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NOTICE OF CREDITORS PROBATE CAUSE NO. 23-0460-P THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION , PABLO, MONTANA IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEANELLE BISSON Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Jeanette Gardipe has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons havuing claims against the said Deceased are required to present theuir claims withing 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 the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or the Clerk of Court of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Montana 59855.DATED this 12 of March, 2024 Published March 21st, 28th & April 4, 2024 __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY  IN RE THE ESTATE OF  JOHN F. MALONEY, Decedent.  PROBATE NO. DP-24- 22   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have 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.  A written statement of the claim indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim and the amount claimed may be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Lake County, Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Personal Representative at the following address:  Jay K. Maloney  c/o Clinton J. Fischer LawOffice, P.C.  P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860  DATED this day of March, 2024.  \S\ Jay K. Maloney, Personal Representative Published March 21st, 28th & April 4th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY  IN RE THE ESTATE OF  PATRICK J. BROPHY, Decedent.  PROBATE NO. DP-24-24    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.    A written statement of the claim indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim and the amount claimed may be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Lake County,  Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Personal Representative at the following address:   Carole A. Brophy  c/o Clinton J. Fischer Law Office, P.C.  P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860  DATED this day of March, 2024.  \S\Carole A. Brophy, Personal Representative PUBLISHED MARCH 21ST, 28TH & APRIL 4TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Probate Cause No. 24-0060-P  THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA  IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: PATRICK CLARK COFFEY SR.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Abel P. Coffey 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 the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or to the Clerk of Court of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Montana 59855.  DATED this 18  of March  2024  \S\ Abel Coffey, Personal Representative Published March 21st, 28th & April 4th, 2024 MNAXLP _________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY  IN RE THE ESTATE OF  JOHN M. HARLAN, Decedent.  PROBATE NO. DP-24-25  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have 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.  A written statement of the claim indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim and the amount claimed may be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Lake County, Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Personal Representative at the following address:  Quinn A. Harlan  c/o Clinton J. Fischer Law Office, P.C. P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860  DATED this day of March, 2024 \S\Quinn A. Harlan, Personal Representative  PUBLISHED MARCH 28TH, APRIL 4TH & APRIL 11TH, 2024 MNAXLP _________________________

Notice of Order Setting Hearing Montana 20th Judicial District Court Lake County Cause No.: DV-24-2024-0000046-NC Order Setting Hearing In the Matter of the Name Change of Calynn Angel Marlena Nasitima, Davina Nelson Petitioner, on behalf of Calynn Angel Marlena Nasitima, Minor Child. This court orders Minor Child NAme Change Hearing The hearing on the Petition for Name Change filed in this case is set for 05/01/2024 at 10:00 AM at the Lake County Courthouse. Published March 21st, 28th, April 4th & 11th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON  FOR WHATCOM COUNTY In re the Estate of Raymond A. Kaplan, deceased Case No. 24-4-00158-37 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070, by serving on or mailing to the Administrator or the Administrator’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Administrator served or mailed this notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Terrie L. Aven, Estate Administrator Attorney for Estate Administrator: Emily R. Mowrey, WSBA# 46673 LIMITLESS LAW PLLC 1313 E. MAPLE STREET, SUITE 400 BELLINGHAM, WA 98225 (360) 685-0145 Published on March 28 and April 4 and April 11, 2024. MNAXLP __________________________

