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OUR WRITERS RECAP THE LOCAL CONCERTS, FILMS, BOOKS AND OTHER HAPPENINGS THAT DEFINED OUR YEAR

MAD LIBS-STYLE ETC ALOOK BACK AT 2012

CAREGIVER NEWSMARIJUANA RECEIVES A RARE DEAL

LEGISLATORS OPINION WACKY FLOOD THE WEST

[2] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

Cover photo by Eric Oravsky

News Voices/Letters Filibuster reform .........................................................................................4 The Week in Review Kadas returns ...................................................................................6 Briefs Car insurance, mining, marijuana and a new trail ....................................................6 Etc. A Mad Libs-style look back at 2012 ...............................................................................7 News The biggest local stories of the year ..........................................................................8 Opinion What is it about crazy legislative ideas in the West? ............................................10 Feature The year in photos .........................................................................................................................14

Arts & Entertainment Arts The arts year in review................................................................................................20 Theater Ringing Out and Crime in a Madhouse...............................................................20 Music Indie venues and the Top Hat .................................................................................21 Music T-Pain, Pearl Jam and other shows of the year ........................................................22 Film How technology ruled the year .................................................................................23 Books Familiar and The Man Who Quit Money................................................................24 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ..........................................................25 Flash in the Pan Polymayonnaistic love-bliss...................................................................26 Happiest Hour Sleigh’r by Ninkasi Brewing ....................................................................27 8 Days a Week Working like an elf on Christmas Eve ......................................................28 Mountain High Blacktail Bash 5K and 12K Cross-Country Ski Race................................33 Agenda Fundraiser for The Parenting Place.......................................................................34

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Exclusives Street Talk............................................................................................................................4 In Other News ...................................................................................................................12 Classifieds ........................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess........................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrolog y .........................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle............................................................................................................C-5 This Modern World ...................................................................................................................................C-12

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STREET TALK

Think on this

Asked Friday, Dec. 21, along Higgins Ave. by Eric Oravsky

What’s your most memorable moment from 2012? Follow-up: How do you plan to ring in the new year?

Ryan Weller: Without a doubt, going to Moab and mountain biking for eight days with my friend and roommate, Pip. The Slickrock Trail was outrageous. I have to go back. Dinner and dessert: I am going to get my business plan figured out for a restaurant I have in my head. Oh, and get a girlfriend.

Kaydee Borchers: Definitely going to the Oregon coast. Now me and my friend want to go and live there someday. Gather 'round: Probably just bringing together friends and having a good time. That’s what it’s all about, right?

Casey Hackathorn: Election night here was a big one, and we had some really good victories. The best victory was John Tester’s though. Disco fever: Hopefully skiing up at Georgetown Lake and Discovery. We go up there every year, and I’m just hoping they’re going to have enough snow.

Karmen Borchers: Graduating from high school was the best moment of 2012 for me. I am going to the university here now for photography. Trudgin’: I am going to be snowshoeing up in Polebridge for a week. It is for a class called Montana Mountains and I’ll be taking some photos.

Ben Wolfson: Moving to Missoula from Jacksonville, Fla. I was in Ochang, Korea, teaching English before that for three years. Now I came here for the wildlife biology program, and Missoula has the best balance of city and nature. Turning the page: I am not really a big holiday person. Some people want to open up some bubbly or stand on a mountain, but I think I will probably just stay home and read.

[4] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

Why can’t they work together and compromise? It is a frequent question today due to the “fiscal cliff ” headlines. When you, or your friends, ask that question it shows a lack of understanding of economics, philosophy and politics. Think about it. If you have a person that believes in God debating a person that is an agnostic, who is going to win the debate? If you have a person that believes in free enterprise debating with a person that believes in socialism, who is going to win that debate? If you have a person that believes in big government with more and more regulations plus higher taxes, debating a person that believes in smaller government, fewer regulations, more freedom and fewer taxes, who is going to win that debate? The problem is emotion! Emotion replaces the reasoning and clear thinking of one of the debaters. When facts are presented, and historic examples are laid on the table, the only obstacle in reaching a decision has to be emotion. When one debater states facts, and the other says “I don’t believe that,” what that debater is really saying is “I don’t want to believe that.” That is emotion talking! Facts are facts! I believe the problem began with our inadequate educational system. Teaching students to pass a test; teaching “what to think” rather than “how to think;” taking heroes out of education so students no longer have goals to emulate; taking history out of education so the students have no basis for perception; taking grading out of the evaluations, and scoring out of athletic contests, so as not to “hurt the student’s psyche.” Our current educational system has led to a growing populous of nonthinking, non-competitive and incompetent adults that just want to “ride in the wagon” as we watch our great country in the throes of decline. Fred Carl Missoula

Filibuster overhaul With the new session of Congress about to begin, the U.S. Senate has an opportunity to reform its filibuster rule, an arcane parliamentary device which has paralyzed the proceedings of the entire legislative branch of our government and crippled our nation’s ability to meaningfully address the issues of our time. Long before cable television, 24-7 news cycles and super PACs, the filibuster was created via gentleman’s agreement and enshrined in the rules of the Senate. The filibuster allows the minority party in the Senate to require the majority party to cobble together 60 votes to take legislative action.

While neither the Constitution nor the law accord any weight to this rule, the Senate’s unflinching adherence to tradition has preserved it for decades. Proponents of the filibuster believe this rule, created during the days of slavery, should bind all future sessions of the Senate in perpetuity. Until recently, the filibuster was largely an afterthought, used sporadically throughout history in extraordinary circumstances. When it was invoked, filibustering senators could only delay the will of the simple majority

“Our current educational system has led to a growing populous of non-thinking, non-competitive and incompetent adults”

so long they remained speaking on the Senate floor. However, this has all changed. In today’s toxic political environment, where collegiality has largely been supplanted by bare knuckle power struggles, the filibuster has devolved into a weapon routinely utilized by the minority party to thwart the policy objectives of the majority party. And both Democrats and Republicans are guilty. Worse yet, in 1975 the Senate gutted the talking filibuster and replaced it with a silent filibuster that allows senators to bypass the chore of speaking ad nauseam on the Senate floor. Senators can now effortlessly invoke this faux filibuster from their arm chairs and sustain it indefinitely without any public debate unless there are 60 votes to override it. The end result is that a supermajority of the Senate is now required to take virtually any legislative action. This absurd requirement was not intended by the founding fathers of our Constitution and few other functioning democracies in the world impose such significant hurdles to enacting legislation. In today’s hyper-partisan Senate, most of the legislation that musters the

requisite supermajority support amounts to little more than watereddown band-aid solutions and pork barrel spending measures. With respect to the major issues that impact our country, the can gets kicked down the road and the public’s will, whether conservative or liberal, goes unheeded. A change is long overdue. Luckily, support is building to reform the fake filibuster. A proposal generated by Senate Democrats would reinstitute the talking filibuster. The proposed rule preserves the right of the minority party to delay and defeat controversial legislation, but no longer could senators invoke the 60-vote requirement without standing on their feet and sustaining a continuous talking filibuster on the Senate floor. If no senator is present to continue the filibuster, a simple majority could move legislation forward. The topic of filibuster reform is not new business. Senate Republicans were on the brink of modifying the filibuster in 2005 to prevent Democrats from filibustering President Bush’s judicial appointments. Regrettably, they ditched their plan after reaching a compromise. This proposed filibuster reform shouldn’t be mistaken as a Democratic power grab. No doubt it would expedite the confirmation of some presidential appointments, but any act of Congress would still require the approval of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Our democracy is premised on majority rule and open discussion of legislation in a public forum. When oppressive legislation warrants a filibuster, the senator invoking it should be forced to forgo a campaign fundraiser or two and saddle up for an all-nighter on the Senate floor in front of a national audience on C-SPAN. This is consistent with how the filibuster traditionally worked and would go a long way toward restoring our federal government’s ability to solve the major problems of our day. The time is ripe to curtail super-majority rule and return the Senate to its intended purpose. Hopefully the Senate has the courage to do what is right for the future of this country. Anders Blewett Great Falls Bob Brown Missoula Correction: Last week’s Viewfinder cutline should have identified the location of a vandalized slackline as Mill Canyon. The Indy regrets the error.

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missoulanews.com • December 27 – January 3, 2013 [5]

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WEEK IN REVIEW

VIEWFINDER

by Eric Oravsky

Wednesday, December 19 The Missoula Food Bank receives a $4,000 donation from the first Garden City Community Brew campaign, a partnership between the Missoula County Tavern Owners Association and four local breweries.

Thursday, December 20 Gov.-elect Steve Bullock announces that he’ll appoint former Missoula Mayor Mike Kadas to serve as the new director of the Montana Department of Revenue. Kadas, 56, served as mayor between 1996 and 2006.

Friday, December 21 The Maya calendar ends, and, despite predictions to the contrary, life goes on. Local festivities start early as KBGA’s “DJ Mermaid� begins her morning set with an apocalyptic theme, including Europe’s track, “The Final Countdown.�

Saturday, December 22 Led by senior Katie Baker’s team-high 12 points and nine rebounds, the Lady Griz thump Sacramento State 82-55 at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, improving to 2-0 in Big Sky Conference play.

Sunday, December 23 U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, a Mormon who has said he doesn’t drink alcohol, is charged with drunken driving in Virginia. Crapo says in a statement that he’s “deeply sorry.�

Monday, December 24 Both NORAD and Google launch websites to track Santa’s whereabouts as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve. According to NORAD, the jolly ol’ fella reached Missoula at approximately 4 a.m. Christmas morning.

Tuesday, December 25 Christmas begins with early morning gun fire at a Billings residence. Billings police hold David B. Issacson, 41, on a deliberate homicide charge after the death of Sabah Mallak.

The Tuba Santas bring their brand of low frequency holiday cheer to Charlie B’s around midnight on Sat., Dec. 22. The tubists—now in their fifth year—spent the night parading through 23 Missoula bars.

Mining

Royalty treatment The United States collected roughly $10 million in royalty revenues from oil and natural gas mining on federal and tribal lands in 2011. The amount collected for extraction of precious metals like gold and copper from public tracts? Zilch. Democrats in Congress are currently considering introducing an amendment to the 1872 General Mining Act lifting a royalty exemption for hard rock mining companies operating on leased federal property. The effort—identical to a provision President Barack Obama has proposed in past budgets—is being led by New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall and Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, and calls for the same 12.5 percent royalty that oil companies already pay on public land. Grijalva told the Associated Press earlier this month that such a royalty could net the government as much as $2 billion annually depending on the volume of production. According to a report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in November, the government doesn’t have a clue how much companies

mining gold, silver, uranium and other precious metals produce or make a year. With no royalties to collect, federal agencies don’t feel the need to gather that data. The 12.5 percent royalty, which Udall and Grijalva intend to propose in the next session of Congress, could impact a number of mining operations in Montana. Spokane-based Revett Minerals extracts silver and copper from its mine in Troy, and is still in the process of obtaining state and federal permits for its proposed Rock Creek mine project near Noxon. The company reported $52 million in revenue during the first nine months of 2012. Revett CEO John Shanahan says talk of royalty reform isn’t particularly surprising, given the country’s current economic climate. But he’s not sure the hard rock mining industry could bear the same type of royalty rates now imposed on oil and gas companies, which enjoy more tax breaks and government incentives. Instead of creating more revenue, Shanahan says, a royalty program “could have the opposite effect. It could have the effect of stifling new projects, or closing down or making uneconomic current projects.�

Various environmental groups have positioned themselves firmly in favor of a royalty reform act. Nonprofits such as the League of Conservation Voters, which spent millions in the 2012 election opposing a host of pro-development Republican candidates, believe the royalties could be used to fund mine cleanup projects nationwide. So far, Udall, Grijalva and Obama agree. Alex Sakariassen

Open space

Grant Creek blazes new trail Bert Lindler is frightened to ride his bicycle along Grant Creek Road near his home in the Prospect Meadows neighborhood. Cars zip by quickly, he says, and on much of the thoroughfare there’s not much of a shoulder. “It’s just too narrow for me to be comfortable,� says Lindler, 64, who adds that many of his neighbors have felt the same way for a long time. For these reasons, Grant Creek residents got together about 10 years ago and began working to create a new trail not far from the busy road. Since then, neigh-

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[news] bors have donated right-of-way easements and cobbled together funds through the nonprofit Grant Creek Trails Association to make the trail become a reality. The next hurdle comes on Jan. 14, when the Missoula City Council and the Missoula Board of County Commissioners vote on whether to spend $54,000 from Missoula’s Open Space Bond, set aside by voters in 2006, to purchase a 27-acre parcel that’s needed to build the trail. A “yes” vote from local lawmakers will allow the city to purchase the acreage from the Northwest Wildlife Federation and enable construction of a trail that runs from near the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation up Grant Creek for more than two miles. “The Grant Creek Trail is tying together neighborhoods in Grant Creek much the way sidewalks tie together homes in the city center,” Lindler says. If all goes as planned, the city will place a conservation easement on the property and grant it to Five Valleys Land Trust. The easement will ensure the property, which is home to elk, black bear, deer and a variety of avian life, is protected from development in perpetuity. Since the land serves as a bird refuge, with the exception of trail access, locals will not be allowed to recreate on it. Missoula’s Open Space Program Coordinator Jackie Corday hopes to start on trail construction next year. “It is exciting that it’s finally coming together,” she says. Jessica Mayrer

Insurance

No more dodging According to the national Insurance Research Council, about 11 percent of Montana motorists don’t carry car insurance. But that number is expected to drop considerably in the coming year as a new internet-based insurance verification system goes into effect. The Montana Insurance Verification System, which was created by the 2009 Montana Legislature, will roll out statewide in January. The system will allow Montana law enforcement agencies, the state Motor Vehicle Division and county treasurers to confirm that vehicles have minimum liability insurance, as required by law. “Uninsured drivers are a serious problem, undermining traffic safety and driving up the costs for insured, law-abiding motorists,” states the Montana Department of Justice. “Real-time insurance verification will make the roads safer for everyone.”

Before 1995, Montanans were required to show proof of insurance when registering vehicles, but that requirement was dropped, making it easier for motorists to cancel their policies and skirt the law. Lucas Hamilton, spokesperson for the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, says if the new system has the intended effect, drivers who pay a higher insurance premium for uninsured motorist coverage could drop that portion of their policy. “And that would be a significant savings for a lot of Montanans,” he says.

For example, this reporter pays $64 a year for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for one vehicle. More broadly, Hamilton says, adding more vehicles to the pool of insured drivers should, theoretically, lower premiums for everyone. The Montana Highway Patrol began testing MTIVS in May, followed by municipal courts in August. The system will cost about $540,000 annually, paid for by a $1.80 license plate fee. Under Montana law, the penalty for a no-insurance citation runs between $250 and $500, or up to 10 days in jail for a first offense. Repeat offenders face higher fines, possible license revocation and up to six months in prison. Matthew Frank

Marijuana

Rare deal for Williams In what appears to be an abrupt turnaround, federal prosecutors have agreed to drop six of eight felony charges against former Montana Cannabis partner Chris Williams. The deal means rather than serving upwards of 80 years in prison, Williams could do as few as five. The prosecution also agreed to waive a $1.7 million forfeiture requirement. In ex-

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change, Williams agreed to forego his right to appeal. Since Williams had already been found guilty in September on charges that ranged from drug distribution to firearm possession while drug trafficking, the prosecution’s move marked an unusual, if not unprecedented, deal that left local defense attorneys scratching their heads. “As far as I know, this has never happened,” says Chris Lindsey, Williams’ former Montana Cannabis partner and a Missoula attorney who specializes in marijuana cases. Mike Sherwood, a Missoula lawyer who’s practiced law for more than 35 years in federal courts across the country, echoes Lindsey’s surprise. “It is unprecedented, as far as I know,” he says. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment for this article, making it tough to say exactly what prompted prosecutors to support the unusual deal. Some observers, including Montana NORML Executive Director Justin Michels, speculate that mounting public outrage contributed to the decision. “It’s absolutely the political pressure,” Michels says. “His case being in the public eye, it really brings it to a head.” During the past several months, Williams’ case has garnered national attention. By the time prosecutors agreed to the plea deal, more than 27,000 people signed a petition posted on the White House’s website that called to “Free Chris Williams.” Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen, meanwhile, raised $35,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to continue chronicling Williams’ prosecution as part of her evolving documentary film, Code of the West. Now that Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational use of marijuana—going so far as licensing and taxing marijuana providers—the federal government’s treatment of Williams seemed even more draconian, Michels says. In contrast, the prosecution’s recent decision in the Williams case seems to be a bellwether indicating a progressive shift in federal drug policy. “I think it’s a huge change in tide,” Michels says. Williams will be sentenced Feb. 1. In order to seal the deal, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen must then approve the plea agreement. Jessica Mayrer

ETC. Let’s look back on 2012 together. Just fill in the blanks, Mad Libs-style. Oh, what a [adjective] year 2012 was! So much happened, we hardly know where to start. The election was certainly [adjective]. The [exaggerated number] political advertisements that aired in Montana made us want to [action of exasperation]. The most [adjective] race was between Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, a [noun] from Big Sandy, and Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg, a [noun] from Billings. Tester narrowly prevailed, thrilling [adjective] Democrats. 2013 will bring Montana a new governor, Democrat Steve Bullock, a [adjective] [noun]. He replaces Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a [adjective] [noun] who will always be remembered for his [noun], [noun] and [noun]. [Parting words], governor! Steve Daines, a [adjective] [noun] from Bozeman, replaces Rehberg in the U.S. House. Daines joins a Republican majority that is trying to [verb] the country in the name of [right-wing political stance]. But 2012 will be remembered for so much more than the election. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld “Obamacare,” a law that moves the country closer to [hyperbole]. The past year also brought Montana’s first wolf-trapping season, an attempt to further cull the number of [adjective] wolves roaming the state and [verb ending in “ing”] our [plural noun]. Trappers, we wish you nothing but [emotionally charged fate]. The University of Montana’s football team was in the news all year—and for all the wrong reasons. On the field, the team played like a bunch of [plural noun]. Off the field, players conducted themselves like a bunch of [adjective] [plural noun]. At least we have the Griz and Lady Griz basketball teams, both of which continue to [verb] and win. The city, meanwhile, took a stand against using a cellphone while driving or biking. The ban now forces people to [favorite roadraged exhortation] and drive. But what’s next, banning [something else that distracts motorists]? Not all of the news this year was [adjective], though. The world didn’t end last week and the Indy celebrated its 21st anniversary. Now, those are [plural noun] worth [transitive verb ending in “ing”]. But so much in 2012 left our state and nation bitterly divided. In 2013, let’s resolve to [the answer to all of our problems]. Cheers.

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News in review

From the election to the Griz, a look at 2012’s top stories by Matthew Frank, Jessica Mayrer, Skylar Browning and Alex Sakariassen

Buying your vote

closest race, however, was for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Democratic incumbent Denise Juneau beat Republican challenger Sandy Welch by a mere 2,231 votes. Republicans retained control of both chambers of the Montana Legislature, but their power will be kept in check during the upcoming session with Bullock (figuratively, if not literally) inheriting Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s veto branding iron.

