, the narrow green portal glows like a beacon on an otherwise dark block of Front Street. Walking through it reveals a secretlooking green staircase that leads you down into the disco glow of the basement bar. With its linoleum floors, it’s less romantic than a speakeasy. But the red tablecloths and candles give it some coziness and the fact that you’re listening to “It’s Raining Men” indicates love is in the air.

What you’re drinking: This time of year? Hot alcohol, of course. Sumrall says that when the weather really gets cold—isn’t that now?—hot cider and hot toddies will be available. What you’re looking forward to: A Christmas Drag show and New Year’s Eve masquerade ball. How to get there: The Jolly Cork’s is located in the basement of the Elks Lodge. Enter through the door on the south side of the building, across from the Pearl Café and Trail Head. —Erika Fredrickson

Photo by Erika Fredrickson

History: The Jolly Cork’s just opened in October, but the space already has history. It was previously Club Q, a LGBT bar popular for its dance parties. Bartender Tyrone Sumrall says he hopes the Jolly Cork’s will bring in a diverse crowd, including the LGBT clientele since AmVets, the unofficial gay hotspot, has become a new bar called Monk’s.

Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, e-mail editor@missoulanews.com.

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

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Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Warm up your chilly nights with our Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. We have Classic French Onion Soup and hearty Bison chili made in house daily. Fall in love with our Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf-stuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with cheddar mashed potatoes and corn. And finish the best meal in town with our New Orleans style Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce and Big Dipper vanilla bean Ice cream. We still have Happy Hour from 4-7 every day and on game days we offer wings specials and all your favorite local micro-brews. Everyone loves our SUNDAY BINGO NIGHT! Sundays 6-9 pm at Brooks and Browns. Same happy Hour specials ($5 pulled pork sliders, ? order wings, ? nachos; $6 Bud Lite pitchers) Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch, healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Jazz Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. Late night happy hour 9-10pm. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $

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The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, and fresh fish daily. Delicious salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked inhouse. 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 night-

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ly 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! Authentic Thai Restaurant 221 W. Broadway • 543-9966 sawaddeedowntown.com Sa Wa Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors- no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisine. Now serving beer and wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ 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. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins • 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Uptown Diner 120 N. Higgins 542-2449 Step into the past at this 50's style downtown diner. Breakfast is served all day. Daily Lunch Specials. All Soups, including our famous Tomato Soup, are made from scratch. Voted best milkshakes in Missoula for 14 straight years. Great Food, Great Service, Great Fun!! Sun - Wed 83pm, Thurs - Sat 8-8pm $-$$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$ YoWaffle Yogurt 216 W. Main St. • 543-6072 (Between Thai Spicy and The Shack) www.yowaffle.com Let YoWaffle host your next birthday party! YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery that offers 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, as well as gluten free cones and waffles, coffee and a selection of cold beverages. Build it your “weigh” at 42 cents per oz. for most items. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to Midnight, Sat. 10 AM to Midnight. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards and gift cards available. UMONEY accepted. Like us on facebook.

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spread of wine, cheese (duh), poetry (okay) and a cross made of Époisses de Bourgogne (maybe not). Music by Dale Sherard and Bethany Joyce. BYOC. Top Hat’s Rock Bottom Gallery. 5 PM.

The Kiwanis Club of Missoula is looking for some little lady ballers grades 6–8th to join up and play some hoops. The season runs Jan. 9–Mar. 24. Register by today. Free. missoulakiwanis.org.

Cara Tomlinson, the Chair of the Art Department at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, gives a public lecture on how great the Korean barbecue in PDX is. In my dreams...More likely, she will discuss art and she will do it well. Social Sciences Building. 5–6 PM. Free.

Let your kiddo explore the natural world with miniNaturalists Pre-K program of hands-on activities and games at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., from 10-11 AM. $3 per kid/$1 for members/adults are free.

The City Life Community Center is holding its 10th Annual City Life Benefit Auction to benefit its superfun teen hangout (paintball!). Cost is $100 per couple but that gets you a $75 credit towards an auction item. 6 PM. For tickets and more info go to citylifemt.com.

The UM Holiday Art Fair wants you to stay out of Wal-Mart this Christmas and buy someone some good things made by local and regional artists instead. Come to think of it, I want you to stay out of Wal-Mart, too. UC. 9–6 PM. Free.

Not since the movie Ghost have I been this stoked about ceramics. Randi O’Brien’s MFA Thesis exhibition Seeing Red Feeling Yellow is highlighted by a pairing of ceramic forms with Bestiarum vocabulum. Learn lessons, see awesome things. Social Science Building, Gallery of Visual Arts. 6–7:30 PM. Free.

If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 18 months, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

John Schiever is playing some acoustic guitar and octave mandolin and he doesn’t give a toot what you think about him. Bitter Root Brewery. 6–8:30 PM. free.

Good news for Brazil, bad news for us? Globalization expert William Robinson’s seminar Latin America and the Global Capitalist System might clear the air for us economic nitwits. Gallagher Business Building, Rm. 123. 3:30–5 PM. Free.

The latest installment of the Peace and Justice Film Series is For Neda. Neda

nightlife Cheese and rice, its The Cheeses of Nazareth Party, featuring an ungodly

Willem Volkersz’s Childhood (Lost) is on display at the MAM Fri., Dec. 2, from 5–8 PM. Free.

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Agha-Soltan was killed while protesting Iran’s rigged elections. The images of her death were broadcast throughout the world. Discussion to follow. UC Theater. 7 PM. Free. The founder of Ewam, Gochen Tulku Rinpoche, gives a rare public talk today at the Ewam Buddhist Center. 7–9 PM. Free. The UM School of Theatre and Dance performs the classic American comedy You Can’t Take It with You. Perhaps they’ll be kind enough to let us hold it for a while. Montana Theatre, PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16 Seniors/$10 12 and under. Tickets available at UM Arts box office or at umtheatredance.org.

Get wild and woolly at the Dead Hipster Dance Party at Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com.

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The Missoula Chapter of the New Leaders Council is seeking fellowship applicants for peeps 22-35 who are interested in progressive notions concerning entrepreneurship, leadership and political management skills. Today is the deadline. Go to newleadercouncil.org.

It ain’t always about the red, white and blue, Mr. Keith. The latest installment of the President’s Lecture Series at UM is a talk given by globalization expert William Robinson titled Global Crisis: Immigration, Drug Trafficking and Financial Meltdown. UC Ballroom. 8 PM. Free.

Be a good egg and join Mountain Line’s new Adopt-A-Stop Program. As the name implies, the program would like you and your crew to adopt a bus stop and make sure she stays extra spiffy. Contact mountainline.com to sign-up.

Serious reggae fans take their reggae seriously. So if you are a serious fan of Jamaican reggae, seriously check out Perfect Giddimani along with Bobo David and Ras Iyahson, all backed by DJ Yahred. 9 PM. The Palace. $10. This ain’t yer Uncle Jimbo’s VFW, Billy. Check out noise/tripendicular soundscapist/aural provocateur Regression and the like-minded Drainolith, along with local noise aficionados Atrocity Singers. 9 PM. $5. (See Noise in this issue.) Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronica and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon.

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He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free.

The Sentinel High School Drama Department presents an update of the Bill Shakespeare classic A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This version takes place in the London Underground. Please let Bottom be a skinhead. Margaret Johnson Theatre. 7:30 PM. $6/$5 students and seniors.

Impress your friends, your significant other or anyone who will listen when you rock the mic at karaoke at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, 9 PM. Call 830-3277.

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bluegrass-stylie. Missoula’s Slow Falls opens. Top Hat. 9:30 PM. $7.

Families can get help narrowing their search for quality child care and find out if they qualify for assistance, with Child Care Assistance, which is offered by Child Care Resources from 8 AM–5 PM Mon.-Fri. at its office, on the lower level of 105 E. Pine St. Free. Call 728-6446 and visit childcareresources.org. John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D. presents a continuing ed workshop for K-12 counselors and childcare professionals from 8:30 AM to 4 PM called Working Effectively with Parents, which gives techniques for connecting with parents. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. $65 professional rate/$30 student rate. Call 721-7690. Why wouldn’t a hospital have an art fair? Community Medical Center Holiday Art Fair takes place in the Gallagher Boardroom and features the work at bizzz BONK Designs: wearables, jewelry bags, hats and more. 9 AM. Free.

If your bros have ever mentioned that you are as funny as Dane Cook, go ahead and skip the Union Club’s Missoula Homegrown Stand-Up Comedy open mic. Everyone else come on down by 9:30 PM to sign up. Free.

The UM Holiday Art Fair wants you to stay out of Wal-Mart this Christmas and buy someone some good things made by local and regional artists instead. Come to think of it, I want you to stay out of Wal-Mart, too. UC. 9–6 PM. Free.

Darn tootin’ Pert Near Sandstone is back in MSO to teach you how it’s done

Find your way to the Rocky Mountain Map Gallery this First Friday and


check out artfully drawn and framed maps, featuring our neck of the woods. 10 AM–10 PM. If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 18 months, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK. The Missoula Public Library hosts a preschool storytime geared toward children 3–6 years old every Fri. at 10:30 AM. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

High schoolers go towards the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Young Adult Writers Group, which meets at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721-BOOK. You people need to work to your potential, like Fra Dana did. She ran a successful cattle ranch in the hardscrabble early ‘20s and was a helluva painter. Her exhibition Fra Dana: American Impressionist in the Rockies will open along with Marcus Daly’s granddaughter’s collection, Frances Carol Brown’s: Bitterroot Portraits, at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in UM’s PARTV Center. 4–6 PM. Free.

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SPOTLIGHT hearing voices I met conservation icon and forestry pioneer Bud Moore about a year before he died. He invited my brother and I up to “Coyote Forest,” his land in the Swan Valley, and we talked about the history of forest management and Moore’s life as a trapper—all of which he details in his 1996 book The Lochsa Story: Land Ethics in the Bitterroot Mountains. Part of what makes his story so interesting is that he mixes amazing personal anecdotes with folklore and ecology. The best kind of oral history does just that, so it’s no surprise that Moore, who passed away a year ago, is one voice among many in a new book by fifth generation Montanan and local historian Suzanne Vernon. Voices of the Swan is a hefty collection of the life and times of the valley’s people. It’s a culmination of 11 years of oral history interviews, which were started by the Swan Ecosystem Center and completed by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society. Vernon, who has been the lead journalist on the project all along, is also the co-founder of Seeley Lake’s weekly newspaper, The Pathfinder, with her husband, Sheldon.

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This Saturday, when Vernon reads from Montana: Voices of the Swan at Grizzly Claw Trading Company, you can hear all about Moore and other interesting characters. Flipping through the book reveals a variety of longtimers including Gyda Newman, whose adventure stories involve grizzly bears; Dixie Meyer, who waited for incoming mail at the “mail rock,” which was literally a rock where letters arrived; and Roxy Hollopeter, who is quoted as saying, “I am an old throwback mountain man. ‘been in every damn canyon in that Swan.”

Halftime performance by UM Dance Team Please bring a food donation to any Grizzly Athletics event to help support the Student Athletic Advisory Committee’s food drive!

Wendell Berry said, “If you don’t know where you’re from, you don’t know where you’re going.” True, that. The Swan is a place full of people who take their place seriously. The Swan still reverberates with interesting characters who understand and care for the ecology and history of the land with more depth than any scientist or tourist or academic ever could. —Erika Fredrickson

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nightlife Join artist Don Stromme at Computer Central for Painted Jerseys, a collection of sports memorabilia art, not painted cows. 136 E. Broadway Ste. 1. 5–7 PM. Free. People, holiday shopping can be a bear while dragging those childrens around. Good news: the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center will watch your hellions and help them make and/or wrap gifts, too. Please don’t use this opportunity to stroll around First Friday and drink wine without them in tow. Seriously. 5–7 PM. Author Kate Davis signs her high flying book Raptors of the West at Fact and Fiction. Proceeds of the day’s sale go to Sussex School. 5–7 PM. Celebrate the craftiest of perching birds in A Tidings of Magpies and other New Work by Andy Smetanka. A & E Architects. 222 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Barb Schwarz Karst’s show Lands Alive is on display at One

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Eleven. You guessed it, 111 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. The Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s exhibit Emerging displays the works of Career Training Advanced Intensive Graduates (whatever those are). 5–8 PM. Free. The Artists’ Shop hosts Artists Showcase, a collection of works created by a myriad of shop members. Lotsa goodies: jewels, gold, diamonds, glass, calligraphy, ceramics and more. 304 N. Higgins Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. It’s a double shutterbug delight. Bessie Bird’s exhibit The Nascent Town features 4x5 prints. Melissa Lent’s The Silent Interaction is a traditional photo montage process. Let us not forget live tuneage by The High Low Loners. Hunter Bay Coffee. 5–8 PM. Free. Just spoonin’ can usually lead to more than spoonin’, except at Satori Massage, where it means you can see some unique sterling silver spoons and music by Murphy’s Law (not that Murphy’s Law). 5–8 PM. Free.

