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February 19, 2020


Fort Belknap Tribal Land Department

656 Agency Main Street

Harlem, MT 59526

Phone (406) 353-8443

Fax (406) 353-4653


The Fort Belknap Indian Community is seeking individuals that may be interested in rewriting the Fort Belknap Indian Community Councils Grazing Ordinance, Farm Pasture Code, and Plan of Operation.

The Ordinance, Plan of Operation and Farm pasture Code must align with the Fort Belknap Agriculture Management Plan (ARMP).

Two Community Meetings will be held in each of the four communities.

Meeting one will be to review the Drafts and request feedback.

Meeting two will be to review in detail the final approved documents.

Two Meetings will be held with the Tribal Council.

Meeting one will be to review the Drafts and request feedback.

Meeting two will be to review in detail the final approved documents

Four Meetings will be ehld with the Tribal Council.

Meeting one is to receive Council Input.

Meeting Two is to receive Land Committee approval.

Meeting Three will be for full council Approval.

Meeting Four is to provide Training to Tribal Coucil, Tribal Staff, BIA and anyone interested.

The contractor will provide meals at all meetings. All meetings will be documented and miutes will be provided. The attenance will be documented with sign in sheets and meeting notes.

LAND - OUR LAND IS OUR TERRITORY. It is not just where we live, and farm, and work, but it is who we are. Without it we have no past and no future, no Indian way of life today. Our conflicts and our troubles have always been about the land...

Interested indiviuals will be required to:

1. Complete a letter of interest to include qualifications,

experience and Knowledge

2. Include a timeline of completion and meeting the projected


3. Include a Budget:

a. Consultation Fees

b. Meeting expenses

c. Supplies

The (RFP) Request for proposals will open on January 27, 2020, and will close on March 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

All items submitted will be put into a sealed envelope and submitted to the Fort Belknap Indian Community, Tribal Land Department, Attn: Peggy Crasco Doney, Director, 656 Agency Main Street, Harlem, Montana 59526. Submissions will be date stamped, scanned and logged in. Submissions will need to put in a Sealed Envelope inside of the mailing envelope. Proposals will be reviewed beginning March 16, 2020 and a selection will be made by the Tribal Council once the entire process is completed.

Enrolled members will be given preference.

Project will be required to be complete by April 1, 2020.

(Published by Phillips County News 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2020)


Notice of Bid Proposal for: Repair and Resurfacing Saco School Roof

To Whom It May Concern:

Saco Schools will be accepting bid proposals for the above referenced “Repair and Resurfacing TPO and metal roof.” Bids must be received no later than 3/6/2020. Bids received after this date will not be accepted and will be returned unopened to the sender.

The purpose of this project is to resurface the school building roof. Key components of this project include:

1-coat silicone labor

Power wash labor-Power wash roof @ 2,000 PSI and allow to dry

Roof prep labor-repair any defects, 3-course seams and penetrations. Caulk all exposed fasteners. Replace loose screws. Prepare roof for coating.

Spray-on Uniflex Silicone Roof Coating

Treat all seams, fasteners and roof penetrations with flashing grade mastic

1-flash tubes


15-year warranty, 5 year workmanship warranty.

If you are interested in submitting a bid, it should be delivered to the name and address listed below in a sealed envelope labeled as follows:

Saco Schools

321 HWY 243

Saco, MT 59261

Bid Submission Attn: Tanya Funk, Superintendent

All bids must include all requested work items, conform to the Project Standards/Specifications and be responsive, accurate and cost reasonable. The Saco School Board of Trustees will select the contractor to perform all construction work.

Saco School District has the right to reject any and all bids at their sole discretion. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the items on the work write-up please contact Tanya Funk at 406-527-3531.

(Published by Phillips County News 02/19, 02/26/2020)


Fort Belknap Indian Community

Land Department

Request for Proposal (RFP)

For Appraisal Services

The Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC) is soliciting proposals from certified general appraisers to conduct appraisals services on Indian Trust Lands to be used for Land Sales and Land Exchanges on the Fort Belnap Reservation.

Please submit your specialized skills, credentials and background information and express an interest in conducting appraisals for the FBIC. Please indicate your cost per appraisal.

Applicant must be a certified licensed appraiser in good standing with the State of Montana and must comply with (USPAP) Uniform Standards of Professional Practice. List pertinent qualifications to appraise land on Indian lands. Must know all of the requirements and regulations regarding the process of conducting and completing appraisals on Indian Land.

