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Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Montana, will receive sealed bids for construction of: HIGHWAY 37 PATH – N OF EUREKA (CTEP) STPE 27(48), CONTROL NUMBER 8820

All sealed bids, plainly marked “SEALED BID – HIGHWAY 37 PATH – N OF EUREKA (CTEP), STPE 27(48), CONTROL NUMBER 8820 will be received at the Lincoln County North Annex Office, 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917, until 11:00 o’clock a.m. local time on May 2, 2016. Bids will be opened and read aloud immediately following in the North Annex Office.

The Highway 37 Path – N of Eureka (CTEP), STPE 27(48), Control Number 8820 will be constructed as a Base Bid with Additive Alternates. Contractors must bid on both the Base Bid and Additive Alternates. The Base Bid will generally consists of excavation, embankment construction, retaining walls, placement of base gravel, construction of asphalt concrete pavement for a pedestrian/bike path, minor drainage and landscaping, and associated incidentals from the Lincoln County North Annex Office to a private driveway access located prior to Douglas Hill Road (adjacent to Highway 37). Additive Alternates will generally consists of excavation, earthen borrow (embankment construction), placement of base gravel, construction of asphalt concrete pavement, minor drainage and landscaping, light demolition, and associated incidentals for a pedestrian/bike path adjacent to Highway 37; the total length of the path is approximately 2.3 miles. The Owner may award either the Base Bid or the Base Bid plus the Additive Alternate based on available funds. The contract documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at the Lincoln County North Annex Office, 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917, (406) 297­3139; TD&H Engineering, 450 Corporate Dr. Suite 101, Kalispell, Montana 59901, (406) 751­5246; and the Northwest Montana Plans Exchange, 2303 Highway 2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 755­5888, in accordance with SECTION 00200 – CTEP Instructions to Bidders. Copies of the entire set of Contract Documents for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the Lincoln County North Annex Office or TD&H Engineering at the addresses stipulated above upon receipt of a non­refundable deposit of $100.00, payable to TD&H Engineering, for each set of documents including 11” x 17” drawings. No bids will be considered unless they are submitted on the “official” Bid Proposal form and the Contractor’s name has been included on the Planholders List. There will be a Pre­Bid Conference in the Lincoln County North Annex Office Conference Room located at 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on April 20, 2016. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR and any of the CONTRACTOR’S subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration 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 59604­8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1­406­444­7734. CONTRACTOR is not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but must have registered prior to execution of the Construction Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by the CONTRACTOR or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of Lincoln County and the State of Montana. The CONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Lincoln County, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDERS shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance, as required, shall be provided by the successful BIDDER(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. Contactor and all subcontractors must be licensed to perform work in Lincoln County. Within 10 calendar days after the Notice of Award, the successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond guaranteeing faithful performance and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the contract, and a signed Agreement. The bonds will each be equal to 100 percent of the contract amount. No bid may be withdrawn within a period of 60 days after the scheduled date time for public opening of bids, which is 11:00 0’clock a.m., local time on May 2, 2016. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER. Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Issued at Lincoln County, Montana, this 6th day of April, 2016. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lincoln County, Montana

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Montana on  April 14, April 21, and April 28, 2016. MNAXLP


There will be a public hearing on a proposed budget amendment at the Eureka Town Hall on May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The Town proposes to amend the 2015‐2016 budget to authorize expenditure of loan payments to Glacier Bank for the new Town Hall per bond resolution.

The proposed amendment will not increase anyone’s taxes or other costs or fees. For further information regarding the proposed budget amendment, please contact the Town Clerk at Town Hall, PO Box 313, Eureka, MT 59917 or call 313‐297‐2123 during regular business hours. Lisa Flynn Town Clerk

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Montana, April 21 and April 28,  2016. MNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that Lincoln County will open a 45 day comment period on proposed projects under Title III of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self‐Determination Act. Eligible projects under Title III include activities under the Firewise Communities program, reimbursement of search and rescue costs on federal lands, and development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

Lincoln County has identified several projects to fund that meet these eligibility requirements. They include funding for costs of the County Search and Rescue organizations for searches on Federal lands, contracting with consultants and agencies for developing Firewise Community programs and development of Community wildfire Protection Plans. These projects will include fuels reductions, firesafe planning strategies, landowner and public education, and updating GIS information for firewise programs.