The 9 Brunswick Artists Show and Sale is chock full of paintings, ceramics, recycled clothing and mixed media. Not surprisingly, it takes place at the Brunswick Gallery. 5–8 PM. Free. Let Kim Lugthart be your guide with her exhibition Artful History Reproductions, a collection of maps framed in reclaimed hardwoods, at Montana Art and Framing. 5–9 PM. Free. (See Spotlight in this issue.) The Monte Dolack Gallery is busting out a limited edition archival digital print of Monte’s Yellowstone Falls. 5–8 PM. Free. Nice ladies Jessica Klier and Cassie Stone will show off their recent drawrings at Le Petit Outre. 5–8 PM. Free. The Heirloom Project hosts local artists Kim West and Suzanne Lussier and their ceramic installation le Grande DISHfunction, at the Ceretana Granary. 5 PM. Free. Paintings of pretty ladies doin’ pretty lady stuff are on tap at Rosemary Visser’s exhibition


down at the pretty lady store, Betty’s Divine. 5–8 PM. Free. Drink your beer and look at some art during the Art at the Bar exhibit,, which showcases new works from the Rocky Mountain Photo Club at the Union Club, 208 E. Main, at 5 PM. The MAM knows how to do First Friday with choral music by Dolce Canto at 6 PM and a discussion by artist Willem Volkersz on his sculpture Childood (Lost). 5–8 PM. Free. Dudefest! The Brink Gallery presents Reshuffle, the work of four sweet dudes working in v a r i o u s m e d i u m s : S te v e n Krutek, Brandon Reintjes, Jonathan Marquis and Travis David Smith. 5–8 PM. free. First Friday at the VFW? With Jay Hillygus? From 5–8 PM? Duh, Ralph. Come late, stick around for karaoke, that’s my suggestion. Free. Bob Phinney’s monoprints and sketchbook pages of Missoula and the surrounding area are on display at Break Espresso now and for the rest of the month. 5– 8 PM. Free. There’s a Farmers and Crafters Market in Stevensville for every time and season. Get your goods every Saturday morning from 9 AM–1 PM, First Fridays 5–9 PM, and Wednesday evenings 4–7 PM. Get exotic when you hear El 3Oh! play their enticing gypsy jazz at the Ten Spoon Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr., from 5-9 PM.

made goods, while the gallery will be rolling by 6 PM. Let’s not forget Family Friendly Friday, with world jazzers Tapas from 6–8 PM and the fact that the Hat sells Oly pounders. Goodness. Free. The Downtown Dance Collective offers up its 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Performance, which features rugs, photography, a silversmith and dance performances, of course. 6 PM. $2 suggested donation. Telling all you all it’s a montage...of photographs by Bonnie Trotter. Also, Dale Jorgensen presents his vibrant watercolors at the Frame and Gallery in Hamilton. 6–8 PM. Free. Mike Mickelson’s exhibit Light in Montana is displayed at Stevi’s River’s Mist Gallery of Fine Art. 6–9 PM. Free. Now it’s Christmastime peeps. For proof, check out Stevensville’s Montana Country Christmas, with a parade of lights and community tree lighting at Veteran’s Park, also a live nativity scene, caroling and cocoa! Santa makes an appearance at Valley Drug, too. Oh crud, plenty of wagon rides, too. 6:30 PM. Visiting Kittredge Writer Rick Bass helped me learn to write, so blame him. In any case, he’ll be reading at the Dell Brown Room in Turner Hall at 7 PM. Free. Comedian Brian Regan makes mad jokes on Comedy Central all night long. He’ll do the same

for a couple hours at the University Theatre. 7 PM. $39.50. griztix.com Shimmy-shimmy cocoa puff your backside off at the Prostep dance party with the BassFace Krew, featuring Sluggo, J. Rabbit and Mark Instinct, at the the Wilma Theatre. 7 PM. $20 advance at Ear Candy/$25 at the door. (See Soundcheck in this issue.) The UM School of Theatre and Dance performs the classic American comedy You Can’t Take It with You, perhaps they’ll be kind enough to let us hold it for awhile. Montana Theatre, PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16, Seniors/$10, 12 and under. Tickets available at UM Arts box office or at umtheatredance.org. The Sentinel High School Drama Department presents an update of the Bill Shakespeare classic A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This version takes place in the London Underground. Please let Bottom be a skinhead. Margaret Johnson Theatre. 7:30 PM. $6/$5 students and seniors. The UM School of Music unleashes the smoking hot UM Women’s Chorus on us this frosty day. Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. Free. Comfort ye my people, with the Baroque and Beyond Ensemble’s (of Glacier Symphony and Chorus fame) big time holiday jam Handel’s Messiah. Fact: This oratorio has the best chorus ever written. 7:30 PM. Bigfork Center

Mugs, vases and other ceramic art makes gift giving seriously fun at the Clay Studio, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A, for the Holiday Exhibition and Sale reception from 5:30 to 9 PM. Exhibition runs through Dec. 23. Do some ‘Root rockin’ and a - r o l l i n ’ f o r t h e Vo o d o o Horseshoes’s CD release party with Bitterroot Range and The Red Carpet at the R o x y Th e a t e r i n H a m i l t o n . Doors at 6 PM. Be prepared to go until late. $5. Talk about your one-stop shopping. The DIY Bazaar at the Top Hat begins with a 2 PM marketplace, featuring locally-

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for the Performing Arts. gcsmusic.org for ticket info. The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best music ever The Sound of Music. 7:30 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefishtheatreco.org. Fishbowl Friday at the Lucky Strike Sports Bar in the Five Valley Bowling Center will give you the courage to get your karaoke on with Kaleidoscope. 8 PM to close. Do you love sentimentality? Miscommunication? Having your heart warmed? Then check out the MCT’s version of the classic romantic comedy She Loves Me (think You’ve Got Mail) and get warm all over with the giggles and loving love. 8 PM. $21. mctinc.org. Bust a move at BassFace Productions’ Fishbowl Friday at the Badlander, which doubles as the Prostep After Party from their Wilma show and features dubstep and other styles of electronic music from locals M-AD, DJ Coma and MetaTron starting at 9 PM. $5 fishbowl special. Free. Dance through the Holidays with the String Orchestra of the Rockies and Karin Stevens Dance of Seattle. Enjoy a unique concert experience featuring live music and dance.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 3 pm Matinee Performance University Theatre

Tickets: $20 regular, $15 senior, $5 student, $25 Family (available only at the door 12/11/11) To purchase tickets visit GRIZTIX.COM or visit the Adams Center Box Office 243-4051 For more information visit SORMT.ORG or call 493-2990

Don’t call the fire marshall when the Cigarette Girls and the Li’l Smokies are doing work down in the basement at Monk’s Bar. 9 PM. $5.

Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon. Lefty Lucy tells you exactly how to loosen when they play rock, roots and country covers with a splash of sass at the Union Club, 208 E. Main, at 9:30 PM. Free. It’s cold, grab your sweetie and pull him tight while the Mark Duboise Band plays oldtimey country down at the Sunrise Saloon. Have a shot of Fireball while you’re at it. 9:30 PM. Free. Get a dose of the blues and some ’60s rocking rhythms with Zeppo at Harry David’s. 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. Will Santa be wearing fishnets? The Imperial Sovereign Court of the State of Montana presents its Ho, Ho, Holiday Drag Show at the Palace, which benefits the Missoula Food Bank. Doors open at 9, show at 10 PM. $5/$10 ages 18-20. Cash for Junkers is gonna do what I do best at the Top Hat: honky tonkin’. 10 PM. Cover TBA.

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If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of O v e r e a te r s A n o n y m o u s , which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org. It must be Christmas cuz it’s craft fair time and nobody does it better than the Hellgate Elementary PTA Craft Fair, which is in the Middle School Gym and Commons Area. Proceeds to aid needy families. 9–3PM. Occupy Missoula is still hard at it, hosting a Mass Day of Occupation at the Missoula County Courthouse. This is a two-day event with classes, speakers and camping. Please check their website for camping info and event updates. Starts at 10 AM, goes all day. occupymissoula.wordpress.com. The Loft hosts the Holiday Bazaar Stop and Shop with 10 local stores in one location. Too many to list! One hint: Pampered Chef will be in da hizzy. Get a good sniffin’ Christmas wreath and other delights at the Teen Challenge Annual Craft Bazaar. City Life Community Center. 10–3 PM.

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A fete for a foursome. The Brink Gallery presents Reshuffle, featuring the art of Steven Krutek, Brandon Reintjes, Jonathan Marquis and Travis David Smith, on Fri., Dec. 2, from 5–8 PM. Free.

The UM Holiday Art Fair wants you to stay out of WalMart this Christmas and buy someone some good things made by local and regional artists instead. Come to think of it, I want you to stay out of Wal-Mart, too. UC. 10–4 PM. Free.

Your bedtime tales of collegeage debauchery fall a little short of the mark. Family Storytime offers engaging experiences like stories, fingerplays, flannel-board pictograms and more at 11 AM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

Holy smokes, Fact and Fiction is doing a big ol’ benefit for First Night Missoula, with authors in the house, like all day. Including: Barbara Noel, Werner Will, Josh Wagner and so many more. Check out their website for a full list. 10–4 PM. factandfictionbooks.com

Helping Hands of Alberton is holding its 16th Annual Benefit Auction at River Edge Resort in Alberton, with fish and chips at noon, auction at 1 PM. These awesome peoples offer assistance to families in Mineral and Missoula counties. 722-0061 for more info.

Leave the kids at home and have a gay old time shopping at the Christmas Tea and Craft Sale at the Old Flynn Ranch. All proceeds from the event are intended for historic preservation of the ranch. 2298 Tipperary Way. $8. 10–5 PM. Handel is the soundtrack to the holidays, but he is so much more. Check out The Met Live in HD’s presentation of Rodelinda, a story of treachery, naturally. Roxy Theater. 10:30 AM. $20/$18 seniors/$15 students. The Living Art Studio hosts the Creativity for Life Workshop: Celebration Fairies with Beth Jaffe. The workshop is for those facing illness or loss. 725 W. Alder #17. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free.

Stick it to the greedy capitalist swine and chef up your own brand of holiday cheer at the MAM’s Drop-In Holiday Project. 12–2:30 PM. Free. The fine folks at MUD are offering one of the hottest events in town: Intro to Blacksmithing. Make a fireforged iron coat hook and impress your friends. 1–4 PM. $20. Spots are limited, sign-up at mudproject.org. The UM School of Theatre and Dance performs the classic American comedy You Can’t Take It with You, perhaps they’ll be kind enough to let us hold it for awhile. Montana Theatre, PARTV C e n t e r. 2 P M . $ 20 / $ 16 , Seniors/$10, 12 and under. Tickets available at UM Arts box office or at umtheatredance.org.

Do you love sentimentality? Miscommunication? Having your heart warmed? Then check out the MCT’s version of the classic romantic comedy She Loves Me (think You’ve Got Mail) and get warm all over with the giggles and loving love. 2 PM, $17. 8 PM, $21. mctinc.org.

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Let your neuroses subside when you drink wine and listen to the country-tinged music of 907 Britt and Richie Reinholdt at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr., from 5 to 9 PM. Free. Super humans but not superheroes, the Friendship Force of Missoula is accepting applications for travel to Australia. $3,300 for two weeks of fun. Check out their potluck at 5:30 PM or call 728-2995 for more info. Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat. Please head to the Parade of Lights and check out the Lighting of the Tree, as well as the bonfire. The parade begins at South 4th Ave. and Higgins Ave. at 6 PM and ends at the XXXXs, where the tree will be lit at 6:30 PM.

