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I-90 Exit 33: Trestle Creek Golf, St. Regis, Montana - before it snows.

In Anaconda, Montana - October 2, 2009 Only $25 in a wonderfully, intimate venue.

3rd Annual

Discover Deer Lodge: Montana History at its best!

“An affair of the heART” T Quilt Show and Sale February 12,13,14 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Featuring Art Quiltsfrom past and presentt TART Students

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I-90 Exit #33, St.. Regis, Montana

St. Regis Free Live Trout Aquarium A must stop for the whole family!

St. Regis Travel Center is your all-in-one family stop! Featuring clean,

modern rest rooms, a full convenience store, gas station, family restaurant, gift shop and casino—this is the perfect place to fuel up and start your Mineral County tour.

Since 1962, St. Regis Gift Shop has offered a FREE live trout aquarium for the enjoyment of their visitors. Take a close look at Montana rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Then crawl inside the one-of-a-kind cylinder tank for a 360-degree view of the Montana trout you’ll catch in Mineral County streams, rivers and lakes.

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t the St. Regis Gift Shop, grab a free bag of popcorn from the friendly staff and wander through Montana’s best and largest gift shop. Take a minute to listen to the free “Almost Live” robotic animal band while you pick out your favorite Montana souvenirs, huckleberry products, gifts and T-shirts.

Montana wild huckleberry ice cream is a favorite for all ages. You’ve got to try some

at Dolly V’s Ice Cream & Espresso - and sweeten your Montana vacation. Enjoy a free sample of homemade fudge and try the wonderful homemade huckleberry bars or other tasty desserts.

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he Huckleberry Patch Restaurant is a full service family restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Famous for their homemade huckleberry pie and tasty home-style meals, the restaurant is perfect for a quick pickup and comfortable enough to sit for a while and plan your next Montana adventure. Serving everything from pancakes to burgers, sandwiches to steaks, they have something to satisfy every taste. Breakfast is served all day.

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t. Regis Travel Center is conveniently located at the exit and is open 24/7! The restaurant and gift shop are open 6 am – 11 pm all summer long. Check them out online at BigSkyCountryGifts.com or call toll free 866.649-2407 for more information.

Guaranteed to be one of your favorite Montana stops. St. Regis Travel Center . . . open 24/7.

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We’ll show you what’s special about it. Trophy T ph Estate E t t att Fish Fi h Creek - 546 ac. with pond, creek, c bordering USFS, U Three imm maculate homes, swimming sw pool, barn b riding arena. Horseback H riding, in hunting, & world-class w fishing right ri on the ranch – the ultimate sportsmans sp lodge $9,995,000 Call Al 406-6497035 MLS #803491

Fully Furnished in HighEnd Western Décor

Exquisite Montana log home, guest apartment, 4-car garage, on 9.8 acres, landscaped, set up for horses, fenced pastures, corrals, barn. Just off the freeway at the Lozeau exit, easy access, but private, 40 minutes from Missoula. $1,675,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #801141

Homesite, 5.5 acres bordering USFS up

Premier Hunting & Elegant Living Log home, 28 acres bordering USFS, (approximately 6 level acres for pasturing the horses and 22 acres for riding & hunting), includes guest house with full kitchen & bath, huge shop, complete RV facilities, near St. Regis, 1 mi. off the DeBorgia exit $799,000 Call Anita 406-240-3942 or George 406-240-3016 MLS #708862

the Dry Creek drainage near Superior, very private, but accessible, seasonal creek, near the Sheep Mtn. trailhead, awesome views, $130,000 Call George 406-240-3016 MLS #901270

271 acres Prime Recreational Property bordered by USFS on 3 sides, near world-famous Alberton Gorge, Encompasses all 4 on/ off ramps at Fish Creek exit #66, tremendous commercial opportunities $3,290,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #705639

One-of-a-Kind on the Alberton

Fantastic Ranchette property Gorge 11+ Nearly 23 acres just off the Fish acres, spans both

Creek exit near the Alberton Gorge, sides of the Clark Fork River right on the Gorge, recreational opportunities galore, great 2 building sites, includes old railroad trestle! views of the Purple Cliffs, Price just $329,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #905322 reduced. $280,000 Call Al 406-6497035 MLS #802656

River Parcels near Downtown Superior Four ½ acre parcels with accessible low-bank river frontage, starting from $87,135 – or – purchase entire 2.4 acres for $360,000, can be used for residential or commercial, great for fishing business or RV park, Call Al 406-6497035 or Anita 406-240-3942 MLS #905915

w w w. R e g e n t R e a l t y M T. c o m Regent Realty Just past the 4-way Stop #2 St. Regis Street St. Regis, Montana Serving all of Western Montana/Northern Idaho

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We’ll show you what’s special about it. A Great Deal in St. Regis 5bd/3bth,

nearly 3000 sq. ft. home on 2 level acres, lots

of storage, includes shop/garage. Home sits on a plateau overlooking the Clark Fork River, views in every direction. Very affordable. $199,900 Call Anita 406-2403942 or George 406-240-3016 MLS #900612

Upscale Riverfront Home & 2.4 ac. near St. Regis, 4bd/3bth, 2617 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, tile countertops, walk-out daylight basement, brick patio, low-bank river frontage $575,000 Call Anita 406-240-3942 or Al 406-649-7035 MLS #804285

Beautiful Riverfront Home on 1.8 ac. well-maintained, updated manufactured home on permanent foundation, walk-out basement, right down to the river, 2880 sq. ft. of living space, 4bd/3bth $390,000 Call Anita 406-240-3942 or Al 406-649-7035 MLS #804324

Busy Restaurant, Bar/Casino at the I-90 DeBorgia exit $789,000 Call George 406-240-3016 or Al 406-649-7035 MLS #906184

Two for the Price of One 3bd/2bth newly remodeled log home in Superior, also 2bd/1bth home on same lot, great rental property, close to all amenities $181,000 Call Anita 406240-3942 MLS #902629

Lots on the Trestle Creek Golf Remodeled 2-Storey Home on large lot in St. Regis, 4bd/1bth $149,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #704632

Course ½ acre lots right on the golf course, river frontage common area, St. Regis starting at $59,900 Call Al 406649-7035 MLS #803793

Neat Little Log Home in beautiful St. Regis, remodeled 1bd/1bth $96,500 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #704631

Mini-Storage Business 38 units on 1.3 acres located on Hwy. 135, great visibility, maintenancefree newer buildings $194,500 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS905320

5400 sq. ft. Building on 2 Lots in St. Regis,

300+ ft. Low-Bank Riverfront 2.4 ac., mature Ponderosa Pines on property, great homesite near St. Regis $199,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #905512

handicapped accessible, full kitchen, many possibilities for use, commercial or residential $144,000 Call Al 406-649-7035 MLS #903881

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Mineral County . . .

