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29 October 2012

Barkus crash report will be PDF — and cost $82.50

Updated. If you want to review the Barkus boat crash report, the good news is that it will be available as a PDF. The bad news is that the electrons will cost over 80 dollars. Flathead Clerk of Court Peg Allison blames the judge. I blame the feckless lawmakers and elected officials of Montana. The salient passage from the judge’s order is below. Allison’s letter follows:


Mr. Conner,

Yes, I am planning to release the document by Wednesday and yes, it will be in pdf format. Per the Judge’s order it will be available to anyone that wishes to pay the statutory rate for copies of documents in Montana. That total is $82.50 (or $85 if you need for one to be mailed hard copy), which must be paid in advance.

Our mailing address is
Clerk of District Court
920 South Main, Ste 300
Kalispell MT 59901

Peg Allison
Clerk of Court
Flathead County