Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT -- CITY OF COLUMBUS

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Columbus
PWSID#MT0000185
PO Box 549
Columbus, MT 59029
(406) 322-4424

We’re very pleased to provide you with this year’s Annual Quality Water Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is ground water from 3 separate wells. Our water sources are located on an Island of the Yellowstone River by the Old Town Ships, in the Beartooth Heights Subdivision and in Heritage Park. At the present time we serve an estimated 1900 people. We have completed a source water protection plan that provides more information such as potential sources of contamination to our drinking water supply. This document is available for review at the Public Works Office at 1258 E 1st Ave S.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife;
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming;
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses;
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems;
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
We’re pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact Dennis Holten or Steve Storer. They are certified operators with years of experience and can be reached at 322-4424. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled City Council Meetings. They are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:30 pm.

The City of Columbus chlorinates the water prior to entering the distribution system, and routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table shows the results of any detects in our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2016. For constituents that are not monitored yearly, we have reviewed our records back to the last five years.

We have monitored for lead and copper, and all of our samples are in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Columbus is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal - (mandatory language) The “Goal” (MCLG) is the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Picocuries per liter (pCi/L)-Picocuries per liter is a measure of the radioactivity in water.

We’re proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal and State requirements. We have learned through our monitoring and testing that some constituents have been detected. The EPA has determined that your water IS SAFE at these levels.

MCL’s are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Our system had 2 reporting violations regarding chlorine residuals: One for reporting our March 2016 residuals to DEQ on March 23rd rather than March 10th, and the other for reporting a .19 and a .16 ppm chlorine residual on June 16th and 17th rather than the required .2 ppm chlorine residual.

While your drinking water meets EPA standards for arsenic, it does contain low levels of arsenic. EPAs standard balances the current understanding of arsenics possible health effects against the costs of removing arsenic from drinking water. EPA continues to research the health effects of low levels of arsenic, which is a mineral known to cause cancer in humans at high concentrations and is linked to other health effects such as skin damage and circulatory problems.

Please call our office if you have any questions.

We at the City of Columbus work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.

This Consumer Confidence Report will not be mailed to customers but a copy is available upon request.

Published by SCN May 18, 2017 MNAXLP

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ESTATE SALE

Don’t Miss Out
Estate Sale
May 19th and 20th
8 am - 6 pm
24 Water Works Road
1 mile south of
Red Lodge

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FIREWOOD FOR SALE

PINE FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
Split pine and
logs available.
Delivered to your
location.
Contact Glenn
406-321-0565

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FOR RENT - RESIDENTIAL

PARKS REAL ESTATE
Houses, apartments,
and commercial
buildings available!
Call Michelle 322-4115
608 E Pike Ave.,
Columbus
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Lovely Columbus Home
in like new condition
3 bed 2 bath fenced
in yard, 2 car garage
Rent then contract
for deed to
reliable buyer.
321-5721

FOR RENT SENIORS/ DISABLED

Shipp’s Assisted
Living.
Rooms available. Respite
care. Medicaid waiver.
Call Tess,
406-328-7361
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Homestead Lodge
Available immediately.
Rent based on income.
2-bedroom apt.
Utilities pd.
Senior or Disabled
Absarokee 328-4615
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Sage Apartments
1 bedroom apt. --
stove and refrigerator.
All utilities included.
Elderly, handicap, or disabled.
"Rent based on income!"
Call 656-3694 or 780-0227

GARAGE SALES

1024 Glacier Creek Drive
Friday, May 19
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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111 E. Centennial
Friday:
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday:
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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HELP WANTED

