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Legals for October, 27 2022

| October 27, 2022 12:00 AM

NOTICE OF SALE Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Timber Sale The Low Lion Timber Sale is located within Sections Section 12, 24, 35 & 36 T23N-R18W on the State's Swan Unit. Approximately 6,149 tons, consisting of mixed conifer sawlogs, are offered for sale. Sealed bids will be opened at the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, Montana on November 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed and will be accepted any time prior to the bid opening. DNRC recommends that bidders contact the Trust Land Management Division (406-542-4300) prior to the bid opening to ensure that your bid has been received. Bids must be accompanied by a deposit of $7,062.00, representing 5% of the minimum bid value of the sale in cashier's check, certified check, bank money order or bank draft to be applied to the first sale invoice for the successful bidder. Bid bonds will be accepted and, for the successful bidder, will be closed upon execution of the Timber Sale Contract and Timber Sale Bond. The sale will be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. If the successful bidder is unable to execute the contract within 30 calendar days from the date the sale is awarded, the bid deposit will be retained by the Department as liquidated damages. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Prospective bidders can obtain the sale prospectus, sale contract and bid forms from the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, Trust Land Management Division, in Missoula (406-542-4300). Visit our website at http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/forest-management/timber-sale-information for upcoming sales and bid results. Published on October 20th, 27th, & November 3rd & 10th, 2022. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF SALE Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Timber Sale The Ronan Creek Fire Salvage Timber Sale is located within Section 26, T25N-R22W on the State's Kalispell Unit. Approximately 7,268 tons, consisting of mixed conifer sawlogs, are offered for sale. Sealed bids will be opened at the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, Montana on November 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed and will be accepted any time prior to the bid opening. DNRC recommends that bidders contact the Trust Land Management Division (406-542-4300) prior to the bid opening to ensure that your bid has been received. Bids must be accompanied by a deposit of $5,550.00, representing 5% of the minimum bid value of the sale in cashier's check, certified check, bank money order or bank draft to be applied to the first sale invoice for the successful bidder. Bid bonds will be accepted and, for the successful bidder, will be closed upon execution of the Timber Sale Contract and Timber Sale Bond. The sale will be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. Award of the timber sale is conditional upon approval of the timber sale by the State Board of Land Commissioners at their November 21, 2022 meeting. If the successful bidder is unable to execute the contract within 21 calendar days from the date the sale is awarded, the bid deposit will be retained by the Department as liquidated damages. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Prospective bidders can obtain the sale prospectus, sale contract and bid forms from the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, Trust Land Management Division, in Missoula (406-542-4300). Visit our website at http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/forest-management/timber-sale-information for upcoming sales and bid results. Published on October 20th, 27th, & November 3rd & 11th, 2022. MNAXLP

Lewis N. Stoddard, Bar No. 60723896 Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C. 300 W. Main Street, Suite 150 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 801-355-2886 Facsimile: 801-328-9714 Email: lewis@hwmlawfirm.com Attorney for Plaintiff | HWM File No. MT11548 MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT LAKE COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION Case No.: DV-24-2022-0000142-FO U.S. Bank Trust National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as owner trustee for RCF 2 Acquisition Trust c/o U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Plaintiff, v. The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of the Estate of Douglas D. Duncan; Kelly Duncan; and Unknown Parties in possession of or with an interest in the real property commonly known as: 112 6th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860, Defendants. To: The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of the Estate of Douglas D. Duncan; Kelly Duncan; and Unknown Parties in possession of or with an interest in the real property commonly known as: 112 6th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860 A lawsuit has been filed against you for amongst other things, foreclosure of real property located in the County of Lake, State of Montana. The real property has an address of 112 6th Ave W, Polson, MT 59860 and is more particularly described as follows: Land situated in the County of Lake in the State of MT Lot 11 in Block 22 of the original Townsite of Polson, according to the map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Lake County, Montana. 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, or 60 days if you are the United States of America, or federal agency), you must serve on the plaintiff 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 or plaintiff's attorney, if plaintiff is represented by an attorney, whose name and address are listed above. If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. Date: September 29, 2022 /s/ CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT Published on October 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022. MNAXLP