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681,000 acres of public recreation land

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(87% of the county) and 3,884 friendly local “hosts” (the population of Mineral County) welcome you to Montana’s best kept recreation secret - Mineral County! Do the math! If you vacation here, move here or work here, that is over 700 acres of recreation land all to yourself. 400 miles of trails to hundreds of lakes, wildlife encounters, mountain peaks and trout streams are just the start. Horseback, ATV, snowmobile and bicycle riders have more than enough ground to share.

Mineral County is easy to get in and out

of - traversed by three major highways: Interstate 90, the fiber optic Information Super Highway and Montana Rail Link. Moving goods, data and people in and out of Mineral County is efficient and fast. Whether you are coming for recreation, business, quality of life or all three - Mineral County makes a great home base.

Located just 2 hours east of Spokane,

Washington and one hour west of Missoula, Montana, you can choose the most convenient international airport, if you aren’t flying your own plane out of the Mineral County Airport. Mineral Community Hospital and Nursing home will handle most medical needs, with additional major medical centers just an hour away.

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Mineral County Chamber of Commerce M 102 River St. St. Regis, Montana 406-822-4800 www.montanarockies.org W W W.G IFT M ONTA NA . COM

start a business obtain the necessary information for success from the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce (406-8224800). Now is the time to step through the gateway to a Montana Adventure Mineral County, Montana.


Hunting and History These books and several others from the publishing house of Stoneydale Press, located in Stevensville, Montana, take a look into the integrated roles of hunting and history in Montana and Idaho and beyond. Avid hunter, fascinated historian, or if you just like to read, these books and more by Stoneydale Press, will give new perspectives on life in the west. The first known white man to “discover” the fantasies now known as Yellowstone National Park – “Colter’s Hell” as it came to be called – lead guide for a number of American fur trapping brigades that invaded the remote wilderness at the headwaters of the Missouri River, survivor of one after another encounters with dreaded Blackfeet warriors, and on and on. . . John Colter remains the first and most significant of America’s folk heroes out of the era of the American West in the years immediately following the Lewis & Clark Expedition. What isn’t as well-known about Colter is his persistent struggle with a power within him that both kept him in this dangerous Three Forks country, even after his encounter with the Blackfeet that included his famous run and escape, and his refusal to lead a life dictated by fear – themes that author Stephen T. Gough pursues stridently in his new novel, “COLTER’S RUN” COLTER’S RUN to give us minute insight into not only what it was By Stephen T. Gough about John Colter that made him return, time after $24.95 Plus $4.50 S&H time, to this dangerous country. Wallace, Idaho’s Fred Scott, a retired lifelong miner earned lasting fame as an elk hunter in Idaho when he took a record-book elk in 1964 but that was but a single episode in a hunter’s life passionately spent pursuing wild game and achieving recognition as a “common man’s storyteller” for more than a half-a-century in what has often been termed as the “golden era” of Idaho big game hunter. A man for whom the experience of hunting elk, deer and bear and sharing that experience with friends, relatives and comrades far outweighed the taking of any trophy, Scott recounts the highlights of 65 hunting episodes spanning the years since his first such adventure in 1952. In the process, he offers insights into both the how and why of his hunting big game in the wilds of Idaho, giving us insight into not only the experiences in quest of big game but a homespun, common man’s lifestyle hacked out of a wild land that both challenged and inspired him. In the introduction to his book, Scott says this about his hunting adventures: “I believe that the hunting experience is not measured by the size of the trophy harvested, or the value of the meat harvested, but instead the memories of the experiences afield.” MEMORIES OF HUNTING IDAHO’S GOLDEN ERA By Fred S. Scott $19.95 Plus $3.75 S&H

On the heels of the Lewis and Clark Expedition – famed Canadian fur trader and map maker David Thompson, whose exploits in the region from 1807-1813 brought the first commercial fur trading enterprise into the region, well before any American free trappers have been told in print. “SOMETIMES ONLY HORSES TO EAT: DAVID THOMPSON, THE SALEESH HOUSE PERIOD”, the 392-page book was researched and written by author Carl Haywood of Thompson Falls, Montana. It gives incredible insight into Thompson’s historic period in North Idaho, Northwestern Montana and northeastern Washington. $24.95 Plus $4.50 S&H

By Mike Lapinski a full-color, large format book on the American elk exploring the intriguing story — in text, photograph and illustration — of the American elk, or wapiti, over the past 300 years. The book contains more than 60 color photographs, a dozen historical black and white photographs, and several illustrations. The Elk Mystique – . plus S&H

By Mike Lapinski After answering hundreds of questions at various sports shows about the finer details of hunting elk internationallyrenowned author Mike Lapinski realized the need for a book dealing with problems hunters encounter time after time. The result is “Solving Elk Hunting Problems” which he quickly subtitled “Simple Solutions to The Elk Hunting Riddle” and which he deals specifically with common problems today’s elk hunters face. Solving Elk Hunting Problems (softcover) – .

