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Legals for March, 14 2024

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate Cause No. 23-0478-P THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: GERALD BROWN Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, ANNETTE BROWN, 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 13TH OF JANUARY, 2024 \S\ ANNETTE BROWN, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH & 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1.1 PROJECT INFORMATION A. Notice to Bidders: Qualified Bidders to submit bids for Project as described in this Document and in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. B. Project Identification: Lake County Annex Office 1. Project Location: 106 4th Ave East, Polson MT 59860 C. Owner: Lake County, Polson MT 59860. 1. Owner’s Representative: Bill Barron – Lake County Commissioner 406-883-7278 bbaron@lakemt.gov D. Architect: A&E Design, Emma Survis 406-451-7310 esurvis@ae.design E. Construction Manager: Swank Enterprises, Jason Dwight 406-752-5411 jasond@swankenterprises.com F. Project Description: Project consists of a new three story office building for the Lake County Commissioners offices. Project will be a wood and steel framed building with interior and exterior finishes as described on the project documents. Site work and utility connections to City of Polson systems. The project is located in Polson Montana and is currently forecasted to be a 14 to 16 month duration. 1.2 BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING A. Bid Submittal, Printed: Swank Enterprises will receive sealed Lump Sum bids until the Bid time and date at the location indicated below. Swank Enterprises will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders and delivered as follows: 1. Bid Date: March 14, 2024 2. Bid Time: 3pm, MST. 3. Location: Swank Enterprises, 750 West Reserve Drive Kalispell MT 59901 B. Bid Submittal, Electronic: Swank Enterprises will receive electronically submitted bids until the Bid time and date via web-based bidding management software. Swank Enterprises will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders and delivered as follows: 1. Bid Date: March 14, 2024 2. Bid Time: Not later than 3pm, MST. 3. Web-Based Bidding Management Software: Procore 1.3 BIDDING DOCUMENTS A. Bidding Documents, Electronic: Online access will be provided through Procore and the Plans Exchange 1.4 PREBID MEETING A. Prebid Meeting, In Person: A prebid meeting for all Bidders is tentatively scheduled for February 29, 2024 in Polson Montana for both the Lake County Annex and Jail Yard Projects. Final time and location to be determined if interest in having a prebid meeting is received from interested parties. 1.5 TIME OF COMPLETION A. By submitting a Bid, Bidder represents that Bidder will begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and will complete the Work within the Contract Time indicated in the Bidding Documents. 1.6 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES A. Work is subject to liquidated damages. 1.7 BIDDER’S QUALIFICATIONS A. Licenses: Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades. B. Insurance and Bonds: A Performance Bond, separate Labor and Material Payment Bond, and insurance in a form acceptable to Owner will be required of the successful Bidder. C. Contractor’s Qualification Statement: A completed AIA Document A305, “Contractor’s Qualification Statement,” with all exhibits will be requested from one or more Bidders following receipt of Bids. 1.8 NOTIFICATION A. This Advertisement for Bids document is issued by Jason Dwight, Project Manager, Swank Enterprises. PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1.1 PROJECT INFORMATION A. Notice to Bidders: Qualified Bidders to submit bids for Project as described in this Document and in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. B. Project Identification: Lake County Detention Yard 1. Project Location: 106 4th Ave East, Polson MT 59860 C. Owner: Lake County, Polson MT 59860. 1. Owner’s Representative: Bill Barron – Lake County Commissioner 406-883-7278 bbaron@lakemt.gov D. Architect: A&E Design, Emma Survis 406-451-7310 esurvis@ae.design E. Construction Manager: Swank Enterprises, Jason Dwight 406-752-5411 jasond@swankenterprises.com F. Project Description: Project consists of a new exercise yard for the Lake County Department of Corrections. Building Consists of: Site demo and earthwork modification to the existing area. New concrete foundations and exterior walls. Existing HVAC and electrical system relocations and installations. This project is located at the Lake County Courthouse in Polson Montana and is currently forecasted to be a 8 to 10 month duration. 1.2 BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING A. Bid Submittal, Printed: Swank Enterprises will receive sealed Lump Sum bids until the Bid time and date at the location indicated below. Swank Enterprises will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders and delivered as follows: 1. Bid Date: March 14, 2024 2. Bid Time: 3pm, MST. 3. Location: Swank Enterprises, 750 West Reserve Drive Kalispell MT 59901 B. Bid Submittal, Electronic: Swank Enterprises will receive electronically submitted bids until the Bid time and date via web-based bidding management software. Swank Enterprises will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders and delivered as follows: 1. Bid Date: March 14, 2024 2. Bid Time: Not later than 3pm, MST. 3. Web-Based Bidding Management Software: Procore 1.3 BIDDING DOCUMENTS A. Bidding Documents, Electronic: Online access will be provided through Procore and the Plans Exchange 1.4 PREBID MEETING A. Prebid Meeting, In Person: A prebid meeting for all Bidders is tentatively scheduled for February 29, 2024 in Polson Montana for both the Lake County Annex and Jail Yard Projects. Final time and location to be determined if interest in having a prebid meeting is received from interested parties. 