Lake County Attorney's Office JAMES RAYMOND, Chief Civil Deputy Lake County Courthouse 106 4st Avenue East Polson, MT 59860 406.883.7231 IN THE DISTRICT COURT , COUNTY OF LAKE, STATE OF MONTANA Cause No: DP-22-70 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF; HARRIET F. ROSS, Decedent, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, LAKE COUNTY, MT Petitioner The Personal Representative of the Estate of Harriet F. Ross sends GREETINGS to all creditors of the herein above captioned Estate: Notice is hereby given to all creditors of the Estate that any and all creditors must present any claims against it within four months of the date of the first publication hereof, or such claims shall be forever barred, all pursuant to Section 72-3-801, MCA. Claims may be presented to the Clerk of Court, at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, Montana, 59860, or to the Personal Representative, by and through the attorney to the Estate, James Raymond, Lake County Chief Civil Deputy, at the address appearing above. Dated this 10th day of October, 2022._ Katie Harding, Personal Representative, Lake County Public Administrator Published on October 13th, 20th & 27th, 2022. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Lake County Commissioners September 9, 14, 21, 30, and October 3, 4, and 5th, 2022, approve claims for payments in the amount of $2,499,045.54 for the period of September 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022. Signed this 19th day of October 2022 BOARD OF LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Gale Decker, Chairman Published on October 27th, 2022. MNAXLP

LAKE COUNTY Election Administrator NOTICE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOND ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of Elementary School District No. JT&8 (Arlee), Lake, Missoula and Sanders Counties (the "District"), that pursuant to a certain resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on August 8, 2022, a special election of the registered voters of the District will be held on November 8, 2022, in conjunction with the general election. Two bond questions will be presented to qualified voters. Vote on both questions. GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS: Shall the Board of the District be authorized to sell and issue general obligation bonds of the District in the total principal amount of up to Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000), bearing interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale, payable semiannually during a term of not more than 25 years, for the purpose of paying a portion of the costs of designing, constructing, furnishing, and equipping an addition to the existing kindergarten through second grade building to create a consolidated kindergarten through sixth grade building, including classrooms and support spaces, a new library, administrative offices, and restrooms; upgrading mechanical, electrical, and information technology systems; reconfiguring existing kindergarten through second grade spaces; selective removal and/or repurposing of the existing grades three through six building; and site and utility work; related improvements and costs; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds? The full faith and credit and taxing power of the District will be pledged to the repayment of the District's general obligation bonds. The District may also use other available funds, including federal impact aid basic support payments to the extent available and within limitations, to pay debt service on the general obligation bonds. IMPACT AID REVENUE BONDS: Shall the Board of the District be authorized to sell and issue impact aid revenue bonds of the District in the total principal amount of up to Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000), bearing interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale, payable semiannually during a term of not more than 14 years, for the purpose of paying a portion of the costs of designing, constructing, furnishing, and equipping an addition to the existing kindergarten through second grade building to create a consolidated kindergarten through sixth grade building, including classrooms and support spaces, a new library, administrative offices, and restrooms; upgrading mechanical, electrical, and information technology systems; reconfiguring existing kindergarten through second grade spaces; selective removal and/or repurposing of the existing grades three through six building; and site and utility work; related improvements and costs; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds? Federal impact aid basic support payments to the District will be pledged to the repayment of the District's impact aid revenue bonds and no levy of property taxes will be made by the District on taxable property in the District to pay the impact aid revenue bonds. The total cost of designing, constructing, furnishing, and equipping the new school facility is estimated to be $14,500,000. Costs in excess of the proceeds of the general obligation bonds, in the total principal amount of up to $6,000,000, and the proceeds of impact aid revenue bonds, in the total principal amount of up to $3,000,000, are anticipated to be paid by a grant and other funds available to the District in the total amount of $5,500,000. The bonds are redeemable not later than the date that is one-half of the term for which they are issued. If either of the above propositions passes and the other does not pass, the Board is authorized to issue the approved bonds to pay costs of enlarging the existing kindergarten through second grade school building; provided, however, certain of the improvements noted in the ballot questions above may not be constructed. The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2022. The polling place for Lake County will be at the Arlee Senior Citizens Center, located at 34532 Wessinger, in Arlee, Montana; Missoula County - Buck Snort Steakhouse, 16995 US Highway 93 N in Evaro, Montana; and Sanders County - Dixon Senior Citizens Center, 35 3rd St. in Dixon, Montana. Absentee ballots will be mailed on October 14, 2022. Voters may request Absentee ballots according to the County they are registered in at the Lake County Election Office, Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., in Polson, Montana; the Missoula County Election Center 140 N. Russell St., Missoula MT 59802; and the Sanders County Election Office 1111 Main St. Thompson Falls, MT 59873. Please note, all electors, as defined in MCA 20-20-301, are those who reside within the District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on October 11, 2022. For electors who miss the close of the registration deadline, such electors may register late and vote in the election by appearing in person at the county election office in which they reside: Lake County Election Office located at the Lake County Courthouse Room 121, 106 4th Ave E., Polson, Montana, Missoula County Election Center 140 N. Russell St., Missoula MT 59802 and Sanders County Election Office 1111 Main St. Thompson Falls, MT 59873 and providing to the County Election Administrator the electors' voter registration information in verifiable form prior to 8 pm on Election Day, November 8, 2022. DATED this 26th day of August 2022. /s/ Toni Kramer Lake County Election Administrator Published on October 20th, & 27th, 2022. MNAXLP