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Hey there early-rising lovers of rock and roll and delicious beer, Monk’s has an early rock show for those old and old at heart. The Workers and Black Mountain Moan are supposed to take the stage at 7 PM. Theoretically, this is awesome. 225 Ryman St. $3. A bunch of ragtag musicians with who knows what kind of instruments get together on the first Sat. of every month for The Bitterroot Valley Good-Time Jamboree, a musical concert from 7–9:30 PM at The Grange Hall, 1436 South 1st St. Call Clem at 961-4949. Don’t know about celestial objects? Now you can! The Western Montana Astronomical Association treats you to a night of sky gazing and hot chocolate. Meet at the Montana Natural History Center. 7 PM to 10 PM. $5 suggested donation. Registration requested by Nov. 30, but call 327-0405 for more info. The UM School of Theatre and Dance performs the classic American comedy You Can’t Take It with You, perhaps

they’ll be kind enough to let us hold it for awhile. Montana Theatre, PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16 Seniors/$10 12 and under. Tickets available at UM Arts box office or at umtheatredance.org. The Sentinel High School Drama Department presents an update of the Bill Shakespeare classic A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This version takes place in the London Underground. Please let Bottom be a skinhead. Margaret Johnson Theatre. 7:30 PM. $6/$5 students and seniors. The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best music ever The Sound of Music. 7:30 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefishtheatreco.org. Two great tastes that go great together the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale present Holiday Pops. You know Santa is gonna be up in this piece, and you best sing-a-long when asked. University Theater. 7:30 PM. $10-$40.

Comfort ye my people, with the Baroque and Beyond Ensemble’s (of Glacier Symphony and Chorus fame) big time holiday jam Handel’s Messiah. Fact: This oratorio has the best chorus ever written. 7:30 PM. Whitefish Performing Arts Center. gcsmusic.org for ticket info. Kris Moon and the irrepressible Monty Carlo guarantee to keep you dancing to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bass-heavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. The Frenchtown Club, 15155 Demers St., lets the karaoke genie out of the bottle at 9 PM. Turn south after taking exit 89 from I-90. Free. Call 370-3200. Feel free to perform “Bella Ciao” by Mirah & The Black Cat Orchestra during karaoke night at 9 PM at the VFW but don’t be surprised if someone tells you we’re in Missoula, and so it’s time to start talking American. Free. Sing a fast tune or five during Greyhound Karaoke at Larry’s Six Mile Bar & Grill in Huson, 23384 Huson Road, every Sat. at 9 PM. Free. Swig drinks while listening to old-school rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Takeover!, which features “drinkin’ music” DJ’d by the Dead Hipster DJs starting at 9 PM at the Central Bar & Grill, 143 W. Broadway St. Includes drink specials and photos with Abi Halland. Free. Lovers of geeks and geeks for love ought to haul their nubbins over to the Dark Horse Bar for the Voodoo Horseshoes CD release party. Dude, Shmed is fully guesting on keys. 9 PM. Free. It’s a green-light affair at the Palace when locals Traffic Jam play hip hop and other genres and Codependents, 3J Rap Sword and Richard Smoker open at 9 PM. $3. Whitefish be getting its party on during the Good Life at Crush Wine Bar, with DJ Keishie and Linda Visuals making it all pretty looking. Bring

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your mustache and a crown, look good. 9 PM. Free. The Josh Clinger Trio will do more folk and rock with three instruments than some bands do with nine. Top Hat. $3. 9 PM. Here the roar of Tom Catmull and the Clerics when they play the opposite of pop country (aka good country and folk) at the Union Club, 208 E. Main, at 9 PM. Free I love it. Simple. Straightforward. No fuss. No muss. The Country Boogie Boys play the Lumberjack. 9 PM. Free. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon.

Occupy Missoula is still hard at it hosting a Mass Day of Occupation at the Missoula County Courthouse. This is a two-day event with classes, speakers and camping. Please check their website for camping info and event updates. Starts at 10 AM, goes all day. occupymissoula.wordpress.com. Go with the jam when The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly

acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others, from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949. Do you love sentimentality? Miscommunication? Having your heart warmed? Then check out the MCT’s version of the classic romantic comedy She Loves Me (think You’ve Got Mail) and get warm all over with the giggles and loving love. 2 PM, $17. 6:30 PM, $19. Children $15. mctinc.org. Discuss what it takes to change our attitudes towards nature at

Earth Ethics. Missoula Public Library. 2–4 PM. free. Two great tastes that go great together when the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale present Holiday Pops. You know Santa is gonna be up in this piece, and you best sing-along when asked. University Theater. 7:30 PM. $10-$40 (Mostly $10 or $15, though). Comfort ye my people, with the Baroque and Beyond Ensemble’s (of Glacier Symphony and Chorus fame) big time holiday jam Handel’s Messiah. Fact: This oratorio

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For $1 per card, you can become the old lady we thought you were at Brooks and Brown Bingo Night. Cash and prizes, people. This is the kind of mass I can really get behind: The Missoula Area Secular Society presents its Sunday M.A.S.S. Brunch, where atheists, secular humanists, agnostics and other freethinkers meet the first Sun. of every month for brunch from 10 AM–noon in the meeting room of Sean Kelly’s Stone of Accord, 4951 N. Reserve St. Free to attend, but the food costs you. Visit secularmissoula.org.

Football Sunday at the Lucky Strike Casino is for lovers of the following: 22 TVs, $13 domestic pitchers with a pizza or wings and karaoke at 10:30 PM, in case ten hours of football wasn’t enough action for you. The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best music ever The Sound of Music. 4 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefishtheatreco.org.

Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight and live jazz & DJs during the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Trevor Riddle Experience and continues with the D.R. Trio. Free.

Get a dose of the blues and some 60s rocking rhythms with Zeppo at Harry David’s. 9:30 PM. Free.

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It’s the last Second Wind before the break, check out fictioneer Andrew Gray and poet Karen Volkman. Top Hat. 5 PM. Free.

It’s cold, grab your sweetie and pull him tight while the Mark Duboise Band plays oldtimey country down at the Sunrise Saloon. Have a shot of Fireball while you’re at it. 9:30 PM. Free.

DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

has the best chorus ever written. 7:30 PM. Flathead High School Per formance Hall. gcsmusic.org for ticket info.

Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon. By 1983, I owned most of the world. I also had been to most of the places I owned: Antarctica, Czechoslovakia, Mauritania. I was 10. I kept my holdings inside a Pee Chee folder, in alphabetical order, split by hemisphere, eastern on the left side and western on the right side. My holdings were maps, of course. Maps from National Geographic magazine, from the sporting goods store, from parks, maps of the moon. The maps proved the existence of other distinct places in the world. This made the world seem an attainable, hopeful and exotic place. They also shrunk the world before the

WHAT: Artful Reproductions of Maps from Montana’s Territorial Days WHO: Kim Lugthart WHEN: Fri., Dec. 2. 5 to 9 PM. On display though Dec. 30. WHERE: Montana Art & Framing. 709 Ronan St. HOW MUCH: Free MORE INFO: 541-7100

internet did. But they shrunk it in a more tangible, concrete way—a way a kid could feel and smell, even if the smell was simply a musty closet, rather than the heated breezes of the Kalahari. Even in adulthood, maps fascinate, particularly old maps, with the forgotten names of towns and states and countries. Kim Lugthart’s exhibit at Montana Art & Framing capitalizes on the adult fascination with maps by presenting reproductions of them from Montana’s territorial days. Most of the maps are culled from private collections as well as from the University of Montana’s large compilation. They have been rendered digitally, covered with a museum quality coating and framed with reclaimed wood from the era of their original production. As a lifelong map fanatic, Lugthart believes that the maps should not be covered in glass, but should invite touch. She sums up how these maps, like any good art, affect people: “An old map gives you visual information, it takes you back to another time and it is evocative of that time.” But the maps are also a representation of the mapmaker’s world, “a primary witness to a different time,” Lugthart says. All that is fine academic stuff, but honestly, old maps are just way cooler looking than new maps and that is reason enough to check them out. —Jason McMackin

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Javier Ryan hosts the Zootown Acoustic Throwdown at the Top Hat, where singer/songwriter types battle to become known as Missoula’s next Dan Fogelberg. 10 PM. Free.

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Those looking for mother to mother breast feeding support can find it when the La Leche League meets every first Mon. of the month, 10 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W., and the third Mon. of the month, 6 PM in the small meeting room of the Missoula Public Library. Free. Children and babies are always welcome.

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Open Mic at the VFW seems like a fine idea, especially with 2 for 1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. Call Skye on Sunday at 531–4312 to reserve your spot in the line-up or I bet you could roll in and be all, “Dude, I do a perfect Sublime.” There wasn’t any FEMA back in 1910 (Ron Paul approved then and he approves now) so folks around Missoula and Spokane lent a hand after the Big Burn. Tom Krainz of DePaul University lectures on the subject during Caring for Big Burn Refugees at the Ft. Missoula Museum. 7 PM. Free. Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions.

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Wine goes good with everything, but especially Monday night music, this week with Discount Quartet, 7–10 PM at the Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Finally, a place where you can go be a man with other men and do manly stuff. The place, of course, is Harry David’s on Men’s Night. Two for $5 wells and free snacks throughout the Monday Night Football game. Stick around for some karaoke after the game if you’re man enough to sleep on the davenport when you get home. 7 PM– 12 AM. So you think you can fill in the blank? Prove it at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night this and every Monday at 8:30 PM. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign up. Bring the wrenches and a craving for lactose during Milkcrate Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic and friends, which features local DJs playing various styles of electronic music, starting at 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party featuring electronica and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon.

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If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 18 months, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room and work on your elk camp locution at the Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters. All are invited. 12–1. 5205 Grant Creek Dr. Free.

nightlife Let someone else do the dishes this and every week for the Tu e s d a y N i g h t “ E a r l y ” Dinner at the Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St., 5:30 to 7 PM for $9 ($14.95 on the last Tues. of the month for prime rib). Membership not required. Call 549-0542 by noon on Mon. to make reservations. There’s a new sheriff in town, but he has no judicial authority, he just loves to rock. The Tuesday Night Open Mic/Jam Night is now at the Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave, hosted by Louie Bond, Teri Llovet and the UFOkies. Sign up is at 6 PM and music goes 7–10 PM. Aim your sights on the 8 ball when the Palace hosts a


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weekly 9 ball tournament, which is double elimination and starts with sign up at 6 PM, followed by games at 7. $10 entry fee. The Downtown Dance Collective offers up its 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Performance, which features rugs, photography, a silversmith and dance performances, of course. 6 PM. $2 suggested donation. Throw your jazz hands in the air and join Steve Kalling Jazz Trio every Tuesday evening for Jazz Martini Night, with $2 off all top-shelf martinis at Brooks and Browns, 200 S. Pattee. Free. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts Y WCA Support Groups for women

every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. Job seekers down in the Bitterroot looking to up their game and increase employment opportunities should check out the Rural Employment Opportunies’ WECAN kickoff event, at the Bitterroot Job Service. 7 PM. Free food and free admission. So you think you can dance? Come down to Unity Dance and Drum’s African Dance Class at the Missoula Senior Center and prove it—or if you don’t think you can dance, learn. 7–8:30 PM. $10 per class or $35 for four.

The UM School of Theatre and Dance brings you more dancing than a gang of sailors on shore leave during Dance Up Close, Program I. This dance event features a cornucopia of modern dancing, kick-jiving and clogging. PARTV Building, Masquer Theatre. 7:30 PM. $9/$6 children. 243-4581. umtheatredance.org. The UM School of Theatre and Dance performs the classic American drama You Can’t Take It with You, perhaps they’ll be kind enough to let us hold it for awhile. Montana Theatre, PARTV Center. 7:30 PM. $20/$16 Seniors/$10 12 and under. Tickets available at UM Arts box office or at umtheatredance.org.

Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. Ready? Who is the Prime Minister of Canada? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) T h e B r o a d w a y ’ s Tu e s d a y Night Comedy takes place every Tue. at 9 PM and is followed by dancing with tunes from the Tallest DJ in America. $5/$3 students. Call 543-5678. Rehash the music of others, or have the guts to play a few of your own, when the Canyon

Creek Ramblers host an open mic night this and every Tue. at 9 PM at the Great Northern Bar & Grill, 27 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Free, with free beers for performers. Can you say blast off? The Lucky Strike has $3 Fireball shots, $2 domestic beers and $1 shots. The only logical landing is Planet Karaoke. 9 PM to close. Get irie under the influence of mix masters during Royal Reggae at the Palace for this weekly reggae and danceahall DJ party starting at 9 PM. Free. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz,

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plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon. Larry Hirshberg gives you a natural high with his folk/ Americana action at the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, which also features sets by Clark Grant and Tyson Ballew at 10 PM. Free.

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Hey ladies, Soroptimist International of Hamilton is offering two Professional Technical Scholarships of $750 and $500. To qualify you must reside in Ravalli County and be attending or admitted to a technical or vocational program, plus all the usual community service and the like. Call Linda 360-4520. Jade Woman Movement with Clare Urban takes place at the Ewam Buddhist Center. 11 AM.