1.5 TIME OF COMPLETION A. By submitting a Bid, Bidder represents that Bidder will begin the Work on receipt of the Notice to Proceed and will complete the Work within the Contract Time indicated in the Bidding Documents. 1.6 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES A. Work is subject to liquidated damages. 1.7 BIDDER’S QUALIFICATIONS A. Licenses: Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades. B. Insurance and Bonds: A Performance Bond, separate Labor and Material Payment Bond, and insurance in a form acceptable to Owner will be required of the successful Bidder. C. Contractor’s Qualification Statement: A completed AIA Document A305, “Contractor’s Qualification Statement,” with all exhibits will be requested from one or more Bidders following receipt of Bids. 1.8 NOTIFICATION A. This Advertisement for Bids document is issued by Jason Dwight, Project Manager, Swank Enterprises. PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH & MARCH 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTHIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF CLARENCE HUNTER, PROBATE NUMBER DP-24-9 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 months after the date of 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, Polson, Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Personal Representative at the following address, JEFFERY G. HUNTER, c/o Benjamin R. Anciaux, Attorney for the Personal Representative, 1102 11 th Avenue East, Polson, Montana 59860. Dated this 15 th day of February, 2024 /s/ Jeffery G. Hunter PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE’S ATTORNEY Benjamin R. Anciaux 1102 11 th Avenue East Polson Montana 59860 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH & 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTHIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF BARBARA ANN LINDAL COVERT PROBATE NUMBER DP-22-74 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 months after the date of 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, Polson, Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Personal Representative at the following address, Brie Mirissa Covert Towne, c/o Benjamin R. Anciaux, Attorney for the Personal Representative, 1102 11 th Avenue East, Polson, Montana 59860. Dated this 15 th day of February, 2024 /s/ Brie Mirissa Covert Towne PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE’S ATTORNEY Benjamin R. Anciaux 1102 11 th Avenue East Polson Montana 59860 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH & 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY, MT PROBATE NO. DP-24-7 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAMELA ANN MARKS, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed the 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 Joshua Marks, the Personal Representative, return  receipt requested, c/o JOHNSON-GILCHRIST LAW FIRM, P.C., 6336 Highway 93 South, Whitefish, MT 59937 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court.  I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. DATED THIS 9TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2024 \S\ Joshua Marks, Personal Representative \S\Paula M. Johnson-Gilchrist  Attorney for Personal Representative, 6336 Highway 93 South  Whitefish, Montana 59937 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 29TH, MARCH 7TH & 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Probate Cause No. 23-0447-P  THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBALCOURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA  IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF:  VICKIE WHITWORTH  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Nickie Nicholas 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 18th of December, 2023 \S\ Nickie Nicholas Personal Representative Published March 7th, 14th & 21st, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY CAUSE NO. DP 24-12 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KIRK F. MACKENZIE, DECEASED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to BUDD MACKENZIE, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at c/o PETERS AND KROWN, PLLC, 8111 Highway 35, Suite 210, Bigfork, Montana 59911, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. PUBLISHED MARCH 7TH, 14TH & 21ST, 2024 MNAXLP __________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON FY23 BUDGET AMENDMENTS The Polson City Commission will conduct a public hearing on March 18, 2024, at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Commission Chambers for the purpose of amending the FY2022-2023 budget pursuant to Montana law at MCA 7-6-4021. Any taxpayer or resident may appear at the meeting and be heard for or against any part of the proposed budget amendments. The City Commission will