Under this proposal the contractor will produce written appraisal reports that conform to Bureau of Indian Affairs guidelines. The contractor will provide all appraisal related services to the Tribe.

Further information and questions regarding the RFP should be submitted to: Peggy Doney, Tribal land Director, [email protected] or [email protected] Please submit the amount of your fee per appraisal. All proposals shall be mailed to: Fort Belknap Indian Community, Attn: Peggy Doney, Tribal Land Director, 656 Agency Main Street, Harlem, Montana 59526.

Applications must include a list of qualifications specialized skills, credentials and background information, including qualifications to and experience in appraisals of Indian trust land. Applications must include a cost schedule for appraisals.

Questions should be referred to Peggy Doney, FBIC Land Dept. Director, 406-353-8447 or [email protected] The deadline for submission of proposals is FEBRUARY 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The recipient must supply a statement that the consulting firm presently has no interest and shall not have any interest, direct or indirect, which would conflict in any manner with the performane of the services contemplated by the agreement. No person having such interest shall be employed by or associated with consultant during the term of this agreement.

(Published by Phillips County News 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2020)



The City of Malta will conduct a public hearing February 25, 2020 at 5:05pm in the council chambers of city hall to consider a Petition to Annex filed by Phillips County Hospital Association, Inc. to annex a contiguous parcel of property located in the NE ¼ SW ¼ of Section 17, Township 30 North, Range 30 East. Copies of the plat of the area proposed to be annexed and the Petition to Annex are on file at the City Clerk’s Office and are available for inspection by the public. Persons and/or their agent(s) may appear in person or send written comments to Mayor John Demarais, PO Box 1300, Malta, MT 59538 no later than 12 noon February 25, 2020.

(Published by Phillips County News 02/12, 02/19/2020)


Malta Irrigation District

Malta Division of the Milk River Project, MT


Sealed bids will be accepted at the Malta Irrigation District office, PO Box 1340, Malta, MT 59538 until 5:30 p.m., March 6th, 2020, for permit #’s 3256, 3257 and 3265 to graze and/or farm any tract or tracts of land shown on Exhibit A. The lands available for bid are Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, and managed by the Malta Irrigation District. Exhibit A can be obtained at the Malta Irrigation Office for review prior to bidding.

• Permit #3256 – Total acres 161.68, grazing acres 161.68. Land description:

Lots 2 and 3, E ½ NW ¼ of Sec. 19, T.30N.,R.28E. AUM’s 48.50. No

public access. Limited Bid.

• Permit #3257 – Total acres 320.00, grazing acres 320.00. Land description:

W ½ SW ¼, NE ¼ SW ¼ , W ½ SE ¼, S ½ NW ¼, SW ¼ NE ¼ of Sec. 20,

T.30N.,R.28E. AUM’s 96.000. No public access. Limited Bid.

• Permit #3265 – Total acres 1571.76, grazing acres 1571.76. Land

description: Pts. in Sec. 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 and 26. T.32N., R.32E., Pt. in Sec.

18 and 19, T.32N., R.33E. AUM’s 314.40. Public access. Open Bid.

The lands will be permitted for grazing and/or agricultural purposes for only a one (1) year period, ending December 31, 2020, with the awarded permittee having to bid on said permit again after the 2020 grazing period ends.

The bidder shall state in the “Bid for Grazing and/or Agriculture Permit,” (a) the unit number, (b) the AUM’s, if applicable, (c) the rental he/she proposes to pay for each subdivision or tract. Bids are covering portions of units as listed in Exhibit A will not be accepted. The minimum rental fee, based on market conditions, is $15.00/AUM for grazing, or $8.00/acre for agriculture. Bids below this figure will not be considered. The “Bid for Grazing and/or Agriculture Permit” and Exhibit A can be picked up at the Malta Irrigation office.

Bids must be accompanied by a full payment for calendar year 2020. Funds remitted by unsuccessful bidders will be returned following bid opening. If high bids are withdrawn after bids are opened, MID reserves the right to disqualify the remaining bids and readvertise the unit for bids.

Bid Types:

Negotiated bids are where only one landowner can bid due to access or other issues, and Limited bids can be accepted from adjacent landowners only. As an alternative to subleasing, MID will accept bids from those without direct landowner access if a letter of access is submitted to MID with their bid. The letter of access must be signed by an adjacent landowner providing access for the term of the lease. Open bids can be competitively bid by any members from the public.