By Mike Lapinski Expert Mike Lapinski takes up elk hunting where other leave off – the secrets of calling elk in close. Any hunter who’s worked elk knows that the real test of calling elk comes in the last 60-70 yards and Mike has developed a solid, aggressive strategy for accomplishing just that. His “radical” elk hunting system works and in both text and photograph, this book shows you how you can make it work too. Radical Elk Hunting Strategies – .

523 Main Street Stevensville, Montana 59870 1-800-735-7006

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Trestle Creek Golf, is a great escape from the work a day world. An easy, quick hour on I-90 (less time than commutes in the big city) from Coeur d’Alene or Missoula and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Rockies, away from it all on a wonderful golf course just minutes from lakes, streams, trails, mountain peaks, or if you choose, antiques stores, gift shops, even massage therapists. If you fall in love with this piece of Montana paradise, the friendliest realtors in the state will help you make wise investment decisions in this still affordable and undiscovered getaway community.

1 block to 4-way Stop at Old Hwy 10

Turn right, go 1/2 mile to Red Hill Rd. Stay right and enter Trestle Creek.

406-649-2680

2009 Green Fees WEEKDAYS $16.00 $22.00

WEEKENDS $17.00 $24.00

PULL CART $3.00 $6.00

PULL CART $3.00 $6.00

POWER CART $16.00 $24.00

POWER CART $16.00 $24.00

TRAIL FEE $8.00 $16.00

TRAIL FEE $8.00 $16.00

CLUB RENTAL $5.00 $10.00

CLUB RENTAL $5.00 $10.00

SENIOR SPECIAL - TUES & WED - WITH CART $22.00 $32.00 MONDAY ALL DAY SPECIAL WITH CART $50.00 PUNCH CARDS (10) 9 HOLE ROUNDS $145.00 CLUB STORAGE FOR SEASON $50.00 ANNUAL POWER CART RENTAL $500.00 HOLE

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St. Regis has it all: Golf, Fish; Golf, Hike; Golf, ATV; Golf, Float; Golf, Camp; Golf, Eat What else would you like to do? And it is all in your back yard - St. Regis. MT

The course is open daily at 7:00am until sunset every day.

2010 Trestle Creek Tournaments: June: Digger Open, 2 person Scramble June: Mineral County Chamber Tourney 4 person Scramble July : Two-Person Shamble, 6-6-6

July: Trestle Creek FUN-Raiser 4 person Scramble August: Club Championship September: Mineral County Medical Foundation Tournament

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Hiking Rafting Hunting Floating Camping Fly Fishing Horseback Riding ATV and Snowmobile Adventures

Mineral County Recreation Fishing Access/Trails/Campgrounds & more. Weather and road conditions change rapicly in Western Montana, please check with the appropriate local authorities for updated road and trail information and regulations. More detailed maps are availble at the Forest Service Ranger Station 209 W Riverside Ave, Superior, MT (406) 822-4233 10-MT

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This information brought to by the Businesses of Mineral County Montana Mineral County Chamber of Commerce St. Regis Resort Board and Tour Montana.


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The Old Montana Bar and grill

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was rebuilt in 1998, on the sites of the Saltese Inn Need an excuse for a which burned in the 1960’s and short road trip? The Montana Bar. It is still the stop for travelers on I-90, to find a Always good food at delicious and hearty meal as well the Old Montana Bar. as view displays of native Montana wildlife and gamble in the Casino. ATV’rs/ Halloween Party Snowmobilers come from Washington, come one come all. Idaho, and Montana to explore the hundreds of miles of perfect trails into the mountains. The trails, scenery and Huge Fireworks on experience are great and so is the food. The Old Montana Bar and Grill New Years Eve. is a great place to celebrate your return to “the Last Best Place … Montana.” Make sure to set aside time to stop for the best steak and lobster Call for the or crab, Alaskan Salmon even Steamed Oysters - you will find this Snowmobile and ATV side of Seattle, maybe this side of the east coast. Who would have “thunk” it? poker run dates. Seriously!

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OLD MONTANA BAR AND GRILL • 17 Frontage Rd W • Saltese, Montana • 406.678.4144

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Texas Hold’em - Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. All you can eat Broasted Chicken - Sundays it all happens at O Aces! Their customers say the burgers alone make m the stop worthwhile and the Cheesecake is to "drive" for. Bring the t whole family and relax in the non-smoking restaurant. You will be tempted t by specials such as “All You Can Eat Fish and Chips” on Fridays or Prime P rib on Saturdays. Take off right from the parking lot on your ATV or Snowmobile S and enjoy the best trails in the west, beautiful scenery, and plenty p of wildlife. When you get back, dinner and the casino will be waiting. The handmade, one of a kind, log poker table, made right here in Deborgia, is i worth seeing even if you don't play. If you want to shop for antiques, check out o the Yellow Dog Trading Post, while you wait for dinner. Spend as much as a you like, we won't tell. You will find antiques, local art, and toys, a little bit of o everything for everybody.

TTHE O ACES opens at 11 am in the winter and closes when the last customer goes home. See you in Deborgia. O Aces Exit 18 on I-90 • 406.678.0090

Always a Good Time and Great Pizza . . . at Billy’s Good times have been had, by Montanan's and travelers alike since the bar, now known as Billy Bigriggers, was built in 1921. That makes this one of the oldest bars in the country. Yes, there have been extensive remodels, but the Montana tradition continues — good food, (Best Pizza in the west), good friends, and good fun. And did we say, the best Pizza (and Calzones) in the West? Eat in, take out, or just hang out. Check the schedule for the live bands. Where else can you dance on an original dance floor, from 1921. Take the frontage road from either exit 16 or 18, Billy Bigriggers is half between. A real Montana Bar.

BILLY’S SALOON AND CASINO • 1/2 way between exit 16 and 18 on I-90 17 miles east of the Montana-Idaho border. 406-678-7800 12-MT

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Its not just a great place to visit, its a great place to call home.

