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Legals for February, 9 2021

| February 9, 2021 12:00 AM

No. 27517 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY BERNE ROAD, COLUMBIA FALLS, MT The Board of Viewers has reported to the Flathead County Board of Commissioners on the proposed abandonment of a portion of the public right-of-way on Berne Road in Columbia Falls, Montana that can legally be described as follows: A strip of land 40 feet in width, 20 feet each side of the following described line: beginning at a point on the East and West mid-section line Section 11, Township 30 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., being 325 feet, more or less, East of the center of said Section 11, thence 39º01' East, a distance of 180 feet, more or less,; thence North 30º08' east, a distance of 155 feet; thence North 37º46' East, a distance of 240 feet; thence North 53º32' East, a distance of 660 feet; thence North 19º00' East, a distance of 150 feet; thence North 2º35' West, a distance of 359 feet; more or less, to a point on the North line of the Southwest 1/4 Northeast 1/4 being 60 feet, more or less, South 88º04' West from the Northeast 1/16 corner of said Section 11. Notice is hereby given to the petitioners or landowners, as disclosed by the last assessment roll of Flathead County, owning land abutting the portion of the right-of-way, as described above, that it is being considered for abandonment. The public hearing on this petition will be held on February 16, 2021 at 10:30 o'clock a.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers, Third Floor, County Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, Montana. DATED this 28th day of January, 2021. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA By: /s/ Randy L. Brodehl Randy L. Brodehl, Chairperson February 2, 9, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27533 Service Date: February 5, 2021 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IN THE MATTER OF the Application of Starlink Services, LLC for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier for Purposes of Receiving Rural Digital Opportunities Fund Support REGULATORY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 2021.01.005 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND INTERVENTION DEADLINE On January 4, 2021, Starlink Services, LLC ("Starlink") filed with the Montana Public Service Commission ("Commission") its Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier ("Application"). Starlink is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. ("SpaceX"), which was selected by the Federal Communications Commission as a winning bidder in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund ("RDOF") auction to provide satellite broadband and voice-over-internet-protocol service in 37 counties across Montana. On December 22, 2020, SpaceX assigned its winning bids to Starlink. Starlink's receipt of $74,723,246 in RDOF support over ten years is contingent upon receiving designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier ("ETC") from the Commission by June 7, 2021. Starlink requested expedited consideration of its Application. Counties to be served by Starlink include: Beaverhead, Big Horn, Broadwater, Carbon, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Park, Pondera, Powell, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Silver Bow, Stillwater, Teton, Toole, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. A copy of the filing is publicly available online at the Commission's website ( under Docket No. 2021.01.005. 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. 2021.01.005). The Commission invites any interested party affected by Starlink's Application to intervene in this docket. To intervene, a party must file a petition to intervene with the Commission no later than February 19, 2021. A party seeking intervention must submit an electronic petition to the Commission's website at ("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 Starlink's attorney, Kimberly A. Beatty, Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven, P.C., 800 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 101, PO Box 1697, Helena, MT 59601. 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 (select "Documents & Proceedings" tab; select "Comment on a Proceeding"; select "Continue as Guest"; complete form; select "Submit") or by email at 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 5th day of February, 2021. BY THE MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JAMES BROWN, Chairman BRAD JOHNSON, Vice Chairman TONY O'DONNELL, Commissioner RANDALL PINOCCI, Commissioner JENNIFER FIELDER, Commissioner February 9, 2021 MNAXLP ________________________