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Legals for March, 5 2021

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Michelle R. Finch Mary Kate Moss Gravis Law, PLLC 1830 3rd Ave. E., Ste. 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Telephone: (406) 451-7248 Facsimile: (866) 419-9269 mfinch@gravislaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY _______________________ In the matter of the Estate of Wilford Ray Bigham, Deceased. Cause No. DP-20-126 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (§§72-3-212 & 72-3-215, MCA) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Charlene Hall has been appointed personal representative of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the decedent's estate 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 presented to the undersigned at the address indicated, or filed with the Clerk of the Court. DATED this 2nd day of February, 2021. s/s Charlene Hall, Personal Representative c/o Gravis Law, PLLC 1830 3rd Ave. E., Ste. 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Published In The Western News February 26, March 5 & 12, 2021. MNAXLP

C. Mark Hash Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP Attorneys at Law 136 1st Ave. W. P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 cmhash@hashlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF MELVIN W. BLOOM Deceased Cause No. DP-20-128 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representa-tive of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be either mailed to Nancy K. Bloom, the Personal Representative, by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1178, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1178, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 30th day of December 2020 s/ Nancy K. Bloom Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News February 26, March 5 & 12, 2021. MNAXLP

SECTION 1.1 INVITATION TO BID AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS EUREKA AIRPORT EUREKA, MT Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened at 3:00 p.m., local time on March 19, 2021 on behalf of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 1 Engineering Pl, Helena, MT 59602 for the construction of *Airport Improvements* to include the following: SCHEDULE I: Pavement Maintenance Project (Crack Seal, Seal Coat, Markings) This work is to include all tools, equipment, materials and labor to complete this project. Bids must be sealed and delivered to Morrison-Maierle, Attn: Nick Enblom, 1 Engineering Pl, Helena, MT. 59602 at or before 3:00 p.m. local time, March 19, 2021 and marked "Bid for Airport Improvements at the Eureka Airport." The bidder's name, address and state Contractor's Registration Number shall appear in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. The bid opening will be offered virtually only via Microsoft Teams. Please RSVP to Nick Enblom, nenblom@m-m.net, to be included in the virtual meeting invitation. Bid Bond. All bids must be accompanied by lawful monies of the United States or a Cashier's Check, a Certified Check, Bid Bond, Bank Money Order or Bank Draft, drawn and issued by a National Banking Association located in the State of Montana, or by any Banking Corporation incorporated under the Laws of the State of Montana, in an amount equal to not less than ten (10) percent of the total bid, payable to the order of Lincoln County as liquidated damages in the event said successful bidder shall fail or refuse to execute the contract in accordance with the terms of his bid. Performance and Payment Bond. After a contract is awarded, the successful bidder will be required to furnish a separate Performance and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract. Contract Documents. Contact person for this project is Nick Enblom, P.E. at (406) 495-3417. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be viewed or obtained by electronic documents on-line, or a hard copy at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 1 Engineering Place, Helena, Montana, but may only be obtained by electronic documents online. Electronic Transfer - Complete electronic Project Plans, Project Manual, and "Bid Proposal Packet" are available at the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website "www.m-m.net", by clicking on the "Projects Biddin" link and selecting this project from the project list. Documents can only be viewed on the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website, and cannot be downloaded or printed without purchasing. To purchase and download the project documents in pdf format and be placed on the planholder's list, click "Download Project PDF" and sign on to QuestCDN.com. Plan documents and "Bid Proposal Packet" can be downloaded for a fee of $30.00. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or email "info@questcdn.com" for assistance in the free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities. The Bidder must supply all the information required by the bid documents and specifications. Funding for This Contract is Federally Assisted. Contractors at every tier must comply with applicable federal requirements including but not limited to: the Buy American Preference, Foreign Trade Restriction, Davis Bacon, Affirmative Action, Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension, Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace, and Procurement of Recovered Materials, as contained in the bid documents. Title VI Solicitation Notice. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. Davis Bacon. The Contractor will be required to comply with the wage and labor requirements and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor as referenced in the Contract. Contractor Registration. Contractors and any subcontractors doing work on this project will require registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect Avenue, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-800-556-6694. Contractors are required to have been registered with the Department of Labor and Industry prior to bidding on this project. Non-Segregated Facilities. By submitting a bid/proposal under this solicitation, the bidder or offeror certifies they meet the non-segregated facilities requirement(s) per Section 1.8 - A19 of these specifications. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Requirement. The proposed contract is under subject to 41 CFR § 60-1.4 and Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Federal Labor Provisions. A Contractor having 50 or more employees and his subcontractors having 50 or more employees and who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will be required to maintain an affirmative action program, the standards for which are contained in the specifications. To be eligible for award each bidder must comply with the affirmative action requirements which are contained in these specifications. DBE Requirement. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has established an overall DBE goal for the year. Under this contract, the Airport Authority is adopting a race-neutral means of facilitating DBE participation. The bidder shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. The bidder shall carry out all applicable requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts As required by 49 CFR Part 26, the Airport Authority is required to create a bidders list, consisting of information about all DBE and non-DBE firms that bid or quote on DOT-assisted contracts. The purpose of this requirement is to allow use of the bidders list approach to calculating future overall DBE goals. As per the requirements of the Proposal section, all Prime Bidders submitting bids on this project must submit, with his or her bid, a list including the name, address, and DBE/non-DBE status of all subcontractors and suppliers that bid or quote for work under this contract. Failure to provide this information, as outlined in the Proposal section, will make the bidder non-responsive and not eligible for award of the contract. Funding and Award. This contract will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Therefore, award of the Contract by the Sponsor will be made subject to concurrence of FAA. Bidders may not withdraw Proposals for a period of ninety (90) days after the bid opening date. Pre-bid Conference. The pre-bid conference is hereby established at 10:00 a.m., March 11, 2021. The Pre-Bid Conference will be offered virtually only via Microsoft Teams. Please RSVP to Nick Enblom, nenblom@m-m.net, to be included in the virtual meeting invitation. A tour of the work site will not be conducted. However, prospective contractors are encouraged to visit the site to make themselves familiar with the work. Should any Contractor desire to review the site before the bid, they are welcome to contact the Engineer for site visit coordination with the Owner and/or Engineer. Signed: /s/ Jerry Bennett, Chair, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Published In The Western News March 5 & 12, 2021. MNAXLP