Athlete Conduct Code and a series of community forums hosted by Engstrom, The 2012 election was all about but it did little to stop the blitz of bad money. Even in Montana, voters found news. themselves inundated with messages paid The U.S. Department of Justice, the for by third-party groups backed by deepNational Collegiate Athletic Association pocketed donors. Nowhere was this outand the Department of Education all side influence more prevalent than in the opened investigations, and the national contentious Senate race between Demomedia turned to Missoula for stories of crat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehow a bucolic college town had lost conhberg. That race alone saw more than $30 trol. The New York Times and Gawker million in spending, much of it by somedia’s Jezebel blog filed two of called “dark money” groups that the more notable accounts, with masked their donors by hiding bethe latter titled, “My Weekend in hind 501(c)(4) status. Karl Rove’s America’s So-Called Rape CapiCrossroads GPS directed millions at tal.” attack ads painting Tester as Engstrom decided in March “Obama Lite,” while groups like the not to renew the contracts of athLeague of Conservation Voters tarletic director Jim O’Day and head geted Rehberg as an out-of-touch football coach Robin Pflugrad. Washington hack. Tester won in the Former assistant coach Mick Deend, but nationwide, more than laney came out of a short-lived retwo-thirds of the 629 outside tirement to assume head groups who spent heavy in 2012 coaching duties and, after a nabacked losing candidates. One of tional search, Kent Haslam, UM’s the highest among them was the associate athletic director during U.S. Chamber of Commerce. the ongoing controversy, was The Colorado-based nonprofit promoted to athletic director. American Tradition Partnership Perhaps the most notable wasn’t particularly active on the change was an entire season withcampaign front this year. But the out a new sexual assault charge. group made headway on a far larger Photo by Chad Harder In fact, the now annual in-season agenda: chipping away at Mon- After federal authorities last year raided dozens of player arrest looked quaint by tana’s campaign finance laws. ATP caregivers who believed they were lawfully opercomparison: Missoula Drug Task succeeded in getting the U.S. ating under the state’s medical marijuana law, the Force officers charged offensive caregivers spent much of 2012 battling the charges. Supreme Court to strike down tackle Trevor Poole with purchasMontana’s 100-year-old Corrupt ing Ecstasy while attending a Halloween Practices Act this summer, and later conrave called the Disco Bloodbath. vinced a judge to eliminate the state’s Griz gone wild campaign contributions limits for statewide and local races. The latter decision only stood for six days, but in that time the state GOP managed to donate $500,000 to gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill’s campaign. A ProPublica report published this fall also linked ATP to potential illegal campaign coordination activities in the 2008 and 2010 Montana elections. The suspicions stemmed from a box of ATP documents found in a meth house in Colorado. The extent of ATP’s campaign activity is still coming to light. Montana’s election brought about a host of new faces in high offices. Now-former Attorney General Steve Bullock, a Democrat, edged out Hill in the state’s gubernatorial race. Bozeman conservative Steve Daines defeated state Rep. Kim Gillan, a Billings Democrat, for the U.S. House seat Rehberg vacated in his bid to oust Tester. Republicans also claimed the Office of Attorney General when Tim Fox trounced Helena attorney Pam Bucy. The

[8] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

The Montana Grizzlies ended the 2012 season by missing the playoffs for the second time in the last three years, falling to Montana State and finishing a lackluster 5-6. It marked the program’s first losing season since 1985, but the more notable losses continued to happen off the field. After reports of sexual assault involving members of the football team—including starting quarterback Jordan Johnson—and concerns over how those reports were handled by the administration, the University of Montana spent much of the year desperately trying to shake its sudden shift in reputation from “Griz Nation” to “Rape Nation.” In January, President Royce Engstrom released an investigation report by former state Supreme Court Justice Diane Barz that stated, “UM has a problem of sexual assault on and off campus and needs to take steps to address it …” Barz’s findings led to the implementation of a new Student-

Cannabis in the courts For Montana’s medical marijuana industry, the year was one of confusion, court appearances and ceaseless legal wrangling. After federal authorities raided dozens of caregivers who believed they were lawfully operating under the state’s medical marijuana law in 2011, the caregivers spent much of 2012 battling the charges. Most former caregivers pleaded guilty and hoped for leniency, but Montana Cannabis partner Chris Williams refused to admit wrongdoing. In September, he pleaded not guilty in federal court to eight felony drug and weapons charges. In the days leading up to his scheduled Jan. 4 sentencing, Williams faced more than 80 years in prison. Then, on Dec. 18, something extraordinary happened. Williams and the U.S. Department of Justice signed off on a post-conviction plea agreement. The highly unusual, if not unprecedented,

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move involved federal prosecutors opting to drop six of eight counts against Williams in exchange for Williams’ agreement that he would not appeal the conviction. Rather than serving life in prison, Williams could serve as few as five years. Williams’ other partners also appeared in court this year. In September, one of the chief architects of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act, Tom Daubert, received five years probation for his involvement with Montana Cannabis. “I am ruined in many respects,” Daubert told Judge Dana Christensen during his sentencing. Richard Flor, the first registered caregiver in the state, received five years in federal custody for his work with Montana Cannabis. He died on Aug. 29 while being transported from Montana to a federal institution. He was 68. A fourth Montana Cannabis partner, Missoula attorney Chris Lindsey, also faces charges and is awaiting his sentencing on Jan. 4. In the meantime, Lindsey, who serves as president of the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, worked to toss out changes to the state’s medical marijuana law made by the 2011 Montana Legislature through a ballot referendum. While that effort failed and former caregivers continue to appear in federal court, Montana’s marijuana advocates haven’t given up. Emboldened by votes to legalize cannabis for recreational use in Washington and Colorado, they’ve initiated a new campaign to legalize marijuana outright, filing the first round of paperwork required to put the issue to voters in 2014. “We don’t have to fight defensively anymore,” cannabis advocate Bob Brigham told the Independent in November. “There’s nothing more they can do to us.”

Worst fire season in a century Montana’s 2012 wildfires burned more acreage than any year since 1910. According to the Northern Rockies Coordination Center, the state’s 2,206 fires burned nearly 1.2 million acres and cost $113 million to suppress. The Ash Creek fire accounted for about 250,000 of those acres, or 391 square miles, devastating timber and grasslands and consuming 39 structures on and surrounding the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana. Closer to Missoula, the Sawtooth Fire west of Hamilton in the Bitterroot National Forest ignited on Aug. 30 and spread over 6,000 acres, leading to evacuation notices for some 400 homes and businesses. The smoke from the Sawtooth and other nearby fires in Montana and Idaho choked both the Bitterroot and Mis-

soula valleys for more than a month. Between Aug. 21 and Oct. 1, the Missoula City-County Health Department issued unhealthy air-quality alerts 25 times.

Superfund for Frenchtown mill This year the Environmental Protection Agency conducted an analysis of the contaminants left behind by a half-century of papermaking at the Frenchtown mill northwest of Missoula. It found a toxic soup of dioxins, furans, arsenic, chromium, lead, methylphenol and other chemicals in high enough concentrations that the agency asked the state for consent to add the 3,200-acre property along the Clark Fork River to the Superfund National Priorities List. The Missoula Board of County Commissioners supported the listing. The commissioners are especially concerned about the site’s 138 acres of sludge ponds and landfills located within the river’s floodplain. “These areas are at risk of a catastrophic release by a large flood,” they wrote in a letter to the Schweitzer administration in late November. Schweitzer responded by granting consent on Dec. 17. A Superfund listing means the government can sue all prior landowners to pay for the cleanup, but figuring out who actually pays promises to be a complicated and drawn-out process. The current owner is the Illinois-based Green Investment Group, which, when it acquired the mill last year, absolved Smurfit-Stone (now owned by RockTenn) of all environmental liability.

Contentious council debates Another year, another series of spirited debates in Missoula City Council’s chambers. In fact, with some issues, those spirited debates prompted outright confrontation.

walks. For more than 100 years, the law has required homeowners to foot the bill for for sidewalk construction, with tabs at times topping $10,000. That changed in September when council successfully created a new cost-sharing mechanism—drawing funds from Missoula’s roads district, an

their colleagues retaliated against them for bringing forward evidence of wrongdoing within the department, ranging from a deputy’s lies about serving as a U.S. Marine to several officers’ involvement in a poaching group known as the “Coyote Club.” The plaintiffs claim that the defendants—Sheriff Jay Doyle, Undersheriff Dan Yonkin, and officers Mike Sargeant and Dan Duryee— acted “in concert and with criminal purpose,” violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. Depositions were completed this month, and a trial is expected to begin in March 2013. Meanwhile, in April, the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council, or POST, a quasi-judicial board that polices the police, served certification revocation notices to Sargeant, Duryee and five other Lake County cops. Those cases are pending. They became more complicated in August when the POST Council placed POST Director Wayne Ternes, who led the investigations of the seven officers, on leave while he himself was investigated for what Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir, president of the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police, termed a “power grab.”

Pippin found

Nearly two years to the day after Noah Pippin disappeared into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, search and rescue volunteers with the Lewis and Clark County SherThe gay bashing Photo by Chad Harder iff ’s Office found Pippin’s rethat wasn’t After the EPA found a toxic soup of contaminants at the Frenchtown mill northwest mains near the Chinese Wall on Joseph Baken of Billings, 22, told of Missoula, the site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List. Aug. 24. Authorities had long police that he was celebrating his birthquestioned whether Pippin, a forday on Aug. 5 at a downtown Missoula mer Marine with three tours in The biggest fights and the longest last- already established tax—to ease the burden bar when, after inquiring about where he Iraq, had committed suicide in the backing discussions focused on how Missoula on property owners. could find a gay club, he was lured outside country. Sheriff Leo Dutton promptly should grow. For instance, on Dec. 10, Another piece of legislation that will dismissed the theory after reviewing the and beaten up by three men.

 there was a tense moment between Mis- leave immediate and tangible effects on loWithin 24 hours, the Facebook page soula City councilmen Bob Jaffe and Jon cals is the November passage of Missoula’s scene of Pippin’s death. Pippin, it apWipe Out Homophobia, with its more than Wilkins that came during a public hearing cellphone ban. The ordinance now makes pears, got caught in a fall snowstorm 480,000 “likes,” posted a picture of a clearly on whether to allow accessory dwelling it illegal to use a hand-held device while while clambering across a scree slope. injured Baken. The post drew outrage from units, or “granny flats,” in Missoula’s resi- driving or biking. When the law takes full Dutton told the Indy in August that Pipacross the nation and, in Missoula, 560 peodential neighborhoods. Jaffe accused effect early next year, chatty scofflaws will pin died from exposure. ple signed up to attend a pub crawl to supThe discovery put to rest a widely Wilkins of spreading misinformation about be fined $100. Subsequent violations will port victims of homophobic violence. publicized mystery. Pippin’s disappearthe issue stemming from, as Jaffe put it, be even costlier. But Baken made up the story. The Inance had prompted a string of media sto“unbelievable ignorance” or “deception.” dependent obtained a video showing how ries, from an Indy cover story in 2011 to Wilkins didn’t take kindly to the accusation, Baken sustained the injuries: doing a backan episode of Discovery Channel’s “DisLake County cops especially since he wasn’t present in counflip off a Higgins Avenue curb and landing appeared” to an article in Outside Magacil chambers at the time. “Don’t do that to in court on his face. The video showed an uninjured zine last spring. In every instance, Pippin’s In late 2011, the Independent reme again,” Wilkins said. “You got it?” Baken at 2:30 in the morning—one hour parents held out hope that their son was ported on wide-ranging allegations of mis“Are you threatening me, Jon?” Jaffe after the time he told law enforcement that still alive, and insisted that the search for conduct involving several law replied. he had been assaulted. Before launching him continue. The family gathered in HeThe exchange marked one of the enforcement officers in Lake County, allefrom the curb, a clearly intoxicated Baken year’s livelier moments in council cham- gations those officers repeatedly denied. lena in late November for a ceremony said, “For Olympic gold!” bers, and seemed in line with a generally Now the officers are defending themselves honoring members of two separate search Two days after Baken reported the beatcrews who had combed the Bob. There, hostile debate that spilled into local opin- in federal court. ing to police, he pleaded guilty in Missoula In February, five current and former they said that while grief over Noah’s ion pages and Jaffe’s weekly listserv. Municipal Court to misdemeanor filing of a officers in the Lake County Sheriff ’s De- death is significant, they’re relieved to fiThe other thorny growth issue infalse report. He received a suspended 180partment filed suit alleging that four of nally have answers. volved how the city should pay for sideday jail sentence and paid a $300 fine.

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Drowning in idiocy What is it about crazy legislative ideas in the West? by Paul VanDevelder

The West that you and I know and love has more than its share of crackpots and nincompoops. Jowls tremble as their latest cockamamie idea about the world curls itself around their brainstems like flesh-eating centipedes. Then, every two years or so, we round up these folks in old yellow school buses, assign each one a campaign manager and elect the weirdest of the bunch to our state legislatures. In keeping with this sacred tradition, the Montana Senate distinguished itself last year by passing a bill permitting people to use spears to hunt for moose. Ten minutes after the bill sailed through the chamber on a cold February night, laughter could be heard rolling across the High Plains from the direction of Minneapolis and Chicago. (The bill later died in a House committee.) This is part of the interest we pay for a solemn compact westerners struck with our eastern cousins a century ago. We agree to tolerate their patronizing, and in return they let us keep drawing two federal dollars out of the national treasury for every dollar we put in. Moreover, it’s a valuable civics lesson, one that reminds us of our place in this messy democracy. We chip in, offering them our steaks, some beer, the Mustang Ranch and the entertainment value of our politicians, and they respond by building our highways, schools, hospitals, dams and bridges. On balance, it seems like a pretty sweet deal. But now and then along comes a notion so outlandish that it sucks all of that clean mountain air right out of our lungs and leaves us limp with hypoxia. Such a moment is upon us, and, surprise: It’s about water. Faced with an alarming and growing gap between projected supply and demand on the Colorado River, the Bureau of Reclamation has announced that it is seriously studying an idea first floated by an earlier gang of politicians in the 1960s. The plan is to divert 600,000

acre-feet of Missouri River water, via pipeline, from the far eastern side of Kansas to reservoirs in Denver. When this notion first breached the surface of civil discourse 50 years ago, it was one of the rare times that the laughter actually reversed course and flowed from West to East. Wyoming Gov. Leslie Miller, in summarizing the final report of the Hoover Commission study on federal water policy in the West—a study requested and funded by the U.S. Con-

“It’s a crazy idea, and in the West, that’s just enough to make it plausible to the kind of guys who would hunt moose with spears.” gress—described the Bureau of Reclamation as the largest group of thieves and scoundrels ever assembled under one roof. After building some 100,000 dams and nearly bankrupting the national treasury, the nation’s two water agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation and Army Corps of Engineers, retreated into the shadows for half a century. It took that long to pay off the damage. In the Central Utah Project alone, American taxpayers spent $3,953 per acre to irrigate alfalfa fed to cows that were sold to Japan.

When it comes to water, wrote Marc Reisner in his seminal work on Western water, Cadillac Desert, it will always flow uphill toward money, and “logic and reason never figure prominently in the scheme of things.” Some things never change. As Rose Davis, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Reclamation, explained to the New York Times recently, the idea of piping Missouri River water 600 miles uphill to Denver is one that resurfaced when the agency started looking at its options for hydrating the 25 million or so people who depend on the Colorado River. When it became clear to the agency that the usual sources of water were going to fall far short of demand, the agency experienced a serious wake-up call. According to Davis, “We threw open the doors (to new ideas) and said, ‘Bring it on, nothing is too silly.’” Half-awake passengers in those old yellow school buses have to know that the West is headed for a colossal train wreck over water. Climate change has already pushed existing models of resource allocation into uncharted territory. Nobody dares to estimate how much this pipeline would cost, but Reisner calculated that it would take the electricity generated by six nuclear power plants just to run the pumps for this Missouri River scheme. It’s a crazy idea, and in the West, that’s just enough to make it plausible to the kind of guys who would hunt moose with spears. Let the laughter—and the check-writing—begin.

Paul VanDevelder is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He lives in Portland, Ore., and is the author of Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory.

missoulanews.com • December 27 – January 3, 2013 [11]

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN – Authorities intercepted two boxes containing 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine being shipped to the Philippines via FedEx, but they couldn’t identify the sender until Gabriel Uribe-Bautista, 37, of Redwood City, Calif., called FedEx two weeks later asking why his packages hadn’t arrived, and gave his name and whereabouts. (Palo Alto Daily News) Sheriff’s deputies summoned to an address in Stuart, Fla., charged Stephen Bates, 28, with threatening his neighbor with a chain saw. A witness heard him declare, “I am going to kill you. I am going to (expletive) kill you,” The attack ended abruptly when Bates was unable to start the chain saw. (Treasure Coast’s TCPalm)

NAMING RIGHTS – The Weather Channel announced it is “the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms.” TWC, which claims a 76 percent share of the U.S. weather audience, assumes other media and the government will also use its names. The announcement said names will follow a Greek-Roman theme, starting with Athena, Brutus and Caesar, and be assigned to any storm with the potential “to produce disruptive impacts including snowfall, ice, wind and temperature.” One of TWC’s few competitors, AccuWeather, didn’t mention assigning its own names but expressed concern “about the lack of strict criteria with naming winter storms.” TWC meteorologist Bryan Norcross said having everyone use TWC’s name “will mean fewer surprises and more preparation,” making bad weather safer. (The Washington Post) LETTER OF THE LAW – Officials stopped Dana Crow-Smith from handing out free water at an art event in downtown Phoenix, Ariz., claiming she violated the city’s “mobile vendor” ordinance. It bans vendors from “giving away goods, wares, or merchandise or food” while standing on private property. Crow-Smith, who believes she was standing on a public sidewalk but concedes she might have inadvertently stepped onto a private lot, said she was publicly expressing her Christian faith by giving passersby water, not selling it, but City Manager David Cavazos said her giveaway was unfair to merchants who paid for permits to sell food and drink at the event. (The Arizona Republic) MISTAKES WERE MADE – Julia Garcia claimed she was Christmas shopping at a Wal-Mart store in San Antonio, Texas, and handed a $100 bill to the cashier, who informed her the bill was fake and tore it in half “without performing any counterfeit detection test.” When Garcia complained, the cashier called the manager. Garcia showed him a second $100 bill, which he tore up. The manager then detained Garcia and called police. She said she was held for four hours at the front of the store, where store employees informed curious shoppers that Garcia was caught passing fake money. Police determined the bills were genuine and told the manager to give Garcia $200. She then filed a complaint asking $74,900 in damages from the store. (Britain’s Daily Mail)

BEAUTY UNDER THE SKIN – A 46-year-old woman died and three others were hospitalized after receiving a beauty treatment at a Hong Kong clinic. The procedure involves blood transfusions and is being tested as a cancer treatment. Until it’s approved, however, it is being used for cosmetic purposes, according to Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority, which reported the woman died of septic shock. (Associated Press)

JOB INSECURITY – Robots are taking jobs from dolphins working for the Navy. Starting in 2017, the service will replace 24 of its 80 mine-hunting dolphins with 12-foot unmanned vehicles. The robots can be made quickly and used instantly, whereas dolphins need seven years of training before they’re able to warn of undersea mines and terrorist divers. The displaced dolphins will join sea lions as port security guards. (Associated Press) CRIME EVENTUALLY PAYS – Austrian police who arrested Otto Neuman in 1993 for stealing more than $240,000, plus gold bars and gold coins, from the Vienna bank he managed, recovered only $82,000 and the gold. The gold went to the bank’s insurance company and the cash to Austria’s Justice Ministry. Neuman served three and a half years in prison. This fall, court officials notified Neuman’s lawyer, Herbert Eichenseder, that his client was entitled to the stolen money. The bank wouldn’t take it because the insurance company had compensated it in full. The insurance company declined it, saying the increase in the gold’s value more than covered what it paid to the bank. After locating Neuman, now 63, Eichenseder reported, “To say that he was surprised was an understatement, but he provided his bank account details, and the money has now been transferred.” (Austrian Times)

UNDER THE LAW’S NOSE – A thief robbed a Hobart hotel where dozens of police officers, gathered from all over New Zealand for the National Police Football Championships, were busy drinking. They didn’t notice a hotel employee chasing the suspect, who stole a few hundred dollars from a cash drawer in another part of the hotel when the worker stepped away for a moment. The suspect escaped, but police promised, “His arrest is imminent. We have good CCTV footage.” (Hobart’s The Mercury)

NEW TWIST ON FLASHING – A bartender called police in Athens, Ohio, to report a man outside in the middle of the afternoon put a Taser down his pants and was “acting like it was his penis.” According to the police report, “When people would walk by, he would shock it at them and would come as close as arm’s reach from them and set the Taser off. He scared a few girls so much they crossed the street to get away.” (Athens Banner-Herald) BETTER THAN FEMA TRAILERS – New York City spent just under $1 million for 120 hotel rooms that sat empty after Hurricane Sandy. The Department of Homeless Services reserved the rooms at the midtown-Manhattan Milford Plaza Hotel in case more displaced people wanted them, but none applied. The city, which relocated people from temporary shelters to 29 other hotels, expects FEMA to reimburse it. (The Wall Street Journal) WHO READS SIGNS? – After two women entered Detroit’s Eastern District police headquarters last year carrying three hand grenades in a shopping bag, the station posted a sign on the door: “NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (including hand grenades).” This November, a man brought a grenade in a flowerpot into the building. “I met him at the door,” Officer Willie Soles said, “and he said he found it under his mother’s porch.” After evacuating the building, including about 30 prisoners, the bomb squad and Homeland Security personnel removed the grenade and detonated it. (The Detroit News) Compiled from mainstream news sources by Roland Sweet.

