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Public Notice

Jesse Traver, Jr.

Personal Representative
35697 Minesinger Trail
Polson, MT 59860



Cause No. DP-21-75

   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 months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.
   Claims must either be mailed to JEANNE L. FROLANDER, return receipt requested at  35697 Minesinger Trail, Polson, MT 59860 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled court.
   Dated this 4th day of November, 2021.

/s/ Jeanne L. Frolander

Nov. 24, Dec. 1 & 8, 2021

Lake County payments


   The Board of Lake County Commissioners did October 13, 15, 18, 20, 27, November 5, 2021, approve claims for payment in the amount of $1,838,556.73 for the period of October 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021.

   The full and complete claims lists are available for public review in the Courthouse in the Clerk and Recorder's Office. Individual requests for personal copies will be accepted by the Clerk and Recorder, Lake County Courthouse, Polson, MT.

   Signed this 18th day of November, 2021.


/s/ William D. Barron, Chairman

Nov. 24, 2021

RFB - Water quality management plan

Request for Bid Proposals

   The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Natural Resources Department is requesting bids for the Water Quality Management Plan for Protection and Preservation of Water Quality on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Contractors are invited to submit a bid for the report of the narrative and graphical account of water quality within the Reservation boundaries.

   This contract will begin after a review and awarding of the successful bid has been completed and end September 30, 2022. The awarded contractor must provide proof of Professional and General Liability Insurance.

   This is a Tribal Preference bid of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Tribal contractors who wish to receive Indian Preference must obtain certification by the Indian Preference Office as a Legitimate Indian owned business prior to the submission of bid. The Proof of Indian Preference Certification must be included with your bid in the form of a copy of the Certificates issued by the Indian Preference Office. Be advised that evidence of your membership or affiliation with a Tribe does not constitute Indian Preference Certification. You must be certified by the Indian Preference Office in order to claim preference.

   The selection of the successful contractor and award of the contract will be per the provisions of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe's Indian Preference Ordinance lOlA. Remember it is the sole responsibility of the bidder to obtain and provide proof of Indian Preference Certification from the Indian Preference Office.

   For additional information, contact Chauncey Means at the Natural Resources Department at
(406) 883-2888 x 7360 or Bids must be received by 4:30 p.m. on December 1st, 2021.

Nov. 17 and 24, 2021

River Schmidt-Eder

Montana 20th Judicial District Court, Lake County

In the matter of the Name Change of River Miles Schmidt-Eder; River Miles Schmidt-Eder, Petitioner.

Cause No: DV-21-198
Dept. No. 2002


   This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from River Miles Schmidt-Eder to River Miles. The hearing will be on Dec. 16, 2021, at 10:00 am. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lake County.
    Dated: November 9, 2021.

Lyn Fricker
Clerk of District Court

By Mary Rensvold
Deputy Clerk of Court

Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 2021

Tennis court replacement

Tennis Court Replacement
Process and RFP
St. Ignatius School District #28,
76 3rd Avenue,
St. Ignatius, MT 59865.

   The project includes: Demo current courts, bid for both post tension concrete or asphalt of 24,200 sq. ft., courts properly surfaced and painted. Bids are due December 22, 2021 at 2 pm.

Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2021

Public Notice : Legals

Evelyn McConn

Matthew H. O’Neill
Skyler C. Bagley
402 First Street East, Suite 201
P. O. Box 699
Polson, MT 59860
Telephone: (406) 883-5444
Facsimile: (406) 883-1585
Attorneys for Personal Representative



CAUSE No. DP-21-68
Hon. James A. Manley

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the undersigned has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-entitled estate, and that the address of the Personal Representative is set forth below.
   All creditors of the decedent having claims against the decedent's estate must present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice, or be forever barred as creditors of the decedent.
   A written statement of the claim indicating its basis, the name and address of the claimant, and the amount claimed, may be filed with the Clerk of the 20th Judicial District Court, at 106 4th Ave. East, Polson, Montana 59860, or mailed, Return Receipt Requested, to the Personal Representative, c/o O'NEILL LAW OFFICE, Attorneys for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 699, Polson, MT 59860.

Personal Representative, Estate of EVELYN McCONN, Deceased.

Nov. 10, 17 and 24, 2021

Lakeshore protection regulations amendment

   The Board of Lake County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:00 am in the Office of the Lake County Commissioners, Room 211 of the Lake County Courthouse (virtual attendance via ZOOM is an option) on the following item:

   On November 9, 2021, the Lake County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and passed a resolution of intention to adopt an amendment to the Lake County Lakeshore Protection Regulations. The amendment includes updates to Sections 1, 3, and 4 dealing with general provisions, general procedures, and review procedures. The proposed amendments apply to all lakes under Lake County’s jurisdiction. The current regulations and the proposed amendments to the Lakeshore Protection Regulations are available from the Lake County Planning Department.