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BETTY’S DIVINE 521 S. Higgins, 721-4777 Rosemary Visser, an aspiring artist (as well as a mother, barista and student) loves all forms of art but does paintings as a hobby. Her show will include pieces that depict women of the 1940s-1950s inspired by Alberto Vargas and the flirty innocence of the women he painted. Beauty and sex appeal then was still left to the imagination and these fun, sassy pieces will make cool conversation pieces in any home or an amazing gift for Christmas time. Each painting has a little pop of modernism to it. Her work is done on canvas with acrylic and mixed media. Wine and Bernice's treats for all art lookers. 5-8pm. www.bettysdivine.com.

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selves in a variety of ways on Ladies Night, including with $3 Dirty Girls and Dirty Birds, as well by entering to win $50 gift cards to Adam & Eve and Victoria Secret. Did I mention erotic karaoke? No, cuz they don’t have that, just regular karaoke. Dr. Nate McCrady, prof at UM, gives you the 411 regarding the world of astronomy and astrophysics at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., at 7 PM. $4 suggested donation/Free for MNHC members. It’s Pearl Harbor Day. Donate blood at Five Valley Christian Church from 5–8:30 PM. 2701 SW Russell. Call 544-7584 to schedule an appointment. 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 2nd St. thewildmare.com. Pub Trivia Answer: Stephen Harper.

Come to the MAM and gander at some gams during the Open Drawing Class. Caveat, you best be drawing something and not just gawkin’. 18 and older. 6–8 PM. $5. Live and DJ’d music makes the sake and pad thai go down easily when Iza Asian Restaurant, 529 S. Higgins Ave., presents live music every Wed. at 7 PM. Free to attend. Call 830-3237.

The UM School of Theatre and Dance brings you more dancing than a village full of Ewoks during Dance Up Close, Program II. This dance event features a cornucopia of modern dancing, kick-jiving and c l o g g i n g . PA R T V B u i l d i n g , Masquer Theatre. 7:30 PM. $9/$6 children. 243-4581. umtheatredance.org.

Pizza and trivia go together like two things that don’t necessarily but could at Front Street Trivia Night. Note the move to Wednesday night (because football). 7 PM at Mackenzie River Pizza, 137 W. Front St. Free.

Hump day isn’t just for binge drinking anymore. It’s also a day for playing games of chance with other like-minded booze lovers when Sean Kelly’s presents Hump Day Bingo, this and every Wed. at 8 PM. Free. Call 542-1471.

Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions.

Do you love sentimentality? Miscommunication? Having your heart warmed? Then check out the MCT’s version of the classic romantic comedy She Loves Me (think You’ve Got Mail) and get warm all over with the giggles and loving love. 8 PM. $19/$15 children. mctinc.org

The UM Orchestra sits up straight and breathes via their diaphragms like nobody’s business. University Theatre. 7:30

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Definitely, definitely petting a dog. Big time writer, all-around nice dude Rick Bass reads at the Dell Brown Room in Turner Hall Fri., Dec. 2, at 7 PM. Free.

because the Old Post hosts a Pickin’ Circle this and every Wed. at 9 PM. Free. Reach pitch perfect perfection by belting out your favorite tune with a little liquid courage during Kraptastic Karaoke, which begins at 9 PM and features $5 pitchers of Budweiser and PBR, plus $1 selected shots. Free. Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays and Ladies’ Night at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, where $10 pitchers of long island ice tea and 2 for $5 cran–vodka drinks make this a forgettable evening (in a fun way). Every Wed. Starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free.

The music is coming from inside the machine when the Palace hosts Local Laptops, a night of various styles of electronic music w i t h s A u c e , M e t a Tr o n , Illegitimate Children, Simpleton, Dub.Budda and SoundSiva at 9 PM. Free. The Skurfs play ska and smurf music. No they don’t. They play ski and surf music. Seriously. Top Hat. $5. 9:30 PM. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon.

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Let your kiddo explore the natural world with miniNaturalists Pre-K program of hands-on activities and games at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., from 10 AM to 11 AM. $3 per kid/$1 for members/adults are free. If you can’t read this, you may be a baby below the age of 18 months, in which case the Missoula Public Library wants you for Tiny Tales, a movement, music and singing program at 10:30 AM every Tue., Thu. and Fri. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

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Cozy in blue. Fra Dana’s works show at Montana Museum of Art and Culture at UM beginning Fri., Dec. 2 from 4–6 PM.

The 26th Annual Holiday Juried Art Show sponsored by UM Emerging Ceramic Artists features works made by students. Help the kids go to conferences, get scholarships and buy some decent wood for the kiln. The sale takes place at the Art Annex Ceramics Studio. 4–7 PM.

nightlife Inject yourself with a binary stream of electronic tunes at the Palace during Synergy Sessions, featuring local DJs Mike Stolin, Geetar, the Milkcrate Mechanic and Logisticalone, plus dancing and painting performances, all starting at 9 PM. Free. David Boone sings his personal diary to you and yours in a pop, rock and blues style that’ll have you wondering why he ain’t famouser. Bitter Root Brewery. 5-8:30 PM. Free. The Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St. in Hamilton, presents a Fellowship Club meeting featuring a talk on Catherine Ponder’s book, The Healing Secrets of the Ages 6–7:30 PM in the west meeting room of the library. Free. Call 363-1670. The UM School of Theatre and Dance brings you more dancing than a gang of sailors on shore leave during Dance Up Close, Program I. This dance event features a cornucopia of modern dancing, kick-jiving and clogging. PARTV Building, Masquer Theatre. 7:30 PM. $9/$6 children. 243-4581. umtheatredance.org. The UM School of Theatre and Dance brings you more dancing than a village full of Ewoks during Dance Up Close, Program II. This dance event features a cornucopia of modern dancing, kick-jiving and clogging. PARTV Building, Masquer Theatre. 7:30 PM. $9/$6 children. 2434581. umtheatredance.org. Do you love sentimentality? Miscommunication? Having your heart warmed? Then check out the MCT’s version of the

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classic romantic comedy She Loves Me (think You’ve Got Mail) and get warm all over with the giggles and loving love. 8 PM. $21. mctinc.org. Impress your friends, your significant other or anyone who will listen when you rock the mic at karaoke at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, 9 PM. Call 830-3277. Music at the Union Club on a Thursday? Word. Luckily, One Leaf Clover is giving it a squirt, so try it out. 9 PM. Free. Party Trained is a band. Sunrise Saloon. 9 PM. Free. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronica and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon. Comin’ at you with the bass and drums, diggin’ a groove like the day is long, funketeers Kung Fu Congress are joined by possible grass-doers and reggae-rockers Greenstar. Top Hat. 9:30 PM. $5. Get wild and woolly at the Dead Hipster Dance Party at Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. Hey we’re all busy. We make deadlines so we don’t get overwhelmed at the end of the day, week, month, whatevs. Make some deadlines before the stupid Christmas gets here so you don’t go bonkers. Speaking of deadlines, send me your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Dec 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.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH W hat a crazy time to be a kid in Western Montana. You’ve got the outdoors beckoning year-round. Skiing at four years old. Fishing at five. Hunting at twelve. iPad at three, younger even. No, really, you can see babies with them at the play area of Southgate Mall, running an iPad like nobody’s business, cooing, burping, you know, getting their baby on. The clichés of the modern world are that it is a faster, more efficient place. And that speed and technology are more important, that the baby must learn to use technology now or be left behind by her peers and forced into a line of work which involves—gasp!—the service industry: home to thieves, liars, horn dogs and louts, no place for a lady. Of course none of this is true and it never has been. You don’t have to know how a computer works to operate one any more than you need to become a mechanic to drive a car. The nice thing about this place is that we do have other choices—not necessarily easier choices but alternative choices do exist—and there are mentors around

who are able to inspire people maybe to choose that alternate route. People like Smoke Elser. If you haven’t heard of him, type his name into your child’s iPad and you’ll learn that he has been a wilderness packer in the Bob Marshall for over fifty years and that he teaches folks the ins and outs of packing a mule train to this very day. You’ll also learn that MontanaPBS has made a documentary film about his life called 3 Miles An Hour. The title references the speed at which Elser believes life can be best enjoyed. An effort to promote outdoor-themed education brings the film to the MCT Center for the Performing Arts via a partnership with the Lolo National Forest. The one-hour documentary may just lead one to up and learn a diamond hitch. And as long as the Bob stays designated as a Wilderness Area, we’ll need people who can talk to a mule as well as talk to people, not to mention live life at three miles per hour. - Jason McMackin The MontanaPBS documentary Three Miles an Hour plays at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams, Mon., Dec. 5, at 6:30 PM. Free.

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You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night each Thursday. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students.

Great you bought a transceiver. You are Mr. and Mrs. Safetytown. Now how abouts we learn to use them, hmm? No worries, the kids down at the UM Outdoor Program are here to help you figure out what all those straps and buzzers and buttons do at their Transceiver Clinic. 9–2 PM. $15. Call 243-5172.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is as beautiful as it is morose. Presented by the Wilderness Watch, the festival features ten short and shorter films. Highlights include The Majestic Plastic Bag a nature mockumentary; Disturbance, a story of the true costs of fire management in the Northern Rockies; and Spoil, the story of the First Nations’ fight against a proposed pipeline through Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. Wilma Theatre. Doors at 6 PM, movies at 7 PM. $10/2 for 1 for students with ID.

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At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com. Be a better boarder or skier and learn to tune your gear at REI’s Basic Ski and Snowboard Maintenance Class. Stay sharp, stay waxed. Leave the boards at home for this one. 6:30–8 PM. Free. Call 541-1938.

Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’’s (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free.

The Montana PBS documentary Three Miles an Hour explores the rad life and radder times of longtime Bob Marshall Wilderness outfitter Smoke Elser. The folks from Lolo National Forest think your kids should see it. I do too. Missoula Children’s Theater. 6:30 PM. Free

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Things that sound rad: Suzanne Vernon’’s new book Montana: Voices of the Swan. She reads at Grizzly Trading Company up in Seeley Lake. 7 PM. Free.

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Iran chic Rashin Kheiriyeh paints a quirky collection of vogue women by Erika Fredrickson

At first glance, Rashin Kheiriyeh’s acrylic paintings look like something discovered on the walls of a Persian castle. The ivory arms of ladies look eaten away by time. Their ornate “oriental style” dresses are chipped like old stone and marked with ghostly fading. There’s a hint of the macabre as well, as if Edward Gorey had possessed the paintings just long enough to add a touch of surreal editorializing. A closer look reveals modern details. The chest of one woman sports a newspaper-like image of an important bearded man. The same kind of newspaper in another painting serves as a billowing dress and hat for a woman listening to a phonograph from whose speaker blares images of flowery silhouettes. Kheiriyeh, 32, is an edgy animation director, illustrator and painter who was born in Khoramshar, Iran. When she was just a year old, she was forced by Iraqi troops to flee with her family to Tehran. She studied art at Azadegan Art School at 15, then studied graphic art at Alzahra University. She now has a studio in New York City. In Missoula this week you can catch her exhibit To Be A Woman at the Dana Gallery. Kheiriyeh is a rising star in Iran, but the rest of the world has caught on, too. Her work was chosen in 2008 to be displayed at the International Library of Munich, Germany. She was honored with best book of the year from the Tehran Book Council in 2005 and 2006. Last year she received the Award of Excellence at the 51st Annual Illustration Exhibition of Communication Arts and the Crystal Roc award for best animation at the 28th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran. Korea, Italy and India have all honored her. Iran’s modern art movement sprung from the radical politics of the 1940s, when the country created more ties with the West and rejected the rigid academic painting of the past. This is what I love about Kheiriyeh—that she provides a way back into Persian history through an immensely playful and hip angle. Antique aesthetics mingle with hot pink splashes. Rippling black dresses that look like traditional Iranian garb are juxtaposed with bright green backgrounds and modern coffee mugs. What has been a symbol of the past suddenly seems remarkably in vogue. Kheiriyeh’s animations and clever children’s book illustrations are funny and vivid—up there with the best of Pixar. In one book, If Cats Wore Boots, she shows obese men with long handlebar moustaches, a smarmy celebrity with sunglasses receiving a cocktail from a butler and a spaceship full of mice blasting off as townspeople in colorful costumes bid farewell with handkerchiefs. To Be a Woman is an interesting exhibition title, since to be a woman matters in context. Other Iranian artists such as Shirin Nesha have used visual art to great effect for grappling with the exile and identity issues Iranian women face. The women of Kheiriyeh’s works are complex in different ways: some are familiar in their modern look, others seem to be hinting at politics. In most, the women appear confident and easygoing despite surreal elements that seep through. In one piece, women in white scarves stand against an azure background. Fish swim in their dresses. In another, two young Western-styled Iranian women sit together drinking wine, facing the viewer as if momentarily interrupted. In all of these you can see Kheiriyeh’s training in graphic design working for her in a non-commercial way. The images are simple, utilizing just one or two bright washes of color to capture the eye. And tradition goes hand-in-hand with satire—just enough to feel like a wink and a nudge. Rashin Kheiriyeh’s To Be a Woman opens at the Dana Gallery annex with a reception Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 PM, with work by Iranian artist Parvin. Free. efredrickson@missoulanews.com