Notice of Method of Counting Ballots, Public Test, Post-Election Audit, and County Canvass for the November 8, 2022, General Election All the events listed below are open to the public and will occur at the Lake County Courthouse at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860. Notice is hereby given that the Public Test for the ExpressVote voting system and the DS-450 Tabulator will occur in the Large Conference Room on the third floor of the courthouse at 10:00 am on Friday, October 28th. Also in the Large Conference Room, ballot preparation will begin at 9 am on Friday, November 4, 2022; ballot preparation will continue Monday, November 7th at 9 am. Absentee ballots will be publicly counted by appointed election judges beginning at noon and ending at 5 pm on Monday, November 7th by a DS 450 Central Tabulator. The count will resume at 9 am Election Day. Preliminary results will be posted beginning at 8 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at https://electionresults.mt.gov Any person observing the procedures of the county is required to take the oath provided in 13-15-207(4) MCA. Technology is not permitted in the counting center for observers. Cell phones, iPads, cameras, and other audio or video equipment or electronic devices will not be allowed. Accepted provisional ballots will be counted and added to the vote totals at 3 pm on Monday, November 14th in the Large Conference Room. The Post-Election Audit will be held at 9 am on Thursday, November 17th in the Election Office Rm 121. The County Canvass of the election will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 22nd in the Commissioner's Chambers. DATED this 21st day of October 2022. /s/Toni Kramer Election Administrator Lake County, Montana Published on October 27th & November 3rd, 2022.

2022 Property Taxes Due The first half of 2022 Real Estate Property Taxes are due on or before 5:00 p.m. MST on November 30, 2022. Tax payments made through the mail will be considered current if postmarked on or before 5:00 pm MST November 30, 2022. Payments postmarked after this date will be assessed penalty, interest and returned. The second half of 2022 Real Estate Property Taxes are due on or before 5:00 p.m. MST on May 31, 2023. Tax payments made through the mail will be considered current if postmarked on or before 5:00 pm MST May 31, 2023. Payments postmarked after this date will be assessed penalty, interest and returned. Payments may be mailed to: LAKE COUNTY TREASURER, TAX DEPT. 106 4th AVE EAST, POLSON MT 59860 **Please include Tax ID or payment stub with your check. ** Currently due property taxes may be paid on line at: HTTP://LAKEMT.GOV There is a 3% convenience fee to pay by credit/debit card. Payments made online must be received by 5:00 pm MST of the due date. All past due taxes must be paid utilizing our office by calling 406-883-7225 or 406-883-7224. This notice is published in accordance with 15-16-101 Montana Code Annotated. Robin G. Vert-Rubel Lake County Treasurer Published on October 27th. & November 3rd & 11th, 2022. MNAXLP

