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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is proposing to remove a small population of invasive goldfish using the EPA registered pesticide Prenfish which is safe to use for removal of unwanted fish, when handled properly. Invasive goldfish are proposed to be removed from an unnamed stock pond located in Upper CK Creek approximately one mile from Zortman, MT (T25N, R25E S21). The remote, 0.65 acre pond is located on private land. If the preferred alternative is selected, the project would be completed in the fall 2020.

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for this treatment can be found at:

The comment period will be open from June 16, 2020 to July 17, 2020. Please submit any comments that you have by 5:00 P.M., July 17, 2020.

(Published by Phillips County News 06/24, 07/01/2020)






The Montana Water Court has entered its Preliminary Decree for Basin 40N and the Decree is now available for your review.

The Decree and the forms are available at these locations:

* Montana Water Court: 1123 Research Drive Bozeman, MT 59718; 406-586-4364

* Montana DNRC, Water Rights Adjudication Office: 910 Helena Avenue, Helena, MT 59620; 406-444-0560

* Montana DNRC, Water Resources Regional Office: 222 Sixth Street South, Glasgow, MT 59230; 406-228-2561

* Montana Water Court website:

* Montana DNRC website:


All objections must be filed on the forms provided by the Water Court and must be received at the Water Court by December 14, 2020. Objections can be filed electronically at [email protected] or sent to Montana Water Court, PO Box 1389, Bozeman, MT 59771.


The Water Court may grant a request for an extension of the time for filing objections. A request for an extension must be received by the Water Court on or before DECEMBER 14, 2020. If an extension is granted, it will apply to everyone. Any extension will be posted at the offices listed above and will be advertised once in this newspaper.


If you do not participate in Water Court proceedings, your right to appeal an adverse decision is limited by Section 85-2-235, MCA. If changes were made to your abstract, you may challenge those changes by filing an objection. You may also address DNRC issue remarks by an objection. If there are changes and/or issue remarks on your abstract which are not resolved by an objection, these will be addressed and resolved by the Water Court.


Informal public meetings will be held by telephone conference call on:

* Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm; to take part in the call, dial (406) 318-5487, at the prompt enter conference ID: 20110224#

* Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm; to take part in the call, dial (406) 318-5487, at the prompt enter conference ID: 883888401#

(Published by Phillips County News 06/24, 07/01, 07/08/2020)


Local Notice for the Registration of Antenna Structures

All interested persons are invited to review and request further environmental processing of an FCC application for Hemphill, LLC proposing the following telecommunications structure near 1.1 mi SW of State Hwy 243 and Luke Road Saco, Phillips County, Montana FCC filing number A1168540 proposes a 320 ft guyed tower with Chapters 4,8(MDual), & 12 lighting. This application may be reviewed by entering the above file number at this website: Interested persons may raise environmental concerns by filing a “Request for Environmental Review” with the FCC within 30 days of this posting. Instructions for filing requests are contained on the following website: The FCC strongly encourages requests to be filed online; however, written requests may also be sent by mail to the following address: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554

Section 106 Notice

Hemphill, LLC is seeking comments from any interested parties on the impact of the proposed communications towers mentioned above on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Correspondence should be directed to Sheldon McLeod at 520 S Main St. #2531 Akron, OH 44311, phone 330.572.2284 or [email protected]

(Published by Phillips County News 06/24/2020)


Advertisement for Bids

Malta Airport

Malta, Montana

AIP No. 3-30-0099-015

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the construction of airport improvements for Malta Airport, Malta, Montana, will be received by the Phillips County Regional Airport Authority, Malta, Montana, until 1:30 PM MDT, on July 2, 2020. Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the offices of KLJ Engineering, 2611 Gabel Road, Billings Montana 59102.

The bid documents are to be mailed or delivered to KLJ, 2611 Gabel Road, Billings, Montana, 59102 and shall be sealed and endorsed, "Airport Electrical Improvements, Malta Airport, AIP No 3-30-0099-015". Any bids received after the designated time above will be returned to the bidder unopened.