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With the opening thunder of galloping horses and the dripping swirl of chorused-out guitars, there is never a doubt where this album is going. If what emanates from the speakers doesn’t give you a clue, the warning label might: “Should not be used while driving. May cause psychedelic experiences.” I tested this theory in my Toyota Corolla and found that although my experience lacked psychedelic trappings, such as a talking painting of a spirit cat riding shotgun, there is an overall groovy and carefree sound that is more otherworldly than dangerous. The second track, “Clear Blue Skies,” is anything but dangerous; in fact, it’s nearly pop rock perfection, with Greg Allman-esque piano and a surfeit of guitar soloing. Fans of local music will instantly recognize this as a Ryan

Regression Experimental noise has been around a lot longer than one might think. It evolved from the early “musique concrete,” John Cage or Karlheinz Stockhausenstyled avant garde works, then took a sharp turn in the late ’70s and early ’80s in Japan with collectives like Hijokaidan and Incapacitants or artists like Merzbow. They created an apocalypse of sound through a searing wash of rhythmless electronic abuse. The influence crept slowly on to American soil throughout the late 1980s and ’90s, when tiny exclusive labels popped up in practically non-existent numbers, issuing handfuls

Pterodactyl Spills Out Jagjaguwar

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Los Campesinos! Hello Sadness Arts and Crafts

Gossip holds that Hello Sadness is a breakup album. It seems possible that Gareth Campesino is living a breakup life, so it is not surprising that the fourth LP from the British pop rock outfit sounds a lot like the first three. From the opening chorus of “By Your Hand,” the pieces are in place: anthem choruses, twee punk arrangements and lyrics about the

“Schmed” Maynes production. It flourishes. It has depth. It’s shamelessly poppy. Until it isn’t. Tracks like the spiraling “Lonesome” and the creepy country of “Trailer King” are more akin to the Butthole Surfers than power hippy pop. “Johnys,” an ode to all the musicians gone to heaven, is a grand and funny tribute to good musicians long gone, demonstrating just how the Voodoo Horseshoes do that voodoo that they do so well. ( Jason McMackin) Voodoo Horseshoes plays at the Roxy Twin Theater in Hamilton Fri., Dec. 2, at 7 PM. $5. The band plays the Dark Horse Bar Sat., Dec. 3 at 9 PM. Free.

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BFK’s founding members, Logan Foret and Tim Heitman, both entered the Missoula music arena as fresh-faced University of Montana students who quickly developed a friendship around their shared love for electronic music. They started collaborating onstage as an electronic act called Ebola Syndrome and soon began developing other projects and bigger ideas. One such idea was BassFace Thursdays, a series of electronic music events held at the Top Hat that provided a chance for electronic artists around town to team up and reach larger audiences, and that exposed those audiences to an up-and-coming south London subgenre called “dubstep,” noted for clipped samples and reverbrant drum patterns, which caught on like wildfire in Missoula. “Tim and I were looking for a personal outlet for our music, but at the same time providing an artistic outlet and a qualtity of electronic music the town hadn’t seen yet,” Foret said. “It just kind of blew up from there.” Out of BassFace Thursdays evolved the BassFace Kollective, a collaborative effort between Heitman, Foret and additional music performers like Kid Traxiom and Sauce, as well as the visual artists, dancers and other entertainers who turned their shows into full-blown parties; a swirl of psyPhoto courtesy of Tessa Irvin chedelic colors and characters backed electronic crews, Dark Dreams and Synergy, to host a up by a soundtrack so bass-heavy it’ll rearrange the Halloween party that brought the beat-hungry rave bears cycle of your heartbeats. Recently, Heitman has taken a out of the woodwork, complete with aerial gymnasts, lesser role in BassFace productions due to conflicts of live painters, dancers, light shows and music blasting interest with his duties as promotions director for through the speakers until the sun came up. They called KBGA, and Tim Rathbun has transitioned from one of it Disco Bloodbath, and it quickly sold out the 6,000- BFK’s DJs to becoming Foret’s “partner in crime” square-foot space in the old Pipestone Mountaineering regarding the business aspects of their productions. “Standing onstage in front of 3,000 people all space on Main St. and left a line of costumed would-be ravers wrapping around the building. This October, the screaming was something I’ll never forget,” says event moved to the 17,000 square foot RC Cola plant on Rathbun. “They’re all raging and their hands are up, the Northside, added two additional stages and doubled and I see this energy flowing out of people that I can’t the number of DJs and producers to 26. Over 3,000 peo- explain.” Rather than sit on their Halloween success, howple showed up to party all night. BFK has become the torch-bearer for an electronic ever, BFK has turned right around with another event music scene in Missoula that traces its roots back to the to satisfy the rumble junkies: Prostep, the Disco early 1990s, when the Badlander—now a prominent Bloodbath decompression party that will bring a venue in Missoula’s downtown—was simply the name number of national dubstep heavyweights—Sluggo, J. of a house in the lower Rattlesnake known for throw- Rabbit, Mark Instinct—to the Wilma Theatre, spiced ing some of the first rave parties in this sleepy moun- up with the characteristic variety of BFK entertaintain town. As word of the parties spread, they soon out- ment. Foret claims this show will be “one of the dirtgrew the space limitations of the house and were iest dubstep shows that’s come through,” though the moved into warehouses, downtown locations and any gamble the Kollective is taking to bring such a production to the Wilma has displaced his standard conother space that would accommodate them. Electronic music enjoyed a brief heyday resulting fidence a bit. “I’m scared,” he says. “I’m extremely excited but from the hard work of early DJs and promoters like Chris Henry, but the momentum almost died com- it’s a lot of overhead and a lot of pressure. But it’s beaupletely by the end of the decade as the core group ty in the making.” Prostep hits the Wilma Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 PM. began to fracture. It wasn’t until the Badlander reemerged as a downtown venue in 2007 that a legiti- $25/$20 advance at Ear Candy, Rockin Rudys and mate home was provided for local DJs and producers brownpapertickets.com. The Prostep after party to build an audience again. Crews like the Zookeeperz follows at the Badlander with the BassFace Krew’s kept the electronic scene relevant. When the BassFace Fishbowl Friday at 9 PM. Free. Kollective took the wheel and added some promotional muscle, it lit the scene on fire. arts@missoulanews.com One evening early last winter, I walk through the back door of the Top Hat and I think, “Wow. That girl isn’t wearing any clothes.” It isn’t entirely true, but other than her small bikini bottom, the only coverage the smiling young woman has on is a thick layer of white and black paint, plus a cat nose and whiskers. She asks me a question, which I can’t hear over the molasses-thick wobble of bass coming from the subwoofers at the stage. I politely decline whatever it is she’s offering and wander onto the frenetic, sweaty dance floor, bathed in lasers and glowsticks. This is all par for the course when it comes to shows spearheaded by the BassFace Kollective, a collaborative of local electronic musicians, visual artists and dancers that has raised the bar for Missoula’s electronic music scene in just a few short years. Last year, the BFK teamed up with two other local


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Robert L. May, a copywriter for Montgomery Ward Co., was often taunted and teased as a young boy for being shy, small and slight. That difficult childhood prompted May in 1939 to write a poem about an ostracized reindeer with a shiny red nose who helped guide Santa’s sleigh one foggy Christmas Eve. May’s poem was handed out for free to Montgomery Ward customers, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was born. America has shaped a lot of our contemporary Christmas imagery, from Rudolph to the first illustrations of an overweight and rosy-cheeked Santa Claus to, just last week, the record-breaking rush of Black Friday sales. Nothing against those symbols of the season, but there’s more out there. These five foreign movies offer a different perspective on the holidays, including two unusual new takes on the origin of Santa. They may not replace your annual viewing of the classic Rankin/Bass animated Rudolph TV special, but they at least tap into—or manipulate— the same Christmas spirit. Joyeux Noel (2005)

This critically acclaimed French film chronicles a ceasefire that actually took place on Christmas Eve, 1914, along the front lines of World War I. In the movie’s version of events, the temporary truce begins when a German opera singer turned soldier is reunited with his lover, a foxy Danish singer sent to entertain the troops. The two break into “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful” on the battlefield, and are close enough for the allied forces to listen. Despite the immense bloodshed that preceded the impromptu concert, the soldiers share a moment of peace and beauty, and lay down their arms. Director Christian Carion does a solid job earning goosebump scenes like this one and juxtaposing them with the brutal reality of trench warfare. It’s little wonder why Joyeux Noel was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the best foreign film category. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

It’s hard to know where to start in describing this wicked twist on a holiday film. Perhaps it’s important to note that it’s actually a horror flick. And “Santa” is decidedly not the jolly type, but a scraggily “wild Santa” that comes from Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s bizarre back story of men hunting the creatures and illegally trafficking them. (He’s actually made two short films about hunting wild Santas, both of which went viral and led to the making of Rare Exports, Helander’s first feature film.) The feature is as well made as it is weird. A young boy named Pietari, who happens to look strikingly like Ralphie from A Christmas Story, lives on a reindeer ranch. He and his friend have noticed

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a crew of Americans blasting away at a nearby mountain, and Pietari is convinced the work is somehow related to an old legend of monsters being frozen and stashed at that location. The rest plays out like The Thing, but only if the thawing monster is an evil wild Santa. And it’s Christmas Eve. There’s more—like the bit about dead reindeers—but know this: Every time the Indy publishes one of these themed DVD roundups one movie comes out of nowhere to become an instant favorite. This is it.

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This A Christmas Tale brings us back to traditional holiday fare. A dysfunctional French family learns that its matriarch, Junon Vuillard (Catherine Deneuve), is dying of cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant. Her plight forces everyone to come together for the holiday, and director Arnaud Desplechin takes more than two hours to artfully unpack all the emotional baggage they bring. It’s not as maudlin as the plot suggests, and strong performances, including one by Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) as one of Vuillard’s children, make it feel shorter than it is. La Buche (1999)

The French certainly put out a ton of dramatic holiday films. This one also deals with family dynamics and death. Here, three sisters learn just days before Christmas that their stepfather has died. More inconvenienced than inconsolable, they join their mother at the funeral and proceed to suffer through an awkward holiday together. The daughters have enough skeletons in their closets to keep things interesting, especially the sibling played by Emmanuelle Béart. American audiences may recognize the pouty-lipped Béart from her role opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible. Christmas Story (2007)

Not to be confused with the American classic with a similar name, nor that other Finnish film that deals with the origins of Santa, this feel-good Finnish tale tells how an orphan named Nikolas eventually becomes Santa Claus. Nikolas lives in a northern Finnish village and, after his parents die, the villagers aren’t sure who should care for him. They decide to simply pass him around, with a new family taking him in every Christmas. As a modest thank you, Nikolas decides to carve each host a small toy and secretly leave it for them on Christmas Day. Director Juha Wuolijoki shot the film on location in Finnish Lapland, providing a gorgeous backdrop to a creative story with tons of heart. Traditionalists looking to bask in the magic of the season will enjoy this one the most—probably because it has fewer dead reindeer than Rare Exports. sbrowning@missoulanews.com

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Scope Noise Soundcheck DVD Movie Shorts OPENING THIS WEEK HUGO Based on a children’s book no one in this office has ever read, Hugo is the story of a Parisian orphan who lives in the walls of a train station during the 1930s. There is a mystery, too, involving a robot and the boy’s father. Directed by Martin Scorcese and starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha

them harm in this animated film starring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and pretty much everyone else. Carmike 12: 1:30 and 4:15. 3D: 6:40 and 9. Village 6: 3D: 4 PM, with matinees at 1 PM on Fri. and Sat. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 PM. No 9 PM show on Sun. Stadium 14: 14: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10 and 9:40. Mon.–Thu.: 1, 3:30, 6:45 and 9:10. 3D: 12:15, 2:40, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat.