Stillwater County Road Department
currently is accepting applications for the
following position:
Temporary Laborer
Salary: $10.85-12.00/Hour DOE
This position closes at 4:30 pm June 2, 2017.
For Job Descriptions and applications see the
Stillwater County website at www.stillwatercountymt.gov
or contact Stillwater County Finance and Human Resources at
400 E. 3rd Ave N. Columbus, 322-8014.
Stillwater County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Stillwater County Facilities Department
currently is accepting applications for the
following position:
Temporary Laborer
Salary: $10.00/ hr.
This position is open until filled.
First review of applications is June 2, 2017.
For Job Descriptions and applications see the
Stillwater County website at www.stillwatercountymt.gov
or contact Stillwater County Finance and Human Resources at
400 E. 3rd Ave N. Columbus, 322-8014.
Stillwater County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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ADVENTURE WHITEWATER
RAFTING COMPANY
Shuttle Bus
Driver Needed
Must have a CDL
Fantastic Summer Job!
406-446-3061 or
406-855-1189
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Meadowlark Assisted Living
is looking for an experienced cook.
We are looking for caring, compassionate individual
who enjoys working with the elderly.
Applicants must excel at being a team player.
This position offers 32 hours per week and includes some weekends.
Competitive wage, yearly bonuses, health plan + 401-k.
Please come by to pick up an application at
443 Quarry Road in Columbus or call Rose at 322-9097.
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Project Hope -- Executive Director
Reporting to the board of directors, position is responsible
for overall administration of Project Hope, including daily
operations, service programs, fundraising and grant writing,
community relations, building maintenance, and financial
management. Position is P/T, approx. 30 hrs/wk.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in business or social services.
Management experience. Strong interpersonal, written, and
oral communication skills. Grant writing and fundraising
experience. Proficiency with computers, both hardware and
software (Word, Excel, QuickBooks). Please send cover
letter, resume, and contact info for two business references
to: Hiring Committee, Project Hope, PO Box 1443,
Columbus, MT 59019.
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Maintenance Position Available
Immediate part-time opening for
experience maintenance at
Homestead Lodge Apartments.
Successful candidate will have
experience in maintenance and repair.
Must be knowledgeable in drywall,
plumbing, locks, painting, electrical, etc.
Compensative pay and employer offers
regular training and education opportunities.
Please mail resumes to:
Homestead Lodge
121 S. Weast Ave.
Absarokee, MT 59001
Phone: 406-328-4615
Fax: 406-328-4620
Closing for this position will be June 30, 2017.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are a drug-free workplace.
Syringa Property Management

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INVITATION TO BID ON COAL DELIVERED TO RAPELJE SCHOOL BIN

Invitation to Bid
Bids will be accepted on coal, price per ton delivered to the Rapelje School bin. Sealed bids must be submitted to Rapelje Schools, PO Box 89, Rapelje MT 59067, by June 09, 2017. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bid opening will be at the school board meeting held on June 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Published by SCN May 18, 2017

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NAME CHANGE OF AMY JO PARENTEAU

MONTANA 22nd JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT,
STILLWATER COUNTY
In the Matter of the Name Change of, AMY JO
PARENTEAU, Petitioner. CAUSE No. DV17-26
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED NAME CHANGE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Petitioner, AMY JO
PARENTEAU, has petitioned the District Court for the Montana 22nd Judicial District for a change of name from Amy Jo Parenteau to Amy Jo Hacken, and the petition for name change will be heard by a District Court Judge on the 22nd day of June 2017, at 9:30 am, in the Court House of Stillwater County.
DATED: April 24, 2017
Sandra M. Fox
Clerk of Court
Published by SCN May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

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NOTICE -- APPOINTMENT OF CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR JAMES G. KING ESTATE