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Board of Lake County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024, at 10:00 am in the Commissioners Chambers located at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson MT 59860 room 211 on the Resolution of Intent listed below. If you have any questions regarding the resolution, please contact the office at 406-883-7204. If you would like to submit comments on the resolution but are unable to attend the hearing, please email them to HYPERLINK “mailto:lakecommissioners@lakemt.gov”lakecommissioners@lakemt.gov or mail them to the address above.  Resolution Number 24-12 Resolution of Intent To Amend the Boundaries of the Polson Rural Fire District  WHEREAS, The Board of the Polson Rural Fire District is in receipt, and has approved at its regular meeting of February 21, 2024, the petition of the Namchak Ranch Retreat dated January 9 to expand the said District boundaries to include the following described parcels, to wit: S1/2SE1/4 S1/2SW1/4 Sections 24 T23N, R23W, P.M.M., N1/2NE1/4 N1/2NW1/4 S1/2S1/2NWSWNW, NE1/2SENW S1/2SESW, NWSE, and NWSENW NESWNW, all in Section 25, T23N, R23W, P.M.M.; SENE E2S2, Section 35, T23N, R23W, P.M.M; and Section 36 NENE, T23N, R23W, P.M.M, all as shown in the records of Lake County, Montana. WHEREAS, Whereas the said Petition depicts the above-described parcels as adjacent to the existing boundaries of the said Fire District, is signed by greater than 90% of the owners of the property, and representing greater than 90% of the taxable value of the land proposed to be included in the Polson Rural Fire District; and,  WHEREAS, The Lake County Commission intends to amend the said boundaries of the Rural Fire District consistent with the petition therefor and the action of the Polson Rural Fire District Board; and WHEREAS, Section 7-33-2125, MCA, and specifically 7-1-2121, MCA, require that public notice of this Resolution be published once per week for two weeks in the local newspaper of record; and, WHEREAS, The Lake County Commission intends to hold public hearing on the within Resolution of Intention on the day of 25th of March, 2024 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners Chambers Room 211 located at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson MT59860  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; That the Lake County Board of Commissioners shall hold public hearing on the Petition and this Resolution on the time and day aforesaid, and that the same shall be noticed as required by law. Passed on this 13th day of March, 2024. Board of Lake County Commissioners. /s/ Gale Decker, Chairman /s/ Steve Stanley, Member /s/ William D. Barron, Member Attest: /s/ Kendra Steele, Clerk & Recorder Published on March 28 and April 4, 2024. MNAXLP ___________________

Kimberly L. Field FIELD LAW OFFICES, PLLC P.O. Box 573 Ronan, MT 59864 Telephone: (406) 676-0677 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOY PATRICIA WELLER, Deceased CAUSE NO. DP-24-28 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 Gregory R. Weller, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o FIELD LAW OFFICES, PLLC, P.O. Box 573, Ronan, MT 59864, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 20th day of March, 2024. /s/ Gregory R. Weller, Personal Representative Published on March 28 and April 4, April 11, 2024. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lake County Solid Waste District The Lake County Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, to obtain public comments regarding proposed improvements to the Lake County’s solid waste system. The public hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Office of the Lake County Commissioners at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT. With assistance from Great West Engineering, the Lake County Solid Waste District is preparing a preliminary engineering report (PER) to evaluate a proposed expansion of its landfill operations at 39276 Kerr Dam Road, Polson, MT.  At the public hearing, Lake County Solid Waste District and Great West Engineering representatives will explain the project’s purpose, the project area, the scope of work, the budget, possible funding sources, and any costs that may result for local citizens because of the project. Great West Engineering will also present its assessment of the project’s environmental impact. During the public hearing, residents may ask questions and express their opinions regarding the project and its potential impact on Lake County’s residents. The final report may be used by the District to obtain funds with which to complete the proposed expansion. Residents can submit comments and questions about the project at any time to Stacey Kintigh, Lake County Solid Waste District (skintigh@lakemt.gov) at 406-883-7323 or write to 36117 N. Reservoir Rd, Polson, MT 59860. You may also contact Great West Engineering’s Project Manager, Stephanie Beckert, PE, at (406) 495-6191 or sbeckert@greatwesteng.com. Published on March 28 and April 4, 2024. MNAXLP __________________________

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Polson Polson, Montana Hillside Tank Replacement Project General Notice City of Polson (Owner) is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project: Hillside Tank Replacement Project Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Office of the Polson Department of Public Works at 106 1 st Street East, Polson, MT 59860 until April 30, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project includes the following Work: The Base Bid includes: Earthwork to prepare new tank site, construction of new 750,000 gallon prestressed concrete tank, yard piping, an on-site overflow containment area and demolition of the existing Hillside 500,000 gallon metal tank. Overflow elevation of the new tank will match the overflow elevation of the existing tank. The new tank will be constructed to be partially below grade with fill surrounding the base. Bids will be received for a single prime contract. Bids shall be on a unit price basis. Obtaining the Bidding Documents The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: HDR Engineering, Inc. 910 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite B Helena, MT 59601 To obtain bidding documents electronically contact: Devie Bessette with HDR at (406) 532-2200 or devie.bessette@hdrinc.com The contact for design questions is: Ken Demmons, PE with HDR. He can be contacted at (406) 417-6102 or ken.demmons@hdrinc.com. Prospective Bidders may obtain or examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Electronic bidding documents in portable document format (PDF) are available free of charge by contacting Devie Bessette at (406) 523-2200 or devie.bessette@hdrinc.com. Documents will either be emailed or a link to a OneDrive site will be provided for downloading bidding documents. For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents. Pre-bid Conference A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on April 22, 2024 at 11:00 am. Meet at the project site at the intersection of 15 th Ave. E and Hillside Court, Polson, MT 59860. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required. Additional Bid Requirements Bids must be sealed and clearly marked as “Hillside Tank Replacement Project” on the outside envelope. Each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the City of Polson, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. The successful bidder shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful bidder and a certificate of that insurance shall be provided. If the Invitation to Bid is amended, then all terms and conditions which are not modified remain unchanged. It is the bidder’s responsibility to keep informed of any changes to the solicitation. Bidders must sign and return with their bid an Acknowledgment of Addendum for any addendum issued. Bids that fail to include an Acknowledgement of Addendum may be considered unresponsive. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Owner. Bidders are responsible for reviewing all bidding documents. For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents. This Advertisement is issued by: Owner: City of Polson By: Ashley Walker Title: Public Works Director PUBLISHED APRIL 4TH & APRIL 18TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION  MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY Dept. No.: 2002  Cause No.: DR-24-6  IN RE THE PARENTING OF:  J.M.R.,  AMELIA K. SHEPARD,  Petitioner, and  CODY M. ROGERS,  Respondent.  THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE- NAMED RESPONDENT:  YOU, THE RESPONDENT, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Petition to Establish Permanent Parenting Plan in this action, which is filed in the office of the above-named District Court, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to file your written answer and serve a copy  thereof upon the counsel for Petitioner within 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 Petition to Establish Permanent Parenting Plan.  This is a parenting action and includes a request to establish a parenting plan.  Dated this 21st day of March, 2024 \S\ Mary Rensvold, Deputy Clerk of Court Published April 4th, 11th, & 18th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