10 PM shows on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:45 and 9:15, with 3 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun. No 9:15 show Sunday. Stadium 14: 12, 3:15, 6:30 and 9:30 with midnight showings on Fri. and Sat. Mon.–Thu.:1:10, 4:25 and 7:30. JACK AND JILL Adam Sandler plays twin brother and sister. Makes

Sorkin (The Social Network) has a writing credit! Carmike 10: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:50. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:45 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:30, 4, 6:45 and 9:15. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 2:20 and 7:20 PM Fri.–Sun. 1:15 and 6:45 PM Mon.–Thu. THE MUPPETS Gen-Xers rejoice, the Muppets are getting the band back together to save their beloved theater from a rich old oil tycoon. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Fozzie and Miss Piggy star. Carmike 12: 1:15, 2, 4, 4:50, 6:40 7:45 and 9:15. Stadium 14: 12, 1, 2:30, 3:30 5, 6:15, 7:30, 9 and 10, with midnight shows at Fri. and Sat. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 9:30 Mon.-Thu. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:20. PUSS IN BOOTS A sword-wielding pussy cat makes a bunch of puns and later meets Shrek. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 6:50 and 9:15. No 6:50 or 9:15 on Sat. Village 6: 4:20 and 6:45, with shows at 9:15 PM on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9, with matinees at 3 pm Sat. and Sun, no 9 PM show on Sun. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 7 and 9. Stadium 14: 2:30, 7:25 and 9:35, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. 6:30 and 9 PM Mon.–Thu. 3D: 12:05 and 5:15 PM Fri.–Sun. 1 and 3:30 PM Mon.–Thu.: 1 and 3:30 PM. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15. TOWER HEIST Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy “assemble the team” (the comedy team that is) and try to steal back money they lost in a Ponzi scheme to the always evil Alan Alda. Carmike 12: 1:30, 4:30, 7 and 9:35. Village 6: 4:15 and 7:20, with Fri. and Sat. and Sun. shows at 9:50 and Sat. and Sun. matinees at 1:45. Pharaohplex: 9 PM, except Sunday. Mountain 14: 12:05 and 5 PM Fri.–Sun. 1 and 3:30 Mon.–Thu. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:15. Showboat: 4, 7 and 9.

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Baron Cohen. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:55 and 8:05. Big D: 1:15, 4:25 and 7:35. Stadium 14: 3D: 1, 2:30, 4, 7, 8 and 9:50, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. 1, 4, 6, 7, 8:45 and 9:50 Mon.–Thu. OPERA IN CINEMA: DON GIOVANNI Opera in Cinema presents a live performance of Mozart’s classic opera about a dirty little bugger who meets his match. 10 AM. THE ROYAL BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY The Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s delightfully scored and vaguely sexist love story starring Alina Cojocuru as Princess Aurora and Federico Bonelli as Prince Florimud. 7 PM.

NOW PLAYING ARTHUR CHRISTMAS In this computer-generated kids movie, Santa’s youngest son borrows the car without asking for permission, possibly saves Christmas, possibly ruins it, starring James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie. Carmike 12: 6:35 and 9:10. 3D: 1:35 and 4:10. Village 6: 6:45 pm, with 9:15 pm shows on Fri. and Sat. 3D: 4:15 PM, with Sat. and Sun. shows at 1:30 PM. Stadium 14: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 9:55, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. 1:20, 4:05, 7 and 9:30 Mon.–Thu. Mountain: 2:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. HAPPY FEET 2 Penguins join forces to battle those who wish

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1:30 and 4 PM Mon.–Thu. Entertainer: 4 and 7. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15. THE IDES OF MARCH Beware the ides of winter in October! George Clooney directs and stars in a political thriller about campaign nuttiness, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling and a million other academy hopefuls. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30. Mon–Thu: No 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: 12:05. 5:05 and 10 PM, Fri.–Sun. 4:10 and 9:40 PM Mon.–Thu. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:20. IMMORTALS In this adventure starring Stephen Dorff, Zeus is all, “Ah, Hades no, King Hyperion ain’t getting a weapon that can destroy all of Greece and mankind,” so he totally enlists a mortal to stop that jerk. Carmike 12: 1:50, 4:40, 7:35 and 10:15. 3D: 1:25, 4:30, 7:20 and 10. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 with matinees at 3 PM. No 9:10 show on Sun. Village 6: 7 PM, with 9:40 shows on Fri. and Sat. Stadium 14: 3D: 1, 4, 7 and 9:45, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:20. Entertainer: 9. J. EDGAR As director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover had secrets. Perhaps director Clint Eastwood and soon-to-be power actor of the year Leo DiCaprio will demonstrate how those secrets reflected the times and humanity in general. Village 6: 4 and 7 PM, with

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funny voices. Gets kicked in the groin. Rides a donkey. Learns something about family, accepting human foibles. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:10, 6:50 and 9. Village 6: 4:15 and 6:40 PM, with 9 PM shows on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1:45 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7 PM, with matinees at 3 PM Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 and 9:30, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. and no 4:50 show Mon.–Thu. Mountain: 2, 4, 7 and 9. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. MARGIN CALL The emotional story of bankers losing their minds and our money in the early part of the financial crisis, starring Jeremy Irons and Kevin Spacey. Wilma Theatre: 7 and 9 pm nightly, with 1 and 3 pm matinee on Saturday. No show 7 pm show on Dec. 2. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE A young woman escapes from a cult and seeks to re-assimilate into normal society; however, nightmares from her recent past destroy her notions of reality. Starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister Elizabeth Olsen. Wilma Theatre: 7 PM nightly, with 1 PM matinee on Saturday. MONEYBALL Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have a computer logarithm and a vision to turn the Oakland A’s into a winning team. Nobody believes in them and everything goes wrong, but then the music changes and maybe they will win after all? Aaron

TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I Edward and Bella must save themselves and their unborn child from the ravages of wolves and sanguisugent opportunists. Carmike 12: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10. Village 6: 4 and 7:15 PM, with shows at 10 PM on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with matinees at 3 PM on Sat. and Sun. No 9:10 on Sun. Stadium 14: 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Mon.–Thu.: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:20. Showboat: 4, 7 and 9:20. THE WAY Emilio Estevez directs his dad Martin Sheen in the story of a man recovering the body of his estranged son. Let the allusions to real life do what they will. The Wilma: 9 pm nightly, with 3 pm matinee on Saturday. No show Dec. 2. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Dec. 2. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 10/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-F I LM; S t a d i u m 14 i n K a l i s p e l l – 752 - 78 0 0 . Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): This would be an excellent week to head down to Pucon, Chile and hire a daredevil to fly you in a helicopter into the caldera of the active Villarrica volcano, whereupon you would bungee-jump out of the copter down to within 700 feet of the molten lava. If that’s too extreme or expensive for your tastes, I urge you to come up a milder adventure that will still bring you a close encounter with primal heat and light—and maybe even some divine fire. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As a mouse looks for food or shelter, it is flexible enough to fit through a hole as small as a quarter of an inch. You would really benefit from having a talent like that right now, Taurus. Of course, even if you are as slippery and pliable as you’ll need to be, you will also have to be on high alert for the inviting possibilities, some of which may be brief or subtle. For example, let’s say you spy an interesting-looking person with whom you’d love to chat. The window of opportunity may be open for less than ten seconds. Seize that moment! Refuse to get hung up in shyness. Don’t convince yourself that another chance will come along later. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of my Gemini acquaintances, Tara, has been playing a slowmoving game of tag with three friends since they were all in second grade together. They’re 27 years old now, and still live in the same city. Currently, Tara is “It,” and has been so for quite some time. But she confided in me that she plans to make a move this week. She says she’ll sneak up on one of the other players during his lunch break at work, tag him, and run away before he can tag her back. I told her she’s likely to meet with success, since this is an excellent time for you Geminis to gain an advantage in pretty much any kind of game you’re playing.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know,” wrote philosopher Eric Hoffer. This is a good idea for you to contemplate right now. I realize it may be a challenge for you to figure out what you would rather not know and are afraid to know and might even be allergic to knowing. Still, I hope you’ll make the effort. Maybe you could enlist a smart ally who’d be skillful in helping you uncover the taboo truth. And maybe you could formulate an intention to be as objective as you’ve ever been.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Biologists say there are 680 species of trees and shrubs in the U.S. and Canada. By comparison, Lambir Hills National Park on the island of Borneo is the home of 1,175 species on its 128 acres. I suspect you will feel right at home in places like Lambir Hills in the coming week, Leo. Your own creative urges will be running hotter than usual, and are most likely to thrive in contexts that are themselves teeming with lush fertility and rich diversity. Please surround yourself with inspirational influences, thereby giving yourself the best possible chance to express yourself with vivid imagination.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home,” wrote philosopher Dagobert D. Runes. Your assignment, Virgo, should you choose to accept it, is to refute that assertion. In other words, I’m inviting you to travel to all of your usual haunts and treat everything that happens there with the attitude of a first-time visitor. Just assume that the familiar people and places in your life have stimulating gifts to give and lessons to impart. Remember, though, they can’t do that to the fullest unless you expect them to.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The human brain is composed of 30 percent protein and 70 percent fat. So it wouldn’t be incorrect to refer to you as a fathead. In order to nourish your brain cells, you’ve got to eat foods that provide two essential fatty acids your body doesn’t manufacture: omega-3 ALA and omega-6 LA. Since you’re now in a “brain-building” phase of your astrological cycle, I urge you to get more than your minimum requirements of these basics. If I may be permitted to resurrect a now-out-of-fashion slang term, I suggest that you also expose yourself to a lot of extraordinarily phat sources of intellectual stimulation.



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The mawashi is the loincloth that Japanese sumo wrestlers wear while competing. It’s rare for the garment to come off, even in the heat of a match, but it did happen once in 2000, when a wrestler named Asanokiri suddenly found himself standing naked during his bout with Chiyohakuho. In conformity with sumo’s rules, Asanokiri was immediately disqualified. I don’t think you’re at risk for being rendered literally unclothed in the heat of a showdown or a plot twist, Scorpio. But I do advise you to take extra precautions to prevent a metaphorical version of that occurrence. Get your act very together, and keep it very together.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Dear Mr. Brezsny: My name is Sonny McGee and I own a website that caters to people who are addicted to playing poker. I’m a big fan of your horoscopes, and I’m wondering if you would like to advertise your work to our audience. Gamblers love astrology! Get in touch. —Sagittarian Wheeler Dealer.” Dear Wheeler Dealer: Thanks for your interest, but I’ll pass. I don’t like to encourage anyone to focus their gambling urges on trivial matters like card games, sports events, and lotteries. I prefer they direct that mojo to high-minded stuff like daring themselves to excel, pursuing exciting and idealistic adventures, and doing brave things to help save the world. By the way, it’s prime time for you Sagittarians to ratchet up your commitment to those kinds of gambles.



CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I hope you’re not so perversely attached to your demons that you’re inclined to keep providing them with a comfortable home. Why? Because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to permanently banish them from the premises. Yes, I know it may seem lonely at first without their nagging, disruptive voices chattering away in your head. But I really do encourage you to bid them adieu. By the way, as you plan your exorcism, you might want to include a humorous touch or two. They’re allergic to satire and mockery, you know.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Beauvais Cathedral in northern France has been called “the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture.” Its soaring facades, carved wooden doors, stained glass windows, and astronomical clock demonstrate high artistry. There’s a problem with the place, however—it has never been completed. Work began in the year 1225, and experts are still talking about how to solve certain ongoing difficulties with its construction. I don’t know when this happy ending will occur, Aquarius, but I do expect that in 2012 you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own personal version of the Beauvais Cathedral. And now would be a good time to formulate definite plans to do so.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In my prayers, I’ve been negotiating with the Goddess to grant you the power to change the course of rivers, at least in a metaphorical way. I’ve also beseeched her to show you how to overthrow the Puppet Master and convert overwrought hawks into savvy doves. The Goddess seems to be seriously considering these appeals, and has even hinted she might offer you instructions on how to shape a new Adam out of one of Eve’s ribs, mythically speaking. In return, she does have one request: that you do what you can to make sure the sun rises on schedule for the next ten days.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF SOUTH 3RD STREET City of Missoula, Montana City Project No. 10-027 NOTICE TO ENGINEERING CONSULTING FIRMS: Notice is hereby given by the City of Missoula, Montana, and Equal Opportunity government, that it will receive written statements of qualifications and professional proposals for design of the South 3rd Street reconstruction project between Russell Street and Reserve Street. Request for proposal and submission requirements may be obtained by visiting www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bid, from the City Engineer, City of Missoula, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana 598024297, or by calling (406) 552-6345. Four (4) copies of written statements, qualifications and professional proposals shall be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, City of Missoula, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana 598024297 before 5:00 p.m., local time the 19th day of December, 2011. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with State statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, the City of Missoula reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate. The City of Missoula is an EEO/AA, M/F, V/H Employer. Qualified women, veterans, minority and handicapped individuals are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. MISSOULA COUNTY FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION The Office of Planning & Grants has received a floodplain application from Jennifer Brewer to work within the Grant Creek floodplain. The proposed project is located on lot 8 of Mullan Trail Phase 3 along Prairie Schooner Lane in Section 14, T13N, R20W and includes the construction of a new single family residence. The full application is available for review in the Office of Planning and Grants in City Hall. Written comments from anyone interested in County floodplain permit application #12-14 may be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m., December 23, 2011. Address comments to the Floodplain Administrator, Office of Planning & Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or call 258-4841 for more information. MISSOULA COUNTY MISSOULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened at 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by the Missoula County Airport Authority at the airport Terminal Conference Room for the construction of “Airport Improvements” to include the following: Equipment, Furnishings and Accessories for the New Air Traffic Control Tower This work is to include furnishing all items listed in the Equipment Bid Documents, as well as furnishing all labor, tools and equipment and performing all work required for installation, wiring, connecting, adjusting, testing, demonstrating and warranting same for the new Missoula International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower. Bids must