ST. REGIS COMMUNITY CENTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Scare Crow Contest Judging Halloween Party Annual Craft Fair Annual Christmas Decoration Judging New Years Eve Party

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Lot 6 at Waters Edge, Mullan Road East in Superior $179,900 Awesome Riverfront with a fantastic view. 2 Acre level terrain lot. Wildlife and water fowl are plentiful. Like to fish? Lot has a shared well. Call for further information about this unique “living life on the river” opportunity.

110 Mullan Rd East in Superior $279,900 5 Parcels in town, Great B&B potential! Remodel in process including new windows and doors. Antique furniture, linens & fixtures throughout. Additional buildings on property. Call Jim to find out all the details, too much to list here!

JIM HOLLENBACK - Broker Jim@JimHollenback.com

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River Lot on the Clark Fork River Superior $49,900 Buy the lowest priced riverfront lot on the Clark Fork River. 360 0 views of the river, fishing access and the Bitterroot Mountains. Grab it now before it’s gone! Brokers Loss = Your Gain!

KATHRYN WOLHART - Sales Kathryn@OwnMT.com

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Plan Ahead! Blue Grass Festival and Carnival, St. Regis, Montana every 4th of July

Montana’s Largest Flea Market: every Memorial Day Weekend! Mangold’s Motel and General Store

SNOWMOBILE AND ATV RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! Come and stay in beautiful Saltese, MT where you step out of your motel room and into endless outdoor activities. The store and motel are right on the banks of the St. Regis River, perfect for fishing, rafting, canoeing, and swimming. The endless miles of ATV and Snowmobile trails lead you into beautiful mountain lakes and scenic vistas. It is just 10 minutes to Lookout Pass Ski / Recreation Area & the Hiawatha Bike Trail head. The activities don’t stop when you get to your motel, before you call it a night you can play horseshoes, bar-b-que, or sit around the fire pit and roast marshmallows; then enjoy all the amenities Mangold’s motel has to offer: queen size beds, coffee pots, frig, microwave & 1,000’s of movies - and a suite with a deck over looking the river. Owner Terri Mangold will take wonderful care of you and offers the same low rates year round.

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I-90 Exit #33, St.. Regis, Montana

St. Regis

Beer, Bait, Tackle, Licenses, Groceries and Gas

Exit 33

Mineral County Montana is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoor experience. Hunting, fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, motor bikes and mountain bikes, rock climbing, kayaking, cross country, alpine and water skiing, even star gazing and camping out, just to name a few all begin at Stang’s Food Center in St. Regis Montana. For 50 years, tourists and locals have stocked up at Stang’s. Pick up your licenses, replenish the tackle box, grab a sandwich from the deli, or steak with all the trimmings for the BBQ. When you leave if you don’t have everything you need to survive the great Montana outdoors - it won’t be our fault.

STANGS FOOD CENTER St. Regis, Montanaa Saint Regis, MT 59866 (406) 649-24144

BEST FOOD IN TOWN ALL YEAR AROUND! Ok, you’ve gotta stop at the OK Cafe. After working at the OK since it opened

17 years ago, Jennifer is now in charge! The good news for the customers is that she has brought back the daily specials for everymeal, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The milkshakes are great. Bet you can’t find a better huckleberry milkshake this side of New York. The OK has always been a favorite stop for coffee and pie or a late night treat on the way to the city. And now it is better than ever. Just exit I 90 and go straight through the 4-way stop about 1/2 mile. You can’t miss it. Make sure you drop a dollar or two in the Keno/Poker machines after lunch 25 MT Highway 135 or during Happy Hour at L’OK’JOE’s Saint Regis, MT 59866 (406) 649-2742

Beautiful Antique Furniture There is no doubt that St. Regis has the most antiques per capita of any city in the U.S. And the Place of Antiques has some of the nicest antique furniture you wil find. Serious it is worth a quick stop even you are just looking. Thousands of sq. ft. of floor space are dedicated to wonderful old, well preserved pieces, filled with nice antiques, dishes, etc. And for the guys, you’ll even find antique tools to authentically repair some of your own antiques. Rose is the expert to ask for at the Place of

Antiques.

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Quilters Stop Here! A small shop with a lot to offer! Not to mention this is the only Quilt shop in Mineral County. As you drive I-90 it will take you just 60 second to take the exit, drive 3 blocks to 3rd Ave. and turn west. Now you are at a quaint little quilt shop, with sewing and quilting notions, patterns and books and a good selection of fabrics. Be sure to ask about the Flower of the Month patterns/kits. Judy is very friendly and we are sure you will have good time, and you can be back on the interstate in another 60 seconds. But we hope you will visit the other businesses in Superior first.

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Cabin Fever Country Quilts - Where Friends Gather 106 W. 3rd Ave. Superior, MT 59872 406-822-8420

I scream you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! Ready for a break, just pull off I-90 at exit 47 and head north across the bridge. On your right at Mullan road, uptown Superior, treat yourself to great ice cream and fountain treats, delicious deli sandwiches made with only premium meats and breads plus fresh soups and veggies. Superior Drug and Fountain, doesn’t handle prescriptions any more but they do have breakfasts and lunches, waffles to Paninis and lots of historical photos to peruse while you pass the time. Open Mon. - Fri. 8am to 3pm.

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Superior Drug and Fountain 12 Mullan Rd. E. Superior, MT 59872

Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods They will help you find it! Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods does not only have a great selection of antiques, they are just a phone call away to help you with all your antiquing needs. If you can’t find it, they can. For more than 25 years they have been antiquing and collecting and have a large network of excellent contacts to assist you in your search. If you are shopping and aren’t sure of the value, give them a call, they will help you on the spot. Guns are a specialty. They will help you with buying and selling both individual guns and collections. They have a large network of collectors at their fingertips and will help you find or sell any gun you desire. They can liquidate your collection, or find those rare guns for which you have been searching. Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods has assisted everyone, from recreational and serious collectors to managing estates sales. Let them know how they can help you. All sales are always absolutely confidential.

Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods 113 River St. Superior, Montana 406.822.0034 • After Hours: 406.822.0104 mtantiques@blackfoot.net

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Located just off Big Sky Motel I-90 at exit 47, 103 4th Avenue East the Big Sky Motel Superior, MT 59872 offers Montana (406) 822-4831 hospitality and the splendor of Mineral County. Traveler’s can find AAA rated rooms and rates “you can sleep with”. Enjoy DirecTV, on site coin-op laundry, comfy beds, microwave and fridge in every room, high-speed wireless internet, AM/FM clock raidios and a tasty complimentary breakfast bar. Even your pets will love their stay at the Big Sky!

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Alberton, Montana 59820 Here’s a place where ghostly trains still run on time, a place where mountains live large, where rivers crash through timeless gorges, and where folks still take time to get to know you. Welcome to Alberton, Montana, an old railroad town without a railroad, but still with plenty to offer. Alberton is the gateway to the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River, western Montana’s best white water rafting, not to mention some of the best fly fishing anywhere. If you prefer an arm chair to a raft, there is also an historical book store worth the drive and the time to browse. You can grab a latte at the knitting shop or lunch at the cafe, pick up groceries (and liquor) at the local grocery, find all of your hardware and western needs at the feed store, and end your day with a good conversation at either of the local bars. and a night at one of the “Best of the Rockies” according to Bedandbreakfast.com, bed and breakfasts the Ghost Rails Inn. Alberton is charming reminder of simpler times just off Interstate 90 at exits 75 or 77, west of Missoula.

2010: July 17 - Alberton Railroad Day: An historical, fun family event . . .

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That’s what the sign on the highway says. Actually it’s more like 150,000, sa bbut who’s counting! Looking for a good read? Lo Something no longer in print? So Something rare? Or just like to So bbrowse old books and visit the classics? Keren Wales invites you cl to stop by. There you will find ppaperbacks, hardbacks and books in and out of pprint. Keren runs the book store with help from SScarlet the cat and other members of the family. Her father ran it before her, until 1981. Many of the books are ones he picked up on bicycle trips across the British Isles. Keren says: “My aim is to get as many books as possible into the hands of the people who will love them the most. Running a used book store with old books that are sometimes hard to find is a public service, like a museum or a library. There’s value in just having those books there for the public to look at, even if they don’t take them home.” You will find the store nestled in a mountain valley along Interstate 90, in the town of Alberton, Montana, just 30 miles west of Missoula, Montana, and 140 miles east of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Phone Orders: 406-722-4950 Montana Valley Book Store P.O. Box 152 512 Railroad Avenue Alberton, MT 59820 kr@montanavalleybookstore.com

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Antiques in Alberton

Spend a night in Ghost Rails Inn, . . . . a night in yesterday.

T he Antique Depot is located in the Northern Pacific Railway depot that was built in Frenchtown, Montana

T he luxurious experience of a Bed and Breakfast for the price of a motel

in 1890. The depot was moved to Alberton in 2001. The restoration of the depot is a work in progress, with special attention being given to maintaining as much historical authenticity as possible in our modern times. An “O” gage Lionel model train layout travels the perimeter of the grond level store, to the delight of young and old alike. A variety of antique and vintage items are for sale ranging from art, linens and fabrics, furniture, primitives, Christmas collectibles, pottery, dishware, glassware, railroad memorabilia and toys, including model trains. Made in Montana gifts and fine art by Montana artists and others are featured in the gallery/gift shop, as is proffesional costom picture framing. In the fall, the building is trasformed into a wonderland of vintage Christmas memorobilia on display and for sale. The upper level of this historic depot was the agents quarters and now houses the art studio of Colleen Worley, owner and operator of the business. Colleen’ one of a kind found object and vintage fabric art are on display in the store.

room in Missoula! You not only get a better night’s sleep, but you‘ll wake up to a wonderful home cooked breakfast in a newly remodeled historic hotel. What could be better?

The Antique Depot 147 Railroad Ave. Alberton, MT 59820 406-722-1890 16-MT

““100,000 Used Books.”

Thom says “People who stay here don’t know what to expect.” They love the nine comfortable guest rooms on the second floor, each with a unique theme celebrating the history and natural beauty of Montana, and they the relaxed hospitality and outrageous stories of their hosts. Many guests spend a night at the inn because it is a convenient stop as they travel I-90. Many make this their base camp for wilderness adventures ons ns in the mountains or shopping excursions in Missoula.

Ghost Rails Inn Innkeepers — Thom Garrett & Grace Doyle 702 Railroad Ave. Alberton Mt, 59820-9482 406-722-4990 888-271-9317 www.ghostrailsinn.com

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is your official invitation by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce to explore the rich history of Montana as it has C played out along the 100 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river. The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce is your business, travel, tourism and vacation information resource. Give them a call.

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Make Montana’s Bitterroot Valley your next family vacation or weekend getaway. Explore the six distinctive communities, each with their own culture of arts, quaint shops, educational resources, museums and outdoor adventures. Make it a goal to visit the Valley’s historic sites and landmarks, each reminding us of the role that the Bitterroot Valley and its residents played in America’s history.

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• Apple Festival - Oct.10, 2009: Hamilton • Holly Jolly Craft Show - Nov. 06-08, 2009: Hamilton • Scare Crow Festival - Oct. 2, 2009: Stevensville • Bitterroot Harvest Festival - Oct. 3, 2009: Hamilton • Chief Victor Day - June 11-13, 2010: Victor • Western Heritage Days - June 12-13, 2010: Stevensville • Logger Days - July 16-18, 2010: Darby • Strawberry Festival - July 17, 2010: Darby • Daly Days Festival - July 23-24, 2010: Hamilton • Bitterroot Brewfest - July 24, 2010: Hamilton • Art in the Park - July 24-26, 2010: Hamilton • Creamery Picnic Aug. 6-7, 2010: Stevensville • Montana Professional Artists Assoc. Show & Sale - June 12, 2010: Hamilton

Bitterroot Valley Annual Events

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 East Main Hamilton, MT 59840 406-363-2400 www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com localinfo@bvchamber.com

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Mikesell’s takes Pride in their ability to carefully select and offer you a diverse selection of traditional, modern and even unique jewelry. Each piece is hand selected to insure you receive the best value — the highest quality at the best price.