INVITATION TO BID KBP SEWER EXTENSION & CITY OF LIBBY CONNECTION Separate sealed bids for construction of the KBP Sewer Extension & City of Libby Connection project will be received by the Lincoln County Port Authority at 60 Port Boulevard, Libby, MT 59923 until 3:00 local time on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Late bids will not be accepted. The project has an expected construction completion date of May 31, 2021. The project consists of the following: (1) Installation of approximately 1,100-feet of new 8" diameter sanitary sewer main, (2) Installation of eight sanitary manholes and one combined storm/sanitary manhole, (3) Removal of trees, vegetation, fencing, pavement and miscellaneous items required for the construction of the sanitary sewer, (4) Installation & replacement of permanent and temporary traffic control devices, signage and striping and ongoing implementation of a traffic control plan to ensure the contractor's and the public's safety throughout the duration of the project, and (5) Surface restoration of disturbed areas, including asphalt concrete pavement, concrete valley gutters, and aggregate. Contract Documents may be examined at any of the Montana Plans Exchanges. Bidders must obtain the Bidding Documents from the Engineer to be considered responsive. Questions concerning the project should be directed to the Engineer: EECI-Andy Evensen, (406) 885-4064, andy@eecivil.com. Published In The Western News February 26 & March 5, 2021. MNAXLP

Honorable Matthew Cuffe District Court Judge Lincoln County District Court 512 California Avenue Libby, Mt. 59923 MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE MATTER OF GUARDIANSHIP OF CORBIN LEROY JOHNSON, a Minor No. DG-2020-17 ORDER CONTINUING HEARING This matter cam before the Court on Petitioner Shenea Rashell Rice's Unapposed Mothing to Continue Hearing. In consideration of the same, and for good cause shown. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the hearing currently scheduled for March 5, 2021, be and hereby is VACATED and reset for the 22nd day of April, 2021, at 10am or as soon thereafter as the parties may be heard. Petitioner Shenea Rashell Rice shall publish notice of the date and time of the hearing in accordance with M.C.A. §71-1-301(1)(c), as well as attempt delivery upon the natural parents in accordance with M.C.A. §72-1-301(1)(b). Dated this 2nd day of March, 2021. s/Matthew J. Cuffe HONORABLE MATTHEW J. CUFFE Published In The Western News March 5, 12 & 19, 2021. MNAXLP