be in triplicate, sealed and delivered to: Missoula County Airport Authority 5225 Highway 10 West Missoula, MT 59808 At or before 2:00 p.m., local time on Thursday, December 15, 2011, and marked “Bid for Equipment, Furnishings and Equipment for Missoula International Airport.” The bidder’s name and address shall appear in the lower left hand corner of the envelope. All bids must be accompanied by lawful monies of the United States or a Cashier’s Check, a Certified Check, Bid Bond, Bank Money Order or Bank Draft, drawn and issued by a National Banking Association located in the State of Montana, or by any Banking Corporation incorporated under the Laws of the State of Montana, in an amount equal to not less than five (5%) percent of the total bid, payable to the order of the Missoula County Airport Authority as liquidated damages in the event said successful bidder shall fail or refuse to execute the contract in accordance with the terms of his bid. After a contract is awarded, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a separate Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the contract. Plans, specifications, bidding and contract forms may be inspected at the Airport Director’s Office – Missoula International Airport or may be requested via email at the following address: tammy@wepayne.com The Missoula County Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formality or technicality in any bid in the best interests of the Owner. The Missoula County Airport Authority further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to enter into contract negotiations with any responsible bidder, regardless of whether such bidder submitted the lowest bid. Bidders may not withdraw Proposals for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid opening date. There will be no pre-bid conference. However, additional components of the new ATCT equipment that are not a part of this solicitation will be installed by the FAA, and it is highly advisable that prospective bidders visit the site prior to submitting their proposals in order to fully understand the scope of work required. Refer to the bid document package, Section 3: Special Requirements and Instructions. Signed: /s/ Cris Jensen Airport Director Missoula County Airport Authority MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition has been filed with the County Commissioners requesting to abandon that certain county road specifically described as: West Twin Creek Road Located in: Section 2, T13N, R17W and in Sections 33, 34, 35 T14N, R17W, P.M.,M. More particularly described as follows: The point of beginning of the abandonment would be 75’ west from the center of West Twin Cr; which is the common boundary of Plum Cr Timber Company property and Portion A, Twin Creek Residence Tracts, Tracts C-1 & D-1, Portions A & B, thence running approximately 2.4 miles northwesterly to the end of the road near the west line of the NE 1/4 of section 33, T14N, R17W. Shown on various Missoula County route maps from 1940-1962, and identified in a 1958 County Resolution, as Route 56. A map is attached, Exhibit A, that illustrates the proposed action, which

is incorporated herein by reference. The abandonment of this county road is necessary and advantageous for the following reasons: 1. This proposed abandonment is necessary to provide protection for the water quality of West Twin Creek. 2. This road location, as determined by Missoula County, is located directly adjacent to West Twin Creek. The road location has not been used by trucks/cars in twenty to thirty years. Where the road location crossed West Twin Creek, the stream is braided, with many channels used by the stream each spring. Two native timber bridges, which were from the 1940’s, were in place to cross this stream. This caused issues with water quality and fisheries in West Twin Creek. In 2008, all that remained of these bridges were rotten stringers and sill logs where were removed to clear the stream channel of any obstacles. This crossing is not an appropriate environmental location for any crossing structure. 3. Abandoning this segment of county road has no impact on any of the landowners beyond; as all landowners behind this proposed abandonment have easements in place that provide perpetual access. Access to public lands will not be adversely impacted as the stretch of road to be abandoned does not provide access to public lands. A PUBLIC HEARING on the above requested abandonment will be held before the Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting on December 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., Room 201, Missoula County Courthouse, Missoula, MT. Interested parties are requested to be present at that time to be heard for or against the granting of this petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioners’ Office, Room 204, Missoula County Courthouse, Missoula, MT prior to the hearing date. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder /Treasurer 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802 By /s/ Kim Cox Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk and Recorder/Elections (406) 258-3241 Date: October 13, 2011 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP-11-200 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LaVELLA JANEANE McGUIRL, a/k/a LaVella J. McGuirl, L. Janeane McGuirl, 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 JAMES McGUIRL, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 10th day of November, 2011 /s/ James McGuirl, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DN-11-32 Department No. 3 Judge John W. Larson SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING J.M., A YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE. TO: THE FATHER AND ALL PUTATIVE FATHERS OF J.M. Re: J.M., born October 18, 2010 to Johnna Styrman YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer Street, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana 59808, has filed a Petition to Terminate the Father’s Rights of J.M.’s father and all putative fathers or for said youth to be otherwise cared for; Now, Therefore, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on the 22nd day of December, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the

Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why your parental rights to J.M. should not be terminated; why CFS’ temporary legal custody of J.M. should not be extended; why the Petition should not be granted or why said youth should not be otherwise cared for. The father and all putative father’s is represented by the Office of Public Defender, 610 Woody Street, Missoula, Montana, 59802, (406) 523-5140. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the youth, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the Petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of District Court for Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable John W. Larson, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 28th day of October, 2011. /s/ JOHN W. LARSON District Judge MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP-11-204 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FLORENCE E. MCGLYNN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Patrick G. Martin, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at c/o Paul E. Fickes, Esq., 310 West Spruce, Missoula, MT 59802 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 11th day of November, 2011. /s/ Patrick G. Martin c/o Paul E. Fickes, 310 West Spruce Street, Missoula, MT 59802 /s/ Paul E. Fickes, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Cause No. DP-11-194 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANCES M. BUMGARDNER, 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 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 Woodford Glen Bumgardner, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 3rd day of November, 2011. /s/ Woodford Glen Bumgardner, Personal Representative GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP-11-193 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NADINE ROSE PHELPS, 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 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 Stephen Arthur Whitlock, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 3rd day of November, 2011. /s/ Stephen Arthur Whitlock, Personal Representative GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-11-211 Dept. No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF JOHN MICHAEL PECARICH, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate.

All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to WILLIAM FRANK ANTONICH, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 4180 South Avenue West or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 22nd day of November 2011. /s/ William F. Antonich, 4180 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59804 NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE Trustee Sate Number. 11-02021-5 loan Number: 0038439279 APN: 1089204 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on March 1, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized local time, on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula the following described real property in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: TRACT 2A2 ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5518, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 18 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA TOGETHER WITH A 45’ PRIVATE ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS TRACT 2B AS DISCLOSED ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO 5201. More commonly known as;26053 SHOW HORSE LANE.ARLEE.MT LISA M, KOETTER AND MICHAEL E. KOETTER, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as the original grantors), conveyed said real property to ALLIANCE TITLE & ESCROW CORP., as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of February 19, 2004, and recorded on February 23, 2004 in Book. 726 at Page 1403 under Document No. 200404701, in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated October 15, 2011 and recorded in the records of Missoula County, Montana. There has been a default in the performance of said Deed of Trust Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears as of October 25,2011: Balance due on monthly payments from February 1,2011 and which payments total: $9,524.09; Late charges: $380.99: Advances: $80.00; Other: $60.00: There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $143,395.32 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 3.87500% per annum from January 1,2011, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor Is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceedings to sell the property described above at public sale In accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice, The sale Is a public sale and any person, Including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sate purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-7302727 DATED:October 26, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COM-

PANY, Trustee,By: Rozalyn Tudor, Authorized Signature ASAP# 4132160 11/17/2011, 11/24/2011, 12/01/2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 09/25/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200924460, B: 848 P: 1107, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Daniel S. Dixon and Rebecca G. Dixon, joint tenants was Grantor, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title and Escrow Corporation was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title and Escrow Corporation as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 32 of the Amended Plat of Trail Creek Addition or Phase VI to the Double Arrow Ranch, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Being the same property as transferred by Warranty Deed on 06/27/2006 and recorded 06/28/2006 from Donald H. Williamson and Margaret L. Williamson to Daniel S. Dixon and Rebecca G. Dixon and not as tenants in common, joint tenants, recorded in Book 777 and Page 1176. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 03/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 4, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $242,381.82. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $231,819.15, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on February 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7037.78190) 1002.203415-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 07/12/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200718745, BK 802, PG 147, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Melodie Hersman was Grantor, Wells Fargo Financial Montana, Inc. was Beneficiary and First American Title Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lots 12 and 13 in

Block 51 of Car Line Addition No. 3, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 09/17/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 3, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $225,646.99. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $218,493.42, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on February 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7777.16681) 1002.203471-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/03/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200913795, B: 841, P: 235, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Jennifer N. Auerbach, a married person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 65 of Maloney Ranch Phase VI, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. , beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to . Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 05/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 11, 2011 the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $240,885.38. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $233,685.11, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instruct-

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PUBLIC NOTICES ed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on February 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.96777) 1002.203752-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 17, 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: TRACT C OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 4748, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Charles Eubank and Gwen Knight-Eubank, 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 Deed of Trust dated March 19, 2004 and recorded March 19, 2004 in Book 728, Page 548, as Document No. 200407358. The beneficial interest is currently held by The Bank of New York Melton Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A, as successor to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA as Trustee. 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 $3,578.48, beginning September 1, 2009, 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 16, 2011 is $374,417.71 principal, interest at the rate of 10.625% now totaling $84,513.87, late charges in the amount of $8,981.03, escrow advances of $12,118.04, suspense balance of $-1,872.65 and other fees and expenses advanced of $8,266.04, plus accruing interest at the rate of $108.99 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 asis, 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: September 9, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham) On this 9 day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 GMAC V Eubank 41342.525 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 3, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main door of the First American Title Company located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NW1/4 OF SECTION 35 TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 26B OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5269. NW1/4 SECTION 35, T15N, R21N, TRACT 26B, COS 5269, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA A.P.N.:2283602 Nancy L Miles, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated March 30, 2006 and Recorded March 31, 2006 in Book 771, Page 481, as Document No. 200607232. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the Residential Asset Securitization Trust 2006-A7CB, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-G under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated May 1, 2006. 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 $991.51, beginning January 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installment would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation as of August 4, 2011 is $185,310.96 principal, interest at the rate of 4.375% now totaling $13,578.84, late charges in the amount of $1,239.50, escrow advances of $5,794.75, and other fees and expenses advanced of $5,746.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $22.21 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 amount 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 asis, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead pain, 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 day 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 26, 2011 /s/ Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham) On this 26th day of August, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 Indymac V Miles 41482.963 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 9, 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 116 OF MALONEY RANCH PHASE VII, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Darren D. Crusch and Charlene S. Crusch, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Community Bank- Missoula, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on April 30, 2007 and recorded on April 30, 2007 in Book 796, Page 269 under Document No. 200710227. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc., successor in interest to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, 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 $1,364.53, beginning April 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 July 25, 2011 is $217,668.49 principal, interest at the rate of 4.25% now totaling $3,691.92, late charges in the amount of $285.78, escrow advances of $1,950.64 and other fees and expenses advanced of $62.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $25.34 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 asis, 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: September 1, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham) On this 1 day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the

same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 CitiMortgage V Crusch 42011.500 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No: 11-02673-5 Loan No: 0216018101 APN: 5851412 & 4620839 TO BE SOLD for cash at trustee’s sale on March 1, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, recognized locate time, on the front steps to the County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, the following described real property in Missoula County, Montana, to-wit: Parcel I: Tract A1 of Certificate of Survey No. 2365, a tract of land located in the Southwest onequarter of Section 13, Township 13 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel II: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 6143, a tract of land located in the Northwest one-quarter of Section 24, Township 13 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. More commonly known as: 4275 PETTY CREEK ROAD, ALBERTON, MT. TODD TRAUTMAN AND JODI TRAUTMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR MANN MORTGAGE, LLC, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of August 10, 2009, and Recorded August 10, 2009, under Document No. 200919902, Bk 845 Pg 746 in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficial is: Wells Fargo Bank, NA, (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated July 28, 2011, and recorded in the records of Missoula County, Montana. There has been a default in the performance of said Deed of Trust: Failure to pay when due the following amount which are now in arrears as of October 26, 2011: Balance due on monthly payments from February 1, 2010 and which payments total: $24,542.07: Late charges: $841.50: Advances: $2,122.25: Other: $15.00: There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $165,981.40 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 5.50000% per annum from January 1, 2010, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue, Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expense of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceeding to sell the property described above at public sale in accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 DATED: October 26, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Rozalyn Tudor, Authorized Signature ASAP# 4132150 11/17/2011, 11/24/2011, 12/01/2011 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/13/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which NEDRA GASVODA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/12/2006 and recorded 05/18/2006, in document No. 200611513 in

