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Legals for April, 19 2022

| April 19, 2022 12:00 AM

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Troy will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:00 pm, at City Hall located at 301 E. Kootenai, Troy, MT, for the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding a proposed application to the Montana Department of Commerce's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and other programs, as applicable, for a Water System Improvements Project located in the City of Troy, Montana. At the public hearing, the proposed project will be explained, including the purpose and proposed area of the project, activities, budget, possible sources of funding, and any costs that may impact local citizens as a result of the project. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and to express their opinions regarding this proposed project. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before April 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Anyone who would like more information or who wants to submit questions or comments should contact Tracy Rebo City Clerk/Treasurer at (406) 295-4151. Published In The Western News April 12 & 19, 2022. MNAXLP

GRANT S. SNELL JASMINE MORTON CROWLEY FLECK PLLP 1667 Whitefish Stage Road P. O. Box 759 Kalispell, MT 59903-0759 Telephone: (406) 752-6644 Facsimile: (406) 752-5108 gsnell@crowleyfleck.com jmorton@crowleyfleck.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DEBRA L. HOLDER, Deceased. Cause No.: DP-22-32 Hon. Mathew J. Cuffe District Court Judge 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 Jeremy O. Holder, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at c/o Grant S. Snell or Jasmine Morton, Crowley Fleck PLLP, PO Box 759, Kalispell, Montana 59903-0759, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2022. JEREMY O. HOLDER, Personal Representative CROWLEY FLECK PLLP P. O. Box 759 Kalispell, MT 59903-0759 By GRANT S. SNELL JASMINE MORTON Attorneys for Personal Representative Published In The Western News April 5, 12 & 19, 2022. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF SALE Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Timber Sale The GNA Meadow timber sale is located within sections 17 & 20 of T35N - R26W, sections 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, & 25 of T34N - R26W, and sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, & 23 of T34N -R27W, on the Kootenai National Forest. Approximately 28,569 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 May 18th at 2:00 pm. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed and will be accepted any time prior to the bid opening. DNRC recommends that bidders contact the Forestry 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 $31,747.00 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, Forestry Division, in Missoula (406-542-4300). the Northwest Land Office in Kalispell (406-751-2240), the Libby Unit Office located in Libby (406-293-2711). Visit our website at for upcoming sales and bid results. https://gna-mtdnrc.hub.arcgis.com/pages/currently-advertised-timber-sales Published In The Western News April 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 2022. 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 FRANK R. BACHE Deceased Cause No. DP-22-45 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 be either mailed to Sondra P. Bache, 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 31st day of March 2022 s/ Sondra P. Bache Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/C Mark Hash Published In The Western News April 5, 12 & 19, 2022. 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 GEORGE W. WEST, Deceased Cause No. DP-22-46 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 be either mailed to Sue C. West, 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 5th day of April, 2022 s/ Sue C. West Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News Aprtil 12, 19 & 26, 2022. MNAXLP

RESOLUTION FOR DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 20-6-604 of the School Laws of Montana, the Trustees of Libby School District No. 4 may sell or otherwise dispose of personal school property which has become obsolete, undesirable, or unsuitable for school purposes; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That Libby School District No. 4 declares the following list of personal property as surplus property to be disposed of; Miscellaneous Books, Furniture, & Electronic Equipment BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That said property may be sold by Libby School District No. 4 on an "as-is" basis, without warranty. This Resolution shall become effective fourteen (14) days after publication and posting as required by Section 20-20-204 of the School Laws of Montana. Any taxpayer may appeal this Resolution prior to April 25, 2022, by filing a verified petition with the Clerk of the District Court and serving a copy of such petition upon the School District. The petition shall set out in detail the objections of the petitioner to the adoption of the Resolution or the disposal of the property. If no appeals are filed with the District Court by that date, this Resolution will go into effect. For more information contact 406-293-8811. Published In The Western News April 12 & 19, 2022. MNAXLP

Notice of Public Hearing on Stringency Written Findings pertaining to the Lake Koocanusa Water Column Selenium Standard On February 25, 2020, at its regularly scheduled public meeting, the Board of Environmental Review (board) determined that Administrative Rule of Montana (ARM) 17.30.632(7)(a), the selenium water column standard for Lake Koocanusa, is more stringent than comparable federal guidelines. The decision came following the submission of two petitions, filed pursuant to Section 75-5-203(4), Montana Code Annotated (MCA), requesting the board review ARM 17.30.632(7)(a) for stringency. Upon the board's stringency determination, the Department of Environmental Quality will comply with MCA 75-5-203, MCA by making the required written findings in accordance with 75-5-203, MCA. The department has completed draft written findings, which are located on the department's website at: https://deq.mt.gov/public/water-public. The department will receive written comments from the public on its proposed findings though May 4, 2022. On April 26, 2022, at 10 a.m., the department will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed stringency findings. The public hearing will be held in room 111 of the Metcalf Building, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, Montana with a virtual option through Zoom. More information on the can be found on department's website, including instruction on how to attend remotely, which will be updated on a regular basis, at https://deq.mt.gov/public/water-public. You are invited to submit data, views, or arguments, either orally or in writing, at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to Catherine Armstrong, Paralegal, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; faxed to (406) 444-4386; or e- mailed to Catherine.Amrstrong2@mt.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2022. To be guaranteed consideration, mailed comments must be postmarked on or before that date. Published In The Western News April 5,12 & 19, 2022. MNAXLP

