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July 1, 2019 5:10 a.m.

Legals July 1, 2019

No. 26327 AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the Bigfork Fire District has been conducted by Denning, Downey & Associates, CPA's, P.C. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for the Bigfork Fire District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 and June 30, 2018, were unmodified. The audit report also contained several other auditor's 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. Report on Compliance and on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This report contained findings in the following matters: None Reported 2. Report on Other Compliance, Financial and Internal Accounting Control Matters. None Reported. 3. Report on Audit Report Recommendations. This report summarized the findings from the prior audit report, and noted the action taken on them. a. 457(b) Pension Plan-Implemented b. Outstanding Warrents-Implemented Public Inspection of Audit report The complete audit report is on file in its entirety and open to public inspection at Town Hall Very Truly Yours, Bigfork Fire District Cindy Norred-Clerk July 1, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

August 6, 2019 5:10 a.m.

Legals August 6, 2019

No. 26373 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM, a Public Hearing will be held in Room (207) of the Sanders Building, at 111 North Sanders in Helena, for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft Department of Public Health and Human Services "2020/2021 Community Services Block Grant State Plan". The public may attend via a conference call by dialing 1-406-444-4647, using the access code 854983. Draft copies of the proposed application will be available upon request at the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Intergovernmental Human Services Bureau, 1400 Carter Drive, P.O. Box 202956, Helena, MT 59620-2956 on Monday, August 5, 2019. Written comments must be received by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

November 29, 2020 midnight

Legals for November, 29 2020

Missing Montana hiker believed to have died in accident
July 12, 2021 9:10 a.m.

Missing Montana hiker believed to have died in accident

Searchers looking for a Montana State University graduate student who disappeared while hiking in the Beartooth Mountains in southern Montana say they do not believe she is still alive.

March 21, 2020 11:51 a.m.

Shooting at Sri Lanka prison kills 1 inmate, wounds 4

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — One prisoner was killed and four others wounded Saturday when guards opened fire after tensions flared during a protest by prisoners in a facility in north-central Sri Lanka, police said.

April 18, 2021 midnight

Outdoor columnist not telling the whole story

We all know Warren Illi to be a science-denier since a previous column made clear he thinks that releasing a monster Northern Pike into Swan Lake is not detrimental to endangered native west-slope trout species.

July 25, 2019 5:10 a.m.

Legals July 25, 2019

No. 26384 SEWER RATE AND CHARGE MODIFICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING The District proposes to charge for the use and availability of the sewer system of the District (the "System") by an equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) methodology, which is based on the size of the water service. A 3/4 inch or 5/8 inch service, which is the standard for single family residential users, is one EDU. The table below, as supplemented by the paragraph immediately following the table, reflects the proposed rates and charges for the use and availability of the System. Diameter Cost per EDU Mulitiplier Annual charge 3/4" & 5/8" $629.50 $1.00 $629.50 1" $629.50 $1.79 $1126.81 1 1/2" $629.50 $4.00 $2518.01 2" $629.50 $7.14 $4494.65 2 1/2" $629.50 $11.16 $7075.22 3" $629.50 $16.00 $10072.05 4" $629.40 $28.57 $17984.82 In addition and notwithstanding anything in this notice to the contrary, (i) each owner of a condominium unit would be charged the Annual Charge for the use and availability of the System, and if a condominium unit is for residential purposes, it would be ascribed one (1) EDU; and (ii) undeveloped lots, tracts, or parcels that are currently served by a sewer service line stubout (but not otherwise connected to the System) would be charged an Annual Charge corresponding to one (1) EDU. For administrative convenience, the Annual Charge will continue to be placed on an owner's real property tax statement. Approximately one-half of the Annual Charge would be due and owed by each November 30, commencing November 30, 2019 and approximately one-half of the Annual Charge would be due and owed each May 31, commencing May 31, 2020. A public hearing to hear comments on the proposed sewer rate and charge adjustment will be held August 6, 2019, commencing at 7:00 pm in the Northern Lights Room of the Kandahar Lodge 3824 Big Mountain Rd Whitefish, MT 59937. Further information about the proposed rate and charge adjustment may be obtained by contacting Leslie Bales at 406-249-5669. Done by Order of the Board of Directors of Big Mountain County Sewer District, Montana, this 22nd day of July, 2019. Leslie Bales Secretary July 25, 28, August 1, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

August 15, 2019 5:10 a.m.

Legals August 15, 2019

No. 26434 AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the Bigfork County Water and Sewer District has been conducted by Denning, Downey & Associates, CPA's, P.C. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for the Bigfork County Water and Sewer District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, were unmodified. The audit report also contained several other auditor's 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. Report on Compliance and on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This report contained findings on the following matters: This report contained no findings. Report on Other Compliance, Financial and Internal Accounting Control Matters. This report contained no findings. Report on 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 is open to public inspection at the District Office at 108 Harbor Heights Blvd. Bigfork MT. Julie Spencer- District Manager Bigfork County Water & Sewer District August 15, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

December 28, 2020 midnight

Legals for December, 28 2020

Historic Northwest heat wave may have killed hundreds
June 30, 2021 1 p.m.

Historic Northwest heat wave may have killed hundreds

Hundreds of deaths in Canada, Oregon and Washington may have been caused by the historic heat wave that baked the Pacific Northwest and shattered all-time temperature records in usually temperate cities.

Bulldogs rock Breakers
October 16, 2021 11:16 p.m.

Bulldogs rock Breakers

Whitefish boys beat Corvallis 5-1, advance to semifinals

It was a statement win to start off the Class A soccer playoffs for the Whitefish Lady Bulldogs, who dispatched the Loyola-Sacred Heart Breakers by a score of 10-0 Saturday at Smith Fields in a quarterfinal game.

March 19, 2020 4:41 p.m.

Rocket attack in northwest Syria kills 2 Turkish soldiers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in a rocket attack in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, Turkey's Defense Ministry said.

July 13, 2021 midnight

Legals for July, 13 2021

July 10, 2020 midnight

Legals for July, 10 2020

July 31, 2021 midnight

Legals for July, 31 2021

July 31, 2021 midnight

Legals for July, 31 2021

September 16, 2021 midnight

Nurses Association shows lack of critical thinking

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wise to use caution as well as introspection in using such a bold statement.

January 14, 2021 8 a.m.

Montana man accused of killing mom held on $1 million bail

BILLINGS (AP) — A Montana man accused of killing his mother with a kitchen knife pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide Wednesday and had his bail set at $1 million.

June 20, 2019 5:10 a.m.

Legals June 20, 2019

No. 26302 CITY OF COLUMBIA FALLS AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the City of Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana, has been conducted by Doyle and Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018. Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Section 2-7-521 requires the publication of the following summary of Significant Audit Findings. This is only a summary and is not intended to be used as an audit report. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for the City of Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana, for the year ended June 30, 2018 contained the following independent auditor's reports: 1. The independent auditor's report on the City's basic financial statements was unmodified. 2. The independent auditor's report on the City's internal control over financial reporting and on compliance and other matters reported no findings. Public Inspection of Audit Report The audit report is on file in its entirety and can be viewed on the City's website at http://cityofcolumbiafalls.org/finance-and-clerks-office. The audit report is also open to public inspection at City Hall, 130 6th Street West, Room A, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. The City will send a copy of the audit report to any interested person upon request. Barb Staaland City Clerk June 20, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

August 28, 2020 11:27 p.m.

Wildkats breeze to win with newcomers, veterans

Five players made their first career starts for the Columbia Falls Wildkats on Friday in a 4-2 win over the Corvallis Blue Devils in the Class A soccer season opener at Columbia Falls High School.