Lands may require fencing; it is up to the bidder to determine what the fencing needs are and whether it is within the bidders’ means. MID will not complete any fencing prior to or after the lands are permitted.

The permit will be subject to terms and conditions as stated on the sample Special Use Permit and Permit Condition which can also be picked up and reviewed at the Malta Irrigation office.

Envelopes containing bids MUST be sealed, marked and addressed as follows:

In Upper Left Corner of Envelope:

Name and Address of Bidder


To be Opened at 1:00 p.m., March 11th, 2020

Mail Bid To:

Malta Irrigation District

PO Box 1340

Malta, MT 59538

Or Deliver Bid During Posted Office Hours To:

Malta Irrigation District

509 South 3rd Street East

Malta, MT 59538

For further information call the Malta Irrigation District Office at (406) 654-1440 or email [email protected]

Timberlee Pankratz

Office Secretary

(Published by Phillips County News 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/04/2020)




February 19, 2020

The Town of Dodson Montana, is considering an upgrade to the Town's Wastewater System Facility as a CDBG project under the Montana CDBG program. The project includes installing a new ultraviolet UV disinfection Treatment system, lagoon rehabilitation and installation of a portable generator. All work will be completed within the existing footprint of the Town's lagoon system, located one-mile south of the Dodson Townsite, off Highway 204. The lagoon area involves approximately 13 acres of floodplain. The project is located in the 100 year floodplain and/or wetland. The Town of Dodson is interested in discussing alternatives to this project and receiving public comment regarding possible adverse impacts that could result from the project and suggestions for how to mitigate them. A public hearing is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Hall, located at 225 2nd Street East in Dodson, to discuss the proposed project. Please attend or send written comments to: Mayor Teri Cole, PO Box 98, Dodson, MT 59524. Comments will be received until Thursday, March 5, 2020. A full description of the proposed action may be reviewed at Dodson Town Hall 212 Barrett Avenue, Dodson, MT 59524. Please call (406) 383-4364 to make arrangements to view the materials.

The Town of Dodson makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with a person's ability to participate in this public hearing. Persons needing an accommodation must notify Teri Cole no later than Friday, February 28, 2020 to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. You can call (406) 383-4364 or write to PO Box 98 Dodson, MT 59524 to make your request known.

/s/ Terresa A. Cole (Teri Cole)

Teri Cole, Mayor

Environmental Certifying Officer

(Published by Phillips County News 02/19/2020)


Malta & Dodson Irrigation District Elections

The regular election of the Malta and Dodson Irrigation Districts will be held on May 5th, 2020.

The term of Commissioner for the Third District of the Malta Irrigation District for the term of three years whose term expires in 2020, as per statue #85-7-1702.

The term of Commissioner for the Third District of the Dodson Irrigation District for the term of three years whose term expires in 2020, as per statue #85-7-1702.

Anyone wishing to have their name on the ballot needs to file a petition with the Election Administrator for the Deputy Election Administrator of the Irrigation Districts on or before February 20th, 2020.

Any information can be picked up up at the Malta Irrigation District, 509 S. 3rd St. E., Malta, MT 59538 or call (406) 654-1440 for more information.

(Published by Phillips County News 02/12/, 02/19/2020)




Attorney at Law

P. O. Box 511

Big Sandy, MT 59520

Telephone:(406) 378-2103

Email: [email protected]

Co-personal Representatives’ Attorney





Probate No. DP-20-03


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Clyde H. Robinson and Jim C. Robinson have been appointed co-personal representatives 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 Clyde H. Robinson and Jim C. Robinson, the co-personal representatives, return receipt requested, c/o Sheehy Law Office, PLLC, P. O. Box 511, Big Sandy, MT 59520, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled court.

I further declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my information and belief.

Dated January 27, 2020.

/s/ Thomas J. Sheehy,

Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives

(Published by Phillips County News 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2020)


Earl & Margret Pewitt

PO Box 21

Whitewater, MT 59544


Petitioner appearing without a lawyer


In the Matter of the Guardianship of


Earl Lawrence Pewitt

Margret Larae Pewitt,


Case No: DG-2020-01

Notice of Hearing on Guardianship of a Minor Child

This is notice that Petitioner has asked to become the guardian of a minor child. The hearing will be on 03/09/2020 at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Phillips County.

Date: 01/24/2020

/s/ Tami R Christofferson

Clerk of Court

(Published by Phillips County News 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2020)



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