All comments must be submitted in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. June 15, 2016. Please mail comments to the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners, 512 California Avenue, Libby, MT 59923. For further information, please contact Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson at 406‐283‐2301 or email her at

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Mont., April 21 and April 28, 2016.  MNAXLP

Montana Nineteenth Judicial District Court, Lincoln Montana

In the matter of the Estate of James E. Crowston, deceased, Probate No. DP-16-25

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 be mailed to Michael James Crowston, personal representative, return receipt requested, c/o J. Tiffin Hall, Attorney at Law, 124 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Eureka, Montana, 59917, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. Dated this 20th day of April, 2016. Michael James Crowston, personal representative

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Mont., April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2016.

For Sale

DRY FIREWOOD 16”, split, $95 per cord, U load/haul. “Cash only.” 10-6 on Saturdays, other days by appt. W. Ekholt, 889-3989. Eureka. Call first. No Sundays. 50-4tp

Sawmills from only $4397.00‐ Make & save money with your own bandmill‐ Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! Free Info/DVD: http://www.NorwoodSawmills.com1‐800‐578‐1363 Ext.300N.

Authentic Timber Framed Barns. Residential-Commercial-Storefronts.Design-Build since 1990. Authentic handcrafted, pegged frames installed, Starting at $18/SF. Traditional turnkey barns From $40/SF. Built to last for generations. 406-581-3014 or email

Look Spring Sale Modular homes starting at $79,000 Double wides $69,000, Single Wides $ 52,300. Call  J&J Homes 406-259-4663

Back issues of the Tobacco Valley News, available for purchase at 200 Cliff Avenue, Eureka. Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  297-2514.


Naturescape – Montana’s Premier Landscapers. Now on the web at, office 882-4000, cell/text 406-261-1113. 43-tfc

Marvel Fence Construction All kinds of fence. Estimates, quality work, reasonable rates, 30 years experience. Mike Marvel 889-3316. 33-tfnc

Snow’s Signworks, Jim Snow, 889-5284. Truck lettering, windows, walls, magnetic, wood, sho-cards. 28-tfnc

Borntrager’s Boots – Custom, handmade boots. Also boot and shoe repair drop-off available at NW Sports. 889-5042. 43-tfc

Bitterbrush Fencing.  Post pounding, wooden pen and wooden box pens, round rails or split rails. Choice of larch or lodgepole. Garden fencing and more. Thinning, tree brushing, bobcat services. Licensed and insured. 406-291-4926. 43-8tp

HAUL-IT OFF property cleanup, scrap removal, small building/barn teardown and removal. We will haul it away for you. Call 889-5256. 50-2tp


April 29-30, 9-4, guns, tools, fishing gear, M/W clothes, household misc., 288 Linda Vista, Rexford, 37 S. Turn on Black Lake, left after 1 mile. Follow signs. 50-1tp

THE BEST GARAGE SALE: quilts (old and newer), pewter ware, salt glazed pottery, collectables, baskets, seasonal and home decor, 4’x6’ sliding winder (new), like new sofa, newer metal bed, round kitchen table, quilters supplies w/lots of fabric, craft supplies, pictures, golf clubs w/accessories, household items, books, clothing, handbags, jewelry including LOTS of sterling silver, puzzles. Many more items, too numerous to mention. No junk. Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, starting at 8 a.m. 155 Pine Cr Ln. off Airport Rd., north of airport, turn (R) then left at Eagle Sight sign. Please, No Early Birds. Cash and local checks only. 50-2tp

Help Wanted

Journeyman Lineman Job Advertisement: Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate opening for the full‐time position of Journeyman Lineman. The position will be responsible for construction, conversion, relocation and maintenance of the electrical lines and stations throughout the area served by the cooperative. High school graduation or equivalency and completion of a certified Journeyman Lineman Apprentice Training Program; or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must maintain a minimum Class A, Type II Montana driver license, First Aid and CPR Certifications. For a complete description of the position and for the Lincoln Electric employment application, please visit our website at To be considered, please submit a Lincoln Electric employment application along with a professional resume to: Kylie Larson, Office Supervisor/HR Director, Lincoln Electric Cooperative PO Box 628, Eureka, MT 59917. Position will remain open until May 4, 2016. Lincoln Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 47-4tc

Position opening for Medical Biller/Office Assistant in small Eureka billing office, M-F 9:00-4:00. Please see a complete job description and application instructions at Position open until filled. 49-2tc

Health Education Specialist Needed. Lincoln County Health Department is seeking a Health Education Specialist.  This position will develop and present health education and promotion programs to Lincoln County, specifically early childhood services and tobacco prevention. Qualifications include a combination of education and experience equivalent to a college degree in public or community health, early childhood programs, nursing or a closely related field.  Experience in health services or promotion, prevention, community or health education or early childhood services preferred. Applications are available at Libby Job Service and will be accepted through May 2nd or until filled with a qualified applicant.  50-1tc