Custom Design and Resetting require the trust you will only appreciate once you have worked with Cindy Mikesell. Your jewelry and family keepsakes never leave the store and you will be speaking directly with the jeweler rejuvenating or creating your family treasures.

Repair and Restoration require delicate touch, an eye for detail, the right equipment, and an understanding of the importance of your family jewelry. At Mikesell’s you will talk to jewelry professionals. The Bitterroot Valley is their home, and you will find you can trust them. Like good neighbors they listen carefully to your desires and handle your family heirlooms with the respect they deserve. Mikesell’s considers it a privilege and honor to restore and preserve your family history.

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With Love from Montana Take home a piece of Montana! After selecting from Mikesell’s extensive inventory of Yogo and Montana Sapphires - Cindy will custom design your personal Montana Sapphire heirloom. Lazare Kaplan loose diamonds and diamond jewelry offer a large selection of designer diamond rings and earrings. Mikesell’s “Trade-in/Trade-up” policy allows you to upgrade your diamond stud earrings. The Mikesell’s sterling silver selection is excellent and they offer several additional jewelry lines including: The Bixby line offers Sterling Silver and 18k Gold in their famous ous bold and distinctive creations. Enamelled jewelry by Hildago offering several theme based selections. Breuning sterling silver, 14k and 18k gold jewelry designed in Germany. Leslie gold chain with a life time warranty. Unique gem stone designs by Colorcraft.

14k Yellow Gold Fashion Diamond Ring (.72-tdw) by Allison Kaufman. 18k Two Tone Gold & Diamond (.40-tdw) Pendant with 18” Gold Chain by Spark. 18k Two Tone Gold Rainbow Sapphire (5.46-tgw) & Diamond (1.76-tdw) Tennis Bracelet. 14k White and Rose Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelt by Breuning, .98-tw. 14k Two Tone Gold & Diamond Bracelet by Allisson Kaufman, 1.01-tw. 18k Yellow Gold - Sapphire (2.3 tgw) and Diamond (.39 tdw) Pendant with 18”, 18k-Gold Chain. 14k White Gold with Montana Sapphire (2.45 ct) & Diamond (.62 tdw) Ring 14k White Gold with Montana Sapphire (5mm) and Diamond (.10 tdw) Ring 14k White Gold, inside/outside diamond hoops 1.0tw. 14k White Gold Fashion Ring (.68 tdw) by Allison Kaufman.

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I-90 Exit 101 then 59 miles South on HWY 93, Darby, MT

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Old West Gallery and Candy Store, Darby’s main attraction on Main St.! This 16,000 square foot old west building houses a huge selection of the finest antiques and collectibles in the Bitterroot Valley. They have everything! Bronze art, prints, metal work, stoves and furniture, home décor and fine collectibles and an Old West Candy Store to boot! The Old West Candy store has more than 600 varieties of candy guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth in young and old alike. So, whether you pop in for a moment or stay for a few hours, you’re going to find something you’ll love. Be it a sweet treat or an antique treasure, don’t miss the Old West Gallery and Candy Store in Darby, Montana!

New selection of art prints and photographs, framed and gl glassed. Fall special pricing: • Large size: $17999 buy the second at Half Price! • Medium size: $7999 buy the second at Half Price! • Small size: $4999 Buy two get one FREE! • Always a free gift and free candy samples! • Always a smile and a friendly greeting!

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Furniture, home accents, rugs, art, bronzes, limited edition prints, Home decor.

202 S. Main St. Darby, Montana

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I-90 Exit 101 then 45 miles South on HWY 93, Hamilton, MT

For the experimental and creative quilter In Good Company provides resources for original design and quilting art. In Good Company invites you to become a “TART” (Textile Artist) by joining their network of quilters who want to try new surface design techniques. The I.G.C. gallery on the web has several creative, unique and cutting edge ideas to help get you started. You can purchase our hand-dyed silk ribbon or wool and art quilt products that support and expand the Tart lessons. Textile Art Lessons: Become a “TART” (Textile Artist) and subscribe to the In Good Company Tarts Program. Each monthly kit contains the necessary materials and written instructions for a lesson in a surface design technique. The kit includes materials to experiment and practice with. Then compose your own original designed art quilts by incorporating the technique you just learned. Past kits are also available for sale. Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon: In Good Company hand-dyes 56 colors of silk ribbon in two widths; 4 mm and 7 mm. We use 100% silk ribbon, lustrous and delicate in appearance as well as washable and colorfast.

ABOVE: Jamie used the circle theme to try a pointillist type painting. The acrylic paint has been applied in small circles only. Each fig was painted separately and appliquéed to a background. The background then was quilted in small circles.

Hand-dyed Felted Wool: In Good Company hand-dyes 100% wool flannel and felts it to produce a 38-color palette from brights to country shades. Art Quilt Products: In Good Company carries many books, notions, and hand-dyed fabrics that complement and support the Tart Lessons.

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“An affair of the heART” Quilt Show and Sale February 12,13,14 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Featuring Art Quilts from past and present TART Students

In Good Company LLC

115 State St. Hamilton, Montana 59840 406-363-4064 Open 10-4 Monday or by Appointment igc4@aol.com • ingoodcohanddyes.com 24-MT

In Good Company features the work and art of these four women: Jamie Grant, Susan Wetzsteon, Sue Engel, and Sue Anne Iman. For 17 years this collaboration of talent and ideas, sparked by an interest in quilting and design, has provided new, unique ideas and materials for creative quilters worldwide.

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I-90 Exit 101 then 45 miles South on HWY 93, Hamilton, MT

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Featured Exhibit through October Join us in celebrating the wildlife art of Ed and Marilyn Wolff. The inspiration for this body of work comes from countless trips into the remote back country of Montana. These remarkable works feature seldom seen images of wildlife and scenery.