The proposed work includes the following bid schedules approximate quantities:

Base Bid Schedule: Airport Lighting Rehabilitation

Electrical Vault Improvements 1 EA

Electrical Cable 10,700 LF

Counterpoise Cable 10,500 LF

LED Runway/ Taxiway Lights 56 EA

LED Lighted Sign 6 EA

Additive Bid Schedule No. 1: Separate PAPI Circuit

Electrical Cable 10,900 LF

Constant Current Regulator 1 EA

Additive Bid Schedule No. 2: Supplemental Wind Cones

Supplemental Windcone 2 EA

Counterpoise Cable 500 LF

Electrical Conduit 500 LF

Electrical Cable 1,000 LF

Additive Bid Schedule No. 3: New Taxiway Lights and Base Cans

Electrical Cable 900 LF

Counterpoise Cable 500 LF

Electrical Cable 1,700 LF

LED Taxiway Lights 29 EA

Alternate Bid Schedule No. 1: LED PAPI System

L-881(L) LED PAPI System 2 EA

Alternate Bid Schedule No. 2: Conventional PAPI System

L-881 Conventional PAPI System 2 EA

Plans and specifications are on file and may be seen at the office of KLJ, 2611 Gabel Road, Billings, Montana.

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at “Projects for Bid” or You may download the digital plan documents for $33.00 by inputting Quest project# 7108627 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or [email protected] for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a non-refundable price of $110.00 per set at KLJ, 2611 Gabel Road, Billings for each set obtained. Contact KLJ at 406-245-5499 if you have any questions.

Bidders must obtain Bidding Documents from the Engineer or through QuestCDN and must be shown on the plan holders list to be considered a responsive Bidder.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a bid security made payable to the Phillips County Regional Airport Authority in the amount of ten (10) percent of the total bid price. The security may consist of cash, a cashier's check, a certified check, a bank money order, a certificate of deposit, a money market certificate, or a bank draft. The security must be drawn and issued by a federally chartered or state-chartered bank or savings and loan association that is insured by or for which insurance is administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; drawn and issued by a credit union insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund; or a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Montana.

Bidders are required to furnish a current Montana Public Contractor’s Registration. Subcontractors for work over $5,000 shall also be the holder of a Montana Public Contractor’s Registration of the proper classification.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Contract Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract.

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates as established by the Department of Labor for this project and are contained in the project manual.

Each Bidder hereby agrees to commence and complete the work under this contract within the time schedule indicated and further agree to pay as liquidated damages the sum as shown for each consecutive calendar day thereafter as provided in the following schedule:

Base Bid Schedule 30 calendar days

Additive Bid No. 1 Schedule No additional calendar days1

Liquidated damages shall be assessed for every calendar day beyond the scheduled calendar days indicated on the contract.

It is anticipated a Notice to Proceed will be issued before September 1, 2020.

Award of contract or contracts will be contingent upon securing funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Phillips County Regional Airport Authority, Malta, Montana, reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of 60 days after the date fixed for the opening thereof to reject any and all bids and waive defects and to accept any bids should it be deemed for the public good and also reserves the right to reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or unfaithful in the performance of any former contract to the Owner.

The requirements of 49 CFR part 26 apply to this contract. It is the policy of the Malta Airport Authority to practice nondiscrimination based on race, color, sex or national origin in the award or performance of this contract. The Owner encourages participation by all firms qualifying under this solicitation regardless of business size or ownership.

The Phillips County Regional Airport Authority, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

A full list of Federal Provisions by which the Bidder must comply, are incorporated by reference and contained within the specifications. Federal Contract Provisions are also available at:

A pre-bid meeting will be held on June 18th, 2020 at 11:00 AM. (local time). Interested bidders should meet at the Malta Airport, Malta, MT. The pre-bid meeting is not mandatory. A tour of the work site will be conducted following the pre-bid meeting.

Dated this 8 of June 2020.