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Since being hired in 2010, University of Montana President Royce Engstrom has had a tough go of it. The Department of Justice, National Collegiate Athletic Association and Department of Education are each investigating how the university has handled a series of sexual assault allegations. With no sheep in sight, a border collie at Bangtail Dog Rescue works a Frisbee.

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Photo by Steele Williams

Freeride mountain bikers spoke with the Indy at length this summer about their continued frustrations with state and federal agencies. Despite advances in bike technology that allow cyclists to ride steeper, more technical terrain, many trails frequented by local cyclists remain illegal. Mountain bikers continue their quest of creating an extreme—but legal—trail system.

[14] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

The March 19 relocation of 63 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck Reservation proved unpopular with neighboring ranchers. A district court judge soon ruled against any future wild bison transport in the state.

Photo by Alex Sakariassen

Eric Samsoe takes the express lane down the Bitterroot Range’s Saint Joseph Peak.

Photo by Chad Harder

Two dozen bear rugs line the shelves at Darby’s Big Bear Taxidermy before being shipped in late January to customers across the country.

On the cover: A crowd at Forward Montana’s election results party at the Elk’s Club reacts during President Barack Obama’s reelection victory speech. Photo by Eric Oravsky Photo by Chad Harder

missoulanews.com • December 27 – January 3, 2013 [15]

Colton Wilson, 22, is incarcerated at the Crossroads Correctional Facility in Shelby for felony assault with a weapon. Wilson is one of a growing number of mentally ill people behind bars.

Sen. Max Baucus hoists a wall at a low-income homebuilding project in Missoula on Aug. 7. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the controversial Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” a sweeping reform of the country’s health insurance system authored chiefly by Baucus.

Photo by Chad Harder

In overseeing the largest online permaculture forum in the world, Paul Wheaton promotes foregoing conventional gardening and green building techniques for ecological designs that take cues from Mother Nature.

Photo by Chad Harder

Photo by Chad Harder

An autumn view of Flathead Lake from the parking lot of Polson’s Subway.

Photo by Chad Harder

[16] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

Mamalode publisher and longtime Missoula resident Elke Govertson thrives in controlled chaos. Her publication was named “America’s Best Parenting Magazine in Print” this year by Lisa Stone, CEO and cofounder of the website BlogHer, which draws 40 million unique visitors a month.

Photo by Chad Harder

A late afternoon thunderstorm builds over Swan Peak, the namesake range’s highest at 9,289 feet.

Photo by Steele Williams

Tom Maclay saw his 3,000-acre family ranch at the base of Lolo Peak auctioned off on the Missoula County Courthouse steps in February, all but killing his decade-long quest to build the controversial Bitterroot Resort.

Photo by Chad Harder

Despite a brutal headwind, riders in the 2012 RATPOD raised nearly $500,000 for Camp Mak-a-Dream by biking 130 miles around the Pioneer Mountains on June 22.

Photo by Chad Harder

missoulanews.com • December 27 – January 3, 2013 [17]

A powerful March 28 storm brought 55 mph winds, toppling trees from Hamilton to Missoula and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. This Ford Bronco, parked on the UM campus, received an unexpected garland.

Photo by Chad Harder

Arrowleaf balsamroot reach toward the sun in Missoula’s North Hills in early May. A blanket of the native flowers covers Missoula’s hills with a brilliant yellow every spring.

Photo by Chad Harder

An elk hunter uses a bike and trailer to access more remote parts of the Lolo National Forest.

Photo by Chad Harder

Sue Holden pulls a cart full of garbage across the Missoula County Fairgrounds while cleaning up after Western Montana fairgoers. Holden found a truck tire, an unmatched shoe, an empty wallet, a bucket of pickles and Easter egg hunt remnants.

Photo by Chad Harder

[18] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

A gaggle of Canadian geese cruise through downtown Missoula before landing on the Clark Fork River in late January.

Photo by Chad Harder

Pearl Jam rocks a sold-out Adams Center on Sept. 30 with a 29-song performance benefiting U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s reelection campaign.

Photo by Michelle Gustafson

Andy Hartnett kicks up a rooster tail of beer and water during the Montana Snowbowl Pond Skim in late March.

Photo by Chad Harder

Missoula native Sam Schultz charges the “A line” on his way to a first-place finish at the second annual Missoula XC at Marshall Mountain on July 14. The nine-time World Championship team member later took 15th place in the mountain bike race at the London Summer Olympics. Photo by Chad Harder

missoulanews.com • December 27 – January 3, 2013 [19]

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2012 ARTS IN REVIEW

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t’s always odd to look back and see how individual events—whether they be small or dramatic— can be summed up to characterize an entire year. In the Missoula arts scene, a lot has happened in 2012. In typical cyclical fashion, show venues have disappeared and newer ones have surfaced. New books and films have needled their ways into our psyches and made us think about politics and money and love. Here we give you the lowdown on the most memorable moments our arts writers experienced this year, plus a list of the biggest events that impacted the arts community. Ringing out

Even in a blizzard, Ringing Out is a victory for Missoula theater by Erika Fredrickson

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here was a snow storm in January that turned the valley into what looked like a pixelated black and white film. Going out in it required dedication—bundling up, window scraping, heat blasting in the car, careful maneuvering down snow-clogged streets. Traffic lights glowed dimly in the white, windwhipped air. There were plenty of bars to visit, but this night I made my way to the Crystal Theatre to watch Ringing Out, a post-apocalyptic play focused on a bomb shelter and Christmas (though the holidays were already over). I had spent my holiday in balmy, sleepy Jacksonville, Fla., with in-laws, which was a fun change from my usual wintry holiday season. But now, post-season, packing into the theater with a large group of ruddyfaced people in layers of coats, scarves and hats, with Christmas lights still up around town, with so much snow and ice outside, with us drinking wine inside—ah! This felt like the holidays. Despite extreme conditions,

the play sold out and late-arriving theater-goers were turned away at the door. It felt like a victory. Ringing Out, written by Missoula writer Josh Wagner and directed by Rebecca Schaffer, was moving. I’d already seen a dress rehearsal of it, but this time everything—props and set—was in order. The story is about three people who end up in a bunker after the world ends, and a stranger who changes their lives. It’s about being afraid of a changing world, and for good reason. But also it’s about how being afraid keeps you from imagining the future. During the show, the audience warmed. The ice melted underneath our boots. We laughed. We gasped. Wagner’s piece proved that we have some pretty amazing writers in this town who can create a mood and an imaginative story. That night, in particular, was a perfect storm of talent and weather that made it even more thrilling. Due to its popularity, Ringing Out was extended five more days.

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The same phenomenon happened just last week when Ringing Out’s director, Schaffer, put on Crime in a Madhouse, a horror play at the Zootown Arts Community Center basement. For that production, audiences swapped their winter jackets for lab coats and sipped on absinthe while actors created a foreboding experience involving cackling crones and eye gouging—all done artfully, in a way that would have made Edward Gorey grin. In our year-end-review of 2011, the Indy reported that the Montana Actors’ Theatre, a professional theater company that often staged edgy, artful plays, as well as the occasional classic, had gone on hiatus. It was sad to think that we’d lost a group that was so committed to experimental theater. Over the course of 2012, though, I’ve enjoyed a variety of plays from Montana Rep and the University of Montana’s School of Theater and Dance. And in MAT’s absence, we’ve had other independent theater

artists fill the void. Amy Martin’s work-in-progress, Reserve and Green, was a totally engaging post-apocalypic musical to behold, and the Missoula Actors’ Guild’s production of Waiting for Godot exceeded all expectations with its handful of highly amusing actors. Funny enough, a lot of these productions hinted at the end of the world, but not in a depressing way. Ringing Out, as chilling and uncomfortable as it could sometimes be, was also about the day-to-day things we should be grateful for. I write this year-in-review piece on Dec. 21, the day the world is supposed to end. If it does, well, we’ve done a good job of making our final year a great one, right? But it won’t end. I’m looking forward to another year of this kind of powerful theater—the kind that compels us to go outside and have fun, despite what the weather brings. arts@missoulanews.com

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The rise and fall of indie venues in 2012 by Kate Whittle

People bitch all the time about how the music scene in their town used to be better. Clue: It never was. It just seemed like that while you were the carefree 20-something pounding 40s and chasing tail. Scenes ebb and flow, venues close and open, bands quit and new ones form. Nostalgia mostly serves to hold us back. So let us not be overly nostalgic for the Lab, even though it would be easy. Missoula’s preeminent punk house—a show venue, anarchist collective and living space—lasted about 10 years hosting local and out-oftown miscreants blasting loud and irreverent noises. A spacious, multi-bedroom home, by the end it was health-hazard grimy and the yard was strewn with broken bottles. Punk houses are wonderful things, as long as you don’t live there. It serves as both the show venue and the afterparty, all rolled into one filthy package. The Lab ended this summer when the property company kicked out the tenants to renovate it, and the last hurrah was a riotous Total Fest afterparty with several bands, including Brain Tumors, Guantanamo Bay-

watch, Tenement, Funeral and the Twilight, that went into the morning hours. While the Lab is kaput, two venues have really come into their own. First, Zoo City Apparel, which offers earlier, all-ages shows in an expansive space. The host of killer bands that graced Zoo City this year included Mike Watt and the Missingmen and Thee Oh Sees on back-toback nights. A rare week goes by that a touring band or Thursday night residency isn’t going down at the “Ole Beck” VFW on Main Street, home of the mighty 32-ounce dad can and some of the most welcoming (and forgiving) bar staff in town. The VFW hosted one show that stands out in particular, a one-off punk covers tribute in May starring the Total Combined Weight fellas doing Minor Threat’s discography. All kinds of riffraff showed up, lured by the timeless appeal of ’80s hardcore, and packed the VFW with dancing and sweaty bodies. They then partied into the wee hours afterward. If you had, say, just moved back to town a few days prior and were powerfully reminded how welcoming and friendly this town can be, it was all the better.

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Partying down at the Top Hat’s closing night by Jed Nussbaum

Cigarette Burlesque Girls perform at the Top Hat.

I don’t remember the first band I saw at the Top Hat. All I remember is that I was an 18-year-old newbie to Missoula, I danced my lily-white ass off, and I went back to my dorm room covered in sweat and smelling like somebody coughed up a pack of cigarettes all over me. I used the same early arrival, backdoor entry technique (sorry kids, but they’ve wised up to that trick since then) to see countless bands in the years before I reached legal drinking age. The changes the Garr family made to their father’s bar over the past few years have been dramatic. This year, the dance floor was again expanded and a cozy smoking patio added in the back alley. The bar filled up early for First Friday DIY Bazaars and basement galleries—including an exhibition of the family’s collection of Jay Rummel works. The focus, though, remained on the music, and some of the year’s best shows were at the Top Hat. Lynx spun a seductive web of exotic electronic noises for the Pisces party in March. Charlie Parr’s possessed, soul-baring moans made the entire audience hold their breath

in rapt attention one moment and stomp through the soles of their shoes at another. The Melvins’ September stop on their world-record tour was too short for the ticket price, but remained the heaviest, loudest show I’ve ever seen in that venue. The Garrs sold the Top Hat to an entrepreneur named Nick Checota this fall, who closed the bar in November for renovations. My band, Dodgy Mountain Men, was privileged to play the closing “Clear the Kegs” party, an event that stands out as one of the best nights of my life. Over 700 people came through the door to dance, drink and catch a final glimpse of the end of an era for the iconic bar. Tap lines ran dry early on but people stayed to soak up every last moment. The view from the stage—the sweat and smiles of the people that have defined the venue’s character over the years—was exhilarating. Tobacco-stained sentimentality and far-flung rumors about the proposed remodel aside, if that same spirit filters back through the doors in March to support live music, the heart and soul of the Top Hat will remain alive and well.

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A look back at the big shows of 2012, including a rash of 1990s acts and T-Pain by Jason McMackin

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s the self-crowned King of the ’90s and longtime lover/partner to MTV VJ Kennedy, it is my duty to discuss how the mid-1990s crash-landed into Missoula this past year and choked our fair burg with that nasty old carcinogen: nostalgia. At the Wilma Theatre, we had a last-minute visit from Uncle Fester and his Smashing Pumpkins Revue. The Missoula Internet lost its mind and the show sold out quickly. To hell with blowhard Billy Corgan—Give me Gish or give me death! Anywho, Corgan made do with a new crew of doppelgangers and weirdos who replaced the original line-up, not to mention a cache of easily recognizable tunes. Giving Corgan your money in 2012 is like drinking a recently discovered Coors Light Party Ball™ and expecting it to be as good as it was 1992. To boot, 45th-wave ska band Reel Big Fish performed at the Wilma as well, and played that 1996 song about selling out called “Sell Out.” Many former high school concert band horn players enjoyed it, no doubt. Speaking of No Doubt, they are a band from the ’90s with a recent release, but haven’t played here since 1996. However, there was one big fat rock show that ruled the mediascape in 2013: Pearl Jam with opener Mudhoney at the Adams Center. The crowd that stood in line for 45 to 90 minutes to buy a fresh Pearl Jam T-shirt wasn’t geared up for a ’90s revival necessarily; there were too few Guatemalan textiles, flannels or cool berets, and too many Pearl Jam T-shirts tucked into belted jeans, which as a rule is never ever, ever acceptable dress. Cool guy alert! I saw Pearl Jam when they opened for Alice in Chains as Mookie Blaylock in February 1991. Some idiots in the crowd threw smashed Hamm’s cans at them at one point during a cover of a John Lennon song. The idiots are certainly sorry for that. I also saw Mudhoney back in the day (ahem, several times, ahem-ahem) and at the Adams Center show they were nearly as fun to watch (and way less drunk). But to quote a 1986 Monkees’ hit, “that was then, this now...” The sedate(d) crowd was there to see Pearl Jam and the fact that Mudhoney singer/guitarist Mark Arm could still high-kick as he did back in ’91 meant nothing to most of them. They restlessly waited to hear a “hit” while a fine rock and roll outfit kicked out the jams (literally). This is why large-scale Adams Center-type shows are often dull. It isn’t the bands’ fault; it’s the awkward social scene. It’s people who want to sit the whole show fighting with people who want to stand. It’s the 25minute wait for beer inside a well-lit gymnasium. It’s the too-drunk dads grinding against the moms during the outro of “Alive” and the moms grinding back. Tell you what, though, that Pearl Jam has a singer named Eddie that can keep the crowd rapt, even when he tells a lame dick joke.

And Eddie has a lot in common with my guy, T-Pain. Facts are facts, friends, and the finest show and performance of the year went down back in February, and it starred none other than producing and hit-writing powerhouse T-Pain. Yes, the undisputed king of Auto-Tune. The guy who helped create the soundtrack to the aughts. It was the last date of the tour. He performed snippets of many of the 47 Top40 hits he wrote or collaborated on, including “Bartender,” “I’m a Flirt,” “Buy U a Drank” and “I’m in Luv With a Stripper.” Oh, yeah, and he did Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” because, why not? The ’90s are back, after all. He smoked and he joked. He juked around his dancers, obviously getting winded. The young crowd ate it up for the first 90 minutes. Then T-Pain, whose brand has been flagging in pop culture land as of late, went on an extended homily about the music industry, about how he made other “motherfuckers” famous, about how hard he worked, about how the whole system wasn’t fair. The crowd grew restless and began to sally on back to the dorms or their parents’ houses. TPain carried on until most had left, sweat leaking through his shirt, his voice cracking from the fatigue of talking and the fatigue of giving all of himself to a few thousand people. The kids, they had no time for nostalgia, only time for the next moment. T-Pain seemed to know his time was up; he went out like a boss. arts@missoulanews.com

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[22] Missoula Independent • December 27 – January 3, 2013

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Chasing Ice

How technology catapulted two films this year by Nick Davis

This year was, by most any barometer, a banner year in cinema. Low-budget and “smart” films went toe-to-toe with standard big-studio blockbusters and more than held their own, both at the box office and in the hearts of moviegoers worldwide. But when I look back at the year in movies, the thing that sticks with me most is the incredible impact of ever-evolving technology on the industry. The game is changing in a huge way, and that change is quite literally a wonder to behold. From a viewing standpoint, the proliferation of super-theaters (like the Carmike 12’s “Big D”) provides an audience experience that would have been unimaginable a mere 10 years ago. Plush and spacious seating, screens large and crisp enough to dominate every possible field of vision, and audio so full and multi-directional as to make it seem like it’s coming from inside your own head are enough to make the verb “watch” obsolete. You very nearly live these movies. Assuming the goal of the cinema theater industry was to re-establish the experience gap between snuggling on the couch watching a Blu-Ray or on-demand HD flick and hauling your ass (complete with wallet) out to the cineplex, they’ve succeeded in spades. In a much more important sense, developing production technology continues to put high-end capabilities into the hands of more and more filmmakers. While that has had, and will continue to have, a positive effect on fiction films, the real benefit here is to documentary filmmakers. Never before has a more highly evolved set of tools been available to a more creative and diverse group, and the results are gloriously evident in non-cineplexes and film festivals everywhere. In fact, the two most enduring films I saw in 2012 were the crown jewels of local documentary festivals:

Chasing Ice, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s Best Feature, and Bidder 70, the CINE Fest’s Best in Festival film about Tim DeChristopher, the college student who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas lease auction in 2008. These movies are hugely compelling portraits of remarkable individuals confronting extraordinary circumstances of their own making. With-

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Two books that defined my 2012 by Molly Laich

May 2012 I read J. Robert Lennon’s novel Familiar by goddamn candlelight in a shack in a backyard. That’s not true. There was an extension chord and a lamp, but it still got cold at night and the experience felt rustic and serious. The novel is a domestic horror story that considers the unthinkable: What would it be like to live out an alternate reality wherein you’ve ruined your life and your children no longer talk to you?