INVITATION FOR BIDS Bids on the following projects will be received by the Montana Department of Transportation, Construction Contracting Bureau, until 9:00 a.m. on APRIL 25, 2024. All bids will then be reviewed for correctness and then publicly read in the Department’s assigned room. 207-SF189 CURVE S OF RAVALLI-HSIP 5-2(193)24 Signing, flashers, sensor installation, and safety improvements on the SF189 CURVE S OF RAVALLI project located in Lake County. The project is located along US-93 (N-5) beginning at RP 24.0 and extending approximately 3.0 miles north to just south of the intersection of MT-200 at RP 27.0. The project is located entirely on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Bid proposals, plans, cross-sections, dirt runs & erosion control plans, if available, and full instructions to bidders may be obtained from the Construction Contracting Bureau’s website: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/business/contracting under the “Bid Package” link. Additional bid letting information is also available on this website. Any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement is subject to all appropriate state and federal civil rights laws.  The prime and subcontractors are required to pay the wage rates set out in the bid proposal. MDT will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or sex in the award, performance or administration of any MDT contract or in the administration of its DBE program (49 CFR Part 26).  MDT attempts to provide reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person participating in any service, program or activity of the department.  Alternate accessible formats of this document will be provided upon request.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in MDT bid lettings, call the Civil Rights Bureau at 444-6331 or TTY 406-444-7696 [TTY 1-800-335-7592 (toll free)]. MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Loran Frazier, Chairperson Lawrence J Flynn Montana Transportation Commission Interim Director of Transportation Published April 4th & 11th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Lake County Commissioners did December 7, 13, 21, 27, 2023 and January 3, 2024, approve claims for payments in the amount of $5,737,945,48 for the period of December 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. The Board of Lake County Commissioners did January 10, 18, 24 and February 2,2024, approve claims for payments in the amount of $3,613,780.07 for the period of January 1, 2024 through January 31, 2024. The Board of Lake County Commissioners did February 1, 2, 14, 24, and 28, 2024 approve claims for payments in the amount of $2,283,870.03 for the period of February 1, 2024, through February 29, 2024. BOARD OF LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS /s/ Gale Decker, Chairman PUBLISHED APRIL 4TH, 2024 MNAXLP _________________________

The Arlee/Lake County Water and Sewer District is accepting public comment regarding the proposed improvements to the public wastewater system and any associated environmental impacts. All public comments will be used in preparation of grant and loan applications for the proposed improvements. A Uniform Environmental Checklist has been prepared and is available from the District for public review upon request. A public hearing will be held at the next District Board meeting on April 17, 2024, 6:00 pm at Brown Building, 92434 US HWY 93Arlee, MT 59821. Persons or their agents may contact Dianna Kelley at 1-406-644-3137 or Charels Headley at 1-253-315-0537 to review the environmental documentation. Persons or their agents may appear in person or send written comments to TD&H Engineering ATTN: Nicole Rediske, PE at nicole.rediske@tdhengineering.com or 1800 River Drive North, Great Falls, MT 59401. PUBLISHED April 4th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________