Ravalli County Museum

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Take the Scenic Route! Philipsburg, Montana businesses and wonderful scenery of Granite County invite you to visit the heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Pintlar Scenic Route - I-90 exits #153 at Drummond and #208 at Anaconda. Refresh yourself with the quiet, beauty, and wildness of Philipsburg - Georgetown lake area. From 1865 to present day the area’s rich minerals offer rock hounding and sapphire mining opportunities. Visit the historic buildings and shops and step away from the stress of everyday life as you stroll along the old western streets of Philipsburg. Spend the night and enjoy the great food, the entertainment, and recreation opportunities. There’s the finest candy store in all the land, a real 1920’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain, the oldest operating live Theater in Montana, one of the

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finest outdoor skating rinks in the Rockies, and skiing that will take your breath away. All within minutes of each other. Camping, hiking, blue ribbon fishing, bicycling, four-wheeling, or just relaxing you’ll want to come back again and again. So next time you are traveling along I-90 take the Drummond or Anaconda exit and experience the excitement of the Pintlar Scenic Highway and Philipsburg, Montana. Truly a four seasons town! And if you want to make southwest Montana your home. Give Deb a call.

Debbie Dauenhauer-Hess

Southwest Montana Real Estate Specialist

Montana and specifically the Pintlar (mountain) territory is Debbie’s home, and she loves it. Her family has and does own property in the valley and on Georgetown lake for as long she can remember. She knows and appreciates the beauty, the serenity, and the value of truly one of Montana’s last best places.

If location is the most important aspect of your real estate dreams — look no further. If value for your dollar takes priority, you just found the best. Debbie’s company specializes in the sale of homes, ranches, land, and commercial property in the Flint Creek Valley, Georgetown Lake and surrounding areas. If you truly want to know the value of the property and the life style of this beautiful and still very affordable part of Montana, call Debbie.

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This one of a kind 10.01-acre piece with 533.21 feet of Silver Lake frontage could be that special private oasis you have been looking for! Limited access includes 22 storage units (25x12) 90% occupied. Leases will transfer. Call Deb @ 406.239.5563. MLS 805143 - Lot 2A Miller Subdivision, Anaconda, MT

138 East Broadway, Philipsburg Philipsburg, Mt. Mt 59858 Office/Fax 406-859-5563 Cell 406-239-5563 hess@blackfoot.net www.dauenhauerrealestate.com

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I-90 Exit #208 Anaconda or #184 Deer Lodge, MT

October 2 n d , Anaconda, MT $ 25 , for ticket s call 4 0 6 - 560 - 3416 at S m i t t y ’s B a r n o n H w y. !

Wylie kicks bu butt!

west of Anaconda

~Rebecca Weller, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Wylie & The Wild West are a show band, famous for multiple encores, the band you want to see close the show. Because of this, Wylie and the boys are seeing the nation and the world, and learning that good music, laughter, and friendliness are contagious. The band performs some 90 shows a year, working as far east as France, as far west as Japan, and working at huge urban festivals in all parts of the nation, at famous halls such as the Kennedy Center and in scores of tiny rural school houses along the northern plains and in the Northwest. They are favorite visitors at the Grand Ole Opry and at Elko, Nevada’s famous National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. And if you’ve ever heard the yodel on commercial for the internet company Yahoo!, well, that’s Wylie. ~ Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair

Wylie’s ability to cut loose sets him apart

from country’s self-conscious male stars. Photo by Ross Hecox

~ David Zimmerman, USA Today

Every once and a great while, the real deal comes along. Wylie is indeed just that. Whether he’s belting out an up-tempo yodel, or singing a heartfelt ballad, his sincerity, talent, and dedicaton to the art form make him one of the most believable artists in country music. Wylie’s recordings and his music overall, underscore that there’s a lot more to country music than just what’s being heard and played on Top 40 radio. ~ Eddie Stubbs, WSM-Grand Ole Opry Announcer

Presented by the Anaconda Main Street Association, 401½ Park Ave. Anaconda, MT 59711 406-560-3416

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Discover Deer Lodge: Deer Lodge really is ncorporated alive and kicking! original 8 Montana History & Adventure at its best! Lyn R. Fisher of Montana. Mark your calendars. Plan a day, weekend or week in the history filled community of Deer Lodge, Montana - Powell Co. September: 6 - 7: Labor Day Rodeo, Helmville 16 - 18: Montana Academy of Living History, Deer Lodge 19 - 20: Big Sky Draft Horse Expo, Deer Lodge Sept. (tba): Montana Turkey Shoot, Helmville October: 8: Avon Turkey Dinner, Avon 10 - 11: Antique Show, Avon Oct. (tba): Art Club Bazaar at the Art Club, Deer Lodge 18: Pumpkin Sunday at Grant Kohrs Ranch, 24, 25, 30, 31: Old Prison Haunted House, Deer Lodge November: 14: North Pole Express train, Anaconda 19: Avon Country Bazaar, Avon December: 4: Christmas Festival, Deer Lodge [Drawing of Annual Classic Car Raffle 5: Christmas Stroll, Tree Lighting, Deer Lodge 6: Grant Kohrs Ranch Holiday Open House, W W W.G IFT M ONTA NA . COM

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I-90 Exit #306 Bozeman, MT

D. G. House is a contemporary Native American painter from Bozeman, MT. Her work has been exhibited in every major art museum in Montana and she is guest artist-in-residence in Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. House recently painted a life-size fiberglass buffalo bull and calf for the city of West Yellowstone, MT. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian. D. G. House has been featured in national magazines, newspapers and television specials. www. dghousestudio.com • 406.595.0113

You will find D.G. House’s work in these fine galleries.

