The Chronicle has evolved over more than 100 years into Montana’s fifth largest newspaper. The newspapers that eventually became today’s Chronicle started with Bozeman’s first, the Montana Pick & Plow in 1869. That soon changed hands and title to the Avant Courier. A competing paper, the Bozeman Times, perhaps had the most notable “scoop” of the day: “Custer’s Battle and Death” was the headline for the Extra edition produced on July 3, 1876. Today, the Chronicle has a print circulation of about 15,000 and a total audience, including online readers, of more than 51,000. The Chronicle’s website generates more than 1 million page views per month.