WHITEFISH CREDIT UNION, the largest credit union in Montana, seeks a Teller for its Eureka branch. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public in a professional environment. Excellent  organizational and communication skills, strong multitasking ability and attention to detail required. At least one year of front-line customer service experience is desirable. Compensation, which is DOE, includes a generous benefits package. Interested candidates should mail a cover letter, resume and letters of reference to: ATTN: Human Resources Dept., P.O. Box 37, Whitefish, MT 59937; or email to No phone calls  please. Whitefish Credit Union is an EO/AA Employer. 50-2tc

Part time bartender/duty free personnel. Experience not necessary. Apply in person, First & Last Chance Bar. 406-889-3443. 50-4tc

InterBel Telephone is accepting applications for a student worker who will be a junior in the fall of 2016 for our business office.  This is a temporary part-time position. The hours of work are Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm during the summer and school holidays; and after school, during work release, until 4:30 pm. The job will require filing, answering phones, waiting on customers, signing up Internet customers and performing other duties assigned by management. Computer skills, keyboard, typing, Excel and Word experience required. Must be willing and able to deal with the public in a friendly and courteous manner. Applications are due by May 6th, 2016. 50-2tc

Real Estate

Reclusive writer desperately seeking seclusion, isolation, inspiration. Water, power, easy access required. Prefer to buy on CD. 406-754-3477. 49-3tp

For sale by owner: Super Good Sense, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on .53 acre, close to town.  Three-car garage. 406-889-5777 or 406-293-1847. 48-5tp

Equity loans on non-owner occupied Montana real estate. We also buy Notes & Mortgages. Call Creative Finance & Investments @ 406-721-1444 or visit

Reverse Mortages: Draw eligible cash out of your home & eliminate mortgage payments. Seniors 62+! FHA insured. Purchase, refinance & VA loans also. In home personal service. Free 28 page catalog. 1-888- 660-3033. All Island Mortgage.

Recreational and remote properties. NW Montana. (406)293-3714.

3.52 ac $259/month Boulder, MT- 2.12 ac $391/month Absarokee, MT- 21.3 ac $203/month Red Lodge, MT- more properties online Justin Joyner, Steel Horse RE 406-539-1420.

Helena Homes For Sale! 4bedroom 3bath golfcourse extraordinary townhome MLS#292428; 3bedroom 3bath renovated upscale downtown condo MLS#294732; 3bedroom 2bath bungalow-style westside home MLS#293272; 2bedroom 1bath skyview downtown condo MLS#294877, 406.465.3038


Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter / Friends of the Shelter will meet at Eureka Town Hall the fourth Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., starting May 25. 50-1tc

Pardon our construction! Due to the new construction and remodel of our office, we will NOT be having our annual customer appreciation luncheon on Rendezvous weekend. We have rescheduled it on Thursday, May 12, 11:30 – 2. Please join us as we have combined our annual luncheon with our GRAND OPENING of our new building. Hope to see you May 12! Coldwell Banker Mason & Co., 513 US Hwy 93 N, Eureka, MT 59917. 50-1tc

Truck driver training. Complete programs, refresher courses, rent equipment for CDL, job placement assistance. Financial assistance for qualified students. SAGE Technical Services, Billings/Missoula.  1-800-545-4546.

Virgelle Merc. Antiques presents the COLLINS COLLECTIBLE & ANTIQUE SALE Saturday and Sunday May 7th & 8th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Sale held at the old Collins Community Club in downtown Collins, Montana. 1- 800 426-2926

Win 2016 GRIZ/CAT game package! Montana Fall Football Brawl Raffle – tickets $10 each. Two game tickets for GRIZ/CAT game 11/19/16 + indoor box seats at Washington Grizzly Stadium + 1 night’s stay at Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula + fan gear of winner’s choice. Tickets available from your local newspaper or online Proceeds benefit the Montana Newspaper Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit providing U of M School of Journalism scholarships, internships and member education.

Display ads deadline – noon on Monday; News items – by 5 p.m. on Monday; Classified ads – noon on Tuesday. Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed most Fridays. Located at 200 Cliff Ave. in beautiful downtown Eureka.

For Rent

3/bed, 2/bath house in town w/2car garage. No smoking/no pets. Tenants responsible for lawn care, 250-9395. 47-tfc

Duplex for rent, right in town.  2 bedroom, 1 bath, garage, washer/dryer, water & sewer included, no pets, no smoking. One year lease. $650/mo. 406-889-5746. 50-1tp

Duplex apartment: 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, apartment in town. Newly remodeled. Includes water, sewer, garbage service and lawn care. No smoking, no pets. Security/cleaning deposit required.  Call 406-261-2791. 50-2tc



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