/s/ Kent Wasson, Chairman

Phillips County Regional Airport Authority

Malta, Montana

(Published by Phillips County News 06/10, 06/24/2020)


Public Notice June 14, 2020

Request For Proposal


Background/Introduction: Fort Belknap Indian Community, namely Fort Belknap Tribal Health Department, is seeking bid packets for a Program Evaluator for SAMHSA Grant # 1H79T1081838-01 Tribal Opioid Response.

1. Project Goals and Scope of Services: Will be provided upon request in writing, request must be via email, to [email protected]

2. Anticipated Selection Schedule: Bids will be accepted until July 15, 2020 and reviewed 10 days from July 15, 2020.

3. Time and Place of Submission of Proposals: Please submit completed proposal on business letterhead to be postmarked no later than July 15, 2020. All proposals received with postmark after July 15, 2020 will not be considered. Online submissions will not be accepted. No hand carry bids will be accepted.

4. Timeline: Said RFP will be posted for 30 days from the above date of June 14, 2020.

5. Elements of Proposal: Educational Credentials, Past Evaluation Listing, Narrative of Health Knowledge including Opioid Addictions, Travel must be included in the proposal.

(Published by Phillips County News 06/17, 06/24, 07/01, 07/08/2020)



MCA 15-17-122

On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Phillips County Treasurer will attach a property tax lien to property on which the 2019 taxes are delinquent. The delinquent taxes, including penalties, interest and costs are a lien upon the property and that unless delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are paid prior to August 3, 2020 a tax lien will be attached and may be assigned to a third party.

A complete delinquent list of all persons and property in the county now owing taxes, including all city and town property that is delinquent is on file in the office of the Phillips County Treasurer and is open to public inspection and examination.

DATED on the 17th day of June, 2020.

Jean Mavencamp

Phillips County Treasurer

(Published by Phillips County News 06/24, 07/01/2020)



TO: Prospective Vendors / Contractors

Pursuant to all competitive bid laws in the state of Montana specifically MCA 18-2-502, the Dodson Public School District would like to solicit bids for the following customer supplied building project;

2020 Bus Garage

Phase 1

SCOPE: Erect 50 X 60 X 16' Customer Supplied Building.

This building will include 6" roof and 4" wall batten insulation supplied with the building materials. Building will be of pre-engineered design with steel structure with PBR tin walls and one walk thru door. Vendor to receive, unload, and erect building per suppliers’ specifications. Vendor will also supply and install 200 amp electrical service panel with 6 115V outlets for overhead lighting and 6 115V wall outlets. Vendor shall design, supply and install frost protected foundation with 2' wide finished width with adequate footing for building columns. Interior of building floor will consist of packed gravel. Building will include three overhead doors. 2 - 12' X 12' doors and 1 - 12' X 14' door. Vendor to supply doors of at least 1.5" insulated sectional type, chain lift, with windows of similar design. Awarded Vendor will guarantee completion of project date as October 1, 2020.

Bids shall be received sealed and sent directly by hard copy mail or accepted in person to / at Dodson School District Building Committee Membership lead Bonnie Lankford, and / or District Manager Connie Jones at;

Dodson Public Schools

c/o Bus Garage Bid

Bonnie Lankford / Connie Jones

P.O. Box 278

Dodson, Montana 59524

Sealed bids will be accepted until the 9th day of July, 2020 by 2:00 p.m.

A pre-bid conference and site inspection will be held at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Dodson School Campus 124 1st Avenue West, Dodson, Montana 59524. Attendance by interested contractors, builders, vendors is not mandatory to submit bids for this project.

Bids must be accompanied by a bidder’s bond equal to 10 percent (10%) of the total bid, as defined by state law. No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of bid receipt. The successful bidder will furnish an approved Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract. The contractor / builder / vendor shall comply with all fair labor practices and must meet the requirements of all local, state and federal statutes. Including prevailing wage and hiring preferences. Each bidder and Contractor is required to have a current and valid Montana Contractor’s Registration and Montana Contractor’s License as applicable, in the proper classification for the work bid, and such registration and license must remain valid throughout the period of the contract. Bids must fully comply with all requirements herin.

