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| May 25, 2022 12:00 AM

Claude I. Burlingame Claude I. Burlingame, P.C. P. O. Box 1587 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 (406) 827-3372 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, SANDERS COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JIM BROWN, Deceased. Cause No. DP 22-34, 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 Cynthia Karnes, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Claude I. Burlingame, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 1587, Thompson Falls, MT 59873, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. DATED this 20th day of May 2022, at Plains, Montana. s// CYNTHIA KARNES, Personal Representative Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on May 25 and June 1, June 8, 2022. MNAXLP

Douglas R. Austin Attorney at Law P.O. Box 224 Superior, MT 59872 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MINERAL COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF DANIELLE LOREN SUTTON Decease Probate No. DP-2022-9 Dept. No. 2 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 decedent 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 mailed to DANNY L. SUTTON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 19th day of May, 2022. /s/ Danny L.Sutton Danny L. Sutton P.O. Box 1161 Superior, MT 59872 Published in the Mineral Independent on May 25 and June 1, June 8, 2022. MNAXLP

Douglas R. Austin P.O. Box 224 Superior, MT 59872 406-822-4771 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MINERAL COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF ANN MARIE EBELT, Deceased Probate No. DP-2022-8 Dept No. 2 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 decedent 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 mailed to RODNEY K. EBELT, of 219 N. Harmony Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99016, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 18 day of May, 2022. /s/ Rodney K. Ebelt Rodney K. Ebelt 219 N. Harmony Road Spokane Valley, WA 99016 Published in the Mineral Independent on May 25 and June 1, June 8, 2022. MNAXLP

Douglas D. Harris Amanda Boutwell DOUGLAS HARRIS LAW OFFICES Attorney at Law 322 West Spruce Street P.O. Box 7937 Missoula, Montana 59807-7937 Telephone: (406) 549-5176 Email: sprucelaw@blackfoot.net ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MINERAL COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: RICHARD HUGH JOHNSON, Deceased. Cause No.: DP-22-04 Dept No.: 5 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 (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to POLLY JO McNEAL, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Douglas Harris, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 7937, Missoula, Montana 59807-7937 or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 5th day of May, 2022. /s/ Douglas Harris, Douglas Harris, Attorney For, Polly Jo McNeal, Personal Representative Published in the Mineral Independent on May 18, May 25 and June 1, 2022. MNAXLP

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Northwestern Corporation Project No. 2188-271 NOTICE OF APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS (May 12, 2022) Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Temporary Variance of Article 403 b. Project No: 2188-271 c. Date Filed: April 29, 2022 d. Applicant: Northwestern Corporation (licensee) e. Name of Project: Missouri-Madison Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project consists of nine hydroelectric developments located on the Madison and Missouri Rivers in Gallatin, Madison, Lewis and Clark, and Cascade counties, Montana. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791a - 825r h. Applicant Contact: Mary Gail Sullivan, Director, Environmental and Lands, Northwestern Corporation, 11 East Park Street, Butte, Montana, 59701, (406) 497-3382, marygail.sullivan@northwestern.com i. FERC Contact: Holly Frank, (202) 502-6833, Holly.Frank@ferc.gov j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: June 13, 2022. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please filecomments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission's eFiling system athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support atFERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include the docket number P-2188-271. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: The licensee requests a temporary variance from the minimum flow requirements for the Hebgen and Madison developments, to occur from June 15, 2022 to April 15, 2023, due to the severe drought conditions in the Madison River watershed. Section (3) of Article 403 for the Hebgen Development requires the licensee to limit changes in outflow from Hebgen Dam to no more than 10 percent per day for the entire year. The licensee requests a temporary variance allowing changes in outflow from Hebgen Dam to no more than 5 percent hourly for flow increases; the 10 percent daily limit would remain unchanged for flow decreases. Section (5) of Article 403 for the Madison Development requires ramping rates for flows in the Madison bypass reach, such that flows must not be reduced by more than 100 cfs per hour from 600 cfs to minimum flow (which varies seasonally between 80-200 cfs, as required in Section (4) of Article 403 for the Madison Development), and not increased by more than 100 cfs per hour when flows are 600 cfs or less (except when needed to meet the 1,100-cfs minimum flow below the powerhouse as required in Section (2) of Article 403 for the Madison Development, or to avoid overfilling Ennis Lake). The licensee will maintain the required ramping rate for flow reductions to minimize biological effects, but requests a temporary variance to remove the ramping rate of 100 cfs per hour for flow increases when the bypass flow is less than 600 cfs. The temporary variance would allow the licensee to make larger flow changes more quickly, which contributes to water conservation goals by limiting small increases of Hebgen and Madison dam outflows over longer durations in advance of forecasted needs of increased water downstream. The proposed temporary variance measures, in combination with the temporary minimum flow reductions completed in April 2022, would reduce the drafting of Hebgen Reservoir and support higher Hebgen Reservoir elevations longer into the recreation season. The duration of the temporary variance, from June 15, 2022 to April 15, 2023, would allow for water savings that ensure water availability through the pulse flow season to protect fishery resources in the lower Madison River and allow for flow changes during the fall/winter period. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov using the "eLibrary" link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m.Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title "COMMENTS", "PROTEST", or "MOTION TO INTERVENE" as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on May 25, 2022. MNAXLP

