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Legals for June, 26 2024

| June 26, 2024 12:00 AM

NO. 30468 Notice: If you had an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) when you attended Smith Valley School, and are 27 years of age or older, you may collect your special education files from the school district if we still have them. Files will be available for two weeks and may be picked up until Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after which time they will be shredded. Please call if you have any questions: 406-756-4535 x 4. Thank you! June 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NO. 30488 Montana 11th Judicial District Court Flathead County In re the Marriage of: Joyce Hermes, Petitioner and John P. Hermes, Respondent. Case No: DR-15-2024-020 Summons for Publication DAN WILSON NOTICE TO: Respondent John P. Hermes. 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 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: 920 S. Main St STE 100, Kalispell, MT 59901 and serve a copy of your answer on the Petitioner. Dated this 17th day of June, 2024. (Seal) PEG L. ALLISON Clerk of Court By: Anissa Neils Deputy Clerk/ ANISSA NEILS June 26 and July 3, 10, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NO. 30489 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA In re Circle H Water’s Petition for Rulemaking to Amend Administrative Rules of Montana 38.5.2501 and 38.5.2602 to Allow Privately Owned Small Water Utilities to Adopt the Water Rates of Local Public Water Utilities Docket 2024.05.060 June 21, 2024 Notice of Opportunity to Comment 1. On May 24, 2024, Circle H Water, Inc. filed with the Montana Public Service Commission (“Commission”) a Petition for Rulemaking (“Petition”) asking the Commission to amend the current rules pertaining to the water rates that a privately owned, small water utility may charge its customers. The Petition proposes to amend Montana Administrative Rule (“ARM”) 38.5.2501(4) to read as follows, with new material underlined: All privately owned water utilities must file a written notice with the commission that the privately owned water utility has elected to charge its customers the same rate that the closest public water utility charges its customers, or file a rate application in accordance with the minimum rate case filing standards of ARM 38.5.101, et seq., or in accordance with the simplified regulatory treatment options rules of ARM 38.5.2527.  2. The Petition also asked the Commission to amend the annual reporting requirements for privately owned, small water utilities. The Petition proposes to amend ARM 38.5.2602 to read as follows, with new material underlined:  Except for privately owned small water utilities that have elected to charge their customers the same rate as the nearest public water utility, [e]very utility is required to file an annual report with the commission pursuant to 69-3-203, MCA.  3. The Petition asserts that the current rules are overly burdensome to the utility, the Commission, and the Montana Consumer Counsel. It also asserts that by allowing utilities to adopt the rates of the closest public water utility, it would relieve this burden and ensure fair rates for customers.    4. A copy of the Petition is publicly available at the Commission’s business office, 1701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 202601, Helena, MT, and online at the Commission’s website ( under Docket No. 2024.05.060. A copy of the Petition may also be available at the office of the Montana Consumer Counsel, which represents consumer interests before the Commission, 111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 444-2771. Interested parties can register on the Commission’s website to receive notice of filings in this docket. Instructions for subscribing to notices of filings are available at 5. When contemplating rulemaking, the Commission can request information from interested persons regarding the rulemaking. Mont. Code Ann. § 2-4-304. The Commission may also hold a hearing on the Petition. Mont. Code Ann. § 2-4-315. In its Petition, Circle H requested the Commission hold a hearing on its Petition. Subsequently, however, it withdrew the request. 6. The Commission has determined that additional viewpoints and advice of interested persons regarding the Petition may be helpful and therefore invites written public comment from interested parties. All comments must be submitted to the Commission no later than July 8, 2024. Written public comments on this matter may be submitted to the Commission at 1701 Prospect Ave., PO Box 202601, Helena, MT 59620, or by email to Public comments may also be submitted online in REDDI. Instructions for submitting public comments in REDDI are available at (select “Submit a Public Comment”). All comments received will be public records. Personal or private information should not be included in comments. 7. 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 order of the Commission relevant to the issues presented.  DONE and DATED June 21, 2024, by the Montana Public Service Commission, through delegation to staff.  JAMES BROWN, President JENNIFER FIELDER, Vice President TONY O’DONNELL, Commissioner RANDALL PINOCCI, Commissioner Dr. ANNIE BUKACEK, Commissioner June 26, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NO. 30486 AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT  An audit of Deer Park Public School has been conducted by Denning, Downey & Associates, CPA’s, P.C. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings.  Summary of Significant findings  The audit report for Deer Park Public School for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, were unmodified.  The audit report also contained several other auditors’ reports. Following is a list of the reports and a summary of the findings included in each. This is only a summary and is not intended to be used as an audit report.  1. Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters based on and audit of Financial Statements performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This report contained findings in the following matters:  a. 2023-001 Revenues Collected in Advance  b. 2023-002 Grant Management  2. Report on Other Compliance, Financial and Internal Accounting Control Matters.  This report contained no findings.  3. Report on Prior Audit Report Recommendations. This report summarized the findings from the prior audit report, and noted the action taken on them.  This report contained no findings.  Public Inspection of Audit Report  The complete audit report is on file in its entirety and open to public inspection at the Deer Park Public School Business Office.  Very Truly Yours,  Gina Smith - District Clerk  Deer Park School District  June 26, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________