June 2012 I was on a greyhound from Portland, Ore., back to Missoula. Before that I’d been in Austin, Texas, visiting a man I thought I was going to marry, but nothing worked out and now I was taking the long way home. I started the trip thinking my life was going to be one way, and then there I was on a dirty bus, headed right back to where I started. Looking out the window for too long is dangerous. The white, spinning windmills are sharp and terrifying; watching them, your mind can go to unwelcome places. I started reading my friend Mark Sundeen’s book,

I read this book knowing that I was going to move to Austin in a month and get married. My new husband was going to reverse his vasectomy. We were going to have kids and they would never grow to hate us. On May 24, I interviewed Lennon, and off the record I told him, “I wanted to mention that you’ve been one of my heroes for a while precisely because it seems to me that you enjoy your work and your life, and I want to be like you.” The Man Who Quit Money, somewhere around the Oregon border and I didn’t put it down until I finished in Lolo. The book isn’t just about how Daniel Suelo gets along without money—it’s about a man trying to figure out the best way to be good. Suelo has vision and guts, and his story reminded me that my life is bigger than a failed trip to Texas. Reading The Man Who Quit Money made my broken engagement hurt less. I sent Mark an email from the bus: “I turned on the overhead light toward the very end, while people around me were napping—that’s how serious. I loved it so much. I feel like it was written for me.”

More of the year that was • In late February, Aaron Bolton, a young, vibrant music supporter, friend to many and part owner of the Badlander-Palace complex, died unexpectedly in Seattle. His father, Randy Bolton, gave a moving speech to a packed crowd at the Badlander. “We’re all in Aaron’s house now,” he said. Bands who played the memorial included Mike & Rick, whose members were Bolton’s former roommates and childhood friends. Bolton had long been a mover and shaker in the electronic music scene, as well as a drummer for several rock bands. The impact and consequences of his absence are still being felt at the Badlander-Palace complex and beyond. • Code of the West, a documentary about marijuana policy reform, received a special in-progress sneakpeek screening at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February. Three months later, a finished version showed at the Wilma Theatre and included a postscript about medical marijuana advocate Tom Daubert, who was, at the time, facing a prison sentence. • Missoula bands Stellarondo and Butter, along with members of Grandfatherglen and Next Door Prison Hotel, provided original music for three films at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: the 1921 film Manhatta, the 1927 film Berlin: Symphony of a Great City and Missoula artist Andy Smetanka’s newest silhouette short, To The West. • In May, Townsquare Media took over programming at the metal and hard rock station The Blaze, much to the chagrin of fans. The change had listeners in a fit on Facebook when the station started playing more mainstream bands like Nickelback over underground and local metal musicians. • Several major Missoula Kickstarter campaigns received funding this year, including filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis’ documentary of The Gourds, which received over $47,000.

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• The University of Montana Dance Program performed “MEAT” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., marking the second time in two years local dancers represented the region at The National College Dance Festival. The piece was choreographed by UM alumnus Brian Gerke and his Icelandic dance partner Steinunn Ketilsdóttir. • George R. R. Martin, the author of the highly addictive Game of Thrones books, made an appearance at MisCon, Missoula’s annual science and fantasy convention. Fans stood in long lines to get him to sign books and took turns sitting in the iron throne that was carted into town from the HBO television series based on his writing. • Frontier Space, a back alley gallery in downtown Missoula, hosted a May First Friday show called Triennial Refusés, an exhibit of works from artists who were rejected from the Missoula Art Museum’s Triennial show. The “rejects” included some pretty hot names such as ceramicist Brandon Reintjes (of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture) and photographer Lucy Capehart. The idea was based on the French salon des refuses tradition, which provided a rebellious alternative to the juried-asusual art institutions. • Dana Gallery celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual plein air event, during which artists spread across town and throughout western Montana to paint landscapes in the open air. • JK Simmons, the actor who’s played several film and television characters including the gruff, cigar-smoking newspaper editor from Spider-Man, joined the Missoula Symphony Orchestra for its Veterans Day salute. • Stand-up comic Chris Fairbanks, a Missoula native, and musician/comic Reggie Watts, who grew up in Great Falls, performed a double-bill at the Badlander on Dec. 18. The sold-out show featured a string of Montana-specific jokes, ranging from the origins of “Zootown” to the prices and aesthetics at the Photo Goodby Food Store.Gustafson Michelle

[film] LINCOLN Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in this biopic about the United States’ greatest president as he struggles with the war, emancipation of the slaves, his cabinet and his family. Starring DayLewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn. Rated PG13. Carmike 12.

NOW PLAYING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D Brought to you by James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia), this film is a visual mouthful of people in skintight suits doing ethereal acrobatics. Starring Erica Linz, Dallas Barnett and Lutz Halbhubner. Rated PG. Carmike 12.

PLAYING FOR KEEPS A former mega-jock tries to get his life together by coaching his young son’s soccer team, but lo and behold a sexy soccer mom tries to keep him from becoming the man he wants to be. Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid. Rated PG-13. Village 6.

DJANGO UNCHAINED Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter, seeks out his wife in the antebellum south. It’s about to get real violent up in here. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Opens Christmas Day. Village 6. R.

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS After the evil little twit Pitch tries to destroy the hopes and dreams of the world’s children, the Immortal Guardians get in cahoots to take him on. Nobody messes with the Easter Bunny, not now, not ever. Starring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher. Rated PG. Carmike 12 and Pharaohplex.

THE GUILT TRIP Unlikely road trippers Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) and his mom (Barbra Streisand) head across country to sell Brewster’s latest invention. I hope the invention is a plot creator for films. Also starring Kathy Najimy. Rated PG-13. Village 6 and Pharaohplex. HITCHCOCK Alfred Hitchcock and his wife fall in love during the filming of Pyscho, ‘nuff said. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13. Pharaohplex and Wilma. JACK REACHER Jack Reacher knows you best be as ruthless and cunning as your opponent. And he is. This dude is the kind of crime investigator that makes the bad guys’ sheets sweaty. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharohplex and Entertainer. LES MISERABLES After a lifetime on the run in 19th century France, Jean Valjean agrees to care for a young girl and lives are forever changed. Plus, you know, singing. Starring the enchanting Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Rated PG-13. Opens Christmas Day. Carmike 12. MONSTERS INC. 3D In this 3D “update,” the monsters who power the city with fear are invaded by the one thing they fear the most: a child! Oh, the irony. Starring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Jennifer Tilly. Rated G. Carmike 12. PARENTAL GUIDANCE Guess what? Billy Crystal is back! He plays an oldschool grandpa taking care of his grandkids (along with Bette Midler) who are so 21st century with

SKYFALL Bond is back and this time MI6 is under attack. Looks like Great Britain’s best operative may have to take down one of his own in order to save the world. Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12 and Showboat. Mo’ sugar tonight. Searching for Sugar Man continues at the Wilma Theatre.

the technologies and the Innertubes and the Facebooks, oy vey! Also starring the forever beautiful Marisa Tomei. Rated PG. Opens Christmas Day. Carmike 12, Village 6 and Showboat. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN In this documentary, a couple of South Africans seek out the “Latin Bob Dylan,” Sixto Rodriguez, a ’70s rocker who blew up in the African nation after a bootleg recording found its way there 20 years after its recording. Starring Rodriguez, Steve Segerman and Dennis Coffey. Rated PG13. Wilma. THIS IS 40 Men are from Mars and women are into toilet humor in this follow-up to Judd Apatow’s film Knocked Up, which follows the continuing lives (and lack of sex and sexy, sexiness!) of characters Pete and Debbie. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Jason Segel. Rated R. Carmike 12.

CHASING ICE National Geographic photog James Balog uses some epic new time-lapse cameras to document the world’s vanishing ice and makes us all sad. Rated PG-13. Wilma. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Reclaim the treasure stolen by that old dragon Smaug, Bilbo Baggins, and you and your elven friends will be heroes for a millennia! Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Rated PG-13. Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharaohplex and Showboat.

Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! For show times please visit missoulanews.com, contact the theaters telephonically or check theater websites in order to spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12 and Village 6 at 541-7469; Wilma at 7282521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton at 961-FILM; Showboat in Polson and Entertainer in Ronan at 883-5603.

LIFE OF PI Disaster at sea. A boy befriends a Bengal tiger. Adventure abounds. Epic journey. Epic discoveries. Life, man, life! Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain. Rated PG. Carmike 12 and Village 6.

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My epiphany sprang from the crossroads of two lessons learned. One lesson occurred in another country, the other in my kitchen. While traveling in Brazil, I watched a vegetarian chef named Jeu make a potato salad that was held together not by mayonnaise, as one would expect, but by an egg-free, creamy, orange mortar she called carrot mayonnaise. To make it, she steamed five medium-sized carrots until they were well-cooked and let them cool to room temperature. She added a clove of garlic to a blender with a tablespoon of oregano, a 1⁄2-teaspoon of salt and a cup of oil. She blended it all together and added the soft carrots, one by one, letting each carrot liquefy before adding the next. She kept adding carrots until it was too thick to blend. Voilà! For months after my return from Brazil, I dominated potlucks with my carrot mayonnaise. Everybody fell for the orange paste in my bowl. There was carrot mayo with sliced baguette, on pasta and ovenbaked carrot mayo dollops garnishing my favorite meat dishes. It’s not a true mayonnaise because there are no eggs in it. But I call it mayonnaise for two reasons. One, my mentor called it mayonnaise. Two, like true mayonnaise, carrot mayo is good on everything. Perhaps there is no One True Mayo, and perhaps this is for the best. Many have died warring over which god is the one true God, but I know of no one who has died arguing about mayo. With some mind-expanding carrot mayonnaise to guide us into a state of polymayonnaistic love-bliss, maybe we can keep it that way. During the heat of summer I was distracted by so much to eat, and I fell out of touch with carrot mayo. But I reconnected with it after learning of a faux

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Sleigh’r by Ninkasi Brewing HAPPIEST HOUR What you’re drinking: A seasonal “dark double alt” ale from the brewery in Eugene, Ore. Like most winter brews, it packs a punch at 7.2 percent alcohol by volume. Why you’re drinking it: If the promise of a strong malty taste doesn’t pull you in, the hardcore label will. On it, Santa is flashing his rock horns while standing in his sleigh and being pulled by Dasher and co. The name and label font are a clever play off of the venerable thrash metal band known for such Christmas-inspired albums as, um, God Hates Us All. If this beer were a Slayer album it would be: Probably the band’s first recording on Def Jam Records, Reign in Blood, because both are heavy with complex flavors. Unlike the

1986 album, however, Sleigh’r has a bit more of a universal appeal. The deal with Ninkasi: The brewery is relatively new to the Missoula market. Ninkasi started brewing in 2006, but only started distributing in our neck of the woods in March. The name, by the way, comes from the ancient Summarian goddess of fermentation. Where you can find it: Sleigh’r comes in sixpacks and 22-ounce bomber bottles at most local beer retailers. —Skylar Browning Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, email editor@missoulanews.com.

Fri: Lunch 11:30-3pm Happy Hour 3-6pm Dinner 5pmclose. Sat: Dinner 5pm-close $-$$ $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • 721-1312 www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Jimmy John’s 420 N. Higgins • 542-1100 jimmyjohns.com Jimmy John’s - America’s Favorite Sandwich Delivery Guys! Unlike any other sub shop, Jimmy John’s is all about the freshest ingredients and fastest service. Freaky Fast, Freaky Good - that’s Jimmy John’s. Order online, call for delivery or visit us on Higgins. $-$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mercantile Deli 119 S. Higgins Ave. • 721-6372 themercantiledeli.com Located next to the historic Wilma Theater, the Merc features a relaxed atmosphere, handcrafted Paninis, Sandwiches, and wholesome Soups and Salads. Try a Monte Cristo for breakfast, a Pork Love Panini for lunch, or have us cater your next company event. Open Monday – Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Downtown delivery available. $-$$ Missoula Senior Center 705 S. Higgins Ave. (on the hip strip) 543-7154 Did you know that the Missoula Senior Center serves delicious hearty lunches every week day for only $6? Anyone is welcome to join us for a delicious meal from 11:30-12:30 Monday- Friday for delicious food, great conversation and take some time to find a treasured item or garment in our thrift shop. For a full menu and other activities, visit our website at www.missoulaseniorcenter.org. The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our 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 nonsmoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, micro brews, fine wines & signature drinks. Gluten free menu, also. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Pearl Cafe 231 East Front St. 541-0231 pearlcafe.us Serving country French specialties, Montana elk, Berkshire Pork, and delicious seafood dishes. Delectable salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked in-house. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our nightly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. Pita Pit 130 N. Higgins 541-PITA (7482) pitapitusa.com Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try our Chicken Caesar, Gyro, Philly Steak, Breakfast Pita, or Vegetarian Falafel to name just a few. For your convenience we are open until 3am 7 nights a week. Call if you need us to deliver!

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Sean Kelly’s A Public House 130 W. Pine St. 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ Sis's Kitchen 531-5034 sisskitchen.com Wheat, Gluten & Allergen Free Foods. Frozen & Dry Mix Products. Sis's Kitchen plays a part in Best of Missoula "Best Pizza" Winner's for 2008-2012. Find our products at: The Good Food Store • Biga Pizza • Bridge Pizza • Pizza Cafe in Ronan (12"crust). $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI We have quick and delicious lunch specials 6 days a week starting at $7, and are open for dinner 7 nights a week. Try our comfort food items like Pork Katsu and Chicken Teriyaki. We also offer party platters to go and catering for all culinary styles. Lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat. Dinner 5-9:30 Every Night. Corner of Pine and Higgins. Very Family Friendly. 549-7979. $$-$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 1110 Sun 12-9. Taco John’s 623 W Broadway 2600 S Reserve West-Mex® is about fresh taste and BOLD flavors. Taco John’s recipes make you smile and yell “OLÉ”. We combine hearty helpings of seasoned meats, crispy Potato Olés®, and flavorful cheeses with fresh-made Mexican specialties like burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. All topped off with bold sauces, spices and salsas. You’ll find West-Mex® cooking makes for an unbeatably satisfying meal. See you soon ... Amigo :) $-$$ Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Tamarack Brewing Company 231 W. Front Street 406-830-3113 facebook.com/tamarackmissoula Tamarack Brewing Company opened its first Taphouse in Missoula in 2011. Overlooking Caras Park, Tamarack Missoula has two floors -- a sports pub downstairs, and casual dining upstairs. Patrons can find Tamarack’s handcrafted ales and great pub fare on both levels. Enjoy beer-inspired menu items like brew bread wraps, Hat Trick Hop IPA Fish and Chips, and Dock Days Hefeweizen Caesar Salads. Try one of our staple ales like Hat Trick Hop IPA or Yard Sale Amber Ale, or one of our rotating seasonal beers, like, Old 'Stache Whiskey Barrel Porter, Headwall Double IPA, Stoner Kriek and more. Don’t miss $8 growler fills on Wednesday and Sunday, Community Tap Night every Tuesday, Kids Eat Free Mondays, and more. See you at The ‘Rack! $-$$ Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$

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THURSDAYDEC.27 Get high on the music of Northern Lights, who perform country good-time dance flavors for all y’all who trip the light fantastic. Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free. Release some stress during T’ai Chi classes every Thu. at 10 AM at The Open Way Center, 702 Brooks. $10 drop-in class. Call Chris at 728-0918.

nightlife End your afternoon with a fine glass of fermented grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 8303296 and visit missoulawinery.com. Sip on some well fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at the winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Local legend and smooth talker Russ Nasset plays countrified tunes for the folks at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Treasure State Toastmasters invites you to get your locution on and become fixated oratorically at their weekly meeting. Community Medical Center meeting rooms, 2827 Ft. Missoula Road. 6–7 PM. Free. Win $50 by using your giant egg to answer trivia questions at Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway Ave. 7 PM. Laptop frenzy. Former Missoula DJ Northwest Noise is New Year’s Eve 2K13’s co-headliner with Boy Burns Bridge at the Elk’s Lodge, 120 N. Pattee St., Mon., Dec. 31, at 9 PM. $5. $10 for those 18 to 20 years old.

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SATURAYDEC.29 Boogie down to The O’Connells at the Lumberjack Saloon and guaran-damn-tee you that booty of yours will call in the Freak Police. 9 PM. Free. Get a hit of cardiovascular exercise during Nia: The Joy of Movement, from at 9 AM to 10 AM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $12/$10 members. Call 5417240. Get musical while finding your flow when Brian Baty leads a live music Vinyasa yoga class, which features music by Nathan Zavalney, this and every Sat. from 9:30–10:45 AM at Inner Harmony Yoga, 214 E. Main St. Ste. B. $10 drop-in/$8 students drop-in, with various prices for punchcard holders. Call 581-4093 or visit yogainmissoula.com. Never fear, lovers of fresh, local vittles, the Heirloom Winter Market at the Missoula County Fairgrounds is rolling with music, kids’ activities, locally grown produce, meat, baked goods, jam, honey and so much more. 11–2 PM.

Screaming for breakfast. NYE2012: Keep on Dancing After the World Ends Badlander/Palace complex party features tons of DJs and rock and roll with Bacon & Egg, pictured above, Spirit Hole and The Boxcutters on Mon., Dec. 31, at 9 PM. $8.

Trivial Beersuit at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for podium finishers. Karaoke follows. 1515 Dearborn. 8– 10 PM. Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. $50 bar tab for first place. $7 Bayern pitchers. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn Downtown. 8–10 PM. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams. Just don’t tell your cousin Rapping Timmy about it. That guy’s version of “Santeria” is terrible. 8:30 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign up. Show up the rest of the room with your version of “Ninja Survive” when you hit the Dark Horse for Combat Karaoke hosted by Aaron B. and accompanied with drink specials. 1805 Regent Street. 9 PM. Free. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St., $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. It’s the final week of the Shahs VFW residency and things are about to get real up in this piece when the group is joined by the Magpies and King Elephant, not to mention socalled “Satanic blues” artists Sioux City Pete & The Beggars out of Seattle. 245 W. Main St. 10 PM. $2.