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Loren Pinski While visiting an art gallery in Michigan, Loren Pinski saw a carved Mallard and was amazed at what someone did with a piece of wood. Upon returning home, he bought a how-to-book, grabbed some old carpenter chisels, and carved a decoy. That was the last time he tried to carve using construction grade lumber. Loren carves and paints songbirds, waterfowl, game birds, and birds of prey to look like real birds. Imagine a full sized eagle greeting your guests, a Mountain Blue Bird on a table, or a Barn Owl looking down from a beam. His carvings help bring the beauty of nature into your home. Currently, each year Loren’s bald eagle carving is presented as the Mulrooney Award for the North American Wholesale Lumber Association for distinguished service in the forest products industry. Loren’s work has shown in galleries in Boise, Denver and Coeur d’Alene, Glacier National Park and Bigfork. Fortune 500 corporations purchase and nonprofit organizations including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Ducks Unlimited feature his work. Most often his work sells as commission pieces, however feel free to inquire about completed carvings available. Loren is a member of the Idaho Wood Carvers Association and lives in Star, Idaho. www.lppcarver.com Loren P. Pinski 10694 W Hazelwood Star, ID 83669 lppcarver@yahoo.com

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WILDLIFE

“Autumn Royalty” Edition of 50, 28” x 23” x 13” $8,400 plus S&H

“Fresh h Sushi” Edition ition 50, 29” x 18” x 15” $7,100 plus S&H

“Monarch of the Stakine” Edition of 50, 36” x 18 ½” x 14” $8,400 plus S&H

“Crown Royal” yal” Edition of 50, 16 16.5” x 15.5” x 6.5”. $3,700 plus S&H

“Timber Stalker” Edition of 50, 29” x 22” (tall) x 18” $7,500 plus S&H

“Look Who’s Coming to Dinner” ” Edition of 25, 79” x 26” x 16”. $50,000 plus S&H

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Montana’s Bronze Artist E Even th though hF Fredd Boyer B hhas ttraveled l d th the wo world, orld, ld A Anaconda, Montana always calls him home. Boyer oyyer majored in art education at Montana State University y in Bozeman, and after graduation, he moved to Sitka, kaa, Alaska, where he taught art in the public schools. He returned to Montana and taught art in the public schools for 14 years. “Teaching art is a learning experience for the teacher as well as the student,” he says. After five or six years of sculpting. teaching, Boyer got serious about sculpting g. Now N hhaving i won many awards, Calgary Stampede’s Art Artist’s tisst’s Choice 2009, Wild Wings People’s Choice and Arti isst’s Best of Show Artist’s - 2009, 8, & 7 and many more, Fred recalls, “The “ first pieces I did were pretty rough.” Boyer put in long evenings and weekends, im iimproved mproved his art, and began to find a market for his sculptures sculpturees in area galleries. pprestigious restigious C. M. When his works were first admitted to the pr M Boyer Russell Western Art Auction in Great Falls,, Montana, teaching was still teaching.

“Settling In”, Edition E dition of 25, 7 feet tall, 6 feet wide wide. e. $$45,000 $4 5,000 plus S&H.

In 1983 Boyer found himself at a crossroads. A major plant closure had forced the public school system to make some serious cuts, and Boyer was told that he would have to take on additional subjects in o der to keep his job. “I figured this was or order the sign I was waiting for to become a fullth the time artist.” But he recalls the thought of h i a steady d pay check h k was scary. not having However, through hard work and dedication, Boyer has established himself as a sculptor and has won widespread recognition in the art world. His works have frequently been recognized as Best of Show or People’s Choice in art shows, and his works can be seen at many galleries and h th shows aroundd the world.

““The The Rush”, Bronze & Stainless,, Edition of 50, 20” x 18” x 18”. $5,750 plus S&H.

“Monarch of the Stikine” Life Size - Edition of 10 13 ½ ft. long, 9 ½ ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. $120,000 plus S&H.

Fred Boyer Studio 406-797-3386 201 Shirley Way, Anaconda, MT 59711 website: www.fredboyer.com email: fred@fredboyer.com

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I-90 Exit #0, MT - Idaho Border

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Ski two states on one mountain! LOOKOUT PASS SKI AREA Lookout Pass is the original Idaho ski area having 935. documented skiing and a home made rope tow in 1935. The local ski pioneers chose Lookout Pass because off the abundant snowfall and excellent snow quality which they could access by jumping on the Northern Pacific railcars as they proceeded east from the mining towns of Wallace and Mullan, Idaho. These ski adventurers would hop off the railcars at the summit and utilize a highway storage shed as a warming hut that they nicknamed “Buzzards Roost”. Lookout Pass has operated every winter season since 1935 and has a reputation for legendary powder, earliest openings, and longest season in the region. The number

that really matters is an average snowfall of 400” of light Northern Rockies snow. The region’s “Favorite Family Ski Area” has recently received a major expansion approval and has initiated the first three phases of a five phase Master Development Plan. Lookout’s original historic base lodge is the 2nd oldest ski lodge in the northwest. The cedar interior offers delightful warmth reminiscent of vintage lodges of the 1940’s. Lookout Pass also straddles the Idaho/Montana state line which means you can ski in two states off various runs!

Mountain Statistics • Lookout Pass Ski Area • Location: Interstate 90 at the Idaho/Montana state line • Mailing address: P.O. Box 108, Wallace, ID 83873 • Physical address: I-90 Exit 0, Mullan, ID 83846 • Toll Free: 888-512-0764 • Web Site: www.skilookout.com • Email: info@skilookout.com • 34 named runs plus acres of prime powder glade skiing and riding • 540 skiable acres 20% easiest 50% intermediate 20% advanced 10% expert

• Vertical Drop: 1,150’ • Base elevation: 4,500’ • Summit elevation: 5,650’ • Longest run is 1.5 miles in length • Average annual snowfall: 400 inches • Type of lifts: 3 double chairs & one surface lift (rope tow) • Hours of operation: Thursday-Monday and seven days a week during Christmas vacation • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. PST weekdays • 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. PST weekends week • Fun Fact: Lookout Pass sstraddles the Idaho/ Montana state line. Mont

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Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area skilookout.com Box 108 Wallace, Idaho 83873 info@skilookout.com Phone: (208)744-1301

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