The Dodson School District reserves the right to reject any/or all bids, to waive any/or all informalities or technicalities, and to act in the best interest of the Dodson School District.

Award of this alternative project delivery contract will be based on the unbiased system used with the request for proposals and the interview process. INVITATION TO BID PUBLISHED June, 17, 2020, June 24, 2020.

Board of Trustees

Dodson Public School District

Dodson, MT 59524

(Published by Phillips County News 06/17, 06/24/2020)


William M. Solem


P.O. Box 248 -- 411 Ohio Street

Chinook, MT 59723

Telephone: (406) 357-2217

Facsimile: (406) 357-2884

Email: [email protected]

Attorney for Plaintiff




Dated December 6, 1991,



HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF EDGAR L. WILLIAMS, Deceased, HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF FRANCES WILLIAMS, Deceased, HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF RAYMOND S. WILLIAMS, Deceased, HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF FRANCIS B. WILLIAMS, Deceased and HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF MARY PHILLIPS Deceased, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who may claim any right, title, estate or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon, the real property described in the Complaint, or any thereof, adverse to Plaintiff’s ownership, or any cloud upon Plaintiff’s title, whether the claim or possible claim is present or contingent.


Cause No. DV2020-12





A lawsuit has been filed against you. The lawsuit seeks to quiet title in the property situated in Phillips County, Montana, described as follows:

Township 24 North, Range 24 East, MPM

Section 21: NW¼SE¼

Within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this Summons on you, (or 42 days if you are the State of Montana, a state agency, or a state officer or employee), you must serve on the Plaintiff an answer to the Complaint which has been filed in the above-entitled action, or a motion under Rule 12 of the Montana Rules of civil Procedure. Do not include the day you were served in your calculation of time. The answer or motion must be served on the Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s attorney, if Plaintiff is represented by an attorney, whose name and address are listed above.

If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

You must file your answer or motion with the Court.

Dated this 1st day of June 2020.

/s/ Tami R. Christofferson

Clerk of the District Court


Attorneys for Plaintiff

P.O. Box 148 – 411 Ohio Street

Chinook, MT 59523

(Published by Phillips County News 06/10, 06/17, 06/24/2020)


Resolution #1920


The Trustees of School District No. 12 A & B have determined that the following real and personal property of the district, located at 321 Hwy 243, Saco, Montana, is obsolete, unsuitable or not needed any longer for school purposes of School District No. 12 A & B.

2 tall file cabinets 2 short file cabinets

Various tables

5 wall TV mounts

Old metal folding chairs

Stainless steel double sink

Mobile cupboard

Computer cabinet

Folding lunch table - short height

Smartboard screens

3 Sharp TVs

2 TV carts

Optima projectors

Short rolling cart

Misc. AV equipment


Old Copy Machine (broken)

10- Toshiba Laptops with chargers. Factory reset with Windows 7

The subject property is obsolete, unsuitable or not needed any longer for school purposes.

As provided in § 20-6-604, MCA, the Trustees of School District No. 12 A & B hereby resolve to sell or dispose of the property identified above.

The Trustees of School District No 12 A & B further resolve that notices of the resolution shall be published on June 17, 2020 and June 24, 2020, in the Phillips County News newspaper.

This resolution shall become effective 14 days after publication of the second notice identified in the immediately preceding paragraph, unless appealed to the district court by a taxpayer in compliance with and as provided in § 20-6-604, MCA.

The school will have a garage sale of the above items on June 30th, 2020 in the Multi-Purpose room (enter through flagpole door) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of School District No. 12 A & B this 9th day of June, 2020.

Donni Linn

Board Chair, School District No. 12 A & B

Attest: Mandy Sunford

Business Manager/District Clerk

(Published by Phillips County News 06/17, 06/24/2020)



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