FRIDAYDEC.28 Judgment Hammer plays thrash metal that makes your innards explode with happiness. The band brings their classic sound to Zoo City Apparel, 139 E. Main, for an all ages show with Missoula hardcores Shramana and doom metal mavens Swamp Ritual at 8 PM. $5. Get a hit of cardiovascular exercise during Nia: The Joy of Movement, from at 9 AM to 10 AM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $12/$10 members. Call 5417240. Teens go towards the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Teen Writers Group, which meets every Fri. at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721BOOK. Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Intercultural Dialogue Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, where people from various backgrounds meet on the last Fri. of each month at 4:30 PM for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

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glass of fermented grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 830-3296 and visit missoula winery.com. Sip on some well fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at the winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Zumba is like partying without having the horrible feelings in the morning. Most importantly, you get into shape. Head down to the Lolo School lower gym, 11395 U.S. 93, every Mon., Wed. and Fri. to practice t the exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieburning, dance, fitness party. 6 PM. $2 per class. Don’t yell out your ex-girlfriend’s name during Hump Day Bingo with Bob at the Lucky Strike Casino where you’ll win prizes. Beware: $5 mini-fishbowls served all day. Bingo starts at 6:30 PM. The Dirty Corner Band plays rock and roll to dance and soak to at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs. 7 PM. Free. Are you cereal? No, Chereal. Seriously, are you cereal? No, Chereal. For realla, though, Chereal plays the Eagles, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free. Get high on the music of Northern Lights who perform country good-time dance flavors for all y’all

who trip the light fantastic. Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free. The Soul City Cowboys make the boots scoot and Betty’s bop at Stockman’s in Arlee. 9 PM. Free. Soak it up and sing it down to some 67,000 tunes when The Outpost Restaurant & Saloon, 38500 W. Hwy. 12 at Lolo Hot Springs, presents karaoke with KJ Mark, starting at 9 PM. Free. Call 273-4733. My goodness, that Zeppo MT is performing soul and old-timey tunes for a class of dancers best called: amorous. Union Club 9 PM. Free. The Louie Bond Band plays “real deal country” for the little peoples at the Hideout Bar & Casino south of Hamilton. 942 Hub Ln. 9 PM. Free. Whether it has sequins, bows or Christmas kittens, put on that ugly sweater and head down to I’ll House You: The Holiday Sweater Edition, a night of house music by local DJs Mike Stolin, HotPantz, Mark Myriad, and Kris Moon, starting at 9 PM. Free, with 1/2 off Stoli Vodka drinks until midnight if you wear a holiday sweater. John “Poncho” Dobson hosts open mic at Fergie’s Pub every Fri. where you’re bound to mingle with a mix of resort celebs, odd locals and dizzy soakers. You never know who’ll show up and play. It could be you. Starts at 3 PM. 213 Main Street in Hot Springs. Sign up ahead at 406721-2416 or just show up.

Your bedtime tales of college-age debauchery fall a little short of the mark. Family Storytime offers engaging experiences like storytelling, fingerplays, flannel-board pictograms and more at 11 AM on Sat. and 2 PM on Sun. at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

nightlife End your afternoon with a fine glass of fermented grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 830-3296 and visit missoulawinery.com. Forget everything you know about journalism and jam to the tunes of The Frederico Brothers at ye olde Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 5–8 PM. Free. Sip on some well fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at the winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Britchy brings the tunes and the portmanteau and the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Dr., has the vino from 6–9 PM, with antipasto plates by Biga Pizza available while supplies last, or bring your own food. Free. Are you cereal? No, Chereal. Seriously, are you cereal? No, Chereal. For realla, though, Chereal plays the Eagles, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free. Melanie makes you folk listen to her folk at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs. 8–10 PM. Pass the hat. Absolutely with DJs Kris Moon and Monty Carlo is the de facto dopest DJ duo in town. Get hip to their jamz, hippies. Badlander. Doors

[calendar] at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. $2. Soak it up and sing it down to some 67,000 tunes when The Outpost Restaurant & Saloon, 38500 W. Hwy. 12 at Lolo Hot Springs, presents karaoke with KJ Mark, starting at 9 PM. Free. Call 273-4733. Get all twanged up and finally get the courage to ask Doris from accounts receivable to two-step with you when Russ Nasset and The Revelators perform at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Country doers and country shakers Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three make the VFW the place to be, with locals PD Lear and Ryan Bundy. 245 W. Main St. 9 PM. $4. (See Spotlight.) Get down on your knees Ralph Macchio cuz Mark Duboise and Crossroads are filling up on dance licks for you and Aunt Linda Sue Betty at the Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave. 9:30 PM. Free.

SUNDAYDEC.30 Close out the weekend in style at the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night, with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight, plus live jazz and DJs. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Josh Farmer, The Vanguard Combo and Front Street Jazz. Free. Catch new thoughts with the Science of Mind Community during a Sunday service via the Internet when Rev. Kathianne Lewis spreads a spiritual message for your viewing pleasure at the Carriage House in Hamilton, 310 N. Fourth St., at 10 AM. this and every Sun. Free. Call Barb at 375-9996. Dance your way to a free mind and an open body at Turning the Wheel Missoula’s Ecstatic Dance. Headwaters Dance Studio, 1042 Monroe St. 11-12:30 PM. $10/$75 for eight classes. Visit turningthewheel.org. Your bedtime tales of college-age debauchery fall a little short of the mark. Family Storytime offers engaging experiences like storytelling, fingerplays, flannel-board pictograms and more at 11 AM on Sat. and 2 PM on Sun. at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK. Weedle, weedle knock on wood. Hello? It’s the Kimberlee Carlson Trio performing for ear holes at Draught Works Brewery, 915 Toole Ave. 4–6 PM. Free.

nightlife End your afternoon with a fine glass of fermented grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 830-3296 and visit missoulawinery.com. Explore the idea of open intelligence and the peace, happiness and

skillfulness that exists within you during Great Freedom and Balanced View book club, which runs every Sun. from 6-7 PM in the meeting room of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free, but donations accepted. Enter from the back entrance. Visit greatfreedom.org for more info. Bellow out your favorite pop tune so you can impress your friends and perhaps win a prize during a karaoke contest this and every Sun. at the Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave., at 9 PM. Free. $3 Fireball specials. Call 721-1798.

MONDAYDEC.31 The sounds of the 1930s and 40s keep your head ringin’ when Silk Stocking performs them this First Night at the University Center Ballroom. 6:45–7:30 PM. Dainty dancers do the do when the Ballet Arts Academy performs of medley of contemporary dances at the Dennison Theatre. 1:30–2:15 PM. A First Night event. See Christian Ackerman pantomime to swinging tunes in The Mime at the MCT Center for the Performing, 200 N. Adams St. But will he ever get out of that box? A First Night event. 2–2:45 PM. Free with First Night button. The Whizpops! bring the package, now give them the codes. University Center Theater. 2:15–3 PM. A first Night event.

More events online: missoulanews.com The ladies of Ouzel rock a piano, accordion, cello and violin and play whatever the heck they like. Music Recital Hall. 2:30–3:15 PM. A First Night event. Get a taste of the multitudinous flavors of dance when the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre performs bits from The Montana Cowboy Christmas at the Dennison Theatre. 2:45–3:30 PM. A First Night event. Paint the train red with Jazz Graffiti, a multi-generational outfit performing jazz music at the Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave. 2:45– 3:30 PM. A First Night event. The busy bodies of the Bare Bait Dance Co. perform excerpts from their full-length numbers How to Open a Cupboard and Views from Grandma’s Porch. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 3–3:45 PM. A First Night event. Up-and-coming post-punkers Brace Yourself break you off some at the UC Commons at UM. 3–3:45 PM. A First Night event. Go from reel to reel to a real fine dancer at the Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dance. We got lessons and

tunes by The Celtic Knots. UC Ballroom. 3:15–5 PM. A First Night event. Maren Christensen performs with her guitar and explains how the entire world works while she does it, so deal. Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. 3:30–4:15 PM. A First Night event. Hop in the boat and row on over to MCT’s Bits & Pieces, a cabaret adventure of epicitude. MCT Performing Arts Center 200 N. Adams St. 3:30– 4:15 PM. A First Night event. Two words: Weissenborn and Dobro. Two more words: Dan Dubuque. UC Theatre. One word: today. 3:30–4:15 pm. A First Night event. The Joe Biden-approved Irish music makers Malarkey perform at the Wilma from 3:30–4:15 PM. A First Night event. The Sentinel High School Jazz Band share the tunes of the 1940s with the folks at the Missoula Senior Center, which is probably some kind of weird time machine, right? 705 S. Higgins Ave. 3:30–5 PM. A First Night event. The Missoula Coyote Choir howls like little coyote angels at the Dennison Theatre this First Night from 4– 4:45 PM. Nathaniel Hornblower won’t be there (RIP), but the Montana Alphorn Trio performs tunes in Tyrolean outfits with alphorns at the Music Recital Hall, 4–4:45 PM. A First Night event. Shelby Humphreys reads “Plastic Jesus� and other pieces in order to teach us how life goes. I think life goes, “Whatevs, I’ll be here when you’re gone.� Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 4–4:45 PM. A First Night event. Space Ghost-approved: Citighost perform guitar tunes at the UC Commons, a First Night event. 4:15–5 PM. Their name is Rio and they may not dance upon the sand but they do play Bossa Novas on this First Night. University Center, 3rd floor, Rm. 326. 4:15–5 PM.

nightlife Tripping balls radio presents: Electrickeries, a jazz and electronica bedazzling soundscape at the Wilma. 5–5:45 PM. A First Night event. Folkloric Cane to an Elegant Veil Dance is what ‘s on tap when dancer Anyisa and her students drop it like it’s hot at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 5–5:45 PM. A First Night event. Mike & Tari Conroy sling some bluegrass and other fine acoustic stylings your way for this First Night event at BReak Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. 5–5:45 PM. A treasure of the Treasure State, Hal Stearns’ Montana Tales tell the stories you’ve got a hankering for. Hopefully, he’ll talk about that huge stuffed steer in Fallon County. University Center, 3rd floor, Rm. 332. A First Night event.

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Happy New Year! He bangs. Brace Yourself rocks the University Center Commons as part of First Night on Mon., Dec. 31 from 3 PM to 3:45 PM. Buy a button and get into all First Night events (First Night Star is $2 extra). Buttons are $12 advance at many local retailers/$15 the day of the event. For a full schedule visit missoulacultural.org.

Get your hand out the pot and warsh them plates cuz Brazilian jazz band Yemanja’s Kitchen is throwing it down at the Dennison Theatre from 5:15–6 PM. A First Night event.

93, every Mon., Wed. and Fri. to practice t the exhilarating, effective, easyto-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning, dance, fitness party. 6 PM. $2 per class.

Balinese dance, instrumentation and sounds, must be Manik Harum at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 5:15–6 PM. A First Night event.

Sidhe lifts up the roof beam with voice and guitar duo tunes. University Center Theater. 6–6:45 PM. A First Night event.

Death by trains is what folksters The Frederico Brothers are all about this First Night. UC Commons. 5:30–6:15 PM. Hear the harmonies and taste the rainbow of sound when the Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines performs vocalisms at the Music Recital Hall. 5:30–6:15 PM. A First Night event. Jazz meisters The Smokin’ Jackets play enthusiastic jazz music at the University Center, 3rd floor, Rm. 326 this First Night. 5:30–6:15 PM. Melt like chocolate when the sounds of Missoula Bella Corda Guitar Quartet enter the ether at the Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave. 5:45– 6:30 PM. A First Night event. Zumba is like partying without having the horrible feelings in the morning. Most importantly, you get into shape. Head down to the Lolo School lower gym, 11395 U.S.

Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Union Hall above the Union Club at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org. Greg Nowak aka The Octopus takes on all comers. All 25 of them that is! Nowak has 25 chess boards set-up and he intends to play them all at once and destroy his so-called opponents. Take. Him. On. University Center Atrium. 6– 11 PM. A First Friday event.

432 N. Higgins Ave. 6:30–7:15 PM. Smooth vocals and contemporary stylings? Eff, yeah! Rhanda Johnson & Easy Living bring the classics to life in the University Center, 3rd Floor, Rm. 326. 6:45–7:30 PM. A First Night event. Bingo at the VFW: the easiest way to make rent since keno. 245 W. Main. 6:45 PM. $12 buy-in. Belly and Hula are the dance flavors served up this First Friday and Kelli Marie Neumayer is your sundae at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. 6:45–7:30 PM. A First Friday event. According the literature, the Discount Quartet “always puts the ‘B’ in subtle.” I like it. UC Commons. 6:45– 7:30 PM. A First Night event.

I used to do it Scottish regiment style myself but I decided to leave it the pros of the Celtic Dragon Pipe Band after I got a dunt atop me head. Dennison Theatre. 6:30–7:15 PM. A First Night event.

Head way back to when times when simpler during the Montana A Capella Society performance wherein the group performs in Sherlock Holmesian garb. Music Recital Hall. 7–7:45 PM. A First Night event.

Kira means ‘dark,’ and Kira Means is performing at the Wilma this First Night. What does this mean to you? 6:30–7:15 PM.

Tasty fingertip licks (accidentally gross) are in order when guitarist Bill Mize performs this First Night at the UC Theater. 7:15–8 PM.

If you’re looking for acoustic Americana this First Night, then look no further than Richie Reinholdt & the Acousticals at Break Espresso,

Get mindful at Be Here Now a mindfulness meditation group that meets every Mon. from 7:30 to 8:45 PM at the Open Way Mindfulness

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[calendar] Center, 702 Brooks St. Open to all religions and levels of practice. Free, but donations appreciated. Visit openway.org. Stomp, clap and slap along with Unity Dance and Drum, a South African-style dance troupe performing this First Night at the Dennison Theatre. 7:45–8:30 PM. Bring on 2013 with the rawk and roll Electric Revival and free party favors at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs. 8– 10 PM. Free. Tonight I’m gonna, gonna rock it with it, Chereal even if you still got your baby teeth. Eagles, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free.

Because they can the Big Sky Mudflaps hit the stage at the UC Ballroom at UM for an evening of good time tuneage. 8–8:45 PM. A First Night event. Get a mouthful of them acoustic rhythm and blues with The MSK Project at Break Espresso, 432 N. Higgins Ave. 8–8:45 PM. A First Night event. See the area’s best high school singers do work American Idol stylie at First Night Star, a competition of voice talent and star power at the Wilma at 8 PM. A First Night event. Edie Smith and the Starlighter’s Swing Band play, uhh, swing music at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S.

Higgins Ave. 8–9 PM. A First Night event. Without Annette does not play Roxette songs, yet. Check out the folksy bluegrass at the University Center, 3rd Floor, Rm. 326 from 8–8:45 PM. A First Night Event. Sheryl Noethe brings the words to the world at the Dana Gallery, 246 N. Higgins Ave. Did you know poesy is a word? 8 PM. A First Friday event. Denizens of the rhythm and blues Zeppo MT toot their horns and then some at the University Center Commons this First Night from 8– 8:45 PM.

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Be a jumping frog and get a load of Micheal Delaney as Mark Twain at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St., from 8:15–9 PM. A First Night event. The acoustical stylings of ‘Rooter Jenn Adams are on display at the UC Theatre. A First Night event. 8:30– 9:15 PM. Check this off your 2012 bucket list and see the Tomcats New Years Extravaganza at the Dark Horse Bar, 1805 Regent St. 9 PM. $5, includes entry into the Sunrise Saloon party as well. Kiss the one you love at the stroke o’ midnight, then let Russ Nasset & The Revelators shake the donkey stick come 2013, at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. Open Mic with Joey Running Crane at the VFW, 245 W. Main, seems like a fine idea, especially with 2-for-1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. 10 PM. Free. Call him up and get yourself a slot at 2290488. If you love classic club music and are over dubstep then the New Year’s Eve 2K13 party with DJs Northwest Noise and Boy Burns Bridge is for you. Production from RightToRiot Entertainment and Krave Girl Go Go Dancers. The event has cannons, too. And confetti. Rad. Elk’s Lodge, 120 N. Pattee St. 9 PM. $10 for 18 plus/$5 for 21 and up, with 2 for $4 domestic bottles and well drinks all night. Blue Collar boasts the cherry gig of the week when they make the dance floor go a zooma zoom-zoom at the Lumberjack Saloon. You, of course, provide the boom-boom. 9 PM. Free. Be doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well at the Dead Hipster Dance Party/NYE featuring Sick Kids DJ/Drums. Get your sass face on, too cuz photog Abi Halland is on hand to make sure you never forget won’t you won’t remember. Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman St. 9 PM. $5.

Bill Rossiter sings the songs that told it like it was in Brother Can You Spare a Dime? These deep cuts explore what the masses were really thinking during the so-called “good old days.” University Center, 3rd Floor, Rm. 332. A First Night event. Bring in the New Year—you survived! Party in the name of 2013 with all NYE2012: Keep on Dancing after the World Ends, the Badlander/Palace complex’s New Year’s Eve Party, which features electronic music at the Badlander during “The Dusty Britches Playa Reunion” with DJs Milkcrate Mechanic, Dr. Kinetic, Enzymes and special guest DJ Rob Monroy from Santa Cruz, Calif. Down in the Palace rock, blues and heavy rock sets will bring you to your knees when local faves Bacon and Egg, The Boxcutters, and Spirit Hole play. All partying begins at 9 PM. $8. Salsa Loca (or crazy sauce) performs Latin tunes for you to shake your ample bottom to. If your bottom is not ample, please step away from the dance floor. Thank you. University Center Ballroom. 9–10 PM. A First Night event. The ladies of Whippletree can bake you with a look or kill you a pie. They perform at the Dennison Theatre this First Night from 9–10 PM. You know it’s gotta be a real party when DJ Super Steve rocks the karaoke with the hottest Kamikaze tuneage this side of the hemisphere at the Dark Horse. Are you brave enough to let the computer pick your songs? 9 PM. Free. Jazz and blues based dance music sound like something you’d be into? Sweet, cuz that’s what the Full Grown Men play. UC Commons. 9:15–10 PM. A First Night event. Fact: Gravely Mountain Boys play bluegrassy tunes and have a girl in the band. University Center, 3rd Floor Rm. 326. A First Night event.

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platts and scrubs It’s too bad country music radio is so bad these days. Like Kim Kardashian, country is a thing I want to love but can’t. And much like Kim, modern country has abandoned classic looks and sounds in favor of garish pop sights and milquetoast sounds we can all agree on. By “we” and “all” I mean ladies who work at the bank and dudes who drive water haulers in North Dakota’s oil patch. Those people are trapped behind a desk or a wheel all day, yet they are not the ones complaining about the state of modern country tuneage. I guess music really can turn people into zombies, just like my high school principal Dick Krominga said, rest his soul. Fortunately, Coeur d’Alene’s Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three don’t give a honk or a toot about fitting into office background soundtracks. They play traditional country music anchored by Platts’ steel guitar and baritone voice. The group’s sound is reminiscent of longtime Texas troubadour Dale Watson. The songs are slow and lack the repetitive bumper sticker slogan choruses of your Toby Keiths and Blake Sheltons. Unlike “The Voice’s” Shelton,

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Platts manages to keep his vocal hiccups from sounding like a sea monster swallowing a school of clown fish. On tracks like “You Can’t Dance with Memories” and “If Given Half the Chance” the slide sings and wails and Platts quietly emotes in what amounts to a deep-throated whisper. It’s the kind of

The Heart 2 Heart Duo rings in the New Year with dancing tunes for the aged set who still party like its 1949 at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 9:30–Midnight. A First Night event. For pert-near 25 years Pinegrass has played some bluegrass tunes together every week. Whoa, nelly. See them at Break Espresso, 423 N. Higgins Ave. 9:30–10:15 PM. A First Night event. John Floridis plays music at the UC Theater. 9:45–10:30 PM. A First Night event. The band is big and so is its horney sound, check out the Ed Norton Big Band at the UC Ballroom form

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Party like the prissy posse at the Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave., with Mark Duboise and Crossroads, who make the dancin’ go. 9:30 PM. $5.

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halls on Saturday nights. If you listen to Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three closely, you can hear the dancers’ feet shuffling across the floor.

