Ivan Doig

University of Montana's Main Hall.
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a 2 percent pay raise for 13 top administrators within the Montana university system.

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado, University of Montana President Seth Bodnar and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian will be paid just over $320,000 a year, beginning Feb. 1.

Montana Book Festival dates: September 10 - 12.

Through its annual literary festival and related events, The Montana Book Festival Association seeks to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts.

One of Montana’s best known and well-respected authors has died. Ivan Doig passed away today at his home in Seattle from multiple myeloma at the age of 75.

Doig was born in White Sulpher Springs in 1939, and his books were set in Montana.

Ivan Doig Talks About His Novel 'The Bartender's Tale'

Apr 9, 2015

The great Montana author Ivan Doig passed away today at 75. Here's an archived interview with Ivan Doig from "The Write Question".