take action immediately following thepublic hearing to approve the resolution to amend the fiscal year 2022-2023 budget. The proposed budget amendments are on file and open to inspection in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 106 1 st St. East, Polson, Montana. Please contact Kimberly Sassaman, Finance Officer at 883-8204 for additional information. PUBLISHED MARCH 7TH &14TH, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION Montana 20th Judicial District Court Lake County Case No. DR-23-133 In RE the Marriage of Charles Van Allen Webb and Sylvia Rai Webb-Scott NOTICE TO: Respondent Sylvia Rai Webb-Scott You are named in a petition to dissolve your marriage. Unless you respond in 21 days, the court may decide against you without you being heard and give Petitioner everything they asked for in the petition. You must submit your written response within 21 calendar days. The 21 day period starts the day after the last date of publication of this notice. If the final day falls on a weekend or court holiday, you may file your response on the next business day. You must file your written response with the Clerk of District Court at 106 4th AVE E, Polson, MT 59860 and serve a copy of your answer on the Petitioner. Dated this 26th day of February, 2024 S Mary Rensvold, Deputy Clerk of Court. PUBLISHED MARCH 7TH, 14TH & 21ST, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

Notice of Close of Regular Voter Registration and Option for Late Registration Notice is hereby given that regular* registration for all School Trustee Elections, the Arlee Rural Fire District, the Chief Cliff Fire Service Area, the Polson Rural Fire District, and the Arlee/Lake County Water and Sewer District Elections to be held on May 7, 2024, will close at 5:00 pm, on April 8, 2024.    *NOTE: After regular registration has closed, late registration is available at the county election office until 8 pm on Election Day. *There is an active lawsuit regarding Montana’s late registration deadline, and the deadline may be subject to change.  Voters in School District #73 must register at the Lake County Election Office and bring proof of registration to their school clerk to be issued a ballot. Voters in Arlee #8J and Charlo #7J School Districts who do not reside in Lake County must register in Sanders or Missoula County accordingly. If registered after the close of regular registration, the voter must appear in person at the Lake County Election Office to be issued a ballot.  All active and inactive electors who reside in the districts mentioned above or a school district (that triggers an election) are entitled to vote at said election. Inactive electors may reactivate by contacting the county election office.  If a voter does not reside in but owns land in the Arlee Rural Fire District or the Chief Cliff Fire Service Area, they may present proof of payment of taxes on the land to the election office to receive a ballot. A voter who owns land in the Arlee/Lake County Water and Sewer District may present written proof of the individual’s qualifications to vote in said election by April 12 to receive a ballot.  Ballots will be automatically mailed on April 22 to active-status electors only. If you are a registered voter and do not receive a ballot, contact the county election office to update your information as necessary and receive a ballot. Persons who wish to register and who are not presently registered may do so by requesting a registration form in person at the county election office located at 106 4th Ave E, Rm 121, Polson, MT 59860, by mail, or you may print an application from https://sosmt.gov/elections/forms and return it to the election office. If you have moved, please update your registration information by filling out a new voter registration application and submitting it to the county election office. Check the status of your voter registration at Voter Portal (mt.gov).  DATED this 29 th day of February 2024.   /s/ Toni Kramer Election Administrator Lake County, Montana PUBLISHED MARCH 14TH, 21ST & 28TH, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP AND LOCATION OF Montana Retail On-Premises Consumption Beer and Wine License WONDERBAR LLC (Mary Frances Caselli, Gino Caselli, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana Retail On-Premises Consumption Beer and Wine License No. 15-860-3884-301 to be operated at WONDERBAR, 49504 Us Highway 93, Polson, Lake County. The public may protest this license transfer in accordance with the law. Who can protest this transfer? Protests will be accepted from residents of the county of the proposed location Lake County, residents of adjoining Montana counties, and residents of adjoining counties in another state if the criteria in 16-4-207(4)(d), Montana Code Annotated (MCA), are met. What information must be included? Protest letters must be legible and contain (1) the protestor’s full name, mailing address, and street address; (2) the license number 15-860-3884-301 and the applicant’s name WONDERBAR LLC; (3) an indication that the letter is intended as a protest; (4) a description of the grounds for protesting; and (5) the protestor’s signature. A letter with multiple signatures will be considered one protest letter. What are valid protest grounds? The protest may be based on the applicant’s qualifications listed in 16-4-401, MCA, or the grounds for denial of an application