10:30–Midnight. A First Night event. Nibble on the diddle when Tapas World Jazz Ensemble performs a pip of everything this First Night at the University Center, 3rd Floor, Rm. 326. 10:30–11:15 PM. Did you do the didgeridoo, too, dude? The Drum Brothers are all about it, check ‘em at the UC Commons 10:30–Midnight. A First Night event. Groovy jams? Check. Classic rock anthems? Check. Comatose Smile, y’all, at the Wilma Theatre. 10:45– 11:30 PM. A First Night event.

TURSDAYJAN.01 Happy 2013, folks! Not everything is open and not everything is closed. Call ahead or check online just to be safe. Cheers!

—Jason McMackin

Fun with Yoga at the Families First Children’s Museum might work for you and the kids. It might make you cry, too. 11 AM. 225 W. Front. $4.25. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room for Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters, at 5205 Grant Creek Dr., and work on your elk-camp locution with the best. All are invited. Noon–1 PM. Free. Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsolek during Compassionate Communication, a non-violent communication weekly practice group, at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat, 115 S. Third St. W. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 1–3 PM. For information, call 5433955.

Ring It In, Baby! So long, 2012. Start your New Year's Cheer by circling up at the Iron Horse.

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Sweeney Todd. Auditions consist of music, reading and directed motion. Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Rickets Rd. 7 PM. Call 375-9050.

It’s always a glutenous good time when Wheat Montana, 2520 S. Third St. W., presents Black Mountain Boys Bluegrass from 5:30 to 8 PM. Free. Call 327-0900.

Trivia host Dave Linzmeyer puts your brain to the test with Big Brains Trivia which can features questions about Tom Wopat’s singing career and Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame, at the Brooks and Browns Bar inside the Holiday Inn-Downtown, 200 S. Pattee St. 7:30 PM.

“So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow...” Learn to mine great lines from that fabulous mind of yours just like William Carlos Williams when you join other seasoned and novice poets for Poetry Club every Tuesday at 8 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First. W.

Children of the Earth Tribe Song and Chant Circle at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins (Enter through back alley door.). 7:30 PM. Free will offering.

The Montana Musicians and Artists Coalition hosts the Musician Showcase at Monk’s Bar, 225 Ryman St., an evening of tuneful live tuneage made by locals for locals. 8–11 PM. Free. 18 plus.

Show ‘em that pop culture knowledge is just as important as having a job during Trivial Beersuit at the Lucky Strike Casino. Prizes for podium finishers. Karaoke follows. 1515 Dearborn. 8–10 PM.

Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free pub trivia, which takes place every Tuesday at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with: What poet penned the words to the party ending tune “Auld Lang Syne?” (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.)

Unleash your cogent understanding of the trivium at Brooks and Browns Big Brains Trivia Night. 200 S. Pattee St. in the Holiday Inn Downtown. 8–10 PM. During Open Mic Night at Sean Kelly’s, amazing musicians could play some great jams. 8:30 PM. Free. Call 542-1471 after 10 AM Thursday to sign up.

WEDNESDAYJAN.02 Don’t panic, just dance when the Palace presents the 911 Emergency Dance Party: There’s a Man in My House, featuring electronic tunes by local DJs Kris Moon and Myrth, plus special guest DJ Rob Monroy from Santa Cruz, Calif., starting at 9 PM. Free. The Missoula Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy. The academy gives the people a chance to understand police work a little better and takes place over nine wednesday nights beginning on Wed., Jan. 30. Deadline for applicants is Fri., Jan. 11. Call 552-6320.

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New Year’s revelation. Russ Nasset and the Revelators ring in the New Year at the Union Club, 208 Main St., on Mon., Dec. 31, at 9 PM. Free.

Get hip to that demon barber gal and audition for the Hamilton Players’ production of Sweeney Todd. Auditions consist of music, reading and directed motion. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours from the Chapter One Bookstore in Hamilton. Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Rickets Rd. 7 PM. Call 375-9050.

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Zumba is like partying without having the horrible feelings in the morning. Most importantly, you get into shape. Head down to the Lolo School lower gym, 11395 U.S. 93, every Mon., Wed. and Fri. to practice t the exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieburning, dance, fitness party. 6 PM. $2 per class.

Slide on a blazer (don’t forget to roll up the sleeves) and drop some “In Soviet Russia” jokes at Missoula’s Homegrown Stand-Up Comedy at the Union Club. Sign-up by 9:30 PM to perform or just sit back and take in the funny. Free.

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

Release some stress during T’ai Chi classes every Thu. at 10 AM at The Open Way Center, 702 Brooks. $10 drop-in class. Call Chris at 7280918.

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nightlife End your afternoon with a fine glass of fermented grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 8303296 and visit missoulawinery.com. Sip on some well fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at the winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. After the revolution, we’ll need a new Betsy Ross, which is why you should pick up some tips every Thu. at Selvedge Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave., where its Sewing Lounge goes from 6 to 8 PM. $9–10 hour. Call 541-7171. Win $50 by using your giant egg to answer trivia questions at Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway Ave. 7 PM. Get hip to that demon barber gal and audition for the Hamilton Players’ production of

In the post-Maya calendar world, nerds are cool. Don’t forget your pocket protectors when you head on down to The Manhattan Project Presents: Revenge of the Nerds Party, a night of electronic tunes by local DJs Geeter Tron, Chaddabox, Spacebag, and Beatloaf, starting at 9 PM. Free. Dressing up like a nerd is encouraged. The Dead Hipster Dance Party is all kinds of sweaty, but ‘tis the droplets of the beautiful people. Get a taste in the place where love and funk is in the air (sometimes they are the same scent). Badlander, 208 Ryman St., $3, with $1 well drinks from 9 PM to midnight. Show up the rest of the room with your version of “Ninja Survive” when you hit the Dark Horse for Combat Karaoke hosted by Aaron B. and accompanied with drink specials. 1805 Regent Street. 9 PM. Free. I’m only going to say this once: Take a cab, take a cab, take a cab or walk this New Year’s Eve. Be hale and hearty this 2013! Send your event info to me by 5 PM on Fri., Dec. 28 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.

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ith the winter solstice behind us, it’s time to look Old Man Winter in the eye and say something like, “Dude, I will crush you and rule your roost with a cluck-cluck and a woot-woot!” So how does one do such a thing? Your best bet is some cross-country skiing. I know, “It’s soooo hard.” Well, it’s that or sittin’ on your couch wondering whether Don Draper (and therefore America) is going to figure it all out. So let’s head up Flathead way with the whole darned family for the Blacktail Bash 5K and 12K skate technique cross-country ski race. The race course is mere minutes from Lakeside and pretty as heckdarn, with plenty of snow. For the uninitiated the skate style uses shorter skis. Skiers push off with their poles and push for-

ward with their thighs in an almost duck-footed stance. These skiers are the spandex-ridden spastic blurs that blow by you as you glide around on your old-fashioned Nordic skis. Try something new and show winter you da man and/or lady. Plus, you’re doing a good deed since the whole deal is a fundraiser for the North Shore Nordic Jr. Ski Team. —Jason McMackin The Blacktail Bash 5K and 12K CrossCountry Ski Race takes place at the Blacktail Cross Country Ski Area eight miles from Lakeside on Blacktail Rd., Sun., Dec. 30 at 12:45 PM. Race day registration from 11–12:30 PM. $10 per person or $25 per family.

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’s weekly meeting to talk about past glories and upcoming activities at Bigfork’s Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Let the kids climb the walls (while you have a snort next door at Draught Works) at the Freestone Climbing Center’s Kids Climbing Club. Kids get instruction and encouragement; you get to chill ‘til the next episode. 935 Toole Ave. 6–8 PM. $25 per month. Make sure your first time is safe and that the person your doing it with knows what they’re doing. So moto on over to First Timer Friday at the Freestone Climbing Center, 935 Toole Ave. 7 PM. Free if it’s your first visit.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 Get a jump on 2013 during the New Year Snowmobile Fun Run in Lincoln. Sign in at the Ponderosa Snow Warriors Clubhouse and then enjoy the area’s 250 miles of well-groomed trails. For more information call (406) 362-3334. Just don’t run on a full stomach during Run Wild Missoula’s Saturday Breakfast Club Runs, which occurs every Sat. at 8 AM at Runner’s Edge, 325 N. Higgins Ave. After the run/walk, you’ll grab breakfast

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with other participants. Free to run. Visit runwildmissoula.org.

MONDAY DECEMBER 31 Dick Clark is gone, but Whitefish Mountain Resort still has the New Year’s Eve Rockin Rail Jam. Riders try to make the most runs through a series of mad features and battle it out for cash and prizes. Head to skiwhitefish.com and look under “Events.” Even Chunky A can win the New Year’s Eve 2-Mile Prediction Run. All you have to do is guess how long it takes you to run the course. And leave the watch at home smart guy. Prizes for the most Nostradamical predictions. Peak Health & Wellness Center, 5000 Blue Mountain Rd. 6 PM. Free for Run Wild Missoula members. Visit runwildmissoula.org.

THURSDAY JANUARY 3 Backcountry brethren, if you’re already Level 1 certified it’s time to step up you all’s knowledge at the American Avalanche Institute’s and Missoula Avalanche’s Level 2 Avalanche Class which begins today. Classroom sessions take place in Missoula and field work is at Snow Bowl. For more information visit americanavalancheinstitute.com/aai3/. calendar@missoulanews.com

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With another Christmas passing and the ruckus of New Year’s Eve about to go down, it’s easy to leave behind that charitable spirit during the early part of 2013. Yes, we are all broke. Yes, we are all busy. Unfortunately, bad stuff continues to happen to good kids, regardless of the season. One way you can help out is by supporting The Donation Warehouse, which in turn supports The Parenting Place. With 30 years of service providing child abuse prevention services, The Parenting Place continues to target at-risk families and provide them with counseling, education and support. For example, the Parent Aide Program offers in-home visits, positive parenting techniques and helps create a safe environment for kids to be raised in. The group also provides support to families with an incarcerated parent. Prior to parental release from a detention facility, participants attend a 10-week session, which considers how early life experiences continue to affect the incarcerated

person today, and how that past informs parenting styles. The goal is to empower everyone involved including the child, the caregiver and the incarcerated parent. Of course, all of this costs money. With the economic downturn nonprofits such as The Parenting Place have seen a large decline in monetary donations. That’s where The Donation Warehouse comes in. Like many thrift stores, it takes in donations and in turn supports a worthy nonprofit. So maybe after you take stock of all that you have received this Christmas and realize you have more skis than Picabo Street you could clean out that closet and help some local kids at the same time. —Jason McMackin The Donation Warehouse is located at 1804 North Ave. W. Visit donationwarehouse.org or call 240-4042. Also visit parentingplace.net.

[AGENDA LISTINGS] FRIDAY DECEMBER 28

Peace Center. 519 S. Higgins. Noon–1 PM. Free.

Practice being peaceful in a world of differences during the Intercultural Dialogue Group at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, where people from various backgrounds meet on the last Fri. of each month at 4:30 PM for an afternoon of conversation and peacemaking. Library of the Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Free. Call Betsy at 543-3955 or email peace@jrpc.org for more info.

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

MONDAY DECEMBER 31 Occupy Missoula General Assembly meets at the Union Hall above the Union Club at 6 PM. Visit occupymissoula.org.

TUESDAY JANUARY 1 Learn how to give and receive empathy with Patrick Marsolek during Compassionate Communication, a non-violent communication weekly practice group, at the Jeannette Rankin

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2 The Missoula Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA). The academy gives the people a chance to understand police work a little better and takes place over nine wednesday nights beginning on Wed., Jan. 30. Deadline for applicants is Fri., Jan. 11. Call 552-6320.

THURSDAY JANUARY 3 Children of the Earth Tribe Song and Chant Circle at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is for all those ready to sing in honor of our connection to one another and the earth. 519 S. Higgins (Enter through back alley door.). 7:30 PM. Free will offering.

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

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These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control 541-7387 LIV• Liv is an energetic ball of fluff who looks remarkably like a self-propelled dust mop as she scoots around the shelter. She's very happy and friendly, and although she has only one eye, she's certainly in no way handicapped. She can see how to play and cuddle just fine! She would make a great companion.

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CHARLES•Charles is a big, sleek fellow who was already neutered and was wearing a collar when he was found. We know he belonged to someone, but surprisingly, no one ever came to reclaim him. He's a mellow guy who loves people, but he's not a cat that will pester you for attention. We think that's a pretty good combination!

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SAVANNAH•Savannah is sweet and wellmannered, just as you would expect of a southern lady. She's very affectionate and enjoys interacting with people, and she's also tolerant of other cats. Her total adoption fee has been sponsored in honor of the holidays, so she's even a bargain!

place -- either because the dog's presentation misleads or because the dog is indeed a challenge.

FRAT BOY MOE Lab X Moe takes socializing to new heights. In three months of adoption he escaped seven times. The sole reason was to find people after his people left him (outside) while they went to work. There's not one bit of Robinson Crusoe in him; he's not interested in exploring; he just wants to party. Now returned and awaiting another family, Moe needs at least one person who stays home often and also allows Moe to stay inside when alone. Moe's socializing profile includes both indoor and outdoor proficiency. His mild manner inside speaks to couch potato skills, while his high level of umph matches that of any outdoor enthusiast. He can hop over concrete road blocks and scale steep banks. Even nicer, he is a small Lab X, not overly strong, and he rarely pulls on the leash, which means people of all strengths and sizes can walk or hike with him. He likes most other dogs, is indifferent to cats, and is a smidge older (so he has outgrown all that adolescent nonsense). In sum, Moe is a mature, house-trained frat boy who can still move his body and loves to party with his people.

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana 549-3934 HENRY•Looking for a dog who’s smart, outgoing and friendly with everyone he meets? You need to meet Henry, a 4-year-old Blue tick hound who's playful, enjoys hiking, and loves kids and dogs alike. He’s a pup who relishes your attention, and will repay the affection with unending devotion.

KIPPER•Kipper, a mellow 7-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, is a boy who is happy to sit at your feet, walk by your side, and enjoy a car ride with you. He’s great with kids and dogs, and is neutered thanks to Blue Mountain Veterinarian Clinic, who donated his surgery. A wonderful boy who’s microchipped, he’ll be your constant companion if you let him.

ED•Ed is a sweet senior feline who would love nothing more than to partner with you for life. He’ll help you read the paper, watch tv, or keep you company while you work on your computer. This gentle soul loves treats and to be brushed. Best yet? He’s a great snuggle bug.

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GREYSON• Greyson, a 6-year-old Schnauzer/Maltese mix, is hoping you’re an adultonly family who can offer him patience and unconditional love as he develops that magical bond with his forever family. Greyson spent his early years in less than ideal conditions, yet is asking you to provide him a home of love and affection where he’ll flourish and give back tenfold.

SAHARA•Hi, I’m Sahara, a 4-year-old brown & black tabby who’s just settling into my stride. I love other cats, dogs and kids. Call me acrobatic, call me a sidekick – I’m playful and good company. I like attention, but also some quiet time. Think we’ll be great together? Come meet me!

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THE SON ALMOST NEVER RISES Two years ago, after dating a wonderful lady for a year, I married her and moved in with her. The problem is her 23-year-old son. He lives with us, has never held a job, doesn't go to school, and does nothing but eat, sleep and poop. I've worked since I was 14, my wife and I both work hard now, and it's grating to have such laziness always in my face. My wife knows this and says he's been trying to get a job for more than two years. (He shows no signs he's looking.) I'm starting to feel played by my wife. How long should I put up with this? —Thinning Patience Of course it grates on you, providing free room and board to an adult man whose main source of income is birthday cards from grandma. And yes, you've been played—not by your wife, but by what economists call "optimism bias." This is the human predisposition to believe things will work out for the best and to gloss over worrisome details, like how your wife's layabout son would suddenly become industrious at something besides being a role model for moss. Your wife has confused coddling with love—maybe for 23 years or maybe since feeling guilty about getting a divorce. After years of go-right-ahead mommying, it's no small task to inspire your step-slug to expand his life goals beyond napping more, watching more interesting porn, and trying all the varieties of Doritos. (The guy standing in the traffic median holding a sign asking for spare change shows more autonomy and dignity. At least he wrote a message on a piece of cardboard and is ambulatory.) Give your wife props for trying to be a good mother, but explain that by supporting the kid as she has been, she's actually holding him back. He may not get his ideal job (video game tester or human slipcover), but he'll get on the road to self-sufficiency by flipping burgers or bagging groceries if it's either that or sleeping in a doorway. Propose that she gives him 30 days to get a roommate situation and tells him she'll pay two months of his rent while he job-hunts and gets working, and then he's on his own. Propose that she also acts like she means it, but be prepared for him to test her and for her to cave. Ultimately, you need to decide whether you'd rather live with La-Z-Boy than without your wife. If push comes to nap, it may come to

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FOREPLAYING HARD TO GET I'm a woman just back in the dating game. I'd like to hold off on first date sex and get to know a guy before I sleep with him. But what are some deflector lines? "Not tonight, I have a headache"? "Sorry, but I'm storming the beaches of Normandy tomorrow"? I suppose a good line should come to mind, but I really can't think of anything to say beyond, "Hey, what am I, your booty call?" —Speechless First date sex doesn't just happen, like, one minute you're looking for a little dish for the olive pit from your appetizer, and the next, you're in the guy's bed staring at the water stain on his ceiling. Intermediate steps include inviting your date up for a nightcap (which, to many men, loosely translates to "Would you like to come in and remove your pants?"). Resolve beforehand how far you'll go, and if the goodnight kiss at your door starts to turn into a goodnight grope, say something like "Hey, I'd rather take things a little slower." Although this remark lacks wit and historical references, it also lacks ambiguity and it'll get the job done far better than the strident "Hey, what am I, your booty call?" —assuming your goal isn't making a man long to never call you again. If you're among the weak-willed, it's a good idea to wear protection, like 4,000 pounds of steel, rubber, and glass around you in the form of the car you drive to meet the guy for drinks. It's also wise to have something to do afterward so you only stay for an hour or two. Of course, meeting for a late-afternoon coffee may be wisest if drinking alcohol tends to correlate with your bra and panties flying off. Ideally, on the first date, if you find yourself sputtering "Really, I never do this..." it should be because the guy's overheard you asking the barista to violate your latte with two pumps of pumpkin. tte with two pumps of pumpkin.

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By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the sci-fi film trilogy The Matrix, the heroes are able to instantaneously acquire certain complex skills via software that's downloaded directly into their brains. In this way, the female hacker named Trinity masters the art of piloting a military M-109 helicopter in just a few minutes. If you could choose a few downloads like that, Aries, what would they be? This isn't just a rhetorical question meant for your amusement. In 2013, I expect that your educational capacity will be exceptional. While you may not be able to add new skills as easily as Trinity, you'll be pretty fast and efficient. So what do you want to learn? Choose wisely. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you familiar with the fable of the golden goose? The farmer who owned it became impatient because it laid only one gold egg per day. So he killed it, thinking he would thereby get the big chunk of gold that must be inside its body. Alas, his theory was mistaken. There was no chunk. From then on, of course, he no longer got his modest daily treasure. I nominate this fable to be one of your top teaching stories of 2013. As long as you're content with a slow, steady rate of enrichment, you'll be successful. Pushing extra hard to expedite the flow might lead to problems. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Here are some of the experiences I hope to help you harvest in the coming year: growing pains that are interesting and invigorating rather than stressful; future shock that feels like a fun joyride rather than a bumpy rumble; two totally new and original ways to get excited; a good reason to have faith in a dream that has previously been improbable; a fresh supply of Innocent Crazy-Wise Love Truth; and access to all the borogoves, mome raths, and slithy toves you could ever want.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): In her gallery show "Actuality, Reminiscence, and Fabrication," artist Deborah Sullivan includes a piece called "Penance 1962." It consists of a series of handwritten statements that repeats a central theme: "I must not look at boys during prayer." I'm assuming it's based on her memory of being in church or Catholic school when she was a teenager. You probably have an analogous rule lodged somewhere in the depths of your unconscious mind—an outmoded prohibition or taboo that may still be subtly corroding your life energy. The coming year will be an excellent time to banish that ancient nonsense for good. If you were Deborah Sullivan, I'd advise you to fill a whole notebook page with the corrected assertion: "It's OK to look a boys during prayer."