Robert T. Bell Lance P. Jasper Reep, Bell & Jasper, P.C. P.O. Box 16960 Missoula, Montana 59808 Telephone: (406) 541-4100 Facsimile: (406) 541-4101 Email:jasper@westernmontanalaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, SANDERS COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF DAVID LEROY KOSSOW, Deceased. Probate No.: DP-20-48 MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL OF RECORD COME NOW, Robert T. Bell and Lance P. Jasper of Reep, Bell & Jasper, P.C. and, hereby respectfully move this Court to withdraw as counsel of record. Counsel's motion is brought on the grounds and for the reason that counsel has not been in contact with Personal Representative since June of 2021 and attempts to contact Personal Representative have gone unanswered. Based on the foregoing, REEP, BELL & JASPER, P.C., Robert T. Bell and Lance P. Jasper respectfully request the Court issue an order allowing REEP, BELL & JASPER, P.C., Robert T. Bell and Lance P. Jasper to withdraw as counsel and provide that all further service of pleadings or notice of proceedings be served directly upon Chris Kossow at 5742 West Cavendale Drive, Eagle, Idaho 83616, ckossow@eaglesewer.org which is believed to be Personal Representative's last known contact information. Dated this 7th day of March, 2022. REEP, BELL & JASPER, P.C. /s/ Lance Jasper By: Lance Jasper CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, hereby certify that on the 7th day of March, 2022, a true and correct copy of the foregoing was served upon the following as indicated: [X] U.S. Mail [ ] Email [ ] Hand Delivery [ ] Federal Express Chris Kossow 5742 West Cavendale Drive Eagle, Idaho 83616 ckossow@eaglesewer.org [X] U.S. Mail [ ] Email [ ] Hand Delivery [ ] Federal Express Vicki Kossow 2004 23rd Street Pascagoula, Mississippi 39581 [X] U.S. Mail [ ] Email [ ] Hand Delivery [ ] Federal Express Michael Kossow 8531 Sullivan Way Durham, California 95938 Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on May 25 and June 1, June 8, 2022. MNAXLP

Montana Fourth Judicial District Court Mineral County In the Matter of the Name Change of Rita Mae Shope: Rita Mae Shope, Petitioner Cause No.: DV-2022-18 Dept. No.: 5 Notice of Hearing on Name Change This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Rita Mae Shope to Rita Mae Anderson. The hearing will be on 6/1/22 at 11:00 a.m.. The hearing will be held at the Courthouse in Mineral County. Date: April 25, 2022 /s/ J. Talbot J. Talbot Clerk of District Court Published in the Mineral Independent on May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, 2022. MNAXLP

INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for construction of PLAINS EXTENDED - WATER REPLACEMENT will be received by the Town of Plains until 1 pm on June 9, 2022 then publicly opened and read aloud at the Town Hall. In person: 101 West Lynch - Plains, Montana 59859 By mail: P.O. Box 567 - Plains, Montana 59859 The project consists of: approximately 1100 LF of water main, installation of new fire hydrants; replacement of service lines and curb stops; and appurtenances. The Contract Document consists of Drawings and Project Manual and is available in electronic or printed form. The Contract Document may be viewed and printed from the following Plans Exchanges. Northwest Plans Exchange (2303 Hwy2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901), Missoula Plans Exchange (201 North Russell, Missoula , MT 59801). Bidder is responsible to ensure the printed Contract Document is a complete set and to verify all Addendum have been received prior to bidding. All questions are to be directed to Shari A Johnson Engineering & Associates (email: Engineering@SAJmontana.com; 406-261-3019). There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the Plains Town Hall at 101 West Lynch - Plains, Montana 59859 at 1pm on June 2, 2022. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend. Contractor and any of the Contractor's subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734. Preference is given to Montana Contractors according to MCA 18-1-102. Contractor is required to be registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid, for each wage classification, the higher of either the Montana Prevailing Wage Rates or the Federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rates. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, physical or mental disabilities, or national origin and must show affirmative action to ensure Equal Employment Opportunities. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check, or Bid Bond payable to the TOWN OF PLAINS, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. The successful bidder shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance, as required by specifications, shall be provided by the successful bidder and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided and approved. This project is funded in part or in whole with grant/loan funding from the Montana State Revolving Fund. Award of the project will be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from project funding agencies. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Town. The Town of Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on May 25 and June 1, 2022. MNAXLP

INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for construction of 1ST STREET WEST - WATER IMPROVEMENTS will be received by the Town of Plains until 1pm June 9, 2022 then publicly opened and read aloud at the Town Hall. In person: 101 West Lynch - Plains, Montana 59859 By mail: P.O. Box 567 - Plains, Montana 59859 The project consists of: approximately 1000 LF of water main, installation of new fire hydrants; replacement of service lines and curb stops; surface restoration including asphalt and gravel. The Contract Document consists of Drawings and Project Manual and is available in electronic form only. The Contract Document may be viewed and printed from the following Plans Exchanges. Northwest Plans Exchange (2303 Hwy2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901), Missoula Plans Exchange (201 North Russell, Missoula , MT 59801). Bidder is responsible to ensure the printed Contract Document is a complete set and to verify all Addendum have been received prior to bidding. A printed copy may be viewed at Plains Town Hall at 101 West Lynch - Plains, Montana 59859. All questions are to be directed to Shari A Johnson Engineering & Associates (email: Engineering@SAJmontana.com; 406-261-3019). There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the Plains Town Hall at 101 West Lynch - Plains, Montana 59859 at 1 pm, June 2, 2022. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend. Contractor and any of the Contractor's subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734. Preference is given to Montana Contractors according to MCA 18-1-102. Contractor is required to be registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid, for each wage classification, the higher of either the Montana Prevailing Wage Rates or the Federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rates. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, physical or mental disabilities, or national origin and must show affirmative action to ensure Equal Employment Opportunities. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check, or Bid Bond payable to the TOWN OF PLAINS, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. The successful bidder shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance, as required by specifications, shall be provided by the successful bidder and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided and approved. This project is funded in part or in whole with grant/loan funding from the Montana State Revolving Fund. Award of the project will be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from project funding agencies. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the Town. The Town of Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on May 25 and June 1, 2022. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE An audit of the affairs of the Town of Superior, Superior, Montana, has been conducted by Strom and Associates, P.C. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. Section 2-7-521, MCA requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for Town of Superior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, contains an Independent Auditors' Report on the Town's basic financial statements. The report issued for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 contains unqualified opinion. The audit report also contains several other auditors' reports. Following is a listing 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 Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards-This report contains no findings. 2.Report on Prior Audit Recommendations- This report summarizes the findings from the prior audit report and the status of those findings. No prior findings. Public Inspection of Audit Report: The complete audit report is on file, in its entirety, and open to public inspection at the Town Hall. Brenda L. Schneider, MMC, CPFA Town Clerk/Treasurer Published in the Mineral Independent on May 25, 2022. MNAXLP

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