Service Date: March 1, 2021 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IN THE MATTER OF InterBel Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier REGULATORY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 2021.02.020 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND INTERVENTION DEADLINE On February 11, 2021, InterBel Telephone Cooperative, Inc. ("InterBel") filed with the Montana Public Service Commission ("Commission") its Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier ('Application'). InterBel is a rural, Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier and an eligible telecommunications carrier headquartered in Eureka, Montana. InterBel was selected by the Federal Communications Commission as a winning bidder in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund ("RDOF") auction to provide high speed broadband and voice services in Lincoln County, Montana. InterBel's receipt of $226,116 in RDOF support over ten years is contingent upon receiving designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier ("ETC") from the Commission by June 7, 2021. InterBel requested expedited consideration of its Application. A copy of the filing is publicly available online at the Commission's website (http://psc.mt.gov) under Docket No. 2021.02.020. On March 20, 2020, the Commission issued a Notice of Operational Changes in Response to Coronavirus ("Notice"). Under the "Office Closed to Public" section of the Notice, the Commission outlined a temporary change for office closure during business hours. A copy of the filing is not currently available at the Commission's business office. A copy of the filing may also be available at the office of Montana Consumer Counsel ("MCC"), which represents consumer interests before the Commission, 111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 444-2771. MCC should be contacted to inquire of any operational changes due to coronavirus. Interested parties can register on the Commission's website to be added to the Watch List for notice of filings in this docket (select "EDDI", create ePass account, and, under "Watch List" tab, enter Docket No. 2021.02.020). The Commission invites any interested party affected by InterBel's Application to intervene in this docket. To intervene, a party must file a petition to intervene with the Commission no later than March 15, 2021. party seeking intervention must submit an electronic petition to the Commission's website at http://psc.mt.gov "EDDI, Customer Portal & E-Filing" icon). Under the "Electronic Filings" section of the Notice, the Commission outlined a temporary change in its policy. All filings must be made in EDDI and hard copies are not required. A party seeking intervention must also mail a hard copy of the petition to MCC at the address stated above, and to InterBel's representative, Doug Eidahl, Vantage Point Solutions, 2211 N. Minnesota St., Mitchell, SD 57301. The Commission invites members of the public who do not wish to formally intervene to submit written public comments on the matter to the Commission's address at 1701 Prospect Ave., P.O. Box 202601, Helena, MT 59620; through the Commission's website at http://psc.mt.gov (select "Documents & Proceedings" tab; select "Comment on a Proceeding"; select "Continue as Guest"; complete form; select "Submit") or by email at pschelp@mt.gov. The Commission's jurisdiction over this matter is provided in Title 69 and Title 2, Chapter 4 of the Montana Code Annotated; Title 38, Chapters 2 and 5 of the Montana Administrative Rules, and any prior orders of the Commission relevant to the issues presented. DONE AND DATED this 1st day of March, 2021. BY THE MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JAMES BROWN, Chairman BRAD JOHNSON, Vice Chairman TONY O'DONNELL, Commissioner RANDALL PINOCCI, Commissioner JENNIFER FIELDER, Commissioner Published In The Western News March 5, 2021. MNAXLP

Russell S. Barnes Attorney At Law PO Box 5482 Whitefish, Montana 59937 406-293-1812 Honorable Matthew J. Cuffe MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF LINCOLN IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD H. THOLEN, Deceased PROBATE NO. DP-21-22 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. Claims must either be mailed to GREG THOLEN, the Personal Representative return receipt requested, at the address below or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 9th day of February, 2021. s/s Greg Tholen c/o Russell S. Barnes Attorney At Law PO Box 5482 Whitefish, Montana 59937 Published In The Wester News March 5, 12 & 19, 2021. MNAXLP

Troy Public Schools is removing and replacing the old high school gym flooring. If anyone is interested in salvaging the old finished 3/4" tongue and groove layer of wood, they can have it if they remove all of it. Also, they will need to clean up the debris associated with its removal. This will be first come first serve when Troy Public Schools is prepared for its removal. Any interested party needs to be licensed and bonded. There will be a set time limit for removal that can be discussed with the party able to perform the removal. This offer will end on March 19, 2021. Please contact: Keith Haggerty Maintenance and Transportation Director Troy Public Schools 406-293-1170 khaggerty@troyk12.org License and bonding information should be sent to: Trinette Todd Troy Public Schools Business Clerk at: P.O. Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 Or Email: ttodd@troyk12.org Published In The Western News February 26 & March 5, 2021. MNAXLP