2022 Mobile Home Taxes Due The second half of 2022 Mobile Home Taxes are due on or before 5:00 p.m. MST on November 30, 2022. Tax payments made through the mail will be considered current if postmarked on or before 5:00 pm MST November 30, 2022. Payments postmarked after this date will be assessed penalty, interest and returned. Payments may be mailed to: LAKE COUNTY TREASURER, TAX DEPT. 106 4TH AVE EAST, POLSON MT 59860 **Please include Tax ID or payment stub with your check. ** Currently due mobile home taxes may be paid on line at: WWW.LAKEMT.GOV There is a 3% convenience fee to pay by credit/debit card. Payments made online must be received by 5:00 pm MST of the due date. All past due taxes must be paid utilizing our office by calling 406-883-7224 or 406-883-7225. This notice is published in accordance with MCA 15-24-202. Robin G. Vert-Rubel Lake County Treasurer Published on October 27th & November 3rd & 11th, 2022. MNAXLP

Legal Notice The following is the ballot statement of an amendment to the Montana Constitution to be submitted to the voters of the state of Montana at the November 8, 2022 General Election. The text below is being published per the requirement of 13-27-311(2) MCA, by Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 48 AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 11, OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION TO EXPLICITLY INCLUDE ELECTRONIC DATA AND COMMUNICATIONS IN SEARCH AND SEIZURE PROTECTIONS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA: C-48 is a constitutional amendment to amend Article II, section 11 of the Montana Constitution to specifically protect electronic data and communications from unreasonable search and seizures. YES on Constitutional Amendment C-48 NO on Constitutional Amendment C-48. Published on October 13th & 27th 2022. MNAXLP

Makenzi Mansfield MONTANA ELDER LAW, INC. 2687 Palmer Street, Ste. D Missoula, MT 59808 P: (406) 549-0306 F: (406) 519-2705 Email:makenzi@mtelderlaw.com Attorney for Personal Representatives MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LAKE COUNTY Cause No. DP 22 - 72 Dept. No. 2 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY MARK GROSSI, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Karen Howell or Otto Grossi as Co-Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at 2687 Palmer Street, Ste. D, Missoula, MT 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 23 day of September, 2022. Karen Howell, Co-Personal Representative Otto Grossi, Co-Personal Representative MONTANA ELDER LAW, INC. Makenzi Mansfield Attorney for Personal Representative Published on October 27th & November 3rd & November 10th, 2022. MNAXLP

The North Lake County Public Library District is soliciting Requests for Qualifications from qualified Montana General Contractor/Construction Manager firms for the proposed renovation of the library facility at 2 1st Ave E, Polson, MT. One digital .pdf file of the written response to this RFQ must be received by Abbi Dooley, Director, NLCPL 2 1st Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 or abbid@polson.lib.mt.us no later than 2 p.m. on November 17, 2022. All qualified submittals meeting the terms and conditions will be evaluated. Those firms that satisfy the required qualifications will be provided a Request for Proposal by the Library. To receive a copy of the specifications package, please contact Abbi at (406) 883-8225 or by email at abbid@polson.lib.mt.us. The specifications package can also be found on the Library's website at www.northlakecountylibrary.org/ renovation. The Library reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. Published on October 27th, November 3rd & 10th, 2022. MNAXLP

Hon. Deborah Kim Christopher Justice of the Peace Lake County Justice Court 106 4th Ave. E. Polson, MT 59860 Phone: 406-883-7360 MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY Cause No.: DV-2022-160 Hon.: Deborah Kim Christopher SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION WILLIAM R. CARAS, Plaintiff, vs, JAMES S. CARAS and LORNA K. CARAS, their successors and assigns, and all unknown owners, unknown heirs, or any unknown devisees of any deceased person, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real properties described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiffs' ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiffs' title thereto, whether such claim or possible claim be present or contingent, Defendants. The State of Montana Sends Greetings to Defendants James and Lorna Caras: YOU, DEFENDANTS HEREIN, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint for Possession in this action, which is filed in the office of the above named Justice Court, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to file your written answer and serve a copy thereof upon Plaintiff's attorney within ten (10) 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. A fee of $30.00 must accompany your answer. GIVEN under my hand this 4th day of October 2022 at 8:30a.m. /s/ Mary Rensvold Clerk of District Court Published on October 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022. MNAXLP

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