in 16-4-405, MCA. Examples of valid protest grounds include: (1) the applicant is unlikely to operate the establishment in compliance with the law; (2) the proposed location cannot be properly policed by local authorities; and (3) the welfare of the people in the vicinity of the proposed location will be adversely and seriously affected. How are protests submitted? Protests must be postmarked to the Department of Revenue, Office of Dispute Resolution, P.O. Box 5805, Helena, Montana 59604-5805 on or before March 24, 2024. What happens if the transfer is protested? Depending on the number of protests and the protest grounds, a public hearing will be held in Helena or Polson. All valid protestors will be notified of the hearing’s time, date and location. Hearings typically are scheduled within 90 days. A protester’s hearing testimony is limited to the grounds in the protester’s letter. Following the hearing, the Department of Revenue will notify the public whether the license transfer is approved or denied. How can additional information be obtained? The cited MCA statutes are online at leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/. Questions may be directed to Vickie Zincke, Compliance Specialist for the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, at 444-0713 or VZincke2@mt.gov. PUBLISHED MARCH 7TH & 14TH, 2024 MNAXLP ___________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate Cause No. 24-0485-P THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN BURLAND Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Holly Burland 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, MT 59855 Dated this 12 of February, 2024 \S\ Holly Burland Personal Representative Published March 7th, 14th, & 21st, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY  RE THE ESTATE OF  MAURICE D. STOVALL, Decedent.  PROBATE NO. DP-24-18 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 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: Crystal M. Stovall  c/o Clinton J. Fischer Law Office, P.C.  P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860 Dated this 1st day of March, 2024 \S\ Crystal M Stovall, Personal Representative Published March 14, 21 & 28, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY PROBATE NO. DP-24-14, NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KATHRYN JENSEN, DECEASED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date 9of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims bust be mailed to the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at c/o Faure Holden Attorneys at Law, P.C., P.O. Box 2466, Great Falls, Montana 059403-2466, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. Dated this 23 day of February, 2024. S Christopher Jensen, Personal Representative Published March 14th, 21st & 28th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LAKE COUNTY Cause No.: DV-23-189 Hon. Molly Owen SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION FLATHEAD RIDGE RANCH, LLC, Plaintiff, V. RONALD E. MOON, TRUSTEE OF THE MOON FAMILY TRUST, Defendant. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: RONALD E. MOON, TRUSTEE OF THE MOON FAMILY TRUST YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiffs attorney within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this Summons for Publication, exclusive of the day of service; and in the case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought for the purpose of obtaining a declaratoiy judgment of the Plaintiffs easement rights over the Defendant’s real property and injunctive relief restraining the Defendant from interfering with Plaintiffs easement rights. The real property subject to this action is located in Lake County, Montana, is commonly known as 18705 Lakeview Lane, Proctor, MT 59929, and is particularly described as follows: A tract of land in Government Lot 4 of Section 11, Township 25 North, Range 22 West, Lake County, Montana, further shown and described as being Tract “1” of Certificate of Survey No. 5511, on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Lake County, Montana. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court this day 6th of March, 2024. Lyn Fricker Clerk of the District Court \S\ Becky Jackson-Deputy Clerk Published March 14th, 21st & 28th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

LEGAL NOTICE THOMPSON FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION Dan Leatzow, and Flathead Lakeshore Consulting, on behalf of Blake Whitney Thompson Revocable Trust, have applied for a floodplain development permit to utilize material from an existing crib dock that is proposed to be removed, for a shoreline erosion project on the subject property within the 100-year floodplain of Flathead Lake. The project includes rocks ranging from 12-16 inches in diameter along a +/-260-foot span of shoreline. The subject property is approx. 4.94 acres and is legally described as a tract shown on COS 2527, located within section 29 of T25N, R19W. Information regarding the proposal is available from the Lake County Planning Dept. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be considered. The deadline to submit comments is March 29, 2024. Comments may be mailed to Lake County Planning Dept., 106 Fourth Ave East, Polson, MT 59860, or e-mailed: planning@lakemt.gov Published March 14th, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________