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For years, the gravestone of Irish dramatist Oscar Wilde was covered with kiss-shaped lipstick marks that were left by his admirers. Unfortunately, Wilde's descendants decided to scour away all those blessings and erect a glass wall around the tomb to prevent further displays of affection. In my astrological opinion, Leo, you should favor the former style of behavior over the latter in 2013. In other words, don't focus on keeping things neat and clean and well-ordered. On the contrary: Be extravagant and uninhibited in expressing your love for the influences that inspire you—even at the risk of being a bit unruly or messy.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2013, I hope to conspire with you to raise your levels of righteous success. If you're a struggling songwriter, I'll be pushing for you to get your music out to more people—without sacrificing your artistic integrity. If you're a kindergarten teacher, I'll prompt you to fine-tune and deepen the benevolent influence you have on your students. If you're a business owner, I'll urge you to ensure that the product or service you offer is a well-honed gift to those who use it. As I trust you can see, Virgo, I'm implying that impeccable ethics will be crucial to your ascent in the coming year.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): After Libran poet Wallace Stevens won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955, Harvard University offered him a job as a full professor. But he turned it down. He couldn't bear leaving his day job as the vice-president of an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. I suspect that in the first half of 2013, you will come to a fork in the road that may feel something like Stevens' quandary. Should you stick with what you know or else head off in the direction of more intense and unpredictable stimulation? I'm not here to tell you which is the better choice; I simply want to make sure you clearly identify the nature of the decision.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 2013, I will try to help you retool, reinvent, and reinvigorate yourself in every way that's important to you. I will encourage you to reawaken one of your sleeping aptitudes, recapture a lost treasure, and reanimate a dream you've neglected. If you're smart, Scorpio, you will reallocate resources that got misdirected or wasted. And I hope you will reapply for a privilege or position you were previously denied, because I bet you'll win it this time around. Here are your words of power for the year ahead: resurrection and redemption.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Based on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, a team of physicists in France and Switzerland announced last July that they had tentatively discovered the Higgs Boson, which is colloquially known as the "God particle." What's all the fuss? In her San Francisco Chronicle column, Leah Garchik quoted an expert who sought to explain: "The Higgs boson is the WD40 and duct tape of the universe, all rolled into one." Is there a metaphorical equivalent of such a glorious and fundamental thing in your life, Sagittarius? If not, I predict you will find it in 2013. If there already is, I expect you will locate and start using its 2.0 version.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 2013, I pledge to help you bring only the highest-quality influences and self-responsible people into your life. Together we will work to dispel any unconscious attraction you might have to demoralizing chaos or pathological melodrama. We will furthermore strive to ensure that as you deepen and fine-tune your self-discipline, it will not be motivated by self-denial or obsessive control-freak tendencies. Rather, it will be an act of love that you engage in so as to intensify your ability to express yourself freely and beautifully.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience," said French painter Paul Cezanne. What do you think he meant by that? Here's one interpretation: Many of us replay the same old emotions over and over again—even in response to experiences that are nothing like the past events when we felt those exact feelings. So a genius might be someone who generates a fresh emotion for each new adventure. Here's another possible interpretation of Cezanne's remark: It can be hard to get excited about continually repeating the basic tasks of our regular routines day after day. But a genius might be someone who is good at doing just that. I think that by both of these definitions, 2013 could be a genius year for you Aquarians.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Home is not just the building where you live. It's more than the community that gives you support and the patch of earth that comforts you with its familiarity. Home is any place where you're free to be your authentic self; it's any power spot where you can think your own thoughts and see with your own eyes. I hope and trust that in 2013 you will put yourself in position to experience this state of mind as often as possible. Do you have any ideas about how to do that? Brainstorm about it on a regular basis for the next six months.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on January 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to hear public comment on an ordinance amending Missoula Municipal Code Section 3.16.090 by changing the interest rate calculation for the curb, gutter, sidewalk, alley approach, storm sewer, public park and other improvements loan fund program. For further information contact Brentt Ramharter, Finance Director at 5526108. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on January 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution increasing fees set forth in the Parks and Recreation Master Fee Schedule for facility use, reservations, contracts, permits and programs for 2013. A copy of the resolution is on file in the City Clerk office. For further information, contact Shirley Kinsey, Parks & Recreation at 552-6273. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC, City Clerk CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on January 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution amending the fiscal year 2013 budget to identify expenditure categories and supporting revenues for the Transportation Planning component of the new Development Services Department. A copy of the resolution is on file in the City Clerk office. For further information, contact Brentt Ramharter, Finance Director at 552-6108. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein, CMC, City Clerk Jason J. Henderson, Esq. Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm 38 Second Ave E Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone: 701227-1841 Fax: 701-225-6878 cdellwo@mackoff.com MT Bar #11414 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-165 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-12 Plaintiff, v. GERALD WHITEHEAD; TERRI WHITEHEAD; PATRICIA B. MARTINEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICA’S WHOLESALE LENDER; MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; STATE OF MONTANA, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION; ALSIDE SUPPLY CENTER; and NORTHWEST COLLECTORS, INC., Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT, GREETINGS: GERALD

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WHITEHEAD: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your Answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, Judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought for the purpose of rescinding a Trustee’s Sale and Trustee’s Deed, and to reinstate a Note and Deed of Trust covering property situated in Gallatin County, Montana, and described as follows: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 2 OF LINDA VISTA TENTH SUPPLEMENT PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court this 11th day of December, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust Clerk of District Court BY: Andy Brunkhardt (SEAL) Deputy Clerk DATED: October 3, 2012. MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM Attorneys for the Plaintiff 38 Second Avenue East Dickinson, North Dakota 58601 By: /s/ Jason J. Henderson, Attorney #11414 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE. Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that unless you dispute the validity of the foregoing debt or any portion thereof within thirty days after receipt of this letter, we will assume the debt to be valid. On the other hand, if the debt or any portion thereof is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt and will mail you a copy of such verification. You are also advised that upon your request within the thirty day period, we will provide you with the name and address of your original creditor, if different from the creditor referred to in this Notice. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 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 under the jurisdiction of Missoula County, specifically described as: Old Lolo Creek Trail Beginning from NE middle of lot 10 through all of COS 6331 Tract A Ending at the NE corner portion of COS 5954 Parcel 1A 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.Road dead ends 2. Hwy 12 W is the primary travel corridor for public use A PUBLIC HEARING on the above requested abandonment will be held before the Board of County Commissioners at their regular meeting on January 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., at the Missoula County Administration Building, located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, County, Missoula, MT. Interested parties are requested to be present at that time to be heard for or against the granting of this petition. Written protest will be accepted by the Commissioners’ Office, at the Missoula County Administration Building located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT prior to the hearing date. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder /Treasurer 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802 By /s/ Kim Cox Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk and Recorder/Elections (406) 258-3241 Date: December 12, 2012

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r d s MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY TO MISSOULA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT The Missoula County Board of County Commissioners will, on January 9, 2013 at 1:30 P.M.; in the Missoula County Administration Building, located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, County, Missoula, MT will conduct a Public Hearing on the question of whether or not a certain property more fully described below, should be annexed to the Missoula Rural Fire District. Annexation to Missoula Rural Fire District 3735 Trails End Road in the SE of NE Section 25, Township 12N, Range 20W. COS 4223 Tract A2 SUID 1581001 Any person may appear and speak for or against the proposed annexation at the hearing. Any person may also submit written material related to the proposed annexation. Written materials may be submitted at the hearing or at any time prior to the hearing by delivery or mail to the County Commissioners’ Office, at the Missoula County Administration Building, located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, County, Missoula, MT 59802 or fax to the County Commissioners at (406) 721-4043. A copy of the Petition for Annexation is available for inspection and copying at the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, located at 200 W Broadway, 2nd floor of the Court House Annex, Missoula, County, Missoula, MT 59802. /s/ Vickie M. Zeier Clerk & Recorder/Treasure By /s/ Kim Cox, Assistant Chief Deputy 200 W. Broadway St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 258-3241 Date: December 3, 2012 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP-12-208 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RUSSEL D. SHAFFER, 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 VIRGINIA L. SHAFFER, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 3rd day of December, 2012 /s/ Virginia L. Shaffer, Personal Representative. REELY LAW FIRM P.C. 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801 Attorneys for the Personal Representative. By: /s/ Shane N. Reely Esq. MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate No. DP-12-173 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF DONALD E. CAREY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claim against the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed by certified mail with return receipt requested to Steven Carey, Personal Representative, at c/o O’BRIEN LAW OFFICE, P.C., P.O. Box 7936, Missoula, MT 59807, or filed with the clerk of the above-entitled court. DATED this 4th day of November, 2012. /s/ Steven Carey Personal Representative for the Estate of Donald E. Carey PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE’S ATTORNEY: O’BRIEN LAW OFFICE, P.C. By: /s/ James P. O’Brien MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-12-198 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF RALPH M. SHOTLIFF, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Charles L. Shotliff 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 Charles L. Shotliff, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Dan Cederberg, PO Box 8234, Missoula, Montana 59807-8234, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 7th day of December, 2012. CEDERBERG LAW OFFICES, P.C., 269 West Front Street, PO Box 8234, Missoula,

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MT 59807-8234 /s/ Dan G. Cederberg, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-1364 Dept. No. 3 John W. Larson NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE (ADULT) In the Matter of the Name Change of BRIDGET FREYA LAPOINTE HERNANDEZ, Petitioner. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Petitioner named above has asked the District Court for a change of name from Bridget Freya LaPointe Hernandez to Bridget Freya LaPointe Vetter. A hearing on the petition will be held on the 3rd day of January, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. at the Missoula County Courthouse, Missoula, Montana. DATED this 26th day of November, 2012. /s/ Shirley Faust, Clerk of the District Court By: /s/ Jeremy Scott, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-12-1471 Dept. No. 4 Karen S. Townsend Notice of Hearing on Name Change In the Matter of the Name Change of Clifford A. Sipp-Angst, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Clifford Anthony Sipp-Angst to Clifford Anthony Steele. The hearing will be on 01/22/2013 at 2:30 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 12/13/12. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Andrew Jenks, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-12-215 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUE ANN SHAFFER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed CoPersonal Representatives of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to James A. Shaffer and Gale M. Shaffer, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 9th day of December, 2012. /s/ James A. Shaffer, Co-Personal Representative /s/ Gale M. Shaffer, Co-Personal Representative WORDEN THANE, P.C. Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Patrick Dougherty MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP-12-213. Honorable Robert L. Deschamps, III Presiding. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF GARY N. YOUNG, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said Deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to William R. Young, the Personal Representative, Return Receipt Requested, c/o Skjelset & Geer, PLLP, PO Box 4102, Missoula, Montana 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 10th day of December, 2012. /s/ William R. Young, Personal Representative. SKJELSET & GEER, P.L.L.P. /s/ Douglas G. Skjelset, Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Cause No. DP-12-211 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF OTTO E. SCHWARTZ, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Douglas K. Schwartz has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be mailed to Douglas K.

Schwartz, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o David J. Steele II, GEISZLER & FROINES, PC, 619 Southwest Higgins, Suite K, Missoula, Montana 59803 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 4th day of December, 2012. GEISZLER & FROINES, PC /s/ David J. Steele II, Attorneys for the Personal Representative. I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the state of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 4th day of December, 2012 /s/ Douglas K. Schwartz, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Karen S. Townsend Cause No. DV-1-1260 SUMMONS (JOHN MAESKY, JR., CAROLYN S. MAESKY, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title, whether the claim or possible claim is present or contingent) MICHAEL K. HAINES, Plaintiff, v. JOHN MAESKY, JR. and CAROLYN S. MAESKY, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title, whether the claim or possible claim is present or contingent, Defendants. TO: JOHN MAESKY, JR., CAROLYN S. MAESKY, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title, whether the claim or possible claim is present or contingent. A lawsuit has been filed against you. This action is brought to quiet title to land situated in Missoula County, Montana, and described as follows: Seeley Lake Estates No. 1, S01, T16N, R15W, Block 003, Lot 004, SLY EST Seeley Lake Estates-Lot 4 Blk 3 Geo Code: 04254001301170000 Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (or 42 days if you are the State of Montana, a state agency, or a state officer or employee), you must serve on the plaintiffs an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Montana Rules of Civil Procedure. Do not include the day you were served in your calculation of time. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff’s attorney, whose name and address are listed below. If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You must file your answer or motion with the court. Date: October 24, 2012. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, CLERK, DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY By /s/ Cady Sowre, Deputy ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF: Brian J. Smith, Kathryn S. Mahe, GARLINGTON, LOHN & ROBINSON, PLLP, 350 Ryman Street-P.O. Box 7909, Missoula, MT 59807-7909 Telephone (406) 523-2500 Telefax (406) 5232595 bjsmith@garlington.com ksmahe@garlington.com By /s/ Kathryn S. Mahe 12/20/2012, 12/27/2012, 1/3/2013 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST Deed of Trust: Dated June 21, 2006 and modified April 9, 2009 Grantors: George V. Campbell and Nola L. Campbell 210 West Artemos Drive Missoula, Montana 59803 Original Trustee: Insured Titles, LLC P.O. Box 4706 Missoula, Montana 59806 Beneficiary: First Security Bank of Missoula, Division of Glacier Bank P.O. Box 4506 Missoula, Montana 59806 Successor Trustee: Christopher B. Swartley Attorney at Law Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807-8957 Date and Place of Recordation: June 27, 2006 in Book 777, Page 1037, Micro Records of Missoula County, Montana; Modification of Deed of Trust recorded April 14, 2009 in Book 837, Page 371, Records of Missoula County, Montana The undersigned hereby gives notice that on the 2nd day of April, 2013, at the hour of 10:10 a.m. at the front

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PUBLIC NOTICES steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, West Broadway side, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, Christopher B. Swartley, as Successor Trustee under the above-described instrument, in order to satisfy the obligation set forth below, has elected to and will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, payable at the time of sale to the Successor Trustee, the interest of the abovenamed Trustee, Successor Trustee, and Grantors, and all of their successors and assigns, without warranty or covenant, express or implied, as to title or possession, in the following described real property: A parcel of land located in and being all of Lot 11, Block E of Farviews Homesites, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM the following described parcel of land: Beginning at the Westerly corner common to Lots 10, 11 and the right-ofway line of Artemos Drive, a found iron pin in concrete; thence North 50°48’06” East, along the line common to Lots 10 and 11 a distance of 171.81 feet to the Northeasterly corner of said Lot 11; thence South 16°55’ East, along the line common to Lots 11 and 29 a distance of 28.36 feet; thence South 60°03’33” West, 163.18 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to easements of record. Together with improvements and appurtenances. Recording reference is in Book 219 at Page 2218, Micro Records. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are the failure of the above-named Grantors, and all of their successors and assigns, to pay upon maturity on September 25, 2012 the principal amount of One Hundred Ninety-nine Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-seven and 23/100ths Dollars ($199,537.23); plus accrued interest through September 27, 2012 in the amount of Seven Thousand One Hundred Seventy-eight and 43/100ths Dollars ($7,178.43); together with late charges in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00). The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is One Hundred Ninety-nine Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-seven and 23/100ths Dollars ($199,537.23), plus interest thereon at the rate of 6.65% from and after the 13th day of March 2012 to September 26 2012 in the amount of Seven Thousand One Hundred Seventy-eight and 43/100ths Dollars ($7,178.43), plus late charge of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00), plus per diem interest thereafter at the rate of Thirty-six and

25/100ths Dollars ($36.25), plus all costs, expenses, attorney’s and trustee’s fees as provided by law. DATED this 9th, day of November, 2012. /s/ Christopher B. Swartley Christopher B. Swartley, Successor Trustee Christopher B. Swartley, PLLC P.O. Box 8957 Missoula, Montana 59807-8957 STATE OF MONTANA):ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 9th day of November, 2012, by Christopher B. Swartley, Trustee. /s/ Roxie Hausauer Notary Public for the State of Montana. (NOTARIAL SEAL) Residing at: Lolo, Montana My commission expires: January 6, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/23/04, recorded as Instrument No. 200411500, Bk 731, Pg 361, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Kraig A. Michels and Marie L. Michels, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 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 6, 7, 8, and the East One-Half of Lot 9 in Block 58 of Daly’s Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book 662 of Micro Records at Page 560 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 10/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of November 1, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $284,510.72. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $241,305.77, 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 de-

faults 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 March 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.92066) 1002.184338-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 08/09/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200720650 Bk 803 Pg 515, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Zach Allen and Robin Allen, husband and wife was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 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: Lot 4 in Block 1 of Meadowlark Addition No. 2, a platted subdivision

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in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 05/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 30, 2012, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $241,251.83. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $228,105.55, 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 March 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access

sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.100015) 1002.214890-File No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 11, 2013, 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 212 OF 44 RANCH, PHASES 3 AND 4, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Donald S. Vanderveen and Larena R. Vanderveen, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title of Missoula, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on May 5, 2010 and recorded on May 6, 2010 on Book 859 and Page 534 as Document No. 201008647. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. First American Title Company of Montana, inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of MISSOULA County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,122.08, beginning January 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 31, 2012 is $210,064.23 principal, interest at the rate of 4.75000% now totaling $7,483.50, late charges in the amount of $241.52, escrow advances of $1,947.33, and other fees and expenses advanced of $563.63, plus accruing interest at the rate of $27.34 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 ex-

penses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 1, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 1st day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission

expires: 2/18/2014 Chase V Vanderveen 41954.149 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 11, 2013, 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. 1821, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA TOGETHER WITH A 20 FOOT WIDE PRIVATE DRIVEWAY EASEMENT, AS SHOWN ON THE CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO, 1821 Kathryn L. Williamson and Margaret F. Eldridge, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Washington Mutual Bank, FA, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on October 22, 2007 and recorded on October 30, 2007 in Book 808 and Page 209 as Document No. 200728572. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor in interest by purchase from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank F/K/A Washington Mutual Bank, FA. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $2,174.31, beginning February 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 28, 2012 is $330,917.96 principal, interest at the rate of 6.5% now totaling $39,291.92, late charges in the amount of $2,370.03, escrow advances of $5,302.26, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,850.95, plus accruing interest at the rate of $58.93 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 2, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 2nd day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission

PUBLIC NOTICES expires: 5/26/2015 Chase V Williamson 41916.723 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 11, 2013, 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: A TRACT OF LAND IN THE NE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, MORE SUBSTANTIALLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE TRACT WHICH IS A 24 INCH CAR AXLE FROM WHICH THE CENTER QUARTER OF SECTION 7 BEARS N.56 20’E., 1228.4 FEET; THENCE S. 24 45’E., 300 FEET TO A 24 INCH CAR AXLE ; THENCE S.89 47’ W., 180.75 FEET TO A 3/4 INCH PIPE; THENCE S.89’ 47’ W., 87.8 FEET; THENCE N. 14 48’ W., 53.7 FEET; THENCE N.14 48’W., 228.3 FEET; THENCE N.89 47’ E., 215 FEET THE POINT OF BEGINNING RECORDING REFERENCE: DEED EXHIBIT NO. 2479 AND BOOK 364 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 821 Scott B Jungers, 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 Deed of Trust dated November 5, 2004 and recorded on November 5, 2004 in Bk-742, Page-1458 under Document No. 200431445. The beneficial interest is currently held by U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association as Trustee as Successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, National Association as Trustee for Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates WMALT 2005-1. 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 $1,091.39, beginning July 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 20, 2012 is $169,447.01 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $23,773.72, late charges in the amount of $491.13, escrow advances of $6,395.19, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,219.40, plus accruing interest at the rate of $27.27 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 9, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 9th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary

public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Cassidy M Wilcox Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 7/16/2013 Chase V. Jungers 41916.656 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 11, 2013, 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 301 of Pleasant View Homes No. 3, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana according to the official recorded plat thereof Nathan P. Dolan, J. Patrick Dolan and Shelley Dolan, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated July 30, 2009 and Recorded July 30, 2009 in Book 844, Page 1139 under Document No. 200918896. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $996.17, beginning May 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of December 01, 2012 is $180,344.47 principal, interest at the rate of 4.87500% now totaling $5,861.20, late charges in the amount of $547.20, escrow advances of $2,709.09, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,926.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $24.09 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 5, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 5th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5/26/2015 Gmac V Dolan 41965.739

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 12, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 1 AND THE NORTH ONE- HALF OF LOT 2 IN BLOCK 14 OF BUTTE ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT THEREOF Joe Long, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on October 11, 2006 and recorded on October 16, 2006 in Book 785, Page 371 under Document No. 200626757. The beneficial interest is currently held by BANK OF AMERICA N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. 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 $469.23, 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 November 2, 2012 is $153,902.90 principal, interest at the rate of 2.000% now totaling $4,612.79, late charges in the amount of $182.10, escrow advances of $897.24, and other fees and expenses advanced of $929.82S, plus accruing interest at the rate of $8.43 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 5, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 5th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Cassidy M Wilcox Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 7/16/2013 BACVs. Long 42019.517 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 14, 2013, 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 fol-

lowing described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: A tract of land located in and being a portion of Sections 29, 32 and 33, Township 13 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as Tract 9 of Certificate of Survey No. 366. Less Portion A of Certificate of Survey No. 2141 Daniel Lovato and Angela Lovato, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Gregory G Schultz, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated January 20, 2006 and recorded January 24, 2006 in Book 767, Page 1586, as Document No. 200601756. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,225.28, beginning May 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 10, 2012 is $181,488.90 principal, interest at the rate of 6.25% now totaling $4,060.69, late charges in the amount of $183.78, escrow advances of $149.51, and other fees and expenses advanced of $70.25, plus accruing interest at the rate of $31.08 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 2, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 2nd day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 GMAC vs. Lovato 41207.915 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 19, 2013, 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 6 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5796, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 21 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TOGETHER WITH EASEMENTS

ACROSS TRACT 4 AND TRACT 8 FOR ACCESS AND SEPTIC DRAINFIELD AND UTILITY SITE AS SHOWN ON CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 5796 William J. Cleek and Michelle L. Cleek, as Grantors), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., A Montana Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on December 17, 2007 and recorded on December 27, 2007 on Book 810 and Page 1440 as Document No. 200733112. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,398.64, beginning March 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 October 31, 2012 is $214,887.36 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $23,973.39, late charges in the amount of $762.89, escrow advances of $6,298.49, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,122.97, plus accruing interest at the rate of $37.53 per diem, late charges, and other costs and tees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or. any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee 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: October 15, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, Lisa J Tornabene First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 15th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Chase Vs. Cleek 41954.955 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 19, 2013, 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: A TRACT OF LAND BEING LOCATED IN THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 9A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1725. #005821635 Craig Puccinelli and Jolanda Puccinelli, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real

property to Insured Titles, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Fremont Investment & Loan, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated April 25, 2001 and Recorded on April 30, 2001 in Bk-650, Pg-43, under Document No. 200108926. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMC Specialty Mortgage LLC f/k/a WM Specialty Mortgage LLC. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $881.96, beginning December 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 29, 2012 is $96,469.08 principal, interest at the rate of 9.250% now totaling $16,325.00, late charges in the amount of $54.95, escrow advances of $4,710.08, suspense balance of $-498.20 and other fees and expenses advanced of $5,922.66, plus accruing interest at the rate of $24.45 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other 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: October 10, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 10th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Chase vs. Puccinelli 41916.429 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 4, 2013, 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: A tract of land located in the S1/2 of Section 10, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as Tract 9K of Certificate of Survey No. 1923 Mary B. Pielaet, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN Amro Mortgage Group, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated February 20, 2002 and Recorded February 25, 2002 in Book 677, Page 1150 under Document No 200205206. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee

recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $636.66, beginning November 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 12, 2012 is $83,734.54 principal, interest at the rate of 7.125% now totaling $12,128.22, late charges in the amount of $336.31, escrow advances of $6,028.04, and other fees and expenses advanced of $147.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $16.35 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 26, 2012 /s/ Lisa J Tornabene Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 26th day of September, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Lisa J Tornabene, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Chase/Pielaet 41916.145 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 4, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 31 in Block 2 of El Mar Estates Phase IV, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana according to the official recorded plat thereof. Diane Keegan and Kirk Keegan, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Community Bank-Missoula, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed dated on December 15, 2005 and recorded on December 15, 2005 on page 1550 in Book 765 as Document No. 200533148.. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,258.91, beginning January 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 18, 2012 is $165,470.55 principal, interest at the rate of 2.0% now totaling $2,911.94, late charges in the amount of

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PUBLIC NOTICES $1,134.64, escrow advances of $1,960.15, suspense balance of $-74.30 and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,306.66, plus accruing interest at the rate of $9.07 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 26, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss.

County of Bingham ) On this 26th day of September, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Cassidy M Wilcox Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 7/16/2013 Citimortgage Vs. Keegan 42011.772 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 8, 2013, 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 22 IN BLOCK 8 OF WAPIKIYA ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF James Robert Soden and Christine Elisa KennedySoden, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on August 6, 2007 and recorded on August 10, 2007 as Document No. 200720801 Bk-803, Pg-666. The beneficial interest is currently held by EverBank. 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 $886.94, beginning May 1, 2012, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of August 24, 2012 is $166,953.78 principal, interest at the rate of 6.37500% now totaling $4,218.44, late charges in the amount of $ 177.40, escrow advances of $212.55, and other fees and expenses advanced of $88.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $29.16 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 be-

come due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 1, 2012 /s/ Dalia Matinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 1st day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the

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same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, ID Commission expires: 5-262015 EverHome Vs. Soden 41470.284 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEES SALE on February 19, 2013, 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: A tract of land located in and being a portion of the SW 1/4 of Section 12, Township 12 North, Range 19 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, Missoula County, Montana, and being more particularly described as tract 2C of certificate of survey No. 5209 P. Michael Croker, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title of Missoula County, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Long Beach Mortgage Company, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on June 27, 2005 and recorded on June 29, 2005 in Book 755, Page 162, under Document No. 200516114. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Trust 2005-WL3. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $2,125.91, beginning November 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of November 2, 2012 is $276,444.44 principal, interest at the rate of 7.900% now totaling $45,617.92, late charges in the amount of $3,200.37, escrow advances of $9,338.22, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,359.40, plus accruing interest at the rate of $59.83 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 properly taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary

has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for, any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: October 12, 2012 /s/ Dalia Martinez Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 12th day of October, 2012, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 5/26/2015 Chase V. Croker 41916.665 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale Number: 11-01664-5 Loan Number: 1205271905 APN: 5844006 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on March 20, 2013

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: LOT 17H OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF COBBAN AND DISNMORE’S ORCHARD HOMES, LOT 17, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. More commonly known as: 142 SMALL LANE, MISSOULA, MT DALE S. MARTELL, SUSAN L MARTELL, AS HUSBAND AND WIFE, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN BROKERS CONDUIT, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of December 23, 2005, and recorded on January 4, 2006 in Film No. 767 at Page 104 under Document No. 200600274, in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: US Bank National Association, as Trustee for CSMC Mortgage-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-4 (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated May 6, 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 November 9, 2012: Balance due on monthly payments from February 1, 2011 and which payments total: $26,245.62: Late charges: $901.74 Net Other Fees: $40.00 Advances: $4,039.28 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $190,585.93 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 3.50000% 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 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, in-

cluding 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: November 12, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Megan Curtis, Authorized Signature. A-4331827 12/20/2012, 12/27/2012, 01/03/2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale Number: 12-01776-5 Loan Number: 0999941859 APN: 3722503 TO BE SOLD for cash at Trustee’s Sale on March 13, 2013 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: LOT 2 OF OLD WATER WHEEL ESTATES, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF More commonly known as: 2345 BLUE MOUNTAIN ROAD, MISSOULA, MT DEBRA S. TUDAHL, as the original grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES, LLC, as the original trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MONTANA MORTGAGE COMPANY, A MONTANA CORPORATION, as the original beneficiary, by a Trust Indenture dated as of December 22, 2004, and recorded on December 28, 2004 in Film No. 745 at Page 1089 under Document No. 200435972, in the Official Records of the Office of the Record of Missoula County, Montana (“Deed of Trust”). The current beneficiary is: Wells Fargo Bank, NA (the “Beneficiary”). FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY was named as Successor Trustee (the “Trustee”) by virtue of a Substitution of Trustee dated October 12,

PUBLIC NOTICES 2012 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 19, 2012: Balance due on monthly payments from December 1, 2011 and which payments total: $5,714.45: Late charges: $188.96 Appraisal Fees: $231.00 Legal Fees: $303.00 There is presently due on the obligation the principal sum of $147,065.11 plus accrued interest thereon at the rate of 4.42500% per annum from November 1, 2011, plus late charges. Interest and late charges continue to accrue. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds include the trustee’s or attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of sale. The beneficiary has elected to sell the property to satisfy the obligation and has directed the trustee to commence such sale proceedings. The beneficiary declares that the grantor is in default as described above and has directed the Trustee to commence proceedings to sell the property described above at public sale in accordance with the terms and provisions of this notice. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid in cash. The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the aforesaid property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default theretofore existing. SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 DATED: October 29, 2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee, By: Megan Curtis, Authorized Signature A-4328321 12/13/2012, 12/20/2012, 12/27/2012 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 03/25/2013 at the hour of 11:00 AM sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which DAVID O LARSON, AND THERESA J LARSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE 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 01/11/2007 and recorded 01/18/2007, in document No. 200701444 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 790 at Page Number 982 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS 1, 2, AND 3 IN BLOCK 80 OF SOUTH MISSOULA, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 900 MARSHALL STREET, MISSOULA, MT 59801-3612. 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 12/01/2011, 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 $195,899.77 together with interest thereon

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SUSTAINAFIEDS Dated: 11/30/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0057405 FEI NO. 1006.162753 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 04/16/2013, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which DONALD R. FOREMAN AND MARKAY FOREMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to WESTERN TITLE & ESCROW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/27/2007 and recorded 07/03/2007, in document No. 200717008 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 800 at Page Number 1213 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 31 OF STILLWATER ADDITION AT MALONEY RANCH PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. SEE TITLE A.P.N.: 2092-24-102-31-0000 MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS: LOT 31 OF STILLWATER ADDITION AT MALONEY RANCH PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 3687 RODEO ROAD, MISSOULA, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 05/01/2012, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $206,036.93 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 05/01/2012 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the 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: 11/30/2012, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 12-0068610 FEI NO. 1006.164734

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3 Bdr, 2 Bath Pleasant View home. $205,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

6544 McArthur. 3 bed, 2.5 bath with gas fireplace and 2 car garage. $240,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net

322 David Court. 3 bed, 1 bath on 1/4 fenced acre near river trail. 3 car garage & many great upgrades. $200,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 2398350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com

955 Clements. 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Target Range with gas fireplace, wood floors, deck and large heated shop. $463,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

4 Bdr, 1 Bath South Hills home. $179,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

1480 Cresthaven. 3 bed, 2.5 bath on over one private acre. Open floor plan, dream master bathroom and double garage. $350,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com

4227 South 7th West. Beautiful sample home to be built. 4 bed, 2.5 bath with covered porch and 2 car garage. Lot available separately for $125,000. MLS #20121798, $325,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

1520 South 6th West. 2 bed, 1.5 bath with wood floors, fenced yard & basement. $185,000. KD Dickinson, Portico Real Estate 3278787. kdrae52@msn.com

5 Bdr, 4 Bath, Wye area area home on 2.5 acres. $389,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

1623 Wild Turkey Lane, Stevensville. Over 200 acre private ranch with creek surrounded by conservation easement land.

5209 Dutton Court. 5 bed, 3 bath with fantastic kitchen, laundry room and 3 car garage. Near city park. $339,900. Anne Jablonski, Portico

Happy New Year! A special thanks to my family, friends and clients for a great 2012. Lambros Real Estate ERA 406-544-4226 ritagray@montana.com

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 I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Looking for a place to call home? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Pru-

1847 West Central. 3 bed, 1.5 bath townhome with 2 car garage. No HOA fees. MLS #20121385. $158,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Missoula 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 2025 Mullan Road. Mullan Heights Riverfront Condos. Large secure units with affordable HOA dues. Starting at $144,900. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 3100 Washburn #31. 2 bed, 1 bath fully remodeled with all appliances & gas fireplace. $100 HOA dues. $117,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 4433A Bordeaux Blvd. Newer 3 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage. Fenced backyard with dog kennel & pergola. Very nice! $179,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 728-8270. glasgow@montana.com

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bile. Great investment or first time buy. $89,900. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com

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20 ACRES FREE. Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/month. Money back gaurentee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful views. Roads/surveyed. Near El Paso,

1825 Burlington. Two central Missoula lots with 3 bed, 2 bath mo-

Beautiful Downtown Triplex Two 2 bedroom units and one 1 bedroom; great rental history; great building on Historic Register with tons of character and in great shape! $359,500. 518 Alder porticorealestate.com 240-5227 Open & Light & Green & Clean Efficiency abounds in this 3 bed, 2.5 bath stand alone superinsulated condo with heated floors and so much more. 1530 S 12th W. Near Good Food Store and bike trails. $250,000. 240-5227. porticorealestate.com Uptown Flats. From $149,900. Upscale gated community near downtown. All SS appliances, car port,

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Fantastic Home With A View! 6305 St. Thomas. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, updated and gorgeous setting with large private lot, double garage, landscaped and ready to move into! KD 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

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Affordable Townhomes Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. STARTING AT $79,000. 1400 Burns, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

storage and access to community room and exercise room plus more. Anne Jablonski, Portico Real Estate 5 4 6 - 5 8 1 6 . annierealtor@gmail.com www.movemontana.com

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715 & 717 Clements $120,000

5905 Ocean View $300,000

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Remarkably Cute 2039 S 10th West. 2 bedroom on large lot near Good Food Store, bike trails and schools. Full basement and single garage. KD, Portico Real Estate, 240-5227 www.porticorealestate.com

8 Catrina Lane. 2 bed, 1 bath single level townhome with large fenced yard, patio & garage. $132,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoula.com

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225 Cumberland, Lolo. 4 bed, 2 bath on cul-de-sac with mountain views. $200,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

Bruin Lane Lots. Near Council Groves & The Ranch Golf Course. From $85,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana. 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com

3.2 Acres in the Wye area. Gorgeous mountain and valley views. $65,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

Georgetown Lake Lot Bargain price of $44,000 for a 2.87 acre parcel only 6 miles to Discovery and half a mile to the lake, ready to build site, nice open meadow, year round access, 5464 7 9 7 www.postlets.com/repb/4881548

4,500 Sq Ft Lot on the Northside. Zoned for single or multifamily. All utilities available. $59,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 5980 Greg’s Way. Commercial building lot in Missoula development park allows for 12,000 sq.ft. building. $212,500. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com Bear Gulch, Garnet Ghost Town. 40 acres bordering BLM land. Great recreational property. $55,000.

NHN Twin Creek Road/Bonner. 3.69 acres with creek. Mobiles on permanent foundations allowed. $165,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net Rattlesnake Acreage Rattlesnake 1/4 acre lot at the base of Mt. Jumbo with all utilities stubbed to the site and ready to build on: $160,000. portico realestate.com KD 240-5227. porticorealestate.com 240-5227

COMMERCIAL 110 Main Street, Stevensville. Restaurant in heart of Stevensville next to Blacksmith Brewery. $149,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 4 Klakken, Noxon. Motel with 9 units, laundromat & 2 rentals on 1/2 acre. $259,000. Robin Rice @ 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. East Missoula Building Lot with great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $55,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Gorgeous Victorian home zoned for commercial use in a great location $395,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

OUT OF TOWN 15305 Spring Hill Road, Frenchtown. Beautiful cedar 4 bed, 2.5 bath with 3 car garage & deck on acreage bordering Forest Service. $595,000. Robin Rice @ 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 170 South 1st Street, Clinton. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with basement & garage on private 2.2 fenced acres. Close to the river and Forest Service land. $165,000. Rochelle Glasgow, Prudential Missoula 7288270. glasgow@montana.com 19488 Highway 200 East/ Bonner. 5 bed, 3 bath, basement & 3 car

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garage on 3 mountain view acres. $399,900. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net 2110 Petty Creek, Alberton. Gorgeous 3 bed, 2.5 with 2 car garage on over 10 acres. $409,000. Betsy Milyard, Montana Preferred Properties. 880-4749. montpref@bigsky.net 2351 Highway 83 West, Seeley Lake. 2 bed, 2 bath with basement & 2 car garage on 2.4 lakefront acres. $583,000. Shannon Hilliard, Prudential Missoula. 239-8350. shannon@prudentialmissoulaproperties.com 3 Bdr, 2 Bath, Stevensville area home on 6+ acres. $339,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 4 Bdr, 2 Bath Central Missoula home. $240,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com

4 Bdr, 3 Bath Stevensville area home on 13 acres. $575,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit www.mindypalmer.com 45822 Meadowlark, Polson. 5 bed, 3 bath Lindal Cedar home on over 3 acres on 250 feet of Flathead Lake frontage. $1,600,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.com 57005 West Road, Moiese. Certified Organic Farm with artesian well on 80 acres near Flathead River. $525,000. Pat McCormick, Properties 2000. 240-7653. pat@properties2000.com Big Arm On Flathead Lake. 45765 Meadow Lake Lane. 6 bed, 4 bath with 3 car garage on lakefront acreage. Two additional homes included. MLS #20120312. $1,200,000. Jake Booher, Prudential Montana 544-6114. jbooher@montana.co PRICE REDUCED! 101 Boardwalk, Stevensville. 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

garage. Zoned commercial with separate office. $310,000. Robin Rice, Montana Preferred Properties. 240-6503 riceteam@bigsky.net

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