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Book/Reel/Volume Number 774 at Page Number 867 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 358 OF PLEASANT VIEW HOMES NO. 4, PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 4010 O SHAUGHNESY STREET, 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 04/01/2010, 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 $164,565.34 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00% per annum from 04/01/2010 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: 10/27/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110127309 FEI NO. 1006.145731 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 03/21/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which LARRY L SCHMELEBECK AND ANNA SCHMELEBECK, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/02/2004 and recorded 12/08/2004, in document No. 200434087 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 744 at Page Number 906 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE E1/2 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 3D OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 6147. Property Address: 23727 MESSINA DRIVE, Bonner, MT 59823. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-J2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-J2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges

as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $135,298.22 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 10/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/01/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0097242 FEI NO. 1006.143443 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/08/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which HEATHER L. CHENEY, A SINGLE PERSON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 03/05/2008 and recorded 03/10/2008, in document No. 200805103 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 814 at Page Number 0668 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11 OF 44 RANCH, PHASES 1 AND 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2543 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 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 $265,934.37 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 12/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/25/2011, RECON-

TRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110029577 FEI NO. 1006.131938 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 03/09/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which GERALD F BLACK, A SINGLE PERSON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/23/2010 and recorded 11/12/2010, in document No. 201022190 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 869 at Page Number 83 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN COUNTY OF MISSOULA, STATE OF MONTANA AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DOCUMENT 200417035 AND BEING MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH 118 FEET OF THE WEST 80 FEET OF THE EAST 95 FEET OF LOT 18 OF ORRSDALE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 707 REDWOOD ST, Missoula, MT 59802-3119. 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. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 08/01/2011, 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 $240,192.16 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.875% per annum from 08/01/2011 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: 10/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0126213 FEI NO. 1006.145465 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 03/16/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which MARGARET LOHR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s),


PUBLIC NOTICES 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 01/12/2005 and recorded 01/18/2005, in document No. 200501335 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 746 at Page Number 1048 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL 73A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2277. LOCATED IN THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, P.M.M., MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 695 CAMAS RD, Bonner, MT 59823-9503. 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., CHL MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH TRUST 2005-03, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-03. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 03/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $226,993.39 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.25% per annum from 03/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The City of Missoula Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, at 7:30 p.m. to consider the following application: A request from Todd Frank for “Special Signs; Review by the Design Review Board, Chapter 20.75.100B.5, Building Graphics”. The subject property is located at 221 E. Front St. (SEE MAP K).

to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/31/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0128367 FEI NO. 1006.146144 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 02/17/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which SEAN SCALLY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE CO., AN ARIZONA CORPORATIO as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/05/2003 and recorded 08/11/2003, in document No. 200329559 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 714 at Page Number 669 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1B-2 OF SPRINGER’S ORCHARD HOMES, LOTS 1B-1 AND 1B-2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 1826 RIVER ROAD, 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

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r 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 $169,914.38 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 3.75% per annum from 07/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/05/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 100149681 FEI NO. 1006.126489 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 03/09/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in inter-

RESOLUTION NUMBER 2011-120 A RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO REZONE PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS FRACTION OF LOTS 16 & 17 OF BLOCK 20, EAST MISSOULA ADDITION, LOCATED IN SECTION 24 OF TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M. (SEE MAP F), FROM C-C2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) TO C-R3 (RESIDENTIAL). WHEREAS, 76-2-201 M.C.A. authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to adopt zoning regulations; and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did adopt zoning regulations for Missoula County through the passage of County Resolution 76-113, as amended; and WHEREAS, 76-2-202 M.C.A. provides for the establishment and revision of zoning districts; and WHEREAS, a request to rezone the property legally described above was reviewed by the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board at a public hearing held October 18, 2011; and WHEREAS, a notice of public hearing was advertised in the Independent on September 29, 2011 and October 6, 2011; and WHEREAS, a hearing was held by the County Commissioners of Missoula County on November 9, 2011, in order to give the public an opportunity to be heard regarding the proposed amendments to the zoning district.

Your attendance and your comments are welcome and encouraged. E-mails can be sent to hkinnear@co.missoula.mt.us. Project files may be viewed at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, Montana. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County will receive written protest for a period of thirty (30) days after publication of this notice on November 23, 2011, from persons owning real property within the contiguous boundaries of the C-C2 (General Commercial) zoning district. FURTHER, copies of the C-C2 and C-R3 zoning districts are available for inspection at the office of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder and the Office of Planning and Grants PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS __15th____ DAY OF NOVEMBER 2011 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: MISSOULA COUNTY /s/ Vickie Zeer /s/ Jean Curtiss Vickie Zeier, Clerk and Recorder Jean Curtiss, Chair /s/ Bill Carey Bill Carey, Commissioner /s/ Michele Landquist Michele Landquist, Commissioner

est 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 LOWELL E HOCHHALTER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/01/2006 and recorded 12/01/2006, in document No. 200631124 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 788 at Page Number 393 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 11-0125208 LOT 46 OF HAWTHORN SPRINGS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 13320 BUNCHGRASS LN, 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 07/01/2011, 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 $237,610.69 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% per annum from 07/01/2011 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: 10/24/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0125208 FEI NO. 1006.146955 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 03/13/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power

CLARK FORK STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 36, 127, 186, 211, 256, 264, and OS27. 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 December 12th, 2011 by appt only by calling 541-7919. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 3505 Clark Fork Way, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to December 15th, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyer's bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All Sales final.

to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ROBERT A HEDRICK, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/27/2005 and recorded 09/28/2005, in document No. 200525505 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 761 at Page Number 275 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 43 OF MALONEY RANCE, PHASE VI, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6125 BRUSETT DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-64CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-64CB. 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 06/01/2010, 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 $188,443.99 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.125% per annum from 06/01/2010 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: 10/27/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0127647 FEI NO. 1006.145732 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 03/02/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which JAMES T HOWELL as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to AMERICAN PIONEER TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/10/2004 and recorded 04/22/2004, in document No. 200410678 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 730 at Page Number 2039 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, STATE OF MONTANA, BEING KNOWN AS TRACT 33 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 359A, LOCATED IN THE

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PUBLIC NOTICES NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14 AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TAX ID: 5859838 Property Address: 1076 GRIZZLY MOUNTAIN ROAD, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-5. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2011, 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 $145,254.64 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 07/01/2011 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: 10/18/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110123767 FEI NO. 1006.144932 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 03/09/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the

Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which WILLIAM LUEDTKE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEYAT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/18/2006 and recorded 05/19/2006, in document No. 200611610 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 774 at Page Number 964 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 4 AND THE WEST 10 FEET OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 3 OF FOOTHILLS ESTATES NO. 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE IN BOOK 603 AT PAGE 2102 MICRO RECORDS. Property Address: 2515 GARLAND DR, Missoula, MT 59803-2011. The

beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 200624CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-24CB. 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 07/01/2011, 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 $188,914.55 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 07/01/2011 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: 10/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-

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What to Expect When Buying a Home Today By Diane Beck, 2011 MOR President We can all see the effects of this recession on our choices each day. Things are different than they were five years ago, and that includes the housing market. Below are some things to expect if you’ve decided to take advantage of record low interest rates and increased inventory to buy a home! 1. Inventory: In the market's heyday day several years ago, inventory was at an all-time low. Offers often had to be made on-site, and for amounts at or above the asking price. Today that has all changed. Absorption rates, or the number of months it would take to work through existing inventory, are now around seven months for price points below $250, 000. Above that, we're looking at years instead of months. However, the right home at the right price can still bring in multiple offers. During the Missoula Organization of REALTOR's October Board of Director's meeting, three agents had homes that had received multiple offer The foreclosure inventory is also a question. While Missoula overall has avoided the foreclosure

boon, we have still seen an increase. National data suggests that there are a number of homeowners who are "seriously delinquent,” or over 90 days late on payments. With the addition of "shadow inventory,” or homes that are bank-owned but not yet released to sell, foreclosure or distressed sales are most likely here for a while. 2. The New Normal: Five years ago, most home buyers, sellers, or agents wouldn't have known what a short sale was. However, these are now commonplace in real estate transactions: • Short Sale: when an owner owes more on the home than it is currently worth, the bank may agree to forgive the amount the owner owes after the sale. Short sales are allowed only in situations where the owner has no other option than a potential foreclosure. In most cases, because the original owner is still in possession, the home is in better shape and is sold for more than a foreclosure. • REO or Real Estate Owned: A technical term for foreclosed or bank-owned property

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A MASSIVE FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE AND MUCH MORE. OVER 2800 SQ. FT. OF FINISHED LIVING SPACE, THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ENTERTAINING FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749. 3 bed, 2 bath home features one level living with beautifully landscaped yard. Lot zoned commercial. 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shop with 310â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; doors, bathroom with service sink, benches, cabinets and shelves, wired for 220 50 and 30 amp. 102 Boardwalk, Stevensville. $298,500. MLS#20114068. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 345 Brooks St. Great Investment potential near university. Price reduced to $275,000. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

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6106 Longview $235,000 MLS # 20116338 Large 4 Bedroom 2 Bath home located in the South Hills. This home features hardwood floors, open floor plan, and large fenced yard. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749.

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Handsome, Spacious Home on Prime Upper Miller Creek Acreage, 5+ bedrooms, with out of town living on quiet cul-de-sac, 10 acres. Rodeo Rd. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

860 Haley, Florence $550,000 - MLS# 20115636 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage home available. Over 5000 finished square ft. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! Your own private movie theater comes with 55â&#x20AC;? LED 3D TV, seven theater chairs, and an awesome sound system. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749.

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BRAND NEW 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME ON 1 ACRE. HOME TO BE BUILT SO YOU CAN PICK YOUR COLORS AND SOME FINISHING TOUCHES. GENEROUS $2000 APPLIANCE ALLOWANCE AND $1300 LANDSCAPING ALLOWANCE. Call Betsy for more info 8804749. Nice split entry 4 bed home with lots of room. Brand new furance, hot water heater and pressure tank. Radon mitigation system in place. Nice large deck, large fenced yard with many mature fruit and pine trees. Centrally located very

Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home, middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, 1/2 acre + lot, enormous shop, great home. 203 Curtis, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Immaculate Rose Park Area Home, This light filled home offers a fantastic floor-

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Peaceful 11.64 acres with a gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath home, sits in beautiful Cedar Ridge area, only 15 minutes from downtown Missoula. $299,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Well maintained 4 bed home w/ hardwood flooring in living, dining and kitchen. Fully fenced backyard w/ deck. Nicely landscaped w/ mature trees and srubs. UG sprinklers in both front and back yard. 232 Cap De Villa, Lolo. $239,000. MLS#20116816. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

Rattlesnake dream property with a 1 bedroom apartment! 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage located on over 1/2 acre manicured & landscaped gardens & lawn. UG sprinkler, “secret garden” & fenced yard. $425,000. MLS#20114396. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.2404rattlesnake.com.

Wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath home @ top of Fairviews with 2 car garage. Level lot! Borders open space. All new carpet & interior paint. Trex deck off dining room. Great views! Back yard is fenced. $275,000. MLS#20116161. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.110artemos.com

This 3 bed, 2 bath home features one level living with a beautifully landscaped fenced yard. Lot is zoned commercial so you could run a small business out of the separate office with attached 3 car garage. 101 Boardwalk, Stevensville. MLS# 20116174. $320,000. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES Anne Jablonski has moved to Portico Real Estate. Call Anne 546-5816 for details. www.movemontana.com

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COMMERCIAL 321 N. Higgins Commercial building on coveted downtown location with lots of foot traffic. Building only for sale. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

MANUFACTURED HOMES Great single wide 2 bed, 2 bath mobile on large lot with double car garage. Fenced yard, lots of trees and curbing around the landscaping. Covered deck. 1641 Stoddard, Missoula. $99,500. MLS#20116883. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

East Missoula building lot with great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $65,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com

SOUTH AVE PROPERTY FOR SALE OFFICE PROPERTY 2235 SOUTH AVE. W.., MISSOULA MT 12,400 SQ FT OF LAND. 1000 SQ FT OFFICE BUILDING 1000 SQ FT TWO CAR GARAGE $280,000.00 CALL JIM 251-4133 CAN LV MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER

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