MONTANA, TWENTY SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT,
STILLWATER COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES G. KING, Deceased. Cause No. DP 17-08 Judge _Blair Jones
NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned 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 (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice, or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must be filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court, Stillwater County Courthouse, P. O. Box 367, Columbus, MT 59019-0367 or mailed to DENNY EUBANK and TRACY EUBANK SLOAN, the co-personal representatives, return receipt requested, c/o the law offices of Vicki W. Dunaway, 1250 15th St. West, Ste. 202, Billings, Montana 59102.
DATED this 20th day of April, 2017.
VICKI W. DUNAWAY 1250 15th Street West, Ste. 202
Billings, Montana 59102
DENNY EUBANK
2835 Oakland Drive
Attorney for Applicants Billings, MT 59102
TRACY EUBANK SLOAN
142 South Prairie Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296
STATE OF MONTANA County of Yellowstone DENNY EUBANK, being first duly sworn upon his oath, deposes and says that he has read the foregoing, and that the facts and matters contained therein are true, accurate and complete to the best of his own knowledge except as to the matters stated on information and belief, and as to those, he believes them to be true.
I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct.
DATED this 20th day of April, 2017.
DENNY EUBANK
STATE OF MONTANA
County of Yellowstone
TRACY EUBANK SLOAN, being first duly sworn upon her oath, deposes and says that she has read the foregoing, and that the facts and matters contained therein are true, accurate and complete to the best of her own knowledge except as to the matters stated on information and belief, and as to those, she believes them to be true.
I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the State of Montana that the foregoing is true and correct.
DATED this 20th day of April, 2017. TRACY EUBANK SLOAN
Published by SCN May 4, 11, 18, 2017

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NOTICE -- APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR BARBARA A. EATON ESTATE

MONTANA TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, STILLWATER
COUNTY
IN THE MATTER
OF THE ESTATE OF BARBARA A. EATON, Deceased
Probate No. DP 17-10
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 or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must either be mailed to Peggy Ann Meier, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at the Heard & Howard Law Office, PLLC, attorney for the estate, at P. O. Box 926, Columbus, MT 59019, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court.
DATED: May 9, 2017.
Peggy Ann Meier, Personal Representative

Publish by SCN May 18 and 25, and June 1, 2017

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NOTICE -- COLUMBUS ORDINANCE REQUIRES REMOVAL OF WEEDS AND TALL GRASS

NOTICE

Per Ordinance 8.20.060
All Persons are hereby required to remove all weeds and tall grass from their property. If the owner or occupant fails to do so, the City shall remove the same and the cost shall become a lien upon the property. The minimum charge will be $75.00 plus a $50 admin fee for each instance.
City of Columbus

Published by SCN May 11, 18, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE -- STILLWATER COUNTY COMPENSATION BOARD MEETING

PUBLIC NOTICE
STILLWATER COUNTY
COMPENSATION BOARD MEETING
Stillwater County is required to have a Compensation Board which meets each year to determine the salaries of Elected Officials. An organizational meeting will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM, in the Meeting Room on the First Floor of the Courthouse, located at 400 3rd Ave. North, Columbus, MT. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss process and time lines of the Compensation Board. Please contact the Commissioner’s Office at 322-8010 with any questions. All interested persons are invited to attend. /s/ Board of Commissioners, Stillwater County: Dennis Shupak, Chair; Maureen Davey and Mark Crago, Members.

Published in the Stillwater County News on May 18, 2017.

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STATEWIDES

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate - Northwest Montana
Company owned. Small and large acre parcels. Private. Trees and meadows. National Forest boundaries. Tungstenholdings.com (406) 293-3714

FOR SALE

For Sale 2 - 2012 16x80 Mobile Homes
in great condition $43,900 delivered and set up within 150 miles of Billings.

LIVESTOCK FOR SALE

120 PRIVATE TREATY ANGUS BULLS
Fertility Tested and Ready to Work! Proven Calving Ease & Performance Genetics. STEVENSON’S DIAMOND DOT – Hobson, MT. Clint Stevenson: 406-366-9023

HELP WANTED

SMART SALES AND LEASE
(est 2001) seeks full time Customer Service Manager. Work online from home. ($12/$20hr). Management experience a plus. Some evenings/weekends. Resume, questions: careers@smartsalesandlease.com.
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Montana FWP
is hiring seasonal employees for AIS decontamination stations at Tiber Reservoir. Competitive pay/benefits. 13 positions, $13.02/hr. Must be 18, valid driver’s license, excellent people skills, team player. Email resume to Zach or Jorri, zcrete@mt.gov or jorri.dyer@mt.gov.

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