   For 30 days after the first publication of this notice, the Lake County Commissioners Office will receive written comments regarding the requested amendment from the public. All written comments will be forwarded to the Commissioners for their consideration up until the day of the hearing. Comments may be mailed to the Commissioners' Office, or the Lake County Planning Dept. at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 or faxed: 406-883-7205 or e-mailed: planning@ Please contact the Lake County Commissioners' Office at or or at (406) 883-7204 about attending the meeting virtually.

Nov. 17 and 24, 2021

RFP - Child protection division committee

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Project Consultant for the Child Protection Division Committee
    The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) established a Child Protection Diversion Committee (CPDC) to plan and implement a two year pilot project that diverts CSKT child protection cases to a Families in Need of Services model, utilizing wrap-around supportive services to address the issues leading to child welfare court intervention.  The Committee will seek to provide families seamless access to existing services and establish new resources to restore and preserve family unity.  The Committee will also review CSKT Tribal code child protection and youth court provisions and recommend modifications, if needed, to implement the Families in Need of Services Model. The CPDC includes the following CSKT Departments and disciplines:  Council, Court, Defenders, Prosecutors, Probation, the Department of Human Resources Development, Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder services, Housing, a parent who has been through a child protection intervention, and cultural advisors.  Recognizing the impacts of historical trauma, past federal policies, and structural racism and their effects on tribal communities, the Families in Need of Services model is intended to be holistic, innovative, culturally relevant, and de-colonizing in its approach.   
   The CPDC needs a Project Consultant to organize its efforts, keeping members on task, and developing a strategic plan for implementation of this pilot project to divert child protection cases out of the adversarial, polarizing, court system by utilizing an approach that supports families in their efforts to heal and restore healthy parenting methods.  Now, more than ever, with the new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, CSKT must establish innovative ways to work restoratively with families.
    In order to offer an RFP in response to this advertisement, the following conditions must be met (Qualified Bidders):
   The proposal should include a plan for Phase One of the Pilot Project for the first twelve months.  The proposal should describe how the Project Consultant will do the following:
    1. Coordinate meetings of the CPDC, setting agendas, assigning tasks, and keeping minutes.
    2. Coordinate data collection by determining how each department or discipline is keeping data and summarizing that data, relevant to the pilot project. 
    3.Research funding sources.
    4.Research existing community resources and gaps in services that are relevant to families in need of services then report results to the CPDC.
    5.Report to the CSKT administration.
    6. Assist the CPDC to develop a strategic plan for a Families in Need of Services two year pilot project.
The Individual submitting an RFP must possess the necessary skills and experience to facilitate the diverse group that is the CPDC.  The Project Consultant should have the following characteristics and skills:  
     1. Philosophical commitment to a family, community based approach to addiction, mental illness, and child abuse and neglect.  That is, the Project Consultant should believe in a non-punitive approach that provides solutions to families in crisis.  
     2. Ability to be creative and innovative and to encourage and promote that approach by the CPDC.
     3. Ability to build consensus and collaboration.
     4. Possesses common sense.
     5. Demonstrated ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely.
     6. Experience with data collection and researching funding sources.
     7. Experience with community organizing.
     8. Understanding of tribal systems, and in particular, the CSKT government, agencies, cultural community, family tribal community connections, and disenfranchised tribal members.

Submitted with the Proposal:
    1. Proof of liability insurance and all other insurances required of holding a contract with the CSKT Tribes.   
    2. A detailed explanation of costs.  The budget for Year One of the project cannot exceed $21,162.00.
   This is an Indian preference bid and Tribal contractors who wish to receive Indian preference must obtain a certification by the Indian Preference office as a legitimate Indian-owned business prior to submission of the bids.  The proof of Indian Preference Certification must be included with your RFP response.  
    The selection of the successful contractor and award of this RFP will be according to the provisions of the CSKT Indian Preference Ordinance 101A.  
    Proposals developed in response to this RFP are due November 25, 2021, in written form to Jami Pluff, Policy Analyst, PO Box 278, Pablo, MT  59855 or  Proposals must include a strategic plan for Year One of the project. An appointed team will rank all proposals received from qualified bidders as described in this announcement. The CSKT reserve the right to accept, reject and negotiate all responses received.

Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2021

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