Legal Notice Comprehensive Five-Year Bond Review for Noble Excavating (Hard Rock Mining Operating Permit No. 00182) The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is conducting a comprehensive bond review for Operating Permit No. 00182 issued to Noble Excavating. Noble Excavating's facility and associated disturbances are located on private land in Section 30 of Township 31 North, Range 31 West, approximately two miles northwest of Libby in Lincoln County. DEQ has determined that the current bonding level does not represent the present costs of compliance with the Metal Mine Reclamation Act, administrative rules adopted thereunder, and the operating permit. DEQ is proposing a bond increase of $91,204.00 (from $340,431.00 to $431,635.00). The bond increase is largely due to changes in fuel price, equipment rates, and updated indirect costs such as mobilization, contingency, and administration. The procedure for adjusting bonds as a result of a comprehensive bond review is set forth in Section 82-4-338(3), MCA. The company and the public will have until May 20, 2022, to comment on the proposed bond increase. DEQ will issue a final bond determination after the comment period has expired. The company, or any person with an interest that may be adversely affected by DEQ's final bond determination, may obtain a contested case hearing before the Board of Environmental Review. A written request for a hearing must be filed with DEQ within 30 days of the issuance of the final bond determination, stating the reason for the request. Requests for copies of the bond calculation associated with the comprehensive bond review, and any related questions should be directed to Eric Dahlgren, Hard Rock Mining Section Supervisor, Mining Bureau, Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, by telephone at (406) 444-5245 or by e-mail at edahlgren@mt.gov. Published In The Western News April 19, 2022. MNALP

MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LINCOLN COUNTY In Re The Stepparent Adoption of: MADISON SCHWITZKE-HILL, Minor Child Rodney Nelson, Petitioner Cause No DA-22-02 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATEMENT OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE NATURAL FATHER: YOU, THE NATURAL FATHER OF MADISON SCHWITZKE-HILL ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Petition to Terminate parental Rights in this action which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the above-named Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy of your answer upon the Petitioner within twenty-one days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Petition. FILE ORIGINAL RESPONSE WITH THE CLERK OF COURT AT: Clerk of District Court 512 California Avenue Libby, Montana 59923 Dated this 9th day of March, 2022. TRICIA BROOKS Clerk of the District Court By: Michelle Freese Deputy Clerk Published In The Western News April 19. 26 & May 3, 2022. MNAXLP

MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LINCOLN COUNTY In Re The Stepparent Adoption of: WYATT SCHWITZKE-HILL, Minor Child Rodney Nelson, Petitioner Cause No DA-22-02 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATEMENT OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE NATURAL FATHER: YOU, THE NATURAL FATHER OF WYATT SCHWITZKE-HILL ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Petition to Terminate parental Rights in this action which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the above-named Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy of your answer upon the Petitioner within twenty-one days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Petition. FILE ORIGINAL RESPONSE WITH THE CLERK OF COURT AT: Clerk of District Court 512 California Avenue Libby, Montana 59923 Dated this 9th day of March, 2022. TRICIA BROOKS Clerk of the District Court By: Michelle Freese Deputy Clerk Published In The Western News April 19. 26 & May 3, 2022. MNAXLP

Legal Notice Notice of intent to sell contents of storage units as listed below on April 30, 2022 at 9am, for past due rents owed to Westgate Mini Storage. Unit B17 Unit B21 Unite F28 Published In The Western News April 19 & 26, 2022. MNAXLP

Legal Notice Notice of intent to sell contents of storage units as listed below on April 30, 2022 at 10am, for past due rents owed to Starlite Storage, LLC, PO Box 327, Libby: Unit A19 Unit B46 & B47 Unit B50 Unit C73 Unit C76 Published In The Western News April 19 & 26, 2022. MNAXLP

Thomas J. Stusek STUSEK LAW FIRM, PC 2101 Durston Road, Ste3 Bozeman, MT 59718 (406) 551-2700 Attornery For Personal Representative MONTANA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY Honorable Judge Mike Menahan IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ADOLPH L. SOLVIE, Decedent Cause No. DP-2022-75 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Carl Solvie 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 of the first publication of this Notice, or such claims will be forever barred by MCA Section 72-3-801. Claims must be either mailed, certified return receipt requested, to the Estate of Adolph L. Solvie, c/o Thomas J Stusek, Attorney for Personal Representative, at 2101 Durston Road, Ste. 3, Bozeman, Montana 59718, or be filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 13 day of April, 2022. By: s/Thomas J. Stusek Attorney for Personal Representative Published In The Western News April 19, 26 & May 3, 2022. MNAXLP